Exquisite Villa in Coral Bay - perfect for 1-3 couples but will sleep 7
Brian: General Manager
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About Brian: General Manager
My name is Brian. I am the exclusive manager for Villa Solemare. I also own and operate Mooncottage HA# 229582 on adjoining estates. This is my most lovely Italian neighbor's property of 20 years in which I exclusively rent and manage on their behalf for the last 9 years. Please call me anytime - you will receive the same exceptional service.
Brian: General Manager purchased this Villa in 2005
Why Brian: General Manager chose Estate Calabash Boom
It is simply the finest villa in Coral Bay with exceptional views. It is very cozy for 1-3 couples or small families. Sleeps 7.
What makes this Villa unique
Quiet, peaceful and private -- and elegant.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
The house was great but the roads leading up to the house were...unexpected
I know the island got a lot of damage during Irma and Maria and the main roads had a lot of potholes but were not terrible. However, the roads leading up to the Villa itself were pretty treacherous and you might want to prepare yourself for this. There is no way anything other than a Jeep will make this trip. Some of the roads are still washed away so it goes from concrete slab to pretty rugged terrain at times and all at a pretty steep incline. Once you're at the house, the view cannot be beat and the house worked perfectly for the 8 of us.
Villa Solemare experience was wonderful!
Our family tradition is to spend the last week of every year together. Adults and our children had plenty of room to relax, cook, play games and enjoy the view. This was our first time to St. John and the villa was exactly what we needed. Many thanks to Brian for the countless hours of staying in contact with us. It wasn’t easy after the hurricane last year for you and many of the island residents, but every accommodation was made to guarantee the house was ready for us when we arrived. Brian, your sincerity and integrity bring a confidence to the booking process that gives your guest confidence. The property does the rest to guarantee comfort while enjoying the islands. The villa had everything we needed...from the kitchen to the bedrooms with wonderful beds and the outdoor spaces, it was all awesome! AND... have I mentioned the breathtaking view?!!
Villa Solemare may be on the “quieter” side of the island, but we loved our home atop the mountain. The drive to popular beaches or nightlife was only a beautiful 20 min drive. Closer to home were several local eateries and the market was just 5 min away. Jeeps are definitely required for the steep terrain, but we loved it for off roading and adventurous wandering! Everything was worth the journey and our memories to end 2018 near Coral Bay. Thank you for wonderful guest services and know that we will always recommend you and your properties with high regard.
Villa Solemare Is Outstanding
Our stay at Villa Solemare was fantastic. The Villa was completely as represented and a great place to stay on St John. We had 3 couples and the house set up was great, including privacy and great common areas. The view was incredible and the Island manager was very attentive and helpful.
I'd thoroughly recommend the Villa and we look forward to a return visit.
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Our stay at Solemare was a complete disappointment. Neglected and run down things are held together with zip ties. Water smelled bad and was discussting. Window hardware didn't work or was completely broken. Way to much money to spend on such an inferior property
To all prospective and future guests.
We take the quality, maintenance and customer service of our villa very seriously. We listen to all comments from guests. We respond professionally and in a timely manner to any and all issues brought to our attention. And, reviews are very important.
We have a unanimous 5-star rating for a very good reason--because it is a magnificent villa with a glorious view and a wonderful staff.
The truth be told, we gave to this guest at NO additional charge the use of an additional bedroom for friends visiting them on-island.
When negative issues were brought to our attention via e-mail, (only after they returned home), we were in touch within 2 hours. And we spoke with this guest on the phone for more than 30 minutes--and we believed that all was well.
In any case, above and beyond, we sent them a complimentary partial refund for their inconveniences.
NOTE: None of these issues mentioned, (fact or fiction), were brought to our attention until after their departure--otherwise they would have been addressed immediately. That is our policy and quality code.
Please take this one-and-only 1-star rating in the history of this villa with a grain of salt.
We believe it was written in a reactionary manner without much regard to our customer service mentioned above or an appreciation what was really "right" with this exceptional villa. And, possibly written when spell-check was not functioning properly.
Peace and understanding.
Perfect Home for Families
What an incredibly beautiful, relaxing home you have. It has been a real privilege to spend time here and we thank you for opening it up. We visited beaches, hiked, spent many hours on floats in the pool, and cooked some great meals. It is the perfect home for families to vacation and spend some memorable time together. Thank you so much!!
Jim & Vicki (from NC)
P.S. Special kudos and appreciation to Bob McNabb. Any problem that came up he fixed immediately. You are the best Bob!
Villa Solemare does NOT disappoint. From the moment you descend the stairs, through stunning foliage, you are wowed! And, then you see the view and your breath is literally taken away. From morning to night, the view enchants you – it is simply beautiful. The home itself is gorgeous, with large bedrooms, and MASSIVE bathrooms and showers larger than some NYC apartments (not really, but they are huge). We were at VS for one week, with another couple, to celebrate my 40th birthday and our 10 year wedding anniversary and it could not have been any better. The weather in STJ was oftentimes overcast, with rain, during our stay, but that made for unbelievably beautiful forever changing views and difference in water colors. The hardest part of the week was leaving every morning …..
If you're thinking about going, go.
A romantic luxury St. John villa rental nestled into a verdant Caribbean hillside, built from native hardwoods, marble and surrounded by lush tropical gardens—it is a Caribbean villa without compare. Just minutes from St. John's legendary pristine beaches and protected coral reefs, once you arrive at this romantic villa you may never care to leave. Designed to take full advantage of panoramic 5-star views, sunshine, sea views, soft trade breezes and ulta-secluded natural splendor of a Caribbean hillside. Situated near the border of the National Park, it is surrounded by untouched tropical forests.
Located in quiet Calabash Boom, enjoy hiking, snorkeling, sailing, swimming and relaxing. When you arrive at Villa Solemare, you will simply not believe your eyes - directly facing Hurricane Hole National Monument (Virgin Islands version of Mt. Rushmore) and down-island views of sailors' paradise Sir Francis Drake's Passage. Numerous tasty restaurants and local bars are only minutes away.
Golf: Golf is available on St. Thomas...only a short ferry ride away. St. John does not have any golf courses.