Windspree Vacation Homes St John USVI

Testimonials for Tequila Sunrise - Carolina (RT 107)

We have had a wonderful and fun trip as we celebrated our 61st Wedding Anniversary.  Your house was so very pretty and nice.  So we are thinking about a return next year.


Mary & Robert Hurit , 08/2017

We were here with our parents & celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary at Shipped Wrecked & enjoyed that. We also enjoyed Indigo’s.  Your home was awesome for a lot of our meals we made.  We enjoyed eating there because of the views are so beautiful!  The stay here was perfect & loved everything about your home views, plants, the layout, pool, sounds at night.  Maho Beach we saw turtles (lots of them) & Trunk Bay stingrays and lots of fish!  Joe’s Rum Hut (Beach Bar) had the Best fries!  Had fun at the Thirsty Monkey listening to live music!


Debbie and Randy Hurit , 08/2017

We thoroughly LOVED our time here!

Fantastic views every moment of every day.

I will miss this place! 


The Lewis Family , Lexington, KY , 08/2017

Bob and Karen,

This is my first visit to St. John, and my Partner’s 5th vacation here to this beautiful island.  We had an amazing time and we will be back again for another two week getaway sometime in the future.  Thank you for the stay at your beautiful home!  The view, the wonderful pool and great stay overall.  My Fiancé and I thank you again for everything.  (we got engaged) on June 11th 2017 on Clark’s boat!  What a memorable experience!

Thank You!


Alex Rafe, Talana Pearson and my favorite in-laws to be.. Coleen , Leigh Valley, PA , 06/2017

Once again we had another wonderful stay at your home atop the hill!  This was our 2nd stay and was just as we remembered.  It was familiar and felt like home.  We did all the regular stops with a few new adventures along the way.  We Kayaked twice, one out to the point at Long Bay, the next to Hurricane Hole – Both from Hansen Bay.  Jen Russ was great to rent from!  We took a private charter with “Flyaway” to the Baths and hit some great snorkel spots on the way back.  Although St. John has been our vacation destination for almost 30yrs there’s always something new to discover.  And… this trip…. Our son got engaged while here!!  Captain Clark on “White Wing” made for a beautiful moment during a sunset sail for the “lovebirds.” 

Thank you for sharing your home for us to enjoy!


Al, Coleen & Alexander Roye and Talana Pearson , Palm Bay, FL , 06/2017

Some of our favorite moments:

Seeing the hummingbirds from the shower windows!

Quick thunderstorm and a gorgeous rainbow over Coral Bay-Spectacular first jump in the “refreshing” pool with our daughter.

The fans are heavenly, Thank –you!


Windspree Guests at Tequila Sunrise , 01/2017

It was a good trip. I love to snorkel. It was the best place ever! Me and my Dad snorkeled, we saw BIG fish, it was amazing!


Windspree Guest at Tequila Sunrise , 01/2017

Thank you Bob for sharing your beautiful home with us! This was our first trip to St. John and we Love it! Tequila Sunrise was a perfect jumping off point for us to explore the island with our two year old. Best was at Cinnamon Bay, excellent snorkeling at Maho Beach and shallow water for our little new swimmer. We celebrated our wedding anniversary and my husband’s birthday. What a special and memorable place.  Thank you!


Kell, Jimmy, Jamie Morrison , Boston, MA , 12/2016

Thank you Bob for sharing your beautiful home with us! This was our first trip to St. John and we Love it! Tequila Sunrise was a perfect jumping off point for us to explore the island with our two year old. Best was at Cinnamon Bay, excellent snorkeling at Maho Beach and shallow water for our little new swimmer. We celebrated our wedding anniversary and my husband’s birthday. What a special and memorable place.  Thank you!


Kell, Jimmy, Jamie Morrison , Boston, MA , 12/2016

It was a good trip. I love to snorkel. It was the best place ever! Me and my Dad snorkeled, we saw BIG fish, it was amazing!

 Some of our favorite moments:

 

Seeing the hummingbirds from the shower windows!

Quick thunderstorm and a gorgeous rainbow over Coral Bay-Spectacular first jump in the “refreshing” pool with our daughter.

The fans are heavenly, Thank –you! 


Anonymous , 11/2016

This must be our 10th time visiting the Islands, and possibly the best. Before we knew it we began calling Tequila Sunrise home and we know you will too. Between morning coffee on the deck watching the sunrise, to afternoon dips in the pool and candle light “Uno” and wine, we enjoyed every minute here. The Islands are such a magical place I only wish everyone could enjoy them like we have. (but I’ll be selfish and keep this house a relative secret. This home is beautiful with ocean breezes, it’s a night time jungle orchestra most people pay an app to play on their phones. Thank you


Allyn, Bill, Ranie and Nikki The Summa Family and Gonzalen , Washington, DC , 08/2016

This must be our 10th time visiting the Islands, and possibly the best. Before we knew it we began calling Tequila Sunrise home and we know you will too. Between morning coffee on the deck watching the sunrise, to afternoon dips in the pool and candle light “Uno” and wine, we enjoyed every minute here. The Islands are such a magical place I only wish everyone could enjoy them like we have. (but I’ll be selfish and keep this house a relative secret. This home is beautiful with ocean breezes, it’s a night time jungle orchestra most people pay an app to play on their phones. Thank you


Allyn, Bill, Ranie, Nikki - The Summa Family and Gonzalen , Washington, DC , 08/2016

My wife and I had a great week at Tequilla Sunrise January 30 to February 6, 2016.  A nice respite from New England winter weather, it was a delight to enjoy the very comfortable St John weather in shorts and swim suits.  We spent a lot of time out on the deck enthralled by the view and comfortable breezes.  And the sunrises were gorgeous!  The house was very comfortable and well-appointed, and the pool was refreshing after hikes in the national park or up the trail after snorkeling in Salt Pond Bay.

We've visited St John a number of times, staying at several different Coral Bay villas through Windspree.  It was wonderful to return after a 6-year interruption, and we plan to return more frequently, and will certainly seek out Tequilla Sunrise again.


Peter Grose , 02/2016

The booking process was easy and helpful.  We met Nancy when we got off the Ferry in Cruz Bay and she had a friendly smile on welcoming us to St. John’s.  They had gotten with our rental car company and had a member there as well to drive us to get our rental Jeeps.  Nancy stayed with us through that process and then led us to Tequila Sunrise.  She made sure that we had everything that we needed and walked us through the house and gave us her recommendations on places to watch the Super Bowl! The house was great, easy to get to and a GREAT view of Coral Bay #savecoralbay!!!  It was well maintained and had everything that we needed.   I would highly recommend booking through Windspree and will be happy to book through them again on our next trip to St. John’s USVI.  Thanks a bunch!


MO , 01/2016

Thanks for a lovely vacation! The two of us really enjoyed Tequila Sunrise. The house had two comfortable bedrooms with views over Coral Bay, and the upstairs living/dining area had a wonderful deck with even better views and a hummingbird feeder and grill. The house was clean and in good order, as usual with the five Windspree homes I've experienced over the years. The house is located almost directly (high) above the grocery store on the west side of Coral Bay, and was more convenient and easier to get to than some of the homes off the main road. I highly recommend this house for families or groups of 4; it was the ideal way to experience St. John!


12/2015

Wonderful place! We are a group of nurses from Buffalo, NY. The weather at home was terrible while we were enjoying 80 degree weather. We loved this house, the views and the lovely breezes!


Colleen , 11/2015

We have a lot of complaints- the pool was too refreshing, the breezes too frequent, the ice cream was too delicious, we kept bumping into on another because the house was too big, the gazillion outdoor showers in the house were not enough, the rum and wine were too plentiful. Leave the driveway as it is- it clearly added some excitement to a really hum drum vacation J

We hope to be back soon!


The Murrays and Dulaneys , Mendham, NJ & Middletown, NY , 07/2015

This was our first visit to St. John so it was very helpful to know that there was someone to meet us at the dock and get us started in the right direction. Judy not only had the rental car waiting but led us to Tequila Sunrise and gave us quite a few tips on everything we needed to know from groceries to beaches! 

We loved that the house was in a nice quiet area away from the noise of Cruz Bay, yet still close enough that we could go into town if we wanted to. The house had a wonderful view overlooking Coral Bay and there was always a good breeze to keep the house comfortable. Even though we had A/C in the bedrooms, we hardly used it because the breeze kept the bedroom so comfortable at night. My daughters (11 and 9 years) loved having the pool right outside their bedroom to play in and cool off in. My husband and I enjoyed relaxing on the decks with a good book. From dinners on the deck outside to games of cards inside after dark it was the perfect place for us to relax after a long day at the beach or any of our other adventures! We hiked the Reef Trail, went horseback riding with Dana from Carolina Corals, spent a day out boating around the north shore beaches on our own dinghy, and even went to St. Thomas to zipline! On the days we didn't have anything else planned, we checked out all of the different beaches of St. John. With snorkeling, swimming in the crystal clear water, sandcastles, and relaxing in our beach chairs there was never a dull moment.

There was something for everyone on this trip and we had a wonderful, relaxing break from reality. Thank you Bob and Karen, as well as all the staff at Windspree for sharing this wonderful getaway with us!!!


Windspree Guests Anneliese, Tim, Allie, & Cassie , 07/2015

Ten cheeseheads from Wisconsin came to stay here, we snorkelled a lot and drank our share of beer. We saw pigs, goats, asses and so…m the troops were not ready to go back to the snow. With a heavy hearts we end our vacation to go back to our cold homes in Wisconsin.


Rhonda and Jerry, Theresa and Kevin Wopat, Jane & Russ Perkoli , WI , 03/2015

Happy New Year- Shaw Family Fun! New years was great!! 5 of us stayed and had a wonderful time. Francis Bay was the group favourite for beaches with many hikes nearby.

Best snorkel at Trunk  bay. Lunch at tourist trap was excellent. Salt pond beach was great. Hiked up Rams Head 360 degree amazing view.

Love this place!


Melissa , 01/2015

Fabulous!! We have been coming to St.John for 25 years and love it! This trip and Tequila Sunrise did not disappoint. From the moment our friend from Windspree guided us up the "expected" driveway,we knew it was going to be great.We love Coral Bay and east end and prefer to claim it as our "Home away form Home" The house is great and has everything you could need including the pool- we know from numerous trips to St.John to bring the appropriate provisions which well stocked the freezer and seasoned the grill nicely. Dinner on the deck in the comfort of the breezes ,ade fpr beautiful evenings. The open air shower is also wonderful.

Exploration for our family is a must while on St.John and although our favorites are frequented some new highlights were found (Brown Bay,Rams Head,Guard house ruins at Leinster Bay) Vie's Johnny Cakes are a must upon arrival,if she is open and Oasis down the hill is fabulous.

Everything this little jewel in the middle of these beautiful crystal clear blue waters has to offer is breathtaking and cherished. We have had many years of family memories made here and will continue to do so. Thank you, Bob and Karen for graciously allowing us to enjoy your home!

P.S."St.John off the beaten track" and "St.John-feet,fins and four wheel drive" were fabulous finds in the house. Wealth of knowledge and I couldn't put them down. Highly recommended for the newcomer to St.John.


Al,Coleen,Alexander and Connie , Palm Bay and St.Lucie,FLA , 06/2014

A "Girls trip" and "Happy Mothers Day gift"

Awww! My 2 daugheters Bianca and Cassie treated me to a week of Paradise! What a lovely house to spend a week of togetherness with a beautiful view everyday.

Feeling sad that we are leaving this beautiful island but sweet memories of beautiful beaches and laughter, rocky roads,and sunshining days on the beach will be forever cherished in my heart! I fell in love with St.John and I hope to come back. Favorite beach for me was Francis.

Tips:

Everything at Pickles Deli was so delicious. Check their facebook daily for happenings. Get it to go for the cooler at the beach. Trunk Bay before 9am. Sunset at Maho..get in the water,or you will be eaten alive!

Tall ship Trading Company @ Shipwreck Landing-Best locally produced souvenirs and Josephines Organic greens!!!!!!Awesome.

Thank you Tequila Sunrise for the most stunning view.

We will be back! 


Yan,Cassandra and Bianca , 05/2014

Liz and I had a great time at Tequila Sunrise at Coral Bay.  Communication was great:  getting a text as we arrived in St. Thomas was reassuring, and Richard, our greeter, did a nice job of guiding us through Cruz Bay by phone and leading us to the villa.  Views from the villa are awesome, and  although a bit of a challenging drive up, we loved the location and the privacy.  The home was nicely appointed and felt comfortable.  Being from Texas, the A/C was important for us to have, but we never turned it on. 


Mike and Liz , TX , 04/2014

What a gorgeous spot this is. We knew we loved St.John,Now we also love Tequila Sunrise-Never tire of this incredible view. Snorkeling was good everywhere-especially maho,Francis and Jumbie. Perfect weather,perfect seas everywhere. We're already looking forward to coming back.

P.S. The beach and reef books were much appreciated!


Susannah,Andrew,Luca and Alec , Silver spring,MD , 04/2014

What an amazing home you have!! Salt Pond and Vies Beach were my favorites. Turtles and Octopus!

Dancing with the locals at Cases was fun.

Proteins at Calabash, expensive but worth it.

Oasis restaurant is the best 4-7pm and $9.00 Amazing eats!!lamshure beach amazing-hold on tight-it's a bumpy ride.

The floating bar was awesome,a must see.

Follow the directions on the sunscreen,had full moon too!

Hawksnest,Trunk,Cinnamon,Maho all amazing but touristy-get there early for a hot spot. 

First time on St.John,Kind of feel like I was cheating on Croix...but I'm over it.Not the last time here for sure.

Thank you Bob and Karen for sharing your beauty.


Beth,Mike & Thomas , Boston,MA , 03/2014

We had a wonderful week.It's our first time in St.John and we fell in love with the island. The mix of tropical forest and mountain and white sand beach makes this place unique and amazing. Our favorite snorkeling beaches are Waterlemon Bay,Trunk Bay and Fancis Bay (don't forget the bug repellant) We saw Turtles,sting rays,barracudas,trunkfish,parrotfish and thousand of multicolored tropical fish. We enjoyed the house as well. Breakfast on the deck was a perfect way to start the day.The house is very comfortable and very easy with young kids. Grocery: The marketplace in Cruz Bay.


Thomas, Marie,Louis,Jeane and Baby Paul , Paris France , 02/2014

We had a lovely 2 week stay-enjoyed the house and Coral Bay side of the island.(stayed in Cruz Bay last time) Went out sailing on "Kiote" with Jimmy.Good sailing and snorkeling. Also took a sail with "Pepper" and kayaked and snorkeled with Hidden Cove Eco Tours. Especially liked the snorkeling at Francis,Waterlemon Caye and Pelican Rock. Great view of the Bay and surrounding Islands from the deck.Dinner out at Sweet Plantains and Shipwreck landing(Very good) Full Moon Pig Roast at Miss Lucy's-Watch for goats on road! Thanks for use of "Off the beaten track" book,very helpful.


Tom and Chris , MD , 02/2014

We enjoyed Tequila Sunrise except for the road in front of the Villa and at the bottom of the hill. It would be a whole lot better if they could get this graded once in a while. The only other issue we had was that the power kept going out in different parts of the house, which seemed intentional and was controlled by a panel by the door. What really bothered me was that it beeped loudly each time the power outage "moved", which would wake me up at night. Still I never bothered to call and ask about it, so I guess it didn't bother me that much.
All in all, we had a great time and liked being close to town, but still far enough away to feel away from it all. Jill didn't like having to go outside in order to go upstairs, but it didn't bother me at all.
Jay


Jay , 01/2014

We loved having this treehouse as our home for a week and felt like the Swiss Family Robinson! This was our 3rd trip to St.John and although we loved all the island has to offer,some of our favorite times were at this house. The Jimmy Buffet CD's set the mood and we enjoyed gazing at the view over Coral Bay,the cooling breezes (which we missed when they were gone),eating delicious meals from the kitchen,family games of Uno and falling asleep to natures sounds at night.

Buy fresh produce from Josephine's in Coral Bay Organic Gardens and support local organic agriculture.Keep going past Love City Mini Mart, when you pass the "Tourist you are lost" sign you are almost there. Don't miss: Angle Beans,Papaya and Banana's all grown on St.John. (Thank you T.S for having a salad spinner!)


Andrew,Susan,Adah,Dahlia , PA , 12/2013

Perfect House for the 5 of us. Great for the kids (10,8,& 4). Loved the area, Coral Bay is a real gem. Favorites: Waterlemon Caye, Maho (Tarpon) Wonderful snorkeling everywhere.

Isabelle's Favorite (10) Seeing sea turtles

Hannah's Favorite(8): Snorkeling and paddle board

Fletcher's favorite(4): Seeing shark

Can't wait to come back.Will miss this slice of Heaven!


The Swayd's , CT , 10/2013

We got married on St. Thomas 15 yrs ago and promised to come back.  We fell in love with St. John on a one day excursion in 1998, so we planned our 15th anniversary here, with two young kids.  Tequila Sunrise was perfect for us.  The kids thought the house was a tree house and the pool was an added bonus.  We loved the frogs, lizards and birds.  With a 5 and an 8 year old, our favorite excursions were to Salt Pond Bay, Drunk Bay & Ram's Head Trail, Cinnamon Bay Watersports - rent a kayak by the hour and snorkel Cinnamon Cay, and Big and Little Maho Bays.  Maho was best for families with young kids - calm, shallow, sandy beach, close parking and good snorkeling.  We also enjoyed Lameshur Bay if you are up for the drive.  The Annaberg and Cinnamon sugar plantation ruins were a hit with the kids.  We also enjoyed driving out to the East End and seeing the donkeys & goats along the way.  We loved St. John and hoped to come back soon!


Angela, Mike, Izaak & Naiya , NC , 07/2013

Thank you for a great stay in Tequila Sunrise.  The views from the upper deck are amazing.  We love this side of the island.  Visited all our favorite beaches (esp. Hawksnest & Maho), saw several stingrays, starfish and a small shark this trip.   Columbo's has the best smoothies - always nice to stop on the way back from the beach.  Miss Lucy's Sunday Jazz Bruch is a must - get there early though.  Saw a huge crab in the driveway one night.  The pool was nice to use after a long hot day on the beach.  Hiked Reef Bay trail - long and hot trip but the petroglyphs were worth seeing and the waterfall was awesome after a few days of steady rains.  Thanks again for our stay. 


The Waggoner's , IN , 06/2013

Thank you so much for a great 10 days celebrating our 40th anniversary.  The view and the deck were wonderful, especially with a glass of wine.  Enjoyed the humming birds and banaquits, too.  Lots of snorkeling - favorite beach- Maho bay with the sea turtles.  Also went out for a 1/2 day snorkel sail with Kekoa out of Cruz Bay.  Great time.  This was our third trip to St. John and we still have not found any where else that comes close to this beautiful friendly island.  We'll surely be back.  Thank you so much for the use of your cozy villa. 


Anne & Mike , NJ , 05/2013

Thanks so much for having us in your wonderful home!  We are a family with two young children (6 and 3 1/2) who had more fun on this quiet, beautiful island than we ever could have had at Disney World!  Every day brought new adventures that included amazing beaches, snorkeling, hiking, kayaking and great restaurants.  Our only complaint is that we have to leave.  Some favorites: Salt Pond, great for kids.  Snorkeling at Waterlemon and the right side of Maho (this beach is also great for kids.)  On the one semi-rainy day, we headed to Coral World on St. Thomas and had some memorable up-close encounters with the wild life.  All in all, could not have been better!  Can't to wait return.  Cheers!


Chris, Rosa, Donovan, Sienna , NJ , 04/2013

Thanks for an amazing week on St. John.  This was our 4 year old daughters first trip to the island and we hit our favorites like Vie's, Maho and Francis beaches as well as Shipwreck Landing and Skinny Legs.  The views from the house and deck couldn't be beat and the pool was a hit.  We cannnot wait to come back.


The Kuehl's , VT , 04/2013

Hiked - snorkelled - hiked - snorkelled - Bushwacker!  Bought and grilled local fish.  Wonderful views from here.  Took a while to realize the boats were't going anywhrere!  So glad to be away from the crowds, wonderful base camp for all of our excursions.


The VanWinkle's & Farnum's , 03/2013

This trip was amazing!  We came to St. John to elope and spend our honeymoon, we could not have asked for a better place to stay!  The views from the deck are breath taking and we enjoyed cooking out and watching the sunset from there.  Thank you so much for opening your home to us, we could not think of a better way to start our journey together.


The Olsens , Orlando, FL , 01/2013

This was our first trip to St. John and Tequila Sunrise and we absolutely loved it.  The house is beautiful and very comfortable.  We enjoyed sitting on the deck and taking in the great views.  The beaches were great and we saw a lot of pretty fish, coral, turtles & stingrays.  We had a wonderful time. 


Seth & Amy , MN , 01/2013

Thank you so much for having us in your wonderful house.  Everything has been perfect (except for the mosquitos! – from Mgt:  seasonal, after rains, they are everywhere, not just at TS).  Nice homemade dinners on the veranda, good night’s sleep, well equipped Kitchen, tasteful furniture!  We love your house!  We spent most sunny days at the beaches, sunbathing and snorkelling.  Best beaches in our opinion were Salt Pond and Leinster Bay. Had some good snorkelling in Leinster too, got to see sharks, sea turtles, rays and sea stars. The island is full of nice helpful people, the service and food at Shipwreck Landing is just great! We will miss this place, hope to be back soon!


Ove, Lena, Linda and Johan , Stockholm, Sweden , 11/2012

It was our first time in St John and we enjoyed staying at Tequila Sunrise, beginning with our greeting from Holly (Windspree), then came the view, landscaping, decks, private pool, and access to laundry.  Overall it was a lovely vacation.  Thanks again for sharing a bit of paradise.


The Crowley's , Fairfax Station VA , 08/2012

Thank you for a wonderful stay at Tequila Sunrise the house and view were great.  I loved the outside shower and will feel very enclosed when returning to my home shower.  We went to many beaches, all the beaches were great.  Loved all the nature, there were; crabs, lizards, fish, turtles and donkeys.  There was also a Coral Bay concert Tuesday night that we enjoyed hearing while hanging out in the villa that night. Ate out at Aqua Bistro, Skinny’s, island Blues, and Donkey Diner (for pizza), all good.  Only went to Cruz Bay twice, glad we chose to stay on the Coral Bay side.


The Hogue Family , Atlanta GA , 05/2012

Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us.  It was truly what we expected and more.  The weather was perfect for our 10 night visit.  We enjoyed dining with the most awesome views and the cool refreshing pool was such a treat after a day of snorkelling the many lovely beaches.  In all, wonderful memories were shared at your delightful villa and will be cherished for a lifetime!


Linda and Dennis , Swanville ME , 04/2012

What a wonderful house and fantastic vacation!  So glad we had a Jeep!  Came mostly to snorkel and we were not disappointed, favourite spots, Brown Bay and Lameshur Bay.  Favourite restaurants; Shipwreck Landing and Aqua Bistro, we also cooked a lot of good food here.  You cannot beat the view any time of day.  Cruz Bay is okay for shopping but does not compare to this side of the island. Thanks!


Bill and Pat , State College, PA , 03/2012

Back after 12 years, this time without the kids, great spot, comfy house, thanks!  (So glad the road is paved now) this year found Francis to be our favourite


Susan and John, Paul and Lee , Hollis, NH , 03/2012

We loved our stay at Tequila Sunrise!  The house is very well equipped: from sugar and DVD player to beach chairs, Wi-Fi, binoculars etc.  We the view from the upper terrace is really amazing and makes you wish to remember it forever.  Overall the vacation was wonderful, and it was to a large extent due to the accommodations.


Shlimov Family , New York , 12/2011

Great family vacation!  Enjoyed the beautiful beaches, snorkelling and Tequila Sunrise villa.  The beaches that we loved: Francis Bay and Little Lameshur Bay. What we loved the most was coming back to Tequila Sunrise to see the sunset with a bottle of wine.  Cooked in every night; with the view that we had at Tequila Sunrise we didn’t want to leave.  We are sad that we have to leave tomorrow = (.  Hope to come back soon.


The Boschetti and Gonzalez Families , Puerto Rico , 07/2011

It only took us a year and a half, but we’re finally here, celebrating our honeymoon, and what a fantastic one, at that!  The key to the success of this trip has been this beautiful villa and the delightful team behind it!  We have enjoyed every moment and every detail of our stay here at Tequila Sunrise!  We will be back!


Sadie and John , Lincoln, NE , 07/2011

The beauty of your home and of this island are hard to take in at first, but each day it sinks in more and a new beautiful discovery is made.  Thank you for the chance to experience this island and for making the setting so perfect.


Sue and Tom , 06/2011

Thank you for helping us celebrate our 25th anniversary by sharing your house with us.  We had a great week relaxing and exploring St John.  The house had everything we could have needed.  Loved the views!  We had a little excitement one morning with a scorpion in the kitchen =) we saw squid at Jumbie Bay, a stingray at Little Lameshur Bay and a turtle at Waterlemon Cay, plus all the colorful fish wherever we went.  The only thing we would change is the sunshine for all the rain we had.


Linford and Janelle , Mohnton, PA , 05/2011

Left the cold grey dreariness of the Midwestern spring and came to paradise!  Love Tequila Sunrise!  The driveway was a bit of a challenge, but well worth it!  House is beautiful, comfortable and awesome!  The sunrises are amazing, even the choir of roosters on the hill were a treat.  The view is spectacular, and the weather was perfect.  Every day sunny and in the 80’s. A great vacation was had by all.  One 3 hour blackout at early evening taught the kids patience and life pre-internet.  All in all worth every penny to get here, relax and chase the winter blues away!  Thanks!


The Roeckleins , Milwaukee, WI , 04/2011

Thanks Bob and Karen!  Very well-appointed pad.  We all enjoyed it very much!  Our overall favorite beach was Francis Bay -- not too many people! 


Pete and Sarah , Philadelphia, PA , 04/2011

Tequila Sunrise - a great place for a lot of reasons.  Coral Bay is a fun place on St. John, more laid back than Cruz Bay.  Snorkeling, good anywhere. Chartered the yellow and blue houseboat Angels' Rest.  Stable, attractive, run by owners, easiest snorkelling entry and exit ever, great for beginners and pros alike, especially good for those apprehensive about tippy sailboats.  Snorkeling the mangroves was quite interesting. A good trip!  St. John - greatest island anywhere!


Ed, Jean Ann, Carol, Kevin , Southwest Michigan , 03/2011

Thank you! All I can say is it was awesome.


Jon, David, Maria , 01/2011

Every trip to St John is perfect in its own right; however, this trip to Tequila Sunrise in Coral bay set the bar a little higher.  The privacy of the house sets it apart from other houses I have stayed in.  Being well equipped with all the creature comforts made the stay too easy! With beautiful views and a constant breeze, Tequila Sunrise is perfect for living and loving the St. John way!  Thank you!  The full moon was the most wonderful experience and I only hope to repeat it.


Philadelphia, PA , 01/2011

The 5 of us had a great time. We loved the house, loved the location.  The house is very well equipped; it was a surprise for us that everything worked - even the grill! We even loved the mosquitos -- bring bug spray =). The highlights: road- nice, beaches- beautiful, location- market and beach are very close, house- great.  Thank you for such a magical vacation.


The Paddock and Shestakov Families , 01/2011

Merry Christmas!  What a treat to spend our holiday on the island with our kids!  As always we love staying here at Tequila Sunrise.  The weather was cooler than usual for us and we had big wind and swells out of the NE.  We enjoyed a day of sailing and snorkelling with Rick and Robin Gallup on Long Distance, swimming and playing in the surf at Cinnamon Bay and our best snorkel and beach day at Hansen Bay.  Our last day here we were joined by Pete’s brother and family who are spending the holidays on St Thomas; (I think we converted them!).  Now we have to head back to snowy MI = (.


Cheryl and Pete , Michigan , 12/2010

Wonderful visit-great place! Had our share of rain but had some nice sunshine too. The North Shore Beaches are all beautiful. Snorkeling is great everywhere-Leinster Bay is super.  Charter a boat for more great snorkeling. Love the view off the deck. Beautiful home. Hopefully we'll be back. Thanks!


Bill, Natalie, Mike & Joey , CT , 07/2010

Beautiful home, well laid out, VERY well equipped! Spent the first week in torrential rain-sat on the porch with Jimmy Buffet playing, drinking wine and rum, watching the storms move in across the bay. Just when we thought we had experienced enough of St. John's rain, the sun broke through. The rest of our stay was filled with hiking and snorkeling. Favourites: Ram's Head hike. Waterlemon Cay-BEST snorkeling! Rum punch at Trunk Bay. Pumpkin soup at Sweet Plantains. Drive to East End on a sunny day. Bring bug spray everywhere, especially in PM at beaches In general: go slow, drink right, drive left. Thanks for EVERYTHING!!!


Houston/Schmidt , FL , 06/2010

Apparently we are the first people to rent Tequila Sunrise since Bob and Karen stopped living in it full time and began offering it up as a rental. We fell very lucky indeed! We spent 2 glorious weeks in this comfortable villa and never felt that we were in a rental-it always felt just like home! Mornings and evenings  were spent on that amazing deck watching the light change over the harbour and islands. After snorkeling and hiking everything we could on the island, there was nothing like sitting around the pool with a beverage of choice while we discussed dinner options. Because of the convenience of Lily's Market at the bottom of the hill, most nights we grilled on the upper deck and watched the moonrise. We did eat at Aqua Bistro several times and once at Sweet Plantains (both were great), but our villa was just so well equipped and comfortable we found ourselves wanting to stay in most evenings. The location was also ideal-far enough up the mountain that we felt remote and private, but not so far up than we felt like we were taking our lives in our hands when trying to drive! It goes without saying that the beaches, snorkeling and hiking in St. John are superb, but now knowing we have a place to stay that is equally superb makes future vacation planning very simple! Thank you for extraordinary hospitality.


Schmidt , 06/2010

In 2004 we were fortunate to be able to move to St. John on a full time basis. We took Tequila Sunrise out of the rental market and it became our full time home. Career changes took us back to the mainland again last year, so we made the decision to once again make Tequila Sunrise available for rental. We loved living in this house, and made many improvements while we were here. Every piece of furniture in the house was replaced. Appliances got updates. All of the mahogany built in work that you can see in the photographs was added. The road was paved! And the landscaping got an overhaul. The long dormant solar system was overhauled and can be utilized in a power outage. It was very difficult to leave our island home behind, but we are thrilled to make it available to share with you. If you enjoy staying at Tequila Sunrise even half as much as we enjoyed living here, you will have a heavenly vacation. We hope you feel welcome and at home. Sincerely,

 


Bob & Karen , 06/2010

Rumour has it that we're the last renters before Bob and Karen move into this lovely house. Sad day for the renters but how nice to live here full time! Great house, loved the pool after our fabulous snorkels, and then there's the view! Loved it all


Smith , MD , 04/2004

This is our second stay here at Tequila Sunrise. It's a beautiful home. Thank you for lending us our foster dog Annie, she's a love. See you next year!


Glogg , NY , 02/2004

Stunning views! Thank you for the use of your lovely home! We have enjoyed ourselves immensely.


Nest , TN , 01/2004

Just Married! What a delightful spot to start our lives together!  St. John, the wonderland! So sad to leave tomorrow but we'll be back soon. There is no home like Tequila Sunrise...


MD , 07/2003

Beauty and warm loving friends made our stay a week in Paradise!


Dina & Michell , 06/2003

What a perfect place for our honeymoon! This was exactly what we wanted: seclusioin, beauty adn a romantic, homey environment to relax in! We loved b-b-qing and sharing bottles of wine by candlelight on the deck. And you can't beat the jungle sounds outside -it's a far cry from the city sounds we're used to! We will definitely be back. Whoever decorated the house had fantastic taste. This was the perfect way to start our life together. Thank you!


Hansen , MA , 05/2003

What a great trip! Our favourite spots: Waterlemon Cay, Haulover Bay, Skinny's  and the deck right here!


Serrano , MD , 03/2003

We loved your home and this island! Thank you!


Brown , VA , 03/2003

A great vacation! A little piece of Paradise in Coral Bay! Island Blues for dinner. Skinny's for beer. Shipwreck for blender drinks. Lucy's for atmosphere. Jolly Dog and Coconut Trading for great T-shirts and souveniers. No need to leave Coral Bay! I'm staying forever!


Zimmerman , NY , 02/2003

WOW! Thanks for sharing your wonderful home with us!


MN , 02/2003

You have a gorgeous house. How are you able to leave it? A wonderful 2 weeks here. Our 3rd trip to St. John. First time here and we love this house!


MN , 01/2003

5th time to St. John-1st time to Tequila Sunrise. This was the best trip yet!


Chandler , AL , 01/2003

What a beautiul place! It provided us the sanctuary to fully enjoy all St John has to offer!


Pieragostini , VA , 12/2002

This was a truly wonderful experience. It's a very beautiful house with a great view. Thanks!


Shuber , FL , 11/2002

THank you so much Uncle Bob and Karen for the honeymooon of a lifetime! In our opinion, you've got one of the most isolated houses with undoubteldy the most beautiful view!  What a combo! It must be frustrating to describe this place back home to family and friends because words alone just can't do Tequila Sunrise justice! Thanks again.


Raymond , 06/2002

Great place-wonderful island-it's at least our 12th trip down here. We shall return again-LIVE FREE OR DIE!!!


Lemieux , NH , 04/2002

Comfortable house, well equipped ; we didn't  want to leave...


Epply , NH , 02/2002

We had a wonderful week and of course we love the house!


Ruff , OH , 02/2002

We loved every minute! Truly an Island in Paradise experience. I know we'll be back


Daub , CO , 11/2001

Glorious sunrises, fabulous views, wonderful accmodations, great beaches, paraidise on earth. The drive up is now a piece of cake, though intimidating at first!


Wolf , MI , 11/2001

We found Tequila Sunrise in January of this year. Loved it so much we made an offer! Stayed here in July, loved it more. Stayed focused. Actually became owners  9-01. Thanks to the Ruffs for their patience, to kay & Karen at Windspree for helping transition and to Lori and Gretchen at Cruz Bay Realty for making it happen. We love our new home!! And we hope you do too!


Raymond/Brady , 10/2001

Beautiful house, pool is wonderful. Road up is too much of an adventure! Really enjoyed our stay here. Thank you!


McNeilly , VA/FL , 08/2001

Our vacation here was totally awesome. We had a great time. Future vistiors, visit the Willy T= a great place to be-total paradise!


Dunn , NY , 06/2001

What a view! What a road! Never a dull moment; great snorkeling, great bars, great people. We have friends who own the Silver Cloud-got to go island hopping to the BVI!


Wendy, Jessica & Diane , 05/2001

Absolute Paradise! Francis Bay beach is beautiful and private-day sail on Breath in Coral Bay.


Constantine , MA , 04/2001

Go to Philomen's hair braiding in Mongoose Junction! And get margaritas from Margherita Phil's!


Baskin , NJ , 04/2001

Kind people, lots of nature, and not a chain store/restaurant in sight! You are the lucky ones!


Parrott , WI , 04/2001

We really enjoyed ourselves here! Thank you for sharing your house!


Glogg , NY , 03/2001

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