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Seaclusion - St. John: Panoramic Ocean Views Sunrise & Sunset - On top Ajax Peak

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 2,400 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 King Master Bedroom Suites -5 mins. from North Shore on paved and gated road

We are happy to report SEAclusion suffered no major hurricane damage during Irma or Maria and is OPEN for the 2018 season! SEAclusion- St. John was renovated in 2014 and offers sweeping sunset to sunrise ocean views, 2 King Master bedrooms with en suite baths, full house a/c and wifi, plus two additional great rooms with optional sofa sleeper for a 5th and/or 6th guest. Sitting majestically 1000 feet atop of Ajax Peak with gated security access on all paved road/driveway, SEAclusion is less than a 20 minute drive from Cruz Bay along all paved roads, and only a short drive from Coral Bay. Less than 5 minutes from the house are the white sand beaches of Maho Bay and its sister beaches. Since SEAclusion is on the ridge top we enjoy views to both East and West Horizons from Coral Bay to beyond Norman Island and then along the North Shore of St. John and the outer cays to the lights of St. Thomas in the distance.

Designed in the Traditional West Indian Great House style, SEAclusion has wonderful architectural details like the sweeping, stone stairway entrance, arched windows and wooden shutters, as well as ballast brick and stone wall detailing. Two levels, accessed by the handmade custom hardwood inside stairway, each with master suite to provide a maximum of privacy for couples or two families. As you enter the villa the great room is to your right through the expansive, stone arch and offers comfortable new furniture to lounge and enjoy the panoramic views. Two 12 foot sliding doors have been recently installed, bringing in the views of Coral Bay, the north shore, and all the way to St. Thomas. Directly ahead is the newly remodeled, well equipped kitchen with TV, hardwood cabinets, and granite countertops. The kitchen provides an indoor dining area with optional bar seating overlooking Coral Bay Harbor. Or dine outdoors off the deck to enjoy the sunset over St. Thomas. You can also gather for pool side dining complete with gas grill to take in that amazing view all the way out to East End, Norman Island and beyond! SEAclusion St. John has decks that wrap entirely around the house so you can adjust your location to take full advantage of the varying sunlight and views. Just delivered the first week in November are comfy outdoor chairs, settee, and chaise lounges for the deck spaces.

Each of the king master suites has a wonderful mix of antique and custom furnishings, a/c, king bed, spacious walk-in closets and en suite bath. Both suites enjoy similar views over Coral Bay and beyond, while the lower suite enjoys a covered veranda with quick access to the pool. The lower level family room has desk, satellite TV, and sofa sleeper with memory foam padding. The villa sleeps 4 comfortably, but additional space for up to two more guests can be provided here with the queen sofa sleeper. The pool deck is spacious with lounge chairs, dining area, lush garden areas and that incredible view to Coral Bay and beyond - complete with in ground, concrete 24' x 12' x 4.5' deep swimming pool.

Last but by no means least, is the roof-top terrace with large built-in bench, accessed by custom indoor, hardwood ladder; the panoramic views here are truly magnificent!

SEAclusion's central island location is ideal for travelers who truly want to experience all St. John has to offer. From the excitement of Cruz Bay, the beautiful beaches of the North Shore, numerous hiking trails, awesome snorkeling sites, to the private and pristine beaches of the southeast and the charm of Coral Bay -- SEAclusion provides fast and easy access to all as well as a private and beautiful retreat to call home at the end of the day.

More Details

Property Manager
SEAclusion St. John
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 13, 2018

About SEAclusion St. John

As a couple and with our friends & family, we have visited St. John for a few years now, the first time during a cruise ship stop which docked over on St. Thomas. By jumping on a cab and taking the Red Hook ferry, it was an easy escape from the hustle and bustle of St. Thomas to the true island paradise of St. John! We immediately fell in love with the natural beauty of the island and the people there!

St. John was even more precious to us, as we were born and raised in the Midwest without the luxury of year-round warm temperatures, beautiful Caribbean beaches, and the care-free lifestyle of island living. So it wasn't too hard to resist the temptation of buying our own piece of island paradise.

We have a large family (3 kids currently in college) and full-time commitments (jobs) back in the States, so we can not enjoy the island as much as we'd like to right now... that is why we wish to share our piece of paradise with you and hope that you, too, will come to love the island as much as we do.

SEAclusion St. John purchased this villa in 2013

Why SEAclusion St. John chose Estate Maho Bay

We chose SEAclusion - St. John primarily for its location. The central island location provides quick access to the North Shore beaches, numerous hiking trails, and the great restaurants in both Coral & Cruz Bay.

During our first few visits to St. John we stayed near Cruz Bay thinking we would be closer to all the island's best attractions. However, that theory quickly vanished when we stayed at SEAclusion and discovered its location was closer to most of the beautiful North Shore beaches than our previously rentals had been in Cruz Bay. Maho Bay is less than 2 miles or 5 minute drive away from the villa; and the beaches of Cinnamon, Trunk, & Hawksnest are just a few minutes beyond to the west on Route 20. In addition, some of the best snorkeling sites and scenic hiking trails on the island are found in the central to east side of St. John. The close proximity to the charming & unique restaurants in Coral Bay, complement the fine restaurants in Cruz Bay and provide a greater selection when going out for a night on the town!

Lastly, but perhaps most important - we chose this property with for its amazing Sunrise to Sunset ocean views! Situated high up on Ajax Peak the property boosts prime views over Coral Bay, the East End & beyond to the BVIs in the southeast; and then to the northwest for views of Maho, Cinnamon, the outer cays and beyond to St. Thomas for gorgeous sunsets. These views can be seen from inside the villa to outside the villa on its wrap around decks & also from the roof-top terrace.

What makes this villa unique

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION -- one of the only villas on St. John that boasts prime, panoramic ocean views of Coral Bay and the East End for sunrises; and of the North Shore and St. Thomas for sunsets. Other unique benefits of the villa include its all masonry solid construction with two living levels connected by a beautiful hardwood inside open staircase all under one roof fully screened and air conditioned.

Guestbook comments from the manager

November 30, 2014

We had a fantastic Thanksgiving week here at this wonderful house! We love the breeze in the afternoons and the rainstorms every night. The house offered every creature comfort you’d possibly have forgotten at home. We’re big cooks so we definitely appreciated the sharp knives and variety of spices. And when we got tired of cooking we ventured out and never had a bad meal. Aqua Bistro (for dinners) and Ship Wreck ( for lunches). With so much eating, we swam it off everyday by snorkeling at Jumbie, Water Lemon and Lameshur . We also did a one-day tour with Bad Kitty. The name is strange but the crew was fantastic. Enjoy your time here, we definitely did!
Nov 2014
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Estate Maho Bay Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Upper level bedroom en-suite - toilet , shower
    Lower level bedroom en-suite - toilet , shower
    Upper level half bath - Off living area
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King master bedroom suite - upper - 1 king , with en-suite bath and awesome ocean views
    King master bedroom suite - lower - 1 king , with en-suite bath and awesome ocean views
    Private lower level sofa sleeper - 1 queen , Queen sofa sleeper in 2nd living room area
  • Each with walk-in closet, mirror & dresser, and attached bathroom. Sofa sleeper in one of the living areas may be available to accommodate two additional guests - inquire for details.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
In addition to our property manager located in Cruz Bay, a caretaker is also available close by to respond to your immediate needs during your stay at SEAclusion. The caretaker cottage shares the drive with the villa, but is located beyond the hedges and shed to the east of the villa and is barely visible from SEAclusion - so your privacy and tranquility are not compromised.


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Seaclusion - St. John: Panoramic Ocean Views Sunrise & Sunset - On top Ajax Peak
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

Perfect Villa, Perfect Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Seaclusion was the perfect Villa for my family! When we decided to take our 3 daughters (12, 10, and 7) on a dream vacation to St. John; I was very worried about making it special. Granted you're in beautiful St. John- but the place you stay can really make or break a vacation. All that worry was alleviated the minute we set foot in Seaclusion! The home was absolutely gorgeous. The pictures are accurate but are nowhere near the true beauty of the villa or views. Modern appliances, beautiful granite countertops, high end construction, large sliding glass doors that can literally open the side of the house to the outdoors, and very comfortable beds. Satellite TV and Wifi were a big hit with the kids! The pool was clean, well maintained, refreshing, and a wonderful way to finish the day.

Location: perfect. Gated-drive provided that extra security and the villa is at the top of Ajax Peak. The famous trade wind makes turning on the AC (available) unnecessary! Also keeps the mosquitos to a minimum! 5 min drive to Maho Bay, a couple mins later you're at Cinnamon and Trunk Beach! ~10 min drive to groceries and adult beverages, and ~20 mins to ferry (Cruz Bay). We rented a Jeep in St. John and highly recommend it. Easy to navigate the island!

Michele and Dave, the owners, were very thorough, always available, and handheld us through the rental/booking process. They went out of their way to ensure our every need was met and exceeded. First class service. Jim, the on-site property manager, was absolutely the best. Instrumental in making our stay perfect. Only seen when needed--- but always available.

Overall, it was an incredible vacation. Memories to last a lifetime and Seaclusion was a huge part of it! Rent this villa without hesitation, you will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Perfect Villa

  • 5 of 5

SEAclusion is the perfect villa and you should look no further!

We were looking for the perfect spot in St. John/Paradise! We had never been to USVI and this vacation we decided to bring our 3 daughters and our biggest critics! (7, 10, and 12 yrs. old) We couldn't afford to be wrong!

I looked at several villas on-line and elected to contact a few----Literally within hours Michele had contacted me and provided me with all the details I needed to help make my decision. She walked me through everything, step by step. She then guided me through the rental process and made it a breeze. She gave me her cell number and was always available for question/answer sessions. She help arrange our taxi services and our rental jeep! FIRST CLASS SERVICE.

I think as travelers/consumers you always fear a bit things that are too good to be true, usually are. But when we arrive in St. Thomas our taxi was waiting. They quickly brought us to the ferry and 20 mins later we are in Paradise. The best part: waiting for us was Jim the caretaker of SEAclusion. We had a flight delay of over 2 hrs; arriving after 6pm so nearly all businesses closed for the day. But Jim went and got our jeep for us! Then took us to the grocery store so we could pick up everything we needed. From there he lead us to the Villa. He lives close by and is always available to help; although, unseen unless needed, you just know you're in good hands!

The home is located at the top of Ajex Peak. The pictures are accurate but no where near how beautiful it is in person: the view, the pool, and the decor! Absolutely gorgeous. It's safe and secure location (gated drive); very important to me with my young family. Most importantly you are located near the top which brings the famous tradewinds through the villa! This also means very few bugs/mosquitos and no need to turn on the AC! The Wifi was fantastic along with Dish TV. All the appliances were in working condition and they had snorkel gear, beach toys, beach chairs, coolers, and towels available for our use.

The location was ideal. 5 min drive to Maho Beach and a short drive from there Cinnamon, Trunk, and Hawksnest! Also a quick ~10 min drive to Coral Bay to a nice grocery store, fun restaurants and bars! It's an easy trip to Cruz Bay for first class shopping and eating!

My family had an amazing time! The kids loved it! You simply can't go wrong with SEAclusion, book today---we will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to hear your stay on St. John and at SEAclusion was amazing! We work hard to make every guest feel at home in our villa; and to make their vacation on St. John the best it can be. We look forward to having you and your family back again -- SEAclusion and St. John are open and ready for your return!
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Dallas, TX

Ideal Island Stay

  • 5 of 5

Seaclusion was the perfect home for our St John vacation. The photos are accurate but the home is even better than a photo can capture--the high quality construction, hand-carved mahogany staircase to the rooftop, furnishings, and outstanding views in complete privacy and quiet. There is a clean pool and extra large hammock for relaxing. The kitchen has full panoramic views, as well as multiple decks with even more views. For us, peaceful Ajax Peak was the best location for easy access to all parts of the island. We especially appreciated making a quick trip to the North Shore to be the first ones in the water for a morning snorkel or an early evening snorkel at Maho or Trunk Bays after the crowds have left. Sunsets and star gazing from the rooftop deck, what a great way to end a full day of snorkeling and exploring. Birds, butterflies, and deer were welcome visitors. Constant breezes kept away mosquitoes. I would not hesitate to return, as I can't imagine a more ideal home or island location. Many thanks for a perfect stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA

Comfortable home with stunning views!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our week long stay at SEAclusion and can't wait to return! We traveled with our parents and our 1 year old, so having a full kitchen, laundry, and 2 master suites make it easy on everyone. There are multiple seating areas (outdoors and indoors) with beautiful views so everyone can spread out if needed. The location was perfect for beach going. Beautiful ocean views out of every room and rooftop deck with 360 degree views! The paved roads and gated access were a plus! The property manager was nearby and was easy to reach when needed. We didn't us the pool because of the weather, but it's nice to have and wish we used it more! Thanks for a great vacation, SEAclusion!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful experience at Seaclusion with literally the best views on the island!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 just got back from another wonderful trip on St. John. We fell in love with the island last year where we stayed on Great Cruz Bay. This year we wanted to get up higher with better views and found Seaclusion. We loved the house and Michele was terrific to work with. Excellent communication throughout and feel like we can call her a friend now. Jim is also there right near the house as the caretaker to greet you and take care of any needs you have. He would be there within minutes if we needed anything! As for the house, it is amazing with stunning views. The pictures do not do it justice and the crows nest on top gives you 360 views that are breathtaking. The sunset looking out towards Maho and Cinnamon Bays with St. Thomas in the background was spectacular. The pool was great for the kids and Dad a few times!! It has a well equipped kitchen and with the views we decided to cook in at dinner one night and come home for lunch several days. It is centrally located and really close to Maho Bay, our favorite! We highly recommend Seaclusion and look forward to staying there again soon. Thank you Michele for your hospitality and sharing your little piece of heaven with us for the week!

The Triplett family.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy to hear that your family had a wonderful time at SEAclusion! It means a lot to us, knowing that you have come to love St. John as much as we do, that we had a part in making your stay on St. John even more memorable. We truly enjoyed sharing this little piece of heaven with your family and look forward to your return stay!
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  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a second stay at SEAclusion and our vacation could not have been more enjoyable. Last winter we rented SEAclusion for a week and this year for 11 nights. We have rented houses all over St John over the last 30 years and we believe that this house has one of the most ideal locations. While nothing is very far on St John, the house is closer to Coral Bay than Cruz Bay. Coral Bay is much more low key than Cruz Bay. That said, there are good restaurants in Coral Bay as well. No matter, you will absolutely need to rent a jeep. The house is located high up on Ajax Peak with views towards Coral Bay and Cinnamon Bay. The views alone are stunning. There is a lovely pool, recently refurbished, adjacent to the lower level, with chaises and a hammock, with the same gorgeous view of Coral Bay. Decks surround the house with plenty of outdoor seating. Inside on the main (upper) floor there is a large open plan kitchen, very updated and well-stocked, with a small bar-style table and four bar chairs and a comfortable living room area. There is a master bedroom on the upper floor with an en-suite bathroom with a good-sized shower. Also, just off the main entrance is a half bathroom. On the lower lever is an identical master bedroom with the same en-suite bathroom. Also on the lower level is another seating area with a television. Four people can be very comfortable in this house; we did not try more.

What we love about this house is its location and amazing views. We are happy to enjoy Coral Bay which feels more authentic than Cruz Bay. Also the house is very close to some of our favorite North Shore beaches, Francis Bay and Cinnamon Bay.

Finally, the owners are very nice and a pleasure to deal with. They have a caretaker, Jim, living in a cottage on the property (you still have privacy) and he is also kind and helpful. We really did not need his assistance in any case, as our vacation was again perfect.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
2.4 Miles
Skinny Legs
Nearest Ferry
6.6 Miles
Cruz Bay Ferry Dock - via Centerline Road
Nearest Restaurant
2.8 Miles
Aqua Bistro
Nearest Beach
1.6 Miles
Maho Beach
Car: recommended




Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.5%

Please do not rely on the auto quotes, email or call 563-212-9283 for accurate pricing
Summer rates 2018 - May 1st to Dec 15th:
1 bedroom (2 people) - $3,402
2 bedrooms (3 or 4 people) - $3,899

For additional guests over 4, please inquire for rates and terms, if available.

Weekly Winter Rates 2018/2019 - Dec 15th to April 30th:
1 bedroom (2 people) - $4,130
2 bedrooms (3 or 4 people) - $4,620

For additional guests over 4, please inquire for rates & terms, if available.

Christmas/New Year's rate - $5,920 per week, 10 day minimum

Additional 3% convenience fee is added to credit card charges

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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