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Recent USVI/St. John reviews
Perfect Family Vacation Home
"Our family of 4, including 2 teenagers, loved this home and is already planning to stay here again during our next trip to St. John. The home overlooks Great Cruz Bay and is private, yet not so secluded that you feel isolated. When you enter the front door, you immediately are awed by the pool and luxury furnishings that create comfortable spaces to relax with great views from any location. The king master bedroom includes a sunroom with a daybed and armchair with ottoman, which are perfect for the morning cup of coffee. The outdoor master shower is private, with visiting hummingbirds and iguanas hanging out in the flowering tree overhead. The first queen bedroom is on the opposite side of the house, with the other outdoor shower and another sunroom furnished with comfortable seating to enjoy the views of St. Thomas and Great Cruz Bay. The third bedroom, also a queen suite, is located downstairs and is accessible from a spiral staircase from the back patio or by an outdoor path just by the front door. My 14 year-old daughter loved her "apartment" down there, but it would not be suitable as a bedroom for younger children unless there was an adult with them because it's not accessible from inside the house. This bedroom was also beautifully furnished with a large indoor shower as well as a sitting room with a partial view of the bay.
The back patio with its lounge chairs and hot tub were where we spent most of our evenings. There were times when we could hear the music from the Westin nearby, and we loved it because we could enjoy it but it wasn't so loud as to be annoying. When we wanted our own music, the SONOS system provided access to any kind of music we wanted. This was something we used every day and found to add a nice perk to the home that we hadn't realized we would have.
The indoor pool was amazing. The water was cool, not cold, and felt great after a day of exploring or as a cool-off while cooking dinner in the kitchen a few feet away. It's about 5 1/2 feet deep at it's deepest, so you would need to keep an eye on younger children because it's very enticing!
Each bedroom has AC with a remote control. The great room and kitchen are not air conditioned, but were comfortable as long as you are not cooking. That's when the indoor pool was nice! The ceiling fans and airflow from the screened doors across the front and back of the house kept the temperature very comfortable.
Thank you, Paula and Skip! We hope to be back!"
Guest: PJAL Date of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: May 25, 2015
"We are back to reality, but so grateful for such a wonderful stay at Secret Seashell!
The secret seashell is a true treasure on St John and, if we are ever able to return to St John, we will be looking to stay there again. The views from everywhere in the house, pool, patio and beautiful landscape were all amazing! The indoor living areas were very clean and comfortable, giving a true feeling of home.
The only challenge which would be good to plan for in advance is the inability to use a cell phone at the house(no signal for AT&T or Verizon). The house phone did not keep a charge (which may be fixed before long) but the Wi-Fi at the house allowed texting, so we were able to work around this to stay in touch with the rest of our family.
We loved the Secret Seashell, and would highly recommend it!!"
Guest: Kathleen L.Date of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: May 29, 2015
"Our family just got back from a fabulous stay at Treetops. This was our first stay in St. John and will not be our last. We were met at the ferry dock and guided to the house, which was off the beaten path. The house was in great shape with lots of privacy. Treetops has many amenities and is very well stocked. Towels, linens, beach chairs, snorkeling equipment, washer/dryer and wifi. The pool and hot tub were in great shape and were nice to come home to after a full day on the beaches. The house even had a nice supply of liquor. Treetops is conveniently located about 10 minutes from Coral Bay or the North Shore beaches. We even found time to hike to the petroglyphs, which are not far away. Overall a great place to stay!"
Guest: Carl & KimDate of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: August 1, 2015
"Look no further ! This is absolutely the best rental villa in coral bay !! We took our children here for our 38 wedding anniversary and we couldn't have picked a better place ! The villa is amazing and decorated so pretty ! Everything we needed was at our disposal and then some ! We went to a different beach everyday and had a ball ! I cannot begin to tell you how amazing it was . We are already planning a time when we can go back to Cliffhanger ! Denise was wonderful to us and helped in so many ways since it was our first visit to st John's . Once we got there Jared and Austin were great ! They made sure we had everything we needed for the week !! Right down the street was the grocery store and several places to eat and shop ! We rented a car from Avis at the airport and took the ferry across from st thomas to St John's . That's the best way to go . Cliffhanger was so welcoming to come home to every night ! We grilled out a lot and bought fresh fish down the road at the local dock . Everything you need is right there ! Wonderful villa , you need not look any more !! Go to Trunk bay first , I promise you will never want to leave ! It was a very special week spent with our children !! Thank you Denise for sharing your beautiful Villa with us ! We will be back ! Sincerely , lydia"
Guest: Lydia G.Date of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: September 14, 2015