~ Reviews of 3-Bedroom Villas A-M ~
3 Bedroom(s), 3 Bath(s)


Reviews of 3-Bedroom St. John Villas



Reviews include Andante By The Sea, Blue Palm Villa, Calicaribe, Cinnamon Tarn, Golden Dragon, Horizons Cottage + Captain's Cabin, ChocoCruz, Idyllic Villa, Coconut Hill Cottage, La Barracuda, Mayan Sky, Notre Ciel, Rendezvous By The Sea, Serenity, Splendore, Sundancer, Tropical Blessings, Villa Bijou

(Included on this page are villas from A-M alphabetically.)

Following are reviews of some of the St. John vacation rental villas that are listed on www.stjohnvillarental.com. Note: As we receive St. John villa reviews, we will post them here.

If you have a review you would like to submit, please send to stjohncaptain@aol.com. Include villa name and date of trip. Include your first name(s) if you wish.

Andante By The Sea Reviews

Description of Andante By The Sea from St. John Villa Rental -- An oceanfront three bedroom, three bath, air-conditioned luxury Caribbean vacation villa rental on the beautiful island of St. John, US Virgin Islands.

• 270-degree views
• Private pool and spa
• A/C in all bedrooms
• Fully equipped modern gourmet kitchen
• Canopied king bed in the master
• King/ twin beds in two guest bedrooms
• Ocean views, breezes in every room
• Covered and sun-drenched patios
• Shaded al fresco dining area



The scenery was so soothing! The hot tub and the pool were wonderful. Cocktails on the deck...we learned how to make great pina coladas. Breakfast overlooking the ocean was such a joy! We all had a very relaxing week and your home really added to our pleasure.
Linda B., NY

Andante, the best vacation home so far. The views are phenomenal, sunsets spectacular. Rich and Marilyn are great hosts and homeowners.
Dave & Melinda, KY

This was our first time to St. John. It was a wonderful getaway for our 15 year anniversary. Andante is a beautiful and wonderful private place to stay. What a great view ~ My husband loved all the spices he could cook with, he enjoyed having a well stocked kitchen. We enjoyed eating [at Andante] outside and going out…..Thanks for having a great place for us to get away & relax.
Kelly and Jeff B, GA

Where does one start? Our family has gathered on St. John to celebrate [a wedding]...I shall not speak for the others - I leave it to them to fill a page or two with their own entries. As for me, this is my first visit to St. John and the USVI and the experience has been a profound one. I have been very impressed with the diversity of plant and animal life just out the door. I am no biologist but goodness! .All the hermit crabs..., geckos, pelicans, gulls, frigate birds, hummingbirds! A large southern ray was spotted down in the waters of Hart Bay. In the end, my most lasting images will be those of my daughter.., holding her and rocking her to sleep as island breezes fluttered her cornsilk hair, as the chimes played Aeolian songs....walking the grounds of Andante, searching the horizon for sailboats. I believe Andante to be a wonderful place, but would more properly be named "Lentissimo" - Come here and let your life slow down for a while.
The S's, VA

It's the last morning of a wonderful week. We were graced with 4 magnificent rainbows and an exhilarating breeze that never stopped. The spectrum of color in blues alone inspired serenity.
Rita & Steve, NJ

That place was the best ever. It far exceeded my expectations. Do you need a few best friends? Just kidding….You are sooo lucky I so envy you. and thank you for opening up your house for others to enjoy and appreciate. I want to come back sometime. I miss it already.
Melanie H, WV

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Blue Palm Villa Reviews

Description of Blue Palm Villa from St. John Villa Rental -- Blue Palm Villa is located in the beautiful Upper Carolina area of St. John, overlooking the quaint port, Coral Bay. Blue Palm Villa is easily accessible by paved roads, just five minutes from Coral Bay, and ten minutes from the North Shore beaches. Blue Palm Villa is a 3 bedroom, 3 bath all masonary home. The Main House contains the master bedroom and the Great Room/Kitchen. A separate structure contains an upper bedroom (bedroom #2) with full kitchen and below it is the lower bedroom (bedroom #3). Bedrooms #2 and #3 are separated from the Main House by the 10' x 20' pool and pool deck.



Frank and Kathy V. (Texas)
We all want to let you know how much we enjoyed staying in your lovely home. You really did a job when you built it! It is wonderful. Lois was a great help with keeping in touch with AA and lost luggage. Erickson was quite the worker. You are quite lucky to have such good people working with you. Hopefully we'll be able to bring the family down again for another vacation. Next time, however, it will have to be for two weeks. One was certainly not long enough!
We are envious of y'all!
Thanks again for making it so easy.

Carol B. (Mississippi)
This was our third visit to St John, first stay at Blue Palm Villa. Your villa has it all, beautifully decorated and everything needed to make our trip enjoyable. My favorite place is sitting by the pool looking out over Coral Bay, the most breathtaking view anyone could image. Accommodations First Class all the way. You don't every have to leave the villa, but restaurants, shopping and beautiful beaches are close by and an easy drive to. I've recommended Blue Palm Villa to all my friends. We plan to stay here on our next trip, too.

Tony B. (Illinois)
We had a great time in St. John and at your villa. Your place is absolutely beautiful and the layout worked out really well to provide us with great common space, but also good private space to allow kids to nap, adults to sleep in, etc. The location is also great with the proximity to the beaches and Coral Bay. In all, we had a fabulous time and look forward to returning some time soon.

Steve P. (Connecticut)
The trip was a great success, in no small part because of your villa. Erickson was very helpful upon arrival and very proud of the construction, in particular the beautiful ceilings. Thanks for providing such a lovely retreat. Perhaps we shall have the opportunity to interact again in the future.

Susan B. (Rhode Island)
We had a wonderful time. Your home was just great and we would certainly stay there again in the future.. you really thought of everything and it shows. We played games at night and really enjoyed many of the St. John books. One night I looked out the bedroom window and marveled at the twinkles from the houses and the bright stars above. I'm sure you know what I mean. We also took some nice walks on your street...something you cannot easily do in Cruz Bay.

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Calicaribe Reviews

Description of Calicaribe from St. John Villa Rental -- Located on a hillside overlooking the pristine Caribbean Sea, Calicaribe offers the finest in casual island living. The grounds are beautifully landscaped with tropical foliage and woods which provide complete seclusion. The main home includes a large, covered veranda for exterior dining & relaxation and a pool deck for sunbathing. The house overlooks the Caribbean waters with beautiful sunset views. The modern kitchen is perfect for cooking and entertainment and is fully equipped for the gourmet chef. The home offers cable television and an entertainment center with stereo. The home is also a short drive to the magnificent North Shore Beaches, including world-famous Trunk Bay.



Mari (Chicago)
We stayed at the Calicarbe Villa in March 2012 and had a wonderful time. The house is very tastefully decorated with a excellent design. We had two teenage daughters who stayed in the room by the pool and we had the master suite and attached area all to ourselves. We ate all of our meals looking out at the amazing views to the ocean and St Thomas. The villa is close to the Star Market grocery store and restaurant in Cruz Bay so very little driving needed. We would have a great day on the beaches and come home to relax by the pool. Yelena met us at the ferry, took up to our rental car and then took us to the house and showed us around. Booking and arriving was easy and helpful. Calicarbe is an amazing villa, with excellent views, close to stores and excellent restaurants with great comfort. Would stay there again in a heartbeat. I have rented many vacation rentals with tripadvisor but this was the best. Thank you for a wonderful vacation.

Marty & Janice (Long Island)
Chuck, Meant to write to you and your wife sooner - but time got the best of me. Hope all is well with you and your family. My wife and I had the best visit to St. John in the 20 years visiting there. All due to your beautiful home we rented October 30 - Nov 6 2011. We cannot talk to anyone about St John without telling about our stay at your home. It is truly a home away from home and MORE.........................
Whether being inside the kitchen/living room or outside - the feeling was so great - that there were times we just wanted to stay put ... The views exactly as you describe - the amenities were the best of any home we have rented and we felt so at home - we needed nothing - you supply it all. We picked the right place to spend our 40th anniversary - dancing to the sounds of Rod Stewarts love songs coming from your surround system. Again, we both thank you and yes - we will be booking again for next year - for sure!!

Dick and Luda (Silver Spring, MD)
Our family spent two unforgettable weeks in late July and early August at Calicaribe, celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary, We can't say enough about Calicaribe. We loved the villa -- its layout and tasteful decor. The views of St Thomas, other islands, and Cruz Bay from the property, especially the guest house and the pool area, are breathtaking. Although the heat and humidity were high during the peak hours of each day, temperatures and humidity lowered late in the afternoon so that we could enjoy wine and cheese and the view, including spectacular sunsets, on the patio and dinner on the verandah. Pictures of the property on various websites don't do it justice. Calicaribe is much better than we expected. It is clean and very well maintained. Calicaribe is blessed with an excellent local property manager, Steve Black, who has lived in Cruz Bay for 25 years and is a constructive civic activist. Whenever we needed anything, Steve was prompt in his response. St John is truly paradise. We were fortunate to have a rental jeep to get around the island and to have our daughter and her partner do all the driving. The roads are challenging because the island is very hilly and the roads have very sharp turns, which means that one does not need to worry about exceeding the 20 mph speed limit. Opportunities for snorkeling and scuba diving abound. The beaches (St John has 39 of them) are beautiful. We swam at four of them: Trunk Bay, Little Lameshur Bay, Hawksnest Bay, and Maho Bay. We ate out only three times because my daughter's partner loves to cook, and having dinner on the verandah was a pleasant experience. The Fish Trap and Zozo's are excellent restaurants in Cruz Bay, although the latter may be too expensive for some folks. We highly recommend a sojourn at Calicaribe. You'll get plenty of bang for your bucks.

Sue & Allen (NJ)
We were planning a vacation with our two adult children to celebrate a special occasion. After searching the web for properties we came across Calicaribe. It looked PERFECT. We were a little apprehensive. Sometimes pictures do not look like the real thing. This was NOT the case at Calicaribe. From the moment we walked through the door we were thrilled with the spectacular views, the tasteful furnishings and everything we needed to make our vacation very special. How lucky we were to find this fabulous property on St. John. We all had a wonderful time hiking, snorkeling, and relaxing at the pool or the beautiful beaches and look forward to a return visit.

Norma
A most classy beach villa! My husband and I stayed in some lovely villas on other Caribbean islands, but they just don't compare to Calicaribe. This was our first time on St. John, and we fell in love with Calicaribe. As much as we liked the intimacy of St. John, and all it had to offer, our main reason for wanting to go back would be to spend more time at Calicaribe. I even miss the cameleons that hang around the shower garden. The attention to detail, the finishes of the home, the unpretentious fabrics, and decor made the house "homey" and relaxing, with a designer's dash of class and style!

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ChocoCruz Reviews

Description of Choco Cruz from St. John Villa Rental -- Villa ChocoCruz is a three bedroom, two and half bath premier property located on Maria Bluff, in the quiet and prestigious Great Cruz Bay Estates. A five-minute drive to Cruz Bay Town and a ten-minute drive to the National Park beaches. Situated 250' above the Caribbean with privacy all around and spectacular views of Pillsbury Sound, St. Thomas and the barrier islands. The lighted, 30' pool offers a uniform depth of 4.5' and an extraordinary view day and night. Nearly 3,000 square feet of deck add to your outdoor pleasure. A spacious Great Room with comfortable tropical furnishings, air conditioning and a complete entertainment center including TV, DVD, VCR, Stereo with CD, and cassette Players, including an assortment of books, videos, CD's and cassettes for your enjoyment.



08/15/11
The outdoor living space at Choco Cruz was the highlight for our family. It provided a great place to eat all of our meals while enjoying the view of the ocean, rock on the hammock until we would fall asleep, swim in the generous sized pool,mix up some fun drinks at the outside bar area, and enjoy the ever changing sunsets! Thanks so much for sharing your home with us! We loved it!

05/12/11
What a great vacation! We had a blast on St. John, and loved staying at ChocoCruz. It was clean, the manager was friendly and helpful, and the views were incredible. We plan on going back next year.
East Williston, NY

04/25/11
This Villa was our family's favorite in the past 9 years of Villa renting in St John. The location, the views, the large deck/pool/bar area were incredible. We liked having a multi-level villa and the covered decks were nice for shade as well. But the views during the day and into early evening for the Sunsets and later once the lights of St Thomas shimmered were breathtaking. Breezes were good and close enough to hear the surf as well from below. Very private and well maintained and the owners and manager made sure we were well taken car of throughout the 10 days we enjoyed. We will return. Thanks again Brian.
Dave, Saginaw, Mi

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Coconut Hill Cottage Reviews

Description of Coconut Hill Cottage from St. John Villa Rental -- You'll be awestruck at this breathtaking panorama from Coconut Hill Cottage....800 feet high on Bordeaux. It has one of the most dramatic views in the Caribbean with its lush green hills and mesmerizing blue water. Centrally located in laid-back Coral Bay, with its quaint gift shops and lots of live music at the local restaurants....and St. John's legendary powder white North Shore beaches a beautiful 10 minute ride away. Newly-decorated by owners Bob and Susan. You'll feel so happy and relaxed, it might just be days before you leave the house.



Joko G. -- New York City -- March 2012
We are a NYC couple with 2 boys, 12 and 18 years old and we've just returned from yet another incredible vacation in St. John. We've stayed at Coconut Hill Cottage several times and love it! The house is impeccably clean, very private and so comfortable! My older son sleeps in the loft (bed is big enough for two if needed). The two downstairs bedrooms are wonderful too (the second bedroom has a trundle, sleeps two). The master bedroom is delightful and has a great mattress! There are 3 bathrooms! My favorite spot is the screened in porch with a breathtaking view of Coral Bay from 800 feet, as well as the neighboring islands. The grill and pool out back are great for dinners at home! Dr. Bob and Susan are always available for dining, shopping, beach suggestions. If you decide to cook at home be sure to visit the local organic farm called Josephine's! Amazing greens!!! Do not miss Aqua Bistro - M. J. the Chef is amazing!!! The island is about the same size as Manhattan and this is the perfect homey base from which to explore all it has to offer under its almost always sunny skies!

Anne & Doug Craner -- NY -- February 2012
We have been visiting St. John every other year for the last 8 years. Alternating visits with cruises. Two years ago we stayed at Coconut Hill Cottage in Coral Bay. Last year we did a Panama Canal cruise which was as nice as any cruise we've done before, but we found ourselves longing for St. John, so this year we went back to Coconut Hill Cottage since we had enjoyed our stay there so much before. It was the most relaxing and enjoyable vacation we have ever had. It was almost like returning home in that the cottage is so beautiful and Sue and Bob (owners) make you feel so welcome and comfortable. The cottage is perfectly situated for breath taking views and trips to the beach or nearby restaurants. It is completely private with a deck and pool as pictured, but the nicest feature is the large screened in porch. Since the porch was screened, it becomes added living space day and night, and the view from the porch is absolutely beautiful! How well did we like our second stay at Coconut Hill Cottage? We already made reservations for next year, is there anything more to say?

Nicholasville -- November 2011
We had a wonderful time in St John, partly because of this wonderful home we got to come back to each night. The pictures don't do the villa justice, it is incredibly beautiful and perfectly decorated. The views are spectacular from the screened porch as well as the loft bedroom (great for sunrises). The home is stocked well with most anything you could need while there. We enjoyed the small cooler, beach towels and chairs as well as the books up stairs that helped us better navigate the island and determine which fish we had seen that day. The property is extremely secluded and private. It was so nice to be on the quiet side of the island. Would highly recommend to anyone!

Josh & Emily Romine -- Wow!!! -- October 2011
My wife and I chose the Coconut Hill Cottage for our honeymoon and first stay on St. John. The house was exactly as described, if not better. Due to Sue and Bob's numerous provided conveniences and amenities (down to the anti-itch bug bite treatment), it did not feel as though you were staying in a rental of a stranger, rather a home of a friend. The house was immaculate, the furniture was comfy and the appliances worked well. Despite all of these fabulous aspects, we could hardly tear ourselves away from the large screened-in-porch that provided one of the most impressive views we found during our travels on St. John. Sue and Bob were incredibly friendly, helpful and a pleasure to work with. If you are traveling to St. John, the assumption is you want to get away from the hustle-bustle of everyday life. Coconut Hill Cottage could not be a better place to do just that and we highly recommend it to everyone that makes the trip.

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Golden Dragon Reviews

Description of Golden Dragon from St. John Villa Rental --
Imagine a tropical island, a villa prepared especially for you, infused with an atmosphere of quiet, oriental beauty. Completely luxurious with spacious Great Room, three bedrooms with private baths, fully air conditioned, pool, pool deck second kitchen, outdoor BBQ and dining. A fully air-conditioned villa, the Great Room graced with Chinese antiques, custom bamboo furniture all guarded by sculptures of tranquil Gods and overlooking the turquoise Caribbean Sea and Fish Bay.



Note -- Golden Dragon has been renamed Villa Viaggi and is now 4 bedrooms.

April 2009
We..had a great vacation at the Golden Dragon. Lisa was a great person to work with and did everything one could expect to make our stay wonderful. The villa was perfect for our family and we really enjoyed our stay. The amenities were great and costs were very reasonable compared to other villas on the island. Everything worked and we had no issues. The villa was a perfect launching ground for us to explore heaven on earth. It was also a great place to come back from our daily adventures. Our new baby had her first experience in a swimming pool and the ocean during our stay and had her first bite of baby food in the villa. Our 12 year old daughter didn't want to go on the trip because of that stage but once we were back home in Illinois she stated that she wished she were still at the Golden Dragon. How's that for a positive statement about the villa. We all loved and highly recommend the villa and Lisa! Our hope the next time we come back is to buy our own villa! We will keep dreaming!
The "J" Family

April 2007
Golden Dragon is a beautifully built, luxurious villa in Point Rendezvous overlooking Fish Bay. The buildings or "pods" are all beautiful stone, the landscaping is lush and the amenities are first rate. The large bedrooms are among the most romantic I have ever seen with lots of buddhas, fantastic open stone showers and great privacy. The AC worked beautifully in all rooms of the house and it was virtually bug free. The pool was much used and we loved the small poolside "kitchen" room for mixing up pina coladas! The views varied depending on which deck you were on. Lisa was wonderful to deal with and I would definitely recommend this beautiful villa to anyone.

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Horizons Cottage + Captain's Cabin Reviews

Description of Horizons Cottage + Captain's Cabin from St. John Villa Rental -- Welcome to Paradise! Horizons Cottage and Captain's Cabin. Reserve either one, or both together. Can accommodate up to 9 guests. The view from Horizons' deck will stay with you forever! Endless views of azure seas ... sparkling, clear water flecked with emerald isles laid out before you like priceless jewels. Spectacular sunrises, mesmerizing moonrises will dazzle you with their boundless beauty stretching as far as the eye can see...



Frank & Sharon
we enjoyed Horizons for a week in early February. If I were ever to go to St. John and was not able to get to the beaches, spending the week on Horizon's porch would be the next best thing. View is magnificant. The interior is well designed with beautiful wood framing and trim. We shared the house with another couple and accommodations were perfect.

Craig and Debrya
We stayed at the Captain's Cabin for ten days in June 2010. We had an awesome time and it is just extremely charming. The views are great and the place is set up very well. As far as dining out goes, Shipwreck Landing was our favorite. Skinny Legs also has great burgers. If you go to Lily's Gourmet Market in Coral Bay, pay attention as you check out. We were overcharged significantly two out of three times! Luckily we were paying attention and caught it. On the whole, our experience was great. The water was beautiful and overall the people in the area were friendly.

Sue and Dan,
Better late than never! I made the trip to St. John last August with my brother and a friend. It was amazing.
We meet people down there that said they made the trip down there and decided not to leave.
It's easy to understand why-- the scenery is amazing. The beaches are beautiful, the people are friendly as are the goats and chickens that roaming wild all over the island. The old sugar plantation ruins were amazing-- and every place we ate seemed to have a bunch of great locals.
I hope I can make it back before too long.

Kevin & Brenn
My wife and I stayed at Horizons cottage for our honeymoon in June 2009 and I still dream of going back! Sue was extremely accomodating to us and made it easy to just relax and unwind. After staying at Horizons I couldn't have imagined how different our honeymoon would have been if we had stayed at one of the pre-fabricated resorts on the island. Will definitely be back!

Frank and Jeanne
Second Visit -- This was our second stay at Horizon. I love this spot and the house, coming back felt like coming home. Coral Bay is the kind of place you can bring your life back to a reasonable pace - catch up on your reading - sit / snorkel on some great beaches - or get out on the ocean with a charter. If you want away from hustle/bustle, this is it. Friendly people in a friendly place. This house is 'as advertised' and more.

Jim & Sarah
Sue & Dan, We have been on St. John 7 or 8 times now, and our 3-week visit to Captains Cabin was the best yet! The view of the east end to Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Peter Island and Norman Island is fabulous. The accommodations were perfect for the two of us, and as it turned out, with strong northeast winds, the south beaches were the place to be. Having owned rental housing myself, I can appreciate the care that Sue and Dan give to maintaining and improving their properties. We'll be back next year!

Debbie & Sam
My husband & I brought our nephew and his wife to spend the week at Horizon's Cottage 1/31/09-2/07/09. Sam & I have visited St. John before and this was the first trip for John & Sandy. The house is not everything on the website, IT IS SO MUCH MORE. Everything from the layout, to the deck and to the incredible views. Waking up every morning to a beautiful sunrise is just what you need to start off a relaxing day. Horizon's Cottage is very close to some of the most beautiful beaches, Salt Pond Bay and Lameshur. Susan mentions a few local places but The Tourist Trap (Larry from New Hampshire) is a must and visit Lincoln at the bay below. He sells very cold beer and you can take a breathtaking walk in the bay below the house (wear your watershoes). Thank you again Susan for the Horizon's Cottage. I look forward to a future stay. Maybe next time Sam & I will try the Captain's Cabin.

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Idyllic Villa Reviews

Description of Idyllic Villa from St. John Villa Rental -- Idyllic is a completely air conditioned, three bedroom home with a private pool and cabana nestled on the ridge overlooking Great Cruz Bay, just a few minutes from town and the ferry dock. It's located in a quiet residential area with walking access to two beaches, the Westin Resort complex and a short drive to the spectacular North Shore beaches and the National Park.



March 2011
Just wanted you to know how very much we appreciated all the arrangements and accommodations you made for us for our wonderful trip to St.John. "Idyllic" is a perfect place for a three-generation family; we loved the pool (and plentiful beach towels), the decks, the view, proximity to town, and the way the bedrooms and living areas are arranged. We enjoyed our taxi rides with Bazil and found it so convenient to have that and our rental car all arranged.
Thank you very much,
Ann and family from Maine

July 2010
Our first trip to St John and we loved it. The villa was great!
The F's

July 2010
Incredible visit, third time on island, first at Idyllic -- Great house and great people to work with in planning the trip.
Sandy and Tom

May 2010
What a great place to stay, beautiful view and just all around great!
The R's

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La Barracuda Main House Reviews

Description of La Barracuda Main House from St. John Villa Rental -- La Barracuda is a 3-bedroom villa that can sleep up to 6. La Barracuda Guest House is a separate cottage on the same property. Perfect for a getaway for 2. One of the most popular Villas on St John, La Barracuda will treat you to an unforgettable experience. Built on a fully landscaped hillside, with beautiful views of St. Thomas, St. Croix, Hart Bay and Chocolate Hole, La Barracuda has been a favorite spot for many Virgin Island visitors. The main house consists of 3 structures interconnected by landings, decks and walkways.



1. My wife and I stayed in the guest house at La Barracuda from March 11-18 (2011). It was our first time on St. John, and La Barracuda was a perfect base of operations for our adventures. Tucked away in the “Chocolate Hole” area just below Cruz Bay, La Barracuda’s location high on a hill overlooking Hart Bay and Chocolate Hole provides wonderful views. You can hear the lulling surf of Hart Bay below, and from the guest house deck you can watch the lights come on over on St. Thomas. In fact, one of the things the description of the property undersells significantly is the view from the guest house. The house is just five minutes from the action in Cruz Bay, but it’s far enough away to offer seclusion. Our primary purpose for going to St. John was to spend as much time as possible in the water snorkeling. Franklin was very helpful, offering us useful guide books and insider tips and descriptions of the beaches around the island. Likewise, the beach chairs there for guests to use came in handy. Our favorite snorkeling sites now include Waterlemon Cay, the longish swim from the northern-most part of Francis Bay out to the tip of Mary Point (lots of turtles), Little Lameshur Bay, Salt Pond Bay (lots of rays), and Hansen Bay (look for the octopi that camouflage themselves in the coral and rocks). Then again, if you’re lucky you can come across a good-sized nurse shark hanging out in the shallows of Chocolate Hole. So just about any beach on the island could be great. Nothing on the island is that far away, so La Barracuda provides great access to any of your plans. And after a long day of snorkeling, what could be better than to come back to the guest house and soak in the hot tub on the deck and listen to the waves roll in below? The grill on the deck also served us well for casual meals. The house was clean and pretty well stocked (and Franklin was great about providing any utensils that we needed that weren’t in the guest house). The kitchen worked well for our on-the-go needs. All in all, the description and photos give you a good representation of the property (though Franklin was in the middle of repainting the exterior when we were there, so it probably looks even better now). A few more photos of the view would more adequately show perspective guests what a find they’ve come across. I would (and have) recommend La Barracuda to family and friends who are interested in a St. John getaway—and who doesn’t need a St. John getaway?

2. I've stayed here multiple times and it continues to be on of my favorite villas on the island. It offers just the right amount of privacy with its tiered bedrooms with private decks no mater what size group you stay with. Its has plenty of amenities and is a short drive from town and beaches. The owner was more than accommodating and available for any questions and concerns we had. I highly recommend La Barracuda to any and all who seek out a great st. john experience! Thanks Franklin!

3. I did not want to leave! La Barracuda is a vacation in itself. The Villa is connected and surrounded by decks & pathways that are bordered with the most lush and interesting flowering trees and plants. Iguanas, frogs and birds share the enjoyment of the grounds and add to the whimsical feeling of the property. The Villa rests up on a hillside so you have clear, amazing views all the way to St. Thomas. You can hear the waves crashing from Hart Bay below & when it rains on the metal roof at night - perfect! When I wasn't snorkeling and having the time of my life in the ocean, I was swimming in La Barracuda's pool, walking around the grounds just admiring the countless varieties of plantlife, or just sitting on the numerous decks mesmerized by the beauty of St. John. Don't forget your camera!

4. A small group of our friends took a trip to St. John and we wound up staying here. It really did make our trip go from fun to amazing. With a big wrap around deck, we woke up everyday to drink coffee looking out over the ocean and other islands, and spent the nights with a cocktail, grilling out looking at the stars. And with the pool and hot tubs, a lazy day at home even felt justifiable. This was the perfect vacation house for us and I can't wait to do it again next year!!

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Mayan Sky Reviews

Description of Mayan Sky from St. John Villa Rental -- Fully air conditioned, Mayan Sky is designed and built to create a sense of sanctuary. From its slate floors and its vaulted ceilings, to its courtyard swimming pool with classic Caribbean views, Mayan Sky lives up to expectations as a perfect vacation villa. Mayan Sky was named for the owner's grandkids - Maya and Sky - who enjoy the villa when they can. For families, the property offers a futon in an alcove in the pool-level bedroom suite. All rooms share the same serene views. There's a feeling of old world comfort that's immediately noticeable past the garden gate that welcomes you to Mayan Sky. You have the Coral Bay Harbor opening up below you, along with several neighboring islands and cays.



Karen T from Longview, TX
This was our first trip to St. John and the Caribbean. Mayan Sky Villa was perfect for our family. It was tastefully decorated, very clean, fully equipped with anything and everything you might need, and the view was breathtaking! The management personnel were very professional, helpful and friendly! Nakira, our greeter, was so nice! She met us at the barge dock, waited for us to grab some bottled water and then led the way to the villa. She gave us a tour of the villa, explained everything was needed to know about the villa and St. John. Nakira was friendly, helpful and thorough! We had a fabulous vacation in St. John and a very relaxing and pleasant stay at Mayan Sky! We definitely recommend Mayan Sky Villa to anyone wanting quality accommodations and a great Caribbean experience!

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Note -- pricing and features may be subject to change. Please send an inquiry.
Final pricing is determined by the villa owner/manager.
For more information on the Island of St. John, return to the St. John Villa Rental Homepage

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