Island Stones was wonderful. Beautiful, stunning views of the north shores of St.John and the BVI. Outdoor area provides fantastic relaxation, swimming, and soaking in the sun. Indoor areas provided ample room for 12 adults for cooking, dining, and relaxing. Bedrooms and bathrooms were well-maintained and up to date. Outdoor showers took getting used to, but enjoyable.
Would recommend for large groups, and would definitely return for future vacations.
The pictures/description of Island Stones set expectations high. Were still blown away during the property tour. Have already inquired about renting again next year.
We had six couples that traveled together for the first time. This house was perfect as it allowed each couple some privacy (not only from each other but from neighbors as well) yet there was plenty of common space to relax together. The outside bar and the nice deep pool with the amazing view of cinnamon bay was the most popular spot. Upon arrival the home was fresh and clean and each room had a welcome set up. Not only did the kitchen have everything we needed but there were beach chairs, beach towels, floats for the pool, snorkel gear, cooler for the beach, and so many more small amenities to make our stay comfortable. The outdoor showers were fun (although some women did take a few days to get used to them).
The game room was great for the short rainy times. The drive to the supermarket is not bad. Recommend a jeep or SUV if entering from Route 10.
The grounds and the pool were beautifully maintained. Having the headset/speaker connection out by the pool bar for our music was perfect. Finding light switches made for an interesting "scavenger" hunt type game - lol!
The home truly has a breath taking view, the outdoor showers are liberating and the hill provides great cardio exercise. The is just far enough away from town to give a truly tropical get a way yet close enough to make quick runs into town. I can't wait to go back again.
Hands down best villa in STJ. The pictures don't do it justice. The view is simply breathtaking! Everything was top notch from the comfy beds, linens, beautiful bathrooms and outdoor showers, decor, outdoor bar, poolside lounge chairs, stocked kitchen, the list goes on. I've stayed in many villas in STJ but Island Stones is second to none! Thank you for for a beautiful, clean villa, our family vacation could not have been better!
This house was in no way a vacation. First and foremost the house was infested with cockroaches. When we called the management company they sent someone who put down roach motels and handed us a can of Raid. We (two families) couldn't wait to leave everyday to escape the house and dreaded going back to it. The lighting in the house is dark, the showers got cold after 2 minutes, power went out several times in the kitchen, WIFI was always down, dresser drawers were stuck, rooms smelled musty, linens and towels need updating, leaks were so bad in the game room that it couldn't be used. In addition the setup of the house is terrible when traveling with children. There are two bedrooms in the main house but the rest are not connected and you need to go outside to get to them.
We've never been so uncomfortable and ended up the last two nights at the Weston, 1 mile away, where we were finally able to sleep comfortably in a clean room.
I booked Island Stones over a year in advance because they fill up very quickly. And now I know why! The house is beautiful, clean and accommodates every need you may have. The view is breathtaking. We literally sat on the patio/deck and couldn't take our eyes away from the mountainous scenery. We had a group of 12 people staying at the house and the privacy for each room was just that -- private. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend this house to any large group. The owners were always quick to reply to any of my questions prior to the trip and their son called to check on us while we were there to make sure we had everything we needed. The property management staff were just as great and accommodating. Always quick to respond to our questions. Thank you so much for a remarkable stay in what truly was paradise.
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Loved loved loved the view it was the best thing going for this property. The property itself needs up keeping and TLC. Not sure if the owners are aware of the severe insect problem or that the services their receiving like maid service & pool guy are a joke. Let me start by saying when we first arrived there were already little ants all over counter tops so we put bread and other items in microwave. Needless to say the next morning we opened the microwave and ants everywhere inside. A couple mornings later our friends had the lower bedroom woke up to a live scorpion on the rug!!!!! We had lost the tv remote in the chair cushions so we lifted the cushion found crumbs and a pull-up under cushion... Seriously! Another time a few of us stayed by the pool for the day and the pool people came by. They didn't vacuum it or even test the water and let me tell you there was sand in there on the first day we got there. The beds don't have a box spring it's a mattress with a piece of plywood underneath. The sliders in bedrooms are all outdated & heavy and when open you can stick your hand between the two.
The stonework and pool are beautiful along with the view.