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Picturesque Harbor Views, Beautiful Sunsets, Family Friendly Villa with A/C

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 baths, a/c, pool, sunset views, charming & affordable

Hawksbill sits at an elevation of about 140 feet on a hill behind the harbor at Great Cruz Bay. The lovely primary view overlooks the harbor and there are also scenic views of Hart Bay, Chocolate Hole Bay, St. James Island, St Thomas and other distant islands. This charming, semi private villa faces south and west so the pool and sun deck get lots of sun throughout the day, then a colorful Caribbean sunset in the early evening, and after dark the lights of distant islands sparkle on the distant horizon. The house is framed by lush coconut palms and a green hillside garden screens Hawksbill from its neighbors. This site in Great Cruz Bay is an unusually convenient location that is less than a 5 minute drive from the restaurants, bars and boutiques of the colorful village of Cruz Bay, and it’s a 4 minute walk to the restaurants, beach bar and spa at the four star Westin Resort located just below you.

Hawksbill is one of the few villas on St. John where all the living spaces and bedrooms, plus the pool and sundecks are all on the same level, making this an ideal villa for guests who have trouble with stairs, and families with young children. You park on the same level as the pool deck and enter the living room through French doors. Beyond the living room the kitchen and both bedrooms are on the left, and the media room/den is on the right. There is a sun deck off the south side of the villa and the private pool and pool deck are on the west side.

The two air conditioned bedrooms (king and queen beds) are similar in size and furnishings, and each has a tiled private bath. Both are decorated in a charming tropical decor, including lace curtains that billow softly with the gentle trade winds. Opening windows and ceiling fans provide excellent ventilation and both bedrooms are located on the north side of the house to keep them cool and comfortable.

The living room is bordered on the south and west by an L shaped deck and nine fully screened French doors with arched windows that open to create a pleasurable indoor/outdoor environment. Honey wicker furniture, ocean views, and the sound of palm fronds rustling in the gentle breeze create a romantic and relaxing environment. The TV/DVD is located in the media room which overlooks Hart Bay and Chocolate Hole Harbor and a hillside of multicolored bougainvillea. The media room has a 32' flat screen cable TV/DVD and AM/FM stereo/CD.

The kitchen is a centrally located cooking and socializing environment, with white cabinets and mahogany trim and white and cobalt blue tiled countertops. It is equipped with a 4 burner gas stove, dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator/freezer, double sink, toaster, blender, coffeemaker and a complete set of china, dinnerware, cooking utensils and kitchen tools and equipment. A gas grill is just off the kitchen on the deck.

The interior dining table seats four and there is also a table for four on the sun deck.

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, 800 338-0987, 207 510-6300
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2017

About The Owner

We’re a family from Ohio who loves our home state, but we also love to dream about escaping to St. John on some of those challenging winter days we experience in the Midwest. For years we had talked about owning rather than renting a villa on St. John, so when a unique opportunity presented itself, we decided to become part of the St. John villa owner community. We had been looking for a 4-5 bedroom home and we ended up buying a total of 6 bedrooms, but instead of buying one home we bought four. The four homes are all neighbors here on the hillside and the lush vegetation gives them all pretty good privacy. When Hawksbill is rented, we stay at Jasmine, Perriwinkle or Rosebay and we’re still home. It worked out better than we thought, and now we can schedule those last minute St. John getaways that make mid-western winters so much easier to look forward to.

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!

The Owner purchased this villa in 2003

Why The Owner chose Cruz Bay

We love the views, especially the sunsets, and we love that wonderful Caribbean sunshine that floods the decks for the entire day. We’re also big fans of Cruz Bay, a small Caribbean village that has a warmth, friendliness and fun personality like no other place we’ve traveled; it’s always just so delightful. The Caribbean music and liveliness is the essence of the old welcoming and fun loving Caribbean spirit. So we really wanted to be close to Cruz Bay, without being actually in the town itself. Instead we’re less than 5 minutes away on a quiet hillside overlooking a much quieter and more tranquil harbor – it’s the best of both worlds.

What makes this villa unique

There is one thing that certainly makes this villa unique. Hawksbill is one of a family of four villas, all within an easy walk but all pretty much concealed from view from the others. For couples this allows everyone to rent their own villa at a cost less than what you would pay for a 6-bedroom house. You can have togetherness when you want it, and privacy when you need it. The styling of Hawksbill, although perhaps not unique, is certainly quite attractive with its native stonework, French doors, arched windows and cathedral ceilings. The French doors are all screened and the house is sited so that it gets a nice pleasant breeze most of the day. All in all, with the harbor views, sunsets and privacy this a very charming and romantic home that is a great vacation home for 1-2 couples or a small family.

Amenities

Estate Chocolate Hole and Great Cruz Bay Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • 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
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , A/C
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , A/C
  • The two air-conditioned bedrooms (king and queen size beds) are similar in size and furnishings, and each has a tiled private bath. Both are decorated in a charming tropical decor, including lace curtains that billow softly with the gentle trade winds. Opening windows and ceiling fans provide excellent ventilation and both bedrooms are located on the north side of the house to keep them cool and comfortable.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Hawksbill is one of the few villas on St. John where all the living spaces and bedrooms, plus the pool and sundecks are all on the same level, making this an ideal villa for guests who have trouble with stairs, and families with young children.

Reviews

4.8/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Picturesque Harbor Views, Beautiful Sunsets, Family Friendly Villa with A/C
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
5

Hawksbill Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent stay at Hawksbill, Jan 22-29. We had our daughter and BF with us the first 4 days. Everyone had lots of room to move around without getting in each other's way, The decks and lawn chairs were so fun to relax in, grill was amazing and used often. A/C in bedroom was so great for sleeping. The garden shower was quite a treat. Beds were so comfortable. Upon arrival, Shawn was there at the ferry (as if he had a parking space just for him) with our jeep; Kaye Ann was at the office and showed us around the unit. Oh! Are you looking for a view!!! you have many... left, right and center and then the sunsets were outstanding. So beautiful... the pool was welcoming when we first arrived before we could head out to the beaches the next day. Thank you for having coolers and beach towels available for us. Cooking in the unit was easy and the grill was great! Will we return - oh yes!!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West Burke Vermont USA
5

Hawksbill villa St John VI

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a great week on St John VI in the Hawksbill Villa. This Villa was just perfect for my sister and I. We had fantastic service from out villa Co, Caribbean villas. Shawn our greeter was our knight in shining armor, once we locked ourself out he was there in minutes to open our door. Another morning he arrived to get our water going after a power outage. Everything was just easy and worked out great. I would stay in this Villa again, it's just perfect.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charleston SC
5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Hawksbill at the end of February. A little background: my husband and I have been traveling to St John since our honeymoon in the 1980s. This was also our first experience arranging a home through a management company. With our previous experiences dealing directly with owners, Caribbean Villas exceeded our expectations with their responsiveness and smooth reservation planning. We have traveled in the in-season and off-season. February/March is definitely our favorite time to go! Less bugs, cool breeze, cool evenings and not so humid.

Hawksbill was the perfect fit for my husband and I. The whole property is on one level which we loved. The kitchen is larger for a 2-bedroom home which is great because we cook a lot of our own meals. After being repeated St John travelers, we know what we like, what we can live with, and what absolutely do not want. Hawksbill provided the simplistic, carefree, relaxing island getaway that we need for a memorable vacation. We strongly recommend Hawksbill!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Nice

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Hawksbill. Had a problem with the swimming pool being dirty and the pump not working properly. Could not use the pool for the first 2 days which was a bummer. Called our "greeter" from Caribbean Villas the first day and she informed us that the pool pump would be repaired that day. Not so. Took a number of calls. BUT, the house is lovely and the views of the island so pretty. Deck umbrella needs repair and a little more TLC for some of the cushions in the living room. Nice beds.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: necessary

Hawksbill sits at an elevation of about 140 feet on a hill behind the harbor at Great Cruz Bay. The lovely primary view overlooks the harbor and there are also scenic views of Hart Bay, Chocolate Hole Bay, St. James Island, St Thomas and other distant islands. This charming, semi private villa faces south and west so the pool and sun deck get lots of sun throughout the day, then a colorful Caribbean sunset in the early evening, and after dark the lights of distant islands sparkle on the distant horizon. The house is framed by lush coconut palms and a green hillside garden screens Hawkesbill from its neighbors. This site in Great Cruz Bay is an unusually convenient location that is less than a 5 minute drive from the restaurants, bars and boutiques of the colorful village of Cruz Bay, and it’s a 4 minute walk to the restaurants, beach bar and spa at the four star Westin Resort located just below you.

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Rates & Availability

Estate Chocolate Hole and Great Cruz Bay Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Special Savings!
May 10 2017 - Jun 8 2017
5 night minimum stay
$225
$1,577
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Off Season (2 person rate)
Jun 9 2017 - Dec 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,855
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Years
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
$4,026
 
 
In Season ( 2 person rate)
Jan 6 2018 - Apr 13 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,795
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
Off Season (2 person rate)
Apr 14 2018 - Dec 14 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,855
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,855
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 17.5%

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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