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Andante by the Sea, 3 BR/3 BA Oceanfront Romantic Hideaway

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Andante by the Sea, on Hart Bay, St. John

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Last updated: 12/25/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Special offer: LAST MINUTE WINTER SPECIAL AT LOW SEASON RATES Details

Hart Bay villa description

Just minutes from the small town of Cruz Bay, with its restaurants and shopping, ideally situated on St. John's scenic southeastern shore and deliberately faced into the cooling trade winds...Andante is nestled on a shelf carved into the living rock directly above beautiful Hart Bay... high enough to look down on birds in flight... low enough to hear the sea.

Architected in modified Mediterranean-style with accents of native stone, Andante is unusual in that, while ensuring privacy, its panoramic decks offer spectacular views of both sunrise and sunset... a full 270-degrees from glittering St. Thomas east to Rams head!

There are three large bedrooms, all with sea views,private decks, full baths, and air conditioning. A canopied king-size bed and rattan furnishings with a Victorian flair grace the master bedroom along with a private deck. The two guest bedrooms have twin beds easily converted to comfortable kings and private decks.

The villa is tastefully furnished throughout in contemporary tropical rattan,teak and eclectic accents from around the world. Vaulted cypress-beamed ceilings and overhead fans accent the great room, kitchen, and two upper bedrooms.

The fully-equipped gourmet kitchen includes up to date appliances, an electric ceramic top range/convection & conventional oven, microwave, dishwasher, side-by-side refrigerator/freezer with ice maker/dispenser, whole house triple filtered and UV water systems, 'steaming hot' water dispenser, blender, coffee maker, bread maker, and espresso/cappuccino machine. A fully-automatic stainless steel gas grill and outdoor dining area for dinner under the stars is a few steps away on a trellised patio.

The pool and hot tub are strategically cantilevered into the cliff on the west side of the property for maximum views and breeze. Arise in the early morning, frolic in either, and appreciate the dramatic colors of sunrise. In the evening, sip champagne as the sounds of mellow jazz surround you and marvel at the complexity and beauty of the sunset and the clarity of the stars, while you are simultaneously warmed in the hot tub and cooled in the breezes of the ocean.

Andante comes equipped with everything you will need for a relaxed island vacation. Linens, towels, phone, fax and printer,wi fi, hi speed internet, Satellite TV with premium channels and satellite radio in the great room and in each bedroom, DVD players, surround sound multi-zoned stereo (even piped to the pool and hot tub), CD-radio, beach chairs and coolers, and an extensive selection of books and music all await you. You need bring only your bathing suit and a few clothes for forays into town.

A private rustic path winds down to the sparsely-peopled pebble and coral beach below, offering fabulous snorkeling at one the best spots on the island. A left turn at the bottom of the hill takes you for a tranquil swim in nearby Chocolate Hole. The famous north shore beaches are but a few minutes drive away for long relaxing days spent at the beach.

If 'chilling' is what you seek in your ultimate vacation, Andante is so self-contained that it is possible to 'hole up' in the villa for several days at a time, without the need to leave home. Andante is perfect for that first or second honeymoon. If you do venture out, the world-renowned beaches of the north shore and the boutiques and restaurants (ranging from funky to gourmet) of the tiny town of Cruz Bay are less than a ten-minute drive away. A fifteen-minute, seven-dollar ferry ride brings you to the bustling shopping and restaurants of St. Thomas.

The word 'Andante' defines a moderately slow, relaxed, and leisurely tempo in music. At Andante, our guests have every opportunity to slow down, rest, relax, rejuvenate, and renew.


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Property Type

      • Villa

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Bedroom 2

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          • Bedroom 3

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          • King size beds (1) A dedicated King Bed is in the Masterbedroom. The two guest bedrooms have two twin beds that can be made into comfortable king beds with "bridge" systems., Twin or Single Beds (1) The two guest bedrooms have 2 twin beds each that can be made into single comfortable Kings with a "bridge" system...moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          Entertainment

          • CD Player
          • DVD Player
          • Music Library
          • Satellite / Cable:

            Satellite/DVD with flat screen TVs in all bedroom...moreless

          • Stereo
          • VCR

          Attractions

          • Churches
          • Duty Free Shops
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Restaurants
          • Ruins

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Babysitter
          • Fitness Center
          • Groceries
          • Laundromat
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services

          Leisure Activities

          • Beachcombing
          • Bird Watching
          • Boating
          • Eco Tourism
          • Horseback Riding
          • Miniature Golf
          • Photography
          • Scenic Drives
          • Shelling
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking
          • Whale Watching
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Location Type

          • Ocean View
          • Oceanfront

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Deepsea Fishing
          • Fishing
          • Hiking
          • Kayaking
          • Mountain Biking
          • Sailing
          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
          • Snorkeling/Diving
          • Surf Fishing
          • Surfing
          • Swimming
          • Tennis
          • Wind-Surfing

          General

          • Air Conditioning:

            Air Conditioning in all three Bedrooms. There is no A/C in the greatroom, but because of abundant breezes cross-ventilating the great room and our magnificent high speed fans, non is ever needed....moreless

          • Broadband Access:

            DSL internet is available, along with WiFi. However, we remind our guests that this is an island and service is subject to the vagaries of a "small country." Service may be interrupted without notice and can take several days to be repaird. We therefore urge our guests to always come with a "back-up" plan if they have critical internet work they plan to do. There are several "internet Cafe's" available in town....moreless

          • Clothes Dryer
          • Linens Provided
          • Parking Off Street:

            Off Street parking for two cars. First come, first serve on road parking for one additional car if needed...moreless

          • Telephone:

            Andante has 2 telephone lines. One is used for the main line and one is for back-up, emergencies and for the fax-line. Neither can be used for long distance, so that we recommend that you either use your cell phone or have a long distance card available for your use....moreless

          • Washing Machine
          • Wireless Internet

          Kitchen

          • Catering Available:

            St John has a number of world class chefs and we will be happy to put your in touch with them to make your vila dining experience memorable!...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Our gourmet kitchen has everything possible to make your experience here seamless, if cooking is your passion!...moreless

          • Dishwasher
          • Ice Maker
          • Kitchen
          • Microwave
          • Refrigerator

          Outside

          • Deck / Patio:

            In addition to our separate dining room, we have an outdoor dining area under a pergola, facing the ocean, with it's own speakers so you have the option of listening to the ocean or wonderful stereo music as you dine under the stars, or catch the sunset. Additional decks abound throughout the house, from sunny to breezy and shady for that lazy afternoon nap, or curling up with that great book!...moreless

          • Outdoor Grill

          Payment Type

          • Discover
          • Mastercard
          • Visa

          Pool / Spa

          • Hot Tub
          • Private Pool:

            The private pool and hot-tub are situated on a deck cantilevered into the hill for maximal views of sunset, sunrise and starry nights. A new small pergola at the norther end of the pool deck gives a little shade from the bright sun....moreless

           

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          Special offer: LAST MINUTE WINTER SPECIAL AT LOW SEASON RATES

          Our last minute cancellation is your gain! 1/10 through 1/17 is available at Bargain Basement Low season Rates. Call us for Details, Pack your bags and get ready to escape this colc, cold winter at a fantastic bargain! You don't want to miss this deal!

          Offer for: Jan 10, 2015 - Jan 16, 2015 View calendar

          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          LAST MINUTE JANUARY SPECIAL
          Jan 10 - Jan 16, 2015
          7 night min stay

          $3,800
          EARLY HI SEASON 2015
          Jan 17 - Feb 13, 2015
          7 night min stay

          $5,800
          PRESIDENTS WEEK 2015
          Feb 14 - Feb 20, 2015
          7 night min stay

          $6,200
          flat fee
          SPRING HI SEASON 2015
          Feb 21 - Apr 10, 2015
          7 night min stay

          $5,800
          SUMMER 2015, Dbl Occup Only
          Apr 11 - Nov 20, 2015
          7 night min stay

          $3,000

          Rates are based on 2 guests; add $29 per night, per additional guest

          THANKSGIVING 2015
          Nov 21 - Nov 28, 2015
          8 night min stay

          $3,800
          flat fee
          WINTER 2015, Dbl Occup Only
          Nov 28 - Dec 18, 2015
          7 night min stay

          $3,000

          Rates are based on 2 guests; add $29 per night, per additional guest

          HOLIDAY SEASON 2015
          Dec 19 - Jan 2, 2016
          7 night min stay

          $6,450

          Additional information about rental rates

          Fees:

          • DAMAGE WAIVER FEE $35
          • Tax Rate 10%

          Notes:

          *VRBO low season quotes for 3&5 pers, inaccurate. Low Season Rates are based on per bdrm/dbl occup. to make Villa more affordable in low season. Contact us or visit andantebythesea.com for accurate lo-season quotes

          *Stays over 7 days either begin or end on Saturday.

          *Saturday to Saturday stays and 7 day minimum may be waived based on availability;

          *Discounts may be available, please contact us.

          Rates subject to change until confirmed.

          Non-refundable $500 confirmation fee collected at reservation & credited to the first payment.

          1rst payment:50% of the rental fee; due 7 days after receipt of documents

          2nd payment: 2nd 50% of rental fee + VI Hotel Tax + $35 damage waiver fee, due 8 wks before arrival

          Sat - Sat stay unless limited by availability. See our website for detailed terms.


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          Last updated: 12/25/2014
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          Location

          3 Miles
          Nearest Airport
          St. Thomas
          0.75 Miles
          Nearest Barpub
          Cruz Bay
          0.75 Miles
          Nearest Ferry
          St. John - St. Thomas Ferry; Ferries to BVI
          5 Miles
          Nearest Golf
          St Thomas
          0.75 Miles
          Nearest Restaurant
          Westin Hotel - 0.3 miles; Cruz Bay
          60 Metres
          Nearest Beach
          Hart Bay, for snorkeling, down a private path

          A luxurious Health Club nearby at the Westin Hotel. Fishing (on site) and Deep Sea fishing available. St. John is 2/3 National Park and cared for by the US National Park Service. Hiking trails, exploration of ruins, lovely beaches - all cared for by the NPS, and more secluded off road ones - abound.

           

          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 1999

          About the owner: Though neither of us is from the Boston area originally, (Rich, from Portsmouth, NH), (Marilyn, from New York City) we have both spent the majority of our adult lives there, and it was in Boston that we met as the youngest of our 4 children was just graduating high school and one of us, Marilyn, was already a grandmother. Now, almost 20 years later, we have 8 grandchildren between us and we still live just outside of Boston. When we first met, we both had dreams of owning a vacation home one day - Rich, in Martha's Vineyard, because of it's proximity; Marilyn - somewhere in the Caribbean because of it's warmth and rich culture. It didn't take a lot of convincing for Rich to adopt the 'Caribbean dream.' We did a lot of visits to both the British and US Virgin Islands, first just on vacations and then with an eye towards looking at houses. The process was daunting and we were lucky to have a person showing us around, who was very frank about all of the potential downsides, as well as the benefits of ownership . One tends to fantasize that owning a vacation rental will be like renting a vacation home, without having to pay the rent. It's not, it's hard work, but gratifying when our guests have a great time. The house has been a challenge and an evolving work of love, with each and every item in it attached to a story or memory. These years have certainly been an adventure! They have solidified us as a team. Ultimately, when we awaken in the morning at Andante and see the sun cresting over the horizon in what have to be the most beautiful sunrises ever, we feel incredibly fortunate and blessed!

          Why the Owner Chose Hart Bay:
          When we first saw the villa that is now Andante, we knew this was the one! The incredible views, the never-ending breezes, the privacy, the proximity to and the sound of the ocean were just what we were looking for, and we knew that our guests would appreciate these as well. Andante has changed so much since we purchased it, but those core things have not and were the most important. Our guests think so too.

          The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
          The most important pastime for us when we stay at Andante is to honeymoon over and over again. It's the time we set aside to spend with each other and relax. We really did choose the name because it means 'to slow down'. We do. We both catch up on reading, talking, meditating; Rich paints; I experiment in the kitchen. Sure, we have to do work - but we also take time to unwind. Whether our guests are a couple on their honeymoon, a young or extended family or a group of friends getting together yearly, we want their time together at Andante to be loving and memorable. It's important to us that if our guests want to do nothing but hole up in the villa for days at a time, that they have everything they need to be comfortable doing just that. If they want to get out and explore the vast wonders of nature that St. John has to offer they are able to come back to a spacious and relaxing 'home base.' Our guests come from high pressure lives and we want to give them every opportunity to relax and rejuvenate in total comfort and serenity.


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          Photos

          • Andante by the Sea, on Hart Bay, St. John

            Andante by the Sea, on Hart Bay, St. John

          • Andante's Dining Room & Great Room

            Andante's Dining Room & Great Room

          • Romantic Dinner for 2 by the Light of the Full Moon

            Romantic Dinner for 2 by the Light of the Full Moon

          • Andante's Outside Dining Area

            Andante's Outside Dining Area

          • Andante's West Guest Bedroom. Bed can be made into 2 twins or a King.

            Andante's West Guest Bedroom. Bed can be made into 2 twins or a King.

          • Andante's Lower Level Bedroom with Private Patio

            Andante's Lower Level Bedroom with Private Patio

          • Andante's Pool, Hot Tub and Pergola

            Andante's Pool, Hot Tub and Pergola

          • Andante's Hot Tub with Panoramic Views

            Andante's Hot Tub with Panoramic Views

          • Enter into your home in Paradise, Andante by the Sea. Relaxation starts here!

            Enter into your home in Paradise, Andante by the Sea. Relaxation starts here!

          • Andante's Great Room

            Andante's Great Room

          • Andante's Dining Room with magnificent Eastern and Southern views

            Andante's Dining Room with magnificent Eastern and Southern views

          • Andante's fully equipped kitchen

            Andante's fully equipped kitchen

          • Andante's Master Bedroom with Private deck, sunrise views

            Andante's Master Bedroom with Private deck, sunrise views

          • Andante's West Guest Bedroom

            Andante's West Guest Bedroom

          • Andante's Lower Level Shaded Patio with Hammock and Incredible Tropical Breezes

            Andante's Lower Level Shaded Patio with Hammock and Incredible Tropical Breezes

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          $3,000 - $6,450 per week (USD)
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          3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
          Sleeps 8

          View calendar: Updated 12/25/14
          Minimum stay: 7 nights
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