I have been visiting St. John annually for about 20 years. My family has stayed at Kallaloo for most of those trips. We consider it "our" vacation home. It is located over Hawksnest Bay in our favorite area of the island. The sunsets from the house are to die for and the beach below is beautiful. Travel Keys is so helpful and responsive to any need. We absolutely love it and look forward to our return!
Spouse and I spent Christmas with two adult children and their spouses. Great location and view Property well maintained and managed.
I recommend Travel Keys and the Villa Kallaloo to anyone seeking a beautiful and rewarding vacation with your every need taken care of. Tyler was great in handling our reservation; Kay was superb in meeting us, helping us pick up our jeep, and orienting us to the villa. The outstanding features of Kallaloo can not be over-stated: its handsome lay-out, its tasteful and understated decorative scheme, the sense of comfort one immediately feels there, a beautiful beach just a short walk down the driveway and across the road, a small but refreshing fresh-water pool to jump into when returning form the beach feeling hot and salty, and a verandah with comfortable couches where one could easily sit all day looking out at Hawksnest Bay, Caneel Bay beyond that, some smaller cays beyond that, and at night the twinkling lights of St. Thomas in the distance. Visitors to Kallaloo will find every imaginable item needed in the well-stocked kitchen (two-dozen wine glasses, six cutting boards... top-quality cookware). The hummingbirds and bananquits that will visit to sip sugar water in feeder on the verandah are delightful (when the thrushie birds allow them access); the bedrooms are shaded, airy, and cooled by ceiling fans. Yes, the villa is spacious; yes, it is clean; but many villas are those things. At Kallaloo -- once you have bought your groceries for the week, you need not get into your jeep again unless you wish to go exploring the island -- and there are many who would do that -- but for us the joy of Kallaloo was not having to get into the jeep to go for a swim or to snorkel around a bit: a beautiful, un-frequented beach with gracefully arcing coconut palms and soft white sand was a 5-minute clomp down the hill through tropical forest. The plants -- ornamentals like hibiscus and oleander and bourgainvillea as well as wild varieties -- were beautiful to look at; the sound of insects and other nocturnal creatures after sunset was a symphony to the ears. Thanks!
We chose Kallaloo mainly for its prime location in the National Park & proximity to the beautiful North Shore beaches. After arriving on St. John, we knew from the moment we walked through the door that we had found the perfect home for our vacation. Kallaloo has the right blend of comfort and Caribbean-Bohemian charm. The last thing we wanted was to find ourselves in a home that felt stiff & formal. As Kallaloo is not in a residential area, we truly enjoyed the seclusion - while at the same time enjoyed the convenience of not being too far from Cruz Bay. The views from the comfortable back porch are stunning and the lush gardens around the house give the home a fun tree house feel. Everyone enjoyed the pool and the fact that we could make the short, easy walk down to Gibney beach at any time. The staff were very professional and generous about helping us with many of the details related to our vacation. They always responded promptly to any of our questions.
I would highly recommend this property. It might get a little warm in the summer, but it was great during our stay.
we stayed 2 weeks and experienced both mild and balmy weather and wild, windy and rainy weather. The house was great with either. The walk to the beach is the best part. Best swimming in the world. Sharon, caretaker and friend, was another asset. Have stayed many places and so far Kallaloo wins the prize.
We have stayed in a number of villas on St. John and rate Kallaloo as the best villa we have ever rented. The location is perfect since you are very close to all of the North Shore beaches and only minutes away from Cruz Bay. I like being able to walk to Gibney Beach which is beautiful and seldom crowded. We used the swimming pool at Kallaloo every day as the weather was hot and we had virtually no rain. The view of Hawksnest Bay from the covered veranda is excellent. The layout of Kallaloo with its indoor and outdoor spaces is ideal for a vacation for a family of four such as ours. They provided very good service in getting us to Kallaloo. Several of our family members tried wind surfing for the first time at Cinnamon Bay and enjoyed it very much. My son and I played tennis every day on the public courts in Cruz Bay which are in good condition. Our family took the small catamaran trip to Lovango and Henley Cay for a half day and enjoyed the snorkeling and sailing. The dining experience we had at Hinds Restaurant was clearly the best of the restaurants we ate at.
Our family decided to spend Thanksgiving this year in St. John and it was the best visit. The house is very comfortable which made us relax instantly. The house location is perfect because it is in the national forest yet close to Cruz Bay for daily trips to the grocery store! We swam each day in Hawksnest Bay as well as other my favorite Francis Bay and Honeymoon Beach. I found the staff to be extremely responsive and helpful during our stay. Our family loves St. John and we will definitely be back!
As on my previous stay at a Travel Keys villa, Kallaloo was well appointed with all the necessities for an enjoyable stay. The villa itself was well set up for multiple couples; private bedroom/bathrooms next to a common deck. The views of Hawksnest Beach and Caneel Resort were great. An easy walk down to Oppenheimer beach, but the walk back up might be more than some might want. Kallaloo is a bit close to one other villa that shares the driveway, but was oriented and distanced enough to feel very private. Proximity to the north shore beaches was a major reason we selected Kallaloo. One small thing we appreciated was the lack of splintery decking around the comfortable pool.
My wife and I stayed at Kallaloo for one week in March with another couple. The only way to describe the trip was amazing. The house was immaculate when we arrived. The kitchen is very well supplied for making meals at home, which we did on three nights. I was concerned about the lack of air conditioning when we booked, but it proved to not be a problem. The trade winds in the spring do more than enough to cool the rooms and the sound of the ocean at night was a very pleasant way to fall asleep. The view of Caneel Bay, Gibney Beach and Easter Rock are amazing. The walk down to Gibney/Oppenheimer beach is very short. We spent many afternoons and lazy days on this very quiet beach. The location of the house is fantastic, only a few short minutes outside of Cruz Bay and just over the hill to Caneel Bay (another great beach or drink and dinner spot). The one downside is that the pictures lead you to believe the pool is private. It is not. If you have neighbors staying at Terahawk, they can see in to the pool area. Also the driveway can be tight if there are more than two cars there as it is shared with Terahawk villa. This is the third villa we have stayed at in St. John as well as Caneel Bay. If you are going to go the villa route this place get an A. It is by far the best villa we have stayed at in St. John. We will go back for sure.