Concierge Services


Standard Villa AmenitiesChef Services, Catering & Villa ProvisioningFlying HerePrivate Land & Water TaxisDestination WeddingsVehicle Rental

Standard Villa Amenities

amenities-icon.jpgEach of our villas offers the following standard amenities:
Stereo/CD Player, DVD, Cable TV, Beach Chairs, BBQ Grill, Beach Towels, Coffee Maker, Microwave, Blender, Complete Modern Kitchen, Complete Linens, Wireless Internet


Chef Services, Catering & Villa Provisioning

chef-dropoff.jpgA chef is also extremely popular for that first night for larger groups. Most travelers arrive in St. Thomas in the afternoon and will be settling into their Villa between 4 p.m and 7 p.m. Our guests enjoy having a chef already at the Villa putting the finishing touches on a meal they have selected to be served after freshening up or a dip in the pool. A follow up breakfast or brunch the following morning is also very nice and an excellent way to start your first full day on island. A chef can work with you on the menu before your arrival. She can also provide you with some basic food items for your refrigerator at the same time. Again, just let us know. Or contact the following chef and caterers directly on their websites: Shay (specializing in wedding and special event cakes!), Matayhoum for in villa chef services with custom menus, Meredith for provisioning your villa, Laura for a variety of catering services, and Ted’s Supper Club for small intimate in home gatherings.


Flying Here

flights-icon.jpgIf you are having trouble getting reservations or finding more affordable fares, feel free to contact us. Book as early as you can. As a prime destination, seat availability is limited, especially for the discounted and frequent flier mileage seats. We strongly recommend booking direct flights into St. Thomas if at all possible (avoiding San Juan)…whatever dollars you save on the fare are usually not worth the lost time in delays and changing planes.

Delta Air Lines
Flies two flights a day directly to St. Thomas (STT) from Atlanta (ATL).

American Airlines - AA.com™
Direct flights from Miami (MIA) & New York (JFK). Direct flights from nearly everywhere else into their Caribbean hub in San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU), connecting on to STT with hourly American Eagle flights (approx. 40 min. flight).

US Airways
One direct flight a day from Philadelphia (PHL) and Charlotte (CLT).

United Airlines
We welcome United's weekly flights from Chicago (ORD) and Washington, D.C.'s Dulles (IAD).

Continental Airlines
We welcome Continental's daily flights from Newark (EWR) as well as expanded service to San Jan, Puerto Rico (SJU).

Cape Air, Seabourne Airlines and Air Sunshine
Alternative commuter airlines to connect to STT from SJU.

Spirit Air
A discount airline offering frequent last minute deals that can't be beat and don't show up on Orbitz.com, Travelocity.com, Expedia.com or Kayak.com. Flies direct to STT from Fort Lauderdale and connects to many cities across the continental US.



Private Land & Water Taxis

water-taxi.jpgGroups of 4 or more may find it economical and much more convenient to arrange in advance for a private taxi to meet your flight and take only your group and luggage as soon as it is ready. Private taxis are usually $75 for 1-4 people and $15 each additional person including luggage and can be the difference between catching the next ferry and missing it. The taxi will also call and let us know which ferry you will be on so we can greet you here on St. John. We will bring you up to our Studio to register, have a brief orientation, pick up your rental car, and lead you to your villa!

Taxis here are large vans that hold 8-12 people. The regular public taxis will wait for everyone's luggage and until the van is full before departing and may stop at various St Thomas hotels on the way. The St John ferry is the last stop. The fares run about $12.50 per person and $2-3 per bag.

Larger groups, especially those including many young children, elderly, or impaired guests may wish to arrange well in advance for a private water taxi. Most private land taxis are used to coordinating with the water taxis to ensure a smooth transition if your flight is delayed etc. Availability is very limited so you cannot book too far ahead.


Destination Weddings

wedding-icon.jpgOur Beach Villa & Beach Estate with all king master bedroom suites are ideal for members of the wedding party while guests staying less than the full week will enjoy our other villas. Spectacular, unspoiled National Park beaches and many fine dining restaurants offer a venue for events, gatherings & receptions.

Mat at Mathayom Private Chefs, Kati at Katilday Events, Julie at East West Catering or Laura at Passion Fruit Chefs can also bring dinner to you at the villa!

For more comprehensive wedding coordination, we recommend Mary at Island Style Weddings , Stacy at Ceremonies St. John and Anne Marie at St. John Weddings and Kati at Katilady Events.

Alain Brin photographed Donald & Deborah’s daughters wedding in 2008 so we can’t give any higher recommendation than that! - Blue Glass Photography


Vehicle Rental

jeep.jpgWe offer complete vehicle rental services through our sister company Bougainvillea Leasing Ltd. - specializing in weekly, monthly and villa-owner rentals for over 20 years. All vehicles are 4-wheel drive with automatic transmissions, accommodating from 2 to 7 passengers.


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Contact us at 800 253-7107 or via email

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