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Riley's Retreat St John, Fabulous Ocean View, NO STORM DAMAGE!

Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths (Sleeps 10)

Privacy and comfort describes this beautifully appointed, ocean view villa while enjoying the convenience of being close to Cruz Bay’s fine restaurants, bars and grocery stores (1 mile to Cruz Bay).

Riley’s Retreat has a total of five bedrooms, each with a queen size bed, four bathrooms, in two separate apartments. You can be assured of privacy since the entire villa is only rented to one group. If you require three or less bedrooms, the main level will be reserved for you. If additional space is needed, then guests can also use the lower level apartment.

The main level has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, gourmet kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances, granite counter tops and travertine floors. Riley’s Retreat has magnificent stone and Venetian plaster walls. The Great Room has a 52” TV, and a pool table.

Enjoy cocktails and dine on the beautiful balcony with views of Pillsbury Sound and St Thomas. On clear days you can see St Croix and Puerto Rico. From this balcony there is a gorgeous sunset (roughly from mid-October to mid-March).

The lower level consists of two bedrooms, one bathroom, living room and complete kitchen, also with granite counters and travertine floors. The balcony is equivalent to the main level balcony with the same spectacular view.

All bedrooms are air conditioned.

The pool area is very private and also has a hot tub. There is a bar area to enjoy snacks and a bathroom. The pool dimensions are approximately 14' x 21' with a deep and shallow end.

Relax and enjoy!

Keywords: Villa, ocean view, house

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018


Estate Pastory Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (5)
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • health/beauty spa
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(31 traveler reviews)

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Riley's Retreat St John, Fabulous Ocean View, NO STORM DAMAGE!
average rating of 4.935484 based on 31 reviews

Beautiful views and close to town. The property is well kept with all on the amenities.

  • 5 of 5

I would recommend this villa if you plan on visiting Saint John.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kensington MD

Birthday Celebration Week/ Family and Friends

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at Riley's Retreat and just like previous reviews the house and all its amenities were spot on fantastic. The first thing you notice is the house feels like home which is something most rental houses don't give you. The kitchen is very well equipped with a high end stove, dishwasher and fridge with everything you need to make gourmet meals. Spending time on the deck alone was well worth the price of admission. We were there for a double birthday celebration with family and friends. We were a party of 8 and had more than enough room to spread out. Pool and grounds were awesome and a dip at the end of each day of snorkeling was the rule. The house also has plenty of beach chairs, coolers and some snorkel gear which was great for our days at the beach. Finally I can't say enough about how great the owners Heidi and Tim AND their caretaker Carrie were. We felt like we had made new friends by the time we left. If you are looking for a great place with plenty of room and a good location for getting around the Island i can't recommend Riley's Retreat enough.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Belleville, Michigan

Wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

We had 5 couples who shared the villa, and we all loved it. Very private, well appointed and the owners were great.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice stay at Riley's Retreat and Best Family Vacation Ever!!

  • 5 of 5

I started planning our family trip to St. John a year before we went, and can't tell you how many rental properties I looked at. Something made me always come back to Riley's Retreat. I am glad I followed my gut as it was a fantastic property to rent for the week for our family of four (kids age 12 & 15) as well as for our friends and their 2 children (10 & 13).

The construction of the home is beautiful and had so many wonderful touches from the outdoor shower, & laundry facility, to the beautiful salt water pool and hot tub, which were used constantly. Also available were beach chairs, snorkeling equipment (we brought our own but our friends did not so it was helpful to them) A must when visiting St. John. We appreciated that there was very nice bedding and towels and the pillows and beds were very comfy. The master closet needs a good cleaning (dusty and got our clothes dirty) and repairs to the shelves (falling off or missing).

The kitchen was well stocked with anything we needed. We took advantage of grilling a few nights and even had another family who were traveling at the same time come over for a cook out. There was plenty of room for entertaining and the pool table was a treat for everyone.

Ellis and Rebecca were a lovely couple that live in the cottage on the property and manage it, they were helpful when picking us up at the ferry and with grill and dryer issues. Having two washers was a plus, but only one working dryer was a challenge with 2 families, daily visits to the beach, washing towels, etc. The lower level was occupied by our friends and they did mention that the kitchen was not well stocked and the beds were not as comfortable as we experienced.

My only complaint was the noise coming from the road, which is very heavily traveled by a lot of cars and water trucks (who beep when coming around a sharp corner). I was happy to be close to town as it was our first visit and it made for very easy travel back and forth. My husband says it was authentic to hear the roosters and the cars, I found it difficult to relax & take in the amazing views. We had massages set up at the house and would have liked them on the deck but for the noise. We opted for the living room which worked well.

Heidi, the owner was very helpful in having a fruit basket prepared for our friends and in recommending great restaurants. Overall, our stay was very comfortable. We would definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rileys Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had 9 family members including grandparents and grandkids staying at Rileys Retreat. Wonderful views and sunsets from the balcony. Pool and hot tube were excellent features. Clean and comfortable areas on first and second floors. Large kitchen with everything (except a working can opener) needed to make meals. It was necessary to have a car.

Very enjoyable week at this VRBO.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York, NY

The Reilly's loved Riley's

  • 5 of 5

MY family really enjoyed our stay at Riley's retreat. We really appreciate the kindness the owner's have shown in letting us stay. The home sleeps 10 comfortably with AC bedrooms in a safe and private location. The views from the balconies overlooking Cruz Bay were so beautiful that at times my family had trouble mobilizing to leave and go to the beach. No one wanted to leave. The poolside and hot tub which were surrounded by the most beautiful landscaping were a nice touch to relax in after a long day in the sun. There is a short drive to town and all of the most beautiful beaches you've ever seen. They also have a really great kitchen with all needed appliances. Perfect for a family trip or a girl's vacation.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

High season, main level only (max 6 guests), $5300 plus tax. Low season, main level only (max 6 guests), $4000 plus tax. Thanksgiving week, $5100 plus tax, Holiday period (Dec 17-Jan 7 & President's week), $7000 plus tax.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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