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The Retreat on St. John's USVI

St John Vacation Rental
   
Type Villa
   
Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 4
Baths 2
   
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Courtyard, Pool, View
Lap Pool
Living Room
Gourmet Kitchen
Dining Area View
One of Two Equal Master Bedrooms
One of Three Private Outdoor Showers
One of Two Equal Sleeping Lofts
View from East Private Balcony
View from West Private Balcony
Private Jacuzzi
Hammock & Pool
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Description & Details of The Retreat on St. John's USVI
The Retreat on St John Island, the smallest and most beautiful of the U.S. Virgin Islands, is a uniquely elegant and spectacular vacation rental. Built with an eye for harmonious simplicity, the house perfectly complements the natural beauty of its setting, one of the most pristine beaches in the world. Every room in the The Retreat St Johns rental features breathtaking views: stand on the balcony and watch fish swim through crystal-clear aquamarine waters or relax in bed and look out across the bay to the island of Tortola. Inside, each room is elegantly furnished with king beds, slate floors, vaulted ceilings, and modern amenities.

Come stay with us, and discover the pleasure of a perfect place, a place to simply be.

About the House >>

This St John vacation rental consists of three richly-hued pavilions centered around a private trellised courtyard, on a hillside above beautiful Haulover Bay which features some of the best snorkeling in the Caribbean. The location of the house offers secluded privacy, but is only a convenient 10-minute drive from the town of Coral Bay with its quaint local bars, shops, and international-caliber restaurants.

A 40' lap pool runs the length of the courtyard and a jacuzzi for relaxing after a workout in the pool or a day at the beach. Lounge chairs on the deck around the pool create a perfect spot for private sunbathing.

A central pavilion contains the living room and a gourmet kitchen, while the two side pavilions each contain a separate bedroom suite. Both bedroom suites have closets, bathrooms, balconies, and completely private slate-lined outdoor showers with a view of the sea. The bedrooms of this St John vacation rental are furnished with memory foam beds, ceiling fans, and air-conditioning. Sleeping lofts tucked into the roof rafters of the bedroom pavilions can accommodate kids or extra guests. Each of the two lower bedroom pavilions, while on the same level as the courtyard and living room, is completely private to the rest of the Retreat.

Openness and flow of light shapes the serene interiors of each pavilion. High, wood-framed ceilings crown soft white walls and rich slate floors. One complete side of each room is glazed roll-up doors that open to allow life to spill onto the patios and decks that surround the buildings. Roll-down insect screens cover these openings as the need arises.

The central pavilion and two bedroom pavilions project off the side of the hill above the tranquil bay 100 feet below. Pods of dolphins play offshore, visible from every room. Stairs and a switch-back trail lead down to the beach, where the warm waters teem with life. Just wade in to see waving soft corals, brilliant fish of all sizes, and multi-hued hard corals. Day and night, the open spaces, spectacular views, and simple interiors of the house perfectly complement and frame this spectacular setting.

Location >>

Stunning views of the bay and across Sir Francis Drake Passage to the magnificent island of Tortola encompass you as you approach The Retreat by road. Each room of the house is oriented to maximize these sweeping vistas, second to none of St. John Virgin Islands. No other homes overlook The Retreat, and across Dreekets Bay from the house is the pristine landscape of Virgin Islands National Park. The front of each pavilion is a glazed rollup door, allowing the entire wall to open up, allowing in tropical breezes and the view.

From the balcony of the St John house, brilliant fish are often visible swimming in the bay, in the clearest, cleanest water on St. John. Because of its location, the beach at Haulover Bay remains unspoiled by crowds and pollution, providing an unsurpassed setting for sunbathing, snorkeling and diving. Just offshore, waters teem with waving anemones, soft-corals, and multi-hued hard corals that shelter brilliant fish of all shapes and sizes. Dolphins and sea-turtles play offshore, and lobster, black corals, and even rare Elkhorn corals are often spotted here.

Conveniently close to coral bay yet beautiful, pristine, and private, the location of The Retreat is perfect for romantic couples, adventure-seeking families, busy executives looking for solitude, and anyone searching for peaceful luxury in a setting of glorious natural beauty.
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Features & Amenities of The Retreat on St. John's USVI
DVD
Pool
Jacuzzi/Hot Tub
BBQ
Utensils
Stove - Gas
Refrigerator
Microwave
Ice Maker
Full Kitchen
Dishwasher
Coffee Maker
TV/VCR
Stereo
Phone
Linens provided
High Speed Internet
CD Player
Cable/Satellite TV
Air Conditioning
washer and dryer
The Retreat is designed to accommodate up to 10 guests, its two separate bedroom suites allowing families or couples to enjoy complete privacy. On either side of the main pavilion, each of the two bedroom pavilions contains a king bed, dressing rooms and private outdoor showers. Both bedroom suites are air conditioned and are equipped with ceiling fans.There is one double extra-long bed the the west pavilion sleeping loft and design award- winning couch in east pavilion sleeping loft, which can be made into either two twin beds or one queen.The sleeping lofts are accessed by a folding in attic stair from the ground floor of the bedroom. Each is full height, 8' at the center and has either a roll down or folding privacy screen. In addition there is a couch with a memory foam mattress that can be made into a single or queen bed. Thus there are a total of 5 or 6 beds to accommodate 10 guests. In addition there are 2 twin and 2 children´┐Żs airbeds that may be placed as desired.

The well-equipped gourmet kitchen in the main pavilion offers ocean views as well as a gas range, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, trash-compactor, professional quality cookware, and eating bar. A laundry area with washer and dryer is adjacent to the kitchen.

The living room of The Retreat, also in the main pavilion, contains comfortable seating and dining areas, along with a television, surround sound hi-fi DVD player and library of books and movies.

Other amenities at The Retreat include:
Outdoor jetted hot-tub, 40' lap pool, ceiling fans in all rooms, AC in bedrooms, Wi-Fi, romantic outdoor showers with views,surround-sound stereo, fine linens for bed and bath, Memory foam mattresses, outdoor beach shower at top of stairs and trail leading directly from the house to the beach 110' below, beach towels, chairs, and picnic coolers, assorted snorkel gear, hair dryers, and automatic roll-down insect screens. Daily maid service, as well as full or partial catering, are available upon request (with additional fee)

Sweeping vistas surround The Retreat and define its spaces. Every room is oriented towards to bay to maximize the dramatic view across Sir Francis Drake Passage to the beautiful island of Tortola. Underwater, Haulover Bay offers some of the best snorkeling on St.
John.
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Activities & Atractions for The Retreat on St. John's USVI
Wildlife Viewing
Horseback Riding
Windsurfing
Swimming
Surfing
Snorkeling/Diving
Sailing
Parasailing
Fishing
Boating
Tennis
Spa
Sightseeing
Shopping
Restaurants
Miniature golf
Fitness Center / Gym
Biking
Location >>
Located on the undeveloped east end of St. John, Haulover Bay is known to locals as having some of the best snorkeling and diving in the Caribbean. Reached by a beautiful drive through the National Park along paved roads from Cruz Bay, the location of The Retreat offers an experience of untouched, secluded natural beauty just a fifteen minute drive from outstanding restaurants featuring local and continental cuisine in Coral Bay.
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Property Attributes The Retreat on St. John's USVI
Near beach
Waterfront
Beachfront
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Terms & Conditions of The Retreat on St. John's USVI
We accept Credit Cards and Wire Transfers via PayPal, Personal checks are also accepted, Rates vary on amount of Persons in Party and the Season

Contact us about rates for different size parties or go to our web site: http://the-retreat.us/reservations.html
Deposits
Half of your rent is due here within 5 days of booking to confirm and guarantee your reservation. Failure to make this payment subjects your reservation to automatic cancellation. The balance due of rent, Government Hotel Tax, and damage deposit must be paid in full at least 45 days prior to your arrival. The prices quoted are for two persons. There is a charge of $400 per week for each additional one to two guests.

Cancellation
PAYMENT AND CANCELLATION TERMS
Half of your rent is due here within 10 days of booking to confirm and guarantee your reservation. Failure to make this payment subjects your reservation to automatic cancellation. The balance due of rent, Government Hotel Tax, and damage deposit must be paid in full at least 45 days prior to your arrival. All cancellations and any requests for changes to your reservation (such as date changes or changes in the number of persons in your group) must be made IN WRITING, and faxed, emailed or mailed to us promptly. If you cancel more than 45 days prior to your arrival date, 80 per cent of your total rent will be refunded to you and 20 per cent of your total rent will be retained as liquidated damages. If you cancel within 45 days of your arrival date, 100 per cent of your total rental will be retained as full liquidated damages. We'll always do our utmost to help fill dates which must be cancelled, for whatever reason, so that a full or partial refund can be made to you without loss to the villa owner. Refund arrangements can depend largely on the amount of notice given to us of your cancellation, and of the time of the year. If your cancelled dates are rebooked to another guest, 80 per cent of your rental monies will be returned to you for the nights rebooked, and 20 per cent may be retained as full liquidated damages. Refunds due to last-minute reductions in the total headcount originally booked will only be considered on a case-by-case basis within 45 days of arrival. No-shows, late arrivals, reductions in number of persons in your group after arrival, and early departures are all non-refundable. No refunds will be granted unless there is a serious problem which cannot be remedied within 24 hours, or which causes the Guest extreme, undue discomfort or serious inconvenience. Guests who abandon their villa without permission from agree they have no rights to compensation.




& Taxes
All U.S.V.I. rentals under 91 days' duration are subject to an 8% U.S.V.I. GOVERNMENT HOTEL TAX, so be sure you figure this additional cost into your vacation budget! A damage deposit of $500.00 is also required. There is an additional per person fee for parties of over 4 guests.



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Map of The Retreat on St. John's USVI

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Photos of The Retreat on St. John's USVI
Retreat Welcome
Retreat Welcome
Courtyard, Pool, View
Courtyard, Pool, View
Lap Pool
Lap Pool
Living Room
Living Room
Gourmet Kitchen
Gourmet Kitchen
Dining Area View
Dining Area View
One of Two Equal Master Bedrooms
One of Two Equal Master Bedrooms
One of Three Private Outdoor Showers
One of Three Private Outdoor Showers
One of Two Equal Sleeping Lofts
One of Two Equal Sleeping Lofts
View from East Private Balcony
View from East Private Balcony
View from West Private Balcony
View from West Private Balcony
Private Jacuzzi
Private Jacuzzi
Hammock & Pool
Hammock & Pool
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Reviews for The Retreat on St. John's USVI
I feel compelled to write a review for The Retreat and for St John. This was our first trip to both, and I am incredibly particular and detail-oriented! I researched high and low, and really wanted THE best of all worlds. I could not have asked for more! The water views at The Retreat are breathtaking, the open air design of the whole villa is romantic, breezy, cool, and totally makes you feel in nature. The access to the bay below for snorkeling is a welcome challenge, a mini hike of sorts, with a little adventure. The snorkeling in the bay right below is AWESOME! Best we saw on the island! It got such that we didn't want to leave the villa, because mornings were spent marine-life viewing while sipping coffee, followed by fantastic snorkeling, lunch, rum drinks, a nap, and more afternoon snorkeling! A passing shower brought spectacular rainbows over Tortola. It was quiet (even with the mild construction going on next door), peaceful, one of the most relaxing vacations yet. I've stayed in many VRBO properties, and this was better equipped than most for cooking (should you choose to do so). I was concerned we'd be "out there" and have no restaurant options...but Shipwreck was only a 10 minute or so drive (once you get used to the roads!), and was excellent. Miss Lucy's was maybe 20 mins drive, and was SUPERB! Real quality cuisine. We never missed Cruz Bay at all....If you like privacy, nature, quiet, and you want water views, great snorkeling, and one of the most unique villas out there, The Retreat is for you. The property Manager is so helpful and truly wants you to have the best vacation possible. We would go back without hesitation. Truly wonderful....if you're on the fence, jump off and go to The Retreat. You will not regret it....Oh, I hate heat, and typically sleep with A/C on anytime it's over 65 out...I never once turned on the A/C. The tradewinds blowing through the open air design and the huge ceiling fans in the villa are more than adequate to keep you cool and comfortable. If not, a jump in the pool seals the deal! Wish we were still there.....it makes me smile just thinking about it!
Posted by: Amanda
I think the location is one of the best on St. John. We all enjoyed watching the reef below to see what sea creature would appear next. We saw nurse sharks, reef sharks, barracuda, sea turtles and a giant spotted eagle ray. The snorkeling below the house was great. Our son loved the geckos and frogs and hermit crabs. The pool and jaccuzzi were wonderful. You have a very unique home and the roll up doors and screens were awesome. A great idea! I myself will miss the quiet mornings with my coffee on the deck, looking out to Tortola.
Posted by: Joe Donehue
I have stayed at The Retreat several times now, and it has always been an absolute treat. This is easily the most beautiful and unique guest house I've stayed at on St. John (or anywhere else in the Caribbean). The views are perfect, nearby Haulover Bay beach is the best snorkeling spot on the island, and the beds are a dream come true (I want one of these mattresses for myself)! Definitely recommended.
Posted by: Matthew