Garden Suite at Chocolate Hole

Neighborhood: Chocolate Hole Beds: 1 | Baths: 1 | Sleeps: 4

  • Your St. John Vacation Home - King bedroom w/ AC

        Your St. John Vacation Home - King bedroom w/ AC

  • Your St. John Vacation Home - Expansive patio

        Your St. John Vacation Home - Expansive patio

  • Your St. John Vacation Home - Comfy island living

        Your St. John Vacation Home - Comfy island living

  • Your St. John Vacation Home - Property entrance

        Your St. John Vacation Home - Property entrance

  • Your St. John Vacation Home - Private parking

        Your St. John Vacation Home - Private parking

  • Your St. John Vacation Home - Private staircase

        Your St. John Vacation Home - Private staircase

  • Your St. John Vacation Home - Tropical gardens

        Your St. John Vacation Home - Tropical gardens

  • Your St. John Vacation Home - Native stonework

        Your St. John Vacation Home - Native stonework

  • Your St. John Vacation Home - Kitchen/Living Room

        Your St. John Vacation Home - Kitchen/Living Room

  • Your St. John Vacation Home - Stone patio

        Your St. John Vacation Home - Stone patio

  • Your St. John Vacation Home - Bathroom

        Your St. John Vacation Home - Bathroom

  • Your St. John Vacation Home - Al fresco dining

        Your St. John Vacation Home - Al fresco dining

Property Details

  • Category: Villa
  • Beds: 1
  • Baths: 1
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Unit Size: 1500 sq feet

The Garden Suite at Chocolate Hole Bay is a private one-bedroom apartment suite located just outside of town in the quiet neighborhood of Chocolate Hole. It features a King size bed in its air conditioned bedroom and a full size futon in the kitchen/living space. The Garden Suite is well equipped with a full kitchen and has wifi throughout, as well as a washer and dryer.

The Garden Suite has an expansive outdoor living space affording guests the option to bask in the sun while looking at the waters of Chocolate Hole or relax in the shade while lounging on the suite’s comfortable outdoor furniture. And for those of you who like to cook out, the Garden Suite comes with your own Weber grill. The Garden Suite is surrounded by lush plantings, tropical fruit trees and native stonework. Depending on the time of year, you may be able to have a fresh papaya or banana plucked right from the property.

When staying with us, you’ll have everything you 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 relax on while watching the stars come out at night.

The Garden Suite is located on the bottom floor of the Down Yonder Villa. But no need to worry, it has its own private entrance that winds down among the fruit trees and its own parking area as well. The Garden Suite is so private and quiet, you will feel like you are the only ones around.

The Garden Suite at Chocolate Hole is a great choice for travelers looking for privacy, an incredible outdoor living space and comfort, all while being close to town. We can almost guarantee that you’ll love the Garden Suite at Chocolate Hole so much, you’ll be booking your next trip before the ferry leaves the dock!

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

Availability


Rates

StartEndNightly
1/3/20174/15/2017$249.00
4/16/20177/31/2017$199.00
8/1/201711/17/2017$179.00
11/18/201712/17/2017$199.00
12/18/20171/2/2018$299.00
1/3/20184/15/2018$249.00
4/16/20187/5/2018$199.00
7/6/201811/18/2018$179.00

Amenities

  • Activities
  • Hiking
  • Museums
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Tennis Court
  • Bedrooms
  • King Bed
  • Linens
  • Sleep Sofa
  • Towels
  • Communications
  • WiFi
  • Entertainment
  • Books
  • TV
  • Included Services
  • AC
  • Airmatt/Sleeper
  • Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Board
  • Microwave
  • Inside Amenities
  • Smoke Detector
  • Kitchen Equipment
  • Coffee Maker
  • Full Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Kitchen Utensils
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Other Amenities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fans
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid
  • W D
  • Washing Machine
  • Outside Amenities
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Coolers
  • Beach Gear
  • Beach Towels
  • Covered Deck
  • Deck
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Private Parking
  • Suitability
  • Child Friendly
  • Couple Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Pet Friendly
  • Senior Friendly
  • Singles Friendly
  • View And Location
  • Ocean View
Attractions Category Distance
Property
Your St. John Vacation Home - King bedroom w/ AC Garden Suite at Chocolate Hole
Category:Villa
Neighborhood: Chocolate Hole
Baths:
Sleeps: 4
Garden Suite at Chocolate Hole Villa -
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Category:Beach
Address: USVI
Monte Bay Beach Beach 1917 ft.
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Category:Beach
Address: USVI
Chocolate Hole Beach Beach 1997 ft.
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Category:Beach
Address: USVI
Hart Bay Beach Beach 2067 ft.
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westin gym
Category:Fitness Center
Address: USVI
Westin Resort and Villas Gym Fitness Center 2423 ft.
5

Category:Beach
Address: USVI
Great Cruz Bay Beach Beach 2725 ft.
6

Category:Gas Station
Address: USVI
Race Track Gas Gas Station 2896 ft.
7

Category:Beach
Address: USVI
Klein Bay Beach Beach 3839 ft.
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Category:Gas Station
Address: USVI
E-C Gas and Service Station Gas Station 4379 ft.
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imgres
Category:Restaurant
Address: USVI
Sam and Jack's Deli Restaurant 4518 ft.
10
Marketplace
Category:Shopping Center
Address: USVI
The Marketplace Shopping Center 4535 ft.
Karen
Secluded getaway
Posted on: 3/25/2017

Perfect place to stay on St. John. Convenient drive to town but felt secluded due to the lovely tropical landscape. Communication with Brittany was outstanding with almost immediate response. We especially enjoyed the outdoor patio area but could have used better lighting when barbecuing. Kitchen was nicely equipped. We didn't run the a/c during our stay because there was a nice breeze. We will definitely stay here when we visit St. John again.


Sonya
Wow! Everything and more!
Posted on: 3/25/2017

I can't say enough about this trip! It was everything I was hoping for and more. The garden suite was absolutely breath taking, there were a few days we never left the deck! Im definitely planning a return trip and unless my ears were failing me I believe I heard a pool above me!! Thank you for a wonderful vacation! 


Jill
Great Honeymoon at the Garden Suite
Posted on: 11/26/2016

The place was nearly exactly as expected and just lovely! It was as peaceful, modern and picturesque as the pictures showed and even more comfortable than we could have imagined. It had a perfect set-up with a super comfortable bed and a luxurious lounge space outdoors. The rain-head shower was luscious. The kitchen was fully equipped. There was TV and internet for those quiet evenings indoors, but also being very close to Cruz Bay it was just a quick 5 min drive into the small city for a night on the town. It was definitely well worth the price and Brittany and Robert were fantastic hosts. The only thing that was unexpected was a little road traffic noise, but by being centrally located on this small island it would be impossible to get away from the road noise entirely. On an evening it was nice and quiet when the traffic was low. We would certainly stay here again. Thanks Brittany & Robert!

Response

Many thanks for the lovely review of your stay in the Garden Suite at Chocolate Hole, Jill! I am so happy to hear that the suite accommodations and tropical outdoor space exceeded your expectations. Vacations should be filled with comfort and luxury! The rain-head shower is one of our favorite features, too! I love when our guests are able to utilize the various amenities provided to enhance their experience. Robert and I are thrilled that you enjoyed the Garden Suite and its convenient location. We hope to have you visit us again in Love City soon! Thanks again!


Mike
Great Place to Stay with Added Value
Posted on: 10/3/2016

I stayed at the Garden Suite with my wife and toddler. The property is not within walking distance of downtown or the beach, however, we found this to be a non-issue.....AND we saved a ton of money! Garden Suite is a quick taxi ride to downtown, or a short drive by rental car. Our first trip to St. John we stayed downtown, without a rental car, and really didn't get to explore the island. We found that renting a jeep was the only way to go. All the really good beaches are on the North shore and there are a ton of things to see that require transportation. Our experience staying at the Garden Suite was fantastic. The property is located right below the owners house, but is totally separate, private, and very quite. The owners are absolutely wonderful and provided a lot of added value to our trip. Brittany and Robert provided advice on everything you need to know to have fun and save money at the same time. Brittany was enthusiastic and happy to help us navigate all the choices---food, sites, beaches, etc. I found this personal touch to be invaluable! The apartment is very nice and very clean. There is a full kitchen with a Ninja blender and Keurig coffee maker, and all the stuff you need to eat at home---eating out every meal on St. John will cost you more than accommodations or airfare. The bathroom is spacious and has everything you need. The property is up on a hill and gives you a view of the bay (Chocolate Hole) from the balcony, which is absolutely fantastic. The balcony is beautiful with lots of stone work and is the entire length of the apartment. It has all the furniture you need to relax and hang out, and has a BBQ grill as well. The owners also provided snorkeling gear, beach chairs, and a cooler. Great property and great customer service...we will definitely be staying here again on our next trip.

Response

Thank you for your detailed review Mike! We're glad you and your family enjoyed your stay at the Garden Suite and found it to be clean, spacious, and fully stocked. We're also glad you enjoyed the private location and sunset views! Thank you for including so many details about your stay with us. We know future guests will appreciate it. Thank you again and please come back to see us very soon!


Ana
Awesome Stay
Posted on: 10/3/2016

Brittany met us upon arrival and gave us a quick tour of the space and over view of the How To's. She graciously provided us with 2 local beers and some snacks, which was much appreciated after a long journey. We enjoyed the privacy and quiet that the Garden Suite provided. We loved the location.

Response

Thanks for your review Ana! We're glad you guys enjoyed yourselves and it was our pleasure to ensure you had everything you needed and were well taken care of throughout your stay. Thanks again for your feedback and for choosing Island Abodes!


SAP
SO PEACEFUL!
Posted on: 7/17/2016

I had an amazing stay in the Garden Suite! The full kitchen gave me the option to cook meals at the unit with the full sized refrigerator, oven, microwave, Ninja blender, Keurig coffee maker, and so much more. Robert and Brittany even provided regular coffee, decaf coffee, and tea for each night of my stay. The bathroom is spacious and included a hair dryer, shampoo, conditioner, and body wash. It was everything I needed and more! My favorite part about the unit was the patio. The patio is as large as the inside of the unit with comfortable lounging chairs, a grill, and a table and chairs for outdoor dining. I spent most of my time lounging outside! I also loved the washer and dryer, beach chairs, cooler, beach umbrella, and snorkel gear in the unit! The Garden Suite at Chocolate Hole has a great location. There is a grocery store very close by and driving to town takes only a few minutes. All of the North Shore beaches were easy to get to as well from the unit. I absolutely loved my stay in paradise and I'm already planning to come back! :)


Rebecca
Nice Weekend Away
Posted on: 10/3/2016

I enjoyed the cozy atmosphere and garden setting of the suite very much. Brittany provided all the information I needed for my stay - she may the entire experience very easy. I had everything I needed during my stay. St. John is a beautiful island - I would love to return and would be happy to stay at this location again!

Response

Many thanks for the great review Rebecca! Robert and I really appreciate your feedback and were happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with Island Abodes. It was truly my pleasure to make your experience on St. John as easy and enjoyable as possible, and we'd love to have you back. Thanks again and we'll see you soon!


Suzanne
Amazing Trip!
Posted on: 6/25/2016
I had an amazing time at the Chocolate Hole Suite! Brittany and Robert were very hospitable and professional. The location was great. There was a lovely view of the ocean from a private spacious patio. You can stay here without a car, but prepared to either get to know a taxi driver or walk ten minutes to the Westin to grab a taxi. It was far more reasonable to just grab taxis when you need them in lieu of renting a car. The suite was very spacious and ventilated well. There is an AC unit in the bedroom. The bed was very comfortable and so was the futon for the brief moment I sat on it. The covered patio with a water view was so nice that all of my time lounging was spent there. The kitchen was fully equipped and the grocery store was a ten minute walk. You can grab a taxi flying by to get back to the suite should you need it. If you are looking for your own little slice of the island this is it. I travel quite a bit and this place stacked up and surpassed my previous experiences. You will have more than what you need in a tranquil and well cared for location. Thank you again Brittany and Robert for an amazing trip!

Joseph
Private spot
Posted on: 6/25/2016
This unit was a wonderful base for a lovely week on St. John. It's a private spot in a quite residential neighborhood only a short taxi ride from the "bustle" of Cruz Bay. Brittany was a great host and- since we decided to not rent a car- was kind enough to pick us up at the dock and bring us back when it was time to leave. She even suggested a stop at the grocery (and liquor) store on the way to the house- which was key to making good use of the facilities, allowing us to make breakfast and enjoy it on the expansize porch each morning. I wouldn't hesitate to book another stay with Island Abodes.

Clifford
Very private and quiet
Posted on: 10/3/2016

This apartment was perfect for me and my wife while staying on St John. Brittany was very helpful and even picked us up at the ferry. The apartment is clean and cozy, close enough to town but very private and quiet.”

Response

Hi Clifford! Thanks for taking the time to post a review regarding your stay with us! It was my pleasure to pick you and your lovely wife up from the ferry dock! Robert and I were happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and found the apartment clean, cozy and convenient. Thank you again and we hope to see you next time you visit our beautiful island!


Paige
Amazing Hosts
Posted on: 6/25/2016
Brittany and Robert were amazing hosts! Our travel on the way to STJ was delayed and pushed back our check-in time to midnight! Brittany was easy to communicate with, super accommodating and helped us with transportation to and from the ferry twice. The 1-bedroom in Chocolate Hole was perfect with a lovely view. We had everything we needed for a short stay. I can't say enough how great it was to stay with Brittany and Robert! I will gladly recommend anyone to stay with them while traveling to STJ. We hope to be back soon and continuing our adventure :)

Sarah
Amazing little place!
Posted on: 10/3/2016

What an amazing little place! Vacationing on St. John was so easy and relaxing, and staying at Brittany and Robert's place only made our experience that much nicer. The apartment was filled with things to make our stay more comfortable: beach towels, bug spray, beach chairs, umbrella, cooler, washer and dryer, a Keurig machine, a stocked kitchen (including spices and Rubbermaid containers), plenty of fans for air circulation, an AC unit, and a Roku (with subscriptions!). The layout of the apartment was great, everything was clean and tidy, and Brittany was always in touch and happy to answer any of our questions. We had a great time!”

Response

We were so happy to read your review and hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! Thank you for taking the time to post on Airbnb and include so many wonderful details and suggestions. We take pride in ensuring all of our guests are 100% satisfied with their stay so we can't thank you enough for bringing a few things to our attention. Robert and I will definitely take a look at the outdoor lighting and see what we can do about adding additional lighting for our guest's convenience. We will also ensure that all of the bulbs are fully operational and provide those few items you mentioned in the kitchen! You really did have some wonderful suggestions and again, without guest feedback, we are sometimes unaware of things that could be improved. So thank you! Other than those few things, it sounds like you had everything you needed and that you really enjoyed your stay, and nothing makes us happier. We hope to welcome you back to St. John in the future and that you'll decide to stay with


Laura
Perfect outdoor patio
Posted on: 10/3/2016

Our party of three had a lovely, well cared for stay, at the Chocolate Hole Apartment. Brittany was great about communicating via email before the trip all that we would need to know, offered to meet us at the ferry when we arrived if needed, and stopped in to greet us when once we were settled. There were even a few treats in the apartment to welcome us. She was easy to reach when we had questions about the island during our stay as well. With all that we never felt hovered over, just well cared for. The accommodations are exactly as described and pictured. The outdoor patio serves as a perfect living room, giving the otherwise compact well functioning apartment a spacious feel. I really appreciated the simplicity and functionality, along with tasteful decorating - made for a very pleasant environment. The neighborhood is quiet and residential. The most noisy aspect are the roosters. A nice touch we noted were sets of ear plugs on each night table. I personally loved St. John and will for sure be back one day. I highly recommend staying with Brittany and Robert at Island Abodes, they are the epitome of professional hosts.”

Response

Hi Laura! Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a wonderful review on Airbnb. Your kind words regarding your stay are much appreciated and we sincerely enjoying having you three stay with us. It sounds as though you enjoyed your accommodations, the included amenities and the location of the apartment. We do our best to always be available for our guests without being intrusive. We know our guests sometimes need suggestions and guidance, and we want everyone to fall in love with St. John just like we did. Thank you again Laura. We appreciate your review and recommendation. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future!


Katie
I LOVE this place in Chocolate Hole!
Posted on: 10/3/2016

I LOVE this place in Chocolate Hole! My boyfriend and I didn't want to leave. The King bed is like a heavenly bed and sheets are oh-so-soft. Air conditioner is quiet and effective! Screens are on all windows and doors so no mosquitos come in. Fully equipped kitchen and we made a lovely meal. 2 welcome beers in the fridge. easy-to-use kuerig coffee and tea machine. comfortable sitting room. The entire place is very clean! nice hot shower. now let me get to the covered deck...We LOVE this deck. It’s huge and so peaceful. Calming wind chimes. Comfortable chaise lounges. Great big BBQ Grill. Nice outdoor table and chairs for dining. 2 outdoor ceiling fans. Beautiful tropical plants abound. Very private! View of the ocean. Quick less than 5 minute walk down the hill to the main road where you can hitch or call a taxi for pick up if you don't rent a car. Sweet little bench in a Banyan Tree grotto. This is a nice and quiet place. We are counting the days until we get to go to our little house of serenity again!”

Response

Thank you Katie and thank you for choosing to stay with us again!! It was great seeing you and Robert and I always rave about what a great guest you are! Thanks for posting such a great review and for providing so many details about the property. We look forward to your next visit!


Audrey
Stress-free place
Posted on: 10/3/2016

Brittany and Robert were the most friendly airbnb host I've ever met. They were so helpful. Brittany proposed herself to come pick us up at the ferry dock and she was in time. She also made a stop by the grocery store/liquor store to make sure we had everything we needed in the appartment. Once At the appartment, Robert showed the place and tricks to us. They made sure we had a good time. The appartment is all furnished and has everything one needs to go to the beach, cook, sleep and clean clothes! I really recommend this stress-free place to anyone and I would surely come back there if I ever travelled back to Saint John!”

Response

Thanks Audrey! It was great meeting you both and thank you again for choosing Island Abodes. Robert and I were happy to welcome you to St. John and to ensure you had everything you needed! It truly is our pleasure and we're just glad you enjoyed yourself during your stay with us. We hope to see you again - take care! :)


DRM
Great getaway
Posted on: 6/25/2016
Excellent accomodation! Everything you need including easy parking, great hosts, garden setting and great outdoor sitting/dining area. Great for couples. Easy drive to Cruz Bay and attractions beyond. Thanks to Robert and Brittany for tremendous hospitality. I would definitely stay here again. Can't wait for our next trip.

Tom
FANTASTIC PATIO PARADISE
Posted on: 6/25/2016
This villa was truly perfect for my wife and I. We practically lived on the patio! The outside living area was extraordinary with lush landscaping, great seating, tropical breezes, and an ocean view. The ceiling fans on the patio were great for deterring mosquitos. The unit felt private and had a wonderful location with easy access to town (some road noise). It was clean and well maintained. The washer and dryer were a great plus! We definitely would stay there again! Also, an added treat was the fresh papayas from the garden!

Malinda
Best Yet! All Around Perfect!!
Posted on: 6/25/2016
This was our second trip to St. John. First time we stayed in a villa overlooking Coral bay and thought that could not be beat. We decided on a last minute birthday celebration and were lucky enough to find this place. I am so glad we did. The location is so convenient and close to the beaches, town, groceries, gas and anything else you might need. There is a great view. The apartment is very comfortable and spacious for two people. Robert was an incredible host with recommendations when we asked and quickly responsive to any questions or needs. We did not cook this time, but everything you would need to prepare a simple meal was readily available. We loved being close to town. The apartment was easy to access, not three or four flights of very steep steps or hills as we previously had to deal with. The grounds are beautiful and well kept. I can't say enough. In fact, I almost did not want to submit a review because we want to come back and are afraid it will be booked. We are coming back in August with two or three friends and do hope to stay in the property above this apartment. (There was another couple and child in the property above us during our stay. We would not have known that had Robert not told us. We did not hear anyone or see anyone during our stay. (We knew they were there only because we saw their Jeep). Thanks Robertl for a great stay in our favorite place.

St. John Regular
Very nice and no complaints!
Posted on: 6/25/2016
We have gone to St. J often and stayed at various locations, including other villas, Caneel Bay and Westin. I found this villa to be an excellent option for a couple (max 3 people if you use the futon in the LR). It was good to have a kitchen because eating out all the time is very expensive in St. J, and having a full kitchen plus the outdoor grill was perfect. Kitchen has all basic needs. The property isn't too far from all the beaches (sits on a main road), but you will need a car (we rented ours in St.T and took car-ferry to St. J). Villa is close to grocery shopping. About 5 min. from Cruz Bay and 15 min. to Trunk or Cinnamon Bay. Robert was very attentive and available. Overall, a very nice place to stay. Thanks, Robert!

Melanie
Gorgeous views, amazing patio, clean, all the amenities you will need
Posted on: 10/3/2016

I took my daughter to St. John on a last minute senior trip and I am so happy we stumbled upon this villa. The space was perfect, the views are gorgeous and the patio is to die for. We would hit a different beach each day with our picnic lunch, beach chairs, towels, and cooler, thanks to the thoughtful owners we had everything we needed. After our long days of exploring the beaches/town we would return to the villa to relax with a good book on the patio and a glass of wine (for mom). I highly recommend this villa and St. John, everyone we met was so gracious and kind, many thanks for the wonderful memories!

Response

Thank you for posting a review Melanie! We were so happy you and your daughter stumbled upon our villa too, we truly enjoyed having you and we glad to hear you had everything you needed to enjoy our little island. Thank you for the recommendation and we hope you and your daughter have a new tradition and come see us every year! We'd love to have you.


Suzanne
Amazing Patio!
Posted on: 6/25/2016
I had an amazing time at the Chocolate Hole Suite! Brittany and Robert were very hospitable and professional. The location was great. There was a lovely view of the ocean from a private spacious patio. The suite was very spacious and ventilated well. There is an AC unit in the bedroom. The bed was very comfortable and so was the futon for the brief moment I sat on it. The covered patio with a water view was so nice that all of my time lounging was spent there. The kitchen was fully equipped and the grocery store was a ten minute walk, less than two minute drive. If you are looking for your own little slice of the island this is it. I travel quite a bit and this place stacked up and surpassed my previous experiences. You will have more than what you need in a tranquil and well cared for location. Thank you again Brittany and Robert for an amazing trip!

Eloise
Perfect Location and 5 star porch!
Posted on: 10/3/2016

This was my first trip to St.John with 2 girlfriends. With minimal knowledge about the area, we stumbled upon this little oasis in Chocolate Hole. The first thing we said was "This is so much better than the photos!". That's a rarity in the real estate world. Brittany mentioned they try to manage expectations--but I can promise the view is even more spectacular in person. The price couldn't be beat for the accommodations. Clean, well kept, spacious patio and such a great location. So close to a great little market and Cruz Bay (with bars, shops and restaurants). Robert and Brittany were fantastic with correspondence and response times. They recommended renting a jeep (a must for the hills!) and gave us ample suggestions for beaches and restaurants. They even had sunscreen, bug spray, extra beach towels and laundry detergent too. Those simple amenities made it so much easier for us. As you can tell by their other 5 star reviews, they are wonderful hosts and we cannot wait to visit again!

Response

Hi again Eloise! Thanks so much for your 5 star review. We were honored to be a part of your first trip to St. John and thank you for the kind words regarding your stay! We try to provide everything our guests may need and were happy to hear you found the apartment convenient, clean and well stocked. We hope we make the cut for your second trip to St. John! The view will be waiting for you!


Josh
Great Experience!!
Posted on: 10/3/2016

We took a last minute trip on Memorial Day weekend and Brittany and Robert were incredibly accommodating. They worked with us to make sure we were well taken care of during our vacation. Brittany was quick to respond to any question before and during our stay. They helped make our first trip to St. John a wonderful experience, and we definitely want to visit again soon! We would definitely book with them again.

Response

Thanks for your review Josh! We were happy to help you during your first visit to St. John and were delighted to hear you felt well taken care of and enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again soon! Thanks again.


Anonymous
Friendly, Clean and Comfortable
Posted on: 10/3/2016

Robert and Brittany are so friendly and accommodating - they've truly thought of everything you might need during your stay (complete with fresh mangoes from their yard upon arrival). The villa is close to Cruz Bay, but in a quiet location with a beautiful view of the ocean and spectacular outdoor space. Clean, comfortable and beautiful all around - would recommend highly to anyone.

Response

We were so glad to hear you had everything you needed during your stay and that you enjoyed the yummy mangoes! It sounds as though you found the villa comfortable and convenient and we can't thank you enough for your recommendation! Thank you for taking the time to post a review and we hope to see you again in the future.


Emily
Helpful owners, lovely patio and comfortable beds!
Posted on: 10/3/2016

Great space and Robert and Brittany were amazing from start to finish, with great beach/restaurant recommendations and helpful tips on navigating our departure through the July 4th festivities. Highest recommendation!

Response

Hi Emily! Thanks so much for posting a review regarding your recent stay with us! I was glad to hear you enjoyed our local recommendations and that our tips helped guide you through a very lively and crowded time on St. John.. We truly appreciate your recommendation and kind words and hope to have you back to stay with us again real soon! Thanks again! Great space and Robert and Brittany were amazing from start to finish, with great beach/restaurant recommendations and helpful tips on navigating our departure through the July 4th festivities. Highest recommendation!


Joseph
Great Vacation
Posted on: 6/24/2016
This unit was a wonderful base for a lovely week on St. John. It's a private spot in a quite residential neighborhood only a short taxi ride from the "bustle" of Cruz Bay. Brittany was a great host and- since we decided to not rent a car- was kind enough to pick us up at the dock and bring us back when it was time to leave. She even suggested a stop at the grocery (and liquor) store on the way to the house- which was key to making good use of the facilities, allowing us to make breakfast and enjoy it on the expansize porch each morning. I wouldn't hesitate to book another stay with Island Abodes.

Elma
Amazing Stay!
Posted on: 10/3/2016

This place is so amazing! Extremely close to town, close to grocery stores, and on the main road. I highly recommend renting a car if you want to explore the island on your own (we rented with Courtesy Rental and they picked us up from the Ferry Dock and dropped us off for no cost). The unit had a full kitchen, AC in the bedroom...which made the entire apartment cool if you stayed inside for most of the day. Please note, you should not leave the AC on if you are not in the apartment for the day because electricity is pretty expensive on the island. We left it off when we out for the day, but when we came back in, it made the entire unit comfortable enough to where I got a little cold at times! There is a Weber grill out on the patio which was great for the nights we wanted to stay in and cook. Robert and Brittany will replace the gas if you run out, we did not run out but Robert did let us know they would take care of that. Sitting on the patio at night was also such a great experience, yes the mosquitos can be annoying but as long as you have spray and have deterant lights on, you won't have an issue. This was such as great stay for the money, the view is great at night and during the day, and the short drive to town and beaches was awesome. The king bed was very comfortable. There were plenty of towels and even beach towels to take on daily trips. There is also a washer/dryer for guests which had detergent and even dryer sheets. Robert and Brittany also provided a big carry cooler which can fit plenty of cans/food/ice, this was essential compared to a bookbag if going on day long trips to the beach. They also provided beach chairs which are super helpful for beaches where towels are not comfortable enough (Francis beach which is a little elevated). Overall, we felt we had the whole place to oursleves, the outside patio had fans and lights and mosquito deterant lights at night which really helped prevent getting bit up at night. Although if u go during rainy reason, its a little inevitable that you will get bit just a little! A little bendrayl lotion or calomine lotion will help! This was such a great place to stay and had everything we needed! Eating out in STJ can be a litty pricey, so cooking breakfast in the mornings and having a big cooler to bring sandwiches to the beaches for lunch, went a long way! Thank you Robert and Brittany for the wonderful accomodations! We'll be back soon!!!

Response

We can't thank you enough for your wonderful review Elma! We truly appreciate you taking the time to leave a review and including so many details for our future guests! It sounds as though you enjoyed the villa and the island overall, other than those pesky mosquitos! We were very glad to hear you enjoyed the convenient location of our villa and the many amenities that we include to make your stay more enjoyable. As Owners and local St. Johnians, we know sometimes travelers forget certain items and we do our best to make sure we provide you with anything and everything you might need! Thanks again for your detailed review - we look forward to welcoming you back!


Clifford
Great Stay
Posted on: 6/24/2016
This apartment was perfect for me and my wife while staying on St John. Brittany was very helpful and even picked us up at the ferry. The apartment is clean and cozy, close enough to town but very private and quiet.

Paige
Wow
Posted on: 10/3/2016

Brittany and Robert were amazing hosts! Our travel on the way to STJ was delayed and pushed back our check-in time to midnight! Brittany was easy to communicate with, super accommodating and helped us with transportation to and from the ferry twice. The 1-bedroom in Chocolate Hole was perfect with a lovely view. We had everything we needed for a short stay. I can't say enough how great it was to stay with Brittany and Robert! I will gladly recommend anyone to stay with them while traveling to STJ. We hope to be back soon and continuing our adventure :)

Response

Thank you so much for your review Paige! It was great meeting you both - you were such amazing guests and Robert and I truly enjoyed having you! We were so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay, the beautiful view, and that you plan to recommend us! We look forward to having you next time you're on St. John and thanks again for your kind words! Take care :)


Caleb
Honeymoon
Posted on: 10/3/2016

Awesome view, very clean, has everything you'd want or need. Worth every penny.

Response

Thanks Caleb! We really appreciate your review. We loved hearing that you had everything you needed during your stay and that you found the apartment clean and worth every penny! We look forward to welcoming you back and hope you'll consider staying with us again! Thanks again.


Sarah
Babymoon
Posted on: 6/24/2016
What an amazing little place! Vacationing on St. John was so easy and relaxing, and staying at Brittany and Robert's place only made our experience that much nicer. The apartment was filled with things to make our stay more comfortable: beach towels, bug spray, beach chairs, umbrella, cooler, washer and dryer, a Keurig machine, a stocked kitchen (including spices and Rubbermaid containers), plenty of fans for air circulation, an AC unit, and a Roku (with subscriptions!). The layout of the apartment was great, everything was clean and tidy, and Brittany was always in touch and happy to answer any of our questions. We had a great time!

Katie
Gorgeous Views, Amazing Porch, Wonderful Apartment, Very Clean!
Posted on: 10/3/2016

This villa is truly amazing. Brittany & Robert were excellent hosts! We had originally planned on staying at their smaller studio on the island and Brittany and Robert were very gracious to call us and offer a free upgrade to this unit because the A/C had not been fully installed in the Studio yet. We were so surprised and excited by their generous offer. Suffice it to say we will certainly be back! The porch is huge, and had two ceiling fans to help to keep any mosquitoes away. The view truly is more spectacular in person than the photos show. The ocean view is great, and you are otherwise surrounded by beautiful trees in the garden area. There are full-time residents upstairs--but you will never hear them. There is a full size gas grill and table on the porch as well. The kitchen inside has everything you might need from a Keurig to a toaster, basic spices, pots and pans, cooking utensils, etc. We did chose to bring some of our own food--and cooked a lot of the grill. The grocery store in town has any meats or produce you will otherwise need. The bed is very comfortable and the bathroom is very clean! Brittany also made sure we knew that the 2-chairs, umbrella, and cooler were for our use--and put out more beach towels (above the 2 already supplied) for us because we didn't bring any! Overall, wonderful, peaceful place to stay that is a very short drive into downtown Cruz Bay and the North Shore beaches. Brittany and Robert were always a text away for suggestions on where to eat, or where to get rentals. I couldn't recommend this place more highly, and am sure that any stay with Island Abodes would be similarly wonderful!

Response

Thanks for your review Katie! It was our pleasure to provide you guys with a complimentary upgrade - we always want our guests to have the best we can possibly give, and we were so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us! The view is my favorite part of the apartment too, so it made us happy to hear you say it was even better in person. Thanks again for your kind words and details regarding the accommodations and the island - it sounds like you had a wonderful time and had everything you needed. We hope to see you again very soon and once again welcome you as a guest of Island Abodes!


Anonymous
The Perfect Escape
Posted on: 10/3/2016

The Chocolate Hole suite was the perfect stay on my recent visit to STJ. It had all of the amenities that I needed including the A/C in the bedroom, which was a MUST. It was nice to have access to a full kitchen and quick coffee on the go. The porch even had a small view. I loved being a short distance from town and all that Cruz Bay offers, while still enjoying the peace and quiet. Thank you Brittany and Robert for going above and beyond on my recent visit and for showing me true southern hospitality! Can't wait for my next stay with you!

Response

Happy New Year! Thank you for your review and for taking the time to share it on VRBO! It was honestly our pleasure to host you and we just like hearing that you had everything you needed (and wanted!) during your stay on St. John! We think the Garden Suite has a nice location too, so we're glad you found it convenient to town but also peaceful, as a vacation should be. Thanks again for sharing your feedback and giving us a great rating! We can't wait for your next stay with us either!


Bruce
A perfect get away
Posted on: 10/3/2016

We absolutely loved this villa. Its quaint, comfortable, and had everything we needed. The location is great - close enough to the center of town but far enough away to feel remote. Beautiful views from the deck. We were very satisfied with the whole experience and highly recommend Brittany and Robert as hosts and specifically this villa.

Response

Hi again Bruce! Thanks so much for sharing your feedback regarding your stay at the Garden Suite! It was great to hear you found it comfortable, convenient and well-equipped. We really appreciate you recommending us and we hope to see you again in the near future. Thanks again and Happy Holidays!


Jennifer
We found a gem in St. John!
Posted on: 10/3/2016

Brittany and Robert's Chocolate Hole Villa was perfect for our family! We were traveling with an 18 month old and were in search of something convenient, quiet, and with all the comforts of home. We scored! We loved the location, it was easy to get to - in a nice area tucked just far enough outside of town, but not too far. We had all the privacy that we were looking for and we also knew that Brittany and Robert were easily accessible should we need them. Nicely appointed house with a great deck and a view to top it off! My favorite touch was the extensive lighting system that Robert installed to light up all the walkways and native plants and trees around the villa. Magical! We had a great time in St. John and their villas will be the first place we look to book when we come back to St. John! Thank you!

Response

We loved having you and your family Jennifer! Thanks so much for your review and your kind words regarding your recent stay with Island Abodes. Robert loved hearing how much you liked the lighting in the garden and we are just so happy that you felt well taken care of, especially with your sweet baby. We truly look forward to having you back and promise to take great care of you every time you're on St. John! See you soon. Happy Holidays!


Anitra
Wonderful location, wonderful hosts!
Posted on: 10/3/2016

After a girls trip and a travel glitch, I extended my stay in beautiful St. John for a couple of days. Brittany and Robert's Chocolate Hole Villa was perfect for me, and they were wonderful hosts. Brittany was incredibly helpful and went above and beyond my expectations by picking me up and dropping me off at the ferry. The Villa is tucked away on a hill and has a little bit of a view and lush surroundings. A quick taxi ride to town, AC, laundry, beach chairs, towels, a cooler...they thought of everything. Bedding was comfy, place was clean and spacious. I'm definitely coming back. Thank you for your wonderful hospitality. Cheers!

Response

Thank you Anitra! I was happy to help you out and we were so pleased you chose to stay with us for a few days! You were a wonderful guest and we were happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and found the Garden Suite clean, spacious and well-equipped with anything you may have needed. We certainly hope to see you again the near future. Thanks again for sharing your feedback and posting such a glowing review! See you soon :)


Jessica
Beautiful island- lovely accommodation
Posted on: 10/3/2016

My husband and I just returned from our trip to St. John and stayed at this property. We loved it. Brittany worked with us and provided a ton of information upon request. The suite was perfect for the two of us and included everything we needed. Our favorite part was the large covered porch where we spent a lot of time reading and playing games. The villa is a short drive from town and feels very private. We rented a Jeep and were able to explore the whole island.

Response

Thanks for your awesome review! It was absolutely no problem to provide you guys with tips and suggestions - Robert and I love this little island and we always do our best to make sure our guests have all of the information to enjoy it fully as well! We were so pleased to read that you found the suite perfect for you and your husband and that you enjoyed the spacious porch on a daily basis. It sounds as though you had a great trip and left feeling very relaxed and refreshed! Thank you again for sharing your feedback regarding your recent stay at Island Abodes. We hope to see you again soon Jessica!


Mark
Wonderful Place
Posted on: 6/24/2016
The garden suite is a great base to explore St. John from. It's private, comfortable and well equipped. The perfect place to relax... Brittany and Robert were were great hosts - friendly and available for questions or advice, but unobtrusive.

Lauren
Great stay! Thank you!
Posted on: 10/3/2016

Wonderful stay at Garden suite... beautiful amenities, very clean and comfortable and what a gorgeous huge deck! Thank you Robert and Brittney! You have a beautiful home and take such pride in your rentals! The little touches are what makes it amazing, the tiny earplugs on the night stand, the tea and coffee, everything I needed! I live on St. John and just needed a place to stay for a couple nights, but I will be sending all my future guests here! Thank you again!

Response

Thanks Lauren! We really appreciate your review and for choosing to stay with us at the Garden Suite. We can't thank you enough for the kind words regarding the accommodations and the pride we take in our Island Abodes properties! We do our best to provide all of our guests with anything they may need (or want) and it means so much when these things are noted and appreciated. Thank you again for the review and the recommendation. Anytime you need a place to stay for a couple nights, we'd love to take care of you! See you around the island :)


Perry
Everything you need
Posted on: 10/3/2016

Lets start out with the fact that Brittany is a very nice person. If you have never been to St John and are unsure about how to make your way from the St. Thomas airport to your villa's front door she gives detailed instructions and then caters to you by picking you up at the ferry, taking you by the grocery, patiently waiting while you shop, suggesting fun activities and great restaurants, and just making your vacation easier. Hey and the garden suite is very comfortable, has a great tropical garden that is very well kept and, everything else you need for a comfortable relaxing stay. You can tell that she takes pride in making sure that her guests are enjoying themselves in a comfortable private atmosphere. I look forward to my return visit.

Response

Awww, thank you so much Perry! For both your review and your kind words regarding me and your recent stay at Island Abodes! Nothing makes Robert and I happier than to know that our guests are well taken care of from the minute they step off the ferry. It's our pleasure to ensure you feel comfortable and welcome right from the start, so thank you for appreciating the things that we do! It sounds like you really enjoyed your stay with us, and we look forward to seeing you again in the future. Thank you again for the great review and for taking the time to share your feedback!


C & R
Garden patio is PHENOMENAL
Posted on: 10/3/2016

We chose STJ and the Garden Suite for our honeymoon - and boy are we glad we did. The property is absolutely beautiful, and the patio itself is beyond what we could have imagined. Gorgeous, private and so comfortable. The villa was super clean, nicely decorated, and had all the amenities: beach towels, suntan lotion, bug spray, an electric mosquito-swatter, beach chairs, beach cooler, etc. etc. We even did laundry mid-trip which was helpful. The kitchen is super equipped, too. We had an incredible stay and would book with Brittany and Robert again, for sure. Brittany couldn't have been any nicer or more awesome. After hearing our sticker shock at the prices of fruit at the market (groceries are generally pricey in St. John), and she had Robert pick us a papaya from one of their trees. Seriously, such a personal touch. Brittany was always available when we had a question, and kept us informed on ferry times and the like. These guys know what they're doing. :) The only things I'd advise to people is that there aren’t any bars or restaurants within easy walking distance and it's pretty difficult to get a taxi to pick you up. It’s possible to grab a taxi at the Westin, which is a 10-minute walk down the road. We had a jeep so it wasn't a huge deal, but if you want to go in to town for cocktails you really need to limit yourself if you’re the driver. Also, while this property is phenomenal (I gave 5 stars!), it's definitely not an all-inclusive resort if that's what you're looking for.

Response

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review on VRBO and thank you even more for the 5 stars! We really appreciate all of the details you provided regarding the amenities of the Garden Suite and also the details about the island as a whole! Robert and I were glad to hear you felt you had everything you needed and that you enjoyed the papaya and your time with us at Island Abodes. Thank you for sharing the information about the location for future guests. Due to the nature of St. John (no road signs, physical addresses, etc.), it can sometimes be difficult to communicate with the taxi drivers where exactly properties are located. Luckily, we believe we've found a solution to this, as we recently met a wonderful local Taxi driver who also happens to be our neighbor. He let us know he would love to transport our guests to and from Chocolate Hole.. and he knows exactly where all of the Island Abodes properties are located! We do always recommend renting a Jeep, so we're glad y


Jason
Everything and more
Posted on: 10/3/2016

Great place for a couple. Amazingly clean, Paved roads, COLD A/C private and cozy. Has a great view from the deck we had dinner there every night. We will be back.

Response

Thanks for your review Jason! It means a lot to us that you enjoyed your time at the Garden Suite, especially since you know the island so well already! Robert and I are so glad we could provide you with a clean, comfortable, and most importantly to us islanders, a cool place to stay. We know you had a lot of options, so thank you for choosing Island Abodes! Please tell Kelly hello for us and we hope to see you guys soon! Thank you again.


S
Great place to stay
Posted on: 10/3/2016

We just came back from our vacation at Island Abodes. Brittany picked us up at the ferry dock and advised on the best restaurants around. Her place was beautiful, with peaceful surroundings, very clean and close to town. The house was equipped with snorkeling gear, cooler and beach chairs, so we had all we needed to hit the beach. The house also had a Keurig coffee machine, which was a plus for us! The spacious deck makes for a laid back, relaxing evening to read after a day at the beach. Brittany was very helpful and great at giving us suggestions. We really enjoyed our stay and look forward to staying with Island Abodes again. St. John's has once again, surpassed our expectations. Thanks guys!

Response

Thank you so much for the great review regarding your recent stay at the Garden Suite! It was great meeting you guys and Robert and I can't thank you enough for taking the time to post your feedback and include so many details about the property and the amenities provided. We always love to hear that our guests have a wonderful time during their time with us, and we're so glad St. John exceeded your expectations once again! Thank you so much and please come back and see us again soon!