Down Yonder Pool Villa

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

  • Welcome Home! - St. John Vacation Rental

        Welcome Home! - St. John Vacation Rental

  • Your view upon arrival

        Your view upon arrival

  • Spacious living room with pull out couch

        Spacious living room with pull out couch

  • A kitchen/dining area ready for your family

        A kitchen/dining area ready for your family

  • Fully equipped kitchen

        Fully equipped kitchen

  • Dining with a view

        Dining with a view

  • Master bedroom with king size bed and AC

        Master bedroom with king size bed and AC

  • Look at that view from your bed!

        Look at that view from your bed!

  • Master bathroom

        Master bathroom

  • Shower views

        Shower views

  • Second bedroom with king size bed and AC

        Second bedroom with king size bed and AC

  • Great view from this room!

        Great view from this room!

  • Second bathroom with shower window

        Second bathroom with shower window

  • Washer and dryer in the second bath

        Washer and dryer in the second bath

  • Your outdoor deck!

        Your outdoor deck!

  • Can't you see yourself relaxing here?

        Can't you see yourself relaxing here?

  • Salt water pool! With a view

        Salt water pool! With a view

  • Perfect nap spot

        Perfect nap spot

  • Pictures don't do this view justice!

        Pictures don't do this view justice!

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 salt water 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 AC and wifi throughout, HE washer/dryer, 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. Only Down Yonder guest have access to the pool.

Rates based on four person occupancy. Additional guest fees apply for up to six guests total. Click "Book Now" for detailed quote.

Availability


Rates

StartEndNightly
7/7/201811/17/2018$375.00
11/18/201812/22/2018$425.00
12/23/20181/5/2019$495.00
1/6/20194/29/2019$475.00
4/30/20197/6/2019$425.00
7/7/201911/16/2019$375.00
11/17/201912/22/2019$425.00
12/23/20191/4/2020$525.00

Amenities

  • Activities
  • Hiking
  • Museums
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Tennis Court
  • Bedrooms
  • King Bed
  • Linens
  • Sleep Sofa
  • Towels
  • Communications
  • Portable WiFi
  • WiFi
  • Entertainment
  • Books
  • TV
  • Included Items And Services
  • AC
  • Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Inside Amenities
  • Smoke Detector
  • Kitchen Equipment
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Full Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Kitchen Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Other Amenities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fans
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid
  • W D
  • Outside Amenities
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Coolers
  • Beach Gear
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Private Parking
  • Spectacular Deck
  • Pool And Spa
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Swimming Pool
  • 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
Property
Welcome Home! - St. John Vacation Rental
Down Yonder Pool Villa
Category: Villa
Neighborhood: Chocolate Hole
Baths:
Sleeps: 6
Down Yonder Pool Villa Villa -
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westin gym
Westin Resort and Villas Gym
Category: Fitness Center
Address: USVI
Westin Resort and Villas Gym Fitness Center 2484 ft.
2
Race Track Gas
Category: Gas Station
Address: USVI
Race Track Gas Gas Station 2954 ft.
3
E-C Gas and Service Station
Category: Gas Station
Address: USVI
E-C Gas and Service Station Gas Station 4440 ft.
4
imgres
Sam and Jack's Deli
Category: Restaurant
Address: USVI
Sam and Jack's Deli Restaurant 4576 ft.
5
Marketplace
The Marketplace
Category: Shopping Center
Address: USVI
The Marketplace Shopping Center 4593 ft.
6
Markeyplace
Starfish Marketplace
Category: Grocery Store
Address: USVI
Starfish Marketplace Grocery Store 4649 ft.
7
Car Barge
St John Car Barge Port
Category: Ferry Terminal
Address: USVI
St John Car Barge Port Ferry Terminal 1.02 mi.
8
Little Olive
Category: Restaurant
Address: USVI
Little Olive Restaurant 1.07 mi.
9
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Tap Room
Category: Restaurant
Address: USVI
Tap Room Restaurant 1.12 mi.
10
Ocean Grill
Category: Restaurant
Address: USVI
Ocean Grill Restaurant 1.13 mi.
Mackenzie S.
Perfection!
Posted on: 8/14/2018

The Island Abodes experience began way before we arrived on the island. Brittany responded to our questions promptly and gave us great travel advice to make our vacation the best it could be. Once we arrived, the house was spotless and even stocked with snacks and some drinks! We ran the AC at night in the bedrooms and it worked perfectly. The kitchen was stocked with everything we needed. The pool was a perfect place to relax after beach hopping, and there were tons of towels and bedding available for all. The villa was extremely close to Cruz Bay, which was great because we were able to support the local businesses in this very crucial time. THANK YOU for treating us to a wonderful view and a beautiful villa! I would definitely stay there again. We can't wait to return...and DON'T let IRMA keep you away. The beaches are as beautiful as ever and the island looks better and better everyday


The Franks
2x here!
Posted on: 8/7/2018

We stayed in Down Yonder Pool Villa in July 2018. It was our second stay at Down Yonder (1st stay was February 2017), and we loved it again! The house could not be better for either couples traveling together or a family. The first time we visited with another couple. This time we brought our 2 kids with us. Having the large great room and kitchen that open up directly out on to the pool deck and patio is a perfect set up! The kids literally ran from the great room to a cannonball into the pool as soon as we arrived! The bedrooms are both large and comfortable (the AC works REALLY well in the bedrooms and the great room), both bathrooms are large, there is a full size washer dryer, the kitchen is MORE than completely equipped, and there are plenty of beach accessories to borrow. They even stock plenty of beach towels and tons of sunscreen and bug spray for guests to use. They have really thought of everything! We loved hanging out on the patio watching the view of the water, and the kids were really happy with the Roku streaming TV (we visited during the World Cup and they didn’t want to miss a game). The location is really convenient to town and there is plenty of parking and turn around space on an easy, flat driveway. There are no stairs to enter the villa or get out to the pool. Just the easiest, most fun place to stay. Couldn’t recommend it more! Thank you Island Abodes- Brittany, Robert, and RJ!


Kelly Mann
Great Owners and Place
Posted on: 7/27/2018

We had a wonderful vacation down yonder pool had everything and more! The kitchen was spectacular. Owners are on site should you have any questions. Everything was provided (beach towels, toiletries, pillows, awesome TV, sunscreen, bug zappers!) The pool was our favorite. Pool floaters were provided. We occasionally would catch an iguana sun bathing in the trees as we floated. Location is very close to town. We loved the goodies left as a welcome gift upon arrival. Having missed dinner they were a nice treat! Comfortable beds are a must to win me back and they were present! Very nice gas grill near the pool also! We look forward to returning very soon! Great owners and a beautiful home!


Sarah
Carnival!
Posted on: 7/15/2018

We had a wonderful Fourth of July at Down Yonder... We enjoyed the friendly, single level layout as we brought our parents and kids. The rooms were separate enough to enjoy some private space and yet connected via a huge back porch. My 4 year old daughter was in love with the pool as one end was shallow enough for her to play and the other was perfect for swimming. I would highly recommend this villa for comfort, access to town, amenities and of course amazing hosts. They even thought about what toys and books were age appropriate and left them for us to enjoy. We love this place to the moon and back. Hope to return in the future!


Anthony
Down Yonder is spectacular!
Posted on: 7/7/2018

 I stayed for 3 nights in the Down Yonder Pool Villa. It was a fantastic 2 bedroom home with a great kitchen and a large den with a sofa sleeper. From all areas you had a view of the ocean, beautiful gardens, and a great saltwater pool. The house had coffee, a gallon of water, snacks, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and even a few souvenirs like a koozie that I got to take home. It was very close to town, eating, and shopping. There was a tv, wifi, and a washer/dryer. I visited 3 beautiful beaches (my favorite part) recommended by Brittany and Robert. The water and the beaches were much prettier than Florida. I can't wait to go back and visit 3 more! I wish I was there today! Thanks Brittany, Robert, and RJ for a wonderful, very needed vacation!!


ADM
Couldn't ask for more!
Posted on: 7/7/2018

 We stayed at the Down Yonder Pool Villa with 2 bedrooms, renovated kitchen, and a huge den! The new amazing salt water pool was amazing as we enjoyed the sunset drinking our mimosas!! We enjoyed the floats provided while relaxing in the pool. The views were breathtaking from all the rooms! We can't wait to come back to see our friends and family! Thank you!


The Matthews Family
Stay Here!
Posted on: 7/2/2018

We just returned from an amazing week spent at the Down Yonder Pool Villa. We visit St. John yearly with our three young children. This was our first visit post Irma/Maria, and it was by far our most memorable. This Chocolate Hole property exceeded all of our expectations! The panoramic views from each room are breathtaking. The villa is fully equipped with fresh quality linens, a full kitchen, high efficiency washer and dryer, private pool, and beach necessities. The property is very well maintained by its owners, who are easily accessible and prompt to respond to requests and recommendations. St. John is truly ready for visitors to return to see its beauty and strength- and Island Abodes is the place to stay. We can’t wait to return to Down Yonder! -The Matthews Family


Emily
Better than ever!
Posted on: 6/28/2018

 As a frequent visitor of St. John and Island Abodes, I was beyond pleased to see how fast everything has come back post hurricane. I loved the renovated kitchen and the amazing new salt water pool! It was awesome to order a pizza from Ronnie's and watch the sunset in the pool while drinking a glass of wine. All of the beaches are just as beautiful as a remember. To anyone hesitant about coming back, St. John is ready for business! Brittany, Robert, and sweet little RJ were the best hosts and gave us everything we could need! We will hopefully be back to see them very soon!

Response

Emily, we are so happy to have you back at Down Yonder Villa in Chocolate Hole. It sounds like you had the full experience of St. John while on island. It's great to hear that you had everything you needed while you were here. We strive to give our guest the best experience possible while staying with us! Thank you for the great review and we hope to see you back on sunny St. John soon!


Chuck Davis
Had the the wonderful time!
Posted on: 6/22/2018

We stayed at the Down Yonder Pool Villa for four nights in June, 2018. We had one major problem with the villa. It was so comfortable and inviting that we had trouble motivating ourselves to get out and about to enjoy all the rest that St. John has to offer. Luckily we found some energy and had great time on St. John and at the Villa. The Villa and sun deck are quite spacious with a view overlooking Chocolate Hole and the ocean. Pretty much the entire side of the Villa facing the ocean opens up to let in the cooling Trade Winds. The Villa was clean, neat and well prepared for our visit. Floats were provided for lounging in the pool. Brittany provided excellent restaurant recommendations. Be sure to have dinner at the back of the Mini-Mart. St. John, Island Abodes and the Down Yonder Pool Villa are highly recommended. We hope to get back soon.

Response

 Thank you so much for writing such a wonderful review of our Down Yonder Villa in Chocolate Hole! I'm so glad that you found the villa so comfortable, inviting, and well equipped for your vacation. It sounds like you took advantage of the outdoor living area, pool, and spectacular view! I'm so glad that you also enjoyed Rhumb Lines, the restaurant at the back of the mini-mart in Cruz Bay. We hope to have you back to our little piece of paradise very soon!


Randy and Linda Doshier
Island Abodes is beautiful
Posted on: 6/19/2018

Wonder family and great hosts. The Island is recovering slowly, but we would return next week if we could. Its still has the most beautiful beaches , and lots to do. We would love to stay with you next time. Thank you for your hospitality and making us feel like we were in parodice. 

Response

Randy and Linda, thanks for taking the time to review! Our little island is slowly starting come back! We are happy to hear that you had a great time at the beaches; we love them! We wish you were here now too! We can't wait to have you stay in our little piece of paradise soon!


Jeff & Tammy Bowman
FANTASTIC!
Posted on: 6/19/2018

FANTASTIC! That is the one word description of vacationing with Brittany and Robert at Island Abodes in St John USVI. This is our 12th trip to St John, our second staying with Island Abodes. It’s actually the trip we had planned for last November but we all know what Irma and Maria did, so we had to postpone our trip. Our first trip we stayed at the Penthouse! This time we stayed at the Down Yonder Pool Villa! Either of them are 5+ stars and I’m sure their other vacation spots are as well... Brittany and Robert made every accommodation that we needed, even putting us in a nicer rental due to post hurricane construction still going on. We will definitely go back, stay with our friends at Island Abodes and leave our worries behind! If your looking for a vacation spot and people that will not only take care of your accommodations but go out of their way to make it your best vacation ever, you have to call Brittany, Robert and little RJ @ Island Abodes. You can’t go wrong when you stay with them! We will be back in November and of course we will be staying with Island Abodes! Thanks for another BEST vacation ever! 

Response

Thank you Tammy and Jeff for the awesome review of our Down Yonder Pool Villa at Chocolate Hole! It makes us so happy to hear that Island Abodes was able to help give you the best vacation ever! We so appreciate you staying with us again. It sounds that you were pleased with all of our ammendities. Thank you again, and we hope to see you back on sunny St. John very soon!


Liz
We will def be staying with you again in the future!!
Posted on: 6/19/2018

We absolutely loved our stay at Down Yonder! We stayed post hurricane Irma and Maria. My husband, 2.5 year old and myself were traveling and looking for something family friendly. We have stayed in rentals before with a child and this was by far the best experience! Brittany and Robert thought of everything! The home was baby proofed in the master bed, they left changing table, pregnancy pillow, baby toys, pack and play with extra mattress, baby towels, baby dinnerware, high chair...literally everything you use at home and would have needed was there! It was so thoughtful and thought out!! The home itself was also great for kids, didn’t have to worry about steps or dangerous corners. The pool was a must for us for evenings of staying home, being able to walk right out to the pool was great, the doors going out to the pool were heavy enough too that we didn’t have to worry about our daughter getting out!! That was such a comforting feeling!! My aunt and uncle live on island and had stayed a couple nights with us too. The space was perfect for our family and my aunt and uncle. All kitchen supplies you could need they had, even the condiments you always hate buying because you feel like you waste we’re already there!! Aside from the house there were beach toys, beach chairs, towels, umbrellas and coolers. Bug spray and sunscreen provided too!! The location was perfect! Close to town and easy access to the other side of the island. Literally anything you needed or could want was there! Brittany and Robert literally thought of everything!! Most house experiences we have stayed at were mediocre and had the bare minimum, this home and the hosts exceeded our expectations. While we didn’t need Brittany or Robert for anything during our stay they checked up on us via email a couple times to see if we needed anything. I’d recommend this home and these hosts a 1,000 over!! Thanks for such a wonderful experience!!

Response

 Thank you Liz for the awesome review of Down Yonder Villa in Chocolate Hole! I'm so happy to hear that you had everything you needed: from baby toys to kitchen condiments! It sounds like you made full use of our pool and outdoor areas. Thank you for recommending us.... there is certainly no better endorsement than a happy guest! Thank you again, and we cannot wait to have you back on sunny St. John and at Island Abodes very soon!


Jeff & Tammy Bowman
FANTASTIC!
Posted on: 6/19/2018

FANTASTIC! That is the one word description of vacationing with Brittany and Robert at Island Abodes in St John USVI. This is our 12th trips to St John, our second staying with Island Abodes. It’s actually the trip we had planned for last November but we all know what Irma and Maria did, so we had to postpone our trip. Brittany and Robert made every accommodation that we needed, even putting us in a nicer rental due to post hurricane construction still going on. We will definitely go back, stay with our friends at Island Abodes and leave our worries behind! If your looking for a vacation spot and people that will not only take care of your accommodations but go out of their way to make it your best vacation ever, you have to call Brittany, Robert and little RJ @ Island Abodes. You can’t go wrong when you stay with them! We will be back in November and of course we will be staying with Island Abodes! Thanks for another BEST vacation ever!

Response

 Jeff and Tammy, we were so happy to see you again! Thank you for writing such a great review of our Down Yonder Villa in Chocolate Hole. Thanks for understand the crazy contruction going on! We are glad we could arrange a way to get you back on island. Happy to hear that you were beyond pleased with your stay. We hope you can be back on island very soon! 


Donna, Paul, Mary and Jesse
OMG... amazing!
Posted on: 6/19/2018

Brittany, thank for another great villa. Your Down Yonder exceeded our expectations. The location is perfect (Chocolate Hole). The villa is simply beautiful and had everything we needed to make our stay in paradise perfect. Both bedrooms are spacious and our bed was very comfy. We enjoyed the great room concept every nite after a fun filled day at the beach or sailing. Your outside area is spectacular. The pool was so inviting and welcoming. It was wonderful to finally meet you and RJ in person. Omg he is so adorable. Until next time, Love City Strong

Response

Thank you so much for writing such a great review of our Down Yonder Villa in Chocolate Hole! We were so happy to finally meet you too! I'm glad you found the villa spacious and perfect for your group. It seems that you took full advantage of our outdoor area and pool! We always strive to exceed expectations here at Island Abodes and are beyond pleased to have succeeded. We hope to have you back to our little piece of paradise very soon!


Donna
Just want we needed and more!
Posted on: 6/19/2018

Our stay at the Down Yonder Pool Villa in March 2018 was fantastic! The villa was well-equipped, and had every amenity we wanted. The pool was especially wonderful. AND the owners went above and beyond by providing some essential baby equipment so we could host our granddaughter at the villa easily. Thank you SO much.

Response

 Donna, thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of the Down Yonder Villa at Chocolate Hole! We are happy to hear that you had everything you needed to host your granddaughter! I'm so glad that you enjoyed our different amenities including our lovely pool. We hope to see you very soon back on St. John and at Island Abodes!


Gretchen
Rental Perfection
Posted on: 6/19/2018

Just returned from a week at Down Yonder Pool Villa in March 2018 (post hurricane) and we can not wait for our next trip. We have rented many homes on our travels, on St John and other places, and this home was by far our favorite. We are a family of 4 with two kids aged 10 and 12 and this home’s layout was perfect for us. (We could have easily slept two more on the fold out sofa. ) This home is so well taken care of- clean and everything in good working order. You can tell it is managed by the home’s owners, not just a rental company. Every little touch was thought of. We loved the location- a stunning view, close enough to town, but just far enough away to be peaceful It does sit back from a road, but we did not find the road noise to be anything to note, just a car here and there. There are other homes nearby, but we felt like it was very private! The photos were a perfect representation of the home. On to the particulars…… Post Hurricane: We were unsure what to expect, but the island is ready for visitors. The beaches are still stunning, the trails are ready for hikers, and most stores and restaurants are open. (Not all, but plenty are!) The devastation to homes and parts of the island is heart wrenching, but every visitor helps the economy of the island- so go now!! Kitchen: I cook, and am typically disappointed with rentals because of lack of cooking supplies. Nothing worse than trying to make scrambled eggs in a old yucky pan.. This kitchen is equipped! Great blender, gas stove, a sharp knife, a nice selection of good pans, a crock pot, and a gas grill. Stocked with salt, pepper and olive oil. A keurig coffee machine with coffee, decaf, and green tea. (And a regular coffee pot in the cabinet) And of course, the kitchen has a great view! Bedrooms: Both king beds were super comfy and the air conditioning worked great. Cotton sheets (I am picky about this…) Plenty of closet and drawer space in each. Bathrooms: Both stocked with shampoo, conditioner, and bath gel. Sunscreen and bug spray provided. Lots of bath towels in each. The second bath has a full sized washer and dryer with detergent. The master shower has a big frosted window which you can slide open giving it an outdoor shower feel that we loved! Beach Stuff: I think I counted 8 big fluffy beach towels, light portable beach chairs, a beach umbrella, sand toys and two coolers We were set! Pool and patio area: The pool is clean and well maintained. Chaise loungers for sunning, a dining table and that big shaded circle chair… heaven. Landscape: The owners have put a lot of time and effort in to this. Even post hurricane, the landscaping is stunning. Wifi/TV: Worked great while we were there. Were able to find our team’s march madness game on sling tv Our verizon cell phones worked great at the house. Book keeping: I booked and paid on the Island Abodes website. Everything was smooth and easy and communication was excellent! Brittany emailed us a nice welcome packet with all the info we could need. Having been to the island before, the self check in process worked great for us. If you would feel more comfortable with an escort to the house from the ferry, you might mention that ahead of time. I honestly cannot think of a con for this house. (except that they wouldn’t let us just stay forever!) Many thanks to Brittany, Robert and RJ for their hospitality!

Response

 Gretchen, thank you so much for taking the time to review our Down Yonder Villa in Chocolate Hole! We are so glad that you had such a pleasant experience staying with us. We are happy to hear that you found the location convenient and private. Thanks for the complement on the landscape. Robert has been hard at work Post Hurricane to get it into top shape. It sounds like you took full advantage of the ammendities including the kitchen, beach gear, and pool! Robert and I always want our guest to have the best experience possible on island, so we are so happy you all of your needs were met! We hope to see you soon back on sunny St. John! Thanks again.


Kody Bliven
Lovely home with a great view
Posted on: 7/17/2017

The house was amazing and very clean! Love all that was supplied - beach towel, shampoo, soaps, and even coolers to take to the beach. Paige at Island Abodes was very responsive and helpful. Definitely would go back!

Response

Hi Kody! Thank you so much for your review of the Down Yonder Pool Villa at Chocolate Hole. We're so happy to hear you found the accommodations to be clean and well stocked with a variety of amenities. Beach essentials for an island vacation are a must! We can't wait to welcome you back to Island Abodes on your next visit to sunny St. John.


Michael
Incredible
Posted on: 6/4/2017

Our stay was incredible. The home "Down Yonder" was conveniently located next to the market as well as Cruz Bay restaurants. The pool was a plus and the view was incredible. All the suggestions made by our host were also top notch. We met a lot of people on the beaches as well as in restaurants who became friends. We shared our experience for the stay with Islands Abode. Many of them took this information to look and possibly book at Islands Abode. Thanks for the best vacation ever and we will be back.

Response

Michael, it makes us so happy to hear that Island Abodes helped give you the best vacation ever! Thank you for taking the time to review your stay in the Down Yonder Pool Villa at Chocolate Hole. It sounds as though you found the location to be convenient, and that you thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful Caribbean views and refreshing outdoor pool. We so appreciate you sharing our information with new island friends ... there is certainly no better endorsement than a happy guest! We can't wait to welcome you back to Island Abodes and sunny St. John again soon.   


Pat and Jim
Chocolate Hole Charm
Posted on: 6/4/2017

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.

Response

Hi Pat and Jim! Thank you so much for the review and recommendation of your stay in the Down Yonder Pool Villa at Chocolate Hole. I'm happy to hear you found the location convenient and the variety of provided beach amenities useful. A dip in the pool is certainly a nice treat after a hot day at the beach! We hope to welcome you back to Island Abodes and sunny St. John again soon. 


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.
Response
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!
Response
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.

Response

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! 


Michael
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.

Response

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!


Sarah
Fabulous
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!

Response

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 :)


Blair
Amazing!!!
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.

Response

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.


Shane
Nice
Posted on: 4/27/2017

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

Response

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.


Shelby
WOW
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!

Response

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!


Peggy
Fantastic!
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!

Margaret
Perfect!
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.

Stephanie
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!

Gwen
Paradise!
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.

Elizabeth
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!

Rasah
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!!!!

Kira
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!!!

Cheryl
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.”

Rico
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.

Response

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!


Monica
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.

Response

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!


Michael
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!

Response

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!


Kristi
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.

Response

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 :)


Rachel
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!

Response

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!


Salina
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!

Response

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!