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Lisa Bertrand

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: french, spanish, italian

Grand Modern Cozy Studio

5 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

St. Thomas Studio Rental Photos and Description

Studio, Studio + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

The cozy studio at Villa Acquabella is ideal for a couple or couple with 1 or 2 children that are looking to experience the beauty of Water Island on a budget. The spacious studio comprises approximately 540 Square Feet. There is a separate entrance to the unit from the lower driveway of the property, so there is privacy for all units. A golf cart is provided for transportation on Water Island.

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! 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.

The studio has an open floor plan with efficient kitchen, closet, queen bed, trundle bed, bar top table and stools, A/C, and separate bathroom and shower. The original cistern's local stone wall adds charm and helps keep the studio cool, so A/C is generally not a necessity. A small entry deck serves as the BBQ and outdoor dining spot.

Inquire with the owner about additional space available on the Villa Acquabella Estate. See other vrbo listings:165838, 272245, 282063.

Keywords: Studio Apartment

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Lisa Bertrand (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: french, spanish, italian

About Lisa Bertrand

The Bertrands live primarily in St. Petersburg, Florida and spend as much time on Water Island as they can at their beautiful property, Villa Acquabella. They built the property for their future retirement with various units to accommodate their large families: see other vrbo listings:165838, 272245, 282063. It is a great location for family reunions and weddings.

Lisa Bertrand purchased this studio in 2008

Why Lisa Bertrand chose US Virgin Islands

Water Island is a very special island close to St Thomas and its attractions yet quietly removed and very safe. The residents of Water Island are like one big family!

What makes this studio unique

Hiking, running, swimming, beach, peace!

Reviews

4.8
based on 5 traveler reviews

Grand Modern Cozy Studio
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
5

This studio is perfect and Lisa is a wonderful host!

  • 5 of 5

This studio has it's own entrance from the other parts of the estate and is perfect for 3 or 4 people. The golf cart provided is a great amenity even though the beach is only a few minutes walk from the house and the house, a minute or so walk to the ferry (so, even a quick ride to St. Thomas for shopping and supplies was super easy from this location.)

This studio is perfectly clean, modern and minimalistic which helps you feel like you are at complete rest in such a breathtaking piece of paradise. It is completely quiet and tranquil, the bed cozy and comfortable. We sleep so peacefully here. There are amazing views of the Caribbean and a patio was the percent place to have morning coffee while watching the cruise ships coming in to St Thomas.

The kitchen had what we needed to prepare and cook some of our own food.

The bathroom is spacious and modern with plenty of towels and washcloths for our showers. Soap was provided and if we needed anything, Lisa was easy to contact for anything, so accommodating and friendly; a most wonderful host!

Water Island itself is truly a gem within the Virgin Islands. It is a small community of residents, vacationers and tourists who share a beautiful, white sand beach with plenty of privacy and space to pull up your chairs and soak in the sun. Bring your floaters and snorkels (or rent them from Dinghy's) and then lounge or watch fish in the calm, cooling waters of Honeymoon Beach. Rent paddle boards, grab an island cocktail from the beach bar, order some yummy food and you have a vacation made in heaven, all within a few hundred square feet.

We love Water Island and cannot wait to get back!

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great value

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at this nice studio apartment on two separate occasions: in 2014 and 2016. Both times we were impressed by the convenience, cost and value of the property. It is close to the ferry dock and to Honeymoon Beach. The unit's cost comes with access to a golf cart to get around the hilly island. The unit isn't flashy, but it will serve you well when you aren't at the beach. As one of the less expensive vacation rentals on the island, this studio is perfect for a couple who is planning to spend all day at the beach (which, trust us, is the right way to vacation on Water Island -- the beach is amazing!)

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Baltimore, MD, USA
4

Best value on Water Island

  • 4 of 5

The studio apartment is a good option for a couple looking for an inexpensive place to stay on Water Island. The owner provides a golf cart for quick and easy access to beautiful Honeymoon Beach. The house is also right near the ferry dock, so you can walk there when making trips back to St. Thomas. The kitchenette includes the basics for making some meals at home, though you shouldn't miss out on lunch at Heidi's Honeymoon Grill (fish tacos!!) and drinks at sunset at Dinghy's Beach Bar, both on Honeymoon Beach. The studio is a little dark and the view is only of greenery, but that's no worry as you'll spend most of your time at Honeymoon Beach. Be sure to check out Monday movies on the beach, Tuesday trivia at Dinghy's and Wednesday night bingo on the beach. I also recommend driving your golf cart to Fort Segarra to take in a spectacular view!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minneapolis, MN, USA
5

Beautiful Island, beautiful home, beautiful people!

  • 5 of 5

Loved my family's stay at Lisa's house on Water Island in December. The views are phenomenal! Each story included an outdoor balcony looking out onto the water leading to St. Thomas. I loved the minimal, modern and clean look of the home. Lisa was a wonderful host and I was delighted to get to know her during our stay on Water Island.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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new paltz, new york, united states
5

paradise on water island

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a fabulous week on water island. The studio was clean, comfortable with all the necessary comforts. The beach is close( we drove in the golf cart provided and the ferry is with in walking distance. The Island is beautiful as are the people we met. My husband enjoyed fishing everyday and I enjoyed the beach . We loved it and can't wait to return next year.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2011
  • Stayed: Feb 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amenities

St. Thomas Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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