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Spectacular Views Day & Eve in Treetop Apartment

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
7 nights minimum
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Brand new to TripAdvisor, Sonnenskuss has been a highly sought after rental property for over 25 years. Sonnenskuss (sun's kiss) is perched 250' above sea level, and, Mongoose Junction (an extraordinarily beautiful architectural landmark) on the edge of the National Park, yet, only 3 blocks from the center of Cruz Bay - an ideally convenient location with privacy, seclusion and fabulous views. NP mountain forests provide the entire view to the north through a wall of windows, and, the Cruz Bay waterfront, distant St. Thomas (3 mi.), the western sky and everyday sunsets are viewed through the west wall of screens, or, from the outdoor deck. Located below, and at the north end of the greater residence, hence, protected from southern exposure, the apartment enjoys a well-shaded interior - ...Brand new to TripAdvisor, Sonnenskuss has been a highly sought after rental property for over 25 years. Sonnenskuss (sun's kiss) is perched 250' above sea level, and, Mongoose Junction (an extraordinarily beautiful architectural landmark) on the edge of the National Park, yet, only 3 blocks from the center of Cruz Bay - an ideally convenient location with privacy, seclusion and fabulous views. NP mountain forests provide the entire view to the north through a wall of windows, and, the Cruz Bay waterfront, distant St. Thomas (3 mi.), the western sky and everyday sunsets are viewed through the west wall of screens, or, from the outdoor deck. Located below, and at the north end of the greater residence, hence, protected from southern exposure, the apartment enjoys a well-shaded interior - space white & bright and accepting of the cooling trade winds passing through. Ceilings are high. The bath, kitchen/studio and bedroom are all large and fully equipped. A single, private parking bay (exclusive for apartment guests) is located below an ascending masonry staircase which passes a large, interestingly sculpted waterfall/birdbath surrounded by lush tropical foliage. From the staircase end, one proceeds along a shaded catwalk toward a stand of bamboo and apartment deck. The deck faces the water and sunsets and overlooks tropical flowers and plants. Keep the feeder supplied with sugar and let the yellow birds, finches and hummingbirds entertain you. Deer and donkeys pay occasional visits. Sonnenskuss is easily found by walking or driving (although, all guests are picked up at the ferry) 4 blocks from the ferry dock to the far end of Mongoose Junction. From there, turn into the parking lot, proceed 100', and turn left up the concrete road. 3 switchbacks follow - a right, then a left - and Sonnenskuss staircase is on the right, just before the 3rd switchback. Mongoose Junction is unquestionably an architectural gem exuding a powerful Caribbean ambiance & energy. Thanks to a local treasure -artist/architect/builder Glenn Speer - MJ is a wonderful m'elange of shops, indoor/outdoor restaurants, a deli & taproom/brewery - a delightful convenience a mere 900' 'down the hill'. The NP Headquarters Building & rec field are directly across the street from MJ, and Lind Pt. trail (behind bldg.) leads to Salomon, Honeymoon & Caneel Bay beaches (20-30 min.) - very convenient for those not renting a vehicle.More
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About the Owner
Charlette & Gary W
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:78%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:August 2016
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Reviewed 1 May 2019

My wife and I have traveled to St John for 6 years and Sonnenskuss is by far the best place we've stayed. The landscaping is UNBELIEVABLY BEAUTIFUL and you can tell Gary is extremely passionate about it. The view from the apartment overlooks Cruz Bay...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank NorthStar06166679959
Reviewed 31 August 2016

We have stayed in this beautiful studio apartment for three years and plan to return every year until we can no longer travel. The apartment is very clean and well-maintained. With the owners right upstairs, nothing is ever in need of repair. We seldom eat...More

Date of stay: March 2016
Thank Jane G
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

Sonnenskuss has it all: * Beginning with a great first impression; our host met us at the ferry, brought us to the market and then on to what became our 'home away from home' retreat just in time for an AWESOME SUNSET!!! * Private and...More

Date of stay: May 2016
Thank OnAir568975
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Ceiling Fans
DVD Player
TV
Parking
Balcony
Linens Provided
Wi-Fi
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Towels Provided
Terrace
Private Garden
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