About this listing
The Retreat on St. John, the most beautiful of the U.S. Virgin Islands, is a uniquely spectacular oceanfront rental villa. It's elegant simplicity complements the beauty of its hillside setting above one of the most pristine beaches in the world.
Stunning views of the bay and across Sir Francis Drake Passage to the magnificent island of Tortola encompass you as you approach The Retreat by road. Each room of the house is oriented to maximize these sweeping vistas, second to none of St. John.
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Across Dreekets Bay from the house lies the untouched landscape of Virgin Islands National Park. The front of each pavilion is a glazed rollup door, allowing the entire wall to open up to tropical breezes and the view. Just 110' below the house down a set of stairs and a private switchback trail, the secluded sandy beach provides a perfect spot for sunbathing, snorkeling, or pure relaxation.
Located on the pristine east end of St. John, Dreekets Bay is known among locals for having some of the best snorkeling and diving in the Caribbean.
Reached by a scenic drive through the National Park along paved roads from Cruz Bay, Every room in The Retreat features breathtaking views: stand in the kitchen and watch fish swim through crystal-clear aquamarine waters or relax in bed while looking out across the bay to the island of Tortola. Inside, each room is tastefully furnished with slate floors, vaulted ceilings, and modern amenities.
The Retreat consists of three quietly elegant pavilions centered around a private garden courtyard, on a hillside above beautiful Dreekets Bay on the secluded east end of St. John, USVI. A 40' lap pool runs the length of the courtyard. Comfortable lounge chairs on the deck around the pool create an ideal spot for private sunbathing. A large Jacuzzi surrounded by tropical landscaping provides the perfect spot to unwind.
The central pavilion contains the living room and a gourmet kitchen, while the two side pavilions each contain a separate bedroom suite. Both bedroom suites have closets, separate bathrooms, balconies, and completely private slate-lined outdoor showers with a view of the sea. The bedrooms are furnished with king-sized beds, ceiling fans, and air-conditioning. Sleeping lofts tucked into the roof rafters of the bedroom pavilions can accommodate kids or extra guests. Each of the two lower bedroom pavilions, while on the same level as the courtyard and living room, is completely private from the rest of the Retreat.
Because of its location, the beach at Dreekets Bay remains unspoiled by crowds and pollution, providing an unsurpassed setting for sunbathing, snorkeling and diving. Just offshore, waters teem with waving anemones, soft-corals, and multi-hued hard corals that shelter brilliant fish of all shapes and sizes. Dolphins and sea turtles play offshore, and lobster, black corals, and even rare Elkhorn corals are often spotted here.
Conveniently close to the town of Coral Bay yet stunningly secluded and untouched, the location of The Retreat is perfect for romantic couples, adventure-seeking families, busy executives looking for solitude, and anyone searching for peaceful luxury in a setting of glorious natural beauty.
Come stay with us, and discover the pleasure of a perfect place to simply be.
Other amenities at The Retreat include:
40' lap pool, jetted hot tub, ceiling fans in all rooms, surround-sound stereo, fine linens for bed and bath, "memory foam" mattresses, outdoor beach shower next to beach trail, beach towels, chairs, and picnic coolers, 120-channel satellite TV, and automatic roll-down insect screens. Daily maid services, as well as full or partial catering, are available upon request (with additional fee).
Interaction with guests
Our on island managers will arrange to meet you upon your arrival in St. John, take you to your rental car, help you shop for groceries if you wish, and guide you to The Retreat. They also provide concierge services such as helping to arrange for catering, provisioning, massages and any other services you may desire to make your stay with us more enjoyable.
We recommend renting an all wheel, or four wheel drive vehicle, although there are taxis that will take you where you wish to go.
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During HIGH SEASON from 20 December to 26 April, we require reservations of a MINIMUM OF 7 nights. except in the event that we have unbooked nights between the longer reservations.
However, we will accept bookings year round for FEWER NIGHTS when available, at our full 10 person rate which is $1001.00/night.
From 27 April to Thanksgiving, Low Season, the minimum rental is usually 5 nights, but we will accept 4 nights if we have slots to fill or you are willing to pay a higher rate.
We require a notarized liability waiver signed by both parents for young children staying with us. Once a reservation has been confirmed, we will send the document that needs to be notarized, signed and returned to us with payment or 45 days prior to arrival.
No smoking indoors. No alcohol consumption in the jacuzzi.