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  • The view from your deck – looking southwest

  • Rapture has a lanai – a covered outdoor living and dining area – that you will absolutely love

  • Just another day in paradise

  • inside the villa, the view is also outstanding

  • The view from the great room (Nov 2018)

  • Your first view of Rapture as you approach your home

  • The entrance to a great St. John vacation

  • The pool deck is bordered by tropical vegetation and offers excellent privacy

  • The great room is fronted by a wall of 8’ tall arched windows with an incredible view

  • This view looks toward the kitchen and interior dining table from the living room (November 2018)

  • The comfortable living area includes a 51 inch satellite TV (November 2018)

  • Located off the great room, the sun deck, hot tub and pool are all bathed in sun & blessed with excellent privacy

  • Looking south from the stone wall that frames the back of the pool deck

  • On a clear day you will swear (or sing) that you can see forever

  • Your kitchen is well equipped, including custom built cabinetry (November 2018)

  • Another look at this unusually well crafted kitchen

  • Your interior dining table seats eight and has a spectacular view of islands and sea (November 2018)

  • The bedrooms on the upper level are roomy and beautiful (November 2018)

  • It’s time for a relaxing nights sleep (November 2018)

  • The second bedroom on the upper level has an exquisite pillow view (November 2018)

  • Another view of the upper level second bedroom (November 2018)

  • The bathrooms all have
    beautiful custom cabinetry
    and stonework

  • Another look one of
    the custom built and
    exceptionally fine-looking

  • The views from the deck outside the lower level bedrooms are also outstanding

  • The first bedroom on the lower level has a set of twin beds (November 2018)

  • Another view of the lower level first bedroom

  • The second bedroom on the lower level also has a lovely pillow view (November 2018)

  • Another view of the lower level second bedroom (November 2018)

  • The game room (5th bedroom) also has a pull out day bed

  • Shouldn’t you be floating here, this year?

  • This shows a view of the house and the lanai you need to experience first hand, from the pool

  • This looks from the
    lower bedroom deck up
    at the lanai

  • This is a view of the 5
    bedrooms, as seen
    from the lanai

  • Your evening sky from Rapture looks across to the twinkling lights of St. Thomas. (March 2020 photo)

  • The Upper Level Floor Plan

  • The Lower Level Floor Plan

Rapture is a well appointed and spacious (5000 sq ft) villa that was completed in July of 2005. It was designed to be a blend of classic Caribbean elegance with modern comforts and entertainment systems, and it excels in each capacity. Some of the classic design features include; beamed cathedral ceilings, tiled roofs, white interior tiled floors and nonskid exterior tiled decks, 12 foot Doric columns, a large gazebo and outdoor gallery (living area), exquisite custom crafted mahogany cabinets, furniture and vanities, and 8 foot mahogany doors.

This is a 2 level home with most of the living areas on the upper level. You park on the upper level and enter Rapture through a set of mahogany doors that open to the spacious air conditioned great room. The kitchen and the interior dining area adjoin the great room and all look out at the gorgeous views. The pool, hot tub and sundeck are on the left (east) side of the great room, while the 450 square foot gallery is under the gazebo on the south side of the house. A hallway on the right side of the great room leads to the two upper level bedrooms and baths plus a half bath, while interior and exterior stairs lead to the two lower level bedrooms/baths, the family room and a laundry room.

    • RATES
    • In Season Prices
      Jan. 4, 2021 – April 30, 2021
      $9492/wk for 2 – 10 people
    • Off Season Pricing
      May 1, 2021 – Dec. 15, 2021
      $7490/wk for 2 – 10 people
    • Holiday Rates
    • Thanksgiving
      Nov. 20-27, 2021
      $10990/wk for 2 -10 people

      Christmas/New Years
      Dec. 16, 2021 – Jan. 7, 2022
      $12992/wk for 2 -10 people

    • Hotel Tax/Service Charge
      12.5% Hotel tax/5% Service Charge

      5 Night minimum – $300 cleaning fee for stay of less than 7 nights

    • Damage Deposit
      Prepaid $1000
      (The damage deposit is refunded 30 days after departure as long as no damage has occurred during your stay)
    • Satellite TV in Living Room & Bedrooms
      DVD Player
      Safe for Valuables
      BBQ Gas Grill
      Washer & Dryer
    • Beach Chairs
      Beach Towels
      Beach Cooler
      Iron & Ironing Board
      Linens & Bath Towels
    • Caribbean Villas Comments:

      For the past 30 years the owners/designers of Rapture were in the business of building luxury homes in the U.S. For 10 years the owners rented from us and often dreamed about building their own island home, and in 2005 their dream became a reality. Rapture now stands as proof that in building a St. John luxury home, there\'s no substitute for extensive building knowledge and experience, combined with a big budget.

      Rapture comes real close to being the house that has it all; its location, ambiance, decor, amenities, and comfort level are really first class. This is another one of those villas that offers so much that you may spend most of your vacation in your villa, although you really should explore St. John\'s world class beaches and National Park. Some of the \"I\'ve died and gone to heaven" features that distinguish

      Rapture include;

      • a 450 square foot outdoor living and dining area (the gallery) with spectacular views and comfortable cushioned furniture for nine. Monte Bay also has a gallery, and many past guests of Monte have told us that they absolutely love this design feature. The gazebo keeps the gallery shaded and cool, and for people who love to be outside but not in the sun, this gallery is a blessing.
      • a 26' x 14' pool and a 4-person hot tub that is built into a corner of the pool, so you can easily flop from the hot tub into the pool (a very refreshing move) and back.
      • a 51 inch Toshiba wide screen satellite TV surrounded by sink-into-it furniture in the a/c great room, a 31 inch TV in the family room and 27 inch TVs in each bedroom, all hooked up to a satellite dish, plus four DVDs and VCRs.
      • a stereo/CD system that plays through 6 sets of speakers, with 2 speakers in the great room, 2 on the pool deck and 2 in the gallery.
      • a family room with regulation Foos Ball, a Nintendo game cube and satellite TV/DVD/VCR (and a 5th pullout bed).

      Let's not forget the location. In addition to the spectacular views, dazzling sunsets and peace and quiet that Rapture offers, when you've got impressive neighbors like La Bella Vita, Kalorama, and South Palm, you're in a very nice neighborhood. Despite a sense of being removed from the rest of the island, the many delights of Cruz Bay are only a 10-15 minute drive, all on paved roads.

      Rapture was designed for families and the floor plan, family room and amenities make this a very inviting family vacation home. This is also a superb home for 2-4 couples, or honeymooners, or lovers looking for a luxury love nest.

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    Diane, Dolores, Kris & Kim

    Caribbean Villas of St John Staff

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