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Recent USVI/St. John reviews
Cruz Bay Cottage
"I have no hesitation to recommend this cottage to anybody reading this review. We had a perfect vacation and all aspects of the experience exceeded my expectations. What you will get is a quaint cottage on a hillside with a spectacular view. The bed was as comfortable as anything offered in the best hotel. The cottage, although compact, is perfect for two people. The chairs on the porch provide a comfortable place to relax as you watch the ferries come and go and the sun setting in the distance. If I were to say anything negative, (to give balance to this "review"), is that the road from town to the cottage does not have a sidewalk or really any room to walk along without worrying about the traffic. But this is hardly the owner's fault. We had a car so it was not a problem for us and when going the quarter mile or so into town we drove and parked at the car rental lot. I have to also mention how Janet met us at the ferry, brought us to the cottage and then took us to the car rental. That was really nice and much appreciated. We had no reason to call Janet during our stay because there was no need. It was comforting, nonetheless to know she or her husband were only minutes away if we needed something. The cottage was clean and organized and well equipped. I did not seem to be able to get comfortable on the wicker couch or chair in the "living room", but that had the benefit of moving me to the best place, the porch. The cottage has air conditioning which might be more efficient if there were glass windows. We used the air conditioner briefly to cool the place off as we had just ice and snow. Coming from the Midwest, I could not really quite understand the Caribbean Island design of louvers and shutters. (But then again if I lived where it never got cold or snowed I might forego glass windows too). Each window, had a good screen and either wood or metal louvers or shutters. What more do you need! All in all, this little architectural detail added to the exquisite charm of this place. If you want my opinion, you will get everything you see in the pictures or read in the description and more. As for my recommendation, (other than to rent this place), I think to fully explore the island you need a car. My only concession in the overall experience was to drink Coors Light at the local bar on the main street nearby and only because the one dollar price was cheaper than a bottle of water - the two being nearly equivalent in taste. Thank you Janet."
Guest: Frank and DebbieDate of Stay: February 2015Review Submitted: March 11, 2015
"We have been vacationing in St. John for several years and have been searching for the perfect villa. We found it in Vista Cielo. From the three master suites to the well appointed kitchen, it has it all. The layout was well planned, allowing for privacy for each of the bedroom suites. The architecture was impressive and designed for privacy outside as well as inside. It has one of the largest pools we've seen, with a breathtaking view. Having Brenda as a local contact for any unexpected needs was a plus, but not necessary as the villa had everything we wanted. The location is ideal - an upscale neighborhood not far from town or the beaches. You will not be disappointed."
Guest: Tina D.Date of Stay: October 2014Review Submitted: December 17, 2014
Exactly what we needed to escape Pennsylvania winter!
"My husband and I were in desparate need of a warm,welcoming place to escape the PA winter this year.We were very fortunate to find Jane and Larry's Angels Roost. Private,clean, with lush surroundings and view of Coral Bay to enjoy with your morning coffee! This studio apartment has all the amenities needed to have a great time on St. John.Felt like coming home after each day's adventures to beaches,hiking, seeing the ruins. Close to grocery and several places to eat out. Jane and Larry are very special hosts and we felt it a privilege to share their home on this beautiful island! Hope to get back some day!"
Guest: ToriDate of Stay: April 2015Review Submitted: April 16, 2015
"My husband, two sons and I recently spent a wonderful week in St. John. Moonswept Villa is a truly beautiful home with amazing views. We kept asking ourselves how we could be so lucky to have found such a wonderful vacation rental. First, the home is immaculate inside and out. From the moment you arrive you can tell a great deal of effort goes into maintaining this home. The main living area allows you to see the amazing view no matter where you sit, and it never got old. We ate dinner at the villa every night because we could not resist the view. We spent early mornings on the patio, took in the beaches during the day, and returned to the villa later in the afternoon to enjoy the pool, hot tub and the view. We did not use the a/c in the bedrooms at all. The cool breezes kept us comfortable all week. The house has everything you need including beach chairs, coolers, plenty of beach towels, basic soaps, etc. The ride up and down Calabash Boom was an adventure every day but you get used to it quickly. You definitely need 4WD. We have rented many lovely homes in multiple locations over the years and Moonswept is among the best. The owners have thought of everything. The rental process is handled with utmost professionalism. Dave was helpful in getting us settled, and he was available but never intrusive. Thank you Terre and Gary for sharing this special place with us."
Guest: Kimberly S.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: June 27, 2015