COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Travelers often have the same questions before deciding on vacation accommodations. Some of the more commonly asked questions are answered below. Once guests check in, they can find much more information in the house manual ‘Welcome to Fairwinds.
Do we need to rent a car?
Yes. While Fairwinds is close to town and the beaches, you will definitely need a car to fully enjoy your stay. The primary rental agencies have desks in the airport terminal, and additional rental agencies are close to the airport. Most offer pick-up and drop-off service.
Car Rental Agencies within the airport terminal:
Budget 340-776-5744 800-626-4516
Other Car Rental Agencies nearby:
Amalie Car Rental 340-774-0688
Cowpet Car Rental 340-775-7376
Dependable Car Rental 340-774-2253 / 800-522-3076
Dollar Rent A Car 340-774-0111 / 800-800-3665
Discount Car Rental 340-776-4858
How far is Fairwinds from the nearest beach?
By car, Fairwinds is only minutes from Magens Bay Beach, which is considered to be one of the world’s ten most beautiful beaches. Many other beautiful and well-known beaches are just a short drive away including Sapphire Beach, Lindquist, Ritz Carlton, and Secret Harbor Resorts. All resorts welcome non-guests to their beaches and restaurants.
Are there any grocery stores nearby?
Fairwinds is just a few minutes from two convenience stores, Anna’s Market and HomeTown. A number of larger grocery stores as well as Kmart, Walgreens, and Home Depot are all within a 10-15 minute drive. Printed directions can be found at the house and online with services like Google.
What is your pet policy? Are pets allowed at Fairwinds?
We will be happy to consider pets on a case- by-case basis. As pet owners, we know how difficult it is to leave a family member behind when going on vacation. Although taking a pet to St. Thomas, a US territory, is easier than in many other island destinations, not every pet is a good candidate for travel or for staying in a new environment. Please consider your pet’s well-being, first and foremost, and then make sure to have copies of up-to-date vaccinations for travel. Also remember to check your airline’s policy regarding traveling with pets.
If Fairwinds is like many other island homes with seamless indoor/outdoor living areas, how do you provide air conditioning?
Fairwinds has air conditioning in all the bedrooms, however the best way to cool off the larger main areas of the house is with cross-ventilation and ceiling fans. Opening the kitchen and dining room windows and sliders is the best way to quickly cool off the large, main living areas. Electricity and water are both precious commodities on the island so we encourage they be used with an eye toward conservation.
Is smoking allowed at Fairwinds?
We list the house itself as a non-smoking environment. However, if a guest does smoke, we ask that they step outside and use caution when disposing of ashes and cigarettes.
Will my cell phone work in St. Thomas?
We have successfully used Verizon and AT&T but are not personally familiar with other carriers. It’s best to call your carrier and ask about coverage in the USVI.
CONTACT US TODAY AND PLAN YOUR GETAWAY!
For all inquiries, please call, text, email, or submit the form below. Also, be sure to check the Q&A in the next section for answers to commonly asked questions.
Phone/Text: 401-474-7879 or 401-932-6656
Or please submit the form to the right.