Le Lapin II

Hart Bay

  • This villa is located on a hill above Hart Bay, with a gorgeous view that extends down the entire south coast of St. John

  • Le Lapin is a spacious 4 – bedroom villa located in a seaside setting that is unusually private, peaceful and quiet.

  • On the pool side of the villa, the view stretches to St. Thomas and beyond.

  • At night the western view looks at the distant twinkling lights of St. Thomas, while the other side of the villa stares out at moonbeams dancing on the Caribbean Sea.

  • The great room and all four bedrooms are blessed with the gorgeous down island views.

  • A 50″ TV with surround sound sits in a teak cabinet along the interior wall

  • The great room opens to the south facing lower deck, which wraps around three sides of Le Lapin.

  • And no matter which way you look, your views are breathtaking

  • The great room has an open floor plan and stretches east to west for more than 30 feet.

  • The interior dining table and kitchen occupy the west end of the great room.

  • On the sunset (west) deck a teak table seats eight and is sheltered from the wind and rain

  • The view from either dining table looks directly at St Thomas, with 1500′ Crown Mountain towering above the island.

  • The well equipped kitchen is just steps from either dining table

  • The interior teak dining table also seats eight with a sunset view

  • All the bedrooms in Le Lapin have a gorgeous view down St. John’s Caribbean coast, as shown here in the lower left bedroom.

  • The private bath to the lower left bedroom can be entered from the hallway or bedroom.

  • In all the bedrooms, a screened sliding glass door opens to an exterior deck. This is the lower right bedroom.

  • All the bedroom’s are over sized, with a/c, TV and walk-in closest, much like the lower right bedroom show here

  • The private bath attached to the lower right bedroom includes a tub and shower

  • The two upper bedrooms are alike in size and style, and both have decks that wrap around two sides of the room. This is the upper left bedroom

  • Your pillow view from the upper left master bedroom

  • The two upper bedrooms have identical bathrooms

  • Both upper bedrooms also have stunning seascapes of St. John’s south coast. The upper right pillow view is shown here.

  • Another view of the upper right bedroom.

  • The trade winds blowing in off the water are blocked by the house, so the pool deck is caressed by gentle breezes

  • If you feel like a lazy day, why not relax in your hammock and as you sway back and forth, any stress will melt away

  • If you’re lucky you might see a reverse sunset when the eastern sky turns bright pink. However, you’re quite likely to see….

  • …a blazing sunset in the western sky over St. Thomas

  • You need only open an eye to see a sunrise, and this morning the clouds formed the shape of a rabbit to say good morning to Le Lapin II (the rabbit)

  • The pool is located in a lush garden setting that offers superb “no tan lines” privacy and tranquility.

  • Even though your 38′ pool is covered in sunshine the entire day, it also has a solar heating system which makes the water quite inviting for moonlight pool parties.

  • You will never get tired of looking out at this view and listening to the breaking surf below of Hart Bay

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.


  • Save 10% - New Reservations Only
  • Oct. 11-29, 2022
  • In Season
    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
  • Off Season
    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
  • Holiday Rates
    (Flat Rates)
  • Thanksgiving
    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

    $500 damage deposit

  • Satellite TV in the Living Room & Bedrooms
    DVD Players
    Safe for Valuables
    Washer & Dryer
    BBQ Gas Grill
    Solar Heated Pool
    Dual Views – Hart Bay & St Thomas
  • Beach Chairs
    Beach Towels
    Beach Cooler
    Iron & Ironing Board
    Linens & Bath Towels
  • Caribbean Villas Comments:

    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.

  • Guest Comments:

    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:
    -Website usability
    - 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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Diane, Dolores, Kris & Kim

Caribbean Villas of St John Staff