Now that I've studied multiple websites for villas / houses to rent, and received some excellent advice from experienced contributors, I'm even more lost. Here's my dilemma:
I'm planning a surprise anniversary trip to STX for next June / July for my wife and me. I want a reasonably priced ($2000 max) villa or home with lots of privacy and a pool. It doesn't have to be on the water, but a nice view is mandatory. We'll spend a lot of time at the pool, but we'll also spend a lot of time exploring the island.
I've rented several cabins and homes via VRBO and other websites, always using TripAdvisor as my primary source of info. Every one has been outstanding. Margy Z has contributed lots of excellent advice, and I want to make sure I'm getting what is advertised.
I'm getting close to a decision, and I have it narrowed down to (hopefully) just a few. Villa Madeleine is one of the areas that's consistently positive, and the Judith's Fancy area also comes through with good reviews.
One thing I read concerns me a bit. A couple of the listings I've read talked about renting to only one group at a time. Is it common in STX to rent a house out to multiple groups? I've never heard of that, but I'd certainly be unhappy with that type of 'surprise'.
I'm looking at the following and really would appreciate just one more time any additional advice I can get re: these properties (all have good reviews, some more plentiful than others):
http://stcroixvilla.com/ (Sugar Mill Villa in Judith's Fancy)
www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p256439 (in Judith's
All sound a look great, but one never knows. Thanks in advance everyone. I'm already excited for our trip next year.