Thank you to Steve and Diane for a lovely stay at their villa. We highly recommend this listing. When we began searching for a place for our family holiday vacation, I never imagined we could find the perfect spot, but we did when we rented Paradise Villa. As stated in the many glowing reviews, the owners respond quickly to email and the listing is exactly as described. The photos are accurate, but the view is so much more spectacular than you can understand from words and photographs. The design of the home provides a family generous space for socializing or quiet escape. We cooked in most evenings in the well-equipped kitchen or on the grill, so we would not miss the spectacular late afternoon rainbows and evening moon and stars.
The villa is located within minutes of the St. John ferry making it ideal for those who want to spend time exploring the St. John beaches. They could stay late on the island for dinner, ferry home, and conveniently take a cab back to the villa. One day we all took the Bad Kitty excursion to the BVIs for snorkeling and for a visit to the Baths. The Smith Bay Beach, closer to home and for only a small entrance fee, provides you clean facilities, easy parking, shady or sunny places to lounge, and beautiful water for swimming or snorkeling. For convenience, we shopped for groceries at Moe’s in Red Hook and found everything we needed. If you prefer dining out, you have many nearby choices.
Steve, the owner, responded quickly to all emails although the rental process is quite seamless and we had little need of additional information. Brenda, the caretaker, met us at the airport as promised (on Christmas Day no less!) to escort us to the villa. We were thankful for her help as darkness was encroaching and the roads were steep and winding—not to mention we were tired after a long day of travel and were concentrating on staying left of center.
All in all, the house is exceptionally well designed for comfort and for optimal views of the sea and islands. The property is beautifully landscaped and located in a safe and quiet neighborhood, and the house is well equipped for sleeping, entertaining, eating, cooking, and relaxing. My goodness, the view! You won’t believe it.