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Million Dollar Views: Walk to the Beach, Pools & Restaurant

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Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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The best place on the island for the price.

This villa is sits right on the water! You are 20 feet above the water and look at fish swim by, and hear the gentle sounds of the waves day and night. For 2016 we are upgrading you to 1,200 thread count sheets for incredible comfort. The reviews tell you how AMAZING this villa is; how you receive the best Island Tips from me; plus I am always available by phone or email if you have questions during your stay.

AMAZING Villa at an AMAZING Price:

This Villa sits right on the water so you hear the gentle sounds of the waves below day and night; and spectacular views from inside and the porch. It has a newly remodeled kitchen and bath which are both gorgeous, new furniture and spectacular views. You will sleep on 1,200 thread count Egyptian Cotton sheets, and use high-end towels, beach towels, surf the web on FREE WiFi right in the Villa. You will also have many complimentary items waiting for you to include a few drinks, sodas, waters and snacks to get you started - plus soap, shampoo, conditioner and a hair dryer so you don't need to pack those.


A King sized teak canopy bed. Sleep soundly on the comfortable new mattress with great views of the Caribbean from your bed. A large Air Conditioner keeps the entire place cool. An 8 foot closet with shelf space plus a beautiful dresser.


Open floor plan to the dining and living room creating a great room effect. New cabinets, an exotic ocean rock counter, stainless steel appliances and an automatic ice-maker. Includes a stove top, a microwave, coffee maker and complimentary coffee and tea. Amazing views from the kitchen.


Fully renovated bath that is absolutely gorgeous. The shower was completely done in river rock with a glass panel wall.

Living Room:

An excellent room that starts in the kitchen, has a great pub table with comfortable chairs; flows into the living room with a sleeper sofa, side chairs, coffee table plus a NEW 39' Flat Screen TV with cable. Tall speaker tower to dock your iPod or iPhone to play your favorite music.


Surf the web briefly in the morning; upload photos of your days adventures the same night. Work remotely for a few hours if you need to. It's an excellent signal.


You can see 9 islands from the 24 foot wide balcony including St John, Tortola, and more. The sun rises off the front so you will see many of the best sunrises you'll ever see. You are only 20 feet over the water so you hear the gentle waves below - day and night. You see turtles in the water, iguanas in trees, plus pelicans and hummingbirds from the balcony. Guests call it 'A Million Dollar View'.

The Spectacular Views:

The view off the front is great, but the 'side yard' is a stunningly beautiful bay as well. You also have a great view through the 8 foot wide window in the living room over looking Water Bay.

Other Accessories:

Brand new pots and pans; plates and silverware; and real glasses although some are likely to break. Beach towels, snorkel gear and beach chairs.

Overall Quality:

The highest quality finishing and furnishings throughout the villa. Sleeping on 1,200 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets feels so nice after a long day in the sun. It's the heavenly sleep you deserve on vacation.

The Pools:

We have 3 pools on property, 2 with spectacular views only a 2 min walk from the Villa.

Location, Location, Location:

Perfectly situated for a great trip to the Islands with the best beaches minutes away. I'll provide you details and help planning anything you want to do.

To reserve this villa:

1) Complete payment required to book your reservation.

2) FREE cancellation for 24 hours! 50% refund if cancelled 45 days in advance.

3) Rates subject to 12.5% VI Hotel Tax.

4) A $100 housekeeping fee is required for all reservations.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2016

About Shawn

I love to travel and love the islands. I was lucky enough to read about the East End of St Thomas one day and how easy it is to take a ferry or charter to other islands, then to come visit and find this amazing Villa in what is truly Paradise.

Shawn purchased this villa in 2012

Why Shawn chose East End

I've been to 20 islands and loved them all until I found the East End of St Thomas - and had a chance to experience the Virgin Islands - which made all other islands pale by comparison.

What makes this villa unique

Walk 3 mins to sit on the beach or go snorkeling. Walk 1 min to sit at the pool or hang at the waterside restaurant. Take kayaks; rent jet skis; or... visit Magens Bay the #1 beach on St Thomas (and top 3 in the VI). Go 1 mile down the road to Lindquist beach which is amazing, and since so few know of it you'll see almost no one there - seriously and amazing beach in paradise almost to yourself.

Easy access to Trunk Bay the #1 Beach in all the VI and a top 5 in the world; plus many more islands. I'll gladly tell ya how to get to take day trips to other islands such as Jost van Dyke to Soggy Dollar (#1 beach bar in the world 6 years straight); Tortola (to Cane Garden Bay or Nanny Cay); or Virgin Gorda to 'the Baths' which is also referred to as the 8th Wonder of the World. We are so close to all this, I've seen most of it already on my current trip - all you need to do it get up and go.

I can recommend different day charters that will include a stop on an island or two, include a snorkel stop and then good music and an open bar. I've gone on many of them, and can attest that the day trips are fun for all on board.

I'll be glad to give you the details on exactly what you need to know and where to go for anything you think you'd like to do


based on 67 traveler reviews

Million Dollar Views: Walk to the Beach, Pools & Restaurant
average rating of 4.9117646 based on 68 reviews
Bella Vista, AR

Exceptional view and relaxing vacay

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in Shawn's condo for a week with my mother. It was our first time in St. Thomas and we had a difficult travel day to the island. I admit that driving on the left side of the road, at night, while exhausted in a new place was extremely taxing and by the time we made it to the condo, I wasn't leaving anytime soon! Unfortunately, we hadn't eaten anything and were very hungry, so we were grateful that Shawn had some snacks provided at his place (some of the foods were old and needed tossing, while others were fine). We also stopped by the lobby and bought some chips and dip to make it through the night. The condo was clean and quiet with the most remarkable view! Honestly, I've traveled quite a bit and I don't think that I have ever stayed somewhere with such an exceptional view. The sound of the waves was so beautiful and relaxing; they could even be heard inside the unit with all of the doors and windows closed. Every day we spotted iguanas in the brush around the balcony and loved that. At night, we could plainly hear live music coming from Margaritaville. While it didn't bother us, it might bother those who like it very quiet at night. The kitchen inside the condo does not have an oven, but there is a stove, microwave, and full size fridge. We literally ate every meal in the condo, except one dinner out, and that helped us save a lot of money. We shopped at Moe's Market in Red Hook (about a 5 minute drive) for our groceries. As is typical of any island, the prices are about double what you'd spend in the continental US, so be prepared for that. I slept on the main bed and while it was fairly comfortable, I did notice that it kind of sinks in in the middle. The AC worked fine for us up until the last day/night of the trip; when we tried to turn it on, it would come on for a couple of minutes and then shut off and couldn't be turned on again for a long while (in which the pattern was repeated). You can't set the temperature of the AC and it's on some kind of timer... I never quite understood it. Anyhow, the last day and night of our trip was pretty warm and my mom didn't handle it with ease. Overall the condo was great for our needs and I loved the location. I felt it was a great choice for our vacation. I often texted Shawn throughout the trip with questions and he always answered them and had plenty of suggestions and advice. He is a great host. Thanks for sharing your space with us, Shawn! I hope to return to gorgeous St. Thomas.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and Awesome balcony with views

  • 5 of 5

B-4 is an awesome unit. View are to die for! Good location and walkable to other places. We had a car but you could stay here without one and get over to Coki beach and Margaritaville. We stayed for 9 days and it was hard to leave! This building is closest to the water/beach and central between the bar pool and the terrace pool. Terrace was our favorite . The beach is small, private and has good snorkeling. You will spend hours on the patio listening to the ocean, watching schools of fish, lots of rays, pelicans and iguana daily in the trees. The unit is very comfortable. Nice linens and towels. Shawn the owner is very attentive and responsive. I text him where the laundry was so I could wash the beach towels. We came back to villa to find 2 more nice towels! The toaster died and he had a new one on our patio the next day! We only used the AC at night. No need in the day at all. Shawn is correct in describing the winds. It's always breezy and comfortable with the doors and windows open. Only complaint would be the screen doors are in bad condition. They didn't operate so be sure to have some bug spray. We would stay here again for sure. Thanks Shawn for sharing!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you loved every aspect of it! Yes I am extremely attentive and always available via text. The views, and sounds of the waves are beyond explanation, and yes the other day from the balcony I saw a spotted Eagle Ray swimming by. So glad you loved it, and I do treat all guests like family!
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orange county California

Most beautiful water view and well equipped

  • 5 of 5

This villa has the most incredible view from the balcony. It is truly a gem. I would not hesitate to rent this again in the future. The bed was comfortable and the villa was well stocked. We used the snorkel sets which was nice during our stay. The unit was perfect for a last minute romantic couple escape. Shawn was a pleasure to rent from and the rental was hassle free. Shawn always answered my texts during the stay which was appreciated too. I would not hesitate to rent this again in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you loved it - and yes - I am always available!
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No hassle rental property

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in St. Thomas for 10 days split into 3 different locations across the island. We loved this unit, the check-in process, the info. sent prior to arriving, the location of the resort, which was quiet and private, their little private beach is truly very private, and the restaurant had great service and decent food. The unit itself was very tastefully decorated and the view from the terrace was beautiful. We lost one of the beach towels on a boat charter, and after trying to find the same quality of towel and not having any success, we called Shawn to let him know. Shawn was truly very easy to deal with, his response to us was pick one you like and don't worry about it. We really tried to match it up to the other one he had, but couldn't, and for him to be so forgiven about it was truly icing on the cake. Sometimes when you rent private units, the hassle, strict rules, and long check-in and check-out processes can really put a damp on your vacation, this was not the case with this unit and that is what we mostly loved about it, besides the view and comfort of course. If I had to give one very small advise to make it perfect, it would be to allow renters to have control of the AC, even if there is an up charge for over usage, but give the costumer the choice. I like to sleep to very cold weather, and not having control to turn the AC down at night was a little tough for me, but that was a small price to pay for all the other positives in the unit.

Some pointers for future renters: Definitely rent a car, no ifs about it, you will not regret it. If your adventurous, rent a dingy for the day to visit water island (try the lion fish Mexican bowl - amazing!) and St. John, no need for a fancy charter boat (we did the fancy charter boat, lol, but we did go to the BVIs). Also, try to avoid the car ferry to St.John, it's about a 1.5 to 2 hour loading/getting there process (although they tell you 30 minutes), and we had to wait 3.5 hours on the dock to get back (heard other people did too) due to our car not fitting in the first loading round, not a good way to end your day. They do lots of cargo type vehicles which reduces the space for normal cars significantly. Finally learn the landmarks and their whereabouts as it relates to the road numbers (get a map), many locals go by landmarks, they do not know the roads names/numbers.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Quick clarification: You can control the AC, there is a remote on the counter to adjust the temps. Then the AC is on a 6-hour timer (will run through the night, but just so it doesn't run all day. Yes the Lionfish meal at Honeymoon Beach on Water Island is awesome. You can also see turtles while snorkeling on that beach :) A car is a must in large part to make the most of so many awesome things to do. I agree the passenger ferry to St John is best, a little more expensive adding in Taxis on St John but appx $20 each and well worth the convenience and time saved (unless you are going to Waterlemon Cay or to Salt Pong Bay, then take the car ferry). This villa is truly paradise.
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  • 5 of 5

Shawn, thank you for letting us stay in your home, it was amazing! It had everything we needed. Bed and pillows were super comfy, everything was very clean and the view is spectacular. The location is perfect, very quiet and close to everything. Pictures do not do this place justice. Shawn was great to work with, very friendly and got back to us immediately. He even had two cold beverages waiting in the fridge when we arrived! All of the recommendations were on point, we ate at almost every spot you mentioned and went to all the nearby beaches listed. Taking the fairy over to St. John and visiting Trunk Bay is a must, it is amazing. Also, Lindquist Beach now has bathrooms, they seemed to be fairly new so they were very nice and clean. We would definitely recommend your home to any friends or family traveling to St. Thomas and we would love to stay in your home again.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing views! The condo was beautiful and modern! Very well done!!

  • 5 of 5

The view was absolutely stunning. At night, you could hear the waves against the shore and that was incredible. The condo itself is very modern and has everything you could need to make it your own! Very comfortable king size bed with nice linens and pillows. The living room and dining rooms are also both designed to perfection! 5 star rating all around! Will definitely stay here again and definitely recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you loved it. I designed it myself and took many months to do so, so I appreciate the compliments.
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas, USVI - (STT)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Pangas on the Water (1 min walk from the balcony)
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Red Hook Ferry Docks
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Mahogony Run
Nearest Train
0.2 Miles
Bus Stop at Front Gate (Open Air Safari)
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Pangas on the Water (1 min walk. Awesome food)
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Sugar Beach (3 min); Lindquist Beach (half mile)
Car: necessary

Perfectly located on the East End of St Thomas just 3 miles west of Red Hook which has great restaurants, bars and the ferry docks to the other islands. Very close to Coki Beach, Lindquist Beach and Sapphire Beach, with Magen's Bay an easy drive; plus Trunk Bay an easy ferry ride. You can also take a Day Sail with Morningstar Sail Charters which is ranked as the #1 day sail on St Thomas - they run their trips from our property everyday at 10am (check with them for rates). You also have a great waterside restaurant and bar in Jack's Bight only a min from the Villa.

I'll be glad to help you with anything you need in planning your trip !!!


Rates & Availability

Smith Bay Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 16 2016 - Oct 23 2016
4 night minimum stay
Fall Special
Oct 24 2016 - Oct 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
Nov Rates
Oct 31 2016 - Nov 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 28 2016
4 night minimum stay
Early December
Nov 29 2016 - Dec 22 2016
4 night minimum stay
Holiday Rates
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
High Season
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 9 2017
5 night minimum stay
Mar 10 2017 - Mar 19 2017
4 night minimum stay
Late Spring
Mar 20 2017 - Apr 16 2017
5 night minimum stay
Spring and Summer Weather
Apr 17 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Energy Fee $50 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

Raise your expectations, and this Villa will still exceed those raised expectations. You will love your stay here!

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Smith Bay Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 with high end towels; comes with soap, shampoo and conditioner so you don't need to bring it.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • (1) NEW king bed with 630 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets. (1) NEW sleeper sofa - bed is super comfortable
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • duty free shops
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
You will absolutely love this Villa and your stay here.

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