Villa Chez Shell - FEATURED ON HOUSE HUNTERS INT'L
AS FEATURED ON HOUSE HUNTERS INTERNATIONAL 2013 and 2010...Chez Shell is a two bedroom Pool Villa (pool just completed as of November 2011!!!!) located near the Westin Resort in Great Cruz Bay and is just 5 minutes from down town Cruz Bay. Enjoy evening sunsets over Great Cruz Bay and the twinkling lights of St. Thomas once the sun has set for the evening. The home has two Master Suites each with en-suite Master Baths with custom showers. The entire home has beautiful quarry stone floors imported from the Middle East.
The main entrance at Chez Shell is graced by Old Chicago Brick walkways and tropical gardens bordered with palm trees, fragrant frangipani flowers, tree orchids and other tropical foliage. Once you step inside the front entry, the well-appointed great room opens up before you. Through large archways, the views of Great Cruz Bay and beyond sooth your senses. Proceed through the great room and enter the completely Screened Outdoor Living Area. Beyond the Screened Outdoor Living Area is a Sun Deck with table for out door dining and the view of Great Cruz Bay, the Sandy Beach and Swaying Palm Trees at the Westin Beach Resort. The Screened in Porch area is a great spot to read a book or enjoy evening conversations over cocktails while the sun sets in the distance. Just off the kitchen/dining area you step out to the brand new 20 X 35 pool veranda featuring classic Old Chicago Brick Pavered sun deck and native stone walls overlooking Great Cruz Bay and St. Thomas Beyond. Every room is appointed with plenty of windows to ensure that you enjoy both gorgeous ocean/harbor views and garden views regardless of where you rest.
Preparing meals in Chez Shell's well-equipped kitchen is a pleasure with plenty of lighting, great air flow and ample space to prepare your meals. Dine inside adjacent to the kitchen or outdoors on the Sun Deck. There is comfortable seating for six at the either of the indoor or outdoor dining tables with views of the Ocean/Harbor and the Island of St. Thomas.
It is a wonderful Villa for families with inside access to both of the Master Bedroom Suites directly from the Great Room. The Master Suites are air conditioned, one with garden views and one with views of Great Cruz Bay Harbor and the Ocean beyond. Chez Shell also has multiple living spaces inside and out so you may enjoy the active harbor views and sunset views towards St Thomas from many different areas.
The decor is warm and inviting and in tune with Caribbean Style living. Most of the furnishings are from India, Bali, the South West United States which includes various antiques from around the world. Chez Shell was totally remodeled in 2007 by a talented builder out of New Mexico.
The house is just a short 5 minute walk to the beaches at Great Cruz Bay and Chocolate Hole and a short drive to the famous North Shore Beaches.
If you enjoy colorful awesome sunsets over the water, a convenient location and a beautiful place to stay, you'll find your perfect vacation waiting at Chez Shell
Should you have questions or would like to make a reservation the preferred method is via phone as emailing thru Flip Key sometimes takes over 24 hours to reach us.
Also 24/7 on site concierge, separated for privacy, will allow you to have access to information either in person or by cell phone ranging from island "must see and must do's", excursions and dinner reservations. We will personally pick you up at the ferry dock and escort you to the Villa. Villa provisioning is also available at the cost of groceries plus 25% with no delivery fee. We will work very hard to make your vacation as relaxing and rewarding as possible to insure that you will choose us the next time you decide to visit the Island.TripAdvisor property ID 3590787...Read more
Villa Chez Shell - FEATURED ON HOUSE HUNTERS INT'L Cruz Bay, Saint John
Additional Location Information
Beautiful Great Cruz Bay with paved roads to home located on a quaint dead end road. Access to Westin Resort beach and amenities, only a five minute walk to resort property. Five minute drive to downtown Cruz Bay where several restaurants and shops are located. Villa is within walking and driving distance to nearby grocery stores. Only gas station on St. John is within a few minute drive. Hiking, kayaking and snorkeling all within 10-20 minutes. World famous Trunk Bay and Cinnamon Bay are only 15-20 minutes away.
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Beach or lakeside relaxation, Warm winter getaways
Left on 04/07/2013 for a stay in March 2013 | Jack and Colleen PhelpsReviewed Apr 7, 2013Stayed Mar 2013
Our experience at Chez Shell was first rate. John and Denise were terrific hosts and went way out of their way to make our island vacation experience exactly what we wanted for our family. They've thought of everything.
Chez Shell is more beautiful than the pictures we saw on-line. The views of Great Cruz Bay and the surrounding islands can be seen throughout the villa, and especially from the new infinity pool. It never got old.
The home itself is very comfortable. While we spent many days at the beach and on a charter, we also spent a few days at home relaxing by the pool.
Chez Shell's location is fantastic...very private, yet only a short ride to Cruz Bay restaurants and the beaches.
The easiest way to sum up our experience is the fact that we're already booked to come back next year!
Left on 04/07/2013 for a stay in February 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 7, 2013Stayed Feb 2013
W-O-W... breathtaking views and 'island-time' what more can you ask for?!
Upon arrival to the Ferry Dock on St John, we were met by John who escorted us up to this beautiful villa.
The drive from Cruz Bay is short, less than 5 minutes, which besides the accomodations and panoramic views, makes this an ideal location to rent such a perfectly appointed caribbean vacation rental.
John and Denise welcomed us to Chez Shell and were so helpful, they were honestly a phone call away if we needed them. After getting the 'grand tour' they gave us great recommendations on dining, hiking, and excursions. We weren't dissapointed with all the expert advice!!
The efficiency of the villa layout, along with the two outdoor decks and pool make the accomodations perfect!
We happen upon John and Denise in downtown Cruz Bay one evening and enjoyed talking with them, we felt like we had known them for years. Such a fun couple!
We rented a car which make getting around a must, and driving on the left isn't hard at all, especially since speeds don't reach much over 40 mph.
Make sure you visit the British Virgin Islands which you are there. The Soggy Dollar and Foxys are 'must sees'. There isn't a disappointing beach, either. Don't forget try a Painkiller!! (the fresh nutmeg makes the drink for sure)
Our dinig experiences we most enjoyed were Woody's (Sharkbites) and Rhumblines.
Great vacation, excellent hosts... we can't wait to return!
Maria and Darin
Left on 04/04/2013 for a stay in February 2013 | J. WohletzReviewed Apr 4, 2013Stayed Feb 2013
John greeted us at the ferry dock with a warm welcome before driving us to a rental agency to pick up a Jeep. Then gave us a tour of the beautiful villa perched on a hillside overlooking sailboats in Chocolate Hole. We were thrilled to discover Chez Shell features all the amenities of home and is charmingly furnished and decorated for comfort throughout. We definitely needed the Jeep to get around and discovered we were within minutes of Cruz Bay for shopping and dining as well as the islands fabulous beaches and hiking trails. The Westin is within walking distance and the tennis pro allowed us to play tennis on the resort courts. We especially enjoyed exploring the island during the day and then returning to Chez Shell to lounge on the patio, swim in our private pool and grill seafood for dinner while watching the sunset. The privacy was wonderful and made it possible for us all to relax. The internet service was fast so we could've worked if we had the urge, but we didn't.
Left on 03/28/2013 for a stay in July 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Mar 28, 2013Stayed Jul 2012
Our stay at Chez Shell was perfect from start to finish. The home was beautiful, clean, and I felt very comfortable staying there. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook/grill meals. We were provided with beach chairs and a cooler. The owners took the time to walk us around the house and explain how the home functions (light switches, feed sugar birds..etc)The pool was fantastic and very relaxing. The views are amazing! We stayed 6 nights and it was a great experiance. I would recommend this villa to friends and family.
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