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 CJ
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Has anyone stayed at Bongo Bongo? I know this is a fairly new villa and when I originally rented this -- there was only one person on the forum that had stayed there and that has been months ago. We are heading to St. John on the7th of July! I am sure the villa will be perfect, but just asking for input since it is new. Anything we need to bring? Also still trying to figure out a day charter to Jost Van Dyke -- trying to figure out sail trip v. fast boat -- and still can't decide!

 
Posted : June 25, 2007 10:26 pm
 Pia
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Here is a villa review from Bongo Bongo (from the "other forum 🙂 ) It was posted by Mary Beth - thanks Mary Beth 🙂

If you haven't followed their blog it is a "must read"

http://bongobongostjohn.com/blog/index.html

"Bongo Bongo - West Indies casual elegance. It is exotic. It is comfortable. And .. get ready for this … it’s SEXY! Now I don’t mean that in a down and dirty, getting it on, kinda way (although that is certainly an option!). It’s more about the attention to detail that has been given to this home. There has been thought here .. and as we know .. money. Plenty of it.

I started composing this post as I was floating in the pool watching the full moon rise over Bongo Bongo, while Charlie was in the kitchen preparing our rib eyes for the grill. If that ain’t sexy I don’t know what is!

I’m a total dork for details. So I will be happy to tell you about a few. The lighting of this place is phenomenal. The first night we were here I was in the bedroom and when I came out to the main living area Charlie said “Oh you will love this place, this is as bright as it gets”. Which was perfect. The lighting really adds to the colors that have been chosen. Warmth. Inside and out. That being said on the lighting I have to mention that I have never seen so damn many light switches in one house in my life! I still have figured out how to work all the lights but seems like Charlie has. Every night at dusk he goes around flicking them all on and this house comes to life.

The mornings are wonderful here as well. It’s warm but shady if you desire it and the breezes in the morning and at night have been wonderful. And the coffee is the best there is on the island. Fresh ground of course! But as good as the morning is, the nights are fantastic. This is our 4th night here and so far we have been out to dinner once, which is fine by us. We enjoy the evenings here.

Tile. Ok, what can be said about tile, right? Well I have to tell you the choices that were made here were great ones. The tile in the kitchen in the back splash area it lovely, especially at night. Every time I look at I see a different color and it looks as if it’s got crushed diamonds in it. And the tile used in the showers reminds me of a stained glass window compressed in to a teeny tiny tile.

The floors are magnificent. The colors of everything that has been done here are just so right for this place. I hope it has turned out exactly as Jeff and Russ wanted because there is not much about this home that I would change, if anything. And just so you know the lower pool veranda makes an excellent dance floor! "

Pia

 
Posted : June 25, 2007 10:42 pm
 KK
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Pia,
I have read the Bongo Bongo blog. It is great. Is this place pretty private? What about the privacy at the pool? Does it have A/C? Thanks for the info. KK

 
Posted : June 26, 2007 10:29 am
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The building of Bongo Bongo was very interesting to follow on their website.

Teresa

 
Posted : June 26, 2007 1:21 pm
 CJ
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I will let you know all the answers when I get back! The bedrooms are air conditioned -- the remainder of villa is open. The pool is supposed to be very private and large -- or at least this is what the blog says.

 
Posted : June 26, 2007 9:56 pm
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Hi, I'm Mary Beth! I don't come around here much but I'm always happy to answer questions about BB! We honeymooned there last year and it was fabulous! The bedrooms do have AC and the pool was very private, as was the hot tub. Hot tub located just outside the master suite.

If you have any questions before your trip feel free to drop me an email - [email protected]

 
Posted : June 27, 2007 11:45 am
 CJ
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Mary Beth,

I sent you a message via the e-mail address you provided. Thanks.

 
Posted : June 27, 2007 9:49 pm
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CJ, you have mail!

 
Posted : June 28, 2007 9:06 am
 CJ
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I got it! Thanks.

 
Posted : June 28, 2007 9:17 pm
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