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Leeward St John - Newly remodelled premier accommodation.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

4 bedroom, A/C throughout, enviable south shore location

- Southerly aspect

- Secluded neighborhood

- 8 minute drive to Cruz Bay

- Recently remodeled

- 47 ft infinity pool

- Outdoor pavilion and bar

- A/C throughout

- Wi-Fi throughout

- Four king sized beds

- All bedrooms are ensuite

- On-island property manager

- Long history of repeat guests

- Spacious modern kitchen

- Outstanding views of Rendezvous Bay

- Access to private neighborhood beach

- Environmentally conscious solar field

LEEWARD ST JOHN is a luxury modern villa beautifully situated on the South shore of St. John. Overlooking the tranquil Rendezvous Bay, the house is only an 8 minute drive from Cruz Bay town centre making this the perfect location for your stay in St. John.

Leeward is positioned to capture some of the best views on the island, with all rooms and the deck enjoying fantastic vistas of the south shore of St. John, the Caribbean Sea and St. Croix 40 miles away.

An arched entranceway with an impressive 9 ft solid mahogany door leads you to the spacious kitchen and indoor dining area, with vaulted ceilings and full height windows allowing you to drink in the breathtaking Rendezvous Bay below. With Thermador appliances, breakfast bar and Subzero wine fridge, the kitchen is fully equipped for even the most discerning chef's needs.

The views continue from the vaulted Great Room, which with comfortable seating and 60 inch TV provides the perfect space for relaxing indoors. From here, French doors open onto the expansive coral stone deck. Within the outdoor Pavilion is a shaded seating area as well as a bar and grill, whilst the deck has space for plenty of sun loungers. The south facing aspect ensures you can enjoy the Caribbean sun long into the late afternoon.

The best vistas are perhaps enjoyed from within the inviting 47 ft infinity edge pool, which steps from 4ft to 6 ft in depth, and appears to join the ocean below.

Leeward's four bedrooms are furnished with king sized beds and 42 inch TVs. All are ensuite, which are beautifully tiled and fitted with rain shower heads. The two upper floor bedrooms have covered balconies which create the perfect spot for your morning coffee or a moment of solitude looking out over the bay.

The house has A/C throughout with numerous ceiling fans ensuring comfortable temperatures.

We are environmentally conscious at Leeward, and a large array of solar panels are fitted out of sight beneath the house. Rain water and grey water is captured and used to water the luscious garden, in which we take pride. Power outages do occasionally occur in the USVI, so the house is equipped with state of the art battery back up power.

In summary, Leeward is a beautiful family house with well crafted details and upscale furnishings to ensure your vacation is a memorable one. We and numerous returning guests have enjoyed Leeward for 16 years, and with the recent remodelling we are extremely confident that it will continue to provide premium accommodation for those visiting St. John.

More Details

Property Manager
Howard and Lee Ann Jones
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2017

About Howard and Lee Ann Jones

We first traveled to St. John in 1994, with two very young children in tow, desperate to escape the London winter blues. Earlier in our marriage we'd travelled to a number of Caribbean islands, but the beauty of St. John was just awe inspiring. On that very first visit we purchased land, beginning a long and wonderful association with the Island of St. John. Leeward St John was completed in 1999.

As our family grew and aged, the one constant in all our lives was Leeward. In their early years, the children spent time in the shallows of Maho Bay, playing and learning to snorkel, but also accompanied us on hikes and more adventurous outings as their confidence grew. Now we do all that, but can also throw in an hour at the Beach Bar or Woodys!

Leeward has provided countless memories as the family has grown up. The London winters are still dreary, and we escape frequently to St. John. The lure of the island is strong, and even after 20+ years there is a rush of anticipation as we prepare for another visit.

In 2015 we decided that it was time to extensively upgrade the house. We sought the expertise of well respected local architect Michael Milne, which has resulted in the breathtaking incarnation of Leeward you see today.

It is a gorgeous island, and a beautiful house from which to enjoy it. Our family has done so, and judging by the number of repeat guests at Leeward, some stretching back over 12 years, many others have done so to.

We prefer to call guests 'Friends of Leeward' as opposed to 'Visitors'. We do hope you'll find time to visit St. John, and if your travel plans incorporate another villa, that is fine too. Enjoy the natural beauty of St. John. We know you'll be back.

Why Howard and Lee Ann Jones chose Cruz Bay

The South shore of St John is a popular destination for visitors. Rendezvous Bay is the most beautiful of the residential areas on the south shore, and Klein Bay is a charming and picturesque community within Rendezvous.

We were fortunate to buy this plot long before the real estate boom. It is a choice lot, high enough to benefit from the gentle trade breeze, but low enough to feel as if you can step off the deck in to the ocean. The house faces due south making the pool and deck a favoured place. Enjoying an early morning coffee on the deck overlooking Ditleff Point, lounging on the pool side furniture soaking up the sun shine, laying on a pool float listening to music from the outdoor speakers, or having a late afternoon cocktail are all options you'll want to consider. And the night sky is a a joy to behold.

The house itself benefits from high quality finishings. Yet it is not pretentious. Maintenance and cleanliness are high on the agenda, so you can relax in comfort. A/C and copious ceiling fans throughout the property keep it cool. There are stunning views from every aspect.

We're a pretty active family, and after a day out on the latest adventure, nothing beats coming back to Leeward, firing up the BBQ, and sipping a cold beer or a rum cocktail whilst looking out over the ocean.

No Caribbean property is complete without a garden and we take pride in the gardens at Leeward. It can be challenging at times, but there is a good array of mature palms and shrubs, fruit trees including mango, banana, coconut, star fruit and lime. I like to rise early and wander about the garden watching the humming birds feed and marvel at the colours of the foliage and tropical flowers.

Leeward is a well maintained upmarket, family house with beautiful furnishings. Its views are unsurpassed, with many guests enjoying fabulous memories of the house. I feel confident you will too.

What makes this villa unique

- Southerly aspect

- Secluded neighborhood

- 8 minute drive to Cruz Bay

- Recently remodeled

- Infinity pool

- A/C throughout

- Wi-Fi throughout

- All king sized beds

- All bedrooms are ensuite

- On-island property manager

- Long history of repeat guests

- Spacious modern kitchen

- Outstanding views of Rendezvous Bay

- Access to private neighborhood beach

Amenities

Rendezvous & Ditleff Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , Off of living room
  • 4.5
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bed and ensuite bathroom. Balcony.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Upstairs guest bedroom with ensuite bathroom. Balcony
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Downstairs bedroom and ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Downstairs bedroom and ensuite bathroom.
  • King size beds (4), all ensuite
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Leeward St John - Newly remodelled premier accommodation.
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
Shaftsbury, Vermont
5

Perfect stay in Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, together with another couple, had an absolutely perfect stay at Leeward St. John Villa. It surpassed our high expectations - in fact, the glorious photos of this property do not adequately capture the allure and tranquility of the location and view. The home is luxuriously outfitted - our every need was met beautifully. From the huge chef's kitchen to the four king bedrooms with beautiful ensuite baths, to the most perfect infinity pool overlooking the spectacular south facing vista of Rendezvous Bay (and St. Croix beyond), we couldn't have found a more perfect spot to "leave the world behind". Every room has a beautiful ocean view. Thank you, Howard and Lee Ann, for outfitting your home with everything we could possibly have needed - beach towels, beach chairs, gas grill, floats, tasty treats upon arrival, and the list goes on and on. We so enjoyed reading the many journal entries of previous guests who have had the privilege of staying in this beautiful home over the years. The tips on beaches, restaurants, suggested boat trips to neighboring islands - all helped to make our own stay perfect! This was our second visit to St. John, and our first to Leeward. But it most certainly will not be our last! This home gets our very highest recommendation!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for submitting your review of Leeward, and thank you again for such a wonderful endorsement. We do make every effort to ensure each and every guest at Leeward has a memorable week, and we do encourage everyone to leave suggestions and comments for other guests that follow. There is quite a wealth of St John experience in all the guest books at Leeward. You will be very welcome to return when the allure of St John becomes overwhelming!
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Amityville, NY USA
5

Fantastic Villa, we had great presidents week vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Hello, we stayed at Leeward from Feb 19-27, 2017. It is a beautiful, very well maintained house! So clean and bright, perfect for our group. The kitchen was huge and amazing as we like to cook home many nights. The outdoor and pool area were absolutely stunning, so large and comfortable. The bedrooms and bathrooms were also bright, clean, up to date and spacious. We love the location also, so easy to get to town. The owner spent great time with me on the phone and was very knowledgeable when we were initially looking at the house. The management group on island was very pleasant and easy to work with. This was our 12 vacation on St John and we would absolutely stayed at Leeward again!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. It is always gratifying to get positive feedback from St John 'veterans' ! For those people who know the island well an endorsement is especially valued. We do appreciate the time and effort in submitting a review. Of course, you will be very welcome to return on your next trip to St John.
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5

Amazing Villa, amazing family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing villa Leeward is! I can honestly say, and I speak for my entire family; that our first trip to St John was without a doubt our best vacation ever! The property is absolutely gorgeous and the view from the beautiful infinity pool is breathtaking! After long day trips to the many beaches it was very refreshing to relax with a drink in the pool and watch the sunsets. Everything is provided for outings to the beach...chairs, beach towels and coolers.

The villa is beautifully appointed yet has a very "homey" feel. The kitchen is well equipped with high end appliances and all the modern amenities you could ask for! Leeward is conveniently located to Cruz Bays shops, bars and restaurants. The property managers at Carefree Getaways were extremely helpful in guiding us to the villa and making sure we knew where everything was and answering any questions we may have!

Our family is looking forward to another trip to St John and another stay at Leeward Villa. I highly recommend staying at Leeward...you will be glad you did!

Thanks Howard and Lee Ann for sharing your beautiful villa!!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Vicky for such a kind review. A beautiful island, a lovely house and a good attitude guarantees a successful vacation! Sounds like you nailed it!
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5

Our most memorable family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

THE VIEW! THAT POOL! Everything about this Villa is absolutely amazing, but its the view and the pool that takes you away any time of the day. The house is modern, beautifully appointed and has all high end appliances and more cooking supplies than you will ever need! We were a group of 6 adults and 3 young children and the house accommodated everyone with plenty of space and more than enough outdoor seating. Our day trips to the beaches were made easy with beach chairs, beach towels, coolers and ice provided by the villa.

The location of this Villa is perfect! Set up on a hill in private residential neighborhood, our time spent at the Villa and by the pool were peaceful and relaxing. Leeward is a quick drive to Cruz Bay and all its action! Not too far from the gorgeous beaches of St. John, which we visited daily, but all roads lead us back to that amazing infinity pool! Relaxing on the floats, drinking while sitting on the in-pool bench or looking out over the infinity edge....blue water for miles disappears into the blue sky! The kids swam for hours, and even danced thanks to the incredible sound system outdoors! In the evenings we'd sip cocktails in the warm air while taking in the view of passing cruise ships! Where else can you see the sun rise and set for the same spot...just perfect!

The property management company were a pleasure to work with! They were very helpful and responsive to our questions during our planning stage and even more so once we arrived to the island. I even had several conversations with the home owner leading up to our trip and he was just as helpful! In our conversations you could tell he took such pride in the Leeward Villa! And from the moment we first stepped into the home I could see why!

We hope to be back soon and highly recommend this villa for your next vacation!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a delightful review. Leeward is in an enviable location, and we do try to ensure that all guests have a memorable stay. We have many repeat guests and understandably they don't post reviews, so it is very kind for first time visitors to do so. Of course, you will be very welcome to return .
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Wichita, Kansas
5

Great stay for our family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this Villa for our spring break vacation and had an incredible stay. Our group of 6 included my parents, my wife and 2 kids (teens) and I. The layout of this home was perfect for us with 4 bedrooms stacked 2 and 2, each with their own bathroom. The views out of the top floor rooms are absolutely amazing! The property management group, Carefree Getaways, were easy to work with and very helpful for us first time St. John visitors. They helped us choose a car rental company and gave us advice on things to do during our stay. The Villa is exactly what the pictures show and more. I never would have thought the pool was as big as it was and 8 ft. deep. The outdoor living area is perfect and a great place to spend time. The kitchen was equipped for all our needs and we fixed numerous meals both indoors and out using the grill. We are already planning another trip in the future with 3 other couples and can't wait to spend more time here. St. John was exactly what we wanted, its just too bad you have to land on St. Thomas to get there!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for posting a review, it's very kind of you to do so. We remember our first trip to St John many years ago, and how mesmerised we were by the beauty of the island. That first trip will long remain in the memory banks! We're very pleased you enjoyed staying at Leeward. Pictures just never seem to do justice to the views out over Rendezvous Bay, and having a morning coffee on the deck just looking out is a pretty good way to start the day... It's great to have a responsive, reliable and totally dedicated management team on island. As owners we know things will run smoothly, and guests can be assured that they will be taken care of. You'll be very welcome to return.
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5

A Thanksgiving Trip to Remember

  • 5 of 5

My family of six rented this gorgeous villa the week of Thanksgiving. The management company, Carefree Getaways, were incredibly responsive and helpful with our questions leading up to the trip. They provided thorough and helpful information and there were no surprises. Well…the only surprise was that the villa is even more lovely than the pictures! Each bedroom and bath is beautifully appointed. Our kids are older (25, 25, 17 & 14) and the layout of the four bedrooms gave each of us privacy and no one felt like they "got the bad bedroom." The kitchen is fantastic and fully equipped. I even cooked a full Thanksgiving dinner -- and it was easy! The location is perfect. Just far enough way from the congestion of Cruz Bay, but very convenient for dining, beaches, etc. The views are breathtaking -- morning sunrise AND evening sunset from the privacy of the beautiful deck. We would HIGHLY recommend this villa and would choose to stay there again if we're lucky enough to make it back to St. John!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're very pleased that you all enjoyed a fabulous week on St John, and at Leeward. Having an on island management company is a big help. We've known Cindy, who runs Carefree, for over 20 years and we have complete faith in her and her team. We like the views from the deck as well. Hard to get a picture that truly shows it in it's glory. Many people who stay at Leeward say the same thing. Anyway, thank you so much for making the effort to post a review, and if the island lures you back, please do get in touch.
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Rates & Availability

Rendezvous & Ditleff Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
Apr 15 2017 - Sep 1 2017
5 night minimum stay
$771
$5,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
$7,500
Flat fee
 
 
Holiday Season
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
$12,000
 
 
High Season
Jan 3 2018 - Apr 14 2018
5 night minimum stay
$900
$6,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $150 per night, per additional guest
 
Off Season
Sep 1 2018 - Oct 28 2018
5 night minimum stay
$4,900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $70 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$771
$5,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.5%

The quoted rates are based on 1-4 people. For each additional person the rates are as follows:
- High Season $150 per night pp
Refundable deposit is required by first time visitors to Leeward. I hope you understand the reasoning behind this. Everyone has always received a full refund.

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