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sail2wind
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St.John
      #1730474 - 04/19/17 07:54 PM (64.79.144.10)

we have a good friend going to STJ for the first time and staying in a timeshare at the Westin. They want to stay another week somewhere in STJ. They are definitely not interested in economy lodging. We have always stayed on our boat so asking my friends here who all love STJ as we do. They are going in June, not sure why they can't continue their stay at the Westin. Thnak you

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Cleobeach
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Re: St.John [Re: sail2wind]
      #1730475 - 04/19/17 08:12 PM (75.97.42.47)

Any idea on budget and desires?

Do they want to be able to walk to bars and restaurants? If so, I would recommend Gallows Point. It has a pool.

On the beach? Caneel. There are very few STJ rentals with sandy beach, walkable access. My favorite is Kallaloo but it usually books way in advance and doesn't have AC.

What's their tolerance for driving? Cabs don't like to go much past Cruz Bay. If they look over towards Coral Bay, they definitely need a rental car.

Ask them their must haves (AC, pool, etc) and get back to me.

My favorite rental agencies are Catered To and Vacation Vistas. Destination STJ is also good. Actually, there are may good agencies on STJ, it depends on what they are looking for in a villa.


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Re: St.John [Re: Cleobeach]
      #1730480 - 04/19/17 09:01 PM (66.248.161.4)

I know the owner of this unit at Grande Bay. It is very convenient to town. Rent a jeep and explore daily and walk into town in the evening.

Grande Bay

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sail2wind
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Re: St.John [Re: CaptainJay]
      #1730495 - 04/20/17 03:47 AM (64.79.144.10)

Thanks Jay, I will pass on the info

Cleo, A/C and pool would be mandatory.


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Cleobeach
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Re: St.John [Re: sail2wind]
      #1730537 - 04/20/17 11:15 AM (24.229.98.189)

Our group size is typically larger so I am more familiar with 3+ villas. Some of the below we have stayed at and others are on our wish list for the future -

http://www.vacationvistas.com/villas/wings-over-water/

https://www.caribbeanvilla.com/vacation-rentals/island-time-devers-bay/ - the furniture was a bit dated when we were there but it has a lovely view and pool deck

http://www.seaviewhomes.com/splendore.html - it was a great house when we rented it and the listing says it was overhauled recently

http://apito-stj.com/WordPress331/ This is a great location, fantastic views and a short drive to the North Shore beaches as well as Coral Bay. We stayed next door at this one -

http://www.destinationstjohn.com/villa-details/48-bay-rum-breeze


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sail2wind
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Re: St.John [Re: Cleobeach]
      #1730553 - 04/20/17 02:34 PM (64.79.144.10)

this is only 2 people so they probably do not need a house. I will look into these options and forward them to my friends.
Thank you


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Re: St.John [Re: sail2wind]
      #1730554 - 04/20/17 02:38 PM (64.79.144.10)

Cleo, after reading over the options. Knowing them pretty well, they do not want to pay $4000 a week or $600 a day. They are looking for something in the $200-$300 a night resort type of accommodations, not villas. Any other recommendations?

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Cleobeach
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Re: St.John [Re: sail2wind]
      #1730558 - 04/20/17 03:03 PM (24.229.98.189)

Hmmm, STJ is short on resort accommodations. The only true resorts are the Westin and Caneel.

I have no idea on price but if they are looking for just a room that is decent, they should check out Gallows, Estate Lindholm, Grande Bay. All have a common area pool and AC.

There are a bunch of condo type units like Lavendar Hill but I don't know much about those.

Personally, I have found our accommodation dollars go further in the BVIs. STJ just doesn't have as many lodging options as other islands due to its small size and the fact that the National Park lands restricted development.

Edited by Cleobeach (04/20/17 03:04 PM)


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rfrimmel
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Re: St.John [Re: Cleobeach]
      #1730563 - 04/20/17 03:40 PM (96.94.5.9)

Thanks for that list Cleobeach. We are putting our plans to stay on St John during the Christmas holiday. Cheers

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Re: St.John [Re: sail2wind]
      #1730571 - 04/20/17 07:13 PM (45.42.3.236)

You said they DON'T want economy lodging, but on St John, that's what $200 will get ya! LOL How about a studio at Coconut Coast ? Walking distance to town and won't break the bank.

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