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4 Bedroom(s), 4 Bath(s)

Reviews of 4-Bedroom St. John Villas

Reviews include Argonauta, Beach Garden Villa, Caribbean Blue Skies, Island Manor, La Barracuda Main + Guest, La Mer, Meritage Great House, Mystic Ridge, Peter Bay Beach House, Reef Bay Holiday Villa, Sea Turtle Villa, Soul Island, Southern Cross, Southern Exposure, Villa Claudia, Villa Colorado, Villa IntimaSea

(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.

Argonauta Reviews

Description of Argonauta from St. John Villa Rental -- Argonauta is perched among the lush hilltops of St. John. She will soothe your body, mind, and soul with her spectacular ocean views, and the relaxing sound of the cooling tradewinds. Enter this magnificent four bedroom, four-and-one-half bath villa with pool and spa. Located high on the Estate Contant hill. Argonauta has a Main House and a separate Two-Bedroom Pod Unit offering you and your party complete privacy and very relaxing indoor and outdoor living. Pool and Spa provide a wonderful area for escape or to share with your friends..

June 12 thru 19, 2011
The Villa called Argonauta was even more beautiful than the pictures on the Web. We were a little hesitant, we have never rented a house at St. John, we usually have stayed at Caneel Bay but we were taking the family and were a party of 7, so we decided to rent a Villa. It was perfect. The views were fantistic, the house was immaculately clean and very comfortable. Although seemingly in its own little world, the house is only 6/10 of a mile from town, which made everything readily available. And naturally, on St. John, all roads lead to one beautiful beach after another.
Lisa Durgin was so wonderfully responsive to our every little need. Even down to having the keys to the rental cars in her pocket at 10 P.M. after our plane was delayed in Charlotte for 6 hours. Tired and hungry, we were welcomed to Argonauta with fruit, cheese and wine.
When the sun came up the next morning, it was truly like waking up in Paradise.
Lisa and her staff were unbelievably available to us, day and night. Being thoroughly knowledgeable of the Island, they were very helpful with every detail.
Our vacation was wonderful beyond words.
George & Sarah S.

April 22 - May 2, 2010
Argonauta is our FAVORITE villa on St John. Have stayed there multiple times and it never disappoints. This year hubby & I invited 2 other couples who had never been to St John. They fell in love with STJ and could not have been happier with the accommodations. Absolutely everything was perfect. Will stay there again and again.
One of the girls (OK, we're in our 50's...LOL) is an artist. She took her watercolors and spent most mornings painting different views from the decks and walkways. She also took many photos and surprised us with a photo album a week or so after the trip to remember it. I suspect they will be going with us next year!!! Can't wait!!!
C & K Winholt

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Caribbean Blue Skies Reviews

Description of Caribbean Blue Skies from St. John Villa Rental -- Caribbean Blue Skies Villa is located in St. John's popular, upscale Great Cruz Bay area. The main house features a bright, airy ambiance in the living and dining area -- tile floors, skylight, ceiling fans, white cushioned rattan furnishings. Enjoy fabulous views in three directions, the large swimming pool, and the best breezes on the Island. Make use of the fully equipped kitchen, the second mini-kitchen on the pool deck, and the gas barbecue grill for your meals at home or take a short walk to the Westin Hotel where you are welcome to enjoy the restaurant facilities as well as the beach and sport facilities.

"We had a wonderful visit at Caribbean Blue Skies-our second time and hopefully not our last. Everyone was very satisfied with the accommodations and we were happy to see the renovations made since our last visit in 2009 (most notable, the exterior doors, dining table and updates in the cottage."
Another Very Satisfied Visitor

"Vacation of our dreams! Wonderful!"
The Stephensons & Clintons -- S.C.

"The house was gorgeous—it has a beautiful view of the bay. We loved it. Thank you for allowing us to stay in your home!"
David, Luanne, Rachel & Dillon -- Dallas, Texas

"We had a blast! The view is paradise! Thanks so much! I’m planning to move here!"
Allie (18) -- Dallas, Texas

"Wow! What a great villa. The views were great and the house itself was fabulous. Thanks again."
Karen Ann, AL -- Hill Weathers, AL -- Rachel, GA -- Kate, FL -- Mary Catherine, AL -- Catherine, GA

"Thanks so much!
We all had a great time staying at your house. Loved the view. Also going down to the Weston and swimming in their pool and on their water trampolines."
From the Cornells and Bongartz, Vermont

"We had a wonderful stay. Your house is lovely, as is the island. Sorry if some baskets or shells were moved during our stay; we wanted to make sure that our 19-month old did not destroy anything!"
The Rosenbergs, NJ

"We truly enjoyed our stay in your lovely home. The view is spectacular! We could not have imagined a more beautiful place to celebrate our wedding and honeymoon! Many thanks!"
The Carater & Correlli family

"I would just like to say thank you for letting us stay in your home. It is a dream house. You have a million dollar view. I loved to look at on every morning and night. I enjoyed staying here as well as my family. Maybe I’ll be writing in here another time. Thanks a bunch."
Danielle Carater

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Island Manor Reviews

Description of Island Manor from St. John Villa Rental -- Island Manor is a four bedroom, four and a half bath villa with a pool and gazebo set amongst tropical plants and fruit trees. Upscale furnishings, yet a casual relaxed atmosphere, make Island Manor a great spot for honeymooners and families. The bedrooms are all on different floors of the home to maximize privacy.

"Excellent stay, centrally located to Cruze Bay. The house is fantastic with a great view of the ocean. Pool was clean and wild life was great to watch."

"There was nothing not to love about the villa. The housekeepers worked so hard and very late due to the condition from the previous renters. I hope they were pleased with the condition we left it in. We laundered all the beach towels, stripped the beds, and brought all the linens, etc to the laundry room. It was in "swept" condition since we did not have a vacuum cleaner. We would highly recommend the rental agency-the staff was great-very efficient. Hopefully, we will return to St. John again. Regards, Carol."

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La Barracuda Main + Guest House

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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La Mer Reviews

Description of La Mer from St. John Villa Rental -- La Mer. The Sea. This home is as beautiful and elegant as this simple phrase. La Mer rises up from the hillside of Bordeaux Mountain on unspoiled St. John. From this incredible perch, you are as high as you can get without being a bird in flight. Views extend from Jost Van Dyke and Sandy Cay to the North to Virgin Gorda, all the way down the string of pearls known as the Virgin Islands. This brand new 4-bedroom luxury home is strictly private, and easily complements this incredible view. From the moment you enter the courtyard and are greeted by a pair of bronze herons, you know this is someplace very special.

We could not have dreamed a better family vacation. La Mer was even better than advertised. Thanks so very much. I suspect we will be back some day, although probably not for the most expensive, crowded week of the year on st. John!
Sean, 01/2012

Came to St. John in 2009, the place was beautiful, everything was so excellent. Here at La Mer it is so beautiful. We had a relaxing time. This villa is unbelievable. Thanks for making it a special time. We love it here now more than ever, because our son was married here yesterday on Trunk Bay! It was amazing! What a view from here and everywhere! Hope we can come back again and stay here! Thank you for all your kindness!
Gary and Pat Jessup, 06/2011

Thank you for sharing this breathtaking spot with us! We fell in love with St. John 6 years ago and have returned nearly every year since to enjoy the beauty of the beaches, the snorkelling and all the adventures we have here. La Mer is the most stunning villa and we feel so fortunate to have stayed here! I couldn’t wait to get up in the morning and soak in the views; the deck off the master bedroom became my favorite spot for reading and enjoying the delicious breezes. Your home is so beautifully designed and decorated. You’ve created a magical oasis here! It will be heartbreaking to leave it today, but we have wonderful memories of this visit that we will cherish always! Thank you!
The Jelks Family, 04/2011

What a memorable birthday here at La Mer! I am delighted to be here with my fabulous family. Choose not to watch TV -- only great views, ocean breezes, and more views. A beautifully and thoughtfully designed and decorated villa couldn’t get any better! Thank you for opening your home for the enjoyment of others! A suggestion for other visitors, the time flies by, enjoy every minute! Thanks again!
The Ward Family, 03/2011

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Meritage Reviews

Description of Meritage from St. John Villa Rental -- The perfect vacation getaway! Just 5 minutes from the main town of Cruz Bay, Meritage offers you a private romantic setting overlooking the Caribbean sea. Situated on the hill side of Chocolate Hole, Meritage is a short walk down a winding path to tranquil Hart Bay. 4 king size bedrooms, each with A private bathroom and deck area. BBQ sun deck, jacuzzi, private pool. Stepping out to the sun decks, you can gaze down toward beaches from all sides. You can dine inside or al fresco on the barbecue deck that overlooks the pool. Covered decks and sun decks border the house on three sides and on two levels, adding over 2,000 sq. ft. of living space for your enjoyment.

Dear Chris,
Johnny and I so very much enjoyed our stay at the main house on our honeymoon. I regret that I forgot to write down my comments in the table book of visitors. We love the house. It's such a magnificent place with such awesome views. I felt so free and happy there. The house enhanced our honeymoon in a special way. We plan to return to St. John next year about the same time. It was truly a pleasure and I'd recommend it to anyone. Gus was a pleasure to meet and took good care of us. Thank you so much. It was a dream come true, a real blessing. God bless.
Sincerely, Joni Markerson

Thank you for letting us stay at your home the week of May 9th. Scott and I really enjoyed our stay on the island, the view from Meritage's balconies, the convenience to town, the nature, and wonderful beaches. We loved the iguana tree next to your home and the visiting Pearl-Eyed Thrashers ..... most entertaining! Thanks again. Hope you have a great summer .....
Best Regards, Kimberly Scary

Erin Vernon -- Georgia
When we arrived on St. John we were greeted by Sinbad the property manager. What a great guy! He took us to the house, gave us a tour, and introduced us to our first Rum Punch of the trip! The house was exactly what we were asking for. The views from all floors were great. The pool and spa were clean and had great views. I would absolutely recommend this house to everyone. The location was a short drive to Cruz Bay where we went frequently. It is a short hike down to Hart Bay for the adventure-seeking types. Overall we were very impressed with this house and would return again!

Christiansburg, VA
My husband and I just returned from an amazing weeklong stay at The Meritage Great House. It is a beautiful home in a perfect location. It was wonderful working with the owner Christopher. He was most friendly and helpful. Sinbad, who manages the home was great as well! He promptly met us at the ferry dock and led us to the home. He shared a delicious tropical drinks with us, gave us the grand tour and told us to call if we had any problems. The views from this home are awesome! We loved the twinkling lights of St. Thomas at night. Also loved the stone and shell shower with a window in the master bath!! Having a pool to cool off in anytime was great too! This home is in such a perfect, central location! Very close to downtown and the North Shore beaches (which are spectacular by the way!!!). The Meritage Great House is in a nice quiet neighborhood. The landscaping (which the owner has obviously put a lot of work into) is beautiful, lush and tropical. I would not hesitate to recommend this home to anyone. Definitely rent a jeep! We rented our jeep (a brand new 2011 wrangler) from Discount Car Rental on St. Thomas (you should too). They were great: friendly, fast, best price, allow you to take the car on the barge to St. John, and remove the top if you chose to. Best of all, if you have mechanical troubles, no worries, they will send a mechanic to St. John. All in all, a perfect week in paradise!!

Mary Landrigan-Ossar -- MA
Our group was 2 families which included 4 kids, ages 4-11. The house was clean and comfortable, with fantastic views from the wonderful balconies The pool was a godsend at the end of the day- the kids would have lived in it if they could! This was a great house for a family with kids, and would be also great for a group of adults- having a separate bathroom with each bedroom was awesome. We can't wait to come back and stay here again.

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Mystic Ridge Reviews

Description of Mystic Ridge from St. John Villa Rental -- Mystic Ridge was designed and built with quality lifestyle and love of beauty in mind. Perched high on a mountain ridge on its own private expanse of land surrounded by National Park, this luxurious home offers dramatic and spectacular "down-island" views of the Drake Channel, the British Virgin Islands, St. John's East End, Coral Bay and the National Park mountainsides. Since Mystic Ridge is located in the center of our small island, Cruz Bay (15 min), Coral Bay (10 min.), and North Shore Beaches (5 min.) are only brief drives away.

David -- 1/25/10
Comfort in Paradise For our fourth visit to St John we stayed at Mystic Ridge and were very pleased. While the views are not quite as good as some villas we have stayed in, the other features far outweighed that. The first thing I noticed was the ease of access to Mystic Ridge. Most villas in St John seem to have very challenging driveways but this one is a straight shot off of Center Line Rd with an abundance of parking. The proximity to the road does allow for some traffic noise but it is minimal. The house is well laid out with a lot of privacy for each bedroom. It is well supplied, very nicely furnished and has a good supply of snorkeling gear. Its best feature is the ease of access to the North Shore beaches and the Coral Bay bars and restaurants. We much prefer that side of the island and Mystic Ridge was reasonably close. All bedrooms but one had A/C but, as we were there January, we relied on the abundant breezes. Being high on the hillside, it probably has those breezes year round. As can be seen from the web site, Mystic Ridge is a lovely house and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and look forward to our return.

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