Casa Del Sol Villa is located on the top row of villas in the exclusive neighborhood of Klein Bay. There are about fifteen upscale villas in Klein Bay which is a snug cove that is part of Rendezvous Bay, a larger Bay on St. John's Caribbean coast. Only about half of the lots in Klein Bay have been developed. Limited development of this area insures its unique beauty, privacy and peacefulness. Ditliff Point is the peninsula that curves south into the Caribbean and protects two beaches in Klein Bay that provide swimming and snorkeling close to home among turquoise waters dotted with brightly colored fish, sea fans and other sea life. A 5-15 minute swim or snorkel takes you to the little used white sand beach on Ditliff Point, or you can swim and snorkel at the tranquil pebble beach directly below you in Klein Bay. The restaurants and nightlife of Cruz Bay are a 10 minute drive on paved roads.
Casa Del Sol is a gorgeous plantation style home that consists of a majestic 2-level main house that is flanked on both sides by a 2-level bedroom tower. The main house and the bedroom towers are connected by tiled decks and courtyards. The building materials and the design are traditional Caribbean, with native stone and antique brick, hand rubbed mahogany doors and windows, terra cotta tiled floors and beamed cathedral ceilings throughout. You park above the villa and descend tiled stairs to the upper level which houses the great room, two upper level bedrooms and courtyards, decks and balconies. The great room contains the interior living, and dining, areas, plus the kitchen.
To the right and left of the great room, separated by tiled courtyaards, are the upper level bedrooms and baths, each with a private balcony. A covered deck also extends off the great room. Two sets of exterior tiled stairs lead down to the lower level bedrooms/baths that each include a private covered deck. The pool, wet bar, a fifth full bath and a covered deck and sun decks are also located on the lower level.
The plantation style living area and the entire 650 sq/ft great room is a timeless and beautiful Caribbean classic with native stone walls, three sets of 8’arched mahogany doors, louvered screened windows, an 18’ beamed cathedral ceiling and terra cotta tiled floors. The living area is decorated with plantation style wicker and mahogany furniture and accessories and the entertainment package includes a 32” flat screen TV/DVD and AM/FM stereo/CD played through 4 ceiling mounted speakers in the great room, and another 4 speakers on the lower level at the wet bar and pool, with volume controls on both levels. High speed wireless internet is included.
In the great room the formal mahogany dining table seats 8-10, and there are breakfast/lunch tables for 4-6 on both the upper and lower decks.
The kitchen combines beauty and function with mahogany cabinets and granite counter tops, a side by side refrigerator and freezer with water and ice dispenser, a 4 burner glass topped electric stove with 36” standard and convection ovens, a microwave, dishwasher, blender, toaster, and coffeemaker. A 12 piece set of Calphalon cookware and abundant dishes, dinnerware, and dining linens for a party of 10 are provided.
The four bedrooms are contained in two, 2-level towers located on both sides of the main house. Both bedroom towers are separated from the main house by a tiled courtyard that insures their privacy. All the bedrooms are air conditioned with mahogany doors and windows, terra cotta tiled floors, queen mahogany beds, plantation furniture, custom built mahogany and granite baths, and showers with a lovely view. The two upper level bedroom/baths are slightly larger at 290 sq/ft and have 15’ beamed cathedral ceilings. Both upper bedrooms open to a 100 sq/ft covered balcony with a lovely view while the lower bedrooms open to a covered deck, also with an appealing view.
As a member of the Klein Bay Association, Casa Del Sol has access to the beach below you. This is a pebble beach that provides access to safe and enjoyable swimming, snorkeling and kayaking in the calm 82-84 degree, turquoise waters of Klein Bay (kayaks not provided, but can be rented in Cruz Bay.
The four bedrooms are very private with no common walls, and each with a covered balcony or deck, lovely views, custom granite and mahogany baths, and showers with a view. The pool has stereo speakers on both ends, and a few steps away is a granite wet bar and refrigerator with another set of speakers and speaker controls. Both the pool and the roomy sun deck are bathed in sunshine from sunrise to late in the afternoon, and at night, starlight and moonbeams shimmer on the sea before you.
For people who love to spend time outside, but not in the sun, Casa Del Sol’s covered decks and balconies provide numerous places to relax, unwind, and enjoy the cooling trade winds and lovely views. The decks have a direct line of sight into the pool, so adults can relax nearby but still keep on eye on any kids in the pool.
Last but not least, this oversized lot provides a peaceful location with wonderful water views and enough privacy for a full body tan.
Villa Notes: Please be aware that the villa no longer has a hot tub as shown in the photos.