Completed in the fall of 2006, Rotunda is a sophisticated, luxury 5 bedroom luxury villa on St. John in upscale Peter Bay Estates that embodies romance and elegance of the Caribbean, with magnificent finishes and such breathtaking ocean vistas that you will not want to leave this wonderful retreat.
With billion dollar, 180 degree views from the expansive outdoor patio and an infinity pool complete with its own bar with flat screen TV and surround sound, this villa embraces the true spirit of luxury and relaxation.
Rotunda is situated in the prestigious gated community of Upper Peter Bay. The name 'Peter Bay' is now synonymous throughout the Caribbean with elegant and stately, luxury vacation villas. This exclusive neighborhood is home to some of the grandest (and certainly most expensive) private luxury villas in the Virgin Islands, if not the entire Caribbean.
Rotunda provides breathtaking views of the sun rising over the British Virgin Islands and the sun setting from St. Thomas. Being surrounded by St. John's US National Park creates a wonderful setting with splendid privacy and tranquility. The view sweeps for more than 180 degrees, from St. Thomas and Lovango Cay in the west, past the island of Jost Van Dyke in the north, and turquoise waters of St. John's legendary North Shore, while all around you is a forest of green.
This is definitely one of the finest, most highly prized locations on St. John island as well as in all of the greater Virgin Islands, and in the entire Caribbean basin. Rotunda is a five minute drive to the National Park beaches at Trunk or Cinnamon Bays, ten minutes to four-star Caneel Bay Resort and another five or ten minute drive to the excellent restaurants and shops in Cruz Bay.
The wrought-iron entry gate to Rotunda opens to a dramatic courtyard surrounded by lush gardens, palm trees and native stone walls which lead to the main entrance.
The main house of Rotunda is an architectural showplace, which has two levels. Upstairs are two bedroom suites, each with a private terrace overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Each bedroom suite has vaulted ceilings and optional air-conditioning or screens to capture breezes. Also on the second floor is an upstairs den with comfortable seating for games or movies as well as Internet connection.
In addition, the second floor offers an apartment which sleeps 4. There is a bedroom with a king bed, as well as a living room with a pullout bed, a small kitchenette and bathroom with island stone shower. This apartment allows the visitor increased flexibility as it can be used as a fifth bedroom or a separate suite for visitors, nannies, in-laws or private chef. The apartment may be closed off from the main house and be independent with separate exterior access.
Rotunda's main level contains a great room, gourmet kitchen, dining room, powder room and laundry facilities. The Great Room is furnished with elegant, but comfortable seating and includes an entertainment center with satellite television and a stereo system. The living area opens to a spectacular covered veranda which has an assortment of cushioned seating areas that include a Lloyd Flanders sectional and a glider that will afford you hours of relaxation and a view that will enchant you.
The Great Room is furnished with elegant, but comfortable seating and includes an entertainment center with satellite television and a stereo system. The living area opens to a spectacular covered veranda which has an assortment of cushioned seating areas that include a Lloyd Flanders sectional and a glider that will afford you hours of relaxation and a view that will enchant you.
The kitchen opens to a covered outdoor dining area with a mosaic-tiled table where you can enjoy the sweeping views of Trunk Bay and the ribbon of islets and cays beyond. Whether it is with coffee in the morning or a luxurious dinner at night, the blue waters beyond provide an incredible backdrop. The gourmet kitchen is featured with Viking appliances and all of the modern conveniences for gourmet dining and food preparation.
The formal dining room includes a mahogany table for 8 and provides the perfect setting for hours of festive conversation with family and friends.
The sun deck and infinity edged pool are tucked between the main house and the guest cottage. Set in a lush garden environment, this area includes a covered outdoor wet bar with a flat screen TV and stools so you can be poolside while watching your favorite sports team. The vanishing edge of the pool provides such a stunning view of Trunk Bay that you will be swept away for days of ultimate Caribbean relaxation.
The two-story guest cottage of Rotunda is located off of the entry courtyard, just a few steps from the main house. Each floor contains an impeccably furnished bedroom suite with queen beds and private covered outdoor showers overlooking the north shore beaches of St. John and the lush landscape of the National Park.
Rotunda is a sophisticated residence, with magnificent finishes and such breathtaking ocean vistas that you will not want to leave this incredible retreat that embodies romance and elegance of the Caribbean. Built by the owners of the Peter Bay community, this superb villas has set a new standard for the island.