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Welcome to Heaven's Gate

Estate Zootenvaal, Saint John, USVI
  • Villa
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms4
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay0 - 8 nights

Villa, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

This newly completed, four bedroom luxury villa sits at the top of a mountainside overlooking St. John’s pristine Hurricane Hole, designated a Virgin Islands Coral Reef Monument in 2001.

Heaven’s Gate sits alone, high atop a hill, surrounded by Virgin Islands National park lands, with sweeping, unobstructed 180 degree views of Hurricane Hole and open ocean dotted with small islands and cays, including Leduck Island, Peter Island, and Tortola. This mountaintop retreat affords complete peace and privacy and is close to world-class snorkeling at Haulover Bay just below. It is also close to Brown Bay Trail, one of St. John’s best hiking destinations. This trail connects with the Johnny Horn Trail, which takes you to the Annaberg Sugar Plantation Ruins.

Each of the four handsomely furnished bedroom suites includes its own private bath, three with outside showers, and each suite has access to outside terraces.

The villa includes a sparkling pool with built in seating, gourmet kitchen, a large comfortably furnished great room, and both upper and lower level covered terraces framing the breathtaking views. And it is all surrounded by beautiful gardens and extensive tropical landscaping.

Heaven’s Gate is a serene and very private luxury hilltop vacation villa.

Keywords: Villa

Property Manager

Mayumi Roller

Member Since 2010
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few days
Calendar last updated:
Mar 24, 2018
What makes this Villa unique

This mountaintop property is alive with the flowing trade winds and lush tropical landscaping. Each morning greets you with a breathtaking sunrise and an unobstructed view of St. John's pristine national park, as well as many beaches, the brilliant blue seas, and many other little islands. Heaven's Gate offers you all the peace and tranquility that your heart desires.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
        • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (1)


        • 4 Bathrooms

            Location Type

              • Beach View
              • Mountain View
              • Ocean View
              • Water View


                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Tourist Attractions


                      • Catering available


                          • Living Room
                          • Air Conditioning
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Parking
                          • Telephone
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Washing Machine
                          • Wireless Internet


                              • Microwave
                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Dishes & Utensils
                              • Dishwasher
                              • Ice Maker
                              • Kitchen
                              • Cooking Utensils
                              • Oven
                              • Pantry Items
                              • Refrigerator
                              • Stove
                              • Toaster


                                  • Dining
                                  • Dining Area


                                      • Books
                                      • CD Player
                                      • DVD Player
                                      • Music Library
                                      • Satellite / Cable
                                      • Stereo
                                      • Television
                                      • Video Library


                                          • Balcony
                                          • Deck / Patio
                                          • Lanai / Gazebo
                                          • Lawn / Garden
                                          • Outdoor Grill
                                          • Water Sports Gear
                                            We have some snorkel gear and beach chairs available for the use of the guests.

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Private Pool

                                                Onsite Services

                                                  • Massage
                                                  • Private Chef


                                                      • churches
                                                      • duty free shops
                                                      • restaurants
                                                      • ruins

                                                        Leisure Activities

                                                          • boating
                                                          • eco tourism
                                                          • horseback riding
                                                          • photography
                                                          • scenic drives
                                                          • shelling
                                                          • shopping
                                                          • sight seeing
                                                          • walking
                                                          • wildlife viewing

                                                            Local Services & Businesses

                                                              • ATM/bank
                                                              • groceries
                                                              • massage therapist

                                                                Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                  • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                  • fishing
                                                                  • kayaking
                                                                  • parasailing
                                                                  • sailing
                                                                  • hiking
                                                                  • snorkeling
                                                                  • snorkeling/diving
                                                                  • surfing
                                                                  • swimming
                                                                  • wind-surfing


                                                                      • 3 of 4 showers are outside showers, IPod connectivity, Daily maid service can be arranged, 42' TV in living area, 32' TV's in three of four bedrooms, 26' TV in one bedroom

                                                                        House Rules

                                                                        Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                        Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                        Cancellation Policy

                                                                        100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                        7 Reviews


                                                                        Latest reviews

                                                                        It doesn't get any better than this... seriously... and if you think it does... please do share!

                                                                        Jeremy S.

                                                                        Wow. This place is amazing. We've been travelling extensively for over 20 years and have been fortunate enough to see most of the globe... especially most of Central America, Mexico and the Car ibbean. We have different favorites for different reasons but, if we had to pick a favorite destination it would be St John... specifically Coral Bay area. Heaven's Gate is the most amazing property in that area. The view is truly spectacular! The photos are accurate but don't do it justice. It is a bit of a religious experience to watch the sun rise from this property. The house was well appointed, well maintained and more than sufficient for our family of 2 adults and 3 children (5, 7 and 9). In fact, we didn't even use the lower level of 2 additional bedrooms. You could easily fit 8 adults and a few kids although they publish their max capacity at 8. The owners were amazing and very responsive... although the only problem we had was forgetting the code to the security gate! :-) The only problem with this amazing home is that it is SO NICE that you don't want to leave... which of course is crazy since the St John and surrounding islands have so much to offer! We love St John... we love Heavens Gate. You simply won't find a better view for anything less then a rate only the uber rich can afford. If you disagree and can prove me wrong... please contact me because I want to go wherever it is you think tops this place! Amazing.

                                                                        Heavens Gate is spectacular!

                                                                        Scott L.

                                                                        We have traveled around the world, including lots of places in the Caribbean, and we have never been to a place more beautiful than Heaven’s Gate. The views priceless by itself, but the incredible landscaping makes you feel like you are in the middle of a botanical garden, and the pool & home are amazing. The entire villa & grounds are breathtaking.

                                                                        We stayed there for 2 weeks, half the time with just my wife and I, and half the time with our adult kids. We all had an amazing time. The Coral Bay area is really laid back, but it has lots of small fun restaurants and all the basic necessities. Plus the people are super friendly. We snorkeled at lots of different spots and hiked in the national park. If you have a chance to stay at Heaves Gate do not pass it up. You will love everything about it!

                                                                        Heaven's Gate

                                                                        janine h.North Carolina

                                                                        We've just returned from a week long stay at the aptly named villa "Heaven's Gate". The home and views were jaw dropping! The attention to detail and owners interest in making our holiday enjoyable were evident and greatly appreciated!

                                                                        Not only is the home beautiful but the landscaping is stunning! Gorgeous palm trees, bougainvillaea and orchids adorn the property! The home is blessed with trade winds making air conditioning unnecessary and reducing the possibility of problems with insects. We found everything to be very clean and in great condition (no wear and tear!). Heaven's gate has a well appointed kitchen and is well stocked with ample beach chairs, towels etc. While at the home, we spent most of our time outdoors enjoying the many beautiful and large veranda's.

                                                                        Josephine was a pleasure to work with and was kind and patient as I had many questions! Hugo was a wonderful host who was also so very kind and helpful! Thank you for the wonderful greens and coconuts! Such a treat! Heartfelt thanks for allowing us to enjoy your magnificent home! We hope to return to the islands soon and will be in touch!

                                                                        What A Wonderful Place!!!

                                                                        Beth ZeaglerColumbia, SC

                                                                        My husband and I just returned from a ten night stay at Heaven's Gate. It was one of the most awesome villas that we have ever stayed in. There we found a true jewel that provided peace, solitude, great views and the ultimate in comfort. Everything was there that we could have ever needed. We were met in Coral Bay and escorted to the house which has an electronic gate and a long driveway up to the house. The flower gardens beside the driveway and the house were done by the owner herself and the grounds are immaculate. The interior of the house is exactly as shown in the photos. The owner lives a short distance from Heaven's Gate and if you have a special need, she sees to it immediately. I would recommend this villa to my family and friends because of it's spectacular views and the well kept condition of the house itself and the grounds. Everything was spotless. If you are looking for a great escape, this is the villa for you!

                                                                        Amazing Getaway!

                                                                        seannhBrooklyn, NY

                                                                        What a wonderful villa! Absolutely stunning views from a fully equipped island home. The first thing you'll notice upon coming up the drive are the beautiful flowers, plants and trees that make even the exterior unique, even for St John. The landscaping is just the beginning, though. The gorgeous front entrance and 'silo' are welcoming and once inside you already feel as though you are home. A compass on the stonework out front gets your bearings for the view out of the windows in the great room and on to the porch is so much to take in,. The wrap-around porches (private on two of the suites) are breathtaking, with a full 210 degree view of the far East End and Caribbean Sea. To your right is a modest-looking, though deep-enough-to-dive pool thats just the right temperature to cool off in the warm sun. Should you turn back around to come inside and finally set your bags down, the well-equipped kitchen promises the meals will be just as good as the view.

                                                                        The suites are all set for a cozy, cool night in, should you choose to skip the top-of-the-line television in the great room. A/C really wasn't needed yet, but will be well appreciated in the summer months. A stereo in the great room powers the interior sound, while a separate one plays your music over the pool and sun deck.

                                                                        If you decide to leave the vila, theres great bars in the area to catch sports or live music and amazing food at Ms Vie's, a five minute drive East. Snorkeling is world class and the hiking will leave you hungry to fire up the grill out front.

                                                                        I would highly recommend this villa over any I have stayed in on the Western side of the island. The privacy is unmatched, the location is perfect, and the view cannot be beaten on St John.

                                                                        Heaven's Gate AMAZING

                                                                        ChrisMichigan, USA

                                                                        The pictures don't do Heaven's Gate justice! The owners attention to detail throughout was impressive. The bedrooms are private & very comfortable. The outdoor showers are works of art. The grounds are immaculate and beautiful. I never saw such a wide variety of tropical flowers at a private villa. We were up early every morning to greet the rising sunshine...coffee till 10 am on the beautiful porches. Then decision time....do we leave or not? Take a 15 minute drive further east to the East End of the island & stop at Miss Vie's snack shack~ geat food. Spend another $2.50 per person & swim & snorkel on her most private sandy beach. Lovely day away from Heaven's gate. Most relaxing vacation I've ever had! Definelty plan to come back! I wish them great success but I hope it's available when I need it next!


                                                                        Estate Zootenvaal, Saint John, USVI

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