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Villa Equinox: St. John Caribbean Luxury with Expansive Views

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights


Minimum Stay
4 nights

About the property

Villa, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Experience the Magic of St. John at Villa Equinox. Absorb the Unmatched Breathtaking Panoramic Ocean, Big Sky and Mountain Views encompassing the South Side of St. John from this special comfortable private and well appointed home. The Villa offers 180 Degree Unobstructed Ocean and National Park Views.

You will enjoy the beauty of Native Style Stonework both interior and exterior. Delightfully discover the many Original and Unique Details incorporated into the house.

The fantastic Low Chemical Pool and Hot Tub with Amazing Ocean and Big Sky Views provide opportunity for fun, relaxation and inspiration. The Coral Stone Pool Deck can be used for Sun Bathing, Dining, Yoga, and gathering to enjoy your friends and family day and night.

The Gorgeous Stone Great Room with Ocean Views adjacent to the well appointed kitchen ensures you and your loved ones are Nourished Body and Soul during your stay. All 4 Bedrooms have extremely comfortable King Beds, Fine Cotton Linens and Towels, Private Bathrooms, Ceiling Fans, and Split System Air-Conditioning. But the Breezy Cooling Tradewinds Location often makes air-conditioning unneeded.

3 of the bedrooms are Private Master Suites with Balconies, so it's possible to enjoy private time as well as social time with friends and family.

Kick back in the Game Room with Wet Bar off the Pool Deck and enjoy watching a pro game or movie on the 47' Flatscreen Satellite TV. Or socialize over a game of cards or board game.

Views, Views, Views! Enjoy a quiet meditative Sunrise, daytime Ocean Views and Big Sky Vistas from your comfy chair on your Private Balcony. Relax and reflect after a day at the beach with your favorite beverage and your loved ones while watching the Sunset. Top off your day in the Hot Tub or on the Patio with amazing night time Stargazing.

Our Tropical Garden is mature with a variety of flowering plants and trees to enjoy. Share a cup of coffee or tea in the intimate Outdoor Alcove with the Orchid Collection.

Villa Equinox is a wonderful place to connect with your family and friends. Ideal for Small Groups and Weddings.

We hope to see you soon!

Keywords: 4 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Private, Pool, Hot Tub, Ocean Views, Villa, St. John, VI,

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Nelson Uzzell
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 11, 2017

About Nelson Uzzell

St. John has been our home for over 25 years. We lovingly built Villa Equinox to enjoy as our family home with plans to eventually offer vacation rentals. Nelson is a builder so he personally built the Villa and we incorporated special details throughout. Our child is attending college now so we are able to open Villa Equinox to the rental market for others to enjoy as much as we have these many years. St. John is a special place offering many activities and here is how we enjoy the Villa and St. John:

Explore the many fabulous sand and rocky beaches. Revel in the amazing user friendly beautiful Caribbean Sea!

Swimming, snorkeling, diving, power and sail boating, wind surfing, surfing, paddle boarding, kayaking, fly and deep sea fishing. Discover the National Park and hike the trails, check out the sugar mill ruins dotted throughout the island. Have a massage, eat good food, converse and enjoy time with your friends and family. Connect with nature to revive and restore yourselves. These are all things that have made our time at Villa Equinox memorable and we hope that you will enjoy a similar experience.

Nelson Uzzell purchased this villa in 1996

What makes this villa unique

Expansive views, cooling breezes, and amazing starry night skies hard to see anywhere else.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Villa Equinox: St. John Caribbean Luxury with Expansive Views
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

St John Charm

  • 5 of 5

We stay on St John at least once a year. We always stay at a villa. We will be back to Villa Equinox. The views from this villa are awesome. The villa is positioned so that it is very private. The villa was very clean and was accessorized with very nearly anything you would need to have a great vacation. Nelson, the owner is one of the most easy going gentleman that I have met on the island. He was very helpful and attentive.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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absolutely perfect

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Villa Equinox with my family of four and another's family of 5. This made the rental very affordable. There is plenty of space and due to the layout we were able to have complete privacy at any time.

The owner , Nelson, is charming and attentive.

This villa is complete luxury. The views are phenomenal. The home is so unique and the special details are throughout. I have never seen anything like it !

The location is awesome and private and quiet.

The beds are super comfy, the home is very clean and had everything we could possibly need and more.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rochester, MN

Absolutely beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

We almost didn't rent this beautiful home because of some of the reviewers comments about the drive there. What a shame that would have been. The drive up is steep and curvy, but no more so than even major roads on the island. It was well worth the ascent! The home is set in a cliff where you experience views of the national forest on your left and fish bay and the sunset on your right. Nelson was a friendly and helpful host. He did most of the building of the house himself, giving everything such character. We stayed here with our two young children who had a wonderful time in the pool and exploring all the different parts of the house. This would be a great place to stay with friends or extended family as there is quite a bit of privacy between the different bedroom areas, but yet the common spaces are roomy and perfect for gathering both inside and out. The sheets and towels were new and were of good quality, and the kitchen was well stocked. Nelson even has an orchid garden in the grill area to keep you smiling while flipping burgers! It was such a treat to sit on one of the decks at sunset or for star gazing in this remote, beautiful place. We would most certainly recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alexandria, VA USA

Beautiful view, Unique house

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful experience in St John, due in no small part to this exceptional accommodation. Every thing about the property -- from the stunning views to the rich assortment of architectural, landscape, and furnishing details -- is a feast for the eyes. Further enriching the stay, Nelson could not have been a more gracious or helpful host. Getting to the house is not for the faint of heart but after a couple of trips it becomes both manageable and fun (much like driving just about anywhere on the island). The house is fairly isolated, but only a short drive to the "action" in Cruz Bay and fantastic beaches; a car/jeep is a necessity.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Villa Equinox far exceeded my expectations.

  • 5 of 5

Villa Equinox is an amazing villa. The views are spectacular. There was always a lovely breeze which made sunbathing and sleeping a pleasure. Around the house there are many hand crafted pieces of art which were all beautiful. The house itself is very comfortable. Nelson the owner and builder did a wonderful job. He has recently installed many solar panels to help promote a more green living environment. The house was spotless and way more pretty than the pictures. The lay out of the house works really well for different couples, in laws, or families with teenagers due to all of the separate private living spaces. Nelson was always available for questions that I had... even when the pool was over flowing from a lot of rain. When I asked him what to do he laughed and said " run and jump in doing lots of cannon balls." He was a wonderful, fun, and caring host. I have already referred Villa Equinox to many friends and some have already booked this villa. Its location is stunning, and it is close enough to Cruz Bay but yet well removed for peace and tranquility. It was a prefect place to stay on St John !

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alhambra, CA

Wonderful Time at Villa Equinox!

  • 5 of 5

Views were amazing from every room and deck. The open kitchen and living room is large enough for everyone to enjoy. Bedrooms are spread out and spacious. The house is high up on the hill so privacy was great and we always had a nice breeze going thru the living area. We took advantage of the hot tub every night to relax and watch the stars after a long day of hiking or snorkeling. Thanks again Nelson for sharing your beautiful home with us!

  • Submitted: May 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We can guide you to our neighborhood National Park trail to the Baobab Tree! Then connect to La Esperance Trail to Reef Bay and the Petroglyphs and Sugar Mill Ruin. Hike back the way you came, or walk along the shore and snorkle Reef Bay!

The Villa is great for Yoga, Whale Watching, Birdwatching, Oil, Watercolor, Pastel Painting.. We have a good library on St John History and Beach and Trail Guides.


Rates & Availability

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Aug 26 2016 - Apr 16 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Apr 17 2017 - Dec 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.5%

I charge per occupancy and this stupid website doesn't allow options, also I break payments into thirds. Please contact me for prices,

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Skytop Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Location Type:
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  • Broadband Access
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  • Parking Off Street
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  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (4) 4 Bedrooms have extremely comfortable and good looking King Size Beds with Fine Linens, Twin or Single Beds (2) A daybed with trundle is available to provide 2 Twin Beds
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Have fun in the Poolside Game-Party Room, with Wet Bar, Fridge, Adult Board Games, Playing Cards, 47" Flatscreen TV with satellite and DVD Player, and Gas Grill Beautiful Deck and Balcony Areas for Sunning, Stargazing, Yoga, Exercise, Reading, Hanging Out, Relaxing, Outside Dining, Oil Painting, Birdwatching, Whalewatching

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