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ANDANTE BY THE SEA, 3 BDRM, 3 BATH, OCEANFRONT ON HART BAY WITH STUPENDOUS VIEWS

Marilyn Or Rich

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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ANDANTE BY THE SEA, 3 BDRM, 3 BATH, OCEANFRONT ON HART BAY WITH STUPENDOUS VIEWS

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Hart Bay - ANDANTE BY THE SEA

Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6 adults, extra small children if w/parents)

Just minutes from the small town of Cruz Bay, with its restaurants and shopping, ideally situated on St. John's scenic southeastern shore and deliberately faced into the cooling trade winds...Andante is nestled on a shelf carved into the living rock directly above beautiful Hart Bay... high enough to look down on birds in flight... low enough to hear the sea.

Architected in modified Mediterranean-style with accents of native stone, Andante is unusual in that, while ensuring privacy, its panoramic decks offer spectacular views of both sunrise and sunset... a full 270-degrees from glittering St. Thomas east to Rams head!

There are three large bedrooms, all with sea views,private decks, full baths, and air conditioning. A canopied king-size bed and rattan furnishings with a Victorian flair grace the master bedroom along with a private deck. The two guest bedrooms have twin beds easily converted to comfortable kings and private decks.

The villa is tastefully furnished throughout in contemporary tropical rattan,teak and eclectic accents from around the world. Vaulted cypress-beamed ceilings and overhead fans accent the great room, kitchen, and two upper bedrooms.

The fully-equipped gourmet kitchen includes up to date appliances, an electric ceramic top range/convection & conventional oven, microwave, dishwasher, side-by-side refrigerator/freezer with ice maker/dispenser, whole house triple filtered and UV water systems, 'steaming hot' water dispenser, blender, coffee maker, bread maker, and espresso/cappuccino machine. A fully-automatic stainless steel gas grill and outdoor dining area for dinner under the stars is a few steps away on a trellised patio.

The pool and hot tub are strategically cantilevered into the cliff on the west side of the property for maximum views and breeze. Arise in the early morning, frolic in either, and appreciate the dramatic colors of sunrise. In the evening, sip champagne as the sounds of mellow jazz surround you and marvel at the complexity and beauty of the sunset and the clarity of the stars, while you are simultaneously warmed in the hot tub and cooled in the breezes of the ocean.

Andante comes equipped with everything you will need for a relaxed island vacation. Linens, towels, phone, fax and printer,wi fi, hi speed internet, Satellite TV with premium channels and satellite radio in the great room and in each bedroom, DVD players, surround sound multi-zoned stereo (even piped to the pool and hot tub), CD-radio, beach chairs and coolers, and an extensive selection of books and music all await you. You need bring only your bathing suit and a few clothes for forays into town.

A private rustic path winds down to the sparsely-peopled pebble and coral beach below, offering fabulous snorkeling at one the best spots on the island. A left turn at the bottom of the hill takes you for a tranquil swim in nearby Chocolate Hole. The famous north shore beaches are but a few minutes drive away for long relaxing days spent at the beach.

If 'chilling' is what you seek in your ultimate vacation, Andante is so self-contained that it is possible to 'hole up' in the villa for several days at a time, without the need to leave home. Andante is perfect for that first or second honeymoon. If you do venture out, the world-renowned beaches of the north shore and the boutiques and restaurants (ranging from funky to gourmet) of the tiny town of Cruz Bay are less than a ten-minute drive away. A fifteen-minute, seven-dollar ferry ride brings you to the bustling shopping and restaurants of St. Thomas.

The word 'Andante' defines a moderately slow, relaxed, and leisurely tempo in music. At Andante, our guests have every opportunity to slow down, rest, relax, rejuvenate, and renew.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
If you want to feel the joy of life, just take the path to Hart Bay and just sit on the beach, observe and feel!
Jan 2011
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Marilyn Or Rich

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Though neither of us is from the Boston area originally, (Rich, from Portsmouth, NH), (Marilyn, from New York City) we have both spent the majority of our adult lives there, and it was in Boston that we met as the youngest of our 4 children was just graduating high school and one of us, Marilyn, was already a grandmother. Now, almost 20 years later, we have 8 grandchildren between us and we still live just outside of Boston.

When we first met, we both had dreams of owning a vacation home one day - Rich, in Martha's Vineyard, because of it's proximity; Marilyn - somewhere in the Caribbean because of it's warmth and rich culture. It didn't take a lot of convincing for Rich to adopt the 'Caribbean dream.' We did a lot of visits throughout the Caribbean, first just on vacations and then with an eye towards looking at houses.

The process was daunting but we were fortunate to have so many wise and helpful folks on the island, always willing to lend a hand and share their experiences. One tends to fantasize that owning a vacation rental will be like renting a vacation home, without having to pay the rent. It's not, it's hard work, but gratifying when our guests have a great time. The house has been a challenge and an evolving work of love, with each and every item in it attached to a story or memory. These years have certainly been an adventure! They have solidified us as a team.

Ultimately, when we awaken in the morning at Andante and see the sun cresting over the horizon in what have to be the most beautiful sunrises ever, we feel incredibly fortunate and blessed! The most important part of this journey has been making sure that all of our guests experience Andante's special magic.

Marilyn Or Rich purchased this villa in 1999

When we first saw the villa that is now Andante, we knew this was the one! The incredible views, the never-ending breezes, the privacy, the proximity to and the sound of the ocean were just what we were looking for, and we knew that our guests would appreciate these as well. Andante has changed so much since we purchased it, but those core things have not and were the most important. Our guests think so too.

The most important pastime for us when we stay at Andante is to honeymoon over and over again. It's the time we set aside to spend with each other and relax. We really did choose the name because it means 'to slow down'. We do. We both catch up on reading, talking, meditating; Rich paints; I experiment in the kitchen. Sure, we have to do work - but we also take time to unwind.

Whether our guests are a couple on their honeymoon, a young or extended family or a group of friends getting together yearly, we want their time together at Andante to be loving and memorable. It's important to us that if our guests want to do nothing but hole up in the villa for days at a time, that they have everything they need to be comfortable doing just that. If they want to get out and explore the vast wonders of nature that St. John has to offer they are able to come back to a spacious and relaxing 'home base.' Our guests come from high pressure lives and we want to give them every opportunity to relax and rejuvenate in total comfort and serenity.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Prior to paying a reservation deposit, always verify payment instructions by calling the number on this listing.
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Reviews

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Andante by the Sea, 3 bdrm, 3 bath, Oceanfront on Hart Bay with Stupendous Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
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Andante by the Sea, 3 bdrm, 3 bath, Oceanfront on Hart Bay with Stupendous Views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p5388vb
Hart Bay St John
st petersburg, florida
5

GUESTBOOK COMMENT

We stayed at adante by the sea, this past summer. The entrance brings you right into the spirit of the island. The beautiful home, was a favorite.with...
  • 5 out of 5
We stayed at adante by the sea, this past summer. The entrance brings you right into the spirit of the island. The beautiful home, was a favorite.with the music heard all around the inside and out, it was wonderful. What a view, especially watching the sunset in the hot tub. This home was beautiful and fun. I have visited the island, since the 1970's and have visited many homes. I loved this home, thanks, linda
  • Review Submitted: 10-Jan-2007
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2007
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
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Andante by the Sea, 3 bdrm, 3 bath, Oceanfront on Hart Bay with Stupendous Views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p5388vb
Hart Bay St John
5

HONEYMOON STAY

  • 5 out of 5
One word. Amazing. Marilyn and Rich were very easy to work with and made sure everything we needed was in the villa. My wife and I had the perfect place to take some amazing photos and hole up for a few days before venturing the island. What a great experience we had. We did not use Denise or John (Carribean Palm Properties) much, since they did not seem to be up to date with some of the newest attractions. However, we used TripAdvisor for everything and it worked out well. We will definitely be back. Thanks again!
  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Andante by the Sea, 3 bdrm, 3 bath, Oceanfront on Hart Bay with Stupendous Views
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Hart Bay St John
Ann Arbor, MI
5

EXCELLENT, ROMANTIC AND SPACIOUS VACATION VILLA WITH ALL OF THE AMENITIES OF HOME

  • 5 out of 5
We had a wonderful time during our vacation at Andante. The house is beautiful, the view of the ocean is amazing, and the sunsets are outstanding. The pool is private enough for a comfortable swim, and the exposure to the sun is wonderful. The rooms are spacious, and the house is well kept. The amenities make the villa superior to staying at a hotel.
  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you had a wonderful time at Andante and St. John. Thank you so much for your kind comments and we hope that we will have the honor of having you as guests of Andante once again.
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Andante by the Sea, 3 bdrm, 3 bath, Oceanfront on Hart Bay with Stupendous Views
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Hart Bay St John
Columbus, GA
5

EXCEEDED MY EXPECTATIONS!

  • 5 out of 5
Andante is the perfect vacation villa! There were 6 people in our group, and we all had a wonderful time. The accommodations were great and the villa had all the amenities you could ask for. We really enjoyed the sound system that played throughout the house!

The views of Hart Bay and Chocolate Hole were wonderful sites to see every morning and evening. We will definitely return.
  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Nothing pleases us more than to hear that our guests had a wonderful time! We promise to continue to improve and refine Andante to fit our guests' needs and always to make it feel like your home in St. John. Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We do hope you will return very soon. Marilyn and Rich
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Andante by the Sea, 3 bdrm, 3 bath, Oceanfront on Hart Bay with Stupendous Views
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Hart Bay St John
Oak Hill, Virginia
5

AMAZING VIEWS!

  • 5 out of 5
The photos on the site were accurate, but didn't quite do the property justice. The house is absolutely charming and the views are breathtaking. The pool and hot tub were enjoyed by all. The house is in a great location - close to town and all the north beaches. Our family had a wonderful time beach hopping, snorkeling, sailing, kayaking, and grilling dinners on the fabulous deck. The rocky beach below the house is a little slippery and steep, but worth the short treck. The snorkeling off that beach is great, and there are unusual shells to be found. The owners are very helpful, and the property managers on the island are great. All in all a perfect vacation!
  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2013
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. We are always gratified when we hear that our guests have had an outstanding vacation at Andante, because that is exactly what we strive for. We really want you to feel so at home and surrounded by beauty, that if there are days that you want to do nothing but chill out and relax, even in the middle of this Caribbean paradise, you feel like you haven't missed a thing! We hope you will be back! Marilyn & Rich
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Andante by the Sea, 3 bdrm, 3 bath, Oceanfront on Hart Bay with Stupendous Views
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Hart Bay St John
Roseville, CA
5

AMAZING ST JOHN VACATION

  • 5 out of 5
Andante by the sea is an amazing place. You have everything you need as if you were in your own home so you can be very comfortable staying there. The Kitchen is fully appointed so you can make your own meals if you like but even if you don't want to cook, you will want to at least get take out so you can dine at the house and enjoy the amazing views. They have a wonderful view of the nearby bays and great sunrise and sunset views. At night the stars are amazing.
While we were there, there was a constant breeze and the downstairs hammock was just an amazing spot to simply lay back and enjoy the peacefulness of the breeze and sounds of the wind, ocean and birds.
While in St John, we went Snorkeling several days. We took a Kayak/Snorkel tour in Coral bay where we saw Squid and a Nurse shark. We also went to Maho bay and saw a turtle and several rays. Last we went to Trunk bay which has snorkeling but was most amazing for the beautiful beach and calm waters.
  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words! Nothing gives us greater pleasure than hearing that our guests really had a wonderful and relaxing vacation at Andante! We are so gratified when we hear that it felt like home because that is the way we want it to feel. We hope that we have created a place that our guests will want to keep on returning to year after year.
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Location

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
St. Thomas
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
St John - St. Thomas Ferry
Nearest Beach
60 Metres
Hart Bay Beach
Nearest Barpub
0.75 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Restaurant
0.75 Miles
Westin Hotel - 0.3 miles; Cruz Bay
Car: recommended

A luxurious Health Club nearby at the Westin Hotel. Fishing (on site) and Deep Sea fishing available. St. John is 2/3 National Park and cared for by the US National Park Service. Hiking trails, exploration of ruins, lovely beaches - both cared for by the NPS and more secluded off road ones - abound.

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday villa in Hart Bay, St John

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
SUMMER 2014, Dble Occup Only
24 May 2014 - 21 Nov 2014
7 night minimum stay
$3,335
for 7 nights
$3,335
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $31 per night, per additional guest
 
THANKSGIVING 2014
22 Nov 2014 - 28 Nov 2014
7 night minimum stay
$4,215
 
 
WINTER 2014;Dble Occ Only
29 Nov 2014 - 10 Dec 2014
7 night minimum stay
$3,335
for 7 nights
$3,335
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $31 per night, per additional guest
 
EARLY HI SEASON, 2015
4 Jan 2015 - 13 Feb 2015
7 night minimum stay
$6,415
for 7 nights
$6,415
 
 
PRESIDENTS WEEK 2015
14 Feb 2015 - 20 Feb 2015
7 night minimum stay
$6,855
 
 
LATE HI SEASON 2015
21 Feb 2015 - 10 Apr 2015
7 night minimum stay
$6,415
for 7 nights
$6,415
 
 
SUMMER 2015:Dbl Occup only
11 Apr 2015 - 20 Nov 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,335
for 7 nights
$3,335
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $31 per night, per additional guest
 
THANKSGIVING 2015
21 Nov 2015 - 27 Nov 2015
7 night minimum stay
$4,215
 
 
WINTER 2015; Dbl Occup Only
28 Nov 2015 - 18 Dec 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,335
for 7 nights
$3,335
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $31 per night, per additional guest
 
HOLIDAY SEASON 2015
19 Dec 2015 - 2 Jan 2016
7 night minimum stay
$7,130
for 7 nights
$7,130
 

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Waiver Fee $35
Rates subject to change until confirmed.
Non-refundable $500 confirmation fee collected at reservation & credited to the first payment.
1rst payment:50% of the rental fee; due 7 days after receipt of documents
2nd payment: 2nd 50% of rental fee + VI Hotel Tax + $35 damage waiver fee, due 8 wks before arrival
Sat - Sat stay unless limited by availability. See our website for detailed terms.
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes *Low season quotes here, for 3&5 pers, inaccurate. Low Season Rates based on per bdrm/dbl occup. to make Villa more affordable in low season. Contact us or visit andantebythesea.com for accurate lo-season quotes
*Stays over 7 days either begin or end on Saturday.
*Saturday to Saturday stays and 7 day minimum may be waived based on availability;
*Discounts may be available, please contact us.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Hart Bay in St John

Property Type:
  • villa
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Parking
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Safe
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Toaster ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Catering Available ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , en suite
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , en suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , en suite
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , King converts to twins.+ Room for small child with parents
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , King converts to twins.+ Room for small child with parents
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bdrm with a King;can also accommodate a small child
Entertainment:
  • CD Player ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Games
  • Books ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Radio
  • Books for Adults
  • Games for Kids
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
Outside:
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • nude beach
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • reefs
  • ruins
  • marina
  • pond
  • rain forests
Leisure Activities:
  • shelling
  • miniature golf
  • boating
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
  • hospital
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • paragliding
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
Notes:
Stupendous 270-degree sunrise-sunset views, 2 Phonelines, A/C in bdrms, Satellite TV/70 channels Satradio, Multi-zoned Stereopiped to greatroom, Master bdrm, decks and pool, CD-Cassette Player, Extensive CD/casette collection, Extensive library, Full Gourmet Kitchen with 'Steaming Hot' water dispenser, Coffee Grinder/maker, Blender, Cappuccino Maker, Bread Maker, Food Processor, Icecream maker, Brand new appliances, side-by-side fridge/fr, Ceramic Cooktop stove/convection oven, All Cooking Utensils, spices, Stainless Steel Gas Grill (BBQ)for those perfect, 'No muss, No fuss' dinners under the stars, Indoor dining room/Outdoor trellised dining area, Linens, Private Hot Tub and Pool, Outdoor shower, Private decks off each bedroom, Lower level covered patio with hammock and breezes to die for!! Hike down a Path that winds down to secluded Sand, pebble and coral Beach with the best snorkeling on the island, Fax, Printer, Dedicated FAX/Computer line
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