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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Highest Quality, With Every Amenity Awaiting You

The moment you arrive, the pampering begins. You are met dockside and escorted to your rental car. Then whisked away for a short five-minute trip to Sopra Mare.

I know you are tired from a long day’s journey so after you are acquainted with Sopra Mare sit down to a full course meal complete with wine provided by us, of course, on your outside patio table.

Listen to the soft winds blow and enjoy the sounds of island life. Totally unwind - I know you are tired from your hectic travels.

It’s now getting late so sit in the 80-degree private pool with extended light show a drink in your hand watching the lights of nearby islands.

Listen, do you hear that? Not a sound of another person near you. It’s just you and the Caribbean night.

Getting tired? Retire to the master suite fit for a king. A heavenly bed with Ritz Carlton pillows and 400 thread count color coordinated sheets await. There’s no white linens at your villa you. You expect, and we provide the very best.

Sleep well in your king bed as you watch cruise ships on the horizon through the full expansive doors then gently lay your head down for the first night of vacation.

Soothing surf crash below will quickly lull you to a night of blissful slumber.

Arise early, enjoy a refreshing shower from your rain forest shower head and of course, accompanied by London Molton Brown bath products world renowned for luxury at the most famous world five star hotels. Nothing is too good for you at Sopra Mare.

Now you’re ready for the beach. Load one of the multiple sized coolers, pack plenty of beach towels, grab a couple of Tommy Bahama ultra-comfortable beach chairs and begin your island adventure.

Each day you will rejoice in selecting Sopra Mare as your island vacation destination this time and for many vacations to come.

Sopra Mare (Above The Sea) is a stunning 1,600 sq ft cliffside villa, built n solid native rock set atop Maria Bluff in the most exclusive location in Chocolate Hole with crashing surf below

This unique home offers gated privacy yet has a one mile level walking circuit on paved roads where you may sip your morning coffee and watch iguana's cross your path. The villa is continually cooled by a slight gentle breeze which generally assures no biting insects.

Less than five minutes to town of Cruz Bay which offers excellent jazz at several locations on Saturday and Sunday including the famous Beach Bar - partial setting for my first book about St. John 'Keep Left.' Shopping and night life abound in Cruz Bay.

Other features include full laundry, digital cable, two connections for your iPod or MP3 player, secure, wireless high-speed Internet access for your laptop. A Bose speaker system for Bluetooth with your laptop or phone.

We want you to enjoy the full villa experience - therefore; if just two of you, no problem, bedrooms are NEVER locked off from your access.

Your villa is a world apart from noise and traffic; yet three minutes to the Westin Hotel, it's sandy beach and great Sunday Brunches.

Enjoy the song of the treefrogs late at night and wake to the hummingbirds making a feast on Sopra Mare flowers. Ceiling fans in all rooms and full individual frosty air conditioning in each bedroom await you.

Laze away in the pool on colorful rafts and turn on the pool lite show when the sun goes down - five colors and four speeds for your enjoyment.

If it's the right time take the villa binoculars and watch the Rolex Sailing Cup from the balconies with a cool beverage in your hand or dolphins, turtles and the occasional whale.

Sopra Mare has everything you would expect from an island home; convenience, elegance and comfort.

I look forward to your arrival at Sopra Mare we have a high percentage of returning guests, more than 40%. They recognize our high standards and striving for constant improvement.

Our overall occupancy at Sopra Mare is the highest on the island for two bedrooms. Guests expect and receive the best in quality, attention to detail from my excellent staff who have been providing service year after year at Sopra Mare.

NOTE: If you're seriously about staying I recommend reservations at least six to twelve months prior to your vacation dates. WE RENT UP VERY EARLY WITH MANY RETURNING GUESTS.

Please also check out 'Bordo Mare' VRBO 465589 a BRAND NEW sister property.



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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/20/2017

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 1700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Concierge
  • Massage

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility:

    Level access to main floor...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    You may smoke outside on the decks...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Incredible Views, brand new villa late 2009. Level road access with a easy one mile walking track...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Mini Library with recent popular books. ...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    Bose Bluetooth for your listening enjoyment...moreless

  • Games
  • Music Library:

    2 IPOD Connections - One free standing and a 2nd through the stereo system for surround sound. Plus Bose Blue Tooth...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys:

    Pool & Beach toys...moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Oceanfront:

    AWESOME VIEW!! Crashing Surf Below and view to St. Croix,neighboring islands. Watch the cruise ships depart St. Thomas at night....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Outside dining under the stars with a Brown Jordan table for six ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Expansive doors with southerly ocean views above the crashing Caribbean...moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    Private parking with space for two vehicles...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker:

    Two...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Every hand appliance you'll need plus not one but two coffee makers...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Some - spices and dry goods...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Double Door with icemaker and water/ice dispenser...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Amazing light show. Switch on then off and on rapidly for up to three rainbox light shows with eight colors. The pool receives all day sun and remains approximately 78 to 82 degree...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter
Feb 25 - Apr 14, 2017
7 night min stay

$4,475

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Summer
Apr 15 - Aug 18, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,350

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Value Season 25% Discount
Aug 19 - Oct 6, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,500

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Fall
Oct 7 - Nov 17, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,350

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Thanksgiving 1-4 Guests
Nov 18 - Nov 24, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,475
Fall
Nov 25 - Dec 22, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,350

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Xmas/New Year 1-4 Guests
Dec 23 - Jan 5, 2018
7 night min stay

$5,950
Winter
Jan 6 - Feb 9, 2018
7 night min stay

$4,800

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

President's Holiday 1-4 Guests
Feb 10 - Feb 23, 2018
7 night min stay

$5,850
Winter
Feb 24 - Apr 13, 2018
7 night min stay

$4,475

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Summer
Apr 14 - Aug 10, 2018
7 night min stay

$3,350

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

VALUE SEASON 25% DISCOUNT
Aug 11 - Oct 5, 2018
7 night min stay

$2,500

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Fall
Oct 6 - Nov 16, 2018
7 night min stay

$3,350

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Thanksgiving 1-4 Guests
Nov 17 - Nov 23, 2018
7 night min stay

$3,495
Fall/Winter
Nov 24 - Dec 21, 2018
7 night min stay

$3,350

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Xmas/New Years 1-4 Guests
Dec 22 - Jan 4, 2019
7 night min stay

$5,950
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
$479

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Security/Administration $90
  • Tax Rate 12.5%

Notes:

Please Add $400 for guests 3 and/or 4 plus tax


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

15 Miles
Nearest Airport
St Thomas - Code STT
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Woody's Five Minutes
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Cruz Bay 5 Minutes Away
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
St Thomas - Mahogany Run
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Two minutes
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Cruz Bay Five Minutes
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Hawksnest

Car: Necessary

This villa is located on Maria Bluff the most outstanding residential area in Chocolate Hole. Quiet with little or no auto traffic

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: Sopra Mare (Above the Sea) was built late in 2009 after fourteen months. This was my second construction project on St. John. The first Villa Tesori (House of Treasures) was finished and sold in 2007. During its' construction I completed a comedy novel called 'Keep Left' which depicts crazy events and the island characters I met while Tesori was being built. My 2nd novel 'Flat Busted" came out in 2014. Both are now available on Apple IBook. I have met so many wonderful people that have rented the villa and now are returning and consider Sopra Mare their second home.

Why the Owner Chose Cruz Bay, St. John, USVI:
I actually got to St. John by mistake after over bidding at a charity event in Vail, Colorado some years ago. This was the result of definitely drinking way too much wine by the time the auction began. By morning after they presented me with a bill for the event I had purchased two TV's, a shotgun, a pink Harley Davis Motorcycle and 7 nights in the Virgin Islands! But I have never been sorry about the trip and as a result it has led me on a long and winding road of adventure! St. John is very unique, approximately 60% of the island is National Park with numerous hiking and walking trails. Old sugar plantations dot the island. The more than forty beaches are incredible, most with pure white sand. The Caribbean water is always warm and crystal clear, often you can see fifty feet down with an abundance of sea life. The people of St. John are exceptionally friendly and eager to help you enjoy your island experience.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
The home is secluded behind a private gate with zero steps to access - something nearly unheard of on St. John. Lush landscape awaits you and soon several lime and banana trees will provide a source for frosty drinks. The living room and master bedroom have a panorama twenty foot expansive view achieved by opening one set of folding doors. Complete entertainment with a plasma TV, CD, DVD, IPOD and Bose system awaits your enjoyment and of course WIFI throughout. The kitchen has granite counters, stainless steel appliances and everything a chef would require to whip up a gourmet meal. Or you can dine al fresco under the stars on a Brown Jordan table and matching chairs. A new stainless steel commercial radiant bbq with separate burners is steps away. As you are on the ocean its a great pleasure for me to occasionally see whales, dolphin and giant turtles swimming below. Once night falls, watch the cruise ships slowly sail across your view on the way to their next foreign port. You on the other hand will feel as though you were on a cruise ship with the open expanse of glass in the master as you look out at the stars, the ships and St Croix - 30 miles away. You are facing directly south, and therefore the villa receives all day sun allowing the pool to remain at 80 degrees.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/20/2017

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Photos

  • Pool, Entry and Al Fresco Dining

    Pool, Entry and Al Fresco Dining

  • Note French Doors Opening to Ocean, pool and views

    Note French Doors Opening to Ocean, pool and views

  • Dining Under the Stars or Great for Afternoon Drinks

    Dining Under the Stars or Great for Afternoon Drinks

  • Living Room with fully expandable doors to ocean view

    Living Room with fully expandable doors to ocean view

  • A Corner of Your Main Deck viewing toward St. Croix

    A Corner of Your Main Deck viewing toward St. Croix

  • Dine In at this convenient kitchen table for four.

    Dine In at this convenient kitchen table for four.

  • Arrrrrr - The Pirates are in the Sopra Mare Hallway!

    Arrrrrr - The Pirates are in the Sopra Mare Hallway!

  • WOW! Master with Expansive Sea Views and your private deck for evening drinks.

    WOW! Master with Expansive Sea Views and your private deck for evening drinks.

  • Master Suite Ocean Deck with Views for Miles and Miles

    Master Suite Ocean Deck with Views for Miles and Miles

  • Water stays warm throughout the year and at night the pool light show is amazing

    Water stays warm throughout the year and at night the pool light show is amazing

  • Views for Miles with Crashing Surf Below

    Views for Miles with Crashing Surf Below

  • Floor Plan Sopra Mare

    Floor Plan Sopra Mare

  • Pool Deck and Horizon Beyond

    Pool Deck and Horizon Beyond

  • Entertainment Center 34' Flat Screen, DVD, IPOD, Bose WIFI for IPhones

    Entertainment Center 34' Flat Screen, DVD, IPOD, Bose WIFI for IPhones

  • Kitchen - Stainless Steel Appliances and Everything for the Gourmet Chef

    Kitchen - Stainless Steel Appliances and Everything for the Gourmet Chef

  • Table expands to six and outside views come inside while enjoying breakfast!

    Table expands to six and outside views come inside while enjoying breakfast!

  • Spacious Master Suite with King Size Bed and Ensuite Bath

    Spacious Master Suite with King Size Bed and Ensuite Bath

  • Master Suite with totally unobstructed views.  You'll think your on a ship.

    Master Suite with totally unobstructed views. You'll think your on a ship.

  • Guest Bedroom with Ensuite Bath.  Attention to detail throughout.

    Guest Bedroom with Ensuite Bath. Attention to detail throughout.

  • Your pool deck provides amazing and ever changing panarama vistas

    Your pool deck provides amazing and ever changing panarama vistas

VRBO #251854

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Monday, February 20, 2017

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