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Ellen Hammer

Member since: 2010
Call Manager
Speaks: english, spanish

Bay Rum Breeze-3 Bedroom Villa with Spectacular Views

19 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 10 nights

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Overview

Estate Carolina Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 3 Bedrooms + Office, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Come to Bay Rum Breeze to experience a luxurious and relaxing vacation. Enjoy the cooling breezes and spectacular views of Coral Bay, the east end of St. John and the British Virgin Islands. Experience St. John-beautiful beaches, snorkeling, hiking, sailing, then come back to the villa and relax on the sundeck or take a dip in the pool. Enjoy the fabulous view even as you shower in your private outdoor shower or relax on your private deck. Dine on the covered veranda or inside in the comfortable great room. At night, watch the shooting stars from the stargazing deck.

Bay Rum Breeze was designed for the comfort of both couples and families. Park in the large driveway, enter through the mahogany door under the island stone archway to the vestibule with its tropical plants and fountain. The 2500 square feet of indoor living space (as well as over 1800 square feet of outdoor living space) provides ample room for privacy and relaxation. The entire house is on one level, except for the upper bedroom which is accessed by an interior stairwell. The large great room features exotic Brazilian granite, counter seating, dining table for up to 8, stainless steel appliances, a walk-in pantry, a laundry room, and a powder room. Stretch out on the fully-upholstered sectional sofa to watch the 42' TV, a DVD, relax with a book or plan the next day's activities. Off the great room is a private study, with a desk and queen sleeper sofa.

The covered deck has cushioned chaise lounges, a dining table and chairs, and a built-in grill. A few steps down leads to the sun deck with more comfortable seating. Just a few steps from the sun deck is the spa deck with a 5-person Hot Springs spa.

The three bedrooms are equally sized and all face the spectacular view. The cabana bedroom is separated from the main house by a covered deck and features a walk-in closet and an outdoor shower made of island stone. The lower bedroom has two twin extra long beds that can be made into a king bed. The upper bedroom features a king bed. Each bedroom has a private outdoor shower, a private deck, and a ceiling fan. There are wonderful breezes on Mamey Peak, but each bedroom is air-conditioned.

The stargazing deck offers a great view of the night sky-watch the stars while lying on the teak chaises and chairs. The home is also environmentally friendly-with passive and active solar energy, solar hot water, and a solar pool pump.

Enjoy Bay Rum Breeze-a beautiful villa on a beautiful island.

Keywords: St John, US Virgin Islands, Mamey Peak, Coral Bay, luxury villa, 3 bedroom

More Details
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Ellen Hammer (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
Call Manager
Speaks: english, spanish

Reviews

5
based on 19 traveler reviews

Bay Rum Breeze-3 Bedroom Villa with Spectacular Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
5

Bay Rum Breeze Dream Vacation

  • 5 of 5

With a daughter graduating high school, we decided it was time for a big trip. After searching for a couple of months, I found Bay Rum Breeze and could not have been more pleased. We planned this trip for year, with high expectations that were truly met. July 2015, Our family of 5 which included my husband, our 18 year old and 15 year old daughters, 17 year old son, and mysel. The house was perfect for us. Usually the pictures on websites are a little better than the actual house, but this was NOT the case. As wonderful as the pictures are, it is still so much better in person. The views are spectacular and the breeze was always cooling. We were never hot sitting outside enjoying the view with a cocktail in hand. The bedrooms were roomy and comfortable, each with a very nice full bath. The outdoor showers were to die for!!!! The kitchen had everything you needed to cook meals, however we wanted to try so many different restaurants, we ate most dinners out. There were coolers and plenty of beach/pool supplies. The pool and hot tub were a nice way to end our evenings. Ellen was wonderful to work with and offered many suggestions. She was quick to answer if we had questions. The house also had fun games and movies for family time fun. We felt safe and loved the Coral Bay side of the island. It was much quieter and easy to navigate. Restaurants we enjoyed were the Aqua Bistro, Skinny Legs had incredible burgers for a great price, Indigo grill, The Lime Inn, and Vie's Snack Shack - WOW! Drinks were fun in Cruz Bay at the Beach Bar, High Tide, and of course Woody's. Brunch at Miss Lucy's on Sunday is a must. We also did a catamaran day snorkel trip with Calypso, which was a lot of fun. It had good food, great drinks, and excellent service. We rented a cute jeep from Aqua Blue Rentals, and they were great to us, even when we went swimming with the car keys in our pocket - OOPS! Majo Beach was our favorite and it was a quick drive from BRB. We saw sea turtles every day. I was not crazy over Trunk Bay. It was extremely touristy and the locals that worked at the concession stand were rude and not friendly. Every other place had very friendly and helpful people. I can't say enough about our trip and how wonderful everything was. I could go on and on! We are so sad that our trip has come and gone, but we talk constantly of the lovely Bay Rum Breeze and our Dream week. Thank you so much for everything, Ellen!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A slice of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

20th trip to St. John and for the last several years have settled on the Coral Bay side of the island, specifically in Mamey Peak. Bay Rum Breeze was simply put "perfect" in every way. Spacious, comfortable, very well appointed kitchen, and that incredible view from every room from early morning to late evening, the view that just keeps on giving! Not to mention the lovely breezes high up on the mountain that keeps the little pesky flying critters away. We spent more time at the villa than away from the villa this trip, and the reason was that Bay Rum Breeze just felt so right for us. Loved every second spent there! Highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas, TX, USA
5

Add seven more to the ever growing list of Bay Rum Breeze evangelists

  • 5 of 5

7th trip to St. John and 4th trip for my wife, son (9) and I together with our friends and their two kids (7 and 10). We've rented villas on every trip and BRB is easily our favorite to date.

We pride ourselves on being true STJ enthusiasts, filling almost every waking daylight hour on island at a beach, hiking trail, snorkel spot, restaurant, etc., but we spent more time succumbing to villa gravity this trip than any other simply because BRB is so much more than just another villa and added so much to our enjoyment of our vacation.

Being villa renting veterans, we can truly appreciate BRB's design as it was equally accommodating for when the seven us wanted to come together or spread out. All the amenities are impeccable and appreciated, the view never fails to impress and the constant breeze keeps the bugs at bay and temperature pleasant even at the hottest part of the day.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would be remiss if we didn't praise Destination STJ for being gracious hosts both at arrival and departure.

Hopefully it won't be too long before we are able to spend another wonderful week at BRB.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Wayne Indiana
5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This was our fourth trip to St. John, but the first traveling with others. To celebrate our 25th Anniversary we brought along old friends and our son and his fiancee. Bay Rum Breeze was perfect for our group of 6. Plenty of room for all and spectacular views no matter where you are in the villa! So many places to relax and enjoy either the views or the cool breezes - the covered veranda, pool, hot tub, star gazing deck or the sunrise as you wake up in the morning.

The villa had everything we needed, and the furniture and beds throughout were extremely comfortable (this hasn't always been the case at other places we've stayed). The location on Mamey Peak is perfect, close to North Shore beaches and both Coral Bay and Cruz Bay. Also, the landscaping around the villa is wonderful.

The owner - Ellen was excellent to work with! She was always very helpful and responsive to any of our questions.

We would not hesitate to rent this awesome home again and would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a great vacation on St. John!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay at Bay Rum Breeze and hope you'll come again.
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Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A.
5

Absolutely incredible - 10/10

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Bay Rum Breeze for one week with Gary and Ellen and their son, all of whom I have been close family-friends with for a long time. I had an absolutely amazing time there. The villa is picturesque and perfect in every way. I described it to my folks back home as a home out of 'Frontgate Magazine'. Every detail of the villa has been taken into consideration, and the accommodations are both luxurious and incredibly comfortable and hospitable. I would recommend Bay Rum Breeze to anyone looking to have a relaxing and forever memorable experience staying on St. John or anywhere in the U.S. Virgin Islands. You will certainly not regret any aspect of your decision to stay there. The views from the balcony and the pool area are breathtaking, and I spent a great deal of time relaxing in the hot tub during my stay there. The proximity to the beach and the restaurants in town make for easy day trips to explore both the natural beauty and wonder of the island as well as the delights of restaurant food and entertainment nearby. The hiking opportunities in the Virgin Islands National Park are one of a kind. In the future if the chance arises I would elect to return to Bay Rum Breeze in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Florence, KY
5

Function, Form, and Fabulous all rolled into one. Bay Rum Breeze is perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Bay Rum Breeze is quite possibly the perfect villa that is even better than advertised. My wife and I were thrilled when we pulled into the 4-car parking area (a rarity on St. John) and entered through a gorgeous arched wooden doorway to the patio and pool area and a view that took our breath away. You look out over Coral Bay and the East End of the Island and beyond to the BVIs. The view never gets tiresome be it rain or shine. The villa's interior is equally as stunning. The layout is perfect for 2 or 3 couples, and even though it was just the two of us this trip, we definitely plan on returning with friends. We enjoyed star gazing on the upper level sun deck every evening and the hot tub at night was perfect for relaxing and reflecting on the activities of the day. Simply incredible!

The villa’s location can't be beat. Being located high up on the island in a central location affords convenience and views that are unmatched. It is just an 10 minute drive to Maho Bay and North Shore beaches, 10-15 minutes to Coral Bay, and 15-20 to Cruz Bay. The close proximity to the Reef Bay Trail was a bonus for an avid hiker like me. It is also just minutes to Chateau Bordeaux (a great little restaurant with an incredible view) and the famous smoothie stand at the junction of Centerline and North shore roads. I can't think of a better location on this island to stay.

The best part of renting Bay Rum Breeze was dealing with the owner, Ellen. Never has an owner gone out of their way to provide me with so much information about the villa and the area in general. She happily answered all of my questions and then some. I am a business owner and understand the importance of excellent communication and Ellen surpassed all of my expectations in this area.

We were impressed with the whole process from our first inquiry to checkout. Thank you Ellen for a wonderful experience and thanks for building the perfect villa!

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Estate Carolina Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Off Season
Apr 15 2016 - Dec 19 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,795
 
 
Holiday
Dec 20 2016 - Jan 5 2017
10 night minimum stay
$8,000
 
 
In Season
Jan 6 2017 - Apr 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,995
 
 
Off Season 2017
Apr 22 2017 - Dec 16 2017
5 night minimum stay
$3,795
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.5%

In season weekly rates: $4995 (1-2 guests), $5350 (3-4 guests), $5595 (5-6 guests), $5845 (7 guests), $6095 (8 guests)
Off season weekly rates: $3795 (1-2 guests), $4000 (3-4 guests), $4395 (5-6 guests), $4645 (7 guests), $4895 (8 guests)
Holiday: $8000 per week (1-6 guests)

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Amenities

Estate Carolina Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3.5
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , upper bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , main level bedroom
    Office - 1 sleep sofa /futon , queen sleeper
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , cabana bedroom
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
interior stairway, no steps to access two bedrooms, stargazing deck, Ipod dock, outdoor speakers, DVD library, built in grill, pool fountain, UV water filtration system, environmentally friendly (passive and active solar electric power), beach chairs, beach bags, soft-sided coolers, and welcome basket

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