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One Bedroom studio on Atlantic ocean with trade winds and views

Bedrooms Studio
Space 22 m²
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Waterfront Villa Studio on 1.5 acres, A/C, gated parking, large deck, new kitchn

Offered by Villa de la Vista - Ocean front Villa at Tabor & Harmony Estate - One bedroom air conditioned studio, 260 sqft living area, large closet. New kitchen. Sleigh bed. Bathroom with tiled shower. Currently furnished with one queen bed. Mexican terrazzo tile inside and out. Gated off-street parking. Half mile walk up Harmony Drive to Safari Taxi and VI Tran bus access. Quiet neighborhood. Constant breezes. Private entrance. Grill steaks on large (670 sqft) private tiled deck (half-covered, half-sunny). Studio has nine to ten foot ceilings with fan. Fall asleep to the constant symphony of ocean waves and wake up to the view through sliding glass doors out across the Atlantic to the horizon - framed by Great and Little Hans Lolik, Great and Little Tobago, not to mention Thatch Cay, Yost Van Dyke, Tortola and St. John to the east. Villa is roughly 200' above sea level. Washer/dryer for guest use, dedicated 25mbps Internet, in-unit Wi-Fi via cable TV. Villa de la Vista rests on a 3 dimensional, 1.5-acre pie-shaped lot. The sea has taken a few bites off the tip of the pie. For the adventurous, access our private ocean tidal pool via path down rocky slope to a 60’ cliff. Zig-zag the “walking” path down the cliff, some large rocks to be scaled near the bottom. In calm seas, kayak ¼ mile east into the channel between St. Thomas and Thatch Kay (used by migrating hump-back whales). If you lose your paddle, pick-up in Puerto Rico is extra! Round the new "castle" at the end of Sunsi point to snorkel the limited access (by water only), but pristine Sunsi bay and enjoy the secluded white sand of Sunsi beach! Area below high tide is publically owned and accessible. Never a crowd. Steep slope hills above waterline surrounding Sunsi bay are uninhabited …. but privately trolled by a single owner. Climb/swim/snorkel/kayak/scuba-dive/cliff-dive/fish/boat at your own risk. Signed waivers required for ocean access from villa and use of villa kayaks. Non-smokers only. Comfortably sleeps two (max of 4 in a single family unit allowed). On site management. 5 minute drive to Tutu Park Mall. 6 minute drive to Magens Bay. 7 minute drive to ferries at Red Hook. 4 minutes to Mahogany Run golf course. 5 minutes to Jimmy Buffet's new Margaritaville Resort adjacent to Coral World.

For larger parties, combine your reservation for this studio with our two bedroom unit (VRBO property # 912068 ) on the east end of the same Villa. See the ad here:

The two units share a laundry area and are connected by partially covered deck space, steps.

More Details

Paul V. Hayes
Member since: 2015
Speaks english, russian, polish, Ukrainian
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
3 November, 2017

About Paul V. Hayes

I'm a retired software engineer. My wife teaches ESL at a St. Thomas grade school. We recently moved to paradise from New Jersey.

Paul V. Hayes purchased this studio in 2015

Why Paul V. Hayes chose Tabor & Harmony

This property has fantastic views, a nice sized lot and is on the ocean. Sweet, healthy ocean air. Multitude of beaches nearby.

What makes this studio unique

Quiet and secluded, with constant exposure to trade winds.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday studio rental in Tabor & Harmony, Virgin Islands

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 22 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • City Centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Tiled floor and shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
  • Queen size sleigh bed with large closet, desk, mirror, bedside tables, lamps, lounge chairs, foot rest, can be reconfigured to accommodate max of 4 members of a single family. For example, two adults and two children. Children would make use of inflatable mattress.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Welcome to paradise!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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One Bedroom studio on Atlantic ocean with trade winds and views
average rating of 4.923077 based on 26 reviews

Perfect Getaway in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Paul and Tetyana were very friendly and accommodating hosts. We stayed in the studio apartment which was accurately described and had everything we needed including beach gear to use during our stay. The views were breathtaking. My wife and I have been married for almost 22 years and we have never been anywhere quite so beautiful. I walked down to the water with Paul and his family which was a little adventure in and of itself. I'm not sure how far we'll go but we are actually contemplating moving to the islands. If you're second guessing making this trip, don't. Just book it and consider staying at Paul's place. You won't regret it.

  • Review Submitted: 27/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rick(Bobby), Thanks so much for the feedback! We enjoyed your stay and your patience with our ongoing road cut. Hope to see you guys again soon. thanks & best, paul
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  • 5 of 5

Amazing views, and incredible location. Just book! You will not be disappointed. The studio has everything you need and more. We stayed for a week, and wish we could have stayed longer. The owners were super friendly, and very accommodating.

  • Review Submitted: 11/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks much. Hope to see you folks again soon!
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A Beautiful Escape

  • 5 of 5

My fiancee & I enjoyed a wonderful 10 day stay at Paul & Tetyana's studio this past July. The studio was clean and exactly as pictured. Mostly everything that we needed was provided (drinking water, cooking ware, washer/dryer & detergent, bug spray, beach towels, snorkel gear, a cooler, etc.) We were even pleasantly surprised with a bottle of champagne in the fridge upon our arrival! The view from the balcony is breathtaking and there are lounge chairs and a bbq provided as well. We did have trouble finding the place on our first day (it's a little off the beaten path), however Tetyana answered our calls promptly and was extremely helpful in directing us. We decided to rent a car for only 5 days out of our 10 day stay, however I would suggest having a rental car (4WD if possible) for the entire trip if you are able to as taxis can be extremely expensive. Paul connected us with a friend of his who is a taxi driver, Shamara, and she was WONDERFUL! She had very fair pricing, knew her way around the island very well, was extremely personable and gave us plenty of advice on where to go/what to do. We did not have the pleasure of meeting Paul & Tetyana, but they did everything they could to make our stay as comfortable as possible and were quick to answer any questions we had. It was convenient having our personal kitchen because we chose to cook many of our meals, just be prepared for the groceries to be much more expensive than they are in the states. We found that Mo's Fresh Market had the best quality food & fairly decent prices. Overall, our stay was incredible and we would gladly stay at Paul & Tetyana's place again when we return to St. Thomas. It was definitely hard to leave! We thank you both again for the hospitality. Take care, Megan & Bryan.

  • Review Submitted: 07/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Megan & Bryan, Thanks so much for the kind words and feedback. Glad you had good time and that Shamara was helpful. Sorry we were unable to meet you in preson. thanks & best, Paul & Tetyana
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Great location, great family, great value

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I are not resort people, so we chose to do a VRBO to give us more freedom and to see and explore the island at our own pace. We wanted a place that was close to the water but away from the beaten track. We also wanted to be able to cook some of our own meals, and have privacy too. This rental had all of those things and more.

I was nervous about doing a studio, but it was plenty of space as we were traveling a lot during the day anyways. The deck is also huge which doesn't make it feel small at all. The kitchen has all the basics you'd need to cook a solid meal, and there's even a TV and wireless router devoted solely to that room.

One important thing to know about the water access is that it is not an easy walk. It took about 10 minutes to hike down a few switchbacks and crawl over the rocks to get down to the water. Personally, we loved it, and felt it was a special, nearly untouched, part of the island to explore. But it's not for the faint of heart, and the hike up will be a work out. Once to the water though, you could jump in and immediately see schools of fish, corals, and beautiful reef. We did a lot of snorkeling on our 10 day trip, and this was some of our favorite.

There are also kayaks tucked away on the rocks which made for a fun venture around to sunsi bay. It was a bit challenging to get them out and put them back, but definitely worth it. There was also snorkeling equipment provided, which was great because we didn't have to pack it (and it's a really good set too).

One final note about the rocks, definitely bring sandals! There are sea urchins you wouldn't want to step on.

Also, when it comes to vehicle, we found that a mid size car did just fine (we had an Elantra). The roads are a bit bumpy at times, but no need for a Jeep here (it might make the tight turns harder to be honest).

All in all, we couldn't think of a better place to stay during our trip to St Thomas. Paul and his family were very welcoming and inclusive. They had a bottle of champagne in the fridge upon our arrival, brought down cake one night, and also had us up for their 4th of July party. We highly recommend and have been telling our friends to go there if they ever visit.

  • Review Submitted: 16/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review Eric and good luck with your studies. The lobsters will be even bigger next trip! ;-)
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay here! The studio was very well equipped and comfortable. It was wonderful to drink our morning coffee and grill dinner on the deck. The view is breathtaking! Red Hook and Lindquist Beach (our favorite) are only a few minutes away. I strongly recommend renting a Jeep. Thank you, Paul and Tetyana, for a lovely vacation!

  • Review Submitted: 24/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks much for the review Stephanie. Have a good 4th this year.
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Romantic Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

This studio was amazing! The views were breathtaking and the studio was very private and comfortable. The owners have thought of everything in terms of accommodations. The onsite laundry facility, coolers, chairs and snorkeling gear came in handy. My husband asked Paul for fishing gear and he graciously allowed him to use his personal fishing gear. Paul was also nice enough to show my husband the way to access the beach (a bit of a hike but well worth the trouble). We can't say enough about this place. Thanks to Paul and Tetyana for being such amazing hosts!

  • Review Submitted: 09/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Cyril E. King Airport, St. Thomas
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Kokopelii Cafe
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Red Hook
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Mahogany Run
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Red Hook
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Car: necessary

Coral World is visible from the villa and is about a 5 minute drive....great for kids. Mandahl Bay occasionally has nicely breaking waves for surfers.....whale watch from the villa deck during humpback migration season Feb-March-April. Scuba the underwater volcanic tunnels of Thatch Kay - 1/2 mile by water from the villa. Kayaks are available at the villa for the adventurous.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday studio on Tabor & Harmony, Virgin Islands

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season 2017-18
1 Dec 2017 - 31 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$53 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$53 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection AU$78.37
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$132.83

water and energy conservation is appreciated

Owner's Cancellation Policy

No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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