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Cielo Vista, Breathtaking Panoramic Views from Every Room/Deck

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Refresh from a salty beach with a dip in your private pool amidst flowers & view

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Last updated: 12/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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Gift Hill villa description

Cielo Vista (Heavenly View) is a modern hilltop villa built in 2005, with an off-white stucco exterior and Caribbean blue roof and shutters. The interior is pristine, clean white plaster with rich mahogany wood trim and custom Mexican tile flooring. When people come to Cielo Vista their first reaction is awe – the views are truly stunning – and then they fall in love with the architecture and layout of the house.

The central Great Room is the hub, where the vaulted two story space takes advantage of the gentle Caribbean breeze. It includes a loft with a sleeper sofa and a catwalk which leads directly outside to a private second story deck. The fully equipped kitchen was intentionally designed to face out into the Great Room, so the chef can enjoy the view while they cook, and they can still be a part of social gatherings as well.

The large outdoor veranda, with its proximity to the pool, is a place of easy comfort and is a great spot for relaxing, reading, visiting, and dining. With the use of the newly added screens, the space easily turns into an outdoor living room!

There are two private bed suites flanking the Great Room, each with their own private bath that boast dual-sink vanities and amazing, spa-inspired showers. The sleeper sofa located in the loft space provides additional sleeping arrangements for groups of 6, and for larger groups of 8 the private Pequeno Cielo is also available to rent with the property. The Pequeno Cielo apartment is a studio that offers an updated kitchen, a sleeping area with ample closet and built-in storage space, an indoor living space, an outdoor screened-in porch (lanai), and a covered patio. Pequeno Cielo will only be rented with the main house to accommodate a large group, or it will be rented on its own when the Owner is in residence – it will never be rented to two separate parties.

The pool is private and inviting, surrounded by tropical landscaping and beautiful flowers, encouraging sunbathing, sunrise viewing, a morning coffee or an evening cocktail.

And always, you are surrounded by the view!


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Property Type

      • Villa

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Catering Available

              Onsite Services

                  • Housekeeper Optional

                  Suitability

                  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
                  • Low Allergen Environment
                  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
                  • Singles
                  • Non Smoking Only
                  • Pets Not Allowed
                  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

                  Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

                  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

                    Private Bath...moreless

                  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

                    Private Bath...moreless

                  • Loft: 1 sleep sofa /futon

                    Exceptionally comfortable bed by Front Gate...moreless

                  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

                    BR 3 & bath in garden apt ...moreless

                  • Three bedroom suites each with a large private bath and a private entrance. Additional sleeping space in loft on a Front Gate portable bed. Loft is perfect for children or teenagers. The loft does not have a private bathroom but there is private access to a bathroom. Third bedroom is located in the garden apartment which is just a few steps from villa....moreless

                  Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

                  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

                    Extra Large with view of Pillsbury Sound...moreless

                  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

                    Extra Large w/view of Pillsbury Sound...moreless

                  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

                    Extra Large w/view of Pillsbury Sound...moreless

                  • Each bathroom is very spacious with an open window and spectacular view of Pillsbury Sound. Please review photos....moreless

                  Other Amenities

                      • In the event of a power outage, you are protected by Cielo Vista's generator that comes on immediately without intervention from the tenant and without interruption in your power service. We love children but due to the open access to the pool we have implemented an age limit of 5. No pets. Maid service can be arranged if ordered prior to visit. Maid service is at the expense of the guest. ...moreless

                      Entertainment

                      • Books
                      • Books For Adults
                      • DVD Player
                      • Games For Kids
                      • Music Library
                      • Radio
                      • Satellite / Cable
                      • Television
                      • VCR
                      • Video Library

                      Theme

                      • Family
                      • Romantic

                      Attractions

                      • Bay/Sound
                      • Churches
                      • Coin Laundry
                      • Duty Free Shops
                      • Festivals
                      • Forests
                      • Library
                      • Marina
                      • Museums
                      • Rain Forests
                      • Reefs
                      • Restaurants
                      • Ruins

                      Local Services & Businesses

                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Babysitter
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Groceries
                      • Hospital
                      • Laundromat
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Medical Services

                      Leisure Activities

                      • Beachcombing
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Gambling Casinos
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Paddle Boating
                      • Photography
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Walking
                      • Whale Watching

                      Location Type

                      • Mountain:

                        Breathtaking panoramic view of the picturesque Cruz Bay from Cielo Vista's private location on Gifft Hill.....moreless

                      • Near The Ocean:

                        White sand beaches and turquoise bays just minutes away. Perfect for swimming, snorkeling, diving, fishing or just relaxing....moreless

                      • Ocean View
                      • Rural:

                        Minutes from Virgin Islands National Park, hiking trails and historical ruins....moreless

                      • Water View

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Basketball Court
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Fishing
                      • Hiking
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Mountain Climbing
                      • Mountaineering
                      • Paragliding
                      • Sailing
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing
                      • Surf Fishing
                      • Surfing
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Wind-Surfing

                      Dining

                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 8 people

                      General

                      • Activities Guide
                      • Air Conditioning:

                        Villa Bedrooms are Air Conditioned. Main floor and garden apartment is not air conditioned but has ceiling fans and windows that are opened to allow for breeze to flow through the living area....moreless

                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Free Local Calls
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Parking
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Telephone
                      • Thermos Bottle
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet

                      Kitchen

                      • 4 Ring Stove
                      • Blender
                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Freezer
                      • Grill
                      • Kitchen
                      • Lobster Pot
                      • Microwave
                      • Oven
                      • Pantry Items
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster

                      Outside

                      • Balcony
                      • Beach Chairs
                      • Beach Towels
                      • Binoculars
                      • Deck Furniture
                      • Large Cooler
                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Outdoor Furniture
                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                      • Porch / Veranda
                      • Porch Furniture
                      • Raft
                      • Screen Porch / Veranda
                      • Small Cooler
                      • Wood Deck
                      • Yard

                      Pool / Spa

                      • Outdoor Pool
                      • Private Pool

                      Forms Of Payment

                          • Accept Credit Card

                          House Cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Optional
                               

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                              Special offer: Limited Time Offer

                              Discount for January 2015. Owners had to cancel their annual January vacation due to business needs stateside. The month of January is available for a 10% discount for each weekly rental. Warmest Holiday Wishes, Chris and Harriett Bast

                              Offer for: Jan 5, 2015 - Jan 31, 2015 View calendar

                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              January Special
                              Jan 5 - Jan 31, 2015
                              5 night min stay

                              $2,800

                              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                              High Season
                              Feb 1 - May 1, 2015
                              5 night min stay

                              $3,100

                              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                              Low Season
                              May 2 - Nov 21, 2015
                              5 night min stay

                              $2,800

                              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest


                              Additional information about rental rates

                              Fees and Rental Conditions:

                              • Property Damage Protection $49
                              • Tax Rate 10%

                              Notes:

                              *2014 LOW SEASON: April 27 - Dec 13, 2014

                              1-2 people $2,700;

                              2-4 people $3,150;

                              4-6 people $3,500;

                              *Contact owner for Thanksgiv

                              2015 RATES

                              Low $3000.00 High $3500.00 Price quoted is for 1 bedroom 2 people. Price increases for 2 BR (4 people), 3 BR (6 people)

                              Please call owner for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. These weeks will require a 7 night minimum.

                              No Pets

                              No Children under 6


                              Cancellation policy:

                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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                              Last updated: 12/19/2014
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                              Location

                              1 Miles
                              Nearest Barpub
                              Cruz Bay
                              1 Miles
                              Nearest Ferry
                              Cruz Bay
                              1 Miles
                              Nearest Restaurant
                              Cruz Bay
                              1 Miles
                              Nearest Beach
                              Cruz Bay

                              Car: Recommended

                              St John does not have the run-away commercialism of so many beautiful subtropical Caribbean islands. Over 2/3 of the island has been set aside as a National Park. As such the beaches remain close to pristine with easy access for snorkeling and other water sports. All the beaches have 'swim or wade to' reefs supporting schools of colorful fish.

                              Day trips to the British Virgin islands are easy to arrange in downtown Cruz Bay with ferry service to these differing islands.

                              Sometimes on rainy days the south side of the island is still clear. Try Salt Pond near Rams Head should you have some rain, (Think of the cisterns)

                              Waterlemon Bay almost always has turtles and rays for the viewing. It is worth the hike (20 minutes).

                              Wednesday nights at Mongoose Junction the local musicians jam. Great fun.

                              Sunday afternoon there is music at the Beach Bar in Cruz Bay. Bring a beach chair.

                               

                              Manager info

                              Year Purchased: 2005

                              About: Chris and Harriett Bast were married in the autumn of their lives on tiny Henley Cay just off Caneel Bay in 2010. This was the joyful, improbable union of two recent retirees, a Southern belle from Charleston, SC and an Upstate NY contractor. Chris is a West Pointer with a tour of duty in VN. He started his company with his childhood sweetheart, his deceased wife, Nancy. It was Nancy who chose the site, selected the name and did much of the physical work of the building. We dedicate this to Nancy with love.

                              Why Gift Hill:
                              We had been stymied in our 3 year search for just the right property on St John during the real estate boom in the early 2000's. We had made many offers but were always second bidder or too late. Returning stateside after one especially frustrating trip during which we had tendered two unsuccessful proposals, we received an urgent phone call from our realtor which needed an immediate response. A property was about to be listed and already offers were queuing up. We would have to bid 'sight unseen' if we wished to be in the hunt. We bid based on trust and the agent's detailed description - an unbelievably great view, nice neighborhood, buildable lot, well treed, convenient location, good access roads, quiet surrounds, great topography, ample space, and immediate availability. Obviously we were the successful bidder. We hurriedly returned to St John with 3 days of grace if we wanted to withdraw our bid. There was no need, it was love at first sight!

                              The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
                              Many St. John locations can boast of great views but Cielo Vista has one of the best. In the dark of night the vista continues - no featureless black seascape here. The lights of St. Thomas twinkle in the distance. We can watch the big cruise ships as they steam in from or out to sea from Charlotte Amalie. On clear days we can see the Puerto Rican islands of Vieques and Culebras. But the best is the spectacular sunsets from the deck or balcony as we review the day. All rooms have the great view, proximity to the pool, and easy access to the outdoors. The Great Room, a two story, vaulted space with catwalk and loft, houses the functions for a group – visiting, cooking, TV watching, game playing, etc. The bed suites each have their own verandas and are get-away spots for reading or napping with privacy. The bathrooms are spacious with special showers which feel like you're outdoors. Originally the villa was built with a large open veranda tying all the areas together around the pool. To reduce the sun’s rays in late afternoon, a special rollup screen was installed in front of the Great Room. This proved so successful that they entire veranda was screened in with overhead fans and comfy cushioned chairs. This room has become a focal point in the villa and mimics the outdoor living spaces of Charleston, SC. The pool is central to the villa. The surrounding deck is great for private sunbathing, it is often cool at night for cocktails as the twinkling lights of St. Thomas emerge after the sunset. Morning coffee or crossword puzzle are done there also. The second floor balcony provides an elevated cafe and hammock.


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                              Speaks: english, german
                               

                              Photos

                              • Refresh from a salty beach with a dip in your private pool amidst flowers & view

                                Refresh from a salty beach with a dip in your private pool amidst flowers & view

                              • Enjoy your 1st cup of coffee watching Pillsbury Sound awake in the morning light

                                Enjoy your 1st cup of coffee watching Pillsbury Sound awake in the morning light

                              • Look up from your book to see the white rimmed, green islands in the aqua blue

                                Look up from your book to see the white rimmed, green islands in the aqua blue

                              • Another view of the outdoor living space showing the new furniture. Easy comfort

                                Another view of the outdoor living space showing the new furniture. Easy comfort

                              • Kitchen is functionally well laidout for cooks. Wash dishes with a view of St T

                                Kitchen is functionally well laidout for cooks. Wash dishes with a view of St T

                              • The comfy living space in the Great Room for TV+ quiet chats-Love the view Do U?

                                The comfy living space in the Great Room for TV+ quiet chats-Love the view Do U?

                              • A fun catwalk joins the balcony with sleeping loft, also a cozy reading nook.

                                A fun catwalk joins the balcony with sleeping loft, also a cozy reading nook.

                              • Your own romantic cafe on the 2nd floor balcony -linger in the double hammock

                                Your own romantic cafe on the 2nd floor balcony -linger in the double hammock

                              • The 2nd BR off of the Great Room has a small veranda with two hammock chairs

                                The 2nd BR off of the Great Room has a small veranda with two hammock chairs

                              • Garden Suites TV/sitting area, desk + full kitchen with dining table to the left

                                Garden Suites TV/sitting area, desk + full kitchen with dining table to the left

                              • Big playful shower That's not a picture but a real view-Private yet feel outside

                                Big playful shower That's not a picture but a real view-Private yet feel outside

                              • The beaches are reached by two good roads-North Shore or Centerline.Try them all

                                The beaches are reached by two good roads-North Shore or Centerline.Try them all

                              • Stone work + flowers welcome you to the comforts of your island home & friends

                                Stone work + flowers welcome you to the comforts of your island home & friends

                              • Toast the sunset on the pool deck with that special one or small circle of pals

                                Toast the sunset on the pool deck with that special one or small circle of pals

                              • No bugs- no crowd- no ado- just quiet beauty all around  See new table photo# 7

                                No bugs- no crowd- no ado- just quiet beauty all around See new table photo# 7

                              • Kitchen designed by chefs who like to visit while cooking-bright & well equipped

                                Kitchen designed by chefs who like to visit while cooking-bright & well equipped

                              • Dining area with outdoor terrace in background. Note the 2 hammock seats on left

                                Dining area with outdoor terrace in background. Note the 2 hammock seats on left

                              • The Great Room with a view- that Mexican tile feels refreshing on your bare feet

                                The Great Room with a view- that Mexican tile feels refreshing on your bare feet

                              • Catwalk looking from balcony to sleeping loft with privacy screens and wardrobe

                                Catwalk looking from balcony to sleeping loft with privacy screens and wardrobe

                              • Drift asleep to the twinkling lights of St. T,awaken to cool balmy sea breezes

                                Drift asleep to the twinkling lights of St. T,awaken to cool balmy sea breezes

                              • Newly renovated garden suite with mahogony trim,screened porch and  full kitchen

                                Newly renovated garden suite with mahogony trim,screened porch and full kitchen

                              • Bathrooms are breezy and light with double vanities, closeted toilet +big shower

                                Bathrooms are breezy and light with double vanities, closeted toilet +big shower

                              • Tho seeming to be remotely private, its just 7 minutes to downtown on good roads

                                Tho seeming to be remotely private, its just 7 minutes to downtown on good roads

                              $400 - $443 per night (USD)
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                              3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 8

                              View calendar: Updated 12/19/14
                              Minimum stay: 5 nights
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                              Member since: 2012
                              Speaks: english, german
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                              • Calendar last updated: 12/19/2014
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