|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
On a Clear Day… sits nestled within the Virgin Island National Park on the North Shore of St. John overlooking Francis Bay. And at 170 feet in elevation, indeed, it seems like some days, you *can* see forever from this newly completed (2012) secluded villa with “to die for” views of St. Thomas and the water. A westward orientation also yields spectacular sunsets from every room and deck. Yet this vacation home remains only a 1 to 2 minute drive or 5 to 10 minute walk from the fantastic swimming, snorkeling, and sunning of Francis Bay Beach and is located just 20 to 25 minutes from Cruz Bay via the North Shore Road and 10 minutes from Coral Bay. Cinnamon Bay Campground is a short 5 minute drive, and provides open air gazebo dining, a convenience store for food and supplies, and a beach shop with watersport rentals including kayaks, sailboards, and snorkel equipment.
On a Clear Day… was designed as an eco-friendly vacation home for fun, families, flexibility, health, nature, and, finally and most importantly, life renewal. Your stay should rest your soul, invigorate your body, and restore your spirit. From the privacy and tranquility afforded by the National Park’s location to the structure’s exercise room and 54 foot long pool lap lane for workouts to a completely flat first floor (including one bedroom) for guests who may be physically challenged, this villa offers something for everybody.
For those interested in learning more about Green Energy Conservation, On a Clear Day… is a 5 Star Tropical Green Building, as certified by the Island Green Living Association. The villa makes use of low solar gain, low-E glass throughout together with LED and CFL lighting, Energy Star appliances, fans, and TVs, low flow WaterSense plumbing fixtures, dual flush toilets, individually controlled high SEER-rated ductless air-conditioning units, solar heated domestic hot water, and a solar reflective metal roof sitting over a thermal reflective blanket and fiberboard insulation. The entire villa is powered by two large ground-mounted photovoltaic arrays situated on land just below the structure. Continuing in the Green vein, On a Clear Day... utilizes organic-based fertilizer for its landscaping and the mildest forms of insecticide for pest control.
The entire interior is enclosed in one structure. Four large bedrooms comprise the sleeping space, three at 308 square feet and the master at 480. Three contain king size beds, the fourth with two twins that can easily be brought together to create king sized sleeping. All bedrooms have ceiling fans, secluded balconies, and private baths with dual sinks and tumbled marble showers. Each has an individually controlled air-conditioning unit along with a 40 inch LED TV with Dish Satellite programming and a Blu-ray disc player.
The kitchen with Brazilian granite countertops and environment-friendly bamboo cabinetry is fully equipped with an ultra-quiet dishwasher, refrigerator/freezer with ice maker, convection oven/range with hood, microwave, and wine cooler. A washer/dryer is available for guests along with a Weber gas outdoor grill. The kitchen has counter seating for 4 and abuts a dining room with seating for 8 to 10.
The Great Room is furnished in contemporary green bamboo/rattan and offers panoramic views of the pool, pool deck, and Francis Bay from every corner. A 60 inch LED TV with Bose Surround Sound is available for your viewing and music pleasure. WiFi transmits to every room of the villa.
An air-conditioned exercise room with TV/stereo/ipod dock provides a Bowflex home gym, Sole elliptical machine, and a Concept II rowing Ergometer.
A wide pool deck supplies comfortable lounging with incomparable views of Francis Bay below and St. Thomas in the distance. Poolside offers various degrees of sun protection from out and out tanning to partial protection provided by trellises to complete coverage. A low chemical saltwater pool runs 3 foot 4 inches to 4 foot 6 inches in depth and contains a 54 foot long, 7 foot wide lap lane for exercise and an in-pool bench for relaxation. A screened-in porch off the dining room offers space for bug-free outside eating and socialization and easily opens to the pool deck via sliders.
We feel On a Clear Day… provides for both a healthful and relaxing vacation for friends and family and for youngsters, oldsters, and everybody in between. Nature and serenity abound, yet, if needed, technology is not far away. See below for more details. We hope you can partake in the St. John Experience.
A few helpful notes about communication services on the island:
CELL PHONE SERVICE: Cell phone service on St. John may be spotty with certain carriers. Additionally, North Shore locations may pick up cell towers on Tortola (The British Virgin Islands). If this occurs, expensive roaming charges could potentially be applied to your bill and/or you may be charged international rates. PLEASE FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH YOUR PERSONAL CELL PHONE PLAN BEFORE TRAVELING TO THE ISLAND. This villa is equipped with a cellular signal booster positioned towards St. Thomas. The system serves to stabilize and strengthen incoming and outgoing cellular phone and Internet signals at the house, and, in most cases, your communications will be via cell towers on St. Thomas and not Tortola. St. Thomas antennas are AT&T dominated. Thus, cell phone users on St. John find AT&T the company of choice for coverage and quality and, at times, to avoid roaming charges. You may wish to consider a pay-as-you-go AT&T phone for your vacation if you use another carrier. Again, know your cell phone plan. Lastly, for communicating with friends and relatives off island, consider your computer’s video Skype mode via the house’s WiFi system. In most cases, this will be free.
LOCAL PHONE SERVICE: Local phone service is available at the villa through St. John’s only telephone company. As in many semi-remote spots, service can occasionally be interrupted. We will do our best to remedy the situation should this happen. Again, you may wish to consider a pay-as-you-go AT&T cell phone.
INTERNET SERVICE: Internet on St. John has traditionally been poor and via the Island’s single telephone company using DSL connections. On a Clear Day … has chosen to employ something completely different—an enhanced optical wireless broadband type technology supplied by Surge Broadband. The fiber optic network is based in St. Thomas and signaled to St. John using wireless SkyFiber. The system’s speed is 24Mbps/5Mbps, far faster than the DSL offered in most other rental houses on the Island. Should primary Surge Broadband connectivity be lost, villa Internet fails over to a backup AT&T cellular connection. Although nothing is perfect in the Caribbean, this format comes close and is the fastest, most reliable Internet setup one will find on the Island. A suggested backup system for guests to be used on other parts of St. John and in St. Thomas is mobile cellular Internet MiFi via AT&T or Virgin Mobile.
POWER OUTAGES: Periodic power outages for minutes to several hours are not uncommon on St. John. If no storm or extraordinary circumstance is present, service is generally restored within the hour. The villa is equipped with an emergency generator.
Our grandfather purchased this land in the 1950s and as the area around it became pristine National Park, it just sat there. It was always our father's dream to build a house on it that would bring our widespread family together. That dream has finally become a reality. He put thought and love into every detail of this house. If he could, he would live down there forever, but since that cannot happen, we are able to share the house with you. We truly want people to be able to appreciate the beauty of the island from a truly beautiful home.
Tranquility, health, and flexibility set this villa apart on St. John. The peacefulness of its location within the Virgin Island National Park together with an exercise room, 54 foot long pool lap lane, and easy access to hiking and ocean swimming/snorkeling combine to make your vacation both relaxing and an energy renewing experience. If you are specifically looking for the privacy and solitude of the Francis Bay/Annaberg Plantation area of St. John, On a Clear Day… is the only home in the small cluster of Francis Bay rental villas that offers both a pool and fantastic water views from almost every angle of the property.
Spectacular house! Amazing views,location and pool. House is spacious , well constructed, tastefully decorated, clean with every amenity possible. 5 stars all the way!
We vacationed on St. John in June with another family and had a perfect vacation! The house was set up very well for our 2 families. We were able to get away and have some peace a quiet if necessary. We loved that the bedrooms had their own patios to sit outside and enjoy the view. The kitchen was well stocked, it very convenient to have the washer/dryer, and the pool was fabulous! The screened in area with dining table was great and we ate all our meals out there. We have been to St. John for the past 14 years and will only stay in Francis Bay. There is no better beach in my opinion :-) We enjoyed snorkeling the right side of Francis and saw the beautiful turtles every day. At the house we had donkeys and deer visit us daily along with bananaquits and hummingbirds. You will not be disappointed if you choose to stay at On A Clear Day!
It is a jaw dropping moment when entering ON A CLEAR DAY Villa. The privacy and view make it difficult to ever leave the pool! Pictures can never give it justice. We had nine in our party and never felt closed in, or crowded. The villa was in pristine condition with all the kitchen, electronic, and beach toy ammenities you could ever want. We have rented villas many times in St John and by far this surpasses all. Terry, the manager could not be nicer.
The villa and location were excellent! The villa is first class and exceeded my expectations. The views from morning to sunset was breathtaking, and one of our favorite rituals was hanging out in the pool every night to watch the sunset. The owners thought of every detail with this villa. BTW, must have jeep to get around the island and to the house. My husband had so much fun driving the steep hills and turns. After visiting several of the North Shore beaches, Francis was our favorite. The snorkeling was fantastic and there we no crowds like we found on Trunk or Cinnamon Bay. We also snorkeled Salt Pond Beach which was like snorkeling in an aquarium. After our week in "On a Clear Day", we are spoiled and will want to stay here again on our return. Thank you Beth and Terry for making our booking and experience so easy
Here is my review: This is the nicest house on the planet.
A testament to good taste and well thought out design at every level...energy use being one. Neither these photos nor mine can do it justice. AAA+ property managers. Im still stunned that my bad luck with a villa rental elsewhere landed me here.
One of the great weeks in my life.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Off-Season 2-4 People
Apr 8 2016 - Nov 18 2016
5 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $36 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $143 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,000|
Note that the rates listed above are for 2-4 guests.
2-4 people: $8,250/wk
5-6 people: $10,250/wk
7-8 people: $12,250/wk
2-4 people: $6,750/wk
5-6 people: $7,250/wk
7-8 people: $7,750/wk
Thanksgiving 2014 is $7,750.00/wk for 2-8 people.
Christmas/New Years 2014 is $14,700/wk 2-8 people
Rates are subject to change until confirmed by owner/manager.
There will be a Virgin Islands hotel room tax of 12.5% added to your bill. We require a 50% deposit within 7 days of confirming your reservation. The balance of your payment is due 2 months prior to your arrival date. We also need a separate check for $1,000.00 as a security deposit. This security deposit check will be returned if it is not needed.