Our island weathered 2 category 5 hurricanes September 2017 and we have had an amazing recovery. If you have any questions about the condition of the island and our home please ask. Our house is located 5 minutes from Cruz Bay. This room has parking, private entrance, private bath, and private porch, to enjoy the view. We have a courtyard with a swimming pool and outdoor kitchen that you are welcome to use. There is a Ford Escape available with the room for $50 per day.
“I was supposed to go to St. John with a group of friends in early June but when everyone backed out due to the CV-19 pandemic I was unsure what to do. But when I found out that the USVI would be opening back up on the first of June I decided to keep my plane reservation and luckily I chose Hawk’s Rest for my stay. Donna and Kevin were superb hosts and the room they let to me was just perfect. The view from the balcony is exquisite and being able to wake up every morning with a cup of coffee while taking in the view high above the water was invigorating. In addition, one of the best decisions I made was to rent the SUV from them and use it to explore the island. I’d give Hawk’s Rest (as well as the hosts) six stars out of five if I could.”
Welcome to BRIZAN, a cozy hotel-style bungalow overlooking Reef Bay. Your private space is furnished with a king size bed, fine linens, large closets, private bath & shower, small refrigerator, TV, WiFi. (No kitchen but free coffee) Enjoy the pool, spa, ocean views, sounds, breezes and a 5-10 min. hike to the beach below. Located 3 miles (15 min.) East of Cruz Bay, it borders the VI National Park. Ideal for stargazers, romantics, ecotourists or anyone seeking a quiet setting.
“This bungalow was prefect for our vacation. Adriane mentioned that this location met three key things she was looking for in a house. The location is really great. A short walk to a beach with very few if any people there. A great view of the ocean... looking South, close enough that the sound of the waves makes for a tranquil sound. Adriane really does care for her guest's and it shows. She puts great effort to inform guests what to expect, both about the Island and her place. She will give recommendations when asked about the beaches, hikes, good places to eat, or just getting around. She cares a great deal about the locals and the Island too. She recommended to rent a jeep from a rental company on St John but we waited too long and they were all booked . We found a rental company that is right next to the airport in St Thomas. We rented a Ford edge and it was cheaper than a jeep. After we mentioned to owner we were going to ST John, he lead us from the airport parking lot, all the way to the barge, just to be sure we didn't miss the last barge for the night. What great customer service. Adriane could share where we rented from. Be sure to ask her if you have any questions or concerns. She is always looking for little ideas that could make guests stay even better. (Personally we think everything is wonderful.) We enjoyed the pool and spa many evenings. Every morning we had breakfast out on the balcony looking out at the ocean. its a huge wooden deck/balcony, that goes from the west bungalow all the way past the front of the East bungalow. There must be 75-100 feet between! We never felt that there was a lack of privacy. We truly loved our time here and got misty eyed saying our good byes. We hope to stay here again soon and we know Adriane will be there to great us with a big smile and warm welcome. Thanks for a great week. Rob and Alma”
Romantic and secluded, a perfect spot for a couple. Beautiful ocean view, outdoor shower, courtyard with gardens, large kitchen with counter seating for 4. Outdoor dining room table, seats 10. Central air--although trade winds are strong at this location. Custom-built furniture.
“My mom and I had an exceptional stay on St. John. Carmel By The Sea was beautiful and relaxing - exactly what we were looking for. The views are stunning, the kitchen had everything we could need or want, and the bedroom was comfortable and spacious. We loved lounging by the pool, an experience which was only enhanced by the sway of the hammock and a cocktail. Oddly, the bathroom was one of our favorite rooms. While it is part of the house, it is open to a plant filled patio giving you the feeling of showering outdoors, though the patio walls sheild you from the outside, providing a feeling of total privacy. We did have one small hiccup while staying there. There was an issue with the the a/c, however once we made the issue known, it was taken care of immediately. In all honesty, the speed at which it was resolved was impressive and it worked perfectly for the duration of our stay. One suggestion for staying in this beautiful spot: make sure to have a 4x4 vehicle. While you may be able to traverse the short but steep (gravelly)driveway without it, it is much easier with four wheel drive. We made one attempt without putting the Jeep in four wheel drive and it wasn't pretty. Our apologies. Carmel By The Sea is on the quieter side of the island, so having a vehicle is a must, but don't let that deter you. After a day at the beach, sailing, snorkling, hiking, paddle boarding, kayaking or exploring town, it is a perfect place enjoy the beauty and serenity of St. John. I also imagine that if you want a romantic getaway, this would be the perfect spot.”