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Haiku is Private Retreat on Acre of Land Overlooking Two Bays

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Haiku offers you a private retreat on an acre of land.

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Last updated: 08/26/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

We fell in love with St. John almost 50 years ago after a long stretch of years visiting Caneel Bay. The natural beauty of the island with its mountains, beaches, woodlands, and trails attracted us and motivated us to bring our four children to the island. They, too, fell in love with St. John, the diversity of the environment, the coral reefs and white sand beaches, the people, excellent restaurants, and Caribbean shopping. Their enthusiasm encouraged us to purchase HAIKU, the first architect-designed house (by Daniel Sullivan) on the island. Entry is through a garden gate beyond which is a covered, open air living/dining room pavilion adjoining a tiled patio and swimming pool that captures the enticing vista of the turquoise sea. It feels like a tropical paradise when one walks through the gate to see the vista across Chocolate Hole Bay, capturing the natural beauty and romance of the island. Haiku is architecturally designed in West Indian style influenced by the Danish plantation great-houses. Built on one floor at ground level – there are no cliffs, railings, decks, or stairs - it is safe for children and is wheelchair accessible. Relax by the pool or in the hot tub, enjoy the views of the bays, the ships sailing by, and the hummingbirds and bananaquits that are attracted to the sugar feeder kept filled by our guests. The two bedrooms with bath are air-conditioned and separated by the living/dining room, allowing for privacy for two couples. A third bedroom is adjacent to the Master suite and perfect for another couple or children. The 3 bedrooms and living/dining room are outfitted with ceiling fans.The kitchen is fully equipped with a four-burner stove, oven, microwave, toaster, blender for cocktails, refrigerator, and plenty of cupboard and counter space. China, glasses, silverware, cooking vessels, and utensils are provided as well as place mats, dish towels, gas barbeque grill, and other amenities to make cooking easy and fun. Water is provided through filtered cisterns. A washing machine, dryer, and clothesline are located behind the kitchen.

Keywords: Capturing the natural beauty and romance of the island, Haiku is architecturally designed in West Indian style influenced by the Danish plantation great-houses.

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Villa

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Fans in all main rooms, wheelchair accessible, child friendly, ocean views of St. Thomas and St. Croix, Westin Hotel & Resort nearby....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Games

Attractions

  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Chocolate Hole & Great Cruz Bay...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Chocolate hole & Great Cruz Bay...moreless

  • Water View:

    Chocolate hole & Great Cruz Bay...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking:

    Driveway parking...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Catering Available
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    (2) Stove & oven Coffee maker...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Lawn / Garden

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season 1 - 2 pp
Apr 18 - Dec 18, 2015
6 night min stay

$1,890
High Season 1 - 2 pp
Jan 2 - Apr 8, 2016
7 night min stay

$2,520

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

High Season 3 - 4 pp $2940 / 5 - 6 pp $3675

Low Season 3 - 4 pp $2275 / 5 - 6 pp $3150

Thanksgiving $2700

Christmas/New Year's $4900


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Last updated: 08/26/2015
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Location

1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Cruz Bay -
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Cruz Bay
 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1973

About the owner: One owner is a retired manufacturer of decorative accessories for the home and the other is involved in a regional, not-for-profit program that works with government, businesses, and other non-profit organizations to build sustainable communities that improve the quality of life for all citizens.

Why the Owner Chose Chocolate Hole:
We love the island of St. John for its natural beauty, slow pace, upbeat and friendly islanders, gorgeous beaches, colorful coral reefs, hiking trails, and Caribbean shopping.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Haiku has wonderful views. When one looks outward, everywhere you look is another beautiful vista both close by and in the distance, yet privacy is maintained. The unique architectural style of Haiku allows cooling trade winds to flow through the rooms. You become one with nature and the environment.


Contact us

Speaks: english

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  • Haiku offers you a private retreat on an acre of land.

    Haiku offers you a private retreat on an acre of land.

  • The entrance and living quarters are situated back from the road.

    The entrance and living quarters are situated back from the road.

  • Living room includes a media center; the kitchen is located through the archway.

    Living room includes a media center; the kitchen is located through the archway.

  • Enjoy refreshing and relaxing moments in the pool...

    Enjoy refreshing and relaxing moments in the pool...

  • Birds, lizards, and other wildlife bring nature to your doorstep.

    Birds, lizards, and other wildlife bring nature to your doorstep.

  • You can catch the night-blooming cereus opening several times a year.

    You can catch the night-blooming cereus opening several times a year.

  • The two air-conditioned bedroom wings are furnished with king-sized beds.

    The two air-conditioned bedroom wings are furnished with king-sized beds.

  • The shared bathroom  includes indoor and enclosed outdoor showers.

    The shared bathroom includes indoor and enclosed outdoor showers.

  • Enjoy the intimate view of Great Cruz Bay during the day...

    Enjoy the intimate view of Great Cruz Bay during the day...

  • Kitchen is set up with appliances & utensils for cooking and dishwashing.

    Kitchen is set up with appliances & utensils for cooking and dishwashing.

  • The quiet magic of Haiku at night.

    The quiet magic of Haiku at night.

  • To the south view Chocolate Hole, the Caribbean, & maybe a glimpse of St. Croix.

    To the south view Chocolate Hole, the Caribbean, & maybe a glimpse of St. Croix.

  • The living/dining area is open on 3 sides, with natural and ceiling fan breezes.

    The living/dining area is open on 3 sides, with natural and ceiling fan breezes.

  • Master and studio bedroom wing is located through the arched blue doorway.

    Master and studio bedroom wing is located through the arched blue doorway.

  • ...or in the secluded hot tub.

    ...or in the secluded hot tub.

  • If you're lucky, you might catch a glimpse of an iguana.

    If you're lucky, you might catch a glimpse of an iguana.

  • Master bedroom includes king-size bed, netting, fan, AC,  and cable TV/DVD.

    Master bedroom includes king-size bed, netting, fan, AC, and cable TV/DVD.

  • The studio room has a private entrance, island breezes, and shared bathroom.

    The studio room has a private entrance, island breezes, and shared bathroom.

  • The guest bedroom and bathroom are located at the opposite end of the house.

    The guest bedroom and bathroom are located at the opposite end of the house.

  • ...and spectacular sunsets at dusk.

    ...and spectacular sunsets at dusk.

  • Take an evening swim.

    Take an evening swim.

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 08/26/2015
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