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Mike Mullen

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english


43 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Cliff's Edge Panorama Ocean 240 Degree Views with Crashing Surf Below!

YOU ARE DIRECTLY ON THE OCEAN WITH FULL VILLA AIR CONDITIONING!! Very few villas can say that and none are as new as Bordo Mare completed in 2014. Located on Maria Bluff in the most exclusive section of Chocolate Hole.

Upon arrival, you will be personally met by my Villa Manager, then help with your car and wisked to your home away from home where a fine meal awaits you complete with wine!

This is the biggest, baddest, newest two bedroom villa on St. John! The ultimate in luxury, With two king size equal sized masters facing an unobstructed ocean view and bedding to die for lends itself ideal for two couples to enjoy. Perfect for romance, or just to get away from daily life.

Situated 100' above the crashing surf on the ocean's edge. Infinity pool has seating area in the pool accommodating four as you enjoy afternoon libations or that evening swim while looking out toward the twinkling lights of St. Thomas and amazing winter sunsets.

Granite counters, stainless Whirlpool appliances, including 26 bottle wine refrig! Top of the line furnishings throughout. The dining choices, poolside, inside or out under the stars at your table for six watching the sun slip down in the west. You are less than five minutes away from Cruz Bay and it's restaurants and entertainment. This villa is the final word in luxury, convenience and amenities.

Bordo Mare enjoys embracing returning guests at nearly 40% as they know and expect to be taken care of by our excellent staff who has continually looked after the same villa since completely.

It is recommended you book six to nine months in advance due to our exceptionally high occupancy of 98%. We'll leave "The Lite On!"

Please also check out Sopra Mare, a sister villa at VRBO #251854 and follow my building blog at:

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mike Mullen (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Mike Mullen

This is my third build. The last finished in 2009 - Sopra Mare at VRBO #251854 has proven so popular that I undertook another on the same 1.4 acre lot finished January 2014. It is slighly larger than the last with more amenities. Author of two books - 'Keep Left,' a 2008 comedy about the people I met while building my first villa Tesori. Also 'Flat Busted,' a 2014 fictional novel of high adventure set in the Caribbean.

I currently reside in Aspen, Colorado and St. John with my significant other she's taller, smarter, younger beautiful nurse. Hey, at my age - you either get a nurse or a purse. I'm fortunate enough to get a nurse "with a purse!"

Mike Mullen purchased this villa in 2014

Why Mike Mullen chose St John

Well one night in 2000 I went to a charity event in Vail, Colorado. I drank way to much wine and bought two TV's, a $500 savings bond, a shotgun, pink Harley Davis Motorcycle and finally a trip to the Virgin Island!

Sold the Harley to a long legged movie producer's wife before morning! Thank God! Fell in love with this lot and basically did nothing with it until 2008 when I started Sopra Mare.

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 an 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 which lites up at nite.

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 throated 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!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Bill (the other Bill - his dad ) on December 22, 2013 at 4:27 PM

Bordo Mare is just perfect. Mike Mullen (the owner ) thought of everything in detail. The layout of the building is top notch, the views are unbeatable. It’s just my second day here and just keeps getting better. Went to Trunk Bay for the day, then returned ti Bordo Mare to enjoy the sunset while cooking dinner on a professional grill while my family was swimming in the pool right next the me. This place is heaven on earth.
Dec 2013
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Amazing as always!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from STJ of few days ago. Our second time at Bordo Mare was just as amazing as our first. Mulley is the BEST. He has thought of everything a guest could need or want. Sitting by the pool and watching the boats go by is so relaxing. We look forward to our next trip and staying at Bordo Mare.....what a heavenly place!!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bordo Mare

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to St. John and won't be our last! Bordo Mare is absolutely beautiful and everything the description states and more. Everything in the home is top notch and the view is spectacular! Mulley was very easy to deal with and always responded right away to any of my endless questions. He was even kind enough to reassure me that my daughter, who wasn't coming with us, could have both his and Jared's number in case of an emergency. Anyone who rents this home will not be disappointed. It is close enough to town for it to be a short drive to the market and also close to the beaches. We traveled with another couple and the home was plenty big enough for us all to be comfortable. When at the house we spent most of our time either sitting on the covered decks or out by the pool. We look forward to our next visit!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Returning Guests

  • 5 of 5

This was our 8th trip to St John and our 5th time renting from Mike. Bordo Mare is SO fantastic that we will never stay anywhere other than here. (Unless Mike builds another equally amazing villa!) Mike is extremely responsive and will return emails and phone calls the same day. He has a wonderful and reliable staff, in St John, that will assist you if anything is needed. The minute that you walk into the villa, you will be in awe of the amazing views from every room. The villa has everything that you could possibly need and more! It is extremely clean, with a modern kitchen, great furniture and décor, comfortable KING beds, very spacious indoors and outdoors, perfect location to reach town and the beaches. The surrounding properties are also very nice, so you have nice views while taking walks or runs. The list could go on and on! My family, which includes my husband and two teenagers (13 and 16), would "play" at the beaches or scuba dive in the mornings. We would return to the villa, in the afternoons, where we could either enjoy more of the beautiful scenery while floating in the pool or lounging on the shaded decks. The only time that the tv was turned on was to watch some NCAA March Madness basketball games. There is so much to do and enjoy that my kids would never be bored and need tv or electronics. It is a great place to reconnect as a family. The only negative is that once you arrive, you realize that you never want to leave this glorious place. We will be returning! Thank you for everything!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wilmington, NC

Bordo Mare

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful home! We thoroughly enjoyed Bordo Mare and will gladly stay again. All of the "personal touch" items are incredible. Mully, is wonderful and very easy to deal with. The home offers incredible views, is very comfortable, and top of the line. We enjoyed just hanging out by the pool and cooking meals with friends in the kitchen. It was so easy to relax, listen to music, and have fun. This home had it all! We will definitely be here again. St. John is our favorite place in the world and now Bordo Mare is our favorite place to be when we are there��

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible Views!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had an unforgettable experience in St. John thanks to Bordo Mare! The views from any part of the house were incredible, and the house was very clean and well-maintained. The space fit our family of four perfectly! We enjoyed hanging out by the pool during the day and relaxing on the couches on the patio at night, watching the sunset and then the stars.

I rental process was easy, and everyone who helps maintain the property was wonderful. We look forward to renting Bordo Mare again!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We rented Mike's place for a week with our 2 boys. The house was great, we loved hanging out in the patio in the morning and evenings and indulged in the pool after a long day hiking and hanging out at the beach.

The house is close enough by to beaches and Cruz bay and still you are able to escape from it all.

We would definitely rent from Mike again and look forward to our next visit to St. John

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
St. Thomas - By Ferry
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Beach Bar
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Mahogany Run - St. Thomas
Nearest Train
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Fish Bay Road
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Ski
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Car: necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Chocolate Hole Villa Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 16 2016 - Aug 12 2016
7 night minimum stay
Value Season 25% Discount
Aug 13 2016 - Sep 30 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 18 2016
7 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 1 to 4 Guests
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 25 2016
7 night minimum stay
Early Winter
Nov 26 2016 - Dec 23 2016
7 night minimum stay
Xmas/New Years 1 to 4 Guests
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 6 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jan 7 2017 - Jan 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jan 28 2017 - Feb 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
President's Week 1-4 Guests
Feb 11 2017 - Feb 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
Feb 18 2017 - Apr 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
Apr 15 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Value Season 25% Discount
Aug 19 2017 - Oct 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct 7 2017 - Nov 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 1-4 Guests
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
Xmas/New Years 1-4 Guests
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Security/Administration $90
Tax Rate 12.5%

Except for Holidays Add $550 total for Guests 3 and/or 4
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St John Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , Sink
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Ensuite has dbl vanities, granite, rain forest shower heads
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Ensuite has dbl vanities, granite, rain forest shower heads
  • Master Baths have double sinks, granite counters, wood cabinets. Showers have rain forest ceiling mounted heads.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • Each Master Bedroom faces directly to the ocean. Doors fold to give 100% unobstructed view of the ocean, occasionally whales and turtles swim by. Watch the twinkling lights of passing cruise ships in the evening
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
This is the top of the line in luxury, privacy and furnishings. Every thought to guest comfort has been anticipated.

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