Amazing Private Beachfront Villa for 2-10

Vida de Mar is the best of both worlds.  Secluded, yet close to town.
Vida de Mar is the best of both worlds.  Secluded, yet close to town.Enjoy some of the best snorkeling & diving right on your private beach!The Great Room has everything you need for your home-away-from-home.The large pool deck has one of the biggest pools in the area.The Parrot Suite has a stone shower, great views of the bay and a small deck.The Hibiscus Suite has an outdoor shower, large sitting area and kitchenette.The spa is the perfect place to unwind and watch the sun slip into the sea.The Pineapple Suite has a private deck, stone shower and plenty of closet spaceThe Palm Room is in the Beach Cottage with a private entrance and bathroom.The Elephant Room in the Beach Cottage has twin beds that are perfect for kids!
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10 Reviews

From $785 / night

Deaver Road, Chocolate Hole, St John 00830, Virgin Islands
Amazing Private Beachfront Villa for 2-10
Villa
5 bedrooms
10 guests
Varies min stay

Overview Description

Overview

Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 5
Sleeps: 10
Type: Villa
Per night: $785 - $1,185
Per week: $7,500 - $11,900
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Chocolate Hole vacation villa rental
Nestled in quiet Dever's Bay on the southwest shore of beautiful St. John, USVI, Vida de Mar is the perfect spot for a fabulous Virgin Islands vacation.

Vida de Mar is an amazing Caribbean beachfront villa with five air-conditioned bedrooms that can accommodate 2 to 10 with ease. Secluded, yet still minutes from town, you get the best of both worlds.

A spacious whirlpool spa, large deck-top pool and an 800-foot private beach are just a few of the unparalleled amenities at this exclusive location - including some of the best snorkeling and diving on St. John right out your back door.

Vida de Mar is truly the perfect vacation villa experience - make your reservations today. You'll be glad you did!
Area Information
Dever's Bay is a small, secluded bay in between busy Chocolate Hole and Fish Bay on the Southwest shore of St. John. Only minutes to town, this unique location gives you easy access to all the North Shore beaches and restaurants and shops of Cruz Bay, yet is private and secluded beachfront with two of our bedrooms right on the beach!

Enjoy swimming, snorkeling and diving right out your back door, or just enjoy the sunset off the deck or in the jacuzzi.

Vida de Mar is the perfect location for the perfect vacation for groups of friends or family, or just a romantic getaway for two.

About the owner

Owner Profile

Tiffany Thomas

Tiffany Thomas

Tiffany Thomas

Availability

Availability Calendar

Rates

Rates

Begins Ends Week
Night
Weekend
Night
Weekly Monthly Min
Stay
Mar 28 2016 Dec 23 2016 $785 $785 - - 5 Nights
Apr 11 2016 Dec 18 2016 $785 $785 - - 5 Nights
Nov 21 2016 Nov 28 2016 - - $7,500 - 1 Week
Dec 19 2016 Dec 26 2016 - - $11,900 - 1 Week
Dec 26 2016 Jan 02 2017 - - $11,900 - 1 Week
Jan 02 2017 Apr 14 2017 $1,185 $1,185 - - 5 Nights
Apr 15 2017 Dec 22 2017 $785 $785 - - 5 Nights
Nov 18 2017 Nov 25 2017 - - $7,500 - 1 Week
Dec 23 2017 Dec 29 2017 - - $11,900 - 1 Week
Dec 30 2017 Jan 06 2018 - - $11,900 - 1 Week
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Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: 12.5%
Deposits: RATES SHOWN ARE FOR 2-4 GUESTS (double occupancy). There are additional charges for extra guests up to 10 and Holidays. Please contact us directly for the correct rate for your group. 50% of total required to book the week. The remainder is due 60 days prior to arrival.
Payment Options: Mastercard, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: $100 non-refundable booking/insurance waiver fee collected by our property management company.

Amenities

Amenities

  • Beds

  • 3 King Beds
  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 2 Twin Beds
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Deck
  • Kitchenette
  • Patio
  • Beach Chairs
  • Full Kitchen
  • Linens Provided
  • Private Pool
  • Beach Towels
  • High Speed Internet
  • Outdoor Shower
  • View (Ocean)
  • Beachfront
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking Included
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Blender
  • Gas Grill
  • Oven
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • CD Player
  • Hair Dryer
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Telephone
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator (Mini)
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Iron
  • Stereo
  • Washer/Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Activities

  • Beach
    (onsite)
  • Grocery Store
    (<1 mile)
  • Boating
    (1 mile)
  • Restaurant
    (1 mile)
  • Ocean
    (onsite)
  • Hiking
    (<1 mile)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (1 mile)
  • Sailing
    (1 mile)
  • Pool
    (onsite)
  • Scuba Diving
    (<1 mile)
  • Fishing
    (1 mile)
  • Tennis
    (1 mile)
  • Snorkeling
    (onsite)
  • Shopping Area
    (<1 mile)
  • Kayaking
    (1 mile)
  • Windsurfing
    (1 mile)
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Reviews (10)

Reviews for this vacation villa rental in Chocolate Hole, St John, Virgin Islands

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Excellent
10 reviews
Ecm McAllister

Spectacular!

Ecm McAllister

Chicago, IL USA

Spectacular!

April 28, 2016

This place is great! Vida da Mar feels like you’re on your own private island, but you’re only a quick drive to town. The common area in the center of the property has a fully appointed kitchen, living room, and dining room. The common building opens to the pool and deck area, which is huge, has plenty of comfy lounge chairs, umbrellas, and an outdoor dining area. The deck area is right over the ocean, and we were treated to stunning sunsets every evening. Oh, and you can walk right down to the private beach. The private sleeping villas were perfect for our group. I think our villa was larger than my entire apartment. I cannot say enough. The property is right on the ocean, and there is so much space—both indoors and outdoors. Absolutely lovely.

John Williams

Breathtaking Sunsets Off the Rear Deck!

John Williams

Chicago, IL USA

Breathtaking Sunsets Off the Rear Deck!

April 15, 2016

Vida da Mar was the absolutely perfect place for my girlfriend and I, and three other couples to enjoy all the wonderful things that St. John has to offer. The villa itself was great. The landscaping was beautiful and each couple had their own beautifully appointed cabins for privacy. Ours even had an outdoor shower! The great room had a gourmet kitchen with gleaming stainless steel appliances and everything we needed to grill a simple meal or the banquet we prepared on our last night in town. There is a washer and dryer right there too, which makes it's very easy to pack light for a week in the sunny Caribbean. We floated around the pool, lounged on the deck or walked down the steps to our own private beach to the best snorkeling on the whole island. Such a great location, too. The villa is just a five minute drive to town and all of the great shops, restaurants and bars. There is a grocery store right there as well. We all loved our time at Vida da Mar and you can be certain we will be staying here again on our next visit down to beautiful St. John. Thank you Scot and Tiffany for the perfect week!

Tiffany Thomas

Owner's reply:

Thanks so much for your review, John. We are so glad you enjoyed your time at Vida. We hope you will stay with us again soon!

Stacy Martin Mulcare

Perfect Wedding House!

Stacy Martin Mulcare

St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands

Perfect Wedding House!

April 14, 2016

As a wedding planner on the island of St. John, I book a lot of villas for my clients. Vida De Mar is on the top of the list. The house is beautiful inside and out. It is unique with its own private beach, privacy, individual cottages for guest bedrooms, a huge deck for entertaining, as well as a pool and hot tub! The owners are fantastic to work with, and this villa is top notch.

Tiffany Thomas

Owner's reply:

Thanks for your kind words, Stacy! We love having your clients stay with us at Vida, and since you are the best wedding planner on the island, your thoughts about our villa are much appreciated!

Tammy Maione Hennessy

A slice of heaven

Tammy Maione Hennessy

Western Springs IL

A slice of heaven

April 14, 2016

Vida holds a special place in my extended family's heart. A wonderful place where everyone can spread out, hang out for the day in paradise, or explore an unspoiled island. The furnishings are chic, but so comfortable. Love Vida!

Tiffany Thomas

Owner's reply:

Thanks for your review Tammy! I know you have stayed at Vida many times and I hope you all come back soon!

Polly Armstrong

Idyllic family reunion location

Polly Armstrong

Berkeley, ca

Idyllic family reunion location

July 30, 2015

We were ten people from age 6-76 and we all appreciated the layout with five separate sleeping areas and a big separate great room...all air conditioned. The pool was perfect and we spent 90% of our home time on the chaises lined up looking at the kids in the pool or out at the water. It is not an elegantly decorated place you have to worry about but it is comfortable and practical and in glorious surroundings. The management service (Catered to..) was instantly responsive to the few problems we had. We loved sunbathing with our local iguanas! The night noises were lovely and soothing. The outdoor showers were perfect. Really, after ten days, not one of us had anything but praise for Vida de Mar! We went to a different cove each day for snorkeling and all were super. Probably Francis Bay and adjacent Maho were our favorites. We snorkeled off our own beach several times although one must walk over the rocks to the far right side of the beach to find a sandy entrance to the water. We had no mosquitoes and the outdoor fan over the dining table helped keep occasional noseeums at bay. If I have to find a flaw it would be the chemical balance in the pool made for eye irritation. It didn't keep any of us out of the pool. It was a vacation to remember!

Tiffany Thomas

Owner's reply:

Hi Polly

Thank you so much for your review! We are pleased that you had a great time at Vida de Mar! Thank you for letting us know about the pool... we will let our pool company know so they can take a look at the amount of chemicals in the pool. Our pool is a saltwater pool, so that may have also been some of irritation you experienced. We hope you come back and join us again soon!

Patti Strete

Vacation 2015

Patti Strete

Indian Lake ohio

Vacation 2015

April 28, 2015

we enjoyed the stay. House was nice, but couch cushions were horrible, bed pillows very old, and pool greasy and dirty. This did not deter our fun, but for the price we were a little disappointed

Tiffany Thomas

Owner's reply:

Thank you for your review. We are sorry that our home did not meet your expectations, and we have already taken steps to improve the house amenities. We have shipped brand new pillows, and are planning on getting a new couch over the summer as it is definitely time. Our home is a very popular rental home, and things do wear out quickly. The pool is always cleaned right before a guest arrives so not sure what to say since we have never had a previous complaint. We will definitely look into it.

Lauren Gilbert

Perfect Spot for groups!

Lauren Gilbert

South Beach, FL

Perfect Spot for groups!

November 20, 2014

Love this villa! Such a great spot for families and groups! The sounds of the ocean are amazing and the location can't be beat. We can't wait to return!

Tiffany Thomas

Owner's reply:

Thank you! We hope to see you again soon!

Michael Browning

Absolutey Perfect!

Michael Browning

Chicago

Absolutey Perfect!

November 20, 2014

Vida De Mar is spectacular! We stayed for a week with our four teenage children. The property is beautiful, the accommodations are very very nice, and the villa is close to everything you want or need on the island. The kids loved having their own villas with plenty of room for everyone. We really enjoyed hanging out at the pool and walking the beach. The main house with the kitchen and dining area is a great place to regroup, enjoy a meal together, and of course happy hour. Our greeter was very friendly and helpful. We also received a call on the first day to make sure everything was to our liking. The island of St. John speaks for itself - Paradise!! This was truly the perfect villa for us and we couldn't have been happier.

Tiffany Thomas

Owner's reply:

Thanks Michael! We are so glad that you enjoyed Vida de Mar. We hope you will come back and visit us soon! - Tiffany & Scot

Jason Johnson

"Memories for Days "

Jason Johnson

Carmel, CA

"Memories for Days "

July 15, 2014

When your looking for the perfect vacation for friends and family the first thing you do is read reviews and even when your writing a review of your own. After reading some I don't think it's necessary for me to bore folks with a list of pro's and con's but rather try and relay to whomever is reading and looking...don't look to hard because you've found it here at Vida de Mar. We stayed here with one other couple after spending a "Magical" week on a yacht in the BVI's which in itself a dream come true vacation. We were fortunate enough to spend another week in this beautiful beach front Villa ..and it will stay in my thoughts the rest of my days. Vida is quiet and private yet close to town and is everything you'd expect from a first class vacation stay. Our room was "Parrot Suite.".. It was beautifully decorated and a "cool retreat" with an amazing outdoor shower and a perfect place for a good nap...a sound sleep...or just some personal time after exploring the Island or relaxing on a killer beach or dancing the night away at funky beach bars and restaurants. We really had everything we desired with all the comforts of home and if there was a con I really can't remember what it was. Personally I spent many hours floating in the pool or relaxing in the "Zen Spa" with a cocktail listening to Island music or the waves below and cooking up something freshly caught from town on the Barbie...What a life! I believe no matter how many folks you choose to come here with you will enjoy the sanctuary of your room...the modern and tastefully decorated "great room" for your meals...party time and gatherings, and the overall layout of this Villa. Booking was easy..the price was right...and these folks want you to have your dream vacation. Overall..as you can tell my wife and I had the vacation of a lifetime with great friends and "Memories for Days" We have not stopped talking about it since we returned home to Carmel, CA and now we just need to figure out how to return as soon as we can with more friends. I would not hesitate to choose Vida again...it has the Island flavor you are dreaming about.

Tiffany Thomas

Owner's reply:

Thank you so much for your kind words! We appreciate you taking the time to tell everyone that you had a great time at Vida! We hope you come and visit us again soon!

Judy Christensen

Outstanding home

Judy Christensen

Sioux Falls, SD

Outstanding home

May 4, 2014

We came to the house with 10 adults and a 7 month old grandson. It fit all our needs and had so much more. It was exactly like it was described, clean, comfortable and perfect. Close to town, yet private.

Tiffany Thomas

Owner's reply:

Thank you so much for your review of Vida! We are so happy to hear that you had a great vacation on St. John - - we hope to see you again soon!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How far is Vida de Mar from town?
A: We are only 10 minutes to downtown Cruz Bay - - and only 5 minutes from the closest grocery store, St. John Market.
Q: How far is Vida de Mar from the white sand beaches in the National Park?
A: These beautiful beaches run along the length of the North Shore, so it depends on which beach you want to visit. The closest white sand beach is Hawksnest Beach, which is about 15 minutes away.
Q: Can I snorkel in the bay at the villa?
A: Of course! There is good snorkeling and great diving, and you may see the Westin's dive boat in the bay some mornings! The beach is part sand/part rock, so we ask that you take care getting in the bay and watch out for sea urchins. If you walk to the right down the beach a bit, there is a clear entrance to the bay there. The bay is very calm and is a great place to float and relax!

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