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Save 10% 8/23-30! Le Lapin - A/C, pool, beautiful views, great family villa

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Cruz Bay Villa Rental Photos and Description

4 bdrms, 4 baths, a/c, private, heated pool, beautiful east/west views

Le Lapin is a 4-bedroom villa located in Hart Bay on the top of the large hill that separates Hart Bay from Chocolate Hole. We wanted to be able to enjoy both the morning sunrise and the evening sunset, so we built Le Lapin on a hilltop ridge that gives us outstanding east-west views. The lovely views span more than 300-degrees and include Hart Bay, Rendezvous Bay, the south shore of St. John, Chocolate Hole, Pillsbury Sound, St. Thomas, and most important, spectacular sunrises and sunsets. Because we’re the last villa on a dead end road, this is a very private and quiet setting. Although we’re well off the beaten path, it's less than a 10-minute drive into Cruz Bay.

The house is a 2-level home that has the kitchen, living areas, and 2 bedrooms on the lower level, while the two large master bedrooms are on the upper level, accessed by interior stairs. There are wraparound decks and covered porches on both levels. The large 34’ x 12' pool has a solar heating system that keeps it warm for nighttime swims, and the pool is surrounded by a beautiful tiled sundeck with colorful tropical landscaping. The pool and sundeck are located on the west side of the house where the breeze is gentle and the sun shines from sun up to sunset, and you have clothing optional privacy. Even though Le Lapin is a south facing home, its unique design keeps the house surprisingly cool and comfortable, even in the warmest summer months.

The lower level bedrooms have twin beds that convert to king beds, while the large master bedrooms on the upper level both have king beds. All 4 bedrooms have air conditioning, tiled baths and showers, walk in closets and views of Hart Bay through screened sliding glass doors. The bedrooms also have very good privacy with no common walls shared by any of them.

The living and dining areas capture east and west views through screened sliding glass doors. The living room includes a cable color TV/VCR and a stereo/cassette/CD.

You may dine inside at a teak table that seats 6-8, or outside on the covered deck overlooking the pool, also at a teak table for 6-8

The handsome kitchen has granite countertops, mahogany cabinets, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, coffeemaker, etc., 4 burner stove and oven, refrigerator/freezer, telephone and complete dinnerware, cookware and utensils. Guests also have access to a washer/dryer.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
Property Manager
Member since: 2010
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About The Owner

We’re a family from Connecticut that has been coming to this amazing island for more than twenty years. This is the second home we have built on St. John. The first villa was also on Hart Bay and we fell in love with this wonderful location, so when we built a larger second home it had to be on Hart Bay, and of course it had to have sunrise and sunset views. We were fortunate to find this hilltop location; it’s quite a beautiful spot and we love it and hope that you enjoy as much as we do.

The Owner purchased this villa in 2002

Why The Owner chose St John

We love this setting for lots of reasons, but primarily because it has two distinct personalities. The east and south sides of the house overlook Hart Bay and the south coast of St. John. Here the sound of surf breaking on the beach below you is your background music, and the trade winds blowing in from the east are enlivening and refreshing. On the west side of the house the pool and sun deck is much more mellow, with soft breezes, lush tropical gardens and captivating views of west St. John and St. Thomas. Sunrise or sunset, bold view or relaxing view, wind in your face or gentle breeze on your bare skin – we love them both. This is also a location for sun lover's. From your bed you can watch the morning sun rise out of the sea, then bask in its warmth all day by the pool, and later watch it slowly set in a blaze of color. Also, the privacy of this location is excellent. No lost or curious tourist ever finds their way to Le Lapin because if you don’t have directions, you’ll never find us. Despite the wonderful privacy and serenity that surrounds us, we’re less than 10-minutes from great food, bars, and shopping and good times in Cruz Bay.

What makes this villa unique

Although a sunrise/sunset view is not unique to Le Lapin, it certainly is a rarity on St. John that only a few hill top homes enjoy. Almost every morning and evening Mother Nature puts on a dazzling display of color and light, and for the morning show you need only move an eyelid. For the sunset show, the refrigerator is only a few steps away from the western deck.

We’re also not the only villa with a solar heated pool that offers exceptional “no tan lines” privacy, but you’ll greatly enjoy both these highlights. The privacy factor is also found inside, as well as outside the house, with each bedroom and bath enjoying excellent privacy. Another rarity that is uniquely St. John is the sense of being far removed from civilization, yet you’re less than 10 minutes from Cruz Bay; it’s a bit of a conundrum but you’ll greatly enjoy it, especially when you’re driving home from Cruz Bay after an evening of top notch food, island drinks and friendly people.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay on St. John. I'm sure we will see you again (for the third time) next March.

The Management Company
Mar 2016
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Save 10% 8/23-30! Le Lapin - A/C, pool, beautiful views, great family villa
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
Billerica, MA
5

Liked it so much I went back!

  • 5 of 5

Can't say enough about this villa, it's immaculate, has a great layout, beautiful views, and the ideal location, I couldn't have been more pleased.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorham, ME
5

Everything you could want!!

  • 5 of 5

Le Lapin is the perfect vacation villa! It is clean, well maintained, spacious and extremely comfortable. The views from the pool patio and decks are amazing! Spoil yourself and your family with a stay at La Lepin.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Westbrook, CT
5

MOST RELAXING VACATION

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a villa with spectacular views (sunsets) large pool/deck area where you and your traveling friends can sit and relax all day and into the evening without leaving the villa, Le Lapin is perfect for you. Spacious and clean, we grilled every night and sat on the deck enjoying the sunsets, peace and tranquility. We will book our next trip back to Le Lapin soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorham, ME
5

Love this villa!

  • 5 of 5

Love the layout and location of this well-maintained villa. It is the perfect choice for families or, as was our case, four good friends getting away from work and a Northern New England winter. The views from this hilltop villa are amazing! We enjoyed our morning coffee by the pool and the comfort of the evening breezes. Just booked our "second annual" getaway at Le Lapin....can't wait!!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Billerica, MA
5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

I lived in the Virgin Islands in my younger days and have returned on several occasions, but never have I found more perfect accommodations. The house is lovely, it's well maintained and has a great layout, but beyond that, it is perfectly situated. It sits atop a hill between two bays, you can look out off the patio area towards St. Thomas (stunning in the evening), or see all of Rendezvous bay down the backside of the island from the rear deck. I was so pleasantly surprised when we first pulled up, the house looks better in person than pictures...well appointed, fresh linens, short trip to town....I cant say enough. I will be back.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ames, Iowa
5

Astounding Views! Quiet!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have been traveling to St John for over 10 years and Le Lapin II blew us right out of the water! We have stayed at the Westin, B&Bs, condos and started staying in villas once the children were older. We have 2 almost teenagers who thoroughly enjoyed the pool (especially the hammock). My wife and I spent most mornings sipping on coffee just watching the views. The kitchen was equipped with pots and pans, silverware and dishes and the bedrooms provided linens. There are glimpses of sunrises and a nice sunset which was the first time we have stayed at a villa that offered both. Though all bedrooms had a nice view, my wife and I stayed in one of the bedrooms upstairs and deemed it the best bedroom view of the house. The management company provided us with beach towels and chairs which came in handy! My family rarely returns to the same house twice, and we have already started our planning to stay at Le Lapin II next year!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Cruz Bay Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Off Season (2 person rate)
Apr 9 2016 - Dec 16 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,436
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $72 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Years
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
$6,820
 
 
In Season (2 person rate)
Jan 7 2017 - Apr 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,650
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $55 per night, per additional guest
 
Off Season (2 person rate)
Apr 15 2017 - Dec 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,436
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $72 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 17.5%

WEEKLY RENTALS BASED ON # OF PEOPLE PER SEASON:
IN SEASON: Dec 17, 2016 - April 14, 2017
$4650/wk/2 guests, $5000/wk for 3-4, $5385/wk for 5-6 $5700/wk/ for 7-8
CHRISTMAS & NEW YEARS: $6820/wk for 2-8 persons
OFF SEASON: April 9, 2016 - Dec 16, 2016
$2436/wk for 2 persons, $2940/wk for 3-4, $3325/wk for 5-6, $3780/wk for 7-8
THANKSGIVING: Off Season rates apply
$500 Damage Deposit
Payments:

50% is due within 7 days of booking, final payment is due 60 days prior to arrival. For Christmas/New Years bookings- final payment is due 120 days prior to arrival.

Cancellation Policy:

Once Caribbean Villas has received your deposit, if you cancel/change your reservation 120 days or more prior to arrival, there is a 20% penalty off the total room charge. If you cancel/change your reservation 60-120 days prior to arrival, there is a 50% penalty off the total room charge. If you cancel/change within 60 days of arrival, there is a 100% penalty off the total room charge. Christmas/New Years and President weeks are non-refundable.

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Amenities

Cruz Bay Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • All bathrooms are tiled
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Upper left master, a/c, water views, opens to deck
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Lower left, king or twins, a/c, water views, opens to deck
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Lower right, king or twins, a/c, water views, opens to deck
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Upper right master, a/c, water views, opens to deck
  • The lower level bedrooms have twin beds that convert to king beds, while the large master bedrooms on the upper level both have king beds. All 4 bedrooms have air conditioning, tiled baths and showers, walk in closets and views of Hart Bay through screened sliding glass doors. The bedrooms also have very good privacy with no common walls shared by any of them.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Notes:
The home includes beach towels, beach chairs and a cooler.

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