Colibri is a cliff side villa that incorporates 3-levels of decks to create a spacious home designed for outdoor living. You park above the villa and descend stairs to the upper level of the house. The upper level contains the 700 sq/ft great room with living, dining and kitchen facilities, plus the master bedroom. Outside the walls, on the south facing side of the great room there is a 900 sq/ft covered deck complete with a covered gazebo, deck furniture, exterior dining and fantastic views. On the opposite (entrance) side of the great room is a quiet garden courtyard with seating for six. Exterior stairs lead down to the lower level with two more bedrooms and another large covered deck, also with deck furniture. The 1600 sq/ft sun deck and the 33 foot pool are 6 steps below the lower level. The sun deck has lots of deck furniture and a cliff side dining table for four. From the pool to your vehicle you ascend 4 flights of stairs so this design may help you stay (or get) in shape, but this may not be the best option for guests who have difficulty with stairs.
- Bedrooms: 3
- Beds: 4
- Bed Description: 1 King, 1 Queen, 2 Twins
- Bathrooms: 3
- Property Location: Maria Bluff
- Proximity: Ocean View
- Property Size: Approx. 3700 sq. ft.
- Year Property Complete: Complete remodel in 2010
- Beach: The beach at the Westin
- Pool: Yes
- Pool Dimensions: 33 x 15 x 5 feet deep
- Hot Tub: No
- Air Conditioning: Yes, all rooms
- Children: Welcome
- Wifi: Yes
- Housekeeping: No
- Ipod Connectivity: Yes
- Damage Deposit: $50 Non-Refundable Security Deposit Waiver
- Distance To Town: Cruz Bay is a 6-8 minute drive; North Shore beaches are about a 10-12 minute drive.
- Living Dining: The living and dining areas were completely remodeled in 2010 but the defining feature of the living room is its view. The living room is sandwiched between the garden courtyard on one side, and a spacious covered deck on the other side. The comfortable furniture seats six and there is a 55 inch flat screen TV/DVD, high speed DSL, and a stereo/CD (and the view) to entertain you. There is an interior mahogany dining table for eight off the kitchen, and a second table for eight on the upper level covered deck. On the pool deck, the cliff side table for 4-6 enjoys a striking location. All three dining stations have excellent views of the Caribbean.
- Kitchen: The kitchen was also completely remodeled in 2010 and it is now modern, functional and quite attractive with marble floors, granite countertops and mahogany cabinets. The top of the line appliances include a Wolf gas stove and oven, a Bosh dishwasher, Transmontia cookware, a s/s refrigerator/freezer and an over sized sink. There is a microwave, toaster, blender, coffee maker, and plenty of cookware and dinnerware and there is a gas grill is located on the deck off the kitchen.
- Bedroom Details: Each air conditioned bedroom is 200 sq/ft and all face southwest to capture the views through screened sliding glass doors. The upper level master bedroom has a king bed and a larger bath with a stone shower. The lower left bedroom has a queen bed, and the lower right has two twins, each with a tiled bath. All towels and linens for 6 people are included.
The land that separates Great Cruz Bay from Chocolate Hole Harbor forms a peninsula that juts a half mile out into the Caribbean Sea. The tip of this peninsula is called Maria Bluff, and thanks to its cliffside lots, stunning views and convenience to Cruz Bay, it has always been one of St. Johns preferred neighborhoods. Colibri is located at the mouth of the picturesque harbor at Great Cruz Bay – on the right tip of the peninsula. This is a cliff side home that sits about 70 feet above the Caribbean Sea. This setting gives you some excellent, very enjoyable views. To the northwest is the mouth of the harbor with sailboats coming and going from Great Cruz Bay, to the west are colorful sunsets and views of St. Thomas, Hans Lollick and Lovango, while the view to the south looks out at Dog Island and the St. James Islands. It is a short drive (6-8 minutes) on paved roads to the restaurants and boutiques of Cruz Bay. It is also a half mile walk to the restaurants, beach, fitness facilities, spa and shops at the Westin Resort.
- All payments are non-refundable
- There is a $55 check-in fee for arrivals between 9 p.m. to midnight ferry.
- $50 non-refundable Damage Waiver. This covers the 1st $500 in accidental damage that could occur during your stay. The damage must be reports while on island for it to be covered.
Caribbean Villas Reservation Policies for: Reefside Villa, La Bella Vita, Colibri, Francis Bay Estates, Sunset Beach, Vista Caribe and Terrahawk. After making your villa/condo reservation with us, you have 7 days to send us your rental deposit. Your sending us your payment constitutes your acceptance and agreement to these terms, conditions, limitations and restrictions as printed below. If you have any problems or questions with any of the following, please phone us for discussion and explanation before you send us your rental deposit monies.
PAYMENT: Caribbean Villas requires 50% down within 7 days of making your reservation. Payments are by check only. Failure to make this payment subjects your reservation to automatic cancellation. The balance of your reservation including tax/service charge, and security deposit where applicable; is due 60 days prior to arrival. Please make checks payable to Caribbean Villas and mail them to Caribbean Villas, 89 Mussey Rd, Suite 103, Scarborough, ME 04074. All cancellations and any requests for changes to your reservation (such as date changes or changes in the number of persons) must be made IN WRITING. Rates are based on Cash Prices – To pay with a visa/mastercard there is a 3% service fee.
CANCELLATION POLICIES: All payments for the following homes are NON-REFUNDABLE/NON-CHANGEABLE: Reefside Villa, Vista Caribe, Francis Bay Estates, La Bella Vita, Sunset Beach, Terrahawk and Colibri.
TRIP CANCELLATION INSURANCE: Caribbean Villas highly recommends CSA Travel Protection. www.csatravelprotection.com/?aff=71027664
PASSPORT REQUIREMENTS: If you are a U.S. Citizen traveling to the U.S. Virgin Islands (St Thomas, St John, 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: www.travel.state.gov If you are traveling to the U.S. Virgin Islands and are planning to do any day trips/day sails to the British Virgin Islands or any other Caribbean country you will need a valid passport.
HURRICANE CANCELLATIONS: Hurricane season is from June 1-November 30. Caribbean Villas highly recommends 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). In the unlikely event that we should experience a hurricane this season, there are several things you should know:
1. WE DO NOT ALLOW GUESTS TO REMAIN IN OUR VILLAS DURING HURRICANES! We will be available to make recommendations for hotel accommodation on St. Thomas or St. John which will have generators and running water.
2. In the case of a hurricane while you are on island you will not receive a refund of your rental and hotel tax from the day you vacate the villa. We highly recommend that you purchase trip cancellation insurance to cover other canceled expenses. Check with your travel professional or contact a provider for more information.
3. If predictions indicate a hurricane is headed our way and there is enough warning time you need to make every effort to fly out of St. Thomas before the storm is upon us. Delaying your departure plans may trap you on the island when no space is available on departing flights and after the storm you can expect to wait several days before normal airline travel is restored.
4. The Catered To staff will be monitoring the storm’s progress. If we feel strongly that we may be in the path of an approaching hurricane, we will notify you and advise you to fly off the island or to check into a St. Thomas hotel that is equipped with an emergency generator for the duration of the storm.
5. IMPORTANT: Once you make plans for a hotel or to leave the island, you MUST contact Catered To to let us know where you are and what you’re doing … we must keep track of all of our guests! Kindly make sure you call and speak with us before you depart.
6. The Catered To staff will try and assist you with advice but all guests must hurry to make their own airline or hotel reservations. In this emergency situation we will be busy supervising the shuttering and closing of all of our villas, office and preparing our own families and homes for the oncoming storm. We will appreciate your understanding and your full and willing cooperation to help yourselves under these circumstances.
7. Your villa will be shuttered up, electricity and gas will be turned off-island wide. Telephone and cable service will most likely be down also. All items from the patios and decks: furniture, grill, pool equipment, etc., will be put in your villa. There will be neither running water nor flushing toilets. Your villa will no longer be luxurious or even comfortable. Our government will impose a curfew for the day of and sometimes days after a hurricane so you will not be able to leave the property and, of course, the weather will be terrible!
In an extreme situation where there is insufficient time for you to leave the island please come by the Catered To office and we will give you a list of items you should have. This will include a flashlight and batteries, a battery operated radio, and storm preparation instructions in the unlikely situation that you must ride out the storm in one of our rental villas. YOU MUST COME TO THE OFFICE TO PICK UP YOUR HURRICANE LIST.
The Weather Channel (Channel 45) broadcasts a tropical report every hour at 48 minutes past the hour. This source and other information sources have, in the past, given us ample warning of the approach of a storm that will affect the Virgin Islands. When cable and/or TV go out, listen on FM to Isle 95 at 95.1 or on AM to WSTA Lucky 13 at 1340. HOTEL TAX: If traveling to St. John, a 12.5% hotel tax will be added to your reservation. If the hotel tax increases all reservations are subject to this increase.
DAMAGE (security) Waiver: We require a $50 non-refundable Security Deposit Waiver fee for all reservations. This Peace of Mind fee is in lieu of a damage deposit and covers all minor accidental damage or breakage up to $500. If damage occurs during your stay, please let us know immediately and it will be paid for by Catered To Vacation Homes. This privilege is offered to you as our way of saying thank you for your business. This policy does not cover intentional acts that results in damage, gross negligence, willful and wanton conduct, or any cause if the guest fails to report the damage to Catered To Vacation Homes before departure. Coverage does not apply to theft or damage of any property owned by or brought onto the premises by a guest. In cases of abuse and malicious damage to rental property the guest will reimburse Agent and/or Owner the amount of all damage including attorney’s fees.
LIABILITY: Caribbean Villas/Catered To, 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 observe all cautions as given in our blue guest book and/or by your local contact. All Caribbean Villa’s/Catered To properties are privately owned. The Owner and Caribbean Villas/Catered To 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.
INDEMNIFICATION/HOLD HARMLESS: The tenant and guests agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Caribbean Villas/Catered To Vacation Homes and represented property owners from and against all claims, demands, loss, liability of any kind and character, including cost of defense, arising out of or in any way connected with the tenant’s use of the property: in the event tenants or guests suffer personal/physical/property damage, injury, or loss. Caribbean Villas/Catered To Vacation Homes and property owners are not responsible for lost or stolen items or physical security. The duty to defend arises when the claim or demand is first made and is not waived by a delayed tender of defense.
You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Caribbean Villas/Catered To Vacation Homes and its directors, employees, sponsors, licensors, independent contractors, providers, subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively, the “Indemnified”), from and against any and all liability costs (including attorney’s fees and costs) incurred by the Indemnified in connection with any claim arising out of any breach by you of any provision of this User Agreement.
You agree to cooperate as fully as reasonably required in defense of any such claims. Caribbean Villas/Catered To Vacation Homes reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you and you shall not in any event settle any claim without the written consent of Caribbean Villas/Catered To Vacation Homes.
LEGAL RECOURSE – Any dispute arising out of these rental terms shall be construed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the Territory of the US Virgin Islands without resort to the conflicts or choice of law principles thereof. The Courts of the United States Virgin Islands, Division of St. Thomas and St. John, shall be the exclusive venue for all judicial disputes and the prevailing party shall recover its costs, expenses and reasonable attorneys’ fees. Your sending a signed rental form and payment in response to an invoice constitutes your acceptance and agreement to these terms, conditions, limitations and restrictions as printed upon the signed rental agreement.
CHECK-IN TIME: St. John-3:00pm forward. This allows the house-keepers to complete their cleaning duties.
CHECK-OUT TIME: 10 AM is the required check-out time. Late checkouts are not available. If there are guests arriving that day the housekeeper will be there at 9 AM to begin cleaning. If the property is not vacated by 10 am, Catered To Vacation Homes is authorized to remove Guest belongings from the property at the guest’s expense. The minimum charge of $60 will be charged to the credit card on file.
ARRIVALS: For St. John there is one complimentary arrival that brings the arriving guests to the car rental to pick up their reserved vehicle and then escorts the party to their villa. For 9 pm – Midnight arrivals there is a $55 check-in fee. You may schedule additional arrivals as needed for $75 per arrival. There is a $100 check-in fee for arrivals on a holiday.
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 stay. Any additional supplies will need to be purchased by the guest.
CABLE/SATELLITE 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 restricted. 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.
NO PETS: Pets are NOT allowed in Caribbean Villas/Catered To properties. A pet or evidence of a pet found on premises will cause immediate eviction and forfeiture of Guest’s entire rent and deposit.
COMPLAINTS AND MAINTENANCE: Caribbean Villas/Catered To 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 unforeseen mechanical failures such as the supply of electricity, telephone service, water, pool filtration systems, hot tubs, air-conditioning, television, internet service or cable service, appliances, etc. It is the Guest’s obligation to report any problems or damage to their villa IMMEDIATELY to us. No refunds will be considered unless problems are reported and reviewed by our Staff during your stay on island.
ENTRY INTO VILLA: Caribbean Villas/Catered To 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 Guests. We will make every effort to schedule such brief showings at a time convenient to you, to respect your privacy, and not interrupt your stay.
SUBSTITUTION: Caribbean Villas/Catered To reserves the right to substitute comparable or better accommodations without liability, should the villa reserved be sold, be out of order 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 paid for the original villa.
DRUGS AND HAZARDOUS MATERIALS: Guest and members of his party shall not use or permit to be brought into any villa any 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/Catered To shall charge Guest $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!
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 be required to pay for the excess immediately, or shall vacate the villa without refund. Gatherings/Meetings: No groups larger than those renting a house are allowed in our villas without written permission. Additional fees may apply.
QUIET ENJOYMENT AND PARTIES: Caribbean Villas/Catered To 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/Catered To is not responsible for printing errors and inadvertent omissions. All rates and villa details are subject to change without prior notice.
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.
SMOKING: All Villas are non-smoking. Guests may be fined up to $150 for smoking violations.
CONSERVING ELECTRICITY: Due to the cost of electricity, the air-conditioning in our villas/condos will not be turned on when you are checked in to 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.
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/ELECTRICTY: 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.
- In Season Prices
Dec. 17, 2016– April 15, 2018
$5900/wk 2 * $6900/wk 3-4 * $7500/wk 5-6
Christmas/New Years (Dec 16 to Jan 6)
Rates are based on 2 people per bedroom
- Off Season Pricing
April 15, 2017 – Dec. 15, 2017
$4500/wk for 2 people * $5200/wk 3-4 * $5900/wk 5-6
Rates are based on 2 people per bedroom
- Hotel Tax/Service Charge
12.5% Hotel tax
- Damage Deposit
$50 non-refundable damage waiver
(The waiver covers up to the first $500 in accidental damage that could occur during your stay. The damage must be reported while on island for it to be covered.)
Caribbean Villa Comments
- Caribbean Villas Comments:
After spending some time at Colibri, it becomes apparent that two qualities define and distinguish this villa. First and foremost, this is a dramatic cliff side location with exceptional day, evening and sunset views. If Great Cruz Bay had been blessed with a fort to guard it from pirate raids in the 17th and 18th centuries, this is where it would have been placed. This is not a busy harbor, but all the beautiful boats coming and going from Great Cruz Bay pass below you – it is like you are on a distant reviewing stand. Small waves lapping into the rocks also help to create this breathtaking cliff side atmosphere. Second, this is a house designed for outdoor living with three levels of waterfront decks plus a garden courtyard off the great room. For those who prefer the shade there are large covered decks on both levels. For sun lovers, the 33 foot pool is the heart of this home. It sits in the middle of a 1600 sq/ft sun deck and both get painted by sunshine from 9 am until sunset.
Other features that you will enjoy include;
Three dining stations, including a striking cliff side table, plus a poolside bar,
Overdone by the sun? Step inside; we tested the a/c on an 84 degree day in September and it was quick, quiet and efficient in every room.
If you prefer no a/c, open the screened pocket doors in the great room (they disappear) to allow a fabulous and unobstructed view.
You can walk to the beach, restaurants, spa, fitness facility and cabs at the Westin Resort, and you are a 6-8 minute drive to Cruz Bay.
Colibri is a good choice for 1- 3 couples and for families with children, provided the children are 9 years and older.