10% SAVINGS 9/3-10/2! CIELLODONNA -WALK TO SNORKELING, A/C, POOL, CHOCOLATE HOLE

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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10% SAVINGS 9/3-10/2! CIELLODONNA -WALK TO SNORKELING, A/C, POOL, CHOCOLATE HOLE

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4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, A/C, Pool, Harborside Setting, Spacious, Convenient

Ciellodonna is located in an exclusive neighborhood in a peaceful harbor side setting with lovely views that overlook Chocolate Hole Harbor. The house faces southeast and is blessed with sun the entire day, plus gentle cooling breezes and beautiful views of boats at rest on turquoise waters. A private path leads from the house to the water and you can walk along the shore for swimming and snorkeling at the small beach at the head of the harbor. It’s an easy 6-minute drive into Cruz Bay and about one mile to the spa, fitness facility, restaurants and beach at the Westin Resort.

Ciellodonna is a spacious and very comfortable 2-level home with 2400 sq/ft of interior space and another 3400 sq/ft of decks. Parking is on the upper level where you enter into the large great room, which contains the living, dining and kitchen areas, plus a half bath. Six sets of screened sliding glass doors open to the large upper deck which runs the full length of the house. The upper deck includes lovely views, a living/lounging area and a gazebo that provides shade for outdoor dining or relaxing. Two master bedrooms are located on the upper level and two more bedrooms are on the lower level, which is accessed by an exterior stairway. The bedroom loft is above the kitchen. The pool is on the lower deck, along with a large sun deck, a complete wet bar and another well furnished living and lounging area.

All four bedrooms are roomy master bedrooms with harbor views, a/c, tiled floors and quality furnishings. The upper west bedroom is the owner's bedroom with a 4-poster king bed and cable TV/DVD, while the upper east bedroom has a queen mahogany sleigh bed and cable TV/DVD. Like the lower bedrooms, the upper bedrooms are located on the ends of the house for excellent privacy. The lower right bedroom has a queen 4-poster mahogany bed and the lower left bedroom has a canopied king bed with a queen size sleep sofa for children. Two more kids can sleep in the loft bedroom on a full sized futon, and altogether Ciellodonna can sleep 12 people. All four master bedrooms open to a deck and all have beautiful tiled baths and showers.

The comfortable great room is defined by cathedral ceilings, Italian tiled floors, stone walls, big furniture and harbor views. There is a stereo/cassette/CD and a 42' cable color TV/DVD, plus high speed internet. The mahogany dining table seats 8-10 in the formal dining area while large exterior dining tables are located under the gazebo and on the lower deck.

The kitchen features tiled countertops, mahogany cabinets, a gas stove and oven, a dishwasher, microwave and all necessary cooking utensils and dinnerware. A washer/dryer is located off the kitchen and there's a gas barbecue on the deck.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome

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We’re a big family from New York who absolutely love to get away to St. John for a tropical vacation, especially in the midst of a harsh NY winter. Like most families we love to be together, but sometimes we also need some privacy and our own space. So we designed a roomy villa that brings people together by creating multiple areas for socializing, but it also provides many comfortable and private spaces where someone can have a moment to themselves. When we started looking at the cost of building on St. John, an island without an airport, we went into a state of semi shock, and the awe came much later. But we said, what the heck, let’s do this right, so we hired one of St. John’s best builders and also retained a great interior designer and we built a really nice home in a really sweet location. This is a home of contrasting themes; it’s big enough for 12 but also cozy for two or four, it’s well-appointed and comfortable but not lavish or overdone, and it’s elegant and yet still casual. The upper level is perfect for one family or 1-2 couples, and when you add in the lower level you more than double the living space and create so much room that even with 12 people its never crowded. The wet bar, pool and large decks make this an ideal villa for luxurious outdoor living, and the great floor plan does the same for indoor living. Whether you’re a big family, or a single couple, we bet that you’ll love Ciellodonna.

Owner/Property Manager purchased this villa in 2000

We chose this harborside location because we wanted to be on the water, but we wanted a calm, protected shoreline where our kids could enjoy snorkeling, swimming and paddle boarding without high winds, pounding surf and rough seas. We also really enjoy looking at the boats floating lazily on the turquoise waters of the harbor; there’s something very soothing about this beautiful seascape. We live in inland New York where there are no ocean cruising sailboats in anyone’s front yard, but they’re here in St. John and they’re a constant delight to gaze at. It’s hard to describe but sometimes this harbor view, with its midday brilliant water colors and early evening stillness, has a stress reducing, almost hypnotic effect. Even though we adore this tranquil location, we also love being an easy 8 minutes from the fabulous restaurants and the fun Caribbean atmosphere of Cruz Bay. Fortunately, that’s the beauty of St. John, tranquility and excitement can coexist within a 2 mile radius. We found both, and you will also, on the water’s edge at Chocolate Hole Harbor.

We’ve seen quite a few St. John homes and our villa design seems to be somewhat unique. Designing and building a home with a curved front creates much more of a challenge, but it is esthetically more pleasing, and because of the curvature people on the bedroom decks don’t see each other, thereby creating precious visual privacy. The poolside wet bar is not unique, but it’s much appreciated when we’re having pool parties for the kids, and especially liked by the older kids in the evening. Of course our location is not completely unique because there are other homes on the harbor, but thanks to the lush tropical vegetation we can only see the villas across the harbor. However we really think that this harborside setting offers a view that is as calm, comforting, and hypnotic as you can find on this island, or anywhere else. The hill on the other side of the harbor softens the trade winds, so they’re gentle and soothing and you never need a jacket on these decks, even long after the sun has set. Speaking of the sun, you get plenty of it because the house faces southeast, but both decks have covered areas where you can be outside enjoying the view and also be sheltered from the sun.

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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10% Savings 9/3-10/2! Ciellodonna -Walk to Snorkeling, A/C, Pool, Chocolate Hole
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Chocolate Hole St John
K.C. Kansas
5

Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5
We have rented several nice houses on St. John. This is our favorite so far. The location is perfect. The snorkeling and swimming in Chocolate Hole are sheltered enough for young children but interesting enough for adults. Cruz BAy is close for food and shopping. Travelling with multiple families can be tough because someone always gets the "kid room". Not here. All four rooms are really nice. The photos don't do them justice. That said, the pool and deck were the highlight. Most of the pools you see advertised with these rentals are tiny. This pool is bigger than we expected from the pictures. The deck is HUGE and the view is great day and night. We all spent a lot of time sitting outside, either for morning coffee or for evening drinks. This our second time with this management company and they have been great both times. I am happy to give this home a 5 star rating and will certainly look into renting it on our next St. John trip.
  • Submitted: May 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Chocolate Hole St John
new york
5

Excellent Villa and Beautiful Views

  • 5 of 5
We were a bit wary of the villa given that we could not find any recent reviews. I could not have been more pleasantly surprised! We were met promptly by Caribbean Villa's and Resort management representative at the dock in Cruz bay and were taken to our rental vehicles and then led to the villa.
The Villa kitchen/living room is open and spacious with comfortable furniture and nice stone accents. When the windows are open the breeze is constant and the temperature is pleasant. The house gets a great balance of sunlight and shade. All of the bedrooms are spacious and come with plenty of places to put away your luggage. All bathrooms came with soap and towels. We hire through the villa rental company a housekeeper for the week, Ada, and she was excellent. She changed all of the beds daily, washed sheets and towels, cleaned the floors and kitchen, and took out the garbage.
The view from the villa is amazing and is a perfect way to spend the day by the pool watching the yachts and sailboats drift by. A/C units, fans, and TV's worked in all rooms so sleeping was easy and comfortable. Water was good though the upstairs bathroom pressure was low but the least of our worries. The outdoor tables, chairs and bar area were great for hanging out and having lunch and drinks. Beach chairs and 3 coolers were provided for excursions to the beach which was nice. If I was going to find any fault with the villa it would be the driveway. Parking 2 cars was a bit challenging as the one parking space has a large dip from a drainage trench. Also, unless you are a very skilled driver, it was best to pull the cars in and then turn them around to exit the driveway forward as backing out would be challenging. If the owners are allowed I would recommend a mirror at the top so you can see any cars as when the car is at the top of the driveway the driver cannot see the road anymore and need to rely on oncoming cars to stop, not that there is really any road traffic but it was a little unnerving the first time.
All in all we had a fantastic stay and I would definitely recommend the villa to anyone going to St. John that wants space, privacy, and excellent amenities.
  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Chocolate Hole St John
Maine
5

Incredible outdoor spaces

  • 5 of 5
We were 4 couples, aged 45-62 from Maine and North Carolina. In this most brutal of winters, a vacation on St. John was a dream come true. A relative had worked with their management company before, Caribbean Villas & Resorts, so we were confident using them and taking their advice on villa. One of my requirements was for waterfront, and after whittling the 4-bedroom options to a handful, Ciellodonna was the one recommended for our group. The published photos are totally accurate. We loved the open, spacious great room and the privacy of the far-separated bedroom suites. This is a four-bedroom with sleeping loft, not five-bedroom. We found the villa perfect for four couples. I'd think twice about having small children here because of the stairs between decks and the easy access to the pool. Because there is not central air, I would not recommend the sleeping loft for anyone uncomfortable with the heat, but otherwise it would be a fine sleeping area (but not private.)
The decks are Ciellodonna's most outstanding feature. The curved architectural design allows for expanse of deck that's hard to imagine. Step out of either upper bedroom or the great room to upper deck. We spent hours up here watching the stars move across the sky and counting shooting stars. The lower deck is even larger, with a wonderful pool and wet bar. We were able to get out of the sun when we wanted by sitting at the back, shaded by the upper deck.
Very high quality bedsheets and towels, comfortable mattresses. Bars of soap in baths was a nice touch.
Gorgeous dining table in great room easily seats 10 and there are also wonderful dining areas on upper and lower decks. (We loved passing food out the kitchen window to table there.) Kitchen is only adequate. There is a high counter separating kitchen from great room, but no stools for seating there. We only ate out twice the whole week and while a true chef's kitchen would've made Ciellodonna beyond perfect, we couldn't find her other wonderful features without moving to a much higher price point. I definitely recommend, keeping points listed in mind, and we will certainly return.
  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.15 Miles
beach
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Car: necessary

Ciellodonna is located in an exclusive waterfront setting, with lovely views overlooking Chocolate Hole Harbor. The house faces southeast and is blessed with sun the entire day, plus gentle cooling breezes and beautiful views of boats at rest on the turquoise waters. A private path leads from the house to the water and you can walk along the shore for swimming and snorkeling at the small beach at the head of the harbor. It’s an easy 6-minute drive into Cruz Bay and about one mile to the spa, fitness facility, restaurants and beach at the Westin Resort.

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Availability & Rates

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Chocolate Hole Villa Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Off Season (2 person rate)
Jul 11 2014 - Dec 12 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,905
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $70 per night, per additional guest
 
In Season (2 person rate)
Dec 13 2014 - Dec 19 2014
7 night minimum stay
$5,490
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $60 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Years
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
$8,232
 
 
In Season (2 person rate)
Jan 4 2015 - Apr 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
$5,490
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $60 per night, per additional guest

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Notes WEEKLY RENTAL RATES BASED ON # OF PEOPLE PER SEASON:
IN SEASON: Dec 13, 2014 - April 10, 2015
$5490/wk for 2-4, $5910/wk for 5-6, $6260/wk 7-8, $6610/wk 9-10, $6960/wk 11-12
CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARS: $8232/wk for 2-12
OFF SEASON: April 12, 2014 - Dec 12, 2014
$2905/wk for 2, $3220/wk 3-4, $3570/wk 5-6, $3920/wk 7-8, $4410/wk 9-12
THANKSGIVING: Off Season rates apply
10% hotel tax/5% service charge
$500 Damage Deposit

50% due within 7 days of booking, Final payment due 60 days prior to arrival. Final payment for Christmas/New Years reservations is due 120 days prior to arrival.

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Amenities

Amenities

Chocolate Hole Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5800 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Oceanfront
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , a spacious tiled bath and shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , A half bath is off the Living room
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Upper right, a/c, TV/DVD, deck
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Upper left, a/c, TV/DVD, deck
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Lower right, a/c, private deck
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Lower left, a/c, deck, queen sofa bed
  • All four bedrooms are roomy master bedrooms with harbor views, a/c, tiled floors and quality furnishings. In a downstairs bedroom there is a pullout sofa. In the loft there is a queen size futon couch. The loft does not have a/c.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Books
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • ruins
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • parasailing
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • wind-surfing
  • hiking
Notes:
The home includes beach towels, beach chairs and a cooler.
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