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Melissa Nelson

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

Sea Side Studio..Steps from the Beach

18 Reviews
Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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East End Studio Rental Photos and Description

Studio, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 1-2)

The studio is located across the street from the beach. Your balcony provides you a beautiful view of the bay. You can relax on the balcony and watch the sunset or stroll down to the beach and watch it from the beach bar.

Red Hook is a few minutes away. You could drive or just catch a taxi, which are always available right across the street. It is a thriving area of St. Thomas that has restaurants, bars, shopping and a grocery store. The ferry to St. John is located there too.

Melissa, your host is a long time resident of St. Thomas and will be glad to help you with anything you might need...from booking a boat for the day to giving you directions to those beaches only the locals know about.

The studio is your solution for an affordable vacation or visiting a friend or relative.

Keywords: Studio

  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Melissa Nelson (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

About Melissa Nelson

I have lived on St. Thomas for 30 years and this is home. I opened my home up 5 years ago to guests. I enjoy meeting new people and helping them in any way I can. One thing that attracted me to the house is the view and the beach. I love the beach and I go just about everyday. Secret Harbor has always been a local favorite. I have been in the tourist industry in one form or another since arriving on island. From working as a travel agent to working with groups in hotels. I am Real Estate Agent With John Foster Real Estate.

Melissa Nelson purchased this studio in 2005

Why Melissa Nelson chose St. Thomas

The location and view is spectacular! We are close to RedHook and the ferry to ST John. Most of the boat excursions leave form Red Hook. There is a bar, restaurant, taxis, beach and a Dive shop all across the street!

What makes this studio unique

The studio is very large with a balcony. The Bathroom is also very roomy which is unique here in the VI. The studio is the coolest room in the house. You can leave the windows open or close them and enjoy the Cold A/C. The flat screen TV can be watched from any where in the room. There is a DVD player with DVD's. Across the street you can get a taxi anytime. There is also a a restaurant with a wonderful breakfast, lunch and dinner. A beach side bar and hammocks in the trees. You are just around the corner from Red Hook. This area has restaurants, bars, grocery stores, shopping and this is where you catch the ferry to ST. John.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What an amazing 5 nights! Melissa's studio was the perfect location for

everything we wanted to do. The studio had plenty of towels and had everything

we possibly needed. I loved the privacy and view of Secret Harbor. Thank you

for everything Melissa! We hope to return soon.
Sep 2009
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based on 18 traveler reviews

Sea Side Studio..Steps from the Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews
Binghamton NY

Good Rest, Good View and island life

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend this beach side abode to a couple or person traveling to St Thomas for the first time or for the experienced traveler. It's above Secret Harbor Beach, the swimming is great, the unit is perfectly appointed and you can walk to the beach / restaurant . It's on a small hill and the sunrise / sunsets are amazing. You won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sea Side Studio - Secre Harbour, V.I.

  • 5 of 5

Our 4th stay here. Great view, quick walk to the beach with great snorkeling. Melissa provides beach chairs, cooler, towels, insulated tote bag for beverages/lunch/snacks and snorkel gear. Lots of fish, sea turtles, eels etc. to see in the harbor. Only 1 mile into Red Hook but need a car or taxi ride to get there, roads are narrow and unsafe to walk. A hidden gem for sue!

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Value for Money

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend this studio. It is very clean and very well supplied by the owner. Only one issue arose during my one month long stay. It was taken care of by the owner quickly.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seaside Studio

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Clean, quiet and comfortable. Luxury towels,firm mattress and many

other useful amenities. Melissa is a gracious hostess. I enjoyed my visit immensely

and will recommend it to friends.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

this is a wonderful place , very clean, wonderful location,close to a great beach with a great beach bar and restaurant. Melissa is a wonderful hostess, making sure we had everything we needed and arranging transport to the airport. we hope to be able to visit again.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sea Side Studio

  • 5 of 5

This was our 5th time staying there. Perfect spot with a view of the harbor and a quick 3 min. walk to the beach. You don't need a car, 5 min. taxi ride for $5.00 a person to Red Hook. Roads have no shoulder so it is unsafe to walk. Great amenities provided: snorkle gear, beach chairs, cooler, DVD's, cable, internet and even bathrobes! We'll be back.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Tennis courts are located right down the road about a 1 minute walk.


Rates & Availability

East End Studio Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

November 15- April 14, $155./nt
April 15- November 14, $125./nt
+10% tax
4 night minimum somewhat flexible.
Low season rates negotiable depending on availability.
Monthly rates available in low season.
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

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East End Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Bed (1) High quality pillow top
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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