LOCATION. The villa, Monte Bay was one of the first homes built in Klein Bay in 1992. Because the villa's owner got in early, Monte Bay enjoys one of the finest waterfront settings in Klein and Rendezvous Bays and, some would argue, the entire south shore of St. John. The villa is tucked into an unusually peaceful, quiet and beautiful setting overlooking the turquoise waters of Rendezvous Bay. The villa faces south–southwest and is a sun lover’s home that basks in soft breezes and sun all day long.
Klein Bay is protected by the Ditliff Peninsula, so the calm, crystal clear waters are sheltered from heavy surf and strong winds and of...fer very good swimming and snorkeling. Klein Bay is a 10-15 minute drive from the grocery stores, restaurants and shops of Cruz Bay, all on paved roads.
DESIGN. Monte Bay is a very handsome 2-½ level, custom design that blends traditional Caribbean architectural features with modern comforts and amenities. Classic architectural elements include; terra cotta tiled floors, beamed cathedral ceilings, private balconies, tiled decks, arched windows and a French tiled roof. Modern creature comforts and amenities include air-conditioned bedrooms, a cherry and granite gourmet kitchen, a tiled pool and a hot tub.
To enter Monte Bay you park above the house and descend a flight of stairs into the kitchen/formal dining area on the upper level of the house. The gorgeous interior great room and two guest bedrooms are 3 steps below the kitchen/dining area, while below the interior great room is the oh so-o-o relaxing and beautiful exterior great room (the gallery). From the gallery, tiled stairs lead to the lower level and the master bedroom, a 30' ceramic tiled pool, large pool deck and surrounding gardens, and the 4th (poolside) bedroom. A second set of stairs on the right side of the gallery leads to the other side of the house where a secluded hot tub is nestled into a romantic setting. Banana, papaya, palm and other abundant vegetation surrounds the house and creates superb clothing optional privacy, while hibiscus, bougainvillea, oleander and other flowering plants cascade down the hillside in a profusion of color. The 5th bedroom (two twin beds) is located on the lower level (right side) in a private setting.
Monte Bay, viewed from the pool
You should be lying here
Your view to the west from the pool deck
The beach at Klein Bay
Monte Bay viewed from the water
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR GREAT ROOMS PLUS DINING. As you enter Monte Bay the kitchen is on your right, the formal dining room is on your left and the spacious, interior great room is 3 steps below the kitchen/dining areas. A convenient powder room with half bath is located off the kitchen. The stylish, interior great room is furnished with top of the line wicker furniture, and includes a cable color TV/DVD and a stereo with CD and cassette.
The dining room is centered around an antique mahogany dining set that seats 8, while casual lunches may be served on the pool deck or in the gallery.
The gallery is another design features that makes Monte a supremely comfortable and unique home. The gallery is surrounded on 3 sides by Mediterranean styled, 12 foot, open arched windows that effectively capture all the beauty of the Caribbean. The gallery is tastefully furnished in cushioned wicker furniture by Lloyd Flanders and is an absolutely splendid place to read, relax and unwind.
KITCHEN. The kitchen was completely remodeled in 2003 and now looks gorgeous with its cherry cabinets accented by granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. This modern kitchen includes a Decor 4-burner gas cook top stove, Decor standard and convection ovens, a Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer, a microwave oven and dishwasher and a granite countertop bar with bar stools. The kitchen is amply supplied with cooking supplies, utensils and dinnerware. A laundry room with a washer and dryer is located off the kitchen and a separate stone patio off the deck contains a BBQ grill.
Looking into the great room and out at your view from the villa entrance
The granite and mahogany kitchen
Looking from the interior living area out at the gallery
The interior dining room
There is also a dining table for six on the pool deck
The outdoor living room (gallery) of Monte Bay
Another view of the outdoor living room
BEDROOMS. On the upper level two very inviting guest bedrooms (queen beds) are located on opposite sides of the house to insure maximum privacy. Both guest bedrooms have air conditioning, 4-poster mahogany beds, tiled floors, vaulted ceilings and screened sliding glass doors that open to balconies with picturesque views. They also have tiled baths and private outdoor stone garden showers that are surrounded by luxuriant tropical foliage. The spacious, air-conditioned master bedroom (king bed) is on the lower level and features lovely views of the Caribbean through 20' screened sliding glass doors. The master bedroom also includes a large bath/dressing room that is entered through beautiful stone arches. The fourth a/c bedroom (king bed) and bath adjoins the pool deck on the lower level. The fifth a/c bedroom (2 twins) is located on the lower right side of the villa. This bedroom does not have a bathroom. Both the 4th and 5th bedrooms are perfect for young adults, singles or nannies.
The upper level, left guest bedroom
The bathrooms for the 2 interior guest bedrooms are very similar with outdoor garden showers
The upper level, right guest bedroom
The lower level, the master bedroom
The pillow view from the master bedroom
Looking out at the pool from your master bedroom
The master bedroom bathroom
The guest bedroom off the pool deck
The fifth bedroom in the main house (this bedroom does not have a bathroom attached)
HOT TUB The four person hot tub is located in a very lovely garden setting with lots of privacy.
This is a lovely spot in the evening
The hot tub is tucked into a very private and romantic garden setting on the lower level of the villa
A close up view of the gallery
The view from the gallery, looking south
The lush tropical gardens around the pool patio create a very private setting
CARIBBEAN VILLAS' COMMENTS. Although Monte Bay is actually tucked into a private corner of Rendezvous Bay that is appropriately called Monte Bay, the villa, Monte Bay is actually a part of the exclusive St. John neighborhood known as Klein Bay. If this is a bit confusing, by whatever name you call it, this location is one of the finest waterfront settings on the south shore of St John. With its clothing optional privacy, Monte Bay (the villa and the bay) are a beautiful slice of paradise. With no villas on one side and Villa Rendezvous well hidden by tropical vegetation on the other side, your privacy, peace and quiet is well assured.
Monte Bay's proximity to the water - it seems like you’re cantilevered out over the water - gives it a very special essence. Sounds of gentle surf and vivid shades of turquoise and blue continuously surround you. Monte Bay is another fine example of what we call a magnet home. When you’re relaxing by the pool, in the gallery or the bedrooms, the feeling of relaxed contentment is so strong that you can get stuck to your villa. Despite all the wonderful beaches, swimming, snorkeling, hiking trails, shops, restaurants and activities that St John offers, it’s hard to leave your villa.
In 2003 Monte Bay was purchased by a couple who have a well-established track record for creating truly beautiful island vacation homes. In the summer and fall of 2003 Monte Bay was thoroughly remodeled and refurnished, and a talented mother-daughter team was commissioned to fill the house with bright, Caribbean inspired artwork. The exterior walls remain the same, but the kitchen, dining room, great rooms, bedrooms and artwork are all new as of 03. The interior beauty of this villa again equals the beauty of the setting, and as the accompanying photos show, Monte Bay remains one of St John’s most appealing and captivating rental villas.
This is a very romantic home that is ideal for an upscale honeymoon, anniversary, special occasion or just an amorous getaway. Monte Bay will accommodate 1-4 couples in superb comfort and privacy. With its waterfront location, pool and bedroom arrangement, Monte Bay has also proven to be very popular with families and the 5th bedroom is well suited for kids, in laws or nannies. If Monte Bay is unavailable for the dates that you desire, take a look at its impressive new neighbor in Klein Bay, Serenata De La Playa, or its next door neighbor, Villa Rendezvous.
Monte Bay`s Guest House
GUEST HOUSE. The Guesthouse at Monte Bay is located above and behind the main house, just off the parking area. Like the main house, the Guesthouse enjoys a very private, quiet and romantic location. From the upper level decks, the living room and the master bedroom there are scenic views of Rendezvous Bay and the Caribbean. You also have private access to the path that leads to snorkeling and swimming.
DESIGN. The Guesthouse is an attractive villa built of stone and concrete. A spiral staircase leads to the upper level, which contains the kitchen/living and dining areas, as well as the master bedroom and master bath. An exterior covered deck runs the full length of the upper level of the Guesthouse.
LIVING/DINING/KITCHEN. With its stonewalls, beamed cathedral ceilings, tiled floors throughout, and tropical furnishings and artwork, the living areas and bedrooms are classy, comfy and inviting.
The kitchen is modern and completely equipped, with tiled countertops, a 4-burner gas stove and oven, dishwasher, coffee maker, toaster oven and a small table for two.
The living room includes a cable color TV/VCR and a stereo/cassette/CD. Two sets of French doors open from the living area to the decks and views of the water.
BEDROOMS. On the upper level, the master bedroom (queen bed) has stonewalls, air conditioning, a delightfully romantic essence and screened French doors that open to water views. A tile and stone master bath with lots of closet space and a stone shower is off the master bedroom. A second bedroom (queen) and private bath is located on the lower (ground) level of the guest house.
The living room of the guest house
The Guest House kitchen
The master bedroom of the Guest House
The lower level guest house bedroom
The view from the Guest House balcony
CARIBBEAN VILLAS' COMMENTS. Prior to 2004, the Guesthouse was not available for vacation rentals and was lightly used. This very charming home is now being offered for rentals, but only if you are also renting the main house.
As you walk through the main house of Monte Bay there's no denying that this is a beautiful home in a wonderful seaside location, and as you might expect, the Guesthouse is a chip off the old block. Having been entirely refurbished in 2004, it's classic design and romantic décor makes it similar to the main house, except it's smaller and cozier.
In addition to being an enchanting petite villa, the Guesthouse is also a good value, considering that it's a very private waterfront villa in the luxurious Klein Bay neighborhood of St. John. Monte Bay has always been one of St. John's most enjoyable 4-bedroom homes, now it's an exquisite 4 or 7 bedroom villa.
Rates, Printing Errors, Changes and Omissions: Caribbean Villas is not responsible for printing errors and inadvertent omissions. All rates and villa details are subject to change without prior notice.
PHONE SERVICE/CELL PHONES: Local phone service is interrupted regularly and in spite of our efforts to reinstate service it can some times take weeks. AT&T; is the only cell service we find operates efficiently on the island. If you do not have AT&T; we strongly suggest you bring a pay as you go AT&T; cell phone with you as we do not provide cell phones should the local phone service be interrupted.
Internet Service: The internet service is subject to frequent interruption. We cannot guarantee internet quality or speed. Renters might find it convenient to travel with a cellular carrier MiFi – a couple of examples are AT&T; and Virgin Mobile. There will be no refunds due to the internet not working.
Pool Floats: Pool floats are not guaranteed with your villa rental. If you want access to them, please bring them with you.
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Additional Location Information
The villa, Monte Bay was one of the first homes built in Klein Bay in 1992. Because the villa's owner got in early, Monte Bay enjoys one of the finest waterfront settings in Klein and Rendezvous Bays and, some would argue, the entire south shore of St. John. The villa is tucked into an unusually peaceful, quiet and beautiful setting overlooking the turquoise waters of Rendezvous Bay. The villa faces south–southwest and is a sun lover’s home that basks in soft breezes and sun all day long.
Klein Bay is protected by the Ditliff Peninsula, so the calm, crystal clear waters are sheltered from heavy surf and strong winds and offer very good swimming and snorkeling. Klein Bay is a 10-15 minute drive from the grocery stores, restaurants and shops of Cruz Bay, all on paved roads.
Last updated on October 01, 2014
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