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A Luxurious Family Friendly Getaway with Breathtaking Views, Perfect for 2-12.

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Last updated: 12/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Dreekets Bay villa description

La Pura Vida Villa is actually two buildings - the Main House, comprised of 3 bedrooms (each with a private bath), a game room with a big screen 3D TV and pool table, a gourmet kitchen with Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances, a bar, laundry room, great room and dining room. The Master Suite has a spacious sitting room with a computer and TV. The Master Bath has 2 vanities, a full size tub and a huge shower with 2 rain shower heads and a handheld shower. Additionally, there is a wall mounted TV in the Master Bath, situated for perfect viewing while soaking in the tub. One of the downstairs bedrooms has an expansive double vanity and both an indoor and outdoor shower. All of the bedrooms in the house and cottage open onto a balcony or veranda.

The expansive Great Room and Dining Room flow seamlessly from one to another, bordered by the fully equipped gourmet kitchen. There is hardly a tool or appliance that you will find missing from this kitchen! Custom mahogany french doors border this room and can be opened onto the large veranda. In fact, both levels of the house have a large veranda, perfect for early morning coffee or watching the sun go down with a glass of wine!

The Main House is separated from the Cottage by a large pool deck complete with deck chairs and umbrellas. A covered outdoor dining area that seats 10 is flanked by an outdoor grill, ice maker, refrigerator and another TV if the beautiful view of the ocean and surrounding islands isn't enough! The enclosed storage area behind the outdoor dining contains pool floats that can be used in the arc-shaped pool with an infinity edge and separate waterfall feature. An outdoor shower and pool bath border the pool deck.

The Cottage has two bedrooms. The lower one has a small kitchen and living room area. Each bedroom has a private bath and balcony with lovely views.

All bedrooms contain telephones, TVs, clock radios that dock with iPhones, hair dryers, safes, robes, beach towels and bags, and of course, toiletries. Additionally, an iron and ironing board, as well as blow-up mattresses and a pack and play are available for use. Please let us know in advance if you would like to use any of these. There are cards, games, books and movies for our guests to enjoy while at La Pura Vida Villa.

The lush surrounding gardens complete the picture of La Pura Vida Villa. Doves flutter and hummingbirds flit about the property and if you're lucky, you might spot an iguana or mongoose down below on the hillside.

We truly hope our guests love and enjoy La Pura Vida Villa as much as we do, and care for it as if it were their own so that others can enjoy it for many years. Come enjoy La Pura Vida - 'The Pure Life'.


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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 4200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional


              • Events Allowed
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                25 years of age...moreless

              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

              • Master: 1 king

                Spacious room with attached sitting room, private balcony. ...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

                Bedroom has private balcony with beautiful view....moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 1 king

                Walk-in closet. ...moreless

              • Bedroom 5: 1 queen

                Private balcony with a great view!...moreless

              • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

                Bedroom has sitting room, kitchenette and private balcony....moreless

              • Large Master Bedroom with King bed and attached large sitting area with TV and computer....moreless

              Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 3 Half Bathrooms

              • Master bath: toilet, tub, shower


              • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower, outdoor shower

                Double vanity....moreless

              • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower


              • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower


              • Bathroom 5: toilet, shower


              • Bathroom 6: toilet


              • Bathroom 7: toilet


              • Bathroom 8: toilet


              • Large Master Bath with oversized tub, shower with two rainheads and a handheld shower. Two separate vanities. Lots of drawer and cabinet space. Large walk-in closet. Wall mounted TV. ...moreless


              • Books
              • DVD Player
              • Game Room:

                Full sized pool table and 3D television. ...moreless

              • Games
              • Pool Table
              • Satellite / Cable:

                All TVs have DISH network...moreless

              • Stereo
              • Television:

                Televisions in each bedroom, in master bath, game room and at outdoor dining. ...moreless

              • Video Library


              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic


              • Restaurants
              • Ruins

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries

              Leisure Activities

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

              Location Type

              • Ocean View:

                Beautiful view of the bright blue and aqua waters of the Caribbean Sea. The British island of Tortola in the distance....moreless

              • Village:

                Not far from the small community of Coral Bay, once the original capital of the island while under Dutch rule, it is now a safe harbor for all boats, artists and wanderers. ...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Kayaking
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Swimming
              • Wind-Surfing


              • Dining Room
              • Seating for 10 people


              • Air Conditioning:

                Home is fully air conditioned. ...moreless

              • Clothes Dryer
              • Hair Dryer
              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room
              • Parking:

                Covered parking - a luxury for the Virgin Islands!...moreless

              • Telephone:

                Telephones in each bedroom able to make local call only....moreless

              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine


              • Coffee Maker
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher


              • Balcony
              • Deck / Patio
              • Lanai / Gazebo
              • Lawn / Garden:

                Beautifully landscaped with lush tropical plants and flowers. ...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Water Sports Gear:

                Floats for use in the pool....moreless

              Pool / Spa

                  • Private Pool:

                    Beautiful, arc-shaped pool with infinity edge and waterfall feature....moreless

                  House Cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Optional


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                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Xmas/New Years 1-10 guests
                      Dec 21 - Jan 3, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      In Season
                      Jan 4 - Apr 11, 2015
                      7 night min stay


                      Changeover Day: Saturday

                      Rates are based on 4 guests; add $85 per night, per additional guest

                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • Booking Fee $35 + tax
                      • Tax Rate 10%

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                      Last updated: 12/20/2014
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                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Skinny Legs
                      12 Miles
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Cruz Bay
                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Skinny Legs
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Hansen Bay

                      Car: Necessary

                      La Pura Vida Villa is located on the East End of the beautiful island of St. John. Away from the busier Cruz Bay (12 miles and 40 minutes to the west), La Pura Vida is a luxury retreat where one can truly relax and soak in the serenity and pristine beauty of the island of St. John. Must-sees or dos in the vicinity of the home are the artist community of Coral Bay, Vi's Snack Shack (the BEST garlic fried chicken on the planet), Skinny Legs Bar & Grill (live music on the weekends and Sloop Jones' studio (a local artist of international repute). Many hiking trails through the surrounding national parkland are nearby, some ending in the opportunity to explore the ruins of ancient sugar mills.


                      Manager info

                      About: Owners Tim and Diane Myers are native Texans who fell in love with the beauty and charm of the Virgin Islands years ago when they rented a sailboat and spent a week sailing in the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean. A few years and a few rentals later, they purchased their own sailboat and began spending almost every summer and holiday island-hopping in the Virgin Islands. Flash forward a few more years, and they decided that it wasn’t just enough to circle the beauty of St. John in a boat – they wanted to build a home there. From this came La Pura Vida Villa – a luxurious 5-bedroom home perched high on a hillside on St. John, with sweeping, breathtaking views of Tortola and other surrounding islands. A place to unwind and reconnect with nature and others. A place to make memories and experience “La Pura Vida” – “The Pure Life”.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
                      The unspoiled beauty of the island of St. John, over half of which is National Parkland, drew us to it. We knew the island would never be overdeveloped. We chose local Barefoot Architects to design the home and the meticulous Alex Brookes of Creative Builders to build it. Decorated by Houston-based interior decorators David Merryman and Karen Kramer, the house has a warm, comfortable and elegant feel with enhanced functionality.

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                      Date last modified - Saturday, December 20, 2014

                      $7,500 - $14,000 per week (USD)

                      5 Bedroom / 5.5+ Bathroom
                      Sleeps 12

                      View calendar: Updated 12/20/14
                      Minimum stay: 7 nights
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