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OCEAN FRONT!! Sopra Mare

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Details
Property
villa
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
7 nights

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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Owner
Mike Mullen
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 24, 2017

About Mike Mullen

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.

Mike Mullen purchased this villa in 2009

Why Mike Mullen chose USVI/St. John

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.

What makes this villa unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Stayed 7 days in October, 2009

We loved our stay at Sopra Mare! It was a beautiful house in a spectacular location. We look so forward to staying at Sopra Mare again the future and highly recommend this house to anyone looking to stay in St. John! Mary & Scott B, Columbia, SC
Oct 2009
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(60 traveler reviews)

OCEAN FRONT!! Sopra Mare
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 61 reviews
Lake Zurich, IL
5

Comfortable and Clean Villa with Amazing Views

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful villa! We loved every second our vacation on St John. The villa has everything you could need, and the views and pool are the highlights! The furniture and decor are tasteful and the villa is clean and comfortable. Our mornings were spent on the balcony sipping coffee watching the sunrise. Days were spent beach hopping. Preparing for our beach days away from the villa was easy since the beach chairs and coolers are provided at Sopra Mare. The location is convenient to getting to Cruz Bay for dinner or happy hour. The markets and Sam and Jacks Deli are also nearby for picking up grocery items or lunch. We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again and would recommend it to anyone looking for a wonderful stay on St John. The owner Mike and his team on St John are professional and easy to work with too! Hope to be back soon!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic place to kick back and relax in paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Sopra Mare is a beautiful space, with sweeping ocean views and amazing sunsets you can view from the deck or the pool. The villa had all the comforts of home for staying in, and all the extras for enjoying all the island beaches. The staff and owner are responsive and helpful, making every aspect of our nine day stay a true escape to paradise for our family. We can't wait to plan our next trip back!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome Getaway!!!

  • 5 of 5

Such a great vacation!!! Loved the villa, owners and property manager are amazing and sooooo helpful!! Will definitely be back!! Views were amazing!! Felt like something out of a storybook!! House has everything you need, cooking supplies, coolers, beach chairs, floats and they even brought a pack and play and high chair to the house for our 7 1/2 month old. Thank you so much for making our vacation perfect!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Home Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We spent 11 days in this beautiful home on our first trip to the Virgin Islands. Sopra Mare is absolutely beautiful. Mulley certainly knows how to build them. The views from all rooms is picture perfect. The house has everything you need from beach chairs and coolers for a great day on the beach, to all the kitchen appliances to fix a great meal. We spent dinners out but also cooked a bunch on the grill and enjoyed lots of time chilling in the pool. Wi-Fi worked great so it was nice to plug into the Bose speaker and listen to music and relax on the balcony with a glass of wine. Our kids really enjoyed the home and missed nothing from home. AC at night in the bedrooms was nice, but the evening with all the doors opened and the breeze from the ocean made you really feel the Island life. Mulley was great in responding to any questions we had prior to our trip, and had some great suggestions. Reading his blog was a great way to plan a few beach days. All recommendations were fantastic. We will be back Mulley, and thanks for sharing your beautiful home with us. oh and remember KEEP LEFT!!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I brought my 80 year old dad here for a week in April. My dad said that there was not one thing he would change about the place, and coming from him that really means something! We enjoyed all of the exceptionally wonderful beaches of St. John, but one day we just "stayed home" and enjoyed all that Sopra Mare had to offer, and it was probably the most happy and relaxed day of our trip ( all of the other days were great, too!). The views are gorgeous from this place! Everything you could need or want is provided, and the dinner waiting for us was a nice touch, since we were tired and we arrived after dark. We hope to return, and we won't bother looking for a different place when we do, as this place is perfect!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Atlanta, GA
5

Perfect location, great layout

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have been coming to St. John for 12 years and have stayed in a variety of villas in different locations on the island. But we had never stayed in a villa so close to the water or to town, and I must say we are now spoiled. The direct but gentle ocean breezes combined with the sound of the waves below make for a peaceful and serene environment where it's easy to unplug and relax. The layout of the living space was perfect for us, especially the multiple outdoor seating options (all very comfy) and the close proximity of the pool to the living area. We loved opening all those doors and windows and just letting the outside in. It was a somewhat humid week, but the breeze kept the house comfortable and we slept great at night with the AC in the bedroom. The bed was really comfortable too (I have to find out where Mulley got those pillows!). Wifi worked just fine so we could play Pandora on the Bose speaker. The beach chairs and coolers provided were of the highest quality we've seen in any St. John rental thus far. We spent several days just hanging out at the villa sipping rum punches and reading. My husband could hang out in the shaded breakfast nook while I caught some rays in the pool, and we were still close enough to share music or a conversation. The new plantings from December are coming in nicely behind the pool area, adding privacy for those clothing-optional swims. When we did manage to leave the villa, it was a short 5 minute drive to town. Enjoyed a fabulous day sail on Kekoa, ribs at Driftwood David's, and dinner at the Terrace. Logged some quality beach time at Francis and Salomon. The week flew by as always, but we felt at home and completely relaxed from the moment we arrived. A bit of food/wine in the fridge as a welcome is a nice touch. Manager Jared and owner Mulley take great care of their visitors. Would not hesitate to recommend Sopra Mare and we hope to be back soon. Thank you for another magical vacation in St. John!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Map

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

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Rates & Availability

Cruz Bay Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter
Jan 7 2017 - Jan 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,475
 
 
Winter
Jan 28 2017 - Feb 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,800
 
 
President's Time 1-4 Guests
Feb 11 2017 - Feb 24 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$5,850
 
 
Winter
Feb 25 2017 - Apr 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,475
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
Apr 15 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Value Season 25% Discount
Aug 19 2017 - Oct 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
Oct 7 2017 - Nov 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving 1-4 Guests
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,475
 
 
Fall
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Xmas/New Year 1-4 Guests
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
$5,950
 
 
Winter
Jan 6 2018 - Feb 9 2018
7 night minimum stay
$4,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
President's Holiday 1-4 Guests
Feb 10 2018 - Feb 23 2018
7 night minimum stay
$5,850
 
 
Winter
Feb 24 2018 - Apr 13 2018
7 night minimum stay
$4,475
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
Apr 14 2018 - Aug 10 2018
7 night minimum stay
$3,350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
VALUE SEASON 25% DISCOUNT
Aug 11 2018 - Oct 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
Oct 6 2018 - Nov 16 2018
7 night minimum stay
$3,350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving 1-4 Guests
Nov 17 2018 - Nov 23 2018
7 night minimum stay
$3,495
 
 
Fall/Winter
Nov 24 2018 - Dec 21 2018
7 night minimum stay
$3,350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Xmas/New Years 1-4 Guests
Dec 22 2018 - Jan 4 2019
7 night minimum stay
$5,950
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$479
 

Additional information about rental rates

Security/Administration $90
Tax Rate 12.5%

An Additional Charge of $400 plus tax is required for guests 3 and/or 4 except Xmas,New Year and President's Week

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Amenities

Cruz Bay Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
  • Half bath also has a sink
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
Notes:
Incredible Views, brand new villa late 2009. Level road access with a easy one mile walking track

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