Villa Adeste was the perfect destination to celebrate our daughter’s college graduation and I find five stars to be quite limiting. From the moment that we arrived I knew we were in a very special place. The villa is in a perfect location on the quieter side of the island, Coral Bay. We did drive into Cruz Bay for all the excitement; however it was nice to retreat to the tranquility of Chris and Charlie's villa. The views are magnificent over Hurricane Hole and Coral Bay. Despite the beautiful photos listed with VRBO, to fully appreciate the spectacular views you just have to experience them. We loved having the pool. It was so refreshing to enjoy a morning swim, an after snorkeling swim and an evening swim under the stars. Outdoor living at the villa was most excellent.
I want to describe the villa as “comfortable luxury”. We felt at home right away, as the tasteful décor was very inviting for actual living. And yet, there was an elegant attentiveness to the details in the villa. Clean and very well maintained. The villa provided privacy with the 3 bedrooms, each with their own private bathroom. The kitchen had everything we needed as we cooked most of our meals. We were able to get fresh mahi mahi and tuna from a local fisherman that sold the catch of the day. Great grilled. We walked down to Skinny Legs a couple times for the fantastic burger of the day. Donkey Diner for a great breakfast. Shipwreck Landing for a pricier delicious graduation celebration dinner.
In general, our typical day began with a morning swim with coffee. We woke up naturally with the beautiful sunrises and the pleasant tropical breeze. We would enjoy breakfast on the balcony and plan our morning beach trip. It was a great convenience to have the cooler, beach chairs and beach towels provided. We snorkeled all morning. We would return to the villa for a cool dip in the pool and lunch. Then the afternoon beach destination was planned with more snorkeling. The marine life was just amazing. All the beaches were great, although our favorites were Maho and Cinnamon. We did enjoy taking some early morning hikes before the heat of the day and we were happy to return to the invigorating pool!
Great memories were created at Villa Adeste and we can’t imagine a more perfect place to stay while visiting St. John. Thank you, Chris and Charlie, for sharing your amazing villa. You guys are the best! We will see you next year to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary.
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