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Ocean Front Villa Sopra Mare

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, sleeps 4

Sopra Mare (Above The Sea) is a stunning cliff villa, built on solid native rock set atop Maria Bluff with crashing surf below. This unique home offers gated privacy yet has a one mile level walking circuit on paved roads where you may sip your morning coffee and watch iguana's cross your path. The home is continually cooled by a slight gentle breeze which generally assures no biting insects. Less than five minutes to town of Cruz Bay which offers excellent jazz at several locations on Saturday and Sunday including the famous Beach Bar - partial setting for my book about St. John 'Keep Left.' Shopping and night life abound in Cruz Bay.

Your villa is a world apart from noise and traffic; yet three minutes to the Weston Hotel, it's sandy beach and great Sunday Brunches. Enjoy the song of the tree frogs late at night and wake to the hummingbirds making a feast on Sopra Mare flowers. Ceiling fans in all rooms and full individual frosty air conditioning in each bedroom.

More Details

Owner
Mike Mullen 'Mulley'
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 30, 2017

About Mike Mullen 'Mulley'

Sopra Mare (Above The Sea)is a stunning cliff home, built in 2009 on solid native rock set atop Maria Bluff with crashing surf below. This unique home offers gated privacy yet has a one mile level walking circuit on paved roads where you may sip your morning coffee and watch iguana's cross your path. The villa is continually cooled by a slight gentle breeze which generally assures no biting insects. Less than five minutes to town of Cruz Bay which offers excellent jazz at several locations on Saturday and Sunday including the famous Beach Bar - partial setting for my first book about St. John 'Keep Left.' Shopping and night life abound in Cruz Bay. Other features include full laundry, digital cable, two connections for your iPod or MP3 player, secure, wireless high-speed Internet access for your laptop.

Your villa is a world apart from noise and traffic; yet three minutes to the Westin Hotel, it's sandy beach and great Sunday Brunches. Enjoy the song of the treefrogs late at night and wake to the hummingbirds making a feast on Sopra Mare flowers. Ceiling fans in all rooms and full individual frosty air conditioning in each bedroom.

Laze away in the pool on colorful rafts or if it's the right time of year watch the Rolex Sailing Cup from the balconies with a cool beverage in your hand. Sopra Mare has everything you would expect from an island home; convenience, elegance and comfort.

Please also check out 'Mystery Villa,' a sister property under new construction at VRBO #465589 and follow the building process

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Mike Mullen 'Mulley' purchased this villa in 2009

Why Mike Mullen 'Mulley' chose St John

I actually got to St. John by mistake after over bidding at a charity event in Vail, Colorado about six years ago. This was the result of definitely drinking way too much wine by the time the auction began. By morning after they presented me with a bill for the event I had purchased two TV's, a shotgun, a pink Harley Davis Motorcycle and 7 nights in the Virgin Islands! But I have never been sorry about the trip and as a result it has led me on a long and winding road of adventure!

St. John is very unique, approximately 60% of the island is National Park with numerous hiking and walking trails. Old sugar plantations dot the island. The more than forty beaches are incredible, most with pure white sand. The Caribbean water is always warm and crystal clear, often you can see fifty feet down with an abundance of sea life. The people of St. John are exceptionally friendly and eager to help you enjoy your island experience.

What makes this villa unique

The home is secluded behind a private gate with zero steps to access - something nearly unheard of on St. John. Lush landscape awaits you and soon several lime and banana trees will provide a source for frosty drinks. The living room and master bedroom have a panorama twenty foot expansive view achieved by opening one set of folding doors. Complete entertainment with a 34' plasma TV, CD, DVD, IPOD system awaits your enjoyment and of course WIFI throughout. The kitchen has granite counters, stainless steel appliances and everything a chef would require to whip up a gourmet meal. Or you can dine al fresco under the stars on a Brown Jordan table and matching chairs. A stainless steel commercial radiant bbq with separate burner is steps away. As you are on the ocean its a great pleasure to occasionally see whales, dolphin and giant turtles swimming below you. Once night falls, watch the cruise ships slowly sail across your view on the way to their next foreign port. As you are facing directly south, the villa receives all day sun allowing the pool to remain at 80 degrees.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Stayed 7 days in October, 2009

We loved our stay at Sopra Mare! It was a beautiful house in a spectacular location. We look so forward to staying at Sopra Mare again the future and highly recommend this house to anyone looking to stay in St. John! Mary & Scott B, Columbia, SC
Oct 2009
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Amenities

Cruz Bay Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Half Bath - toilet , outdoor shower
  • Full Size Washer & Dryer on Main Level
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Couch Livingroom
  • All sleeping Areas in villa not outside
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(64 traveler reviews)

Ocean Front Villa Sopra Mare
average rating of 4.9375 based on 65 reviews
Middletown
5

Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Sopra Mare is one of the best Villa's we have rented in St. John. The location in Chocolate Hole makes it very convenient to head to town for dinner and gather all the groceries you need for your stay. The villa itself is beautiful with gorgeous water views and very quiet!! We enjoyed the pool every day after our beach adventures and relaxed with a drink at night. All the amenities we needed for a spectacular vacation were already there for us. We will definitely come back to this gem.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Sopra Mare

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful panoramic views, close in location, all you need for a beautiful vacation. Mike is a pleasure to deal with and his property manager, Jared, I'd right there if you need him. If you don't rent a car, it's easy to get taxis to take you around, especially at night after partying in Cruz Bay. It's a little piece of heaven perched on that hillside. We especially enjoyed the pool after a day of "beaching". Nice and relaxing...that's what we want!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sea Girt, NJ
5

A Little Piece of Heaven!!

  • 5 of 5

Sopra Mare is a beautiful waterfront villa, perched on a cliff overlooking the sea. The views from living room, bedroom, decks and patio are magnificent. On a clear day you can see St. Croix. The house was very comfortable and included every amenity we needed - beach chairs, rafts, snorkeling equipment, etc. We spent most days on the fabulous beaches at Maho or Francis, lunch at Skinny Legs and then chilling out by the pool with a Virgin Island IPA in the afternoon. Then dinners at one of the many great restaurants in Cruz Bay, a 5 minute ride away (Extra Virgin Bistro and LaTapa are our favorites, along with ZoZos out at Caneel Bay). We've been coming to St. John for over 20 years (obviously we love it) but this was our first time renting a house. Mulley made it very easy. He was great to deal with, and even had a chicken dinner and bottle of wine in the frig for our first night after the long trip down. A great place to chill out and relax with a good book. We would definitely go back.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures do not do this place justice.............you just have to see it for yourself! Totally laid back and relaxing.............quiet are but close to town. No traffic........great for morning walks followed by a dip in the pool! St John is fantastic! If you're not lying on a beach then your either driving through the jungle (VERY FUN) or at a bar. Definitely coming back here. Check out Bordo Mare....its even better!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lake Zurich, IL
5

Comfortable and Clean Villa with Amazing Views

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful villa! We loved every second our vacation on St John. The villa has everything you could need, and the views and pool are the highlights! The furniture and decor are tasteful and the villa is clean and comfortable. Our mornings were spent on the balcony sipping coffee watching the sunrise. Days were spent beach hopping. Preparing for our beach days away from the villa was easy since the beach chairs and coolers are provided at Sopra Mare. The location is convenient to getting to Cruz Bay for dinner or happy hour. The markets and Sam and Jacks Deli are also nearby for picking up grocery items or lunch. We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again and would recommend it to anyone looking for a wonderful stay on St John. The owner Mike and his team on St John are professional and easy to work with too! Hope to be back soon!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic place to kick back and relax in paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Sopra Mare is a beautiful space, with sweeping ocean views and amazing sunsets you can view from the deck or the pool. The villa had all the comforts of home for staying in, and all the extras for enjoying all the island beaches. The staff and owner are responsive and helpful, making every aspect of our nine day stay a true escape to paradise for our family. We can't wait to plan our next trip back!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
St. Thomas Cycil King
Nearest Barpub
1.2 Miles
Cruz Bay with Plenty of Them!
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Miles
Cruz Bay to Red Hook or Charlotte Amelia
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
St. Thomas
Nearest Motorway
0.7 Miles
Cruz Bay Road and Fish Bay Road
Nearest Restaurant
1.2 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Beach
0.8 Miles
Hart Bay, Westin
Car: recommended

Other Activities: boating, para-sailing

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Rates & Availability

Cruz Bay Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Apr 15 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Value Season 20% DISCOUNT!!!
Aug 19 2017 - Oct 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
Oct 7 2017 - Nov 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,475
 
 
Xmas/New Years
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
$5,950
 
 
Winter
Jan 6 2018 - Feb 9 2018
7 night minimum stay
$4,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
President's Holiday 1-4 Guests
Feb 10 2018 - Feb 23 2018
7 night minimum stay
$5,850
 
 
Winter
Feb 24 2018 - Apr 13 2018
7 night minimum stay
$4,475
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
Apr 14 2018 - Aug 10 2018
7 night minimum stay
$3,350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Value Season "25% DISCOUNT!!
Aug 11 2018 - Oct 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
Oct 6 2018 - Nov 16 2018
7 night minimum stay
$3,350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving 1-4 Guests
Nov 17 2018 - Nov 23 2018
7 night minimum stay
$3,495
 
 
Fall/Winter
Nov 24 2018 - Dec 21 2018
7 night minimum stay
$3,350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Xmas/New Years 1-4 GUESTS
Dec 22 2018 - Jan 4 2019
7 night minimum stay
$5,950
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$3,300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Security/Admin $90
Tax Rate 12.5%

Add $400 for Guests 3/4
Please add VI Hotel Tax 10% and $90 for Security/Admin

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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