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The view from the lower deck of Elysium

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Last updated: 07/21/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Manager
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Elysium is located along the south shore of St John on the south facing side of the hilly peninsula that separates Fish Bay from Reef Bay. To get to Elysium you drive along the south shore and take the right fork off the dead end road that goes to Reef Bay. As the photos show, this is a very private and natural setting, with picturesque views overlooking Ditliff Point, Fish Bay, the Caribbean Sea and the hills of St John. The villa faces south-southwest and is blessed with gentle tropical breezes and all day sun.
Much of the Reef Bay/Fish Bay peninsula is part of the National Park, and an interesting 5–10 minute hike from Elysium and through the park and along the shore takes you to a small secluded white sand, national park beach where you are usually the only people on the beach, or anywhere in sight. If the surf is moderate, you can snorkel and swim in turquoise waters where it’s just you and the sea turtles and tropical fish, and then hike back to your luxury villa for some lunch and thirst quenchers. This tranquil location provides enough privacy for “tan all over” sunbathing and very peaceful and relaxing days, and a 10–15 minute drive will bring you to the bars, restaurants and always enjoyable nightlife of Cruz Bay.

Elysium is an attractive 2300+ sq/ft, 2+ level villa built into the side of a hill. You park on the upper level and enter into the great room, which houses the kitchen, dining, and living areas, plus a (3rd) full bath. Screened sliding glass doors from the living area open to a wrap around antique brick deck with colorful views of Fish Bay and beyond. Exterior brick stairs lead down to the lower level where there are two king bedrooms, two marble baths and another wrap around brick deck. The 20’ x 12’ pool is six steps below the bedrooms and is surrounded by a 400 sq. ft. coral stone (non skid) sun deck with deck furniture, a 4-person hot tub, and sun from morning to late in the afternoon. This is a great villa for sun lovers, but the covered decks on both levels also allow you to relax outside in the shade and gentle breezes and enjoy the serenity.
The bedrooms both have king beds, a/c, ceiling fans, and a tiled bath and marble shower. Both bedrooms open to decks and the slightly larger master bedroom enjoys a charming water view.
The living room and the two dining areas were recently refurnished, and the new furniture definitely enhances the richness and livability of the living/dining areas. The living room is equipped with a 32” flat screen TV/DVD plus a stereo/CD.
Elysium offers dining on the covered deck at a table for four, and interior dining at a mahogany table for four.
The handsome kitchen is just off the living room and it has marble floors and countertops and is fully equipped, including a stainless steel (s/s) 4-burner gas stove and oven, s/s refrigerator/freezer, s/s dishwasher, microwave, blender, toaster, coffeemaker, cookware, etc. There is also a washer/dryer.
Our guestbook indicates that Elysium is very popular with honeymooners and lovers, as well as two couples and small families. This is a very private and romantic location, so I'm not surprised that Elysium is a popular destination for couples seeking a bit of adventure mixed in with pure relaxation.

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Villa
  • 2400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Concierge

Suitability

  • Children Welcome

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    tiled bath and marble shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    tiled bath and marble shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

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

  • Churches
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    all rooms...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
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    stainless, 4-burner gas...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
 

Reviews

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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

$4,678
In Season (2 person rate)
Jan 7 - Apr 14, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,600

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 12, 2015 - April 8, 2016

$3600/wk for 2 persons, $3950/wk for 3-4

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEARS: $4678/wk for 2-4 guests

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

50% due within 7 days of booking, Final payment due 60 days prior to arrival. Final payment for Christmas/New Years reservations is due 120 days prior to arrival.

Payment is by check.

We never ask for payment by wire transfer.

Terms and Conditions and Cancellation Policy sent with confirmation.


Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking


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Calendar

Last updated: 07/21/2016
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Location

12 Miles
Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Beach

Car: Necessary

Elysium is located along the south shore of St John on the south facing side of the hilly peninsula that separates Fish Bay from Reef Bay. To get to Elysium you drive along the south shore and take the right fork off the dead end road that goes to Reef Bay. As the photos show, this is a very private and natural setting, with picturesque views overlooking Ditliff Point, Fish Bay, the Caribbean Sea and the hills of St John. The villa faces south-southwest and is blessed with gentle tropical breezes and all day sun.

Much of the Reef Bay/Fish Bay peninsula is part of the National Park, and an interesting 5–10 minute hike from Elysium and through the park and along the shore takes you to a little known white sand national park beach where you are usually the only people on the beach, or anywhere in sight. If the surf is moderate, you can snorkel and swim in turquoise waters where it’s just you and the tropical fish, and then walk back to your luxury villa for some lunch and thirst quenchers. Should you rent a boat or paddleboard, you also have use of the homeowner’s association dock on the west side of Fish Bay. It’s not much of a dock, but it’s good enough to tie up to if you come to Fish Bay by boat. This tranquil location provides enough privacy for “tan all over” sunbathing and very peaceful and relaxing days, and a 10 –15 minute drive will bring you to the bars, restaurants and nightlife of Cruz Bay.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2009

Why Fish Bay, Cruz Bay, St. John, USVI:
When we bought Elysium in 2009, St. John had just gone through a building spurt and many neighborhoods weren’t as private as they were only 5-10 years before the growth phase. We were looking for a traditional St. John location where there is plenty of privacy, one with no traffic noise, a place where tranquility and nature reign supreme. We wanted an out of the way, off the beaten path hideaway, but we didn’t want to be more than 10-15 minutes from the fun nights and great food in Cruz Bay. We also wanted this secluded hideaway to be new, modern, upscale, cozy and romantic, with all the luxury features we like, such as full a/c, marble floors and counters, a pool and hot tub, and handsome styling and design. To make our task really difficult, we also wanted to be on the edge of the national park and within walking distance of good snorkeling and swimming at a national park beach. This all seemed like an impossibly tall order, so we were floored when our broker told us that there was a villa for sale that met all our requirements, and then some. When we first viewed Elysium you could have knocked us over with a feather. You can imagine our surprise and good fortune in securing the house that was the fulfillment of what we were told was “an impossible dream”. Elysium met all the “you’re asking for too much” specifications that we were looking for. It’s got excellent privacy in a serene and tranquil, underdeveloped location, sun all day, full a/c, modern and handsome baths and kitchen, a clothing optional pool and hot tub, stylish furnishings, and amazingly, it’s a short walk from one of St. John’s most secret national park beaches. We love this villa, and looking at our reservation calendar, so do a lot of St. John travelers. We bet you will too.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
We have mentioned above the unique qualities of Elysium, but they're worth repeating. We like the concept of being in an undeveloped and natural tropical environment, yet we also like the comforts of a luxury home. We wanted it both ways, and fortunately, we got it. With it's abundant use of antique brick and marble, comfortable and attractive furnishings, and the four must have amenities (pool, hot tub, a/c throughout, walk to a NP beach), Elysium meets the definition of a luxury villa in a private and off the beaten path location, yet it's also convenient to town. It's a neat combination that meets our needs to a T. Like most St. John villa owners that we've met, we bought this house because we love St. John and wanted to own a part of it; but we also love this particular house, on this magic island.


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Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • The view from the lower deck of Elysium

    The view from the lower deck of Elysium

  • Your first view of Elysium as you approach your villa

    Your first view of Elysium as you approach your villa

  • The hot tub is located beside the pool so you can hop from one to the other

    The hot tub is located beside the pool so you can hop from one to the other

  • The living room is comfortable and attractive

    The living room is comfortable and attractive

  • Dining on the upper deck off the great room

    Dining on the upper deck off the great room

  • Looking back at Elysium from the pool

    Looking back at Elysium from the pool

  • The pillow view from the master bedroom

    The pillow view from the master bedroom

  • The master and guest bedrooms both have a tiled bath and shower

    The master and guest bedrooms both have a tiled bath and shower

  • Another view of the guest bedroom

    Another view of the guest bedroom

  • The usually deserted Coco Beach is a half mile walk through the National Park

    The usually deserted Coco Beach is a half mile walk through the National Park

  • The pool and sundeck

    The pool and sundeck

  • The view looking south from the upper deck

    The view looking south from the upper deck

  • The arrow points to Elysium, viewed from the west side of Fish Bay

    The arrow points to Elysium, viewed from the west side of Fish Bay

  • The view from the great room

    The view from the great room

  • The great room with the interior dining table in the foreground

    The great room with the interior dining table in the foreground

  • The kitchen

    The kitchen

  • The view from the lower deck

    The view from the lower deck

  • Looking into the master bedroom

    Looking into the master bedroom

  • The guest bedroom

    The guest bedroom

  • The lower (bedroom) deck is cozy and very private and quiet

    The lower (bedroom) deck is cozy and very private and quiet

  • Snorkeling at Coco Beach is a very private affair

    Snorkeling at Coco Beach is a very private affair

  • Exterior stairs lead to the three different levels of Elysium

    Exterior stairs lead to the three different levels of Elysium

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Friday, July 22, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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