Ilios in St John is one of the few favored homes that occupy the south – southwest facing shore of Hart Bay. Hart Bay is a picturesque, semi secluded cove on the south shore of St. John, about a 5 – 10 minute drive from Cruz Bay. Ilios is the next to the last villa on a dead end road, so there is almost no traffic in this peaceful corner of paradise. The views looking south are of the multi colored waters of Hart Bay and the Caribbean. The sun deck and pool receive all day sun.
Ilios was designed as a modern interpretation of an old Greek villa, combining the grace, beauty and colors of classic Mediterranean architecture with the comforts and conveniences of a present-day tropical home. In keeping with this theme, the centerpiece of this lovely villa is an open courtyard surrounded on 3 sides by pavilions (buildings), with a delightful sundeck and pool on the southern side of the quadrangle. Most of the living areas are on the ground level, and only one bedroom, accessed by exterior stairs, is on the upper level.
LIVING. The main house contains the handsome great room that includes the living/dining and kitchen areas. With its rustic stone arches and light filled soaring ceilings, white walls, Mediterranean blue trim and restful views, the great room is the very definition of serenity. If you wish to supplement nature’s music, a cable color TV/VCR/DVD, and a stereo/cassette/CD and high speed internet access are provided.
You may dine outside under the hibiscus arbor at a teak table for 6, or dine in the Great Room at an antique table for 6. It is a difficult choice. A gas barbecue grill, telephone, and washer/dryer are included.
The kitchen is completely equipped and opens wide to the courtyard and the living area.
Included are a gas 4 burner stove and oven, dishwasher, microwave, blender, coffee maker, etc.
BEDROOMS. The master bedroom (king) overlooks the hibiscus garden and the pool. This charming private retreat includes a private bath with a garden shower and a private deck. A young child’s alcove with a small bunk bed is conveniently annexed to the master bedroom, making this a joy for parents with a young child.
The spacious guest bedroom (king) also has a private bath, garden shower and views of the courtyard garden and the Caribbean. The 2nd floor guest bedroom (queen) also has an attached private bath. A tiled deck has been added to this bedroom, which is a delightful place for morning coffee while watching the sun rise, or a glass of wine while watching cruise ships en route to other Caribbean destinations.