Presidio del Mar Specs
|Villa Name||Presidio del Mar|
|Location||St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands|
|Location Region||Peter Bay, on St. John's north shore|
|Bedroom Specs||6 kings (*Please see Rental Notes, below, regarding use of the Mongoose Suite)|
|Bathroom Specs||+ 2 powder rooms. All Suites have both an indoor and an alfresco garden shower (except Jumbie Suite, which has an indoor shower only); Workout Room has an alfresco shower just outside. Poolside outdoor shower. Master Suite has a bathtub.|
|Pool Specs||30' x 15' x 3'-6.5' deep, + built-in hot tub|
|Nearest Beach||Walk 200 feet to Peter Bay Beach via a paved stone stairway|
|Children Welcome||Yes - Owners MAY require a nanny depending on the number of children + their ages - please inquire. A notarized liability waiver is required for all children under 16 years, please.|
|Maid Service Frequency||Seven days per week|
|Smoking||Not permitted in the house. Outside only.|
|Square Footage||Interior: 9640 + Exterior: 6800 = TOTAL: 16,440 sq. ft.|
Description of Presidio del Mar
Presidio del Mar sits on its own promontory on St. John's spectacular north shore where the sky meets the Caribbean sea, a commanding and timeless presence which blends with the elements in perfect harmony. This impressive estate is beautifully rendered with every attention to detail throughout, integrating grace and comfort with elegant custom features, melding polished formal elements with a casual, low-maintenance island attitude. Privileged guests can relax, completely at ease within the grandeur of this superb six-bedroom villa, in its own realm within one and a half lushly-landscaped acres, secluded behind electronic gates.
Presidio del Mar's main pavilion is distinguished by its grand entry foyer, a vaulted rotunda which frames a classic postcard view of blue ocean fringed by palms. This grand, fully air-conditioned pavilion is the heart of the property, featuring several exterior terraces on two levels cooled by tropical sea breezes, a pool and hot tub, and two wet bars on covered patios with sink-into seating, perfect for a lazy afternoon of reading or for convivial conversation and cocktails. Inside, this elegant home showcases creative design always oriented to the sea outside; rooms are connected by hallways which look out to blue ocean and sky. The Great Room is a plush haven. It shares space with the impressive gourmet kitchen, reigned over by a massive bronze chandelier, and a dining nook in its own rounded turret of arched windows overlooking shimmering Peter Bay. Just outside the kitchen area is a covered terrace with the main level's wet bar and an alfresco living area, and on the other side, a pergola'ed alfresco dining area with a gas grill, guarded by bronze lions tucked into the beautiful gardens.
Back inside is Presidio's formal dining room, an elegant onyx powder room, a completely equipped private office, and a Club Room with french doors which open to an outdoor covered patio outside, with a pool table and twin hammocks beyond. The main pavilion also houses the Maho Suite, the expansive king master suite encompassing a large bath with custom mahogany cabinetry, double vanities, a dressing room, a claw-foot bathtub, a tiled shower and an alfresco shower with a serene view as well. The hushed, private world of the Maho Suite provides roomy seclusion surrounded by subtle opulence. Adjoining the Maho Suite is a small patio for private moments; a short walkway leads to the pool and hot tub. On the main pavilion's lower level is Presidio's pool and hot tub, flanked by a second wet bar on a terrace set with tables and chairs and perched almost over the water. This bar has a kitchenette behind the scenes, and is the perfect spot for lunch between shopping in Cruz Bay and snorkeling, or evening libations. Beyond is the Jumbie Suite, a king bedroom/bath suite, and the Workout Room, flanked by a powder room and an outside shower. Stone stairs descend to a sanded pathway threading through flowering gardens to the gated and paved stone staircase down to the white sands of Peter Bay Beach, just 200 feet beyond - take a walk along the sugar-white sands and beachcomb, have a refreshing swim, or snorkel the colorful live coral reefs just off Presidio.
Alongside the main house are two separate air-conditioned bedroom/bath pavilions, Cinnamon Suite and Waterlemon Suite, offering two equal-sized king master suites done with restrained elegance. Both suites boast inspiring sea views from either their indoor sitting areas or from their private verandahs, a choice of an artfully-tiled indoor shower or an alfresco shower enclosed in a bower of tropical plantings, and a mini-fridge and coffee service. Across the central cobblestone courtyard are the estate's two other Suites, elevated on a rise to provide amazing views across the bays and National Park beaches to the British Virgin Islands. Stone stairs ascend to the pavilion housing Hawksnest Suite. Hawksnest Suite features an indoor and an outdoor shower overlooking the ocean and St. Thomas in the distance. Another staircase curves up to the top of Hawknest's pavilion and to the parapet, a rooftop aerie surveying sweeping panoramas of Presidio's expanse and beyond to the U.S. and British Virgins. Across a courtyard is the Mongoose Suite, a complete air-conditioned apartment suite in its own pavilion, with a full kitchen, living area and a plush king bedroom.
Presidio del Mar is sumptuous in every detail, steeped in quality throughout. Craftsman-quality custom tilework and classic St. John shell-and stonework anchor this substantial property, and vivid bougainvillea provides lively colorplay throughout the grounds. Presidio del Mar is truly the jewel of St. John's North Shore, an ultra-private preserve situated in a once-in-a-lifetime location within St. John's National Park in exclusive Peter Bay. For luxury travelers looking for a five-star plus vacation experience in an unparalleled location, with a bounty of amenities, comfort and attentive service, Presidio del Mar is truly one of the finest residences to be found in the Caribbean.
9 satellite TVs (a 46-inch LCD TV in Great Room with a DVD player, a 40-inch LCD TV in each bedroom Suite, a 32-inch LCD TV in office, + a 32-inch LCD TV in the Workout Room with DVD player), MP3 hookup for music (with speakers in selected common areas), movie + music collections, books, games; full A/C in all rooms throughout the villa; gourmet kitchen with Viking appliances. IN EACH BEDROOM SUITE: mini-fridge (Mongoose Suite has full-size refrigerator + full kitchen), coffeemaker, hair dryer, use of Presidio del Mar bathrobes, small complimentary toiletries + safe for valuables. IN OFFICE: PC computer with DSL line, Wi-Fi for your laptop in selected common areas, all-in-one printer/fax/copier, answering machine + two telephone lines. IN WORKOUT ROOM: 32-inch LCD TV with a DVD player, Life Fitness X3 Elliptical Trainer, Troy dumbbells, yoga mats, Pilates balls + mini-fridge. Presidio del Mar also has 2 wet bars (pool-level wet bar has mini-fridge, kitchenette + dishwasher), 9-foot regulation pool table, gas grill, 2 hammocks, beach chairs; UV water purification system, automatic generator, an electronic gate into Peter Bay + another into Presidio del Mar, 4 dishwashers + 4 laundries. Separate front desk on premises with your own personal Concierge on duty during agreed-upon hours.
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*PLEASE NOTE: The Mongoose Suite will only be available to parties renting all six suites at Presidio del Mar.
RECOMMENDED PROFESSIONAL CHEF SERVICE FOR ONE TO THREE MEALS A DAY MAY BE ADDED TO YOUR RENTAL ARRANGEMENTS, AT AN ADDITIONAL CHARGE.
During your stay at Presidio del Mar, a professional chef can be on hand to meet all your culinary needs. Dine in Presidio's formal dining room, or opt for alfresco dining in one of Presidio's many outdoor areas. Professional chefs are available for all services, from provisioning to formal dining. Any and all dietary requirements or restrictions can be catered to; Presidio's chefs are ready to prepare classic French, spa cuisine, Caribbean fare, low-carb diets and many ethnic cuisines, for a start. Please feel free to contact our recommended chefs for a consultation about your food, wine and dietary preferences during your stay at Presidio del Mar. The chefs are also happy to provision your groceries for you at Presidio, and have all your pre-ordered food and drink ready at the estate for your arrival.
Your personal Concierge is on duty, at your request, during agreed-upon hours at Presidio's separate front desk office, ready to assist with information, shopping, activities, restaurant recommendations, and any other vacation pleasures you may desire. Please inquire for further details.
A 7-NIGHT MINIMUM RENTAL IS REQUIRED YEAR ROUND for PRESIDIO DEL MAR (WITH A 10-NIGHT MINIMUM REQUIRED DURING CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR'S)