Clean, modern, and spacious 5 bedroom and 3 bath mountaintop contemporary
About Meredith Erickson
Having based our careers around sailing and the hospitality industry - my husband and I found our little spot of heaven on Bordeaux Mountain, St. John. Overlooking one if our favorite water playgrounds in the world, "Vela Vista" or "Sailing View" couldn't make us, or our guests, feel more at home!
Why Meredith Erickson chose Upper Carolina
Over the past several years we have updated the house thoroughly through extensive home renovations. Vela Vista now boasts a brand new 14.4 kW solar array and full air conditioning throughout, new appliances and entertainment equipment, modern and tasteful furnishings, and several new outdoor features. Combine those with our attentive Property Concierge and Manager and you'll find your every need catered to and every question answered! We are always working to make the home better and better to ensure our guests have the best experience possible. We hope you enjoy your vacation at Vela Vista and look forward to accommodating you!
What makes this House unique
You'll fall in love with the bright and airy atmosphere of the house, open to embrace the trade winds and morning sun. Drift off in one of our chaise lounges or comfortable hammocks to the peaceful chirping of tree frogs and soft breezes from the upper and lower level L-shaped decks that overlook Coral Bay, St. John and the British Virgin Islands. Bordeaux Mountain is extremely serene... you won't hear the sounds of trucks rumbling or roosters crowing to disturb your vacation. Vela Vista is perfectly centered in the island so it's well positioned to explore all the island has to offer... from remote beaches to hikes to smoothie stands to gourmet dining!
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:26
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
A TRUE PIECE OF PARADISE IN THE MIDDLE OF A NATIONAL PARK
I would give this property 6 STARS! Me and my family (of 10) stayed here for 10 nights in August. All I can say is WOW!!! Amazing, Magnificent, Breathtaking, A true piece of paradise with amazing views. The house was super clean, spacious, had all the things you would need while on vacation. The kitchen was well equipped with everything we needed. It's situated literally in the middle of a national park, which was an added bonus. The beds were very comfortable. The beaches were about a 10-20 minute drive. Would definitely stay here again. While at other airbnb we stayed at, we were provided with only a limited quantity of shampoo, shower gel, toilet paper, etc. At this property we were provided with more then enough. Meredith (the owner) was available to answer all of our questions before booking the property which made our decision to select this house much more easier. Also, a big thank you to the property manager, Kate who was super friendly, always available to answer questions, help with any inquiries we had. Thank you both!
Beautiful, Serene Home
What a wonderful vacation! This was our second trip to St. John, and we can not wait to return. This fabulous home is so well appointed! The owners have really thought about every need that their guests may have.
The kitchen is very well equipped to say the least. The living room boasts a hammock, and comfortable seating that accommodates a large family. The master suite is gorgeous, with a platform bed and a separate armoire/changing area. The bedrooms all have amazing linens and wonderful mattresses. It was all of the little touches and comforts of home that made this such a relaxing trip. Some of my favorite things were: the ocean views, the Sonos speakers, the fast WiFi, the USB chargers on the outlets, cruelty free toiletries, all of the natural textiles, the water cooler, the shaded lower deck, comfy window seats, cute beach chairs, and the Turkish Beach towels to name just a few!
The property manager was available to us night and day and assisted with excursions and reservations for dinners out. Thanks again Katie!!
St. John is truly a special place. The most beautiful beaches we’ve ever seen! Our family will definitely be staying at Vella Vista again!
Airy and Breezy! Thoughtfully designed and stocked! Bedrooms and bathrooms are well done!
We enjoyed our stay at Meredith’s villa in the beautiful mountains of St. John. The mountain air is cool at night and the breezes throughout the day are amazing. This villa has wonderful beds, bedding and storage. The bedrooms have terrific storage in the way of dressers, baskets, hooks, clothing racks, etc... The decor is very West Elm! It’s fresh, clean and modern. The bathrooms are large and clean and thoughtfully stocked with amenities. The villa is cozy, yet airy...and sunlight beams in during the day. Towels and linens were so plentiful. We loved being able to go to the large linen closet and pull out more plush towels! The villa is GREAT for families. The floor plan allows for lots of privacy. Loved that all bedrooms have remote control air conditioners. The kitchen is well equipped for coffee and smoothie lovers (like us). Outdoor areas are cozy and comfy.
The villa is about 20-25 minutes from Cruz Bay. Having a car is essential. There is good well-lit parking at the villa. It is easy to hop from the villa to Cinnamon Bay, Trunk Bay and incredible trails.
The villa is stocked with great resources on things to do and places to eat in St. John.
We truly enjoyed our stay, found the villa incredibly comfortable and functional and would recommend this villa to others...and would book it again.
This is our fourth time staying on STJ proper. It is just a slice of heaven on earth. We had minor issues with the fridge not making ice and our property manager Kate had an interim fridge in the house for us within 24 hours! Amazing hospitality! It was a comedy of errors really, but Kate was so responsive! I love that the house uses clean energy and how many comforts it has despite being on a very small island that requires planning to get supplies to. The beds were wonderfully comfortable which is always great to have after a day in the sun and sea. You have a gem of a property as well as a conscientious and kind manager. We will definitely be looking to be back at Vela Vista!
Super Cute Quiet Getaway
I recently stayed here for a bachelorette party and could not have picked a better house! We are so happy we found this listing, the house was very spacious, quiet, beautifully decorated, and had views for days. It was a little bit of a hike getting to and from town, but luckily we found an awesome cab driver for the week who was willing & able to make it up and down multiple times a day for us. Awesome spot, can't wait to go back!
Family Getaway Perfection
We had the most amazing stay at Vela Vista! The place is absolutely gorgeous, so spacious, and Katie was a great host! She was so responsive to our every need and question, and made us feel so welcomed.
The place is tucked away up in the mountains, so a car is a definite must... but once you get the hang of it, it's nice to have a retreat with so much privacy and space!
Would definitely stay again!