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Description from owner

Description from owner

Bedrooms 4 / Bathrooms 5 / Sleeps 8 / Villa
Bedrooms: 4  Bathrooms: 5  Sleeps: 8  Type: Villa
Drake's View: Voted Best View in the Caribbean
TripAdvisor property ID 2297268

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Book this 4 bedroom villa in Coral Bay today! A total of 8 people can sleep here comfortably.

Guests can enjoy a pool, deck, and air conditioning among other amenities offered by this rental.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 33 reviews.

Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $3900 to as high as $7400, depending on travel dates.

The owner responds to 100% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Jul 26, 2017.

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About the owner

About the owner

Ellen R.
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100%
Calendar last updated:
26 Jul 2017
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Languages spoken: English

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Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Coral-bay,-st-john-island Attractions

Amenities

Amenities

General


  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Linen provided
  • Safe
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine

Phone / Internet


  • Internet access
  • Telephone

Pool / Spa


  • Jacuzzi or hot tub
  • Private outdoor pool (heated)

Property Features


  • High chair
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking

Kitchen


  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Entertainment


  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Satellite TV
  • TV

Outdoor


  • Balcony or terrace
  • Deck
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Private garden
  • Shared garden

Suitability


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking allowed

Reviews

Reviews (33)

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“Incredible, Gorgeous View!”

Reviewed 5 Dec 2013

Our family stayed at Drake's View June 13th - July 1st, 2013. We needed a villa with 4 bedrooms. It was the "view" from Drake's View that won it over! Wow, what an incredible, gorgeous view of Coral Bay & the Bvi's! The Kit, LR & DR areas are all on the upper level & flow into each other so you always feel a part of what's going on & with several seating areas, you can have your space too! There are 3 bdrms on the lower level in the main house & a private 1 bdrm cottage. All are equal with a/C & kg beds with 1 in the main house having the option to be made into twins. Entry to 1 of the bedrooms in the main house is off the porch so you have to walk outside to get to it. The kit was well equipped & used & so was the BBQ grill. We ate about ½ our meals at the villa while enjoying the view! We used the pool & hot tub just about every day after coming back from the beach. The pool gets good sun until mid-day & is larger than most. It has a gradual slope to deep end & has a built-in bench all along the length of the pool. You can sit there or in the hot tub & enjoy a nice view. The villa has plenty of outdoor seating space, sun & shade, to gather as a group or find a quiet space to yourself! Even though you could see a couple villas on other hillsides, they were far enough away & situated to where we felt complete privacy! In the evenings we enjoyed listening to music on the stereo...speakers worked great...while playing Scrabble & card games. The villa only has 1 TV...no big deal because we don't typically watch TV. The large capacity W/D are on the lower level & conveniently located near the pool's ½ bath for wet suits & towels & near the bdrms. They were used often during our 18 night stay & worked great! We loved Drake's View & the Bordeaux Mtn location...the view, close to Maho Bay & close to our family's favorite Coral Bay restaurant...Shipwreck Landing!

“Awesome family vacation”

Reviewed 1 Dec 2013

This was our second visit to Drakes View and we again enjoyed everything the property has to offer...views, a well equpped kitchen, hot tub and ample space for our 3 generations to be together for Thanksgiving week. In spite of an abnormally rainy week, we made the best of our beach time and enjoyed the views from the villa when we were forced inside. We lovedbeing able to stay overlooking Coral Bay,our favorite side of St. Johns. We explored several new beaches and snorkeling apots. Thanks to the Roberts family and their wonderful concierge team of Dorothy and Fernando.

“Home away from home”

Reviewed 4 Jul 2012

We have rented many vacation homes in many places and Drake's view is the first one we have honestly considered returning to. The location speaks for itself, and the details of the house in most of the previous reviews are spot on (the good ones at least). The management (Fernando and Dorothy) is very modern, efficient and friendly. Thank you for making our family vacation and my 48th birthday unforgettable.

“Drake's View Villa Is a Dream”

Reviewed 24 Jun 2012

My husband and I were fortunate enough to return to St John for the 2nd time in one year and stayed at Drake's View Villa. The house was perfect! The weather didn't cooperate this time around but we still had a fabulous stay. The caretakers were wonderful and the house was pristinely clean. The beds were super comfortable and the house had ever ammenity to make you comfortable and feel right at home. This villa was just as described but better! The large kitchen had all of the utensils one would need for cooking a large meal. The views from just about every room in the house were breathtaking and there was always a wonderful breeze that we only needed the bedroom aC once during our 12 day stay. Staying at Drake's View Villa made us feel like we were at home away from home! On a clear day you can see at least 3 other islands if not more! Sitting on the front veranda enjoying coffee while relaxing and reading was one of the highlights of our stay! Bathrooms are spacious and super clean! Poor area is spectacular. Hot tub a bonus! Thank you to Dorothy, Fernando, and a very special thanks to the owners for allowing us to stay in your beautiful, supremely equipped home! If you stay at Drake's View Villa you will feel like you are in paradise and you will not be disappointed! Dvv is on the north shore but it does not take long to get to town, for gas, or groceries. The only thing we could not find was umbrellas as it was unusually rainy throughout our stay but hopefully if you stay at DVV you won't need an umbrella!! I would recommend this villa highly to anyone looking for a fabulous vacation home to rent! That comes from someone who is extremely picky and OCD about cleanliness and feeling comfortable while away! I slept like a baby every night! You will not go wrong by staying at Drake's View Villa! Enjoy!!!

Response from the owner Thank you for this great review. Sounds like you appreciate all the same things we love about the house and island. I think it is a real test of a house if you are comfortable staying in it during rainy weather. Usually there is an umbrella(s) and there some ponchos in the utility closet in the kitchen. We will check into this. We hope you will consider a return visit. Guests returning within a year of their stay receive a 10% discount.

“Over the Top”

Reviewed 9 Jan 2012

We are a family of 9 and were in St.John's to celebrate my 65th birthday as the clan matriarch. Drake's View was perfect in every way...well located for snorkeling our favorite spots, close to Coral Bay for terrific dining opprotunities, and well equipped for relaxation and just "chillin". We made wonderful memories and cannot wait to come back to this lovely villa. The photos do not do the villa or the views from the vill justice. The verandahs and porches are fabulous for watching rainbows, boats, clouds, birds, and for just appreciating it all.

Response from the owner We are so happy that you enjoyed Drake's View and thank you for the lovely review. We love St. John and are always thrilled when people say they will return to this special island. Guests returning with in a year of their visit receive a 10% discount.

“Better than the Narrative”

Reviewed 1 Dec 2011

This is the first rental property that meet and exceeded our expectations. Whilst, high from the sights and sounds of the beaches, the views were simply unbelievable. From the stars at night, to a rainbow marching towards the home from the valley. We have never spent as much time at a rental property or ate in more often. We walked to Le Chateau de Bordeaux Café for lunch and continued to enjoy the views. The on island management team was great! Thanks Fernando for your attention.

Response from the owner We are so delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Drake's View. It's hard to beat the stars from the hot tub, no? We truly hope that you will come back to stay at Drake's View again soon!

“Drake's View - May 2011”

Reviewed 10 Jun 2011

The photos of Drake's View do not lie. In fact, they don't adequately depict how beautiful this home really is. The villa is perfectly situated atop Bordeaux Mountain, a short distance off Centerline Rd., the only road that cuts completely across St. John. There are no terribly curvy roads nor outrageously steep driveways getting to the villa. You are close to north shore beaches and Coral Bay. A huge wooden door opens into a large main living area that consisted of a kitchen with table & eight chairs; a living room with couches & comfy chairs; and a more formal dining table with eight chairs. High vaulted ceilings & rich dark & light hardwoods filled the entire room. The walls are adorned with beautiful pieces of art created by local St. John artists (I loved this aspect of the home). A beautiful L-shaped staircase led to the lower level housing three equal bedrooms with bathrooms, each with a beautiful titled shower. The laundry room was on the lower level as well, along with a pool powder room, the entrance to the pool & hot tub (note that there is not a restroom facility on the main level). The fourth bedroom is housed in a separate cottage steps away & was similar in size & décor to the rest of the villa. Both the upper & lower levels of the house featured a long porch with chairs to sit & take in the view. Ahhh - the view! Words cannot describe the view. What a wonderful thing to wake up to in the morning. Grabbing that first cup of coffee & just sitting & looking at the view was probably my favorite thing of the entire trip. The villa is surrounded by beautiful plants, trees and flowers. We couldn't find anything about the villa we didn't like. On island villa managers, Fernando & Dorothy Micheletti, were fantastic, too. Responsive, friendly & caring. Exactly what you want when renting a vacation villa. We will return to Drake's View. It is the perfect villa located in the perfect spot for a wonderful week on St. John.

Response from the owner We are so delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Drake's View, and we're glad that you enjoyed the house (and the art!). We look forward to seeing you again soon in St. John (remember--repeat renters get a 10% discount!)!

“Fabulous Property Incredible Vacation”

Reviewed 11 Jan 2011

Drake's View is an absolutely wonderful property in an incredible destination. Drake's View has what must be one of the best views in the world -- the house sits atop Bordeaux Mountain with stunning panoramic views of St. John and the British Virgin Islands. One could do nothing other than luxuriate in the view and enjoy the fabulous amenities and comforts of the Villa, but the rest of St. John beckons. A car is truly a must as the property is a significant distance from town, beaches and many of the great offerings of the island. The house is spacious, well-designed, comfortable, clean and first rate in every respect. The owners have provided great amenities -- from a well stocked kitchen, to tempurpedic beds in all rooms, to extremely informative binders of information about the house, the island, restaurants, etc. In short it was a Villa that felt like home (only much much better) from the instant we arrived. Finally, we would be remiss if we didn't mention the fabulous Fernando who takes care for the property and went above and beyond the call of duty to make our stay enjoyable.

Response from the owner Thanks for taking the time to review Drake's View. We're happy to hear that you had a good stay and glad that you enjoyed the villa's amenities. We sincerely hope that you'll return again in the near future!

“We wouldn't change a thing!”

Reviewed 8 Jan 2011

My family and I have utilized Vrbo on several occasions for vacation rentals. Sometimes the text and photos accurately portray the property you've just rented. On other occasions, they do not. In the case of Drake's View, I would have to say that the photos and text cannot adequately capture the scale of the location, the thoughtfulness of the design, nor the attention to detail that the owners and managers provide for their guests. My family and I let out a collective gasp as we descended the steep drive which only hints at the view from the multiple decks. From inside, the large expanse of windows in the great room allow the spectacular views of the island and encircling waters to flood the interior. The multiple patios and exterior lighting allowed us to enjoy both interior and exterior spaces night and day. But what really makes Drakes View so special is the care and attention to detail that everyone associated with the property exhibits. Dorothy was very professional and timely in all her communications; Fernando, the manager of the property, was at our disposal should any problems arise (but of course, none did); and finally it's obvious that the owners care a great deal about the property and keep it very well maintained. There was not a hint of deferred maintenance about the property. Multiple binders provide valuable information about the area; restaurants, maps, hikes, snorkelling, sailing adventures..even photos of the property under construction. Finally, we loved the location. St. John was just what we were looking for; no crowds, spectacular beaches, great snorkelling, kayaking, and hiking. And the location of the property...closer to the quieter side of the island...was ideal. We only wished we had more time!

Response from the owner Thank you so much for taking the time to tell us about your stay! We're so glad you were able to enjoy all aspects of the house and the view from Bordeaux Mountain. We're very glad that you enjoyed Drake's View and hope that you return soon (P.S. We offer a 10% discount to those guests who return within a year of their stay, so talk to Dorothy if you're interested)!

“Incredbily Fine Experience”

Reviewed 27 Dec 2010

We can't say enough good things about our stay at Drakes View. We had a wonderful stay and the amenities were simply excellent. We intend to return at least once a year, every year.

Response from the owner We're so glad that you had a great stay at Drake's View and look forward to you returning!

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