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Ginger Thomas luxury villa in Cruz Bay

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

House two bedrooms main level and lower level

Ginger Thomas is surrounded by beautiful lush tropical foliage with spectacular unobstructed breathtaking views of the Caribbean waters, Cruz Bay, the mountains of St. John and ten surrounding islands located on a private cul-de-sac Pocket Money Hill Road. The town of Cruz Bay and the ferry dock are just a short walk down the hill. Ginger Thomas is built on two levels each floor level come with its own bedroom and full bath for total privacy when couples travel together or family and you still have your own private space.

As you arrive at Ginger Thomas you are surrounded by lined of tropical eureka palms in your own private driveway welcoming you home away from home. The main floor living room furnished with a queen sleeping sofa and two comfortable chairs. The gourmet kitchen with granite countertops and two bar chairs. The Heavenly Simmonds mattress king size bed come with a/c conditioned and beautiful glass blocks shower full bath. The main living area leads you to pocket sliding doors open to the covered verandah outdoor living space with tropical comfortable wicker curve couch, chaise lounges in the sun for your sun bathing, a beautiful sparkling cool soaking pool right on your own deck and dining table with four comfortable chairs, a gas grill for you to prepare that special meal to entertain your guests while enjoy the sunset with sailing boats across the Caribbean waters. The living room come with a comfortable queen sleeping sofa for additional guests and two sitting chairs. On the lower level via an exterior staircase a pair of french door leading you to a mini suite with a/c conditioned king Heavenly Simmons mattress bed and bath suite come with a mini fridge, TV and DVD player.


THE ENTIRE HOUSE GENERATOR FOR POWER OUTAGES. One of only a few offer on the island. It will be helpful when the grid goes down if which occurs quite often on the island sometimes for hours long. You can still have the comfort without any interruption.

A 45 inch flat screen satellite TV, DVD player in the main floor living room. A 36 inch satellite TV with DVD player in the lower level. satellite radio, Bose Wave radio/CD player, iPod dock, DVD movie collection, books, games, A/C conditioned in both bedrooms. WiFi, bluetooth speaker, gas grill, hairdryer, blender, toaster, coffee maker, pot & pans and all of the kitchen gadgets, safe for valuables, cool soaking pool, beach chair, snorkeling gears, boogie boards, tennis balls and rackets, automatic generator, UV water purification system, dishwasher, washer/dryer and there is a walking path through the garden around the property.

Ginger Thomas is a must stay villa in St. John with the most memorable views of the caribbean and full of amenities making it a perfect vacation.

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James & Tara Overton
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About James & Tara Overton

I was born in South Dakota. At a young age my parents introduced me to Virgin Islands on a family vacation trip. I fell in love with the Caribbean warm water and the serenity of the islands. I have lived in all three islands for 31 years. I chose St. John to me my home as the island optimized what I had always dreamed about living in a tropical island with a beautiful white soft sand beach, tradewind breezes and amazing views. I was one of the contractor to joined and completed Westin hotel resort in St. John and Ritz Carlton in St. Thomas . I had fulfilled my dream by building Mandavilla Properties (Ylang Ylang, Mandavilla Rose, Ginger Thomas, Alexandra Cottage and The Mandavilla) with an amazing views and location. Today I enable to share this beautiful piece of island with you.

James & Tara Overton purchased this house in 2006

Why James & Tara Overton chose Estate Enighed

St. John has beautiful beaches, amazing views of Caribbean water and surrounding islands. There are many hiking trails, historical ruins and 75% of the island is National Park.

What makes this house unique

Ginger Thomas has an amazing views of sunrise to sunset. It offers all the amenities you would need for a perfect vacation. The private verandah in the evening with the memorable views will make you fall in love with Ginger Thomas.


Estate Enighed House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (2) Heavenly Beds by Simmons in each bedroom and will assure you of a good night's sleep. Sofa bed in the living could accommodate for additional guests
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
We provide infant car seat and pak n play upon request.


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Ginger Thomas luxury villa in Cruz Bay
average rating of 4.8474574 based on 59 reviews
Kingston, MA

Excellent villa, great location & view, perfect hosts

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a 4 night 5 day stay at Ginger Thomas and we're already wishing we stayed longer. Tara & Jim have a great group of properties and Tara makes sure you are well cared for while you are there. This is our second time renting from Mandavilla Properties and we will definitely be back for more. Ginger Thomas has plenty of parking, privacy for both sets of guests which really helps when traveling with friends or family. We chose the downstairs bedroom and had our own little private table & chairs for a great view of Pillsbury Sound, every morning we'd sit out and have our coffee. Our kitchen was large and open with everything we needed to make breakfast or dinner, gas grill for grilling up if you choose, dining area on patio with plunge pool as well. The upper patio with pool has fans to keep you cool and plenty of shade & seating, views are just unreal. Both bedrooms are roomy and comfortable as well. Given the fact that St. John just went through 2 category 5 storms only 6 months ago, you'd not know it looking at how well the property looks. Location is just up the hill from Cruz Bay and you can get to gas, grocery and shops/restaurants all in a few minutes. Tara is great with communication and answering questions, you are left alone but can always reach her if needed. We will be back for sure.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Middletown NJ

Great spot for one or two couples.

  • 5 of 5

We totally enjoyed our stay at Ginger Thomas. The house was described to us just as we found it. The house was clean as a whistle and the location can't be beat if you what stunning sunsets and a close proximity to Cruz Bay.

Tara the owner was fabulous! If you needed anything or had an issue, she was very accommodating and quick to respond. We did have a bit of an issue with the water pump but she had it repaired immediately.

Me and my wife highly recommend this villa, we thoroughly enjoyed our 10 days here and will be recommending this home to our friends in NJ. Thanks Tara.

Phil & Silvia

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Madison, WI

Beautiful views and the most comfortable beds we've ever stayed on!

  • 5 of 5

The whole place is wonderful. The outdoor area is perfect for lounging. I liked that we had 2 separate living areas with our own entrances, bathrooms, and tiled showers. The owners are very friendly and accommodating. It is helpful to have a vehicle because of the steep hill, especially with luggage and groceries. We would happily return. Thank you Tara and James.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The view doesn't get any better than this!

  • 5 of 5

We can't say enough about our stay. It's our second year in a row in the same property. We just love everything about Ginger Thomas. The location is perfect and the view is spectacular. We've been coming to St John for many years but have now found where we'll come back to year after year. We left the day Hurricane Irma was hitting the island and were heartbroken for everyone there. We hear the house is intact and can't wait to come back. Tara is a super host and kept us up to date to keep us safe.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Amazing, Amazing, Amazing!! Not only are the property and the news spectacular, but the attentions of Jim and Tara were exceptional. The property is unbelievable, located perfectly in Cruz Bay with some of the most amazing views we've ever experienced. Morning coffee and sunset cocktails definitely take a whole new meaning when you're there. All the beautiful beaches in St John's are easily accessible from the property. Can't put into words how much we truly enjoyed ourselves each and every day. We will definitely be back and hopefully Jim and Tara have availability for us...

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Washington DC metro - MD

A perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay. Tara was extremely helpful and welcoming. The deck is wonderful and having the pool right there was a real treat. Our son came to visit for a week with his partner and having the second bedroom downstairs allowed them privacy which worked out really well. They explored several beaches and were very appreciative of the snorkel equipment made available for Mandavilla residents to borrow. This summer on St. John seemed hotter than we've experienced previously and the living room did get extremely warm. Escaping to the bedroom or deck helped. The walk down and back to Cruz Bay is a hike. Part of the road is not paved so a jeep is called for. The driveway is well paved. Everything you need is there and the grounds and view cannot be beat. There are two resident feral cats - the black one is very friendly, the other not so much and they don't like each other. Our thanks to Tara for all her help. We really appreciated the extra special touches.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure to have you as our guests. We are delighted you enjoyed our amenities and take advantage of the pool right on the patio. Caribbean weather is so unpredictable. This summer especially gets extremely uncomfortable. We glad you found an outlet and escaped to the private pool. Our location is conveniently located near town with a hike back up the hill but doable compare to other roads. It provides a separation from the town close but far. You were so kind to our feral cats. They appreciated all the goodies and surely miss you a bunch.
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Car: recommended



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $100
cleaning fee $140
Tax Rate 12.5%

Additional occupant will be $30 each person.
Three nights or less stay will add cleaning fee of $60.

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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