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virgin islands on line : St. John : hotel & villa reviews

Island Sun 12/28/2007
Reviewers Rating: Excellent
Basics:
11/4/07 through 11/10/07
6 adults (3 couples)
3rd trip to St. John (4th for 2 of us)

Quick Review:

Can I give it 10 STARS???

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. In EVERY way. Kitchen was good, living areas better, Views INCREDIBLE. Pool was excellent. Supplies/facilities were ample. Privacy was perfect.

Only bad notes:
(1) THIS VILLA HAS NO AIR CONDITIONING. This DID NOT bother us during our stay at all, however we were disappointed because the websites through which we booked our vacation promoted it as fully air conditioned. This was a blatant lie.
(2) Construction noise nearby, but probably not a concern forever.

In-depth:
The villa lies nearby a couple others, but is VERY private. Each bedroom offers the ultimate in seclusion. Each bathroom is beautifully finished. The beds are very comfortable. The kitchen is well appointed, however the refridgerator doesn't keep things as cool as we would have liked. Be careful especially when putting away all your groceries for the first time. It won't be cold for a while!!

The views are by far the most spectacular I've ever seen in any trip I've been on in my life. Views of Cinnamon, Francis, Maho, Francis Point and Whistling Cay, Also great views of Tortola and Jost as well.

It is a lengthy drive up a rough road (John Head Road) from either Centerline or North Shore roads...however Centerline is definitely the easier way to go. Driveway is paved and there's lots of parking.

Pool is nice for a dip, but may be a little chilly in Jan/Feb/March. Views from the Hot Tub are UNREAL, especially at night.

There are two sets of Washer/Dryers.

The upstairs bedroom has the best views, but all bedrooms have good views except the lower bedroom in the detached building.

Great room is comfortable. There are LOTS of books, and TV and Stereo are in good working order. There's actually a good selection of CD's as well.

We loved the breezes at the top of the hill (especially since we had no A/C). Location is convenient to everywhere.

We did experience construction EVERY morning at 7 or 7:30am, but at least that got us up and out of bed. It really didn't bother us enough to make it a serious negative at all.

Overall, I would recommend this villa to EVERYONE who is splurging on what I consider a moderately expensive villa. BUT - it is totally worth EVERY penny. I do recommend the low season rates if everyone in your party is amiable to that idea!

Email me anytime with questions.

Scott





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