Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Car not necessary;
The mode of transport is a golf cart and on Monday nights, drive in movies are shown at the beach. At the Villa you can relax, read, watch TV, use the free WIFI, or enjoy the beaches, the best snorkeling, sailing, diving, or exploring the island and Fort Segarra! Water …see more
9 Feb 2014
"Best Vacation Ever!"
Where to begin to describe the perfect vacation! The house offers the best views and best location on the Island! Imagine going to sleep each night to the peaceful sounds of the ocean, awaking to brea… More
Thank you so much for your review, my apologies for the delay in answering. Learning to be more "tekkie" now :-) When are you coming back. Look forward to again welcoming you with something special!!
8 Jan 2014
"Spectacular House With a Phenomenal View!"
We spent a week at the hideaway villa and couldn't be happier! The house had a spectacular balcony, perfect to sip a cocktail and watch the sunset. The house had all the amenities we needed. A short w… More
Many thanks for taking your time to write a lovely review. Delighted you enjoyed your time at Water Island Hideaway and look forward to your return. Have a great year..........Jan :-)
My boyfriend and I couldn't feel luckier to have found Billeye and Joe's beautiful 1BR Suite. From start to finish the amount of hospitality offered to us made for a perfect vacation, we liked this op… More
15 Mar 2014
"We could not have asked for a better stay!"
We rented Billye and Joe's one bedroom suite for 3 nights during our UVA spring break. It was absolutely perfect for the 4 of us. The location is safe with beautiful ocean views, and a 5 minute walk t… More
thank you ladies for being such thoughtful guest. When I realized it was spring break time I was a bit apprehensive about renting for that time period. You ladies have proven what we knew, that you should always ignore stereo types. You kept the suite in immaculate condition ,and were ideal guest. Thanks again for a taste of that homemade lasagna . You could always return and start your own restaurant
11 Mar 2014
OUR PLACE IN ST. THOMAS, owned by Billye and Joe Mayo, is perfect from start to finish. Warm hospitality, privacy, all needs met, and it is a homey home in paradise. Relaxing and natural, you'll be … More
Thanks so much we look forward to seeing you folk again
Billye and Joe
First time in St Thomas, the beach was fantastic and just 300 feet from door. The unit was very clean and looked like it was just updated with full kitchen appliances, stone counter tops even a dishwa… More
10 Jul 2015
"Best Vacation Ever!"
My husband and I celebrated our 25 year wedding anniversary in St. Thomas, and we stayed at the Saphire Bay Condo. We had a wonderful vacation, and loved the comfort and convienence of this beautiful … More
thank you for your wonderful review. you were a pleasure to rent to and would welcome you back.
2 Jan 2016
"Perfect location on a lovely beach with all we needed to enjoy our stay."
This condo provided the perfect place from which to base our trip to St. Thomas. My husband and I loved having our coffee on the beach first thing in the morning while our girls could join us at thei… More
Thank you for the kind review. You were a very nice family to meet and I would welcome you back in the future.I hope your vacation was all that you hoped for and a very Happy New Year.
What a fabulous week. The Villa boasts stunning views of Great Bay and a couple neighboring islands. The bedrooms are private and airy and very comfortable. From my detached efficiency-style bedro… More
22 May 2015
"Serenita - a perfect lull in the craziness of life"
It's somewhat difficult to describe Serenita without sounding like travel brochure - it's that magical. The villa is perched on the eastern tip of St Thomas. Every room boasts a sea view, cool breeze… More
22 May 2015
Lovely villa with stunning view. Layout affords both privacy and elegant comfortable common space. A pleasure to be in for relaxation and/or festivities! Oh if life were like this every day… More
Great place to stay.Jeremy is so nice and made us feel welcome.Excellent.. The Dock owners are great too.The Hawaiian Fritters are delicious.Latitude 18 is the dock bar and all the employees were ver… More
My wife and I went here for our Honeymoon, and could not have asked for a more relaxing and tranquil locale. The property is private and serene, and the house is situated a top a hill with magnificent… More
Thank you, Julian! I am so glad you and your bride had such a wonderful honeymoon. St. John IS a very special place to start a new life together!
28 Mar 2013
My new husband and I stayed at Softwinds for 10 days with our 'Brady Bunch' combined family (4 college kids!) and we fell in love with not only the villa, but the island of St. John. The home is perf… More
Wow, Bruce and Deb, thanks for the 5* review! I am so pleased that you found Softwinds to be the ideal villa for your blended family. It does provide vacationers with so many wonderful memories! Thank you again for staying with us.
16 Feb 2013
"Eden on Earth"
Coming from the west coast for our first Virgin Island vacation, we weren't sure what to expect. We found that St. John was an excellent choice for wanting to get away from crowds, and that this Soft … More
Thank you, Marcia! Even though the Caribbean is a long way from California, we do think it's worth the trip. Thank you for staying with us, and I am so glad you enjoyed Softwinds and St. John so much.
This is a great little spot, excellent location, cute and clean with a great view!!! We highly recommend the place and hope to come back soon.… More
Thank you for your review. Please visit us again
19 Mar 2015
"Great condo, has everything you need to make a good vacation in st Thomas."
We enjoyed our stay, Richard and his wife are very friendly and kind. The breeze from the ocean is wonderful to fall a sleep to. Only minus is the live music playing everyday except mondays from 8-11 … More
17 Dec 2013
"Cozy, comfortable and convenient"
I stayed at this condo with my sister at the beginning of December. This property is very comfortable, simple and clean. The ocean view is fantastic and the location on the island is very convenient. … More
Stayed here and will return in 2015. By far the best value in St. John. We had the pool all to ourselves. Feeding the birds, iguana and goats was something we looked forward to everyday!!!
12 Sep 2015
"Great, clean, private pool, well stocked, plenty of towels"
Met at car dock by caretaker who led us to property and reviewed what we had and needed. We felt very private on property but had an aray of beautiful ocean and sunset views from many angles. The pr… More
26 Jun 2014
"Smart place to stay"
We used this condo for our honeymoon and it was perfect! It was affordable, quiet, and beautiful. My wife especially enjoyed the abundant wildlife right outside the window. I highly recommend this con… More
From the airport to the resort ~ Everyone was very nice! Greeted with frozen margaritas while checking in. Just a heads up the resort is only about 30% complete and anticipate to be 100% by next fall… More
18 Nov 2015
We stayed at Margaritaville for a whole week. Our stay was amazing. We rented two rooms, one for my husband and myself and one for my daughters. Ahead of time we contacted the resort and they were … More
12 Oct 2015
"highly recommend vacationing at this brand new Island resort!"
first of all you don't have to love Jimmy Buffet to enjoy this place...but it does help...the staff is eager to please and makes your stay as comfortable as you want..they have activities all day to … More
The condo was exactly as described. Michelle provided some great tips and information about the east end where the condo is located. She was always very prompt in replying to our questions. We were… More
Thank you for your kind words and so glad your visit (though short) was excellent. Come back for longer next time and see what else St. Thomas has to offer!
25 Jan 2015
"Exceeded our every expectation!"
This was our first trip to the Virgin Islands. The condo was just perfect! Had every thing we needed including a closet full of beach toys, snorkels, chairs, noodles etc. Being on the top floor and co… More
Rob and Joyce -- It was our pleasure to have you as our guests and I'm so glad that we were able to assist so that you had a really great time. That is our goal with every guest and every visit. I really hope to hear from you again next year!
Michelle and Greg
19 Jan 2015
The newly renovated unit looks amazing! Not only are the views outside beautiful, the apartment does too. The comforts Michelle and Greg have provided are truly top of the line.
Thank you for all… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
Ritz Carlton guests are welcome to this Deluxe Beachfront Duplex Condo at the Sapphire Beach Resort and Marina. This spacious, modern condo showcases a full kitchen, two private bathrooms, two balconies and children-friendly two-level pool overlooking beach and islands. …see more
11 Aug 2015
We all just fell in love with this place. Perfect Location, Perfect Amenities, Perfect View, and Perfect Owner. Bianca made sure we were taken care of and made sure she was available if we needed he… More
Thank you! We are very happy that you like to stay with us! Please come again :)
Second floor condo sits above white sand and blue water with views of the outlying Virgin Islands. The condo is relaxing and has an open spaced atmosphere with AC. The studio style condo was ideal, … More
The view from the Luna Bella condo is breathtaking. We watched the sunrise every morning while drinking coffee out on the balcony. The coffee maker however could have been in better condition. The … More
We're so glad you enjoyed the beautiful views and sunrises from our spacious balcony. It's great that you can open up the balcony doors on both sides to get those wonderful Tradewinds inside!
I'm sorry about the chipped coffee maker and blender - I could have replaced those items immediately if you had contacted me then - instead of putting it in a review 6 months later. I can't fix something if I don't know it's broken - I'm glad it was just something minor. A vacation rental gets a lot of wear & tear and we're constantly replacing dishes, glasses & linens, etc, and we just reupholstered the living room furniture and added new artwork!
Yes, we're on top of the hill for the great views and breezes, but if you don't feel like walking down to the beach, you can always drive or take the complimentary shuttle.
As for the resort next door, equivalent views would have been much more expensive - and you would only have a cramped hotel room in a high rise building - not a spacious 1 bedroom condo with a full kitchen in a unique eco-resort!
But you had a great time and your review title says it all -
"GORGEOUS VIEW FROM UP ABOVE"!
My wife and I recently stayed at this condo which is privately owned although part of the resort environment. We were pleased with the space and especially with the kitchen since food prices and dinin… More
31 Oct 2014
My wife and I stayed for 11 days this past month and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The views were fantastic, the staff so friendly and helpful, and the location was perfect. Only 5 minute drive to… More
5 Aug 2014
"Lovely condo near by lovely beaches"
We did'nt realize that the condo is part of "point pleasnt resort". As we arrived with the taxi, i first was concerned, because a resort was the last place i wanted to spend a part of my vacation. Bu… More
"Breathtaking villa in St. John - THANK YOU DAN AND LORENA!!!!!!"
My wife and I decided to go to St. John for our belated honeymoon/vacation that we honestly just didn't have the chance to take because life got in the way. We're both from Florida and are simply just… More
17 Dec 2015
"Excellent Villa: Very comfortable with great views and attentive owners."
We stayed at Villa Morena during the last week of November trying to take advantage of the US Holidays and to stay far, far away, from any 'Black Friday' madness and temptations. We had St John on our… More
13 Nov 2015
"Great Value, Perfect Location, Amazing View"
Villa Morena is in a perfect location and is extremely comfortable. It is in a neighborhood very close to the beaches which is why we came to St John. Being a 5 minute drive was nice because we could … More
Hi John, thank you so much for your review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your time on St. John and at Villa Morena. It was fantastic having you, and we hope to see you soon! Best Wishes, - Dan and Lorena
My wife and I had never been to the U.S. Virgin Islands before, but decided to book a place that included a kitchen. We couldn't have done any better than staying at the Million Dollar View. Bob and… More
15 Jul 2014
"Exactly what was promised: Great view, friendly hosts, and very clean and comfortable apartment."
Robert and Diane were wonderful hosts. The place was immaculately clean and was beautifully decorated with an artful eye. There was a very spacious bathroom, nice kitchen with lots of appliances, an… More
24 Jan 2014
"Perfect spot for a couple looking for the best view on St. Thomas"
The apartment is wonderful with all the amenities one needs for a wonderful week or more in St. Thomas. The apartment is ideal for a couple looking for a private home like setting with the most specta… More
Oceana on Tortola in the British Virgin Islands is a beautiful property with spectacular views of both the us and British Virgin Islands chain. The property is well conceived, as it has an open and ex… More
Thank you! So glad you enjoyed your stay in Oceana, and we look forward to hosting you again in Tortola, BVI!
Time stands still at this beautiful and secluded location. Gentle Winds is the perfect spot for a layed back, relaxing vacation. The condo was clean and comfortable plenty of room for our family of si… More
20 Feb 2015
"Heaven Sent Vacation!!"
Oh my!! We searched & searched for a vacation spot that would make everyone in our family happy and we found it at Gentle Winds Resort B3!!!
In January 2015, my husband & I celebrated our 39th anniv… More
Above & Beyond was way above and beyond our expectations. The house is absolutely beautiful, and as others have said, the pictures really don’t do it justice. Perhaps most important is that Carissa … More
We just love that the whole family enjoyed every aspect of the Villa - from the unique showers to the unique pool. With the location being as perfect as it is, you were in the best spot to go to great restaurants and take in our beautiful sunsets. We're thrilled that you did so much while you had Above & Beyond as your home base. We can't wait to meet the rest of the beautiful family when you bring them with you next year!!
Your Family in St. Croix,
PS - I hope your training for the marathon is going better than it did while you were here. :-) I hope to hear that you ran in record time after you cross that finish line.
We just returned from a great two week vacation during which our daughter and her family joined us for Christmas week. The condo was pristine and outfitted with everything imaginable - even an egg sl… More
12 Feb 2015
We have been to St. Croix before but never experienced this amazing condo at Gentle Winds, the beautiful view and the beach. The Condo has everything you would want for a vacation. We were able to spe… More
13 Aug 2014
"What a view!"
Gentle Winds Condo C-1 is an excellent place for a nice quiet vacation with a million dollar view! The place is very well decorated and suited our needs. Kitchen, washer/dryer/patio and all other are… More
Thanks for a great vacation. There is so much to do and yet so much time to relax. Make sure you tour the Cruzan Rum Distillery. I had a great time seeing the island and sampling the local cuisine. … More
I am glad you and your friend joined us. Sounds like you both enjoyed the same things. Thank you for taking such good care of our home so others may enjoy it. As for the furniture I agree the hard woods are beautifully crafted and we enjoyed picking the furnishings out during our remodeling process.
I agree the distillery is a must. We loved having you and look forward to hosting you again in the future.
7 Aug 2015
"Relaxing and beautifully maintained"
The condo was very clean, and well maintained. The décor is delightful, sunny, island type décor with bright colors, beautiful hard wood furniture. Plenty of room to move around the condo and relax … More
Thank you for being our guest we loved having you and your family. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.
6 Aug 2015
Let me begin by stating that I am one that never writes reviews, but this is trip was so amazing that I had to write about it. I have been on many vacations and have seen many condos but none as enjoy… More
Thank you for taking the time to write! Although this has been a vacation rental for many years, the new owners have taken a lot of time to create a wonderful and tropical space. Every room has been painted, new linens and towels, and new interior and exterior furniture! The comfort and enjoyment of the guests is of paramount importance to the owners. They have taken a condo in an amazing location with a fantastic view and proximity to everything, and turned it into a comfortable and lovely vacation hideaway. That stingray must like the area, because you are not the first to see it! It sounds like you had an wonderful time, and I do hope you return! I would be very happy to welcome you back! By then, I will have more suggestions for you. There's so much to do and see on St. Croix in between the necessary relaxing that must be done!