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Looking East from deck views of East End, Tortolla & British Virgin Islands

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Last updated: 08/26/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

The solid masonry walls and high cypress wood ceilings, arched glass windows, and Italian tile throughout, make Giovanna's Giardino Al Mare (translated from Italian, Joanne's Garden at Sea), a very comfortable place to stay. The incredible views include a mix of turquoise waters against green hills and brown rock with Sage Mountain National Park on Tortolla in the not too distant background. Giovanna's was completed in December 2007 and is located at the end of a dead-end road.with only three developed properties. Giovanna's sleeps up to four people.

The King Bedroom Suite on the lower level includes a bathroom with a Caribbean style indoor/outdoor shower made with local rock, shells, and coral and has a screened top. You enter the outdoor shower from the bedroom.

The top floor includes a living room with a comfortable Queen sofa bed, a walk-in closet, and a second bathroom suite with a Caribbean style indoor/outdoor shower. The top floor also includes a small kitchen and dining room with sliding glass doors that open to the deck, and a reading and music library area.

Relax with views of turquoise waters and green hillsides including the East End, Tortolla and Sage Mountain, Norman Island, Peter Island, and the British Virgin Islands without leaving your beds, the couch or your dining room table. The lights of Tortolla are lovely at night.

Enjoy lovely furnishings and stainless steel appliances in a fully-equipped kitchen with indoor and outdoor dining or barbecue on the deck while enjoying the views and trade winds.

This masonry cottage also includes beautiful stone work -- stone steps and Caribbean designed rock and shell walls -- that surround gardens inspired by Aunt Giovanna that are filled with banana trees, coconut trees, a star fruit tree, papaya and mango trees. A mini villa.

Giovanna's is located minutes away from turquoise water beaches, great restaurants, shopping, fishing, boating, and water sports. Enjoy our National Park with its many protected, pristine beaches and numerous hiking trails also within minutes.

Enjoy live music in Coral Bay, the friendly locals, and ask where to find the best eats and drinks. They'll tell you and there are many in Coral Bay so prepare for some culinary feasts.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 644 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    A/C in bedroom and in LR with fold open sofa bed. ...moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    Unlimited long distance to U.S. and Puerto Rico. ...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    full kitchen...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 4-Nov 17, 2016
May 4 - Nov 17, 2016
4 night min stay

$1,000
Nov 18, 2016--Apr 27, 2017
Nov 18 - Apr 27, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,800

Changeover Day: Friday

1-2 People Apr 28-Nov 24, 2017
Apr 28 - Nov 24, 2017
4 night min stay

$1,000

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

Why Friday arrivals?

To keep our rates low, we needed to avoid open nights. While many homeowners have a Saturday or Sunday only arrival year round, for the first time we are offering Friday arrivals for full weeks only (7 nights, 14, 21 or 28 nights only) in the colder months. We considered that Fridays are slow work days with relaxed dress codes and a return home on Friday allows most to decompress on Saturday and Sunday before returning to work on Monday. It also offers you the opportunity to take advantage of island events scheduled over the weekends.

RATES FOR 3-4 PEOPLE

May 4--Nov 17, 2016: $1,400 per week for 3- 4 people ($200/night) minimum 4 night stay

Nov 18--April 27, 2017: $2,300 for 7 nights for 3--4 people ($328.57/night) Friday arrivals only for 7 or 14 nights, full weeks, please.

A deposit of 50% when booking will secure your dates. Your final payment is due at least 60 day before your arrival date. Rates are subject to change until confirmed.


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Last updated: 08/26/2016
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: My friend Joan and her husband Al invited me to visit them on St. John for four years. Al especially hounded me not to move to Colorado in his NC accent, "Antonette, there is no ocean in CO." Once I arrived in July 2003, I knew I would work hard, do whatever it took to live here and one day retire on St. John. I was told that Coral Bay is the country side of the island, very laid back. When I drove through and saw ocean a dozen feet from the road like Highway 1 in CA, but closer, I fell in love with Coral Bay. Coming from a busy lifestyle and area in Northern NJ, Coral Bay is the best medicine. Both of my parents are immigrants from Italy. Although my father was university educated in Italy and spoke five languages, there was no global economy in the late 1950's that considered an Italian college education. Both parents worked in factories. The idea of living in Paradise never occurred to me, but why not! I recognize the Blessing every day, for as long as I have it, and am honored to share the beauty and healing of St. John with you.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish, italian

 

Photos

  • Looking East from deck views of East End, Tortolla & British Virgin Islands

    Looking East from deck views of East End, Tortolla & British Virgin Islands

  • Looking West from deck views of East End and Tortolla

    Looking West from deck views of East End and Tortolla

  • Sitting inside by sliding glass doors in DR.

    Sitting inside by sliding glass doors in DR.

  • New Queen size sofa bed with feather pad for extra comfort.

    New Queen size sofa bed with feather pad for extra comfort.

  • Top floor BA with entrance to screened  outdoor shower w/rock-coral-shell walls.

    Top floor BA with entrance to screened outdoor shower w/rock-coral-shell walls.

  • Down island views from loveseat on patio outside of lower level King BR Suite.

    Down island views from loveseat on patio outside of lower level King BR Suite.

  • Rock, coral and shell garden wall behind Giovanna's & top floor screened shower

    Rock, coral and shell garden wall behind Giovanna's & top floor screened shower

  • Driveway with fruit trees and native rock wall.

    Driveway with fruit trees and native rock wall.

  • Giovanna's Garden Cottage with views of the East End, Tortolla & BVI's.

    Giovanna's Garden Cottage with views of the East End, Tortolla & BVI's.

  • DR, Kitchen & LR on top floor - all cypress ceilings throughout.

    DR, Kitchen & LR on top floor - all cypress ceilings throughout.

  • Very private, no homes to the East, West and South of deck, just lush hillside.

    Very private, no homes to the East, West and South of deck, just lush hillside.

  • LR back window view to rock wall garden with banana & other tropical trees.

    LR back window view to rock wall garden with banana & other tropical trees.

  • King BR Suite with rattan & mahogany headboard, mahogany &  stone night tables.

    King BR Suite with rattan & mahogany headboard, mahogany & stone night tables.

  • Downstairs BA & screened outdoor shower w/rock-coral-shell walls in King size BR

    Downstairs BA & screened outdoor shower w/rock-coral-shell walls in King size BR

  • Banana tree and views from driveway.

    Banana tree and views from driveway.

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This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Friday, August 26, 2016

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