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10% Off! Jan 23-26 $207/nt from $230/nt for 2 Pple Amazing Views & Sunrises

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Giovanna's Giardino - photo taken from the road.

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Last updated: 01/20/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Queen Sofa Bed, 2 Baths, 2 stories (Sleeps 2-4)

The solid masonry walls and high cypress ceilings, arched windows, and Italian tile, make Giovanna's Giardino Al Mare, a very comfortable place to vacation. Translated from Italian, Giovanna's Giardino Al Mare means Joanne's Garden at Sea in celebration of Aunt Giovanna. The views are layered with a mix of turquoise waters against green hills, brown rock, and blue sky 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 two other developed properties offering privacy. The parcels to the west, south and east of Giovanna's are undeveloped and are filled with trees and brush.

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 interior.

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 kitchen and dining room with sliding glass doors that open to the deck. Also, a reading and music library area

Relax with views of turquoise waters and green hillsides including the East End of St. John, and Tortolla, Sage Mountain, Norman Island, and Peter Island in the British Virgin Islands without leaving your bed, the sofa or your dining room table. The lights of Tortolla sparkle 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 and the friendly locals, who are happy to tell you about the best eats and drinks.
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Owner

Member since: 2007

Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/20/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1050 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

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

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (2)...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • 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

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

Location Type

  • Ocean View
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • 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

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

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  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

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

    full kitchen...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 14--26, 2017
Jan 14 - Jan 26, 2017
7 night min stay
$207

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

Jan 27--Apr 27, 2017
Jan 27 - Apr 27, 2017
7 night min stay
$230

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

1-2 People Apr 28-Nov 24, 2017
Apr 28 - Nov 17, 2017
5 night min stay
$150

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 12.5%

Notes:

Please note that Friday arrivals are requested, but NOT mandatory. Why Friday arrivals?

To keep our rates low, we need 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 with a 7 night minimum from Thanksgiving through April. We have 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.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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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.


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Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/20/2017

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Photos

  • Giovanna's Giardino - photo taken from the road.

    Giovanna's Giardino - photo taken from the road.

  • Sunrise from Giovanna's deck.

    Sunrise from Giovanna's deck.

  • Looking West from the  deck at East End and Sage Mountain Natl Park on Tortolla.

    Looking West from the deck at East End and Sage Mountain Natl Park on Tortolla.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Banana tree and views from driveway.

    Banana tree and views from driveway.

  • Monrovia's yellow trumpet vine shows a heart on the rock and coral driveway wall

    Monrovia's yellow trumpet vine shows a heart on the rock and coral driveway wall

  • Periwinkle flowers and banana trees to the right of steps.

    Periwinkle flowers and banana trees to the right of steps.

  • From Giovanna's deck, almost sunrise.

    From Giovanna's deck, almost sunrise.

  • From Giovanna's deck, looking east to Norman Island, British Virgin Islands.

    From Giovanna's deck, looking east to Norman Island, British Virgin Islands.

  • Looking east, views of East End, Tortolla, & British Virgin Islands.

    Looking east, views of East End, Tortolla, & British Virgin Islands.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Entrance to deck from rock garden.

    Entrance to deck from rock garden.

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This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Friday, January 20, 2017

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