2,100 Sf 3 BR/3 Bath Luxury Villa With Expansive Balcony With Great Views
Rob & Niki Garver
About Rob & Niki Garver
We are the first to purchase (Unit 2 Blue Sky Villa- purchased while under construction 2006 and closed in 2009) and the last to purchase (Unit 6 - Blue View - in 2015) at this small two building complex known as Mango Terrace. Our family and friends absolutely love their time on St. John, especially when it gets us away from the cold winters in Iowa. The picture taken on the balcony of Unit 2 (Blue Sky Villa) is a bit dated. As of the date of this writing, April 2016, my daughter is about to graduate from the University of Iowa and enroll in graduate school to become a nurse practitioner and my son is a sophomore at a great D3 school in Waverly, Iowa, called Warburg College. Our Saturdays in the fall are spent watching him play defensive tackle for the Knights. Jordan is the oldest (29) and also loves his time on the island. He works in the hospitality industry in Denver. Niki has very much enjoyed decorating and furnishing and telling me which colors to paint. We have made every effort to make Blue Sky Villa (and Blue View, VRBO #854487) into a relaxing and beautiful retreat. Thank you for considering our property for your vacation. If this is your first time to St. John there is a high probability you will return. If you are a repeat visitor, you already know. It is a special place. Have fun. Rob, Niki, Erin. Reese and Jordan (not pictured).
Rob & Niki Garver purchased this Villa in 2009
Why Rob & Niki Garver chose Estate Enighed
My Caribbean love affair started when I was 19 and learned of a red eye round trip flight from Miami to Montego Bay, Jamaica for $99.00. I left Iowa City with two college buddies and drove straight through in a Ford Maverick. Stayed ten days, spending about $10 a day in Negril. Had the time of my life (up to that point at least). After graduation from Iowa Law School and a few years in the workplace I was able to explore more of the Caribbean. All were great in many ways but St. John was our favorite for a lot of reasons, most of all the way you feel after a few days on island. We have a day clock on the wall in both villas so we remember to go back to the airport. The beaches are as perfect as we have seen anywhere. Soft white cool coral sand and turquoise water. Never crowded. Bars and restaurants are varied and always entertaining. The island is very safe. Cruz Bay can be bustling at happy hour and though the evening. The town rolls up the carpet generally around midnight so everyone can get up and do it again the next day. We love the size and location of Blue Sky Villa and know you will feel right at home. We hope you will reach the point where someone has to keep an eye on the day clock.
What makes this Villa unique
There are a lot of special features and upgrades that my wife worked on since we purchased new in 2009. From the custom window coverings to the light fixtures to the tile and furniture to the color selections, all with a view to create an island elegance atmosphere that we hope you enjoy.
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Home away from home
Third trip to St John but first time staying at this location. Gorgeous view and spacious accommodations with everything you could hope for! Beds are super comfy, the appliances are modern and the interior decor is thoughtful and beautiful. You forgot something? Don't worry, it's already there. The Property Mgr is so helpful and welcoming that she'll feel like a friend by the time you leave. This villa is a gem!!
Amazing Stay and Incredible Vacation
This condo was so much larger than it looked in the photos! We stayed with 4 teenagers and everyone loved it! It has everything you could possibly need or want! Kitchen is huge and fully stocked with much more than I even have at home. The walk to town is super short, but it is steep coming back up. We never had a problem (with a small rest 2/3 of the way up) walking back after dinner and it was a great way to burn off those painkillers! The views were gorgeous and it was fun to watch the car ferry go in and out. Sheerece was so sweet and accommodating. If I texted her with a question she responded within minutes.
We will definitely stay again...I cannot wait to get back!!
We had a wonderful family vacation!
Our family loved the condo. We had two adults and four teenagers. There was tons of room, and the house was clean and equipped with everything that we needed. This was our second trip to St. John. The first time we stayed in a private home in a very quiet, residential area, but it was a haul getting into town. This condo is beautiful and super-convenient, but not secluded. It was great. We loved being in the middle of everything.
This property delivered as promised. It is near the top of Cactus Hill so it is quite the haul to get up the hill. It would be difficult to walk to Cruz Bay because of the hill. The views from the porch are beautiful, but you must walk to the front of the property for sunset views. The villa was well appointed and clean. We had every appliance we could possibly want and then some! The pool was very relaxing at night and we were the only ones that used it. The peacocks on the island were entertaining as always!
Our stay at Blue Sky Villa was exceptional. The owners were very responsive to any questions we had along the way and even followed up with an email the day we left asking about our stay and any improvement recommendations. Sherece, the island greeter, was waiting for us as we pulled in on the ferry. She took us to our car rental agency, escorted us to the villa and then gave a detailed walk-through of the villa and amenities. It was a joy meeting her and hearing a little bit about her experience on the island.
The villa was very clean and decorated beautifully. The view from the balcony was exceptional and the perfect place for our morning coffee and afternoon sunset cocktail. It had everything we needed from beach towels, beach chairs, coolers, gas grill, kitchen accessories, games, extra sunscreen, soap/detergent.
The walk to downtown Cruz Bay was steep but doable. Several nights we walked down and took a taxi home. You can catch an open-air taxi easily for $4/person. It was so convenient to be so close to everything so the difficult walk was well worth it.
I highly recommend this villa and would definitely stay here again. Thank you, Rob and Niki, for sharing your beautiful vacation home with us!
We had a fabulous time! The condo has specatular views with a nice breeze. The walk into town isn't far, but a little steep. We were able to enjoy all that St. John had to offer. Thank you for having us!!!