Ocean Gardens, greeted us with a very attractive lush island plant life, and stone laid driveway and front walk into this cozy villa. My Favorite place to lounge was the deck, which was as long as the house, beautifully open, view moderately nice, relaxing with a hammock, and large spacious eating area and reclining furniture! The two bedrooms are far enough away allowing a private and quiet evening stay for couples. Our friends stayed in the room with no deck access. I will be reviewing the other room only. Our room had two beautifully large opening french doors right onto the deck, with thick curtains provided for privacy. The view out of the bedroom window looks directly out over a hideous whirlpool deck area, and really ruins the moderately nice view of the salt ponds. The windows in this room, and it's private bathroom present a showy view out to the sidewalk directly in front of the villa. Therefore the curtains stayed closed over the bed the whole time making the room darker and shut in feeling. After people walked by several times during our stay, while I was in the bathroom, we taped a garbage bag up for privacy! Fortunately, after I complained, the owner put up curtains in the bathroom the next day, but I already was mortified. The wind kept snapping and creaking the metal roof, and this made for the nights to seem as if strangers were walking about, and slightly challenging to sleep through. The most disappointing feature for us was the whirlpool, which stayed warm at all the wrong times, and is in need of major remodeling of the deck (yuck), and crack in whirlpool. Neighbors down hill were loud and disturbing of the tranquility of the island, and it seemed like people were listening into our conversations, or the workers, who were working below the house would sit and wait for us to leave, lack of privacy-- little creepy. Second time on the Island and this was not our favorite place or view, but close to Cruz bay which is really fantastic.
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