The enchanting magic about Spirit on the Water, sitting 100 feet above the Caribbean, is how seamlessly it blends into the ocean below. The infinity edge pool becomes one with the waves that extend to the jagged edges of the British Virgin Islands in the far distance. Along the way, are small islands, scattered everywhere, adding breathtaking drama to the ocean’s architecture. Music from our outdoor sound system will get you dancing on the deck or on the dance floor in the pool (yes – IN the pool). We’ll be here to welcome you as you melt away the tropical heat under the shade of palm trees growing up through our deck. You will soon to discover that there’s much more to Spirit on the Water than meets the eye!
A private secluded walkway along the oceanfront hillside leads to one of the most beautiful infinity pools anywhere, two stunning bedroom suites and a huge living/dining room area, all with direct access to the pool deck. There is a complete indoor/outdoor kitchen, a barbecue pit, 1000 square feet of coral stone decking with palm trees growing through it, orchids, hummingbirds and tree frogs.
Spirit on the Water offers you peace and tranquility, spectacular uninterrupted views down island to St. John and the British Virgin Islands, unequaled sunrises and star-filled night skies.
The Great Room opens on to the pool deck and is furnished with a large desk and a flat screen TV with Dish Network. Used for additional sleeping or lounging are two hanging twin beds and a very nice Danish teak daybed that converts to a Queen Size when necessary. There are a host of board games and DVDs and a dining area with seating for 6. And all you see is the pool, the ocean and islands scattered in the distance.
The Dream Suite opens onto a large deck with lounge chairs overlooking the pool and the ocean. With it's en suite bathroom and a drop down shower with ocean views, a Duxianna queen bed with soft linens, a flat screen TV with Dish Network, a Sonos stereo system in your room along with a bookshelf full of great reads, you may never want to leave your suite. There is also a twin size 18th century day bed for additional sleeping or lounging in the Dream Suite!
The Blue Room opens onto a smaller deck adjoining the pool and looks out over the ocean. Besides the really comfortable queen bed there is a twin size bed as well, all overlooking the pool out onto the ocean. The bathroom for the Blue Room is just around the corner and has a skylight in the shower!
Both bedrooms are air-conditioned and have blackout curtains (neither of which get used very often because of the ocean breeze that comes from the East and the beauty that comes from the landscape - you probably won't want to block any of it out).
Spirit on the Water has a full kitchen just behind the great room that has everything you may need to prepare meals during your stay: refrigerator, freezer, cook-top, toaster oven and microwave. Unless of course you like to Barbecue, then you’ll just need to step out onto the deck and use the butane grill, of course! You will be happy to know that we have an automatic generator so should the electricity go out (a regular occurrence on island) we've got you covered. We also have a water filtering system that turns our collected rain water into the most delicious water ever so yes, you can drink the water! There is also wireless Internet throughout house. Oh and there are several 'mosquito magnets' spread around the property so bugs aren't a problem!!!
The glass tiled swimming pool is 32’ x 16’ with an infinity edge and it is a salt water pool that is solar heated most of the year. There is also an 8ft x 5ft. ledge that is only 18 inches deep for little people to play on. There are plenty of pool floats, outdoor speakers and orbit chairs to provide for your maximum enjoyment of the greatest pools you will find anywhere!!!!
This is truly a one of a kind place. It’s funky, it’s fun, it’s private and it’s full of spirit!
The owners or house managers live on site (in a completely separate living area) and are there to help you should you have any questions or need recommendations on island!
And don't forget to check out our other listing on Flip Key, The Luxury Loveshack On The Water (listing 476888) which is just next door... in case you need additional space and would like the option to house more guests.TripAdvisor property ID 2384727...Read more
Playful, Peaceful, Private! Spirit On The Water Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Caribbean
Additional Location Information
!00 feet above the ocean on the Northeastern coast of St. Thomas, 15 minutes from Magens Bay Beach, one of National Geographic's 10 best beaches in the world, 10 minutes from the Mahogany Run golf course and its renowned Grill Room, 20 minutes from the downtown shopping in Charlotte Amalie, and 15 minutes from Red Hook and its restaurants, bars and Ferry Terminal. In other words-- right in the middle of everything but with complete privacy!
Left on 12/12/2013 for a stay in November 2013 | KSReviewed Dec 12, 2013Stayed Nov 2013
A group of us were visiting the Usvi on vacation for the first time and we were there for 4 days or so. The Spirit On The Water was a fantastic choice not only for a location to call "home" for the time we were there but also for the warmth and incredible hospitality of the owners!!! Both Ed and June were extremely welcoming from the moment that we arrived, they were always eager to lend a helping hand, to suggest a place to visit and to provide directions whenever we needed it.
The house was impeccably clean and organized!! The location and the view are absolutely breathtaking... in fact, I think I could've spent the entire vacation just basking in the sun on the incredible infinity pool and deck that they have there!!!
I would absolutely highly recommend staying there and making friends with Ed and June... they're great people, and they provide a great place with great services above and beyond anything that you might expect in a five start hotel :)
Left on 12/05/2013 for a stay in November 2013 | Mahmoud IbrahimReviewed Dec 5, 2013Stayed Nov 2013
We were a group of 5 friends looking for a getaway somewhere warm. Explored a number of options not just at the Virgin Islands, but we were sold once we saw the pictures for this place. The price seemed high at the time and we had no idea what to expect, but it was without a doubt worth every penny!!
Starting with June and Ed they are a wonderful couple, great hosts that catered to all our requests. They had great suggestions about places to go and dine. Privacy was never an issue, in fact we may have bugged them a few times but they were always very pleasant and responded promptly.
As for the dogs, if you are not an animal lover you still have to fall in love with the dogs, especially "happy". You will understand when you get there!!
Now the place... Every part of the house is a piece of art. Views from this place were breathtaking every minute of the day. The infinity pool and the area around it was a great place to hangout, have a bbq, chill, listen to music. We had to think twice before leaving this place and heading down to a beach somewhere. Inside the house was cozy with plenty of seating and sleeping was never a problem.
I had an amazing time here and can't wait to book my next trip at "Spirit On The Water".. Thanks June and Ed for everything.
Left on 12/03/2013 for a stay in November 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Dec 3, 2013Stayed Nov 2013
I don't know where to start to describe my experience with June and Ed. Starting before arrival, June was very quick in responding to any concerns or questions, she sent very specific instructions and a map of how to get to the property, which turned out to be very helpful. She was flexible with accommodation, when she found out we would be 5 she proposed adding 2 new twin beds. On arrival, my friends and I were greeted warmly by June and Ed, who showed us around and introduced us to "Spirit on the Water", which was even more beautiful than the posted pictures. The house consists of 3 sections, each separate but share a common driveway. We initially had a concern about privacy but June and Ed were conscious of that and privacy was not an issue at any time. Each part of the 2 bd, 2 bath section is a piece of art with meaningful pieces of furniture and art, which we found out later was designed and decorated by June herself. Whether it is the infinity pool and sundeck or the breathtaking views or the bedrooms overlooking the pool and ocean.. you are bound to find something you love. June and Ed were always available to give good recommendations on shopping, leisure and dining. Their cheerful and upbeat attitude makes you enjoy your time even more (if you are a pet-lover you're bound to love them even more).
Thank you June and Ed for making my friends and I feel at home, and enjoy every second we were there, we could not get enough of your place. We hope to come and see you again soon!
Left on 09/20/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | ChicaReviewed Sep 20, 2013Stayed Aug 2013
Our stay at Spirit on the Water was absolutely the best vacation we've taken! It was so much more than we expected. It was private, peaceful, and serene. The views were breath taking. You look out from the various balconies and decks over the beautiful infinity pool and beyond you see the islands in the distance. The gardens are lush and orchids bloom from the surrounding trees.
The pool could not have been more perfect. It's structured so you can lay in your lounger while in the pool working on your tan. The kitchen was well equipped. There was an outdoor grill we used several times that was very nice. Air conditioning was available in our room but due to the continual breeze it was never necessary.
Spirit on the Water is centrally located. It took us about 10 to 15 minutes to get there from the airport. It was a 5 minute drive to Megan's Bay, the local Country Club and the marina.
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