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Location Is Everything...the most convenient location on the entire island.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms4
Space 167 m²
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 B/R, 4-bath villa with large, private garden courtyard, BBQ, and maid service!

As they say in real estate...Location Is Everything. For your vacation...location means convenience and more opportunities to enjoy yourself, friends and family.

Parrot Villas shares a beautiful entrance with the newly renovated ($100 million renovation) Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Resort. The entrance is beautiful and the down-island views of the U.S. & British Virgin Islands from the beach, restaurant and bar are stunning. The villa is on flat ground and there are no elevators or stairs to climb (great after a couple of "umbrella drinks" at the hot beach or bringing home grocery or duty-free shopping bags)!

WHY IS PARROT VILLAS DIFFERENT?

Simple…you go on vacation to relax, recuperate and reconnect with friends and family. Parrot Villas gives you the space and amenities to spread out, relax and enjoy your company in a most economical way. It’s not easy to get almost perfect, 100% 5-star ratings, but the villa, its location and our customer-service philosophy has enabled us to do just that!

WHY YOU'LL LIKE IT…

We call it "5-MINUTE CONVENIENCE."

Parrot Villa’s location on St. Thomas is perfect, with everything you need within a 5-minute walk or drive, so you spend time enjoying your vacation…not driving around and looking for parking.

1) Four of the islands top beaches are within a 5-minute walk or drive. Pineapple beach is a 100 yard walk from your front door. It's perfect for morning coffee while watching the sunrise over St. John and the British Virgin Islands. You'll also see abundant bird life, including Snowy Egrets, Great Herons, diving Pelicans, Zenaida Doves, Brown Boobies (come on...not THAT kind), American Oystercatchers, and a very cute little husband/wife couple of White-Cheeked Pintail ducks. Walk over a slight hill to discover the best snorkeling on the island (Coki Beach) within a 3 to 5-minute walk, where you can also buy ice-cold beer, tropical drinks, and you won't be able to resist the smell of the delicious local food for sale.. Learn scuba, rent a standup paddle board snorkel gear, Sea-Doos or just bob in the perfect temperature water. The most beautiful beach on the island (where the Sports Illustrated swimsuit model filmed the commercial "Hannah and her Horse") is just a 3-minute drive toward American Yacht Harbor. Sapphire Beach (about 1 mile beyond Smith Bay) has good snorkeling, beautiful views, a beach bar and occasional band.

2) There are 2 restaurants and 2 bars within WALKING distance from the villa. Tired from traveling or a long day at the beach or duty-free shopping? Put on your Virgin Islands formal wear (flip-flops and shorts), go to the beach restaurant and grab a coffee, cocktails, breakfast, lunch or dinner while you enjoy the white sand, palms and view of St. John and the BVI's from our beach. Or, if you can make it another 100 yards to the point, try the Shoreline Cafe. They serve breakfast and dinner, have excellent cocktails, and feed the Tarpon every day at 2:30 (Tarpon are HUGE gamefish that swim within feet of the restaurant and feed on the scraps they throw in the water, see the Parrot Villas website for a video). Want to watch the sunset? Grab a cocktail at the LandShark Bar, just behind the beach, and watch the stars come up (earlier this year, we tracked a super-bright satellite in the clear Caribbean sky for about a minute).

3) Want to stay home? Cranky little kids? Walk them the 200' to the pool…you and the other grownups can enjoy each other’s company and a cocktail while the kids exhaust themselves playing in pool (and they’ll sleep soundly). If you have "younger adults" in your group, you can let them loose at Margaritaville or the Shoreline Cafe, where they can drink (the drinking age in the VI's is 18) without the need for a designated driver. If you get concerned, you can walk just 5 minutes away to secretively check in on them (shhhhhh!).

The Garden Courtyard is its own paradise. You and your guests can extend your cocktail hour to the Villa’s garden courtyard, grilling your dinner to the sound of tree frogs chirping and the wind rustling through the moonlit palm trees. You have complete and total privacy...just you, the moon and the stars. With a blender, full gas kitchen, gas BBQ and table and lounge chairs...you can escape crowds and have your personal feast by moonlight. And when day breaks, magic happens over coffee in the courtyard. Just sit and listen to the roosters or watch the parrots flying through the trees...Gecko lizards hop from tree to tree, brilliant green-helmeted humming birds visit the flowers in the garden, bright yellow Bannaquits (the VI National bird) hop from branch to branch. You could spend your whole vacation there.

You have options…convenience… comfort…no hassles. Quite a few of our guests said they felt like they were in their own home.

More Details

Property Manager
Lisa
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2017

Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation villa rental in Smith Bay, Virgin Islands

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 167 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom off the Living Room - toilet , combination tub/shower
    St. Croix Bath (End of Hallway B/R) - toilet , shower
    St. John Bath (Master B/R) - toilet , shower , Screened. Shower curtain also available for privacy.
    St. Thomas (middle) Bathroom - toilet , shower , Screened, shower curtain also available for privacy.
  • You'll note in each of the pictures that the sink area is outside of the shower bathroom area, allowing 1 person to shower while you do your makeup and hair!
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • St. Thomas Room - 1 queen , (Middle Room)
    St. Croix Room - 1 king , Bedroom at the end of the hallway.
    St. John Room - 1 king , (Master bedroom off the living room)
  • Each bedroom sleeps two comfortably and has its own bathroom and air conditioner. The living room has 2 full-size beds, a queen-size sleeper sofa and a porta-crib is available upon request.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
If you need a driver, please let me know and I will arrange for Mr. Scotland to help you (rates vary by service). Veronica is the housekeeper and is very helpful. Please call me with any questions 9:00am to 10:00pm, EASTERN STANDARD TIME.

Location

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Cyril E King Airport (STT)
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Land Shark Bar, Shoreline Cafe & Bar-(200 meters)
Nearest Ferry
3.1 Miles
Virgin Islands Ferry
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Mahogany Run Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, Shoreline Cafe & B
Nearest Ski
3375 Miles
Stowe, VT
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Water Bay
Car: recommended

In the Caribbean, there are only 2 speeds...slow, and stop. Relax...you're on island time!

This is a single-story, very private 3 B/R, 4 bath villa with a lovely garden courtyard, fountain and BBQ. If the sun gets too hot, there is a retractable awning over the outdoor dining table so that you are very comfortable. You will often see humming birds and the USVI state bird, the Yellowbreast Bananaquit, visit the courtyard.

You are about a 5 to 10 minute walk from the villa to Coki Beach and Coral World. To witness a tropical fish feeding frenzy, bring dog biscuits and/or frozen peas to feed the fish at Coki (best snorkeling on the island). You'll be the most popular human in the 7 seas...they'll literally follow you. Bring cash or credit cards for an outstanding cocktail too! The rum drinks are as stiff as you want (in the VI's, rum is cheaper than the mixer!).

If you have little ones, they'll love Coral World. Or, if you're a loner and want to see a stunningly beautiful beach with very few people, head east (toward Red Hook and American Yacht Harbor) exactly 1 mile and you'll see a paved parking lot on the left. This is Smith Bay Park (a.k.a., Lindquist Beach, where they filmed the "Hannah and Her Horse" commercial for Direct TV - see YouTube). Pack a picnic lunch (no vendors) and bring a good book (You probably won't read it, but just in case.) The ranger at the gate charges $2 to park. Most say that this is the most beautiful beach on the island. About the only civilization you'll see are a few locals and an occasional wedding.

Yes, great coffee CAN be had on the island! Coffee snobs unite at either Picassos (across the street from the hotel entrance) or at Lattes in Paradise in Red Hook (upstairs/outside at American Yacht Harbor). My preference is to make coffee at the villa, fill a thermos and have coffee on Water Bay (100-yard walk). You can also get a "coffee to go" from the restaurant right on the beach!

For shopping, my wife and I will go to either Moe's Market (just across from American Yacht Harbor) or to Food Center Supermarket (on the right side just beyond downtown Red Hook).

St. Thomas is called a 'drinking island with a sailing problem', and the 2 old fossils manning the rum table at the airport will thrust a shot of rum upon you within steps of leaving the TSA security area. Food is expensive on any island, so I generally prefer to save money and barbecue dinner in the villa's courtyard with a rum drink in hand, listening to the tree frogs and the warm breeze wafting through the palms. There's one very tall palm just outside the villa, and when the moon approaches it and hides behind the clouds, it looks like a screen saver picture. If you don't want to eat at home, (we like having lunch out) there are plenty of really good restaurants. The Old Stone Farmhouse is VERY ROMANTIC for a special occasion or date (we had an excellent dinner there for our anniversary). If you want something a little less formal and laid back, there's always tons of restaurants in Red Hook (an 5 minute drive east) or you can go to Pengas or Margaritaville (open air and on the water), about a 300 yard walk.

You HAVE to take a day cruise over to White Sand Beach and the Soggy Dollar Bar in the British Virgin Islands (drinking my morning coffee out of a coffee mug from there as I write this). What would your trip be without sailing in the VI's? Ask me about diving if you're into scuba...the reefs are shallow (which gives you greater bottom time) and there are some great wrecks.

Coki Beach (walking distance) has a certified dive shop where you can try a scuba resort course. Or, if that spooks you, they have snuba or a 45 minute, helmet dive called 'SeaTrek' at Coral World (min. age is 8 years).

If you get island fever and want to explore, the St. Thomas - St. John Ferry is only a 5 minute drive (on the left, just as you enter Red Hook). Some rental car agencies will allow you to bring your car to St. John. St. John has some of the prettiest beaches in the world (Cinnamon Bay and Trunk Bay). Go to Starfish Market to get an outstanding bottle of wine and/or beers and snacks for the beach. This little supermarket rivals some of the ones I've frequented in Napa Valley.

Hmmm, what else? For you ladies that aren't divers, sailors or deep-sea fisher persons, you can go to the Ritz-Carlton and get a massage, pedicure, manicure, or just hang on the beach while being served cocktails until you need a designated driver. Just remind your driver to drive on the left, or you'll ALL be pulled over!

Speaking of being pulled over...Udder Delite is a must on the way to Magens Bay, they blend alcoholic milkshakes)!!!

Have an EXCELLENT vacation!

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation villa rental in Smith Bay, Virgin Islands

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Holiday 2017
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 12 2018
6 night minimum stay
C$678
 
 
Holiday 2018
Dec 15 2018 - Jan 13 2019
7 night minimum stay
C$678
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
C$586
C$4,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$184.96
Damage Insurance C$72.75

Checkout time is 12:00pm. Veronica is available for laundry service (wash and fold) your laundry for a modest fee.

25% non refundable deposit due to secure reservation. Balance due 45 days prior to arrival. Cancellation within 30 days of arrival is non refundable but we will work with you to reschedule

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