Ciellodonna villa sits on the quiet hillside in Chocolate Hole with breathtaking views of the harbour. The house faces east - southeast and is blessed with all day sun, gentle cooling breezes and lovely views of sailboats floating on the turquoise waters. A private path leads from the house to the water, and you can walk along the shore to the small beach at the head of the harbor where the luxury Pond Bay Resort was planned. Its an easy 5 - 8 minute drive into Cruz Bay and a shorter drive or a 10-15 minute walk to the spa, fitness facility, restaurants and beach at the Westin Resort. Great for couples and families and a good value.
Spacious and exceedingly comfortable, Ciellodonna is a 2-level home with 2400 sq./ft of interior space and an abundant 3400 sq./ft of decks.
Guests park on the upper level and enter into the large great room - which contains the living, dining and kitchen areas. Six sets of screened sliding glass doors open to the large upper deck which runs the full length of the house and includes lovely views, abundant deck furniture and a gazebo to provide shade for outdoor dining and relaxing.
Two master bedrooms are located on the upper level and two more bedrooms are located on the lower level (accessed by an outside stairway). The pool is on the lower level, along with a large sundeck and a complete wet bar.
Ciellodonna can sleep 12 people, including 2 in the loft (full size futon) and 2 on the pull out sofa in the lower east bedroom.
The attractive great room is defined by cathedral ceilings, Italian tiled floors, stone walls, comfortable furniture, mahogany trim, and harbor views. A stereo/cassette/CD player, a 30" cable color TV/DVD, and high speed internet access are all provided for extra entertainment.
The mahogany dining table seats 8-10 in the formal dining area while a newly built gazebo has been added on the upper deck with a table that seats 8.
The kitchen features tiled countertops, mahogany cabinets, a gas stove and oven, a dishwasher, microwave and all necessary cooking utensils and dinnerware. A washer/dryer is located off the kitchen and there's a gas barbecue on the deck.
All the bedrooms are roomy master bedrooms with water views, a/c, screened sliding glass doors, tiled floors, cable tv's, dvd players and quality furnishings. The upper right bedroom is the owner's bedroom with a 4-poster king and cable TV/VCR and the upper left bedroom has a queen mahogany sleigh bed. Both are connected on the upper level to the main living areas, making this a good choice for families with young children. The lower right bedroom has a queen 4-poster mahogany bed. The lower left bedroom has a canopied king bed with a queen sleep sofa for children. Two more children can sleep in the loft bedroom on a full sized futon. All the master bedrooms open to a deck and have beautiful tiled baths and showers. An extra half bath is located off the living room.
Ciellodonna is a lovely home that was built by one of St. John's master builders, furnished by a professional design firm and completed in 2001. Although Ciellodonna is only 5-8 minutes from the charming restaurants and boutiques of Cruz Bay, it enjoys a beautiful and tranquil location in a prosperous, low-density neighborhood. Also, Ciellodonna's waterfront location and a private path provide easy access to good snorkeling and swimming in the calm waters of Chocolate Hole.
Ciellodonna was designed to be casual, elegant and very comfortable, and it succeeds in every way. This house has gotten uniformly high reviews from numerous past guests, and it has established itself as a very popular vacation home for couples and families. A price comparison with other rental homes will also reveal that Ciellodonna offers a lot of value at a competitive price.