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Ginger Thomas luxury villa in Cruz Bay

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 5 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, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 24, 2017

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 USVI/St. John

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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Ginger Thomas luxury villa in Cruz Bay
average rating of 4.852941 based on 34 reviews

Amazing Winter Break Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Jim and Tara have provided a tremendous slice of heaven with their Ginger Thomas property. Our family enjoyed a week of truly being on "island time", with unique daily adventures at beaches and hikes all over the island.

Ginger Thomas provided us with a great place to start and end our days. Breakfast, late-afternoon plunge pool, cocktail hour's, cooking out and late-night drinks maximized our time on the magnificent outdoor space.

All the amenities were provided (beach chairs, snorkel gear, beach towels, coolers, etc.), which streamlined our planning and made our daily prep turnkey. It was also great to have the washer and dryer to take care of laundry and dry towels if needed.

Jim and Tara were great hosts, and responded to any and all of our inquiries with quick action. They were a pleasure to work with during the booking process, leading up to, and during our vacation.

The views from the outdoor space are stunning, and will be etched in our minds until we hopefully visit again in the future!

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed the stay at your inviting home. The view is unbelievable. Very nice for a family or quiet place to spend your time enjoying the beautiful scenery. Very clean!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Five Stars!

  • 5 of 5

This spot is Fantastic! Very accommodating with all the amenities of your own home and a location close to just about everything. I prefer to travel light so having access to beach chairs, snorkel gear, towels, coolers and such made the trip more pleasant. Washer & dryer key elements as well. Wish we could have spent more time soaking in the view. Highly recommend & will return!

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Beautiful and convenient

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at one of these properties. We love them. Great location close to cruz bay. The beds are absolutely amazing after a big day out in the sun. Owners are great and very nice. We would not consider staying anywhere else.

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Incredible View and great location!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay at Ginger Thomas! The view from the porch is incredible, and you can't beat the location just moments up Centerline Road from the restaurants in Cruz Bay, the Dolphin Market and the ferry docks and a quick 10-15 minutes drive to beaches such as Hawksnest, Jumbie and Trunk Bay. The outside porch is fantastic and roomy, and it's where you'll want to spend all of your time! We grilled out one night (grill tools all supplied!), enjoyed lounging on the outside sofa while listening to the sounds of nature and put our toes in the pool. The house accommodates up to 6 people (which we had), but it is ideal for 4 as the interior living space is fairly small when you utilize the pull-out couch and seating is then limited to 2 chairs and 2 bar stools inside. The kitchen has all the items you'll need from the coffee pot and toaster to the plates, paper towels, pots and pans. The house comes supplied with beach towels and chairs as well as snorkel gear, pool noodles and boogie boards. Both bathrooms were clean and good-sized and came supplied with travel-sized shampoo, conditioner, lotion and body wash. Keep in mind when booking that the second bedroom is accessed by exiting the house and going down a flight of steps to a second door. While I knew this prior to booking, families with younger children might not feel comfortable with this arrangement. This setup is ideal for 2 couples because it allows for privacy. The Overtons were always very prompt in returning any emails and easily accessible if we had needed them during our stay. We would definitely stay at Ginger Thomas again in the future!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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  • 5 of 5

We spent two AMAZING weeks at Ginger Thomas and we loved every second of it. The villa is spectacular, it's clean and cozy yet still spacious and airy. It is stocked with everything you could need from pots/pans, utensils and dishes to towels(bath and beach), lotions/soap, a regular size hair dryer and even a straightener! (ladies you can agree that these are two things you rarely find anywhere when traveling lol) We took my boyfriend's parents on this trip with us and having to two separate levels worked out great. Both rooms are spacious and private each with a king size bed (so comfy), A/C, a TV, full bathroom and a view. ...And speaking of views, we have traveled to many different places but we have never had a view so incredible! It is certainly a million dollar view and you get to enjoy it while drinking an island beer and watching the sunset from your private splash pool! We really didn't want to leave ever :) This was our second time in St. John but our first time staying at Ginger Thomas and we will definitely stay here again on our next visit to the island. The location of the villa is perfectly situated close to town, just a short drive to the beaches and it has private off street parking!!(so important and rare). There are beach chairs and coolers in the villa as well as a shared storage area up the driveway that has stuff for snorkeling, floats, and sand toys for you to borrow for the day. Tara and James are wonderful hosts who are always just a phone call away if you need anything or have any questions at all during your stay... and their dog Rusty is just the sweetest :) We definitely recommend Ginger Thomas or any of the other Mandavilla Properties for your stay on the island. Although we have only stayed at Ginger Thomas they are all owned and managed by Tara and James so we know they must be just as beautiful!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Rates & Availability

Cruz Bay House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 11 2017 - Apr 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 16 2017 - Dec 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 8 2018
5 night minimum stay
Jan 9 2018 - Apr 16 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $99
Refundable damage deposit $300
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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Cruz Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
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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