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Claudia Cividini

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Speaks English, Spanish, Italian

Affordable Luxurious Ocean View Villa Catalina, St John USVI

21 Reviews
People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Cruz Bay - Villa Catalina

Villa, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Nestled in an exclusive neighborhood, this beautiful home offers comfort and privacy. Located in the hills above Chocolate Hole Bay, on the west side of St John, Catalina provides amazing views that includes St Croix, Rendezvous Bay, Hart Bay and Chocolate Hole. The town of Cruz Bay, center of the activities, is only 7 or 10 minutes away on all paved roads. In the same way, the most beautiful beaches are not further than a 10 minutes ride. This unique island home was built only for vacation rentals purposes and it has a child friendly design. The pool is located in the top floor, right next to the kitchen. One exterior stairway leads to the bedroom and bathroom on the lower level and one deck on the top level and one on the lower surrounds the house. The extremely peaceful setting gives this house sufficient privacy for clothing optional sun bathing. Just minutes from the shops and restaurants of Cruz Bay, Villa Catalina is the ideal retreat.

Villa Catalina design: This unique island home was built only for vacation rentals purposes and it has a child friendly design.

The pool is located in the top floor, right next to the kitchen. One exterior stairway leads to the bedroom and bathroom on the lower level and one deck on the top level and one on the lower surrounds the house.

The extremely peaceful setting gives this house sufficient privacy for clothing optional sun bathing.

Just minutes from the shops and restaurants of Cruz Bay, Villa Catalina is the ideal retreat completed with every amenity for your pleasure. Its design and lay out make this villa appealing to families, lovers and honeymooners.

Amenities/We take credit card payments: A dramatic roadside leads you to Villa Catalina's courtyard. A large arched door takes you into the dining and living room, where vaulted ceilings, wicker and mahogany furniture, sliding glass doors and lots of tropical accessories gives this area a relaxing Caribbean feeling. color cable TV/DVD and stereo CD are provided in this room. The antique interior dining room table seats six. The modern kitchen is very well equipped for you to enjoy from a small snack to a large gourmet dinner. An outside dining table that seats six and an impressive gas grill are part of the amenities that you will find on the pool deck, together with beach chairs and coolers. Here you can have your morning coffee while you watch the pleasure boats and cruise ships passing by.

The bedrooms: Bedrooms - The two exquisite master bedrooms, both with antiques mahogany king size beds, air conditioned and refined décor are located in opposite ends of the villa to gives you more privacy. All bedrooms have sliding glass doors that open to a large deck that surrounds the pool and gives you fantastic views. The elegant tiled bath suits, with delicate accents, create a romantic atmosphere. Lower Level - The lower level of the house features a large bedroom and bathroom, which open into the deck complemented with outside wicker furniture. The bedroom has 2 twin beds that can be easily converted into a king size bed. This bedroom also provides air conditioned comfort. The washer and dryer are located on this level of the house, right next to this area.

Key words villa, rental villa, vacation rental, holiday rental, beach rental

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Claudia Cividini (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks English, Spanish, Italian

About Claudia Cividini

The Cividinis at Sunset on St John.

Claudia Cividini purchased this villa in 2003

Why Claudia Cividini chose St John

St John is one of the most magic places in the world. The weather, the water, the people...just unforgettable and beautiful.

What makes this villa unique

Breezy, comfortable, close to town, great views, affordable, clean, bright, very private.

Reviews

4.9
based on 21 holidaymaker reviews

Affordable Luxurious Ocean View Villa Catalina, St John USVI
average rating of 4.857143 based on 21 reviews
5

Vacation in Paradise!!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a week in St. John and the fabulous Villa Catalina. This vacation was truly amazing!! It was our second time on the island and our first at Villa Catalina. I cannot say enough how pleasant and easy it was to deal with the owner, Claudia. From start to finish this was truly easy breezy. The villa was exactly as pictured (even better in real life) It had everything you could possibly need to enjoy yourself on this little piece of Paradise called St. John. We were met at the ferry by Myrtle who was wonderful and patient while we dealt with renting our jeeps, etc. We were a family of 6; all adults (4 young adults) I would recommend this place for a large family or 3 couples traveling together. Waking up and seeing the Caribbean from your bed just cannot be beat!! Very peaceful and quiet location, only 10 minutes to Cruz Bay and about 20 minutes to the many amazing beaches of St. John. The villa is well maintained and cared for and it shows. Lots of books and games in case you are bored or need something to do; along with a beautiful new flat screen tv (which we never turned on!) Great wifi and cell service at the villa too. We cannot wait to come back!! Not to be missed.... Joe's Rum Hut, Rhumblines and the Longboard in Cruz Bay, Miss Lucy's in Coral Bay and of course, Columbo's Smoothie Stand on Centerline Road. We frequented Hawksnest Beach, Jumbie Beach, Cinnamon Bay, Maho Bay, Francis Bay, Salt Pond Bay and Drunk Bay. A different beach every day; what could be better?? Jeep rentals through St. John Car Rental; very easy to work with. We did a 1/2 day Catamaran snorkel sail on the Kekoa- would highly recommend. All girl crew was fantastic and fun. We hated to leave; truly. We will be back!!!! Thank you Claudia and Javier!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Spectacular

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Villa Catalina in January with another couple with children. It was perfect! Claudia was very easy to work with and answered all of our questions. House managers were prompt picking us up at the dock and helped us getting our rental car and also settled in at the house. The house is beautiful, very clean, well maintained with the most spectacular views! The two bedrooms and baths upstairs were spacious, linens plentiful and beds very comfortable. The older kids stayed downstairs and they loved. Living room and kitchen had everything we needed, furniture was nice. Wifi and TV worked fine. Pool was great, nice to jump into after a day at the beach to rinse off, and very private. The deck was a perfect place to relax with an amazing view! , enough to seat a handful of people! We had a wonderful time on St John and absolutely loved this house! We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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ROOMY VILLA WITH GREAT OUTDOOR LIVING SPACE

  • 4 of 5

As we approached the driveway, we saw why a 4 wheel drive vehicle is recommended. Even with the dry conditions, the flowers around the villa are very pretty. Over our nine days, we ate about half of our dinners at the villa and found the kitchen to have every utensil that we needed. The grill beside the pool worked well. The pictures are somewhat dated. The deck and pool furniture are different which is actually an improvement. One noticeable difference is the view that is shown on the VRBO picture. It is almost totally obstructed with a large flowering tree. Do not expect to see up toward St. Thomas or the view that is shown from that corner. The view out into the ocean from the deck on the back of the villa is good. As shown, closer to shore, it is obstructed by two large hills. You will be able to see the chocolate colored water in Chocolate Hole. The back deck and the pool deck are great. In the summer, you will find it necessary to open all doors and windows to get cross ventilation. Even then, it is very hot during the day and until about 8:00 in the evening. When we left for the beaches, about 10:00, it was pleasant; however, when we returned around 4:00, inside the villa was very hot. We had two problems. I was told that almost all of the villas on St. John only have A/C in the bedrooms. The window A/C in the master bedroom quit working very soon after we arrived. Myrtle, the property manager, and her husband were very responsive. They brought in a portable unit for the bedroom at 9:00 in the evening. It was still there when we left. It was leaking all of the water into the floor. We mopped water for 3 days, then called. They quickly came and ran a drain out the sliding door. The other problem was with the rustic laundry area in the pool equipment room in the basement. The majority of the time that we were there, it was flooded. I did not go down there until toward the end of our stay and did not know how bad it was. My wife had just dealt with it, so we did not report it. We should have reported it because it had electrical cords in it and seemed dangerous. This is an older villa and you might expect to have some issues. To summarize, if you do not desire to be within walking distance of downtown, this villa is a good option. It is roomy and the decking surrounding two sides of the villa makes for an enjoyable experience.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Breathtaking!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Villa Catalina!!! No complaints whatsoever! We were met once we got off the car ferry by Myrtle and she was so pleasant. When we arrived at the Villa it was just like the pictures. They have been having a drought lately but the place was still gorgeous and very well-maintained. We were a bit skeptical booking a place like this online, but the owners were "real" people and we couldn't have been happier. I have recommended this place to all of our friends.

We visited many of the bays, but our favorite one was Maho. We loved snorkeling!! We did karaoke at Castaways and then went back to watch the World Cup there. Had a blast!! Cara the bartender was great!!! I could go on and on...there wasn't a bad restaurant or meal. The Banana Deck is a must...great food! Near Mongoose Junction, was a delightful man named Thomas "the drink master and professional"!! He also gave a "life lesson"! So sweet he was!!! The best drink in a coconut ever!!! We have a family of 6 and the place was perfect! Thank you Claudia and Javier!!! We would love to come back someday!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Good clean home, plenty of room, plenty of water and sunshine

  • 5 of 5

Met Winnie at the dock. She was the best/nicest/genuine person we met all week. Simply adorable. She took time to take us to our car rental and then we followed her to the house. She as just so funny and sweet! The driveway was straight up. She said if you hit the mountain turn left. The house itself had heavy doors. The breezes blow them shut loudly. The two master bedrooms were beautiful. Only one had a master bath, the other had a bath just outside in the hallway, which also had a door to the pool area. We had many Iguanas in our trees, never once getting on our deck, but they were awesome to watch. They fought occasionally and fell out of the trees. We ordered 2 pizza's the first night, a 6 pack of beer, some wings, and some pop and bill was $108. Whew.

We bought water, if you can - get water the first night you're there. Ask your guide to stop at Dolphin and pick up 10 minutes worth of water, rum and food for a night. We didn't do that - and we wish we would have. We packed coffee and other basics. You must have snacks for sitting on the deck. The deck is beautiful and quiet. We saw no one when we were there. We heard laughter from a deck a little ways away, but saw no one. The house itself is equipped nicely. Good pots and pans, good dishes and glassware, many towels, beach towels and beach chairs and coolers when you go to Cinnamon or Trunk or my favorite Maho. They are good chairs. The first floor bedroom is outside down the steps. There are 2 twin beds with patio doors onto a nice patio area. And it has a bathroom. There is also a workout room with a futon for another sleeper. The washer dryer area is down there too. I loved the high ceilings. The pictures are not up to date - I saw no patio furniture like shown. But there was plenty of good furniture there. The pic of the living room is not exact anymore - there is a flat screen TV there now. I loved making coffee and sitting on the deck waiting for others to wake up.

There's a beautiful view on the deck and it's fun to listen to the cars squealing on the hairpin turns after the rain.

You do need a 4 wheel drive to get here.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Villa we all loved!

  • 5 of 5

This was a fantastic villa our

family totally enjoyed. Outstanding view of the ocean. It

seemed remote in the pictures but when we got there,

the attractions were just within close range we almost

visited them all. The villa was huge and well-equipped.

We engaged in endless sports adventure and activities

too. It was a fun-filled vacation after all!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Trunk Bay
U.S. Virgin Islands National Park
Hawksnest Beach
Reef Bay Trail & Petroglyphs
La Tapa
Cinnamon Bay Beach
Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Cyril King St Thomas
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
St Thomas Ferry
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Chocolate Hole Beach
Car: recommended

Villa Catalina is located in Chocolate Hole North, St John, United States Virgin Islands, Caribbean.

Other Activities: Snorkeling, swimming, sailing, fishing, hiking, Boating, Parasailing, Health/Beauty Spa, Miniature golf

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Cruz Bay, St John

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Low season/for 2 people
6 Mar 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
£1,214
for 5 nights
From
£229
£1,675
£5,990
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
Holidays week
30 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,875
for 7 nights
£3,875
 
 
High season 2017
8 Jan 2017 - 15 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,971
for 5 nights
From
£381
£2,733
£10,220
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£1,214
for 5 nights
From
£229
£1,675
£5,990
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £62 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £385
Tax Rate 10.0%

Christmas and New Years weekly rate is $4,750.00 plus tax.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Cruz Bay, Virgin Islands (US)

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • King size beds (2) Two beautiful mahogany King-size beds and two twin beds., Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 single beds, Baby Cribs (1) One fold away crib, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) There is futon and a sleeper sofa in the living room.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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