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SECRET LUXURY. VILLA WITH SWIMMING POOL, BEACH, DOCK & BOAT

Cathryn Hempel

Advertiser since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Cathryn Hempel

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Calendar last updated:
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SECRET LUXURY. VILLA WITH SWIMMING POOL, BEACH, DOCK & BOAT

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

Jost Van Dyke Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Jost Van Dyke, also known as the Barefoot Island, is the fourth largest of the British Virgin Islands. It is home to some of the more famous beaches and beach bars in the Caribbean, including Foxy's and the Soggy Dollar Beach Bar. The house is located on the quiet east side of the island, overlooking many smaller islands and cays (Sandy Cay, Sandy Spit, Green Cay, Little Jost Van Dyke). Your arrival to the house will probably be by water taxi, and is the beginning of a memorable and relaxing vacation.

You will be met at the dock by our caretaker, who will assist you with your luggage and provisions and transport you the short drive up the hill to the house. From here you will encounter far reaching views, welcoming ocean breezes and a serene sense that all your troubles are far behind you.

Two of the three bedrooms are situated in a two storey unit (one upstairs and one downstairs), each with its own en-suite and an upstairs living room with TV, DVD's, etc. Both bedrooms open up onto large wooden decks which wrap around the unit. This deck extends out to the pool area where sun loungers, rocking chairs, bbq, and a 270 degree view of ocean and islands await you. The third bedroom is in a seperate unit and consists of a kingsize bed with study and en-suite bathroom with roll-top bath and shower. This bedroom has wrap around glass windows with views over the ocean. The kitchen is fully stocked with modern appliances. A sitting area with butcher block counters and teak bar stools separates the kitchen from the second living room. Three sets of double doors lead out to another large deck where you will find the covered dining area.

A dinghy is available as a complementary service for those wishing to explore the surrounding islands and beaches. All beach bars and restaurants on Jost are accessible by boat. The mangroves in the bay are a wonderful, safe place to explore on a kayak. One can also kayak, hike or dinghy to nearby beaches and restaurants. Kayaks are available to all our guests. Or, if the mood takes you, lie at the poolside while sipping on cocktails.

Jost Van Dyke has its very own dive shop if you are an avid scuba diver, or looking to get certified. There are some great dive locations nearby.

The shallow 'flats' in the adjacent bay are considered the second best place in the BVI for fly fishing.

Provisioning can be done individually or online. Just ask for details.

Great House Villa is your ideal getaway. This rental is suitable for a romantic escape or honeymoon, as well as a family and friends vacation.

Keywords: guest house, vacation villa, luxury accommodation

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Cathryn Hempel (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 12, 2014

About Cathryn Hempel

In 2003 my husband and I purchased a house on Jost Van Dyke in the British Virgin Islands. We have since completed extensive renovations, creating what is now a beautiful luxury vacation home, with lots of added creature comforts to ensure that being on an out-island doesn't necessarliy mean roughing it. The main form of transportation to and from the villa is by boat, which creates an exciting and diverse lifestyle.

Cathryn Hempel purchased this villa in 2003

Why Cathryn Hempel chose Jost Van Dyke

Jost Van Dyke is the perfect place to have a vacation rental. The island is frequented by a multitude of sailboats and charter yachts on a daily basis and has some amazing beaches and beach bars. Vacationers come from far and wide to sail our waters and soak up the relaxed atmosphere on the beaches of Jost.

What makes this villa unique

Snorkeling the unspoiled reef in front of our property offers some wonderful sightings of sea life, including turtles, stingrays and hundreds of colorful tropical fish and corals. The nearby islands offer some exciting day trips on the dinghy. Sipping cocktails on the pool deck while the sun sets over the ocean and the pelicans swoop for their supper, one is inclined to believe that life can't get any better. Getting on a boat to transport us to and from the property is truly unique. Personally, my favorite time of the day is early morning, when I get to spend some quiet time doing yoga on the shaded pool deck.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The Great House Villa exceeded our expectations - what a fantastic home you have in the Caribbean. Saga is without a doubt a gem. He always stopped by in the mornings to check in on us and even let us use his cell phone to make local calls as our Canadian cells couldn't get out. One evening we walked over to Little Harbor for lobster dinner and Blossom introduced herself to us. You are very fortunate to have such wonderful help to look after the villa and your guests. Thank you, Debbie.
Jan 2012
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 23 traveler reviews

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Secret Luxury. Villa with Swimming Pool, Beach, Dock & Boat
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 24 reviews
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Secret Luxury. Villa with Swimming Pool, Beach, Dock & Boat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p321707vb
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Jost Van Dyke British Virgin Islands
Muscle Shoals, AL
5

Great way to visit Jost Van Dyke

  • 5 of 5
This was the BEST vacation ever. The house was awesome. Everyone is correct, the pictures do not do it justice. Saga is great if you need anything he will take care of you. The owner is great to work with also. We had 2 couples. We really enjoyed the dinghy. We used it everyday going to all the beaches. This was the most relaxing vacation I have ever been on. We were originally going to charter a boat, but we decided to try this for our first time and it was a great choice. I really look forward to visiting again.
  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Secret Luxury. Villa with Swimming Pool, Beach, Dock & Boat
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Jost Van Dyke British Virgin Islands
Sylvania, OH USA
5

Beautiful Home Base for Sailing Vacation

  • 5 of 5
Our stay was a little different than most in that we were also chartering a bareboat sailing yacht. As it turned out three of us stayed in the Great House Villa and three of us slept on the boat anchored a few hundred yards off the dock area. We cooked all our breakfasts and dinners in the villa using the boat provisions and did not go to any JVD restaurants. The dishwasher and refrigerator need some upkeep/maintenance(dish tray roller mechanism & ice/water dispenser). The burner on the gas grill needs a little help &/or replacement although functional.

I can not imagine better views in the Caribbean than what you have here. The architecture and style of this place is AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL. We did not need the dingy but I can tell it is a really good one. Some of us used the beach and enjoyed snorkeling there. It was great to have laundry and the group cooking dining, lounging, pool facilities to enjoy when not on the yacht.

We want to come back!
  • Submitted: May 26, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Secret Luxury. Villa with Swimming Pool, Beach, Dock & Boat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p321707vb
-+27 76 412 6090
Jost Van Dyke British Virgin Islands
5

Holy Hannah! This Place Rocks!!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I joined 2 other couples and shared this little island oasis for a week - and what a treat it was for us! The home is beautiful, comfortable, and very well kept by Saga. Speaking of Saga, he was really outstanding - so helpful ("okay, okay") and fast. All we had to do was ask and he just made things happen. We liked being on the quieter side of the island but with that comes the logistical challenges with getting to such a remote location. Arriving at the house might be a bit of a physical challenge for the very young or very elderly as there is about 1/3 of a mile of rocky terrain. And definitely not something you'd want to do after dark! But once you are there, life is good!
  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car
Owner's Response: Thank you for the compliments. Saga is amazing ... everyone agrees! And I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at Great House Villa. To save guests the "hike" with their luggage and provisions, it is recommended beforehand that they arrive by water taxi directly to our dock. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to have you visit again!
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Secret Luxury. Villa with Swimming Pool, Beach, Dock & Boat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p321707vb
-+27 76 412 6090
Jost Van Dyke British Virgin Islands
Granite Bay CA
5

Amazing Views - Amazing Home

  • 5 of 5
We just arrived and the home exceeded our expectations. Saga met us at the dock and hauled our luggage and provisions to the home. We are getting ready to BBQ and feel like we are at our second home. It does not feel at all like a vacation rental. The views as well as the home are absolutely amazing.
  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Welcome to paradise Ross! So glad you're enjoying the house and wishing you a fun and memorable vacation.
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Secret Luxury. Villa with Swimming Pool, Beach, Dock & Boat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p321707vb
-+27 76 412 6090
Jost Van Dyke British Virgin Islands
New Orleans, LA
5

Definitely going back!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at Great House Villa over July 4th weekend and had an amazing time! We are a group of 3 couples in our late 20's/early 30's and this house was perfect! The pictures do not do it justice and Cathryn and Saga are the best. They're both super helpful and quick to respond. Saga will escort you to the villa and show you around. Not to mention grab a few fresh coconuts. Ask him about his garden, so impressive! The house is up a fairly steep hill so bring your walking shoes for the rare times shoes are required! :) The private beach is awesome and also a short walk down and up a hill. Definitely recommend Dolphin Water Taxi to bring you to the dock- great service and much easier than ferries. Saga will also give you great tips - go see him at Foxy's for the BBQ night! Foxy's Taboo and the Bubbly Pool are a short ride in the dinghy. We also went to the White Bay bars along with Sidney's Peach and Love. All were a blast! Colin with JVD diving took us fishing while Paul chartered us on a site seeing boat tour. Must see Willie T's and The Baths! Great House Villa is PERFECT for groups with a fabulous common area but privacy at night for rest. The views are amazing and we can't wait to go back! Thank you Cathryn and Saga!
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Secret Luxury. Villa with Swimming Pool, Beach, Dock & Boat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p321707vb
-+27 76 412 6090
Jost Van Dyke British Virgin Islands
5

shipwrecked

  • 5 of 5
Absolutely exceeded my expectations on everything about this property from first contact with owner, Caroline, to the first class escort back to our boat by Saga, the property manager. I couldn't even imagine the villa would be this luxurious! My crew and I had the opportunity to see what living the life of luxury was about! Saga was at our beckon call with everything we needed before we knew we needed it. Like a gentleman's gentleman. Blossom had the house white glove spotless and in such an order as if we had been living in it for years, convenient, secluded, and so comfortable. Such a pleasure! Only regret is that we couldn't stay longer...like maybe forever!
  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
St Thomas
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Foxy's Taboo
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Great Harbor, Jost Van Dyke
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Foxy's Taboo
Nearest Beach
25 Metres
Sandy Ground
Car: not necessary

Kite surfing, fly fishing, yoga & meditation

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Rates & Availability

From $670 Per night

Jost Van Dyke Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter
Dec 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
$840
 
 
Summer
May 1 2015 - Oct 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
$670
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes An additional charge of $50 is added for one full tank of fuel for the dinghy.
50% is taken upon reservation and the remainder is due one month prior to arrival. I have a Miami address where checks can be mailed. Also accept wire transfer.
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Amenities

Jost Van Dyke Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2) with pillow-top mattresses and tempurpedic pillows., Child Beds (1) There is a foldaway bed for a child.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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