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Save 20% 8/10-31! Rapture-Luxury at its Best! Sunsets, Pool, a/C in All Rooms

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At Rapture, the view and the living are fabulous.

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Last updated: 07/31/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Virgin Grand Estates villa description

Rapture is a 2 level home with the great room, pool, hot tub, gazebo and 2 master bedrooms on the upper level. The fully air-conditioned 1000 sq./ft. great room has a 25' cathedral ceiling and 8' arched doors and windows that frame the wonderful views. It is furnished in a comfortable tropical style with Neiman Marcus, Bauer and custom furniture including a hand built mahogany entertainment center with a 51” wide screen satellite TV with DVD/VCR, plus a sound system that plays through 6 sets of speakers, with 2 speakers in the great room, 2 on the pool deck and 2 under the gazebo.
The lanai, the exterior living and dining area, is located under a large 530 sq./ft. gazebo. The views from the lanai are fabulous, and the lanai seats nine people on cushioned outdoor furniture, including a comfy glider loveseat and glider chairs.
The formal interior-dining room is on the pool side of the great room and seats 10. A teak table under the gazebo seats 8 and there is a breakfast/lunch table on the pool deck that seats 4 on high backed bar stools.
The kitchen at Rapture is gorgeous and well equipped. Chefs will love working in this space which includes a Wolf 5-burner gas stove and oven with ventilator hood, a microwave oven, a Sub-Zeru refrigerator/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, refrigerated wine rack, a granite kitchen island with 4 Bauer tropical chairs, and much more. There is a Weber barbeque grill on the pool deck, and a pantry and a small workstation with a desk separates the kitchen from the main entry. A mahogany and granite half bath is off the kitchen, while a large laundry room with twin washer/dryers is on the lower level. Interior and exterior stairs lead to the lower level bedrooms/baths, family room and the laundry room.

The 2 upper level bedrooms (king beds) open to small balconies, and the 2 lower bedrooms (1 king and 2 Tommy Bahama twins) open to small patios. There is also a king (2 twins) sized daybed in the family/game room. All the bedrooms and the family room have romantic water views, satellite TV and lots of closet space. The 2 upper bedrooms plus the family room also have a DVD and VCR. All 4 bedrooms also have tiled baths with strikingly beautiful custom-built mahogany and granite vanities.

One of Rapture’s best features has to be its location. The house is situated along the uppermost property line of the exclusive Virgin Grand Estates. This is a private and quiet gated community of recently built and very tasteful mega million dollar vacation homes. Rapture sits at an elevation of more than 600 feet and the expansive view stretches more than 180 degrees to the south and west, and includes the islands of St. James, St. Thomas and many more. The sunset views are spectacular, and the evening views make every night on the deck a night to remember. Rapture sits on a dead end road within the Virgin Grand Estates and there is very little road noise in this peaceful setting. This is also a sun lover's villa, with sun on the pool deck from 9am to sunset, although the pool, the gazebo, the trade winds and a/c in every room will keep you comfortably cool. The renowned restaurants and shops of Cruz Bay are a 10-12 minute drive.

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 5000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Events Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            a/c, satellite TV/DVD, water views...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 king

            a/c, satellite TV/DVD, water views...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 king

            a/c, satellite TV/DVD, water views...moreless

          • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

            a/c, satellite TV/DVD, water views, twins convert to king...moreless

          • Bedroom 5: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon

            king/2 twins daybed, a/c, satellite TV/DVD, water views...moreless

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            Upper Mst. Bedroom - outdoor shower, double sink vanity...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            Upper Mst. Bedroom - outdoor shower, double sink vanity...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

            Lower King bedroon - single sink vanity, indoor shower...moreless

          • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

            Lower Twin bedroom - single sink vanity, indoor shower...moreless

          • Bathroom 5: toilet

            The half bath is located on the upper level...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            Dine inside in the great room, or dine outside under the gazebo or on the pool deck...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            8...moreless

          • Kitchen
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Oven
          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Pantry Items
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 8 people

          Amenities

          • Air Conditioning:

            All rooms. The great room is on a timer from 11am to 11pm....moreless

          • Babysitter
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided
          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Parking
          • Living Room

          Other Amenities

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

              Entertainment

              • Television:

                51' flatscreen in the living room with an excellent sound package, plus 27' TV/DVDs in all the bedrooms...moreless

              • Game Room:

                Foosball and Nintendo plus a 31' TV/DVD...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable
              • DVD Player
              • Video Library
              • Stereo
              • Music Library
              • Games
              • Books
              • Foosball

              Communications

              • Telephone:

                cell phone for guests to use to make local calls...moreless

              • Internet

              Pool & Spa

              • Hot Tub

              Outdoor Features

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

              Theme

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

              Location & View

                  • Ocean View:

                    Panoramic ocean views and spectacular sunsets!...moreless

                  Activities

                  • Churches
                  • Swimming
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Parasailing
                  • Sailing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Tennis
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Medical Services
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Boating
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Shopping
                  • Walking
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Duty Free Shops
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Restaurants
                  • Ruins
                  • Laundromat
                  • Hiking
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Off Season (2 person rate)
                  Jul 11 - Nov 21, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $5,985

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add $90 per night, per additional guest

                  Thanksgiving
                  Nov 22 - Nov 29, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $8,740
                  Off Season (2 person rate)
                  Nov 30 - Dec 12, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $5,985

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add $90 per night, per additional guest

                  In Season (2-4 person rate)
                  Dec 13 - Dec 19, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $8,995

                  Rates are based on 4 guests; add $144 per night, per additional guest

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

                  $13,895
                  In Season (2-4 person rate)
                  Jan 4 - Apr 10, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $8,995

                  Rates are based on 4 guests; add $144 per night, per additional guest


                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  WEEKLY RENTAL RATES BASED ON # OF PEOPLE PER SEASON:

                  IN SEASON: Dec 13, 2015 - April 10, 2015

                  $8995/wk for 2-4 people $9975/wk 5-6 $10983/wk 7-8 $11690/wk 9-10

                  Christmas/New Years $13895/wk 2-10

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

                  $5985/wk for 2 $6300/wk 3-4 $6930/wk 5-6 $7476/wk 7-8 $7980/wk 9-10

                  Thanksgiving: $8740/wk 2-10

                  10% Hotel Tax/5% Service Charge

                  $1000 Prepaid 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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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 07/31/2014
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                  Location

                  13 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  beach
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant

                  Car: Necessary

                   

                  Manager info

                  Year Purchased: 2005

                  About: I am a retired upper bracket homebuilder from Minnesota. For 29 years I designed and built some of the finest homes in Edina and on Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota, which are a couple of exceptional communities with many stunning homes built in gorgeous lakeside locations. I started going to St John 39 years ago and absolutely fell in love with the island and its people. Although the island has changed some in the past forty years, it was beautiful then, and it’s just as beautiful now. I’ve never spent a day or a night on St. John that I didn’t immensely enjoy - it’s a real special place that just continues to control its growth and get better and better, year after year. I travel around a lot and I have many places where I love to spend time, but there’s only one St. John. There’s no place else, anywhere, quite like this island, and that’s the reason I come back to Rapture and St. John – again and again

                  Why Virgin Grand Estates:
                  I chose the Virgin Grand Estates because of its proximity to Cruz Bay and its FANTASTIC Westerly sunset views and the nighttime panorama of St Thomas and all the smaller islands that surround the big one. I chose my building site in 1989. Virgin Grand Estates had just been platted and the various property boundaries were only defined by stakes in the ground. No clearing or grading had been done and of course the access road had not been cut in. I grabbed a very sharp machete and a small ladder and hacked my way through dense subtropical bush and followed a compass heading and got to the lot. I then hacked a small hole in the jungle-like undergrowth and began climbing the ladder and then the tree. After I climbed about 25 feet I got clear of the growth and looked around and was completely in awe and instantly in love with the fabulous view that spread out before me. I bought the land that same day and have owned it since then. Because of my land development experience I had found the right lot and I was able to choose what I think is the absolute best lot in the subdivision. In 1989 the view from my land was simply amazing, and it still is - the best in the Virgin Grand Estates. (Maybe my neighbor could also make that claim, but it’s definitely between him and me for best view in the VGE.) I sat on the land for 16 years and let the Virgin Grand develop into one of St. John’s premium neighborhoods, and then in 2005 I finally started construction on the house. Rapture is now one of the Virgin Grand’s finest homes, built on the best lot, in one of St. John’s finest neighborhoods.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
                  There are several unique things about Rapture. Foremost is quality ... both in the construction and in the furnishings. For example look at the bath and kitchen cabinets. These cabinets were custom designed and built in Minnesota by a master cabinetmaker, then carefully packed and shipped to St. John. They’re the finest cabinets I’ve seen in any villa on St John. To insure only the best quality, the doors, windows, plumbing and electrical fixtures were all bought by us and shipped to St. John. Another unique feature is the floor plan. Very few villas have the pool and hot tub on the main level right off the kitchen and great room where you can keep an eye on the kids while you’re in the kitchen or living room. Also, there is a 20 X 22 outdoor porch (lanai) adjacent to the pool; this is where you will live. The breeze blows soft and warm, the day and evening views are outstanding, and the kitchen, hot tub and pool are a few steps away. A bonus to the 4 bedrooms is a separate recreational room with another TV and foosball table. It also has a trundle high quality daybed that converts to a king bed ...making this villa very comfortable for a family of ten.


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                  Photos

                  • At Rapture, the view and the living are fabulous.

                    At Rapture, the view and the living are fabulous.

                  • The view includes gorgeous sunsets, St. Thomas and many other Virgin Islands

                    The view includes gorgeous sunsets, St. Thomas and many other Virgin Islands

                  • Rapture's pool and sun deck is extremely private

                    Rapture's pool and sun deck is extremely private

                  • The kitchen is built of the finest custom cabinetry

                    The kitchen is built of the finest custom cabinetry

                  • An outdoor dining and living area (lanai) is located under a large gazebo

                    An outdoor dining and living area (lanai) is located under a large gazebo

                  • The east master bedroom

                    The east master bedroom

                  • The west master bedroom

                    The west master bedroom

                  • Another view of a master bath

                    Another view of a master bath

                  • The Tommy Bahama twin beds are also on the lower level

                    The Tommy Bahama twin beds are also on the lower level

                  • The entrance to 'rapture' at Villa Rapture

                    The entrance to 'rapture' at Villa Rapture

                  • Your first view of Rapture

                    Your first view of Rapture

                  • The upper level floor plan

                    The upper level floor plan

                  • The view from the beautiful and spacious great room of Villa Rapture

                    The view from the beautiful and spacious great room of Villa Rapture

                  • The view to the south overlooks Great Cruz Bay and the St. James Islands

                    The view to the south overlooks Great Cruz Bay and the St. James Islands

                  • The living room is plush and ultra comfortable with a 51' screen

                    The living room is plush and ultra comfortable with a 51' screen

                  • The centerpiece of the kitchen is a mahogany and granite island/bar

                    The centerpiece of the kitchen is a mahogany and granite island/bar

                  • The upper level east (left) master bedroom

                    The upper level east (left) master bedroom

                  • The upper level west (right) master bedroom

                    The upper level west (right) master bedroom

                  • The bathroom cabinets and countertops represent exceptional workmanship

                    The bathroom cabinets and countertops represent exceptional workmanship

                  • The third master bedroom (king bed) is on the lower level

                    The third master bedroom (king bed) is on the lower level

                  • The game room also serves as a 5th bedroom w/a king/2-twins convertible daybed

                    The game room also serves as a 5th bedroom w/a king/2-twins convertible daybed

                  • This is your view of the pool and sun deck from the great room

                    This is your view of the pool and sun deck from the great room

                  • The gazebo and lanai, viewed from the lower bedroom patio

                    The gazebo and lanai, viewed from the lower bedroom patio

                  • The lower level floor plan

                    The lower level floor plan

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                  5 Bedroom / 4.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 10

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