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lios is a classic Mediterranean styled villa on the south shore of St. John

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Last updated: 07/27/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Manager
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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, but with only four homes on Ilios’ access road, this area maintains the peaceful, relaxed and less developed character that is the essence of St John. The view looks south into the multi-colored waters of Hart Bay and on most days St. Croix is easily visible. Cruise ships sometimes pass by in the morning and evening, and sailboats glide by on their way to Cruz Bay. The house faces south so the pool and sun deck are painted with sun the entire day, and for those looking for some shade, there is cover under the arbor over the courtyard. Also recently added are 2 - 9 ft umbrellas that are bolted to the sun deck. You can relax in the sun and work on your golden tan or you can put up the umbrellas and relax by the pool in the shade; the choice is yours.


Ilios is a really charming and romantic home that was designed to be a modern interpretation of a classic Greek villa. It combines the grace, beauty and colors of traditional Mediterranean architecture with the comforts and conveniences of a present-day vacation home. In keeping with this theme, the centerpiece is an open courtyard surrounded on three sides by hip roofed buildings. The pool and sun deck are on the southern side of the house and are bathed in sunshine and soft breezes throughout the day. All of the living areas, except for the upper bedroom, are on the ground level and there is parking for two vehicles in the parking area.

The main house contains the handsome great room that includes the living/dining and kitchen areas. With its rustic stone arches and light filled soaring ceilings, white walls, Mediterranean blue trim and restful views, the atmosphere in the great room is relaxing, and very romantic – a perfect honeymoon hideaway or lovers escape. If you wish to supplement the background sound of surf breaking on Hart Bay Beach, a cable color TV/VCR/DVD, and a stereo/cassette/CD and high speed internet access are provided.

There is dining in the courtyard under the hibiscus arbor at a table for 6, or dining in the great room at an antique table for 6. There’s a gas barbecue grill in the courtyard, and a house phone and washer/dryer are included. The kitchen is completely equipped and opens wide to the courtyard and the living area. Included are a gas 4 burner stove and oven, refrigerator/freezer and a dishwasher, microwave, blender and coffee maker as well as cookware and dinnerware.

The master bedroom (king) overlooks the hibiscus garden and the pool. This lovely retreat is private and very romantic, and includes a/c, a cable TV/DVD, a private bath with a garden shower and screened doors that open to water views and a private deck. A young child's alcove with a small single bunk bed is conveniently annexed to the master bedroom, making this a joy for parents with a child. The patio level guest bedroom (king) also has a/c, cable TV/DVD, a private bath, garden shower and views of the courtyard garden and the Caribbean. The upper floor guest bedroom (queen) has a/c, cable TV/DVD and an attached private bath. This bedroom is accessed by exterior stairs. A tiled deck has been added and this is now a delightful place for morning coffee while watching the sun rise, or a cold drink while watching cruise ships en route to other Caribbean destinations

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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 child bed

    Master bdrm, a/c, TV/DVD, private balcony...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Upper bdrm, a/c, TV/DVD, private balcony...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    Guest Bdrm, ground level, a/c, TV/DVD...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • The home includes beach towels, beach chairs and a cooler.

Entertainment

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

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Ocean View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Bedrooms only...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    The sun deck has all day sun or there are 2 - 9ft umbrellas that can be opened to provide shade from the sun...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Season (2 person rate)
Apr 9 - Dec 16, 2016
7 night min stay

$2,060

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Christmas/New Years
Dec 17 - Jan 6, 2017
7 night min stay

$5,370
In Season (2 person rate)
Jan 7 - Apr 14, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,950

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

Off Season (2 person rate)
Apr 15 - Dec 15, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,060

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 17.5%

Notes:

WEEKLY RENTAL RATES BASED ON # OF PEOPLE PER SEASON:

IN SEASON: Dec 17, 2016 - April 14, 2017

$3950/wk for 2, $4225/wk for 3-4, $4475/wk for 5-6

CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARS: $5370/wk for 2-6 guests

OFF SEASON: April 9, 2016 - Dec 16, 2016

$2060/wk for 2, $2510/wk for 3-4 $2760/wk for 5-6

THANKSGIVING: Off Season rates apply

12.5% Hotel Tax/5% Service Charge

$500 Damage Deposit

Payments:

50% is due within 7 days of booking, final payment is due 60 days prior to arrival. For Christmas/New Years bookings- final payment is due 120 days prior to arrival.

Cancellation Policy:

Once Caribbean Villas has received your deposit, if you cancel/change your reservation 120 days or more prior to arrival, there is a 20% penalty off the total room charge. If you cancel/change your reservation 60-120 days prior to arrival, there is a 50% penalty off the total room charge. If you cancel/change within 60 days of arrival, there is a 100% penalty off the total room charge. Christmas/New Years and President weeks are non-refundable.


Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking


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Location

2.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
2.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant

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.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2001

Why Fish Bay, Cruz Bay, St. John, USVI:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
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. But Ilios isn’t just for lovers; the small bunk bed in the master bedroom makes this a unique home for parents with a young child who still sleeps in the parent’s bedroom. If the children are a bit older, the twin’s bedroom offers privacy for the parents but the children are still next door. Or, 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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Photos

  • lios is a classic Mediterranean styled villa on the south shore of St. John

    lios is a classic Mediterranean styled villa on the south shore of St. John

  • Ilios, viewed from a distance

    Ilios, viewed from a distance

  • European made Tucci sun umbrellas provide shade for this sun-all-day pool deck

    European made Tucci sun umbrellas provide shade for this sun-all-day pool deck

  • The view from the living room

    The view from the living room

  • Interior dining

    Interior dining

  • The kitchen

    The kitchen

  • This view shows the master bedroom on the right & living room in the center

    This view shows the master bedroom on the right & living room in the center

  • The master bedroom, with a small bed for a child in the alcove on the right

    The master bedroom, with a small bed for a child in the alcove on the right

  • The tower bedroom

    The tower bedroom

  • Another look at the courtyard bedroom

    Another look at the courtyard bedroom

  • All three bedrooms have vaulted exposed beam ceilings like this bedroom.

    All three bedrooms have vaulted exposed beam ceilings like this bedroom.

  • This photo was taken before the European sun umbrellas were installed

    This photo was taken before the European sun umbrellas were installed

  • The entrance to Ilios

    The entrance to Ilios

  • Looking south from the pool and sundeck

    Looking south from the pool and sundeck

  • Looking into the kitchen from the living room

    Looking into the kitchen from the living room

  • Another view of the living room

    Another view of the living room

  • Dining in the courtyard

    Dining in the courtyard

  • The master bedroom, viewed from the pool

    The master bedroom, viewed from the pool

  • The romantic master bedroom has a pillow view of the Caribbean

    The romantic master bedroom has a pillow view of the Caribbean

  • The view from the 2nd level tower bedroom.

    The view from the 2nd level tower bedroom.

  • The courtyard guest bedroom has a king bed

    The courtyard guest bedroom has a king bed

  • Like the other 2 bedrooms, the courtyard  bedroom has its owns private access

    Like the other 2 bedrooms, the courtyard bedroom has its owns private access

  • The master bedroom overlooks the pool and the Caribbean

    The master bedroom overlooks the pool and the Caribbean

  • A dazzling bougainvillea hedge borders the pool with Caribbean color

    A dazzling bougainvillea hedge borders the pool with Caribbean color

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Wednesday, July 27, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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