Listing of the Day
Location: St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
Price: $12 million
Villa Indo is a bayfront Virgin Islands home with a private, white-sand beach, harbor views and a distinct design that blends traditional Balinese and contemporary design.
Completed in 2021, the home was designed by Michael Oxman, a well-known architect in the Caribbean, with interiors by Ritual House Designs. The home showcases hand- woven Balinese ceilings, a Balinese-style roof, with stonework and warm, rich wood features throughout, while its minimal white walls, clean lines and floor-to-ceiling windows bring a contemporary feel.
“There is a lot of texture and depth throughout the entire house,” listing agent Abigail Schnell O’Connell said.
The architectural blend is “not something you generally see in the Caribbean, but it ties in well with the tropical climate,” Ms. Schnell O’Connell said. “The climate here means that you can be outdoors year round, and the sliding pocket doors onto the veranda allow for seamless indoor-outdoor living.”
The 3,279-square-foot home has four bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms.
The amenities range from practical to luxurious. It boasts a whole-house gas generator, a fully integrated Sonos sound system, and Fujitsu AC units, while the infinity-edge pool is filtered using UV light.
The pool looks out over the home’s private, white-sand beach, which provides “a nice long stretch for strolling, sun bathing, or star gazing,” according to Ms. Schnell O’Connell.
The house is designed with entertaining in mind, featuring a service entrance, plenty of room for guests, a bar, and a poolside kitchen and entertaining area.
Villa Indo would be considered by locals to be in an area called Great Cruz Bay, according to Ms. Schnell O’Connell. The home is a five-minute drive from the Cruz Bay town center, which offers shopping and fine dining.
While Cruz Bay is one of the more popular residential areas on St. John, it also lies just 10 minutes from the famed National Park beaches on the island’s north shore. “One of the very special things about our island is that three-quarters are protected as a U.S. National Park, so it remains largely untouched,” Ms. Schnell O’Connell said.
Villa Indo occupies an enviable position right on Cruz Bay, with the harbor visible from its own private beach. “It’s really one of the best locations on this side of the island to keep a boat,” Ms. Schnell O’Connell said. “You can literally jump into your boat from right in front of your home and island hop to destinations in both the U.S. and British Virgin Islands. Island hopping is a regular activity here—to have a day out or go for dinner.”
The location is also suited for those who enjoy watersports, including paddle boarding, kayaking, surfing and snorkeling. “You can paddle right in front of the house,” Ms. Schnell O’Connell said, “and most of the time the waters are so pristine and calm that you don’t even need a snorkel.”
Agent: Abigail Schnell O’Connell, Holiday Homes VI