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Albion & Ann Sewer

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

"Bluebitch St. John" offers: Luxury, Secluded Beach, Private Vehicle

65 Reviews
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Overview

Contant & Contant Farms Apartment Rental Photos and Description

1 bedrooom, 1 full bathroom, outdoor shower, sleeps 2

“Bluebitch St. John” is a quiet, tranquil villa on a private estate, ideal for a romantic, relaxing vacation. Just a 2 minute walk through our tropical garden is our secluded beach which is great for snorkeling, scuba diving & the fishing dock is just the next cove over.

Please ask about our "All Inclusive Rates" which includes the following:

* Bluebitch St. John Accommodation

* VI Hotel Tax

* Automatic 4X4 SUV w/ beach chairs & mat, snorkeling gear, coolers

* St. John Chauffeur Arrival & Departure from Ferry

* Mid-week Housekeeping

* Cruz Bay Parking Pass

* Special Discounts at local restaurants

* 20% Discounts on Private Day Sails to BVI or around STJ

* Special Bluebitch "extras"

➢ Our calendar is always current.

➢ A $300 deposit secures your Bluebitch reservation. Two weeks prior to your arrival the balance is due via electronic payment.

➢ Minutes from the ferry, restaurants, bars, entertainment/music, day sails, and duty free shopping in Cruz Bay, the island’s hub.

➢ Built of native ‘bluebitch’ stone with Privacy in mind. “Bluebitch St. John” is at the end of a private family estate road, with its own driveway, patio and balcony.

➢ A modern, fully equipped kitchen, large air-conditioned king sized bed/bedroom opens onto the balcony to take advantage of the lovely ocean views, cool breezes, and sounds of the ocean.

➢ WiFi, Netflix/Hulu TV, AM/FM stereo, Washer/Dryer, Gas Grill

➢ Bluebitch guests provided with all linens, towels, beach towels,

snorkel equipment, floats, coolers, beach chairs and special extras

➢ Large indoor shower and outdoor shower when returning from the beach.

➢ Kodak Moments of ever changing views, vivid early morning rainbows & incredible colorful sunsets from your balcony, native birds, animals and when snorkeling underwater fish & coral.

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Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Albion & Ann Sewer (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

About Albion & Ann Sewer

I was born and raised on St. John. As a 5th generation St. Johnian, I am very proud of my heritage and my island home. My wife Ann began teaching on St. John in the early 1970s and retired after 43 years. We have a wealth of knowledge and favorite places to share with our Bluebitch guests to ensure this vacation will be one of your best and most memorable.

Why Albion & Ann Sewer chose Cruz Bay

We began building our home in 2002 out of bluebitch stone, a native stone quarried on St. John. It's been a "labor of love" and a "dream come true" for us!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Bluebitch is beautiful!! And part of the beauty stems from the amount of love that has been put into the craftmanship of this villa. Private beach has been the pre-bedtime stop every night.

Ten days is not enough.
Jun 2011
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"Bluebitch St. John" offers: Luxury, Secluded Beach, Private Vehicle
average rating of 4.953846 based on 70 reviews
5

GO TO BLUEBITCH ST JOHN NOW, THANK ME LATER

  • 5 of 5

I was half-tempted to title this review "Whatever you do, DON'T go to Bluebitch!" in a selfish effort to keep it more to myself!

My wife and I traveled to Bluebitch St. John for our honeymoon (she found it here on homeaway.com). The reviews were all very positive, the price was right, and the villa was available at the right time - the Universe was, I think, telling us to go to Bluebitch. The Universe has good taste.

This review is posted in list form, in terms of what is "easy" to do and "hard" to do, at the Bluebitch Villa in particular and on St. John in general.

At BB, it is

EASY to feel at home. The villa is clean and bright, large and comfortable, and full of things that make it feel like a home. The kitchen has full-size appliances; the main living area has room to stretch out; the bedroom is large and has furniture and closets (so you don't live out of a suitcase).

HARD to remember that it's not actually your house. While Ann and Albion live upstairs, it's not as if you are bumping into them all the time (although if you need something, it's easy to just shout!) The villa is very secluded and private, the grounds are lush and green, and the layout of the area is such that you will not see locals or guests from other lodgings. You really feel like you have your own private slice of paradise.

EASY to spend the whole day at the Villa. Stock the fridge with goodies, brew some coffee or blend up some frozen drinks, and spend the day snorkeling at the private beach or reading on the balcony.

HARD to keep track of the day and time. I suggest losing yourself in the rhythm of the waves.

In St. John, it is

EASY to get lost on your first day; the roads are somewhat haphazardly laid out, and of course it's your first day. So set aside a couple of hours and go exploring.

HARD to get lost on your second day; the island isn't that big

EASY to spend a fortune on food and drink; this is an island in the middle of the ocean and it's tough to get all the creature comforts there, so you pay for it

HARD not to take advantage of happy hour to find ways to live on the cheap

Thus I am hesitant to post this review, for fear that Bluebitch St John will be booked for years on end and I won't be able to go back! We can't thank Ann and Albion enough for their hospitality. Our honeymoon was worth every penny.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Mac, it’s EASY welcoming new guests after a loooong day of travel, especially when celebrating a special event as a Honeymoon, and HARD to say good-bye to our new friends … who have been able to unwind, relax, explore and enjoy this beautiful and unique West Indian island. We appreciate your creative review of Bluebitch which hopefully will make the HARD task of finding a “home” away from home ... a bit EASIER for future guests. And as HARD as it was to post this beautiful review now, we promise to make it EASY for you to return later. Congratulations to you and Em on your new life together!! Ann and Albion
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Beautifully Perfect Experience

  • 5 of 5

Everything was pure purefection while staying at this property. This is a property that is a labor of love both inside and out, as the house is gorgeous and the grounds and view are breathtaking. On top of that it was such excellent customer service and care by the owners. This location really is the perfect spot as you watch the sunsets and you are close in driving distance to everything you could need. Our honeymoon was everything we hoped it could be and more, and it would not have been that way without Blue Bitch.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: D & T, it was truly a pleasure to share Bluebitch with you for your honeymoon and we thank you for the kind words and the immaculate care you took of your St. John home. We hope to see you in the future ... perhaps for an anniversary. All the best! Ann & Albion.
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AWESOME

  • 5 of 5

Great property, fantastic hoists! Best vacation ever.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing vacation in every way

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were guests at BlueBitch for 9 glorious nights from June 2 to 11th , 2016. The pictures of this beautiful home do not do it justice. We felt like we were living in a tropical paradise. Every corner of BlueBitch was designed and built by the owners with love, using native materials such as the blue rock, coral, shells, and colored glass. The decor and layout of the home is perfect, considering every need of their guests. We thoroughly enjoyed sitting on the balcony having coffee in the morning, or watching the sunset at night. We also enjoyed the sounds of BlueBitch , boats crossing the channel, birds singing, and sometimes a little steel pan music. Our favorite part of staying at BlueBitch was meeting the owners, Ann and Albion. They are truly the nicest people you'll ever meet.Thanks to Ann we were able to hike to some spots on St.John a little less known, and very special. By the end of our stay, BlueBitch and the special island of St. John, felt like home. Thank you Ann and Albion for making our week in paradise one we will never forget. We hope we can return again soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure to share Bluebitch with you and we appreciate your thoughtful review of "your St. John home". Each day we marveled at your energy and enthusiasm as you tackled the most interesting and strenuous trails to experience the uniqueness of St. John. We will certainly look forward to welcoming you back in the future and have more interesting trails to share upon your return. All the Best. Ann and Albion
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WOW ! - AMAZING - EVERYTHING AS ADVERTISED AND MORE

  • 5 of 5

First, Thank you Ann & Albion for sharing your paradise with us. You both are truly wonderful and remarkable individuals and we are blessed to have spent time with you and at your absolutely stunning and picturesque piece of paradise.

We spent one week in May 2016 (from the 21st to the 28th) at Bluebitch and loved every minute we were there. Ann picked us up at the ferry dock and gave us a history of the island and showed us restaurants and shops that she recommended. We stopped at a grocery store so that we could make some of our own meals in their well equipped and meticulous kitchen. When we arrived at BB, Ann made us feel at home and gave us a tour of the villa. And what a Villa! The view from every room is stunning and mesmerizing. We loved the sunsets from the porch and looking at St. Thomas and watching the subtle changes in the colors of the sky and water.

The private beach is absolutely wonderful and peaceful and allows you to not even leave if you do not want to. The snorkeling right here is great!

Albion- you are remarkably talented and we loved being able to spend time with you and your pets.

Your description of Bluebitch is accurate in every regard and the property is clean and well-maintained.

We enjoyed ourselves so much here that we did not want to leave.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are touched by your kind words and appreciate the time you took to write your review of Bluebitch. But mostly we want to THANK YOU for your compassion in adopting and saving the lives of three island shelter dogs and giving them new homes in the States. We bless you and wish you and your new pets all the best. Hoping to see you again. Take care. Albion and Ann
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Tranquility

  • 5 of 5

As frequent visitors to the USVI and St John, we would have to give the Bluebitch a Five Star rating! Very few properties on St John offer their own private beach which is what first drew us to this property. Most mornings we enjoyed our second cup of coffee down on the pebble beach and marveled at the beautiful pebbles as they rolled in the waves. The view looks out to the west offering spectacular sunsets and the glimmering night lights of St Thomas.

Ann and Albion were very kind and gracious hosts, offering us complete privacy but always available if we had questions. Both are a wealth of knowledge on the history of St John and offered many recommendations of places we should visit.

Bluebitch Villa is a true labor of love, having been built by Ann and Albion. The stone wall in our villa was like an abstract painting, beautifully composed with Bluebitch stone, glass pebbles and sea shells. The layout of the Villa is very spacious for two people with a well stocked kitchen, beautifully tiled bathroom and airy bedroom.

Thanks you Ann and Albion for making our stay on St John so special. We hope to visit again!

Sandy and Bob

South Hero, VT

  • Submitted: May 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We too feel Bluebitch is a very special place and are delighted you feel the same. Thank you so much for your lovely review and for letting us share our home with you. Your lovely watercolor painting of the view from Bluebitch is now part of the décor and a favorite piece of original artwork to share with our guests. Many thanks!! We look forward to your return.
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Map

Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Cruz Bay - Passenger Ferry 1 mile away
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
1/2 mile
Car: necessary

Find 'Bluebitch St. John' on Google Maps at 18.324208, -64.795279

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Rates & Availability

Contant & Contant Farms Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Last Minute Reservations 2016
Aug 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
$250
$1,750
 
 
Nov. 2016
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 17 2016
5 night minimum stay
$325
$2,275
 
 
Christmas 2016
Dec 18 2016 - Dec 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$355
 
 
Jan. - April 2017
Jan 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
$345
$2,395
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$345
$2,395
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.5%

* Payment is in the form of an bank transfer, e-check, debit card or credit card (3% transaction fee incurred when using a credit card.)
* On stays of 2 weeks or more, a $300 deposit is due at the time of booking, 2 months prior to arrival a total of 50% deposit is required, with the remaining balance due 2 weeks prior to arrival.
* It is necessary to have a to have a 4X4 vehicle.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Contant & Contant Farms Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Extra large two person shower
    Bathroom 2 - outdoor shower , Great to rinse off when coming from the beach.
  • The bathroom has an extra large walk-in shower that easily accommodates two people. The outdoor shower is great for rinsing off when returning from the beach.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • The bedroom has a ceiling fan as well as air conditioning which opens onto a balcony with incredible ocean views. The gentle sound of the waves cradle you to sleep at night and might awaken you in the morning as you gaze onto the crystal clear view of the coral and landscape beneath the water. From your balcony you will also see a 60 step stairway that takes you to your secluded beach where you can wade in the water, snorkel, swim, dive, fish, sunbath/lounge on the beach, or enjoy the 'Kodak Moment' sunsets with cocktail in hand.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Raft
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis

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