Estate Nazareth, east end - 3 bedroom villa
Situated by the sheltered waters of Cowpet Bay on St. Thomas's east end, this small and neighborly gated complex boasts a large freshwater pool, tennis courts (lighted for night play from November to June 15 only), lawns with gardens, and a white sand beach offering good snorkeling.
All units are privately owned and configured a bit different. See their webpage for inside pictures and more info. Some recent improvements (Feb.2008): Although the restaurant is gone, they have greatly improved their tennis courts (which are free and for which you simply sign up for time on them). The courts are lighted for night play from November to mid-June. The poolside bathroom and the former exercise room at The Anchorage have now been refurbished and reopened, and are available to all guests (no charge for using the exercise room). There is a simple push-button code to get into both the workout room and pool bathroom. And the beach is also being cleaned regularly.
For Anchorage Condominium guests, there is Wi-Fi access for your laptop through ADM Wireless ($31.95/week, or $9.95/day; Visa, MC, Amex and Discover cards accepted online).
Unit I-211: This pristine two-bedroom-with-loft condo with central air-conditioning is located on the top floor, affording excellent breezes and a view of the lawns, gardens and ocean. It offers two bedrooms, each with its own full bath, which adjoin the open-plan living room with kitchen and dining areas, and a loft with two queen beds and a half bath above via a spiral staircase. A covered verandah opens out from the living room.
Unit R-215: This very comfortable two-bedroom-with-loft condo with central air-conditioning is on the top floor, affording excellent breezes and a view of the lawns, gardens and ocean. It offers two bedrooms, each with its own full bath, which adjoin the open-plan living room with kitchen and dining areas, and a loft with a queen sofabed and a half bath above via a spiral staircase. A covered verandah opens out from the living room.
It's an excellent vacation value for active families, located right next door to the St. Thomas Yacht Club, and conveniently situated a very short drive from other east end beaches, shopping, resorts and the St. John and Tortola ferry dock. Renting a car is not necessary at The Anchorage - you can phone a taxi to fetch you outside the electronic gate, if you wish.
Weekly Rates (excl. 8% tax): # of persons: 1-4 5-6 7-8 April 10 - December 19: $ 2,400 $ 2,800 $ 3,100 Thanksgiving Week: $ 3,100 $ 3,100 $ 3,100 January 8 - April 29: $ 3,300 $ 3,700 $ 4,000 Christmas/New Year's: $ 4,900 $ 4,900 $ 4,900 5-6 Person rate: 2 bedrooms + 2 in loft 7-8 Person rate: 2 bedrooms + 4 in loft
Maximum number of guests: 8
Bedrooms: 3 [various bedding configuration]
Baths: 2½ or three
Pool: Large pool within the condo complex
Nearest Beach: Cowpet Beach is steps away
Kids welcome: Yes
Maid service included: None
Smoking: Outside only.
Approx. Square Footage: 1,660 sq. ft.
Miscellaneous: Five day minimum rental in low season, seven days in high season and 10 days Christmas/New Years. Photography by Don Hebert