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Reviewed 23 November 2014

On a recent wonderful visit to St. John, we stayed at Aqua Bay Villas for week and we couldn’t have been happier with the accommodations. The owners and property manager were extremely helpful from booking through checkout, which made our stay seamless. The villas themselves were equipped with every amenity possible, including beach essentials such as chairs and coolers, which not only enhances your beach time, but will also save you money in lieu of renting these items. We loved the beautiful interiors, extending into spacious outdoor spaces, with absolutely amazing ocean views. Lastly, I can’t stress how perfect the location of the villas is. The heart of Cruz Bay is a stone throw away, where we walked to restaurants, shops, and bars everyday in minutes! We definitely plan on coming back to St. John and would not stay anywhere else except Aqua Bay!

  • Stayed: November 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Nick N
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

My husband and spent 7 days in the Azul la Mer "villa." The location of the condo was perfect, just a short walk into Cruz Bay, albeit it was up hill both ways. Even walking back at night, we felt safe. Leslie, the owner, was extremely quick to answer questions via email and Robin, the property manager, was available if needed while on the island. She picked us up at the ferry and took us for a grocery run, which most appreciated.

Azul la Mer is on the lower level and one of the smaller units. It was adequate for the two of us. The kitchen had a random assortment of pots, pans and cutlery. Thankfully, it also had a coffee grinder and coffee pot! The bedroom had a king size bed with a window AC unit, which we used at night. Water pressure in the shower was great.

Should we stay at Aqua Bay Villas again, I would stay in one of the upper two villas rather than the lower level units. Our unit had a musty, basement smell and feel and due to the location of the villa and all of the surrounding trees, we never saw the sun; thus the villa was always dark.

Aqua Bay Villas also had a small pool which we used each day after returning from one of the beaches. The pool deck has several boards that need replacing, which could be worrisome if children are staying on property and using the pool. Parking is available in front of the unit.

We would definitely stay at Aqua Bay Villas again but in one of the upper level villas - either Dolphinia or L'Isle Amour.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank lebsbluiz
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

Just returned from a wonderful St. John vacation. The location of Aqua Bay Villas is perfect. Just around the corner from downtown Cruz Bay but very quiet. It is a short, but hilly walk into town. I was a little worried about walking back after dark but we felt very safe. We had planned to rent a car for a couple of days but decided to hike or take taxis instead.

Most days we hiked to Solomon or Honeymoon beach to snorkel. Then we walked the rest of the way to Caneel Bay, had a couple of drinks in their bar, and took a taxi ($5 each) back to town. What could be better than this?

The property manager, Robin, met our ferry and took us to the grocery store. This was very helpful since we didn't have a car. We ate breakfast in our villa, took snacks to the beach for lunch and walked to town for dinner every evening. After dinner, we just came back and enjoyed the huge veranda in Dolphina.

Dolphina is the largest of the four villas. I especially liked the high ceilings which made it seem even roomier. We took some pictures but they look just like the pictures on the website! (That hasn't always been the case at other places...)

The owner, Leslie, will answer any questions that you have and she has great suggestions for places to eat and things to do. You really get the feeling that she wants you to have a great vacation!

We hope to get back to St. John in a couple of years and will definitely look into staying at Aqua Bay Villas again.

Room Tip: All of the four villas have their own charm, but we are glad we choose Dolphina for it's larger size
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank cakes
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Reviewed 20 May 2014

We enjoyed a week in L'Isle Amour. One of my biggest concerns was that the walk into town would be a nuisance, but it's really not bad at all. Steep-ish hill but completely do-able (so long as you are wearing flats - I wouldn't recommend doing it in heels or wedges... but it is STJ after all, and casual attire is practically dress code anyways). The walk literally took about 4-6 minutes, and made us feel less guilty about all of the fantastic food and drinks we partook in. The Gallows has a little convenience shop about halfway to the villa, so if you need anything it's a good time to stop. The room was everything that we would need, full kitchen, bathroom, quaint master suite. The living area was nice, but we actually never sat down to use it as we spent most of our time on the veranda. Loved having the lay-out chairs on the deck area! The tv's small but we really don't watch tv on vacation. The wireless internet worked fine all week. Would have been nice to have a dishwasher, especially since the water pressure is very low, making doing dishes a more tedious chore, but not a huge deal. The only complaint I'd have is that the bed pillows were especially flimsy and flat, but I can be a fussy sleeper. I'd probably throw my own pillow in my suitcase next time. Overall it was a great week, great views, nice master suite, comfy couch, and wonderful all-around experience. We plan to come back and bring family members, possibly renting out multiple villas at Aqua Bay at once :) Also, Leslie, the owner is fantastic to deal with - super nice and sweet, answers emails promptly, and is more than willing to help with anything you might need! Highly recommend.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Sun_Baby0603
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

What a perfect location to the town and beach. With taxis going all over I didn't feel the need to rent a car. The villa is comfortable and provides you with everything you need. They are clean which is extremely important to me and the owners want you to have nothing less than an excellent time. Want to dine out? You can walk to some fantastic restaurants. 362, The Terrace and Waterfront Bistro were my favorites in walking distance. ZoZo's is a cab ride and worth it. There are coolers to pack a lunch to take to the beach and a swimming pool. A great veranda to sit outside to enjoy your morning coffee or late afternoon blender drink. And for those who feel the need to watch TV you have that too. Don't hesitate to take one of the books to the beach and if you've already read one you brought share it by leaving it on the book shelf.

Room Tip: Go to aquabayvillas.com to see all four villas
  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank Susan L
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