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Cinnamon Tarn 07/01/2009
Reviewers Rating: Excellent
In the area of Catherineberg, where there aren't many moderately priced villas for rent, we felt Cinnamon Tarn is one of the best values of all in the area.

It is about a ten-minute drive from Cruz Bay via Centerline and John's Head road. The driveway from the road is fairly narrow and uphill, but once you get up there, it is easy parking around the fishpond. The villa is very private and well maintained. It has an airy great room and a well-equipped kitchen, and beyond them there is a breezeway with a dining table. The breezeway leads to the deck with a large hot tub, but since there aren't really shady areas during the day on the deck, we spent most of our time inside the villa. The villa has an open feel to it and the breezeway works more like a screened porch, so we never felt cooped up. The cover for the hot tub was falling apart and the new one was supposed to be on its way.

There is no a/c in the villa but we never needed it - the combination of breezes and ceiling fans made us feel quite comfortable.

Master bedrooms are located on each end of the breezeway. The symphony of insects and frogs is pretty loud at night and you hear some birds squawking early in the morning. If you are a light sleeper, that may affect your sleep.

The highlight of our stay at this rather casual yet beautiful villa was, no doubt, the views of Cinnamon Bay, Francis Bay & Mary Point, and BVI. The villa has screened sliding doors that open up the whole backside (or it may be called the front side) of the house to the absolutely gorgeous views!

Lisa (Vacation Vistas) is great to deal with. We are very happy with her personal service and would love to rent from her again.


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