Ocean view villa with large, private pool and all the comforts of home!
- english, greek
About Stephanie Basile
We have owned and rented vacation properties for over 20 years and the dream was always to buy a home in the Caribbean. We are thrilled to be the owners and to share this villa with you. We also plan on spending a lot of time at the villa - can't beat the weather or the views in St. John!
Stephanie Basile purchased this Villa in 2019
Why Stephanie Basile chose Estate Chocolate Hole and Great Cruz Bay
We had been looking for several years. We wanted a view of the water, and we definitely wanted a pool. It had to be close to Cruz Bay and very close to a grocery store. When we saw this villa, it just felt right. Add in that it is in a great neighborhood, walking distance to snorkeling, and close to the Westin, and we knew right away this was the place for us.
What makes this Villa unique
Close access to the Westin is a great plus. Also, the location is very private and quiet, but just a short drive down the road takes you to all the local hotspots.
Pool / Spa
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 8
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
- Be aware that the pool has no fence - parents must supervise their children at all times
- Please turn off the A/C whenever you leave the villa. The AC units are oversized so they cool the rooms down quickly.
- There are 2 security cameras outside to monitor the villa for weather and security when it’s not in use. One is in the front and one in the back.
A slice of heaven
We love St. John and had a fantastic vacation at Castaway Villa. The house is attractively appointed and very comfortable with all the modern conveniences. We especially enjoyed the new outdoor seating and dining areas with a beautiful view of Chocolate Hole. The owners and local property manager were very accessible and quick to respond to any questions. We look forward to returning next year.
Hey thanks Anne,
Really appreciate your great review !!! We would love to have you back next year. It is filling up fast, but just let us know when you want to come back and we'll make it happen. Thanks again !!!
We LOVED Castaway. The photo's didn't do it enough justice. Truly a very beautiful, cozy cottage. Caretaker James was very responsive and helpful as well. Hope to return next year .. we loved it sooooo much.
Just realized I never responded to you here. So sorry !! Thanks again for the great review .. really appreciate it and glad Castaway was everything you wanted it to be.
Would love to have you back. 2021 is filling up pretty fast. Just let us know what days you want and we'll make it happen.
Thanks again !!!
A slice of paradise
We love to stay here (it is our second time and next year will be our 3rd). The house is comfortable, with plenty of room to relax inside or to gather around the pool. We think the view of Chocolate Hole is charming and love being able to listen to the ocean. We also like being 5 minutes away from Cruz Bay, the grocery store, restaurants, and the car ferry. It's also an easy 10-15 minute ride to the beaches on the north side of the island. Before we left this last time, we tried to think what was lacking about the house. We couldn't think of a thing. The kitchen is well stocked, there are plenty of beach towels, a washer and dryer, coolers and beach chairs, etc., etc.
Hello Ed. Thanks so much for your great review. Really glad you are so happy with our place. You’re all booked for next year and really happy to have you stay with us again ! Thank you.
Fair price for a very nice house!
Truly enjoyed our stay. The home has everything you could possibly need. Nicely appointed and decorated including comfortable beds and pillows as well as great beach chairs and coolers for when you head to the beach 🏖. If there was anything that could use improvement it was the shower pressure and water temp... pressure was nonexistent and not much hot water. I realize the homes on ST John use a cistern, but we have rented on St John many times and have not experienced this issue to the extent we did with this rental. Also after about 3:30 the pool and patio are almost all in the shade. This might not bother some folks, but it’s good to know.
Thanks so much for this review Jen. We will take a look at the water pressure and temperature right away !! Really appreciate the feedback and hope to have you stay with us again.
Very nice home. Felt recently updated- everything was clean and new seeming. Compared to other homes we’ve stayed in on St. John there were way fewer mosquitos inside. Air conditioning was great as were the screened doors to the pool/water view. Very convenient to all the beaches and town (we rented a Jeep). Owner/caretaker were very helpful and responsive. Kids loved the pool and the house was excellent.
Hey thanks Nora. All of our hard work pays off when we get such great reviews. Thank you and hope to see you back again soon.
There is so much natural beauty in St. John and the surrounding islands. Day trips to nearby islands are a great way to appreciate all that the area has to offer.