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

23 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
7 nights


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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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Property Manager
Vicky Daly
Member since: 1999
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 27, 2016
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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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Catherineberg's Most Luxurious Villa among Famous Ruins and Best Views on Earth
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Island Stones = Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Island Stones Villa was perfect. It had everything we could possibly need and then some. The view was breathtaking, the house was clean and comfortable. Very private and lovely. Would definitely recommend this villa to everyone. You won't be disappointed. Property management were helpful and accommodating when needed.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Awesome Home with Awesome View

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic home with fantastic view of St John USVI, and the British Virgin Islands. The home has everything you need from giant game room, outdoor bar and grill, with fantastic infinity pool. Henry and Larissa from Sol Villas were absolutely 5 STAR. The worst part was having to leave! We will return soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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What a great place to escape reality.....

  • 5 of 5

Most in our west coast group had discovered St. John as an excursion off a cruise and just fell in love with beauty of the place, so after much research and discussion, we settled on booking a week at Island Stones Villa for a return trip. We were drawn to the place based upon the pictures posted on various web sites, but upon our arrival, it was hard to believe that the pictures did not do it justice. Truly, the most amazing views we have ever seen...and how fortunate it was to be able to spend an entire week in the spectacular retreat. All 6 couples had great rooms, each with their own unique views and all the privacy we needed. The outdoor showers were wonderful, the infinity pool is amazing (I spent serious time just leaning over the edge with a drink taking in the views). As with any property, there were a minor few appliance issues that came up, buy Henry responded right away and fixed them all. We had two fabulous dinners prepared at the Villa by Passion Fruit Chefs. Passion Fruit Chefs also provisioned the Villa with all we needed for breakfasts, most lunches, and 3 additional BBQ (best Mahi Mahi we have ever had!). We took day trips each day for snorkeling or boating, but other than, we mostly hung out at the Villa and enjoyed where we very great place!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Island Stones exceeded all expectations

  • 5 of 5

Island Stones has to be one of the best views on St. John's! The house is perfect for multiple couples or a large family. The private bedrooms, living room, and kitchen made for a comfortable stay. Larissa and Henry were very responsive and helped us arrange a private chef and boat charter. The infinity pool and view is worth price of admission alone!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Superbowl 2015- Fabulous Stay at Island Stones

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 12 stayed at Island Stones for our annual couples trip. The house is truly fabulous and with 6 King Suites all with private baths, it was perfect for our group. The pool area & views are spectacular and can't be beat. John & Vicky were great to work with and easy to contact, prompt responses to all emails. Larissa & Henry were there if we needed anything and we appreciated having someone to call upon 24/7. Highly recommend renting JEEPs well in advance. Our group rented 3 JEEPS and it was perfect. Larissa & Henry helped us with planning ahead for restaurants, personal chefs and daysails. We found St. John to have many great restaurants and visited many of them. Just a fabulous week and we hope to return one day. Don't hesitate to book this villa, you won' t regret it.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
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Beyond Expectations!

  • 5 of 5

We had a surprise 50th birthday for my wife. Six couples spent the week at this fabulous location! Henry and Larissa were exceptional and took care of all our needs from pre-trip throughout our stay!! Larissa even found us a pirate ship to charter for a day of sailing and snorkeling! Her restaurant recommendations were outstanding! The Island Stones' views are incredible! The rooms are fabulous with individual outside showers! Often the property doesn't live up to the pictures but in this case Island Stones is everything it is shown to be! Although we ate out, the kitchen is a chef's dream and we may bring in some local chef's for our next trip to Island Stones! (Oops, there goes my negotiating power!) I could go on for pages but suffice it to say Island Stones is magnificent! Thank you so much, John and Vicky for sharing your beautiful place. Henry and Larissa, you two are the best and thank you for becoming our new friends and helping make my lovely bride's 50th a forever moment!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
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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

Central 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
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 19 2016 - Nov 26 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Low Season
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 20 2016
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 21 2016 - Jan 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Jan 5 2017 - Apr 15 2017
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 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

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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Central Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 8000 sq. ft.
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
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
  • 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
  • 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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • 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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