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Welcome to Drake’s View Villa
Drake’s View is a luxury, 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath villa that has the same vista named by the magazine Caribbean Travel as “the best view in the Caribbean”—a spectacular panorama of the British Virgin Islands and the East Shore of St. John.
Located on lush Bordeaux Mountain, the highest point on St. John, the villa also has a heated swimming pool, a hot tub, and expansive tile patios for lounging and eating outdoors. Winner of the 2011 FlipKey Top Vacation Rental on St. John, the villa’s central location makes it an ideal location from which to explore St. John’s incredible beaches, hiking, and snorkeling.
Come enjoy paradise.
Drake’s View is a 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath villa with tile patios, a heated swimming pool, and hot tub. The villa has the same vista named by Caribbean Travel magazine as “the best view in the Caribbean”—a spectacular view of the British Virgin Islands and the East Shore of St. John.
Four tile decks and a large tiled front porch provide ample outdoor lounging and eating areas. Three bedrooms are located on the lower level of the villa, while a fourth bedroom is located in a separate private cottage. One to four couples or a large family will have ample room for privacy, different activities, and relaxation.
Drake’s View has the ambiance of a home rather than a rental. The large great room is furnished with Indonesian, American antiques, and contemporary, comfortable, plantation-style furniture. There are bright European posters, local art, and a large reef painting and mobile by the artist Robert Tharsing. The well equipped kitchen is very spacious and includes one of two dining areas. Three bedrooms have king sized beds and one has a king, convertible to twins. Each bedroom has air conditioning, a private bath, and Swedish TempurPedic mattresses.
The traditional architecture of the house with yellow stucco exterior, red roof, and simple columns, contrasts with a dramatic facade of glass along the east wall. No matter where you look in the house or cottage, you see Coral Bay, the valley of Estate Carolina, Drake’s Passage, and the British Virgin Islands. On a clear day, you can see the Baths at Virgin Gorda and rainbows, mangrove cuckoos, and red tailed hawks against the horizon are common sights.The villa is surrounded by lush local vegetation and beautifully maintained terraced gardens.
Drake’s View is centrally located on Bordeaux Mountain: the highest point on St. John. The villa is easily accessed via a paved road and driveway, making it an short six minute drive to the Northshore Beaches; three minutes to the Reef Bay Trail; seven minutes to Coral Bay; and fifteen minutes Cruz Bay. It is one-quarter mile from Château Bordeaux, one of the St. John’s great restaurants. From the front door, you can hike the Bordeaux Mountain Trail to Lameshur Beach in one hour.
Guests are met at St. John ferry by the villa rental agent. Complimentary beverages, cheese, and crackers are provided on arrival. Weekly cleaning is included for all stays of two weeks or greater.
House amenities include:
*Pets and smoking are not allowed at the villa.
Rates & FAQ
THE ISLAND OF ST. JOHN
Welcome to St. John
St. John has fabulous snorkeling, diving, and hiking. The snorkeling is among the best in the Caribbean. Since two-thirds of the island is National Park, many beaches have amenities but no developments mar the expanse of sand and palms. From St. John, it is easy to take day trips to visit other islands such as the popular yachting destinations of Tortola, Jost Van Dyke, Virgin Gorda, Peter, and Norman Islands.
The Park Service also offers many activities, including: snorkeling tours, hikes, birding tours, sails, archaeological digs, and lectures. Numerous park trials lead to stone ruins of old sugar mills and plantations, petroglyphs, and even waterfalls.
How to Visit St. John
St. John is reached by a 20 minute ferry ride from Red Hook and a 45 minute ferry ride from downtown Charlotte Amalie (schedules available here). Both ferry terminals are located on St. Thomas, USVI. We suggest you call ahead or ask at the airport about exact ferry schedules as they sometimes change unexpectedly. St. Thomas is primarily serviced by Delta, American, US Air, United, Jet Blue, and Continental Airlines from the states.
Activities (on site or nearby) include: Hiking, Biking, Tennis, Gym, Horseshoes, Fishing, Wildlife Viewing, Horseback Riding, Shopping, Restaurants, Live Theater, Sightseeing, Swimming, Snorkeling/Diving, Boating, Sailing, Surfing (call Surfer , Windsurfing, Parasailing, Jet Skiing, Shelling, Bird Watching, Shopping (at Mongoose Junction, Wharfside Village, and others), Kayaking, Relaxing.
- Boating: take a day trip on Fernando’s Republic with Fernando Micheletti (340-626-3121)
- Surfing: lessons on-island from Surfer Gary (340-626-6377)
- Day Trips with the VI National Park Service: hikes to Reef Bay, snorkel trips, and more. See their calendar of events.