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Amazing view of the coral reef from the porch
Porch view of Magen's Bay
Living Room 1
Living Room 2
Kitchen 1
Kitchen 2
Outdoor Dining Room
Outdoor Dining Room 2
Magen's Bay View From The Driveway
Bedroom 2
Common Bathroom
Master Bedroom
Master Bathroom
Porch Seating Area
Relaxing Outdoor Shower
Side Yard
Pathway To The Deck
Entrance to Sugar Bird Cove
Relaxing Deck Under The Trees
House View From Deck
Stairs Leading To Sugar Bird Cove
View Of The Coral Reef From The Side Yard
hammock for that afternoon nap
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

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Very good - based on 13 reviews
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Savannah7...
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“WORST EXPERIENCE EVER!!!!”
Reviewed 14 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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The house is as beautiful as advertised. It is NOT air conditioned in the main living area or kitchen. We lost power and water for almost 3 hours the first evening and were told that "It's just a way of life here". No power, no water and a 7 month old in 80+ degrees. We never stayed a single night there and the owner refuses to refund our money after we were forced to leave and stay at a resort. He said the power issue was not his fault. I agree. Not having solar panels or a back up generator while running a business IS ABSOLUTELY your fault. Making the customer take the fall when you cant provide power or water and they are forced to leave is COMPLETELY your fault. FYI...I had power and water in both Iraq and Afghanistan so no excuses! This situation was handled extremely poorly and needs to be rectified.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
18 Aug 2016
Thank you for your review. We always appreciate feedback, even if it is a mix of positive and not so positive comments. You are correct regarding the temporary loss of power, which unfortunately, is the way of life when in the tropics and we sincerely regret the inconvenience. Your suggestion of having alternative energy measures is being reviewed at this time.
Again, thank you for constructive comments and we hope you may return to the island in the future.
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esaether3...
Yorktown, Virginia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“We had an absolutely wonderful stay at Sugar Bird Cove”
Reviewed 7 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016
3
people found this review helpful

My wife and I spent a week at Sugar Bird Cove and enjoyed every minute! I'll try not to duplicate the other reviews that are all spot on but I have to start with saying that the owner, Chris, is extremely personable and was helpful from the start by meeting us at the airport and showing us the way to the property. The location of the villa is wonderful, having a beautiful view of Magen's Bay from the rear deck, and offering a feeling of relative seclusion on a Caribbean island away from the bustle of the nearby city of Charlotte Amalie. St. Thomas is a compact island with many things to see and do, so everything is close by car. Because the island is hilly, the roads can be challenging - or rather 'fun' if you like to drive! I'd recommend renting a Jeep for the undercarriage clearance (4WD is not really necessary) and we found the best rates at Discount Car Rental. While the villa has a fully equipped kitchen and has a gas grill on the deck for preparing any sort of meal, we chose to go to the North Side Bistro repeatedly which was surprisingly close by, only at most a quarter mile up the main road, and has a full bar and a varied menu. Also nearby, in the other direction, is Magen's Bay Beach which is recognized as one of the best beaches in the Caribbean. The villa is stocked with beach gear like chairs, towels and snorkling equipment which was very convenient. Getting to all the points of interest from Sugar Bird Cove is a relatively short drive however I'd like to add that our GPS app kept choosing the minimum distance path which often took us on a series of poor quality roads. It's actually more simple and comfortable to check a map for the major routes and use those. For example, from the villa to Magen's Bay Beach, take Rt. 37 then 40 and 35. For heading down to Charlotte Amalie simply take Rt. 35 going the other way. Another convenience is that there is a small market just down the road from the villa that provides essential items. So, in other words, while the villa has a secluded feel, there are nice restaurants and markets closely located nearby.
My wife and I have enjoyed visiting various islands in the Caribbean and St. Thomas has about the most to offer in all categories that we've seen. If we do head back to St. Thomas, we will definitely stay at Sugar Bird Cove again, it was extremely comfortable and pleasant.

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Liked best: The location and range of amenities available in the villa
Liked least: Leaving at the end of our stay.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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LovingTro...
Livonia, Michigan
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Absolutely what I wanted and MORE!!!”
Reviewed 11 April 2016 for a stay in March 2016
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My husband and I traveled with our daughter and her BFF (teenagers) to St. Thomas and Sugar Bird Cove was EXACTLY what I was looking for! Stunning views, spacious house with everything you need to feel like home and just an overall tropical feel. We didn't want to be in the hustle and bustle of downtown... we wanted to feel like we were in a tropical paradise and that is exactly what we got!! Seriously, this place is gorgeous. The house was stocked... The kitchen had everything we needed to cook meals, there were plenty of towels, beach chairs and snorkeling gear, along with books, movies and a 12 foot projector screen! And Chris is fabulous! Our flight was supposed to get in in the afternoon and kept being delayed and he and his wife came to meet us at the airport at 11pm! Super nice guy!!

Even though the road to his house was treacherous, I will still rate this house and experience a big fat 5 stars!! I loved Sugar Bird Cove!

Travelling group: Teenagers
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beyond Perfect!! STAY HERE!!”
Reviewed 27 February 2016 for a stay in February 2016
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I cannot say enough positive things about this house and the wonderful people that own this home! The house is GORGEOUS and the pics dont do it or the view any justice! Chris is very kind and welcoming! Any questions we had, Chris was just a text away and took care of anything that we needed. Yes 4WD is recommended but their driveway is not terrible. Chris and his lovely wife, Noel, went beyond the duty for us on a personal level and I could never begin to repay them for their kindness and generosity or even put my gratitude into words. You really feel like family. I would stay here over and over again and plan to again! STAY HERE!! You will not regret it! The outdoor shower option was a big hit with our group- Caribbean view while you shower? Yes please!

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lindaket
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Delightful St. Thomas USVI location and lodging”
Reviewed 11 January 2016 for a stay in December 2015

We stayed at Sugar Bird Cove overlooking Magen's Bay on St. Thomas with another couple for two weeks over Christmas and New Year's 2015. This is a terrific property and makes a wonderful venue for two couples or a family of 4. The listing is accurate in giving you an overview. The pictures only begin to show how delightful it is to be in the house and surrounding grounds. The house is designed to catch the tropical breezes; there are plenty of spots to hang out together OR to have private space by yourself -- important for longer visits. The kitchen is well equipped so that making meals was easy. The gas grill is new and very nice. New washer and dryer were a real plus. All recreational equipment that we needed for the beach was provided, too. The home owner lives nearby and was very responsive to any question we had about the house and/or the area. He was also good in answering questions before our visit about various amenities, recommended car rental agency, etc. He met us at the airport and guided us to the property the first time -- a real help! As other guests have indicated, having a high clearance, 4 wheel drive vehicle is a must for getting in and out of the neighborhood. We definitely recommend this property to others and hope to return ourselves!

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Liked best: Design of the house and the location
Liked least: Driveway down to house is not for the faint-of-heart
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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