|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
WATER CLIFF is a secluded St. John villa located 5 minutes (less than 1 mile) from Cruz Bay's restaurants, shopping and ferry. It is a quiet, private, and breezy retreat. Perched 100 feet above the water among the luxury villas in Azure Bay Estates, this oceanfront villa offers fabulous sunsets and unmatched views of outlying Virgin Islands, the Caribbean Sea, and sparkling nighttime views of St. Thomas. The pleasing sound of the sea on the rocks below lulls you to sleep.
Upon arrival at Water Cliff, you will pass through the majestic columned entry overlooking the pool, the palm courtyard, and the sapphire waters below. Quality craftsmanship, innovative architecture, and lush landscaping abound.
The spacious great room with cathedral ceiling, open floor plan, 1/2 bath, large fully-equipped kitchen, and substantial dining area provide gracious entertaining for groups big and small. Large, 20-foot sliding glass doors open onto a wrap-around covered deck with comfortable seating and a pleasant outdoor dining area.
Each of the four bedrooms has spectacular unobstructed views, yet offer total privacy. The bedrooms each have their own private bath, private outdoor shower, ceiling fan, and air conditioning. One of the bedrooms is a self-contained apartment with a full kitchen.
Large sliding doors and louvered windows take advantage of the prevailing breezes. From the covered bedroom decks, guests can lose themselves in the spectacular views and soothing sounds of the sea.
With convenient paved road access to town and the famous Virgin Islands National Park beaches, Water Cliff provides the seclusion and luxury you want for your island getaway.
Water Cliff.......on the edge of Paradise.......on St.John
Keywords: Water Cliff, St. John, St. John villa rental, St. John vacation rental
Heather and Gregory Rydell are a married couple from Woody Creek, Colorado. Gregory lived and worked on St. John as a contractor for 16 years and designed and built Water Cliff. They have three children, all in their twenties. When they are not connecting with family, Heather and Greg enjoy camping, hiking and skiing in the mountains of Colorado. They visit Watercliff about twice a year to host friends at their house and enjoy the island. Heather and Greg love to snorkel and hike, and know all the best spots on the island. The property is maintained by Gregory and a property management company, so it is well looked after. Heather and Greg, as well as the property management company can offer support and suggestions for your St. John holiday.
The property has spectacular views of outlying islands and sparkling nighttime views of St. Thomas. It is also located less than 1 mile from the Cruz Bay ferry dock, restaurants, grocery stores, and shopping. The property has a paved subdivision road and driveway and easy parking. Water Cliff is close to the National Park and many spectacular beaches with excellent snorkeling. St. John has the safety and stability of a US Territory and uses the US Dollar, yet it is still exotic.
A local management company will pick guests up at the ferry, get your rental car, escort you to the villa, show you the villa and offer any additional assistance needed 24 hrs. a day. Also the management company provides a complimentary midweek housekeeping service.
Water Cliff has been a fabulous stay for us . Came for a wedding and had by far the Best Villa of any other person we knew. Loved the island and all it had to offer. Coral Bay is worth the trip just for the burgers at Skinny Legs! We will do St. John again and will choose Water Cliff. Kay at the management company was very helpful.The house was clean & well maintained. Loved the location & will be recommended by us. Nothing but great on this vacation!......C. family & O. family (Denver, Colorado)
Having been to St. Thomas before, we decided after a day trip to stay on St. John as it was just much more low key and laid back. It was a difficult decision as to where we'd stay as there are so many wonderful properties, but after speaking with Heather, I just knew that Water Cliff would be our vacation home. It was comfortable enough for 8 adults and has great A/C in the bedrooms. The location, although gorgeous, was a little difficult for some of the taxi's to get to (as are most villas on St. John), but the proximity to town was very good. One thing that would have been good to know in advance is the trash situation (which we were not told about until we arrived). All the trash must be removed and taken to the dumpster in town before departure. Seeing as we did not have a car the last few days, this was a challenge, but most of the taxi's were accomodating (assumed they understood this was common practice). Also, my husband suggests that they invest in a stop valve for the cistern pump (he's in the pool business and this is a common piece of equipment) so that in the event you lose power, you can still use the water with the pump staying primed. The management company was very attentive and checked on us several times during our visit and everyone LOVED the outdoor showers! All in all, our stay at Water Cliff was a delightful experience and we hope to return soon!
A week at Water Cliff was the ideal vacation. It offered a very private escape with spectacular views in an ideal location just 5 minutes from Cruz Bay restaurants, shopping and night life. Daily adventures for exploration, water activities and adventure are there waiting for you. We ventured out every day to yet another tucked away little paradise for snorkeling, swimming, hiking, checking out historical ruins and finding great little restaurants with local color and charm.
The villa itself has an ideal floor plan and is well appointed and well maintained offering all of the extras--outdoor showers with lovely views, snorkel equipment, games, etc. It is conducive to swims in the pool, al fresco dining and enjoyable times with friends and family in a beautiful setting.
What is there not to like!!!!! I can see from its popularity and bookings that I need to put Water Cliff at the top of the list for rebooking as soon as possible. This is one property that does not at all disappoint.
My wife and I just returnred from a week in St.John (SJ) and stating in Water Cliff (WC). What a marvelous property!!! This was our ninth visit to SJ. Each trip we have stayed in a different Villa. WC ranks right up top with some of the homes we've enjoyed. Perfect location!! Private. Secure. Very close to town, but worlds away from everything! Great layout. Private bedrooms, all with outdoor showers and views. Functional kitchen and comfortable living area with amazing views of Caribbean, sunrise and sunsets! The pool is perfect and very private for those who may enjoy less clothing. The company that greets and cleans was very accommodating and friendly. WC is perfect for a asJ holiday.
When planning our trip to St. John, we were a little overwhelmed with finding a suitable villa, as there are so many nice houses to choose from. In the end, we were so happy that we chose Water Cliff for the following reasons:
1. The views are AMAZING! To the right, you can see St. Thomas, which is especially beautiful at night all lit up. And to the left, you have beautiful turquoise sea with occasional boats passing by. We spent a lot of time on the decks enjoying the daytime, sunset & evening views.
2. The owners & Catered To staff were great. The owners were so helpful to us in planning our visit. And Catered To met us at the ferry, delivered us to the house, and had stocked the house with snacks & much needed beers after our journey to St. John. While we appreciated the welcome beers, we really appreciated how well the house was provisioned. We have been to many rentals where you have to bring your own toilet paper & soap. So, it was unexpected to find that Water Cliff was amply stocked with toiletries and a full kitchen (blender, coffee grinder, etc.) They also offered very nice chairs, towels, bags, coolers, etc. for the beach.
3. The location was great. Besides loving the views, we loved how close we were to town, the supermarkets & the beaches. Although the house is tucked away in a quiet neighborhood (except for the occasional roosters), it was so convenient to everything.
One final note is that this is a great house for couples traveling together or a family with grown-up kids. Each of the four suites is completely separate from each other and offer privacy, great views, their own outdoor showers & en suite baths. The house is not as great of a fit for people traveling with young children (due to being right on the cliff, and concerns with the decks & stairs, etc.)
We would of course love to return to Water Cliff. Thanks again to the owners & Catered to for making it such a wonderful trip!
We recently stayed at water cliff and it was the perfect place. The layout of the house gives it that awesome caribean feeling, a pool with a view, and the balconies are just a great place to watch the sunsets. Each room was independent enough to give privacy and confort, and the common areas were a perfect to share games, food & drinks. The location on this house might be one of the best things.. You have the privacy of having a secluded area, yet a 5 minute ride into town..( a $ 4 dolar ride if in taxi ) wich makes it easy for going out to eat, groceries or going out at night. Waking up with that view, straight to the pool and having breakfast in the balcony overlooking the turqoise caribean waters, really gives you that Thomas Crown feeling.... Awesome place!!!
We spent a week here with friends. The house is beautiful. Very clean, fully stocked kitchen with utensils, laundry, beach towels, snorkel gear, books. Big rooms and a great living room to sit and chat or play games. The view is stunning. We didn't want to leave! Our stay was so enjoyable and we look forward to coming back soon.
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Jan 5 2015 - Apr 10 2015
5 night minimum stay
Rates are for 4 people. Additional charge for up to 8 people.
Special rate for 2 people : $ 4,200 Summer, $ 6,500 Winter
50% deposit to secure reservation. Balance due 60 days prior to arrival. Credit cards accepted.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.