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Soft Winds 12/12/2005
Reviewers Rating: Stars Excellent
My husband and I just returned from our honeymoon on St. John. We stayed at Soft Winds rented through Private Homes for Private Vacations. Mary-Phyllis and Mary-Eileen are great. Mary-Phyllis met us at the dock and brought us to Penn's jeep rental (can park in their lot anytime while in Cruz Bay, this worked very well when we returned for shopping & dinner). She also waited for us to make a quick stop at the grocery store before escorting us to our rental home.

The home is located near Fish Bay along the southern shore and has panoramic views from all decks. Although a 30 min. drive to northshore beaches, the views are amazing from this side of the island. The drive from Cruz Bay is a bit of an adventure, the majority is fine but the last 100 yard climb on the narrow paved road is a bit scary but after a few days practice we were comfortable coming and going in the evenings. If we can do it anyone can. There is no traffic so you just have to go slow at your own pace. The view is worth it, truely breathtaking from both sides of the house, every deck has an amazing view, the pool deck and soft breezes were very relaxing. Very private, no need to get your suits wet. The back deck was great for breakfast and a rest in the hammock.

The layout and amenities in the home are perfect, fully equipted kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Grill is located on the back deck off the kitchen. Laundry room, access down back steps. Three bedrooms upstairs and separate bedroom access lower level. We chose the bedroom with the king bed off the living room. Cathedral ceilings throughout, even in the bathrooms. We brought some DVDs but we also could watch cable in the living room or bedroom late at night. Simple comfortable furnishings. The photos on their website are current and accurate. It is a great house, we will definitely return in the future.

- Lisa, NYC

Lisa Lardner

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