Bed & Breakfast

The Dancing Orchid Bed and Breakfast Villa

The Dancing Orchid Bed and Breakfast Villa is secluded and peaceful, located on the Northside of St. Thomas, overlooking Magens Bay and five minutes from Hull Bay.  You can watch the sunrise over Magens Bay, almost touch the pelicans as they glide past on the breeze of the tradewinds, and fall asleep to the sounds of the ocean on the shoreline below.  There is also a beautiful nature trail on the grounds that winds down to the shoreline. 

There are three guest rooms, so your experience is more personalized.  Each bedroom is quite large and has a hand-carved mahogany or teak, four poster, canopy bed, king or queen-sized.  The Ocean Room and the Jungle Room are located on the lower level and adjoin the lower level balcony that overlooks Magens Bay. There is a king-sized canopy bed in each room.  The Garden Room is located on the upper level and has a queen-sized canopy bed.  There are air conditioners and ceiling fans in all of the bedrooms, even though there are near constant tradewinds.  Each bedroom comes equipped with a writing desk and chair, a dresser, bedside tables, a large closet, a smart TV, cable, and high speed internet.

Start your day on the expansive upper balcony overlooking Magens Bay and enjoy a sumptuous, healthy, continental breakfast.  Ingredients are often freshly picked from the garden on the grounds, which includes native bananas, papayas, pineapples, passionfruit, spinach, arugula, kale, rosemary, thyme, basil, mint, and other herbs, depending on the season.  Breakfast consists of at least coffee, tea, fresh fruit, yogurt, cereal, eggs, and freshly baked bread.

This luxurious villa has over 2,500 square feet of interior space, with tall, wood-beamed ceilings, interior stone walls, a fully equipped gourmet kitchen, custom mahogany cabinetry and woodwork, granite countertops, marble-tiled bathrooms, and mahogany furniture.  An interior mahogany staircase leads to the lower level and a smaller kitchenette, with mahogany cabinetry and woodwork, granite countertops, sink, refrigerator, and microwave oven.  A washer and dryer is also located on the lower level. There is a marble-tiled bathroom on each of the two levels. The bathrooms are European-style that are shared by the guests.  Our cistern water is filtered with a sediment spin-down filter, a 5 micron sediment filter, a carbon-block filter, and an ultraviolet light filter.

The grounds contain numerous native trees, bushes, and flowering plants.  There are several outdoor areas that are ideal for sunbathing and star gazing, as well as relaxing with a good book in the solitude and listening to the birds and the sounds of the ocean. There are various books and games provided for adults and children during their stay. There is also an outdoor gas grill that the guests are welcome to use.

We highly recommend that you reserve a rental vehicle for your stay.  There is no Uber service in the USVI, and taxi drivers can be reluctant to come here because we are not on the main road.The driveway is paved and well lit with automated dusk-to-dawn lighting, and there is a paved parking area for up to three vehicles.  We are secluded and peaceful, yet five minutes from Hull Bay.  SUPs, kayaks, and snorkel gear rentals are available nearby, as well as boating, fishing, and diving charters. Magens Bay beach is a short ten minute drive. Several award-winning restaurants are located close by, and the historic town of Charlotte Amalie with its duty-free shopping, museums, entertainment, and numerous restaurants is fifteen minutes away.  Ferries to St. Croix, St. John, and the British Virgin Islands are located on the waterfront in Charlotte Amalie.  Ferries to St. John are also located in Red Hook, on the east end of the island, about twenty minutes away.  Seaplanes to St. Croix are located on the waterfront in Charlotte Amalie.  Flights to Puerto Rico and beyond can be found at Cyril E. King Airport, just west of downtown Charlotte Amalie. 

I can be as involved or uninvolved as you would like during your stay.  I can meet you at the property and give you a house orientation, as well as  provide recommendations for activities and local restaurants. 

The Dancing Orchid Villa can also be rented in its entirety as a short-term vacation rental or for more extended stays.      

Home highlights


Wireless Broadband Internet


Enjoy the view of Magens Bay from the balconies

Start your day with a sumptuous, healthy breakfast

Pelican gliding by on the tradewinds

Relax on the upper balcony


Relax on the Lower Balcony



Breakfast included


Credit cards accepted, Accessible 24/7, Children welcome, Pets not allowed and Smoking not allowed

Kitchen & dining



Deck chairs

Parking & facilities

Shared Garden, Parking included and Parking lot

House Rules

Credit cards accepted

Children welcome

Pets not allowed

Smoking not allowed

Check in: 03:00 PM

Check out: 12:00 PM (noon)

Policy and notes