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The Castle on St. John Island

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East End St John, Tortola and Virgin Gorda beyond

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Last updated: 12/07/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Coral Bay villa description

Castle St John is a unique villa within the Virgin Islands National Park boundaries. Built by the owner over eight years, it boasts the most extraordinary seascape panorama.

Two very separate bedrooms, king and queen, each with adjoining full baths. Besides the fully-equipped, modern kitchen and mahogany great room, there is a tiled outdoor shower, expansive decks and balconies, an observatory sundeck with giant chess on the fifth level, and a whirlpool spa nestled in a tropical garden.

Ceilings, furniture, and cabinetry are custom made of Cyprus and Mahogany with a feeling of casual elegance and artistic refinement... relics in the walls... fine mosaics... sculptures and a Zen sand garden. This unusual decor is accented by local paintings, masks, crafts, and statuary.

This is a romantic destination for your anniversary or honeymoon vacation! However, kids of all ages also love the mix of fantasy with the power of nature.

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Villa

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Events Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Pets Considered
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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          • The castle tower suite is a full bath on the second floor above the kitchen...private staircase to rooftop sunbathing, stargazing, giant chess....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

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          • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub, shower

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          • The First bathroom adjoins the lower bedroom, and is mostly open-air. The second bedroom is part of the tower suite of rooms, above the kitchen....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Giant chess on the parapets,, Native drums, hammock, hummingbirds, anole lizards, goats and donkeys visit...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • Television
              • VCR

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Forests
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Nude Beach
              • Reefs
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins

              Local Services & Businesses

              • Groceries
              • Massage Therapist

              Leisure Activities

              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Horseshoes
              • Paddle Boating
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Mountain:

                To the west Bordeaux Mountain rises a few hundred feet further...moreless

              • Mountain View
              • Near The Ocean
              • Ocean View
              • Water View

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Rock Climbing
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

              • Dining:

                You canalso eat al fresco on the lower decks, in the courtyard, or on the balcony...moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 4 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning:

                There are AC units in the two bedrooms, but everywhere else is open air....moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room
              • Parking Off Street
              • Telephone
              • Towels Provided
              • Wireless Internet

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Pantry Items
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Balcony
              • Deck / Patio
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Outdoor Grill Gas
              • Patio
              • Wood Deck

              Pool / Spa

                  • Hot Tub
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Base Rate
                  4 night min stay
                  $250
                  $1,470
                  High Tourist Season
                  Dec 14 - Apr 27
                  5 night min stay
                  $355
                  Second Shoulder Season
                  Apr 28 - Aug 24
                  5 night min stay
                  $310
                  Low Tourist Season
                  Aug 25 - Nov 15
                  4 night min stay
                  $250
                  $1,470
                  First Shoulder Season
                  Nov 16 - Dec 13
                  5 night min stay
                  $310

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Additional Fees and Taxes:

                  The VI Hotel Tax is 10% of rental fee. Note that Holiday/ school break dates are higher, and the rates are higher for more than 2 persons.


                  Notes:

                  Note that Holiday/ school break dates are higher, and the rates are higher for more than 2 persons.

                  50% in a personal check holds the dates, final payment due one month prior to arrival


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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 12/07/2014
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                  Owner info

                  About the owner: I first came to St John as the general manager of Maho Bay, an upscale camping resort. I was lucky (or fated) to buy this exquisite land in 1977 and built a small wooden house for myself in the Japanese Sukia style. The house was entirely off the grid, with solar panels, a wind generator, solar hot water, and gravity fed shower. It was novel to mix the techie survival elements with the spiritual power of the wind on the mountaintop and the calming simplicity of the tea house.

                  Why the Owner Chose Coral Bay:
                  When the house burned down in 1983, I was persuaded to build again...so naturally I followed the Three Little Pigs story and made my house out of stone. Dozens of talented people helped over the years, and I acknowledge a considerable debt to their generosity and patience with me.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
                  The little castle combines one of the island's most fabulous panoramas with complete privacy. It is elegant where nature calls for that, but it is not deluxe. Folks who want no adventure in their visit probably should choose another dwelling.


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                  Speaks: english

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                  Photos

                  • East End St John, Tortola and Virgin Gorda beyond

                    East End St John, Tortola and Virgin Gorda beyond

                  • Our villa under the stars

                    Our villa under the stars

                  • Not kidding about privacy

                    Not kidding about privacy

                  • Castle Tower, time lapse (not retouched)

                    Castle Tower, time lapse (not retouched)

                  • Castle Gate to Courtyard

                    Castle Gate to Courtyard

                  • Castle Archway to Hot Tub Garden

                    Castle Archway to Hot Tub Garden

                  • Anoles (like her), hermit crabs, hummingbirds, goats & donkeys at The Castle

                    Anoles (like her), hermit crabs, hummingbirds, goats & donkeys at The Castle

                  • One of Dozens of weddings at the Castle

                    One of Dozens of weddings at the Castle

                  • The Castle on the mountaintop

                    The Castle on the mountaintop

                  • Play giant chess on the parapets

                    Play giant chess on the parapets

                  • Castle Tower and great room, from the South

                    Castle Tower and great room, from the South

                  • Please send us your art!

                    Please send us your art!

                  • Facing East from Castle parapets, near sunset

                    Facing East from Castle parapets, near sunset

                  • Castle Great Room, East View

                    Castle Great Room, East View

                  • Owner Eve Abrams with family

                    Owner Eve Abrams with family

                  • View south from the Castle Courtyard

                    View south from the Castle Courtyard

                  • Hand made Mexican clay tiles

                    Hand made Mexican clay tiles

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                  Date last modified - Friday, December 26, 2014

                  $250 - $355 per night (USD)
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                  2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

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                  Minimum stay: 4-5 nights
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