Villa, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)
About James Walgenwitt
I'm from New York City, have lived in St. John since 1997 working for Westin, Ritz-Carlton and Marriott. I love the laid back lifestyle so decided I would go into the hospitality business for myself. This is the only property I own (or have ever owned) and have been renovating it since the day I bought it (the renovations never stop, always more to do!) I get to spend loads of time with my 6 year old son, native Virgin islander; we love hiking, hitting the beach, boating and travel! I also tend bar one night a week at High Tide, come by to see me!
James Walgenwitt purchased this Villa in 1999
Why James Walgenwitt chose Estate Rendezvous and Ditlef
After life in the Big City and the suburbs of New York, life in my neighborhood could not be any easier. For a while I rented a home closer to Cruz Bay (too close) and for a year rented a place in Fish Bay (too remote). Rendezvous is perfect: 5 minutes to Cruz Bay bars, restaurants, groceries, shopping, ferries to St. Thomas. 15 minute drive to all of my favorite beaches on the North Shore, National Park and hiking trails. Easy to catch a boat to British Virgin Islands from Cruz Bay. Quiet, safe neighborhood where I know most of my neighbors and rarely bother to lock my door or take the keys out of my car. I have a big yard I'm always gardening with lots of sun and awesome sunsets, accross the street down Boatman road are awesome views east of Rendezvous Bay and the entire South Shore of St. John, with great sun and moonrises.
What makes this Villa unique
The property has 3 totally seperate units which are all completely private from one another so I have the incredible luck to get to live here in one of them. It is situated at the top of a hill so the view and the breeze is awesome! The units are so private from one another that I rarely run into my guests unless they come by and knock on my door to get advice about where to go and what to do on their vacations. Over time I've made some great friends who come back to visit again year after year. It makes my job extremely easy caring for the property and my guests since I am on site, anything that does go wrong can be remedied right away. Then there is great sunsets from the pool, grilling out on the deck with friends, the garden filled with tropical plants and fruit trees, the easy access to town and beaches and other islands, A/C which you rarely need because of the great breezes, convenience of internet and Dish network TV...
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Smoking only in outdoor areas.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
The cottage was the perfect getaway for my husband and I. The location is a five minute drive to Cruz bay. The views of Cruz bay are magnificent. We also rented the SUV from James. His hospitality can’t be beat.
We had a fabulous week on St John. After hiking, snorkeling and exploring the serene beaches we loved coming back to the sweet cottage at Rendezvous. Surrounded by nature and a fabulous pool to refresh after a day adventuring. Loved this place and would love to bring our kids back and stay in one of the larger units!
One Bedroom at Rendivious/Ditlef
Our 1 bedroom was very comfortable, clean and the view was GREAT!
James was a great host, from picking us up, renting his car, to dropping us back to the ferry at the end of our vacation.
I would love to come back and rent the 2 bedroom condo's the next time we come back!
Rendezvous cottage was perfect!
A beautiful view and great pool area, very comfortable.
GREAT PLACE.. WILL STAY THERE AGAIN!
James was absolutely great, and so was his place. He makes sure you have everything you need, and you are comfortable. It is very clean, and not far from Cruz Bay at all.
Beautiful home! Incredible service...
James was a gracious host. He provided absolutely everything we needed during our stay. Home is close to Cruz Bay and the view from the deck/pool is incredible. We will be back soon! Tremendous value! We have paid twice what he charges for half the amenities and service. Fourth time to the island and I'm 100% sure we have found our new "home" to vacation at while on STJ!
Boatman Rd is a very upscale residential neighborhood adjacent to Chocolate Hole, great for walking to take in the phenomenal ocean views, and incredible cliff-side vacation homes. Very safe and low-traffic with access to the water in several spots, but very hilly! Also great trail hiking in the National Park, a short drive away.
Within the 5 minute drive to town you will pass the Westin Resort and all the grocery/wine stores (St. John Market is a 2 minute drive). It is an easy drive home from Cruz Bay after a great restaurant meal or fun in the local bars and pubs.
We are centrally located so getting to the some of the best beaches in the world is easy to do. Most north shore National Park beaches are a 15 minute drive. You can drive to Skinny legs in Coral Bay in about 20 minutes.