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Recent Northside reviews

  • Perfect St. Thomas Getaway

    "Secret Garden was the perfect girls getaway. The Villa was beautiful with a fully equipted gormet kitchen. Although there are plenty of restaurants in town, the Villa was beautiful and relaxing; we cooked meals out on the balcony using the grill and loved every minute of it. Werner was the perfect host. He had a driver meet us at the airport and although we rented a car, we followed him to the villa to make sure we had no trouble finding it. Keep in mind that driving in ST. Thomas is stressful, they drive on the left. Werner made sure we had what we needed. We spent a day over on St Johns snorkeling Cinnamon Bay, Honeymoon Bay, and Truck Bay. We took a catamaran to the British Virgin Islands where we explored the Baths and did some fantastic snorkeling. We bought at groceries at a little grocery store in Red Hook, I believe the name was Food Town. That said Werner is happy to do your shopping for you and considering the stress in driving around the island-I would suggest you take him up on that!! Werner will also make arrangements to get you anyplace you want to go! Again I would suggest you take him up on it....we drove and we survived but honestly, driving there is quite an adventure of its own! I can highly recommend Secret Garden as a perfect getaway. It was a vacation we hope to repeat, we loved every minute of it🐠🌊"
    Guest: Tracy Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: February 21, 2015
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  • Unique Island Living

    "We stayed here during Christmas week 2014. An escort met us at the airport at the appointed time and guided us to the villa. Peterborg is a very nice quiet area. We enjoyed walking the neighborhood and out to the Point. What a beautiful view! The villa is about 20 minutes from Red Hook. Once we got use to driving island style it wasn't bad. The roads are steep and the driveway does require a two point turn but the rental minivan got the job done. The villa is as pictured. It was pleasant to leave the screen doors open and listen to the water. We relaxed in the hammock each day. It was fun to watch the hummingbirds and butterflies flutter in the bushes. We did not cook in the villa but the kitchen seemed to be well stocked. We did use the snorkel equipment. It was nice to not have to rent gear for the week. Having beach towels and a cooler provided were also appreciated. The sun deck was most pleasant with an unobstructed view of the Bay. The villa is stocked with a few board games, DVDs, lots of books and CDs. As another reviewer mentioned, there is another building that is a part of the complex but not included in the rental. This unit does have a view of the rental's outdoor deck and pool area. It was empty during our stay. If renting again, I would inquire if this building would be occupied. The owner responded to email and phone calls quickly and answered all our questions. There are two reasons I did not rate the property five stars. The lower bedroom smelled a bit musty. There was a dehumidifier in the room but it was broken. Running the AC helped. Also, there are motion sensor lights on the lower level that did not always operate. It was difficult to navigate the steps in the dark. Overall, this villa is a great value. We enjoyed our stay and would stay here again."
    Guest: Renee S. Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 12, 2015
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  • Excellent Villa, great view!

    "Carolyn was extremely accomadating...my party had a great time here! The villa is comfertable and clean. The property is a little out the way and the hills are insane. YOU MUST GET A FOUR WHEEL DRIVE VEHICLE! We traded in our Ford Focus after the first day for a Jeep, big difference, especially in the rain. I would definitely come back."
    Guest: Gerard1 Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 14, 2014
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  • Wonderful and hospital

    "This place is on the North Side where the regular folk live. It's great, as its quiet from the bustle of the town. If you want to go to town its a 15 minute drive. Hulls Bay is where the locals hang out and everyone was very kind. Definitely have the blackened shrimp tacos there. The place is clean and decorated nicely. Joe was a superb host, meeting us at the airport and then showing us the ropes. His years and experience as a sea captain makes him an ideal host. If you leave late in the day he is sure to leave the lights on for your safe arrival later in the evening. Kitchen had nice dished and cooking pots, which is not necessary the norm in a VRBO and a welcome surprise. Breakfast with the view of the harbor and mountains can't be missed and we were lucky to have a rainbow on our last day. Definitely try paddle-boarding and enjoy watching the pelicans and surfers. If you are new to the island, 1) don't be skittish on the roads. They are fine and just not mainland levels. 2) If you have your quarks for certain spices or herbs, bring them as food on the island is expensive. We brought a few bits and it made a difference. House is: 0 seconds for a fabulous view. Seriously, even in bed it's gorgeous. 5 minutes from the beach 10 minutes from a Kahlua Chocolate Boozy Milkshake 15 minutes to the city Best food was the blacked shrimp at the bar in Hull bay and the Rum Shanty in French Town. Try the fish tacos and bean fritters. If you are noise sensitive, bring some earplugs. The way the house is situated echos the roar of the ocean and during a breezy night it can get loud. I bought a pair and slept soundly. My partner and I had a lovely time. Will come back again. Joe is a wonderful host."
    Guest: Shoshana B. Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: February 15, 2015
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