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

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Special Offer: ESCAPE THE COLD WITH A LAST MINUTE SPECIAL IN PARADISE 8 December - 17 January

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Rendezvous 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:
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Marilyn Or Rich (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2000
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About Marilyn Or Rich

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

Why Marilyn Or Rich chose Rendezvous Bay

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.

What makes this villa unique

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.

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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Andante by the Sea, 3 bdrm, 3 bath, Oceanfront on Hart Bay with Stupendous Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
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Andante by the Sea, 3 bdrm, 3 bath, Oceanfront on Hart Bay with Stupendous Views
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Rendezvous 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: Dec 2006
  • Source: 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
Rendezvous Bay St John
Rhinebeck, NY
5

Andante By The Sea

  • 5 out of 5
Andante by The Sea is a beautifully situated and well maintained villa. The view from the south facing rear decks is extraordinary. Full sunrise and sunset views, overlooking a tranquil bay, with some of the best snorkeling on the island. We used the pool and hot tub every night, while gazing at the stars and the beautiful lights of St. Thomas. The bedrooms are air conditioned, which we actually needed a couple of nights, when the usual easterly breezes died down. Access to Cruz Bay and the beaches is an easy (and fun) drive from the villa.
The property managers, John and Denise, were a great help in familiarizing us with navigating Cruz Bay, places to visit and eat, and showing us the general house operations.
This beautiful home had all the amenities and extras we could have wanted in a vacation villa. We are saving up to re-visit Andante in the near future.
  • Review Submitted: 14-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your lovely comments. We are delighted that your time at Andante was enjoyable and memorable! The most gratifying part of this endeavor is knowing that our guests have had an experience that was relaxing, rejuvenating and truly like coming to your own home on St. John. We love to hear that our guests would like to return to St. John and Andante in the future. We truly appreciate your feedback and hope that you will choose Andante when you return to St. John. 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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Rendezvous Bay St John
5

Amazing views and a great place to stay

  • 5 out of 5
We stayed at Andante for a week in August 2014 and had a wonderful time. Amazing views from all rooms and the double tiered deck. The home was incredibly well stocked - everything from the kitchen to snorkeling equipment, beach chairs and coolers. The Villa was one of the major reasons why we had a wonderful family vacation with our daughters aged 22, 20 and 18.
  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so grateful for your kind feedback. Nothing gives us more pleasure than knowing that our guests have had a fantastic stay at Andante, and that it really did feel like your home away from home in St. John. We truly hope that, on your next trip to St. John, you will return to Andante once again. Many, many thanks. Marilyn & Rich
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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
Rendezvous 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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Rendezvous 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: Jun 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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Rendezvous 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

Location

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
St. Thomas
Nearest Barpub
0.75 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
St John - St. Thomas Ferry
Nearest Restaurant
0.75 Miles
Westin Hotel - 0.3 miles; Cruz Bay
Nearest Beach
60 Metres
Hart Bay Beach
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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From $3,335 Weekly

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

Special Offer: ESCAPE THE COLD WITH A LAST MINUTE SPECIAL IN PARADISE

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Dates 08-Dec-2014 to 17-Jan-2015

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LAST MINUTE JANUARY SPECIAL
10 Jan 2015 - 16 Jan 2015
7 night minimum stay
$4,215
for 7 nights
$4,215
 
 
Winter Hi-Season
17 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
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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1rst payment:50% of the rental fee; due 7 days after receipt of documents
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Rendezvous Bay in St John

Property Type:
  • villa
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , en suite
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , en suite
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , en suite
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , King converts to twins.+ Room for small child with parents
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , King converts to twins.+ Room for small child with parents
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master bdrm with a King;can also accommodate a small child
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
Communication / Internet:
  • Fax
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
Suitability:
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
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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