Studio Suite at Sunset Serenade Suites

Neighborhood: Cruz Bay Beds: 1 | Baths: 1 | Sleeps: 2

  • Views of St. Thomas and the Surrounding Islands

        Views of St. Thomas and the Surrounding Islands

  • A Private Deck Awaits You at the Studio

        A Private Deck Awaits You at the Studio

  • A Well-Equipped Kitchenette

        A Well-Equipped Kitchenette

  • A Comfortable, Queen-Sized Four-Poster Bed

        A Comfortable, Queen-Sized Four-Poster Bed

  • Cozy, Clean and Convenient

        Cozy, Clean and Convenient

  • Compact Bathroom w/ Toilet, Shower and Sink

        Compact Bathroom w/ Toilet, Shower and Sink

  • Fruit Trees are Scattered Throughout the Property

        Fruit Trees are Scattered Throughout the Property

  • Fun Bottle Art

        Fun Bottle Art

  • The Entrance to Sunset Serenade

        The Entrance to Sunset Serenade

Property Details

  • Category: Apartment
  • Beds: 1
  • Baths: 1
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Unit Size: 500 sq feet

 

The Sunset Serenade Studio is a cute and comfortable unit with gorgeous views of Cruz Bay, the Sir Francis Drake Channel, St. Thomas and the surrounding cays. This cozy, clean and convenient studio - it is located less than five minutes from town - has everything you need to enjoy an unforgettable stay on the breathtaking island of St. John.

The Sunset Serenade Studio has its own private entrance and is equipped with a beautiful four-poster Queen bed, a compact bathroom (shower, toilet, sink), kitchenette, air conditioning and private deck with beautiful views.

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 where you can relax while watching the sun dip down into the Caribbean Sea.

Sunset Serenade has wifi throughout and a large parking area providing ample off-street parking to all guests. It also features an outdoor grill area that is shared between Sunset Serenade’s guests.

The Sunset Serenade Studio is a great economical option for vacationers looking for clean and comfortable, yet affordable accommodations close to Cruz Bay. We can almost guarantee you’ll be booking your next trip before the ferry leaves the dock. Come see St. John while enjoying the comforts of home at the Sunset Serenade Studio …  we promise you’ll love it!

 

Availability


Rates

StartEndNightly
1/3/20174/15/2017$199.00
4/16/20177/5/2017$149.00
7/6/201711/19/2017$129.00
11/20/201712/17/2017$149.00
12/18/20171/2/2018$249.00
1/3/20184/15/2018$199.00
4/16/20187/5/2018$149.00
7/6/20186/30/2024$129.00

Amenities

  • Activities
  • Hiking
  • Museums
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Tennis Court
  • Bedrooms
  • Linens
  • Queen Bed
  • Towels
  • Communications
  • WiFi
  • Entertainment
  • Books
  • Included Services
  • AC
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Board
  • Microwave
  • Inside Amenities
  • Smoke Detector
  • Kitchen Equipment
  • Coffee Maker
  • Grill
  • Kitchen Utensils
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini-Fridge
  • Toaster
  • Other Amenities
  • Fans
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid
  • 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
  • City View
  • Ocean View
Attractions Category Distance
Property
Views of St. Thomas and the Surrounding Islands Studio Suite at Sunset Serenade Suites
Category:Apartment
Neighborhood: Cruz Bay
Baths:
Sleeps: 2
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Category:Restaurant
Address: USVI
Sam and Jack's Deli Restaurant 1014 ft.
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Marketplace
Category:Shopping Center
Address: USVI
The Marketplace Shopping Center 1023 ft.
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Markeyplace
Category:Grocery Store
Address: USVI
Starfish Marketplace Grocery Store 1119 ft.
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Category:Gas Station
Address: USVI
E-C Gas and Service Station Gas Station 1178 ft.
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Category:Gas Station
Address: USVI
Race Track Gas Gas Station 1209 ft.
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westin gym
Category:Fitness Center
Address: USVI
Westin Resort and Villas Gym Fitness Center 1700 ft.
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Category:Restaurant
Address: USVI
Little Olive Restaurant 1756 ft.
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Car Barge
Category:Ferry Terminal
Address: USVI
St John Car Barge Port Ferry Terminal 1886 ft.
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Category:Restaurant
Address: USVI
Tap Room Restaurant 1951 ft.
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Category:Restaurant
Address: USVI
Ocean Grill Restaurant 2016 ft.
Larissa
Second Visit and will be back!
Posted on: 2/21/2017

This is our second time staying with Island Abodes and it was great! The property had the perfect location (very close to downtown with bars and restaurants) and breath taking views. The property was very clean and exactly what we needed for our vacation. The best part of staying with Island Abodes is the owners are amazing and super accommodating and will go out of there way to make sure you have a great vacation. If it is your first time on the island, they will answer any questions you may have and prep you on what to expect once you arrive to the island. They truly are there for you throughout your trip in case anything comes up - southern hospitality at its best!


Moyes
Excellent service and welcoming environment
Posted on: 2/1/2017

Even before we arrived, I had a great feeling about Island Abodes. Brittany/owner is an excellent host and emailed regularly. She was literally sitting outside waiting to greet us when we arrived. The Studio is exactly as described- very private, cozy and well equipped. It is a great bonus to have a small cooler, beach towels and chairs (plus pool noodles????) Parking is only steps away. Exceptionally clean and comfortable bed with nice linens. We know the island well, so this is a good base from which to venture out. Those new to the island need to know this is not "walkable to sites"- you need a car. We would definitely recommend Island Abodes- you can trust these folks for honesty and helpful service.

Response

Thank you for the lovely review of your stay with Island Abodes, Moyes! We strive to provide our guests with the best vacation experience possible and I’m so happy to hear that we met your expectations as hosts. It sounds as though you enjoyed the private, cozy feel of the Studio Suite at Sunset Serenade, along with the variety of beach essentials provided for your enjoyment and convenience. Thank you so much for the recommendation; we hope to welcome you back to sunny St. John soon!


Doris
Robert and Brittany are amazing as is Island Abodes!
Posted on: 1/28/2017

This was our first visit to St. John and everything about it was absolutely perfect. Our suite was amazing, our view from the balcony was breathtaking, and we were the perfect distance away from both the night life as well as the hiking and scenery. Brittany and Robert went above and beyond to make our stay comfortable (So much so that we arrived on the island and had no idea where we were going so Brittany talked directly to the cab driver on the phone to get us to our suite from the fairy!!) I would recommend Island Abodes to anyone and everyone looking to book a trip on that incredible island, you will be amazed at what you find on the top of Jacobs Ladder.

Response

Doris, I couldn’t be happier to hear that you had an incredible first visit to our beautiful island of St. John! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your stay in the Studio Suite at Sunset Serenade. Robert & I love to hear that you enjoyed the accommodations, convenient location, and breathtaking view from the private deck. We strive to ensure that our guests are well taken care of and I was happy to make sure the taxi driver knew exactly where to take you! Island Abodes hopes to welcome you back for your next Caribbean vacation. Thanks again, Doris!


Caroline
Wow!
Posted on: 12/14/2016

Amazing place with great views! We loved how private it was and the hosts were easy to contact. They even arranged to have someone pick us up at the ferry when they weren't available! It was close to town and the Westin Hotel as well. We would absolutely stay there again!


Barbara
Thank you so much, it had everything we needed, it was a great experience.
Posted on: 11/19/2016

It's was very clean, and had everything we needed, and it was close to downtown. The view is awesome, and we had a excellent stay... thank you

Response

Barbara, thank you for the excellent review on Airbnb! It sounds as if you were able to take advantage of the gorgeous Caribbean view from the Studio Suite at Sunset Serenade's private deck ... it truly is breathtaking! I'm happy to hear that you found our accommodations to be clean, conveniently located, and well-stocked with amenities. Robert and I hope to have another opportunity to provide you with a positive Island Abodes experience in the future!


Petra
Beautiful View
Posted on: 11/17/2016

Brittany were so kind picking us up and drow us to the her place and also dropping us off at the feet the day we went home. The place is located in the mountains so quite steep hills to climb but the view makes it so worth it! Lovely porch were you can watch the sunset and the ocean. Beautiful garden with a lot of kolibries. The studio had everything you needed to make breakfast/lunch/dinner so if you're staying for a while and don't want to eat out every night this is the perfect place. Walk to Cruz Bay in 15 minutes, 5 minutes to a small supermarket and maybe 8 minutes to a bigger one. We would stay again!

Response

So happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with Island Abodes, Petra! Thank you so much for the awesome review. I'm glad you took advantage of the gorgeous sunset and ocean views from the private deck, as well as the luscious tropical garden. The Studio Suite at Sunset Serenade is fully stocked with the essentials (and more!) to make your vacation as convenient and relaxing as possible so we're always excited when our guests utilize the amenities! Come back to visit Island Abodes and Love City soon!


Mary
The Definition of Perfection on St. John
Posted on: 9/18/2016

St. John is the ultimate destination for any hiker, beachcomber, drinker, or general adventurer, and staying at Island Abodes made my adventure to St. John absolutely unbelievable. At first, you think reserving the Studio at such a great price will mean forgoing certain luxuries found in hotel rooms or even other homes, but I was delightfully surprised at how equipped this little oasis was! It has everything you want, AND everything you desire! The personal touches really went a long way... A fully stocked Keurig, lots of dishware (both plastic and non), snacks, information pamphlets and books, soap for everything (including your body and hair), sauces, pool noodles, an outdoor rinse station, a cooler, sunscreen, beach towels, and bugspray.The only things I needed to buy were a few fresh foods and some alcohol. Amazing, and a huge bonus when dealing with USVI resort prices!! Island Abodes even gave me a sample bottle of St. John Brewers beer to try (and later buy because it rocks). The room is lovely, very nicely acquainted and super clean with a large bed, soft linens, and fluffy pillows. There's lots of extra towels and linens provided for the duration of your stay, so you'll always have clean things to use. Even though the studio seems small, it has PLENTY of closet space and counter space so I kept organized. The outdoor deck and it's view are unforgettable. It overlooks Cruz Bay, giving amazing sunrises and sunsets on the daily. I would sit out there and eat, surf the web, or just enjoy the views every single day and night. The unit is a short drive to town, and I would recommend renting a Jeep. Honestly, in St. John, it's great to rent a Jeep regardless of where you stay because you'll be able to see the vast majority of the island in a short timeframe that way. After long days of hiking and adventuring, my Studio oasis was so awesome to come home to every night. The property managers, Brittany and Robert, are amazing. They helped me with my trip from start to finish, picked me up from the ferry, and answered all my questions about the island. Whenever I needed something, they were prompt and efficient always, and incredibly kind. You can tell they love this island dearly, and have a passion for it. That's something you won't find when renting from a corporate owner. Overall, my stay with Island Abodes was fantastic. I'll be staying here for all my adventures to St. John. My studio suite was like having a home away from home, but in paradise!

Response

What a splendid review Mary, thank you so much for taking the time to give us your feedback. It sounds like you had an amazing stay on St. John; it’s hard not to! I’m glad you found that you had everything you needed (and more!) in the Studio Suite. Robert and I are thrilled to be able to provide fully stocked accommodations that allow you to focus solely on enjoying your vacation. It sounds like the large, comfortable bed and relaxing deck were perfect for you to come home to after long days of adventuring around the island! We’re happy to hear you found the views from the Studio Suite to be breathtaking and we hope these are memories that you will keep with you until your next visit. Thank you for choosing Island Abodes and please join us for another stay in the future!


GCG
Studio Suite
Posted on: 9/28/2016

First of all, Brittany and Robert are absolutely amazing! They were exceptionally accommodating, and the studio has everything you will ever need! The studio was perfectly furnished and has an incredible view of Cruz Bay! I will definitely be booking another trip to St. John soon!!

Response

Many thanks for choosing Island Abodes and for posting such a nice review on VRBO! Your kind words regarding both myself and Robert and the accommodations are much appreciated. We do our best to ensure our guests have everything they need so we were glad to read that you felt the Studio Suite was well equipped. Thanks again for sharing your feedback and we'll see you soon!


Rem
About as perfect as it could get
Posted on: 9/28/2016

This is my fourth trip to St John and although I've enjoyed each, this one was the best by far mainly due to Island Abodes property and the attention to detail that Brittany and Robert put into making their guests welcome and comfortable. The property has an exceptional view, is convenient to everything I was interested in doing, and exceeded my expectations for comfort and convenience. Brittany and Robert offered recommendations for activities I was interested in and even helped make arrangements for a rental car, water activities (snorkeling, paddle boarding, kayaking, and sailing), restaurants, hiking, groceries, historic sites, and everything else I wanted to do. They are well versed in living on St John, they know many people in the small community there, and their recommendations are based on their own personal experiences, not on advertising or promotional fees. Thank Brittany and Robert, I will be back!

Response

What a great review Rem, thank you so much! Robert and I feel so honored to have made this fourth trip to St. John your very best. It truly was our pleasure and we're just glad you had such a great time. We pride ourselves on providing all of our guests with any amenities or information they may need so thank you for acknowledging this and adding it to your review. We look forward to having you back as one of our guests. Thanks again!!


Shelby
First but not the last!
Posted on: 9/28/2016

This was my first time staying at Island Abodes and I absolutely fell in love this the Studio at Sunset Serenade! The view was spectacular, especially at sunset, and the room was so cozy. It is the perfect size for one or two people. Sunset Serenade is very close to town and easy to find! Just a short drive to get to town or any of the beautiful beaches. I would definitely recommend the Studio and I would love to stay there again!

Response

Thank you Shelby! We appreciate your feedback regarding your recent stay and were happy to hear you enjoyed yourself in the Studio Suite! It sounds as though you enjoyed the sunset view (my favorite part too!), the convenient location, and the spacious size of the Studio. Thank you again for your review and for choosing Island Abodes. We'll see you again real soon!


Chase
Will Never Forget
Posted on: 7/20/2016

Our experience at island abodes is one we will never forget. Everything was nice and clean and comfortable. Britney even picked the best looking mango off the tree in the front yard and had it waiting for us when we got back from our day adventure on st. John. For the price you cannot ask for anything better with an immaculate view of the sunset and Cruz bay. We can't wait to get back to St. John and stay there again.


Amber
Wow!
Posted on: 10/3/2016

“I had one of the BEST airbnb experience during my stay in St John in Brittany's studio. Brittany is extremely welcoming and super professional. Several days before we arrived, she took time to reach out to us and send us the detailed instructions to check in, details about the island, things to do etc. She offered us great info for the ferry from St Thomas to St John, and made our transition super smooth. She offered to have her intern (Shelby) come to the ferry dock to pick us up which is super helpful. Shelby is fantastic too, took us to grocery shopping and offered us a lot of tips. Whatever you ask, they go above and beyond. We enjoyed the extensive restaurant list they sent to us. They do whatever they can to accommodate us. One day I had to call Brittany last min for a ride for our scuba diving appointment because I was not able to get a taxi. She asked Shelby to pick us right away. Without her, we would never be able to make to our appointment. Her property is absolutely gorgeous: the cute balcony is overlooking the bay. We like to have breakfast there everyday. The location is on top of a hill and super quiet. You can hear the bird and insect singing every night before go to bed, which made my sleep quality so much better than in the city. I already miss the place ! ”

Response

Thank you Amber - Robert, Shelby and I appreciate you posting such a wonderful review! We can't thank you enough for your kind words and we're just glad that we were able to ensure you had a wonderful stay on St. John! It was our pleasure to pick you up from the ferry dock and provide any information you may have needed. We do our best to exceed our guest's expectations so we were happy to hear that you had such a positive experience! You were a great guest and we'd love to welcome you back anytime. Thanks again for choosing Island Abodes and for taking the time to post your feedback on Airbnb! We'll see you soon.


Wendy
Great Spot
Posted on: 7/5/2016

Island Abodes is awesome! Very convenient location, awesome views, and great service from Brittany and Robert. Rooms have everything you need. Very comfortable and nice cold AC in the bedrooms. Highly recommend!


Anna
Amazing!
Posted on: 6/24/2016
Brittany was amazing! And so helpful! The studio is small but totally serviceable, as well as very clean. The view from the deck is gorgeous.

Kristin
Wonderful Stay
Posted on: 6/24/2016
We will be back as soon as we can! We had a wonderful stay. The amenities were perfect and the location was great.. More than anything, Brittany and Robert were so welcoming. We would highly suggest a stay with Island Abode!

Jenna
Amazing!
Posted on: 6/24/2016
Our stay with Robert and Brittany was amazing and we couldn't have asked for more. Here are just a few of the many highlights: -Robert graciously offering to pick us up from our ferry into Cruz Bay and gave us a ride to the residence to expedite the key exchange -extremely clean studio with a very comfortable queen bed -balcony with a spectacular view of Cruz Bay, perfect to enjoy the sunset -Keurig with a variety of cups, creamer -plenty of bath towels, including three beach towels, a cooler, floaties, and two beach chairs available just for our use Most of all Robert was courteous and you could tell he genuinely wanted our time in St. John to be special, he was always offering advice and assistance to us.

Donna
Delightful!
Posted on: 6/24/2016
Our stay at Sunset Serenade Studio was delightful from the first minute we arrived. Located an short drive from Cruz Bay the nicely sized studio is in brand new condition. It had a very comfortable queen size bed, convenient kitchenette and lots of closet space. We also loved the privacy. Just a short walk down a flower filled path to your own entrance and deck overlooking the bay. We loved both eating a relaxing breakfast on the deck and coming back after a day touring the beaches to enjoy a cocktail while watching the sunset. Robert and Brittany were great hosts. Robert was there when we arrived. He was very friendly and helpful answering any questions and offering suggestions of things to do. They obviously put a lot of thought into decorating and making the place as comfortable as possible. Extras like beach chairs and a cooler added to the experience. Our only regret was that we had not scheduled our vacation to allow us to stay longer.

Joseph
Phenomenal!
Posted on: 6/24/2016
First off, about the place. This place is phenomenal! Amazing views, just like in the pictures only obviously better in person, and very secluded / romantic. comfortable bed, kitchenette, clean bathroom, private patio with some basic furniture. It really was an awesome place and I would definitely recommend it / return. As for Brittany and Robert, they couldn't have been nicer or more responsive. The internet wasn't working the first day, so Brittany went out of her way to go to the internet service provider office and ask for a new modem. When one wasn't available, she had one sent over from St thomas the very same day, and we had internet by 3pm. Besides that, they couldn't have been more friendly or welcoming, while also not being up in your business when you want to enjoy yourselves. Amazing place and I highly recommend you stay here!!

Jenny
So nice!
Posted on: 6/24/2016
Robert and Brittany were great and their apartment was so nice. The view was gorgeous and they provided beach chairs a float and a cooler which was very helpful. They also allowed us to look at the rest of the home and see the renovations they had done and the other rooms were all equally nice with amazing views. They were welcoming and friendly but we had lots of privacy. We would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for affordable accomodations in St. John.

Amanda
so pleased
Posted on: 6/24/2016
We were so pleased with our experience at Robert and Brittany's gorgeous studio apartment in St. John. They were so helpful prior to arriving yet gave us our privacy once on the island. The room was everything we needed-- a nice bed, kitchenette, and bathroom. The patio had a gorgeous view of Cruz Bay which was nice to enjoy with a cup of coffee or a few beers. The apartment is in a perfect location right near town, although you definitely need a jeep for those steep roads! To make our experience even more amazing, Robert and Brittany upgraded us to their honeymoon suite for our last two nights. We were in awe of its beauty! I would not hesitate recommending this space or any space provided by Robert and Brittany and look forward to making it back sometime in the near future!!

Anonymous
Hosts extremely helpful
Posted on: 6/24/2016
Robert and Brittany are extremely helpful and responsive hosts. They were wonderful in answering any questions we had about St. John, ranging from where to rent and park a car to which beaches offered the best snorkeling spots. They even stopped by to chat upon our arrival just to make sure everything was ok. The apartment itself was great. There is a beautiful porch area facing west to watch sunsets from. We would highly recommend staying here while exploring St. John!

Rae
Great hosts
Posted on: 6/24/2016
We loved staying at island abode! Robert was such a great host. There when we needed him and not when we didn't! We actually had another place booked for a few days but missed the privacy so opted to come back! We got to peek into each Of the rentals and they were all excellently furnished and all had stellar views if Cruz Bay and St. Thomas. The grounds are gorgeously landscaper and there seems to be plenty of parking. Robert was such a great host that after we gave him some feedback regarding a little gravel area between door and patio being needed, we came back from our next outing to find new pavers there! We will stay here again! And next time we may just being the kids!

Darrell
Great
Posted on: 10/3/2016

Our host was great.she picked use up at the ferry dock and took us grocery shopping before taking us to the studio apartment. She showed us about the town and made us feel real welcome. The view off our deck was awesome The ride there was a little nerve racking Only 1 mile to town.the bathroom was real tight however how much time do you really spend in there.the bed was really comfortable.

Response

Thanks for your review Darrell! It was my pleasure to pick you up from the ferry dock and ensure you guys had everything you needed before settling in. Robert and I were glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and especially the view. The roads of St. John are quite steep at times, so we do apologize if you found it a bit unsettling. Thank you for your suggestion about the light or candle on the deck table. Robert and I will see what we can do about that in order to enhance the space for future guests. Thank you again Darrell, we hope to see you again soon.


Daniela
Amazing trip
Posted on: 10/3/2016

What an amazing trip! Brittany and Robert were great hosts and you can tell they think about all the details. The studio was complete with all the things you need (cooler, beach towels and even beach chairs!) and it was very clean and organized! They really make sure your stay is the best it can be. We are now back in the cold weather and still reminiscing about the beautiful sunsets from the deck. Thank you again and we hope to be back very soon! Rui and Dani.

Response

Thank you for your review Dani! It was truly our pleasure to welcome you and Rui to St. John and to make sure you enjoyed your stay at Island Abodes. It sounds as though you both thoroughly enjoyed your time with us and that you had everything you needed for a fun and relaxing trip! We would be thrilled to welcome you back anytime you're ready to escape the cold.. you guys were great guests! Thank you again for posting your feedback and especially for sharing your suggestions regarding the location of the microwave. Oftentimes we are unaware of areas that our guests find could use improving, so we truly appreciate it. I will take a look and see what we can do about relocating the microwave for our future guests' convenience. We hope to see you both again soon! Take care!


Elizabeth
Everything we needed
Posted on: 10/3/2016

Brittany couldn't have been a better hostess. We were picked up at the ferry & taken to the supermarket, before being driven to our lovely studio apartment. Brittany took the time to show us around town & also gave recommendations. We had everything that we needed. The studio was clean, comfortable & private. We will definetly book this place in the future.

Response

Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Airbnb! I really appreciate you saying I couldn't have been a better hostess.. nothing makes me happier! Robert and I just wanted to do our best to make sure you were comfortable with the island from the moment you arrived, and that you had absolutely everything you needed. Thank you for your suggestion for the small table next the door and the hooks in the bathroom. Sometimes we are unaware of things our guests would like to see, so we truly appreciate you sharing your feedback. We will look into adding a small table for guest belongings and some hooks for hanging towels. Thanks again Elizabeth, we hope to see you again soon!


Kevin and Hermineh
Fantastic location
Posted on: 10/3/2016

Pros: Great, friendly, helpful, accommodating host/Fantastic location, very close to town but secluded/Nice view from the outside seating area/Great wifi. Cons: Very small bathroom. No view from the room. Brittany & Robert, Thank you very much for your hospitality.

Response

You're so welcome Kevin & Hermineh! And thank you for being great guests, sharing your feedback, and posting a review regarding your recent stay with us. We were pleased to hear you enjoyed both us as hosts and your accommodations! Thanks again and we hope to welcome you back in the future for another great stay with Island Abodes!


Kristin
Honeymoon
Posted on: 10/3/2016

We just returned from our honeymoon and we couldn't asked for a better host than Brittany and Robert. Before we even landed, we felt right at home! The sunset view from the studio was amazing and the amenities were exactly what we expected. Upon check in, Brittany kindly picked us up at the ferry dock and upon check out, gave us a tour of the other units that were open at the time. We can promise, there is not a bad view from any unit at Sunset Serinade. Any future trips to St. John will be spent with Brittany and Robert!

Response

Thank you Kristin and congratulations again to you two! We were honored to welcome you for your special honeymoon stay, so thank you for choosing Island Abodes! I was happy to pick you up upon arrival and to show you the other properties when it was time for you to leave. It sounds like you enjoyed your stay, the breathtaking view and the amenities provided. We hope you'll come back to St. John for another great stay with us - you'll have to try one of our other properties this time. Thank you again and we'll see you soon!


Heidi
Pleasure
Posted on: 10/3/2016

Great location, amazing view and a thoughtful host. Our experience was a pleasure. Brittany is great at what she does and communicates extremely effectively. We highly recommend Island Abodes to anyone staying in St John.

Response

Thank you so much for sharing your feedback Heide! We really enjoyed having you both and were so happy to hear that you had a great experience with us at Island Abodes. Thank you for the recommendation and kind words about us. We love to know you enjoyed your time on St. John and we hope you enjoyed your time on St. Thomas as well. Thanks again and we hope to welcome you back in the future!


Jenna
Highly Recommend
Posted on: 10/3/2016

The studio was all we needed for a quick night's rest before heading out early back to the states. Brittany was very responsive, even staying on the phone with us for 20 min when we had trouble finding the unit. I'd highly recommend the studio if you're looking for an economical spot in St John.

Response

Thank you so much Jenna! It was my pleasure to help you guys find the unit and I hope you had a quick and easy journey back to the States. Thank you for choosing Island Abodes and for posting a review on Airbnb. We'd love to have you anytime so please keep us in mind next time you're planning a trip back to St. John!


Kristen
Can't say enough good things
Posted on: 10/3/2016

I can't say enough good things about our experience with Brittany and their rental. From picking us up from the ferry and taking us to the grocery store on the way to the studio, to the details they have put into the place. We adored the studio as well as the one bedroom and the views from both were great! I will definitely look to stay with Brittany and Robert if I visit St John again and would recommend their rentals to anyone!

Response

Many thanks for your review Kristen! It was my pleasure to pick you up and ensure you were comfortable with the island and had everything you needed for a wonderful stay! We can't thank you enough for your kind words about Island Abodes, your recommendation, and your review. We look forward to your next visit and promise to provide you with another great stay!


Neftaly
Great Hosts!
Posted on: 10/3/2016

Great hosts! Studio had everything you could possibly need. One of my best airbnb experiences.

Response

Thank you Neftaly! What an honor to be considered one of your best Airbnb experiences. You were a wonderful guest and we're so glad you chose to stay with us at Island Abodes. Please keep us in mind for future trips. Thanks again!


Brendan
FANTASTIC
Posted on: 10/3/2016

The hosts were FANTASTIC. They picked us up at the St. John ferry and dropped us off at the place. They even let us stop for a few groceries on the way. The place was stocked with goodies for us and the bed was very comfortable. They run a great operation!

Response

Thanks for the great review Brendan! We know your stay was brief but we're glad you enjoyed your time at Island Abodes and on your island adventures. We'd love to welcome you back anytime and hope you can stay even longer next time. Thanks again!


pkm
Perfect for 2
Posted on: 9/28/2016

This place is awesome! My boyfriend and I stayed in this cozy romantic getaway for two weeks and it was perfect! The studio is immaculate, quiet and is located in a super convenient location. The views are amazing. We loved waking up and sitting outside on the deck and soaking in the incredible view over Cruz Bay. The owners, Robert and Brittany, were great and made sure our stay was perfect. I'd be happy to stay here again! 5 stars!

Response

We were thrilled to have you here at Sunset Serenade by Island Abodes! Please come back to visit soon and check out our new units!


Katie
If you are looking for a peaceful, romantic getaway--STAY HERE!
Posted on: 9/28/2016

We spent my boyfriend's birthday weekend here, and we couldn't have asked for anything more. The cozy studio is perfect for 1-2 people, the bed is super comfortable, and it has everything you need to enjoy your downtime on St. John. Have coffee or a glass of wine on your private deck surrounded by a tropical jungle overlooking Cruz Bay. Enjoy rainbows over the bay after it rains. The deck also lights up in the evenings making it extra special:) Words cannot describe how beautiful and peaceful it is here. You will be so relaxed you will not want to leave! The hosts, Robert and Brittany, are 2 of the friendliest, nicest people I've ever met. They are upstairs and happy to help you with anything you need, but you will not even know they are there (unless you want to hang out with them which you might because they are awesome!) You really cannot beat the price, location, and setting of this vacation rental. Less than 5 minute drive to town for dinner, shopping, nightlife, etc. They have a couple of other studio/1 bedroom units at the house which makes this a great place for larger groups too. Highly recommended, and we cannot wait to go back! Thank you guys for a great weekend!!

Response

We loved having you and your boyfriend here with us at Sunset Serenade by Island Abodes! We hope to have the opportunity to host you again soon on our little island paradise! Please stay in touch!


Ryan
Everything you need plus a great view
Posted on: 9/28/2016

My wife and I spent 4 of the 8 nights of our honeymoon there and it was great - wish we would have spent 8 out of 8 there! The owners set this place up right with its own private entrance, secluded balcony, and even beach chairs to bring with you to the beach. Great Spot

Response

Thank you so much for staying with us at Sunset Serenade by Island Abodes! We were honored to host you and your bride! Wishing you many happy years and several trips back to St John!


Jenna
Amazing
Posted on: 6/24/2016
Our stay with Robert and Brittany was amazing and we couldn't have asked for more. Here are just a few of the many highlights: -Robert graciously offering to pick us up from our ferry into Cruz Bay and gave us a ride to the residence to expedite the key exchange -extremely clean studio with a very comfortable queen bed -balcony with a spectacular view of Cruz Bay, perfect to enjoy the sunset -Keurig with a variety of cups, creamer -plenty of bath towels, including three beach towels, a cooler, floaties, and two beach chairs available just for our use Most of all Robert was courteous and you could tell he genuinely wanted our time in St. John to be special, he was always offering advice and assistance to us.

Donna
We will be back!
Posted on: 6/24/2016
Our stay at Sunset Serenade Studio was delightful from the first minute we arrived. Located an short drive from Cruz Bay the nicely sized studio is in brand new condition. It had a very comfortable queen size bed, convenient kitchenette and lots of closet space. We also loved the privacy. Just a short walk down a flower filled path to your own entrance and deck overlooking the bay. We loved both eating a relaxing breakfast on the deck and coming back after a day touring the beaches to enjoy a cocktail while watching the sunset. Robert and Brittany were great hosts. Robert was there when we arrived. He was very friendly and helpful answering any questions and offering suggestions of things to do. They obviously put a lot of thought into decorating and making the place as comfortable as possible. Extras like beach chairs and a cooler added to the experience. Our only regret was that we had not scheduled our vacation to allow us to stay longer.

Brock
Amazing place and I highly recommend you stay here
Posted on: 6/24/2016
First off, about the place. This place is phenomenal! Amazing views, just like in the pictures only obviously better in person, and very secluded / romantic. comfortable bed, kitchenette, clean bathroom, private patio with some basic furniture. It really was an awesome place and I would definitely recommend it / return. As for Brittany and Robert, they couldn't have been nicer or more responsive. The internet wasn't working the first day, so Brittany went out of her way to go to the internet service provider office and ask for a new modem. When one wasn't available, she had one sent over from St thomas the very same day, and we had internet by 3pm. Besides that, they couldn't have been more friendly or welcoming, while also not being up in your business when you want to enjoy yourselves. Amazing place and I highly recommend you stay here!!

Jenny and Kevin
That view!
Posted on: 6/24/2016
Robert and Brittany were great and their apartment was so nice. The view was gorgeous and they provided beach chairs a float and a cooler which was very helpful. They also allowed us to look at the rest of the home and see the renovations they had done and the other rooms were all equally nice with amazing views. They were welcoming and friendly but we had lots of privacy. We would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for affordable accommodations in St. John.

Amanda
SO very pleased!
Posted on: 6/24/2016
We were so pleased with our experience at Robert and Brittany's gorgeous studio apartment in St. John. They were so helpful prior to arriving yet gave us our privacy once on the island. The room was everything we needed-- a nice bed, kitchenette, and bathroom. The patio had a gorgeous view of Cruz Bay which was nice to enjoy with a cup of coffee or a few beers. The apartment is in a perfect location right near town, although you definitely need a jeep for those steep roads! To make our experience even more amazing, Robert and Brittany upgraded us to their honeymoon suite for our last two nights. We were in awe of its beauty! I would not hesitate recommending this space or any space provided by Robert and Brittany and look forward to making it back sometime in the near future!!

Danny
Only good surprises
Posted on: 9/28/2016

We had a great time here! The pictures are true to reality and what you see is what you get. Definitely recommend getting a car though as you won't want to walk up and down the multiple, very steep hills every day to and from Cruz Bay. The owners are great, friendly, and provide also sorts of little extras and amenities whether you ask for them or not.

Response

We were delighted to hear that your expectations were not only met but exceeded during your May stay with us! We can't thank you enough for your kind words regarding our amenities and accommodations. Thanks for your review. Please come back and see us again!


Katharina
Beautiful studio with great view!
Posted on: 9/28/2016

I just got back from staying in this studio on vacation in St. John with my boyfriend. We had such a great time on vacation in St John and are so glad we chose to stay at this studio for part of our trip! It was clean, cozy, and had a great view of Cruz Bay and St Thomas lit up at night. We were without a rental car for part of the time and found it fairly easy to get around using Taxi's /walking, although you will have to walk down the street a bit to catch a taxi from the studio. I would recommend, however, to rent a car for part of your trip as to see more of the island. The grill was great for making dinners, as was the outdoor patio for eating and relaxing in the evenings. The only suggestion I would have would be to add more lights. The owners were helpful and answered all of our questions quickly and even allowed us to check in early. We would definitely recommend this studio for any couple looking to have a great vacation in St John!

Response

We were delighted to host you and your boyfriend Katharina and we appreciate you taking the time to post your feedback. It sounds as though you enjoyed the studio and found it clean and comfortable. We will definitely take your suggestion into consideration and see about adding additional lights to the patio! Thank you again for your review and recommendation! We hope to welcome you back and look forward to being your hosts once again!


Gregory
Enjoyable Stay
Posted on: 6/24/2016
While we made a wrong turn and got lost getting to the apartment, both Robert and Brittany were very helpful in getting us straightened out. The apartment was very clean and matched the description exactly.

Ed
Short stay/nice place
Posted on: 9/28/2016

Only had a chance to stay 2 nights, studio was everything we expected. Check in was easy, the place was clean, had a great view of Cruz Bay at sunset. Rental car is a must. Met Robert and chatted a bit, he even gave us a couple of mangos for the road. Thanks.

Response

Hi Ed! We're glad to hear that although your stay with us was short, that you enjoyed the studio, the views, and that you found the the check-in process to be smooth and easy. We hope you enjoyed the mangos and we hope to welcome you back in the future, this time for an even longer stay! Thank you!


Shingoo and Jenny
Extremely Great Stay
Posted on: 6/24/2016
Robert and Brittany are extremely helpful and responsive hosts. They were wonderful in answering any questions we had about St. John, ranging from where to rent and park a car to which beaches offered the best snorkeling spots. They even stopped by to chat upon our arrival just to make sure everything was ok. The apartment itself was great. There is a beautiful porch area facing west to watch sunsets from. We would highly recommend staying here while exploring St. John!

Kathleen
Great location
Posted on: 9/28/2016

This place was in a great location in Cruz Bay -- a very short drive from downtown, but far enough away for peace and quiet and great privacy. We rented a jeep, which I would recommend for your visit, but getting to and from there by taxi seems doable, too. The views from the patio were lovely. Studio was as described: small, but just right for a couple. We didn't get to meet the owners, but Brittany always got back to me within minutes of texting her any questions. Very happy overall, and would stay there again!

Response

Thanks for your wonderful review Kathleen! I am sorry we didn't get a chance to meet you but was glad to hear you found my responses quick and helpful! Robert and I were so glad to hear you found the studio perfect for two and that you enjoyed your stay overall. We hope you'll stay with us again so that we get a chance to meet you! Thanks again.


Aaron
Cozy Spot with Great View
Posted on: 9/28/2016

We really enjoyed the studio. It was perfect for my wife and I. A quiet, clean, peaceful place with a great private balcony that has a great view of Cruz Bay/St Thomas. Fairly easy walk down to Cruz Bay, but the road is very steep so I would recommend renting a jeep or using taxis to get back up. No AC, so it was pretty warm inside even with fans, but we were out and about most of the time anyways. Brittany and Robert were very helpful and answered our questions immediately. We would recommend this place for other couples.

Response

We appreciate you taking the time to post a review Aaron! It was awesome to hear that you and your wife enjoyed the Studio and found it quiet, clean and relaxing. The island really starts to heat up in July so we do apologize if you were a bit warm, but it sounds as though you were able to get out and enjoyed the unparalleled beauty of the island to escape the heat! We were happy to help and again, thank you for your review and recommendation to other couples and future guests! We hope to see you again.


Rae
Came back for more!
Posted on: 6/24/2016
We loved staying at island abode! Robert was such a great host. There when we needed him and not when we didn't! We actually had another place booked for a few days but missed the privacy so opted to come back! We got to peek into each Of the rentals and they were all excellently furnished and all had stellar views if Cruz Bay and St. Thomas. The grounds are gorgeously landscaper and there seems to be plenty of parking. Robert was such a great host that after we gave him some feedback regarding a little gravel area between door and patio being needed, we came back from our next outing to find new pavers there! We will stay here again! And next time we may just being the kids!

Kathy
Perfect!
Posted on: 9/28/2016

I stayed in this perfect little accommodation for 2 weeks. Brittany and Robert were excellent hosts, extremely helpful and readily available. There is a small kitchenette with a kuerig, microwave, ninja, mini fridge, and sink. Also, a grill is available. I would recommend a jeep, but that is the case with almost anywhere on the island to make the most out of the beaches, etc. Beautiful view every evening from the porch! The description of the bathroom as tiny is accurate, but it serves it's purpose. There were plenty of bath towels as well as beach towels, chairs for the beach, and a small cooler. The space is clean, quiet and private; even with another guest in the apartment above. I would highly recommend this space for a single or a couple that wants to spend their time out exploring and enjoying the view from the porch.

Response

Thank you so much Kathy! We truly enjoyed having you and were happy to have you for two weeks! Thank you for including so many details regarding the Studio and wonderful recommendations for future guests in your review. Robert and I can't thank you enough and hope you'll come back to see us again!


Paige
Great stay at the studio!
Posted on: 9/28/2016

My husband and I stayed in the studio for a week and it was perfect. It is the right amount of space with everything you need. We were mostly out and about during the day doing activities around the island, but the studio was great to come back to and relax. It has a nice secluded patio area with a great view of Cruz Bay. We had plenty of towels, coffee, beach chairs and a cooler provided. Brittany and Robert are wonderful hosts. I would certainly stay here again and recommend it to any of my friends and family.

Response

Thanks so much for your review Paige. It was nice to hear you guys enjoyed your week-long stay and that you had everything you needed. Robert and I were glad to hear you spent your time outside of the Studio enjoying the beauty that is St. John. We just want to provide a relaxing, comfortable and clean place for you to come back to after the end of a long, hot day, and it sounds as if you did just that. Thanks again for posting your feedback. We appreciate it and look forward to welcoming you back in the future!


Christine
What a great find so close to Cruz Bay!
Posted on: 9/28/2016

Thank you Brittany & Robert, your hospitality was amazing & greatly appreciated! We loved staying at the studio & found that everything was perfect. The space was just the right size for my husband and I. The views are also amazing. We loved that it was so close to town. We have already recommended the property to others we met on the island, as well as friends back home. Thank you again!

Response

Christine, many thanks for posting a review on VRBO and for already recommending us! That means so much to us and we were happy to have you stay with us and ensure you had a great time on St. John. You guys were great guests and we hope you'll come back to see us soon!


Kara and Jesse
Paradise
Posted on: 9/28/2016

We had the opportunity to stay in many places throughout the island of St. John and had many interesting adventures and experiences. We can't recommend Islands Abode enough!! Brittany and Robert are awesome and helpful. The accommodations were clean and well taken care of. I was very impressed with the extra details involved with the accommodations! We are SO impressed and will be back as soon as we can!

Response

Thank you Kara and Jesse! It was awesome having you as guests and we appreciate you taking the time to post such a great a review on VRBO. We enjoyed reading that the accommodations exceeded your expectations and that you have plans to return! We'd love to welcome you anytime and look forward to seeing you! Thanks again.


Elma
Amazing stay close to Cruz Bay!
Posted on: 9/28/2016

We stayed for 6 nights last week and had such a great time! The location of the studio is great, super close to town, grocery stores, close proximity to drive to beaches and everywhere else on the island. The studio had everything we needed. We made breakfast in the morning and packed lunches for the daytime. The view from the studio was amazing! This is our second stay with Brittany and Robert and we are already planning on coming back again in September. Thank you for being so attentive and helpful!

Response

It was so nice to have you stay with us again Elma! We know you have so many choices when staying on St. John and we can't thank you enough for choosing Island Abodes again and for posting such a great review! We truly enjoyed having you and it sounds as though you enjoyed the view and the convenient location of the studio and we're so glad we could provide you with everything you needed. Thanks again and we'll see you in September!


Pat
LOVE
Posted on: 9/28/2016

This was the second time we have stayed at Island Abodes! We were in town for the 8 tuff mile race and needed to check out later due to the race. Brittany and Robert are always very accomadating. Our room had all the necessities, water, coffee, fruit and snacks! And is always extremely clean!!!!Our prior stay was the for the carnival celebation, we were in the Honeymoon suite, and the views were amazing for the fireworks! Could not have had a better view!! We will definitely be back to Island Abodes!

Response

Hi Pat! Thanks for posting a review on VRBO and more importantly, thank you for staying with us for a second time! It is always our goal to have guests come back to stay with us again.. mainly because we always have such great guests! I hope the race went well and that you enjoyed your stay. We can't thank you enough for your kind words regarding Island Abodes and the two different places you've stayed now! We hope we can welcome you back to try out a third. Thanks again Pat, hope to see you soon!


Annette
Perfect spot for our needs.
Posted on: 9/28/2016

We came to St John for a short stay, only 4 nights. We are frequent visitors to the island. This trip wasn't for vacation purposes so we wanted economical, clean accommodations close to Cruz Bay. This studio suite was perfect for us for this trip. The room was comfortable and very clean. We were able to make simple breakfasts and lunches and ate dinners in town. The view was really spectacular and the nights were quiet and made for peaceful sleeping. Even though this is part of a multi-unit property we felt like it was very private. We walked into town a few times but it does require walking down some steep roads however, it is very easy to find a taxi that will take you back up the hill. There is ample parking for multiple vehicles and we really appreciated that each unit had a clearly marked parking spot. Our only complaint, and it is really minor, is that there is no indoor seating for eating which is understandable due to the size of the interior spaces. There is an outdoor bistro table which we used every morning but if it rains hard the patio is only partially protected from rain and the table becomes unusable for dining. Brittany and Robert have obviously put a lot of time and effort into this property. Brittany was a perfect hostess and was very responsive.

Response

Thank you very much for your review Annette! Robert and I were glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and that you found the Studio Suite clean, convenient and just perfect for your most recent trip to St. John. Thank you for providing details regarding the available parking and location, as well as great tips for future guests. We will certainly see what we can do about ensuring the outside table is fully protected so that our guests can enjoy their dining experience regardless of the weather... thank you for bringing this to our attention. As you mentioned, we do our very best to ensure our guests are happy and our properties are perfect. Thanks again and we hope to welcome you back in the future!