We "graduated" from staying in a hotel to a B&B and finally to a 1 bedroom villa on our recent trips to St. John. This time, we wanted to take it to the next level with a full villa. So, we literally spent days when deciding on the best villa for our needs. We wanted to be in the Coral Bay area, wanted a pool and hot tub, and air conditioned bedrooms. Those qualifiers brough us a list of anout 10 potential villas, from which we chose Madeline. We could not have been happier with our choice.
The villa was nicely appointed- pretty much all the appliances and utensils you have at home are at Madeline. There is a large washer and dryer to help minimize packing. The kitchen works as good as it looks. The sitting area was large and well lit with plenty of fans overhead (and AC too). Unfortunately, the furniture was totally uncomfortable - but we spent 99.5% of our time outside. The entertainment center with sound system and DVD was available.
Outside, there is lots of deck space. The pool is small, but it is deep and has an incredible view. We used it frequently as well as the hot tub. There is an outdoor shower and plenty of deck seating with a view of Coral Bay. There is a built-in grill as well.
The downstairs bedrooms were identical, comfortable, and air conditioned. They had bathrooms with showers and two closets. The seating on the lower level was sufficient.
We really liked our time at Madeline. Biggest postitves were location, pool area, and kitchen. The only minus was the uncomfortable furniture. We would absolutely consider Madeline for next year's trip!