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OCEAN FRONT - BORDO MARE FULL A/C!

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

Overview


Details
Property
villa
People
5
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

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 whisked 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

Owner
Mike Mullen
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
26 February, 2017

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

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(55 traveller reviews)

OCEAN FRONT - BORDO MARE FULL A/C!
average rating of 5.0 based on 56 reviews
5

Perfect Island Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We just returned after an idyllic week at Bordo Mare on St. John, and we all debated whether the group arriving the afternoon we left would mind our staying with them another week. For a get-away-from-it-all vacation that still has easy access to some civilization, this place was perfect. Fantastic sunrises and sunsets every day (you can see both from the amazing decks) and millions of stars visible at night before the moon rose. Sitting on our deck with cold drinks quickly became a nightly ritual. During the day, we spent either lounging around the pool or exploring the national park and beaches on the island - each beach had its own unique flair. A couple of days on the water snorkeling as well. The town of Cruz Bay also had lots to do - great restaurants and beach bars and there were hidden little finds all over the island.

Bottom line - Bordo Mare was a one-of-a-kind home in a wonderful location. If you are looking for an island vacation in a wonderful spot, you can't get any better than this one.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Goldsboro, NC
5

First Visit But Not Our Last!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time staying at Bordo Mare but definitely not our last. The villa itself is all about luxury but even better than that is the spectacular views from almost any where in the villa, especially from the large balconies. You feel as though you are on a private island. The sunsets may be the best ever but the view is always great any time of the day or night. You have it all there....views, pool, luxury, location, shopping and privacy. Thanks Mully for making this vacation memorable!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Baltimore, MD
5

Dazzling Caribbean View

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just returned from our wonderful stay at Bordo Mare. What is most memorable are the spectacular views throughout the villa. They are surely among the best on St. John. It's as though you are perched above the sea on your private island as you scan the expansive views of the Caribbean and islands in the distance. From the privacy of your balconies or your bed you can enjoy sunrises, sunsets, and dazzling night skies. And yet, the location is convenient to all the island has to offer.

You sense that every detail has been thoughtfully considered and then carefully executed. The design and appointments throughout are sophisticated as well as accommodating and, of course, meticulously maintained.

We enjoyed great days snorkeling, diving, exploring and dining around the island. However, watching the sunset from our lofty roost at Bordo Mare as we sipped some wine over a game of cribbage soon became a highlight of our day.

These warm memories of our stay will help get us through the frigid East Coast winter as will looking forward to returning to St. John and Bordo Mare.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Paradise

  • 5 of 5

I write this review as I sit on the balcony of Bordo Mare watching the sunrise on the last day of our vacation. Bordo Mare has jaw dropping views from every angle, is appointed beautifully and the kitchen has everything you need to cook as little or as much as you''d like on your trip. We've stayed here with our 11 yr and 14 yr old children and the villa had ample room for everyone and a strong wifi signal. Bordo Mare is close to Cruz Bay but feels like a world away when sitting on the balconies making you feel as if you have the island to yourself. Mulley was fantastic to work with while planning the trip and the greeters when we arrived on the island helped get us settled and coordinated with our Jeeps rental so we were set once we arrived on the dock. Can't wait to return.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Vacation Of A Lifetime

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I just completed a three week stay at Bordo Mare. We have been to St John 6 times now and have tried to seek out the best 2 bedroom homes on the island during our stays. All of the other homes we have stayed in have been excellant homes, but this home far surpasses them all. Beginning with the ease of working with the owner, to the first rate on island greeter, to the unbelievable housekeeper, everything is as you would hope it would be. Every room has floor to ceiling windows with outdoor seating areas in all of those locations as well. All of this to view the continuous boat traffic on the picture perfect blue water below. There is ease of access to Cruz Bay (5-10 minutes), wonderful beds and bedding, beach chairs, coolers of any size, an awesome pool with great views, outstanding gas grill for the chef in you, and a completely stocked kitchen all the way down to a cigar cutter in case you forgot yours. We absolutely wanted for nothing during our stay and would call this the vacation of our lifetime due in large part to Bordo Mare. I would tell you that if this home is within your budget, or maybe a little out of it, take the plunge you will be glad you did.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply the best...

  • 5 of 5

My Mom and I spent Thanksgiving week at Bordo Mare. We have been coming to St John since I was a kid and have stayed at many different places. This was our best experience yet. The views from this house are unsurpassed yet you are close enough to the water to here the crashing waves. The house decor is great with a casual elegance. WiFi worked very well and was nice to have. The house is kept in new condition and was immaculate when we arrived. It was nice to be met at the dock and escorted to the house by Jared. We got in late and they had a dinner waiting for us in the refrigerator if we wanted it. What a pleasant surprise. It really is first class service. Beds are super comfortable and I slept great. We accidentally locked ourselves out of one safe. A quick phone call and someone was right over to open it for us. It really is a wonderful place with great service.

It's something you need to experience.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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 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
 
Winter
25 Feb 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£4,560
for 7 nights
£4,560
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £36 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
15 Apr 2017 - 18 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,364
for 7 nights
£3,364
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £45 per night, per additional guest
 
Value Season 25% Discount
19 Aug 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,541
for 7 nights
£2,541
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £45 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
7 Oct 2017 - 17 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,364
for 7 nights
£3,364
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £45 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving UP to 4 GUESTS
18 Nov 2017 - 24 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,410
for 7 nights
£3,410
 
 
Fall
25 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,364
for 7 nights
£3,364
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £45 per night, per additional guest
 
Xmas/New Years 1-4 Guests
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£6,657
for 7 nights
£6,657
 
 
Winter
6 Jan 2018 - 2 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
£5,078
for 7 nights
£5,078
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £45 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
3 Feb 2018 - 9 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
£5,259
for 7 nights
£5,259
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £45 per night, per additional guest
 
President's Holiday 4 Guests
10 Feb 2018 - 23 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
£5,619
for 7 nights
£5,619
 
 
Winter
24 Feb 2018 - 13 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£4,740
for 7 nights
£4,740
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £45 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
14 Apr 2018 - 10 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,455
for 7 nights
£3,455
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £45 per night, per additional guest
 
Value Season 20% DISCOUNT
11 Aug 2018 - 5 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,777
for 7 nights
£2,777
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £36 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
6 Oct 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,455
for 7 nights
£3,455
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £45 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgivings UP TO 4 GUESTS
17 Nov 2018 - 23 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,680
for 7 nights
£3,680
 
 
Fall
24 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,455
for 7 nights
£3,455
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £45 per night, per additional guest
 
Xmas/New Years Up to 4 Guests
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£6,657
for 7 nights
£6,657
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£2,926
for 7 nights
From
£408
 

Additional pricing information

Security/Administration £72
Tax Rate 12.5%

Additional Cosgt for 3rd and/or 4th Guest $700/Week

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
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • 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:
  • Child's Highchair
  • 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 ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
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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