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

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Panoramic islands & sunset views from your spa!

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Last updated: 09/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Gift Hill villa 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 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 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. 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 the 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 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 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 comfortable couch, 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

NOTES: 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.

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • 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

              • 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

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Non Smoking Only

              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

              Kitchen & Dining

              • 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

              • Dining:

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

              • Dishes & Utensils:

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

              • Pantry Items:

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

              • Dishwasher
              • Stove
              • Oven
              • Microwave
              • Seating for 6 people

              Amenities

              • Parking:

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

              • Living Room:

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

              • Air Conditioning:

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

              • Iron & Board
              • Hair Dryer
              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Linens Provided
              • Towels Provided

              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

                  • 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

                  • 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

                  • Television:

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

                  Communications

                  • Telephone:

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

                  • Internet:

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

                  Outdoor Features

                  • 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

                  • 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

                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Lanai / Gazebo

                  Theme

                  • Romantic
                  • Away From It All

                  Location & View

                      • Ocean View:

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

                      Activities

                      • Churches
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Hiking
                      • Fishing
                      • Sailing
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Swimming
                      • Kayaking
                      • Parasailing
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Laundromat
                      • Groceries
                      • Medical Services
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Library
                      • Restaurants
                      • Ruins
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Walking
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Shopping
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Paddle Boating
                      • Boating
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Fly Fishing
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Thanksgiving week 2014
                      Nov 23 - Nov 30, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      $3,100
                      High Season 2015
                      Dec 14 - Apr 30, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $3,800

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

                      Thanksgiving week 2015
                      Nov 21 - Nov 28, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $3,100
                      Christmas week 2015
                      Dec 19 - Dec 26, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $5,600
                      NewYear's 2015-16
                      Dec 27 - Jan 3, 2016
                      7 night min stay

                      $5,600
                      My Standard Rate
                      7 night min stay

                      $2,400

                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest


                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Tax Rate 10%

                      Notes:

                      We prefer either a VRBO/HomeAway eCheck or a check by mail, but also accept credit cards via VRBO/HomeAway.


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                      Last updated: 09/21/2014
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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, 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 Gift Hill:
                      Plumeria combines panoramic ocean views with fantastic sunsets, indoor/outdoor living, 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.


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                      Photos

                      • Panoramic islands & sunset views from your spa!

                        Panoramic islands & sunset views from your spa!

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

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

                      • The spacious deck was totally replaced in 2013

                        The spacious deck was totally replaced in 2013

                      • Panoramic ocean views from your porch, surrounded by lush tropical landscaping

                        Panoramic ocean views from your porch, surrounded by lush tropical landscaping

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

                        New granite outdoor kitchen, with gas grill, teppanyaki, fridge, and sink

                      • Another gorgeous sunset at Plumeria!

                        Another gorgeous sunset at Plumeria!

                      • Another view of the great room and loft

                        Another view of the great 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 view from the Master Bedroom

                        The view from the Master Bedroom

                      • The poolside guest bedroom

                        The poolside guest bedroom

                      • Spectacular sunsets!

                        Spectacular sunsets!

                      • The lushly landscaped entrance to Plumeria

                        The lushly landscaped entrance to Plumeria

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

                        View of the pool, courtyard, and main deck from the entrance

                      • View from the dining gazebo

                        View from the dining gazebo

                      • Another beautiful sunset at Plumeria!

                        Another beautiful sunset at Plumeria!

                      • A rainbow

                        A rainbow

                      • 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

                      • The Great Room

                        The 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

                      • The Master Bedroom King bed

                        The Master Bedroom King bed

                      • MB bathroom with double vanities

                        MB bathroom with double vanities

                      • The queen bed and 2 twin beds in the loft.

                        The queen bed and 2 twin beds in the loft.

                      • After sunset

                        After sunset

                      VRBO #472847

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                      This listing was first published here in 2013.

                      Date last modified - Saturday, September 13, 2014

                      $2,400 - $5,600 per week (USD)
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                      3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 9

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