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Orchid Knoll, Pool, A/C, Romantic, Private, Views

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Details
Property
villa
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

2 Bedrooms 2.5 Baths, Sleeps 4, Pool, A/C, Exceptional Views

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 Manager
Owner/Property Manager
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2017

About Owner/Property Manager

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.

Owner/Property Manager purchased this villa in 1997

Why Owner/Property Manager chose Coral Bay

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.

What makes this villa unique

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.

Reviews

5/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Orchid Knoll, Pool, A/C, Romantic, Private, Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
Santa Fe, NM
5

VIEWS ARE SPECTULAR

  • 5 of 5

Cant beat the views from anywhere on the island. Orchid Knoll is truly the coziest cottage on the island. I spent every evening star gazing from the living room porch. Got to be comfortable with the remote location. Peaceful and Dreamy! I recommend Orchid Knoll to anyone wishing for peace and tranquility! We booked our next trip!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and we look forward to your next stay with us! The home is definitely more remote but if you want that away from it feel, it is a perfect choice! We are so glad to know you loved the location and the villa!!
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Litchfield CT
5

Ct

  • 5 of 5

One of the most gorgeous settings imaginable combined with the coziest house and living options. Sunsets are the daily treat. 270 degree views best in the island. Hiking trails to beaches close by. Simply unforgettable experience. Can't wait to book our next trip!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for letting us know you enjoyed your stay! There is something really special about the sunsets in the Caribbean! You never get tired of them! We look forward to hearing from you again!!
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guilford ct --usa
5

bbatom

  • 5 of 5

I just loved being on the Hill. The views were fabulous. The home was well laid out and comfortable. Enjoyed having the pool to play in and idle away the day if I so chose. The Island itself provided many choices of venue.

I would and will recommend Orchid Hill to every one.

My stay could not have been nicer nor more relaxing.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very pleased to know you enjoyed your stay! The homes privacy and views really do make it a perfect spot where you don't want to leave! You can just sit back and absorb the relaxing energy! We hope you will come back and stay with us again!
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guilford ct USA
5

rollwood

  • 5 of 5

The site was beautiful-every thing you would want to relax in and recoup your energies. The views 250 degrees were outstanding.The pool convenient and the island was charming and offered many opportunities to participate in local doings.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review! We could not agree with you more! The views are just amazing from this villa and it is a great spot to relax and recharge! We hope to have you stay with us again!
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Map

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

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Rates & Availability

Estate Carolina Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
In Season (2 person rate)
Jan 7 2017 - Apr 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,425
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $55 per night, per additional guest
 
Off Season (2 person rate)
Apr 15 2017 - Dec 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,960
 
Notes: 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
$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.

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Amenities

Estate Carolina Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • 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
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Guest bedroom, king or twin beds, a/c, sunrise view
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom, a/c, sunrise views
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
Notes:
The home includes beach towels, beach chairs and a cooler.

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