Carnival Beach House is an elegant three-bedroom villa. The home was built in 2006 and consists of a one level main house, plus a two level, two-bedroom guest house located to the right of the main house. The pool is conveniently located off the deck of the main house, and is also just a few steps from the guesthouse. Carnival Beach was designed and built by Glen Speers, who is a prominent St. John designer/builder of classic Caribbean homes, as well as Mongoose Junction. We doubt that you’ll find lovelier stonework anywhere on St. John than what you’ll see in Carnival Beach. The gorgeous stonewalls demonstrate that beautiful artwork not only hangs on a wall, sometimes it is the wall itself. Another outstanding feature of Carnival Beach is the covered lanai (outdoor living room), which is furnished with premium indoor/outdoor furniture and offers a delightful place to relax outdoors while protected from the sun. Although the lanai is covered, there is also a large uncovered deck for sun lovers. In both the main house and the guesthouse, the kitchen and bathroom cabinets, as well as the screen doors, were all made locally from Honduran mahogany. Mahogany trim abounds around the doors, floors, and ceiling, giving this modern-day home a classic feel. The island elegance continues in the exterior design, which includes terra cotta-tiled deck space and light fixtures made by St. John artist Donald Schnell.
The guest house boasts a nouveau two-story design with 2 studio suites. Guests staying in the top unit enter their suite from a landing, while those on the ground floor descend a set of exterior tiled stairs to their private entrance below. Both guest units are a few steps from the pool and the main house.
About The Area
Carnival Beach House is one of four homes located on the pebble/sand beach in Klein Bay. Klein Bay is a small, well-protected cove that is part of Rendezvous Bay on St. John’s sunny south shore. There are no hotels, condos or B & B’s in Klein Bay; there’s only a few luxury vacation villas. The dead end road that leads down to Carnival Beach ends two houses beyond Carnival, so there is very little vehicular traffic here, which creates an exceptionally peaceful and quiet neighborhood. The only noise you’ll hear with regularity is the sweet sound of surf gently breaking in your front yard, plus the sound of the soft trade winds blowing through the trees. Carnival Beach House is unquestionably a beautiful villa in an exquisite setting. Although Carnival Beach has a villa on either side of the house, lush tropical vegetation and a well-designed landscaping plan creates a setting with very good visual privacy. If you want even more privacy or space, you can rent the house on your left (Serenata De La Playa), which is exclusively offered by Caribbean Villas. Carnival Beach faces south so it is also a sun worshipper’s villa and the pool and decks are bathed in sunshine from 8 am – 5 pm. Carnival also offers discreet clothing-optional privacy for a full body tan. The pebble/sand beach at Klein Bay is more pebbles than sand, although this mixture differs from year to year depending largely on what the fall storms deposit or wash away. The shoreline is protected from heavy surf and strong winds by Ditliff Point, which is a peninsula that curves into the Caribbean and shelters Klein Bay. Almost every day the small surf and crystal clear waters provide good swimming, snorkeling, kayaking and paddle boarding. Kayak and paddleboard rentals are available by the day or week in Cruz Bay, and they’ll usually deliver to your villa. A 5-10 minute swim, snorkel or paddle takes you to an even nicer beach—the white sand beach on Ditliff Point. Cruz Bay is only a 10 minute drive on paved roads, you rarely, if ever, see a tourist in Klein Bay, unless they’re also staying in a nearby vacation villa.
Carnival Beach House is perfect for couples and families with older children.