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Luxury Villa with Large Pool Overlooking Honeymoon Beach

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Villa, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

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

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 31, 2017

About The Owner

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

Why The Owner chose Water Island

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!

What makes this villa unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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!
Apr 2016
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Cyril King, Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
The Dinghy Beach Bar
Nearest Ferry
0.2 Miles
Water Island Ferry Dock
Nearest Train
1200 Miles
Amtrak, Miami
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Heidi's Honeymoon Beach Grille
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Honeymoon Beach
Car: not necessary

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.


Estate Western Water Island Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
coffee maker, 4 ring stove, freezer, blender, spices, toaster, books, books adult, walkway to water, activities guide, ceiling fans, paper towels, local activities guide, alarm clock, local maps, restaurant dining guide, hair dryer, laundry soap, shampoo, toilet paper, soaps basic, towels provided, beach chairs, beach towels, cooler small, garden, games adults, games kids, radio, astove top burnersm oven and washing machine.


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Luxury Villa with Large Pool Overlooking Honeymoon Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
Gaithersburg, MD

What a wonderful hideaway

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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.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Full rent is due 60 days in advance of arrival.
Renters pay for electric usage and final cleaning.
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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