- 4 bedrooms
- 7 bathrooms
- Sleeps 8
Description from the owner
Kaleidoscope Villa is a one level home with 3 separate buildings. Every bedroom, with its 14 foot high cathedral ceiling, 32 inch HDTV, and internet access, has it own balcony, bath, and a water view. It is an easy 8 minute drive on good roads from the Cruz Bay ferry dock to the gated Ditleff Point peninsula. and the Villa has its own gate as well.
This new Villa location was chosen for its unparallel privacy, unsurpassed views, and constant fresh Caribbean breezes. The home is equipped with every imaginable convenience and amenity for the perfect relaxing and enjoyable vacation.
About the owner
Jack O'Rourke 7043636246 Full profile
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Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0 based on 65 reviews
Kaleidoscope Villa Ocean-front 4 Bedroom Villa
Cruz Bay, Saint John
Additional Location Information
Waterfront villa with direct access to water via 150 foot stone pathway.
Easy access on good roads from Cruz Bay. 270 degree water views from sunrise to sunset on a secluded and private penninsula.
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Warm winter getaways, Waterfront
Last updated on July 31, 2014
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- Damage deposit | $1,000
- Tax rate | 10% of rent
- Alarm Clock
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
- A/C or climate control
- Washing Machine
- Ceiling Fans
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
- Clothes Dryer
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
- Fax Machine
Pool / Spa
- Hot Tub/Jacuzzi
- Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
- Ocean or water views
- Private Beach
- Stove or Oven
- Paper Towels Provided
- Satellite or cable TV
- Stereo or CD player
- Balcony or terrace
- Outdoor Dining Area
- Pet friendly - no
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - yes
- Wheelchair accessible - yes
What Past Guests Are Saying
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57 guest reviews
100% of guests would stay again
Words and pictures cannot describe this wonderful Villa.
My wife and I have travelled extensively and have not visited a better Villa. Breathtaking!!
Carl and Jenny
East Hampton. Just moved to Sarasota.
Everything about Kaleidoscope is wonderful. This was the fourth time for our family in St John and clearly the nicest villa we rented. Over the four years my cousin and I have rented a total of 10 villas for our extended family. None compared to Kaleidoscope. The views are extraordinary and the house is up to date with every convenience one could ask for. Great bedroom suites, pool. Jacuzzi, five tv's and every appliance you could want. The kitchen is outstanding. It is well maintained with a cleaning service during the week. Justin, the property manager is available in the event of a problem. A major plus is Jack, the owner. Always reachable, he takes great pride in the villa. Dealing with Jack really made it special. You feel like you are staying at a good friend's home. The villa is in a very upscale area of the island. Look no further. This is where you want to stay.
Jim and Nancy McKenzie
Fantasy turns to Reality with Fabulous Kaleidoscope Villa !!!
What a fabulous Villa, Kaleidoscope is! A treasure and great price for such an outstanding Villa! It is even more gorgeous than the pictures can convey. Pride is obvious, in the owners, the host and caretakers. Sparkling clean everywhere and beautifully appointed. The owners have thought of everything, even down to snorkel gear and water shoes while you're there. Love the speaker controls at every imaginable location throughout the house and exterior. The layout of the main living area and bedrooms being off to each side, make it great for being together and also having privacy in your own suite. The pool and pool bar are fabulous. The hot tub being on a different level is great for a bit more seclusion.
The location of Kaleidoscope is absolutely the best on the island, close enough to Cruz Bay for shopping, dining out, etc., but very private, peaceful, and quiet when at the Villa. The stars at night are incredible due to the seclusion of the Villa. And, Oh the View! Spectacular sunrises and sunsets from the pool, upstairs gazebo, covered veranda, private balconies, etc..
We have stayed in other places on St. John before, but Kaleidoscope is absolutely our favorite Villa along with the location on Ditleff Point!
Justin, the host, is an absolute delight and caters to your every wish, always smiling and positive. He communicates timely prior to your arrival and all throughout your stay. Justin is very helpful in suggesting side trips, restaurants, fun bars, etc.. Justin's wonderful "first mate" Piper is the best when it comes to a big warm smile and laugh. With notice, Piper is willing to take you in his taxi wherever you want to go; just pay him well as he is such a delight and always timely.
If you are looking at this, you have found your dream Villa in Kaleidoscope! Book it! You will absolutely love it and not want to leave!
Upon our arrival off the ferry from STT we were met by Justin, the homeowner's rep. He showed us around the gorgeous property, answering any questions.The beautiful photos we had seen online of the property were just a small taste of the reality! If I looked up the word 'Paradise' in the dictionary, I would not be surprised to see a photo of Kaleidoscope Villa! This home is located in an incredible location. Breathtaking views from any angle. The home is designed and furnished well, with huge windows & doors in the great room that slide open to let in the fresh breezes. High expansive ceilings /ceiling fans, pretty artwork, nice detail everywhere you look...Pretty stonework, peppered with seashells, the island's distinct style, is throughout. Despite all there is to do and see on STJ, we all chose to devote several days of staying 'home' to enjoy all it had to offer. How utterly pampered and relaxed we felt! We loved watching turtles & the birds overhead as we swam in the pool.The lookout tower is perfect for sunsets. Sound system is awesome: music in/out. The secret grotto-so cool! And the nice beach right down from the home is really special. I was amazed at the stone steps leading to it. Such craftsmanship...It was fun looking for sea shells. Kitchen was outfitted with anything we might need, a bonus was the ice maker and picnic coolers in the pantry. The comfortable great room was indeed Great! whether we sat and visited, spent quiet time reading or when we watched movies together on the large tv in the evenings. Our stay at Kaleidoscope Villa was outstanding...I cannot think of anything the homeowner's have forgotten to help the guests feel more comfortable and welcomed. Though I did hear a request from someone in our group: could Jack install a lengthy slide from the pool to the beach. Haha
We all have very fond memories of staying at Kaleidoscope Villa...it was a sad morning when we all had to leave paradise, but we all do plan on returning!
Pictures don't do it justice, unbelievable!
From the time we got to the villa, we felt right at home. The location is perfect and the views, are breath taking. We were looking for a very relaxing vacation and we got it here. From the pool to the hot tub, hiking or the private beach. This place has it all. The only thing we regret is not staying longer.
This villa was a dream come true! We stayed at Kaleidoscope for 8 days and did not want to leave. The house has everything we needed and the views are breathtaking. We highly recommend this villa to anyone. The seclusion you feel being on this point is amazing, and Ditleff beach right below you was gone of our very best snorkel spots. We saw turtles, stingray, and even found a spotted eagle ray there. Can't wait to go back and stay again. During the week many islanders asked where we were staying and the response was the same..."wow...that's one of the nicest homes on the island"
A Magical and Enchanting Place
This magical place continues to bring tranquility, inner peace, and long-lasting smiles, even after another repeat visit. It's the perfect location to push life's reset button, relax and recharge, and to provide everlasting memories of a true paradise. Justin was excellent help and took care of everything we needed during our stay. Jack and Mary have created an enchanting home, and I can't thank them enough for their generosity in sharing it and accommodating my 3rd visit for another unforgettable vacation.
We recently spent the 4th of July week at the Kaliedescope villa. Simply spectacular!
My wife and four teenage children loved the setting. Overlooking Fish's bay and Rendevous bay, the views are gorgeous. The villa has everything one could ask for including speakers everywhere so we could enjoy music while watching sea turtles or the bright stars at night. Complete sets of snorkel gear made frequent visits to the Rendevous bay very easy and enjoyable!
Jack and Mary O'rourke made arranging for the rental very effortless. Justin was a great resource of Island information and was always available if we needed anything.
We hiked many of the trails in the National Park and visited numerous beaches. We had a fantastic time exploring the Island and Cruz Bay. It was always a pleasure to return home after an excursion to the extreme comfort of the Villa.
Three time Wisconsin visitors
A dream vacation
Kaleidoscope Villa is a real dream come true. Spectacular views, beautiful bedroom suites, awesome kitchen stocked with the basics and with every utencil any chef could imagine and all of this on a quiet penninsula with almost no neighbors. An perfect place to relax and enjoy St. John, the best kept secret in the carribean.
Heaven on Earth
It was breathtaking!!! Celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary. Talk about perfection! We rented this villa by ourselves for the first week & the 2nd our kids came down. To be on a private beach with just my family walking & swimming with no one around was magical. Each night playing music from speakers surrounding the house inside & outside as loud as you wanted from a state of the art system sipping on wine we chose from your wine stocked bar finished our perfect days in paradise. The showers are open to the elements outside which was awesome. Four couples could easily rent this villa all with private bedrooms & bathrooms joined with a hugh great room with plenty of room & privacy. We raced to the tower each night to catch the sunset & to toast another day! We looked at many places to spend our special day & we were not sorry we chose this home over everything else!! Jack you have built a breathtaking home & will always be remembered when thinking back on the best anniversary ever celebrated!!!
Pete & Terry Cavanagh
This is a home where as soon as you enter you relax and absorb all the beauty around you both inside and outside. You are nearly surrounded by water vistas beautiful in color and motion. We loved the 15 foot walls in the great room. They allowed the room to have a feel of wonderful spaciousness. The furnishings are of superior quality and provide great comfort. The property layout is masterfully executed. It is perfect for social interaction and privacy as well. Having been to St John's in the past, we were very content to stay at Kaleidoscope Villa the entire time-leaving only for supplies and several dinners out! We loved the tower at night-it was a perfect spot to view the lights on St Thomas.
It is very nice that you are greeted at the ferry and taken to pick up your rental car and then led to the villa. No stress! This is why you will be instantly at home when you arrive at the villa. We have been to many caribbean villas and this is by far the nicest!!
Gary & Joanne Coleman
Top notch, going to be hard to beat this villa.
I just wanted to drop you a line to tell you how we were totally impressed with our trip to your villa Sept 4-15 2012. From our first inquiry on availability, your almost immediate response. Justin meeting us at the ferry and assisting with any issues that may have came up during our stay. Justin made sure we were looked after and was there for us, for whatever we needed.
The Internet site is impressive, but it still doesn't compare to what you see when you arrive at your amazing villa. We have stayed in a number of villas over the years, and we are going make sure we return as soon as we can with some of or family. It would be hard to find a villa so well equipped as we found yours. This was the first time we went through Flip Key, but I can tell you if it works like it did working with you we will continue to use this site to search for future vacation spots.
Thank You again for sharing this wonderful vacation villa, it is one that we will never forget, and would recommend this to our friends in a heartbeat.
Joanne & Gary Coleman
Park City, UT
Paradise in Paradise
This was our second stay in this fabulous home and our expectations were high and we were not disappointed It was even better than the last time The attention to detail, the quality of the construction , the furniture, all the amenities and just the ease of Irving space is second to none. But the pool and the view truly set this house apart. It is spectacular. We have rented homes on St John every year for over 15 years and we do not want to stay anywhere else.
Tracey L. Foust
Jefferson Hills, PA
Amazing in every way!
My husband, son and I stayed at Kaleidoscope Villa July 21-28, 2012. I searched for a Villa rather late and Jack called me as soon as I submitted my request. He accommodated our party of three for the dates we needed and provided helpful information with contact numbers, tips and advice. Justin, the Villa caretaker met us at the ferry dock in St. John when we arrived and drove us to the car rental. Along the way, he showed us around the town. He then drove us to the Villa and showed us how everything worked. The service was excellent and everything that we would ever need was provided including snorkeling gear, beach towels, sunscreen, coolers, chairs, flashlights, binoculars and a gourmet kitchen stocked with appliances and utensils and a Weber grill. The Villa was private, secure, and we felt very safe. Each bedroom was separate from the great room and had comfortable mattresses and pillows. The furnishings were lovely. I took morning jogs and walks on our private road, used the outdoor shower and jumped in the infinity pool. My favorite aspects of the Villa were the quality construction, the attention to detail, the beautiful furnishings, the infinity pool and the lookout tower. My least favorite aspect was having to leave! Until next time...
Jeff & CIndy
Breathtaking! Should be six stars!
We've been back from Kaleidoscope for a month now, and still can't get it off our minds! This is our fourth year in a row in St. John, and the fourth villa we've stayed in...we can't imagine St. John without Kaleidoscope - there are villas, and then there are villas! We were home less than a week before we just had to send a deposit for next year - we're addicted!
The pictures don't do it justice -- the panoramic view is something you have to see to believe! We must've seen 14 turtles surface in Fish Bay while we were lounging in the infinity pool!
Kaleidoscope leaves nothing to be desired - if you can think of it, Jack already has it available! And if by chance, there's something else you need - Justin is there in a flash to take care of you!
And the snorkeling in Rendezvous Bay around the point was an amazing adventure for my husband. He's still talking about the big manta rays they saw!
It's easy to see why Kaleidoscope was Flip Key's 2011 Villa of the year. Thanks again to Jack - and Justin! See ya next year!
Pefect Vacation Spot
This villa is just beautiful. The views are amazing. Our party of eight was made up of two families with four teenagers (ages 13,14,15 and 17). The set up of the villa was perfect. The teens decided parents on one side and the teens on the other. That worked out perfectly as the property is basically set up in three pods with two bedrooms in each pod on the ends and the main pod with the kitchen, diningroom and livingroom in the middle. With this set up noise was never an issue.
The villa is fully equipped with whatever you will need during your vacation. Beach chairs, snorkeling equipment, games, computer, coolers, etc.
The teenage girls loved the infinity pool with its breath taking views the best.
We loved the place so much that we cannot even imagine returning to St. John and staying somewhere else.
Awesome Villa...awesome views...can't go wrong
This is one magnificent villa! We spent a week there this June and had a great time. The house is beautiful, and the views are even better. The walk down to the beach is much shorter than it looks, and the snorkeling is really good. Everything you could need is right there at the house. This was our third trip to St. John, and we can't wait to get back. We hope to stay at Kaleidoscope every time we go back if we can make it work, too!
southern sun seeker
New Orleans, LA
breathtaking views + luxurious accommodations = perfect vacation
The owners of this villa have taken extreme measures to insure their guests have the most fabulous vacation. The gourmet kitchen is so well-equipped, we were able to prepare delicious meals every night. The bedroom suites are private and removed from the living area. The patio and pool area are perfect, the constant breezes delightful, private outdoor showers amazing, everything top notch!
Laurie Ann Russo
The perfect villa on a perfect island!
We returned for a second vist to the Kaleidoscope Villa and have already booked our third visit for 2013! That should say it all!
We had an amazing week!
We spent one week at Kaleidoscope Villa in March, 2012. It is a beautiful villa and had all the amenities we needed or wanted. Jack was very easy to work with in terms of reservations. Justin manages the villa and lives nearby. He was very helpful during our stay. The villa is easily accessed and very private since Ditleff point is gated. The view to the south and east can't be beat. Every afternoon, we watched the turtles surface in Fish Bay, while enjoying the outdoor living space. The breezes were brisk while we were there but I thought that kept the mosquitos away. We felt that we didn't get to spend as much time at the villa as we would have liked because we were so busy during our stay. We plan to return for a more leisurely vacation with more time relaxing in this gorgeous villa.
Believe the Hype---Seriously
My family has been fortunate enough to stay at many wonderful places throughout the world. Without a doubt, Kaleidoscope was the best. I spent many, many hours researching a spot for a mini family reunion in the Caribbean. Kaleidoscope on St. John kept popping up near the top of every list, chat room, blog, etc. No one had anything but glowing praise for the place which instantly made me suspicious. However, all of my attempts to find something bad about the place turned up empty. My wife finally called the question and we booked a week there despite my lingering concerns. I hate to admit it but she was right. Jack, the owner, was very helpful and responsive. As we got closer to the date, Justin the caretaker took over and was very helpful throughout our stay. When we got to the villa, the incredible internet pictures didn't do the place justice. Honestly, it is one of the most stunning homes and vistas on the planet. You have to consciously stop admiring the craftsmanship of the home to take in the amazing view which is saying something. My family spent hours over cocktails debating how on Earth they could build such a great place in such a relatively remote location. It must have taken many years and a lot of antacid! However you can't argue with the end result. On top of that, my mother-in-law kept commenting on how clean the place was. This from a woman who keeps bleach wipes in her handbag. I guess I'm giving all this weird detail because I was initially a big skeptic---I hate it when you only see 5 stars for a place. However, I can honestly say that it was truly great---no qualifiers. My family can't wait to go back next year. Ps if you're looking for a really great catered meal, try East West Catering. Pretty expensive, but very well worth it. One of the best meals I've ever had and having it done at Kaleidoscope was awesome.
One cannot even begin to describe how memorable our stay was at this beautiful home. Not a single detail was missed when designing and building Kaleidoscope. My husband and I just turned 30 and enjoyed Kaleidoscope all to ourselves for an entire week. We love to get out on the water, lounge on the beaches, snorkel and explore the island but Kaleidoscope nearly made it impossible to want to leave. The views from this home are the most spectacular on the island. We enjoyed everything this home had to offer. Being able to hang out at the East edge of the pool and watch the sea turtles was truly an amazing experience. There has not been a single day since we returned home that we don't dream of coming back to Kaleidoscope. We loved sitting by the pool or soaking in the hot tub at night and staring up at the beautiful starry sky. This home offers views for both sunrise and sunset and they are some of the most gorgeous that I have ever seen. If you arrive in the dark like we did, you will not be able to sleep your first night as you will be anticipating seeing this place in the daylight. You will absolutely be blown away. Look no further, Kaleidoscope promises to be a truly one of a kind experience.
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Everything you could ever want!
Just wanted to drop you a quick note about our stay at your home in St. John. To say that we had a great time would be a huge understatement! Your home is more beautiful than any picture could capture. The view is breathtaking and the layout is superb. The kids loved the pool and walking down to the beach, they even spotted sea turtles swimming down in Fish Bay! We loved every moment of our stay and we were definitely the envy of all our fellow travelers. Thank you so much for everything that you and Justin did to prepare for and provide for us before and during our stay. Many thanks again and I wish you much happiness and prosperity in the new year. When we plan our next visit to St. john we will be sure to contact you first!
The Villa was a perfect location on the island; views of St Thomas; and very quiet and peaceful. The Villa was beautifully decorated and amenities were just right. Highly recommend the Villa to others!
Can't wait to go back!
Kaleidoscope is even better than the pictures on the website. The owner has thought of every convenience and we didn't want to leave. The house is perfectly situated with views of two bays and the island of St. Croix on a clear day. You can see both sunrise and sunset from its location and the house has all the amenities. We truly were on island time once we arrived. We enjoyed cooking and provisioning from St. John catering (great job guys). Denzil Cline provided us with great transportation. Russ at St. John Concierge chartered the Calypso for us. The crew on the Calypso provided a lifetime experience from snorkeling to cocktails, hor's devours, and finished the say watching the sunset over St. Thomas. Later the evening dinner at Morgan's Mango provided a terrific conclusion to the day. St. John is a very easy island to get around and the beaches are some of the most beautiful I've ever seen. Only bad thing about the trip we had rain a couple of days. Even then listening to music over the wonderful soundsystem and reading a book made for a great day.
New York, NY
Kaleidoscope Villa - #1 on St. John
I visited Kaleidoscope Villa ("KV") the last wknd of august with my wife and our respective parents. I have been to St. John close to a dozen times and Kaleidoscope is by far the best villa I've ever encountered. No details of this villa have been overlooked. From the high-end artwork to the superb electronic sound system, to the hillside "Grotto”, KV strikes a fine balance of artistic elegance while still feeling cozy. Read on for more detail on why KV is the best villa St. John has to offer.
The People - Jack and his island housekeeper, Justin, are as kind as your next door neighbors. Easily accessible and there if you need them, or need something.
The Layout - 4 bedrooms with 2 separate pods connecting 2 rooms. At first glance it seems that the connecting rooms aren't private enough, but I assure you, when the doors are closed, nothing can be heard in the adjacent bedroom. The family room is perfectly situated with a view to the south, encompassing the infinity pool, Ditleff Point, and both Klein and Fish Bays. It's absolutely stunning, and perhaps my favorite part of the villa.
The Grotto - The feeling of the above mentioned Grotto can only be experienced in person. Utilizing the hot tub during a rainstorm will make you forget what's coming down around you.
The Beach access - Like to have the beach all to yourself? Klein Bay's private access beach is a 5 minute walk from the villa. Decent snorkeling to the south side and is simple for even the average snorkeler. On the opposite side of the Point and at the foot of Kv's side entrance is stair access to Fish Bay. Here you can make your way down the rocky access way and swim out to the turtles you've been watching from your master bedroom.
The Details - Kaleidoscope Villa T-shirts?? Yes, please! Also available are bottles of wine for purchase. What other villa can say they have these options? None, that I know of.
We unanimously recommend KV for your next STJ trip.
Best Vacation Ever!!!
My family and I had the pleasure of staying at Kaeidoscope Villa in September 2011. We have had the privilege of travelling to many places, and most Caribbean islands, but this property is hands down the best.
From the moment we arrived in St. John the staff were available and friendly, even waiting to drive us to the villa while we ate.
Imagine our surprise when we arrived at the property, only to find it exceeded the description and photos online. Pictures do not do this property justice. This house was ideal for 4 adult couples, we could enjoy each other's company, but it is set up in a way that it also feels like you have your very own private getaway, as well.
We had a wonderful time exploring the island and taking day trips to the other Virgin Islands. Everything was easy and convenient to navigate. The house had an incredibly helpful guide to the island and "things to do". We loved the property so much that our usual habit of exploring local nightlife was abandoned while we chilled at the house and enjoyed the property.
I typically like to try new places, but this is one place I cannot wait to try again!
Words cannot express how much we loved this villa!
My husband and I have been going to St. John for the past 8 years and just started to stay at different villas. This year for our 10 year anniversary we decided to try Kaleidoscope Villa. From the moment you step onto the property, you are blown away by the magnificent beauty of this villa and the location it is built on.
Every work and detail that went into the design of Kaleidoscope was truly impressive. The villa manager Justin was a great additive, as he would be available if you needed assistance in anyway.
We would spend hours just sitting by the pool and taking in the breeze and watch the turtles below in the water. It was so hard for us to get up and leave this beautiful villa.
My husband and I hope to return in the near future. Kaleidoscope Villa is an experience in itself.
Plantation Florida USA
What a wonderful location. Spectacular views, gated community. Absolutely spectacular experience
Park City, Utah
Utterly fabulous and amazing
An unbelievable house in an unbelievable location. We could not have asked for anything more. The house (and the pool) itself are so beautiful and the furnishings just add to the comfort of being there. You do not want to leave..ever.
Mike and Diane Sheldon
Vacatiion Celebration of a Lifetime
We were sold by the website on this beautiful villa, and impressed by the owner's extremely thoughtful, cordial responsiveness to our every request for information. Even so, we guessed that the reality couldn't match the advanced billing, and that we would somehow be disappointed by what we found. In fact, the villa was so grand and glorious, the views in every direction so gorgeous and the accommodations so comfortable and livable that we spent most of our time on St John right there, taking it all in. Like the kaleidoscope for which it was named, every twist and turn of the place revealed something new and beautiful and exciting to take advantage of. It was the perfect place to hold a weeklong family reunion to celebrate our 40th wedding anniverary.
Dave and Mel
This was our second stay at Kaleidoscope. It is the most beautiful property on the island. The views, the property, and all the "little things" make it a unique and special place. We hope to return again and highly recommend this villa to everyone!
Lovin St John
Our family including our granddaughter spent a wonderful week at Kaleidoscope. The villa manager Justin had taken care of provisioning and getting the home ready for us. The location on Detlif point is really special. We loved watching the turtles below us and the birds gliding past the pool. Don't bother taking books to read because you won't be able to take your eye's off of the views. We've traveled to St John many times and stayed at some very nice villas, but this one is pretty special.
"Where do you go from here."
Kaleidoscope Villa is a beautiful and amazing place. We enjoyed everything about this place. The villa, the view, the sound system, the pool, and the location. It was a vacation that we will never forget. We hope to return one day in the near future. We kept saying, "Where do we go from here" meaning how can we ever top this vacation. We did not want to leave.
St Paul, MN
Kaleidoscope is truly unique. Its design takes full advantage of its location on Ditleff Point; you feel like you're one with the beautiful Caribbean surroundings. The owners and caretakers are wonderful to work with. Kaleidoscope met or exceeded our expectations on every level.
Roomies from BGSU
Bay Village Ohio
Outstanding time at Kaleidoscope
When we found Kaleidoscope we we knew for certain this is where we wanted to take our friends of many years on vacation. We have been to St John a dozen times and this by far was the finest villa we have ever stayed in. The 4 master suites was ideal for our 4 couples and to hear their comments as we first arrived was priceless. The villa is so perfectly appointed with everthing you need to make your stay complete. The views are spectacular, teh breezes are outstanding, the quiet nature of Ditleff Point are perfect. We were so pleased. Over the years we have hiked Ditleff and fell in love with the location. It is perfect for our needs of having great time with great friends or simply a quiet spot to read a book or simply enjoy watching the sea turtles in the bays that surround you. Rendevous Bay which is just a quick walk away is terrific for snorkeling. The location is close to Cruz bay and not that far from Coral Bay. We will most certainly return
Michael and Amy
Mount Sinai, NY
Amazing villa~excellent location
Before heading down to St. John for my husband's 40th Birthday, the owner, Jack, was extremely friendly and helpful in planning our trip. Kaleidoscope Villa is gorgeous! Everything is brand new and top of the line~no expense spared! The location on Ditleff Point was awesome! We had terrific views of both Reef and Fish Bay and easy access for snorkeling, fishing and shell collecting...which kept all 6 adults very happy! The villa was very comfortable with every amenity! The four bedrooms were large and airy with outdoor patios overlooking the water! The outdoor showers were terrific! We hated to leave the Villa! Eating out at a few different restaurants was great! But cooking in or take out was great too so we could relax and enjoy the pool, hot tub and a glass of wine! The Villa manager, Justin, was awesome too! He was a great help with reservations and things to do on the island. We would highly recommend Kaleidoscope Villa for your next vacation to St. John. We will definitely come back! Thank you again Jack for sharing your wonderful villa with us! Michael & Amy
A's all the way!
It's a's all the way! The house is astounding with never-ending ocean views, beautiful living space and bedrooms and everything you could possibly want is at your fingertips. The infinity pool is amazing, the observation tower was awesome and the private hot tub that is tucked away has astonishing ocean views. There is plenty of space in the villa to have quiet time. Each bedroom has its own ocean-view balcony if you want to slip away for some alone time and a glass of wine. Kaleidoscope Villa has become the gold standard. Nothing will ever compare. It was perfect in every way. We can't wait to go back!
Amazing Location & Outstanding Experience
I have been renting on St John for 8 years and have never returned to the same house twice. Kaleidescope will be the exception. The views from the house are amazing. The amenities such as sat tv in every room, high speed internet, fully stocked wine fridge and a chef's kitchen all contibute to an first class experience. In addition, the staff are very helpful and being able to rent the house directly from the owner was great. If I was to build a house on St John, I would use Kaleidescope as the model!
Not a location, a destination!
We were two families traveling together, both with children. The other family had visited St. John's a number of times and said that this was the most beautiful place they had stayed. Kaleidescope felt like our own personal resort. It was perfect for the eight of us in so many ways.
The layout of the villa worked very well for both families. The bedrooms were spacious, well decorated and beautifully appointed. They all had spectacular views and complete privacy. The inside common area (kitchen, dining and living area) knocked our socks off. Everything was thought of, including a stocked wine frig, games and puzzles for the kids, and large screen tv that was rarely turned on. The outside space was perfect with those spectacular views, pool, large patio area and tower! We started every day with breakfast outside overlooking the coastline and ended each day with a drink at sunset in the tower.
The villa's location was perfect for us. It was a short drive to Cruz Bay for anything we might need but was still very private and exclusive. Again, the views along the coast in both directions could not be beat by anything else I saw on St. John's that week. The quiet beach a few steps down the road was charming and had great snorkling.
Jack was a wonderful manager and his assistant on St. John's was always there when we needed him. He checked in to make sure we had everything we needed (and of course we did), and provided some great restaurant and market recommendations.
We have already recommended this villa to many of our friends and would love to return ourselves.
Your home is truly a work of art. Every little detail adds to the magic you feel while staying there. We have stayed in houses around the Caribbean and hands down yours is the nicest, warmest most beautiful house we have stayed in. The interior design is just perfect from the tassels hung throughout to the Kaleidoscopia fish hanging in the half bath. We hope to return often and with friends to enjoy it again.
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Incredible Villa with Breathtaking Views!
Our 30th anniversary trip to St. John was fantastic!? Kaleidoscope Villa is truly amazing.? There is no? way to get the full impact of the surrounding beauty when standing on? the back patio unless you are there in person.??Photographs just? don't do it justice.? Of course, that didn't keep me from taking hundreds trying to capture the perfect reference photo for my next? painting (I'm an artist). We drove all over the island, and I? can honestly say that we liked Ditleff Point best of all.? When? researching St. John, I had originally planned to stay in a Peter Bay? villa...so glad we didn't. It is only minutes to Cruz Bay on good roads from Kaleidoscope and yet it has a remote, secluded feel. The house itself is gorgeous with every amenity you can imagine. Jack and his staff were so helpful and went out of their way to make sure that we had everything that we needed during our stay. We can't wait to go back!
35th Wedding anniversary in Paradise !
This was our first trip to wonderful St. John, Usvi. Since this was a special occasion, I researched carefully for just the perfect, private, luxurious villa on that island. When I found Kaleidoscope I knew that was the place for us. Kaleidoscope has it all ! Gorgeous 360 degree views that simply take your breath away from the first time you see them until the last look through tears as you are leaving. This home is palatial, yet warm, inviting & better equipped than our own home. The decor, details, welcome amenity, communication and knowing you will be well cared for and safe is the best we've seen.
We had a photo shoot at the villa & the backdrop with breathtaking ocean vistas and the infinity pool ... to die for. Seclusion, peace, serenity & the ability to totally relax was just what we needed. This is a perfect place for families or couples because each bedroom is private yet linked by the awesome kitchen and great room. You can have privacy or togetherness. Everything you could want is there, games, flat screens, pool, jacuzzi, outdoor/ indoor showers, kitchen that made me green with jealosy & every bedroom with a private balcony overlooking the gorgeous bays. And oh... the sunset/ sunrises.God's paintbrush is certainly at work there. We will never go anywhere else ever again when visiting the Carribbean.
Final comment: The only two disappointing things about this villa is the wait til you arrive & then having to leave it all behind.
If you need a respite away from the crazy world we all live in, this is the place for you. You will reconnect, recharge and remember this as your own special piece of paradise on loan from the most generous Jack and Mary O'Rourke. Bless you both !
Words & photos cannot fully describe how amazing Kaleidoscope Villa is. The unobstructed views from any window or door, the quiet & peacefulness of Ditliff Point as well as the details and amenities are what make it so fantastic. We enjoyed our stay in January 2011 and look forward to returning in 2012.
upstate New York
Private paradise with every amenity
"This villa is a unique and special place. We have stayed on the island many times and feel this villa and location is magnificent. The owners were careful to attend to every detail to make ones stay feel like home...but better. The owner even followed up with a call and email after our stay to simply ask if anything could be done to improve our stay. My reply: we will be coming back and we hope nothing changes. It was clear they take great pride in their villa and the positive experiences of their villa guests.
The villa is set on peninsula only 10 mins from town. It is private and faces due south capturing sun on the pool all day. The views in all directions are spectacular. The amazing vistas of the ocean and area bays were completely unobstructed. We saw sea turtles on a daily basis to the east and manta rays to the west from the backyard and lookout. The rays actually flew out of the water. There is a constant breeze that kept us comfortable even on the hottest days and seemed to negate the "no see'ums". There was snorkel gear, towels, beach chairs, aqua socks, and a private Ditleff Point beach with good snorkeling along the southwest shoreline (saw a small nurse shark). The beach is just a few hundred yards from the house. Sunsets with a cocktail looking west from the "lookout tower" connected to the house was a favorite time. If the villa fits your price range and accommodates your group, I would highly recommend Kaleidoscope...you will not be disappointed. "
Our best trip yet!
This was our 8th trip to St. John or Virgin Gorda in the past 5 years. Each year we stay at a different villa and explore more of these beautiful islands. We love this area for its quiet and the beautiful, protected parks.
This villa was really very well appointed. We did a lot of cooking at 'home' during our stay (but don't miss asolare for a great dinner out) and the kitchen had everything we needed and more. Great pains were taken to build Kaleidoscope and it is obvious in the quality construction as well as in the selection of finishes and furnishings. The photos are great, but don't do the place justice.
Mosquitoes love me and can make a stay a lot less enjoyable when you get as many bites as I do. Kaleidoscope had the added value of winds that mosquitoes find difficult to fly in. Walking or running back and forth along Ditleff Point is great exercise because of the many hills. No pesky mosquitoes were there either. In town and by the beach, have a repellant ready. Tropical Storm, Tomas, was off the coast while we were there, so it may have been more windy than normal, but it was great to be outside by the pool without the mosquito distraction.
Walking to the beach was great. In fact we used the jeep very little this trip. We usually had the beach to ourselves especially in late afternoon. Snorkeling is fun in both Fish Bay and at Ditleff and Klein Bays. You'll most likely see turtles, rays, squid and more.
I could go on and on, but instead I'll encourage you to see Kaleidoscope Villa for yourself. You won't be disappointed.
Kaleidescope Villa "A dream come true"
I can't even remotely come up with words to describe how magnificent Kaleidescope villa is. Jack has created the perfect villa leaving no stones unturned. It its the only villa that you truely will not want to leave for your entire vacation. Obviously from all the amazing reviews, you get an idea of what I am referring to. If you can, experience it for yourself. Ditleff point is the best location on St. John for a villa. Years back I hiked out to the point and saw the villa being built. I knew I would investigate its rental opportunity when completed. I'm so glad I did. It was our dream home for the week. The crystal blue ocean views from every imaginable place, the perfect infinity pool, the private beach, the sea turtles in fish bay, the eagle ray we snorkeled with, the solitude and so much more. We feel fortunate to have been a part of it. I just hope we can experience this garden of eden in the future. Thanks Jack and your awesome staff. Ross & Jen
New York, NY
Unbelievable accomodations in Paradise!
It's difficult to find enough positive words to describe our time in St. John. However, while the trip was a pleasure in and of itself, the Kaleidoscope Villa offered the amazing views, well-kept amenities and the feeling of laid-back luxury that really made our trip rather perfect. The location could not have been better as it easily afforded us the ability to drive into town...the perfect complement to having our own isolated stretch of beach/ocean at the villa. The presence of a grill allowed us to cook several meals at home while we stared out at the ocean and the snorkeling gear on-site made it easy to walk down to the beach to go swimming with the sea turtles. The bedrooms as well as the central living space (inclusive of the outdoor patios) were extremely well kept and accomodative for lounging, cooking and playing cornhole. I'd recommend a stay at Kaleidoscope to anyone headed to the island - whether it be for 2 days or 2 weeks.
Kaleidoscope Villa is amazing!
What a place. The pictures can't do it justice. Fantastic location, overlooking 2 bays. 10 minutes from Cruz Bay. Saw turtles in the bay below while having drinks in the infinity pool. Great snorkeling just steps from the villa. Villa has absolutely everything you need and then some. Very secure and safe. Best vacation rental we've had, hands down.
Kaleidoscope: What an amazing Place!
We stayed at the Kaleidoscope Villa for 8 days and it will be a place we will remember forever. The views of the deep blue sea and surrounding hills from the house, the pool, and the hot tub are simply amazing. As one of the first homes in the development, it is a totally private and relaxing place to stay. The owners have thought of everything you need to make your stay perfect. We cannot recommend this villa highly enough!
What a beautiful villa. I am sure this comes through in the pictures, but to reaffirm the thoughtfulness that was placed into the build is superior. The finish level is flawless and the furniture is updated-classic and beautiful. The 3 pod floorplan added an air of wonderful openness to the property.
Upon arriving at the villa and walking up to the main door of the house my breath was taken away by the view out to the pool and ocean/Ditleff Point beyond. This was only beat by the view from the tower. It was the perfect place to enjoy the sunset each evening (and for my husband to watch all the turtles!). Additionally the private terrace off of the master made for the perfect sunrise view. While we enjoyed dining out in the evenings, the kitchen had all the amenities we needed for breakfast/lunch.
Ditliff point was a wonderful location. This being the first complete home made the entire point feel exclusively ours. We took a stroll every morning to the end of the point and beach without worry of traffic or beach crowd.
The owner contacted me after the trip and asked what he could improve...my response was nothing. It was simply perfect for our group.
An amazingly gorgeous villa, with an extraordinary view!
Our stay at Kaleidoscope was truly amazing - one we'll remember forever! The waterfront views were unbelievably gorgeous - from any room in the villa!!! We were even greeted by large turtles upon arrival -easily seen from the master bedroom deck. The villa also provided more than ample space for the two families- 8 people- in our party.
We spent our days relaxing by the infinity pool watching the kids swim, and our evenings enjoying the moonlit waters from the jacuzzi! We also snorkeled at the private beach, just 1/4 mile walk from the villa - the snorkelers saw turtles, a reef shark, stingrays, sea urchins, and many schools of colorful fish.
We'd highly recommend this villa! We hope to return again!
Dan & Kim Sheehan
Saratoga Springs, New York
The search is over - our forever vacation villa on St. John...
My wife and I celebrated our 15th wedding anniverary and our respective 40th birthdays with a week long stay at Kaleidoscope Villa...fell in love with eachother all over again...and discovered the most unique and tranquil vacation home we've ever stayed in. Stop looking. As frequent travelers, we can tell you - you simply cannot and will not regret any aspect of your stay at Kaleidoscope. Amazing beauty, all the amenities you could want, and complete privacy. You won't want to leave. The owner is the visionary builder who poured his heart and soul into this place...and it shows in every detail. Quite simply, Kaleidoscope is heaven on Earth... Enjoy!
Mr. Ho & Family
One of of kind Island Oasis that wraps you up in tranquility
Spent 7 days with wife and 2 16 yr old girls.layout of this Villa is exceptional in detail..the setting is unmatched as you have 2 views of different bays and marine life below...amazing infinity pool and lookout tower..great sound system throught great room and pool area..very private location close to all the great beaches and a shortcut close by to other side of island makes this Villa the best of the best! Extras galore! Gourmet Kitchen! 2 Refrigerators helps with large groups. Do it!
When I stumbled upon the Kaleidoscope villa during my research I thought that I may have found a gem. It was a brand new villa appointed on a relatively undeveloped part of the island. After vacationing there for a week with my wife, I can honestly say that this villa has exceeded all of my expectations and then some. We dont get to vacation very often so when we do, it is important to us that we can get away from the stress and the rigors of every day life. Right from the start, the owners went out of their way to make sure that my vacation was a smooth operation. The villa itself is on a hill and from the poolside you are able to enjoy spectacular views of the two bays below (fish bay and rendezvous bay). Even with the islands world famous beaches, we were content most days relaxing by the pool and taking in these awesome views. We ate in many nights as well because frankly, no restaurant on the island offers the comforts and the views that you can have dining inside or out on the patio. The villa is stocked with games, books, movies, puzzles, and even snorkel equipment, making it great for families big or small, young and old. For a week we were truly able to relax in a beautiful and serene environment, in large part thanks to this villa! We sincerely hope that we can return on day.
Tim and Heather Harris
Paradise found -- this villa is a 10+
Our two weeks at the villa were wonderful in every way. We have been coming to St. John for years and Kaleidoscope was the best villa we have ever stayed at. The villa is extremely well done and has every modern convenienance you could think of. We found ourselves not wanting to leave the villa, except to walk to the beach. Everything was amazing, The pool was perfect and we nearly spent every waking hour in it. The lay out was great for our family ( 4 year and 9 month old). We loved watching the turtles everyday. We were also able to see lots of birds, baracudas and sharks from the home. The views were breathtaking as the house straddled two bays. We loved eating outside under the covered veranda with the great St. John trade winds. The kitchen was well equiped with a fabulous girill so much so that we found ourselves wanting to stay at the house and grill out for most meals. My husband and I spend countless hours finding our next vacation villa on St, John every year but after our stay at Kaleidoscope, we will never do another seach again. This house has it all and is truly heaven on earth.
BEST VILLA EVER!
To anyone considering a villa in St John or anywhere within the USVI -
STOP searching as you have found a truly magnificent home away from
home. It is impossible to adequately describe the breathtaking views
from every window, refreshing sparkling clean pool with infinity edge,
private hot tub with sweeping ocean and mountain views, exquisite home
details and the peace and relaxation one feels with the sound of ocean
waves crashing on the rocks below. All communication with the owner was
prompt, accurate and detailed oriented. Brian, a representative from
Kaleidoscope Villa, promptly met us at the ferry landing to take us to
the villa. Once there he showed us around the home and grounds
describing important details to make our stay effortless while enjoying
the MANY amenities of this villa. Truly nothing has been overlooked
regarding comfort, convenience, cleanliness or maintenance and we have
most definitely already recommended this villa to our family and
friends. We will continue to vacation in St John on a regular basis will
absolutely return to this magical place. Suggested restaurants: dinner:
1) Azolare ( amazing sunsets, overlooking Cruz Bay). 2) ZoZo's 3)
Waterfront Bistro 4) Rum Runners 5) La Tappas Lunch: Skinny Legs (Coral
Bay), Deli Grotto, Margarita Phils, Ocean Grill Things to do: 1) Cruise
on "The Bad Kitty" to the baths on Virgin Gorda, Jost Van Dyke, BVI,
Norman Island 2) Rent your own personal dinghy and travel along the
beaches of Hawknest, Trunk, Cinnamon, Leister, etc. Stop to snorkeling
along the way. Amazing! 3) Hike the numerous trails exploring old Sugar
Cane Plantations 4) Enjoy the beach just steps from Kaleidoscope Villa
as the snorkeling was terrific 5) Visit Salt Pond and Coral Bay. So in
closing: vacation here, marry here, honeymoon here or enjoy a special
anniversary as any (or all) of these occasions would be a perfect
"excuse" to stay at Kaleidoscope Villa.