Recent Online Reviews
If you want serenity for a small quiet vacation, or a facility that allows your family to have an active and fun filled vacation, Fairwinds Villa is a great choice. There are lots of great amenities, including a beautiful, deep and refreshing pool, views galore and outside eating spaces. Plenty of room for your own space to read and lots of areas to congregate. There was snorkeling gear and floaties, even a pet life-vest!!! You will definitely want a rental car, we almost didn’t get one, but after David’s encouragement, were so glad we had one. On that note, David and Lucy were awesome to work with, quick to communicate, and have a lot of experience in providing local knowledge and notes around the house to enhance your stay. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions. Dale and Winnie
Dale, Grass Valley, CA
Joined in 2009 ·
David and Lucy’s house is a beautiful, spacious, comfortable getaway with gorgeous panoramic views! It was clean and very well equipped. A fantastic surprise for us was the collection of beach gear made available to us which included snorkel gear, beach bags, coolers, towels and towel clips, a beach umbrella, and so much more! The huge deck (front and back) with the pool was a definite plus for us. We enjoyed picturesque sunrises every day from the master suite and the back deck. Lucy and David…Read more
Kasey, Oklahoma City, OK
Joined in 2013 ·
What a perfect location, with views over St. John, the BVI and many other Islands, and easy access to many of the best beaches on the Island. The home is also beautiful and fully equipped. Can't think of anything it did not have. David and Lucy where also very attentive to detail sending us information on St Thomas ahead of time by mail. Although I'm sure the place was damaged by Hurricane Maria there is no sign of the damage any more --- and the island in general seems to be in top shape again.
Guy, Pittsburgh, PA
Joined in 2013 ·
An exceptional location for families seeking a private getaway! We traveled with four adults and three children ages 9, 3, and 1. The home is very comfortable with everything you need to enjoy the pool and beach. A full kitchen allow you to prepare all meals easily. The hosts are wonderful and very responsive. If you need assistance upon arrival, they have an assistant that will meet you and assist with getting settled and address any issues that arise during your stay. The home has three large bedrooms, each with a private bath and balcony. There are also several pull-out couches; all very comfortable. The location is about 20 minutes from the main town area; however, it is a quick 5-minute drive or about a 2-3 mile hike down to Magen's (Website hidden by Airbnb) of the best beaches in the area. Runners and walkers can enjoy a hilly one mile trek out to the tip of the peninsula for an amazing sunrise/sunset. Day trips to St. John and Water Island are a short ferry ride away. If you are in need of a relaxing Caribbean get-a-way, this is the place!
Stephanie, Clarksville, TN
David and Lucy's property is great. Fantastic views of BVI await you in the morning. Location is close to Magen's Bay and about 15 minutes from town. Highly recommended for any group who like to have a quiet time in a breezy villa.
Cagri, Washington, DC
Joined in 2011 ·
David&Lucy's Fairwinds villa was absolutely gorgeous. The villa is in the best area. Megan's Bay is the best beach on the island. I just recommend that you go there when there aren't many cruise ships planned for the day. It is only a 5 minute drive from the villa. The kitchen equipment is beyond belief. We found everything that we needed. The pool is much better than the pictures, and it is very clean and well-kept. Grilling by the pool was our favorite activity during our stay. David&Lucy were always available for questions. One helpful suggestion is that you should definitely rent a car, otherwise, you will not be able to explore the island.. Driving on the left side of the road was much easier than I thought. There are many grocery stores on the island. You will absolutely love this beautiful place. I highly recommend it for your next vacation.
Lale, Louisville, KY
Joined in 2016 ·
Fairwinds Villa is perfect. Great location and comfortable living space. The Master suite is fantastic. Favorites - eating on the deck, the views, the pool and the shower (complete with ocean view). Although there is still some evidence of the hurricanes on the island, you wouldn't know it at Fairwinds. Everything we wanted to do was open.
Steve, Van Buren Bay, NY
Joined in 2018 ·
Dave &Lucy'a place was great. We had a wonderful time. The villa was very private and had wonderful views.
Kalana, Miami, FL
Joined in 2013 ·
You will love this place , spectacular views and privacy
Paul, Arlington, TX
Joined in 2017 ·
The house and pool were spacious with an amazing view. We enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere and beautiful views each day before heading out to the beaches.The space allowed 4 of us to share wonderful time together and also some great private reading time. We used the good size pool everyday. We would definitely return to this very special home if a trip to Saint Thomas is planned again soon. The owners responded immediately to all our questions. Thank you David and Lucy for an amazing vacation…Read more
Linda, Readfield, ME
Joined in 2016 ·
Such a fantastic stay and a memorable experience for our family. We loved our time at Fairwinds and really appreciated the warmth and comfort of the villa, not to mention the stunning views and refreshing time in the pool. Just minutes to the best beach on the island. Lucy and David were excellent hosts- incredibly hospitable, helpful with suggestions and very understanding and attentive to our needs. Thank you!
Amira, North Bergen, NJ
Joined in 2013 ·
We had a great week. The views!!!! No need for A/C with the breezes through the open windows. Three master suites!!! The quiet evenings are amazing. Come and warm up in the Caribbean and enjoy the "Fairwinds".
James, Rockford, MI
Joined in 2016 ·
We had an amazing stay at David and Lucy's house. The photos in the listing are very accurate in terms of what you get in the house, but no photo can do justice to the incredible view from the back patio of the house. Every day began and ended relaxing on the patio and enjoying the beautiful weather and the fabulous view. The view is so amazing because the house is perched atop a hilly mountain drive. We almost didn't rent a car, and boy I'm glad we did. I would highly recommend renting a car if you stay here as the taxi companies seemed fairly unpredictable and the house is about a 20 min drive from the main parts of town where most taxis congregate. One thing I didn't realize from the listing myself was that the master suite is actually in a separate "house" from the main house. Worth noting if that is important to you. The kitchen comes fully stocked with everything you would need for cooking. We made breakfast every morning and dinner 3 nights we were there with no problems. The house also comes stocked with snorkeling equipment, towels, beach bags, etc. so don't worry about stuffing your suitcase with that sort of thing. Just bring your own sunscreen! David and Lucy were incredibly responsive to every question or need that we had. They have a contact on the island who can come fix things in a jiffy if you have any issues. We did have some problems with cell service on St. Thomas, so I recommend using AirBNB messenger or email over the wifi if you need to reach them while you're there. One thing to remember is that you are staying smack in the middle of beautiful Mother Nature. That does mean that the occasional lizard, frog, or bugs might make their way into the house with you. Please be prepared to embrace these little critters. :) Except for the mosquitoes, which you can easily kill with the Zapper provided in the house (it's incredibly fun). Overall, I can't say enough about how much we loved our stay at David and Lucy's while we were on St. Thomas. It was the epitome of escape and relaxation.
Katherine, New York, United States
Joined in 2012 ·