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Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

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 whisked 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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Mike Mullen
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

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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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(53 traveler reviews)

average rating of 5.0 based on 54 reviews
Baltimore, MD

Dazzling Caribbean View

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just returned from our wonderful stay at Bordo Mare. What is most memorable are the spectacular views throughout the villa. They are surely among the best on St. John. It's as though you are perched above the sea on your private island as you scan the expansive views of the Caribbean and islands in the distance. From the privacy of your balconies or your bed you can enjoy sunrises, sunsets, and dazzling night skies. And yet, the location is convenient to all the island has to offer.

You sense that every detail has been thoughtfully considered and then carefully executed. The design and appointments throughout are sophisticated as well as accommodating and, of course, meticulously maintained.

We enjoyed great days snorkeling, diving, exploring and dining around the island. However, watching the sunset from our lofty roost at Bordo Mare as we sipped some wine over a game of cribbage soon became a highlight of our day.

These warm memories of our stay will help get us through the frigid East Coast winter as will looking forward to returning to St. John and Bordo Mare.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I write this review as I sit on the balcony of Bordo Mare watching the sunrise on the last day of our vacation. Bordo Mare has jaw dropping views from every angle, is appointed beautifully and the kitchen has everything you need to cook as little or as much as you''d like on your trip. We've stayed here with our 11 yr and 14 yr old children and the villa had ample room for everyone and a strong wifi signal. Bordo Mare is close to Cruz Bay but feels like a world away when sitting on the balconies making you feel as if you have the island to yourself. Mulley was fantastic to work with while planning the trip and the greeters when we arrived on the island helped get us settled and coordinated with our Jeeps rental so we were set once we arrived on the dock. Can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vacation Of A Lifetime

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I just completed a three week stay at Bordo Mare. We have been to St John 6 times now and have tried to seek out the best 2 bedroom homes on the island during our stays. All of the other homes we have stayed in have been excellant homes, but this home far surpasses them all. Beginning with the ease of working with the owner, to the first rate on island greeter, to the unbelievable housekeeper, everything is as you would hope it would be. Every room has floor to ceiling windows with outdoor seating areas in all of those locations as well. All of this to view the continuous boat traffic on the picture perfect blue water below. There is ease of access to Cruz Bay (5-10 minutes), wonderful beds and bedding, beach chairs, coolers of any size, an awesome pool with great views, outstanding gas grill for the chef in you, and a completely stocked kitchen all the way down to a cigar cutter in case you forgot yours. We absolutely wanted for nothing during our stay and would call this the vacation of our lifetime due in large part to Bordo Mare. I would tell you that if this home is within your budget, or maybe a little out of it, take the plunge you will be glad you did.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply the best...

  • 5 of 5

My Mom and I spent Thanksgiving week at Bordo Mare. We have been coming to St John since I was a kid and have stayed at many different places. This was our best experience yet. The views from this house are unsurpassed yet you are close enough to the water to here the crashing waves. The house decor is great with a casual elegance. WiFi worked very well and was nice to have. The house is kept in new condition and was immaculate when we arrived. It was nice to be met at the dock and escorted to the house by Jared. We got in late and they had a dinner waiting for us in the refrigerator if we wanted it. What a pleasant surprise. It really is first class service. Beds are super comfortable and I slept great. We accidentally locked ourselves out of one safe. A quick phone call and someone was right over to open it for us. It really is a wonderful place with great service.

It's something you need to experience.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlotte, NC (USA)

Slice of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

Bordo Mare is truly a slice of heaven; the challenge with staying there is that you find it very hard to leave because the view is so magnificent, the outside decks are so nice just to hang out on and you have a wonderful pool that has a stunning view with a table/chairs built into the pool that makes it so comfortable to hang out in. Bordo Mare is very convenient to all the gorgeous beaches on Saint Johns. We rented from Amalie Car Rental in St. Thomas (highly recommend them) and came over on the car barge which worked out so well. A contact meets you at the dock in St. Johns and takes you up to Bordo Mare, very short drive and goes over all the cool features of the house. Really classy that there is dinner for that night waiting for you in the refrigerator. We cannot wait to return, the BEST vacation that we have ever had and the BEST house we have ever rented on VRBO. Thanks Mulley!!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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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
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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

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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 ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • 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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