Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)
Dori and I live in Connecticut where we each have businesses. Dori is a psychotherapist in private practice in West Hartford and I have a mortgage company in Blooomfiled CT In fact, I recently received my lending license from the Virgin Islands so I can work as well as vacation in Saint Thomas now. We were married right on the beach in front of the condo!
Owner purchased this Condo in 2006
Why Owner chose Estate Dorothea
Dori fell in love with this place 30 years ago after a friend of hers moved here permanently. When we got together she took me here to introduce me to the island and her friends. The rest is history.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
With additional security deposit
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Nature lover's paradise
We fell in love with this secluded slice of heaven! This condo is unbelievably close to the ocean. We stayed in early March, and a constant strong breeze made for the perfect temperature (outside and inside the house) and the sound of crashing waves 24/7. We only saw a few boats cruise by the bay the whole week we were there. It's remarkably secluded, which we LOVED.
Falling asleep to the sound of waves and a breeze on our faces was like a dream come true. It was surreal. Having screen doors across the whole living room was fantastic because that let in a strong breeze, and we liked falling asleep on the couch there. Enjoyed the balcony to soak in the quiet, waves and wind. During the night, you look out and see so many stars. There are no hotel lights or crowds of people like you get at a resort area. It's very peaceful.
While some parts of the island are dicey, we felt 100% safe here, and we brought our toddler. We met two amazing locals, Debbie and Nelson, in the condo development who treated us like family. Debbie even ran to the store for infant Tylenol and Pedialyte because our son got very ill as soon as we arrived in St. Thomas. They gave us many great tips. Make sure you talk to Nelson about paddling/swimming in that bay based on currents and wind -- he's very experienced, and his guidance was spot-on. Follow his advice, and wear the life jacket provided. That bay has uniquely wild currents.
We only paddled from the house when the bay calmed down, due to the strong current and constant crashing waves that time of year. It was fun, as we are experienced paddlers, and one of my best memories of the trip. Having Jeff's stand-up paddleboard and snorkeling gear there was so nice! If you're a hardcore SUPer, bring your own ankle leash because waves will knock you off the board unless the water goes super flat. :)
From the house, a quiet 15-minute hike through the jungle led us to a secluded beach where only a few locals could be seen. At times, we had the beach to ourselves! We hope no one else besides the locals and people who rent Jeff's house find out about this beach, because we plan to come back and want it to be our "secret" then, too.
Note: Due to hurricanes, the beach in front of the condo does look different than what's pictured. There's not much of a sand "beach" -- it's mainly rocks/coral/debris. But we didn't mind.
Also, Jeff was super helpful in answering my questions. This condo exceeded our expectations. We'll be back!
Terrific stay at Dorothea Beach!
My husband and I had a wonderful stay at Dorothea Beach! Jeff’s property is definitely off the beaten path, which was exactly what we were looking for. We had a very relaxing stay, enjoyed the rolling waves, scenic views and beautiful weather.
The home has everything you could need, it is well as appointed and very comfortable! Some of the surrounding units are still recovering after the hurricanes, which honestly was a bit concerning at first. The property manger took the time to explain some of the challenges and she put my mind at ease. She was on site and accessible. The owner Jeff was also very responsive if needed.
Just up the road is a convienance store if you need some basics and a fantastic restaurant called “Thireteen”. They have amazing food and we met some wonderful people here!
The location is about 15 minutes to some of the tourist attractions and town. With the help of the local folks we were able to find some additional beaches that you will not find on “the map”. All extremely beautiful and very secluded. Luckily we had a Jeep, theses spots were rough to access - but completely worth it!
We would highly recommend Jeff’s home - we had a wonderful stay & met some amazing people! Thank you for your hospitality!
We enjoyed our stay. Thank you for allowing us into your home. We fell in love with the island & community.
After Hurricane Maria damaged infrastructure on St Thomas, our airline cancelled our flights to the island. Even though we were 3 months out and the owner could have possibly had all services restored to his condo prior to our reservation and held us to the letter of the contract, he was very accommodating in accepting our request for cancellation and processing a refund. I would definitely do business with him again [and will!].
Right on the beach, far away from the crowds. Beautiful scenery and great snorkeling.
Beautiful, restful, peaceful
We have now stayed here twice and enjoyed both visits. Being so close to the ocean is wonderful, and this is truly the view off the balcony. The condo comes with soap, shampoo, conditioner, towels, sheets, and some snorkeling gear and even a couple of beach chairs to use during your stay. Kitchen has spices and sometimes food left by other renters. There are even books of different types, plus DVDs in case of rain or to watch in the evening. We love staying on the north side of the island and highly recommend this condo. There is a double bed in one bedroom and 2 twin beds in the other, plus 2 full baths, full kitchen, living room, and 2 private decks. The bedrooms have AC, which helps greatly with a good night sleep. There's a little market both ways off the main road, which is nice for getting ice, a newspaper, drinks, and other necessities, if needed. We will definitely return!