St John island is one of the HOTTEST DESTINATIONS in the Caribbean. This tiny island is almost 2/3rds National Park. With stunning beaches and protected forests, reefs and historic plantation ruins; it’s no wonder why St John is on just about every Top 10 Destinations List.
VRBO/HomeAway/AirBnB charge a 4% > 20% Booking Fee! That can add between $200 and $1,000+ to your rental!
Unlike other Caribbean travel destinations, St John island has just one true resort, The Weston St John [ Caneel Bay Resort is closed since 2017 hurricanes] ; and neither is/was an all inclusive St John resort. Luckily St John has over 800 vacation rentals. They range in size from a 1 bedroom Caribbean cottage to 8, 9, and 10 bedroom luxury villas. Prices span from a few hundred dollars to over $7,500 dollars per night! So it should come as no surprise that the job of choosing a St John rental villa can be daunting. On top of that, the mega-rental sites often obscure communication with villa owners and managers, charge guest “service fees”, and ballooning booking fees are passed along to guests!
Well, the St John island rental community seems to have had enough of the bullying, guest service fees and pay-to-play inequities of those large online rental sites. In response they’ve developed www.StJohn-VillaRentals.com . The site officially launched on September 14, 2015. It has quickly grown to nearly 400 listings. And is easily the #1 Book Direct vacation rental site for St John. We think they’ve come up with an easy to use site, attractive listing pages and according to their site they offer the following advantages over the mega-rental sites:
- Exclusively St John Listings
- Communicate Directly with Owners / Managers
- No Web Site “Service Fees”
- Interactive Search Features/Map
- Villa Comparison Feature
- Mobile/Tablet-Friendly Web Site
- Custom Property Search Engine
- St John Villa Directory
- St John Villa Discounts & Promotions
Check out their web site. We think you’ll agree it’s easy to use and delivers accurate results vs the featured/promotion laced search results too often found on other vacation rental sites!