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Sanctuary St John - Luxury Waterfront Vacation Home

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View of Rendezvous Bay from Sanctuary's Sun/Moon Deck

View of Rendezvous Bay from Sanctuary's Sun/Moon Deck Villa Sanctuary
40 feet above the Caribbean in Rendezvous Bay. arched stone entry to Sanctuary kitchen island with bar seating The Greatroom featuring a gourmet kitchen blue Italian leather sofas in the entertainment area Greatroom with dining table and a wall of glass wouldn't you love to eat here Master Suite and view from covered deck Master Suite - another view Island showers - beautiful views of gardens and ocean Pool Deck Suite Pool Deck Suite, another view pool and spa view from covered deck Garden Suite #1 Garden Suite #2 - this bedroom can be made up with 1 King bed or 2 twin beds downstairs shared bath waterfall over stone wall into pool upper veranda on the water with alfresco dining an Egret takes a brief rest by the pool Sanctuary from above Famous Trunk Bay beach - one of the top 10 beaches in the world downtown Cruz Bay - St John
its hard to take a bad picture here!

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  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Boatman Point villa description

With ocean sounds and views from every room, you will be mesmerized by the changing colors from sunrise to sunset. All your senses will be awakened with the sights, sounds, and smells of this romantic setting. Cool tropical breezes, flowering hibiscus, orchids, palms, and unique native birds are all awaiting your visit to Sanctuary.

This sensual villa captures the essence of the Caribbean. Sanctuary features four bedrooms, three and a half baths, a large gourmet kitchen, swimming pool, hot tub, and expansive decks to lounge and sun. A Zen water fountain spills over a native stone wall into the pool. A large covered veranda provides an outdoor dining experience you will never forget.

The Great Room provides an incredible view of the entire bay through a wall of sliding glass doors that open onto the 55-foot long covered veranda on the water. The stunning 20 foot long designer kitchen features a huge island with built-in cook surface and bar seating for four, custom teak cabinetry, granite counter tops, stainless steel refrigerator, convection oven, microwave, dishwasher, and all the appliances, dinnerware, cookware, and utensils a chef may need. A laundry room with washer and dryer is just off the kitchen.

The Great Room is also home to the entertainment center, which features 5.1 home theater surround speakers, a large TV/monitor with cable, DVD, iPod docking station, CD player and one remote control for all. Outdoor speakers are hidden on the pool deck. An extensive library of books, music and movies are provided, as well as whole house wireless internet access.

All four bedrooms are air conditioned, and feature king sized beds, attached baths, cordless phones, and covered decks on the water. One of the bedrooms is in the separate and very private Pool Deck Suite, extending the romance of villa living.

The two lower-level bedrooms are decorated in the colors of the Caribbean, and share a full bath and shady private patio. They feature king size beds, although one can be made up with two twin beds if preferred. One also features a wet bar and mini-refrigerator.

Property Type

  • 2800 sq. ft.
  • Villa

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                The kitchen is equipped with everything a chef would require, including a complete spice drawer. ...moreless

              • Kitchen:

                Everything a chef will need is here in this professional kitchen...moreless

              • Dining:

                Seating for 8 inside and outside....moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                8...moreless

              • Coffee Maker
              • Stove
              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Toaster
              • Catering Available
              • Pantry Items
              • Ice Maker
              • Freezer
              • Refrigerator
              • Dishwasher

              Amenities

              • Living Room:

                Fabulous entertainment center with blue Italian leather seating....moreless

              • Air Conditioning:

                All 4 bedrooms are air conditioned....moreless

              • Clothes Dryer
              • Parking Off Street
              • Linens Provided
              • Iron & Board
              • Hair Dryer
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Parking

              Other Amenities

                  • Just 1.5 miles from downtown Cruz Bay, you are minutes away from world famous beaches, restaurants and shopping convenience, yet nestled in blissful seclusion at your own private beachfront haven. Sanctuary St. John is your Caribbean dream vacation getaway....moreless

                  Entertainment

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

                  Communications

                  • Telephone
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Pool & Spa

                  • Hot Tub
                  • Private Pool

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Balcony:

                    Two covered verandas (upper and lower) provide a very convenient location to watch the ocean....moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    8 beach chairs 2 large decks for sunning during the day, or star watching at night...moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    one 2 person sea kayak waiting for you on the beach...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Romantic

                  Location & View

                  • Beachfront:

                    Perched atop a 40-foot cliff on the beach at Rendezvous Bay on beautiful St. John in the US Virgin Islands, this exquisite waterfront rental villa features privacy, relaxation, and comfort....moreless

                  • Oceanfront:

                    On the beach in Rendezvous Bay. Great snorkeling and kayaking right in front of Sanctuary....moreless

                  Car

                      • Necessary

                      Activities

                      • Surfing
                      • Paragliding
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Tennis
                      • Sailing
                      • Cycling
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Groceries
                      • Medical Services
                      • Laundromat
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Fishing
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Swimming
                      • Parasailing
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Hiking
                      • Kayaking
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Reefs
                      • Restaurants
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Ruins
                      • Marina
                      • Churches
                      • Bay/Sound
                      • Duty Free Shops
                      • Library
                      • Forests
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Boating
                      • Shelling
                      • Shopping
                      • Whale Watching
                      • Photography
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Walking
                      • Bird Watching

                      Other Activities

                          • Stairs to the beach in front of Villa Sanctuary, with fabulous snorkeling only a few steps away. Eight minute drive to downtown Cruz Bay for shopping and amazing restaurants. Ten to fifteen minute drive to the Virgin Islands National Park and the world famous north shore beaches on St John. ...moreless
                           

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                          • The Experience Lasts All Year!

                            The Experience Lasts All Year!

                            • Guest David (New York, NY/USA)
                            • Date of stay 11/16/12
                            • Review Submitted 07/27/13
                            Our group was comprised of six people (two friends and two couples), between the ages of 30-41. We wanted a place where we could reconnect, be just a little rambunctious, and truly feel as though we were on vacation. Prior to this trip, I was not a enthusiast of the whole 'tropical vacation' idea, since that typically involved staying at large resorts and being subjected to crowds, children and the 'herd of cattle' treatment. Thankfully, Sanctuary St. John is the antithesis of the mainstream tropical vacation. Sanctuary St. John absolutely gave us the best vacation getaway experience! Ed & CJ have been doing this for quite some time...and it shows. The house is situated in a sweet spot, which leaves one feeling that they're living the epitome of luxury. Waking up each morning to the swooping pelicans, hearing the waves crashing 24 hours a day, and being surrounded by all the comforts of home (including wifi, blessed be!) allowed us to detach from our lives back home and fully feel that we were a part of island life. Everything was truly clean, useable, and there was plenty of space for our groceries & belongings, allowing us to 'move in' and live. Our first night had the clearest sky of the entire trip, and the view of the stars is everything. Sitting in the pool and hot tub each night, watching cruise ships go by, seeing the tiniest twinkle of lights from St. Croix, hearing our favorite music over the outdoor speakers...these are moments that live on well after the stay has come to an end. St. John's many beaches are worth the short drives. On weekdays, even close to the holidays, we felt as though some beaches were there just for us. When we would encounter others, we found everyone to be friendly, respectful and just plain happy. Local life is every bit as relaxed as one might assume, but there is a variety of shopping & dining options that are within 10-15 minutes' drive, and are certainly recommended. Yes, we're coming back. No, we wouldn't change a thing. Yes, that is saying something. If you want to put the rest of the world on a shelf, and focus on peace, restoration & comfort, this is the place to do it.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • The Experience Lasts All Year

                            The Experience Lasts All Year

                            • Guest David (New York, NY/USA)
                            • Date of stay 11/16/12
                            • Review Submitted 07/27/13
                            Our group was comprised of six people (two friends and two couples), between the ages of 30-41. We wanted a place where we could reconnect, be just a little rambunctious, and truly feel as though we were on vacation. Prior to this trip, I was not a enthusiast of the whole 'tropical vacation' idea, since that typically involved staying at large resorts and being subjected to crowds, children and the 'herd of cattle' treatment. Thankfully, Sanctuary St. John is the antithesis of the mainstream tropical vacation. Sanctuary St. John absolutely gave us the best vacation getaway experience! Ed & CJ have been doing this for quite some time...and it shows. The house is situated in a sweet spot, which leaves one feeling that they're living the epitome of luxury. Waking up each morning to the swooping pelicans, hearing the waves crashing 24 hours a day, and being surrounded by all the comforts of home (including wifi, blessed be!) allowed us to detach from our lives back home and fully feel that we were a part of island life. Everything was truly clean, useable, and there was plenty of space for our groceries & belongings, allowing us to 'move in' and live. Our first night had the clearest sky of the entire trip, and the view of the stars is everything. Sitting in the pool and hot tub each night, watching cruise ships go by, seeing the tiniest twinkle of lights from St. Croix, hearing our favorite music over the outdoor speakers...these are moments that live on well after the stay has come to an end. St. John's many beaches are worth the short drives. On weekdays, even close to the holidays, we felt as though some beaches were there just for us. When we would encounter others, we found everyone to be friendly, respectful and just plain happy. Local life is every bit as relaxed as one might assume, but there is a variety of shopping & dining options that are within 10-15 minutes' drive, and are certainly recommended. Yes, we're coming back. No, we wouldn't change a thing. Yes, that is saying something. If you want to put the rest of the world on a shelf, and focus on peace, restoration & comfort, this is the place to do it.

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                          • Luxury with All The Comforts of Home!

                            Luxury with All The Comforts of Home!

                            • Guest Kacey S. (Cleveland, OH)
                            • Date of stay 11/18/12
                            • Review Submitted 12/09/12
                            My husband and I had the good fortune to stay at this wonderful villa on a recent vacation. Having worked in the hospitality industry for a good portion of my career, I am quite picky when it comes to the places I stay while spending my limited vacation time. While Sanctuary looked wonderful before we got there, it completely exceeded expectations after we arrived. What can I say? The view is gorgeous and while there is a certain amount of planning that goes behind orchestrating that, it really is nature at its best. The grounds, however, the structure, layout and quality of the property itself is really the thing to be discussed. You can tell that every inch of this property has been thought out and given the utmost in consideration. Each sleeping room has, what seems to be, an individualized view. The privacy you can feel within a house full of people is not often something you are granted in a property such as this. However, each space is open, airy, yet truly private - even the bedrooms connected by a bathroom on the lower level. There were a total of six of us traveling together, occupying each of the bedrooms, and when you wanted/needed to escape to the privacy of your room, you were truly able. The outdoor areas are great for lounging and the occasional meal outdoors. With the full grill, you can prepare a large meal, cook it, and then eat it all under the gorgeous tropical sky. While a good part of our days were spent snorkling and exploring the beauty of St. John, we spent almost every night taking in the clear, starry sky from either the pool or hot tub. We visited over the Thanksgiving holiday and were able to make a complete Thanksgiving feast in the fully loaded kitchen. We ate out only twice the entire time making full use of these facilities for the length of our stay. While not even realizing I'd need or want a washer and dryer during my vacation (because, really, who wants to do laundry while away?) it was a dream come true. While I packed more than enough for our trip, I welcomed the chance to clean what could before leaving for home and was able to unpack a fresh bag rather than do a bunch of laundry after arriving home. As cliche as it may sound, this property truly was a 'home away from home'. Well, if my home was a gorgeous villa, that is. It was everything I wanted to experience in luxury, yet provided all of the comforts of home. Stay here and you won't regret it!

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • Luxury with the Comforts of Home - Sanctuary St. John

                            Luxury with the Comforts of Home - Sanctuary St. John

                            • Guest Kacey S. (Cleveland, OH)
                            • Date of stay 11/18/12
                            • Review Submitted 12/09/12
                            My husband and I had the good fortune to stay at this wonderful villa on a recent vacation. Having worked in the hospitality industry for a good portion of my career, I am quite picky when it comes to the places I stay while spending my limited vacation time. While Sanctuary looked wonderful before we got there, it completely exceeded expectations after we arrived. What can I say? The view is gorgeous and while there is a certain amount of planning that goes behind orchestrating that, it really is nature at its best. The grounds, however, the structure, layout and quality of the property itself is really the thing to be discussed. You can tell that every inch of this property has been thought out and given the utmost in consideration. Each sleeping room has, what seems to be, an individualized view. The privacy you can feel within a house full of people is not often something you are granted in a property such as this. However, each space is open, airy, yet truly private - even the bedrooms connected by a bathroom on the lower level. There were a total of six of us traveling together, occupying each of the bedrooms, and when you wanted/needed to escape to the privacy of your room, you were truly able. The outdoor areas are great for lounging and the occasional meal outdoors. With the full grill, you can prepare a large meal, cook it, and then eat it all under the gorgeous tropical sky. While a good part of our days were spent snorkling and exploring the beauty of St. John, we spent almost every night taking in the clear, starry sky from either the pool or hot tub. We visited over the Thanksgiving holiday and were able to make a complete Thanksgiving feast in the fully loaded kitchen. We ate out only twice the entire time making full use of these facilities for the length of our stay. While not even realizing I'd need or want a washer and dryer during my vacation (because, really, who wants to do laundry while away?) it was a dream come true. While I packed more than enough for our trip, I welcomed the chance to clean what could before leaving for home and was able to unpack a fresh bag rather than do a bunch of laundry after arriving home. As cliche as it may sound, this property truly was a 'home away from home'. Well, if my home was a gorgeous villa, that is. It was everything I wanted to experience in luxury, yet provided all of the comforts of home. Don’t even think about it, just book your trip and stay here!

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                          • First Timer Success!!

                            First Timer Success!!

                            • Guest Craig (New York City)
                            • Date of stay 11/17/12
                            • Review Submitted 12/05/12
                            This was the first time on vacation to stay in a home rental and not a hotel. It was perfection! Being away from the crowds in a secluded home was better than anything a full service hotel could have. When on vacation I want peace and quiet with a chance to see what it is really like to live on the island. This was exactly that! How can you beat enjoying a pool, followed by a quick trip to be at the beach and enjoy snorkeling, with an awesome hot tub to top it off? I’ve never felt so well taken care of by these home owners as I have been in staying other places. You can tell that they care about the property and want their guests to feel welcomed and cared for. Just to be clear – I’m going to go to St. John again. But I am only going if I can stay at Sanctuary!

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                          • Exceeded My Expectations---Can't Wait to Return!

                            Exceeded My Expectations---Can't Wait to Return!

                            • Guest Usuario (Phoenix, AZ)
                            • Date of stay 04/14/12
                            • Review Submitted 10/14/12
                            The aptly-named Sanctuary is truly a private escape equipped with everything you could need for a peaceful, relaxing vacation. The private setting of this villa must be one of the most lovely spots on an incredibly gorgeous island. Although set away from the more touristy (but low-key) areas of St John, Sanctuary is within easy access by car to all that Cruz Bay has to offer, and to the breath-taking beaches and snorkeling on the north side. The villa and property are very upscale, yet cozy and comfortable, and filled with thoughtful details which give it more of a feeling of home than most vacation rentals in my experience. The pictures do not do it justice, since they cannot convey the overall feel of the place, with its soft breezes, the sound and color of the many beautiful birds, the lush and well-maintained gardens, the constantly soothing sound of the surf, and the sky at night filled with more stars than you can imagine! I can't wait to return!

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                          • Exceeded My Expectations---Can't Wait to Return!

                            Exceeded My Expectations---Can't Wait to Return!

                            • Guest Usuario (Phoenix, AZ)
                            • Date of stay 04/14/12
                            • Review Submitted 10/14/12
                            The aptly-named Sanctuary is truly a private escape equipped with everything you could need for a peaceful, relaxing vacation. The private setting of this villa must be one of the most lovely spots on an incredibly gorgeous island. Although set away from the more touristy (but low-key) areas of St John, Sanctuary is within easy access by car to all that Cruz Bay has to offer, and to the breath-taking beaches and snorkeling on the north side. The villa and property are very upscale, yet cozy and comfortable, and filled with thoughtful details which give it more of a feeling of home than most vacation rentals in my experience. The pictures do not do it justice, since they cannot convey the overall feel of the place, with its soft breezes, the sound and color of the many beautiful birds, the lush and well-maintained gardens, the constantly soothing sound of the surf, and the sky at night filled with more stars than you can imagine! I can't wait to return!

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                          • Sanctuary It Was!

                            Sanctuary It Was!

                            • Guest Bob W. (North Carolina)
                            • Date of stay 07/20/09
                            • Review Submitted 10/16/09
                            The Sanctuary was indeed better than advertised and Home Away did a great job. The home is just that...a home. The attention to detail was exceptional. Quality was all around, from the home itself to the exterior...patio ocean views in comfort, pool and hot-tub combined with exceptional grounds. The interior, from the teak woodwork, CD and Video selections and the "little things" made us feel at home. Home Away, the agent and the owner, whom we met, were exceptional. We plan on a family renunion asap. Don't miss this...it only happens once! Just do it...we did for 2 weeks and ate almost all meals "at home." However, the location is perfect for a quick drive to town or the many beaches. If not, walk down the stairs to the beach and go for a snorkel. It is all right there. If you get into star gazing, well this is it. Big Dipper and Southern Cross...in the same night. If you want a true experience, first class service both online and through the property agent, take a real look...it will be worth it. Bob W.

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 11/11

                           
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                          Location

                          • Nearest Airport: St Thomas (STT) at 9 Miles
                          • Nearest Ferry: Cruz Bay to St Thomas at 1 Miles
                           

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                          Photos

                          • View of Rendezvous Bay from Sanctuary's Sun/Moon Deck

                            View of Rendezvous Bay from Sanctuary's Sun/Moon Deck

                          • arched stone entry to Sanctuary

                            arched stone entry to Sanctuary

                          • The Greatroom featuring a gourmet kitchen

                            The Greatroom featuring a gourmet kitchen

                          • Greatroom with dining table and a wall of glass

                            Greatroom with dining table and a wall of glass

                          • Master Suite and view from covered deck

                            Master Suite and view from covered deck

                          • Island showers - beautiful views of gardens and ocean

                            Island showers - beautiful views of gardens and ocean

                          • Pool Deck Suite, another view

                            Pool Deck Suite, another view

                          • view from covered deck

                            view from covered deck

                          • Garden Suite #2 - this bedroom can be made up with 1 King bed or 2 twin beds

                            Garden Suite #2 - this bedroom can be made up with 1 King bed or 2 twin beds

                          • waterfall over stone wall into pool

                            waterfall over stone wall into pool

                          • an Egret takes a brief rest by the pool

                            an Egret takes a brief rest by the pool

                          • Famous Trunk Bay beach - one of the top 10 beaches in the world

                            Famous Trunk Bay beach - one of the top 10 beaches in the world

                          • Villa Sanctuary
40 feet above the Caribbean in Rendezvous Bay.

                            Villa Sanctuary 40 feet above the Caribbean in Rendezvous Bay.

                          • kitchen island with bar seating

                            kitchen island with bar seating

                          • blue Italian leather sofas in the entertainment area

                            blue Italian leather sofas in the entertainment area

                          • wouldn't you love to eat here

                            wouldn't you love to eat here

                          • Master Suite - another view

                            Master Suite - another view

                          • Pool Deck Suite

                            Pool Deck Suite

                          • pool and spa

                            pool and spa

                          • Garden Suite #1

                            Garden Suite #1

                          • downstairs shared bath

                            downstairs shared bath

                          • upper veranda on the water with alfresco dining

                            upper veranda on the water with alfresco dining

                          • Sanctuary from above

                            Sanctuary from above

                          • downtown Cruz Bay - St John
its hard to take a bad picture here!

                            downtown Cruz Bay - St John its hard to take a bad picture here!

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