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Amazing Private Beachfront Villa for 2-10

Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, Sleeps up to 10, Right on the Beach!


In September, 2017, St. John was hit by two category-5 hurricanes within a few weeks of each other. We are happy to report that Vida de Mar did not receive any damage, and we will be welcoming guests beginning January 1, 2018. (We had to wait for power to be restored, which happened on Decmber 11, 2017.) The island was hit hard, but much has already been done to get St. John back up and running. Power has been restored to Cruz Bay, most restaurants are back open, the grocery stores are fully stocked, and many of our beautiful beaches are back open and ready for visitors. There is much work to be done, but St. John needs you to come and visit in 2018. We want to help in the recovery, and will be offering discounts for any new bookings in 2018. Contact us directly for more details! Thank you for your support of our "little island that could."

Nestled in quiet Dever's Bay on the southwest shore of beautiful St. John, USVI, Vida de Mar is the perfect spot for a fabulous Virgin Islands vacation.

Vida de Mar is an amazing Caribbean beachfront villa with 5 air-conditioned bedrooms that can accommodate 2 to 10 with ease. Secluded, yet still minutes from town, you get the best of both worlds.

A spacious zen soaking tub, large deck-top pool and an 800-foot private beach are just a few of the unparalleled amenities at this exclusive location — including some of the best snorkeling and diving on St. John.

Vida de Mar is truly the perfect vacation villa experience — make your reservations today. You'll be glad you did!

Keywords: Villa, beachfront, private

More Details

Property Manager
Tiffany Thomas
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Tiffany Thomas

We are Scot & Tiffany - we live just outside of Chicago. Scot has been an avid sailor for years and has spent time in the Virgin Islands for the past 20 years sailing through the islands and has always appreciated the beauty of St. John. Seeing the unspoiled beauty of the entire island during a taxi tour in 2000, we fell in love with St. John.

We came back many times, renting a different villa in a different area of the island each time. Every time we came down, it got harder and harder to go back. Finally, in 2002, we stayed at Vida de Mar, which also happened to be for sale at the time. We knew right away that Vida de Mar was the perfect location - not too far, not too close, beautiful views and right on the water. Well, long story short - we bought Vida de Mar and hope to make it our full-time home someday. Although this isn't possible now due to jobs, pets, etc - we have taken that first step and are committed to helping others share the experience of St. John and hopefully enjoy it as much as we do.

Tiffany Thomas purchased this villa in 2002


Estate Chocolate Hole and Great Cruz Bay Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • 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
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Pineapple Suite Bathroom - toilet , shower , Stone shower with open top.
    Parrot Suite Bathroom - toilet , shower , Stone shower with open top
    Palm Suite Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Elephant Suite Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Hibiscus Suite Bathroom - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Outdoor shower, bathroom en-suite
  • 5
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Parrot Suite - 1 king , En-suite bathroom, stone shower, sitting area, reading deck
    Pineapple Suite - 1 king , En-suite shower, stone shower, sitting area, deck
    Hibiscus Suite - 1 king , Kitchenette, outdoor shower, en-suite bathroom, living room
    Palm Suite - 1 queen , en-suite bathroom, deck, on the beach!
    Elephant Suite - 2 twin/ single , Beds can be converted to King if requested.
  • All bedrooms are individually air-conditioned and have private bathrooms and entrances. The Palm Suite and Elephant Suite are in the Beach House right on the beach! All other bedrooms are on the main level near the Great Room and Pool Deck.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 10 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
Great diving and snorkeling steps from the property! Beautiful sunsets, great pool deck, and relaxing hot tub make Vida the perfect place for your vacation!


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(9 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
St thomas

The Best!

  • 5 of 5

I had the pleasure of spending two nights in the Hybiscus suite of this villa while my niece and her husband were here. I live on St. Thomas and have stayed at a few Villas but Vida de Mar was my ultimate favorite!! It is HUGE! This villa is so well organized, thoughtfully layed out, beautiful, well kept, and very well stocked for a family or friends night of cooking or grilling! Why would you go out to dinner with a GREAT room like this villa has! Making potatoe salad looking out across the ocean WOW! Sitting down to a family made meal over looking the ocean and hearing the waves slap the shore! Oh yeah and then watching a spectacular sunset from one of the many plush lounge chairs on the balcony🌞. Impeccable nice furniture... Great king size comfortable beds with crisp clean bedding... The cleaning woman Teresa does an excellent job! Attention to detail in all categories ... Air conditioned in all units and an easy walk to the beach. Life can't get much better than Vida de Mar the Caribbean Dream book it today will not be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Vida and had such a great time! I hope you will come back again and stay with us again soon!
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Breathtaking View, Spectacular Vila

  • 5 of 5

Great Room is amazing. You will feel like royalty cooking in the spacious kitchen. Bed was dreamy with fluffy pillows. Outside shower made you feel energized. Watched the sunset while soaking in the whirlpool. Whether you bring the whole family or just yourself you will have the best vacation. Tons of room and the person touches from the owners you will not want to leave

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review, Gail! We are so glad you had a great vacation at Vida de Mar! We hope you will come back and visit again very soon!
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Chicago, IL - U.S.

So Much Space!

  • 5 of 5

This place is great! Vida da Mar feels like you’re on your own private island, but you’re only a quick drive to town.

The common area in the center of the property has a fully appointed kitchen, living room, and dining room. The common building opens to the pool and deck area, which is huge, has plenty of comfy lounge chairs, umbrellas, and an outdoor dining area. The deck area is right over the ocean, and we were treated to stunning sunsets every evening. Oh, and you can walk right down to the private beach.

The private sleeping villas were perfect for our group. I think our villa was larger than my entire apartment.

I cannot say enough. The property is right on the ocean, and there is so much space—both indoors and outdoors. Absolutely lovely.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Breathtaking Sunsets Off the Deck!

  • 5 of 5

Vida da Mar was the absolutely perfect place for my girlfriend and I, and three other couples to enjoy all the wonderful things that St. John has to offer.

The villa itself was great. The landscaping was beautiful and each couple had their own beautifully appointed cabins for privacy. Ours even had an outdoor shower! The great room had a gourmet kitchen with gleaming stainless steel appliances and everything we needed to grill a simple meal or the banquet we prepared on our last night in town. There is a washer and dryer right there too, which makes it's very easy to pack light for a week in the sunny Caribbean.

We floated around the pool, lounged on the deck or walked down the steps to our own private beach to the best snorkeling on the whole island. Such a great location, too. The villa is just a five minute drive to town and all of the great shops, restaurants and bars. There is a grocery store right there as well.

We all loved our time at Vida da Mar and you can be certain we will be staying here again on our next visit down to beautiful St. John. Thank you Scot and Tiffany for the perfect week!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Vida De Mar is spectacular! It was everything we wanted and expected. The place is absolutely beautiful with breathtaking views. The Villa is private but still close to town and the beaches. We had a family of six, including 4 teenagers, and they absolutely loved it - especially the pool. We had more than enough room and could have easily had more people. Our greeter was very friendly and knowledgeable. Top notch and high class all the way.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Carmel, CA

"Memories for Days"

  • 5 of 5

When your looking for the perfect vacation for family and friends the first thing you do is read reviews and even when your writing one of your own. After reading some I don't think it's necessary for me to bore folks with a list of pro's and con's but rather try to relay to whomever is reading and looking...don't try to hard because you've found it here at Vida de Mar. We stayed here with one other couple after spending "Magical" week on a Yacht in the BVI's which in itself is a dream come true vacation. We were fortunate enough to spend another week in this beautiful beach front Villa and it will stay in my thoughts the rest of my days. Vida is quiet and private yet close to town and is everything you'd expect from a first class vacation stay. Our room was "Parrot Suite" It was beautifully decorated and a "cool retreat" with an amazing outdoor shower and a perfect place for a good nap...a sound sleep...or just some personal time after a day of exploring the Island or relaxing on a killer beach or dancing the night away at funky beach bars and restaurants. We really had everything we desired with all the comforts of home and if there was a con I really can't remember what it was. personally I spent many hours floating in the pool or relaxing in the "Zen Spa" with a cocktail listening to Island music or the waves below and cooking up something freshly caught from town on the Barbie... What a life!! I believe no matter how many folks you choose to come here with, you will enjoy the sanctuary of your room...the modern and tastefully decorated "great room" for your time and gatherings and the overall layout of this Villa. Booking was easy...the price was right..and these folks want you to have your dream vacation. you can tell my wife and I had the vacation of a lifetime with great friends and "Memories for Days" We have not stopped talking about it since we returned home to Carmel, CA and now we just need to figure out how to return as soon as we can with more friends. I would not hesitate to choose Vida has the Island flavor you are dreaming about.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Cyril E King International Airport, St. Thomas
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Woody's - Cruz Bay
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Mahogany Run, St. Thomas
Nearest Beach
Dever's Bay - Right outside your door!
Car: recommended

St. John is home to famous white-sand beaches located in the National Park - - unspoiled and gorgeous!




Additional information about rental rates

Booking Fee $50
Insurance Fee $50
Tax Rate 12.5%

PLEASE NOTE: Please contact us directly for confirmation of the your rate as it may not be correct due to the way VRBO calculates rates. The rates above are based on 2-4 guest occupancy, and will be more if your group is larger than 4 guests. Should you be forced to cancel for ANY reason and a replacement rental is obtained, your deposit will be refunded, less 10% of the complete rental rate. Reservations canceled less than 90 days in advance of reservation date will incur an additional 10% penalty.

We prefer a personal check, but Visa and Mastercard are accepted by our Property Management Company. A deposit of 50% of total due is required to book your time at the villa. The remainder is due 60 days prior to your arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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