|Andante by the Sea
Hart Bay South Shore, 7 minutes drive to Cruz Bay
Pool, Hot tub
3 Bedroom(s), 3 Bath(s)
Andante By The Sea -- a 3-bedroom, 3-bath luxury villa with pool and jacuzzi. 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 Caribbean vacation home through an arched native stone entrance set on a ledge, carved into the living rock, straddling a ridge with exposures both east and west.
You perch high enough to feel at one with the birds in flight, yet low enough to hear the hypnotic sounds of the sea. Walk in and admire the beautiful stone masonry.
From every room and deck at Andante By The Sea, you command a 270-degree view-west to the sunset beyond glittering St. Thomas, east beyond the sunrise overlooking Ram Head. Andante By The Sea 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. 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.
Private, but not isolated, Andante By The Sea's breeze-cooled site and architect-designed layout was chosen with great care. The gentle trade winds are enhanced 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.
Andante By The Sea's native stone walls, walks and tropical gardens blend with the Mediterranean stucco and imported tile floors to create a feeling, not quite Cretan, not quite Caribbean, but a little of the most capricious of both. The villa is tastefully furnished throughout in contemporary Indonesian rattan, teak and mahogany. Persian rugs sparkle their vibrant colors on the Italian tile floors. Original artwork as well as carvings and artifacts from around the world grace the walls. Vaulted cypress beamed ceilings and overhead fans accent the great room, kitchen and two upper bedrooms.
The fully-equipped gourmet kitchen with all appliances 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. A wide assortment of carefully chosen, tasteful but sturdy and dishwasher safe tableware, glassware, stemware and flatware are provided. As you can tell, we’ve tried to equip the kitchen with every "gadget" we can think of, but we’re always open to our guest suggestions and add to our collection for their return visits.
Our motto in choosing the kitchen furnishings has been "Quality, Beauty, Taste, Excellent design and functionality, but if you can’t put it in the dishwasher, it doesn’t belong at Andante By The Sea". We want you to enjoy your vacation, not walk on eggshells worrying about breaking the fine crystal or china. We provide a variety of colorful, matching table linens to fit the mood are at your disposal.
A special dining area complements the kitchen. Enjoy each other's company.
Outdoors on one of the decks, a Stainless Steel gas barbecue makes cooking at home a "no-muss, no-fuss" treat. Dining under the stars has always been a treat at Andante By The Sea, and now with the new dedicated dining area, covered by a trellis, it's even more special, allowing you to eat at the deck rail, in partial shade at any time of the day, while you are hypnotized by the continual sounds and sights of the tide’s ebb and flow.
There are three large bedrooms, all with sea views, full baths and air conditioning. A canopied king bed and rattan furnishings with a Victorian flair grace the master bedroom. The Master Bedroom has a private deck.
The guest bedrooms have twin beds easily converted to comfortable kings. Andante’s West Guest Bedroom.
Andante's Lower Level Guest Bedroom -- Beautifully decorated, as are all the bedrooms. All bedrooms have flat screen satellite TV with stereo hookups.
The pool and jacuzzi are strategically cantilevered into the cliff on the west side of the property for maximum views and breezes.
Sunset at the Jacuzzi. In the evening, sip champagne as the sounds of mellow jazz surround you. Marvel at the complexity and beauty of the sunset and the clarity of the stars, while you are simultaneously warmed in the jacuzzi and cooled in the breezes of the ocean.
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. View of Hart Bay from the Master Bedroom Deck.
Andante By The Sea 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
If "Chilling" is what you seek in your ultimate vacation, Andante By The Sea is so self-contained that it is possible to "hole up" in the villa for several days at a time, without the need to leave your vacation home. Andante By The Sea is perfect for that first or second honeymoon. If you do venture out, the world-renowned beaches of the North shore and the boutiques and restaurants (ranging from funky to gourmet) of the tiny town of Cruz Bay are less than a 10 minute drive away. A fifteen-minute ferry ride brings you to the bustling shopping and restaurants of St. Thomas. Here are some Andante beach chairs visiting Trunk Bay.
• Multi-zoned stereo cassette deck, CD, minidisc recorder and player, tuner, cable color TV, phone, printer with fax machine, dedicated fax/computer telephone line.
• Washer, dryer, dishwasher, microwave
• Stainless steel gas barbecue
• All linens, beach towels, beach chairs, coolers, supplied
• Modern, architect designed, tastefully appointed
• Spacious stone and tile accented bathrooms with skylights
• Multilevel deck with private deck off master bedroom
• A short path winds down to secluded quiet sand and coral snorkeling beach
• 7 minute drive to town
High Season -- 02/25/2017 - 04/28/2017
1-2 - $5,000
3-4 - $5,400
5-6 - $5,800
Low Season -- 04/29/2017 - 11/17/2017
1-2 - $3,000
3-4 - $3,400
5-6 - $3,800
Thanksgiving - 11/18/2017 - 11/24/2017
1-6 - $4,000
Holiday Season - 12/23/2017 - 01/05/2018
1-6 - $6,450
Additional days prorated from base rate.
Rates are based on double-occupancy in each bedroom and are subject to change. A deposit of 50% is required to confirm your reservation at the time of booking. Balance is due 8 weeks prior to date of occupancy.
A vehicle is necessary and a 4 wheel drive is highly recommended to take full advantage of all areas of the island.
V.I tax is 12.5%.
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