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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
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Private Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub


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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2017

Why Vicky Daly chose St John

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
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

Catherineberg's Most Luxurious Villa among Famous Ruins and Best Views on Earth
average rating of 4.7586207 based on 30 reviews
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: Mar 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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Don't Make Me Leave

  • 5 of 5

We had six couples that traveled together for the first time. This house was perfect as it allowed each couple some privacy (not only from each other but from neighbors as well) yet there was plenty of common space to relax together. The outside bar and the nice deep pool with the amazing view of cinnamon bay was the most popular spot. Upon arrival the home was fresh and clean and each room had a welcome set up. Not only did the kitchen have everything we needed but there were beach chairs, beach towels, floats for the pool, snorkel gear, cooler for the beach, and so many more small amenities to make our stay comfortable. The outdoor showers were fun (although some women did take a few days to get used to them).

The game room was great for the short rainy times. The drive to the supermarket is not bad. Recommend a jeep or SUV if entering from Route 10.

The grounds and the pool were beautifully maintained. Having the headset/speaker connection out by the pool bar for our music was perfect. Finding light switches made for an interesting "scavenger" hunt type game - lol!

The home truly has a breath taking view, the outdoor showers are liberating and the hill provides great cardio exercise. The is just far enough away from town to give a truly tropical get a way yet close enough to make quick runs into town. I can't wait to go back again.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome vacation. Rent A Jeep !

  • 5 of 5

Excellent stay in many respects ! Visited with my adult children - so 3 couples. The view of course is spectacular. The rooms are all so lovely it was difficult to choose which to use. House was immaculate, and Erickson was a great help with arrival orientation and questions. Even though there are numerous snorkeling sights and other activities and restaurants you should definitely allow lots of time for enjoying this wonderful villa. Buy supplies and eat in - lunch, dinner, relaxing. We took a couple of days "off" and just stayed at the villa - fanatastic ! RENT A JEEP ! We have stayed on St. John before and rented elsewhere so we were familiar with the roads, driving on the left, etc. What caught us unaware was the lengthy drive off the Center Line Road to the property. We had rented an SUV and a Nissan Altima. The SUV was fine but the poor Altima had great difficulty negotiating the moonscape approach to the property. There are severe dips, bumps, and rock outcroppings that a low clearance vehicle is not equipped to handle. RENT A JEEP ! Thank you to John (the owner) for checking in on us during the stay to make sure all was going well. Power went out several times but the onsite generator worked beautifully and kicked in very quickly. We are absolutely looking forward to staying again in the hopefully not too distant future.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Island Stones delivered the amazing views it promised! Our group of 10 enjoyed the celebration of some special birthdays in this amazing Villa. There is plenty of space in the kitchen/great room to socialize and prepare meals. The outdoor living space was perfect for us all to hang out, day and evening. Would highly recommend, especially for this size group.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ringgold, GA

Nothing beats Island Stones

  • 5 of 5

As I sit here at the pool writing this review I have to brag on the view. The pics don't do it justice! The outside bar, the lounge chairs, the infinity pool, all overlooking the most gorgeous beach below. I've been to STJ many times and stayed in many different villas but this goes down as my favorite, by far! The beds are comfy, linens are great, well stocked kitchen, beautiful bathrooms, outdoor showers, & gorgeous stonework every where you turn. The house was spotless when we arrived and check in process went smooth. We never want to leave Island Stones! Thank you for this amazing villa to spend Christmas with family!

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Roach Motel, Sub-Par Maintenance--BEWARE!!!

  • 1 of 5

Roach Motel and Poorly Maintained--BEWARE!!!

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Having been a vrbo renter without incident for the last 10 years, imagine our shock, disappointment and disgust to show up for what was supposed to have been Thanksgiving in paradise only to find an ill-maintained house INFESTED with roaches (and I am from New York City so I know from where I speak!). Dead ones, lives ones, they were everyone--in the kitchen, the bathrooms, the bedrooms...! When I called the property manager to complain, a handyman was sent over and handed us a can of Raid and 4 roach traps--seriously? There was no follow up beyond that until I called again the next day, at which point I was passed on to our contact person's boss. After calling her, she came over and sprayed 4 cans of Raid (which I only knew because I had to call her yet again, that she asked me if the roach situation had improved). It got so unbearable, that the friends we were sharing the house with, a family of 5, had to leave and stay at a hotel for the duration of our stay! Property management was made aware of this and yet, there was no offer to move us to another property or hotel, no offer to comp our friends stay at the hotel, no attempt to send over a pest control company, and NO FOLLOW UP FROM THE OWNER OF THE HOUSE! When I spoke with the property manger on our next to last day, she told me that in her 37 years on the island, she had never seen a roach infestation of such magnitude. She compared it to the "twilight zone" and said that "we deserved compensation big time". Suffice it to say, this whole situation tremendously impacted our trip--we were all so uncomfortable in the house that we did everything we could not to spend time there (which is the opposite of what you want to do when you spend an exorbitant amount of money for a house).

After returning home, I was in contact with the owner of the house who decided to bring in a pest control company (note: this did not happen DURING our stay, but AFTER the fact--once I was asking for some form of compensation). According to pest control, the roach situation was an act of nature, due to the rain. Given that information, it was very curious that NOWHERE else on the island did we see even a single roach--not at any resort, restaurant, store or on any hikes! I don't know what was worse--the fact that our very expensive and long-anticipated trip was essentially ruined due to lack of upkeep or the owners utter lack of concern and cavalier attitude,

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We've been in touch with this guest quite a few times and take their disappointment very seriously. Of course it is our top priority for every guest to have the best vacation possible and we've had hundreds of delighted renters over the years, as you can see from other reviews. We have a regular pest control program and happened to have a thorough rodent inspection about a month prior to the guests arrival. The incident was unusual, as I'll explain, and did not originate from within the house. First, I cannot help but point out that we did offer significant compensation even though the situation originated outside of our control. They refused the offer, stating that they'd post this sort of review unless almost their entire vacation was paid for. Given the circumstances we did not find that to be at all fair. Aside from our maintenance personnel and pest control visiting the house and working with the problem several times during the stay we had the owner of HMS Pest Control, a certified specialist on island who is not affiliated with our normal company, investigate our property because of this incident to determine what was going on. We had never received this sort of response before and needed to reach the bottom of it. As it turns out, because the island underwent an unusually prolonged and heavy period of rain a certain species sometimes is driven out of their nest and are attracted to light. They can essentially swarm a house. It's not that common but did happen at other houses, according to our specialist, during this time. There was no infestation from within the house itself and occurred because of outside circumstances. The issue is completely under control and the following guests were very happy with the house. We've also taken additional steps beyond the norm to ensure that we remain one of the best vacation spots on St. John. I wish the reviewer all the best for their future vacations.
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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

Estate Hammer Farm Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season
Apr 16 2017 - Nov 17 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $79 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving up to 8 guests
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Low Season
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 19 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $79 per night, per additional guest
Holiday up to 12 guests
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 6 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Jan 7 2018 - Apr 15 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $158 per night, per additional guest
Low Season
Apr 16 2018 - Nov 16 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $79 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving up to 12 guests
Nov 17 2018 - Nov 23 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Low Season
Nov 24 2018 - Dec 21 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $79 per night, per additional guest
Holiday up to 12 guests
Dec 22 2018 - Jan 4 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $375 + 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.
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