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Owner Managed and Maintained Newly Refurnished Nov '16 Boarders National Park

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, en suite Baths, Full Kitchen, laundry. With Studio sleeps 6

Villa Tamarindo is located high on a ridge bordering the VI National park. We have private access to the Caneel Hill Trail which leads to a nearby overlook and on to the North Shore beaches. The villa is only one mile from the shops and restaurants of Cruz Bay yet is tucked away in a private area. The road is paved all the way to your large flat parking area and does not require 4WD. Villa Tamarindo is managed and maintained by the owners and we can assure you everything in the house will be clean and in perfect working condition. We constantly upgrade the house and this year in November replaced the beds, great room furniture, dishwasher and much more. In addition to the main house we have a garden apartment with a queen bed spacious bathroom full kitchen with bar seating area. The apartment has a living room breakfast nook and patio seating area. The apartment is available as an additional room or on its own with separate parking and entrance

The villa has two master bedrooms with king size beds making it perfect for two couples or a family with the twin option in one room. The stunning views from every room and the secluded garden pool deck give you a reason to return home early from the beach every day. The ridge top location is almost always breezy and bug free. Individually controlled air conditioning in the bedrooms give you comfort year round.

The villa has a central great room and kitchen with the master suites off to each side. Walk through closets lead into the baths with their stone and tile showers. The terrace deck runs the length of the home with private entries from each room. This deck has a covered dining area with fans off the great room and plenty of room off each side for sunning on the lounge chairs.

The fully equipped kitchen has stainless steel appliances and corian counters. All appliances are state of the art and you will find every whisk, spatula, and knife you need including service for 12, plenty of glasses and cloth napkins. Villa Tamarindo is truly a 5 star facility.

Our great room has Wireless Internet, Satellite TV DVD CD with speakers for the pool deck. The house also has a full laundry.

The antique bricked pool deck has hardwood furniture round a teak ships hatch style table under a thatched palapa for al fresco dining. A large Weber grill will assure the biggest BBQs go off with out a hitch. Or relax in the sun or under the umbrella on the lounge chairs.

Villa Tamarindo comes with all the amenities you will need for your vacation including beach chairs, towels, coolers, and pool floats. Don’t even worry about bringing shampoo, soaps, hairdryers or an iron. There is also a bocce court on the grounds for some afternoon competition between guests.

Perhaps our biggest draw is the proximity of the National Park. Our own spur trail leads 20 yards to the Caneel Hill Trail and the Caneel gut trail. A five minute walk leads you up to the observation platform on Caneel hill and a 360 degree panorama. Another twenty minutes and you are on Soloman or Honeymoon beaches reachable only by boat or trail. Or stroll down the gut trail amidst trees almost as old and impressive as our own giant tamarind tree.

Keywords: House

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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 30, 2017


Nearest Airport
10 Miles
St Thomas
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
La Tapa
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Car: recommended


Estate Caneel Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • En suite full baths in both rooms Studio has full bath
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1) King can be split into two twins in one room
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
bocce court, direct access to national park hiking trails


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Owner Managed and Maintained Newly Refurnished Nov '16 Boarders National Park
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Our Favorite Villa To Date!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 4th trip to St. John and our favorite thus far- we cannot wait to come back! Tamarindo is perfectly located close to Cruz Bay for restaurant outings/ shopping, grocery run, North Shore Beaches etc, yet secluded enough so you can get away from it all. The villa is also located just off of the Caneel Bay trail - giving way to great hikes right out your back door without need to go drive to a trail head and try to park etc = there are 2 great lookout hikes only 1/2 mile long each- just perfect!

Tamarindo is a wonderfully appointed villa! Great furnishings- comfortable bed - nicely stocked kitchen and all else that you could want/need for ( beach towels, chairs, cooler, extra sunscreen/ bug spray, soaps, lotions, laundry detergent, kitchen supplies, A/C in the bedrooms, maps and travel/tour info for those getting the feel for the land). The welcome gifts of fruit and all the breakfast supplies were so appreciated! This tired mom was quite thankful for the whole milk after traveling all day with a little squirt !!! We took our 1.5 yr old and she absolutely loved it. ( loved the beach/ pool toys and the great selection of kid/ family friendly DVD's! Thanks for the nice pack & play and the high chair too! ) The pool and surrounding deck were great for days when we didn't have the energy for the beach. The front patio looking out over St. Croix was perfect. A nice spot to sit back and relax at night (there are even citronella candles). There is also a nifty little telescope for those crystal clear nights of star gazing!

Mike and Terry have thought of everything- a little foot shower for rinsing off that amazing St John beach sand that gets everywhere! Even a huge generator for when the power goes out... we didn't even notice!! thanks Mike for everything- see you next year for sure!

Ryan, Trish and Eva

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Killingworth, CT

Perfect for a memorable vacation

  • 5 of 5

Tamarindo is first and foremost a beautifully appointed villa. We stayed here with another couple, and everything we needed was at our fingertips, from the chef's kitchen for nights we cooked in, to the private pool and sun deck for leisurely afternoons after the beach. Meals on the covered porch with spectacular views to St Croix couldn't be beat, and the two comfortable king en suite bedrooms gave all of us privacy. The owners were great to work with, and Tamarindo was a perfect spot to call home for a most memorable vacation. Thanks, Mike and Terry!

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Traverse City, Mi

Incredible villa that exceeded our expect ions

  • 5 of 5

This is the nicest vacation rental that we have ever stayed at. We have owned and managed VRBO properties and stay in them regularly, this property leaves you wanting for nothing. Beautiful home in a very private location with a lovely swimming pool/lounging area. The layout of the home is perfect with the two separate en suites with bathrooms on either side of the home. Mike and Terry do an outstanding job providing everything from beach chairs to meats, cheeses and refreshments upon arrival. This place is truly outstanding in everyday. We will be back!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another great stay

  • 5 of 5

This is a no way feels like a vacation rental....we have visited before, and will again. We feel like we are in a wonderful guest house, cared for by a tremendously gracious host. Everything you need is here, all beautifully maintained.

Two separate ex suite king bedrooms make everyone feel like a winner.. Private plunge pool, dinner overlooking the Caribbean sea....

Mike and villa tamarindo are the best

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beyond Our Expectations. Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

What we loved about it:

- Basket of fresh fruit, crackers and cheese, chips, wine waiting for us upon arrival (so we didn't have to rush out to get provisions the first evening). There were even packages of coffee in the freezer for the next morning's cup of coffee. So thoughtful!

- Beautiful, beautiful grounds - landscaping, pool, patio, bacci court (yes!)

- Well designed and decorated interior with dining table on the terrace overlooking Cruz Bay, kitchen open to the living area and wall of glass doors looking out onto the terrace and the bay.

- Loved the two master suites - no "fighting" over the nicer bedroom -- with the en suites

and open showers. Really appreciated the high-end toiletries, the big towels, and the beach towels.

- Great cooking facilities. We cooked breakfast every day and dinner 5 of the 7 days we were there - used the kitchen and the grill on the patio. Ate outside every morning/evening.

- Loved the pool, sitting on the terrace, lounging in the sunshine.

- Mike (property manager) recommended taking a bottle of wine and some bread and cheese up the trail behind the house to the top of the hill to watch the sunset. We did this several times and each time was a delight.

- Located outside Cruz Bay, it was a quick and easy drive to and from the villa. We rented from Conrad rental, which allowed free parking in Cruz Bay at their location (at least they did the week we were there).

What we hated about it:

- Leaving

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Place for Family of Four

  • 5 of 5

My family just came back from a wonderful vacation in St. John. Aside from the beaches being gorgeous, this house was perfect for our needs. The photos accurately represent what is offered. The place is extremely clean, well stocked with the basic necessities like paper towel, toilet paper, dish towels, etc. and then they owners to out of their way with nice surprises like OJ, milk, etc. to get you started the first day. They also supplied nice beach chairs, beach toys, towels and coolers. The owners (Terry and Tom) were very responsive to our needs when we needed help with the internet and coffee maker. The couples lives really close to the property and is there to answer any questions you that arise. My husband and I hiked the trails every day from the house. The views from the deck are beautiful (you can see St. Croix way off) and the pool area is great for sunning and reading.The drive in town is approximately 6-7 minutes. Once we mastered driving on the hand side of the road . . .getting into town was easy. The owners gave us some good tips on where what beaches to see and what hikes to do. You will hear roosters in the morning . . .as we slept with the windows open - so be prepared to be awake early or sleep with windows shut. We ate out at Cafe Rosa (really good), the Ocean Grill (mongoose junction - pricey but good) and the restaurant right across frmo the ferry - all very good. I would NOT recommend Morgan's Mango - wait staff was indifferent - and they were out of everything. Overall our vacation could not have been better. Loved the house and would stay here again - by the way ages of our kids - 5 and 12 . . . .

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $58 per person per night
Damage Deposit $200

summer season may 14 through december 9 2017 1-2 guests $2700/wk 3-4 guests $3200/wk 4-6 guests with apartment $4200/wk apartment alone $125/night 1-2 guests 5 night minimum
winter season december 10 through may 12 2018 1-2 guests $3000/wk 3-4 guests $3800/wk 4-6 guests with apartment $4900 apartment alone 1-2 guests 150/ night 5 night minimum
christmas and new years week dec 23- jan 7 $4400/wk 1-4 guests $5500/wk 4-6 guests with apartment apartment alone $1400/wk 1-2 guests
presidents week $4000/wk $5300/wk 4-6 guests with apartment apartment alone $1225/wk 1-2 guests
children are counted as guests
12.5% lodging tax not included
50% deposit due at time of booking balance due 14 days prior to arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.