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Recent USVI/St. John reviews

  • Wonderful trip!

    "The island, the beaches, the villa everything was great!! We loved our stay and hope to come back soon!"
    Guest: Benjamin T. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: August 4, 2016
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  • We had a fantastic time on St. Johns and La Dolce Vita is the place to stay!

    "We had a fantastic time on St. Johns and La Dolce Vita is the place to stay! A few points about our (Two couples) trip: 1. La Dolce Vita: a. Accommodations: Dorothy and Fernando have a fantastic house. The accommodations are first class! We felt like we were at our personal resort! The house is exceptionally well kept and functional. There was nothing we ‘wished’ we had. Everything was there and Fernando was only a text away and very responsive to any questions or requests. b. Location: being on the east side is great. La Dolce Vita is ideally placed on the west side of Coral Bay (east side of the island). We were minutes from eating, groceries and several terrific beaches. There are several wonderful restaurants on the east side. Two of our top eateries are minutes from La Dolce Vita. We met several people who traveled from the Cruz Bay side to eat on the Coral Bay side. Being on the west side of Coral Bay is a key advantage. c. Amenities: The La Dolce Vita has everything you need. Both kitchens are well equipped; A/C where you need it. The breeze is constant on any deck (we spent equal times on the 2nd and 3rd floor decks. Outdoor shower (hot and cold water) for rinsing off. The deck near the water makes being ‘on the water’ an easy experience. Snorkeling off the deck is an adventure! Beach chairs are available and work great! d. View: The views are incredible. The pictures on HomeAway only start to portray the beauty. We enjoyed the views and breeze every evening on the deck at La Dolce Vita after a day at the beach. 2. Our trip to St. John: This was our first trip to St. John but it won’t be our last. The island is beautiful and the roads are good. Islanders make you feel very welcome and are very hospitable. a. Coral Bay (The country side): La Dolce Vita is on the Coral Bay (east) side. We didn’t really appreciate this until we arrived. We will always stay on the east side. Cruz Bay (west side) is great but we only wanted to visit as it’s much more occupied and not as laid back as Coral Bay. b. Driving: driving on the left side of the road. Didn’t take too much to get used to this and again found islanders patient with tourists. We went to the west side 4 days out of our 7 day trip for groceries and lunch. The west side was more convenient to the beaches we went to on the north side (Cinnamon Bay, Trunk Bay, Francis Bay) We had a wonderful time and look forward to our next visit!"
    Guest: Brad C. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: August 5, 2016
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  • Taste of Paradise

    "This was our first visit to the Caribbean, and the island of St. John in the USVI. And our lodging here in the Grande Bay Resort in Cruz Bay, proved to be the perfect location from which to explore all that the island has to offer. The two connected, yet separate and independent, air-conditioned and fully furnished condominiums are extremely comfortable, each with its own patio, from which you can enjoy a fabulous view of the Bay. (Many a breakfast prepared in the well-equipped kitchen, was enjoyed on the patio, as were several happy hour cocktails in the early evening. Okay, maybe it was late afternoon!) Each unit includes a bedroom that can accommodate two, an en-suite bathroom, a washer/drier, a kitchen, and a living area that allows for dining, as well as simply lounging around, reading a book, watching TV or listening to music.There is a door that connects both condominiums, which is great if a level of privacy is required. (My sister, who was traveling with us, certainly enjoyed this feature.) Located within the same building is a reserved parking spot, very much coveted, should you choose to rent a car to explore beyond Cruz Bay, which we most certainly did. (Our mission was to explore as many of the snorkeling sites as possible!) That is not to say that there isn’t enough to do right in Cruz Bay. The plethora of shops, bars, restaurants and museums are all within walking distance of the condominium, as is the on-site swimming pool and Jacuzzi, each with its own unique view of the bay. (Nothing nicer than a dip in the pool late afternoon, or in the Jacuzzi on your return from a night on the town.) And for those who are worried about the additional holiday calories consumed, there is also an on-site gym which guests have access to. It’s small but has all the necessary equipment to burn those calories. I would absolutely recommend this vacation rental for its level of comfort, convenient and beautiful location, and the professional and courteous manner in which the Rob, the owner, and his team, ensured that our experience was exactly what it should be – FANTASTIC!"
    Guest: Lulubelle Date of Stay: June 2016 Review Submitted: August 22, 2016
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  • Beautiful, stunning, awesome place to relax!

    "Marilyn and Rich - your home is absolutely beautiful! Our family had the most relaxing and perfect vacation! The house was wonderfully equipped and had all the amenities one may need, from cooking on the grill to preparing morning breakfast! We loved the lazy days by the pool and the constant Tradewind breezes. Nights were star filled while relaxing in the hot tub. Thank you for sharing your house - we could not of had a more perfect vacation! Beth and Greg Altemus"
    Guest: Beth A. Date of Stay: March 2016 Review Submitted: April 20, 2016
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