Had a wonderful experience at this property. Extraordinarily clean! Every amenity possible! The owners representative was gracious enough to let us know (prior) on where to go, what to see and what to do! Will definitely come back! An experience of a lifetime!
The service... was great. We arrived at different times had rentals to deal with and a crazy schedule. They accommodated it all. The home was great for the eight of us -- 6 adults and two toddlers. The bedroom layout was a little odd in that you had to walk through a bedroom to get into the bathrooms, but that worked out OK with the kids. The villa was roomy, attractive and clean with a road view of Chocolate Hole and peeks of Great Cruz Bay and the Caribbean Sea to the south. Unfortunately work was in full swing at Pond Bay below us, but it really didn't spoil it for us. They weren't that noisy and they took the weekend off. It'll look fine when it's done. Pleasant stay, great home and a marvelous location close to town and beaches. Highly recommended.
We stayed here for a week with our 4 children and a friend. We were greeted at the ferry by a wonderful woman (Fran I think??) who took us to the villa. The villa was spotless, had a kitchen I am jealous of, and very comfortable beds. It was very child friendly, with gates and fences by the stairs and decks. It was convenient to Cruz Bay and the restaurants, and most importantly a quick ride to the north shore beaches. We have been to St John at least a dozen times and this was one of our favorite villas we have stayed in to date.
We totally enjoyed the week we spent at Crystal Seaview. The place was very spacious and very well laid out. We really didn't want for anything while we were there as the house had everything including beach towels, beach chairs (enough for everyone), several coolers, & even a few flashlights for our nightly walks around the beautiful neighborhood. The villa was nicely updated and furnished. It is also only a 5 minute drive to town and 10-15 minutes to the most beautiful beaches. We couldn't have asked for a better vacation.
Crystal Seaview is very centrally located. Just a minute from the Westin and a few mins to any of the National Park Beaches. Really nice pool and well maintained house. Beautiful kitchen and plenty of room for a large family (we had 4 adults, 4 teenagers, and 2 young kids and didn't feel cramped at all). Only drawback is the view of the construction site below, but that's easily overlooked.
My husband and I, our 7 and 10 year old girls, his parents and my mother shared the house. Everyone had the room they needed, the layout of the house is great for extended family vacations. It was great to have a fully equipped kitchen so we could eat in after a fun day in the sun at the different beaches on St. John. The pictures of the house on the internet really reflect the actual house and views. Everything was great! We hope to go back soon!
Our family greatly enjoyed our stay at the Crystal Seaview in May of 2007. The house was very nice and had a good layout for a family to spread out and have room to separate, or to all hang out together in the main living area/open kitchen and deck areas. The decks were great for relaxing and cooking on the grill, and our kids thoroughly enjoyed the pool! The house had a great vacation feel to it, with fun paint colors and use of stonework inside. We'd love to come back soon!