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Plumeria: Panoramic Ocean & Sunset Views, Heated Pool, Spa & Privacy!

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View of the pool, courtyard, and main deck from Plumeria's entrance

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Last updated: 07/31/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Plumeria is located atop Gifft Hill, and features panoramic ocean views of up to twenty islands and cays, as well as spectacular sunsets, among the finest on St. John. Its layout provides the ultimate in Caribbean indoor/outdoor living, with large French doors in every room opening onto the interior courtyard, sundeck, and pool. Outdoor living spaces include the enclosed courtyard, a very comfortable outdoor living room facing the view, a central pool, interior gardens, covered walkways, the main sundeck, the new lower deck with its large built-in spa, the shaded dining gazebo, and a granite outdoor kitchen. Plumeria's hilltop location, with adjacent green space, ensures complete privacy and gentle tropical breezes, as well as a single-level floor plan, with a flat driveway that has room for several cars.

Plumeria's expansive decks offer complete privacy while sunning by the pool, or enjoying a romantic evening in the outdoor living room. Have cocktails and enjoy the stunning sunsets over the Caribbean. As night falls, watch as cruise ships leave for their next port of call, and dine in the outdoor dining gazebo, with the lights of St. Thomas twinkling in the distance. Guests have often commented that dining in the gazebo at Plumeria is the 'table with the best view on St. John'. During the full moon the reflection over the waters of Pillsbury Sound is unmatched. The night sky is full of stars for star gazing, and we provide a high-end telescope and binoculars for guests to use.

The pool is solar heated, ensuring comfortable 80+ degree swimming all year round, and at night, LED pool lights slowly change colors, illuminating the courtyard. The gardens surrounding Plumeria were created for your enjoyment. Orchids abound in the trees, and over 200 different plants and flowers, many with botanical plant labels, attract hummingbirds and bananaquits. Flowering plumeria trees, also called frangipani, add a delightful fragrance to the tropical breezes. In summer, guests can enjoy delicious mangoes, picked fresh from the tree.

You can be dining at one of the many fine restaurants in Cruz Bay less than 10 minutes after leaving your private villa. Plumeria has been furnished for your ultimate comfort, with large upholstered custom furnishings in the great room, and similarly immersive furnishings in the outdoor living room. Indoor fine dining for six is easily accessible from the gourmet kitchen. The kitchen is fully stocked for 'cooking in', with all the gear needed to prepare gourmet meals, including a full set of thirty Penseys' spices. In addition to its large indoor kitchen, Plumeria features a granite outdoor kitchen adjacent to the dining gazebo. The outdoor kitchen features a large built-in gas grill with rotisserie, a teppanyaki cooktop, a mini-fridge, hot and cold water sink, and all of the necessary utensils and tableware. Across the pool from the great room are the air conditioned bedrooms, with a king bed in the master bedroom, and a queen bed in the guest bedroom. Both lower bedrooms include en-suite baths, with twin vanities off the master bedroom. The spacious loft above the great room has both a queen bed and two twin beds, accessed by a spiral stairway, and is also air conditioned. A smaller day bed in the great room brings Plumeria's total sleeping accommodations up to nine.

Plumeria shares ownership with the adjacent villa on Gifft Hill, Coconuts (www.vrbo.com/472849), and the two villas can be rented together, accommodating larger groups with up to sixteen guests. Lush tropical landscaping provides complete privacy between the two villas, which each have their own half acre lot. For joint villa rentals, a gate in the fence between their lots is unlocked, allowing guests to walk freely between the grounds.

St John's gorgeous, undeveloped North Shore beaches, among the finest in the Caribbean, are only 15 to 20 minutes away. You can choose a relaxing day at the beach with our beach chairs, coolers, towels, and floats, or browse thru the many interesting shops to be found in nearby Cruz Bay.

You will be so completely relaxed and refreshed by your stay at Plumeria .... you won't want to leave.

VILLA HIGHLIGHTS AND AMENITIES:

- Private, flat, hilltop location with panoramic ocean views and spectacular sunsets

- Indoor/outdoor living: great room, kitchen, and bedroom buildings centered around a pool, with covered walkways, courtyard gardens, extensive decks, gazebo, porch, and lawns with tropical fruit trees

- The pool is solar heated, ensuring comfortable, 80+ swimming all year round

- LED pool lighting lets guests select among five fixed colors, and seven color programs

- A granite outdoor kitchen, with a built-in gas grill, teppanyaki cooktop, mini-fridge, hot and cold water sink, and all necessary utensils and tableware

- Outdoor living spaces include a shaded gazebo with dining table, and a porch with a very comfortable couch, chair, two chaise lounge chairs, and an outdoor sound system

- All rooms feature flat-screen TV's, premium cable w/ HBO, iPod-ready sound systems, and high speed wireless internet

- The deluxe massage table can be set up indoors or on the deck, for a massage with a view

- Villa-wide, UV sterilized and activated charcoal water purification system

- Additional amenities include a high-end telescope and binoculars for daytime use and/or sky gazing, and a complete set of Pensey's spices for cooking

- Deck completely rebuilt in 2013

- Cordless phones with free unlimited calling to the US mainland

- Roku 3, Netflix, and Pandora One for free unlimited video and music streaming

NOTE: Plumeria has proven to be a very popular villa, so advance planning may be needed to secure a reservation for your chosen dates.
Plumeria is exceptionally well documented. Feel free to contact us and ask for a copy of 'Welcome to Plumeria', which has lots of detailed information about both Plumeria, and the island of St. John.

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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children:

    Due to its open access pool, Plumeria is not suited to children who have not learned to swim. If your party includes children with limited swimming skills, or anyone under the age of eight, please contact the owners....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    With the exception of a small lower deck, all of Plumeria is on one level and wheelchair accessible, with a ramp at the main entrance....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Guest bedroom: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Great room bathroom: toilet, shower

    the great room bathroom also serves the loft bedroom...moreless

  • Master bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    The master bedroom bathroom features dual vanities...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Amenities include: - A granite outdoor kitchen, with a gas grill, teppanyaki, fridge, sink, and rotisserie. - Solar pool heaters with guest temperature control - A whisper-quiet pool pump - An LED pool light with five fixed colors and seven color programs - A villa-wide UV / activated charcoal water purification system - A massage table with fitted cotton flannel covers - A high quality refracting telescope and binoculars - High speed (5 - 10 Mbbps) wireless internet - Expanded HD cable with HBO and an HD-DVR to let you record shows - Cordless phones with unlimited free calling to the US mainland - Flat screen TVs, a Blu-ray player, and indoor and outdoor porch sound systems -A luxurious beaded pool / beach float - Bedroom iPod/iPhone music player alarms Gourmet kitchen gear, including a full set of Penzeys' spices, waffle iron, hot-air popcorn popper, etc....moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player:

    Blu-ray player...moreless

  • Games:

    A full set of board games, as well as Trunk Bay and Cruz Bay sunset jigsaw puzzles...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Expanded HD cable, with an HD-DVR to record your favorite shows...moreless

  • Stereo:

    There is an AM/FM, CD, MP3 CD, iPod/iPhone dock music system in the great room and outdoor porch, and iPod/iPhone music player alarms in each bedroom...moreless

  • Television:

    Flat screen TVs in the great room and both lower bedrooms...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Library
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    Fantastic ocean panorama, with beautiful sunsets and up to twenty islands and cays...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    In addition to an indoor dining table, Plumeria also has an outdoor dining gazebo, with incredible ocean and sunset views....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    A/C in all three bedrooms, including the loft....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    High speed wireless internet, with speeds of 5 - 10 Mbbs...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    A daybed in the great room offers additional sleeping accommodations....moreless

  • Parking:

    Room for several cars in a flat driveway, accessed by fully paved roads, a rarity on St. John...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Cordless phones with unlimited free calling to the U.S. mainland...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All necessary kitchen gear, including a blender, waffle iron, popcorn popper, digital meat thermometer, etc....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Plumeria has an indoor gourmet kitchen, as well as a granite outdoor kitchen, with a large built-in gas grill, teppanyaki, mini-fridge, hot and cold water sink, and a complete set of tableware. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    A full set of thirty Penseys' spices is included...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Ice maker...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Plumeria is all about outdoor living, with extensive decks, a dining gazebo, and a very comfortable porch facing the spectacular ocean views and sunsets....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    A new granite outdoor kitchen adjacent to the dining gazebo features a large built in gas grill with rotisserie, teppanyaki cooktop, fridge, sink, and all necessary tableware....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    In 2013, a new lower deck with a large, built-in spa was added, with amazing panoramic ocean and sunset views. The spa has room for seven persons, and includes LED color lighting and a waterfall....moreless

  • Private Pool:

    The pool is solar heated, assuring warm swiming all year round, and features an LED lighting system with five fixed colors and seven color programs...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
In Season 2015
Dec 13 - Dec 22, 2015
7 night min stay

$4,000

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

In Season 2016
Jan 2 - Apr 29, 2016
7 night min stay

$4,000

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

Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 19 - Nov 26, 2016
7 night min stay

$3,500

Rates are based on 7 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Christmas 2016
Dec 21 - Dec 28, 2016
7 night min stay

$6,000
NewYear 2016-17
Dec 29 - Jan 5, 2017
7 night min stay

$6,000

Rates are based on 7 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$2,600

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


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  • Tax Rate 10%

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Location

About St. John:

Travelers have once again voted St. John their #1 Caribbean destination in 2013, and for good reason. Thanks to the foresight of the philanthropist and naturalist Laurence Rockefeller, two-thirds of St. John has been and will in perpetuity be preserved in its original state, as part of the U. S. Virgin Islands National Park. Its 35 picture-perfect white sand beaches are each unique, with many of these lying within the boundaries of the National Park. As a result, when you turn away from the Caribbean Sea and look inland, you witness unspoiled virgin green hillsides, looking much as they did back in 1493, when Christopher Columbus discovered and named these islands. St. John's hilly terrain, and the literally hundreds of islands and cays that surround it, provide unmatched vistas and photographic opportunities from all around the island. The V. I. National Park maintains dozens of excellent hiking trails, and well preserved ruins from the era of the sugar mills allow you to step back in time to that earlier period. Despite large tracts of undeveloped natural beauty, St. John also offers extensive fine dining options, and the seaside village of Cruz Bay has many interesting shops to peruse.

If this will be your first visit to St. John, you are in for a treat!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: Kevin and Danielle McCarthy have been vacationing on St. John for many years, and bought their first villa there, Coconuts, in 2010. In January of 2013, they had a wonderful opportunity to buy Plumeria, the villa adjacent to Coconuts. They immediately set about adding a number of the differentiated amenities that have proved so popular at Coconuts, and are singularly focused on making their guest's experience the best it can possibly be. Feel free to contact them with any questions that you might have, and they would be happy to email you their 'Welcome' document, which provides lots of helpful information about Plumeria.

Why the Owner Chose Gifft Hill:
Plumeria combines panoramic ocean views with fantastic sunsets, the finest in Caribbean indoor/outdoor living, complete privacy, close proximity to the restaurants and shops of Cruz Bay, a level driveway and floor plan, and a number of wonderful amenities.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
As soon as you step through the doors into the interior courtyard, and see the magnificent ocean panorama stretching out before you, you will fall in love with this wonderful villa.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french
 

Photos

  • View of the pool, courtyard, and main deck from Plumeria's entrance

    View of the pool, courtyard, and main deck from Plumeria's entrance

  • Plumeria's courtyard, with covered walkways and a heated pool

    Plumeria's courtyard, with covered walkways and a heated pool

  • View from the dining gazebo, unprocessed; the sea really is that blue!

    View from the dining gazebo, unprocessed; the sea really is that blue!

  • Plumeria's porch is extremely comfortable, and features panoramic ocean views

    Plumeria's porch is extremely comfortable, and features panoramic ocean views

  • A rainbow in Pillsbury Sound

    A rainbow in Pillsbury Sound

  • Plumeria at night, with the lights of St. Thomas twinkling over Pillsbury Sound

    Plumeria at night, with the lights of St. Thomas twinkling over Pillsbury Sound

  • Another view of the great room, dining room, and loft

    Another view of the great room, dining room, and loft

  • The well-equipped kitchen at Plumeria is directly accessed from the great room

    The well-equipped kitchen at Plumeria is directly accessed from the great room

  • The master bedroom features a very comfortable king bed

    The master bedroom features a very comfortable king bed

  • Ocean and island views from the master bedroom

    Ocean and island views from the master bedroom

  • The poolside guest bedroom

    The poolside guest bedroom

  • Sunset at winter solstice; Vieques (45 miles away) can be seen on the horizon

    Sunset at winter solstice; Vieques (45 miles away) can be seen on the horizon

  • The lushly landscaped entrance to Plumeria

    The lushly landscaped entrance to Plumeria

  • The spacious deck was totally replaced in 2013

    The spacious deck was totally replaced in 2013

  • Sunset at the summer solstice, behind Thatch Cay

    Sunset at the summer solstice, behind Thatch Cay

  • View from the porch facing west (the panorama continues to the north and south)

    View from the porch facing west (the panorama continues to the north and south)

  • The new granite outdoor kitchen, with gas grill, teppanyaki, fridge, and sink

    The new granite outdoor kitchen, with gas grill, teppanyaki, fridge, and sink

  • Plumeria's very comfortable great room

    Plumeria's very comfortable great room

  • The dining room at Plumeria, with French doors opening to the interior courtyard

    The dining room at Plumeria, with French doors opening to the interior courtyard

  • Panoramic island & sunset views from the comfort of your spa!

    Panoramic island & sunset views from the comfort of your spa!

  • French doors in the master bedroom open onto the pool and sun deck

    French doors in the master bedroom open onto the pool and sun deck

  • The master bedroom's bathroom, with twin vanities and a large closet

    The master bedroom's bathroom, with twin vanities and a large closet

  • The queen bed and two twin beds in the loft.

    The queen bed and two twin beds in the loft.

  • Plumeria's floor plan offers the finest in Caribbean indoor-outdoor living

    Plumeria's floor plan offers the finest in Caribbean indoor-outdoor living

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Speaks: english, french
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