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Windswept 1: Oceanfront, Spectacular Views, Pool, Nearby Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths(Sleeps 4) + Semi-attached condo

If Windswept 1 does not have the availability you need, see Windswept 2, VRBO# 265978.

Windswept 1 is a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom oceanfront condominium located on quiet, peaceful Water Island, USVI. Described in a Boston Globe feature article (December 6, 2009) as 'A Homeland Treasure', Water Island is the smallest and most recent addition to the U.S. Virgin Islands. This 491.5 acre island has a population of less than 500 people, and is the best choice for those who are truly looking to relax and get away from modern civilization.

Windswept 1 is a semi attached condominium in one of the most beautiful tropical settings of the Caribbean with ocean views from every window. It is one of five cliffside condominiums built on 1.3 acres of land. Each condo is individually decorated by the owner. Windswept 1 has state of the art kitchen appliances including a French door stainless refrigerator and convection stove. The floor tiles are hand made from Mexico. You will even notice the paw prints in the tiles that occurred as they were drying in the Mexican sun.

Enjoy your morning coffee relaxing on the front patio watching the sun come up over the tip of St. Thomas as the cruise ships enter the harbor. In the afternoon, enjoy drinks at the swim up bar in the shared 12x30 pool, overlooking Flamingo Bay.

Honeymoon Beach is a short five minute drive in the golf cart, provided for your use, during your stay. You can soak up the sun, enjoy the warm, turqoise waters of the Caribbean and have lunch at Heidi's Honeymoon Grill or Dinghy's. Heidi also offers a gourmet dinner on Saturday evenings on the beach. Enjoy excellent food and drink with a gorgeous sunset over the ocean.

Monday night movies on Honeymoon beach is a favorite. The movie is free and you can purchase hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks. Where else in the Caribbean can you pull up to a large screen movie on the beach in your golf cart?

When you tire of all this, St. Thomas is a short, ten minute ferry ride away. The ferry makes frequent trips daily. Enjoy shopping, first class restaurants, golf and many other activities. It is also easy access to St. John and the BVIs. If you are interested in snorkeling or deep sea fishing, private charters from Water Island can be arranged.

At the end of your day, retire to your king size master bed and watch the lights of St. Thomas twinkle while listening to the waves crashing against the rocks and the trade winds blowing.

Windswept is truly the seaside retreat of your dreams. We welcome you to be our guest for your next tropical vacation! You deserve it!

Inquire if additional space needed. VRBO#265978 is a very similar attached unit.

Keywords: Caribbean Oceanfront Villa

More Details

Karen Dumond
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 17, 2017

About Karen Dumond

My wife and I have vacationed for years in the Caribbean and always hoped one day to have a place of our own on one of the islands. We learned of a piece of property on Water Island for sale that had once housed a military barracks. We visited the island and the site for the first time and loved it. The island was quiet and the people were very welcoming. The oceanfront views from the barracks site were spectacular. We jumped at the opportunity to build, along with four other couples from Maine.

We have rented our condo on a smaller scale since 2010. For the 2013-2014 season, we are making our condo more available for rental guests. We would love the opportunity to share it with you. Karen Dumond, who along with her husband owns Windswept 2, manages the rentals for both Windswept 1 & 2.

Karen Dumond purchased this condo in 2009

Why Karen Dumond chose Water Island

Windswept sits on one of the most gorgeous pieces of property that we have seen in our travels through the Caribbean. Even though we didn't know anything about building in the Caribbean, we had to go for it! The purchase and building was a three year process with many stresses. Building on an island several hundred miles away had many challenges. As we think back, we laugh at these challenges now as we are sharing Windswept with family and friends.

What makes this condo unique

Water Island is where we go to get away from it all. The sun, the pool, the beach and the cool breezes are all very relaxing. We have all the amenities that we have at home but none of hassles. The island is very quiet but not remote. St. Thomas is a quick, 10 minute fery ride away if you want to go to a nice restaurant or do a little shopping. The best of both worlds.


Estate Western Water Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Open showers with glass block wall.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Four person golf cart, property manager on island, UV water filtration system


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Windswept 1: Oceanfront, Spectacular Views, Pool, Nearby Beach
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews
Hendersonville, NC.

Relaxing stay on an unspoiled beautiful island!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our week on beautiful Water Island! The views were amazing and the pool was greatly appreciated after being at the beach or exploring the island. I especially appreciated the constant trade winds, making the air conditioner unnecessary. The beds were comfortable, and it was spotlessly clean, both were very much appreciated! We also cannot say enough about how accommodating Doug (the caretaker) was during our stay. I would highly recommend enjoying this amazing place!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great Guests
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Pittsburgh, PA

Great views

  • 4 of 5

Relaxing vacation, great views, enjoyed golf cart to get around island

Nice to have supplied accommodations & being able to wash laundry

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lincoln, NE

Relaxation Plus!

  • 4 of 5

We just returned from Water Island and stayed in Windswept 1. The condo was wonderful. Loved watching the sun come up over St Thomas and go down over the ocean. The condo was very nice and stocked well for cooking, snorkeling and beach going. The snorkeling around the old hotel dock was fantastic. In the bay at Honeymoon we saw plenty of turtles and rays. We loved relaxing in the pool in the morning and early afternoon and then heading down to Honeymoon for dinner and drinks. We were able to plan several trips over to St Thomas around the cruise ship schedules. We enjoyed time at Magens Bay, Lindquist Beach and Secrets Beach. If you love smoked meats Off the Grid restaurant in Tutu was fantastic. We prepared a lot of meals at the condo and had everything that we needed as far as cookware and utensils. The air conditioned bedrooms were a great plus and allowed for restful nights.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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winter springs

We were windswept away

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Windswept 1 was breathtaking. Chuck and Karen provided outstanding accommodations that made us feel at home. The views can be seen from anywhere in the villa and will make you stop what you're doing to look. Winswept has all the coveniences, including a golf cart. Doug was our island liason and truly put the finishing touches on our incredible adventure! Thank you all....we can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Can't Wait to Visit Again!

  • 5 of 5

If I could sum our stay on Water Island up in one word, it would be amazing. The accommodations at Windswept were wonderful. We never got tired of the views. What a great way to wake up in the morning! Having my morning coffee while looking out at St. Thomas and St. John in the distance, sure beats my normal routine of drinking my morning coffee while sitting in traffic. We had everything we needed, and more. I cook a lot, as I have dietary restrictions, and found the kitchen to be very well stocked. It was great to have such wonderful property managers, as well. Doug and Rachel were great and very quick to help us with anything that we needed while we were there. Karen was also extremely helpful before we went. I always have a million questions about everything, and she was excellent at thoroughly answering me in a very timely manner. My husband and I have traveled to many different places and have visited numerous Caribbean destinations. This was by far our favorite. We like to vacation somewhere one time only so that we can experience new places, but we are already planning another visit to Water Island. We have never visited somewhere before where we felt so welcomed and relaxed. The community on Water Island is wonderful and close knit. The activities on the beach during the day and at night were plenty of entertainment for us, (4 adults in their 30's). Dinghy's has beach games such as cornhole, and ladderball to play on the beach, which we definitely took advantage of. The Monday night movie at Heidi's was great, as well. Since I can't eat much, I didn't partake in eating at the beach, but the rest of my party ate quite a few meals at Dinghy's and Heidi's, and loved everything they had. All in all, we had a great trip, and a great stay in a beautiful condo. Many thanks to the owners for allowing others to share in the delight of being "Windswept".

  • Submitted: May 20, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Aptly named!

  • 5 of 5

Situated at the top of a cliff, it caught the trade winds which blew constantly. A couple of strong squalls came through and we felt like the house was going to blow away. It was quite an experience to watch them come in over the water, rain and blow, and disappear as quickly as they came. The pool side is sheltered from the winds, so is very comfortable for swimming.

I have never before rented a vacation property that had been so completely stocked with everything one could possibly need. The beds were comfortable and there were plenty of linens and towels. The kitchen has everything, minus the food, needed to whip up a meal. The views from up on top are spectacular in all directions.

We loved the size of the island and being able to use golf carts for transportation. We explored everywhere we could and even took a drive the night of the full moon.

Honeymoon Beach is just the right size for the island, except when the cruise ships bring hordes of people in. Over the week we were there, only one day was crowded. We enjoyed spending our days sunning and playing in the water and evenings playing bingo and watching a movie or listening to live music on the beach.

The condo is clean and well taken care of. The people who manage it make themselves known without being at all intrusive. It was nice to know someone was close by in case we needed anything. I highly recommend a stay on water Island and especially in this condo.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Cyril King, St. Thomas, USVI
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Dinghy's at Honeymoon Beach
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Water Island/St. Thomas
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Mahogany Run, St. Thomas
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Honeymoon Beach
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Car: not necessary

Water Island is a vacation destination for travelers who want to get away from it all but still have most of the amenities of home. Windswept is a quiet complex of five condominiums with a shared pool. Guests of Windswept enjoy tropical weather, a great beach and a pool to cool off. Although there are no restaurants or stores, meals and drinks at Heidi's and Dinghy's on the beach are available every day. This is a location meant for relaxation and rejuvenating.


Rates & Availability

Estate Western Water Island Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer/Fall 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Dec 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Holiday 2017
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Jan 6 2018 - Apr 13 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer/Fall 2018
Apr 14 2018 - Dec 15 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.5%

USVI room tax is increasing to 12.5% beginning January 1, 2016

Cancellation Policy: Deposit will be returned minus a $75.00 administrative fee if cancellation is made more than sixty days prior to arrival. If cancellation is within sixty days of arrival date, deposit will not be returned.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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