St John US Virgin Islands Oceanfront Beach Vacation Rental Villa By Owner
in Chocolate Hole on Secluded Hart Bay

20% Off Select Weeks Through Nov 15

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Beachfront Rental Home
on St. John US Virgin Islands

Our beachfront vacation rental home on
St. John is a classic West Indian style beach house with 3 bedrooms and 3 baths, perfect for families or couples seeking a secluded retreat - no houses on either side - yet close to dining, watersports, shopping, and the National Park.


Private Pool and Jacuzzi

Odessa villa is 42 steps to a secluded beach with no road access. Most days one can snorkel and swim. The beach is partly sandy and great for shelling and beach combing.The main Chocolate Hole cove, always calm with good snorkeling is a five minute walk.

The house is classic West Indian design and faces directly into the tradewinds. On the upper level, the breeze goes through French doors and large arched stone windows. The house is attractively furnished, and has Caribbean art.

Each of the three bedrooms has a queen sized bed, a bath and a private deck. One bedroom is very large with a sitting area. In addition to the three bedrooms, cots and a pull out couch in the living room are available and so Odessa can sleep up to 9.

The swimming pool and large Jacuzzi are above the house with a spacious deck and impressive views. A hideaway with a hammock offers another view of Hart Bay.

The landscaping is exceptional and includes many native plants and trees; it is featured in local garden tours. Since the lot is steep, a long, meandering stone pathway leads down to the house with a private path to Hart Bay beach.

Odessa is only a 5 minute drive to the edge of town, Cruz Bay, but in a very private location — no house on either side.

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Fish Eye Photo of Upper Deck and Bedroom

Odessa Living Room
Slightly Wide Angle View of Odessa's Living Room

St. John Beachfront Home

Situated near Cruz Bay - 5 minutes away -  our affordable three bedroom West Indian beach house has stone walls, arched windows, blue and white clapboard, and gingerbread detailing.  The house is surrounded by native tropical plants.

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Incredible Views from Our Home on St. John VI
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Caribbean Views from Deck!

Watch the sunrise over Ditliff Point on one of the three decks or read a book in the airy living room or in the hide-away. 

The house is very private - no houses on either side - with a long, meandering stone pathway leading down to the home and a private path leading to Hart Bay Beach.


Folding French doors open on the front of the house to a panorama of sights and sounds of the sea.

Prepare meals on the outdoor grill or in the well appointed kitchen, with stoneware made by local potters and craftsmen. Dine on the deck or indoors and enjoy the sea breezes.

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Bar & Kitchen
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Upper Level Bedroom
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All Bedrooms Face the Caribbean

Odessa's upper bedroom features hardwood floors, hand-crafted Caribbean stone and woodwork, sculpture, a comfortable queen size bed, and an open-air stone shower.

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One of the Two Lower Bedrooms
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Other Lower Bedroom
Other Lower Bedroom (slightly wide angle photo)
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The private lower level offers two bedrooms (one is a suite) with queen size beds, air conditioning, full bathrooms and spacious decks. A sofa bed in the living room and two roll-away beds accommodate additional guests. The home comfortably sleeps 6 adults, and also has two cots and a fold out couch.  Two stairways run along the sides of the house to each level.

Other Home Amenities To Appreciate

Linens, towels, beach chairs, coolers, a gas grill, cable TV, VCR, CD/tape deck, WiFi, and washer/dryer.


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Custom Stone work by Local St. John Craftsmen
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Pool with Caribbean Views
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Private Pool and Jacuzzi

Harmonious with the outdoors and nearly surrounded by the sea, the beach house features a pool and Jacuzzi overlooking the ocean for a fresh water dip day or night.

A private path leads to Hart Bay Beach, where you will usually be alone on the beach since there is no road access. 

Gentle off-shore waves, coral, and a reef encompass the bay. A beachcomber's dream: go shelling, hike the nearby trail or snorkel among exotic coral and tropical fish, all just at the end of the villa’s private path directly to the water.

Facing east into the Tradewinds, savor the sound of the surf and delightful Caribbean breeze year round.  The tropical garden is alive with blooming frangipani, bougainvillea, and native trees including many water mampoo, a calabash tree, fruit trees and giant cacti encircling the property.

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Two of the Three Decks and Private Path
to Hart Bay Beach

Island Amenities and Activities

St John is an island of less than 5000 permanent residents, that maintains a village-like ambiance. The Virgin Islands National Park covering almost two-thirds of St. John preserves and protects its natural beauty with many beautiful white-sand beaches, grand views and hiking trails.

Tennis, sailing, power boating, sea kayaking, scuba diving and excellent snorkeling are all nearby. A five minute drive takes you to Cruz Bay, where you can meander the streets for excellent shopping, full service grocery stores, fine dining, and local flavor.

St. John’s location makes island hopping easy. Ferries run frequently to St. Thomas and to the British Islands of Tortola, Virgin Gorda and Jost Van Dyke.

How to Get to St. John and Villa Odessa

Fly into St. Thomas and take a taxi van to the St. Thomas ferry for the 20 minute ferry ride that begins your relaxation before your arrival in Cruz Bay, St. John. You will be greeted at the Cruz Bay ferry dock by our friendly and knowledgeable manager who will escort you to your rental car and then the house, and will be on call during your stay.

Our vacation villa is offered through the homeowner,
making it more affordable for you.

Call or email me for availability and further information.

See exact location on Google map below

Click Here to See Odessa Villa's Availability Calendar
Please call us if your desired time period is booked on the calendar,
just in case there has been a recent change in bookings.
Please note that a day on the calendar may look like it is booked, but it is actually a day when guests are leaving, especially on Saturdays and Sundays

Children 5 - 18 are 1/2 price. *No children under 6 for safety reasons

Two hour mid-week cleaning is included

20% Off Select Weeks Through Nov 15

April 19, 2014 - December 13, 2014

Persons Price
2 persons
4 persons
6 persons

December 21 - 27 Call for Pricing

January 3 - April 18, 2015

Persons Price
2 persons
4 persons
6 persons


10% VI Tax will be added
Rates subject to change without notice


For reservations, call or email the owner, Bruce Sklarew, M.D.

  (240) 506-1789   Cell Preferred

   301-652-0889 (Office)

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Address of villa: 187 Chocolate Hole,  St. John VI
(for locating villa only; not for mailing purposes) 

Click here to see my Land for Sale On St. John

Owner:  Bruce Sklarew, M.D.

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