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Contemporary Waterfront Guest Villa: Views, AC, Balcony, Generator

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-8)

Villa Acquabella Guest Villa is located adjacent to Villa Acquabella just steps from the Water Island ferry dock and overlooking the beautiful blue water and St Thomas. The guest house comprises a two-story 2 bedroom/2 bath living space with a full kitchen, lanai with grill, and living room on lower level. One bedroom is fitted with a King size bed and the other with queen size beds and air conditioning. The main living area has two queen size sleeper couches and is also air conditioned.

The guest villa is approximately 1000 Square Feet of living space with additional outdoor spaces for dining and sunbathing. There is a separate private entrance to the guest villa on the top level and one of the bottom level.

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.

If more space is required please contact owner for rates.

Keywords: Guest House

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2018

About The Owner

Giorgio and Lisa Bertrand enjoy spending time on this beautiful property with family and friends. You will enjoy the island and the home's amenities, which are plenty for a Caribbean vacation rental. The Bertrand's have applied their design tastes and dedicated their resources in making your stay as comfortable as possible. Cheers!

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2008

Why The Owner chose Estate Western Water Island

We have loved Water Island and all of the Virgin Islands (US and BVI) for over 25 years!

What makes this cottage unique

Comfort and peacefulness! The ammenities of the guest house abound, and make for a very pleasant vacation stay.


Estate Western Water Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (4)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • alternative lifestyle
  • limited accessibility
  • health/beauty spa
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Private Yacht Charter on "Isola", a 40 ft Cruisers Yachts; and/or 27 ft Whaler details available from owner.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Contemporary Waterfront Guest Villa: Views, AC, Balcony, Generator
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews

Amazing home!!

  • 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: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minneapolis, MN, USA

Beautiful home, beautiful views, 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: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lisa's 2-story guest house was amazing and Lisa is a wonderful host!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lot of space for the 8 of us, with a convenient bathroom on each floor. The golf cart Lisa provided had plenty of room for all of us along with our beach supplies. Still, 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 2-story guest villa is beautiful! Perfectly clean, modern and minimalistic which helps you feel like you are at complete rest in such a breathtaking piece of paradise. The king-size bedroom my husband and I shared was so cozy and comfortable, with puffy pillows and soft linens. We slept so peacefully there. We had large sliding doors to a spacious veranda with amazing views of the Caribbean, the perfect place to have our morning coffee and watch the cruise ships coming in to St Thomas.

The kitchen had everything we needed for the week, we were able to prepare and cook a lot of our own food. Appliances were up-to-date and super clean. Dining on the lower veranda, which was closed in and private, also held amazing views and was the perfect place for our family to enjoy drinks and meals together. We used the infrared grill and were so glad to have access to it - the food cooked from it was so delicious!

Having 2 entrances to the house was super convenient and the ability to open windows and sleep with comfortable trade winds was perfect for us - we could warm up from our chilly home state as well as help conserve energy (being air conditioning costs are so crazy there!)

The bathrooms in the house were 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 or some locals even have a small set-up right by the pavilion during peak hours) and then lounge or watch fish in the calm, cooling waters of Honeymoon Beach. Grab an island cocktail from the beach bar and 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: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Petersburg, FL

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: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Downingtown Pa

Wonderful week on Water Island

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful week on Water Island relaxing and exploring. The property was lovely and everything is within walking distance with the ferry and the beach so close by. Honeymoon beach is a wonderful spot to enjoy the sun and have lunch. Trips over to St. Thomas are easy for some sight seeing, shopping and to try out a new restaurant. The owners are very easy to contact and the home is lovely. We really enjoy our trips to Water Island and can't wait to come back soon! Great spot for a relaxing vacation in the tropics with sand, sun and beautiful views.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Private Yacht Charter on "Isola", a 40 ft Cruisers Yachts; details available from owner.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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