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Andante by the Sea, 3 Bdrm, 3 Bath, Oceanfront on Hart Bay with Stupendous Views

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Andante by the Sea, on Hart Bay, St. John, VI

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Last updated: 08/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Special offer: LAST MINUTE FALL SPECIAL! PARADISE ON SALE! Details

Chocolate Hole villa description

Just minutes from the small town of Cruz Bay, with its restaurants and shopping, ideally situated on St. John's scenic southeastern shore and deliberately faced into the cooling trade winds...Andante is nestled on a shelf carved into the living rock directly above beautiful Hart Bay... high enough to look down on birds in flight... low enough to hear the sea.

Architected in modified Mediterranean-style with accents of native stone, Andante is unusual in that, while ensuring privacy, its panoramic decks offer spectacular views of both sunrise and sunset... a full 270-degrees from glittering St. Thomas east to Rams head!

There are three large bedrooms, all with sea views,private decks, full baths, and air conditioning. A canopied king-size bed and rattan furnishings with a Victorian flair grace the master bedroom along with a private deck. The two guest bedrooms have twin beds easily converted to comfortable kings and private decks.

The villa is tastefully furnished throughout in contemporary tropical rattan,teak and eclectic accents from around the world. Vaulted cypress-beamed ceilings and overhead fans accent the great room, kitchen, and two upper bedrooms.

The fully-equipped gourmet kitchen includes up to date appliances, an electric ceramic top range/convection & conventional oven, microwave, dishwasher, side-by-side refrigerator/freezer with ice maker/dispenser, whole house triple filtered and UV water systems, 'steaming hot' water dispenser, blender, coffee maker, bread maker, and espresso/cappuccino machine. A fully-automatic stainless steel gas grill and outdoor dining area for dinner under the stars is a few steps away on a trellised patio.

The pool and hot tub are strategically cantilevered into the cliff on the west side of the property for maximum views and breeze. Arise in the early morning, frolic in either, and appreciate the dramatic colors of sunrise. In the evening, sip champagne as the sounds of mellow jazz surround you and marvel at the complexity and beauty of the sunset and the clarity of the stars, while you are simultaneously warmed in the hot tub and cooled in the breezes of the ocean.

Andante comes equipped with everything you will need for a relaxed island vacation. Linens, towels, phone, fax and printer,wi fi, hi speed internet, Satellite TV with premium channels and satellite radio in the great room and in each bedroom, DVD players, surround sound multi-zoned stereo (even piped to the pool and hot tub), CD-radio, beach chairs and coolers, and an extensive selection of books and music all await you. You need bring only your bathing suit and a few clothes for forays into town.

A private rustic path winds down to the sparsely-peopled pebble and coral beach below, offering fabulous snorkeling at one the best spots on the island. A left turn at the bottom of the hill takes you for a tranquil swim in nearby Chocolate Hole. The famous north shore beaches are but a few minutes drive away for long relaxing days spent at the beach.

If 'chilling' is what you seek in your ultimate vacation, Andante is so self-contained that it is possible to 'hole up' in the villa for several days at a time, without the need to leave home. Andante is perfect for that first or second honeymoon. If you do venture out, the world-renowned beaches of the north shore and the boutiques and restaurants (ranging from funky to gourmet) of the tiny town of Cruz Bay are less than a ten-minute drive away. A fifteen-minute, seven-dollar ferry ride brings you to the bustling shopping and restaurants of St. Thomas.

The word 'Andante' defines a moderately slow, relaxed, and leisurely tempo in music. At Andante, our guests have every opportunity to slow down, rest, relax, rejuvenate, and renew.

Keywords: Villa

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Concierge
          • Housekeeper

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Having had young children ourselves when we rented villas, it was very important to us to make Andante as kid-friendly as possible. We've done this as much as possible, but every situation is different, so we urge you to contact us and let us know of your needs....moreless

          • Nude Beach
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Alternative Lifestyle

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Bedroom 3: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

            King converts to twins.+ Room for small child with parents...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

            King converts to twins.+ Room for small child with parents...moreless

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            Master bdrm with a King;can also accommodate a small child...moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Our Kitchen is extensively stocked to satisfy the gourmet cook in you! We have everything from updated apppliances, including side by side refrig/freezer w/icemaker and in door water and ice dispenser; dishwasher; microwave; Krups coffeemaker; Kitchenaid Professional Blender;Crema Cappucino Maker; Breadmaker; Ice Cream Maker;a full complement of Henckels Knives;Insinkerator Instant Hot Water Dispenser; Extensive spice collection.Our gourmet kitchen has everything possible to make your experience here seamless, if cooking is your passion!...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Cooking in the villa is one of our most enjoyable past-times and we have outfitted the Kitchen with this in mind. There is a full complement of hi-quality cookware, bake ware & utensils. We are constantly adding a replacing to keep the kitchen as well equipped as possible. Our guests who are themselves gourmet cooks have commented on the completeness of our kitchen!...moreless

          • Catering Available:

            There are a number of gourmet chef services available to prepare and serve your meal at home or deliver it to you. In addition gourmet grocery stores have extensive prepared food sections. Eating at home, under the stars has never been easier and is an experience not to be missed at Andante....moreless

          • Dining:

            A separate indoor dining room surrounded on 2 sides by windows for a perfect view of the Sea. An outdoor, breezy, pergola shaded dining area serenaded by the constant sounds of the sea....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            2 door side by side fridge with ample room for your family's meals; ice maker for 'blender sports,' and in door ice and water dispenser....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            At least 12 matched place settings. We have an assortment of matching linens to fit the mood you want to create....moreless

          • Stove:

            Ceramic Top, Stainless steel Stove with regular and convection oven settings, makes cooking and cleanup a breeze...moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            Stainless Steel Insulated carafe automatic coffeemaker...moreless

          • Microwave:

            Built In large capacity Microwave...moreless

          • Toaster:

            Toaster Oven...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            6...moreless

          • Pantry Items
          • Dishwasher
          • Oven
          • Freezer
          • Ice Maker
          • Seating for 6 people

          Amenities

          • Parking Off Street:

            Parking for 2 vehicles off street. Additional parking for one more vehicle is available on the shoulder of the road on a first come first serve basis....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Large Capacity Front Loading Whirlpool Washer is located in storage room on the lower level for the exclusive use of the villa's guests....moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Large Capacity Front Loading Whirlpool Dryer is located in storage room on the lower level for the exclusive use of the villa's guests....moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Quiet, Fast cooling, split system Air Conditioners in all three bedrooms....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            All necessary linens, including beach towels, are provided...moreless

          • Babysitter
          • Towels Provided
          • Living Room
          • Parking
          • Iron & Board
          • Hair Dryer

          Other Amenities

              • Stupendous 270-degree sunrise-sunset views, 2 Phonelines, A/C in bdrms, Satellite TV/70 channels Satradio, Multi-zoned Stereopiped to greatroom, Master bdrm, decks and pool, CD-Cassette Player, Extensive CD/casette collection, Extensive library, Full Gourmet Kitchen with 'Steaming Hot' water dispenser, Coffee Grinder/maker, Blender, Cappuccino Maker, Bread Maker, Food Processor, Icecream maker, Brand new appliances, side-by-side fridge/fr, Ceramic Cooktop stove/convection oven, All Cooking Utensils, spices, Stainless Steel Gas Grill (BBQ)for those perfect, 'No muss, No fuss' dinners under the stars, Indoor dining room/Outdoor trellised dining area, Linens, Private Hot Tub and Pool, Outdoor shower, Private decks off each bedroom, Lower level covered patio with hammock and breezes to die for!! Hike down a Path that winds down to secluded Sand, pebble and coral Beach with the best snorkeling on the island, Fax, Printer, Dedicated FAX/Computer line...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Music Library:

                We have an extensive collection of CD's in the Great Room. The Great Room Stereo is hooked to a surround sound speaker system that extends throughout the Great room, kitchen, diningroom, upper deck and pool deck. A hookup for your MP3 player is in place. ...moreless

              • Stereo:

                Greatroom: main stereo with speakers to the pool and dining deck , has a CD, DVD, MP3 and TV hookup for Satellite radio. Bedroom stereos: radio, CD & mp3 hookup Satellite radio on all TV's...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                (4) Besides the main large TV in the great room, which has VCR, DVD, and Satellite hookup; each of the bedrooms has a flat screen TV with satellite and DVD hookup....moreless

              • Video Library:

                There are a few Videos and DVD's at the villa and media of your choice can be rented from a store nearby....moreless

              • Television:

                Flat Screen TV's, with satellite and DVD players are in each bedroom and in the Great Room...moreless

              • Books:

                We have a huge collection of popular books for beach and 'hammock' reading!...moreless

              Communications

              • Broadband Access:

                DSL and Wifi router are in the villa. However, we ask our guests to remember that this is an island and that we can be subject to service interruptions beyond our control. If guests are planning on a 'working vacation' with critical work requiring an internet connection and have absolute need of a Broadband Connection, we ask that you have a backup option, in the event of service interruption. Several Internet Cafe sites are available on the island. ...moreless

              • Telephone:

                Unlimited local calls to all three US Virgin Islands in the Kitchen, Great room and each bedroom. ...moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                Wireless internet reaches all areas of the house...moreless

              • Internet

              Pool & Spa

              • Hot Tub:

                The private pool and hot-tub are situated on a deck cantilevered into the hill for maximal views of sunset, sunrise and starry nights. A new small pergola at the norther end of the pool deck gives a little shade from the bright sun....moreless

              • Private Pool:

                12 ft x 20 ft. Graduated depth from 4 ft to 5 and 1/2 feet....moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                (6) Andante has several areas of decks for maximum enjoyment of the sun, breezes, shade and view. On the upper level, there is a sun exposed main deck, with a separate dining deck and shaded pergola to the east. The large pool & spa deck, now has a permanent pergola for shade in that once very sunny spot. The master bedroom has its own deck facing east, and the west guest bedroom has a small private deck facing west. At the lower level, there is an expansive, totally shaded patio, with a hammock and seating. This area is the best for capturing the constant tradewinds, and is a favorite for a lazy afternoon nap. There is a separate small private patio partitioned off from the lower level in front of the lower bedroom....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Stainless Steel Gas Grill for effortless outdoor meals....moreless

              • Tennis:

                Tennis courts available in Cruz Bay...moreless

              • Wood Deck
              • Outdoor Grill Gas
              • Lawn / Garden
              • Balcony

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic

              Location & View

              • Ocean View
              • Oceanfront

              Activities

              • Restaurants
              • Laundromat
              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Golf
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Kayaking
              • Jet Skiing
              • Parasailing
              • Hiking
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Surfing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Sailing
              • Swimming
              • Fishing
              • Tennis
              • Cycling
              • Paragliding
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling
              • Fitness Center
              • Hospital
              • Shelling
              • Miniature Golf
              • Museums
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Cinemas
              • Live Theater
              • Bay/Sound
              • Churches
              • Duty Free Shops
              • Forests
              • Marina
              • Pond
              • Rain Forests
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Reefs
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Scenic Drives
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Horseback Riding
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Boating
              • Ruins
              • Surf Fishing
               

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              Special offer: LAST MINUTE FALL SPECIAL! PARADISE ON SALE!

              Pack your bags and set your sights for Paradise this Fall at bargain prices! We have one week, 9/20-9/27/14, left at Bargain Basement Price. This won't last! Don't wait - Call us for Details!!!

              Offer for: Sep 20, 2014 - Sep 27, 2014 View calendar

              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              SUMMER 2014, Dble Occup Only
              May 24 - Nov 21, 2014
              7 night min stay

              $3,000

              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $29 per night, per additional guest

              THANKSGIVING 2014
              Nov 22 - Nov 28, 2014
              7 night min stay

              $3,800
              flat fee
              WINTER 2014;Dble Occ Only
              Nov 29 - Dec 10, 2014
              7 night min stay

              $3,000

              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $29 per night, per additional guest

              EARLY HI SEASON, 2015
              Jan 4 - Feb 13, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $5,800
              PRESIDENTS WEEK 2015
              Feb 14 - Feb 20, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $6,200
              flat fee
              LATE HI SEASON 2015
              Feb 21 - Apr 10, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $5,800
              SUMMER 2015:Dbl Occup only
              Apr 11 - Nov 20, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $3,000

              Changeover Day: Saturday


              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $29 per night, per additional guest

              THANKSGIVING 2015
              Nov 21 - Nov 27, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $3,800
              flat fee
              WINTER 2015; Dbl Occup Only
              Nov 28 - Dec 18, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $3,000

              Changeover Day: Saturday


              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $29 per night, per additional guest

              HOLIDAY SEASON 2015
              Dec 19 - Jan 2, 2016
              7 night min stay

              $6,450

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Damage Waiver Fee $35
              • Tax Rate 10%

              Notes:

              *Low season quotes here, for 3&5 pers, inaccurate. Low Season Rates based on per bdrm/dbl occup. to make Villa more affordable in low season. Contact us or visit andantebythesea.com for accurate lo-season quotes

              *Stays over 7 days either begin or end on Saturday.

              *Saturday to Saturday stays and 7 day minimum may be waived based on availability;

              *Discounts may be available, please contact us.

              Rates subject to change until confirmed.

              Non-refundable $500 confirmation fee collected at reservation & credited to the first payment.

              1rst payment:50% of the rental fee; due 7 days after receipt of documents

              2nd payment: 2nd 50% of rental fee + VI Hotel Tax + $35 damage waiver fee, due 8 wks before arrival

              Sat - Sat stay unless limited by availability. See our website for detailed terms.


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              Last updated: 08/20/2014
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              Location

              3 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              St. Thomas
              1 Miles
              Nearest Ferry
              St John - St. Thomas Ferry
              60 Metres
              Nearest Beach
              Hart Bay Beach
              0.75 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Cruz Bay
              0.75 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Westin Hotel - 0.3 miles; Cruz Bay

              Car: Recommended

              A luxurious Health Club nearby at the Westin Hotel. Fishing (on site) and Deep Sea fishing available. St. John is 2/3 National Park and cared for by the US National Park Service. Hiking trails, exploration of ruins, lovely beaches - both cared for by the NPS and more secluded off road ones - abound.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1999

              About the owner: Though neither of us is from the Boston area originally, (Rich, from Portsmouth, NH), (Marilyn, from New York City) we have both spent the majority of our adult lives there, and it was in Boston that we met as the youngest of our 4 children was just graduating high school and one of us, Marilyn, was already a grandmother. Now, almost 20 years later, we have 8 grandchildren between us and we still live just outside of Boston. When we first met, we both had dreams of owning a vacation home one day - Rich, in Martha's Vineyard, because of it's proximity; Marilyn - somewhere in the Caribbean because of it's warmth and rich culture. It didn't take a lot of convincing for Rich to adopt the 'Caribbean dream.' We did a lot of visits throughout the Caribbean, first just on vacations and then with an eye towards looking at houses. The process was daunting but we were fortunate to have so many wise and helpful folks on the island, always willing to lend a hand and share their experiences. One tends to fantasize that owning a vacation rental will be like renting a vacation home, without having to pay the rent. It's not, it's hard work, but gratifying when our guests have a great time. The house has been a challenge and an evolving work of love, with each and every item in it attached to a story or memory. These years have certainly been an adventure! They have solidified us as a team. Ultimately, when we awaken in the morning at Andante and see the sun cresting over the horizon in what have to be the most beautiful sunrises ever, we feel incredibly fortunate and blessed! The most important part of this journey has been making sure that all of our guests experience Andante's special magic.

              Why the Owner Chose Chocolate Hole:
              When we first saw the villa that is now Andante, we knew this was the one! The incredible views, the never-ending breezes, the privacy, the proximity to and the sound of the ocean were just what we were looking for, and we knew that our guests would appreciate these as well. Andante has changed so much since we purchased it, but those core things have not and were the most important. Our guests think so too.

              The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
              The most important pastime for us when we stay at Andante is to honeymoon over and over again. It's the time we set aside to spend with each other and relax. We really did choose the name because it means 'to slow down'. We do. We both catch up on reading, talking, meditating; Rich paints; I experiment in the kitchen. Sure, we have to do work - but we also take time to unwind. Whether our guests are a couple on their honeymoon, a young or extended family or a group of friends getting together yearly, we want their time together at Andante to be loving and memorable. It's important to us that if our guests want to do nothing but hole up in the villa for days at a time, that they have everything they need to be comfortable doing just that. If they want to get out and explore the vast wonders of nature that St. John has to offer they are able to come back to a spacious and relaxing 'home base.' Our guests come from high pressure lives and we want to give them every opportunity to relax and rejuvenate in total comfort and serenity.


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              • Andante by the Sea, on Hart Bay, St. John, VI

                Andante by the Sea, on Hart Bay, St. John, VI

              • Andante's Great Room

                Andante's Great Room

              • Andante's Dining Room with Incredible Eastern and Southern views.

                Andante's Dining Room with Incredible Eastern and Southern views.

              • Romantic Dinner by Moonlight

                Romantic Dinner by Moonlight

              • Andante's Pool and Hot tub

                Andante's Pool and Hot tub

              • Andante's Hot Tub

                Andante's Hot Tub

              • Andante's Master Bedroom with Private Deck

                Andante's Master Bedroom with Private Deck

              • Andante's West Guest Bedroom, with Huge Stone Accented Bathroom

                Andante's West Guest Bedroom, with Huge Stone Accented Bathroom

              • Incredible Sunrises

                Incredible Sunrises

              • Incredible Breezes on the shaded lower patio, A hammock for lazy afternoon naps

                Incredible Breezes on the shaded lower patio, A hammock for lazy afternoon naps

              • Andante by the Sea

                Andante by the Sea

              • The upper level parking area  fits 2-3 cars. Fantastic views begin right here!

                The upper level parking area fits 2-3 cars. Fantastic views begin right here!

              • Enter into your home in Paradise, Andante by the Sea. Start Relaxation here!

                Enter into your home in Paradise, Andante by the Sea. Start Relaxation here!

              • Andante's Dining Room

                Andante's Dining Room

              • Andante's Outdoor Eating Deck shaded by a Pergola

                Andante's Outdoor Eating Deck shaded by a Pergola

              • Andante's Fully equipped Kitchen

                Andante's Fully equipped Kitchen

              • Andante's Pool, Hot Tub and Pergola

                Andante's Pool, Hot Tub and Pergola

              • Champagne, the Hot Tub, the Sunset - Heaven!

                Champagne, the Hot Tub, the Sunset - Heaven!

              • Master Bedroom Deck with Gorgeous Easterly Views!  Awaken to amazing sunrises!

                Master Bedroom Deck with Gorgeous Easterly Views! Awaken to amazing sunrises!

              • Andante's Lower Bedroom with Private Patio, Southerly views

                Andante's Lower Bedroom with Private Patio, Southerly views

              • ....and Breathtaking Sunsets at Andante

                ....and Breathtaking Sunsets at Andante

              • A private, Rustic path to the beach below starts at the lower level patio

                A private, Rustic path to the beach below starts at the lower level patio

              • Andante's Dining Room with panoramic Sea Views

                Andante's Dining Room with panoramic Sea Views

              • Stone steps descend through Andante's Garden and lead to the front entrance.

                Stone steps descend through Andante's Garden and lead to the front entrance.

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              3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
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