Sarang villa is a visually stunning villa perched on Mamey Peak, deep within the protected St. John National Park, it is the home for nature lovers who require that touch of private luxury! Sarang means “nest” in Balinese, and both its location and design bring you home to your very self. The original designer and builder of Sarang is expatriate Anthony Palmer, who sought refuge on one of St. John’s highest points, yet within the lush confines of Nature’s splendor. Set on a fertile acre surrounded by National Park lands, (and right next door to sister villa Ananda - which you may also rent for up to 8 persons total), Sarang offers delicious days and tantalizing nights for up to 4 guests.
Even with the seclusion you desire, Sarang remains convenient to the large grocery stores, shopping, dining and nightlife of downtown St. John (Cruz Bay)… the dining, nightlife and grocery at Coral Bay to the east… and is accessible to attractions, nature trails and island beaches like Maho and Francis Bays within just a 5-minute drive.
The lovingly cultivated landscaping at this gated property will astound you. Winding paths make their way through colorful island trees, shrubbery and flowering plants, while tropical fruit trees yield a seasonal bounty of goodness like bananas, papayas and mangoes. In season you may eat these fresh, or incorporate them into your meals! Stonework that comprises the villa’s stairs, walkways, decks and walls is randomly punctuated with local shells, artifacts and mementos, actually a homebuilder’s tradition here!
Just as mind, body and spirit remain separate yet connected, Sarang thrives in its bridging interior and exterior environments. Whether you are strolling the shaded gardens, catching a breeze on one of the decks, daydreaming on the screened-in porch, or relaxing within, Sarang’s all-encompassing peace will embrace you. From here, you will experience the vastness endless sky, and at the same time, the grounding of abundant plant life and fauna.
This interconnectedness continues within the walls of Sarang, as the island breezes are allowed to traipse throughout, keeping you cool on their own or in conjunction with the villa’s ceiling fans. While Sarang is air-conditioned, the owners and many guests often choose to allow Nature to do her work! A comfortable living space and well-equipped galley style kitchen adjoin the dining area. Or, you may choose to enjoy a refreshing beverage or meal alfresco on Sarang’s rear deck. Watch as the bananaquits (“yellow birds”) dance about in the air, seeking the sweet water you may leave out for them!
Via sturdy spiral stairs, the loft king master bedroom is open to the environment that is below as well as the cross breezes from outside. Bamboo railings hewn from Sarang's own grove surround this loft, adding to the island flavor of the room. Adjacent is a side room with pullout sofa - which may be ideal for a second, impromptu bedroom on this level. An added plus is the additional fully private living space with its own garden entrance providing a full bed, bath and outdoor sitting area.
Private yet very near all of the magic that St. John has to offer, with the centering feel of an eco-resort, Sarang will provide the awesome best of both worlds, and then some!
There is a caretaker who lives in his own separate quarters within the Estate; he is there to assist with property related matters and you may see him during your comings and goings, but your privacy is always complete and assured at Sarang!
Both Sarang and sister villa Ananda are 100% non-smoking villas and no open flames are permitted inside, please.
Sarang is centrally air-conditioned, but cooling trade winds and the villa’s design allow for comfortable air circulation throughout the villa all year long. You may choose to allow the ceiling fans and/or the natural air currents at the villa to do their work instead!
42" Cable TV; air-conditioning, triple-filter ultraviolet water system, solar powered water heaters, full kitchen with 2 burner stove, full refrigerator/freezer, coffee maker, toaster, blender, convection microwave oven and starter collection of spices, energy efficient LED lighting, Wi-Fi, safe, hair dryer, pullout sofa in the salon adjoining the upper bedroom; gas grill, hot tub.