2 BR, 2 Ensuite BA, all new beautiful appointments & amenities. Private Villa.
About Randy Hervey
Our California home had a beautiful view of the Pacific but our lives in the civilized world were corporate encrusted, freeway driven, and mall dominated. When a business opportunity arose in the year 2000, we took a leap of faith and traded our Catalina Island view for a view of St Croix and a less complicated not so 'civilized' life in the islands. This beautiful paradise called St. John is a wonderful place to be. We like to tell first time visitors to the island: 'Not many people come to St. John, just once!' It's true.
Randy Hervey purchased this Villa in 2013
Why Randy Hervey chose Estate Bethany
This villa is literally built 'Up On The Rocks', actually, huge boulders. These boulders and rock cliffs that make up the property provide quite a unique back drop. The home was rebuilt to be attractive to guests that insist on nicely appointed and comfortable accommodations but are also budget conscious. "Up On The Rocks" is the ideal choice for the informed island visitors who prefer to spend their time and budget at the 35 beautiful beaches and on the pristine waters that make the island such a famous place, instead of, at the villa or resort pool.
What makes this Villa unique
The home, uniquely surrounded by huge boulders, is perched high above the bays commanding a spectacular panorama view. It is around the hill and away from the hustle bustle of the village of Cruz Bay but conveniently located a 3 minute drive or 15 minute walk, to town. Total renovation just completed in March 2015. Everything, inside and out, is brand new!
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Up on the Rocks
The property was amazing.
Anything you possibly needed for an easy comfortable stay was here.
More dishes and pots and pans and appliances that you'll ever need AND nice sharp knives!
The view was just incredible. The Westin right below and the beautiful Cruz Bay with yachts and sail boats galore.
The porch always had a very pleasant breeze , comfortable chairs and Dining table. The constant breeze through the inside of the house made it that we didn't ever need to use the A/C.
We would definitely return to this property except for 1 thing only. WE are not young any more and the driveway is definately a challenge especially with surrounding vehicles parked on the street. This is mentioned in the write up for the villa so it was no surprise but it proved a challenge to us.
All in all though the villa was exceptional. "Heavenly" beds were excellent and linens. Towels were the softest ever, and everything for the beach you need.
loved our stay
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at "Up On the Rocks". It was wonderfully clean and comfortable, with upscale appliances, beautiful bathrooms, and a fantastic covered deck with amazing views. Henry, the property manager, was extremely helpful and very responsive (we had a smoke detector battery die on us during the week). For us, the location was perfect: a short drive into town, and a central location to access all the beaches on the island for snorkeling. We have been to St John a number of times, and would most certainly enjoy coming back to this home again.
It’s all about the view from the deck!
Lovely villa that is nicely appointed. Very convenient to all the dining, shopping, and off island excursions in Cruz Bay. Best feature is the amazing view from the porch that you will never get enough of! Also a plus to have laundry on site and great drinking water. The villa has recent updates and everything you need is there. Kitchen well appointed for cooking and grilling. We grilled some Blackfin tuna we caught with a morning of off shore trolling with capt. Josh on his 42’ boat Just Fish. Highly recommend his outfit. Henry was very helpful and laidback in the St John way. The toughest part is leaving! But without a doubt we will return.
Thank you so much for such a great review. You were great guests. We look forward to having you as our guests again soon.
2nd Stay - Still Wonderful...
My wife and I stayed here last year and we booked it for the following year while sitting out on the awesome balcony.
No change from last year. It's still a wonderful place to relax and enjoy that fantastic view. The villa is comfortable and has everything you could want - including a washer & dryer, which lets us pack half the clothes we'd normally want to take during a two-week trip.
Last year, we had a sweet tabby cat hang out with us on the balcony. This year, we had a new cat... a sweet toothless cat we called "Patches". Of course, we bought some cat food and made sure she was fed. (I believe Randy the owner feeds some feral cats at his house next door and this was probably one of them.) On four nights, my wife and I were sitting on the balcony and heard some sounds like something tapping on the cat food dish. It was a (relatively) large hermit crab that had walked over from the garden behind the house to get a cat food snack. We loved it. If you don't like critters, just don't feed them. (but, it would make me feel better to know that other guests show some TLC to the feral animals on the island.)
My wife and I have already booked again for next year. We love this place and know that you will, too. - Cliff
The villa was perfect upon arrival with a view that is unsurpassed.
Up On The Rocks is perfect in every way. Location and view couldn’t be better. The villa is equipped with everything you could possible need including an umbrella which we used almost everyday. This was our second stay here and we will be back.
Amazing views from this Villa! Everything you need is here!
Driving up the driveway is a thriller the first time . The Villa has so many amazing qualities..... the beds are so comfy.. the bathrooms are spacious and decorated beautifully... the air conditioners work great for cool nighttime sleeping...the kitchen has everything you need to cook and using the grill was nice for evening dinners on the patio....Beach towels a cooler, chairs and umbrella are in the laundry room. This Villa is just a short drive to all the beaches and Cruz bay.My family of four loved every moment at this Villa.
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at "Up On The Rocks". Thank you for being such great guests. We look forward to having you as our guests again for your next island adventure.
St John is famous for it's 35 pristine beaches. The snorkeling is superb, many of the bays are ideal for paddle boarders of all levels. The vast array of hiking trails are in great condition thanks somewhat to the efforts of the national park. Come, rent a Jeep and explore this beautiful island and the many things it has to offer.