Villa, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, Discounts for less than 3 bedrooms.
About Debra Layne
We have been in Colorado since 1977 and have had a very rewarding life here. We have raised two great sons and enjoy living in the foothills outside of Boulder.
Debra Layne purchased this Villa in 2006
Why Debra Layne chose Estate Chocolate Hole and Great Cruz Bay
We first went to St Thomas/St John in 1978 and had a enjoyable time especially on 'Tony's Taxi'. We returned to St John for a week at Cinnamon Bay with our sons. Everything about our trip was excellent. The lovely beaches, great snorkeling and water sports, and the taxi driver who gave us a tour of the island made our visits the best vacations ever. For the past 7 years we have been visiting friends on St John and decided that we should be a part of the island. The island is so safe and the locals are welcoming.
What makes this Villa unique
The Sunsets are incredible. A green flash can be seen when it sets on the water. We enjoy being outdoors, so the villa is designed to enjoy the breathtaking ocean views while swimming, reading, sunning, dining and relaxing. Visiting the beaches, Mahi sandwiches at Skinny Legs, the Full Moon party at Miss Lucy's and seeing our friends on island makes the trip to St John worth traveling all the way from Colorado.
Pool / Spa
Children allowed - No one is allowed on the pool wall, pool not gatedNo one is allowed on the pool wall, pool not gated
No smoking - Smoking is allowed at the top of the drivewaySmoking is allowed at the top of the driveway
Max guests: 9 (sleeps up to 8 adults) - 88
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Hope to return during better times
Everything was as it should be... except the time we chose to visit. The sunsets and rainbows lifted our spirits, although it was a lonely 60th birthday celebration for my husband, without the rest of the family joining us. We had some wonderful homemade meals on the veranda and spent most of our time relaxing in the pool. If you have to be isolated, this is the place to
I had hoped your birthday would be filled with all the hugs and smiles of your family. I am glad that you made the most of the COVID-19 isolation and enjoyed the views. It is a good place to be isolated! Please stay healthy and return to St John.
Wonderful week at super excellent "Blue Agave"!!!
I am so glad that you enjoyed Blue Agave. Thanks for choosing our villa!
Blue Agave was perfect
I recently stayed at Blue Agave with 4 couples. The layout of this property could not be more perfect. Each bedroom as it's own bathroom. 3 bedrooms are downstairs and separate from the upstairs giving everyone privacy and space. The kitchen is well stocked for making meals. But the highlight of this beautiful home is the outdoor living space. We spent all of our time outside on the deck and in the pool. Sunsets before dinner were a highlight every evening. The owner has the house stocked with everything you need for the beach, including a beach towel for every guest. It's such a short drive in to town for groceries or restaurants. We absolutely loved our stay at Blue Agave!
We are delighted that you and your friends found Blue Agave to be perfect for your stay. Thank you for choosing our villa!
Great Place with Beautiful Views
Wonderful view and comfortable home. excellent property manager. Some suggestions, have hand wash and soap in each bath. Smoke detector out in one bedroom.
We had a wonderful stay. The place was clean and was perfect for our group. One thing that could have improved our trip would have been having the bedrooms connected with the main house. We have 2 children, ages 3 and 7, and each bedroom is essentially its own independent room with a locking door that opens to the outside. You then need to walk up some outside stairs to get to the common area. We could not put our kids alone in a room like this, where they could get out, or someone could get in, without us knowing. So they had to sleep in the bed with us. The setup may have been explained property on the listing, and if so, apologies to owner.
Secondly, somewhere on the listing it says the square footage of the property is 4000+ feet. Unless you count the outside areas, this seems extremely unlikely. The common area is fine, but not big, and apart from that the only other inside areas are the bedrooms.
The only other thing that irked me was my initial communication with the owner. I messaged her with some questions and within an hour she called me on my cell phone to address them. This was great. She was very helpful and couldn’t have been friendlier. I followed up a day later with a message saying that my plans may have changed, and would it be possible to book Sunday-Sunday instead of Saturday-Saturday. I can only assume the answer to that question was no, because I did not get any response to that message, or to the text and voicemail I left as well. In my estimation, she decided it wasn’t worth responding when she determined that I would need to change the dates to Sun-Sun and so was no longer a potential renter. This made me think that the initial friendliness I experienced wasn’t really genuine. As it happens, Sat-Sat worked fine, but a response would have been appreciated.
I think that the issues above, for the most part, are unique to my experience and if you stay here you shouldn’t have any issues. Overall, the place is wonderful. Breakfast on the outside table shown in the pictures was incredible. I also cannot describe the feeling of, coming from a place that was experiencing below freezing temperatures, waking up in this house in shorts and a tshirt, walking outside and up the stone stairs which were still damp and cool from the overnight rain shower, breathing the warm island air, coming around the corner and seeing that amazing view. What a way to start the day. Overall, I would definitely come back.
I am so very happy that you had a wonderful stay and that Blue Agave was perfect for your group. Thank you for choosing our villa. I am sorry that my second response was slow. We had a death in the family. I was relieved when your Sat to Sat plans worked, the Sunday that you wanted to depart was already booked.
In the photo section there are floor plans of Blue Agave Villa. I will attempt improve those to make it more clear to others that the bedrooms are not connected. Thank you for bringing that up.
I am so glad that you would definitely come back to our villa in paradise.
I hope that your memories of St John and Blue Agave keep you warm in the winter.
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