Tennis Villa plus Cottage actually consists of two separate villas. They can be rented together as a 7 bedroom villa or they can be rented separately as a 4 bedroom main house and a 3 bedroom cottage. Each property has its own private entrance but there is also a connecting walkway between the 2 properties. The spacious main house, Tennis Villa, comfortably accommodates up to 8 persons and includes a tennis court and a 43 foot pool. Completed in 1995, the one-story custom design is child friendly, spacious and comfortable. Only a few St. John villas combine this much space and privacy with such easy access to so many activities and amenities. Tennis Villa consists of a 3 bedroom/3 bath main house plus a 1 bedroom/1 bath detached pool house. The main house contains a truly gourmet kitchen plus the living and dining areas, while the pool house overlooks the all weather surface tennis court. The arched doorways of the living area of the great house flow into a large garden courtyard that encircles a 43- foot pool. The south-facing courtyard gets all day sun and affords privacy and sunset views. The design of Tennis Cottage is private, tropical and comfortable.
The Cottage consists of a main house and a guest house. The main house contains the living/dining and kitchen areas, plus a romantic master bedroom and bath. A large covered deck runs along the upper length of the main house and provides an excellent place to relax and enjoy the scenic views and magical Caribbean nights. The second bedroom/bath is private and cozy and is located in the guesthouse behind the main house. The third bedroom/bath is on the lower level of the main house and opens to the 40 foot pool and large sundeck.
- Bedrooms: 7
- Bed Description: Main house - 8 twins (converts to 4 kings), Cottage - 2 queens, 2 twins (convert to king)
- Bathrooms: 7
- Property Location: Great Cruz Bay (harbor) and Chocolate Hole Harbor
- Proximity: Main House - Waterfront, Cottage - Oceanview
- Property Size: n/a
- Year Property Complete: 1995
- Beach: Westin Beach or 8 minute drive to National Park beaches
- Pool: Yes
- Pool Dimensions: 2- pools - Main Hse. 43' x 11', Guest Hse. 40' x 10'
- Hot Tub: No
- Wifi: Yes
- Housekeeping: No
- Ipod Connectivity: Yes
- Damage Deposit: $500
- Air Conditioning: Yes, Main Hse - bdrms only, Guest Hse- All Rooms
- Children: Welcome
- Living Dining:
Tennis Villa - The very spacious and comfortable living room contains 3 large arched doorways that are framed by stately columns and beautiful native stonework. Sliding glass screened doors recess into wall pockets and extend the living room onto the expansive garden patio and pool area. The arched doors open to gentle breezes and scenic harbor views and combine with cathedral ceilings and tropical furniture to create a relaxing summertime setting. A 56 inch flat screen TV and DVD, stereo with CD and cassette, wireless internet and a regulation pool table are included.
The large table in the dining area seats 8-10 and there are breakfast and lunch tables on the pool deck that seat 4-6.
Tennis Cottage - The relaxing, air conditioned living area captures great views and cooling breezes and comes equipped with wireless DSL, 32 inch flat screen cable TV/DVD, a AM/FM stereo/CD and an I Pod dock. You may dine on the pool deck at a table for six, or on the upper level deck at the table for 6, or inside at a table that also seats 6. There is a washer/dryer on the lower level.
Tennis Villa - This fabulous kitchen is definitely a gourmet's delight. It is very well equipped and includes a 6 burner Wolf gas range with griddle and hood, standard and convection ovens plus a microwave oven, 3 white ceramic double sinks, 2 refrigerator freezers, toaster, blender and complete cookware, china and glassware. A washer/dryer is located off the kitchen and a gas barbecue grill is on the patio. There is plenty of room for multiple chefs, and this spacious kitchen will easily handle a large group.
Tennis Cottage - The kitchen is very well equipped for anything from snacks to gourmet meals and includes a gas BBQ grill in the courtyard.
- Bedroom Details:
Tennis Villa -The four air conditioned bedrooms, (1 king, plus 3 kings that convert to 6 twins) and the four adjoining baths are comparable in size and furnishings. In order to insure sound and visual privacy there are no common walls between the bedrooms. Each bedroom has a flat screen cable TV and blue ray DVD player and there is abundant closet space, tasteful furnishings and an attached tiled bath. Three bedrooms (north, south and west bedrooms) are located in the main house while the fourth bedroom is housed in the pool house.
Tennis Cottage - All three bedrooms have 32" cable flat screen TV's, blue ray DVD players, a/c and ceiling fans, or if you prefer, all also open to soft cooling breezes. The main house master suite has a queen bed and is located off the great room. The private master suite is in the guest house and has a king bed and opens to the courtyard. The third bedroom on the lower level of the main house has a queen bed, a sitting area and it overlooks the pool and Chocolate Hole. All bedrooms have adjoining tiled baths.
Tennis Villa is located in Great Cruz Bay in a very convenient and appealing setting. It’s an exceptional spot that enjoys excellent privacy and peace and quiet, and yet it’s a 3-4 minute walk to a white sand beach with swimming and boating in calm Caribbean waters at the Westin Resort. For dining options, it’s an easy walk to a beach side restaurant/bar under swaying palms at the Westin or it’s a 5 minute drive to the restaurants in Cruz Bay. Tennis Villa sits on a large lot on the peninsula that separates Great Cruz Bay Harbor from Chocolate Hole Harbor, with picturesque views of both harbors. Both Great Cruz Bay and Chocolate Hole Harbor are well-established and desirable neighborhoods that consist of expensive residential villas.
Tennis Cottage overlooks Chocolate Hole Harbor with south facing sunny and scenic views of the harbor and the Caribbean Sea. Although the Cottage is the neighbor of Tennis Villa, both villas are private and hidden from view from each other. Each villa has a separate, private driveway and parking area, but a path connects the two villas and insures an easy walk from one house to the other.
Chocolate Hole is a well-established, quiet and convenient neighborhood that consists of high-priced residential villas. Groceries at Starfish Market are a 4-5 minute drive and the many restaurants and shops of Cruz Bay are an easy 7-minute drive.
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 only. 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 cancellations and any requests for changes to your reservation (such as date changes or changes in the number in your party) must be made IN WRITING, and faxed, emailed or mailed to us promptly. Once Caribbean Villas has received your deposit, if you cancel/change your reservation 120 days or more prior to arrival, there is a 20% penalty off the total room charge. If you cancel/change your reservation 60-120 days prior to arrival, there is a 50% penalty off the total room charge. If you cancel/change within 60 days of arrival, there is a 100% penalty off the total room charge. Christmas/New Years and President weeks are non-refundable.
Cancellation Policy for the following villas ~ Caneel Trailside Cottage, Francis Bay Estates, Sunset Beach, Terrahawk, La Bella Vita, Colibri, Vista Caribe, Cruz Views #1 and Croix Vista. These villas are non-refundable/non-changeable, for any reason, once payment is received.
Trip Cancellation Insurance: Caribbean Villas recommends CSA Travel Protection: http://www.csatravelprotection.com/?aff=71027664
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 (photo copies 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 paper products are provided for your entire stay. Any additional supplies will need to be purchased by the guest.
HURRICANE CANCELLATIONS: Hurricane season is from June 1-November 30. Caribbean Villas highly recommends that your purchase trip cancellation insurance. This insurance will cover you in case of a natural disaster (please verify all terms and conditions with the insurance company). If you do not purchase insurance and if a hurricane is threatening St. John and we advise you not to travel, we will hold your balance on account for a future stay at the property reserved. We will not hold your balance on account if the hurricane is not a threat to St. John and you are unable to travel because of canceled flights. If you are currently on St. John and a hurricane is threatening the island and we ask that you depart the island early, we will hold your balance on account for a future stay at the same property.
EXCEPTIONS: This policy does not cover Delfina, Reefside Villa, Sunset Beach, Francis Bay Estates, Terrahawk, Vista Caribe, Croix Vista, Cruz Views #1, Villa Rendezvous and La Bella Vita. Though we ask them to adhere to this policy final decisions will be made by the island managers.
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 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. Any and all disputes will be subject to jurisdiction only in the USVI.
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 unforseen 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 may be fined up to $150 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.
- In Season Prices
Dec. 16, 2017 – April 13, 2018
$10920/wk for 2-14 people
Christmas/New Years (Dec. 17 – Jan. 4, 2017)
$12,995/wk 2-14 people
- Off Season Prices
April 15, 2017 – Dec. 15, 2017
$6440/wk for 2-14 people
Thanksgiving – Off Season Rates Apply
- Hotel Tax/Service Charge
12.5% Hotel Tax/5% Service Charge
- Damage Deposit
Caribbean Villas Comments
- Caribbean Villas Comments:
Tennis Villa offers an excellent villa amenities and activities package. This is one of the only rental villas on St. John that includes a private tennis court, and the in-house amenities also include a 43 foot pool, a/c in all bedrooms and a regulation pool table overlooking Great Cruz Bay. Even without its excellent amenities, Tennis Villa would rank as a very appealing villa in an upscale location, for you are an easy walk to boating activities, a white sand beach with a beach bar, restaurants and a spa. With its superb combination of spaciousness and amenities, Tennis Villa earns a rating as a very enjoyable vacation home, especially for tennis players. This house has something for everybody; it's a genuine crowd pleaser and is ideal for families and couples.
Tennis Cottage has always been a charming, attractive and comfortable villa, but in 2007 its appeal was significantly enhanced with the addition of a 40 foot pool, a 60 foot sundeck, more a/c, wireless DSL and an I Pod dock. Tennis Cottage is now, also, a very well equipped vacation home. Tennis Cottage also enjoys a favorable location in a private, quiet and convenient neighborhood with scenic water views. By itself, this is an easy to recommend, 3-bedroom villa with an oversized pool and sundeck. But what really distinguishes the Cottage is that it can be rented in combination with Tennis Villa, and you thereby gain access to the finest villa amenities and activities package on St. John. Tennis Villa's amenities include; a private tennis and basketball court, a 43 foot pool, a regulation pool table, a horseshoe pit and a piano. The Cottage also has a romantic essence that makes it a great spot for honeymooners, lovers and families. Better yet, rent the Cottage and the great house next door and bring the wedding party, lots of friends or the extended family.
•Tennis Cottage has a resident outdoor cat that visits the property.
- Guest Comments:
My family recently stayed at tennis villa for a family reunion. This villas is perfect for a large group and sleeps up to 14 with the cottage. We spent the majority of our time at the villa. The spaciousness and comfort allowed us to relax, play tennis, a game of pool, swim and venture into town for dinner. I strongly recommend tennis villa. Everything from booking to our arrival to our last day was exceptional. We will return.