One Love is a 3-level home with the living/dining and kitchen facilities on the middle (2nd) level, and an air conditioned bedroom on each of the three levels, with the bottom and top bedrooms accessed by exterior stairs. You park on the 2nd level and enter into a courtyard which opens to the dining room. The kitchen, dining room, living room and a half bath are surrounded on three sides by sliding glass windows and glass doors which create a bright, cheerful and sunlit living space. Don’t worry about too much solar heat, for these rooms are cooled by an efficient a/c system that was installed in 2010. Tiled stairs lead up to the spacious third floor bedroom/bath while two sets of stairs plus a gated path lead down to the pool, sun deck and lower bedroom/bath. Every bedroom has a private balcony as does the living room, and all rooms and balconies enjoy a lovely view of the turquoise Caribbean waters below you.
The L shaped pool has an 8 x 8 foot sitting area with bench seats that are just right for half-in, half-out pool lounging with friends and a tall, cold beverage. One Love is well landscaped and the colorful flowers and lush vegetation create a very tropical setting.
- Bedrooms: 3
- Beds: 4
- Bed Description: 2 Kings, 2 Queens
- Bathrooms: 3.5
- Property Location: Rendezvous Bay
- Proximity: Ocean View
- Property Size: 3100 sq. ft.
- Year Property Complete: 2010 Rebuilt
- Beach: National Park
- Pool: Yes
- Pool Dimensions: 34 by 19 by 5 ft deep
- Air Conditioning: Yes, all rooms
- Children: Welcome
- Wifi: Yes
- Ipod Connectivity: Yes
- Damage Deposit: $500
- Distance To Town: 10 minute drive to Cruz Bay (town) on paved roads.
- Living Dining: A beamed, vaulted ceiling and terra cotta tiled floors give the living area a traditional Caribbean feel. The centerpiece of the living room is the view, as seen through a wall of glass. The view is supplemented by a Sony 40’ flat screen TV/DVD with a Sony speaker system, iPod dock and CD player and wireless internet. The living room is surrounded on three sides by balconies and decks. A mahogany table for six is the centerpiece of the dining room while just outside the dining room in the courtyard there is a round table that seats six.
- Kitchen: The kitchen was also completely remodeled in 2010. The cabinets are custom built of mahogany and cypress and the countertops are Brazilian granite. There is a 4-burner gas stove and oven, a built-in microwave, refrigerator/freezer, double sinks, dishwasher, toaster, blender and coffeemaker. Also included is a complete assortment of cooking utensils, kitchen implements, linens and pretty china and glassware. A washer/dryer and a half bath are located beside the kitchen. Outside the kitchen door and down 4 steps, is the barbeque grill and patio.
- Bedroom Details: All the bedrooms have a/c, romantic water views, a private balcony and a tiled bath with a mahogany and cypress vanity and Brazilian granite countertops. The roomy lower level bedroom/bath (270 sq/ft) has two queen beds. It opens to the pool deck and is accessed by two sets of stairs and a private gated entry path off the second level. The second level bedroom/bath, also 270 sq/ft, has a king bed and is accessed from the courtyard between the living areas and this bedroom. The third level bedroom/bath (king bed) is the largest bedroom at 350 sq/ft and is 12 stairs up from the second level courtyard, and has a side balcony that is smaller in size but has a lovely view.
One Love is located on the south facing hill behind and overlooking Rendezvous Bay. It’s the last house on a dead end road, so it’s a private and quiet setting with some clothing optional privacy. Your view stretches from east to south. On your left you see Ditliff Point and Klein Bay, on your right is Bovocoap Point and Hart Bay, directly below you are the turquoise and blue waters of Rendezvous Bay, and off in the distance is the island of St Croix.
The house is bathed in sun from early morning to late in the afternoon, but its exposure to the trade winds and the air-conditioning in every room that keeps it very comfortable, regardless of the season and the sun.
Cruz Bay is a 10 minute drive on paved roads (except the last 1/8 mile) and on the way to/from Cruz Bay you pass the spa, beach and restaurants at the Westin Resort.
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: Caribbean Villas recommends CSA Travel Protection: http://www.csatravelprotection.com/?aff=71027664
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.
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.
- In Season Prices
Dec. 16, 2017 – April 13, 2018
$3990/wk for 2 people * $4340/wk for 3 * $4690/wk for 4 * $5040/wk for 5 * $5390/wk for 6
$5740/wk for 7 * $6090/wk for 8
Christmas/New Years (Dec 16 to Jan 6)
$7020/wk for 2-8
Rates are based on 2 people per bedroom
- Off Season Pricing
April 15, 2017 – Dec. 15, 2017
$2450/wk for 2 people * $2695/wk for 3 * $2940/wk for 4 * $3185/wk for 5 * $3430/wk for 6
$3675/wk for 7 * $3920/wk for 8
$3990/wk for 2 people * $4340/wk for 3 * $4690/wk for 4 * $5040/wk for 5 * $5390/wk for 6
$5740/wk for 7 * $6090/wk for 8
Rates are based on 2 people per bedroom
- Hotel Tax/Service Charge
12.5% Hotel tax/5% Service Charge
- Damage Deposit
Caribbean Villa Comments
- Caribbean Villas Comments:
One Love was originally built in the 1980’s. In 2009 – 10 it was completely gutted, remodeled and rebuilt, and we began offering it for vacation rentals in December 2010. The owners of One Love rented from us for many years before purchasing their island home. They viewed numerous villas and asked a lot of questions about what goes into a successful St John rental villa, then they incorporated that knowledge into the rebirth of One Love. We think they got it right; here’s why.
This is a sunny, private, attractively landscaped hillside location that is convenient to Cruz Bay (10 minutes) and has delightful views of Rendezvous Bay and the south shore of St John.
The 3-floor design is spacious, bright, cheerful, comfortable and private, with all rooms, decks and balconies having first-rate views.
The villa includes a modern entertainment system with a 40” flat screen Sony TV/DVD and sound system, wireless internet and an iPod dock.
All living areas and bedrooms are cooled by a quiet, powerful a/c system, or you can open the screened windows and doors and let the refreshing trade winds cool you.
The pool and deck are definitely for sun lovers, and the deck has discreet places where you can pursue a full body tan. For a pleasant social hour(s), try the lounge (sitting area) in the end of the pool.
The access to One Love is gated, with security code access.
One Love was rebuilt and reborn in 2010 and it now has the look and feel of a new home, but not the price.
- Guest Comments:
- One Love was stunning! I have been traveling to St John for the past 20 years and have rented many homes here. I will only be renting this home from now on! It was layed out well, was comfortable and we loved the pool! I can't say enough about the beautiful villa. This one is a 'keeper'!!
- We very much enjoyed our stay at One Love and it is one we would return to for our next vacation on St John. The view is great and the bedrooms were very comfortable and cool. The kitchen has everything we needed. Thank you!
- Thank you.. thank you. What a wonderful vacation! One love was all you represented and more, could not have been more enjoyable! The house was beautiful and very well appointed. The layout of the space, quality of the furnishings, views and pool were great!
- Our stay at One Love, was perfection, as always. This was our second stay at this villa, and as I mentioned last year, One Love will be the only villa we will rent from now on. After traveling to Saint John for over 20 years, I have rented many villas. I could never give up the view, or anything else that One Love has to offer. A special thanks to Curtis, who was extremely accommodating. Walking in to the office at the Lumberyard location, and seeing the familiar faces, felt like "coming home". We have only been back a week, and I'm already planning for next year at One Love. Thank you again-
- What an amazing time in St John. You guys did an amazing job. We loved every minute of our time on the island. We can't wait to do it again. All the best.