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Almost Heaven is a spacious villa with incredible ocean views, unique ambiance, and loads of extras to boot. Located in the heart of St. John, Almost Heaven definitely lives up to its name! Recently constructed, you will quickly learn that you'll want for nothing here. The villa is situated on a hillside and looks out over the harbor, so there are great water and land views from the huge balconies outside. Inside is everything you might need during your stay, and the 3 bedrooms are comfortable and spacious. You will also find lots of little extras here that often get overlooked with other rentals. There are several beaches a short drive from the villa, but with the option of your own private pool and hot tub, you may never want to leave!

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Sublime ocean views!

Located on a scenic hillside, Almost Heaven is a private home perfect for relaxation and casual island living.

This Villa has been built on two levels, and offers an open-style design. The entrance to Almost Heaven is done in St. John's iconic stone-and-shell work with artistic brick trim. The entry brings you into the villa's open living and kitchen areas. The kitchen features granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, Keurig and Mr. Coffee coffeemakers, and a counter with bar stools.

Almost Heaven has two air-conditioned queen bedrooms, each with an en-suite bath. One of each is situated on both levels for privacy. A washer and dryer are tucked into a closet on the upper level. The upper level queen bedroom opens via glass French doors onto the spacious screened porch, which looks out to ocean views. A staircase with a brick-trimmed archway leads to the villa's lower level and the second queen bedroom suite. Adjacent to the lower level queen bedroom is a king suite - an ideal layout for parents with small children. All bedrooms have window blinds for privacy and late mornings. Sliding glass doors connect both lower bedrooms to the screened-in porch just outside.

The two fully screened porches front both levels off the living area and from the upper and lower bedrooms. If you can't tolerate mosquitoes or flying critters, this is the villa for you! Each screened porch is furnished with cushioned chairs and chaise lounges, ideal for reading, napping, or just enjoying the ocean scenery. The upper level porch (just outside the kitchen and living area through French doors) offers a large table for six -- great for al fresco meals or for a lively game of cards. Screen doors lead from this porch and from the lower level porch out to the large pool and hot tub deck. This deck area is also outfitted with chaise loungers.

Almost Heaven is spacious, with ceiling fans throughout and trade winds blowing from the east. This villa is cool and comfortable. Best of all, the home looks out to views of Coral Bay and the many yachts at anchor. In the distance, neighboring British Virgin Islands' islets and cays such as Norman Island and Peter Island can also be seen.

This new home is decorated in soft Caribbean colors, and features a collection of bright tropical paintings by St. John's renowned artist Shari Erickson, handcrafted pottery sconces, and a well-thought-out floor plan.

Restaurants and Coral Bay entertainment options are just a quick drive down the hill.

Almost Heaven fits the vacation bill with its plentiful amenities such as a 42-inch flat screen cable TV and DVD player in living area + 32-inch flat-screen cable TV in lower king bedroom, iPod dock; Wi-Fi throughout villa, games, telescope; A/C in all three bedrooms; hair dryers, safes for valuables; baby gates for stairs and doorways; two fully-screened porches with ocean views of Coral Bay, Tortola and beyond; gas grill; 2 coolers; hot tub on pool deck; dishwasher, and laundry facilities.

Villa Notes:

* Two twin-size airbeds are available for and additional fee with advance notice.

* There are two alfresco showers for after-the-beach rinsing.