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10% Savings 8/2-10! Ciellodonna-Walk to Snorkeling, a/C, Pool

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The view of the harbor from the pool deck of Ciellodonna

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Last updated: 07/28/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
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  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Ciellodonna is located in an exclusive neighborhood in a peaceful harbor side setting with lovely views that overlook Chocolate Hole Harbor. The house faces southeast and is blessed with sun the entire day, plus gentle cooling breezes and beautiful views of boats at rest on turquoise waters. A private path leads from the house to the water and you can walk along the shore for swimming and snorkeling at the small beach at the head of the harbor. It’s an easy 6-minute drive into Cruz Bay and about one mile to the spa, fitness facility, restaurants and beach at the Westin Resort.

Ciellodonna is a spacious and very comfortable 2-level home with 2400 sq/ft of interior space and another 3400 sq/ft of decks. Parking is on the upper level where you enter into the large great room, which contains the living, dining and kitchen areas, plus a half bath. Six sets of screened sliding glass doors open to the large upper deck which runs the full length of the house. The upper deck includes lovely views, a living/lounging area and a gazebo that provides shade for outdoor dining or relaxing. Two master bedrooms are located on the upper level and two more bedrooms are on the lower level, which is accessed by an exterior stairway. The bedroom loft is above the kitchen. The pool is on the lower deck, along with a large sun deck, a complete wet bar and another well furnished living and lounging area.
All four bedrooms are roomy master bedrooms with harbor views, a/c, tiled floors and quality furnishings. The upper west bedroom is the owner's bedroom with a 4-poster king bed and cable TV/DVD, while the upper east bedroom has a queen mahogany sleigh bed and cable TV/DVD. Like the lower bedrooms, the upper bedrooms are located on the ends of the house for excellent privacy. The lower right bedroom has a queen 4-poster mahogany bed and the lower left bedroom has a canopied king bed with a queen size sleep sofa for children. Two more kids can sleep in the loft bedroom on a full sized futon, and altogether Ciellodonna can sleep 12 people. All four master bedrooms open to a deck and all have beautiful tiled baths and showers.
The comfortable great room is defined by cathedral ceilings, Italian tiled floors, stone walls, big furniture and harbor views. There is a stereo/cassette/CD and a 42' cable color TV/DVD, plus high speed internet. The mahogany dining table seats 8-10 in the formal dining area while large exterior dining tables are located under the gazebo and on the lower deck.
The kitchen features tiled countertops, mahogany cabinets, a gas stove and oven, a dishwasher, microwave and all necessary cooking utensils and dinnerware. A washer/dryer is located off the kitchen and there's a gas barbecue on the deck.

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Villa
  • 5800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Upper right, a/c, TV/DVD, deck...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Upper left, a/c, TV/DVD, deck...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Lower right, a/c, private deck...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Lower left, a/c, deck, queen sofa bed...moreless

  • All four bedrooms are roomy master bedrooms with harbor views, a/c, tiled floors and quality furnishings. In a downstairs bedroom there is a pullout sofa. In the loft there is a queen size futon couch. The loft does not have a/c. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • The home includes beach towels, beach chairs and a cooler.

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    The mahogany dining table seats 8-10 in the formal dining area while large exterior dining tables are located under the gazebo and on the lower deck. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    bedrooms only...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    granite countertops and mahogany cabinets...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    gas stove and oven...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Season (2 person rate)
Apr 11 - Dec 11, 2015
7 night min stay

$2,905

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $70 per night, per additional guest

In Season (2 person rate)
Dec 12 - Dec 18, 2015
7 night min stay

$5,490

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $60 per night, per additional guest

Christmas/New Years
Dec 19 - Jan 3, 2016
7 night min stay

$8,332
In Season (2 person rate)
Jan 4 - Apr 8, 2016
7 night min stay

$5,490

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $60 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 15%

Notes:

WEEKLY RENTAL RATES BASED ON # OF PEOPLE PER SEASON:

IN SEASON: Dec 12, 2015 - April 8, 2016

$5490/wk for 2-4, $5910/wk for 5-6, $6260/wk 7-8, $6610/wk 9-10, $6960/wk 11-12

CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARS: $8332/wk for 2-12

OFF SEASON: April 11, 2015 - Dec 11, 2015

$2905/wk for 2, $3220/wk 3-4, $3570/wk 5-6, $3920/wk 7-8, $4410/wk 9-12

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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Last updated: 07/28/2015
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Location

11 Miles
Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.15 Miles
Nearest Beach
Beach

Car: Necessary

Ciellodonna is located in an exclusive waterfront setting, with lovely views overlooking Chocolate Hole Harbor. The house faces southeast and is blessed with sun the entire day, plus gentle cooling breezes and beautiful views of boats at rest on the turquoise waters. A private path leads from the house to the water and you can walk along the shore for swimming and snorkeling at the small beach at the head of the harbor. It’s an easy 6-minute drive into Cruz Bay and about one mile to the spa, fitness facility, restaurants and beach at the Westin Resort.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2000

About: We’re a big family from New York who absolutely love to get away to St. John for a tropical vacation, especially in the midst of a harsh NY winter. Like most families we love to be together, but sometimes we also need some privacy and our own space. So we designed a roomy villa that brings people together by creating multiple areas for socializing, but it also provides many comfortable and private spaces where someone can have a moment to themselves. When we started looking at the cost of building on St. John, an island without an airport, we went into a state of semi shock, and the awe came much later. But we said, what the heck, let’s do this right, so we hired one of St. John’s best builders and also retained a great interior designer and we built a really nice home in a really sweet location. This is a home of contrasting themes; it’s big enough for 12 but also cozy for two or four, it’s well-appointed and comfortable but not lavish or overdone, and it’s elegant and yet still casual. The upper level is perfect for one family or 1-2 couples, and when you add in the lower level you more than double the living space and create so much room that even with 12 people its never crowded. The wet bar, pool and large decks make this an ideal villa for luxurious outdoor living, and the great floor plan does the same for indoor living. Whether you’re a big family, or a single couple, we bet that you’ll love Ciellodonna.

Why Chocolate Hole:
We chose this harborside location because we wanted to be on the water, but we wanted a calm, protected shoreline where our kids could enjoy snorkeling, swimming and paddle boarding without high winds, pounding surf and rough seas. We also really enjoy looking at the boats floating lazily on the turquoise waters of the harbor; there’s something very soothing about this beautiful seascape. We live in inland New York where there are no ocean cruising sailboats in anyone’s front yard, but they’re here in St. John and they’re a constant delight to gaze at. It’s hard to describe but sometimes this harbor view, with its midday brilliant water colors and early evening stillness, has a stress reducing, almost hypnotic effect. Even though we adore this tranquil location, we also love being an easy 8 minutes from the fabulous restaurants and the fun Caribbean atmosphere of Cruz Bay. Fortunately, that’s the beauty of St. John, tranquility and excitement can coexist within a 2 mile radius. We found both, and you will also, on the water’s edge at Chocolate Hole Harbor.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
We’ve seen quite a few St. John homes and our villa design seems to be somewhat unique. Designing and building a home with a curved front creates much more of a challenge, but it is esthetically more pleasing, and because of the curvature people on the bedroom decks don’t see each other, thereby creating precious visual privacy. The poolside wet bar is not unique, but it’s much appreciated when we’re having pool parties for the kids, and especially liked by the older kids in the evening. Of course our location is not completely unique because there are other homes on the harbor, but thanks to the lush tropical vegetation we can only see the villas across the harbor. However we really think that this harborside setting offers a view that is as calm, comforting, and hypnotic as you can find on this island, or anywhere else. The hill on the other side of the harbor softens the trade winds, so they’re gentle and soothing and you never need a jacket on these decks, even long after the sun has set. Speaking of the sun, you get plenty of it because the house faces southeast, but both decks have covered areas where you can be outside enjoying the view and also be sheltered from the sun.


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Photos

  • The view of the harbor from the pool deck of Ciellodonna

    The view of the harbor from the pool deck of Ciellodonna

  • The large upper deck seats 10-12 on padded deck furniture, including rockers

    The large upper deck seats 10-12 on padded deck furniture, including rockers

  • A close-up photo of Ciellodonna, viewed from the harbor

    A close-up photo of Ciellodonna, viewed from the harbor

  • Your view of the great room as you enter Ciellodonna

    Your view of the great room as you enter Ciellodonna

  • The view of the harbor from the living room

    The view of the harbor from the living room

  • The upper deck table is located under a  gazebo and also seats 8-10

    The upper deck table is located under a gazebo and also seats 8-10

  • The mahoany and granite kitchen

    The mahoany and granite kitchen

  • The pillow view from the upper right bedroom

    The pillow view from the upper right bedroom

  • Both upper bedrooms have a large bath and a stone shower

    Both upper bedrooms have a large bath and a stone shower

  • The lower left bedroom includes a quenn sleep sofa for children

    The lower left bedroom includes a quenn sleep sofa for children

  • The private pool deck, with the neighboring villa hidden behind the trees

    The private pool deck, with the neighboring villa hidden behind the trees

  • The wet bar seats four, with a sink, a small refrig and two BBQ gas grills

    The wet bar seats four, with a sink, a small refrig and two BBQ gas grills

  • The harbor view from the upper deck

    The harbor view from the upper deck

  • Ciellodonna, viewed from the harbor

    Ciellodonna, viewed from the harbor

  • The view from the upper deck looking south past the entrance of the harbor

    The view from the upper deck looking south past the entrance of the harbor

  • The living room, viewed from the dining table

    The living room, viewed from the dining table

  • The interior dining table seats 8-10

    The interior dining table seats 8-10

  • The upper deck view of the beach at Chocolate Hole

    The upper deck view of the beach at Chocolate Hole

  • The upper right bedroom. There is a TV/DVD in the armoir

    The upper right bedroom. There is a TV/DVD in the armoir

  • The upper left bedroom also has a TV/DVD

    The upper left bedroom also has a TV/DVD

  • The lower right bedroom

    The lower right bedroom

  • The loft bedroom has a queen futon & is good for children.  (no a/c in the loft)

    The loft bedroom has a queen futon & is good for children. (no a/c in the loft)

  • Ciellodonna viewed from the pool, with the wet bar on the far left

    Ciellodonna viewed from the pool, with the wet bar on the far left

  • The pool deck view looking back toward the beach at the head of the harbior

    The pool deck view looking back toward the beach at the head of the harbior

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Speaks: english
  • Calendar last updated 07/28/2015
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