We were recently on the island and wanted to update our guests about the car ferry services from St. Thomas to St. John. They have done A LOT of schedule shuffling and services have changed.
Boyson's (Breeze Shipping) is no longer in business. The two remaining car ferry services, Love City Ferries and Global Marine have reciprocity, so that you no longer have to worry that your round trip ticket won’t be honored by the other company. This gives you a little more flexibil
Happy Earth Day! Conservation is an every day necessity on #StJohn. When you are there, you quickly become aware of just how precious our resources are. And considering the surroundings, it easy to be reminded of just what it is we are trying to preserve. That's why we have a solar array at Andante, and urge you to open up the windows and let the trade winds keep you cool. Rooms are purposefully cooled by their own individual units, that way that can be utilized only when nee
Obviously when you visit an island, especially one in the Caribbean, you're going to be thinking – BEACH! We've put together this interactive Google map with pins of the beaches on St. John to make it easy to explore. The beaches we've listed include: Hart Bay Gibney Beach (Oppenheimer) Europa Bay Hansen Bay (Vie’s Beach) Grootpan Bay Kiddel Bay Salt Pond Bay Little Lameshur Bay Great Lameshur Beach South Haulover Beach North Haulover Beach Brown Bay Watermelon Cay Leinster B
Does sitting around on a beach or poolside sound like the perfect vacation for you? What about your partner? Maybe you're someone who would rather snorkel, hike or go island bar hopping on a chartered boat trip. Lucky for you, St. John is the perfect destination for all of this. No one needs to sacrifice their dream vacation. You can have it all with a little give and take. Strike a balance and have the perfect stay at Andante by the Sea. When You Want To Explore: Get out the
Looking to get away just the two of you? Reserve the villa all to yourselves. Have a group looking for the ultimate in relaxation and privacy, with great communal shared spaces? Andante is the perfect fit for you! Fill the villa and share the costs. Each of the villa's three bedrooms have their own full bathroom, personal air conditioning unit for zoned comfort, and sea views. The master bedroom has a canopied king bed, while both of the guest bedrooms have two twin beds that
Having previously stayed at a St John resort and various condos, we decided to try out a villa. This house was wonderful! The amazing view, clean house, and proximity to Cruz Bay was most enjoyable and appreciated. This house worked very well for our family of four, and we would absolutely return. We have no hesitation or reservation to recommend Andante by the Sea to others. We fully agree with all of the positive comments from previous reviews. Wonderful house with a beauti
Holiday season have you stressed out? Ready to throw up your hands in defeat? Don't let it get you down. Andante is your solution. Plan ahead to get out of town and spend time making memories at Andante. If you're like many who have to brave holiday travel every year anyways, why not meet someplace warm and tropical? (St. John in December? YES PLEASE!) Or maybe you're sick of staying put with a full house – cleaning, cooking, and cleaning all over again. It's an exhausting t
NOTE: WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND RESERVATIONS, ESPECIALLY DURING PEAK SEASON. If you are not inclined to cook, there are some great restaurants here in St. John ranging from funky to fabulous. These are the restaurants with which are personally familiar and certainly not a comprehensive list: Asolare: 340-770-4747.
Located at the beginning of Route 20, the North Shore Road, at the top of the hill, leaving Cruz Bay. Cuisine is French/Asian. Food and ambiance are well worth at least
We just wanted to drop a note to say thanks for allowing us to enjoy your beautiful home on St. John. We had a wonderful time on our vacation there last week. We had forgotten how beautiful the island is. (It had been almost 24 years!) Outside of a couple of rainy days, we couldn't have asked for a better vacation. We enjoyed beach days at Trunk, Cinnamon and Hawksnest, snorkeling, swimming and lounging. We spent a couple days at the house just relaxing and enjoying the pool
This is what we like to hear! When we chose this location for Andante by the Sea, we fell in love with a view that is second to none. It takes your breath away. We're happy to hear that you agree. Here are some comments from our past guests about what they liked best about the villa and their time at Andante by the Sea. HERE'S WHAT SOME OF OUR GUESTS LIKE BEST: "Killer views! Pool and hot tub, indoor and outdoor tables, beach chairs and towels."
Our family had the most relaxing and perfect vacation! The house was wonderfully equipped and had all the amenities one may need, from cooking on the grill to preparing morning breakfast! We loved the lazy days by the pool and the constant Tradewind breezes. Nights were star-filled while relaxing in the hot tub. Thank you for sharing your house – we could not have had a more perfect vacation! #villa #vacation #pool #deck #breezes #tradewind #saintjohn #stjohn #usvi #usvirgini
Since we want our home-away-from-home to be yours too, we take all of your feedback, comments and reviews very seriously. We read each and every one and strive to respond to each personally wherever and whenever we can. Like anything that gets use, we knew it was time to replace and upgrade items around the villa. You spoke – WE LISTENED! RECENT IMPROVEMENTS INCLUDE: NEW Great Room Furniture NEW Bedroom Mattresses NEW 100% Cotton Sheet Sets NEW Stainless Steel Appliances Fren
Our family of 6, including two teenage daughters, spent a week enjoying St. John in the Virgin Islands. This villa was perfect for our needs and I would highly recommend it. From the get-acquainted information from Dan right up to the very last minute, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Everything you could possibly need to make your vacation a memorable one was provided. Sometimes it's the little things that count, and in this case, it was the beach bags pre-packed with huge be
This was our first visit to St. John, and we already know we will definitely be back! Andante is a wonderful place - the views are 180+ degrees and absolutely gorgeous. The property owners, Rich and Marilyn care a great deal about the experience of those who stay, and it shows at every step in the process. The villa is decorated like a home, not a rental. There were great supplies for beach goers (chairs, coolers, blankets, beach bags) and also some snorkeling gear and pool f
The views of Andante stretch for miles and are saturated with the sparking turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. If you are looking to get out and explore the Virgin Islands, and we recommend that you do, consider booking one of many highly ranked boat excursions. Boat Tour is the #1 thing to do in St. John according to Trip Advisor. Be sure to budget accordingly. Bring your passport. And make sure that you have cash to cover customs charges, where applicable. Here are the t
Soooo glad we did this. We have been on a natural high ever since we stayed here. It was just the escape we needed from our crazy lives. This is the most beautiful, healing place I have ever been too. I loved lounging on the hammock with my book and listening to the waves for hours. The lower deck was my favorite hangout because of the shade. I can't take too much sun and the views from the hammock are indescribably gorgeous. The kids took over the pool from sun up to well in
Trunk Bay is often considered the most beautiful beach on St. John, and the most pristine beach in all of the Caribbean. That's no small feat! It consistently ranks in the top 10 beaches in the world by many publications. The National Geographic Society even called it the most beautiful beach in the world. It's got a lot going for it that make it a must-do on your next St. John vacation. One of the reasons Trunk Bay is so pristine is because it is a part of Virgin Islands Na
We had a fabulous stay at your beautiful home on our favorite island-we all loved Andante for so many reasons. It truly felt like home which we really haven’t experienced over the years renting villas on St John. The villas are always very nice, but don’t have the special personal touches that Andante has. I fell more and more in love with it everyday. I love the architecture of the house and all of it’s character. The arched doorways and windows in the bathroom, the skylight
Our new website has arrived! It wasn't planned, but we are so happy with the outcome. From the sound of it, you guys are too! We've kept many of the old features, but everything got a facelift and update. And our site is mobile-friendly too! On your tablet or phone? No problem! Most importantly, our new site features photography of the villa. Our photos show you what it looks like now, not 10 years ago. What room will I stay in? That's the view from the pool?! Perched on a hi