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Fabulous Views, Spectacular Sunsets, Private but close to everything

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 baths 1-2 &3-4 guests have different rates Read rates carefully.

The views, privacy, comfort, and romantic ambiance of this intimate, elegant villa will delight you. Clothing Optional. Clinging to the hillside above Cruz Bay, Perelandra's breathtaking views sweep from the deserted cays nestled in the Windward Passage to the sailboats skimming through Pillsbury Sound to the spectacular sunsets resting upon St. Thomas. Later in the evening, St. Thomas' twinkling lights provide a romantic backdrop to your evening.

The villa's perfect location offers proximity to Cruz Bay with its ferries, restaurants, and shops -- and to the world-famous National Park beaches of the North Shore while also providing complete privacy among lush landscaping.

Perelandra offers two luxuriously appointed bedrooms -- each with its own air-conditioning, and two large bathrooms -- each with a large walk-in shower. There is a queen sized sofa bed in the living rom. This meticulously-crafted home includes cove molding, mood lighting, Saltilo tiles, exotic woods, and ceiling fans throughout

Glass tiles set in the vaulted ceilings bathe the living areas in light. Bedroom and great room doors open out onto two levels of wrap-around decks and verandas which, in turn, lead to the beautiful, refreshing swimming pool -- perfectly sized to be large enough to cool off and exercise in (10 x 18) but small enough to warm up quickly in the sun. While the pool area provides beautiful views of the ocean and St. Thomas, others can not view you as it is surrounded by garden walls and verdant foliage and flowers.

Perelandra is very-well provisioned. Its kitchen provides everything you'll need to fix snacks for the beach, to make your own Caribbean drinks to sip poolside or while watching the sunset, or to prepare that romantic dinner for just the two of you. Special kitchen features include a large side-by-side refrigerator with ice-maker, range with built-in griddle, chef-quality pots and pans, and designer dinnerware.

Additional amenities also include a full size washer and dryer, 2 tv's, many games, CDs, DVDs, videos, phones upstairs and down with answering machine, beach chairs and towels, picnic coolers, beach bags. See the extensive list below of all additional amenities provided for your comfort and convenience. All items are top quality.

Perelandra is perfect for a romantic interlude for the two of you, for two couples vacationing together (bedrooms are equally desirable), or for a family with children.

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Estate Bethany Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , large walk-in shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , large walk-in shower; partially open to outside (screened)
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , a/c
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , a/c- twins convert to king
    Living area Sofa Bed - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sized
  • Lower bedroom has two extra long twin beds that combine to form a king with a converter for comfort. Brand new mattresses and linens. New Queen sofa bed in living area.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Stereo-system is iPod ready.


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Fabulous Views, Spectacular Sunsets, Private but close to everything
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 46 reviews

Awesome time at Perelandra

  • 5 of 5

We travel to St. John often; have stayed in many villas but Perelandra is exceptional. We had a wonderful stay; villa was immaculate; we had every thing that we needed. The view was awesome. Location was great; quiet neighborhood and very close to town. Linda and Cimmaron were great to work with. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We try hard to make Perelandra a perfect place for guests. I just sent down two boxes of new items for the kitchen and bedrooms. Yes, the location and the view are terrific. It's wonderful that Perelandra can be such a secluded, lushly landscaped, quiet oasis and still be so convenient to Cruz Bay. Believe me that we looked at many other villas and that is exactly why we decided on Perelandra. And oh, those sunsets!
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Perfect for our family of 4

  • 5 of 5

Perelandra is set up perfectly for a family or for two couples. Our two young children stayed in the downstairs bedroom which we were able to secure with both heavy wooden shutters and multiple locks. This gave us peace of mind that no one would be able to sneak out to the pool without us knowing. The kitchen was VERY well equipped and the grill is also very nice. There was nothing that we needed that it didn't have. Linda is a very responsive owner. She answered all of our questions in a timely manner. The management company was welcoming and helpful and even booked a catamaran snorkeling trip for us. Perelandra is in a great location just outside Cruz Bay with a beautiful view. We had birds and iguanas visiting us every morning. The kids loved the pool too! We hope to return some day.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Since I also rent properties on Homeaway for vacations that we aren't spending at my favorite vacation home, our own, and see what other owners provide, I make sure that things at Perelandra are up to my exacting standards. I want my guests to have everything they need in order to have a wonderful vacation. Last trip down I bought with me some new silverware, napkins and coffee mugs and next trip will be bringing down new bath mats, pillowcases and drinking glasses. So if you are a returning guests there will always be something new or refreshed to find.
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Chesapeake, VA

Fantastic by all accounts

  • 5 of 5

I really, really enjoyed the location, it was absolutely excellent. Close enough to the downtown / shopping area to enjoy dinner and drinks in 5 minutes but just far away to feel like you are snuggled up on the side of the mountain, all alone, with an out of this world amazing view of Cruz Bay. It's the perfect size for two couples or even a family with children. And while it's surrounded by postcard-esque views, exotic plants and iguanas crawling through the trees, it maintains a coziness / quaintness that makes you feel like you're at home the second you walk through the door. I can't recommend it enough!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I couldn't have said it better myself! The first time I walked into Perelandra I felt the same way. Thank you for this wonderful review. You are welcome back anytime.
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  • 5 of 5

Perelandra is the perfect house for two couples. The inside is fully equipped with everything you can think of and the outside has a fabulous two layer deck with a lovely pool and wonderful view of Cruz Bay. Each couple has their own quiet space and the shared space is fully appointed. The kitchen is small but more than adequate if you want to cook in. The house is close to town and a thrilling drive up ( and down)Jacob's Ladder. The owner, Linda, is easy to talk to and extremely helpful as is Cimmeron. I would jump to rent this lovely home again.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you had a wonderful time at Perelandra. We think it has everything a guest would need to make a vacation special. Do come back and enjoy our little piece of paradise again.
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Just perfect

  • 5 of 5

My husband and my two girls stayed in Perelandra and were thrilled when we arrived. Linda was very responsive and patient with my many questions prior to booking and David from Cimarron was also very informative. We were greeted right off the ferry and it was a quick drive up to the villa. When you arrive, you instantly get the feel of a true topical getaway. The home is situated amongst beautiful topical flora, the privacy coupled with the convenient location to town is a perfect mix! Inside the home you'll find outstanding views overlooking cruz bay,. I can't say enough of the how gorgeous the views are! The home is very nicely equipped, the property was even stocked with all the necessities to get you started on a fabulous vacation (to include drinks and a small bottle of Cruzan rum!) We really enjoyed the pool after long days of exploring and the ability to grill out in the evenings while watching the goings on in Cruz Bay, which is only a short drive away if you want to explore the town. We will definitely rent Perelandra again when we return to St. John.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The wonderful thing about Perelandra is that it works equally well for one couple, two couples, a small family - kids love the pool! - and for the honeymooners who love the privacy they can find there. Come and see for yourself!
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Outside Baltimore, MD

Really wonderful

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I brought our two teenage daughters to St. John (where we honeymooned 22 years ago!) and are so glad we chose Perelandra. The owner, Linda, was responsive and helpful from the first contact, and has created a perfect home base to enjoy the island. The villa is fully and beautifully furnished top to bottom. We used the kitchen to cook a few meals, ate several on the screened in porch, and the whole family enjoyed the pool nightly. The A/C in the bedrooms was perfect to get a good night sleep, and our daughters appreciated the TV in their downstairs room as well. And the location was just right, just a few minutes from town and a market, yet is really quiet and felt perfectly private.

Also, the little things provided really add up. Things we didn't even consider made all the difference, like four sets of snorkeling gear that we used every single day, plenty of high quality towels and linens and comfortable beds, and fast and strong wi-fi (much loved by the teenagers!). All made for a truly comfortable and enjoyable stay.

Cimarron, the on-island management company, was terrific, meeting us at the car barge to take us to the property, checking in during the week to see if we needed anything, and even letting us use the printer on departure day to print our boarding passes.

Also, if you are renting a vehicle on St. Thomas, we highly recommend Amalie Car Rental. They meet you at the airport, the vehicle was great, and return was a breeze, along with a ride back to the airport.

We really couldn't have asked for a better experience for this family vacation. Thank you Linda!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this great review that mentions so many things that make Perelandra a great choice for a stay on St. John. As an owner, my guests come first. I am happy to offer advice on the ferries, car rental, restaurants, shops and beaches. Any future guest will get my attention and quick response. We are happy that our help in the rental car process helped you. We use Amalie ourselves. We would love to have you back.
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Linda Gallagher
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2018

About Linda Gallagher

My husband and I were lucky enough to buy this beautiful villa. We want to share it with you. We have been coming to St. John for years and think it is the most beautiful place on earth. I know you will love Perelandra and St. John.

Linda Gallagher purchased this villa in 2011

Why Linda Gallagher chose Estate Bethany

Who wouldn't want to own a piece of Paradise? We looked at lots of houses on the island and Perelandra was the perfect villa for us. The view and location were the reasons we bought this villa. We upgraded the house and now it is perfect.

What makes this villa unique

We're Green! Solar panels help provide the electricity in our villa.


Car: necessary

Perelandra has the best location on the best island in the Caribbean.

St. John is unique among the Caribbean islands because it is the only one that is 2/3 National Park--providing you with rare access to pristine beaches and water for swimming & snorkeling as well as miles of nature trails to hike. After a days recreation, come home to relax at Perelandra.

Sitting on Perelandra's deck with an expansive view of the turquoise ocean and surrounding mountainous islands, surrounded with fragrant tropical flowers & chirping yellow sugarbirds, watch the brilliant sunsets as day turns into dusk, and then linger a bit longer & watch the twinkling lights of St. Thomas appear as the tree frogs begin your evening serenade.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.5%

Please read the rate chart carefully. There are two different rates for 1-2 guests and 3-4 guests.
High season Rental for 1-2 people is $3,250.00 and for 3-4 people is $3,750.00 plus tax.
Low Season Rental for 1-2 is &2,250.00 and for 3-4 people is $2,500.00 plus tax. .
Payment is either by check, Paypal - person to person or credit card using Square with the 4% credit card fee paid by the guest.
Instant quote is not accurate.
Extra charge for guests over 4.
I will consider shorter stays during low season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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