Villa Terra Nova, Water Island. Superb Ocean Views
- 2 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- sleeps 4
Description from the owner
Villa Terra Nova is a private 2-bedroom, 2-bath single family home perched on a hill crest on Water Island (in world-famous St. Thomas harbor). The outdoor deck wraps around three sides of the villa, providing spectacular views of the Carribean Sea. The higher elevation of this villa means that exhilarating trade wind breezes enhance your experience. Your own golf cart is included as part of the villa rental, to get you around the 2.5-mile island for exploring and beachgoing. Villa Terra Nova has been a highly successful family vacation rental villa for over 12 years. We have just begun our lsting on TripAdvisor but we have many happy clients...Read more
Rental Property is located in Water Island, U.S. Virgin Islands, Caribbean, but cannot be displayed on a map. Contact the owner for more details
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Villa Terra Nova, Water Island. Superb Ocean Views
Water Island, U.S. Virgin Islands, Caribbean
located in Water Island, U.S. Virgin Islands, Caribbean, but cannot be displayed on a map. Contact the owner for more details
Additional Location Information
Water Island is situated in St. Thomas harbor, giving you a bird's eye view of cruise ships and other vessels entering and leaving this bustling port. Make a drink and sit on the deck to watch the cruise ships leave in the evening and pass by on the way in the next morning. Water Island provides serene privacy yet is only a 12-minute public ferry ride to St. Thomas with all it offers: dining, shopping, sightseeing, historic tours and watersports. Some charter boats will actually pick you up at the Water Island dock to whisk you out for fishing, snorkeling and other exciting activities.
Location Type Beach, Ocean, Tropical
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: October 23, 2013 ◀▶
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Date||Nightly Rate||Weekly Rate||Monthly Rate|
|All other dates ||$286||$2,000|
|5 night min stay | Any day check-in | $30 per person per night for more than 2 guests|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Tax rate | 10% of rent
- Damage deposit | $250
- Local Guides/Maps
- Alarm Clock
- Paper Towels Provided
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
- Towels Provided
- Linens Provided
- Private Chef [?]
- Housekeeping Optional
- Ceiling Fans
- Internet Access
- High Speed Internet
- Wireless Internet
- Ocean Views [?]
- Water Views
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Electric Stove
- Charcoal Grill
- Dish Washer
- Outdoor Dining Area [?]
- Pet friendly - Yes
- Smoking allowed - Ask
- Suitable for children - Yes
- Suitable for the elderly - Yes
- Wheelchair accessible - Ask
- 1200 square feet
What Past Guests Are Saying
Panama City, FL
Relaxation in Caribbean Paradise!
My husband and I have visited Villa Terra Nova (VTN) for the past four years and each visit has been as wonderful as the first. Vtn sits near the top of Water Island on the windward side of the island, so beautiful breezes blow constantly, keeping the villa cool. There are two open porches to sunbathe or lie in the shade in a hammock. The bedrooms are large and comfortable, and there is satellite TV and wi-fi for those who want or need it. The landscaping and views are spectacular, and it is a 5-minute golfcart ride to Honeymoon Beach, where locals sometimes string a bedsheet up between the palms and show a movie at night in a unique Caribbean drive-in-movie experience! There is also a local bar that often has live music, and a great lunch vendor named Heidi most days. The snorkeling is amazing, as is just taking a nap under one of the palms there. St. Thomas is a 10-minute ferry ride across the harbor to Crown Bay (conch-fritters at Tickles is a must). Taxis are plentiful to downtown, where shopping abounds along with great eateries and attractions. But the uniqueness of VTN is that when you are tired and want to rest, you can go "home" to your own private piece of paradise at the top of Water Island and pretend you're a local. The kitchen is well-appointed with everything you need to make fabulous meals. The Gourmet Gallery has a good selection of staples and specialty items, and the Pueblo grocery is a mere two blocks from Crown Bay. Visitors must provision wisely, however, as there are no stores or markets once you are actually on Water Island. The British Virgin Islands are a great day or weekend trip, and there are amazing sailing, fishing, diving and boating outings available. The locals are friendly, there is no crime that we have ever noticed on Water Island, and the owner and property managers of VTN are extremely capable and responsive. We cannot recommend VTN highly enough.
St. Petersburg, FL
Caribbean Gem with Spectular View
The view from Villa Terra Nova is spectacular! My husband and I have stayed at this home numerous times. Each time is better than the time before. It's easy-just fly into St. Thomas; take a short taxi ride to Crown Bay Marina; pick up a few groceries at the Gourmet Gallery; have a Bushwacker (best island drink) at Tickle's Restaurant & Bar; then hop on the Water Island Ferry (located right outside of Tickle's); and within minutes you're on Water Island. The property manager will meet you, and the next thing you know you'll be living the dream. The terrace is where you'll want to spend most of your time soaking up the gorgeous view. Inside, the owners have thought of everything you need. The kitchen is well equipped and a fun place to cook. There are two bedrooms and two bathrooms, so it is ideal for two couples to share but have privacy, or it's perfect for a romantic getaway. You will feel right at home in Villa Terra Nova's comfortable and casual Caribbean atmosphere.
When you feel like going for a swim at Honeymoon Beach, just hop in the golf cart provided with the villa. Heidi's dinners on the beach are a real treat, and if you're lucky enough to be there on movie night, don't pass it up. Where else can you go to a drive-in movie on the beach in a golf cart?
It's fun to spend a day shopping or having lunch in St. Thomas by taking the ferry back to Crown Bay and catching a taxi. One tip: You might want to check the cruise ship schedule and go into St. Thomas when there aren't many ships because it can get very crowded.
You won't be sorry you chose this vacation home, and I'll bet you'll be planning your next trip before you leave. It's the most unique and relaxing vacation you'll ever have. The pictures are beautiful, but being there is far better.