Mare Blu: Experience Sophisticated Elegance

2 Reviews

From $1429 / night

Southside Road, Rendezvous Bay, St John 00830, Virgin Islands
Mare Blu: Experience Sophisticated Elegance
6 bedrooms
12 guests
7 night min

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 8.5
Sleeps: 12
Type: Villa
Per week: $10,000 - $23,000
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Rendezvous Bay vacation villa rental
6 Bedroom Suites, 8 baths, Sleeps 12

Mare Blu Villa is a amazing addition to St. John's beautiful landscape. Overlooking Rendezvous Bay , this colorful, 10,000 sq. ft. villa mirrors the dramatic hues of the Caribbean scenery. Mare Blu is considered to be one of the most luxurious high-style, relaxing and private villas on the island of St. John.

After 30 years of island hopping, Mare Blu owners, Teri and Bernie Ackerman, found no match for the appeal of the friendly and culturally diverse community of St. John, nor for the beauty of its tropical forests, national parks and secluded sandy beaches. St. John is believed by many to be the most beautiful of the USVIs, if not the most beautiful island in all of the Caribbean. The vacation home of their dreams was built on a hill above the turquoise waters of Rendezvous Bay, looking south, with scenic views that stretch from the east end of St. John to St. Croix.

The Ultimate in Style and Luxury: Mare Blu's great floor plan, superb design, lighting, and finishes distinguish this spectacular villa overlooking Rendezvous Bay. Built in four spacious pavilions linked together by generous outdoor living spaces, the sparking pool and tropical gardens, Mare Blue offers full air conditioning throughout the villa. Its excellent floor plan is designed so that all of the home's living space and pool is on one level. Six large bedroom/bath suites, a stunning indoor gourmet kitchen flanked by an outdoor kitchen dining and sitting area, and a beautifully-decorated Great Room and loggia are just a start at Mare Blu.

6 Bedroom Suite for the Ultimate in Privacy: Mare Blu has six large bedroom/bathroom master suites, two located at pool level, three on the garden level and one in the pavilion above the grand veranda. All bedroom suites are beautifully furnished, air conditioned hideaways that take full advantage of their picturesque location. All the suites have flat screen televisions with cable. Bathrooms have double vanities, showers, and are tiled in grey granite from floor to ceiling. The Orange suite features an alfresco shower, Yellow a semi-alfresco shower and the Pink suite also offers a bathtub.

Incredible & Well Appointed Living & DIning Areas: All of the villa's living space is on the main level of the pavilion. The Great Room, with two seating areas, provides a 55' HDTV, DVD, movies, games & game table. Adjacent, the gourmet kitchen leaves nothing to be desired, even by the most discerning of gourmet cooks. Well stocked with a large variety of glassware, stemware, dinnerware & cookware, the kitchen is equipped to feed the masses with its top of the line stainless steel appliances, including a 3-door refrigerator/freezer, standard oven, microwave/convection oven and two dishwashers. Sliding glass pocket doors lead from the indoor kitchen to its outdoor kitchen providing easy service to the alfresco dining room & includes a professional gas grill, 2nd oven, icemaker & generous countertop space. The dining room joins the covered outdoor living room resulting in one expansive outdoor living space with awesome ocean views. With an abundance of outdoor seating and lounging furniture this space is the true heart of the villa!
Area Information
Mare Blu Villa is a striking addition to St. John's beautiful landscape. From a hillside on the exclusive Rendezvous Bay overlooking the majestic south shore, this colorful villa mirrors the dramatic hues of the Caribbean scenery that inspired it. Mare Blu is considered to be one of the most luxurious high-style, relaxing and private villas on the island of St. John.

Other Activities: St. John's casual ambiance, coupled with the sense of seclusion the island provides, quickly sends visitors into a vacation state-of- mind. Once through the security gates of Mare Blu and into the villa's main pavilion, guests are not only convinced that they have escaped civilization, but are also certain they have found paradise! From a lounge chair on the veranda at Mare Blu, one may feel as if they are completely secluded, but in fact, they are only a short drive from the best of everything the island of St. John has to offer. Mare Blu is only a short distance from the festive town of Cruz Bay with its upscale shopping, trendy boutiques, gourmet markets, art galleries and fine dining. It's only a short drive to numerous bays and inlets suitable for kayaking, scuba diving, sailing, power boating and also to the renowned National Park beaches for a leisurely day of snorkeling or simply relaxing on powder white sand.

Golf: For golfers, the thrill of a lifetime awaits at Mahogany Run Golf Course on St. Thomas, a Caribbean resort course rich in tropical foliage, exciting and challenging greens and spectacular vistas! The 14th hole of Mahogany Run - perched on a cliff 200 feet above a rocky inlet of the Atlantic Ocean and commanding an unlimited view of the sea and neighboring U.S. and British Virgin Islands - may well be one of the most photographed and among the most challenging of par-3 holes in the world.

Designed by George and Tom Fazio and opened in 1980, Mahogany Run has attracted thousands of visitors, golfers and non-golfers, celebrities and Presidents alike - to its challenging and exciting greens. Carved and blasted out of native Blue-Bit stone resulting in an area of land just less than 100 acres, Golf Digest proclaimed that its creation was more of an engineering marvel than an architectural one. As you stand on the 14th tee box and feel the pounding surf between you and the 14th green, it is understandable why there have been no other attempts to build a golf course on St. Thomas.

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Availability Calendar



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Apr 12 2016 Nov 28 2016 - - $10,000 - 1 Week
Nov 29 2016 Dec 15 2016 - - $10,000 - 1 Week
Dec 16 2016 Jan 06 2017 - - $23,000 - 1 Week
Jan 07 2017 Apr 21 2017 - - $13,000 - 1 Week
Apr 22 2017 Nov 17 2017 - - $10,000 - 1 Week
Nov 18 2017 Nov 24 2017 - - $13,000 - 1 Week
Nov 25 2017 Dec 16 2017 - - $10,000 - 1 Week
Dec 17 2017 Jan 05 2018 - - $23,000 - 1 Week
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Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: 12.5%
Deposits: Refundable damage deposit $1,500
Payment Options: American Express, Cashier's Check, Mastercard, PayPal, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: Vacation Home rental rates format will only display the lowest starting rates. The rates listed are the lowest starting rate( 2 people). Rates are based on number of guests. There is no charge for children under the age of 2 sleeping in there parents suite. Please email or call for detailed rate information. %50% dues at time of booking, 50% due 45 days



  • Beds

  • 4 King Beds
  • 2 Queen Beds
  • 4 Twin Beds
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Full Kitchen
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Screened Porch
  • Balcony
  • High Speed Internet
  • Parking Included
  • View (Ocean)
  • Beach Chairs
  • Lanai
  • Patio
  • View (Water)
  • Beach Towels
  • Linens Provided
  • Porch
  • Waterfront
  • Deck
  • Oceanfront
  • Private Pool
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Appliances

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

  • Pool
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (2 miles)
  • Snorkeling
    (2 miles)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (3 miles)
  • Aquarium
    (<1 mile)
  • Live Entertainment
    (2 miles)
  • Surfing
    (2 miles)
  • Jet Skiing
    (3 miles)
  • Hiking
    (<1 mile)
  • Parasailing
    (2 miles)
  • Water Skiing
    (2 miles)
  • Kayaking
    (3 miles)
  • Ocean
    (<1 mile)
  • Restaurant
    (2 miles)
  • Windsurfing
    (2 miles)
  • Park
    (3 miles)
  • Boating
    (2 miles)
  • Sailing
    (2 miles)
  • Beach
    (3 miles)
  • Tennis
    (3 miles)
  • Fishing
    (2 miles)
  • Scuba Diving
    (2 miles)
  • Canoeing
    (3 miles)
  • Whale Watching
    (3 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (2 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (2 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
All bedrooms/bath suites (hypo-allergenic) have cable TV, hair dryer, toiletries, 1000 count linens, plush towels, safe for valuables, double vanities and shower (main-level twin suite also has a bathtub); Upper Pavilion's Blue Suite has coffee maker and mini-fridge. All with a view of Rendezvous Bay

We have stocked and supplied all the essentials and conveniences so that you can travel light and still have everything that you need and desire for a totally enjoyable, comfortable and relaxed vacation. Just pack some clothes and bathing suits. General Items & Electronics: 8 cable TVs and a 24 inch flat-screen cable TV in each bedroom suite, 2 DVD players (in Great Room and in pool loggia), iPod docking stations, large DVD movie collection, books, games; full air-conditioning throughout villa; High speed wireless internet for your laptop, printer, answering machine. Gourmet kitchen with stainless-steel appliances, including 3-door refrigerator, 2 dishwashers, microwave/convection oven, regular oven/microwave oven, and wide selection of dishes, glassware, serving pieces, cookware- everything for the chef. Adjoining outside kitchen with stainless steel professional gas grill, icemaker, oven and screened pass-through from the kitchen to the outdoor dining area.
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Reviews for this vacation villa rental in Rendezvous Bay, St John, Virgin Islands

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2 reviews
Jason Ackerman

Ultimate Relaxation!

Jason Ackerman

Charlotte, NC

Ultimate Relaxation!

July 21, 2015

I stayed at Mare Blu with my boyfriend and our friends the week of July 4, 2015. It was truly the trip of a lifetime. Walking in to the house for the first time is almost (almost) the best part: the expansive view of the Caribbean, the huge infinity pool, and the numerous amenities Mare Blu has to offer will take your breath away. We spent a while walking around the property and taking everything in-before jumping in the pool! Our stay in St. John was the perfect mix of activity and relaxation. We made trips to several beaches, went on some beautiful hikes, and spent more than a few happy hours in Cruz Bay. Having Mare Blu as a home base to return to was always such a great feeling. Couples could retreat to their bedroom suites for privacy, or we could socialize in the great room or in the veranda by the pool. The space is perfectly constructed to allow for both togetherness and alone time. Reading a book by the pool was my favorite activity, while my boyfriend enjoyed watching sports from the pool (yes-the pool faces the ocean on one side and a large-screen TV on the other!). We even spent a couple of days just relaxing at the house all day and cooking at home. The kitchen had everything we needed to prepare full meals; you will not want for anything while at Mare Blu. We played poker from the games provided, watched movies while floating in the pool, and made pina coladas to sip on while we cooked on the grill. This trip was nothing short of magical, and Mare Blu's opulent yet relaxed atmosphere played a large part in our experience. We will definitely be back!

Teri Ackerman

Owner's reply:

Yvonne, we are so happy you and your friends enjoyed Mare Blu.
We look forward to your return visit.


Stunning property, unmatched views, every amenity



Stunning property, unmatched views, every amenity

July 1, 2015

Our group (9 friends) stayed at Blu Mare in May 2015. We had a fantastic time and Teri was very helpful before the trip in arranging activities, a private chef, and taxi transfers. The villa is beautiful, with every amenity you could want - beer fridge by the pool was a big hit, as was the outdoor TV for the playoffs! Check in was very easy and professional, taking no more than 15mins or so. The house was immaculate and perfectly arranged for a large group. There is so much space that we all felt very comfortable and relaxed there. The pictures are exactly as shown on the website and the house location is perfect. Far enough from town to have beautiful, untouched views across the island, yet close enough for a 10min taxi ride into the center of town. The northern beaches were also not that far away - maybe 15-20mins in total. Chico's Taxi (Mitch Samuel at 340-690-6507) was on call for us the entire time and always just a phone call away. Chef Johnny B (jrbluzbag (at) yahoo (dot) com) was fantastic and the food was cooked at the villa's professional indoor/outdoor kitchen to perfection. The villa has every single thing a professional chef needs, and easily caters to large groups looking for a relaxing night overlooking the stunning views. Checkout was also easy, with a wonderful cleaning crew arriving exactly on time. We couldn't have been happier with our stay at Blu Mare and would be happy to act as a reference for any future guests. Teri and her husband have built a fabulous home here, and it is the perfect vacation villa.

Teri Ackerman

Owner's reply:

Tim & Affi

Thank you, we are so glad you had a fabulous time.

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