Wow!! Romantic Ocean Front Luxury, Fabulous Hot Tub, Pool, Wi-Fi Internet
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Bella Sera by the Sea -
The owners chose to build this luxurious 6,000 square foot villa on scenic Grapetree Point after traveling throughout the Caribbean to virtually every island. Just up the hill from Bella Sera is the Contessa Nadia D'Navarro's spectacular castle, and, indeed, this quiet scenic locale, on the east end of this Virgin Island, is enjoyed only by a special few.
Bella Sera is lushly landscaped with palms and tropical flowers, wonderful scents complemented with the sound of the turquoise Caribbean waves rolling in below . Spend languorous days relaxing in the plentiful shaded or sunny sitting areas, with plenty of softly cushioned furniture to accommodate your every mood.
The fabulous pool and grotto area with waterfalls is complemented with a waterslide and large adult foam floats that transform the pool into an inviting play area or a peaceful haven for drifting away, listening to your favorite music on the professional outdoor sound system.
The days here slowly melt away until the sun gloriously sets. It is time to move to the hot tub or the huge movie size 80'' LCD TV with unlimited streaming movies. Enjoy a tropical dinner in the comfortably furnished outdoor pavilion complete with wet bar, fridge and gas grill` overlooking the ocean front.
This is barefoot luxury at its very best.
THE POOL (you will be spoiled forever): The pool is luxuriously heated to 85 - 89 F. Enjoy your 'float therapy' with the comfy adult foam floats accompanied by your favorite music on the outdoor sound system. The rock waterfalls in the shallow pool grotto sitting area cascades into the pool, creating a nice relaxing shaded area in the pool. Two bridges span the pool above and below, for easy access back and forth.
Our hot tub is spectacularly set at the edge of the cliff with the waves crashing in below.
For the children, we have a box full of pool toys and smaller floats, and a fabulous water slide ( see photo). There is a small shallow play area at the entry for non-swimming children, but most of the pool is 4- 5 feet deep.
No luxury pool is complete without a poolside bath, large shaded pavilion, granite and glass block wet bar, ice maker, gas grill, Margartitaville frozen drink maker, and fridge. What a great day!
THE BEDROOMS ( be lulled to sleep by the waves): Each bedroom has spectacular ocean views. Soft, comfy linens and mattresses throughout. Each lovely decorated bedroom is air conditioned with an ensuite bathroom that is also a piece of art. The guest bedrooms each have large windows overlooking the ocean and feature a patio with lounge furniture. For additional children (7-8 people) we have two 16' air beds with head board see this link:
The spacious master bedroom is honeymoon style. Lace canopied king bed with a nice sitting area and a walkout balcony to the waves crashing in below. You will enjoy brilliantly starry and moon-lit nights on the balcony's double chaise lounge. And the bathroom is HUGE! A work of art with a deep jetted jacuzzi overlooking the Caribbean
All the bedrooms have DISH TV and DVD. Each has an alarm clock with IPOD/IPhone docks and players.
THE KITCHEN - (a view for the gourmet chef)
Start with the stainless steel appliances: DeLonghi expresso/cappucino and cofee maker; SubZero Pro glass fridge and freezer; and,Wolf range, double oven, griddle and grill. Add to that every cookware item made by LeCreuset and you are set for a large gourmet feast or a quiet dinner for two.
THE TECHNOLOGY (you will be surprised): You will find all the tech comforts of home. High speed internet with ethernet or WI-FI connection throughout the villa or grounds. Each room has telephone and intercom connecting every area of this large villa.
**This is a GREEN villa. Yes, we have all the power consuming luxuries, but while you are pool floating and soaking up the sun's rays, the roof top is producing 8,000 watts of solar power. All our hot water is solar heated, as is the spa and pool. (with electric utility back-up).
**The solar system provides battery back-up power. If you have visited the Caribbean before, you know the power can go down at any time. Here at Bella Sera you will never know, because the electric moves seamlessly to the solar battery packs or generator.
For a fabulous 72 photos slide show of high quality photos of this amazing villa go to www.BellaSeraByTheSea.com and click on the left top corner of the lead photo.
- 2 story
- 5000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7
- Bedroom 1
- 1 king
- mini-fridge , DVD, DISH TV, microwave, IPod/IPhone dock/play
- Bedroom 2
- 1 king
- DVD, DISH TV, IPod/IPhone dock/player and alrm clock
- Bedroom 3
- 2 twin/ single
- DVD, DISH TV, VHS and IPod/IPhone dock/player/ alarm clock
All bedrooms very comfortably furnished. The two twins are ideal for children although we have a minimum age of 7. Each bedroom has an alarm clock an IPod / Iphone/ Ipad player and dock for charging. If you have more than 6 people, we can accommodate two children willing to use the 16' air beds with headboard. See http://www.aerobed.com/Elevated-Mini-Headboard-Bed-Blue-Twin-P1975C38.aspx...morecollapse
- 5.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub
- Bathroom 2
- toilet, combination tub/shower
- Bathroom 3
- toilet, shower
- Bathroom 4
- off of living room
- Bathroom 5
- pool bathroom
- Infants ( up to 16 Months) and Children 5 years and above are welcome.
- CD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Books For Kids
- Games For Kids
- Video Library:
- Video Games:
- Video Game Console:
- Books For Adults
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Botanical Garden
- Live Theater
- Bird Watching
- Sight Seeing
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Paddle Boating
- Whale Watching
- Miniature Golf
- Eco Tourism
local services and businesses
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Water View
- Near The Ocean
- Ocean View
- Beach View
sports and adventure activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Jet Skiing
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Communication / Internet
- Dining Room
forms of payment
- Accept Credit Card
- Ceiling Fans
- Local Activities Guide
- Broadband Access
- Toilet Paper
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Mobile Phone
- Alarm Clock
- Clothes Dryer
- Paper Towels
- Laundry Soap
- Basic Soaps
- Parking Off Street
- Covered Parking
- Iron & Board
- Washing Machine
- Bottled Water
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
- Wireless Internet
- Air Conditioning
- Fitness Room / Equipment
- Living Room
- Local Maps
- Hair Dryer
- Coffee Grinder
- Mini Refrigerator
- Coffee Maker
- Pantry Items
- Lobster Pot
- 4 Ring Stove
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Beach Chairs
- Unscreened Porch / Veranda
- Beach Towels
- Deck / Patio
- Large Cooler
- Porch / Veranda
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Outdoor Grill
- Small Cooler
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Lawn / Garden
- Walkway To Water
Pool / Spa
- Heated Pool
- Spa Whirlpool
- Outdoor Pool
- Jetted Tub
- Hot Tub
- Private Pool
- Outdoor Hot Tub
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The Best Caribbean Winter Vacation !! 5+ STARS!Guest comment entered by owner
The Best Caribbean Winter Vacation !! 5+ STARS!
Thanks Peg and larry. This was truly peaceful Caribbean luxury. Even though you have the most gorgeous home ever, it is so casual and comfortable, that we felt right at home here. We had so many moonlit nights in the hot tub, lazy afternoons around the bar and more fond family memories than we have had for a long time.
- Guest Sarah B.
- Date of stay 03/08/13
- Review Submitted 04/21/13
Most, Amazing Place We Have Stayed
Most, Amazing Place We Have Stayed
Bella Sera was a beautiful and amazing villa! Our family enjoyed every minute we were there. The villa is beautiful with no amenity spared from the fully loaded kitchen to the amazing guest rooms. The sound of the ocean and breezes blowing thru the house were amazing and constant. I can't say enough about the beauty of the location. The pool area is amazing and the kids spent hours on the water slide and pool toys and hot tub. The boys enjoyed the house and the villa as much as we did. From feeding the goldfish to the birds, a definite treat and just being there. They asked us how we could ever find a better place. Views are amazing from everywhere. Breathtaking !! The owners pick you up and bring you to the house. Their recommendations on restaurants, snorkeling and deep sea fishing were the best. They are amazing hosts. I would recommend this property to anyone and already have! We rarely return to places, as there are so many places to visit, but there is no doubt we will be back. i can't say enough. Gorgeous and amazing place!!
- Guest Kristen S.
- Date of stay 03/26/13
- Review Submitted 04/11/13
Owner response: Thank you and we are delighted your family had a great time. My reward for the hard work getting the villa ready is when we walked in the door and your son looked around in amazement and said "Mom, you did really good, this is the best place ever!" Please return soon!
Virgin Islands Paradise!
Virgin Islands Paradise!
Bella Sera, was by far, the most wonderful vacation home we have ever experienced! The home is totally furnished with everything you could possibly need. Everything was very clean and maintained. All that we were told about the property was true and accurate. It easily accommodates 6, with three bedrooms that have ensuite bathrooms. We were greeted at the airport, taken to our rental cars, and even escorted to the grocery store before being taken out to our home in Paradise. The home is very large, with many terraces to sit outside and enjoy the ocean waves, sunsets or to have a bite to eat. The kitchen is totally equipped with all you will need if you choose to eat in. The pool, hot tub, and veranda with pool bar, was our favorite spot. Many pool toys and loungers are available for use. The temperatures were 84 every day and low 70's in the evenings, with sun, sun, sun! The trade winds give way to a breeze that keeps you very comfortable. A/C was always available, but not really needed. Beaches are within walking distance when you want the sand between your toes! The island has a lot to offer and explore. Rum factory tours, hiking in the rain forest, sailing excursions, casino, nice restaurants and shopping, just to mention a few of the things available on the island. We would highly recommend this property to anyone who is truly looking for a relaxing, laid back vacation, with all the comforts of home at your fingertips. Thanks to the owners for sharing their beautiful home with all of us. We will definitely be returning!!
- Guest Elaine & Dan C.
- Date of stay 02/23/13
- Review Submitted 03/13/13
Owner response: Thanks so much for your kind words, we work hard to make sure all guests feel very much at home and we LOVE sharing our dream villa - Bella Sera by The Sea. Please return soon. I should also mention that this group consisted of 8 adults, but we have two quality air beds with head boards that are not bad for adults, and just perfect for a couple extra kids.
Fabulous Christmas by the Ocean
Fabulous Christmas by the Ocean
7 members of my family spent 10 days over Christmas at Bella Sera and it was the most phenominal time we have ever had. This was our third Christmas vacation to the Virgin Islands and by far Bella Sera exceeded all of our expectations. Larry and Peggy meet us at the airport and welcomed us into their home and showed us how everything worked before departing. Pictures do not clearly show the beauty and unique characteristics of this lovley villa. The views are breathtaking. Listening to the waves crashing onto the rocks day or night makes you forget about anything else. Watching the sun rise over the ocean while sitting on the vernada is the only way to start the day. Every day my family used the pool,the hot tub and the water slide. This was one of the highlights of the villa. You could spend every day just around the pool, but exploring the rest of the island is also a must. We went out to Buck island and snorkeled the National Park reef, went scuba diving which was beyond any of the other islands we have visted. Larry recommeded several resteraunts and we tried almost all of them. I can honestly say each of the meals exceeded our expectations. The villa was exceptionally designed. The gourmet kitchen was fully equipped and a great place to enjoy family meals. Having the bedrooms seperated from the living area allowed everyone not be be disturbed either at night or in the morning. Larry and Peggy were always accessible and returned our calls immediately when we had a problem with the wireless network, which was a simple solution. The Christmas decorations, nativity scenes, trees and lights just added to the spendor of Bella Serra. We cannot thank them enough for this added touch. This Christmas will be remembered for a long time by my whole family.
- Guest Marnie G.
- Date of stay 12/20/12
- Review Submitted 02/03/13
Owner response: Christmas is a special time at Bella Sera and so glad you could enjoy this all with your family! Thank you so much!
Vacation of a lifetime
Vacation of a lifetime
When we were shopping for a vacation rental on St Croix I could not believe my eyes when I came across the listing for Bella Sera. It was absolutely everything I was hoping to find! It was a little bit more money than I was planning to spend but when I saw the pictures of the rentals that were in my targeted price range they were so bare and just kind of sad, like an apartment that no one really bothered to furnish. This place was definitely worth the little bit extra. This is a home, not just a rental. The kitchen is fully stocked with anything you might need to cook a tasty meal, and the owners don't mind if you use a bit of oil or spice from their supplies. The same goes in the bar where you will find quite a collection of bottles that I call "the ghost of vacations past" I know we left a few half full bottles of liquor to add to the collection. Not saying you should not buy your own, but if you need just a shot or two for a special recipe it's not a problem. From the moment we booked I began to get emails from the owner full of helpful information about where to eat, what to do, how to rent a car, and how to operate the amenities of the house like the waterfall and the hot tub. He also gave me a tip about a local grocery that will prestock the house with food and liquor before you arrive, which turned out to be a godsend when we arrived at 8:30 pm starving from a day spent hopping from plane to plane and eating airport sandwiches. We had a fabulous time laying our pale ohio winter skin out in the sun on the super comfy deck chairs, feeding the sugar birds on the breakfasting porch, and posting pictures of the house on facebook till our friends were sick of our boasting. You will LOVE staying here, but don't forget to leave once in awhile to explore the island! You must take a boat trip out to Buck Island, the reef is lovely and the beach out there is breathtaking. If you are up for an adventure take 63 around the west end of the island to Hams Bluff and check out the tide pools. When the big waves break against the rocks and your pulse starts to race you will know why it is worth the drive. (watch for hermit crabs, there were thousands of babies in all different shells if you stand still and look) This place was all it was advertised to be and more and I would recommend it without hesitation!
- Guest Lucy B.
- Date of stay 12/30/12
- Review Submitted 01/18/13
Owner response: Thank you!! we especially enjoy having families here at Bella Sera, and we were so pleased to have yours. (I think this is the record longest review anyone has written, but thank you for the kind words)....we work hard to make each group's vacation very special and we are so glad we obviously succeeded.
Surpassed expectations !!!
Surpassed expectations !!!
Just returned after 10 day stay at this impressive villa. Met at airport by owners and oriented to villa and all the amenities. Very electronic friendly with high speed wi-fi accessible throughout property. Amazing audio/video set-up that can pipe music inside/out with custom volume controls. Includes 80 inch LCD with Netflix, Pandora, Sirius, DISH and more. Especially relaxing pool/spa/waterfall with large outdoor pavillion next to pool complete with wet bar and BBQ. Had visiting massage service in shade of pavillion with great music and sound of waves crashing on rocks below, amazing. Exceptional design, decor and furnishings including very well equipped gourmet kitchen. Stunning views, night and day, from nearly every step inside and out. MBR is a retreat within paradise. Owners were very accessible by phone and email with quick responses to any/all questions. This is an exceptional value when comparing amenities against cost and limitations of 3 hotel rooms. I recommend this experience highly. My wife and I along with 4 guests enjoyed every minute on the island, but found ourselves very happy to stay put at the villa many days. Snorkel trip to Buck Island is a must (Captain Westerman). Nearby restaurants were exceptional, especially South Shore Cafe and Galleons. A bit further to Savant's, but probably best dinner for the trip.
- Guest Andrew M.
- Date of stay 10/03/12
- Review Submitted 10/23/12
Owner response: Hi Andrew and family, Thanks so much, we find so many of our guests also decide they will spend most of their time at the villa as it is a fabulous place just to relax. Glad you got to spend some time with Lewellyn at Buck Island, a trip you do not want to mis!! Thanks again!!
Beautiful Ocean Front Paradise
Beautiful Ocean Front Paradise
This was our first trip to the Virgin Islands and this villa made our trip exceptional. The house is well-appointed and has every convenience. The cliffside views of the ocean are outstanding. There is a path on the property that gets you down to the water and we even snorkeled there! It is located in a very nice area of the island with easy access to food and shopping. The onsite pool and hot tub are wonderful for all ages (there is no "deep end" so this pool is great for families with younger children or less-experienced swimmers). The gourmet kitchen is a treat to work in. You can even see iguanas in the surrounding trees! The property is well-maintained and the owners are very accommodating and easy to contact with questions. Two thumbs up!
- Guest Andrew D.
- Date of stay 07/18/12
- Review Submitted 07/30/12
Owner response: We never get tired of this view ourselves! It was our pleasure to share this with your family. Come back soon!
A Lovely Home
A Lovely Home
Bella Sera is a gorgeous home nestled into the cliffs on the South East end of St. Croix. The breezes from the sea were just fantastic! Larry was very responsive and just a quick email away during our stay. We had some trouble with the TVs, but did not miss them at all. Larry was very helpful with fixing them. We just enjoyed the time sitting on the veranda, listening to the sea crashing on the rocks below and just catching up as a family. We started each morning with breakfast on the veranda. It was very nice to have the kitchen there to make meals. We cooked most meals at the house, which saved us money. The grocery stores were fairly close by and easy to get to. We were also able to pre-stock the villa, so that there was already some food in the house when we arrived. This worked out well because our flight arrived very late at night and we didn’t have to run to the store for food. The house is situated for easy access to Christiansted, shops and restaurants. The pool was great as a way to relax and cool down. My husband, sister and I all enjoyed the water slide. You're never too old to enjoy a water slide! The bedrooms were perfect to accommodate our family. It was nice that we all had our own room and bathroom. The property was well maintained and clean. We enjoyed exploring the beach below the house and watching the pelicans dive for food. Our friends and family can't believe the pictures that we took of the house and the view. It is truly a magnificent home. Overall, we had a great experience and would certainly recommend this home to others. Thank you Larry and Peggy for sharing your home with us!
- Guest Jessica K.
- Date of stay 06/23/12
- Review Submitted 07/09/12
Owner response: Thank you, we are glad your family had an enjoyable time, and yes, yeou are never too old to enjoy the water slide!!
This is it!!
This is it!!
This is the perfect location for a family vacation. The house is immaculate, and every conceivable amenity is available. Larry and Peg could not have been more gracious and helpful. They even met us at the airport, showed us to the villa, and explained where everything was. If I had a question, I just emailed Larry, and I've have an answer in minutes. The kids were begging us to stay longer. There are a lot of great restaurants close by, and most are kid friendly. The views from the villa are simply amazing. We highly recommend Bella Sera, and can't wait to come back again.
- Guest Troy H.
- Date of stay 04/14/12
- Review Submitted 05/20/12
Owner response: Troy and Tori, We so much enjoy sharing Bella Sera with families and we were so glad to have yours, I am glad the kids had a good time...we have found that a vacation at Bella Sera is a special time that brings a family together with lifetime memories.......return soon!!
This was our second time to St Croix and our 7th stay at an ocean-side villa for Spring Break. We have stayed at a lot of lovely places and can say that Bella Sera is really exceptional. The house is beautiful, expansive, and well-appointed. The villa has everything you can possibly need, and cooks will be thrilled. You will find yourself living outside – the pool area and the balconies are set up so you can be comfortable reading, dining, or entertaining in various areas overlooking the stunning coastline. The light breezes off the water kept us comfortable outside all day. The pool, with the waterfall, the views from the spa, and the koi pond are even lovelier than they appear on the website. Bella Sera has a very private feel. There is one other villa in view but it is far enough away and was very quiet the entire time we were there. We enjoyed being able to walk with our 13 and 16 year olds down the path next to the house to snorkel in front of the villa. Younger kids can enjoy the pool and the wonderful beaches nearby. A couple minutes down the road will take you to a resort beach (Divi) or a quiet residential beach (Grapetree). With younger kids, you might prefer to stay somewhere with a sandy beach and a larger grassy area but I don’t think you will find anything close to as lovely, inside and out, as Bella Sera. The Meyers provided great information on dining and activities on the island. They were available to answer any questions we had. One thing that is really great about St Croix is that it is large and diverse enough that you can spend a week exploring it. You can enjoy the beaches of the West End, lunch at a beachside café, and then snorkel the pier at Frederickstadt. You can enjoy the surf and dive the wall at Cane Bay, then have lunch followed by a hike in the rain forest. For totally different terrain, you can drive to the easternmost part of the US and hike to the beach along a sandy, cactus-lined trail. On St Croix, every day you can find a new beach, a new place to snorkel, and a new place to dine.
- Guest Ann G.
- Date of stay 04/01/12
- Review Submitted 05/03/12
Owner response: We are so glad you and your children had a special time at our very special villa. The second villa that you see from Bella Sera is actually the first ocean front villa we built! - Paradise Point, but as you say, it is quite a distance away and the only villa in view. these are the only two villas on Grapetree Point We loved this area so much that when we decided to build a second one, it had to be right here on GrapeTree Point.
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|One Couple stay in High Season
May 1 - Dec 19, 2013
7 night min stay
Extra Nights: $195
Notes: Add only $500 for up to 7 guests! Add a bonus day-only $195! Only $648/ day if you stay 8 days!!
|One Couple stay in Peak Season
Dec 20 - Apr 15, 2014
7 night min stay
Extra Nights: $195
Notes: Add only $500 for up to 7 guests! Add $900 for Xmas/NewYears. Only $773/ day if you stay 8 days !!
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Year Purchased: 2010
About the owner: This is our most recent villa we built, and we previously built another ocean front villa. Later we bought a smaller villa in 2005 as an interim home while we built the dream - Bella Sera by the Sea. We retired to the island full time and are active in the island community as volunteers and supplement our income by renting our villas out to visitors. We love sharing our villas and the island with 'statesiders'.
Why the Owner Chose East End:
It is absolutely gorgeous here, we have a love for the sea, and a love for the laid back island life style. the people are wonderful here, and the weather is almost always similarly wonderful.
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Private, secluded, hot tub, pool, sound system and plenty of cushy floats/toys
carved tropical columns lead into the spacious air conditioned great room
Twin bedroom with private bath, walk out patio, cable TV, DVD, IPod dock, clock.
Kitchen has everything-Wolf, DeLonghi, Miele, SubZero Pro, Margaritaville & more
Seaside drinks in the covered pavilion, steps away from the wet bar
Living room features the Hemingway Collection - Caribbean and comfy
air conditoned dining room overlooks the water lilies and koi pond
Life sized bronze mermaids frolic with the colorful koi in the waterlily pond.
We start each morning with the turquoise waves & sugar birds on the veranda
Large open air pavilion and granite wet bar, icemaker, gas grill & comfy chairs
Each guest bathroom ensuite has a view of the sea and lovely designed.
Master bath - each bathroom is a work of art.
Welcome to Bella Sera, one of the finest villas in the Caribbean
Sweet dreams in this Master BR California King w/sitting area & seafront balcony
Deep jetted Jacuzzi with a view!
Guest bedrooms feature DVD, Cable TV, IPod/Iphone docks/player, books, DVD's.A/C
Large, spacious living room w/ 60 inch plama TV and Blue Ray/ DVD & sound system
Chef's view out to the Caribbean Sea - LeCreuset cookware - gourmet with a view!
Bella sera radiates peaceful serentity & quiet beauty - a spiritual experience
a waterfalls is carved out of the landscaping cascades into the pool.
Loveliest outdoor dining in the Caribbean. Wet bar, gas grill, fridge, icemaker
Whoosh! Splash! the little ones love our 30 GPM waterslide!
Master bedroom features Bose surround sound, large TV, DVD, unlimited Netflix,
Guest bedrooms open a patio overlooking the lulling waves of Caribbean sea. zzz