Peter Bay House Rental Photos and Description
Bedrooms 4, Bathrooms 5, Sleeps 8
This waterfront villa is beautifully sited along a secluded hillside directly on prestigious Peter Bay, just 50 feet above the ocean, and is built on several levels for maximized ocean views and cool tradewinds. A columned entry portico ushers you into this spectacular villa, and as you step inside the foyer, the picture-perfect panorama of 2B's azure sea view will take your breath away. 2B at Peter Bay's main floor is actually on two levels. The first level includes the portico, foyer, library/office and open-design kitchen. Six steps lead to Great Room and a sitting area for reading, an entertainment center with a large TV and movies, and a formal dining area. Five sets of double French doors lead to the expansive covered gallery decorated with cushioned sofas and a dining table for eight, ready for alfresco dining with a view. The gallery is the heart of this villa and overlooks the grandeur of Peter Bay and green islands beyond. A wraparound balcony surrounds three sides of the gallery, with one side featuring a gas grill and wine cooler. Two steps lead to the private pool and sun deck, with chaise lounges for sunbathing and a small cocktail area for two.
A short stone staircase leads through lush landscaping down to this villa's next tier, offering a stone terrace with a large hot tub. A few more steps lead to a secluded waterfront overlook of Peter Bay's coral reef, rugged lava shoreline and the beautiful National Park waters and surrounding hills. This overlook is named Anniversary Point in celebration of its discovery on the owners' 25th wedding anniversary. Anniversary Point is a special intimate nook for two, designed to share a glass of wine and quiet moments together. Additional stone steps along the water's edge, lighted for balmy nights, lead gently down to the totally private Beach Terrace perched just 10 feet above the rolling ocean waves. Chaise lounges and chairs provide the perfect setting to watch pelicans diving for fry, turtles swimming by and enjoying the song of the ocean and pristine views that go on forever. By night, stretch out and stargaze, or watch the moonrise from the Beach Terrace. Several steps beyond the Beach Terrace take you to a shaded oceanside path and to the sugar white sands of Peter Bay Beach, just 100 feet away - enjoy the idyllic beach or excellent reef snorkeling in Peter Bay. Back inside the villa you will find all four of the air-conditioned bedroom suites widely separated for exceptional privacy.
Two equal queen suites are located on opposite sides of the house, on the same level as the library/office, powder room, and kitchen. Each queen suite is graced by a lovely carved mahogany four-poster bed, a private balcony for two facing the ocean, and a sheltered outdoor shower screened by lush landscaping. From the dining area in the Great Room just steps below, a staircase leads to the villa's third queen bedroom suite. This suite, identical in size to the other two above, has an ornate iron bedstead, its own private balcony facing the ocean and overlooking the Beach Terrace, and a tiled inside shower. Another short stairway leads to a foyer and into the exquisite king master suite, set on its own private level. This spacious suite features a massive mahogany king bed and a surrounding walkaround balcony which provides awe-inspiring sea vistas. From the master suite, a lighted stone walkway connects to a garden terrace with a hot tub and a sitting area.
All four of 2B's bedroom suites are air-conditioned, fully screened, and each has a private balcony from which to savor the wide-angled ocean views. This gracious home is beautifully decorated with casually elegant furnishings, finished with faux-painted frescoed walls, and highlights a collection of original artwork by St. John's Kat Sowa. The high vaulted ceiling imparts a grand sense of scale and spaciousness. Exceptionally well designed, the multi-leveled floor plan provides architectural interest; the villa's varying levels are easy to navigate and provide various private nooks and areas for occasional solitude. Arched transom windows above the oversized screened french doors let the glorious tropical light in, and handcrafted native stonework throughout this home and landscaped gardens add to your island pleasures. 2B at Peter Bay is furnished with your comfort in mind without sacrificing its artful elegance and style. This rare oceanfront location on beautiful St. John will fulfill most vacation wish lists. Please book early to secure your vacation dates at this magnificent one-of-a-kind residence.
St. John is the smallest of the U.S. Virgin Islands. It features beautiful white sand beaches, turquoise waters, colorful coral and tropical fish, and green velvet hills. Two thirds of the island is the Virgin Islands National Park so the gorgeous beaches and forests will remain untouched and be accessible to everyone. Tour the national park by jeep or safari bus or hike the trails led by a park ranger. St. John is a peaceful, uncommercialized paradise yet still offers every facility and amenity that a resort has to offer. There is lots to do whether it be on land or in the water.
- children welcome