3 Bedrooms (kings) – 3 baths – Pool – Sleeps 6 plus – 5400 Sq. Ft (indoor) – no parking (no jeeps on Lovango)
Villa Lovango is a private villa, located at the Lovango Resort + Beach Club, just a ten minute boat ride to St. John and St. Thomas. Villa Lovango is a glorious place to restore and relax and as part of the Resort, all resort amenities and services are provided to guests of Lovango Villa, including Beach Club membership, three beach experience, resort ferry to and from St. John and St. Thomas, concierge services and a continental breakfast delivered to the villa every morning.
The owners/developers/operators of Villa Lovango and the Lovango Resort are the Snider family, whose company – Little Gem Resorts – owns and operates two very highly rated hotels on two other islands renown for creating very memorable and unique island experiences – Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard.
As Herman Wouk portrayed in his timeless and now classic novel, Don’t Stop the Carnival, developing and operating a resort in the Caribbean is a very challenging, sometimes rewarding and usually entertaining endeavor. However, the Snider family is very much up to the task, including their third generation hotelier Matt Snider, who currently resides and maintains a family operational presence on Lovango.
Scarcity and exclusivity create value, and Villa Lovango exemplifies this rule of economics with its one of a kind status at a very unique and upscale resort. We recommend Villa Lovango for guests who desire a relaxing, exclusive, tranquil and unique luxury vacation. Villa Lovango is only 2 miles by boat from St. John’s gorgeous north shore beaches, but it seems a world apart from St. John. Villa Lovango and the Lovango Resort offer an experience that is unlike anything that we offer on St. John, it’s an entirely different, and yet immeasurably enjoyable experience. We recommend that you check it out, if not for an overnight stay, then enjoy a fantastic evening dining experience or lunch at the Beach Club.
Bed Description: 3 Kings
Property Location: Lovango Cay
Property Size: 5400 sq. ft (interior)
Year Property Complete: 2021
Beach: Walk to Lovango Beach Resort
Pool Dimensions: Approx. 30 x 16 - saltwater pool
Hot Tub: No
Air Conditioning: Yes, All Rooms
Damage Deposit: Prepaid $1000
Living And Dining: The minute you enter the great room, you will sense the time and care it took to create such an inviting atmosphere. The design and furnishing were chosen to maximize a guests comfort as well as the amazing views that look across to St John and St Thomas. The air-conditioned great room offers cooling comfort, but for those that prefer the warm tropical breezes, turn off the a/c and let the cooling trade winds soothe and relax you. Included in the living room is a smart flat screen TV for streaming shows from Sling & Netflix, or log into your own accounts to watch your favorite sports team or drama.
Your interior and exterior dining tables seat 6 and both are positioned to allow guests to enjoy time together, all while looking out to the amazing views.
No matter if you choose to be inside or outside, by day or by evening, you will enjoy time spent together, creating those special memories.
Kitchen: The well equipped kitchen is located just behind the interior dining area. It is perfectly situated where you will enjoy preparing a meal, while looking out to the amazing views. Your kitchen includes your coffeemaker (Nespresso), microwave, toaster, SS appliances including gas stove, oven, dishwasher and refrigerator.
Bedroom Details: All three bedroom are very private, with each bedroom located in its own separate building. Each bedroom has an exquisite view overlooking the Windward Passage, with St. John and its exceptionally beautiful National Park rising up in the background. The bedrooms are screened, and include a/c, TV, bathrobes and a very quiet and private deck with a gorgeous view that no other villa in our portfolio offers..
Lovango Cay is a small private island that lies about 2 miles northwest of St. John. Villa Lovango and the Lovango Resort and Beach Club lie on the south side of the island overlooking Lovango Cove and the Windward Passage, with the pristine mountains of St. John providing an exceptionally scenic backdrop. The boat ride to Lovango is about half the distance of the St John to St. Thomas ferry ride, and the trip is usually quite pleasant with small to moderate seas.
As you approach Lovango you’ll notice two unusual features that set this island apart. First, you’ll see very few private homes or buildings on the island; Lovango is definitely not overdeveloped. You’ll also see no roads with long lines of traffic blemishing the island, for Lovango has only paths for walking and electric carts. With no jeeps, SUVs or 18 wheeled trucks on the island the absence of vehicle noise is noticeable and contributes significantly to the overriding sense of serenity and tranquility that prevails on Lovango.
While on Lovango you’ll get around by either walking, or you’ll be chauffeured by Resort staff in a small electric vehicle. The other feature that sets Lovango apart is its goal to attain energy self-sufficiency – Lovango runs on principally self-generated solar and wind power, and fresh water is provided by a desalination facility.
VILLA LOVANGO RESERVATION POLICIES
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 90 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 POLICIES – Late cancellations have a significant impact on us due to our island location and seasonal nature. Once a reservation is under payment, all payments and reservations are non-refundable and non-changeable.If we are able to reschedule your entire set of travel dates, we will refund you less a 20% administration fee off the total room charge.
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.
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.
HOTEL TAX/SERVICE CHARGE: If traveling to St. John, a 12.5% hotel tax. (When the hotel tax changes all reservations are subject to the tax increase.)
DAMAGE DEPOSITS (Security Deposit): Villa Lovango has a prepaid refundable $1000 damage deposit.The damage deposits are fully refundable within 30 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 unforeseen failures such as the supply of electricity, water, pool filtration systems, air conditioning, television/cable service, internet access, appliances, etc. 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.
ENTRY INTO VILLA: Caribbean Villas or its staff may enter your villa to perform any repairs as necessary.
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.
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.
Check-in time:4:00 pmCheck-out time: 10:00 am
SMOKING: All Villas are non-smoking. Guests will be fined $200 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
ADDITIONAL VILLA & RESORT AMENITIES
Smart Flat Screen TV’s for streaming
A/C in all rooms
Continental breakfast delivered to the Villa each morning
Wifi ready iPads
High Speed Internet
ADDITIONAL VILLA & RESORT AMENITIES
The three beach experience offered to overnight guests on Lovango includes:
Complimentary membership to the Lovango Beach Club:
On the south side offering spectacular views to St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix.
A 70’ Infiniti pool
Food and beverage service to your seat
Beach games and proximity to the islands shops and restaurant
Crescent Beach, on the north side of Lovango:
An easy hike and sublimely beautiful. It is untouched and fulfills the fantasy of a classically “real”
Caribbean beach area offering world class snorkeling and solitude
The resort operates its own landing craft direct to the quintessentially beautiful white sandy Honeymoon Beach on St. John with a drop off right on the beach. The boat ride is ten minutes. This is an exclusive and complimentary offering for Lovango guests.
Resort ferry to St. John and St. Thomas
Jan. 2 – July 21, 2023
5 night minimum
$3500 per night for 2-6 people
* some periods may require a 7-night stay
Dec. 20, 2022 – Jan. 1, 2023
$31465/wk for 2-6 people
7 night minimum
12.5% Hotel Tax
Prepaid $1000 Damage deposit
(Damage deposit is refunded 30 days after departure as long as no damage occurs during your stay)