Great snorkeling, beautiful view, privacy
Our family of six (four kids of all ages) spent a week at this home in late June, 2010. The home is in a remote location, in fact it is the last home on the island as far east as you can go. Getting around the island really isn't that bad. We did not have a four wheel drive, and we did fine. It's about forty five minutes to Cruz Bay (with lots of restaurants and complete grocery shopping, and fifteen minutes to a few restaurants and limited grocery shopping. The privacy here is fantastic. We had the entire bay to ourselves the whole week. The beach is pebbles, not sand. The snorkeling is fantastic, and we are picky snorkelers so that's really saying something. We saw a wide variety of marine life, including squid, lobsters, large schools of tangs, damsels, and a variety of corals. It was a little too rough for snorkeling the last two days we were there. The pool is TINY but the kids didn't care. It kept them entertained for hours. The home is comfortable, with great views, a kitchen we cooked great meals in, and an extensive video collection. Every night was movie night! Outside, mosquitos were quite a nuisance, but that was the case all over the island and not the fault of this property, but it made hanging outside on the deck not so desirable, at least not without bugspray. We learned pretty quickly to have a can of bugspray on hand at all times, even when traveling to different beaches (get out of the car, and start spraying!). Our only complaint about this property is the showers. The faucet is the kind that shuts off by itself after about four seconds. So to shower, you have to either hold down the knob with one hand, or press it every four seconds. The water is barely hot and comes out as little more than a trickle. We understand that it's a dry island, water is trucked in or is collected rain water, very expensive, and perhaps the owners did what they could to discourage long showers. It worked! We dealt with it, but a nice soothing shower after a day at the beach was a creature comfort that was sorely missing. All in all, this is a fantastic property with stunning views, easy ocean access, and luxurious privacy. The owners and property managers were a pleasure to deal with. We would come back, and recommend this property to others.
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Owner's Response: Great news for future travelers to Seahaven. Even though this review rating was a 5 out 5, we know we can always make improvements and we wanted you to know we have adjusted the shower faucets to greatly increase the flow and the hot water. Water is still very much a premium on the island but this little compromise has helped make the showers a lot more enjoyable.
Helpful votes: 8/8
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