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Mare Blu: Experience Sophisticated Elegance in Paradise

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Last updated: 11/14/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:6
  • Bathrooms:6.75
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

6 Bedroom Suites, 8 baths, Sleeps 12

Mare Blu Villa is a amazing addition to St. John's beautiful landscape. Overlooking Rendezvous Bay , this colorful, 10,000 sq. ft. villa mirrors the dramatic hues of the Caribbean scenery. Mare Blu is considered to be one of the most luxurious high-style, relaxing and private villas on the island of St. John.

After 30 years of island hopping, Mare Blu owners, Teri and Bernie Ackerman, found no match for the appeal of the friendly and culturally diverse community of St. John, nor for the beauty of its tropical forests, national parks and secluded sandy beaches. St. John is believed by many to be the most beautiful of the USVIs, if not the most beautiful island in all of the Caribbean. The vacation home of their dreams was built on a hill above the turquoise waters of Rendezvous Bay, looking south, with scenic views that stretch from the east end of St. John to St. Croix.

The Ultimate in Style and Luxury: Mare Blu's great floor plan, superb design, lighting, and finishes distinguish this spectacular villa overlooking Rendezvous Bay. Built in four spacious pavilions linked together by generous outdoor living spaces, the sparking pool and tropical gardens, Mare Blue offers full air conditioning throughout the villa. Its excellent floor plan is designed so that all of the home's living space and pool is on one level. Six large bedroom/bath suites, a stunning indoor gourmet kitchen flanked by an outdoor kitchen dining and sitting area, and a beautifully-decorated Great Room and loggia are just a start at Mare Blu.


6 Bedroom Suites for the Ultimate in Privacy: Mare Blu has six large bedroom/bathroom master suites, two located at pool level, three on the garden level and one in the pavilion above the grand veranda. All bedroom suites are beautifully furnished, air conditioned hideaways that take full advantage of their picturesque location. All the suites have flat screen televisions with cable. Bathrooms have double vanities, showers, and are tiled in grey granite from floor to ceiling. The Orange suite features an alfresco shower, Yellow a semi-alfresco shower and the Pink suite also offers a bathtub.

Incredible & Well Appointed Living & DIning Areas: All of the villa's living space is on the main level of the pavilion. The Great Room, with two seating areas, provides a 55' HDTV, DVD, movies, games & game table. Adjacent, the gourmet kitchen leaves nothing to be desired, even by the most discerning of gourmet cooks. Well stocked with a large variety of glassware, stemware, dinnerware & cookware, the kitchen is equipped to feed the masses with its top of the line stainless steel appliances, including a 3-door refrigerator/freezer, standard oven, microwave/convection oven and two dishwashers. Sliding glass pocket doors lead from the indoor kitchen to its outdoor kitchen providing easy service to the alfresco dining room & includes a professional gas grill, 2nd oven, icemaker & generous countertop space. The dining room joins the covered outdoor living room resulting in one expansive outdoor living space with awesome ocean views. With an abundance of outdoor seating and lounging furniture this space is the true heart of the villa!
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Owner

Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/14/2016

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 10000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Concierge
  • Massage

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    please contact owner for more information...moreless

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

  • Purple: 1 king

    Convertible to 2 Twins...moreless

  • Orange: 1 king

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  • Yellow: 1 queen

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  • Beige: 1 king

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  • Pink: 1 king

    Convertible to 2 Twins...moreless

  • Blue: 1 queen

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  • All bedrooms/bath suites (hypo-allergenic) have cable TV, hair dryer, toiletries, 1000 count linens, plush towels, safe for valuables, double vanities and shower (main-level twin suite also has a bathtub); Upper Pavilion's Blue Suite has coffee maker and mini-fridge. All with a view of Rendezvous Bay...moreless

Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • We have stocked and supplied all the essentials and conveniences so that you can travel light and still have everything that you need and desire for a totally enjoyable, comfortable and relaxed vacation. Just pack some clothes and bathing suits. General Items & Electronics: 8 cable TVs and a 24 inch flat-screen cable TV in each bedroom suite, 2 DVD players (in Great Room and in pool loggia), iPod docking stations, large DVD movie collection, books, games; full air-conditioning throughout villa; High speed wireless internet for your laptop, printer, answering machine. Gourmet kitchen with stainless-steel appliances, including 3-door refrigerator, 2 dishwashers, microwave/convection oven, regular oven/microwave oven, and wide selection of dishes, glassware, serving pieces, cookware- everything for the chef. Adjoining outside kitchen with stainless steel professional gas grill, icemaker, oven and screened pass-through from the kitchen to the outdoor dining area....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Library
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean:

    You can see the Caribbean everywhere ...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    All rooms including bedroom and bathroom suites have a stunning view of the Caribbean....moreless

  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    AC units are provided throughout the home....moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    2...moreless

  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Indoor and outdoor...moreless

  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven:

    2...moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

    largest private pool on St. John...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall
Nov 28 - Dec 17, 2016
7 night min stay

$10,000
Holiday
Dec 18 - Jan 7, 2017
7 night min stay

$23,000
Winter
Jan 8 - Apr 21, 2017
7 night min stay

$13,000
Summer
May 22 - Nov 17, 2017
7 night min stay

$10,000
Holiday
Nov 18 - Nov 24, 2017
7 night min stay

$13,000
Fall
Nov 25 - Dec 15, 2017
7 night min stay

$10,000
Holiday
Dec 18 - Jan 5, 2018
7 night min stay

$23,000
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$10,000

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,500
  • Tax Rate 12.5%

Notes:

HOMEAWAY RATE FORMAT WILL ONLY DISPLAY THE LOWEST RATE (2 TO 6 PERSON RATE) Rates are based on number of guests, please email or call for detailed rate information. 2 per bedroom, Children under the age of two are not included in count when staying in parents room. Rates are subject to change. Please contact owner for more detail at 704-578-4887


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 11/14/2016
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Location

Car: Recommended

Mare Blu Villa is a striking addition to St. John's beautiful landscape. From a hillside on the exclusive Rendezvous Bay overlooking the majestic south shore, this colorful villa mirrors the dramatic hues of the Caribbean scenery that inspired it. Mare Blu is considered to be one of the most luxurious high-style, relaxing and private villas on the island of St. John. Please be sure to visit our personal website for much more about this gorgeous home and it's surroundings.

Other Activities: St. John's casual ambiance, coupled with the sense of seclusion the island provides, quickly sends visitors into a vacation state-of- mind. Once through the security gates of Mare Blu and into the villa's main pavilion, guests are not only convinced that they have escaped civilization, but are also certain they have found paradise! From a lounge chair on the veranda at Mare Blu, one may feel as if they are completely secluded, but in fact, they are only a short drive from the best of everything the island of St. John has to offer. Mare Blu is only a short distance from the festive town of Cruz Bay with its upscale shopping, trendy boutiques, gourmet markets, art galleries and fine dining. It's only a short drive to numerous bays and inlets suitable for kayaking, scuba diving, sailing, power boating and also to the renowned National Park beaches for a leisurely day of snorkeling or simply relaxing on powder white sand.

Golf: For golfers, the thrill of a lifetime awaits at Mahogany Run Golf Course on St. Thomas, a Caribbean resort course rich in tropical foliage, exciting and challenging greens and spectacular vistas! The 14th hole of Mahogany Run - perched on a cliff 200 feet above a rocky inlet of the Atlantic Ocean and commanding an unlimited view of the sea and neighboring U.S. and British Virgin Islands - may well be one of the most photographed and among the most challenging of par-3 holes in the world.

Designed by George and Tom Fazio and opened in 1980, Mahogany Run has attracted thousands of visitors, golfers and non-golfers, celebrities and Presidents alike - to its challenging and exciting greens. Carved and blasted out of native Blue-Bit stone resulting in an area of land just less than 100 acres, Golf Digest proclaimed that its creation was more of an engineering marvel than an architectural one. As you stand on the 14th tee box and feel the pounding surf between you and the 14th green, it is understandable why there have been no other attempts to build a golf course on St. Thomas.

 

Owner info

About the owner: Mare Blu is owned by Teri & Bernie Ackerman of Fort Mill, SC. They have two sons, Jason and Adam.

Why the Owner Chose Rendezvous & Ditleff (Bethany, Cruz Bay, St. John 00830, USVI):
We love St John because it is restful and relaxing, yet still offers something for everyone. There is great hiking and snorkeling just seconds from our house - not to mention the spectacular views. There are also fabulous restaurants just 5 minutes away and the best beachs in the world.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Mare Blu was built with all the main living space on the same level. Large infinity edge pool, outdoor and indoor kitchen, dining room, and lots of out door seating covered and with sun so everyone can be together. There are also separate porches and areas for smaller groups or couples to have some quiet time.. All the bedroom suites are large and equal in size with large bathrooms. Indoor and outdoor TVs where you can view your favorite program, movie or sporting event while floating in the pool. Every room and space including bathrooms have a spectacular view of the Caribbean.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/14/2016

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Photos

  • Another beautiful sunset at Mare Blu Villa

    Another beautiful sunset at Mare Blu Villa

  • Dine outdoors with top of the line appliances

    Dine outdoors with top of the line appliances

  • Another luxurious bedroom suite

    Another luxurious bedroom suite

  • Imagine waking up with a view like this

    Imagine waking up with a view like this

  • Expansive vistas of the Caribbean await at Mare Blu

    Expansive vistas of the Caribbean await at Mare Blu

  • Relax while taking in the ocean views

    Relax while taking in the ocean views

  • One of 6 luxurious bedrooms

    One of 6 luxurious bedrooms

  • Covered lanai

    Covered lanai

  • Indoor living area

    Indoor living area

  • Comfortable Indoor Living Room

    Comfortable Indoor Living Room

  • Enjoy the sun, view and pool

    Enjoy the sun, view and pool

  • Lots of Outdoor Living Space to Enjoy!

    Lots of Outdoor Living Space to Enjoy!

VRBO #230715

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Tuesday, December 06, 2016

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