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On a Clear Day ... – Francis Bay

 

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This is your view to the west, with Francis Bay and Lovango and Congo Cays in the foreground,
and the Hans Lolliks islands, St. Thomas and beautiful sunsets in the distance
Bedrooms: 4
Beds: 3 kings, 2 twins convert to king
Bathrooms: 4.5
Property Location: Francis Bay
Proximity: Waterfront
Property Size: 4478 sq. ft.
Year Property Completed: 2012
Beach: Francis Bay Beach
Pool: Yes, 20 X 12 plus 54 x 7 lap lane (saltwater, low chemical pool)
Hot Tub: No
A/C Bedrooms & Exercise Room Only
Internet: WiFi
Maid Service: Not Included
IPod Connectivity: Yes
Damage Deposit: $1,000 prepaid



LOCATION. "On a Clear Day …” lies nestled deep within the confines of the Virgin Island National Park on the North Shore of St. John. This brand new villa (construction completed 2012) is perched 170 feet above sea level and offers the best of all worlds spanning the peacefulness and privacy of the Park’s surroundings to a “to die for” view of Francis Bay to easy beach access. Only a 5-10 minute walk or a 1-2 minute drive away, the white sand and crystal clear water of Francis Bay with its swimming, snorkeling, and sun constantly beckon. Guests are also just a quick stroll to one of the best bird sanctuaries on the Island at the Francis Bay Salt Pond. With the villa’s westward orientation, sunsets are spectacular, and nighttime heralds the twinkling lights of St. Thomas and the yachts moored below in the Bay, all, seemingly, a silent world away.

The 20 minute drive from Cruz Bay to the villa along St. John’s famous North Shore takes in some of the most beautiful beaches in the world including Caneel, Trunk, Cinnamon, and Maho Bays. Fabulous views abound far above the sea from scenic breakouts along the way. Coral Bay is a 10 minute car ride.

Although both secluded and remote, the rental is only 5 minutes from Cinnamon Bay Campground. There, you can find open air gazebo dining, a convenience store for food and supplies, and a beach shop providing watersport equipment rentals including kayaks, sailboards, and snorkel gear.

Along with the above aquatics, hiking trails both around the villa and throughout the island abound, and the ruins of historic Annaberg Sugar Plantation are in walking distance. Donkeys, deer, and iguanas will never be far away.

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Your view to the south looks into the National Park, with not another villa in sight

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This is an exceptionally peaceful, tranquil and private place to relax - you should be floating here...

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Your view to the north and east also looks into the unspoiled VI National Park (Marys Point), again not another villa in sight

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Your 54 foot saltwater lap pool was designed for aquatic workouts,
or just peacefully floating in paradise

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The living room and staircase leading up to the king bedroom
and twin bedroom on the upper level

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At the end of the rainbow ...
you will find, the only villa within your view.

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An amazing sunset ...
envision yourself relaxing here with a nice glass of wine

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A distant view of your villa, with the island of Tortola, British Virgin Islands, in the background


DESIGN. "On a Clear Day …" is designed as an eco-friendly villa built for fun, families, flexibility, nature, health, and, finally and most importantly, life renewal. Your stay will rest the soul, invigorate the body, and restore the spirit.

As you enter the villa through massive double-doors, engulfed by a picturesque all-encompassing view of Francis Bay. Walking further through 14 foot opening sliders will transport you to an expansive pool patio that, again, provides tremendous views of the Bay from every corner and lounge chair.

The villa’s rooms are all located within one structure for family and friendly living, but, through quality construction and design, privacy and quiet are maintained. For the athletically inclined, an exercise room is offered, and the saltwater, low chemical pool incorporates in its design a 54 foot long lap lane. After 8 wide steps up to a ramp leading to the front door and 5 short steps down from the entryway, the entire first floor remains flat, especially helpful for physically challenged guests. This includes the Great Room, kitchen, dining areas, porch, one bedroom, an exercise room, and the outdoor deck and pool. For sun worshipers, there is plenty of room poolside for fantastic tanning. But for those desiring various degrees of sun protection, the villa’s deck also offers a completely covered but still open area along with a portion topped by trellis. And for nighttime outdoor lounging and eating free of insects, a screened-in porch with sliders abuts the dining room.

For those interested in learning more about Green Energy conservation, the villa excels as an educational feast. From the Kynar solar reflective paint applied to the exterior of the roof and the thermal reflective blanket and fiberboard insulation layered beneath it to the structure’s use of LED and CFL lighting, low solar gain low-E glass windows and sliders, Energy Star appliances, low flow plumbing fixtures, and solar heated domestic hot water, the house is a conservationist’s delight. And the entire package is powered by a large array of ground-mounted photovoltaic panels located out of sight on land situated below the house. Island Green Building Association (IGBA) certification is pending.

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Looking from the living room into the dining room and kitchen


LIVING/DINING. The 20 foot wide, two-story Great Room is furnished in light, Caribbean modern rattan/bamboo furniture and bestows guests panoramic views of the pool, Francis Bay, and St. Thomas from every spot. A 60 inch flat screen LED TV with Dish Satellite programming is available for family viewing and is coupled to a Bose Surround Sound System with iPod/iPhone dock and Blu-ray Disc player. WiFi is available throughout the house.

Connected to the Great Room via a large archway is the dining area. The table comfortably sits 8 with an option for 10. If you wish to eat outside, simply pass through sliders into the adjoining screened-in, optionally-opened porch with a table for 8.

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Looking from the pool deck into the living room, with the main entrance in the middle and the
stairs to the three upper bedrooms on the left and right

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From the living room looking out at the pool and view

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The interior dining table seats 8 and offers the same gorgeous view as the exterior dining room

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The exterior dining room is fully screened and is just off the interior dining area


KITCHEN. A fully-equipped kitchen includes an ultra quiet dishwasher, convection oven/stove with ventilation hood, microwave, refrigeration/freezer, and a built-in wine cooler, all in stainless steel. Contiguous with the kitchen on one side is counter seating for four and on the other side a guest laundry with washer and dryer. Cabinet space, hand built from environment-friendly bamboo, is abundant. Countertops are Brazilian granite. A Weber gas grill for outside cooking is located on the pool patio.

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The kitchen counter and bar

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Another look at the kitchen

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Your view as you enter the oversized (290 sq.ft.) master bedroom

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The pillow view from the master bedroom


BEDROOMS.Three large bedrooms (308 sq ft each) and a master bedroom (480 sq ft) comprise the sleeping space. Each room is air-conditioned by a quiet individually controlled cooling unit, has a 40 inch LED TV with Dish Satellite receiver, and possesses its own private bathroom with 2 sinks and tumbled marble shower. All bedrooms open onto private decks with breathtaking views. Three of the bedrooms (including the master) have king size beds while the fourth has two twins. The twins, however, can easily be joined to create king size sleeping if needed. Also available upon request are two optional inflatable mattresses, which can be used for both kids and/or adults. Two of the second floor bedrooms emanate from a single hallway. This entire space can be conveniently sectioned off using an existing sliding pocket door to create a secure sleeping area for parents with young children.

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Another view of the master bedroom (your view is reflected in the mirror - beautiful!)

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The master bedroom bathroom

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The guest bedroom bathrooms are all similar

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The king bedroom located off the living room. This bedroom opens to the pool deck.

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The pillow view from the first floor king bedoom

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Another view of the first floor king bedroom

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The upstairs king bedroom with private deck

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The pillow view from the upstairs king bedroom

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The upstairs twin bedroom with private deck


EXERCISE ROOM. The villa provides a fully air-conditioned exercise room consisting of a Sole elliptical machine, Bowflex Home Gym, and Concept II rowing ergometer. A 32 inch LCD TV with Dish Satellite programming and full stereo DVD/CD system are furnished for entertainment while you exercise, and the room’s slider leads to an outdoor deck for cool down and relaxation post work-out.

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This is the finest private fitness room that we offer, with Bowflex Home Gym, Sole Elliptical Machine and Concept II Rowing Ergometer

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Just another lazy poolside day in January

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You should be relaxing here


CARIBBEAN VILLAS COMMENTS Caribbean Villas’ Comments. This beautiful, new villa is a contender for St John’s “most lovely and well-preserved location” award, and the house is ideally designed to fit in this Zen-like setting. Here are just a few highlights;

  • The Villa. New in 2012, spacious, high end, very comfortable and well equipped, private, lovely, and thoughtfully built for stress free vacations.
  • Location. This has to be one of the most unspoiled, naturalist settings in the Virgin Islands. You’re a short distance from the beautiful beaches at Francis Bay and surrounded by the National Park with no abutting neighbors. You’re also close to the scenic beach at Maho Bay, National Park hiking trails, and the ruins at Annaberg Plantation. This is a special place where the tranquility, peacefulness and privacy are exceptional.
  • Views and Sunsets. The west facing orientation provides all day sun on your totally private pool and sundeck. You overlook sailboats floating on Francis Bay in the foreground, sunsets in the early evening and the distant twinkling lights of St. Thomas at night. Except for one other home visible in the distance, your view remains pristine and unspoiled.
  • Atmosphere. The atmosphere is, in two words - ultra peaceful and relaxing. You might think you’re on a Caribbean island in 1950, or even 1850, but you’re actually ensconced in a modern luxury home with all the amenities. This is tranquility in one of its purest forms.
  • Spa? This villa could be a small, luxury fitness spa, with its 57 foot long lap pool and big sundeck, hiking trails and swimming and snorkeling nearby, and one of the island’s best fitness rooms, with a/c, TV, music and high quality machines and equipment. But it’s not a spa; it’s your vacation home.

If On a Clear Day is unavailable, there is one other elegant 5-bedroom home in Francis Bay, Francis Bay Estates. If you desire a more modest 4-bedroom home at a more modest price, look at Villa Serenity, or for a romantic and affordable 1-bedroom, you’ll love the Honeymoon Cottage.

For a first person account of the good life at On a Clear Day, speak to Kris or Dolores in our office, in Nov, 2012, the owner was kind enough to suggest that they spend some time at his St John home, so they know this villa very well.

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You can walk from On a Clear Day... to Francis Bay Beach

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Come enjoy the beautiful sunset!

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A gorgeous view watching sail boats glide by - what more could you ask for?


Rates, Printing Errors, Changes and Omissions: Caribbean Villas is not responsible for printing errors and inadvertent omissions. All rates and villa details are subject to change without prior notice.

CELL PHONE SERVICE: Cell phone usage in this villa and at other locations on the North Shore may pick up cell towers on Tortola (The British Virgin Islands). If this occurs, roaming charges could be applied to your bill, and/or you may be charged international rates. FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH YOUR PERSONAL CELL PHONE PLAN BEFORE TRAVELING. For communicating with friends and relatives off island from the villa, think about using your computer’s video Skype mode via the house's Internet WiFi system. In most cases, this will be free. Cell phone users on St. John find AT&T the most efficient company with the best coverage. Although most other companies do work at the villa, if cell phone connection is important both at the house and at other areas of the island, and AT&T is not your carrier, you may wish to consider a pay-as-you-go AT&T phone for your vacation.

LOCAL PHONE SERVICE: Local phone service is available at this villa through the island’s only telephone company. As with many services on St. John, it can occasionally be interrupted. We will do our best to remedy the situation should this happen. Again, you may wish to consider a pay-as-you-go AT&T cell phone, since we do not provide cell phones should local phone service be compromised.

INTERNET SERVICE:The Internet service for this villa is also provided through the island’s telephone company. Thus, it also can occasionally be interrupted. Again, we will work to re-establish connection ASAP. Many times, however, the situation remains beyond our control. We recommend renters carry mobile cellular Internet capability. Examples are MiFi via AT&T or Virgin Mobile.

We are sorry that there can be no refunds for Internet and/or telephone failure.

Privacy Policy: All photos are the property of Caribbean Villas and Resorts Management Company (unless otherwise indicated) and may not be reproduced or used for commercial purposes without the express written consent of Caribbean Villas and Resorts.



Specials
Date RangeRegular PriceSales PriceDiscount
April 24, 2014 - May 21, 2014$6750/wk for 2-4 people * $7250/wk 5-6 * $7750/wk 7-8 $5737/wk 2-4 $6162/wk 5-6 $6587/wk 7-815%, New reservations only. Walk to Francis Bay beach! ( rates are non-commissionable)

Availability Calendar & Rates for On a Clear Day ...

Rates

IN Season Prices:
Dec. 13, 2014 – April 10, 2015
$8250/wk for 2-4 people * $10250/wk 5-6 * $12250/wk 7-8 * 2014 Christmas/New Years $14700/wk 2-8 people
OFF Season Prices:
April 12, 2014 – Dec. 12, 2014
$6750/wk for 2-4 people * $7250/wk 5-6 * $7750/wk 7-8 * 2014 Thanksgiving $7750/wk 2-8
Damage Deposit: $1,000 prepaid
Hotel Tax/Service Charge:
10% Hotel Tax/ 5% Service Charge
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