Located in the exclusive Estate Rendezvous neighborhood, Villa Panache enjoys peaceful, private surroundings and is also just a short drive from Cruz Bay and the world-renowned North Shore beaches. If you'd rather stay in, though, the villa itself is fully loaded. With a well-equipped gourmet kitchen, elegantly furnished living areas, and expansive decks complete with a dining gazebo and a large pool overlooking the sea, Villa Panache has everything you could ask for.
Nestled high above Rendezvous Bay in the tropical countryside, this fully air conditioned villa enjoys a spectacular 180 degree view of the Caribbean, the bays of St. John's South Shore with the island of St. Croix shimmering on the distant horizon.
An example of tropical architecture at its best, Villa Panache is a blend of creamy pink stucco walls, terra-cotta roof tiles and Mexican tile floors, surrounded by colorful ever-blooming bougainvillea and an abundance of other tropical plants. The design affords unobstructed views of the crystal clear Caribbean waters from every nook and cranny.
The center of attention indoors is the great room, a unique hexagonal shaped room with high ceilings and oversized mahogany doors opening onto the terrace. The great room is beautifully furnished and offers a sitting area and formal dining area.
The new gourmet kitchen is a chef's dream - with a six burner gas cook top, double oven, oversize refrigerator and all cooking amenities. Set off from the great room by a gorgeous granite peninsula with generous workspace - it is the perfect place for serious cooking or casual dining.
Adjacent to the great room is the spacious master bed and bath suite with its own sitting room that converts to an additional bedroom with its own private bath. A few steps across the patio is a two story bedroom complex offering three bedrooms, each with a private bath and private balcony for enjoying the breathtaking view from sunrise to sunset.
The villa features a 30 foot swimming pool with a shaded gazebo and an expansive 80 foot terrace furnished with comfortable lounge furniture.
Overall this home was nice. The Kitchen, living room and basement apartment have all been updated and the air conditioning works well. The other bedrooms and bathrooms are pretty dated and could stand to be updated. The house was very clean and the management company was fantastic. They were very helpful in the booking process and the check in process. We stay on the island regularly and are use to driving around. If you are not comfortable driving on the island this home might be a little further out for you. The house could also use outdoor speakers near the pool. Overall, a nice home that we had fun in.
We planned and saved for 3 years to take and treat 11 of our very close friends with us to a very special place on Earth and to celebrate milestone birthdays. Villa Panache is beautiful, welcoming and quite comfortable. There were 13 of us gathered for a week in St. John. Some of the guests had never been to the island or ever seen the Caribbean. Being able to overlook the pool area onto that incredible body of water was a dream. We never went out for supper one night because the gourmet kitchen was all we needed, plus it was fun to cook for one another. Two people prepared a breakfast and supper one night during the week and then they were "off" for the remainder of the vacation. It worked out great! After wonderful nights of listening to great music, having multiple cocktails and eating like kings and queens, we slept like babies in our comfortable rooms. Each morning we would rise and quietly make our way to the coffee pot, softly wishing each other a "good morning" and then step out onto the patio where the pool is located. We'd listen to the morning birds and watch as the sun rose in the east over the mountain top. After breakfast, we'd all gather for a day of fun at one of the incredible beaches and then return to our oasis at the beautiful pool where we created our very own "Tiki Bar". Beginning with music, appetizers and cocktails followed by a wonderful meal. Two friends hired Chef Ted to come by one night which was fantastic and it happened to be on the full moon night, which made it even more special! This place is magical. Every one of us would come back in a second. What a great place where accommodations were excellent, laughter was abound, weather was perfect and memories were created for a lifetime. *Kitchen/Great Room is amazing- Pool is wonderful. Bedrooms are comfortable- Bathrooms are spacious- Beach chairs were great to have-Cleaning crew mid-week was a treat
The views, the house, the pool, the stars... nothing could be better than the week we enjoyed at Villa Panache. The pictures of the home don't even come close to the reality of how perfect our vacation was. Everything was better than we expected and we would rent this home again. The location gave us beautiful sunrises and cool sunsets, privacy all around and great vistas. Can't beat the location!!
This was a fantastic house for a family group including two teenagers who found the pool and their own rooms to be "the best". The house came with more then we thought like a cabinet full of sun block and a complimentary starter package in the refrigerator. The staff was great even when we had a problem with one of the room air-conditioners. I would highly recommend this villa.
We have stayed at Villa Panache 5 or 6 times. While we have tried other villas in the island, we always come back. The house is beautifully but comfortably decorated, you really feel at home. The set up really is ideal for a large group and for everyone to be in the same area with lots of space and sharing multiple activities at once. Our group loves to enjoy a great dinner after a day at the beach and cooking is a delight in this kitchen which overlooks the bay and allows you to stay close to the social action (pool, terrace, etc.) while cooking. We are hoping for two weeks next year!
We have been traveling to St. John for over 30 years now, and it still remains our favorite vacation spot. For the past ten years or so we have been renting properties. Our favorite house is Villa Panache. The house is very comfortable for young and old and the view superb. The personnel have seen to our every need promptly but we've rarely needed anything from them! All of the houses we've rented from them have always been ready and waiting for us weary travelers. We will return to St. John and Villa Panache as soon as we can!
We loved Villa Panache! We were there for 12 wonderful days and especially enjoyed the outdoor living with a view that is second to none. The house has everything a large family could possibly need. we will definitely return!