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Mike Mullen

Member since: 2009
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Speaks English

OCEAN FRONT! BORDO MARE 25% DISCOUNT 8/13-9/30

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

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Overview

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

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

YOU ARE DIRECTLY ON THE OCEAN WITH FULL VILLA AIR CONDITIONING!! Very few villas can say that and none are as new as Bordo Mare completed in 2014. Located on Maria Bluff in the most exclusive section of Chocolate Hole.

Upon arrival, you will be personally met by my Villa Manager, then help with your car and wisked to your home away from home where a fine meal awaits you complete with wine!

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 lends itself ideal for two couples to enjoy. 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 amazing 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 watching the sun slip down in the west. 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.

Bordo Mare enjoys embracing returning guests at nearly 40% as they know and expect to be taken care of by our excellent staff who has continually looked after the same villa since completely.

It is recommended you book six to nine months in advance due to our exceptionally high occupancy of 98%. We'll leave "The Lite On!"

Please also check out Sopra Mare, a sister villa at VRBO #251854 and follow my building blog at: Mikemullenblog.wordpress.com

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mike Mullen (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks English

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 January 2014. 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 2014 fictional novel of high adventure set in the Caribbean.

I currently reside in Aspen, Colorado and St. John with my significant other she's taller, smarter, younger beautiful nurse. Hey, at my age - you either get a nurse or a purse. I'm fortunate enough to get a nurse "with a purse!"

Mike Mullen purchased this villa in 2014

Why Mike Mullen chose St John

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 everything faces 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 table which lites up at nite.

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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Reviews

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based on 47 holidaymaker reviews

OCEAN FRONT! BORDO MARE 25% DISCOUNT 8/13-9/30
average rating of 5.0 based on 48 reviews
5

Best Vacation Ever!!

  • 5 of 5

Just spent a week at beautiful Bordo Mare with my wife and another couple for our 10 year anniversary. I have to say it was my best vacation ever, the villa is absolutely amazing. The views are incredible and the villa has everything you could possibly need. Mike made the booking process easy and the communication was great regarding any questions I had. The location is great, less than 10 minutes to Cruz Bay and about 15 to the start of famous north shore. St John is such an awesome place and Bordo Mare is the perfect villa for two couples or a small family. I will definitely be back. A++

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise on Earth!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time on St. John, first time renting with Mulley. This experience is first class all the way - lots of great touches. Examples are a chicken dinner waiting for us on arrival, and a property manager who was willing to stop at the grocery store with us if needed. These little touches make all the difference in the arrival experience. The villa itself was wonderful and was well appointed...contemporary finishes and everything was clean and new. Coolers, beach chairs, pool rafts and everything you could possibly want in a kitchen. Views to die for and awesome deck furniture...great view from the pool as well. What more could you want in a vacation home? We will definitely rent from Mulley again, he has truly thought of everything.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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No Better Place

  • 5 of 5

From the beginning of booking with Mulley, to the end of not wanting to leave, the word would be INCREDIBLE! This villa has it all! Breathtaking viewS, great Infiniti pool, and excellent location. The balcony is where you want to be the moment you walk into the door. A dining table on balcony where you can enjoy dinner with a wonderful ocean view and breeze. The balcony also has an outstanding sitting area to enjoy morning coffee, reading and enjoying family or time with friends. I highly recommend Bordo Mare!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceptional

  • 5 of 5

We came to Bordo Mare with our two teenage boys. The villa far exceeded expectations. The kitchen is much larger than it seems in the pictures. It has all the amenities. The family room is comfortable and well decorated. The two bedrooms and baths are large and the beds were great. The swimming pool was perfect in the evenings for a relaxing swim. The towels, beach chairs, coolers and all the extras are well thought out. The best thing about this place are the large two story patios with amazing views. My husband and I spent our mornings sitting watching the boats and waves. It is extremely peaceful and washed the stress away. The house is located 8 minutes from Cruz Bay on paved roads. It was our second trip to St John and we will be back. I would not hesitate to book Bordo Mare again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing as always!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from STJ of few days ago. Our second time at Bordo Mare was just as amazing as our first. Mulley is the BEST. He has thought of everything a guest could need or want. Sitting by the pool and watching the boats go by is so relaxing. We look forward to our next trip and staying at Bordo Mare.....what a heavenly place!!

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bordo Mare

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to St. John and won't be our last! Bordo Mare is absolutely beautiful and everything the description states and more. Everything in the home is top notch and the view is spectacular! Mulley was very easy to deal with and always responded right away to any of my endless questions. He was even kind enough to reassure me that my daughter, who wasn't coming with us, could have both his and Jared's number in case of an emergency. Anyone who rents this home will not be disappointed. It is close enough to town for it to be a short drive to the market and also close to the beaches. We traveled with another couple and the home was plenty big enough for us all to be comfortable. When at the house we spent most of our time either sitting on the covered decks or out by the pool. We look forward to our next visit!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Chocolate Hole, 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
 
Summer
16 Apr 2016 - 12 Aug 2016
7 night minimum stay
£3,105
for 7 nights
£3,105
 
 
Value Season 25% Discount
13 Aug 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,335
for 7 nights
£2,335
 
 
Fall
1 Oct 2016 - 18 Nov 2016
7 night minimum stay
£3,105
for 7 nights
£3,105
 
 
Thanksgiving 1 to 4 Guests
19 Nov 2016 - 25 Nov 2016
7 night minimum stay
£3,277
for 7 nights
£3,277
 
 
Early Winter
26 Nov 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£3,105
for 7 nights
£3,105
 
 
Xmas/New Years 1 to 4 Guests
24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£5,929
for 7 nights
£5,929
 
 
Winter
7 Jan 2017 - 27 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£4,325
for 7 nights
£4,325
 
 
Winter
28 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£4,645
for 7 nights
£4,645
 
 
President's Time 1-4 Guests
11 Feb 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£5,929
for 7 nights
£5,929
 
 
Winter
25 Feb 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£4,325
for 7 nights
£4,325
 
 
Summer
15 Apr 2017 - 18 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,191
for 7 nights
£3,191
 
 
Value Season 25% Discount
19 Aug 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,344
for 7 nights
£2,344
 
 
Fall
7 Oct 2017 - 17 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,191
for 7 nights
£3,191
 
 
Thanksgiving 1-4 Guests
18 Nov 2017 - 24 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,234
for 7 nights
£3,234
 
 
Fall
25 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,191
for 7 nights
£3,191
 
 
Xmas/New Years 1-4 Guests
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£6,314
for 7 nights
£6,314
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£2,775
for 7 nights
From
£387
 

Additional pricing information

Security/Administration £68
Tax Rate 12.5%

I NEVER CHARGE A SERVICE FEE WHEN PAID BY CHECK!
Except for Holidays Add $550 total for Guests 3 and/or 4
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in St John, Virgin Islands (US)

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1650 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
  • 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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