Great location - unbelievable views - enjoyable villa
Submitted: August 27, 2012
Stayed: August 2012
After briefly visiting the USVI on a cruise last year, our family decided that we wanted to spend the the entire week relaxing on the beaches of St John. My wife and I have two older sons - one in college and one in high school. Vacationing now requires either two hotel rooms or a house rental. As we examined options on St John, it became obvious that the best path forward was a villa rental. After reading a variety of island reviews, we decided that the Peter Bay area was the best location - convenient to the many gorgeous northern beaches while also close enough to Cruz Bay for all the essentials. After contacting a variety of owners, we concluded that Villa Azul was right for us. The Upper Peter Bay location provides convenience and wonderful views. The three bedrooms gave us all sufficient space and comfort. The pool was of adequate size for relaxing. The kitchen/dining/living area was extremely functional. The kitchen was fully stocked with everything you need to make whatever meals you want to make -- we mostly opted to make our meals at the house. We did not need to bring/buy anything but the food to cook. The house had beach chairs, floats, beach towels, many house towels, washer/dryer, detergent, grill, etc... It was as house friendly of a rental that we have ever used. The Dish TV network was fully subscribed with all the movie channels - nice to have when we wanted to just relax after a great day on the beautiful beaches. Trunk Bay and Hawksnest beaches are just down the hill to the left, and Cinnamon Bay and Maho Bay are down the hill to the right. After exploring all four, we found ourselves drawn to Cinnamon Bay the most -- long, walkable beach, great snorkeling, soft sand, and the convenience of a snack bar. Diana, the property manager, was extremely helpful on providing insights of where to shop for food, where to rent snorkel gear for the week, and places to have a nice dinner. A great overall experience ---
Families with Teenagers
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