Casa Del Sol is a gorgeous plantation style home that consists of a majestic 2-level stone main house that is flanked on both sides by a 2-level bedroom tower. The building materials and the design of Casa Del Sol are traditional Caribbean, with handsome arched stonework and antique brick patios, two grand stairways, fully screened and custom built mahogany doors and windows, terra cotta tiled floors, and beamed cathedral ceilings. It enjoys a wonderfully scenic and sunny location in the top row of villas in the exclusive and private neighborhood of Klein Bay, on the south shore of St. John. It’s less than a 10 minute drive into Cruz Bay with all its colorful restaurants, bars and boutiques, and it’s less than a 10 minute walk down to swimming and snorkeling at the small beach below the house. Klein Bay is a neighborhood with no commercial hotels or condos and very limited residential development, so this area has maintained its unique beauty and peaceful character.
As for the house, it is beautiful to behold and wonderful to enjoy. The great room and two bedrooms are on the upper level, while the lower level contains two bedrooms, pool, wet bar, a fifth full bath and a covered deck and sun decks. That gives everybody plenty of room and privacy while also providing many common areas for people to share together.
In 2014 the entire villa was remodeled with a custom install of fully screened doors and windows. One of the objectives of the remodel was to insure that the soothing Caribbean winds can drift through the house, but the no-see-ums and other flying insects cannot. With arched stone windows and doorways it cost almost $300,00 to effectively remodel every door and window, but the job was a complete success that now greatly enhances the comfort and livability of Casa Del Sol.
All the bedrooms are air conditioned with screened mahogany doors and windows, terra cotta tiled floors, queen mahogany beds, plantation style furniture, custom built mahogany and granite baths, and showers with a lovely view. Both upper bedrooms open to their own 100 sq/ft covered balcony with a lovely view, while the lower bedrooms also open to a covered deck with scenic views. Each bedroom includes a custom granite and mahogany bath and shower.
On the upper level there is a 650 square foot great room that contains the living, dining and kitchen areas. With its handsome stone walls, arched screened mahogany doors and windows, beamed cathedral ceiling, terra cotta tiled floors, and wicker and mahogany furniture, this room recreates the feeling of a classic Caribbean plantation. Yet it also includes a 32” flat screen TV/DVD, high speed wireless internet, and an AM/FM stereo/CD played through 4 ceiling mounted speakers in the great room, with another 4 speakers on the lower level at the wet bar and pool, with volume controls on both levels.
The kitchen combines beauty and function with mahogany cabinets and granite counter tops, a side by side refrigerator and freezer with water and ice dispenser, a 4 burner glass topped electric stove with 36” standard and convection ovens, a microwave, dishwasher, blender, toaster, and coffeemaker. A 12 piece set of Calphalon cookware and abundant dishes, dinnerware, and dining linens for a party of 10 are provided.