About the property
- Villa800 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 nights
Villa, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)
RENDEZVOUS is a private property conveniently located on the South Shore of St. John 5 minutes from Cruz Bay.
The lushly landscaped property consists of three separate units which may be rented individually or in combination for larger groups, depending on your specific needs, 2-6 persons.
Each apartment has its own entrance, parking and outdoor covered dining area. Each is completely private from the other two units. Rendezvous has a community pool with plenty of lounge furniture, shade sails and incredible view for the enjoyment of all guests.
RENDEZVOUS VILLA(2BR 2Bath) The entrance of the top-floor Villa is on prestigious Boatman Road atop the hill between Rendezvous Bay and Chocolate Hole. Newly remodeled and decorated with origional artwork by island artists, the Villa boasts a modern open kitchen and huge outdoor covered porch for grilling, dining and lounging among the palm trees and outstanding sunset view of St. Thomas. Fully A/Cd.
RENDEZVOUS TERRACE(2BR 2Bath) is currently occupied by Owner/Manager and not available for rent. Should you need anything during your stay or have questions or concerns, the manager is on-site to take care of you.
RENDEZVOUS COTTAGE(1BR 1Bath) a romantic escape for two awaits you in this Mediterranean-style Cottage. The main living/dining area is an outdoor, enclosed, screened porch tucked into lush landscape of mature palms, bananas, and frangipani with a commanding sunset view of Pillsbury Sound and Saint Thomas. The arched windows and doors, high ceilings, and outdoor environment will put you at one with nature. The well-appointed kitchen, barbecue, king-size bedroom with air conditioning, walk-in closet with washer/dryer, and comfortable furnishings will provide you with all the comforts of home.
Hike to nearby uncrowded beaches in Chocolate Hole and Rendezvous Bay, or take the beach chairs and cooler and explore National Park beaches. Or just lounge by the pool.
Outdoor covered living/dining areas, high ceilings, arched windows and doors, ceiling fans, sattelite TV, books, phone and answering machine, comfortable new furnishings, king-size bed, air conditioning, well-appointed kitchen, barbecue, linens, beach towels and chairs, cooler, walk-in closet with washer/dryer, pool, sunset view, alarm clock, iron and ironing board.
Keywords: Villa, cottage, apartment, rental, sunset, ocean, view, water, pool, hot tub, private, romantic
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 16, 2018
About James Walgenwitt
I'm from New York City, have lived in St. John since 1997 working for Westin, Ritz-Carlton and Marriott. I love the laid back lifestyle so decided I would go into the hospitality business for myself. This is the only property I own (or have ever owned) and have been renovating it since the day I bought it (the renovations never stop, always more to do!) I get to spend loads of time with my 6 year old son, native Virgin islander; we love hiking, hitting the beach, boating and travel! I also tend bar one night a week at High Tide, come by to see me!
James Walgenwitt purchased this Villa in 1999
Why James Walgenwitt chose Cruz Bay
After life in the Big City and the suburbs of New York, life in my neighborhood could not be any easier. For a while I rented a home closer to Cruz Bay (too close) and for a year rented a place in Fish Bay (too remote). Rendezvous is perfect: 5 minutes to Cruz Bay bars, restaurants, groceries, shopping, ferries to St. Thomas. 15 minute drive to all of my favorite beaches on the North Shore, National Park and hiking trails. Easy to catch a boat to British Virgin Islands from Cruz Bay. Quiet, safe neighborhood where I know most of my neighbors and rarely bother to lock my door or take the keys out of my car. I have a big yard I'm always gardening with lots of sun and awesome sunsets, accross the street down Boatman road are awesome views east of Rendezvous Bay and the entire South Shore of St. John, with great sun and moonrises.
What makes this Villa unique
The property has 3 totally seperate units which are all completely private from one another so I have the incredible luck to get to live here in one of them. It is situated at the top of a hill so the view and the breeze is awesome! The units are so private from one another that I rarely run into my guests unless they come by and knock on my door to get advice about where to go and what to do on their vacations. Over time I've made some great friends who come back to visit again year after year. It makes my job extremely easy caring for the property and my guests since I am on site, anything that does go wrong can be remedied right away. Then there is great sunsets from the pool, grilling out on the deck with friends, the garden filled with tropical plants and fruit trees, the easy access to town and beaches and other islands, A/C which you rarely need because of the great breezes, convenience of internet and Dish network TV...
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Really enjoyed this cottage. The screened living area is delightful at every time of day or night. Great view, pool and hot tub too, and the location feels private but close enough to town. James was very helpful, met us at the dock and dropped us off. Great spot on the beautiful island of St. John!
Just got back from the cottage, it is a beautiful place to vacation in St. John. The cottage is a great place to stay has everything you need, our family of four stayed and it was very comfortable and had everything you would need for the beach (beach chairs, towels, cooler, etc.). Saved money by renting the car from James and it worked great. James picked us up and dropped us off at the ferry, and was a great host, you will not be disappointed with you stay here! Only thing we would change is to stay longer!
Another Great Stay
This was our second time staying at the cottage and once again had a wonderful stay. We stayed eight nights this visit. We love how the cottage has everything we need in it. We enjoyed sitting in the living room in the evening after a great day snorkeling the beautiful beaches of St John. We like how the living room is screened in so we could be outside but not have to worry about bugs. It was also great having the property owner on-site. James is such a nice guy. He is there to help if you need anything. The one time we did have an issue (because of something I did) he was right there fixing it. We liked getting in the pool for a quick swim after a day at the beaches. There is also a covered area by the pool with a couch and chairs that is a good place to hang out. The driveway was easy to get into and had a nice place to turn around. It was nice having a washer and dryer. The bedroom has A/C which we did use at night. There are beach chairs, coolers, and ice packs for your trips to the beach. We have also stayed in the two bedroom villa and liked it just as much as the cottage. You can't go wrong with either property!
I came to St. John for Carnival once again and had a great time. I lived on island at one time, so I am familiar with the different places you can stay. This villa is a true hidden gem. As a woman traveling alone, this villa provided complete privacy without losing the quaint island feel. The screened in veranda was fantastic as I was able to enjoy dining al fresco without any bugs. Awesome. The owners were very friendly and helpful when anything was needed. I highly recommend this villa for your next trip to St. John.
Great time, great place to stay in St.John
Just got back from a week in St. John staying at the Rendezvous Cottage with my wife and 17month old. What a great time and great place to stay. James is an amazing host, warm and welcoming. The cottage was lovely, private, and in a great spot. There is a wonderful pool with a special shallow area for little ones, as well as a great shaded area for relaxing. Great sunsets every night too. Less than 5 min from Cruz Bay, which was great to be in a nice quiet area with an incredible view, but close enough to be downtown in just a couple minutes. Another 10 minutes past Cruz Bay starts all the great beaches on the north shore. I guess the best compliment I can give is that I would definitely stay at the rendezvous Cottage again on my next trip. James, thanks for making us feel so welcome, we had a great time.
A Summer Stay in the Cottage
My wife and I found the place attractive. The area it is located in is a short distance from the ferry. It is generally quite. The bed is firm (if you have a preference) and it was great to cook out on the gas grill. We were worried about the heat but the small A/C unit was enough to keep us cool. Mosquiteos are a problem on the island so bug spray is recommeneded. The pool is nice to jump into during the afternoon if the beach is too hot. The unit is out of the way and offers some privacy.
James and Sania provided everything we need for the stay and are a pleasure to know. James furnishes the cottage so that all you need is to drop your bags in the bedroom and start relaxing.
St. John restaurents weren't the best dining experience we had but that is OK as we cooked at the cotttage. A car is a must. It is better if you rent a vehicle for the stay on the island. Ferry service is your only choice for reaching the island or by hired boat. There are plenty of beachs to choose from on the island. You don't need to plan to go back to St. Thomas or St. Croix with the hiking and watersporting choices at St. John.
Boatman Rd is a very upscale residential neighborhood adjacent to Chocolate Hole, great for walking to take in the phenomenal ocean views, and incredible cliff-side vacation homes. Very safe and low-traffic with access to the water in several spots, but very hilly! Also great trail hiking in the National Park, a short drive away.
Within the 5 minute drive to town you will pass the Westin Resort and all the grocery/wine stores (St. John Market is a 2 minute drive). It is an easy drive home from Cruz Bay after a great restaurant meal or fun in the local bars and pubs.
We are centrally located so getting to the some of the best beaches in the world is easy to do. Most north shore National Park beaches are a 15 minute drive. You can drive to Skinny legs in Coral Bay in about 20 minutes.
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Loaner jeep available for a fee, contact James directly