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

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

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

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

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


  • Neighborhood: Chocolate Hole
  • Category: Villa
  • Beds: 2
  • Baths: 2
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Unit Size: 3000 sq feet

Price Range: $375 - $525 /Night

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Start End Nightly
1/3/2020 5/31/2020 $475.00
6/1/2020 7/4/2020 $425.00
7/5/2020 11/20/2020 $375.00
11/21/2020 12/18/2020 $425.00
12/19/2020 1/4/2021 $525.00
1/5/2021 4/10/2021 $475.00
4/11/2021 7/4/2021 $435.00
7/5/2021 11/20/2021 $385.00


  • Hiking
  • Museums
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Tennis Court


  • King Bed
  • Linens
  • Sleep Sofa
  • Towels


  • Portable WiFi
  • WiFi


  • Books
  • TV

Included Items And Services

  • AC
  • Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Board
  • Washing Machine

Inside Amenities

  • Smoke Detector

Kitchen Equipment

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Full Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Other Amenities

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fans
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid
  • W D

Outside Amenities

  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Coolers
  • Beach Gear
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Private Parking
  • Spectacular Deck

Pool And Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Swimming Pool


  • No Smoking


  • Child Friendly
  • Couple Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Pet Friendly
  • Senior Friendly
  • Singles Friendly

View And Location

  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Carrie
    No regrets
    Posted on: 1/28/2020

    Property owner and manager made sure everything was as stated online. You won’t regret.

  • Nicole
    Blown away- amazing week
    Posted on: 1/15/2020

    “We wanted to take a moment to thank Island Abode for the unforgettable stay in their St. John villa, Down Yonder Pool. The location of the villa really was ideal - in a neighborhood just a short distance from Cruz Bay where there are many restaurants and shops. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom villa was perfect for our party of four adults. We took full advantage of the villa’s kitchen, laundry room, pool, and a beautiful deck overlooking the ocean. The bedrooms were spacious, mattresses were very comfortable, and the air conditioning worked perfectly. In addition, Brittany and Robert were great hosts, ensuring that we had all that we needed and were informed every step of the way. Special touches like beach towels, chairs, and coolers along with sunscreen and bug spray were really appreciated. This was our first trip to St. John. So, for us, a fantastic resource was the Island Abodes blog, containing really useful information on excursions, restaurants, taxis, jeep rental, etc. We used it multiple times during our stay and were always pleased with our choices. Furthermore, every single time we mentioned to someone that Island Abodes had recommended them, they responded, “Oh, we love Brittany and Island Abodes!” We cannot say enough about how wonderful our entire experience at St. John was and a lot of that had to do with Island Abode. We look forward to our next visit to St. John and we will definitely stay with Island Abode.

    Thank you!”

  • Pam
    I’ll definitely be back.
    Posted on: 12/14/2019

    We could not have picked a better place on the island .  The Down Yonder was amazing.  Upon arrival, we were greeted with delicious snacks in the house.  This is an amazing house with 2 separate king size bedrooms separated by the spacious living room and kitchen.  The kitchen was stocked with all the comforts of home.  We got in late so we stopped for our first night dinner at Lime Inn.  The next morning we found our way to the Star

    market for groceries.
    Every morning, I was the first to awake and loved hearing the roosters, drinking my coffee by the pool and relaxing in the pool while others slept!
    Each day found us searching for new hiking trails, snorkeling, Sunning, and relaxing in the evening by the pool for happy hour with our friends that stayed below in the Garden Suite! 
    The grill was a blessing.  We grilled out several nights.  
    Highly recommend a RAV4 or jeep.  It is hilly and a little intimidating driving on the left side of the road, but it is well marked and love the reminders. 
    Brittany and Robert have an amazing team, KC and Basil!  
    At first I was worried that there might not be enough to stay busy for 6 nights/days, but we were never
    Bored!  I’m ready to go back. 
    The views from the Down Yonder are amazing.  I could not have asked for a more perfect vacation!
    Thank you Brittany, Robert and RJ!  
  • Jim
    Perfect for two couples
    Posted on: 11/24/2019

    We stayed at Down Yonder Villa for 10 days in November 2019 celebrating our 30 year wedding anniversary. Our accommodations could not have been nicer. The layout was perfect for 4 people to enjoy, including two master bedrooms with private baths, spacious living, dining and kitchen areas, all centered around a wide glass window with sliding doors to highlight the beautiful private pool and incredible view of Chocolate Hole. The kitchen was equipped with everything we needed to make a nice meal or mix up some tasty beverages. The villa included all towels and linens, and everything one would need for exploring St John’s beautiful beaches. Finally, the pool and deck with it’s gorgeous views, comfortable lounge furniture, grill and dining table were a perfect place for morning coffee, relaxing floats and breathtaking sunsets. The team at Island Abodes, Brittany, KC and others, made us so comfortable and provided us with great information to fully enjoy one of the world’s most beautiful islands.

  • Kelley
    Rented the entire house
    Posted on: 11/23/2019

    We stayed at the Down Yonder Pool Villa and Garden Suite below during March 2019. Making reservations with Brittany was a breeze. We've stayed on St. John before but this was our first time renting from someone local and it made all of the difference. After a long day of travel we were welcomed at the house with cold beer and age appropriate toys for our kids. The pool was a hit with everyone. The house and suite are modern, clean and equipped with everything we needed for the week. We definitely recommend!

  • Tina
    Great getaway
    Posted on: 8/31/2019

    We have a great time at the villa. It had everything we needed and more. Clean, great pool, great views, close to Cruz bay.

  • Jennifer
    Posted on: 8/2/2019

    Staying a Pool Down Yonder with Island Abodes was a fabulous experience. Everything you need was there, everything was clean, and the management and host were excellent.  They responded to any questions you may have within a timely manner and checked in us to make sure we were enjoying our stay. They made the trip extra special and this villa is fantabulous!  The pool was awesome. We look forward to staying with island Abodes again on our next trip! 

  • Heidi
    Posted on: 7/17/2019

    From the beginning, communicating with the owner/manager Brittany was a breeze. She was so friendly and responded immediately, sometimes within minutes, to every email from the time of booking to the day of arrival. Once on island, she was able to have the villa ready earlier than check-in time which made our journey that much sweeter. On an early morning walk, I ran into KC and Basil, the on island vacation hosts, who couldn't have been any friendlier. They had sent a welcome email the day after our arrival to make sure we were settled in and we sure were. We were drawn by the photos of the villa and wowed once we walked through the front door. The spacious great room opened up to the large deck and inviting pool complete with floats and noodles, a super comfy resort type lounge, patio set, and Weber grill. Morning coffee with the view was the perfect start to the day. Hanging on the deck, in the pool, grilling often, we thoroughly enjoyed family time with our two sons, one who will soon graduate college the other off to the U.S. Air Force. The bedrooms were perfect - bedding was very comfortable and the A/C and fans throughout the house made the intense summer heat a distant memory. Every switch was clearly labeled so there was no guessing as to what switch turned on which light. Spending most of our days at the glorious beaches and jetting into town (which was so close) for happy hour and dinner, it was such a treat to come back to our home away from home. The closest market is walking distance and has everything you need, though you do have to brave a few hills. We only brought carry-on bags for ten days but, from the welcome basket complete with breakfast treats, snacks and couzies to the shampoo/conditioner/body wash dispensers in the showers to the endless coffee pods for the Keurig coffee machine, much to my delight, we made it to the end of our stay without having to purchase any of these items. It seems insignificant in the grand scheme but it was those little touches that made our stay at Down Yonder one of the most memorable of our St. John vacations. Bonus - you get to take home anything with the Island Abodes logo on it as a souvenir-coffee mugs, cups, couzies...
    Having lived on St. John and returning often for vacation, hands down, Island Abodes and Down Yonder Villa take the prize. I would stay again and recommend anyone to stay here, or at any of the Island Abodes properties, ONE HUNDRED PERCENT. Amazing!!!

  • Tripp and Dawn
    Coming Back
    Posted on: 7/8/2019

    We thoroughly enjoyed staying at Down Yonder Pool Villa!  Beautiful house with everything you need to have a great vacation!  We especially enjoyed coming from the beaches and enjoying the pool and grill in the late afternoons before winding down with a good movie.  Will definitely recommend to anyone and look forward to returning! 

  • Fadya
    Posted on: 6/1/2019

    We couldn’t have been happier with our accommodations at down yonder. The owners honestly thought of every single thing we possibly needed. And the villa was equipped with many kid friendly items that were so amazing to have when traveling with our 2.5 year old. From a pack n play, toys, books, bike, piano, kid friendly utensils, we felt right at home. The house was spacious and very comfortable and the pool was wonderful to take a dip in every day after coming back from the beach. The house if equipped with AC, although we only used the living room AC twice in 9 days as the fans and breeze were wonderful on their own. Couldn’t recommend this villa more!

  • Jennifer
    Whats not to love?
    Posted on: 5/10/2019

    We stayed in the Down Yonder Pool Villa, and it is hands down my favorite place we’ve stayed in St. John (this was our 4th trip)! Every detail was thought of, and the villa was spotless. Brittany and Robert are so nice and genuinely want to ensure you have the best experience possible on the island. We loved the views, the pool, the privacy, and the convenience to town. Enjoy the breeze (or the ac) and pretend like you live on the island for a bit! Can’t recommend enough!

  • Justin
    Posted on: 5/6/2019

    Unbelievable is how this place is best described. I’ve stayed in a handful of villas, and one of the resorts over the last 5 years and so far nothing has come close to how great this place is. The pool villa was extremely spacious and suited me and my 3 guests perfectly. We could have piled many more people in there. It was equipped with everything we needed from pool floats to beach chairs and coolers so we didn’t need anything but our sunscreen. It was extremely clean and had some great kitchen equipment like a nice kureg and all the things you’d find at home to cook a nice meal. I got up every morning to watch the sun come up and it is a stunning view from their deck sitting next to the pool. It was quiet and peaceful. I will never stay with anyone else. Island abodes thank you!

  • Marshall
    Great week
    Posted on: 4/28/2019

    The house was fantastic and the management company was even better it was fully stocked including beach chairs and coolers will definitely stay again

  • Mary
    Perfect Home
    Posted on: 4/22/2019

    Brittany,  can't thank you enough for providing the perfect home for vacation. We were there last wk April 22 - May 1. With my cousin Donna/Paul.  Your home was spacious, very clean and inviting. Your service was outstanding. I am so glad we actually had the pleasure to meet you with precious baby. Thank you again. You made our get away so very enjoyable.

  • Mark
    Would stay again in a heartbeat
    Posted on: 4/22/2019

    Super nice people and the 2 places (Honeymoon Suite and Down Yonder) we stayed fit our needs exactly. They supplied beach chairs, coolers, floaties and other items so we did not have to bring or buy them.

  • Anne
    Family Vacation
    Posted on: 3/27/2019

    Just got home after spending a week at Down Yonder Pool Villa and it was one of the most memorable family vacations we've ever had. We have been to St. John several times and this house was the best we have ever stayed in! We were traveling with our kids, ages 14, 12 and 10, and the house was well equipped for everyone-board games, pool toys, sunscreen etc. The house is beautiful as are the views! It's a short drive to the grocery store and Cruz Bay but still feels quiet and secluded. Would definitely recommend this house to anyone visiting the island, and we can't wait to come back. 

  • Rasah
    You can hardly tell that Hurricane Irma hit
    Posted on: 3/22/2019

    We have stayed in Down Yonder Villa on repeat occasions. We have young children and a teenager. Everyone was happy and entertained. It was a perfect floorplan for our family. The pool is the highlight for our family and we spent the majority of our stay enjoying it and the amazing sunsets. I noticed that they upgraded the electric stove to a gas range which was a huge perk since I enjoy cooking. If you’ve been waiting to visit STJ until the island is rebuilt and restaurants open, then the wait is over. You can hardly tell that Hurricane Irma hit. The Island is lush and beautiful, restaurants open and even the grocery stores are operating with a wider selection of foods such as gluten free breads and other specialty items.

  • Donna
    Star Watching
    Posted on: 3/22/2019

    Brittany, Robert and RJ, this was our third stay in your beautiful villas. I simply cannot express how happy we are each and every stay. We have choices on what type of villa we rent. Hands down you guys are the best. You are so quick to respond to any question or request. Renting thru a Management Companies you sometimes do not get the same type of quick response. Additionally, everything in the villa is in top working condition. The bedroom AC rocks! Your villas provide us with the comforts of home. Comfy beds and sheets are important to me and yours were amazing. Your villas are always spotless. The welcome basket and beers are such a treat. The views are awesome from Down Yonder.

    My cousin and I were enjoying star watching. Thanks Robert for removing the solar light so we could enjoy the start gazing even more.

  • Michele
    Down Yonder and Honeymoon Suite
    Posted on: 3/22/2019

    We had the pleasure of staying at both the Down Yonder Pool villa and the Honeymoon Suite during our visit. The Down Yonder Pool villa is perfectly equipped with necessities for cooking a meal, down to the the luxury of having beach chairs, sunscreen and bug spray. It was also nice having Keurig coffee pods provided for coffee every morning. The villa was spotless and Brittany responded within 15 minutes every time I had a question about anything on island. The Honeymoon Suite is budget friendly and chic! We loved the screened in porch and the sunset at both places were to die for. We had the luxury of getting to spend some time with Brittany, Robert and RJ at a birthday party at the Penthouse and that unit had just been completely renovated and it was absolutely stunning down to the furnishings and all. Their family is so sweet and all their friends made us feel welcome at a party that was just for their friends/family but they choose to include us since we were staying right next door! Thank you and Merry Christmas!

  • Lane
    Amazing experience
    Posted on: 3/22/2019

    Our stay at Down Yonder Villa was nothing short of perfection! The villa is exactly as described and a great location! Brittany was very responsive to any questions we had and gave great advice and where to go and what to do! Amazing experience. We will most definitely be back!

  • Dean
    Thank you Brittany and Robert!
    Posted on: 3/10/2019
    We just spent 10 nights/ 9 days at the beautiful Down Yonder Pool Villa with stunning views of Chocolate Hole and amazing privacy. Brittany and Robert thought of everything for our stay. They provided beach chairs for four people, beach towels, bug spray, sunscreen, coolers, cups, coffee, spices, etc., etc. I could go on and on as everything was provided. I highly recommend this place for a stay on beautiful St. John. The villa is a short few minutes drive to downtown Cruz bay. We followed Brittany's recommendation for renting a jeep which we used daily to take us to the many bays on St. John. We snorkeled , swam, and used the 2 paddleboards we had rented from Lucy at If you want to rent paddleboards this is the perfect place as Lucy personally delivered and picked them up directly at our villa. She also provided all the roof mounting straps, paddles, lifejackets, and ankle leashes. Brittany also suggested we use Carol with Smile Taxi at for our private transfer from the St. Thomas airport to the Red Hook Ferry Dock and back again. Carol was the best providing us with an abundance of information and history of many places we passed in St. Thomas including many real stories of being on island during the 2 devastating hurricanes Irma and Maria.
    Brittany and Robert provided valuable information and suggestions while staying at the Villa involving use of air conditioning, water conservation, power, keeping mosquitos and other island insects at bay. Please follow these suggestions and you should have a perfect stay. Brittany and Robert are very quick to respond to any issues including being at the villa within minutes if needed. We would definitely stay here again!
  • Anne Marie
    Fantastic----Paradise In St. John
    Posted on: 2/26/2019

    As four weary travelers from Massachusetts opened the door to Down Yonder Pool Villa in Chocolate Hole, we were instantly revived and energized as we took in the sights of where we would spend the next week of our vacation. It was perfect; just like the pictures on the website and the pool is so inviting. We did a quick check of what we needed to get at Star Market (great place and close by) and then spent the rest of our first day relaxing and cooking up a great meal. We rented a jeep and all the beaches were explored -- great snorkeling. The hike to Ram's Head was terrific as was the beach; fairly secluded and beautiful. We rented a 15 ft. Whaler and cruised to many beaches and saw the island in a different way. We loved downtown; especially The Longboard for Happy Hour and appetizers, the Terrace Restaurant and Extra Virgin Bistro. We had a couple of questions for Brittany and she responded quickly. And we finally got to meet RJ! We can't say enough about our wonderful stay in St. John and hope to get back to Chocolate Hole again. PS--if you love dogs, you may want to volunteer to walk some of them at the St. John Animal Rescue Shelter. We did it 2 days and walked some adorable animals. You can do it either 8am or at 3pm ---check it out!

  • Suzanna
    Posted on: 2/22/2019
    Just returned from Down Yonder Pool Villa and thinking back to what at great trip it was!  Brittany and the folks @ Island Abodes were fantastic!  Easiest trip by far from detailed directions to our Villa to the  ease of entering our Villa after a very long travel day.  The place was very comfortable, safe and clean and had an Amazing view!  The pool was just what we needed after a day of fun in the sun and sand and the kitchen was well equipped so we didn't have to go back out again.
    Brittany was super informative and was all over it when the internet went out (we didn't even know it went out)!  We will definitely stay again and encourage all of our friends to do the same.
    Thank you Brittany and Island Abodes for a much needed restful vacation!
  • Monica and Jim
    Posted on: 2/22/2019

    Our stay at Island Abodes’ Down Yonder Villa was nothing but fabulous!  Everything was clean and in place with an exceptional attention to detail.

    The views were spectacular...
    even the sunset reflected
    in the glass doors!
    Everyone  Britany recommended that we use were all great and went out of their way to make our   first visit to St. John memorable! 
    We highly recommend Island Abodes for your next visit to St. John Island!
  • Mackenzie S.
    Posted on: 8/14/2018

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

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

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

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

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

  • Sarah
    Posted on: 7/15/2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

  • Jeff & Tammy Bowman
    Posted on: 6/19/2018

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


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

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

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


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

  • Jeff & Tammy Bowman
    Posted on: 6/19/2018

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

  • Gretchen
    Rental Perfection
    Posted on: 6/19/2018

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


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

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

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


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

  • Michael
    Posted on: 6/4/2017

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


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

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

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


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

  • Kay Too
    Awesome Family Time
    Posted on: 4/27/2017
    It was wonderful home close to town. It had all the amenities you need to enjoy the great island life and warm temperatures. Very nice pool, deck, BBQ pit and great outdoor living/dining areas. Great views of the sunsets and water. The bedrooms are air conditioned and the bathrooms had hot water. The services were great too. Cleaning service of home and pool were provided and trash was hauled away. Water dispenser was replenished often. Thank you.
    Thank you for the lovely review of your extended stay in the Down Yonder Pool Villa, Kay! I’m so happy to hear that you found the accommodations conveniently located to town, clean, comfortable, and well stocked with a variety of amenities. It sounds as if you took full advantage of the outdoor living space, which is what island life is all about! We so enjoyed having you as long term guests and were happy to provide additional services to make your vacation experience full of rest and relaxation. I hope the beautiful sunset and ocean views from the villa will be treasured memories of St. John! Island Abodes hopes to welcome you back to Love City again soon.
  • Alexandra C.
    Perfect Villa Rental
    Posted on: 4/27/2017
    Our stay at Down Yonder Pool Villa was perfect. The villa has everything you need and the location is superb. The layout is perfect for 2 couples as there is plenty of space and privacy for everyone. Brittany and Robert were extremely accommodating, replying to any questions or requests we had within 10 minutes. Our entire stay was the best we have had on St. John and we will definitely be back again soon!
    Many thanks for the review of your stay in the Down Yonder Pool Villa, Alexandra! We are so happy to hear you found the location convenient and the villa to be spacious and private. Robert and I strive to provide excellent customer service to our guests so I’m thrilled to hear all your needs were met. We look forward to welcoming you back to paradise and Island Abodes soon!
  • Josh P.
    Ideal Island Paradise
    Posted on: 5/7/2017

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


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

  • Michael
    Great View
    Posted on: 5/8/2017

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


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

  • Sarah
    Posted on: 4/27/2017

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


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

  • Blair
    Posted on: 4/27/2017

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


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

  • Shane
    Posted on: 4/27/2017

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


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

  • Shelby
    Posted on: 4/27/2017

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


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

  • Peggy
    Posted on: 6/23/2016
    What can I say that hasn't already been said. I agree with the other reviews....Island Abodes are fantastic, and the hosts are the best! Will be back!
  • Margaret
    Posted on: 6/23/2016
    Everything was perfect with our Villa ! It was an amazing view and everything we expected and more. The little details that Island abodes had done were wonderful.
  • Stephanie
    Great experience
    Posted on: 6/23/2016
    Great experience in Down Yonder Villa! Robert was accommodating to any request that we had during our stay. So friendly and professional. Cannot wait to come back to STJ and book our next stay with Island Abodes!
  • Gwen
    Posted on: 6/23/2016
    Paradise! All the conveniences of being at home. So very comfy but the view is stunning and the pool is lucious. Brittany and Robert are the hosts with the mosts! Like genies they deliver whatever you desire! Island living at its very best. Don't waste your time on St. John anywhere else.
  • Elizabeth
    Why stay anywhere else on St. John?
    Posted on: 6/23/2016
    Why stay anywhere else on St. John? Brittany and Robert accommodated a large group, putting us in one of the bigger rentals. Breathtaking ocean views, spotless and airy rooms, and a fully equipped kitchen for us to use. Open the doors at night, and the breeze and sounds of the island lull you to sleep. It felt very private, it's truly paradise. I got a tour of some of the other rentals, they are all super clean and have an island feel. Brittany and Robert were so helpful in giving us tips on where to eat, and what to do while we were there. Can't wait to go back!
  • Rasah
    We will definitely be back!
    Posted on: 6/23/2016
    In March my cousin and I took a girls trip with our kids for over a week to St. John. Our accommodations were amazing! Let me elaborate why. First of all the setting is gorgeous! Blue tranquil waters to cast your eyes at from any angle of Island Abodes. One step out onto the deck and you are in paradise. Flowers blooming, breezes blowing, roosters faintly heard in the distance and sailboats seen for miles. The units are nicely decorated and clean. Each have precision privacy so that no views are obscured, yet you aren't looking at other guests. The owners Brittany and Robert were so kind as to make sure we had everything we needed. Brittany checked us in, but later Robert came by to water plants outside and even left us some fresh papaya from his tree. When I mentioned that Thai green papaya salad would be amazing with fish. he immediately cut us another down. He offered us fresh herbs to use in our cooking and asked if we needed anything additional. We mentioned we could use a garlic press and blender half jokingly, and later that day he delivered not only those items, but several other specialty cooking items. The kitchens are stocked nicely!! My cousin is a professional chef and we were able to cook every dish with ease. The kids loved the indoor/outdoor floor plan. We spent most days at the beach and evenings on the patio. Brittany helped us book excursions while on the island and as a result we had an amazing time. On a side note, we had our best day on Honeymoon Beach kayaking, paddle-boarding, and playing on the beach. The beach hut smoothies are super yummy and staff charming. (I can't say the same for the staff at Caneel...) If you are considering a visit to St John, be sure to inquire about Island Abodes availability. We will definitely be back!!!!
  • Kira
    What a gem!
    Posted on: 6/23/2016
    We had the pleasure of staying at the Down Yonder Villa on our last trip to STJ. What a gem! Our group consisted of 2 families of 4 (4 children 3 and under) and the house was perfect. We loved that the master suites were on opposite sides of the villa to allow for plenty of privacy. We spent most of our time swimming in the beautiful pool. The view was awesome. We cooked at the villa for nearly every meal and the kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed. Robert and Brittany were fantastic hosts and promptly responded to any questions or requests we had. Can't wait to go back again soon!!!
  • Cheryl
    Wonderful Property
    Posted on: 6/23/2016
    Brittany and Robert have a wonderful property on St. John. Stayed in the two bedroom house with the pool and it was beautiful. Loved the pool as we used it every day during our 9 day stay nice to have a grill for cooking some meals in. We were close to town, gas and groceries which made for a great combination. Thank you so much for an amazing stay.”
  • Rico
    Just what I wanted
    Posted on: 4/27/2017

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


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

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

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


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

  • Michael
    Villa Down Yonder
    Posted on: 4/27/2017

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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