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POI PU ST JOHN VILLA - GREAT VIEWS & TOTAL PRIVACY

Jackie Fenner

Speaks french, english
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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POI PU ST JOHN VILLA - GREAT VIEWS & TOTAL PRIVACY

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Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Located in Chocolate Hole, with a Southern view of the Caribbean Sea, POI PU is ideal for the family or couples traveling together. The secluded location surrounded by beautiful tropical flower gardens lets you enjoy a very private vacation. POI PU is located just 5 minutes from the town of Cruz Bay and its eclectic choices for duty free shopping and fine dining. Another 10-15 minutes will take you to the world famous beaches on the north shore within the VI National Park.

Upon entering the villa you will be taken with the open architecture of the great room, dining area with seating for four and full kitchen with all of the features and amenities for preparing snacks to full meals. The breakfast counter provides an area for socializing with the cook while meals are prepared. The double doors off the inside dining area open to the side deck where you will find another table for alfresco dining for six while overlooking the gazebo and pool. The gas BBQ grill is located close by for preparing burgers and hot dogs to steaks and seafood.

Opening the three double doors around the perimeter of the villa will virtually double the entire living space with the addition of the wrap around decks with lounge chairs and casual seating. The open beam ceilings with elegant ceiling fans will insure that the cooling tropical trade wind breezes are circulated throughout the villa. With the perimeter doors open you will enjoy the commanding views of Chocolate Hole and the Caribbean Sea from the inner comfort of the villa.

The family room offers a flat screen television with Cable TV and DVD Player and an audio sound system providing casual entertainment in a relaxing environment. The comfortable couch converts to a queen sleeper sofa for accommodations for 7-8 guests.

There are two air conditioned bedrooms with queen beds located on the main level. The beds are each cloaked with elegant mosquito netting and feature ceiling fans over the beds. Each bedroom has an adjacent half bath and share a large and impressive native stone shower with dual shower heads. The third bedroom is located in a large loft and features a queen size bed and tastefully appointed casual seating with TV and DVD Player.

Keywords: villa, home, Chocolate Hole, Pool, Views, windward, privacy,

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome

Jackie Fenner

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.co.uk since 2010
Speaks french, english
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The Fenners reside in the Killington Vermont area and are avid skiers, snowboarders, waterskiers, wakeboarders and tennis players.

Jackie Fenner purchased this villa in 1980

The Fenner matriarch and patriarch purchased land on Chocolate Hole in the late 70s after spending two weeks on a sailboat and needing some shore time and Chocolate Hole offered not only beautiful ocean views but a constant tropical windward breeze. The property has been passed on to the children and we take pride in owning such a wonderful vacation home. It has been a favorite and special place to gather with family and friends, and those who have rented it can't wait to return.

Poi Pu offers the luxury of a Caribbean vacation home yet the comforts home. It is situated on a hillside of tropical flowers giving way to warm tropical breezes. The wraparound deck and pool area offer total seclusion from any of the surrounding villas. A 5 minute ride into downtown Cruz Bay makes it a convenient location to restaurants and shopping.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Reviews

4.9
based on 12 holidaymaker reviews

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Poi Pu St John Villa - Great Views & Total Privacy
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Chocolate Hole St John
5

WONDERFUL VACATION SPOT!

  • 5 out of 5
We spent nine days at Poi Pu. It was very comfortable and relaxing there. Loved the wonderful pool and deck. The listing accurately describes the location and appearance. It is convenient to the St John market that has a great selection of organic and anything you might need. We enjoyed the ease of getting to CRuz Bay from this location. In the past we have stayed near Coral Bay. Our blender died and a new one appeared at 7pm just in time for cocktails! I would recommend this property with no caveats!
  • Review Submitted: 12-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your experience at Poi Pu and for writing such a nice review, Jane! Sorry about the blender - who could enjoy cocktail hour in the Caribbean without that?? We look forward to having you back again.
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Chocolate Hole St John
Florida
5

LOVE ST JOHN

  • 5 out of 5
We have visited St. John for many years, most often staying at Maho Bay for proximity to our favorite national park beaches. We loved the view,privacy, and constant strong tradewinds at PoiPu. We found it hard to leave. Convenient to Cruz Bay, the neighborhood is nice for jogging.
Enjoyed the Drink Right Drive Left ale at the Tourist Trap near Salt Pond, the Painkillers at Bordeaux Mountain Cafe (great view) and the crunchy fish at Miss Lucy's(another nice view) all wonderful rewards after snorkeling east end.
High winds made internet unreliable, but then we didn't really want to work!
Terrific porch dining.
Hope to return.
  • Review Submitted: 13-Feb-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Jennie we're glad you enjoyed Poi Pu and hope you will come back for another stay in Paradise!
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Chocolate Hole St John
Middletown Springs VT
5

COME TO PARADISE IN A HOME THAT IS ABSOLUTELY PERFECT......

  • 5 out of 5
Just imagine.....you have just returned from the glory of one of seven ravishing beaches on St. John....you have snorkeled (world class - all levels) swam, luxuriated and ramped it all down 7 notches as the Caribbean invites you to do.....and you enter your HOME for your vacation. You travel around the full wrap-around porch to the outdoor shower, you cool off in the delicious small pool, you jump into shorts and a light shirt, pour a rum and tonic or a glass of wine and you feast your eyes on as beautiful a view as you will see in any vacation setting:: The Chocolate Hole cove below, steep hills to the left and the right and the Caribbean Sea straight ahead and perhaps even an Iguana - stone still and quietly lording over his domain... I capitalize HOME because this feels like a home that has been lovingly cared for, appointed and equipped.....which it has.... over two generations. You are not in a sterile condo or a minimally equipt hotel room.... you are home. The open floor plan and large open doors all around embrace the honey breezes of the Caribbean, inviting you outside for a feast, a great conversation or just enjoyment of the ravishing views. The bedrooms have very comfortable beds and are situated as to receive the delicious breezes all night long. We did not turn on the air conditioning once (and we were there end of June/beginning of July). The loft bed is adorable and perfectly suited to teen-age occupants.....The proximity to the unique pleasures of Cruz Bay is close and easily accessable..... its many unique shops, beach-front bars/restaurants are worth visiting often (Do not miss the Fatty Crab - a Manhattan restauranteur has opened in St. John at it is world class) I have traveled extensively in the Caribbean and have stayed in every imaginable situation. This one was by a long shot the absolute best. The Fenners are fabulous people and they SEE THAT YOU ARE CARED FOR. David Rockefeller (who visited every single island, pronounced St. John the most beautiful of all. He felt do deeply about his beloved island that he donated 60% of the land there to the National Parks service. Go......don't wait.......you will, as we did.....have the time of your life.
  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: So happy you all had such a good time at Poi Pu. What a wonderful and special memory you'll have to share with your family forever. Looking forward to having you back,
Jackie & Jeff
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Chocolate Hole St John
Woodbridge, VA
5

THE PERFECT HONEYMOON!

  • 5 out of 5
This was an amazing spot for a honeymoon. We had so much space and so much privacy at Poi Pu, we almost felt like we were on our own island. Poi Pu was just as beautiful, spacious, and comfortable as described. We loved having our own grill and did steaks one night and shrimp another. The kitchen had ever amenity that we needed and then some. It even had a blender for making daquiris and margaritas as we lounged on the expansive wrap around deck. We also loved having the dipping pool to cool off during the day and take late night dips. Although our favorite feature had to be the enormous stone shower!

Chocolate Hole was beautiful and we took our Jeep out one afternoon just to explore the other villas in the area. Poi Pu is located very conveniently to Cruz Bay, the ferry, all of the night life, the grocery store, and also to the public tennis courts (very well maintained). It was very easy to learn and navigate the island.

I would recommend (and have in fact already recommended) Poi Pu to friends and family for their next vacation. My new husband and I can't wait till our next trip back.

Thanks to Jackie and Jeff for everything!
  • Review Submitted: 17-Oct-2012
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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Chocolate Hole St John
North Carolina
5

LOVELY HOUSE AND A GOOD DEAL

  • 5 out of 5
The five of us (Mom & Dad, two grown children, one with boyfriend) found Poi Pu's layout ideal. In fact, we're considering using the layout as we build a lake cottage back in the states. Wide open, spacious, and very comfortable. It lives larger than its sq ft. The view of Chocolate Hole is lovely from the deck and the French doors. Since our last trip to STJ, a condo community has been built and abandoned along the CH shore, but it wasn't obstructive. In fact, we were glad it's been foreclosed, as it was absolutely quiet. We spent most of our days snorkeling and swimming - exploring more of the east end this visit - and at the end of wonderful long hot vigorous days stood in the cooling pool with drinks (plastic glasses only!) perched on the retaining wall. Poi Pu has all the amenities we needed - we cooked a couple of complicated meals and found enough kitchen tools to work with. Eating on the porch was divine and the orientation (south and east) kept the late afternoon sun off as we sat to dinner. The restaurants, bars, and grocery stores of town are a five minute drive. The south side main road to center line was just a couple of minutes in the other direction - steep, but you'll get used to it and enjoy avoiding the hassle of driving through town. Great location reasonable price, and a really lovely cottage. We'll be back next time we stay on this end of the island.
  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2012
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Chocolate Hole St John
Southern Maine
5

A LOVELY WEEK IN ST. JOHN!

  • 5 out of 5
We had a wonderful week at Poi Pu! The house was accurately described in the listing and the photos did reflect the house's appearance. There was plenty of room for our group. The location was great...off the beaten path a bit but a very short drive to downtown Cruz Bay and some lovely beaches. But you will likely have a rental Jeep like we did and then the entire island is yours to explore. The owners were happy to answer my questions prior to and after booking. Once on-island, the property management company was also very accommodating and attentive. On the whole, the house was clean and well maintained. We did have one housekeeping issue that we immediately called about and it was resolved to the best of their ability that same day. Sadly, it rendered the oven unsanitary and unusable for the remainder of our stay. (We could use the oven top, however.) It was something that required further attention after we left. Provided that happened, I would feel comfortable recommending this property to a friend or relative. Not the owner's fault, but rather the people who are in charge of cleaning the house.

All of the beaches are fabulous and do get out and explore as many as you can, because they have such unique characteristics. Snorkeling sights and conditions vary as well. If you have kids, Big Maho is a great place for your first snorkle because it has a gradual progression to deep water unlike many others that drop off but a few feet from shore. It is also protected from the wind and provides calm waters. You will see rays and turtles at Maho. Bathrooms too!

Trunk Bay has a great snorkeling opportunity, but it is the busiest beach and very crowded. Amenities abound, though.

There are only 3 parking spaces, but do try and get to Gibney beach if you're looking for privacy. You'll be hard-pressed to find it on a map but it is located just east of Hawksnest and is marked by an iron gate.

Make the hike to Waterlemon and take a drive out to Saltpond! Chocolate Hole is great for hunting for seaglass and small shells, but that's it. People bring their dogs there too.

Eat at Rhumb Lines in Cruz Bay. (You should make a reservation.)

So many great sights, food, shopping and places to explore. The locals are very friendly. We will return :)
  • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2012
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Hi Shanlee and I'm so glad Poi Pu was part of your fabulous vacation! So sorry about the oven issue - I bet the Weber grill came in even more handy! I hope you'll come back to Poi Pu again. Best of luck in 2012!
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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
 
LOW 1-2 Guests
17 May 2014 - 21 Nov 2014
5 night minimum stay
$1,534
for 5 nights
From
$297
$2,128
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving Week 2014
22 Nov 2014 - 29 Nov 2014
7 night minimum stay
$3,294
for 7 nights
$3,294
 
 
Christmas/New Years 2014/15
20 Dec 2014 - 4 Jan 2015
7 night minimum stay
$4,438
for 7 nights
$4,438
 
 
HIGH 1-2 Guests
5 Jan 2015 - 26 Apr 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,628
for 7 nights
$2,628
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$2,628
for 7 nights
From
$368
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes PEAK SEASON: Jan 6, 2014 - Apr 25, 2014: $335/night 1-2 people, $365/night 3-4 people, $395/night 5-6 people $425/night 7-8 people
LOW SEASON: Apr 13, 2013 - Dec 17, 2013 & Apr 26, 2014 - Dec 19, 2014: $270/night 1-2 people, $300/night 3-4 people, $330/night 5-6 people $360/night 7-8 people

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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Games
  • Books
  • Toys
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • water skiing
  • jet skiing
  • wind-surfing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • parasailing
  • fishing
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • tennis
  • snorkeling/diving
  • mountain biking
Notes:
Large walk-in stone & shell shower with two shower heads, windward breeze, three large mahogany double door openings to deck
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