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4 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

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bennette4...
Waretown, NJ
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Lovely villa, fantastic views, great location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012 for a stay in June 2012
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We recently returned from a stay at this villa. This was our third St John trip, but our first stay in the Bordeaux Mtn area. I would definitely recommend this villa and/or location. The views were far better than pictured, and even in early June, no A/C was needed due to the mountain breezes (although A/C is available in bedrooms). It is very convenient to Maho Bay and other north shore beaches for snorkeling (where we saw many turtles), and to Coral Bay restaurants and bars, and quick shopping trips. Major shopping trips would still need to go over to Cruz Bay, but the ride is only 20 minutes or so. It also is probably one of the most easily accessible villas in Bordeaux, with a short, level driveway. Absolutely no need for 4 wheel drive on this trip!

The villa was very clean, and the kitchen was extremely well provisioned with high end cookware, numerous plates, platters, glasses, bowls, utensils, and gadgets. It also had some aluminum foil, paper products, saran wrap, ziplocs, and S&P already there, which was much appreciated. The rental agency included a welcome basket with snacks and beverages .

Bedrooms were all very comfortable with good mattresses, and nice bed linens. Great views from the master bedroom and 2nd floor queen bedroom on their private seating areas (porch). It is an east facing view, so be prepared to have the sun wake you... The showers have garden window(s), and nice quality towels.

The villa supplied numerous beach towels, coolers, beach chairs, etc.

The living room has 3 large couches and other seating as well, so it will definitely fit 8 people very easily. The decking is expansive and has many deck chairs, and you have good views throughout, with great views at the far end of the deck. There were several papaya trees with ripe fruit, but we didn't try any. The landscaping is professional and very nicely done. The view is just fabulous, although we had some haze for the first few days (which cleared eventually). The hot tub is probably only suited to 4 persons, or you could squeeze in 6 very close friends... The pool was cool and refreshing, but seemed a little smaller than pictured, though definitely adequate. It is easy to prepare meals and still converse with people on the deck. Nice stereo system with iPod adapter, and the WiFi was good for our phones and laptop. Please note that your laptop will probably not fit in the safe in the Master bedroom...

We only used 3 out of the 4 bedrooms, and while we didn't actually see the 4th, I don't know that I would recommend it. It is only accessible by stairs, and is too low to have a view, and has no A/C (and not sure it would get a breeze).

Overall, I was very happy with the rental agent, the villa, the views, and would definitely come back here again. I was very surprised to see that this villa only has a handful of reviews, and think it is amongst the nicest we've stayed at in St John. Recommended!

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: The views, far better than expected from the pictures.
Liked least: A little buggy, although that's to be expected on St John
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Scarlett
VA
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012 for a stay in November 2011
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5 of 5 stars Value 5 of 5 stars Rooms
5 of 5 stars Location 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk 5 of 5 stars Service
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A romantic getaway Luxury-minded travelers
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Soni
CT
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2011 for a stay in March 2011
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4 of 5 stars Value 5 of 5 stars Rooms
5 of 5 stars Location 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk 5 of 5 stars Service
Traveling group: Family with teenagers
Your age range 45-54
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2011 for a stay in February 2011
3 of 5 stars Value 5 of 5 stars Rooms
5 of 5 stars Location 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk 4 of 5 stars Service
Traveling group: Family with teenagers
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