Designed by famous local architect Glen Speer and now transformed by famous artist Donald Schnell, known for his comfortable artistic villas with style. Come and see the artist's touch added to this tropical garden paradise. An eight person fine Italian marble stone table and Italian stone tile & statuettes coupled with local island stonework create a unique European & Caribbean atmosphere. The Great Cruz Bay location (see our maps page) offers convenience to shopping, groceries, restaurants and National Park beaches, yet the villa offers unique privacy with the surrounding tropical trees and fauna.
The Beach Estate's pool overlooks Great Cruz Bay and the blue Caribbean Sea of Pillsbury Sound. Deep & luxurious, the pool area is augmented by sconces from the Donald Schnell Studio and edged with Italian marble stone and is just steps away from the property's sandy beach. Island stone planters nurture blooming hibiscus, bougainvillea & other tropical flowers. Snorkeling along the point reveals a variety of fish and an occasional lobster or sea turtle while local White Herons frequent the shoreline.
The "Four Seasons" Italian statues watch over the island stone hot tub and pool area. Italian planters with native island palms and colorful bougainvillea surround you in this peaceful & private island retreat.
The island's spectacular sunsets, views of the blue Caribbean Sea and the night time lights of St. Thomas are all visible from the spacious decks perched on the hill overlooking the tropical gardens and the beach. Island stone pathways weave steps through the garden, home of the endangered species Iguana (harmless fruit & flower eaters), to the sandy beach area. The Beach Estate's pool area offers an additional space for wedding events and other celebration gatherings
Now with five, King master bedroom suites each with a private bath, the villa is perfect for a honeymoon or anniversary couple, five couples or a family with older children. Every bedroom has a an extension phone and satellite television. Two of the bedrooms, and the secondary living space downstairs, have an additional twin bed. (Please be sure the Beach Estate's Caribbean open air design is appropriate for your children's age and family's configuration). The newly completed fourth master bedroom suite & bathroom features sconces from our studio along with island stone & brick accents with Italian travertine floor tile and counter tops.
An eight person fine Italian marble stone table looks down on the private sandy beach area and blossoming bougainvillea.
The upstairs open & breezy living area provides a traditional Caribbean atmosphere and is complemented by the enclosed, secondary living space downstairs. Both offer CD player & access to satellite television.
By night the Estate is magically lit by the handcrafted sconces created by the Donald Schnell Studio. The pool beckons guests to a midnight swim under the stars & the beach area offers an enchanting view of the twinkling night time lights of St. Thomas.
On island owner of 30 years available to assist you.
We just returned to NJ after 7 days at the Beach Estate in St. John. We were a group of 10 (this year). This is our 8th year of renting houses in the USVI and we all felt that this house and its location were the BEST! Grounds are beautiful, pool, hottub and the private beach all fabulous! We truely never wanted to leave the property. Don, Debbie, Michael & Eric took care of our every need. They are the best. We have already booked for 10 days next year. I would rent any of their properties when I come to the USVI - no more hotels.
Thanks for an awesome vacation! Pat
We rented this amazing home for a family reunion and if things could be better than perfect, it was! The entire experience was just wonderful. Each of the bedrooms was fabulous, filled with beautiful touches. And the bathrooms? Straight out of a magazine! The layout of the house itself - amazing views from each room - was conducive to separate family groups. While it was important for us to share the common areas, having our separate bedroom sanctuaries was a very nice thing indeed. Don and his family could not have been more helpful or accommodating. They assisted us in our bookings for transportation, a fishing trip, a chef to cook our Thanksgiving dinner and a day trip over to BVI. It was probably the best , least stressful vacation we have ever had. Everyone was delighted and no one was disappointed. We were a short 10 minute drive to downtown Cruz Bay, with its shops and restaurants. We could snorkel off of our private beach. The pool and hot tub were great. Thank you again Don for being so accommodating and patient with my many questions. We cannot wait to return. We would highly recommend this rental to families.
My family and spent my birthday week in this magnificent house. This home is incredible. We have traveled to a lot of places, but this is by far the most beautiful home ever. The view, the interior decorating, every room has so many unique touches, it is truly breathtaking. We cannot wait to return. Don, you were so accommodating and helpful with making our week, the perfect vacation. Thank you so much for sharing this palace with us. We had the time of our lives.
Other Activities: Shopping, kayaking, Parasailing, Boating