You'll feel like you're touching the sky at Croix Vista Villa in St. John. With an elevation of 400 feet, all you'll find here is peace and quiet with beautiful island views. Carefully located in an area that is aptly named Skytop, the tall hill that Croix Vista sits upon overlooks gorgeous Fish Bay. Inside, you will find the same amount of luxury. With amazing decks that welcome the tropical breezes each day, as well as four spacious bedrooms, this is a holiday location you won't soon forget.
Croix Vista views sweep more than 180 degrees from east to west and include the National Park, the Caribbean Sea, Fish Bay, Rendezvous Bay, St. Croix, and the south shore of St. John. Croix Vista's south-facing orientation results in comfortable tropical breezes and sun on your decks all day long. Located at an elevation of 400 feet in the peaceful, quiet, and scenic neighborhood called Skytop, this magnificent home ensures excellent views.
This is definitely a sun lover's villa, but the covered deck areas allow for relaxation in the shade, as well. This location also provides enough privacy for "tan-everywhere" sunbathing.
Cruz Bay is a 10-15 minute drive on paved roads, except for half a mile of unpaved road in Fish Bay.
DESIGN. Croix Vista Villa is a spacious (5,100+ sq. ft.), well-furnished and comfortable two-level villa. You park on the upper level and enter into the upper Great Room which contains a granite and mahogany kitchen, dining area with a table for 8, a half-bath and a small seating area. Over-sized and screened arched mahogany doors open to the views and an 800 sq. ft. coral stone (non skid), partially covered deck with cushioned furniture. Located on either side of the upper Great Room are large bedrooms/baths that open to the deck. Exterior coral stone (non-skid) stairs lead down to the lower level, where the floor plan is similar to the upper level with a kitchen and dining area, plus a larger living area with a wet bar and home theater system. Like the upper level, two large bedrooms/baths are located on either side of the lower Great Room. The 16 x 8 pool is on the lower level and is surrounded by a 70 x 20 sq. ft. coral stone (non-skid), partially covered deck with cushioned recliners and other deck furniture.
LIVING/DINING. The 600 sq. ft. lower level Great Room is the audio-visual and entertainment heart of this villa with a 50-inch high definition plasma satellite TV, a surround-sound system, a wet bar, and comfy cushioned rattan furniture. There is also a 500 sq. ft. Great Room on the upper level but most of this area is devoted to the kitchen and dining areas. A stereo/CD plays through 10 speakers in the Great Rooms and on the decks of both levels.
The primary dining station is the mahogany table and chair set that seats 8 on the upper level, but, as you would expect, there is also a dining table for 6-8 on the lower level and also casual dining at smaller tables on both decks.
KITCHENS. Both kitchens (there are 2) are defined by stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops and custom mahogany cabinets. The lower level kitchen has a 4-burner gas stove and oven, a full size s/s refrigerator and a sink, while the larger upper level kitchen (the primary kitchen) has a 4-burner electric s/s stone and oven, s/s refrigerator, dishwasher, sink and a bar/counter with bar chairs. Both kitchens are well-equipped with microwave ovens, coffeemakers, blenders, cookware, and kitchenware. Each level also has a gas barbeque grill on the deck and there is a washer/dryer on the lower level.
BEDROOMS. The four air-conditioned bedrooms (4 kings) could serve as models of tasteful bedroom decor. For example, the 550 sq. ft. upper east (left) master bedroom includes a king 4-poster mahogany bed plus a pull-out twin sofa bed, an antique chest of drawers and desk, and antique armoire with 32-inch satellite TV, lounge chairs and floor lamps for reading, a walk-in closet, a cathedral ceiling, a mahogany and granite bathroom, and lovely views from everywhere in the bedroom. The upper level west (right) bedroom (300 sq. ft), and the lower level right bedroom (400 sq. ft.), are similar in comfort and fine decor. The lower left king bedroom (250 sq. ft.) is smaller but also tastefully decorated. All the bedrooms are air-conditioned with very quiet and effective built-in a/c (not wall units).
All bedrooms provide privacy and all (except the lower left bedroom) have walk-in closets and arched and screened mahogany doors that open to a deck and splendid views. All the bedrooms also have tiled baths and showers with mahogany and granite vanities, plus 32-inch Sony flat screen, high definition satellite TVs.
The views from Skytop have always been quite stunning, but getting to this neighborhood was always a bit of a challenge. Not any longer, for the road to Skytop is now paved, and Skytop has become an accessible and very desirable rental location. Completed in the summer of 2006, Croix Vista is our first Skytop villa, and its an excellent introduction to this peaceful and scenic neighborhood.
The interior furnishings and decor of Croix Vista are a definite cut above most St. John rental homes. For example, look at the varnished mahogany arched doors and windows. In a masonry home, this is a very expensive building option, but it gives Croix Vista a rich classic look. The lovely designer-selected antique furnishings and the tasteful interior decor also give this home a look of traditional beauty.
With its two homes within one home design, this is definitely a great choice for two or more couples or families.
*Full House Rental Required for Presidents Week, Thanksgiving, and Christmas/New Year Holiday Periods
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