Villa, 3 Bedrooms + Office, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)
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100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Happy Place - Bay Rum Breeze!
Yet again, a great and relaxing stay at Bay Rum Breeze, our Happy Place! Ellen is a friendly and helpful owner and BRB is a 5-star property - location, the view(!), layout, amenities, pool, hot tub, TV, stereo, DVDs, everything you want. Our third year in a row of a fantastic week, and we are already looking forward to next year!
We are so glad your family enjoyed their 3rd year in a row vacation at Bay Rum Breeze. The combination of proximity to North shore beaches, the pool right off the deck, and plenty of space makes Bay Rum Breeze a perfect family getaway.
Absolutely Fantastic!! Beautiful home & location!
We stayed for a week at Bay Rum Breeze and could not have asked for a better
experience! The home is gorgeous, sitting atop the hills surrounding Coral Bay, which gave us beautiful views during the day and serene nighttime star gazing each night. There was a full moon one of the nights we were there, and the backlighting of the islands in the bay will be something we'll remember forever.
The amenities were wonderful, the kitchen well-stocked with everything we needed, including an outdoor grill that we cooked out on several times. The beds were very comfortable and each has the beautiful view of Coral Bay... The hot-tub was enjoyed by everyone in the family and the availability of beach chairs, coolers, noodles ... greatly appreciated each day for our excursions to the beaches! The house is 10 minutes to Maho Bay, where we snorkeled with sea turtles and stingrays, 15-20 minutes to each of the other beaches on the North End. Trunk, Cinnamon, Haulover, Hawksnest... a different beach each day and we loved them all! We felt no need to plan any excursions of any sort because we had everything we needed already! Slow, family time in Paradise!
The house is also 10 minutes from Coral Bay where we enjoyed a couple of lovely dinners.
The owner, Ellen, could not have been more helpful!! She was a true pleasure to work with, helping us in so many ways to know the island better and get the most out of our stay. She obviously cares deeply for St. John and their home reflects the love they have for the island. It's a real treasure.
We highly recommend this villa and would love to stay here again in the future!
As first time visitors to St. John, you quickly figured out how to enjoy a family vacation on the island: checking out different beautiful beaches, snorkeling, then relaxing back at the villa (grilling, sitting on the deck watching the full moon, soaking in the hot tub, and stargazing).
We are so glad you had a nice time and hope you will come again.
Amazing time - can't beat the view!
We spent a week at BRB with our family of three girls (19, 18 and 15) before two of them head off to college. It was one of the most relaxing and enjoyable vacations we've ever had together.
THE VILLA: The house was amazing. The views were spectacular and are even better than the pictures. Because we were up so high, it stayed relatively cool in the August heat - the direction the house faces also helps with afternoon shade and the morning sun was beautiful. The kitchen was extremely well equipped and we used the grill outside by the pool a couple of times which was very convenient. The beds were comfortable and we loved the outdoor showers! The road up to the house was not for the faint of heart but manageable and entertaining. One day an afternoon storm blew through - thunder and lightening for several hours which is so unusual the locals were talking about it all week. It truly was an amazing afternoon playing cards, games and reading books. Very cool watching the storm come in over the BVIs and up the mountain. Well... until the power went out...but even then we drove down to Skinny Legs for dinner and to pick up some water and power was restored by the time we were back. Weather the rest of the week was perfect. Plenty of fun movies to watch and the sound system was excellent. The roof deck and hot tub were both fantastic as well. Bottom line, we felt at home!
THE LOCATION: We've stayed on St. John before closer to Cruz Bay so we hadn't experienced Coral Bay before. Even though some of the restaurants were closed, we loved exploring this side of the island. I forced them all to go to Miss Lucy's and it was one of their favorite meals. The Grouper Reuben was the easy winner. Indigo Grill was also delicious! We were so much closer to the beaches - Maho Bay is only 5 minutes away. We saw donkey, goats and cows every day. And the couple of nights that we went into Cruz Bay, the drive home was fine. Grocery stores seemed to be less expensive as well - the one by Aqua Bistro was more than adequate.
We all agreed at the end of the vacation that we would definitely rent BRB again if we're heading to St. John - trust me that you will not be disappointed. Destination St. John and Ellen were both great to work with and it was apparent that they wanted to make sure you had a great week!
Bay Rum Breeze = Bay Rum PERFECT!
3rd time staying at BRB. Views are tremendous. Close to Maho and Francis Beaches (our favorites). And Coral Bay is a mere 8 minute drive down the hill, away from the maddening crowd of Cruz Bay.
The house works well for a romantic stay for a couple, or can comfortably host three couples (each with private bathrooms).
When small issues arose (as they inevitably might), the management company was responsive and uber-polite.
All in all, a tremendous experience, and a good value.
We're glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you'll come again for a 4th time!
Bay Rum Breeze is perfect!
Bay Rum Breeze is absolutely a perfect place to relax and enjoy St. John. Incredible views from everywhere, great layout with privacy inside and out, all necessities provided, close to Coral Bay, 5 minutes to Maho, pool and hot tub and grill - your own private getaway villa! Ellen is wonderful and very easy to work with. Highest recommendation!
20th Anniversary in Paradise
Bay Rum Breeze was an exceptional choice to celebrate our 20th Anniversary. The view is more spectacular than the pictures. The location of the house is near the highest point of the island and is convenient to Coral Bay and the north shore beaches. It is only 6 miles from Cruz Bay, but took about 20 minutes due to the winding roads. BRB provided the perfect balance of a feeling of total seclusion, with the security of having other houses nearby. We never dreamed that we would use a hot tub in June, but the elevation and constant wind provided for cool nights after sunny beach days. The coolness of the elevation and wind did limit our use of the pool at the house on overcast days, but the view more than made up for this drawback. It was only the two of us on this trip, but the house seems perfect for up to 3 couples as all three bedrooms have exceptional views. One bedroom is detached and would not be great for small children, but two bedrooms are in the main house. The rooftop deck is exceptional both day and night. The kitchen was well stocked and had everything we needed. The outdoor shower was amazing and we could not imagine a better view. All in all, BRB was perfect and hopefully we will be able to go back soon.