We had 7 couples that wanted a beautiful Villa on St. John. We definitely found the right place! The Villa has 5 bedrooms with king size beds. The view is stunning overlooking Peter's Bay and Cinnamon Bay. We also rented the 2 rooms in the Gatehouse. The Gatehouse rooms (Honeymoon Suite and the Penthouse Suite) have even better views and can be rented individually. As a group, we grilled by the pool and had all of our breakfasts together. The Villa is located within a gated community right past Trunk Bay and before you get to Cinnamon Bay. So, all the north shore beaches are within a very short drive. We had only one issue during our stay. The water pumps turned-off and we were without water. However, the property manager on the island promptly arrived and restored our water.
We had people in our party that travel regularly. All were impressed by our Villa. We hope to return again.
We stayed at Coco de Mer the last week in May after my daughter's college graduation and my son's high school graduation. The house was perfect for our party of 8. The views were exactly what we saw on the travel websites. Tommy did a great job and answered all of our questions and was there for us if we needed him. We walked to Peter's Bay beach several times and took the car once. Snorkeling at Peter's Bay was better than I had expected. Had a great experience with Boat Day V.I. and had Passionfruitchefs make us breakfast and dinner on our first day which was delicious. I would also recommend Cinnamon Bay hike and take the detour to America Hill House. The views are amazing. Thank you Suite St. John for memories that will last a lifetime!
I've rented with Suite St. John for about 20 years, and they never let me down. This was my second stay at Coco, but the first time with my kids. We booked spring break with 2 other families (6 adults and 6 teenagers) as we thought the kids could finally appreciate a high end villa on STJ. Coco was the perfect fit for us, and, as always, Suite St. John earned a great review.
The reservation process was easy. Tommy is a true asset! He had the house stocked with our grocery order upon arrival, and greeted us with his usual awesome attitude. He checked on us a couple of times during the week, but fortunately, we did not need anything from him. The house was set up, clean and ready for our arrival. The bedroom layout was perfect for our group. Linens are high quality and plentiful, beds are super comfortable, all furniture is well apportioned and comfortable, kitchen is more than adequately stocked for meal prep, all A/C units and appliances worked great, the Sonos sound system is a HUGE plus (I don't think we ever turned it off... indoor and outdoor speakers), the pool and hot tub were super clean and enjoyable, there were plenty of beach chairs for our group to use, there was even a corn hole set which provided a few hours of entertainment... I could go on.
The location of this villa is superb if you like staying out of town. It is close enough to drive into town, but far enough to make you want to just stay at the villa. We spent a good deal of time down on the Peter Bay beach; couple times walked down, couple times drove down and parked at the beach access. The uphill walk is a little tough, but the parking is perfect to haul chairs, coolers and such down. That beach is perfect for those afternoons you don't want to fight parking and crowds at the usual beaches.
I highly recommend this villa, and anything Suite St. John has to offer... they have always treated me well and I will certainly use them again in the future.
We stayed at Coco de Mer with another family. The house was amazing for two families. Service was first rate. The location was perfect. Short walk to Peters Bay beach. Views from house were breathtaking! St. John is an amazing getaway. Can't wait to go back.
We have rented villas several times in St John, and this is the best yet! Our favorite areas were the pool/hot tub area and the kitchen/porch/great room area. Both were perfect for our gathering of 3 generations, from baby to grandad. We used the outside grill and the kitchen for almost all meals, although we did squeeze in a visit to Rhumb Lines in Cruz Bay and Skinny Legs in Coral Bay, our favs. The constant breezes thru the great room were wonderful, and we never had to turn on AC in there! Tommy was GREAT, helping us check in, promptly checking with us when problems arose, and coming by to be sure everything was going well. We love the North Shore area because of the great views and nearby beaches. Some of the trees on this property have grown to the point that views weren't as good as at other villas, especially from the BR areas. But from the upstairs porch...perfect! The rooms were nice sized and were well-equipped, and the beds and pillows slept great. Kitchen was well-equipped. Because of the baby and grandparents, we took a car down to the beach. It wasn't the "down" that got us, but the "up"! We would definitely stay here again, but probably not during high season. I think the St John feel is more obvious in quieter times, when there are fewer people in town, on the beaches and roads, and fewer boats at anchor. But that's just how I like it. We will also check out the other properties owned by this group. If they are as nice as Coco de Mer, we would rent them, too! One little suggestion: we have stayed at villas which had more snorkel gear and newer beach chairs that one can carry on your back like backpacks. That would be a nice improvement here! Thanks for a lovely vacation.