Rara Avis is a thoroughly charming and rare 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath beachfront villa located in an exceptionally lovely and peaceful setting in Hart Bay. A total remodeling and expansive rebuilding of Rara was completed in 1997 and the result is an uncommonly beautiful home that offers outstanding island elegance, privacy and spacious comfort for up to 8 persons. Rara consists of 3 buildings: the Great House with 2 bedrooms and 2 master bedroom cabanas on either side of the Great House. They connect with the pool by way of gardens, patios and walkways. Native stonework, exposed beam cathedral ceilings, terra cotta tiled floors, private and cozy decks and patios, designer furniture and artwork, lush tropical landscaping and a picture postcard setting combine to create an immensely enjoyable island home. A 3-5 minute walk down a private path leads to the 83 degree crystal clear waters of Hart Bay Beach
LIVING/DINING/KITCHEN. The artistic living and dining rooms are furnished with a combination of antiques and designer bamboo furniture that blends comfort and function with beauty. From either room screened sliding glass doors open to warm breezes, a spacious deck and sweeping views of the south shore National Park. A cable color TV and VCR and a stereo/cassette/CD with wall mounted speakers provide the entertainment. Dine inside at the stately mahogany table seating 6 – 8, or outside on the sheltered garden patio.
The kitchen is modern and well equipped. It includes a 4 burner stove and oven, dishwasher, microwave, blender, coffee maker, toaster and a fine selection of dinnerware, cookware, and serverware.
BEDROOMS.The 2 large master bedrooms (2 queens) are located in separate cabanas that offer exceptional privacy, lovely views and an intimate setting. The 2 guest bedrooms (twins that convert to a king) are located on the lower level the Great House and also offer romantic ocean views. Each cabana includes a tiled bath and a private deck or patio that is perfect for morning coffee and other quiet moments. The guest bedrooms share a bath and the fourth bath is located off the kitchen in the Great House.
DISTANCE TO. Cruz Bay (town): 2 miles; Swimming/snorkeling: 0 miles; Restaurants/nightlife: 1-2 miles; National Park beaches: 2-3 miles; Groceries: 1 mile
Rara is located in an unusually quiet and private seaside setting where shimmering moonlight, warm tradewinds, mesmerizing views and the background sounds of breaking surf weave a totally relaxing almost magical atmosphere.