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March 19, 2006
From journal A Couple Days in St. Thomas (2005)
January 4, 2003
Island View has adequate parking on both sides for rental cars. There are convenient laundry facilities for guests to use for a nominal fee, which includes detergent, wash, and dry. Insulated coolers are also available for guests' use, which we found extremely convenient. Reservations for various boat trips, all day excursions, etc. are gladly made by the office if you wish. The entire staff at Island View is very pleasant, courteous, and helped in any way possible to ensure we enjoyed our time there.
Upon check-in, an Island View Guest House handbook is presented to guests, where we found all kinds of useful information, both about Island View and the Island in general.
Proprietors, Norman Leader and Barbara Cooper, run a very clean, attractive, and comfortable guest house. Continental breakfast is included with your room, and there's a larger breakfast menu from which to choose when we wanted more than the Continental. We found the food at Island View to be exceptional. Barbara is an excellent cook/hostess, and more often than not, we ordered breakfast from the menu. Several nights a week, Barbara serves dinner for those who would like to join them for the evening meal. A menu is posted in the gallery (a covered deck overlooking Charlotte Amalie, where there is a small refrigerator, honor bar, and all meals are served). Guests place their reservation by noon for dinner that evening. We dined at Island View three times during our week there. The meals were truly outstanding, as was the fine company and conversation. Barb certainly has a flair for the kitchen, and was quite pleased and agreeable to sharing a recipe. We wish we'd been able to take all our dinners there!
This was our eighth trip to St. Thomas, and each time we've stayed in a different place. We really enjoyed Island View Guest House and found everything to our liking. We'll return to Island View, and can't wait for that time to come!
From journal Two weeks on St. Thomas