Yes, the view really is that good!
Submitted: August 21, 2012
Stayed: July 2012
Sadly, Peter & Dorothy are no longer living on St John and so we didn't get to meet them. But Mountain Eyrie is in the very capable hands of a relative and a property manager. It says we're not supposed to mention names, so I'll just say that the property manager is a wonderful individual who is willing and able to help in any way she can.
The place really does look like the photos, and so does the view. Without a doubt it's the best view of any place we've ever stayed at (and that includes an over-the-water bungalow on Moorea, looking at Cook's Bay). The place was just perfect for the two of us. We loved the privacy, too. The drive up Bordeaux Mountain Rd was pretty scary the first time, a bit apprehensive the second, and a breeze after that. You definitely will need a 4WD vehicle, though, in case it rains (or just to back out of the driveway, which is definitely the toughest part of the drive).
It takes only a few minutes to make it down the mountain, and then you are conveniently located less than 15 minutes to Maho, Francis, Salt Pond, Haulover, etc. It is a perfect location, unless you need to go to Cruz Bay every day for some reason. Even then it's only a 30 minute drive, but it isn't something I'd want to do daily.
We'll definitely stay here again if (hopefully when) we return to St John.
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