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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Oceanfront! Walk to the beach, Romantic, families welcome

Welcome to OCEAN OVERLOOK VILLA, an oceanfront Caribbean home in the U.S. Virgin Islands that will transport you to a world of warmth and relaxation. Experience the roar of crashing waves and the delicate mist of warm saltwater as it crashes along the coast. This is a secluded piece of paradise overlooking turquoise water with turtles, rays and starfish. Walk to a semi-private beach where you can snorkel in privacy with waters all to yourself. The ocean may change daily. Some weeks it is like glass while others you can surf on the waves! If you're looking for a bustling tourist destination, this is not the place for you.

The property sits on a large, landscaped lot with few houses close by. The property has two units- the upstairs Villa and the downstairs apartment, which could be occupied during your stay. The Villa sleeps 6 and for larger families, we recommend also renting the apartment, perfect for parents or in -laws. (see VRBO property #671587). The Villa is equipped with a full kitchen, living room, dining table with 6 chairs, new AC in the bedrooms and living area, and french doors opening onto the deck from master bedroom, living room and dining room. Drag your toes through the warm and soothing sand. Whether you are seeking a peaceful retreat, a romantic getaway, or simply want to experience the natural wonders, you will find what you are looking for at Ocean Overlook Villa. Take your beach chairs and a glass of wine down to the beach and enjoy the privacy!

Ocean Overlook is only 10 minutes from Red Hook Harbor where ferries can take you to other islands, including Virgin Gorda with its beautiful rock formation and caves, St. John with prime snorkeling and hiking, and Jost Van Dyke with its sleepy Caribbean fishing villages.

More Details

Helene and Gunvant Thaker
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 16, 2018

About Helene and Gunvant Thaker

We are from Maryland and love traveling. We have visited several of the Caribbean islands as well Central American coastal areas but love St. Thomas the most.

Helene and Gunvant Thaker purchased this villa in 2007

Why Helene and Gunvant Thaker chose Tabor & Harmony

We had a picture in our minds of our island home; secluded, oceanfront and close enough to hear the waves, tropical foliage. When we found this home, it had been listed for one week and we bought it! Having a beach that we could walk to put it over the top. Islanders tell us we have the best view on St. Thomas.

What makes this villa unique

Completely private at the end of the road surrounded by ocean and jungle. Watch sea turtles, sting and eagle rays, giant barracudas and other fish from the deck. Sit on the deck and listen to waves. Feel the breeze the whole day. Walk down to the beach.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation villa rental in Tabor & Harmony, Virgin Islands

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Master bathroom has a marble counter top with 2 glass sinks hand painted with fish. The other bathroom has marble tiled walls, a cherry wood cabinet with an alabaster cabinet top and a huge quartz sink. The shower floor is travertine. Stone in the bathroom has come from different parts of the world!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom facing the ocean with private bath
    Livingroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , comfortable queen futon in the livingroom
    Bedroom 2 - The second bedroom faces the garden. Sleep sofa also in BR
  • Cheerful bedroom that has a 4 poster bed and a queen sleeper sofa. Perfect if you want to have children sleep in the same room
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis


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average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews

Ocean overlook on Tabor& Harmony

  • 5 of 5

The location was very beautiful. Very remote and private. The house was decorated very nice as well. Helene was quick to respond to questions and has a book at the house with recommendations and directions to different places. The downstairs had a couple there for a few days but we didn't even hear them. The wrap around deck is really nice to hang out on. The beach was nice and private. The new walk way down to the beach was great. Looked like they just had stairs built and ropes put up on trees to help guide people down to the Beach. My husband snorkeled a little once the waves calmed down (very rough and rocky the week we were there).

The house was fully stalked with pretty.much everything we needed to cook. There was even rum and vodka for drinks (I hope it's o.k. that we drank it).

The one thing we had a hard time with and thought was inconvenient due to not knowing our way around was taking our own trash to dumpsters which were located randomly around the island. It was also difficult because we had 6 of us in a small Kia SUV and no room. Other than that we enjoyed our stay here. We decided that it was just a little too remote for us. The roads are very hilly and windy and we have never been here or driven on the other side of the street! I think we would take taxis to places next time we stay in St.Thomas.

We did enjoy the many movies she had there and the WI-FI for most of the time there. The WI-FI stopped working the last two days for some reason. We couldn't figure out how to make it work again.

All in all, beautiful place, nice decor, private, lots of games/movies for kids and there was boogie boards too. There was snorkel gear even though we brought our own. We would highly recommend this place to adventurous people who are looking for a very quiet, private vacation and don't mind driving a lot on vacation.

  • Submitted: 27-Feb-2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Honeymoon Dream Come True

  • 5 of 5

It was a “dream come true” for our Honeymoon. We married Dec 31, 2015 and arrived Jan 1, 2016. The Owners are awesome! A personal card to "The Honeymooners" and a bottle of red wine were waiting for us upon arrival. The privacy and view from Ocean Overlook is amazing. Calm waves caressing a secluded beach, the soft splash of waves on the rocks, birds and butterflies weaving throughout the trees and brush as far as you can see, in our opinion, make this one of the most spectacular views and properties on the island. We saw the resident sea turtle from the balcony every morning to accompany an incredible sunrise over the water, as well as, a very large Iguana and babies in the front yard, and the fly-by of pelicans at breakfast, lunch and dinner across Tutu Bay. The interior design and decor is amazing as well. Tile, marble, art work, and an ocean view will be in your sights from any angle. The breeze comes in the 4 sets of French doors, and with ceiling fans, was soothing and very cool. The temperature outside varied from 74-84, but no A/C was needed. The dining table is a show piece, and an incredible work of art. Custom made from century old “spalted” wood, it is truly a special touch to this unique property. The property has all the basics on site. You will be surprised by the owner’s attention to details. A booklet of maps, shopping, directions, suggestions left by owner is invaluable. The people in St. Thomas are amazing. Everyone you meet is so friendly and will go out of their way to assist you with anything. We can personally recommend; Coral World for Snuba, King Fish steaks for the grill from Yellow Man (which he even seasoned for us), and a New Horizon's Dinner Cruise top off your stay. A week is definitely not a long enough visit and we wanted to stay forever. Now we just need to figure out how to move …

  • Submitted: 13-Jan-2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week with our kids ages 11 and 14 at this house. The view is amazing and so peaceful. I often felt like I was on a cruise ship without the crowds, rigidness, or sea sickness. We left windows and doors opened and loved the coastal air and breezes. The wrap around deck is perfect, always sun or shade, breeze or none on one side or the other. The second bedroom worked well for us as it was very large so kids could each have bed (or sofa bed) and lots of space. Master has ocean view. Bathrooms are beautifully updated and kitchen basically equipped (my husband the cook wanted a few higher quality pans). We used the grill and enjoyed the best dinner views on the island right on deck. Helene was very helpful and patient with our many questions and replied promptly. She genuinely wants you to have a great week. She even had a bottle of wine waiting for us. We rented a Jeep but tenants of lower level had small car and were fine. We loved the trail to the semi private beach even though tides were high and rough and we were unable to get in the water or sunbathe. This is a relaxing vacation. We spent hours just reading on the deck. However, there are many restaurants within 10-15 minutes to choose from. House was clean and only concerns were the master bed is very hard and made it hard for me to sleep. Also, there is no dishwasher so that's an extra thing to do but other features make it worth it the little bit of extra work. We took ferry to St. John one day and visited many different beaches later in the day on the island. Recommend the Caribbean Show at Iggies Bar and Grill. Very fun! Also recommend Off the Grid and Tap and Still. Get the cruise ship schedule and avoid busy places on busy cruise days. Grocery is in Red Hook (Plaza Extra) and within easy reach. Helene has chairs, ice chest, towels, snorkeling gear (although we brought our own) so makes going to the beach easy when having to fly in. Kids loved collecting hermit crabs, cracking coconuts, weaving palm fronds, catching lizards, etc. We hope to leave the kids at home next time though and go as a couple and stay in the lower level of this house at half the price. This was an unforgettable experience that we thoroughly enjoyed. Peaceful, relaxing, oasis in a little slice of heaven. Hope to return!

  • Submitted: 8-Jan-2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous place to stay on St Thomas!

  • 5 of 5

I would say that staying here was one of the best parts of going to St Thomas. The view from the deck is amazing! It takes a few minutes of back roads to get there and you should rent a 4x4, but this adds to the tranquility and security of the place. My family of five comfortable made it our home for a week. The kitchen is well stocked, the bathrooms are updated, and it is well located to goto Magen's Bay and Red Hook to catch the ferry to St John.

The kids enjoyed eating at Melt in Red Hook, we loved breakfast at the Landing in St John, and we were surprised at how good the food was at Magen's Bay so that you can stay at the beach all day. Whatever you do, you should plan to spend at least a lot of time on the deck of this property -- you won't want to leave.

  • Submitted: 27-Dec-2015
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Home

  • 5 of 5

This house is fantastic! The veiw from the deck is amazing- watching the fish, birds, iguana's or just enjoying a cup of coffee or glass of wine, you can never tire of it! We enjoyed our time on the semi-private beach (ableit the large amount of sea grass during our stay)-path down is not bad at all. Kitchen is well appointed and provides everything you need to cook at home if you wish- grill is an added bonus and well used during our stay. Bedrooms are spacious and comfortable with awesome view from master. Mrs. Thaker provides plenty of helpful guidance and materials to assist you during your stay. Several have mentioned renting a Jeep or 4X4 vehicle- we had a small Mazda car and managed ok, but would agree that a 4x4 would be better! A big thank you to the Thaker's for allowing the use of this home- made our vacation a very memorable one!

  • Submitted: 17-Aug-2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I wanted to add to my former review.

  • 5 of 5

I was remiss in not mentioning the private beach and the awesome deck. The master bedroom's bed was very comfortable to me. I slept great! Open all the french doors and you won't believe the cooling breeze that will come through the house. Someone mentioned about no bolt lock. I promise that with this property's location you are very safe and I traveled alone. When you come you'll feel the same way. You will absolutely need to rent a jeep. Have Fun!

  • Submitted: 8-Aug-2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Charlotte Amalie (STT)
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Red Hook
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Mahagony Run
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation villa rental in Tabor & Harmony, Virgin Islands

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season 1
Nov 17 2018 - Dec 21 2018
7 night minimum stay
Christmas week
Dec 22 2018 - Jan 1 2019
7 night minimum stay
High Season 2
Jan 2 2019 - May 31 2019
7 night minimum stay
High Season 3
Nov 16 2019 - Dec 20 2019
7 night minimum stay
Christmas 2019
Dec 21 2019 - Jan 1 2020
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$395.52
maid C$263.68

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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