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Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 6 Bathrooms With Mountain And Ocean Views

(All photos taken by local photography Steve Simonsen. Builder Fred Trayser-best builder on island!!)

Cinnamon Hill is located in Catherineberg considered to be the most beautiful and sought after neighborhood on St. John. Newly completed in 2013, this 4 bedroom villa is nestled high above Cinnamon Bay with breathtaking unobstructed views of Francis bay, Jost Van Dyke and Tortola. This North Shore location provides a private place to rest and relax among a lush tropical landscape with cool breezes throughout the year. The villa is located approximately 4 miles from Cruz bay (15 min. Drive) along the St. John Head National Park Road. Though the road is graded and mostly paved, the driveway is steep and a four wheel drive vehicle is recommended.

The stucco house blends seamlessly into the hillside and offers the most stunning views you’ll ever experience. The two-story home consists of a rich mahogany/cypress vaulted ceiling with an airy open floor plan for living and dining and 4 bedrooms. Every room is impeccably decorated with the highest quality furnishings and intertwined with local artist décor. The modern gourmet kitchen is complete with stainless steel appliances and innovative accessories. All 4 bedrooms are identical with t with en-suite bathroom, air conditioning, ceiling fans and private patio. Stepping outside, enjoy comfortable lounging and alfresco dining in the expansive covered pavilion with outdoor kitchen overlooking the zero edge pool. On the Garden/Pool Level, enjoy the shady pavilion plus a sundeck complete with spa and chaise lounges.

The property has its very own solar system which generates most of the villa’s energy needs. We also collect all rain water from rooftops, driveways, and hillside runoffs for all our irrigation needs.

Cinnamon Hill is a rare opportunity for the most discriminating guests and tends to be reserved frequently, so plan ahead to book your stay at one of St. John’s most spectacular homes. This house is not recommended for wheelchairs or small children as there are open staircases and cable railings throughout.

Bedroom / Bathroom Description

Bedroom 1

King size bed, en-suite bathroom with double sinks, covered patio, air conditioning, flat-screen tv, bowers and wilkins sound system

Bedroom 2

2 twin beds, en-suite bathroom with double sinks, covered patio, air conditioning, flat-screen tv, bowers and wilkins sound system

Bedroom 3

King size bed, en-suite bathroom with double sinks, covered patio, air conditioning, flat-screen tv, bowers and wilkins sound system

Bedroom 4

King size bed, en-suite bathroom, covered patio, air conditioning, flat-screen tv, bowers and wilkins sound system

Features & Amenities

• Air conditioning in all bedrooms

• Ceiling fans

• Flat screen tv’s in main house and all bedrooms

• Internet connection

• Local telephone

• Sound system

• Gourmet kitchen including refrigerator/freezer with ice maker, gas stove, dishwasher, microwave

Outdoor Features

• Pool

• Spa/hot tub

• Beach towels

• Beach coolers

• Outdoor kitchen including refrigerator, sink and gas grill

• backpack chairs

• Ping pong table

• Alfresco dining

• Washer/dryer

Staff & Services


• Mid-stay housekeeping

• Linens, towels and beach towels

• Soaps, shampoos, lotion, dish detergent, laundry detergent

Villa Policies

• Maximum 8 guests

• Damage deposit $1000

• Children welcome

• Non-smoking villa

• Pets are not allowed

• Events and parties not permitted

• The total number of persons allowed in the villa at any one time is restricted to the number of persons scheduled and paid for. The maximum number of guests allowed in any villa are 2 per bedroom. Should a group misrepresent themselves, they will be required to pay for the excess persons immediately, or vacate the villa without refund. Exceptions are made only for infants; if sleeping in a baby crib, they are not included in the villa's total count.

Getting there and important information to consider

• Rental car required (3 miles on Centerline Road to the turn off to National Park and then one mile down National Park Road to home)

• Nearest beach—1 mile down the St. John Head road to Cinnamon Bay

• Nearest grocery store— 3 miles from home is Dolphin Market located on Centerline Road

• Cellular phone service is available throughout the island but at the home, the reception picks up the British Virgin Island cellular tower so international rates apply.


More Details

Property Manager
Sharon Bernardo
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 27, 2017

About Sharon Bernardo

We have been married for 28 yrs. and have raised 3 children--2 boys and a girl. We are initially from Colorado but have lived in Illinois now for over 25 years. We own our own business selling rubber and plastic parts throughout the world.

Sharon Bernardo purchased this house in 2008

Why Sharon Bernardo chose St John

We had vacationed on St. John for many years with our three children beginning in 1989. Catherineberg and Cinnamon Bay are the best areas we found to enjoy the island as it is private and yet close to everything on the island.

What makes this house unique

Just completed construction in 2013. Perfect vews and cool breezes throughout the year.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We just returned from an incredible stay at Cinnamon Hill. We have been coming to St. John since the 80's and Cinnamon Hill is the most beautiful home we have ever stayed in! We have rented houses for less but the fact that the house is brand new is so worth it. Everything works and the furnishings are so comfortable. Sleeping on luxurious mattresses with quiet ceiling fans and air conditioning after a fun filled day at the beach made for a well rested trip. The location is ideal --private yet short drive to North shore beaches. The on-island manager, Justin, far exceeded our expectations from meeting us at the ferry dock to helping us arrange outings and offering great restaurant recommendations. We definitely will be coming back to Cinnamon Hill next year!! Loved everything about St. John and the home!!
Aug 2013
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Estate Hammer Farm House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Powder Room - toilet
    Pool Bathroom - toilet , outdoor shower
    Main House Garden Bedroom Bath - toilet , shower
    Main House Pool Side Bedroom Bath - toilet , shower
    Master Suiite Upstairs Bedroom Bath - toilet , shower
    Master Suite Lower Bedroom Bath - toilet , shower
  • There is a bathroom off of the living room as well as a pool bathroom with a shower outside.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Main House Pool Side Bedroom - 1 king
    Master Suite Upstairs Bedroom - 1 king
    Main House Garden Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Master Suite Lower Bedroom - 1 king
  • All bedrooms are identical with en-suite bathrooms, air conditioning, ceiling fans, and outdoor patio. The 2 bedrooms in the main house are on the pool level below the living room area. The 2 master suite bedrooms are separate from the main house.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Private chef is available for hire.


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(25 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews
Augusta, Georgia

Dream come true

  • 5 of 5

St John is magical and Cinnamon Hill was everything we wanted it to be and more. We found ourselves planning our next trip before we left! The views of Cinnamon Bay from every room in this home will forever be imprinted in our minds. When everyone arrived we walked up the steps to the veranda and just stood there in silence. Everyone had goosebumps. It truly will take your breath away. We have traveled all over the Caribbean and this is by far our most favorite place!

The home layout was perfect for our group allowing for plenty of space and privacy. The main living space is open and lovely but I must confess we spent every waking moment and every meal outside on the veranda! The homeowner, Sharon, was a gracious host and answered all of my questions and offered plenty of advice for planning our vacation. The concierge group did our grocery shopping, met us upon arrival and made sure we were comfortable. The arrival dinner was amazing and much appreciated after a day of travel. We can't thank you enough for sharing your piece of heaven with us!!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing property. 4 bedrooms qualify as master suites. Spectacular view. Great pool

  • 5 of 5

Our group had a great time, whether we were at the beaches, dining out, dining in or just kicking back to relax.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kansas City

Beautiful amazing experience!

  • 5 of 5

This villa was beyond our expectations! We had such a great time. Lots of room. Lots of things for the kids to do. First class amenities. Everything you could need or want was provided. The meal and welcome basket were delicious and meant we didn't have to leave the villa after a long day of traveling. Having St John concierge pick us up and show us everything we needed to know about the villa was so helpful. They also booked a sunset cruise and dinner reservations and made sure checked up with us before we left as well. Sharon was wonderful and we are so lucky to haave been able to stay in her home. I hope we can come back soon!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Austin, TX

Best vacation experience ever!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a week at the Cinnamon Hill property and our experience exceeded even our own high expectations. The house was perfect...four spacious master bedrooms with en suites, well-appointed kitchen, comfortable living and dining area, pool. But really it's all about the views...watching the big yachts sail in and out of Cinnamon Bay and Maho Bay, Jost Vay Dyke and Tortola in the distance. We renewed our vows on Cinnamon Bay beach and we could see the very spot from all the balconies.

We took advantage of the concierge services and private chef services offered through the property and would recommend each VERY highly. We used Drew (the concierge) for a boat charter, paddle board and kayak rental, pre-arrival provisioning, etc. and he was a pleasure to work with every time. Very reliable and professional. We also had several meals prepared for us by Chef Faye and were so glad we did. It was great to come home on the days we had full-day excursions and all the food was there, we just had to heat it up. The food was fresh, delicious, well-thought-out, and there was SO much of it. We had plenty of leftovers. We recommend Drew and Chef Faye very highly!

Sharon (property owner) was also great to work with. She provided lots of helpful suggestions along the way. The property was exactly as described and we did not experience any unpleasant surprises. We appreciated all the beach gear at the house...chairs, mats, noodles, etc. Cinnamon Hill is a luxurious home and we had the time of our lives! We would return in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Richmond, VT, USA

Beautiful home with a stunning view.

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Cinnamon Hill for twelve weeks over the last three years. Sharon and Bill built and maintain a lovely home in the best location on St John in our opinion.

We love the view of the archipelago to the north. With the sun at our backs, the deep blue and turquoise ocean colors in contrast to the lush green of Mary Point, Great Thatch, Jost Van Dyke, Tortola, etc. are stunning. Over the course of a week or more, cruise ships, yachts, power and sail boats of various shapes and sizes make their way around the archipelago. Many vessels moor in Francis Bay and Maho Bay below.

We don't like to be in direct sun all the time, so facing north is perfect for us. Our daily ritual includes a two mile walk, swimming in the heated pool and soaking in the spa while gazing out at this incredible view. All of the North Shore beaches are in easy reach (by St John standards) by Jeep down John Head road to Route 20.

The home is very well designed for island living with a combination of indoor and outdoor spaces to enjoy at various times of the day. We like having central areas for gathering coupled with quite private spaces in the rooms. It is a great combination for longer stays especially. The bedrooms all have A/C, but we rarely need to use it when we are there. There are always nice breezes.

Catherineberg is a fairly quiet community with lots of privacy. Once you are up there, you would think Cinnamon Hill was the only house on the road. On Friday nights when the wind is right, you can hear music from the West End on Tortola.

Sharon & Bill do a lovely job of outfitting the rooms like a fine hotel. There is always a welcome meal and some basic provisions upon arrival. We make a quick run to the store after dropping off our bags, but you can grab a few things in Cruise Bay before you head out to the house or have food delivered, if you prefer. Cruise Bay is a bit over 15 minutes from the house,

John Head Road is a bit off-putting the first time you see it. From Centerline Road, the entrance is narrow and rough, but much of the road is now paved and from the house to the Shore Road is nearly all paved...though very steep and with lots of sharp switchbacks. Don't be discouraged by the road. It leads to a stunning location and home.

We love Cinnamon Hill and now make our stay there part of our annual calendar of events.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

That is what the kids said when they finally got to see where we were staying! Seriously! the photos are NOT photoshoped AT ALL! The view is the most beautiful view on earth! NOTHING compares to it. We have traveled to many places and seen some great views but this view is breathtaking- jaw dropping- unmatched! We traveled as a party of 8: 5 adults, and 3 kids (10,13,16) and everyone loved CINNAMON HILL! (when does that happen?!)

It was our first visit to St. John and we are so glad we chose CH to stay. Our only regret...leaving!

The place is CLEAN CLEAN CLEAN! I'm not sure how they keep it so clean on the top of a mt in the Caribbean but it was immaculate! The view from each room was magnificent. One of the bottom rooms has a SLIGHTLY obstructed view. But that is only from inside the room. From the private balcony, the room's view is equally stunning to the other 3 rooms. The main living area- (no AC) stays comfortable thanks to the windows, fans and tradewinds! The windows/screens are fitted well, so no bugs sneak in. The only time we had "extra guests" was if someone forgot to be sure the sliding doors were shut correctly.

The pool was my 13 year olds favorite spot! she called it her ZEN spot. We really could have stayed here the entire time! We had a few family members who are not beach crazy and so this was a great reprieve for those people.

The beds were comfortable - soft- but comfortable and the AC in the bedrooms worked amazingly. The water pressure in the shower was low- to be expected. The bedrooms had plenty of space as did the bathrooms. The house was roomy, beautiful, welcoming and comfortable. There was plenty of shared space as well as private space. Everyone had the ability to take a break when they needed.

YES, the road up to the villa is challenging and stressful at first.. but REALLY after 2 maybe 3 days you are used to it. How to compare the drive?...Mt. Washington? skyline drive? no not like that...there are not crazy drop offs or twisty roads..the road is just steep. Steeper than what you are used to- I think maybe a 30 degree slope...and I think in the US the max road slope is like 7 degrees- so there are times when you can't see over the hill at the top. sometimes you can't see around the sharp left turn. But everyone going up and down the road is that the same situation and understands that. The owner is SO great and responsive and easy to work with! Her property managers were also responsive.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Estate Hammer Farm House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2017 Non Peak Season
Apr 23 2017 - Nov 17 2017
5 night minimum stay
2017 Thanksgivng
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
2017 December Off Season
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
2017 Mid December Peak Season
Dec 16 2017 - Dec 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
2017 Christmas/New Year's Week
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 6 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2018 Peak Season
Jan 7 2018 - Apr 14 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 15.0%

During the Off Season the house can be rented for 4 persons or less 7 nights @ $6500.00

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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