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CASA CONTANT- SUNSET VIEWS, TRADEWINDS, CLOSE TO TOWN/BEACHES

Serena Gagliotti

Advertiser since: 2008
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay nights

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Serena Gagliotti

Advertiser since: 2008
Speaks: english
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
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CASA CONTANT- SUNSET VIEWS, TRADEWINDS, CLOSE TO TOWN/BEACHES

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

Cruz Bay Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)

Come relax in our custom built home overlooking the vast Caribbean. Built in thermal chimneys are a natural way to keep the house cool and the tradewinds at a maximum. Unique indoor gardens compliment the astonishing Caribbean views. We are a 10 minute walk to Cruz Bay, yet just far enough out of town to enjoy peace and quiet. We look forward to making you feel welcome and comfortable and assisting you with all of your vacation wishes! NON-heavy drinkers preferred. Owner's live on property below rental house. Smoking is allowed (outside please). Guest privacy is highly respected. Enjoy your day!!

Owner Description/Comments:: Year Purchased: 2000 - The house was offered to us by the original owners, as we were regular renters. After the passing of my mom in 2002, the decision was made to pack my dad up and move with him to his beloved island and away from New York winters. We love that we can make our home a special get away for others, as it was originally for us.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Serena Gagliotti (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2008
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
December 14, 2014

About Serena Gagliotti

The house was offered to us by the original owners, as we were regular renters. After the passing of my mom in 2002, the decision was made to pack my dad up and move with him to his beloved island and away from New York winters. We love that we can make our home a special get away for others, as it was originally for us.

Serena Gagliotti purchased this villa in 2000

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay nights
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Reviews

5
based on 7 traveler reviews

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Casa Contant- Sunset Views, Tradewinds, Close to Town/Beaches
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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Casa Contant- Sunset Views, Tradewinds, Close to Town/Beaches
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p343265
- (631) 255-5275 (New York, USA)
Cruz Bay St John
5

You won't want to leave!

You won't want to leave!
  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed here for our honeymoon! The place was perfect! The kitchen is very well equipped, as is the rest of the house -no need to bring snorkel gear, beach equipment etc. They have EVERYTHING You need! We often said we had the best of both worlds staying at the house - we never wanted to leave the house and then we never wanted to leave the beach, but each time we left each place, we couldn't wait to return! We quickly fell into a routine where we felt we could enjoy the best of everything; wake up with a view of St. Thomas from the bedroom, breakfast on the deck overlooking St. Thomas, pack a lunch for the beach, head into town for happy hour and heavy appetizers (which was a nice way to save money on dining out but still experiencing the great restaurants since dining in St. John is so expensive) and then head home for sunset and enjoy drinks and dessert with twinkling St. Thomas in the distance. The owners are lovely, and even though they live below, you would never know. Just available when you need them. They even allowed us to ship them a package of food a head of time (in a flat rate box) to save money on non-perishables.
  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
business
Casa Contant- Sunset Views, Tradewinds, Close to Town/Beaches
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p343265
- (631) 255-5275 (New York, USA)
Cruz Bay St John
OK
5

Perfect home for enjoying St. John

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I stayed here for our 20th Anniversary trip in November 2012. The villa location is absolutely perfect for enjoying St. John and Cruz Bay. You are a quarter mile from the nicest grocery on the island, and even closer to the only gas station. This is a huge convenience when you are new to the island, as we were. Proceed down the hill and you are in Cruz Bay. We would go out to eat every evening because it was so quick and convenient. As for the property itself, it is beautiful. Well kept gardens welcome you from the short driveway. The villa is large and perfect for a family or couple. There is an outdoor shower that we loved after returning from the beach each day. The view is incredible and all the pictures are very accurate. The villa has everything you need to enjoy St. John - beach chairs, coolers, and snorkel equipment, etc. Also, it really lets you experience the real St. John; i.e. because there is no A/C, you sleep with the screened windows open, which gives you all the sounds of the wildlife at night. We thought this was great because we don't get this at home. And, several large ceiling fans keep the air moving and as comfortable as possible. The owners live just below and down a bit. They even use a seperate driveway so you really feel to yourselves, with the added bonus that they are right there if you need anything. This is a great place to stay in St. John and we hope to bring our kids back with us some day!
  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Casa Contant- Sunset Views, Tradewinds, Close to Town/Beaches
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p343265
- (631) 255-5275 (New York, USA)
Cruz Bay St John
new york city
5

A Perfect Piece of Paradise!

  • 5 of 5
A perfectly lovely villa, close to town but very secluded and private. The view is absolutley wonderful. I loved the charming pool on the deck and EVERYTHING we needed was available. I will definitely return, it was a perfect home away from home, great price and the only problem was that we had to come back! I cannot wait to return!!!!!!
  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
business
Casa Contant- Sunset Views, Tradewinds, Close to Town/Beaches
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p343265
- (631) 255-5275 (New York, USA)
Cruz Bay St John
Michigan USA
5

Casa Contant Villa BEAUTIFUL!

  • 5 of 5
We have stayed at Casa Contant numerous times. The view is breathtaking and the villa is beautiful. The owners are wonderful. Can't ask for anything better in paradise. Going back soon!!
  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Casa Contant- Sunset Views, Tradewinds, Close to Town/Beaches
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p343265
- (631) 255-5275 (New York, USA)
Cruz Bay St John
Lexington, VA
5

How Do We Love Thee-Let Us Count the Ways!

  • 5 of 5
Our experience of St. John revolves around our stay at Casa Contant. The house is situated at the top of Contant Hill overlooking Pillsbury Sound, St. Thomas and other smaller islands. Trees and lovely gardens surround the house shielding it from other properties and giving a feeling of total privacy. Cruz Bay is conveniently close. If you love to walk, as we do, you can be downtown in minutes. Granted, there is the hill to climb coming back home to Contant, but there are lovely sights all along the way and who says you have to rush? We are 60-ish and love staying somewhere where getting in a vehicle is only an occasional occurrence (eg: when carrying groceries).
St. John is a wonderful island to explore. We love the hikes to remote areas, the swimming at the end of each trail in some quiet bay[Great book at the house describes trails]. Casa Contant is the place we love coming home to at the end of a day of exploring. After the walk up the hill, we rinse off in the outside shower, walk through the cool interior out to the deck, jump in the private little pool and gaze out across Pillsbury Sound.
Casa Contant is cool without air conditioning- one of the favorite aspects of the house for us. There is an air conditioner in the bedroom which we have never used. Who would want to miss all the wonderful fresh breezes off the water? It is a house of elegant design built before the term “green” came in to vogue. The island breezes pass through the house from its many windows and doors before exiting through louvers in its high octagonal ceilings. Multiple ceiling fans aid in the cooling effect.
Casa Contant, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways:
1. Breakfast on the deck in the cool of the morning
2. Dinner on the deck watching the sunset. Later, watch the brightest moon you’ve ever seen set behind St. Thomas- an amazingly beautiful sight.
3. The pool on the deck (good for starlit dips!).
4. The “garden” bathroom with its full length screen wall at the shower end; beautiful view combined with total privacy!
5. The landlords, John (a.k.a Poppie) and daughter Serena live right downstairs. They are there if you need help or want some tips on places to go or things to do. They are wonderful people but never intrusive.

We keep returning to St. John, this precious jewel of an island and to Casa Contant, the lovely house on the hill.
  • Submitted: May 24, 2010
  • Stayed: Apr 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Casa Contant- Sunset Views, Tradewinds, Close to Town/Beaches
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p343265
- (631) 255-5275 (New York, USA)
Cruz Bay St John
Michigan USA
5

Breathtaking view and a Beautiful Villa!

  • 5 of 5
We love Casa Contant and have stayed there numerous times. Many mornings and evenings we have spent on the porch admiring the gorgeous view while cooking out or taking a dip in the pool. The villa is beautifully decorated and very roomy with that Caribbean feel. Love the layout of the villa with a view from every room. The bathroom is unique because there is an indoor "garden" one walks through to get to the shower. The owners make the stay even better by their friendly manner and helpfulness. We will return again and again. There is no place like it. Thank you so much!!! :)
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2010
  • Stayed: Jan 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway

Map

Car: recommended

Cruz Bay, USVI - St. John, Caribbean (.75 miles to Cruz Bay).

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Parasailing, Wildlife Viewing, Rock Climbing, Basketball Court, Miniature Golf

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Rates & Availability

Cruz Bay Villa Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%

Notes

  • $1700-$2800/wk US Dollars
  • In season Nov 16- May 14 .. $2300/week 2 people .. $2800/week 4 people.;
    Off season May 15- Nov 15 ... $1700/week 2 people .. $2100/week 4 people.;
    Nightly rates less than 7 nights: In season $375/night 2 people..$475/night 4 ppl;
    Off season $325/night 2 people..$425/night 4 people.;
    6 night minimum. Rates do not include the 10% USVI Hotel Tax, which is due with final payment.;
    50% deposit is due within 2 weeks of booking and the balance plus tax, 30 days prior to arrival. Owner lives on property below rental house. Smoking allowed (outside please) Guest privacy is HIGHLY respected.
  • Dates Available: November thru Mid-August
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Amenities

Cruz Bay Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
    Full 2 - toilet
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • duty free shops
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Not Suitable for Children. Smoking allowed (outside please). NON-heavy drinkers preferred. Pets not allowed but there are 3 'bush' cats that live on property. They are harmless and can be shooed away easily. The pool is a 'dipping' pool. It ranges from 4-6' deep. Additional photos are available upon request.

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