Ilios-Romantic, Pool, a/C, Convenient to Town!(2 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-7 nights
- Property type:Villa
- Pets considered:Ask Manager
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, A/C, Pool, W/ Romance & Charm
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
- 1800 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- The home includes beach towels, beach chairs and a cooler.
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Botanical Garden
- Duty Free Shops
- Health/Beauty Spa
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Eco Tourism
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Ocean View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Climbing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Deck / Patio
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
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In Season (2 person rate)
Jan 7 - Apr 14, 2017
7 night min stay
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
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Tax Rate 17.5%
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
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.
Manager's cancellation policy:
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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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.
Year Purchased: 2001
Why 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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lios is a classic Mediterranean styled villa on the south shore of St. John
Ilios, viewed from a distance
European made Tucci sun umbrellas provide shade for this sun-all-day pool deck
The view from the living room
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 tower bedroom
Another look at the courtyard bedroom
All three bedrooms have vaulted exposed beam ceilings like this bedroom.
This photo was taken before the European sun umbrellas were installed
The entrance to Ilios
Looking south from the pool and sundeck
Looking into the kitchen from the living room
Another view of the living room
Dining in the courtyard
The master bedroom, viewed from the pool
The romantic master bedroom has a pillow view of the Caribbean
The view from the 2nd level tower bedroom.
The courtyard guest bedroom has a king bed
Like the other 2 bedrooms, the courtyard bedroom has its owns private access
The master bedroom overlooks the pool and the Caribbean
A dazzling bougainvillea hedge borders the pool with Caribbean color
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Monday, January 23, 2017
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