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Last updated: 05/17/2017
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:4.5
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

4 Bed, 4.5 Bath Secluded Eco-Friendly villa overlooking Francis Bay

On a Clear Day… sits nestled within the Virgin Island National Park on the North Shore of St. John overlooking Francis Bay. At 170 feet in elevation, indeed, it seems like some days you can see forever from this beautiful, secluded villa with “to die for” views of St. Thomas and the water. A westward orientation also yields spectacular sunsets from every room and deck. Yet this vacation home remains only a 2 minute drive or 10 minute walk from fantastic swimming, snorkeling, and sunning at Francis Bay Beach, 25 minutes from Cruz Bay, and 12 minutes from Coral Bay. Cinnamon Bay Campground is a 7 minute drive and provides open air gazebo dining, a convenience store for food and supplies, and a beach shop with watersport rentals which include kayaks, sailboards, and snorkel equipment.

Villa Overview

Completed in 2012, On a Clear Day… was built as an eco-friendly vacation home for fun, families, flexibility, health, nature, and finally and most importantly, life renewal. Your stay should rest your soul, invigorate your body, and restore your spirit. From the privacy and tranquility afforded by the National Park’s location to the structure’s exercise room and 54 foot long pool lap lane for workouts to a completely flat first floor (including one bedroom) for guests with physical challenges, this villa offers something for everyone.

For those interested in learning more about Green Energy Conservation, On a Clear Day… is a 5 Star Tropical Green Building, as certified by St. John’s Island Green Living Association. The villa makes use of low solar gain, low-E glass throughout together with LED lighting and Energy Star appliances, fans, and TVs. Low flow WaterSense plumbing fixtures, dual flush toilets, individually controlled high SEER-rated ductless air-conditioning units, solar heated domestic hot water, and a solar reflective metal roof sitting over a thermal reflective blanket and fiberboard insulation have also been incorporated into the design. The entire villa is powered by two large ground-mounted photovoltaic arrays situated on land just below the structure. The villa is also equipped with an emergency generator should there be an Island power outage. Continuing in the Green vein, On a Clear Day... utilizes organic-based fertilizer for its landscaping and the mildest forms of insecticide for pest control.

The Interior

The entire interior is enclosed in one structure. Four large bedrooms comprise the sleeping space, three at 308 square feet and the master at 480. Three contain king size beds, the fourth with two twins that can easily be brought together to create king sized sleeping. All bedrooms have ceiling fans, secluded balconies, and private baths with dual sinks and tumbled marble showers. Each has an individually controlled air-conditioning unit along with a 40 inch LED TV with Dish Satellite programming and a Blu-ray disc player.

The kitchen offers Brazilian granite countertops and environment-friendly bamboo cabinetry and is equipped with an ultra-quiet dishwasher, refrigerator/freezer with ice maker, convection oven/range with hood, microwave, and wine cooler. A washer/dryer is available for guests along with a Weber gas outdoor grill. The kitchen has counter seating for 4 and abuts a dining room with seating for 8 to 10.

The Great Room is furnished in contemporary green bamboo/rattan and offers panoramic views of the pool, pool deck, and Francis Bay from every corner. A 60 inch LED TV with Bose Surround Sound is available for your viewing and music pleasure.
An air-conditioned exercise room with TV/stereo/iPod dock provides a Bowflex home gym, Sole elliptical machine, and a Concept II rowing Ergometer.
House Internet is provided through fiber optic broadband technology initiated in St. Thomas and is signaled directly to On a Clear Day … via SkyFiber. The system’s speed is 24Mbps/5Mbps, far faster than that offered in most other villas on the Island, which use DSL. Should primary connectivity be lost, the villa’s Internet transparently and automatically fails over to a backup AT&T cellular connection. WiFi transmits to every room. The house is also equipped with a cellular signal booster system positioned towards St. Thomas. This arrangement serves to stabilize and strengthen incoming and outgoing cellular phone and Internet signals. Additionally, your communications will be via cell towers on St. Thomas and not Tortola, helping to eliminate Tortola roaming charges. St. Thomas antennas are AT&T dominated. Thus, most cell phone users at On a Clear Day … and on St. John find AT&T the company of choice for coverage, quality, and avoidance of roaming fees. You may wish to consider a pay-as-you-go AT&T phone for your vacation and, for times away from the villa, AT&T or Virgin Mobile cellular Internet MiFi.

Outdoors

A wide pool deck supplies comfortable lounging with incomparable views of Francis Bay below and St. Thomas in the distance. Poolside offers various degrees of sun protection from out and out tanning to partial protection provided by trellises to complete coverage. A low chemical saltwater pool runs 3 foot 4 inches to 4 foot 6 inches in depth and contains a 54 foot long, 7 foot wide lap lane for exercise and an in-pool bench for relaxation. A screened-in porch off the dining room offers space for bug-free outside eating and socialization and easily opens to the pool deck via sliders.

In Conclusion…

We feel On a Clear Day… provides for both a healthful and relaxing vacation for friends and family and for youngsters, oldsters, and everyone in between. Nature and serenity abound. Yet, if needed, technology is not far away. We hope you consider partaking in the St. John Experience.

Manager

Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/17/2017

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Villa
  • 4478 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king

    Sliding door opens to private deck overlooking Francis Bay....moreless

  • Upstairs King: 1 king

    Sliding door opens to private deck overlooking Francis Bay....moreless

  • Lower Level King: 1 king

    Sliding doors open to covered porch and pool deck....moreless

  • 2 Twin Beds or 1 King: 2 twin/ single

    Sliding door opens to private deck overlooking Leinster Bay....moreless

  • Four large bedrooms comprise the sleeping space, three at 308 square feet and the master at 480. Three contain king size beds, the fourth with two twins that can easily be brought together to create king sized sleeping. A Pack 'N Play is available for an infant, and two inflatable air-mattresses are available for additional children. All bedrooms have ceiling fans, secluded balconies, and private baths with dual sinks and tumbled marble showers. Each has an individually controlled air-conditioning unit along with a 40 inch LED TV with Dish Satellite programming and a Blu-ray disc player....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player:

    Blu-Ray Disc players are available in the Great Room, each bedroom, and in the exercise room....moreless

  • Games:

    Family friendly games including Monopoly, Scrabble, playing cards, and puzzles are available....moreless

  • Music Library:

    Various CD's are available. Our satellite dish (available in all bedrooms and Great Room) receives all the Sirius stations....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Dish Satellite Programming is available throughout the villa....moreless

  • Stereo:

    The Great Room contains Bose Surround Sound. iPod Docks are available in the Great Room, each bedroom, and in the exercise room....moreless

  • Television:

    (6) 60 inch LED TV in the Great Room, 40 inch LED TV in each of the 4 bedrooms, and 32 inch LCD TV in the exercise room....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Various DVD's are available. ...moreless

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    A wide pool deck supplies comfortable lounging with incomparable views of Francis Bay below and St. Thomas in the distance....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Hiking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    The dining room has seating for 8 to 10....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Each bedroom and the exercise room contain individually controlled ultra-quiet cooling units....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    An air-conditioned exercise room with TV/stereo provides a Bowflex home gym, Sole elliptical machine, and a Concept II rowing ergometer....moreless

  • Internet:

    WiFi is available throughout the Villa. A printer is available as well....moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    The Great Room offers panoramic views of the pool, pool deck, and Francis Bay from every corner. A 60 inch LED TV with Bose Surround Sound is available for your viewing and music pleasure....moreless

  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    Ultra-Quiet...moreless

  • Freezer:

    Freezer contains ice maker...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen with Brazilian granite countertops and environment-friendly bamboo cabinetry is fully equipped. The kitchen has counter seating for 4....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator:

    (2) The kitchen contains both a standard refrigerator as well as a mini-fridge/wine cooler....moreless

  • Stove:

    Convection oven, range with hood. There is also a Weber Gas Outdoor Grill....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    (3) Two upstairs bedrooms open up onto private decks overlooking the swimming pool and beautiful Francis Bay. The third bedroom deck overlooks both Francis Bay and Leinster Bay....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    The rear deck leads from the house to the pool and provides breathtaking views of Francis Bay...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    A Weber Gas Grill is available ...moreless

  • Porch / Veranda:

    Overlooking the pool is a screened in porch for outdoor dining with seating for 8....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    A low chemical saltwater pool runs 3 foot 4 inches to 4 foot 6 inches in depth and contains a 54 foot long, 7 foot wide lap lane for exercise and an in-pool bench for relaxation....moreless

 

Reviews

5
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off-Season 2-4 People
Apr 15 - Nov 17, 2017
5 night min stay

$6,750

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $36 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
5 night min stay

$8,250

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $143 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Tax Rate 12.5%

Notes:

Note that the rates listed above are for 2-4 guests.

In-Season:

2-4 people: $8,250/wk

5-6 people: $10,250/wk

7-8 people: $12,250/wk

Off-Season:

2-4 people: $6,750/wk

5-6 people: $7,250/wk

7-8 people: $7,750/wk

Thanksgiving is $7,750.00/wk for 2-8 people.

Christmas/New Years is $14,700/wk 2-8 people

Rates are subject to change until confirmed by owner/manager.


Manager's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

9 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Cruz Bay
0.2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Francis Bay Beach
 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2012

Why Estate Annaberg, Saint John, USVI:
Our grandfather purchased this land in the 1950s and as the area around it became pristine National Park, it just sat there. It was always our father's dream to build a house on it that would bring our widespread family together. That dream has finally become a reality. He put thought and love into every detail of this house. If he could, he would live down there forever, but since that cannot happen, we are able to share the house with you. We truly want people to be able to appreciate the beauty of the island from a truly beautiful home.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Tranquility, health, and flexibility set this villa apart on St. John. The peacefulness of its location within the Virgin Island National Park together with an exercise room, 54 foot long pool lap lane, and easy access to hiking and ocean swimming/snorkeling combine to make your vacation both relaxing and an energy renewing experience. If you are specifically looking for the privacy and solitude of the Francis Bay/Annaberg Plantation area of St. John, On a Clear Day… is the only home in the small cluster of Francis Bay rental villas that offers both a pool and fantastic water views from almost every angle of the property.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/17/2017

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Photos

  • Welcome to 'On a Clear Day...'

    Welcome to 'On a Clear Day...'

  • The Great Room

    The Great Room

  • The Kitchen

    The Kitchen

  • The Screened-In Porch for Eating

    The Screened-In Porch for Eating

  • Master Bedroom with King Size Bed

    Master Bedroom with King Size Bed

  • First Floor Bedroom with King Size Bed and Direct Walk-Out to Pool Deck

    First Floor Bedroom with King Size Bed and Direct Walk-Out to Pool Deck

  • Second Floor “Kids” Bedroom with Private Balcony.  Two Twin beds convert to King

    Second Floor “Kids” Bedroom with Private Balcony. Two Twin beds convert to King

  • Full Exercise Room with Elliptical, Rowing Ergometer, and Bowflex Gym

    Full Exercise Room with Elliptical, Rowing Ergometer, and Bowflex Gym

  • The Pool and Rear Deck

    The Pool and Rear Deck

  • Francis Bay Beach, Minutes Away by Foot or Car

    Francis Bay Beach, Minutes Away by Foot or Car

  • The Villa Overlooking Francis Bay

    The Villa Overlooking Francis Bay

  • The Villa at Twilight

    The Villa at Twilight

  • The Villa Entrance

    The Villa Entrance

  • Great Room View of the Pool Deck, Pool, and Bay

    Great Room View of the Pool Deck, Pool, and Bay

  • Formal Dining Area

    Formal Dining Area

  • The Porch with Screens Wide-Open for Fantastic Views.

    The Porch with Screens Wide-Open for Fantastic Views.

  • Master Bedroom Balcony—Great Views from All Private Bedroom Verandas

    Master Bedroom Balcony—Great Views from All Private Bedroom Verandas

  • Second Floor Pool Bedroom with King Size Bed and Private Balcony

    Second Floor Pool Bedroom with King Size Bed and Private Balcony

  • Private Bathroom and Shower in Each Bedroom

    Private Bathroom and Shower in Each Bedroom

  • Pool with 54 Foot Exercise Lap Lane and In-Pool Socialization Bench

    Pool with 54 Foot Exercise Lap Lane and In-Pool Socialization Bench

  • The Birds-Eye View of the Francis Bay Salt Pond Bird Sanctuary, and Francis Bay

    The Birds-Eye View of the Francis Bay Salt Pond Bird Sanctuary, and Francis Bay

  • View From Above Incl. the 20 kW Photovoltaic Arrays that Power Your Green Villa

    View From Above Incl. the 20 kW Photovoltaic Arrays that Power Your Green Villa

  • Mary Creek, Leinster Bay, and Tortola Beyond

    Mary Creek, Leinster Bay, and Tortola Beyond

  • The Villa at Twilight

    The Villa at Twilight

VRBO #442485

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Monday, May 22, 2017

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