About the House
Villa Margherita is a fully furnished and provisioned
- The villa has two large and private air-conditioned
master suites, each with its own bath.
- Additional sleeping space (more appropriate for
children) is available in the den on three twin sofas.
- A half bath upstairs adds to the convenience.
- The home also has laundry facilities, cable TVs and
VCRs, a DVD player, a CD player, and 6.1 surround sound.
- 802.11b/g wireless high-speed internet access via Surf Coral Bay is included.
- The kitchen is completely equipped for any cooking you may wish to do.
- A gas grill and wet bar are located on the patio downstairs by the large whirlpool spa.
- Flower-filled tropical gardens are framed by native stone walls.
- The house is only a five minute drive from the nearest
beach. Coolers, beach chairs, and towels are provided.
About St. John
St. John is the smallest of the three US Virgin Islands.
Located 55 miles east of Puerto Rico, the island is 3 miles wide by 9 miles long. The climate is tropical with high temperatures varying from an average of 78 - 84 degrees in the winter to 80-90 in the summer. There are approximately 4,000 full time residents. The population on the island is higher
during the high season, December through April. English is the language spoken. Two-thirds of this lush green island is National Park land with miles of pristine beaches, hiking trails and unspoiled natural scenery. Every year its
beaches are voted some of the most beautiful in the world. Water sports include swimming, sailing, snorkeling, kayaking, fishing, wind surfing, and scuba diving (equipment rentals available). Other activities such as horseback riding and mountain biking are just minutes away from Villa Margherita. St. John is truly a vacation paradise and there is no better way to enjoy the island than
to relax in your own private villa.
||How do I get to St. John?
||Most major airlines fly from the continental US to St.
Thomas airport. (Please bring your
passport or a photo id and birth certificate to
facilitate returning home. A passport is required to
visit the neighboring British Virgin Islands.) From the
airport on St. Thomas, it's a short taxi ride to the ferry and a
lovely 15 minute ferry ride into picturesque Cruz Bay,
St. John. On the harborside you will be
greeted by our guest services manager who will take you
to the villa.
|| Do I need to rent a car?
||Since Villa Margherita is located on the tranquil east
end of St. John, seven miles from Cruz
Bay, it is necessary to have your own car. When
planning your vacation, the manager will help you reserve a car to fit
of your group, and have it available for you when she
meets you at the ferry. Also, you may stop at one of the
many grocery stores on route to the house to buy
provisions. Driving is on the left, but the cars
are left-hand wheel American. You'll soon get the hang
|| What kind of money is used on St. John?
||Since St. John is part of the United States, dollars
are the currency in use.
ATMs are available, but it's a good idea to
bring some cash and/or traveler's checks. Also, credit
cards are accepted almost everywhere.
|| What about restaurants?
||St. John has a wealth of restaurants for every taste
and budget. From beachside burgers to
native West Indian, from Northern Italian to elegant
Asian fusion, from Latin American (can you
say "tango?") to candlelit seafood, the restaurant
scene is great.
||How about shopping on St. John?
St. John has many excellent and
interesting shops throughout the island offering a
range of goods including fine jewelry and
watches, clothing, fabrics, local and imported arts and
crafts, and nautical souvenirs. Two
attractive shopping centers in Cruz Bay are Mongoose
Junction and Wharfside Village. The
emphasis of St. John shopping is the best of world
shopping alongside beautiful one-of-a-kind
items of a unique island character.
|| What kind of nightlife will I find?
||Although St. John is a quiet, peaceful island, there
are plenty of places to go in the evening to
hear live music, dance, and socialize. Not all the
action occurs in Cruz Bay either, as Coral Bay,
with its casual yachting community, has blossomed in
recent years. Still, an evening at home
listening to music and watching the stars from the
patio or the spa can be an ideal end to a
|Any more questions?
Contact the Owners for more information.
We will be happy to answer specific questions and advise you on availability of the house for your perfect vacation. See you soon!