Peter Bay - 5 bedroom villa
Utterly spectacular, Villa Delfina is exclusive Peter Bay's most fabulously-equipped luxury villa! Sequestered behind Peter Bay's electronic gate, Delfina is distinguished by five beautiful bedroom/bath suites, a gourmet kitchen, an entire level devoted to family entertainment, with the entire residence fully screened and cooled by central air-conditioning. Stone pillars invite you into the large, brick entry courtyard and parking area of this exceptional residence. A few coralstone steps open to the pool, which overlooks one of St. John's most awe-inspiring views of Peter Bay, the green National Park lands, and British Virgin Islands and blue ocean in the distance.
Large glass slider doors and screens lead into Delfina's sitting and dining areas on the main level; these are pocket doors, which will disappear into the walls for true Caribbean indoor-outdoor living with cooling island tradewinds. A circular patio is just off the indoor sitting area, set with deeply cushioned wicker chairs and ottomans for cocktails with a view. On the opposite side of the pool is a shaded wet bar with icemaker, mini-fridge and chaise lounges for sunning, a powder room, the hot tub and a small lawn area with palm trees and a hammock.
Inside, the gourmet kitchen with granite counters adjoins the dining area (which can seat up to 14 persons), and screened french doors lead to the barbecue area equipped with a stainless gas grill and a hand painted Italian stone dining table with umbrella. An alcove off the kitchen offers a desk with a PC computer, a DSL line for your laptop, telephone and a fax/printer/copier, plus a pantry and laundry room.
Down a few stairs is another convenient powder room. Up a few stairs a hallway displaying photos of St. John accesses two bedroom/bath suites: the Trunk Bay Suite, done in refreshing blue and white, and the Leinster Bay Suite, featuring a citron and black theme. Each suite has its own private covered balcony overlooking scenic Peter Bay set with table and chairs for two, a TV and DVD player, a DSL connection, bathrobes, baths with tiled alfresco showers, mini-fridge and coffeemaker, so that guests may enjoy a private cup of morning coffee while savoring the beginning of another beautiful day in Paradise. Separating the two suites is a completely-screened lanai, a quiet sitting area with a TV and DVD player which looks out to Delfina's back garden and tall trees.
Above, via another short staircase, is the palatial and very private master suite. Its balcony high above the view provides romantic seclusion, and the sitting area and mahogany four-poster king bed are showcased by a stunning rosewood wide-plank floor. The lavish master bath features an onyx countertop, two travertine stone sinks, a separate WC with toilet and bidet, and a walk-in closet. The tiled alfresco shower, big enough for two, looks out to a grove of trees.
Between the villa's main level and the entertainment level are two more bedroom/bath suites connected by a common open-air sitting area which is bordered by gardens and a small lawn - the Bordeaux Suite is done in pale, cool green with a queen four-poster bed, and the pink Coral Bay Suite offers a king four-poster bed. Each of these suites has its own covered balcony, a TV and DVD player, a DSL connection, bathrobes, baths with tiled alfresco showers, and a mini-fridge and coffeemaker.
The fun continues on Delfina's lowest level: the main room has a pool table, a large circular wet bar of native bluebit stone and granite with barstools, icemaker, mini-fridge and TV, and a full bath with shower. Screened pocket doors open to a wraparound balcony. Adjoining is the media room, with comfortable seating and a 50-inch flat screen HDTV, DVD player, books, board games for all ages, and extensive collections of movies and music for your holiday pleasures.
Next to the media room is another entertainment alcove offering an Xbox, an electronic dartboard, pinball machine, TV and DVD player, and a double-twin trundle bed and a queen sofabed - perfect for the older kids who can't bear to leave this electronic heaven!
Delfina was lovingly constructed over a four-year period. Its top-of-the-line details such as travertine floors, full air-conditioning, elegant furnishings, fabrics and accessories, and wonderful landscaping make this property one of the finest. Superb attention has been given to providing excellent and plentiful amenities appealing to all ages, and to developing a spacious design providing excellent privacy for couples, while allowing room for families and friends to spend quality time together.
Delfina's prominent setting within the desirable enclave of Peter Bay, and its close proximity to Peter Bay's idyllic beach below and to other nearby National Park beaches elevates this luxury residence to five stars...absolutely fantastic!
Weekly Rates (excl. 8% tax): # of persons: 1-6 7-10 April 10 - December 17: $11,800 $14,270 Thanksgiving Week: $15,300 $15,300 January 9 - April 9: $17,270 $19,990 Christmas/New Year's: $32,000 $32,000 11th-14th person on twin trundle bed or queen sofabed in alcove off the game room: $70 p.p.p.n.
Area of Island: Peter Bay, leeward side
Maximum number of guests: 14
Bedrooms: 5 [4 kings + 1 queen (the Bordeaux Suite). FOR UP TO 4 CHILDREN UNDER 15 YEARS OLD ONLY: 1 double-twin trundle bed + a queen sofabed in Game Room in the lower level (where Delfina's media room, pool table, wet bar + full bath are located).]
Baths: 6, plus 2 powder rooms (1 in upper level hallway + 1 off pool/hot tub area); all showers are alfresco
Pool: 30' (semicircular) x 4' - 5' deep, + hot tub, with adjoining wet bar + powder room
Nearest Beach: Peter Bay Beach is below (you can drive down to it in a minute. Or the very fit can hike down the back road to the beach in about 5-10 minutes)
Kids welcome: Yes
Entertainment and Amenities: 9 satellite TVs + 9 DVD players (a TV + DVD player in each bedroom, a 50-inch flat screen HDTV + DVD player in media room, a TV over bar and a TV + DVD player in game room, + a 35-inch flat screen TV + DVD player in screened sitting room area adjoining the Trunk Bay + Leinster Bay Suites), 6 CD players, stereo receiver in the lower media room with speakers for listening to CDs, satellite music or iPods, with remote speakers serving the living and pool areas upstairs; books, many games, central A/C throughout entire villa, extensive movie + music collections; desk off kitchen equipped with PC computer with DSL line + Wi-Fi throughout property for your laptop, fax/printer/copier + 3 phone lines; gourmet kitchen with KitchenAid professional 6-burner gas range with pot-filler, wine fridge; safe for valuables. Each bedroom features a coffeemaker with complimentary coffee and sugar, mini-fridge, hair dryer, complimentary bath toiletries, bathrobes, iron, ironing board + telephone. Outdoor BBQ/dining area with built-in gas grill; game room with wet bar (with icemaker + beverage cooler), pool table, game table, electronic dartboard + Star Wars pinball machine; Xbox; a second wet bar with icemaker + mini-fridge at the pool/hot tub area, hammock; baby gate, standard wooden baby crib (with advance request, so we can assemble it for you in the correct bedroom), nylon Pack 'n' Play crib/playpen + highchair on request; beach umbrellas, some sand chairs, coolers + boogie boards; UV water purification system, perimeter driveway security system, automatic generator, dishwasher, laundry. Electronic gate into Peter Bay. Complimentary welcome basket with snacks, rum, beer and mixers plus coffee, cream and sugar on arrival.
Maid service included: three times per week
Smoking: Not permitted in the house. Outside only.
Villa Size: Interior: 5600; covered verandahs/balconies: 4400; drive-in courtyard: 2000 + Exterior: 1400 = TOTAL: 13,400 sq. ft.
Miscellaneous: A 7-night minimum rental is required for Delfina all year around (except for Christmas/New Year's period, when a 10-night minimum rental is required).
Photography by Don Hebert