Let me just start by saying thank you to Larry & Peggy Meyer for the use of their stunning, oceanfront home in beautiful St. Croix. Bella Sera By The Sea by far exceeded all of our expectations. From the amazing sunrises and sunsets to the sound of the waves crashing against the rocks all day. When they say oceanfront they mean it. The breathtaking views are to die for. This amazing home offers you complete privacy, it's like a 5 star resort with all the comforts of home. If we could give more than 5 stars we honestly would. If getting away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life is what you are looking for, this is it. The views are spectacular. We spent the majority of our time swimming in the glorious fifty-five foot pool complete with waterfall, waterslide, and spa overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. We cannot say enough about this beautiful home and highly recommend it.
The house and location where absolutely amazing. Larry the owner was very accommodating from the time that you booked until you depart his beautiful home. The furnishings and Decor were over the top and the home was like something you see in a magazine. The location was perfect and the views breathtaking. There are plenty of spots to sit, relax and take in the view and the island breeze. You will find yourself really wanting to stay at the home and enjoy a wonderful relaxing vacation!Our children were 12,13,15 & 17 & they thoroughly enjoyed every minute.
Bella Sera by the Sea is a palatial villa on the east end of St. Croix. It is a great place to go for total quiet and relaxation. We enjoyed falling asleep to the sound of the waves hitting the rocks below. The vast verandas offer ocean breezes and great views all day long. The house itself is quite unique! There is so much to look at, you can't take it all in at once. There are fascinating pieces of art and even a chapel if a place to meditate is required. The house is very well appointed with every modern convenience including an 80-inch TV in the main room. We grilled out by the pool and enjoyed the slide, waterfall, and hot tub in the evening. The master bedroom made us feel like we were at Versailles! It has an enormous shower with 2 shower heads and an ocean view. There was also a very large Jacuzzi which we didn't get around to using. Bella Sera would be a great place for honeymooners who want total privacy or a larger group who enjoy hanging out around the pool. Some nice restaurants are an easy drive away. The owner is extremely responsive if you have any questions or if any maintenance issues (no matter how minor) arise during your stay. He also provides lots of information on diving, snorkeling, dining, and other island activities. If you want a beautiful setting in a "one of a kind" home out of the rat race, Bella Sera is the place!
Larry and Peg were exceptional hosts. My husband and I spent a wonderful week at gorgeous Bella Sera with dear friends who were celebrating their wedding anniversary. The villa was perfect for a low-key, private vacation and offered so much in the way of amenities and luxuries that visitors could stay the entire time without leaving the home and never getting bored. The ocean front view was incredible and we loved having coffee or dinner on the balconies and watching the sea turtles play near shore. The bedrooms were very beautiful and comfortable. The villa is absolutely stunning. We were particularly impressed with the customer service Larry and Peg provided as we inquired about renting the villa as well as sending info on things in the island to do. They even coordinated for a friend to meet us at the airport and lead us to the grocery store so we could stock up on the week's supplies before heading to the villa. What a great way to start the vacation! The entire experience was incredible and we highly recommend this to anyone who wants their own private piece of luxurious paradise.
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our family stayed here in mid-august. We chose it based only on the photos and reviews which we were a little nervous about. Trust me, the photos do not do it justice, it is so much more fabulous than the photos show!
<our kids were amazingly never bored.....the water slide was well used, and the sound system is amazing! The kids used Air<play to send their own music to the master control system playing over the pool and hot tub. The sound system is commercial grade - and when they were not listening to music in the gorgeous pool and waterfalls, they were playing electronic games (dozens of choices) on the movie sized television screen.
The evenings were so peaceful and lovely and we talked! , really connected like never at home. Bella Sera means Beautiful Evening and they were very beautiful. the waves roll in all night and kind of mesmerize you, it is such a peaceful sound and the sea breeze is so warm and gentle. every bedroom you hear the sea 24-7
The furniture, inside and out is plush and comfy ,it is not at all "vacation rental" furniture it is high end furniture.. the views are incredible, the moon cascaded across the waves at night, almost like a movie scene. We ended up skipping the many recommended restaurants nearby in favor of the Bella Sera kitchen which is incredible, we read a story about how the kitchen was used by a team of Super Chefs for a fundraiser and we can see why....it is a gourmet kitchen all the way.
So if you are reading this, do not pass up this special family opporrtunity