Visitors to St. John marvel at the beauty of the world renowned beaches, but very few of them are able to sleep within sight and sound of the water. The Beach Villa, located just steps from the Caribbean Sea, is now available for the fortunate few and is perfect for groups of couples, family gatherings & reunions and wedding events.
The Beach Villa is St. John's premier luxury villa unmatched and offering no compromises. The Villa is five minutes to the village (see our maps page) where you can enjoy fine dining, unique shopping, dive shops and gourmet grocery and ten minutes to the best-in-world, spectacular, north shore National Park Beaches.
Donald and Deborah Schnell have brought the experiences from over thirty years of living on Saint John and hosting guests in their other villas to the creation and decoration of the Beach Villa. This is a very personal endeavor and this new villa incorporates all the features you "wish" other villas offered. All the sliding glass doors pocketing opening unobstructed to the lush tropical gardens to all the king size master bedroom suites being equally grand so no one is short changed. The hand of the artist is evident everywhere in the numerous details. The Schnell's three children also contributed to bringing the villa to life.
Orchids and bougainvillea of every color bloom extravagantly. The beauty of the flowers is complemented by a sculpture garden and a little tropical fish pond governed by Morgan the turtle. The sound of wind chimes floats on the breeze. Works of art from the Schnell's own collection and from the Donald Schnell Studio at The Amoré Center are throughout the villa.
Inside the spacious villa, the great room is sprinkled with whimsical modern touches, (You'll want to take the giraffe home with you, but he is a permanent resident.) Open to sea breezes in three sides, the great room can be easily secured by closing the sliding glass doors if you wish to use the air conditioning. For entertainment, there is a CD player, cable television, a VCR and a piano procured for a famous musician who was a previous guest. A polished mahogany open stairway backed by a glass block wall leads to three master bedroom suites on the second level. The two story guest pavilion adjoins the main villa with two additional master bedroom suites.
Each suite has its own balcony, and a separate entrance from the outside. A water view from every bedroom, and a tropical color theme make each room distinctive. Two of the suites offer an extra twin bed, perfect to accommodate older children.
A polished mahogany open stairway backed by a glass block wall leads to three master bedroom suites on the second level. The two story guest pavilion adjoins the main villa with two additional master bedroom suites. Each suite has its own balcony, and a separate entrance from the outside. A water view from every bedroom, and a tropical color theme make each room distinctive.
Donald (and family),
I just wanted to drop you a line to let you know how appreciative we are for the hospitality you showed us over the weekend. You and your family really made the trip easy and relaxing for our whole crew.
I wish you the best of luck during your travels overseas later this year and hope to see you again down at the Beach Villa some day soon.