Reviewers Rating: Great
I've just returned from a wonderful stay on St. John -absolute paradise. I rented a villa from Villa Caribes, but the property was actually managed by Destination St. John -my dealings with both companies was wonderful -always available, and provided thorough reliable information and answers when I requested.
Destination St John met with me at the ferry, and followed me up to Paloma Blanca, located on Gifft Hill. We rented a Jeep (from L&L -good service) as recommended and it really was needed -The drive to paloma Blanca is a little shocking at first, steep winding roads, and then the actual road it it on is right out of the jungle -a bumpy dirt narrow road. But its worth it all as soon s you walk into the house the view hits you. Paloma Blanca has one of the best views I have ever seen, and boast a gorgeous deck with a hot tub and pool to enjoy it from -both the hot tub and the pool were in excellent condition and immaculate. There were also lounge chairs, a table and chairs, and a BBQ all on the deck for enjoyment -all in good condition.
The house was very airy, big windows so the view is with you always. All the screens were in good shape we noted since it could get buggy at nighttime. We def needed bugspray at night.
The kitchen was very well stocked with cookware, glasses, blender, ice maker, dishwasher...all the ameneties. There were three bathrooms on the first floor, one on the second. The bathrooms were well stocked with towels.
There was an excellent cross breeze and ceiling fans, so we were very comftorable without a/c, but there is a/c in all the bedrooms if preffered.
The house is extremely private, and very quiet...except for the occasional crow from a rooster -which did happen in the middle of the night.
We got our villa provisioned from katilady, and also had dinner dropped off one night -a delicious experience that we would have taken more advantage of if we had known. This is a highly recommended service.
I would definatly stay at this house again.
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