Reviewers Rating: Great
We spent the week of June 24-July 1st in St. John at the Long View Villa. Since we could not find too many reviews of this villa before we hit St. John we had no real idea what to expect.
Let me say- Long View is really wonderful, with wonderful views, nice pool, nice covered 2nd floor deck that wrapped around two sides of the house. The views from this deck are amazing.
The Villa is great for a small family or 2 couples traveling together- since it only has 2 bedrooms. I would not recommend it to a family w/ small children as the children's bedroom and the parents bedroom are on two different floors at opposite ends of the house. The second bedroom opens up to the area that surronds the pool.
The Villa is stocked with a lot of stuff- you could pack lite and survive easily. It comes with items such as beach stuff, (toys (paddle balls) beach umbrella, chairs, floats, coolers), laundry detergent,plenty of bathroom toilteries, hairdryers in each bathroom, DVD's, books - a lot of St. John. It does not have a VCR only a DVD.
It came with a good supply of food and alcohol - alcohol which was left over from prior renters and non perishable food was also left. Plus a welcoming basket from Island Getaways.
The deck and the pool area is another GREAT aspect of this house- every afternoon upon returning from the beaches we spent up on the deck enjoying the views and also swimming in the pool. The villa is also really easy to get to w/ all paved roads from the town of Cruz Bay to the driveway.
The only reason I gave it a great and not an excellent is because the house phone did not work all week. Island Getaways said the it had been reported and would be fixed ealy such as Monday or Tuesday and that she would call later in the week and check to see if we needed anything. The phone didn't work and we did not hear from her until I called on my cell phone the night before we left to ask her what to do w/ the key. Not having a phone was a little bit of a disappointment as I had family visiting others on the island the same week and couldn't reach them unless I used my cell phone which had spotty reception.
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