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Luxury Caribbean Villa with Panoramic Ocean View and Pool

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Villa, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-6)

UNDAMAGED by the hurricanes - READY for your vacation!


Balance Villa is an exceptionally private, beautiful home nestled on a green hillside overlooking expansive views of Fish Bay. The villa – designed and built by a distinguished on-island architect and an artistic craftsman builder – has been thoughtfully developed to take advantage of cool trade winds, relaxing, gorgeous views and your every need.

The Villa is tastefully furnished with all the comforts of a luxurious island home. On the outside: an abundant terrace – plenty of open space for sitting by the pool sun bathing or shaded area for reading a book and watching the views. Adjacent to the pool: a built-in grill with wet bar and covered veranda with dining table overlooking the bay – all surrounded by lush landscaping.

Inside the house: a great room featuring floor-to-ceiling glass windows with stunning views of the Caribbean Sea, a large flat screen TV and Bose sound system. The open floor plan continues into the dining area with a spacious West Indies dining room table and seating for six. Mahogany furnishings and rich fabrics mixed with a few select antiques pieces compliment the island ambiance of Balance.

The custom kitchen is just what one would need to create that memorable Caribbean dinner – or maybe just breakfast at the built-in bar. Just off the kitchen is a half bath and the first bedroom suite.

A staircase ascends to the upper floor and to the second king bedroom/bath suite. Each of Balance’s bedroom suites feature king-size beds with private bathrooms, digital A/C, and flat screen TVs. The bathrooms feature an indoor and outdoor garden shower, as well as private balcony with view of the bay.

The Villa can accommodate two additional guests in the semi-private studio room at the top of the landing of the second floor. The room features a twin trundle bed that converts into a king bed with balcony to enjoy the beautiful view of the ocean.

Balance villa is managed by Cimmaron Property Management, their on-island management staff is available if you need assistance 24/7. They will also meet you at the ferry dock, and lead you to the house.

Other amenities include:

Flat-screen cable TV40' LCD TV in Great Room w/BOSE DVD player w/surround sound, a 32' LCD TV (with cable & DVD) in upstairs bedroom, & a 27' LCD TV in main-level bedroom (with cable & DVD), radio, books, games, movie + music collections, A/C in both bedrooms/baths, UV water filtration, Wi-Fi, answering machine, hair dryers, binoculars, built-in gas grill poolside with dry bar, complimentary welcome gift upon arrival, manual gate at pool courtyard entry, beach chairs + cooler, dishwasher, and washer/dryer.

Rates are based on number of people, nights and season. Discount rates considered by owners. Accurate rates are as follows:

# of Guests High Season Low Season

1-2 $3,390/wk $2,480/wk

3-4 $3,725/wk $2,885/wk

5-6 $3,970/wk $3,140/wk

High Season: Mid Dec thru April. Low Season: May thru mid Dec. Children Over 7yrs

Security Deposit: $300.00 and 12.5% Required USVI Hotel Tax

Reservation Confirmed with deposit & rental agreement received.

Please contact owner for Christmas & Thanksgiving week rates.

Keywords: villa, luxury, island, St. john, virgin islands, Caribbean, balance, honeymoon, private, ocean view,

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2018


Owner Welcome Note from our Guest Book.

The first time we stayed on St. John was 1999-which was also the year we bought this beautiful 1/2 acre sitting on a cliff in Fish Bay. Back then, all roads leading here were dirt (or mud when it rained).

Eight years later, the roads are paved and 'Balance' is complete! Building our home has been a long three year journey- lots of laughter, tears, excitement and frustrations. The Lord has blessed us every step of the way.

We are happy to share our home with you and hope your stay is a comfortable and relaxing as it is for us.


Ann & Marc

OWNERS purchased this villa in 2007

Why OWNERS chose Fish Bay

The excellent location. Just 10 minutes from Cruz Bay. Balance villa is located in Fish Bay, its location provides wonderful trade wind breezes, and lush colorful landscaping.

What makes this villa unique

Our house is wonderfully centered across from Fish Bay, which allows expansive views of the bay and ocean looking out towards St. Croix (50 miles away).

Guestbook comments from the owner

Relaxing, quaint villa-

The Balance Villa was quaint with a great view and nice privacy for couples. We liked the location with its easy 10 minute drive to town. We enjoyed time sitting on the deck with the view of Fish Bay. We didn't use the pool but it was landscaped beautifully. The outdoor shower was nice. Posted by byustWe would recommend this villa to other couples or small families.
Jun 2010
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Fish Bay Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2) in studio. There is a trundle bed in the studio on the second floor, and can be used as either 2 separate twins beds or one king size bed.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Management escort to the house, Welcome Gift upon villa arrival, outdoor gas grill, local activities binder, beach chairs, coolers, beach towels, games, DVDs, books, iPod docks in bedrooms (adapter in great room), blow dryers, iron, 24/7 on-island Management Company, UV water filtration system.


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Luxury Caribbean Villa with Panoramic Ocean View and Pool
average rating of 4.9512196 based on 44 reviews

Perfect place for our family of 5

  • 5 of 5

So glad we chose to stay here and not at a condo or resort! Our family of five all looked forward to coming "home" each evening after long day at the beach. The kitchen was great for cooking and not missing a single item needed. This property is unique, upscale, private, comfortable and we highly recommend! Had everything we needed for a wonderful beach vacation. Property management was very professional and met us on the first day, guiding us to the property and local grocery store. Owners communication was outstanding and very helpful in providing recommendations for food and places to see. Great view of Fish Bay from anywhere on the property, including the pool. Loved the outdoor areas at the property and kids loved seeing the local critters (frogs, caterpillars, etc). Although the islands are still recovering from hurricanes, we loved the fact that parking and finding plenty of room at the beaches was never an issue. We spent a day in St Thomas and it really does not compare to the beauty of St John. We loved our stay at Balance Villa St John and hope to visit again.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review Berry family! We're so excited to be able to have our home open again after last September's hurricanes. Guests like you are such a blessing to us - hope you can come down again soon!
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Beautiful, well appointed villa.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Balance villa, from the moment we arrived on the ferry dock to meet our on island host; it was very clear that Marc and Ann wanted to make your stay a great experience. They were great to work with in the initial booking process and answered all of my many questions from the start of booking and during our stay. Once we arrived at the villa, we were struck by its beauty- the view, the pool, the attention to detail in the construction and landscaping of the house. Inside, the villa was just as fabulous; very well appointed with all of the things you need. I appreciated the well stocked kitchen, which required only buying your food. The linens and towels were of good quality which is always a bonus when away from home. The first 2 nights we used the a/c, but after communicating with Marc about leaving the doors and windows open, I found it to be a much better way to sleep- the sounds of nature and warm tropical breezes. The cross breezes with all of the windows open is delightful. The outdoor shower was amazing, nothing quite like showering under the moon and stars. My kids loved the pool and swam morning before the beaches and night time before bed. My husband and I enjoyed our morning coffee ( I recommend getting fresh ground at St. John Spice) on the upstairs balcony overlooking the sea. Renting a jeep for the week is also the way to go! Balance is conveniently located, driving and exploring is part of the adventure. We departed wanting more of this beautiful island and plan on returning- we will definitely stay at Balance again! Thank you Marc and Ann for your warm and gracious hospitality!!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the awesome review Jana and Rory! This means so much to us as the island recovers post-Irma. We hope you'll be back down soon - just give us a shout!
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Beautiful home & great location!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Balance! The home is beautiful & conveniently located to Cruz Bay. The pool was great & the view is awesome! It was our first trip to the island. St. John has made an incredible recovery following Irma & from what we heard things are getting better daily. The cell service & wifi are still an issue but worked great while in Cruz Bay. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the review - and so glad you enjoyed it! To all future guests: WiFi, phone and cable were finally restored Friday, June 1 - come on down!
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Wonderful Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four (including our two teenage sons) spent a wonderful week at Balance Villa. We have been to St. John many times, but this was our first time renting Balance Villa -- we were not disappointed! We understood that the island is still recovering from the hurricanes (and that phone/wifi had yet been restored to the villa), were nonetheless excited to be back. The villa is absolutely beautiful, and had plenty of room for our family. Everything we needed was provided for. The bedrooms are spacious (and our older son made use of the daybed nook as well) and the outdoor showers are a nice option. We typically at breakfast in, enjoying the patio and the gorgeous view over Fish Bay. Then we went out to explore the beaches. We found them to be in good shape (albeit with less shade than before), and enjoyed snorkeling and just relaxing. In the afternoons, we usually came back to the villa and enjoyed the pool. We ate dinner at a number of restaurants (Rhumb Lines, Lime Inn and Longboard were among our favorites), but we also enjoyed a few meals at the villa as well (the kitchen is well stocked). In the evenings, we made good use of the villa's DVD collection. Among the other highlights of our trip were a day sail on the Cimarron, and an intro-to-scuba lesson for our younger son. As always, we were sad to leave the island at the end of our vacation, but we look forward to returning soon - and we would not hesitate to rent Balance Villa again when we do.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We are so happy that you had a great time - and so excited to be able to share our home again after last Sept's hurricanes. Looking forward to having you back down!
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  • 5 of 5

Like anyone else who had booked flights to STJ before the hurricanes, we had a choice to make – to go, or not to go? Well, we went! And it was the best decision we ever made. Having been to the island before, we had a pretty good idea of what to expect after reading and watching the recovery process. We felt in our hearts it was best to visit the island and appreciate it for what it is, and stimulate the island economy the best we can. Ann and Marc were very honest about the cell service and wifi situation not only at their house, but the entire island, so we knew all of that going in. Besides the cable and internet being down, you would have NO CLUE there was a hurricane at Balance. The house is absolutely stunning, and as always, the photos do not do it justice. Everything from the views and outdoor areas, to the interior are absolutely incredible. We've rented a few times on STT and STJ now, and balance is by far one of our favorites. The outdoor showers are simply amazing, and something I will never forget. The house is equipped with anything you need to make meals, and the grill was awesome! We found ourselves eating-in more than we have in the past, simply because we enjoyed being at Balance so much. The neighborhood is so quiet and peaceful. I can't say enough about the house! Now for the rest of the island, post hurricane – if you have the option, rent a car on STJ versus STT, the car ferry took a lot longer than usual. Grocery stores and restaurants are open and love having your business. However, hours at the restaurants vary more than usual due to simply not having customers. This was a little difficult to plan for, since we didn't have service to call and check if things were open, so we went to town in the evening and just "winged it" based on whatever was open. You really can't go wrong, the fresh seafood is amazing everywhere. The island itself is a little rough around the edges, and it is very sad for someone who has been there to see certain parts in such dismay still. Especially Coral Bay, they seem to be a little further behind than Cruz. Though Skinny Legs was open and as delish as ever! The roads are all clear, the beaches are as beautiful as ever and SO quiet! The snorkeling was excellent and we saw so many turtles. My only advice is to GO! They need the tourism. Just do your research before you go, and plan on having little to no cell service. We managed. :) I can't wait to visit STJ and Balance again! Until next year...

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Post Hurricane Visit

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home! It was perfect for two couples. We really enjoyed the lush garden and wonderful views.. The comfortable furnishings make you feel right at home. Do not hesitate to visit St John, they are ready for you! We are planning our next trip already! Thank you so much for sharing your slice of Heaven!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review Steve & Jodi! You were our first guests after Irma and we are so happy to hear of your experience on the island and at our home. Hope you'll be back soon!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

Rates are based on number of guests and high vs low season.

# of Guests High Season Low Season
1-2 $3,390/wk $2,480/wk
3-4 $3,725/wk $2,885/wk
5-6 $3,970/wk $3,140/wk

High Season: Mid Dec thru April. Low Season: May thru mid Dec. Children Over 7yrs

Security Deposit: $300.00 and 12.5% Required USVI Hotel Tax

Reservation Confirmed with deposit & rental agreement received.

Please contact owner for Christmas & Thanksgiving week rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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