We just returned from a week in paradise, staying at Sopra Mare for our first visit to St. John between Christmas and New Years. Awakening each morning to the incredible view from the villa was a glorious way to start the day. Our family of five, with children ages 19, 18, and 16, enjoyed exploring different beaches each day and snorkeling. We saw an incredible variety of fish, a stingray, stunning coral, and starfish. Relaxing in the pool, reading, enjoying family time, and taking in the sunsets at Sopra Mare were also highlights of our trip. The villa is well located, close to Cruz Bay, grocery stores, etc... yet you feel as though you are tucked away in your own world. Mike Mullen is enthusiastic about St. John and helpful when emailing about reservations and travel plans. I am very glad we took him up on his advice to rent a jeep. Colleen, his property manager, welcomed us, gave us tips on beaches and restaurants, and responded quickly when we needed to have a couple of things taken care of at the villa. Sopra Mare is a wonderful spot in an idyllic setting and one I would love to return to anytime, but especially now, as I write this from Michigan where the low and the high temperatures today are 9 degrees!