About the property
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3 Bedrooms And 3 Baths With Spectacular Views In Best Location!
You'll find a tranquility you've never experienced before just sitting out on the deck of this beautiful home which offers everything. Spectacular sunsets with views of Pillsbury Sound and the lights of St. Thomas. This home overlooks Great Cruz Bay and the Westin Resort and is a scenic five minute drive from the town of Cruz Bay. Short scenic drive to all of the beaches (Hawksnest, Honeymoon, Cinnamon, Trunk, Maho and more).
Large living room has sliders with screens on both sides and the gentle trade winds keep the home airy and fresh. Well stocked galley kitchen with stainless steel appliances is open to the dining and living area with access to the deck directly from the kitchen. The deck has two large tables with seating for 8 with additional lounge chairs.
3 bedrooms with 3 baths. Large master suite on one side of house with large walk in shower with stone walls and rainfall shower head. Master has king size bed with dresser to store clothes, additional chairs for seating and door opening out onto the deck. You can sit in bed and look out at Pillsbury Sound and fall asleep to the sound of the waves.
Second master suite has king bed with attached bath and 3rd bedroom with hall bath. All baths have recently been renovated with beautiful walk in stone wall and glass showers.
Return from the beach in the afternoon for a dip in the pool before cocktails on the 45' deck with unsurpassed views and always a breeze. You'll want to get your dinner to go, just to dine on the deck.
Beach towels, beach chairs, washer and dryer, basic cable, wi-fi, a safe for your valuables, outdoor grill, docking station for your ipod, and a second outdoor eating area and outdoor shower. Available by the week or the month.
You'll find yourself getting up earlier than usual, just to go out on the deck and enjoy the early morning and counting the iguanas in the treetops or watching the sailboats in Great Cruz Bay or Pillsbury Sound. Our gardens are filled with tropical plants and flowers, including orchids, desert rose and bougainvilla. You'll see hummingbirds and bananaquits and maybe even a hawk or two. At night, you can look out to the sky and see millions of stars.
Many of our guests return again and again over the years. If you're looking to party hardy, this is not the island or home for you. If you love nature and want to decompress, this is the perfect island and home for you! Besides the gardens and birds and iguanas you'll see at the house, the snorkeling on the island is excellent. It's not unusual to swim with the sea turtles or see rays, tarpons or other tropical fish. St John is home to the Virgin Islands National Park and 2/3 of the island is National Park. The National Park Service has free hikes (check with them for schedule).
Walk around small town and shop or eat at some of the town's great restaurants. From barbeque at Uncle Joe's (the best), or a drink at The Quiet Mon, there's always something to do in Cruz Bay. Or drive over to the other side of the island and spend time in Coral Bay, go to the beach at Salt Pond (this is a hike and you'll need lots of water), but the snorkeling there is great. Go to Skinny Legs for lunch, stop at the top of Bordeaux Mountain for a smoothie and head back home to Cruz Bay.
St John is an out of the way island that is laid back and off the beaten track. There are no airport or cruise ship terminals. If you're looking for a relaxing vacation without the hustle and bustle or big city, this island is it.
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About Michael Sbabo
I purchased this home almost 20 years ago because I had been to St John previously and fell in love with the island. The Virgin Islands National Park was located here and I loved the serenity and peace of the island. I live in CT and NY most of the year and travel to St John frequently to get away from it all.
Michael Sbabo purchased this Villa in 1993
Why Michael Sbabo chose Estate Chocolate Hole and Great Cruz Bay
Morgan Point is situated at one of the best locations on the island of St John, at Great Cruz Bay. The villa boasts spectacular views and is within 5 minutes of the town of Cruz Bay. Morgan Point is equipped with everything you need away from home, including the incredible deck and entertaining area, a pool, laundry facilities and a well stocked kitchen.
What makes this Villa unique
This home is in one of the best locations on the island. The views are spectacular and the home is a short drive into town.
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Convenient, Comfortable, Well Appointed
I can't say enough good things about our Morgan Point experience. From the very first contact to the email I received after our stay indicating they had found my sweater and were mailing it back to me they were great! Cindy met us at the ferry, took us to get our rental car, and then showed us all the ins and outs of getting around town. The house has everything you need for cooking in; even sharp knives! Very clean and comfortable with outstanding views of Great Cruz Bay. Sitting around the infinity pool at the end of the day was fabulous. We will definitely recommend Morgan Point to anyone we know who is planning to visit St. John.
I have stayed at Morgan Point many times and have only the most wonderful memories of each visit! The views are absolutely breathtaking and the accomodations create a comfortable and relaxing home away from home!
Using Morgan Point as your home base, it is easy to select a new stunning beach to investigate each day, or take a day off and hike in a National Park! Snorkel gear is also recommended!
Prepare to be Awed by the Views
I have been a frequent guest at Morgan Point and I am always amazed at the spectacular views that greet you as you enter the home. The distant views include remote Islands, boats crossing Pillsbury Sound and at night, the twinkling lights on St Thomas. Up close you will see iguanas sunning in the tree tops and the boats at anchor in Great Cruz Bay
The Villa is spacious and comfortable with plenty of spots to gather and for me places to enjoy private moments of quiet solitude. I can leave the comforts of Morgan Point and in a short time be shopping or dining in Town or snorkeling off one of the fabulous beaches in the nearby National Park.
On the way home, i stop at one of the well-stocked markets so we're prepared to lounge by the pool for cocktails and later utilize the convenient kitchen to create a dinner to be enjoyed on the expansive deck by candlelight.
I sleep like a baby and wake up refreshed. I plan to return agin when I can get away.
10 Visits and Counting
I have stayed at Morgan Point 10 times over the last 18 years and wouldn't think of staying at any other villa. Mike and the management company do an outstanding job to make sure everything is as it should be. This unpretentious home is situated in the perfect spot on the side of a mountain and allows for constant gentle trade winds so that we rarely use the air conditioning. From the very spacious deck, we watch the lights of St. Thomas at night, watch the ferries going in and out, and rainbows on every visit. This home is comfortable and had everything we could want away from home. It is ALWAYS clean and well-maintained. The kitchen had everything we needed and there is an outdoor shower and a large grill. There is a small pool that's perfect for a dip after a day at the beach. While there are neighbors, the property has a secluded feel because of the lush landscaping. St. John is a mountainous volcanic island and some of the roads are tough to drive. This location is a quick scenic 5 minute drive to town, hilly, but you don't have to do any switchbacks here. Can't say enough good things about this place and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a wonderful place to stay. Going back next year and can't wait!
A Piece of Paradise
Morgan Point is perfect. The location is close to the bustle of Cruz Bay, so you can enjoy the shopping and restaurants, but far enough to be away from the crowds. A 10 minute drive to the house overlooking Great Cruz Bay, and you feel like you're on your own island. Except for the tree frogs, the silence at night is deafening. The house has spectacular views into Great Cruz Bay, over to St. Thomas, and across the Carribean. The boats bobbing in the water in the Bay are right out of a travel magazine. The house itself is open, relaxing, and very accomodating. There's an open kitchen to the living area, and the large sliding doors to both the front and back living areas allows the Caribbean breezes to be blowing through, or the house can be closed off. Three bedrooms, each with a luxurious private bath, means everyone is comfortable in their own space. Washer/dryer, dishwasher, ceiling fans in every room, large tv with cable, and great wifi all make the house feel like home, but with a much better view. The pool is just the right size, with lots of chairs around, and night lights (or not :)). There's a large table on the front lanai - you will never want to leave this spot. Coffee as the sun comes up over the Bay, or cocktails looking at the lights come up on St. Thomas - this is the stuff vacations are made of. The owner is easy to work with, and can offer suggestions for beaches or day trips. He takes great pride in his property, and it's maintained very well. No surprises. Whether you have been to the island many times, or this is your first trip, this is the perfect house for a perfect vacation. Staying here is truly like being in Paradise.
Our favorite so far
My wife and I have been to St John 6 times. Never staying in the same villa. Morgan Point is our favorite so far. A great deck and view without a scary drive up a hill as can be the case on STJ. Always something to watch on the water below. Kitchen was well stocked. Beds were nice and everything worked. You do get cell service also because you can see the tower on STT.
Morgan Point is a short drive to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world: Cinnamon, Trunk Bay, Maho, Hawksnest.
Additional information about rental rates
In Season: $3,675 (1-4 people), $4,410 (5-6 people) Off Season: $2100 (1-2 people), $2800 (3-4 people), $3500 (5-6 people), Maximum Guests: 6 Thanksgiving Week $3150 - Christmas/New Year's Weeks $5495 Rates are subject to change until reservation confirmed.