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Our location on Bolongo Beach, St. Thomas is showcased as one of the top Caribbean destinations in Caribbean Travel & Life, Islands, and HGTV House Hunters International, and is a delightful retreat for our valued guests, many of whom make  happy returns year after year.  

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July 2009
4th time is a charm and we keep coming back!

Dear Scott and Leah,
This is our 4th trip to your condos in St. Thomas to celebrate our anniversary.  Each time we’ve stayed at one of your units, and after meeting and visiting with other nearby guests, I must say your units and you two have a very good reputation.  Each year we bring more and more friends and family with us – you may have to buy another unit.  We just love it here!

Thanks again for a wonderful stay,
The Wielands

June 2009
Dear Scott and Leah,
We had an amazing honeymoon in St. Thomas – Thanks to you and the advice of all those who have stayed at your wonderful condo before us.  Thank you for all the information you provided via your email and the binder in the condo.  It was extremely helpful. 

After driving all over the island, we can safely say your condo in Bolongo Bay was the best place we could have stayed.  We couldn’t have dreamed of something better!  From breakfast on the patio or out by the pool to the Carnival at Iggie’s, to dinner at Mim’s, to watching the sunset over the hill – we love this property – And the prime location between Red Hook and Charlotte Amalie was great too.    We’ll miss the ocean, the views, the food, the beaches and hopefully will return soon.

With gratitude,
The Montillos

May/June 2008
Scott and Leah-

We really enjoyed the condo!  What a great location.  The condo was perfect and was such a special spot for our honeymoon.  So perfect with both the pool and the beach within arm’s length.  A bonus being close to restaurants also.  A major bonus to a wonderful island.

Thanks again,
The Seymours

May 2008
Dear Scott and Leah

What a perfect vacation spot!  The condo is absolutely wonderful.  It is evident that you guys take great care in making your guest feel right at home!  We are having a great time and don’t want to leave.

The Wileys

March 2008
What a beautiful place you have here!!!

The rest of our group stayed at the Marriott Frenchmans Reef and came over here one night during our stay and were all jealous – they wished they had stayed here!

We did a lot of sightseeing.  Magens Bay, St. John, etc…It was my birthday and went shopping!!! :o)    You have a great place here and we plan to be back.

Thank you, Scott and Leah!
Dick and Lori

Winter 2008
Dear Leah and Scott,

We were here for a wedding that took place right here on the beach; it was wonderful with a great party to follow. Bolongo does a great job.

We enjoyed a day of sailing on the Heavenly Days catamaran and we toured around St. John (a must). 

Thank you for your hospitality – you have a great condo with a great view!
Dean and Daniela

January 2008
Dear Leah and Scott

Just as last year, we had a wonderful vacation and truly appreciate the condo.  Our friends came with us this year and stayed in another of your units here – They’ll be back; just as we will be.

Thanks for making it all easy!!!
The Pfaffenbachs
New York

December 2007 - Christmas
Dear Leah and Scott

Thank you for being such good hosts – the condo head everything we needed for a great stay.  We really appreciated the added touches – Christmas tree included!  :o)

Your information binder was great – it really helped us plan our days and the guest book gaves us some valuable insights also.

We visited all of the St. Thomas beaches, ventured to St. John and the BVIs (on Stormy Petral).  Tough to beat Mim’s and the Lobster Grille, right here onsite for great food and location.  We also enjoyed Yacht Haven (new in Havesight), and Robert’s. 

We rented a car and enjoyed exploring the islands.   

Thanks again and all the best for 2008,
Kate from Toronto

August 2007
Leah and Scott

Thank you for providing us such a wonderful place to stay.  We loved the view.  This was our 1st trip to USVI and loved it!  All of your info ya’ll provided was a great help.  We took the ferry to St. John – Loved it!  Hawksnest was great.  We went to Magens Bay and it was very pretty (go when no cruise ships are in).  We ate at Mims – our best meal – well worth it.  We also ate at Green House, Iggies, Duffy’s Love Shack, Iggies, Shipwreck.  We had a great vacation and plan to return. 

Thank you for all your help in making our vacation a pleasure.
Robert and Cathy
North Carolina

February 2007
Again, wonderful spot!  The condo is full of supplies; the weather was great.

This spot has it all!  Again, Leah and Scott, thanks for your special island home; it was nice to meet you.  Be back next year; same time; same place!

The Goodridges

January 2007

Wonderful to be back.  Perfect weather – Perfect beach – Perfect condo – Perfect vacation!  

Looking forward to being here again –Soon!

The Pfaffenbachs
New York

July 2006
Leah and Scott – Thank you for all your hospitality.  Your really know how to please your guests.

This is our 2nd year and we would like to make this a yearly tradition. We stayed in the 2BR last year with family and found the studio just perfect this time for the 2 of us.   We visited all of your recommended beaches and ventured out a little more this trip. There is so much to see and do.  I know that we’ll keep coming back.

Thanks again!
The Wielands

May 2006
Scott and Leah,

I am so glad I found your place.  Very convenient to everything and love the view from the room.  We love Iggies and The Beach House next door – great food.   

Anyone who stays in the islands must book a trip on Stormy Petral to the BVIs.  What a fun adventurous trip and worth every penny to see the Baths in Virgin Gorda. 

Thanks for all the trip advice and “Things to Do” book.  The information was so handy and helpful in our planning.  Thanks again, we’d love to stay here again!

Lisa and Justin

March 2006
Postcard Vacation!

We’ve never had such a great vacation in such a beautiful location.  Just looking out the door is a postcard.

After shopping, visiting St. John and all the spectacular beaches, we really enjoyed our quiet time here at the pool and on the patio. 

We’re really glad we found you and will definitely be back.

The Chambers

March 2006
A wonderful return Anniversary!

Our second visit to your condo was just as perfect as our first time.  You’ve even added more to the condo since last stay.  It was a pleasure meeting you as well.  We had our anniversary dinner at the Beach House – one of our favorites, and added two more favorites to our list – Mafolie and Roberts – both are 5 stars with us – the drinks and meals were mouth watering! 

See you next year.
The Roths

Spring 2006
Hi Scott and Leah,  
Wonderful Condo: We wanted you both to know how much we enjoyed your wonderful condo. It made us feel like a home away to home. The info you provided before arrival and the info book in the condo was so helpful. The condo has everything you need for a wonderful vacation. It is so nicely decorated and clean. We enjoyed taking the car ferry to St. John and going to Virgin Gorda to the Baths. Renting the car was a must. Pardise Point tram was fun and watching the sun set and city lights come on was so beautiful. The sun rise from you condo was breath taking!  Thank you for allowing us to stay at your condo. I am sure we will return. It was also so nice to meet both of you.  
Again thanks for helping us enjoy St. Thomas.
Joe, Vicky and Andrew
Champaign, Il 
Winter 2006
 Hi Scott and Leah,
We want to thank you for an amazing vacation!
Your condo was lovely - we really liked all the little decorator touches. Where do you find all the palm tree items? We've stayed in many condos in many locations, but this was definitely one of the best. The view was superb - we have at least 50 photos of the view from our balcony, with gorgeous palm trees, sand and ocean. The location can't be beat - right on the beach, with pool, restaurants, water sport rentals and snorkeling right there! We really appreciated the chairs, cooler, etc. They made our beach days a real pleasure.

All your advice on restaurants and beaches was very helpful too. We took the ferry to St John on one of our last days, and loved it there. We wished we had gone earlier, because we would have gone back again if there was time.

It was great to meet you. We hope you know how incredibly blessed you are to have such a place. We are dreaming of retiring to a similar location. I'd better go buy another lottery ticket!

Thanks for everything
Julie, Al, Miranda and Becky

February 2006
Lovely spot!  We love your Studio. Very well equipt!  Beautiful view!  Enjoyed sunset view over the hill, watching the cruise ships take off.  Will recommend to all! And we'll be back next year! 

The Goodridges

Christmas 2005

**** 5 stars

A Wonderful Christmas! We spent a week at Scott and Leah's condo with another couple at Christmas. The condo was everything they said it would be and was convenient to everything. We enjoyed the beautiful sunrise with coffee on the deck each morning and the sound of the ocean. The condo was very comfortable and had everything we needed for a wonderful vacation. The beach chairs and cooler made beach hopping very easy.

This was our third trip to the island and our first in a condo, this was the best trip. We were so glad that we were able to find Scott and Leah; they have everything down pat and shared it all with us.

We will definitely stay with them again.


Thank you!

The Cataldos and Deans, Los Angeles CA


December 2005  Indiana guests

***** 5 stars

Absolutely Wonderful Stay at Watergate Villas! A wonderful vacation in St. Thomas at Watergate Villas! The Browning's rent their personal condo and have the best condo location you'll find with the added plus of dining and activity suggestions before you go, and every comfort in the condo - They really think of everything! Visiting St. John was one of our favorite days. We also took Stormy Petral to British Virgin Islands for a day of exploring the Baths and snorkeling. Close to everything. This is the place to stay!



October 2005

***** 5 stars

Loved Leah and Scott’s Condo! We had a great time for a week at the condo. The condo is located midway between Charlotte Amalie and Red Hook on the beach, so you can quickly get to the best shopping and restaurants on St. Thomas. There is also a very nice restaurant about 50 feet from the condo and the pool is even closer. I think this condo was one of the best equipped that I have ever stayed in, and very nicely furnished and decorated. We look forward to doing it again next year!

The Murphys, Maryland


August 2005

Leah and Scott,

We just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our visit to St.Thomas.  Your condo was perfect for our family.  The location was great.  We did and saw so much, yet didn't want to leave.  The new paint job on the condos looks great!  Hopefully we will get back for another visit one day.

Thanks again,

The Swansons


July 2005

Scott & Leah:

We're back !! - Thank you so much for allowing us to enjoy a little piece of your paradise.  It was the most beautiful place we've ever seen and we had a wonderful time. 

Thanks again sooooo much

The Lowery Family


July 2005

Hi Leah and Scott,

Our vacation was very enjoyable and relaxing. The scenery was beautiful.

Your condo was very accommodating and we felt we were at home. The pool was nice and convenient and walking the beach was great. The mobile chairs worked out great while going to the beaches.


Thanks so much,

Angie and Ken


July 2005

***** 5 stars

Watergate Villas have the comfort of home with the view! After visiting the Caribbean for the first time on a cruise over Christmas, 2004, my husband and I fell in love with Caribbean beaches, weather and music. So we decided to have our summer vacation be on St. Thomas. We found The Watergate Villas on the internet and the owners, Scott and Leah Browning were very helpful with our arrangements. We came in at night and Scott's excellent directions got us to the Watergate Villas very easily. The reminders to drive on the left were also helpful, and the driving was actually easy and fun. No one drives more than 35 mph. The accomodations were very comfortable, and our morning coffee on the balcony was perfect. A person would not need to leave the area as Bolongo Bay was at our feet, and there is volleyball, basketball, swimming (pool and ocean), dancing on Caribbean night, music, food and drink. But check out many of the beautiful beaches for swimming and snorkeling. The water is delightful. We brought our own rafts and floated for hours each day on a different beach. There are many sail boats to take you to St. John and beyond for relaxing day trips. We sailed on the Winifred and there were only 5 of us and Sharon, the Captain and one crew member. He jumped ship and snorkeled with us and we saw lobster, sting ray, cucumber fish and even "Dori". The accommodations at the condo had everything you need including beach towels, chairs, and most of all the view. Buy food basics and water at K-Mart for the best prices. Check out the fruit stands for mangoes. They are the best! We brought one small suitcase of non-perishable food and our own coffee. All the comforts of home. We can't wait to go back! Don't hesitate to email or call the Brownings at the Watergate Villas, as they can be very helpful in your total planning. Enjoy!

The Wielands, Iowa


July 2005

***** 5 stars

Best of the USVI !!! We discovered Scott and Leah Browning and their St. Thomas Watergate Oceanfront Condo on Bolongo Beach through VRBO (Vacation Rentals by Owners). From the first email to the Brownings to the last they were the best folks we've ever dealt with!!! They think of EVERYTHING, for example, hints of where to shop, eat, and dive, and even gave great directions from the airport  to get to their condo! How they describe the condo is exactly accurate and actually it was even better! The bay that the condo is on is nice and breezy and has a beautiful view of the ocean (not other hotels!) My husband could walk to the dive shop. And Iggies Beach bar, only steps away, was family friendly and also perfect for our 20-something sons. We'll certainly be back to St. Thomas and we will definitely stay with the Brownings!

The Engelthaler’s, Texas


June 2005

Leah and Scott,

 I wanted to let you know that your condo was an absolute joy to stay in.  It was extremely well equipped and clean.  Both are much appreciated.  We also enjoyed the helpful hints of things to do and places to eat.  That was the first time we have had that and we have been coming to the Carribean for 20 years now.  Again, thank you for the delightful place to stay and enjoy the cool breeze and the sound of the surf.

The Cheeks

June 2005
We enjoyed our stay here very much!  Since this is our 4th week in the islands (2 weeks in St. John, and a week on a sailboat in the BVIs), we had just planned to relax, but instead we had a great time and visited many of your suggested sites. 

All 3 restaurants here were exellent.  We also liked dining in Frenchtown, Hook Line and Sinker, etc and also The Greenhouse in town. 

Your condo is delightful and so well equipped. It was so nice to find a cooler, chairs, iron, shampoo, etc.  ----  you’ve thought of everything!  Loved the view and the sound of th waves! 

Thanks so much,
The Wells


May 2005

***** 5 stars (Return Guest for 2006)

Great Vacation on the beach at Bolongo at Watergate Villas! For five glorious days my husband and I stayed at the Watergate Villa owned by Scott and Leah Browning. The beautiful 2 bedroom condo was newly re-done and right on the beach. The view from the deck was spectacular and much time was enjoyed just taking in the sight of sea and sand. My sister chose to have her wedding on the beach (she rented one of Scott and Leah's studio units and found it charming and comfortable also) and if anyone wants to have a destination wedding, this is the place to go. The people at Bolongo Bay Beach Club (right next to Watergate Villas) were fabulous in their arrangements for this big event.
For several days after the wedding, we took advantage of the wonderful suggestions that Scott and Leah gave us as to what to see and do on the beautiful island of St. Thomas. I have never seen so complete a guide to the beaches, restaurants, ferry timetables, cost of doing fun things etc. on St. Thomas and on the nearby islands. When I look back on the vacation, I will say there was nothing that the Brownings forgot to provide for us; whether it was amenities in the condo or information to help make our stay the best ever. WE WILL RETURN!

The Mathias and Roth’s, Massachusetts


May 2005

Hi Scott and Leah,

 Just a short note to let you know how wonderful our stay in St. Thomas was.  Palm Breeze was perfect for the two of us and we look forward to returning in the not to distant future. Thanks again for all the information you provided us with prior to our arriving in St. Thomas, it proved very useful and we enjoyed many of the recommended day trips.   

 Thanks again,

 Karen and Wayne


March 2005

***** 5 stars  (Return guest for 2006)

A little heaven on Earth! My wife, daughter, her friend and I had a marvelous time at this location. There is so much to see and do that we are making plans for 2006, this time without the kids! St. Thomas is such a beautiful island and the accommodations at this location were more than we would have expected. The owners were so easy to work with and they were so helpful with all of the information given to us to use as a resource for navigating the island. Again, thank you for the use of your condo and we hope to be back soon!

The Hawkins, Indiana


April 2005
Just sitting here on the patio soaking in the last few minutes of our stay – And of your beautiful, peaceful view.  We’ve been so happy with our choice to stay here – the condo – the location – the setting – WONDERFUL!!!

Thank you, too, for all the great ‘travel agent’ info you personally provided and had available from other in the condos – Great Stuff! 

We enjoyed all of the dining and also the quality shopping on island.    We’ll definitely be back!  Gotta finish packing now – headed back to cold Michigan.

It was GREAT!
The Conleys

March 2005
Dear Scott and Leah,

Your condo is beautiful!!!  The thing that impressed me the most (beside the obvious wonderful view!) is the cleanliness and the time you spend on the details of everything.  You’ve thought of everything!

We went to St. John a couple of days and loved being able to eat breakfast here and pack lunch for the day.  

Thank for you recommending the ‘all-u-can-eat’ shrimp night at Mim’s.  It was incredible! 

We really enjoyed our vacation and hope to come back next year.

Best Regards,
The Tarrants


March 2005
Wonderful wedding/honeymoon vacation!

Thank you Scott and Leah!

Vinny and I found your beautiful condo the perfect place for our wedding and honeymoon.  Everything you have done in your condo makes your guests feel comfortable and very welcome.  We thank you again for the special ‘surprise’ we found to celebrate our event. 

The Bolongo Bay Beach Club resort was a “10” as far as planning our wedding and dinner.  We enjoyed all the restaurants here.   We did a little of everything – rented a boat through Pocket Yachts, went over to Tortola to swim with the dolphins at Prospect Reef. 

We enjoyed having my sister and her husband closeby in your 2BR.  Very convenient.  It was wonderful that they could join us.

We plan to return to St. Thomas next year and hopefully will spend our time here at your lovely place. 

The Roths

February 2005 –  Atlanta Guests

***** 5 stars

Lovely Accommodations on Bolongo Bay! We enjoyed a lovely week at the Watergate Villas (rented from Scott and Leah Browning) in February, 2005. The condo had just about everything we needed on hand and the visitors information provided by the owners covered the rest. We never got tired of the view from the balcony. We recommend the snorkeling at Coki Beach. The pool at the Watergate was a nice extra. It really was easy to get to St. John's, and well worth the trip.


February 2005

**** 5 stars 

Wonderful! This was our second stay at Watergate Villas in St. Thomas, and it was terrific. Renting from the Brownings was a great experience. They were very accomodating and the condo was perfect. It was clean and comfortable and very well maintained. We would definitely refer anyone to the Brownings. The year before we rented from a fellow owner at Watergate, and it was not in good condition, and was also much more expensive. Glad we found the Brownings properties. What a difference! 

The Alberi’s, Colorado


February 2005Massachusetts Guests

Loved It! Stayed at Watergate villas Feb 05. Our condo unit was spacious, tastefully decorated and very comfortable. The waves lulled us to sleep nightly from the sliders to the large balcony overlooking Bolongo Bay. The furnishings, linens, beds and kitchen appliances were all sparkling and new. The condo was located right on it's own bay beach, which was great for snorkeling- saw turtles, rays and fish. We also enjoyed visiting other beautiful beaches on St. Thomas and St. John. We would definitely recommend staying at this Watergate condo for anyone looking for a waterfront vacation that was also affordable.

February 2005 – NY Guests

**** 4 stars

Great Condo. We had a fantastic time in St Thomas. The watergate villa condo was magnificent. It was very clean and wonderfully decorated. Dining and activity information was available and very much appreciated. We especially enjoyed the snorkeling masks, the beach chairs, and the coolers. The cd player with the music (especially the carolina beach music) put us in the right mood. The condo is conveniently located next to the pool.


January/February 2005

**** 4 stars

Sunrise, Comfort, & Great Location! Stayed at Browning’s condo at Watergate for 10 days in Jan/Feb 2005 again (3rd trip to this complex, several trips to others). Feels like a family resort. Great location in terms of proximity to Charlotte Amalie and Red Hook for the ferry to St. John. Unit was very nicely furnished and very comfortable. Pool immediately adjacent, along with a nice restaurant. Several close restaurants including Mims onsite and both Iggies and the Beach House at Bolongo (very short walk on beach). Maintenance staff very friendly, but we didn't need any help. Pricing very attractive for the comfort and location; with a car we could go to St. John or downtown fairly quickly. Other days we just lounged around the pool. Villa had full furnishings/supplies, plus some extras (cooler, chairs, CD player). Best part was the sunrise; great view and excellent way to start the day. Facilities included a washer/dryer very close; cut down on your packed clothes! Highly recommend this facility for a reasonably priced comfortable vacation.

The Klinedinsts, PA


January 2005

**** 4 stars

Palm Breeze was Great – New Years 2005! We were married on St. Thomas and returned to celebrate our 5th anniversay. The Palm Breeze Studio was very accommodating, clean and well decorated. On this trip we wanted a more private atmosphere than a resort and the price was a good value. We had chosen Bolongo Bay and the Watergate Villas East because of it's central location on the island. It was a great choice! Bolongo Bay Beach Club next door was convenient as was very short walking distance to three restaurants, all serving great food (one right at the condo building). The ground level balcony that directly overlooks the ocean was relaxing early evenings. The lower pool next to condo was beachside with a bay view and the upper pool on the cliff provided a panoramic view of the ocean sunsets. It was the best of both worlds. Watergate Villas location on the island was perfect for us as it seemed equal distance each way to Charlotte Amalie and Red Hook. Some resorts and condos on St. Thomas are on hillsides and Watergate Villas East is mostly beach level. We explored the island mornings and would recommend a rental car or jeep to take advantage of both St. Thomas and St. John. We took the ferry to the island of St. John and celebrated New Year's Eve on Jost Van Dyke. We would stay on St. Thomas or go to St. John for the Eve next time as the late night Boat Charter home was long. The condo had amenities for having breakfast in, a cooler and portable chairs for a take along lunch on beaches and a great suggestion guide for dining at local restaurants and things to do. We will be back to St. Thomas and would definitely recommend the Palm Breeze Condo at Watergate Villas East.

The Coopers, Wisconsin


Christmas 2004

***** 5 stars

Loved Leah and Scott’s Watergate Condo! I can not brag enough about the fabulous family week-vacation spent at Leah and Scott's condo in the Watergate Villas. It could not be in a nicer location. Sharing the beach with Bolongo Bay Beach Club made it even more special being able to rent and partake in amenities provided by  the small resort. The two restaurants, almost right at the door of the condo were great, for it allowed us to just stroll from the beach right into their dining areas. The condo is so well maintained, and delicately and beautifully decorated that it made our stay a most enjoyable one. We lacked nothing. Leah and Scott's condo is located pool side, yet it remains somewhat private behind the luscious greenery planted around it. The view from the kitchen and the living room is priceless. Your vision goes right to the spectacular views of the ocean. We are hoping to be able to go back on another family vacation there in the near future. Our children who are recent college graduates joined us on this fabulous vacation and couldn't stop talking about how beautiful it was and how conveniently located it was. We partook of many water activities during our weekstay there which we found very easily through the reference guides prepared by Scott and Leah. It made our stay so much easier and pleasant. My husband, children and I highly recommend this condo. We don't think you could get a better one.
The Des Loges Family, Massachusetts


December 2004

Leah and Scott,

You have a really nice place here.  Our family of enjoyed our stay very much.  Went to St. John and British Virgin Islands.  We also chose St. Thomas due to the status of the Caymans.  We had a really nice vacation and plan to be back.

Thanks again,

The Halldorson’s

PS: Mim’s all you can eat shrimp on Thursdays is a must and so convenient!  Udder Delights is also great!


December 2004

Leah and Scott,

We’ve really enjoyed staying at your place; you’ve done a great job of decorating.  We enjoyed meeting your parents.  We are glad that we chose to come to St. Thomas this year, since our yearly trip to the Grand Caymans was harshly interrupted by the hurricane.  This island has so many beautiful beaches, we didn’t get to see half of them, but everyone that we saw had its own individual beauty.  We will be back.


Thanks again,

The Harrison’s and Daly’s


September 2004

Dear Leah and Scott,

Thank you for making us feel so welcome.  Your condo exceeded our expectations, and the palm tree motif added a very nice touch of elegance.  Your recommendations were on the mark; we especially enjoyed snorkeling at Waterlemon Cay in St. John.

The Shaws


2BR/2BA - September 2004:

Scott & Leah,

 Thank you for sharing this little slice of paradise with us.  This trip has not been our first to St. Thomas and my stay here at your condo has been one of the best places I’ve stayed.   Everything was here at our disposal, and it was beautiful. We are already planning our trip for next year and look forward to staying with you again. As soon as we set our dates I will check with you on availability. Thank you again for everything.


The Stahl Family 


2BR/2BA - August 2004:

Leah & Scott,

This has been a wonderful place to stay.  It worked out perfect.  Everything was very comfortable.  We loved sitting on the balcony and watching & listening to the ocean.


Thank you for a wonderful place to stay.  And thank you to John & Linda for being available if needed & for being so wonderful.


The Strahons


August 2004

***** 5 stars

Felt like our honeymoon!!!

We had an amazing time in St. Thomas!! The condo was awesome. By the pool, Caribbean views, very clean. We were very fortunate to deal with such good hosts as you. Thanks.
Some of our favorite things were as follows:
Going to St. John
Relaxing by the pool (with a refreshment)
Renting a jet ski
Hanging out at Iggies
Just enjoying the views
Thanks for recommending renting a car (worth it)
Enjoying each other in a romantic setting!!
We will be back next year.
Thanks again,
GB & CoCo, North Carolina

August 2004

**** 4 stars

Great Deal at Bolongo Bay. This villa complex offers wonderful accomodations superior to a hotel room with all the "perks" of the resort. For two couples, we actually paid much less than if we had rented two hotel rooms. We stayed in the Browning's 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo. The kitchen was fully equipped, the bedrooms and living areas were lovely. I think one of the real advantages of our villa was the stocked closet!! They had beach chairs, backpacks, snorkel masks, basketball, frisbees, coolers - all the items you wished you had!!!  It was very clean, all furnishings were in mint condition. There was a washer/dryer right downstairs (for those long visits). Iggie's is a great hot spot. The Browning's were very organized and helpful - especially if this is your first visit. They make you feel right at home.

The Cokers, NC

2BR/2BA- July 2004:

Leah & Scott

Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your lovely villa – we had a wonderful time.  The villa is in a great location & all the time & effort you have placed in making your guests feel comfortable & welcome is so evident!  We hope you have a restful & enjoyable time during your stay as well.  Until the next time….

The Torres Family

2BR/2BA- July 2004:

Hi Leah and Scott:

We had a wonderful time and your place was excellent!  The condo was very nicely furnished and so convenient to everything.

When we go back, we'll certainly give you guys a call.

Thanks again, The Brosts from NC

2BR/2BA- June 2004:

Scott & Leah,

Just back last night from (everyone agrees...) the best vacation we've ever had. Thank you so much for facilitating it. We'll be back.

We'll be sure to pass your info on to friends.

Thanks again,  The Hall Family

2BR/2BA- June 2004:

Hello Leah and Scott,

Dear Leah and Scott,

Where do we start with the beauty that surrounds us on this island!  It was fantastic every morning waking up to your breathtaking view.  We enjoyed snorkeling right off the beach in front of the villa.  Mims and Iggie’s were great places to eat and so convenient.  We did venture out to Coral World, Megan’s Bay and Coki Beach.  We spent a wonderful day of St. John.  Taking the car ferry worked out extremely well.   Our children had so much fun snorkeling for the first time.  They also enjoyed Carnival Night next door at Iggie’s.  “Fire Eating King Herron’ had them amazed.     The accommodations were great and we experienced great island hospitality.  We had a fabulous time.  Thank you so much for the effort you put forth into making the accomdations a "home away from home" and  for the opportunity to share in this beautiful island.  We will be recommeding you to other friends and hope to make another trip back next year.

Take care.  The Wolf family from Texas


Studio - June 2004:

We LOVED our stay! I'm telling you what; it was a little piece of heaven. Id like to go back w/ our 2 girls and rent the 2 bedroom. If we do, I'll be calling you! I will forward your info to any friends who go down also.

It was such a pleasure doing business w/ someone who knows what "customer service" means!! You really do a good job!

Many Thanks, The Higgs, Franklin, TN

2BR/2BA- May 2004:
Dear Leah and Scott:
Thanks so much for your hospitality during our stay in St. Thomas.  Your condo was perfect for us.  Exactly what we look for in a vacation rental.  We also were very appreciative of all of the excellent information that you sent ahead of time and the books in the condo.  We used them every day.  
We got several really good pictures from your deck and thought I would send a few.
Thank you very much,
The Woodards 

2BR/2BA- May 2004:

Leah and Scott -

Thanks for the great vacation - the place was perfect and the location worked out since we were back and forth between the Marriott and the Ritz quite a bit.

The info you sent was great and the binders you have in the condo came in handy. We were all impressed by the wealth of info you provided down to the menus. We spent a lot of time at Iggie's since it was so convenient.

Thanks again for the place. I will definitely recommend it to our friends.

The Stanfields

Studio - May 2004:
Leah and Scott,

First of all...WOW! What a spectacular vacation. We had an amazing time in St. Thomas and it all started with where we stayed. Palm Breeze was a dream come true. We loved waking up in the morning, having our breakfast on the patio and feeling the breeze and warmth of the sun. The closeness of the beach and all the activities available at Bolongo were great. We hated to leave. We told everyone on the beach that was staying at Bolongo how truly spectacular Palm Breeze was and told them how to look you up. We also brought over my friends and some family from the wedding at Magens and had lunch at Iggies. They couldn't believe how truly beautiful it was over there and how they preferred it over their places. They all want to make return trips to St. Thomas and to stay over on the Bolongo Bay area. I will be e-mailing a link to your website shortly.  Again, thanks for everything and for putting up with all my questions. If you ever need a reference, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Burnt but blissful,
Josh and Susan

2BR/2BA- April 2004:
Dear Scott & Leah :

I wanted to thank you on behalf of my family for the rental of your condo. We had a fabulous time. The beaches in the USVI were absolutely beautiful!  I think my kids have grown fins, they were in the water so much.

The view from the condo provided a most needed enviroment to relax each evening. The beach chairs, cooler, snorkel gear and extra beach towels were great extras and allowed us to be very mobile.  I have already spread the word about your hidden jewel.
Thanks Again, The Rindfleisch Family 

April 2004

***** 5 stars

Wonderful Vacation with the Brownings at Watergate! I cannot say enough about the wonderful location and accommodations at the Watergate Villas on Bolongo Bay. Our April 2004 vacation was arranged by Leah and Scott Browning, and they did a great job of finding us just the right spot. Even though their villas were all booked they were able to rent us another owner's villa that was comfortably and beautifully decorated. We flew Delta and to my surprise the Delta Sky magazine for April 2004 described Bolongo Bay as one of the "Carats of the Caribbean."  We agree! The view from our oceanfront villa was spectacular and there was plenty of room for our entire party (4 in our group). It was great to have a full size kitchen, though there were marvelous restaurants and convenience shopping just steps away. The beach was beautiful and full of many interesting things if you took the time to work your way round the shoreline. I would definitely go back. Don't leave without taking the time to watch the sunrise. The early morning wake up call was well worth the breathtaking view of the sun coming up over the peaks to the east. A moment and a vacation that we will always remember!

The Dymocks, North Carolina
2BR/2BA- March 2004:

We had a fantastic time in St Thomas. The condo was magnificent. It was very clean and wonderfully decorated. The dining and activity information was very much appreciated. We especially enjoyed the snorkeling equipment, the beach chairs, and the coolers. There was nothing more we could have wanted in the condo. The CD player with provided music (especially the Carolina beach music) put us in the right mood. The girls enjoyed the pool. We would gladly recommend your condo to our family and friends.

The Reidmans
New York

Studio  - 2004:


Leah & Scott,

Perfect!  It was great to be able to eat breakfast here in the morning, pack lunch, and then eat out at night.  My favorite time of the day was evening, sitting on the patio with a glass of wine and just enjoying the view.  However, we did take time to see both islands.  Snorkeling at Watermelon Cay was absolutely the best snorkeling we have ever done.  (St. John’s).  Sadly, we leave in the morning and head back to St. Louis.



Maribeth and Tom

St. Louis, MS


P.S.  We rent from private owners when we ski, and I have to say that you guys are the most detailed owners we have ever come across.  (In a very positive way)


Studio - February 2004:

Leah & Scott,

Your condo was just perfect-met all our needs.  The proximity of the three restaurants was great as we didn’t have to go in to town for every meal.  We did eat at Mafolie’s one night and the food was very good and the view superb!

While we were gone the Carolinas experienced the largest snow fall in 24 hrs- EVER! 15 inches.  In poor conscience we must say it added greatly to our stay-heh, heh!


Dan & Carole

Rock Hill, SC


2BR/2BA- February 2004:


Leah & Scott,

We’re so happy you could accommodate us. Your studio is lovely.  We will highly recommend it to others.  We ate at all three restaurants here at Bolongo Bay -excellent food.  The Inn at Blackbeards Castle also has wonderful food, service & nighttime view.  St. John’s beaches are beautiful.  We hiked the Reef Bay Trail and would highly recommend it.  The short hike to Soloman Bay was well worth it also.   Thank you Leah for talking us out of bicycling.  We thoroughly enjoyed our escape from the cold weather in PA.


Dean and Donna (D&D)



Studio -  February 2004:

Scott & Leah!


Wonderful location & view.  You have a fantastic location-we could not have had a better location and view.  Your studio is cute & decorated very nicely! We spent time on St. John at Trunk, Hawks Nest & Cinnamon Bay.  They were all very very impressive.  We also enjoyed a “very” wonderful boat trip to Virgin Gorda with Captain Andy & Kelly-thru Storney Petrel. It was awesome & well worth the trip!  (great guide & assistant)  Ate at Blue Moon, Mims & Iggies & Molly Malones at Red Hook.  All very good!  Also spent time at the Ritz-Carlton Beach-very pretty as well!  Thanks again for everything, we had a great time and hope to return!


Dave and Karla

P.S.  Don’t forget Charlotte Amalie - Shopping is fun!


Studio - January 2004:

Scott & Leah,


You have a lovely studio - nicely decorated and very clean and well stocked.

We had an absolutely fantastic time.  We spent several days on St. John at Hawksnest beach and Cinnamon Bay.  We had great dinners at Hook,Line & Sinker and Craig & Sally’s.  Our last day we chartered a 40’ power boat “Magnum Force” to BVI.  We stopped at the Indians to snorkel, stopped at Cooper Island for lunch, saw & snorkeled at the Baths on Virgin Gorda.  I highly recommend doing this.  Magnum Force charter is 779-2244.


Thanks again for all the helpful info.  We enjoyed renting your condo and will be back, 

Mike and Linda

Guests Enjoy the Beautiful Beach Onsite at Bolongo Bay

Guests enjoy our oceanfront/poolfront location

Champagne to celebrate anniversary or honeymoon

Beautiful Sunrise Views from Condos
A most beautiful oceanfront sunrise view from the condo

St. Thomas Oceanfront Condos (by owner)
Watergate Villas, Bolongo Beach
Scott and Leah Browning
(866) 772-3007  (USA, Eastern time)