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Leeward St John - Newly remodelled premier accommodation.

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedroom, A/C throughout, enviable south shore location

- Southerly aspect

- Secluded neighborhood

- 8 minute drive to Cruz Bay

- Recently remodeled

- 47 ft infinity pool

- Outdoor pavilion and bar

- A/C throughout

- Wi-Fi throughout

- Four king sized beds

- All bedrooms are ensuite

- On-island property manager

- Long history of repeat guests

- Spacious modern kitchen

- Outstanding views of Rendezvous Bay

- Access to private neighborhood beach

- Environmentally conscious solar field

LEEWARD ST JOHN is a luxury modern villa beautifully situated on the South shore of St. John. Overlooking the tranquil Rendezvous Bay, the house is only an 8 minute drive from Cruz Bay town centre making this the perfect location for your stay in St. John.

Leeward is positioned to capture some of the best views on the island, with all rooms and the deck enjoying fantastic vistas of the south shore of St. John, the Caribbean Sea and St. Croix 40 miles away.

An arched entranceway with an impressive 9 ft solid mahogany door leads you to the spacious kitchen and indoor dining area, with vaulted ceilings and full height windows allowing you to drink in the breathtaking Rendezvous Bay below. With Thermador appliances, breakfast bar and Subzero wine fridge, the kitchen is fully equipped for even the most discerning chef's needs.

The views continue from the vaulted Great Room, which with comfortable seating and 60 inch TV provides the perfect space for relaxing indoors. From here, French doors open onto the expansive coral stone deck. Within the outdoor Pavilion is a shaded seating area as well as a bar and grill, whilst the deck has space for plenty of sun loungers. The south facing aspect ensures you can enjoy the Caribbean sun long into the late afternoon.

The best vistas are perhaps enjoyed from within the inviting 47 ft infinity edge pool, which steps from 4ft to 6 ft in depth, and appears to join the ocean below.

Leeward's four bedrooms are furnished with king sized beds and 42 inch TVs. All are ensuite, which are beautifully tiled and fitted with rain shower heads. The two upper floor bedrooms have covered balconies which create the perfect spot for your morning coffee or a moment of solitude looking out over the bay.

The house has A/C throughout with numerous ceiling fans ensuring comfortable temperatures.

We are environmentally conscious at Leeward, and a large array of solar panels are fitted out of sight beneath the house. Rain water and grey water is captured and used to water the luscious garden, in which we take pride. Power outages do occasionally occur in the USVI, so the house is equipped with state of the art battery back up power.

In summary, Leeward is a beautiful family house with well crafted details and upscale furnishings to ensure your vacation is a memorable one. We and numerous returning guests have enjoyed Leeward for 16 years, and with the recent remodelling we are extremely confident that it will continue to provide premium accommodation for those visiting St. John.

More Details

Property Manager
Howard and Lee Ann Jones
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 July, 2017

About Howard and Lee Ann Jones

We first traveled to St. John in 1994, with two very young children in tow, desperate to escape the London winter blues. Earlier in our marriage we'd travelled to a number of Caribbean islands, but the beauty of St. John was just awe inspiring. On that very first visit we purchased land, beginning a long and wonderful association with the Island of St. John. Leeward St John was completed in 1999.

As our family grew and aged, the one constant in all our lives was Leeward. In their early years, the children spent time in the shallows of Maho Bay, playing and learning to snorkel, but also accompanied us on hikes and more adventurous outings as their confidence grew. Now we do all that, but can also throw in an hour at the Beach Bar or Woodys!

Leeward has provided countless memories as the family has grown up. The London winters are still dreary, and we escape frequently to St. John. The lure of the island is strong, and even after 20+ years there is a rush of anticipation as we prepare for another visit.

In 2015 we decided that it was time to extensively upgrade the house. We sought the expertise of well respected local architect Michael Milne, which has resulted in the breathtaking incarnation of Leeward you see today.

It is a gorgeous island, and a beautiful house from which to enjoy it. Our family has done so, and judging by the number of repeat guests at Leeward, some stretching back over 12 years, many others have done so to.

We prefer to call guests 'Friends of Leeward' as opposed to 'Visitors'. We do hope you'll find time to visit St. John, and if your travel plans incorporate another villa, that is fine too. Enjoy the natural beauty of St. John. We know you'll be back.

Why Howard and Lee Ann Jones chose Cruz Bay

The South shore of St John is a popular destination for visitors. Rendezvous Bay is the most beautiful of the residential areas on the south shore, and Klein Bay is a charming and picturesque community within Rendezvous.

We were fortunate to buy this plot long before the real estate boom. It is a choice lot, high enough to benefit from the gentle trade breeze, but low enough to feel as if you can step off the deck in to the ocean. The house faces due south making the pool and deck a favoured place. Enjoying an early morning coffee on the deck overlooking Ditleff Point, lounging on the pool side furniture soaking up the sun shine, laying on a pool float listening to music from the outdoor speakers, or having a late afternoon cocktail are all options you'll want to consider. And the night sky is a a joy to behold.

The house itself benefits from high quality finishings. Yet it is not pretentious. Maintenance and cleanliness are high on the agenda, so you can relax in comfort. A/C and copious ceiling fans throughout the property keep it cool. There are stunning views from every aspect.

We're a pretty active family, and after a day out on the latest adventure, nothing beats coming back to Leeward, firing up the BBQ, and sipping a cold beer or a rum cocktail whilst looking out over the ocean.

No Caribbean property is complete without a garden and we take pride in the gardens at Leeward. It can be challenging at times, but there is a good array of mature palms and shrubs, fruit trees including mango, banana, coconut, star fruit and lime. I like to rise early and wander about the garden watching the humming birds feed and marvel at the colours of the foliage and tropical flowers.

Leeward is a well maintained upmarket, family house with beautiful furnishings. Its views are unsurpassed, with many guests enjoying fabulous memories of the house. I feel confident you will too.

What makes this villa unique

- Southerly aspect

- Secluded neighborhood

- 8 minute drive to Cruz Bay

- Recently remodeled

- Infinity pool

- A/C throughout

- Wi-Fi throughout

- All king sized beds

- All bedrooms are ensuite

- On-island property manager

- Long history of repeat guests

- Spacious modern kitchen

- Outstanding views of Rendezvous Bay

- Access to private neighborhood beach


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Rendezvous & Ditleff in Estate Rendezvous and Ditlef

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Off of living room
  • 4.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master bed and ensuite bathroom. Balcony.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Upstairs guest bedroom with ensuite bathroom. Balcony
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Downstairs bedroom and ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Downstairs bedroom and ensuite bathroom.
  • King size beds (4), all ensuite
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming


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Leeward St John - Newly remodelled premier accommodation.
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
Shaftsbury, Vermont

Perfect stay in Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, together with another couple, had an absolutely perfect stay at Leeward St. John Villa. It surpassed our high expectations - in fact, the glorious photos of this property do not adequately capture the allure and tranquility of the location and view. The home is luxuriously outfitted - our every need was met beautifully. From the huge chef's kitchen to the four king bedrooms with beautiful ensuite baths, to the most perfect infinity pool overlooking the spectacular south facing vista of Rendezvous Bay (and St. Croix beyond), we couldn't have found a more perfect spot to "leave the world behind". Every room has a beautiful ocean view. Thank you, Howard and Lee Ann, for outfitting your home with everything we could possibly have needed - beach towels, beach chairs, gas grill, floats, tasty treats upon arrival, and the list goes on and on. We so enjoyed reading the many journal entries of previous guests who have had the privilege of staying in this beautiful home over the years. The tips on beaches, restaurants, suggested boat trips to neighboring islands - all helped to make our own stay perfect! This was our second visit to St. John, and our first to Leeward. But it most certainly will not be our last! This home gets our very highest recommendation!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for submitting your review of Leeward, and thank you again for such a wonderful endorsement. We do make every effort to ensure each and every guest at Leeward has a memorable week, and we do encourage everyone to leave suggestions and comments for other guests that follow. There is quite a wealth of St John experience in all the guest books at Leeward. You will be very welcome to return when the allure of St John becomes overwhelming!
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First Class Experience!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic Villa. Amazing amenities and an experience fit for a king (or queen)!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very good! Thank you.
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Louisville, KY

Perfection in every way. The view of Klein Bay and the infinity pool was phenomenal.

  • 5 of 5

We had a memorable stay at Leeward. The home is gorgeous and decorated so well. It had all the comforts of home and was large enough that you could always find a quiet spot for yourself. The gorgeous planked vaulted ceilings added to the spaciousness of the home. The house was renovated in 2014 and the bathrooms are very nice. The kitchen is well-equipped with high-end appliances and was simply stunning (loved the view of the lanai/bay as I cooked!). We would highly recommend Leeward to anyone visiting St John. The only minor drawback was the inability to see the sunset from the lanai as it faces south. You can glimpse a "bit" of it from the lanai but you will need to visit Cruz bay (maybe with a drink in hand at the Beach Bar or Rum Hut) to see the beautiful St John sunset in all its glory. This is a very minor issue with this lovely home. We can't express how much we loved waking up to gorgeous views from every window. Leeward is simply stunning and became one of our favorite "happy places".

  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review. It is greatly appreciated. We re delighted you enjoyed Leeward. Our property managers were effusive about your party. It is always a pleasure to have such guests stay. You will,be very welcome to return.
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Amityville, NY USA

Fantastic Villa, we had great presidents week vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Hello, we stayed at Leeward from Feb 19-27, 2017. It is a beautiful, very well maintained house! So clean and bright, perfect for our group. The kitchen was huge and amazing as we like to cook home many nights. The outdoor and pool area were absolutely stunning, so large and comfortable. The bedrooms and bathrooms were also bright, clean, up to date and spacious. We love the location also, so easy to get to town. The owner spent great time with me on the phone and was very knowledgeable when we were initially looking at the house. The management group on island was very pleasant and easy to work with. This was our 12 vacation on St John and we would absolutely stayed at Leeward again!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. It is always gratifying to get positive feedback from St John 'veterans' ! For those people who know the island well an endorsement is especially valued. We do appreciate the time and effort in submitting a review. Of course, you will be very welcome to return on your next trip to St John.
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Amazing Villa, amazing family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing villa Leeward is! I can honestly say, and I speak for my entire family; that our first trip to St John was without a doubt our best vacation ever! The property is absolutely gorgeous and the view from the beautiful infinity pool is breathtaking! After long day trips to the many beaches it was very refreshing to relax with a drink in the pool and watch the sunsets. Everything is provided for outings to the beach...chairs, beach towels and coolers.

The villa is beautifully appointed yet has a very "homey" feel. The kitchen is well equipped with high end appliances and all the modern amenities you could ask for! Leeward is conveniently located to Cruz Bays shops, bars and restaurants. The property managers at Carefree Getaways were extremely helpful in guiding us to the villa and making sure we knew where everything was and answering any questions we may have!

Our family is looking forward to another trip to St John and another stay at Leeward Villa. I highly recommend staying at Leeward...you will be glad you did!

Thanks Howard and Lee Ann for sharing your beautiful villa!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Vicky for such a kind review. A beautiful island, a lovely house and a good attitude guarantees a successful vacation! Sounds like you nailed it!
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Our most memorable family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

THE VIEW! THAT POOL! Everything about this Villa is absolutely amazing, but its the view and the pool that takes you away any time of the day. The house is modern, beautifully appointed and has all high end appliances and more cooking supplies than you will ever need! We were a group of 6 adults and 3 young children and the house accommodated everyone with plenty of space and more than enough outdoor seating. Our day trips to the beaches were made easy with beach chairs, beach towels, coolers and ice provided by the villa.

The location of this Villa is perfect! Set up on a hill in private residential neighborhood, our time spent at the Villa and by the pool were peaceful and relaxing. Leeward is a quick drive to Cruz Bay and all its action! Not too far from the gorgeous beaches of St. John, which we visited daily, but all roads lead us back to that amazing infinity pool! Relaxing on the floats, drinking while sitting on the in-pool bench or looking out over the infinity edge....blue water for miles disappears into the blue sky! The kids swam for hours, and even danced thanks to the incredible sound system outdoors! In the evenings we'd sip cocktails in the warm air while taking in the view of passing cruise ships! Where else can you see the sun rise and set for the same spot...just perfect!

The property management company were a pleasure to work with! They were very helpful and responsive to our questions during our planning stage and even more so once we arrived to the island. I even had several conversations with the home owner leading up to our trip and he was just as helpful! In our conversations you could tell he took such pride in the Leeward Villa! And from the moment we first stepped into the home I could see why!

We hope to be back soon and highly recommend this villa for your next vacation!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a delightful review. Leeward is in an enviable location, and we do try to ensure that all guests have a memorable stay. We have many repeat guests and understandably they don't post reviews, so it is very kind for first time visitors to do so. Of course, you will be very welcome to return .
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Rendezvous & Ditleff, St John

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
15 Apr 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £65 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving Week
18 Nov 2017 - 24 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
23 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
3 Jan 2018 - 14 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £130 per night, per additional guest
Off Season
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £61 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £65 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 12.5%

The quoted rates are based on 1-4 people. For each additional person the rates are as follows:
- High Season $150 per night pp
Refundable deposit is required by first time visitors to Leeward. I hope you understand the reasoning behind this. Everyone has always received a full refund.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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