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Playa Linda - St. Thomas Oceanfront Studio Condo at Pool & Bolongo Beach, USVI

Family-friendly apartment with kitchen, near Bolongo Bay

  • Free WiFi

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St. Thomas, USVI, U.S. Virgin Islands
  • This property is nothing like the pictures. Be warned there is a security guard there at…

    Sep 4, 2021

  • Just rent it! Unit is exactly as described (which is not always the case!). Very clean,…

    May 22, 2019

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  • 4 guests
  • Studio
  • 2 beds
  • 1 bathroom
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Bathtub
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Onsite parking
  • Near the beach
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Hair dryer

What’s around

  • On the waterfront
  • Bolongo Bay - 1 min walk
  • Mangrove Lagoon - 35 min walk
  • Bluebeards Beach - 36 min walk
  • Frenchman's Bay - 2.4 mi / 3.9 km
  • Pacquereau Bay - 2.5 mi / 4 km

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1

1 Double Futon and 1 King Bed

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About this apartment

This is one of the very few OCEANFRONT STUDIO condos for vacation rental at Bolongo Beach, St. Thomas USVI. This NEWLY REMODELED SPACIOUS Studio condo with KING bed, Living/Dining furnishings, full Kitchen, A/C, 3 ceiling fans, TV with DVD player and HDMI, Wi-fi, full Bathroom with newly tiled shower and OCEANFRONT patio is located in prime Watergate Villa 16, which has 1st floor walk-out access to the BEACHSIDE POOL. Just freshly painted and remodeled for all new furniture, linens and other personalized amenities in winter 2018.

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!!! No US Passport Required to USVI. Our condos are located where you want to be! Centrally located on the south sunny shore of St Thomas, close to everything! Charlotte Amalie, Red Hook and other Beaches within a short 10-15 minutes. Arrange a taxi or rental car to get around.

EXQUISITE onsite oceanfront amenities, 2 restaurants, 2 pools, free parking, snorkeling or sunset catamaran sailing (Heavenly Days), Wi-Fi, personalized amenities of home + for guests who reserve with us, we provide detailed island activity & dining information in email and in condo to help you plan your worry-free vacation in the US Virgin Islands.

Our oceanfront location at Watergate Villas, Bolongo beach in St. Thomas is the ultimate vacation destination, with year-round 75+ degree temperatures, delightful island breezes, & excellent oceanfront views of Bolongo Bay and it's beautiful clear-blue water, coconut palm trees, tropical landscape and morning sunrises over the Caribbean sea.

This specific unit is PRIME OCEANFRONT!!!! Perfect for a couple or small family (1-4 persons). Walks out to pool and beach access!

For those of you who may want to dine-in and enjoy the spectacular views and privacy of your condo, there is a fully equipped kitchen with the appliances and cookware that you have at home, plus a furnished patio right off the kitchen and LR.

The close proximity of the condo to the pool and beach will appeal to guests. No need to pack and carry a cooler for the day. From the pool, you are close to your condo for cool refreshments; and at the pool is direct access to the beach and ocean. Location is everything when you are on your dream vacation, and villa 16 is best in the complex - NO trekking down a steep hill or sweating through a hot parking lot to get to the pool or beach access !!!! You are within only a few feet of the refreshing pool from this prime unit.

ACTIVITIES: St. Thomas offers a myriad of activities for all to enjoy. EVERYTHING FOR EVERYONE! For guests who reserve with us, we provide amenities such as cooler, portable chairs, beach towels so that you can be mobile to all the beaches, as well as detailed island activity & dining information/suggestions in email to help plan your vacation in the US Virgin Islands.

Snorkel the close to shore reef. Schedule a snorkeling boat charter or book onsite to go out on Heavenly Days catamaran at Bolongo.

ONSITE DINING: Not only can you cook your own meals, but there are 2 oceanfront restaurants are right on-property: Mims Seaside Bistro, and Iggies Oasis. Mim's Seaside Bistro, where you can enjoy all-you-can-eat shrimp (Thurs nights), Caribbean lobster surf and turf, right at the ocean's edge, as well as Iggie's Oasis at Bolongo hotel's swim-up pool bar (sip, dine, swim, sip, repeat - you do need to be dining or sipping to use this pool) - lots of

theme nights at Iggies Oasis - the temporary location until Iggies on the beach is rebuilt.

BEST LOCATION: Condominium is located centrally between Charlotte Amalie and Red Hook on the south sunny shore of St. Thomas. Charlotte Amalie, known as the Duty-Free shopping capitol of the Caribbean, is a short 10 minutes drive west, and Red Hook is only 8 minutes drive east, where guests can take a person or car ferry to enjoy beautiful St. John within short 20 minutes.

GETTING AROUND: A Rental car is recommended to experience the islands of St. Thomas and St. John most conveniently and economically. Taxis are also an option for getting around.

CLOSEBY U.S. & BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS: St. John , USVI is a must see & is just a short ferry ride via person or car ferry from Red Hook, St. Thomas (No US Passport needed). The British Virgin Islands (BVI's) are also within ferry distance or sailing/snorkeling excursion.

This could be your BEST vacation yet to support our island after the 2017 storms. We do have basic internet in the unit and a DVD player and HDMI for connecting your personal pre-loaded devices to the TV; noting that it's possible that cable TV, phone and high speed unlimited may not be restored by the time of your visit this Spring, but there are hot spots around and AT&T phones work well in St. Thomas for you to tether and mobile hotspot. We have basic Internet for email and some steaming of your subscriptions such as Netflix, Amazon prime, CBS, NBC, etc. We hope for cable and phone restoration by early summer but have already adjusted our rates based on this missing amenity.

COME STAY WITH US!: Let us help you make your dream vacation a reality! St. Thomas is the ultimate vacation destination. For guests who reserve with us, we've done all the research and provide loads of concierge island activity and dining information in email and in the condo to assist with your vacation planning. As some reservations book a year in advance, you will not want to delay planning that special 'no worries' vacation to St. Thomas.

MORE THAN 2 PERSONS??? We also manage several additional oceanfront condos at this same property published at VRBO/Homeaway, including an adjacent 2BR in villa 16 ( vrbo 35690); as well as the only 3BR condo (homeaway 298319) and several other 2BR condos (vrbo 622508, etc). We truly have the BEST selection and personal amenities at Bolongo beach and longest vacation condo rental track record at Watergate Villas, Bolongo, since 2003!!! We set the bar!

We sincerely invite you to make one of our oceanfront condos your Caribbean home away from home, and welcome you to contact us to learn more about planning a special vacation in tropical American paradise.

***For US Citizens, No Passport Is Required To US Virgin Islands -- Another great reason to vacation with us in St. Thomas, USVI ***

What’s around


  • On the waterfront
  • Bolongo Bay - 1 min walk
  • Mangrove Lagoon - 35 min walk
  • Bluebeards Beach - 36 min walk
  • Frenchman's Bay - 2.4 mi / 3.9 km
  • Pacquereau Bay - 2.5 mi / 4 km
  • Morningstar Beach - 2.7 mi / 4.4 km
  • Havensight Mall - 3.1 mi / 4.9 km
  • Yacht Haven Grande Marina - 3.3 mi / 5.4 km
  • Secret Harbour Beach - 4 mi / 6.5 km
  • St. Thomas Synagogue - 4.5 mi / 7.3 km

Getting around

  • Cyril E. King Airport (STT) - 11 min drive
  • St. Thomas (SPB-St. Thomas Seaplane Base) - 8 min drive
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St. Thomas, USVI, U.S. Virgin Islands

The manager

Island Time Properties (by owner)

Speaks: English

The apartment

Key facts

  • Apartment (600 sq ft)
  • Onsite parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Car recommended
  • Near the beach
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine


  • Studio - 1 king bed and 1 sleep sofa/futon
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Full bathroom - 1 shower and 1 toilet
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper


  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Stovetop
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Spices
  • Paper towels

Entertainment and recreation

  • Cable/satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Netflix
  • Streaming services
  • Books
  • Games
  • Boat on site
  • Kayak on site
  • Water sports equipment
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Whale-watching nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Cave exploring nearby
  • Jet skiing nearby
  • Marina nearby
  • Basketball nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby


  • Access to outdoor pool


  • Furnished patio

Other amenities

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Beach towels
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Beach loungers
  • Telephone

Things to know

House rules

  • Pets not allowed
  • Events/parties not allowed
  • No smoking
  • Max. guests: 4
  • Minimum check-in age: 24

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in after 4:00 PM
  • Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions. You will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking.

Fees & policies

Required at check-in

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 24

Travelling with others

  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pets not allowed


  • Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    Long-term renters welcome.

    Guests can rest easy knowing there's a deadbolt lock on site.

Also known as

  • Playa Linda Oceanfront Studio Condo Pool Bolongo Beach Usvi
  • Playa Linda Oceanfront Studio Pool Bolongo Beach Usvi
  • Playa Linda St. Thomas Oceanfront Studio Pool Bolongo Beach Usvi
  • Playa Linda Oceanfront Studio Pool Bolongo Beach Usvi
  • Playa Linda Oceanfront Studio Condo Pool Bolongo Beach Usvi
  • Playa Linda St. Thomas Oceanfront Studio Pool Bolongo Beach Usvi
  • Playa Linda Oceanfront Studio Condo Pool Bolongo Beach Usvi
  • Playa Linda St. Thomas Oceanfront Studio Pool Bolongo Beach Usvi
  • 7427


  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in starting at 4:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include The Smoking Rooster (3.1 mi), Molly Molone's (3.9 mi), and Duffy's Love Shack (4 mi).
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as boating. Additional recreation nearby includes basketball, birdwatching, and spelunking. Playa Linda - St. Thomas Oceanfront Studio Condo at Pool & Bolongo Beach, USVI also has an outdoor pool.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Quiet with great access to scuba shop

    We were very comfortable in this villa for a week on the island. Our primary objective was diving, so we really appreciated St. Thomas Diving Club next door. We did have a rental car to reach other locations, and the villa is conveniently halfway between Charlotte Amalie and Red Hook. If you don't want to cook or drive, there are two restaurants within walking distance. We actually sat on the patio and pretended we were at Mims. The restaurant noise was not as loud as we expected and they close about 9pm. Being steps from the pool, we were also surprised it was not noisy. The interior of the villa is lovely. The bathroom is newly redone and the shower works well. The furnishings are fresh and there is ample storage space. The owner has generously supplied folding chairs, umbrella, noodles, beach toys. The kitchen has most of what you need to cook and serve simple meals. Do be aware the stove and exhaust are old. It is true the wifi only works reliably on the patio. While it would have been nice to have access in the interior, we used a hot spot. The TV works fine (for the little we used it) and there is a DVD player. We found the owner to be very responsive, both before and during our stay. We look forward to staying again and renting other units from him as we bring more family and divers!

    Judith R., Other trip, Jun 14, 2021

    Verified Vrbo guest review

  • 8.0.Very good

    Great condo, average location

    Overall we loved our stay here! The unit itself was cute and clean and met our needs. The bed was very comfy and the bathroom was nice. My only complaint with the actual condo was that some of the dishes were dirty when we arrived. In terms of location, it’s pretty far from everything else on the island—grocery store, restaurants, other beaches, etc. I would recommend renting a car because we had planned on taking the open air hop-on-hop-off taxis for $2 or the bus, but those taxis and the bus system don’t go anywhere close to this complex, so we had to take regular taxis which were very expensive. And the beach at Bolongo Bay isn’t quite as spectacular compared to the rest of the beaches on the island. But I did love that this condo was right on the beach, and because this area is a little more secluded, the pool and beach weren’t crowded at all. To clear up some issues in the previous reviews...the blinds are fixed and didn’t give us any problems. There is a restaurant right outside the patio, and they do sing happy birthday sometimes, but it never bothered us. It maybe happened twice in our five nights there. (The restaurant is amazing btw!) The wifi was supposed to work in the kitchen but it only worked out on the patio. A little frustrating but we survived. The condo also has a few items in the closet that were really nice to have: pool chairs, a cooler, beach toys, beach towels, DVDs, etc.

    Ashtynne W., Other trip, May 14, 2021

    Verified Vrbo guest review

  • 8.0.Very good

    Vacation March 2019

    I have been going to St Thomas since the 1990's. I enjoyed this property and all it includes. Two walking restaurants, music and fun folks around. The unit was clean and ready to move into to enjoy my time on island. Close to many other places you will want to see while visiting. It was exactly what I expected and I truly enjoyed relaxing on and off the property. I highly recommend any of Mr and & Mrs's Browning's units.

    Rebecca H., Other trip, Apr 1, 2019

    Verified Vrbo guest review

  • 4.0.Fair

    Vacation June 2021

    My wife and I rented this condominium for six nights. The booking process was very easy, and the owners were always quick to respond. However, certain areas of this property are not as advertised in the listing pictures and description. The stairs to access the beach and beach itself are undergoing heavy construction with signs posted “DANGER –CONSTRUCTION ZONE DO NOT CROSS”. So be aware there is no direct beach access or beach to sit on. Listing pictures 4, 11, and 16 are not advertised adequately and should be updated or removed from the listing to reflect current conditions. The unit itself is nice. Newly renovated bathroom, updated furnishings, and great oceanfront views. However, the shower did have large clumps of hair on the window ledge, so it did not feel very clean when we arrived. The shower water pressure drops significantly if someone is using the kitchen or bathroom sink at the same time. The bed is lumpy, and it might be time for a new mattress. The glass sliding door to the patio is difficult to open and close, and it does not lock properly. You are required to use a wooden stick to lock it at the bottom of the door. If you are staying for three or more nights, do yourself a favor and pickup extra toilet paper (only one additional roll included). I can understand the weak sewer systems, but to set your expectations the toilet water is yellow and did not always flush properly. Do not drink the sink water. We tried renting Kayaks from the Bolongo Bay Beach resort and were told by staff we could not rent unless we were guest at the hotel, but again the description in the listing are misleading making it seem like you have access to these types of rentals. Mims seafood bistro is incredible. Food and drinks are great. We visited Mims almost every night for a beverage and appetizer. As mentioned in other reviews, it does get noisy with Birthday celebrations, etc. so if you are an early bird prepare yourself for noisy chatter until 10pm. The unit Igloo cooler was a nice inclusion, but the wheels are broken. The location of the property is in a central location, but if you are planning to explore the island, renting a car is necessary. Taxicab fairs get way to expensive and are not relatively available for the location. We recommend reserving a car prior to your arrival. Overall, our St. Thomas experience was amazing. Beautiful beaches, great hiking, and we never had a bad meal.

    Alexander F., Other trip, Jun 29, 2021

    Verified Vrbo guest review

  • 2.0.Poor

    Too many negatives to list

    We chose this unit because we wanted an oceanfront experience, however the vertical blinds were broken (in the closed position), the sliding screen door did not slide, and there was an outdoor restaurant blocking our view of the ocean. The restaurant was within a few yards and directly in front of our outdoor patio, and the patrons were loud. On average, we heard 5 very loud happy birthdays per night. Yes, we counted because it became so absurd! There was no response from the owners when we attempted to get help with the blinds. And to access this ground floor unit there are three sets of stairs and no elevator. The internet could not be accessed inside the unit. This is a unit where the picture was highly deceptive of the entire experience. We will not be returning!

    Kathy R., Other trip, Mar 31, 2020

    Verified Vrbo guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautiful condo

    Right on the beach with direct access to pool

    Sherry P., Other trip, Jan 15, 2020

    Verified Vrbo guest review

  • 8.0.Very good

    Caribbean getaway

    The view is beautiful! Mims restaurant is awesome! We had a fabulous time at Coki beach! The condo met all of of needs.

    Michelle B., Other trip, Feb 8, 2020

    Verified Vrbo guest review

  • 4.0.Fair

    7 night trip, May 4, 2021

    Verified Expedia guest review

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