THE SETTING: VillAllure commands magnificent water views of Hurricane Hole, a national park treasure, with its pristine unspoiled shorelines and Coral Bay from 200' above sea level. The house is nestled into a secluded 1/2 acre sloping parcel, facing east, surrounded by a variety of mature native tropical plants and fruit trees.
Ample off road parking for six or more vehicles provides convenient access, off a concrete paved road, while beautiful sunrises and gentle Caribbean trade winds enhance the relaxed and romantic atmosphere of Villallure.
THE HOUSE: Capturing the natural beauty and romance of the island, villAllure takes full advantage of the views and breezes while providing maximum privacy in the superbly intimate setting of a fine country home.
VillAllure's main entry is gained thru a massive mahogany double door entranceway that overlooks a sunken great room with wet bar complimented by large glass sliding doors opening onto an expansive covered verandah framing a stunning view of the turquoise waters of Hurricane Hole and the Caribbean Sea beyond. An adjoining library/fitness room is separated by a native stone wall and includes a Precor elliptical fitness machine in addition to built-in mahogany book shelves and desk.
An open and airy kitchen is centrally located and perfect for casual dining or for preparing a gourmet meal to enjoy in the formal dining room that overlooks Hurricanes Hole to the east and Coral Bay to the south.
The stately master bedroom on villAllure's main level is accented by a custom built-in mahogany king size bed with shelving, walk in garden shower, three arched windows facing east with a dramatic view of Hurricane Hole, rustic plaster walls and screened mahogany french doors opening onto the pool deck area. Handsomely decorated and roomy upper south and north master bedrooms are equally sized and appointed with individual entrances, spacious bathrooms with tile showers, king size beds, mini fridges and private balconies with spectacular views of Hurricane Hole overlooking the pool and sundeck area.
A comfortable lower south bedroom features a private outside entry with secluded deck area with water views overlooking a small fishpond with waterfall and a queen size bed with private bathroom and shower area.
A spacious lower north bedroom features a queen size sleigh bed with private outside entry and bathroom with shower including a secluded balcony.
VillAllure's private poolside entertainment area boasts a full kitchen accented by a dramatic mahogany archway as well as hand-crafted mahogany kitchen cabinets and entertainment center, 1/2 bath and full laundry. A large mahogany picture window overlooks the pool and surrounding sundeck as well as Hurricane Hole and the east end of St. John in the distance. A single mahogany door privides outside entry into the poolside living space while screened mahogany french doors exit the kitchen area onto the adjoining poolside verandah, secluded pool and sundeck adjoining the pool.
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Keywords: PRIVATE, SPACIOUS, CORAL BAY, SUN & SHADE, 5 BEDROOMS, POOL, INTERNET, FAMILY RETREATS, WEDDING LOCATION, WATER VIEWS, NEARBY BEACHES, RESTAURANTS, GROCERIES.
Karen & Michael reside in Michigan and have been married since 1976. We first discovered St. John and Coral Bay in 1990 while on a short visit to St.Thomas. We first stayed on St. John in 1992 in a small cottage in Coral Bay near Hurricane Hole. This became our refuge/retreat for several years while we contined to discover the island and the island culture over the next several year's visits.
Karen & Michael Lucht purchased this villa in 2002
We continue to be attracted to St. John by the overwhelming natural beauty of the National Park beaches, the fact that it is a U.S. island and the West Indian people and culture. Coral Bay in particular is a very friendly and relaxed close knit community.
Intimately secluded, villAllure is nestled into the hillside for ultimate privacy and quiet enjoyment.
VillAllure is located on the National Park Island of St. John, a short ferry ride from St. Thomas. The area is serviced by numerous airlines including US Air, American, Delta, Jet Blue, United, Spirit and Continental to name a few. Many flights originating from the east coast are nonstop to St. Thomas arriving in approximately 3 1/2 hours. Flights originating in other areas generally require one connection. Upon arrival in St. Thomas, a taxi ride to the downtown ferry dock takes approximately 10 minutes while the Red Hook ferry dock is approximately a 45 minute ride. However, the ferry ride to St. John from each location is equivalent to the cab ride to the alternative ferry dock. Also, the downtown ferry's latest afternoon departures are at 4pm and 5:30pm while the Red Hook ferry runs every hour with the last departure at midnight.
Once on St. John, a rental car will be preferred for the 20 minute drive thru the National Park to Coral Bay and up the quality concrete paved road, for your laid back private VillAllure Caribbean vacation to begin.
Other Activities: Fine Dining