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Villa L'Agave - Your Tropical Rendezvous Paradise

Bedrooms 3
Space 4,000 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 8 nights


About the property

Stone Main House(2 bedroom/2 bathroom) and a Guest House(1 bedroom 1 bathroom)

We survived IRMA & MARIA! We have power & a whole house generator!

PLUS- We have a "2016 JEEP RENEGADE" available for rent. Scroll down to "NOTES" for the Jeep rental prices- "Please ask us about it!"


The main stone home (L’Agave) and guest house (Petite Agave) are a mix of modern and charming old world elegance possessing incredible views of multiple Bays - Great Cruz, Chocolate Hole, Hart, Klein & Rendezvous. On a clear day you can easily see St. Croix.

Upon your arrival, you will pass through our electric gate down a secluded driveway surrounded by lush tropical plants, ending in a garden path. A stone archway and wrought iron entrance welcomes you to an expansive stone courtyard connecting the main house and the guest house. In the stone courtyard you will find a gas grill and seating for Alfresco dining. The Main two story home includes a mahogany kitchen, 2 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms. The Guest House provides an additional full kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, outdoor shower and room to spread out for a larger family or a group.

The property has 5 different dining options, each with its own unique character – 3 outdoor and 2 indoor. All bedrooms are air-conditioned. Fans throughout the property (inside and outside) keep the air flowing at all times. The Property has the latest WiFi technology.

Lounge in the sun or the shade on one of the many chaises and seating options available throughout the upper and lower property. Picturesque stone stairs lead from the stone courtyard down to the pool deck enabling guests to access the pool without disturbing anyone in either house. Splash in the gorgeous pool off the deck and enjoy the amazing views!

Your villa is a short ride to beaches, Cruz Bay shopping and dining. Beach towels, beach chairs and coolers are provided for your enjoyment.

Our 'On Island' family will meet you at the ferry and take you to your villa. They can assist with jeep rental, kayak & paddle board rental, restaurant reservations, and so much more!

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Stephanie Annise
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Stephanie Annise

We have been travelling to St John for over 23 years. We love to get away and unplug from our busy daily routines. During our travels and time on St John we have searched for a home that combines both old European and Caribbean charm.

Stephanie Annise purchased this villa in 2014

Why Stephanie Annise chose Estate Rendezvous and Ditlef

When we saw Villa L'Agave we knew we had found what we had been looking for! Come enjoy the amazing views, the Island's plants and animals, the convenient and private location and everything St John has to offer!!!!!

What makes this villa unique

Our 'On Island' team makes it easy and convenient for you to ship goods before your arrival, stock the refrigerator for your arrival, set up rentals of everything from Jeeps to hikes to snorkel equipment! We look forward to helping you have your best vacation ever!

Guestbook comments from the owner

The gratitude, appreciation, and pure awe I have for Stephanie & Max Annise can never be completely expressed. Their generosity is more than any other people I have ever met. They opened their vacation home (Villa L'Agave) to us after our world was literally turned upside down after the storms. They provided us a home when ours was lost. They provided me and my island family with a safe place to laugh, eat, cry, process, and recover until we got back on our feet. Without them, I don’t know where I would be. Here is the kicker...I have never met them. I did not know who they were before the storms. They stepped up and offered generosity like I have never seen. Truly great souls. Check out Villa L'Agave. Book it. It’s the beautiful villa I called home for the past 3 months. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
Oct 2017
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Estate Rendezvous and Ditlef Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 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
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • 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 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Guest House Bathroom - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
    Main House Bath 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
    Main House Bath 2 - toilet , shower , Walk in stone shower with stone bench
  • There is even an outdoor shower on the pool deck so you can rinse off salt and sand from a day on the beach before jumping into the pool!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Main House Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Sliders open to pool and pool deck
    Main House Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Sliders open to pool and pool deck!
    Guest house bedroom - 1 queen
  • All bedrooms are air conditioned (split system air conditioners) The main house bedrooms are connected with a locking, double door system (think connecting hotel rooms). One bedroom has an en-suite full bathroom and the other bedroom is steps from the upstairs full bathroom. Couples - consider renting both houses for the ultimate in comfort and privacy!
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The home has a Generac 20K Propane generator with automatic transfer switch for those times when the power mysteriously disappears on St John!!!


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Villa L'Agave - Your Tropical Rendezvous Paradise
average rating of 4.8846154 based on 28 reviews

Rats in the Kitchen

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We had issues with large rats in the kitchen. They came in the house at night and ran along the edge of wall. I called/texted the on island property manager to make him aware of the problem. He put a electronic rat trap in the house and added bait to a rat trap outside of the house. The following day he said two rats were caught. He also addressed an issue we had with a scorpion in the house by having the house sprayed for insects. However we had cockroaches in the house, one was even found in the dishwasher. We resorted to eating out instead of using the kitchen. I sent a detailed email to the owners along with some pictures showing where I believed the rats were entering from. I never received a response from them.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sam, Love City Management, our property managers, told us today that they addressed your concerns immediately placing additional traps as well as opening our guest house to provide you with an alternate living & cooking option. (We were out of the country with no access to email or phone until 4/16/18) Management also advised us that you were happy with their prompt responses & their offer to use the guest house. Not a single guest before your arrival or after your departure has mentioned rodents, let alone complained about them. From the day we purchased our home we have contracted with 2 exterminators who come monthly to minimize 'island pests'. Additionally after St John's 2 catagory 5 hurricanes (Irma & Maria) the whole island saw an increase in the bug & rodent population so we proactively added pest control visits all last Fall in preparation for our 2018 guests. We want our guests to have the best vacation experience possible & our St John team goes out of their way to make that happen. Max & Stephanie
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Glorious, Recovering & Recommended!

  • 5 of 5

St John is as lovely as ever. Everyone is working to to create a unique vacation experience. From Restaurants (old & new) to shop owners to villa owners, everyone is looking forward to greeting guests/tourists to St John.

Please remember that TV, internet & land lines may still be unavailable or spotty at times. It is a work in progress to restore 21st century technology.

Visit St John & revel in nature, in sun & sand and in down time!

Visit St John & know that by simply being a guest you are helping with the recovery!

Welcome (Back) to St John....

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amherst, MA

Beautiful property in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We spent the week at Villa l"Agave and we will definitely return. The house was perfect for the four of us, our children had the two rooms in the main house and we had the separate villa. The location can't be beat, close to Cruz Bay but high enough on the hill to always have a breeze. Dabney and the staff at Crandall on St. John were the best, always helpful and very friendly. Favorite places to eat were the Lime Inn, Umami, and the North shore Deli for daily sandwiches to take to the beach. This was our fifth time to St. John and this place can't be beat.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great view and wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

Overall we loved the house! Had an amazing view, plenty of room, kitchen well equipped, and lots of seating areas. Wished it was in walking disctance to Cruz Bay but we had a jeep so no real issue...approx 7 min away.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Poulsbo, WA

Excellent stay in Pardise

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay. Firstly the location is truly beautiful with wonderful views from nearly the top of St John'. The location is only a 10 minute ride to Cruz Bay which has a lovely selection of restaurants and friendly small town atmosphere which is ready to party every night. The house itself is well laid out, clean and comfortable. It's quite big with many private areas. Certainly we would rent again.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We love when our guests have a great vacation and share their experience by writing a review. We look forward to your return vacation! Kind Regards, Your hosts, Max & Stephanie Annise
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Loved every minute!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time staying at Villa L'Agava and LOVED every minute. The views from the house were incredible and it was almost difficult getting motivated to leave to go explore St. John each day! The house had everything we needed for our week there - beach towels, chairs, floats for the pool, etc! We grilled out one night, but then took advantage of being close to town and going out in the evenings in Cruz Bay. We hope to get back to St. John and Villa L'Agave soon!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Trunk Bay
Cinnamon Bay Beach
Zozo's Ristorante
Best restaurant in st john.
La Tapa
Alexandra is an amazing chef.
Lindquist Beach
Beautiful sunset, romantic dinner.
The Waterfront Bistro
Great food , great location.
Sunset Grille
Fish Trap
Nice sea food.
Peace Hill Ruins
IF you go down a five minutes hike , you will reach a beautiful secluded beach.
Caneel Beach Terrace
Beautiful sunset
Gibney Beach
another gorgeous beach
Mongoose Junction
Nice shopping and some good restaurant
Maho Bay
one of our favorite beaches , lots of turtle
Francis Bay
beautiful beach
Hawksnest Beach
popular nice beach
Salt Pond Beach
after a five minutes hike , you will reach an amazing beach,from there you can hike to rams ...
Salomon Beach
another gorgeous beach
Caneel Bay
beautiful beaches in the cancel resort.
Extra Virgin Bistro
great italian food.
The Terrace Restaurant
French style cuisine, great food.
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Tax Rate 15.75%

*PLEASE NOTE 12.5% St. John Hotel Tax and 3.25% Credit Card Service Charge

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund