Chocolate Hole Harbor

  • This photo was taken in April 2018, showing the south view from the upper deck, overlooking the entrance to Chocolate Hole Harbor

  • Your view from the pool deck, looking east

  • You will never get tired of this view (April 2018 photo)

  • Your view from the pool deck, looking northeast

  • The upper deck has comfortable, wicker furniture and can seat 10-11 guests.

  • Your view looking down to part of the spacious lower pool deck

  • Looking at Ciellodonna from the pool with the wetbar on the left (April 2018 photo)

  • The wetbar has a 32 inch TV, a small refrigerator and a sink. It’s time for everyone to get together – swim, BBQ, watch TV and just enjoy your vacation! (April 2018 photo)

  • A pool with a great view, a BBQ grill, a wetbar and a table for 8, all within 20 ft of each other – just another day in paradise! (April 2018 photo)

  • The view of Ciellodonna from Chocolate Hole Harbor

  • A path below the pool deck leads down to the water for snorkeling! (April 2018 photo)

  • The living room. A great spot to relax after a day at the beach!

  • A fun gathering spot for friends and family!

  • Looking into the great room from the master bedroom. The upper left bedroom is beyond the kitchen

  • The view from your dining room (this photo was taken before the new sliding glass doors were installed)

  • Your covered gazebo, a great spot to enjoy a home cooked meal!

  • A perfect spot to relax with your morning cup of coffee or your favorite beverage!

  • The granite and mahogany kitchen is well equipped

  • The upper right bedroom

  • The pillow view from the upper right bedroom

  • Your view from the deck off the master bedroom (April 2018 photo)

  • The upper right bedroom bathroom

  • Your pillow view from the upper left bedroom

  • The upper left bedroom

  • The upper left bedroom bathroom

  • The lower left bedroom

  • The lower right bedroom

  • The loft bedroom has a full size futon and sleeps 2 additional guests – loft does not have a/c

  • Your view, as you enter Ciellodonna

  • Your view from the pool….is it time for a swim?

  • As you walk down the stairs to the pool deck, you will stop in awe as you look out at this view (April 2018 photo)

  • Sometimes the eastern sky lights up with beautiful shades of red and pink at sunset

  • Taken on Sept. 11, 2018 from the pool deck at Ciellodonna. The sea is like glass as the clouds and the sun reflect off it. Beautiful!


Ciellodonna is a spacious and exceedingly comfortable 2-level home with 2400 sq./ft of interior space and an abundant 3400 sq./ft of decks. You park on the upper level and enter into the large great room, which contains the living, dining and kitchen areas. Six sets of screened sliding glass doors open to the large upper deck which runs the full length of the house and includes lovely views, abundant deck furniture and a gazebo to provide shade for outdoor dining and relaxing. Two master bedrooms are located on the upper level and two more are on the lower level, which is accessed by an outside stairway.  The pool is on the lower sundeck, along with the BBQ Grill, a rain sheltered dining table for 8, and a covered wetbar with a TV. 

Ciellodonna can sleep 12 people, including 2 in the loft (full size futon) and 2 on the pull out sofa in the lower east bedroom.


  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Beds: 6
  • Bed Description: 2 Kings, 2 Queens, Pullout Sofa, Futon
  • Bathrooms: 4.5
  • Property Location: Chocolate Hole Harbor
  • Proximity: Waterfront
  • Property Size: 5800 sq. ft
  • Year Property Complete: 2001
  • Beach: Chocolate Hole -4 min. walk
  • Pool: Yes
  • Pool Dimensions: 26 x 12
  • Hot Tub: No
  • Air Conditioning: Yes, Bedrooms Only
  • Children: Welcome
  • Wifi: Yes
  • Housekeeping: No
  • Ipod Connectivity: Yes
  • Damage Deposit: $500
  • Distance To Town: It’s an easy 5 - 8 minute drive into Cruz Bay and a shorter drive or a 10-15 minute walk to the spa, fitness facility, restaurants and beach at the Westin Resort.
  • Living And Dining: The attractive great room is defined by cathedral ceilings, Italian tiled floors, stone walls, comfortable furniture, mahogany trim, and harbor views. A stereo/cassette/CD and a 30" cable color TV/DVD, plus high speed internet, provides the entertainment. The mahogany dining table seats 8-10 in the formal dining area while a newly built gazebo has been added on the upper deck with a table that seats 8.
  • Kitchen: The kitchen features granite countertops, mahogany cabinets, a gas stove and oven, a dishwasher, microwave and all necessary cooking utensils and dinnerware. A washer/dryer is located off the kitchen and there's a gas barbecue on the deck.
  • Bedroom Details: All the bedrooms are roomy master bedrooms with water views, a/c, screened sliding glass doors, tiled floors, cable tv's, dvd players and quality furnishings. The upper right bedroom is the owner's bedroom with a 4-poster king bed. The upper left bedroom has a queen mahogany sleigh bed while the lower right has a queen 4-poster mahogany bed. The lower left bedroom has a canopied king bed with a queen sleep sofa for children. Two more children can sleep in the loft bedroom on a full sized futon. All the master bedrooms open to a deck and all have beautiful tiled baths and showers and an extra half bath is located off the living room.


Ciellodonna enjoys a peaceful and quiet location with picture postcard views of Chocolate Hole Harbor. Ciellodonna sits on the same side of the harbor as its neighboring villa, Reefside Villa. The house faces east – southeast and is blessed with all day sun, gentle cooling breezes and lovely views of sailboats floating on turquoise waters. A private path leads from the house to the water and you can walk along the shore to the small beach at the head of the harbor where the luxury Pond Bay Resort was planned. It’s an easy 5 – 8 minute drive into Cruz Bay and a shorter drive or a 10-15 minute walk to the spa, fitness facility, restaurants and beach at the Westin Resort.

Additional Information

Pond Bay Resort – In 2007, just as the real estate downturn was gaining momentum, construction began on the Pond Bay Resort, located on the beach at Chocolate Hole Harbor, about a ¼ mile north of Ciellodonna. After completing about 70% of this development, the project was completely shut down in 2009, and as of April 2015, remains closed. For Ciellodonna guests, the downside is that you cannot walk over to Pond Bay Resort for fine dining, spa services and a refined, palm tree lined white sand beach and beach bar. The upside is, the beautiful peace and quiet and tranquility of this neighborhood has returned, and it’s better than ever. Plus, you can still walk (to the Westin Resort) for spa services, beach bar, etc.

Vehicle Information A 4 Wheel Drive vehicle is needed for travel on St John

Rates, Printing Errors, Changes and Omissions: Caribbean Villas is not responsible for printing errors and inadvertent omissions. All rates and villa details are subject to change without prior notice.

PHONE SERVICE/CELL PHONES: Local phone service is interrupted regularly and in spite of our efforts to reinstate service it can some times take weeks. AT&T is the only cell service we find operates efficiently on the island. If you do not have AT&T we strongly suggest you bring a pay as you go AT&T cell phone with you as we do not provide cell phones should the local phone service be interrupted.

Internet Service: The internet service is subject to frequent interruption. We cannot guarantee internet quality or speed. Renters might find it convenient to travel with a cellular carrier MiFi – a couple of examples are AT&T and Virgin Mobile. There will be no refunds due to the internet not working.

Pool Floats: Pool floats are not guaranteed with your villa rental. If you want access to them, please bring them with you.

Privacy Policy: All photos are the property of Caribbean Villas and Resorts Management Company (unless otherwise indicated) and may not be reproduced or used for commercial purposes without the express written consent of Caribbean Villas and Resorts.

Reservation Policies

After making your villa/condo booking with us, you have 7 days to send us your rental deposit and guest contract. Payment is by check, personal check is fine. Your sending us payment on your villa rental becomes a binding agreement; it constitutes your acceptance and agreement to these terms, conditions, limitations and restrictions as mentioned in our Payment and Cancellation Polices section on this page. If you have any problems or questions with any of this information, please be sure to call us for discussion and explanation before you send us your villa rental deposit monies and contract.

PAYMENTS: Caribbean Villas requires 50% down within 7 days of making your reservation by check only. Failure to make this payment subjects your reservation to automatic cancellation. The balance of your reservation including the tax/service charge and security deposit where applicable; is due 60 days prior to arrival. If traveling during the Christmas/New Years time period, the balance including the tax/service charge is due 120 days prior to arrival. Rates are based on Cash Prices – Payment is by check.  To pay with a visa/mastercard there is a 3% service fee. Please make the checks payable to Caribbean Villas and mail them to 89 Mussey Rd., Suite 103, Scarborough, ME 04074.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Once Caribbean Villas has received your deposit all payments are non-refundable/non-changeable. If you cancel/change your reservation, and we are able to rebook your entire set of travel dates, your money will be refunded, less a 20% administration fee of the total room charge.  If a replacement rental is not obtained for your entire set of travel dates, there will be no refund.  There will be no exceptions to this policy. Caribbean Villas highly recommends trip cancellation insurance.

HURRICANE AND/OR STORM POLICY:  There will be no refunds given for acts of God or force majeure, such as hurricanes, tropical storms etc on St John, USVI.  This policy applies to current and all future guests who have reservations to travel or are on St John.  We highly recommend trip cancellation insurance.   If insurance is not purchased and St John is impacted by an act of god or force majeure we will hold your money on account for a future stay.  There will be no exceptions to this policy.

TRIP CANCELLATION INSURANCE:   If you do not have a source for cancellation insurance there is a web site with suggestions and reviews –Consumer Advocates – Trip Cancellation Insurance.   Please verify all terms and conditions of coverage with the trip cancellation insurance company.  It is the guests responsibility to cover themselves in the event they need to cancel or change their vacation plans.

Please note: If we do not have your arrival information 60 days prior to your check-in, there will be a $50 charge applied to your security deposit.

PASSPORT REQUIREMENTS: If you are a U.S. Citizen traveling to the U.S. Virgin Islands (St. John, St. Thomas, St. Croix) you will need Proof of Citizenship; this is a Photo ID and a birth certificate with a raised seal (photo copies are not allowed). *For further information: * Please note: If you are traveling to the U.S. Virgin Islands (St. John, St. Thomas, St. Croix) and are planning to do any day trips/day sails to the British Virgin Island or any other Caribbean country you will need a valid U.S. Passport

MAID SERVICE: Our homes/condos do not include maid service. Maid Service may be arranged at an additional cost. Towels, linens, beach towels and paper products are provided for your entire stay. Any additional supplies will need to be purchased by the guest.

HOTEL TAX/SERVICE CHARGE: If traveling to St. John, a 12.5% hotel tax and 5% service charge will be added to your reservation. (When the hotel tax changes all reservations are subject to the tax increase.)

DAMAGE DEPOSITS (Security Deposit): Our Villas and Condos for the island of St. John all require a damage deposit. The deposit is $500-$1500 depending on the property reserved. In most cases this deposit may be applied to a Visa or MasterCard. Our consultants will advise you at the time of booking which policy applies to your rental home. The security deposits are fully refundable within 60 days of your departure, provided there is no breakage, damage, missing items, no charges incurred before, during or after your stay, still outstanding. All normal utilities (except long-distance phone calls or careless or extremely excessive use of your villa’s water supply) are included in your rental price. You hereby agree to pay Caribbean Villas on behalf of the owner of your villa the cleaning or replacement costs for all damages to personal property or to the real estate, which may occur as a result of your occupancy, excluding normal wear and tear. Locked pantries and closets are reserved for the use of the villa owner and are not included in this rental. You as a Guest agree to take all reasonable steps to ensure that your family and other guests in your party adhere to the rules and regulations affecting your villa. All villas are privately owned, so decor, colors and inventories will of course vary. All villas are fully furnished, including an ample supply of bed linens and towels for Guests’ use. Rearranging of furniture or removing any items from the villa is prohibited.

LIABILITY: Caribbean Villas, is acting hereunder as an agent for accommodations, and assumes no liability for property loss or damages, nor liability for injury, accident, delay, or irregularity which may be occasioned either by reason of defect in any vehicle or the acts of any company or persons engaged in conveying passengers to or from their villa. Transportation (airlines, ferries, charter vessels, rental cars and taxis) is supplied by providers who operate independently of Caribbean Villas. We assume no responsibility, therefore, for any loss, injury, or damage to person or property because of the acts of those providers. Furthermore, guests are responsible for their villa during occupancy, and must lock villa windows and doors securely at all times when not on the premises, and must exercise care in securing all personal property. Guests must observe all cautions as given in our blue guest book and/or by your local contact. All Caribbean Villa’s properties are privately owned. The Owner and Caribbean Villas reserve the right to refuse service to anyone at their complete discretion. Any and all disputes will be subject to jurisdiction only in the USVI.

COMPLAINTS AND MAINTENANCE: Caribbean Villas shall make every effort to keep all villas and their inventories in good working order. In case of a maintenance problem, they will strive to repair the problem as soon as possible after being notified. However, no refund or rate adjustment shall be made for unforseen failures such as the supply of electricity, water, pool filtration systems, air conditioning, television/cable service, internet access, appliances, etc. Due to wild fluctuations in our island electrical service and the lack of trained technicians here, we cannot guarantee that hot tubs at villas will operate correctly at all times, and no rebates will be given due to hot tub malfunctions. It is the Guest’s obligation to report any problem or damage IMMEDIATELY to us, regardless of the hour. No refunds will be considered unless problems are reported and reviewed by our staff during your stay on island.

CONSTRUCTION NOISE: Due to the amount of new villa construction on St. John, it is a possibility that construction may occur near your villa rental. Any construction and the possibility of new construction is outside the control of Caribbean Villas.

ENTRY INTO VILLA: Caribbean Villas or its staff may enter your villa to perform any repairs as necessary. If your villa is on the market for sale, we reserve the right to allow the villa to be shown, but only by advance appointment made with Guest. We will make every effort to schedule such brief showings at a time convenient to you, to respect your privacy, and not interrupt your vacation.

SUBSTITUTION: Caribbean Villas reserves the right to substitute comparable or better accommodations without liability, should the villa reserved be sold, out of order, double booked or be deemed substandard by us for any reason. If comparable accommodations are not available, Guest may receive a complete refund of all pro- rated rent and Hotel Tax/Service Charge paid for the original villa.

CAPACITY OF VILLAS: The total number of persons allowed in the villa at any one time is restricted to the number of persons scheduled and paid for (based on two persons per bedroom). Should a group misrepresent themselves, they will not be allowed entry into the villa. Exceptions to this term are made only by management, prior to your arrival dates and for infants under 2 yrs old; if sleeping in a baby crib and not occupying one of the villa’s beds.

QUIET ENJOYMENT AND PARTIES: Caribbean Villas wishes to maintain a family atmosphere for the quiet enjoyment of Guests. We rent to family groups and responsible adults only; absolutely NO house parties or functions such as weddings are allowed at the villas. Guests shall be sufficiently quiet and peaceful, so as not to disturb other residents of the neighborhood.

RATES AND PRINTING ERRORS: Caribbean Villas is not responsible for printing errors and inadvertent omissions. All rates and villa details are subject to change without prior notice.

CHECK IN TIME: St. John – 3:00 p.m. and forward. CHECK-OUT TIME: 10:00 a.m. sharp. PETS: No pets of any kind are allowed in or on the villa premises. A pet or evidence of a pet found on the villa premises will cause immediate eviction and forfeiture of Guest’s entire rent and deposit.

ARRIVALS: For St. John there is one complimentary arrival that brings the arriving guests to the vehicle rental to pick up their reserved vehicle and then escorts the party to their villa. For 8pm -12 midnight arrivals there is a $50 check-in fee. You may schedule additional arrivals as needed for $75 per arrival. Please note: If we do not have your arrival information 60 days prior to your check-in, there will be a $50 charge applied to your security deposit.

CABLE TELEVISION: For St. John, most of the homes have expanded cable, with a few exceptions. Occasionally there is a problem with the cable television service. Caribbean Villas does not have any control over the cable service and repairs are currently taking between 8-14 days to complete.

PHONE SERVICE: ALL LONG DISTANCE PHONE CALLS ARE RESTRICED. We ask all guests to use a calling card to make long distance phone calls.Local calls are free. Occasionally there is a problem with the telephone lines for the villa and condo rentals. Caribbean Villas does not have any control over the telephone company and repairs are currently taking up to 30 days to complete. Rapture and Kalorama only have cell phone service.

CELL PHONE USAGE ALONG THE NORTH SHORE: If you use your cell phone on the north side of the island there is a good chance you will pick up the cell tower on Tortola (British Virgin Islands). If this happens you will be charged for an international call on your cell phone plan. DRUGS AND

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS: Guests and members of his party shall not use or permit to be brought into any villa and illegal substances, inflammable fluids (e.g., gasoline, kerosene, naphtha or benzene), or other explosives or articles deemed hazardous to life, limb or property.

VILLA, SAFE AND GATE KEYS: Caribbean Villas shall charge Guests $175 for each set of lost or mishandled keys; gate remote controls will be charged at replacement cost. Guest is required to follow all instructions precisely on where to leave your villa keys and gate remote controls when you depart–call if you are unsure!

CONSERVING ELECTRICITY: Due to the cost of electricity doubling, the air-conditioning in our villas/condos will not be turned on when you are checked into your property. At check-in, our staff will be happy to show you how to turn the systems on and off, should you decide to use the air-conditioning. We are requesting that you turn the air-conditioning off in all rooms when not at the villa. It does not take long to cool a room down when you return to the villa. We understand this is your vacation and we want it to be enjoyable and relaxing. Anything you are willing to do will be appreciated in conserving your electrical usage.

SMOKING: All Villas are non-smoking. Guests may be fined up to $150 for smoking violations. GARBAGE REMOVAL: Guests are responsible for removal of all trash from their villa. A $75 fee will be applied to guest’s security deposit if rental agent is required to remove trash left behind. There are numerous dumpsters throughout the island for your use.

CABLE/INTERNET/TELEPHONE/ELECTRICITY: In the Virgin Islands these services may be interrupted. If an interruption occurs the rental manager will report the problem but we have no control over service repairs. There will be no rental refunds due to the interruption of these services. Internet Service: The internet service is subject to frequent interruption. We cannot guarantee internet quality or speed. Renters might find it convenient to travel with a cellular carrier MiFi – a couple of examples are AT&T and Virgin Mobile


    • Rates
      Rates are based upon 2 people per bedroom
    • In Season Prices
      Jan. 4, 2020 – April 10, 2020
      $4935/wk for 2 people – $5145/wk for 3 – $5355/wk for 4 – $5565/wk for 5 – $5775/wk for 6 – $5985/wk for 7 – $6195/wk for 8 – $6405/wk for 9 – $6615/wk for 10 – $6825/wk for 11 – $7035/wk for 12
    • Off Season Prices
      April 13, 2019 – Dec. 20, 2019
      $2905/wk for 2 people * $3115/wk for 3 * $3325/wk for 4 * $3535/wk for 5 * $3745/wk for 6
      $3955/wk for 7 * $4165/wk for 8 * $4375/wk for 9 * $4585/wk for 10 * $4795/wk for 11 * $5005/wk for 12
    • Holiday Rates (Flat Rate)
    • Thanksgiving
      Off Season Rates Apply

      Christmas/New Years
      (Dec 21, 2019 – Jan. 3, 2020)
      $8442/wk for 2-12 people

    • 12.5% Hotel tax/5% Service Charge
    • Damage Deposit

    Caribbean Villa Comments

    • Caribbean Villas Comments:

      Ciellodonna is a lovely home that was built by one of St. John's master builders, furnished by a professional design firm and completed in 2001. Although Ciellodonna is only 5-8 minutes from the charming restaurants and boutiques of Cruz Bay, it enjoys a beautiful and tranquil location in a prosperous, low-density neighborhood. Also, Ciellodonna's waterfront location and a private path provide easy access to good snorkeling and swimming in the calm waters of Chocolate Hole.

      Ciellodonna was designed to be casual, elegant and very comfortable, and it succeeds in every way. This house has gotten uniformly high reviews from numerous past guests, and it has established itself as a very popular vacation home for couples and families. A price comparison with other rental homes will also reveal that Ciellodonna offers a lot of value at a competitive price.

    • Guest Comments:

      - This is our 15th year to the island Ciellodonna was the perfect choice for us! The villa is beautiful and suited our needs well!
      - Everything was great! The new sliding doors on the villa are a great addition and the new covered gazebo on the upper deck is perfect for dining outside! We will definitely recommend this home to everyone!
      - We enjoyed Ciellodonna once again! This is our 3rd or 4th stay at the home and continue to appreciate the improvements made by the owner; new granite countertops in the kitchen, sliding doors, covered outdoor dining area etc. Thank you so much and we will be back!

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