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Villa Terra Nova: Spacious Private Villa/Million Dollar Views

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


Minimum Stay
5 nights


St. Thomas House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

Villa Terra Nova is a two bedroom, two bath private home perched on a hillside on Water Island, just off St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. This villa has one of the most spectacular views on Water Island. The wraparound deck provides dramatic, breezy viewing experiences from three different sides of the villa. You truly feel 'on top of the world' here. Privacy is maximized on the one-acre private residential lot. Owners have made constant updates to keep the villa tasetfully decorated and functional. Villa Terra Nova is the original VRBO Water Island rental, delighting guests for over ten years. Please view the many guest testimonials at our website.

The Villa is tastefully decorated inside, but you will probably spend most of your time outdoors on the wraparound deck with fabulous views. The elevation (180 feet) means that you will get constant soothing trade winds. You will feel 'on top of the world.' This villa is a truly unique getaway. The home and grounds are yours alone during your stay; you do not share any parts of the property or any amenities with other vacationers.

Water Island is situated in world famous St. Thomas harbor: close enough to St. Thomas so that you can enjoy all of its amenities, but when you are on Water Island you are in a quiet, secluded retreat. You are furnished with your own golf cart (the preferred Water Island mode of travel!) to get around on the island during your stay.

Water Island is developed only with private residences set on large private lots with gorgeous views. The island can be reached by ferry from St. Thomas (a convenient public ferry makes frequent runs from the St. Thomas waterfront each day). Water Island has several beautiful beaches and many scenic walks. Guided bicycle tours are available.

Quaint Water Island experiences include Saturday night dining under the stars with Heidi, Water Island's very own award-winning gourmet chef, and Monday night outdoor movies shown under the stars. Drive in and watch from your golf cart as you are served popcorn and other yummies by the wandering servers.

Keywords: Private Home

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 5, 2016
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About The Owner

Steph and Bill are professionals who live and wok in Panama City, Florida.

The Owner purchased this house in 1999

Why The Owner chose US Virgin Islands

While on a sailing sabbatical in 1997, Bill and Steph explored the Carribean. The USVI seemed an ideal location for a retirement home because of its variety of amenities, affiliation with the United States, and is spectacular beauty.

What makes this house unique

Golf cart rides are a big part of the fun! It's the best way to explore Water Island. Walks on Water Island can become quite strenuous. The cart is an extremely valuable amenity for comfort, convenience, exploration, and transporting groceries and guests.

The back deck has one of the most panoramic views on Water Island, and has as much square footage as the inside of the house. The house sits on almost an acre - it's quiet and has a very private feel.


based on 8 traveler reviews

Villa Terra Nova: Spacious Private Villa/Million Dollar Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Villa Terra Nova

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed at Villa Terra Nova June 28-July 5 2016. We LOVED this home. We regularly vacation in the Caribbean, & this home has one of the best views we have ever had in all of the Islands. The steady breeze is awesome, and this home has a great layout. I would recommend this home to anyone looking for a quiet, relaxing, Caribbean vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Feels like home with a beautiful view!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at VTN multiple times and absolutely love it! It has everything we need and the most beautiful view on Water Island. It is comfortable, relaxed, clean, and quiet. I should emphasize all of those, clean especially! It's great for a full moon visit!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vacation at Villa Terra Nova December 2012

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonerful time at Villa Terra Nova. The Villa has a view that can't be beat, lovely decor and grounds. Photos were accurate and the property was clean and very well maintained with a great property manager. I have no negatives other than we are not there right now! Having two golf carts is a plus!

Thanks for sharing this great property!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Villa on Water Island

  • 5 of 5

Great view, wonderful verandah. Close to the beach. Fully equipped, more than advertised. Just show up with a swim suit and casual attire and you are all set. Very friendly people on the island. Can't go wrong!!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Views and Serenity

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at this house was perfect. We really loved having the golf cart to get around. It was easy to explore the whole little island and easy to get to the water taxi for further explorations of St. Thomas and St. John. The house was perfect. It is nicely appointed and had everything we wanted. The balcony with the hammock will draw you in and you will feel no need to move. Even so, I encourage you to also enjoy the beaches and everything that this charming getaway has to offer.

Jeannie R

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to detox

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a week here in November for a much needed week of relaxation with out the kids. We quickly got into a routine of sleeping in, breakfast on the patio (with the spectacular view) and then laying around the beach. We had plans to go over to St Thomas for some "fanxy" dinners but instead just opted to cook in the villa. Honeymoon beach is exactly what we had expected, just a few locals and some silly cruise passangers for a few hours each day ( they actually were very entertaining). We did the movie on the beach etc. By the end of the week we knew everyone, and spend more than a few hours hanging out a the "bar" at the end of the beach. This is truly a special place. The villa owners were very easy to work with and were very prompt when the wi-fi didn't work ( had to skype the kids!). We completely relaxed and re-connected. Already have recommended the island and the villa to our friends.

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2010
  • Stayed: Nov 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Monday night movies shown on the beach. Saturday night dining under the stars at the beach. Check flyer at the ferry landing for updates on these activities (schedules, menus and movie showings).


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St. Thomas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1) King-sized beds in each of the two spacious bedrooms.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
4-passenger golf cart is included in the rental. Although walks on Water Island are refreshing, they can be very strenuous. A golf cart is an extremely valuable amenity, for convenience, comfort, exploring, and for transporting groceries and guests.

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