3 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, comfortably sleeps 8
- english, french, german
About Marianne Blazar
We lived in St. Thomas for 20+ years, part of it on sail boats as charter captains. Marc sailed to St.Thomas from his native Rhode Island, while Marianne, coming from Austria found the islands looking for sailing paradise. Marc founded Blazing Photos, and at one point had 4 One Hour Photo Labs on St. Thomas while also being an active photographer. After moving to Florida we concentrated on our corporate clients and have traveled the world doing photography.
Marianne Blazar purchased this Villa in 1989
Why Marianne Blazar chose Estate Frydendal
We first bought in Pineapple Village in 1989. Our children grew up here and enjoyed life in one of the only properties on St. Thomas that is flat, by the ocean, gated, and a community where we actually could walk trick or treating.... After we moved to Florida we kept the property to enjoy the tranquility and laid back atmosphere of Pineapple Village. We travel the world with our clients doing photography and whenever we need rest, serenity, a nice breeze and Caribbean way of life we enjoy our vacation home. We renovated our villa to make it a wonderful, cozy experience, while we also equipped it with everything our modern life requires.
What makes this Villa unique
Automatic Switch Generator, great furnishings, cable TV in all rooms, friendly and meticulous housekeeping services.
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 12:30 pm
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Strictly non smoking inside, Smoking in Atrium Patio is agreeable. $500.00 cleaning fee will be charged for smoking inside the villa. Pets are, according to Pineapple Village by laws, not allowed. Margarita Ville extends an invitation to Pineapple Village guests to use Restaurant and Beach, but NOT other common areas of the resort.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Easy rental process
Tamika at check-in was amazing. Helped us understand everything for our first time on the island.
This was probably one of the nicest places we have used. Everything was so nice and clean Tamika was an AMAZING person, so glad to have had the opportunity to stay in your beautiful home Great location to everything we wanted to do. and very quiet to relax!
Spring break 2019
Our family of four recently had the pleasure of enjoying the villa from March 31st through April 7th. The property is beautiful, accomodating and offers some privacy as well. I recommend renting a jeep for the week to explore both St. Thomas and St. John at your leisure. The villa has great access to Coki beach, Smith Bay and the Red Hook area where you can catch the barge or ferry to St John. We highly recommend Trunk Bay and Cinnamon Bay in St. John especially if you enjoy snorkeling. The villa is essentially an extension of Margaritaville where you will find good drinks, good food and lively pool access. If you prefer a more laid back atmosphere, there is also a pool at the back of Blazing Villas which was virtually our own private pool due to the limited activity. Tamika ensures your stay is stress free by providing turn down service and tidying up behind you. We really enjoyed our week and look forward to another visit.
Must love Jimmy Buffett
The villa was great. Very spacious and clean and Veronica, the housekeeper, was great. OTOH, my 3-yr-old granddaughter, who discovered that she is not a Jimmy Buffett fan, could not sleep due to the blaring music from the neighboring Margaritaville Resort at all hours, including until 3AM one weekday night. Also, due to fresh water constraints, guests are not allowed to use the washer & dryer (which was a problem late one evening when my granddaugher got sick (probably from the Margaretaville Resort restaurant's dreadful food); instead, Veronica has to do it for you. A minor complaint: very stingy with consumables--there was an empty soap dispenser in one bathroom and no soap at all in the other bathrooms; there was a salt shaker in the kitchen but it, too, was empty, etc.
Dear Dan and Family,
My apologies for not having had the soaps in the bathrooms, that was an oversight by Veronica because there is plenty on hand.
We strive to provide as much as possible, and I will tell our new housekeeper to make sure to replenish these amenities.
Your adorable grand daughter needs to cozy up to Jimmy Buffet! Maybe when she is a bit older? It's great happy music but I will attempt to talk to the resort about the late night hours. However, having said that, our doors and windows are Hurricane Proof glass, and unless windows are open, I cannot hear a thing (I am staying at the villa right now) and Jimmy is going at it right now......
I hope you all in all enjoyed your stay and we want to thank you for choosing our villa!
Great first stay in St. Thomas
Trying to find suitable lodging for 4 couples on St Thomas was a challenge. We lucked out with this space. The 3 bedroom villa was roomy inside and out. The large bedrooms and baths were very nicely done. Our favorite had to be the fantastic private courtyard which was perfect for 8 of us hanging out, dining, enjoying the sun or reading a book. The inside living area was also perfect in case it rained but we never had to move inside. We also enjoyed the location. You can walk to a beautiful local beach and there is also a fun restaurant very close. Our friends want to meet up here again some day. Thanks for the great stay.
We are very happy that you enjoyed our villa. The location of Pineapple Villa on St. Thomas really lends itself to a wonderful stay - we are one of the very few communities on totally flat grounds with easy access to beaches. Perfect for all ages.
Thank you for taking such good care of our villa. We hope to welcome you again!
Have a wonderful 2019.
overall, good. some issues
We enjoyed our stay at Blazing Villas, for the most part. It was clean and very roomy. Everyone got their own bedroom and bathroom, which is a huge plus. It was convenient to great beaches and restaurants. The one issue I have is that in the listing, they list washer and dryer as amenities for the villa. This is a major reason why we chose this property. We like to pack light and have access to washing facilities when we travel. Especially with a family. It makes it so much easier. However, when I went to look for the washer and dryer, I could not find it. I asked the housekeeper, Veronica and she said it was not for guest use and it is locked in a utility closet outside of the villa. This made no sense as they advertise washer and dryer. I do not feel this is right and it is misrepresenting. Only after finding the villa manual, did we find out that the washer and dryer is only available for longer stays. This should be spelled out in their listing. Not very helpful after you've already arrived there. I would have picked a different property if I had known this.
Other than that, not too much to add. We did have a pretty major water issue the 2nd day of our stay. The water stopped working in our bedroom and in all of the other bedrooms. There was no hot water at all. There was cold water in the sinks but no hot and no water at all in the showers. Fortunately, Veronica was available to coordinate maintenance. However, it did not get fixed after the first plumber had been there. He left without fixing it. She was able to get someone out there the following day - but at this point we were already on day 4 of the visit, and day three with minimal water. It did finally get repaired and we were happy to have hot showers again. I understand things like this happen. There was also a lot of water leaking in the master bedroom closet during a rain storm and the floor was covered in water.
Five stars to Veronica, the housekeeper. She was wonderful.
Thank you for your thoughtful review. Very sorry about the trouble with the water. This was a very unfortunate chain of events caused by someone before your check in using the water during a power outage - which caused the waterpump to be air locked. A very easy fix, which our handyman fixed, except he forgot to switch the valve back to "open" and then left the island. The next plumber came, switched the valve and voila - hot water again. It would be funny if it wasn't while you stayed there..... So so sorry.
We do have a policy about the washer and dryer, and that is that only Veronica can use it, but that also includes doing laundry for the guests. I am surprised she did not offer that to you and will have another conversation with her about that.
I will make sure that this policy will be explained better in the future and thank you for pointing this out.
We are within walking distance to Coral World, a fabulous Marine Park. Watch the live reef in the underwater tower or swim with Sea Lions.