On a Clear Day… sits nestled within the Virgin Island National Park on the North Shore of St. John overlooking Francis Bay. At 170 feet in elevation, indeed, it seems like some days you can see forever from this beautiful, secluded villa with “to die for” views of St. Thomas and the water. A westward orientation also yields spectacular sunsets from every room and deck. Yet this vacation home remains only a 2 minute drive or 10 minute walk from fantastic swimming, snorkeling, and sunning at Francis Bay Beach, 25 minutes from Cruz Bay, and 12 minutes from Coral Bay. Cinnamon Bay Campground is a 7 minute drive and provides open air gazebo dining, a convenience store for food and supplies, and a beach shop with watersport rentals which include kayaks, sailboards, and snorkel equipment.
Completed in 2012, On a Clear Day… was built as an eco-friendly vacation home for fun, families, flexibility, health, nature, and finally and most importantly, life renewal. Your stay should rest your soul, invigorate your body, and restore your spirit. From the privacy and tranquility afforded by the National Park’s location to the structure’s exercise room and 54 foot long pool lap lane for workouts to a completely flat first floor (including one bedroom) for guests with physical challenges, this villa offers something for everyone.
For those interested in learning more about Green Energy Conservation, On a Clear Day… is a 5 Star Tropical Green Building, as certified by St. John’s Island Green Living Association. The villa makes use of low solar gain, low-E glass throughout together with LED lighting and Energy Star appliances, fans, and TVs. Low flow WaterSense plumbing fixtures, dual flush toilets, individually controlled high SEER-rated ductless air-conditioning units, solar heated domestic hot water, and a solar reflective metal roof sitting over a thermal reflective blanket and fiberboard insulation have also been incorporated into the design. The entire villa is powered by two large ground-mounted photovoltaic arrays situated on land just below the structure. The villa is also equipped with an emergency generator should there be an Island power outage. Continuing in the Green vein, On a Clear Day… utilizes organic-based fertilizer for its landscaping and the mildest forms of insecticide for pest control.
The entire interior is enclosed in one structure. Four large bedrooms comprise the sleeping space, three at 308 square feet and the master at 480. Three contain king size beds, the fourth with two twins that can easily be brought together to create king sized sleeping. All bedrooms have ceiling fans, secluded balconies, and private baths with dual sinks and tumbled marble showers. Each has an individually controlled air-conditioning unit along with a 40 inch LED TV with Dish Satellite programming and a Blu-ray disc player.
The kitchen offers Brazilian granite countertops and environment-friendly bamboo cabinetry and is equipped with an ultra-quiet dishwasher, refrigerator/freezer with ice maker, convection oven/range with hood, microwave, and wine cooler. A washer/dryer is available for guests along with a Weber gas outdoor grill. The kitchen has counter seating for 4 and abuts a dining room with seating for 8 to 10.
The Great Room is furnished in contemporary green bamboo/rattan and offers panoramic views of the pool, pool deck, and Francis Bay from every corner. A 60 inch LED TV with Bose Surround Sound is available for your viewing and music pleasure.
An air-conditioned exercise room with TV/stereo/iPod dock provides a Bowflex home gym, Sole elliptical machine, and a Concept II rowing Ergometer.
House Internet is provided through fiber optic broadband technology initiated in St. Thomas and is signaled directly to On a Clear Day … via SkyFiber. The system’s speed is 24Mbps/5Mbps, far faster than that offered in most other villas on the Island, which use DSL. Should primary connectivity be lost, the villa’s Internet transparently and automatically fails over to a backup AT&T cellular connection. WiFi transmits to every room. The house is also equipped with a cellular signal booster system positioned towards St. Thomas. This arrangement serves to stabilize and strengthen incoming and outgoing cellular phone and Internet signals. Additionally, your communications will be via cell towers on St. Thomas and not Tortola, helping to eliminate Tortola roaming charges. St. Thomas antennas are AT&T dominated. Thus, most cell phone users at On a Clear Day … and on St. John find AT&T the company of choice for coverage, quality, and avoidance of roaming fees. You may wish to consider a pay-as- you-go AT&T phone for your vacation and, for times away from the villa, AT&T or Virgin Mobile cellular Internet MiFi.
A wide pool deck supplies comfortable lounging with incomparable views of Francis Bay below and St. Thomas in the distance. Poolside offers various degrees of sun protection from out and out tanning to partial protection provided by trellises to complete coverage. A low chemical saltwater pool runs 3 foot 4 inches to 4 foot 6 inches in depth and contains a 54 foot long, 7 foot wide lap lane for exercise and an in-pool bench for relaxation. A screened-in porch off the dining room offers space for bug-free outside eating and socialization and easily opens to the pool deck via sliders.
We feel On a Clear Day… provides for both a healthful and relaxing vacation for friends and family and for youngsters, oldsters, and everyone in between. Nature and serenity abound. Yet, if needed, technology is not far away. We hope you consider partaking in the St. John Experience.
In Season Rates (Dec. 17, 2016 - Apr. 14, 2017)
- $8,250 per week for 2-4 people
- $10,250 per week for 5-6 people
- $12,250 per week for 7-8 people
- Christmas/New Years (Dec 17 – Jan 4) $14,700 per week for 2-8 people
Off Season Prices (Apr. 9, 2016 - Dec. 16, 2016)
- $6,750 per week for 2-4 people
- $7,250 per week for 5-6 people
- $7,750 per week for 7-8 people
- Thanksgiving: $7,750 per week for 2-8 people
Francis Bay Trail, St John 00830, USVI
Weekly rates are based on double occupancy
Children of all ages welcome!
Check in time is 3:00pm – Check out time is 10:00am
This is a non smoking villa
Deposit Information: A deposit of 50% is due within 7 days to confirm your reservation. The balance payment is due 2 months prior to your arrival. Not included in the rental rates is a Virgin Islands Hotel Tax of 12.5% and a $1,000 refundable security deposit.
Cancellation Policy: All cancellations and any requests for changes to your reservation (such as date changes or changes in the number in your party) must be made IN WRITING, and emailed to us promptly. Cancellations made 120 days prior to arrival date or more will be charged a cancellation fee of 20% of the total rate. Cancellations made 60-120 days prior to arrival will be charged a cancellation fee of 50% of the total rate. Cancellations made within 60 days of the arrival will be charged a fee of 100% of the total rate. However, if we are able to re-rent the property during your rental period, your payment will be refunded, less a 20% administration fee.
Trip insurance is recommended to mitigate charges from any unforeseen cancellation.