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WOW!! Romantic ocean front luxury, fabulous hot tub, large pool, with waterslide

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Space 4,900 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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We built this luxurious villa on scenic Grapetree Point after traveling throughout the Caribbean to virtually every island. Just up the hill from Bella Sera is the Contessa Nadia D'Navarro's spectacular castle. This quiet scenic locale, on the east end of this Virgin Island, is enjoyed by only a small number of vacationers every year.

SOME OF THE MOST RECENT REVIEWS DESCRIBE THIS LOVELY OCEANFRONT VILLA THE BEST:

“everyone should experience this at least once in their life, it was more than any picture could show” from VRBO -

“Most beautiful place we've ever been, just arrived home from the best vacation ever. The island is unbelievable along with the house HOmeAway.com

“We fell in love with Bella Sera immediately. It is gorgeous, spacious, and offered the perfect setting for a romantic, private vacation for my husband and me and our dear friends VRBO -

“Bella Sera by the Sea is a palatial villa on the east end of St. Croix. It is a great place to go for total quiet and relaxation. We enjoyed falling asleep to the sound of the waves hitting the rocks below. The vast verandas offer ocean breezes and great views all day long. The house itself is quite unique! There is so much to look at, you can't take it all in at once. There are fascinating pieces of art and even a chapel if a place to meditate is required. The house is very well appointed with every modern convenience including an 80-inch TV in the main room. We grilled out by the pool and enjoyed the slide, waterfall, and hot tub in the evening. The master bedroom made us feel like we were at Versailles! It has an enormous shower with 2 shower heads and an ocean view. There was also a very large Jacuzzi which we didn't get around to using. Bella Sera would be a great place for honeymooners who want total privacy or a larger group who enjoy hanging out around the pool. Some nice restaurants are an easy drive away. The owner is extremely responsive if you have any questions or if any maintenance issues (no matter how minor) arise during your stay. He also provides lots of information on diving, snorkeling, dining, and other island activities. If you want a beautiful setting in a "one of a kind" home out of the rat race, Bella Sera is the place!

Submitted: Jun 5 Stayed: Source: HomeAway

"Don't worry about feeling like you are renting some uncomfortable showroom, Bella is indeed beautiful, but it is so comfy and "home-like" , like how we would furnish our own home if we had this oceanfront locale."

Bella Sera is lushly landscaped with palms and tropical flowers, wonderful scents complemented with the mesmerizing sound of the turquoise Caribbean waves rolling in below . Here you will spend languorous days relaxing in the plentiful shaded or sunny sitting areas, relaxing on softly cushioned furniture to accommodate your every mood.

The fabulous pool and grotto area with waterfalls is complemented with a water slide and large adult foam floats that transform the pool into an inviting play area or a peaceful haven for drifting away, listening to your favorite music on the professional outdoor sound system.

The days here slowly melt away until the sun gloriously sets. It is time to move to the hot tub or the large size 65'' LCD TV with unlimited streaming movies.

For dinner, enjoy a tropical dinner in the comfortably furnished outdoor pavilion complete with wet bar, fridge and gas grill` overlooking the ocean front.

This is barefoot luxury at its very best. 7,500 sq. ft. (4,600 air conditioned) of luxury.

THE POOL (you will be spoiled forever): Enjoy your 'float therapy' with the comfy adult foam floats accompanied by your favorite music on the outdoor sound system. The rock waterfall in the shallow grotto sitting area cascades into the pool, creating a nice relaxing shaded area in the pool. Two bridges span the pool above and below, for easy access back and forth.

Our hot tub is spectacularly set at the edge of the cliff with the waves crashing in below.

For the children (over age 6 please) , we have a box full of pool toys and smaller floats, and a fabulous water slide ( see photo). There is a small shallow play area at the entry for non-swimming children, but most of the pool is 4- 5 feet deep.

No luxury pool is complete without a poolside bath, large shaded pavilion, granite and glass block wet bar, ice maker, gas grill, professional resort-style frozen drink maker, and fridge. What a great day!

THE BEDROOMS ( be lulled to sleep by the waves): Each bedroom has spectacular ocean views. Soft, comfy linens and mattresses throughout. Each lovely decorated bedroom is air conditioned with an en suite bathroom that is also a piece of art. The guest bedrooms each have large windows overlooking the ocean and feature a patio with lounge furniture. For additional children (7 people) we have a full-size portable bed.

The spacious master bedroom is honeymoon style. Lace canopied king bed with a nice sitting area and a walkout balcony to the waves crashing in below. You will enjoy brilliantly starry and moon-lit nights on the balcony's double chaise lounge. And the bathroom is HUGE! A work of art with a deep jetted jacuzzi overlooking the Caribbean.

All the bedrooms have DISH TV and DVD. Each has an alarm clock with IPOD/IPhone docks and players.

THE KITCHEN - (a view for the gourmet chef)

Start with the stainless steel appliances: DeLonghi expresso/cappucino and coffee maker; SubZero Pro glass fridge and freezer; and,Wolf range, double oven, griddle and grill. Add to that every cookware item made by LeCreuset and you are set for a large gourmet feast or a quiet dinner for two.

THE TECHNOLOGY (you will be surprised): You will find all the tech comforts of home. High speed internet with ethernet or WI-FI connection throughout the villa or grounds. Each room has telephone and intercom connecting every area of this large villa.

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More Details

Owner
Larry and Peg Meyer
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2018

About Larry and Peg Meyer

This is our most recent villa we built, and we previously built (1993) another ocean front villa next door called Paradise Point. We retired to the island full time in 2007 and are active in the island community as volunteers - Larry is on the Board of The Virgin Islands Boys and Girls Club and Peggy teaches Bible classes and does some high school volunteering. We supplement our income by renting our villa out to visitors. We love sharing our villa and the island with vacationing families. Our motto that we wished all our part-time island resident friends lived by is "SHARE your island home, don't SHUT it". We spend a lot of our time back in Florida with our children and grandkids, but come here frequently, so it has all the amenities of home, because for many weeks each year, this is our home, too.

https://gapoa.wordpress.com/2013/01/28/meet-the-meyers/

Larry and Peg Meyer purchased this villa in 2010

Why Larry and Peg Meyer chose Slob

It is absolutely gorgeous here, we have a love for the sea, and a love for the laid back island life style. the people are wonderful here, and the weather is almost always similarly wonderful.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for allowing us to enjoy your beautiful ocean front villa. The pictures on your website were incredible, but seeing it in person was truly amazing! Your decorations, furnishings and amenitiies are awesome as was our week vacation here in paradise!



In addition to swimming in your spectacular pool and sitting on the decks to enjoy the fantastic views and ocean breezes, we also took your advice and went deep sea fishing and snorkeling at the snorkel trail by Buck Island - great experiences both!



We definitley plan to return again, and we'll highly recommend renting your home to our family and friends.
Aug 2013
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Amenities

Slob Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • A/C in the large great room/kitchen area costs us $12/hour due to the exceedingly high electric charges on the island. Please see our rules on this.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • fax
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , in the entry foyer adjacent to dining room and living room
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , pool bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , mini-fridge , DVD, DISH TV, microwave, IPod/IPhone dock/play
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , DVD, DISH TV, IPod/IPhone dock/player and alrm clock
    Bedroom 3 (convertible to 1 king or 2 twins) - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , This bedroom can be a king OR two twins, DVD, DISH TV
    portable (nice size) - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , In a little room off of the MBR, intended for a child
  • All bedrooms very comfortably furnished. The two twins (king convertible) are ideal for children although we have a minimum age of 6. Each bedroom has an alarm clock an IPod /Iphone/ Ipad player and dock for charging. If you have more than 6 people, we can accommodate one child willing to use the 16 inch elevated air bed with headboard. See http://www.aerobed.com/Elevated-Mini-Headboard-Bed-Blue-Twin-P1975C38.aspx
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Infants (under 14 months) and Children 6 years and above are welcome. (no toddlers)

Reviews

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average rating of 4.9506173 based on 85 reviews
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100% Awesome

  • 5 of 5

You could keep searching but it's not going to get better than this breathtaking, gorgeous, everything you could ever need or want, 5 star property known as Bella Sera. Larry and Peg have built a true paradise and anyone will feel lucky having stayed here. The entire home is meticulously well thought out and of incredible quality, functionality and beauty. The pool is large, immaculate and with a waterfall, jacuzzi and a water slide if you have little ones. The outdoor sound system is awesome as well so you can listen to whatever you want to listen to without earbuds, pure silence or listening to stuff you don't really like.

Larry and Peg leave no stone unturned as far as instructions for everything in the home. They also go above and beyond the call of duty to answer any questions and make your stay perfect. Best Ever.

So we'll end where we began. You will not find anything this awesome for a romantic get away or for 6 or seven people. We will 100% return, probably many times.

Thanks from Brad and Cindy

  • Submitted: May 14, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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This property was even better than the photos.

  • 5 of 5

Peg and Larry are very gracious hosts. Meg met us at the airport, and got us to a grocery store, and then accompanied us to the property. Wine and Aged Rum was there to welcome us, and the house was just beautiful. We didn't want to leave, but forced ourselves to get to a few beaches and sightsee also. The bedrooms are comfortable with great views. The bedding is luxurious. The many different spaces to sit and enjoy the views were amazing. We enjoyed breakfast on the terrace where were could feed sugar to the birds and watch them in their element. A few nights we cooked in the house, and the amenities were perfect. All of the appliances were high end, and we found everything we needed to make our own gourmet meals. The pool and the outside bar made for some wonderful afternoon lounging, and the smoothie machine offered up the perfect afternoon cocktail refreshments. The house is just close enough to Christiansted to enjoy shopping, outings, and dinner, but just far enough away to feel like our own private island. We have already booked again for next year, and we can't wait to see the island even more revitalized after the hurricane. You wouldn't know this house had experienced the hurricane at all, but you can definitely tell that the island is still working to recover. I would highly recommend Bella Sera. It was everything we wanted for our family vacation and more.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: First of all thank you for visiting the island. The people here were devastated by the hurricane, not just buildings were lost, but also jobs. As a visitor you helped by employing people at restaurants, shops, and yes our staff that keeps Bella Sera beautiful. The island has made a wonderful comeback physically, but it will take a while economically for the island to recover and you and other visitors are helping the recovery. Secondly, thank you for your kind words, we are looking forward to your return next year. Thank you for booking again!!
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5

Simply amazing!

  • 5 of 5

My family just finished a fabulous stay at Bella Sera. We would strongly recommend this for a family vacation. There was everything there for the kids, waterslide, outside drink/smoothie machine at the poolside bar, just like at the beach resorts. There is Roku/Netflix/games in every bedroom, each with their own bath for maximum privacy, and a large TV in the huge family room . The pool and spa is fabulous and the oceanfront setting is to die for.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A fantastic family holiday!

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived at Bella Sera with our son, daughter-in-law and two grandchildren ( ages 9 &11), the boys began to dance with excitement and this best describes our feelings about our week at Bella Sera. Pictures and descriptions do not do justice. We did not have time to take advantage of all the amenities that Larry had provided nor all the attractions of the island, as the pool, waterslide and hot tub were too inviting. We did enjoy the old fort in Christensted as well as lunches overlooking the harbor.

There were many surprises at the Villa, including excellent cooking equipment, helpful pantry items which earlier guests had kindly left, comfortable loungers in all areas of the patio so that one could have shade or sun at any time of the day and have opportunities for quiet time. Larry was available by email to answer any questions or give further advice, although I must say that we have never had such comprehensive information about the attractions/restaurants/beaches of St. Croix before we left. Larry has really thought of everything. Because of the aftermath of the hurricaine, some resorts are closed (Divi for one), but this meant that we could use the beach on our own.

We will certainly recommend Bella Sera to our friends.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much....it is always fun to have families with children be able to enjoy a week at Bella Sera....a special reward, really, for us to hear about your family having a great time!!
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The property is just like the pictures if not better in person!!!!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

A very relaxing grand time at Bella Sera!! Could not have been better!!

Would return for another stay without question.

As they say "try it you ,you'll like it"

Kim

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, it was a delight hosting your family.
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The house is amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Superb experience. You won’t be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Cane Bay
Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve
Cruzan Rum Factory
Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Rohlsen International St. Croix Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Divi Carina or Good Spirits or Duggans Reef
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Divi Carina Bay Resort
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
GrapeTree Beach and Divi Resort Beach
Car: recommended

Located on the ocean front in the exclusive southeast area of St. Croix Island. The Caribbean Ocean rolls in on the rocks below. Mesmerizing sound, especially for sleeping or napping!! Easy access to lovely Grapetree Beach a short distance away and one half mile to the beach at Divi Carina Bay Resort and Casino.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Property Damage Protection $59

as low as $648 daily . Add a day for only $195!
Please - we do not accept toddlers and children less than six years old for safety and liability reasons.

Thank you for your understanding on these reasonable age limits.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.