Altagracia boasts an enormous great room and an adjacent entertainment room which combine rattan furnishings, handmade hardwood cabinetry and Mexican tile floors to produce a warm and inviting setting for all your indoor activities. The fully equipped kitchen is set off from the great room by a striking wood topped island with plenty of barstools for informal dining.
This roomy villa offers sleeping arrangements that can accommodate up to ten extended family members or four couples. The oversized master suite has a king size bed and unique bath with bidet and a room-sized double shower. Three other bedrooms - one on the main level with private bath and two on the lower level, each with their own bath - have two full size double beds in each room. All four bedrooms also provide air conditioned comfort.
Outdoors, the wide covered verandahs or the sunny pool deck will beckon you to relax and enjoy the view. There's plenty of comfortable dining and lounging furniture - just the perfect spot to watch the dazzling day time panorama, the awesome colors of the sunset, or the twinkling lights of St. Thomas at night.
ALTAGRACIA, with plenty of indoor and outdoor space, is ideal for large groups, but the imaginative floor plan also provides the perfect setting for a couple looking for an exotic, romantic getaway.
There were six of us on this trip and altagracia was wonderful. We had good views, nice breezes, and the villa was very comfortable. Was close to town and beaches. We all enjoyed the pool. There was space for all to be together, but areas for privacy as well. We spent most of the time on the wonderful decks. We could see for miles!! The owners did a wonderful job on the remodel. We had a chance to see it during the work in October 2011 and the end result. If you want a outstanding view, great pool, and a superb villa for the price, then altagracia is the one. The staff, especially Jason were very helpful with anything we needed. Would not hesitate to come back to altagracia in a heartbeat.
This was our third year coming to St. John, and by far this was my favorite rental. We have stayed in more luxurious villas, but this one was ideal for a family with children. It is comfortable and clean (not 100% perfect, but clean), and feels like a real, lived-in home. Plenty of everything you need in the kitchen and bathrooms -- small sample sizes of soap and shampoo are provided, but not enough for a long stay so you'll need to buy or bring some. What was most fantastic is the location. You can literally walk to town in less than 15 minutes, but you're still on a quiet street and not on top of your neighbors. Last year we stayed in Fish Bay, which was beautiful, but it was a very long drive on insanely curvy and steep roads. The drive from altagracia to town is 5 minutes, and to north shore beaches is 10-20 minutes. Oh, and I should mention that this villa has large living spaces -- two living rooms and a big open kitchen -- so there is truly plenty of room for everyone. Even the pool is big by St. John standards. If you don't need the ultimate fancy villa but want a comfortable and roomy place for you and your kids, this is the one!
This was my sixth time on St. John and my 3rd time staying at Altagracia. This home is beautifully maintained and I'm convinced there isn't a better view on the island. All my companions but one were first time visitors to St. John and they all have told me it was one of the best vacations they ever had and already want to return to Altagracia. Thank you to the owners for sharing their lovely home and for making our arrival and stay so comfortable. I will be back and cannot wait!!!
We rented this home for three families to stay in while we were in St John for our daughters wedding. Our party consisted of 7 adults and four children ages 6 and 8. It was perfect for us we loved the privacy of the different levels and rooms with their own baths. The big open floor plan and two decks with outstanding views gave us many options to spread out and relax. The pool was wonderful, as were the well kept little gardens around it. For us bird lovers we had tropical bird visitors. It was close enough to the town to be convenient also but far enough to feel secluded and quiet. The kitchen was well equipped and we even found a few staples in the pantry. The furnishings were casual and comfortable. We would stay there again for sure!
We stayed at altagracia for the second time in late February. Last year, the old deck wood seemed pretty rough and worn and now they have replaced it all with really nice smooth wood, which we appreciated. They are also building a big outdoor kitchen. I don't think we'd ever use the outdoor kitchen so I hope the rates won't be going up. Another big improvement was that they cut a lot of the foliage that was blocking the ocean views from the pool area. It is still private, but now you can see the water from the pool deck and the pool gets a lot more sun (they are working on a shaded pergola, which is definitely needed). We found we used the pool much more because of these improvements. The master bedroom/bath is really nice with curtains to block the afternoon sun (something a lot of houses don't have for some reason). We did find the bedroom aC unit was making a strange whining sound that kept us awake so we were unable to use it at night. It did not do this last year so I think it just needs maintenance. We didn't ask for maintenance while we were there. This house also has a very convenient location.