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Cinnamon Tarn - Ultimate Views that will take your breath away!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hot Tub
  • children welcome


About the property

Villa, 2 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

VRBO/Homeaway does not provide the means to enter complete/accurate Villa Rental Rates, Instant Quote doesn't work. Please use rates below.

In Season: Jan. 3 -April 12

1-2 per. $3900/wk + $487.50 Tax = $4387.50

3-4 per. $4575/wk + $571.87 Tax = $5146.87

5-6 per. $5275/wk + $659.37 Tax = $5934.37

Off Season: April 12 - Dec. 18

1-2 per. $2600/wk + $325.00 Tax = $2925.00

3-4 per. $3050/wk + $381.25 Tax = $3431.25

5-6 per. $3500/wk + $437.50 Tax = $3937.50

Holiday rates: Dec. 19 - Jan. 3. Call toll free, 1-888-625-2963 for quote.

A $50.00 Non-Refundable Damage fee is due with final payment.

CINNAMON TARN: A private gated luxury villa with architecture reminiscent of the stone arches and windmill towers (danish-tarn) of Danish sugar mill ruins, CINNAMON TARN, adorns the crest of a mountain 850 ft. above cinnamon beach. Every room has world class views of famous north shore beaches, the British Virgin Islands or Sir Francis Drake Passage to the northeast and a glimpse of St. Croix to the south.

Two identical master suites with king-size beds, baths, native stone shower towers and private decks are separated by the central living area with large screened gallery and expansive deck with heated large hot tub. Secluded second level library/bedroom reached by stair tower has optional king-size bed or twin beds, and its own deck, the ultimate in private sunbathing and relaxing by day or star gazing by night. Ceiling fans, if needed, are in all rooms. Tradewinds and mountaintop location make air-conditioning unnecessary. St John has an ideal climate; cooler in the Summer and warmer in the Winter than much of the continental United States

The villa is surrounded by Virgin Islands National Park on the magnificent island of St. John with views of blue-green waters, trade wind breezes and tropical fragrances. The perfect place for a relaxing vacation in America's paradise.

Keywords: Catherineberg, views, North Shore

More Details

Property Manager
Mark Shekleton
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 25, 2017

About Mark Shekleton

We searched the world for a mountain top with a world class view close enough to all the modern amenities and activities we all enjoy. We found it and built Cinnamon Tarn!

Mark Shekleton purchased this villa in 1995

Why Mark Shekleton chose

Convenience of US Virgin Islands. VI national park occupies 3/5 of the island with multiple forested hiking trails and world class beaches. The island is small with easy accessibility to shopping and sports activities, yet quiet enough to find a relaxing spot to read or just 'chill out'. Convenient airport and ferry access to St Thomas is a plus.

What makes this villa unique

quiet, stunning views! Wonderful breezes. Star-gazing in the hot tub. The twinkling lights of Foxy's , Jost van Dyke and Tortola, BVI. Ten (10) minutes from all the activity of Cruz Bay.


Catherineberg Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , large attached stone garden shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , large attached stone garden shower. Lavatory .
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , lavatory.
  • bathrooms 1 and 2 have connected large stone garden shower. Dressing area, built in chest of drawers, closet with safe, and linen closet is attached. Soap, linens, and paper goods are included. Half bath is adjacent to the living area at base of stairs, accessible to the upstairs studio bedroom. Outdoor shower is convenient.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2-- king size master bedroom suites, very private
  • bedroom 1 and 2 are equal king master suites with en suite bathrooms with stone shower, dressing room, closet with safe, and seated dressing table and private balconies.and/ or decks. bedroom 3 is a 2nd floor studio, twins or king size bed ,accessible to 1/2 bath. all have private decks
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


4.3/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

Cinnamon Tarn - Ultimate Views that will take your breath away!
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 3 reviews

Cinnamon Tarn

  • 3 of 5

The views are great. The house is just ok. It is in need of a lot of upkeep. It rained while we were here and ALL the windows and doors on the back side of the house leaked. Not small leaks, I'm talking puddles that we had to soak up with bath towels. The upstairs bedroom has a pull out bed, which is broken. We had to hammer it into place to get it to stay up. The upstairs also does not have a shower. There is a private shower in each guest room downstairs. Upstairs guest have to share a shower with one of the downstairs suits. There is not enough hot water for more than 4 people. The shutters on one of the upstairs windows is missing the handle it takes to close them. Parts of the driveway are not paved. Make sure you have a 4 wheel drive car. All things we were able to work around, but shouldn't have to.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I have been the manager of Villa Cinnamon Tarn for 3 years. I have to address the critique written by Ms. Jerrika, on her third day ,was an extra person that was invited without our knowledge. She was a guest and not the party that reserved the villa. To this day, she has not paid to have stayed at the villa). With the exception of the rain leaking in the sliding doors because of heavy rains and winds, all of her facts were incorrect about the villa. The original reservation was for 2 persons. (4) persons showed up at the dock. Weeks before they arrived, I made them aware that there is a dirt road called John Head Rd. that leads into Estate Catherineberg where the Villa is located (right in the national Park). It is about a 2 min drive on a partially paved & dirt Rd until you reach the gated driveway, which is paved and leads up to Villa Cinnamon Tarn . The first inconsistency, the private gated driveway is paved all the way up to the villa with a circular driveway. The guest that reserved the villa was informed that there was a trundle king bed on the upper level with the stairway inside the villa with a half bath. The trundle bed is not broken but needs to be locked into place. I might add that again there were suppose to be 2 persons in the villa not 4 (2 couples, which makes me think they had more than 4 persons), as the villa has 2 king beds & a trundle. The PAYING guest was informed that there were 2.5 baths at the time of the reservation and prior to arrival . Concerning the hot water, we have a 60 gallon hot water heater and there is plenty of hot water. No guests have ever mentioned the lack of hot water. The shutters have one handle that open and closes both louvered windows. You pull the handle out of one and put it in the other window to open and close. The one thing that is correct is we had heavy rains up in Catherineberg a couple of days while they were there. At 800 ft up, the wind was strong and blowing the rain sideways and yes some water did seep in through the sliding doors all across the front of the villa and we are working on that. We are replacing the weather stripping. In summary, we received payment for 2 persons and there were 4 or more ? They have yet to send the balance that they said they would send for the extra persons when they returned home . The "YOUNG lady "that wrote this misleading review was incorrect on all accounts, with the exception of some water blowing through where the sliders close
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Catherineberg is our favorite

  • 5 of 5

We travel to St John annually and have tried many locations on the island. We prefer the less populated areas and Catherineberg wins our vote for best location. Cinnamon Tarn has the perfect layout for two couples with the bedrooms situated on either end of the living area for privacy. The bathrooms are great with large garden showers. In the past we have rented a house with a pool but have found that the water is usually too cold to enjoy. The hot tub was a great alternative. We loved watching the boat traffic in Francis Bay and Drake's channel. To do so I recommend that you bring binoculars. The kitchen had everything we needed (we cooked in several times to enjoy the view) and the laundry room was a bonus for those of us who travel lightly. The road to get to the house is a little rough but definitely worth the drive. Any issues that we had were handled promptly by Mark and staff. Looking forward to next year.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best views on the island!

  • 5 of 5

We knew the views would be spectacular but it is nothing like seeing it in person! Amazing! My husband and I stayed their for our wedding and we are so happy we made the investment here! Mark was accommodating and the villa had everything we needed! Thanks again tony and Flo! We will be back again.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Catherineberg Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season 2 per.
Feb 3 2017 - Apr 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.5%

In Season: Jan. 3 -April 12
1-2 per. $3900/wk + $487.50 Tax = $4387.50
3-4 per. $4575/wk + $571.87 Tax = $5146.87
5-6 per. $5275/wk + $659.37 Tax = $5934.37
Off Season: April 12 - Dec. 18
1-2 per. $2600/wk + $325.00 Tax = $2925.00
3-4 per. $3050/wk + $381.25 Tax = $3431.25
5-6 per. $3500/wk + $437.50 Tax = $3937.50
Holiday rates: Dec. 19 - Jan. 3. Call toll free, 1-888-625-2963 for quote.
A $50.00 Non-Refundable Damage fee is due with final payment.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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This manager has not provided a specific location. If you would like more information, please contact the manager.
Nearest Ferry
3.5 Miles
cruz bay passanger and or auto ferry
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
st thomas
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
centerline road
Car: necessary

Easy hike to Catherineberg ruins from house

USVI Nat'l Pk HQ in cruz bay--Reservations for organized hikes, tours and activities, i.e. Annanberg ruins, Reef Bay Trail, etc. Maps and Info for self-guided hikes and events.

House 5-10 minutes from most trailheads.

Nat'l Pk and private boat tours and rentals in Cruz Bay and Coral Bay for sight-seeing, snorkeling, diving, includes sunset tours, etc.

Ferry from Cruz Bay to BVIs, bring passport. Ferry from Cruz Bay to St. Thomas (Red Hook and Charlotte Amalie for shopping, many water sports, Coral World-aquarium and sealife feeding, etc.


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