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Villa with Tropical Fruits for you to Pick and Enjoy. Lap Pool, Hot tub + Hammocks

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 10 nights

Overview


Details
Property
villa
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
5 - 10 nights

Description

East End Villa Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 2.0 Bathrooms, 8 Sleeps (WITH DOUBLE BED IN 2ND BEDROOM LOFT)

On the unspoiled east end of Saint Johns, perched just 110 feet above the live coral reefs, white sands and soothing surf of Dreekets Bay, sits the tropical residence The Retreat. The grounds at this bijou villa feature papaya, passion fruit, banana, lemon and lime trees for you to pick and enjoy seasonally. Among its charms, outside one bedroom pavilion is a wooden staircase that leads to a trail zigzagging all the way down to Haulover Bay.

The landscaped courtyard at The Retreat includes a pergola, lap pool, hot tub and a terrace welcoming guests into an aura of tranquil serenity swept by cooling trade winds. Its three pavilions, washed with cool green hues, are situated to overlook the sparkling panorama of Sir Francis Drake Channel with the verdant island of Tortola beyond. A hammock awaits the sway of quieter moments. The villa also features a barbeque grill. The indoors are loaded with entertainment options including electronic screening, satellite TV, a movie collection, books, games and a PlayStation 2. Wi-Fi access is complimentary.

This lovely hideaway is finished with rich slate tiles, handcrafted mahogany cabinetry and accent pieces from Guatemala, Indonesia, Burma and Thailand. High ceilings provide an airy atmosphere to the nearly alfresco interior open plan dining, living and kitchen areas. Cooking in the kitchen offers the illusion of floating on the sea.

Two air conditioned king bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms flank the main pavilion, and both offer a loft with extra-long double beds. The baths feature romantic outdoor showers from which the spectacular views can be enjoyed in complete privacy. For additional guests, the sofa in the living area can be converted into a comfortable queen bed or two single beds, with your advance request. Children aged seven years and older are welcome.

Frommers deems Haulover Bay one of the best snorkeling destinations on Saint John, and locals say its the best. Keep an eye out for frolicking dolphins or the gentle glide of a sea turtle swimming by. A few feet down the shoreline from the trail, a lovely crescent of white sand and rock beach curves around crystal clear waters, waiting for you. The Retreat offers the ideal combination of elegant luxury and relaxing seclusion. Refresh your spirit with this luxury villas ambience of natural harmony and peace.

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KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

Due to the villa being in a remote location, renting a car is recommended, therwise taxi service to other destinations on the island is necessary. For groceries, we recommend guests request pre-stocking services.

BEDROOM BATHROOM

Bedroom 1: King bed, Air conditioning, Safe, Loft with extra-long double bed (accessible by ladder), En-suite bathroom with alfresco shower

Bedroom 2: King bed, Air conditioning, Safe, Loft with extra-long double bed (accessible by ladder), En-suite bathroom with alfresco shower

Additional Bedding: Award-winning designer sofa in living area can be made into either a queen-sized bed OR into 2 single beds

FEATURES AMENITIES

Electronic screening

Satellite TV (120 channels including Cinemax and HBO)

VCR/DVD/CD player and Sirius Satellite Radio with surround sound

Movie collection

Radio

Sony PlayStation II (bring your own games)

Movie collection

Books and games

Wi-Fi access

Voice mail

Hammock

Automatic generator

Dishwasher

Laundry

Complimentary Welcome Basket on arrival

Coolers

OUTDOOR FEATURES

Electronic gate to villa

Lap pool (6 ft x 40 ft; 4.5 ft deep)

Hot tub

Gas grill on patio

Some snorkelling gear

Beach chairs

STAFF SERVICES Included

Weekly maid service for stays of 14 days or more

At Extra Cost

Villa pre-stocking (advance notice required)

In-house chef (advance notice required)

Car rental

Airport transfers

VILLA POLICIES

Maximum 4 guests

Children welcome 7 years old

Non-smoking villa

Pets are not allowed

LOCATION

Drakeet's Bay, Haulover Bay, East end

5 minute hike to beach

Advertised rates may vary according to the season and duration of stay

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Property Manager
Luxury Retreats International
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, russian, italian, arabic
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
December 8, 2016
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Villa with Tropical Fruits for you to Pick and Enjoy. Lap Pool, Hot tub + Hammocks
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews
5

Amazing Views!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and our 2 kids ages 9 and 12 spent a week at The Retreat. We had an amazing vacation. Enjoyed the views and breezes from every room! The beach below was a bit rocky but there was some great snorkeling there. We look forward to returning!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Luxury Retreats International
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5

a villa that honestly couldn't get higher review

  • 5 of 5

Before anything: I would give this trip 10 out of 10 every time. We LOVED it, want to go back, and enjoyed ourselves SO much. The pre-trip staff (shout out to Florence!) was perfect; the greeter was available and had a great personality; and at no point did we have a need that wasn't met or resolved!

That being said, as a small business owner ourselves, we do have a few suggestions:

1. It's a luxury retreat. Maybe it's fallen away in the shuffle or isn't showcased since it's an "extra", but organize the place. The scuba gear was left in a dirty, unserviceable heap; there was outdated, old food left in the fridge and pantry; and there were a lot of extra chairs or beach equipment strewn about.

2. Convenience is great, but I'm paying for a villa. Exchanging out all the furniture for foldy beach chairs made the space seem mediocre.

3. Definite ant/spider infestation. A "bomb" before the guest arrives would've taken care of that while leaving other critters/lizards in tact!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Luxury Retreats International
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5

Absolutely perfect

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for the last 5 nights of our 4 week honeymoon and it was just perfect - seriously, nothing negative to stay at all. Our biggest tip is that you must hire a jeep on this island, and in particular for this villa. It really is in the middle of nowhere, but we wanted that!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: Luxury Retreats International
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5

Amazing location!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a quiet, remote vacation, go to The Retreat. We sat and looked at the view rather than watch TV or read. I do wish the house had different seating in the main house. It is not very comfortable when you are there for a week for R&R. Loved the Hot tub and the stars at night. Really liked the feeling when the house was totally opened up. It was like being on a giant screened in porch. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: Luxury Retreats International
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The view was incredible and nearly private bay was perfect

  • 4 of 5

The Retreat must have one of the best views and most private settings on St John. Perfect size for 2 couples. Can't beat the ability to open the walls to the outdoors! Not the most convenient spot for access to restaurants, groceries, and other practicalities, but otherwise a great stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: Luxury Retreats International
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5

It was the perfect peaceful and relaxing vacation.

  • 5 of 5

We wanted a secluded and private villa and the retreat was exactly what we wanted. The endless water views were incredible.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: Luxury Retreats International
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Amenities

East End Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Luxury
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - This is an en-suite bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - This is an en-suite bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming

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