Great Cruz Bay (harbor)

  • The pool and pool deck at Solare enjoys all day sunshine and an ever-changing & lovely harbor view

  • This is the view of Solare you need to experience – from a float in the pool

  • Solare has a beautiful view that overlooks Great Cruz Bay Harbor, with St. Thomas in the distance

  • Solare sunsets over St. Thomas are often stunning

  • The guest house at Solare has a king bedroom on the lower level and one bedroom plus a bedroom suite on the upper level (Dec. 2018)

  • The great room, with five arched doors is the center of the villa, with a master bedroom on either side

  • Your great room contains the living room, plus the kitchen and the interior dining area (Dec. 2018)

  • Another view of your living room (Dec. 2018)

  • The “book nook” is a quiet place for reading & includes beautiful views of the ocean & pool (Dec. 2018)

  • The great room has a very pretty view of the harbor, Pillsbury Sound & St . Thomas

  • The kitchen & dining room were recently renovated & are modern & attractive

  • The kitchen has a countertop/bar that seats 4-6

  • Looking from the dining room in to the kitchen

  • On the covered deck there is a lanai (outdoor living area) with seating & dining areas

  • The lanai includes a table for 10 with a gorgeous view

  • Both main house bedrooms have queen beds, a/c, TVs and are accessed from the pool deck or the great room

  • The pillow view from the right main house bedroom

  • The newly renovated bathroom (both main house bedrooms have identical bathrooms)

  • The main house bedroom on the left (this bedroom has a king bed now)

  • The pillow view from the left main house bedroom (this bedroom has a king bed now)

  • Each of the main house master bedrooms opens out to their own patio and has stairs down to the pool

  • The lower level bedroom in the guest house was recently renovated in 2018. (Dec. 2018)

  • This bedroom has a king bed, a/c and a TV (Dec. 2018)

  • The king bedroom private bathroom

  • The guest house upper level bedroom was also refurbished in 2018 (Dec. 2018)

  • The upper level bedroom has a queen bed, a/c & a TV (Dec. 2018)

  • The bathroom for the queen bedroom is newly renovated & includes an outdoor stone shower (Dec. 2018)

  • The second upper bedroom of the guest house was converted in 2018 to a bedroom suite (Dec. 2018)

  • The bedroom suite includes a well equipped kitchen with a stove, oven, dishwasher, a double sink, a microwave, 2- mini refrigerators & a complete set of cookware & dinnerware (Dec. 2018)

  • The bedroom suite includes a queen memory foam sofa bed, a/c, a dining table for 2 & a 32″ TV. (Dec. 2018)

  • Both the guest house
    bedroom & bedroom suite
    have custom built
    outdoor stone showers
    (Dec. 2018)

  • Your view from the guest house deck overlooks the main house and the beautiful harbor of Great Cruz Bay

  • The view from the pool

  • This breathtaking sunset was taken by one of our guests who was staying at Solare in July 2018. Just stunning!

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.

    • RATES
    • In Season
      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
    • RATES
    • Off Season
      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
    • RATES
    • Holiday Rates
      (Flat Rates)
    • Thanksgiving
      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
    • 12.5% hotel tax

      $500 damage deposit

    • Smart TV’s w/Roku 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:

      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.


    • Guest Comments:

      - 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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    Diane, Dolores, Kris & Kim

    Caribbean Villas of St John Staff