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

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
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DRAKE'S VIEW - LUXURY VILLA WITH STUPENDOUS VIEWS-GREAT RATES!

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' by TripAdvisor/FlipKey for two years in a row now.

Drake's View is a four bedroom, 4.5 bath villa with a tile patio, heated swimming pool, and hot tub. Five additional tile 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 see Coral Bay, the valley of Estate Carolina, 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 queen 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, 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 trials 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.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • Singles
  • Groups
  • Low Allergen Environment
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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!

The Owner purchased this villa in 2000

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.

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!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

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Property Reviews

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Drake's View - Luxury Villa with Stupendous Views-Great Rates!
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
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Drake's View - Luxury Villa with Stupendous Views-Great Rates!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p7263vb
(305) 606-1197 (Florida, USA)
Bordeaux Mountain St John
5

Stunning mountaintop view all the way to Virgin Gorda!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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.
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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Drake's View - Luxury Villa with Stupendous Views-Great Rates!
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(305) 606-1197 (Florida, USA)
Bordeaux Mountain St John
Charlottesville, Va
5

Awesome family vacation over Thanksgiving

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
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!,
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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Drake's View - Luxury Villa with Stupendous Views-Great Rates!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p7263vb
(305) 606-1197 (Florida, USA)
Bordeaux Mountain St John
Forest Hill
5

Great trip!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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!!!
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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Drake's View - Luxury Villa with Stupendous Views-Great Rates!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p7263vb
(305) 606-1197 (Florida, USA)
Bordeaux Mountain St John
Kansas City, MO
5

Wow ~ Incredible, Gorgeous View!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
Our family stayed at Drake’s View 6/13 – 7/1, 2013. We needed a villa with 4 bedrooms and the photos of the view from Drake’s View is why we chose it and wow...what an incredible, gorgeous view of Coral Bay and the BVI’s…better than the photos!!! The kitchen, living room and dining areas are on the upper level and flow into each other so you always feel a part of what’s going on but with several seating areas, can have your space too! There are 3 bedrooms on the lower level in the main house and a 1 bedroom private cottage. All bedrooms are equal with A/C and king beds with 1 in the main house able to be made into twins…this worked out well since friends joining us 1 week brought their teenage son who shared a room with our son. The kitchen was well equipped and used as so was the BBQ grill. We ate about half our meals at the villa while enjoying the view! The pool and hot tub were refreshing after a day at the beach! The pool gets good sun until mid-day, is larger than most with a gradual slope to deep end and a built-in bench all along the length of the pool. You can sit there or in the hot tub and enjoy the view! There is plenty of sun and shade seating outdoors to gather as a group or find a quiet space to yourself! A couple villas on other hillsides can be seen but they are far enough away and situated to where we felt complete privacy surrounded by beautiful landscaping! In the evenings we enjoyed listening to the tree frogs or music on the stereo…speakers worked great…while playing Scrabble and card games. The villa managers are wonderful to work with…1 rainy day we rented a couple of movies and were disappointed to find out the DVD player didn't work. We called Dorothy the next day just to make her aware and she had Fernando deliver a new DVD player that day! A large capacity washer and dryer are conveniently located on the lower level near the pool’s ½ bath and the bedrooms. They were used often and worked great. Our Sprint cell phones did not have service at the villa but the Wi-Fi worked and was reliable so we used email and facebook for communication! We loved Drake’s View and the Bordeaux Mountain location…the view, close to Maho Bay and close to our family’s favorite Coral Bay restaurant…Shipwreck Landing! We would recommend Drake’s View for anyone wanting a luxury villa with a gorgeous view! We will visit St. John again and hope to find Drake’s View available at that time so we can once again make Drake's View, OUR View!
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your comments! We arrived at Drake's View after you and were pleased you enjoyed the house as much as we do. Dorothy and Fernando are fabulous and they maintain the home as the would their own. We try to have back up items for all possibilities but it is difficult on an island. Glad they had a DVD. We hope you will return to St John and Drake's view soon and enjoy the breezes and view. We offer a 10% discount to returning guests.
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Drake's View - Luxury Villa with Stupendous Views-Great Rates!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p7263vb
(305) 606-1197 (Florida, USA)
Bordeaux Mountain St John
Cambridge, VT USA
5

A Memorable Family Vacation at Drake's View

A Memorable Family Vacation at Drake's View
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
Drake's View was the perfect villa for our family vacation of six adults and three children. The open floor plan on the main floor allowed for family activities, group cooking in the spacious kitchen and gathering for our meals and games around the large kitchen table, all with a spectacular view of Coral Bay and the Drake Channel. Each bedroom was private, very comfortable with a private bathroom and outdoor deck with the same beautiful view and breezes. My husband and I had the detached cottage bedroom with private veranda and spectacular views. There was a constant breeze and we never needed the air conditioning. The grounds are lovely with orchids and other beautiful tropical plants, including lime, papaya and coconut trees, all of which contributed to our localvore cooking with locally caught fish. Beaches are easily accessible and just 10 minutes away. On days we hiked we were content to come back to the villa and hang out at the pool and hot tub. The owners have provided comfortable furnishings and beautiful original art. The property manager was helpful and just a phone call away if we needed her. This was a memorable vacation at a lovely villa and we would love to come back again.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review. We do find it hard to convey the view and the peace on Bordeaux. We love it when guests use the garden. We have our first crop of mangos that should be ripe this week. Limes, sour orange, papayas, lemon grass and various herbs are also available. Dorothy and Fernando are the best in managers. Wonderful people and always responsive. Please come back and enjoy more of St. John and Drake's view. There is a 10% discount for guest who return within the year.
Best-
Ellen (owner)

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Francis Bay
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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
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COCOLOBA SHOPPING CENTER
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"Good pizza and a nice breakfast. They also have some specials like BBQ. Very casual and re..."
LOVE CITY MINI MART
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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,
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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
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Mongoose Junction
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Asolare
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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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Availability & Rates

Bordeaux Mountain Villa Rental Rates

Notes

  • $550-$895/nt - $3700-$6200/wk
  • US Dollars
  • High Season(mid Dec-Sat after Easter).. Up to 8 Guests $6200/week $895/night
  • Christmas/New Year's ........... Up to 8 Guests $6950/week 1 week minimum
  • Low Season(Sat after Easter -mid Dec).......
  • 1-4 Guests $3700/week $550/night
  • 5-6 Guests $4100/week $600/night
  • 7-8 Guests $4500/week $650/night
  • Thanksgiving.................... Up to 8 Guests $5250/week
  • 4 night minimum stay ... $300 refundable damage deposit required

Amenities

Bordeaux Mountain Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Internet
  • Safe
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Baby Gate
Kitchen:
  • Oven
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Lobster Pot
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (4) 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
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Yard
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Deck Furniture
  • Porch Furniture
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • Singles
  • Groups
  • Low Allergen Environment
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • reefs
  • ruins
  • churches
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • boating
  • miniature golf
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • wind-surfing
  • surfing
  • parasailing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • tennis
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
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