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"We highly recommend IDelfini for a relaxing and very quiet and private stay on St. John. We knew most of the great beaches are not right there near fish bay (but great view), so we reserved/rented a jeep (all tolled $593/week) and went to a different beach each day to snorkel or take a hike (reef bay and Ram head) The beauty of St. John is being able to choose a different great beach every day for weeks. Katha and Vezio are awesome hosts and the apartment was very clean, updated and equipped. Vezio picked us up at the passenger dock at 10:30pm when we arrived and still gave us a quick tour. Katha gave us another briefing on things to do and delivered us to the rental car agency the next day. More like friends than landlords. You could hear occasional footsteps from above, but otherwise being under their home was no problem. Other things we liked: use of beach chairs, teak interior doors/trim, Virgin island travel books, lots of fans, big deck with lounge chairs, open, well ventilated space, close parking, water filter jug in fridge, open shower, and as much privacy as we wanted. If you want a beachfront or place right in town, this is not it. If you want to enjoy the serenity of St. John with a beautiful view, island foliage, close access and comfortable privacy, IDelfini is your place."
Guest: BrentDate of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: May 19, 2015
"Let the journey begin! Day one: land on St Thomas at 3:40, last ferry to St. John 6:00. MY wife and I go to the rental car counter and the lady says I see you reserved a 4X4, sorry we are out. Well I have to have a 4x4, ok we should have one in half an hour or so. At 5:00 she tells us still no 4x4 but I can give you this Rave 4 which is all wheel drive and should work fine for you. So running out of time we go with it. Made it to the ferry on time, headed to St John. First stop Starfish for groceries then off to our home in paradise. Finally to the drive way to Surf Sound Cottage about 7:30 and its now dark. First attempt up the drive about ten yards, second attempt about twenty yards. We are dead in the water, on dry steep land! We dig our tennis shoes out of our bags and proceed to lug out luggage and groceries up the mountain driveway approximately 150 yrds. After three trips its now about 9:00 and we are heating up frozen home made spaghetti that we brought form home. Sitting on the star light porch eating and laughing, what could we do. About the frozen spaghetti, we packed frozen meats in a collapsible cooler and put it in our luggage as you don't need a lot of clothes. Every thing was still frozen solid twelve hours later. Day two: had the rental car co. bring us a 4x4. For the next nine days we were up with the sun (5:15 or so). Here are our thoughts on the beaches of St. John. Little Lameshire Bay is close to the house and was the first to be explored. Down a rough dirt road but worth the drive. Salt Pond Bay also close to the house and one of our favorites. Quarter mile hike, saw green sea turtles as well as the usual tropical fish. North beaches are awesome. Phyllis is a runner so we parked at Leinster Bay and while she was running for about an hour I was packing our snorkel gear to the point at Waterlemon Cay. Snorkeling around this small island (Waterlemon) we saw a nurse shark snoozing under a rock and all the usual tropical fish. This was by far the best snorkel spot but keep in mind you need to be a strong swimmer to do this one. For an easier under water adventure, Francis Bay is perfect. Walk as far as you can to the right, enter the water and you will see lots of turtles, rays, conch, and a nurse shark. Explore them all!! We would get there early to avoid the crowds, then drive the island to take in its awesome views. By 3:00 each day we were back home to enjoy the cool breezes on the sun deck and ready for a home cooked meal. :)"
Guest: Tom and Phyllis WalkowiakDate of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 23, 2015
"Location near Cruz Bay was excellent as was the view from the deck. Accommations are more than adequate and the house was well stocked with the necessary ammenities including chairs, coolers and some snorkeling equipment. This enabled us to explore the island (particularly for paddleboarding and snorkeling) from this excellent home base and quickly get to Cruz Bay for dinners and shopping. The party ranged from 5 to 68 years and, accordingly, I would recommend it for many different groups except for tourists without cars."
Guest: Leonard R.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: August 10, 2015
"We travel to St John annually and have tried many locations on the island. We prefer the less populated areas and Catherineberg wins our vote for best location. Cinnamon Tarn has the perfect layout for two couples with the bedrooms situated on either end of the living area for privacy. The bathrooms are great with large garden showers. In the past we have rented a house with a pool but have found that the water is usually too cold to enjoy. The hot tub was a great alternative. We loved watching the boat traffic in Francis Bay and Drake's channel. To do so I recommend that you bring binoculars. The kitchen had everything we needed (we cooked in several times to enjoy the view) and the laundry room was a bonus for those of us who travel lightly. The road to get to the house is a little rough but definitely worth the drive. Any issues that we had were handled promptly by Mark and staff. Looking forward to next year."
Guest: Kay B.Date of Stay: January 2015Review Submitted: February 5, 2015