Chez Shell Specs
|Villa Name||Chez Shell|
|Location||St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands|
|Location Region||Great Cruz Bay|
|Bedroom Specs||2 queens, + queen sleepsofa for one in the Great Room|
|Pool Specs||12' x 18' x 4' deep|
|Nearest Beach||The Westin Resort's beach (a 10-minute walk or a 3-minute drive)|
|Children Welcome||Yes - Yes - a notarized liability waiver is required for all children under 10 years.|
|Smoking||Not permitted in the house. Outside only.|
|Square Footage||Interior: 1675 = Exterior: 1000 = TOTAL: 2675 sq. ft.|
Description of Chez Shell
A charming and cozy two-bedroom villa tucked away in a tranquil and secluded cul-de-sac, Chez Shell overlooks Great Cruz Bay and a panorama of yachts riding at anchor.
A foyer ushers you into the open-plan Great Room with an area for dining, a living area furnished with comfortable seating, and adjacent, a cheery well-equipped kitchen. The villa's floors are cool, smooth Jerusalem stone tile. An eclectic mix of Indian, Balinese and American furniture, including some antique pieces, enhances Chez Shell's pleasing interior space. Ceiling fans and screening keep cool tradewinds moving through the villa.
Off one side of the Great Room are two equally-sized bedrooms with air-conditioning, each with a romantic queen four-poster bed swathed with netting. Each bedroom features its own ensuite tiled bath with a shower.
On the opposite side of the Great Room is the walkway out to Chez Shell's just-completed swimming pool and sun deck looking out to the Bay and St. Thomas.
The Great Room extends through two graceful arches to a fully-screened bonus indoor/outdoor living area furnished with tropical wicker pieces, a sublime place for reading or admiring the island view. A desk for your laptop has a sea view, if you absolutely must keep up with your emails during your vacation. Screen doors lead out to Chez Shell's expansive terrace for alfresco dining and pure relaxation. Situated within a grove of trees, the terrace provides privacy from neighbors, a lovely view of the Bay and technicolor sunsets over Pillsbury Sound and St. Thomas at cocktail time.
This favorite villa is just perfect for two couples or a small family, and is just a short drive away from the Westin Resort's beach, watersports, tennis, shops and dining. Cruz Bay, St. John's quaint village, is just beyond, offering more shopping and many more dining options. The National Park's picture-perfect white sand beaches and aquamarine bays on the North Shore are only a short and very scenic drive from Cruz Bay.
Well priced, well equipped and enclosed in a bower of tropical palms and flowering gardens for lush privacy, and so comfortable, Chez Shell may well be the delightful and conveniently-located island home you've been seeking for your St. John vacation. Please book early to get the vacation dates you want at this popular island home!
36-inch flat-screen satellite TV with DVD player in Great Room, iPod dock, books, games, DVD + CD collections, A/C in both bedrooms, Wi-Fi throughout villa + pool area for your laptop, answering machine, 4-in-1 printer/copier/fax/scanner; hair dryers, safe for valuables; gas grill; blender, complimentary welcome basket upon arrival; beach chairs, cooler; UV water purification system; dishwasher, laundry
CHEZ SHELL PROVISIONING SERVICE: Your grocery order will be waiting for you on your arrival! Download the Chez Shell Provisioning Form, fill out and return well in advance. This convenient service is available for the cost of groceries + 20% service charge (or minimum $25.00) payable IN CASH on arrival.
Christmas/New Year's rentals for 7 nights OK, but Saturday to Saturday OR Sunday to Sunday only, pleaseJohn and Denise, Chez Shell's on-site managers, live beneath the villa in an apartment with its own separate entrance. They are there if you need them for maintenance, concierge services, or for seasoned advice on island activities and anything else you might want to know - but your vacation privacy at Chez Shell is, of course, completely assured
CHEZ SHELL'S HURRICANE POLICY IS DIFFERENT: Hurricane season in the Caribbean is June 1st - November 30th. If you are renting Chez Shell during this time period (especially during August and September), we highly recommend purchasing trip cancellation insurance that includes hurricane-cancellation coverage. If you did not purchase travel insurance, and if a hurricane or tropical storm is threatening St. John, preventing you from arriving or departing St. John, or from completing your stay at Chez Shell, we will bank your unused nights at the villa to apply to a future stay at Chez Shell. There will be no cash refunds for interruption of your rental by storms, although you are welcome to rebook your Chez Shell rental within 18 months, paying any difference in rates and Hotel Tax due.