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LA COLLINA - HARBOR VIEWS, SUNSETS, A/C IN BEDROOMS, POOL! SAVE 10% 11/29-12/21!

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Advertiser since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Advertiser since: 2010
Speaks: english
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LA COLLINA - HARBOR VIEWS, SUNSETS, A/C IN BEDROOMS, POOL! SAVE 10% 11/29-12/21!

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Great Cruz Bay Villa Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, Waterfront, Walk To Small Beach, Snorkeling, Swimming

La Collina is located on a small plateau on Roman Hill, the hill that rises up behind the harbor at Great Cruz Bay. This is a quiet neighborhood of private villas. The views from LaCollina are picturesque and lovely, including the views of the harbor and distant islands floating on the Caribbean, the spectacular sunset views in the early evening, and the twinkling lights of other islands after dark. LaCollina faces south-southwest, which paints the pool, sun deck and villa deck with sun all day, but the local stone and concrete walls keep the house surprisingly cool despite that exquisite Caribbean sunshine. Although this is a tranquil and serene location it's also ultra convenient, being an easy 6-minute drive into Cruz Bay and about two minutes to the beach bar, spa, restaurants and facilities at the four star Westin Resort.

The design of LaCollina is a traditional 2 level layout that is spacious and comfortable. You park on the upper level and enter into the great room, which includes the living, dining and kitchen areas. The two master bedrooms (king beds) are located on both sides of the great room and are very private, while the 2 guest bedrooms (queen beds and also very private) are located on the lower level and are accessed by an exterior walkway. All 4 bedrooms are air conditioned and fully screened and all have tiled baths. Three of the bedrooms also have a pull out sofa bed that is ideal for young children. The bedrooms, great room and dining room open to a 55 foot long deck that offers open areas for sunbathing and covered areas for those who have had too much sun. The pool is surrounded by a tiled sun deck and terraced palm gardens and is located on the on the left side of the house, upper level.

Handsome interior stone walls, tiled floors, arched doors, imposing cathedral ceilings and rattan furniture create a very classic and handsome tropical living area. A cable TV/DVD and stereo/CD are provided and the living room seats 8 comfortably.

The interior cherry dining set seats 10 with a fabulous view and a table under the covered deck also seats 8, also with a spellbinding view.

The kitchen is separated from the living area by a bar area with 3 captain's chairs and contains all the necessary ingredients for preparing great meals, including a gas stove, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, toaster oven and abundant cooking and dining implements. A washer/dryer, gas barbecue, beach chairs and beach towels and all linens are also provided.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
Owner/Property Manager (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2010
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Speaks: english

About Owner/Property Manager

We bought our beautiful La Collina villa in 1999, not long after our first vacation visit to St. John. We had been spending winter vacations in the Caribbean for about twenty years, but we’ve never bothered to visit another Caribbean island since having that first St. John experience. A small island with no airport and only a couple of large resorts, we share it mainly with other families who rent or own a villa. True, some visitors come over for the day from St. Thomas, a 20 minute ferry ride, and they spend their time mainly at Trunk Bay, famous for its underwater snorkel trail. St. John has an amazing variety of beaches: some great for snorkeling, some great for body surfing, some great for trails leading in to tropical forests or over rocky cliffs, and some great simply for sunning with a book. Downtown St. John is Cruz Bay, a port with the ferry dock, sleepy and quaint like a 1940s Bogart movie during the day, and lively at night with music and laughter coming from the many excellent restaurants. Oh, did we tell you that three quarters of the island is a US National Park?

Owner/Property Manager purchased this villa in 1999

Why Owner/Property Manager chose Great Cruz Bay

La Collina (Italian for hill) sits on top of Roman Hill, set away from the dirt road that circles the top of the hill. While only a minute from Route 104, and thus a quick five minutes to the main shopping area (Starfish at Marketplace), no road noise can be heard from La Collina. The villa is high above Great Cruz Bay (not to be confused with downtown Cruz Bay), and the view is spectacular. The villa looks west from the deck, so there are beautiful sunsets (and rainbows when light morning or afternoon showers briefly pass by), and night scenes with the sparkling lights of nearby St. Thomas. The villa was built by a local who appreciated the traditional Caribbean style: thick walls to make it cool inside even with the A/C off, beautiful gray stone work on the living room walls, monster wooden hurricane doors, whitewashed outside to reflect the heat, and a red tile roof. A huge deck stretches the length of the villa, and what a deck! Always with a cool breeze, one half is covered, and we eat all meals there. The two ends of the deck are uncovered, good for sunning, and right off the two master bedrooms.

What makes this villa unique

La Collina is on a big lot loaded with flowers, papaya trees, and a crushed stone path leading through them, along which one can see hummingbirds. Two kestrels (native to these islands) roost in our trees at night. There are two bedrooms on the lower level, good for privacy.

We think you will love La Collina and St. John. Our family does, and they weep when it’s time to leave.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Travel with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 4 traveler reviews

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La Collina - harbor views, sunsets, a/c in bedrooms, pool! Save 10% 11/29-12/21!
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
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Great Cruz Bay St John
Phoenix, AZ
4

But the view!

  • 4 of 5
This property had all the charm you would expect from a casual island home. We were looking for something authentic and not over the top luxury. The rock interior walls to the wood shutters and doors added to the island experience. The property was older but clean and very well maintained and had everything we needed. The grounds surrounding the property were pristine and we loved the wildlife (deer (3), bunnies, the iguana and an occasional lizard). Fully equipped kitchen, linins and all our essential beach needs (chairs, coolers, etc.). What we liked most of all was the view from the 2nd floor deck. When not at the pool, around and about or at the beach we spent all our time on the upper deck. Great view of Great Cruz Bay, St. Thomas and beyond. The pictures of this property are as shown and were exactly what we expected. The only thing I would change is to cut back the foliage around the pool. It was quite over grown and a clear shot of Great Cruz bay from the pool would have been ideal. This is a perfect property for 2 couples - great floor plan. Rooms about the same size with private baths, ocean views and deck access, A/C worked great! This was our 5th trip to St. John and we are already planning for next year!
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2014
  • Stayed: May 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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La Collina - harbor views, sunsets, a/c in bedrooms, pool! Save 10% 11/29-12/21!
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Great Cruz Bay St John
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5

Paradise

  • 5 of 5
I'm not sure what the actual translation is for La Collina, but as far as I'm concerned, it's Shangri-la.

The house is perfect for our large group as everybody has their own space (and bathroom) when needed, but there are beautiful large communal spaces both indoors and out for sharing meals and revelry. We start and end everyday on the huge, well-furnished deck .

The beds are comfortable with high-quality, crisp, cotton sheets and towels.

We cook large meals of many courses while we are there and have everything we need to prepare, serve and enjoy these meals (from abundant pots and pans to a breathtaking ocean view).

I look forward to my third year in a row; waking to birdsong, tropical floral aromas and gentle ocean breezes.

I wouldn't consider staying anywhere else on St John!

Leah C.
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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La Collina - harbor views, sunsets, a/c in bedrooms, pool! Save 10% 11/29-12/21!
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Great Cruz Bay St John
Portland CT
5

Beautiful La Collina

  • 5 of 5
Spectacular western views of Great Cruz Bay and incredible sunsets.

Close to downtown Cruz Bay.

Lush vegetation around the in ground pool.

Spacious covered veranda.

Well stocked kitchen and entire house.

2 large upstairs bedrooms with private baths.

Outside shower.

New Weber gas grill.

Privacy on the veranda.
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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La Collina - harbor views, sunsets, a/c in bedrooms, pool! Save 10% 11/29-12/21!
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Great Cruz Bay St John
5

Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5
We have vacationed at LaCollina four years in a row and look forward to going back again! From the moment you step inside the front door, you're on island time. LaCollina is comfortable, unpretentious and we immediately feel at home. The kitchen has everything you need which makes staying in and grilling a great dinner option. The location of LaCollina is fantastic - convenient to both the largest food market on the island and to a new, smaller market; an easy, short ride into town; yet still only 15 minutes to a string of beautiful beaches. After a day at the beach, we drive back through town and stop at our choice of several great beach bars, only to race back to LaCollina to enjoy a cocktail at the pool and the spectacular sunset. The porch cannot be beat any time of day whether it be sipping your morning coffee or watching for cruise ships, rainbows or the lights of St Thomas twinkle every night!
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Car: necessary

Photos

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $1,960 Per week

Great Cruz Bay Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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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
$1,960
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
In Season (2 person rate)
Dec 13 2014 - Dec 19 2014
7 night minimum stay
$3,250
 
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
$5,124
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
In Season (2 person rate)
Jan 4 2015 - Apr 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $60 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 15.0%
Notes WEEKLY RENTAL RATES BASED ON # OF PEOPLE PER SEASON:
IN SEASON: Dec 13, 2014 - April 10, 015
$3250/wk for 2 persons, $3530/wk for 3-4, $3950/wk for 5-6, $4370 for 7-8
CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARS: $5124/wk for 2-8 guests
OFF SEASON: April 12, 2014 - Dec 12, 2014
$1960/wk for 2 persons, $2310/wk for 3-4, $2520/wk for 5-6, $2800/wk for 7-8
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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We never ask for payment by wire transfer.
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Amenities

Amenities

Great Cruz Bay Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Upper Left Master Bedroom - toilet , tub , shower
    Upper Right Master Bedroom - toilet , shower
    Lower level right guest bedroom - toilet , shower
    Lower level left guest bedroom - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Upper left, a/c, sofa bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Upper right, a/c, sofa bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Lower right, a/c, sofa bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Lower left, a/c,
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The home includes beach towels, beach chairs and a cooler.

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