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

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms7
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
villa
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6
Bathrooms
7
Half Baths
1
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.

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Property Manager
Vicky Daly
Member since: 1999
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 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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Amenities

Central Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 8000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • 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
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • 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
Outside:
  • 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
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • 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

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

Catherineberg's Most Luxurious Villa among Famous Ruins and Best Views on Earth
average rating of 4.72 based on 26 reviews
5

A Dream Come True

  • 5 of 5

Island Stones is a Villa out of a story book. There were 12 of us, ranging in age from 32-61 and we all agree our stay in this Villa was like a dream come true. From the views, to the amenities, to the attention to our requests. During our stay we asked for beach chairs, snorkel equipment a couple repairs all were delivered or completed within hours of our request. Henry, who is in charge of maintenance, truly did everything possible to make our visit to Island Stones as comfortable as possible. And he succeeded!

This trip was in celebration of mine and my husbands 10 year anniversary. We were married on St. John and most of this same group was with us in 2004 and although the villa we rented then was also stupendous, Island Stones wins the prize. We have always done all of our own shopping and cooking during these trips. Island Stones made this an easy task for 12. The veranda and the bar area is such a wonderful place for gathering and just having fun. The Wifi was great, we were able to hook up our Iphones, play our music, dance and enjoy. During the days, after returning from the beach, we would take to the pool for a late afternoon dip along with afternoon cocktails. How fun!

As for the house itself, wow! The bedrooms are nicely separated and you have a lot of privacy. Everyone loved their outside showers and as I briefly mentioned already, the kitchen and all the amenities made storing all the food and cooking a breeze.

As others have mentioned in their reviews, renting a four wheel vehicle is necessary. Although a taxi will come down the road, it makes it much easier to just drive yourself. We rented three (3) Jeeps between the twelve of us and that worked out perfectly.

If you are one of the lucky ones who gets a chance to rent this wonderful villa, we hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ringgold, GA
5

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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5

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
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

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
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

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 were....at very great place!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

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
Cinnamon
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.

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Rates & Availability

Central Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Jan 5 2017 - Apr 15 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$8,295
 
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
$6,720
 
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
$11,130
 
 
Low Season
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 19 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$6,720
 
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
$20,700
 
 
High Season
Jan 7 2018 - Apr 15 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$8,295
 
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
$6,720
 
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
$11,130
 
 
Low Season
Nov 24 2018 - Dec 21 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$6,720
 
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
$20,700
 

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.
There is a 3% convenience fee for credit card/PayPal transactions.

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