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Dexter and Robin Brooks

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

Cinnamon Ridge-pool, hot tub, Amazing views!

4 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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5 Bdrms, pool, hot tub, beautiful views of Nat Park

Cinnamon Ridge is the last home on a dead end road, and thanks to the gated private driveway, there is no drive by or turn around traffic. The 200 degree view from every room is absolutely lovely and includes more than a dozen islands and turquoise seas and white sand beaches. Cinnamon Bay and Trunk Bay lie below you and offer what travel writers have described as some of the world's finest swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, windsurfing and beaching. It's a 15-minute drive into or from Cruz Bay and the last 1/2 mile is a bumpy dirt road intended to discourage tourists from exploring your quiet paradise.

This is a spacious 2-level villa that extends for more than 150 feet from the east side of the house to the pool deck. All the living areas and bedrooms are under one roof, with the large pool and sundeck on the west (sunny) side of the house in an ultra private location. The great room contains the living, dining and kitchen areas plus there are two bedroom/baths on the upper level on either side of the great room. Three more bedroom/baths are on the lower level, which is accessed by both interior and exterior stairs. Though this home does not have a/c, all the rooms have ceiling fans which circulate the tropical breezes nicely. Both the upper and lower levels have decks that run the entire length of the house.

The 5 spacious bedrooms (4 kings, 1 set of twins) all have some unique features, and all enjoy truly lovely views. All have screened sliding glass doors that open to gentle breezes, and cozy private decks that are perfect for quiet Caribbean mornings. All bedrooms are equipped with a cable color TV/DVD, and all have a private tiled bath and shower.

The 700 square foot living room has tiled floors and cathedral ceilings with skylights and is dominated by a 20' wall of glass that provides gorgeous views from everywhere in the room. The comfortable rattan upholstered furniture seats 10-12. Entertainment is provided by a cable TV/DVD and stereo/cassette.

The kitchen is fully equipped with two refrigerators, a stove and oven, microwave, dishwasher, icemaker, blender, toaster oven, coffeemaker, china, cookware, dishes and utensils. There are two washer/dryers on the lower level. A tiled bar/counter separates the kitchen from the dining room that has a glass topped rattan table seating 6-8. A sliding glass door leads to the covered main dining deck with a teak table that seats 10-14, while the west dining deck seats 6-8 on teak furniture and the table on the pool deck seats 6-8.

The 1200 sq/ft pool deck is this villa's favored place, with a 45 foot lagoon pool and a 4-6 person hot tub. The deck is carved out of a lush subtropical forest and opens to majestic views. The tumbling waterfall, the rustle of palm fronds and the music of songbirds are the only sounds you hear in this exceptionally quiet and peaceful location.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
Dexter and Robin Brooks (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

Why Dexter and Robin Brooks chose St John

When we decided to buy a vacation home on St John we spent many months looking at lots of homes in many different neighborhoods, and Cinnamon Bay (also called Catherinburg Estates) was our runaway favorite. This is the north side of the island so it has the lush, green, tropical island appearance that we dream about, and the views overlooking famed Cinamon Bay are a knockout. Almost the entire north shore has scenic views but we were looking for a villa with more than a nice view, we wanted a truly spectacular view, and we got it. We’ve visited lots of other homes and there’s absolutely no doubt that this is one of the most spectacular views on the north shore, or on the entire island. Like our name implies, Cinnamon Ridge sits on a ridgeline that elevates the villa and provides views to the west as well as views to the north and east that overlook Cinnamon Bay and the National Park. We’ve lost count of how many guests have told us that this is the loveliest view on St John. We completely agree, and we know you will too.

Because Cinnamon Ridge is the last villa on a dead end road on the less developed north side of the island you’ll find this to be a wonderfully quiet and private location. It feels like the house was carved out of a tropical forest, because it was. This is a truly lovely place to relax, unwind and become a part of the tropical nature that surrounds you – it’s quite unlike any location in the US. We’ve been coming home to Cinnamon Ridge for many years now and we are constantly amazed and revived by the beauty and peacefulness of this location: you will be too.

What makes this villa unique

The most unique quality of this house derives from its exceptional location on the ridgeline that bumps out of the hill overlooking Cinnnaamon Bay. Apart from the location, the house also has some unique design qualities that have been recognized by Caribbean Travel and Life magazine (now Islands magazine).

Cinnamon Ridge is one of only two St John homes to be on the cover of Caribbean Travel and Life, when it was featured on the cover of an issue dedicated to the 'Unspoiled Caribbean.' The publishers were so impressed with Cinnamon Ridge that they stated that this island home is “a fine example of how the delicate beauty of nature and the comforts of a multi-million dollar home can be woven into the same setting, without compromising either.” They cited the house for its spacious deck and its pool, hot tub, waterfall, tropical gardens and spectacular views. All of which provide a superb outdoor living area, while the well furnished house provides relaxing indoor comfort.

Reviews

4.8
based on 4 traveler reviews

Cinnamon Ridge-pool, hot tub, Amazing views!
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
4

Can't Beat the View!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at Cinnamon Ridge for a week in June 2016. There haven't been many recent reviews, so I wanted to be sure to add one. It was just two of us, so the villa was way more than we needed. But the price was competitive with smaller villas and we really wanted the view.

After reading previous reviews the villa was what we expected it to be. It is an older property that may have fallen into disrepair at some point. But the kitchen and top, west master bedroom were recently renovated and that was essentially our entire living space for this trip. It was not luxurious but was sufficient for what we needed. And those views...

We didn't have any major issues. Unfortunately the fountain on the pool was not working when we arrived. The greeter offered to have someone come out to fix it but we declined. We preferred our privacy. We did have two unexpected visitors. The gardeners showed up one afternoon (we were not given a schedule of any services) and someone stopped by to check the water pump after an island wide power outage. Not a huge issue, but would have been nice to know they were coming.

The bed was comfortable and everything worked. The oven, stove, toaster, refrigerator and grills all worked great and met our needs. It was very well equipped. The shower in the master bathroom felt like an outdoor shower, with nice stone and skylights.

There is no air conditioning. The first night was rough due to the heat and humidity. But it quickly cooled off with the evening breezes, and once were were acclimated it was fine. The night the power went off was a little rough with no fans for cooling. Our biggest issue was the noise. Some people say they love sleeping to the sounds of the frogs and insects. For us it was hell. Fortunately I remembered our snorkeling earplugs and the sound problem was solved.

The road into the area is a combination of paved and unpaved. Some areas were quite rough. But it is similar to everywhere else you go on the island and was easy to handle. It's quite a distance from town, so keep that in mind if you plan to go in and out frequently. We decided to risk the road that continues north to the north shore road. It was in good shape and was a fantastic shortcut to the north shore beaches.

We probably won't return. We prefer AC and didn't like the drive. But I'm glad we stayed and would recommend it to others. The folks at Caribbean Villas were great to work with. And those views...!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bedford, IN
5

Hard to beat this stay

  • 5 of 5

Wow, we had a group of nine friends and family and this was a perfect place for us. The view is as incredible as the pictures lead you to believe. I couldn't wait to wake up every morning to look out over Cinnamon Bay. We were there in July for eight nights, there is no A/C but it was fine, one night was warm, one night was cool, and the rest comfortable. Love having the house completely open. Every bedroom has a million dollar view ($4 million view I guess as it was for sale when we were there). It's an interesting Jeep drive to get to it, it was shocking the first time and we loved it every time after that. One of our favorite things about it. Alone in the middle of the national park and it makes us still talk about how to get back there as quick as possible.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington DC
5

A perfect week to remember - forever!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first stay at Cinnamon Ridge and although the photos on the websites were accurate, the villa and the location were even better than what we had been expecting. There were six of us, all women and all college friends on a 30 years later reunion excursion. We had so many choices on St. John that we just couldn’t decide what to do, so we used a St. John villa company for advice and after a lot of discussions with Caribbean Villas and Resorts, we decided on Cinnamon Ridge and it was an excellent choice The setting within the National Park was really extraordinary, so private and quiet and naturally beautiful. The only sounds we heard all week were the songbirds, the wind rustling through the palms and the constant laughter and stories of college friends, together again after 30 years. The first time we drove along the access road in Cinnamon Bay we were a bit apprehensive, but on the second day we got used to the road and were coming and going like we were back in the suburbs. That week was so special; the villa, the unbelievable setting, St. John and six college girls all joined together to create a remarkable moment in time.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Des Moines, Iowa, US
5

Exactly what we wanted!

  • 5 of 5

This home was exactly as it appears in the photos. We hope to stay here again. The drive up to the house is a little bumpy and full of curves, but do not let that stop you. Rent a Jeep. The views are worth every effort and expense.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
St Thomas
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Caneel Bay Resort
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
St Thomas
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Caneel Bay Resort
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Cinnamon Beach

Cinnamon Ridge is located more than 500 feet above the white sands of Cinnamon Bay, on St. John’s legendary north shore in the midst of the Virgin Islands National Park. This is one of the most beautiful and desirable neighborhoods on St. John, or in the entire Caribbean basin. In this unspoiled setting you’re surrounded by a naturalist’s world of sea, sky and pristine park lands. Even by St. John’s high standards, this is an unusually peaceful, quiet and private location.

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Rates & Availability

Central Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Off Season (2 person rate)
Apr 9 2016 - Dec 16 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $143 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Years
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
$9,600
 
 
In Season (2-4 person rate)
Jan 7 2017 - Apr 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
$5,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $143 per night, per additional guest
 
Off Season (2 person rate)
Apr 15 2017 - Dec 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $143 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 17.5%

WEEKLY RENTAL RATES BASED ON # OF PEOPLE PER SEASON:
IN SEASON: Dec 17, 2016 - April 14, 2017
$5100/wk for 2-4, $6100/wk for 5-6, $7100/wk for 7-8, $8100/wk for 9-10
CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARS: $9600/wk for 2-10
OFF SEASON: April 9, 2016 - Dec 16, 2016
$3000/wk for 2, $4000/wk for 3-4, $5000/wk for 5-6, $6000/wk 7-8, $7000/wk 9-10
THANKSGIVING: Off Season rates apply
$500 Damage Deposit
Payments:

50% is due within 7 days of booking, final payment is due 60 days prior to arrival. For Christmas/New Years bookings- final payment is due 120 days prior to arrival.

Cancellation Policy:

Once Caribbean Villas has received your deposit, if you cancel/change your reservation 120 days or more prior to arrival, there is a 20% penalty off the total room charge. If you cancel/change your reservation 60-120 days prior to arrival, there is a 50% penalty off the total room charge. If you cancel/change within 60 days of arrival, there is a 100% penalty off the total room charge. Christmas/New Years and President weeks are non-refundable.

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Amenities

Central Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 7000 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Upper right, TV/DVD, internet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Upper left, TV/DVD, internet
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Lower left, TV/DVD, internet
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Lower middle, TV/DVD, internet
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Lower right, TV/DVD, internet
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The home includes beach towels, beach chairs and a cooler.

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