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NEW 2014!! Ocean Front DISC 20% 8/8-13

Mike Mullen

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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

Overview

Chocolate Hole Villa Rental Photos and Description

Cliff's Edge Panorama Ocean 240 Degree Views with Crashing Surf Below!

YOU ARE DIRECTLY ON THE OCEAN! Few villas can say that and none of the others are as new. This is the biggest, baddest, newest two bedroom villa on St. John! The ultimate in luxury, With two king size equal sized masters facing an unobstructed ocean view and bedding to die for lends itself ideal for two couples to enjoy. Perfect for romance, or just to get away from daily life.

Situated 100' above the crashing surf on the ocean's edge. Infinity pool has seating area in the pool accommodating four as you enjoy afternoon libations or that evening swim while looking out toward the twinkling lights of St. Thomas and amazing winter sunsets.

Granite counters, stainless Whirlpool appliances, including 26 bottle wine refrig! Top of the line furnishings throughout. The dining choices, poolside, inside or out under the stars at your table for six watching the sun slip down in the west. You are less than five minutes away from Cruz Bay and it's restaurants and entertainment. This villa is the final word in luxury, convenience and amenities.

Bordo Mare enjoys embracing returning guests at nearly 40% as they know and expect to be taken care of by our excellent staff who has continually looked after the same villa.

It is recommended you book six to nine months in advance due to our exceptionally high occupancy of 98%. Well leave "The Lite On!"

Please also check out Sopra Mare, a sister villa at VRBO #251854.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mike Mullen (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2015

About Mike Mullen

This is my third build. The last finished in 2009 - Sopra Mare at VRBO #251854 has proven so popular that I undertook another on the same 1.4 acre lot finished January 2014. It is slighly larger than the last with more amenities. Author of two books - 'Keep Left,' a 2008 comedy about the people I met while building my first villa Tesori. Also 'Flat Busted,' a 2014 fictional novel of high adventure set in the Caribbean. I currently reside in Aspen, Colorado and St. John with my significant other she's taller, smarter, younger beautiful nurse. Hey, at my age - you either get a nurse or a purse. I'm fortunate enough to get a nurse "with a purse!"

Mike Mullen purchased this villa in 2014

Why Mike Mullen chose Chocolate Hole

Well one night in 2000 I went to a charity event in Vail, Colorado. I drank way to much wine and bought two TV's, a $500 savings bond, a shotgun, pink Harley Davis Motorcycle and finally a trip to the Virgin Island! Sold the Harley to a long legged movie producer's wife before morning! Thank God! Fell in love with this lot and basically did nothing with it until 2008 when I started Sopra Mare.

What makes this villa unique

Views are 'killer' from the living, dining, massive decks and equal sized master bedrooms all face the ocean. Other places might have ocean views, but at Bordo Mare you are one with the sea. I have chosen 'Nana' type doors for these locations. Basically five panels that move totally to the right and provide an unobstructed panarama ocean view from every room. The pool deck is large, overlooking the infinity edge pool where there is additional seating around the in pool.

In the morning grab your coffee and take the one mile circuit for a gentle walk of the quiet neighborhood while you watch iguanas lazily move out of your path.

At night, you'll see the lights of St. Thomas and cruise ships moving slowly from right to left bound for their next island port. In the distance most nights, car lights on St. Croix are twinkling some 30 miles away. The low throated sound of tree frogs and gentle crash of surf below will lull you to sleep in your incredible duel master suites. You'll think you're in heaven rather than 'Bordo Mare' Edge of the Sea!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Bill (the other Bill - his dad ) on December 22, 2013 at 4:27 PM

Bordo Mare is just perfect. Mike Mullen (the owner ) thought of everything in detail. The layout of the building is top notch, the views are unbeatable. It’s just my second day here and just keeps getting better. Went to Trunk Bay for the day, then returned ti Bordo Mare to enjoy the sunset while cooking dinner on a professional grill while my family was swimming in the pool right next the me. This place is heaven on earth.
Dec 2013
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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 23 traveler reviews

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NEW 2014!! Ocean Front DISC 20% 8/8-13
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews
5

A beautiful place to unwind

  • 5 of 5

We have traveled all over the Caribbean, but we keep coming back to beautiful St. John and Bordo Mare. This house has everything we needed and the most magnificent views to melt away all of our stress. We woke up in the morning and had our coffee on the balcony to watch the fishing charters leaving the Westin and were hopeful to get a glimpse of the sea turtles sunning in the surf below. We also enjoy dinner at the wonderful outdoor dining table while watching the cruise ships pass by under the amazing sunsets. Can't wait to be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Kennett Square, PA
5

Just as advertised!

  • 5 of 5

This villa is exactly as advertised. The house and furnishings are beautiful and everything is in excellent condition. The kitchen is well stocked, utensils and pots are like new and there is a wine cooler. There is a pool that includes a grill that worked perfectly...all of which overlook the ocean. Mulley has thought of everything. There 3 different size coolers, rafts and 4 Tommy Bahamas beach chairs(also in excellent condition) and even a spare propane tank...as I said he has thought of everything. The villa is convenient to Cruz Bay and the Starfish market(groceries and drug store) that has everything you will need...try Morgan's Mango and the Ocean Grill for dinner. Mulley gave us great advice on Jeep rental. We used Denzil Clyne who allowed us to park at their lot everytime we went into Cruz Bay....this is important because parking would have been difficult otherwise. We love this villa and when you deal with Mulley it is not just a transaction , you actually develop a friendship with him because he cares.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Best stay in St. John

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in St. John many times and by far Bordo Mare is the best villa we have stayed at. The views from the balconies are stunning. Mike provides binoculars on each floor so you can get a close-up view of the passing cruise ships or the huge yacht's that pass by the Villa. We loved it so much we booked a week next year before we even left.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Outstanding

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from Bordo Mare for our second year in a row. This villa is exquisite in every respect. The view leaves you breathless from each and every room in this home. The owner and staff of this home treat each guest as they would wish to be treated. Very easy to work with and always available for help, suggestions and local knowledge. This home is very clean, very well maintained and very comfortable.

Very much looking forward to my next visit.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Virginia
5

Great Villa

  • 5 of 5

Don't hesitate renting this villa. Leave the bedroom doors open to the ocean and the breezes at night. First class accommodations. Great unobstructed views from all rooms. No need for AC. Rent a Jeep and explore the island. Return here for the sunsets and evening meals and cocktails. Call on Jenn at Reef2Peak and rent some kayaks or paddle boards on Hansen Bay, then take a sunset sail on Sail Pepper in Coral Bay. Both are exceptional. Don't miss dinner at Rhumblines in Cruz Bay.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

It's good for your soul!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from another great vacation on St. John. Bordo Mare is simply a stunning villa. We enjoyed the dual master suites and the ability to fall asleep listening to the ocean waves crashing on the shore directly below the villa. We saw a whale and a beautiful double rainbow a couple of mornings! The little things really make a difference when renting a villa. The welcome meal, the mid-week housekeeping visit, the ability to communicate directly with the owner via email, and the attentive staff were all notable. The location was very convenient. The positives are simply too many to list. Read the other reviews and know you will simply love this villa. Thanks to all those involved for a wonderful week! Now back to reality - hundreds of work emails and ten degree, snowy weather!

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
9 Miles
St. Thomas - By Ferry
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Beach Bar
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Mahogany Run - St. Thomas
Nearest Train
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Fish Bay Road
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Ski
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Hawksnest
Car: necessary

Most mornings you will find walkers and joggers taking the approximate one mile circuit past out site from you. During the later part of March the International Rolex Regatta makes their turns nearly in front of the villa. You can hear the Captains as they shout orders.

Occasionally you will see turtles and whales just off the cliff as they swim by.

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Rates & Availability

From $2,850 Per week

Chocolate Hole Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
May 2 2015 - Sep 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,450
 
 
Value Season 20% DISCOUNT!!!
Sep 5 2015 - Oct 2 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,850
 
 
Fall
Oct 3 2015 - Nov 20 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,450
 
 
Thanksgiving 1-4 Guests
Nov 21 2015 - Nov 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
$4,100
 
 
Early Winter
Nov 28 2015 - Dec 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,450
 
 
Xmas/New Years 1 to 4 Guests
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 1 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$6,350
 
 
Winter
Jan 2 2016 - Jan 29 2016
7 night minimum stay
$4,975
 
 
Winter
Jan 30 2016 - Feb 12 2016
7 night minimum stay
$5,250
 
 
President's Week 1 to 4
Feb 13 2016 - Feb 19 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$6,350
 
 
Winter February
Feb 20 2016 - Feb 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
$5,250
 
 
Winter
Feb 27 2016 - Apr 15 2016
7 night minimum stay
$4,975
 
 
Summer
Apr 16 2016 - Sep 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,550
 
 
Value Season 15% Discount
Sep 3 2016 - Oct 7 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,995
 
 
Fall
Oct 29 2016 - Nov 18 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,550
 
 
Thanksgiving 1 to 4 Guests
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 25 2016
7 night minimum stay
$4,100
 
 
Early Winter
Nov 26 2016 - Dec 23 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,550
 
 
Xmas/New Years 1 to 4 Guests
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 6 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$6,350
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$3,550
 

Additional information about rental rates

Security/Administration $90
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Xmas/New Years Weeks $6,350 1-4 Guests 2015/16
Add $395 total for Guests 3 or 4
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Amenities

Chocolate Hole Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1950 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , Sink
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Ensuite has dbl vanities, granite, rain forest shower heads
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Ensuite has dbl vanities, granite, rain forest shower heads
  • Master Baths have double sinks, granite counters, wood cabinets. Showers have rain forest ceiling mounted heads.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • Each Master Bedroom faces directly to the ocean. Doors fold to give 100% unobstructed view of the ocean, occasionally whales and turtles swim by. Watch the twinkling lights of passing cruise ships in the evening
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
This is the top of the line in luxury, privacy and furnishings. Every thought to guest comfort has been anticipated.

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