Location. Tennis Villa is located in Great Cruz Bay in a very convenient and appealing setting. It's an exceptional spot that enjoys excellent privacy and peace and quiet, and yet it's a 3-4 minute walk to a white sand beach with swimming and boating in calm Caribbean waters at the Westin Resort. For dining options, it's an easy walk to a beach side restaurant/bar under swaying palms at the Westin or it's a 5 minute drive to the restaurants in Cruz Bay.
Tennis Villa sits on a large lot on the peninsula that separates Great Cruz Bay Harbor from Chocolate Hole Harbor, with picturesque views of both harbors. Both Great Cruz Bay and Chocolate Hole Harbor are well-established and desirable neighborhoods that consist of expensive residential villas.
Design. As with the location, the design of this graceful villa is also alluring. Completed in 1995, the one-story custom design is child friendly, spacious and comfortable. Only a few St. John villas combine this much space and privacy with such easy access to so many activities and amenities. Tennis Villa consists of a 3 bedroom/3 bath main house plus a 1 bedroom/1 bath detached pool house. The main house contains a truly gourmet kitchen plus the living and dining areas, while the pool house overlooks the all weather surface tennis court. The arched doorways of the living area of the great house flow into a large garden courtyard that encircles a 43- foot pool. The south-facing courtyard gets all day sun and affords privacy and sunset views.
A charming guest cottage, (Tennis Cottage), is located behind Tennis Villa in a concealed setting that insures that both Tennis Villa and Tennis Cottage are private and hidden from each others view. The 3- bedroom/3 bath Cottage has its own 40â€™ pool, kitchen and living room, a private driveway and south facing, scenic views of Chocolate Hole Harbor. Tennis Cottage can be rented with Tennis Villa as a 7 bedroom estate, or each villa can be rented separately.
Looking north a the pool and the main house
Your view to the west overlooks Great Cruz Bay Harbor, with St. Thomas in the distance
The view to the south overlooks the harbor at Chocolate Hole
The entrance to Tennis Villa
Living/Dining. The very spacious and comfortable living room contains 3 large arched doorways that are framed by stately columns and beautiful native stonework. Sliding glass screened doors recess into wall pockets and extend the living room onto the expansive garden patio and pool area. The arched doors open to gentle breezes and scenic harbor views and combine with cathedral ceilings and tropical furniture to create a relaxing summertime setting. A 56 inch flat screen TV and DVD, stereo with CD and cassette, wireless internet and a regulation pool table are included.
The large table in the dining area seats 8-10 and there are breakfast and lunch tables on the pool deck that seat 4-6.
The great room of Tennis Villa
Located in the great room, the pool table is a great feature
Dining at Tennis Villa
Kitchen. This fabulous kitchen is definitely a gourmet's delight. It is very well equipped and includes a 6 burner Wolf gas range with griddle and hood, standard and convection ovens plus a microwave oven, 3 white ceramic double sinks, 2 refrigerator freezers, toaster, blender and complete cookware, china and glassware. A washer/dryer is located off the kitchen and a gas barbecue grill is on the patio. There is plenty of room for multiple chefs, and this spacious kitchen will easily handle a large group.
The kitchen is spacious and well equipped
Bedrooms. The four air conditioned bedrooms, (1 king, plus 3 kings that convert to 6 twins) and the four adjoining baths are comparable in size and furnishings. In order to insure sound and visual privacy there are no common walls between the bedrooms. Each bedroom has abundant closet space, tasteful furnishings and an attached tiled bath. Three bedrooms (north, south and west bedrooms) are located in the main house while the fourth bedroom is housed in the pool house.
The south bedroom (main house) - shown here is set up as a king bed
The south bedroom can also be made up as twin beds
The north bedroom (main house) - shown here set up as a king bed
The north bedroom can also be set up as twin beds
The west king bedroom is also in the main house
The pool bedroom is located between the pool and the tennis court
The pool bedroom - shown here set up as a king bed
The pool bedroom can also be set up as twins
Caribbean Villas' View. Tennis Villa offers an excellent villa amenities and activities package. This is one of the only rental villas on St. John that includes a private tennis court, and the in-house amenities also include a 43 foot pool, a/c in all bedrooms and a regulation pool table overlooking Great Cruz Bay. Even without its excellent amenities, Tennis Villa would rank as a very appealing villa in an upscale location, for you are an easy walk to boating activities, a white sand beach with a beach bar, restaurants and a spa. With its superb combination of spaciousness and amenities, Tennis Villa earns a rating as a very enjoyable vacation home, especially for tennis players. This house has something for everybody; it's a genuine crowd pleaser and is ideal for families and couples.
Tennis Villa can be rented alone as a 4 bedroom or it can be rented with Tennis Cottage as a 7 bedroom estate.
The tennis court that gives Tennis Villa its name
* Our stay at Tennis Villa was absolutely wonderful. We all had a great time and don't think we could have selected a better location! Thank you!
* The Tennis Villa recommendation to us was perfect. It fit our needs. It was beautiful. A quick drive to the store and Cruz Bay. The facility was kept nicely and all the bedrooms were a great size. So glad we chose this villa!
* We want to tell you what a wonderful time we had at Tennis Villa during Thanksgiving week. The place was fantastic and a good time was had by all! Thank you!
* Our trip was GREAT! Tennis Villa was even better than pictured and the guidance and help from your staff was amazing--they made everything easy and smoothe.If we were to return to St.John we would definitely stay at Tennis 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.
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 â€“ 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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