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Oceanview Sunsets - Private & Spacious Sweet Dreams Villa in Chocolate Hole

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Glen Speers Designed Villa - 3 A/C Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, Pool, 6 Person Hot Tub

Welcome to Sweet Dreams Villa and paradise in St. John, the US Virgin Islands... Your stay at our “Private Resort” is perfect for romance and relaxation. This stone walled villa was constructed in the Caribbean tradition and is decorated with local Caribbean artwork and crafts. We are 200 feet above St. John’s Chocolate Hole Bay - offering panoramic ocean views of St. Thomas, St. Croix and other small islands. There are many opportunities to catch spectacular sunsets, see incredibly star filled night skies, and view beautiful rainbows after offshore rains from this spectacular ocean view location. Sweet Dreams Villa has 2,900 square ft. of interior living space with mesmerizing water views from every room, and over 1,500 square ft. of outdoor living decks and patios.

*Please note, we accept children ages 12 and above only, due to safety concerns.*

We welcome all of our guests on their arrival day with a basket of high quality fabulous snacks from Sam & Jack's Deli. Our 'On Island' family management team will be happy to assist you with jeep rental, kayak & paddle board rental, restaurant reservations, and so much more! They will meet you when you arrive in St. John at the ferry terminal and take you to the villa.

The main floor of the villa features a large living room with cathedral ceilings, large dining and entertainment area with a dining table to seat six or more, and a fully equipped kitchen with all the extras you may need during your stay - including attractive dinner and barware. The kitchen features a large mahogany serving bar with bar stool seating, where dinner or drinks can be enjoyed. The living room has comfortable island style cushioned seating and a high quality stereo system (along with an internet connected TV if you are inclined to watch). The large covered deck overlooking the ocean has a couple of lounge chairs and a dining table that seats six, adjacent to the living room. Here you may enjoy the refreshing trade wind breezes while relaxing in the shade or serving dinner outdoors. A couple of steps down from this area is the pool.

The pool size is 16’ by 24’, and has a built in lounging bench on the east and south sides (perfect for viewing sunsets) and is equipped with programmable underwater multicolor LED mood lighting. The pool patio area provides another comfortable place to relax and enjoy the views, with a cushioned love seat, chairs, sun lounges and outdoor tables. At the eastern end of the Villa on the main floor is an another outdoor area with a six-person hot tub, adjacent outdoor shower, and secluded lounging area with two chaise lounges.

The three bedrooms of the villa are each located on separate levels of the house, offering a nice level of privacy. Each bedroom in the Villa is equipped with new high efficiency rapid cooling air conditioning and ceiling or floor fans for complete air circulation. Reliable wireless internet service is available on all levels of the house, including bedrooms. The main floor and second floor bedrooms each have stereo and TV systems, and the ground level has a stereo system and flat screen TV in the living room that is adjacent to the bedroom.

The main floor bedroom at the east end of the house has a comfortable queen-size bed and its own private deck area accessible by sliding doors. Three sides of the bedroom can be opened to capture the breeze if you prefer that over air conditioning.

The second floor bedroom is reached by an interior stairway. This bedroom has windows opening on both North and South sides, allowing flow-through breezes if desired, and has an indoor sitting area for two. The comfortable king sized bed in this bedroom can be configured as two twin beds if needed.

The ground floor level bedroom of the Villa includes its own kitchen/dining area and living room area and features air conditioning and ceiling fans in all rooms. This floor has large glass walls with sliding doors on the south side of each room (ocean facing side) and a bank of windows in the living room overlooking the ocean. There is a large fully equipped kitchen with extensive counter space and a wood dining bar built over a native stone outcropping. The kitchen is spacious and well stocked with unique dinnerware and all the kitchenware you may need for preparing meals. The ground floor living room area has a large flat screen cable TV, Stereo/CD player, and efficient rapid cooling air conditioning along with ceiling fans. The ground floor bedroom has a custom made queen size bed, a separate rapid cooling a/c unit and a full bath with a spacious walk-in shower.

The Chocolate Hole Neighborhood is very walkable. Hart Bay can be accessed by paths off of the paved roads (within a 2 mile walk). Chocolate Hole Bay is a short 0.7 mile walk. We are just a ten-minute drive from the main town, Cruz Bay, where you will find restaurants, shops, entertainment, and grocery stores, and the harbor where many boating excursions take off from. A fifteen-minute drive will bring you to the closest of the famed beautiful North Shore beaches of St. John.

*Please note, we accept children ages 12 and above only, due to safety concerns.*

Rates are subject to change until reservation is made.

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WEEKLY RATES (7 nights)

Excluding Holiday Weeks - Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s

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WINTER/SPRING

$3,150 for 1-2 guests, Main Floor and Upstairs Bedroom, 2BR (Lower Suite Closed)

$3,500 for 3-4 guests, Main Floor and Upstairs Bedroom, 2 BR (Lower Suite Closed)

$3,850 for 3-4 guests, Entire 3 Floors of Villa, 3 BR

$4,550 for 5-6 guests, Entire 3 Floors of Villa, 3 BR

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SUMMER/FALL

$2,800 for 1-2 guests, Main Floor and Upstairs Bedroom, 2 BR (Lower Suite Closed)

$3,150 for 3-4 guests, Main Floor and Upstairs Bedroom, 2 BR (Lower Suite Closed)

$3,500 for 3-4 guests, Entire 3 Floors of Villa, 3 BR

$3,850 for 5-6 guests, Entire 3 Floors of Villa, 3 BR

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- Rates subject to 12.5% VI Tax (Government Increase Effective Jan 1, 2016)

- We require a 50% down-payment with a check by mail within 7 days of making your reservation, along with your signed rental agreement, to confirm the reservation.

- The final 50% of rental plus tax is due 60 days before arrival, plus the refundable damage deposit ($400) is due at the same time.

- Bookings within 59 days of arrival require payment in full.

- If your reservation is for the Christmas/New Years weeks, the balance is due 90 days prior to arrival.

- Rates are based on payment by check. Paying with a credit card incurs an additional 3% service fee.

A 7-night stay is our typical minimum stay, but we try to be flexible on day of arrival and departure, so there are some opportunities for shorter stays. Please inquire with owner about shorter visits.

More Details

Owner
Leslie & Greg Glaves
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2017

About Leslie & Greg Glaves

We purchased this wonderful villa as a place to get away from it all to refresh our spirits. We live in Long Island, New York and have been here for 25 years, enjoying the northeastern beaches when we cannot be in the Caribbean. Greg has an accounting practice and Leslie is a software engineer. The vacation villa is a dream come true, as is St. John Island. We love the way that the majority of the island is preserved as pristine national park land and maintained with admirable dedication by The Friends of Virgin Islands National Park.

We derive great pleasure from sharing our villa with guests who are drawn to its charm, and hope you enjoy your stay so much that you will want to return again to Sweet Dreams Villa.

Leslie & Greg Glaves purchased this villa in 2014

Why Leslie & Greg Glaves chose Cruz Bay

The location is perfect, just a short drive to town and the friendly neighborhood is great. Ocean views from the villa are breathtakingly beautiful.

What makes this villa unique

The Villa is a classic Caribbean build with lovely hand built stone walls and is decorated with locally made artwork and crafts.

We look forward to providing a memorable relaxing experience for all of our villa guests. Our on-island villa manager will be on hand at all times during your stay, and will meet you at the ferry dock upon arrival. After picking up your rental auto, you will be guided to the villa and receive an orientation to the island if you are not familiar with the area.

Amenities

Estate Chocolate Hole and Great Cruz Bay Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Main Floor - toilet , outdoor shower , Double sinks
    Main Floor - toilet , shower , Large open shower
    Ground Floor - toilet , shower , Large open shower
    2nd Floor Bath - toilet , Sink & toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Beds * King Bed Upstairs: can be two twins * Queen Bed on Main Floor * Queen Bed on Lower Level
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Activities (on site and nearby) * Tennis * Shopping * Sightseeing * Restaurants * Kayaking * Sailing * Boating * Parasailing * Jet Skiing * Swimming * Snorkeling/Diving * Surfing * Windsurfing * Hiking * Fishing * Fitness Center/Gym * Health/Beauty Spa * Horseback Riding

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Oceanview Sunsets - Private & Spacious Sweet Dreams Villa in Chocolate Hole
average rating of 4.962963 based on 27 reviews
5

You will not want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

Sweet Dreams is everything and much, much more. We have been traveling to STJ every year for 10 years. Our first stay in Sweet Dreams was November/December 2016 for 9 glorious nights. It will not be our last! The view is unbeatable. The sunsets are amazing...miss none. The pool and outdoor space is spectacular and the Chocolate Hole location is fantastic. Everything is just so comfortable. The kitchen is very well stocked...no detail overlooked. The beds are very cozy and you have every creature comfort you could want. Sweet Dreams is very close to Cruz Bay and everything it has to offer...easy drive. The owners are so friendly and easy to deal with...thank you Leslie for everything. Do not hesitate to spend your STJ vacation at Sweet Dreams.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sweet dreams was a perfect vacation home

  • 5 of 5

Review #16682351 “Oceanview Sunsets - Private & Spacious Sweet Dreams Villa in Chocolate Hole”

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Sweet Dreams is a wonderful house with beautiful views. The infinity pool is amazing and my favorite place during our vacation. The villa is spacious with beautiful stone construction. We were only 10 min from town and loved taking an evening walk down to Chocolate Hole. The villa is very private and you do not see any neighbors. We were two couples and rented the downstairs apartment as well and enjoyed the extra space.

Leslie was amazing to deal with. We needed to change our plans to come a day early due to weather and she could not have been more accommodating and helpful. She answered all our questions in a timely manner. The local property managers were also great.

We would definitely stay here again and believe that it is the best house in the price range based on view, location, size of house, pool, hot tub, and amenities.The house is so well stocked with all the little items that you need but forgot to pack. Both kitchens had lots of cooking pots, plates and glasses. The villa is stocked with lots of nice towels and linens. I would recommend stopping at the house before going to the store where things can be pricey. We enjoyed the welcome provisions of delicious foods.

The villa had excellent internet. Appreciated the books about St. John and also other reading books.

We rented a jeep from the property managers: Crandall on St. John and it was very nice. It did not take long to get used to driving on the other side of the road though they are very narrow and winding. We also would recommend our taxi driver Patrick who will come to the bottom of the road to pick you up ($8 per person when he picks you up and $6 to take you home from town).

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Susan, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your stay at the villa. It is great to know that you walked down to Chocolate Hole Bay in the evenings, we enjoy doing that also whenever we are in town, and find the walk uphill on the way back is good exercise! We are glad to know you enjoyed the privacy level. We think it is wonderful to be on a dead end road with only a few villas further down the road, as there is typically very little road traffic. We would love to have the opportunity to welcome you back to Sweet Dreams Villa for a future vacation. Warmest regards from Leslie & Greg
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5

A SLICE OF HEAVEN!

  • 5 of 5

We spent an incredible week at Sweet Dreams Villa at the end of January 2017 to celebrate our 30th anniversary.

Upon our arrival to St. John via car ferry we were escorted to this beautiful villa by a member of the management company.

The location is high on a hill with welcoming breezes and beautiful 180 degree views with gorgeous sunsets.

A selection of food and drinks were waiting for us in the fridge making us feel very welcome.

The amenities are first class including a beautiful pool with colorful lights at night, very relaxing hot tub with sunset views, A/C in the bedrooms, stereo systems in several rooms with ipod connections, wifi, cable TV, very well stocked kitchen (the Ninja blender came in handy for our daily piña coladas), plenty of ceiling fans and a nice outdoor gas grill.

We really enjoyed the al fresco dining complete with a beautiful view and entertaining hummingbirds seeking a drink from the feeder on the deck. The oil lamps were a nice detail. There were plenty of towels including beach towels and comfy cotton robes. Beach chairs, umbrellas, noodles, coolers and floats are available for guest use.

The management company was very responsive when we called with some minor issues.

We highly recommend this slice of heaven!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Gerardo, Thank you for your wonderful and informative review about vacationing at Sweet Dreams Villa! We are glad that you had a great anniversary celebration at the villa and that you enjoyed the incredible views, good breezes, and villa amenities. The villa design and location provide for beautiful panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea with some incredibly lovely sunsets, and we love to share the joy of vacationing at this unique villa with our guests. Thanks for mentioning the many features that you most appreciated at the villa. We are always looking to add some special extras to make vacationing there the best ever, so it is heartening to know what you liked specifically. It is terrific that you mention the hummingbirds - they are so much fun to watch! We are also thrilled to know that you found the snacks from Sam & Jack’s Deli that we provide on arrival day to be welcoming. We think their food is delicious and often stop there when in town, they make the greatest wrap/sandwiches. We look forward to having the opportunity to welcome you back to Sweet Dreams Villa for a future St. John vacation. Warmest regards from Leslie & Greg
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Bill and Jen A. From NJ. Our wedding week/vaca

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here 2 times before the current owners made the awesome renovations. The pool/patio area addition are incredible and will make you never want to leave. We've stayed in several other villas/condos but this one is a favorite. The View is uncontested and unexplainable by words/pics. Close enough to town but just far enough away from chaos. Home has Beautiful island stonework, outdoor shower , and all the comforts of home. Strongly recommended -except for the weeks we want to rent it.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bill & Jen, Thank you for your wonderful review! It is so great that you’ve stayed at the villa several times before we purchased it and that you like the way the pool and other renovations turned out. We agree the beautiful ocean views just have to be experienced in person to fully appreciate the beauty of St. John and the VI. It is breathtakingly lovely to be there. Hearty congratulations on your wedding - we wish you a lot of happy years together! We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Warm regards, Leslie & Greg
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Fantastic set up!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first experience in renting a house for a family vacation instead of staying in a hotel. My wife and I and our three college-age kids really appreciated the extra space and comfort of this house. Every day we started with simple breakfast at the house (two local markets with everything you need within a short drive), packed a cooler with lunch and hit the beaches for outstanding snorkeling (main reason we chose St John). Late afternoon we'd either do happy hour downtown or drinks poolside at the house watching the amazing sunset view from this location. We ate out every night as there are plenty of places close in Cruz Bay across all price ranges. This was by choice as we were all on vacation but the outdoor grill and kitchen at the house are first class. The house was spacious with plenty of outdoor areas so everyone could have their space to lounge and read a book and everything was immaculate. You can tell that that Leslie and Greg really take pride in setting the place up for guests to be comfortable - even small things like stereos that connect to cell phones for streaming music! Chairs, coolers, beach towels are all provided and the local house manager is super responsive to any need. We really could not have had a better experience in renting a vacation house!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everything you could ask for and more!

  • 5 of 5

This review is late, but I still feel it is worth writing. This was our second stay at Sweet Dreams. The first time we were there with another couple, but this last time we took our two daughters and granddaughters. A beautiful pool and patio were added since our last visit. I wish you could have seen the look on our granddaughter's face when she saw the pool and view of the bay. It really was priceless! Since St. John is all about outdoor living, we spent many evenings enjoying the beautiful sunsets and views from this deck. It is so quiet and peaceful here, yet, you are just a short distance from Cruz Bay. The villa has everything you need and is decorated in a beautiful island feel. A lovely and comfortable place to stay.

We never wanted for anything, but if we did have a question, James, the property manager was readily available. Leslie and Greg obviously take pride in this property and want you to enjoy it as much as they do. It is no wonder why people want to keep coming back to this beautiful island and villa!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Rates & Availability

Estate Chocolate Hole and Great Cruz Bay Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
2017 Spring/Summer 1-2 Guests
Apr 15 2017 - Nov 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving Week 1-6 Guests
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,000
 
 
Christmas/New Years 1-6 Guests
Dec 19 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
$5,950
 
 
2018 Winter 1-2 Guests (2BR)
Jan 6 2018 - Apr 13 2018
7 night minimum stay
$3,150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 12.5%

PLEASE NOTE: We accept children ages 12 and above only due to safety concerns.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Please refer to the following for rates and email or phone owner (631-350-3171) for an accurate rates quote. RATES ARE NOT ACCURATELY CALCULATED ON THIS SITE. See also www.sweetdreamsvilla.com
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HOLIDAY WEEKS
Thanksgiving Week 2017: $4000/1-6 guests
Christmas Week 2017: $5950/1-6 guests
New Year's Week 2017/2018: $5950/1-6 guests
Presidents Week 2016 - regular rates
Easter week 2016 – regular rates
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WEEKLY RATES (7 nights)
Excluding Holiday Weeks - Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s
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WINTER/SPRING
$3,150 for 1-2 guests, Main Floor and Upstairs Bedroom, 2BR (Lower Suite Closed)
$3,500 for 3-4 guests, Main Floor and Upstairs Bedroom, 2 BR (Lower Suite Closed)
$3,850 for 3-4 guests, Entire 3 Floors of Villa, 3 BR
$4,550 for 5-6 guests, Entire 3 Floors of Villa, 3 BR
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SUMMER/FALL
$2,800 for 1-2 guests, Main Floor and Upstairs Bedroom, 2 BR (Lower Suite Closed)
$3,150 for 3-4 guests, Main Floor and Upstairs Bedroom, 2 BR (Lower Suite Closed)
$3,500 for 3-4 guests, Entire 3 Floors of Villa, 3 BR
$3,850 for 5-6 guests, Entire 3 Floors of Villa, 3 BR
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- Rates subject to 12.5% VI Tax
- Rates are based on payment by check. Paying with a credit card incurs an additional 3% service fee.
- We require a 50% down-payment on the total rental cost, along with your signed rental agreement to confirm a reservation.
- The final 50% balance and the $400 Security Deposit is due 60 days before arrival (90 days prior to arrival for Holiday Weeks.
- If the final payment is not received by the due date, the reservation will be c

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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Reef Bay Trail & Petroglyphs
Nearest Airport
11 Miles
STT - The Cyril E. King Airport, after Ferry Trip
Nearest Ferry
1.7 Miles
St. Thomas - St. John Passenger Ferry
Nearest Beach
0.7 Miles
Chocolate Hole Beach
Car: recommended

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