|Minimum Stay||5 - 7 nights|
L'Esprit is a perfectly appointed, beautiful home with breathtaking views from every room, patio and even showers!
• 4 large suites - king beds & on-suite bath!
• Spacious deck/patio
• Landscaped garden
• Great room / dining / kitchen
• WIFi throughout
• LED TV’s
• “Lily-pad” pond w/ seating / grilling area
• Amazing views!
L’Esprit De La Vie is a spectacular Virgin Islands vacation retreat.
Witness the beauty of L'Esprit De La Vie on the beautiful island of St. John.
My wife and I take an annual trip with a group of friends and decided to head to the Caribbean this year. We were referred to this gorgeous house by a family friend and couldn't have been happier with our choice of accommodations. It's a short drive into Cruz Bay to enjoy happy hour, dinner, beaches, and some cute little shops at Mongoose Junction. If you're seeking reservations at any of St. John's restaurants, the property manager Drew is incredibly helpful (he even got us a last minute reservation at Morgan's Mango on Lobster night!). The house itself is fantastic, especially when travelling with friends. The kitchen is fully updated with new, stainless steel gas appliances and granite countertops. It is fully equipped with all of the cookware you can imagine (toaster, blender, pots and pans in all sizes and an elaborate collection of serving vessels and flatware). There's also a Webber gas grill on the back patio. We cooked most of our meals in, especially after a successful day fishing! The rooms are fantastic. 4 full suites that are connected to the main house but completely private. There's chilly AC in all four rooms and private bathrooms with double sinks in each. The highlight of the house however is the pool that overlooks Rendezvous and Fish Bays. Swimming around with pina coladas in hand and watching the iguanas nibble at the leaves became a favourite pastime for the week. If you're beaching it, the beach towels and full washer/dryer are a big plus. We couldn't have been happier with our time on St. John and we spent a majority of it at this gorgeous home.
This is my second stay at this beautiful home. The pool is amazing ! The veranda gives breath taking views of the water. You can relax outside after a long day of snorkeling or hang out inside in living room and watch tv or movies comfortably with a group. Cook on the new stove in the amazing kitchen for any meal and enjoy it on the large dining room table. The bed rooms are huge with walk ins, giant bath rooms with double vanity, and COLD AC you can use for sound sleep. My downstairs bedroom is decorated beautiful with new bedding. I love the walk in tile shower and the open feeling. The new washer/dryer will keep your clothes fresh! Beach towels are provided so you don't need to pack them! The birds, frogs, and iguana were also outside to add to the experience. Cruz Bay is close to the house for happy hour and for beaches and snorkeling. I couldn't ask for a more amazing place to vacation!!
2016 was the second time I have stayed at L'Esprit De La Vie and I love it! The view is AMAZING! I loved getting up every morning, just to walk up to the veranda, have a seat, and check out what shade of blue the water was on that particular day. Also enjoyed putting out bowls of sugar to feed the sugar birds! Counted 15 at one time! Made breakfast each morning in a very nice, modern kitchen with all the amenities one would need. New stackable washer/dryer allowed us to the keep the beach towels, which are provided, fresh and smelling good! Enjoyed game night around the large dining table. Loved watching late night movies in the living area, which had plenty of seating for all six of us. Each bedroom has a tv, walk in closet, double sink vanity, large, walk in shower and AC that works great! The pool was the perfect place to cool down and relax each night after hours of snorkeling. House is not far from Cruz Bay, where all the good eats and drinks takes place. And some of the best beaches and snorkels the island has to offer, in my opinion, are within a 25 minute drive from Cruz Bay. Hope to get to spend many more nights in my downstairs bedroom that I have claimed as my own over the next several years!
We stayed in L'Esprit de la Vie for 8 days in March 2015. The villa is typical island style and pretty, with a great sweeping view over Rendezvous Bay and Fish Bay. Pros: 4 equal size suites so someone isn't relegated to the dungeon; all bedrooms have sunlight from at least two sources, so even the 2 lower level ones are not dark; the living area is spacious; kitchen is well equipped; beach towels are nice; villa is relatively close to Cruz Bay so going to town is a breeze; and most important, the view is one of the better ones on the south shore. Cons: the villa is right off the main south shore road, so you will hear the traffic, which is sparse at that end of the road and didn't bother us; the villa sleeps eight but has only 4 pool lounges and 4 chairs plus 2 ottomans on the upper deck [even two more chairs on upper deck would have permitted everyone to sit and enjoy the conversation and views]; could use some TLC, for small things like a broken screen in a lower bedroom; plumbing was slow to drain in some bathrooms. Amusing: the telephone pole in paradise. Loaded with boxes and wires. Right in the middle of the view from the pool, but noticeable only when standing by the pool and not when you were lying down at the pool or sitting on the upper deck. We found it amusing and the picture will join some of our better vacation shots.