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Sea Turtle Villa - Best Rental Value on St. John!!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 3 Baths (Sleeps 6)

Sea Turtle Villa is one of St. John's most popular vacation homes. The casual elegance of Sea Turtle Villa makes it an ideal accommodation for discriminating travelers. The alfresco architectural design with 10 foot by 10 foot openings allows guests to enjoy the comforting breezes and spectacular views (views of Fish, Rendezvous & Hart Bays and the V.I. National Park) whether from inside the villa or while lounging in the pool.

Honeymoon And 'Special Anniversary' couples especially love the privacy, couples traveling together love the accommodations ('not even a toss up for master bedrooms'), and our larger groups (up to six guests) love the comforts and conveniences of spending time together.

Guests love to see all the 'Sea Turtles' that have been used as decorative appointments in the house...there is even an on-going challenge in the guest book of the latest 'count' of sea turtles.

More Details

Property Manager
Rich & Cherry Glass
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017


Skytop Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 10:30 AM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , outdoor shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • 2 open loft areas, next door to bedrooms, with full size futons.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Raft
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

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Sea Turtle Villa - Best Rental Value on St. John!!
average rating of 4.903226 based on 31 reviews

Wonderful property with a spectacular view, every necessary amenity, excellent hosts

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in June and found the property to be a phenomenal value with a world-class view. There was a fully equipped kitchen, multitude of beach accessories and a liberating open air feel. Given the location near fish bay, there were insects but the screening of the house was well designed to permit open air and minimal bugs. The pool was very soothing on hot days and the elevated view was expansive. Furniture was all relatively new, beds were comfortable and electronic amenities up to par (TV, wifi, cable, icemaker, washer/dryer, stereo, bedroom ac's, etc...). Had an excellent time grilling and we were able to comfortably and easily cook dinner nightly with that amazing view. Recommend renting a 4x4 for transport--15min to Cruz bay and groceries, 30-45min to Nshore beaches. We had an outstanding vacation! Highly recommend a stay at the Sea Turtle Villa--you will not regret it!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceeded our expectations! The photos don't do the view justice.

  • 5 of 5

This house was spectacular. Very clean, comfortable and private with incredible views and breeze. The pool was lovely. The house had everything we needed. Yes, The drive was scary day one but it became easier and a little fun. Most of the island has steep hills and curves. Renting a 4 wheel drive vehicle is a good idea. We will definitely rent this home again.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Home Base for a Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here 2/12-22/2017.

Location. House is located on the east side of fish bay, well up the hill. You need a jeep to get in and out. (I recommend Conrad Sutton rentals in cruz bay). Though the distance from Cruz Bay is maybe 4 miles, the roads are very hilly (part is called Jacob's Ladder!), so we chose to be home by dark and have dinner at the house. Travel to north side beaches is 30-40 minutes depending on the beach. East side beaches maybe an hour, again depending on beach.

Neighbors: The house is quite private. We could occasionally hear voices from a house well up the hill, but couldn't see it through the foliage. There's a house next door that we could see a little of through the foliage, but not obtrusive. There's some construction around the bay, so you can hear some hammering and sawing during the day, but not really bothersome to us.

Accommodations: The living area is a great room with screened openings to the outdoors. Great views and breezes. There are two identical bedroom/bath suites, one upstairs. one down. Queen beds. These have a/c, but no need: high of 80 in the day, down to 70 at night. We just left the sliding doors open. The kitchen is very well equipped, including dishwasher, ice machine, and even a keurig machine to augment the regular mr. coffee. 3-burner gas grill outside. The pantry was stocked with a few spices, olive oil, etc left from previous tenants. The bathrooms had left behind shampoo, etc., and even some suntan lotion. The pool and outside patio was delightful. There are coolers, towels, chairs, snorkels, fins, etc, to take to the beach. There's a washer and dryer - important for when you are packing. We brought MANY more clothes than we needed. Everything is casual.

Communications: Verizon didn't seem to work, we were told at&t is spotty. The house has local dial-up service with an answering machine. We put the phones on airplane mode to avoid roaming. Internet got us text and email on the phones, and we used a roku stick to get netflix.

Overall: This was a wonderful home base that added greatly to enjoying our 10-day vacation. It was clean and very well-furnished. The agent (Private Homes) was very helpful in getting us through he arrival and set-up process. You'll be happy with this choice.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous Views

  • 4 of 5

Great views, lots of room, nice and clean.

Villa has everything you would need to settle in, especially a separate ice maker which was super handy. The views are great, the pool is nice to dip in and entire area is quiet and peaceful. The 2 futon areas are great for kids because of the views to wake up to. Loved the outdoor areas by showers.

Only thing that caught me off guard but was my own fault and wasn't an issue is that all the windows you see looking out to the bay are not glass. Like I said, not an issue, but caught me off guard. Was nice at night to feel like you were outside. It does get a bit toasty with the setting sun.

The villa management was great. We had an issue with our A/C's and they worked with us as best as they could and we came upon a fair agreement when the A/C's were not able to be repaired during our visit. Got to talk to them at length when they came by about the A/C's about local spots and history. Lots of helpful tips on trotting around the island. My only complaint, and it was no ones fault was the A/C issue, but it is a tropical island so heat is to be expected.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent property

  • 5 of 5

We recently returned from a great week in St. John at the Sea Turtle Villa. The privacy and the views

are excellent. The home is in excellent condition and had all the amenities that one could ask for. As

mentioned by others guests, the views from this house are incredible and the feeling that your in a treehouse

listening to all of the forest sounds is great. The outdoor shower was also great. My only negative about

the property is getting in and out of the driveway ( long and narrow), otherwise my family and I really enjoyed

the property and would recommend it to anyone looking for a villa on St. John.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Wedding/Honeymoon!!!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks again Rich and Cherry for sharing this amazing Villa with us! We could not have asked for more privacy, peace and tranquility! We were actually 15 minutes late for our wedding on Trunk Bay Beach...had a hard time tearing ourselves away from this beautiful villa, the pool and views. Cherry, you had the perfect suggestion for our wedding dinner (ZoZo's at Caneel Bay Resort). The food was exceptional, the service was excellent, and the views/atmosphere fantastic! We went snorkeling 8 of the 9 days we were there. Water was very calm and visibility like I have never seen before! I highly suggest Francis Bay Beach for experienced snorkelers. When entering the beach, go to the right and snorkel way out to the point! Amazing. We also took the Breakaway boat for a day out to Virgin Gorda (the Baths), Snorkeled Diamond Reef, Marina Cay for lunch and 1 last stop at the Soggy Dollar Bar on Jost Van amazing day in the British Virgin Islands! We will definitely recommend this villa to our friends and family!!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2014
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

10 minutes from Cruz Bay

Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, boating, health/beauty spa, great restaurants.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.5%

Rental can begin any day of the week.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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