|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
New 2 BR, 2 BA villa with large pool, a 3 minute walk from Honeymoon Beach, 30 seconds by vehicle! Grand exterior gallery offers spectacular vistas of turquoise waters and breathtaking sunsets. On three-quarters of an acre, the villa offers quiet privacy with views of cruise ships and the lights of St. Thomas sparkling at night. Harvest your own papayas in season!
Arches frame your panoramic view. MBR, lanai and gallery open onto the infinity-edge pool (with its lap lane, frolic area and pina colada bench). Caribbean architectural elements throughout: mahogany cabinets in kitchen and bathrooms, Spanish cedar window frames, cypress ceilings, and coral stone floors.
Fully equipped kitchen and laundry. Air conditioning, Internet access and satellite television. Over 100 titles in videocassette collection and TVs in both bedrooms and living room.
Villa Papaya is conveniently located, a 5-minute drive from St. Thomas airport, 7-minute ferry ride from Crown Bay.
Keywords: villa, waterview, pool, air conditioning
Gwendolyn and I are retired academics, now dividing our time between three residences and traveling the world as time permits. Our four year old Yorkshire Terrier accompanies us almost everywhere.
The Owner purchased this villa in 2010
On retiring, we decided we wanted to enjoy the warmth and sunshine, warm water and warm people of the Virgin Islands. It is a little more complicated than that, but look for the details in Gwendolyn's upcoming Virgin Islands counterpart to A Year in Provence!
We enjoy the peace and quiet, the lovely beach, the private pool, the breathtaking sight of the world's largest cruise ships slipping by at dinner time on the gallery. We will take a drive up to Fort Segarra for moonlit romance on the cliff overlooking the southern side of Water Island. But most of all we enjoy our friends and neighbors and the easy-going ambience of life on Water Island. The Monday Night Movie on the Beach, Heidi's gourmet dinners on the beach on Saturday nights, midnight dips in our private, lighted pool, and morning showers in the two-person show stalls with a view of turquoise waters. Once or twice a week we will take in a restaurant, regatta, or West Indian celebration for a little spice in our lives.
We could not have enjoyed our week at Villa Papaya more. It was one of our favorite vacation spots we have visited. Doug and Rachel were so kind and helpful and the home was immaculate- Compliments to the one who cleaned it before we arrived. What a charming home you have; the views from every direction were breathtaking. Thank you for sharing your home with us! We would love to visit again one day!
We visited Water Island and stayed in Villa Papaya in June 2014. What a beautiful home and an outstanding pool. We had a wonderful time on the secluded beach, snorkeling with so many tropical fish, exploring the island via golf cart and swimming with the sea turtles. Katie was a wonderful liaison for the house and the island. We would go back to the house/island in a second.
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
Full rent is due 60 days in advance of arrival.
Renters pay for electric usage.
Rate for entire 4-month period is $3,000/month plus electric.
One month off-season rate is $5,000 plus electric.
Cancellation policy:Cancellations made one hundred and twenty (120) days prior to check-in will incur no penalty. Cancellation thereafter or early departure does not warrant any refund of rent or deposit.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed by receipt of a $500.00 refundable deposit (refundable minus electric which is not included but paid for by the renter.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
cycling, walking, botanical garden, eco tourism, ATM/bank, churches, beachcombing, bird watching, pier fishing, sound/bay fishing, deepsea fishing, massage therapist, synagogues, reefs, paragliding, marina, bay/sound, duty free shops, groceries, water tubing, medical services, ruins and scenic drives.