check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand

Howard and Lee Ann Jones

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Leeward St John - Newly remodelled premier accommodation.

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

Overview

Cruz Bay Villa Rental Photos and Description

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
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Howard and Lee Ann Jones (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

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

Reviews

5
based on 9 traveler reviews

Leeward St John - Newly remodelled premier accommodation.
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
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.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
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.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Chicago
5

Great Home with very nice amenities.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I and our two boys 9 and 10 recently spent a week at Leeward. The house was just great. Well appointed kitchen for cooking. It's very nice to have a home stocked nicely with most of the essentials already there. (paper towels, trash bags, etc). The pictures are what you get and that view is spectacular. Location works well to get to town or all the beaches. Store is close for anything you need. We will be back! The Carefree management team is always there for answering a question or just offering tips. Thanks for a great trip.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to post a review. We're delighted you all had a good time. Leeward does have a beautiful aspect, and we make it a priority that the house is well maintained so that everyone can enjoy their vacation in comfort. Very glad to hear our property managers took good care of you. We think they're pretty special as well. You'll be very welcome to return.
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
5

Paradise - a very special place!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived for our one week family stay at the enchanting Leeward Villa and instantly fell in love with the place. Set upon the private mountainside overlooking Klein Bay and Dittlif Point, the views are breathtaking. The villa is just a short ride to Cruz Bay and close enough to all of the beaches by car. We enjoyed walking to Klein Bay, set right below the villa. A bit of a walk, but worth it to snorkel amongst the many fish and starfish.

It was simply amazing to wake up every morning to the beautiful view from the bedroom balcony. We enjoyed many relaxing mornings just sitting outside taking in all of the views with our morning coffee. We often spent our evenings and dinner poolside. Turning off all of the villa lights, we were in awe by the glitter of the many stars above us. We knew we were in paradise - a very special place!

The villa's accomadations were perfect for our stay. Each of the 4 bedrooms were well appointed, clean and comfortable. The professionally equipped kitchen was perfect for preparing meals during our stay. We enjoyed barbecuing and eating every evening poolside at the huge outdoor dinning table. Evenings we would relax in the beautifully furnished living room.

The management team at CareFree Getaways were most professional. From the moment we stepped off the ferry they made sure our stay would be most relaxing and successful.

We highly recommend staying at the Leeward Villa. Don't think twice - while on St. John - this is truly the place to be!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I think VRBO has a double posting here.
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0
5

Paradise - a very special place!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived for our one week family stay at the enchanting Leeward Villa and instantly fell in love with the place. Set upon the private mountainside overlooking Klein Bay and Dittlif Point, the views are breathtaking. The villa is just a short ride to Cruz Bay and close enough to all of the beaches by car. We enjoyed walking to Klein Bay, set right below the villa. A bit of a walk, but worth it to snorkel amongst the many fish and starfish.

It was simply amazing to wake up every morning to the beautiful view from the bedroom balcony. We enjoyed many relaxing mornings just sitting outside taking in all of the views with our morning coffee. We often spent our evenings and dinner poolside. Turning off all of the villa lights, we were in awe by the glitter of the many stars above us. We knew we were in paradise - a very special place!

The villa's accomadations were perfect for our stay. Each of the 4 bedrooms were well appointed, clean and comfortable. The professionally equipped kitchen was perfect for preparing meals during our stay. We enjoyed barbecuing and eating every evening poolside at the huge outdoor dinning table. Evenings we would relax in the beautifully furnished living room.

The management team at CareFree Getaways were most professional. From the moment we stepped off the ferry they made sure our stay would be most relaxing and successful.

We highly recommend staying at the Leeward Villa. Don't think twice - while on St. John - this is truly the place to be!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a delightful review. We are so pleased that you had a great vacation. This is our first year on VRBO and we understand that it can be a leap of faith when booking a house unseen, so it is gratifying when expectations are met, or even surpassed. Leeward has an enviable location, and we place a big emphasis on the house being maintained to a level that makes us all comfortable. St John has a way of seducing visitors, so whenever the calling next comes, do get in contact. Thank you again for spending the time to post a review.
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
Near Washington, DC
5

Spectacular Setting

  • 5 of 5

The house was ideal for our group of three couples. We cooked great meals in the well-equipped kitchen and on the grill, then enjoyed eating them at the outside and inside tables. The bedrooms were extremely comfortable and we all slept exceptionally well.

Leeward is well-located, very well-maintained, and had everything we needed for a relaxing vacation. We found it easy to work with the property managers, who were helpful, available, and responsive. We have stayed in many VRBO properties and most were excellent, but we would rank Leeward as the best and recommend it highly.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such positive feedback. More importantly, we are delighted you were all able to relax and enjoy St John whilst staying at Leeward. Having a responsive on island representative is important for us all, so it's good to know that facet is also working well.
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Map

Car: recommended

Photos

Rates & Availability

Rendezvous Bay Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
Apr 2 2016 - Dec 17 2016
5 night minimum stay
$771
$5,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 25 2016
7 night minimum stay
$9,800
Flat fee
 
 
Holiday Season
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$14,000
 
 
High Season
Jan 3 2017 - Apr 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
$900
$6,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $150 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
- Low Season Rates $6300 5/6 people, $7000 7/8 people.

A 50% deposit is required at time of reservation.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Send a Message
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)
Unavailable

Amenities

Cruz Bay Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
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 ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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

Partner Offers

Other Vacation Properties