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Old-World Mediterranean Luxury Family Villa-4 EQUAL King Master's & 5th Kids BR

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 5,500 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 Luxury EQUAL Master Suites 5th Bedroom for kids on Beautiful Klein Bay Full AC

Casa La Famiglia has been a vacation destination to Country stars, Entertainment and Television personalities who want luxury and privacy with the comforts of home. Casa La Famiglia hosts weddings and ceremonies for the Brides and Grooms with upscale taste.

We built and designed our home with families and couples in mind since we are a big family with many wonderful friends.

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 a private beach for our guests enjoyment. Private direct water access to Klein Bay that is directly below our villa on our own private beach. 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 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

* Automatic 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 take care of you and your guests during your stay with us.

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

Christine Fano
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017

About Christine Fano

Mark and Christine, and their two teenage boys came for a vacation in 2010, and fell in love with St. John. They decided to build their dream vacation home on a beautiful piece of property in paradise, during 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 and dinner for the entire group on the first evening of guests arrival.

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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Rendezvous & Ditleff Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 5500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • ***There is a cancellation policy however not outlined in Vrbo's pre-populated cancellation policies. Policy Is 100% if cancelled within 90days.
  • All ages are welcome! We have baby toys, high chairs, etc as well as toys for the older kids such as barbie, trucks, games, etc.
  • Max occupancy is 12 travelers. We Host small weddings and events, however, this is determined on a case by case basis.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • 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 ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 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 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.
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , Copper Hammered sink for an Old-World feel, Gardens nearby
  • 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 12
  • Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , 5th Bedroom with 2 twin Luxury beds, no outdoor access.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , All Luxury Furnishings, Balcony, Indoor/Outdoor Shower
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , All Luxury Furnishings, Balcony, Indoor/Outdoor Shower
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , All Luxury Furnishings, Balcony, Indoor/Outdoor Shower
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , All Luxury Furnishings, Balcony, Indoor/Outdoor Shower
  • 5th Kids Bedroom available with 2 twin luxury beds. 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 ...
  • 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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Old-World Mediterranean Luxury Family Villa-4 EQUAL King Master's & 5th Kids BR
average rating of 5.0 based on 42 reviews

Vacation of a Lifetime

  • 5 of 5

Last week, the first week of July, 2017, I spent the week at Casa La Famiglia! This was by far the most amazing and beautiful place I have ever seen. The house, the view, the pool, the beach, everything about it was beyond perfect! Not only did we vacation there, but we got married there! The owners arranged a wedding planner and a concierge service for us, and made our wedding a dream come true. Everything was just perfect! There were 10 of us staying in the house, with age ranges from 6 to over 70, and every single one of us felt like we were at home. There is plenty of space to give everyone there privacy if they need it, but also an amazing lay out where everyone can hang out together and enjoy the incredible views, from both inside and outside. We swam, snorkeled, kayaked, and relaxed by the beautiful infinity pool. The manager helped when we had questions, the first night's cook provided an amazing dinner to welcome us, and the cleaning service kept us clean and stocked with necessities. The owners are so easy to talk to to and made us feel like family! They provided us with games and movies that were all geared towards the ages of our 4 kids, and had a stocked closet with equipment for outdoor fun! They didn't miss a single detail when building this home. It truly was a vacation of a lifetime. Coming home ... well let's just say we almost didn't! haha! The beaches on St John are by far the most beautiful I have ever seen. All of the little restaurants are soooo good, and many are very allergy friendly, which was very nice to see. I highly recommend this home to anyone! You will never want to vacation anywhere different!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Spent a family girls week here in May. The accommodations we're unbelievable! The view is gorgeous. I don't believe we "wanted" for anything. Didn't want to leave. The owners were very welcoming to our group...even had decorated for the birthday girl. It was awesome!!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Huntsville, Al

Girls Just Want to Have Fun

  • 5 of 5

Casa La Famigilia was home to 9 ladies celebrating my "special" birthday. From the moment we stepped through the front door we got to see a glimpse of what heaven must look like. The Casa is roomy but cozy. Overlooking the open foyer was an infinity pool and a gorgeous hot tub. The view will take your breath away and you can see God's handiwork in the stars at night.The 4 master suites and teen room overlook Klein Bay with private balconys and outdoor showers. The kitchen was fit for Wolf Gang Puck with everything you could possibly need or want to cook a meal. It was so nice to have laundry and dishwashing detergent provided. The meal on arrival was great and the birthday gift bags with my tiera made me feel special. The staff was readily available to answer questions or provide services I actually could of stayed in the Casa the whole week but our other girlfriends needed to see St John. Christine was so easy to work with and provided us with every bit of information we needed and our deposit was returned within a week. That was nice so I could pay for my new jewelry.This is the best place I have ever stayed and definitely made for a King and Queen.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magnificent Villa, Amazing Views

  • 5 of 5

We fell in love the moment we walked through the doors. The most peaceful, beautiful sight I have ever seen—and that was only the view. The infinity pool, when photographed, gives the illusion that you are floating in the Caribbean Sea. The Villa is spectacular and has everything you will need to experience a carefree vacation. The kitchen is fully equipped along with every spice you could possibly need for a home cooked meal via the gourmet stove or the top of the line outdoor BBQ grill. Christine and Mark’s staff is top notch. Mr. Piper was waiting for us at the agreed upon time to drive us to the Villa. On the way to the Villa, he stopped to point out important locations on the island (preferred grocery store, gas station, quieter beach, construction site of second Villa). Upon arrival, he brought us into the great room where there were party favors, balloons, a banner, and a birthday card! I completely forgot that I had told Christine that this was the reason for the trip! I was very moved that she went the extra mile to make us feel special and welcomed!! Mr. Piper was always available for any questions, suggestions for must see beaches and/or restaurants, or any other needs that our group had. We had prearranged with Crystal, Christy’s of St. John, for breakfast, lunch, and beverage provisioning—which I highly recommend. She had purchased all of the items on our list and put them away. Within minutes of our arrival, we changed into our suits, grabbed a favorite beverage, and took in the view while floating in the infinity pool!! This was our first trip to lovely St. John and it was everything and more that we had hoped it would be. I now understand why everyone that I had ever talked to that visited this beautiful place had guaranteed me that I would fall in love and have to come back. We are planning on a return visit in 2019 and will definitely rent from Christine and Mark!!

Tracy, MN

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Idaho Falls, Idaho

Beautiful Villa...Beautiful Vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

The three priorities to real estate: location, location, location. Casa de la Famiglia has it all and more. A master artist couldn't paint a more perfect setting. This was our fourth visit to St John and this villa was a significant element of our best experience. We had a hard time deciding between visiting the world-class beaches or just staying at the villa to enjoy what it has to offer. I now have the owners in my speed dial. You won't find a better host on the island than Christine.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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PERFECT St. John vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

This home is nothing short of AMAZING! I can't imagine a better view anywhere on the island. The layout of the home was perfect for our group of 4 couples. Beautiful decor, everything you need and more (beach towels, beach bags, coolers, snorkeling equip, etc.). A great location with just a short drive to town. Christine is so helpful and thorough and always quick to answer any questions. We look forward to staying at this beautiful home again some day!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 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
Summer 2017
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Fall/Early Winter
Sep 30 2017 - Nov 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Winter 2017
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year's 2018
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Jan 6 2018 - Feb 16 2018
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Feb 24 2018 - Mar 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
Easter Week 2018
Mar 31 2018 - Apr 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Apr 7 2018 - Aug 24 2018
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.

Casa La Famiglia accepts credit cards. Please visit our website at for updates and reservations. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund