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"We've been visiting St. John since the mid-80's and have rented on every part eventually purchasing a lot on Majestic Mile. Based on our experience we were looking for a villa with down island views above Coral Bay but without the extra drive around the bay since we knew we'd make daily trips to the North Shore beaches and Cruz Bay. We chose Villa Carolina for the huge views - Coral Bay and all the way around to Jost, the vanishing edge pool/patio, the outdoor stone showers and the layout which is ideal for 2 couples. It's on the ridgeline on the uphill side of Majestic Mile. By coincidence it's just east of our lot so we were also looking forward to getting design ideas and a sense of what our views would be.
Sharon has done a magnificent job of designing and building a villa that is appropriate for the island terrain and nestled into the side of the ridge (unlike some of recent monstrosities). She took advantage of the views and used local and imported building materials like local "blue bitch" stone and thick Brazilian hardwood French doors. It is a long and difficult building process on St. John so we took notice of all the little details Sharon incorporated into the design, construction and landscaping. There is an auto-opening wrought iron gate at the entrance and although the uphill driveway starts steep the lot flattens and there is a parking pad for multiple Jeeps.
In addition to the identical suites on either side of the main room there's a third full suite on the lower level for kids or a third couple. Given the perfect weather and the lack of bugs at this elevation we left the five, arched, double French doors that open to the pool/patio open all the time which makes the entire front of the villa open to the outdoors. The morning sun rising over the BVI floods into the bedrooms and at night we enjoyed the moon and the stars over the SFD Channel.
This is a real second home for Sharon and she visits often which means that you aren't staying in a stripped down investment rental, it's Sharon's home and she has furnished and stocked it with the best of everything... Tommy Bahama themed furniture, top quality large and small appliances, tons of cookware and utensils, quality linens, the best patio furniture and all the extras like beach chairs, coolers, etc.
Villa Carolina is a gem and Sharon is a delightful owner. We'll be back!"
Guest: AnonymousDate of Stay: December 2014Review Submitted: December 15, 2014
"We've been to St. John many times. Our stay at the cottage was great, and the location is ideal for visiting many of the bays on the island. We stayed as a couple plus a friend in the extra bedroom. The view is fantastic at all times, and the constant breezes make the climate ideal. There are lots of good stores and restaurants nearby in Coral Bay. Tom and Dee are welcoming, knowledgeable, and extremely helpful with everything from snorkel and eating spot advice to sunscreen and safety pins. We definitely plan to return."
Guest: Snorkel FanaticsDate of Stay: April 2015Review Submitted: April 15, 2015
"We have been vacationing in St. John for several years and have been searching for the perfect villa. We found it in Vista Cielo. From the three master suites to the well appointed kitchen, it has it all. The layout was well planned, allowing for privacy for each of the bedroom suites. The architecture was impressive and designed for privacy outside as well as inside. It has one of the largest pools we've seen, with a breathtaking view. Having Brenda as a local contact for any unexpected needs was a plus, but not necessary as the villa had everything we wanted. The location is ideal - an upscale neighborhood not far from town or the beaches. You will not be disappointed."
Guest: Tina D.Date of Stay: October 2014Review Submitted: December 17, 2014
"We visited St John on our honeymoon 14 years ago and this time we went back with our kids. No regrets! We rented this beautiful 1 bedroom condo for our family of 4. The sofa bed worked out great for the two kids (ages 11, 12). The condo was beautiful and very spacious. All the amenities you need - full kitchen, w/d, tvs and pool/hot tub was magnificent with great views of Cruz Bay too. This is a perfect location to walk to any restaurant or shopping in Cruz Bay and Mongoose Junction. We rented a Jeep (St. John Jeep Rental) for the week and visited many beaches - Trunk Bay (great), Cinnamon Bay (great), Maho Bay (swim with turtles in the morning - so awesome), Honeymoon Beach - probably our favorite beach - awesome snorkeling, water sport rentals available - great price. Coral Bay too - but only for lunch. We also did a BVI snorkel tour with Bad Kitty - Amazing!!! The VRBO owner and island property manager were very organized and informative for our stay. I highly recommend this property."
Guest: AnonymousDate of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 21, 2015