A path from the house to the water provides access to swimming, snorkeling or fishing on the south side of St. John. The house is on one acre, and is part of the Boatman Point Association with its own private rubble beach (3 minute walk). Just a 10 minute nature walk you will find yourself at sandy Hart Bay Beach, perfect for a swim, snorkel or simply shell hunting along the waters edge.
Bring your Wi-Fi capable laptop and surf from anywhere at Acqua Blu.
The fully equipped modern kitchen contains all your major and minor appliances for the gourmet chef. 2 dishwashers, a gas oven, a Miele electric oven, 5 burner gas cook top, convection microwave, ice maker, beverage cooer & electric ice cream machine for any frozen concoctions you might desire. The kitchen has its own sound system, CD player. The washer & dryer are in a separate room off the kitchen with a built in ironing station.
There is also a 48" hand carved teak table: a perfect hideaway for lunch or breakfast.
The expansive Great Room is 36' X 40" with soaring 24' ceilings with Terrazzo marble flooring. A Steinway Piano is waiting for the musician vacationer, to create beautiful music for all to enjoy. The formal dining area features a mahogany dining table with seating for up to 12 guests. The Media Room with Day Bed will comfortably sleep a teenager or young adult increasing the villa capacity to 9 guests. . Air conditioning, flat panel LCD TV with Cable, DVD, VCR , CD and surround sound Stereo System are all available for your viewing and listening pleasure. A Sony computer complete with a fax, copier and scanner for those who need to check emails or surf the web.
Each bedroom is uniquely themed, and has magnificent views, its own porch or a balcony. All four bedrooms have king beds, quiet, split air conditioners, with ceiling fans and views to the Caribbean Seas.
The St. Thomas Suite is located just beyond the living room area with inside access. This suite boasts clean, modern lines, the plushest King bed in the house, mahogany end tables, and a unique hand woven round Mojave chaise lounge with several throw pillows offers a unique comfort retreat. With an exciting teak Balinese mirror and Indian cart dresser on wheels, the room suggests an Oriental flair. Ten foot high walls are capped with a beamed cypress ceiling that rises to sixteen feet. This suite features a large closet with build in shelving for all your island attire. A glass French door leads out to your balcony with a quiet sitting area to soak up the sun or the vast ocean view. The white tiled bath with blue mosaic tile inserts features a glass indoor shower with a poured concrete bench and lovely vessel sink. In the evening, you can view the twinkling lights of St. Thomas, Hart Bay and south to St. Croix.
The Master Suite, located just off the great room with its rare hardwood flooring, hand carved, king sized, mahogany poster bed and golden silk coverlet, is quietly classy. Windows on three sides, ten foot walls, sixteen foot ceiling and sliding glass doors which take you out to your own private porch. Gaze out to the magnificent view of the southernmost tip of St. John with the lovely sunrise behind it, or the magnificent sea view to St. Croix which can be enjoyed from the porch or the outdoor shower. A spacious closet, large bathroom with his and hers wash basins on an incredible polished cast concrete bench. The mahogany inlaid trim, sets it apart from the ordinary. A bath in the hand made Japanese soak tub is a lovely way to end your day in paradise.
The Plantation Suite is private, private, private. It has its own separate entrance from the pool and the front porch, ten (10) foot ceilings and incredible views of Hart Bay and St. Croix. Furnished in traditional West Indian Style, the king sleigh bed is leather lined for the comfort of those late night readers. The hand carved tea cart adds charm and the relaxing plantation chair adds comfort. The indoor glass encased shower overlooks jasmine bushes (oh the fragrance!) and the cast concrete bench holds its own white vessel sink.
Romance is in the air when you enter the lovely Ram's Head Suite. Take in the sweeping view of the vast Caribbean sea, south to St. Croix or to east to Ram's Head. The charming, hand carved mahogany 4 poster king bed with its draped soft netting and the shell inlaid island walls of the walkway to the gardens. The private covered porch, with steps to the garden walkway, looks out to the sea. The armoire, caned club chair with mahogany side table, floor lamp and old fashioned full length mirror add quaint elegance to the ambiance. The bath has a mahogany hand made sink, and the outdoor shower is graced by desert rose and crimson bougainvillea bushes. Accessed from a colorful spiral staircase from above, the room is directly next to the coco stick bar and lounge area.
The swimming pool is 35' X 11' with a shallow end of 4 ft and a deep end of 10ft, plenty of space for all to enjoy.
There are 7 porches and patios throughout the house, two with outdoor teak tables, perfect for al fresco get togethers.
A Twin Day Bed in living room is suitable for teenager or young adult.
Can't thank you enough for helping us get over there and to the Villa so late at night. I know that was not something you had to do and we all are grateful for your help. The first morning there (Sun.) Tom and I awoke to the most beautiful view we have ever had at a home while staying there . All of my family found it breathtaking. As we explored acqua Blu we just fell totally in love with it and everything around it. Tom and I have been coming over for 7 to 10 days each year for 9 years now. It was however the first time for our children and grandchildren. Little Taylor and aaron , our grandbabies, I know they are not really babies at 10 yrs., but to us they will always be ...just absolutely lived in that pool when they couldn't be at the beach. I never thought of a pool being a "needed" thing until this time. They actually learned how to snorkel in one day in that pool before trying it out in the beautiful sea. We had family dinners at that enormous table almost every night. I always had the pleasure of wiping it down afterwards...have to tell you...I was tired by the time I made it all the way around ! I wish I could be cleaning it down tonight though. We all agreed that we have never slept as soundly as we did in the beds there. Ours was the St. Thomas room and it was wonderful. I hope we didn't leave it in too much of a mess for your housekeeper. We tried hard to do as much as we could to tidy things up before leaving, but honestly we didn't want to leave and let anyone else come in and take our place. The entire family has all agreed that if we get to come back together next summer...7 days is going to have to become 10 days !! This is an amazing Villa with plenty of room for 2 to 10 and everyone have all the privacy they need. Roads to Villa are all paved and concrete with enough parking to easily put 4 vehicles. The area is so safe and secure feeling that you never feel concerned. Short walk to a beach for limin' all day.
This is the third property we've rented on St. John, and this house far outshines the others. It is simply perfect. The views, the breezes, the comfortable furniture, the gorgeous pool and to top it all off, the ability to hop down the stairs to the wine room and pick out a great bottle to have with dinner. It was actually difficult to tear ourselves away from the house each day in order to enjoy the rest of the island. We will try very very hard to schedule our trips around the availability of this house, as anything else could only disappoint us after this experience. As my sometimes difficult-to-please teenage daughter put it, "this is like a movie star vacation." Our "BEST vacation ever."
We are a huge fans of St. John and have visited annually for the last seven years. Of all the places we have stayed during our visits, Acqua blu was our favorite, hands down! We have young children, and it was the most accommodating that we have found. Wonderful views, awesome kitchen, relaxing spots everywhere you turn, and very private location made it our most enjoyable stay yet!