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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
"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
"My husband and I recently stayed at Sun's Kiss for a week. We definitely agree with the other reviews about spectacular views, spacious apartment, great location, etc. In addition the landscape has beautiful tropical plants and flowers along with a water feature on the stone steps from the deck down to where you can park your car. One of my favorite things to do was to walk down to the water feature in the early morning. That is when many birds are coming there for much needed drinks of water. Antillean crested hummingbirds will dart by and sometimes hover close to you. You can get a great close up view and see the brilliant colors in their crests if the lighting is just right. Along with the hummingbirds there are banana-quits and Lesser Antillean bull finches. We were also lucky to have a mating pair of kestrels (sparrow hawks) that would hang out in a nearby tree.
I especially loved the empty coconut shell hanging by our door that would miraculously be filled with flowers every morning. Gary is such a thoughtful host and I also enjoyed
spending time with his mother, Charlette. We look forward to staying there whenever we return to St. John."
Guest: Jean and MikeDate of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: April 3, 2015
"Villa Mahr had enough space for 2 adults and 4 kids (they really enjoyed the outside bedroom). The views were beautiful. We used the grill several nights to cook our own dinners. Large pool was great, especially after a day in the ocean. Owner was very accommodating & even rented us his Suzuki for the week at a very good price. We would recommend this villa to anyone visiting St John!"
Guest: ChristineDate of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: June 10, 2015
"We just returned from a week in this beautiful home. The condo is fully equipped with everything for a perfect stay...beach chairs, coolers, comfortable furnishings and an awesome view.
It is walking distance to all of the restaurants and bars in Cruz Bay, as well as the docks, making getting to excursions really easy. Rent a jeep to get to the best beaches, and you don't have to worry about parking because there is a reserved space under the building.
The all day trip to Virgin Gorda with Bad Kitty is a must-do. The St John Villa Company arranged that for us, and can handle everything else to make your trip perfect.
We will be back!"
Guest: Janice K.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: August 2, 2015