Down Yonder Pool Villa at Chocolate Hole

Neighborhood: Chocolate Hole Beds: 2 | Baths: 2 | Sleeps: 6

  • Comfortable seating with Queen sleeper sofa

        Comfortable seating with Queen sleeper sofa

  • Can't you see yourself right there?

        Can't you see yourself right there?

  • Coconut palm at entrance of Down Yonder Pool Villa

        Coconut palm at entrance of Down Yonder Pool Villa

  • Gorgeous views over Chocolate Hole Bay

        Gorgeous views over Chocolate Hole Bay

  • Huge Great Room opens to pool and sundeck

        Huge Great Room opens to pool and sundeck

  • Lots of options for seating and hanging out

        Lots of options for seating and hanging out

  • Well-equipped kitchen

        Well-equipped kitchen

  • Enjoy pool and sea views while you cook!

        Enjoy pool and sea views while you cook!

  • 50" flat panel TV with Roku streaming device

        50" flat panel TV with Roku streaming device

  • Air conditioned Master Suite with comfy King bed

        Air conditioned Master Suite with comfy King bed

  • Master Suite opens to pool deck

        Master Suite opens to pool deck

  • Master bath features bathtub and double vanities

        Master bath features bathtub and double vanities

  • Second air conditioned King bedroom

        Second air conditioned King bedroom

  • Beautiful ocean views from second King bedroom

        Beautiful ocean views from second King bedroom

  • Bathroom for second King bedroom

        Bathroom for second King bedroom

  • New HE washer and dryer

        New HE washer and dryer

  • Plenty of parking right outside your front door

        Plenty of parking right outside your front door

  • Tropical gardens surround this lovely island home

        Tropical gardens surround this lovely island home

  • The pool deck offers numerous seating options

        The pool deck offers numerous seating options

  • Al fresco dining

        Al fresco dining

  • Flavor of the islands

        Flavor of the islands

Property Details

  • Category: Villa
  • Beds: 2
  • Baths: 2
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Unit Size: 3000 sq feet
  • Lot Size: 23522 sq feet

Beautiful island memories are made at Down Yonder Pool Villa. Surrounded by lush tropical gardens and conveniently located in Chocolate Hole (less than .5 miles from the Westin resort), this well-appointed, comfortable home features two King suites - one on either side of the huge Great Room. The Great Room and each bedroom enjoys access to the glorious sundeck and 30 foot pool, and every room has the same mesmerizing view of Chocolate Hole Bay and the deep blue Caribbean water beyond.

You'll find everything you'll need for an unforgettable vacation right at your fingertips. This includes coffee for your mornings, beach towels, beach chairs and a cooler for daytime fun, and comfortable outdoor furniture for you to lounge on at night.

Down Yonder Pool Villa has wifi throughout, HE washer/dryer, air conditioned bedrooms, and a deluxe Weber grill.

The Garden Suite at Chocolate Hole, located below the Pool Villa, can be rented separately. The units are completely private from one another, each with its own driveway and separate access.

Rates based on double occupancy. Additional guest fees apply. Click "Book Now" for detailed quote.





  • Activities
  • Hiking
  • Museums
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Tennis Court
  • Bedrooms
  • King Bed
  • Linens
  • Sleep Sofa
  • Towels
  • Communications
  • Portable WiFi
  • WiFi
  • Entertainment
  • Books
  • TV
  • Included Services
  • AC
  • Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Swimming Pool
  • Inside Amenities
  • Smoke Detector
  • Kitchen Equipment
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Full Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Kitchen Utensils
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Other Amenities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fans
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid
  • W D
  • Washing Machine
  • Outside Amenities
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Coolers
  • Beach Gear
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Private Parking
  • Private Pool
  • Spectacular Deck
  • Restrictions
  • No Smoking
  • Suitability
  • Child Friendly
  • Couple Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Pet Friendly
  • Senior Friendly
  • Singles Friendly
  • View And Location
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
Attractions Category Distance
Comfortable seating with Queen sleeper sofa
Down Yonder Pool Villa at Chocolate Hole
Category: Villa
Neighborhood: Chocolate Hole
Sleeps: 6
Down Yonder Pool Villa at Chocolate Hole Villa -
westin gym
Westin Resort and Villas Gym
Category: Fitness Center
Address: USVI
Westin Resort and Villas Gym Fitness Center 2484 ft.
Race Track Gas
Category: Gas Station
Address: USVI
Race Track Gas Gas Station 2954 ft.
E-C Gas and Service Station
Category: Gas Station
Address: USVI
E-C Gas and Service Station Gas Station 4440 ft.
Sam and Jack's Deli
Category: Restaurant
Address: USVI
Sam and Jack's Deli Restaurant 4576 ft.
The Marketplace
Category: Shopping Center
Address: USVI
The Marketplace Shopping Center 4593 ft.
Starfish Marketplace
Category: Grocery Store
Address: USVI
Starfish Marketplace Grocery Store 4649 ft.
Car Barge
St John Car Barge Port
Category: Ferry Terminal
Address: USVI
St John Car Barge Port Ferry Terminal 1.02 mi.
Little Olive
Category: Restaurant
Address: USVI
Little Olive Restaurant 1.07 mi.
Tap Room
Category: Restaurant
Address: USVI
Tap Room Restaurant 1.12 mi.
Ocean Grill
Category: Restaurant
Address: USVI
Ocean Grill Restaurant 1.13 mi.
Pat and Jim
Chocolate Hole Charm
Posted on: 5/26/2017

This was a lovely rental for our stay in early May. The house is well located and very well equipped with everything you need for the kitchen, beach, umbrellas, bug spray, sun tan lotion etc. The pool was delightful and refreshing after a day at the beach. The air conditioning worked very well and management responded to questions very quickly. One of the other renters had mentioned barking dogs, which we noticed but did not find to be a constant or a major distraction. I would highly recommended this property to interested parties.

Kay Too
Awesome Family Time
Posted on: 4/27/2017
It was wonderful home close to town. It had all the amenities you need to enjoy the great island life and warm temperatures. Very nice pool, deck, BBQ pit and great outdoor living/dining areas. Great views of the sunsets and water. The bedrooms are air conditioned and the bathrooms had hot water. The services were great too. Cleaning service of home and pool were provided and trash was hauled away. Water dispenser was replenished often. Thank you.
Thank you for the lovely review of your extended stay in the Down Yonder Pool Villa, Kay! I’m so happy to hear that you found the accommodations conveniently located to town, clean, comfortable, and well stocked with a variety of amenities. It sounds as if you took full advantage of the outdoor living space, which is what island life is all about! We so enjoyed having you as long term guests and were happy to provide additional services to make your vacation experience full of rest and relaxation. I hope the beautiful sunset and ocean views from the villa will be treasured memories of St. John! Island Abodes hopes to welcome you back to Love City again soon.

Alexandra C.
Perfect Villa Rental
Posted on: 4/27/2017
Our stay at Down Yonder Pool Villa was perfect. The villa has everything you need and the location is superb. The layout is perfect for 2 couples as there is plenty of space and privacy for everyone. Brittany and Robert were extremely accommodating, replying to any questions or requests we had within 10 minutes. Our entire stay was the best we have had on St. John and we will definitely be back again soon!
Many thanks for the review of your stay in the Down Yonder Pool Villa, Alexandra! We are so happy to hear you found the location convenient and the villa to be spacious and private. Robert and I strive to provide excellent customer service to our guests so I’m thrilled to hear all your needs were met. We look forward to welcoming you back to paradise and Island Abodes soon!

Josh P.
Ideal Island Paradise
Posted on: 5/7/2017

My family of 5 (including 3 kids ages 12, 10, & 8) stayed for a week at the Down Yonder Pool Villa at Chocolate Hole, and it was divine. First, the view is breathtaking. BREATHTAKING. Starting each morning with coffee and ending each day with a painkiller enjoying the view from the observation deck by that pool is extraordinary. Second, the accommodations are extremely comfortable and clean. No essential details have been overlooked, and in fact many extras - like crazy cool art on the walls and electronic mosquito swatters - have been added for a personal, fun touch. The two beds in the bedrooms are excellent, and our younger kids enjoyed sleeping on the sofa bed. The kitchen has everything you need for making meals and eating in. And the washer and dryer are super convenient. But the best part is the concierge level of service provided by Brittany and Robert. Everything from recommendations on Jeep and snorkel rental to referral for our airport taxi and BVI boat charter - and even a suggested daily itinerary featuring not-to-miss hikes, beaches, and restaurant choices. We would highly recommend Island Abodes to anyone wanting to visit St. John. We cannot wait for our next opportunity to return and escape to this paradise.


Josh, thank you so much for taking the time to write such an awesome review of your stay at the Down Yonder Pool Villa in Chocolate Hole! Robert and I are so happy to hear you found the suite to be clean, comfortable, and well stocked with amenities. It sounds as though you and your family were truly able to settle in and make it feel like home. I'm glad you enjoyed the pool and the stunning Caribbean views! As small business owners, we strive to provide our guests with high quality customer service, so we greatly appreciate the kind words! We are always happy to provide recommendations and 'must-dos' around our beautiful little piece of paradise. Please come back and visit Island Abodes and sunny St. John again soon! 

Great View
Posted on: 5/8/2017

The place was just as advertised. It was clean and well kept. The outdoor deck provided us with all we needed to enjoy the beautiful scenery. The location was very close to the downtown area and the Star Fish Market was just a few blocks away. It's nice when your traveling in an unfamiliar area and everything is so convenient. The owners were very responsive and always answered our questions immediately. I'd return back to this property for another stay.


Michael, thanks for the review of your stay in the Down Yonder Pool Villa at Chocolate Hole! I'm happy to hear you found the accommodations to be clean, conveniently located, and well maintained. It sounds as though you were able to enjoy some rest and relaxation on the deck as well! Robert and I enjoy assisting our guests and we do our best to provide quality customer service. We hope to welcome you back to Island Abodes on your next St. John vacation!

Posted on: 4/27/2017

My stay in Chocolate Hole was fabulous. Brittany and Robert instantly made me feel at home! They had everything I needed and more. It was absolutely beyond my expectations. Thanks again to Island Abodes for my wonderful stay and I look forward to returning!


Many thanks Sarah! It was our pleasure to make you feel welcome and well taken care of and we're just glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope you'll consider staying at Island Abodes again in the future - we look forward to once again exceeding your expectations! Thanks again and take care :)

Posted on: 4/27/2017

Our stay in Chocolate Hole was amazing!!! The house had all the accommodations we needed and the pool was awesome especially at night. The owners, Brittany and Robert were super helpful and made sure had a wonderful stay in St. John. I will definitely be returning one day and staying in one of the Island Abodes rental properties.


Thanks so much Blair! Robert and I truly enjoyed having you and reading your review about your stay with us at Island Abodes. Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback for future guests. We look forward to welcoming you back again sometime very soon! Thanks again.

Posted on: 4/27/2017

Everything was awesome.....for the entire family.


Thank you Shane for your short, yet very sweet review! Robert and I love nothing more than to hear everything was awesome, so thank you for posting a review on VRBO. We hope to welcome you and your family back to St. John in the future! We'd love to provide you with another great stay.

Posted on: 4/27/2017

I can't say enough good things about the Down Yonder Villa! First of all, the pool is amazing. You can't get much better than relaxing in the pool and looking at the gorgeous view of Chocolate Hole. The great room is fantastic. The kitchen and living room are together so that you can interact with everyone while preparing a meal. I also loved that the bedrooms were on opposite sides of the great room so that everyone had privacy. The villa was equipped with everything I needed and more! Thank you Brittany and Robert for a great stay. I will be back!


Robert and I can't thank you enough for your review regarding your recent stay at the Down Yonder Pool Villa. We really appreciate your details regarding the breathtaking pool with an equally as impressive view and the convenient layout of the Villa's interior. Thanks again for sharing your feedback on VRBO and for choosing Island Abodes. We'd love to welcome you back anytime!

Posted on: 6/23/2016
What can I say that hasn't already been said. I agree with the other reviews....Island Abodes are fantastic, and the hosts are the best! Will be back!

Posted on: 6/23/2016
Everything was perfect with our Villa ! It was an amazing view and everything we expected and more. The little details that Island abodes had done were wonderful.

Great experience
Posted on: 6/23/2016
Great experience in Down Yonder Villa! Robert was accommodating to any request that we had during our stay. So friendly and professional. Cannot wait to come back to STJ and book our next stay with Island Abodes!

Posted on: 6/23/2016
Paradise! All the conveniences of being at home. So very comfy but the view is stunning and the pool is lucious. Brittany and Robert are the hosts with the mosts! Like genies they deliver whatever you desire! Island living at its very best. Don't waste your time on St. John anywhere else.

Why stay anywhere else on St. John?
Posted on: 6/23/2016
Why stay anywhere else on St. John? Brittany and Robert accommodated a large group, putting us in one of the bigger rentals. Breathtaking ocean views, spotless and airy rooms, and a fully equipped kitchen for us to use. Open the doors at night, and the breeze and sounds of the island lull you to sleep. It felt very private, it's truly paradise. I got a tour of some of the other rentals, they are all super clean and have an island feel. Brittany and Robert were so helpful in giving us tips on where to eat, and what to do while we were there. Can't wait to go back!

We will definitely be back!
Posted on: 6/23/2016
In March my cousin and I took a girls trip with our kids for over a week to St. John. Our accommodations were amazing! Let me elaborate why. First of all the setting is gorgeous! Blue tranquil waters to cast your eyes at from any angle of Island Abodes. One step out onto the deck and you are in paradise. Flowers blooming, breezes blowing, roosters faintly heard in the distance and sailboats seen for miles. The units are nicely decorated and clean. Each have precision privacy so that no views are obscured, yet you aren't looking at other guests. The owners Brittany and Robert were so kind as to make sure we had everything we needed. Brittany checked us in, but later Robert came by to water plants outside and even left us some fresh papaya from his tree. When I mentioned that Thai green papaya salad would be amazing with fish. he immediately cut us another down. He offered us fresh herbs to use in our cooking and asked if we needed anything additional. We mentioned we could use a garlic press and blender half jokingly, and later that day he delivered not only those items, but several other specialty cooking items. The kitchens are stocked nicely!! My cousin is a professional chef and we were able to cook every dish with ease. The kids loved the indoor/outdoor floor plan. We spent most days at the beach and evenings on the patio. Brittany helped us book excursions while on the island and as a result we had an amazing time. On a side note, we had our best day on Honeymoon Beach kayaking, paddle-boarding, and playing on the beach. The beach hut smoothies are super yummy and staff charming. (I can't say the same for the staff at Caneel...) If you are considering a visit to St John, be sure to inquire about Island Abodes availability. We will definitely be back!!!!

What a gem!
Posted on: 6/23/2016
We had the pleasure of staying at the Down Yonder Villa on our last trip to STJ. What a gem! Our group consisted of 2 families of 4 (4 children 3 and under) and the house was perfect. We loved that the master suites were on opposite sides of the villa to allow for plenty of privacy. We spent most of our time swimming in the beautiful pool. The view was awesome. We cooked at the villa for nearly every meal and the kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed. Robert and Brittany were fantastic hosts and promptly responded to any questions or requests we had. Can't wait to go back again soon!!!

Wonderful Property
Posted on: 6/23/2016
Brittany and Robert have a wonderful property on St. John. Stayed in the two bedroom house with the pool and it was beautiful. Loved the pool as we used it every day during our 9 day stay nice to have a grill for cooking some meals in. We were close to town, gas and groceries which made for a great combination. Thank you so much for an amazing stay.”

Just what I wanted
Posted on: 4/27/2017

Robert, the owner, was very welcoming. A previous review described the lower unit. We had the upper unit with the deck and pool. I got hugs from my wife when she walked in and saw the marvelous view of Chocolate Hole just down the hill. Found the house in fine condition, quiet location, private with trees all around. We ate at the umbrellaed picnic table on deck, refreshed in the pool frequently, and silently watched the stars in the dark sky at night from the lounge chairs poolside - ahhh. It's only a simple two miles from the ferry dock so getting into town and around the island is easy. Comfy beds and well equipped kitchen. Floor plan is great. Downside was that our week-long stay ended.


Thank you Rico. Robert and I appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with VRBO users. You and your wife were great guests and we were so pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thanks for including such great details about the Villa for future guests, including the convenient location, comfy beds, well-equipped kitchen and spacious deck and pool. Thanks again and we hope to welcome you back for another great stay!

A St. John Gem-Perfect for two couples
Posted on: 4/27/2017

My husband and I and another couple needed an escape from the long Boston winter and found a perfect haven in Down Yonder Villa. Robert, the owner, met us at the ferry dock and escorted us to his beautiful, bright and spacious villa. He was very friendly, accommodating and made sure that our stay went smoothly. The villa was absolutely perfect for two couples - the two bedrooms and bathrooms are at opposite ends of the villa and the kitchen and living room is a great open space with floor to ceiling windows/sliders looking out onto the pool and overlooking the beautiful Chocolate Hole. Our favorite spot in the villa was definitely the pool and patio areas - my best friend and I really enjoyed relaxing on the floating mats in the pool with drinks in hand while our husbands manned the grill! The patio was fully equipped with modern lounge chairs, a table with an umbrella perfect for outdoor dinners and other furniture. Robert provided a cooler, beach chairs and towels that were so convenient for our North Shore beach excursions. We truly found a gem in the Down Yonder Villa and can't wait to come back.


Many thanks for your review and five stars Monica! I was happy to hear that you, your husband and your friends found your escape with us at Island Abodes and that Robert provided you with such great service! We think the Villa is great for two couples as well, so we're glad you all enjoyed the space, especially the spacious deck and gorgeous pool. It truly sounds like you left feeling relaxed and refreshed, and that's always our goal. Thanks again for sharing your feedback and we hope to see you again very soon!

Villa Down Yonder
Posted on: 4/27/2017

Wonderful stay in Chocolate hole couldn't have found a more beautiful place. Everything from soup to nuts was stellar!


Thanks for your short, yet very sweet review Michael! We appreciate your time and feedback and hope to welcome you back. Thanks again and take care!

Great place to stay
Posted on: 4/27/2017

This was our 5th stay on St John. We like to stay in a different villa each time. This was our 3rd time in Chocolate Hole. I've stayed at places with a better view, but this wasn't a horrible view or no view. But the ocean view wasn't as impressive as other places we stayed. It didn't bother us, I'm not there for the villa view, but the beach view. I really only see the view for a hour in the morning and at night it's dark anyway. But if you are the type looking to stay at your villa and have a great view, you might want to know that. The driveway was nice and easy (not all places can say that). No steps anywhere. The villa/house itself was awesome. Clean. Comfortable beds. The deck was very nice to have. We stayed with another couple and the pool/deck area was a nice place to hang out for the evening. There was a grill but we didn't use it. The bedrooms are on the opposite side of the house from each other so privacy was nice. Robert was very accomodating for us. He made sure we knew he was available should anything need attention, but we didn't. We were able to go out on his stand up paddle boards with him one day and that was an awesome experience as well.


Thank you for your review Kristi! As repeat visitors of St. John, we know you have a lot of choices when choosing where to stay, so we appreciate you choosing Island Abodes! We're glad you all enjoyed the Villa overall, especially the comfy beds, easy driveway, and large deck. Robert really enjoyed taking y'all out on the paddle boards, so we loved hearing that you had a good time. Thanks again for sharing your recent stay, we hope to welcome you back and maybe next time, you can stay in another Island Abodes property to continue your streak of a new place every trip. We promise to exceed your expectations once again! Take care :)

The perfect St. John home!
Posted on: 4/27/2017

I would highly recommend this home. Robert, the owner, was super helpful and responsive in booking the house and making sure we were settled when we arrived. He even picked a papaya from a tree on the property and gave it to us to enjoy - it was the best papaya I have ever tasted. The house itself is clean, spacious, and the highlight is the pool with a Fantastic view. The house would be perfect for two couples but we also thought it was great for our family and two young children (ages 2 and 4). The doors to the pool area all locked securely which is a necessity with two small children. The owners provided coffee, water, soaps and shampoos which was nice. The location was great too with easy access to town, grocery store, and beaches are a short drive. We hope to return soon to this wonderful and special home!


Thanks so much Rachel! Robert and I truly enjoyed having you and your family and thank you for taking the time to post a review on VRBO. It sounds as though you enjoyed your stay with us, and we'd be delighted to welcome you back in the future. Again, thank you for posting a review and for your recommendation. We hope to see you soon!

We can't say enough good things!
Posted on: 4/27/2017

Robert was a warm and hospitable host. The house was clean and well stocked with all of the basics needed for cooking, enjoying the pool, or a trip to the beach. We cooked with his hot peppers and papaya and made good use of the grill on the patio. The view was spectacular! This was the perfect getaway for two friends, but would also be great for two couples. Thank you again, to Robert for an amazing week in paradise!


Thank you Salina! What a great review. Robert and I truly enjoyed reading it and were happy to hear you had a good time during your stay with us at Island Abodes. He especially liked knowing you enjoyed the hot peppers and papaya, and made good use of the grill. Thanks again for sharing your recent experience. You're welcome anytime and we'd love to provide you with another great stay in the future!