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Whether you’re coming down for a getaway with friends or a big family reunion, Ami La Vita is perfect. There are two king suites, one queen, and one twin, so you can bring travelers of all ages. The two lower bedrooms are connected, which is great for families. The villa is located near Cruz Bay, but far enough away that you can enjoy some peace and quiet. The neighborhood is posh and exclusive, just above tranquil Klein Bay.

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Outstanding views!

Ami La Vita is a posh, spacious villa with breathtaking views and comfortable design. Located in an exclusive neighborhood above Klein Bay, Ami La Vita is an ideal choice for families and couples alike.

Beautiful tiled balconies and breezeways connect the ample indoor and outdoor living spaces. A large lap pool lays at the edge of the lounging deck, and a small powder room sits adjacent. Guests can lounge on the hammock, cook on the grill, or sunbathe in one of the chaises around the sundeck. Ami La Vita is minutes away from a pebble beach perfect for morning swims or snorkeling, and the villa provides beach towels, folding chairs, coolers, and tote bags. The outdoor shower lets guests rinse off the sand and saltwater before hopping in the pool or laying out to sun-dry. Spend the evenings on the expansive covered balcony overlooking the bay and starlit sky. There’s no better place to uncork a bottle of wine than the shaded dining balcony.

Foodies will appreciate the full-service kitchen outfitted with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and two dining areas. The adjacent living room offers cushioned seating and a flatscreen TV, and sliding glass doors open to the balcony. A Tesla power wall keeps the villa energy-efficient, and a washer and dryer are available. Each of Ami La Vita’s bedrooms are separated across the villa’s two levels, which are connected by an exterior staircase. Two of the four suites have outdoor showers, and each suite opens to panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea. There are two king suites, one queen suite, and one twin suite with two beds.

Ami La Vita enjoys easy access to several beaches and is a 10-15 minutes drive from Cruz Bay. Cruz Bay is home to most of St. John’s restaurants, activities, and shops.

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Dates People Nightly
Jan 4, 2021 to Apr 16, 2021
7 Night Minimum
1-2 people $814 USD
3-4 people $857 USD
5-6 people $900 USD
7-8 people $943 USD
Apr 17, 2021 to Nov 19, 2021
5 Night Minimum
1-2 people $643 USD
3-4 people $714 USD
5-6 people $786 USD
7-8 people $857 USD
Nov 20, 2021 to Nov 26, 2021
7 Night Minimum
1-8 people
Thanksgiving
$929 USD
Nov 27, 2021 to Dec 16, 2021
5 Night Minimum
1-2 people $643 USD
3-4 people $714 USD
5-6 people $786 USD
7-8 people $857 USD
Dec 17, 2021 to Jan 3, 2022
7 Night Minimum
1-8 people $1,214 USD
Jan 4, 2022 to Apr 16, 2022
7 Night Minimum
1-2 people $886 USD
3-4 people $929 USD
5-6 people $971 USD
7-8 people $1,014 USD
Apr 17, 2022 to Nov 18, 2022
5 Night Minimum
1-2 people $643 USD
3-4 people $714 USD
5-6 people $786 USD
7-8 people $857 USD
Nov 19, 2022 to Nov 25, 2022
7 Night Minimum
1-8 people
Thanksgiving
$929 USD
Nov 26, 2022 to Dec 16, 2022
5 Night Minimum
1-2 people $643 USD
3-4 people $714 USD
5-6 people $786 USD
7-8 people $857 USD
Dec 17, 2022 to Jan 3, 2023
7 Night Minimum
1-8 people $1,214 USD

Notes on Rates:

  • All rental rates are based on two persons per bedroom.
  • This property charges rates in US Dollars (USD).
  • Rates do not include: tax of 12.5%, damage waiver fee of $50.00.
  • Rates are subject to change.
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Choosing the right villa is just the first step in creating the perfect vacation experience. We help you plan every element of your villa vacation, from rental cars to spa treatments, completely personalized to you.

  • grocery provisioning
  • car rental
  • spa services
  • chef/cook services
  • butler service
  • restaurant reservations
  • activities and sightseeing
  • ferry/airport transfers
  • laundry service

    Beds & Baths

    Main House

    • Bedroom 1: Main Level
      • 1 Queen, Air Conditioning, Ceiling Fan, TV, Private terrace, Ocean View
      • Ensuite Full Bath with Outdoor Shower, Two Sinks
    • Bedroom 3: Lower Level - Connected to Bedroom 3
      • 1 King, Air Conditioning, Ceiling Fan, TV, Ocean View, Exterior Access Only, Terrace/Balcony
      • Ensuite Full Bath with Shower
    • Bedroom 4: Lower Level - Connected to Bedroom 4
      • 2 King or 2 Twinss, Air Conditioning, Ceiling Fan, Ocean View, Exterior Access Only, Terrace/Balcony

    Cottage

    • Bedroom 2: Main Level
      • 1 King, Air Conditioning, Ceiling Fan, TV, Private terrace, Ocean View, Exterior Access Only
      • Ensuite Full Bath with Outdoor Shower

    Other Bathrooms

    • Bathroom 4: Pool Side: Half bath

Features

  • BBQ Outside (Gas)
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Blender
  • Cable TV
  • CD Library
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooler
  • Docking Station
  • DVD Player
  • Fridge
  • Great Views
  • Group
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hammock
  • Ice maker
  • Internet Access/WiFi
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Near Town
  • Oven/Stove
  • Pool at Villa
  • Pool Shower
  • Safe
  • Satellite
  • Screened Doors
  • Screened Windows
  • Short Walk to Beach
  • Stereo System
  • Sunrise View
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Toaster
  • Washer/Dryer
Pool pool size 23 ft. x 9 ft., The depth of pool ranges from 3.5 ft - 8 ft.
Air Conditioning A/C throughout villa
Location Klein Bay
Beach There is a path down to Klein bay beach (about a 5-minute walk), however be advised that it's best for the physically fit and sure footed, otherwise drive down in 60 seconds. The beach is rocky so water shoes are recommended.
Transfers There is one complimentary arrival that brings the arriving guests to the car rental to pick up their reserved car and then ushers the party to their villa. You may schedule additional arrivals as needed for $65 per arrival.
Notes Dining room seats 6
Included Mid-week linen service
Children Welcome, however it is better suited for older children, not toddlers
Additional $50 fee for arrivals after 7 pm. Car rental, private chef, butler, server, daily maid service, grocery and beverage shopping (pre-arrival and during your stay), liquor and wine delivery, nanny service, baby equipment, spa services, yoga and personal training, photography, and private airport transfer/car service can be arranged for an additional fee.
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Rating (5.00 out of 5)
Traveler Satisfaction 100% Traveler Satisfaction
# of Reviews 6 for Ami La Vita Villa

Fantastic stay in Klein Bay for family of 6!

Ami La Vita Villa, St. John villa review

Home was all that we expected and then some more. Pictures don’t do it justice. We had a wonderful stay for our family of six. House had all the amenities we needed and kitchen was well equipped for cooking. Views from all rooms are amazing (especially the outdoor showers). Very pleased with our decision to rent for the week.

Excellent. All inquiries were responded to promptly. Very friendly and easy to work with in planning our trip.

Posted by Tom B

Work/Play Stay

Ami La Vita Villa, St. John villa review

Very nice property with a stunning view of Klein Bay, 10 minute drive to town. Good island vibe with modern amenities, though the kitchen could have been better equipped and the grill was in an unappealing location. The bedrooms were nice, 2 upstairs and 2 down (more for kids), baths were good (though interesting that main showers were outdoor). Pool was nice, not huge but bigger than the pix on the site, with good floats and a very convenient 1/2 bath, fridge, and sink. Lounge chairs by the pool were really comfortable. The WiFi was fine, maybe could use an extender or two. Maybe our favorite spot was the large outdoor table on the lanai, which had ceiling fans, lights, and a stunning view over the bay - we worked from there whenever possible, and ate nearly every meal there as well.

Overall a very nice property that won’t disappoint.

Shawna was great - flexible, understanding, and patient. We need to talk to her about planning for 2022

Posted by Saul N

Views out of this world

Ami La Vita Villa, St. John villa review

The house was everything we wanted and more. The walk to the beach was a good work out, but well worth it. Kitchen was stocked better than any we have ever rented.

Shawna is the best. She was quick to answer any questions we had and to arrange everything to make sure our trip was wonderful.

Posted by Cindy and Stanley G

The Perfect Family R&R Retreat!

Ami La Vita Villa, St. John villa review

Ami La Vita Villa is a hillside gem! We are a family of six, with adult children from Chicago and London, who stayed at the villa between Christmas and New Year’s. The house was perfectly suited with space for us to come together, while providing enough room to carve out our own private oasis to rest and rejuvenate.

Shawna was fantastic, and helped us pick the perfect Caribbean location to meet our family’s needs. I would highly recommend WhereToStay.com and Shawna for any and all of your Caribbean travel planning.

Posted by Mark C

Great time at Villa Anansi!

Ami La Vita Villa, St. John villa review

We stayed 8 nights at Villa Anansi (2 parents and 3 teenagers) and had an amazing time. The outdoor showers are fabulous! We loved eating breakfast on the veranda overlooking the beautiful sea, as well as dinner there some evenings followed by games. We very much enjoyed using the beach bag, beach chairs, and cooler (provided at the house) when going to a different beach every day. It was a quick 10-minute or less drive into town, and only about a 20-minute drive to the beautiful North Shore beaches. The kitchen had everything we needed and there were plenty of pool/beach towels; the house is beautifully furnished, etc. My husband walked down to the small pebble beach every morning to swim while the rest of us had a lazy breakfast and packed for the beach. The layout of the bedrooms worked perfectly for our family. The pool, floats, half bath beside the pool, pool bar, and ample lounge chairs made for some relaxing and beautiful late afternoons and evenings at the villa after day outings. The view took our breadth every time we drove up to the villa and entered the front gate. The shower water pressure was quite low in the bedroom my husband and I stayed in (the one separated by a breezeway), but the view from the outdoor shower more than made up for it.

I had a top-rate experience working with Sharon and others at WhereToStay. We were always given full instructions and assistance, and we had no “hiccups.” Sharon was super at promptly responding to questions I had and gave us great advice and recommendations, in addition to just the villa rental. We tried several of Sharon’s dining recommendations and couldn’t have been more pleased. Check-in and check-out was easy. Upon arriving we found the fridge was not cooling properly, and WhereToStay had someone over to repair it within a few shorts hours, and had someone check the next day to confirm it had been fully corrected. I would definitely use them again and recommend them to anyone.

Posted by Deirdre M

Very Nice Villa

Ami La Vita Villa, St. John villa review

Ami La Vita is in the Klein Bay Area, which is a very nice and typically quiet neighborhood. We’ve stayed all across the island over the last 20 years, and Klein Bay is one of our favorite areas along with Maria Bluff. The only point to be aware of is the proximity of the new villa next door, Casa La Famiglia. The vegetation keeps the site private, however, conversations over a low voice are easily overheard from the pool deck and the outdoor dining area. Thankfully, our neighbors for our second week of the trip were relatively quiet, as opposed to the first week neighbors who were loud and boisterous. Once inside, there is no sign of your neighbors. The villa itself is very clean and well equipped, and has everything you need for a great St. John vacation.

Shawna is very attentive and quick with replies. A pleasure to work with.

Posted by Bill P