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Hillside, Peter Bay, St. John
5 Bedrooms 7 Bathrooms 1 Half Bathrooms
Maximum Occupancy: 12

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Villa La Susa, an impressive native stone and stucco Caribbean mansion, is located on the North Shore of St. John, USVI in the exclusive gated community of Peter Bay within the boundaries of the Virgin Islands National Park. Villa LaSusa offers a magnificent ocean panorama, overlooking the sparkling turquoise waters of Cinnamon and Francis Bay with a backdrop of Tortola, BVI. To the North, Villa La Susa provides vistas of Sir Francis Drake Channel and Jost Van Dyke. Only steps away guests can enjoy the beautiful palm and sea grape lined, white sand beach of Peter Bay. For guests desiring the ultimate in ambiance, Villa LaSusa defines the upscale St. John island experience.

Mahogany arched windows and screened French doors provide generous light and breezes throughout and fabulous views of the lush, tropical gardens and the shimmering ocean. Polished Puerto Rican coral stone floors and stately Tuscan columns line the spacious Temple of the Winds veranda which wraps around the magnificent swimming pool, waterfalls, and inviting native stone bar area.

The grounds include significant formal lawn and terraced stone garden areas framed by balustrades as well as expansive patios for sun worshippers and outdoor entertaining. A large tiled spa with waterfall adjoins the lushly landscaped pool area. The outdoor spaces are designed to maximize the best of St. John island lifestyle, providing the ambiance for easy relaxation and reflection.

Villa LaSusa, newly constructed in the Italian Renaissance style, offers the ultimate in luxury and tasteful appointments throughout the spacious 5 bedroom, 7 bath, 7,000 sq ft. estate. Access into the private professionally landscaped grounds is through an electronically controlled wrought iron entry gate leading down the impressive palm lined driveway to the two story native stone entry. A magical experience awaits.

The spaciousness of the deluxe villa affords intimacy and privacy as well as multiple spaces for entertaining. Villa LaSusa was designed as a private home, a "Caribbean dream house" by the owners and architect Michael Oxman to reflect their eclectic lifestyle, varied interests, and love of entertaining. The owners personally selected every material and furnishing from around the globe. Their vision and artistry grace every facet of Villa LaSusa.

The craftsmanship in Villa LaSusa is unsurpassed in the Virgin Islands. Stateside and local artisans were commissioned to fashion varying design elements. Around every corner is another interesting detail to admire.

The first step into the inviting foyer of Villa LaSusa offers stunning views of the formal columned great room featuring lighted niches of artwork and expansive vistas of Cinnamon Bay. The casually elegant but comfortable furniture invites conversation and provides the gathering place for viewing the big screen television. The latest in electronic wizardry connects guests with the real world. An extensive video and print library is available.

Adjoining the great room is the spacious formal dining room with lighted mahogany china cabinets showcasing china , crystal, and serving ware. The stone dining room table and mahogany carved shell design chairs seat 8 comfortably. In addition to the formal dining room, there are two al fresco dining areas with wrought iron tables and a large barbeque grill.

The gourmet kitchen highlighted by mahogany columns overlooks the formal dining room and gives convenient access to living and outdoor spaces. The cook or chef can easily participate in conversation with others in the dining room, while kitchen preparation and clean-up are hidden from the view of the living/ dining areas. Featuring state of the art appliances including a Marvel wine cooler, the kitchen detailed with mahogany beaded cabinetry will delight any gourmet chef. Spacious granite countertops and a large pantry provide ample space for food preparation and storage. Even the kitchen affords a grand ocean view! Mahogany cabinetry, artisan hand-forged wrought iron chandeliers, custom tiled fountains and tile work, original art work, handcrafted lighting, Dolby sound system, designer furniture and accessories are featured throughout Villa LaSusa. Large ceiling fans assisted by North Shore tropical breezes cool the living spaces.

A West Indian sugar mill native stone bar with wrought iron chandelier and adjacent large free-form swimming pool serve as the focal point of Villa LaSusa. Cushioned swivel wrought iron bar stools in a palm leaf motif add comfort to savoring an afternoon poolside. The bartender has everything at hand to concoct smooth tropical drinks. The LaSusa bar complete with refrigerator, ice machine, sink and enough refreshments to go around rivals any bar in the islands for pure style and luxury.

Gigantic native stone boulders excavated from the property were crafted to form natural waterfalls flowing into the pool. North Shore breezes blow the fronds of a stately date palm tree above the pool. Tile inlays of starfish, conch, and scallop shells grace the bottom of the swimming pool. Pool seats as well as coral-stone steps are perfect for lounging and admiring the breathtaking ocean views. The columned Temple of the Winds veranda, which overlooks the pool provides 3 comfortable seating areas perfect for napping, doing needlepoint, or reading a good book.

Villa LaSusa exudes pure relaxation and enjoyment. Guests may have difficulty leaving the paradise of Villa LaSusa's Temple of the Winds veranda and pool area to partake in St. John's other alluring charms.

Villa LaSusa's 5 air-conditioned queen and king-sized bedroom suites are all beautifully designed yet different, each offering its own special charm and azure ocean view. Custom appointments and elegant furnishings grace the bedrooms, which offer private balconies or terraces with seating. The baths feature designer sinks complete with detailed sea life motif faucets. All baths have West Indian inlaid mosaic stone or coral showers and custom tile work. Two bedrooms in the Main House,  the Bay Suite and Garden Suites have kitchenettes with frig., coffee machine, microwave, etc.

Artisan designed stain glass windows, jacuzzis, outdoor native stone showers, wrought iron chandeliers, and wet bars are featured in some of the bedroom suites. For guests who desire to integrate intellectual work and play, the study features a wraparound mahogany desk, fax machine, mahogany cabinetry, and ample space for laptop computers and printers. But the array of French windows above the desk beckons the gaze to the wonders of the turquoise waters beyond.

The lower lawn serves as a perfect tropical setting for weddings or parties. Encompassed by elegant balustrades amid lush flowers and palm trees, the green lawn with spectacular ocean vistas will delight any bride and groom. Weddings of 50 persons or less are acceptable for an extra fee, subject to the consent of the owners and adequate supervision.

On a limited basis, a one bedroom cottage may be included with the rental of the main house, providing a 6th bedroom/ 8th bath and complete living facilities. The cottage features a large patio, living room, and kitchen upstairs and the bedroom and bath downstairs. 
The Cottage, which is adjacent to the main villa, is now reasonably camouflaged by mature landscaping from the main villa with reduced visibility between the two structures.The Cottage will be retained for use by a caretaker or the owner(s) on an as needed basis; thus, the Cottage may be occupied during certain guest occupancies. 

As reference points to locate the suites, please refer to picture numbers 49 to 53.
Master Bedrm. (Reef Suite)- located above swimming pool on mezzanine level. Library Bedrm. (Bridge Suite)- located above master bedrm on second level.. Coral Suite and Bay Suite bedrooms are located on second level above Great Room and Veranda areas. Garden Suite is located on lower level (identified by double french mahogany doors at lowest ground level). Cottage bedrm. suite is located adjacent to the main villa on the lower level (structure on right portion of photo) Total = Six (6) bedroom suites.

Villa LaSusa is designed for adult enjoyment. Strict adult supervision of any children will be expected and mandatory at all times.


PLEASE NOTE:  La Susa is rented on a per bedroom required weekly rate.  There is no prorating for less or more bedrooms permitted.  The maximum bedrooms needed will determine the weekly rate.

Bedroom Specs

  • King( 4 )
  • Queen( 1 )

Bathroom Specs

  • 7 Bathrooms


  • Maid Service ( 1 Days A Week )


  • Children : Welcome - infants or children over age 8
  • Pets : Not Permitted
  • Smoking : Not permitted


  • Air Conditioning ( Bedrooms )
  • Pool
  • Television
  • Stereo/Hi-Fi System
  • CD Player
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Cooler
  • Telephone
  • BBQ / Grill
  • Washer
  • Books
  • Games / Puzzles
  • Movie Collection
  • Wine Refrigerator / Cooler
  • Safe
  • Gated Entry ( Electronic )
  • Generator
  • Wet Bar
  • Satellite TV Service ( Dish Network )
  • Music Collection
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Jacuzzi
  • Wireless Internet

Rate Notes

  • Security Deposit: $1500
  • Additional cleaning fee may apply for stays of less than 7 nights.
  • 12.5% tax
  • NOTE: La Susa is rented on a per bedroom required weekly rate. There is no prorating for less or more bedrooms permitted. The maximum bedrooms needed will determine the weekly rate.
  • Rates in U.S. dollars.
  • Rates based on double occupancy per bedroom.
  • Weekly rate is equal to seven times the nightly rate unless noted above.
  • Rates subject to change without notice.
  • Holiday rates and date periods may vary. Holidays may include Christmas, New Year's, Thanksgiving, Easter, President's Day, etc.
  • Additional fees may apply. Call for details.

Rental Notes

  • The Cottage will be available only for the Xmas/New Year holidays and for specific periods as may be announced or on an inquiry by inquiry basis. The Cottage will be retained for use by a caretaker or the owner(s) on an as needed basis; thus, the Cottage may be occupied during certain guest occupancies. The Cottage, which is adjacent to the main villa, is now reasonably camouflaged by mature landscaping from the main villa nearly eliminating visibility between the two structures.
  • Transfers: Airport pick-up service or taxi to Redhook ferry dock. You will be greeted at the Cruz Bay ferry dock on St. John, taken to pick up your vehicle and then escorted to the villa.
  • Stays of less than 7 nights require a $200.00 cleaning fee.

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