We receive a lot of emails here at News of St. John asking us where guests should stay while visiting St. John. This is never a simple question to answer as there are so many variables that come into play. Which area of the island do you prefer? Near town or out in the country? Number of people? Budget? The list goes on and on.
Last fall, I was introduced to a villa that is truly spectacular. It is one of the most beautiful villas on the island, and today I’d like to introduce it to all of you.
Ardisia is a brand new, five bedroom, luxury waterfront villa in Great Cruz Bay. The villa is complete with whole house air-conditioning, dual-band WIFI coverage, top-of-the-line furnishings, an infinity-edge pool, spectacular views and a private beach. In some cases, pictures speak louder than words. That’s certainly the case here. Check out these images:
Pretty amazing, right?
So you may be wondering how I stumbled across this villa last fall. About a month or so after Hurricane Irma, I wrote a story about communications here on island and explained how we had limited cell service and internet. At that time. Garrick, the owner of Ardisia, reached out to me. I had never met Garrick, yet he offered me the use of this amazing villa. Ardisia has satellite internet, he told me, and wasn’t being rented at the time due to the storms. Garrick said I had an open invitation to stop by and use the internet, all so I could continue to get the “news” out to all of you. For that, I will be forever grateful.
Ardisia has five bedrooms and can accommodate up to 10 guests. Rates start at $10,000 a week and vary depending on number of people and season. It’s a great space for large families or couples looking to vacation together. For example, three couples visiting next winter can pay just $3,000 per couple. Not a bad deal if you ask me.
In addition to its beautiful features and great waterfront location, Ardisia is one of the few villas on St. John where guests can take a boat trip right from the villa. You may have to wade in the water a bit, but it sure beats an early morning drive into town to catch the boat at the dock!
So when you’re planning your next vacation, please keep Ardisia in mind. And for those of you who’d like more information, please check out Ardisia’s website at www.ardisiastjohn.com