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ISLAND EASE – LOVANGO CAY, US VIRGIN ISLANDS
A mere ten minute boat ride from the quaint village of Cruz Bay, the world famous Caneel Bay Resort and endless stretches of white sand beach within the Virgin Islands National Park (VINP), sits the small island of Lovango Cay – home to the Caribbean’s most progressive enclave of luxury estates. Within this most unique neighborhood, its first home, dubbed Island Ease, serves as the model for a new type of luxury villa where well chosen components from around the world are seamlessly blended with locally sourced materials to produce a casually elegant statement that privacy, convenience, luxury and style can all be had at once - in one unforgettable package.
Access to Island Ease begins with a short boat ride through the calm, clear waters off nearby St John’s famous north shore. Shades of blue change dramatically under the hull of the villa’s own tender as you disembark onto the community operated docks. After a short drive up the hill in your own solar powered all terrain vehicle, your first glimpses of Island Ease are had through a prolific garden of native and imported flowers, shrubs, trees, herbs and wintering fruits. Rounding the corner, you arrive at the home’s entry court with a well-placed outdoor shower with ample storage for beach gear. A travertine walking path leads you through a trellis wrapped in aromatic flowers before entering the vast pool deck that serves as the vantage point to take in what can only be described as world class views in every direction. Every room of this villa enjoys panoramic view from thousands of acres of protected national parklands on St John west across Pillsbury Sound to the lights of St Thomas at night. Against this backdrop, views from Island Ease also highlight a calming parade of sailboats, small ferries and other light craft.
Native stone harvested by hand has been applied generously to give the home’s various buildings a timeless charm. The clever placement of individual guest suites centered around the home’s main pool deck ensures each guest has their own refuge from the villa’s more public spaces. Inside, Island Ease has been tastefully appointed with casually elegant furnishings, natural décor elements and every creature comfort one would expect from a first class residence in the Caribbean. These comforts run aplenty and include satellite television, air conditioning in every room, high-end appliances, custom lighting and a tasteful collection of art inspired by the island’s rugged natural landscape.
The handful of luxury estates on Lovango are serviced by a well run Homeowners Association that maintains full ownership over a number of significant assets useful to life on a small island. These assets include a system of common roadways, electric infrastructure, communal docks, transport vessels, a reverse osmosis plant for potable water and a fifty-two foot custom built barge for maintenance and construction. All HOA owned assets are professionally managed by two, full time caretakers with over 20 combined years of experience on the island.