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Island Horizons - a Million Dollar View! Gorgeous Villa with Pool.

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The view from the Villa's veranda is unbelievably beautiful

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Last updated: 11/30/2016
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  • Minimum stay:6 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:4.5
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Island Horizons sits on the flank of Bordeaux Mountain on St. John, one of the loveliest islands in the Caribbean. It is centrally located 12 minutes from St. John's fabulous North Shore beaches, 12 from the quieter South Shore and also from the secluded East End beaches. 9 miles from Cruz Bay. From its two verandas almost 700ft/ 200+ m above the sea, the view extends from the waters of Coral Bay across St. John's East End and down the Drake Channel to Virgin Gorda 40 miles away. The islands seem to float between sky and sea in a succession of horizons.

Island Horizons is a bright and beautiful villa that was specially designed to optimize this spectacular vista from the two 62 ft/20 m covered verandas and every room in the house ... as well as from the secluded pool and its adjacent sundeck. You can lay in bed admiring the view from the two air-conditioned bedrooms at either end of the villa's main floor -- one queen and the other with twin beds that can make up into a king. Both feature sliding glass doors opening onto the veranda and have an attached bathroom with large tile/stone shower. The great room at the center of the main floor features three sets of sliding glass doors opening onto the veranda and the island horizons beyond. It contains a well-equipped gourmet kitchen, living and dining areas and a powder room. The large outside gas grill will delight the chef and dining on the veranda overlooking the sea and island horizons will leave all with an enduring memory.

A covered stairway leads to the second level and a queen bedroom suite with its own bathroom and sitting room. It offers the same great bedside view and sliding glass doors that open onto a second 62 ft/ 20 m veranda. Finally, the pool deck provides the same spectacular views from the secluded pool and sundeck. The covered shaded area of the deck offers shelter from the sun while the sundeck surrounded with colorful tropical gardens is ideal for sunbathers. Island inspired murals enhance the pool deck.
The villa is very private and the salt pool very secluded, surrounded with colorful tropical gardens.

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Member since: 2007

Speaks: english, french, german
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/30/2016

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 yr old...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Welcome children 5 years and older. The elevation and steep stairs(that is why we have a spectacular view) may be unsafe for younger children having difficulty to navigate stairs....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Fully equipped gourmet kitchen with granite counters. Full array of china and glassware down to the champagne bucket. Large screen HDTV in great room. Another smaller HDTV in sitting room, next to 3rd bedroom. Artist villa with island inspired original paintings throughout and murals on the pool deck. The artist is the owner Ed Smith....moreless

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books:

    Small Library including local guide books...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Scrabble, Monopoly, Clue, Dominoes. Deck of cards....moreless

  • Music Library:

    Ipod dock with CD player and 20+ CDs...moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable TV...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    (2) Large screen HDTV in Great Room with smaller screen HDTV in lower level sitting room. Blu-ray DVD player w. both...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Rain Forests
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View:

    Views of Bordeaux Mountain, St. John and the mountains of Tortola and the BVI...moreless

  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View:

    Spectacular 30 mile view of the Drake Channel, British Virgin Islands and the Caribbean -- one of the best views in the entire Caribbean...moreless

  • Village:

    Little, picturesque, laid back Coral Bay is below the villa at the foot of Bordeaux Mountain ...moreless

  • Water View:

    On a mountainside 650 ft above the sea with 180 degree views of Coral Bay, the Drake Channel and the Caribbean. How many islands can you count? Hint: it's more than 10....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    in all three bedrooms. Ceiling fans in all rooms....moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    alcove conveniently located adjacent to kitchen...moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Large comfortable room opening onto veranda overlooking Island Horizon's signature view...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street:

    Three spaces on paved private road ...moreless

  • Safe
  • Telephone:

    Free local calls...moreless

  • Telescope
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    alcove conveniently located adjacent to kitchen...moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available:

    Provisioning and catering available....moreless

  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee maker in gourmet kitchen and siting room....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    High quality pots and pans, roasting pan, baking sheets, ovenware dishes, lobster pot, ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plates. Wine glasses ( red & white) champagne flutes. Small, medium and large glasses, cups, mugs, cutlery. Cheese grater, cheese slicer, salad spinner....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped gourmet kitchen: food processor, coffee maker, blender, toaster, toaster oven, mixer, crock pot, can opener / knife sharpener, etc. down to garlic press... Breakfast bar....moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave:

    Full size sensor microwave in gourmet kitchen. Another full size microwave in sitting room which is part of the 3rd bedroom suite....moreless

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio:

    adjacent to pool surrounded by colorful tropical garden with gorgeous 30 mile view of East End St. John and the British Virgin Islands ...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    (2) Spacious 60ft/ 20m long verandas on two levels with one of the most spectacular views in the Caribbean and surrounded by colorful tropical gardens...moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Colorful tropical gardens surround the villa and the secluded pool and sun deck....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Grill on veranda ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear:

    For rental in Coral Bay...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

    secluded 8X16 ft pool with spectacular view of Coral Bay and British Virgin Islands; partially shaded 25 X 45 ft pool deck with 4 lounge chairs, table and chairs...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low season 1-4 guests
Apr 18 - Dec 15, 2016
6 night min stay
$498
$3,486 $11,940

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $49 per night, per additional guest

Xmas/New Year 1-6 guests
Dec 16 - Jan 5, 2017
6 night min stay
$770
$5,390
Peak Season 1-4 guests
Jan 6 - Apr 17, 2017
6 night min stay
$638
$4,466

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $49 per night, per additional guest

Low season 1-4 guests
Apr 18 - Dec 15, 2017
6 night min stay
$498
$3,486 $11,940

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $49 per night, per additional guest

Xmas/ New Year 1-6 guests
Dec 16 - Jan 5, 2018
6 night min stay
$770
$5,390
Peak Season 1-4 guests
Jan 6 - Feb 16, 2018
6 night min stay
$638
$4,466

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $49 per night, per additional guest

Presidents' week 1-6 guests
Feb 17 - Feb 26, 2018
6 night min stay
$740
$5,180
Peak Season 1-4 guests
Feb 27 - Apr 17, 2018
6 night min stay
$638
$4,466

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $49 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
6 night min stay
$498

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $49 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $800
  • Tax Rate 12.5%

Notes:

Rates for Low and Peak season are for 4 guests. Additional guests add $49 a night per guest. Lower rates for 2 guests: Low season: $398; Peak season $538.

Villa sleeps 6 but for a nominal fee can accommodate 1 or 2 additional children with cot and air mattress. We welcome children age 5 and older-

A deposit of 50% is due at the time of booking. The balance along with a $800.00 security deposit is due 60 days before arrival.

Payment by Check, Pop Money or PayPal.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

14 Miles
Nearest Airport
(STT) Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas USVI
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Coral Bay
7 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Cruz Bay - to Red Hook St. Thomas & Tortola, BVI
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Rte 107
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Four in Coral Bay
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Maho Bay, Salt Pond, Haulover Bay

Car: Necessary

Island Horizons is centrally located 12 minutes drive to St. John's North Shore Beaches, and the same to the less visited South Shore Beaches and the more secluded East End Beaches. So you have some of the most beautiful beaches in the Virgin Islands National Park -- and the world -- just minutes away.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: Your hosts are Marie-France and Ed Smith. Ed's a retired Navy Captain and Marie-France, a native of France, is a retired university lecturer -- in French of course. You'll see some of Ed's original paintings throughout the villa and several island inspired murals on the pool deck. They fell in love with St. John during a vacation with their two young children in 1992 and carried that awesome attraction into finding one of the most beautiful spots on the island and then constructing Island Horizons Villa in 2005-7. They hope that you too will be captivated by St. John and Island Horizons and join the ranks of their pampered repeat guests...

Why the Owner Chose Estate Carolina (Coral Bay, St. John, USVI):
St. John is a unique blend of a small town (population only 4,300), laid back Caribbean ambiance, and a National Park with spectacular scenery both above and below the waves. The Smiths managed to find a particularly spectacular site for Island Horizons some 700 feet/ 200+ meters above the Caribbean with a view stretching all the way down the Drake Channel to Virgin Gorda more than 30 miles away. A view that they and you will never forget.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Island Horizons combines all of the amenities of a well equipped villa with a view so magnificent that it was featured in an article about St. John in 'Caribbean Travel + Life' magazine in December 2008. Two 62 foot covered verandas take full advantage of the view which is also to be seen from each room -- and the secluded salt-water pool.


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Speaks: english, french, german
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/30/2016

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Photos

  • The view from the Villa's veranda is unbelievably beautiful

    The view from the Villa's veranda is unbelievably beautiful

  • Dine alfresco around the grill on the 62 ft veranda ...

    Dine alfresco around the grill on the 62 ft veranda ...

  • A view from the pool of Coral Bay

    A view from the pool of Coral Bay

  • Whether it is a rainbow over a galaxy of islands or...

    Whether it is a rainbow over a galaxy of islands or...

  • Imagine lazily swinging in a hammock to that gorgeous view!

    Imagine lazily swinging in a hammock to that gorgeous view!

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This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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