Villa, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 10-13)
About Kurt Shore
We, (Kurt, Suzanne, 13-year old Kory, and 7-year old Alek) hail from the suburbs of Philadelphia. We own D4 Creative, an advertising agency (that Suzanne founded in 1990), and try to spend at least one month a year in our paradise villa. Suzanne spent many months completely renovating the villa, and you'll relish living in a home that combines elegance with comfort. Kurt, by the way, was a record producer in a previous life, and is now the chief creative officer and president of the agency. Kory is already writing his own songs, loves to snowboard and surf. Alek is a charming, funny, and rough and tumble kid, loves to play anything. We invite everyone to share this incredible place with us. St. John is simply magical!
Kurt Shore purchased this Villa in 2000
Why Kurt Shore chose Rendezvous & Ditleff
As we already said, St. John is really paradise. You quickly realize that you can truly unplug from the world, and relax and enjoy the simple things in life, pay more attention to your kids, family, loved ones...
What makes this Villa unique
St. John is a small island, (28 miles in perimeter), with a beauty all of it's own. Our property is ideally located to enjoy the whole island easily. Or you can simply stay at the villa. Beautiful vistas of the Caribbean Ocean are seen from every room in the house. We have one of the largest swimming pools on the island, and there is beach access about 100 yards from our home for all the villas to enjoy. (Be careful, wear swim shoes to avoid the sea urchins- big ouch.)
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Awesome vacation home!
The house has everything you need to enjoy your stay while in St John's USVI. We especially enjoyed being able to walk minutes to a beach where we could snorkel. Make sure you wear water shoes it is a rocky beach.
Our family visited a different beach everyday to snorkel. One beach was prettier than the next. The sand is like flour...so incredibly soft!!! I'd suggest bringing your own snorkel gear, the house does not have any.
Has Everything You Want in a Vacation Home!
As a family we struggled finding the right place on St. John due to so many non-children friendly homes. This house met almost all of our criteria: view, separate bathrooms for each bedroom, enclosed home, beautiful pool, private and secluded, close enough to Cruz Bay, walking distance to Ocean. The only amenity the house didn't provide was walking distance to a beach as all of the Beaches are on the North Side of the Island versus the South Western side of the island at Rendezvous Bay.
Everything that we wanted was met. Everything. I actually asked the family if they would give up this house for a house that was walking distance to the beach and all at the same time said no. Everybody loved the home. Huge home, safe, great entertaining area - as we all hung out in the living area that completely opened up to the outdoor patio and pool.
Few minor drawbacks: we ran into a few issues with the house - A/C was not working in one room, a few light switches didn't work, the water was a bit funky to get warm/cold water, and the kitchen sink only had cold water. However, we did make the management company aware of these problems and they were more than accommodating (actually came out to visit multiple times). Additionally, the house was a tad bit outdated, some of the bathroom decor and some had missing tiles. However, as you can see, I'm still giving it a 5 because this in no way affected our stay.
I appreciate how easy it was to work with the owner Kurt, the management Company VILA Villas, and our greeter. The stay couldn't have been better and if we could go back next year - we would be staying in the same house.
I just have to make a comment about the previous comment from the folks from the Dakotas.
I'm not sure what Villa you stayed at but it couldn't have been the same Villa my family and I rented. We were met by the most friendly and helpful young lady and her daughter and they couldn't have been more helpful.The Villa was very clean and everything worked and we as a family had no complaints about any lumpy mattreses or any shower problems.I think people forget that you are in the middle of the Carribean and not in a totally developed Island it's called solitude.
So I am telling you that my family says it was the best vacation they have ever had.
So if your looking for an amazing Villa with an amazing view this is the place for you.And if we go back we will certainly rent this Villa again
Better than Expected! Great for families!
I had done a lot of research prior to our trip to St John last November and this home was the only home we all instantly agreed on. In our search, we also discovered that Klein Bay is one of the best snorkeling beaches and a hidden gem! We had a warm welcome on our arrival after a long day of traveling. They brought us to the home and instantly our jaws hit the floor. The home is beautifully decorated, comfortable furniture and spacious enough (we traveled with 2 families). The pictures were exactly what we had studied for months prior, the pool was larger than anticipated, and the view...OMG the view!!!
The beds were very comfortable, the kitchen was fully equipped (and more!), everything was modern an up to date. We very much felt as if we were home away from home. We are already planning our next vacation to Villa Rendezvous!
Unresolved maintenance issues results in a sleepless and stressful vacation
Review #16292400 “Elegant, Beautiful, Child-Friendly, Oceanfront Paradise”
Beware---Unresolved maintenance issues results in a sleepless, stressful vacation for us
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Villa Rendezvous needs maintenance, upkeep and attention from the owner or others will suffer the same experience that we did. We had issues from the moment we arrived. The greeter had to call the maintenance man at 8pm the first night to try to get the air conditioners working. Yes, the bedrooms had air conditioners as advertised, but what wasn’t advertised is that they were badly in need of maintenance and three of the four did not function properly. The Island room air conditioner would not cool to a satisfactory level, and had a timer that would periodically shut it off during the night. The owner claimed it did not have a timer, but the remote had a button ‘timer’ on it, which we tried, unsuccessfully to adjust The air conditioner in the bedroom above the island room made such a loud mechanical grating noise that only one person could tolerate it. We had to scrounge through our belongings to find tape to configure the air conditioner in the third bedroom because most of the louvers were either missing or broken so could not be adjusted.
-The spiral staircases are extremely noisy and steep.
- The villa has a "state of the art" (owner's words) ice maker that doesn’t make ice, nor did the refrigerator ice maker.
-One basement bedroom’s shower heads barely trickled water. Occupants had to use another shower.
- An additional, and very frustrating aspect of this villa was that the mattress in the ‘Island’ room had lost any form of support it ever had- there was a deep dip in the middle that came from the top, bottom and sides.
-The spiral stair steps are extremely noisy and steep. I would not allow any small children or the elderly to have to use them.
-The picture on VRBO of the backyard is deceptive. There is an ugly fence along the entire back.
- It soon became clear to us that these were not ‘new’ conditions- they had clearly existed for some time, despite the owner claiming he knew nothing about them. The owner faulted the villa management company for not resolving all problems. The facts I have gathered since we have been home lead me to believe the owner was aware of the existing issues.
-The owner sent me a check for one nights stay to compensate for our stressful vacation. The money has been given to a local family in need.
We appreciate your input and as you know, we made every attempt to satisfy you while you were there including refunding one night stay for your inconvenience and offering you a free future stay. We are in the process of resolving everything including: replacing the ice maker, all of the mattresses, linens, bedspreads, landscaping , shower heads, and noisy spiral staircases. You should know all the air conditioners have been serviced over the last 6 months including replacing compressors, and we will have them all checked again.
As you know, our management offered to show you how to program the air conditioners, turn the bed, bring ice and I was told you would not let them accommodate you for reasons I do not understand.
However, I do take great exception with some of your comments, especially those where you are suggesting I was not honest with you. Many of the things you reported surprised me since most of issues are indeed the responsibility of our on-island management company or the vendors that are maintaining the property such as our landscaper. We will soon be making the appropriate changes.
We've had literally hundreds of happy guests stay at our villa, which can be gleaned by the previous review to yours, written a few weeks before your stay.
And we love our villa as many others have. We will be putting a lot of love into it in the coming months.
So, once again, we are sorry for your inconveniences and wish you well.
AMAZING COUPLES TRIP~
We had an amazing stay! Thank you!
Rendezvous Bay, USVI - St. John, Caribbean (3 Miles from Cruz Bay, 1.5 Mile from Westin) -- St. John is a paradise. So, besides the beauty and peacefulness of the island, there are many world famous beaches, and incredible snorkeling trips all around the Virgin Islands. The Westin Resort is only 1.5 miles away- has boating, sailing, water activities of all kinds, and tennis. Hiking trails are plentiful. Cruz Bay, while small and intimate has dozens of great restaurants and one-of-a-kind stores.
Other Activities: shopping, boating, kayaking, wildlife viewing, parasailing, mini golf