Owned by famous contemporary artist Peter Max, Caribe Villa boasts a massive 3000 foot sun deck and an extensive and extraordinary art collection. Caribe Villa enjoys panoramic ocean views of St. John and Rendezvous Bay, and it's only a 20-minute walk to the nearest beach (or 10 minutes by car). Caribe Villa can easily accommodate up to four couples for a peaceful and private getaway.
Caribe Villa is located on Boatmans Point - a peninsula that runs along the southwestern side of Rendezvous Bay. The house sits about 170 feet above sea level and has unobstructed views of Rendezvous Bay, Ditliff Point, and much of the south coast of St. John.
Caribe Villa is located in the middle of a 2 1/2-acre lot in a neighborhood with controlled development, so the atmosphere is quiet, private, and peaceful. The main view is to the east, looking down toward the mostly unspoiled south coast of St. John. There is also a more limited view to the south.
Caribe is a traditional 2-level Caribbean-styled home with the pool centrally located between the great house and the two upper level bedrooms (with everything being tied together by a coral stone deck). The Great Room contains the living/dining and kitchen areas plus a half-bath, all of which are housed in one 950-square-foot room (the Great Room) under a towering cathedral ceiling. Screened sliding glass doors open to the views and the 3000-square-foot deck. A set of exterior stairs leads down to the lower level which contains three more large bedrooms/baths that are connected by an 8- x 50-foot deck.
The living area occupies most of the Great Room. Screened sliding glass doors let in lots of light and the trade winds keep the room cool and comfortable. The centerpiece of the living area is a 42-inch flat-screen TV with a satellite dish and there is also a stereo system and CD player.
Guests will have three choices for dining: in the Great Room at a table for 8 (10 if you squeeze), on the deck at a teak table for 8-10, or over by the pool at the teak table for six.
The kitchen includes granite countertops and a refrigerator/freezer, electric stove and oven, dishwasher, microwave, blender, coffeemaker, and all of the necessary cookware and utensils plus dishes and silverware.
The two bedrooms on the upper level are just off the pool - both offering queen beds. One of the upper level bedrooms has an exterior shower and a small private sundeck. The three bedrooms on the lower level are somewhat larger (220 - 280 sq/ft). Two have king-sized beds and the third has twin beds that can be converted into a king.
All five bedrooms have tiled baths and showers, air-conditioning, a 26-inch flat-screen satellite TV, an i-Pod clock radio, and a hairdryer, telephone, ironing board and iron.
Caribe also has one very unique feature - its owner. Caribe Villa is owned by Peter Max - one of America's best known, most prolific and most creative contemporary artists. It is often said of Peter Max that he is to contemporary art what the Beatles were to contemporary music. From postage stamps to presidential paintings, from the Super Bowl to the Grammy Awards, and from college dorms to chic New York galleries, you'll find Peter Max artwork everywhere.
You'll also find an interesting collection - handpicked by the artist himself - throughout his St. John home. If you're a Caribe Villa guest, you'll receive a hand signed print from Peter Max as a thank you for taking good care of the artist's island home (limited to one per rental party; the print is mailed to your home address from the artist's studio in New York).
Caribe is a peaceful, quiet, and private (clothing optional) location with great views of the southern coast of St. John, yet with easy access to Cruz Bay and the beaches. A large floor plan (5000 plus square feet) offers plenty of room for up to 10 people.