3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Air, Pool, W/ Romance & Charm Located in Hart Bay
Webb and Judy Moniz
Why Webb and Judy Moniz chose Estate Chocolate Hole and Great Cruz Bay
Ilios was the second vacation villa that we purchased on St’ John. Our first home - Palm Villa, which is also a terrific rental home - sits high in the hills above Cruz Bay, with spectacular views of the Caribbean. We also love listening to the sound of breaking surf and the joy of easy access to beach walks and snorkeling, so when Ilios came on the market, we bought our second St. John home. We thought that Ilios would make a perfect match with Palm Villa, and it has. We really love this neighborhood because it’s an easy drive into town, yet we’re the next to last house on a dead end road that tourists never wander down, so it’s quite peaceful and relaxing. Because we face south-southwest the trade winds blow soft and warm, and the lovely Caribbean sun wraps the pool and sun deck in its warmth the entire day. Hart Bay really exemplifies why we love this island, we’re 2 ½ miles from Cruz Bay, yet it feels like we’re 20 miles from town. We’ve spent a lot of days in Ilios and every day has been a wonderful experience for us, and we hope the same is true for you.
What makes this Villa unique
The first time we viewed Ilios we fell in love with the layout and the Greek architectural theme, and we were especially captivated by the soft, peaceful and romantic ambiance of this home. Apparently many others have also recognized this feature because we have rented to a lot of honeymooners and couples in the years we have owned Ilios. For two couples, the upper bedroom and the master bedroom make a perfect pair of bedrooms, both with excellent privacy and lovely views. The few homes that occupy Hart Bay have become popular destinations for rental guests, and Ilios fits in perfectly with the fashionable villas that call Hart Bay home. We feel that Ilios really captures all of nature's wonderful sights and sounds, including a sunset through the hills, moonlight on the bay and abundant sunshine and tropical breezes that bathe the house. One look at the photos and it’s no mystery why this romantic villa has been a favorite with many honeymooners, lovers, couples and families. You'll love it too.
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Ilios House was perfect
We were thrilled at our first sight of Ilios house - the pictures do not do it justice. It had just what we were all looking for: a sense of style and charm that felt timeless. It felt like a small compound with 3 separate buildings, a bedroom and bath in each to give complete privacy to everyone. The pool and main living space provided a great space to come together. I would stay again in a heartbeat - I don't think I would even look anywhere else.
Thank you, William! The staff at Caribbean Villas of St John thoroughly enjoyed having you as our guest and we are ecstatic to hear that you had a great time at Ilios! We would be just as pleased to have you again! You will always have friends here on in paradise!
We stayed at Ilios and loved it. We have recommended Ilios Villa to all of our friends and will definitely return. Snorkeling at Trunk Bay and dining at Lucys Restaurant out in Coral Bay was the highlight of our day. Hiking trail to Little Lemeshur was a work out but worth the trip. See you next year!
Ilios is charming and comfortable!
My husband and I stayed at Ilios in mid-January for two weeks. We’ve stayed there a number of times over the years—and it gets better and better. A few years ago the kitchen was updated and last year umbrellas were added to the patio, which gets sun throughout the day. Not only are the beds very comfortable, the bedrooms are in separate pods to provide complete privacy for 3 couples. We stayed in the 2nd floor bedroom which has a small deck—perfect for a pre-dinner glass of wine while watching cruise ships that had just departed St. Thomas en route to their next destination. When the surf is up, we’ve enjoyed walking down to nearby Hart Bay to watch the surfers late in the afternoon. Ilios is a 5 minute ride to Cruz Bay so dining out and marketing are very easy, as is access to the North Shore beaches. We hope to return to St. John soon and will certainly plan to stay at Ilios.
Ilios is one of the few homes that is located on the south facing side of Hart Bay, a semi-secluded cove on the south shore of St. John, just beyond Chocolate Hole Harbor. This upscale residential neighborhood is a 5 - 10 minute drive from Cruz Bay.