Reef Side Villa is located on a lushly landscaped waterfront lot on Chocolate Hole Harbor. Reef Side Villa occupies a one plus acre lot and shares a very unique private beach with its neighbor on the left. This is a peaceful and seemingly away-from-it-all location where the mature landscaping and large lot create clothing optional privacy and delightful peace and quiet. A private path (a very easy 1-2 minute walk) leads to some good snorkeling, swimming and kayaking in the calm 82 degree waters of Chocolate Hole Harbor. Your view looks to the east- southeast with sailboats floating peacefully in the harbor. This is a sun lover’s villa with sun on your spacious pool deck most of the day. It’s an easy 5 minute drive into Cruz Bay, and the spa, restaurants and beach at the Westin Resort are a 10 minute walk or a 2 minute drive.
Reef Side Villa is a spacious and elegant multi level villa where all the bedrooms are on different levels from the living areas, thereby providing a very distinct sense of privacy for multiple guests. To enter the villa, you park on the upper (3rd) level and enter through a gated entrance. A well landscaped walkway leads past the two upper level bedrooms and down to the main (2nd) level, which contains the living room dining room, the kitchen and a 500 sq/ft covered deck that runs the length of the living and dining rooms. Exterior stairs lead down a half level to the poolside cabana bedroom and then down another half level to the main house bedroom and the handsome office. The oversized pool and spacious sun deck are three steps below the main house bedroom and the office. The path to the beach is accessed from the pool deck and it is an easy walk to the man made private beach that offers very good sunning, swimming and snorkeling.
LIVING & DINING ROOMS. Terra cotta tiled floors, a 17 foot beamed cathedral ceiling and gorgeous arched mahogany doors and windows create a classic Caribbean ambiance in the rich living room. This traditional setting is enhanced by handsome and comfortable mahogany cushioned furniture, and artifacts and works of art from around the world, with an emphasis on Africa art. The living room includes comfortable seating for 10, a 36” Sony satellite TV/DVD with four speaker surround sound, high speed DSL internet and an iPod dock
The centerpiece of the formal dining room is an elegant chandelier and a mahogany table that seats 8 – 10 persons on cushioned chairs. There is a built in bar with a mini fridge and arched mahogany doors open to a covered deck that runs the length of the dining room. A gas barbeque grill is outside the dining room.
KITCHEN & OFFICE. This chef’s kitchen combines both beauty and functionality. Black polished granite countertops, mahogany cabinets and terra cotta tiled floors provide the beauty. The functionality is provided by a 6-burner gas range with griddle in the middle and double ovens and hood, side by side s/s refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, double sink, blender, toaster, coffeemaker, food processor and an island/bar that seats four.
The 300 sq/ft air conditioned office is on the pool level and is the finest home office we have seen in an island rental home. It includes a large mahogany desk and comfortable seating for six, plus a copier/fax machine and telephone. Definitely a great place to work and you’re just steps from the pool.
BEDROOMS. All five bedrooms are private and quiet because each is located in a separate building. All the bedrooms have king beds and air conditioning, and each includes a tasteful, and distinctive décor, and all include terra cotta tiled floors, a TV/DVD and a handsome bathroom with mahogany cabinets and marble tiles accented by antique brick. The two upper level guest bedrooms are on the third (uppermost) level and are separated by a tiled breakfast patio. Both are oversized (260 sq/ft) with a 15 ft beamed cathedral ceiling and a small balcony with harbor views. The very private master bedroom is also on the 3rd level, but you must enter the main house to access the master. The master bedroom is also larger than the guest bedrooms and naturally it has the best views. The pool cabana bedroom is located in a separate building (cabana) a half level above the pool. It also has a beamed cathedral ceiling and a small balcony. The fourth bedroom is the largest of all the guest bedrooms and is located 3 steps above the pool deck on the ground level of the main house.
Reef Side Villa is recommended for families or multiple couples who desire to vacation together while still maintaining a strong sense of privacy.