Exotic View was built and is currently owned by an experience and reputable St. John Builder/Contractor and his wife. The design, materials, furnishings and amenities they utilized all combine perfectly to create, in our opinion, a premium 2-bedroom villa at a competitive price. This home’s exotic views are just one reason to recommend it, other reasons include:
– Exotic View is only a 5-minute drive form the ferry dock in the middle of Cruz Bay, but a well chosen setting on a large lot and lush tropical landscaping create good privacy for a home so convenient to town.
– This is a large 2 bedroom villa (3600 sq.ft) that provides lots of space and comfort for 2 couples or a small family.
– Exoctic View began renting in 2016, and with light use and excellent care this home is in like new condition.
– Stone walls, arched windows, the abundant use of granite and mahogany, plus cathedral ceilings in every room create a beautiful Caribbean home with a rich island ambiance.
– This is an ideal villa for sun lovers because the 32′ pool and the 1000 sq.ft sun deck, are covered in sun from 9:00 am to sunset. With its large covered deck, this is also an ideal home for relaxing outside while protected from the sun.
– If you love watching beautiful sunsets, then consider Exotic View where guests are likely to see a stunning sunset any day of the year.
– Each bedroom has a/c, TV, a walk-in closet, a lovely sea view from a king bed plus inside access from the great room, which is much preferred for children.
– The en-suite bathrooms are of mahogany, granite and tile, with twin vessel sinks that create a stunning focal point.
Bed Description: 2 Kings
Property Location: Cruz Bay (hillside)
Proximity: Ocean View
Property Size: 3600+ sq.ft.
Year Property Complete: 2016
Beach: 10-20 min. drive to N.Shore
Pool Dimensions: 32 ft x 12 ft, 2.5-5.5 ft deep
Hot Tub: No
Air Conditioning: Yes, All Rooms
Ipod Connectivity: Yes
Damage Deposit: $500
Distance To Town: 5 minute drive to Cruz Bay
Living And Dining: The spacious and air-conditioned great room includes comfortable seating for 4-6 and there is a 42” cable TV. The large arched windows and sliding doors are screened and open to the cooling trade winds. A stereo system and internet access are included, and there is a half bath just off the great room. A second living area extends out onto the covered deck where you have 600 sq/ft of outdoor living and dining space with comfortable cushioned furniture, a table for six, a gas BBQ grill and the best views in or out of the villa.
The interior dining table seats six with a water view and the table on the covered deck also seats six with an even more enjoyable view.
Kitchen: This gourmet kitchen is functional, beautiful and very well equipped and supplied, including stainless steel appliances, a 4-burner gas stove and oven, D/W, granite counter tops, mahogany cabinets and an island bar with seating for three persons to entertain the chef. All the usual small appliances such as a coffee maker, ice maker, blender, toaster and others are included.
Bedroom Details: The two air-conditioned bedrooms both have king beds with delightful sea views, TVs, walk in closets and cathedral ceilings. Both bedrooms have interior access from the great room. The sliding glass doors of the teal (left) bedroom open to the covered deck, while the lime bedroom sliders open to a private deck above the pool. The sliders have window blinds to help you enjoy a late vacation wake-up. Each bedroom has a refined and very attractive en suite bathroom with a tiled shower and double vessel sinks.
A washer/dryer is included as are all towels and linens, hair dryer, ironing board, safe, cooler, beach chairs and totes.
Exotic View is located on a hillside on the outer edge of Cruz Bay, where Cruz Bay transitions into Great Cruz Bay. The splendid view overlooks Cruz Bay, Pillsbury Sound, the Caribbean Sea and lots of islands that include Little St. James on the southern edge, St. Thomas in the middle, and the Hans Lollicks in the north. The villa is situated so that you are able to watch the sun actually drop into the horizon in an explosion of color, 365 days of the year.
The National Park beaches on the north shore are a 10-20 minute drive, depending on which beach is on the beach adventure agenda for the day. The many restaurants, bars, shops and nightlife of the festive town of Cruz Bay are an easy 5-minute drive, but far enough away to maintain a peaceful setting. More than an exotic view, this is actually an exotic location.
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.
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. that impacts St John, USVI. If you are already on St John or your arrival date is within 30 days of the named storm, and we advise you not to travel, you will be able to hold your reservation on account for a future stay. If you are traveling outside this time period, our regular cancellation policy applies, which is non-refundable and non-changeable. We highly recommend you purchase Trip Cancellation Insurance. 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 guest’s 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 (photocopies are not allowed). *For further information: http://www.travel.state.gov * 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 a starter kit of paper products are provided for your 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 further acknowledge they will use extreme caution regarding the pool, decks, railings, all walkways and staircases, the shoreline around the property, the property’s driveway and courtyard, and the road. In addition, if there are children in the party, guest acknowledges and agrees that they and any and all other adults in the party will constantly supervise all children while in the house and while on or near the verandahs, decks, balconies, railings, walkways and staircases, the driveway, courtyard, public road, shoreline and pool areas. 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.
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 unforeseen 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 will be fined 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
Jan. 9, 2023 – April 15, 2023
Rates based on 2 people per bedroom
$4984/wk for 2-4 – 2 bedroom
April 16, 2022 – Dec. 15, 2022
Rates based on 2 people per bedroom
$3220/wk for 1-2 – 1 bedroom
$3885/wk for 3-4 – 2 bedroom
Nov. 19 – 27, 2022
$4445/wk for 2-4 people
** Christmas/New Years
Dec. 16, 2022 – Jan. 8, 2023
$5754/wk for 2-4 people
** Xmas/New Years – 12 night minimum if taking both holidays, including Christmas Eve & New Years Eve.
12.5% hotel tax/5% service charge + $200 Cleaning Fee
- April 2022: We have visited St John quite a few times pre and post Irma. The island has recovered wonderfully and the smiles on everyone’s faces are welcoming.
Having stayed here many times we were looking for a new accommodation so we reached out to the friendly folks at Caribbean Villa’s of St John. Things could not have been easier or smoother! We chose Exotic View for our family of 4 (this was the kids first time!). Wow- what an awesome experience- the name truly lives up to expectations. We were greeted at the ferry dock by a member of the Villa group. She showed us the way up Jacob’s Ladder just past Starfish Market. A Jeep is required to reach this property (mainly if the ground is wet due to the grade)- the first trip was a little intimidating… until we parked.. shown through the front door and to the back porch/patio…. And WOW!!! The view over to St Thomas and surround island is spectacular!
Exotic View honored us with some mesmerizing sunsets from the Balcony or from the warm refreshing water of the amazing swimming pool. It was hard to pry the kids away from the pool patio and to the beaches because it was so convenient and perfect! The house is extremely well equipped with all of the essentials labeled to eliminate confusion. The kitchen was fully equipped with modern appliances and the washer/dryer is an excellent addition. The tradewinds were pleasant and if was warm at all the AC in all areas did an exceptional job of cooling us down after a day on the beach in the sun.
You are only a few minutes from a drive into Cruz- or up over Centerline to Coral Bay, Windmill Bar, Shambles, etc. What a magnificent location!
We will certainly visit this property again in the future and look forward to the exceptional service from Caribbean Villas of St John.
Do yourself a favor- book Exotic View and make some amazing memories! Every evening is a sunset view straight off of a travel magazine cover!
Cable TV in Living Room & Bedrooms
Gas BBQ Grill
Safe for Valuables
Washer & Dryer