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Drake's View - Luxury Villa with Stupendous Views-Great Rates!

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Dine & lounge overlooking the award-winning vista at Drake's View

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Last updated: 11/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Bordeaux Mountain villa description

Welcome to Drake's View, St. John, US Virgin Islands.

Drake's View has the same vista named by the magazine Caribbean Travel as 'the best view in the Caribbean'; a spectacular view of the British Virgin Islands and the East Shore of St. John. The villa has been voted 'Top Vacation Rental' for two years in a row now.

Drake's View is a four bedroom, 4.5 bath villa with a heated swimming pool, and hot tub. Five tiled decks and a large tiled front porch provide ample outdoor lounging areas. One bedroom is in a separate cottage.

The traditional architecture of the house entrance with yellow stucco, red roof, and simple columns contrasts with a dramatic facade of glass along the east wall. No matter where you look in the house or cottage, you have a fantastic vista of Coral Bay, Drake's Passage, and the British Virgin Islands.

On a clear day, you can see the Baths at Virgin Gorda. Rainbows, mangrove cuckoos, kestrels and red tailed hawks are common sights. Drake's View has the ambiance of a home rather than a rental. The large great room is furnished with Indonesian, American antiques, and comfortable, plantation style furniture. The villa is filled with local art and a large reef painting and mobile by Robert Tharsing.

The well equipped kitchen is very spacious and includes one of two dining areas. Three bedrooms have king sized beds and one has a king, convertible to twins. Each bedroom has air conditioning, private bath and Swedish TempurPedic mattresses.

One to four couples or a large family will have ample room for privacy, different activities,and for relaxation at Drake's View.

Drake's View is centrally located, on Bordeaux Mtn., the highest point on St. John. The roads leading to Drake's View are all paved. It is surrounded by lush local vegetation and a large, terraced tropical garden with lime, coconut and mango trees. It is a six minute drive to the Northshore Beaches; three minutes to the Reef Bay Trail; ten minutes to Coral Bay; and fifteen minutes the Cruz Bay. From the front door, you can hike the Bordeaux Mountain Trail to Lameshur Beach in one hour.

St. John has fabulous snorkeling, diving, and hiking. The snorkeling is among the best in the Caribbean. Since 2/3 of the island is National Park, many beaches have amenities but no developments mar the expanse of sand and palms. From St. John, it is easy to take day trips to visit other islands such as the popular yachting destinations of Tortola, Jost Van Dyke, Virgin Gorda, Peter, and Norman Islands.

The Park Service also offers snorkeling tours, hikes, birding tours, sails, archaeological digs, and lectures. Numerous park trails lead to stone ruins of old sugar mills and plantations, petroglyphs, and even waterfalls if rainfall is plentiful.

St. John is reached from St. Thomas via a twenty min. ferry ride. St. Thomas is primarily serviced by Delta, American, US Air, United and Continental Airlines from the states.



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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 3740 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Groups
          • Low Allergen Environment
          • Singles
          • Children Welcome:

            Inside stairwell. Pool is accessible by stairs and on Bedroom level but is not directly accessible from bedrooms. Door can be locked to block access from bedrooms...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            Tempurpedic mattress...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 king

            Tempurpedic mattress...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

            Twins can be made into a king. Tempurpedic mattresses...moreless

          • Bedroom 4: 1 king

            Tempurpedic mattress...moreless

          • King size beds (3) Tempur-Pedic mattresses 2 twin beds, convertible to a king, Twin or Single Beds (2) Tempur-Pedic mattresses, Baby Cribs (1) 'pack-n-play'...moreless

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • Guests are met at St, John ferry by the agent, Complimentary beverages, cheese, and crackers on arrival, Phone & Answering Machine, Wireless Internet, Air Conditioned bedrooms and ceiling fans in every room, Full Kitchen with cooking utensils, Blender, Coffee Grinder, Drip Coffee Maker, Coffee Presspot, Tradtional expresso Pot, Toaster, Refrigerator with ice Maker, 'Pack and Play', High Chair, Linens, Ironing Board & Iron, Private Heated Pool, an Outdoor Shower, Beach Chairs, Coolers, Beach Towels, Paved Road with Paved Driveway...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • Books For Adults
              • Books For Kids
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Games For Kids
              • Radio
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • Television
              • VCR

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Family
              • Romantic

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Reefs
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Horseshoes
              • Miniature Golf
              • Paddle Boating
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Mountain:

                Spectacular views of the British Virgins and Coral Bay...moreless

              • Near The Ocean
              • Ocean View:

                Spectacular views of the British Virgins and Coral Bay...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Parasailing
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining:

                There is a dining table for eight in the kitchen area and a formal dining table near the semicircular balcony....moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 8 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning:

                A/C in Bedrooms. Overhead fans in all rooms....moreless

              • Alarm Clock
              • Baby Gate
              • Basic Soaps
              • Ceiling Fans
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Filtered Water
              • Hair Dryer
              • Internet
              • Laundry Soap
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room
              • Local Activities Guide
              • Local Maps
              • Paper Towels
              • Parking:

                3-4 cars are easily accomodated....moreless

              • Safe
              • Telephone
              • Thermos Bottle
              • Toilet Paper
              • Towels Provided:

                Bathroom and Beach towels are provided....moreless

              • Washing Machine
              • Water Cooler
              • Wireless Internet

              Kitchen

              • 4 Ring Stove
              • Blender
              • Catering Available
              • Coffee Grinder
              • Coffee Maker:

                standard coffeemaker and expresso pot...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Fully equipped kitchen...moreless

              • Dishwasher
              • Grill
              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen:

                fully equipped kitchen with blender, coffeemaker and coffee grinder. There is a gas range....moreless

              • Lobster Pot
              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Refrigerator:

                side by side freezer/frig with icemaker and water dispenser...moreless

              • Stove:

                gas range...moreless

              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Balcony:

                Great for stargazing or sunbathing. There are 5 patio areas, including the pool. The cottage with a king BR has a private terrace....moreless

              • Beach Chairs
              • Beach Towels
              • Binoculars
              • Deck / Patio:

                Ample outdoor patios provide private areas for individuals. These are in addition to the 3,750' of indoor living space....moreless

              • Deck Furniture
              • Large Cooler
              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Furniture
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Outdoor Grill Gas
              • Patio
              • Porch / Veranda
              • Porch Furniture
              • Small Cooler
              • Terrace
              • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
              • Wood Deck
              • Yard

              Payment Type

              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              Pool / Spa

              • Hot Tub
              • Outdoor Hot Tub

              Forms Of Payment

                  • Accept Credit Card
                   

                  Reviews

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                  from 11 traveler reviews
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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Winter 2015 1-8 pers
                  Dec 13 - Apr 10, 2015
                  4 night min stay
                  $950
                  $6,400
                  Summer 1-4 persons
                  Apr 11 - Dec 11, 2015
                  4 night min stay
                  $575
                  $3,900
                  Thanksgiving 1-8 pers
                  Nov 21 - Nov 28, 2015
                  8 night min stay

                  $5,350
                  flat fee
                  Christmas 1- 8 pers
                  Dec 19 - Dec 25, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $7,400
                  flat fee
                  New Years 1-8 per
                  Dec 26 - Jan 1, 2016
                  7 night min stay

                  $7,400
                  flat fee

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
                  • Tax Rate 10%

                  Notes:

                  Off Season rates: $3900 wk or 575/nt for 1-4 guests, 4250/wk or 625/nt for 5-6 guests, 4600/wk or 675/nt for 7-8 guests

                  plus tax and damage deposit. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.Cancellation policy: Reservations canceled up to 60 days before arrival will incur a 20% handling fee. No refund for cancellations made within 60 days of your arrival unless we can rebook

                  A 50% deposit of the rental is due at the time of booking and the balance of the rental plus the tax and the damage deposit are due 60 days before arrival. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.


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                  Last updated: 11/18/2014
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                  Location

                  • Zozo's Ristorante

                    "My last meal at Zozo's was excellent. The view from the bar where you can reserve for sunse..."

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                  • U.S. Virgin Islands National Park

                    "Drake's view is adjacent to National Park land. From the door, you can hike to Lameshur, Re..."

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                  • Francis Bay

                    "We swim at Francis in the morning before the beachgoers arrive. We have seen dolphins, mant..."

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                  • Woody's Seafood Saloon

                    "This cafe overflows with people at Happy Hour. Many are day visitors waiting to catch the fe..."

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                  • Ocean Grill

                    "This pleasant restaurant is in Mongoose junction. We have had many excellent lunches and di..."

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                  • La Tapa

                    "This chef owned restaurant is one of our favorites. The Argentinian chef-owner is there cook..."

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                  • Skinny Legs Bar & Restaurant

                    "A 12 minute drive from our house in the Republic of Coral Bay. This bar is filled with loca..."

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                  • Reef Bay Trail & Petroglyphs

                    "Beautiful trail with petroglyphs and a waterfall if it has been wet. there are actually 2 m..."

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                  • Sweet Plantains Restaurant Rum Bar and Spice Shop

                    "Haven't been here in a while but their curries have always been good. They have great East a..."

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                  • WATERLEMON CAY

                    "A short walk and you are at a stony, small beach. Use your fins to swim to the Cay and snor..."

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                  • COCOLOBA SHOPPING CENTER

                  • DONKEY DINER

                    "Good pizza and a nice breakfast. They also have some specials like BBQ. Very casual and re..."

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                  • LOVE CITY MINI MART

                    "This small grocery has a decent variety of canned goods and beer and wine. There is limited..."

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                  • Elaine Ione Sprauve Library & Museum

                    "Check out the traditional architecture in this historic building."

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                  • Salt Pond Beach

                    "Nice snorkeling along the points. These beaches can be hot, with limited shade so get here ..."

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                  • The Fish Trap

                    "I cook a lot at home so I go to the Fish Trap Fish store for excellent fresh fish. I haven'..."

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                  • Aqua Bistro

                    "Friday night is ponzu tuna night and chef MJ does a great job. The fish with varied sauces ..."

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                  • Shipwreck Landing

                    "Reliable and a local favorite. They have a varied menu and usually have fish and pasta spec..."

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                  • Pickles in Paradise

                    "This deli is on the road to Salt Pond and is on the right, just after you turn right at the ..."

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                  • Trunk Bay

                    "Lovely beach . We go here when the crowds leave, about 4. The large tarpons are feeding on..."

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                  • Cinnamon Bay Beach

                    "A beautiful beach that changes yearly. The archeology museum at the beach states that it lo..."

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                  • Rhumb Lines

                    "This restaurant has been reasonable and reliable. I like the tuna app and the ropa vieja."

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                  • Maho Bay

                    "This beach is great for people who can't walk far. It is just off the road and parking has ..."

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                  • Miss Lucy’s Restaurant

                    "I love the location of this restaurant, right on the beach. The full moon parties are fun a..."

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                  • Vie's Snack Shack

                    "We go here for the ambiance. East End has a different feel and eating with the chickens is ..."

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                  • Mongoose Junction

                    "I love to look around here. RI Patton's jewelry is a must. The art gallery, Bajo el Sol is..."

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                  • Asolare

                    "Where the guest is considered an inconvenience......Haven't been here in several years after..."

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                  • Hercules Pate Delight -- CLOSED

                  Car: Necessary

                  Clay works, Glass Blowing, Painting classes, Yoga and holistic lectures nearby. Live Music and dancing. National Park hikes, boat rides and lectures. Surrounded By National Park: Hiking from the front door. Bird Watching, Relaxing

                   

                  Manager info

                  Year Purchased: 2000

                  About: We have been traveling to St. John for over thirty years, and our children have come with us since they were born. St. John is home for us: the moment we stepped on the island in the 1970s it just felt right, and we've been coming back every year since. We look forward to sharing our dream home with you!

                  Why Bordeaux Mountain:
                  We fell in love with the Bordeaux Mountain site for Drake's View because of the breathtaking views. We knew that we would build on the site as soon as we saw the vista from this incredible spot(it used to host a hang gliding launch pad!). The villa is located in a perfect central location on the island: close to both the ferry dock and restaurants in downtown Cruz Bay, and to the more relaxed vibes and great snorkeling in Coral Bay.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
                  Drake's View has the view voted by Caribbean Travel Magazine as 'the best in the Caribbean,' and ample patios and terraces from which to enjoy the vista, stargaze, and enjoy the sunset. Drake's View has incredible terraced gardens on site, great birdwatching, and is walking distance from the famous Reef Bay Trail and other hiking on Bordeaux Mountain. It is a short drive to both the North Shore beaches (5 min. to closest beach) and the more secluded beaches on the East End. Also, unlike some beach-side rentals which are often buggy and hot, Drake's View is blessed with a constant breeze!


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                  Speaks: english, french, italian

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                  Photos

                  • Dine & lounge overlooking the award-winning vista at Drake's View

                    Dine & lounge overlooking the award-winning vista at Drake's View

                  • The great room with doors to the covered porch and view of the British Virgins

                    The great room with doors to the covered porch and view of the British Virgins

                  • The wraparound Bar Area in the Great Room with vista

                    The wraparound Bar Area in the Great Room with vista

                  • Mango bedroom with kind size Tempurpedic, private bath, & stunning views

                    Mango bedroom with kind size Tempurpedic, private bath, & stunning views

                  • The White Bedroom, with King Size Tempurpedic bed and private bath & patio

                    The White Bedroom, with King Size Tempurpedic bed and private bath & patio

                  • Turquoise Bedroom: featuring King size Tempurpedic or two singles & private bath

                    Turquoise Bedroom: featuring King size Tempurpedic or two singles & private bath

                  • Cottage bedroom with king size Tempurpedic, and private bath & patio

                    Cottage bedroom with king size Tempurpedic, and private bath & patio

                  • A view of the front side of the villa (& solar panels) from down Bordeaux Mtn.

                    A view of the front side of the villa (& solar panels) from down Bordeaux Mtn.

                  • The view from the hot tub

                    The view from the hot tub

                  • The entrance to Drake's View complete with lush tropical landscaping

                    The entrance to Drake's View complete with lush tropical landscaping

                  • This is one of the dining areas overlooking the East End and the BVI's

                    This is one of the dining areas overlooking the East End and the BVI's

                  • The spacious kitchen: ample counterspace, Corian countertops, & breakfast area

                    The spacious kitchen: ample counterspace, Corian countertops, & breakfast area

                  • All bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms

                    All bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms

                  • Each ensuite bathroom features a custom tiled walk in shower

                    Each ensuite bathroom features a custom tiled walk in shower

                  • View of the private cottage through the lush plantings around the villa

                    View of the private cottage through the lush plantings around the villa

                  • Gorgeous terraced gardens surround the villa

                    Gorgeous terraced gardens surround the villa

                  • Local art is featured in each room of the villa

                    Local art is featured in each room of the villa

                  • Sunrise from the Mango bedroom

                    Sunrise from the Mango bedroom

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                  Date last modified - Tuesday, December 16, 2014

                  $575 - $950 per night (USD)
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                  4 Bedroom / 4.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

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                  Minimum stay: 4 nights
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                  Speaks: english, french, italian
                  • Calendar last updated: 11/18/2014
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