5 Bedrooms | 5.5 Baths | Walk to Beach
North Shore, St. John, Caribbean
From $7,900 per Week
Francis Bay Estate is a magnificent 5 bedroom, 5.5 bath villa perched above Francis Bay on the beautiful North Shore of St. John. This wonderful two level stone villa is included in the unspoiled natural beauty of the Virgin Islands National Park and is an easy walk to the soft sand of Francis Bay beach!
Beautifully decorated and landscaped the owner’s love and care is clear in every corner of this delightful retreat. Sun on the expansive pool deck or sip cocktails as the sun sets behind the small islands in the distance.
ABOUT ST. JOHN:
St. John is one of three islands that make up the US Virgin Islands. Most are uninhabited, in the Lesser Antilles chain of the West Indies, east of Puerto Rico and lying between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. St. John USVI has the reputation of being the most beautiful, friendly and tranquil island in the Caribbean. St. John is less than 20 square miles in area. St. John’s population is about 5,000. About half of the island is part of the St. John Virgin Islands National Park. At its widest points, St. John is approximately 13.5 miles long and about 6 miles wide. The highest elevation is 1,277 feet at Bordeaux Mountain.
The official language is English, although in addition to Standard English you will encounter various West Indian Dialects spoken by Virgin Islands natives and residents from other English speaking Caribbean countries. In general these dialects are easy to understand, but if you have trouble, politely ask the person to repeat what they said. Other languages spoken on the island are Spanish, spoken by natives of Puerto Rico and Santo Domingo, patois, spoken as a second language by residents of St. Lucia and Dominica, and creole, spoken by residents of Haiti.
Weather on St. John ranges from perfect to excellent, with near-ideal temperatures and gentle tradewind breezes. Rainfall averages around 43 inches per year. Winter temperatures range from about 77 to 84 degrees and summer temperatures range from about 82 to 90 degrees. Cooling tradewinds blow east to northeast in the winter switching south to southeasterly in the summer.
There are four plus “grocery stores” in or near Cruz Bay and one small store in Coral Bay. Grocery prices are approximately 25% higher than in the Washington DC area.
There are no sales taxes in the US Virgin islands. Each Visitor to the Virgin Islands enjoys a $1600 Duty Free Allowance upon returning to the United States. In addition you may bring back five bottles of liquor duty free or six if one is locally produced like Cruzan Rum. The Duty Tree cigarette allowance is 10 cartons of cigarettes or 100 cigars. For more information contact the Bureau of Customs at (340) 774-2540.
One week minimum stay required
Children are welcomed
Pets may be considered with pet deposit
Smoking is prohibited
Rates include mid-week cleaning
Additional cleaning available at $25 per hr/ 3 hr minimum
Rates subject to 10% taxes
Rental Deposit of 50% due at booking
Non-Refundable Damage Waiver Fee of $50 USD due at booking
Travelers Insurance Recommended
|Rates From||$7,900 to $16,500|
**All starting rates are low season rates. Rates are now quoted based on occupancy and use. Please call or inquire for individual group rates.**
Neighborhood: North Shore
Max Guests: 10
Beds: 4 Kings, 2 Twins
Pool: 36 x 10
Linen Service: Once Weekly
Short easy walk to sandy beach
No smoking allowed