About the property
- House3000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 - 7 nights
Bedrooms 2, Bathrooms 2, Sleeps 6
Beautiful island memories are made at Down Yonder Pool Villa. Surrounded by lush tropical gardens and conveniently located in Chocolate Hole (less than .5 miles from the Westin resort), this well-appointed, comfortable home features two King suites - one on either side of the huge Great Room. The Great Room and each bedroom enjoys access to the glorious sundeck and 30 foot pool, and every room has the same mesmerizing view of Chocolate Hole Bay and the deep blue Caribbean water beyond.
You'll find everything you'll need for an unforgettable vacation right at your fingertips. This includes coffee for your mornings, beach towels, beach chairs and a cooler for daytime fun, and comfortable outdoor furniture for you to lounge on at night.
Down Yonder Pool Villa has AC and wifi throughout, HE washer/dryer, and a deluxe Weber grill.
The Garden Suite at Chocolate Hole, located below the Pool Villa, can be rented separately. The units are completely private from one another, each with its own driveway and separate access.
Rates based on four person occupancy. Additional guest fees apply for up to six guests total. Click "Book Now" for detailed quote.
Brittany and Robert Gonzales
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- Response time:
- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
About Brittany and Robert Gonzales
Our vacation homes are perfect for independent travelers. Professionally managed by Island Abodes, LLC
Why Brittany and Robert Gonzales chose Estate Chocolate Hole and Great Cruz Bay
The home, grounds, and views are beautiful. And safe easy access is a terrific amenity on St. John!
What makes this House unique
Guests are blown away by the outdoor space.
Pool / Spa
Sports & Adventure Activities
Lovely home with a great view
The house was amazing and very clean! Love all that was supplied - beach towel, shampoo, soaps, and even coolers to take to the beach. Paige at Island Abodes was very responsive and helpful. Definitely would go back!
Hi Kody! Thank you so much for your review of the Down Yonder Pool Villa at Chocolate Hole. We're so happy to hear you found the accommodations to be clean and well stocked with a variety of amenities. Beach essentials for an island vacation are a must! We can't wait to welcome you back to Island Abodes on your next visit to sunny St. John.
Chocolate Hole Charm
This was a lovely rental for our stay in early May. The house is well located and very well equipped with everything you need for the kitchen, beach, umbrellas, bug spray, sun tan lotion etc. The pool was delightful and refreshing after a day at the beach.
The air conditioning worked very well and management responded to questions very quickly.
One of the other renters had mentioned barking dogs, which we noticed but did not find to be a constant or a major distraction. I would highly recommended this property to interested parties.
Hi Pat! Thank you so much for the review and recommendation of your stay in the Down Yonder Pool Villa at Chocolate Hole. I'm happy to hear you found the location convenient and the variety of provided amenities useful. A dip in the pool is certainly a nice treat after a hot day at the beach! We hope to welcome you back to Island Abodes and sunny St. John in the future.
Great House, Less Great Location
This is a clean, comfortable home in a convenient location. The home has a nice island vibe and is well-stocked with beach items and things that you might need during your stay. It is close to the grocery store and the gas station, and not a far drive from the famous beaches along route 20. We did have some issues with this property, however. The home is in a rather commercial part of St. John and sits fairly close to a busy road (104). The traffic noise is loud at times, and the neighborhood dogs can be pretty vocal as well. It was not exactly the peaceful island retreat I had anticipated. My husband compared it to Daytona Beach during bike week at one point.
The management company, Island Abodes, is not one that will meet you at the ferry dock. You have to either drag your luggage to the jeep rental place, or send someone to get the jeep while the others wait at the ferry landing with the luggage. If you are familiar with St. John this is just a minor annoyance, but if you have not been to the island before it might be rather confusing, as there are one-way streets around the harbor. Island Abodes also encourages a "self check in," which means they leave the door unlocked and several instruction sheets around the place rather than sending someone out to greet you and acquaint you with the property. I did not care for this. When we arrived after ten hours of traveling, the house was boiling hot, and we discovered that the air conditioning is only in the bedrooms. There are ceiling fans in the living area, but they are not sufficient to cool the home in the heat of the day if the shades have been left open, as they were when we arrived. We went out to the pool area to cool off and relax, and discovered just how loud the road noise can be at times. It was a bad start to our vacation.
All that aside, we did have a fun week in St. John. We were at the beaches most of the time, and I streamed the Jack Johnson station through the TV or speaker when we were at the house, so we could not hear the traffic. The noise may not be a factor for some people, but it did prevent us from using the outdoor area, so I want other people to be aware of it before they book this property. In other respects, the house was just as pictured. The beds were comfortable, the air conditioning worked well in the bedrooms, the view is lovely, and for St. John, the rental rate is reasonable. I would not book this property again due to the noise, but for some it may be perfect.
Linda, thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay in the Down Yonder Pool Villa at Chocolate Hole. I’m happy to hear you found the island style accommodations clean, comfortable, and conveniently located to St. John essentials, especially the beaches! It sounds as though you enjoyed the amenities provided for the beach and villa. Robert and I do our best to think of everything our guests may need to have a relaxing and fun filled vacation! We apologize you found the noise from 104 bothersome; as this is a 20mph road with speed bumps that runs from Cruz Bay to Fish Bay, our guests do not typically notice excessive traffic or noise. Regarding picking up guests from the ferry dock, we do not offer this service because it allows us to maintain affordable rental rates. We are always happy to greet guests at our properties for check-in if requested prior to arrival, as stated in our pre-arrival materials. I sincerely apologize if this was not clear to you, as our goal as small business owners is to meet each and every guest’s needs to ensure a most enjoyable stay in paradise. Like most homes on St. John, our properties do not have central air, only air conditioning in the bedrooms, as mentioned on our website. I’m glad you found the bedrooms cool and comfortable, the rate reasonable, and that you were able to enjoy the beautiful Caribbean views. We appreciate hearing your feedback so we can continue to improve Island Abodes!
Perfect Villa Rental
Our stay at Down Yonder Pool Villa was perfect. The villa has everything you need and the location is superb. The layout is perfect for 2 couples as there is plenty of space and privacy for everyone. Brittany and Robert were extremely accommodating, replying to any questions or requests we had within 10 minutes. Our entire stay was the best we have had on St. John and we will definitely be back again soon!
Many thanks for the review of your stay in the Down Yonder Pool Villa, Alexandra! We are so happy to hear you found the location convenient and the villa to be spacious and private. Robert and I strive to provide excellent customer service to our guests so I’m thrilled to hear all your needs were met. We look forward to welcoming you back to paradise and Island Abodes soon!
Awesome family time
It was wonderful home close to town. It had all the amenities you need to enjoy the great island life and warm temperatures. Very nice pool, deck, BBQ pit and great outdoor living/dining areas. Great views of the sunsets and water. The bedrooms are air conditioned and the bathrooms had hot water.
The services were great too. Cleaning service of home and pool were provided and trash was hauled away. Water dispenser was replenished often. Thank you.
Thank you for the lovely review of your extended stay in the Down Yonder Pool Villa, Kay! I’m so happy to hear that you found the accommodations conveniently located to town, clean, comfortable, and well stocked with a variety of amenities. It sounds as if you took full advantage of the outdoor living space, which is what island life is all about! We so enjoyed having you as long term guests and were happy to provide additional services to make your vacation experience full of rest and relaxation. I hope the beautiful sunset and ocean views from the villa will be treasured memories of St. John! Island Abodes hopes to welcome you back to Love City again soon.
Ideal Island Paradise
My family of 5 (including 3 kids ages 12, 10, & 8) stayed for a week at the Down Yonder Pool Villa at Chocolate Hole, and it was divine. First, the view is breathtaking. BREATHTAKING. Starting each morning with coffee and ending each day with a painkiller enjoying the view from the observation deck by that pool is extraordinary. Second, the accommodations are extremely comfortable and clean. No essential details have been overlooked, and in fact many extras - like crazy cool art on the walls and electronic mosquito swatters - have been added for a personal, fun touch. The two beds in the bedrooms are excellent, and our younger kids enjoyed sleeping on the sofa bed. The kitchen has everything you need for making meals and eating in. And the washer and dryer are super convenient. But the best part is the concierge level of service provided by Brittany and Robert. Everything from recommendations on Jeep and snorkel rental to referral for our airport taxi and BVI boat charter - and even a suggested daily itinerary featuring not-to-miss hikes, beaches, and restaurant choices. We would highly recommend Island Abodes to anyone wanting to visit St. John. We cannot wait for our next opportunity to return and escape to this paradise.
Josh, thank you so much for taking the time to write such an awesome review of your stay at the Down Yonder Pool Villa in Chocolate Hole! Robert and I are so happy to hear you found the suite to be clean, comfortable, and well stocked with amenities. It sounds as though you and your family were truly able to settle in and make it feel like home. I'm glad you enjoyed the pool and the stunning Caribbean views! As small business owners, we strive to provide our guests with high quality customer service, so we greatly appreciate the kind words! We are always happy to provide recommendations and 'must-dos' around our beautiful little piece of paradise. Please come back and visit Island Abodes and sunny St. John again soon!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates based on double occupancy. Additional guest fees apply after two guests.