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John and Vicky Daly

Member since: 1999
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Speaks: english

Most Luxurious Family Villa on St. John close to beaches, shopping, and dining.

17 Reviews
Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Cruz Bay Villa Rental Photos and Description

St John's most beautiful villa featuring 5 bedrooms sleeps 2-12 near Cruz Bay.

Casa De Sonadores (House of Dreamers) is located on one of the uppermost lots in gated Virgin Grand Estates, a private neighborhood of multi million dollar luxury villas. As our property manager meets and greets you in Cruz Bay, you'll likely get a rental vehicle and be escorted to the property for a tour. The drive is about 7 minutes to the villa on good paved roads. As you drive between the villas massive native stone walls you will immediately be in awe of the panoramic view that stretches from Little St. James in the south, past St. Thomas and Hans Lollick in the west, to Lovango in the northwest. Breathtaking is not an overstatement. If you arrive near sunset the year round blazing sunset views are indescribable. The views from this location are so much better in person than can be captured by photography.

Inside you will see the results of years put into design and construction. The award winning architect went all out with features such as 7' high massive native stone privacy walls and privacy gate, the most beautiful round gourmet kitchen on St John, bedrooms with solid walled privacy terraces, a game room and theater room for the occasional rainy day, and a sunny pool deck that gets sun almost all day long. The villa air conditioning, shaded veranda, and covered terraces are there for those seeking a bit less sun. Take your time to look over the details in the photos of Casa De Sonadores. While this property is priced very competitive it is truly among the most spectacular on the island.

There are not many better locations on St John than upper Virgin Grand Estates. About a half-mile below are the restaurants, beach and fitness room of the Westin Resort. An easy walk downhill but slower back up. The renowned restaurants and shops of the delightful village of Cruz Bay are a 7 minute drive, entirely on paved roads. St. John's famed north shore beaches like Trunk Bay, Cinnamon Bay, Maho and Francis are also a short drive away.

Contact us with all your questions. We love to talk about Casa De Sonadores and St John. John and Vicky will reply back quickly and if they don't have answers they will get them from our excellent property managers.

Keywords: Villa rental by owner St John USVI. Virgin Grand Estates. Luxury St John Villas. St John affordable vacations. Cruz Bay. Trunk Bay Beach. Cinnamon Bay Beach. Westin Resort Hotel. Villas St Johns near the beach.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
John and Vicky Daly (Owner)
Member since: 1999
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About John and Vicky Daly

My family presently lives in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. Now over 20 years ago my wife and I first went to St John on our honeymoon. Falling in love with the island and after many wonderful trips back we developed the property known as Virgin Grand Estates. Casa De Sonadores is the result of years of work and planning for a spectacular home away from home in our favorite place.

John and Vicky Daly purchased this villa in 2003

Why John and Vicky Daly chose St John

A lot of thought was put into where to build on St John. For us, choosing one of the most magnificent lots in the Virgin Grand Estates luxury gated subdivision made the most sense. While we had the choice of many areas on the island we love the panoramic and beathtaking sunset views we have at Casa De Sonadores. The location has the best of everything. We have fabulous views at our elevation yet we are close to shopping, dining, and all the wonderful beaches of St John.

What makes this villa unique

Unique to Casa De Sonadores is one of the most detailed and luxurious villas on the island. Also unique is the quiet unspoiled sense we have as we look out over some of the most beautiful water and island views I have seen anywhere.

Reviews

4.9
based on 17 traveler reviews

Most Luxurious Family Villa on St. John close to beaches, shopping, and dining.
average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews
5

Fabulous Stay with 4 adults 5 kids (ages 5 to 9)

  • 5 of 5

This house is wonderful! Perfect location. Perfect view of St. Thomas. We really loved every part of it. The pool is great. The kitchen had everything we needed. The linens and towels were nice. My bed was very comfortable. Was only buggy when the kids left the balcony doors open in their room. The 5 kids loved the playroom - the 4 adults liked that the playroom was separate from the main portion of the house!

Each bedroom has a King sized bed and its own bathroom - which makes it the perfect house for 4 couples. The bedroom and bathroom doors are not solid doors they are made of slats. It wasn't a problem but I prefer more privacy from both sides of the door than that. 3 bedrooms are on the second floor and one is on the main floor. (There is another bedroom with a murphy bed off the playroom which does not have a door to the main house. It is not equivalent to the other 4 bedrooms at all.) Two of the bedrooms have an indoor shower and an outdoor shower. The other two have just an outdoor shower. I LOVED the outdoor shower.

The house is environmentally friendly with timers on the lights and the a/c. So, if you want the lights or a/c on you have to set a dial. We thought that aspect was great until we went to bed the first night and the a\c in our rooms clicked off after 6 hours (max setting). I generally like to sleep much longer than 6 hours and the room got uncomfortable. It wasn't a big deal just found myself jumping out of bed whenever I woke up in the middle of the night to walk around to the kids rooms to turn the knob so they didn't get hot and wake up early.

The music system was nice. I didn't watch one second of tv the entire time I was there so I can't comment on that. But there were tvs in every bedroom, living room and the playroom. The playroom has a bathroom, a bedroom, an air hockey table, pool table and an old school video game thing. There were also lots of comfy looking recliners down there. Beach chairs, snorkel gear for adults, a cooler, pool floats, beach towels for 8 people, extra sheets, a roll of paper towels, more toilet paper than you will be able to use, some laundry detergent, dish soap, garbage bags, a few seasonings, sugar and olive oil were there as well. Coffee pot filters too.

The management company, Sol Villas, sent Henry (or Enry as we've been calling him) to greet us and take care of a faulty smoke detector at one point. He was fabulous.

I'm very happy and will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home, fabulous vacation

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I brought our adult children and their significant others. The owner, John, was very responsive to my initial inquiry and follow up questions. We were greeted in St. John ferry dock by property manager, Henry, Henry was very kind, friendly and helpful. They did a great job in stocking our requested provisions. We felt very comfortable from the first time we met him. The home is gorgeous, with beautiful views of the surrounding islands. we spent our mornings on the patio having breakfast and several dinners outsider as well. Felt very safe on the island, with mostly very friendly islanders. a car is a must to get around in St. John ( we rented 2 jeeps at thrifty car rental in st Thomas and took car ferry across; fairly easy) . Home is equipped well with stereos in and outside, tv, kitchen appliances and plenty of dishware. My entire family said this was our best vacation ever. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nashville TN
5

Wonderful property....great vacation

  • 5 of 5

House worked great for our large group. Loved the kitchen and great view. Looking forward to coming back. Very quite.

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Connecticut
5

"CREATE BEAUTIFUL MEMORIES IN A BEAUTIFUL VILLA"

  • 5 of 5

Casa de Sonadores is a stunning villa, perfect for large groups who want to enjoy the beauty of St. John. The stonework, outdoor showers, and gourmet kitchen make this property a perfect place to vacation. Each bedroom has its own bathroom, and all of the rooms boast beautiful views of St. Thomas. The location, amenities, and views make this villa one of St. John’s highlights!

Our family had the pleasure of staying at Casa de Sonadores while celebrating our daughter’s destination wedding and we could not have chosen a more perfect place! Upon our arrival on Easter Sunday, Henry, the property manager, met us promptly at the ferry dock and helped get us settled at the villa; he was extremely friendly in welcoming us to the island and provided some great suggestions on things to do and places to dine.

Casa de Sonadores was the ideal place to host a Welcome Party and our daughter’s Wedding Reception. The house accommodated the entire group of 22 people as we enjoyed the delicious food prepared by Laura Nichols-Samms of Passion Fruit Chefs, and listened to the incredible sound of Marty Beech. After the excitement of the wedding, the remainder of the week was spent enjoying time with the family and exploring St. John. Our favorite highlights included snorkeling at Trunk Bay Beach and swimming with the sea turtles on Maho Bay. Skinny Legs, High Tide, Beach Bar, Banana Deck, Woody’s & Quiet Man were a few other places that we enjoyed. To end the trip, twenty of us took a sunset cruise on the Kekoa - amazing sunset photos!

It was a fairy-tale wedding in a fairy tale place . . . the week could not have been more perfect!

Thank you John & Vicky for the memories!

The Iversons - Connecticut

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent property, rooms, bathrooms, supplies and views

  • 5 of 5

We had a terrific stay with two couples and 3 kids (all under the age of 4). House was very well laid out with 4 main bedrooms, plethora of bathrooms and a great veranda with pools and incredible views. Comes with all the beach chairs, towels, snorkel gear, and coolers you need. Bring yourselves, food, sunscreen and have a blast. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
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Conway, AR
5

Awesome View

  • 5 of 5

Six of us had a fantastic time at Casa de Sonadores! The villa is great for a family or a group of couples such as us. The view of St. Thomas from the pool and the bedrooms is spectacular. The kitchen is very large and very well stocked with appliances and everything else you could need. The outdoor grill is a nice feature. Having your own pool is a great thing if you choose to stay around the villa for the day. A car rental is a must, but great roads and driveway to the property compared to a lot of villas on St. John. Driving time to the beach varies based on which of the many beaches on St. John you want to go to. The outdoor showers is a great feature of the bedrooms. The game room downstairs is great for children or for adults to watch a movie. We could get any TV channel we could possibly want which might not sound like much but in the past we have had issues with getting the major US networks at other properties on St. John. This property is in a gated community and has its own private gate onto the villa itself. No other properties are right on top of you which is very enjoyable. The owners of this property are very accommodating in every way.

Jacqueline

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
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Map

Trunk Bay
Cinnamon Bay Beach
Mongoose Junction
Reef Bay Trail & Petroglyphs
U.S. Virgin Islands National Park
Caneel Beach Terrace
Car: necessary

'Casa de Sonadores' is a home for dreamers. Located on one of the highest points on the south side of St. John, it is truly an island paradise. With stunning views to the west, Casa de Sonadores allows you to take in a breathtaking sunset over St Thomas and the beautiful blue Caribbean while lounging by the refreshing pool. The 'House of Dreamers' is a convenient drive to all beaches, shops, snorkeling, and restaurants.

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Rates & Availability

Cruz Bay Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
Apr 16 2016 - Nov 18 2016
7 night minimum stay
$4,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $49 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
$7,975
 
 
Low Season
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 20 2016
7 night minimum stay
$4,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $49 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
$10,900
 
 
High Season
Jan 5 2017 - Apr 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
$5,900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $79 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
Apr 16 2017 - Nov 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $49 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Exit Cleaning $375 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

NOTE: Rates based on guests over 2 years of age.
NOTE: Thanksgiving and Holiday rates are for up to 8 guests. Inquire for additional guests.
NOTE: We encourage Saturday turnover unless previously arranged. Please inquire via email if you wish a different arrival/return date.
NOTE: There is a 3% fee for credit card/PayPal transactions.

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Amenities

Cruz Bay Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • King size beds (4) Furnished with mahogany furniture, featuring California king beds with Latex mattresses. The bedrooms have air conditioning and large bathrooms attached. Each bathroom has an outdoor shower; with two of the bathrooms also having large indoor showers . All bedrooms have TV, DVD players and Dish Network provided. Queen size bed in 5th bedroom. 2 futons available.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Beach chairs & towels, cooler large, terrace, ceiling fans, filtered water, hair dryers, towels provided. During your stay, take a break from the Sun, Sand and Surf and enjoy our fully appointed game and home theatre room. The game room features a Pool Table, Air Hockey Table and Upright Video Game that includes 121 games for your enjoyment. Relax in the eight leather, reclining chairs, watching your favorite DVD's and take advantage of the Home Theatre room which features a video projection system onto a 9 X 12 ft screen.

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