Coco de Mer
Coco de Mer
Villa Coco de Mer, overlooking one of the most beautiful and dramatic ocean views in the world, is one of the Caribbean’s most magnificent private villas. Designed in a Greco-Roman architectural style, Coco de Mer’s palatial qualities are accented with grand Doric columns and an amphitheater that leads to a romantic semicircular 50 ft pool. Located at the exclusive gated community of Peter Bay Estate, Coco de Mer is appointed in 5 star elegance and surrounded by the majesty of pristine St. John beaches and tropical panoramas. Coco de Mer is secluded, private, and tranquil, yet only minutes away from Cruz Bay restaurants and activities.
Coco De Mer is located in the upper row of homes that stretches across the small north shore neighbor of Peter Bay. It’s about a 5-minute walk from your villa to the white sands and turquoise waters of Peter Bay Beach. Peter Bay is one of the few parcels of pristine north shore land that was not deeded over to the National Park by Lawrence Rockefeller in the 1950s, and today it remains tranquil, peaceful, private and exceptionally scenic, surrounded as it is on all sides by National Park forests, waters and reefs.
The Peter Bay gated community homes all have deeded access to the beach at Peter Bay, which is located between the National Park beaches at Trunk Bay and Cinnamon Bay and is very similar to these world class, exceptionally beautiful beaches. The fine white sand and usually calm turquoise waters of this exquisite beach provide excellent swimming and good snorkeling. On a perfect beach day in February the National park beaches will host hundreds of people, but it’s rare to see even a handful of people on Peter Bay (it’s privately owned). The gorgeous views from Coco De Mer look north and east and include the lush mountains of the north shore of St. John, Cinnamon, Maho and Francis Bays, Whistling Cay, and Great Thatch and Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. It’s a 5-10 minute, incredibly picturesque drive to the three restaurants at the acclaimed Caneel Bay Resort, and another 5-10 minute drive to the captivating restaurants, shops and groceries in the fun loving, delightful town of Cruz Bay.
Coco De Mer is a spacious (approximately 7,000 sq/ft), beautiful estate house that consists of three buildings; a 2-level great house, a 2-level guesthouse to the west of the great house, and a private 1-level guesthouse to the east. You enter from above and descend to a stone courtyard and the upper level of the great house, which contains the kitchen, living and dining rooms plus a powder room. French doors on the upper level open to a spacious covered deck that is framed by Doric columns. Covered stairs lead to 2 bedrooms and a full (6th) bath on the lower (pool) level of the great house. A path leads through a small garden area to the semi-secluded 1-bedroom east guesthouse. Two more bedrooms with superb views are located in the west guesthouse at the edge of the pool. The large 50 foot pool is on the lower level and the 4-person hot tub is just below the pool in a romantic garden setting. A most distinctive architectural feature of this gorgeous home is the terraced area that descends from the upper level to the pool. This is actually a tiled amphitheater that overlooks the pool and has built in seating, a pair of Bose outdoor speakers and a central mosaic. This beautiful feature makes Coco de Mer a superb home for weddings, and family and corporate events.
The Guest Pavilion houses the Master Bedroom, and Bedroom 2. The Guest Pavilion and Great House are connected via the top level walkway of the amphitheater decorated with blooming orchids and desert roses. Two sets of stairs lead to the 50 foot pool, the hot tub, and the lower level bedrooms. Beautiful tropical gardens grace the Coco de Mer grounds.The walking trail to beautiful Peter Bay Beach, exclusive to the Peter Bay community, begins at the gardens below the pool.
The living, dining and kitchen areas occupy the entire upper level of the great house. Tiled floors, vaulted beamed ceilings and rich hardwoods define this generous area. French doors open to a sizeable balcony that provides magnificent views and seems like an outdoor extension of the living area. The centerpiece of the living room is the entertainment center with satellite TV/VCR/CD and a music and movie collection. The interior dining table is a handcrafted mahogany table that seats 10 and there is additional exterior dining. The elegant and completely equipped kitchen is filled with rich mahogany cabinetry that is accented by ceramic counter tiles. The kitchen appliances and hardware is all high quality and includes a stainless steel gas grill, refrigerator/freezer with ice maker and dishwasher. A gas barbeque grill, washer/dryer and a fax and answering machine are also included.
All of Coco De Mer’s bedrooms have king beds and are air conditioned (one of the lower great house bedrooms has a set of twin beds that convert to a king), and all have French doors that open to views, decks or balconies. The bedrooms are all of approximate equal size and quality, although the west guesthouse bedrooms have the preferred balconies and views. All bedrooms have a satellite TV/VCR and a tiled bath and shower and all are attractively furnished and accessorized.
This gorgeous home was designed to accommodate guests in near equal luxury and comfort. Coco de Mer is a 5 bedroom home that gives 5 couples plenty of privacy and space, while also providing elegant and relaxing common areas for everyone to be together. With the amphitheater overlooking the pool and the gorgeous north shore views, this is also a home that is designed for, and highly recommended for functions such as weddings or parties.
Coco De Mer can be expanded to 6 or 7 bedrooms; each of the additional bedrooms is in Gatehouse 2 , which offers two self-contained 1BR suites Gatehouse Lower and Gatehouse Upper, each with private entrance (approx 1000 sq ft). Each suite offer upscale amenities including separate living rooms, air-conditioned bedrooms with king sized beds, spacious bathrooms, ceiling fans, hot tubs (2), and outdoor grill (1).
Coco De Mer is beautifully and abundantly landscaped and the tropical landscaping and the upper tier location give Coco a sense of privacy and seclusion, yet the delights of Cruz Bay are only a 10-15 minute drive and the restaurants at the renown Caneel Bay Resort are an even closer, 5-10 minute drive – of course, depending on how often you stop to gaze at the truly spectacular and dramatic views.