“It doesn’t get much better than this!” 5 stars

Our family of 8 enjoyed a vacation in St. Thomas and Villa Viento is just gorgeous. It is as lovely as the pictures depict and has all of the amenities one could want. Amazing sunrises greet you each morning regardless of the suite you are in and the views are stunning. All of the bedrooms are beautifully decorated and have lovely ensuite baths.

The villa is fully air-condiitioned although it’s always best to turn off the air in the bedrooms when leaving them for the day. The rooms cool down very quickly upon turning the unit on. There is always a very nice breeze as well; both day and night. The main house contains a large great room with ample seating, a gourmet kitchen , dining area and a half bath. The 80” TV allowed our 24 year old to “game in style” with his gaming console.

When facing the villa, a short walk across the breezeway leads to the master suite which is the only suite on the same level as the main home. A short flight of steps down leads to a second suite which is also quite large. Two additional short flights of stairs lead to the third suite which has the same amazing view, along with a private patio and another quiet, shaded sitting area. It is the smallest of the three rooms but that is the room we stayed in and we loved it!

To the left of the main house is a two story structure with a game room on the first floor and a lovely suite with two twin beds on the second level. Directly in front of this is an additional building which houses the laundry room on the main level and a honeymoon suite on the second level. This suite is complete with a mini-fridge and private deck with chairs for lounging or sitting. Villa Viento is a large property and while all suites are very close to the main house, there is ample privacy for all. The pictures on the website provide an idea of the “footprint” of the property.

Don’t worry about coolers, beach chairs, beach towels, or pool floats. They are provided as well as some basic snorkeling equipment. Nice to have on hand for day trips to the beach or other islands. The pool and verandah are perfect for time spent at home. Sun for those who want it and plenty of comfy seating for those who prefer the shade.

Located in Peterborg, our advice is to rent a car – nothing is too far away and it’s a short drive to anywhere on the island. A map, and remembering to stay to the left. will keep you on track and safe.

Our concierge, Amy Dukes, was wonderful and much appreciated. She was attentive from our initial inquiry to greeting us and acquainting us with the property upon our arrival. She was also available to answer questions that we had during the week and responded very quickly. Amy suggested several of her favorite spots to eat, where to shop for groceries, who to use for a charter day trip, etc., and in general, made planning our trip and activities a breeze.

We would definitely recommend Villa Viento to anyone considering renting a villa on the island – you won’t be disappointed. We had an amazing time and knowing that each evening we’d be returning to a bit of paradise was a perfect way to end each day.

08/15/2015, Rhonda