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Rich & Cherry Glass

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

Sea Turtle Villa - Best Rental Value on St. John!!

28 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

Skytop Villa Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 3 Baths (Sleeps 6)

Sea Turtle Villa is one of St. John's most popular vacation homes. The casual elegance of Sea Turtle Villa makes it an ideal accommodation for discriminating travelers. The alfresco architectural design with 10 foot by 10 foot openings allows guests to enjoy the comforting breezes and spectacular views (views of Fish, Rendezvous & Hart Bays and the V.I. National Park) whether from inside the villa or while lounging in the pool.

Honeymoon And 'Special Anniversary' couples especially love the privacy, couples traveling together love the accommodations ('not even a toss up for master bedrooms'), and our larger groups (up to six guests) love the comforts and conveniences of spending time together.

Guests love to see all the 'Sea Turtles' that have been used as decorative appointments in the house...there is even an on-going challenge in the guest book of the latest 'count' of sea turtles.

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Rich & Cherry Glass (Property Manager)
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

Reviews

4.9
based on 28 traveler reviews

Sea Turtle Villa - Best Rental Value on St. John!!
average rating of 4.892857 based on 28 reviews
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Gorgeous Views

  • 4 of 5

Great views, lots of room, nice and clean.

Villa has everything you would need to settle in, especially a separate ice maker which was super handy. The views are great, the pool is nice to dip in and entire area is quiet and peaceful. The 2 futon areas are great for kids because of the views to wake up to. Loved the outdoor areas by showers.

Only thing that caught me off guard but was my own fault and wasn't an issue is that all the windows you see looking out to the bay are not glass. Like I said, not an issue, but caught me off guard. Was nice at night to feel like you were outside. It does get a bit toasty with the setting sun.

The villa management was great. We had an issue with our A/C's and they worked with us as best as they could and we came upon a fair agreement when the A/C's were not able to be repaired during our visit. Got to talk to them at length when they came by about the A/C's about local spots and history. Lots of helpful tips on trotting around the island. My only complaint, and it was no ones fault was the A/C issue, but it is a tropical island so heat is to be expected.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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NH,USA
5

Excellent property

  • 5 of 5

We recently returned from a great week in St. John at the Sea Turtle Villa. The privacy and the views

are excellent. The home is in excellent condition and had all the amenities that one could ask for. As

mentioned by others guests, the views from this house are incredible and the feeling that your in a treehouse

listening to all of the forest sounds is great. The outdoor shower was also great. My only negative about

the property is getting in and out of the driveway ( long and narrow), otherwise my family and I really enjoyed

the property and would recommend it to anyone looking for a villa on St. John.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bow, NH, USA
5

Fabulous Wedding/Honeymoon!!!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks again Rich and Cherry for sharing this amazing Villa with us! We could not have asked for more privacy, peace and tranquility! We were actually 15 minutes late for our wedding on Trunk Bay Beach...had a hard time tearing ourselves away from this beautiful villa, the pool and views. Cherry, you had the perfect suggestion for our wedding dinner (ZoZo's at Caneel Bay Resort). The food was exceptional, the service was excellent, and the views/atmosphere fantastic! We went snorkeling 8 of the 9 days we were there. Water was very calm and visibility like I have never seen before! I highly suggest Francis Bay Beach for experienced snorkelers. When entering the beach, go to the right and snorkel way out to the point! Amazing. We also took the Breakaway boat for a day out to Virgin Gorda (the Baths), Snorkeled Diamond Reef, Marina Cay for lunch and 1 last stop at the Soggy Dollar Bar on Jost Van Dyke...an amazing day in the British Virgin Islands! We will definitely recommend this villa to our friends and family!!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, TX
5

A Great Summer Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this villa for our summer vacation and had an amazing time. The villa had everything we needed. We enjoyed sitting out on the back porch overlooking Fish Bay and swimming in the private pool!! We rented a jeep and explored different beaches everyday. We had dinner at Café Roma and Morgans Mango both were very good but most of all we loved grilling at the villa. Such a relaxing vacation. We would definitely rent this villa again!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing View!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Rich and Cherry for sharing your beautiful home with us!!! This is our second time visiting St. John and have fallen in love with this beautiful island! If you want a hiking challenge hit the reef bay trail!!! Vies shack in coral bay is a wonderful secret place to eat and enjoy the beach! The weather was a bit on the rainy side daily but we still enjoyed the beach. Only draw back was they were working on a house I believe below us so the hammering started at about 630 am daily :( fortunately we do not usually sleep in too late. I thought about doing the turtle counting attempt but there is just way too many I would notice a new one all the time lol!

Thank you again !!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are once again very appreciative of another '5 star' rating Sea Turtle. The construction mentioned is well down the hill from our property and not in our sub division. The 'noise' from this construction is limited as the house under construction is nearing completion and future work will be concentrated on the interior. Rich
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Gorgeous, peaceful, & relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, 3 kids (ages 9-14), & I had a fabulous spring break at Sea Turtle. This was our first trip to St John and we are so happy we chose this villa. The description and photos are very accurate except you can't really appreciate the stunning views until you experience them in person! The villa was clean and well cared for. The owners & property manager were very helpful & easy to work with. We were met at the ferry and driven to rent our car. After a stop to grab groceries, we followed the manager to the house where she showed us around and answered our questions. Even though there are just 2 bedrooms, the open loft areas with futons outside each room allowed all 3 kids to have their own space. It was a perfect family set up- no bedrooms were detached as so many are on St. John. My husband had been a little hesitant about the property because it is a little drive from town, but we found driving on St. John to be a big part of the fun and didn't mind the extra few minutes in the car seeing more of the island & views than we would have staying in town area. (It actually was not as long of a drive as we expected.) As hard as it was to drag ourselves off the beach everyday, we loved getting back to the house to enjoy the peaceful views at sunset. We loved Trunk & Cinnamon Bays- snorkeling was great as well as relaxing in beach chairs (available at the house) soaking in the beautiful view- the water was even more breathtaking than we had imagined. We did a horseback ride in Coral Bay- so fun and saw more amazing views. We didn't eat out much - everyone wanted to get back and enjoy the house at night. Just before we caught the ferry we did enjoy a meal just across the street at Cruz Landing. Food was yummy and they were super accommodating with our luggage and helping us finish in time to make the ferry on time! We were sad to leave St John and Sea Turtle, but we will absolutely be back! Thank you Cherry & Rich for sharing your lovely home with us!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Car: necessary

10 minutes from Cruz Bay

Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, boating, health/beauty spa, great restaurants.

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Rates & Availability

Skytop Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2016
Apr 10 2016 - Dec 16 2016
5 night minimum stay
$290
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday 2017
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,990
 
 
Winter 2017
Jan 2 2017 - Apr 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
$400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2017
Apr 16 2017 - Dec 16 2017
5 night minimum stay
$290
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.5%

Rental can begin any day of the week. $1,960- $4,410 per week

Deposit of 50% is due at time of booking. Balance is due 60 days in advance of arrival. Checks, MasterCard and VISA accepted for payment.

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Amenities

Skytop Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • 2 open loft areas, next door to bedrooms, with full size futons.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Raft
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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