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WaterCliff StJohn, Oceanfront Villa, Minutes From Town

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa, 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

**Rates quoted on VRBO are for 4 people. For groups of 6 or more, please contact us for additional pricing.**


Water Cliff is a charming 4 bedroom villa which offers the best of both worlds: a fabulous location and a spectacular view. The villa is situated on the west end of St. John, just around the corner from the main town of Cruz Bay. With about a 2 minute drive to town and 8 minutes to the world class beaches of the Virgin Islands National Park, you can spend more time having fun and less time getting there! And yet, Water Cliff’s tranquil neighborhood will ensure you feel far away from the hustle and bustle of Cruz Bay for the times you’d rather kick back and relax in the comfort of your own private villa.


Water Cliff is a quiet retreat perched atop a dramatic cliff just above the crystal clear turquoise sea. Listen to the sound of the waves crashing below. Gaze out over the unreal Caribbean blue water – there is nothing between you and the sparkling sea. The islands to count are many: Besides St. Thomas, you can see Great St. James, Little St. James, Dog Island and French Cap. On a clear day you can see St. Croix and sometimes even Vieques! From your waterfront vantage point you might see sailboats cruising by on a beam reach, locals diving for lobsters and an occasional kayak or SUP boarder. Guests have even reported spotting amazing sea life from the deck – a mother dolphin and her baby swimming by, a tarpon jumping out of the water, turtles coming up for air…and once someone even saw a manta ray! Spectacular sunsets are a common occurrence, and the sparkling lights of St. Thomas each evening will never fail to delight you.


The house was designed in a breezy Caribbean architectural style, to make the most of the dramatic view, but also the steady trade winds. Outdoor living spaces abound. From the shady covered decks on every room, to the alfresco dining options, to lazy lounging on the pool deck – you will find a place to make the most of St. John’s wonderful warm and sunny weather. The comfortable open floor plan gives the whole house a relaxed and casual vibe. The bright and cheerful décor can’t help but make you feel at home in the tropics. Water Cliff truly reflects the nature of St. John – a laid back island bursting with color and life.


Water Cliff is ideal for groups and families, as it offers a fabulous great room and pool deck for socializing, but also separate private bedrooms perfect for a little down time. The house is organized in two wings on either side of the pool. On the west side, the great room sits above a studio apartment, and on the east side there are three en suite bedrooms. The layout intentionally provides for lots of space between the living areas, making it easy for everyone to do their own thing when they wish. Each bedroom also has its own bathroom and outdoor shower and every bedroom has an incredible sea view!


Water Cliff is equipped with everything you need for a great vacation – from linens to kitchen equipment, and everything you need for the beach. All you need to do is come ready to have a good time! Our friendly property management team will ensure your smooth arrival to the villa and give you a quick orientation on island living. They are located on St. John and are close by should you need assistance during your stay.

Keywords: Water Cliff, St. John, St. John villa rental, St. John vacation rental

More Details

Greg and Heather Rydell
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 3, 2018

About Greg and Heather Rydell

Heather and Gregory Rydell are a married couple from Woody Creek, Colorado. Gregory lived and worked on St. John as a contractor for 16 years and designed and built Water Cliff. They have three children, all in their thirties. When they are not connecting with family, Heather and Greg enjoy camping, hiking and skiing in the mountains of Colorado. They visit Watercliff about twice a year to host friends at their house and enjoy the island. Heather and Greg love to snorkel and hike, and know all the best spots on the island. The property is maintained by Gregory and locally managed by his niece, Jena and her husband Anthony - long time residents of St. John who can give you the inside scoop of where to go and what to do during your holiday.

Why Greg and Heather Rydell chose Contant & Contant Farms

The property has spectacular views of outlying islands and sparkling nighttime views of St. Thomas. It is also located less than 1 mile from the Cruz Bay ferry dock, restaurants, grocery stores, and shopping. The property has a paved subdivision road and driveway and easy parking. Water Cliff is close to the National Park and many spectacular beaches with excellent snorkeling. St. John has the safety and stability of a US Territory and uses the US Dollar, yet it is still exotic.

What makes this villa unique

Our friendly property management team will pick guests up at the ferry, help you get your rental car, escort you to the villa, show you the villa and offer any additional assistance needed 24 hrs. a day.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Water Cliff has been a fabulous stay for us . Came for a wedding and had by far the Best Villa of any other person we knew. Loved the island and all it had to offer. Coral Bay is worth the trip just for the burgers at Skinny Legs! We will do St. John again and will choose Water Cliff. Kay at the management company was very helpful.The house was clean & well maintained. Loved the location & will be recommended by us. Nothing but great on this vacation!......C. family & O. family (Denver, Colorado)
Dec 2008
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Contant & Contant Farms Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Can be made up as a King upon request
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Second Small Kitchen in One of the Bedrooms


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WaterCliff StJohn, Oceanfront Villa, Minutes From Town
average rating of 4.882353 based on 24 reviews

A Trip to Remember with More to Come

  • 4 of 5

Heather, Greg and Jena are super people who worked with me to make our trip and villa meet our needs. Unfortunately, IRMA and MARIA didn't feel the same. Our deposit was returned to us as our visit followed too closely on the heals of these ill winds. Should we make a second attempt, WaterCliff will definitely be our top choice. It truly is in a wonderful villa with good and caring owners and overseers. I wish the Island and WaterCliff all my best for a super 2018 and many years to come. And we all hope to return another day.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Water Cliff Paradise !!

  • 5 of 5

We had our annual summer vacation and stayed at Water Cliff. It has the most amazing views!

It was very comfortable and spacious, bedrooms were great! Jena the property manager was very attentive for the few questions that we had. We would definitely recommend this home and stay here again. Thanks Jena!!


  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic rental!

  • 5 of 5

Great amenities and space. Here with 3 other couples and each had own room and bathroom. Very clean and well maintained. Close to town. Tough for cabs to get to but no complaints! Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

close to everything - very well appointed - wonderful view - perfect for four couples, clean, well equipped kitchen -- amazing layout - Jenna and Anthony were on top of any needs we had. Highly recommend WaterCliff -- we will be back. Weather was awesome - but I guess the good Lord above can take that credit ! Thanks for a great trip!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thoroughly enjoyed our visit

  • 5 of 5

Traveled with family and the property suited us perfectly. The manager was very responsive and helpful. We rented a car and that served us well. There was a 6% discount for cash on the car rental if that works for you. We enjoyed going to a different beach every day and chartered over to the BVI the last day.

The house is very well stocked and we didn't want for anything. The views are spectacular and shuttling the garbage was not a problem. Location of the house is great and I'd agree it's less than 10 minutes from downtown Cruz Bay yet very private. Everyone enjoyed their own outdoor shower. We look forward to renting this property again. We loved it. If you think you need A/C round the clock you should consider a resort. We were comfortable in the non-A/C areas and the bedroom units work very well for sleeping.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a view!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week and would have liked to stay forever! Well appointed and well supplied multi-level house with a sweet little pool and verandas with views over the waters towards St. Thomas. With spacious rooms, clean and airy, a great big kitchen and eating areas, this villa really was bigger than we (two couples) needed, but it sure was nice.

The villa is close to town (not really walking distance), close to supermarkets and in a very private neighborhood. Rent a jeep, the roads are steep and sometimes challenging in St. John. Beautiful island - much nicer, safer and restful than St. Thomas.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

security deposit waiver $50
Tax Rate 12.5%

RATES shown above are for 4 people. Full weekly rate schedule shown below:

2 guests - Summer $ 3800 Winter $ 5900

4 guests - Summer $ 4100 Winter $ 6400

6 guests - Summer $ 4400 Winter $ 6600

8 guests - Summer $ 4700 Winter $ 6800

Christmas / New Years weeks $ 8900 per week
Thanksgiving week $ 5000 per week

50% deposit to secure reservation. Balance due 60 days prior to arrival. Credit cards accepted.

Repeat customer 5% discount 10% discount for stay of 2 weeks

Owners Cancellation Policy : ask owner when booking

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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