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Last updated: 07/01/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
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  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Sopra Mare (Above The Sea) is a stunning 1,800 sq ft cliff villa, built in 2009 on solid native rock set atop Maria Bluff with crashing surf below and updated completely in December, 2014.

NOTE: If you're seriously considering Sopra Mare I recommend to make reservations at least six to twelve months prior to your vacation dates. WE RENT UP VERY EARLY WITH MANY RETURNING GUESTS.

My Villa Manager - Colleen, who has been with me for years, will greet you dockside. Then escort you to your vehicle and "wisk" you to my villa. You'll find a complete meal and accompanying wine awaiting you after a long day of travel. No need to shop the first night!

This unique home offers gated privacy yet has a one mile level walking circuit on paved roads where you may sip your morning coffee and watch iguana's cross your path. The villa is continually cooled by a slight gentle breeze which generally assures no biting insects.

Although less than six years old we just did major upgrades to furniture, bedding, linens, accent pieces and kitchen to maintain the high caliber of residence demanded and expected by our guests.

Less than five minutes to town of Cruz Bay which offers excellent jazz at several locations on Saturday and Sunday including the famous Beach Bar - partial setting for my first book about St. John 'Keep Left.' Shopping and night life abound in Cruz Bay. Other features include full laundry, digital cable, two connections for your iPod or MP3 player, secure, wireless high-speed Internet access for your laptop. A Bose speaker system for Bluetooth with your laptop or phone.

Your villa is a world apart from noise and traffic; yet three minutes to the Westin Hotel, it's sandy beach and great Sunday Brunches. Enjoy the song of the treefrogs late at night and wake to the hummingbirds making a feast on Sopra Mare flowers. Ceiling fans in all rooms and full individual frosty air conditioning in each bedroom.

Laze away in the pool on colorful rafts and turn on the pool lite show when the sun goes down - five colors and four speeds for your enjoyment. If it's the right time take the villa binoculars and watch the Rolex Sailing Cup from the balconies with a cool beverage in your hand or dolphins, turtles and the occasional whale. Sopra Mare has everything you would expect from an island home; convenience, elegance and comfort.

I look forward to your arrival at Sopra Mare. With a high percentage of returning guests, more than 40%. They recognize our high standards and striving for constant improvement. It is recommend you book at least advance six months in advance. Our overall occupancy at Sopra Mare is the highest on the island at 95%. Guests expect and receive the best in quality, attention to detail from my excellent staff who have been providing service year after year at Sopra Mare.

Please also check out 'Bordo Mare' a BRAND NEW sister property completed January 2014 at VRBO #465589 and follow the remaining building process at Google: mikemullenblog.wordpress.com



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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 1900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Concierge
  • Massage

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility:

    Level access to main floor...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    You may smoke outside on the decks...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Incredible Views, brand new villa late 2009. Level road access with a easy one mile walking track...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Mini Library with recent popular books. ...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    Bose Bluetooth for your listening enjoyment...moreless

  • Games
  • Music Library:

    2 IPOD Connections - One free standing and a 2nd through the stereo system for surround sound. Plus Bose Blue Tooth...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys:

    Pool & Beach toys...moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Oceanfront:

    AWESOME VIEW!! Crashing Surf Below and view to St. Croix,neighboring islands. Watch the cruise ships depart St. Thomas at night....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Outside dining under the stars with a Brown Jordan table for six ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Expansive doors with southerly ocean views above the crashing Caribbean...moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    Private parking with space for two vehicles...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker:

    Two...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Every hand appliance you'll need plus not one but two coffee makers...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Some - spices and dry goods...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Double Door with icemaker and water/ice dispenser...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Amazing light show. Switch on then off and on rapidly for up to three rainbox light shows with eight colors. The pool receives all day sun and remains approximately 78 to 82 degree...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
May 2 - Sep 4, 2015
7 night min stay

$3,250
Value Season 20% DISCOUNT!!
Sep 5 - Oct 30, 2015
7 night min stay

$2,600
Fall
Oct 31 - Nov 20, 2015
7 night min stay

$3,250
Thanksgiving 1 to 4 Guests
Nov 21 - Nov 27, 2015
7 night min stay

$3,675
Fall
Nov 28 - Dec 18, 2015
7 night min stay

$3,250
Christmas/News Years 1-4 Guest
Dec 19 - Jan 1, 2016
7 night min stay

$5,950

Changeover Day: Saturday

Winter
Jan 2 - Jan 29, 2016
7 night min stay

$4,450
Winter February
Jan 30 - Feb 12, 2016
7 night min stay

$4,800
President's Week 1-4Guests
Feb 13 - Feb 19, 2016
7 night min stay

$5,950

Changeover Day: Saturday

Winter February
Feb 20 - Feb 26, 2016
7 night min stay

$4,800
Winter
Feb 27 - Apr 15, 2016
7 night min stay

$4,450
Summer
Apr 16 - Sep 2, 2016
7 night min stay

$3,350
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$3,250

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Security/Administration $90
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

Checks are preferred but you may use credit cards through PayPay.

Add Total of $400 for a third or four guest

Thanksgiving Week Rate November 21-27 is $3,675 for 1-4 Guests

Xmas/New Years Weeks 2015 1-4 Guests is $5,750

President's Week 2/14-2/21/2015, 1-4 Guests is $5,750


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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: Sopra Mare (Above the Sea) was built late in 2009 after fourteen months. This was my second construction project on St. John. The first Villa Tesori (House of Treasures) was finished and sold in 2007. During its' construction I completed a comedy novel called 'Keep Left' which depicts crazy events and the island characters I met while Tesori was being built. Please look for my 2nd novel 'Flat Busted!!' available now an island adventure/mystery. I have met so many wonderful people that have rented the villa and now are returning and consider Sopra Mare their second home.

Why the Owner Chose Chocolate Hole:
I actually got to St. John by mistake after over bidding at a charity event in Vail, Colorado some years ago. This was the result of definitely drinking way too much wine by the time the auction began. By morning after they presented me with a bill for the event I had purchased two TV's, a shotgun, a pink Harley Davis Motorcycle and 7 nights in the Virgin Islands! But I have never been sorry about the trip and as a result it has led me on a long and winding road of adventure! St. John is very unique, approximately 60% of the island is National Park with numerous hiking and walking trails. Old sugar plantations dot the island. The more than forty beaches are incredible, most with pure white sand. The Caribbean water is always warm and crystal clear, often you can see fifty feet down with an abundance of sea life. The people of St. John are exceptionally friendly and eager to help you enjoy your island experience.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
The home is secluded behind a private gate with zero steps to access - something nearly unheard of on St. John. Lush landscape awaits you and soon several lime and banana trees will provide a source for frosty drinks. The living room and master bedroom have a panorama twenty foot expansive view achieved by opening one set of folding doors. Complete entertainment with a plasma TV, CD, DVD, IPOD and Bose system awaits your enjoyment and of course WIFI throughout. The kitchen has granite counters, stainless steel appliances and everything a chef would require to whip up a gourmet meal. Or you can dine al fresco under the stars on a Brown Jordan table and matching chairs. A new stainless steel commercial radiant bbq with separate burners is steps away. As you are on the ocean its a great pleasure for me to occasionally see whales, dolphin and giant turtles swimming below. Once night falls, watch the cruise ships slowly sail across your view on the way to their next foreign port. You on the other hand will feel as though you were on a cruise ship with the open expanse of glass in the master as you look out at the stars, the ships and St Croix - 30 miles away. You are facing directly south, and therefore the villa receives all day sun allowing the pool to remain at 80 degrees.


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Photos

  • Pool, Entry and Al Fresco Dining

    Pool, Entry and Al Fresco Dining

  • Note French Doors Opening to Ocean, pool and views

    Note French Doors Opening to Ocean, pool and views

  • Al fresco Dining for six On Your Patio

    Al fresco Dining for six On Your Patio

  • Pool Deck and Horizon Beyond

    Pool Deck and Horizon Beyond

  • Entertainment Center 34' Flat Screen, DVD, IPOD, Bose WIFI for IPhones

    Entertainment Center 34' Flat Screen, DVD, IPOD, Bose WIFI for IPhones

  • Kitchen - Stainless Steel Appliances and Everything for the Gourmet Chef

    Kitchen - Stainless Steel Appliances and Everything for the Gourmet Chef

  • Table expands to six and outside views come inside while enjoying breakfast!

    Table expands to six and outside views come inside while enjoying breakfast!

  • Spacious Master Suite with King Size Bed and Ensuite Bath

    Spacious Master Suite with King Size Bed and Ensuite Bath

  • Master Suite with totally unobstructed views.  You'll think your on a ship.

    Master Suite with totally unobstructed views. You'll think your on a ship.

  • Guest Bedroom with Ensuite Bath.  Attention to detail throughout.

    Guest Bedroom with Ensuite Bath. Attention to detail throughout.

  • Water stays warm throughout the year and at night the pool light show is amazing

    Water stays warm throughout the year and at night the pool light show is amazing

  • Views for Miles with Crashing Surf Below

    Views for Miles with Crashing Surf Below

  • Floor Plan Sopra Mare

    Floor Plan Sopra Mare

  • Dining Under the Stars or Great for Afternoon Drinks

    Dining Under the Stars or Great for Afternoon Drinks

  • Living Room with fully expandable doors to ocean view

    Living Room with fully expandable doors to ocean view

  • A Corner of Your Main Deck viewing toward St. Croix

    A Corner of Your Main Deck viewing toward St. Croix

  • Dine In at this convenient kitchen table for four.

    Dine In at this convenient kitchen table for four.

  • Arrrrrr - The Pirates are in the Sopra Mare Hallway!

    Arrrrrr - The Pirates are in the Sopra Mare Hallway!

  • Master with Expansive Sea Views and your own private deck for evening drinks.

    Master with Expansive Sea Views and your own private deck for evening drinks.

  • Master Suite Ocean Deck with Views for Miles and Miles

    Master Suite Ocean Deck with Views for Miles and Miles

  • Picture yourself onthese rafts a drink in hand enjoying the nearby island views.

    Picture yourself onthese rafts a drink in hand enjoying the nearby island views.

  • Your pool deck provides amazing and ever changing panarama vistas

    Your pool deck provides amazing and ever changing panarama vistas

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  • Bathrooms
    2.5
  • Property type
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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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