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La Collina - Harbor Views, Sunsets, a/C in Bedrooms, Pool! Save 10% 11/29-12/21!

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A gorgeous LaCollina sunset over Great Cruz Bay Harbor

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Last updated: 11/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
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Great Cruz Bay villa description

La Collina is located on a small plateau on Roman Hill, the hill that rises up behind the harbor at Great Cruz Bay. This is a quiet neighborhood of private villas. The views from LaCollina are picturesque and lovely, including the views of the harbor and distant islands floating on the Caribbean, the spectacular sunset views in the early evening, and the twinkling lights of other islands after dark. LaCollina faces south-southwest, which paints the pool, sun deck and villa deck with sun all day, but the local stone and concrete walls keep the house surprisingly cool despite that exquisite Caribbean sunshine. Although this is a tranquil and serene location it's also ultra convenient, being an easy 6-minute drive into Cruz Bay and about two minutes to the beach bar, spa, restaurants and facilities at the four star Westin Resort.

The design of LaCollina is a traditional 2 level layout that is spacious and comfortable. You park on the upper level and enter into the great room, which includes the living, dining and kitchen areas. The two master bedrooms (king beds) are located on both sides of the great room and are very private, while the 2 guest bedrooms (queen beds and also very private) are located on the lower level and are accessed by an exterior walkway. All 4 bedrooms are air conditioned and fully screened and all have tiled baths. Three of the bedrooms also have a pull out sofa bed that is ideal for young children. The bedrooms, great room and dining room open to a 55 foot long deck that offers open areas for sunbathing and covered areas for those who have had too much sun. The pool is surrounded by a tiled sun deck and terraced palm gardens and is located on the on the left side of the house, upper level.

Handsome interior stone walls, tiled floors, arched doors, imposing cathedral ceilings and rattan furniture create a very classic and handsome tropical living area. A cable TV/DVD and stereo/CD are provided and the living room seats 8 comfortably.
The interior cherry dining set seats 10 with a fabulous view and a table under the covered deck also seats 8, also with a spellbinding view.

The kitchen is separated from the living area by a bar area with 3 captain's chairs and contains all the necessary ingredients for preparing great meals, including a gas stove, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, toaster oven and abundant cooking and dining implements. A washer/dryer, gas barbecue, beach chairs and beach towels and all linens are also provided.

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Villa
  • 2600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 8-11

              Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

              • Upper Left Master Bedroom: toilet, tub, shower

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              • Upper Right Master Bedroom: toilet, shower

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              • Lower level right guest bedroom: toilet, shower

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              • Lower level left guest bedroom: toilet, shower

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              Other Amenities

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

                  Entertainment

                  • DVD Player
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Stereo
                  • Television

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Budget
                  • 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

                  • Boating
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shopping
                  • Walking

                  Location Type

                  • Beach View
                  • Ocean View

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Paragliding
                  • Parasailing
                  • Sailing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis

                  Dining

                  • Dining:

                    The interior cherry dining set seats 8-10 with a fabulous view and a table under the covered deck also seats 8, also with a spellbinding view. ...moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 10 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning:

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

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • 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)
                      Jul 11 - Dec 12, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,960

                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

                      In Season (2 person rate)
                      Dec 13 - Dec 19, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      $3,250

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

                      Christmas/New Years
                      Dec 20 - Jan 3, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $5,124

                      Rates are based on 8 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

                      In Season (2 person rate)
                      Jan 4 - Apr 10, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $3,250

                      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 13, 2014 - April 10, 015

                      $3250/wk for 2 persons, $3530/wk for 3-4, $3950/wk for 5-6, $4370 for 7-8

                      CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARS: $5124/wk for 2-8 guests

                      OFF SEASON: April 12, 2014 - Dec 12, 2014

                      $1960/wk for 2 persons, $2310/wk for 3-4, $2520/wk for 5-6, $2800/wk for 7-8

                      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.

                      Payment is by check.

                      We never ask for payment by wire transfer.

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                      Last updated: 11/21/2014
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                      Location

                      12 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      0.25 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Ferry
                      0.25 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      0.25 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Beach

                      Car: Necessary

                       

                      Manager info

                      Year Purchased: 1999

                      About: We bought our beautiful La Collina villa in 1999, not long after our first vacation visit to St. John. We had been spending winter vacations in the Caribbean for about twenty years, but we’ve never bothered to visit another Caribbean island since having that first St. John experience. A small island with no airport and only a couple of large resorts, we share it mainly with other families who rent or own a villa. True, some visitors come over for the day from St. Thomas, a 20 minute ferry ride, and they spend their time mainly at Trunk Bay, famous for its underwater snorkel trail. St. John has an amazing variety of beaches: some great for snorkeling, some great for body surfing, some great for trails leading in to tropical forests or over rocky cliffs, and some great simply for sunning with a book. Downtown St. John is Cruz Bay, a port with the ferry dock, sleepy and quaint like a 1940s Bogart movie during the day, and lively at night with music and laughter coming from the many excellent restaurants. Oh, did we tell you that three quarters of the island is a US National Park?

                      Why Great Cruz Bay:
                      La Collina (Italian for hill) sits on top of Roman Hill, set away from the dirt road that circles the top of the hill. While only a minute from Route 104, and thus a quick five minutes to the main shopping area (Starfish at Marketplace), no road noise can be heard from La Collina. The villa is high above Great Cruz Bay (not to be confused with downtown Cruz Bay), and the view is spectacular. The villa looks west from the deck, so there are beautiful sunsets (and rainbows when light morning or afternoon showers briefly pass by), and night scenes with the sparkling lights of nearby St. Thomas. The villa was built by a local who appreciated the traditional Caribbean style: thick walls to make it cool inside even with the A/C off, beautiful gray stone work on the living room walls, monster wooden hurricane doors, whitewashed outside to reflect the heat, and a red tile roof. A huge deck stretches the length of the villa, and what a deck! Always with a cool breeze, one half is covered, and we eat all meals there. The two ends of the deck are uncovered, good for sunning, and right off the two master bedrooms.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
                      La Collina is on a big lot loaded with flowers, papaya trees, and a crushed stone path leading through them, along which one can see hummingbirds. Two kestrels (native to these islands) roost in our trees at night. There are two bedrooms on the lower level, good for privacy. We think you will love La Collina and St. John. Our family does, and they weep when it’s time to leave.


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                      Photos

                      • A gorgeous LaCollina sunset over Great Cruz Bay Harbor

                        A gorgeous LaCollina sunset over Great Cruz Bay Harbor

                      • The pool and sun deck also look out on the harbor

                        The pool and sun deck also look out on the harbor

                      • A morning visitor glides by the mouth of the harbor, and your villa

                        A morning visitor glides by the mouth of the harbor, and your villa

                      • The view from the living area

                        The view from the living area

                      • Dining on the deck with light winds and a fabulous early evening view

                        Dining on the deck with light winds and a fabulous early evening view

                      • The upper level, right master bedroom

                        The upper level, right master bedroom

                      • The right master bathroom

                        The right master bathroom

                      • The pillow view from the left master bedroom

                        The pillow view from the left master bedroom

                      • The lower level bedrooms (queens) are similar in size and furnishings

                        The lower level bedrooms (queens) are similar in size and furnishings

                      • The pool and sun deck

                        The pool and sun deck

                      • The morning sun lights up the boats in the harbor and makes them sparkle

                        The morning sun lights up the boats in the harbor and makes them sparkle

                      • The morning view is almost as beautiful as the evening sunset

                        The morning view is almost as beautiful as the evening sunset

                      • Your first view of LaCollina as you come up the driveway

                        Your first view of LaCollina as you come up the driveway

                      • The living area

                        The living area

                      • Looking from the living area into the kitchen and dining areas

                        Looking from the living area into the kitchen and dining areas

                      • The interior dining table also has a view to remember

                        The interior dining table also has a view to remember

                      • The pillow view from the right master bedroom

                        The pillow view from the right master bedroom

                      • The upper left master bedroom

                        The upper left master bedroom

                      • The left master bath

                        The left master bath

                      • The pool patio is ringed by palm trees

                        The pool patio is ringed by palm trees

                      • The view from the pool

                        The view from the pool

                      VRBO #479724

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                      This listing was first published here in 2013.

                      Date last modified - Monday, November 24, 2014

                      $1,960 - $5,124 per week (USD)
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                      4 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 11

                      View calendar: Updated 11/21/14
                      Minimum stay: 7 nights
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                      Speaks: english
                      • Calendar last updated: 11/21/2014
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