Last updated: 9/26/2022 St Thomas is the biggest of all the United States Virgin Island territories, and also home to the capital, Charlotte Amalie. Cyril E King International Airport (or STT airport code) is located on the south shore of St Thomas and is by far the easiest way to get to the US Virgin Islands. St Thomas has a lot to offer as a Caribbean destination. The beaches are beautiful, there is a ton of attractions for the whole family, and there are a ton of affordable St Thomas vacation rentals with amazing views.
This guide will cover (in our opinion) the 5 best St Thomas villa rentals across the whole island. Location of your house rental on the island is pretty important. If taking the ferry to St John is something you are planning on doing, staying on the west end of St Thomas probably isn’t the best idea. If you haven’t checked out our guide to the biggest St John villas have a look too, 5 Biggest St John Villa Rentals. When going through this list we will try and outline each area of the island and give the pros and cons to staying in that particular area of St Thomas. In the end though, it’s important to remember the island is only 4 miles wide by 13 miles long, so nothing is ever very far away.
5. Villa Mas, a 4BR St Thomas Villa Rental with Incredible Views
Villa Mas is a beautiful 4BR St Thomas villa rental located about 1 mile from the shops and restaurants of the famous Charlotte Amalie cruise ship port. The villa is located at the top of Sunset Road, and has incredible views of the southern St Thomas coastline. The proximity to attractions, shops, and restaurants while convenient, gets a little hectic on days when there are multiple cruise ships arriving at the port. Fortunately, the craziness usually only lasts for a few hours around lunchtime on these days and makes a great excuse to hang out in this villa rental’s beautiful pool.
Villa Mas has a beautiful luxury kitchen equipped with commercial appliances. The outdoor dining areas on the pool deck have a table for 10 overlooking the ocean, the perfect spot for entertaining a large group. The infinity pool on the pool deck has panoramic views of the ocean. All 4 bedrooms of Villa Mas are suites with their own bathrooms, making it an ideal property for groups of adults. Not surprisingly, the VRBO St Thomas reviews for this villa are perfect. If it was a little farther away from the cruise ship port, Villa Mas would be even higher on this list. VRBO Review Score: 5.0/5.0 (25+ reviews) Check Availability and More Information: Villa Mas on VRBO.com
4. Villa Panorama, a 4BR USVI Luxury Villa Rental Overlooking Magen’s Bay
Villa Panorama is located on the North side of St Thomas, and in a far quieter and secluded area overlooking beautiful Magen’s Bay. The pool at this St Thomas house rental is huge. The pool deck has 360 degree views of the beautiful blue waters of not only St Thomas, but St John and the British Virgin Islands as well. The location of this rental gives it some of the best views on the entire island.
This villa is set up very similar to Villa Mas, with 4 private bedroom suites. The decor in Villa Panorama is modern and elegant, and has ocean views from almost every room. This rental is rated to sleep 10 but would likely be better suited for 8. If seclusion and luxury with a world class view are high on your priority list, Villa Panorama deserves serious consideration. VRBO Review Score: 5.0/5.0 (24+ reviews) Check Availability and More Information: Villa Panorama on VRBO.com
3. Sea La Vie, a Cliffside North St Thomas Villa Rental Overlooking the Ocean
Sea La Vie takes the luxury that we saw in the previous two villas and takes it up another notch. Located on the Northeast end of St Thomas, Sea La Vie is perfectly positioned to be a short drive to anywhere, yet not close enough to feel busy. This villa is in the private gated Mahgony Run golf community, offering 100% privacy and a truly secluded experience.
With multiple levels of full wraparound decks and a great pool, you won’t find a bad view from any spot on the property. The management team is willing to arrange anything to fit your needs, from private chefs to boat trips. They will even come and pick you up at the airport if you request. It’s important to note that this property is truly cliffside, and definitely not suitable for small children. That being said if you can find availability and it fits your groups needs, the level of luxury at Sea La Vie is unmatched. VRBO Review Score: 4.9/5.0 (27+ reviews) Check Availability and More Information: Sea La Vie Villa on VRBO.com
2. Villa Mirino, a Luxury 5BR East End Villa Rental
Villa Mirino is by far the best value on this list. This St Thomas villa rental has 5 bedrooms and sleeps 10 for a price that is significantly cheaper than you would expect. The popularity of this rental makes it very difficult to find availability though. Located on the East end of St Thomas, it is a quick 5 minute drive from Red Hook. Red Hook is home to the St John ferry dock, making this house the perfect home base for St John or British Virgin Island or day trips.
The outdoor living area is top notch at Villa Mirino. Equipped with 1800 Sq ft of panoramic view deck and a huge outdoor lanai, this rental is built for entertaining. The lanai has a massive outdoor BBQ and cooking setup/wet bar and flat screen TV, as well as roll up sun shades. The pool is directly off the lanai and makes this a really cool resort-like experience. There are 4 big suite bedrooms and 1 bunk bed room, so there is plenty of sleeping space. If you are lucky enough to find availability for this rental you can’t go wrong, as you will see from the reviews. VRBO Review Score: 5.0/5.0 (60+ reviews) Check Availability and More Info: Villa Mirino on VRBO.com
1. Villa Palmera, Our Favorite Saint Thomas Villa Rental with an Incredible Infinity Pool
We made it to the top spot on our list, and we definitely saved the best for last. Villa Palmera is (in our opinion), the best all around villa rental in St Thomas, and up there for the best in the entire Virgin Islands. It is exceedingly difficult to maintain a flawless 5.0/5.0 review score with over 85 reviews, but Villa Palmera has done it. The infinity pool here is the best on the island, with beautiful North St Thomas ocean views. Located in a private and secluded area of the island, you don’t have to worry about any traffic or hectic cruise ship day chaos.
With all suite ocean view bedrooms, this 4500 Sq ft villa sleeps 8 comfortably. The high end commercial kitchen is stunning, with views of the ocean all around. Whether you want to eat inside or outside, both dining areas have incredible views over the panoramic infinity pool. There isn’t too much more to say about this villa, you simply have to see the pictures for yourself. Villa Palmera is as close to perfection as you will find on VRBO St Thomas. We can’t recommend it enough. VRBO Review Score: 5.0/5.0 (85+ reviews) Check Availability and More Info: Villa Palmera on VRBO.com
We hope this guide has made it a little easier to plan a vacation to St Thomas and the beautiful US Virgin Islands. These are just a handful of the best St Thomas villa rentals available. There are also a bunch of really good condo rentals available on the island that we will probably do a feature on soon. Whatever you choose, the USVI’s are an incredible passport free Caribbean destination.