Serenata De La Playa is a beachfront home located on the sand and pebble beach in beautiful Klein Bay, which is a small neighborhood of luxury homes on St. John's Caribbean coast. Because Serenata is the next to last villa on a road with no through traffic, there is little or no noise in this location, which creates a very peaceful setting. It’s really a perfect place for relaxing. Serenata shares the beach with other villas, but tropical landscaping and a thoughtful site plan produce a private venue. This is also a sun lover’s villa; the house faces south and is blessed with glorious sunshine from 9 am – 5 pm.
Serenata is a gorgeous three level home that was completed in the winter of 2009. It consists of a large main house, plus a 2 ½ story stone tower that overlooks the pool. The house sits as close to the beach as the law allows. You park on the second level and enter into the great room, which contains the interior living and dining areas, plus the kitchen, a powder room (half bath) and a laundry room. To the right of the great room is the main house bedroom. The stone tower is located on the left of the main house. One bedroom is on the second level, while a flight of exterior stairs leads up to the bedroom on the 3rd level. Off the front of the great room is an exceedingly comfortable lanai (an outdoor living/dining area.) From the lanai, exterior stairs lead down a half level to the pool and spacious pool deck. Exterior stairs also lead from the lanai down to the master bedroom and the twins bedroom, both of which are on the ground level.
The interior living room is even more comfortable than the photos show, with “sink into it” furniture, central a/c, a 42” flat screen TV/DVD and AM/FM stereo/CD played through Bose speakers and high speed wireless internet. The lanai is a natural extension of the living room, but it feels so different - very airy and tropical. This lanai definitely captures the essence of a classic island villa. Under the lanai’s roof, cushioned furniture seats 8 while the view through the columned arches is turquoise water and blue skies. From the lanai the only sound that you hear is the sweet music of gently breaking surf. In the great room the dining table seats 8-10, and there are 4 high back swivel armchairs at the bar/counter. The dining table on the lanai seats 6-8 and there is a breakfast/lunch table for 4-6 on the pool deck.
The attractive and well equipped kitchen has mahogany cabinets with granite counter tops, stainless steel Kitchen Aid appliances, including a side by side refrigerator and freezer with water and ice dispenser, a 4 burner gas stove and oven, double sink, microwave, dishwasher, a blender, toaster and a coffeemaker with a coffee grinder. All dishes, dinnerware, pots and pans, cooking utensils and dining linens for a party of 10 are provided.
The bedrooms of Serenata were designed to insure an excellent degree of privacy and to capture the beautiful waterfront views. From the 1st floor to the 3rd floor the bedrooms are as follows;
• Bedroom 1 - the master bedroom - 1st floor- 375 sq/ft – king bed – terra cotta patio
• Bedroom 2 - the twins bedroom - 1st floor - 200 sq/ft – twin beds – terra cotta patio
• Bedroom 3 – main house bedroom – 2nd floor – 210 sq/ft - king bed – private balcony
• Bedroom 4 – pool house bedroom – 2nd floor – 210 sq/ft - king bed – private balcony
• Bedroom 5 – pool house bedroom – 3rd floor – 210. sq/ft - king bed – private balcony
All the bedrooms are fully screened with central a/c and each has a covered balcony or deck All have a private bath with a very private stone shower with views of blue skies and blue water. Bedrooms 1, 2 and 5 are accessed by exterior tiled stairs. Bedrooms 1, 2, 4, and 5 can be accessed through the great room, or from a private gated entrance that doesn’t require entering the great house.
The pool and sun deck are amenities that will keep you and your kids glued to Serenata. There are a couple of pool features worth mentioning. First, a third of the pool is 4 feet deep and the other 2/3rds is 6-7 feet deep, providing areas for different levels of swimmers. Second, in the shallow end a bench seat runs the width of the pool, providing a terrific place to sit in the warm water and have a drink, a conversation, a contemplative moment, or a bit of each. The barbeque pit is on the pool deck