Solare is a beautiful 4 + bedroom, 5 bath home with a pool and spacious pool deck.The owners continue to make wonderful improvements, from expanding the pool and pool deck, updating bedrooms and bathrooms, adding a/c to the great room, to creating a studio apartment in the upper left guest house bedroom; all were done with the traveling guest in mind.
When you enter the villa, you will walk through a beautiful stone archway into your private world of tropical gardens and brick and stone courtyards.Immediately in front of you will be the main house which includes the great room, two master bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms plus your private pool and pool deck.The guest house with two bedrooms plus a studio apartment are on the left of the courtyard and each includes a private en-suite bath.
Located off the main house is your spacious pool deck. We find the majority of our guests treat this as an extension of their living area as it includes a covered outside dining table, plently of lounge chairs and the best feature of all, a pool with all day sun, perfect for floating the day away under the beautiful blue Caribbean sky.
This spacious home comfortably sleeps 10 and as a guest you will enjoy the picturesque harbor views of Great Cruz Bay by day and the colorful sunsets and twinkling lights from St. Thomas at night. Make your reservations now and come enjoy this beautiful island retreat.
Bed Description: 2 King, 2 Queens, 1- queen pullout sofa
Property Location: Great Cruz Bay (harbor)
Proximity: Ocean View
Property Size: 2200 sq ft
Year Property Complete: 1990
Beach: Westin Beach - Great Cruz Bay
Pool Dimensions: 12ft x 31 ft, 3-5 ft deep
Hot Tub: No
Air Conditioning: Yes, main house and bedrooms
Damage Deposit: $500
Distance To Town: It's a 5 minute drive in to the shops, restaurants and grocery stores in Cruz Bay.
Living And Dining: The living room is comfortably furnished and looks out to the pool, pool deck and beautiful views of Great Cruz Bay Harbor. With the newly added a/c in the great room, you can come home after a day at the beach, turn on the a/c and relax in air-conditioned comfort. Or if you prefer the fresh tropical air, open the screened sliding glass doors and windows, and let the gentle breezes flow through the home. Your living room includes a flat screen smart TV with Roku and has been enabled with Amazon and Netflix for your viewing enjoyment. For your listening pleasure the home includes a stereo with CD and Bluetooth connectivity.
For dining, the villa has an interior dining table for 8, with additional seating at the kitchen bar. On the pool deck there is a covered deck with a table for 8 -10 as well as a table for 4. No matter where you choose to dine, we are sure you will enjoy spending time together.
Kitchen: The kitchen was newly renovated and includes stainless steel appliances with a gas cook top, refrigerator/freezer, oven, microwave and dishwasher. For those that enjoy preparing a delicious meal, this well equipped kitchen will be a joy to work in.
Bedroom Details: The Main House includes two air-conditioned bedrooms, each with its own private entrance, one with a king and the second with a queen and both have newly renovated tiled bathrooms with showers. The Guest House has three additional air-conditioned bedrooms. On the ground level there is a bedroom with a king bed and private bath with tiled shower. On the upper level of the guest house there is a bedroom with a queen bed and a studio apartment with a queen size pullout sofa bed. Each of the upper guest house bedrooms includes a private bath with outdoor garden shower. The 4 bedrooms and studio apartment include smart TV's with Roku and are enabled with Amazon and Netflix for guests to use. The upper guest cottage deck has the same great view!
Solare is located in the picturesque neighborhood of Great Cruz Bay Harbor. Your views look out over to St. Thomas, Pillsbury Sound and Great Cruz Bay.Enjoy watching boats glide by during the day as well as the fiery sunsets that can occur in the evening.You are about a 4-5 minute drive into the shops, restaurants, grocery stores and world class restaurants in Cruz Bay and an 8-10-15 minute drive to the beautiful white sand beaches located in the National Park along the north shore of the island.
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
Jan. 9, 2023 – April 15, 2023
Rates based on 2 people per bedroom
$4515/wk for 2-4 – 2 bedroom
(main house only)
$5005/wk for 5-6 – 3 bedroom
(w/lower guest house king)
$5495/wk for 7-8 – 4 bedroom
(w/upper guest house queen)
$5985/wk for 9-10 – w/studio apt
April 16, 2022 – Dec. 15, 2022
Rates based on 2 people per bedroom
$3500/wk for 2-4 – 2 bedroom
(main house only)
$3990/wk for 5-6 – 3 bedroom
(w/lower guest house king)
$4480/wk for 7-8 – 4 bedroom
(w/upper guest house queen)
$4970/wk for 9-10 – w/studio apt
Nov. 19-27, 2022
$4970/wk for 2-10 ** Christmas/New Years
Dec. 16, 2022 – Jan. 8, 2023
$7182/wk for 2-10 people
** Xmas/New Years – 12 night minimum if taking both holidays, including Christmas Eve & New Years Eve
Solare was built in 1990 with a classic design style that includes native stonework, brick courtyards, French doors, and cathedral ceilings with hardwood floors. Another desirable feature of this home is its large lot in the very convenient and upscale neighborhood of Great Cruz Bay, overlooking the picturesque harbor with beautiful sunsets and St. Thomas in the distance. This is a quiet and reasonably private setting, yet it’s a 5 minute walk to the Westin Resort and a 5 minute drive into the restaurants and shopping at Great Cruz Bay.
Solare was remodeled in 2012 and it now has all the amenities necessary for enjoyable island living, including; a pool, lots of sun on your semi private pool deck, a fully screened in living, dining and kitchen area, and a/c and Smart TV's in all the bedrooms.
Solare is large enough for 10 people, with the main house having two master bedrooms and the guest house having 2 bedrooms plus a studio apartment with a pullout sofa. If you desire, we can lock off the guest cottage and the main house becomes a comfortable rental for just 2-4 people. The pricing and the floor plan easily accommodates couples and families.
- A group of 8 women stayed here for a week long vacation in February. Four girls stayed in the main house and 4 in the upstairs guest house. Each room had their own bathroom which was helpful. I stayed in the guest house and both rooms had their own outdoor shower which was a nice surprise. There was plenty of space for all of us to relax in the kitchen and living room and we all enjoyed lounging on the deck. We were able to cook full meals in the kitchen with the things that were provided. We also used the washer and dryers after a day at the beach so we could have fresh towels the next day. The location was great and easy to get to from the town and beaches. You do need to rent a car or use taxis if you would like to go into downtown or to the beaches. Something that may be helpful to note to the owners- wifi is not available in the guest house unless you stand at the very corner of the deck. Since wifi is how most of us were communicating with home etc it would have been nice not to have to go to the main house to check an email. Overall, a great, spacious villa with all the basic things you would need. Perfect for a group!
- Had 10 Adults stay in Villa Solare for 5 nights, and four of us stayed for an additional 4 nights. All in all a great experience, the house is well suited for a large or small group. Kitchen is great, bedrooms are air conditioned, and the deck views are very nice. 7-8 minute drive to Cruz Bay. Nothing is too far on the island from here, it is a good location to launch from for your day trips. St. John Market is on the way to town and much closer, which we found is much cheaper than the other markets closer to town. Very quiet, good for walks. This place is just as advertised. Thanks again!
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