Island stonewalls & a mature tropical garden make an enchanting home for two couples. Two king master bedroom suites are equipped with air conditioning, but the island breezes make them an unnecessary option year round. Nature is at your doorstep with the Chocolate Hole Bay Beach a 100 foot walk away and the nearby salt pond provides a nesting haven for local birds.
An intimate & private hideaway for two or an economical home away from home for the family. Nestled in hillside gardens with blooming bougainvillea, hibiscus & orchids and lime trees, the island fauna beckons for exploration. You can hear the blue Caribbean Sea lap the shoreline from your deck overlooking Chocolate Hole. Come & stay in style & class economically just five minutes from the shops & restaurants of Cruz Bay.
Two separate suites each have a full bath and king bed with ample room to spread out & relax. The owner’s son – a day trader for a hedge fund based on St John & co-owner of the villa – resides in a separate one bedroom apartment with a separate entrance most of the year. He can offer you island insights and scuba tips or all the total privacy you may desire.
A spacious Great Room with a vaulted ceiling with large open doors open to a tranquil view of Chocolate Hole Bay. The cool, Caribbean trade winds sweep through the villa day & night. Additionally, every room is equipped with ceiling fans.
A modern kitchen with all the amenities and a comfortable bar overlook the Caribbean blue water and lend to a unique culinary experience. An Italian travertine stone slab dining table with a Schnell Studio weave light are situated next to the kitchen for indoor dining.
The Great Room & dining area open onto a wooden deck running the length of the villa providing an option for outdoor dining as well as additional living space. Mornings and early afternoon the deck offers bright sun while the afternoons are shady cooled as the trade winds come across the valley and the salt pond.
Steps lead to a short stroll to swimming & snorkeling at the Chocolate Hole Beach and a 5 – 10 minute drive to the spectacular National Park beaches.
We stayed at the Ocean Garden villa in April 2010. Loved the place: spacious, clean, and well organized. Beautiful Garden around the villa. This house is perfect for a family with kids or for two couples visiting St. John. 15-20 mins by car from the famous North shore beaches.
We hope to come back one day. Thank you, Don and Lucas, for taking care of us.
We had a great time. It always goes by too quick. Can't wait to come back. I made sure I brought home a real estate book with me just so I can dream...haha.
Thank you for the hospitality. We loved the villa and it worked perfectly for us. Everything we asked for was provided and more.
Happy New Year and go Navy!
Until next time,
This was a very nice house to stay in. FYI: this was my 6th trip to St. John and we've stayed in a different place each time. This trip, we stayed with another couple. Our friends stayed in the "better" suite with the double doors to the veranda. Very cute room, and the pictures make it look very lovely. It is, but... the curtains needed to be shut all the time because someone lives downstairs and there was construction happening on the sidewalks around the place. There were people walking around often enough to mandate closed curtains and loss of the sunny room. There were no curtains on the bathroom so my friend had to tape a garbage bag up. (though someone did come and hang some curtains one day when we were out). The other bedroom was okay. Someone else complained that the bathroom needed updating. Either it had been or I thought it was fine. I do understand that updates don't happen in the VI like we are accustomed to in the states because material and labor cost so much there, so maybe I'm just more understanding. That being said, the peeling paint on the jaccuzi deck REALLY does need to be re-done. It's just bad. Also, we were told that the jacuzzi heats on a timer, but it was never (never) warm enough for us to use. The living areas are beautiful. The location is great as it is a very easy and quick drive into town, the roads/driveway is good.
Great location. The villa is still a work in progress. One bedroom suite updated nicely. Great bathroom / shower. Double doors to veranda. the second suite is comfortable but needs updating. 2nd bedroom window screens are torn and windows need painting. Bathroom needs updating. Living area is very nice and kitchen very functionable. Wifi and TV worked well. Veranda needs new decking, as well as the jacuzzi deck. The jacuzzi deck was in bad shape. Beautiful morning sunrises, and view of chocolate hole. Easy 5 minute ride to Cruz Bay and main roads to beaches. The owner is extremely nice. We rented jeep from him and he arranged private taxi from air port and water taxi to St John. His art work is displayed throughout villa. Would love to see this again when al updates are complete.