THE TRUE WEST INDIES AT A BARGAIN

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THE TRUE WEST INDIES AT A BARGAIN

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Villa, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 8-9)

If you missed drinking rum with Hemmingway in Key West or Cuba, you can still grab a bit of that adventure in this West Indian home. Old Caribbean charm with all the modern amenities.

Callaloo was carefully built to preserve old West Indies design and ambiance. Each bedroom is a separate cottage surrounded by porches, decks, patios and open air baths and showers.

It is filled with authentic Caribbean antiques that are rugged, no need to worry about being careful. Couches, chairs, and the entire place work well with wet bathing suits and rum.

This is the perfect honeymoon place, romantic, and private, yet it is great for a group. Everyone will have privacy: Moonlight Cottage, Shell Cottage,Pineapple Cottage and a sleeping loft in the main house with a 4th bath.

The bathrooms were copied from resort cottages in Bali. Shower under the stars or the sun. Bake in the West Indian oven. Quickly smoke roasts, turkey, vegetables using aromatic tropical woods.

What Callaloo offers that you will not find in other villas:

Charming antiques, outdoor bathrooms, totally open cottages, romantic bed nets, total privacy, West Indian oven, two entry roads (one is a driving adventure and the other is for little old ladies; (I’m an older gal, but I prefer driving the adventure road). Center island location gives proximity to all the northern beaches, East end beaches, Salt Pond, south shore bays. 600 ft. elevation insures cool breezes.

Keywords: A cluster of houses with ocean and mountain views,

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Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • children welcome
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I am a retired yacht designer. I've sailed to most of the Caribbean Islands and St. John is the best. For 15 years I collected photos of every charming West Indian cottage to design my own West Indian tin-roof "shack". I wanted a place for good times and parties; for my friends and family. Rather than a large American house such as you find in Florida or Hawaii, I wanted it to look truly Island. Furnishings were collected for years and stored in my potting shed. I designed the house and supervised the construction. Most of all I have enjoyed the visitors and parties that are always at CALLALOO

The Owner purchased this villa in 1994
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay nights
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The True West Indies at a Bargain
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Ajax Peak St John
Fairfield, CT
5

ANOTHER WONDERFUL VACATION AT CALLALOO!

  • 5 of 5
We were delighted to return to Callaloo for a 10 day stay! This is such a beautiful spot with an up close and personal relationship with the surrounding plants and animals. We made a point of trying many things we hadn't done before. Dinner at Miss LUCY's, an Eco tour with Hidden Reef tours, snorkeling at Great Lameshur Bay, Jumbie Bay, a visit to Annaburg. After many trips to St John we still have a long list of things to do and see! Callaloo is a great house for a group because there is enough room for everyone to have privacy if they want or come together for food, games or gazing at Coral Bay. We can't wait for our next visit!
  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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Ajax Peak St John
Fairfield, CT
5

A NATURE LOVERS PARADISE

  • 5 of 5
We loved Callaloo! If you love the outdoors and the beauty of St John this is a great place for you. We loved the open air experience. We made sugar water each day and watched the birds. We took a hundred pictures of the little geckos. The sound of the tree frogs at night and the cool breezes were heavenly. Being so close to Coral Bay was great. I love this quieter side of the island and being able to hop on Center Line Road and get to Cruz Bay in no time was perfect!

We love to snorkel and went to Francis bay, Little Lameshur Bay, Haulover Bay, Maho, Waterlemon and Leinster Bay. we went to the Tektite museum!

There is no cable TV but the wifi is fast enough for Netflix.

St John is my favorite place on earth and Callaloo is my favorite house! We will be back!
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Ajax Peak St John
Denver, Colorado
5

PARADISE FOUND IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT !

  • 5 of 5
This is our 12th or 13th stay at Callaloo House and it truly feels like home. There is no better place on earth as best we can tell. The owners are gracious and so thougthful. The space is the epitome of relaxing, calm, and spacious. Guests can choose how much privacy or group involvement they want based on the cottages chosen or the common space in the main house. The pool, complete with delightful hand-painted tiles is a touch of heaven at the end of a hot beach day. The open air, gardens, and porches are pure heaven. The views are spectacular, and the breezes are ever-present. Well-appointed and comfortable, one could never leave and be happy, or simply enjoy the luxury of coming "home" at the end of a busy day. On the quieter side of St. John, your best noise risk will be tree frogs, donkeys, and birds. Access to Coral Bay is easy. People with mobility troubles can stay in the main level without difficulty. Would highly recommend a 4 wheel drive vehicle to get up the front entrance, but the back road (closer to Coral Bay) can be managed with a standard car.
  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Ajax Peak St John
United States
5

PARADISE! INFUSED WITH TROPICAL ROMANTICISM BUT WITH EVERY AMENITY!

  • 5 of 5
We just celebrated our 30th anniversary by returning to St. John with our 3 grown children and soon-to-be daughter-in-law. Our stay at Callaloo far exceeded our expectations and was truly a memory we will always treasure. The house is a dream and filled with whimsical antiques at every turn but sturdy and comfortable. The main house is perfect for entertaining- everything is there - just bring in some local fish, plantains, and the rum (which will be the least expensive item on your list). Each bedroom is a separate cottage - a delightful oasis in the open air, fans, romantic mosquito nets, private balconies and postcard views of Coral Bay, Bordeaux Mt. and the almost zero edge salt-water pool. We loved just talking, drinking, eating in the open air dining area and balcony - cozy chairs with warm lighting and gentle fans with warm breezes off the ocean. Each day was spent swimming, snorkeling (a must!) and resting under the mangroves at six different beaches. All unique but beautiful. Try the owners intinarary - and do not be afraid to explore. A four-wheel vehicle rental is almost required - you will be glad you did. Spend the day at one of the beaches, stop for a "pain killer" at Shipwreck in Coral Bay or the Beach Bar in Cruz Bay - eat at Sweet Plantains, Shipwreck or Aqua Bistro - all located in Coral Bay. Go to Rhumblines (or wherever T-bird is playing next) and hear T-bird sing - she is the "greeter" for Callaloo and is absolutely wonderful and extremely friendly.
Don't pet the donkeys that dot the roads...do go to Jumbie Bay all the way to the right and find the path to an old ruin by a private beach. Go to Miss Vie's private beach and have a great lunch prepared at her stand. Go to Francis Bay (less crowded) and Little Lameshur Bay (same).
Most of all - enjoy this most beautiful island home - it is truly a treasure and will be hard to compare anything to after staying here.....
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Ajax Peak St John
Georgia
5

INCREDIBLY COMFORTABLE

  • 5 of 5
We had an absolutely wonderful time staying at Callaloo. So many wonderful design details, incredible views, and the islands at their best! Honestly, it is one of those places I would prefer to keep our own little secret, as I know we will return! St. John is one of our favorite places on earth, and Callaloo is now our favorite place to stay while we are there! The house is stocked with everything you need (toiletries, staples, towels, beach chairs, games, etc.), is very comfortable and has great views. Tbird (the greeter) was very nice, and we all felt perfectly at home immediately. We were a multi-generation group aged 7 - 67, and there was something for everyone. There are a lot of steps down to the lowest bedroom (but it also has the most privacy), but there is one bedroom on the same level as parking if you have members of your party unable to do the stairs. Great internet access as well, so my husband and I were able to stay caught up on work e-mails and post pictures of our adventures. The house is perfectly situated in the middle of the island making it convenient to the best north shore beaches as well as the south shore beaches and even the east end. It is about a 20 minute drive into Cruz Bay along the scenic north shore.
  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ajax Peak St John
Long Island, NY
5

A BREATH OF FRESH AIR!!

  • 5 of 5
Could not wait to return to Calalloo. We have stayed at many rental villas on St. John over the years, but this is truly one of our favorite spots. This was our second visit, and it was like we never left. Still completely charming! We love, love, love, the open air design! The views are unbelieveable. The accomodations extremely comfortable.
Location is perfect as it is sort of midway between Coral Bay and Cruz Bay. We spend a lot of time in Coral Bay "socializing" but enjoy the North Shore beaches and like to have lunch and shop in Cruz Bay.
We would (and have) highly recommend(ed) Calalloo to St. John lovers, as it perfectly captures that St. John vibe!
Eileen and Tom
  • Submitted: May 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway

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Nearest Point of Interest
Leinster bay: great place to see turtles, rays and starfish
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Francis bay is excellent white sand beach & great snorkeling
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Maho bay: white beach where you step from your car right ont
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Visit archeological digs snorkel, visit sugar plantation rui
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Superb snorkeling
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Salt pond is perhaps the most favorite beach on St. John
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Skinny Legs - no visit is complete without a t-shirt saying
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Trunk Bay is beautiful
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Great Lameshure bay good for snorkeling & being alone
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Reef Bay trail
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Vie's End of the Road Shack

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Ajax Peak Villa Rental Rates

Notes

  • $1795-$4900/wk
  • US Dollars
  • Low season - April 16 to Dec 19 $1,795/wk for 2 add $200/wk per additional guest
  • High season - Dec 20 to April 15 $3,190/wk for 2 add $200/wk per additional guest
  • Christmas & New Years 7 to 10 days $4,850
  • RATES ARE ALL INCLUSIVE, NO EXTRA COSTS OF ANY KIND
  • 50% deposit 100%refundalbe 30 days prior. Full payment 2 weeks prior to arrival.
  • all charges are included; no additional funds necessary.

Amenities

Ajax Peak Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
General:
  • Telephone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Long Distance
  • Broadband Access
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Catering Available
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Music Library
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • wildlife viewing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shelling
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • mountain biking
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • parasailing
  • wind-surfing
  • hiking

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