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Poolside in Paradise

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Villa, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-6)

Villa Divertimento * noun (Ital) place for amusement and diversion. Accommodation ideal for 2 couples: 2 large king bedrooms with baths en suite. Sleep sofa in pool cabana. The villa offers complete relaxation in a near-waterfront setting. Special features include a 30 foot pool, stone showers and extensive decks from which to view the boats in the bay. Walk or take a short drive to the Westin Resort Beach. Also very convenient to the town of Cruz Bay for dining and shopping.

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Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2018

About Suzanne

The owners fell in love with St. John over 30 years ago and want to share that experience with their guests. Come join us!

The power has been restored to our villa and we are ready to welcome guests.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"For whatever we lose, like a you or a me, it's always ourselves we find by the sea." -

e.e. cummings

~It was a lovely stay; beautiful house & beautiful island.
Mar 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Saint John in U.S. Virgin Islands

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • The Estate Association allows only low noise between 9 pm and 8 am.
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View
  • resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • additional half bath adjoining the kitchen/great room
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , ensuite bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , ensuite bath
  • King size beds (1) 2 spacious bedrooms with bath en suite
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

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Poolside in Paradise
average rating of 4.714286 based on 8 reviews

Great Place! Everything we needed

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and another couple just left my favorite place on earth, Saint John and we enjoyed our stay at Villa Divertimento. The house was well appointed and had everything we needed. The owner was great to communicate with and the on island help was responsive (only called to let them know the pool was low and was concerned for their pump system).

The two almost identical masters made it perfect for two couples. It was close enough to everything we needed and the drive way had plenty of room to do a three point turn and turn around.

Even though this was our 3rd trip, we still found new things to do, like a great sea glass beach and honeymoon beach.

The power of this island and the community can be seen in the great work they have done not even a year after the storm. The signs of damage you still see can only give us a taste of how bad it was. While some say prices are up or everything, I am happy to support the island and the owners who open the spaces up to we can enjoy our week in paradise!

Thanks again for the great visit.

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always our pleasure and privilege to host guests like Sarah and her friends. This year has been unusual but your comments make all of our efforts in the community worthwhile.
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Great location and a beautiful villa

  • 5 of 5

Everything was ready and wonderful. We had a family of four and couldn't get the kids out of the pool. It is a short drive into Cruz Bay for all the restaurants and shopping.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to hear the family enjoyed the island. We are happy to have Doug and his family at Villa Divertimento and they took great care of the villa during their stay. We look forward to another stay in the future.
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Easton, MD

Convenience with a gorgeous, private view!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a birthday celebration when we needed extra space for oncoming guests. It turned out to be one of our most enjoyable stays on S.J. We actually own a small condo on S.J. so this expansion of space along with its gorgeous view was a treat for us. Villa Divertimento has 2 very spacious guest rooms, both with indoor/outdoor showers that make one "feel" the island's special warmth. There is also a loft room, accessed by an attached mahogany ladder that provides great space for teenagers and which two of ours enjoyed immensely. The shared space of great room, dining room and delightful kitchen all overlook the pool which itself overlooks picturesque Chocolate Hole and a view beyond to the blue Carribean. An extra bonus was a "party" room right off the pool deck which provided refrigerator, sink and glassware, etc. to service the pool. It also includes a small hideabed in case an unexpected guest stops by. The frosting on the cake if this great villa is that it is very close to Cruz Bay so cabs are happy to pick you up and return you if you want to go out but do not want to tackle the left lane driving on S.J. If you prefer your own car, there is ample parking off-street. We found the owners to be a wealth of knowledge on everything to do and experience on S.J. They have lived on the island for at least 20 years and seem to know everyone. We highly recommend this lovely house for a dream vacation!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home in an ideal Chocolate Hole location!

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to St. John for many years. This beautiful home offers everything that one could wish for in a relaxing island stay -- a refreshing pool to enjoy after a day at the beach, incredible views, a very nice kitchen, and plenty of room to enjoy time together. Bill and Suzanne are seasoned and helpful owners, and their vast knowledge of St. John is an incredible resource! Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magnificent View! Beautiful Villa!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay in this beautiful villa. It is exactly as described online and the pictures do not do it justice. The villa is immaculate and well appointed. One of our favorite moments each day was sitting on the deck each morning enjoying our coffee overlooking the water. After exploring the island for the day it was so nice to come back and take a dip in the pool. The owner Suzanne was very easy to work with. Close drive to town. I would highly recommend this wonderful home.

  • Review Submitted: 08-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4*for house 2*for experience with owners

  • 3 of 5

We had a nice relaxing stay at the house. Close to town and easy to find. House was very nice and clean upon arrival and the concierge met us at the ferry and pointed out grocery stores and attractions before leading us to where we would be staying. This is our third year in a row on St. John and will be visiting each year, we were looking for our "forever" go to rental home on the island and even specifically in Chocolate Hole since we love the location so much. We come each year to run the 8Tuff Miles, which we can't speak highly enough about, such a fun event and weekend!

This year we had 5 guests confirmed in our group, which was agreed with the owner. About 3 weeks prior to us traveling a 6th guest (a girlfriend of the 5th guest) wanted to join and stay with us. I thought about not contacting the owner and just making arrangements work once we got there, but because I had signed the rental agreement, I did the right thing and contacted to request that a 6th guest stay. After contacting the owner, she would not let the 6th person in our group stay at our house. I asked to rent an air mattress, have them sleep on the couch, the 6th person was willing to bring a sleeping bag, anything to stay at the house for the short time we were there, 5 nights. I know it is not the most luxurious idea, to sleep on a sofa, or an air mattress, but it would have been absolutely do able. And everyone in our group was willing to share the two large bathrooms, with no problem. And bonus, we could save by splitting the cost by another guest. But they "denied" that a 6th person was allowed to "sleep" at the house, only "visit". So, we had to rent a completely separate house for two of our guests to stay in. When we did arrive at the house, there are two large king rooms, a loft with TWO twin beds, 2 sofas and a pool house with a twin or slightly larger sleeper pull out sofa. We were all baffled at the fact that the 6th person was not allowed to stay at the house, there is honestly PLENTY of room for the 6th. It isn't like I was requesting for 10+ people to stay. But it was their rule, so we followed it.

We spend 90% of the trip outside of the house, exploring, visiting BVI, going to the beaches and hiking or bumming around Cruz Bay. The TV only had one channel that we could figure out, so on the two rainy afternoons, Judge Judy it was.

We won't be returning to this house.

4 Stars for house

2 Stars for Service

  • Review Submitted: 13-Mar-2015
  • Date of Stay: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: First, we are always glad to know that our guests found the villa to be in good order and that their time on St. John was enjoyable. We regret to hear of any dissatisfaction, as our objective is always to provide the high quality experience which guests have a right to expect. It is EXACTLY for that reason that we uphold the simple policy that all adult guests are provided with a bed space and reasonable 24 hour access to facilities. Experience has taught us that the rental of cot space, floor space or other potentially overcrowded conditions for adults is usually a precursor to someone feeling slighted, poorly rested or worse. We are sorry that our guest needed to revise plans subsequent to booking; the only course open to us at such a juncture is to rely on established policy that we feel to be correct.
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Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Westin resort
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Westin Resort, Cruz Bay
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Chocolate Hole, Great Cruz Bay
Car: recommended

Private Single family residence. Many day sail options on island. National Park activities. Scenic quiet neighborhood roads for walking.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Saint John, Caribbean

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5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £38 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £190.67

Rates are subject to change until rental reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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