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Save 10% 3/25-4/1! ! Le Lapin - a/C, Pool, Beautiful Views, Great Family Villa

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On the east side of Le Lapin your view stretches down the sunny southern coast of St. John to sunrises and beyond

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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:4
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Manager
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

4 bdrms, 4 baths, a/c, private, heated pool, beautiful east/west views

Le Lapin is a 4-bedroom villa located in Hart Bay on the top of the large hill that separates Hart Bay from Chocolate Hole. We wanted to be able to enjoy both the morning sunrise and the evening sunset, so we built Le Lapin on a hilltop ridge that gives us outstanding east-west views. The lovely views span more than 300-degrees and include Hart Bay, Rendezvous Bay, the south shore of St. John, Chocolate Hole, Pillsbury Sound, St. Thomas, and most important, spectacular sunrises and sunsets. Because we’re the last villa on a dead end road, this is a very private and quiet setting. Although we’re well off the beaten path, it's less than a 10-minute drive into Cruz Bay.
The house is a 2-level home that has the kitchen, living areas, and 2 bedrooms on the lower level, while the two large master bedrooms are on the upper level, accessed by interior stairs. There are wraparound decks and covered porches on both levels. The large 34’ x 12' pool has a solar heating system that keeps it warm for nighttime swims, and the pool is surrounded by a beautiful tiled sundeck with colorful tropical landscaping. The pool and sundeck are located on the west side of the house where the breeze is gentle and the sun shines from sun up to sunset, and you have clothing optional privacy. Even though Le Lapin is a south facing home, its unique design keeps the house surprisingly cool and comfortable, even in the warmest summer months.
The lower level bedrooms have twin beds that convert to king beds, while the large master bedrooms on the upper level both have king beds. All 4 bedrooms have air conditioning, tiled baths and showers, walk in closets and views of Hart Bay through screened sliding glass doors. The bedrooms also have very good privacy with no common walls shared by any of them.
The living and dining areas capture east and west views through screened sliding glass doors. The living room includes a cable color TV/VCR and a stereo/cassette/CD.
You may dine inside at a teak table that seats 6-8, or outside on the covered deck overlooking the pool, also at a teak table for 6-8
The handsome kitchen has granite countertops, mahogany cabinets, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, coffeemaker, etc., 4 burner stove and oven, refrigerator/freezer, telephone and complete dinnerware, cookware and utensils. Guests also have access to a washer/dryer.
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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Calendar last updated: 02/28/2017

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Villa
  • 3200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Upper left master, a/c, water views, opens to deck...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    Lower left, king or twins, a/c, water views, opens to deck...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

    Lower right, king or twins, a/c, water views, opens to deck...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    Upper right master, a/c, water views, opens to deck...moreless

  • The lower level bedrooms have twin beds that convert to king beds, while the large master bedrooms on the upper level both have king beds. All 4 bedrooms have air conditioning, tiled baths and showers, walk in closets and views of Hart Bay through screened sliding glass doors. The bedrooms also have very good privacy with no common walls shared by any of them....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • The home includes beach towels, beach chairs and a cooler.

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Dining

  • Dining:

    You may dine inside at a teak table that seats 6-8, or outside on the covered deck overlooking the pool, also at a teak table for 6-8...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Bedrooms only...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
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio:

    Wraparound deck on both levels...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
In Season (2 person rate)
Jan 7 - Apr 14, 2017
7 night min stay

$4,650

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

$2,436

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $72 per night, per additional guest

Christmas/New Years
Dec 16 - Jan 5, 2018
7 night min stay

$6,820
In Season (2 person rate)
Jan 6 - Apr 13, 2018
7 night min stay

$4,650

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


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 17.5%

Notes:

WEEKLY RENTALS BASED ON # OF PEOPLE PER SEASON:

IN SEASON:

$4650/wk/2 guests, $5000/wk for 3-4, $5385/wk for 5-6 $5700/wk/ for 7-8

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEARS: $6820/wk for 2-8 persons

OFF SEASON:

$2436/wk for 2 persons, $2940/wk for 3-4, $3325/wk for 5-6, $3780/wk for 7-8

THANKSGIVING: Off Season rates apply

$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.


Manager's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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Year Purchased: 2002

About: We’re a family from Connecticut that has been coming to this amazing island for more than twenty years. This is the second home we have built on St. John. The first villa was also on Hart Bay and we fell in love with this wonderful location, so when we built a larger second home it had to be on Hart Bay, and of course it had to have sunrise and sunset views. We were fortunate to find this hilltop location; it’s quite a beautiful spot and we love it and hope that you enjoy as much as we do. For additional questions on our beautiful home please call our representatives at Caribbean Villas of St John. Their sales office is located in the states and if you would like to speak with a "live" person (M-F, 9-5 EST), give them a call! They are ready to answer your questions and make your reservation. 800 338-0987 and 207 510-6300. Once you arrive on St John, their local office staff will meet you and will be your on island hosts. "You've got friends on the island," who are ready to assist you in any way they can!

Why Cruz Bay, St. John, USVI:
We love this setting for lots of reasons, but primarily because it has two distinct personalities. The east and south sides of the house overlook Hart Bay and the south coast of St. John. Here the sound of surf breaking on the beach below you is your background music, and the trade winds blowing in from the east are enlivening and refreshing. On the west side of the house the pool and sun deck is much more mellow, with soft breezes, lush tropical gardens and captivating views of west St. John and St. Thomas. Sunrise or sunset, bold view or relaxing view, wind in your face or gentle breeze on your bare skin – we love them both. This is also a location for sun lover's. From your bed you can watch the morning sun rise out of the sea, then bask in its warmth all day by the pool, and later watch it slowly set in a blaze of color. Also, the privacy of this location is excellent. No lost or curious tourist ever finds their way to Le Lapin because if you don’t have directions, you’ll never find us. Despite the wonderful privacy and serenity that surrounds us, we’re less than 10-minutes from great food, bars, and shopping and good times in Cruz Bay.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Although a sunrise/sunset view is not unique to Le Lapin, it certainly is a rarity on St. John that only a few hill top homes enjoy. Almost every morning and evening Mother Nature puts on a dazzling display of color and light, and for the morning show you need only move an eyelid. For the sunset show, the refrigerator is only a few steps away from the western deck. We’re also not the only villa with a solar heated pool that offers exceptional “no tan lines” privacy, but you’ll greatly enjoy both these highlights. The privacy factor is also found inside, as well as outside the house, with each bedroom and bath enjoying excellent privacy. Another rarity that is uniquely St. John is the sense of being far removed from civilization, yet you’re less than 10 minutes from Cruz Bay; it’s a bit of a conundrum but you’ll greatly enjoy it, especially when you’re driving home from Cruz Bay after an evening of top notch food, island drinks and friendly people.


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  • On the east side of Le Lapin your view stretches down the sunny southern coast of St. John to sunrises and beyond

    On the east side of Le Lapin your view stretches down the sunny southern coast of St. John to sunrises and beyond

  • Lapin has large decks on three levels that look north, south, east and west

    Lapin has large decks on three levels that look north, south, east and west

  • The sunsets over St. Thomas are spectacular

    The sunsets over St. Thomas are spectacular

  • The living room

    The living room

  • Looking from the dining area into the living room

    Looking from the dining area into the living room

  • The exterior dining table on the west side of Le Lapin is sheltered from the wind

    The exterior dining table on the west side of Le Lapin is sheltered from the wind

  • The kitchen

    The kitchen

  • The upper right bedroom, which is the same as the upper left bedroom

    The upper right bedroom, which is the same as the upper left bedroom

  • The pillow view from the lower left bedroom, with twin beds or a king

    The pillow view from the lower left bedroom, with twin beds or a king

  • The pillow view from the lower right bedroom

    The pillow view from the lower right bedroom

  • On St. John, even the eastern sky can glow with color at sunset

    On St. John, even the eastern sky can glow with color at sunset

  • This is definitely a great way to start a St John day

    This is definitely a great way to start a St John day

  • LeLapin, viewed from the pool deck

    LeLapin, viewed from the pool deck

  • The view to the west looks at St. Thomas

    The view to the west looks at St. Thomas

  •  At night the heated pool is delightful and St. Thomas sparkles in the distance

    At night the heated pool is delightful and St. Thomas sparkles in the distance

  • The living room includes a 50 inch TV and sound system

    The living room includes a 50 inch TV and sound system

  • The exterior dining table on the west side of Le Lapin is sheltered from the wind

    The exterior dining table on the west side of Le Lapin is sheltered from the wind

  • The interior teak dining table also has a great view to the west

    The interior teak dining table also has a great view to the west

  • Upper right bedroom - pillow view

    Upper right bedroom - pillow view

  • Both upper level baths are the same and were remodeled in 2015

    Both upper level baths are the same and were remodeled in 2015

  • The lower left bedroom bath was also remodeled in 2015

    The lower left bedroom bath was also remodeled in 2015

  • The lower right bedroom bath

    The lower right bedroom bath

  • At dawn the clouds say good morning to Le Lapin (the rabbit)

    At dawn the clouds say good morning to Le Lapin (the rabbit)

  • One of your best views looks down the southern coast of St. John

    One of your best views looks down the southern coast of St. John

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Tuesday, February 28, 2017

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