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PRIVATE BEACHFRONT VILLA (CC'S ACCEPTED)

Bob Crowder

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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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PRIVATE BEACHFRONT VILLA (CC'S ACCEPTED)

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in East End - Seahaven Beachfront Villa

3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, sleeps 6

Seahaven is one of 50 private home sites located in St. John's exclusive, East End community of Privateer Bay. One of the most beautiful places in the world and carefully designed to stay that way. Seahaven and the other east facing lots feature a stunning panorama of the British Virgin Island Chain.

Beautiful Privateer Bay Beach is on site or Newfound Beach and the famous North Shore beaches are a short drive away. Scuba, snorkeling, swimming, beach combing on site. Panoramic views of Privateer Bay and British Virgin Islands from expansive decks. Private Pool, Satelllite TV, hi-speed Internet, VCR, DVD, CD, tape player, Books, games, etc. Gas grill, dishwasher, MW, toaster, blender, hair dryer, ironing board, beach chairs, Sleeps 6. 2 twins in each room can be converted to one King. Air-Conditioning and Ceiling fans in every room. Inside and outside dining.

Scuba and Snorkeling: The beach on site is accessible for scuba and snorkeling. You can walk to the beach in 3 to 4 minutes from the house or drive your car with-in several feet of the beach for offloading of gear. Expansive reef starting ten feet offshore. Water depths from 3 feet sloping gradually to 100 feet plus within several hundred yards. Visibility varies up to 100 feet plus. Point to left of beach has drop off for wall diving. Within several minutes by boat to 'The Indians', the 'Wreck of the Rhone' and the 'Caves' of Norman Island.

Beaches: Villa is situated on Privateer Bay Beach. It is a short 3 to 4 minute walk down the driveway to the beach. Newfound Beach which is also part of the Privateer Bay Homeowners Association is just a short three min drive away. Both beaches are private and are maintained by PBHA. The famous and popular 'North Shore' beaches, Trunk Bay, Cinnamon Bay, Honeymoon and others are just a short drive up Centerline Road to the North Shore Road.

Dining: Several very good restaurants are located in Coral Bay which is just 4 miles away. Cruz Bay which is 9 miles away has many more restaurants for your dining pleasure including the 'Rhumb Line' made famous during Kenny Chesney and Renee Zellweger recent wedding on St John.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Bob Crowder (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2005
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About Bob Crowder

Bob and Barb and their two grown sons Bobby and Richie are avid swimmers, snorkelers and scuba divers. Having lived near the ocean most of their lives they decided to build their retirement home on a beach. After over 20 beach vacations throughout the Caribbean, Hawaii and both coasts of Mexico, they decided on St John due to its exceptional beaches, 'Park-like' environment (St John is mostly National Park), lack of crowds, privacy, and the security of being a United States Territory, etc they made the easy decision to build on St John. Bob is a engineer for one of the nations largest contractors and in his spare time has built the familiy's homes each they relocated around the country. So building their retirement home was a natural progression. We used local labor to clear the land and build the foundation and then with Bob as the crew chief, Barb as the crew cook, their two sons and five of their college buddies erected the post and beam home in a little over three weeks. Local labor came back at that point to finish the home out.

After receiving her masters degree in Physical Education, Barb taught physical education for over 30 years in several states including Rhode Island and California. She also was a USS swim coach and US Masters swim coach. Barb was an accomplished swimmer at UNC Chapel Hill and continued swimming as a masters swimmer winning several national championships. Bob recieved his engineering degree from Duke where he also swam and he and Barb have swum masters together for over 35 years now. They recently teamed up for a 'mixed' relay with another couple and set a national record for the 55 to 59 age group.

Their oldest son, Bobby is a radiologist in Phoenix and engaged to be married to a radiologist. Their youngest son, Richie, is an accomplished freelance photographer, living with his wife of 5 years in Portland, Oregon.

Bob Crowder purchased this villa in 2005

Why Bob Crowder chose East End

Bob had visited the Virgin Islands while on a training trip with the Duke swim team back in 1975 and swore to all his college buddies that he was going to build a home and retire in the Virgin Islands. Of course they didn't beleive him. After over 20 beach vacations throughout the Caribbean, Hawaii and both coasts of Mexico, Barb and Bob decided on St John due to its exceptional beaches, 'Park-like' environment (St John is mostly National Park), lack of crowds, privacy, and the security of being a United States Territory, etc they made the easy decision to build on St John. Of course Bob makes it a habit of inviting his best swimming buddy from Duke to visit every year at Seahaven to rub it in that he decided at age 19 where he was going to retire!!!

What makes this villa unique

Seahaven is situated directly on one of the best swimming and snorkeling beaches in the Islands with fantastic views of the crescent shaped tropical beach of Privateer Bay off the deck. In addition, some of the best beaches in world just minutes away by car. Most of the island is a National Park founded by the Vanderbilts in the late 50's making St John a unique tropical paradise.

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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

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Private Beachfront Villa (CC's Accepted)
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews
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Private Beachfront Villa (CC's Accepted)
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p124685
+919 -450
East End St John
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5

Adventurists Paradise!

  • 5 out of 5
My husband and I spent our Honeymoon here and everything about SeaHaven Villa made our stay feel magical! We especially enjoyed the secluded area and almost completely private bays in the area. The snorkeling was amazing, we saw sea turtles, dozens of species of fish, and giant star fish just like the photo above! Star gazing at night in the hammock was unforgettable, and it was so nice coming home to the villa after long days of hiking and swimming on the island to grill fresh fish on the balcony and listen to the sea. This home is equipped with everything you need to have a perfect vacation and we truly could not have asked for more. The owners were wonderful to work with and very helpful, along with the poperty manager, they made everything easy and carfree, just the kind of experience you are looking for when trying to relax! Thank you so much for everything, we can't wait to come back!
  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2011
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Private Beachfront Villa (CC's Accepted)
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p124685
+919 -450
East End St John
cooper city, fl
5

Great snorkeling, beautiful view, privacy

  • 5 out of 5
Our family of six (four kids of all ages) spent a week at this home in late June, 2010. The home is in a remote location, in fact it is the last home on the island as far east as you can go. Getting around the island really isn't that bad. We did not have a four wheel drive, and we did fine. It's about forty five minutes to Cruz Bay (with lots of restaurants and complete grocery shopping, and fifteen minutes to a few restaurants and limited grocery shopping. The privacy here is fantastic. We had the entire bay to ourselves the whole week. The beach is pebbles, not sand. The snorkeling is fantastic, and we are picky snorkelers so that's really saying something. We saw a wide variety of marine life, including squid, lobsters, large schools of tangs, damsels, and a variety of corals. It was a little too rough for snorkeling the last two days we were there. The pool is TINY but the kids didn't care. It kept them entertained for hours. The home is comfortable, with great views, a kitchen we cooked great meals in, and an extensive video collection. Every night was movie night! Outside, mosquitos were quite a nuisance, but that was the case all over the island and not the fault of this property, but it made hanging outside on the deck not so desirable, at least not without bugspray. We learned pretty quickly to have a can of bugspray on hand at all times, even when traveling to different beaches (get out of the car, and start spraying!). Our only complaint about this property is the showers. The faucet is the kind that shuts off by itself after about four seconds. So to shower, you have to either hold down the knob with one hand, or press it every four seconds. The water is barely hot and comes out as little more than a trickle. We understand that it's a dry island, water is trucked in or is collected rain water, very expensive, and perhaps the owners did what they could to discourage long showers. It worked! We dealt with it, but a nice soothing shower after a day at the beach was a creature comfort that was sorely missing. All in all, this is a fantastic property with stunning views, easy ocean access, and luxurious privacy. The owners and property managers were a pleasure to deal with. We would come back, and recommend this property to others.
  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2010
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Great news for future travelers to Seahaven. Even though this review rating was a 5 out 5, we know we can always make improvements and we wanted you to know we have adjusted the shower faucets to greatly increase the flow and the hot water. Water is still very much a premium on the island but this little compromise has helped make the showers a lot more enjoyable.
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Private Beachfront Villa (CC's Accepted)
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p124685
+919 -450
East End St John
Durham, NC
5

Great time at Seahaven

  • 5 out of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed our weeklong stay at Seahaven. The house is beautiful, well-maintained, and comfortable. We loved the privacy of the location, and we had the beach completely to ourselves. The views are amazing. The drive from Cruz Bay is scenic and fun, with overlooks, goats, rainbows, etc. Some restaurants, bars, and stores are even closer to the house, in nearby Coral Bay. We highly recommend Seahaven!
  • Review Submitted: 17-Nov-2008
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Private Beachfront Villa (CC's Accepted)
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p124685
+919 -450
East End St John
Charlotte, NC
5

Seahaven is great!

  • 5 out of 5
My husband and I stayed at Seahaven with two of our best friends, and it was a great trip! We had the most relaxing week! We loved how secluded and private the house is. It is truly an oasis. It epitomizes "paradise." The trip began with a beautiful ferry ride to St. John. Once on the island we rented a car and enjoyed the scenic route to the house. Along the way we enjoyed breathtaking views, friendly wildlife, and fun restaurants and bars. We were blown away by the expansive views at the house. It seemed like you can see forever on the porch and from nearly every room in the house. The house is well appointed with comfortable furnishings, a kitchen we cooked some great meals in, and a video library that rivals Blockbuster. We spent our week snorkeling in the bay below the house, hiking, and finding hidden spots on the island. The best part of the trip was that we "got away from it all." The four of us work in high stress jobs, and to relax in such a serene part of St. John was amazing. We weren't ready to leave when we did, and we've decided to return back every few years. From two couples who have traveled to Mexico, Europe, Costa Rica, and beyond, St. John and Seahaven have spoiled all future trips because there's no way another place can feel as magical.
  • Review Submitted: 16-Nov-2008
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Private Beachfront Villa (CC's Accepted)
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p124685
+919 -450
East End St John
Atlanta
5

Private Beachfront Villa

  • 5 out of 5
Our family has stayed at Seahaven several times and absolutely love it. The Villa is located just above a very private beach. We love the privacy afforded by the fact that the home is one of only a handful of homes built so far in a private homeowners association that is 15 minutes from the nearest "town". The winding drive from town is one of the most scenic drives in the Virgin Islands with views of the Bristish Virgin Islands from the top of ridges one minute and breathtaking beach views driving right along the water the next. Very few "tourists" make it out to the East End making it like being on a deserted island most days. We have stayed at Seahaven several times and each time Privateer Bay Beach was calm and offered some of the best snorkeling in the islands. We can't wait to go back.
  • Review Submitted: 16-Nov-2008
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Private Beachfront Villa (CC's Accepted)
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p124685
+919 -450
East End St John
USA
4

Seahaven

  • 4 out of 5
The home is beautiful, exactly as described, very clean. Interactions with owners went smoothly. The caretaker was helpful. The home is located just above a very private beach. We found two disadvantages of this property 1. It was very time consuming to travel anywhere from this property. Although the distances are not far in miles, driving on the very hilly roads goes slow and can be adventurous. (Although we reserved a 4 wheel drive auto; we ended up with Corolla and this may affect our driving experience). 2. The lovely beach at the property was too rough for snorkeling during our stay. This beautiful, isolated, property is best for adventure seekers.
  • Review Submitted: 01-Apr-2008
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway

Location

Location

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
St Thomas
Nearest Ferry
9 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
East End Road and Centerline
Car: recommended

St. John, the smallest and most idyllic of the three United States Virgin Islands, is best known for its dozens of post card perfect white sand beaches, turquoise bays abounding in colorful corals and rainbows of tropical fish and endless vistas of green velvet hills. Only nine miles long and three miles wide, two thirds of the island is the Virgin Islands National Park, so its spectacular beaches and untouched forests will remain that way for generations to come and be accessible to all. There are tours of the National Park by Jeep or safari bus and hikes on spectacular trails led by Park Rangers who enrich the experience with talks on the island's history and geology as well as its flora and fauna. Frequent visitors to St. John are beach lovers who are always ready to go back to the beach.

Other Activities: National Park, triathlete heaven

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New Years Period
27 Dec 2014 - 3 Jan 2015
7 night minimum stay
$4,550
for 7 nights
From
$650
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter/ Early Spring 2015
4 Jan 2015 - 18 Apr 2015
5 night minimum stay
$2,500
for 5 nights
From
$500
$3,500
$10,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer/Fall 2015
19 Apr 2015 - 19 Dec 2015
5 night minimum stay
$2,000
for 5 nights
From
$400
$2,800
$9,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$2,000
for 5 nights
From
$400
$2,800
$9,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Listed rates are based on 4 persons. $50 per night for each additional person.
10% early booking discount offered if 50% of fee is received at 180 days out or 100% of fee is received at 90 days out.

Holiday weeks $4,500 (Christmas, New Years, Presidents Week, Easter Week, 4th of July, Thanksgiving)
50% deposit due 90 days in advance, balance due 30 days in advance

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in East End in St John

Property Type:
  • villa
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom - Toilet
    Outdoor - Outdoor Shower
  • Master Bedroom has a private bath. Two Guestrooms share a full bath with private locking entry from each guest room.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , or 2 twins
    guest 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , or 2 twins
    guest 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , or 2 twins
  • All 3 bedrooms can be made up with two twins or 1 king. Enclosed closet with many shelves for storage. All bedrooms decorated with tropical decor.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
All three bedrooms can accommodate two twins or one king. Bay and beach access is suitable for boating, canoeing, kayaking which can be rented nearby. Great for families. Credit Cards accepted.
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