The Castle on St. John Island(2 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-5 nights
- Property type:Villa
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6
Castle St John is a unique villa within the Virgin Islands National Park boundaries. Built by the owner over eight years, it boasts the most extraordinary seascape panorama.
Two very separate bedrooms, king and queen, each with adjoining full baths. Besides the fully-equipped, modern kitchen and mahogany great room, there is a tiled outdoor shower, expansive decks and balconies, an observatory sundeck with giant chess on the fifth level, and a whirlpool spa nestled in a tropical garden.
Ceilings, furniture, and cabinetry are custom made of Cyprus and Mahogany with a feeling of casual elegance and artistic refinement... relics in the walls... fine mosaics... sculptures and a Zen sand garden. This unusual decor is accented by local paintings, masks, crafts, and statuary.
This is a romantic destination for your anniversary or honeymoon vacation! However, kids of all ages also love the mix of fantasy with the power of nature.
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Member since: 2004
- 2 story
- Max. occupancy 4
- Events Allowed
- Pets Considered
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Nude Beach
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Near The Ocean
- Ocean View
- Water View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Parking Off Street
- Towels Provided
- Wireless Internet
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Wood Deck
Pool / Spa
- Hot Tub
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
High (holidays more)
Dec 21 - Apr 9, 2017
5 night min stay
Shoulder 2 (holidays more)
Apr 10 - Aug 28, 2017
4 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $43 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Tax Rate 10%
Holiday and school break dates have a premium rental fee. see our home page for details
50% in a personal check holds the dates, final payment due one month prior to arrival
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Other Activities: Donkey rides, National Park tours and programs, giant chess, deep sky viewing
About the owner: I first came to St John as the general manager of Maho Bay, an upscale camping resort. I was lucky (or fated) to buy this exquisite land in 1977 and built a small wooden house for myself in the Japanese Sukia style. The house was entirely off the grid, with solar panels, a wind generator, solar hot water, and gravity fed shower. It was novel to mix the techie survival elements with the spiritual power of the wind on the mountaintop and the calming simplicity of the tea house.
Why the Owner Chose Johns Folly, St. John, USVI:
When the house burned down in 1983, I was persuaded to build again...so naturally I followed the Three Little Pigs story and made my house out of stone. Dozens of talented people helped over the years, and I acknowledge a considerable debt to their generosity and patience with me.
The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
The little castle combines one of the island's most fabulous panoramas with complete privacy. It is elegant where nature calls for that, but it is not deluxe. Folks who want no adventure in their visit probably should choose another dwelling.
- Secondary: +1 6072279835
Links to more information:
East End St John, Tortola and Virgin Gorda beyond
Play giant chess on the parapets
Castle Tower and great room, from the South
Please send us your art!
Facing East from Castle parapets, near sunset
One of Dozens of weddings at the Castle
Our villa under the stars
Not kidding about privacy
Castle Tower, time lapse (not retouched)
Castle Gate to Courtyard
Castle Archway to Hot Tub Garden
Anoles (like her), hermit crabs, hummingbirds, goats & donkeys at The Castle
The Castle on the mountaintop
Castle Great Room, East View
Owner Eve Abrams with family
View south from the Castle Courtyard
Hand made Mexican clay tiles
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Monday, March 20, 2017
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