Artfully designed, Sea Stone provides the perfect Caribbean getaway for one or two couples looking for rest and relaxation. The villa was created to allow easy access in and out of doors, with all rooms opening to the outside. When guests aren't busy taking in the views of the water and lush greenery, they can relax in the hammock or by the pool, soaking up the sun. Sea Stone is air-conditioned for your comfort, and the kitchen is well-equipped for any kind of meal preparation you might have. Cruz Bay is less than 10 minutes away by car, and there you can enjoy the sights of town, dine out, and do some shopping.
At Sea Stone, every room leads outdoors: to covered porches along the length of the seafront and expansive Caribbean Sea views. Inside this beautiful 2-bedroom, 2.5-bath property with swimming pool, all rooms are air-conditioned. Decorated in hues borrowed from nature, Sea Stone flows seamlessly inside and out.
St. John architect Michael Milne conceived of Sea Stone as the perfect opposite to its owners' Manhattan home. The result is a very special vacation property perfect for one or two couples, conveniently located in Great Cruz Bay Estates.
Cruz Bay is the charming/colorful town where the ferry arrives. It has lots of wonderful restaurants, shops, art galleries, dive shops, etc. Short 5-minute drives west of Cruz Bay are the well-established neighborhoods of Great Cruz Bay and Chocolate Hole. The beaches along this stretch of the south shore range from coral to sand. The closest sandy beach is in Great Cruz Bay, home of the Westin Hotel and Resort.
At Sea Stone Villa, the walls of local stonework frame Blaurock glass doors and inward-tilting windows which open to take the best advantages of the trade winds.
Just inside the gated main entrance, a sheltered gallery with built-in conversation area for windy days welcomes guests to Sea Stone.
Italian travertine floors, tumbled marble, honed granite countertops, and plantation-grown teak furniture bring the emphasis on nature indoors. An open kitchen bar, as well as inside and outside dining offer plenty of eating options.
The kitchen is fully equipped with custom tropical wood cabinetry, dishwasher, gas range, microwave, toaster, coffeemaker, and blender. A half-bath and washer-dryer are located off the kitchen.
High exposed-beam ceilings with fans will keep the house cool and open, but air conditioning is also provided throughout the house. Watch television and videos, listen to music, or read from the owners' library of fiction, natural history, and guidebooks in total comfort.
A five-foot tall sliding window links the kitchen to the built-in Fire Magic barbecue suspended at the cliff's edge outside.
At Sea Stone, every room has a view, and every room leads outdoors. The terrace and pool at the cliff's edge are perfect for sunning and horizon-to-forever stargazing (to quote a former guest).
Two identical master bedrooms with covered porches are located at opposite ends of the house for maximum guest privacy. Both spacious suites have king-size beds, built-in desks, and beautiful sea views. Each bedroom has its own bathroom with outside garden shower. There's gated access to each shower from the outside porch area, for convenience after sunning or swimming.
For a few weeks at the turn of the year, the sun both rises and sets over the water at Sea Stone. At other times, the sweeping views southward from every room will color with sunrise and sunset.
Cruz Bay is an 8 - 10 minute drive from the villa.
Additional amenities: Ironing Board and Iron, Coolers, Beach Chairs, DSL high-speed Internet access + Wi-Fi; gas grill