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Contemporary Waterfront Luxury Villa (Views, Pool, AC, Gym, Generator)

7 Reviews
Sleeps14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms6
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

US Virgin Islands Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 4 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

Contemporary Luxury Waterfront Villa

Villa Acquabella invites you to experience the architectural beauty and comfort of this spacious luxury vacation villa. Our Villa adorns the shore of secluded and pristine Water Island, located just minutes from beautiful St Thomas and St John in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The panoramic and beautiful views of the St Thomas harbor and mountains, and west to the small cays and the island of Culebra, Puerto Rico are astounding especially at night when it all twinkles and glistens.

Water Island is a treasure yet to be discovered, complete with a gorgeous half moon shaped beach and bay known as Honeymoon Beach. The property is a two minute walk to Honeymoon beach or you may ride in the golf car provided. The beach hosts Dinghy's Beach Bar & Grill is open daily serving lunch and dinner from 11 am to 8 pm; Bar is open from 10:30 until 11 pm or later. Dinghy's offers a full kitchen, ATM machine, covered tiki dining, tables with umbrellas, beach chairs with umbrellas, floating bar, rum barrel tables with stools, flat screen TV's , corn hole and ladder game, and an overall new vibe. The kitchen employs a seasoned staff of chefs with many years of combined local and international experience. The menu offers beach side favorites: big burgers, sandwiches, salads, wraps, tacos, fried snacks, fish, BBQ, and pizza ( BBQ and Pizzas on select nights). Delicious and creative daily specials are based on product availability and freshness! The Bar has the islands best bartenders serving creative frozen drink delights, cocktails, a variety of cold beers and wines, juices, and sodas. Try a chilled bottle of crisp dry-yet-fruity rose on the beach or rent snorkel gear, kayaks and Stand up Paddle Boards. Quickly becoming the alternative to Jost Van Dyke trips, Dinghy's Beach Bar is being discovered by many VI residents who want to get away from it all without the hassles and expense of going to the BVI. No passport or fees required to come to Water Island!! Karaoke on Thursday, Full Moon Parties,Live Music on weekends, special event catering, wedding receptions, all available at Dinghy's! For more info follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Dinghysbeachbarandgrill or dinghysbeachbarandgrill.com. You may also choose to enjoy some biking and hiking to the old fort, or around the 491.5 acre (199 Hectare) island. Easily accessible via ferry service from Crown Bay Marina, or private skipper and boat available for special trips to St Thomas or other islands. (ask owners about their 40 foot Cruisers and/or 27 foot whaler.) World class shopping is nearby on Main Street, the Waterfront, Havensight Shops, and Yacht Haven Grande Marina.

Villa Acquabella comprises over 6000 square foot (600 square meters) of open living space with expansive outdoor patios and galleries. The designer swimming pool expands the entire waterfront posterior of the house measuring approximately 75 feet (25 meters).

To entertain you in the evenings, we have provided our guests with flat screen LCD TV’s in the great room with satellite programming as well as DVD players, and Ipod music sound system with many zoned speakers. WiFi internet is available throughout the property. The fitness/game room provides a Body Solid universal machine, dumbbells and bench, stepper, and elliptical machine; for fun and games try the billiards and darts (please bring your own darts), as well as the indoor/outdoor ping-pong table and other table games. Volley Ball, Horseshoes and bocce court are available at Dinghy's Beach Bar and Grill on Honeymoon Beach.

The great room contains a large modern kitchen with all stainless GE appliances, center cooking island and hood, with five counter height stools. In this open space you will find the main dining room on one side and the comfortable living room on the other side with two full sleeper divans and one single one. Al fresco cooking and dining is just outside in the covered lanai. An outdoor bar and stools, lounging sofas, and chaise lounges awaits you for outdoor entertaining.

Sleeping accommodations include a designer master bedroom with study on the second level: king luxury bed, two single sleeper divan, desk, and amazing views. On the main level in the west wing, two guest rooms are en suite, with queen beds and great views; direct access to pool deck. Fourth bedroom is great for children with two trundle beds and bathroom adjacent.

Need additional space? Please inquire about additional units available on the property that are ideal for larger groups such as weddings or corporate retreats.

Please contact owner for rates or visit 282063, 272245 & 282846 listings on VRBO.

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More Details
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian

About The Owner

Lisa and Giorgio Bertrand are business entrepeneurs with a joie de vivre! We enjoy entertaining more than dining out. We live in St. Petersburg, Florida when we are not travelling or resting up in Water Island. We have 3 grown children and one beautiful baby grand daughter (believe it or not!) We hope that all of our guests feel the love we share in our home and enjoy all that the magnificent Virgin Islands has to offer. Cheers!

The Owner purchased this villa in 2008

Why The Owner chose US Virgin Islands

We chose Water Island in The US Virgin Islands for its natural beauty, tranquility, and friendliness of the 80 or so residents. Also, because of the ease of travel in arriving and departing: St Thomas airport is just minutes away from the house.

What makes this villa unique

We enjoy entertaining: cooking, grilling, coctails and wine. We mostly enjoy beautiful Honeymoon Beach: snorkeling, kayaking, swimming, cycling, and exercising. We also enjoy the massive swimming pool with gorgeous views, playing horseshoes, and the billiards table.

Reviews

4.4
based on 7 traveler reviews

Contemporary Waterfront Luxury Villa (Views, Pool, AC, Gym, Generator)
average rating of 4.428571 based on 7 reviews
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Warning: cockroaches and must do a walk through with the owner when leaving!!

  • 1 of 5

April 2016-rented with18 extended family members as part of my daughter’s wedding. Many things about this rental made for a great experience, others were disappointing & disgusting. The house is in a lovely location & is nicely laid out for a large group.Lisa let us know that 2 rentals before us, cockroaches were brought into the property. What she didn’t say was that the infestation was still very active. All week long, every time we opened a drawer or the pantry, large numbers of cockroaches would scatter. We did let Lisa know that the infestation was ongoing, but nothing was done. Lisa emphasized a water shortage. We were respectful & took short showers. For the price, I think we deserved warm showers. On Thursday & Friday the main house was completely without any water when the pump failed.Lisa accused us of causing the circuit breaker to fail because we used the air conditioning too much; the 1st time it happened we had been onsite for only 1 1/2 days. It was repaired by Friday evening. Be careful, as there are several rust holes in the golf cart & it cannot make it up the hill from Dinghy’s.The pool is small but lovely. It is not truly an infinity pool & it was not filled properly so the filter did not work.

The furnishings are ok, although showing some age. The couch was covered in white canvas type material. It was clear that it had been in use, probably for years. It was soiled, but not so badly that we couldn’t use it.Lisa also charters 1 of her boats. We had arranged a charter to the British Virgin Islands but the engines wouldn’t start.3 weeks after we left, I asked about a refund for the boat charter. Lisa told me she was going to get the couch re-covered and would not return the charter payment.Photos of the couch appear to show a poorly cleaned section of the couch.I think Lisa attempted to clean the couch & the chemicals used caused discoloration. I disputed the refund of the boat charter with PayPal & credit card company and they refunded it. That left the security deposit for the house.1 of the guests did get sick in the guest villa & damaged a shelf & toilet. I did not dispute the cost of those repairs. 2 months after our rental ended, Lisa informed us that re-covering the couch cost thousands. She also mentioned repairs to screens. We did not damage the couch/screens. She is keeping the entire deposit. This is why I strongly recommend a walk though and signoff from Lisa before leaving the rental.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beyond words beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Words cannot describe how beautiful and clean this property is. Everything was perfect. We were welcomed and made to feel right at home the second we came off the ferry. Lisa was always available to answer questions and to take care of all our needs. We loved it so much, we are returning in a few months.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Minnesota
5

So beautiful!!

  • 5 of 5

I had such an amazing time staying at Lisa's house on vacation. I just want to emphasize that you are in such a beautiful place already, and to be able to wake up every morning and see the views every which way. It's breathtaking.

The house is also super clean. We stayed in the guest house during our time in the USVI and it was the perfect size for all of us. It's in a very nice location, close to the beach and the ferry to go over to St. Thomas.

I reccommend this place to everyone who visits the island. Also, don't forget to stop at Dinghy's for some buffalo wings and rum punch's ;)

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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5

Home away from home for the holiday was perfect.

  • 5 of 5

Our 2015 Christmas in a white castle on Water Island provided plenty of “white” that we hardly missed our Minnesota snow at all—from the white towels and bedding to the white sandy beach of Honeymoon Bay! Our entire family of 16, including: young grandchildren, teen cousins, adult siblings, spouses, and grandparents enjoyed our close to 2-week stay and all of the memories made. Activities together were plenty--patio card games, pool floating, sunbathing, beach relaxing, fishing, cooking fresh caught fish, Dinghy’s events, horseshoes with the locals, karaoke, snorkeling, swimming by sea turtles, hermit crabs, TV movies, Vikings football, ferry rides, touring Water Island on golf carts and touring St. Thomas with the $1 shuttle rides. The morning view of sailboats in blue water and the evening view of white twinkling St. Thomas lights were spectacular. And the short rain showers brought double rainbows. Crown Bay Marina on St. Thomas by the ferry has a really good ice cream shop, Tickles pub, souvenir shops, and groceries. (A tip to save grocery trips: We had planned some meals ahead and brought extra suitcases with items like: frozen meats, salami, cheese, trail mixes, and boxed wine.) The Gourmet grocery store by the ferry had anything else we needed. We did go through many tortilla wraps, bagels, and snack crackers. Dinners at Dinghy’s were delightful too, including the Lionfish and their French fries. Home away from home for the holiday was perfect. Thanks Lisa for offering such a great vacation palace on a fun little island!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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St. Petersburg, FL
5

This house is amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with my family for a week and I could not have asked for a better house to stay in! It is very modern and has an amazing view of St Thomas. The owner of the house, Lisa, was always available if we had any questions about the house. There is a beautiful pond in front that we loved to sit around and enjoy the sound of the fountain. We loved that the house came had a pool and came with the use of a golf cart. It made it much easier to get back an d forth from the beach and ferry dock. The owners restaurant is called Dinghys on the further side of the beach. That place is the coolest beach bar I have ever been to. I highly recommend staying at this house on water island because the location is perfect!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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5

Absolutely Perfect for our Daughter's Wedding

  • 5 of 5

Our wedding party included ages ranging from 3 mos. to 85 years. We had no problem transporting everyone with the use of two golf carts and a truck. The views from the Villa are spectacular and was the perfect backdrop for the wedding reception. The open concept of the kitchen, living and dining room was a perfect gathering place when you weren't outside on the covered lanai, in the infinity pool or playing ping pong or billiards. Honeymoon Beach is an absolutely beautiful location for a wedding at sunset! The Dinghy and Heidi's restaurant/bars anchor both ends of the white, sandy beach. We also had use of two tandem kayak at the beach. It was easy to arrange pickup at Phillips Marina for a fishing trip and excursion to St Johns and the BVI. There was something to do for everyone. The owners were very helpful with any of our questions and concerns. We would highly recommend Villa Acquabella.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
1.5 Miles
St Thomas
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Dinghy's Beach Bar and Grill
Nearest Ferry
To St Thomas
Nearest Motorway
1500 Miles
I-95
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Dinghy's Beach Bar and Grill
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Honeymoon Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Main Street Shopping District
Nearest Point of Interest
Yacht Haven Grande
Nearest Point of Interest
Havensight Shops
Nearest Point of Interest
Magens Bay Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Frenchtown
Nearest Point of Interest
Honeymoon Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Crown Bay Marina
Car: not necessary

Private Yacht Charter on 40 Ft Cruisers Yachts & 27 Whaler with Captain available for hire inquire with owner.

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Amenities

US Virgin Islands Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Sleeper divans, Bunk Beds (2) Trundle beds with regular twin size mattresses
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf Cart
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Raft
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Car Included
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Fitness equipment, Golf cart, automatic 40 KW generator

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