We loved St. John and loved La Susa! In fact, we all plan to see if we can rent it again next February. It has a fabulous location and is set up nicely for a large group. Most importantly, the views were fantastic!!! The only problem we had was that the refrigerator/freezer couldn't hold its temperature. They did a good job (for an island!) of getting someone to come out and fix it (twice) but we still lost food. However, when you are looking at the view the house has and the mood St. John puts you in....not one of us cared! The only other thing that surprised us was that the owners were in the guest house the last few days. Although we never saw them or heard them, it made a few of my guests feel uncomfortable at first....we were actually just concerned we might bother them! In the end though, it worked out perfectly! I appreciate all of your help in this whole process. I have nothing but positive things to say about you, Villas of Distinction and La Susa! - S. Brosnan
Villa La Susa
Caribbean / United States Virgin Islands / St. John
Villa LaSusa, an impressive native stone and stucco Caribbean mansion, is located on the North Shore of St. John, USVI in the exclusive gated community of Peter Bay within the boundaries of the Virgin Islands National Park.
The ultimate five-bedroom Caribbean mansion is located on the North Shore of St. John, USVI in the exclusive gated community of Peter Bay within the boundaries of the Virgin Islands National Park. A two-story cottage adjacent to the main villa provides an additional bedroom suite with bath, living room, kitchen/bar and private terrace.
Villa LaSusa offers a magnificent ocean panorama, overlooking the sparkling turquoise waters of Cinnamon and Francis Bays with a backdrop of Tortola, BVI. To the North, Villa La Susa provides vistas of Sir Francis Drake Channel and Jost Van Dyke. Only steps away guests can enjoy the beautiful palm and sea grape lined, white sand beach of Peter Bay.
Villa LaSusa, constructed in the Italian Renaissance style, offers the ultimate in luxury and tasteful appointments throughout the spacious five-bedrooms, seven-bath, 7,000-square-foot estate. Access to the private professionally landscaped grounds is through an elaborate stone entryway lined by palm trees leading to the two story native stone entry. A magical experience waits.
Mahogany arched windows and screened French doors provide generous light and breezes throughout and fabulous views of the lush, tropical gardens and the shimmering ocean. Polished Puerto Rican coral stone floors and stately Tuscan columns line the spacious Temple of the Winds veranda which wraps around the magnificent swimming pool, waterfalls, and inviting native stone bar area. The grounds include significant formal lawn and terraced stone garden areas framed by balustrades as well as expansive patios for sun worshippers and outdoor entertaining. A large tiled spa with waterfall adjoins the lushly landscaped pool area. The outdoor spaces are designed to maximize the best of St. John island lifestyle by providing the ambiance for easy relaxation and reflection. The spaciousness of the deluxe villa affords intimacy and privacy as well as multiple spaces for entertaining.
Villa LaSusa was designed as a private home, a "Caribbean dream house" by the owners and architect Michael Oxman to reflect their eclectic lifestyle, varied interests, and love of entertaining. The owners personally selected every material and furnishing from around the globe. Their vision and artistry grace every facet of Villa LaSusa. The craftsmanship in Villa LaSusa is unsurpassed in the Virgin Islands. Stateside and local artisans were commissioned to fashion varying design elements. Around every corner is another interesting detail to admire.
The first step into the inviting foyer of Villa LaSusa offers stunning views of the formal columned great room featuring lighted niches of artwork and expansive vistas of Cinnamon Bay. The casually elegant but comfortable furniture invites conversation and provides the gathering place for viewing the big screen television. The latest in electronic wizardry connects guests with the real world. An extensive video and print library is available. Adjoining the great room is the spacious formal dining room with lighted mahogany china cabinets showcasing china, crystal, and serving ware. The mahogany dining room table and carved shell design chairs seat eight comfortably. In addition to the formal dining room, there are two al fresco dining areas with wrought iron tables and a large barbeque grill.
The gourmet kitchen highlighted by mahogany columns overlooks the formal dining room and gives convenient access to living and outdoor spaces. The cook or chef can easily participate in conversation with others in the dining room, while kitchen preparation and clean-up are hidden from the view of the living/dining areas. Featuring state of the art appliances including a Marvel wine cooler, the kitchen detailed with mahogany beaded cabinetry will delight any gourmet chef. Spacious granite countertops and a large pantry provide ample space for food preparation and storage. Even the kitchen affords a grand ocean view!
Mahogany cabinetry, artisan hand-forged wrought iron chandeliers, custom tiled fountains and tile work, original art work, handcrafted lighting, Dolby sound system, designer furniture and accessories are featured throughout Villa LaSusa. Large ceiling fans assisted by North Shore tropical breezes cool the living spaces. A West Indian sugar mill native stone bar with wrought iron chandelier and adjacent large free-form swimming pool serve as the focal point of Villa LaSusa. Cushioned swivel wrought iron bar stools in a palm leaf motif add comfort to savoring an afternoon poolside. The bartender has everything at hand to concoct smooth tropical drinks. The LaSusa bar complete with refrigerator, ice machine, sink and enough refreshments to go around rivals any bar in the islands for pure style and luxury.
Gigantic native stone boulders excavated from the property were crafted to form natural waterfalls flowing into the pool. North Shore breezes blow the fronds of a stately date palm tree above the pool. Tile inlays of starfish, conch, and scallop shells grace the bottom of the swimming pool. Pool seats as well as coral stone steps are perfect for lounging and admiring the breathtaking ocean views. The columned Temple of the Winds veranda, which overlooks the pool, provides three comfortable seating areas perfect for napping, doing needlepoint, or reading a good book. Villa LaSusa exudes pure relaxation and enjoyment. Guests may have difficulty leaving the paradise of Villa LaSusa's Temple of the Winds veranda and pool area to partake in St. John's other alluring charms.
Villa LaSusa's five air-conditioned, queen-and-king-sized bedroom suites are all beautifully designed yet different, each offering its own special charm and azure ocean view. Custom appointments and elegant furnishings grace the bedrooms, which offer private balconies or terraces with seating. The baths feature designer sinks complete with detailed sea life motif faucets. All baths have West Indian inlaid mosaic stone or coral showers and custom tile work. Artisan designed stain glass windows, jacuzzis, outdoor native stone showers, wrought iron chandeliers, and wet bars are featured in some of the bedroom suites. The lower lawn serves as a perfect tropical setting for weddings or parties. Encompassed by elegant balustrades amid lush flowers and palm trees, the green lawn with spectacular ocean vistas will delight any bride and groom. Weddings of 50 persons or fewer are acceptable for an extra fee, subject to the consent of the owners and adequate supervision.
Villa LaSusa is designed for adult enjoyment. Strict adult supervision of any children will be expected and mandatory at all times.
Villa LaSusa is perfect for honeymooners and couples desiring a romantic idyllic getaway or for reuniting with old friends and family members. Villa LaSusa may become a tradition! For guests desiring the ultimate in ambiance, Villa LaSusa defines the upscale St. John island experience.
6 Bedrooms, 8 Bathrooms
Sleeps 12 Guests
Wireless internet connections/Dish Network-Satellite
Expansive North Shore ocean views from all rooms and balconies sited 200 feet above sea level
Separate kitchens in Cottage and Bay Suite
Complete upscale kitchen designed for chef services
Two outdoor showers
Outdoor stone bar with ocean view for entertaining, complete with pop-up blender, ice machine, refrigerator and wine cooler
Spacious outdoor veranda centered on native stone bar and large free-form pool with fountains overlooking five North Shore beaches
Bedroom/study features a custom desk for two
Spacious two-car garage with ample parking in driveway
Entertainment center in Great Room
Bedroom DetailsMaster Bedroom (Reef Suite) = King (outside entrance located on the mezzanine above the swimming pool)
Lower-Level Bedroom Suite (Garden Bedroom Suite) = Queen (outside entrance located at lower garden/lawn)
Upper-Level Bedroom Suite (Bridge Suite) = Queen (outside entrance located above master bedroom)
Two (2)Upper-Level Bedroom Suites (Coral Bedroom Suite and Bay Bedroom Suite = Queen (outside entrance above Great Room and veranda with outside door w/small foyer and separate entrance doors to each bedroom suite)
Cottage Bedroom = Queen (outside entrance located adjacent to main villa on the lower level as separate structure)
Beach DetailsThere are three beaches within 2-3 minutes of Villa La Susa. Peter Bay Beach is within the boundaries of Peter Bay estates and can be access by the subdivision roadway by walking or vehicle. The walk/drive to this beach is downhill. Just prior to the beach is the beach pathway (50 yds. in length) which can be treacherous for physically challenged guests. A parking area is provided adjacent to the trail entrance.
Cinnamon Beach and Trunk Bay Beaches are National Park beaches, both 2-3 minutes of Villa La Susa by vehicle. Each are access by sidewalk pathways from parking area. Walk to these beaches is approximately 200 yds. on a moderate slope topography
Villa La Susa overlooks both Cinnamon and Peter Bay Beaches and can be viewed from the property
Maho Beach is located approximately 5-8 minutes from Villa La Susa and situated on level topography with parking within 30 yards of the beach
Pool DetailsSwimming pool
Location DetailsVilla La Susa is located within the U.S. Virgin Islands National Park, 3 miles from Cruz Bay, and less than 1-2 minutes drive from Trunk Bay and Cinnamon Bay.
Villa NotesBeverages provided on arrival one time based on number of guests (bottled water, beer, sodas, coffee, rum x 1 bottle)
Special Event Fee: $1,500
The Lower Peter Bay gate is open Monday - Saturday, 6:00am - 6:00pm, closed at night and Sundays
|Travel Dates||Bedrooms||Min. Night Stay||Nightly Rates|
May 16, 2023 - December 14, 2023
||3||7||$ 1,858 £ 1475 $ 2445 € 1705 $ 2997 R 37160 *|
May 16, 2023 - December 14, 2023
||4||7||$ 2,000 £ 1588 $ 2632 € 1835 $ 3226 R 40000 *|
May 16, 2023 - December 14, 2023
||5||7||$ 2,286 £ 1815 $ 3008 € 2098 $ 3688 R 45720 *|
May 16, 2023 - December 14, 2023
Main Villa + Cottage
|6||7||$ 2,572 £ 2042 $ 3385 € 2360 $ 4149 R 51440 *|
December 15, 2023 - January 08, 2024
Christmas/ New Year's - Main Villa + Cottage
|6||14||$ 4,572 £ 3629 $ 6016 € 4195 $ 7375 R 91440 *|
|USD rates above based on approximate currency conversion. Holiday dates may not be listed in rate chart. Rates are subject to change without notice. Please confirm rate, holiday dates, and currency with your vacation specialist at time of booking.|
Check In TimesCheck in: 3:00 pm - Check out: 10:00 am
Tax Service Charge Details **Main Villa Plus Cottage has limited availability. Please inquire for more information.*
Please add 12.5% tax to all rates.
Security Deposit Details
Minimum Stay Details
Saturday to Saturday rentals.
Accidental Damage WaiverA $99 Accidental Damage Waiver applies to every reservation.
*Please contact us for availability.
Villa information may change without notice and should be confirmed with our vacation specialist.