"This is our 4th visit to St. John and Almost Heaven is by far the most beautiful villa we have ever stayed in.....it is truly AMAZING! When we walked into this lovely home, we immediately knew it was built with fine craftsmanship & expertise. We admired all the beautiful details of the villa such as the stone walls adorned with beautiful sea shells, the unique tile work throughout, the open ceilings, the incredible screened-in porches with magnificent views of coral bay....really enjoyed those breath taking views while having meals on the large & spacious porch. The villa also has a large, beautiful pool & hot tub & 2 outdoor showers. It has a quality grill that we often used to grill hamburgers, chicken and brats for dinner. I appreciated that the stairs leading down to the lover level were built inside (instead of outside) the house (we have kids). The kitchen is well equipped with dishes, silverware, pot/pans, glasses (plastic & glass), cooking utensils, etc. There is a Keurig coffee maker as well as a regular brew coffee maker (great for coffee from St. John Spice located right by the ferry dock on Cruz Bay). There is also a blender we used to make our lime coladas! The appliances all looked new and worked well (over/stove, microwave, toaster, dishwasher, washer/dryer). Beds are very comfortable (extra sheets, blankets and pillows in all the rooms) and lots of cabinet/drawer space for clothing. All of the bedrooms have sliding doors that go out to the beautiful porches as well as air conditioning, ceiling fans and safes. There are plenty of towels (kitchen, bath and beach) available as well as coolers and beach chairs. The villa was very clean and had extra soap and toilet paper. The driveway to the villa is a bit steep and intimidating at first (rent a four wheel drive vehicle) however, after driving up and down a couple of times, it was not a bother. When we first arrived at the Villa, Sylvester the property manager gave us the keys and showed us around. He was very kind and helpful and answered all our questions. Deirdre, the person we worked with prior to our stay was also very nice and great to work with!! Staying here really made our vacation special. After a day at the beach, we looked forward to returning to the villa to relax and take in the view. A special thank you to Sylvester and the Clancy family for making our stay on St. John so fabulous! We'll be back!!"
Date of Stay: April 2015
Review Submitted: April 26, 2015