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"My wife and I are in our early fifties. We are lifelong best friends and this past summer we took our kids and got married in St. Croix. We stayed in an amazing beachfront Villa and got married on a catamaran. We had a perfect wedding with our family but we also immediately started searching for a place to get away by ourselves.
After narrowing it down to Tortola and St. John we spotted Karensa. The reviews were positive. The pictures were amazing. The price was perfect. It was open for the week we were looking at so we booked it.
As everyone mentioned, Ben is an amazing host and while the pictures and reviews were all glowing, they do not do it justice. That view is a million dollar view! We just couldn’t get enough of relaxing by the pool, watching the sail boats go by and the sun setting over the islands in the background.
Karensa will make you think you are vacationing in the rain forest and at the same time the sound of the ocean and views will remind you that you are just a few steps away from the Caribbean. The villa is very private and the landscaping is stunning. Absolutely loved how they built the villa into the side of the mountain, retaining all of the large boulders as you walk down to the villa.
The villa is very romantic. Rather than “rustic” we found it simple and charming. We spent the entire week soaking up each other, listening to music and getting lost from the real world. No news, no sports, no TV, other than a couple movies in the evening time. It provided everything (which in some cases less is more) that we were looking for.
We have a rule, too many places to see so we don’t normally return. At the end of the trip we both agreed we have to come back to celebrate “us” in the near future. I can’t say this Villa is for everyone but if you value your time with your spouse like I do mine, stop looking.
BTW, we did have some weird issue with the hot tub. It lost water on the first night. Ben came out and looked at it. Ended up filling it up and it didn’t leak anymore during the week. Only other issue was that it was hard to control the cold water in the shower (We LOVED the outdoor shower). Plenty of hot water but hard to get the cold just perfect. I only mention this to try and give a balanced review….seriously, I really struggled to find any issues.
Thanks Ben for the wonderful memories we took home with us. Look forward to returning someday soon!"
Guest: jeff b.Date of Stay: October 2015Review Submitted: November 7, 2015
"My wife and I spent 10 nights at Prettyview in July of 2015 and absolutely loved it! The place is cute as a button, with plenty of room for the two of us and all our dive gear. The view is jaw dropping, and it's only a 10 minute walk down to the beach.
The location is on the north side near the island's eastern tip - so it's about a 20 minute drive to Road Town. There are a few very good eateries 5 minutes away in East End, if you're looking to go out.
Overall the place is very private, very quiet and out of the way. If you are looking for something close to Nanny Key's Blue Water Divers it's about a 35 minute drive (they are the best dive operator on the island) so places near West End may be more convenient, but none will be nicer or a better deal for the money"
Guest: Phil D.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 22, 2015
"What a find! Van Dyke house has authentic and simplistic Caribbean charm. It provides a homely atmosphere in colorful surroundings . It's terrace overlooks beautiful tropical gardens and the most stunning seaview. Along with the sound of the waves from picture perfect Long bay, you are in an environment of pure tranquility... A special place indeed and a perfect base to explore the nearby surroundings of this unspoilt gem. Sam and her team were excellent from start to finish.. We hope to be back!"
Guest: JamesDate of Stay: November 2015Review Submitted: November 20, 2015
"My husband and I stayed at the Magic Castle Villa for 3 nights. This place is truly breathtaking and everything we could have wanted and more. It's private, spacious and well equipped with everything you need. We loved everything about it. Going to sleep listening to the waves and enjoying the constant breeze was so relaxing. It's just a short drive to a wonderful, beautiful beach that we had to ourselves each time we went. It also had great snorkeling which we really enjoyed. Eva is such a wonderful, kind person, and we truly enjoyed getting to know her and Rocket (her lovely dog!). She is extremely helpful, but not at all intrusive. Eva has thought of everything - all the details really make the place special. Our only regret was not being able to stay there longer. It was the perfect place for a romantic anniversary vacation."
Guest: Kristen S.Date of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: July 8, 2015