LOCATION. Beach Music is located in a very picturesque setting on a waterfront lot on the west side of Chocolate Hole Harbor. This villa sits between its neighbors on the left and right, Ciellodonna and Reefside Villa, and has a path down to the adjoining sand beach of Chocolate Hole Harbor. A 2 minute walk down a private path leads to the beach where you will discover good snorkeling among reef fish and turtles, plus swimming and kayaking in the calm 82 degree waters. The mature landscaping and surroundings of Beach Music create a peaceful setting that seems far removed from civilization, yet it's an easy 5 minute drive into Cruz Bay, and the spa, restaurants and beach at the Westin Resort are a 10 minute walk, or a 2 minute drive. This cozy spot also offers discreet clothing optional privacy at the villa. Beach Music looks to the east and south, with lovely harbor views of sailboats floating on a turquoise sea, plus colorful sunrises most of the year. This southeast orientation also bathes your pool and decks in sunshine for most of the day.
DESIGN. Beach Music is a spacious (4500 sq. ft.) and very comfortable 2-level home. You park on the upper level and enter into the lanai - a roofed, screened in veranda. The lanai leads into the 750 sq/ft great room which contains the living, dining and kitchen areas. The two upper level bedrooms are on either side of the great room and both open to water views and decks. A dining deck connects to the great room, and the pool and sundeck are located in a well landscaped setting on the left side of the villa. Exterior stairs lead down to the two lower level bedrooms, the billiards room and more deck areas.
The house itself is quite attractive with a traditional Caribbean design featuring cathedral ceilings with exposed beams, walls of beautiful native stonework, terra cotta tiled floors throughout, multiple ceiling fans, oversized sliding glass and oiled French mahogany doors, furnishings and accessories of mahogany, bamboo and rattan, and a deck off every bedroom.
Your pool and dining gazebo
The view from the upper sundeck and dining gazebo overlooks the entrance to Chocolate Hole Harbor
Your view also sweeps over the inner harbor of Chocolate Hole
The upper deck and dining gazebo
Another view of the upper deck
Guests will enjoy access to the beach adjoining the property
Beach Music (this photo does not include the new dining gazebo on the pool deck)
LIVING/LANAI/DINING. Beach Music is unique in that it contains a great room plus a totally screened in reading room (the lanai), plus a separate harbor view billiards room. The living room contains upholstered bamboo furniture, Caribbean wall hangings and other tropical accessories, and a 50" flat screen TV with 100+ channels, DVD, an iPod dock, and a 5-speaker surround sound system and CD player.
The screened lanai quietly seats 4 on wicker furniture, while the lower level billiards room contains a regulation pool table plus a bar and refrigerator and an AM/FM/CD stereo.
The interior dining table seats 8-10 comfortably and there is also a table for 6-8 on the deck.
Your living room overlooks the entrance to Chocolate Hole Harbor
The lanai is screened on 3 sides
There is also a dining table on the sun deck under the gazebo
KITCHEN. The well-equipped kitchen includes custom mahogany cabinets, new stainless steel appliances, including; a dishwasher, gas stove/oven, microwave and a refrigerator/freezer. Also included are a toaster, blender, coffeemaker, and all the necessary cooking utensils and kitchenware. There is a first floor washer/dryer and a gas grill is on the upper deck.
Looking from the kitchen toward the lanai and dining table
Looking into the kitchen
The pillow view from the upper left bedroom
Looking into the upper left bedroom
BEDROOMS. All four bedrooms are oversized and attractive. The upper left bedroom (king bed) is the largest at 400 sq/ft, while the upper right bedroom (king bed) is smaller at 210 sq ft but it offers a more private deck. The upper bedrooms both have tiled baths and showers and 12 foot screened sliding glass pocket doors that recess into the walls to provide soft breezes and romantic harbor views. The lower left bedroom (2 twins or king) is 230 sq/ft, while the lower right (king bed - 270 sq/ft) has a private deck and a 26 inch TV plus DVD. Both of the lower bedrooms are air conditioned and they share a bath and shower, and both are accessed by exterior stairs. The upper and lower bedrooms are located on both ends of the house to insure maximum sound and visual privacy and each bedroom is well appointed and accessorized.
The pillow view from the upper right bedroom
Looking out to the private deck of the lower king bedroom
The pillow view from the twins bedroom
Another view - lower king bedroom
Another view - twins bedroom
The billiards room
The path to the beach
CARIBBEAN VILLAS COMMENTS. Beach Music, which was formerly offered by us under the name of Cygnus, is blessed with an upscale and tranquil waterfront location. This setting is highly desired for its picturesque views and privacy plus walking access to swimming, snorkeling and boating. Some of the appealing features of Beach Music that we especially like are:
* a 50 inch TV/DVD with a 5-speaker surround sound system and iPod, plus DSL internet connectivity that usually tests out at speeds fast enough for day trading on the NY stock exchange,
* an indoor/outdoor second living room (the lanai),
* a billiards room with a regulation sized pool table,
* a pool and sundeck with clothing optional privacy,
* a roomy and comfortable interior which will easily accommodate 2-4 couples or a large group or family gathering,
* handicapped accessibility,
* its about a 5-minute drive to/from Cruz Bay
One of our guests wrote in his evaluation, "Who couldn't fall in love with this house and want to stay forever?" Our answer is "no one," for everyone will find something they love about this villa. If Beach Music is unavailable, or if you want to rent two 4-bedroom villas, look at Ciellodonna and Reefside Villa.
* “We had a wonderful relaxing week at Beach Music. We especially loved the well stocked kitchen, beautiful view, and cool island breezes.”
* “St. John is as close to paradise as we have found. We decided to stay at Beach Music by majority vote. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay. For us it was the perfect place. We range in age from 13 months to 59 years and there was something for each of us. This has been a wonderful family vacation.”
* “Beach Music is heaven on Earth. The gentle breeze and beautiful scenery out the back make leaving that much harder.”
* “This island is the most amazing place I have ever seen! Your home is amazing!! I love the pool, the view, the pool table room and the hammock is perfectly located in the shade for a nice break from the sun. The beach was very refreshing and nicely laid out. This by far was one of the best vacations I have ever had!!”
DISTANCE TO: Cruz Bay (town): 1.5 miles; Restaurants: 0.5 mile; Tennis: 0.5 mile; Swimming and snorkeling: 0 miles, right from the property!; National Park beaches: 3 miles
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.
Beach Music Saint John, U.S. Virgin Islands, Caribbean located in Saint John, U.S. Virgin Islands, Caribbean, but cannot be displayed on a map. Contact the manager for more details
Additional Location Information
Beach Music is located in a very picturesque setting on a waterfront lot on the west side of Chocolate Hole Harbor. This villa sits between its neighbors on the left and right, Ciellodonna and Reefside Villa, and has a path down to the adjoining sand beach of Chocolate Hole Harbor. A 2 minute walk down a private path leads to the beach where you will discover good snorkeling among reef fish and turtles, plus swimming and kayaking in the calm 82 degree waters. The mature landscaping and surroundings of Beach Music create a peaceful setting that seems far removed from civilization, yet it's an easy 5 minute drive into Cruz Bay, and the spa, restaurants and beach at the Westin Resort are a 10 minute walk, or a 2 minute drive. This cozy spot also offers discreet clothing optional privacy at the villa. Beach Music looks to the east and south, with lovely harbor views of sailboats floating on a turquoise sea, plus colorful sunrises most of the year. This southeast orientation also bathes your pool and decks in sunshine for most of the day.
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