We had a wonderful time. The pictures really do not do it justice. Overlooking Cinnamon bay and this literally is one of the top beaches world wide. North Side of St. Johns the beaches are AMAZING, south side more pebbles.
Unit was in great shape, bed comfy, Sammy was always on call and did his best to assist. No shades so sun gets you up early!!! Great for me, but the wife is not a morning person. Only drawback was that the showers are hooked up to a small 10 gal hot water heater. So get used to taking mild showers. Not cold because everything is 75-80 degrees. but he hot shower is good for one person and then it needs about 1/2 hour to recharge.
Great Internet / Wifi / TV / Sonos and very kind of the owner to use the house phone as long we didn't over do it. With six kids we just had them call us or face time.
On St. Johns / St. Thomas:
Beware that when traveling to USVI you have to drive on the LEFT. Took some getting used to. You will need a rental car, we were able to get on in St. Thomas at the Airport and then Car barge it over ($50 round trip).
Food on the island was mediocre at best and extremely expensive. Gal of OJ $10.50, but beef was surprisingly reasonable. I suggest you take full advantage of the grill. Wine and other spirits very expensive. But they literally give the Rum away. Recommend buying food on St. Thomas before coming over.
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I love St. John's UVVI and this along with coco de mer next door were the best places I have staid at there. I have been to St. John's usvi about six times. I would recommend spending a liittle more money for rent and stay at Peters Bay. The prevailing wind is from the east and this place along with coco de mer have an east exposure and are high up with good views insuring a beautiful ocean breeze.
We go to St. John twice a year for years now and have stayed at hotels, B&B and other private homes over the years until we found the Gatehouse. THIS IS THE PLACE TO STAY ON ST. JOHN!!! Don't be fooled by other claims. Trust me here, I have travel extensively throughout the Caribbean and found no place nicer. We have stayed here several times now and never get sick of it. Now under new ownership, the new owners have put a lot of thought into updating these two one bedroom units. The place is clean, comfortable and classic St. John. There is a private beach (Peter Bay Beach) for the residents of the houses in Peter Bay Estates which is just awesome. The views are some of the best on the island and the breezes are constantly blowing in this area of the island. I like the lower unit because of the full kitchen, indoor/outdoor shower and covered porch but the upper unit is just as nice. Like I said, it's just my preference. It's very close to the main road where you can catch one of the many taxis that will drive by all day long in case you wish to save money and not rent a Jeep which will add another $500 to your stay for the week. My wife and prefer to buy some food and make dinner at night in the kitchen or even better the grill on the porch. The view will make you want to stay in verses running into town and dropping $150+ on dinner. The Gatehouse is worth the money, every penny of it, so save those pennies and rent one of these two units. You won't be disappointed.