Villa, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 3 - Full, 2 - 1/2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)
About Property Manager
Building Andara in 2010 fulfilled a lifelong dream of owning a home on a Caribbean island. We have been traveling to St. John for the past 25+ years and have made an annual tradition of traveling with extended family. We love to scuba dive, hike, snorkel, and chillax! There is no place better to decompress than St. John, being 2/3 National Park with some of the most gorgeous beaches in our own backyard. We hope you love STJ as much as we do & are happy to share Andara!
Property Manager purchased this Villa in 2010
Why Property Manager chose Estate Hansen Bay
The sweeping north shore panoramic views across to Tortola & the BVIs, watching vessels from sailing yachts to majestic private yachts cruise down the Sir Francis Drake Channel will relax even the most stressed out mainland traveler! The breezes, bananaquits (island birds), humming birds, serenity of the East End called us to this piece of paradise.
What makes this Villa unique
Andara is in close proximity to the laid back vibe of Coral Bay and it's unique variety of restaurants, shops, and grocery stores. After a day of exploring or lounging at one of the nearby beaches Andara is a peaceful oasis to return to at the end of the day!
Pool / Spa
No smoking - No smoking inside or outside of the villaNo smoking inside or outside of the villa
Max guests: 8 - Three bedrooms with 1 pullout couchThree bedrooms with 1 pullout couch
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
Absolutely beautiful. The views are incredible. We will miss waking up to this every morning
Family of Eight at Andara
The property itself is amazing and exactly as depicted in the pictures. The views are incredibly beautiful. There were a few hiccups with checking in. We waited over an hour for someone to meet us. We were told a few things about the house that were not true. They knew we were a party of 8 and actually said to me thanks for telling us so that we can set up the downstairs pullout for you. Not only was that not done there were no extra sheets or even a throw blanket in the house. We had to use beach towels for blankets! BTW, The pullout is extremely thin and very uncomfortable. There were only 6 shower and beach towels. Upon asking for more towels, sheets, blankets, etc. they sent more of everything but told us there are no blankets and would have to order some and would take 3 to 5 days. It wasn’t cold but for a house of this caliber, sleeping with towels for blankets doesn’t cut it. Also, a few newer frying pans could be used.
We had a private chef come to the house. He was appalled that we had to use plastic wine glasses. He said had he known, he would have brought us some. Again, a house of this caliber and price range……………
Would we stay here again, yes but would be sure to only have 6 people. I hope this review is available to the owner so maybe he can talk to management company about a few things.
Luxurious, Peaceful Retreat
Firstly, I want to thank the owner, Andy, for being incredibly helpful - not only in the booking process, but was also quick to answer our email questions when applicable. The home is impeccably designed, comfortable, and well thought-out, not to mention beautifully appointed. We were looking for a very relaxing vacation with downtime, spectacular views, and wonderful outdoor spaces - and this property offered exactly what we were hoping for! We had the foresight to pick up groceries over on St. Thomas (less expensive and more options) before taking the ferry over to St. John. A four-wheel drive vehicle is nearly mandatory to navigate the island - and the driveway :) By the way - despite what you may be told, don't back down the driveway. It is very daunting at first, but is easily mastered. Coral Bay (about 15 mins drive) offers a couple simple, beachy restaurants/bars and a small grocery store for necessities. We made the majority of our meals at the property. The kitchen is very well-stocked with every amenity you may need. When looking for this type of vacation in future, Villa Andara will be our first choice. Thank you, Andy & Dara, for sharing your amazing home!
Dean & Gwen
We are so delighted that you enjoyed Andara & St. John as much as we do! We look forward to welcoming you back soon!
Spectacular Villa with Subtle Surprises
Beautiful home with a great view. Definitely high end house in every detail. Extremely well furnished and maintained. A special place.
The surprises that surfaced after being here a couple of days should be considered. The house is nestled into the side of a mountain so there is a very steep driveway and stairway. We expected this but progressively realized that the villa is facing due north and the outdoor living area is almost always in the shade of the mountain. This contributes to a darkness inside the house that's difficult to overcome with the installed lighting.
Another surprise was the Tortola garbage incinerator directly across the Channel. There's usually a good breeze so it was not an issue for most days but when the wind calmed and they burned there was a very unpleasant odor and requiring us to button up.
We are so happy that you enjoyed our home! We put our heart into the entire process of designing and building Andara and are always happy when our guests get to experience a little of our adventure.
Because of way the villa is set on the mountain facing north to take in the views of Tortola and Jost Van Dyke there are seasonal differences in the amount of sun that the villa receives.
We are sorry to hear that you experienced issues with the Tortola incinerator. Unfortunately, the facility had been damaged in Hurricane Irma and they were experiencing flare up fires at the facility in January. This has intermittently caused air issues across St. John from the East End to Cruz Bay. They are in the process of repairing the facility as well as installing a scrubber to mitigate these issues in the future.
Thank you for your time and feedback. We are always looking for ways to enhance the experience of our guests.
Nice home, very quite and peaceful stay. If you don't mind the drive to the east end and some of the rough edges on that end of the island. Home is as advertised.
We are happy that you enjoyed the peace and quiet of our home, Andara. We built Andara on the remote side of St. John to get away from the bustle of town. We love to sit and enjoy the quiet while watching the boats sailing down the Sir Francis Drake channel .
Andara is AMAZING!
Our short story, everything was perfect! We are experienced travelers, with high expectations, for amazing family vacations. We got it! The communication/service/facilitation was spot on, and the location, and house, are literally to die for. The house has an insanely incredible feel, and flow, with great furnishings and amenities, and with perfect upkeep. Everything (the house, the grounds, the pool/whirlpool, outdoor showers, patios, bar, grill) were exactly as they should be…clean, working, and enabling a great and memorable experience.
We are so happy that you enjoyed your vacation at our home! We built Andara as a reflection of our love of St. John and are truly grateful that you were able to experience a little piece of that love! Hope to see you again soon!