Dining on the Garden PorchThe Great Room
Arcadia House
4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
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Dear Airbnb Friends,

St. Thomas was recently struck by Hurricanes Irma and Maria within two weeks. We were fortunate that our home, Arcadia, was not severely damaged. We are working hard to help friends and the island recover as quickly as possible.

For these reasons, we've taken Arcadia off of the calendar temporarily. Thanks to all of our guests who have checked in with their well-wishes. Hope to see you again soon when our island is back to its beautiful self!

Kevin and Ellie

The space

Our house is very open to the view and the outdoors. We don't need air-conditioning -- there's almost always a breeze and we have lots of fans! Windows are screened but the doors are not.

The loft bedroom is accessed from a stair ladder and requires some caution to use, so it's not suitable for small children or someone who would have difficulty climbing.

Guest access

Guests can access the living room, dining room, kitchen, and porches on both sides of the house, as well as the two bedrooms and bath. The sitting room has cable TV and Netflix. The kitchen has a gas stove, and there's a microwave and toaster oven.

We live on premises in a separate section of the house with a private entrance.

Other things to note

We have two dogs who live in the fenced backyard below the house, away from the main house. Our adopted cat lives outside, and needs to be kept out of the house because of family members with allergies. And no smoking, please!

The small faucet on the right side of the kitchen sink is filtered water for drinking. We use that to fill the pitchers in the fridge.

If you have garbage, you can tie up the bag and put it in the big garbage can next to the utility room, and we'll take it away.

We usually close up the shutters or windows when we leave in case it rains.

Our water comes from rain catchment and is stored in a cistern below the house. It's a precious resource on the island! Please be conservative with the water, especially when showering and washing dishes. If you want to be super-green, you can help by keeping showers under 5 minutes and even turning the water off while you soap up. It's truly appreciated!

There's a family of hawks (American Kestrals) that lives on the porch. They like to perch in the rafters after dark. They build a nest in the corner once a year, and if there are babies they can get a little protective.

Amenities
Kitchen
Wireless Internet
Breakfast
Family/kid friendly
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
2 single beds
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check-in time is flexible
Check out by 12PM (noon)

- Our outside cat must stay out of the house.
- We use cisterns to catch rainwater, so please conserve!

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) and cat(s) live in the house
Cancellations

9 Reviews

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Orienda User Profile
August 2017
Kevin picked us up from the airport so we didn't get lost finding the place, at first we were very skeptical about the location. But after we felt right at home, we couldn't ask for a more peaceful residence than Kevin's Arcadia house. Kevin and his family were the best, the breeze is amazing and not forgetting the view. We will definitely stay at Arcadia house any time we visit St Thomas.

Ben User Profile
August 2017
This place is excellent. The views from the walk out balcony are gorgeous and the lofted bedroom is very cute. Huge kitchen and lots of things for you to do complete the space for an excellent stay.

Maureen User Profile
July 2017
Great place

Jamila User Profile
July 2017
Kevin and his wife were the best host I've had to date with Airbnb! He came and guided us from the airport, welcomed us with fresh fruit & a fully stocked fridge. The scenery was amazing, I can only describe it as living in a dream. The house had a very unique & open design. There were fans & blowers in every room, creating the perfect temperature. The upstairs loft was my favorite. Kevin even offered his lovely children to show us around the town (since it was a little difficult getting around at first). Please get a jeep! You won't regret it, the roads can get a little intimidating. The wifi worked great, he also had Netflix, roku & cable. But you won't be in the house much with the outdoor seating area & hammock. I normally like to try out different places when I come back to the same place but our stay was so incredible, I may stay here again! Thanks Kevin for all your hospitality!

Stephanie User Profile
July 2017
Their home is beautiful with great views.

Todd User Profile
July 2017
The view on the listing is what one sees from the wonderful porch on this property - absolutely inspiring with refreshing winds that blow through the house when the huge old-fashioned doors are open. If you want an escape from the hustle and bustle of St Thomas, then this is the place! Large open space in the kitchen/living room great for evening card games with the family. Thanks for a superb stay, Kevin!

Susan User Profile
June 2017
OMG... This was an EPIC view and an incredible value with amazing hosts. Lovely... They even had fresh fruit, mango and grapes for us with Eggs and Juice. I was so busy working that I could not lay on that beautiful hammock like I really wanted to but I will be back... Incredible!

St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin IslandsJoined in April 2017
Kevin User Profile
Interaction with guests

We strongly recommend renting a car for your stay. Our home is off the beaten path, so we can meet guests at the airport and lead them to our place. We're happy to give advice and directions as you start your visit.

About Kevin

I am an architect and have lived on St. Thomas for more than 30 years. My wife Ellie teaches Kindergarten and our two sons have grown up here on the island. We look forward to sharing this beautiful place with our guests.

Response rate: 90%
Response time: within a day

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