ChocoCruz is a three bedroom, two and half bath villa located on Maria Bluff, in the quiet and prestigious Great Cruz Bay Estates. A ten minute drive to Cruz Bay Town and a short drive to the National Park beaches. Situated 250 feet above the Caribbean with privacy all around and spectacular views of Pillsbury Sound, St. Thomas and the barrier islands. The lighted, 30 foot pool, nearly 3,000 square feet of deck and an extraordinary view day and night add to your outdoor pleasure.
A spacious Great Room with comfortable tropical furnishings, air conditioning and a complete entertainment center including TV, DVD, VCR, Stereo with CD and Cassette Players including an assortment of books videos, CD's and cassettes for your enjoyment.
The kitchen is completely equipped with all large and small appliances. A stone wall highlights the large sink, dishwasher and stunning Corian countertops. Natural wood cabinets with plenty of storage house all the cooking tools required. Enjoy your meals indoors on the large wicker dining room glasstop table with seating for six.
Dine out on the upper covered deck on the rectangular wrought iron table with seating for eight while you view the passing cruise ships and magical sunsets. A shaded dining area on the lower deck comes with a gas grill and convenience to the pool area while the second dining table is close to the Tiki Bar; complete with stereo, bar stools, refrigerator/freezer, and blender for whipping up those frozen island delights.
Lounge or nap in the comfortable hammock or curl up with a good book while entranced buy the fabulous Caribbean view.
The Main Level Master Bedroom:
The main level suite boasts high cathedral ceilings and opens to the expansive outside deck. There is a private bath, sitting area, ceiling fan, air conditioning, and cable TV with a VCR.
The Pool Suite:
The pool suite features a wicker/rattan king sized bed with matching end tables and lamps. A dinette table and chairs perfect for reading or watching cable TV or a movie on the 25 inch screen. Store or hang your clothes in the plantation style armoire. Lemon colored curtains hang from each window to provide privacy or for sleeping in or an afternoon nap. Ceiling fan and air conditioning complete this retreat.
The third bedroom, also with air conditioning, has two twin beds. A Bombay chest with bamboo mirror, comfortable wide wicker chair and 19 inch TV with cable for your viewing pleasure. Down the hallway between the two bedrooms is a full bath with shower shared by both the pool suite and third bedroom. The laundry room with washer and dryer is located on the lower level.
Please note that there are no interior stairs, therefore, the only way to get between floors is outside.
The grounds are attractively landscaped with unique tropical plants including Bougainvillea, white Bird of Paradise and several species of Heliconia. The circular driveway winds through the property to allow easy access.TripAdvisor property ID 2192709...Read more
Left on 06/10/2015 for a stay in August 2014 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jun 10, 2015Stayed Aug 2014
This was our 4th time visiting St John and our first time in this villa. We travelled with our 3 young kids and our in-laws. Everything was great. The master bedroom is beautiful. Very large and wonderful views. The 2 lower bedrooms are nice and share a bath. I think it would be difficult for 3 couples to share as the upstairs bedroom was so much nicer, but it was great for a family. One bedroom was a good size, the other was smaller with the laundry room attached to it. Having the laundry room on site was fantastic. The lower bedrooms are right off the pool deck, so they are accessed by an outside staircase and doorway. The pool and bar area were fantastic. We had so many plans on the island but ended up just spending many mornings and cocktail hours by the pool. The pool furniture was great, and the pool itself was very large as was the deck. The upstairs deck was also a favorite hang out spot as well as the hammock. The living area was comfortable although we spent most of our time outdoors. The kitchen was small but adequate. We ate breakfast in most days and then packed lunches for the beach. We mostly ate out for dinner but had a few BBQ's at the villa as no one felt like leaving the pool and the view. The only negative is that there is a large house being built on the water below the villa so there was some construction noise during the day and it wasn't the prettiest view when you looked in that direction. Hopefully it will be completed soon though and it certainly would not deter me from renting this villa again.
The location of the property is wonderful. It's about a 5 minute ride to the Westin & the grocery store and about an 8 minute ride to Cruz Bay. The owner was very easy to deal with and the property manager was wonderful, she met us at the dock and walked us through the property when we arrived. She also checked on us midweek to make sure everything wad okay. We did have an issue with the air conditioning in the master bedroom not working but it was our next to last day so we just reported it but did not expect it to be fixed immediately.
Overall, I would highly recommend this villa. I think it's a great value for the money.
Left on 07/03/2014 for a stay in June 2014 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 3, 2014Stayed Jun 2014
We loved our stay at ChocoCruz which included my husband, myself and three adult children.
The deep water views of St Thomas and several small islands is breathtaking (better than harbour views with boats in my opinion). The lovely pool and outdoor bar is a unique plus.
Very large and beautiful master bedroom on upper level and two much smaller but adequate bedrooms on lower pool level....only accessed from outside. Tasteful island decor throughout with some beautiful stone walls. Very close to Westin resort. Pretty close to town but need a car for sure. Favorite hang out was the comfortably furnished covered deck off the kitchen/living room.
Left on 08/27/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | JesseReviewed Aug 27, 2012Stayed Aug 2012
The house overall was magnificent with incredible view from a huge terrace and privacy. Also, it was clean and well equipped with gadgets including chairs for the beach. The host lady was wonderful. Simply all the pros, no cons. Would go back in a heartbeat.
Left on 07/30/2012 for a stay in February 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 30, 2012Stayed Feb 2012
We had a fabulous vacation at the ChocoCruz villa! The sunset views towards St. Thomas are just lovely & the villa location couldn't be better. The worst part of our trip was having to split our time between the beautiful beaches of St. John & the wonderful pool at the villa. In addition, the owner is easy to work with & was very responsive to questions, requests, etc.
“One of the best views and largest decks in St. John.”
Left on 06/06/2012 for a stay in January 2012 | Chad and ElyseReviewed Jun 6, 2012Stayed Jan 2012
My wife and I and our four children (6,7,9,11) spend 12 wonderful nights in ChocoCruz this past January. We needed to adjust our dates because of our mistake in our children's school schedule, and Brian accommodated us with ease. The master bedroom is on the main floor and the kids bedrooms was one floor below just off the pooldeck. We were nervous the first night, but it turned out to be just fine for us. The pool in large, but the deck is huge and has a wonderful wooden bar which seats 4-6, lunch, drinks, radios, books, etc it held everything. Plenty of lounge chairs for reading, sunning or just plain doing nothing. The kitchen was basic, perfect for breakfast and preparing lunch for the beach. There is even more deckspace on this floor and a great table for breakfast or late afternoon snacks to watch the sun set. The house manager, Linda, was great we had arranged for food and provisions prior to our arrival due to our late flight. She met us at the ferry dock and directed us to our car rental, were she had arrnged to pick up our car for us if they had closed prior to us getting there...we made it in time. She directed us to our house and carefully explained everything to us. We had been to St. John before, but she had some suggestions we had not heard about before. If you have children or a group and want a great location, perfect for going to town or the Coral Bay or the beaches, Chco Cruz is the best option...Did I mention I love the pool and large deck. The deck at ChcoCruz is a better spot to watch the sunset than Zozo's. Chad and Elyse
Left on 07/09/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | kevandjenReviewed Jul 9, 2011Stayed Jun 2011
This villa was amazing. It had everything we needed for a peaceful, romantic anniversary getaway. The view was breathtaking and it was so quiet. We felt like we were away from the busy section of the island, but were really just a few minutes up the hill. The beautiful beaches are only a few minutes away also. We rented a jeep for our stay, which I would highly recommend. We don't have any negative comments about Chococruz...we loved it!!!
Left on 02/14/2011 for a stay in February 2011 | Bill N.Reviewed Feb 14, 2011Stayed Feb 2011
My wife and I rented Chococruz with 2 other couples with whom we have traveled many times in the past always renting island homes rather than staying in hotels.
Chococurz is one the few villas we would definitely return to. The views from the upper deck were spectacular; the pool was cool and refreshing. We loved the convenience of the Weber gas grill. The villa was equipped with all the amenities one could think of; a full kitchen, many TVs; beach chairs and coolers, and a bar!
The living quarters wer splendid and comfortable.
The villa is close to the Westin, the town of Cruz Bay and some of the best beached in the Caribbean.
We highly recommend Chococruz to anyone who wants to experience the best of villa vacations.
“Beautiful private ville - ChocoCruz in St. John, Usvi”
Left on 12/13/2010 for a stay in December 2010 | Lauren, Craig & MayaReviewed Dec 13, 2010Stayed Dec 2010
Thank you for a great vacation! We loved it! We have never stayed in a house with a private pool so it was great to be able to take a dip any time of day.
It's located just minutes from great restaurants and shopping downtown and close to a lot of great beaches.
Stunning views and wide open floor plans, plenty of space for 2 families, full laundry, cable tv, outdoor grill, air conditioning and lots of other great amenities! We traveled with a baby and were happy to find some useful baby-specific items.
We loved ChocoCruz and are already talking about going back next year.
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