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"Our first trip to St. John was simply AWESOME, and made much more so by our stay at Drake's View. Aptly named, the views from this magnificent home tucked into the side of Bordeaux Mountain were spectacular, and the plush accommodations and private surroundings of this incredible find were more than we expected.
From the island's various hiking trails, numerous choices of aquamarine bays with beautiful beaches and incredible snorkeling...to Drake's View's fabulous landscaped pool and hot tub, spacious living environment, and sleeping to the open-windowed breezes off Coral Bay, this was truly "a little bit of paradise".
For family gatherings, groups of friends, Drake's View and St. John has it all. We would return in a heartbeat, and very much look forward to planning our next trip down."
Guest: MarkDate of Stay: January 2015Review Submitted: February 10, 2015
"My wife and I stayed here for the second year in a row and it exceeded our expectations yet again. The property was spotless when we arrived and provide an escape away from any crowds, it was our own personal estate on top of a mountain! The grounds are gorgeous and extremely well maintained. We spent half of our time at the house grilling on the amazing back porch and the other half arguing over who got to use the outdoor shower. Pam provides everything you could need from beach towels to pots and pans or grilling supplies along with a fantastic array of Caribbean spices which was a great perk. I was also completely confident that if anything did go wrong with the property, Pam would be there in a flash to rectify it immediately, she really cares about her guests and wants to ensure you have a fantastic time.
I imagine some people might say," I need a private pool!" but there are beaches everywhere, you can get there in 10 minutes, and I didn't come to the Caribbean for a pool! We spent everyday at the beach but looked forward to coming back and falling asleep to the cool mountain breezes and seclusion away from everything. We have rented other properties on St. John and while all of them had great outdoor areas, Bay Grove stands out for the beautiful interior and the fact that it really feels like your own piece of paradise.
Needless to say I will be back as soon as I can and can't believe there is ever an opening in their calendar."
Guest: JDDate of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: March 28, 2015
"Well, it is day one of Skyflower withdrawal and we are doing as good as can be expected for leaving behind paradise for home in the midwest! We are expecting our first baby this year, so our focus for this vacation was the perfect, romantic week to celebrate our last months as a two person family. A lot of research went into finding our paradise, and we cannot believe how beyond expectations this trip was for us.
Pictures and words cannot even begin to express the true beauty of the Skyflower property. It is so much more than what is presented in this listing (everything listed is completely accurate). The minute we exited our jeep and headed down the stairs to Skyflower Suite, we knew we had found something special. No matter where we went on the island, nothing rivaled the view right outside our door from the expansive deck. But the view is not limited to breakfasts with Jan's delicious homemade banana muffins with tea or reading out on the deck - the view can be seen from the living area, kitchen, outdoor shower, and even lying in the comfortable king sized bed. There is nothing like waking up and looking out the door to see a beautiful sunrise over the surrounding islands.
To say Bill and Jan were gracious hosts is an understatement. I am so glad our time in St. John overlapped with the time they spend on the island. Besides being a wealth of knowledge for St. John, they are such genuine and nice people. Our stay would not have been as perfect as it was without their guidance to the best beaches, restaurants, etc., and we thoroughly enjoyed conversations with them on their deck. They hosted a cocktail hour with us before dinner one night, which was great. They even had a small gift for us (the most adorable sea turtle onesie for our future daughter)!
We would not hesitate to recommend this property to anyone considering a trip to the Coral Bay side of St. John. For first timers like us, do not let the advice of "there's not as much to do on the Coral Bay side" fool you. We ate at a different restaurant every night, there is a small plaza with shops, restaurants, and a grocery store right at the bottom of the street from the property and many other attractions on the east side of the island are only a 10-15 minute drive. We did not return to the Cruz Bay side until it was (sadly)P time to leave.
Thank you so much Bill and Jan for a wonderful experience! We are truly grateful for everything and hope to see you again in the future!"
Guest: haleyDate of Stay: April 2015Review Submitted: May 1, 2015
"We really enjoyed the villa once we got there. I will admit that the drive up was a little daunting and my husband didn't sleep well the first night due to worrying that we wouldn't make it back up the driveway. After the first expedition out, we felt much more at ease. He became a pro at backing into the steep driveway. We LOVED the beauty of the villa. The pool was lovely. We appreciated the beach chairs and the cooler that were available for our use. We just wish we had more time to experience more of St. John."
Guest: Donna E.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: July 2, 2015