Villa, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 3 - Full, 2 - 1/2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)
About Property Manager
Building Andara in 2010 fulfilled a lifelong dream of owning a home on a Caribbean island. We have been traveling to St. John for the past 25+ years and have made an annual tradition of traveling with extended family. We love to scuba dive, hike, snorkel, and chillax! There is no place better to decompress than St. John, being 2/3 National Park with some of the most gorgeous beaches in our own backyard. We hope you love STJ as much as we do & are happy to share Andara!
Property Manager purchased this Villa in 2010
Why Property Manager chose Estate Hansen Bay
The sweeping north shore panoramic views across to Tortola & the BVIs, watching vessels from sailing yachts to majestic private yachts cruise down the Sir Francis Drake Channel will relax even the most stressed out mainland traveler! The breezes, bananaquits (island birds), humming birds, serenity of the East End called us to this piece of paradise.
What makes this Villa unique
Andara is in close proximity to the laid back vibe of Coral Bay and it's unique variety of restaurants, shops, and grocery stores. After a day of exploring or lounging at one of the nearby beaches Andara is a peaceful oasis to return to at the end of the day!
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
No smoking inside or outside of the villa
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Andara is AMAZING!
Our short story, everything was perfect! We are experienced travelers, with high expectations, for amazing family vacations. We got it! The communication/service/facilitation was spot on, and the location, and house, are literally to die for. The house has an insanely incredible feel, and flow, with great furnishings and amenities, and with perfect upkeep. Everything (the house, the grounds, the pool/whirlpool, outdoor showers, patios, bar, grill) were exactly as they should be…clean, working, and enabling a great and memorable experience.
We are so happy that you enjoyed your vacation at our home! We built Andara as a reflection of our love of St. John and are truly grateful that you were able to experience a little piece of that love! Hope to see you again soon!
The perfect getaway!
This house is perfect, if you don’t mind staying on the East End, removed from the “bustle” of Cruz Bay. We had an amazing time, and this house met every single one of our needs. It was immaculate, well-maintained, and spacious - more than enough room for two couples. Full A/C was wonderful after a day at the beach, and the pool was the best we have had on island. I recommend this place for anyone - it will not disappoint!!!!
We are very happy that you had such a great time at our home! We also love floating in the pool in the afternoon and watching the sailboats go by. Hope to see you again soon!
Simply put, this villa is paradise. The home is clean and has everything you need. If you want quiet and relaxation this is it. We grabbed dinner (lobster) right from the bay below. Snorkeling there was great as well. I loved morning coffee listening to the goats call each other and watching them take a drink from the pool. No shortage of other animals as we saw deer and donkey daily. I've travel to St John every year and this was by far my best accommodation.
Recommend stopping at Pickles in paradise for breakfast and lunch. Great banana bread and fresh items.
A beautifully crafted villa with unparalleled views, charm, and privacy.
A little context for the review. My wife and I are on last day at Andara since arriving a week ago. Just the two of us. We're heading to a different villa for the next week over in Peter Bay Estates. It's our first time together on St. John and only the 2nd time we've rented a villa for a vacation. We travel extensively but typically stay in ultra-luxury resorts such as Rosewood & One&Only or boutiques designed to provide a more intimate experience.
Staying here was a great decision! The views of the sailboats and yachts through the channel are magnificent. The nighttime view of Tortola and the lights is really cool. We spent HOURS in the hot tub and heated pool stargazing, dreaming, talking about anything and everything, exactly what we were looking for in this vacation. Talk about recharging the batteries...That's what Andara has done for us and it's what we needed.
The home itself is a fortress of quality materials and workmanship. Clearly designed with structural safety in mind, the details and touch are impeccable. We took lots of pics as we're currently designing a home ourselves and inspired to incorporate some of what we experienced here.
So, as far as the property itself, a 5 star rating for sure. Here's what you should also consider and know:
The driveway and stairs leading to the home are steep. The driveway is really no big deal for a Jeep but the stairs would be a challenge for older guests and/or anyone with knee/hip issues. BTW this is common for many homes on a mountainside so it's not unique to Andara.
It's remote here. You're on the far end of St. John in a development that went bust somewhere along the way. Developers take note, this could be something really special... But the remoteness also gave us the privacy and seclusion we were after on this trip.
The local restaurants, shopping, groceries in Coral Bay are very limited. The little village is bit of a hippy town so if that's your vibe you'll be right at home. We ate out one meal a day and frankly none of it was exceptional. We're foodies so admittedly our expectations may not be aligned with others. If you're looking for more night life or access to better dining this might not be the best place on the island.
There are no cons per se to Andara. It's not that you can't go explore those north shore beaches or drive to Cruz Bay, you can but it's a lot of driving. Andara is ideal for guests who desire privacy and seclusion and enjoy staying put once here.
We are very happy that you had such a wonderful time at our home! We built Andara with the goal of maximizing the amazing views and seclusion of the East End’s north shore. We also spend a lot of time watching the sailboats and enjoying the tranquility of our little piece of paradise on East End. It was these qualities that brought us out here, over all the other places we had to choose from. Just as a note, the Dreekets Bay development is still active. The road, lot retaining walls and underground utilities are the base infrastructure of the development and are another part of what brought us to Dreekets Bay. Lots are privately owned and development is at the desire and timeline of the owners and not controlled by the development association.
We hope you enjoyed the rest of your vacation on St. John and we look forward to the possibility seeing you again!
Stunning Inside and Out
Andara is absolutely as beautiful as the pictures show. This is our second stay here, the first being 3 years and one very large Hurricane Irma ago. The house, property and amenities look virtually brand new. We didn't know what to expect coming only one year after the devastation of Irma, but we were pleasantly surprised (and happy for the people of St. John) to find many of the businesses are back up and running - grocery stores, restaurants, shops... Irma can still be seen and felt for sure, but the healing is very much under way. The beaches are still beautiful and the water is still warm and this house is still stunning.
We are so glad that you enjoyed your time at Andara! We do all we can to keep Andara like we first pictured her. As you said "The beaches are still beautiful and the island is still warm", St. John and Andara were very happy to see you again!
Great home away from home
House and amenities were awesome. View was to die for. Beds extremely comfortable. Felt right at home from day 1.