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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 USVI/St. John reviews

  • The Perfect Villa on St. John

    "Drake's view is truly the perfect place to stay on the magical Island of St. John. It is difficult to choose the best aspect of this fabulous villa, but the view probably wins. You see down the whole of the Sir Francis Drake Passage to Virgin Gorda, and the huge glass windows and porches attached to every bedroom and the great room make the view an ever-present feature of life at Drake's view. The view also enhances the wonderful gardens, on which the owners have worked hard for many years, and the beautifully located hot tub and heated pool. As avid snorkelers who have found St. John's the best snorkeling site in the Caribbean, we loved the central location, which allowed us relatively quick access to every beach and snorkeling site (and restaurant) on the island. We snorkeled every day, and loved it, returning to relax at Drake's View to read or just enjoy the pool, gardens, and, always, the fabulous views. The architecture is also outstanding: not the usual rental villa, but a carefully thought-out set of buildings inspired by Caribbean architecture, with a great room (including kitchen, living spaces, and more formal dining area) that is the most beautifully designed and decorated spaces I've seen on the entire island. Add to this the tireless updating of the many amenities (no small feat on this isolated island) and the unmatched skill and helpfulness of the managers, and you have the perfect destination on St. John. We hope to return, and would recommend this villa most enthusiastically to anyone."
    Guest: Dan Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: January 25, 2015
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  • Great host, close in location. Love the place.

    "About the location: Great close in location close enough and far enough to Cruz Bay. We are a family of 4 with 10 and 12 years old girls. It's a 15 minutes walk to Cruz Bay. From the Saint John Visitor Center to Salamon Beach is a 20 minutes walk on the trail, another 8 minutes to Honeymoon Beach, another 10 minutes to Caneel resort. You can buy drinks/chips at Honeymoon beach and foods at Caneel resort. Due to the steep hill, walking back is harder but you get used to it the second time. 7 minutes walk to Candi for great BBQ. Many great restaurants are in town. Cruz Landing has the best Bushwacker and happy hour appetizers. We stayed late in town to enjoy the music and the festivities. Because of the location, we do not need to rent a jeep. We took Taxi to Trunk Bay and Cinnamon Bay. About the property: Great little place. Clean with all the things you ever need. We traveled twice a year and always used VRBO but this is the first place that we feel like we have every thing we need. Feel like home actually. About the hosts: Don't know what else to say except they are the best with great communication during the booking. You always feel the hosts are close enough and available if you need anything and yet far enough to give you the time to enjoy your vacation. The Drive around the island and the trip to the market weres an unexpected bonus."
    Guest: finecognac Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 2, 2015
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  • The best rental in St. John

    "My family and spent my birthday week in this magnificent house. This home is incredible. We have traveled to a lot of places, but this is by far the most beautiful home ever. The view, the interior decorating, every room has so many unique touches, it is truly breathtaking. We cannot wait to return. Don, you were so accommodating and helpful with making our week, the perfect vacation. Thank you so much for sharing this palace with us. We had the time of our lives."
    Guest: coolva Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 28, 2014
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  • Greatest view ever!!

    "Palm Vista is spectacular and the view is even better than advertised! This is the only place we have ever stayed with unobstructed ocean views on both the sunrise and sunset. Bring a great camera! The villa is clean, modern and well equipped. Michael and Shawmos (our canine host) are attentive and gracious hosts as well. I Highly recommend Palm Vista!"
    Guest: Eddie T Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: December 26, 2014
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