A very elegant, custom built Mediterranean style villa in Coral Bay 3 Bdrm – 3.5 Bath – Sleeps 8 – Pool – A/C – 4300 Sq. Ft. – Parking for 2-3 jeeps
This 3- bedroom villa is a true diamond that glitters in the hills above Coral Bay. Solemare (meaning sun and sea) was the dreamhouse of a successful Italian American who grew up in Italy and frequently vacationed in the Mediterranean islands. He fell in love with St. John and retained a renown St. John architect to custom design a classic Mediterranean style villa . He wanted a villa that would capture the romance and elegance of the villas he vacationed in on the Italian coast. With its timeless beauty and style, we think Solemare succeeds in bringing the ageless magnificence of Italy to St. John. We also think that this is a unique villa that you’ll fall in love with, as intended by Corrado Bruzzo.
Solemare is a large (4300 sq/ft) villa that consists of 2 buildings -a main house and a pool house – both with two levels and with a covered walkway connecting the two buildings. You park above the villa and descend a flight of stairs down to the upper deck of the main house. Mahogany French doors lead from the upper deck into the gourmet kitchen. The handsome kitchen adjoins the spacious (1000 sq/ft) and comfortable great room, which is accessorized with fascinating antiquities and hung with colorful artwork that was commissioned by one artist expressly for Solemare. Even in today’s Italy, the dinner table is a place of lively conversation and relaxed dining that sometimes stretches for hours. With that idea in mind, Solemare’s dining table was located in a stunning setting with a majestic view that might keep you fixated around the table for hours. There is a half bath off the great room, and a marble interior stairway leads down to the bedroom on the lower level of the main house. Exterior stairs off the upper deck also lead down to the pool, pool deck and the main house lower bedrooms The pool house contains two large king bedrooms, both with exquisite marble and mahogany bathrooms. A covered walkway leads to the master bedroom on the upper level, while exterior stairs lead down to the pool deck and the lower bedroom of the pool house. Because this is Solemare, the master bedroom and the main house bedroom both have solarium showers so you can shower with the sun (and the stars).
Bed Description: 3 Kings
Property Location: Coral Bay (western hillside)
Proximity: Ocean View
Property Size: 4300+ sq ft
Year Property Complete: 1998
Beach: 15-20 minute drive to North Shore National Park
Pool Dimensions: 42 ft x 14 ft - 7 ft deep
Hot Tub: No
Air Conditioning: Yes, Living area & 3 bedrooms - Pagoda does not have a/c
Ipod Connectivity: Yes
Damage Deposit: $500
Distance To Town: a 5-10 minute drive to Coral Bay and a 25-30 minute drive to Cruz Bay
Living And Dining: The spacious air-conditioned great room includes comfortable seating for 6-8 and there is a 46” smart TV for streaming shows from your Netflix account and a blu ray DVD player. Both are located in an armoire. The large arched windows are screened and open to allow the cooling trade winds to fill the room. A stereo system is included as is internet access.
The mahogany table in the dining alcove seats 8-10 with a truly majestic view and the tiled table on the upper deck seats six with an even more splendid view
Kitchen: This gourmet kitchen is both functional and beautiful and is well equipped and supplied, including stainless steel appliances, a 4-burner gas stove and oven, D/W, granite counter tops, mahogany cabinets and an island bar that seats three. All the usual small appliances such as a coffee maker, blender, toaster and others are included.
Bedroom Details: The 3 air-conditioned bedrooms all have king beds, and marble floors and all are larger than the usual villa bedroom. Both the upper and lower bedrooms in the pool house have lovely views of distant islands, blue water and endless sky. The master bedroom opens to a small viewing deck while the 2 lower bedrooms open to the pool deck.
Each bedroom has an adjoining beautiful marble and mahogany bathroom and a floor to ceiling marble shower.
Solemare is located in Coral Bay, on the western hillside of Bordeaux Mountain. Its majestic view looks out over outer Coral Bay, the East End of St. John, Tortola, Drakes Passage, and the necklace of islands that stretches from Norman Island all the way to Virgin Gorda and beyond. You are about a 25- 30 minute drive from Cruz Bay. The National Park beaches at Salt Pond Bay and Lameshur Bay are a 10-15 minute drive. The north shore beaches (Maho, Frances, Trunk Bays) are easily accessible from the Centerline Road and are about a 20 minute drive. On the drive from Solemare into Coral Bay there is an interesting selection of restaurant, bars, shops and grocery stores, all within a 3 – 10 minute drive. Various local restaurants such as Skinny Legs, Aqua Bistro, Rhumblines, Caribbean Oasis and Miss Lucy’s offer a broad variety of food, from cheeseburgers to upscale gourmet dining and beverage options. Local musicians can sometimes be found during happy hours.
The last portion of the drive in to the home is a bumpy dirt road and a 4 wheel drive rental vehicle is necessary.
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: Once Caribbean Villas has received your deposit all payments are non-refundable/non-changeable. If you cancel/change your reservation, and we are able to rebook your entire set of travel dates, your money 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. There will be no exceptions to this policy. Caribbean Villas highly recommends trip cancellation insurance.
HURRICANE AND/OR STORM POLICY: There will be no refunds given for acts of God or force majeure, such as hurricanes, tropical storms, etc. that impacts St John, USVI. If you are already on St John or your arrival date is within 30 days of the named storm, and we advise you not to travel, you will be able to hold your reservation on account for a future stay. If you are traveling outside this time period, our regular cancellation policy applies, which is non-refundable and non-changeable. We highly recommend you purchase Trip Cancellation Insurance. 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. 8, 2022 – April 15, 2022
Rates based on 2 people per bedroom
$6230/wk for 1-2 – 1 bedroom
$6860/wk for 3-4 – 2 bedroom
$7210/wk for 5-6 – 3 bedroom
$7700/wk for 7-8 – includes Pagoda
$8225/wk for 9-10 – twin beds
April 16, 2022 – Dec. 15, 2022
Rates based on 2 people per bedroom
$4515/wk for 1-2 – 1 bedroom
$5005/wk for 3-4 – 2 bedroom
$5530/wk for 5-6 – 3 bedroom
$6020/wk for 7-8 – includes Pagoda
$6510/wk for 9-10 – twins beds
Nov. 19 – 27, 2022
$6510/wk for 2 – 10 people
** Christmas/New Years
Dec. 16, 2022 – Jan. 8, 2023
$9870/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/5% service charge
$500 prepaid damage deposit
(damage deposit is refunded 30 days after departure as long as no damage occurs during your stay)