Great Cruz Bay (harbor)

  • The Splash view of Great Cruz Bay

  • The sunsets over St. Thomas are often spectacular

  • The entry side of Splash is enveloped by tropical plantings…

  • While the other side of the house is 50` from the Caribbean Sea

  • When you see this
    sign, you have arrived
    at Splash

  • Your deck also has a peaceful, picture postcard view

  • Splash viewed from a boat in the harbor

  • Looking into the living room

  • Another view of the living room

  • The delightful interior dining room is almost like dining on a boat but it is fully screened

  • Dining on the deck

  • The kitchen

  • The kitchen also has a wonderful view via the pass through to the dining room

  • The master bedroom

  • The view from the master bedroom

  • Looking into the main house guest bedroom

  • Another view of the guest bedroom

  • The view from the crowsnest bedroom

  • Another view of the crowsnest bedroom

  • There is a small 4th bedroom on the lower level with two bunk beds for children

  • The indoor pool

  • The view from Splash

  • There is an opening
    in the stone wall
    for swimming, paddle
    boarding & kayaking

  • The tiki hut

  • You can paddle board in the calm waters of Great Cruz Bay, just step through the cut in the wall


Splash was originally built as a custom designed beach house, and it has recently been remodeled to become a much more refined villa. With its floor to ceiling stone walls, wide board mahogany floors, skylights, antique and custom built furniture, interior and exterior gardens, and lovely décor Splash has become a very appealing and exceedingly enjoyable vacation home. This is essentially a one level home, with the crow’s nest bedroom being the only room on the upper level. You enter into the great room, with its interior pool, kitchen, dining and living areas, all with wonderful views and a very tasteful décor, and all at ground level. The master bedroom and the guest bedroom are located on opposite ends of the great room and offer excellent privacy. Splash has three distinct deck/patios plus a small beach area. The main deck is located off the great room and has exquisite views, comfortable furniture and dining for 6 at an umbrella table. A half level below the sun deck on the east side of Splash is a private patio that is tucked away under tall palm trees. This romantic hideaway contains the basics for island limin (relaxing); an outdoor shower, a hammock and a table for 4. The sun patio is also a half level below the great room and consists of sand, lounge chairs, sunshine and great harbor views. The Caribbean is a half level below the patios and is accessed by stairs that descend from the storm surge stone wall.


  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Beds: 5
  • Bed Description: 1 King, 2 Twins, Bunk Bed, 1 Double
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Property Location: Great Cruz Bay (harbor)
  • Proximity: Beachfront
  • Property Size: n/a
  • Year Property Complete: n/a
  • Beach: Yes, small sandy
  • Pool: Yes
  • Hot Tub: No
  • Air Conditioning: Yes, 3 bedrooms only, No A.C in Crowsnest bedroom
  • Children: Welcome
  • Wifi: Yes
  • Housekeeping: No
  • Ipod Connectivity: Yes
  • Damage Deposit: $500
  • Distance To Town: 5 minute drive to Cruz Bay; 5 minute walk to Westin Resort.
  • Living Dining: The living room has very comfortable, sink – into - it furniture to snuggle into and enjoy the view. A wall of windows looks out on the harbor and a screened door off the living room opens to the main deck and its cushioned sofa chairs. For entertainment, this room includes a 37 inch high definition TV with DVD and VCR, and a stereo with a 5 disc CD. (The main living area at Splash does not have a/c. ) For exterior dining you have a choice of dining outside on the sun deck at the table for 4-6 (photo 5) or under the palms at a private and cozy table for 4 (photo 2). The interior dining room is one of our favorites on St John (photo 11). It is a step below the kitchen and a few steps above the water, with a teak table that seats 6-8. There are screens on three sides of the dining room, so the picture postcard views surround you and the soft breezes caress you. As you sit here in the morning, coffee in hand, and with the early sunshine reflecting off the boats in the harbor, the feeling of peacefulness and tranquility is just magic. This is a great place to start another day in the islands. At night, with the water 25 feet from your table, it’s like dining on a boat in the harbor, without the roll. This is a very memorable and romantic place to dine.
  • Kitchen: The kitchen is separated from the pool area and living room by a large mahogany bar, complete with bar chairs and a comical cookie jar with questionable manners. This is a fully equipped kitchen with a refrigerator, 4-burner gas range and oven, dishwasher, microwave oven, blender, toaster, coffee maker, etc. There is a washer/dryer off the kitchen and a gas barbecue grill on the deck.
  • Bedroom Details: The bedrooms are decorated in a colorful Caribbean style. There are 3 bedrooms which have interior access. The air conditioned master bedroom has a romantic décor with a king bed, stone walls, cathedral ceiling, cable TV and tiled bath and shower. The air conditioned guest bedroom has 2 twins that convert to a king. The newly added 3rd bedroom has a/c and 1 set of bunk beds. This 3rd bedroom is a great option for families traveling with young children. The exterior access crowsnest bedroom has to be one of St. John’s most unique and fascinating bedrooms. It’s on the upper (rooftop) level and is accessed by a spiral stair case. The view is superb, and the décor is vibrant and tropical. The master bedroom, twin guest bedroom and crowsnest bedroom are quite private and each has a tiled bath and shower.
  • Pool Description: The pool at Splash is different; it’s inside the villa and is bordered by floor to ceiling stone walls with a large skylight directly above. The tropical sun beams in and warms the stone walls which then act as a heat sink to keep the water comfortably warm well into the night. There are relaxing seats built into the pool and guests tell us that they spend hours in the pool, mostly at night, just sitting, drinking, talking and enjoying this unique setting.


Splash is located in a highly desirable beachfront setting a few feet from the tranquil, sparkling waters of Great Cruz Bay Harbor. This is an upscale neighborhood of luxury villas, but only a handful of these villas are fortunate enough to be beachfront properties. The views from Splash are lovely with sailboats floating peacefully on the palm fringed bay in the foreground, and picturesque views of Pillsbury Sound, St. Thomas and blazing sunsets in the background. It’s a short drive (5 minutes) on paved roads to the restaurants and boutiques of Cruz Bay. It’s also a short walk (5 minutes) to the three restaurants, beach, fitness facilities and shops at the Westin Resort, but Splash remains a world removed from this upscale resort. For those who love to be in and on the Caribbean, this is truly a marvelous setting.

Additional Information

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, Caribbean Villas highly recommends CSA Travel Protection.  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: 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 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
    • In Season Prices
      Dec. 16, 2017 – April 13, 2018
      $4725/wk for 2 people * $4900/wk for 3 * $5075/wk for 4 * $5250/wk for 5 * $5425/wk for 6
      $5660/wk for 7 * $5775/wk for 8
      Christmas/New Years (Dec 16 to Jan 6)
      $6930/wk 2-8
      Rates are based on 2 people per bedroom
    • Off Season Pricing
      April 14, 2018 – Dec. 14, 2018
      $2800/wk for 2 people * $2975/wk for 3 * $3150/wk for 4 * $3325/wk for 5 * $3500/wk for 6
      $3675/wk for 7 * $3850/wk for 8
      Thanksgiving- Off Season Rates Apply
      Rates are based on 2 people per bedroom
    • Hotel Tax/Service Charge
      12.5% Hotel tax/5% Service Charge
    • Damage Deposit

    Caribbean Villa Comments

    • Caribbean Villas Comments:

      Splash is that rare find that so many of our clients are looking for - a beautiful, well equipped home in a beachfront setting. This location really is superb. Although you’d never know it, you’re only 5 minutes from Cruz Bay and some of the Caribbean’s finest dining. Even better, you’re about 10 seconds from swimming, snorkeling, kayaking and paddle boarding in the tranquil, 82 degree Caribbean waters. In addition, you have access to the deep water anchorages of Great Cruz Bay, allowing you to add boating activities to the pleasures of a luxury villa. You’re so close to the Caribbean that it’s almost like being on a boat, and the nautical sights and sounds of this usually quite harbor are wonderful.

      The house itself is much like the location, tropical and alluring. This is a vacation home that has it all; a pool, a/c, comfortable furnishings, lush landscaping, moderate privacy, sunsets and picture postcard views. Splash has been very thoughtfully decorated and the overall effect is quite inviting. In 2005 Splash was extensively remodeled and it is now a much more comfortable and modern home. It’s not often that we discover a home that is fanciful and fun and also classy and elegant, but Splash is that rare combination.

      This villa was originally named after a very friendly female bottle nosed dolphin named Splash who sometimes swims in the harbor looking for handouts of the catch of the day from local fishermen.
      Splash is a great villa for families with kids, especially kids (of any age) who love to play in the water. The warm, exceptionally romantic ambiance of this villa also makes it one of our top recommendations for honeymooners and lovers. It’s a memory maker. Splash is the next door neighbor of Gull Cottage (3-bedrooms), so if Splash is unavailable for the dates you want, check the Gull Cottage availability calendar.

    • Guest Comments:

      - Thanks for your part in making our vacation at "Splash" such a memorable time! We loved the house and your service!
      - The home is beautiful, it was our second time at Splash and we enjoyed the home just as much if not more then our first time! Thank you!
      - We enjoyed Splash very much! It is a charming villa! Thank you!
      - Thank you for contacting us, and for asking for feedback. We really enjoyed our vacation in St. John, and "Splash" is a beautiful spot. We enjoyed working with Lucia at Caribbean Villas, and appreciated her friendly & helpful service.

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    Thank you for your interest in Splash!

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    Caribbean Villas of St John Sales Staff

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