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Elegant, Beautiful, Child-Friendly, Oceanfront Paradise

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
5 - 7 nights

About the property

Villa, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 10-13)

Nestled amongst lush tropical foliage and the glorious ocean hillsides of St. John, your island paradise awaits. Upon entering the Villa, you will be captivated by the spacious great room with its high ceiling and spectacular panoramic view of the Caribbean. Just beyond expansive sliding glass doors, visitors may bask on the large upper-level balcony patio, or relax in the pool.

Villa Rendezvous is an extraordinary waterfront home with air conditioning throughout and direct access to snorkeling from the property. The great room opens onto a large pool deck and oversized pool via a series of sliding glass doors. These doors can be completely recessed, so you can seamlessly enjoy both indoor and outdoor living space. This is the ultimate in Caribbean style living.

With stylish decor throughout, a gorgeous upscale kitchen, cable TV in every bedroom suite, and interior access to all four bedrooms (two bedrooms per level), there are few other villas that can compare for the value. Each master bedroom is tastefully and luxuriously appointed in themed decor and has its own fully enclosed bath. Rooms are accessible from within the Villa or by using the outdoor illuminated walkways, and a new modern kitchen is perfect for entertaining at the villa.

The lush flat lawn, high-speed wireless Internet access, and a stairs to the water's edge are a few of the many added surprises you can expect at Villa Rendezvous. Children welcome!!

Keywords: Oceanfront, 4-master bedrooms, child friendly, swimming pool, luxury, large

More Details

Property Manager
Kurt Shore
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

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 Cruz Bay

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.)


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Elegant, Beautiful, Child-Friendly, Oceanfront Paradise
average rating of 4.5833335 based on 12 reviews
South Dakota

Unresolved maintenance issues results in a sleepless and stressful vacation

  • 1 of 5

Review #16292400 “Elegant, Beautiful, Child-Friendly, Oceanfront Paradise”

Beware---Unresolved maintenance issues results in a sleepless, stressful vacation for us

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Huge disappointment-

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.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Traveler, 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. .
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  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Slice of Paradise

  • 4 of 5

Our trip to St. John as always was exceptional. This home is perched next to the ocean with a nice view and close the Cruz Bay. Home is appointed very well with interesting decor and very comfortable beds. The bedrooms provide privacy for all as they are situated in the corners on the top and bottom levels. The salt water pool was great and always clean. Kitchen works well for large groups. We used the outside steps to access the bottom bedrooms as the spiral staircases down to these bedrooms are tight and noisy for those that are already sleeping or sleeping in. I would highly recommend this property to anyone whom is looking for a home to rent on the island of St. John. One last comment; the management company response and solutions were fantastic.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, clean, great living space and view!

  • 5 of 5

Everything went so smoothly with our rental, it was a great experience! Nyiesha, our greeter, was very easy to find when we arrived and did a great job introducing us to the home and giving some local recommendations. The accommodations were extremely clean and beautiful (spectacular view) and the location was great. Thanks Kurt for answering all my questions promptly and sharing your beautiful home with our families!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

9 of us stayed at end of May .. 6 adults and 3 kids, ages 4,7 11. Perfect! Beautiful villa and view! Room for cars, large pool overlooking the water, amazing rooms - all bedrooms have own full baths. Could not have been better!!! Want to return!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An amazing place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

I can't believe it has taken me so long to write this review given the wonderful time we had on St. John. We were two families traveling together - 4 adults, 5 children (ages 5-13). The house was huge - we could have slept another family easily. All of the bedrooms connected with internal staircases, which was very important to us with small children, and a feature that was actually hard to find on St. John. The views from the house are breathtaking. We spent each morning in the pool, then explored a different beach each day, then returned for another swim in the pool and dinner on the deck. The beach chairs, toys, towels, bags were all in great condition. We had a few incidents with things in the house breaking - the ice maker, one bedroom A/C unit, and the shelving in one bedroom. In each case, the property management company was at the house in less than 30 minutes to fix the problem. They were really friendly and very responsive. We highly recommend this house!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
St. Thomas (via ferry)
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Ferry
2.5 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
St. Thomas (via ferry)
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Cruz Bay
Car: recommended

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


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Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.5%

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Rendezvous & Ditleff Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • ISDN Access
  • Internet ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • (5) King size beds , (1) Full Size Sleep Sofa, (1) Single Sleep Sofa, (2) Comfy couches
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • caves
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
There is a beach path about 100 yards down the road from our villa which is easy to walk down to provide access to a beach.

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