Descend the stone stairway amidst a cool and exotic rock garden of wild orchids, bromeliads and bougainvillea into the magical and romantic world of Andante by the sea. You are welcomed into your home in the Caribbean through an arched native stone entrance into the villa which is set on a ledge, carved into the living rock, straddling a ridge with exposures both east and west.
From every room and deck, you command a 270-degree view-west to the sunset beyond glittering St. Thomas, east beyond the sunrise overlooking Rams head. Andante occupies one of the most spectacular sites on the entire island, offering truly stupendous views of virtually the entire south shore and limited only by the horizon.
Private, but not isolated, Andante's breeze-cooled site and architect designed layout was chosen with great care. The gentle tradewinds are enhanced and modulated by the villa's many windows, rendering the villa’s air conditioning rarely necessary. The multilevel decks, sun drenched and shaded, are comfortable and virtually insect free for relaxing on a leisurely afternoon or under clear star-filled skies at night.
The newly constructed lower level covered patio captures the best of the cool breezes from the southeast and is the ideal spot to laze the day away with a favorite book while swinging gently in the hammock.
A five minute descent from the lower patio, on a rough-hewn private path winds down the hill from Andante to the quiet sand and coral beach of Hart Bay below. Here you will find one of the best snorkeling beaches on St. John. A short walk in the opposite direction will take you to the calm white sand stretches of Chocolate Hole.
Andante comes equipped with everything you will need for a relaxed island vacation. Linens, towels, phone, fax, cable TV, radio, surround sound multi-zoned stereo (even piped to the pool and hot tub) CD, VCR, DVD, radio and cassette deck, beach chairs and coolers, assorted snorkeling equipment and an extensive selection of books and music all await you. All bedrooms are air-conditioned.
The fully equipped gourmet kitchen includes an electric range/oven, microwave, dishwasher, side-by-side refrigerator/freezer with icemaker and water dispenser in the door; whole house and separate drinking water filtration systems; a "steaming Hot" water dispenser, blender, coffeemaker, breadmaker, Cuisinart food processor and an espresso-cappuccino machine. Quality cookware abounds.
High Season (thru April 14th):
1-6 persons, $5800/wk
Low Season (thru Dec. 14th):
1-2 persons, $2900/wk
3-4 persons, $3300/wk
5-6 persons, $3700/wk
& New Years: $6250/wk
President's week: $6200/wk
Holiday weeks include a mid-week cleaning
10% Virgin Islands Room Tax will be added as of 1/1/12 (8% on 2011 rentals)
Rates are subject to change and not guaranteed until confirmed by owner
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Oceanfront, Hart Bay
3 bedrooms, Hot Tub & Pool, Walk to Beach