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Debra Layne

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

Aug/Sept 15% off! Blue Agave- Dazzling Sunsets, Sunny Pool, Panoramic Ocean View

57 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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Overview

St John Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 8). Discounts for less than 4 bedrooms.

CLICK on the video link upper left in the photo of the pool on the home page. A video says a thousand words!!! You can use "book it now" button or I am happy to talk to you personally.

In the category of the ocean view homes/villas on St John, Blue Agave Villa has location, location, location! There are discounts for the use of less than 4 bedrooms. Blue Agave Villa was completed in late 2009 on the best lot in Chocolate Hole. Blue Agave Villa has unparalleled privacy and A+ class ocean views! Our bedrooms are unexpectedly spacious with large ensuite bathrooms. Blue Agave was designed by a famous St John architect with outdoor living in mind by encompassing the pool and HUGE white travertine decks as the focal points of the modern island style villa.

A fabulous fact is that Blue Agave is on the sunny, dry, SOUTH side of St. John. It is low enough to hear the waves in Hart Bay, but high enough to have a 150 degree spectacular ocean view. Last year, a family friend arrived in darkness. In the morning we found her crying with happiness on the deck, sobbing that she had never seen such a breathtaking view.

The view from Blue Agave is of four St John bays from Hart Bay to Cruz Bay and the islands of Pillsbury Sound to the west. In the distance you will be able to see St. Croix and St. Thomas.

Year round spectacular sunset viewing on the pool deck is one the many pleasures awaiting you. Our family routine is that we are always home for sunsets and the ohhs and ahhs they bring.

The romantic twinkling lights of St Thomas will bedazzle you and your loved ones at night while you sip drinks, chat , and play games under the fans of the outdoor gallery. Our villa faces into the gentle, cooling trade winds.

Relax on the deck with a drink in your hand while you watch boats sail in the azure waters. From the extremely spacious deck, the sun arcs across the Caribbean Sea giving you ALL DAY sun at the pool. The two covered gazebos allow a choice of sun or shade at any time of the day. The view is magnificent from any spot.

The air conditioned bedrooms are unexpectantly large and beautifully decorated. Each room has a spacious in suite bath with a large architectural designed walk in shower. There are 3 king beds (one of which can be converted to two twins) and one queen bed. The mattresses are new and comfortable. Large windows allow for great airflow and views from every room.

The kitchen has the amenities that you have in your home. We dine in more than we dine out, since we have a better view than any restaurant on St John. We enjoy the casual dining style of grilling fresh fish on the deck while we visit with each other.

The owners of Blue Agave enjoy tropical plants and flowers. You will be delighted by the color and floral fragrances of Frangipani and Jasmine. Look for orchids in the trees. Other flowers include allemande, heliconia, Cinderella flower, bird of paradise, bougainvillea, red jatropha, dropping tears, hibiscus, ixora, and ginger to name a few.

Three large coconut trees give privacy from the dead end road to the pool, so that you can enjoy the pool in total privacy. Our lot is huge with magnificant landscaping. You cannot see any neighboring homes from the villa. Blue Agave will provide a relaxing romantic vacation for two and yet can accommodate a very small family event such as a wedding or reunion. Neighboring homes can be rented for additional guests.

St John is a friendly, laid back island. 'Chillin' is the term used for relaxing here. Blue Agave Villa is so self-contained that you can enjoy being holed up in the villa poolside for days enjoying rest, rejuvenation and relaxation. (The closest grocery store is 2 minutes away.) When you do venture out, the beaches, world famous snorkling, and restaurants will delight you.

We have wireless internet and are located so that we have US cell phone service. Due to the terrain, this is rare on the island.

You can be away, but be connected.

Enjoyment is ready to be had at Blue Agave Villa, St John in America's Paradise! Please read our guest reviews.

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Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Debra Layne (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

About Debra Layne

We have been in Colorado since 1977 and have had a very rewarding life here. We have raised two great sons and enjoy living in the foothills outside of Boulder.

Debra Layne purchased this villa in 2006

Why Debra Layne chose St John

We first went to St Thomas/St John in 1978 and had a enjoyable time especially on 'Tony's Taxi'. We returned to St John for a week at Cinnamon Bay with our sons. Everything about our trip was excellent. The lovely beaches, great snorkeling and water sports, and the taxi driver who gave us a tour of the island made our visits the best vacations ever. For the past 7 years we have been visiting friends on St John and decided that we should be a part of the island. The island is so safe and the locals are welcoming.

What makes this villa unique

The Sunsets are incredible. A green flash can be seen when it sets on the water. We enjoy being outdoors, so the villa is designed to enjoy the breathtaking ocean views while swimming, reading, sunning, dining and relaxing. Visiting the beaches, Mahi sandwiches at Skinny Legs, the Full Moon party at Miss Lucy's and seeing our friends on island makes the trip to St John worth traveling all the way from Colorado.

Reviews

5
based on 57 traveler reviews

Aug/Sept 15% off! Blue Agave- Dazzling Sunsets, Sunny Pool, Panoramic Ocean View
average rating of 5.0 based on 57 reviews
5

Views

  • 5 of 5

3rd trip to St. John, 1st time at Blue Agave. Best trip yet! This villa is close to everything and has incredible views of St. Thomas, and sunsets. Also could see St. Croix on clear days. Grocery store very close. Pool was great and individual rooms were private. Deer in front yard and plenty of bird watching. Kitchen had all the amenities of home. Can't beat Blue Agave for the price and location.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that your 3rd trip to St John was the Best Yet. See you next year!
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5

Spectacular

  • 5 of 5

We researched extensively before deciding on Blue Agave for our trip to St. John. Our experience was even better than the description in the website. The owners and property manager were so kind and helpful in their suggestions, and the outdoor living space was just spectacular and so spacious. The views! Wow!! We didn't want to leave. We had coffee and breakfast outside each morning. Blue Agave is in a perfect location on the island. We explored different beaches and hiking trails each day and made it back for a late dinner, swim, and sunset. We had a little rain one day and were still able to be outside because of the way the outdoor space is designed. If I could think of an ideal USVI vacation home, this would be it. Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you had a spectacular experience at Blue Agave villa.
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Golden, CO
5

Best beach vacation

  • 5 of 5

I've watched sunsets in Hawaii, Jamaica, Turks & Caicos, Bahamas, Puerto Vallarta, Cancun and California, and none of them match the view we had from the spacious patio at Blue Agave this past April week. Even better, we watched from the upper-deck pool, with a completely unencumbered view of the bays of St. John's below. I can't imagine a better island vacation base. The half-dozen beaches we visited were small, intimate, uncrowded and nothing but clean white sand, thanks to the national-park influence. The park guides offer great hiking tours -- don't miss the Reef Bay Trail, which includes historic sugar mill ruins, petroglyphs and return by boat. I was pleasantly surprised by the great night-life options for food and cocktails. Woody's, the Beach Bar, Skinny Legs are great spots to get started, and we had great meals at Margaritas, Rhumbline (awesome pad thai) and Spyglass. Two nights we grilled mahi mahi on the Blue Agave deck -- the perfect place to relax. Our group filled three of the four bedrooms. When we weren't at the beach, we spent all of our time on the travertine-covered patio with lots of room and lounges to spread out, watch for iguanas in the trees, talk and party. The rooms are all updated with flat screens and wireless. Very private. Best of all, the owners are meticulous about keeping the rooms clean and the property tidy. Bottomline: This is the best beach vacation I've enjoyed.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad that you and Mike enjoyed your second vacation to Blue Agave.
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5

Spring Break 2016

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent a week at Blue Agave and couldn't have been more pleased with the house and location. Blue Agave was fully equipped house with wonderful views and very comfortable bedding and rooms. We would strongly recommend the house and if we return to St John this will be our choice .

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed Blue Agave so much. Thank you for choosing our home for your vacation in America's paradise. We are looking out the window at 2 feet of snow in Colorado. We are seriously missing Blue Agave.
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Chatham Ontario
5

OnBon

  • 5 of 5

Had a beautiful pre Christmas vacation at Blue Agave. Weather was fabulous. Blue Agave great place to call home for the week. Went with one other couple and having privacy of bedrooms with private bathrooms was great. After our days of visiting a different beach every day it was nice to relax for happy hour enjoying the warm breezes and spectacular view. Blue agave was well maintained and exceptionally clean. A great advantage is that it is so close to town. St. John is one of most beautiful places in the world, we would love to go back and would definatly stay at Blue Agave

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We hope that you are able to return soon. We also hope that you will remember the view and warmth on cold days to get you through the winter.
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Santa Cruz California
5

Best place on the Island

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Blue Agave for three trips now and every time we cannot get over how wonderful and comfortable the home is. We never want to leave, between the pool and ocean breeze and the VIEW....wow. We choose to stay home and fix dinner most nights just to take in the exquisite view as much as possible before we have to go home. We highly recommend this home to anyone wanting to stay in St. John....you will NOT be disappointed!!! We had a group of people with us who had walkers and we're not able to get around easily and they stayed on the main level and found it so easy to get around....we will continue coming back to this beautiful home as long as we are able!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ted and I are so happy that you have been able to return again to Blue Agave and St John. We hope that you are able to return many more times with your friends and family. We are both physical therapists, so it was important for us that our home be accessible for people of all ages on the pool deck and living area.
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Map

Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Saint Thomas, USVI
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Beach Bar
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
St Thomas
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Chocolate
Car: necessary

Bird Watching, Tropical Gardens

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Rates & Availability

Chocolate Hole Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season 2016
Apr 16 2016 - Dec 23 2016
6 night minimum stay
$3,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Year
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 7 2017
1 night minimum stay
$7,500
 
 
High Season 2017
Jan 8 2017 - Apr 15 2017
6 night minimum stay
$5,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season 2017
Apr 16 2017 - Dec 22 2017
6 night minimum stay
$3,600
 
 
Christmas 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
$7,500
 
 
High Season 2018
Jan 7 2018 - Apr 7 2018
6 night minimum stay
$5,600
 
 
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
$3,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.5%

Payments are made directly to owner.
Saturday to Saturday rentals are preferred.
Base price is for three bedrooms. Add $30 per person per night for 4th bedroom.
8 persons maximum.
Max 2 persons per bedroom. (Exceptions for small children)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

St John Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (3) 3 bedrooms have king beds. One of the king beds can be converted into 2 twins., Queen size Beds (1) 1 bedroom has queen bed, Baby Cribs (1) Pack and Play
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
DVD player and TV in each garden level bedroom US Cell Phone Coverage is accessible (cell coverage at other homes is rare due to mountains-we have a great location) Property Manager will meet guests at the Ferry Dock in Cruz Bay or Car Barge at Enigh Pond (also in Cruz Bay)

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