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Welcome to Villa Tropical Orchid, a serene escape perfect for a couple or single traveler. This exquisite, top floor villa boasting vaulted ceilings is a one bedroom/one bathroom with shower.
The bedroom is romantically appointed with a hand-carved mahogany, queen, four poster bed, with a vanity sink, seating area and direct access to the veranda. The living area offers a comfortable seating area, and fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher. If desired there is air conditioning. However, the trade winds offer an airy, cool breeze if you prefer not to use the air conditioning.
Villa Tropical Orchid has a veranda that overlooks the hills with spectacular ocean views facing South towards Saint Croix, the islands of Frenchman's Cap and Little St James. In addition, there is a private patio with a secluded hot tub and a BBQ Grill located off the kitchen.
I have provided for you: Beach towels, beach Chairs, cooler, hairdryer, iron and ironing board.
After a day at the beach and exploring the island, sit back, have a glass of wine, and breathe in the sights of the ocean from your private patio or SPA.
This Villa is for two adults only, not appropriate for children. This is a non-smoking facility.
We are located only 1.2 miles from the town of Cruz Bay and about 3 minutes to the North Shore beaches. For those who rent a car there is private, off-street parking for you.
Saint John is known for the 4-wheel drive Jeeps. Fun driving up and down roads, around curves at slow speeds of 20 to 30 miles per hour. If you prefer a Standard rental car, the roads to the Studio are new and easy to drive.
For travel by taxi, taxi's are ready at the ferry dock to take you up the hill to your Villa. Travel by taxi is easy once on the island, no need to rent a car. Telephone numbers of taxi drivers are posted in your studio.Beautiful beaches are easy to access and within minutes from your Villa.
The closest beaches and ocean front dining is a short drive down the hill to Great Cruz Bay and the Westin Resort.
Chocolate Hole less than .5 mile
Hawksnest Beach is 3.5 miles
Honeymoon Beach is 4 miles
Trunk Bay is 4.5 miles
Cinnamon Bay is 4.5 miles
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I fell in love with St John, the gem of the islands. For many years, our summer home was on Madeline Island in Wisconsin on Lake Superior. St. John became the perfect island winter home for us. We filled our days with beach-combing, snorkeling, hiking the National Park trails and learning the island history. Building our home here was a big adventure. I have completed the dream and I want to share it with you.
This island has been my home for 28 years and I have had the honor to host guests for many of these years. I love to hear their stories and share mine.
Jackie M purchased this villa in 2009
The beautiful view and trade winds above Great Cruz Bay took our heart away at first site. What a Caribbean island!
Come be my guest and tell me your story. Why did you come to St John? I live on site and will be here to answer any questions or at the end of your day, a solute and toast on the veranda to a beautiful sunset over the twinkling lights of the islands. Cheers!
I live on the property so that I can further ensure a relaxing and wonderful vacation experience for you.
What is nice about our home is the great uplifting feelings of dreams coming true, the soft breeze of the trade winds, cool nights on your sun-kissed skin and stargazing from the veranda. The peaceful surroundings, the sounds of nature, and the spectacular ocean views will take your breath away!
Close to the town of Cruz Bay and a short drive to the most beautiful beaches in the world. Grocery stores, restaurants and take-out food are available only a few minutes away. The Westin Resort welcomes outside guests and offers dinning on the beach, gift stores, tennis, spa, gym and water aerobics. Spend a day of resort living and come home to your private Villa. We look forward to hosting you on St. John, the Gem of the Caribbean!
This Villa is for two adults only, not appropriate for children. This is a non-smoking facility.
Date of Stay: 03/09/10 Review Submitted: 07/22/10
My husband and I stayed at this villa for a week during our honeymoon. We had stayed on St. Thomas earlier but we both agree that St. Johns is our favorite of the two islands! We greatly enjoyed our time at the villa and it looks just like the pictures. The private deck was our favorite spot of the home and it is a great place for morning breakfast/evening sunsets. At night you can sometimes even hear music from the Westin Resort far below. It is very peaceful. And the owner, Jacqueline, is wonderful! She met us at the ferry in Cruz Bay and drove us personally to her home. The drive up is quite an adventure but you will get used to it by the end of your stay! She also lives on site in the main house and was very welcoming. She is a great resource and will make sure you have everything you need. I highly recommend any of her rentals! One note: I recommend renting a 4 wheel drive car for your time on the island. It will give you the freedom to explore the island and great beaches - our favorite was Cinammon Beach. And a short drive down into town gives you plenty of options for restaurants and shopping. There is also a great grocery store near the villa that will have everything you need in case you want to make use of the grill and kitchen in the unit. Overall, our experience was wonderful and we would definitely consider staying here again in the future
This little villa Tropical Garden was perfect for the two of us. Just as shown on the site everything was as described so we were just thrilled.
Views,views,views! and the villa tucked down and into the hillside was very private. It was truly a get away from it all experience. Beautiful views of Chocolate Hole, Great Cruz Bay with the early morning sun rise and a full afternoon sun. Jacqueline our host was wonderful. Offered tips for dining, shopping and activities. Also left us to ourselves for complete privacy yet reachable by phone for any needs we had. 1st time to St John for us, kids all grown up and just the two of us starting our lives alone again what a great beginning!!
GET OUT OF THE BUBBLE! This is a great way to experience the Caribbean. The location is quiet and off the beaten path, but still close to town and beaches. Jacqueline knows all of the best kept secrets of the island and is a wonderful hostess.
I found Jacque's place on Home Away (https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p283835) and it was just the perfect spot. It is close enough to town to be convenient, but not so close that you were in it. Had a great view of the harbor, the accommodations are perfect for a couple, and the Jacuzzi was the icing on the cake. She was very helpful but left us to our own to enjoy. I would highly recommend this rental and will be back!
My husband and I have stayed in the Tropical Orchids for 2 wks for 18 years now. Very quiet, private and a fabulous view. Jacqueline is a gracious host. In the tropics fresh water is a very precious resource and we respect that. We always look forward to our winter get
away. We love everything unique about St. John.
We stayed at Tropical Garden at Island Rentals for 12 days in February, 2015
Pros: Private, isolated, seems secure, beautiful views, wonderful breezes, quality windows, sliding doors, screens exclude insects. Good cross ventilation. Beautiful comfortable bed & furniture. Mountainside location provides advantages/disadvantages. Lush flora, colorful birds (and bees!), like living in a tropical tree house. Very dark at night.
Cons: Limited water supply and very limited and tepid "hot" water combined with inadequate sewer system. A sign in the bathroom reads: "In this land of fun and sun, we don't flush for number one."
According to the owner, the site depends entirely upon rainwater stored in & pumped from a cistern. She suggests “navy style”showers: Water on get wet, off to shampoo, on for rinse, etc. No water during blackouts.
Be ready to haul your trash and unflushed odorous tissue up the stairs & transport out to public dumpsters daily.
When we arrived we found the floors had not been scrubbed, the flatware & tray were dirty, and the top of the fridge was filthy with kitchen grease and dust. There were bugs in the utensil holder & crawling on the counter tops. It was up to us to scrub the floor & boil water to sterilize the flatware.
Slippery and poorly lit or unlit stairways: Down two flights to entrance, down another to grill. Up 4th to hot tub.
No back-up power and no emergency lighting. Extremely small TV & cable service = 2-3 English language channels. WIFI is hit and miss. No dishwasher. Bedroom is cramped. No smoke or CO detectors on an island where fire fighting is a real challenge.
My husband and I stayed at Tropical Orchid for 7 days in March 2014. The villa is wonderful. Gorgeous views of Great Cruz Bay, Chocolate Hole. We could see St Croix on clear days and the sunrises and sunsets were amazing. The villa had everything needed to make our stay comfortable - full kitchen, a hot tub, nice outdoor porch and off street parking. Short drive to town of Cruz Bay. We felt very safe. I can't say enough good things about St John. The people are friendly and fun and the island is beautiful! Jacqueline was a wonderful host. Can't wait to return.
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My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
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Just minutes to Cruz Bay and close to the famous North Shore * Beach View
* Ocean View: You can see from this top of the mountain view the sunrise in the morning and set at night from your private balcony, bedroom and kitchen.
* Mountain View
Other Activities: parasailing, basketball court, horseshoes, boating, mini golf, shopping, kayaking, wildlife viewing, health/beauty spa, rock climbing and tennis courts