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Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Cruz Bay Villa Rental Photos and Description

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
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016
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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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Beautiful Home~Amazing View~Great Location~Infinity Pool~Quiet Neighborhood~Extra Amenities

  • 5 of 5

Our family just returned from a week's vacation at the Bordo Mare in St. John. We had an absolutely incredible time, due in part to our superb lodging. The owner of this property was a pleasure to work with, very attentive to our needs and quick to respond to questions. The property itself is beautiful, well-maintained and in a great, quiet neighborhood. The house overlooks Chocolate Hole, with nothing to block your view of the ocean. We saw numerous sea turtles surfacing for air while sitting on the balcony. The home itself contained literally everything we needed, plus some. Our family has rented numerous rental properties over the years, mainly along the eastern coast of the US. We have never encountered a home that was stocked with coolers, beach chairs, beach towels, bath towels, linens, tissues, toilet paper, paper towels, hand soap and laundry detergent to name a few. These may seem like trivial items, but to our family showed proof of pride of ownership and treating a customer as a true guest. Another thoughtful & appreciated touch was a healthy dinner & bottle of wine that was waiting for us at the house at check-in. A real meal following a full day of travel was much appreciated. The bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchen were spacious and the beds were comfortable. Multiple dining areas inside and out. The house is located 10 minutes from Cruz Bay which has restaurants, shopping and grocery stores. The owner also had a pack-n-play & high chair available for us, with most other properties that would be an additional rental fee. This home is great for small families or for 2 couples. We hope to return to St. John & Bordo Mare in the future!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Vacation Ever!!

  • 5 of 5

Just spent a week at beautiful Bordo Mare with my wife and another couple for our 10 year anniversary. I have to say it was my best vacation ever, the villa is absolutely amazing. The views are incredible and the villa has everything you could possibly need. Mike made the booking process easy and the communication was great regarding any questions I had. The location is great, less than 10 minutes to Cruz Bay and about 15 to the start of famous north shore. St John is such an awesome place and Bordo Mare is the perfect villa for two couples or a small family. I will definitely be back. A++

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise on Earth!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time on St. John, first time renting with Mulley. This experience is first class all the way - lots of great touches. Examples are a chicken dinner waiting for us on arrival, and a property manager who was willing to stop at the grocery store with us if needed. These little touches make all the difference in the arrival experience. The villa itself was wonderful and was well appointed...contemporary finishes and everything was clean and new. Coolers, beach chairs, pool rafts and everything you could possibly want in a kitchen. Views to die for and awesome deck furniture...great view from the pool as well. What more could you want in a vacation home? We will definitely rent from Mulley again, he has truly thought of everything.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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No Better Place

  • 5 of 5

From the beginning of booking with Mulley, to the end of not wanting to leave, the word would be INCREDIBLE! This villa has it all! Breathtaking viewS, great Infiniti pool, and excellent location. The balcony is where you want to be the moment you walk into the door. A dining table on balcony where you can enjoy dinner with a wonderful ocean view and breeze. The balcony also has an outstanding sitting area to enjoy morning coffee, reading and enjoying family or time with friends. I highly recommend Bordo Mare!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We came to Bordo Mare with our two teenage boys. The villa far exceeded expectations. The kitchen is much larger than it seems in the pictures. It has all the amenities. The family room is comfortable and well decorated. The two bedrooms and baths are large and the beds were great. The swimming pool was perfect in the evenings for a relaxing swim. The towels, beach chairs, coolers and all the extras are well thought out. The best thing about this place are the large two story patios with amazing views. My husband and I spent our mornings sitting watching the boats and waves. It is extremely peaceful and washed the stress away. The house is located 8 minutes from Cruz Bay on paved roads. It was our second trip to St John and we will be back. I would not hesitate to book Bordo Mare again.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
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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

Cruz Bay Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
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 Time 1-4 Guests
Feb 11 2017 - Feb 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Feb 25 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
Checks are preferred but you may also use credit cards via PayPal

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Cruz Bay Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • 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 ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • 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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