Chococruz - a Revitalizing Blend of Chocolate Hole & Cruz Bay
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Chocolate Hole villa description
This spacious three bedroom, two and a half bath home has a gracious air about it that invites leisurely breakfasts on the veranda, lazy afternoons by the pool and sunset celebrations.
Located on the southwest coast of St. John, ChocoCruz presents you with one stunning view after another - St. Croix to the south and St. Thomas to the west, and a lot of water inbetween! From early in the morning as cruise ships slip quietly by to evenings filled with the sparkling lights of St. Thomas, the view is constantly changing. The private pool is enhanced by a large deck that is perfect place to while away the days.
Beautifully furnished with island wicker and rattan, ChocoCruz offers all the amenities - the living room has a large entertainment center with wide screen television and opens out onto an upper deck.
There are two covered outside dining areas in addition to the dining room adjacent to the kitchen. The large bedrooms feature King beds, air conditioning, fans, and televisions, and are on separate levels for maximum privacy. Please note there is no interior staircase to the lower level bedrooms. You must go outside.
Just 10 minutes from the town of Cruz Bay, and a short drive to the North Shore beaches, ChocoCruz is surrounded by tropical landscaping and the sounds of the sea.
Please visit our website for more information and pictures.
Keywords: Private Villa
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
We have 2 Pack-n-Plays and a portable booster seat. Please look at the 'Kids' tab on our website for more details. Please note there is no interior staircase. You must go outside to get to the lower bedrooms....moreless
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Child's Highchair
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Pantry Items
- Parking Off Street
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Air Conditioning
- Hair Dryer
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Iron & Board
- Satellite / Cable:
- DVD Player
- CD Player
- Music Library
- Video Library
There is no long distance service, but you can use calling cards. Cell phone reception is questionable, please consider using SKYPE, or a similar online service if you need to make phone calls....moreless
- Wireless Internet
Pool & Spa
- Private Pool
- Deck / Patio
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Ocean View
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Massage Therapist
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
ReviewsWrite a review
Chococruz Villa is heaven on earth! The views from both the upper and lower pool deck are stunning! The villa is exactly as described - kitchen is small but well equipped. It was wonderful to sit by the pool and watch the world go by. Close to the store too - which is great! We would rent this villa again in a heartbeat. Brian (Owner) and Linda (STJ contact) are wonderful to work with and answered all our questions promptly. Photos of the villa that are on line are very accurate. We loved Chococruz villa - we have rented several villas over the years, but this is by far our favorite!
- Guest Robin (Brooksvill, FL)
- Date of stay 11/30/13
- Review Submitted 12/14/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, girls getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers, adventure seekers.
Week of Fun and Adventure
Week of Fun and Adventure
ChocoCruz is everything it advertises. Probably the best view/proximity/affordability combination on the island. The view and amenities are top notch. It was a perfect house for My family consisting of my active parents in-law, sister in-law, wife, 10 month old baby, and myself. The proximity to Cruz Bay is about as good as it gets without being right downtown. The air conditioning throughout the house is refreshing and the beds are very comfortable. The only downsides to this house add to its character. There are a few areas that show some wear since it is an older styled house and it is exposed to constant salt water air. We spent most of our time either poolside or on the upper level. There are two detached bedrooms that must be accessed via an outdoor staircase. For this reason I would not recommend it for families with several elderly people. Overall we could not have asked for anything more. Even the pantry/bar were decently stocked from the people who came before us. There is generally a sense of "take a little....leave a little more for the next people," which makes it not only a house, but a temporary home. Linda, the property manager was extremely responsive to our needs.
- Guest Slackpackers (Mountain Top, PA)
- Date of stay 06/15/13
- Review Submitted 06/25/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, families with teenagers, adventure seekers.
Well equipped and very comfortable, Choco Cruz was a perfect place to stay given our intentions of having no agenda and wanting a great place to come home to after a night out on the town or simply sit out during the day and read a book by the pool. I'd go back in a heartbeat and would encourage anyone interested in a well located ( 5 minutes to Cruz Bay ) and quiet area with sensational views over to St Thomas
- Guest Razoo (Stamford CT)
- Date of stay 04/21/13
- Review Submitted 05/01/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, tourists without a car, families with teenagers.
Everything was as advertised. The house is beautiful; the views from the decks just don't quit; the pool is wonderful. It is such an unforgettable and relaxing time. We usualy eat out when we are traveling, but ChocoCruz is so wonderful to be staying at, we stayed in and used the grill as often as we went out to some of the great restaurants on St. John. This was our second visit and it was even better than the first. One hates to leave, it is so spectacular!
- Guest Andy (Connecticut)
- Date of stay 01/19/13
- Review Submitted 01/29/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Harris family from Raleigh, NC and NYC
Harris family from Raleigh, NC and NYC
We had the most amazing vacation we have ever had and that says a lot bec we do travel a bit. ChocoCruz was PERFECT for our family, with 2 married children. Everyone had plenty of space and the house and property lend themselves perfectly to quiet times by pool or on beautiful covered porch upstairs. The bedrooms were great--downstairs ones are just a bit dated, but actually that was fine. Kitchen is small but we really liked that bec it was cozy and fun to be together. Linda, property mgr, was outstanding--even mailed us something we forgot and left behind. The views are unbelievable--the best we have ever had from renting properties in St John. Actually as you sit and pool and look out over ocean, you feel like you have an infinity pool. We ate at La Tapas the first night and I give it 5 stars, Lime Cafe one night and good food but not so great ambience, lunches at bar on beach in town and at Caneel Bay. One day we chartered a boat and captain and swam with turtles, lunched at honeymoon island, and just cruised for hours. We will definitely go back to Chococruz.
- Guest charlotte (Raleigh, NC)
- Date of stay 12/26/12
- Review Submitted 01/29/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, girls getaway, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers.
Chococruz is a winner
Chococruz is a winner
My husband and I were there for ten days shortly after Thanksgiving. We have stayed in the same area a number of times so we were familiar with the roads, views, access to town and so on. Chococruz is our favorite by a long short. The photos give you an idea, but much of the furnishings, etc. have been replaced and are lovely. The views are fabulous and the pool plenty large enough for a family to enjoy. The driveway is easy to maneuver and the parking sufficient for several jeeps. We keep renting in this area because there is about a mile long loop through the neighborhood allowing one to walk without going out on the main South Shore Road - very hilly, but great views. The kitchen has the same beautiful view as the living room and deck - not stuck in the back like many of the other villas. We used the AC (full) only a couple of times as the circulation is excellent with all the windows open. The screens fit well and there was not an issue with bugs in the house. Wireless worked very well as did our Blackberries (Verizon). Owners seem to be making improvements/upgrades all the way around; on-island management was very helpful, retrieving jeep rental keys and a package from Connections (thanks again, Linda). We had a guest with us for four days and she found the downstairs accomodations lovely. You would not want to put young children down there with only outside access - perfect for teens or other adults - not quite as spacious as the master, but very nice. In summary, a lovely and comfortable home which is being tended to carefully by owners and management. Great location, views and overall comfort. Everything was very clean, well organized and equipped. We will definitely return to Chococruz.
- Guest Karen and Scott (Washington, DC)
- Date of stay 11/27/12
- Review Submitted 01/28/13
We stayed at ChocoCruz for six nights. Although we had seen photos of the property beforehand, nothing quite prepared us for the natural beauty that surrounded it. Going for multiple swims daily in the beautiful pool overlooking the Bay is unmatched. Staying at ChocoCruz is a wonderful way to just relax. Rooms are lovely, clean and very comfortable, and there is every amenity available. It's close to the town center and ferry service to St. Thomas. The property manager meets you at the ferry dock and showed us where to buy groceries, suggested eateries, and took us to our car rental. The owner could not have made it easier for us. Great service. We loved being there and look forward to returning. Highly recommended.
- Guest PB (Guilford, CT.)
- Date of stay 11/17/12
- Review Submitted 12/10/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers, adventure seekers.
Great Family house
Great Family house
This villa has a beautiful view and the layout is perfect for a family with two young adults children. We thoroughly enjoyed out stay and would definitely recommend and hope to visit again. Thank you.
- Guest Ticknor Family (United States)
- Date of stay 08/20/12
- Review Submitted 09/06/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, girls getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers.
The house overall was magnificent with incredible view from a huge terrace and privacy. Also, it was clean and well equipped with gadgets including chairs for the beach. The host lady was wonderful. Simply all the pros, no cons. Would go back in a heartbeat.
- Guest Jesse (Louisville, KY)
- Date of stay 08/14/12
- Review Submitted 08/27/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, families with young children.
I really do not know where to begin. The villa was beyond perfect. It was so very clean and spacious and owners go above and beyond to make you feel at home. Air-conditioning is in living area as well as bedrooms which is not always the case. Most of the time, air-conditioning is available in bedrooms only. Kitchen had everything we needed to stay in and cook several nights. The view is gorgeous and as much as I dislike cooking, the view motivated me to do so. The pool was large and the temperature was perfect. Private driveway and location. I can not say enough positive things about the villa. We are frequent travelers and when we return to St. John, there is no question we will stay her again. Highly recommend Choco Cruz. Having to leave the villa was very sad.
- Guest skigirl62 (Atlanta, GA)
- Date of stay 04/14/12
- Review Submitted 05/01/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, girls getaway, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, adventure seekers.
Off Season: Apr 6, 2013 - Dec 6, 2013 1-2 Guests .. $2,950/week 3-4 Guests .. $3,450/week 5-6 Guests .. $3,850/week Holiday Weeks: Dec 8, 2012 - Jan 4, 2013 1 - 6 Guests .. $6,950/week In Season: Jan 5, 2013 - Apr 5, 2013 1-6 Guests .. $5,450/week
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