location on Bolongo Beach, St. Thomas is showcased as one of
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.
SOME FEEDBACK & PHOTOS FROM
SOME OF OUR GUESTS . . .
Add'l 2008 Feedback from condo Guest Books to be entered soon . . .
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
Thanks again for a wonderful stay,
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.
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
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.
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.
etc…It was my birthday and went shopping!!! :o) You have a great place here and we plan to
Thank you, Scott and Leah!
Dick and Lori
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
Thank you for your hospitality – you have a great condo with
a great view!
Dean and Daniela
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!!!
December 2007 -
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
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
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!
Wonderful to be back. Perfect weather – Perfect beach – Perfect condo – Perfect
Looking forward to being here again –Soon!
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.
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
We’ve never had such a great vacation in such a beautiful
location. Just looking out the door is a
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.
A wonderful return
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.
Hi Scott and
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
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!
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
Hi Scott and Leah,
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.
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.
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!
Miranda and Becky
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!
**** 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.
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.
will definitely stay with them again.
The Cataldos and
Absolutely Wonderful Stay at
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!
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!
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
another visit one day.
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
again sooooo much
Leah and Scott,
vacation was very enjoyable and relaxing. The scenery was beautiful.
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.
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.
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!
Best of the USVI !!! We discovered Scott and Leah
Browning and their St. Thomas Watergate Oceanfront Condo on Bolongo
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
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!
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.
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,
5 stars (Return Guest for 2006)
Great Vacation on the beach at Bolongo at
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
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!
Mathias and Roth’s, Massachusetts
Scott and Leah,
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
information you provided us with prior to our arriving in St. Thomas,
it proved very useful and we enjoyed many of the recommended
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!
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
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!
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
We went to St. John
a couple of days and loved being able to eat breakfast here and pack lunch for
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
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.
2005 – Atlanta Guests
Lovely Accommodations on Bolongo
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.
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!
2005 – Massachusetts
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
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.
2005 – NY Guests
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.
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.
Palm Breeze was Great – New Years
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
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
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
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.
Des Loges Family, Massachusetts
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.
Mim’s all you can eat shrimp on Thursdays is a must and so convenient! Udder Delights is also
really enjoyed staying at your place; you’ve done a great job of
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.
Harrison’s and Daly’s
Leah and Scott,
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.
- September 2004:
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.
- August 2004:
Leah & Scott,
This has been a wonderful place to stay. It worked out perfect. Everything was very
loved sitting on the balcony and watching & listening to the
Thank you for a wonderful place to stay. And thank you to John
& Linda for being available if needed & for being so
***** 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:
to St. John
Relaxing by the pool (with a refreshment)
a jet ski
Hanging out at Iggies
enjoying the views
Thanks for recommending renting a car
Enjoying each other in a romantic setting!!
will be back next year.
**** 4 stars
Great Deal at Bolongo
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
The Cokers, NC
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….
Hi Leah and Scott:
We had a wonderful time
and your place was excellent!
The condo was very nicely furnished and so convenient
When we go back, we'll
certainly give you guys a call.
Thanks again, The Brosts
2BR/2BA- June 2004:
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.
The Hall Family
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
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.
care. The Wolf
family from Texas
Studio - June 2004:
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
was such a pleasure doing business w/ someone who knows what "customer
service" means!! You really do a good job!
Thanks, The Higgs, Franklin, TN
so much for your hospitality during our stay in St. Thomas.
was perfect for us. Exactly what we look for in a vacation
also were very appreciative of all of the excellent information that
you sent ahead of time and the books in the condo. We used
several really good pictures from your deck and thought I would
send a few.
Leah and Scott -
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.
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.
Studio - May 2004:
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
with all my questions. If you ever need a reference, please do not
hesitate to contact me.
Burnt but blissful,
2BR/2BA- April 2004:
Dear Scott & Leah :
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
view from the condo provided a most needed enviroment to relax each
evening. The beach chairs, cooler, snorkel gear and extra
were great extras and allowed us to be very
mobile. I have already
spread the word about your hidden jewel.
Thanks Again, The
***** 5 stars
Vacation with the Brownings at Watergate! I cannot say enough about the
wonderful location and accommodations at the Watergate Villas on Bolongo
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:
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.
Leah & Scott,
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.
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:
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!
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!
Rock Hill, SC
2BR/2BA- February 2004:
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.
and Donna (D&D)
Studio - February
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
also enjoyed a “very” wonderful boat trip to Virgin Gorda with Captain
Andy & Kelly-thru Storney Petrel. It was awesome & well
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
Don’t forget Charlotte Amalie - Shopping is fun!
Studio - January 2004:
have a lovely studio - nicely decorated and very clean and well stocked.
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.
again for all the helpful info. We
enjoyed renting your condo and will be back,
Mike and Linda
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