With banana, mango, papaya, pinapple, passion and bread fruit, avocado and lemon trees surrounding the house, we decided to name it "Los Frutales," Spanish for "The Fruit Trees."
The house and pool are perched on a dramatic hillside overlooking an expanse of government protected forests and the world famous Bioluminescent Bays. Beyond is a breathtaking, panoramic view of the Caribbean with St. Croix on the horizon, some 45 miles in the distance.
We are located minutes from the spectacular and unpopulated beaches of the southern shore: Media Luna, Blue Beach, Sun Bay, Red Beach and Navio Beach where "Lord of the Flies" was filmed in the 1960's.
The two level, three-bedroom house is set on a little over one acre. It features two completely separate living areas: Upstairs has two bedrooms - a master bedroom with a queen, and a guest room with two twins. It has a bath, fully equipped kitchen, living room, dining area and screened-in porch.
The roof has been recently converted to deck for sunning and dining.
The downstairs living room has DirectTV and DVD. The bedroom has a queen. An adjacent, semi-private bedroom has a twin. There is an additional twin in the living room. The unit has a full bath and kitchen.
The outdoor dining area is set in our courtyard garden of bougainvillea and palms.
The view from the pool is thrilling. Sitting on the deck in zero gravity chaise lounge chairs with a cold drink in hand, we are stunned by the spectacular view of the forests and sea - the sun and moon and stars.
The house has refreshing cross ventilation from the prevailing trade winds. The bedrooms are air conditioned for cool sleeping on hot nights.
For those of us who need to stay connected to the world, there is a super fast broadband Wi-Fi network along with an Ethernet connection.
Our house manager meets visitors at the airport, helps with car rental arrangements, gives an introduction to the island and can provide deliveries of all sorts of provisions, gourmet foods, spirits and wines.
Other amenities include a Denon-powered, three-zone Bose speaker sound system with iPod dock, 5.8 GHz phone system, linens, towels, beach chairs & umbrella, outdoor gas grill and a laundry room with both washer and dryer.
Activities nearby the house include swimming, sailing, Ecotours, snorkeling, biking, sea kayaking, hiking, nature walks, bird watching, fine and casual dining and excursions to bars reminiscent of Hemingway’s Havana of the 40’s.
No children under 8, please and maximum number of guests is 7. And no smoking, please.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency () unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.