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Secret Luxury. Villa with Swimming Pool, Beach, Dock & Boat

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa (4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms) Sleeps 9

The house is located on the quiet east side of Jost Van Dyke, overlooking many smaller islands and cays (Sandy Cay, Sandy Spit, Green Cay, Little Jost Van Dyke). Your arrival to the villa will ideally be via water taxi, and is the beginning of a memorable and relaxing vacation.

You will be met at the Sandy Ground dock by our caretaker, who will assist you with your luggage and provisions, and transport you the short drive up the hill to the house. From here you will encounter far reaching views, welcoming ocean breezes and a serene sense that all your troubles are all far behind you.

Two of the four bedrooms are situated in a two storey unit (one upstairs and one downstairs), each with its own en-suite and an upstairs living room with TV, DVD's, etc. Both bedrooms open up onto large wooden decks which wrap around the unit. This deck extends out to the pool area where sun loungers, rocking chairs, bbq, and a 270 degree view of ocean and islands await you. The third bedroom is in a seperate unit and consists of a kingsize bed with study and en-suite bathroom with roll-top bath and shower. This bedroom has wrap around glass windows with views over the ocean. The fourth bedroom is situated closer to the living area and contains a double and a twin bed, ideal for the children or another couple. The kitchen is fully stocked with modern appliances. A seating area with butcher block counters and teak bar stools separates the kitchen from the second living room. Three sets of double doors lead out to another large deck where you will find the covered dining area.

A dinghy is available as a complementary service for those wishing to explore the surrounding islands and beaches. All beach bars and restaurants on Jost are accessible by boat. The mangroves in the bay are a wonderful, safe place to explore on a kayak. One can also kayak, hike or dinghy to nearby beaches and restaurants. A double kayak is available for our guests to enjoy.

Jost Van Dyke has its very own dive shop if you are an avid scuba diver, or looking to get certified. There are some great dive locations nearby.

The shallow 'flats' in the adjacent bay are considered a great place for fly fishing.

Provisioning needs to be done ahead of arrival. You should arrive with all your groceries. You can always get a few emergency supplies in Great Harbor.

Great House Villa is your ideal getaway. This rental is suitable for a romantic escape or honeymoon, as well as a family and friends vacation.

Keywords: guest house, vacation villa, luxury accommodation

More Details

Owner
Cathryn Hempel
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 16, 2017

About Cathryn Hempel

In 2003 my husband and I purchased a house on Jost Van Dyke in the British Virgin Islands. We have since completed extensive renovations, creating what is now a beautiful luxury vacation home, with lots of added creature comforts to ensure that being on an out-island doesn't necessarliy mean roughing it. The main form of transportation to and from the villa is by boat, which creates an exciting and diverse lifestyle.

Cathryn Hempel purchased this villa in 2003

Why Cathryn Hempel chose British Virgin Islands

Jost Van Dyke is the perfect place to have a vacation rental. The island is frequented by a multitude of sailboats and charter yachts on a daily basis and has some world class beaches and beach bars. Vacationers come from far and wide to sail our waters and soak up the relaxed atmosphere on the beaches of Jost.

What makes this villa unique

Snorkeling the unspoiled reef in front of our property offers some wonderful sightings of sea life, including turtles, stingrays and hundreds of colorful tropical fish and corals. The nearby islands offer some exciting day trips on the dinghy. Sipping cocktails on the pool deck while the sun sets over the ocean and the pelicans swoop for their supper, one is inclined to believe that life can't get any better. Getting on a boat to transport us to and from the property is truly unique. Personally, my favorite time of the day is early morning, when I get to spend some quiet time doing yoga on the shaded pool deck.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The Great House Villa exceeded our expectations - what a fantastic home you have in the Caribbean. Saga is without a doubt a gem. He always stopped by in the mornings to check in on us and even let us use his cell phone to make local calls as our Canadian cells couldn't get out. One evening we walked over to Little Harbor for lobster dinner and Blossom introduced herself to us. You are very fortunate to have such wonderful help to look after the villa and your guests. Thank you, Debbie.
Jan 2012
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Amenities

Jost Van Dyke Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • 4 private ensuite bathrooms. Two have tub and shower. Two are shower only.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunk beds with full double bed below and twin above
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Double bed with twin bunk (1) with pillow-top mattresses and tempurpedic pillows., Child Beds (1) There is a foldaway bed for a child. All bedrooms have stunning sea views.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

Secret Luxury. Villa with Swimming Pool, Beach, Dock & Boat
average rating of 4.965517 based on 30 reviews
5

The Perfect House

  • 5 of 5

As every year so far we had a wonderful time again in your Villa on Jost. The noticeable changes were greatly appreciated. Our “grill team” had a few drinks around the grill station each night while preparing delicious dinners. The new stove worked well. It really does feel like home. We admired the corn hole game but had no time to play, imagine that! Saga took good care of us and I thoroughly miss the fresh Okra and Passionfruit. Looking forward to next year.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

AMAZING Trip

  • 5 of 5

Blessed to spend a week in paradise with my fians! The Great House Villa certainly lived up to all the hype I had read on these reviews. As mentioned by many - Cathryn was great to work with and Saga was awesome. Saga stopped by every day to make sure we had everything we needed. It was our first time to the Virgin Islands and I can’t imagine a better location. The peacefulness and beauty of Jost east side is perfection. This combined with the dinghy, is really the key to the perfect blend of relaxation and amazing adventures . With calm seas each day we were able to visit each of the places Cathryn points out in her day trip ideas (Bubbly pool, Great Harbour, White Bay, Sandy Spit, Sandy Cay). We loved them all - hard to pick out a favorite! It’s hard to add to what others have said - the grounds of the house are gorgeous - sweeping views, beautiful gardens, starlit nights - gosh, I really miss it! The interior of the house is wonderfully decorated throughout and really does have all the amenities - topped off by amazing views from every room (even the bathrooms!).The plunge pool and outdoor showers were a perfect complement to the tropical weather. I can't even express all of my gratitude to Kathrn and will be back very soon!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing in every way!

  • 5 of 5

Blessed to spend a week in paradise with my wife and our best friends (another couple)! The Great House Villa certainly lived up to all the hype I had read on these reviews. As mentioned by many - Cathryn was great to work with and Saga was awesome. Saga stopped by every day to make sure we had everything we needed.

It was our first time to the Virgin Islands and I can’t imagine a better location. The peacefulness and beauty of Jost east side is perfection. This combined with the dinghy, is really the key to the perfect blend of relaxation and amazing adventures . With calm seas each day we were able to visit each of the places Cathryn points out in her day trip ideas (Bubbly pool, Great Harbour, White Bay, Sandy Spit, Sandy Cay). We loved them all - hard to pick out a favorite!

It’s hard to add to what others have said - the grounds of the house are gorgeous - sweeping views, beautiful gardens, starlit nights - gosh, I really miss it! The interior of the house is wonderfully decorated throughout and really does have all the amenities - topped off by amazing views from every room (even the bathrooms!). We cooked breakfast on the grill outside every morning (mainly just because we could and it was beautiful out there!) The plunge pool and outdoor showers were a perfect complement to the tropical weather.

Can’t say enough about this vacation and our stay at the Great House!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West Chester, PA
5

Absolute Perfection!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful vacation! Catherine provided all the information we needed to coordinate the details of our stay. Saga was truly AMAZING. The attention he gives to the villa and its grounds was evident. Saga also went out of his way to make sure we were enjoying our time on Jost. He helped us coordinate a day trip to The Baths and a hike to the Bubbly Pool.

The Villa is perfect: exquisite views, sea breezes, a plunge pool, and space for everyone. Waking up to the sunrise was a great start to each day. Even though it was warm in August, the constant breezes, as well as the ceiling fans kept us comfortable. The mosquitoes I read about weren’t an issue until we had a rainy day…then they were out in force, but the bug spray we brought did the trick.

Following Catherine’s instructions and with Saga’s help, provisioning was accomplished without a hitch. The kitchen was well stocked, so we enjoyed cooking and using the grill. The washer and dryer also came in handy.

The dinghy was a blast; we used it to go to Foxy’s in Great Harbor, Taboo and Bee Line Bar across the way. We were also able to kayak one day, but we stayed near the dock. The beach is beyond amazing. I worried about having shade, but there were ample trees near the water. We were able to snorkel from the beach; the reef was incredible.

We were sad to say goodbye to the starlit nights and peaceful quiet, but we will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Quite and calm with all the luxuries

  • 5 of 5

I have been coming to Jost Van Dyke for many years and stayed in many places on the island. Great house is perfect for people that want all the calm and quite that side of the island has to offer with all the quality amenities that many island villas don't have (large kitchen, washing machine & dryer, etc). Catherine was wonderful to work with. She was quick to respond to emails and very accommodating. The care taker, Saga, was very attentive and helpful with whatever we might have needed. He came and checked in on us most mornings and would cut up a fresh coconut from one of the trees around the house (very tasty!). I would highly recommend a stay in great house for a quite and 'off the beaten path' stay while having all the luxuries.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago
5

Best Villa on Jost

  • 5 of 5

We rented The Great House last week an had an amazing time. The home is idyllically set on a hill above the water on the east end of Jost. Saga, the caretaker, is wonderful and does and amazing job with the property and the lush landscaping. If you want relaxation away from the congestion of St. Thomas or Tortola, this home has it all!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Soggy Dollar Bar
Foxy's "Foxhole" Boutique and Bar
Sandy Spit
One Love Bar and Grill
Soggy Dollar Bar
Foxy's Taboo
Soggy Dollar Bar
Bubbling Pool
"Fabulous when the tide is high, or if there's a decent swell on the north shore. A small "c..."
Foxy's Taboo Bar & Restaurant
"Our nearest restaurant! Serves great food, cold beer and has its own dock. A lovely stop af..."
Nearest Airport
12 Miles
St Thomas
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
B-Line Beach Bar
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Great Harbor, Jost Van Dyke
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
St Thomas
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Foxy's Taboo
Nearest Beach
25 Metres
Sandy Ground
Nearest Point of Interest
Bubbly Pool
Nearest Point of Interest
Lettsome Plantation Ruins
Nearest Point of Interest
Soggy Dollar Bar
Nearest Point of Interest
Foxy's Tamarind Beach Bar
Nearest Point of Interest
Sandy Cay
Nearest Point of Interest
Sandy Spit
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

Jost Van Dyke Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$750
 
 
Winter
May 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$950
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$950
 

Additional information about rental rates

Dingy fuel per tank $50
Tax Rate 10.0%

An additional charge of $50 is added for one full tank of fuel for the dinghy. The dinghy is complementary, but can only carry a max of 6 passengers. For additional dinghy hire ask the owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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