About the property
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- Minimum Stay0 - 5 nights
Villa, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-6)
UNDAMAGED by the hurricanes - READY for your vacation! Special offers available on select weeks (April 15-25, May 12-23 and in June).
Please note (as of 2/18/18): much of the island 's residential areas (including ours) are still without phone, TV and WiFi. AT&T is the provider of choice on island and seems to work well. Our home has a large selection of DVDs for watching movies after a day at the beach.
For most accurate rates, please scroll to bottom of 'Rates & Availability'. Rates are based on number of people and season. Discount rates considered by owners.
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,
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- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 16, 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. Enjoy! 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).
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POST HURRICANE – Amazing!
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...
Wonderful Post Hurricane Visit
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!
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!
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.
Balance Villa = Fabulous
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!
Balance Villa Review - St John, USVI
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
Perfect Villa for 2 Couples (and a couple kids!)
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!
Additional information about rental rates
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.