"This was our first trip to the Virgin Islands, and Alta Vista was so amazing I could not imagine staying anywhere else on the island. Quiet, private, secluded, VIEW! Only noises are the occasional donkey bray, dog bark and lots of Whistling Frogs! We heard some neighbor children once or twice during the week, but we never laid eyes on anyone coming or going near us. The layout was great for us. Master is in main "house" with the kitchen, bathroom (with an outdoor shower) and laundry room. There are identical East and West "suites" that are separate but all on same level as the master and the kitchen. They all share the very large and beautiful pool deck. The living room is upstairs, accessed by an outdoor set of steps. L/R has dining table, wet bar ample seating, and two separate decks, the largest having the BEST view on the island.
-Plenty of bath towels, beach towels, 3 rolling coolers, beach chairs, pump soap for hand washing in all bathrooms, floats for the pool and Maho Bay!-Fireplaces outside and in the LR, which we scoffed at upon arrival but we quickly realized could be useful on a cool breezy evening (can get into the 50's at night in winter on the mtn.) -The pool was gorgeous, clean and well kept. My only complaint was that it could use some resurfacing...the surface is very rough and we ended up with several small abrasions (okay, mostly me) due to carelessness (ahem, libations). - Lots of seating around the pool. -A/C was fantastic in all bedrooms but we really didn't even need them with all the wonderful mountain breezes. -Courtyard was a perfect place to unload all beach gear and hose it down every day. Minimal bugs,(we have more in Atlanta) Beautiful hummingbirds, THE VIEW!!! The house was so pretty. L/R perfect for movie nights (cuz sundown is 7pm.)Screens in kitchen windows let perfect breezes in bc no AC in kitchen. Makes for steamy cooking.
Cons:--The main door going out to the pool sticks something fierce. Lots of slamming of the heavy wooden and glass door was almost too much to handle before my coffee in the mornings. --Those two damn Pearly Eyed Thrashers!! If i had only known to bring my bb gun! NEVER leave the doors open, EVER! Those two raptors will stalk you quietly around the house and wait until they can sneak in the smallest of cracks, then they poop all over everything! --More blankets would be nice.--West bedroom did not have access to a closet. --Lofts in pictures are blocked off and unusable."
Guest: RACHAEL B.
Date of Stay: July 2015
Review Submitted: August 1, 2015