Wonderful location and equipped for a large family vacation. But, at six o'clock on a Friday evening, the management company thought it was a good time to have the septic tank pumped. We, as renters, didn't think it was a good time. You wouldn't either.
We have been renting a couple times a year in St John for the past 20 years. We RARELY take the same house twice but this is the 3rd time we have stayed here and we took it for two weeks this time which made it even better. The proximity to the Western, your virtually private beach, awesome layout and convenience to town simply can't be beat.
The fact that 4 of the 5 bedrooms are EXACTLY alike makes it easy for everyone to feel like they are treated equally. If there are any negatives they are minor. For example, not having a bathtub to bath small children. We LOVED the layout as it is basically one big open space with 5 bedrooms surrounding the open center. For couples needing a lot of privacy that may be somewhat off putting but for families and close friends it can't be beat.
The Kitchen has everything you could possibly want and in general this is a fantastic place to rent.
3 families, 11 people total, rented Casa Coram for our spring break in March. It was perfect! The home is beautiful. We never felt crowded. The pool was fabulous, the views amazing, the kitchen was very big and very well stocked with everything you need to cook with. The drive way fit our 3 jeeps no problem. The location was perfect! Easy to get to town. A grocery store across the street, and right next to the Westin. We could walk right over there. We would definitely rent this home again!
The house was perfect with 5 bedrooms all with interior access, heated pool and hot tub, outdoor barbecue, quite close to Cruz Bay with all its bars and restaurants. Of course the North Shore beaches are incredibly beautiful.
We have traveled as an extended family for holidays and have always been lucky to choose great houses and this home was EXCEPTIONAL! The location is amazing...the service from Drew and the rental staff was amazing...everything was perfect! We were there for Thanksgiving week 2014 and had an amazing home grilled Thansgiving dinner (steaks, not turkey) which we grilled and enjoyed by the pool...perfect! We loved the direct beach access and the mostly private stretch of beach (just some random Westin guests wandering down our way...but we had access to their stretch of the beach as well). My sister and her husband are big on working out and were able to pay a fee for the week to use the Westin exercise facilities. The house is very near Cruz Bay for dining and activities. We have stayed in other houses other places which had TV and Internet issues but we had no problems here...everything worked perfectly...but beware...in the VIs your cell phone won't work with most US carriers. The only thing this home lacked was a garbage disposal in the kitchen (which may be an island thing?)...if you are not used to this or have not had this it is an adjustment (especially for kids in the group!). Other than that the kitchen is amazing and has pretty much anything and everything any cook could ask for! It was definitely the best appointed kitchen as far as appliances and cookware, etc., that we have seen in our travels. Highly recommend!
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This villa was beautiful - as pictured and described on line. Very clean - awesome kitchen ( ice maker machine / 2 refrig drawls for drinks / wine refrig / 2 ovens / plus any dish - pot- utensil you might need). We were a family of 8 adults and had all our evening meals together at night. The pool & hot tub were great - used every day. Very nice layout for a large family - never felt crowded. Great service from Catered To. The only addition I would add would be for some nice rafts for the pool - like the ones used at the Westin. Very easy walk down the beach to Westin. Ate at the Westin grill (outdoors facing the water), rented snorkel gear at the Westin dive shop, booked a day snorkel trip from the Westin dock - all was great. Just a note - we were sitting on Westin lounge chairs on the beach and were asked by the Westin security
to sit else where ( we had the villa beach towels with us) - the lounge chairs are only for the Westin guests. The Westin grounds are beautiful - great to walk thru to see them. Driving to Cruz Bay was easy - the grocery store was only a few min away. The villa also had plenty of beach chairs/ towels / coolers / beach bag too. Great Villa and rental agency.
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