Open-air studio loft with original oil paintings from Elbridge Gordon.
About Shenell Gordon
I was born and raised in the Virgin Islands. I'm a naturalist and environmentalist, animal lover and advocate, entrepreneur, and creative daughter of an artist. I try to maintain creative eyes and an open heart; experiencing the world through artistic and cultural exploration. By presenting Gordon's Island Art Loft, I wish to share my father's life as an artist and creative visionary. I hope your stay at the loft will influence you to dream big, as his life has inspired me. Referencing the words of the great Vincent Van Gogh; "I dream my paintings then I paint my dreams" .... come paint your dreams in paradise! One Love, Shenell Gordon
Shenell Gordon purchased this House in 2012
Why Shenell Gordon chose Charlotte Amalie West
What makes this House unique
This studio art loft is filled with original oil paintings, hand drawings, photographs, and other treasures from Elbridge S. Gordon's collection. Take the opportunity to explore your inner artist, and consider creating your very own island inspired masterpiece to return home with! *Note: A portion of the bookings will be donated to our local schools/art departments for purchase of much needed art supplies.
Check-in: 3:30 pm
Check-out: 12:00 pm
Smoking allowed on porch
Children not allowed
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:2 (sleeps up to 2 adults)
Please do not touch or move any of the artwork.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
A week in Paradise
After a long day of exploring in the hot sun it was so lovely to come back to our rental. You just relax immediately feeling like you’re in the jungle not the city anymore. And waking up to the view of the ocean is just amazing. The rental had everything we needed and more!
Inspiring art studio with stunning views
This spot is lovely. The space is bright and airy, very private and quiet. The views are breathtaking and we loved lazy mornings enjoying the sunrise over the harbor. The kitchen was well stocked with spices and basic essentials. Shenell thought of everything!!
Just returned from St. Thomas after a month's stay at Gordon's Loft. It was a great place to stay! Shenell has done a really good job creating a home and we felt very comfortable there. She thought of just about everything - the Loft was well-equipped, very spacious, and has a fabulous view from Frenchman's Reef to Crown Bay.
We were very pleased and would gladly recommend staying at Gordon's Loft.
Be creative in the most beautiful place!
When I walked in the door of the Art Loft I was struck by the beauty and peace of this space. What a privilege to see the love Shenell has for her artist father reflected everywhere. I spent seven days at the Loft and each day was even better than the one before. I left feeling newly energized, with my own creative juices flowing again.
Shenell has thought of every single thing in terms of her guests’ comfort. There wasn’t a single thing I needed that wasn’t already provided, even before I knew I needed it. She is truly the most gracious host ever. Plus, the Loft and it’s amazing view are perfect for “getting away from it all.” I only bothered to leave every other day, and if my stay had been longer I would have left even fewer times. Truly the Loft itself turned out to be my vacation destination.
A practical tip: the Loft can be difficult to find and the roads can be treacherous. I’m glad I rented a 4WD Jeep. Very glad!
I hope I’m lucky enough to come back here someday. I’m feeling fully recharged.
Cozy and cool
This place didn't fall short to what I expected a artsy loft to look like, going by their pictures. The loft was cozy and comfortable. I felt like I was at home the entire time. There was a nice touch of art throughout the home. Being able to make breakfast in the morning was easy once we got the ingredients. The Gordon's even had seasoning and oil on site. Waking up to a magnificent view was incredible. Nice breeze throughout the home. I would definitely recommend to my friends and colleagues to stay there.
Thanks so much for such a thoughtful review. I appreciate you considering us as a place to stay, as well as caring for and leaving the space so tidy. I want to remind you that a portion of your booking will go to donating art supplies to students and/or art supplies at our local schools.
Bright Blessings, Shenell
Detailed and homey island appointments throughout
Our host, Shenell, put such comfort and warmth into the things that matter: thick towels, plenty of cooking utensils, instructions for the video and audio equipment - everything well labeled, and everything for the beach: from a beach bag to chairs to a cooler! The loft is a fabulous place to stay with a magnificent view. You are nestled in a neighborhood, so prepare for the sounds of neighbors: dogs, roosters, and folks working and entertaining. We found it added to the experience. You cannot imagine the beauty and unique comfort that awaits you at Gordon's Island Art Loft!
Mary and company were wonderful guests. They were most generous by donating a guitar at the end of their stay future guests to use. This creative contribution was much appreciated and will add a special touch to the space/experience.
We welcome Mary back to the Virgin Islands anytime.