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Bedrooms 1
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

MANDAVILLA ROSE 1800 square feet living space with unobstructed views.

Mandavilla Rose is a magnificent luxury one bedroom palatial suite, two full baths on a lower floor level of a private two floors villa located on a private cul-de-sac Pocket Money Hill Road with spectacular unobstructed views of the Caribbean waters, Cruz Bay, the mountains of St. John and ten surrounding islands. The town of Cruz Bay and the ferry dock are just a short walk down the hill. In Cruz Bay you will find plenty of shopping, art gallery and many fine restaurants.

The property lined up of tropical eureka palms welcoming you as you arrive at Mandavilla Rose.

A staircase bordered by gardens lead you to the villa. Mandavilla Rose offers stylish and spacious room with elegantly furnished sitting area with two queen sleeping sofas, dining area decorated with four dining chairs with glass top table for your dining experience, a beautiful chaise lounge for your reading pleasure or just relax while you are intoxicating with the views, to top it of the king size Heavenly Simmons mattress bed with high quality linens you would want to drown in after a long lazy day on the beach. It's ideal for a honeymooner or a couple who just want a getaway.

The modern gourmet kitchen is fully equipped with tiled countertops, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, wine cooler, blender, dishes, glassware, coffee pot, pot & pans and a mini bar comes with variety of mix drinks awaiting for your arrival.

The main living area opens via glass sliding doors onto the verandah set with alfresco dining table for two and a gas grill feeling the cool tradewind breezes and the unforgettable views. An exterior staircase leads down to a shared lap swimming J sparkling pool surrounding with lush tropical foliage within custom bluebit stone walls ( originated on the property when it was built) complete with chaise lounges, high patio table set and a shaded poolside cabana with wicker furniture of a loveseat and chairs with foot stools for your comfort to enjoy sunshine all day long.

The Mandavilla is a two bedrooms villa vacation rental located on an upper floor (listing number 919135).This could be rented if you need the entire house. It could easily accommodate up to eight guests. Both rentals have their own entrances and complete privacy from each other. The building structured with steel and concrete to stand for hurricane and sound proof.

Casual elegance with many custom details, amenities and dramatic sunrise to sunsets views from the entire property make Mandavilla Rose an exceptional accommodation for your visit in St. John.


THE ENTIRE HOUSE GENERATOR FOR POWER OUTAGES one of only a few offer on the island. It will be helpful when the grid goes down of which occurs quite often on the island. You can still have the comfort without any interruption.

A 55-inch flat-screen satellite TV + DVD player in main room, + 36-inch satellite TV with Blu-Ray DVD player in bedroom, satellite radio, Bose Wave radio/CD player, bluetooth speaker, iPod dock, books, games, WiFi, wine fridge, gas grill, hair dryer, safe for valuables, pool shaded cabana with wicker furniture, beach chairs, snorkel gears, A/C bedroom, automatic generator, UV water purification system, dishwasher, washer/dryer, tennis balls and rackets.

More Details

James & Tara Overton
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

About James & Tara Overton

I was born in South Dakota. At a young age my parents introduced me to Virgin Islands on a family vacation trip. I fell in love with the Caribbean warm blue water and the serenity of the islands. I have lived in all thee islands for 31 years. I chose St. John to be my home as the island epitomizes what I had always dreamed about living in a tropical island with a beautiful white soft sand beach, tradewind breezes and amazing views. I was one of the contractor to joined and completed Westin Hotel in St. John and Ritz Carlton in St. Thomas. I had fulfilled my dream by building Mandavilla Properties ( Ylang Ylang, Ginger Thomas, Mandavilla Rose, Alexandra Cottage and Mandavilla ) with an amazing views and location. Today I enable to share this beautiful piece of island with you.

James & Tara Overton purchased this villa in 2006

Why James & Tara Overton chose Cruz Bay

St. John offers beautiful beaches, amazing views of Caribbean water and surrounding islands. There are many hiking trails, historical ruins and 75% of the island is National Park.

What makes this villa unique

This property is the gem of paradise. You will fall in love with the location and an amazing views from sunrise to sunset anywhere in the property. The property offers full amenities to make a wonderful and extra ordinary vacation memorable.


Estate Enighed Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • washer and dryer in the master bath.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • King Size Heavenly Beds by Simmons Pillow Selection, 360 Thread Count Sheets Sofa beds in the living room could accommodate additional guests.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
We provide infant car seat and pak n play upon request


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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A perfect place to call home while visiting St. John

  • 5 of 5

Mandavilla Rose was a perfect place to call home for our family. We stayed for a week and found it to be a great location close to everything in Cruz Bay and quick convenient access to the National Park. And the view of the Cruz Bay and St. Thomas from the villa was truly beautiful and unforgettable.

It was clean and well stocked with all the basics. The grounds of the property were very well maintained and beautiful as well. We were so grateful of the working generator when the island lost power one of the nights.

James and Tara were very kind and responded quickly to all our requests. It was a pleasure meeting them. I would definitely recommend this villa to anyone visiting St. John. It was an excellent first VRBO experience. Another recommendation, please rent a Jeep or SUV, especially if you are staying at a villa with beautiful views. You'll be so glad as we were.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place and service

  • 5 of 5

Everything was as advertised and the level of service that Tara provides is amazing. We traveled with a 6 and 7 year old and they cried when they had to leave their new St. John home. Have to admit, we shed a little tear ourselves. The location was awesome. A three minute drive to Cruz Bay and close to all our favorite beaches. The House was spotless and more then big enough for us and the kids. Be prepared for the usual Caribbean ant problem, but they had plenty of spray on hand. We have experienced that in about every rental and Island we have ever stayed . Don't hesitate, book it ! You will love it

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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First Trip to St. Johns

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at the property and enjoyed it tremendously. The view was awesome and the unit was clean and well stocked with "beach stuff". Jim and Tara were very helpful to us and we enjoyed meeting them.

This was our first trip to St. Johns with a group that comes every year. They stayed at a more expensive location, but were *very* impressed with our rental and several wanted the info for themselves.

All in all, I highly recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Did not meet our expectations

  • 3 of 5

Rented the middle level in “Mandavilla Rose” building


1. It is conveniently located very close to the center of Cruz Bay where all the restaurants are

2. Views of sunset and St. Thomas

3. Owners were supportive of our needs


1. The suite was overpriced for us personally. Some people might find this contentious

When we booked the villa, “Pool / Spa” had a description of “PRIVATE”. (We actually have a snapshot of the website saying PRIVATE. That description has been changed after we raise the issue.) Private is private? Moreover, Mandavilla Properties website now has this “staircase leads down to your own private paradise come with...pool”. Private is private? This was our perception when we booked – that the swimming pool and the property by the pool are ours only to use. We saw people from the third floor suite by the pool, we asked the owners why. The owners told us that if you look very very carefully in “About the Property” section you can see that the pool is “shared”. I spent 10 min trying to find that until my wife told me that there are so many details in that section that I needed to click “more details” to get to the “shared” part.

We believe things are done for a reason. We do believe that it was owners’ goal to convey the idea that the pool is private for Mandavilla middle level renters. We did not like that.

2. It is a busy location – Ginger Thomas on one side 30 feet away, Ylang Ylang is on the other side 30 feet away. The cottage is below 20 feet away. Another house 150 feet away. There is a top floor above you. As a result, there is not much privacy, contrary to what some reviewers were gushing over, when you are outside. The pool area, while not everyone has access to it, reminds of a pool area at a condo or hotel – everyone who can will look at you from their balconies will look at you.

Just an example. When you are facing the villa from the pool area, I believe Ylang Ylang is on the right. While we were in Mandavilla, Ylang Ylang was populated by two mothers with two 15 yo sons. Once in the evening, while I was reading a book by the pool, one of the boys urinated from the area next to the entrance to the second bedroom – that is from the second floor down. The boys appeared to be somewhat drunk. It was kind of ok with me – him being drunk and peeing into the garden from the second floor – it’s what boys do. But, it gives you a prospective of how “private” things really are.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It took hours and a few contacts with our past guests to validate this review because we were so confused and shocked as the review did not match with any our guests visited. Finally one of the guest's wife confirmed sadly indeed it was her husband's. We are glad guests enjoyed our location, the views and our accommodation. We are disappointed that guest had a great expectation in a property which clearly indicated on our listing it's located in the middle floor with private entrance and a shared pool with one unit on the top floor. Our guests enjoy the privacy and value of Mandavilla Rose has to offer except for this special guest. Guest definition of private is a bit different than others. This property definitely is not a PRIVATE ESTATE with air space privacy. The island is very scenic because of its characteristics of being hilly. Almost all the houses were built terrace down the hill and it would be impossible to achieve an air space privacy. All of our properties were built on its own parcel lots separated by our lush landscape to provide a natural tropical island feeling. Each of our properties have an option for extra privacy by using our patio curtains if guests desire but it's absolutely not necessary unless you have a neighbor intentionally into your business which is rarely the case. Guests were a couple husband, wife with two young children first time visit to the island . This reservation was booked by the wife and apparently they lacked of research to the cost of living and real estate on the island. Our communication was with the wife continuously up to this moment. Guests were thankful for our generator stayed on when the island loss its power. We were surprised the husband has carried this burden for the last 4 months and submitted this review discounted our past guests review is totally uncalledfor. We had several calls with guest to reset the safe in the unit when they forgot their own code. We also brought them extra blankets when they turned on the AC setting at 62 degree. Evidently we were supportive of our guests and definitely would had address the issue if we had a reasonable chance. We advise guest to allow the hosts to work with you during your stay in the future so it would be a more enjoyable stay. We wish you luck with your choice of future property and perhaps guest would be happier if guest adjust his expectation down a notch and be more realistic of your travel destination before leaving his comfort zone.
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excellent rental

  • 5 of 5

stayed in late may 2017 with my husband and our 14 month old. after some initial baby-proofing on day one, we thoroughly enjoyed our week long stay. cooler, travel mugs, kitchen cookware and utensils, beach towels, etc all provided and in good working condition. a very short drive into cruz bay. heavenly to float around in the pool in the evening after we put the baby down. just grab the baby monitor and a drink and sit out by the party lights and enjoy the view of the cruz bay and st thomas all lit up.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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First VRBO Experience!

  • 5 of 5

We've always stayed in Condo's or Resorts prior to Mandavilla Rose on St John. Jim & Tara were very responsive to requests, informative and the unit had all the basics. The location was perfect, the views were amazing and the pool was relaxing after a hard day at the beach. A grocery is just 2 minutes down the hill for whatever and Ice. We rented a Jeep on St Thomas per Jim's suggestion and took the car Ferry over. We visited just about every beach and some twice. No need to bring any snorkel equipment, beach chairs or coolers. We hope to go back in the near future and bring the rest of the family!

Bob & Jennifer

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120
Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $300

Reservation exceeding 2 guests additional occupant will be $30 for each person.

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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