|Location||St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands|
|Location Region||Atop Maria's Bluff, southeast|
|Bedroom Specs||4 kings, 2 twins, + 2 single (twin) daybeds in the billiard room|
|Bathroom Specs||Steam shower in master bath|
|Pool Specs||17' x 37' x 3' - 8' deep with a shallow Baja ledge for tanning and toddlers, with a 14’ x 10’ semicircular built-in hot tub that accommodates 12 persons|
|Nearest Beach||Great Cruz Bay Beach at Westin Resort|
|Maid Service Frequency||daily hotel-type maid service is included in your rental rate.|
|Smoking||Not permitted in the house. Outside only.|
|Square Footage||Interior 5180 + exterior 6500 = TOTAL: 11,680 sq. ft.|
Description of Kismet
As of January 3, 2015, Kismet will not be available - as it is under a long term rental agreement.
Kismet is located on the summit of Maria's Bluff, offering breathtaking 360-degree views of sunrise and sunset, and encompassing vistas of Chocolate Hole, Great Cruz Bay, St. Thomas, and on clear days, St. Croix beyond. This property sets a superlative standard among St. John's luxury villas. This spacious and fully-screened home is beautifully designed and executed with a sumptuous Moroccan flair and luxuriously furnished with your comfort in mind.
Situated behind an electronic gate, Kismet offers three fully air-conditioned pavilions with five bedroom/bath suites in two pavilions, and the Great Room pavilion encompassing separate living and dining areas, a movie theater and a gourmet kitchen.
The master bedroom pavilion features a sitting room, bedroom and bath with a steam shower and bathtub. The next two bedrooms are situated in Kismet's second poolside pavilion, with a few stairs leading down to a second breezy patio set with a Moroccan fountain; two more bedrooms/bath suites and an air-conditioned billiard room with two single daybeds, wet bar and full bath adjoin.
All three pavilions open into a just-remodeled tiled courtyard with a sparkling pool and hot tub that sits 12, enjoying magnificent views of St. Thomas in the blue distance. Take a stroll off the courtyard along a path that winds through the enticing, lush gardens planted with exotic date palms, majestic royal palms, tropical flowers and fruits, set with a magnificent gazebo and small private seating areas for quiet moments.
Located above the master bedroom pavilion via a staircase, the Sun Room features spectacular long-distance views of the pool courtyard and miles beyond to the horizon through its open arches. Seating banquettes within this scenic aerie are strewn with colorful, plush cushions from which to enjoy sunsets, cocktails and cooling tradewinds.
Kismet's screening room, perhaps the only home theater on St. John, features armchair seating for 10 persons and a 65-inch LED-HD screen and a collection of 1,500 movies to watch.
Stunning custom woodwork throughout this incredible villa adds to Kismet's privileged aura. All of Kismet's bedrooms offer satellite television with Blu-ray DVD players and internet access, but if you don't bring your laptop, a computer with printer is available in the main living area for easy access to your email. Kismet sets the benchmark in the U.S. Virgin Islands for luxury, and offers an unprecedented level of attentive and special service to villa guests' needs and desires - unequivocally, five stars plus!
ABOUT SPECIAL OCCASIONS: Kismet has 5000 square feet of indoor space and another 6,000 square feet of beautiful outdoor space for your enjoyment and relaxation. During your stay, Kismet is available for small social events such as corporate retreats, seminars, small weddings, important birthday and anniversary celebrations, family reunions and other such events allowed within Kismet's Rules + Regulations (SEE RENTAL NOTES BELOW). Many enjoyable receptions at Kismet have been held, including birthdays, weddings and other celebrations. Kismet guests may do the same, within limits, provided that McLaughlin Anderson Luxury Villas is informed in advance (preferably at the time of the booking), of the planned reception, party or social gathering, and provided that certain restrictions to protect the neighborhood community are completely observed.
Kismet's Screening Room has a maximum clarity 65-inch LED-HD screen, 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound system, 10 plush reclining theater seats + Blu-ray DVD players, plus over 1,500 movies which can be screened via an iPad app. When browsing, you can search for reviews,trailers, directors and actors. A 32-inch LED flat-screen satellite TV with Blu-ray DVD player in all 5 bedrooms, a 50-inch plasma screen satellite TV with a Blu-ray DVD player + Wii console in billiard room, plus flat-screen satellite TVs in the kitchen, living room and dining room. Kismet also has a 4-zone indoor/outdoor music system with a CD player, iPod dock + a feed for satellite radio stations, including Sirius, plus AirPlay for wireless play of your personal iTunes library. Kismet also has a CD music collection, books and games; a Dell computer with satellite internet access in living area, wired + wireless broadband internet connection in every bedroom for laptops + a printer, fax machine + answering machine. A/C throughout this villa. Gourmet kitchen has state-of-the-art appliances including gas cooktop + icemaker. Dry bar in living room; wet bar + dart board in Billiard Room; outdoor gas grill. Master suite's bath has a steam feature in the shower. Each bedroom has a safe for valuables, 2 Kismet bathrobes, 2 pair Kismet slippers + a hair dryer. Wooden baby crib, portable crib, highchair, stroller + car seat available for small children. Octagonal gazebo with sunset view. Automatic generator; hammock, pool toys, beach chairs + beach bags; dishwasher, 2 laundries + electronic entry gate. Direct connection to Kismet's Estate Managers, and room-to-room connection from each room's telephone.
Kismet's helpful Property Estate Managers, Adrian & Michelle, live in a separate apartment to the side of the property, and is on call there to assist you with anything you might need, including island information, daily trips, dinner reservations, babysitting, travel arrangements and other concierge services, and to answer your questions - but your total privacy within Kismet is completely assured.
Please, no smoking inside Kismet, except for inside the Billiard Room (the only room at Kismet where smoking is permitted.)
TransfersALSO INCLUDED IN KISMET'S RENTAL RATES: One complimentary round-trip transfer FOR KISMET GUESTS from the St. Thomas airport to the National Park Dock in Cruz Bay, St. John: A private air-conditioned taxi van with a professional driver will meet your incoming flight at the St. Thomas airport (or at any other pre-arranged location on St. Thomas), and drive you in air-conditioned comfort to the Water Taxi dock in Red Hook on St. Thomas, where a private water taxi will take you directly to St. John's National Park dock. There you will be met by Kismet's Estate Manager in Kismet's private customized Tundra safari wagon; he will assist you with your rental vehicles (if we have not already arranged for your rental cars to be at the villa), and will escort you to Kismet and get you settled. Only one (1) transfer over to St. John and back to St. Thomas's airport is included; should your group have multiple arrivals, additional transfers can be arranged, well in advance, at your expense. PLEASE NOTE that your arrival information is required at least 4 weeks prior to your arrival on St. John, in order to ensure that these high-demand transfer services can be reserved and provided to you.
Kismet Rental Cars
COMPLIMENTARY RENTAL VEHICLE DELIVERY AND RETURN, JUST FOR KISMET GUESTS: If you rent your St. John vehicles from Kismet's car rental accommodation through McLaughlin Anderson Luxury Villas your rental vehicles will be delivered to Kismet just before your arrival, and you will be met at the Cruz Bay, St. John National Park Service dock by Kismet's Estate Manager. Kismet's safari wagon and/or a private van will chauffeur you directly to Kismet, and all your luggage will be handled for you. When you depart, the private van or safari wagon will take you to the ferry dock - no need to spend precious vacation time returning your rental cars yourselves! To book a Kismet car and receive this very special and exclusive arrangement at no charge, please contact Jamaica Hamilton, our Concierge, at McLaughlin Anderson Luxury Villas weekdays, 1-800-537-6246, or email her at email@example.com for full details of rates and models available with your Kismet rental. THIS CAR RENTAL ACCOMMODATION IS SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY of CARS, SO BE SURE TO BOOK YOUR KISMET RENTAL CARS AT THE SAME TIME YOU BOOK KISMET, particularly during the very busy winter season! Again, we must have your arrival information at least 4 weeks prior to your arrival, in order to reserve your cars!
Weddings and Parties
*KISMET IS AVAILABLE FOR WEDDINGS, PARTIES + SOCIAL GATHERINGS for up to 60 guests maximum. Social events may only be held at Kismet as part of a seven-night minimum villa rental at the full villa rate. You may have up to 12 guests in your party staying and sleeping at Kismet; your agent or event planner can arrange lodging for additional guests at St. John hotels or inns, such as the nearby Westin Resort. SEE KISMET RATES FOR WEEKLY RATES. Kismet's standard refundable security deposit is $1500. For all weddings, parties and social gatherings held at Kismet, an additional $3000 refundable social event damage deposit is also payable (although you should expect that clean-up, septic system maintenance, other repairs and replacing missing or broken items may utilize a significant portion of this $3,000 social event deposit. Receipts as well as a list of expenses applied to this social event deposit will be furnished upon your written request). McLaughlin Anderson Luxury Villas requires that you give us, well in advance, complete details of all your wedding or party plans, including names and contact information for wedding personnel and/or catering persons or event planners who will be at this villa for your function... this information must be provided to us as part of your rental Terms & Conditions, as part of the Kismet Rules + Regulations for Social Gatherings (see below). Guests will be held completely responsible for any damages, missing items, and will be charged if their caterer/chef does not complete a full clean-up of the villa property inside and outside, including removing all trash from the property. Please ask to see complete details and our agreement for these functions.
KISMET'S RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR SOCIAL GATHERINGS OF OVER 20 PERSONS: Kismet is one of the prime places chosen for rental and for renters hosting social events on St. John because of its site, the sunset and sunrise views, the ambience of the villa itself, and the number of persons it can accommodate. Because Kismet is in a residential neighborhood, every effort must be made to reduce noise and its impact on Kismet's neighbors. If you wish to host such an event at Kismet, the following Rules and Regulations must be closely observed:
In an effort to reduce noise and discomfort for the neighbors and to reduce wear and tear to the villa, Kismet will accommodate no more than 60 persons at any event. Maximum overnight occupancy by no more than 12 persons must be observed at all times.
- If a band is hired for any social event, the band must play only acoustic instruments. Electronic instruments, outdoor speakers and amplifiers are prohibited.
- All outdoor music must end by 9:30 pm (indoor music with a dance floor available can continue with all windows closed and the air conditioning on).
- Kismet kindly requests also that efforts be made to reduce any other loud outdoor noise after 9:30 pm., including noisy conversation.
- Your social event or reception itself, with any gathering of non-Kismet guests, must end by 10 pm. latest.
- All traffic coming and going from Kismet must make an extra effort not to disturb neighbors. No cars or taxis should park in, nor turn in, any neighbor's driveway.
Unplanned events are not recommended and will likely be disallowed by Kismet Management if deemed a possible annoyance to neighbors. These weddings and any other social events are allowed totally by the decision of, and the responsibility of, the renter, and if applicable, their wedding or event planner. Kismet itself is not in the business of planning, creating or executing such social events.