|Minimum Stay||5 - 7 nights|
Tre Scalini was constructed and designed with a naturalist eye to take maximum advantage of St. John`s natural beauty and native elements. With 20` vaulted ceilings, a full length deck and 1.5 acres of landscaped and natural grounds, including a private pathway to the waterfront, visitors will find unmatched privacy and peaceful surroundings. In the mid-2000's the villa was extensively renovated including a new gourmet kitchen and appliances, elegantly tiled en suite bathrooms with garden styled walk-in showers in the upper bedrooms, new decking and railings and upgrades to the landscaping.
From the private driveway and parking area you will enter the villa through a gated courtyard (featuring an array of native plants) which leads to the great room featuring the kitchen, living room, and indoor dining area. There is only one step down from the parking area to the main entrance and only a single step down to either upper level bedroom so this lovely villa is mostly handicap accessible. The comfortable living room offers plenty of couches and chairs for lounging and relaxing. An entertainment center features Cable TV, DVD Player, Stereo system with MP3 connection and free wireless internet service is available throughout the villa. The adjacent indoor dining area with seating for six is also conveniently located next to the kitchen which features a arched opening for conversing with the cook and passing dishes back and forth. The absolute highlight of the Great Room is the floor to ceiling glass windows and doors which frame the magnificent ocean views. Directly outside the Great Room is the wrap around deck which features several comfortable seating and lounging areas, a gas BBQ grill and a dining table and chairs for alfresco dining.
There are two bedrooms located on the upper level on either side of the great room. The master bedroom features a king size bed with en suite tiled bathroom and walk-in garden shower. The upper level guest bedroom features a queen size bed with en suite tiled bathroom and walk-in garden shower. The lower bedroom is accessed via a spiral staircase from the upper deck or by an outside staircase to the lower leves and offers twin beds (which can be converted to a king bed) and en suite bathroom. This bedroom is equipped with air conditioning for additional guest comfort.
Tre Scallini is located in a very private area on a dead-end road which provides unmatched quiet and solitude. With virtulally no ambient noise pollution you will relish in the sounds of the surf echoing through the villa 24/7, the cacphony of tree frogs following a refreshing rain or the peaceful conversations with friends, loved ones and family as you enjoy an unforgetable vacation at Tre Scalini . Additionally, with an unobstructed view to the south and west, you will experience dramatic sunsets nearly every day from the deck at Tre Scallini. Be sure to be home with your favorite `sundowner` cocktail to enjoy the most spectacular sunsets to be seen on St. John!
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Positives: Very nicely maintained property. Feels like a cross between a beach property and tree-house fort. Friendly and very helpful staff through Cimmaron Properties (thanks Jill) from booking through our stay at Tre Scalini. Gorgeous views overlooking Chocolate Hole. Short drive to Cruz Bay for amenities/activities but far enough away to enjoy some private time (able to hear the ocean, trees, and wildlife instead of people and cars). Kitchen had enough supplies to enable most meal preparation and although not used by us, there was an outdoor grill.
Negatives: Security could have been an issue as 50% of the doors did not lock, however, as secluded as this property was from the average B&E, we did not find this to be an issue. Air conditioning refers to fans only (no enclosed AC system). Basic cable only worked 1/7 days but we would have only used it for the music stations anyway.
Overall: We enjoyed our stay at Tre Scalini and our time on St. John.
Our family of five (three teenagers and two parents) recently returned from a wonderful stay at Tre Scalini and hope to visit again in the future. The villa's location at the end of Dever's Bay gave us the peace and quiet and privacy we were looking for and the villa itself had everything we needed for a relaxing family vacation. The beds were comfortable, the kitchen well-stocked, the house extremely clean, and most of all, the views were spectacular. Homemade painkillers on the deck at sunset were a must and our kids enjoyed breakfasts outside in the morning. The villa is an easy drive to both the market and Cruz Bay but is far enough away to make you feel like you are not right in the thick of things. Lastly, the villa has its own private path down to the water and, although entering the water can be a bit tricky, the water is great once you get in and the waves terrific. The only suggestions we would have for the villa would be the following: stock the house with a few floatable items for swimming at the villa, have the path to the water cleared a bit more, and see if the cleaners could use a product with a less pungent smell (it really lingered in the lower bedroom where there was AC and not enough fresh air to clear it out).
The listing is accurate in respect to location, appearance and amenities. The property was clean and well maintained. It is outside of Cruz Bay and it is somewhat difficult to get there. But reward is a wonderful sense of isolation. It is not a place for children or people with disabilities. I would recommend it to some but not all friends or relatives.
We had a delightful stay.
My boyfriend and I enjoyed a quiet, amazing week at your beautiful Chocolate Hole villa. We have stayed all over St John, but this is our favorite house! Everything we needed was there. We really enjoyed grilling fresh fish on the deck while watching the sunsets and falling asleep to the sound of the ocean outside our open bedroom door. We were there for the full moon which lit up the ocean right below us like a dream. Snorkeling right below the house in the crystal clear water starting our mornings off before breakfast! Thank you for sharing your lovely home. We will definitely book with you again!
Wonderful vacation! Definitely recommend this place to anyone wanting a relaxing, beautiful house for their vacation. I would have stayed forever if I wasn't dragged away...
St. John is a small island approximately 4 miles wide by 9 miles long and is the home of the Virgin Islands National Park and the Coral Reef National Monument. Together these National treasures comprise more than 2/3 of the total land area and a significant amount of coastal waters surrounding St. John. Within the borders of the National Park, visitors will enjoy numerous hiking trails, visiting ruins, snorkeling and of course, sunbathing on a beautiful white sand beach. The Virgin Islands National Park Visitors Center on the waterfront in Cruz Bay is a 'must visit' location during your vacation to be sure that you will experience all The National Park has to offer.
Commonly called 'The Jewel of the Caribbean', St. John boasts of its numerous world class beaches, duty free shopping venues and eclectic collection of dining options sure to satisfy the most discerning palates. Dare to 'Live the Dream' on beautiful St. John!
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