BOUGAINVILLEA VILLA – OVERVIEW. This new (2017) 3-unit boutique condominium with a pool, central a/c and a superb location is located in one of Cruz Bay’s best neighborhoods, on the hill above and behind Gallows Point. The three large condos are housed in a handsome 3-story building, with each condo on a different floor. Units One and Two are 2-bedroom, 2-bath units on the 1st and 2nd floors, while the Penthouse is a 1-bedroom, 1-bath unit on the top floor. The 3 units rent separately, or if you plan ahead the entire complex could be rented as a 5-bedroom / 5-bath, in town luxury villa. The festive restaurants, bars and shops in Cruz Bay are an easy 4-5 minute walk. We’ve been renting condos in Cruz Bay since 1990 and, in our view, these Bougainvillea bests the competition when it comes to location, quality, comfort, privacy and rental value.
Preview – The Penthouse at Bouganvillea Villa is a one-bedroom / one-bath, top floor, exquisite condo with central a/c and elegant interior and exterior living areas. The views are drop dead gorgeous, with 220 degree vistas of islands, sailboats, sunsets and turquoise seas. For more photos and information, go to Bougainvillea Villa – Penthouse
Preview – Unit Two is a large two-bedroom / two-bath, second floor luxury condo with central a/c and excellent furnishings and décor A private side deck with BBQ grill faces into a lush forest, while the southwest deck has beautiful views of outlying islands, sunsets and distant night lights. For more photos and info go to Bougainvillea Villa – Unit Two.
Preview – Unit One is a spacious two-bedroom / two-bath, first floor luxury condo with central a/c and designer furnishings and décor. Unit One is the same size as Unit Two (1500+ sq/ft) and has the same floor plan, and both have a private side deck and a gas BBQ grill, plus a south deck that provides lovely views. The bedrooms in Units One and Two are the same size and both have fine quality linens and décor. For more photos and information, go to Bougainvillea Villa – Unit One
DESIGN. Bougainvillea Villa is a 3-story, 3-unit boutique condominium, built from island stone and concrete. Units One and Two are 2-bedroom, 2-bath units on the 1st and 2nd floors. Covered exterior stairs lead up to Unit Two, and then up to the Penthouse unit , a 1-bedroom, 1-bath unit on the 3rd floor. The Penthouse’s design gives up a bedroom, but gains deck and wonderful outdoor living space, all with drop dead gorgeous views. Units One and Two both have sun/sunset decks with superb views, plus they each have a very quiet and intimate covered deck on the private northwest side of the building. Units One and Two are the same interior size, with identical floor plans, but the unit’s furnishings and décor are different. In both lower units the two bedrooms are located off the great room, which contains the kitchen, dining and living areas. The Penthouse is a suite where the bedroom is an extension of the great room and shares its fantastic views. Bougainvillea’s design incorporates large widows on all four sides of the units so the interiors are sunny, bright and cheerful, but powerful central a/c keeps them cool and comfortable in the warmer months. The upscale character of these units is apparent in the location, the structure, and interior features such as screened mahogany doors and windows, mahogany cabinets, fine bed linens, and high quality interior lighting and decor. The 3 condos share a lovely pool and sundeck that is located a level below Unit One to give it more privacy. There is also onsite parking in the front of the building for 1 vehicle per unit.
Bed Description: 3 kings, 2 sets of twins convert to king
Property Location: Cruz Bay
Property Size: 1500+ sq. ft per unit
Year Property Complete: 2016
Beach: Walk to Frank Bay Beach or 8-10 min. drive to North Shore
Pool: Yes - shared
Pool Dimensions: 16 x 12 x 5 ft deep
Hot Tub: No
Ipod Connectivity: Yes
Damage Deposit: $500
Air Conditioning: Yes, Central
Distance To Town: Walk to Cruz Bay
Living Dining: The great rooms in all three units face south and west - into the sun - but the powerful central a/c maintains cool temperatures throughout. The upscale character of these units is apparent in the location, the overall attention to design and quality, as well as interior features such as mahogany doors and windows, granite and mahogany baths, floor to ceiling drapes, fine bed linens and decorator lighting and decor. Bougainvillea’s three units share an intimate garden pool and sundeck, located below Unit One. There is onsite parking in the front of the building for one vehicle per unit.
Kitchen: In Unit's One and Two - the attractive kitchens have granite counter tops, including an island bar/counter top that seats four. Abundant mahogany cabinets provide more than enough space for the dinnerware, cookware and kitchen supplies that are provided. Appliances include a side by side refrigerator, 4 burner gas stove and oven, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, coffeemaker and other small appliances.
The Penthouse's kitchen is a smaller version of unit's One and Two. It is well equipped with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and a 4 burner electric cook top stove.
Cruz Bay is a very friendly island town, so when you meet new friends and invite them to dinner you’ve got lots of room at the interior dining table that seats 8. The essential item for dining and entertaining in the Caribbean sits on your private garden deck – a Webber gas barbeque grill.
Bedroom Details: In each of the two bedroom units, both bedrooms have king beds, a/c, high quality linens, a large closet and an adjoining handsome bath. The bedrooms are both corner bedrooms with four screened mahogany windows that open to the warm trade winds, or stay cool with the a/c. The bedrooms are equal in size (220 sq/ft), and the two mahogany and granite baths are also quite similar in size and appearance.
The penthouse unit is a very spacious studio where the bedroom adjoins the great room and shares its fantastic views, but a movable bamboo screen allows you to separate the bedroom from the great room.
In the penthouse
Bougainvillea Villa is located in what we consider to be one the most desirable neighborhoods in Cruz Bay, on the hill above and behind Gallows Point. There are four reasons why this a premium Cruz Bay rental home location. First, you’re located on a south-facing hill that allows unobstructed and spectacular views of St Thomas, St James and more than a dozen other Virgin Islands stretching across your horizon. Second, you’re an easy 4-5 minute walk to the ferry or the restaurants, bars, shops, nightlife and taxis in the always festive town of Cruz Bay. This means you don’t have to rent a jeep, although a jeep is always a recommended way to explore St. John. Third, the pool deck, plus the sun deck of each unit face south and west – unlike so many Cruz Bay condos – so you receive all day sunshine and a spectacular sunset every evening. Fourth, Bougainvillea is nestled into a wooded hillside that creates an intimate sense of quiet privacy that is seemingly a world away from Cruz Bay, yet you’re actually on the doorstep of great food and festive nights.
Vehicle Information: A 4 Wheel Drive vehicle is needed for travel on St John
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.
PHONE SERVICE/CELL PHONES: Local phone service is interrupted regularly and in spite of our efforts to reinstate service it can some times take weeks. AT&T is the only cell service we find operates efficiently on the island. If you do not have AT&T we strongly suggest you bring a pay as you go AT&T cell phone with you as we do not provide cell phones should the local phone service be interrupted.
Internet Service: The internet service is subject to frequent interruption. We cannot guarantee internet quality or speed. Renters might find it convenient to travel with a cellular carrier MiFi – a couple of examples are AT&T and Virgin Mobile. There will be no refunds due to the internet not working.
Pool Floats: Pool floats are not guaranteed with your villa rental. If you want access to them, please bring them with you.
After making your villa/condo booking with us, you have 7 days to send us your rental deposit and guest contract. Payment is by check, personal check is fine. Your sending us payment on your villa rental becomes a binding agreement; it constitutes your acceptance and agreement to these terms, conditions, limitations and restrictions as mentioned in our Payment and Cancellation Polices section on this page. If you have any problems or questions with any of this information, please be sure to call us for discussion and explanation before you send us your villa rental deposit monies and contract. PAYMENTS: Caribbean Villas requires 50% down within 7 days of making your reservation by check only. Failure to make this payment subjects your reservation to automatic cancellation. The balance of your reservation including the tax/service charge and security deposit where applicable; is due 60 days prior to arrival. If traveling during the Christmas/New Years time period the balance including the tax/service charge is due 120 days prior to arrival. Rates are based on Cash Prices – Payment is by check only. To pay with a visa/mastercard there is a 3% service fee. Please make the checks payable to Caribbean Villas and mail them to 89 Mussey Rd., Suite 103, Scarborough, ME 04074.
CANCELLATION POLICY: All cancellations and any requests for changes to your reservation (such as date changes or changes in the number in your party) must be made IN WRITING, and faxed, emailed or mailed to us promptly. Once Caribbean Villas has received your deposit, if you cancel/change your reservation 120 days or more prior to arrival, there is a 20% penalty off the total room charge. If you cancel/change your reservation 60-120 days prior to arrival, there is a 50% penalty off the total room charge. If you cancel/change within 60 days of arrival, there is a 100% penalty off the total room charge. Christmas/New Years and President weeks are non-refundable. Cancellation Policy for the following villas ~ Caneel Trailside Cottage, Francis Bay Estates, Sunset Beach, Terrahawk, La Bella Vita, Colibri, Vista Caribe, Cruz Views #1 and Croix Vista. These villas are non-refundable/non-changeable, for any reason, once payment is received.
Please note: If we do not have your arrival information 60 days prior to your check-in, there will be a $50 charge applied to your security deposit.
PASSPORT REQUIREMENTS: If you are a U.S. Citizen traveling to the U.S. Virgin Islands (St. John, St. Thomas, St. Croix) you will need Proof of Citizenship; this is a Photo ID and a birth certificate with a raised seal (photo copies are not allowed). *For further information: http://www.travel.state.gov * Please note: If you are traveling to the U.S. Virgin Islands (St. John, St. Thomas, St. Croix) and are planning to do any day trips/day sails to the British Virgin Island or any other Caribbean country you will need a valid U.S. Passport
MAID SERVICE: Our homes/condos do not include maid service. Maid Service may be arranged at an additional cost. Towels, linens, beach towels and paper products are provided for your entire stay. Any additional supplies will need to be purchased by the guest.
HURRICANE CANCELLATIONS: Hurricane season is from June 1-November 30.
Caribbean Villas highly recommends that you purchase trip cancellation insurance. This insurance will cover you in case of a natural disaster (please verify all terms and conditions with the insurance company). If you do not purchase insurance and if a hurricane is threatening St. John and/or we advise you not to travel, we will hold your balance on account for a future stay at the property reserved.
Money is non-refundable if the hurricane is not a threat to St. John and you are unable to travel because of canceled flights or for any other reason. If you are currently on St. John and a hurricane is threatening the island, you will need to evacuate the property and depart the island. In this instance we will hold your remaining nights on account for a future stay at the same property.
EXCEPTIONS: This policy does not cover Delfina, Reefside Villa, Sunset Beach, Francis Bay Estates, Terrahawk, Vista Caribe, Cruz Views #1-Bliss, Villa Rendezvous and La Bella Vita. Though we ask them to adhere to this policy final decisions will be made by the island managers.
HOTEL TAX/SERVICE CHARGE: If traveling to St. John, a 12.5% hotel tax and 5% service charge will be added to your reservation. (When the hotel tax changes all reservations are subject to the tax increase.)
DAMAGE DEPOSITS (Security Deposit): Our Villas and Condos for the island of St. John all require a damage deposit. The deposit is $500-$1500 depending on the property reserved. In most cases this deposit may be applied to a Visa or MasterCard. Our consultants will advise you at the time of booking which policy applies to your rental home. The security deposits are fully refundable within 60 days of your departure, provided there is no breakage, damage, missing items, no charges incurred before, during or after your stay, still outstanding. All normal utilities (except long-distance phone calls or careless or extremely excessive use of your villa’s water supply) are included in your rental price. You hereby agree to pay Caribbean Villas on behalf of the owner of your villa the cleaning or replacement costs for all damages to personal property or to the real estate, which may occur as a result of your occupancy, excluding normal wear and tear. Locked pantries and closets are reserved for the use of the villa owner and are not included in this rental. You as a Guest agree to take all reasonable steps to ensure that your family and other guests in your party adhere to the rules and regulations affecting your villa. All villas are privately owned, so decor, colors and inventories will of course vary. All villas are fully furnished, including an ample supply of bed linens and towels for Guests’ use. Rearranging of furniture or removing any items from the villa is prohibited.
LIABILITY: Caribbean Villas, is acting hereunder as an agent for accommodations, and assumes no liability for property loss or damages, nor liability for injury, accident, delay, or irregularity which may be occasioned either by reason of defect in any vehicle or the acts of any company or persons engaged in conveying passengers to or from their villa. Transportation (airlines, ferries, charter vessels, rental cars and taxis) is supplied by providers who operate independently of Caribbean Villas. We assume no responsibility, therefore, for any loss, injury, or damage to person or property because of the acts of those providers. Furthermore, guests are responsible for their villa during occupancy, and must lock villa windows and doors securely at all times when not on the premises, and must exercise care in securing all personal property. Guests must observe all cautions as given in our blue guest book and/or by your local contact. All Caribbean Villa’s properties are privately owned. The Owner and Caribbean Villas reserve the right to refuse service to anyone at their complete discretion. Any and all disputes will be subject to jurisdiction only in the USVI.
COMPLAINTS AND MAINTENANCE: Caribbean Villas shall make every effort to keep all villas and their inventories in good working order. In case of a maintenance problem, they will strive to repair the problem as soon as possible after being notified. However, no refund or rate adjustment shall be made for unforseen failures such as the supply of electricity, water, pool filtration systems, air conditioning, television/cable service, internet access, appliances, etc. Due to wild fluctuations in our island electrical service and the lack of trained technicians here, we cannot guarantee that hot tubs at villas will operate correctly at all times, and no rebates will be given due to hot tub malfunctions. It is the Guest’s obligation to report any problem or damage IMMEDIATELY to us, regardless of the hour. No refunds will be considered unless problems are reported and reviewed by our staff during your stay on island.
CONSTRUCTION NOISE: Due to the amount of new villa construction on St. John, it is a possibility that construction may occur near your villa rental. Any construction and the possibility of new construction is outside the control of Caribbean Villas.
ENTRY INTO VILLA: Caribbean Villas or its staff may enter your villa to perform any repairs as necessary. If your villa is on the market for sale, we reserve the right to allow the villa to be shown, but only by advance appointment made with Guest. We will make every effort to schedule such brief showings at a time convenient to you, to respect your privacy, and not interrupt your vacation. SUBSTITUTION: Caribbean Villas reserves the right to substitute comparable or better accommodations without liability, should the villa reserved be sold, out of order, double booked or be deemed substandard by us for any reason. If comparable accommodations are not available, Guest may receive a complete refund of all pro rated rent and Hotel Tax/Service Charge paid for the original villa.
CAPACITY OF VILLAS: The total number of persons allowed in the villa at any one time is restricted to the number of persons scheduled and paid for (based on two persons per bedroom). Should a group misrepresent themselves, they will not be allowed entry into the villa. Exceptions to this term are made only by management, prior to your arrival dates and for infants under 2 yrs old; if sleeping in a baby crib and not occupying one of the villa’s beds.
QUIET ENJOYMENT AND PARTIES: Caribbean Villas wishes to maintain a family atmosphere for the quiet enjoyment of Guests. We rent to family groups and responsible adults only; absolutely NO house parties or functions such as weddings are allowed at the villas. Guests shall be sufficiently quiet and peaceful, so as not to disturb other residents of the neighborhood.
RATES AND PRINTING ERRORS: Caribbean Villas is not responsible for printing errors and inadvertent omissions. All rates and villa details are subject to change without prior notice.
CHECK IN TIME: St. John – 3:00 p.m. and forward. CHECK-OUT TIME: 10:00 a.m. sharp. PETS: No pets of any kind are allowed in or on the villa premises. A pet or evidence of a pet found on the villa premises will cause immediate eviction and forfeiture of Guest’s entire rent and deposit.
ARRIVALS: For St. John there is one complimentary arrival that brings the arriving guests to the vehicle rental to pick up their reserved vehicle and then escorts the party to their villa. For 8pm -12 midnight arrivals there is a $50 check-in fee. You may schedule additional arrivals as needed for $75 per arrival. Please note: If we do not have your arrival information 60 days prior to your check-in, there will be a $50 charge applied to your security deposit.
CABLE TELEVISION: For St. John, most of the homes have expanded cable, with a few exceptions. Occasionally there is a problem with the cable television service. Caribbean Villas does not have any control over the cable service and repairs are currently taking between 8-14 days to complete.
PHONE SERVICE: ALL LONG DISTANCE PHONE CALLS ARE RESTRICED. We ask all guests to use a calling card to make long distance phone calls.Local calls are free. Occasionally there is a problem with the telephone lines for the villa and condo rentals. Caribbean Villas does not have any control over the telephone company and repairs are currently taking up to 30 days to complete. Rapture and Kalorama only have cell phone service.
CELL PHONE USAGE ALONG THE NORTH SHORE: If you use your cell phone on the north side of the island there is a good chance you will pick up the cell tower on Tortola (British Virgin Islands). If this happens you will be charged for an international call on your cell phone plan. DRUGS AND
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS: Guests and members of his party shall not use or permit to be brought into any villa and illegal substances, inflammable fluids (e.g., gasoline, kerosene, naphtha or benzene), or other explosives or articles deemed hazardous to life, limb or property.
VILLA, SAFE AND GATE KEYS: Caribbean Villas shall charge Guests $175 for each set of lost or mishandled keys; gate remote controls will be charged at replacement cost. Guest is required to follow all instructions precisely on where to leave your villa keys and gate remote controls when you depart–call if you are unsure!
CONSERVING ELECTRICITY: Due to the cost of electricity doubling, the air-conditioning in our villas/condos will not be turned on when you are checked into your property. At check-in, our staff will be happy to show you how to turn the systems on and off, should you decide to use the air-conditioning. We are requesting that you turn the air-conditioning off in all rooms when not at the villa. It does not take long to cool a room down when you return to the villa. We understand this is your vacation and we want it to be enjoyable and relaxing. Anything you are willing to do will be appreciated in conserving your electrical usage.
SMOKING: All Villas are non-smoking. Guests may be fined up to $150 for smoking violations. GARBAGE REMOVAL: Guests are responsible for removal of all trash from their villa. A $75 fee will be applied to guest’s security deposit if rental agent is required to remove trash left behind. There are numerous dumpsters throughout the island for your use.
CABLE/INTERNET/TELEPHONE/ELECTRICITY: In the Virgin Islands these services may be interrupted. If an interruption occurs the rental manager will report the problem but we have no control over service repairs. There will be no rental refunds due to the interruption of these services. Internet Service: The internet service is subject to frequent interruption. We cannot guarantee internet quality or speed. Renters might find it convenient to travel with a cellular carrier MiFi – a couple of examples are AT&T and Virgin Mobile
Dec. 16, 2017 – April 13, 2018
$10025/wk for 2 -10 people (entire complex)
Christmas/New Years (Dec. 16 – Jan. 6)
$13230/wk for 2-10 people
April 15, 2017 – Dec. 15, 2017
$7650/wk for 2-10 people (entire complex)
Off Season Rates Apply
Hotel Tax/Service Charge
12.5% Hotel tax/5% Service Charge
Prepaid $1500 Damage Deposit
(Damage deposit is refunded 30 days after departure as long as no damage has occurred during your stay)
Caribbean Villas Comments
Caribbean Villas Comments:
CARIBBEAN VILLAS COMMENTS. The Bougainvillea owners are repeat guests of ours and their many St. John rentals served them well in designing and furnishing their new homes, for Bougainvillea hits on every measure of excellence. Every choice vacation home starts with an outstanding location, and simply put, Bougainvillea’s location is certainly one of the best in Cruz Bay. Set above Gallows Point, it’s an easy walk to town, yet this setting offers uncommon privacy and serenity. One couple owns all 3 units, so the appliances, furnishings, décor, baths and amenities are uniformly first class. Each unit is decorated and accessorized differently, but every unit is comfortable and appealing. An abbreviated listing of best features includes the following:
The building, each unit - everything - is brand new as of 2017, and the introductory pricing is an excellent value.
These 3 upscale condos can also be rented as a 5-bedroom villa, so bring the whole family
This in town location is unusually quiet and private, especially on your side deck
Whisper quiet central a/c cools every room in each condo
An inviting 16’ pool and sundeck is located in a sensuous tropical setting
Each unit has beautiful views that stretch across the horizon, and the Penthouse view is in a class by itself.
All units have decks on two sides of the building, including a sun deck plus a covered deck.
The sunset views will leave you breathless.
The condos are large (1500 sq/ft) by Cruz Bay standards and all have tasteful, comfortable living areas, gorgeous kitchens, intimate bedrooms and tiled baths
There is on site parking for 1 vehicle per unit
In sum, we have rented condo units in Cruz Bay since 1990, including units in Cruz Bays’ “Best Six” condo resorts, and we think that feature for feature Bougainvillea is one of Cruz Bay’s best rentals, especially at the introductory prices.
Thank you for your interest in Bougainvillea Villa – 5 bedroom!
Our villa consultants have 30+ years of knowledge and we look forward to helping you find your perfect villa vacation!
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