With direct flights to a growing number of North American cities, it’s getting ever harder to find excuses not to enjoy Saint Thomas, the jewel of the U.S. Virgin Islands. The joys of a tropical paradise are closer at hand than ever.
Saint Thomas has dozens of beaches that inspire awe and joy in equal measure, many of which have been included at some point or another in lists of the world’s best beaches. The beauty doesn’t end at the sand, however. Snorkeling is a hugely popular activity thanks to the bountiful reefs that surround the island. Shopping is another big draw, as visitors can bring home up to $1,600 worth of goods tax free. And with the island’s luxury stores, you’ll have no trouble reaching that limit. There’s so much to do on Saint Thomas, both on and off the water.
Best of all, Saint Thomas has a number of rental properties that equal the island itself in terms of splendor. It is home to many incredible villas, as memorable and picturesque as any beach or reef. A list of nine of the best Vrbo house rentals on Saint Thomas is found below. Each property is near the beach, has amazing views, and will inspire eternal gratitude in everyone you invite to join you on your amazing tropical vacation.
The unparalleled beauty of clear Caribbean waters is — well, clear. All the more so from Villa Ohana, a five-bedroom home where the water practically seeps in through the windows. To say the home is “on the water” almost feels like an understatement. Should you seek the owner’s help in arranging a boat trip (for snorkeling, scuba, or whatever else), a boat will meet you just beyond the rocks and sand of your private Magens Bay beach.
This villa rental is also an excellent venue for a massage. Its many beautiful rooms, complimented by luxurious furniture, gorgeous marble, and objects of impeccable design, enhance every relaxing moment. Whether you’re lounging by the private pool, walking down the stone pathway to the private beach, or gazing out at the bay, your every moment will be nothing less than magical.
Visitors to this splendid villa near the easternmost extremes of the island are spoiled for choice. There is a private patch of sand on the property, but there’s also plenty of sand at Lindquist Beach, Sapphire Beach, and Pineapple Beach, as well as a half dozen others within a couple of miles. The ferry to St. John is similarly close by. The villa consists of a main building with five bedrooms, a pool, lush gardens, grand dining areas, and more. There’s also a stone cottage just off the sand with a king bedroom for anyone who can’t bear to be even 50 yards from the sea.
Enjoy solitude and connection to the unspoiled natural ecosystem of the Caribbean from this marvelous four-bedroom vacation home on the pristine western edge of St. Thomas. It is located in The Preserve at Botany Bay, a sprawling 397-acre community devoted to keeping the land intact by minimizing development. The local beaches, much loved by body surfers and beachcombers alike, are some of the least crowded. The pool abuts the forest, offering beautiful views of the jungle, sea, and nearby islands. Escape also has a home gym and all the luxurious decor one expects from such a first-class property. Each bedroom has its own bathroom, and one suite is detached from the main house.
Gorgeous, glamorous, and superbly situated, Paradise Found is nothing less than a slice of heaven. Magens Bay is a jaw-dropping sight from any vantage point, but it’s most stunning from this large group vacation rental, just a few houses down from the very tip of Peterborg Peninsula. Such a serene location should be enjoyed by many, so Paradise Found is, fittingly, a 4,000-square-foot, six-bedroom masterpiece. Each bedroom has a king-size bed, and the home is filled with magnificent furniture and captivating marblework. It also has two verandas, a pool, and a path that will take guests down to their private beach — the perfect place to snorkel (no need to take a tour) or go out on the complimentary kayaks.
Beautiful views are great in and of themselves, but, like everything else in life, a force multiplier comes into play when they are combined with other wonders. Villa Opulence mixes jaw-dropping ocean vistas with style and luxury. It is a brand new villa ready to host parties of up to eight people. Each bedroom has a posh and comfortable bed and is done up in a style that imparts utter serenity. The home has a pool, multiple balconies, and a kitchen with sleek steel appliances surrounded by gorgeous granite. Those who might need to catch up on work during their stay will appreciate the villa’s office space.
Access to the beach is all well and good, but privacy and untrodden sand make the difference between an excellent vacation and an unforgettable tropical trip. This incredible home on the northern shore promises both. Perched 40 feet above pristine sands, it promises to provide an experience of paradise for up to 10 guests. It consists of a main building with two bedrooms and a detached cottage with three ample bedrooms. The property covers 3 acres, an enviable patch of land that includes 700 feet of beachfront.
Boundless delights await those who choose to stay at this fabulous three-bedroom villa perched above the sea. CalypsoBlue overlooks the Caribbean and is designed in the island style. It is within a few hundred yards of multiple stunning beaches. The home has a swimming pool, veranda, and balconies that look out at the water. The comforts of home are fully present even in this exotic location. The kitchen was redone in 2020, and all the home’s facilities are fit to the newest standards. There are three bedroom suites in this vacation rental with cushy beds and grand views.
Located near the tip of a thin peninsula on the northside, this fantastic three-bedroom getaway is another property most worthy of consideration for those who’ve dreamed of having their own secluded island. As the owners say, the home is “so private that clothing is optional.” A stairway leads to a spacious deck sitting above the water, water which practically begs guests to take a plunge. The design is a classic island style: more refined than opulent. It is a large home with a large selection of twins, kings, and hammocks.
Enjoy a dreamy experience with the person of your dreams at this perfectly-placed one-bedroom vacation rental. It is perfect for those who value location over opulence, located as it is just above the beach. The interiors are simple; the views are extravagant. The property consists of four small buildings, but guests at this rental enjoy exclusive access to a private “pocket beach” in addition to larger stretches nearby. On the other hand, the vibrant public life of Saint Thomas, with its marvelous restaurants and nightlife, is close at hand. From your private beach, the main street might feel a world away, but it’s actually just minutes away.
Now that you have found your perfect vacation home, here are some good reads for planning your trip: