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“Villa Marbella -- great place and great people”

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Villa Marbella Suites
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Reviewed April 18, 2013

We have been to many Caribbean islands, but this was our first trip to St. Thomas. We absolutely loved staying at Villa Marbella. The ocean view from our porch, plus the fabulous view from the pool deck made it an ideal spot to chill out, read, swim, sunbathe, and relax. Our room accommodations were very comfortable. The air conditioner worked well (not always the case in other places, although we didn't need it too much.) We really liked Leah and Gunnar, who were so friendly and accommodating. Their picking us up at the airport after dark and getting us to the villa was absolutely the best. And then, there was the private beach...the walk down and up the path was a little challenging for our aging knees, but it was worth it. It was a beautiful beach, perfect for bobbing in the gentle waves of turquoise water. We appreciated all the little things Leah and Gunnar did for us--recommending places to eat, making reservations for us, letting us use their cell phones when ours didn't work, and giving us lots of tips about things to do (and avoid) on the island. We met some wonderful people who were also guests there, and we even enjoyed their beautiful dog Yeager. We definitely will be back and bring some of our friends next time. We hope Gunnar pursues getting a boat for scuba diving. We would feel very comfortable and safe with him taking us diving.

Room Tip: Our room, which was on the ocean side of the building, was great because it was quiet, private, and...
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

Our time at Villa Marbella was everything we could have hoped for. The hospitality we recieved from Lea & Gunnar was refreshing and truly sets their place apart from unpersonable resorts we could have stayed at. The views from the Villa and private beach were amazing. Lea & Gunnar make your trip just that much more enjoyable because theyve thought of everything. From complimentary snorkel equipment to a very thoughtful welcome gift. We had virtually no issues during our stay, and Villa Marbella played a huge role in our wonderful trip. We will be returning to Villa Marbella. Besides St. Thomas and its beaches are beautiful!

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Reviewed April 9, 2013

We are on our layover on our way home...that is how anxious I was to write this...
First, rent your car from Leah and Gunnar. They have nice cars, and the airport pickup and drop off is icing on the cake.
Second, Leah and Gunnar are VERY accommodating hosts. They helped us arrange excursions, made dinner reservations for us, gave us a movie to watch (they had rented), gave directions. It is sooooo nice to have a "local" giving you advice and suggestions, and they have YOUR comfort and experience in mind.
In short, every 5 star review for Villa Marbella is 100% true. Don't miss out on this gem.

Room Tip: All rooms have a great view. Tell Leah what you are looking for...if she does not have it, she will...
  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 28, 2013 via mobile

Leah called when we were still in FLL airport and offered to pick us up, which was great. She even stopped on the way so we could pick up groceries (and drinks) for the room. They offer rental cars as well, which is nice, but not necessary for your whole stay. We found a great taxi driver who drove up the hill every time we called him (Sonny Laurent 340-998-6788). You will need transport to get anywhere. Tremendous view, great pool deck, not on the beach.

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Reviewed March 26, 2013

From your airport pickup, through beautiful rooms, and ever-present smiles, this is the way you should go to St. Thomas. My wife and I enjoyed a great week of hospitality and insider recommendations that Leah and Gunner provided. I wouldn't spend more money at a "fancier" resort. It wouldn't be as good. Pop in and stay for awhile with folks who quickly become friends.

I could post a different picture with this, but one showing some relaxed feet says it better.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

I must say after reading the reviews from trip advisor, I decided to visit Villa Marbella Suites. I was not disappointed. Leah and Gunnar were such gracious hosts. I felt very comfortable and safe. We have only visited St. Thomas by cruise before. After visiting Jamaica I didn't think I would ever stay on an island again, however reading the reviews and the kind words everyone had expressed about Gunnar and Leah, we knew Villa Marbella was the place for us.

Villa Marbella is located on the east side of St Thomas Excellent location, with your own private beach. I would highly recommend renting a vehicle, you can see the entire island.

We look forward to visiting Villa Marbella next year. My husband and I stayed in the mountainside suite and really enjoyed the views. We stayed for 5 days.

Room Tip: Mountainside suite, private, nice decor, great view and nice size
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

My boyfriend and I spent 6 days at the Villa Marbella and had an amazing experience. We stayed in the Mountainside Suite and loved it. Everything was so quaint and neat, we even received a complimentary bottle of rum! There is an honor fridge outside for all of the guests that has water, ice, and beers. The owners are extremely nice and are around a lot of the time if you need them for anything. The beach is a 10 minute walk and we didn't see any other people down there our entire stay; it was amazing. While the Villa is a little off the beaten path, taxis were still able to find it and willing to drive us around for the week. I would most definitely stay here again!

Room Tip: Mountainside Suite was perfect!
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Additional Information about Villa Marbella Suites

Address: 15-24 Frenchman's Bay, 00802, St. Thomas
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Location: Caribbean > U.S. Virgin Islands > St. Thomas
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 28 Specialty Lodging in St. Thomas
Price Range: $121 - $284 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa Marbella Suites 3*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Facing due south and looking down toward Frenchman's Bay and east to Charlotte Amalie (downtown St. Thomas), Villa Marbella Luxury Suites & BnB offers a truly unique combination of luxurious escape and the convenience of proximity to the beaches, shopping and dining offerings of St. Thomas. Situated on almost an acre of lushly landscaped mountainside, Villa Marbella offers unbeatable Caribbean sunsets, an inviting pool, and all rooms offer separate living and sleeping areas. A rental car is necessary for your stay. We have vehicles available or we can recommend other companies. If you rent from us we will pick you up from the airport and bring you back to the airport at the end of your visit! Check in is between 3:00 and 6:00 pm. We are sorry we cannot accommodate late night arrivals. Check out is 11:00am. Please note Villa Marbella is a Non-Smoking Property ... more   less 
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Villa Marbella Hotel St. Thomas
Villa Marbella Suites St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

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