Convivare is a spacious and well appointed condominium in classic Conch Villas. Renovations completed March 2018. One bedroom plus queen size sleep sofa, one full bath, complete kitchen and dining area, large living room with four Brazilian hardwood doors opening onto a sunroom with ocean and Turner Bay views. Screen porch with dining set and sofa for enjoying the Caribbean air and light. Master bedroom with picture window facing over the hills above Cruz Bay and ocean views of Turner Bay and beyond.
Quick access to ferry dock and Cruz Bay restaurants, bars, safari taxi stand and Park Service visitor center. You will be met at the ferry and drive you the five minutes to Conch Villas. Rent a car if you like, or walk ten minutes to the safari taxis in town to access the North Shore beaches. There is reserved on site parking for your rental car during your visit either in the lot or in the leased space next door.
More about the unit. Fully air conditioned with separate units for living room and bedroom, or open the windows to enjoy the breeze. Sleeps up to 4. The master bedroom has a queen bed, closet, clothes chest and private access to the full bath with tiled shower and vanity. Use the sleep sofa for a second couple or the kids: this room also has separate access to the bathroom through the sunroom. both bedroom and sleep sofa area can have privacy.
Conch Villas was constructed in 1986 using rare Brazilian hardwoods, which are maintained inside Convivare. The siding and interior walls are made of IPE (green heart) from the Para province, just south of the Amazon Delta, from a Brazilian exporter in Belem using wood from enviromentel friendly cutters. The shutters are made of JATOBA a stronger wood than IPE and is mainly used as floor boards in Brazil. The shutters were prefabricated at a factory in BELEM. The hardware of unique Brazilian design, hinges etc. was also fitted in Belem.
The Conch Villas grounds are designed into a garden by Property King, a highly regarded local landscaping firm. The stonework includes numerous conch shells cemented into the walls: it is after all Conch Villas. Impromptu visits by peacocks and goats can be expected.
The name “Convivare” comes from the original owner of Conch Villas. They installed a plaque on the front door that carries the legend “Si non convivare noli tintinnare,” which is an Italian / Latin folk phrase meaning roughly “If you do not want to come in and feast with us, don’t ring the bell."
Tall ceilings and southern exposure allow abundant light into the unit, or close the four folding doors and window shutters for privacy.
High speed Internet dedicated to this unit, with television
A small bar with stools faces into the kitchen. Beach chairs and cooler are provided for your days on St. John’s incomparable beaches.