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Kathy McLaughlin

Member since: 2006
Call Manager
Speaks: english

'Daffodil Villa' High on the Hill overlooking Fish Bay

2 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Cruz Bay Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)


High up on the hill overlooking beautiful Fish Bay, is a lovely yellow villa with light purple shutters. Welcome to Daffodil Villa, a lovely three bedroom three and half bath home, nestled hillside in upper Estate Fish Bay, on St. John's south shore. A haven for peace and privacy.

The wide spacious deck and swimming pool overlook the Bay and beyond. The pool is 22 X 14 and is only 5 foot deep in the middle and about 4 feet deep around the edges. Very people friendly for everyone and of course is designed with the panorama in mind. Four reclining lounge chairs and two pool floats are available for relaxing by land or water.

The light-filled great room is bright and airy, decorated with comfortable sectional seating, modern art prints, end tables and coffee table. Over the entertainment center is a commissioned oil showing the view of Fish Bay as interpreted by San Antonio born artist Bruno Andrade, who has shown in galleries all over the county. A 32' flat panel TV with Cable, DVD, and Stereo System are all included as well as a collection of CD's, DVD's and an assortment of paperback books for your viewing and listening pleasure.

The kitchen is large and fully equipped. A big breakfast bar area with seating for four, track lighting and a large window above the sink to gaze out to the ocean. Over the bar you will notice an original oil. This is the owner's version of the ever-present ubiquitous fish picture which seems to appear in every villa in the Caribbean. Just around the corner is a small half bath for guests, with cobalt blue tile and a special hand painted sink.

Aside from watching the frigate birds and pelicans swoop and weave over Fish Bay, you may get to see the rays in the crystal blue waters below. There is a telescope and binoculars for bird or boat watching. You may be lucky enough to see members of the small herd of deer which live in the scrub area down by the salt pond.

Two dining tables are available on the expansive pool deck. Enjoy dining by day or night. One large round table with comfortable cushion seating on the sun deck or a rectangular table under the covered veranda. This gives you the choice of dining in the sun or shade. There is also a gas grill for cooking all your Caribbean delights!

The villa has three queen bedrooms, one on either side of the great room area, to afford maximum privacy for couples. Sliding glass doors from either bedroom access the deck and pool areas. Both of the bedrooms are air conditioned, although the breezes that flow from the east are usually sufficient to stay cool. A picture of the daffodils, also done by the owner, accents the walls along with several other colorful prints.

The bathrooms are huge and designed with floating vanities to make them appear even larger. Inset into the dark blue tile are specially made, hand painted sinks in the Talavera style, a type of majolica earthenware which was introduced by the Spanish, but has its origins from the time of the 9th century.

All bathrooms are full of bright colors and each one is different, bright and reflective of the Caribbean islands themselves. Each bathroom is complimented with soap dispenser, toothbrush holder and hair dryer. The showers are open to the air and designed so you can appreciate the view, the breeze and the wonderful sounds of the island. Each master suite contains a ceiling fan and multiple windows to take advantage of our cooling trade winds. The West Suite also includes a 19' TV with cable.

Picture yourself pool side, gazing out at the endless turquoise sea sparkling below, and the clear blue sky above. At night, when it is clear, you can see the lights from far off St. Croix to the south. You can also watch the cruise ships sailing to and from St. Thomas.

If you step outside, at the back of the villa, you will see more of the lush tropical gardens. You may notice a bottle embedded in the wall. This was the last bottle of a birthday case of champagne, and was carefully brought down and consumed on the property, just after the driveway was started. It serves as a reminder of that great beginning.

Every room at Daffodil Villa affords dazzling ocean views

Come experience the magic of Daffodil Villa! All attempts to duplicate the view, which is a full 180 degrees from sunrise to sunset, have been thwarted. But when you reach the top of the villa's personal 'Stairway to Heaven' this view will take your breath away.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
Kathy McLaughlin (Property Manager)
Member since: 2006
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the manager

Our 3rd trip to St John and 2nd at Daffodil. We love the Daffodil and all it has to offer....amazing views...amazing comfort... what more could you want! St John is so special- it makes you relax. Of all the islands we've been too...we find the best beaches anywhere. Kathy is the best to deal with. Thanks to Kathy and the owner of Daffodil we will be back a 3rd time!
Mar 2013
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2 traveler reviews

'Daffodil Villa' High on the Hill overlooking Fish Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
Neenah, WI

Wonderful Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I stayed at Daffodil on our 8th trip to St John & loved it! When we first walked onto the pool deck & took in the view we were amazed! The view is one of the best we've had. And the best part is you can enjoy it from every room in the house! The house was very comfortable and felt very airy, bright & clean. They provided every amenity we could have wanted. Some days we never left the villa - just enjoyed St John from the house. Truly a relaxing way to spend the day. We are already counting the days (246 to be exact) until our next trip to St John & to Daffodil Villa. We can't wait to see the changes & improvements that were made to the house. Thank you for making our vacation so special!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Carlisle, PA

A Pool With A View!

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable, appointed villa with amazing views and a great pool! Definitely need transportation (4 x 4) for steep ascent to property, but that shouldn't stop you from staying in a great home with great amenities. Cruz Bay and North Shore beaches just 15-20 minutes by car. If you're lucky, you will get to see some incredible rainbows after passing storms late in the day as they move westward toward the afternoon/evening sun. Cinnamon Bay (north side) and Salt Pond Bay (southeast) were two of our favorite beaches. Or staying "home" all day is not a bad use of time either!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Fish Bay Villa Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2016 (1-2 Guests)*Notes
Apr 16 2016 - Dec 16 2016
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750
Tax Rate 12.5%


*Summer 2016... $2995/wk (1-2 Guests) ... $3495/wk (3-4 Guests)...$4095 (5-6 Guests)
*Winter 2016...$4195/wk (1-2 Guests)... $4795/wk (3-4 Guests)

Please call or email for holiday pricing (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, President's Week). Thank you.


Note: 12.5% Hotel Tax is not included with the rental rate
Note: $750 refundable security deposit is required.
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Cruz Bay Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Other (See Description) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sleeper sofa
  • Queen size Beds (2), King size bed (1) Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Roll-a-way bed (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Three queen bedrooms, 3.5 baths Swimming Pool 24 X 10 - 5 ft deep Queen Sleeper Sofa A/C in bedrooms Fully equipped kitchen Home fitness gym Triple water filtration system Gas grill Washer/dryer Iron/Ironing board Cable TV/VCR /DVD Wireless DSL CD/Stereo Beach chairs, beach towels, coolers Linens and bath towels Safe for your valuables Welcome snack basket upon arrival Miles to town: 3.4 420' above sea level Nearest beach: Reef Bay, Klein Bay Northshore beaches: 16 to 22 minute drive

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