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Recent USVI/St. John reviews

  • Exactly what we'd build.

    "We've been visiting St. John since the mid-80's and have rented on every part eventually purchasing a lot on Majestic Mile. Based on our experience we were looking for a villa with down island views above Coral Bay but without the extra drive around the bay since we knew we'd make daily trips to the North Shore beaches and Cruz Bay. We chose Villa Carolina for the huge views - Coral Bay and all the way around to Jost, the vanishing edge pool/patio, the outdoor stone showers and the layout which is ideal for 2 couples. It's on the ridgeline on the uphill side of Majestic Mile. By coincidence it's just east of our lot so we were also looking forward to getting design ideas and a sense of what our views would be. Sharon has done a magnificent job of designing and building a villa that is appropriate for the island terrain and nestled into the side of the ridge (unlike some of recent monstrosities). She took advantage of the views and used local and imported building materials like local "blue bitch" stone and thick Brazilian hardwood French doors. It is a long and difficult building process on St. John so we took notice of all the little details Sharon incorporated into the design, construction and landscaping. There is an auto-opening wrought iron gate at the entrance and although the uphill driveway starts steep the lot flattens and there is a parking pad for multiple Jeeps. In addition to the identical suites on either side of the main room there's a third full suite on the lower level for kids or a third couple. Given the perfect weather and the lack of bugs at this elevation we left the five, arched, double French doors that open to the pool/patio open all the time which makes the entire front of the villa open to the outdoors. The morning sun rising over the BVI floods into the bedrooms and at night we enjoyed the moon and the stars over the SFD Channel. This is a real second home for Sharon and she visits often which means that you aren't staying in a stripped down investment rental, it's Sharon's home and she has furnished and stocked it with the best of everything... Tommy Bahama themed furniture, top quality large and small appliances, tons of cookware and utensils, quality linens, the best patio furniture and all the extras like beach chairs, coolers, etc. Villa Carolina is a gem and Sharon is a delightful owner. We'll be back!"
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: December 15, 2014
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  • Swiss Family Robinson

    "We felt like the Swiss Family Robinson in our little tree house in the jungle on the side of a mountain! Tree Frog Cottage was the perfect place for us to stay - 2 adults an 2 tweens. Awesome views and glorious sunrises. Coral Bay is a great location - easy to get to North and South shore beaches, good restaurants and Cruz Bay. This was our first time to the Carribean. St John is truly paradise - 80's, sunshine, sandy beaches lined with palm trees and mangrooves, the warm water is amazing - Caribbean Blue is a real gorgeous color - coral reefs filled with colorful fish and turtles. Every beach was beautiful! A 4 wheel drive jeep is a must for the steep, switchbacks and dirt roads. Watch out for donkeys, chickens, sheep, goats, mongoose, deer etc. Best Restaurant: Aqua Bistro, Best Coral Reef: WaterLemon Key, Best Hike: L'Esperance with National Parks (best deal too), Maho Bay: most turtles. Anaberg & ruins during hike: Best Ruins. One suggeston - Tree Frog sign at driveway should be moved so you see it coming down the hill - too far to the left - we missed it at night 1st time driving there. St. John: a family vacation we will never ever forget!"
    Guest: 4wielers Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: May 2, 2014
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  • Relaxing, affordable Coral Bay cottage

    "Great cottage for our family of four (two children ages 10 & 12). It is in a peaceful and quiet location. We slept like babies, listening to the sound of waves and nature. The owners supply everything besides food, including sheets, bath towels, beach towels, kitchen supplies. The beds all have soft mattress covers under the sheets. There is a clothes line to hang wet clothes and towels. The caretaker is easily reachable by telephone. The house is not in the middle of the tourist areas, and is a little off the beaten path. However, the island is small enough that it can be crossed in 20 minutes. We spent our days going to different north shore beaches, then happily returned to the cottage. There are very good restaurants nearby, and several food stores. The owners are very responsive and accommodating. In short, we have nothing negative to say and had a fabulous time."
    Guest: LauraNY Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: December 28, 2014
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  • Great House with Perfect Views

    "I stayed with my husband and four children (ages 11,9,8 and 5) at Hart Bay Ridge recently. We had a wonderful vacation and enjoyed the home very much. The house has everything a family needs to live comfortably, plus lots of extras (pool toys, beach chairs, coolers etc.) When we arrived I found the house very clean and we had no problems while we vacationed. The views from the porch are amazing and though we spent most of out days at the beaches it was nice to come back to HartRidge and relax by the pool. Hilarie was wonderful to work with and I would recommend this home for anyone looking to enjoy the beauty and tranquility of St. John."
    Guest: Rose L. Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: May 5, 2014
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