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Are there any condos or villas that are right on the beach?

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Are there any condos or villas that are right on the beach?

It seems that only Caneel Bay and the Westin are on the beach. We would prefer a condo or small villa, but we want to be right on a sandy beach. Any suggestions?

Thanks,

Jen

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1. Re: Are there any condos or villas that are right on the beach?

The simple answer is No. The island is 2/3rds National Park so the beaches are protected from development. STJ is not your typical beach destination with lodging on a long stretch of beach.

The typical STJ visitor rents a villa and a jeep and explores the many beaches of the National Park.

The complicated answer is that there are a few and in most cases, they carry a very big pricetag.

What is your budget and when are you traveling?

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2. Re: Are there any condos or villas that are right on the beach?

we are traveling in April, and our budget is around $5,000 for a week of lodging.

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3. Re: Are there any condos or villas that are right on the beach?

http://www.gibneybeachvillas.com/

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4. Re: Are there any condos or villas that are right on the beach?

Be careful, the closer to the beach you are at sundown, the more likelyhood of bug bites (no see-ums).

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5. Re: Are there any condos or villas that are right on the beach?

Careful the clsoer to the beach you get at sundown the more likely you will get bug bites - no see-ums! Some people dont get bit at all; others lookilike chicken pox!!!!

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6. Re: Are there any condos or villas that are right on the beach?

Try this:

http://cateredto.com/VillaPage/TRK

Close to Gibney and seems pleasant enuf.

I haven't checked the April availability, but I do know that this one goes quickly.

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7. Re: Are there any condos or villas that are right on the beach?

There are villas on the beach, but not necessarily white sand beaches on the North Shore. Gibney and Peter Bay are the exceptions. Here is one on the beach in Dever's Bay - which is part sand and part pebble, but a very cool spot nonetheless and it is litereally on the beach if that is what you are looking for:

http://www.vidademar.com

There is also Sunset Beach, which is right next door, but I don't have a link to that one handy. I think it is managed by CateredTo property management company.

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8. Re: Are there any condos or villas that are right on the beach?

Jen,

you didn't say how many to sleep, but I have a couple saved on my bookmarks.

http://www.vrbo.com/227015

http://www.odessa-stjohn.com/index.htm

www.stjohnhouserentals.com/The-Love-Shack.htm

But no, not much on the beaches. So much land is in the NPS to keep them protected, which is a good thing. Good luck, and enjoy!

Rusty

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