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Ocean Front Villa Sopra Mare

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, sleeps 4

Sopra Mare (Above The Sea) is a stunning cliff villa, built on solid native rock set atop Maria Bluff 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 home 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 book about St. John 'Keep Left.' Shopping and night life abound in Cruz Bay.

Your villa is a world apart from noise and traffic; yet three minutes to the Weston Hotel, it's sandy beach and great Sunday Brunches. Enjoy the song of the tree frogs 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.

More Details

Owner
Mike Mullen 'Mulley'
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 6, 2017

About Mike Mullen 'Mulley'

Sopra Mare (Above The Sea)is a stunning cliff home, built in 2009 on solid native rock set atop Maria Bluff 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.

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.

Laze away in the pool on colorful rafts or if it's the right time of year watch the Rolex Sailing Cup from the balconies with a cool beverage in your hand. Sopra Mare has everything you would expect from an island home; convenience, elegance and comfort.

Please also check out 'Mystery Villa,' a sister property under new construction at VRBO #465589 and follow the building process

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Mike Mullen 'Mulley' purchased this villa in 2009

Why Mike Mullen 'Mulley' chose USVI/St. John

I actually got to St. John by mistake after over bidding at a charity event in Vail, Colorado about six 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 34' plasma TV, CD, DVD, IPOD 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 stainless steel commercial radiant bbq with separate burner is steps away. As you are on the ocean its a great pleasure to occasionally see whales, dolphin and giant turtles swimming below you. Once night falls, watch the cruise ships slowly sail across your view on the way to their next foreign port. As you are facing directly south, 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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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
St. Thomas Cycil King
Nearest Barpub
1.2 Miles
Cruz Bay with Plenty of Them!
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Miles
Cruz Bay to Red Hook or Charlotte Amelia
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
St. Thomas
Nearest Motorway
0.7 Miles
Cruz Bay Road and Fish Bay Road
Nearest Restaurant
1.2 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Beach
0.8 Miles
Hart Bay, Westin
Car: recommended

Other Activities: boating, para-sailing

Amenities

Cruz Bay Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Half Bath - toilet , outdoor shower
  • Full Size Washer & Dryer on Main Level
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Couch Livingroom
  • All sleeping Areas in villa not outside
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Ocean Front Villa Sopra Mare
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 69 reviews
5

Wonderful vacation experience

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at Sopra Mare. Now, St.John USVI, is remote and isn't like staying at the Ritz. It is an active vacation destination. Don't go expecting your beach chair and umbrella set out every day. Go there to hike,Scuba, snorkel and get hot, sweaty and refreshed in the Caribbean Sea. We will would return to Sopra Mare, as it fit our family of 4 just fine. The Owner"Mulley" was very helpful and made sure we went with the best folks for island services. His home pool was awesome the one afternoon we stayed home.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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May 2017 - A Room With a View & then some...

  • 5 of 5

There's a lot to be said for an ocean front villa up high on a cliff! In short, it's worth it. You can enjoy the ocean, outdoors and pool by just taking a step out of your door. If you've only stayed in hotels, you really need to try the villa experience in St. John as you won't be disappointed. The privacy of your own pool is simply fantastic. One Huge feature about this villa which has not been emphasized in the other reviews is the patio cover which provides complete shade for a large portion of the patio. I already have one scar from a skin cancer spot so I've learned the hard way to really value the shade. At Sopra Mare, you can enjoy the outdoors & protect your skin. While on the patio, turn on the ceiling fan and take the standing fan from the living room out on the patio then turn it on high aimed right at you and ahhhh, nice & cool & mosquitoes are blown away (if not, bug spray works amazingly well). Be sure to put the fan back in the house due to rain showers. WiFi works very well, and the villa is well stocked & decorated as the other reviews state. If asked what makes Sopra Mare different? I'd say that Sopra Mare is loved. This place is deeply loved by its owner, & he loves the whole island as well. It's not just a room or place to crash at night, instead it's something quite special. Away from the villa, we enjoyed a nice dinner at Morgan's Mango and delicious burgers at Dog House Pub. Sailing is awesome here so go out on a boat. If you can sail yourself, rent a sailboat at Cinnamon Bay. My last tip, I love to read, but do not read a book here as it is way too pretty to have your eyes stuck to a white page. Instead, download an audiobook & listen to the story while your eyes take in the beauty all around you. It's so beautiful that it simply doesn't look real.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place To Stay

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to St. John at least once a year for the past twenty years and have stayed at many different villas. I can say, without a doubt, that Sopra Mare is the best one we've stayed at. It is situated on a cliff looking out over the Caribbean Sea. Upon walking in the villa the view is so spectacular it looks like the view from a cruise ship! We found the villa very well appointed as it is decorated thoughtfully and creatively. The artwork on the walls is very pleasant and the furniture is comfortable. I am a cook, (unfortunately for St. John this means we don't spend a lot of money at the local restaurants), so I was delighted to find sharp knives, good pots and pans and the utensils I need to create any meal! The beds are clean and comfortable as are bathrooms. All of these qualities are unique to Sopra Mare.....the other villas we have stayed at seem to provide minimal inexpensive amenities for lounging and cooking. It was a pleasure to leave the beautiful St. John beaches to go home to the beautiful Sopra Mare. Mulley is a pleasure to work with and his staff all very professional and efficient! I would recommend this villa to anyone and everyone!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brooklyn
5

Fantastic Spot

  • 5 of 5

My family (two adults and two teenage girls) really enjoyed out time at Sopra Mare. The view is spectacular, the location is ideal (close enough to town to be convenient but distant enough to be well out of the bustle) and the home is very well appointed with everything you could need. Finally Mike (and his team) were fantastic to deal with - very proactive, clear, helpful and responsive around all communications. We would happily stay here again next time we're back on St John!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Sopra Mare is one of the best Villa's we have rented in St. John. The location in Chocolate Hole makes it very convenient to head to town for dinner and gather all the groceries you need for your stay. The villa itself is beautiful with gorgeous water views and very quiet!! We enjoyed the pool every day after our beach adventures and relaxed with a drink at night. All the amenities we needed for a spectacular vacation were already there for us. We will definitely come back to this gem.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sopra Mare

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful panoramic views, close in location, all you need for a beautiful vacation. Mike is a pleasure to deal with and his property manager, Jared, I'd right there if you need him. If you don't rent a car, it's easy to get taxis to take you around, especially at night after partying in Cruz Bay. It's a little piece of heaven perched on that hillside. We especially enjoyed the pool after a day of "beaching". Nice and relaxing...that's what we want!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Security/Admin $90
Tax Rate 12.5%

Add $400 for Guests 3/4
Please add VI Hotel Tax 10% and $90 for Security/Admin

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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