I wanted to take a moment and thank you for a nice visit last week. Cinnamon Tarn is a super house and, although the weather was a negative turn of events, the service you provided was great. Specifically:
It is about a ten-minute drive from Cruz Bay via Centerline and John's Head road. The driveway from the road is fairly narrow and uphill, but once you get up there, it is easy parking around the fishpond. The villa is very private and well maintained. It has an airy great room and a well-equipped kitchen, and beyond them there is a breezeway with a dining table. The breezeway leads to the deck with a large hot tub, but since there aren't really shady areas during the day on the deck, we spent most of our time inside the villa. The villa has an open feel to it and the breezeway works more like a screened porch, so we never felt cooped up. The cover for the hot tub was falling apart and the new one was supposed to be on its way.
There is no a/c in the villa but we never needed it - the combination of breezes and ceiling fans made us feel quite comfortable.
Master bedrooms are located on each end of the breezeway. The symphony of insects and frogs is pretty loud at night and you hear some birds squawking early in the morning. If you are a light sleeper, that may affect your sleep.
The highlight of our stay at this rather casual yet beautiful villa was, no doubt, the views of Cinnamon Bay, Francis Bay & Mary Point, and BVI. The villa has screened sliding doors that open up the whole backside (or it may be called the front side) of the house to the absolutely gorgeous views!
Lisa (Vacation Vistas) is great to deal with. We are very happy with her personal service and would love to rent from her again.
My Husband and I just returned this week from our 8 day stay in St. John.
The view from Cinnimon Tarn villa was so outstanding, that I took so many pictures, that I ran out of memory in my camera. As soon as we stepped into the villa, we knew what a beauty it is.I will miss waking up to the view and the ocean and the smell of the beautiful garden.
We had celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary while in St. John on our last day of our visit. 5 years ago, we got married on Cinnamon Bay, so to return 5 years later and stay at Cinnamon Tarn was such a joy. We will be back, but hopefully will not have to wait another 5 years.
Kathy & Ken
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