About Star Villas

Star Villas are affordable Cruz Bay vacation rentals with casual island ambiance located on St. John, US Virgin Islands

For those looking for Cruz Bay hotels but in a more affordable casual island setting, Star Villas is absolutely the best choice!

We offer affordable St. John lodging for every style and budget, all conveniently located in a quiet, shady residential area of Cruz Bay with casual island ambiance, wonderful ocean views, and just steps from beautiful Frank Bay Beach!

We have owned and personally managed Star Villas in Cruz Bay for over 30 years. We take great pride in each of our rental units, and make it our personal mission to ensure that each of our rental properties is well maintained and clean.

Ocean Views and walking distance to Cruz Bay and Frank Bay Beach

Frank Bay Beach with views to St. Thomas. Walking distance from Star Villas.

Frank Bay Beach with views to St. Thomas. Walking distance from Star Villas.

Star Villas offers a unique selection of affordable Cruz Bay studio and rental homes on the island of St. John.

We live within steps of each of the properties and are always available to help you in any way, from the moment we pick you up at the Cruz Bay ferry dock until the time we drop you back on the dock for your trip home.

Once you have stayed with us, you will understand why we receive such high praises from our guests.

Whether it’s your honeymoon, anniversary, or just some time away, we welcome you to enjoy your next affordable St. John vacation in one of Star Villa’s affordable rentals. Stay with us and see why so many of our guests return year after year!


We have owned and personally managed Star Villas in Cruz Bay for over 30 years.

Star-Villas-Bob-and-MarleneMarlene Carney is a 4th generation Virgin Islander who has seen St. John grow from a sleepy vacation retreat for a handful of people to a bustling tourist economy. Marlene started her short term rental business on St John in 1981 with two small homes, and since then it has grown to nine. Marlene left her job as a school nurse on St Thomas to devote more time to her new rental business and she has never regretted making that move.

Marlene has made many friends of returning guests and believes in providing a superior level of service to all guests. All guests are treated as she would like to be treated.

Bob Malacarne has been a licensed EMT since 1995 and served as Chief of St. John Rescue for three years. He is now its Training Officer. He wrote a column in the local newspaper, The Tradewinds, regarding emergency services as well. Bob continues to be actively involved in St. John, and recently was awarded the St John Rotary Club’s “Community Service Award” (Oct. 2008)

Prior to moving to St. John, Bob was a volunteer firefighter in Rhode Island from 1963 – 1998 while teaching school in the same area (1968 – 1998). During his 29th year of teaching, the faculty and students of Narragansett Pier School dedicated the yearbook to Bob in 1997. Bob was also chosen for “Who’s Who in American Teachers” in 1994. His volunteer work in the States included assisting Rhode Island children with cancer through the “Tomorrow Fund.”

Marlene and Bob have been “loving” Star Villas together since 2000. We make every effort to insure that our guests have a peaceful and memorable stay with us at Star Villas.