Family Vacation at Cabrita Cliff Haus
We just returned from a wonderful 8-day stay at the beautiful Cabrita Cliff Haus. As displayed in the site photos, the house is immaculately kept, and beautifully designed with classy furnishings, a state-of-the-art kitchen, and beautiful landscaping. The views from every room, with decks outside all the rooms, were spactacular, from the sunrise through sunsets, with a constant parade of boats and sailboats outside.
We were 7 adults and 7 children and there was plenty of room in the house for us all to spread out, but also to dine together at the outdoor tables which fit us perfectly and the large inside DR table. The adults each had king size beds (usually hard to find so many in one house) and the teens were spread out through the media room and the 1 BR apt connected to the house although we needed to rent some extra airbeds as the kids were too big to share the sofabeds.
The infinity pool is unbelievably picturesque, and while not that warm, was very refreshing and there are 6 cushioned lounge chairs and other chairs to sit around.
We had always thought St Thomas was built up and filled with cruise ship tourists, but Cabrita Cliff Haus was far away from cruise ship tourism, and remote, private and very special. Yet, just a few minutes drive away was Red Hook where there were markets and great restaurants as well as the easy 15 min ferry to St John for day trips. Also just a few min drive from the house were serene beaches with the crystal clear sea, great for snorkeling and swimming, our favorite was Lindquist Beach. (suggest avoid Coqi and Saphire beaches which were packed with cruise boat groups, esp certain days of the week). We also took a wonderful sailing/snorkeling trip over to the Caneel Bay area of St John and there are numerous options for these outings.
We took advantage of the nearby Ritz Hotel where you can walk down to for use of the beach (but not their chairs), meals, and use of their gym/yoga classes (for a fee). There is also an idyllic yoga studio a short walk down the road in a nearby house where we took a private lesson. A car is strongly suggested to get around (about 30-45 min from airport I think). We used a grocery shopping service to stock the house before our arrival and then went to 2 different food markets rest of the week as we made most of our own meals
The owners, Jane and Walter, live nearby and were readily available to us as needed and very caring to be sure we had a wonderful stay
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