My girlfriend and I had a great time during our stay! It was our 2nd time vacationing in St. John after staying in Chocolate Hole in 2017.

Our visit to La Mer was perfect for two people. Patti (property manager) communicated with us whenever necessary and gave us some great advice for roaming the island. She was very accommodating and helped us with any questions we had.

The views from the deck were breathtaking! We only used the pool twice, but it was absolutely gorgeous! It was 82 and sunny all week, but by the time we were ready for bed we only needed to use the fans for a comfortable sleep. Air conditioning is available.

The condo is only a 5-6 minute walk to downtown Cruz Bay (a bit hilly on the way back, but very manageable). Amenities were sufficient and the place was spotless! Beach chairs, a cooler, towels etc. are all provided and we couldn’t think of anything else we needed all week. Dolphin Market is only about a 10 minute walk if you need groceries, but there are plenty of restaurants to choose from downtown. Taxis ($5-$7 per person each way) are also readily available right next to the ferry dock and we used them every day to get to the beaches (Maho Bay was our favorite)!

Overall, our stay was perfect. Thank you for having us at La Mer!Matt & Shaylyn - May 2019

Can’t say enough about this condo! There were so many amenities! We’ll be back!! I hope we can stay again!Elizabeth H. - April 2019
Absolutely loved our condo! It is located perfectly for walking into Cruz Bay for drinks, dinner, shopping and what ever else you might want to get into. Nice pool to lounge beside and even had a visit from the resident Iguana! Great views off the balcony with a space to enjoy morning coffee and an evening meal. Cooler and beach chairs provided made for easy excursions to the local beaches. One of the best weeks we have spent on St. John and would recommend over and over.Sherri G. - June 2018
Dear Hal,

I just wanted to let you know that we enjoyed our stay at Le Mer very much and thank you for providing all the comforts that made our stay so enjoyable!Amy & Dave - December 2014

My husband and I had a wonderful stay at Villa La Mer, we couldn’t have been happier with our choice. The quick walk to Cruz Bay makes the location perfect even if you don’t rent a car. Any time we weren’t sleeping or out of the house we were on the deck (I might as well have lived in the hammock) enjoying the beautiful views. We will definitely be back!May 2014
What a wonderful week at Villa La Mer!
We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful and peaceful place to spend our honeymoon. The condo was perfect and we loved exploring the island. So many gorgeous hidden places! Thank you for your hospitality.Emily & Carlos - June 2014
Hal & Pat,
Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home in paradise with us. We truly could not have had a more wonderful time here! We wish we never had to leave. Your porch is perfection!! Steve & Lisa were great too, and so helpful!Stacy & Seth - May 2014
Dear Hal, Steve & Lisa,

Thanks for a great trip to paradise! You’ve got a great spot here! Much appreciated for the welcome gift 🙂 We will certainly be back!Ashley & Justin - April 2014

Villa La Mer is a beautiful place to stay. You walk into a a large living room and dining area with views of the bay. You have the best views of the sunset from the deck and can enjoy it by relaxing on the hammock. The place is very clean and has everything you need. The property manager, Steve, took great care of us and picked us up from the ferry dock. He brought us to High Tide and gave us some information on the island and took us up to the Villa. He was flexible with our check out time too! The Villa is about a 5 minute walk to the ferry dock. Gallows Point is just down the hill which was nice because they have a convenience store right there and sometimes you can grab a taxi from there. I would absolutely stay here again and cannot wait to go back!December 2013
My wife and I just returned from a one week stay. The villa was perfect for us. We especially enjoyed the large covered deck with it’s great views and hammock. Easy walk to Cruz Bay. We would not hesitate to stay there again.November 2013
Hal & Pat,
The condo was great, back for the 2nd time and hope to come back again. The deck is beautiful with the views of the sea. Lisa & Steve were very helpful and the welcome bag was a nice touch!
We made many memories here and hope many more to come.Debbie & Bob Santos - October 2013
Hal & Pat,
We enjoyed your lovely villa. Thanks for the fun welcome bag. We can’t wait to return to this beautiful island. Steve and Lisa were wonderful!Jen & Andrew - August 2013
Hal & Pat,
Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful villa with us on our honeymoon. Everything was beyond perfect – our favorite vacation spot. Steve & Lisa were awesome – we loved our welcome gift. They went above & beyond to make us feel comfortable. We hope to be back to visit!Jen & Will - June 2013
Dear Hal & Pat,
What a wonderful island! Thank you so much for sharing your awesome villa with us. “Villa La Mer” has been most comfortable to come home to after a day at the beach, to freshen up & get comfortable in. This has truly been our Best Vacation Ever! We loved the welcome bag & appreciated Steve & Lisa!Charlene & Paul - May 2013
Hal & Pat,
Thank you so much for allowing Sara & I the opportunity to spend our 20th anniversary at your perfect villa. We had a great time and hate that our vacation is coming to an end. Steve & Lisa were great.Jeff & Sara Hayden - January 2013
Dear Hal & Pat,
Thank you for letting us rent your wonderful condo – it could not have been more perfect.
Thank you again and we can’t wait to come back to St. John.Sarah & Frank
Hi Hal, Pat, Lisa & Steve,
This vacation has been perfect. We are now habitual St. John people! We will be down here again. Otherwise the hospitality has been extraordinary – I don’t think this vacation would have been so perfect if it wasn’t for that.Jared & Caitlyn
Thanks for allowing us to enjoy your “home away from home.” It is just fabulous! From Sunrise to the awesome sunsets, both enjoyed from your balcony. Thanks for the welcome spices. We used them throughout the year and have wonderful memories of St. John. Hope you both have a wonderful year! Until next time!Chris & Rona - December 2011
Just got back yesterday from the beautiful island of St. John! I wanted to thank you for renting your beautiful condo to us while we were there! Your place is incredible… We didn’t want to leave! Enjoy your time over there, I know we did!Alison - January 2011
What a wonderful week!  We love your place and are so pleased to have been able to spend time here. The porch is fabulous – amazing views and we love the accessibility to town.  What a fantastic way to start my 40th year! Thank you so much for sharing your lovely home with us.Paula & Kevin - June 2010

Dear Hal & Pat,

We loved staying at La Mer again! It is so beautifully decorated and as fresh and well-appointed as ever. We could not think of a better way to celebrate our 30th Anniversary!

Many, many thanks,
(PS – Lisa & Steve were very helpful and welcoming.)Marcy Frosh - November 2014

We absolutely loved staying at La Mer and are so grateful that it worked out.Marcy Frosh - November 2014
Hal & Pat,
We had a wonderful time on our belated honeymoon. Thank you for sharing your home and allowing us to have a great week exploring the beautiful island. The views from the porch were amazing. Thank you again!Kris & Erin - July 2014
Hal & Pat,
We had a wonderful 10 year anniversary here on St. John. Thank you for the use of your beautiful cottage & all of its amenities. We truly explored all of the North Shore beaches – saw feeding sea turtles at Waterlemon & had such great snorkeling at all of the others. We could use another week to explore the South Shore, too! Thanks Again.

P.S. – Steve & Lisa were so helpful & much appreciated!Megan & Jay - May 2014

We’re loving our stay at La Mer – especially the wonderful breezes on the porch in the mornings and late afternoons.

This iis our second trip to St. John & we’re enjoying it just as much as the first – even more because of our stay here.Jan & Chris - April 2014

Steve, Lisa, Hal & Pat,
Thank you so much for offering such a perfect place to stay! The porch is amazing to sit & enjoy the beaty of St. John.
We had a fantastic time of doing nothing! Hope to return soon!Kathy & Jackie - November 2013
Hal & Pat,
Thank you so much for letting us stay in your wonderful villa. We have thoroughly enjoyed our time on St. John. Everything from the fantastic snorkeling at Leinster Bay, to the sea turtles at Maho, and a tour of some of the BVIs on Bad Kitty, was absolutely spectacular. And of course it made it that much better having a comfortable villa to come home to each night. We will definitely be coming back! Thanks to Steve & Lisa for being so helpful and accommodating! Thanks again!Haley & Jay - August 2013
Hal & Pat,
As we sit here on the porch of our last day, we can only think of all the wonderful memories made here in St. John. Thank you for sharing your home with us on our honeymoon! From the numerous rainbows in Frank Bay to the cool dips in the pool – we truly enjoyed ourselves! Thank you also to Lisa & Steve that made our trip even better! Hope to visit again!Chris & Melissa - July 2013
Dear Hal & Pat,
This was a trip of celebrations. My husband’s birthday & our 30th anniversary – and today – my birthday!
Your little place was cozy (love the local art!), comfortable, and very homey! I slept great every night & each day has been a new adventure! We loved Maho beach with the beautiful black rocks on the sandy beach & that glorious color all around. Saw sea turtles, starfish, lemon shark – so much marine life at Waterlemon.
And we DID the hike to and from the petroglyphs! That was a challenge – but worth the effort!
We will be back – so much more to do – but most importantly – to just BE with nature & feel the freedom to create each day as we wish!Vic & Rosie Morris - May 2013
Have been remiss in letting you know how much Jane and I enjoyed our stay at La Mer. It was the perfect spot for our visit to St John. Thoroughly enjoyed it all. Steve and Lisa were great hosts in getting us situated and answering the few questions we had getting familiar with the surroundings. Thanks for sharing your St John home with us, we would definitely stay there again on a return trip.Jeff & Jane - April 2013
Dear Hal, Pat, Lisa & Steve,
We had a wonderful time in your lovely villa. Thanks so much for the goodie bag – we especially enjoyed the Cruz Bay spice rub on steak. Also thanks to Lisa & Steve for your kind hospitality!Cat & Doug - November 2012
Hal & Pat,
We had a wonderful time staying at your condo – the condo, the views & the weather all were perfect!
Steve & Lisa were great & we love the welcome bag!Gregg & Ann - April 2012
You have it all: enchanting birds and flowers, tropical breezes and sunshine, sensational views, friendly people, white sandy beaches, aquamarine waters, mesmerizing sunsets, yummy rum drinks, fascinating coral reefs, fabulous restaurants, the Best porch, very well equipped condo, charming and accommodating Steve and Lisa – Thank you for opening your lovely home to us! It was a special and wonderful week!
Loved the Welcome BagDoris & Tony - December 2011
What a comfortable retreat- who could ask for more?! We enjoyed everything from the view, your artwork, the well equipped kitchen – and most important – THE PORCH! I think we spent most of our time here just sitting on the porch doing absolutely nothing but watching the boats go by and the banaquits gobble sugar – we had a delightful time!Sue & Adrian C
I loved this place – wonderful! Hope to stay here again!Leslie & Cameron - July 2010
Fabulous view, comfortable and well appointed place! Nice of Steve & Lisa to take us to and from the ferry.
Lovin’ every minute of it!Greg and Susan - May 2010
We could not have asked for a more perfect place to spend our anniversary! Spent many evenings having dinner on the deck while watching ths sunsets. St. John has easily become our favorite vacation destination, everyday brought a new adventure…John & Lelia - July 2009
My niece and I had a “fantastic” week in your “beautiful” island of St. John. We were visiting (someone) who chose your lovely villa for our stay. Your condo “is to die for!” What a beautiful place on the inside and a magnificent view on the outside! Sitting on your porch (sipping champagne) and reading my novel was this side of heaven! Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing your lovely home!Brenda & Pamela - May 2009
Dear Hal & Pat,
Thank you so much for opening your beautiful home to us in St. John. We had an amazing time celebrating our one year wedding anniversary. Steve & Lisa were over-the-top helpful in orienting us to the island and making us feel welcome with the bag & recommendations for dinner. We loved relaxing in the afternoon on the hammock after days spent on the beach & snorkeling & boating around to the BVIs. Your place was so quaint, we could hear all sorts of animal noises at night & even felt an earthquake the first night! We hope to make it back to St. John in the coming year or two with some friends & family & will definitely check to see if La Mer is available then. Thank you.Justin & Kristen Stiles
We have had a wonderful time here. The villa is beautiful and relaxing. The deck is perfect and the hammock is great for reading. This was our first trip to St. John and hope to return soon. We would love to come and spend another week at La Mer. We feel very fortunate to have found a special place like this. Thanks for everything!Casey & Ray T - April 2005