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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
Recent Cruz Bay reviews
An incredible villa in Paradise!!
"We loved this villa from the moment we pulled through the gate and saw the gorgeous flowers and fountain. The villa is high on a mountainside with beautiful views of Cruz Bay below. It is beautifully furnished both inside and out. We enjoyed the outdoor living spaces as much as the indoor! We found it very clean and well-maintained, and although we encountered no problems, we were content knowing that there was a very capable property manager a phone call away. In fact, she met our group at the ferry and acquainted us with the property and the island.
The three master suites are very comfortable with their own attached bathrooms -- one has its own balcony as well. The fourth bed is a pull-out couch located on a loft (with its own bathroom) up a very steep spiral staircase. While it doesn't afford much privacy, we found the mattress on the pull out couch to be very comfortable. It would be difficult for young children or the elderly to navigate the steps to the fourth sleeping area. However, the plus side to this "bedroom" is that it has an incredible balcony with sweeping views of Cruz Bay!
The villa is furnished with so many amenities including beach bags, beach towels, and beach chairs. There is also a great selection of books, movies, and games. The community pool and clubhouse is located a decent walk from the villa, but is a very nice area. Because this villa is so high up on a mountain, it is not walkable to town or beaches. You will definitely need to rent a vehicle -- preferably a Jeep to navigate the mountainous roads.
You absolutely will not be disappointed with this incredible property. We stayed at the Westin last year, but liked this FAR better!! Thank you for allowing us to rent it and maintaining it so well!"
Guest: FifferDate of Stay: January 2015Review Submitted: January 24, 2015
"There were 4 couples in our group and there was plenty of room for all. Bedrooms and baths were spacious and outdoor areas were great. The villa is located within a 5 minute drive to Cruz Bay. Owner and villa rep Stacey were excellent to deal with. This villa would also be perfect for families traveling with small children as all bedrooms have inside access. Close proximity to Cruz Bay would be excellent for teenagers who would not mind the walk. Views are beautiful and you could drive to beaches with 10-15 minutes. Villa is as pictured. I plan on visiting St. John again and I would definitely stay at Villa Venturoso again."
Guest: maria f.Date of Stay: November 2014Review Submitted: December 12, 2014
"This was my 6th trip to St John and Palm Breezes was one of the nicest places I've stayed. Very clean and comfortable. The kitchen had everything we needed. The welcome package was very appreciated, especially after a very long cross country trip with an infant! The ice maker was definitely a plus--no need to go to the store for ice for the cooler every other day! Enjoyed coffee on the balcony every morning, watching the harbor and Cruz Bay wake up--the view is fantastic. Didn't think we'd need a pool with all those world class beaches but it was nice to take a quick dip whenever I wanted to. We happened to be there when Tropical Storm Erica hit and the management company was extremely helpful in making sure we were safe and secure during the worst of it. We rented a jeep for the longer drives to the beaches but walked to dinner and shopping in Cruz Bay. The Condo is very close to everything. Best value I've found."
Guest: Julie L.Date of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: September 24, 2015
"We stayed at the fantastic Riley’s Retreat July 2015, with a total of 8 in our party -- 2 adults and 6 children (12-20 years old). This beautiful villa is the perfect vacation home for families with children. The owners were so gracious and accommodating, answering our many questions about the house and things to do -- down to the smallest detail, like which supermarkets to go to on the island. The house was super comfortable, beautifully appointed and had literally everything we needed for our week’s stay. The kitchen was fully stocked with pots, pans, spices, platters, toaster, coffee maker -- everything we needed to prepare meals for our party of 8. We enjoyed wonderful days at the various beautiful beaches around the island and some nice hiking. After our long, fun days, we retreated back to the villa to enjoy the deck with its scenic views, lovely sunsets, beautiful pool, hot tub and pool table. The villa’s caretaker, Austin, was so pleasant and was there if we had any questions. Austin’s restaurant/bar in Cruz Bay (Castaway’s) was great for delicious burgers (try the donut burger!) and drinks for the adults – all at a reasonable prices. We weren’t sure about the villa being located only 1.5 miles from Cruz Bay, but this worked out great for us and proved to be very convenient for dining, shopping and supermarket runs. We read a few reviews prior to arrival about traffic noise from Centerline Ave. and roosters. We barely heard any street noise (the home is on a hillside), and the roosters didn’t wake us (we heard roosters all around the island). The common areas were cooled by nice breeze from the windows and ceiling fans, which were also in the bedrooms, although we did turn on the A/C in the bedrooms for sleeping. We were never hot in the home even though it was the middle of July. We had a wonderful and easy experience and would highly recommend Riley’s Retreat. We would definitely stay at Riley’s Retreat again in the future."
Guest: T.B.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: August 21, 2015