Ard na Mara

4 Bedroom, 4 Bath | Virgin Grand Estates


Beds Baths Location Max Guests
4 4 Virgin Grand Estates 8


Year In Season Off Season Holiday Additional Info
2024 $6,750/2

2024 In Season: January 7, 2024 - May 3, 2024
2024 Off Season: May 4, 2024 - December 17, 2024
2024 Holiday Weeks: December 18, 2024 – January 5, 2025 (10 night minimum stay over holidays)*
2025 In Season: January 6, 2025 - May 2, 2025
2025 Off Season: May 3, 2025 - December 17, 2025
2025 Holiday Weeks: December 18, 2025 – January 5, 2026 (10 night minimum stay over holidays)*

* Holiday rates MAY include Christmas/New Years, Thanksgiving, Easter, Presidents' Week and Carnival week

2025 $6,750/2

2024 In Season: January 7, 2024 - May 3, 2024
2024 Off Season: May 4, 2024 - December 17, 2024
2024 Holiday Weeks: December 18, 2024 – January 5, 2025 (10 night minimum stay over holidays)*
2025 In Season: January 6, 2025 - May 2, 2025
2025 Off Season: May 3, 2025 - December 17, 2025
2025 Holiday Weeks: December 18, 2025 – January 5, 2026 (10 night minimum stay over holidays)*

* Holiday rates MAY include Christmas/New Years, Thanksgiving, Easter, Presidents' Week and Carnival week

Additional Guests up to Max Guests, $250/week each.
Pool Net A/C Kids
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Be sure to call to check the very latest availability since bookings can change at any time.

About Ard na Mara

Sitting high above Great Cruz Bay and the western Side of St John. Aptly named, Ard na Mar, "High above the Sea", is a brand new luxury home at the very top of Virgin Grand Estates.
Ard na Mard villa St John

This 4 bedroom home offers everything you need for the perfect vacation. This modern spin on an island traditional has rich mahogany and tropical woods, natural stone and other natural elements that are warm and inviting.
Villa great room with mahogany and tropical woods and stone

A breezy design brings the exterior in with large covered and open decks, giving guests multiple gathering areas for large groups.
Large covered and open decks

A beautiful mahogany kitchen with state of the art stainless appliances, a seating bar opens into the great room with comfortable sofas and large flat screen TV. A communal dining table has room for everyone, and flows through multiple huge sliders out onto covered gallery and additional dining and seating, sits adjacent to the pool, accented by 2 whimsical sea turtle mosaics!
Beautiful mahogany kitchen with state of the art stainless appli

A lushly landscaped grassy yard sits between the pods and just behind the pool, and has a wonderful outdoor kitchen and grill, and lots of lounge and play space.
Outdoor kitchen and grill

The house is laid out in 3 separate structures, connected via the pool and gallery so the bedrooms offer easy convenience but are private and quiet.
The villa consists of three separate structures

The master bedroom is located above the great room via interior stairs and is big and beautiful with a great en-suite bath and a large private deck... a perfect place to escape with a book or to just watch the stars before bed.
Master bedroom

There are an additional 2 king bedroom suites that are also large and lovely with beautiful en-suite baths. The fourth bedroom is much more than that - actually a small apartment with its own kitchen, living space and queen bedroom and bath. This room is perfect for those wanting a little more independence, or is perfect for grandparents, teens or even nannies.
Small apartment with its own kitchen, living space and queen bed

Every one of the rooms has views to the west and the spellbinding views of the Caribbean Sea, including those world famous sunsets!
All rooms have an ocean view!

Ard na Mara sits on a very large gently sloping double lot surrounded by beautiful gardens, and it's not unusual to find one of our Caribbean key deer grazing below. The location in the venerable Virgin Grand Estates is perfect, high and quiet in an upscale neighborhood with incredible views, yet a quick 5-7 minute drive to Cruz Bay and the beaches immediately beyond.
The villa is on a large sloping lot

This gorgeous new home is sure to be a visitor favorite, so book early!

Air Conditioned throughout
3 kings
1 queen bed
Large flat screen TV in Great Room and Apartment
Children under 6 months and over 8 years are welcome
Gorgeous sunset views


Villa Photos

Location Map

Posted: Jul 23, 2023
Villa was great. Everything we needed. Thanks for an amazing adventure.
Brian M
Posted: Jun 15, 2023
This place was absolutely beautiful. ITS PRETTY IN THE PICTURES BUT EVEN BETTER IN REAL LIFE. The living arrangements were perfect for a family of 5. Everybody had their own space. I would definitely recommend this place for anyone wanting a beautiful house with beautiful views.
Posted: Jun 11, 2023
Ard Na Mara is a beautiful villa with generous sized rooms and nice finishes. The landscaping is gorgeous and the large covered porch, pool and outdoor kitchen are awesome! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay at Ard Na Mara again!
Posted: May 21, 2023
Lovely home with the perfect set up for a group. The decor was lovely and the patio perfect! The chairs on the patio are wonderful for watching sunsets! The views are spectacular.
Posted: May 13, 2023
The house was very nice- beds were comfortable, indoor and outdoor kitchens were great! Overall, great house, great location and responsive rental agency. Thank you!
Amazing home
M Schweitzer
Posted: Mar 31, 2023
We stayed for 8 nights and Absolutly love this home. The view was great and the outdoor living was amazing.
Tammy H
Posted: Aug 22, 2022
Ard Na Mara was the most beautiful, well kept, clean villa we’ve stayed in thus far. The view were gorgeous, the pool, porch, patio were lovely and not a detail missed. The grilling area was also especially gorgeous. The interior of the home was spacious and well stocked with everything needed. I would strongly recommend this villa to anyone planning to visit STJ, short drive to Cruz bay and North Shore beaches - can’t wait to go back!
Posted: Jul 25, 2022
Villa & location were beautiful. We loved the pool, spacious rooms & living area.
Posted: Jul 2, 2022
Ard Na Mara is a fantastic house for a group! Our party of 6 adults was very comfortable with plenty of space for privacy and also great options for gathering. The kitchen is very well stocked with utensils, pots and pans. The pool was the perfect size and temperature. We saw multiple rainbows from the patio and enjoyed the roosters, deer and iguanas in the neighborhood. The furniture is well thought out with a huge dining room table that easily accommodates a full house. The beach chairs and coolers were fantastic. Lastly, the location is amazing- very convenient to Cruz Bay as well as heading out to Coral Bay and the east end. The drive to the North Shore takes you right past some ruins! We would absolutely rent this property again.
Posted: Jun 4, 2022
Wonderful place - we loved it. Thank you so much for having us. Beautiful view, nice set-up - all we needed.
Posted: Apr 23, 2022
Beautiful place, very comfortable an luxurious. We had a great time wonderful family venue.
Paradise View
Ellen V
Posted: Apr 23, 2022
This was a perfect place to celebrate our 50th anniversary with our family. Each couple had their separate space and so did the kids. Perfect for all of us cooking together, eating together and just relaxing. All the furniture is comfortable and plentiful. The view is spectacular!
Posted: Mar 19, 2022
Great villa! Memories to last a lifetime!! Perfect family vacation!!
Posted: Feb 20, 2022
We enjoyed our stay so much & we can't thank you enough. We love everything about this house from the location, the views, the space to entertain 2 families, the lovely pool and grill area, the bedrooms comfy mattresses, and all the extra amenities such as coolers, beach chairs, towels & laundry that made the place feel like home. Everything is so well thought out. Nidia was so welcoming and helpful. We would love to stay here again! Thanks so much for everything.
Perfect place in paradise
Kristen C
Posted: Feb 20, 2022
We loved everything about this home. We vacationed with 2 families. This home is in a fantastic location with a short drive to the downtown in Cruz Bay and 2 grocery stores. It's also a short drive to the beaches. We enjoyed taking hikes around the neighborhood, taking in the glorious views, and spending time grilling and enjoying the pool. We also loved spending each morning and evening in the 4 comfortable rocking chairs on the front deck drinking our coffee or sipping tropical drinks. The home is well thought out and well equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay. There are several beach chairs, coolers, beach towels, well stocked kitchen, laundry, and wonderful shampoo, conditioner, and body lotion. The home is very clean and well maintained.
Posted: Jun 28, 2021
This is our new favorite villa! So well appointed - beautiful landscaping, great amenities, furniture and bedding comfy. We loved the Sonos & Bose system. Grill & garden area spectacular! So well appointed with quality everything!
L Alexander
Posted: Jun 28, 2021
This villa is a great find for families with older children or several couples that want to getaway. Everyone has their own space. All furnishings were high-end, the grilling area was amazing, and we enjoyed the Sonos system. We can't wait to go back!
Best Villa Ever!!
Karen H
Posted: May 5, 2021

We have stayed at several villas in the past 10 years on St. John and Ard Na Mara checked ALL the boxes! ANM provided excellent outdoor space, a great pool, amazing sunset views, great indoor space and an impressive outdoor kitchen/bar/grill area. We WILL be back for certain! Thanks to Destination St. John and the owners for sharing this amazing home!!
Posted: Mar 8, 2021
We had a GREAT time staying here! The villa is simply breathtaking and the location is fantastic. We love the privacy and security of staying in a gated community. The views from the patio/pool were beautiful. Thank you for making our dream vacation a reality!
Posted: Feb 10, 2020
We stayed at this beautiful home for a week in February. The view is absolutely stunning, especially at sunset. The home is beautifully designed, with many details, such as the ceramic sea turtle lights, each unique. The three separate units provide nice privacy, and are each very lovely. The view from the pool is spectacular. There are beautiful flowers within the landscape. We never wanted to leave, it was paradise!
Posted: Apr 2, 2021
My wife and I have made many trips to St John over the last 20 years. We have used several different agencies and also booked directly from villa owners. One thing we have come to expect is the island moves at a different pace than the mainland. However, the team at Destination St John turned that expectation upside down on our most recent visit. We decided to use our grill one night but discovered it was out of gas. They delivered a full tank the next morning! This is just one example. All interaction with them was prompt and courteous from initial booking to checkout. We will definitely be using them for future visits.
Posted: Dec 5, 2020
Destination St. John was top notch at helping us out with needs, questions and concerns. Easy and fast communication and transactions. What a surprise to find a welcome basket with delicious snacks - great after a long travel day!
Posted: May 30, 2016
...Destination St. John was extremely helpful and quick to respond with all questions, excellent management company! We can't wait to book again for another vacation in paradise!!!!
Posted: May 26, 2016
...The management company (Destination St. John) is always a pleasure to work with.
Posted: May 8, 2016
...The property managers were great. Destination St. John rep met us at dock, and showed us around, and the office promptly answered a few questions we had. They even left a wonderful basket of goodies for us to enjoy on our arrival. We will be back! Thank you Destination St John!
Posted: May 1, 2016
...The folks at Destination St. John were helpful as always. Can't wait to go back!
Posted: Feb 29, 2016
...We also appreciated the Destination St. John staff welcoming us and being helpful. We hope to be back again next year!
Posted: Nov 2, 2015
...We've used Destination St. John many times to rent on St. John and cannot wait to do it again! -truly!
Posted: Aug 6, 2015
...My expectations were far exceeded by the incredibly generous hospitality of Leslie and the team at Destination St. John. There was a special hositality basket with delicious treats.
Posted: Jul 16, 2015
...Destination St. John was easy to work with and our greeter did a great job of getting us settled. We also enjoyed the basket of snacks left in the fridge. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this property at all!
Posted: Jul 11, 2015
...We highly recommend using the management company Destination St. John to rent this Villa, we have used them for the past 8 years and they are simply the best!!!
Posted: May 28, 2015
...We rented through Destination St John both times and they are professional, friendly, curtious and a pleasure to work with. Thank you Kelly for making both of our stays amazing.
Posted: Mar 24, 2015
...The staff at Destination St. John were very nice, accommodating, and quick to respond to our (literally) last minute request. They had the villa cleaned & ready the next day, with a staff member ready to meet us & show us to the villa...they even put a very nice welcome basket of food/snacks in the refrigerator. Another villa rental company sent me a rude email saying they were too busy to schedule a cleaning service...I'm so glad we stayed with DSJ...Great service!...I plan to use them exclusively in the future.
Posted: Aug 4, 2014
...Destination St John was excellent to work with. We enjoyed the welcome basket after a very long day of travel.
Posted: May 29, 2014
...The Destination St. John website was very informative and well put together, we knew exactly what to expect and couldn't wait to get there.
Posted: May 16, 2014
...Hope to return someday and visit the beautiful island again. And we would contact Destination St. John for accomodations again.
Posted: Jul 13, 2013
...We've been using Destination St. John for the last 6 years for villas and couldn't be more pleased....This Company is the BEST and so are all their employees, they take care of any need/question you may have 24/7.
Posted: Jul 11, 2013
...Destinations St John took care of any problem we had immediately.
Posted: Jul 9, 2013
...Thanks to Destination St John for taking care of us.
Posted: Apr 20, 2013
...Destination St. John left a wonderful gift basket in the fridge which made us feel very welcome. We plan to return to St. John and would certainly book our trip through Destination St. John again!

Security/Cancellation Policy

A $1000 security deposit may be required. Cancellations 60 or more days prior to arrival are non-refundable unless property can be re-committed for reserved dates. If property is recommitted for your dates, a 15% service fee will apply. No refunds will be issued within 60 days of arrival, under any circumstances. We STRONGLY urge you to purchase travel insurance.

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