Kismet

Atop Maria's Bluff - 5 bedroom villa

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 is built as three fully air-conditioned pavilions, offering five bedroom/bath suites in two pavilions, and the Great Room pavilion with separate living and dining areas, a movie theatre and a gourmet kitchen. The master bedroom pavilion features a sitting room, bedroom and bath with a steam shower and bathtub. 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 tiled courtyard with a sparkling pool and hot tub 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 breezy Sun Room offers 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 and cocktails.

The screening room, perhaps the only one on St. John, features a 50-inch plasma screen and a lavish and varied collection of movies on laser discs, DVDs and videos. Stunning custom woodwork throughout this incredible villa adds to Kismet's privileged aura. All of Kismet's bedrooms offer satellite television and internet access, but if you don't bring your laptop, a computer with printer is available in the living room for easy access to your email. Kismet sets the benchmark in the U.S.V.I. for luxury, and offers an unprecedented level of attentive and special service to villa guests' needs and desires - unequivocably, five stars plus!

Living Room Media Room

   Weekly Rates (excl. 8% tax):
           # of persons:     1-12
 April 10 - December 17:   $16,000
      Thanksgiving Week:   $20,500
    January 9 - April 9:   $28,500
   Christmas/New Year's:   $38,500
Specifications:
Area of Island: Atop Maria's Bluff, southeast
Maximum number of guests: 12
Bedrooms: 5 [4 kings, 2 twins, + 2 single (twin) daybeds in the billiard room]
Baths: 6½ + steam shower in master bath
Pool: 17' x 37' x 3' - 8' deep, + hot tub
Nearest Beach: Great Cruz Bay Beach at Westin Resort
Kids welcome: Yes
Entertainment and Amenities: Satellite TV in all bedrooms, media room, kitchen, and dining room. Screening Room has a maximum clarity 55-inch LED-HD screen, 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound system, 6 plush reclining theatre seats, laser disc + Blu-Ray DVD players, VCR, plus an extensive collection of movies in various formats (over 1000 movies - DVDs are stored in storage player; a voluminous list of films appears on the LED screen - you can choose your movie with a simple click of the remote). Kismet also has CD player with built-in speakers in LR + outdoor speakers, radio, music collection, books, games; Dell computer with satellite internet access in LR, wired + wireless broadband internet connection in every bedroom for laptops, printer, fax + answering machines; safes for valuables in all bedrooms + billiard room. Complete A/C throughout this villa. Gourmet kitchen has state-of-the-art appliances including gas cooktop, icemaker, + soft ice cream maker. 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. 2 Kismet bathrobes, 2 pair Kismet slippers + hair dryer in each bedroom. Wooden LA Baby baby crib, highchair, Fisher-Price Intellitainer, stroller, car seat + playpen. 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 Manager, + room-to-room connection from each room's telephone.
Maid service included: Seven days per week
Smoking: Outside only
Square Footage: Interior 5179 + exterior 6300 = TOTAL: 11,479 sq. ft.
Miscellaneous: Also included in Kismet's rental rates are complimentary transfers 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 professional driver will meet your incoming flight at the St. Thomas airport and drive you in comfort to the ferry dock, where a private water taxi will take you directly to St. John's National Park dock. There you will be met by Kismet's Concierge, 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. We must have your arrival information at least 4 weeks prior to your arrival, in order to ensure that these transfer services can be reserved and provided!
COMPLIMENTARY RENTAL VEHICLE DELIVERY AND RETURN, EXCLUSIVELY JUST FOR KISMET GUESTS: If you rent your St. John vehicles from Kismet Deluxe Car Rentals through us, 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 Concierge. Kismet's safari wagon and/or a private van will chauffer 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 service at no charge, please contact us for full details of rates and models available with your Kismet rental. THIS SERVICE 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!
Kismet's helpful Property Managers/Concierges, 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.)
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. 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 $3,000 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). We require 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. You should NOT expect to receive the entire $3000 deposit back, because the Kismet staff will utilize some or all of these funds for cleanup, septic system repairs, etc. 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.
Photography by Don Hebert

Master Bedroom Sitting Room Master Bath

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