Le Lapin is an inviting 4-bedroom, 4 bath private villa with solar heated pool. The homeowners designed the villa to appeal to all St. John vacationers, as very few homes on the island are fully contained in one living space. From the great room to the bedrooms, all are interior access, which makes it a perfect choice for families traveling with children or couples looking for a spacious island getaway.
From where you park your vehicle, you walk up a few stairs to the gated pool area. The pool is 34’ x 12’ and includes plenty of lounge chairs for you to work on your golden tan or if you prefer some shade, relax in the hammock under the poolside pergola. The pool is located on the less windy, west side of the home, where the sun shines from sunup to sunset.
Just up from the pool level is the front entrance to the villa. The main level of the home includes the kitchen, living and dining area as well as two bedrooms and two bathrooms. An interior staircase takes you to the upper level where the two master bedrooms and baths are located. All the bedrooms include a/c and have a screened sliding glass door which opens to the unique wraparound decks and covered porches on each level. All the bedrooms include beautiful views that lookout out over Hart Bay.
The dual views are a favorite feature of this amazing home. From the living room, your views look out over Hart Bay and the south side of St John. Even though you are high on the hillside, you can still see and hear the waves breaking on the shoreline below. From the kitchen and pool side, your views look back across to St. Thomas and with this westerly view you will be in awe as the sun sets and as the twinkling lights of St. Thomas come on in the evenings.
Bed Description: 2 Kings, 2 Sets of Twins convert to King
Property Location: Hart Bay
Proximity: Ocean View
Property Size: N/A
Year Property Complete: 2002
Beach: Nat. Park - 15 min. drive
Pool Dimensions: 34 'x 12', solar heated
Hot Tub: No
Air Conditioning: Yes, bedrooms only
Ipod Connectivity: Yes
Damage Deposit: $500
Distance To Town: 10 minute drive into Cruz Bay on mostly paved roads.
Living And Dining: The open floor living area at Le Lapin is warm and welcoming and captures the east and west views through screened sliding glass doors. In the living room, you will enjoy curling up in the comfortable furniture all while enjoying time together away from your hectic everyday schedules. If you want to watch a movie, pop it into the DVD player or if you want to catch up on your favorite show or not miss seeing your favorite sports team, turn on the flatscreen satellite TV. Both are available for your entertainment; and for those times, when you want to listen to the sounds of the Caribbean, turn everything off and let the symphony of tropical sounds envelop you.
For your dining pleasure, there is an interior teak dining table for 6 – 8, centrally located between the living room and kitchen. For those preferring to dine outside, there is an exterior dining table on the covered deck which seats 6-8, which overlooks the pool and views across to St Thomas.
Kitchen: The kitchen is both handsome and functional, with granite counter tops, mahogany cabinets, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, coffeemaker, etc., 4 burner stove and oven, refrigerator/freezer, telephone and complete dinnerware, cookware and utensils. Guests also have access to a washer/dryer.
Bedroom Details: The bedrooms are all located on the side of the villa that faces Hart Bay. This is the breezy side of the home and for those that prefer sleeping with fresh air, you will enjoy being lulled to sleep with the sounds and tropical winds coming through your screened sliders and windows. The main level bedrooms have twin beds which can be converted to kings, while the master bedrooms are located on the upper level and both have king beds. All four bedrooms include a/c, tiled baths and showers, flat screen cable TV’s, walk in closets and beautiful ocean views.
Le Lapin is located on an acre of land in Hart Bay; atop the largest hill separating Hart Bay and Chocolate Hole. This very quiet and private spot enjoys outstanding 300-degree views, including sunrises and sunsets. You will love looking out over the beach at Hart Bay, and will enjoy listening to the ever present sounds of the surf as the waves roll on to the shoreline. Le Lapin has the highest elevation of any of our Hart Bay homes, and the splendid views include Hart Bay, Rendezvous Bay and the south shore of St. John, Chocolate Hole, Pillsbury Sound and St. Thomas.
This beautiful home is only an 8-10 minute drive to the picturesque town of Cruz Bay. Here you can enjoy dining at many of the fine restaurants, as well as exploring the unique Cruz Bay shops; from Caribbean spices and T-Shirts, to gorgeous jewelry and artwork, no matter what your budget, your purchase is sure to bring back plenty of memories of your time spent at Le Lapin and on our beautiful island of St John.
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. that impacts St John, USVI. If you are already on St John or your arrival date is within 30 days of the named storm, and we advise you not to travel, you will be able to hold your reservation on account for a future stay. If you are traveling outside this time period, our regular cancellation policy applies, which is non-refundable and non-changeable. We highly recommend you purchase Trip Cancellation Insurance. There will be no exceptions to this policy.
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 guest’s 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 (photocopies 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 a starter kit of paper products are provided for your 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 further acknowledge they will use extreme caution regarding the pool, decks, railings, all walkways and staircases, the shoreline around the property, the property’s driveway and courtyard, and the road. In addition, if there are children in the party, guest acknowledges and agrees that they and any and all other adults in the party will constantly supervise all children while in the house and while on or near the verandahs, decks, balconies, railings, walkways and staircases, the driveway, courtyard, public road, shoreline and pool areas. 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.
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 unforeseen 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 will be fined 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. 9, 2023 – April 15, 2023
Rates based on 2 people per bedroom
$4900/wk for 2 – 1 bedroom
$5390/wk for 3-4 – 2 bedroom
$5880/wk for 5-6 – 3 bedroom
$6370/wk for 7-8 – 4 bedroom
April 16, 2022 – Dec. 15, 2022
Rates based on 2 people per bedroom
$2730/wk for 2 – 1 bedroom
$3115/wk for 3-4 – 2 bedroom
$3605/wk for 5-6 – 3 bedroom
$4095/wk for 7-8 – 4 bedroom
Nov 19 – 27, 2022
$4095/wk for 2-8 people
** Christmas/New Years
Dec. 16, 2022 – Jan. 8, 2023
$7644/wk for 2-8 people
** Xmas/New Years – 12 night minimum if taking both holidays, including Christmas Eve & New Years Eve
12.5% hotel tax/5% service charge plus $300 Cleaning Fee
Desirable real estate on St. John is all about "location, location", and with its lovely hilltop setting and its functional design, Le Lapin certainly qualifies as desirable. Le Lapin is the last villa on a dead end road that winds up the tallest hill overlooking Hart Bay. There's no noise from traffic, just the sound of surf breaking on Hart Bay Beach, so you can relax in delightful peace and quiet and precious privacy.
Le Lapin's superb location and wraparound decks on both levels provide great views in all directions, including beautiful water vistas of the south shore of St. John to the east and south and Pillsbury Sound to the west. Even at night you have a choice of marvelous views: the distant twinkling lights of St. Thomas to the west or moonlight shimmering over Hart Bay to the east. This is also a sun lover's house. From your bed you can watch the morning sun rise out of the sea, then bask in its warmth all day by the pool, and later watch it slowly fall into the Caribbean sky in a blaze of color.
Le Lapin was designed as a child friendly home that is great for families, and with its romantic location this is also an enticing villa for honeymooners and couples. If you're familiar with the earlier version of Le Lapin (now called Dolphin Run), you might wonder why anyone would sell such an enjoyable vacation home. The answer lies in this very inviting and attractive new home.
8/30/18- I want to thank you very much for our fantastic stay at Le Lapin (under statement). We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay at that villa, and of course at my favorite place on the planet - St John, regardless of the recovery that’s been happening since the last hurricane. I’ll always want to go back regardless of the climate challenges to the island. I just love it.
Regarding the experience the Caribbean Villas gave us - Superb!! Details, details, details. Your staff was incredibly attentive to all the important details and we were most appreciative for everything:
- Friendly, Kind & Attentive office staff
- No problems adding addt’l guests
- Very informative material sent in advance regarding arrival & departure procedures, the Island amenities, and of course need to knows about the villa itself (which I made required reading for all guests on the plane - and a quiz on the boat- really!)
- On the island greeter - Deloros
- Jeep rental coordination
- Jeeps delivered to the dock!
- Escorted to the property
- Deloros’ explanation and tour of the villa
- Special touches and welcome gifts at the villa
- Who to contact just in case..
- Jeeps allowed to be dropped off at the dock upon departure
I’m sure I’m forgetting something, but the above is something to be proud of and is incredible in and of itself and made our stay that much more enjoyable.
I will be back & will be coordinating through Caribbean Villas when I do
Again, big thanks to you and your staff for an absolutely fabulous vacation!!!
- Le Lapin was ideal for our families. The deck and pool areas are very nice. The home is an exceptional villa with spectacular views and great privacy! Thank you!
- We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Le Lapin. Thank you!
- We had another great vacation on St John. This is our 5th year with Caribbean villas and our 3rd year at Le Lapin. Love the house! Thank you!
- Thank you very much for a wonderful vacation ! This is our 6th time in St John, and we all agree that this was the best villa yet (except for the road up to the house - what a spine buster !!). The house was great, the views were fabulous and we all had a great time. Thanks again for all of the help that you and your staff gave us in selecting this villa.
- MJ and I wanted to say thank you for assisting us with our reservation at Le Lapin. It is the first time a villa has ever exceeded our expectations! It was very clean, well stocked and laid out, and had super nice east west views! I will be posting a positive review on Trip advisor soon…though I am hesitant to do so, as I would like to keep this villa as our little secret!
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