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Last updated: 09/05/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5-6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Francis Bay villa description

On a Clear Day… sits nestled within the Virgin Island National Park on the North Shore of St. John overlooking Francis Bay. And at 170 feet in elevation, indeed, it seems like some days, you *can* see forever from this newly completed (2012) secluded villa with “to die for” views of St. Thomas and the water. A westward orientation also yields spectacular sunsets from every room and deck. Yet this vacation home remains only a 1 to 2 minute drive or 5 to 10 minute walk from the fantastic swimming, snorkeling, and sunning of Francis Bay Beach and is located just 20 to 25 minutes from Cruz Bay via the North Shore Road and 10 minutes from Coral Bay. Cinnamon Bay Campground is a short 5 minute drive, and provides open air gazebo dining, a convenience store for food and supplies, and a beach shop with watersport rentals including kayaks, sailboards, and snorkel equipment.

Villa Overview

On a Clear Day… was designed as an eco-friendly vacation home for fun, families, flexibility, health, nature, and, finally and most importantly, life renewal. Your stay should rest your soul, invigorate your body, and restore your spirit. From the privacy and tranquility afforded by the National Park’s location to the structure’s exercise room and 54 foot long pool lap lane for workouts to a completely flat first floor (including one bedroom) for guests who may be physically challenged, this villa offers something for everybody.

For those interested in learning more about Green Energy Conservation, On a Clear Day… is a 5 Star Tropical Green Building, as certified by the Island Green Living Association. The villa makes use of low solar gain, low-E glass throughout together with LED and CFL lighting, Energy Star appliances, fans, and TVs, low flow WaterSense plumbing fixtures, dual flush toilets, individually controlled high SEER-rated ductless air-conditioning units, solar heated domestic hot water, and a solar reflective metal roof sitting over a thermal reflective blanket and fiberboard insulation. The entire villa is powered by two large ground-mounted photovoltaic arrays situated on land just below the structure.

The Interior

The entire interior is enclosed in one structure. Four large bedrooms comprise the sleeping space, three at 308 square feet and the master at 480. Three contain king size beds, the fourth with two twins that can easily be brought together to create king sized sleeping. All bedrooms have ceiling fans, secluded balconies, and private baths with dual sinks and tumbled marble showers. Each has an individually controlled air-conditioning unit along with a 40 inch LED TV with Dish Satellite programming and a Blu-ray disc player.

The kitchen with Brazilian granite countertops and environment-friendly bamboo cabinetry is fully equipped with an ultra-quiet dishwasher, refrigerator/freezer with ice maker, convection oven/range with hood, microwave, and wine cooler. A washer/dryer is available for guests along with a Weber gas outdoor grill. The kitchen has counter seating for 4 and abuts a dining room with seating for 8 to 10.

The Great Room is furnished in contemporary green bamboo/rattan and offers panoramic views of the pool, pool deck, and Francis Bay from every corner. A 60 inch LED TV with Bose Surround Sound is available for your viewing and music pleasure. WiFi transmits to every room of the villa.

An air-conditioned exercise room with TV/stereo/ipod dock provides a Bowflex home gym, Sole elliptical machine, and a Concept II rowing Ergometer.

Outdoors

A wide pool deck supplies comfortable lounging with incomparable views of Francis Bay below and St. Thomas in the distance. Poolside offers various degrees of sun protection from out and out tanning to partial protection provided by trellises to complete coverage. A low chemical saltwater pool runs 3 foot 4 inches to 4 foot 6 inches in depth and contains a 54 foot long, 7 foot wide lap lane for exercise and an in-pool bench for relaxation. A screened-in porch off the dining room offers space for bug-free outside eating and socialization and easily opens to the pool deck via sliders.

In Conclusion…

We feel On a Clear Day… provides for both a healthful and relaxing vacation for friends and family and for youngsters, oldsters, and everybody in between. Nature and serenity abound, yet, if needed, technology is not far away. See below for more details. We hope you can partake in the St. John Experience.



A few helpful notes about communication services on the island:

CELL PHONE SERVICE: Cell phone service on St. John may be spotty with certain carriers. Additionally, North Shore locations may pick up cell towers on Tortola (The British Virgin Islands). If this occurs, expensive roaming charges could potentially be applied to your bill and/or you may be charged international rates. PLEASE FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH YOUR PERSONAL CELL PHONE PLAN BEFORE TRAVELING TO THE ISLAND. This villa is equipped with a cellular signal booster positioned towards St. Thomas. The system serves to stabilize and strengthen incoming and outgoing cellular phone and Internet signals at the house, and, in most cases, your communications will be via cell towers on St. Thomas and not Tortola. St. Thomas antennas are AT&T dominated. Thus, cell phone users on St. John find AT&T the company of choice for coverage and quality and, at times, to avoid roaming charges. You may wish to consider a pay-as-you-go AT&T phone for your vacation if you use another carrier. Again, know your cell phone plan. Lastly, for communicating with friends and relatives off island, consider your computer’s video Skype mode via the house’s WiFi system. In most cases, this will be free.

LOCAL PHONE SERVICE: Local phone service is available at the villa through St. John’s only telephone company. As in many semi-remote spots, service can occasionally be interrupted. We will do our best to remedy the situation should this happen. Again, you may wish to consider a pay-as-you-go AT&T cell phone.

INTERNET SERVICE: Internet service is also provided through the Island’s telephone company via a DSL linkage. Thus, as with local phone service, it can, at times, be interrupted. To circumvent this, the villa is equipped with a cellular Internet WiFi backup system. The device automatically and instantaneously transitions a WiFi user to cellular Internet service via St. Thomas AT&T cell towers if DSL connectivity is lost. There is no charge to guests for this service. Cellular Internet when accessed, however, may limit download data size capability. This can be enhanced for guests if DSL outage is prolonged and large data downloading is required for business purposes. Once the Island’s Internet telephone service is restored, WiFi automatically returns to the villa’s normal DSL service. Another suggested backup system for other areas on Island is mobile cellular Internet MiFi via AT&T or Virgin Mobile.

POWER OUTAGES: Periodic power outages for minutes to several hours are not uncommon on St. John. If no storm or extraordinary circumstance is present, service is generally restored within the hour. The villa is equipped with an emergency generator.

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Villa
  • 4478 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          • Master Bedroom: 1 king

            Sliding door opens to private deck overlooking Francis Bay....moreless

          • Upstairs King: 1 king

            Sliding door opens to private deck overlooking Francis Bay....moreless

          • Lower Level King: 1 king

            Sliding doors open to covered porch and pool deck....moreless

          • 2 Twin Beds or 1 King: 2 twin/ single

            Sliding door opens to private deck overlooking Leinster Bay....moreless

          • Four large bedrooms comprise the sleeping space, three at 308 square feet and the master at 480. Three contain king size beds, the fourth with two twins that can easily be brought together to create king sized sleeping. A Pack 'N Play is available for an infant, and two inflatable air-mattresses are available for additional children. All bedrooms have ceiling fans, secluded balconies, and private baths with dual sinks and tumbled marble showers. Each has an individually controlled air-conditioning unit along with a 40 inch LED TV with Dish Satellite programming and a Blu-ray disc player....moreless

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            The kitchen with Brazilian granite countertops and environment-friendly bamboo cabinetry is fully equipped. The kitchen has counter seating for 4....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            (2) The kitchen contains both a standard refrigerator as well as a mini-fridge/wine cooler....moreless

          • Stove:

            Convection oven, range with hood. There is also a Weber Gas Outdoor Grill....moreless

          • Dining:

            The dining room has seating for 8 to 10....moreless

          • Freezer:

            Freezer contains ice maker...moreless

          • Dishwasher:

            Ultra-Quiet...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            8...moreless

          • Child's Highchair
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Ice Maker
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Microwave
          • Seating for 8 people

          Amenities

          • Living Room seats 8:

            The Great Room offers panoramic views of the pool, pool deck, and Francis Bay from every corner. A 60 inch LED TV with Bose Surround Sound is available for your viewing and music pleasure....moreless

          • Fitness Room / Equipment:

            An air-conditioned exercise room with TV/stereo provides a Bowflex home gym, Sole elliptical machine, and a Concept II rowing ergometer....moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Each bedroom and the exercise room contain individually controlled ultra-quiet cooling units....moreless

          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Parking
          • Linens Provided

          Entertainment

          • Stereo:

            The Great Room contains Bose Surround Sound. iPod Docks are available in the Great Room, each bedroom, and in the exercise room....moreless

          • Music Library:

            Various CD's are available. Our satellite dish (available in all bedrooms and Great Room) receives all the Sirius stations....moreless

          • Television:

            (6) 60 inch LED TV in the Great Room, 40 inch LED TV in each of the 4 bedrooms, and 32 inch LCD TV in the exercise room....moreless

          • DVD Player:

            Blu-Ray Disc players are available in the Great Room, each bedroom, and in the exercise room....moreless

          • Games:

            Family friendly games including Monopoly, Scrabble, playing cards, and puzzles are available....moreless

          • Satellite / Cable:

            Dish Satellite Programming is available throughout the villa....moreless

          • Video Library:

            Various DVD's are available. ...moreless

          • Books

          Communications

          • Internet:

            WiFi is available throughout the Villa. A printer is available as well....moreless

          • Telephone

          Pool & Spa

              • Private Pool:

                A low chemical saltwater pool runs 3 foot 4 inches to 4 foot 6 inches in depth and contains a 54 foot long, 7 foot wide lap lane for exercise and an in-pool bench for relaxation....moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Balcony:

                (3) Two upstairs bedrooms open up onto private decks overlooking the swimming pool and beautiful Francis Bay. The third bedroom deck overlooks both Francis Bay and Leinster Bay....moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                The rear deck leads from the house to the pool and provides breathtaking views of Francis Bay...moreless

              • Porch / Veranda:

                Overlooking the pool is a screened in porch for outdoor dining with seating for 8....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                A Weber Gas Grill is available ...moreless

              Location & View

                  • Ocean View:

                    A wide pool deck supplies comfortable lounging with incomparable views of Francis Bay below and St. Thomas in the distance....moreless

                  Activities

                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Sailing
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Hiking
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Off-Season 2-4 People
                  Jun 1 - Nov 21, 2014
                  5 night min stay

                  $6,750

                  Rates are based on 4 guests; add $36 per night, per additional guest

                  Thanksgiving 2014 2-8 People
                  Nov 22 - Nov 30, 2014
                  5 night min stay

                  $7,750
                  Off-Season 2-4 People
                  Dec 1 - Dec 12, 2014
                  5 night min stay

                  $6,750

                  Rates are based on 4 guests; add $36 per night, per additional guest

                  In-Season 2-4 People
                  Dec 13 - Apr 10, 2015
                  5 night min stay

                  $8,250

                  Rates are based on 4 guests; add $143 per night, per additional guest

                  Off-Season 2-4 People
                  Apr 11 - Nov 20, 2015
                  5 night min stay

                  $6,750

                  Rates are based on 4 guests; add $36 per night, per additional guest

                  My Standard Rate
                  5 night min stay

                  $8,250

                  Rates are based on 4 guests; add $143 per night, per additional guest


                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
                  • Tax Rate 10%

                  Notes:

                  Note that the rates listed above are for 2-4 guests.

                  In-Season:

                  2-4 people: $8,250/wk

                  5-6 people: $10,250/wk

                  7-8 people: $12,250/wk

                  Off-Season:

                  2-4 people: $6,750/wk

                  5-6 people: $7,250/wk

                  7-8 people: $7,750/wk

                  Thanksgiving 2014 is $7,750.00/wk for 2-8 people.

                  Christmas/New Years 2014 is $14,700/wk 2-8 people

                  Rates are subject to change until confirmed by owner/manager.

                  There will be a Virgin Islands hotel room tax of 10% added to your bill. We require a 50% deposit within 7 days of confirming your reservation. The balance of your payment is due 2 months prior to your arrival date. We also need a separate check for $1,000.00 as a security deposit. This security deposit check will be returned if it is not needed.


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                  Location

                  9 Kilometres
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Cruz Bay
                  0.2 Kilometres
                  Nearest Beach
                  Francis Bay Beach
                   

                  Manager info

                  Year Purchased: 2012

                  Why Francis Bay:
                  Our grandfather purchased this land in the 1950s and as the area around it became pristine National Park, it just sat there. It was always our father's dream to build a house on it that would bring our widespread family together. That dream has finally become a reality. He put thought and love into every detail of this house. If he could, he would live down there forever, but since that cannot happen, we are able to share the house with you. We truly want people to be able to appreciate the beauty of the island from a truly beautiful home.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
                  Tranquility, health, and flexibility set this villa apart on St. John. The peacefulness of its location within the Virgin Island National Park together with an exercise room, 54 foot long pool lap lane, and easy access to hiking and ocean swimming/snorkeling combine to make your vacation both relaxing and an energy renewing experience. If you are specifically looking for the privacy and solitude of the Francis Bay/Annaberg Plantation area of St. John, On a Clear Day… is the only home in the small cluster of Francis Bay rental villas that offers both a pool and fantastic water views from almost every angle of the property.


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                  Photos

                  • Welcome to 'On a Clear Day...'

                    Welcome to 'On a Clear Day...'

                  • Francis Bay from the Villa -- post rain showers

                    Francis Bay from the Villa -- post rain showers

                  • The Dining Room and Kitchen as viewed from the Great Room

                    The Dining Room and Kitchen as viewed from the Great Room

                  • The Master Bedroom with king sized bed

                    The Master Bedroom with king sized bed

                  • The first floor Bedroom with king sized bed

                    The first floor Bedroom with king sized bed

                  • The second floor Bedroom with two twin-sized beds easily convertible to one king

                    The second floor Bedroom with two twin-sized beds easily convertible to one king

                  • Pool with 54 foot lap lane for exercise

                    Pool with 54 foot lap lane for exercise

                  • Your Beach, Francis Bay, minutes away by foot or car.  Secluded and peaceful

                    Your Beach, Francis Bay, minutes away by foot or car. Secluded and peaceful

                  • Francis Bay/Maho Bay as seen on the way to the Villa

                    Francis Bay/Maho Bay as seen on the way to the Villa

                  • An easy walk to the front door

                    An easy walk to the front door

                  • A friendly iguana at your doorstep

                    A friendly iguana at your doorstep

                  • Sunset at the Villa and the End of a Great Vacation

                    Sunset at the Villa and the End of a Great Vacation

                  • Your Entrance and panoramic view from the Great Room

                    Your Entrance and panoramic view from the Great Room

                  • The Great Room

                    The Great Room

                  • Dining in the Screened-in Porch

                    Dining in the Screened-in Porch

                  • A Bedroom Balcony -- Great views from all verandas

                    A Bedroom Balcony -- Great views from all verandas

                  • The second floor Bedroom with king sized bed

                    The second floor Bedroom with king sized bed

                  • The Exercise Room with Bowflex Gym, Elliptical, and Rowing Ergometer.

                    The Exercise Room with Bowflex Gym, Elliptical, and Rowing Ergometer.

                  • 20 kW of eco-friendly photovoltaic energy for the Villa.

                    20 kW of eco-friendly photovoltaic energy for the Villa.

                  • Francis Bay on a 'busy day'

                    Francis Bay on a 'busy day'

                  • 'On a Clear Day...' From the beach

                    'On a Clear Day...' From the beach

                  • Plenty of flat parking

                    Plenty of flat parking

                  • More guests

                    More guests

                  VRBO #442485

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                  This listing was first published here in 2012.

                  Date last modified - Tuesday, September 16, 2014

                  $964 - $1,179 per night (USD)
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                  4 Bedroom / 4.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

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