Reviewers Rating: Excellent
We stayed at a wonderful villa called Sapphire Breeze for our first trip (and our wedding trip!) to St. John. This well-appointed house overwhelmed us with its amenities, but most of all, its beauty, its size and its stunning views. The extremely tall ceilings and the arched windows and doorways gave way to the perfect views on the deck of three bays: Great Cruz Bay, Chocolate Hole and Rendevouz Bay. The entire island has great views, as we discovered, but none compared to the spectacular view (from the deck, the pool, the hot tub, the bedrooms!) as Sapphire Breeze.
There is so much attention to detail at Sapphire Breeze...custom tile work inside and out, custom painting in the bathrooms, especially the shower. And, there is just room, room, room everywhere, inside and out, for up to 8 people to live together comfortably.
We did not have one bad experience at Sapphire Breeze during our entire week's stay. The breezes through our screen doors kept it cool while keeping out bugs and pests. The house was so clean and pretty and had everything you might ever want, and then some. There is a huge tile table under a covered portion of the deck where we had our home-cooked meals (namely, breakfast) and read books and sipped happy hour drinks. The view of the stars and the view of the moonlight on Great Cruz Bay from the hot tub took our breath away.
We had a lovely, comfortable, restful wedding trip on St. John, thanks to the beautiful Sapphire Breeze. VIVA (at www.vivacations.com) was a great company to work with to rent the villa and they were always helpful and very friendly with suggestions for restaurants and activities.
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