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St John Artist's Home-Near Cruz Bay & Beaches-in Quiet Area

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The view from the porch at Island Living-Cruz Bay,

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Last updated: 07/21/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Island Living is the private home of St. John Artist/Photographer Constance Wallace, who is taking time away from the island to travel.

Island Living is located off the South Shore Road, about a mile from the town of Cruz Bay, near The Westin Resort. The home overlooks Cruz Bay, Pillsbury Sound & St. Thomas. It shares a quiet, private road with 2 other homes. It's possible to walk down to town BUT the roads are VERY steep and narrow & walking back UP is difficult. While you'll be able to get a taxi to bring you home, it's best to arrange in advance when you want to have one pick you up at the house. For the most enjoyable vacation, we recommend you rent a vehicle.

The Great Room is at the center of the house. It includes the kitchen, dining bar & living room. The two Bedrooms are mirror images of each other, one on each side of the Great Room. A large, outdoor, covered deck spans the Great Room & both Bedrooms, facing the view. That entire side of the house has sliding glass doors and screens. Every room is airy & has high ceilings with tropical fans.

Each Queen Bedroom has its own 10,000 BTU A/C, full bath with shower & tub & a separate loft area for additional sleeping with Full bed.

Island Living has been well cared for and well maintained. The attention of an enthusiastic owner in residence is obvious both inside & out. The property around the home contains pebbled pathways that wind gracefully through the native gardens and natural volcanic rock features.


The main part of the home was designed & built using Cypress & other local hardwoods in 1980 by a local builder who had an idea that was original at the time?that some visitors to the island might like to rent a house for their stay. Then, the primary choices of accommodations for visitors to St. John were either the luxury of Caneel Bay or the adventure of camping at Cinnamon Bay or Maho Bay. Constance Wallace purchased Island Living from him in 1985 and began living there. In 1991, she added a separate apartment below that she used as an office, studio & gallery. That part of the house is occupied year round by another St. John artist. The main (upper) part of the home is available & described here.

Well-behaved PETS are welcome.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

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

    The house is not suitable for children 8 months-8 years...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Well behaved dogs are welcome - please call - Pet Fee $150 each...moreless

  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 double

    Dbl in loft...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 double

    Dbl in loft...moreless

  • The bedrooms are mirror images of each other. Each bedroom has a Queen Bed, full bathroom & an additional Double Bed in the loft....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Full 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    hair dryer...moreless

  • Full 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    hair dryer...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Coin Laundry
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Pond
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View:

    Pillsbury Sound & St. Thomas in the distance - the house is less than a mile from Cruz Bay...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    10,000 BTU A/C in each bedroom...moreless

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone:

    Bring your cell phone - there is no land line at the house but excellent cell reception...moreless

  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    High speed DSL throughout...moreless

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Catering Available:

    We can arrange whatever you wish - please call...moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Everything you need to cook up a storm...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Gas range & oven...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    Full size 18 cu ft refrigerator & top freezer...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio:

    Covered porch spans the entire side of the house facing the view...moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer, up to 4 guests
Apr 16 - Dec 14, 2016
7 night min stay
$290

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $60 per night, per additional guest

Winter, up to 4 guests
Dec 15 - Apr 15, 2017
7 night min stay
$370

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $80 per night, per additional guest

Summer, up to 4 guests
Apr 16 - Dec 14, 2017
7 night min stay
$300

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $65 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Damage Waiver Fee $50
  • Pet Fee $150
  • Tax Rate 12.5%

Notes:

Children 12 yrs old and younger stay for FREE.

To confirm, a deposit is requested of half the Rental Amount. Please call owner, Constance Wallace, with your MC or VISA at (207) 230-9033. We can answer any questions you many have and will confirm your reservation by e-mail and send further details at that time. The balance will be charged to your credit card 60 days before your arrival. We also charge non-refundable Damage Waiver Fee $50.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 07/21/2016
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Location

Car: Recommended

Island Living is located off the South Shore Road, about a mile from the town of Cruz Bay, near The Westin Resort. The home overlooks Cruz Bay, Pillsbury Sound & St. Thomas. It shares a quiet, private road with 2 other homes. It's possible to walk down to town BUT the roads are VERY steep and narrow & walking back UP is difficult. While you'll be able to get a taxi to bring you home, it's best to arrange in advance when you want to have one pick you up at the house. For the most enjoyable vacation, we recommend you rent a vehicle.

Other Activities: kayaking, wind-surfing, sail boarding, sun bathing,hanging out on the beach

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1985

About the owner: St. John is the best place on earth and has been my primary home since 1980. Now it's time to do a bit of traveling with my dogs. St. John will always be Home to me. My team on the island will take good care of you while you're there & I'm away.


Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • The view from the porch at Island Living-Cruz Bay,

    The view from the porch at Island Living-Cruz Bay,

  • Wake up to the breeze & the view

    Wake up to the breeze & the view

  • Each bedroom has its own full bath, dresser, close

    Each bedroom has its own full bath, dresser, close

  • Eat indoors or outdoors on the covered porch that

    Eat indoors or outdoors on the covered porch that

  • When you feel like cooking, the kitchen is equippe

    When you feel like cooking, the kitchen is equippe

  • There's a large glass top desk & printer for your

    There's a large glass top desk & printer for your

  • Step out onto the deck from the cool, shady South

    Step out onto the deck from the cool, shady South

  • The South bedroom's bathroom alcove area-each bath

    The South bedroom's bathroom alcove area-each bath

  • You enter from the road, on pebbled walk ways

    You enter from the road, on pebbled walk ways

  • ...feel refreshed & awake after a good night's sle

    ...feel refreshed & awake after a good night's sle

  • The Great Room is at the center of the house with

    The Great Room is at the center of the house with

  • Live the indoor outdoor lifestyle-the covered deck

    Live the indoor outdoor lifestyle-the covered deck

  • The living spaces flow together so you can eat ins

    The living spaces flow together so you can eat ins

  • The South bedroom is to the left, off the Great Ro

    The South bedroom is to the left, off the Great Ro

  • The bedrooms are mirror images of each other - ide

    The bedrooms are mirror images of each other - ide

  • At the end of the day, you can relax as you watch

    At the end of the day, you can relax as you watch

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Sunday, July 24, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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  • Calendar last updated 07/21/2016
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