Casa Lupa is a great villa to share with close friends or family. The private sleeping quarters offer guests space for intimacy or quiet time to meditate or read, while the Great Room, dining area, and kitchen are open to each other to encourage conversation and togetherness. Relax around the pool by day or make the short drive to Megan's Bay for some of the exciting water sports that can be accessed there. As the day gets cooler, stage a cookout on the barbeque and dine beneath one of the pergolas that offer muted sun without blocking the sea views or the breezes. A moonlight swim is a great way to cap the day-enjoy relaxing in the sun-warmed waters while you watch the twinkling lights on the island below.
Casa Lupa is a 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom villa that overlooks the expanse of Megan's Bay from its location just above the shoreline. A staircase flanked by palm trees takes guests down to the main level's landing, inlaid with 18th Century hand-painted tiles brought over from the family's ancient Italian estate, and through the courtyard entryway to Casa Lupa's terrace and pool. Casa Lupa consists of two separate pavilions connected by the terrace.
The fully air-conditioned main pavilion offers the Great Room and kitchen, and the adjacent master bedroom/bath suite, both connected by a shady covered loggia off the courtyard terrace, ideal for alfresco dining and languid days and nights of relaxation. The Great Room, which shares space with the kitchen and dining tables, features comfy sofas and chairs, cable TV, plus collections of books, games, music CDs to enjoy, and movies to watch. In the middle is a round wooden dining table, and on the other side, the well-equipped kitchen awaits. At the rear of the Great Room, French doors flanked by Chinese statues of rams open out to a pergola covered gallery just outside, with a large gas grill and access to the laundry room.
The designer kitchen is well-equipped. It shares space with a mahogany dining table that can seat eight. French doors fitted with screens open outside to the loggia and the sea view. The shaded loggia is furnished with a large dining table and with a cluster of cushioned wicker seating; three steps down is the infinity-edge pool and sun deck set with cheery orange sun umbrellas and chaise lounges, all bordered by blooming tropical plants.
The master suite is at the end of the loggia, an air-conditioned, spacious queen suite. An antique Moroccan table serves as a desk, and the en-suite bath features a double vanity and large shower graced with an inset of old Italian tiles and windows looking out to sea views.
Across the courtyard terrace is Casa Lupa's second pavilion, where a patio covered with a pergola roof provides access via screened French doors to two air-conditioned, main-level suites. The blue queen suite has a tiled en-suite bath and its own covered balcony overlooking Magens Bay. Adjacent is the green twin-bed bedroom/bath suite, decorated with colorful Guatemalan masks and a Moroccan dowry chest. A staircase leads down from this level past a flowering garden of bougainvillea to Casa Lupa's fourth suite, a totally private haven away from it all, with a small sitting area and en-suite bath.
Casa Lupa is just a very short drive to Magens Bay beach, five minutes to Mahogany Run Golf Course, and about ten to fifteen minutes from Charlotte Amalie. Very highly recommended.
2 persons renting Casa Lupa will have the Master Suite on the villa's main level. 3 to 6 persons will have the other two/three bedrooms on the villa's main level. ONLY the 7th and 8th persons will have the use of Casa Lupa's very private bedroom/bath suite on the lower level.
2 cable TVs + DVD players (52-inch flat-screen TV in Great Room + 26" flat-screen TV with DVD player in lower suite), CD player with surround-sound speakers in Great Room, plus outdoor speakers, iPod docking station in Great Room, Boston Acoustics radios in all bedrooms; books, games, large movie + music collections; full A/C throughout villa; PC laptop computer + Wi-Fi throughout property for your own laptop, printer/scanner/copier; gourmet kitchen with two ovens + lots of appliances (including a panini grill); hair dryers; safe for valuables; stainless steel gas grill; beach chairs + 2 coolers; automatic generator, dishwasher, laundry, water filtration system for drinking, bathing and cooking (potable) water.
Because the bedrooms are not interconnected and guests must go outside to get from one suite to another, Casa Lupa is not suitable for small children unless they are accompanied by a nanny or adult babysitter, and sleep in the twin-bedroom suite with the nanny or babysitter. Exceptions for allowing small children at Casa Lupa will be considered on a case-by-case basis-please inquire. The villa has quite a number of stairs that lead from the parking area down to the villa.