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.
WiFi, 21-inch Propane grill, Beach chairs, Beach cooler, Iron & Ironing board.