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Mare Blu: Experience Sophisticated Elegance in Paradise

Teri Ackerman

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 6
Half Baths2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Mare Blu: Experience Sophisticated Elegance in Paradise

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Rendezvous Bay Villa Rental Photos and Description

6 Bedroom Suites, 8 baths, Sleeps 12

Mare Blu Villa is a amazing addition to St. John's beautiful landscape. Overlooking Rendezvous Bay , this colorful, 10,000 sq. ft. villa mirrors the dramatic hues of the Caribbean scenery. Mare Blu is considered to be one of the most luxurious high-style, relaxing and private villas on the island of St. John.

After 30 years of island hopping, Mare Blu owners, Teri and Bernie Ackerman, found no match for the appeal of the friendly and culturally diverse community of St. John, nor for the beauty of its tropical forests, national parks and secluded sandy beaches. St. John is believed by many to be the most beautiful of the USVIs, if not the most beautiful island in all of the Caribbean. The vacation home of their dreams was built on a hill above the turquoise waters of Rendezvous Bay, looking south, with scenic views that stretch from the east end of St. John to St. Croix.

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The Ultimate in Style and Luxury: Mare Blu's great floor plan, superb design, lighting, and finishes distinguish this spectacular villa overlooking Rendezvous Bay. Built in four spacious pavilions linked together by generous outdoor living spaces, the sparking pool and tropical gardens, Mare Blue offers full air conditioning throughout the villa. Its excellent floor plan is designed so that all of the home's living space and pool is on one level. Six large bedroom/bath suites, a stunning indoor gourmet kitchen flanked by an outdoor kitchen dining and sitting area, and a beautifully-decorated Great Room and loggia are just a start at Mare Blu.

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6 Bedroom Suites for the Ultimate in Privacy: Mare Blu has six large bedroom/bathroom master suites, two located at pool level, three on the garden level and one in the pavilion above the grand veranda. All bedroom suites are beautifully furnished, air conditioned hideaways that take full advantage of their picturesque location. All the suites have flat screen televisions with cable. Bathrooms have double vanities, showers, and are tiled in grey granite from floor to ceiling. The Orange suite features an alfresco shower, Yellow a semi-alfresco shower and the Pink suite also offers a bathtub.

Incredible & Well Appointed Living & DIning Areas: All of the villa's living space is on the main level of the pavilion. The Great Room, with two seating areas, provides a 55' HDTV, DVD, movies, games & game table. Adjacent, the gourmet kitchen leaves nothing to be desired, even by the most discerning of gourmet cooks. Well stocked with a large variety of glassware, stemware, dinnerware & cookware, the kitchen is equipped to feed the masses with its top of the line stainless steel appliances, including a 3-door refrigerator/freezer, standard oven, microwave/convection oven and two dishwashers. Sliding glass pocket doors lead from the indoor kitchen to its outdoor kitchen providing easy service to the alfresco dining room & includes a professional gas grill, 2nd oven, icemaker & generous countertop space. The dining room joins the covered outdoor living room resulting in one expansive outdoor living space with awesome ocean views. With an abundance of outdoor seating and lounging furniture this space is the true heart of the villa!

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Teri Ackerman (Property Manager)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2015

About Teri Ackerman

Mare Blu is owned by Teri & Bernie Ackerman of Fort Mill, SC. They have two sons, Jason and Adam.

Why Teri Ackerman chose Rendezvous Bay

We love St John because it is restful and relaxing, yet still offers something for everyone. There is great hiking and snorkeling just seconds from our house - not to mention the spectacular views. There are also fabulous restaurants just 5 minutes away and the best beachs in the world.

What makes this villa unique

Mare Blu was built with all the main living space on the same level. Large infinity edge pool, outdoor and indoor kitchen, dining room, and lots of out door seating covered and with sun so everyone can be together. There are also separate porches and areas for smaller groups or couples to have some quiet time.. All the bedroom suites are large and equal in size with large bathrooms. Indoor and outdoor TVs where you can view your favorite program, movie or sporting event while floating in the pool. Every room and space including bathrooms have a spectacular view of the Caribbean.

Guestbook comments from the manager

I can't say enough wonderful things about Mare Blu! Everything about this place is magical. Twelve of us spent a week here for my husband's 50th birthday celebration and had the time of our lives. This was our 5th stay on the island and by far the best. Mare Blu is perfectly spread out which made it SO comfortable for all of us. The pool was amazing - especially for the guys who watched Sunday football while floating:-)

The owners were SO gracious and accommodating - no question was too small to ask. We will surely be heading back to Mare Blu asap!!
Jan 2014
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Bedrooms 6
Half Baths2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Mare Blu: Experience Sophisticated Elegance in Paradise
average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews

Simply Amazing

  • 5 of 5

Our last family vacation was 26 years ago but our trip to Mare Blu was well worth the wait. As we walked down the steps to the villa it got very quiet and the family members just looked at each other. We couldn't believe what we were seeing. The view was absolutely spectacular.Then 7 kids jumped into the pool and our vacation began. The pictures that you see on line show how beautiful the villa is, but they do not show the warmth and coziness that is Mare Blu. It is so spacious that even though there were 7 adults and 7 teens we all had our privacy and didn't ever get in each others way. But with the fabulous layout we were also together. I hope that makes sense.

Our mornings were spent having breakfast together at the outdoor table with some relaxing in the pool and others reading along side it. We ate in every night thanks to my sons in law who are closeted chefs and the well appointed kitchen. The location of Mare Blu is just perfect. We were close to the beaches and the town but away from the bustle of both. Our host Teri had mentioned that we might find that we wanted to stay at the villa and she was right. While the snorkelers of the group went exploring the beaches the lazy ones relaxed at the villa and never felt deprived.

We will not wait another 26 years to go on vacation together. And when we get back to St John we will only stay at Mare Blu.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Barb, we are so glad you and your family had such a wonderful time at Mare Blu.

Elegantly Comfortable & Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Where to begin?? Mare Blu is absolutely beautiful. There's not one square foot that isn't perfectly decorated as well as functional! The kitchen (inside and outside) is completely stocked with any & everything you could possibly want...Suitable for a chef! The bedrooms are all so roomy and the decor is unbelievable! Loved the bathrooms too...very spacious!! The pool area and sitting area by the outside dining table were our two most favorite hangouts!! The description of Mare Blu for us is clearly Elegantly Comfortable!! This home could not have been more perfect for our group of 6 couples! The BEST 50th birthday a girl could ever have!! We must go back!!

Michelle & Bruce (South Carolina)


Kudos to Piper (drove us everywhere at anytime!) and to Sam & Jacks catering (amazing Italian food!)

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michelle & Bruce You were delightful guests. It was our pleasure to get to know you better during the planning process. Michelle we are glad your 50th birthday was so special. Mare Blu awaits your return visit.

Great House!... Great Island!... Great Time!

  • 5 of 5

Mare Blu was the perfect home for our families to enjoy while at St. John. We had the opportunity to bring our friends and their kids to St. John for their first visit to the island. Teri & Bernie were tremendously helpful upfront and their advice was extremely helpful and accurate. Their home was laid out perfectly for our two families and kids(6 kids under the age of 10). We had plenty of room to spread out but there is also great outdoor space to hang out together. The outdoor kitchen and pool area is perfect for families to enjoy meals and to just hang out and relax. They truly thought out everything when they designed the layout.

We were very pleased with the location as well. It was a short drive to town and to the North Shore beaches. Their property manager was also very accommodating while we were there. We arrived almost 6 hours late due to travel issues and they kindly did a quick store run for us so that we had the essentials for the kids breakfast the following morning.

Overall we really had a dream vacation with our children and made many wonderful memories while staying at Mare Blu. We will definitely be back!!

Yoho Family

Wharton Family


  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway


  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a week away with our children and 4 grandchildren. We enjoy getting away together to grow our relationships through quality time together.

We found Mare Blu on the internet and it looked like the perfect spot. We had always wanted to visit St. John. After speaking with Teri and feeling the warmth of her concern for our family to just kick back and enjoy, we were hooked.

The day we arrived, we were met by Justin, the friendly property manager, who greeted us at the Cruz Bay Dock and delivered us to Mare Blu. During our stay he responded quickly to any issues, answered questions and offered suggestions.

Mare Blu is by far the most wonderful vacation home ever with the incredible views of Rendezvous Bay, along with water toys, beach towels, beach chairs, a fully supplied kitchen, table settings for the 10 of us when eating in, poolside lounges, pool activities and movie videos watched on a 52 inch screen. When we had spoken with Teri she said "just pack your bathing suits and sunscreen" and she was right.

We enjoyed plenty of time to reflect together on each day's activities, quiet moments with a good book or the kids texting their friends. Just living the "good life" all week long and dreading the ride with Justin back to the dock and eventually the plane ride home.

We hope to return again!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mare Blu was intended to be enjoyed by families like yours. We are so happy you had a wonderful time and made great memories. We look forward to your return visit.

Spring Break Heaven

  • 5 of 5

This villa was the absolute perfect place to share our spring break with our friends. A bird's-eye view of Rendezvous Bay made a beautiful backdrop for my morning coffee and relaxing with a book around the pool. Our kids had plenty of room to spread out, swim and enjoy movies in the outdoor television area. Mare Blu's perfectly stocked kitchen allowed us to enjoy breakfast, lunch and frozen blended cocktails each day. Thanks to Teri and her crew for their lovely hospitality. Mare Blu is 5 star!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
New York, New York

Smartly designed, spacious, luxurious...Mare Blu has it all.

  • 5 of 5

The week I recently spent with friends at the Mare Blu Villa was one of the best vacations I’ve ever taken. Tucked away in a private corner of Rendezveau Bay, Mare Blu is just a 10 minute drive to Cruz Bay, balancing accessibility and convenience with lavish seclusion. With six bedrooms and nearly 10,000 square feet of space, the resort comfortably accommodated our group of seven guests. I found the villa to have everything we needed, and we even elected to spend a couple days of our 8-day trip hanging out at Mare Blu instead of going to one of the many neighboring beaches. Among the many smartly designed areas of the villa, I found the pool area to be my favorite part the house. With a fridge, ice machine and HDTV located in an outdoor lounge area, we had access to everything we needed just a few steps away from the pool. The bedrooms were clean, comfortable and uniquely themed with some of the rooms boasting outdoor showers. We cooked dinner several nights in the kitchen, which had modern top-of-the line appliances and a cozy outdoor dining area.

Mare Blu really has it all, and I echo the other reviews when I say you will not be disappointed. It's the ultimate Carribean resort and the ideal way to spend your vacation in St. John.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


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Mare Blu Villa is a striking addition to St. John's beautiful landscape. From a hillside on the exclusive Rendezvous Bay overlooking the majestic south shore, this colorful villa mirrors the dramatic hues of the Caribbean scenery that inspired it. Mare Blu is considered to be one of the most luxurious high-style, relaxing and private villas on the island of St. John. Please be sure to visit our personal website for much more about this gorgeous home and it's surroundings.

Other Activities: St. John's casual ambiance, coupled with the sense of seclusion the island provides, quickly sends visitors into a vacation state-of- mind. Once through the security gates of Mare Blu and into the villa's main pavilion, guests are not only convinced that they have escaped civilization, but are also certain they have found paradise! From a lounge chair on the veranda at Mare Blu, one may feel as if they are completely secluded, but in fact, they are only a short drive from the best of everything the island of St. John has to offer. Mare Blu is only a short distance from the festive town of Cruz Bay with its upscale shopping, trendy boutiques, gourmet markets, art galleries and fine dining. It's only a short drive to numerous bays and inlets suitable for kayaking, scuba diving, sailing, power boating and also to the renowned National Park beaches for a leisurely day of snorkeling or simply relaxing on powder white sand.

Golf: For golfers, the thrill of a lifetime awaits at Mahogany Run Golf Course on St. Thomas, a Caribbean resort course rich in tropical foliage, exciting and challenging greens and spectacular vistas! The 14th hole of Mahogany Run - perched on a cliff 200 feet above a rocky inlet of the Atlantic Ocean and commanding an unlimited view of the sea and neighboring U.S. and British Virgin Islands - may well be one of the most photographed and among the most challenging of par-3 holes in the world.

Designed by George and Tom Fazio and opened in 1980, Mahogany Run has attracted thousands of visitors, golfers and non-golfers, celebrities and Presidents alike - to its challenging and exciting greens. Carved and blasted out of native Blue-Bit stone resulting in an area of land just less than 100 acres, Golf Digest proclaimed that its creation was more of an engineering marvel than an architectural one. As you stand on the 14th tee box and feel the pounding surf between you and the 14th green, it is understandable why there have been no other attempts to build a golf course on St. Thomas.


Rates & Availability

From $10,000 Per week

Rendezvous Bay Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 12 2015 - Nov 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
Nov 29 2015 - Dec 15 2015
7 night minimum stay
Dec 16 2015 - Jan 6 2016
7 night minimum stay
Jan 7 2016 - Apr 15 2016
7 night minimum stay
Apr 16 2016 - Oct 18 2016
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,500.00
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Rates are based on 2 per bedroom, rates vary by number of bedrooms used. Children under the age of two are not included in count when staying in parents room. Rates are subject to change. Please contact owner for more detail at 704-578-4887
%50% dues at time of booking, 50% due 45 days prior to arrival Rates are subject to change Credit Cards excepted
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Rendezvous Bay Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 10000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet
    Bathroom 8 - toilet
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Purple - 1 king , Convertible to 2 Twins
    Orange - 1 king
    Yellow - 1 queen
    Beige - 1 king
    Pink - 1 king , Convertible to 2 Twins
    Blue - 1 queen
  • All bedrooms/bath suites (hypo-allergenic) have cable TV, hair dryer, toiletries, 1000 count linens, plush towels, safe for valuables, double vanities and shower (main-level twin suite also has a bathtub); Upper Pavilion's Blue Suite has coffee maker and mini-fridge. All with a view of Rendezvous Bay
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • duty free shops
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We have stocked and supplied all the essentials and conveniences so that you can travel light and still have everything that you need and desire for a totally enjoyable, comfortable and relaxed vacation. Just pack some clothes and bathing suits. General Items & Electronics: 8 cable TVs and a 24 inch flat-screen cable TV in each bedroom suite, 2 DVD players (in Great Room and in pool loggia), iPod docking stations, large DVD movie collection, books, games; full air-conditioning throughout villa; High speed wireless internet for your laptop, printer, answering machine. Gourmet kitchen with stainless-steel appliances, including 3-door refrigerator, 2 dishwashers, microwave/convection oven, regular oven/microwave oven, and wide selection of dishes, glassware, serving pieces, cookware- everything for the chef. Adjoining outside kitchen with stainless steel professional gas grill, icemaker, oven and screened pass-through from the kitchen to the outdoor dining area.

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