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APITO - AN UPSCALE 2BR/2BA - FULL A/C WITH PRIVATE POOL

Tom Buttermore

Advertiser since: 2009
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Tom Buttermore

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Calendar last updated:
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APITO - AN UPSCALE 2BR/2BA - FULL A/C WITH PRIVATE POOL

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Mamey Peak Villa Rental Photos and Description

Beautiful Villa - 2 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths (Sleeps 4-6)

Apito is a casually elegant home on the island of St. John located within the National Park boundaries. Completed in June of 2009, this home was built and furnished with the complete comfort and relaxation of guests in mind. Fully air conditioned, it is ecologically sensitive yet delightfully fun and upscale. Located high atop Mamey Peak at approximately 940' above sea level, it is near the geographic center of the island and less than a five minute drive to the famous North Shore beaches. As you enter Apito though its exquisitely carved entry door, you'll be greeted with extensive travertine tile work, rich mahogany and pear wood furnishings, quality finishes and oil rubbed bronze fixtures.

Be sure to check out the web site for pictures and our Construction Blog on how Apito was conceived and constructed!

Interior square footage of 1,185 sq ft plus 1200 sq ft of outside living area.

Additional Tidbits...: Apito has 2 large master suite bedrooms and fully tiled bath rooms. Each bedroom has a king sized bed and pillow top mattresses to insure a peaceful nights sleep. The very private pool and pool deck area offer spectacular views of Bordeaux mountain, Coral Bay, St. John and the British Virgin Islands. The mountain breezes typically make this area many degrees cooler than the lower lying areas of Cruz and Coral Bay.

The kitchen has all of the modern conveniences. A full size dishwasher, energy efficient Liebherr refrigerator, microwave, 5-Burner, dual fuel stove and double oven and a garbage disposal (one of the few on St. John!), along with virtually every cooking utensil a gourmet cook could desire. Because we know how aggravating it is to buy every day items when you stay at a villa, Apito maintains a supply of sugar, flour, herbs, spices , and cooking oils along with dish towels, paper towels, trash bags, baggies, dish and clothes detergents, etc. so you DON'T have to spend hard earned vacation money on the simple necessities of everyday life.

Apito is a very private villa while at the same time being very conveniently located to all St. John has to offer.

We hope you'll decide to stay at Apito!

Tom & Lori Buttermore

Denver, CO

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Tom Buttermore (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 21, 2014

About Tom Buttermore

My name is Tom. Lori, my beloved wife of 26 years, and I have two boys Alex and Conner, although they were much younger when all of this began. My first trip to St. John was in 1978 when my parents chartered a bareboat out of Tortola for a two week vacation. Needless to say, I fell in love with the islands, and the hook was firmly set. While Lori and I have always loved the Caribbean and have traveled to several islands over the years, after the kids were born, we were not able to afford a trip back to the Virgin Islands for a long time. Our first trip to the Virgin Islands as a family finally occurred in 1997. This is the year we finally reached a station in life that allowed us to show our kids the beauty of St. John. We chartered our own boat the following year and have been returning as often as we can ever since. Over the years, we have always dreamed of owning a little piece of this rock, and that dream became a reality late in 2005.

Tom Buttermore purchased this villa in 2005

Why Tom Buttermore chose Mamey Peak

We began looking for property on St. John in 2005 and decided to purchase a lot on Mamey Peak for its stunning views, cool mountain breezes and geographically central location. We didn't want the crowded, hustle, bustle of Cruz Bay, but also didn't want to be as far out as Coral Bay or the East End. We wanted the best of all worlds and we think we found it on Mamey Peak.

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 28 traveler reviews

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Apito - An upscale 2BR/2BA - Full A/C with Private Pool
average rating of 4.964286 based on 28 reviews
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Mamey Peak St John
5

50th Birthday Surprise

  • 5 of 5
We had been looking for a year for the perfect vacation spot and through much research on the internet, Apito was it and did not disappoint. We met Tom at Maho Beach. The home was clean and exactly like the pictures on the website, no surprises. The kitchen was well stocked with spices and various condiments, dishes, etc., we lacked for nothing. The view was gorgeous and never tired to view it. A new garden was underway and though it was not finished, was a nice addition. We tried out the double hammock too. Pack light! Seriously, no need for all the shoes and extra clothes you think you are going to need. We are so happy we stayed at Apito and hope to visit again. Thanx Tom!

Steve and Cathy, Hatfield, MA
  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Blythewood, SC
5

Fantastic, as Always

  • 5 of 5
This was our third time staying at Apito. Apito is the perfect size home, in the perfect location. There's two of us - husband and wife. We only utilize the main floor, which has the living room, kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom. The pool deck is the perfect spot for lounging after a day at the beach. The upper level porch / deck is also a favorite hang out spot, from cruising online to eating to taking in the scenery. Apito is on Mamey Peak, which is IDEAL for our favorite beaches - Francis and Maho, as well as super close proximity to our Coral Bay eats - Skinny Legs, Shipwreck, Aqua Bistro, etc. Lori and Tom are so accommodating, and have thought of everything you'll need for an amazing stay. Tons of dvd's and books, pool (beach) floats, beach chairs, spices galore, handiwrap, ziploc bags, coolers, coffee filters, paper towels, laundry detergent, dish wash detergent, toilet paper, and on and on. If there is anything you need (which I doubt), Tom is a quick text or email away. Already looking forward to our 4th trip! Thanks for an amazing stay!
  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words guys. We look forward to having you back next year!
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Apito - An upscale 2BR/2BA - Full A/C with Private Pool
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Mamey Peak St John
5

Fantastic Home

  • 5 of 5
We are frequent visitors to St. John and this is by far the best home we have stayed in! The home is very well thought out and was perfect for our family of 5. The high end finishes are just lovely. This is the first time we have not had to fight the ants for our tooth brushes in the morning because the house is extremely well-maintained. Everything that you could need is at the house and ready for you. The owners were very helpful, friendly, and accommodating. Our kids even adopted the neighbor's sweet dog during our visit. Beyond the actually house, Apito's location is superb. You are less than 5 minutes from Maho Beach. Coral Bay and Cruz are 15 and 20 minutes away (we have stayed near Lameshur and Calabash Boom and it is hard to face that drive to Cruz some days). The view is wonderful and the trade winds actually were cooling. The owners took obvious care to ensure that Apito takes great advantage of the natural surroundings. While we were there we visited our favorite restaurants: La Tapa, Waterfront Bistro, Shipwrecks, Sweet Plantains, Skinny Legs, and High Tide (our traditional arrival and departure spot by the docks). Unfortunately, we missed Jake's because they were closed for vacation and Aqua Bistro has really declined and suggest you skip the food but their bar is still good. We hiked several trails, took a day sail around St. John and snorkeled some spots around Lovango Cay and saw several spotted eagle rays. The beaches are always spectacular and we saw so many turtles on this trip. The Apito website has some great links, including to the book: St. John Feet, Fins, and 4-wheel Drive. I recommend it! Even though we have been many times before, we found lots of new adventures on St. John. We loved our stay and hated to go home. We hope we are able to return very soon and will stay at Apito!
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love having great families stay at our home and appreciate your love of St John and all it has to offer! We really enjoyed meeting you and your family and look forward to having you back again soon.

Tom & Lori
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Apito - An upscale 2BR/2BA - Full A/C with Private Pool
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Mamey Peak St John
5

Dream vacation

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I joined my parents on this week long vacation in St. John. Apito was the perfect place for two couples; great privacy and accommodations. Upon arrival, it was apparent how much thought and love was put into the building of this amazing home. There was such great detail, from the outside to the main door, to the pool and each bedroom. Apito was truly top notch. We used the kitchen throughout our stay, which already came with most essentials for cooking we would need, such as spices, oil, sugar, etc. The kitchen was also well stocked with plates, cups, coffee maker, and the list goes on. The owner, Tom was always easy to reach via phone throughout our stay if we had any questions. Apito also had a great binder that had suggestions and reviews of beaches, restaurants, etc. There is so much that we can rave about regarding our stay at Apito. We especially loved the movie collection! The house also had beach chairs, towels, and coolers to take to the beach. We had such an amazing time and we can't wait to go back. Thank you for an amazing stay!

Vicky M.
  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for kind words Vicky! It was a pleasure meeting you and your family, and we look forward to your return. It is our goal to make all of our guests feel like Apito is their home away from home.

Tom
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Mamey Peak St John
Germantown, WI
5

Breathtaking Views with Central Island Location

  • 5 of 5
Our family of five stayed for ten days for a trip of a lifetime. This house far exceeded my expectations. My boys are age 17, 14, and 12. Each of them had their own bed to sleep in, (king and twin in downstairs bedroom , "comfy" open up couch bed in the upstairs living room) while Mom and Dad still had a private bedroom with a king size bed (upstairs). The owner himself welcomed us at the ferry dock and gave us a tour of the home when we checked in. We were told that our picture taken from the deck of the full moon reflecting off of Maho Bay is award winning. The bathrooms were incredibly clean and stocked with anything you might have forgotten. There are even decent hairdryers in both bathrooms. The water pressure in the shower is weaker than at home, but I think this is to be expected when staying on an island. Pool towels are big and thick. There was a beach chair for each of us and they have backpack like straps for carrying them. There is an AT&T tower close by so all of our cell phones worked. WIFI connection worked for our IPad, laptop and Ipods. The kitchen had a blender that chopped up ice well for making frozen drinks. You will need to buy a bag of ice as there is no automatic ice maker in the freezer. We had rather high winds during our stay, so it was cool and breezy on the outside deck in the evening. The pool was for a refreshing dip after laying out in the sun as it was also on the chilly side. The closest beach is Mayo Bay about 10 -15 min. down the hill. Our family liked Francis Bay which is about 15-20 min. away. The beach is bigger and the snorkeling off to the right was really good. We saw turtles and stingray each time we went. I also found some octopus. There are several coolers at the house. We used the softsided one to pack lunch for our day at Salt Pond Bay and when we hiked the Lameshur Bay Trail to the Petroglyph Trail. These south side beaches were about 30 minutes away. We ate breakfast on the outside deck each morning, just don't walk away from your food or drink as there is a bird that can fly away with half of a bagel and likes to drink juice. The house location makes it easy to go to Coral Bay or Cruz Bay for dinner out. Before we left, I walked around to take pictures of all of the beautiful flowers that were in bloom around the house. If we can ever afford to come back to St. John again, I would want to stay at Apito. Thanks for everything Tom.
  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Mary! I'm glad you guys had a great time. It was a pleasure to meet you and your lovely family. We hope to see you again soon!
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Apito - An upscale 2BR/2BA - Full A/C with Private Pool
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Mamey Peak St John
5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5
Owner was a great person to deal with.Wonderful stay. Very clean. Lots of amenities. Perfect place for two couples or a family with older children. Beautiful view. It was just as described.
  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jill! We're glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon!

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Rates & Availability

From $340 Per night

Mamey Peak Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas Vacation
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
$5,750
 
 
High Season
Jan 5 - Apr 25
4 night minimum stay
$650
$3,950
 
 
Low Season
Apr 26 - Aug 31
3 night minimum stay
$425
$2,800
 
 
Sept - Oct Special!
Sep 1 - Oct 31
3 night minimum stay
$340
$2,240
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$425
$2,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Prices are for 1-2 people - Additional Charges for > 2 people.
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Amenities

Mamey Peak Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1185 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Grey Water System
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Tank
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upper Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Lower Bathroom - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Upper Master - 1 king
    Pool Side Master - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
  • Queen size sleeper in Living Room -
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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