Villa: Fully equipped villa suites; sleeps 2 - 4 guests
Why Leslie chose Estate Enighed
We stayed at the Villa on our very first trip to St. John and through the years we went from villa to condo, all over the island in search of the best villa rental location on St. John. We ended up coming full circle, back to 'Aqua Bay', the best of both worlds, offering our guests both privacy in a lovely neighborhood and close proximity to the charming village of Cruz Bay.
What makes this Villa unique
In addition to the location, many of the views are wonderful! One really feels you are living on the island; upon waking up and bringing your coffee or herbal tea out to the veranda to watch the island 'wake-up' and the boats go by, all through out the day; whether you head to the gorgeous beaches nearby or relax at 'home' by the pool. In the evening, it is fun to walk to town and enjoy the many scrumptious restaurants or just prepare a wonderful dinner in your own kitchen and end the day watching the sun set and the stars appearing above.
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.
Another fabulous stay at Aqua Bay Villas
This was my third stay in Aqua Bay Villas (my longest at 10 days…next year 14 hopefully). I have stayed in two of the four units, L' Isle Amour and Dolphina. Both were wonderful in every way and feel like home away from home. There have been many improvements over the last few years and the Wi-fi worked great for the entire vacation this year. I could go on and on about how great the on island manager Dena is, and how the units are provisioned and how the owners are super kind and responsive, but most of the reviews have already made that quite clear.
I think I would say that the place is very special and creates a feeling of peace and harmony to the occupants. I haven’t slept this great in months.
The short walk into town is extremely enjoyable either day or night and I found myself doing it several times each day. Our days consisted of snorkeling and swimming either at Frank Bay 0r Salomon and Honeymoon Bay which we would hike to via the Lind Point Trail. Other days we would either take the $1 Vitran Bus (from the Ferry Terminal) to Salt Pond or Coral Bay or the regular taxis to the Northshore beaches. When we rented a car we went out to Sloop Jones Art studio and purchased a beautiful scarf. And once out on the east end we went to Hansen Beach where on Sunday they had a nice bbq and beach bar (along with good snorkeling).
The days went on like this. It is an easy life at Aqua Bay. Swims in the pool, lunch bbq on the deck, hikes, bird and iguana watching, happy hours at Joe's Rum hut, the Beach Bar and High Tide, etc. Everything I love about St. John.
So, I highly recommend Aqua Bay Villas. Besides being a wonderful place, I think it is one of the best valued villas in the Frank Bay area. Thanks Leslie and Theo again for a great vacation stay!
Thank you so much for the great review and your kind words! We loved hearing about your daily adventures around the island and relaxing days and nights at the villa!
We are so happy that you two experienced the positive energy at the villa, it is very special! Frank Bay has a lovely neighborhood, it is a close proximity to town yet nice and peaceful.
Dena is wonderful, we are very lucky that she is one of our property managers! They are very caring, fun and knowledgable too.
We are excited that you may be returning for two weeks next year. We love having the two of you stay every year and we are grateful for you, our wonderful guests! Thank you again!
This was our first time visiting St. John. This villa is everything you might hope for and more. It is close enough to town that you can walk and yet the area of the villa is so very peaceful and safe. The villa itself has more than enough space for two comfortably speaking. We stayed in Dolphina, the best! I did look in the other windows and doors and the three other villas look beautiful as well. The bed was very comfortable, Wi fi works well. Can also walk to Frank Bay and even snorkle or swim there, I did early morning when we first arrived. We walked and took the safari taxi the first few days and then rented a car, so there really is easy access. And the safari taxi goes most places. There is a little gift shop at Gallows Pt which is very near the villa that has a few convenient items if you prefer not to walk to town, very, very close. Can rent stuff here as well.
Leslie, the owner is most gracious and so accessable and easy to work with. I have used VRBO for over five years, cannot say enough about her professionalism. I cooked at least two meals a day and I can say the kitchen is supplied amply to support cooking.
One of the nicest ammenities is the veranda. It is most relaxing after a long day at the beach with beautiful views of Frank Bay. I highly recommend this villa.
Hello Kathy & John,
Thank you so much for your wonderful review and kind words! We know what you mean about Dolphina's veranda; whether dining alfresco or just relaxing while taking in the view, it is one of the favorite locations at the villa.
It sounds like you are a very good cook and found the kitchen had everything you needed as well. St. John has so many excellent restaurants however it is so nice to be able to "just stay home" and relax over a delicious meal.
We are so happy that you enjoyed Aqua Bay and had a great vacation! We really appreciate our guests as well as the time they take to write a super review, thank you again!
Kindest regards, Leslie & Theo
Paradise on Earth
This is the 5th year we have come back to St.John and would stay no where else but Aqua Bay Villas. People ask us why we don't try staying at some other locations and my response is always, why. If you find a place that has everything you need, has breathtaking views, perfect accommodations, provides walking access to the beach, restaurants, beach bars, shopping, snorkeling and just about anything else you could need on a Caribbean island as well as privacy with a pool why look somewhere else. I consider the Aqua Bay Villas like s fine bottle of wine, it gets better each year we return. Leslie and Toby are very caring property owners who go out of their way to ensure your every need is met. They have two very caring property managers in Dena and Todd who keep the property looking like a perfect Key West hideaway. I cannot say enough about how satisfied my wife and I are with each visit. Thank you Leslie and Toby for sharing your paradise with us each year.
Wonderful Sisters vacation
The villa, L' Isle Amour was wonderful in every way.
We got into St. John late at night, having stopped in St. Thomas on our way and spending more time than we expected to. The on island manager, Robin had texted us and said she would make sure the key was there and the lights were left on. That came in handy.
We settled in and found everything we needed and felt at home immediately. That first morning waking up to a place we had not yet seen in the daylight was so pleasant. The birds singing, the various islands sounds of nature, the views of the salt pond and St. Thomas were enough to drag us out of bed to start our day.
A short walk into town to provision the place with some food and drink and then off to Honeymoon Bay for a snorkel and swim.
The days went on like this. It is an easy life at Aqua Bay. Swims in the pool, lunch bbq on the deck, hikes, trips to BVI's, happy hours at Woody's, Castaways, Joe's Rum hut, etc. Everything I love about St. John.
I highly recommend Aqua Bay. The management is very responsive and the place is beautiful and oh so convenient to town. Thanks Leslie for a great vacation stay!
Perfect, Perfect, Perfect!
On a recent wonderful visit to St. John, we stayed at Aqua Bay Villas for week and we couldn’t have been happier with the accommodations. The owners and property manager were extremely helpful from booking through checkout, which made our stay seamless. The villas themselves were equipped with every amenity possible, including beach essentials such as chairs and coolers, which not only enhances your beach time, but will also save you money in lieu of renting these items. We loved the beautiful interiors, extending into spacious outdoor spaces, with absolutely amazing ocean views. Lastly, I can’t stress how perfect the location of the villas is. The heart of Cruz Bay is a stone throw away, where we walked to restaurants, shops, and bars everyday in minutes! We definitely plan on coming back to St. John and would not stay anywhere else except Aqua Bay!
A beautiful Villa on St. John, USVI
Aqua Bay Villa exceeded all of our expectations!!! The villa is spacious and beautifully decorated. Conviently located to downtown Cruz Bay (a short walk) and a few steps from Frank Bay which has some of the most amazing sunsets you will ever see. The owners are very accesible and will make sure your stay will be a memorable experience. Their management and cleaning team are exceptional. We have been to this beautiful island over 20 times and Aqua Bay Villa is by far the nicest property we have had the pleasure to rent.
The beaches and the Virgin Islands National Park are just minutes away, the Villa's verandas overlook the Audobon Bird Pond and the ocean beyond, walk to town and enjoy shopping, watersports and the many wonderful restaurants.