HAIKU IS PRIVATE RETREAT ON ACRE OF LAND OVERLOOKING TWO BAYS

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
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HAIKU IS PRIVATE RETREAT ON ACRE OF LAND OVERLOOKING TWO BAYS

Chocolate Hole Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 6

We fell in love with St. John almost 50 years ago after a long stretch of years visiting Caneel Bay. The natural beauty of the island with its mountains, beaches, woodlands, and trails attracted us and motivated us to bring our four children to the island. They, too, fell in love with St. John, the diversity of the environment, the coral reefs and white sand beaches, the people, excellent restaurants, and Caribbean shopping. Their enthusiasm encouraged us to purchase HAIKU, the first architect-designed house (by Daniel Sullivan) on the island. Entry is through a garden gate beyond which is a covered, open air living/dining room pavilion adjoining a tiled patio and swimming pool that captures the enticing vista of the turquoise sea. It feels like a tropical paradise when one walks through the gate to see the vista across Chocolate Hole Bay, capturing the natural beauty and romance of the island. Haiku is architecturally designed in West Indian style influenced by the Danish plantation great-houses. Built on one floor at ground level – there are no cliffs, railings, decks, or stairs - it is safe for children and is wheelchair accessible. Relax by the pool or in the hot tub, enjoy the views of the bays, the ships sailing by, and the hummingbirds and bananaquits that are attracted to the sugar feeder kept filled by our guests. The two bedrooms with bath are air-conditioned and separated by the living/dining room, allowing for privacy for two couples. A third bedroom is adjacent to the Master suite and perfect for another couple or children. The 3 bedrooms and living/dining room are outfitted with ceiling fans.The kitchen is fully equipped with a four-burner stove, oven, microwave, toaster, blender for cocktails, refrigerator, and plenty of cupboard and counter space. China, glasses, silverware, cooking vessels, and utensils are provided as well as place mats, dish towels, gas barbeque grill, and other amenities to make cooking easy and fun. Water is provided through filtered cisterns. A washing machine, dryer, and clothesline are located behind the kitchen.

Keywords: Capturing the natural beauty and romance of the island, Haiku is architecturally designed in West Indian style influenced by the Danish plantation great-houses.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets not allowed
Owner
Advertiser since 2011
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About The Owner

One owner is a retired manufacturer of decorative accessories for the home and the other is involved in a regional, not-for-profit program that works with government, businesses, and other non-profit organizations to build sustainable communities that improve the quality of life for all citizens.

The Owner purchased this villa in 1973

Why The Owner chose Chocolate Hole

We love the island of St. John for its natural beauty, slow pace, upbeat and friendly islanders, gorgeous beaches, colorful coral reefs, hiking trails, and Caribbean shopping.

What makes this villa unique

Haiku has wonderful views. When one looks outward, everywhere you look is another beautiful vista both close by and in the distance, yet privacy is maintained. The unique architectural style of Haiku allows cooling trade winds to flow through the rooms. You become one with nature and the environment.

Guestbook comments from the owner

..."We are having a marvelous time. You have been very responsive, as always, to our requests. The kids and grand kids always look forward to coming. The little guys alternate the pool and the hot tub for half the day......"
Dec 2012
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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
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Reviews

4.3
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Haiku is Private Retreat on Acre of Land Overlooking Two Bays
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 3 reviews
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Chocolate Hole St John
Manhasset, NY
5

Heaven in St. John: Haiku

  • 5 of 5
Just a brief email to thank you for renting your house to us from 2/25-3/3. My family and I had the best time. Our 10 month old granddaughter began crawling there, and our grandson went snorkeling everyday at Hawksnest. The graciousness of everyone on St. John was fantastic from Carefree to the locals. And the house was magnificent. We just loved it. Actually, I would not go to sleep until I had seen the stars at 2AM. Unbelievable. The aquamarine water, just everything. Superb! How lovely to have a cup of coffee poolside in the AM and to just sit and read and unwind.
  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Chocolate Hole St John
Washington, DC
5

Beautiful and comfortable nature's retreat

Beautiful and comfortable nature's retreat
  • 5 of 5
We couldn't be more pleased with our stay at Haiku on St. John. We go to St. John to enjoy its natural beauty, warm and turquoise-bright waters, slow pace and friendly environment. Haiku to us was a microcosm of St. John: it's a beautiful house, with comfortable bedrooms and baths, and an open concept living/dining room that is literally open to the outside. You dine and lounge while watching all that nature holds, the beautiful foliage, water view, sunsets, and enjoy a pool and hot tub that seems to be right inside the house! There is a nicely furnished kitchen, and televisions and air conditioning, but it's the closeness to nature that is what this house is all about. You will see geckos, and an occasional iguana too! This house is not a sterile, cookie-cutter hotel room, but a unique nature lover's paradise. We loved how close the house is to town (5 minutes) and to the Westin Hotel just down the hill for some easy dining and amenities. We loved Haiku and look forward to returning there again!
  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Chocolate Hole St John
North of Boston
3

More of a cottage than a villa

  • 3 of 5
Let me preface this by saying that we have only stayed in some of the newer properties in Chocolate Hole our past five trips to St. John. Haiku was mentioned to be one of the "original" villas in the area- and we would agree- it seemed to be that way. The open air great room was very cool- great stone work & the feeling of living outside while sitting on the couch, watching tv, etc. The patio/ pool were in good condition and the grounds were flat and safe for young children. What disappointed us about this home was the dated and tired condition of the interior rooms. I don't think it had a good cleaning in a long time. The paint is dull and chipping, there were dozens of dead bugs in the clear bathroom light fixtures, linens were so thin from being old they had holes, couldn't tell which towels were clean, cobwebs/dust/ bugs on the bedskirts, hot tub was falling apart, etc. Some elements were almost cabin-like. Bottom line, the place was tired. You get what you pay for, the price was right, but if you think you're going to get an updated villa, you'll be disappointed.
  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you to our recent tenant Joanna who noted a few items that could make HAIKU better for all tenants. These suggestions have been noted and we have undertaken a course of action to incorporate her ideas. We are happy that she also noted many things she liked about HAIKU including bringing the outdoors into the living spaces. It is an unusual experience to live in an open style house typical of the plantation days and proud that we are a 3-5 star home. Owner, Alex

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Chocolate Hole Villa Rental Rates

Notes

  • $1890 to $3675 per week
  • US Dollars
  • IN SEASON (1/2/14 - 4/11/14) based on # guests
  • $2520 - $3675 per week
  • OFF SEASON (4/12/13 - 12/19/13) based on # guests
  • $1890 - $2700 per week
  • Thanksgiving Week (11/22-29/14) $2700
  • Christmas or New Year's Week (12/19/14 - 1/2/15) $4900

Amenities

Amenities

Chocolate Hole Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Catering Available
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size bed (1), Twin or Single Beds (4) that can convert to King size (2), Pack-N-Play (1).
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • shopping
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • surfing
  • jet skiing
  • basketball court
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • tennis
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • fishing
Notes:
Fans in all main rooms, wheelchair accessible, child friendly, ocean views of St. Thomas and St. Croix, Westin Hotel & Resort nearby.

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