Villa, 3 chambres + Den, 3 - Full, 2 - 1/2 Baths, (6-8 personnes)
Gérant immobilier / professionnel
Gérant immobilier / professionnel
Salle(s) de bain
Dispositifs de sécurité
Type de destination
Salle à manger
Équipements de loisirs
Piscine / Spa
Soirées/évènements non autorisés
No smoking inside or outside of the villa
Animaux non bienvenus
Âge minimum du vacancier principal:25
Les réservations annulées ne seront pas remboursées.
Spectacular Villa with Subtle Surprises
Beautiful home with a great view. Definitely high end house in every detail. Extremely well furnished and maintained. A special place.
The surprises that surfaced after being here a couple of days should be considered. The house is nestled into the side of a mountain so there is a very steep driveway and stairway. We expected this but progressively realized that the villa is facing due north and the outdoor living area is almost always in the shade of the mountain. This contributes to a darkness inside the house that's difficult to overcome with the installed lighting.
Another surprise was the Tortola garbage incinerator directly across the Channel. There's usually a good breeze so it was not an issue for most days but when the wind calmed and they burned there was a very unpleasant odor and requiring us to button up.
We are so happy that you enjoyed our home! We put our heart into the entire process of designing and building Andara and are always happy when our guests get to experience a little of our adventure.
Because of way the villa is set on the mountain facing north to take in the views of Tortola and Jost Van Dyke there are seasonal differences in the amount of sun that the villa receives.
We are sorry to hear that you experienced issues with the Tortola incinerator. Unfortunately, the facility had been damaged in Hurricane Irma and they were experiencing flare up fires at the facility in January. This has intermittently caused air issues across St. John from the East End to Cruz Bay. They are in the process of repairing the facility as well as installing a scrubber to mitigate these issues in the future.
Thank you for your time and feedback. We are always looking for ways to enhance the experience of our guests.
Nice home, very quite and peaceful stay. If you don't mind the drive to the east end and some of the rough edges on that end of the island. Home is as advertised.
We are happy that you enjoyed the peace and quiet of our home, Andara. We built Andara on the remote side of St. John to get away from the bustle of town. We love to sit and enjoy the quiet while watching the boats sailing down the Sir Francis Drake channel .
Andara is AMAZING!
Our short story, everything was perfect! We are experienced travelers, with high expectations, for amazing family vacations. We got it! The communication/service/facilitation was spot on, and the location, and house, are literally to die for. The house has an insanely incredible feel, and flow, with great furnishings and amenities, and with perfect upkeep. Everything (the house, the grounds, the pool/whirlpool, outdoor showers, patios, bar, grill) were exactly as they should be…clean, working, and enabling a great and memorable experience.
We are so happy that you enjoyed your vacation at our home! We built Andara as a reflection of our love of St. John and are truly grateful that you were able to experience a little piece of that love! Hope to see you again soon!
The perfect getaway!
This house is perfect, if you don’t mind staying on the East End, removed from the “bustle” of Cruz Bay. We had an amazing time, and this house met every single one of our needs. It was immaculate, well-maintained, and spacious - more than enough room for two couples. Full A/C was wonderful after a day at the beach, and the pool was the best we have had on island. I recommend this place for anyone - it will not disappoint!!!!
We are very happy that you had such a great time at our home! We also love floating in the pool in the afternoon and watching the sailboats go by. Hope to see you again soon!
Simply put, this villa is paradise. The home is clean and has everything you need. If you want quiet and relaxation this is it. We grabbed dinner (lobster) right from the bay below. Snorkeling there was great as well. I loved morning coffee listening to the goats call each other and watching them take a drink from the pool. No shortage of other animals as we saw deer and donkey daily. I've travel to St John every year and this was by far my best accommodation.
Recommend stopping at Pickles in paradise for breakfast and lunch. Great banana bread and fresh items.
A beautifully crafted villa with unparalleled views, charm, and privacy.
A little context for the review. My wife and I are on last day at Andara since arriving a week ago. Just the two of us. We're heading to a different villa for the next week over in Peter Bay Estates. It's our first time together on St. John and only the 2nd time we've rented a villa for a vacation. We travel extensively but typically stay in ultra-luxury resorts such as Rosewood & One&Only or boutiques designed to provide a more intimate experience.
Staying here was a great decision! The views of the sailboats and yachts through the channel are magnificent. The nighttime view of Tortola and the lights is really cool. We spent HOURS in the hot tub and heated pool stargazing, dreaming, talking about anything and everything, exactly what we were looking for in this vacation. Talk about recharging the batteries...That's what Andara has done for us and it's what we needed.
The home itself is a fortress of quality materials and workmanship. Clearly designed with structural safety in mind, the details and touch are impeccable. We took lots of pics as we're currently designing a home ourselves and inspired to incorporate some of what we experienced here.
So, as far as the property itself, a 5 star rating for sure. Here's what you should also consider and know:
The driveway and stairs leading to the home are steep. The driveway is really no big deal for a Jeep but the stairs would be a challenge for older guests and/or anyone with knee/hip issues. BTW this is common for many homes on a mountainside so it's not unique to Andara.
It's remote here. You're on the far end of St. John in a development that went bust somewhere along the way. Developers take note, this could be something really special... But the remoteness also gave us the privacy and seclusion we were after on this trip.
The local restaurants, shopping, groceries in Coral Bay are very limited. The little village is bit of a hippy town so if that's your vibe you'll be right at home. We ate out one meal a day and frankly none of it was exceptional. We're foodies so admittedly our expectations may not be aligned with others. If you're looking for more night life or access to better dining this might not be the best place on the island.
There are no cons per se to Andara. It's not that you can't go explore those north shore beaches or drive to Cruz Bay, you can but it's a lot of driving. Andara is ideal for guests who desire privacy and seclusion and enjoy staying put once here.
We are very happy that you had such a wonderful time at our home! We built Andara with the goal of maximizing the amazing views and seclusion of the East End’s north shore. We also spend a lot of time watching the sailboats and enjoying the tranquility of our little piece of paradise on East End. It was these qualities that brought us out here, over all the other places we had to choose from. Just as a note, the Dreekets Bay development is still active. The road, lot retaining walls and underground utilities are the base infrastructure of the development and are another part of what brought us to Dreekets Bay. Lots are privately owned and development is at the desire and timeline of the owners and not controlled by the development association.
We hope you enjoyed the rest of your vacation on St. John and we look forward to the possibility seeing you again!