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Mike Mullen

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Bedrooms 2
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Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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BRAND NEW!! DIRECTLY ON OCEAN FRONT

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

Overview

Overview

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

Cliff's Edge Panorama Ocean 240 Degree Views with Crashing Surf Below!

YOU ARE DIRECTLY ON THE OCEAN! Few villas can say that and none of the others are new This is the biggest, baddest, newest two bedroom villa on St. John! The ultimate in luxury, With two king size equal sized masters facing an unobstructed ocean view and bedding to die for. Perfect for romance, or just to get away from daily life.

Situated 100' above the crashing surf on the ocean's edge. Infinity pool has seating area in the pool accommodating four as you enjoy afternoon libations or that evening swim while looking out toward the twinkling lights of St. Thomas and winter sunsets.

Granite counters, stainless Whirlpool appliances, including 26 bottle wine refrig! Top of the line furnishings throughout. The dining choices, poolside, inside or out under the stars at your table for six. You are less than five minutes away from Cruz Bay and it's restaurants and entertainment. This villa is the final word in luxury, convenience and amenities. Please also check out Sopra Mare, a sister villa at VRBO #251854.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mike Mullen (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2009
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About Mike Mullen

This is my third build. The last finished in 2009 - Sopra Mare at VRBO #251854 has proven so popular that I undertook another on the same 1.4 acre lot finished December 2013. It is slighly larger than the last with more amenities. Author of two books - 'Keep Left,' a 2008 comedy about the people I met while building my first villa Tesori. Also 'Flat Busted,' a 2013 fictional novel of high adventure set in the Caribbean. I currently reside in Aspen, Colorado and St. John.

Mike Mullen purchased this villa in 2013

Why Mike Mullen chose Chocolate Hole

Well one night in 2000 I went to a charity event in Vail, Colorado. I drank way to much wine and bought two TV's, a $500 savings bond, a shotgun, pink Harley Davis Motorcycle and finally a trip to the Virgin Island! Sold the Harley to a long legged movie producer's wife before morning! Thank God! Fell in love with this lot and basically did nothing with it until 2008 when I started Sopra Mare.

What makes this villa unique

Views are 'killer' from the living, dining, massive decks and equal sized master bedrooms all face the ocean. Other places might have ocean views, but at Bordo Mare you are one with the sea. I have chosen 'Nana' type doors for these locations. Basically five panels that move totally to the right and provide an unobstructed panarama ocean view from every room. The pool deck is large, overlooking the infinity edge pool where there is additional seating around the in pool.

In the morning grab your coffee and take the one mile circuit for a gentle walk of the quiet neighborhood while you watch iguanas lazily move out of your path.

At night, you'll see the lights of St. Thomas and cruise ships moving slowly from right to left bound for their next island port. In the distance most nights, car lights on St. Croix are twinkling some 30 miles away. The low throated sound of tree frogs and gentle crash of surf below will lull you to sleep in your incredible duel master suites. You'll think you're in heaven rather than 'Bordo Mare' Edge of the Sea!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Bill (the other Bill - his dad ) on December 22, 2013 at 4:27 PM

Bordo Mare is just perfect. Mike Mullen (the owner ) thought of everything in detail. The layout of the building is top notch, the views are unbeatable. It’s just my second day here and just keeps getting better. Went to Trunk Bay for the day, then returned ti Bordo Mare to enjoy the sunset while cooking dinner on a professional grill while my family was swimming in the pool right next the me. This place is heaven on earth.
Dec 2013
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5
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BRAND NEW!! Directly On Ocean Front
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
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BRAND NEW!! Directly On Ocean Front
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p465589vb
-(972) 679-9937 (Texas, USA)
Chocolate Hole St John
5

WOW, WOW, WOW, WOW and WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 5 out of 5
My hat is off to the owner Mike!!! I have been in the luxury hotel business forever and it is hard to knock me off my feet although I just enjoyed the best trip/vacation in my life this past week!!! Mike has thought of every single detail and made our trip PERFECT!!! This is a hidden gem and I hate to tell about it because I don't want it to become tooooo busy to book in the future!!! We brought fresh fish/shrimp/Thai food from home and I didn't need a thing to make the perfect meals!!! The kitchen is so well stocked and that's a very important thing to me!!! The amenities were also over the top from binoculars throughout the place, 3 different size coolers to take to the beach, beach bags, beach towels, beach chairs, rafts to an amazing grill!! I could go on and on and on!!! The way the 2 bedrooms were built was an excellent idea also!! They are identical in every aspect which is nice if you had two couples. I loved making waffles in the mornings with the french press coffee options or you can use the reg coffee maker if you want. The built in sound system/stereo sounded 1st class, the furniture all looks like restoration hardware, the sunrises and sunsets are priceless, the 1-2 mile loop depending on how you go can be a great walk or a kick butt run with the hills!! The area is very safe and the motion lights on the driveway are nice when you pull in at night. We will be back and I agree with Mike - bring a "jeep" over from STT airport via Budget Rental Car - you will save time and money versus getting on the ferry and renting on St. John's - we had a minivan last year and that was not the right call when you go on the other side of the island!!! St. John is BEAUTIFUL and we cannot say enough great things about it!!!
Mike, you should be a VERY PROUD owner!!! You did an AWESOME job with this place!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! Paul
  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • 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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BRAND NEW!! Directly On Ocean Front
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p465589vb
-(972) 679-9937 (Texas, USA)
Chocolate Hole St John
Michigan
5

Fantastic week!!!!!!!!!!

  • 5 out of 5
It's been said numerous times, but it's absolute true that pictures don't do Bordo Mare justice. Either on the deck or lounging in the infinity pool the views are surreal. Our week was issue free. Louie the Maintenance man was great, he meet us on the dock and showed us everything and feature of the villa. If there's a household item you need I would guarantee that Mike has included it in the villa. The grill was awesome and the beds extremely comfortable. Location was key. Only about 5-7 minutes into cruz bay and had no trouble getting anywhere on the island from Bordo Mare. Most days I felt we shaved a few hours off our beach time because we knew the infinity pool was waiting for us back at the villa. I cannot recommend this villa enough. We already thinking about a larger family trip to the island and wouldn't hesitate to rent bordo mare again along with sopra mare.
  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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BRAND NEW!! Directly On Ocean Front
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p465589vb
-(972) 679-9937 (Texas, USA)
Chocolate Hole St John
5

BORDO MARE-The Elite of Villas-Superb

  • 5 out of 5
My wife and I traveled to St. John for our 1st time. We stayed at Bordo Mare 8/23-8/30 and was greeted by Louie who showed us around the villa. Once you begin to make yourself comfortable and realize you are hungry from the trip, you open the fridge to see the welcome treat Mike has provided. Yep, there it is, a roasted chicken with sides and a bottle of wine. Now we don't have to rush out to get something to eat and we can relax for a bit. There is nothing other than your consumables, drinks of choice & food required. Everything down to the beach bags in the bedroom closets are provided-ice chest of various sizes, beach chairs of different types, beach towels. The washer and dryer also come in very handy-we got to go home with no dirty laundry.....All of the most modern appliances The view from the balconies are incredible. From the moment you wake up looking outside through to the daylight, it's almost magical. BTW, in the early morning there is a tortoise that feeds in the ocean in front of the villa. The pictur3es on the various websites do not truly capture the comfort and beauty of Bordo Mare. We only spent 1 day by the pool but that was very nice as we were able to watch 2 iguanas feed and sun themselves in the trees.
Ok, so in short form this villa has it all; 2 great bedrooms with beautifully appointed bathrooms, both have an entire glass wall that folds open for a complete open air environment with seating outside as well, very nice and comfortable living room, dining area, bathroom and an awesome kitchen(for you cooks, you'll feel right at home), again both the living room and dining area have foldable glass walls that open completely. There is a large table on the balcony for outside dining. All rooms have ceiling fans that keep the space quite comfortable. This is truly a home away from home.
Very convenient to the supermarket & coffee-at the bookstore (less than 10 minutes) and town(about 15 minutes). About 20-30 minutes from the some of the closer beaches--HawksNest-Jumbie Bay(those 2 were our favorites, quiet and great snorkeling)-Maho Bay-Trunk Bay-Caneel Bay(can't bring chairs or coolers on the beach). All of the beaches we visited have great snorkeling which you can rent at several different places in town.
The only disappointment is the day you have to leave.
Sorry for the lengthy review but this doesn't even capture what you feel standing on the balcony overlooking the colors of the ocean below. Highly recommended!
  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-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
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BRAND NEW!! Directly On Ocean Front
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p465589vb
-(972) 679-9937 (Texas, USA)
Chocolate Hole St John
Edmond, OKlahoma
5

Great Place and an Owner Willing to go the Extra Mile

  • 5 out of 5
This was our first trip to St. Johns and Mike made it as easy as possible. He had everything we needed in the house including things such as chairs, coolers, beach bag etc., to go to the beach. Basically all we really needed was our clothes. His house is great and has great views of the ocean. In a nut shell, Mike and his place were first rate. You cannot go wrong by staying here.
  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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BRAND NEW!! Directly On Ocean Front
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p465589vb
-(972) 679-9937 (Texas, USA)
Chocolate Hole St John
5

Perfect Villa

  • 5 out of 5
This was our fourth trip to St. John, but the first visit in 14 years. Having previously honeymooned here, we returned with our twins who turned 12 during this vacation. We travel frequently, and stay at high end places...Bordo Mare is simply exceptional. We've rented numerous villas across the country, and this is absolutely our favorite. Not only is the villa gorgeous, the views stunning, but the way in which Mike has outfitted the villa make it stand well above the rest. From the wonderful bedding, to the high end appliances, to the pottery barn dishes...everything in this villa is top notch. In addition, he has thought of everything...wonderfully, luxurious beach towels and bags, a gear bag for your snorkels, beach chairs, coolers. The layout of the house is perfect for two couples or a family. We loved having the kids on the same level as us, something rare in villas on St. John. It has what our family declared the best bathroom in the world...one with a stunning view of the water. For a two bedroom villa it is surprisingly very spacious, with a delightful open floor plan. Dining on the deck stretched high over the water will stay in our memories until we return. Colleen was wonderful, from greeting us at the dock to orienting us to the house. She even dropped off propane midweek so we didn't run out as the villa has a wonderful outdoor grill. Other than that we did not see her, and had complete privacy which was terrific. After a long travel day, there was even dinner waiting for us in the refrigerator the day we arrived. We are already counting down the days until we visit again. I recommend this villa hands down...just don't rent it the week we want it.
  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
BRAND NEW!! Directly On Ocean Front
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p465589vb
-(972) 679-9937 (Texas, USA)
Chocolate Hole St John
Chicago, IL
5

Amazing Views

  • 5 out of 5
We stayed at Bordo Mare in May and enjoyed the amazing views and breezes off of the sea. The villa is perfect for a romantic getaway. We loved talking morning walks around Chocolate Hole and the surrounding area before venturing out the beautiful island of St. John. The entire experience was great – from meeting the greeter at the ferry dock to watching the last sunset over St. Thomas…a wonderful time and wonderful memories.
  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway

Location

Location

Nearest Airport
9 Miles
St. Thomas - By Ferry
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Beach Bar
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Mahogany Run - St. Thomas
Nearest Train
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Fish Bay Road
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Ski
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Hawksnest
Car: necessary

Most mornings you will find walkers and joggers taking the approximate one mile circuit past out site from you. During the later part of March the International Rolex Regatta makes their turns nearly in front of the villa. You can hear the Captains as they shout orders.

Occasionally you will see turtles and whales just off the cliff as they swim by.

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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
$3,885
for 7 nights
$3,885
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $33 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall DISC!10% For 2 Sep/Oct
5 Sep 2015 - 30 Oct 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,494
for 7 nights
$3,494
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $33 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
31 Oct 2015 - 20 Nov 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,885
for 7 nights
$3,885
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $33 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving 1-4
21 Nov 2015 - 27 Nov 2015
7 night minimum stay
$4,325
for 7 nights
$4,325
 
 
Fall
28 Nov 2015 - 18 Dec 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,885
for 7 nights
$3,885
 
 
Christmas/New Years 1to 4
19 Dec 2015 - 1 Jan 2016
7 night minimum stay
$7,075
for 7 nights
$7,075
 
 
Winter
2 Jan 2016 - 12 Feb 2016
7 night minimum stay
$5,562
for 7 nights
$5,562
 
 
President's Week 1 to 4
13 Feb 2016 - 19 Feb 2016
7 night minimum stay
$7,075
for 7 nights
$7,075
 
 
Winter
20 Feb 2016 - 15 Apr 2016
7 night minimum stay
$5,562
for 7 nights
$5,562
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$3,885
for 7 nights
$3,885
 

Additional information about rental rates

Security/Administration $90
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Thanksgiving Week November 21-27 is $3,850 1-4 Guests 2016
Xmas/New Years Weeks $6,350 1-4 Guests 2015/16
50% Deposit is due upon commitment and the 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:
  • 1950 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Sink
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite has dbl vanities, granite, rain forest shower heads
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite has dbl vanities, granite, rain forest shower heads
  • Master Baths have double sinks, granite counters, wood cabinets. Showers have rain forest ceiling mounted heads.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Each Master Bedroom faces directly to the ocean. Doors fold to give 100% unobstructed view of the ocean, occasionally whales and turtles swim by. Watch the twinkling lights of passing cruise ships in the evening
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
This is the top of the line in luxury, privacy and furnishings. Every thought to guest comfort has been anticipated.
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