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Morgan Point 06/10/2008
Reviewers Rating: Excellent
We hadn't heard much about Morgan Point before renting it, and it wasn't our first choice or even what we thought was our preferred location on the island (we've only stayed on the Coral Bay side before), but we loved this villa! It has an awesome view looking into Great Cruz Bay and the Westin's beach, and also out toward St. Thomas and through the channel, where you can see all the little cays in between and in the distance. Great sunsets, too! There is a huge deck with plenty of seating and two large dining tables, and we ate out there every morning and most evenings. We placed bowls of water and sugar out there for the bananaquits, and there would be up to 10 at a time having little parties on the rail.

The house is very clean and comfortable, and was probably the best equipped villa we've ever rented: Every kitchen gadget and utensil imaginable, lots of books, CDs, DVDs, board games, maps, binoculars, nice beach towels, beach chairs, and there was also a large basket of leftover sunscreens. And the group who stayed there before us had come down for a wedding, and left a whole fridge full of beer, wine, water, sodas, and some munchies.

This was our first time having both a pool and a hot tub. Both are on the small side (the pool is one of those "Wally Pools"), but it was great being able to come in from the beach in the afternoons, jump in the pool to cool off for a while, and then move to the hot tub for a bit before cleaning up for dinner.

This was also our first time having air conditioning, which will now become a requirement for future visits. We never really got overly hot at the villas we rented without AC, but a huge advantage to having AC we found was that you could shut the place up tighter, and we saw very few bugs in the house because of this.

The bedrooms were nice and the showers in two of the bathrooms were really cool stone and glass.

The only complaints we had were very knit-picky. As other reviews I found stated, the kitchen is pretty small and cramped, and the appliances could use an update. And there is no view to speak of from either the hot tub, pool, or grill, as they are all sort of located in the front and side. They could probably move the grill and maybe even the hot tub to that huge deck to take advantage of the view back there. But these are minor things that would certainly not stop us from renting there again. Other than that, it was all good... We loved this villa!

And a huge "Thank You!" goes out to Carefree Get-Aways, our rental agent. They went above and beyond the call of duty on several occasions. They allowed us to send two boxes of "supplies" (shampoos, sunscreens, other liquids), as well as our snorkel gear) ahead of time and kept them for us... Or rather, they kept ONE of the boxes for us, as the other didn't arrive via USPS until three days after we did. When the second box finally showed up, Carefree picked it up at the post office, and delivered it to the villa for us! And when we landed in St. Thomas, Spirit Air had lost one of our suitcases... We gave the airline our cell phone number, as well as Carefree's number. When they couldn't reach us on our cell, they called Carefree, who arranged to pick it up for us!! This was our first time using Carefree, but I can't say enough good things about Mo, Cindy, Salley, Steve, and Terri. We really appreciate all they did before and during our stay.

I hope this is helpful... If anyone has any specific questions about Morgan Point, feel free to PM me.


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