We have stayed at Siempre Azul twice. We stayed last November and again this June and I cannot wait to go back again. We no longer have to look for a villa when it is just my husband and myself visiting St. John we stay at Siempre Azul. This villa has it all and then some. Previous reviewers have discussed all the wonderful amenities, super clean hot tub, amazing views, beach with great snorkeling, location and those wonderful breezes (both times we visited) and they are not overstating anything. We have rented homes all over the world and this villa is truly one of a kind. Chris is wonderful to work with and his management team is first class. I did weeks of research to find this villa and it paid off. Thanks Chris for providing the perfect place to stay when visiting paradise.
Chris Boyd, the super responsive and helpful owner of Siempre Azul, bucked the big villa trend on STJ and created an experience perfect for two people. I call Siempre Azul an experience rather than just a villa because Chris really has thought of everything....from the way the villa is designed (1-1 that feels like a 2-2) to how it's positioned on his manicured plot on the peninsula near Friis Bay – the villa faces East to compliment the view of the sunrise and mitigate the heat of the sun in the afternoon – to all the little extras like the outdoor shower, outdoor dining area and the patio chairs on the observation deck on the tip of the peninsula (perfect for drinking coffee and watching the sun come up over the BVIs).
Important items people renting villas usually want to know:
- Extremely easy to get to...located right off the road that heads out to Salt Pond and easy walking distance to Miss Lucy's restaurant, 3-minute drive to closed grocery store and all Coral Bay restaurants are a 10-minute drive or less...about 20 minutes to Maho, about 40 to Cruz Bay)
- Very private and secure...electronic gate guards the driveway to the rear, a big wall and huge hill to the right, a salt pond to the left and the entirety of Coral Bay out front
- Bed is very comfortable, good mattress
- Kitchen has everything you'll need, no ice maker but the freezer works really well and he has 4 big ice trays that fill a cooler easily
- A/C in the bedroom but actually ends up cooling down the entire villa including the kitchen and TV area very quickly
- Water pressure is very good (indoor and outdoor showers)
- Hot tub is new, easy to use and very clean...has a perfect view too
- W/D's are new and work well
- Beach chairs, noodles, coolers and some fins for snorkeling
- Last but least, an outdoor vacuum for getting sand out of your jeep...this is huge for people who rent jeeps from places that up charge for sand removal
Whether you're on your honeymoon or could use another honeymoon, if you love STJ, you'll love Siempre Azul. You smile the whole time you're there because every time you think, "you know what I would have done if I owned this villa or you know what would be nice to have right about now," Chris has already thought of it.
I have found my favorite place on St John.
I could write 800 words about this place.
Instead I will give you 8:
Seimpre Azul made our holiday perfect. Stop looking.
Siempre Azul was the perfect place for our honeymoon! After the hustle and bustle of planning a wedding and getting married, it was a blessing to find such a beautiful and tranquil place to unwind and celebrate our union. The views were beyond imagination and the property itself, situated on a cliff overlooking the Caribbean was breathtaking. Chris is truly a master of his craft, which is evident in the details of the villa, from the stonework and landscaping to the exposed wooden beam ceilings--amazing. We also appreciated how accessible and informative he was throughout our trip planning process. And, his house manager on the island Gwen was magic- great lady! We'll be back (:
We spent our honeymoon here and I am at a loss of words how happy we are choosing to spend our honeymoon and first ever trip to STJ at Siempre Azul. It made our stay perfect. First Chris, the owner, is so easy to work with and very accommodating. Without him and his on-island manager Nancy, the experience here would not have been as good as it was. He did everything he could to make sure we had a comfortable stay. On day 2 there was small issue with the A/C unit. I emailed Chris about it and we left for a few hours to explore. When we arrived the problem was fixed! Him and Nancy jumped on it so quickly. You don't find that type of service just anywhere. We were forever impressed.
We absolutely LOVED the house and the property. The house was perfectly sized for a couple. It was clean and well maintained. The listing description does not do this property justice. This house is a treasure in Coral Bay. Prime spot and private like no other. Being on a budget, we were thrilled to be able to afford to stay at this villa. The view is spectacular. We ordered food to go a few times and sat on the balcony and ate and made our own drinks in the blender which worked out great. What a great spot to be in Coral Bay as well close to Miss Lucys restaurant and all. The property is so private we liked that it had a gate, felt much more secure.
I think the outdoor shower was our favorite part! The privacy of the property made the outdoor shower so wonderful. We used the indoor shower the first night and then discovered the outside shower and used it the remainder of the trip! That fact alone will bring us back to this property in the future. Man, who knew taking a shower could be so exciting.
Another thing that I loved was that we had access to the garage area to store beach equipment and there was even a shop vac down there with an extension cord so I was able to vacuum the sand out of our jeep every evening! How fantastic is that having a fresh jeep to start each day?! Also used it to vacuum the house mid-week. Not something that Chris advertised but I truly appreciate it and hope will be there next time.
Washer and dryer worked out great allowing us to pack light and clean our clothes and towels throughout the week.
Coral bay area occasionally loses power temporarily. We did lose power two times during the week for an hour or two.Not a big deal though.
We can't wait to get back here and spend another week. Its the perfect home for an active St John vacation.
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