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OCEAN FRONT! SOPRA MARE DISCOUNT 25% $2,350 FOR TWO SEPT!!

Mike Mullen

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Mike Mullen

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OCEAN FRONT! SOPRA MARE DISCOUNT 25% $2,350 FOR TWO SEPT!!

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Chocolate Hole - OCEAN FRONT! Sopra Mare

House, 2 Bedrooms + Couch, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Sopra Mare (Above The Sea)is a stunning 1,800 sq ft cliff villa, built in 2009 on solid native rock set atop Maria Bluff with crashing surf below and updated completely in December, 2013. This unique home offers gated privacy yet has a one mile level walking circuit on paved roads where you may sip your morning coffee and watch iguana's cross your path. The villa is continually cooled by a slight gentle breeze which generally assures no biting insects.

Although less than four years old we just did major upgrades to furniture, bedding, linens, accent pieces and kitchen to maintain the high caliber of residence demanded and expected by our guests

Less than five minutes to town of Cruz Bay which offers excellent jazz at several locations on Saturday and Sunday including the famous Beach Bar - partial setting for my first book about St. John 'Keep Left.' Shopping and night life abound in Cruz Bay. Other features include full laundry, digital cable, two connections for your iPod or MP3 player, secure, wireless high-speed Internet access for your laptop.

Your villa is a world apart from noise and traffic; yet three minutes to the Westin Hotel, it's sandy beach and great Sunday Brunches. Enjoy the song of the treefrogs late at night and wake to the hummingbirds making a feast on Sopra Mare flowers. Ceiling fans in all rooms and full individual frosty air conditioning in each bedroom.

Laze away in the pool on colorful rafts or if it's the right time of year watch the Rolex Sailing Cup from the balconies with a cool beverage in your hand. Sopra Mare has everything you would expect from an island home; convenience, elegance and comfort.

Please also check out 'Bordo Mare' a BRAND NEW sister property completed December 2013 at VRBO #465589 and follow the remaining building process at Google: mikemullenblog.wordpress.com

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • limited accessibility
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Guestbook comments from the owner
Stayed 7 days in October, 2009

We loved our stay at Sopra Mare! It was a beautiful house in a spectacular location. We look so forward to staying at Sopra Mare again the future and highly recommend this house to anyone looking to stay in St. John! Mary & Scott B, Columbia, SC
Nov 2009
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Mike Mullen

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Sopra Mare (Above the Sea) was completed late in 2009 after fourteen months. This was my second construction project on St. John. The first Villa Tesori (House of Treasures) was finished and sold in 2007. During its' construction I completed a comedy novel called 'Keep Left' which depicts crazy events and the island characters I met while Tesori was being built. Please look for my 2nd novel 'Flat Busted!!' available now an island adventure/mystery.

I have met so many wonderful people that have rented the villa and now are returning and consider Sopra Mare their second home.

Mike Mullen purchased this house in 2009

I actually got to St. John by mistake after over bidding at a charity event in Vail, Colorado about six years ago. This was the result of definitely drinking way too much wine by the time the auction began. By morning after they presented me with a bill for the event I had purchased two TV's, a shotgun, a pink Harley Davis Motorcycle and 7 nights in the Virgin Islands! But I have never been sorry about the trip and as a result it has led me on a long and winding road of adventure!

St. John is very unique, approximately 60% of the island is National Park with numerous hiking and walking trails. Old sugar plantations dot the island. The more than forty beaches are incredible, most with pure white sand. The Caribbean water is always warm and crystal clear, often you can see fifty feet down with an abundance of sea life. The people of St. John are exceptionally friendly and eager to help you enjoy your island experience.

The home is secluded behind a private gate with zero steps to access - something nearly unheard of on St. John. Lush landscape awaits you and soon several lime and banana trees will provide a source for frosty drinks. The living room and master bedroom have a panorama twenty foot expansive view achieved by opening one set of folding doors. Complete entertainment with a 34' plasma TV, CD, DVD, IPOD and Bose system awaits your enjoyment and of course WIFI throughout. The kitchen has granite counters, stainless steel appliances and everything a chef would require to whip up a gourmet meal. Or you can dine al fresco under the stars on a Brown Jordan table and matching chairs. A stainless steel commercial radiant bbq with separate burner is steps away. As you are on the ocean its a great pleasure to occasionally see whales, dolphin and giant turtles swimming below you. Once night falls, watch the cruise ships slowly sail across your view on the way to their next foreign port. As you are facing directly south, the villa receives all day sun allowing the pool to remain at 80 degrees.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Prior to paying a reservation deposit, always verify payment instructions by calling the number on this listing.
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Reviews

4.9
based on 36 holidaymaker reviews

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OCEAN FRONT! SOPRA MARE DISCOUNT 25% $2,350 For Two SEPT!!
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Chocolate Hole St John
5

PERFECT 5-STAR ST. JOHN VILLA

  • 5 out of 5
My husband and I have been coming to St. John for 15 years. We have stayed in some beautiful villas but Sopra Mare is by far the BEST! Sopra Mare is a great place to stay on St. John with breathtaking views and convenient access to the rest of the island. The house is only a few short minutes to the main part of town. The villa was perfectly equipped in every room, and nice extras such as plenty of coolers, beach chairs, pool floats, and snorkel gear in addition to a portable Bose sound dock for the beach. Every detail was at our fingertips. The villa was perfect for our family of 4. The pool's view of the ocean is so spectacular. The open floor plan, high ceilings, and full length retractable glass doors allow you to enjoy a true open air living experience which takes full advantage of the amazing views. All the appliances are top of the line and the villa was so clean. Plus as an added bonus, Mike Mullen, the owner is a joy to work with and takes care of every detail. We can't wait to come back to St. John and stay at Sopra Mare!
  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Chocolate Hole St John
5

THE STUNNING SOPRA MARE!

  • 5 out of 5
We had an amazing time at Sopra Mare. Our daughter and her friend ages 17 and 19 had a fantastic time Sopra Mare is named after Sophie Marie according to our daughter Sophie! Have a feeling we will be back, the photos are nothing compared to the actually being at this beautiful Villa. The property was very clean and very well organized. Mike always returned an email or quick text message. I would recommend this villa to everyone except not the weeks we would like to return.
The Location was perfect and walking around Maria Bluff was glorious! Restaurants were great strongly recommend the "Tap Room" at mongoose Junction for the fish taco's for lunch.
  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Chocolate Hole St John
5

PERFECT HONEYMOON!!

  • 5 out of 5
We stayed at Sopra Mare for our honeymoon and it was perfect! Mike is great - we spoke many times via e-mail when trying to arrange our stay and he called when we got there to check in and to tell us where to eat, best beaches, etc. There were champagne, strawberries, and chocolates waiting for us as a honeymoon gift. Colleen was also fantastic. We kept the sliding doors open at all times while we were there and didn't turn the A/C on even once. We will definitely stay there when we visit again. Truly wonderful experience! Couldn't ask for a better honeymoon.
  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
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Chocolate Hole St John
Florence, SC, USA
5

PERFECT LOCATION!

  • 5 out of 5
Sopra Mare was everything described and then some! We went with my 24 year old son and his girlfriend for a week in May and absolutely loved this place. It is very convenient to Cruz Bay with all of the great restaurants and entertainment as well as Mongood Junction for fabulous shopping. I would however rent a jeep because there are lots of hills and it would be just too much for a walk. The house was perfect for our group of 4. The house was very clean with state of the art fixtures. We loved grilling and eating outside overlooking the beautiful Carribean Ocean. The kitchen is AWSOME, with every appliance and gadget even the most demanding of chefs could want. The view from the porch, both upstairs and down is breathtaking! The bedrooms are air conditioned which was very nice and downstairs has a cool breeze that constantly blows. I enjoyed correspondence with Mike, he was very helpful and patient with all of my questions. Colleen was very helpful as she picked up our jeep keys because they closed before we arrived. She met us at the ferry and took us to the house and gave a tour of it as well.
  • Review Submitted: 25-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers
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Chocolate Hole St John
5

SOPRA MARE WAS A LITTLE SLICE OF HEAVEN

  • 5 out of 5
We were a couple of two, and LOVED the space that is Sopra Mare. The home is stunning, with great views from both floors. It is truly special to wake up feeling on top of the ocean with the master bedroom windows all the way open. The pool was great, and everything went smoothly. Colleen was a great, as she was the island contact. A few things: The second bedroom is located in the back of the house, and does not have any views (only important for couples traveling together. Also, you can see the top of Mike's other property from Sopra Mare, however, this proved insignificant. We were happy to be above rather than below…Hope this helps! It's a great place, and location is perfect.
  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

ALMOST HEAVEN!

  • 5 out of 5
My husband and I have been vacationing in St. John for the better part of 27 years. We have rented many lovely villas, however Sopre Mare has been the best villa by far that we have stayed in. Even with the addition of the newest member of the "compound"- Bordo Mare- the experience of staying at Sopre Mare is exquisite! Sopre Mare still commands amazing views of the Caribbean Sea. The floor to ceiling doors in both the living room and the Master Bedroom make it seem as if you are on a cruise ship! Very private and quiet - the villa is in great shape - wonderfully appointed. Clean and in top shape. My only suggestions would be that the guests be provided with beach bags. Mike is incredibly flexible and easy to negotiate with - his enthusiasm and wit come across in his emails and blog. Can't wait to book for next year!!
  • Review Submitted: 12-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Summer DISCOUNT 25% $2,350SEPT
12 Apr 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,555
for 7 nights
$3,555
 
 
Xmas/New Years
20 Dec 2014 - 2 Jan 2015
7 night minimum stay
$6,195
for 7 nights
$6,195
 
 
Winter
3 Jan 2015 - 13 Feb 2015
7 night minimum stay
$4,875
for 7 nights
$4,875
 
 
Spring Break
14 Feb 2015 - 20 Feb 2015
7 night minimum stay
$6,140
for 7 nights
$6,140
 
 
Winter
21 Feb 2015 - 10 Apr 2015
7 night minimum stay
$4,875
for 7 nights
$4,875
 
 
Summer
11 Apr 2015 - 18 Dec 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,665
for 7 nights
$3,665
 

Additional information about rental rates

Security/Administration $90
Payment is 50% upon commitment balance sixty days prior to arrival.
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Add $300 for a third or four guest during Winter Season
Add $200 for a third or four guest during Summer Season
Thanksgiving Week Rate November 22-29 is $3,400 for 1-4 Guests
Xmas/New Years Weeks 1-4 Guests is $5,500
President's Week 2/14-2/21/2015, 1-4 Guests is $5,500
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Chocolate Hole in St John

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Catering Available
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Games
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • ruins
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • miniature golf
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • basketball court
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • kayaking
  • deepsea fishing
  • paragliding
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • water skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • surfing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
Notes:
Incredible Views, brand new villa late 2009. Level road access with a easy one mile walking track
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