Maria Bluff, the peninsula between Great Cruz Bay and Chocolate Hole Harbor is home to Las Brisas Caribe. Maria Bluff has always been a quiet area of expensive villas, and with the completion of Las Brisas a new standard of excellence has been set for this upscale neighborhood. The beautiful water views from Las Brisas extend for 180 degrees across the sun splashed sea and include dazzling Caribbean sunsets and the distant twinkling lights of St Thomas and other islands at night. The restaurants, beach, tennis courts and fitness room at the Westin Resort are less than a 5 minute drive, and the charming boutiques, restaurants and nightlife of Cruz Bay are less than a 10 minute drive on paved roads.
Architectural Design: Las Brisas is a superbly designed and constructed, distinctively furnished home that was completed in 2002. It is built on 4 levels with the pool, stone gazebo, pool deck and a guest bedroom located on the lower level. The kitchen, dining room, living areas, decks and patios and two guest bedrooms are on the main level. The master bedroom and covered balcony is on the 3rd level and the crows nest is on the 4th level. This handsome design incorporates tiled roofs, beamed cathedral ceilings, private covered verandah supported by 12' Doric columns, gorgeous stone walls, tiled floors, and mahogany French doors that open to antique brick patios. Las Brisas is a south facing, sunny home with every room cooled by A/C, ceiling fans and gentle breezes. The gazebo and many decks provide plenty of cool shady places to enjoy the views.
Dining at Las Brisas Caribe: The kitchen is one of the finest of any St. John rental villa and includes a 6-burner Viking gas range, Jenn Air refrigerator, granite countertops, handsome mahogany cabinets, and abundant cookware and dinnerware. The formal dining room seats 8 in style, while alfresco dining on the veranda seats 6, directly outside the interior formal dining room.
Bedrooms with a View: The master bedroom suite is truly lovely and includes a 4-poster hand carved king bed, a complete entertainment center, and a divine tiled bath with an antique bathtub and an open air shower. Two guest bedroom suites have 4 poster queen beds and covered balconies. The fourth bedroom suite, which opens onto the pool terrace, has 2 twin beds that convert to a king. All bedrooms have a feeling of gracious romance and include A/C, cable color TV, DVD players, CD players, ceiling fans, walk in closets, en suite tile baths with open air showers, and louvered mahogany French doors that open to private balconies with sunset views.
We love Las Brisas Caribe, and this is our second visit to this fabulous villa. There are three separate wings, so it accommodates a large family or couples comfortably and with privacy. The villa is beautifully decorated and landscaped, with a private pool, and located conveniently to the downtown area and beaches. We especially loved watching the sunset from the Crows Nest every night, with a Pain Killer in hand. We can't wait to go back.
This was our first trip to St. John, and we loved what must be the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean. This is a laid back "nature" island and Las Brisas Caribe is the perfect spot to stay to enjoy it: a beautiful villa, with every possible amenity, lots of privacy, outside balconies and decks, beautiful decor and landscaping, pool, and located close to Cruz Bay. It lives up to its pictures! We especially enjoyed breakfast and sunset drinks from the Crows Nest with views of surrounding islands, and the iguanas entertained our 3 grandchildren for hours. Definitely on our repeat list.
Have always enjoyed the views from all over the villa. The setting is quiet and peaceful and the amenities are terrific. We have enjoyed this villa several times.