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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 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 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:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

NEW VILLA! 1st Season Introductory Rates! Panorama View. Ideal for 2 Couples.
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 24 reviews
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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5

Beautiful view and close to town

  • 5 of 5

Up On the Rocks was the perfect home for our vacation. The home was well taken care of and was stocked with everything that we needed including coolers, beach chairs, towels and kitchen supplies. There is a large porch with a beautiful view that is perfect for leisurely breakfasts and evening happy hours. The location is just a few minutes from Cruz Bay and convenient to grocery stores. There is a laundry room which was convenient during a long stay. The only downsides we would point out are a very steep drive way and small closets. We would highly recommend this house and look forward to returning! Randy and the folks at Sol Villas were extremely accommodating and made sure our stay was perfect. Thank you for an amazing trip!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful place to stay, managed by wonderful people!

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed for a little over a week at Up on the Rocks. We could not have asked for a better place to stay! During the booking phase Randy answered all of questions quickly and was extremely helpful. The week before our stay we decided to change our Jeep rental from renting on St Thomas to renting in St John. Larissa was great in giving us info on jeep rentals in St John and even gave us the number of a taxi driver on St Thomas. When we arrived on St John, Henry was waiting for us on the dock. He waited for us to get our rental and then showed us to the house. At the house he pointed out a few things that you can see from the amazing deck and even the told us the best gas station to use! Everyone was wonderful, everything was wonderful and we had a great trip to St John! We are already talking about returning to Up on the Rocks!!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Contemporary rental with an awesome porch

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay Up on the Rocks. The place was very well-decorated and nicely equipped with everything you could want for a stay. The deck out front is great, a perfect place to hang out anytime. It is a 30 minute hilly walk from town so a car is important - and essential to get to the beaches on the far side of St. John. However we were only able to rent one for 3 out of our 7 days. However we found that by walking down to the main road, about a block from the house, we were able to catch a taxi with no problem as they are driving by often.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. Although Up On The Rocks is located close to town we encourage all of our guests to rent a car for their stay. No matter where they stay, we believe it is the best way to see the island and definitely enhances the experience. Especially in the peak season time of your stay, the island can run out of rental cars, so it is important to book the car well in advance of your visit. You were great guests and we look forward to the opportunity to be your hosts at UP ON THE ROCKS for your next visit to our island paradise. Sincerely, Randy
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5

Perfect Villa. Excellent location.

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from 9 days at Up in the Rocks villa. It was just as advertised and as seen in the photos. Beautiful new villa with everything you could need. High quality interior design, including a great kitchen and bathrooms. Impressive showers with the best water pressure we've encountered on the island. Spectacular views from the deck - even better than shown on the website. And a new driveway - a seemingly rare find on St. John.

The owner was very responsive and the property manager was easily reachable by phone and text. In short, this was not only the most reasonably priced villa we've rented but also the easiest to rent, nicest and best located (5 minutes from Cruz Bay) we've had on St. John. We loved it and will be back next year.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Villa at Reasonable Rate!

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay at "Up on the Rocks". The views were fantastic, kitchen very well stocked, beds and furniture comfortable and clean. It also has everything you would need for the beach, chairs, noodles, towels, cooler, plastic pitcher - rum drinks anyone?!

Henry was friendly and helpful. He picked us up at the dock, drove us to our car and took us to the villa where he offered many suggestions about the area and even let us stay for a late checkout as there was no one checking in the day we left. Which was way too soon!

As noted in other reviews the driveway is very steep and can be scary, particularly at night. This is the nature of St. John roads and driveways though. If it bothers you, just park at the bottom like we did most of the time.

We stayed with another couple and were all very comfortable as there is essentially 2 master bedrooms/bathrooms. We never cooked out but if we stayed again we would probably stay longer than a week and would be able to hang a bit more at the house and utilize the grill and stove.

My husband and I have been to St. John twice and this was definitely better than the last accomodations. The couple we were with have been there 6 times and they say it was the best they had too. We would definitely recommend this villa to anyone, but particularly nice for couples traveling together.

Thanks for a lovely stay in paradise! Hope to be back soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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Rates & Availability

Estate Bethany Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
Apr 15 2017 - Nov 17 2017
5 night minimum stay
$250
$1,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
High Sason 2017/2018
Nov 18 2017 - Apr 20 2018
7 night minimum stay
$290
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season 2018
Apr 21 2018 - Nov 16 2018
5 night minimum stay
$250
$1,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$290
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.5%

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

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