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Villa Solare - New Pool - Amazing Sunsets

Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

5 Bedroom, 5 Bathroom, 10 Sleeps With Views Of Great Cruz Bay And St. Thomas

Enjoy Spectacular Sunsets over Great Cruz Bay and the Lights of St. Thomas from the new pool deck of Villa Solare. Wonderful 30' X 12' pool and covered patio were added in the fall of 2015. Located in the quiet neighborhood of Great Cruz Bay Estates, Villa Solare offers easy 10-minute access to downtown (no hair-pin curves or roller coaster hills), convenient to shopping, restaurants and North Shore beaches.

Upon entering the Villa property, you experience the natural Caribbean artistry of stone & shell archways, brick courtyard and tropical gardens. The Villa features a Main house with two Master Suites and a Guest Cottage with 3 additional bedroom suites, providing accommodations for 2 or as many as 10! All bedrooms are air-conditioned and have private full baths. Each bedroom includes flat screen TVs with cable and DVD, Ceiling fans and iPod connections. Wonderful mahogany cathedral ceilings, doors and paneling throughout, complete the Caribbean experience.

In addition to the two Master Suites, the Main House features a newly renovated Kitchen with stainless steel appliances and serving/entertaining island, spacious Dining Area and Casual Living Room. Walk from the Living Area onto the spacious deck and relax around your private pool, overlooking the moorings of Great Cruz Bay. The new covered deck accommodates casual dining for 10 as well as a sitting area to escape the afternoon sun or occasional showers.

From the Guest House, enjoy great views from the elevated deck or relax in the shaded patios beneath.

Plenty of parking with easy turn-around. The gently sloping yard is perfect for families with small children or elderly. Easy 5 min. walk to the Westin for beaches, bars and boat rentals/excursions. Wonderful venue for Family Reunions or Wedding Party accommodations.

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Susan Bradley
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Villa Solare - New Pool - Amazing Sunsets
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Grandmama's Birthday Celebration!

  • 5 of 5

"Why should I want to leave this place?" said Grandmama repeatedly as her family tried to convince her to revisit the beaches that we all remembered so fondly. And indeed, this group of 10 couldn't agree more, although we did explore a bit! Villa Solare was perfect for our 4 generation family gathering including 90 yo Grandmama and 2.5 yo great-grandson. The new pool and deck area was indeed so inviting that we spend most of our time there and ate on the covered verandah every night. The layout with the cottage bedrooms/baths for our mostly later risers and the 2 master bedrooms overlooking the pool could not have been better. We only had one car (definitely opt for a jeep; you need the clearance) for our group of 10 but no worries - lounge at our pool, walk to the beach at the Westin for sand play or drinks, quick run to drop off some at Cinnamon or Caneel, drop off our scuba divers for a pickup at Chocolate Hole, walk to St. John grocery, watch the resident iguanas from the pool (a favorite of everyone)- all easy on island time! Groceries were of sufficient variety although certainly trended more expensive; we mostly shopped nearby St. John grocery but also loved the bagels from Baked in the Sun (and they made a fabulous flourless chocolate torte for gluten intolerant Grandmama.)The villa was well equipped (we prepared all dinners at home), only tried the AC in one room one time as the fans were sufficient and preferred by us and any minor issues we had were solved quickly and in a friendly manner by Caribbean Villas. From the initial booking process to when we left was a positive experience. Any tips ? - Yep, I wouldn't rent a car at the airport again (long line and I am now wary of the car barges as one went down the week we were there and it is guess work as to how early one needs to get in line to make sure you make the ferry to make it to the airport in time. ) Also pack snacks or lunch for the airport - the checkin process is long and the food in the terminal marginal.

Would I return to Villa Solare - and do I hope to return - you betcha!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Amazed that you were able to gather the family for this wonderful event and we feel blessed that you picked Villa Solare to host it! Thanks also for the great insight on the rental car and airport situation. We hope to have you back soon!
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Windham Maine USA

Awesome family vacation home

  • 5 of 5

This was our first stay at Villa Solare and were so pleased with the house. We are a family of ten with two young children and an 81 year old grandmother. Home accommodated everyone. The outside living area is beautiful. Cooked and ate outside 6 of the seven nights there. Coffee in the early morning on the patio was so relaxing with the island sounds of the roosters, frogs and ferries waking up the island. After a day on one of the many beautiful beaches, all were anxious to return to the patio for the beautiful sunsets. Location was also perfect. Quiet but close to everything. Hope to return to Villa Solare in the future.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for sharing! we also love that the property can accommodate the young seniors and the youngsters! The new patio has added a covered area to escape from the sun or the occasional rain shower.
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Glastonbury, CT

2nd time at Villa Solare

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd time staying at Villa Solare. The new pool and patio are phenomenal and add so much to the house. The outside dining area and sitting space were constantly being used. The pool is amazing. We stay each year in St. John with our two small children and rent cribs/supplies from Island Baby. We bring along the grandparents also! I think every grandparent now has a picture of the view as their background screen on their Ipads. The house is easy to get to, close to the food markets and town. We are planning our stay for next year. Not a bad driveway for the car but better to have 4WD. Some St. John driveways are insanely steep, this one isn't too bad. Wifi a bit spotty but this is common for the island. Susan is a great owner to work with. An issue with the kitchen sink was fixed within an hour by the villa handyman.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! So happy that you enjoyed the new outdoor space!
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Boston, MA

Fabulous View and Extraordinary Villa!

  • 5 of 5

Villa Solare in Great Cruz Bay Estates was a dream experience from the time I booked until I locked up sadly at the end of the week. When I feel stressed at home it really helps to take a breath and remember my Villa view. Susan, the owner was so helpful at every turn! Every detail was taken care of by the owners making our stay seamless. We were 2 families with 6 teens/young adults and this villa was perfect with the back cottages being separate from the house. We love to cook and this villa has every single item necessary to prepare everything from boiled water to a five star meal. The glassware is extensive and the mugs for coffee/tea just the perfect size. Large soft colorful beach towels for everyone with beach chairs, coolers, ice pack and everything necessary for multiple beach days was provided.The set up of this villa is not to be missed, I can't say enough on how it was perfectly appointed and the location is beyond stellar. The back patio with multiple chairs and gorgeous furniture makes you want to stay at the Villa all day and night. Teens or anyone can walk to the Westin so easily and it was nice to leave the young adults in town for New Years Eve and they took a taxi home. NYE in Cruz Bay with the Iron Bowl on the large screen OUTDOORS with two bands made for such fun for everyone..all ages were on the streets. St. John is the most beautiful place I have traveled to date, and we have traveled. The beaches are breathtaking, the snorkeling superb and we loved them all but definitely were partial to sipping on a cold Corona at Honeymoon Bay and the fabulous snorkeling. Parking is $20 but if you spend $20 inside you park free. Honeymoon Bay is SO SO worth the 7 minute walk through the woods-skip Caneel Bay it is just not nearly as gorgeous as Honeymoon and overpriced. Our jeep was in constant motion and we made it all over the island and on every beach possible in seven days. Our only disappointment was the "Lime Inn" which came highly recommended and we found it sadly awful-but great waitstaff and drinks.. however, several other restaurants were super. Rhumb Line is not to be missed and Longboard was perfection too. I literally could write a five paragraph essay on the Villa to explain why I give this home an excellent review and the island my five star seal of approval. We so hope we can return to Villa Solare again.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! So happy you've discovered the best our island...and our villa! Proximity to downtown for taxi rides and the Westin for family entertainment is a bonus!
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Amazing View, and a New Pool!

  • 5 of 5

Our experience was outstanding from beginning to end. The owners took a personal interest in us long before our trip began, and made sure all of our questions were answered. A very nice lady met us at the car ferry and led us to the house the first night, and then spent time showing us the house and answering all of our questions. The owners even checked on us during the week to make sure everything was going well. The house was perfect for our 3 families. There was a large fully equipped kitchen, casual living room area, and comfortable bedrooms for everyone. We spent most of our time on the back patio and in the new pool area. The pool was amazing! Plus a beautiful view of the sunset each evening - WOW. There were thoughtful features too, like the beach chairs, the double washers and dryers, the grill, and a safe for valuables. Location was great - the house was only a few minutes drive from the downtown area where you can find restaurants and shops, and a few more minutes to the entrance to the national park. And of course, the beaches on St. John are the prettiest we have ever seen. Our favorite was Maho Bay. Thank you for the enjoyable stay. We would definitely choose this house again!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your experience. We are really excited about the new pool and patio - so glad it was the focal of your Villa time. Can't wait to share it with our future (and returning) guests!
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Marshfield, MA

Exactly Right!

  • 5 of 5

Loved it!! We were 2 families looking for enough bedrooms and bathrooms to accommodate 2 couples and 6 children. The villa was perfect. We could spread out or enjoy time all together around the pool and living room areas. The location is great since it doesn't involve too much driving to get to and from town or the beaches. We are "beach people" at home on the coast so everyone settled in quickly to the routine that keeps us relaxing at home (grilling, swimming) after days filled with snorkeling, kayaking, paddleboarding, etc. We found a fully stocked kitchen and ample dining space for everyone. The pool is plainly visible for the kids to remain under watchful eyes, even as dinner is prepared indoors. We had plenty of beach chairs, coolers, towels, and even laundry on sight so everything was taken care of. Nobody wanted to leave.... Would certainly go back to Villa Solare and highly recommend it to other families. The pictures tell the story and the owner was great to work with in securing the details. It's a gem.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful that we had everything needed to make your vacation more relaxing!
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Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Great Cruz Bay
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Cruz Bay Villa Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off-Season 2017
Apr 15 2017 - Dec 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 4 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.5%

2016 Off Season Prices (April 9, 2016 – Dec. 16, 2016)
-- 2-4 people (2 BR) $2850/week
-- 5-6 people (3 BR) $3500/week
-- 7-10 people (5 BR) $4250/week

2016 Christmas/New Years (Dec 17, 2016 - Jan 4, 2017)
-- 2-10 people $6100/week

2017 In Season Prices (Jan 5, 2017 – April 14, 2017 )
-- 2-4 people (2 BR) $3955/week
-- 5-6 people (3 BR) $4725/week
-- 7-10 people (5 BR) $5425/week

2017 Off Season Prices (April 15, 2017 – Dec. 16, 2017)
-- 2-4 people (2 BR) $2975/week
-- 5-6 people (3 BR) $3850/week
-- 7-10 people (5 BR) $4550/week

2017 Christmas/New Years (Dec 17, 2017 - Jan 4, 2018)
-- 2-10 people $7000/week

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Cruz Bay Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes 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 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Fully Tiled Bath
    Master Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Fully Tiled Bath
    Guest House Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Guest House Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
    Guest House Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Ensuite Bath, air conditioning
    Master Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Ensuite Bath, air conditioning
    Cottage Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Ensuite Bath, air conditioning
    Cottage Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Ensuite Bath with Outdoor Shower, air conditioning
    Cottage Convertible Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Ensuite Bath with Outdoor Shower, air conditioning
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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