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)