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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)


Built in 2007, 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.

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 few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 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 ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • 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 4.9428573 based on 38 reviews

Absolutely perfect

  • 5 of 5

We were so sad to leave to leave St. John. The island was wonderful - beaches, hiking, snorkeling - but our favorite part of every day was returning to Balance. We spent at least a couple hours everyday by the pool because it was so quiet, peaceful and beautiful. It was a 12-15 minute drive to town but worth it because it made the location so quiet. Everything we needed was at the villa and we enjoyed using the grill several evenings. The villa was very clean, beds were comfortable, and the view is amazing. The pictures are a great representation of how the house looks. We have already started talking about when we can go back. When we do we will definitely book this home again. The owners were great to work with.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Silverthorne, CO USA

Balance Villa Review - St John, USVI

  • 5 of 5

Where do I begin? Thank you Mark and Anne Marie for sharing your lovely home on St John with us. Balance Villa is beautiful and everything we imagined it would be and then some. Our week stay (May 13 - 20, 2017) was perfect. First of all, we just loved the design layout of the Villa. The openness of the living / dining / kitchen area is excellent and the adjoining bedroom and bath on the same level is SO convenient.

The beds were wonderfully comfortable and the en suite bathrooms were perfect. We loved the twin showers - one inside the bathroom and the second, outside shower, adjacent to the inside shower through the sliding glass door - even if you chose to shower indoors, it feels a bit like you're outside. But the outside showers were our favorite. And BOTH of the bedrooms / baths were identical - both with outside showers.

Everything was provided - EVERYTHING!! The kitchen was stocked with every pot, pan, glass, blender, multiple coffee makers, etc - I could go on but you already know that. The beds were extremely comfortable and the views from each bedroom were breathtaking. Just love the full length porch and the multiple large sliding glass doors that just added to the spacious feeling.

We enjoyed the pool - perfect size and the temperature of the water was warm - it's private enough for getting an "all over tan" if so desired. Also loved the grill and the grill area - we grilled out numerous times - that grill is professional quality.

Also, thank you both for answering all of my emails and answering all of my questions prior to our visit. This was perhaps our tenth visit to St John, staying at a villa, and yours topped them all. To ANYONE looking to rent a villa on St John, you can't go wrong with Balance.

Thanks again Mark and Anne Marie - we'd love to return some day.

Jerry & Joan

Silverthorne, Colorado

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bedford NH, Amherst MA

Balance Villa = Fabulous

  • 5 of 5

2 adult couples loved this property. It is exactly what is pictured. Quality furniture, comfortable clean and roomy. Perfect location, close to town but away enough. 2 of us had stayed at multiple villas in St John. This one wins best outdoor showers..fantastic! Owners have thought of everything and Property Managers are great. Will likely recommend to others and will likely be a repeat guest!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Villa for 2 Couples (and a couple kids!)

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from an 8-day stay at Balance Villa. The villa is great! They truly thought of every little detail in regards to design. From the outdoor showers outside each bathroom to the extensive and beautiful landscaping, the villa is beautiful as well as functional. The layout is perfect for 2 couples and a couple of kids. The two bedrooms are spacious and the "nook" at the top of the stairs is actually quite roomy, the pictures online don't do it justice. It contains a twin sized bed and pull out trundle. My son loved having his own little "bedroom." The views from the villa are outstanding. The pool is very nice and all the outdoor space on the patios and balconies is great. The pool floats, beach chairs and coolers that are included, as well as beach towels, are a nice touch. It was very nice to have amenities such as wifi (we did not get cell service from this location), laundry, and a garbage disposal. The management company was extremely helpful and responsive, as were the owners. I should point out, the villa is not close to a beach, however it is only about a 15 minute drive to the north shore beaches, all of which are beautiful. It is also about a 10 minute drive to town (Cruz Bay,) which is very convenient. I would highly recommend staying at this beautiful villa!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

After 23 years of vacationing with our children, my husband and I booked four nights alone at Balance. It was perfect! Clean inside and well kept outside. The pool was refreshing and the evening breezes on the patio were perfect. We took advantage of the grill and cooked at the house when our son joined us for the last four nights of our stay. The bedrooms and bathrooms were also clean and comfortable. The owners really have thought of everything! Just bring your clothes!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, comfortable, memorable, full of island character, and perfect for St. John's stay.

  • 5 of 5

Extremely comfortable and tastefully well appointed, well cared for and truly beautiful villa with magnificent views of Fish Bay. Everything we needed, and more. Balance engendered more of a sense of being invited to share a friend's house, rather than the vague intimidating, walking on eggshells feeling of renting a stranger's villa. We were met at the ferry by the very helpful and knowledgeable property agent who seemed more like a concierge and made sure we knew all we needed to know. A maintenance man checked in with us the following day. Two very large and comfy bedrooms with baths-our teenagers loved the showers-both indoor with adjacent outdoor showers with marvelous "tropical paradise" views, (and plenty of towels!) Easy to sleep 6. Washer, dryer, gas stove, modern fridge, microwave, coffeemaker, toaster, blender, everything you'll need in a kitchen. TV, cable DVD, internet, good sized nice outdoor pool, and deck to eat, drink, read, relax, and watch the stars. About 2/3 way up a pretty ridge but with plenty of privacy. About a 15-18 minute drive, that's a little adventurous to "downtown" Cruz Bay. You'll need a Jeep (we found the Cherokee best suited for 2 middle aged adults and 2 teenagers; a Wrangler will do for 2, or for the young and adventurous) as you'll need low gears and good brakes for the steep hills and a few hairpin turns. You'll get used to the driving, and I found it clearly reinforces the feeling that you're in another part of the world. On the road into Cruz you'll pass a couple of nice markets and breakfast/lunch shops, as well as a convenient gas station; they made food shopping, eating and gassing up stress free.

We had a wonderful time and felt well connected to the Island, and Balance Villa was essential in engendering the feel of the Island. You can spend considerably more if you prefer the style of Weston's Resort and Villa, but when we return we'll stay at Balance. Highest recommendation.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.

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