The Retreat - Stunning Secluded Oceanfront Villa


Entire residential home hosted by Ruth

10 guests, 2 bedrooms, 5 beds, 2.5 baths
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The Retreat on St. John, the most beautiful of the U.S. Virgin Islands, is a uniquely spectacular oceanfront rental villa. Built with an eye for tasteful simplicity, the house perfectly complements the natural beauty of its hillside setting above one of the most pristine beaches in the world.


The space
Stunning views of the bay and across Sir Francis Drake Passage to the magnificent island of Tortola encompass you as you approach The Retreat by road. Each room of the house is oriented to maximize these sweeping vistas, second to none of St. John.

Across Dreekets Bay from the house lies the untouched landscape of Virgin Islands National Park. The front of each pavilion is a glazed rollup door, allowing the entire wall to open up to tropical breezes and the view. Just 110' below the house down a set of stairs and a private switchback trail, the secluded beach provides a perfect spot for sunbathing, snorkeling, or pure relaxation.

Located on the pristine east end of St. John, Dreekets Bay is known among locals for snorkeling..

Reached by a scenic drive through the National Park along paved roads from Cruz Bay, Every room in The Retreat features breathtaking views: stand in the kitchen and watch fish swim through crystal-clear aquamarine waters or relax in bed while looking out across the bay to the island of Tortola. Inside, each room is tastefully furnished with slate floors, vaulted ceilings, and modern amenities.

The Retreat consists of three pavilions centered around a private garden courtyard, on a hillside above beautiful Dreekets Bay on the secluded east end of St. John, USVI. A 40' lap pool runs the length of the courtyard. Comfortable lounge chairs on the deck around the pool create an ideal spot for private sunbathing. A large Jacuzzi surrounded by tropical landscaping provides the perfect spot to unwind.

The central pavilion contains the living room, dining area and kitchen, while the two side pavilions each contain a separate bedroom suite. Both bedroom suites have closets, separate bathrooms, balconies, and completely private slate-lined outdoor showers with a view of the sea. The bedrooms are furnished with king-sized beds, ceiling fans, and air-conditioning. Sleeping lofts tucked into the roof rafters of the bedroom pavilions can accommodate kids or extra guests. Each of the two lower bedroom pavilions, while on the same level as the courtyard and living room, is completely private from the rest of the Retreat.

Because of its location, the beach at Dreekets Bay remains unspoiled by crowds and pollution, providing an unsurpassed setting for sunbathing, snorkeling and diving. Just offshore, waters teem with waving anemones, soft-corals, and multi-hued hard corals that shelter brilliant fish of all shapes and sizes. Dolphins, sea turtles,lobster, black corals, and even rare Elkhorn corals are often spotted here.

Conveniently close to the town of Coral Bay yet stunningly secluded and untouched, the location of The Retreat is perfect for romantic couples, adventure-seeking families, busy executives looking for solitude, and anyone searching for serenity in a setting of glorious natural beauty.

Come stay with us, and discover the pleasure of a perfect place to simply be.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 sofa bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed, 1 sofa bed
Living room
1 sofa bed

What this place offers

Bay view
Beach access – Beachfront
Free parking on premises
Private pool
Private hot tub
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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4.85 out of 5 stars from 54 reviews


Where you’ll be

St. John, VI

Hosted by Ruth

  1. Joined in July 2013
  • 54 Reviews
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  • Superhost

During your stay

Our on island managers will arrange to meet you upon your arrival in St. John, take you to your rental car, help you shop for groceries if you wish, and guide you to The Retreat. They also provide concierge services such as helping to arrange for catering, provisioning, massages and any other services you may desire to make your stay with us more enjoyable.
Our on island managers will arrange to meet you upon your arrival in St. John, take you to your rental car, help you shop for groceries if you wish, and guide you to The Retreat. T…

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
No smoking
No pets

Health & safety

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No carbon monoxide alarm
Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
Nearby lake, river, other body of water

Cancellation policy