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Brand New Old-World Mediterranean Luxury Family Villa-Four EQUAL King Master's

29 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
7 nights


Rendezvous & Ditleff Villa Rental Photos and Description

4 Luxury Equal Master Suites& Bedroom for kids in Beautiful Klein Bay.

We built and designed our home with families and couples in mind since we have lots of extended family and friends ourselves.

All our guests are treated like Famiglia before, during and after their visit to our home. Casa La Famiglia is an Old-World Mediterranean style villa designed by renowned St. John architect Michael Oxman.

* Casa La Famiglia exclusively provides 2 private beaches for our guests enjoyment. Private direct water access to Klein Bay that is directly below our villa on our own private beach. And our Ditleff Point private beach for our guests which is only a minute drive away. We have 2 double kayaks and water toys for all ages.

* Only Minutes to Cruz Bay Village for Dining and shopping

* Casa La Famiglia serves Drinks and Appetizers with a Welcome Dinner on your arrival day, so you can settle in comfortably from your long trip to Saint John, from our family.

* Complimentary Pre-Arrival Concierge services as well as On-Island 24/7 during your visit with us.

* Full A/C

* 27x12 Heated Infinity Edge pool, Hot Tub that seats 10 comfortably, and lots of seating and sitting rafts to hold your drinks up!

* High Speed Wireless Internet throughout

* Dish/Satellite Flat Screen TV's

* Land Line with Complimentary Long Distance to the mainland.

* SONOS music sound system for both indoors/outdoors

* Apple Desktop Computer with printer/fax/scan

* Rohl faucets and fixtures throughout, TOTO toilets and all high-end figures for the discerning client.

* Linen Service per visit with minimum of a 7 night stay.

* Luxury Turkish bathrobes, white noise machines for privacy in bedrooms.

* 5 Bedrooms

* 4 Master Suites (All with King Sized, Luxurious 'W Hotel' Mattresses)

* Private balconies on each with seating. Flat-screen TV's, Bathroom Vanities all have double sinks, both indoor AND outdoor showers in each bedroom.

* One Master has a connecting bedroom for children, which we call our Family Suite. This connecting room has 2 twin beds with a flat-screen TV, the bedroom does not have outdoor access for parents peace of mind. Both bedrooms have doors for privacy.

* Gourmet Kitchen with custom Mahogany cabinets, large 9 foot Belgium Elm dining table that comfortably seats 10, Margaritaville Frozen Concoction Maker, Espresso/Cappuccino,popcorn maker, Gourmet Pots and Pans, Slowcooker, Bonjour French Press Coffee/tea maker, Belgian waffle maker, with many more items a gourmet chef would love.

* Large Great Room has plush-comfortable, yet up-scale furnishings. One-9 foot and two-6 foot custom slipcovered Taylor Scott sofas. Perfect for 10 guests. Family friendly of course, with lots of seating in both kitchen and sofa seating area.

* A Large 55' 3-D flat-screen TV with Satellite connection, 3-D Blue-Ray player, 3-D Glasses

* SONOS Music Entertainment System.

* Wii Game Console, Blu-Ray DVD library, Books for Adults and Children

* Toys and baby items for young families-High-chair, Joovy Room Playard, booster seats, bed rails, baby blanket, baby monitor

* Lots of Board Games for adults and for kids

* Elegant Powder Room under Entry Veranda

* Two Laundry rooms. We have a separate entrance for Housekeeping staff.

* LL Bean Beach Totes for every bedroom

* 1 minute walk on custom private stone and brick walkway path from pool area to beach.

* Tommy Bahama Deluxe BackPack Beach Chairs

* Both hard and soft sided coolers

* Washer and throwing games

* Snorkel equipment and fins for adults and children

* 2 double Kayaks

* Melissa and Doug Beach toys, trucks, play sets for boys and girls, Barbie's, dollhouse and more.

* Casa La Famiglia has large Veranda areas, all around villa, for dining and relaxing in the shade.

* Leeward Terrace for alfresco dining and large professional Grill for cooking local fish. Cafe String lights and Lanterns for a tranquil and romantic evening.

* Driveway can accommodate 3-4 vehicles

* Generator to power entire villa

* Villa Manager will meet you at the St. John dock and escort you to Casa La Famiglia. The villa manager will be your concierge during your stay.

We are steps above Klein Bay, which is our favorite part! We have built a private custom stone and brick walkway path that leads directly to the street below Casa La Famiglia, toward our private beach access. Our beach is a pebble beach with areas of shade and sun. Bring our beach chairs for some fun while you snorkel Klein Bay. We are also snorkel distance to Ditleff Point and Monte Bay. Jump on our kayaks for an adventure in the morning, visiting all the small bays around us! Casa La Famiglia Villa is a hidden gem.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Christine Fano
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 25, 2016
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About Christine Fano

Mark and Christine, and their two teenage boys came for a vacation in 2010, and feel in love with St. John. They decided to build their dream vacation home on a beautiful piece of property in paradise, on their first vacation visit. That's how quickly they fell in love with St. John. St. John is like a small town; everyone is treated like family.Then add the beautiful beaches, the sun and the turquoise water; it is heaven on earth.

Christine Fano purchased this villa in 2013

Why Christine Fano chose Cruz Bay

Mark and Christine picked this beautiful location for their incredible views of the turquoise Caribbean, the relaxing sound of the ocean hitting the beach below, and the trade winds that cool you. They liked the upscale neighborhood of Klein Bay, which is very quiet but is only minutes from Cruz Bay, which is the main hub in town. Casa La Famiglia has a private walking path that is a minute walk to the beach below for a swim or snorkel.

What makes this villa unique

Owners and guests of Klein Bay villa's have access to a private pebble beach that is part of the Klein Bay Association. Klein Bay has some of the best snorkeling on St. John. Since Casa La Famiglia is just above the ocean, you will hear the ocean waves gently hitting the shore. Casa La Famiglia has a private walking path that will take you to Klein Bay's private beach. Because the owner's realized how long of a day it is for guests traveling, they will provide drinks and appetizers upon arrival, dinner for the entire group on the first evening.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is by far the nicest home my family and I have ever had the good fortune to rent. Everything has been well thought out and no expense has been spared. The home is beyond beautiful. It may be hard to believe, but the photos don’t even do this place justice.There are incredible views from every room. Everything you could possibly need from beach bags to a french press is available.The kitchen truly has everything you could ever need. We really appreciated the dinner,drinks and appetizers that were there for our first night. Christine was helpful every step of the way from booking to check out. She was a gracious host and it is evident that she makes her guests a priority. The midweek housekeeping was nice. We took advantage of the great beach chairs, snorkel gear in all sizes, water toys and the kayaks. The 2 private beaches are rocky so be sure to have good water shoes. The furniture inside and out is all of the highest quality. The beds were very comfortable and we enjoyed the white noise machines. the SONOS sound system was great. We also appreciated the book in the house with excursion and restaurant suggestions. The island lost power for a day but thanks to our private generator we were not even aware of it. I cannot imagine a nicer place to spend our time in St John.
Jun 2016
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Brand New Old-World Mediterranean Luxury Family Villa-Four EQUAL King Master's
average rating of 5.0 based on 33 reviews
North Carolina

Casa La Famiglia

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Casa La Famiglia was fabulous!! The design of the villa is first class with beautiful outdoor areas and top-of-the-line interiors. Family favorites include a gorgeous view of Klein Bay, the infinity pool and hot tub, the lovely and spacious living/dining area, and large bedrooms with complete privacy with both indoor and outdoor showers.

All the amenities vacationers could possibly want are at this villa! Snorkeling equipment, Kayaks, life jackets, beach bags, and games for both adults and children are available for guests.

This was our first trip to Saint John, so our family truly appreciated all the information provided by the owner. The owner extentes a "long distance" hospitality that truly wecomes all guests. Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Casa La Famiglia; it created memories that will last a life time.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stoneham, MA

Casa La Famiglia, St. John USVI

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful vacation we just had at this most impressive villa. From the moment you open the door and see that view, it just takes your breath away! The pictures that are on the web site are not enhanced in any way, it is just that amazing in person; the views in every room and unbelievable. The owners, Christine and Mark, really thought of EVERYTHING when they furnished this most spectacular high end home; from the dining table that seats 10 comfortably, to the William Sanoma dinnerware to one of the things that I appreciated so much, the abundance of silverware. You can feel the luxury in all of the furnishings both inside and out! Every kitchen tool you can think of for cooking at home, and lets not forget the frozen drink machine! The beds were super comfy and dressed in classic bedding that was beautiful. They have this closet in the driveway that is more like an outdoor shop! Every snorkel item you may need in a variety of sizes are there for you to use, not to mention sand toys, beach chairs, noodles, life jackets.... Unbelievable!! Another plus for renting this villa was the mid week house cleaner, not just someone to change over the linens, this was a full villa cleaning mid week!! Our favorite place to hang out was definitely out at the pool/hot tub area every night, and we would all say " it doesn't get any better than this".

This house is expensive to rent, however you get what you pay for; rental cars delivered to the house, a pick up at the dock ready when you arrive, a welcome dinner just to name a few of the extras. They certainly had every item we needed for our party of 10 included ages 18 months, 4 years, 16 years, 20, and some in their 30 & 40's. The staff that Christine has working for her were all wonderful, pleasant and courteous from Piper to the landscaper's, to the house cleaner, all very professional and helpful.

We will definitely be back and highly recommend this villa to everyone! This was our third trip to St. John and definitely our favorite place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lebanon, TN

Casa la Famiglia

  • 5 of 5

Have stayed at many places on St. John. Casa la Famiglia is amazing! It just has that special touch. From the moment we arrived, We felt welcomed! Piper is the best! He made sure our every need was met. The complementary lasagna dinner waiting for us when we arrived was Great. You can tell the owners care about their guests . The Villa was amazing - very clean and comfortable! We had a blast! The bay was perfect for snorkeling, saw a lot of fish, even a nurse shark and a sting ray. Ted's Supper Club catered our dinner one night. This is a definite must! Christine was so great to work with! She was so personable on the phone. We felt like we knew her. We would urge anyone looking for a villa on St. John to try Casa la Famiglia. You won't be disappointed! Trust me. Thank you Christine for the hospitality! Looking forward to staying again. .

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Northport, NY, USA

Top amenities, view, pool at Klein Bay luxury villa

  • 5 of 5

Our family all agrees that in our five years of annual trips to St. John, we have never enjoyed a villa and pool/hot tub as much as Casa La Famiglia. The southwestern sunsets over Klein Bay are spectacular to see. And the daily sun on the infinity pool makes it very comfortable. The villa’s private beach, kayaks and snorkel equipment were an added bonus for our group of nine. Listening to music and dancing with cocktails in hand on the massive veranda was a daily highlight.

Casa la Famiglia is the perfect mix of luxury and family-friendly hospitality. The indoor and outdoor furnishings, toys, computer/printer, top of the line king mattresses, beach stuff, Sonos sound system, indoor/outdoor showers in every room and well-equipped kitchen are some of the top amenities. In addition to all of the necessities provided to guests, the beach bags are such a nice touch. The mid-week cleaning was a special treat. We also appreciated the coordination that Piper, the villa’s on-island property manager, provided with the Jeep, luggage storage and taxi service in Red Hook upon our departure. He was a very responsive manager throughout the week.

Lastly, the reservation process is simple and organized. The owners, Christine and Mark, are very detail-oriented and efficient with their email instructions and helpful information before arriving, during our visit and upon our departure. This is especially important if you are new to St. John.

We will recommend Casa La Famiglia to our friends and look forward to our next visit.

Note – our favorite activities outside of the Villa – Frank at Island Exployer’s private boat trip/beach hopping/snorkeling around St. John/St. Thomas, Ocean 362 restaurant at Gallows, hiking, Hawksnest beach, Skinny Legs burgers, Ocean Grill in Mongoose Junction for fresh fish sandwiches, the Casino in Cruz Bay.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Little Rock, Arkansas

Fabulous Home

  • 5 of 5

My dream came true! I enjoyed watching the construction of Casa La Famiglia online and dreamed of visiting the house one day. Well. Only a few years after she was completed I found myself sipping cocktails with girlfriends poolside overlooking beautiful Klein Bay. This home is superb! The design and attention to architectural detail is second to none. Beautifully appointed. The Chef's kitchen was my favorite part of the house. I spent one entire day cooking (and dancing) with wine. Perfetto!!😘

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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United States

Heaven in St. John

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful accommodations for 8 picky travelers!! Our birthday club was pleased with everything..from concierge service to beds to view and outdoor showers! IT WAS WONDERFUL!!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
St. Thomas, USVI
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Mahogany Run, St. Thomas
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rendezvous & Ditleff Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter 2017
Jan 7 2017 - Feb 17 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Spring/Summer/Fall 2017
Apr 22 2017 - Nov 17 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early Winter 2017
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 15 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year's 2018
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 5 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Jan 6 2018 - Feb 16 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
President's Week 2018
Feb 17 2018 - Feb 23 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Feb 24 2018 - Mar 30 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Easter Week 2018
Mar 31 2018 - Apr 6 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.5%

Please visit our website our website to reserve your week with us. We welcome 7 or 14 night stays at Casa La Famiglia with arrivals on Saturday's.

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Rendezvous & Ditleff Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Both Indoor & Outdoor Showers, overlooking the Caribbean.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Both Indoor & Outdoor Showers, overlooking the Caribbean.
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , Copper Hammered sink for an Old-World feel.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Both Indoor & Outdoor Showers, overlooking the Caribbean.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Both Indoor & Outdoor Showers, overlooking the Caribbean.
  • All Master's ensuites have BOTH indoor and outdoor showers. Our outdoor showers overlook the beautiful Caribbean sea below. TOTO toilets and Rohl fixtures throughout villa. 802-Gram Turkish luxury towels by Restoration Hardware, Poggesi Fine Toiletries are provided during your stay at Casa La Famiglia.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , All Luxury furnishings and Fabrics
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , All Luxury Furnishing
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , All Luxury Furnishings
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , All Luxury Furnishing/Child's room nearby for privacy
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Part of the Family Suite/has separate area near Master
  • Luxury 'W Hotel' King and Twin Mattresses for your stay. All have luxury, high-end furnishings and fabrics, Flat-screened TV's with satellite connection, and private balconies with seating. Safes for laptop computers and valuables, ceiling fans, alarm clocks, luggage racks, slipcovered chair and ottoman and White noise machines for privacy and comfort for sleeping in. Bed rails are provided for children and we have Joovy Play/sleeper for little ones. 500 Count luxury Italian Vintage Washed linens by Restoration Hardware. Poggesi Fine Toiletries are provided during your stay with us. Land-End Beach Totes in each Master-Suite.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
*Villa manager will meet you at St. John Dock and escort you to Casa La Famiglia where you will enjoy Drinks and appetizers upon arrival. *Dinner will be provided for your group on your first evening at Casa La Famiglia. We want you to rest and unwind after your long trip to St. John. Pre-Arrival Concierge for all your planning needs.

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