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4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands

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Kittylove...
Key West, Florida
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57 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Fantastic Location”
Reviewed 12 March 2015 for a stay in February 2015
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I cannot say that we are impartial vacationers at this villa. We built it in 1992/93, and owned it for 10 years.

However, it is still as wonderful as it was when it was brand new! The layout is exceptional for 8 people, with 4 separate bedrooms, each with it's own private bathroom and partial outdoor shower. We were very impressed with the new kitchen, appliances and cabinets. This is a place for entertaining. The items that we felt needed upgrading when we sold, have been done beautifully.

The home was adequately supplied with all nice new linens, the bath towels were fantastic! I could see getting new mattresses, but we slept well so that was not a problem. The kitchen was stocked with everything you may need, but a few more coffee mugs would have been great. We were only 2 people in a big house, so we never used the dishwasher, but the rest of the appliances were new, clean and very functional, including the ice maker, which was a treat to have.

Catered to, the rental managers, were very accommodating. We did have a problem with the hot tub, which was fixed by the 4th day of our stay.

The views are fantastic, with 220 degree water views. We felt the trees should be trimmed to enhance the view, but that is a personal opinion, which does not necessarily take away from the experience. Being on a remote island, the fact that all the roads to get to this home are paved and very drivable is a definite plus.

I have 2 negatives, which keep me from giving a 5* review.
First was the lack of long distance service. We do have AT&T as our cell provider, which is the carrier in St John, but for some reason could never get a signal at the house. When there was a problem with our returning air reservations, there was no long distance on the home phone - not even for an 800 number.
Second was the condition of the lower patios, which were very mildewed. I would not have liked to walk barefooted there, but we never used that area, so we were OK.
Both of these items are easily fixed and I hope the current owners do not take offense at my mentioning them.

All in all, we loved returning to Morningside (albeit did seem a little strange!)

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Reviewed 25 April 2014 for a stay in March 2014

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Cleveland
Reviewed 24 April 2014 for a stay in March 2014
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Paula O
New York City, New York
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“Great Views, Great House, Great Time”
Reviewed 14 January 2014 for a stay in January 2014
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Our extended family spent a week at Morningside Villa in early January 2014. The house exceeded all expectations. The views from the house were spectacular- and with the nice pool and hot tub, we enjoyed much time on site. The bedrooms were very private and the kitchen was well equipped - plus we enjoyed the gas grill. We walked to a nice but rocky beach close by where we enjoyed snorkeling. The driveway is a little tight for two cars- but we solved that issue by leaving one car at the foot of the driveway. We can't wait to rent the house again.

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NY
Reviewed 1 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013

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