Windspree Vacation Homes St John USVI

Testimonials for Island Breeze - Cedar Lane

This is our first time visiting St John and it has been our best family vacation yet.  We brought our four daughters along for the ride and this house was perfect for us.  We enjoyed the hot tub every evening and the kitchen had everything imaginable for us to enjoy family dinners after long days at the beach.  Thank you for providing this amazing home for us to enjoy!


Windspree Guests , Plainview, MN , 12/2016

Thanks for the lovely place to stay during our escape from Wisconsin’s winter.  This was our third time on St John and, as always, it did not disappoint.  Our kids learned to snorkel this time and we were able to find turtles at Salt Pond and tons of fish at Francis Bay and a very long barracuda at Little Lameshur.  Our daughter was excited to see a fish with so many teeth…..yikes!  We sailed with Cloud 9 out of Cruz Bay – highly recommended – for a ride and snorkel in Christmas Cove.  Out of a love for hot sauce, we contacted Trinidad Charlie and were invited to his house for a botany tour and resupply of his delicious hot sauces.  We were also happy to visit the library in Cruz Bay – a lovely old home with a great collection and friendly staff.  If you want fresh fish, there’s a little blue stand in Coral Bay on the water just before Aqua Bistro.  Looks a little ramshackle, but the fish is good!  We had Ram’s Head to ourselves early one morning and were glad to hike down the Reef Bay trail to see the petroglyphs.  All in all, a wonderful trip!


Anna, Josh, Lewis & Fern , Madison, WI , 02/2016

We had a fabulous stay at Island Breeze! Communication from all of the staff was excellent from the beginning. The house was very clean, spacious, and had everything we needed from kitchen gadgets to beach toys. We enjoyed seeing many hummingbirds and bananakeets every day and the kids kept close watch for the beautiful iguanas we spied near the driveway several times. The little fairy garden outside the window is very charming! Also, the location provided quick access to the north beaches, as well as Salt Pond Bay, our favorite beach. Thank you for helping us have a fabulous vacation! We'll turn to Windspree again when we plan our next St. John trip.


Anna Palmer , 12/2015

This was our second trip to St John and our first time staying at Island Breeze.  It was just my wife and I on the first trip.  This time we decided to bring our boys (5 and 10 years) and my parents.  I would like to mention that my boys had no problem with not flushing for number 1.  You could say that they have been training for this trip their whole lives if you saw how many unflushed potties we have had at our house.  We had a great time here at the villa.  It is really well stocked with everything you could need during your stay.  There are many little personal touches that help you feel at home.  As far as recommendations go:  Oasis (best dinner in Coral Bay), Maho Bay (great for kids.  We found an old green turtle out in the sea grass, who was not bothered a bit by my kids thrashing about), Skinny Legs (always fun), Reef-2-Peak (reasonable kayak rentals at Hansen Bay).


The Walkers , PA , 07/2015

Enjoyed staying at your villa.  our granddaughter’s wedding on Hawksnest was just perfect – the sun, white clouds and our entire extended family of close to 40 people.  Some first timers were in awe and will certainly return to St John.  Sorry, didn’t use your kitchen except to boil hummingbird nectar….way too many good restaurants to try.  Our week here went way too fast as usual, but we will be back!  thanks again for a beautiful home away from home.


Wayne & Diane , Fond du Lac, WI , 06/2015

This was our 4th trip to St John and first stay at Island Breeze.  We loved the house and how well equipped it was.  We started our trip with a private yoga session on the deck with Yoga Beth.  We started each morning sitting on the deck overlooking the spectacular view and watching the birds.  Some of our favorite beaches were Maho, Hawksnest, Francis, Salt Pond and Hansen (where we swam out to Angel’s Rest – the bar boat – for a drink).  While we were here we participated in the Beach-to-Beach Power Swim.  Overall we really enjoyed our trip and hope to come back again! P.S. – If you use bottled water you can refill jugs for $0.75 at St John Ice in Cruz Bay.


The Colonna Family , NJ , 05/2015

Today we complete our third visit to Island Breeze.  With your attention to the details, what you understand your guests require -  you have exceeded our expectations.  Island Breeze’s location with the panoramic views cannot be beat.  Thank you for providing an immaculate villa for our holiday.  The housekeeping of your choice supports your efforts.  Thank you very much, we look forward to number four as soon as we are able to schedule


D&L , Old Lyme, CT , 05/2015

This is our 5th visit to St John and our 3rd stay at Island Breeze.  It felt like coming home when we walked in the door.  We enjoy this cottage and its location.  The pocket door is a nice change since our last stay.  The porch is our favorite spot…..really hate to leave it.  Hopefully, we will return to this “bit of paradise”


The Ricks Family , Raleigh, NC , 03/2015

Our family had a good time here snorkeling in several bays. The last day we spotted 2 sharks and today brought 2 iguanas to sun next to the house in the trees. We loved the decks and had plenty of room for our 5 adults.

Thanks!


Amy,Cord,Wade Ellen,Forrest , 07/2014

Our third trip to St.John,our daughters graduation request. this house was the perfect size for our family of 5. We love Coral Bay. "Pickles" was a fun discovery for live music on Thursday nite, and the ever changing menu at "Oasis by the Sea" was great for when we stayed late (always) at southeast beaches and were hungry on the way back.

This house was perfect for a long term stay, just wish we could have stayed longer. Thank you for sharing your island home.


The Gustin Family , 07/2014

We really enjoyed our " Home away from Home" Tha house was just perfect and we could all feel the luv you guys put into it. We will return! This was our best trip to St.John yet - great beaching, great snorkeling and great food. Til next time!


Dennis and Carolyn , 06/2014

First time here on St.John- Thanks for having such a well stocked kitchen and delightfully decorated home. We too enjoyed refilling the hummingbird feeders and listening to (getting used to) the frogs and doves almost all night long!

We timed it just right for a full moon celebration at Miss Lucy's. Aqua Bistro was a pleasant surprise. Try going out on "Pepper",Lance and Kim were great hosts. Snorkeling was great about everywhere. We will be back!!


Lynn and Kevin , Concord,NC , 06/2014

We had such a wonderful time here this week- a fantastic escape from the cold Maine spring. Asking the kids how many stars they would give Island Breeze and they agreed 4.5 -the half star was for not having the beach out the front door. We all loved the quiet of coral Bay, and the island in general.

Our favorites: Salt Pond Bay: snorkeling and short walks/hikes were great

Maho Bay: easiest to get to,many sea turtles eating the sea grass.

Hawksnest: Best snorkeling for the kids

Caneel Bay: Beachside drinks/food

Skinny Legs: easiest meal by far.

We liked the iguanas and lizards! We took a wonderful sail one day with Captain Greg at Sail St.John out of Caneel Bay. A real treat along the north shore.

We had a wonderful time and hope to return.


The Morris Family , Maine , 05/2014

Returning to Island Breeze for a second year in a row exceeded all our expectations. Your villa is so comfortable,it feels like a second home for us. It has everything one needs to make your holiday relaxing.

The location above Coral Bay allows one to visit many wonderful snorkeling & swimming beaches within a short drive. Other villa's on St.John require steep entries,where Island Breezes is a much easier access.

We enjoyed the restaurant "Sweet Plantains". Rose is an excellent chef as a graduate of a N.Y. Culinary School. A short distance from there is  Crabbys Shack, where you can rent snorkeling gear.  

After renting at a variety of St.John locations Island Breezes is Tops!!


L & D , CT , 05/2014

This is our 3rd time here at Island Breeze with our 2 children ages 10 and 6, We Love St.John and Island Breeze and the care that you take in keeping your home inviting and comfortable for guests.The updates to kitchen and bath are appreciated. It is so nice to have all the amenities of home while on vacation.

We love Salt Pond, Francis Bay,and Cinnamon Bay.

Our favorite lunch spot: Tourist trap for the lobster roll

Favorite dinner spot: Miss Lucy's for Paella

Thank you for the hospitality!


Stu,Stacey, Cassie,& Noah , St.Louis,MO , 03/2014

We have been coming to St.John since 1985 and this year we had the best time ever thanks to Island Breeze, comfortable, convienient and everything needed for a wonderful stay. Enjoyed breakfast out on the deck, relaxing in the hot tub after a day at the beach, cool and quiet nights for a great nights sleep.Recommendations:

Calabash market for groceries,Skinny Legs, Oasis (cheap down home cooking) Miss Lucy's for Brunch on sundays.

Music: Hot Club of Coral Bay, Lauren and Bo,Chris Carsel and Open Mike night at Pickles on Wednesday,Inner Vision @ Oasis on Saturday.

Island Breeze is an ideal location for beaches, view and town.Thank you again for letting us stay in your beautiful home. We hope to stay again soon.


Jill,George,Barb,Kevin,Philie,Jameson , NY & UK , 03/2014

Our week long stay at your beautiful St.John home has been so relaxing!  We,Our three teenage kids,my husband and I have all loved every minute here! the experience on St.John is both laid back and adventurous. Something for everyone and then some. Your home is a perfect retreat, beautiful style, views, kitchen well supplied with everything at your fingertips. Thank - you so much, we would love to come back again!


The Harveys , NY , 02/2014

Our family had another wonderful Christmas vacation (Our 12th) on St.John. We especially enjoyed staying at your lovely house and felt very much at home.


The Keatings and The Ciabattonis , 01/2014

Again, a wonderful week at Island Breeze.  We always enjoy the stars at night with the sounds of the frogs and the doves.  There is always some new, fascinating decoration to find.  The house is well equipped for casual dinners on the decks.  Try Pickles Deli for great sandwiches, salads & desserts. 

This island is truly paradise.


The Fredricksons , MA , 05/2013

Thank you so much for sharing your home with us!  Your home is so warm, friendly & homely.  Can't wait to come back again soon.  Thank you for such a great time.


Mike & Flora , MA , 04/2013

We were here for the second time and loved it once again. The new paint job and kitchen counters were great. We hope to return soon.


The Ropers and Berube , PA , 03/2013

Thank you for sharing your home with us, we had an amazing stay.  Thank you for having such a well stocked kitchen and house, it made things a lot easier.  Views from the porch were amazing, we took advantage of them every morning and in the evenings we ate dinner here.  We went to a new beach and new restaurant every day, loved them all!

The hot tub came in handy not only for relaxing in but for our 6 year old son who practiced snorkeling in it, so much so, he was able to come with us the next day and see a turtle.  That was the best part of the trip for him. 

Thank you again, we plan on coming back next Feb. 


The Miller Family , Ohio , 02/2013

We have been coming to St. John for 7 years and your house is now our favorite.  Thank you for making our stay so comfortable.  We had a wonderful time.


The Grants , GA , 11/2012

We arrived at Island Breeze late at night in the pitch dark.  When we woke up in the morning and saw the beautiful sunrise over the harbor, we thought we had died and gone to heaven!  What a wonderful view all times of the day - even the sunset looks great - looking east!

This is a fun house, too.  We love all the decorations and well equipped kitchen.  Shipwreck Landing and Skinny Legs were our favorite spots.  Maho was so close and easy to park.  We will be back!


Dan & Bonnie , TX , 08/2012

Your house was the nicest most comfortable house we could have possibly stayed in. the plant life surrounding your house is truly amazing and the view from almost anywhere in the house is like nothing I have ever seen. As far as favourite beaches goes, it would definitely be Gibney/Oppenheimer beach. This beach is probably as private as you can get short of owning your own. Ram Head is definitely worth hiking, the view and the breeze are definitely worth the trek. We will definitely be back and we’ll definitely be staying here!                                             


Audrey and Evan , 08/2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our time in your lovely home. The layout and location were ideal for our family and it was delightful working in such a well equipped kitchen. We ate every meal on the deck and loved the view! Hard to choose a favourite beach, we enjoyed, Haulover for snorkelling, Lameshur for the peacefulness, Maho for the turtles and Cinnamon for the people watching. Hopefully someday we will be back and we will definitely stay at Island Breeze!

              


Larry, Debbie, Nathan, Ian and Andrea, , Avigliana, Italy , 07/2012

Just wanted to tell you again how pleased we were with the house, and how much we appreciate your helpfulness and welcome.  Our four fellow travelers were impressed with the accommodations, and of course with the entire island, and they had a great time.  I know they will all be back one day.

 

The complete supply of necessities and conveniences, especially in the kitchen and bathrooms, reflects real thoughtfulness on the part of whoever is responsible.

 

It was great seeing you both.  Stay well and thanks again for everything.

 

Mary Lou and Walt


Mary Lou and Walt , 06/2011

Thank you for a marvelous stay here in St. John. Island Breeze is a perfect place to unwind, relax and spend quality time together. The view from the deck was breathtaking. We ended every day in the hot tub to unwind from all of our activities. Thank you!


CT , 05/2009

Thank you for sharing your home with us. We enjoyed the spectacular view from the deck and the hot tub. The house had everything we needed, including sand toys for our little boy. Thanks again,


NY and ME , 03/2009

Thanks for a fantastic time here on St. John.  Everything exceeded our expectations. The food, the people, the scenery…it was all more than a little magical. Hard to believe this is “reality” to some lucky folks.  We will definitely be back to enjoy it again!


The Deavers , 06/2008

We only hope that everyone that follows has as great a time as we did. The house was very comfortable and well equipped and we didn’t really want to leave it, as much as we wanted to see the island! We will have to come back to see more next time!


MD , 09/2007

This has been a fabulous vacation. Our favorite beach was Solomon-you can’t drive there so it’s much less crowded. A day sail on “Breath” is also a great way to spend the day! Snorkeling at Lameshur and Salt Pond was great, we saw lots of sea turtles, rays, fish and a small shark! We love the adventure you get vacationing here!


CA , 04/2007

Island Breeze is one of our favorite spots to stay. It is peaceful and pretty and close to all the restaurants and shops in Coral Bay. We really enjoyed bringing our kids here for the first time-they loved it. We can’t wait to return again!


Kimberly, Thomas, Jimmy and Sara , 02/2006

Had a great trip. This house provided us with everything we needed. Loved it all!


KY , 11/2005

This is a beautifully designed house. We usually vacation at the beach in NC and this house reminded me of the “beach houses” there that I love so much. The snorkeling was wonderful everywhere. I loved watching the pelicans diving for fish. They are the coolest birds I’ve ever seen. The nature here is refreshingly different from anywhere I’ve been, and beautiful in all its own way. Hope to come back again soon.


Kara & Tim , 03/2005

Having had two weeks in Cruz Bay, it was fun to move to Island Breeze and enjoy a different setting. We enjoyed the hot tub and view but found the noisy traffic annoying. The day trip to Jost Van Dyke was well worth it. Miss Lucy’s was our favorite place for dinner. Breakfast at Donkey Diner was the best. Thank you


PA , 02/2003

We had a most enjoyable time here at Island Breeze. I believe you have the largest population of bananaquits on the island! We enjoyed snorkeling at Francis Bay-saw turtles, octopus and angel fish. Lameshur is a great beach with few people. It’s worth the trip down the bumpy road. We also had a great time diving with Low Key Watersports. Our best day was spent sailing aboard “Breath” in Coral Bay with Peter Muilenburg. The highlights of the trip were snorkeling at the Indians and Norman Island Caves, and lunch aboard the William Thorton. Thanks for sharing your home, we enjoyed every moment!


The Swansons , 08/2002

We are happy to be back in your home for the 3rd time! We always have a great time here, and this one is no exception. As usual, we’ve done everything we can possibly fit into one day and hardly had time to catch our breath! This house made it more relaxing though! Thanks!


Nancy & Blevins , 05/2002

Our third visit here is even better than the last two! We had a great sail and snorkel trip. Loved ALL the beaches. The house is just perfect, and has all we could ever need. The weather was grand! Hate to go back home to all that stress but we leave with peaceful memories.


CT , 11/2001

We love it here! The island, the house, the beaches-everything!


MS , 04/2001

We thank the owners for sharing their home with us. We love the artwork and all the island décor throughout. It rained here briefly every night, but was back to partly cloudy and 80* every day. The North Shore beaches were rough for snorkeling for half our time here so we snorkeled at Salt Pond a lot. We will be back to St. John again!


The Ross's , 01/2001

We enjoyed a wonderful honeymoon on Island Breeze! Lovely place to call “home” for a week. The kitchen was great-we ate breakfast on the deck every morning and packed a picnic lunch every afternoon. The ice packs in the freezer were very useful! Our favorite snorkel spots: Salt Pond Bay, Haulover, and The Baths in Virgin Gorda, BVI.


Amy & Mark , 06/2000

This makes our third visit here, and the most perfect.  Island Breeze is charming and well decorated, and has every detail to make a guest feel at home. It is also spotless. Everything works and is beautifully maintained!  We will be back!


MA , 03/2000

We had a wonderful time here and hardly left the house except for a visit to the beach!


Richard & Judith , 05/1999

This was our first stay here at St. John and we love it. Staying here at Island Breeze was most enjoyable. This is a lovely, comfortable home. Our favorite beach is Francis Bay. We loved watching the pelicans catch fish and the swimming is superb. Hope to be back!


Nancy, Tom, Marsha and Jerry , 04/1999

I know the island had magic when the sunset was good-facing east! Sitting here on the deck at sunset, the sky and the water turned beautiful colors.  This side of the island is our favorite-peaceful and beautiful too. Although late day hikes are great, watch out for the bugs. Now, back to the snow


Scott & Theresa , 02/1999

We survived record low temperatures and a record high rainfall, but it still beats a Pennsylvania winter!


Alex & Adeline , 02/1999

When I woke up and looked at the sunrise, I thought I had died and gone to Heaven. When I watched the boats in the bay in the late afternoon and the bright stars and then the waning moon coming up-I knew I was in Heaven. Kathy agreed.


Syd & Kathy , 02/1999

We give thanks to the cheery spirit who designed and decorated this house-two weeks here have worked their magic on us! Hope to be back next year!


Patricia & John , 03/1998

What an incredibly relaxing week we’ve enjoyed. Very warm and breezy. Breakfast on the porch is a great way to start the day. We highly recommend the Park Ranger Bird Hike-7:30am Sundays at the Francis Bay Trail.  Hawksnest and Gibney Beaches were our favorites. So wonderful to return here after a beach day-a true island retreat with a view!


Tim & Katie , 03/1998

Our 8th year on St. John-the first at Island Breeze-what a lovely spot, and the house is just perfect. We have had a wonderful trip-snorkeling, swimming, relaxing, sailing-and we definitely will return! Thanks for helping make our time here so great.


MD , 01/1998

This is a gorgeous spot. Close to everything, yet private too. Loved the beaches and all our dinners out. Everything here was wonderful. Thank you!


Kim , 07/1996

I have been coming to St. John since 1980 and I have stayed many places but must say this is one of the nicest. Your screened porch and the master bedroom with an incredible view are incredible! The snorkeling was unbelievable, especially at Waterlemon, Trunk, Leinster and Lameshur Bays. We plan to come back and stay here again. This house works great for us!


MA , 03/1995

Favorite Places: Waterlemon Cay, Francis Bay, Turnk Bay, Miss  Lucy’s, Shipwreck Landing….we loved it all. This island is so small and yet seems so big! There is so much more to do here than in our home town, where everything is “convenient”! Thank you.


Kelly & Jack , 02/1995

Island Breeze is in an ideal location. We tried all the beaches-loved them all. The sailing around here is fantastic-weather is always fine. This house made a very comfortable home away from home. We really enjoyed our stay and will definitely return. Thanks!


Anna & Tom , 01/1995

Our trip here was a wonderful adventure.  We loved every minute! Will be back!


The Whites , 07/1994

Haulover Bay is the BEST snorkeling we have ever seen. A day trip to Virgin Gorda is well worth it. The Baths are amazing.  This house is delightful-also the best I have seen for kids. Thanks for everything.


Chris & Steve , 05/1994

Great visit! Loved Miss Lucy’s, Shipwreck and the Lime Inn. Maho and Francis Bays are wonderful. Trunk Bay Trail very good snorkeling but you need to LEAVE by 9 am! It gets ridiculously crowded.  Thanks so much for such a well thought out house.


Richard & Judith , 02/1994

What a wonderful time we’ve had! This island is definitely special. Not yet caught up in all the development and rush like some bigger islands we’ve visited. Beauty at every turn.


VA , 08/1993

We immediately felt at home in Island Breeze. We love its location since it’s accessible to just about everything and yet it’s also very peaceful. We covered as much of the island as we possibly could…sunning, swimming, snorkeling and sailing. Best snorkeling we found was at Leinster where we found all kinds of fish, a barracuda and a large sea turtle. We liked swimming at Cinnamon Bay the most because of the strong breeze and great views. Lameshur provided this as well, with fewer people.  As we leave Island Breeze we hope that someone will take care of Sally (the cat). She seems to come with the house. We just loved our week here and are beginning to plan our return trip. It’s truly Heaven on Earth. Thank you so much for such a great place to stay!


June & Betsy , 04/1993

St. John is a beautiful place. Thank goodness places like this exist, to let us escape from our everyday lives! We absolutely loved our time here and don’t want to leave.


NJ , 10/1992

We had a fabulous week-it went all too quickly. The house, the view and everything here is just right-comfortable, breezy and so relaxing. Can’t think of anything that needs to be added. We really appreciated the coolers, beach chairs and beach towels. Coming back to the open air shower after a day at the beach was heavenly! Can’t wait to come back!


The Ives , 04/1992

The house is very clean, comfortable and inviting. It took us a few days of exploring to realize that Coral Bay and its surroundings offer the best of everything-snorkeling, hiking, beaching and dining. Wish our stay could be longer. See you soon!


Bob & Emily , 01/1992

We left no part of the island untouched-from the East End, to Annaberg, to Cruz Bay.

The beaches are spectacular. Snorkeling was excellent at Jumbie, Salt Pond and Trunk. Hiking was fabulous at Ram Head Trail that heads out of Salt Pond Bay. The drinks and view from Miss Lucy’s are superb. The house was perfect!!! Thank you so much!


Julie and Halsey , 09/1991

What an incredible place you have! A real find! We’ve had so much fun and relaxed at the same time. Her are some great ideas/favs of ours: Dinner-Miss Lucy’s, Lime Inn, Seabreeze. Snorkeling- Leinster Bay Haulover bay. Beach-Hawksnest, Trunk, Cinnamon. We found everything we needed right here. The house is great. See ya real soon!


The Lea's , 08/1991

Just a great spot-convenient-quiet-super view-all the things you need. The VCR and kid movies was a super thought. The beach chairs were always used. You certainly thought of everything when you stocked this house. The location provided an ample breeze all day. We had perfect weather our whole time here. Thank you so much!!


NJ , 03/1991

We had a great honeymoon! The best snorkeling was off Lameshur. The food was great at Shipwreck. Dinner at Lime Inn in Cruz Bay was outstanding. We will return with friends next time so they can experience this wonderful place too.


Terry & John , 02/1991

We've had a wonderful week here at Island Breeze-a week that flew by all too quickly. The house was great and especially well equipped. We had very good dinners at Shipwreck Landing and The Lime Inn. St. John is still one of our favorite places!


PA , 02/1991

Remarkable island. God really knew what he was doing. Everyone and everything on this glorious island was wonderful. Hope to be back next year.


Jacq & Dave , 02/1991

The house is wonderful! The beach chairs really saved the day and the mosquito netting really saved the night! Everything was comfortable and convenient. Sleeping with the breeze from the front porch was heavenly.  Your selection of tapes was excellent and we felt like the music was picked out just for us! Thanks again!


Shelly & Charlotte , 12/1990

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