Luxury villa rental rate slashed

One of the most expensive St. John villas is cutting its price 60% from now until next January.  Odds are, it still won’t be affordable for most visitors.


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Eco Serendib. Photo by Steve Simonsen.

Eco Serendib, boasting eight suites, a spa and even butler service, has reduced its price as low as $1,500 a night for its least expensive accomodation.  The Anniversary Special Rates start at $2,000 per night when you book the entire villa which includes eight bedrooms.

Despite the “budget pricing,” guests “have completely private use of the sumptuous facilities including spa and gym, expansive terrace, salt water pol and hot tub, Epicurean Theater kitchen, outdoor grill patio, sophisticated great room, inviting dining area and more,” according to a news release.

The villa boasts an organic garden, 500 thread-count sheets and Frette robes. Other amenities include several tiers of coddling, at additional charge, up to and including the butler service and two housekeepers.

The Inquiring Iguana is tempted to think Eco Serendib is ”on sale” because business at the high end is soft, right now. What do you think? Comment here.

14 thoughts on “Luxury villa rental rate slashed”

  1. Sounds sumptuous, but not what I ever thought St.John was about. Of course, we’ve been visiting St. John since the 80’s when it was all much more casual.

  2. IT SEEMS ALL ABOUT THE MONEY WITH THESE HIGH ROLLERS COMING DOWN & BUILDING MEGA MANSION.IVE BEEN GOING DOWN TO ST.JOHN W/MY FAMILY SINCE THE MID SEVENTIES AS A KID, ALL WE WOULD DO IS CAMP W/OTHER FAMILIES,SWIM AND HAVE NOTHING BUT TONS OF FUN. NOW TO HAVE TO TAKE A LOAN OUT BEFORE YOU GET HERE. THINGS ARE NOT CHANGING FOR THE BETTER. VERY SAD.

  3. Really the whole mega-mansion thing on STJ is sad on many levels. I know: to each his own, especially if you have that kind of money…but….what made STJ so unique is the ability to go enjoy an island, its people & culture without mega-money cropping up everywhere. (There’s St.Barths for that.) Just miss the pure joy this island used to bring before the mega mansions & condos (finished & unfinished properties) that abound around the island.

  4. Absolutely awful, it’s places like these that deter us common folk. As someone else said if your a “money people” buy your own damned villa. Staying with the locals is what it’s all about! Please don’t give people like this free advertising!

  5. Give me a break people, you all sound like a bunch of jealous deadbeats who can’t rub two nickels together. People who are successful are because they have worked hard and want to spend their money on the finer things in life, like St. John. To bash them because you can’t afford it is just sour grapes and is what is causing many of our problems. It’s not hate the wealthy because they made it, it’s get off you ass and do something, do anything before your deadbeat boring life never amounts to anything, ps I am not wealthy and stay at maho resort, just sic of the class warfare by do nothing’s.

  6. John you got it all wrong buddy. You are generalizing, not all “common folk” are dead beats who sit on their ass, they are hard working! Wake up and smell the coffee!

  7. This is a place I will probably “never” be able to afford but I have been coming to STJ every year since the ninties and have no intention of stopping. There are always places you can afford and no need to worry about those high end folks until they start building gated communities and designating private beaches or areas that are inaccessible. Oh wait… Crap!!!

  8. This kind of “place” is not what STJ is all about with us. We also like the lower key atmosphere and lots of nature. To reap the rewards of paying that kind of money…you would have to stay at the Villa 24 hrs. a day. We come for the beaches…not to sit in a house.
    I would hope their prices included 3 meals a day cooked by a personal chef. I am sure there are a lot of people who will pay this…that’s their choice. Me…I rather pay less…there are a lot of beautiful homes on STJ that are a lot more reasonable. John you really sound angry…not sure what’s up with that. Please feel free to rent the place and then do a trip report and let us all know what we are missing. Maybe it will change some minds and opinions.
    Hope your day is good !

  9. What’s wonderful about St. John is that it is about a lot of things to different people. As one of, if not the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean, its joys will always attract the rich. That’s the way the world is. We’re lucky there remain a variety of rental options available for most budgets.
    But, I have to admit some of the larger villas recently built may be in poor taste and just a bit ostentatious. The former British islands may tend to do “big” better than we do because the favored building style is more in the natural West Indian Colonial vernacular than the Spanish Colonial and Mediterranean mansion styles that seems so popular on St. John.
    As for whether the builders of St. John’s mega villas are self made (if there is such a thing) or were born on third base, probably some of both.
    Bottom line, there is still room for all different types and incomes to enjoy St. John!

  10. This could be a nice discount promo specially if your family are planning for a vacation trip and need to occupy house.It could save a lot for the discounted promo rentals.

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