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Riley's Retreat, Fabulous Ocean View, Private

25 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Bethany Villa Rental Photos and Description

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
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based on 25 traveler reviews

Riley's Retreat, Fabulous Ocean View, Private
average rating of 4.92 based on 25 reviews

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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We loved Riley's Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the fantastic Riley’s Retreat July 2015, with a total of 8 in our party -- 2 adults and 6 children (12-20 years old). This beautiful villa is the perfect vacation home for families with children. The owners were so gracious and accommodating, answering our many questions about the house and things to do -- down to the smallest detail, like which supermarkets to go to on the island. The house was super comfortable, beautifully appointed and had literally everything we needed for our week’s stay. The kitchen was fully stocked with pots, pans, spices, platters, toaster, coffee maker -- everything we needed to prepare meals for our party of 8. We enjoyed wonderful days at the various beautiful beaches around the island and some nice hiking. After our long, fun days, we retreated back to the villa to enjoy the deck with its scenic views, lovely sunsets, beautiful pool, hot tub and pool table. The villa’s caretaker, Austin, was so pleasant and was there if we had any questions. Austin’s restaurant/bar in Cruz Bay (Castaway’s) was great for delicious burgers (try the donut burger!) and drinks for the adults – all at a reasonable prices. We weren’t sure about the villa being located only 1.5 miles from Cruz Bay, but this worked out great for us and proved to be very convenient for dining, shopping and supermarket runs. We read a few reviews prior to arrival about traffic noise from Centerline Ave. and roosters. We barely heard any street noise (the home is on a hillside), and the roosters didn’t wake us (we heard roosters all around the island). The common areas were cooled by nice breeze from the windows and ceiling fans, which were also in the bedrooms, although we did turn on the A/C in the bedrooms for sleeping. We were never hot in the home even though it was the middle of July. We had a wonderful and easy experience and would highly recommend Riley’s Retreat. We would definitely stay at Riley’s Retreat again in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bolivia, NC

Birthday gift from the kids

  • 5 of 5

8 adults spent a great week at Riley's retreat. The house was great. The owners were great. The house has everything we needed including the best hot tub ever.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Liberty, Missouri

Extended Family Trip

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time with our family of 8. We had ages from 11 up to age 70. All enjoyed themselves. We have 2 adult sons and had them stay in the lower level living area. My inlaws had a bedroom on the main level but on the opposite side of us and our youngest son had one next to our bedroom. So we all had our privacy. The property is so well decorated. I wish I could had the knack for that in my home. The porch was a main draw every morning and afternoon. The pool table was used daily. The pool was used many times as was the hottub. Austin was very helpful too whenever there was a small issue. You can tell that the house has been well thought out for families and entertaining.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bethany Villa Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season, entire villa
Dec 15 2016 - Apr 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Low Season, entire villa
Apr 16 2017 - Dec 16 2017
7 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.

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Bethany Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
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
  • non smoking only
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

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