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OCEAN FRONT! SOPRA MARE NEWLY DECORATED

Mike Mullen

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Bedrooms 2
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Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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OCEAN FRONT! SOPRA MARE NEWLY DECORATED

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

Overview

Overview

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

House, 2 Bedrooms + Couch, 25 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 five 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
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About Mike Mullen

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 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 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.

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

Reviews

4.9
based on 40 holidaymaker reviews

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OCEAN FRONT! Sopra Mare Newly Decorated
average rating of 4.9 based on 41 reviews
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OCEAN FRONT! Sopra Mare Newly Decorated
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p251854vb
-(972) 679-9937 (Texas, USA)
Chocolate Hole St John
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5

Unbelievable Views and Breezes

  • 5 out 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: 25-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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OCEAN FRONT! Sopra Mare Newly Decorated
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p251854vb
-(972) 679-9937 (Texas, USA)
Chocolate Hole St John
Bristol, TN
5

Lovely home with spectacular views.

  • 5 out 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: 21-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
OCEAN FRONT! Sopra Mare Newly Decorated
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p251854vb
-(972) 679-9937 (Texas, USA)
Chocolate Hole St John
4

Wonderful Family Vacation!

  • 4 out of 5
Our family had a wonderful stay at Sopra Mare in July 2014. The house is situated on a hill overlooking the ocean, convenient to grocery, restaurants and beautiful beaches nearby. The housekeeper Colleen was very helpful, giving us plenty of info about the island, as well as sending repairmen to fix the wi-fi and a broken window immediately. Our 3-year old son enjoyed the pool while we cooked on the grill almost daily. The kitchen is stocked with every possible utensil you can think of. It's about 5-10 minutes drive to Cruz Bay and 15-20 minutes to the various beaches (Trunk bay is a must!). The downstairs area doesn't have AC, but the floor-to-ceiling windows can open fully to let in the ocean breeze. One thing to be aware if you leave the windows open, there are lots of mosquitoes in the summer so be sure to bring plenty of bug repellent. We love the house very much and will for sure return!
  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
OCEAN FRONT! Sopra Mare Newly Decorated
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p251854vb
-(972) 679-9937 (Texas, USA)
Chocolate Hole St John
Naperville, IL
5

First trip to St. John

  • 5 out of 5
I stayed at Sopra Mare with my two daughters ages 21 and 19 and we had a fabulous time. The house is a short drive to Cruz Bay and near the Westin Hotel, with plenty of stores for food on the way up to the house. Cruz Bay had a nice selection of restaurants and we did a mix of grilling out poolside at the house and eating out. The house is well laid out and nicely furnished with all the items you need (Bose bluetooth speaker too). The master bedroom has a fabulous view as does the living room, with the large porches and the pool area. It was a great base for our first trip to St. John. Mike was a lot of help with tips - we took a cooler of meat and fish but otherwise packed light for this laid back location. Sunshine Jeep rental was also very good and had parking in their lot close to Cruz Bay for our trips in to town. On our last day Tropical Storm Bertha blew through and the port was shut so we missed our flights (who knew American Airlines could be on-time, especially in a Tropical Storm). Mike offered us a (free) stay at Bordo Mare, his new neighboring house, which is also an amazing place (infinity pool!), as we stayed an extra night in St John until the port re-opened. Thanks Mike!! Defintely in our plans to return and would definitely like to stay in one of these fabulous houses again.
  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
OCEAN FRONT! Sopra Mare Newly Decorated
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p251854vb
-(972) 679-9937 (Texas, USA)
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
business
OCEAN FRONT! Sopra Mare Newly Decorated
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p251854vb
-(972) 679-9937 (Texas, USA)
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

Location

Location

Car: necessary

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday villa in Chocolate Hole, St John

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Summer
11 Apr 2015 - 4 Sep 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,665
for 7 nights
$3,665
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $28 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall DISC 15% for 2 Sep/Oct
5 Sep 2015 - 30 Oct 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,115
for 7 nights
$3,115
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $28 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
31 Oct 2015 - 20 Nov 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,665
for 7 nights
$3,665
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $28 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving 1 to 4
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 - 12 Feb 2016
1 night minimum stay
$789
for 1 night
$4,985
 
 
President's Week
13 Feb 2016 - 19 Feb 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$6,415
for 7 nights
$6,415
 
 
Winter
20 Feb 2016 - 15 Apr 2016
7 night minimum stay
$4,985
for 7 nights
$4,985
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$3,665
for 7 nights
$3,665
 

Additional information about rental rates

Security/Administration $90
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Add $350 for a third or four guest
Thanksgiving Week Rate November 22-29 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 $5,500
Payment is 50% upon commitment balance sixty days prior to arrival.

Facilities

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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