"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."
Date of Stay: July 2015
Review Submitted: August 21, 2015