James M Miller
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Great Villa on St. John
This is a great place to stay on St. John, a great (if not perfect) location. Like many places on the island, you will absolutely need a Jeep Wrangler or other 4WD with off-road clearances just to get in and out of the driveway. The views into Chocolate Hole (compared to other bays on the island) are not the best. But the villa is beautiful. Layout with 2 true master bedrooms is great. Pool and patio are great. Walk to the Hart Bay beach is a mosquito feasting hike over hill and dale, but if you are in good shape, it is worth a snorkel (takes a lot of effort to get through the waves and float in shallow water over rocks and urchins but huge elkhorn coral and many reef fish out there). Even shorter walk to less pristine Chocolate Hole is worth a snorkel with a lot of fish and more. Swam with huge tarpon, lobsters, and many reef fish there.
So great location, OK view, great property, nice facilities.
We had a great time here. We are a family of 3 with a teenage son. There was plenty of privacy and the a/c in the bedrooms were very nice, we were never hot in the bedrooms. The house itself is great, but the road getting up to the house is difficult and we never really got used to it. The house had everything we needed and many amenities were provided. The BBQ on the back patio was perfect. Great house for the price!
We returned to St. John after 2 years and 2 hurricanes, hopeful the ST. John we have come to love was recovering. Samba Azul met all our expectations & more. The house is lovely with beautiful marble & granite surfaces throughout. The house had everything you needed in the kitchen, living areas and for the beach. The neighborhood is quiet and centrally located to Cruz Bay. We absolutely enjoyed the patio and pool area for dining and relaxing. I would definitely recommend this house for anyone’s stay in ST. John and we hope to return soon.
Loved Samba Azul! Very bumpy road to get there. Thank goodness for James escorting us there. House is immaculate and has all the amenities that you would need: beach chairs, towels, beach umbrellas, coolers and so much more. Plenty of room. Pool gets the afternoon sun. Please note that pool is deep so if you have children they will not be able to stand on the bottom of the pool. It was so fun to see the iguanas around the pool each day. About 6-minute drive into Cruz Bay and all the beaches are within a 20-25 minute drive from the house. We would for sure stay at the house again!
Very nice people to deal with. Great house.
Great house, but getting there is a little challenging.
Lovely Home & Wonderful Stay!
This was our 1st trip to St. John and our stay at Samba Azul did not disappoint! This was the perfect place for my husband & I and our 2 teenagers. The comfortable 2 bedroom suites were easily shared with one master suite having a king sized bed and one suite having a bed that can be used as an oversized king or 2 separate double beds which was perfect for us. The home is a short 8-10min drive from Cruz Bay and provided the perfect amount of privacy and seclusion while still being convenient to everything we needed. The kitchen and living space opens to the back patio dining and pool area. The full kitchen amenities, pool loungers, beach towels, extra blankets and pillows, hair dryers and more provided us with everything we needed to make the stay hassle free and enjoyable. James Miller was wonderful communicating with us before and during our stay and made arrangements to meet us when our evening flight arrived which was much appreciated. We enjoyed breakfast on the patio each morning and made dinner several nights on the outdoor grill. We rented a Jeep while here and were very glad we did, it made getting to Samba Azul and exploring around the island easy (although the road system and traffic patterns took some getting used to), we spent much of our time exploring the island and beaches. On a side note: for those with even some minor boating experience, we rented a 15’ Boston whaler from Low Key Dive Shop in Cruz Bay for the day and we’re super glad we did this early in our trip. We were able to easily visit many of the beaches and enjoy awesome snorkling without the challenges of finding parking or fighting crowds, we even found a few secluded beaches we enjoyed to ourselves. I hope our travels bring us back to St. John and Samba Azul again!