Renting a car is necessary and required when staying at Into the Mystic Villa. Keep in mind that car rental agencies do not rent to anyone under the age of 26. Although you can walk to restaurants and shopping from the villa it is a pretty steep walk back up to the villa and a car is needed to get to beaches. Four wheel drive is not necessary to get to the villa but might be a good idea if you want to do some exploring or hiking.
Most of the car rental agencies are in walking distance of the ferry dock in Cruz Bay. Please see the links below for Car Rental options on St. John. It is important to let the agency you select know that you are staying in Coral Bay and that you need a full tank of gas. It is also important that you consider that most companies close by 5pm when booking flights. There are two gas stations on the island both in Cruz Bay. Most car rental companies meet you at the dock in St. John or are walking distance from the dock.
Contact us for recommendations if you prefer to rent your vehicle on St. Thomas and utilize the car ferry to get to St. John.