Location. Oleander Villa is located in beautiful Klein Bay, which is a small neighborhood of luxury homes on St John’s Caribbean coast. As of 2012, only about half of the lots in Klein Bay have been developed, which allows this area to retain much of the unique beauty, privacy and peacefulness that that are the essence of St. John. Ditleff Point is the peninsula that curves south into the Caribbean to form Klein Bay. It is beautiful from Oleander anytime of the day and especially at night when the moonlight casts a peaceful silhouette. The low hills of Ditleff soften the trade winds to insure gentle breezes and tranquil, crystal clear waters.
Oleander has access to two beaches which provide swimming, snorkeling and kayaking among reefs dotted with brightly colored fish, coral, sea fans, turtles and other sea life. A short swim or snorkel takes you to the white sand beach on Ditleff Point, starting from the quiet pebble beach at Klein Bay, which is a walk just 5 minutes or less from Oleander.
Design. This is a 3 bedroom, 3 bath villa. Recent updates include hurricane sliding doors, new appliances, beds, curtains, outdoor furniture and much more. It is well kept and a very well equipped villa. Oleander is a two level design with a master bedroom, living room and open kitchen on the lower level with the pool. Parking is on the upper level and a walk down the stairs takes you directly to the pool and sundeck, located in the middle of the villa. There is a king bedroom on the upper level as you enter the villa and the third king is in the main house also on the upper level at the top of the stairs. There is a full bathroom in the main house and each of the other two bedrooms, two of which are garden showers. There are covered decks off the dining room and off both master bedrooms, and a sundeck wrapping around the pool. Oleander faces south east and the pool and sundeck are blessed with sun in all the right places all day long.
Living/Dining. The living room is casual and island elegant, with its beamed cathedral ceiling, arched windows, ceiling fans and Terra Cotta tiled floors. It is the essence of tropical relaxation. The rattan furniture includes one couch, love seat & chair with ottoman, coffee and end tables with lamps. The walls have nice Caribbean artwork, and other accessories. For your entertainment there is a cable TV/DVD, a stereo with CD and I Pod functions. A breakfront contains books, games, and puzzles for your entertainment.
The formal dining area off the kitchen contains a glass topped rattan table with seating for 6-8, and a wicker bar for storing and preparing those fabled tropical drinks. The interior dining area opens through screened sliding doors to a covered dining deck with a magnificent view, a gas BBQ grill, and deck furniture with table and seating for 4. On the pool deck a third dining area has a table and seating for 4.
Kitchen. The kitchen is equipped for preparing everything from snacks to seven course meals with a slide in gas stove and oven, a built-in microwave, refrigerator/freezer, large sink with garbage disposal, dishwasher, toaster, blender, coffeemaker, a printer and a phone with an in house intercom. Supplied with a complete assortment of cooking utensils, kitchen implements, Fiestaware dishes, wine and drink glasses, linens and towels you are sure to feel at home. The washer and dryer are located in a utility closet off of the pool deck.
Bedrooms. Oleander has two air-conditioned master bedrooms with Terra Cotta tiled floors. They include the king bed, nightstands, dresser, desk, chairs and cable TV with DVD players. There are two lamps for reading, a decorative comforter with curtains and sheers along with a walk in closet and luggage racks. Each has a garden shower with enough ocean view to still give you privacy. Screened sliding doors open to a private deck and a view of the shimmering turquoise waters. There is a safe for valuables and an ironing board and iron for your convenience. The tiled loft bedroom in the main house has a king bed, nightstand, lamps, dresser with mirror, a large closet, ceiling fan and luggage racks. There is a decorative comforter and curtains to frame the arched windows that provide a great view of the ocean and Ditleff Point. This bedroom also has a full bath with tiled floors.
Oleander was built in 1991 by the original developer of Klein Bay. As developers often do, this developer kept the choicest lot for himself. This became Oleander Villa. Jump ahead to now and it’s still obvious that the location and design chosen for Oleander was an excellent and well-considered choice. Oleander has been kept up well, and the Villa has all the amenities you need to have a great time on your vacation. This villa offers quiet relaxation, picturesque views, and moderate privacy in an intimate setting of exclusive, 2-5 million dollar vacation homes. Oleander’s best features include:
•Easy access to calm, sparkling clear waters that offer enjoyable swimming, snorkeling and kayaking;
•The soothing background music of gentle surf breaking on the beach below you;
•A bright yellow sun by day and shimmering white moon by night with the sounds of nature all around;
•Two air conditioned master bedrooms with king beds and private decks and king loft with the convenience of the main house;
•Colorful ever-blooming bougainvillea and oleander flowers and well kept landscaping that envelopes the house;
•Stylish touches such as a custom tiled pool, arched windows, tasteful artwork, and all at a very competitive price;
•For 1-2 families, honeymooners, and all who desire a lovely 2-3 bedroom home in a beautiful waterfront setting, Oleander has been a consistent guest favorite and is sure to please.
A family of four who enjoy travel.
Owner/Manager purchased this villa in 2003
Oleander Villa is in a beautiful quiet location with fantastic views and a great island feel. It is 'island paradise' for us.
Oleander has the great views you imagine on a tropical island. It is in a quiet and convenient location with the beach and the sound of waves from below and the town of Cruz Bay with its it's shopping and restaurants only about ten minutes away.
What a relief it was to arrive and find this lovely and beautifully designed villa better than the pictures! We loved the separate sleeping layout, the open and well supplied kitchen, dining on deck at sunset, listening to music on the Bose speakers, great lighting, outdoor showers. The kids loved walking to the beach-a real bonus feature. Pool is small and a table umbrella would be nice addition. Many thoughtful details made the place feel like home! Well located near town, private and quiet setting. While the kids hiked we played tennis at the Westin. Staff was professional and caring. We're ready to book for next year!
We wanted to express our delight with our stay at the Oleander at St John! Your company made it very easy for us to book both the Villa and the Jeep. Everything went smoothly with the reminders we got as our trip approached. Luciah was charming and we were impressed that she had the Jeep ready and waiting as we got off the ferry. The Oleander was PERFECT for our needs and we hated to leave! Klein Bay was absolutely beautiful...we felt like it was our own private beach. That was one of the main reasons we chose the Oleander...the quick access to the water and being in a quiet area. We enjoyed all the trails we hiked, all the pristine beaches we visited, and the wonderful snorkeling! We are hoping to return soon to repeat this most lovely vacation. Thank you!!
Loved the villa! Wonderful setup. Outdoor showers were great and looking up at the stars was amazing. We'll miss it there! Weather was perfect and we snorkeled a bunch below the villa in Klein Bay, Solomon Bay, Maho, and Trunk Bay. We got to see giant hermit crabs, an iguana, LOTS of fish, a stingray, and even two nurse sharks! The view into Klein Bay from Oleander is one our family will never forget! The villa was very well maintained, clean, and the renal company was a breeze to work with. Other than a sunburn or two, no complaints at all! Ha! We can't wait to come back!