We spent a week at Riley’s Retreat and just like previous reviews the house and all its amenities were spot on fantastic. The first thing you notice is the house feels like home which is something most rental houses don’t give you. The kitchen is very well equipped with a high end stove, dishwasher and fridge with everything you need to make gourmet meals. Spending time on the deck alone was well worth the price of admission. We were there for a double birthday celebration with family and friends. We were a party of 8 and had more than enough room to spread out. Pool and grounds were awesome and a dip at the end of each day of snorkeling was the rule. The house also has plenty of beach chairs, coolers and some snorkel gear which was great for our days at the beach. Finally I can’t say enough about how great the owners Heidi and Tim AND their caretaker Carrie were. We felt like we had made new friends by the time we left. If you are looking for a great place with plenty of room and a good location for getting around the Island i can’t recommend Riley’s Retreat enough.– Anonymous | Kensington, MD
We had 5 couples who shared the villa, and we all loved it. Very private, well appointed and the owners were great. – Michael H. | Belleville, WA
I started planning our family trip to St. John a year before we went, and can’t tell you how many rental properties I looked at. Something made me always come back to Riley’s Retreat. I am glad I followed my gut as it was a fantastic property to rent for the week for our family of four (kids age 12 & 15) as well as for our friends and their 2 children (10 & 13).
The construction of the home is beautiful and had so many wonderful touches from the outdoor shower, & laundry facility, to the beautiful salt water pool and hot tub, which were used constantly. Also available were beach chairs, snorkeling equipment (we brought our own but our friends did not so it was helpful to them) A must when visiting St. John. We appreciated that there was very nice bedding and towels and the pillows and beds were very comfy. – Stephanie P. | NY
We had 9 family members including grandparents and grandkids staying at Rileys Retreat. Wonderful views and sunsets from the balcony. Pool and hot tube were excellent features. Clean and comfortable areas on first and second floors. Large kitchen with everything (except a working can opener) needed to make meals. It was necessary to have a car. – Harriet N. | MN
MY family really enjoyed our stay at Riley’s retreat. We really appreciate the kindness the owner’s have shown in letting us stay. The home sleeps 10 comfortably with AC bedrooms in a safe and private location. The views from the balconies overlooking Cruz Bay were so beautiful that at times my family had trouble mobilizing to leave and go to the beach. No one wanted to leave. The poolside and hot tub which were surrounded by the most beautiful landscaping were a nice touch to relax in after a long day in the sun. There is a short drive to town and all of the most beautiful beaches you’ve ever seen. They also have a really great kitchen with all needed appliances. Perfect for a family trip or a girl’s vacation. – Special K | NYC, NY
Another fantastic stay at this villa. Such a nice property and very friendly and nice owners. Great views from every porch. Pool and hot tub were great for our family gathering. So comfortable and so well equipped, even includes coolers, chairs and snorkeling equipment. Cannot for next time. – Sharklady | NJ