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Orchid Knoll's view to the east looks at sunrises, Coral Bay and the British VIs

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Last updated: 08/26/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Manager
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Orchid Knoll sits in a dramatic location on the ridge of St John's highest mountain, Bordeaux Mountain. The 1200+ foot elevation offers fabulous 320-degree views, plus excellent (clothing optional) privacy and tranquility. Although Bordeaux is slowly being developed, it is still a pristine, peaceful neighborhood that offers unspoiled tropical beauty and serenity. The house itself was designed to capture the spectacular beauty of its surroundings, with views that include St Croix to the south, St Thomas (west), Jost Van Dyke (north), Tortola, (northeast) and Virgin Gorda in the east. This is one of the most panoramic views on St. John, and it's really spectacular. It's a 20-25 minute drive into Cruz Bay, 10-15 minutes into the smaller town of Coral Bay and a 10-15 minute drive to the National park beaches.

Orchid is a romantic and comfy 2-bedroom, 2.5 bath home that was built in 1997 from hand cut native stone and wood. This is a 2-level house, with the master bedroom, great room (living, dining, kitchen areas) and covered porch on the upper level, and the guest bedroom, pool and sundeck on the lower level. The attractive interior reflects the casual elegance of an upscale French country villa, with arched French doors and windows, beamed cathedral ceilings, terra cotta tiled floors and pleasing furnishings, antiques and accessories. A large wrap around covered porch runs the length of the great room and serves as an outdoor living/dining area, and is a perfect spot for reading, relaxing and enjoying the fiery sunsets over St Thomas, while sun worshipers will love the south facing pool and sundeck on the lower level.

There are two bedrooms, with the cozy master bedroom (queen), located on the upper level, and including air conditioning, a walk in closet and a tiled bath. The master bedroom faces east with excellent down island views of Tortola and the BVIs. It opens to a small deck through screened sliding glass doors. The master also contains a desk and an upholstered chair for late night reading or writing. On the pool deck level, the guest bedroom (2 twins or king) also has a/c, a tiled bath and faces east to capture the first rays of the rising sun.

Exquisite hand rubbed French doors, white cathedral ceilings, and tiled floors define the ample great room. A wrought iron couch with upholstered sofa cushions, 2 easy chairs and an eclectic blend of selected furnishings and accessories create a personable living room. If you need additional warmth, which is not likely, one of the centerpieces of the living room is a working fireplace. A 32' flat screen TV/DVD and an iSymphony FM stereo with CD, iPod and memory card slots are also provided, as well as wireless Internet
The kitchen is well equipped and includes a 4-burner stove and oven, dishwasher, microwave, blender, coffee maker, toaster and a fine selection of dinnerware, cookware, and server ware. A washer/dryer is also provided.
You may dine inside at the formal dining room table seating 6-8 or take advantage of the superb views on the tiled upper deck at the table seating four.

If you have a sense of adventure and a desire to get away from it all, and if you long to try something a little bit off the beaten path, then Orchid Knoll will reward you. If you worship the quiet splendors of nature, dazzling sunrises and sunsets and nights meant for stargazing, but also want a modern and comfortable home, you'll love this villa. Our very private and romantic mountain top villa is ideal for honeymooners and other lovers, and also for adventuresome families, tan all over sun worshipers, or anyone seeking undisturbed peace and quiet.

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Villa
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Children Welcome

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    Guest bedroom, king or twin beds, a/c, sunrise view...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Master bedroom, a/c, sunrise views...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 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

  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Monument View
  • Ocean View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    You may dine inside at the formal dining room table seating 6-8 or take advantage of the superb views on the tiled upper deck at the table seating four. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    bedrooms only...moreless

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

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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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

$1,960

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

$4,552
In Season (2 person rate)
Jan 7 - Apr 14, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,425

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $55 per night, per additional guest

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

$1,960

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

$3425/wk for 2 persons, $3810/wk for 3-4

Christmas & New Years is $4552/wk for 2-4

Off Season: April 9, 2016 - Dec 16, 2016

$1960/wk for 2 persons, $2310/wk for 3-4

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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Last updated: 08/26/2016
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Location

14 Miles
Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Beach

Car: Necessary

Orchid Knoll sits in a dramatic location on the ridge of St John's highest mountain, Bordeaux Mountain. The 1200+ foot elevation offers fabulous 320-degree views, plus excellent (clothing optional) privacy and tranquility.The house itself was designed to capture the spectacular beauty of its surroundings, with views that include St Croix to the south, St Thomas (west), Jost Van Dyke (north), Tortola, (northeast) and Virgin Gorda in the east. This is one of the most panoramic views on St. John, and it's really spectacular. It's a 20-25 minute drive into Cruz Bay, 10-15 minutes into the smaller town of Coral Bay and a 10-15 minute drive to the National park beaches.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 1997

About: We’re a family from Connecticut that has been vacationing on St. John for more than 20 years. We love everything, and I mean everything, about this beautiful island. We’ve traveled a lot and we have always felt that there’s no place like St. John anywhere on earth, so we decided to build a home here. We bought our land before the real estate boom, so we had lots of attractive locations to choose from. Our priorities were a location that was very private and also well off the road to insure absolute peace and quiet. Most important, we wanted a spectacular view that included views of sunrises in the east, sunsets in the west, and lush green mountains, blue waters and unlimited views in every direction. There was really only one location that delivered what we were searching for, and that was Bordeaux Mountain, St John’s tallest mountain. We found a perfect site on Bordeaux, almost at the very top of the mountain, on a ridge that gives us views to the east and west and also the north and south, along with excellent privacy, tranquility and peacefulness. We’ve spent a lot of time in this house over the years, and every minute of it has been a blessing.

Why Estate Carolina (Coral Bay, St. John, USVI):
When we bought this land we were looking to get off the beaten path and find a spot where there are no tourists. We also wanted a quiet place where the privacy and the silence of the mountain forests were supreme. We searched and searched for a piece of land that matched our desires, but after exploring and scouting out much of the island, we realized there was only one location that was going to meet our demands – Bordeaux Mountain. Bordeaux is king of the St John mountains. It’s rugged, natural and unspoiled, adventuresome, relatively remote and undeveloped, and very private, with the highest elevation and the best views on St. John. Once we picked our neighborhood it took even longer to find an exceptional home site, but it pays to wait and we found exactly what we were looking for. The house itself is an attractive and comfortable villa, but the house is defined by its location, and this location is exceptional.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Lots of St. John villas claim to be unique, but when you have one of he most impressive views on St. John, like we do, then you are indeed unique. Our views include Virgin Gorda and sunrises far in the east, St Croix on the distant southern horizon, and Reef Bay in the nearby southern view, St. Thomas and sunsets to the west and Virgin Gorda to the north. Nobody on St. John can match these views; they are truly spectacular. This house has a genuine sense of remoteness and adventure, it’s largely hidden from view, we never see a tourist, yet we’re only 4-minutes from the restaurant/bar on the Bordeaux Mountain overlook, 10 minutes from fanciful bars and restaurants in Coral Bay, and 15-20 minutes from some really great restaurants, bars, groceries and neat shops in Cruz Bay. Our pool and sun deck offer complete privacy and are perfect for full body tanning. Speaking of uniqueness, how about a functional fireplace in the living room? It’s more to enhance the French country ambiance than to keep you warm, but it’s different. As for our villa name, yes-exquisite orchids, lovingly cultivated by yours truly, surround the house. They are a flower of great beauty, and the last time a young man inadvertently picked some, I nearly had a heart attack, so please enjoy them in their natural habitat.


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Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Orchid Knoll's view to the east looks at sunrises, Coral Bay and the British VIs

    Orchid Knoll's view to the east looks at sunrises, Coral Bay and the British VIs

  • Orchid Knoll, viewed from the pool deck

    Orchid Knoll, viewed from the pool deck

  • The view to the north looks at Jost Van Dyke in the British Virgin Islands

    The view to the north looks at Jost Van Dyke in the British Virgin Islands

  • Looking into the living room

    Looking into the living room

  • The covered porch has views to the south, north, east and west

    The covered porch has views to the south, north, east and west

  • The interior table seats 6-8 persons

    The interior table seats 6-8 persons

  • The pillow view from the master bedroom is breathtaking

    The pillow view from the master bedroom is breathtaking

  • The pool and sundeck is bathed in sun and is perfectly peaceful and private

    The pool and sundeck is bathed in sun and is perfectly peaceful and private

  • The view to the west includes sunsets, St. Thomas and the south coast of St John

    The view to the west includes sunsets, St. Thomas and the south coast of St John

  • Your first view of Orchid Knoll as you come up the driveway

    Your first view of Orchid Knoll as you come up the driveway

  • The view to the south spans the south shore, with St. Croix in the distance

    The view to the south spans the south shore, with St. Croix in the distance

  • The living room is bordered by arched mahogany French doors

    The living room is bordered by arched mahogany French doors

  • The exterior dining table overlooks Coral Bay, Tortola and the BVIs

    The exterior dining table overlooks Coral Bay, Tortola and the BVIs

  • The master bedroom

    The master bedroom

  • The guest bedroom is on the pool level and is exceptionally quiet and private

    The guest bedroom is on the pool level and is exceptionally quiet and private

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Friday, August 26, 2016

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