What's not to like about a house with 9 bedrooms with a private beach on Magen's Bay? Bring lots of friends, fill the place, and have great time! We had a group of 10 (thanks, Katie!!), so it was about half full.
This estate has a gym, spa, pool, sun decks, private beach, kitchen, outdoor grill, and multiple seating areas with incredible views of Magen's Bay. You'll notice from the photos that there are many stairs down to the beach... plan on bringing drinks down there with you in a bag of ice to shorten the supply line.
The most sought-after rooms seem to be the cottage (Little Sand Dollar) upstairs room and the two rooms above the kitchen area in the main building. Definitely rent both the main building and the cottage if you have enough people.
If you like wildlife, there are a couple bonuses... the sea birds (pelicans and turns) make incredible dives from 30 feet up to fish, which is fun to watch. Also, iguanas hang out by the pool in the morning.
Get your shopping list to Bob (the property manager) in advance and they'll stock the place for you. Bob, by the way, is fun, attentive, and always ready to help. We opted for daily cleaning, which worked out great.
Monica, the cook, was very nice and helpful, but the food was just okay. Dinners were generally cooked at 2pm and left on sternos until the evening. Talk with Bob about other options to have better food and/or food cooked closer to the eating time.
Really an incredible experience and you can't beat the view. This has to be the nicest place on the island!
- Also Known As:
- Sand Dollar Estate Hotel St. Thomas
- Sand Dollar Estate St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands