Villa LaSusa offers a magnificent ocean panorama, overlooking the sparkling turquoise waters of Cinnamon and Francis Bays with a backdrop of Tortola, BVI. To the North, Villa La Susa provides vistas of Sir Francis Drake Channel and Jost Van Dyke. Only steps away guests can enjoy the beautiful palm and sea grape lined, white sand beach of Peter Bay. Villa LaSusa, constructed in the Italian Renaissance style, offers the ultimate in luxury and tasteful appointments throughout the spacious 6 bedroom, 7 bath, 7,000 sq ft. estate.
Access to the private professionally landscaped grounds is through an elaborate stone entryway lined by palm trees leading to the two story native stone entry. A magical experience awaits. Mahogany arched windows and screened French doors provide generous light and breezes throughout and fabulous views of the lush, tropical gardens and the shimmering ocean. Polished Puerto Rican coral stone floors and stately Tuscan columns line the spacious Temple of the Winds veranda which wraps around the magnificient swimming pool, waterfalls, and inviting native stone bar area. The grounds include significant formal lawn and terraced stone garden areas framed by ballustrates as well as expansive patios for sun worshippers and outdoor entertaining. A large tiled spa with waterfall adjoins the lushly landscaped pool area. The outdoor spaces are designed to maximize the best of St. John island lifestyle, providing the ambiance for easy relaxation and reflection.
The spaciousness of the deluxe villa affords intimacy and privacy as well as multiple spaces for entertaining. Villa LaSusa was designed as a private home, a "Caribbean dream house" by the owners and architect Michael Oxman to reflect their eclectic lifestyle, varied interests, and love of entertaining. The owners personally selected every material and furnishing from around the globe. Their vision and artistry grace every facet of Villa LaSusa. The craftsmanship in Villa LaSusa is unsurpassed in the Virgin Islands. Stateside and local artisans were commissioned to fashion varying design elements. Around every corner is another interesting detail to admire.
The first step into the inviting foyer of Villa LaSusa offers stunning views of the formal columned great room featuring lighted niches of artwork and expansive vistas of Cinnamon Bay. The casually elegant but comfortable furniture invites conversation and provides the gathering place for viewing the big screen television. The latest in electronic wizardry connects guests with the real world. An extensive video and print library is available. Adjoining the great room is the spacious formal dining room with lighted mahogany china cabinets showcasing china, crystal, and serving ware. The mahogany dining room table and carved shell design chairs seat 8 comfortably. In addition to the formal dining room,there are two al fresco dining areas with wrought iron tables and a large barbeque grill. The gourmet kitchen highlighted by mahogany columns overlooks the formal dining room and gives convenient access to living and outdoor spaces. The cook or chef can easily participate in conversation with others in the dining room, while kitchen preparation and clean-up are hidden from the view of the living/ dining areas. Featuring state of the art appliances including a Marvel wine cooler, the kitchen detailed with mahogany beaded cabinetry will delight any gourmet chef. Spacious granite countertops and a large pantry provide ample space for food preparation and storage. Even the kitchen affords a grand ocean view! Mahogany cabinetry, artisan hand-forged wrought iron chandeliers, custom tiled fountains and tile work, original art work, handcrafted lighting, Dolby sound system, designer furniture and accessories are featured throughout Villa LaSusa. Large ceiling fans assisted by North Shore tropical breezes cool the living spaces. A West Indian sugar mill native stone bar with wrought iron chandelier and adjacent large free-form swimming pool serve as the focal point of Villa LaSusa. Cushioned swivel wrought iron bar stools in a palm leaf motif add comfort to savoring an afternoon poolside. The bartender has everything at hand to concoct smooth tropical drinks. The LaSusa bar complete with refrigerator, ice machine, sink and enough refreshments to go around rivals any bar in the islands for pure style and luxury.
Gigantic native stone boulders excavated from the property were crafted to form natural waterfalls flowing into the pool. North Shore breezes blow the fronds of a stately date palm tree above the pool. Tile inlays of starfish, conch, and scallop shells grace the bottom of the swimming pool. Pool seats as well as coralstone steps are perfect for lounging and admiring the breathtaking ocean views. The columned Temple of the Winds veranda, which overlooks the pool provides 3 comfortable seating areas perfect for napping, doing needlepoint, or reading a good book. Villa LaSusa exudes pure relaxation and enjoyment. Guests may have difficulty leaving the paradise of Villa LaSusa's Temple of the Winds veranda and pool area to partake in St. John's other alluring charms.
Villa LaSusa's five air conditioned queen and king-sized bedroom suites are all beautifully designed yet different, each offering its own special charm and azure ocean view. Custom appointments and elegant furnishings grace the bedrooms, which offer private balconies or terraces with seating. The baths feature designer sinks complete with detailed sealife motif faucets. All baths have West Indian inlaid mosaic stone or coral showers and custom tile work. Artisan designed stain glass windows, jacuzzis, outdoor native stone showers, wrought iron chandeliers, and wet bars are featured in some of the bedroom suites. The lower lawn serves as a perfect tropical setting for weddings or parties. Encompassed by elegant ballustrates amid lush flowers and palm trees, the green lawn with spectacular ocean vistas will delight any bride and groom.
Villa LaSusa is designed for adult enjoyment. Strict adult supervision of any children will be expected and mandatory at all times. Villa LaSusa is perfect for honeymooners and couples desiring a romantic idyllic getaway or for reuniting with old friends and family members. Villa LaSusa may become a tradition!
For guests desiring the ultimate in ambiance, Villa LaSusa defines the upscale St. John island experience.
The cottage may be occupied by the owners.
Saturday to Saturday only for 7-night rentals.
Available for weddings w/10:00pm curfew.
We wanted to personally thank you for the privilege to use this magnificent home for our wedding in paradise. Thanks to you, our wedding was a dream come true. It was very important for us to provide our guests with an extra special week since they chose to use their vacation time for our wedding. Villa La Susa made that task simple for us. Once they stepped foot on the property, they were immediately transported to a paradise dream come true! Everyone was completely blown away by the pure beauty and detail of your home, the setting, the view, and the accommodations." You can be sure that Villa La Susa will be highly recommended by both our guests and us when anyone says they are planning a trip to the U.S.V.I. Also, we are confident that weÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½ll be returning one day for a special anniversary gathering and Villa La Susa will be the only way to go! Thank you again the most special and precious moment in our lives at your villa. It was a week that we will all cherish forever.
As for the view, my "best man" stayed in the Coral Suite with a large balcony that he dubbed "the best view on the planet." We closed out most nights up there gazing at the Milky Way (no city-light pollution anywhere) with the moored sailboats in Cinnamon Bay immediately below us. The difference is that La Susa is close enough to see the people on those boats in the bay. And, white sand beaches at night have a wonderful glow to them especially if the moon is out. I'd recommend treating yourself to pampered comfort for the next trip.