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Casual Elegance with Spectacular Views

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2, 4 or 6)

This exceptional and private gated residence is located above the town of Cruz Bay with commanding views looking out to the many islands including St. Thomas, St. James, Lovango and St. Croix. It is adjacent to the Virgin Islands National Park and provides the ultimate in privacy. Isla Vista has three beautiful suites each with a California king sized bed and two with their own separate balcony and patio.

The Great Room has a formal dining area as well as a lovely open bar with a new Entertainment Center, 46' Flat Screen TV a complete home theater audio system. This large 5,000 square foot home, 3 master suites, ideally suited for one, two or three couples.

The Gourmet Kitchen is expansive, well equipped and opens up to the adjacent gallery for informal poolside dining. There is also a separate barbeque room with a 42' Alfresco gas grill. The villa has full wireless access for your computer as well as BOZE music stations throughout the villa for your IPod and, exterior speakers surrounding the pool.

Attention to every detail is found throughout this beautiful villa which features travertine marble floors, vaulted cypress ceilings, custom mahogany doors, windows and cabinets, marble and granite counter tops, all bronze fixtures, state of the art stainless steel appliances and custom designed lighting throughout.

Isla Vista is centered around a spectacular 35 foot swimming pool with richly landscaped grounds. Entrance to this villa is via a private estate road with a security gate for complete security and privacy.

Keywords: Luxury Caribbean Villa

More Details

Debbie Hayes
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
August 10, 2017

What makes this villa unique

This beautiful villa, surrounded by the Virgin Islands National Park is extremely private yet only 5 minutes to the town of Cruz Bay and 10 minutes to the North Shore beaches of St. John.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have stayed at Isla Vista three times in the months of July, March and just recently this November. Each visit to this incredible Villa is better than the last.

Isla Vista is not only in a beautiful setting - high on a hill over looking Cruz Bay - but the design of the Villa and landscape are unsurpassed anywhere in the Caribbean.

It is decorated with taste - but not to the point that feel that you cannot relax - everything has a purpose.

The cool island breeze continually flows across the very private pool area and into the house through large open doors.

If you are a chef - the kitchen is well appointed with everything you need to make a gourmet meal - and then enjoy dining outside on the patio that overlooks Cruz Bay and St Thomas.

And even better yet - you can look up at night and see the Milky Way.

The caretakers Steve and Debbie are wonderful to work with and we look forward to our next visit to paradise.

This Villa and the great experience we have had on every visit is as good as it gets - and we can't wait to return again next year.

LLL - Michigan
Nov 2013
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Estate Caneel Bay Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Three large bedroom suites. The master suite is on the second level with private bath, balcony and patio. The main level suites each open to the pool patio with a spacious bath shared between both suites. The west suite has a private garden patio.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • alternative lifestyle
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • 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
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Casual Elegance with Spectacular Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Kansas City


  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Isla Vista was amazing! Everything was perfect from the spectacular daytime views and evening sunsets, to the beautiful landscaping and gardens! The villa amenities were outstanding including each of the rooms, kitchen, pool, etc. The villa is well taken care of and it shows. The close proximity to town made it a short drive in for daily excursions, dining or shopping. We highly recommend this villa for anyone looking for a getaway. The location is great and while it’s close to town the privacy the villa provides makes it feel like you’re on a private island!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Germantown, TN

Words cannot describe the view here

  • 5 of 5

My husband to be and I arrived on June 8th to this beautiful villa overlooking Cruz Bay. The house and the view is even more beautiful than the pictures. My husband and I were married on June 12th at Hawksnest and enjoyed this house all week for our wedding and honeymoon. The pool is fabulous. All of the amenities are first class, including linens, towels, kitchen ware, etc. The owner was very nice to work with and if you ever get the chance to go stay in this villa you will not be disappointed. We had a fabulous wedding and honeymoon staying in this villa and being on St. John island.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cleveland, Ohio

Isla Vista Review

  • 5 of 5

I don't normally write letters like this, however, I just wanted to thank you for making your home available. We have been coming to St. John for 17 years. Your home is the best place we have ever stayed. The views are spectacular. Pictures do not do the views justice. Everything about your home was perfect...the decorating, the artwork, the design!!!


PS If anybody has any questions, feel free to have them call us.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Beach
2 Miles

Isla Vista is located just minutes from downtown Cruz Bay and just 10 minutes from the North Shore Beaches and the beautiful hiking trails of the Virgin Islands National Park. A Perfect location for ultimate privacy yet near to all of the activities St. John has to offer.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $750

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.