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Drake's View: Voted Best View in the Caribbean

The award-winning view from Drake\'s View
33 reviews
The award-winning view from Drake\'s View
View of Coral Bay from front deck
The entrance to Drake's View complete with lush tropical landscaping
The view from the pool & spa area looking out on Coral Bay and Tortola
Wrap-Around Bar in Great Room with Vista
The spacious kitchen: ample counterspace, Corian countertops, & breakfast area
The great room with doors to the covered porch and view of the British Virgins
One of the dining areas overlooking the East End and the BVI\'s
Mango Bedroom: TempurPedic queen bed, private bath, daybed, & incredible view
Unique hand-tiled wrap-around showers in each bathroom
Turquoise Bedroom: TempurPedic King Bed (or converts to two twins), private bath, & beautiful view
There are similar private baths for each of the four bedrooms
White Bedroom: TempurPedic Queen bed, private bath, private patio, & incredible view
Private Terrace off White Bedroom
The Private Cottage
The Private Cottage Bedroom: Queen Bed, Private Patio, Private Bath, & vista
Breathtaking view from front deck
The grilling area next to the entrance and overlooking spa area
Full Vista from Drake\'s View
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Villa -
4 Bedrooms , 5 Bathrooms , Sleeps 8
Coral Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
Drake's View has the same vista named by the magazine Caribbean Travel as 'the best view in the Caribbean'; a spectacular view of the British Virgin Islands and the East Shore of St. John.

Drake's View is a 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath villa with a tile patio, heated swimming pool, and hot tub. One bedroom is in a separate cottage. The spa area includes a restroom, floats, and outdoor lounges for relaxing or dining. Five additional tile decks and a large tiled front porch provide ample outdoor lounging and dining areas, all in eyesight of the exquisite view.

The traditional architecture of the villa entrance with yellow stucco, red roof, and simple columns contrasts with a dramatic facade of glass along the east wall. It is surrounded by lush local vegetation and terraced gardens. No matter where you look in the house or cottage...
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Listing #FKN2297268
About the Owner
Ellen R
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Interaction with guests
Upon arrival on St John property managers, Fernando and Dorothy will either meet you at the ferry in Cruz Bay or at the house to give you the keys, show you the property and go through the island map and answer any questions you might have.. Please call them once you arrive in St Thomas to set a time to meet at the ferry or at the house.
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Reviewed January 4, 2017

Where do I start... Drake's View is everything you read in the description.. and then some. The home is immaculate! We could not find a scratched tile in the whole house!! From the Tempur-Pedic beds, to the walk-in custom tile showers... this is a hidden...More

Thank rangetim
Management response:Responded January 6, 2017

We appreciate our guests and strive to make their stay at Drake's View as enjoyable as possible. Thank you for your great review!

Reviewed June 27, 2016

Wow, is all I’ve got to say. My husband and I brought 3 other couples to St. John for a week to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. Drakes View was the perfect villa for our group of 4 couples to enjoy for a week. Everyone...More

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Reviewed June 28, 2015

Our 8 day stay at Drake's View was flawless and started with timely responses from Dorothy who, with Fernando, manages this property. Our family, ages 7 to 60something, found the beautiful view as described, and the property well maintained. The kitchen was equipped with everything...More

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (16)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Full Baths (4)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Half Baths (1)
  • Highchair
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(3)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (11)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Heated)
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Shared Yard
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Water Views
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Smoking is allowed outside only.
    4 Full baths
    1 Half bath
    3 Kings
    2 Twins
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 4 nights
Apr 14, 2018 -
Nov 16, 2018
low season 1-4 persons
4 nights
Nov 17, 2018 -
Nov 25, 2018
Thanksgiving 1-8 persons
7 nights --
Nov 26, 2018 -
Dec 17, 2018
low season 1-4 persons
4 nights
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  • Damage Deposit: $500 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
$500 refundable damage deposit required
Low season 1-4 persons 3900/week 595/night - 5-6 persons 4250/week, 645/night - 7-8 persons 4600/week, 695/night
Low season is 1 week after Easter to mid December.
High season is mid December to a week after Easter
Thanksgiving, Xmas and New Years weeks are higher, as noted (7 night minimum)
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
$500 refundable damage deposit
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About the neighborhood
The house is perched on Bordeaux Mt, the highest point on St. John and enjoys cooling breezes and fabulous eastern views of the
British Virgin Islands and Coral Bay and the East End. It is very private but is only 1/8 mile to the main road. The house is adjacent to National Park. You can walk to the Bordeaux Mt. Trail to Lameshur and the Reef Bay trail. There is an extensive garden with bromeliads, orchids,and banana, meyer lemon,lime and numerous other citrus trees. It is 5 minute drive to the North Shore beaches.
Getting around
We recommend renting a 4wd for the island. You won't need it to get to and from Drake's View but it comes in handy when you are exploring the island and it's raining.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: St. Thomas: 0.0 mi
Ferry: Red Hook: 0.0 mi
From Cruz Bay take Centerline Road, (Rte 10), to Bordeaux Mountain. It's about a 5 mile drive. Take a right onto the road next to Chateaux Bordeaux Restaurant and the little shops. Drake's View is about 1/4 of a mile in. It's the first house and paved driveway you will come to on the left hand side of the road. There is a ceramic plaque on the wall the name of the house, Drake's View.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 3.0 mi.
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