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Bruce Sklarew MD

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

Classic 1-3 Bdrm Chocolate Hole on Secluded Hart Bay w/ Private Path Beach Path

5 Reviews
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Cruz Bay House Rental Photos and Description

Beachfront, Pool, Spa, 1-3 Bdrms, 3 Baths, Sleeps up to 9*, Kids 1/2 Price

Owner usually responds directly via phone and email so please disregard response rate.

Kids 6 -18 1/2 price

Great for families or for couples seeking a secluded getaway, Odessa nestles on a hillside that flows into multi textured Hart Bay in Chocolate Hole.

The private beach is shared with only a few other houses - no public parking to this beach.

A stone path leads down to excellent hiking, sunning, swimming or snorkeling among exotic coral and tropical fish.

RECENTLY REMODELED, stone walls with arched windows, blue and white clapboard, lattice and gingerbread detailing convey classic West Indian charm. Folding French Doors open the entire front of the house to a panorama of sights and sounds of the sea. Gentle off-shore waves and rocks texture the bay. Dine at the indoor bar or at the outside table.

Odessa is located on the southwest corner of St. John in the Chocolate Hole area on Hart Bay. It is about five minutes from the village of Cruz Bay. The house has a full kitchen, living room, three bedrooms (lower two with A/C and upper with ceiling fans) with queen-sized beds, TV and VCR, three full baths, spacious decks, a Jacuzzi and a swimming pool.

Enjoy the Natural Beauty Surrounding Odessa: The private lower level offers two bedrooms with queen-size beds, full bathrooms and a spacious deck. All three bedrooms have queen sized beds and a sleeper sofa in the Living Room plus two roll away beds are available.

Every room faces the ocean and has open air verandas with screens. At night you hear only the surf and tree frogs.

Upon arrival, we escort you from the ferry dock to your rental car and then to the house. There is also a 2 hour mid-week light cleaning included.

(No kids under 6 for safety reasons)

We accept checks and credit cards

Keywords: St John, Saint John, beachfront, rental, vacation rental, rentals, villa, villas

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Bruce Sklarew MD (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

The view from the decks and pool are breathtaking. Our favorite was sitting on the lower deck listening to the waves crash and falling asleep to the pound of them.If we make it back to St. John we will find ourselves here again.
Aug 2012
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Reviews

4.4
based on 5 traveler reviews

Classic 1-3 Bdrm Chocolate Hole on Secluded Hart Bay w/ Private Path Beach Path
average rating of 4.4 based on 12 reviews
2

Beautiful view, but house need updating

  • 2 of 5

The location and view were everything they were advertised to be, and we loved looking out over the bay. The breezes were also wonderful. The interior of the house was another matter. There is only A/C in the two lower bedrooms (we didn't know that until we got there). The linens were old and worn, pillows yellowed and mattresses uncomfortable. The couches & chairs in living room are worn. It would be nice to have a couple of cushions or pillows for outside chairs as well, as we struggled to find a comfortable place to sit inside or outside. There is no inside table for a meal in the event of rain. Appliances are very dated. Oven wasn't insulated so got very hot when we used it, which was a safety concern. Washing machine needs to be balanced as it hopped around and shook the house every time we used it. Bathrooms are rustic, although we did enjoy the outside shower. Hot tub was not filled/working when we were there. All in all, the price charged is too high given the lack of creature comforts in the house, view notwithstanding.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The property at Odessa is breathtaking!

  • 5 of 5

Odessa was the perfect home base from which to travel around St. John. While we weren't on the beach or having a great meal at a restaurant, we were relaxing by the pool on the upper Deck of Odessa or hanging in the comfortable and beautifully decorated Odessa home. I would recommend this hideaway in the hills of St. John to anyone who wants peace and tranquility.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Earleton, Florida
5

Relax with Great Views!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently met our daughter, who lives in Tortola, at Odessa for a week vacation. The home was very comfortable, has a great pool and hot tub, and fantastic ocean views with breezes! We loved the outdoor eating area, the gas grill was very convenient, and the location fantastic! We were met at the ferry dock with our rental Jeep from Aqua Blue Rentals. The sisters there were very helpful and answered ALL our questions. A housekeeper checked on us as well as the pool maintenance guy. The pool was crystal clear and great to relax in after a day visiting a beach on St. John. Loved the home!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing Tropical Breezes

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from Odessa and I wish I could have stayed another week. The owner is very concerned his guests are happy at this classic beach home. He called mid week to see if we had any concerns and then we had a nice conversation about what the islands has to offer and the beautiful landscape at the home. My one comment to him was he needs to emphasize the amazing breezes even more on his website. The concierge that delivered our provisions to the home said there are very few houses on the islands with such spectacular breezes.

The house has everything you want in a tropical rental: pool, jacuzzi, deck space, outdoor shower and beach access. You can spend hours on the beach looking at the shells and coral or just hang out at the spacious pool space and look at the amazing ocean view.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
5

Nice Place Private!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I recently stayed at Odessa. We had a wonderfully peaceful time there, with a beautiful open view of Hart Bay and further along St John’s south coast. It really felt like we were “living on St. John” and enjoyed getting the fresh ocean breezes. The owner’s description calling it a “classic rental” is very appropriate, and the pictures posted are good– it had everything we needed, beach towels, all kitchen items, etc. The kitchen is separated from the living area with a bar, so it was great when I was cooking and my boyfriend was reading on the couch - and the views from there are beautiful. The upstairs (main) bedroom is behind the kitchen and the outside deck runs the entire length of the upper floor (we only used the top bedroom, there are two bedrooms below). There is even an outdoor stone shower, which was a real vacation treat! (We understand there are many of these at homes on St. John) The house is situated down a few steps from where we parked on a dead end road, so it is very private. We walked down to Hart Bay beach each morning on a little private path, and were usually the only two there. The pool and deck look very new, and we spent allot of time up there –it is very peaceful. The house is close to Cruz Bay so easy to go to in for groceries or shopping. Just go to any bar and they will give you dining and shopping ideas based on what you like! Hiking and beaches are great here!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
St Thomas/St John
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Westin, The Marketplace and Cruz Bay Bar
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Mahogany Run on St Thomas
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Westin, The Marketplace and Cruz Bay Restaurants
Car: necessary

Only 6 minutes from Cruz Bay with craft shops, groceries, excellent dining, dancing or exploring, Odessa feels like worlds away from civilization. Considered to be a part of Chocolate Hole, Odessa faces east and has a private path down to secluded Hart Bay, one of the few beaches on St John with no public parking nearby.

Resident cat on the property keeps the critters down!

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Rates & Availability

Cruz Bay House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
June 25-Aug 27 2 ppl
Jun 25 2016 - Aug 27 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,900
 
 
Aug 27- Oct 29 2ppl
Aug 28 2016 - Oct 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,600
 
 
Oct 29 - Dec 17 2 ppl
Oct 29 2016 - Dec 17 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,900
 
 
Dec 31 - Jan 6
Dec 31 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
$7,000
 
 
Jan 7 - April 15 2 ppl
Jan 7 2017 - Apr 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
$5,500
 
 
April 15 - Dec 17 2 ppl
Apr 15 2017 - Dec 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%

Now - June 25: 2 = $3500, 4 = $4000, 6 = $4500
June 25 - Aug 27: 2 = $2900, 4 = $3200, 6 = $3500
Aug 27 - Oct 27: 2 = $2600, 4 = $2900, 6 = $3200
Oct 27 - Dec 17: 2 = $2900, 4 = $3200, 6 = $3500
Dec 31 - Jan 7: $7000
Jan 7 - April 17 '17: 2 = 3500, 4 = 4000, 6 = $4500
April 17 - Dec 17 '17 2 = $3500, 4 = $4000, 6 = $4500

Jan - April 16, 2016: 2 = $5500, 4 = $6000, 6 = $6500


Includes 2 hour mid-week cleaning for weekly stays Please see website for Last Minute Specials and Availability
Children 6- 18 1/2 price (no kids under 6 for safety reasons), max 9 guests at any ti

Checks and credit cards accepted

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Amenities

Cruz Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • The newly remodeled bathroom on the top floor has an outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 queen
  • All three bedrooms are Queen sized beds plus sleeper sofa in Living Room and two roll away beds available.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Mid week, 2 hour cleaning also included for weekly stays. for more information: www.odessa-stjohn.com

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