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St John Passion 01/29/2009
Reviewers Rating: Excellent
This was our fourth trip to St. John and our third villa rental. St. John Passion is the first place we have stayed that we would return to. The villa has a real island feel with its open-air living room and yellow, blue and coral colors. The view of Ditleff Point and Rendezvous Bay delighted us over and over again. We were close enough to the water to hear the waves lapping on shore.

We were concerned about noise when we saw how close we were to Fish Bay Rd. and how close the neighboring villa was, but we needn't have worried. We never saw or heard our neighbors. The vegetation is so thick around SJP that we could hardly see the blue villa next door and there is not much traffic on Fish Bay Road.

The bedrooms are attractive with pretty white cotton drapes that billow in the breeze. The 2 upper ones have A/C, which we never had to turn on. Ceiling fans stayed on in every room and kept the house cool. The master bedroom has a television which never got turned on either, and quite frankly, took up too much room on the desk that I could have used for other things. Our bed in the master bedroom was VERY comfy. Our friends in the second upper bedroom said they would opt next time for the queen size bed in the lower bedroom, as they didn't care for the 2 twins pushed together in their room.

We only used the kitchen for fixing breakfasts, lunches, and rum drinks, although there is a nice table and chairs. There is a dishwasher, which we also never used. With the 'please conserve water" signs, it seemed wasteful, so we washed by hand. We spent a lot of time on the spacious upper deck where there is an outdoor dining table and chairs. Bananaquits came to eat sugar I left for them everyday and entertained us with their sweet calls.

We also enjoyed the small cooling off pool on the lower deck. It gets sun all day long and the water was refreshing after a day of salt water and snorkeling. The gate at the road opens to a lovely stone stairway through a beautiful garden descending to the living area, making a wonderful welcome every time we came home. This villa was awesome!


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