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Recent USVI/St. John reviews

  • Paradise!

    "Our first trip to St. John was simply AWESOME, and made much more so by our stay at Drake's View. Aptly named, the views from this magnificent home tucked into the side of Bordeaux Mountain were spectacular, and the plush accommodations and private surroundings of this incredible find were more than we expected. From the island's various hiking trails, numerous choices of aquamarine bays with beautiful beaches and incredible snorkeling...to Drake's View's fabulous landscaped pool and hot tub, spacious living environment, and sleeping to the open-windowed breezes off Coral Bay, this was truly "a little bit of paradise". For family gatherings, groups of friends, Drake's View and St. John has it all. We would return in a heartbeat, and very much look forward to planning our next trip down."
    Guest: Mark Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: February 10, 2015
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  • 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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  • Great

    "great"
    Guest: Brett H. Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: February 18, 2015
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  • Great for families!

    "We just got back from St John and stayed at Villa Andrea, this was our first house, we've done all from renting a boat to staying at resorts including Caneel Bay and the Westin and Westin Villas. We've been traveling to the Virgin Islands since 1999. St John is by far our favorite island to take kids. The Westin is best for say ages 4-9, but it's very pricy and the staff is luke warm at best there. This Villa has TONS of room, get for teens w downstairs area, we hardly saw them at night! You could have up to 6 kids EASY in this house. OR it would be great for 4 couples. I highly recommend renting a car, this Villa was easy to get to, but driving on St John is not for the novice, switch back roads can be scary. Once you arrive to this home, your breath is taken away by the views, theres a nice breeze, house is very open, pool is good size and deck is huge. Downtown Cruz bay is probably about a 7 minute drive and all of the grocery shopping you need is on St John. I called ahead and got an order for pick up on day of arrival to ease the stress of shopping on arrival night. House was clean, we had one issue w pool but within 2 hours of complaint someone came by and told us what to do. Management was always responsive with rental questions. The only other advise I would have is to consider renting a car in St Thomas, you can take the whole family round trip for $45 to and from STT to St John. This rental would be a great spacious perfectly situated place to bring teens or large families."
    Guest: angelt Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: March 1, 2015
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