Cruz Bay House Rental Photos and Description
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Loft, Sleeps 6
Island Living is the private home of St. John Artist/Photographer Constance Wallace, who is taking time away from the island to travel.
Island Living is located off the South Shore Road, about a mile from the town of Cruz Bay, near The Westin Resort. The home overlooks Cruz Bay, Pillsbury Sound & St. Thomas. It shares a quiet, private road with 2 other homes. It's possible to walk down to town BUT the roads are VERY steep and narrow & walking back UP is difficult. While you'll be able to get a taxi to bring you home, it's best to arrange in advance when you want to have one pick you up at the house. For the most enjoyable vacation, we recommend you rent a vehicle.
The Great Room is at the center of the house. It includes the kitchen, dining bar & living room. The two Bedrooms are mirror images of each other, one on each side of the Great Room. A large, outdoor, covered deck spans the Great Room & both Bedrooms, facing the view. That entire side of the house has sliding glass doors and screens. Every room is airy & has high ceilings with tropical fans.
Each Queen Bedroom has its own 10,000 BTU A/C, full bath with shower & tub & a separate loft area for additional sleeping with Full bed.
Island Living has been well cared for and well maintained. The attention of an enthusiastic owner in residence is obvious both inside & out. The property around the home contains pebbled pathways that wind gracefully through the native gardens and natural volcanic rock features.
The main part of the home was designed & built using Cypress & other local hardwoods in 1980 by a local builder who had an idea that was original at the time?that some visitors to the island might like to rent a house for their stay. Then, the primary choices of accommodations for visitors to St. John were either the luxury of Caneel Bay or the adventure of camping at Cinnamon Bay or Maho Bay. Constance Wallace purchased Island Living from him in 1985 and began living there. In 1991, she added a separate apartment below that she used as an office, studio & gallery. That part of the house is occupied year round by another St. John artist. The main (upper) part of the home is available & described here.
Well-behaved PETS are welcome.
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- unsuitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Constance Wallace
St. John is the best place on earth and has been my primary home since 1980. Now it's time to do a bit of traveling with my dogs. St. John will always be Home to me.
My team on the island will take good care of you while you're there & I'm away.
Constance Wallace purchased this house in 1985
Guestbook comments from the owner
Dennis and I wanted to let you know that we had a wonderful time at Island Living. It could not have been more perfect. Lovely home, lovely views, and even lovelier people living below. Michael and Claudia are sweet, sweet people. We feel lucky to have met them and lucky to have found your lovely home. We spent many relaxing hours on the deck taking in the wonderful views. Perfect place to unwind...just what we needed on this vacation. Our stay was during a full moon, on the full moon night we woke up to catch it setting over St. Thomas...just beautiful! We miss being there already and hope to return soon!