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ANDANTE BY THE SEA, 3 BDRM, 3 BATH, OCEANFRONT ON HART BAY WITH STUPENDOUS VIEWS

Marilyn Or Rich

Advertiser since: 2000
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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ANDANTE BY THE SEA, 3 BDRM, 3 BATH, OCEANFRONT ON HART BAY WITH STUPENDOUS VIEWS

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Rendezvous Bay Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6 adults, extra small children if w/parents)

Just minutes from the small town of Cruz Bay, with its restaurants and shopping, ideally situated on St. John's scenic southeastern shore and deliberately faced into the cooling trade winds...Andante is nestled on a shelf carved into the living rock directly above beautiful Hart Bay... high enough to look down on birds in flight... low enough to hear the sea.

Architected in modified Mediterranean-style with accents of native stone, Andante is unusual in that, while ensuring privacy, its panoramic decks offer spectacular views of both sunrise and sunset... a full 270-degrees from glittering St. Thomas east to Rams head!

There are three large bedrooms, all with sea views,private decks, full baths, and air conditioning. A canopied king-size bed and rattan furnishings with a Victorian flair grace the master bedroom along with a private deck. The two guest bedrooms have twin beds easily converted to comfortable kings and private decks.

The villa is tastefully furnished throughout in contemporary tropical rattan,teak and eclectic accents from around the world. Vaulted cypress-beamed ceilings and overhead fans accent the great room, kitchen, and two upper bedrooms.

The fully-equipped gourmet kitchen includes up to date appliances, an electric ceramic top range/convection & conventional oven, microwave, dishwasher, side-by-side refrigerator/freezer with ice maker/dispenser, whole house triple filtered and UV water systems, 'steaming hot' water dispenser, blender, coffee maker, bread maker, and espresso/cappuccino machine. A fully-automatic stainless steel gas grill and outdoor dining area for dinner under the stars is a few steps away on a trellised patio.

The pool and hot tub are strategically cantilevered into the cliff on the west side of the property for maximum views and breeze. Arise in the early morning, frolic in either, and appreciate the dramatic colors of sunrise. In the evening, sip champagne as the sounds of mellow jazz surround you and marvel at the complexity and beauty of the sunset and the clarity of the stars, while you are simultaneously warmed in the hot tub and cooled in the breezes of the ocean.

Andante comes equipped with everything you will need for a relaxed island vacation. Linens, towels, phone, fax and printer,wi fi, hi speed internet, Satellite TV with premium channels and satellite radio in the great room and in each bedroom, DVD players, surround sound multi-zoned stereo (even piped to the pool and hot tub), CD-radio, beach chairs and coolers, and an extensive selection of books and music all await you. You need bring only your bathing suit and a few clothes for forays into town.

A private rustic path winds down to the sparsely-peopled pebble and coral beach below, offering fabulous snorkeling at one the best spots on the island. A left turn at the bottom of the hill takes you for a tranquil swim in nearby Chocolate Hole. The famous north shore beaches are but a few minutes drive away for long relaxing days spent at the beach.

If 'chilling' is what you seek in your ultimate vacation, Andante is so self-contained that it is possible to 'hole up' in the villa for several days at a time, without the need to leave home. Andante is perfect for that first or second honeymoon. If you do venture out, the world-renowned beaches of the north shore and the boutiques and restaurants (ranging from funky to gourmet) of the tiny town of Cruz Bay are less than a ten-minute drive away. A fifteen-minute, seven-dollar ferry ride brings you to the bustling shopping and restaurants of St. Thomas.

The word 'Andante' defines a moderately slow, relaxed, and leisurely tempo in music. At Andante, our guests have every opportunity to slow down, rest, relax, rejuvenate, and renew.

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Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Marilyn Or Rich (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2000
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Speaks: english

About Marilyn Or Rich

Though neither of us is from the Boston area originally, (Rich, from Portsmouth, NH), (Marilyn, from New York City) we have both spent the majority of our adult lives there, and it was in Boston that we met as the youngest of our 4 children was just graduating high school and one of us, Marilyn, was already a grandmother. Now, almost 20 years later, we have 8 grandchildren between us and we still live just outside of Boston.

When we first met, we both had dreams of owning a vacation home one day - Rich, in Martha's Vineyard, because of it's proximity; Marilyn - somewhere in the Caribbean because of it's warmth and rich culture. It didn't take a lot of convincing for Rich to adopt the 'Caribbean dream.' We did a lot of visits throughout the Caribbean, first just on vacations and then with an eye towards looking at houses.

The process was daunting but we were fortunate to have so many wise and helpful folks on the island, always willing to lend a hand and share their experiences. One tends to fantasize that owning a vacation rental will be like renting a vacation home, without having to pay the rent. It's not, it's hard work, but gratifying when our guests have a great time. The house has been a challenge and an evolving work of love, with each and every item in it attached to a story or memory. These years have certainly been an adventure! They have solidified us as a team.

Ultimately, when we awaken in the morning at Andante and see the sun cresting over the horizon in what have to be the most beautiful sunrises ever, we feel incredibly fortunate and blessed! The most important part of this journey has been making sure that all of our guests experience Andante's special magic.

Marilyn Or Rich purchased this villa in 1999

Why Marilyn Or Rich chose Rendezvous Bay

When we first saw the villa that is now Andante, we knew this was the one! The incredible views, the never-ending breezes, the privacy, the proximity to and the sound of the ocean were just what we were looking for, and we knew that our guests would appreciate these as well. Andante has changed so much since we purchased it, but those core things have not and were the most important. Our guests think so too.

What makes this villa unique

The most important pastime for us when we stay at Andante is to honeymoon over and over again. It's the time we set aside to spend with each other and relax. We really did choose the name because it means 'to slow down'. We do. We both catch up on reading, talking, meditating; Rich paints; I experiment in the kitchen. Sure, we have to do work - but we also take time to unwind.

Whether our guests are a couple on their honeymoon, a young or extended family or a group of friends getting together yearly, we want their time together at Andante to be loving and memorable. It's important to us that if our guests want to do nothing but hole up in the villa for days at a time, that they have everything they need to be comfortable doing just that. If they want to get out and explore the vast wonders of nature that St. John has to offer they are able to come back to a spacious and relaxing 'home base.' Our guests come from high pressure lives and we want to give them every opportunity to relax and rejuvenate in total comfort and serenity.

Guestbook comments from the owner

If you want to feel the joy of life, just take the path to Hart Bay and just sit on the beach, observe and feel!
Jan 2011
  • 1 of 3
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Reviews

5
based on 21 traveler reviews

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Andante by the Sea, 3 bdrm, 3 bath, Oceanfront on Hart Bay with Stupendous Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews
st petersburg, florida
5

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at adante by the sea, this past summer. The entrance brings you right into the spirit of the island. The beautiful home, was a favorite.with the music heard all around the inside and out, it was wonderful. What a view, especially watching the sunset in the hot tub. This home was beautiful and fun. I have visited the island, since the 1970's and have visited many homes. I loved this home, thanks, linda

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2007
  • Stayed: Dec 2006
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Spacious yet private, million dollar view

  • 5 of 5

This is a great house for groups of family and/or friends. I had my privacy when I needed it and great gathering spaces for companionship and conversation. A fabulous kitchen (although I didn't cook much) , living room, indoor and outdoor dining rooms are marvelous for socializing or just relaxing. There is another deck on the lower level that has a hammock and gets wonderful warm breezes from the bay. I would lounge there after a swim with a book and a drink. Or go down to the bay and sit with my chair in the gentle surf to watch the sunset. I love using the private outdoor shower to clean and cool off. St. John has so many wonderful places to go to that are either totally unspoiled or commercial. For me it was a place to relax and Andante was the perfect place to do it.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Bremerton WA USA
5

Excellent villa and location

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time to St John and staying at Andante made it a fantastic trip. The property managers met us when we arrived via ferry and escorted us to the car rental office and then villa (we would have never found it on our own!) The owners, Marilyn and Rich, called us during the week to be sure everything was going as expected. The main floor 2 master suites are quite lovely and spacious. The lower suite is very private with great views but not as much breeze enters those windows so we needed to use the fans and A/C at night. The hammock is wonderful and a great place to take an afternoon nap. The villa has a very functional kitchen, well-stocked with various gadgets, tools, beautiful dinnerware and even spices and seasonings. The road up to the villa is challenging if you have a large car like we did but most Jeeps would have not problem. The pool, hot tub, stereo systems, fans, and furniture are all very high quality. The extra amenities like the beach chairs, snorkel gear, coolers, pool floats and washer/dryer all made this a perfect place for our vacation. You will not be disappointed if you stay here. It was only minutes away from 2 grocery stores and about 7-8 minutes from Cruz Bay. The location is very convenient and the sunrises and sunsets from the deck cannot be missed! Thank you, Marilyn and Rich, for sharing your lovely home with our group!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Andante and we thank you for taking the time to write this kind and thoughtful review. It sounds as if you fully experienced all many of Andante’s natural features, such as the views and privacy, as well as many of Andante’s amenities that cause our guests to really feel at home and exceptionally comfortable. We are appreciative that you chose Andante for your recent stay, and we hope to see you return in the future. Regards, Marilyn and Rich
Waverly Virginia
5

Simply the best!

  • 5 of 5

After six trips to St. John, and stays in six different villas, Andante is by far the best. The prior reviews were spot on...the views and accommodations were fantastic. From our initial contact with the owners, we knew we made the right choice. Marilyn and Rich truly care about their guests and do everything they can to make your vacation a memorable experience. The house is beautiful and has everything you could ever want or need. And if it doesn't just ask. We asked if they had a beach umbrella shortly before we arrived as we had a cancer patient traveling with us. A brand new umbrella was there when we arrived. We miss the days in the pool and evenings in the hot tub listening to the sound system and enjoying those breath taking views. We can't wait to return to Andante. Thanks Marilyn and Rich for sharing your beautiful home with us. Jeff and Trish F.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a thoughtful and kind review. We are delighted that you found Andante to be everything and more that you wanted in a vacation retreat. We also think that the views are particularly spectacular, and having music surrounding the entire villa, in and out, is so important to us for a sense of relaxation and serenity. (Thus the name Andante!). We were so happy that you let us know ahead of time about your need for a beach umbrella. It is normally a standard item in the villa, but your request alerted us to the need to replace it, and we had enough time to get it delivered from the states, before your arrival. We are delighted that it worked out and it was our pleasure! We truly hope that you will return once more to the Virgin Islands, and that you will again consider making Andante your island home in St. John. Marilyn & Rich
5

Gorgeous!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time! It was our anniversary and what a perfect way to spend it! So romantic! The home was beautiful, clean and so very comfortable. We didn't need anything except food and our bathing suits:). The kitchen was fully stocked with all the cooking equipment that we needed. The pool and jacuzzi was awesome to have as well. We will be going back!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind comments, and for taking the time to write them. We agree that Andante is an exceptional, romantic and private place for couples to celebrate their love during Honeymoons, 2nd Honeymoons and Anniversaries, - or for no special occasion at all, other than spending some special time together. While the enjoyment of all of our guests is paramount, we feel especially gratified when couples have an extraordinary time together at Andante, in honor of their relationships. We hope to see you return. Happy Valentine’s Day! Marilyn & Rich
5

Excellence in Everyway!

  • 5 of 5

We tremendously enjoyed our stay at Adante by the Sea! It was exactly as advertised- the views were phenomenal. It is hard to get grown children to gather but this place was ideal! I would recommend it to anyone, it was so easy to relax around the pool. We will definitely be returning!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Andante, and that it worked well for your entire family. We've really tried to configure Andante to that it works well for all family members, young and old, and so that if you want, you can do absolutely nothing but laze at the pool or in the hammock, or hot-tub, and watch the world go by. We were honored that you chose Andante as your home in St. John and we hope that you will return to Andante on your next trip. Happy Valentines Day and have a wonderful 2015! Marilyn & Rich

Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
St. Thomas
Nearest Barpub
0.75 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
St John - St. Thomas Ferry
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
St. Thomas, Mahogany Bay
Nearest Restaurant
0.75 Miles
Westin Hotel - 0.3 miles; Cruz Bay
Nearest Beach
60 Metres
Hart Bay Beach
Car: recommended

A luxurious Health Club nearby at the Westin Hotel. Fishing (on site) and Deep Sea fishing available. St. John is 2/3 National Park and cared for by the US National Park Service. Hiking trails, exploration of ruins, lovely beaches - both cared for by the NPS and more secluded off road ones - abound.

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Rates & Availability

From $3,000 Per week

Rendezvous Bay Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
LATE HI SEASON 2015
Feb 21 2015 - Apr 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
$5,800
 
 
LOW SEASON 2015:Dbl Occup only
Apr 11 2015 - Nov 20 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $29 per night, per additional guest
 
WINTER 2015; Dbl Occup Only
Nov 28 2015 - Dec 18 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $29 per night, per additional guest
 
HOLIDAY SEASON 2015
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
$6,450
 
 
Winter Hi-Season 2016
Jan 2 2016 - Feb 12 2016
7 night minimum stay
$5,800
 
 
PRESIDENTS WEEK 2016
Feb 13 2016 - Feb 19 2016
7 night minimum stay
$6,200
Flat fee
 
 
SPRING 2016 HI SEASON
Feb 20 2016 - Apr 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
$5,800
 
 
2016 LOW SEASON; Dbl Occ Only
Apr 2 2016 - Nov 18 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $29 per night, per additional guest
 
THANKSGIVING 2016
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 25 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,800
Flat fee
 
 
2016 LOW SEASON; Dbl Occ Only
Nov 26 2016 - Dec 23 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $29 per night, per additional guest
 
HOLIDAY SEASON 2016-2017
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
$6,450
 

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Waiver Fee $35
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes *Low Season Rates based on per bdrm/dbl occup. to make Villa more affordable in low season. Contact us or visit andantebythesea.com for accurate lo-season quotes
*Stays over 7 days either begin or end on Saturday.
*Sat to Sat stays & 7 day min waived based on availability;
*occupancy over max 6, at owner's discretion; $50/pers/night
*Discounts may be available, please contact us.
Rates subject to change until confirmed.
Non-refundable $500 confirmation fee collected at reservation & credited to the first payment.
1rst payment:50% of the rental fee; due 7 days after receipt of documents
2nd payment: 2nd 50% of rental fee + VI Hotel Tax + $35 damage waiver fee, due 8 wks before arrival
Sat - Sat stay unless limited by availability. See our website for detailed terms.
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Amenities

Rendezvous Bay Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , en suite
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , en suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , en suite
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , King converts to twins.+ Room for small child with parents
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , King converts to twins.+ Room for small child with parents
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bdrm with a King;can also accommodate a small child
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Stupendous 270-degree sunrise-sunset views, 2 Phonelines, A/C in bdrms, Satellite TV/70 channels Satradio, Multi-zoned Stereopiped to greatroom, Master bdrm, decks and pool, CD-Cassette Player, Extensive CD/casette collection, Extensive library, Full Gourmet Kitchen with 'Steaming Hot' water dispenser, Coffee Grinder/maker, Blender, Cappuccino Maker, Bread Maker, Food Processor, Icecream maker, Brand new appliances, side-by-side fridge/fr, Ceramic Cooktop stove/convection oven, All Cooking Utensils, spices, Stainless Steel Gas Grill (BBQ)for those perfect, 'No muss, No fuss' dinners under the stars, Indoor dining room/Outdoor trellised dining area, Linens, Private Hot Tub and Pool, Outdoor shower, Private decks off each bedroom, Lower level covered patio with hammock and breezes to die for!! Hike down a Path that winds down to secluded Sand, pebble and coral Beach with the best snorkeling on the island, Fax, Printer, Dedicated FAX/Computer line

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