2 Bedroom | 2 Bathroom (2 Full, 0 Half) | 4 Guests
Escape to paradise at " La Chascona!" This super-private, cozy, and new construction (completed 2018) is located on the quiet Northside of St. Thomas. It has breath-taking 180-degree ocean views. Pristine Neltjeberg Beach is just a five-minute drive away, as is Thirteen Restaurant & Bar ( Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Winner). Dine alfresco in our outdoor kitchen/lounge, with its charcoal grill and wood-fired pizza oven. The house collects solar power and stores excess energy in the twin Tesla Powerwall for later use so, even during a grid power outage, you'll have a seamless and noiseless power supply.
At La Chascona, there are infinite possibilities for memorable experiences. Our favorites: enjoying morning espressos in bed while looking out to the bay; sun-bathing on the secluded sandy beach; swimming in the crystal-clear ocean; grilling and making pizzas at sunset; dining by candlelight in the outdoor kitchen; and, star gazing on the double lounger.
Entry to the property is through an electric gate with keypad. The house (and ample parking area) is nestled at the end of a beautifully lit 150-feet concrete and gravel driveway. As this is a new construction, some of the landscaping is a work in progress; we've planted some essential herbs, but the fruits are still immature. The house has a six-feet wide wrap-around cantilevered balcony, with 180-degree ocean views of Inner & Outer Brass Islands from both the inside and out! The entry-level floor has an open plan kitchen, dining, and sitting area. The master bedroom and bathroom adjoin, with sliding barn doors.
There are 15 exterior steps to the lower level bedroom, with its bathroom and laundry closet (conveniently connected to the master bedroom by a laundry chute). Although the outdoor walkways have beautiful wood-textured ceramic tiles, and are covered by a four-feet roof overhang, rain still can make some surfaces a little slippery. Because of this, and the lack of other baby and youngster-friendly accommodations, it's best to wait until everyone in the party is aged about 12 or older before you book! For safety and security, the outdoor areas of our home have CCTV cameras that record locally and to the cloud. Rest assured, their fields of vision do not cover any indoor areas or the outdoor shower!
We STRONGLY suggest securing your car rental as soon as possible. Rental car companies are having a hard time keeping up with the present demand.
Quirks of this tropical island life: public transportation is unreliable and in our view does not provide the coverage and frequency a vacationer needs. We usually rent a SUV. Although sedans do drive to the house and beach, we highly recommend a vehicle with high clearance to negotiate the unpaved road and switch-back turns. The closest mainland-sized grocery store is located a 15-minute drive away - that's not far, but many people bring groceries with them so they don't need to think about shopping until they are truly relaxed. So, to get a flying-start to your vacation, you may wish to either bring some starter proteins and produce with you, or pick up groceries on the way from the airport. Also, there is a convenience store and gas station for basic necessities within a five-minute drive away.
" La Chascona" is named after the love nest that Pablo Neruda, the Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet, built for his secret lover and eventual wife in Santiago in 1953. We hope that you will find as much relaxation, peace, and joy in our hideaway as Pablo and Matilda found in theirs!
Come stay at La Chascona and enjoy America's Paradise!
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