Ilios - Romantic, Pool, a/C, Hart Bay, Water Views, Convenient Drive to Cruz Bay
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Pets considered:Ask Manager
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Hart Bay villa description
Ilios is one of the few homes that is located on the south facing side of Hart Bay, a semi-secluded cove on the south shore of St. John, just beyond Chocolate Hole Harbor. This upscale residential neighborhood is a 5 - 10 minute drive from Cruz Bay, but with only four homes on Ilios’ access road, this area maintains the peaceful, relaxed and less developed character that is the essence of St John. The view looks south into the multi-colored waters of Hart Bay and on most days St. Croix is easily visible. Cruise ships sometimes pass by in the morning and evening, and sailboats glide by on their way to Cruz Bay. The house faces south so the pool and sun deck are painted with sun the entire day, and for those looking for some shade, there is cover under the arbor over the courtyard.
Ilios is a really charming and romantic home that was designed to be a modern interpretation of a classic Greek villa. It combines the grace, beauty and colors of traditional Mediterranean architecture with the comforts and conveniences of a present-day vacation home. In keeping with this theme, the centerpiece is an open courtyard surrounded on three sides by hip roofed buildings. The pool and sun deck are on the southern side of the house and are bathed in sunshine and soft breezes throughout the day. All of the living areas, except for the upper bedroom, are on the ground level and there is parking for two vehicles in the parking area.
The main house contains the handsome great room that includes the living/dining and kitchen areas. With its rustic stone arches and light filled soaring ceilings, white walls, Mediterranean blue trim and restful views, the atmosphere in the great room is relaxing, and very romantic – a perfect honeymoon hideaway or lovers escape. If you wish to supplement the background sound of surf breaking on Hart Bay Beach, a cable color TV/VCR/DVD, and a stereo/cassette/CD and high speed internet access are provided.
There is dining in the courtyard under the hibiscus arbor at a table for 6, or dining in the great room at an antique table for 6. There’s a gas barbecue grill in the courtyard, and a house phone and washer/dryer are included. The kitchen is completely equipped and opens wide to the courtyard and the living area. Included are a gas 4 burner stove and oven, refrigerator/freezer and a dishwasher, microwave, blender and coffee maker as well as cookware and dinnerware.
The master bedroom (king) overlooks the hibiscus garden and the pool. This lovely retreat is private and very romantic, and includes a/c, a cable TV/DVD, a private bath with a garden shower and screened doors that open to water views and a private deck. A young child's alcove with a small single bunk bed is conveniently annexed to the master bedroom, making this a joy for parents with a child. The ground level guest bedroom (2 twins) also has a/c, cable TV/DVD, a private bath, garden shower and views of the courtyard garden and the Caribbean. The upper floor guest bedroom (queen) has a/c, cable TV/DVD and an attached private bath. This bedroom is accessed by exterior stairs. A tiled deck has been added and this is now a delightful place for morning coffee while watching the sun rise, or a cold drink while watching cruise ships en route to other Caribbean destinations
- 1800 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Dining Area Seats:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Iron & Board
- Washing Machine
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
- The home includes beach towels, beach chairs and a cooler.
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
Pool & Spa
- Private Pool
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
- Sports & Activities
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Ocean View
- Deepsea Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Mountain Climbing
- Fitness Center
- Jet Skiing
- Medical Services
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Eco Tourism
- Botanical Garden
- Duty Free Shops
- Scenic Drives
- Massage Therapist
- Sight Seeing
- Ilios is one of the few homes that is located on the south facing side of Hart Bay, a semi-secluded cove on the south shore of St. John, just beyond Chocolate Hole Harbor. It’s a short walk to a small sand beach at Hart Bay, and on a calm day the snorkeling in the 10’-15’ deep waters can be quite interesting. This upscale residential neighborhood is a 5 - 10 minute drive from Cruz Bay....moreless
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|In Season (2p rate)
Dec 14 - Apr 11, 2014
7 night min stay
|Off Season (2p rate)
Apr 12 - Dec 12, 2014
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Base/In Season rate based on 2 people.
IN SEASON: Dec 14, 2013 - April 11, 2014
$3850/wk for 2, $4025/wk for 3-4, $4375/wk for 5-6
CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARS: $5250/wk for 2-6 guests
OFF SEASON: April 12, 2014 - Dec 12, 2014
$1960/wk for 2, $2310/wk for 3-4 $2660/wk for 5-6
THANKSGIVING: Off Season rates apply
10% Hotel Tax/5% Service Charge
$500 Damage Deposit
50% due within 7 days of booking, Final payment due 60 days prior to arrival. Final payment for Christmas/New Years reservations is due 120 days prior to arrival.
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- Property Damage Protection: $49
- Taxes Not included
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- Nearest Beach: beach at 0.1 Miles
Year Purchased: 2001
Why Hart Bay:
Ilios was the second vacation villa that we purchased on St’ John. Our first home - Palm Villa, which is also a terrific rental home - sits high in the hills above Cruz Bay, with spectacular views of the Caribbean. We also love listening to the sound of breaking surf and the joy of easy access to beach walks and snorkeling, so when Ilios came on the market, we bought our second St. John home. We thought that Ilios would make a perfect match with Palm Villa, and it has. We really love this neighborhood because it’s an easy drive into town, yet we’re the next to last house on a dead end road that tourists never wander down, so it’s quite peaceful and relaxing. Because we face south-southwest the trade winds blow soft and warm, and the lovely Caribbean sun wraps the pool and sun deck in its warmth the entire day. Hart Bay really exemplifies why we love this island, we’re 2 ½ miles from Cruz Bay, yet it feels like we’re 20 miles from town. We’ve spent a lot of days in Ilios and every day has been a wonderful experience for us, and we hope the same is true for you.
The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
The first time we viewed Ilios we fell in love with the layout and the Greek architectural theme, and we were especially captivated by the soft, peaceful and romantic ambiance of this home. Apparently many others have also recognized this feature because we have rented to a lot of honeymooners and couples in the years we have owned Ilios. But Ilios isn’t just for lovers; the small bunk bed in the master bedroom makes this a unique home for parents with a young child who still sleeps in the parent’s bedroom. If the children are a bit older, the twin’s bedroom offers privacy for the parents but the children are still next door. Or, for two couples, the upper bedroom and the master bedroom make a perfect pair of bedrooms, both with excellent privacy and lovely views. The few homes that occupy Hart Bay have become popular destinations for rental guests, and Ilios fits in perfectly with the fashionable villas that call Hart Bay home. We feel that Ilios really captures all of nature's wonderful sights and sounds, including a sunset through the hills, moonlight on the bay and abundant sunshine and tropical breezes that bathe the house. One look at the photos and it’s no mystery why this romantic villa has been a favorite with many honeymooners, lovers, couples and families. You'll love it too.
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From the pool, looking at the main house of Ilios
The entrance to Ilios
A closer view, with the master bedroom on the right & living room in the center
The view from the living room
The view from the master bedroom
The view from the 2nd level bedroom tower
The twins bedroom
Looking south from the pool
Ilios, viewed from a distance
Looking into the kitchen from the living room
Another view of the living room
Dining on the patio
The master bedroom, viewed from the pool
The master bedroom. The smalll ladder on the right leads to the childs bed
The tower bedroom
Another view of the master bedroom
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