So, you are considering St. John as your next vacation spot, well allow me to congratulate for your wonderful choice. St. John is probably one of the best places I’ve been to on vacation, no doubt. One of the things you’re surely considering is where to crash during those wonderful days and nights of Caribbean sweetness. If your mind is already set on a villa rental, you are certainly two-for-two in my wise-o-meter checklist. A villa provides a much more intimate and cozy space. If you’re traveling in a group and everyone is pitching in, you will find that it can be a much cheaper alternative to a hotel. It is like choosing between buying a glass of wine or the whole bottle; sometimes the bottle is just a much wiser decision.
So, on that note, here are 3 need-to-knows:
- Step one, the search: Renting a villa can be challenging. It can be time consuming and also a little stressful but if you do your homework with enough time in advance, you will be fine. To perform your search, consider what you’re looking for in your vacation experience. Are you looking to spend long hours on the beach or are you looking for a much more daring experience partaking in some extreme water sports. As always in real estate, location is the number one priority.
- Step two, the deal: Once you’ve picked that place where you see yourself having a sweet mojito while reading that long overdue novel, the next step is securing it. Most experts recommend that you talk to the agency or owner of the place, simply because you want to feel the vibe of these guys. Once you have agreed on a price, a length of stay, and all that which stands between you and your John House rental, get everything in writing so that everything and everyone has a clear understanding, and enjoy!
- Step 3, just in case: You may want to consider getting travel insurance for yourself for lengthy trips. I have personally had unpleasant situations while on vacation and it is always best to have that hidden ace up your sleeve. Regardless of your choice, I have found this to be one of the most rewarding tips to provide prospective travelers.
Do enjoy your time in St. John and jump into that Soca spirit that moves us all!