Bongo Bongo - Chocolate Hole

2 Bedrooms | 2 Baths | 4 Max. Guests

Beds Baths Location High Season
1/2/24 - 4/17/24
Low Season
4/18/24 - 12/18/24
Max Guests
2 2 Chocolate Hole $5,600 (1-4)
$3,850 (1-4)

Thanksgiving Week $3920 / Christmas or New Year's Week $7000

Open dates - New Year's on St John!

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A/C Internet - High speed, whole house, WiFi. IPod Base Station - Wireless Airplay for your music. Kids allowed - Children over 12 welcome!
Yes - Salt water pool (salt water generated) Yes Audio Sound System Cable TVs - Fire TV (for your Netflix, Amazon and other accounts)
Washer/Dryer Ocean view

Bongo Bongo is a great vacation home designed for traveling couples or small families that are looking for the amenities often found only in larger homes. Bongo Bongo is also close to town, easy to reach and handsomely decorated and furnished. And above all, Bongo Bongo is designed to be a fun place to spend your down time on St. John.

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The Location
Bongo Bongo is nestled into a lush hillside overlooking St. John's South Shore in conveniently located Chocolate Hole North, less than a minute from the Westin Resort, less than five minutes from Starfish Market, and both the passenger ferry dock downtown and the car barge dock at Enighed Pond.
It's also just a short and easy drive, on paved roads all the way, to the fine dining and shopping in Cruz Bay.

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  • All AC!
  • A 75 foot long covered veranda that stays cool and breezy all day long.
  • Two large pool decks that get sun from mid-morning to sunset.
  • A 40 foot long swimming pool, one of the largest pools on St. John.
  • A poolside wet bar.
  • A Sundance spa
  • Wireless Airplay for your music.
  • High speed, whole house, WiFi.
  • Cable, Fire TV (for your Netflix, Amazon and other accounts)
  • Two very private bedrooms with frosty air conditioning and en suite baths,each with both inside and outside showers.
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Enjoy the great and varied views from Hart Bay and the sounds of the surf, to Chocolate Hole and its sail boats coming and going, French Cap on the horizon, St. Croix on a clear day, the twinkling lights of St. Thomas at night, and the open Caribbean Sea.

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View from Bongo Bongo Villa.

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....Relax and enjoy Bongo Bongo's sunsets.....

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Bongo Bongo Orchid


Bongo Bongo Orchid

Bongo Bongo Sunset

Bongo Bongo Sunset

A wonderful way to start the day with a beautiful rainbow...

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Bongo Bongo Floor Plan

floor plan

Enjoy dining, happy hour and the beach at the Westin Resort just a 2 minute drive away!

seaside dining

Large pool deck with plenty of room....and a view!

porch and lounge chairs

View across pool to full length covered porch.

villa pool

Your oasis pool at Bongo Bongo..

Bongo bongo pool

Spacious air conditioned private suites.


Bedrooms have sliders to enjoy the views.

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View from Greatroom showing entryway and dining area.

dining area of villa

Kitchen area in Greatroom.

All air-conditioned.

kitchen and living area of villa

Breathtaking views from Greatroom.

gorgeous sunset views

View from hot tub across pool, pool deck and hillside.

pool and hot tub

View from sidedeck and pool of the Caribbean Sea beyond.


Enjoy relaxing under the covered deck.....

ample outdoor seating

At the end of your day view the sunset from your hot tub.

villa hot tub

A Caribbean twilight...

exterior in evening

View from the doorway of one of the king bedrooms.

panoramic sunset view from st john villa

Bedrooms have both indoor and outdoor showers.

outdoor shower

Bright and spacious baths.


Breakfast poolside


Vacations are taking time out to relax!


Beautiful bougainvillea lined driveway inviting you in!

Bongo Bongo is a non-smoking villa.

Bongo Bongo Driveway

Guest Reviews;

...April 2024 - This property is really special! It has been on my radar for years, but it took the right time and people to make it happen. Indoor/outdoor living is the way to go! Once we found the outdoor speaker capabilities, the party was on! The privacy offered by two equal master suites is unparalleled. The beds were the most comfortable of any property we've ever rented. The owners clearly had a unique Caribbean-style vision, and I am so grateful they continue to share it with fellow island beach bums. Bongo Bongo is a strange, beautiful mix of over-the-top but down-to-earth! I have a strong feeling we will be back soon.

....."We absolutely fell in love with Bongo Bongo while staying there last year (2012) ane booked it as soon as we returned home for the following year.  The setup is perfect for two cuples as you have complete privacy and the pool and deck are just beautiful.  The kitchen is open and perfect for entertaining or just hanging out and there is a great soundsytem as well.  We are very much looking forward for our return visit."...John and Maria..

..."Actions speak louder than words, and we are repeat guests of Bongo Bongo (and customers of Carefree Getaways). Breathtaking views, fabulous amenities…what more can you ask for? It is perfect for one couple, but can comfortably accommodate up to four guests in its two, air-conditioned and very comfortable master suites. Bongo Bongo was designed for St. John living as we believe it should be lived, with the seamless melding of indoor and outdoor spaces. Its main kitchen/living/dining area open up onto a massive patio that spans the length of the house. It has a huge pool with a cool water feature and a black granite bottom so it is always the perfect temperature. We’ve spent many a lazy afternoon lounging in and around the pool with a cocktail in hand, gazing at the views of Chocolate Hole with St. Thomas in the distance. Sunsets here are exquisite. For those who love to cook, like we do, the kitchen is extremely well equipped. There is virtually nothing you might want that isn’t already here. Clearly a lot of thought, love and care has gone into the selection of artwork, furniture, appliances, fixtures—even the paint colors—at Bongo Bongo as it runs circles around the other villas we’ve stayed in. We ADORE Bongo Bongo, and cannot wait to return!..-Barbara and Marc , Dec. 2012"...

...""This was our second visit to Bongo Bongo, and was every bit as enjoyable as the first.  It was brand new when we were first there 5-6 years ago, but it shows surprisingly little wear in the interim.  We loved the open air feeling that pervades the villa, especially the "indoor" planting adjacent to the covered dining area.  The view of Chocolate Hole, and St. Thomas is exquisite, particularly the sunsets on clear evenings. Other very positive features are the proximity to Cruz Bay, and the Hot Tub which we used every afternoon upon our return from island adventures.  We found that because of the Western exposure, the afternoon sun can be very bright and hot, so we tended to plan our day so as to return to the villa late in the afternoon.  There is a gentle, cool breeze every evening, and we never needed the AC.  We loved our visit, and will return  in a couple of years.  Bruce"...

..."Thank you so much for helping me with renting Bongo Bongo. It was very nice to meet you. We LOVED the house! Can't wait to come back...hopefully next year if not sooner. We were all very comfortable in the house. Beautiful setting. Enjoyed the pool and spa. Very relaxing.  Thanks again, Lynne Smith"...

...."We absolutely LOVED Bongo Bongo! It was just perfect! The house is beautiful and the deck and pool are spectacular. We loved realizing by the pool as the sun set after a day at the beach. The kitchen was wonderful- my husband is a chef and he loved cooking in the kitchen. I truly think that the owners thought of everything when they built this villa. And Carefree Getaways was so easy to work with! You answered all of my questions so quickly and helped arrange our Jeep rental. I will definitely be back to St. John and will definitely be booking with you again in the future. -Amanda"...

..."Thank you to the owners of Bongo Bongo and the Carefree Getaways Crew!  Bongo Bongo is the absolute BEST house we have stayed in on St. John so far (and we have been visiting for 7 years).  It is perfection for 2 couples.  The layout is brilliant, the views are incredible, the pool and pool deck are stunning, the décor is upscale and cool, and the place is in top notch condition.  We absolutely LOVED hanging out on the patio watching the sun go down over St. Thomas.  The chairs and couches were so comfortable and the layout was very convenient- just steps from the kitchen.  At night, we enjoyed the hot tub while overlooking the twinkling lights of St. John and St. Thomas.  When we left, getting to and from the house was a snap- a very convenient location close to town, and also easy to get to all the north shore beaches.  It’s about a 3 min or less drive to the Westin.  We were there in February and the temperature was perfect- we barely needed the AC in the bedrooms, but when we did turn it on, wow- it made the bedrooms icy in no time!  We never even thought about needing AC anywhere else- the breezes and fans were plenty.
Our only complaint about Bongo Bongo is that it doesn’t have 4 bedrooms so that we can bring more friends.  Come on guys, build us a few more great bedrooms with all the fantastic art on the walls!  We could have stayed at Bongo Bongo for months (I wish!).  It really feels like a home, and definitely has all the comforts of home, only with that incredible view.  I have talked to other friends that have stayed at Bongo Bongo and they all agree with me- it is one of the best houses on St. John.  See for yourself!   Laura Franks"...

Dear Carefree,  I just wanted to send a quick note to thank your operation from top to bottom for a completely seemless and enjoyable st.john experience for myself and my family. From the time we stepped off the plane to Ivan's smile there was little for us to do except have fun an relax. I have enclosed one of my favorite photo's which was one of the many rainbows we saw during the course of our stay. The villa was perfect for our needs and just an all around neat place to stay. Thank you for a job well done. Matt------ and family / July 2018

..."We couldn't have been happier with Bongo Bongo! I have never stayed in a villa vacation rental that was so well equipped. Every detail was thought of. The pool!!! The decks! Everything!! The pictures just don't do it justice. We will be back!!!

Thank you for sharing your beautifil house!"...January 2021



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Beds Baths Location High Season
1/2/24 - 4/17/24
Low Season
4/18/24 - 12/18/24
Max Guests
2 2 Chocolate Hole $5,600 (1-4)
$3,850 (1-4)

Thanksgiving Week $3920 / Christmas or New Year's Week $7000

Open dates - New Year's on St John!

Call for Holiday Rates

*Rates shown are weekly.

2024 Dates
High Season: January 2, 2024 - April 17, 2024
Low Season: April 18, 2024 - December 18, 2024
Thanksgiving Week: November 21 - November 28, 2024
Holiday Season: December 19, 2024 - January 2, 2025

2025 Dates
High Season: January 2, 2025 - April 20, 2025
Low Season: April 20, 2025 - November 23, 2025
Thanksgiving Week: November 23 - November 30, 2025
Low Season: November 30, 2025 - December 19, 2025
Holiday Season: December 19, 2025 - January 2, 2026

All rates subject to 12.5% USVI Hotel Tax. A $35 non-refundable security deposit and $35 reservation fee are required.
Rates are subject to change without notice.

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