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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,300 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Captain's Quarters where it's all about the BLUE!

Captain's Quarters was truly a labor of love. It look us three years to build and was completed in December of 2014. We are located on the beautiful north shores of St Thomas. The villa faces NE so we enjoy warm tropical breezes most all year. The view is phenomenal. We sit above five bays and have an expansive view of the Atlantic ocean. You can only find that true aqua color here in our crystal clear waters. We have over 30 varieties of tropical trees and flowers on the grounds and enjoy the hummingbirds and parrots that frequent them.

Our location is considered rural or as the locals call it "the bush". This means we are away from the hustle and bustle of town but close enough to enjoy our shopping and restaurants. You don't hear traffic noise here, just the waves breaking on the rocks, the squawk of parrots and the song of the "coki frogs" at night. All ocean views on the island are spectacular but ours are not hindered with power lines or neighbor's houses. We have an unobstructed spectacular view!

Did we mention the breezes keep away the bugs so dining outdoors is a real treat? There is casual seating on the porch in addition to a six person dining table and chef's grill. Inside, the Quarters has a leather sofa and recliner for those in the mood for a little TV. We offer a 47in HDTV with cable, premium stations and Netflix. The fully equipped kitchen has custom cabinets, granite counters, stainless steel appliances and an ice maker that's a real work horse!

The Master Suite has views of the ocean and our ever growing banana garden. The king bed has a great mattress and several pillows to choose from enabling a good nights rest. The en suite bath has a double vanity and a walk in travertine stone shower with a window. You can enjoy the outside while showering inside!

The second bedroom has a queen bed with Hotel Collection bedding. The additional bath has a travertine shower with a shower rain head. The full size front load washer and dryer are conveniently located in the hallway.

Joe and I live on the property also but we designed our home with vacationers in mind. You'll have your own space with a private entrance and personal parking. We are handicapped accessible and one of the few properties on the island with NO STAIRS and level grounds. We are here and available to insure you have the best vacation possible in our tropical paradise. We're happy to help with directions or answer any questions you may have. Joe has sampled every burger on the island and is eager to offer his opinions! Our goal is for you to have a great time on St Thomas!

Please visit Captain's Quarters Caret Bay on or

#3879114 is our two bedroom that you are viewing now and

#3879113 is a smaller one bedroom.

We have a beautiful courtyard with a POOL! While you're here, the pool is a great place to relax and cool off. It's only used by guests in our two units. You'll see Joe cleaning it every morning and if we're invited, serving his famous rum punch at cocktail time!

"Honorable Mention" goes to our GENERATOR. Being on an island we have a limited power grid to draw from. Consequently, at times we find ourselves without electricity. Joe is not much for roughing it or having his favorite scifi program interrupted so when the lights go out, our GENERATOR goes on!

If you've searched for a place to stay while on your vacation, you already know how beautiful our island is.

All beaches are open to the public, don't limit yourself just to one. Each offers something different.

It's so fun to eat here. The restaurants are many and their menus unique. Enjoy the local cuisine from a food truck or eat in a five star establishment.

Consider renting a car. Driving here is an experience all it's own. With a car you can explore the island. We're only 14 miles long, 3 wide. We drive slowly, anything over 25 mpr is too fast. Come and go as you please. When someone waits for you in traffic, a slight beep means THANK YOU!

Joe and I are retired. We are living our dream. We'd like to share it with you!

More Details

Joe and Marcia Wilkins
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
11 September, 2018

About Joe and Marcia Wilkins

Joe was born and raised in New York. He attended an all boys high school and played varsity football as tackle. After graduation he volunteered in the US Marine Corp and served in Viet Nam. After retirement, he moved to New Mexico and attended the University of Albq majoring in business. Joe was owner of several service related businesses in Farmington, New Mexico. He enjoyed organizing dive vacations for large parties and traveling to exotic places. In preparation for civilian retirement, Joe attended PADI PRO DIVE in Florida and graduated as a Master Scuba Diver Instructor. After moving to the USVI, he attended Sea School and became a licensed boat Captain. Thus, CAPTAIN JOE

Joe and Marcia Wilkins purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Joe and Marcia Wilkins chose Dorothea

We have lived on St Thomas for 13 years. The WEATHER here is hands down, unbeatable. We love the hues of the OCEAN, especially the turquoise you only find in the Caribbean. We enjoy the diversity of LANDSCAPES.

The PEOPLE of St Thomas are of many cultures and nations. Our CUSTOM is to greet all with a ''good morning'' or ''good afternoon''. It's a great icebreaker when you enter a doctors office and greet a room full of waiting patients.

We enjoy outdoor DINING and sampling our various 5 Star eateries.

Top of our list are all the AQUATIC activities available on our island, The crystal clear, warm waters are perfect for boating, swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, paddle boarding, kayaking, canoeing etc. etc. etc.

We looked at homes to purchase for two years. We spent one year looking at lots. Marcia had a requirement list with no compromises. We had to find a piece of property with a fantastic view, no lines or wires blocking that view, decent roads and facing Northeast to take advantage of the sea breezes. We spent a year with an architect and it took two years to build.


What makes this apartment unique

This is now our home. We spend hours a week feeding and pruning our flowers which grow 365 days a year, so unlike what we're used to in Iowa. We enjoy gardening, but most of all, we want the grounds to look parklike. It's in our nature to take care of things and we want our guests to experience Captain's Quarters at it's finest.

We have NO STAIRS on the property. New construction on a mountainside is challenging at best but building with NO STAIRS is quite an accomplishment!

Besides his pressure washer, Joe's favorite piece of equipment is his GENERATOR. We never would have survived as pioneers. When the island goes dark, Captain's Quarters lights up!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for sharing your home with us. We had a great vacation and you were always there with good advice and help when needed. The two bedroom apartment was every bit as nice as advertised and the kitchen was well stocked. We ate-in most of our meals and the prep was easy with what was available. The view was SPECTACULAR. We're not much for sitting and doing nothing but caught ourselves longing on the porch for long periods, gin and tonic in hand, mesmerized by the view. We were both so relaxed.

The exercise equipment in the garage was more than adequate for a good workout (I'm sure you thought we were obsessed) and the beach supplies well stocked. I can't think of anything that we were in need of while we were there. My advice to anyone using your place, bring half the clothes that you think you will need because the washer and dryer are in the unit.

I highly recommend Captain's Quarters to anyone looking for a very nice place to stay and onsight concierge service. Your pride shows in every detail. We hope to be back in August to house sit for friends and will definitely look you up while we're there.

ps: Nice touch meeting us at the airport. That was very helpful.
Feb 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Dorothea

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • City Centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • 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
  • Master Suite - toilet , shower enclosure , Walkin travertine rain head shower with a double sink vanity
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , Travertine shower with a rain head
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Suite - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We are happy to meet you at the airport upon arrival and be your personal guides to Captain's Quarters. NEW to CAPTAIN"S QUARTERS April 2016 is our whole house GENERATOR. No electricity on vacation is not a vacation! When the entire island goes dark, the generator kicks ON.


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  • 5 of 5

If you are reading this review, no need to look further. This is the place! Clean, new, quiet, amazing views...and more! Joe and Marcia are wonderfully welcoming and if you are lucky you may even get to meet Lucy, the Captain's Quarters 4-legged hostess! The location is secluded, with a view of the ocean. Beautiful evenings and quiet sunny mornings can be enjoyed on the deck. The unit itself is new, clean and very comfortable. Joe and Marcia have supplied the unit with just about everything you could need from extra towels, pillows, beach towels, bags, cooler and more! There is even snorkel gear! ...and a private pool! Joe even has a all-in-one trainer he graciously let me use to keep my exercise routine. No need to look have found your place at the Captain's Quarters. Joe and Marcia-Thank you for a wonderful and enjoyable stay! It was such a pleasure to meet you both!

  • Review Submitted: 25/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jen for taking the time to review Captain's Quarters! We know how busy you must be. What a surprise it was to see you drive up with Amy! We've seen her a couple of times since, on Sunday mornings at Tickles. We're planning a scuba date for sometime in June. Of course, we won't have the opportunity to see whales as you did when you were here, they've moved North. Joe was pleased you mentioned his gym, that's his thing too. Please come again! It was our pleasure!
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Incredible location and accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the beautiful view and peaceful atmosphere. Marcia & Joe’s kindness and hospitality were second to none! Thank you for making our holiday special in the VI!

  • Review Submitted: 01/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had the best time at Joe and Marcia's!!!

  • 5 of 5

Joe and Marcia go above and beyond to make their property enjoyable. The view from the porch is amazing and the home is extremely comfortable. We can not wait to come back next winter!!!

  • Review Submitted: 15/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice!

  • 4 of 5

The property is very nice. It is very modern and clean with the most amazing view. It is very peaceful and relaxing. The owners were accommodating and was accessible, answering any questions we may have had.

  • Review Submitted: 27/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely fabulous visit to Joe and Marcia's Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, sister and I visited St. Thomas for the first time during this vacation. We all agreed we could not have picked a more perfect home away from home for our visit! Captain's Quarters is new, sparking clean, provides you with everything you need and the view is to die for!! Joe and Marcia were the perfect host and totally won us over with Joe's famous rum punch. We had stormy weather one day and the view of the storm from our mountain vista overlooking the ocean, was amazing! Just relaxed in our lovely home and watched the storm. Rest of the trip was spent exploring the island and enjoying the shopping and dining in Charlotte Amalie. The ferry ride to St. John was an adventure. St. John was beautiful, but enjoyed St Thomas more. If you are planning a visit to St Thomas, you couldn't pick a more perfect location to spend you stay!! Thanks, Joe and Marcia!

  • Review Submitted: 10/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great accommodations! Property is just as pictured.

  • 5 of 5

I could not have been any more pleased! From Joe meeting us at the airport to arriving at his and Marcia's beautiful property, finding it breathtakily beautiful and just as pictured and described. Our stay at Captain's Quarters was a 5 star plus!

  • Review Submitted: 07/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4.2 Miles
Cyril E King Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.9 Miles
Nearest Ferry
3.8 Miles
Smith's Ferry Service on Veteran's Drive
Nearest Golf
5.8 Miles
Mahogany Run
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
Highway 33 Crown Mountain Road
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Hook, Line and Sinker, Bella Blu or Epernay
Nearest Beach
5.5 Miles
Magen's Bay
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment around the Dorothea

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4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$34 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$344.42

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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