Perched high on a hillside in the upscale neighborhood of Estate Catherineberg, La Jolla Caribe offers complete privacy and elegant Caribbean living at its finest. From the lofty location of this three level villa you will experience unsurpassed panoramas of the azure waters and bays of St. John’s North Shore, several of the British Virgin Islands and the North Atlantic Ocean beyond. La Jolla Caribe is located within the Virgin Islands National Park and offers guests a short walk to the historic nearby Catherineberg ruins or a scenic hike down to the beach at Cinnamon Bay. This villa features 5 bedrooms with large, comfortable interior and exterior living areas all finely appointed to enhance your St. John experience.
The upper level of this beautiful home is accessed through a portico entrance from the adjacent private and gated parking area. There are no stairs needed to access the upper, main level of La Jolla Caribe. The main level great room features a spacious, open floor plan with high vaulted ceilings, a luxurious and comfortable seating area, indoor dining area with seating for 8, and kitchen all decorated in an island motif. For your entertainment, the great room offers a large flat screen TV with cable service, DVD player, IPod docking station, and stereo/CD system. The fully equipped kitchen includes everything you will need for packing a lunch for the beach or preparing gourmet meals at home.
Open the great room wall of sliding glass and screen doors to an expansive wrap around deck to let in the cooling mountain breezes and experience the awesome ocean views. The deck creates a relaxing environment with seating areas and lounge chairs for enjoying morning coffee or tea and evening sundowner cocktails. A sliding glass door from the interior dining area leads to a side deck with a covered alfresco dining area with seating for 8 and a small service bar with beverage cooler.
There are two private bedrooms located on the upper level of this home. One bedroom is accessed just inside the main entrance and features a comfortable king bed (which can be converted to twin beds, a futon that converts to a bed, ceiling fan, flat screen TV with DVD player and en-suite bath. The second main level bedroom is accessed just outside the sliding glass door to the alfresco dining deck and features a comfortable queen bed, ceiling fan, safe for storage of valuables, and en-suite bath. Both bedrooms feature full wall, wooden louver and screened windows which provide cooling nighttime breezes.
The second level of the villa is accessed directly from the lower parking area and from stairways from the upper level parking area and deck. This level features a two bedroom suite consisting of twin beds (that may be converted to a king bed) in one room and a queen bed in the other room and a shared en-suite bathroom. The twin bedroom has a ceiling fan, sliding screened glass door to the deck area and open air screened window openings. There are drop down wooden shutters on the windows which may be lowered for more privacy. The adjacent queen bedroom features wooden louver windows with screens, a ceiling fan and privacy door. There is a safe for storing valuables. There is also an air conditioned Den/TV/Game Room room with two twin sized day beds on the second level. The deck on this level offers panoramic ocean views and comfortable seating areas ideal for reading and lounging away from the Caribbean sun.
The lower level of the villa is accessed by a staircase from the second level and features a very private bedroom with king bed (which may be converted to twin beds) and en-suite bath. The screened full wall windows allow fresh air comfort in an elegant environment. The 6-8 person Jacuzzi hot tub is located on this lower level right next to the signature surfboard marquee and features breathtaking views of the beautiful waters and beaches of the North Shore of St. John.
With its spacious decks and finely appointed living areas on all levels, ceiling fans throughout, and large screened openings for enjoying the fresh Caribbean breezes, La Jolla Caribe offers the utmost in privacy, elegance, and comfort. This villa is a tropical paradise for watching the sunrise and sunset, being amazed daily at the astounding views, feeling like you can reach out and touch rainbows, and gazing at the unending star fields from the Jacuzzi at night. Whether your party is one or two couples looking for a romantic retreat, or a large group of friends or family looking for a getaway, La Jolla Caribe is sure to make your dream St. John vacation a truly unforgettable reality!
Additional amenities include: ceiling fans throughout, en-suite bathrooms in all bedrooms, wireless dsl internet service, gourmet kitchen with all amenities and features, including microwave, oven, refrigerator/freezer, ice maker, etc., covered veranda and wrap around decks on three levels, fabulous north shore ocean views, all linens provided including beach towels, 6-8 person jacuzzi, large flat screen TV with cable service, DVD player and ipod docking station in gr, gated entrance, coolers and beach chairs provided, private exclusive location, washer and dryer available, two king beds, two queen beds and two twin beds, am/fm/cd stereo system in gr....Read more
Left on 05/23/2014 for a stay in May 2014 | MelindaBellMann
We had an amazing time at the La Jolla Caribe! The rental was very clean and well kept. The kitchen was very well stocked, and the views were absolutely breathtaking. We loved the decks and outdoor seating, as well as the hot tub. We could not have asked for a nicer rental in this price range.
The only problem we encountered was with the terrible rains, high winds and poor road conditions, taxi drivers refused to give us a ride to/from the villa on several occasions. Since we did not rent a vehicle, we felt "stranded" with such limited access to town in bad weather. Had we known the road conditions were so bad and that taxi drivers may choose not to be available, we would have definitely rented a vehicle so we weren't so isolated. It was a little frightening to feel stranded with the downpours and high wind conditions. Other than that, we absolutely loved the rental!
Our greeter, Dale, did an amazing job! We were so impressed by his friendly customer service and willingness to assist whenever needed. We called him a couple times with questions, and I cannot express strongly enough how much we appreciated him. All the staff at Cimmaron were great to work with, and I would definitely rent from your company again!
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Left on 06/02/2013 for a stay in November 2011 | Ka thleen
My husband and I have stayed multiple times at La Jolla Caribe usually with 8-10 people, usually in January but once with our whole family for Thanksgiving. It is like living in Paradise for a week. We love the beaches, the azure blue water with amazing snorkeling and we enjoy the island breezes sitting out on the wrap around verandas for coffee in the morning and late afternoon drinks and alfresco dinners.
The house has incredible views and a wonderful floor plan . Plenty or room on the main floor to gather and privacy on lower floors for reading and napping. The furnishings are very attractive and the kitchen is supplied with everything you you will need.
The 12 minute ride into town is now almost all paved - a big improvement over the "old days"! And although the road to the beach is bumpy you are there in five minutes.
In short, our stays there have always been heavenly!
Left on 05/05/2013 for a stay in April 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
Cimmaron is a fantastic company to rent properties from on St. John, Usvi. La Jolla Caribe is a wonderful property with "jaw dropping" views! Cimmaron made sure La Jolla Caribe was clean, well maintained and perfect prior to our arrival. Cimmaron provided my family with great service during our vacation and I highly recommend the company.
Left on 04/10/2013 for a stay in March 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
La Jolla Caribe was a perfect villa for our extended family of 11! Cimmaron was easy to work with and helped make our trip fabulous every step of the way. The villa is beautiful and well maintained. The view is unbelievable. We hardly wanted to leave because we felt it must be the perfect spot on the island. Their were gentle breezes and we often actually covered up some at night-our stay was in mid-March. There are three verandas which all have spectacular views. We ate almost all our meals there and the kitchen was large and extremely well equipped for several people cooking at the same time, We had the best time and felt very comfortable in this lovely home. We can't wait to go back!
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