La Bella Villa is a very attractive, one level villa built of native stone and concrete. The beautiful stone walls of the house are accented by 10 sets of hand rubbed and screened double mahogany doors that open to delightful views and cooling breezes. As you enter the great room of the villa, the master bedroom is on the left and the guest bedroom is on the right of the living area.
Inside, tiled floors, beamed cathedral ceilings, abundant mahogany, ceiling fans and fine furnishings create a rich and traditional tropical décor.
Outside, a large covered deck runs along the entire south side of the house and provides a spacious area for dining and relaxing, while the pool and private sundeck on the sunny southwest side of the house are great for grilling, cooling off and getting a full body tan.
Bed Description: 1 King, 1 Queen
Property Location: Coral Bay (northern hillside)
Proximity: Ocean View
Property Size: N/A
Year Property Complete: 2001
Beach: National Park - 10 min. Drive
Pool Dimensions: Approx. 17 x 9 x 4.5 ft deep
Hot Tub: No
Air Conditioning: Yes, Bedrooms only
Ipod Connectivity: Yes
Damage Deposit: $500 prepaid
Distance To Town: 18 minute drive to Cruz Bay, 12 minute drive to Coral Bay
Living And Dining: The living room is tastefully furnished with wicker and mahogany furniture and Caribbean art work. A British armoire contains a cable flat screen TV and DVD player, plus a stereo system with a CD player. Three sets of screened mahogany doors open to the covered deck and views of sea, sky and mountains.
The primary dining table seats 6-8 on the covered deck, while on the pool deck there is a gas grill and a table for 4.
Kitchen: The NEFF custom kitchen is fully equipped with a granite sink, 4-burner gas stove and oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, blender, and complete cookware and dinnerware. Bella Villa includes a washer/dryer, telephone, beach chairs and all linens and towels.
Bedroom Details: The master bedroom is both alluring and romantic with a king 4-poster bed and abundant closet space. The master bedroom has six sets of screened mahogany doors that open to great views and gentle breezes, plus a tiled bath and shower. The second bedroom (queen bed) overlooks the pool deck and has a tiled bath with a garden shower that is bordered by stone walls. There is also a pull out sofa bed in the living room.
La Bella Villa sits on a hill overlooking the scenic and tranquil harbor of Coral Bay (Coral Bay-northern hillside). A small and quaint community, Coral Bay is the “other” village on St. John, located about 20-25 minutes from Cruz Bay.
The picturesque views from Bella Villa sweep to the south and west and include Coral Bay Harbor and the Bordeaux Mountain area. Bella Villa is well screened from other villas by tropical vegetation, resulting in a peaceful setting with a good amount of privacy.
It’s a 5-minute drive to five worth-a-visit restaurants in Coral Bay, and a 10-minute drive to the white sand, National Park beaches at Maho and Francis Bays (north shore) and Salt Pond on the south shore.
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.
Trip Cancellation Insurance: If you do not have a source for cancellation insurance there is a web site with suggestions and reviews –Consumer Advocates – Trip Cancellation Insurance. Please verify all terms and conditions of coverage with the trip cancellation insurance company. 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.
CLEANING FEES: The majority of our vacation homes and condominiums have a 7 night minimum rental rate. Some exceptions can be made, please contact us directly to inquire about a fewer than 7 night stay. If an exception is made a cleaning fee will be applied to the pro-rated rental rate.
HURRICANE CANCELLATIONS: Hurricane season is from June 1-November 30. Caribbean Villas highly recommends that your 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 we advise you not to travel, we will hold your balance on account for a future stay at the property reserved. We will not hold your balance on account if the hurricane is not a threat to St. John and you are unable to travel because of canceled flights. If you are currently on St. John and a hurricane is threatening the island and we ask that you depart the island early, we will hold your balance 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, Croix Vista, Cruz Views #1, 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.
Jan. 8, 2022 – April 22, 2022
$3750/wk for 2-4 people
April 23, 2021 – Dec. 15, 2021
$2850/wk for 2-4 people
Nov. 20-27, 2021
$2950/wk for 2-4 people
Dec. 18, 2021 – Jan. 2, 2022
$4000/wk for 2-4 people
12.5% hotel tax
$500 prepaid damage deposit
(the damage deposit is refunded 30 days after departure as long as no damage occurs during your stay)
La Bella Villa was built in 2001, it is in like-new condition because it was lightly used from 2001 - 2004 and was not offered for vacation rentals until October of 2004.
Overall, this is an easy home to recommend; it's attractive, well built and nicely furnished and appointed. The traditional island design and quality interior décor combine to create a refined and romantic ambiance, and the hillside location provides charming views of the Caribbean plus clothing optional privacy. La Bella Villa is also priced competitively, and makes a great home for a honeymoon, or for 1-2 couples or for a small family with older children (this villa is not recommended for children under 5). La Bella Villa is a no smoking house, please.
- St John has long been a favorite vacation spot for F, A and me. So it was a natural as a graduation present for A and her boyfriend, G. We had never stayed on this end of the island before and found La Bella villa an absolute match for our needs. Great location, beautiful house, wonderful scenery & close to all of our preferred activities. We depart tomorrow with many memories of our stay at La Bella Villa and expect to be back in the future.
- We had a wonderful 2 weeks at La Bella Villa – 1st trip to St. John and probably not our last one! We loved the beautiful beaches: Maho Bay (turtles) and Cinnamon Bay we visited most often. We enjoyed hiking: Lameshur Bay trail and part of Johnny Horn Trail (up to ruins at Windy Hill) from where the views are just beautiful was our favorite; Caneel Hill trail was strenuous but the view was also beautiful. The house is just fabulous! I didn’t mind preparing a couple of dinners – who would with the view from kitchen windows like this!! We loved the outside shower (didn’t use the inside one even once). Thank you for the beautiful place to stay; we are leaving with great memories!
- What a great time we had! This was our 1st time staying in a villa on St. John – we will NEVER do anything different. We truly enjoyed your beautiful place and the location is superb! After such a hectic year, we thoroughly enjoyed doing nothing – relaxing by the pool, reading on the decks. Some days we never left! We enjoyed RamHead hike, swam at several beaches, ate at Skinny’s watched the Bills beat the Patriots, so that was the icing on the cake for my husband! Despite the weather reports of Hurricane Ophelia, we had 12 days of FABULOUS weather! It is hard know we are going back to rainy weather in the Northeast with a long winter ahead of us.
- Thank you so much for allowing us to experience St. John from La Bella Villa! What a beautiful place with spectacular views. We swam & snorkeled & explored. One of the donkeys decided to take a nap on the driveway – perfect example of how laid back & relaxing our stay was. We hate to be leaving but are already planning our next trip!
- We’ve had such a wonderful week here – away from the cold and dreary days in DC! The house is just fabulous… The weather has been perfect – from beautiful breezes at the beginning of the week to warm days to spend on the beach. There is so much to see on the island; so many beaches and so little time! The house is so great – love the privacy it affords on 2 “porches.” And the décor is charming – love the posters! The piece de resistance has to be the stone shower. My favorite part of the day was showering under the stars! Most of all we love your part of the island. Coral Bay has it all – in a rustic and private setting at a pace we love! Hope we can return some day!
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