St John Villa - Sunnyledge at Francis Beach

View from the Entry
View from the EntryGreat RoomLower BedroomBedroom and View toward TortolaPatio and View toward St. ThomasView to BeachView from PatioSunnyledge - Red Roof overlooking Francis BeachLocated Near Picnic Area at Francis BayAmazing Sunset
“ Excellent ”
11 Reviews
N Shore Rd, North Shore, St John 00830, Virgin Islands



Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3.5
Sleeps: 6
Type: Villa
Per week: $2,905 - $4,655
Pets allowed: No
Internet: No
Description of the North Shore vacation villa rental
Sunnyledge is located above Francis Beach, on St. John's North Shore -- one of the most beautiful beaches on St. John. Sunnyledge provides for amazing ocean views from everywhere in the house. To the west the lights of St. Thomas sparkle at night while to the northeast Tortola feels like a stone's throw away. Located in a prime location on the North Shore, Sunnyledge provides easy access to numerous beaches, water sport activities, sightseeing, and light dining. Francis Beach is a ten minute walk from Sunnyledge while Leinster Bay is a 20 minute walk.
Sunnyledge is completely equipped with everything you will need for your island getaway. Sunnyledge has three large bedrooms, each with oversized showers. A fully equipped kitchen, both inside and outside dining areas, a large and comfortably furnished great room, and plenty of deck space, both shaded and sunny, to enjoy a relaxing vacation. Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway for two, or a home to comfortably accommodate six people, Sunnyledge is the perfect place

VHR only lists beds; the twin beds can be (and normally are) combined to make a very comfortable king bed.
Area Information
Two thirds of St. John has been incorporated into the Virgin Islands National Park. Sunnyledge is an inholding in the Park and is bordered on 3 sides by Park owned land.

Most of the Park activities take place on the North Shore. Partially restored Annaberg Sugar Mill, with a self-guided tour of the ruins and descriptions of the sugaring process is a 15 minute walk from Sunnyledge.

For more details about Park activities see the National Park Service site.

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Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Dec 18 2015 Apr 23 2016 - - $4,655 - 3 Nights
Apr 24 2016 Dec 17 2016 - - $2,905 - 3 Nights
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: 12.5%
Deposits: To confirm reservation, a deposit of 50% is required within one week after reservation has been made. After receiving your deposit a confirmation will be sent to you. The balance of the rental amount plus tax is due 60 days prior to your arrival. If your preferred dates are not shown as available: ask anyway; some of the occupied time is for upkeep. We may have some flexibility.
Payment Options: Money Order, Personal Check
Other Fees: Rates shown are for use of 2 bedrooms/ 1-4 persons. Higher rates for 3 bedrooms. Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year rates are higher as well as a 7 night minimum during holiday weeks. Please inquire. You may start your rental on any day of the week. There is a surcharge for stays of less than a week.



  • Beds

  • 2 King Beds
  • 2 Twin Beds
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Full Kitchen
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Balcony
  • Game Room
  • Parking Included
  • View (Ocean)
  • Beach Chairs
  • Linens Provided
  • Patio
  • View (Water)
  • Beach Towels
  • Oceanfront
  • Porch
  • Waterfront
  • Appliances

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

  • Hiking
  • Snorkeling
    (<1 mile)
  • Sailing
    (4 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (6 miles)
  • Park
  • Grocery Store
    (4 miles)
  • Whale Watching
    (4 miles)
  • Boating
    (8 miles)
  • Beach
    (<1 mile)
  • Horseback Riding
    (4 miles)
  • Windsurfing
    (4 miles)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (8 miles)
  • Fishing
    (<1 mile)
  • Kayaking
    (4 miles)
  • Live Entertainment
    (6 miles)
  • Tennis
    (8 miles)
  • Ocean
    (<1 mile)
  • Restaurant
    (4 miles)
  • Scuba Diving
    (6 miles)
  • Parasailing
    (10 miles)
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Two thirds of St John is national park so there are many hiking trails and much unspoiled beauty. Tourist activities, shopping, and restaurants are available in Cruz Bay, approximately 30 minutes drive.
The twin beds may be joined to make a 3rd king bed.
iPod Dock in Great Room. WIFI available

Reviews (11)

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“ Excellent ”
11 reviews
Kalley Largent

Kalley Largent

Annapolis, MD

Caribbean Breeze for the Entire Stay

February 5, 2016

My husband and sister stayed for a week!!! The view is breathtaking and the breeze is addicting. There are 3 beautiful master bedrooms and once you do your initial walk through you immediately feel like you are at a private villa! The view of Whistling Cay is both whimsical and mysterious. If your a fan of Pirates of the Caribbean it does give you a little does of the enchanting scenes of the ocean. You don't actually see pirate ships but it was amazing all week to see the enormous yachts pulling up in to Francis Bay. Again giving the feel that you are along side luxury. Having the windows open to feel the breeze while cooking, drinking pain killers, and watching the yachts pull in was my personal favorite. My sister would tell you it was paddle boarding in Francis Bay along side sea turtles, colorful tropical fish and conch shells. My husband loved seeing the British Virgin Islands from the breezy shower, felt like an outdoor shower (if you've ever been the Outer Banks of NC you know what I mean.) He loved how green it all is and the the blues and greens you see just from the back patio. Guest have can sun right at the house to avoid sand if you wanted to avoid sand?! But the drive to the beach was less than 5 minutes and it was not at all touristy at the beach. The shower in the master bedroom was unbelievable it feels like an atrium but has complete privacy. There was not one thing that happened during our stay and not one complaint I could think of about the house. It meets every need you can think of including Wifi!!!! On the one rainy day we had we were able to google things on the computer we wanted to do like dinners out or finding the paddle boarding deals. The detail in the design of the house is outstanding and your a family of HGTV lovers you will get your fill all week enjoying the stone work and tile. But the view of the sunrises coming up over the house, and sunsets at dinner time were completely BREATHTAKING I literally cannot tell you enough that the views are something you just can't find anywhere else because of how close this house is to the water. There are no other homes in-between your view of Francis Bay. We were even able to see sea turtles from the house. My husband and sister are already talking about our next trip, and because of the 3 masters we are trying to decide who we want to share our new secret place in the Caribbean with. Sunny ledge is a precious gem of island experience and those views are indescribable. Miss it now!

Pat & Alexa Hurley

Pat & Alexa Hurley

Wilmington, DE


February 17, 2015

We had the pleasure of spending the last week in Janary in Sunnyledge. As soon as we drove through the electronic gate we knew we had made the right choice. The house itself is beautiful, and no stone has been left unturned in its amenities. We felt welcome the minute we opened the front door, and the view of Francis Bay from that entrance alone was simply breath-taking, not to mention the views from every window and sliding glass door that faced the Carribean. And what a treat it was taking a shower in that lovely master bathroom; the unique design of the shower with the perimeter of its roof being screened was delightful. This was not our first trip to St John, but it was our first visit to Francis Bay beach. We enjoyed it so much we never went to any of the other beaches we were familiar with. We enjoyed Sunnyledge so much we have already made arrangements to return there during the same week in January 2016, and it can't get here soon enough for us!

Rod Fomby

Rod Fomby

Southlake, Texas


July 3, 2011

Our stay at Sunnyledge was wonderful. The views are spectacular! Francis Bay was our favorite beach which was a 5 minute drive from Sunnyledge. Can't say enough wonderful things about it! We will stay there again on our next visit to St. John.

Cindy LeBlanc Martinez

Cindy LeBlanc Martinez

Madisonville, LA

Fantastic Villa!!!

March 13, 2011

Our group of 4 (2 adults, 2 teens) loved our visit to Sunnyledge! The location, amenities, views, breezes and setting of this beautiful villa just can't be beat on St. John. The villa itself is fabulous, even better than the pictures if that is possible. The layout is perfect with 2 of the 3 bedrooms and the living/kitchen/laundry area all on the same level and accessed from within the home. Such easy living! Being able to walk over to the Maho Bay campground to rent kayaks, book activities, go to the beach or pick up meals was so convenient. The owners Dave and Bonnie along with Terry, their on island manager, are super to work with and went above and beyond to make sure that our stay in their home was perfect. We love this villa and look forward to a return visit because we are definitely coming back to Sunnyledge!

Laura Schooler

Laura Schooler

Chicago, IL


January 3, 2011

This summer was our family's first trip to STJ and by sheer luck we ended up with what I think is the best location on the island. We had high expectations on the villa and the view after looking thru the photo's posted online, but were still completely blown away the minute we walked in. The villa and view actually brought a tear to my wife's eye. Dave and Bonnie were awesome. They called nearly every day from their stateside home to check on us and to give us advice on snorkeling, etc. We also had some pretty tough travel issues due to an airline cancellation (we arrived a day late after an overnight in Puerto Rico) and Dave and Bonnie were so kind and actually offered to adjust our start/end date to help us get our full vacation on the island. You two are the best! One last note, the privacy at Sunnyledge is quite remarkable. From the view on the back deck, you can see nothing but mountainous forest, distant islands, and the emerald beach below. The villa is very remote, but for relaxers like us - that was perfect.

Janice Hughes

Janice Hughes

Riva, MD

Great Place to stay on the North Shore

December 13, 2010

We stayed at Sunnyledge initially because of the location to our friends villa on Francis Bay. Sunnyledge turned out to be a great villa with gorgeous views and sunsets. I highly recommend this place to anyone. Just be sure to rent a 4 wheel drive vehicle as the road to the villa is not paved. We snorkeled Francis bay and Leinster bay/Waterlemon cay and saw a sea turtle, spotted eagle ray at both places. Its truly a beautiful home and we will definitely stay at Sunnyledge again when we return to St John.

Douglas Terry

Douglas Terry

Columbus, Nebraska USA

Best view on the island

June 5, 2010

Sunnyledge is located in a remote area on the north side of St John with fantastic views of Francis Bay, amazing sunsets, and Tortola to the east. The home is wonderfully and comfortably furnished. It is also conveniently located near Maho Bay Resort (a 5 minute walk up the road) for drinks, meals or supplies. Coral Bay is a short drive for evening dining and there are some of the best beaches and snorkeling spots located all along the north shore. Francis Bay, just below us, was our favorite - turtles, stingrays, octopus, squid, vibrant living coral and tons of colorful fish. Dave and Bonnie Rees were very caring and accomodating hosts. Terry, their agent, met us at the ferry dock and was extremely helpful in getting us settled in to life on St John. We had a relaxing and enjoyable stay at Sunnyledge and look forward to returning in the near future.




wow wow wow

August 14, 2009

one of the best vacations ever maho was very nice the snorkling was the best my freinds all said it was the best vac ever



Long Island, NY USA

The BEST house on St. John

August 13, 2009

There is no way to put into words how exceptional and beautiful Sunnyledge is. It's an extraordinary home on an incredible island, and if a better place in the world exists, I haven't seen it yet. Do yourself a favor and rent this perfect place.

Fran & Gary Beinhaker

Fran & Gary Beinhaker

West Orange, NJ


February 25, 2007

St. John is great and Sunnyledge only makes it better. The villa is a palace. It is so well decorated, furnished and comfortable that it's hard to leave the house. The sunsets are as good as it gets. We can't wait to return.

Cindy Bray

Cindy Bray

Rogers, Arkansas


April 29, 2005

We stayed in Sunnyledge for spring break 2005. This was our fourth year in a row to rent a villa on the Island. This one is perfect! The views, the woodwork, the furnishings, and last but not least, the master bath shower! You'll never want to leave. It was nice to have Maho so close that you could walk to breakfast if you want. They also have great dinners and views to match. We liked how easy it was to get to the North Shore beaches. I could go on and on. Feel free to contact me for more information.

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