My husband and I, and six close friends, spent two weeks at Casa B in March and truly felt we were in heaven. The house was so comfortable and the view was outstanding. After touring the island and looking at other houses, we felt Casa B had the best location and easiest access to anything we wanted to do or needed. Although it's on a rocky beach, it was perfect for spending the day in chairs at the water's edge. We could also walk to a great little sandy beach or just spend the day in the pool. The layout of the house was great for our large group and afforded all of us privacy when wanted. Our pre-trip contact with the owner was a great help in planning our trip and we will difinitely return to Casa-B in the future!!- cindy clements
Casa B is by far the greatest place to stay on the island. The house is large and airy with a lovely view of the bay. The common room is great for all to get together yet privacy is readily available. Where else can you walk out the door and into a beautiful bay with teriffic snorkeling (rays and turtles, too!)We snorkeled over to the Ritz Carlton and made good use of their tropical bar and restaurant. The house is close to the ferry, boat trips, grocery shopping and to other wonderful snorkeling spots. Truly it was a wonderful vacation and we will be back someday!.- Joan Scott
We have been home three weeks, and we are still reliving our moments of the wedding, St. Thomas and our stay at Casa Bougainvillea. Our daughter Meghann was married at the Marriott on Saturday, January 31st.
The Marriott was a short twenty minute drive from the Casa, but given the proximity of the Ritz we might have considered holding the wedding there had we known its location beforehand. With that said, it is hard to find fault with anything the fine folks at the Marriott provided. The ceremony took place on the south side overlooking the water, and everything went as planned. The grounds and setting were beautiful.
A lively cocktail and dinner reception followed on the north side deck. The food was excellent, and generous portions were served. The harbor and Charlotte Amalie offered a scenic backdrop for the occasion, and at least three or four cruise ships must have pulled out that evening. We had a spectacular sunset, too.
Super Bowl Sunday gave everyone a chance to unwind. We had a houseful - my wife and daughter, mother, two brothers, sister-in-law, and three nieces. We did not feel cramped, though. The place is great for couples or large groups. The two downstairs apartments eliminate lots of confusion.
I must say that even with all the day trips (St. John, St. Croix, Mahogany Run) that the best time spent was just loafing around Casa-B. The nights were even better. We enjoyed the garden gazebo as we looked out at the island lights. There we had some rum drinks and smoked some fine cigars. For added entertainment we brought out the boom box from one of the apartments and played some of our favorite CD’s, which we brought along. I still have Bob Marley reggae tunes dancing in my head.
We would like to return some day, and perhaps without the added expense of a wedding, we might get back sooner than we think. Great value. Lots of fun.
Marlborough, CT- Jerry Walsh
Stayed at Casa-B for 10 days, our first visit. It was absolutely wonderful, by far exceeding any pictures of the house/property that you can see on the website. House was very well kept, clean, comfortable and perfectly equipped. Great pool, foliage and the cookout cabana is a great touch as well. We are big snorkelers/divers, and the snorkeling outside the house was great - seeing spotted rays, turtles, angel fish and hundreds of other species.
Shopping/dining/bars within very close range, as are many activities. We did a lot of that, but was so comfortable at the house that we stayed there quite a lot as well. Definitely will do again in the future.- Mike_HAC19797
Now that we’re home from our son’s wedding and have had time to catch our breath, we wanted to let you know how fantastic our week was in St. Thomas. And staying at your Casa Bougainvillea made a wonderful week just perfect. We loved the beautiful view, spacious layout of the villa, the comfortable rooms, the super great room with plenty of seating for conversations, moonlight swims—and early morning workouts in the pool. Our teens also loved sunning on your new sandbox. Your new kitchen counters looked great. And we loved the Island artwork displayed around the villa.
Thanks for stocking the place with games—we had a multi-generation game of trivial pursuit that was a blast. This was probably one of the best weeks in our lives and we’ll always remember Casa Bougainvillea with a smile. Also having the high speed Internet access was so helpful. Everything was first rate.- Howard and Eileen Buckholtz
Now that we’re home from our son’s wedding and have had time to catch our breath, we wanted to let you know how fantastic our week was in St. Thomas. And staying at your Casa Bougainvillea made a wonderful week just perfect. We loved the beautiful view, spacious layout of the villa, the comfortable rooms, the super great room with plenty of seating for conversations, moonlight swims—and early morning workouts in the pool. Our teens also loved sunning on your new sandbox. Your new kitchen counters looked great. And we loved the Island artwork displayed around the villa.Thanks for stocking the place with games—we had a multi-generation game of trivial pursuit that was a blast. This was probably one of the best weeks in our lives and we’ll always remember Casa Bougainvillea with a smile. Also having the high speed Internet access was so helpful. Everything was first rate.- Howard and Eileen Buckholtz
My wife and I rented your villa for a family vacation in celebration of our 50th wedding anniversary and my retirement from Mohawk Industries. It was ideal for the three families and a total of 10 people. Each family had just the right amount of privacy and the children (grandchildren) shared rooms. The house is absolutely beautiful and we found nothing lacking. It is our hope that we may be able to return there someday.
Richard and Joyce Strawhorn- Richard &Joyce Strawhorn
My family and I spent our Thanksgiving week at Casa Bougainvillea and we had a wonderful vacation! The house was perfect. The views, gardens, indoor and outdoor space, and the relaxing settings were perfect for us. We each had our own “retreat” area if needed but could also spend time together enjoying one another’s company in the large family room and in the outdoor areas. The house was everything that it was advertised to be…and more…and we had everything that we needed! You’ve obviously done a lot to make the house a great place to stay and it is!! We hope to return soon to St. Thomas and would love to stay at Casa B again! Thank you!!! -Cheryl Michaels & Family-- Cheryl M.
Three generations of our family enjoyed a wonderful week at Casa B in January of this year (2008). It was everything we had hoped for to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. There was lots of room for our three families to spread out and not be under each other’s feet. The accommodations at Casa B are wonderful with several comfortable indoor seating areas, spacious well-stocked kitchen with lots of counter space, large comfy bedrooms & loads of outdoor sitting & dining areas. One of my favorite spots was the little gazebo area that housed the gas barbecue. The lovely inground pool was well-used and enjoyed by all. Everyone especially enjoyed the outdoor shower off the master bedroom. The beautifully kept gardens are like a nature preserve. Our 2-year old & 3-year old grandchildren loved chasing the various types of lizards , found frogs & hermit crabs and had so much fun with it all. Although our sons did snorkel right off the beach at Casa B, it is slightly dangerous due to the sea urchins. We all enjoyed having cocktails in the “Sandbox”, but did not swim at the beach there, because if is rocky (coral) and was not suitable for the little ones. The views, from the Sandbox are breathtaking. Each day we walked each down the road to use the beach at The Ritz Carlton or at beautiful Vessup Beach across the street from The Ritz. The snorkeling was great at Vessup Beach where we found huge starfish & other interesting fish. All in all, it was just a great time. We truly hope we will have the opportunity to return to Casa B again in the future.
Brick, New Jersey- Brick
We had a wonderful time at Casa-B. We loved the outdoor shower in the master. That was quite a surprise and very unique. The house was lovely.
The grounds were fantastic and I loved being so close to the water. Our whole family enjoyed the pool and the beach. Snorkeling was great and lots of fun.
If we ever have an opportunity to go and visit St. Thomas again, we would certainly think about Casa B.
Karen Munson, GRI e-Pro
East West Realty- HAC154218
Three generations of our family enjoyed a wonderful week at Casa B in January of this year (2008). It was everything we had hoped for to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. There was lots of room for our three families to spread out and not be under each other’s feet. The accommodations at Casa B are wonderful with several comfortable indoor seating areas, spacious well-stocked kitchen with lots of counter space, large comfy bedrooms & loads of outdoor sitting & dining areas. One of my favorite spots was the little gazebo area that housed the gas barbecue. The lovely inground pool was well-used and enjoyed by all. Everyone especially enjoyed the outdoor shower off the master bedroom. The beautifully kept gardens are like a nature preserve. Our 2-year old & 3-year old grandchildren loved chasing the various types of lizards , found frogs & hermit crabs and had so much fun with it all. Although our sons did snorkel right off the beach at Casa B, it is slightly dangerous due to the sea urchins. We all enjoyed having cocktails in the “Sandbox”, but did not swim at the beach there, because if is rocky (coral) and was not suitable for the little ones. The views, from the Sandbox are breathtaking. Each day we walked each down the road to use the beach at The Ritz Carlton or at beautiful Vessup Beach across the street from The Ritz. The snorkeling was great at Vessup Beach where we found huge starfish & other interesting fish. All in all, it was just a great time. We truly hope we will have the opportunity to return to Casa B again in the future. Carol DuffyBrick, New Jersey- Carol DuffyBrick
I would just like to tell you what a wonderful time we had at Casa Bougainvillea this summer. We usually vacation in Hawaii every year but with airlines going under and us losing our flights we decided to step out of our comfort zone and head east to St Thomas. We weren't disappointed with choosing St Thomas as our replacement destination. Casa-B was everything we had hoped for and more. The main house was great for the family and the downstairs suites were a great escape from the group when we needed it. We BBQ'd and went for an evening dip in the pool to finish the day. Caroline checked on us regulary to ensure our stay was perfect and to give us tips on things to do around the island. We snorkeled every day and visited at least a dozen snorkel spots on the island. We also took a ferry over to St John and did some snorkeling there. I've yet to find a better snorkel spot than right behind your house. The reef is a beautiful sanctuary for many reef fish and untouched coral. We even saw a stingray in a shallow tidepool about 50 yards down the beach. We had a great time. Thanks for making your place available to us.- HAC159620
My wife, Merideth, sent me and 7 of my friends to Casa B for my 40th birthday for some R&R and marlin fishing. We only caught one fish, but deffinetly got our share of R&R. Casa B is fantastic! The landscaping and out door areas are some of the best maintained I have seen at a private home. The 2 seperate suite downstairs are a great way to get away from the crowed but still be near by. The reef had a lot of beautiful fish and we even saw a small school of squid. I can't wait to share Casa B with my Family, I hope to get them to Casa B for our Summer vacation next year. Tell Caroline Thanks for helping us with the shopping and checking on us regularly.- Matt s.
You have a lovely villa that is well located. It is evident that you have taken a lot of care in furnishing the place to a high standard. It also served our needs for accomodating our extended family in one place. We had a great visit. Our family will be talking about this trip for a long time... Special thanks to Caroline, who not only met us at the airport, but gave a good orientation, assisted with solving problems, checked on us by telephone from time to time, and coordinated her cleaning visits with our schedule. All in all, it was a very smooth operation; these things do not happen by accident!
As you know, we rented two villas. Besides Casa Bougainvillea, we also rented another villa from your neighbors. Although Casa B was the cheaper of the two, we would have to say we got more value from Casa Bougainvillea. Just thought you should know...
Also, Jennifer Hall, the vacation concierge, was awesome!- Donald D.
We really enjoyed our stay at Casa B right before Christmas. This was our first trip to St. Thomas and we really enjoyed it and the surrounding islands. Casa B was fantastic. It is a true Caribbean beach house. We were a party of 6 and the house was roomy and comfortable enough so that we never felt cramped. The furnishings were comfortable and the kitchen was well supplied. The grounds were nicely maintained and the views were fabulous. Even the snorkeling right out back was as good as anywhere else we went. We really liked the sitting area at the beach. We will be coming back to St. Thomas and Casa B.- Anonymous
Larry, Our stay at Casa B was amazing! The house is well equipped and Caroline was so helpful. We cannot imagine staying in a better location on St. Thomas! The home provides a perfect combination of privacy and convenience. The reef in front of Casa B is incredible! We saw Lobsters, Squid, Sea Turtles and more beautiful tropical fish than we could count! Where else can you snorkle along an almost mile long reef with no one else around,get out of the water and walk over to the Ritz. The private beach in front of the house was a great place to have a glass of wine and watch the sun set. Red Hook is close so it is easy to go to St. John. We snorkeled there at Waterlemon Cay and while it was great the snorkeling in front of the house was equal or better! There are several good restaurants nearby - Lattitude 18 and Blue Moon were two that we enjoyed. We spent several nights just staying at Casa B, grilling out and enjoying the beautiful fountains, gardens and privacy of your home. Thank you so much. This was the best family vacation we have ever had and would definitely recommend Casa B!- Joanne R.
Just came back from vacation with my 3 married children and 3 grandchildren. We had a great time. Casa B was perfect for our needs with plenty of room, beautuful views and everything arranged for convinience of the family. It was great to have 2 separate appartments downstairs. We could put little kids to sleep and stay upstairs not worrying about waking them up. The garden is spectacular and romantic and the kids loved the pool. We were in a very nice area close to St. John's ferry, restaurants and grocerry stores. There is little rain on that part of the island, the weather was spectacular. Light wind makes the heat more comfortable.- Randie B.
Hi Larry! We are back. Your house is beautiful and romantic. We were very comfortable with the 2 young families (my son and daughter) staying downstairs and the rest of us upstairs. The house is very comfortable and big enough to spread our activities so we were not in each others way. The grounds are absolutely beautiful. It was hot last week but there was always a breeze so we could sit on the porch and have our meals there. We went to different beaches but mostly we stayed around and walked to Ritz Carlton beach. After the beauty of the island we came back to the gray and rainy world in Connecticut. We have to wait for Spring to come. Also I wanted to mention your house caretaker. She was very helpful and gave us a lot of useful information. Generally, especially for a family with small children the house was perfect. Thank you! I hope we will have a chance to do it again! Best regards, Monica- Monica B.
Just wanted to say thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us, my birthday was amazing ! For anyone with doubts about the house..DON'T...it is everything you see and more! Beautiful sunsets amazing landscapes, ocean just wonderful! Oh and the best house manager there is in Caroline..she was amazing, friendly, always ready to suggest good places to go and things to do. You only need your bathing suits and a shorts, the house has everything and more, truly one of the best places to stay in St Thomas. What wonderful memories we will have! Not only did we celebrate my birthday my daughter and my now future son in law got engaged !! Thank you again!!!- Carol and Mike
Our youngest daughter got married in St. Thomas on April 16, 2011 and our family went to Casa-B to holiday a week before the wedding. It could not have been a better choice. The location is wonderful, with easy access to beautiful beaches, groceries and restaurants. The house itself was perfect, well appointed, comfortable and easily accommodating 9 people including our young grandson.We felt totally at home in the house and enjoyed our meals looking out over the gorgeous Caribbean.The house allowed us to have our privacy as well as our time together. Larry made the entire rental experience easy and Caroline was a tremendous asset. She helped to get the house well stocked for our arrival, gave us "inside tips" and where to go and was able to answer our many questions easily and happily. Our experience at Casa-B was truly memorable and I know that we will want to return there in the near future. We cannot recommend this rental highly enough.
On a more specific note, the house is as shown in the pictures. There really were no surprises at all. The property was spotless for our arrival and was cleaned mid-week. We found Secret Harbour beach (which Caroline recommended to us) and wonderful place to spend the day. Grocery, meat and fish was plentiful nearby and the barbeque made each night a family gathering.
Thanks Larry and Caroline from all of us.- Anonymous
We had a wonderful time and truly enjoyed the property. It is very private.- donna
I was dreaming about our family vacation at Casa B last year, and a few years ago (2006) and just looked it up to view the pictures, when I noticed that there is no updated review. This place is amazing, truly a gem in St Thomas. Our family of 10 first visited there in 2006, and made great family memories as 3 family members had all been diagnosed with cancer just within a few months of each other. It was most definitely a memory making trip. Cancer was just a word, and did not slow any of us down. We had the best time of our lives together as a family ,my parents, my brother and I, and all of our children. We left all "bad" things behind at home in the States. Upon returning home, surgeries and treatments were resumed. But I can thankfully report that 8 years later, all are cancer free!!!! So..... last year, we decided to make the same trip to the same house (Casa B) with a new family member, our daughter-in-law. We all, being a little skeptical, wondered if it could be as great a trip as we had had in 2006. And we were looking forward to Laura experiencing our "special" place. Well, let me say, we should have had no doubt. More memories were created, more fun, family times! We all talk about going back again and our next trip there. Daddy will be 80 in a couple of years, and we must come back then, if not before! Casa B and St Thomas are everything the pictures show, and more! We have found our little piece of "heaven" on earth when we visit here. Owners are great! Caroline is fabulous! Our fridge and pantry were stocked when we arrived, at our request. We just sent the list ahead, and she obliged! She met us at the airport, and led us there, as if we had forgotten from the years before. And maybe we had! She is truly a jewel. Cannot wait to go back!!!!!- Lynne H.
Best Vacation EVER!!
Words can't express what a great week my friends and I had during our stay at Casa Bougainvillea on St. Thomas. It was the time of my life and that's saying a lot because luxury travel is my business.
Casa Bougainvillea is an immaculate, beautifully-decorated waterfront villa filled with vibrant artwork. It's tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Red Hook (on the East End of St. Thomas), yet close enough to be there within minutes. The five bedroom villa is large and spacious, it worked perfectly for our group. The pool is always sparkling clean and the landscaping is filled with tropical flowers and sculptures.
Everyone who stayed at the villa and our friends who visited us were blown away by the home and the surroundings, which combined with your amazing property manager, Caroline, made for the best holiday we could have hoped for. Caroline became an important part of our stay and extended family, she stocked the villa with groceries for us and worked tirelessly to ensure that we never wanted for anything.
The coral beach was fantastic, quiet, peaceful, gorgeous. We had such great times there letting all our worries drift away with a Painkiller (a favorite island drink) in hand.
Thank you so much to everyone at Casa Bougainvillea who made our vacation on St. Thomas so memorable and carefree. We cannot wait to visit again!
-Paul- Paul N.
From the moment my family and I arrived at he villa, we knew we were in paradise. From entering the beautiful gate, seeing the colorcul gardens with fountains and sculpters to the first walk down the path to the ocean, we knew this was going to be a great vacation. This house is very comfortable, bright and airy with a well equipped kitchen. The front porch, our favorite place to hangout, overlooks the ocean, gardens and pool. At night we would shut all the lights in the gardens and in the great room (of course with cocktails in hand) and star gaze, play games and laugh for hours. The property manager was so helpful with anything we needed. She arranged for a personal chef to make dinner for us and for massages around the pool. So wonderful and relaxing! The snorkling right off the beach is amazing, so many beautiful colorful fish,starfish, squid and coral. Sitting on the beach, sunning ourselves or watching the yachts or kayakers pass, to the catamarans dancing on the water, is all part of the paradise. The town of Red Hook is so close for shopping, dinners, or hanging out at "The Love Shack". The ferry to St. John is in Red Hook if you want to for a day trip or just a dinner. I will be doing my "ladies" trip this November and back to Casa B it is! Can't wait to return to paradise.- shelly e.
From the moment of arrival to this beautiful villa I felt all my stress leave me. The beautiful colors, gardens, pool accommodations and comfort was amazing. The relaxing atmosphere and the comforts of home all at your fingertips are just perfect. There is snorkeling right off the private little beach on the property and equipment you can use as well. The location has easy access to great restaurants and bars if you want. It's clean and bright. What more can one say about this beautiful villa. I will be back!- Deena C.
Without a doubt a fantastic holiday in a great villa with all the luxuries of home. Location wise was excellent for the snorkeling just in front of the villa - saw many fish, turtles and even a nurse shark. Short walk to sandy beaches. Also a good kick off spot for St. John. Villa is a few kilometers from the shops and some distance from town (this was a positive). Also dealing with the owner and his staff in St. Thomas could not have been better. Overall, good value for money and we would go back without question.- HAC106933
A beautiful home, clean and spacious. Great room and kitchen area perfect for family and friends to be together while separate living areas offer plenty of privacy. Pool deck, gazebo and beach offer perfectly relaxing and comfortable vacation time. Close to restaurants and shopping, too. Loved it and will be back- Wendy C.
My wife, son, daughter-in-law, grandson and I spent 10 days at Casa B. The property is located on a secluded point away from downtown, but close to Red Hook, a small town with everything you need including many great swimming and snorkeling beaches. We went to a different beach every day then came back to the house in the afternoons for pool swimming and lounging around. The house is large and spacious with all amenities. I particularly liked the outdoor shower. We were met at the property when we arrived and the owner's representative gave us a tour of the house and told us about Red Hook and where to go for groceries, dining, snorkeling, etc. There were magazines and other information in the house that described the beaches and other islands. The house and lot were clean and well kept. We really enjoyed that the house is secluded and the background noise was the ocean waves hitting the coral beach. We cooked out several nights and spent evenings and nighttime sitting on the upper deck visiting and listening to the ocean surf. We took a day trip to St. John's, the ferries leave from Red Hook, that was very convenient. Overall we had an excellent vacation and staying at Casa B helped make it that way!- Thomas S.
Our family stayed at Casa-B in July for a week to celebrate my wife's birthday. Reservation was easy, and the owner was very accommodating. The owner had staff to greet us when we arrived, and showed us around - very impressive! The villa was neat and clean and had all the amenities you would need to prepare meals. The pool was a plus, and the flower gardens and landscaping was relaxing to walk through. The private beach was a favorite for us, as some of the best snorkeling is within steps from the villa. Very beautiful and relaxing place to stay, close to the grocery, restaurant's, and market. We will definitely go back again!- Chad C.
The Casa is a great spot to get away and enjoy the tranquility of the islands. St Thomas is realtively urban in feel but the Casa Bouganvilla is secluded enough to make it feel like you are all alone!- Geoff E.
Visited for only a few nights but what a place. Location is right on the water and close to Red Hook for groceries and bars. Nicely furnished for an island paradise. Just as described and the staff was accommodating. Gardens are magnificent considering they just had 2 hurricanes. Could not have asked for more but i am sure they would have delivered. Having more than one kitchen was awesome and the different areas to sit in the gardens made for nice separation. Certainly a return trip is in our future.- Larry H.