Delfina is a stately but fun loving home with more than 11,000 sq/ft of interior living space, decks and balconies. It consists of a 3-level great house and an attached 2-level building that contains the four guest bedrooms (see photo 2 ). As you drive into Delfina’s large brick courtyard your first view reveals only a small portion of this spacious villa. You park in the courtyard on the upper level, open the mahogany gate and then descend a few stairs to the main level of the great house.
In the great house the master bedroom/bath and deck occupy the top level. The pool, patios and sundecks, living room, lanai, interior and exterior dining areas and the kitchen occupy the spacious second level. The lower level of the great house is the entertainment headquarters for both kids and adults, with the stone bar, theater, pool table and game room, 6th bed and bath and a large covered deck. The four guest bedrooms are partly visible to the left of the main house in photo 2 and although the 2 lower bedrooms are hidden by a bush in photo 2, they do offer very nice ocean views. All levels of the great house and the guest bedrooms are accessed by internal stairs. In addition to the 5 granite and mahogany baths attached to the bedroom suites, there is a half bath by the pool and another half bath off the dining room.
- Bedrooms: 5
- Beds: 5
- Bed Description: 4 Kings, 1 Queen, For up to 4 children under 15 - a trundle bed, pullout queen sofa
- Bathrooms: 6
- Property Location: Peter Bay
- Proximity: Waterfront
- Property Size: 11,000+ sq ft
- Year Property Complete: n/a
- Beach: Peter Bay Beach
- Pool: Yes
- Hot Tub: Yes
- Air Conditioning: Yes, All Rooms
- Children: Welcome (children under 7 yrs old require signed liability waiver)
- Wifi: Yes
- Housekeeping: No
- Ipod Connectivity: Yes
- Damage Deposit: $1,000 prepaid
- Distance To Town: about 10 minutes to Cruz Bay.
- Living Dining: The elegant interior sitting room adjoins the stylish exterior living area (the lanai) and both are indoor-outdoor. Recessed screened pocket doors in the living room let in the soft breezes, while the lanai is under a roof but not enclosed. Both of these sitting areas have gorgeous views and beautiful furnishings.
The formal dining area is just off the kitchen. The mahogany table, which can seat up to 14 people, sits in front of an 11 foot glass pocket door for delicious views of Cinnamon Bay. On the other side of the kitchen, french doors lead to a charming outdoor dining and barbecue area with a built in gas grill with rotisserie. Colorful tiles accent the hand painted Italian dining table that seats 6-8.
Theater Room: The centerpiece of the 200 sq/ft theater room is a 50" flat screen, satellite TV and DVD that plays through a surround sound system with Boston Accoustics speakers. There's a good collection of movies (DVDs) and music (CDs) as well as books and board games. The lower level of Delfina offers one the best areas for entertainment, games and parties that we have seen in any St. John home. In addition to the home theater, you have a pool table, an electronic dartboard, star wars pinball, Xbox360, and an Image treadmill. The heart of the room is a beautiful stone circular bar with barstools. icemaker, minifridge, and a TV/DVD. If you can't pull yourself away from the pool table, pinball or the bar, there's also a double trundle bed with bath and shower. There is a large covered deck off the lower level.
- Kitchen: This very handsome kitchen also has real gourmet appeal. The mahogany cabinets are beautifully accented by polished granite countertops, travertine floors, and stainless steel appliances. Just off the kitchen is a pantry plus a laundry room with washer and dryer. An alcove off the kitchen also contains a desk with a PC, fax/printer/copier, telephone and DSL. The well equipped kitchen includes: - A chefs 6-burner gas stove and a s/s double oven, - S/S refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave and trash compactor, - A wine cooler, coffeemaker, double toaster, blender, etc.
- Bedroom Details: The private and very romantic a/c master bedroom is on the top floor of the 3-level great house (see photo 2 ). This grand bedroom is 280 sq/ft of pure elegance, with an impressive style found in only a few St. John luxury villas, such as the master bedroom at the Peter Bay Beach House. Some of the noteworthy features include; a mahogany and cedar vaulted ceiling, rosewood wide planked floors, a 4-poster mahogany raised king bed, screened mahogany French doors that open to a private deck and beautiful views, a coffeemaker and a mini refrigerator with kitchen bar and storage, a seating area with two divans and a writing desk, DSL access, and a 40 inch satellite TV/DVD inside a beautiful mahogany armoire. The beautiful and oversized (120 sq/ft) master bath compliments the master bedroom, with onyx countertops and mother of pearl sinks, a toilet and bidet, a large tiled outside shower and a large walk in closet. Each of the four a/c guest bedrooms (Trunk Bay suite, Leinster Bay suite, Bordeaux suite, Coral Bay suite) is about 220 sq. ft. with a travertine and granite bathroom, plus a romantic 120 sq ft balcony with beautiful views of Cinnamon Bay and a table and chair set for two. Although each bedroom has a different decor, they are all tastefully decorated and quite lovely. The peaceful sitting/reading room between the Trunk and Leinster suites is a quiet place to read, and it also has a TV and DVD. Each guest bedroom/bath includes the following: - Tiled bath and shower, bathrobes, hair dryer - Satellite TV / DVD & DSL connection, telephone - Mini fridge and coffeemaker
Delfina is located in the middle of Peter Bay, just past its neighbor, Sea Cove, and just below Coco De Mer. Peter Bay is one of the few parcels of pristine north shore land that was not deeded over to the National Park by Lawrence Rockefeller in the 1950s, and today it remains tranquil, peaceful, private and exceptionally scenic, surrounded as it is on all sides by National Park forests, waters and reefs.
The Peter Bay homes (as of 2015 there were about 20+) have deeded access to Peter Bay Beach. The beach is located below Delfina, sandwiched between the National Park beaches at Trunk Bay and Cinnamon Bay. From Delfina it’s less than a 5-minute walk to the turquoise waters and white sands of Peter Bay Beach. The white sands and usually calm waters of the beach provide good swimming and snorkeling on most days. On a perfect beach day in January the National park beaches will host hundreds of people, but it’s rare to see even a handful of people on Peter Bay (it’s privately owned).
The lovely, pristine views from Delfina look north and east and include the lush mountains of the north shore of St. John, Cinnamon, Maho and Francis Bays, Whistling Cay, and Great Thatch and Tortola islands in the British Virgin Islands. It’s a picturesque 5-10 minute drive to the three restaurants at the 5-star Caneel Bay Resort, and an additional 5 minutes to the captivating restaurants, shops and groceries in the delightful town of Cruz Bay.
- Children are Welcome: If there are children 7 years or younger in the party, the guest must complete and return a notarized liability waiver PRIOR to arrival.
- Maid Service: Three times per week
- Smoking: Smoking is not permitted inside the house. Smoking is only permitted outside.
- Multiple Villa Rentals: If a guest is reserving multiple homes on the island. The guest must notify the booking agent and the guest will be given a contract that needs to be notarized and returned PRIOR to arrival
Construction: As is true in any popular destination, construction of a new home continues in Peter Bay Estates. As of January 2016, there is a construction of a new property currently taking place. We anticipate construction noise and possibly periodic construction traffic interruptions that could affect the Peter Bay neighborhood. If you would like further details on the current status of this building activity, please inquire and we’ll be happy to obtain the latest information for you.
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. 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: Once Caribbean Villas has received your deposit all payments are non-refundable/non-changeable. If you cancel/change your reservation, and we are able to rebook your entire set of travel dates, your money will be refunded, less a 20% administration fee of the total room charge. If a replacement rental is not obtained for your entire set of travel dates, there will be no refund. There will be no exceptions to this policy. Caribbean Villas highly recommends trip cancellation insurance.
HURRICANE AND/OR STORM POLICY: There will be no refunds given for acts of God or force majeure, such as hurricanes, tropical storms etc on St John, USVI. This policy applies to current and all future guests who have reservations to travel or are on St John. We highly recommend trip cancellation insurance. If insurance is not purchased and St John is impacted by an act of god or force majeure we will hold your money on account for a future stay. There will be no exceptions to this policy.
TRIP CANCELLATION INSURANCE: If you do not have a source, Caribbean Villas highly recommends CSA Travel Protection. It is the guests responsibility to cover themselves in the event they need to cancel or change their vacation plans.
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.
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
- In Season Prices
December 17, 2017 – April 21, 2018
$17297/wk for 2-6 people * $19299/wk 7-10 * $19999/wk 11 * $20279/wk 12 * $20769/wk 13 * $21259/wk 14
Christmas/New Years (Dec 16 to Jan 6)
$32004/wk 2-14 (10 night minimum)
Rates are based on 2 people per bedroom
- Off Season Pricing
April 22, 2016 – Dec. 15, 2017
$11802/wk for 2-6 people * $14294/wk 7-10 * $14791/wk 11 * $15281/wk 12 * $15771/wk 13 * $16261/wk 14
$15302/wk 2-12 * $15792/wk 13 * $16282/wk 14
Rates are based on 2 people per bedroom
- Hotel Tax/Service Charge
12.5% Hotel tax
(The damage deposit is refunded to you 30 days after departure as long as no damage occurs during your stay)
Caribbean Villa Comments
- Caribbean Villas Comments:
Peter Bay is a very beautiful and unique cove that is surrounded by the turquoise waters and lush subtropical forest of the National Park, on St John's exclusive north shore. As of 2014, there were about 30+ villas built in this small residential enclave. Although few in number, these distinctive homes have given Peter Bay a reputation as one of the Caribbean's finest collections of distinctive island homes.
Within Peter Bay we offer some exceptional vacation homes including Mermaid Falls, Coco De Mer, Sea Cove, Cinnamon Breeze and now Delfina. Together these villas have redefined the term "luxury home" on St John, and they have made Peter Bay one of the Caribbean's most unique neighborhoods of luxury villas.
All the Peter Bay homes are privately owned and each is a unique design with interior furnishings and décor that reflect the individual owner's taste. In the matter of excellent décor, furnishings and taste, Delfina really excels. In addition to being quite elegant, Delfina is also pure fun and entertainment.
This exclusive Peter Bay location, and the striking design, plus everything you'd want in entertainment earns Delfina the label as one of St. John's "Ultra Luxury Villas", and the floor plan and design make this a very versatile home for families, business meetings, or groups of friends or couples.
Delfina's Outstanding Features:
- An exclusive Peter Bay location that offers lovely views, tranquility and privacy and a 3-minute walk to the beach at Peter Bay;
- Superb outdoor living amenities with an elegant lanai, BBQ/dining area, and a pool and hot tub with a wet bar, icemaker, mini refridge, and half bath;
- Central air conditioning throughout the entire house;
- Romantic bedroom suites, each with a different décor, private deck and lovely views;
- DSL in every bedroom and DSL or Wifi throughout the villa;
- A home theater with 50"; flat screen TV/DVD, 9 DVD players and 6 CD players plus lots of movies and music;
- Pool, pinball, electronic darts and an Xbox on the lower level.
Please note: The guest services and maintenance for this villa have been contracted out to Chuck, who does business under the name of St John Savvy. Chuck operates a company that oversees luxury villas and their guests. He maintains a select portfolio of some of St. John's finest villas. He is a responsive, friendly and capable person, and has an extensive knowledge of St. John, its people and its customs. You're in good hands with Chuck.
Construction: As is true in any popular destination, construction of a new home continues in Peter Bay Estates. As of December 2014, there is a new construction site starting. We anticipate construction noise and possibly periodic construction traffic interruptions that could affect the Peter Bay neighborhood. If you would like further details on the current status of this building activity, please inquire and we'll be happy to obtain the latest information for you.