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Aqua Bay Villa; Coastal elegance, walk to town, nice value for couples or family

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights


Minimum Stay
4 nights

About the property

Villa: Fully equipped villa suites; sleeps 2 - 4 guests

Aqua Bay Villa is a large Caribbean style manor house; set in a private compound consisting of charming, fully equipped vacation rental suites, a courtyard, pool and gazebo. An approximate eight minute walk to Cruz Bay where most of the activities, restaurants and shopping are located and in close proximity to Frank Bay, a nice snorkeling beach on the U.S. Virgin Island of St. John.

The classic Caribbean architecture of the villa resides behind a native stone wall and entry gate; lush, tropical landscaping with flowering gardens and birds await your arrival. Our villa has gorgeous southwest ocean views and breathtaking sunsets over St. Thomas and the neighboring islands.

All located within the St. John tropical style villa; each of the villa's suites have a kitchen, dining and living area plus an air-conditioned master bedroom with the bathroom en suite. The verandas and decks overlook palm trees surrounding the swimming pool, an Audobon Bird Pond Sanctuary and the Caribbean Sea beyond. Mahogany doors and details, high vaulted ceilings in two of the suites, custom tile floors and covered verandas reflect the tropical Caribbean lifestyle. Quality furniture from all over the world as well as lighting and artwork made by the islands artisans create an authentic St. John villa experiance. The villa aspires to be 'eco-friendly' and respect the natural environment.

Enjoy an outstanding St. John vacation; rent the villa suite that best suits your preferences. A perfect destination for any vacation, honeymoon or family adventure here on our most prized of the Virgin Islands.

Keywords: Villa, book a suite for two - four guests

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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
December 7, 2016

Why Leslie chose Great Cruz Bay

We stayed at the Villa on our very first trip to St. John and through the years we went from villa to condo, all over the island in search of the best villa rental location on St. John. We ended up coming full circle, back to 'Aqua Bay', the best of both worlds, offering our guests both privacy in a lovely neighborhood and close proximity to the charming village of Cruz Bay.

What makes this villa unique

In addition to the location, many of the views are wonderful! One really feels you are living on the island; upon waking up and bringing your coffee or herbal tea out to the veranda to watch the island 'wake-up' and the boats go by, all through out the day; whether you head to the gorgeous beaches nearby or relax at 'home' by the pool. In the evening, it is fun to walk to town and enjoy the many scrumptious restaurants or just prepare a wonderful dinner in your own kitchen and end the day watching the sun set and the stars appearing above.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful villa. The location was great and we really enjoyed staying here. Thank you so much for adding such a pleasant stay to our wonderful vacation!
Jun 2013
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Aqua Bay Villa; Coastal elegance, walk to town, nice value for couples or family
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
Central Louisiana

Absolutely Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time visiting St. John. This villa is everything you might hope for and more. It is close enough to town that you can walk and yet the area of the villa is so very peaceful and safe. The villa itself has more than enough space for two comfortably speaking. We stayed in Dolphina, the best! I did look in the other windows and doors and the three other villas look beautiful as well. The bed was very comfortable, Wi fi works well. Can also walk to Frank Bay and even snorkle or swim there, I did early morning when we first arrived. We walked and took the safari taxi the first few days and then rented a car, so there really is easy access. And the safari taxi goes most places. There is a little gift shop at Gallows Pt which is very near the villa that has a few convenient items if you prefer not to walk to town, very, very close. Can rent stuff here as well.

Leslie, the owner is most gracious and so accessable and easy to work with. I have used VRBO for over five years, cannot say enough about her professionalism. I cooked at least two meals a day and I can say the kitchen is supplied amply to support cooking.

One of the nicest ammenities is the veranda. It is most relaxing after a long day at the beach with beautiful views of Frank Bay. I highly recommend this villa.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Kathy & John, Thank you so much for your wonderful review and kind words! We know what you mean about Dolphina's veranda; whether dining alfresco or just relaxing while taking in the view, it is one of the favorite locations at the villa. It sounds like you are a very good cook and found the kitchen had everything you needed as well. St. John has so many excellent restaurants however it is so nice to be able to "just stay home" and relax over a delicious meal. We are so happy that you enjoyed Aqua Bay and had a great vacation! We really appreciate our guests as well as the time they take to write a super review, thank you again! Kindest regards, Leslie & Theo
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Paradise on Earth

  • 5 of 5

This is the 5th year we have come back to St.John and would stay no where else but Aqua Bay Villas. People ask us why we don't try staying at some other locations and my response is always, why. If you find a place that has everything you need, has breathtaking views, perfect accommodations, provides walking access to the beach, restaurants, beach bars, shopping, snorkeling and just about anything else you could need on a Caribbean island as well as privacy with a pool why look somewhere else. I consider the Aqua Bay Villas like s fine bottle of wine, it gets better each year we return. Leslie and Toby are very caring property owners who go out of their way to ensure your every need is met. They have two very caring property managers in Dena and Todd who keep the property looking like a perfect Key West hideaway. I cannot say enough about how satisfied my wife and I are with each visit. Thank you Leslie and Toby for sharing your paradise with us each year.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gilgo Beach, ny

Wonderful Sisters vacation

  • 5 of 5

The villa, L' Isle Amour was wonderful in every way.

We got into St. John late at night, having stopped in St. Thomas on our way and spending more time than we expected to. The on island manager, Robin had texted us and said she would make sure the key was there and the lights were left on. That came in handy.

We settled in and found everything we needed and felt at home immediately. That first morning waking up to a place we had not yet seen in the daylight was so pleasant. The birds singing, the various islands sounds of nature, the views of the salt pond and St. Thomas were enough to drag us out of bed to start our day.

A short walk into town to provision the place with some food and drink and then off to Honeymoon Bay for a snorkel and swim.

The days went on like this. It is an easy life at Aqua Bay. Swims in the pool, lunch bbq on the deck, hikes, trips to BVI's, happy hours at Woody's, Castaways, Joe's Rum hut, etc. Everything I love about St. John.

I highly recommend Aqua Bay. The management is very responsive and the place is beautiful and oh so convenient to town. Thanks Leslie for a great vacation stay!

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect, Perfect, Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

On a recent wonderful visit to St. John, we stayed at Aqua Bay Villas for week and we couldn’t have been happier with the accommodations. The owners and property manager were extremely helpful from booking through checkout, which made our stay seamless. The villas themselves were equipped with every amenity possible, including beach essentials such as chairs and coolers, which not only enhances your beach time, but will also save you money in lieu of renting these items. We loved the beautiful interiors, extending into spacious outdoor spaces, with absolutely amazing ocean views. Lastly, I can’t stress how perfect the location of the villas is. The heart of Cruz Bay is a stone throw away, where we walked to restaurants, shops, and bars everyday in minutes! We definitely plan on coming back to St. John and would not stay anywhere else except Aqua Bay!

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brighton, MI, USA

A beautiful Villa on St. John, USVI

  • 5 of 5

Aqua Bay Villa exceeded all of our expectations!!! The villa is spacious and beautifully decorated. Conviently located to downtown Cruz Bay (a short walk) and a few steps from Frank Bay which has some of the most amazing sunsets you will ever see. The owners are very accesible and will make sure your stay will be a memorable experience. Their management and cleaning team are exceptional. We have been to this beautiful island over 20 times and Aqua Bay Villa is by far the nicest property we have had the pleasure to rent.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My husband did his review but being a typical wife I wanted the last word!!! :) Aqua Bay Villas what is there not to like. This was our second visit to Aqua Bay Villas the first staying with my husband's sister in the Dolphina. We loved the villa, the location and working with the owners made it an easy decision to return the following year. We stayed in L'Isle Amour this past year and loved it. The views are breathtaking. Breakfast on the veranda watching the ships go by is a fantastic way to start your day. At night watching the sunset with a cocktail and cooking on the grille is a perfect way to end the day. A trip to Starfish for groceries and you are good to go. A short walk to Frank Bay or Cruz Bay for happy hour make this location perfect. No need for a car unless you want to visit another part of the island. We are returning for 6 weeks in 2014 to our home away from home!! :)

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Penny! Your review put such a smile on our faces, thank you for giving us a great start to our day! Your descriptions really brought us back to the many wonderful moments, both at Aqua Bay Villas and on St. John, especially since we are not there all of the time to be able to enjoy the villa and that beautiful island. I love L' Isle Amour too, just as you described...watching the island wake up first thing in the morning and then a cocktail in the evening, the constellations are amazing too, have you seen them from the master bedroom veranda? I love to cook in that particular kitchen; it is bright and airy with all of the windows and the high ceilings, the views are inspiring. (My husband loves the veranda on Dolphina, he takes out his telescope so we can catch a better view of the boats going by, and the islands of St. Croix and St. Thomas.) We really appreciate your complimentary comments and we are looking forward to having you and Mike back at the villa, perhaps one of these times we will be together to toast those gorgeous sunsets, thank you again! Kindest regards, Leslie & Theo
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Car: not necessary

The beaches and the Virgin Islands National Park are just minutes away, the Villa's verandas overlook the Audobon Bird Pond and the ocean beyond, walk to town and enjoy shopping, watersports and the many wonderful restaurants.


Rates & Availability

Great Cruz Bay Estates Villa Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High-season minimum
Dec 16 2016 - Mar 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Mid-season minimum
Apr 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
4 night minimum stay
Standard pricing
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 10.0%

Seasonal Rates vary during the high, mid & off seasons and if booking more than one bedroom. Please check with the owner or e-mail: for discounted and weekly specials as well!

Seasonal Nightly Rates::
High Season: $295. - $350.
Mid Season: $235. - $290.
Off Season: $195. - $250.

Contact owner directly by e-mail on website: or phone: 508-364-1815

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Great Cruz Bay Estates Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • One bathroom in each bedroom suite.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Dolphina - 1 king , 1 queen , Very spacious Master, four poster king bed, queen bed/Loft
    Pool Suite - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , King bedroom with sitting room and veranda off Master
  • E-mail owner for specific details and preferences.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Located in a wonderful neighborhood, walk to Cruz Bay and beach, quality designer furniture and linens, WiFi, Cable TV, DVD Players, iPod docks in two of the suites, verandas and decks with views of the Caribbean Sea. Beach chairs, towels and coolers are provided among many other amenities.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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