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Rara Avis

The view from Rara Avis sweeps past Hart Bay and down the southern coast of St. John
The view from Rara Avis sweeps past Hart Bay and down the southern coast of St. John
This is your wake up view
This is a villa where you feel a part of the sea, like on a boat, but without the uncomfortable motion
Colorful tropical landscaping and a picture postcard setting combine to create a classic island villa
Your first view of the great house as you descend the Mongoose stairway
The south deck of the great house
The pool and its sun deck are quite private
Are you ready for a swim?
Looking from the dining room into the living room
The great room has been artistically altered to resemble a centuries old Tuscan villa
Looking into the great room from the sun deck
Looking out at the view from the living room
The dining room also mirrors the Tuscan look
Looking out at the view from the dining room
The kitchen
The west (right) bedroom cabana
The west (right) bedroom cabana
The east (left) bedroom cabana
The interior view of the left cabana
The pillow view from the left cabana
The pillow view from the lower right bedroom in the main house
The pillow view from the lower left bedroom in the main house
A flattering close up view of Hart Bay Beach on a calm day
Hart Bay
Holiday Rental House -
4 Bedrooms , 4 Bathrooms , Sleeps 8
Cruz Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
Rara Avis consists of three distinct buildings – a 2-level stone great house, plus a master bedroom cabana on the left (east) and another on the right (west) side of the great house. You park above the great house and descend a stone stairway into a sheltered garden courtyard on the leeward side of the great house. The upper level of the great house contains the great room with the living, dining and kitchen areas, plus a half bath, and a laundry room. In the great room you’ll find native stonework, exposed beam cathedral ceilings, terra cotta tiled floors, bamboo furniture, and native artwork. On the south side of the great house is a 450 sq/ft tiled sun deck where the views are magnificent. Two sets of exterior stairs lead down to the two bedrooms, shared bath and deck on the lower level of the great house. The pool and its sun deck are... Read more
About the Manager, Caribbean Villas of St John
Languages spoken: English
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Listed since : May 2012
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  • Internet Access
  • Queen Beds:(2)
  • Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Single Beds:(4)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Unknown type bathrooms (4)
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    4 Unknown types
    4 Twins
    2 Kings
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Default 7 nights
14 Apr 2018 -
14 Dec 2018
Off Season 2018
7 nights
15 Dec 2018 -
21 Dec 2018
In Season
7 nights
22 Dec 2018 -
6 Jan 2019
Christmas/New Years
7 nights
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  • Damage Deposit: $706 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighbourhood
Rara Avis is located on an oversized lot in the southwest corner of Hart Bay, which is 1/4 mile east of Great Cruz Bay, on the south coast of St. John. The setting gives this villa an excellent degree of privacy and tranquility. Rara is the last villa on a private drive so there is no vehicle traffic or noise; the only sound you’ll hear in this villa is the music of small waves breaking on the beach below you and the music on your iPod. It is blessedly peaceful and quiet, yet only minutes from Cruz Bay. Rara is truly a place where you are indulged with the basic elements of Caribbean life – sun, sea, moonlit sky, lush vegetation and the trade winds. The house faces southeast and the sun shines on your decks from early morning to late in the afternoon. The beautiful 180 degree view sweeps f... more
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