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Catherineberg's Most Luxurious Villa among Famous Ruins and Best Views on Earth

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 8,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps 2-12 with six air-conditioned king sized bedrooms and eight bathrooms.

Old St. John is still found in one place, Catherineberg. Island Stones is quaint and full of genuine artifacts yet is the most luxurious villa on this prized North Shore location. Located right in the middle of St. John's Virgin Islands National Park, the quiet sounds of birds, surf, and gentle breeze will lure into a sense of great relaxations. Views over Cinnamon and Maho Bay to Jost Van Dyke and Tortola are famous world over. The well traveled agree there may be no better views on earth and Island Stones views are the best on St. John.

From the sun drenched over sized pool deck and fabulous all glass tile infinity pool, to the amazing array of amenities and comforts, Island Stones is truly a special place to be remembered for a lifetime. The gourmet kitchen is equipped with the best appliances money can buy. The huge game room with pool table, real arcade videos, TV with X-Box, and bar is just a sampling of what is in store for you at Island Stones.

Game Room Features: Island Stones game and theater room is a huge free span 1,000 square feet of fun and thrills. Some of the features includes large screen high definition TV. 8' slate pool table. Foosball. Multiple video games. Dart board. Bay skylight looking thru the sun shelf pool. Beautiful tumbled travertine tile floor. And more. Be sure to view Island Stones pictures of the Game Room.

Exercise Room Features: Island Stones has a state of the art exercise room. This room features professional treadmill and elliptica plus 4 station 4 weight stack multi gym. With a stone refreshment bar and walk out to our beautiful gardens, your workouts in Paradise will be especially memorable. Be sure to visit the pictures of Island Stones Exercise Room.

More Details

Property Manager
Vicky Daly
Member since: 1999
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 15, 2017

Why Vicky Daly chose Estate Hammer Farm

While St John has always been our favorite place on earth, by far Catherineberg is the nicest location on all of St John. There are few prized parcels in this coveted location and you hardly know there is another property around. Located right in the middle of St John's north shore National Park, the views are some of the best on the planet. The convenience to the north shore beaches yet close to town is another factor in our choosing this location. The feel of Old St John with the nearby Catherineberg ruins adds a special uniqueness.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Island Stones will forever be the most special place on earth for my wife and I. We were married right on the pool deck May 1, 2010. If you think the pictures are beautiful, just wait until you see the views with your own eyes. It is a Grand Canyon type experience, only Caribbean style. I recommend the bumpy drive up John's Head Road for an utterly adventurous accent to paradise. For those less daring, it is easily accessible by the main road. This is the perfect villa for a couple or for a large group. We know because we did both during our 2 week stay. St John is an amazing island. It gets under your skin and stays with you. Having traveled all over the island a couple times now, we still haven't found a more beautiful setting than Island Stones. If you are looking for a place to appreciate the beauty and splendor of nature, don't hesitate to book Island Stones. Each of your guests (even 12) will have ample privacy due to the layout of the bedrooms. And for socializing, there is no better place than the pool deck, outside bar and patio. This villa is clean, private, comfortable and just can't say enough about those views. They will put you into a trance and take your breath away.

Thanks to the owners for taking such pride in this villa!

Love to Island Stones forever,

Erin and Billy
Apr 2010
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Estate Hammer Farm Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 8000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower , Powder room by pool
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Covered outdoor shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Covered outdoor shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Covered outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Indoor and Outdoor Shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Indoor and Outdoor Showers
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , Game Room half bath
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Catherineberg's Most Luxurious Villa among Famous Ruins and Best Views on Earth
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Minneapolis/St. Paul

Please take me back ....

  • 5 of 5

This property is absolutely wonderful, with potentially the best outdoor space we've ever stayed at. We stayed here from April 1-8 with another couple - needless to say, the four of us had MORE than enough space. The bedrooms are extremely private, & the baths plentiful. We enjoyed meals at the house, looking out over Jost, Tortola and Maho Bay. The view is simply beyond breathtaking ... and continues to change throughout the day. The home is in a TERRIFIC location to enjoy both the east end, northern beaches, Coral Bay and Cruz Bay. We have NEVER spent a full day at a home and one of the days, we spent our entire day at the house, floating around the pool, enjoying cocktails and lunch on the spacious pool deck, never getting enough of what truly may be the most beautiful view on earth. Thank you, from Minneapolis & Atlanta.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the fantastic review! Island Stones really is about that outdoor space and the one of a kind down island view. We're surrounded by national park so the view is almost entirely nature. I too love how the view changes throughout the day as you sit at the outdoor bar, lounge on the terrace or float in the pool. Come back soon!
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Shreveport, LA

Incredible Dream Vacation

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough how wonderful our stay was at "Island Stones". The amenities at the villa were second to none. The views throughout the property were postcard material. We had a group of 4 couples that all had outstanding master suites. Whether it was relaxing in and around the gorgeous pool, listening and playing music, or enjoying fun evenings in the game room, there was plenty to do for all. The location was perfect. We felt like we were in our own private hideaway, yet access to Cruz Bay and the north shore beaches was convenient. This was clearly a vacation for the ages and we are looking forward to a return trip to the island in the future. When we do, "Island Stones" will be our choice for accommodations.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We're thrilled every time we hear feedback like this and we continually work to ensure great experiences for our guests. See you in the future!
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Great property with amazing views.

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful family vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a view! Incredible property!

  • 5 of 5

The view is so wonderful, it is never the same as the sunlight and cloud shadows change. The saltwater pool was the place to stay, play, relax...... The property is surrounded by lush tropical plants, flowers, birds, and island sounds. Very private, there were other homes but you couldn't see them. The home has unique craftsmanship, very island style and tasteful, it is arranged in a neat way, each bedroom is situated with a feeling of privacy with private entrances and most have views. We found the home clean, the property manager and owners were very responsive whenever we had questions. There is an endless variety of activities on the island and the other islands, but coming back to the house and the pool was never disappointing.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the compliments! The changing view is something so special to us and amazes me every time after years. I hope we see you back!
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Better Than Advertised

  • 5 of 5

The pictures/description of Island Stones set expectations high. Were still blown away during the property tour. Have already inquired about renting again next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing place!!

  • 5 of 5

We have a group of friends that travel together and all have also been many places by ourselves. This is the most beautiful house and island we've ever been to!! Everything was perfect. The people were very friendly and easy to work with! Views to die for, even from your outdoor showers!! Would recommend this house to anyone!! Thank you for sharing this place with us!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Centerline and North Shore Roads
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: necessary

CInnamon Bay Beach, Trunk Bay Beach, Maho and Francis Beach, and all the North Shore St John National Park Beaches are just moments away. Walk to beautiful Catherineberg Ruins or for the hikers, walk to the beaches in about 15 minutes. Or hike to Reef Bay trail and a waterfall. A short ride down the hill in your 4WD Jeep will take you to Cinnamon Bay and all the best beaches on St. John. Centrally located and well away from North Shore and Centerline road noise, Island Stones is only minutes away from Cruz Bay, Coral Bay, Shopping, Fine Restaurants, and night life.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $450 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

Rates based on guests over 2 years of age.
Thanksgiving 9-12 guests $12,700. Holiday 9-12 guests $19,750.
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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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