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Poi Pu St John Villa - Great Views & Total Privacy

19 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


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

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

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.

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,

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Jackie Fenner
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2016
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About Jackie Fenner

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

Why Jackie Fenner chose St John

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.

What makes this villa unique

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.


based on 19 holidaymaker reviews

Poi Pu St John Villa - Great Views & Total Privacy
average rating of 4.894737 based on 19 reviews

Great location, great views, with all the necessary amenities.

  • 4 of 5

We spent most of our time all over the island, but when it came time to relax and unwind, Poi Pu was perfect. Just far enough to get away from the crowds, but close enough to grab a bite to eat or shop in an instant. We stayed nice and cool with AC, our other friends only had fans in their rentals. Everything worked perfect, except we had some issues with shower water warmth and pressure, which may just be an island thing. It was very spacious and never felt closed in. Definitely recommend Poi Pu!

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Babymoon in St. John

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Poi Pu St. John Villa for one week in late June. This was our first trip to St. John. We were seeking privacy, relaxation, beautiful views and peace and quiet. We were greeted by all of the above and much more. We loved staying in Chocolate Hole outside of Cruz Bay. Poi Pu acted as a perfect retreat away from the hustle and bustle but close enough to get a delicious dinner in a matter of minutes. We woke up each morning and cooked breakfast in the fully loaded kitchen. We enjoyed the beautiful views as we ate on the deck daily. In the evenings, the air conditioned bedroom was a great way to recharge from a day on the nearby beaches. The breeze from being higher in elevation was soothing and we really enjoyed having the relaxation area with the hammock and plunge pool.

The Wi-fi and safe did not work for us which was not a big concern. We didn't watch television or do any work while we were on vacation.

We would definitely stay at Poi Pu again on another trip to St. John.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sarah and we are so happy you enjoyed Poi Pu and all it had to offer (except for the safe, which was a simple figuring out how to work the combination and the WiFi which has been working fine now!) and we welcome you back again - this time with your new little one!
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We're back !!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second trip to St. John and our second stay at Poi Pu... but definitely not our last! There were so many wonderful updates to the villa even since our last visit (e.g., appliances, bedding, tile work), but by far our favorite was the new hammock by the dipping pool. We spent many hours in that spot, enjoying the spectacular view and breeze off the water, as well as the privacy. One of our favorites things about Poi Pu is that it's so accommodating you don't feel the need to be in town all the time. Between relaxing in the hammock, grilling on the fancy Weber, cooling off in the pool, and sunbathing on the deck, you have everything you need right there! Also, Jackie and Jeff (and the property manager, Teri) are super responsive and eager to better your stay in any way they can. This is a beautiful property. We're already counting the days till next year!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was a return visit for us and we brought friends. House accommodated us all and everyone had a great stay. We are impressed with the ability to do asafe walk or run in this neighborhood without traffic worries.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Poi Pu Honeymoon

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I could not have chosen a more romantic location for our honeymoon! Our marriage happened after 43 years! We graduated from high school together, dated in college (almost marrying) and then went our separate ways as happens with many college romances. Poi Pu was the ultimate romantic honeymoon for these two 65 year olds. We loved the privacy, views, pool, hammock, sunrises, sunsets, and the other magnificent features of the beautiful home.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 23, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Julia & Jim; we are so happy that Poi Pu is part of your honeymoon memories! We hope you will come back and celebrate your 1st (and 2nd and 3rd......) anniversary!
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Poi Pu = Paradise

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I took our 14 yr old son and 18 yr old daughter on a trip back to St. John in celebration of our 20 year marriage. The property lived up to it's reputation and more! The huge wrap-around deck was a favorite as it allowed you to take in the fantastic views no matter where you sat. Open up the doors all around the main living area and achieve the same thing. We grilled and ate at home often because it was so easy to do. The location is a great launch point to both Cruz Bay, the Center road and all the beaches, plus Coral Bay. The house gives you enough room to have your space and be together, and we could immediately feel relaxed and at home the moment we got there. It was perfect!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jeff and I are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at Poi Pu; your review was eloquent! We hope you will make Poi Pu your favorite getaway and will come back again!
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Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Cruz Bay, St John

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low 1-2 Guests 2016
24 Apr 2016 - 18 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £14 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving Week 2016
19 Nov 2016 - 26 Nov 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas/New Years 2016/2017
24 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High 1-2 Guests 2017
8 Jan 2017 - 23 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £14 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £48
Cleaning Fee £143
Tax Rate 12.5%

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

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Direct access from Bedroom 2
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Large walk-in stone & shell shower with 2 shower heads
    Outdoor Shower - Outdoor Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King can be separated into 2 twins, bath direclty off room
    LOFT Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Spacious loft bedroom with TV
    Poolside Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King can be separated into 2 twins, direct access to pool
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Terrace ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Large walk-in stone & shell shower with two shower heads, windward breeze, three large mahogany double door openings to deck

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