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Recent USVI/St. John reviews

  • Wonderful cottage close to Cruz Bay

    "My wife and I spent two weeks on St. John, with a week in Coral Bay and a week at Gecko House. As small as the island is, we had totally different experiences and both were totally enjoyable. Gecko House was a perfectly comfortable home and Andrea and Joel were wonderful hosts. We especially appreciated the close easy access to Cruz Bay which allowed us to sample the night-life, yet have an easy drive back home after dark. The cottage itself had all the amenities we needed and then a little more. We were surprised how much we enjoyed the hot tub in the tropical climate, providing a perfect place for star-gazing, enjoying the garden, and relaxing weary muscles after a challenging St. John hike. Before arriving we questioned whether we would like having a screened porch rather than a deck but it was great - very private and you still felt like you were outside with a great view of Fish Bay. Although the cottage is close to the main house, they are situated in such a way that it is still very private. Andrea and Joel always respected our privacy but were handy if we needed some equipment, directions or recommendations. Andrea even arranged a sailing trip with friend Ken and they joined us for a fun day of sailing and snorkeling. We plan to return in the future, hopefully for a longer stay."
    Guest: James K. Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: May 18, 2014
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  • Loved this place!

    "I was really surprised by the previous negative review. We found the cottage immaculate, with everything in working order..the outdoor shower was even clean as can be! The whole cottage is very charming....tile floors on both levels...the upstairs bedroom has cathedral ceilings and was huge. Great screened in porch and it's a short 15 minute drive into town. Marc was great to work with and very prompt in returning my calls and e-mails. One mistake that was made by me was renting a sedan...the steep hills on the island really require a jeep. My companion and I both fell head over heals in love with St. John and can't wait to return someday...we'll definitely be renting here again!"
    Guest: Jeff V. Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 15, 2014
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  • Beautiful Condo! Excellent location.

    "My wife and I arrived at the Penthouse on our 15th anniversary, July 22. This was our 13th trip to St. John and we've stayed at several different villas. Our expectations were very high based on the reputation of Grande Bay and Im pleased to say this unit exeeded our expectations. The penthouse is beautifully decorated and comfortable, and the view from each of the 3 balconies is better than the pictures. The furniture on the balconies is very comfortable and high quality. Views of the sunset were breathtaking. The term "fully equiped kitchen" is a bit overused and can be a disappointment, but this kitchen was the best equiped the we've had in St. John. The reserved parking spot that goes along with the condo rental is convienently located by the elevator, and when the doors open at the penthouse level you're right at the front door. This is the first time we've stayed in Cruz Bay, and being able to walk to our favorite bars and restaurants in the evening without having to circle around trying to find a parking spot was a huge plus. We will definitely stay there again, and we've already recommended it to our friends."
    Guest: tony b. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 13, 2014
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  • Already Budgeting for Next Year

    "I really hate to start our with a complaint, but where was music from Cases by the Sea? Other than not getting some good Reggae music from the locals, everything was perfect. Clark and Cathy were on vacation during our stay and Jenae and Willis took care of us during our stay. It's going to be hard for Clark and Cathy to beat out their hospitality next year. They checked on us several time to make sure our stay was perfect, which meant a lot. The driveway there, I guess there are times you may need a 4WD but I stopped using it after my 2nd trip up. Definitely want to rent a Jeep but it's really not too bad. Many properties on St John with triple the price tag have much scarier driveways than this road. It's just what comes with vacationing on The Rock. The house temperature was very cool, I got a little chilly is the mornings. No mosquitoes inside and really none outside on the deck. The last 2 days there was a mosquito outbreak on the island (read on Tripadvisor about after heavy rains) due to the rains a week earlier and it never got to bad to finish off the night on the deck. We did use bug spray but much more so on the beaches during our last couple days. The property had everything we needed. Great beach towels, chairs, coolers, grill, ect. (we actually ate out most meals due to the cost of groceries and since it was only 2 of us, it made sense financially) We brought spices and everything but Coral Bay has some really good and decently priced food. Just don't run up a bar tab and you'll be fine. We got several lunches from Pickles deli to take to the beach and had breakfast there a couple times as well. Island Oasis is about as cheap of a place as you will find for a dinner and huge portions that are equally as delicious. You must have the Ponzu Tuna from Aqua Bistro, served only on Friday nights so budget that in your plans and be sure to make a fairly early reservation so they don't run out. Ship Wreck Landing is also a great spot for lunch or dinner and it's a scenic 3 minutes from you. Also, Lucy's is a great place to eat directly on the water. The places mentioned are minutes from the bottom of your almost private mountain. Rent this house if you want to get away from it all but still be in the middle of all the great beaches and eateries. Granted, you will want to make a couple happy hours in Cruz Bay but it's only a 25 minute commute that has breathtaking views a long the way. Just don't book the dates we want before us!"
    Guest: Can we go back already? Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 1, 2014
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