In the west pavilion, on Great Turtle's main level, are the elegant living and dining areas, the fully-equipped kitchen, laundry closet and a powder room. Screened mahogany french doors open out from the kitchen and living areas to a scenic verandah set with comfortable wicker rocking chairs for reading, cocktails and conversation, or for enjoying the cool tradewinds and the mesmerizing wide-angled vistas of sky, sea and islands.
This verandah connects to the main level's second pavilion, separated for excellent privacy by a large palm tree, and to its air-conditioned Yellow Suite, a high-ceilinged king bedroom/bath suite. You'll awake on top of the world to St. John's inspiring natural beauty, seen right from your king bed through the french doors.
A staircase leads from this verandah down to Great Turtle's pool level and to three more air-conditioned bedroom/bath suites, the office, and to a lush tropical rock garden which separates the villa's two poolside pavilions.
The pool features ingenious safety gates, which easily swing open or closed. Nearest the pool and garden is one pavilion offering the Green Suite, an air-conditioned queen bedroom with an ensuite bath - when you awake, a few steps will take you from your bed right to the pool for a morning swim - what a way to start another beautiful day in paradise!
On the other side of the gardens and pool is Great Turtle's other poolside wing, which has a large covered deck for shady relaxation bordered by two more bedroom/bath suites with air-conditioning:The Blue Suite with a king bed (or two twin beds, if you prefer), and the queen Pink Suite.
A lazy hammock hangs right outside on the verandah, and a convenient home office (equipped with a high-speed internet line with Wi-Fi for your laptop, printer, fax machine, and a handy mini-fridge and coffeemaker), is located between the Blue and Pink Suites, providing guests excellent seclusion.
Great Turtle Villa has been lovingly furnished and equipped, featuring original Caribbean art and an inviting mix of antiques and tropical furnishings.
But it's that spellbinding, long-distance panorama which you'll remember, that wonderful expanse of greens and blues along a horizon dotted with palm trees, passing yachts and small cays, and that sublime peace and privacy at Great Turtle Villa - these will beckon you back again and again to this charming island hideaway.
Although Great Turtle Villa's mid-island location gives you closer access to the island's beautiful North Shore beaches, you'll also enjoy nearby Coral Bay, the quieter, funky side of St. John, featuring notable waterfront eateries and bars like Skinny Legs, Aqua Bistro and Donkey Diner.
a guest from Austin, TX recommends this vacation rental The East End of the island is nice. We have stayed on the north and the west previously. Because of the direction (east)the house faces, the pool water is not particularly warm so we didn't use it. The view is beautiful and peaceful which is probably the best part of renting this house. The AC in the bedrooms worked fair. The bathrooms were nicely appointed. The kitchen was well furnished. The security gate was a nice feature as well. There was alot of emphasis on water saving conservation which made us a bit nervous we might run out of water, but we didn't! We would recommend this property if you want to stay on the east side of the island.
a guest from Logan, OH recommends this vacation rental Great views and the pool was fabulous as it got sun all day long!
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Lyn C from Warren, RI recommends this vacation rental The views from Green Turtle are incredible! The villa has plenty of comfortable "together space" combined with four comfortable bedrooms - each with private bath. The kitchen was a joy! We loved preparing meals together!!