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Villa suggestions much needed.

Postby philbetm » Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:28 pm

Hi All,

We have set our trip date for July 1st. thru 8th. ...know that will be a hard week to find something but, we just got the vacation approved yesterday. There is going to be 6 -to - 8 of us coming , just our immediate family. Two of that number is our grandchildren. They will be 15 at that time, twins...boy and a girl. We are going to need 4 bedrooms , ac, a decent pool and view would be so good !
This trip is for our 30th anniversary ...but what I really wanted was for our kids to be able to come with us. Soooo Hubby and I will be paying the total cost for the home rental....and I really need to stick with a tight amount of $6000...or under would be nice... :lol: Sure wish Villa Tesori was in that range...oh well I can dream . :) If anyone can offer suggestions that would be great ! We would like to be on the Cruz Bay side anywhere from Fish Bay to North Shore or Hillside. Haven't been able sell the idea of East End or Salt Pond Area yet.

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Sherry (philbetm) ....please private message me here if you need too.
Julia Lasota....anything you might know of would be so appreciated !

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Postby pswlrw » Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:59 pm

Chateau Le Tete Rouge might work (it looks like it is available for your week and within budget). I almost booked it this year, but our group grew too big for it. Has the Rendezvous Bay view of Tesori and great outdoor space. It is with cateredto.com
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Postby philbetm » Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:04 pm

pswlrw , I know exactly where that is...we stayed in a home close to it one year. I will look at it..... :D Thanks for the reply !!

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Postby Pulley » Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:17 pm

La Papaya would fit the bill. We've stayed there three times over the years. Just past the Westin on the left up Rock Ridge Road. Very easy to get to town, the pool is great and so is the view.

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Postby philbetm » Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:06 pm

Pulley,
Which rental company handles La Papaya ? I really want to look at it as well.
Thanks for suggestion !

pswlrw , Does Chateau loft bedroom have a half bath , ac in it ? It looks really nice .

thanks :)

If anyone knows of anything even in Virgin Grande or at Maria Bluff let me know, please. I have been trying on VRBO....but it keeps acting crazy on me. Showing me STT and STX when I put in STJ . :?
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Postby Suziekue » Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:28 pm

Check out stjohhhouserentals.com I just found our Coral Bay villa for November there. It seems it's direct contact with owners/managers on island.
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Postby Pulley » Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:31 pm

Destination St. John handles LaPapaya.
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Postby Pulley » Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:35 pm

Vista Caribe - We've stayed here twice and it is nicer than La Papaya and it is at the top of your budget but very nice. The views are AMAZING and I like that the three bedrooms in the main house are all accessed by interior stairs - very homey. You would love this place in Virgin Grand Estates, oh and the twins can walk to the Westin.

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Postby philbetm » Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:41 pm

Hi Pully ,

That is the one we had decided on booking . It was available when we made the decision....got up to get my card to book ....page said to refresh...when I did the calendar came up with it booked for our days ! Slipped by me in just a couple minutes ! :shock: Thanks for your continued help. Much appreciated.

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Postby pswlrw » Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:50 pm

Philbetm,
Regarding La Tete Rouge, from what I was told there is a full bath in the main house that the loft bedroom can use and if you close the shutter the main room AC will cool the loft.

Another option if you want Virgin Grand Estates is Cocotier by Destinationstjohn.com Looks available and in budget :) The bedrooms there are definitely more equal.
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Postby philbetm » Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:13 pm

Oh My .... :?

Three different homes we narrowed it down too ! Calendars showed as being available....but when I made contact was told they weren't . All three listed with different companies. Ohhhhh my head hurts ! :(
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Postby SRT » Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:58 am

philbetm,
I know you read my review of our problems with our October villa One of the villas you are looking at has reviews where renters had maintenance issues. For me, red flags come up. Especially when calls weren't returned. I think a good management company knows about what does and does not work--and then takes care of it.
Also, I know from experience, the loft wasn't cooled by the AC in the living room even though we were told it would. It was very hot up there. This has happened to us a couple times in summer.
Just my two cents. Good luck in your search.
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Postby philbetm » Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:12 pm

Finally :D Villa is reserved ! Now on to finding 2 rental cars/jeeps . 8)
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Postby philbetm » Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:46 pm

SRT ....Yep ! I took the one you did your report on off my list . The pictures on their page def are deceiving . No way to really tell how old those pics are of homes.

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Postby mahojim » Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:18 am

So.....
Where did you settle on....?
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