St. John villa, Isla Vista. February 2011
My wife and I have been renting villas in the Carribbean for many years now. After much searching, we have finally found the island and the villa that absolutely DEMAND that we return next year - the amazing Isla Vista on the island of St John.
Let me start with the villa. This is the most amazing villa we have ever stayed in. No detail has been left to chance. It starts with the VIEW from one of the highest and most private hillsides on the island. 270 degree views of St Thomas and the Caribbean from just about everywhere in the house. Unobstructed views of a fiery sunset every night. There is no need to head to an island restaurant or bar to catch the sunset. Just have a glass of wine and watch from your own pool.
The house itself is exquisite. Travertine tile everywhere. A gourmet kitchen and outdoor grill for cooking romantic meals. Beautiful granite countertops. A sensuous outdoor shower. Your own heated swimming pool. Flat screen TVs with satellite dish. An iPod docking station. A CD player. Wi-Fi throughout the house and out by the pool as well. And all of this is located just a short 5 minute drive to the restaurants and night life of Cruz Bay and 10 minutes from the amazing north shore beaches. On the other hand, you may choose to never leave your villa. Everything is right there for you.
This multimillion dollar villa will absolutely amaze even the most discerning travelers. And in the unlikely event something is not to your liking, your gracious hostess will do everything in her power to take care of it right away. CD player not working propertly? She installed a brand new one the very next day. The pool not warm enough? She will turn up the heater a few degrees for you. Can't light the gas grill? She even sent her husband over to light it for me (it was working fine, I just was not very skilled in lighting it).