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Beach by kayak or snorkel from your villa! 10 min hike oceanside. Peaceful & fun

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 bdrm 4 1/2 bath plus loft. Sleeps up to 8 adults and 2 children. 2 kitchens.

Affordable 4 bedroom Beach Walk Villa is located on one of St John’s most spectacular tropical reefs. Sleeps up to 10 guests if 2 children use the loft. Priced according to the number of guests, we will only rent to one group on the property at a time whether you have just two or up to ten people. Couples or teens using the lower level (we call it Aussie) have their own mini suite complete with second kitchen, living area, two bedrooms and two baths. The main upper level has two bedrooms, two and one half baths, and a fabulous Great Room surrounded by glass to let in the spectacular all around view. Open the screened large glass windows to hear the sound of the surf that you will never forget.

The fun really begins outside at Beach Walk. Our calm crystal clear water offers some of the best swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking on St John. We provide you with snorkel and mask and kayaks free of charge. You can swim, snorkel, kayak, or hike over to the beach at Chocolate Hole. We prefer to snorkel because the reef is teeming with beautiful, colorful sea life that you will not want to miss. The kids love searching for shells and hermit crabs along our shore.

You will not want a pool once you take just several steps and plunge into St John's best pool of all... the warm crystal clear waters just outside your door. Why have to drive every day to a crowded beach?

Relax in the hammock at the water’s edge and listen to the sounds of the Bay.

Outside Beach Walk Villa: *5 min from Cruz Bay *15 minute walk to Westin Resort - scuba; sail; beach bar & more *Chocolate Hole Beach a hike from the villa *Grill on Great Room deck * Kayaks on site * Snorkel gear & life jackets provided *Tropical Reef on location *Deck with chaise, beach chairs *Outside table & chairs *Oceanside Spa *Oceanside Hammock

Inside Beach Walk Villa: *4 bedrooms with full baths plus loft and half bath. *WiFi *Cable TV with DVD *Telephone *A/C throughout *iPod/iPhone dock *Full kitchen *Fresh linens * Beach towels & coolers *Washer/Dryer * Beds - 4 queens, 1 full futon, Sleeps up to 10. Lower level has second smaller kitchen and mini Great Room.

Owner Profile: John and Vicky purchased Beach Walk Villa after searching years for their perfect Oceanside retreat. Since their honeymoon at Caneel in 1993 they have been back over 100 times. Finally finding this gem was a dream come true. Come visit our beautiful seaside property and share this special part of St John. We believe you will take home wonderful memories that will last a lifetime.

More Details

Property Manager
John and Vicky Daly
Member since: 1999
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

About John and Vicky Daly

We are John and Vicky and are veterinarians in Virginia. We honeymooned on St John at Caneel in 1993 and have now returned over 100 times. We love to sail, snorkel, and listen to the sea breeze and surf just outside our panoramic windows at Beach Walk. Our daughter and dog also love Beach Walk. Especially exploring all the coral along the shore, finding hermit crabs, and spotting iguanas in the trees.

John and Vicky Daly purchased this villa in 2005

Why John and Vicky Daly chose Cruz Bay

One of St John's best locations due to being located adjacent to a magnificent Tropical Reef. Very convenient to groceries, shopping, restaurants, Cruz Bay, and the north shore beaches.

What makes this villa unique

Kayaks and Snorkel gear free of charge. Beach Walk is a rare find being located on some of St John's most beautiful waters. Swim and snorkel and kayak without always having to drive somewhere. The sounds and sights are remarkable at our waterside villa. The best pool on St John is our tropical reef right outside your door.

Guestbook comments from the manager

The villa is adorable and the a/c was wonderful but not needed at night, great during the day though. I loved how cozy this villa is, I also love being right on the water. I can see why you do love this villa so much.

In addition to the view I LOVED the wildlife, the salt pond is amazing. If you go out there at night with a flash light you can see hundreds of little shrimp and their eyes glow, it is the coolest thing I've ever seen. (yep, nature/animal geek on board) There were also all types of weird fish and crabs to be seen too. I never knew there was so much life in those salt ponds. Unbelievable... I loved it.

I also loved the iguanas and set up a little feeding time each day around 9 a.m. I have the coolest pictures and they really loved the oranges and bananas we put out for them. Again, the nature geek in me couldn't get enough of it and I enjoyed that as much as the view. Do me a favor and drop a banana or two for my little scaly friends next time your there. They were so neat to watch and really looked forward to their little meal.
Aug 2008
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Estate Chocolate Hole and Great Cruz Bay Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
  • Each full bath is accessed by the bedroom. Two indoor and two outdoor showers, vanity, courtesy shampoos and soap provided. Fresh towels provided as well as beach towels.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Full Bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Full Bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Bdrm 3 & 4 have full baths and mini Great Room suite.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Bdrm 3 & 4 have full baths and mini Great Room suite.
    Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Great for teens & children with views to the Great Room.
  • Bedrooms, Great Room and Loft are very comfortable and air conditioned. Fresh linens throughout, the villa is cleaned for your arrival. All 4 bedrooms have a full bath and the loft is near a half bath. 1st & 2nd bedrooms are adjacent to the main level Great Room with expansive views and sounds of the sea just 20' away. The lower level 3rd and 4th bedrooms have their own smaller Great Room perfect for fixing breakfast relaxing in the evening. The lower level has private entrance and will not be rented to outside groups beginning July 1, 2016. The entire property will be private to one rental party only regardless of size (2-10 people).
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • bay/sound
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Snorkel gear, life jackets, and kayaks are provided free of charge. Our pool is the crystal clear waters of the Bay just steps from your door. The best pool on the island! Our reef and variety of sea world life is well known to be among the best on St John!


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Beach by kayak or snorkel from your villa! 10 min hike oceanside. Peaceful & fun
average rating of 4.826087 based on 26 reviews


  • 5 of 5

First, Steve and Lisa were GREAT - they were extremely nice and helpful. Everything about the house was great - both secluded and convenient to everything. We enjoyed the two separate living quarters- our spoiled two teens got the big house and my wife and I downstairs everyone with their own bath. Nice to be on the water. Only negative is mosquitoes at times by water. Overall highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your stay! We're glad you enjoyed the convenience of our location and the ocean just steps away.
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Excellent Place to Unwind and just Kickback

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I stayed here the week of July 1, 2017. The house is very comfortable and great location on Chocolate Hole. We enjoyed everything about the property (except for the "no-see-ums" but no control over that). Lisa & Steve met us at the dock and helped us get our rental car as well as escorted us to the house and gave us an informative tour of how everything functions. It was great! Lisa had also prepared a little welcome bag with some wonderful seasonings, coffee, and maps of the island. A very nice touch making us feel very welcome. We would definitely recommend this place to others looking for a nice place to stay out of the hustle and bustle of Cruz Bay but still close enough to run into town to "hit" the local bakeries!!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The house was very comfortable and cozy. The view was fantastic.

  • 5 of 5

Beds were comfortable. Breathtaking view. We enjoyed using the kayaks and the snorkel gear. I appreciated the goodie bag with the local flavors they were great. The overall experience was wonderful and can't wait to visit again. Thank you for your hospitality

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great spot in amazing location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Beachwalk. Both the owner and the local manager were extremely accommodating and the villa was clean and well equipped. The location of the villa is extraordinary, completely surrounded by water. Unlike many villas, there was plenty to do on site-kayak, snorkel, hike and lounge. Although the place is fully air conditioned, we kept the windows open to enjoy the breeze and listened to the waves lap against the shore. The drive to the villa is probably the easiest of all villas we have stayed at on St John. In short, Beachwalk is a great villa!!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

we were escorted to the house in our rented Jeep. The House was clean and well stocked with items required for a beach stay. Steve and Lisa toured the house with us an explained all the important items. The driveway requires a skilled driver. The driveway patch appears to not be a legal rode. Driving on the Island can present challenges with driving on the left, hairpin turns and impatient St. John drivers. All in all we had a wonderful time despite this. There were an excessive amount of lights and it was a challenge to commit so many to memory. The cable/wifi/phone worked intermittently. Many of the doors had fingerprints. The ceiling fans were long over due for cleaning.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Home

  • 5 of 5

Beach Walk & Aussie Villa (daylight basement and upper floors of this location) are one of three Villas we rented for our wedding on St John. The owner and property manager were wonderful to work with, the accommodations are very comfortable and the home offers a perfect place for laid back island enjoyment. I've been on island every year for 15 years and highly recommend this home.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
St Thomas Cyril King (STT)
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Cruz Bay & Westin Resort
Nearest Ferry
2.5 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Cruz Bay & Westin Resort
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Chocolate Hole Beach
Car: recommended

Fun is the best way to describe Beach Walk. Sleeping up to ten with 4 bedrooms and sleep loft. Your kayaks and snorkel gear are on site and you'll want to get into that water just steps away every day. Get out for a nap in the hammock and listen to the surf. Count the types of fish and coral you see in our reef at Beach Walk. The water is crystal clear and refreshing. The very best pool on St John is the ocean itself at Beach Walk Villa.

St. John is famous for its natural unspoiled beauty. Beach Walk displays St. John at its finest, being located 20 feet from the clear beautiful waters of Chocolate Hole. Beach Walk is conveniently located only 5 minutes from the quaint town of Cruz Bay with its great shopping and restaurants. Also nearby is St. John national park and all the famous white sand beaches including Trunk Bay, Hawks Nest, Maho, and Francis.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $350 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

Rates based on guests over 2 years of age.
Thanksgiving and Christmas rates are for up to 6 guests. Please inquire for additional guests.
We encourage Saturday turnover unless previously arranged. Please inquire via email if you desire a different arrival/departure date.
There is a 3% convenience fee for credit card/PayPal transactions
Rent both Beach Walk and Aussie together (10 person maximum)

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.