Catherineburg, surrounded by National Park
Pool, Hot tub
3 Bedroom(s), 4 Bath(s)
Cinnamon Stones, a 3-bedroom, 3-bath luxury villa with pool and jacuzzi, sits high on the hillside of Estate Catherineberg, a small prestigious community of luxury villas, surrounded by the Virgin Islands National Park. Cinnamon Stones overlooks Cinnamon Bay, Peter Bay, Francis Bay and Johnson's Reef. You can see from Hans Lollick and Lovango in the west, north to Jost Van Dyke and east to Tortola -- a big, breathtaking view.
The villa is on one acre of beautifully landscaped land. The steep hillside is covered with old stones and a very special thirty foot high rock outcrop. The colors of the stone were an inspiration for the interior of the house. Cinnamon Stones was designed by St. John architect and artist Carolyn Caldwell, and constructed in 1999 by her husband, Ken Betts. It takes advantage of all the best features of Caribbean homes -- thick concrete walls, an abundance of louvered doors on all sides, ceiling fans and cool stone floors. Skill and craftsmanship are evident throughout this very special villa.
Entry to the villa is from the hillside garden on the second level. As you pass under the pergola, Cinnamon Stones opens to the magnificent view.
The Great Room is painted a cool gray lavender, the color of the British Virgin Islands and the sea at dawn and dusk, which you see through six louvered mahogany French doors. All the mahogany doors and windows were handcrafted on St. John. The floor is imported Italian limestone. There is a vaulted kingpost ceiling over the sitting area which has two very comfy sofas, perfect for watching a movie. Or you may prefer choosing something to read from the large library collection of over 200 books of contemporary fiction - many award winners and best sellers of the past ten years. Original paintings by well known St. John artists hang throughout the house. Off the Great Room is a small office with desk, fax machine, wireless DSL and more books. A guest bath is adjacent, for your convenience.
The interior dining area at Cinnamon Stones has a large antique teak table which can easily seat eight. The table settings include dinnerware by Villeroy and Bock, stainless flatware by Gorham. There is an abundance of serving pieces, platters, bowls and trays. A wine rack is built into the adjacent counter.
The kitchen is designed for serious cooking with all appliances, including a Decor gas stove, Sub Zero refrigerator and a very quiet Bosch dishwasher. The white custom cupboards with red hand-glazed tile counter tops are filled with kitchen equipment from Williams-Sonoma. Off the kitchen is a pantry for storage of large pots, pans, and picnic equipment.
Enjoy the breathtaking view from Cinnamon Stones while dining inside or out. Every door in the Great Room opens to the gracious veranda and the glorious blue sea. The comfortable teak furniture on the veranda includes rockers, big arm chairs, a love seat and a dining table for enjoying the indescribable view. You can sit at the end of the long veranda, in the swinging rope chair facing the rock shelter, the faint remains of stone terraced farming, the tyre palm grove, the bay rum tree and beautiful Cinnamon Bay Beach below, part of the National Park.
From the kitchen door of Cinnamon Stones, it is a short walk to the Master Bedroom suite across the pergola covered terrace with its fragrant night blooming jasmine. The pale grey walls, white woodwork and mahogany floors and doors create a beautiful space for the St. Croix four-poster mahogany bed. The screened porch off the bedroom has a rocker and an armchair. The ensuite bathroom has a large screened outdoor shower with a magnificent ocean view. There is a large walk-in closet for all your island attire.
From the upper level deck at Cinnamon Stones you look down on the 40 X 8 heated lap pool and hot tub. On the lower deck there are two roomy umbrellas that can be moved to shelter you from the sun as you lounge on the steps in the water.
All the decks are made of Trex, which has no splinters and is soft on bare feet. It is roomy around the pool with six lounge chairs along with additional tables and chairs. For your added convenience, there is a laundry room off the pool deck with a washer, dryer and small refrigerator for cold drinks. There is also an adjacent full bathroom which opens onto the deck.
On the lower level are two large bedrooms, each with a unique bathroom and walk-in closet. The Rock Bedroom has a king bed which is a copy of a plantation bed. In the mahogany armoire is a large TV with VCR. The pale peach walls glow as light filters through the mahogany louvered doors. All bedroom doors have full sliding screens so that the louvered doors may be left open, if desired. Enjoy the breezes.
The beautiful lower verandah at Cinnamon Stones has more comfortable rockers and arm chairs with a hammock for afternoon naps. A circular second stairway leads to the Great Room from the end of the veranda.
The Pool Suite has a king four-poster mahogany bed. The room is painted soft green to reflect the tropical woods which surround the house. There is a big comfortable wicker chair with footstool perfect for watching a movie or TV in the large red Chinese armoire. The ensuite bathroom is wonderful with a large shower with mahogany louvered doors which open to the hillside garden.
At Cinnamon Stones you are surrounded by the beauty of the woods and the sea. The villa is a tribute to architectural restraint and a sensitivity to Caribbean style. Cinnamon Stones is a place to love and to return again and again.
Formal Dining and Living Room areas
Three Master Suites all with King Beds
Four and one half baths
Color TV's with Cable, VCR, DVD, Stereo with CD and Tape Player
Fax Machine, Wireless DSL, I Pod Access
Linens & Bath Towels
Hair dryers in each bathroom
Heated Lap Pool 40' X 8'
Washer & Dryer
Weber Gas Barbecue Grill
Beach Chairs, Towels, Coolers & Bag
3 Safes for your valuables
Welcome snack basket upon arrival
Winter -- January 5, - April 14
1-2 Guests = $5,800 Master Suite
3-4 Guests = $6,600 Master Suite & Guest Suite
5-6 Guests = $7,600 All Suites
Summer -- April 15 - December 15
1-2 Guests = $4,400 Master Suite
3-4 Guests = $4,900 Master Suite & Guest Suite
5-6 Guests = $5,600 All Suites
Holiday, Thanksgiving, Presidents Week - - please send inquiry for pricing.
Please send inquiry about our children's policy. We now have twin beds available adjacent to the Rock Suite for families with children.
Weekly rates are based on double occupancy. Un-rented bedrooms will remain locked and unoccupied during your stay.
Check in time is 3:00pm - Check out time is 10:00am.
This is a non smoking villa, however smoking is permitted outside in the exterior deck areas.
V.I. tax is 12.5%.
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