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Grandview: Perched 150 Feet Above Westin Resort in Choc Hole Quiet Neighborhood

Mark Shekleton, Seaview Homes. Inc.

Member since: 2001
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Mark Shekleton, Seaview Homes. Inc.

Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
March 25, 2015
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Grandview: Perched 150 Feet Above Westin Resort in Choc Hole Quiet Neighborhood

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

Chocolate Hole House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom w/Queen Bed in Loft, 3 Bath Home w/ Gorgeous Water & Boat View

True to its name, Grandview offers from it's New Pool and Decks fabulous water views looking west toward the picture perfect Great Cruz Bay, the neighboring islands of St. James and St. Thomas and the glistening, blue waters of the Caribbean. Grandview is a casually inviting St. John vacation home that is constructed of exotic island cyprus hardwoods along with native stone and oozes with charm! It is located in a quiet but convenient neighborhood and has steps from the back yard to Great Cruz Bay Road, which allows quick access by public road to the Westin Resort beach as well as a running route named as one of most desirable and scenic by Runner's Magazine. There is vehicle traffic on the road to be aware of that moves in the opposite direction from the States!

The home offers 3 A/C bedrooms plus a queen sleeping loft in addition to the 3rd bedroom, and 3 full baths, one being a newly built Euro Bath w/shower that is en suite to the newly built 3rd bedroom. Two showers are open air but fully enclosed and private. There is a fully equipped kitchen with a new ice machine, juicer, gas stove and a gas grill on the deck. There is also 2 seating areas facing the ocean with WiFI Internet, Cable TV, DVD and a Bose i-Pod player. The great room has high ceilings and ceiling fans with new track lighting and feels wonderfully open and airy! There are slider doors on the front and back of the house to maximize usage of the gentle trade wind breezes and enjoy the wonderful feel of being so close to Great Cruz Bay from the Bay side!. There is also a new outdoor laundry allowing one not to miss a moment of the awesome views even while performing the daily, mundane chore of doing laundry!

A 4 ft. deck with new stainless steel wire guard railing wraps around 3 sides of the house allowing for optimal ocean viewing while sitting on the deck visiting or relaxing! There is also a NEW 18'x20' private wood deck leading to the New Saltwater Pool! Beside the pool is an Italian marble slab dining table and 8 new comfy dining chairs for comfortable eating and conversation (indoor dining set as well). there is a new covered roof over the deck beside the pool to offer shaded area over the dining and conversation space, There is also a sunning deck at the end of the pool to allow you to enjoy ocean views toward St. thomas ! .A NEW 8'x14' coral stone tile deck off the new bedroom allows for separate privacy, morning coffee, a glass of nightly wine and enjoying the gentle trade winds! Grandview offers abundant privacy and a wonderful opportunity to unwind. The 2 king bedrooms offer amazing ocean views and fabulous sunsets with the comfort of Sleep Number Beds further offering the chance for a restful vacation!

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mark Shekleton, Seaview Homes. Inc. (Property Manager)
Member since: 2001
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
March 25, 2015

About Mark Shekleton, Seaview Homes. Inc.

Our family of 6 from Winston-Salem, NC first visited St. John in March 2005 and fell in love with God's creation of the beautiful Caribbean Sea, wonderful warm weather, and the fact that most of the island is preserved as national forest. We so enjoy the sounds of the tree lizards and iguanas at night and the ability to snorkel, scuba dive, paddle board, or rent a boat during the day at the beach just down from the house. We have experienced owning a 2nd home at Bald Head Island, NC since 1994 and enjoy island life so much but sought a warmer winter climate. We began looking for a St John property in 2012 that could accommodate our family during times we could escape to the island with the goal of taking our experience of building and renovating at Bald Head Island to an additional adventure on St. John. We are extremely blessed to have such an opportunity and are excited to offer what we feel is a uniquely located, cozy home to others who may appreciate it as much as our family!

Mark Shekleton, Seaview Homes. Inc. purchased this house in 2013

Why Mark Shekleton, Seaview Homes. Inc. chose Chocolate Hole

The location is very convenient to town where the dining is world class and the shopping is fun! We also love the friendly and quiet feel of the neighborhood, yet the closeness to the Westin where we can go pay to use the fitness facility and spa, or just go enjoy the restaurant, beach, and other offered activities thru the resort such as day snorkel trips to other nearby islands or even daily boat rental.

What makes this house unique

Pool that Overlooks Bay, Location, Sunset View, Close Drive to Town, Close Drive to North Shore Beaches, Closeness to Westin Resort and a Convenient Circle Drive to Park Your Car at the House! We love sitting on the wrap around porch and new pool deck in the evening watching the awesome sunsets and ensuing twilight as it approaches! Eventually you are gazing at the stars and the distant lights of St. Thomas! You can enjoy lounging in the pool as you enjoy the close of the day!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Reviews

4.9
based on 13 traveler reviews

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Grandview: Perched 150 Feet Above Westin Resort in Choc Hole Quiet Neighborhood
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews
Clemmons, NC
5

Big Mac

  • 5 of 5

We were lucky enough to be invited on a group adventure to St. John and to this great house. Once we explored the island, we realized how fortunate we were to have a house that was close enough to town to make it easy to zip to the grocery store and yet tucked back away into a quiet neighborhood to eliminate noise from traffic. We actually "walked to town" one morning-the skinny roads and rain added to the challenge!

The house is perfectly up-fitted with all the comforts of home-including a coffee grinder and ice machine! The deck overlooking Chocolate Bay is definitely a plus...every morning was spent drinking coffee and reading while overlooking the beautiful view. We enjoyed spotting the wildlife....iguanas, deer and a variety of birds. Our days were spent exploring all the beautiful beach spots, the yummy dinner options and hiking the island trails in the national park area.

We look forward to returning to St. John, Chocolate Hole and to this house in the near future!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Came again, brought friends!!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a good stay last year we had 2 other couples want to come with us this year. We love the new pool and deck. We saw deer in the yard along with lots of Iguanas in the bushes. We enjoyed the deck/pool view each morning and evening. This is a great house, very convenient to the grocery stores, Cruz Bay and the roads around the island to the beaches. We love staying here and look forward to getting back soon. Thanks again.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Winston Salem, NC
5

Best family vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5

To celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary and our 60th birthdays, my husband and I took our two children, their spouses and our two grandchildren to this beautiful location. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect house! The layout of the house was terrific. We all had our own bedrooms plus a great family space for meals and lounging. It was an inviting place that felt like home! The view from the deck was amazing. The outdoor showers were fantastic! The beds were comfortable. I especially loved the soft, luxurious sheets! Our grandson loved his bed in the loft. We loved how close it was to walk down to the ocean at Cruz Bay. I hear the pool is now completed so we need to go back to check it out! We ate most of our meals at the house. We took our own snorkeling gear. We ventured to a different beach every day. Loved the beaches!!!! We took bug spray which we needed some for mosquitos. A car rental is a must. The only bad thing was having to leave at the end of the week!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Kevin and Beth! We are so glad you guys had such a wonderful time and look forward to you all returning to enjoy the new pool and covered deck. It is awesome to hear that your whole family enjoyed the villa, beaches and island! Craig and janie
Greensboro, NC
5

The perfect place for our family

  • 5 of 5

The view over the bay looking out toward St. Thomas is as good as it gets on the island, whether enjoying a morning cup of coffee on the front deck or a late day swim in the new pool. This was the perfect place for my wife and I, our two adult children, and their spouses.

The home is open, airy, and well-appointed/equipped. Among the amenities we enjoyed were the large ceiling fans in each room (we rarely used the AC), the huge sliding glass doors with screens that allow the breezes to blow through, the large ice maker for filling up coolers for outings, the filtered water system (no need for store-bought water unless that's your preference), the outdoor eating area and stone table seating 8, and of course the new pool that is larger than it seems on the website and deep.

The location is great. Just walk down the private pathway to a flat road below that allows easy access to the Westin facilities. The traffic on that road was light -- we walked a lot and saw plenty of other walkers/joggers. We went on day treks to the beaches or to go hiking or boating, but we found ourselves wanting to return early to enjoy the view, cocktails and great family times at this very special, private villa. I'm not sure how it could be any nicer or more comfortable. We can't recommend it highly enough.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Estes Park, Colorado
5

As Good As It Gets

  • 5 of 5

The Grandview on St. John is a magical home base for snorkeling, sailing, lounging in the saltwater pool or just unwinding to the gentle breezes on the deck with a glass of wine as you soak in a beautiful sunset. It is here that the Grandview lives up to it’s name, a quiet neighborhood looking down on the twinkling harbor of sailboats with west facing island views all the way to St. Thomas - incredible.

The home is well laid out with a spacious great room for gatherings, but private bedrooms on either side for optimal sleeping. Air conditioning and sleep number beds make for a peaceful nights recovery from the day’s activities. There is also a flat unpaved entry road away from traffic for morning exercise walks, a rarity on this hilly island. The Owners stopped by to make sure all was in order for our stay and even took us to dinner at one of their secret spots, the Water Front Bistro; delicious.

The highlight of our trip was a visit with the staff of the archeological museum at Cinnamon Bay to learn about the rich history of the Taino Culture of the Caribbean. There are many magical adventures to be found on St. John, far too many for one visit, so we will definitely be back at the Grandview. And as a writer, I may just have discovered the location for my next award wining mystery novel…

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great to visit with you guys as always! So glad Grandview was a peaceful escape from the cold weather! The pool heater install is this week so your next trip will be even more comfortable! Looking forward to your next visit to Grandview, Craig and Janie Miller
5

This home has it all!

  • 5 of 5

Spectacular view, peaceful neighborhood, walk to the beach, lovely pool, comfortable island-style living! We had a party of 5 adults and found Grand View had everything we wanted and plenty of room to spread out. With a variety of seating areas indoors and out, even a party of 8 will find this home spacious. You can't beat sitting on the front deck and watching beautiful Cruz Bay just below you. It was easy to get to nearby stores and restaurants, as well as the beaches. We especially enjoyed shopping at Mongoose Junction, snorkeling at Maho Bay Beach and visiting the archeological museum at Cinnamon Bay. We also took an evening sail on the beautiful Kekoa catamaran. We have rented vacation homes all over the US and this is one of our favorites. We will be back. Don't hesitate!

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jill, So glad your party of 5 had a great stay at Grandview! We hope you will return soon to enjoy the property! Janie and Craig Miller

Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Charlotte Amalie
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Westin Resort Beach Cafe and Bar
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
St. Thomas
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Westin Resort
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Great Cruz Bay
Car: necessary

Grandview, with it's New Saltwater Pool and Covered Deck beside the pool sits 150 ft above Great Cruz Bay looking West. The Westin Hotel resort is a short walk or drive from Grandview! St. John Market is less than a mile away for fresh groceries! Beware that the walk is on a road with vehicular traffic!

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Rates & Availability

From $329 Per night

Chocolate Hole House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
In Season-2 Persons
Feb 23 2015 - Apr 13 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $21 per night, per additional guest
 
Off Season-2 Persons
Apr 14 2015 - Dec 18 2015
4 night minimum stay
$2,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Year's Holiday
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
$5,275
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes 3-4 Persons: $3100, 5-6 Persons:$3450, 7-8 Persons: $3650-In Season Rates For >2 People

3-4 Persons: $2550, 5-6 Persons $2800, 7-8 Persons:$3150-Off Season Rates For >2 People
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Amenities

Chocolate Hole House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 Master - toilet , shower , Private enclosed outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Private enclosed outdoor shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , New Euro Bath with shower added October 2013
  • The 3rd bathroom is new and en suite. It is a self contained room with Grohe hand shower, toilet, and sink. The other 2 showers are outside the bathrooms and are enclosed but open air - totally private .
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Sleep Number King Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Sleep Number King Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , Queen Bed w/En Suite Euro Bath plus Queen Bed in Loft
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The town of Cruz Bay with it's Restaurants and shops is a 6-7 minute drive from Grandview and the Westin Resort is a short stroll from the back yard by way of road with vehicular traffic.Beware that the road is a routinely used road for local traffic and that traffic moves in the opposite direction of traffic in the states!

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