La Collina - Harbor Views, Sunsets, a/C Pool!(5 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-7 nights
- Property type:Villa
- Pets considered:Ask Manager
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, Waterfront, Walk To Small Beach, Snorkeling, Swimming
The design of LaCollina is a traditional 2 level layout that is spacious and comfortable. You park on the upper level and enter into the great room, which includes the living, dining and kitchen areas. The living room was refurnished in 2013 and the old kitchen was completely ripped out and replaced with an elegant and well equipped marble, tile and teak kitchen that represents an beautifully done remodel.
Handsome interior stone walls, tiled floors, arched doors, imposing cathedral ceilings and rattan furniture create a very classic and handsome tropical living area. A cable TV/DVD and stereo/CD are provided and the living room seats 8 comfortably.
The interior cherry dining set seats 10 with a fabulous view and a table under the covered deck also seats 8, also with a spellbinding view.
The completely remodeled (2014) kitchen is separated from the living area by a bar area with 3 captain's chairs and contains all the necessary ingredients for preparing great meals, including a gas stove, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, toaster oven and abundant cooking and dining implements. A washer/dryer, gas barbecue, beach chairs and beach towels and all linens are also provided.
- 2600 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms
- The home includes beach towels, beach chairs and a cooler.
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Sports & Activities
- Duty Free Shops
- Health/Beauty Spa
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Eco Tourism
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Beach View
- Ocean View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool
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In Season (2 person rate)
Jan 7 - Apr 14, 2017
7 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $60 per night, per additional guest
Off Season (2 person)
Apr 15 - Dec 15, 2017
7 night min stay
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
$3500/wk for 2 persons, $3850/wk for 3-4, $4270/wk for 5-6, $4550/wk for 7-8
CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARS: $5460/wk for 2-8 guests
OFF SEASON: April 9, 2016 - Dec 16, 2016
$2160/wk for 2 persons, $2510/wk for 3-4, $2720/wk for 5-6, $3000/wk for 7-8
THANKSGIVING: Off Season rates apply
$500 Damage Deposit
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: 1999
About: We bought our beautiful La Collina villa in 1999, not long after our first vacation visit to St. John. We had been spending winter vacations in the Caribbean for about twenty years, but we’ve never bothered to visit another Caribbean island since having that first St. John experience. A small island with no airport and only a couple of large resorts, we share it mainly with other families who rent or own a villa. True, some visitors come over for the day from St. Thomas, a 20 minute ferry ride, and they spend their time mainly at Trunk Bay, famous for its underwater snorkel trail. St. John has an amazing variety of beaches: some great for snorkeling, some great for body surfing, some great for trails leading in to tropical forests or over rocky cliffs, and some great simply for sunning with a book. Downtown St. John is Cruz Bay, a port with the ferry dock, sleepy and quaint like a 1940s Bogart movie during the day, and lively at night with music and laughter coming from the many excellent restaurants. Oh, did we tell you that three quarters of the island is a US National Park? Also, in case you missed this, in 2014 we made some really major improvements in LaCollina that we feel make a huge difference in it's overall livability, including a totally new kitchen and entirely new bathrooms for the two master baths. We also ripped out the old tile in the great room and replaced it with a handsome new marble floor.
Why Cruz Bay, St. John, USVI:
La Collina (Italian for hill) sits on top of Roman Hill, set away from the dirt road that circles the top of the hill. While only a minute from Route 104, and thus a quick five minutes to the main shopping area (Starfish at Marketplace), no road noise can be heard from La Collina. The villa is high above Great Cruz Bay (not to be confused with downtown Cruz Bay), and the view is spectacular. The villa looks west from the deck, so there are beautiful sunsets (and rainbows when light morning or afternoon showers briefly pass by), and night scenes with the sparkling lights of nearby St. Thomas. The villa was built by a local who appreciated the traditional Caribbean style: thick walls to make it cool inside even with the A/C off, beautiful gray stone work on the living room walls, monster wooden hurricane doors, whitewashed outside to reflect the heat, and a red tile roof. A huge deck stretches the length of the villa, and what a deck! Always with a cool breeze, one half is covered, and we eat all meals there. The two ends of the deck are uncovered, good for sunning, and right off the two master bedrooms.
The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
La Collina is on a big lot loaded with flowers, papaya trees, and a crushed stone path leading through them, along which one can see hummingbirds. Two kestrels (native to these islands) roost in our trees at night. There are two bedrooms on the lower level, good for privacy. We think you will love La Collina and St. John. Our family does, and they weep when it’s time to leave.
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A gorgeous LaCollina sunset over Great Cruz Bay Harbor
The pool and sun deck also look out on the harbor
An early morning visitor glides by the mouth of the harbor, and your villa
The living room has a great view of the harbor, or the 50" TV beside the view.
The interior dining table also has a view to remember
From floor to ceiling, everything was ripped out and replaced in 2014
Looking into the right master bedroom on the upper level (king bed)
The lovely pillow view from the left master bedroom on the upper level
The left master bath was completely remodeled in 2014-check out the showers view
Both lower level baths are identical and were completely remodeled in late 2015
The pool and sun deck
The morning sun lights up the boats in the harbor and makes them sparkle
The midday view is almost as beautiful as the evening sunset
Your first view of LaCollina as you come up the driveway
Looking into the living room from the deck overlooking the harbor
Dining on the deck with light winds and a fabulous early evening view
The kitchen was completely remodeled in 2014
The harbor view from the right master bedroom (king bed)
The right master bath was completely remodeled in 2014-with a great shower view
Looking into the left master bedroom on the upper level (king bed)
The lower level bedrooms (queens) are similar in size and furnishings
The pool patio is ringed by palm trees
The view from the pool
You'll love the new bathrooms in the upper (shown here) and lower bedrooms
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Thursday, January 19, 2017
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