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Kamabesu Villa Ocean View 2-14 Ppl

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Last updated: 12/02/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Fish Bay villa description

MO-vember Rates
$2480/week sleeps up to 4 ppl in 2 bedrooms
$3040/week sleeps up to 6 ppl in 3 bedrooms
$3520/week sleeps up to 8ppl in 4 bedrooms
$4240/week sleeps up to 10 ppl in 5 bedrooms
$4720/week sleeps upto 13 ppl in 5 bedrooms

Kamabesu Villa 2 Bedrooms Main House
$3,100/week — Sleeps 2–4
Kamabesu Villa 3 Bedrooms
$3,800/week — Sleeps 4–6
Kamabesu Villa 4 Bedrooms
$4,400/week — Sleeps 6–8
Kamabesu Villa 5 Bedrooms
$5,300/week — Sleeps 8–10
Kamabesu Villa 5 Bedrooms & Queen Aero Bed
$5,900/week — Sleeps 11–13

IN SEASON Dec 14, 2014 - April 17, 2015
*Christmas week $11,000 (5 bedroom sleeps up to 13 ppl)
*President's week $9,000 (4 bedroom sleeps up to 10 ppl)

Kamabesu Villa 2 Bedrooms Main House
$5,300/week — Sleeps 2–4
Kamabesu Villa 3 Bedrooms
$6,000/week — Sleeps 4–6
Kamabesu Villa 4 Bedrooms
$6,750/week — Sleeps 6–8
Kamabesu Villa 5 Bedrooms
$7,700/week — Sleeps 8–10
Kamabesu Villa 5 Bedrooms & Queen Aero Bed
$8,500/week — Sleeps 11–13

OFF SEASON April 18 - Aug 30, 2015
Kamabesu Villa 2 Bedrooms Main House
$2,700/week — Sleeps 2–4
Kamabesu Villa 3 Bedrooms
$3,000/week — Sleeps 4–6
Kamabesu Villa 4 Bedrooms
$4,300/week — Sleeps 6–8
Kamabesu Villa 5 Bedrooms
$4,100/week — Sleeps 8–10
Kamabesu Villa 5 Bedrooms & Queen Aero Bed
$4,600/week — Sleeps 11–13

Kamabesu Villa, pronounced kuh-Mä’-beh- soo’, overlooking quiet Fish Bay on tranquil St. John in the US Virgin Islands, is the perfect place to relax and unwind. The screen enclosed veranda offers stunning views on St. John’s south shore and refreshing tropical breezes keeping the temperatures at bay. Kamabesu is in a private residential location only minutes to the walking paths of Reef Bay, Ditleff Point, Fish Bay and Klein Bay beaches. The shallow reefs and shoals in these waters offers great snorkeling making them a must see during your visit. St. John is noted for the fine white sand beaches on its north shore: Hawksnest, Trunk, Cinnamon, Maho and Francis Bays just a short 10 to 15 minute drive. Kamabesu is only minutes from downtown Cruz Bay, the ferry dock, groc

Owner's Ammenities: The owner’s great loves include beach lounging, gardening, cooking, literature and movies. Kamabesu Villa features multiple amenities for these hobbies from the extensive Library of Books to the Catalogs of Music, DVDs, Games and Videos as well as all the tools a pampered chef could desire.

Movie classics such as Bridge over the River Kwai, Rear Window, The God Father I-III, Braveheart and Moulin Rouge are just highlights in the collection. Surround sound from speakers mounted on the ceiling transforms the living room into your own viewing theater and the rustling of the Caribbean winds only enhances the experience.

Lush gardens with Orchids, Oleander, Hibiscus, Bouganvillia and Fan Palms border the driveway providing privacy and improving the views through the eyes and nose. Fruit trees like mango, papaya, coconut, lime and genip (a local fruit) produce seasonally on the property. Kamabesu is currently adding a pool and 2 bedrooms to the lower level of the property which is 70 f

Family Inspired: Kamabesu (pronounced Ka-MA-ba-sue) Villa is a place where families feel welcome and comfort is primary. Like her namesakes, the four sisters whom inspired this house: Katie, Maggie, Betsy and Susan, Kamabesu embodies casual sophistication.

The Tartas began visiting the tropics 25 years ago and over time fell in love with the beautiful island of St. John. After many seasons to the same spot, Fish Bay, the Tartas purchased Kamabesu focusing on it’s transformation into a tropical paradise.

Joe & Paula, parents to the Kamabesu girls, have invested their hearts and are happy to welcome you to their home. They are both avid gardeners and believe a vacation home should be more comfortable than the one you left. Paula hand painted the details in all the bathrooms including the 6 foot Palm tree and international phrases for 'Water is Precious.' Joe’s hands-on approach to the garden has fortified the house with a wall of plantings offering privacy and beauty to all guests.

Kitchen Capable: Kamabesu’s kitchen is fully equipped including a refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, oven/stove top, pots, pans, serving platters and even an ice machine for blended drinks! This kitchen is capable of preparing any meal, from quiet intimate dinners on the cool verandah to a family BBQ with burgers and ribs on the gas grill outside.


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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


      • Breakfast - Booking Possible
      • Dinner - Booking Possible

      Onsite Services

      • Housekeeper Optional
      • Concierge
      • Massage
      • Private Chef


      • Children Welcome
      • Pets Considered

      Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 13-16

      • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 baby crib


      • Bedroom 2: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon

        Queen Aero Bed...moreless

      • Bedroom 3: 1 king, 1 baby crib

        Pack n' Play...moreless

      • Bedroom 4: 1 king, 1 twin/ single

        Roll away available...moreless

      • Bedroom 5: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

        The single beds are bunk beds and the lower bed is a full...moreless

      • There are 5 master suites with 5 bathrooms and one queen size blow up bed and one full size bunk bed allowing for 2-3 children to sleep on it. There is also a portable crib....moreless

      Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

      Other Amenities

          • Caretakers Dawn & Craig Cox live on property in the caretaker's apartment and will provide you with custom welcome services as well as orientation to the island and property in detail. They will offer concierge services or you can book specific items with their guidance or simply meet them for the keys. Dawn & Craig are available to make your stay as relaxing as possible whether that means being invisible or available. We know you'll enjoy the personalized service that Kamabesu prides herself on. ...moreless


          • Books
          • Books For Adults
          • Books For Kids
          • CD Player
          • DVD Player
          • Games
          • Music Library
          • Satellite / Cable:

            Basic Cable on one Television in the living room of the main house. ...moreless

          • Stereo
          • Television
          • Toys
          • VCR
          • Video Library


          • Away From It All
          • Family
          • Romantic
          • Sports & Activities
          • Tourist Attractions


          • Botanical Garden
          • Duty Free Shops
          • Forests
          • Library
          • Reefs
          • Restaurants
          • Ruins
          • Waterfalls

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Babysitter
          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services

          Leisure Activities

          • Beachcombing
          • Boating
          • Eco Tourism
          • Horseback Riding
          • Paddle Boating
          • Photography
          • Scenic Drives
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking
          • Whale Watching

          Location Type

          • Beach View:

            Views from Main Level look toward the South Shore where magnificent sunrises can be appreciated by the early riser....moreless

          • Mountain View
          • Near The Ocean
          • Ocean View:

            Ocean View from all bedrooms except one in The Club House on the main level nor from the lower room in the club house which has a garden view. . Views throughout the house facing south....moreless

          • Water View

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Basketball Court
          • Cycling
          • Deepsea Fishing
          • Fishing
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Hiking
          • Jet Skiing
          • Kayaking
          • Paragliding
          • Parasailing
          • Sailing
          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
          • Snorkeling
          • Snorkeling/Diving
          • Surf Fishing
          • Surfing
          • Swimming
          • Tennis
          • Water Skiing
          • Wind-Surfing


          • Child's Highchair
          • Dining Area
          • Dining Room
          • Seating for 12 people


          • Activities Guide
          • Air Conditioning:

            A/C in all bed rooms & living areas...moreless

          • Alarm Clock
          • Ceiling Fans
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Filtered Water
          • Hair Dryer
          • Internet
          • Iron & Board
          • Laundry Soap
          • Linens Provided
          • Living Room
          • Local Activities Guide
          • Local Maps
          • Parking
          • Safe
          • Telephone:

            Local calls free...moreless

          • Toilet Paper
          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Wireless Internet:

            Internet can be affected by the weather and slows when multiple devices are on at the same time. To avoid slowing the DSL wireless service please turn off smart phones and laptops when not in use. ...moreless


          • Blender
          • Catering Available:

            Concierge and Catering services available through the care takers, Katie & Bryan call 340-775-7108 for details. Provisioning can be ordered in advance and left in the house for you upon arrival as well....moreless

          • Coffee Grinder
          • Coffee Maker
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Dishwasher
          • Freezer
          • Grill
          • Ice Maker
          • Kitchen:

            Ice-Machine for tropical drinks!...moreless

          • Microwave
          • Oven
          • Pantry Items
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Stove
          • Toaster


          • Balcony
          • Barbecue
          • Beach Chairs
          • Beach Towels
          • Deck / Patio
          • Gazebo
          • Lanai / Gazebo:

            Leading from each bedroom a small overhang that allows for breathtaking views...moreless

          • Large Cooler
          • Lawn / Garden
          • Outdoor Grill
          • Outdoor Grill Gas
          • Patio
          • Porch / Veranda
          • Screen Porch / Veranda
          • Small Cooler
          • Terrace
          • Wood Deck

          Pool / Spa

          • Outdoor Pool
          • Private Pool:

            Large, in ground, cement, fresh water non-chlorinated pool filtration system. ...moreless

          House Cleaning

              • Housekeeper Optional


              Write a review 4.9
              from 27 traveler reviews
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Christmas Rates 2014
              Dec 20 - Jan 3, 2015
              7 night min stay

              In Season Winter Rates 2015
              Jan 4 - Feb 13, 2015
              5 night min stay
              $5,300 $19,000

              Rates are based on 4 guests; add $65 per night, per additional guest

              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates


              • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
              • Taxes Not included


              Please note that rates depend on seasonality and number of guests on property. Please contact us directly for a custom quote. Prices range from $2600/week for 4 guests in the off season to $10,000/wk for up to 14 guests in season. Holiday rates apply.

              To book we require a signed contract with copy of your driver's license and 50% deposit. Final payment is due 30 days prior to arrival along with $300 security fee.

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              Last updated: 12/02/2014
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                "A favorite Hike on island. It is not for the faint of heart, however, plan on wearing good s..."

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                "Best Sushi on island."

              • The Waterfront Bistro

                "You couldn't ask for a nicer venue, right on the water with excellent food and care."

              • Ditleff Point Beach

                "Beach is about 15 min walking distance from the house and is a great location for snorkeling..."

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              20 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              St. Thomas
              2 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Woody's Saloon
              3.5 Miles
              Nearest Ferry
              Cruz Bay
              2 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              La Tapa
              1 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Reef Bay

              Car: Necessary

              Kamabesu Villa is located about 200 feet above level located over breezy Fish Bay. It has an easy access flat driveway suitable for guest arrivals and luggage unloading. The main house is 60 feet up on stilts over looking the lower decks and expansive pool. Only 15 minutes from town, this villa is situated in a residential neighborhood enjoying privacy and convenience to hubs like grocery stores, ferry dock and restaurants.

              Other Activities: Hiking


              Manager info

              Year Purchased: 2004

              About: Joe & Paula purchased the house with family in mind. Expanding from a 3 - 7 bedroom villa this property has grown as their family has. With 4 daughters (Katie, Maggie, Betsy and Susan) now grown up and with families of their own it is still the spot they all come for special occasions.

              Why Fish Bay:
              As a 5 bedroom rental property (the two bedroom apartment is reserved for the on-site caretakers) the house boasts a family feel without everyone being on top of each other. Having been part of the step by step process to expand every detail has been accounted for.

              The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
              Caretakers Dawn & Craig Cox offer on-site first hand knowledge of the island with concierge services available to improve your vacation and island stay. The house has the ability to offer privacy and togetherness as each bedroom has its own bathroom. The Main House which holds two of the 5 bedrooms and the Club House holds the other 3.

              Contact us

              Speaks: english

              Guestbook comments from the property manager

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              • View Upon entering Villa

                View Upon entering Villa

              • Mahogany Furniture Living room

                Mahogany Furniture Living room

              • I Spy

                I Spy

              • Details


              • Looking up

                Looking up

              • Kamabesu Villa Main Level looking down toward pool and over Fish Bay

                Kamabesu Villa Main Level looking down toward pool and over Fish Bay

              • Kamabesu Property with pool, deck, gazebo & Club House in background

                Kamabesu Property with pool, deck, gazebo & Club House in background

              • The Club House

                The Club House

              • The Club House White Room

                The Club House White Room

              • Kitchenette of Club House

                Kitchenette of Club House

              • Lower Suite in Cub House

                Lower Suite in Cub House

              • Breakfast Nook in Banana Tree and Papaya Garden

                Breakfast Nook in Banana Tree and Papaya Garden

              • Kamabesu Villa Entry

                Kamabesu Villa Entry

              • Dining Alfresco on screened in porch looking over Fish Bay

                Dining Alfresco on screened in porch looking over Fish Bay

              • Master Mahogany Bedroom

                Master Mahogany Bedroom

              • The Turtle Room in Main House

                The Turtle Room in Main House

              • Pool Lounging looking South

                Pool Lounging looking South

              • Kamabesu Villa Main Level Entry

                Kamabesu Villa Main Level Entry

              • Flat Driveway

                Flat Driveway

              • The Club House Entry

                The Club House Entry

              • The Club House Blue Room

                The Club House Blue Room

              • The Club House Bathroom

                The Club House Bathroom

              • Water View -Kamabesu is just above ocean

                Water View -Kamabesu is just above ocean

              • Tire swing taking a rest at Oppenheimer Beach after much use!

                Tire swing taking a rest at Oppenheimer Beach after much use!

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              This listing was first published here in 2006.

              Date last modified - Sunday, December 21, 2014

              $750 - $1,571 per night (USD)

              5 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 16

              View calendar: Updated 12/02/14
              Minimum stay: 5-7 nights
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              Member since: 2006
              Speaks: english
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