We have gotten quite a bit of positive feedback from our guests. Please read what they are saying about our villa below and visit back often as we continue to update our webpage.

Mare Blu is well designed and in a great location. We have been spending a week or more on St. John for almost 25 years and after recently staying a week at Mare Blu Villa would rate it as one of our favorites. The owner, Teri Ackerman, was very flexible and easy to work with and personally followed up both during and after our stay to make sure we were happy. The Villa is easy driving distance from Cruz Bay and faces south above Monte and Rendezvous Bays, so it is easy to sit in the outdoor areas both morning and afternoon without the sun shining directly in your face. Our granddaughters loved the pool and our entire group of thirteen people spent lots of time in the outdoor lounging and dining areas. We recommend it highly. Tom and Janet (Texas)

- Tom & Janet, Texas

(submitted 07-25-2023)

Fabulous Home, Fabulous View!

Teri and Bernie...thank you so much for allowing us to use your home for our vacation!! The amenities were amazing and the outside space was incredible. Everything exceeded our expectations. We had 6 couples and it was perfect, great for families as well. Would definitely rent again!

- Michele, North Carolina

(submitted 06-14-2023)

Our 8th family vacation to St John was made extra special with our stay at Mare Blu. Our group includes 7 adults and 5 children age 8 and under and we thoroughly enjoyed your beautiful villa. The pool, the outside kitchen, TV and dining made for great family together time. There was plenty of everything from towels, to beach chairs to pool floats, not to forget an ice machine, double dishwashers and quality laundry equipment made family time away from home so EZ! Thank you so much for allowing us to share such a wonderful villa.

Best Regards, Mark & Ellen and family

- Mark & Ellen, New Hampshire

(submitted 05-01-2023)

We enjoyed out time at Mare Blu. This house is beautiful, and the kids loved the pool. We are repeat visitors to St. John and this was the loveliest places we have stayed.

Thank you so much.

- Anne, Vermont

(submitted 04-28-2023)

Teri & Bernie, Thank you for a very memorable time at Mare Blu!! Your home is beautifully appointed and we had an idyllic visit-our family loves to travel and staying here was such a treat. We hope to return. All the best to you and yours!

- Mark, NY

(submitted 03-21-2023)

Thank you for this amazing view, nicely appointed kitchen & beach accessories. We really enjoyed the spaces with our three families. Lots of outdoor lounge space and plenty of personal space! St. John is a beautiful island and we felt right at home in Mare Blu.

- Coleen, Massachusetts

(submitted 02-24-2023)

We found Villa Mare Blu to be everything advertised and more. We travel with our family a lot all over the world. Quite often the rental homes do not have adequately stocked kitchens, substandard bedding and a host of things that can't be seen in photos. None of that is true about this house. It is stocked with everything you can imagine. The upholstery is nicely kept and the grounds are beautiful. Each bedroom is private and they all have views of the beautiful bay below. Everything is perfect. The phots do show how wonderfully situated the home is on the water--amazing sunrises! We had a great week at the home and the homes concierge could not hve been more attentive. We hope to return to Villa Mare blu soon.

- Lance, South Carolina

(submitted 01-04-2023)

Our family was blessed to celebrate 2 birthdays, an anniversary and New Years in your beautiful home, on this beautiful island. St. John exceeded our expectations: the beach’s, the trails, the food and the accommodations were wonderful!! The house gave everyone personal space as well as perfect gathering spaces!! Happy New Year

- Dennis & Rita, NC

(submitted 01-03-2023)

Teri, Thank you so much for providing such a magical place to celebrate our parents 50th wedding anniversary. This is our 4th trip to St. John and Mare Blu was the perfect place for our family!! We are thankful and made amazing memories here!!!

- Jennifer, Texas

(submitted 12-06-2022)

St. John is our favorite vacation spot and Mare Blu is by far my favorite rental!!! Thank You for letting us spend quality friend & family time at your villa.

- Bill, Massachusetts

(submitted 09-01-2022)

We stayed at Mare Blu ( 6 adults & 3 teenagers) during the summer and had an absolute ball. The amenities were top notch. The rooms were well appointed and situated so that everyone had privacy. The layout of the house was perfect for multiple

families or people of various ages to have their own space, as well as great space to hang out together. Would Highly recommend to anyone going yo St. John. Looking forward to a return visit.

- Kelly, Michigan

(submitted 08-15-2022)

I spent the most wonderful time at Mare Blu July 20th to 27th. I absolutely loved everything about our stay. The Villa was so beautiful and each room was so suited to an enjoyable experience. I can’t wait to stay again. Thank you for sharing your amazing villa with us.

- Charlotte S, Ohio

(submitted 08-06-2022)

Beautiful Villa with AMAZING view!

We fell in love with St. John and LOVED everything about Mare Blu. From the colorful decor, furnishings, location and view, this property lived up ans surpassed every expectation we had. The layout of the home was perfect for our group of 4 couples(family). We all felt so spoiled and comfortable. The outdoor showers were amazing and the house is equipped with everything you need and more. We are definitely planning a return trip to Mare Blu.

Thank you Teri & Bernie for a wonderful vacation!

- Shari, South Carolina

(submitted 08-01-2022)

This is our second time here at Mare Blu, we all had a wonderful time. We just LOVE your home, looking forward to a return visit next year. Thank You from the whole family

- Dan, Florida

(submitted 07-18-2022)

Our 1st trip to St. John-we are Mexico addicts.... and in 7 days we are 100% converted. Thank you for the use of your AMAZING home it was perfect and I hope we can return ASAP. Much Love

- Nora, Kentucky

(submitted 07-09-2022)

Thank you so much for allowing us to stay at your amazing home. While this is our 6th trip to St. John, we were blessed to bring some of our family for the first time. Your villa was a big part of creating some precious Memories. Thank you!

- Kista, Kentucky

(submitted 07-06-2022)

A group of good friends (11 in all) stayed at Mare Blu and had a great time. The accommodations and the beauty of the villa is comparable to a high end resort. It's all at Mare Blu, several rooms and outdoor spaces to gather and not always be on top of each other. The kitchen is well stocked with everything needed to enjoy a casual breakfast, lunch or an elegant dinner. The individual bedrooms (6) are perfect with individual air conditioning, over head ceiling fan, TV and a well-appointed bathroom.That said, you won't stay in your room, it's way to much fun to swim in the infinity pool, watch TV while in the pool, drink and enjoy the magnificent views. Midnight swim anyone?

If you want a beautiful island with accommodating locals, great beaches and fabulous restaurants go to St John and be sure to have the best of the best- Mare Blu.

- Mitch, North Carolina

(submitted 06-19-2022)

This property is setup like a boutique resort, so much more than a vacation rental. The villa had everything guests want and then some. The view is spectacular, a trip of a life time, we had a blast.

- Tommy & Jonea, South Carolina

(submitted 05-26-2022)

We had the pleasure of spending a week at the spectacular Mare Blu in April for spring break with two other families. It was spacious and beautifully appointed with an absolutely breathtaking view. Tons of hang out space, beautiful comfortable bedrooms and a chefs kitchen equipped with everything you could ever need. We will definitely be back!!!

- Katy, Georgia

(submitted 05-02-2022)

Mare Blu is hands down my absolute favorite vacation home that I've ever stayed in. It is the definition of paradise and the perfect villa for a large family or group of friends. Every room has a stunning view of the sea. The villa is beautifully maintained and I truly cannot think of anything it lacks. While I love the beaches at Saint John, I did not want to leave Mare Blu during my visit. I loved hanging out at the pool everyday with my glass of wine and gorgeous view of the sea.

Working with Teri was like working with a family friend. She goes above and beyond to ensure her renters have an excellent experience. This was my first family vacation with my 18-month-old son and Teri made sure all of my concerns were addressed. She kept me informed about the latest Covid protocols, ensured my rentals and transportation were set up and made some really great recommendations.

The property management company was also fantastic. Our point of contact, Katja, lined up a birthday cake for my sister's birthday dinner and had it delivered to the restaurant. She sent someone immediately when a screen on a sliding door started to pop out and also when we had trouble figuring out the TV remotes. The response time for every question was immediate.

I cannot recommend Mare Blu enough. My experience with Teri and the villa was outstanding. I am already trying to figure out my next stay. Thank you for everything Teri!

- Happy Renter, n/a

(submitted 03-23-2022)

I can not say enough about this amazing property! The views are breathtaking and the house is equality stunning! We had the vacation of a lifetime at Mare Blu. Each of the bedrooms were extremely clean and comfortable with beautiful views of Rendezvous Bay. Our family of 9 loved the outdoor dining area, pool and lounging area just off the pool( or as we called it, The VIP lounge!). We loved how open and expansive the property is which made it great for our large group.The property manager, Katja was so helpful and always available to answer any questions and address any needs. The home owners were lovely to work with and ensured that we felt right at home throughout our stay! If you are looking for a gorgeous St. John villa with plenty of space and breathtaking views from every square inch of the property, then you’ve found it at Mare Blu!!!

- Amanda, Maryland

(submitted 03-04-2022)

We just wanted you to know what an amazing property you have and how much of a terrific time we all had! I can"t thanks you enough for being willing too accommodate our scenario. Honestly we had the time of our lives. The kids were in awe of this place and the beauty.Best vacation of our lives! Thank you again!!!

- Susie & Tim, Massachusetts

(submitted 01-26-2022)

What a great vacation we had. This was everyone's first stay here, hopefully not our last! We are flying back home with a lifetime of memories: snorkeling with green turtles, dinner by private chefs, unbelievable views, amazing accommodations and time with family and friends where we had no worries. That last part is perhaps the most priceless.

The kids and adults were big fans of the iguanas and chickens all over the Island!

- Bryan & Jamie, South Carolina

(submitted 01-17-2022)

Thank You so much for yet again a wonderful stay at your house. This is our fourth time staying here, second time staying for New Years, and we could not have asked for a better place to begin in 2022. The skies and water were clear and blue, perfect weather to get a tan! ( back at home -Chicago we are getting 7 inches of snow! We have enjoyed getting to go to town as well as use your amazing kitchen for dinner. We have made so many memories here, including an iguana running into the pool! Don't worry, we got it out with no harm to anything or anyone. Our families cannot wait to come back and make more memories here, we love it so much!!! Happy Holidays and Happy New Year.

- Jamie &. Craig, Illinois

(submitted 01-02-2022)

A beautiful home on a beautiful island. After going to many islands over the years, this is 1st time on St. John & it is the prettiest island yet. Our family trip has been wonderful with kids and grand kids.

- Betsy, South Carolina

(submitted 08-07-2021)

No words can describe the amazing week we had here at Mare Blu. Th house is absolutely amazing-the kitchen was fully stocked, the views were stunning & the pool provided many hours of relaxation & Fun. We had two private chefs- Amazing. Thank you for sharing your little piece of Heaven with us. Hope to be back one day soon!!

- Dan & Kandi, Florida

(submitted 06-20-2021)

Our Family(my husband, my self and our 3 children 22, 20 & 18 and three of there friends) had an incredible stay at Mare Blu. Teri was absolutely amazing. Renting from her was the best vacation rental experience I have ever had. She is very prompt to answer any questions and is actively involved in every detail. She made the entire experience very personable. It was if I was renting the house from a friend.

It is hard to find words to describe Mare Blu. The home is exceptionally built and immaculately maintained.

The photos of this home simply do not do it justice. From the time the gates open and you enter the property you feel like you have arrived at your own personal paradise. Th house is beautifully decorated and appointed, yet it is completely comfortable and casual.

You will find that Teri has created this home to open up and share with others as if they are her personal houseguests. She has thought of every single detail and has provided everything, and I mean EVERYTHING you will need for your stay. All you need is some bathing suits, casual clothes, and food(seriously). Thank You Teri and Bernie for sharing your home with us. We had an amazing stay and dream of our next visit.

- Ellen, North Carolina

(submitted 06-12-2021)

Your home is simply amazing with absolutely no detail overlooked. The entire house is truly designed to relax and unwind.

Thank you so much for having the house so well stocked with everything we could possibly need in the kitchen, beach towels and chairs. WE had a wonderful time. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home! We hope to come back again.

- Craig, North Carolina

(submitted 05-08-2021)

We LOVED our stay & could not have imagined a more beautiful place to relax and unwind. The amazing view and pool were such highlights and enjoyed by all.

We spent many moments trying to figure out how we could make our stay at Mare Blu an annual event, we LOVED it that much!!

With appreciation for sharing your beautiful home.

- Colleen, Vermont

(submitted 04-24-2021)

Teri & Bernie We really appreciate your extending the date for us to visit your spectacular villa when the pandemic hit last year. The wait made us even more excited when we arrived.

Went to most of the beaches within the park, chartered a power boat, swam with the turtles and laid back on the best sand on the planet.

At the villa the kids spent most of the time in your great pool-and the adults were not far behind. The cooking and eating arrangements is perfect. Thank You for making your wonderful home available and we are looking forward to a return visit.

- Don, Wisconsin

(submitted 03-28-2021)

Teri & Bernie your home is absolutely beautiful! Our trip came at a time when we really needed it and your home was the perfect place to relax & unwind. Thank you for your hospitality!! We created memories that will last a lifetime.

- Betsy Ann, Mississippi

(submitted 01-03-2021)

Had a Fantastic time & LOVED the house. Wish we had booked a second week!

- Sherry, Virginia

(submitted 07-18-2020)

Mare Blu was a DREAM

our family, as well as two other families, had the pleasure of staying at Mare Blu recently. It was our first time visiting St. John and we were amazed at the beauty and kindness the people of the island showed us! Mare Blu was a dream...absolutely stunning views, gorgeous infinity pool, and every amenity one could possibly ever need during their stay! Our days started with coffee outside overlooking the turquoise sea, followed by a swim in the pool, a trip to the beach for pristine snorkeling and sun loving fun, and ending with a fantastic dinner cooked on the outside kitchen/grill eaten on the outside dinning! Some of our favorites were the outside showers, lounging in the chaise chairs outside and exploring the grounds for crabs and iguanas-many were found and some caught for a quick observation by our boys! We could not have asked for a better place to stay and spend such a wonderful week of memories with dear friends and our family!

Thank you Mare Blu for hosting us, we will surely be back! Till we meet again...

- Brea, Rhode Island

(submitted 04-01-2020)

Exceeded All Expectations

Once again thank you for being so nice to deal with leading up to our stay at Mare Blu. As someone that has traveled to St. John numerous times, I was absolutely thrilled with Mare Blu and the time we spent there. The COVID-19 situation has allowed me and my family to close our eyes and think about the relaxing experience we just had.Remembering Mare Blu provides a mental respite from our current situation and we can thank you for that experience.

My wife and I honeymooned on St. John nearly 6 years ago and fell in Love with the island. We wanted to share our love for St. John with our young daughters and Mare Blu exceeded every expectation. The villa is ideal for multiple families and the view is breathtaking. The Villa is close to Cruz Bay and the islands best grocery store. Mare Blu was stacked with amenities and the layout allowed us to have large dinners together nearly every night. The set up is so inviting that everyone was drawn to the outdoor kitchen and infinity pool. We highly recommend Mare Blu and we will be back for another adventure soon.

- Steve, Rhode Island

(submitted 03-30-2020)

While planning our trip to St. John we looked at many houses and Mare Blu was the favorite! Upon arriving it did not disappoint one bit! Stunning architecture and fun color was just what you'd expect for an island villa. The views are breathtaking and the house is stocked with everything you need from the kitchen to the bathroom and everything in between. We were a party of 6 adults and 6 kids and everyone had the time of their life. It was hard to leave and definitely a place we'd make our home again next time we visit St. John. Thank you Mare Blu for opening yourself up to families so they can experience a trip of a lifetime. All the comforts of home with the beauty of paradise.!!!

- Lisa & Jason, California

(submitted 03-15-2020)

Totally Enjoyed

We had a wonderful time at Mare Blu and totally enjoyed everyday, every sunrise and sunset, watching the color change on Rendezvous bay. Our entire party appreciated the multiple spaces and amenities. The bedrooms were great, the bathrooms even better. We loved the outdoor shower in our room. Mare Blu is a wonderful spot to take in the beauty of St. John, especially on the large rotating furniture located in the room overlooking the pool and ocean.

We cannot wait till our next trip to Mare Blu.

- Dennis, North Carolina

(submitted 02-25-2020)


Our vacation at Mare Blu was fabulous! We had six couples from South Carolina, Tennessee, Florida, Colorado and Washington. We all had a fantastic time. The villa is large almost like a small boutique hotel. Finding privacy when desired was no problem. The gathering spaces were spacious and well appointed. We spent most mornings at the beautiful beaches on the north side of the island. Most afternoons we spent relaxing around the huge pool. regardless of where you stood in the villa the views were spectacular. Teri & Bernie have equipped the villa with everything a large group would need or want to have a terrific vacation. Highly recommend, can't wait to return!!

- David & Vickie, South Carolina

(submitted 02-12-2020)


Teri & Bernie

From our family to yours, thank you so much for having us in this amazing place. We all feel so lucky that we got to stay and enjoy a place as pretty & comfortable as Mare Blu. The coziness of the house helped us feel right at home & the incredible views helped us feel right on vacation! What I would call a perfect mix ! The memories we have made here will be with us all for a lifetime. This trip was the exact week of peace, calm & fun that we all needed. This is our 4th time here in St. John , but our first at Mare Blu & we would not change a thing!! Thank you again

- Jami, Illinois

(submitted 01-04-2020)


We have stayed in a number of villas during our many visits to St. John. I believe that Mare Blu was one of the best, if not the best villa we have ever stayed in. To begin with, the Views are fantastic. Even the ubiquitous telephone wire didn't get in the way. The place is well equipped with tableware, glassware, water toys, beach chairs, etc.. The villa is in a good location, close to town. It was very clean.There are two large common areas for our group to all get together. And most importantly, the beds were GREAT! We had nine people in our group: seniors, adults, a teenager and kids. There is a choice of bedrooms, so that the seniors didn't have to climb a lot of stairs and people can be isolated when they want to be. We were there during Carnival week and ate in a few nights. It was very nice to have a table that would accommodate all of us. The two dishwashers really came in handy. This was a week and a villa we will never forget!

- Frank, Florida

(submitted 07-12-2019)

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