Caribbean - Virgin Islands

St. Thomas



We welcome you to our sanctuary at Proud Rock located in St Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Many have come before to this tropical retreat to relax and rejuvenate in the natural beauty of this secluded retreat.

Perched six hundred feet over the North Atlantic shore with views of two pristine islands, this totally secluded haven is located at the end of a private natural road.


The sanctuary at Proud Rock features a tropical pool, waterfalls, cool jungle Jacuzzi and so much more.

This two-acre retreat has a large three bedroom, two and one-half bath home (furnished to accommodate up to six guests).

The living room faces the ocean with sixty feet of sliding glass doors opening on to a porch complete with Japanese ceramic charcoal grille, wrought iron dining furniture, and a lazy hammock for two.

The view from the living room and adjoining porch is breathtaking where Inner and Outer Brass islands meet the horizon, and the Atlantic Ocean spreads in both directions.

The main house features ceramic tile and teak wood floors and cedar tongue-and-groove ceilings, and rosewood paneling and cabinetry.   The water, the plants, the rocks and our home - we trust that you will find everything you need for your vacation pleasures and desires

Enjoy a scenic view of the ocean while you swim in the large blue-gray bottom pool with a waterfall built around a fifty-foot boulder. Nestled among the boulders and lush gardens is a secluded jungle Jacuzzi, also with a cascading waterfall.

It is not unusual to be visited by native wild parrots, Banana Quits and Humming Birds darting among the bountiful fruit trees on the property. Avocado, grafted and native mango, papaya, coconut, banana and sour sap - all for your fresh picking and eating enjoyment.


There is a library of over two thousand books for your reading pleasure, housed in rosewood bookshelves throughout the villa. 



Fully furnished and equipped throughout.



Sleeps 6 - 1 Queen (sleeps 2), 1 Full (sleeps 2), two twin (sleeps 2)




2.5 Bathrooms 




Large Living Room




Fully equipped kitchen with fridge, oven & hob, microwave, washing machine.




Fan, Air conditioning,  Linen, Towels.




Satellite TV, Video, Stereo/CD player








Click here for comprehensive details of the numerous activities you can enjoy on this glorious holiday island


Special Notes


No smoking in the villa & no pets are allowed




Season begins :  January 1

Season ends    :  December 31

Flexible Rental Periods

Booking deposit of 50% required.




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STT, St Thomas, Cyril E King Airport;  SJU, San Juan, Puerto Rico.  Fares to SJU are often much cheaper & many connecting flights to STT (25 minutes) are available. 

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Main house
3 Bedroom/2.5 baths, 2 queens, 2 twins, large living room, kitchen, porch, den, pool & more.

from Dec.15 - April 17
from April 18 - Dec.14
Main House
$2485/week 1-2 guests
$2810/week 1-4 guests
$3130/week 5 and above guests

Main House
$1620/week 1-2 guests
$1945/week 1-4 guests
$2275/week 5 and above guests

   Damage deposits:on the Main House is $2000.00, which can be authorized on any of the above credit cards. This will be an Authorizartion only and will not be charged against your account unless there are unpaid damages or charges after your departure. If deposit is made in cash or check form, it is fully refundable to you within 30 days of your departure, provided there is no breakage, damage, missing items, long distance calls charged to the house telephone and no other charges incurred before or after your stay, still outstanding. All normal utilities (except for your long distance phone calls) are included in your rental price. Water is at a premium here, so you will have to watch that you only use what you need.

   Payments and Cancellations: Once you have phoned in your reservation you have a TWO WEEK grace period to send your deposit in to us-after two weeks, your "hold" on the property will be subject to cancellation without further notice. The initial deposit required is ONE HALF the RENT to confirm and guarantee your reservation. The balance due of rent, plus hotel tax and your damage deposit, are due at least 45 days prior to your arrival. Your first payment (deposit) will always be applied toward the total rent.

   Cancellations will be honored if made outside 45 days prior to your arrival, less a 20 % service charge in some cases. Cancellations made within 45 days of your arrival may be subject to forfeiture of 100% of your total rent, unless we are able to rebook your rental dates. Naturally we will always do our utmost to help fill dates which must be canceled for whatever reason, so that a full or partial refund can be made to you without loss to The Sanctuary. Refund arrangements can largely depend on the amount of notice given to us of the cancellation, and on the time of year.

   We may be able to reschedule your visit to another time slot in the future. For peace of mind we recommend cancellation insurance available through your agent. No refunds may be given for early departure, unless there is a problem that can not be cured within 24 hours or causes our guests extreme undue discomfort or serious inconvenience.

   All rentals under 90 days in the USVI are subject to a 8% to 10% USVI Government Hotel Tax.

   No smoking in the interior of the villa. No pets.

   We gladly accept Cashiers checks Money orders, Master Card Visa, American Express and Discover.

   We trust you will have a lifetime experience at the Sanctuary at Proud Rock and we look forward to seeing you.

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Come stay at the villa and discover the many reasons to relax and enjoy St. Thomas.

|  Attractions  |  Golf  |   Tennis  |   Trail rides and tours  |  Water Sports

  • Swim at a dozen different beaches
  • Play tennis under lights in the cool of the evening
  • Sail for a day on a chartered yacht
  • Hike one of the trails in St. John's Virgin Island National Park.
  • Enjoy shopping in our beautiful stores
  • Golf by the sea at Mahogany Run's scenic eighteen hole golf course
  • Ferry to Tortola in the B.V.I. or to the remote beaches at tiny Jost Van Dyke
  • Dive into the clear Caribbean on the Atlantis Submarine
  • Charter a top-of-the-line power boat
  • Go for a luxury watch at big savings
  • Travel by speedy power boat to the "Baths" at Virgin Gorda
  • Or spend a day on historical St. Croix
  • Fish for big game in our deep offshore waters
  • Find fabulous fashions to dress up or down.
  • Snorkel in crystal clear waters
  • Visit St. John's beaches and boutiques
  • Trail ride on a sleek horse on St. Thomas or St. John
  • Scuba at the wreck of the Rhone.
  • Remember beautiful jewelry is the way to any girl's heart and this is the place to buy it
  • Invest in a piece of paradise and rent a villa.
  • Have a fun-filled day kayaking, windsurfing, para sailing
  • Be sure to stock up on duty-free liquor
  • Buy all your best friends their favorite perfumes
  • Jet through aquamarine waters on your choice of water toys
  • Dance to cool Caribbean rhythms
  • Rent a car and tour scenic island byways.
  • Discover the many restaurants on the island for that special place to dine
  • Drop by a color-splashed island art gallery
  • Or just relax in the shade of a sea grape tree and read a good mystery or the newest best seller.

   Daily from 9 am to 5:30 pm (12 on country map). Highlight of this 4.5 acre marine park, recently reopened under new ownership and a $7 million reconstruction, is the Underwater Observatory Tower. At its bottom level, visitors view a natural coral reef through 24 windows to the open sea. Midlevel is the 50,000 gallon Predator Tank. At the top level find changing exhibits and spectacular views of outer islands. The Marine Gardens Aquarium of 21 jewel tanks offers close-up views of marine habitats and behaviors. The 80,000 gallon Caribbean Reef Encounter displays a living reef. Outdoor exhibits include the mangrove lagoon, shark shallows, touch, turtle and stingray pools and tropical nature trail. Restaurant, gift shop and full service dive shop. Admission $18 adults, $9 children 3 to 12 years. 775-1555.
   Schedule of talks and feedings: Underwater Observatory at 10 am and 2 pm; Caribbean Reef Encounter at 11 am and 3 pm; Shark Shallows noon; Stingray Pool at 3:30 pm; and Mangrove Lagoon at 4 pm.

   Daily. Atlantis Submarine descends to view deep reefs and sea life (thru portholes, not a periscope). Two-hour tour includes narrated boat ride to the dive site and one-hour sub voyage on the 30 passenger Atlantis. Adults $72; children 4 to 17 $36. Reservations 776-5650.

Daily. Lunch aboard or on shore; snorkel, swim, sun. Most leave at 9:30 am, return 4 pm, $90.

1. "RMS Rhone." Royal Mail steamer wrecked in 1867 off Salt Island in British Virgins, now a national marine park for divers. Every Friday Chris Sawyer Diving Center offers two dives, with full gear and lunch for $110 plus customs fee. 7 am to 4 pm. 777-7804. Every Wednesday Dive In! also makes this trip $110 plus customs fee. 775-6100 ext. 2144. 2. "General Rodgers," a 120 foot Coast Guard tender near Thatch Cay, home to a colorful array of fish, and noted for its underwater passageway of arches and tunnels. Visited by diveboats from both St. Thomas and St. John. One and two tank dives. 3. "W.I.T. Shoal," a 327 foot Navy LST in 84 feet of water with schools of fish and spectacular visibility. 4. "W.I.T. Concrete," a 350 foot bulk carrier, Iying in 92 feet of water. A giant jewfish is sometimes resident and large school fish abound. $75 with Sea Trade Ltd. (2-dives, full gear). 774-2001.

Your chance to visit the noctumal underwater world. 1. Chris Sawyer Diving Center. Boat dive, all equipment including light and wetsuit $70. 777-7804. 2. Coki Beach Dive Club. From the beach $40. 775-4220 or 771-3893. 3. Sea Trade Ltd. (774-2001 ) and Aqua Action (775-6285). Both offer boat dive, full gear, light and wet suit $60.

1. Any day Coki Beach Dive Club takes out snorkel tours (mask and flip pers provided) to a teeming coral reef $20. 775-4220 or 771-3893.
2. Every Thursday Chris Sawyer's nighttime snorkeling trip, 5:30 to 10 pm, includes dinner $65. 777-7804.
3. Aqua Action takes you to Big or Little St. James islands (off East End), provides flippers and snorkels $20. 775-6285.
4. Every Wednesday. Catamaran "Spirit" gives a sailing, snorkeling and harbor tour. 1:30 to 5:30 pm. $50. 775-9500.
5. Every Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. St. John Snorkel Tours leaves St. John for the caves at Norman Island. Bring snorkel gear. Lunch at Billy Bones Beach Club not included. $70. 776-6922.

In between snorkeling and scuba. Instead of carrying a tank on your back, it floats above you on a raft. 1-1/2 hours St. John $49. 693-8063.

   Monday thru Saturday 9 am. Monday sunset tour 4 pm. Both tours 2 1/2 hours in ocean kayaks thru the Marine Sanctuary and Wildlife Refuge at the East End lagoon. Wear swimsuits. Custom tours available. Virgin Islands Ecotours $50.779-2155.

   St. Thomas has a fine fleet of sportfishing boats for both deep-sea or in-shore light-tackle fishing. Your choice of half day 8 am to noon; or I to 5 pm $400 to $450 per boat. A full day $650 to $850. Boats limited to 6 persons. Call Fish Hawk, Phoenix, Marlin Prince or Prowler.

   Fly into the sky with Caribbean Parasail which leaves from all beachside hotels and also the Charlotte Amalie waterfront, the West Indian cruise ship dock and Cruz Bay, St. John. 775-9360.

Waverunners, kayaks, water trampolines and battery powered chairs at Elysian Resort and Bluebeards Beach Club (formerly Limetree). Paddle boats, kayaks and glass bottoms at Aqua Action at Secret Harbour. Kayaks, wave runners, sunfish at Dive In! at Sapphire Beach.

   Daily. 9 am, 2 pm,5 pm. 1 1/2 to 2 hour rides from Half Moon Stables to the Atlantic over trails overlooking Magens Bay and the BVI. Western or English saddles. Private lessons available. (180 lb. weight limit). Reservations: 777-6088 or 777-6022.
HALF MOON STABLES(777-6088) Daily. 9am, 2 pm, 5 pm 6

CAROLINA STABLES (693-5778) By the hour, by the half day, sunset, full moon St. John

Except at high noon, tennis is a favorite game here. Some courts are equipped for night play.


MARRIOTT FRENCHMAN'S REEF AND MORNING STAR BEACH RESORT (776-8500 ext 6818) Two courts. Non resort-guests $10 an hour per courPrivate lessons $39 an hour. Lights on until midnighReservations required

RENAISSANCE GRAND BEACH RESORT (775-1510 ext 7800) Six courts. Non-hotel guests $8 an hour per courPrivate lessons $36 an hour- $18 a half hour. Lights on until 8 pm. Reservations requested

THE RITZ CARLTON (775-3333 ext 58) Three courts. Non-hotel guests private lessons $60 an hour; $35 a half hour. Lights on until 10 pm. Reservations required.

SAPPHIRE BEACH RESORT (775-6100 ask for Guest Services.) Four courts. Non-hotel guests $10 an hour per courPrivate lessons $40 an hour; $18 a half hour. No lights. Reservations requested

WYNDHAM SUGAR BAY RESORT (777-7100) Non-hotel guests private lessons by direct appointment with pro Cecil Phillips (777-0455). Five courts,lighted all night

PUBLIC COURTS: Two courts at Sub Base. Lights on until 10 pm


CANEEL BAY PLANTATION, ST. JOHN (776-6111 ext 234) Eleven courts. Non-hotel guests $10 pp per day. Private lessons $65 an hour; $35 a half hour. Tuesday and Thursday a mixed doubles complimentary Round Robin 4 to 6 pm. No lights

WESTIN, ST. JOHN (693-8000) Six courts. Non-hotel guests $ 15 an hour. Private lessons $50 an hour; $30 a half hour. Lights on until 10 pm

PUBLIC COURTS: Two courts near fire station. Lights on until 10 pm

Tropical valleys, some holes perched 150 feet above the Atlantic surf.

MAHOGANY RUN GOLF COURSE (777-6006) Call for tee time. Eighteen-hole 6,022 yard (par 70) course. Greens fee $100 pp for 18 holes with l/2 cart; $65 pp for 9 holes with l/2 carAfter 2 pmÑtwilight fee $85 pp with 1/2 carRental clubs $20 for 18 holes; $10 for 9 holes. Rental shoes $10


1. Monday thru Saturday. Open safari bus. Approximate 9 am pickup at hotels. Circle into hills for panorama of town with stops at Drake's Seat and Mountain Top for complimentary banana daiquiri $25. 774-1855.

2. Every Sunday. Safari bus tour followed by poolside lunch and catamaran sail/snorkel cruise. 11:30 am to 5 pm. $45. 775-9500 MUSEUMS

1. Bridge Center. Join the game on Monday and Friday at 1 pm; Tuesday and Thursday at 7 pm. Partners guaranteed. Call 775-2035. 2. St. Thomas Bridge Club. Duplicate bridge every Monday and Thursday evening at 7 pm; Tuesday and Sunday afternoon

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