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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
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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
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome

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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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owner 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

Property Reviews

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New Ocean Front Villa
average rating of 4.903226 based on 32 reviews
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New Ocean Front Villa
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(972) 679-9937 (Texas, USA)
Chocolate Hole St John
United States
5

Almost Heaven!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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!!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
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New Ocean Front Villa
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p254838
(972) 679-9937 (Texas, USA)
Chocolate Hole St John
Charlotte, NC
5

St. John Paradis

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
St. John is second to none as a great place to visit if you are looking for great beaches, sailing, snorkeling; funky little town. Sopra Mare is a great place to stay on St. John with fantastic views and convenient access to the rest of the island. The house is only a few short minutes to the main part of town. DO rent a jeep as you will want to explore the North Shore Beaches, some of the nicest in the world. The house was perfect for our family with 2 bedrooms and a well equipped kitchen. I already miss having my morning coffee sitting on the deck overlooking the ocean. You really can not go wrong with this home unless you are looking for a resort/hotel environment with those type of amenities.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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New Ocean Front Villa
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Chocolate Hole St John
5

Excellent stay !

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
We rented first week in March and had an excellent time at Sopa Mare ! The views were spectacular and the Property was well-appointed, especially the kitchen and nice extras such as plenty of coolers, beach chairs and snorkel great in addition to a portable Bose sound dock for the beach. Colleen who greeted us was great and got a wifi issue fixed within the day. Like other reviews state, great proximity to Cruz bay and needed amenities. Highlights of the house are the outdoor areas and views from the master bedroom In the morning.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
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New Ocean Front Villa
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p254838
(972) 679-9937 (Texas, USA)
Chocolate Hole St John
5

Sopra Mare

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
This property is in a stunning location that was accurately represented in the web photos. The views from the two balconeys were breathtaking. The location was also excellent because it was close to Cruz Bay and its many attractions, including shops and fine restaurants. The house, including the kitchen, was well furnished and well maintained. The Greeter provided excellent service and helped resolve issues that arose, including a malfunctioning glass door. Some minor issues: would recommend more hooks in the bathroom and shower/new showerhead in main shower/hi definition TV reception/a way to angle and position the TV screen/more reading lights in the living room/swivel sticks on blinds in second bedroom/accessible broom or vacuum cleaner/more hangers.

I would definitely recommend this property to a family member or friend.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Donna:

Thank you for the glowing review! The minor items you mentioned are being address. I look forward to having you again at Sopra Mare in the very near future!
Helpful votes: 1/1
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New Ocean Front Villa
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(972) 679-9937 (Texas, USA)
Chocolate Hole St John
Houston, TX
5

Definitely would stay again!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
The house was clean, well-located, comfortable, and the view was fabulous! We enjoyed both the sunrises and sunsets from the decks. We only wish it had more bedrooms so we could bring back the whole family. Perfect for one or two couples.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 3/3
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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

Chocolate Hole Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Off Season
Apr 12 2014 - Nov 21 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
$3,250
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

50% at time of commitment, balance 60 days before arrival
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Beginning at 3250
High Season* 2014 Jan 4-April 11 1-2 Guests $3,950, 3-4 Guests $4,250
President's Week* 2014 Feb 15-21, 1-4 Guests $5,385
Off Season 2014 Apr 12-Nov 21, 1-2 Guests $3,250, 3-4 Guests $3,450

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:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Wireless Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Stove
  • Ice Maker
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • 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:
  • Television ...
  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Balcony
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • synagogues
  • restaurants
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • coin laundry
  • reefs
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • gambling casinos
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
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