Elysium is located on the Fish Bay side of the peninsula that separates Fish Bay from Reef Bay, on the south shore of St John. As you can see in Photo 2, Elysium sits by itself in a private and quiet location that is on a side road that is off the dead end road that goes to Reef Bay. Much of the Reef Bay/Fish Bay peninsula is National Park and it is a 5-10 minute hike through parklands to a secluded National park beach where you are likely to be the only people on the beach.
Elysium sits about 100 feet up the eastern hill that overlooks Fish Bay. It faces south-south west with colorful and scenic water views, gentle tropical breezes and all day sun. The views from Elysium sweep more than 180 degrees from south to north and include Ditliff Point, the Caribbean Sea, Fish Bay, and the hills surrounding Fish Bay. Cruz Bay is a 10-15 minute drive on paved roads, except for 1/2 mile of dirt road in Fish Bay.
With its air conditioning throughout, pool, coral stone sun deck, lovely views, and privacy, this is an excellent choice as a romantic retreat for honeymooners or lovers. The villa is a also paradise for nature lovers with excellent bird watching and frequent deer sightings. This is also a great home for a small family or 2 couples who value that away from it all feeling.
Elysium is a 2000+ sq/ft, 2-level villa that was completed in January of 2007. You park on the upper level and enter into the great room with a cathedral ceiling, travertine floors and central air conditioning. The great room contains a stainless kitchen with travertine countertops, a dining area with a table for 4, a full bath and the living area. Screened sliding glass doors from the living area open to a wrap around antique brick covered deck with colorful views of Fish Bay and beyond.
Exterior brick stairs lead down to the lower level where there are two bedrooms, two baths and another wrap around covered patio. The 20ft. x 20ft. pool is six steps below the bedrooms and is surrounded by a 400 sq. ft. coral stone (non skid) sun deck with deck furniture, and sun from mid-morning till late in the afternoon. This is a great villa for sun lovers, but the covered decks also allow you to relax outside in the shade. The washer and dryer are located in a utility room below the bedrooms.
LIVING/DINING/KITCHEN. The cook’s kitchen has travertine floors and countertops and is fully equipped, including a professional stainless steel dual-fuel stove and oven, s/s refrigerator/freezer, s/s dishwasher, and a microwave, blender, toaster, coffeemaker, cookware, etc. There is a washer/dryer on the lower level below the bedrooms. A Webber grill is on the deck and you may dine either inside at the table for four or on the deck at a table for six. Entertainment is provided by and flat screen HDTV, DVD, VCR and CD stereo with ipod dock.
BEDROOMS. The bedrooms both have king beds, a/c, ceiling fans, luxurious travertine baths and showers, TV, DVD, VCR and stereo systems. Both bedrooms open to covered antique brick patios and have beautiful views. The slightly larger master bedroom overlooks the pool, Fish Bay and the Caribbean Sea beyond. The second bedroom is nestled in the treetops and offers unspoiled views of Fish Bay and the adjoining wild natural landscape.