My husband and I went to St. John in April 2013 to celebrate our 20th anniversary, but stayed in a resort. We loved it so much that we wanted our kids (now aged 18, 15 and 10) to experience the beauty of this island. This house was PERFECT. The road up to the house is not for those with weak stomachs, but the climb is worth it as you have the whole top of the mountain to yourself. The views are breathtaking. I stood on the deck for hours just wishing that I could bottle the panorama to take home with me.
Myrtle, the local connection, was very friendly and helpful in answering any questions we had, and she met us in Cruz Bay in order to take us to the house.
The house was quite comfortable and had a lovely breeze. Note that the main part of the house did not have AC, but there was always a breeze and with the ceiling fans, it felt nice even in July. It was not AC cool, but quite "island cool". The bedrooms each had an AC unit that could be turned on at night for comfortable sleeping.
The location was very convenient: close to Cruz Bay and the two major grocery stores. We could just swing by those on the way back from snorkeling. Beaches were not far away at all.
Enjoyed morning coffee on the deck by the pool overlooking Chocolate Hole. Afternoons before dinner we would jump in the pool and dry off in the breeze. (Mosquitoes can be terrible, though, so come prepared with bug spray.)
We would DEFINITELY go back to this house! It was truly our private paradise for the week that we were there. I wouldn't change a thing.