An escapist’s dream...a world away, yet convenient to everything

An escapist’s dream...a world away, yet convenient to everything




Jul 2011

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2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4
2 Bathrooms

About our home

Tucked into an emerald green hillside, lies a very special property. Only a quick 5 minute drive takes you to the world renowned beaches of St. John. Ram Head trail, Salt Pond beach and the solitude of the East End are reachable within fifteen minutes, as are some of the best hiking trails on St. John. Both casual and fine dining as well as provisions are close at hand in Coral Bay. Cruz Bay lies just a few minutes more away.

Winsome House, a no smoking villa, is nestled into the hillside 500 feet above sea level. Enjoying cool breezes and sweeping views of the Caribbean guests can relax in complete privacy and quietude.

This enchanting Caribbean home offers state of the art conveniences including air conditioning, cable television, high speed WiFi, 40 inch flat screen HDTV and BluRay player with iPod dock...but there is so much more. Built in the elegant style of historic plantation homes, this villa is as beautiful as it is functional.

The inviting Great House provides interior dining and entertainment spaces, which open through handcrafted custom mahogany doors to a beautiful covered gallery for savoring an al fresco meal while enjoying the incredible ocean views. Island ambiance is reflected throughout with designer furnishings, hand selected for both beauty and guest comfort.

Immediately adjacent to the Great House is the two story bedroom unit housing two equal and elegant bedrooms and baths,ensuring privacy and independence for all guests. The lower king bedroom opens onto the main deck and the pool area through two mahogany French doors. The large shower with view to the sea opens onto a private brick and native stone patio.

A wide stone staircase leads to the master bedroom above also furnished with king bed. The master bedroom has its own private, covered deck with peerless views of Bordeaux Mountain, Coral Bay and the valley below. The en suite bath offers a shower with exposure to the Caribbean and the tropical gardens to the East. Both bedrooms pamper the guests with high quality bedding a bath linens to delight and soothe after a long day at the beach.

Custom mahogany kitchen cabinetry stocked with Villeroy & Boch dinnerware and Calphalon cookware and cutlery will please even the most discriminating chef. A carved wooden table provides an elegant dining experience when weather dictates.

Step outside onto the large ipe teak deck and enjoy a cool dip in the pool which is furnished with a solar cover to keep the water temperature balmy year round. Colorful, professionally maintained tropical gardens surround Winsome House and watching hummingbirds dart from flower to flower could become a new pastime. Both sun and shade areas beckon for lounging, with unobstructed views of the turquoise Caribbean, Bordeaux Mountain, and the islands and bays below making it very, very hard to leave this magical spot.


More about us

  1. A retired high tech entrepreneur, my wife and I have sailed extensively in the Antilles before settling for a second home on St. John, USVI, our favorite island.

  2. We love to travel and have spent considerable time in France learning the language, hiking and making friends.

  3. We enjoy both wild and ancient places and the people and beauty we find there.

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Where is it?


Buzzy restaurants
Miss Lucy's (Great for lunch/Sunday brunch), Caneel Bay Resort, Morgan's Mango, Aqua Bistro, Zozo's
Cool bars
Caneel Bay Resort, Zozo's, The Beach Bar
Cozy cafés
Bordeaux Mountain Cafe (for lunch and the view), Sun Dog Cafe (Mongoose Junction)
Retail therapy
Mongoose Junction, Charlotte Amelie (St. Thomas)
Bit of culture
National Park Service Island Tours: Indians, Pirates and Sugar Plantations.
Walks in the park
Two thirds of St. John is US national park laced with hiking trails. Our favorites are Ram Head Trail, Peace Hill Trail, and Reef Bay Trail
Spot of exercise
Johnny Horn Trail, Reef Bay Trail, tennis at the Weston Resort, miles of beaches to swim and snorkel..
Day tripping
Day trip to the Baths on Virgin Gorda (BVIs), Shopping and dining in Charlotte Amelie (St. Thomas), Scuba with Caneel Bay Resort and the Weston Resort.

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