St. John Private Beach Front Villa Inside USVI National Park
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Hawksnest Bay cottage description
Gibney's Beach front villa is located 2.5 miles from Cruz Bay inside USVI National Park on 2 acre property.
Botanical garden with tropical fruit trees from around the world. Three coral reefs located in Hawksnest Bay. World renown Rockefeller Caneel Resort within walking distance.
Property has been a provisioning ground for over 250 years and is part of estate Dennis Bay.
5 star chefs available for in home dining. Provisioning and catering is available as well as private massages. Wedding ceremonies and private parties can be arranged. A rental powerboat can be moored in bay. Above mentioned amenities are all upon request not included in rental fee.
Beach sunset is a must see!!
- Vacation Rental
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4
- King size beds (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Ice Maker
- Catering Available
- Cooking Utensils
- Linens Provided
- Parking Off Street
- Air Conditioning
- CD Player
- Video Library
- DVD Player
- Wireless Internet
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Jet Skiing
- Basketball Court
- Mountain Biking
- Miniature Golf
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Wildlife Viewing
- Fitness Center
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
ReviewsWrite a review
We cannot thank Teri enough for sharing her cottage, beach, and knowledge of St John! The pictures of the property don't do it justice--it is even more amazing than we expected! The Beach Cottage was absolutely perfect-impeccably clean, well-stocked, and inviting. The surrounding gardens were lush and beautiful, and Israel, the groundskeeper, kept us stocked with fresh bananas from their trees and herbs for us to cook with. And the beach...words cannot express how peaceful and beautiful the beach is! The only thing that could have possibly coaxed us out of the relaxing lounge chairs was the crystal-clear, cool, turquoise water! We enjoyed every second of our beach time! We brought home not only beautiful photos and a New Year's tan, but also memories and stories of a sea turtle joining us as we kayaked and gorgeous tropical fish sightings when snorkeling right off the shore. There are too many trails on the island to count, so if you get motivated enough to leave the property during daylight hours, all the adventure you want is all around you! Teri was the perfect hostess, securing dinner reservations for us (La Tapa is a must during your stay), providing recommendations for excursions (that we didn't take because we were way too happy right where we were!), and sharing stories of her life on the island. When we return to Gibney Beach, which we will definitely do, we look forward to seeing her again as much as staying at her lovely property!
- Guest K&S (Alabama)
- Date of stay 12/27/12
- Review Submitted 01/05/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children, adventure seekers, girls getaway.
I have been to St. John three times, Gibney Beach Cottage is the paradise I have always dreamed of. The cottage is absolutely the most charming well stocked villa with everything you could ever need. The beach is your front yard with sun, shade, chairs to lounge, rafts to float, and a kayak.... the garden behind the cottage was the most serene place to spend time with your thoughts or your loved ones, Isreal keeps the grounds in immaculate condition, he cut us fresh coconut from a tree in the garden, that was the freshest coconut I have ever had.....what more could anyboby ask for. Going into Cruz Bay is a short drive for groceries, shopping, and dinner. I would highly recommend La Tapa for a wonderful dinner experience. Then for lunch or a drink I recommend Skinny's in Coral Bay. I can't thank Terri enough for sharing her paradise with us. She was there if we needed her for anything and she respected our privacy, however I enjoyed spending time talking with Terri about St John and our life adventures. I am going to return to St. John in March 2013 and yes I will be staying at Gibney Beach Cottage. This will be my paradise every time I return to St. John. Terri, thank you so much....
- Guest Melanie (Hartly, De)
- Date of stay 11/10/12
- Review Submitted 11/25/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, families with young children, adventure seekers, girls getaway.
AMAZING HOME! AMAZING LOCATION! AMAZING VACATION!
AMAZING HOME! AMAZING LOCATION! AMAZING VACATION!
We just returned from the most wonderful, relaxing vacation at the Gibney Beach Cottage. Contrary to what the previous reviewer wrote, we found the cottage to be spotless when we arrived. It is beautifully decorated and everything you need is in the cottage. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you might need to cook a gourmet meal. There are towels galore so when one gets sandy and wet, you can switch to a new one. An outdoor shower is a bonus to wash off the salty water. The king size bed is obviously of excellent quality and very comfy. You feel like you are in your own private Shangri-la yet you are only 3 miles from Cruz Bay with it's many fine restaurants and shops. You are literally steps away from Hawknest Bay and the beach. The view from the front porch is stunningly gorgeous and it was the place we ate all of our meals. We started each day with a dip in the turquoise sea, ate breakfast and then swam some more. The beach is very quiet with limited parking for the public so we felt like we had it to ourselves most of the time. It was very private and serene. Behind the cottage is a beautiful tropical garden planted by the owner's late husband. We enjoyed walking around it and and identifying plants not grown in our home state of Maine. The garden also creates a green buffer between you and the rest of the world. There is also great snorkeling here, beach chairs, hammock and even a couple of kayaks. Terri, the owner, lives on site and is very helpful with suggestions for things to do, places to eat. She's a local and knows her stuff. She is very respectful of your privacy yet was there when we needed her to answer any questions. She brought us fruits grown in her garden and surprised us with a welcoming basket of goodies when we arrived. We fell in love with this lady and felt like we have made a life long friend. So much to do on St. John yet we found ourselves very content to stay put for much of our vacation because we found the best place on the island was right there at Gibney Beach. We will return again and again as long as this place is available to rent. I unequivocally recommend staying here for the vacation of a lifetime. This is a rare find on St John and so worth the price paid. You will not be disappointed.
- Guest Kathryn S. (Hope, Maine)
- Date of stay 11/10/11
- Review Submitted 11/16/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children, adventure seekers.
Stay on Property in St John
Stay on Property in St John
I stayed on this property and it was filthy and looked much better on line than it did in person. It was a huge disappointment. My friends stayed upstairs and the mattress was disgusting. Have pictures....
- Guest Cerra (United states)
- Date of stay 12/08/10
- Review Submitted 09/27/11
Owner response: This comes to total shock, as I have been renting my villas for more than 10 years and have never ever had a complaint let alone something to this extent. I have repeat Guests who have stayed with us here at Gibney beach for 8 years in a row. The Villas are very well up kept and change the mattresses every year. Our rentals are cleaned weekly and when there are Guests staying in them there is always a mid week cleaning. Our property and Villas are meticulous. Although I know it is impossible to make very single Guest 100% happy I have never had a problem or any negative feedback in the past 10 years of business. I can support all that I say and how the Villas are ran and their up keep because I live on the same property, manage them my self and over see all workers daily. If there was ever a problem I expect to be notified on the spot or very soon after to have the situation addressed and taken care of asap, not 10 Months after. I go above and beyond for my Guests assuring to make their stay the best ever!!!
Wow, just wow. The beach cottage exceeded our expectations in just about every way. When they say it's ON the beach, they mean it. The gentle waves lap up mere feet from your front porch, yet your cottage remains cool from the shade the numerous palm trees. There is air-conditioning, but we never used it, choosing to just enjoy the cool ocean breeze instead. On a private beach (as much as beaches are private on St. John), the cottage is First class. Terri, your host, is outstanding, providing impeccable service - accessible without being intrusive. Beach equipment (towels, chairs, toys, kayaks, cooler, etc) and just about everything you could want are all provided. In short, this is the place you have had in your dreams about a private beach getaway. The pictures simply don't do it justice. We will return, many times over.
- Guest Vandy95 (Birmingham, Alabama)
- Date of stay 12/27/10
- Review Submitted 01/10/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children, adventure seekers, girls getaway.
High season: Dec 15- Easter week .. $6000/week Low season: after Easter- Dec 15 .. $4000/week Christmas,New Years and Presidents week are subject to an additional $1000/week
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View from Front Porch of Beach Cottage
Beach Cottage Interior Sitting Area
Beach Cottage Interior Dining
White Sand Beach in front of Cottages
Garden Cottage Kitchen Area
Garden Cottage Queen Bedroom One of Two
Garden Cottage Deck Area
Beach Cottage Front Entrance
Beach Cottage Front Porch
Beach Cottage Four Poster King Bed
Beach Cottage Kitchen Area
Garden Cottage Entrance and Porch
Garden Cottage Sitting Area
Garden Cottage Queen Bedroom Two of Two
Driveway Entrance to the Property
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