SKYFLOWER SUITE-SPECTACULAR VIEWS, PRIVACY, REASONABLE RATES

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SKYFLOWER SUITE-SPECTACULAR VIEWS, PRIVACY, REASONABLE RATES

Bordeaux Mountain Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2)

The road up to Skyflower Suite is newly paved, as is the level driveway. Entrance to the Suite is down an outside staircase and along a 90 foot mahogany deck.

Views from the deck are extraordinary. Everyone who has stayed here has raved about the accommodations and location. It is a beautiful and unique piece of St. John.

My wife and I live upstairs and are always available for 'what to do and where to go' ideas.

Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed

Owner

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2009
Speaks english
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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Travel with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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5
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Skyflower Suite-Spectacular Views, Privacy, Reasonable Rates
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
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Bordeaux Mountain St John
Solon, Ohio
5

BETTER THAN OUR DREAMS

  • 5 of 5
What we read about in the description and reviews and saw in pics when choosing to book this property proved to be accurate, although in reality not fully representative of our experience, which turned out to be far better than our expectations. When you first see the panoramic view of the islands and sea from this mountain side, it takes your breath away. And the great thing is that the thrill of that view never diminishes because it is ever changing in some way, and you get a slightly different perspective from the deck, or the living area, the bedroom, and even the shower. The living space is immaculate, nicely furnished, and a very comfortable bed invites restful sleep, etc. Plus there are so many special touches such as fresh flowers, original art, refreshments and treats upon arrival that make this a wonderfully welcoming place.
We been to St. John 7 or 8 times now, and have always preferred staying on the Coral Bay end of the island, but this spot on the mountain above Coral Bay was not only the most beautiful and comfortable of the accommodations that we've had, but turned out really to be the most convenient for getting to all the beaches where we wanted to snorkel, and to the nice mix of restaurants that are there. After our first trip up the mountain road led by our host, we soon realized that we made the right choice.
Our host and hostess, who are the property owners and were in the upstairs section, surely must be counted among the most gracious, knowledgeable, helpful, and interesting folk that you could ever hope to meet. While careful to always respect our privacy and solitude, they were quick to respond to any of our requests and questions. And when a couple of unexpected medical issues developed for us, it was especially reassuring to have their support and suggestions which salvaged what would otherwise have been frustrating and disappointing intrusions into our days in paradise.
All in all, our experience in this special place was better than we could have dreamed it could be, and fond memories of it will fill our actual dreams for many days and night to come.
  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Bordeaux Mountain St John
Asheville, NC
5

EXQUISITE VILLA & VIEW, PHENOMENAL HOSTS!

Exquisite villa & view, phenomenal hosts!
  • 5 of 5
Our second visit to St. John proved to be far superior to our first primarily due to the thoughtful planning of this beautiful villa and the warm, welcoming, ever-helpful hosts, Jan and Bill.

There are occasions where images online are more attractive than the real thing... For Skyflower this proves to be untrue. Yes, the pictures look very impressive on the website but actually driving into the property firsthand is simply breathtaking. The villa is incredibly bright and inviting, very well stocked, and in immaculate condition. We appreciated the "welcome" beverages - beer and rum - after a long day of travel & the delicious homemade muffins were a tasty breakfast treat, as well!

Sleeping in the bedroom with the doors wide open (very tight fitting screens!) listening to the frogs and crickets, with cooling breezes blowing all night was heavenly.

We were initially concerned that staying in Coral Bay versus Cruz Bay would prove to be more challenging because there may be fewer appealing dining options, or grocery stores but we were proven wrong. There are a surprisingly large number of very good dining options on that side of the island. Bill and Jan will be happy to give you advice, and if they aren't available during your stay just read the reviews in the Guest Comment book. There are at least 3 different small grocery stores in or very near Coral Bay (one open until 10pm), so a late arrival does not mean you need to stop in Cruz Bay on the way to the villa. Also, they have provided maps, guides, and books (including St. John Off the Beaten Path, which I was going to buy prior to our trip) to help plan any excursion on the island- be it hiking or snorkeling.

For our next visit to St. John we will definitely plan our trip based on availability of this fantastic villa!
  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Bordeaux Mountain St John
Asheville, NC
5

PERFECTION!! AND ATTENTION TO DETAIL.

  • 5 of 5
I am really not sure how to begin my immense praise about this property. Every aspect of our stay was truly special. Arriving at Skyflower Suite is a jaw dropping experience, truly a million dollar view. There were several days that we actually had to talk ourselves into leaving the deck and exploring the island! Skyflower suite is much more than a million dollar view however. We were met by Bill upon our arrival in Coral Bay, and led up the paved road to the beautifully landscaped Skyflower property. Entering the suite, we were greeted by fresh cut flowers, creatively folded towels and tissue, local artwork, and personalized greetings in the form of a welcome letter and framed welcome note. On top of that, Jan had put together a basket that included homemade banana-coconut muffins, local rum, the current issue of the island newspaper, guidebooks, and a binder full of information on restaurants, sailing, etc. So many details are so perfectly attended to at this home! The huge mahogony deck is a thing of beauty, the bed was more comfortable than mine at home (which I love) the kitchen was fully stocked, and the bathroom modern and beautiful. To top it all off there is an amazing outdoor tiled shower so you can enjoy the view and breeze while you wash off the day's sand!! Probably the most special thing that Skyflower offers are the people. Bill and Jan were truly perfect hosts, around when needed but absent unless you sought them out. One of my main concerns in renting this property was privacy, skyflower delivers this too! I always felt like we had the place to ourselves! It was so nice to have Bill and Jan around to offer restaurant suggestions, directions and experience, as it had been 12 years since my last visit to St. John. They were incredibly gracious and one of greatest memories of our vacation will always be the time we spent getting to know our hosts!! I already knew St. John was a special place and I am so happy to have found a rental property worthy of the my high expectations of paradise. Skyflower delivers on every level! Book it if you can!! Thank you Bill and Jan for providing a home for our greatest vacation ever!

Sincerely,

Bobby and Kristi
  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bordeaux Mountain St John
5

EXCEPTIONAL IN EVERY WAY

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I stayed at Skyflower for two weeks in Feb. 2011 and again this Feb. 2013 and can’t say enough about this special spot in the paradise which is St. John.

Bill and Jan, the owners who live upstairs during the winter months are so thoughtful and helpful. They do all the big things extremely well and all kinds of "little things" to make your time even more amazing. 

The place itself is immaculate, with everything we needed from coffee filters, an unusual salt shaker to perhaps the slickest frying pan ever made! The flowers, treats, notes and even a poem were over the top and we so enjoyed our opportunities to simply talk.

Skyflower Suite is beautifully decorated. Every room is simply lovely, and the King bed is wonderful. But its greatest asset is the mahogany deck that wraps around the entire length of the house, giving you a breathtaking view of Coral Bay, the East End of St. John and the British Virgin Islands. The sunrises make you want to go to bed early and get up to enjoy them!

We are passionate snorkelers and found wonderful coral and fish at some new places this time. North Haulover was an aquarium with lots of healthy coral. Keep watching for a fairly calm day and head out left. South Haulover is also very good on both sides and Blue Cobblestone Beach on the way to Ram Head is terrific! Also be sure to snorkel the mangroves in Princess Bay, but even better go with Serena Sea in Coral Bay. She'll take you by boat to the best mangrove snorkeling in Water Creek. It has gorgeous coral, anemones and fish galore! It cost $60 each and she takes you to two places (we also went to Flanigan's Island), and has nice snacks and beverages.

Again, many thanks to Bill and Jan who are the perfect hosts in every way!  
  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
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Skyflower Suite-Spectacular Views, Privacy, Reasonable Rates
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Bordeaux Mountain St John
5

PERFECT WEEK @ SKYFLOWER

  • 5 of 5
Skyflower... what a perfect name for this beautiful island house way up on the Bordeaux mountain. When you first look out from your own private deck, it seems like you are looking @ a picture in a book, but it is not... It is a real picture and a most cooling breeze that you feel.Then there are the most colorfull flowers, many types of plants, trees ,birds, lizards and lots more are there for you to enjoy. It is only a few minutes down the mountain to grocery stores, friendly restaraunts and beaches. We have stayed @ many houses since 1991 when we first set foot on STJ, but this house is special, it comes with the perfect hosts, Jan & Bill Hoffman.
Thier knowledge and love of this island are awsome!
This year we snorkled as always, every day, all day ...but found a great spot for viewing turtles. Check out Mayo Bay. We saw many Turtles & Rays. Lots with hitchiker fish (remoras). Hope they are still there if you are planning to visit Mayo Bay. Every time we think we have seen it all, we make more great memories. Sincerely, Susan & Jay
  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Skyflower Suite-Spectacular Views, Privacy, Reasonable Rates
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p267130
+1 207 389-1115
Bordeaux Mountain St John
Baltimore. MD
5

A LITTLE PARADIES ON BORDEAUX MOUNTAIN

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I returned from a two weeks stay in the Skyflower Suite (end of January - first week in February) filled with amazing and happy memories. We enjoyed our stay in this lovely apartment greatly, high up on Bordeaux Mountain. Our hosts Jan and Bill are delightful, and were ever so helpful and friendly finding a new beach or restaurant, yet giving you all the privecy one desires. The apartment is charming, clean, comfortable und well equipped. There is no better place than sitting on the terrasse enjoying the beautiful view and an early cup of coffee. We hope to return to the Skyflower Suite, a well kept secret!
  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
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Bordeaux Mountain Apartment Rental Rates

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Base Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,365
 
Discounts: 8 nights or more: $195 Nightly
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Amenities

Bordeaux Mountain Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Mountain View
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Broadband Access
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking Off Street
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Kitchenette
  • Oven
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Twin beds can be joined to make a king.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • eco tourism
  • beachcombing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • hiking
  • swimming

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