Peace & Plenty
Peace & Plenty
“Villa Peace and Plenty” is a brand new (November 2006) spacious 3-level “villa with a magnificent view” located on St. John’s exclusive North Shore. Most of the livings areas are on the main level. The villa consists of 3 buildings that stretch more than 130 feet and are tied together with decks and covered walkways and a gazebo. You park just outside the door and enter onto the pool deck. The great room and two bedrooms are on the left of the pool and the outdoor living area and two more bedrooms are right of the pool. A hallway off the great room leads to the lower left bedroom, while the upper left bedroom is accessed by exterior stairs. The right pair of bedrooms is beyond the outdoor living area (lanai) with each of the two bedrooms being a half level below or above the pool deck level. A game room with a ping pong table is on the lower level.
The name “Peace and Plenty” is an accurate description of the setting – plenty of peacefulness and tranquility and plenty of privacy. You’re located 480 feet above Cinnamon Bay and the views of Jost Van Dyke in the distance and Whistling Cay, Mary Point and the National Park in the foreground are absolutely gorgeous. Cinnamon Bay and Trunk Bay lie below you and offer excellent swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, wind surfing, sunning and stress free relaxation. It’s a 10-15 minute drive from Cruz Bay and the last 1/2 mile is a bumpy dirt road intended to discourage tourists from exploring this quiet neighborhood.
As for the villa itself, the photos leave no doubt that “Peace and Plenty” is a spacious, beautiful, and very comfortable luxury villa. Everything about this villa is appealing; from the bedrooms to the great room to the outdoor living area, this is a very tasteful home with a distinct sense of island elegance. “Peace and Plenty” is an excellent vacation home for families or for 1-4 couples, and this romantic and beautiful setting is also well suited for honeymooners and lovers. If your travel plans include more than 8 people, “Peace and Plenty” together with “Cinnamon Bay Estate,” offers two stunning world-class villas within walking distance of each other.
The gorgeous kitchen is defined by granite, mahogany, and lovely views seen through arched windows that run the length of the kitchen. A granite and mahogany bar/counter that seats 4 separates the kitchen from the living room. Behind the bar is a gourmet kitchen with custom built mahogany cabinets, granite countertops, a 5-burner gas stove and oven, large refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, icemaker, microwave, toaster, blender, coffee maker, and abundant cookware and dinnerware. A half moon bar (below) with bar chairs is off the kitchen and opens to the pool deck through a window.
You enter the 600 sq/ft great room through screened sliding pocket doors. The great room has a handsome, classic Caribbean look with tiled floors, beamed cathedral ceilings with track lighting, and custom built mahogany furniture and cabinets. A 42” cable HD plasma TV/DVD and stereo/CD provide the electronic entertainment.
One of the most popular design features in an island home is a lanai (outdoor living/dining area), such as that found in the very popular villa Rapture. Peace and Plenty takes great advantage of its lovely setting with its comfortable 500 sq/ft lanai. This is more than a deck with furniture; it’s an outdoor living area with comfortable furniture and a 10 person dining table that sit under a large gazebo that protects you from the sun and the occasion island shower. From the lanai you look through columned arches at the beautiful views of Jost Van Dyke and the unspoiled National Park. The half bath is just off the lanai, as is the gas grill.
The four air conditioned bedrooms are equal in size (about 225 sq/ft) and each includes a private balcony or deck and an elegant granite and mahogany tiled bath. All the bedrooms include custom built mahogany 4-poster king beds that look out at the romantic views.