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DRAKE'S VIEW - LUXURY VILLA WITH STUPENDOUS VIEWS-GREAT RATES!

Ellen Roberts

Advertiser since: 2001
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Speaks: english, french, italian
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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DRAKE'S VIEW - LUXURY VILLA WITH STUPENDOUS VIEWS-GREAT RATES!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

Bordeaux Mountain Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Welcome to Drake's View, St. John, US 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. The villa has been voted 'Top Vacation Rental' for two years in a row now.

Drake's View is a four bedroom, 4.5 bath villa with a heated swimming pool, and hot tub. Five tiled decks and a large tiled front porch provide ample outdoor lounging areas. One bedroom is in a separate cottage.

The traditional architecture of the house entrance with yellow stucco, red roof, and simple columns contrasts with a dramatic facade of glass along the east wall. No matter where you look in the house or cottage, you have a fantastic vista of Coral Bay, Drake's Passage, and the British Virgin Islands.

On a clear day, you can see the Baths at Virgin Gorda. Rainbows, mangrove cuckoos, kestrels and red tailed hawks are common sights. Drake's View has the ambiance of a home rather than a rental. The large great room is furnished with Indonesian, American antiques, and comfortable, plantation style furniture. The villa is filled with local art and a large reef painting and mobile by Robert Tharsing.

The well equipped kitchen is very spacious and includes one of two dining areas. Three bedrooms have king sized beds and one has a king, convertible to twins. Each bedroom has air conditioning, private bath and Swedish TempurPedic mattresses.

One to four couples or a large family will have ample room for privacy, different activities,and for relaxation at Drake's View.

Drake's View is centrally located, on Bordeaux Mtn., the highest point on St. John. The roads leading to Drake's View are all paved. It is surrounded by lush local vegetation and a large, terraced tropical garden with lime, coconut and mango trees. It is a six minute drive to the Northshore Beaches; three minutes to the Reef Bay Trail; ten minutes to Coral Bay; and fifteen minutes the Cruz Bay. From the front door, you can hike the Bordeaux Mountain Trail to Lameshur Beach in one hour.

St. John has fabulous snorkeling, diving, and hiking. The snorkeling is among the best in the Caribbean. Since 2/3 of the island is National Park, many beaches have amenities but no developments mar the expanse of sand and palms. From St. John, it is easy to take day trips to visit other islands such as the popular yachting destinations of Tortola, Jost Van Dyke, Virgin Gorda, Peter, and Norman Islands.

The Park Service also offers snorkeling tours, hikes, birding tours, sails, archaeological digs, and lectures. Numerous park trails lead to stone ruins of old sugar mills and plantations, petroglyphs, and even waterfalls if rainfall is plentiful.

St. John is reached from St. Thomas via a twenty min. ferry ride. St. Thomas is primarily serviced by Delta, American, US Air, United and Continental Airlines from the states.

Keywords: Luxury Villa

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Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Ellen Roberts (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2001
Call Manager
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Speaks: english, french, italian

About Ellen Roberts

We have been traveling to St. John for over thirty years, and our children have come with us since they were born. St. John is home for us: the moment we stepped on the island in the 1970s it just felt right, and we've been coming back every year since. We look forward to sharing our dream home with you!

Ellen Roberts purchased this villa in 2000

Why Ellen Roberts chose Bordeaux Mountain

We fell in love with the Bordeaux Mountain site for Drake's View because of the breathtaking views. We knew that we would build on the site as soon as we saw the vista from this incredible spot(it used to host a hang gliding launch pad!). The villa is located in a perfect central location on the island: close to both the ferry dock and restaurants in downtown Cruz Bay, and to the more relaxed vibes and great snorkeling in Coral Bay.

What makes this villa unique

Drake's View has the view voted by Caribbean Travel Magazine as 'the best in the Caribbean,' and ample patios and terraces from which to enjoy the vista, stargaze, and enjoy the sunset. Drake's View has incredible terraced gardens on site, great birdwatching, and is walking distance from the famous Reef Bay Trail and other hiking on Bordeaux Mountain. It is a short drive to both the North Shore beaches (5 min. to closest beach) and the more secluded beaches on the East End. Also, unlike some beach-side rentals which are often buggy and hot, Drake's View is blessed with a constant breeze!

Guestbook comments from the manager

The villa is totally fantastic and then there is the view...

We enjoyed the back deck, front patio,pool, hot tub,kitchen/breakfast table, the living room and the dining area- plus, everything else!
Dec 2012
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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Reviews

5
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Drake's View - Luxury Villa with Stupendous Views-Great Rates!
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews
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Bordeaux Mountain St John
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Family vacation

  • 5 of 5
This was a perfect place for our family plus my mom and dad that joined us. The rooms were perfect for our boys and the separate house was great for my parents. The view was beautiful and the pool was great for the kids. Nothing can explain the sounds at night, which later we found were tiny frogs as one was trapped behind a door, how cool seeing lizards regularly outside were. My husband and I love St. John so we wanted to share with our family. We had a great stay here!!!!
  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We are glad that Drake's View worked as well for you as it does for us. The tree frogs are the "island crickets" and lulls us to sleep. We are glad that you enjoyed all the things we love- the view, the pool and the space in the house. We hope you return soon.
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Bordeaux Mountain St John
Louisville, KY
5

Wonderful villa on beautiful St. John

  • 5 of 5
We recently stayed at Drake's View and absolutely loved the house! This was our fifth trip to St. John and our fourth timing renting a house, and this house is our favorite. It is even more beautiful than in the website pictures and had everything we needed to make the stay enjoyable. The views from the decks are spectacular, and we really enjoyed the open kitchen/living room on the main floor. The house is well-appointed and we were happy to have a so many amenities, including plenty of beach towels, chairs, and coolers, fully-equipped kitchen, AC in the bedrooms, and a large washer/dryer. It was perfect for our family of four (with elementary-age and teenage boys), but definitely could accommodate more comfortably. Dorothy, the house manager, was extremely helpful and available to solve any problem (though we really did not have any). We loved the central location of the house -- an easy drive to North Shore Beaches, the East End, Cruz Bay, but also very private. (We also were excited that it was so easy to get to - all paved roads and driveway, not always the case on St. John.) We love Drake's View so much, we have already booked our trip back for next year! We would highly recommend this house!! Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful place. We can’t wait to come back.
  • Submitted: May 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Fantastic vacation at Drake's View Villa

Fantastic vacation at Drake's View Villa
  • 5 of 5
We loved Drake's View Villa! Our flights were running late and we were worried we may not be able to get our car. Fernando talked to the car rental company to make sure they'd hang around a little extra as we were running close to closing time. He was very helpful getting us up to the villa and answering questions.

The villa is gorgeous. It is very well maintained and the views are spectacular. We used all 4 bedrooms and appreciated that they were all truly master bedrooms,each with big bed, attached bath, a/c and lovely walk out porches. The pool had great sun from 8am-4pm every day. We ended up there every day after our trips to the beaches. The kitchen had everything we could need, actually multiples of everything we could need. The owners really did think of everything.

The location had a lovely breeze coming through which was nice as the temperatures hit 90 while we were there. It was short drive to all the North Shore beaches and a quick 10 minute hop down to Coral Bay. We highly recommend Drake's View and hope to stay there again.
  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at Drake's View and for your kind comments. I am glad that Fernando was able to help you. We are so grateful to have managers who are so considerate. Glad you enjoyed the house, pool and island. We spend a lot of time at Drake's View and it is gratifying to hear that guests appreciate the kitchen, the layout and the amenities. We think our Bordeaux Mt. location is ideal for seeing the island and for privacy. We hope you return soon.

Best-
Ellen and Edward
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Stunning mountaintop view all the way to Virgin Gorda!

  • 5 of 5
Secluded, gated, spacious, beautifully decorated, and thoughtfully appointed.
Nice heated pool with bench seat and jacuzzi. A car is a must to get to beaches,
restaurants, and grocery stores. Super comfy beds to finish the day!
We had a 6 year old with us who enjoyed the pool and the large kitchen table
to play cards.
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your great comments. We bought the property based on the view and have become citizens of the Coral Bay Republic! Each time a family tells us that they had a great time at Drake's View, it reminds us why we have a house on St. John. Please come back- no matter where on the island. It is so special.
Best Regards-
Ellen and Edward
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Bordeaux Mountain St John
Charlottesville, Va
5

Awesome family vacation over Thanksgiving

  • 5 of 5
Our second stay at Drake's View was every bit as wonderful as the first. Th e villa is well appointed, confortable beds, space for the family to spread out and have quiet time but also great spaces for us to be together. We loved the new appliances. We look forward to returning, and hope the pool heater is working next time!,
  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review and for your understanding about the pool heater. On an island, it is not always easy to repair equipment immediately. Dorothy and Fernando worked very hard to replace the necessary part but the suppliers were slow and the holiday further slowed delivery. We are glad you and your family enjoyed the house and hope you return for a third visit.
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Bordeaux Mountain St John
Forest Hill
5

Great trip!

  • 5 of 5
Just got home and already can't wait to get back! The view, breezes and LACK of mosquitos were outstanding!. We started everyday sitting on the balcony watching the sun over Coral Bay and usually ended each evening looking out over the Bay as well. Very relaxing, beautiful home. Great location for visiting different beaches everyday. Pool and hot tub were refreshing although view was somewhat limited in the back of the house and location didn't allow for sunsets. House had just about everything except a good ice maker! Definitely hope to get back again soon!!!
  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: So glad you liked the house. Sorry about the ice maker. We have a new refrigerator and dishwasher due in October. We hope you will return soon and we will be sure that you have ample ice.

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Zozo's Ristorante
"My last meal at Zozo's was excellent. The view from the bar where you can reserve for sunse..."
U.S. Virgin Islands National Park
"Drake's view is adjacent to National Park land. From the door, you can hike to Lameshur, Re..."
Francis Bay
"We swim at Francis in the morning before the beachgoers arrive. We have seen dolphins, mant..."
Woody's Seafood Saloon
"This cafe overflows with people at Happy Hour. Many are day visitors waiting to catch the fe..."
Ocean Grill
"This pleasant restaurant is in Mongoose junction. We have had many excellent lunches and di..."
La Tapa
"This chef owned restaurant is one of our favorites. The Argentinian chef-owner is there cook..."
Skinny Legs Bar & Restaurant
"A 12 minute drive from our house in the Republic of Coral Bay. This bar is filled with loca..."
Reef Bay Trail & Petroglyphs
"Beautiful trail with petroglyphs and a waterfall if it has been wet. there are actually 2 m..."
Sweet Plantains Restaurant Rum Bar and Spice Shop
"Haven't been here in a while but their curries have always been good. They have great East a..."
WATERLEMON CAY
"A short walk and you are at a stony, small beach. Use your fins to swim to the Cay and snor..."
COCOLOBA SHOPPING CENTER
DONKEY DINER
"Good pizza and a nice breakfast. They also have some specials like BBQ. Very casual and re..."
LOVE CITY MINI MART
"This small grocery has a decent variety of canned goods and beer and wine. There is limited..."
Elaine Ione Sprauve Library & Museum
"Check out the traditional architecture in this historic building."
Salt Pond Beach
"Nice snorkeling along the points. These beaches can be hot, with limited shade so get here ..."
The Fish Trap
"I cook a lot at home so I go to the Fish Trap Fish store for excellent fresh fish. I haven'..."
Aqua Bistro
"Friday night is ponzu tuna night and chef MJ does a great job. The fish with varied sauces ..."
Shipwreck Landing
"Reliable and a local favorite. They have a varied menu and usually have fish and pasta spec..."
Pickles in Paradise
"This deli is on the road to Salt Pond and is on the right, just after you turn right at the ..."
Trunk Bay
"Lovely beach . We go here when the crowds leave, about 4. The large tarpons are feeding on..."
Cinnamon Bay Beach
"A beautiful beach that changes yearly. The archeology museum at the beach states that it lo..."
Rhumb Lines
"This restaurant has been reasonable and reliable. I like the tuna app and the ropa vieja."
Maho Bay
"This beach is great for people who can't walk far. It is just off the road and parking has ..."
Miss Lucy’s Restaurant
"I love the location of this restaurant, right on the beach. The full moon parties are fun a..."
Vie's Snack Shack
"We go here for the ambiance. East End has a different feel and eating with the chickens is ..."
Mongoose Junction
"I love to look around here. RI Patton's jewelry is a must. The art gallery, Bajo el Sol is..."
Asolare
"Where the guest is considered an inconvenience......Haven't been here in several years after..."
Hercules Pate Delight -- CLOSED
Car: necessary

Clay works, Glass Blowing, Painting classes, Yoga and holistic lectures nearby. Live Music and dancing. National Park hikes, boat rides and lectures. Surrounded By National Park: Hiking from the front door. Bird Watching, Relaxing

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Rates & Availability

From $575 Per night

Bordeaux Mountain Villa Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter 2015 1-8 pers
Dec 13 2014 - Apr 10 2015
4 night minimum stay
$950
$6,400
 
 
Summer 1-4 persons
Apr 11 2015 - Dec 11 2015
4 night minimum stay
$575
$3,900
 
 
Thanksgiving 1-8 pers
Nov 21 2015 - Nov 28 2015
8 night minimum stay
$5,350
Flat fee
 
 
Christmas 1- 8 pers
Dec 19 2015 - Dec 25 2015
7 night minimum stay
$7,400
Flat fee
 
 
New Years 1-8 per
Dec 26 2015 - Jan 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
$7,400
Flat fee
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Off Season rates: $3900 wk or 575/nt for 1-4 guests, 4250/wk or 625/nt for 5-6 guests, 4600/wk or 675/nt for 7-8 guests
plus tax and damage deposit. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.Cancellation policy: Reservations canceled up to 60 days before arrival will incur a 20% handling fee. No refund for cancellations made within 60 days of your arrival unless we can rebook
A 50% deposit of the rental is due at the time of booking and the balance of the rental plus the tax and the damage deposit are due 60 days before arrival. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
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Bordeaux Mountain Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3740 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • All bathrooms are equal and have a tile shower, plenty of cabinet room and hairdryers.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Tempurpedic mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Tempurpedic mattress
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Twins can be made into a king. Tempurpedic mattresses
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Tempurpedic mattress
  • King size beds (3) Tempur-Pedic mattresses 2 twin beds, convertible to a king, Twin or Single Beds (2) Tempur-Pedic mattresses, Baby Cribs (1) 'pack-n-play'
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Guests are met at St, John ferry by the agent, Complimentary beverages, cheese, and crackers on arrival, Phone & Answering Machine, Wireless Internet, Air Conditioned bedrooms and ceiling fans in every room, Full Kitchen with cooking utensils, Blender, Coffee Grinder, Drip Coffee Maker, Coffee Presspot, Tradtional expresso Pot, Toaster, Refrigerator with ice Maker, 'Pack and Play', High Chair, Linens, Ironing Board & Iron, Private Heated Pool, an Outdoor Shower, Beach Chairs, Coolers, Beach Towels, Paved Road with Paved Driveway

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