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NEW VILLA! 1st Season Introductory Rates! Panorama View. Ideal for 2 Couples.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 BR, 2 Ensuite BA, all new beautiful appointments & amenities. Private Villa.

After a complete top to bottom rebuild this Villa was finally readied for occupancy March 6, 2015. All of the amenities and furnishings are brand new! Built high "Up On The Rocks", great ocean breezes are the norm but for the calm days every room is equipped with large ceiling fans. To ensure your comfort, super quiet A/Cs are installed in the 2 bedrooms with their 'Heavenly' Queen Size beds and en-suite Bathrooms with dual vanity sinks and walk in glass enclosed showers. Enjoy Broadband internet with WIFI, full cable TV, incl. HBO, etc. and a flat screen 'smart' TV. The open floor plan boasts dining and living areas separated by a full service kitchen with gas range, microwave, fridge with icemaker, dual sinks, coffeemaker & toaster. The custom made cabinets hold an array of pots, pans, dishes, utensils, basic spices and more to facilitate cooking, if you choose. The large covered balcony, may be your favorite room, with it's gas BBQ, patio dining furniture and chairs for just comfortably enjoying that panorama view. There is a large capacity washer and dryer for your convenience. Beach chairs, towels and an ice chest are ready to accommodate your daily excursions. COME! & ENJOY!


Property Manager
Randy Hervey
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 6, 2017

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 Cruz Bay

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!

Amenities

Estate Bethany Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bamboo Suite - toilet , shower , Twin vanities, Walk in shower, ceiling fan
    Palm Suite - toilet , shower , Twin vanities, walk in shower, ceiling fan
  • Both bathrooms are breezy with large windows and ceiling fans. They feature dual vanities with vessel sinks. The walk in, travertine and glass tile showers are enclosed with frameless glass.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bamboo Suite - 1 queen , Equivalent to the Palm Suite
    Palm Suite - 1 queen , Equivalent to the Bamboo Suite
  • Queen sized beds with 'Heavenly' matress. Ceiling fan and extremely quiet AC. Private en-suite bathroom. Wall safes.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Your fully equipped, "home away from home", while in paradise. A private abode offering your personal stunning Caribbean Panorama from the large, breezy, covered deck and from the living areas. Away from it all, yet close to town. You are just minutes away from the incredible Virgin Island National Park with its beautiful beaches and pristine waters.

Reviews

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NEW VILLA! 1st Season Introductory Rates! Panorama View. Ideal for 2 Couples.
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5

A/C will freeze you out

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from here and we loved it. We have a great view to sit out at night and watch the lights and watch the morning and afternoon views. The actual place is top notch renovation. They had everything you could possibly want. I am a home designer and wife is a real estate agent and the place is fantastic and comfortable, meaning we know our dwellings.

The A/C in the bedrooms with the door shut will freeze you out, which if you have had a hot day, is a welcome night sleep. (My last visit to St John the A/C at a different villa went out and it was miserable.

I thought the driveway was going to be an issue but after the 1st time and making it up backwards, I was a pro at it. This place is great for 2 couples with the split rooms and bathrooms. Gives each their own privacy.

Definitely recommend this villa

P.S. the villa kitty is friendly.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome view!

  • 5 of 5

The view from the porch was amazing, we spent most nights grilling out there

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Everything you need!!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our visit at Up on the Rocks, which is appropriately named. Its conveniently close to Cruz Bay with a beautiful porch and view. I don't think we even sat on the couches in the living room because we stayed on the porch when we were "home". Its a very clean, updated, and comfortable place to stay with everything you need and a great price. We would definitely stay here again when visiting. Perfect for 2-4 people.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Peaceful villa with incredible views

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying at this villa. The views were incredible. We ending up eating in most meals because we had the best view in town and didn't want to leave it. The two master suites were perfect for us and our adult daughter, giving us lots of privacy and space. The deck doubles the size of the villa; we spent most of our time outside there. The kitchen is very well equipped. The only thing we missed were some reusable water bottles for hikes, and a travel coffee mug. Those are easy enough to bring along though. We loved having the use of the washing machine and the beach chairs and cooler.

Henry met us at the ferry and showed us the house, which was a tremendous help after a long, exhausting travel day. He was quick to come over when we found a wasp's nest in the grill.

I would recommend this property to anyone! Yes, the driveway is very steep, but we parked at the bottom most days.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Waynesboro, GA
5

Amazing Stay!!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great. Large rooms and loved the porch! Great space for 4 people. Kitchen was well stocked with all you could need for cooking. The driveway is something else but it was manageable. Overall great experience!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review. We appreciate it. You were great guests. We hope to see you again on your next visit. Sincerly, Randy
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Upper Peninsula, MI
5

Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

Up on the Rocks is 5 stars. We've stayed at many vacation rentals and this is one of the all-around best. Recently renovated so everything's modern and SUPER clean, close to downtown Cruz Bay yet peaceful enough to enjoy the sound of crickets and tree frogs at night. Kitchen is well equipped with dishes, pots and pans, tinfoil, dish soap, etc. The covered deck provides incredible views of Great Cruz Bay! We barbecued a lot on the grill while enjoying cocktails and the view from the comfy outdoor furniture. The bedroom A/C was quiet and operated flawlessly; the beds were very comfy. We also used the new washer and dryer and were happy that detergent and dryer sheets were available. Lastly, I must mention the sweet kitty that visited daily on the deck :) Of course we fed and named her Rocky...she helped fill the void of missing our own pets. We loved the villa and would definitely recommend it!!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to submit a review. We are so happy that you enjoyed "UP ON THE ROCKS". You were great guests and we hope to see you again for your next visit to the island.
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
St. Thomas Island
Nearest Barpub
0.7 Miles
All of Cruz Bay Bars
Nearest Ferry
0.9 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Mahogany Run (ST. Thomas)
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Miles
All of Cruz Bay Restaurants
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Great Cruz Bay
Car: recommended

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.

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $40 per person per night
Damage Deposit $500

MINIMUM STAY REQUIREMENTS MAY BE WAIVED WHEN PERIODS BETWEEN BOOKED DATES ON THE CALANDAR ARE LESS THAN 7 NIGHTS.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund