Six Bedroom John’s Folly Ocean Villa Nearing Completion on Shoreline

One of the most impressive features of the six-bedroom villa is the infinity pool which juts out over the dramatic coastline. St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Eliza Magro

After less than two years of construction a dramatic six bedroom villa is nearing completion on the island’s quiet southwest coast.
Work on the first of the John’s Folly Ocean Villas, designed by architect William Willigerod, should wrap up soon and owners are looking forward to welcoming the first guests in the coming weeks.

The six bedroom ocher colored structure, located on the rugged shoreline between Friis Bay and John’s Folly Bay, affords top of the line amenities and the utmost in privacy, explained JFOV LLC partner Rick Heyl.

“Our property was designed specifically for privacy and space,” Heyl said. “That is why we have three buildings of two bedrooms each. Every bedroom has a private entrance and private terrace.”

Five Structures on Property
The six bedrooms, with native stone garden showers open to the steady easterly ocean breezes, are housed in three two-story buildings. There are also two stand-alone great houses, each with a gourmet kitchen, for a total of five structures on the property.

But the creature comforts don’t end there. JFOV boasts two pools, one of which is infinity-edged and juts out directly over the rocky coral shoreline. The other pool is situated just steps away from the second great house and both include extensive decks.

The six bedroom villa also affords plenty of covered patio space for shaded outdoor enjoyment and a wedding pergola with a dramatic ocean backdrop.
JFOV will be rented through St. John Ultimate Villas, which is dedicated to the upscale market, Heyl explained.

Rentals Through Ultimate Villas
“We have hired Kristen Cox who owns St. John Ultimate Villas as our rental agent because of her commitment to only managing high-end properties,” he said.

Cox is delighted to welcome JFOV aboard her offerings of rental properties.

“I”m very excited,” said Cox. “We’ll hopefully get rentals in there really soon and I think it’s going to be a popular property.”
The villa offers the ideal vacation spot for several different types of getaways, Cox explained.

“It’s going to be attractive to different areas of the market,” she said. “With the six private bedrooms it’s a great spot for a quiet family getaway. And with the two kitchens and shoreline it’s the perfect spot for a wedding party or a corporate retreat.”

While there are many rental villas on St. John, the JFOV offers something different, Cox added.

“I’m honored to represent this villa,” she said. “It’s special and unique. The location isn’t something that you find in every villa.”

“I really think it’s an extraordinary villa,” said Cox.

JFOV owners have also partnered with Kathleen Hurley of St. John Events, Heyl explained.

“St. John Events by Kathleen Hurley is going to be our exclusive wedding and corporate events planner,” he said. “Her new company will feature our villa as her signature property.”

The partnership is a great match between a high end event planning company and a top of the line villa, explained Hurley.

“I think our relationship is going to be very positive for a number of reasons,” Hurley said. “There are all these beautiful structures on the property and one of the most beautiful infinity pools I’ve ever seen. I would like the events to match the amenities with corporate retreats and high end weddings.”

“I’m also very excited to work with Kristen Cox of St. John Ultimate Villas,” Hurley added.

Three More Villas Planned
Once construction on the six bedroom villa is complete, owners will focus their attention on the other three planned structures on the property, according to Heyl.

“Our next project is a seven bedroom villa on lot two, which is an ocean front location like lot one,” Heyl said. “Then lot three will have a five bedroom villa and lot four will have a four bedroom villa.”

While lots three and four are not ocean front, they will both include beach paths and luxurious pool areas, Heyl added.

For more information regarding JFOV call Cox at St. John Ultimate Villas at 776-4703. For more information regarding a corporate event or wedding at the villa call Hurley at St. John Events at 514-1416.