Villa Madeline is a wonderful place to stay. The property manager provided us with: 1. A very nice welcome agent at the dock who had our rental jeep ready for us, including map, and an overview of St. John. We followed her to the villa. 2. A welcome basket of goodies, plus all kinds of things at the villa to make our stay more enjoyable, with ideas of what to do, where to go, how to work the phones, etc. 3. They rescued us when we locked ourselves out of the top part of the house. We called them at 6am and they were HAPPY to come over and help us out! They didn't make us feel stupid or bad or for dumbly locking ourselves out of the top part of the villa. SUPER nice people; couldn't ask for better service. 4. When we couldn't get the DVD player to work, they immediately sent someone out to fix it (new batteries in the remote, plus they showed us where to tap the box in case it happened again...) No problems after that. Good things about the house: 1. Lots of room. 2. Clean, comfortable, lots of things you're used to at your own home. 3. Great kitchen; everything you'd want, plus it's modern. 4. Wonderful view from the decks and the pool area... omg... loved it. 5. Pool... just big enough... hot tub=awesome 6. AC in the bedrooms. 7. The location is great. Quiet side of the island but you don't have to drive too far to get to a restaurant or to get to the villa. Bottom line: We loved the 2 separate bedrooms on the lower level; my teenager could have her own space and we could have ours, and the top floor was the common area. Everyone thought I did a great job picking out Villa Madeline, so I felt great about it.
St. John is one of the most beautiful places on earth, and we can't wait to go back! Coral Bay was a great location for us, although due to the time of year, there weren't a lot of restaurants and road side stands open. Even with that, this was a most excellent vacation. Villa Madeline was a great location - close to all the beaches we visited - and the villa itself was well maintained and inviting. Every effort had been made for our comfort and visit. The villa has a pool and hot tub outside, as well as two decks for outdoor living. The living room and kitchen were located upstairs with two queen sized bedrooms downstairs. You do have to walk outside to get to the bedrooms (one of the few downsides for me), so there was a lot of up and down stairs. Both bedrooms had a bathroom and shower set up and plenty of storage for a week or two stay. The only other negative was the comfort of the living room furniture - there was plenty of seating and a lovely dining table, but the couch was not comfy at all! I would recommend this villa for it's many positives and it's location - we were actually able to hike from one of the beaches back to the villa - we enjoyed that a lot!
We just returned from St. John and our marvelous stay at Villa Madeline. I wanted to let you know a couple of things. We had wonderful experiences with Island Baby (baby gear rental) and Sam & Jack's Deli (provisioning; both their service and food items were excellent), and hope you will recommend them to other guests. Thank you for all of your help; we hope to return to St. John soon.