Mike Mullen 'Mulley'

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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NEW OCEAN FRONT VILLA

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2 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, sleeps 4

Sopra Mare (Above The Sea) is a stunning cliff villa, built on solid native rock set atop Maria Bluff with crashing surf below. This unique home offers gated privacy yet has a one mile level walking circuit on paved roads where you may sip your morning coffee and watch iguana's cross your path. The home is continually cooled by a slight gentle breeze which generally assures no biting insects. Less than five minutes to town of Cruz Bay which offers excellent jazz at several locations on Saturday and Sunday including the famous Beach Bar - partial setting for my book about St. John 'Keep Left.' Shopping and night life abound in Cruz Bay.

Your villa is a world apart from noise and traffic; yet three minutes to the Weston Hotel, it's sandy beach and great Sunday Brunches. Enjoy the song of the tree frogs late at night and wake to the hummingbirds making a feast on Sopra Mare flowers. Ceiling fans in all rooms and full individual frosty air conditioning in each bedroom.

Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Guestbook comments from the owner
Stayed 7 days in October, 2009

We loved our stay at Sopra Mare! It was a beautiful house in a spectacular location. We look so forward to staying at Sopra Mare again the future and highly recommend this house to anyone looking to stay in St. John! Mary & Scott B, Columbia, SC
Nov 2009
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Mike Mullen 'Mulley'

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Sopra Mare (Above The Sea)is a stunning cliff home, built in 2009 on solid native rock set atop Maria Bluff with crashing surf below. This unique home offers gated privacy yet has a one mile level walking circuit on paved roads where you may sip your morning coffee and watch iguana's cross your path. The villa is continually cooled by a slight gentle breeze which generally assures no biting insects. Less than five minutes to town of Cruz Bay which offers excellent jazz at several locations on Saturday and Sunday including the famous Beach Bar - partial setting for my first book about St. John 'Keep Left.' Shopping and night life abound in Cruz Bay. Other features include full laundry, digital cable, two connections for your iPod or MP3 player, secure, wireless high-speed Internet access for your laptop.

Your villa is a world apart from noise and traffic; yet three minutes to the Westin Hotel, it's sandy beach and great Sunday Brunches. Enjoy the song of the treefrogs late at night and wake to the hummingbirds making a feast on Sopra Mare flowers. Ceiling fans in all rooms and full individual frosty air conditioning in each bedroom.

Laze away in the pool on colorful rafts or if it's the right time of year watch the Rolex Sailing Cup from the balconies with a cool beverage in your hand. Sopra Mare has everything you would expect from an island home; convenience, elegance and comfort.

Please also check out 'Mystery Villa,' a sister property under new construction at VRBO #465589 and follow the building process at mikemullenblog.wordpress.com

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Mike Mullen 'Mulley' purchased this villa in 2009

I actually got to St. John by mistake after over bidding at a charity event in Vail, Colorado about six years ago. This was the result of definitely drinking way too much wine by the time the auction began. By morning after they presented me with a bill for the event I had purchased two TV's, a shotgun, a pink Harley Davis Motorcycle and 7 nights in the Virgin Islands! But I have never been sorry about the trip and as a result it has led me on a long and winding road of adventure!

St. John is very unique, approximately 60% of the island is National Park with numerous hiking and walking trails. Old sugar plantations dot the island. The more than forty beaches are incredible, most with pure white sand. The Caribbean water is always warm and crystal clear, often you can see fifty feet down with an abundance of sea life. The people of St. John are exceptionally friendly and eager to help you enjoy your island experience.

The home is secluded behind a private gate with zero steps to access - something nearly unheard of on St. John. Lush landscape awaits you and soon several lime and banana trees will provide a source for frosty drinks. The living room and master bedroom have a panorama twenty foot expansive view achieved by opening one set of folding doors. Complete entertainment with a 34' plasma TV, CD, DVD, IPOD system awaits your enjoyment and of course WIFI throughout. The kitchen has granite counters, stainless steel appliances and everything a chef would require to whip up a gourmet meal. Or you can dine al fresco under the stars on a Brown Jordan table and matching chairs. A stainless steel commercial radiant bbq with separate burner is steps away. As you are on the ocean its a great pleasure to occasionally see whales, dolphin and giant turtles swimming below you. Once night falls, watch the cruise ships slowly sail across your view on the way to their next foreign port. As you are facing directly south, the villa receives all day sun allowing the pool to remain at 80 degrees.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 36 traveler reviews

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New Ocean Front Villa
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Chocolate Hole St John
5

PERFECT 5-STAR ST. JOHN VILLA

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I have been coming to St. John for 15 years. We have stayed in some beautiful villas but Sopra Mare is by far the BEST! Sopra Mare is a great place to stay on St. John with breathtaking views and convenient access to the rest of the island. The house is only a few short minutes to the main part of town. The villa was perfectly equipped in every room, and nice extras such as plenty of coolers, beach chairs, pool floats, and snorkel gear in addition to a portable Bose sound dock for the beach. Every detail was at our fingertips. The villa was perfect for our family of 4. The pool's view of the ocean is so spectacular. The open floor plan, high ceilings, and full length retractable glass doors allow you to enjoy a true open air living experience which takes full advantage of the amazing views. All the appliances are top of the line and the villa was so clean. Plus as an added bonus, Mike Mullen, the owner is a joy to work with and takes care of every detail. We can't wait to come back to St. John and stay at Sopra Mare!
  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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THE STUNNING SOPRA MARE!

  • 5 of 5
We had an amazing time at Sopra Mare. Our daughter and her friend ages 17 and 19 had a fantastic time Sopra Mare is named after Sophie Marie according to our daughter Sophie! Have a feeling we will be back, the photos are nothing compared to the actually being at this beautiful Villa. The property was very clean and very well organized. Mike always returned an email or quick text message. I would recommend this villa to everyone except not the weeks we would like to return.
The Location was perfect and walking around Maria Bluff was glorious! Restaurants were great strongly recommend the "Tap Room" at mongoose Junction for the fish taco's for lunch.
  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Chocolate Hole St John
5

PERFECT HONEYMOON!!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at Sopra Mare for our honeymoon and it was perfect! Mike is great - we spoke many times via e-mail when trying to arrange our stay and he called when we got there to check in and to tell us where to eat, best beaches, etc. There were champagne, strawberries, and chocolates waiting for us as a honeymoon gift. Colleen was also fantastic. We kept the sliding doors open at all times while we were there and didn't turn the A/C on even once. We will definitely stay there when we visit again. Truly wonderful experience! Couldn't ask for a better honeymoon.
  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
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Florence, SC, USA
5

PERFECT LOCATION!

  • 5 of 5
Sopra Mare was everything described and then some! We went with my 24 year old son and his girlfriend for a week in May and absolutely loved this place. It is very convenient to Cruz Bay with all of the great restaurants and entertainment as well as Mongood Junction for fabulous shopping. I would however rent a jeep because there are lots of hills and it would be just too much for a walk. The house was perfect for our group of 4. The house was very clean with state of the art fixtures. We loved grilling and eating outside overlooking the beautiful Carribean Ocean. The kitchen is AWSOME, with every appliance and gadget even the most demanding of chefs could want. The view from the porch, both upstairs and down is breathtaking! The bedrooms are air conditioned which was very nice and downstairs has a cool breeze that constantly blows. I enjoyed correspondence with Mike, he was very helpful and patient with all of my questions. Colleen was very helpful as she picked up our jeep keys because they closed before we arrived. She met us at the ferry and took us to the house and gave a tour of it as well.
  • Submitted: May 25, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers
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SOPRA MARE WAS A LITTLE SLICE OF HEAVEN

  • 5 of 5
We were a couple of two, and LOVED the space that is Sopra Mare. The home is stunning, with great views from both floors. It is truly special to wake up feeling on top of the ocean with the master bedroom windows all the way open. The pool was great, and everything went smoothly. Colleen was a great, as she was the island contact. A few things: The second bedroom is located in the back of the house, and does not have any views (only important for couples traveling together. Also, you can see the top of Mike's other property from Sopra Mare, however, this proved insignificant. We were happy to be above rather than below…Hope this helps! It's a great place, and location is perfect.
  • Submitted: May 14, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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ALMOST HEAVEN!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I have been vacationing in St. John for the better part of 27 years. We have rented many lovely villas, however Sopre Mare has been the best villa by far that we have stayed in. Even with the addition of the newest member of the "compound"- Bordo Mare- the experience of staying at Sopre Mare is exquisite! Sopre Mare still commands amazing views of the Caribbean Sea. The floor to ceiling doors in both the living room and the Master Bedroom make it seem as if you are on a cruise ship! Very private and quiet - the villa is in great shape - wonderfully appointed. Clean and in top shape. My only suggestions would be that the guests be provided with beach bags. Mike is incredibly flexible and easy to negotiate with - his enthusiasm and wit come across in his emails and blog. Can't wait to book for next year!!
  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
St. Thomas Cycil King
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Miles
Cruz Bay to Red Hook or Charlotte Amelia
Nearest Motorway
0.7 Miles
Cruz Bay Road and Fish Bay Road
Nearest Beach
0.8 Miles
Hart Bay, Westin
Nearest Barpub
1.2 Miles
Cruz Bay with Plenty of Them!
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
St. Thomas
Nearest Restaurant
1.2 Miles
Cruz Bay
Car: recommended

Other Activities: boating, para-sailing

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Availability & Rates

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Chocolate Hole Villa Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer Discount July/Aug
Apr 12 2014 - Dec 19 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,950
 
 
Xmas/New Years
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$5,650
 
 
Winter Season
Jan 3 2015 - Feb 13 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,650
 
 
President's Week
Feb 14 2015 - Feb 20 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$5,650
 
 
Winter Season
Feb 21 2015 - Apr 17 2015
7 night minimum stay
$4,650
 
 
Summer
Apr 18 2015 - Dec 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,550
 

Additional information about rental rates

Security/Admin $90 + Tax
50% at time of commitment, balance 60 days before arrival
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Beginning at 3250 Summer 2014
Add $225 for Guests 3/4
Please add VI Hotel Tax 10% and $90 for Security/Admin
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Amenities

Chocolate Hole Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
General:
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Air Conditioning
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Half Bath - outdoor shower , toilet
  • Full Size Washer & Dryer on Main Level
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Couch Livingroom
  • All sleeping Areas in villa not outside
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Toys ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Games
Outside:
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Barbecue
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • coin laundry
  • reefs
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
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