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Serena Gagliotti

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Casa Contant- Sunset Views, Tradewinds, Close to Town/Beaches

9 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type villa

Overview

Contant & Contant Farms Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)

Come relax in our custom built home overlooking the vast Caribbean. Built in thermal chimneys are a natural way to keep the house cool and the tradewinds at a maximum. Unique indoor gardens compliment the astonishing Caribbean views. We are a 10 minute walk to Cruz Bay, yet just far enough out of town to enjoy peace and quiet. We look forward to making you feel welcome and comfortable and assisting you with all of your vacation wishes! NON-heavy drinkers preferred. Owner's live on property below rental house. Smoking is allowed (outside please). Guest privacy is highly respected. Enjoy your day!

Owner Description/Comments:: Year Purchased: 2000 - The house was offered to us by the original owners, as we were regular renters. After the passing of my mom in 2002, the decision was made to pack my dad up and move with him to his beloved island and away from New York winters. We love that we can make our home a special get away for others, as it was originally for us.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Serena Gagliotti (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

About Serena Gagliotti

The house was offered to us by the original owners, as we were regular renters. After the passing of my mom in 2002, the decision was made to pack my dad up and move with him to his beloved island and away from New York winters. We love that we can make our home a special get away for others, as it was originally for us.

Serena Gagliotti purchased this villa in 2000

Reviews

5
based on 9 traveler reviews

Casa Contant- Sunset Views, Tradewinds, Close to Town/Beaches
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
5

The Perfect Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just returned from a quick escape vacation to St. John and chose this Villa as a rental. The home is absolutely perfect for a vacation. The private balcony is spectacular with sunset views unsurpassed on the island. The house was as pictured and was one of the most well-equipped homes I have rented with everything one needs for the beach, including snorkeling gear, beach umbrellas, chairs, coolers and even an array of sun hats. Though there is no air conditioning, and except for an hour or so one very hot afternoon, the ceiling fans, numerous sliding doors and windows, and trade winds kept the house very comfortable. Some nights we had to close the windows.

The Villa is very close to town, the beaches, and all excrusion boat launches. We rented a Jeep (a must-have) at L&L Jeep rental just a short walking distance from the Ferry and were able to park in their lot when we went into town....parking in Cruz Bay can be a challenge. The owner met us at the Ferry and we followed her to the house. She lives in the lower level of the home, but you would never know she is there. You have a separate driveway, an exciting challenge at first, and the upper level is very private. We enjoyed the pool on the deck when not at one of the marvelous beaches. I would advise it might be dangerous for young children since their is no pool fence and the pool is deep.

We certainly hope to visit this home and St. John again. It was one of our best travel finds.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your thoughtful words! So glad you enjoyed your stay!
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United States
5

SPECTACULAR VIEW - WONDERFUL HOSTESS

  • 5 of 5

Casa Contant had all we needed and more for an unforgettable vacation. Close to town, very neat, great floor plan,snorkel gear, beach stuff etc.

Serena was always available, but you would never know she was right below. It was tough leaving this bit of paradise. We would love to return.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Thank you for your kindness and appreciation! Our home is your home whenever you'd like!
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5

You won't want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for our honeymoon! The place was perfect! The kitchen is very well equipped, as is the rest of the house -no need to bring snorkel gear, beach equipment etc. They have EVERYTHING You need! We often said we had the best of both worlds staying at the house - we never wanted to leave the house and then we never wanted to leave the beach, but each time we left each place, we couldn't wait to return! We quickly fell into a routine where we felt we could enjoy the best of everything; wake up with a view of St. Thomas from the bedroom, breakfast on the deck overlooking St. Thomas, pack a lunch for the beach, head into town for happy hour and heavy appetizers (which was a nice way to save money on dining out but still experiencing the great restaurants since dining in St. John is so expensive) and then head home for sunset and enjoy drinks and dessert with twinkling St. Thomas in the distance. The owners are lovely, and even though they live below, you would never know. Just available when you need them. They even allowed us to ship them a package of food a head of time (in a flat rate box) to save money on non-perishables.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect home for enjoying St. John

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here for our 20th Anniversary trip in November 2012. The villa location is absolutely perfect for enjoying St. John and Cruz Bay. You are a quarter mile from the nicest grocery on the island, and even closer to the only gas station. This is a huge convenience when you are new to the island, as we were. Proceed down the hill and you are in Cruz Bay. We would go out to eat every evening because it was so quick and convenient. As for the property itself, it is beautiful. Well kept gardens welcome you from the short driveway. The villa is large and perfect for a family or couple. There is an outdoor shower that we loved after returning from the beach each day. The view is incredible and all the pictures are very accurate. The villa has everything you need to enjoy St. John - beach chairs, coolers, and snorkel equipment, etc. Also, it really lets you experience the real St. John; i.e. because there is no A/C, you sleep with the screened windows open, which gives you all the sounds of the wildlife at night. We thought this was great because we don't get this at home. And, several large ceiling fans keep the air moving and as comfortable as possible. The owners live just below and down a bit. They even use a seperate driveway so you really feel to yourselves, with the added bonus that they are right there if you need anything. This is a great place to stay in St. John and we hope to bring our kids back with us some day!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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new york city
5

A Perfect Piece of Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

A perfectly lovely villa, close to town but very secluded and private. The view is absolutley wonderful. I loved the charming pool on the deck and EVERYTHING we needed was available. I will definitely return, it was a perfect home away from home, great price and the only problem was that we had to come back! I cannot wait to return!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Michigan USA
5

Casa Contant Villa BEAUTIFUL!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Casa Contant numerous times. The view is breathtaking and the villa is beautiful. The owners are wonderful. Can't ask for anything better in paradise. Going back soon!!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Car: recommended

Cruz Bay, USVI - St. John, Caribbean (.75 miles to Cruz Bay).

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Parasailing, Wildlife Viewing, Rock Climbing, Basketball Court, Miniature Golf

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Rates & Availability

Contant & Contant Farms Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Off Season 2016 Weekly
Apr 16 2016 - Nov 30 2016
1 night minimum stay
$1,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
In Season
Dec 1 2016 - Apr 15 2017
1 night minimum stay
$2,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
Off Season
Apr 16 2017 - Nov 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
$1,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $0
Tax Rate 12.5%

NOTE: Instant quotes can not be guaranteed and do not reflect different pricing structures which are detailed below. Call or email owner and see detailed rate info below. I apologize. This website is inflexible in the way owners can input and display different pricing. I've contacted them about it.
$1800-$2900/wk US Dollars
In Season Dec 1- April 17 .. $2400/week 2 people .. $2900/week 4 people.;
Off Season April 18- Nov 30 ... $1800/week 2 people .. $2300/week 4 people.;
Nightly rates less than 7 nights In Season: 1-3 nights:: $500/night 2 people..$600/night 4 ppl;
Nightly rates less than 7 nights In Season: 4-6 nights:: $400/night 2 people..$500/night 4 ppl;
Nightly rates less than 7 nights Off Season: 1-3 nights $375/night 2 people..$475/night 4 people.;
Nightly rates less than 7 nights Off Season: 4-6 nights $300/night 2 people..$400/night 4 people
Rates do not include the 10% USVI Hotel Tax, which is due with final payment;
50% deposit is due within 2 weeks of booking and the balance plus tax, 30 days prior to arrival. Owner lives on property below rental house. Smoking allowed (outside please) Guest privacy is HIGHLY respected. NON-heavy drinkers preferred.
Dates Available: November thru Mid-August

NOTE: "Instant Quote" rates can not be guaranteed. Call or email owner and see detailed rate info above. I apologize. This website is inflexible in the way owners can input and display pricing. I've contacted them about it.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Contant & Contant Farms Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
    Full 2 - toilet
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • duty free shops
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Smoking allowed (outside please). NON-heavy drinkers preferred. Pets not allowed but there are 2 'bush' cats that live on property. They are harmless and can be shooed away easily. The pool is a 'dipping' pool. It ranges from 4-6' deep.

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