Chocolate Hole Villa Rental Photos and Description
4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, Oversized Pool, Private & Quiet, Great Views (Sleeps 8)
Jazz Villa sits on a quiet hillside in Chocolate Hole on the west end of St. John. Our house faces south and west and provides beautiful 180-degree views that include St. Croix, Hart Bay, Chocolate Hole Harbor, St Thomas, romantic Caribbean sunsets, and the twinkling lights of distant islands at night. The oversized lot that surrounds Jazz is filled with colorful and mature tropical landscaping and the villas overall atmosphere is peaceful and serene. This location also provides enough privacy for discreet clothing optional sun bathing and the south facing pool and deck get sun from 9 am to sunset. Although you feel quite removed from civilization, the delicious restaurants and lively bars of Cruz Bay are an easy 7-10 minute drive, and the beach bar and restaurants at the Westin Resort are less than a 5-minute drive.
Jazz Villa is a home where the pool is the center of the design. The oversized pool measures 40 x 18-feet, which makes it one of the islands largest and it bakes in the sun and stays warm and welcoming throughout the year. The very functional and popular design of Jazz accents space and privacy. The main entrance is on the upper level and you enter into the great room which houses the living, dining and kitchen areas. The two upper level bedrooms are on both ends of the great room. The pool is on the south side of the great room and the huge surrounding sundeck runs the length of the house. Two sets of stairs (1 interior, 1 exterior) lead to the two master bedroom/baths and patios on the lower level.
The 4 large, air conditioned bedrooms (2 kings, 2 queens) are located on opposite ends of the villa on both levels to insure maximum privacy. All bedrooms open through screened sliding glass doors to the pool deck (upper) or private patios (lower). All bedrooms have private tiled baths. The lower left bedroom is accessed by interior stairs, while the lower right is served by exterior stairs
The wicker furniture in the living area is both comfortable and attractive. Vaulted ceilings, tiled floors and a handsome stonewall add to the tropical environment, while oversized sliding glass doors merge the tiled pool deck and interior living areas. Cable color TV/DVD, a stereo/CD and Wi-Fi internet are provided. The interior dining table seats 6-8 and there is also a dining table seating 6 on the pool deck. The remodeled kitchen is separated from the living room by a bar and island. The kitchen has tiled countertops and mahogany cabinets and is well equipped with a gas stove and oven, refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, toaster and coffee maker along with complete cookware and dinnerware. A gas barbecue grill is on the deck along with a private shower and the washer/dryer is on the lower level. Beach chairs, all linens and towels and telephones are provided.
- children welcome
About Owner / Property Manager
We’re from Colorado and we’re a musical couple, thus the name Jazz Villa. Jazz (the music) is both a calling and a career, and it has taken us on many foreign journeys, so very far from our home on St. John. Because we travel so much we are not able to use Jazz as often as we would like. The less we use Jazz the more we dream about being in the pool on a perfect Caribbean day, or on the deck on a balmy, star filled Caribbean night. Jazz and St. John are special places we call home, where we dream about coming back year after year, and where we feel happy and relaxed when we’re finally home, once again. It’s just too enjoyable a house to sit empty when we’re a world removed from St. John. If we can’t enjoy that warm Caribbean sunshine and the beautiful views, then at least our guests can share our piece of paradise. Our loss is your gain, so please enjoy.
Owner / Property Manager purchased this villa in 2001
Why Owner / Property Manager chose Chocolate Hole
We were attracted to this location in Chocolate Hole because it offers sweeping views of St. John harbors, distant islands, the Caribbean Sea and colorful sunsets. Whether you’re on the deck or in the house, the view is always right in front of you, and it a great one with palm trees, green hills and blue, blue water and skies. Another appealing feature that inked this deal for us was the extra land. Jazz sits in the middle of an oversized lot, which surrounds us with a flourishing border of colorful vegetation, just like in the photo. The king sized lot also gives us the privacy and that we greatly value and insures that no one can crowd our wonderful piece of paradise. We’re actually private enough for even shy people to get the fashionable “no tan lines” full body tan. We also wanted a cheerful home that gets lots of light in the interior, and also lots of sunlight on the pool and deck. Because we have walls of glass and because the house faces south, we got both. The last feature of this setting in Chocolate Hole that we’ve come to really love is the convenience of this location. Cruz Bay is such a fun place to visit, whether it’s for shopping, dinning, people watching, or a night on the town, Cruz Bay is a fascinating Caribbean village and fortunately it’s a quick and easy 6-10 minute drive.
What makes this villa unique
One of the things that distinguishes Jazz from other St John homes is the pool, which at 720 sq./ft. is one of the largest pools you’ll find on St. John. We’re healthy living types who enjoy regular exercise and the 40-foot length of the pool allows us to get a great aerobic workout without leaving home. It’s not just the size, it’s also the way the pool is integrated into the villa; the pool is really an extension of the living room. Families who have stayed at Jazz frequently have told us that the pool was a real blessing because it’s easily visible from the living, dining and kitchen areas, so the kids can safely spend lots of playtime in the pool. Kids and a large Caribbean pool are like bankers and money, they’re inseparable, so that by 7pm the kids are totally played out and exhausted, and they go down easy and early and allow the adults to enjoy a lovely Caribbean evening to themselves. Apparently, having a big inviting pool just outside your living room is sort of like bringing a babysitter with you. The other feature that has made Jazz popular is the spacious floor plan that puts the bedrooms on opposite ends of the house on both the lower and upper levels. This provides an excellent amount of privacy for families, couples or groups of 4-8 people. On the other hand, if there are just 2-4 people, Jazz is a perfect size and everything you need is on one level.