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Perfect Spacious 2 Bedroom Pool Villa For 2 Couples Or A Family Up To 6

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday villa in Cruz Bay - Samba Azul

2 Master En-Suite Bedrooms Each With Private Deck For Morning Coffee Or Sunset

Villa features a large open Cooks kitchen and great room which opens onto the covered outdoor dining deck.

Great room features large flat screen TV with HD Cable, Surround Sound Stereo . Leather Sofas provide comfortable seating for 6. There is a game table-which serves as indoor dining if weather doesn't allow outdoor eating (rare but possible) and a comfy reading chair rounds out the room.

Kitchen has everything any cook could require. Large counter surfaces, all in unique Brazilian Granite. The 13-foot long bar counter divides the kitchen from the great room.

There is a powder room off the great room which features a unique amethyst (stones not just color) vessel.

There are 2 Master Bedrooms. Each has its own Huge Bath room with both shower and whirlpool tub. Lavatories have 2 sinks, and the Brazilian granite countertops.

One bedroom has a king bed, the other has twin beds which can be configured as a king. Each bedroom has its own flat screen TV, and large walk-in closet.

Sliding glass doors lead to the private decks which look out to the pool deck.

The Bedrooms are separated by the kitchen and great room, they sit on either end of the villa for maximum privacy.

The villa is designed to accommodate up to 6 people. There is a queen sized pull out sofa bed in the great room.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Eric Lambert
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
21 October, 2016
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About Eric Lambert

Eric & Paula Lambert moved to St John in July 1979.

We came on vacation and didn't want to leave!

At the time Paula was pregnant with our first child so this was a real leap of faith!

Eric was a builder and just finished up a project, Paula had recently graduated from San Jose State University with an accounting degree. These skills were just what we needed to start a new life on St John just at the time that a 20-year long building boom was beginning.

The design and finishes for Samba Azul were inspired by Eric's having been raised in Brazil. After not having been to Brazil since leaving in 1963, he went back to Rio for a school reunion with his brother and sister. They had a fabulous time and it ignited a desire in him to take Paula there to see where he grew up. The trip we took together inspired us so much we made it part of our business to import granite to St John and St. Thomas.

While we were there to learn about the granite business we purchased art work which is now in Samba Azul The name Samba Azul is BLUE SAMBA in English.

We were able to find the perfect blue granite for our floors and decks, and marble for the entry foyer columns. The villa is designed around those features.

Samba Azul was designed and built by us as a culmination of Eric's knowledge and skill after having built 29 vacation villas here for others.

Paula has built a strong reputation in her field of business -bookkeeping, tax preparation, and business license consulting.

Eric has retired from building villas, now does renovations, granite installations and villa maintenance.

Eric Lambert purchased this villa in 2011

Why Eric Lambert chose St John

The land was bought by us in 1980. We purchased 2 side-by-side lots because we wanted both sunrise and sunset views. We built our home and Blue Aweigh Cottage on the eastern facing lot and eventually (30 years later) built Samba Azul on the west facing lot. Because we could control the placement of all the buildings they do not block each others views or conflict in any way. Also, the lot is on a hillside where no other houses can be built which could block its views. There are always Caribbean breezes swirling around which cool the property. And the view includes the bay Chocolate Hole, and looks west towards St Thomas (in the distance) and beautiful sunsets.

It is located at the end of a dead-end road in a quiet and safe neighborhood. We have lived here , raised our children here. It is convenient to town, but it has a remote feel to it.

What makes this villa unique

All the rooms are large and have high open beam ceilings.

The pool is right off the great room. The bedrooms have their own private decks, and their own large bathrooms.

The owners designed this for vacationers after having built almost 30 villas for others. Layout and amenities are based on many years of experience. We have traveled extensively through out the world. We furnished and equipped this villa with the traveler in mind. You should not be missing anything! The only thing missing is you :)

Guestbook comments from the owner


>As we wind down our 2 weeks here, we just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay in your beautiful home! It's been incredibly relaxing. Always seem to go too fast though.

>It was a pleasure meeting you and Eric. Wish you could have come for dinner. We had a great evening sharing stories of St. John and beyond.
Feb 2012
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based on 12 holidaymaker reviews

Perfect Spacious 2 Bedroom Pool Villa For 2 Couples Or A Family Up To 6
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Miss it already!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived and checked out the house, and it was better than we had anticipated. Very clean and well cared for. Eric and Paula were so helpful as we arranged our trip, and they were easy to get in touch with, when we had a couple of questions during our stay. The 2 large bedrooms and baths were great for our family of 5. Our kids had a bedroom and bath to themselves and so did we. We ate breakfast and a couple of lunches and dinners in the house. We used the covered deck and outdoor table every day and the pool almost every day. 2 things to note: the road to the house has some very bumpy parts - which our Jeep was able to handle, and the main living area does not have direct air conditioning. So, when the doors are open it lets in some bugs. Just bring bug spray. That doesn't matter much though, since there was so much to enjoy outside and all over the island. The bedrooms have good air conditioning for sleeping comfortably at night. I do miss it already!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home- Great location in St John

  • 5 of 5

Samba Azul is a great home located not too far from Cruz Bay. The owners were easy to deal with and the home is beautiful. We traveled with another couple and the house is set up perfectly. We enjoyed evenings on the deck and the pool. We enjoyed all the beaches on St John. The home has beach chairs and snorkeling gear which we used daily. We will definitely be back and Samba Azul will be on our list to stay again. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful accommodations

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for a week with our two children (10, 14). Spacious, comfortable, had everything we needed and more. Good central location to Cruz bay and all the beaches but off the beaten path enough for peace and quiet in morning and evenings while relaxing before/from the day. Loved the big outside dining table on covered patio overlooking pool and view

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you! So glad you enjoyed the house.
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Oklahoma, USA

Great Views!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Samba Azul for 5 days and had a wonderful time! The house is easy to access from Cruz Bay and has all the amenities you need! Some of our favorite nights were staying at the house relaxing by the pool and eating frozen pizza! I would recommend this house to anyone and already have!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you for the nice review! We love hearing from guests that they experienced what we hoped and strive to provide , great house, views, relaxing fun vacation. We are so glad you enjoyed Samba Azul! We appreciate your taking the time and making the effort to post a review!
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Jersey Shore

Gorgeous home!

  • 5 of 5

We were there for 7 days and could not ask for anything better in regards to accommodations. My husband and I have been to St. John numerous times and have stayed in many different places. This is our "top pick" for villas so far. It is conveniently located close to town, but you absolutely need a car. The ride to the villa is a little bumpy thanks to the dirt road, but that's the flavor of the island! I would definitely recommend this villa to couples or families who are looking for that "top of the line" accommodation without the high price.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oakland, mi

samba azul

  • 5 of 5

The samba azul exceeded our expectations. Great view and house

  • Review Submitted: Mar 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
St. Thomas Virgin Islands
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Restaurant
0.75 Miles
Westin Hotel Restaurants
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Chocolate Hole
Car: recommended

St. John's economy is thriving and many homes and condos are being built. Construction is everywhere on the island and can begin anywhere at any time.

We are not responsible for construction noise or disruptions and appreciate your understanding.

Crews typically work from 7:30 or 8:00 am until 3:30 or 4:00 pm.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Cruz Bay, St John

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
low season
16 Apr 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £46 per night, per additional guest
Christmas, New Years
17 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
High Season
5 Jan 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £46 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Damage fee £40
Tax Rate 12.5%

Winter rate is January 3 to April 19- $400 for 2 people, $500 for 4, $550 for 6-per night.
Low season rate is April 20 to December 18-$300 for 2 people, $400.00 for 4 and $450.00 for 6-per night
Christmas/New Years-December 20 to January 2-$500 for 2 people,$600 for 4 and $650 for 6-per night.
VRBO does not consider children in their automated price. We have to consider children 4 years and older.

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

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • South Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Large granite counter with 2 lavatory sinks.
    North Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Large grante counter with 2 lavatory sinks
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • South Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Twin Beds or can be configured as King
    North Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Has its own Flat screen TV/walk in closet/private deck/
  • Has walk in closet, huge En-Suite bath-see photo both baths are identical. Flat screen TV A/C and ceiling fan
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
ST John is 2/3 National Park wonderful park maintained beaches and ruins throughout the island. Get a National Park Golden Pass or get a weekly family pass for parking and entry.

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