Argonauta: Spectacular Ocean Views, Privacy and Luxury - Minutes from town

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5 bedrooms, in-room safe, iron/ironing board, WiFi
Fridge, microwave, oven, stovetop

Overview of Argonauta: Spectacular Ocean Views, Privacy and Luxury - Minutes from town

Entire home

Argonauta: Spectacular Ocean Views, Privacy and Luxury - Minutes from town

10.0 out of 10 Exceptional
10.0/10 Exceptional

Entire home

5 bedrooms5 bathroomsSleeps 10

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Air conditioning
st john, St John

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationGreat Cruz Bay4 min walk
  • Popular LocationElaine Lone Sprauve Library and Museum11 min walk
  • Popular LocationBattery4 min drive
  • AirportSt. Thomas (STT-Cyril E. King)65 min drive

Space details

5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, sleeps 10
2500 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 king bed
Bedroom 2
    1 king bed
Bedroom 3
    1 king bed
Bedroom 4
    1 king bed
Bedroom 5
    1 king bed
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2
Bathroom 3

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Argonauta: Spectacular Ocean Views, Privacy and Luxury - Minutes from town

St. John villa in Contant Farms, near Virgin Islands National Park
Five minutes from the bustling center of Cruz Bay, you will find a secluded, landscaped retreat in Contant Farm called Argonauta. With 5 spacious bedrooms, each with its own en suite bathroom, you will wake up each morning to spectacular ocean views.
Have your coffee on the wrap around deck, sporting a 270 degree panorama of the Caribbean Sea. Then head to St John's famous North Shore beaches, just 15 minutes away. Finish the day playing in Argonauta's plunge pool or having a fun cocktail at the fully equipped pool bar. As the day ends, head to the hot tub to soak and watch the glorious Argonauta sunsets. When you are ready for dinner, make use of a well-equipped full chef's kitchen or head down to Cruz Bay. Despite Argonauta's privacy, you're just a short drive from the town center.
Argonauta has two king dbedroom suites in the main house. The lower main house bedroom is large enough to accommodate an additional crib or air mattress for littler guests. Its bathroom has a full outdoor shower enclosed in a screened stone grotto. The upper main house bedroom is accessed via a spiral staircase and has its own bathroom with shower. In addition to the bedroom, it has an office nook with a mahogany desk facing the sea.
Two more king bedrooms are found in the adjacent guest house, each with magnificent views, stone showers and hammocks to soothe your soul. The fifth king bedroom with en suite bathroom is tucked away off the pool deck and contains a LifeFitness Elliptical trainer and desk.
As for dining al fresco, there is a wrap -around deck on the west side of the main house. It's a great spot for dining and viewing sunsets, or watching ships large and small glide towards St Thomas and its glittering lights in the distance.
Argonauta should be called Argonauta 2.0. It suffered massive damage from the 2017 hurricanes, and has been completely rebuilt by master builder Jonathan Doran. All its decks, fixtures and amenities are new and state of the art, from a new chef's kitchen with wine refrigerator, all new Mitsubishi air-conditioners throughout, to a completely rebuilt pool deck, with bar, pool and hot tub. For entertainment, if you wish to take a break from star gazing to stream a movie, a professional grade internet system reaches every room in the house as well as the decks. Or everyone can gather in the Great Room and watch together on the 50 inch smart TV.
Happily, one thing has not changed. The view, enjoyed by so many guests over the years, could not be destroyed by the storms, and remains as breathtaking as ever.
Air-conditioned accommodations at this villa offer private pools and safes. Rooms open to balconies. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils.

Bathrooms include showers and hair dryers. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards.

Recreational amenities at the villa include a spa tub and a fitness center.

Property manager

James Miller



Property amenities


  • Beach loungers
  • Beach towels


  • Private pool
  • Spa tub


  • WiFi available

Parking and transportation

  • Parking on site


  • Blender
  • Coffee grinder
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric kettle
  • Ice maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Spices
  • Stovetop
  • Toaster


  • 5 bedrooms
  • Bedsheets provided


  • 5 bathrooms
  • Hair dryer
  • Outdoor shower
  • Shower only
  • Towels provided


  • TV

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue grill
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine


  • Air conditioning


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Safe

Things to do

  • Gym on site

Safety features

  • Deadbolt lock
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • 1 room
  • Sleeps 10
  • Unit size: 2,500 square feet (232 square meters)

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and a deadbolt lock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

About this area

St. John

This villa is located in Contant Farms, a neighborhood in St. John. St. John Spice and Mongoose Junction are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Magens Bay Beach and St John Eco Hike & Snorkel Adventure.

What's nearby

  • Great Cruz Bay - 4 min walk
  • Turner Bay - 5 min walk
  • Elaine Lone Sprauve Library and Museum - 11 min walk
  • Cruz Bay Beach - 18 min walk
  • Battery - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • Cyril E. King Airport (STT) - 65 min drive


  • High Tide Bar & Seafood Grill - 4 min drive
  • Cruz Bay Landing - 3 min drive
  • Shambles - 7 min drive
  • The Windmill Bar - 7 min drive
  • The Tap Room St. John Brewers - 4 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Is Argonauta: Spectacular Ocean Views, Privacy and Luxury - Minutes from town pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

What time is check-in at Argonauta: Spectacular Ocean Views, Privacy and Luxury - Minutes from town?

Check-in begins at 4:00 PM.

What time is check-out at Argonauta: Spectacular Ocean Views, Privacy and Luxury - Minutes from town?

Check-out is at 10:00 AM.

Where is Argonauta: Spectacular Ocean Views, Privacy and Luxury - Minutes from town located?

Located in Contant Farms, this villa is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Great Cruz Bay and 1.2 mi (2 km) from Virgin Islands National Park. St. John Spice and Mongoose Junction are also within 1 mi (2 km).




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8/10 Good

Randy R.

Stunning view and great privacy
This was our second stay at Argonauta. The view, as well as the privacy is exceptional. I would highly recommend renting a vehicle while staying at this property as it is up a very steep hill at the end of a long, private drive. We had one minor issue with a non-working electrical outlet that the management company resolved within the hour. The management company was equally efficient when we notified them that there was not a blender on site and they delivered one to us with the hour. Other than a missing blender the kitchen is well appointed and there was a nice welcome basket upon our arrival containing a variety of cold salads. It would be nice if the unit included coffee and sugar, at least to have for the first morning or two, if one cannot get to the market right away. It did seem that some of the bed linens and towels were showing a lot of wear and could use replacing. The living room sofa is also showing some wear and was not overly comfortable. The ice maker didn't work and I recall the same issue on our last visit, but there were ice trays provided. Overall a very nice place to stay and we would stay again.
Stayed 12 nights in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent

Barry T.

Highly recommend Argonauta
Our group thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Argonauta. The views are wonderful and the house was well thought out and decorated and had an amazingly equipped kitchen (the private chef loved that too). TS Earl kept us home a day or so and the property really made that fun. We've stayed in the Contant area several times so we always like the proximity to Cruz Bay. Already looking forward to a return visit.
Stayed 7 nights in Sep 2022

10/10 Excellent

Susan H.

Beautiful view
Loved this house and view. Was perfect for our family of all adults. Might have been tricky with little ones. Two bedrooms in the main house and the rest were separate. Great location! Very responsive property managers!
Stayed 7 nights in Aug 2022

10/10 Excellent

Melissa R.

We loved everything about Argonauta. The sunsets were spectacular, the beds were very comfy.
We would definitely rent this property again. JP was great and showed us around the property when we checked in.
Stayed 7 nights in Jul 2022

10/10 Excellent

Kelly M.

We will be back to Argonauta
What a great property in Cruz Bay in St. John. Easy to get to and very secure. This would be great for several families to share as well. The management was extremely responsive when a break blew and fixed it immediately. The view was spectacular. If you have an opportunity to be her over July 4th, the fireworks from our balcony were amazing. We will be back!
Stayed 7 nights in Jul 2022