Orchid Hill is a newly updated 2-bedroom 2 bath home with a private pool and panoramic views that look out over Great Cruz Bay Harbor, Chocolate Hole and on a clear day, over to St. Croix. No matter where you are relaxing, you will never be disappointed by this view.
The villa was designed by the well-known architect, Glen Speer. Known for designing Mongoose Junction, he shared his design esthetic when developing the plans for Orchid Hill. You will see his love of using island-style stonework throughout this beautiful villa. From the moment you walk through the gate and up the stairs to the sun deck, your eyes will be immediately drawn to the views and infinity edge pool. Do not stop here though, as just around the corner, your colorfully landscaped walkway will bring you to the whimsical courtyard and entrance to the villa that you will call home.
As you enter the main house, your interior air-conditioned great room has been lovingly decorated with comfort in mind. Located to the right of the living area, is one of the primary bedrooms with ensuite bath and just behind the living room and facing out to the views, is your well-equipped kitchen. The second primary bedroom with ensuite bath is located on the far left of the home.
The ‘piéce de résistance’, of Orchid Hill is the magnificent covered outdoor living area. Centered between the main house and the second primary bedroom, this spacious living area includes comfortable furnishings, perfect for relaxing and spending time together. You may find, you will never want to leave.
Perfect for honeymooners, couples, and families with older children. Make your reservations now and let the ever-present tropical breezes wash away your daily stress and envelop you in its welcoming arms.
Bed Description: 2 - kings
Property Location: Maria Bluff
Proximity: Ocean View
Property Size: 4200 sq ft Interior/Exterior
Year Property Complete: Renovated in 2022
Beach: 8-10 min. drive to National Park
Pool Dimensions: Approx. 21ft x 11 ft. Infinity edge - 3-6ft deep
Hot Tub: No
Air Conditioning: Yes, All Rooms
Damage Deposit: $500
Distance To Town: 5 minute drive to Cruz Bay
Living And Dining: Your air-conditioned living area is beautifully decorated and comfortably furnished. It includes a flat screen smart TV; just log into your Hulu/Netflix account to watch your favorite movie or TV show. Or, with the oversized windows, you may find yourself mesmerized by the ever changing turquoise waters and boats gliding by throughout the day. No matter your choice, you are sure to relax and unwind.
For your dining pleasure, enjoy a meal in air-conditioned comfort at your interior dining table for 4-6. And for that morning cup of coffee, pull up one of the bar stools in the kitchen, to chart out your plans for the day.
In our personal opinion, the most spectacular feature of Orchid Hill, and there are many, is the indoor-outdoor living area, which is the centerpiece of this beautiful home. Located to the left of the great room, you will exit through a door to 'heaven' on St John. With its comfortable, cushioned couches, outside dining table for 4 and the breathtaking views of Great Cruz Bay and beyond, you will be in awe that this is where you have chosen to spend your vacation. If you are an early riser, put your feet up and watch as the sun rises over the horizon. In the afternoon, make your way to the hammock and take an afternoon 'siesta, and if the evenings, spend time together, reconnecting and creating beautiful memories together.
Kitchen: The well equipped kitchen is located behind the living room, yet faces out to the magnificent views. So, if you are the designated 'chef', you will enjoy preparing a delicious, home cooked meal from this local. The kitchen includes stainless steel appliances including your refrigerator freezer, gas range/oven, dishwasher, toaster, microwave, coffeemaker and the very important blender. A washer/dryer is also available for your use during your stay.
Bedroom Details: The two air-conditioned bedrooms are equal in size and amenities. They are located on opposite sides of the villa to offer maximum privacy for guests. The primary bedroom on the right has interior access off the great room and includes a king bed and private en-suite bathroom with tiled shower. The second primary bedroom is outside access off the outside living area, and includes a king bed and private en-suite bath with tiled shower. No matter which bedroom you choose, you are sure to enjoy the gorgeous views.
At the south tip of the peninsula between Great Cruz Bay Harbor and Chocolate Hole Harbor is a perfect place called Maria Bluff. With a mix of luxury residential and rental homes, Maria Bluff offers the best of the Caribbean. Orchid Hill is no exception, with its stunning views of Great Cruz Bay Harbor, Chocolate Hole Harbor and across to St. Thomas. No matter which way you turn, you will be in awe as you gaze out to the ever changing turquoise waters of the Caribbean by day and the magnificent and fiery sunsets by night. Just a 5 – 8 minute drive from Cruz Bay, you can easily access the shops, grocery stores and first class restaurants in Cruz Bay. Or you may find, you never want to leave your private island paradise, Orchid Hill.
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: All payments/reservations are non-refundable/non-changeable. Should you be forced to cancel/change for ANY reason and a replacement rental is obtained for your entire set of travel dates, your deposits 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. If the Governor closes the island of St. John, USVI to tourists and trip cancellation has not been purchased, your funds will be held on account for a future stay. There will be no exceptions to this policy.
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 no refunds will be offered. 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
Save 10%, New Reservations Only
Aug. 30 - Sept. 11, 2022
Jan. 9, 2023 – April 15, 2023
$4984/wk for 2-4 – 2 bedroom
April 16, 2022 – Dec. 15, 2022
$3885/wk for 2-4 – 2 bedroom
Nov. 19-27, 2022
$4445/wk for 2-4 people
** Christmas/New Years
Dec. 16, 2022 – Jan. 8, 2023
$5754/wk for 2-4 people
** Xmas/New Years – 12 night minimum if taking both holidays, including Christmas Eve & New Years Eve.
12.5% hotel tax/5% service charge + $175 cleaning fee