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Spectacular Views at Elysian Beach Resort

Rick & Susan Taylor

Member since: 2005
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People7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms4
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Spectacular Views at Elysian Beach Resort

People7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms4
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday condo in East End - Elysian Beach Resort

Condominium, 3 Bedrooms, 4 Baths (Sleeps 7)

See the spectacular views from our top floor 1,700 sq. ft. three bedroom, four full bath, non-smoking condominium at the Wyndham's Elysian Beach Resort overlooking beautiful Cowpet Bay (also see our two bedroom condo, VRBO #146165 or HomeAway #248171, at the same resort). Our top floor condo has all the features that you would want in a vacation condo as we stay there several weeks per year. The living area has a sectional sofa, a 50-inch TV, a DVD/CD player/stereo with iPod player and wireless internet service. It has a covered balcony with table, chairs, and Weber electric BBQ grill. The dining area has a table that seats six. The kitchen features stainless steel appliances (refrigerator, oven/cooktop, dishwasher, microwave), granite countertop, and an eating bar with three chairs.

There are two bedrooms on the main floor, both with a king beds and one has an additional single bed. The third bedroom is in a loft setting with a king bed. Also available is a port-a-crib. All three bedrooms have vaulted ceilings, individual quiet split air conditioning units, ceiling fans, large TVs with DVD players, dressers, and closets. Each bedroom has a private bath with two sinks (one in loft) and shower. The fourth bathroom has a combination tub/shower. All have private balconies with great views of Cowpet Bay and nearby islands. The loft deck is over-sized (12'x18') and is perfect for enjoying the views, socializing, sunbathing and star gazing.

It only takes 3 to 4 minutes to walk to the beautiful palm tree lined beach where there are complimentary beach and lounge chairs. Here you can bask in the sun or lay in the shade of a palm or seagrape tree. We even have a complimentary beach towel service. The beach has a large protected swimming area and an area where you can snorkel. Next to the beach is a large beautifully landscaped pool with hot tub. There is also a beach bar and two great restaurants, Caribbean Fish Market, serving lunch and dinner and Sangria's serving breakfast, and sandwiches and pizza for lunch and dinner. On site we have a tennis court, exercise room (fee), Health/Beauty/Massage Spa (fee) and water-sport rentals (fee). The water sport hut personnel can arrange boating excursions for you.

In the nearby town of Red Hook, you can take a ferry to St. John and the British Virgin Islands (passport required). The town has a dozen restaurants, a grocery store, gift and specialty shops, and a large marina. All of this is within a mile and a half of our condominium.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Rick & Susan Taylor (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
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Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
30 March, 2015

About Rick & Susan Taylor

Susan and Rick Taylor live in Wilmington DE, where they were born and raised. We also lived in Tulsa OK for 15 years. We have three married daughters and each of them gave us a grandchild in 2008, one in 2010, two more in July 2011 and one in January 2014.

Rick & Susan Taylor purchased this condo in 2005

Why Rick & Susan Taylor chose East End

We spent our 30th wedding anniversary with our family in St. Thomas and fell in love with the island. After visiting many other islands, we returned a year later looking for real estate. We stayed at the Elysian and realized the location on island, beach, facilities, and condos couldn't be beat. The rest is history.

What makes this condo unique

The property is very well maintain. On site there are two great restaurants, a beautiful uncrowded palm tree lined beach, a large swimming pool with hot tub and pool bar, a tennis court, an exercise facility (fee), a beauty/health/massage spa (fee), and a sports equipment rental hut.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Awesome vacation, great choice on this condo, worked out perfectly, and enjoyed the beautiful view. Nothing crowded on any of the islands.Learning to drive on the left was fun. The car ferry ride to St John was worth it. Snorkeled at two great places, Trunk Bay and Haulover Bay.Did the jet skis at Sapphire and Double Header fishing trip, caught yellowtail snapper, mackerel and Roberts Grill cooked it for us.Had a wonderful trip with Break Away to Virgin Gorda, Marina Cay, Diamond Reef, and Jost Van Dyke’s Soggy Dollar Bar.On our rainy day we got in some tennis, snorkeled at Sapphire, not good visibility but cloudy day and then drove the island to Magen’s Bay.Food was all good! East End upscale, Halian was good, Iggy’s all you can eat crab night was so good! Delicious! Visited Duffy’s afterward for drinks and dancing. Celebrated a birthday at Room With A View, nice place!! Senor Pizza was good for a casual night, no atmosphere but decent pizza.Enjoyed tennis!! and tennis channel. Our last day was spent snorkeling at Coki Beach and Karaoke at Iggy’s, too fun!Now back to reality – Ugh! Thanks for a great time!
Jul 2009
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Reviews

5
based on 35 holidaymaker reviews

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Spectacular Views at Elysian Beach Resort
average rating of 5.0 based on 63 reviews
5

Celebrating a 5oth birthday!

  • 5 of 5

Our second Cowpet Bay vrbo on St Thomas but this time around needed room for another couple. A great set up for 3 couples! All of us enjoyed our private balconies and bathrooms! We chose the "crows nest". Loved the island breeze at night upstairs! Clean and comfy! Any questions I had Rick responded promptly. Thanks again for making our stay on St. Thomas fantastic!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

St. Thomas base camp

  • 5 of 5

This condo and its location makes for a perfect base camp from which to explore both St. Thomas and St. John. Located a sufficient distance from the main port, Cowpet bay is peaceful and spectacular. You can travel to all the great spots on St. Thomas and avoid the congestion of the main port. Several of the island's top restaurants are only minutes away. Have no trepidation if you are considering this great condo for your first visit to St. Thomas through VRBO. You won't regret it.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Maryland
5

Another Perfect Stay

  • 5 of 5

There is a reason Richard and Susan's spot is now going 33/33 full five stars-- they make the experience absolutely terrific.

My family and I (4 kids, 16 to 8 years old) rented over the Thanksgiving holiday, and it was perfect. Richard and Susan have thought of everything to make the trip easy. Their condo is gorgeous, well appointed, and convenient. We've always stayed nearer to Charlotte Amalie and this was our first venture to the Red Hook area. We loved it; it is convenient to everything. However, do rent a car, and don't worry about the left hand driving-- everyone drives slow. Bring a GPS.

The other reviews have great restaurant tips, we agree with them all. They have an outside closet filled with beach stuff-- pool toys, snorkel gear, coolers, everything you'd need for the beach or pool. They have laid out brochures and pamphlets about restaurants in the area, their wifi code, and even a link to the pretty paintings on the condo's wall.

The resort is very nice, the pool is clean with a bar (great bar food). The view from the condo is amazing. We will be coming back to rent this specific condo.

Do not hesitate to rent from these folks. You will be glad you did.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Paradise St. Thomas-Elysian Resort at Rick/Susan's

  • 5 of 5

Driving In St. Thomas is somewhat of an "Experience" to say the least. There are no road signs, so be sure to print Richard's Directions from the Airport, which were perfect. When we arrived at the Guard House to the Condo, what a surprise. We were greeted by a very Friendly Security Guard that showed us right where to park for our Stay. Once we opened the door to the Condo, we were greeted with an incredible view, of Cowpet Bay, and an immaculate home away from home for the next 8 days. It is very obvious that Richard and Susan have done their best to think of everything you will need for an incredible vacation. All of the King Size beds were extremely comfortable, with super luxurious linens. Each Bedroom has a Balcony that opens up to amazing views of the Bay. All of the appliances are Top Quality, and well appointed as well. We were 5 Adults, and never felt like we were cramped at all. The Condo is 2 Stories, and each BR has ample space to move freely about. We enjoyed Red Hook, and took a Boat Trip to Tortola, Jost van Dyke, Virgin Gorda, and Cooper Island with Capt. Pogan(highly recommend looking him up). We dined in Red Hook at XO(food was good), then trekked to Thirteen and to the Old Stone Farmhouse(Amazing Food at both Restaurants)! Again, be sure your GPS is working well!! In Red Hook, a new Super Market has opened, Moe's Market. It has a Fresh Butcher Shop, with Prime USDA Beef. Their Produce and Fruit was awesome. Highly recommend Moe's!! We visited many of the beaches on St. Thomas and none of them will disappoint!!. St. John and Cinnamon Bay were great as well. The Pool at the Elysian Resort, is AWESOME, and with the Bay/Beach, there is really no need to go anywhere!! Elysian Staff is very friendly, accommodating and willing to go out of their way for their Guests. I know Rick and Susan are proud of their St. Thomas Home, and I would recommend either of their Properties. This was a Great Place to Vacation and we look forward to our next trip back. Thank you very much for sharing your home with our family,

  • Review Submitted: Jan 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Spectacular View!

  • 5 of 5

What a View! This beautiful condo was described perfectly by the owners. It was very clean and well kept. The two restaurants on the property, located right on the beach were perfect for either casual or fine dining.

We enjoyed the large pool and hot tub as well as the pool bar. Good snorkeling right off of the beach, along with kayaks and paddle boats.

We had a fantastic time and would highly recommend this condo to friends and family!

Billy Goodson

  • Review Submitted: Dec 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Grand Rapids, MI, USA
5

Best vacation ever!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 6 adults arrived ready to have fun. This place does not disappoint!!

The condo is gorgeous. It is decorated very well. No tacky hotel type stuff.The extra amenities provided, such as laundry soap, coolers, linens, great cookware, blow dryers, right down to chip clips, really made the stay wonderful. The condo is equipped like your own home, so you feel right at home. Any of the 4 balconies are a great place for morning coffee, or to watch the sunset. All of the info and tips the owners provider were very helpful. We really enjoyed reading the previous visitor comments in the guest book. It was helpful to have guidance on what restaurants to try, where to pick up groceries, when to get the ferry to St. Johns, and even what day trips are the best. We had lots of great food while on our trip to St. Thomas. We met lots of wonderful people. Everyone is friendly and helpful. The beach and pool at the condo are nice. The bartender at the pool bar was nice enough to pick up food from Sangria's twice for us so we didn't have to leave the pool area. Plus he makes a great painkiller. As good as the Soggy Dollar Bar painkillers.

Can't wait to go back!!! Thanks for everything

  • Review Submitted: Nov 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Location

Nearest Ferry
1.5 Miles
Red Hook
Car: recommended

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Parasailing, Health/Beauty Spa.

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Prices & Availability

From $346 Nightly

Prices for this holiday condo in East End, St. Thomas

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter
16 Dec 2014 - 30 Apr 2015
5 night minimum stay
$2,750
for 5 nights
From
$550
$3,850
 
 
Summer
1 May 2015 - 31 Aug 2015
5 night minimum stay
$2,200
for 5 nights
From
$440
$3,080
 
 
Discount
1 Sep 2015 - 15 Nov 2015
5 night minimum stay
$1,732
for 5 nights
From
$346
$2,420
 
 
Fall
16 Nov 2015 - 15 Dec 2015
5 night minimum stay
$2,200
for 5 nights
From
$440
$3,080
 
 
Winter
16 Dec 2015 - 30 Apr 2016
5 night minimum stay
$2,750
for 5 nights
From
$550
$3,850
 
 
Summer
1 May 2016 - 31 Aug 2016
5 night minimum stay
$2,200
for 5 nights
From
$440
$3,080
 
 
Discount
1 Sep 2016 - 15 Nov 2016
5 night minimum stay
$1,732
for 5 nights
From
$346
$2,420
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$1,732
for 5 nights
From
$346
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit $400
Tax Rate 10.0%
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in East End in St. Thomas

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • beach
  • Beach View
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , two sinks
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , two sinks
    Loft Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , one sink
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , one sink
  • Bathroom 1 & 2 have double sinks
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Shared Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Coffee Maker, Hair Dryers, Iron and Ironing Board, Ceiling Fans. All Paper and Soap Products provided by owner. Minimum Age Limit for Renters.

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