Nestled in quiet Dever's Bay (on St. John's southwest shore), Vida de Mar is the perfect Caribbean holiday home for a family with older children or friends/couples traveling together. This luxurious beachfront villa is secluded yet only minutes from the shops and restaurants of Cruz Bay. The elaborate tropical furniture and sleek interior design pull together to create the artistic genius that is Vida de Mar, and with a private swimming pool and hot tub and unforgettable sunset views, this island home has everything you'll need. Best of all, Vida de Mar is only a short walk to the beach for some of the island's best snorkeling!
Vida de Mar Villa is a private beachfront villa located in an enclave of private luxury homes and just minutes from the town of Cruz Bay. Vida de Mar features five air-conditioned bedrooms that can comfortably accommodate up to ten guests with ease. Secluded, yet still minutes from town, you get the best of both worlds.
The air-conditioned Great Room is furnished in comfortable rattan furniture with colorful island fabrics. The Great Room's entertainment center includes a TV, VCR/DVD Player, Cable, Stereo, Tape Deck and CD Player, along with assorted games and books for your pleasure.
Guests can enjoy air-conditioned dining indoors or al fresco underneath the shimmering stars. The kitchen has many amenities to make cooking and dining a pleasure, including a blender, coffee maker, toaster, microwave, dishwasher, and trash compactor. The two Master Suites offer air-conditioning, ceiling fans for added comfort, as well as private open-air garden showers.
The Beach Cottage has two private bedrooms with separate entrances off of the main beachside deck. It's perfect for singles or teens. Private and secluded, the beach cottage lets you fall asleep to the sound of the surf. The Hibiscus Cottage has recently been remodeled into a private apartment that also doubles as a fifth bedroom. Each cottage also enjoys air-conditioning, TV, cable, and VCRs for individual comfort and convenience.
The large swimming pool deck area is tiled and offers a spacious pool and outdoor whirlpool spa, both with wonderful views of the bay, sailing yachts, and passing cruise ships in the distance. The spa looks out over the Caribbean Sea and south towards the island of St. Croix. The evening's sunset views add to the many pleasures of Vida de Mar Villa.
The rare and private 800-foot pebble beach promises hours of relaxed sun worshipping, swimming and exploring - including some of the best diving and snorkeling off of the beach at Dever's Bay.
Vida De Mar accepts reservations that run from Saturday to Saturday and never less than 7 nights. Any reservation requests for more than 7 nights will require prior approval from the villa owner.
If you prefer, your own private chef and/or daily maid, these services can be arranged. Just ask your wheretostay.com representative for more information.
Beds & Baths
5 bedrooms, 5 full bathrooms Bedroom 1: 1 King, Air Conditioning, Ensuite Bath with Shower Bedroom 2: 1 King, Air Conditioning, Ensuite Bath with Shower Bedroom 3: 1 King, Air Conditioning, Ensuite Bath with Shower Bedroom 4: 1 Queen, Air Conditioning, Ensuite Bath with Shower Bedroom 5: 1 King/Twins, Air Conditioning, Ensuite Bath with Shower, beds can be prepared as a king or two twins with advanced notice
36' x 14'
A/C throughout villa
Great for 2 couples
Pool at Villa
BBQ Outside (Gas)
Family w/older children
Great for 3 couples
Dever's Bay, south west shore
Private 800-foot pebble beach with some of the best diving and snorkeling off of the beach at Dever's Reef
Complimentary guest pick up at ferry dock and transfer to car rental office to pick up reserved car. The villa rep will then escort the guests to the villa (guests follow in rental car).
Welcome - best for older children.
$50 fee for arrivals after 7 pm; over the holidays; Maid service can be arranged at an additional cost.
Vida de Mar Villa, St. John reviewVisited: April 2014
My family and I (grandfather 87, 6 adults, 2 children) just returned from a glorious week at Vida de Mar Villa on St. John. After a very extensive search for a villa on St. John, it was clear that Vida de Mar was the place for our large family. When we arrived, the villa exceeded everyone's expectation. The main house, enormous deck, pool, and hot tub are perfect places for all to gather for fun and laughter. The kitchen has a new refrigerator and the deck has a new gas grill. The sweeping views are breathtaking and make preparing meals a treat even on vacation.
Each bedroom is private allowing each family group ample space at the end of the day. The outdoor showers were a favorite, especially in the rain!
The privacy of the Hibiscus Suite was perfect for grandfather, and the WiFi was just what grandfather needed to check his stocks each day while the rest of us enjoyed snorkeling, sunbathing, and turtle hunting right at our very own private beach. We had kayaks delivered to the villa and used right at our own beach on calm days.
Evenings were filled with beautiful stars, soft music on the outdoor speakers, and sounds of the surf from the beach below.
The iguanas, birds, and roosters were the perfect vacation low-maintenance pets!
If you have a large group heading to St. John, look no further, this is the place for you.
Tips: preorder groceries and have them delivered from Starfish to villa before you arrive!
Get jeeps on St. Thomas and take car ferry!
Shawna Dunaway was fantastic to work with throughout the whole process of villa search, booking, and answering our 100's of questions. Shawna was always prompt and clear with her responses. She was a pleasure to work with.
The entire management company was very professional and great to work with.
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