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Riley's Retreat, Fabulous Ocean View, No Hidden Booking Fees

Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths (Sleeps 10)

Privacy and comfort describes this beautifully appointed, ocean view villa while enjoying the convenience of being close to Cruz Bay’s fine restaurants, bars and grocery stores (1 mile to Cruz Bay).

Riley’s Retreat has a total of five bedrooms, each with a queen size bed, four bathrooms, in two separate apartments. You can be assured of privacy since the entire villa is only rented to one group. If you require three or less bedrooms, the main level will be reserved for you. If additional space is needed, then guests can also use the lower level apartment.

The main level has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, gourmet kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances, granite counter tops and travertine floors. Riley’s Retreat has magnificent stone and Venetian plaster walls. The Great Room has a 52” plasma TV, Bose entertainment system and a pool table.

Enjoy cocktails and dine on the beautiful balcony with views of Pillsbury Sound and St Thomas. On clear days you can see St Croix and Puerto Rico. From this balcony there is a gorgeous sunset (roughly from mid-October to mid-March).

The lower level consists of two bedrooms, one bathroom, living room and complete kitchen, also with granite counters and travertine floors. The balcony is equivalent to the main level balcony with the same spectacular view.

All bedrooms are air conditioned.

The pool area is very private and also has a hot tub. There is a bar area to enjoy snacks and a bathroom. The pool dimensions are approximately 14' x 21' with a deep and shallow end.

Relax and enjoy!

Keywords: Villa, ocean view, house

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2017


Bethany Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (5)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • health/beauty spa
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Riley's Retreat, Fabulous Ocean View, No Hidden Booking Fees
average rating of 4.928571 based on 28 reviews

Nice stay at Riley's Retreat and Best Family Vacation Ever!!

  • 5 of 5

I started planning our family trip to St. John a year before we went, and can't tell you how many rental properties I looked at. Something made me always come back to Riley's Retreat. I am glad I followed my gut as it was a fantastic property to rent for the week for our family of four (kids age 12 & 15) as well as for our friends and their 2 children (10 & 13).

The construction of the home is beautiful and had so many wonderful touches from the outdoor shower, & laundry facility, to the beautiful salt water pool and hot tub, which were used constantly. Also available were beach chairs, snorkeling equipment (we brought our own but our friends did not so it was helpful to them) A must when visiting St. John. We appreciated that there was very nice bedding and towels and the pillows and beds were very comfy. The master closet needs a good cleaning (dusty and got our clothes dirty) and repairs to the shelves (falling off or missing).

The kitchen was well stocked with anything we needed. We took advantage of grilling a few nights and even had another family who were traveling at the same time come over for a cook out. There was plenty of room for entertaining and the pool table was a treat for everyone.

Ellis and Rebecca were a lovely couple that live in the cottage on the property and manage it, they were helpful when picking us up at the ferry and with grill and dryer issues. Having two washers was a plus, but only one working dryer was a challenge with 2 families, daily visits to the beach, washing towels, etc. The lower level was occupied by our friends and they did mention that the kitchen was not well stocked and the beds were not as comfortable as we experienced.

My only complaint was the noise coming from the road, which is very heavily traveled by a lot of cars and water trucks (who beep when coming around a sharp corner). I was happy to be close to town as it was our first visit and it made for very easy travel back and forth. My husband says it was authentic to hear the roosters and the cars, I found it difficult to relax & take in the amazing views. We had massages set up at the house and would have liked them on the deck but for the noise. We opted for the living room which worked well.

Heidi, the owner was very helpful in having a fruit basket prepared for our friends and in recommending great restaurants. Overall, our stay was very comfortable. We would definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rileys Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had 9 family members including grandparents and grandkids staying at Rileys Retreat. Wonderful views and sunsets from the balcony. Pool and hot tube were excellent features. Clean and comfortable areas on first and second floors. Large kitchen with everything (except a working can opener) needed to make meals. It was necessary to have a car.

Very enjoyable week at this VRBO.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Reilly's loved Riley's

  • 5 of 5

MY family really enjoyed our stay at Riley's retreat. We really appreciate the kindness the owner's have shown in letting us stay. The home sleeps 10 comfortably with AC bedrooms in a safe and private location. The views from the balconies overlooking Cruz Bay were so beautiful that at times my family had trouble mobilizing to leave and go to the beach. No one wanted to leave. The poolside and hot tub which were surrounded by the most beautiful landscaping were a nice touch to relax in after a long day in the sun. There is a short drive to town and all of the most beautiful beaches you've ever seen. They also have a really great kitchen with all needed appliances. Perfect for a family trip or a girl's vacation.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Riley's is a real treat.

  • 5 of 5

Another fantastic stay at this villa. Such a nice property and very friendly and nice owners. Great views from every porch. Pool and hot tub were great for our family gathering. So comfortable and so well equipped, even includes coolers, chairs and snorkeling equipment. Cannot for next time.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Vacation Villa!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place to stay! Riley's Retreat has beautiful sweeping vistas with comfortable living space for all 10 adults! The pool is a welcome oasis in the summer! With a well equipped kitchen, we had a great family vacation! Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family vacation fun

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome trip to St John staying at Riley's Retreat. We had ages ranging from 3 months-64yrs old and the house was a fit for all ages. Justin, the caretaker, was friendly and resolved a minor issue, quickly. Heidi was accommodating and communicative. The house has fantastic views to the south and west. We watched the sunset everynight from the decks and spent late afternoon and evening in the pool and easy to use hot tub. There is ample snorkel gear, coolers, chairs, and beach toys at the house available for use at the beach. We would return for sure!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Bethany Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
Feb 26 2017 - Apr 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Dec 16 2017 - Dec 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Jan 7 2018 - Feb 16 2018
7 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Feb 17 2018 - Feb 25 2018
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Feb 26 2018 - Apr 14 2018
7 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2018
Nov 17 2018 - Nov 24 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

High season, main level only (max 6 guests), $5720. Low season, main level only (max 6 guests), $4180. Thanksgiving week, $5320, Holiday period (Dec 17-Jan 7 & President's week), $7700.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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