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Kia Ora Villa - Comfortable and Casual with Sea Views

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,811 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Recently renovated, Kia Ora is a spacious, inviting three bedroom, three and a half bath home located in Upper Chocolate Hole. A sparkling villa with a large swimming pool where you can float for hours on a pool mat and dream the time away. Large decks surround the house, both open and covered, providing sun and shade with lounges, dining tables, and a hammock presenting mesmerizing views from St. Croix to St. Thomas. Each bedroom has a picture-perfect view to wake up to. An abundance of tropical plantings surround the home. Colorful bougainvillea border the pool, and bananaquits and humming birds flit from flower to flower while the resident iguana makes his occasional appearance to bask in the sun on the pool deck. Kia Ora has a media room with cable and flat screen TV and DVD. There is also a flat screen television in the great room. Free wireless internet and a stereo with Bose speakers in the great room and at the pool deck make the package complete. The upgrades, including the brand new kitchen, make Kia Ora Villa great for entertaining.

Keywords: villa sea view Virgin Islands St. John sunset view

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

When the 4 of us arrived we almost fell over at the view we had from this house and were very impressed by the look and feel of the home. From the beautiful upgrades, to the pool, outdoor couch, hammock, etc., we couldn't have asked for a better villa on St. John. Having this home to come to after our sun filled days was always a calming feeling. We look forward to saying here in this villa many more times and will always remember the views and all the memories surrounding it!
Feb 2013
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Cruz Bay Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1811 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • 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
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Powder Room off Pool
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Can also be made up as a king bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , Located on lower level, accessed by an outside staircase
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(14 traveler reviews)

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Kia Ora Villa - Comfortable and Casual with Sea Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Paradise on the hill.

  • 5 of 5

This house is beautiful inside and out. Lovely entry and living space, beautiful sunlight dining room with wonderful breezes. Three great bedrooms, two larger one with new spacious bathrooms. One a little smaller, with a small bathroom. The kitchen has everything you need. A few steps away is a living room with lovely views and breezes. Also a covered outdoor dining area for meals with a view. Many outdoor sitting area for sun or shade. A pool area with lounges, table and chairs and views to die for. Highly recommend this villa for 2-3 couples ! Better than the pictures show. Lots of custom features and artwork. The property management company is very helpful. Thank you for sharing your home!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great description of Kia Ora Villa. We love our house and really enjoy hearing how others appreciate its charms.
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Wonderful Week on St. John!

  • 5 of 5

My family of six had a wonderful week staying at Kia Ora! We'd been there once before, a few years ago, and it was as we remembered. My in-laws slept in the lower bedroom and my kids shared the second bedroom on the main floor. We used the grill the nights we stayed in, swam in the pool for hours each day, relaxed in the hammock, appreciated having convenient laundry, and loved the location! We shared the outdoor space with lots of creatures we don't get to see at home, but the screens kept most of the bugs from coming inside. The place is well maintained, comfortable, and had most of what we needed for our nine day stay. We hope to return again in the near future!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredibly perfect week....

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely, well-designed home. We spent an idyllic week here with three teens. The layout of this home with its surrounding gardens and multiple patio/outdoor seating areas is perfect for 2 or 3 couples or families with teens (not good for younger kids due to danger of falling from the porch and pool). The view is the most incredible I have ever seen. LOVE the outdoor built in couch and spent many hours relaxing and there enjoying the panoramic view, banaquits and other birds, and resident iguanas (harmless). The owners and property managers are kind enough to leave generous supplies of convenience and necessity items (condiments, pancake syrup, spices, shampoos, razors, insect repellent, etc. --and even liquor!) that make it easy for guests to get down to the business of enjoying this amazing island. Most appreciated was all the snorkeling equipment, beach chairs, and coolers. We visited many beaches for amazing snorkeling--Cinnamon Bay was my favorite; a beautiful, wide beach, not too crowded, food and facilities, and if you walk to the right as facing the ocean, a great area to snorkel. Thanks for sharing this lovely home! Kids already asking when we can return.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words! Yes, we love the outdoor bench for lazing away the day, mesmerized by the view. And, yes, you're very welcome to come back!
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Perfect location, modern comfortable home

  • 5 of 5

Many thanks to Mary Ellen for her friendly introduction to this wonderful home. Everything is so cared for, and one of the cleanest and best provisioned house I have ever stayed in. We loved everything about the house. We spent a lot of time enjoying the outdoor spaces and the pool. I am a bug magnet and this was the first visit I could sit outside in the evening. I loved everything about this house!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another fabulous vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our family recently returned from another wonderful stay at Kia Ora! Everything is lovingly maintained and just as perfect as the year before. The view is spectacular and the layout of Kia Ora takes advantage of the water, sunsets and twinkling lights of St Thomas. We like being close to Cruz Bay, and yet feel so far removed from it all. The pool was great (we brought blow-up loungers and thought that was the best idea any of us ever had - other than staying here) and we were visited by the resident iguanas who just liked to swing in the trees and watch. This is a great layout, as everyone has their own space and yet we're not far away. We so appreciated the rolling coolers and backpack beach chairs (especially when I made everyone "hike" to the beach near Waterlemon Cay so I could snorkel - and it was worth it!). It was unusually rainy (so we were told) and the covered sitting area allowed us to be outside and yet away from the elements. There are plenty of towels, showers are fabulous and bedding comfortable. Kia Ora definitely has a "home" feel, and not at all a like sterile rental property. I keep tacking on a night each time (up to 9 in 2018!) :-)

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for returning to Kia Ora Villa! We really appreciate your kind words. We also enjoy the feeling of being removed from it all when we're there and have tried to give the villa the homey feel people seem to love. Glad to hear you'll be returning again next year!
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Rejuvenation, comfort, and million dollar views... all at Kia Ora Villa

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I celebrated our 20th anniversary in St. John, taking along our two kiddos and Matt's parents, who were celebrating their 50th. Kia Ora did not disappoint! The location is fantastic.. close to Cruz Bay for convenience but far enough to allow relaxation and a feeling of having it all to ourselves. The bedrooms and layout provided a place for everyone to get away whenever we needed some space. We tended to gather on the deck in the mornings and evenings to watch the cruise ships come in and go, and to marvel at the million dollar views. The beds were comfy, and the villa had everything we needed including snorkeling gear, towels, games and books. We choose the perfect villa for our family and celebration, and would definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We sincerely appreciate your kind words and are very happy you enjoyed Kia Ora Villa. Makes us miss being there ourselves!
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Cruz Bay- car ferry and passenger ferry
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Cruz Bay
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

For a rate quote send an inquiry.

Winter 2014 - $3080 (for 2) - $4200 (for 6) / week
Summer 2014 - $2030 (for 2) - $2870 (for 6) / week
Winter 2015 - $3255 (for 2) - $4375 (for 6) / week
Winter $40/ additional guest - $20/ children ages 6 - 10
Summer $30/ additional guest - $15/ children ages 6 - 10

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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