Villa, 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)
- english, french, italian
About Dorothy micheletti
We have been traveling to St. John for over thirty years, and our children have come with us since they were born. St. John is home for us: the moment we stepped on the island in the 1970s it just felt right, and we've been coming back every year since. We look forward to sharing our dream home with you!
Dorothy micheletti purchased this Villa in 2000
Why Dorothy micheletti chose Lower Carolina
We fell in love with the Bordeaux Mountain site for Drake's View because of the breathtaking views. We knew that we would build on the site as soon as we saw the vista from this incredible spot(it used to host a hang gliding launch pad!). The villa is located in a perfect central location on the island: close to both the ferry dock and restaurants in downtown Cruz Bay, and to the more relaxed vibes and great snorkeling in Coral Bay.
What makes this Villa unique
Drake's View has the view voted by Caribbean Travel Magazine as 'the best in the Caribbean,' and ample patios and terraces from which to enjoy the vista, stargaze, and enjoy the sunset. Drake's View has incredible terraced gardens on site, great birdwatching, and is walking distance from the famous Reef Bay Trail and other hiking on Bordeaux Mountain. It is a short drive to both the North Shore beaches (5 min. to closest beach) and the more secluded beaches on the East End. Also, unlike some beach-side rentals which are often buggy and hot, Drake's View is blessed with a constant breeze!
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:8 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
We truly enjoyed our stay at Drakes View. It was short and sweets. Thank you!
Thanks for choosing Drake's View and we look forward to having you return in the near future!
Stunning views and impeccably maintained!
As repeat guests of Drake's View for several years, we feel very much at home there and will be returning again next year!
The photos really don't do this home justice because it's close to impossible to capture the feelings obtained at this house in a photo, even in a video. I've been coming to St. John for 30 years. I've rented mostly in the Carolina area. I've always heard you don't need air conditioning in Bourdeaux. You really don't. The wind is magical, just like the view, just like the home.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with everyone. What a gift.
We are so glad you enjoyed Drake's View and it's spectacular view. St John seems to choose it's visitors and I hope you return to explore more of the island.
Great friends and their families
This was my 5th trip to Drake View!
In the past mu husband and I have had a blast renting this house with 3 other couples. This trip we had a blast with our son and dear family friends with their 3 sons!
Everyday new adventures and great finds!
The home and property are LOVELY! The owners do a fabulous job keeping up with the house and and lush gardens !
We enjoyed the brand new hot tub daily !
Many more new restaurants, Along with going back to our many favorites! Zoe Zoe's is a 10 along with Drakes View!
Hope you get the chance to enjoy Bordeaux Mt in St.John
Dear Jane and family –
Thank you so much for the great review. We always look forward to hearing about your adventures in St. John. We love that guests teach us new things things about the island and house each time they come. We look forward to you coming back soon .
Will EXCEED Your Expectations
Thank you for sharing your amazing home with us and our friends. It is beautiful and was the perfect villa for 4 couples. My husband and I traveled with 3 other couples for a week to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. Three couples stayed in the main house which offered them each a private room with a king bed and private bath. The main level allowed the group to hang out together, cook meals, party and chat. My husband and I stayed in the cute little house behind the main villa. It was so nice to have our own space for the week. The cool breeze at night allowed you to keep your windows open and sleep like a rock. Our friends that stayed in the Mango room said they have never slept better in the whole lives. All four bedrooms offer a view. The kitchen is spacious and completlely stocked with everything you need. We had a private chef cook for us the night of our vow renewal on Trunk Bay Beach and he only had to bring the food and ice. Plenty of serving dishes, plates, utensils, etc. I did bring table decorations and left them behind for the next group. The library has tons of reference books to help you navigate the islands and we enjoyed the photo album of the house being built. The driveway was large enough for 3 four door jeeps and the owners SUV. The location was perfect to travel back to Cruz Bay or down to Coral Bay and the other beaches. As for beach equipment there are coolers, chairs and noodles. Each room came with 2 beach towels and plenty of bath towels. I could go on and on forever. We had a wonderful week and would come back to Drake’s View. It was like heaven on earth.
Thank you for your kind review. St. John is an island that chooses people. We are glad that you enjoyed the island and found the house comfortable. It is a great place for families and groups of friends. We hope you come back and explore more trails and beaches. We have been coming to St. John for 39 years and always see or do something new.
Having learned a little bit about the island from my first trip to St John just 5 months before this trip, I knew that Drake's view was the best location for enjoying the island. The home is perfectly located for quick trips to the best beaches. If you are a fan of what St John is about, then you will love the restaurants in Coral Bay as well.
The views from the home are so special. It is such a pleasure to be in the large living area where you can lounge, have coffee, all while enjoying the view, and the beautiful art work that surrounds you. The construction and care of this beautiful home is very impressive. We are very grateful the owners have opened their home for others to enjoy. The layout of the home is perfect for a large family. My friend and I took our combined family of four adult children and one youth. There was plenty of room! They all loved the home and the island! The privacy of the separate living quarters can not be understated! The views from this area are just as great as from the main home. There is also a large, private outdoor seating area connected to this separate suite.
We enjoyed hiking, snorkeling, shopping, eating, and beach bumming! If you hike you must hike Ram's head. Snorkeling the beaches along this hike is amazing! If you enjoy snorkeling there isn't a beach that will disappoint. You will always see something! For beach bums, the fluffy white sand and crystal clear water at Cinnamon Bay and Trunk Bay will make you smile. We were all, even the vegetarians, very happy with the food at Cafe Concordia, Miss Lucy's, Skinny Legs, and Indigo! The carnivores in the group, also enjoyed buckets of chicken wings from Chester's Chicken. Chester's chicken is great to pick up after a long day of beach activity!
Drake's View is the perfect place for a group to enjoy the beauty and essence of St John!
Thank you for the great review. Like you, we feel that St John speaks for itself. We love the beaches, the people and the beautiful ocean and views. We are so happy that you enjoyed your time at our house and share our interest. We hope that you come back soon.
Clay works, Glass Blowing, Painting classes, Yoga and holistic lectures nearby. Live Music and dancing. National Park hikes, boat rides and lectures. Surrounded By National Park: Hiking from the front door. Bird Watching, Relaxing