Kamabesu Villa, pronounced kuh-Mä’-beh- soo’, overlooking quiet Fish Bay on tranquil St. John in the US Virgin Islands, is the perfect place to relax and unwind. The screen enclosed verandah offers stunning views of Fish Bay on St. John’s south shore and refreshing tropical breezes keeping the temperatures at bay.
Expertly decorated, Kamabesu offers a relaxed atmosphere with all the comforts. This recently refurnished interior reflects the best of Caribbean simplicity in taste and design.
Kamabesu Villa furthers her commitment to her environment by installing solar panels, gray water systems, over 60,000 gallons of filtered cistern water, renewable resources like bamboo and teak furniture, vegetable and extensive fruit gardens all made available to our guests.
NEWLY REMODELED AND FURTHER UPDATES 2013
KAMABESU VILLA & CLUB HOUSE NOW sleeps 2 - 14 adults (+ 2 babies)
2- 5 BEDROOM | 2 - 5 BATH | POOL | AC | WIFI
We added a 5th bedroom with a king size bed and large bunk bed that easily sleeps adults as well as children. The lower bunk transforms into a full size bed/futon.
A clear upgrade made to the furniture, fixtures & equipment on property including a full kitchen remodel and improvement was completed this winter. New Mahogany furniture in the master bedroom such as the hand carved Tahitian Mahogany 4 Poster Bed and hand carved Mahogany Plantation High Back Sofa with extra cushioning are highlights of our upgrade.
Guests will also now benefit from a Cell Phone Booster that has been installed on property as well as outdoor lighting along the path and garden from the main house. Landscaping continues to be a major part of our property's highlights and we invested heavily in the fauna along all the walking paths including to the new 5th bedroom of the lower house.
Chasing after GREEN via technology thanks to our on-site LEED certified architect - Bryan!
2010 Boasted the arrival renewable materials (bamboo, teak, ipe, etc..), guest friendly vegetable and fruit garden including Valencia Orange & Banana trees, Herb Garden, Tomato Plants and many other edible veggies & fruits all maintained by our renewable gray-water system and filtered cisterns! Giving back to this great island that give us great pleasure. Come and see...
Kamabesu's expansive property houses 5 master suites with full bathrooms (3 of which are in a detached unit called The Club House), a living room, outdoor dining porch and kitchen. The house is designed for the comfort of both body and soul with King-size tempurpedic beds, a large screen TV, custom mosaics and stained glass windows.
In ground, fresh water, non-chlorinated (saline filtration system) 15 x 28 foot Pool, one of the largest in the area, surrounded by expansive Trex deck topped with Gazebo and Pergola for added shade. Second outdoor deck above pool and below main unit offers a relaxing place to dine alfresco.
Catering & Provisioning services available through the caretakers on property. Fish Bay is a sea life breeding ground and Ditliff point is in walking distance and has great snorkeling. The white sand beaches of St. John, located on the North Shore are only a 10-15 min drive away just past our quaint downtown.
Caretakers eagerly provide recommendations for on island dining, sight-seeing and where to get the best shopping details. This villa is a perfect getaway for both couples and families. For those who would like to rent for 2 weeks+ please contact caretakers for rates.
DESCRIPTION OF SITE
GUEST ADD ONS
GARDEN (harvests vary based on seasonality)
The owner’s great loves include beach lounging, gardening, cooking, literature and movies. Kamabesu Villa features multiple amenities for these hobbies from the extensive Library of Books to the Catalogs of Music, DVDs, Games and Videos as well as all the tools a pampered chef could desire.
Movie classics such as Bridge over the River Kwai, Rear Window, The God Father I-III, Braveheart and Moulin Rouge are just highlights in the collection. Surround sound from speakers mounted on the ceiling transforms the living room into your own viewing theater and the rustling of the Caribbean winds only enhances the experience. WiFi internet available on entire property. Have to work while on vacation, do it by the pool!
Lush gardens with Orchids, Oleander, Hibiscus, Bougainvillea and Fan Palms border the driveway providing privacy and improving the views through the eyes and nose. Fruit trees like mango, papaya, coconut, lime and genip (a local fruit) produce seasonally on the property.
Beach lounging should be treated like an art form, or so believes the sisters of Kamabesu. The house has beach chairs, coolers, rafts, noodles, snorkeling gear, beach towels and ice packs all which are essential for a day at the shore. The outdoor shower, located to the right of the entry, is powerful enough to scrub sandy feet clean but also soothing as it washes away the saltwater from threaded locks.
While the kitchen is complete with salad spinner to crepe’ pan and everything in between and the gas grill boasts a side burner, making dinner and clean up an easy feat, the welcome book also lists multiple restaurants and delivery options so even Mom can have the vacation she deserves! So whether you’re making French Gourmet, grilled catch of the day or reservations, Kamabesu has everything you need.
Kamabesu Villa has expanded to include the newly constructed Club House. The Club House has two King size temperpedic beds and two full bathrooms with kitchenette and laundry. It is adjacent to the pool and accessible by the lower driveway or take a stroll up the mosaic inspired stairway to the main house. The Club House has two bedrooms, The Blue Room & The White Room, which can be added on to the main house expanding your rental space individually or the entire Club House.
There is air-conditioning in each bedroom but with fans on and interior doors open the AC units will easily cool the entire space including bathrooms and kitchenette. The property generator is available to keep the main house fully operational and also reaches to The Club House keeping fans and lights on during the occasional power outages experienced on island. An ice-machine continually produces fresh ice and with the building's easy location next to the pool the blender all but calls your name to indulge in the sumptuous frozen drinks the island is known for. Store your beverages and snacks in the mini-fridge and wake with a cup of coffee by the pool or under the gazebo enjoying the island breezes before heading up to the main house for breakfast
The Club House is only available as an add on to the Kamabesu Villa and does NOT rent separately. There is never more than one rental party on property at any time. The Club House is located on the lower level near the pool. The pathway leading to the main house is for the private use of the guests in The Club House and Kamabesu Villa. Caretakers respect the space of the renters and are discreet in their presence using the lower driveway for parking and entry to their own apartment.