Villa Marea Reviews
What a fantastic time we had at Luxury Villa. Everything was carefully thought of and our vacation could not have been better. Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your fabulous home.
– Alisa and Phil, Hawaii (submitted 05/2011)
My wife and I recently spent a week in St. John at the brand new and appropriately named “Marea,” and all I can say is WOW. At the very edge of Ditleff Point, this new uber-luxury home has every amenity you could imagine, as nice as the finest luxury resort you can think of, only with total privacy and views that are literally breathtaking at every turn.
Marea’s five bedrooms are actually their own separate dwellings, with private terrace, semi-outdoor showers and ultra-comfortable beds with top of the line furnishings everywhere. The main house is huge, with room for dozens of guests to be comfortably entertained. The kitchen is also state of the art, with every top of the line appliance you can think of. The pool area demanded a lot of our time, which could only be described as blissful. Sitting in the hottub above the pool, with 360 degree views of the Caribbean Sea, reminds you that you are temporarily transported to heaven on earth, a place where it is easy to relax and recharge those hectic “real world” batteries.
Marea is clearly not an inexpensive vacation option, but if you are seeking a private, blissful, perfect, paradise, you have come to the right place. Highly recommended!
– M & J, NY (submitted 02/2012)
A week at Marea is like a week in heaven! I can’t think of a better way to start the day than breakfast at the Tiki Bar set atop a cliff, jutting out into the ocean with a 360 degree view of crystal turquoise water and the Virgin Islands. The TLC put into this place is obvious in all the details, from the magnificent landscaping and mosaic insets in all the stone walls to the placement of the bedrooms all with ocean views and champagne sunsets in the hot tub for eight. The balance between luxury and comfort is perfect. When we saw the photos, we figured they were the usual doctored-to-sell shots, but what you see really is what you get! We can’t wait to go back to this little bit of paradise.
– Michael, NY (submitted 02/2012)
The first question to ask – have I died and gone to heaven? Because if there is a heaven and you were fortunate enough to be granted access, then this is probably where you would choose to spend eternity.
Clearly with absolutely no expense spared, the owners have built a dream home with every possible amenity and luxury convenience carefully blending in with the natural look and feel of stone, wood and natural coverings. From the stone waterfall cleverly hiding the hot tub (my tip is to watch the magnificent sunset from probably the best vantage point on the Island soaking away in the hot tube while drinking a fine glass of wine) to the secluded roof top terrace, you will be amazed by the creative way that the designer has blended the modern with the natural.
Some may think that the 4 bedrooms (or should I say mimi villas) built separately from the main house is a crazy idea. But believe me, it allows complete privacy, and an undisturbed nights sleep and is a brilliant idea. The main house is really one huge room encompassing the kitchen, breakfast bar, dinning room and then lounge but each area sensibly and tastefully finished in such a way that you you never get a feeling of intruding on one another’s space.
This home is very special and I really can’t recommend it enough
– Andee, London (submitted 03/2012)
Marea exceeded all our expectations! We have stayed in some top-notch resorts around the world and Marea was above and beyond the most exquisite setting we have enjoyed yet. With endless water views on all sides, it is impossible not to relax and escape real life while you’re there. Accommodations rival any 5-star resort, but the setting and privacy surpass anything we’ve experienced. A vacation here is luxurious and rejuvenating! Thank you for sharing Marea with us.
– Adam and Caroline, NY (submitted 03/2012)
It was great, better than Cats, I’d see it again and again.
My stay at Marea St. John was an absolutely extraordinary and unique experience. The location, perched on the tip of a peninsula, meant that you could hear the waves on three sides of the property and watch as the weather passed. I’m still not sure which I enjoyed more, sunrise by the cabanas or sunset with a drink in hand.
– Jake, NY (submitted 04/2012)
Location, Location, Location! There is not another home on St. John (or maybe even the caribbean) where you have this incredible setting. The privacy you have while staying at Marea is definitely incomparable. Marea sits at the very tip of a peninsula, cliffside on over 7 acres of land with incredible, I mean INCREDIBLE views in every direction. From the bright blue waters of rendezvous and Fish Bay to the endless ocean view towards St. Croix, the views are simply unbeatable. The owners have turned their property into their very own park with many nooks and crannies and landscaped paths with their own special views along the way. I have never seen such vivid sunrises and sunsets in my life! I saw countless amounts of rainbows and shooting stars. At night, you feel as if you have all the stars in the sky to yourself. Also, just a short walk down the drive you have your own private beach. Marea provided us with snorkel gear and kayaks!
The Villa itself is insane! If you could give a house 6 stars, I would. The kitchen has everything you can imagine with the top of the line appliances and equipment. The bedrooms are their own individual suites with their own balconies and outdoors showers. The outdoor living is very spacious and comfortable with plenty of furnishings for large groups. The owners have combined true elegance with state of the art technology throughout the entire villa. I am a technology lover so you will not find me without my iPhone, iPad, and Macbook. I was very happy when I found out there was High Speed Wifi throughout the villa and my cell phone had great service! The Stereo Systems is very cool. You can sync up your Iphone/Ipad and control the music wirelessly which consists of basically every artist/album available.
I was very impressed in knowing that Marea get 100 of their energy from the sun! That is very respectable.
I have stayed in many luxury villas on St. John and Marea officially has my vote.
– Justin, MO (submitted 04/2012)