Regular ferry service (7 min. boat ride) to St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands is available. A 5 minute $1 Safari to downtown Charlotte Amalie takes you to the best shopping in the Caribbean OR a ferry to travel you to St. John ( 2/3's National Park) or the British Virgin Islands (you need a passport to travel to the British Virgin Islands). Water Island is a pristine 500 acre island secluded and unique, quite and peaceful. The local population is friendly and helpful. Interesting sites include the ruins of a US Naval Base, once used as a look out for US submarines, Indian ruins dating back hundred's of years, and several beaches. Each cabin has an ocean view, and is located 5 or 7 minute walk to the beach (depending on which beach you choose). Monday night drive-in movie on the beach, Saturday night dinners on the beach, ( lunch on the beach is available every day. Breakfast is served at the ferry dock M-F til 8:15am).
An Eco Sensitive up scale camping resort
with self-contained canvas cottages, is located on Water Island in the St. Thomas Harbor. Water Island is secluded and unique and close to shopping, dining and activities. Each cabin has an ocean view, 110 power outlets and is located a 5-7 minute walk to the beaches. Community areas include a Pavilion with a 24 volt refrigerator and 22cu ft electric refrigerator, a grill and two burners, a padded couch and chair, and two picnic tables. The bathhouse has tile showers and tile toilet areas and the sinks have corian counter tops. A communications room has wireless internet and laptop computer, Satellite TV with all available channels and just out side the door is a hot tub and deck with a spectacular ocean views. A newly built hammock pavilion with table and chairs also has a spectacular ocean view.
Each canvas cottage accommodates 4 persons, Each cottage has two twin beds OR 1 queen bed and they all have a double futon. Curtains are available to separate the futon from the beds for privacy while sleeping. The cottages all have a terrace with lounge chairs and ocean views. Linens are included, with Egyptian Cotton sheets, bath towels and beach towels. Each cottage is provided a cabinet in the pavilion with dishes, kitchen utensils and cooking utensils. Two refrigerators, a grill and two burners are located in the pavilion. Pots and pans are also located here. Lighting includes 24 volt overhead lighting, or clip-on reading lights and a 110 plug/w power strip for your use. A locking file cabinet is supplied in each cottage.
The suite has a private bathroom and shower, a kitchenette with your own refrigerator, coffee pot, microwave and toaster and double futon which can be a couch turnedi nto a bed at night. The private bedroom has a queen bed and satellite TV.
The pavilion has 24 volt refrigeration and a 22 cu ft 110 refrigerator, a barbecue grill and 2 burners, padded lounge couch and chairs and two picnic tables with cutting boards. Ice maker and filtered water is provided. Amenities include a hot tub and deck with a spectacular ocean view. All outdoor activities available. Snorkeling gear is available to rent at a nominal charge. Bikes are golf carts are available for rent. The beaches are a 5-7 minute walk. Free wireless internet is available through out the facility and if you choose to travel without your laptop, a free laptop computer is available for your use, Free local phone service is also provided. No charge for the satellite TV which has most all available channels.
Ground transportation to and from the ferry upon arrival and departure, No charge for a quiet peaceful stay.
Policies & Restrictions
Smoking is limited to certain areas throughout the facility, including your terrace. Children are very welcome. Pets not allowed
Rates & Availability
After booking your stay, we will send you specific instructions on what to do when you arrive in St. Thomas ( airport code: STT) which will include a copy of the ferry schedule.
Each cottage/suite staying 4 or more nights will Receive $100 in savings (per cottage/suite, not per guest)
• $50 dining coupon
• $50 in attractions & activities coupons
and an Eco-friendly gift bag including a sample bottle of rum, T-Shirt and other giveaways.
10% discount is given to all returning guests and your 10th stay is FREE!!
Deborah Quade (View My Profile)
Deborah quit the rat race and her teaching career in Ohio in 1978 to live aboard a sailboat with husband Paul and small daughter Allison, navigating the intercoastal waterway to the Bahamas, and finally settling on tiny Water Island, a beautiful tropical jewel just off the larger island of St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Since then, Deb’s assorted vocations and avocations have included more teaching, canvas works, helping Paul to build two homes on Water Island and the launch of a successful film production company called Grip Flicks. She and Paul are currently Owners/Managers of an eco-sensitive camping resort on their Water Island property, where she continues to use her creative skills to sew up luggage tags and can coolers bearing colorful island motifs.
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