Photos and Description of this 9 bedroom holiday villa in Great Cruz Bay
9 Bedrooms, 9 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom, Sleeps 18.
Villa MAS ALA is waterfront on Great Cruz Bay, boasting probably what is the largest private pool on St. John. The expansive fully air-conditioned two-story Main Villa features seven bedroom/bath suites and a beautifully-proportioned Great Room graced with high arched windows and artistic stonework crafted in the classic St. John style.
White slip covered sink-into sofas and chairs are grouped around the Great Room to accommodate a large party, and a mahogany dining table for 14. Adjoining the Great Room, on the other side of foyer, is the large gourmet kitchen with a Viking range, a center island, lots of countertop space for several cooks, and a convenient pass-through window to the outdoor poolside dining area. The kitchen area also offers a wet bar with a beverage cooler and ice machine; behind that is a powder room looking into a walled garden. Beyond the spacious kitchen is the blue family room with a large flat-screen TV and a table for cards or games. French doors lead out to patios and pool. A hallway leads to two king bedroom/bath suites, both of which offer generous ensuite baths and screened french doors opening outside to small covered patios and to the pool beyond.
Five more air-conditioned bedroom/suites overlook the pool and Great Cruz Bay upstairs. These suites all enjoy central air-conditioning, large ensuite baths tiled in charming designs, and via screened french doors, and each has its own balcony. One of these five upstairs suites is the master suite, with a king four-poster bed, a private roofed patio with seating, and a spacious bath. The master bath features a double vanity, a separate WC with a bidet, double shower clad in glass tile and travertine. The other four suites have romantic four-poster king beds and ensuite baths. Two of these suites have a connecting door between them, perfect for parents who wish to be near their children. At the top of one staircase is an alcove with a desk with a printer and a two-twin trundle bed for children under 16 years.
Outside the shaded poolside terrace, furnished with plush upholstered seating, this expansive outdoor living area has two gas grills, a ping-pong table, and a deck lined with cushioned chaise lounges for sun worshippers. The pool has a four-inch deep shallow shelf, perfect for sun loungers and for small children, a waterfall, and is bordered on the ocean side with a "beach," a strip of white sand set with more chaise lounges and a stone fire pit. The pool also features a swim-up bar with underwater bar stools at the pool cabana, a wonderful poolside entertainment pavilion with large-screen cable TV and DVD player, plus a wet bar with icemaker, beverage cooler and dishwasher. The pool cabana also has a handy powder room and outside shower.
The cottage, offers a secluded fully-air-conditioned apartment suite, complete with a full kitchen, a bedroom with two queen beds and bath, a double-twin trundle bed in the living area for children under 16 years old, and a porch. The estate's ninth bedroom is on the ground level; it's a cozy and simple air-conditioned with a bath with two twin beds.
Villa MAS ALA is also referred to as A La Mer.
- non smoking only