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Jolly Diversion--Privacy in Paradise

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
5 nights


Point Rendezvous House Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 3-5

This two bedroom/two bath home is the ideal vacation retreat. Located in quiet Fish Bay, this home has all the amenities including an inside/ outdoor shower so that you can shower under the stars or sunlight.

The great room offers comfortable rattan furniture with a TV/VCR/DVD. The Dining area has a glass top dining table that can accommodate 6 guests. The kitchen is custom designed with a bar and bar stools for a quick breakfast before heading out to the beach. There are plenty of amenities in the kitchen for the cook including mixer, blender, pots, pans, and coffee grinder.

Off the great room is the main deck with chaise lounges, a gas grill, built in corner seating, and a large rectangular table for outside dining.

The home has an easterly exposure making it cool in the afternoon.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 1, 2016
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based on 9 traveler reviews

Jolly Diversion--Privacy in Paradise
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

Great, Quiet Slice of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Jolly Diversion was perfect. The pictures of the villa do not do it justice. It is in great condition. Very bright, clean, and breezy. My boyfriend and I stayed in the master bedroom. While there is no A/C, there are plenty of ceiling fans throughout the house and lots of through-breezes. Truthfully, we ended up putting on an additional lightweight blanket because we got chilly in the middle of the night. The views are lovely. The location is great - just a few minutes from the heart of town, but far enough to be peaceful and relaxing. The driveway is steep, but so are basically all driveways in St John, so nothing detracting there. Nancy, the property manager, is a treasure. My only constructive feedback would be to get sharper knives (or a knife sharpener!). They were super dull and made it hard to cut those limes for our evening cocktails. I would highly recommend this villa!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay, and that you found Jolly to be peaceful and relaxing. Sorry that you had a bit of trouble with the knives. There is a sharpener, but it is a rather modern design and perhaps it was overlooked as such. Hope to be able to accommodate you on a future trip to St John. Best Regards, Nadine & Bob
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Excellent stay at Jolly Diversion

  • 5 of 5

It was a pleasure to stay at Jolly Diversion over the holidays. The views from the home have to seen to be believed and the neighborhood is very quiet and lush. The house itself is very well-equipped with everything you may need incl some equipment for the beach which was much appreciated. Nadine was a pleasure to deal with and very responsive. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review and recommendation. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Jolly Diversion. Hope we can accommodate you again at a future date.
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Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Jolly Diversion helped make it a great vacation for my wife and I and our two young children (ages 7 and 2). This was our fourth trip to St John and this property has been the best value. Great views from the huge balcony and inside the home, complete privacy in a setting that feels safe with kids, located less than five minutes from town. The property is very clean and well-designed and, as others have stated, the pictures understate the interior. Well-equipped kitchen and laundry - they even have everything you need for the beach: beach towels and chairs, coolers, and a large bin of beach toys for the kids. No AC in the main living area but three large bay-facing patio doors, windows throughout, and elevated ceilings keep the house cool all day - not sure who travels to St John to sit in the AC anyhow:). Great place to enjoy coffee on the balcony in the morning (of course rum drinks later in the day) and then return to after a full day at the beach and exploring the island. Only downside was having to return to WI in Dec.. we'll be back.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review. So good to hear you had a great time, and your stay at Jolly was enjoyable. Hope to accommodate you and your family on another trip to the USVI in the future. Best to you and the family...... N & B Genesius Jolly Diversion Owners
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Jolly Good!

  • 4 of 5

We had an excellent stay and enjoyed coming home to the "Jolly" after a long day at the beach and exploring. We were a little concerned about the lack of AC but the evening and night breezes were a welcome relief. The home is well equiped, comfortable, not overly luxurious, just right.

The rental was exactly as described and I would recommend this rental to others. The driveway is steep but yet another adventure. Thanks to you and Nancy Hedlund at Caribe Havens! The rental was smooth and easy.

Tom Counts and Leigh Moser

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review, Tom & Leigh. So glad you enjoyed a great vacation on our bit of paradise, and hope you will return and stay at Jolly again.
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Beautiful, peaceful, quiet and relaxing....

  • 5 of 5

The property was beautiful and pleasantly much better than the the pictures shown on the web. The location was perfect and the views beyond words. The owner's and the manager were so helpful and accomodating. We felt very much at home and we had everything we needed. We enjoyed reading the journal stories of past renters where we found some of the best recommendations for restaurants and fun. We look forward to staying at Jolly Diversion again. It truly is a Home Away in paradise!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyable stay. Vista views as marvelous as advertised in photos. Very open comfortable living room with an entire wall of sliding glass doors to take in the views. Loved the upstairs outdoor shower attached to the bathroom with complete privacy for showering under the blue sky (or stars).

Nancy was a most helpful and available caretaker.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

7 Minutes to Cruz Bay (Downtown), and Ferry.

Other Activities: Boating, shopping, kayaking, parasailing, mini golf, the Virgin Islands Nat'l Park, Reef Bay trail is a short drive/hike.


Rates & Availability

Point Rendezvous House Rental Rates

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Apr 1 2016 - Nov 1 2016
5 night minimum stay
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5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.5%

Rates are based on party of 2 adults. Additional guests are $25 pp per night.
Minor children are not charged.

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Point Rendezvous House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • The upstairs bathroom has a unique stone shower, private but open to the sky.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • The master bedroom has a king bed and plenty of closet space with a private balcony overlooking the bay. The 2nd bedroom has twin beds, a full bath with shower and an air conditioner. The 2nd bedroom also has its own TV/DVD player and private deck, making the setup ideal for two couples or a family of 4.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Beautiful unobstructed view of the bay and Caribbean. On a clear night, the lights of St Croix are visible.

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