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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


Details
Property
villa
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Half Baths
2
Minimum Stay
7 nights

Description

Cruz Bay Villa Rental Photos and Description

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 mesmerizing water views from every room, and over 1,500 square feet of outdoor living decks and patios.

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) DETAILS:

Thanksgiving Week 2016: $3800/1-6 guests

Christmas Week 2016: $5500/1-6 guests

New Year's Week 2016/2017: $5500/1-6 guests

Presidents Week 2016: $4200/1-6 guests

Easter week 2016 – regular rates

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WINTER/SPRING - Excluding Holiday Weeks - Jan 2 - April 16, 2016 / Jan 8 - April 15, 2017

$3150 Weekly Base Rate for 1-2 Guests

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SUMMER - April 16 - Dec 24, 2016 / April 15 - Dec 23, 2017

$2800 Weekly Base Rate for 1-2 Guests

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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.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Leslie & Greg Glaves
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 1, 2016
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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 St John

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.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Oceanview Sunsets - Private & Spacious Sweet Dreams Villa in Chocolate Hole
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 24 reviews
5

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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5

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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Volga, SD
5

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
  • Source: HomeAway
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Volga, SD
5

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
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Sweet Dreams Indeed!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a villa that pretty much has everything, look no further than Sweet Dreams. We came to St. John to celebrate life after almost losing our dear son to a brain injury in 1/15. When we looked for places on VRBO, this place instantly stood out because of it's island charm, spacious design, stunning views and brand new infinity pool. Marc Miller met us at the ferry, escorted us to the jeep rental place and led the way up, up, up to Sweet Dreams overlooking Chocolate Hole. The home is absolutely beautifully decorated and so comfortable. Leslie and Greg have thought of everything in the way of creature comforts/nice touches. Even little things like kleenex, paper towels, cling wrap, etc were there at our disposal. We shopped for groceries at the nearby Starfish Market and often ordered sandwiches to go to the beach from Sam and Jack's deli. The beaches on St. John are absolutely spectacular. The local food is quite good, from Candi's BBQ which is basically a road-side hut to the gourmet Extra Virgin Bistro but if you want to pick up some fish and cook your own meal, Leslie's kitchen is stocked with cookware, utensils, plates, spices, oils, everything you need to whip up your own creation. The pool is a wonderful way to cool off after a day at the beach and enjoy the breathtaking view of the neighboring islands. Cruz Bay Watersports offers a Half Day Picnic Snorkel that we took on our last day on St. John. The tour went to two spots that feature sea turtles and rays as well as coral reefs and beautiful fish. We will definitely be back! Thanks for the amazing hospitality, Greg and Leslie.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mariellen, Thank you very much for your thoughtful review! We were so happy to know you enjoyed staying at Sweet Dreams Villa and that you had a relaxing and comfortable time vacationing and celebrating your son’s healing. I hope that you have many joyful memories of your beach outings and snorkeling adventures and hanging out at the villa in lovely St. John. We would be thrilled to have the pleasure of welcoming you to stay again at Sweet Dreams Villa in the future. Warmest regards from Leslie & Greg
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Amazing views, well appointed!

  • 5 of 5

The views from this stone, hill-top home are amazing! The pool is recently updated and there is tons of outdoor space. We were personally greeted at the car barge by Eric, a member of the property team, who lead us to the home and gave us a tour of the home with complete details on how to operate lights, A/C, TV, etc. Mark Miller, the property manager, then arrived to greet our family. A lovely welcome gift awaited us in the fridge with waters, wine and some beach picnic snacks from a local deli. I am so glad I did not go grocery shopping before arriving at the house, because the house was really stocked. We decided to give the upper master bedroom to our 3 children because the room was so large with an attached powder room. So glad we did! The main floor bedroom had the most comfortable bed! And the 3 walls of windows and balcony doors provided the most amazing breezes and incredible moon-lite scenery at night. Location was great. Short drive to Cruz Bay, the northern beaches and Coral Bay. Sweet Dreams villa was quiet, peaceful, charming and well-appointed. Would definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy to know you were well taken care of by our on-island management team and that you all enjoyed the Sam & Jacks Deli treats! The pool was newly installed last October, taking 4 months of major construction on the hillside and we love the way the new pool turned out after all that. Our builder made it special with the curved outer wall and nice large patio. I hope you had the opportunity to play with the colored light shows in the pool! We truly appreciate your taking the time to write about your experience at Sweet Dreams Villa, and hope you enjoyed it well enough to consider returning again in the future.
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Asolare
"Beautiful romantic spot for dinner and views. Sunset is amazing!"
U.S. Virgin Islands National Park
"Why we love St. John"
Cinnamon Bay Beach
"Great place to kayak."
Francis Bay
Maho Bay
The Waterfront Bistro
"This is a wonderful restaurant for dining by the waterfront. Food is good too!"
National Park Visitor Center
Honeymoon Beach
"Beautiful beach. Visit this beach by parking at Caneel Bay resort for the day. You either p..."
Sam & Jack's Deli
"Fabulous food. Great take out lunches to bring along for the day."
Rhumb Lines
"One of our favorite places for dinner. Always friendly and delicious food is served."
Virgin Magic Charters
"Captain Karl will take you on a fantastic sailing trip on the "Mahiya". Enjoy special snorke..."
Calypso Charters - Bad Kitty BVI Tour
"Best fun cruising boat ever."
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

Rates & Availability

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
 
Christmas/New Year's
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
$5,500
 
 
Winter 2017 1-2 Guests (2BR)
Jan 7 2017 - Feb 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
President's Week 1-6 Guests
Feb 18 2017 - Feb 24 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,850
 
 
Winter 2017 1-2 Guests (2BR)
Feb 25 2017 - Apr 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
2017 Spring/Summer 1-2 Guests
Apr 15 2017 - Nov 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 12.5%

Please refer to the following and contact owner for accurate rates.

WEEKLY RATES
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Thanksgiving Week 2016: $4000/1-6 guests
Christmas Week 2016: $5500/1-6 guests
New Year's Week 2016/2017: $5500/1-6 guests
Presidents Week 2016: $4200/1-6 guests
Easter week 2016 – regular rates
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WINTER/SPRING - Excluding Holiday Weeks - Jan 2 - April 16, 2016 / Jan 8 - April 15, 2017
$3150/1-2 guests
$3500/3-4 guests, Main Floor and Upstairs Bedroom
$3850/3-4 guests, Entire Villa
$4200/5-6 guests, Entire Villa
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SUMMER - April 16 - Dec 24, 2016 / April 15 - Dec 23, 2017
$2800/1-2 guests
$3150/3-4 guests, Main Floor and Upstairs Bedroom
$3500/3-4 guests, Entire Villa
$3850/5-6 guests, Entire Villa
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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 Christmas/New Year’s Holiday Weeks).
- If the final payment is not received by the due date, the reservation will be cancelled and your deposit is forfeited unless we can re-book.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Cruz Bay Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • 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:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • 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) * Golf * Tennis * Shopping * Sightseeing * Restaurants * Kayaking * Sailing * Boating * Parasailing * Jet Skiing * Swimming * Snorkeling/Diving * Surfing * Windsurfing * Hiking * Fishing * Fitness Center/Gym * Health/Beauty Spa * Basketball Court * Horseback Riding

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

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