Ocean Kaleidoscope is much like the name implies. It has a kaleidoscope of island colors and furnishings designed to make you feel like you're part of an island family right from the start. You will be situated in an area that is convenient to any type of water sports you might want to try, to an endless variety of shopping, and enough food choices to make you fear the scale for months after you return home. This small island villa has all of the amenities many of its larger cousins have. The view from the covered terrace is excellent and you can enjoy the famous island sunsets from the comfort of your hot tub, the dip pool, or the outdoor dining area. The choice is yours.
Enjoy the affordability, comfort, convenience, and independence of Ocean Kaleidoscope! Located in St. Thomas' eastern tip, sitting among sloping hillsides, the 180-degree view from this home is terrific, as green islands rise out of the sea.
Ocean Kaleidoscope is a three-level home built into the side of the hill. The owners live on the top level (separate entrance), the middle level can accommodate a family of 4, and the lower level is the 1 bedroom unit (2 persons only). It's more like a condo unit-an affordable accommodation with the great views of anywhere on the island.
Adorned in Caribbean colors, rattan furnishings, and handcrafted accessories, guests will value the layout of the main unit, the ambiance of the adjoining garden efficiency, and amenities that provide all the comforts of home.
The main unit at Ocean Kaleidoscope has a king bed in the bedroom and a queen pullout in the living room-great for a couple and two children. The lower level unit (Garden Cottage) has 1 bedroom with a queen-size bed, just right for another couple.
A 600-square-foot lounge deck, complete with Hawaiian hardwood furniture for 6-person dining, is a wonderful touch to this property.
Overlooking Pillsbury Sound, St. John, the British Virgin Islands, and many uninhabited islands and cays, beaches, island cuisine, marine adventure, island hopping, challenging golf links, and shopping bonanzas are a stone's throw away.
This ideal location is within 5 to 15 minutes of a smorgasbord of vacation activities. Guests can indulge in sport fishing, scuba, parasailing, sailing, diving, wind surfing, jet skiing, power boating, tennis, golf, nature trails, and botanical gardens. Worldly dining and luxury goods for every taste bud and budget are within grasp.
There are several grocery stores within 5-10 minutes of Ocean Kaleidoscope. Marina Market in Red Hook is the closest. It is highly recommended for its outstanding selection of meats and sea foods. Plaza Extra in Tutu Park Mall is the largest with incredible variety and its own deli and bakery.
Several of St. Thomas' most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean and the world are within 3-15 minutes driving distance. Ocean Kaleidoscope overlooks Sapphire Beach with its palm trees, white sands, and eastern trade winds, ideal for parasailing and windsurfing. Walking in general is discouraged on St. Thomas' out of town roads because of their infrequent sidewalks, tree grown shoulders, and hidden corners. Coki Point Beach (7 minutes) is renowned for its snorkeling, scuba and fish-feeding activities. Magens Bay Beach (15 minutes) is the gem of St. Thomas, rated one of the Top 10 Most Beautiful Beaches by National Geographic and The Travel Channel. It has a 1-mile long, crescent-shaped, soft white sand shoreline, sheltered by looming evergreen mountains overlooking a smooth bay. It is complete with beach concession, bar, gift shop, bathroom facilities, and picnic sheds. As a member of the V.I. Parks and Recreation System, fitness and book lovers alike will enjoy this beach. Remember... ALL St. Thomas beaches are open to the public. With the exception of Magens Bay and Smith Bay, which charge a nominal entrance fee, they are all FREE for your use. Chaise lounge rentals, lunch, refreshments and local arts are available at many beaches. There are MANY other beaches to discover and explore.
Rental Notes: The Main Level Only rate is specifically designed for groups of 4 including children under 12. The lower level (Cottage) is separate from the main level, and it is strongly recommended that minor children remain under adult supervision in the Main Level.
2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms Lower Unit: 1 Queen, Air Conditioning, Garden Cottage Bedroom 2: 1 King, Air Conditioning, Main Floor
Other Sleeping Arrangements Main Floor: 1 Queen Sofa Bed, Air Conditioning Bathroom 1: Full Bath Bathroom 2: Full Bath
13' x 8' x 4' deep, a 5-person Hot Springs hot tub.
A/C throughout villa
BBQ Outside (Gas)
Formal Dining Room
Water Sports Nearby
Staff Total: 2
Smith Bay Beach (aka Lindquist Beach) which is also now a part of the VI Park System and charges a small fee. Smith Bay Beach is the most "virgin" of the beaches and is only 2 minutes away.
5 - 10 minutes by car
5 - 7 minutes by car
If guests have rented a car, an escort will meet guests at the airport outside baggage claim with a sign bearing the guests name. The charge to escort guests to the villa is $90. For no charge, directions to a meeting place will be provided (30 minute drive from airport) and there guests will be met and escorted to villa. Private transportation from airport for guests not renting a car is billed at minimum $60 (up to 4 guests or $15/per person over 4 guests, all luggage included). Taking a cab is not recommended due to the additional stops that are made which make it difficult to determine actual arrival time at meeting place. Departure transfers not included.
dining room seats 4
Mid-week maid service for reservations of 7 days or more; Additional maid service can be arranged for a fee.
We had a great stay - it was perfect for a family!
Ocean Kaleidoscope, St. Thomas, USVI reviewVisited: June 2013
Posted by kbachmann
Our family (including four young adult sons) stayed at the Ocean Kaleidoscope for three days prior to our week at a St. Thomas resort. This was a great property for relaxing and enjoying the Caribbean breezes and beautiful views. We also visited the many island amenities.
This lovely property offered our family a great way to enjoy a nice vacation away from the bustle of a busy resort. Cooking was available indoor and out; there was a hot tub for relaxing; and we enjoyed a dipping pool to chill in after a hot day on the beach. Also, it was within close proximity to Sapphire Beach.
We ate outside nightly, enjoying the gentle breeze and large table. From the grilling and baking cookies in the oven to enjoying some great liquid beverages daily, it was a wonderful stay.
The accommodation had just the right amount of décor and items to make our stay enjoyable - including books and games.
We highly recommend this villa for a family or couple on vacation. You will need a rental car, while the beach is not far, it is a treacherous and tough walk down and you won't want to walk back up!
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