Cliff's Edge Panorama Ocean 240 Degree Views with Crashing Surf Below!
About Mike Mullen
Bordo Mare Villa is the third complete villa I have constructed on St. John. It was built in 2014 with every conceivable amenity I could think of for Guests. When not on St. John I reside with my younger, taller, stronger and richer wife who I adore. Life is good to me and I could not wish or want for anything over these many decades I have lived. You as a guest are my first consideration and I will do whatever it takes to create a great island experience from the moment you set foot on the island. I promise!
Mike Mullen purchased this Villa in 2014
What makes this Villa unique
Views are 'killer' from the living, dining, massive decks and equal sized master bedrooms everything faces the ocean. Other places might have ocean views, but at Bordo Mare you are one with the sea. I have chosen 'Nana' type doors for these locations. Basically five panels that move totally to the right and provide a totally unobstructed panarama ocean view from every room. The pool deck is large, overlooking the infinity edge pool where there is additional seating around the in pool table. In the morning grab your coffee and take the one mile circuit for a gentle walk of the quiet neighborhood while you watch iguanas lazily move out of your path. At night, you'll see the lights of St. Thomas and cruise ships moving slowly from right to left bound for their next island port. In the distance most nights, car lights on St. Croix are twinkling some 30 miles away. The low throat-ed sound of tree frogs and gentle crash of surf below will lull you to sleep in your incredible duel master suites. You'll think you're in heaven rather than 'Bordo Mare' Edge of the Sea!
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An Oceanside Gem!
We give this stay an A! From the time we booked our trip, the owner was in contact to confirm the booking and begin making recommendations to make our stay extra fun. The house was great too. And that VIEW - even better than the photos.
I will say the house could use a little TLC. Maybe it was because we visited toward the end of the season, but things just seemed like they could use a little sprucing (pressure washing, pool chemicals, dishwasher operation, and other deep cleaning). This is the ONLY reason I would not give this stay an A+. Overall the place was very clean, modern, and well-functioning though. If you haven't ever spent time on St. John, be advised that water conservation is an issue. We ran out of water one morning, but the owner's representative responded right away and fixed the problem. In fact, I can't say enough nice things about the caretakers - there was a meal and wine in the fridge when we arrived and one of the guys (Jared) even gave us a ride one day when he saw us walking down the hot street! Thanks again!
I will offer one small bit of advice. This house is not walking distance to any food/beverage/retail, etc. You will need to rent a car. We got the hang of getting into town easily by the second day or so, so this was not a big deal for us in the end. And the beautiful view and added privacy made up for any inconvenience of driving into town.
Stay here. You'll love it!
Perfect Stay on St. John
First St. John; if you are looking for small, easy, laid back island life, this is it. Come and relax. Great beaches, snorkeling, sailing. Great small central town area with restaurants and bars. Bordo Mare is a great spot. Easy drive into town and to the beaches. Rent a jeep. Very comfortable, clean villa. Owner is very easy to work with, really works to make sure everything is in order. He thinks of all the little things..beach towels, coolers, etc. Nothing better than you morning coffee, or your sunset beverage on the deck overlooking the ocean, or out by the pool. My family loves St. John and we love this home. Our 2nd visit, we stayed at this owners other villa, Sopra Mare, and equally as nice. You will not be disappointed with this villa.
Perfect vacation with family and friends
We truly enjoyed our stay at your place. Thank you for giving us this opportunity to create such memories with our dear friends during the first week and my brother and his wife the second week. We all loved the view, so spectacular each day to wake up to the sound of the waves crashing on the rocks. We even witnessed the visit of a whale and her calf as we were sitting on the deck having lunch. Wow!! I love to cook and found the kitchen well equipped, what a treat to have the luxuries of home in a rental. The beds were very comfortable, another treat that is rare in a rental. Thank you for the dinner you left for us in the fridge upon our arrival, so unexpected and so very kind of you. Thank you for having your housekeeper come during mid-stay to clean the house, another unexpected treat. You went above and beyond any owner I have ever dealt with. Thank you again. We look forward to our next trip to this special island and most especially to your lovely villa.
Perfect for our family of 5
Mike has thought of everything with this rental...It's hard to know where to start.
We went to St. John to experience the beauty of the beaches in the National Park, but it was so nice to have such a beautiful home base to come back to after a day out and about.
The overall design of the home is just perfect- the photos on the listing do not do it justice. Both bedrooms and main floor living spaces have accordion-style doors that allow you to open them completely (no wall at all between you and the ocean views!). You essentially feel like you are outside when you have them open. It was amazing to just sit and relax on one of the decks each morning and evening. Definitely my favorite part of the home.
The pool was perfect for our kids, ages 7, 9 and 10. It looks small in the photos but it was more than enough for fun times after a day at the beach. It was so fun for them, in fact, that we skipped one day at the beach to just enjoy the pool.
Location is also perfect, although a rental car is needed. The road to the home is curvy and hilly and the driveway is very steep. It's good to have a jeep anyway for all the trips to the beaches. Taxis run often, but it's nice to have the flexibility of your own car. It's about 7 minutes to town for restaurants and groceries.
Mike even provides nice chairs, towels and coolers for your trips to the beaches. He really has thought of everything.
All in all, it was a perfect spot for our family. It was our first "beach" vacation and it won't be our last. Thank you to Mike and his team!
Perfect Island Retreat
We just returned after an idyllic week at Bordo Mare on St. John, and we all debated whether the group arriving the afternoon we left would mind our staying with them another week. For a get-away-from-it-all vacation that still has easy access to some civilization, this place was perfect. Fantastic sunrises and sunsets every day (you can see both from the amazing decks) and millions of stars visible at night before the moon rose. Sitting on our deck with cold drinks quickly became a nightly ritual. During the day, we spent either lounging around the pool or exploring the national park and beaches on the island - each beach had its own unique flair. A couple of days on the water snorkeling as well. The town of Cruz Bay also had lots to do - great restaurants and beach bars and there were hidden little finds all over the island.
Bottom line - Bordo Mare was a one-of-a-kind home in a wonderful location. If you are looking for an island vacation in a wonderful spot, you can't get any better than this one.
Perfect Island, Perfect House, Perfect Vacation
We rented Bordo Mare for a week in February. We couldn't have been happier with the house! Perched right on the ocean's edge, the views were amazing! The house has absolutely everything you could want or need, very well outfitted and very comfortable. Both bedrooms are large with well-equipped bathrooms and the same spectacular view of the ocean. We used the pool on multiple occasions, great place to float and relax after a day at the beach. The expansive deck has great outdoor furniture. Bugs were non-existant. This house is a short drive into Cruz Bay for restaurants and night life. Highly recommend!
Most mornings you will find walkers and joggers taking the approximate one mile circuit past out site from you. During the later part of March the International Rolex Regatta makes their turns nearly in front of the villa. You can hear the Captains as they shout orders.
Occasionally you will see turtles and whales just off the cliff as they swim by.