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Dreekets Bay, St. John , U.S. Virgin Islands

$546 - $1,174 / USD PER Night
2.5 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, *Direct beach access, Lap pool, Hot tub, Air conditioning
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Villa
Details

The Retreat on St. John, the smallest of the U.S. Virgin Islands, is a uniquely spectacular oceanfront rental villa. The villa consists of three quietly elegant pavilions centered around a private garden courtyard, on a hillside. Located on the pristine east end of St. John, Dreekets Bay is known among locals for having some of the best snorkeling and diving in the Caribbean. Reached by a scenic drive through the National Park along paved roads from Cruz Bay, the location of The Retreat offers an experience of untouched, secluded natural beauty just a fifteen minute drive from outstanding restaurants featuring local and continental cuisine in Coral Bay.

Stunning views of the bay and across Sir Francis Drake Passage to the magnificent island of Tortola encompass you as you approach The Retreat by road. Each room of the house is oriented to maximize these sweeping vistas, second to none of St. John. No other homes overlook The Retreat, and across Dreekets Bay from the house lay the untouched landscape of Virgin Islands National Park. The front of each pavilion is a glazed rollup door, allowing the entire wall to open up to tropical breezes and the view. Just below the house down a set of stairs and a private switchback trail, the secluded sandy beach provides a perfect spot for sunbathing, snorkeling or pure relaxation.

From the balcony of the house, brilliant fish are often visible swimming in the bay, in the clearest, cleanest water on St. John. Because of its location, the beach at Dreekets Bay remains unspoiled by crowds and pollution, providing an unsurpassed setting for sunbathing, snorkeling and diving. Just offshore, waters teem with waving anemones, soft-corals and multi-hued hard corals that shelter brilliant fish of all shapes and sizes. Dolphins and sea turtles play offshore, lobster, black corals and even rare Elkhorn corals are often spotted here.

Built with an eye for elegant simplicity, the house perfectly complements the natural beauty of its hillside setting above one of the most pristine beaches in the world. Every room in The Retreat features breathtaking views: stand in the kitchen and watch fish swim through crystal-clear aquamarine waters or relax in bed while looking out across the bay to the island of Tortola. Inside, each room is tastefully furnished with king beds, slate floors, vaulted ceilings, and modern amenities.

A central pavilion contains the living room and a gourmet kitchen, while the two side pavilions each contain a separate bedroom suite. Both bedroom suites have closets, separate bathrooms, balconies and completely private slate-lined outdoor showers with a view of the sea. The bedrooms are furnished with king-sized beds, ceiling fans and air-conditioning. Sleeping lofts tucked into the roof rafters of the bedroom pavilions can accommodate kids or extra guests. Each of the two lower bedroom pavilions, while on the same level as the courtyard and living room is completely private from the rest of the Retreat.

The well-equipped gourmet kitchen in the main pavilion offers ocean views as well as a gas stove and oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, trash-compactor, professional quality cookware and an eating bar. A laundry area with washer and dryer is adjacent to the kitchen. The living room of The Retreat, also in the main pavilion, contains comfortable seating and dining areas, along with satellite television, Wi-Fi internet access, VCR, DVD player, surround-sound Hi-Fi, and library of books and movies. The pull-out couch transforms into a queen bed to accommodate extra guests.

Two separate bedroom suites allow families or couples to enjoy complete privacy. On either side of the main pavilion, each of the two bedroom pavilions contains a king bed, a loft with an extra double bed (accessed by a pull-down wooden ladder), a separate bathroom and an outdoor shower with ocean views. Both bedroom suites are air-conditioned and are equipped with ceiling fans.

Conveniently close to the town of Coral Bay yet stunningly secluded and untouched, the location of The Retreat is perfect for romantic couples, adventure-seeking families, busy executives looking for solitude, and anyone searching for peaceful luxury in a setting of glorious natural beauty.

Location

Distance to Beach: *Direct access to Dreekets Bay, 20 minutes to National Park beaches
Distance to Town: 6 minutes to Coral Bay, 30 minutes to Cruz Bay
Distance to Airport: 30 minutes to Cruz Bay Ferry Dock
+ 20 minute ferry to Red Hook + 33 minutes to Cyril E King International (STT)
~OR~
+ 45 minute ferry to Charlotte Amalie + 12 minutes to Cyril E King International (STT)

Features &
Amenities

Features:

  1. -Air conditioned bedrooms, ceiling fans
  2. -Fully equipped kitchen, gas stove and oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, trash-compactor, professional quality cookware; Breakfast bar
  3. -Washer, dryer, iron, ironing board
  4. -Telephone
  5. -Central pavilion with open plan living area, dining table, media area
  6. -Satellite TV, VCR, DVD player, CD player, surround-sound Hi-Fi, library of books + movies, videogame console, games
  7. -Wi-Fi internet access
  8. -Safe
  9. -Hair dryers, soaps, shampoo, towels


Outdoor Features:

  1. -*Direct beach access via wooden staircase down to a trail zigzagging to the Bay
  2. -40' x 6' x 4'-1/2' lap pool, hot tub, sun decks, loungers, hammock, balcony
  3. -Al fresco dining, gas grill
  4. -Beach chairs, coolers, assorted snorkel gear, binoculars


Extra Services:

  1. -St. John Arrivals: You are required to phone your contact person before you board the ferry from St. Thomas to St. John, so they will know what time and at which dock you will be arriving so they can meet you there promptly. Please travel with all island contact numbers.
  2. -You'll be met upon arrival at the ferry dock OR at your car rental agency and led to your property. When you arrive at your property, you'll be given the keys and a walkthrough of the property to help get you settled and comfortable. You will also be given an island orientation so you can get around. *There is no extra charge for these services, although a tip for your escort is at your discretion. You'll be given an island manager's phone numbers for contact during your vacation.
  3. -Transportation back to the airport or ferry dock upon your departure is NOT provided. Please be sure that you rent a vehicle large enough for your entire party plus your luggage. Island rental cars are usually small compact models, and jeeps will hold four passengers but little to no luggage. Please plan accordingly
  4. -Car rentals are highly recommended. If you choose not to rent a car for your arrival, then you must pay a taxi to take you and your luggage to your property. Property managers and escort staff cannot carry guests as passengers due to liability insurance restrictions.
  5. -Gated community, electronic gate
  6. -Concierge: can arrange car rentals, massage, grocery provisioning, chefs, marine activities (SCUBA, snorkel, day sails, etc.) and just about anything else you can imagine - before and during your stay!


Staff Details:

  1. -*Housekeeping is only provided once per week if rental is 14 nights or longer

Staff

*Housekeeper

Bedroom
Descriptions

Bedroom Pavilion 1 with *Loft:

King bed, extra-long double bed in loft, separate bathroom, outdoor shower, air conditioning, ceiling fan
*loft accessed by pull-down wooden ladder

Bedroom Pavilion 2 with *Loft:

King bed, extra-long double bed in loft, separate bathroom, outdoor shower, air conditioning, ceiling fan
*loft accessed by pull-down wooden ladder

PLUS:

Sofa in living area can be made into either a queen-sized bed OR into 2 single beds (your choice, with advance notice).

Villa
Policies

  1. Children minimum age of 7 years welcome
  2. Maximum 10 guests
  3. No smoking is permitted inside
  4. No pets allowed
Dates
Bedrooms
USD / Night
+ -
April 22 - November 17, 2017 Apr 22 - Nov 17 2017
 Up to 2
$546 - $614
 1 Room
$546
 2 Rooms
$614
+ -
November 18 - November 24, 2017 Nov 18 - Nov 24 2017
 Up to 2
$546 - $614
 1 Room
$546
 2 Rooms
$614
+ -
November 25 - December 15, 2017 Nov 25 - Dec 15 2017
 Up to 2
$546 - $614
 1 Room
$546
 2 Rooms
$614
+ -
December 16 - January 05, 2018 Dec 16 - Jan 05 2018
 Up to 2
$1174
 1 Room
$1174
 2 Rooms
$1174
+ -
January 07 - April 21, 2018 Jan 07 - Apr 21 2018
 Up to 2
$713 - $806
 1 Room
$713
 2 Rooms
$806
12.5% Taxes and Service Charge already included
7 night min stay year-round, 10 night min stay during Holiday Season
VAT is applicable
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