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OCEAN FRONT! SOPRA MARE 15% DISCOUNT 6/7-13

Mike Mullen

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Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday villa 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, 2014. 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 six 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:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
Mike Mullen (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2009
Call Owner
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Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
3 March, 2015

About Mike Mullen

Sopra Mare (Above the Sea) was built 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 villa in 2009

Why Mike Mullen chose Chocolate Hole

I actually got to St. John by mistake after over bidding at a charity event in Vail, Colorado about eight 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.

What makes this villa unique

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.

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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Reviews

4.9
based on 44 holidaymaker reviews

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5

Ringing in the New Year--Julie

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a week in paradise, staying at Sopra Mare for our first visit to St. John between Christmas and New Years. Awakening each morning to the incredible view from the villa was a glorious way to start the day. Our family of five, with children ages 19, 18, and 16, enjoyed exploring different beaches each day and snorkeling. We saw an incredible variety of fish, a stingray, stunning coral, and starfish. Relaxing in the pool, reading, enjoying family time, and taking in the sunsets at Sopra Mare were also highlights of our trip. The villa is well located, close to Cruz Bay, grocery stores, etc... yet you feel as though you are tucked away in your own world. Mike Mullen is enthusiastic about St. John and helpful when emailing about reservations and travel plans. I am very glad we took him up on his advice to rent a jeep. Colleen, his property manager, welcomed us, gave us tips on beaches and restaurants, and responded quickly when we needed to have a couple of things taken care of at the villa. Sopra Mare is a wonderful spot in an idyllic setting and one I would love to return to anytime, but especially now, as I write this from Michigan where the low and the high temperatures today are 9 degrees!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Massachusetts
5

Sopra Mare

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 (2 adults, 2 children) just returned from a week of vacation over the Christmas holiday on St. John, where we stayed at Sopra Mare for the first time. From the outset, planning this vacation was terrifically easy, mainly because Mike responded to emails right away allowing us to confirm reservations and make travel plans easily. Though we have been to St. John before, we had never stayed on the island and it was nice to have both Mike and the property manager, Colleen, available to answer questions before the trip. Colleen led us to the Sopra Mare and helped us settle in. The views along the drive were spectacular. Sopra Mare sits atop a bluff overlooking the ocean with panoramic views which are absolutely gorgeous. We were incredulous when we first saw the pool and the deck/balcony. The ocean side of the property is virtually a moveable window/door that opens completely to the outside. The kitchen was large and updated with granite countertops and every appliance you could need, in addition to the grill outside. It was a perfect place to cook and eat outside on the patio. Mike was kind enough to leave us a dinner for the first night. We could easily have stayed at the villa all day by the pool, but we rented a jeep and drove to different beaches/excursions each day, coming back to the villa in the late afternoon for drinks by the pool while the kids swam. The kids (age 6 and 8) absolutely loved swimming there and spent hours in the pool each afternoon. There is free wireless, which was very helpful, as well as a bluetooth speaker to play your music through. Though there is hardly a need to watch any TV, there were hundreds of channels available to watch on the flat screen in the living room. We ate virtually all our meals outside on the patio. The house has three bathrooms, one for each bedroom and an additional bathroom on the ground floor that opens to the pool and which our kids jokingly called our "family changing area." There is also a shower out by the pool to rinse off with before coming inside. Mike supplied both bath towels and beach towels. The house was comfortable and we loved reading in the living room/balcony after the sun set. The ceiling fans in the rooms keep the rooms from getting too hot, but there is also A/C in the two bedrooms which we needed to use most, but not all, nights to keep from getting too hot. The beds were comfortable and we had no trouble sleeping. All in all it was fantastic!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Amazing Week at Sopra Mare!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our first visit to St. John. Traveling with our two adult children, we all fell in love with the island and Sopra Mare could not have been a more perfect choice! It is a lovely villa complete with every amenity you could want or need, beautiful decor, cozy and comfortable. The walls in the living room and master bedroom are sliding doors that open to the the most spectacular views and Caribbean breezes. Waking each morning to the sun rising and watching the amazing sunsets at the end of the day was surreal. The pool was wonderful for a dip in the morning before exploring the island or at night with the colorful pool lights. We grilled a few nights and dined by the pool; so relaxing. The location is perfect! It's less than 10 minutes to Cruz Bay for shopping, fun bars and restaurants, yet far away enough to be quiet and private. It is a short (and thrilling) drive to any one of the spectacular beaches on the island. Mike was great to communicate with ( we hope to meet him next time!) Colleen met us at the dock, took us to get the jeep rental and then to the villa. She was terrific and very informative. We would definitely return to Sopra Mare! It was a perfect week. Paradise!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Maryland
5

What a view!

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from a week at Sopra Mare. Mike was professional and easy to work with. The house was the perfect layout. Open dining/living/deck area overlooking the pool (convenient for watching kids in the pool while parents sit on the deck), 2 bedrooms right across the hall from each other (again, especially convenient for families), laundry on the main floor, beautiful kitchen, great Bose portable Bluetooth speakers. But the best feature was the view - there's a wall of windows overlooking the sea - magnificent. You'll love it.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Unbelievable Views and Breezes

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Sopra Mare for 10 fun filled days. The views at Sopra Mare were 2nd to none! Every night we left the doors opened in the bedroom - the breezes and sound of the ocean were so relaxing. As vacation rental owners - we were impressed by Mike's quick responses and help for our last minute trip. Everything is in the place was neat, clean and up to date.

Colleen - Mike's property manager - was also great and extremely informative.

If you have the opportunity to book this place or Mike's other property - you will not be disappointed.

Thanks again Mike for a great time and your help.....

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Bristol, TN
5

Lovely home with spectacular views.

  • 5 of 5

Our week in Sopra Mare was perfect. The house was as described, maybe even better because the views from this house defy description. There are walls of windows in this house and the views are breathtaking. This was our first visit to St. John and we found that the location of the house was perfect. It is close to Cruz Bay, but not too close. Restaurants and shops are a short drive away. I cooked most of our meals and the kitchen was stocked with everything I needed (except the food :) The owner was quick to respond to all of my questions. When we arrived in St. John we were met by Colleen who guided us to Sopra Mare. We did not need to call upon Colleen after that, but it was reassuring to know she was available if we needed her.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

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Prices & Availability

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Prices for this holiday villa in Chocolate Hole, St John

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer
2 May 2015 - 4 Sep 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,665
for 7 nights
$3,665
 
 
Value Season 20% DISCOUNT!!
5 Sep 2015 - 30 Oct 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,950
for 7 nights
$2,950
 
 
Fall
31 Oct 2015 - 20 Nov 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,665
for 7 nights
$3,665
 
 
Thanksgiving 1 to 4 Guests
21 Nov 2015 - 27 Nov 2015
7 night minimum stay
$4,132
for 7 nights
$4,132
 
 
Fall
28 Nov 2015 - 18 Dec 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,665
for 7 nights
$3,665
 
 
Christmas/New Years
19 Dec 2015 - 1 Jan 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$6,415
for 7 nights
$6,415
 
 
Winter
2 Jan 2016 - 29 Jan 2016
1 night minimum stay
$789
for 1 night
$4,985
 
 
Winter February
30 Jan 2016 - 12 Feb 2016
7 night minimum stay
$5,370
for 7 nights
$5,370
 
 
President's Week
13 Feb 2016 - 19 Feb 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$6,415
for 7 nights
$6,415
 
 
Winter February
20 Feb 2016 - 26 Feb 2016
7 night minimum stay
$5,370
for 7 nights
$5,370
 
 
Winter
27 Feb 2016 - 15 Apr 2016
7 night minimum stay
$4,985
for 7 nights
$4,985
 
 
Summer
16 Apr 2016 - 2 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,775
for 7 nights
$3,775
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$3,665
for 7 nights
$3,665
 

Additional pricing information

Security/Administration $90
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Add $300 for a third or four guest
Thanksgiving Week Rate November 21-27 is $3,675 for 1-4 Guests
Xmas/New Years Weeks 2015 1-4 Guests is $5,750
President's Week 2/14-2/21/2015, 1-4 Guests is $5,750
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Incredible Views, brand new villa late 2009. Level road access with a easy one mile walking track
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