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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 5 - 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

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Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2017

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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Estate Chocolate Hole and Great Cruz Bay Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1811 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Kia Ora Villa - Comfortable and Casual with Sea Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

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: Mar 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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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: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: Jun 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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Plant City, FL

I never wanted to leave!

  • 5 of 5

I was so glad we picked this house to spend our week in paradise. There were four of us and we had plenty of room to spread out and have our own space. The beds were comfortable. There were plenty of towels, snorkeling gear, and games. We preordered food from St. John Provisions so we could just arrive and start the fun. The kitchen was stocked with everything you might need and the refrigerator still had condiments, etc. that we could use.

The views were amazing and the house was so close to town. We enjoyed the pool daily, as did the iguanas. Don't be afraid of them. They are more afraid of us, but they are amazing to watch. Also, don't be afraid to drive in the left side of the road. It is very easy.

We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed St. John and our house. Yes, the iguanas are harmless and fascinating to watch. We'll be glad to host you again.
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Paradise on Earth!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough wonderful things about Kia Ora! First, the management company is wonderful:helpful, prompt, friendly - plus gave us some great ideas for restaurants (Candi's) and activities. The house itself was incredible. So many little nooks to hide out and give everyone some space (3 adults and 2 teenagers). The pool was wonderful and plenty of comfortable lounge chairs and seats around the pool (that has 2 great lounge floats and some noodles) - plus a umbrella. There is also a delightful dining area outside with an amazing view - seriously stunning. We enjoyed watching the cruise ships and the stars at night. The beds were super comfortable and the master bathroom was to die for - I still miss the shower. Our teenage daughters loved having their own space in the downstairs bedroom, and we felt very safe with them being there. The living room furniture was cozy and we enjoyed playing games around the dining room table. There was complete snorkel equipment for 3 or 4 adults, and more if there were younger children or an adult with smaller feet than we had! The home was very nicely stocked and we appreciated using, and then leaving, in the liquor cabinet. The home was very peaceful - no neighbors to see, yet convenient to grocery shopping and Cruz Bay. We kept saying all week "Why didn't we think of coming here sooner!" Well, we have now and look forward to returning to Kia Ora in 2017!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great comments. Yes, our property managers are the best. St. John is a special island and Kia Ora Villa is a wonderful place to enjoy it. We'll be very happy to have you back.
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Wichita Falls, Texas

Awesome Trip!

  • 5 of 5

This house had it all! First, the management company who runs it couldn't have been better. They were friendly, helpful and all around wonderful. Second, the house is very conveniently located. It is about a 5 min drive to the grocery story, 8 minutes to Cruz Bay and still very very secluded. It was well appointed, had a great kitchen, awesome views, great pool, etc etc etc. We will be heading back to St John and will not even look at other properties. This one had it all! Also - as a side note, we used Conrad Sutton Car Rental Agency. They were great too! An added bonus is that they are located in the heart of Cruz Bay and they allow you to park your rental car there for free anytime. With parking at a premium, it was a great added benefit. Finally, our favorite beach - bar none - was Hansen Bay. I would put it up against Greece, Italy, Hawaii, Dominican.....It is a little bit of a drive (30 mins from house) but is secluded and absolutely gorgeous. Plus, Vie's Snack Shack is about 150 feet from the bay (closed Sunday/Monday; 9-5 other days) and has great authentic West Indian cuisine. Wonderful trip!!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your thoughtful comments. We totally agree that our property managers are the best. We're so happy you found Kia Ora to be as great a house as we do. We look forward to your return trip.
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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

Estate Chocolate Hole and Great Cruz Bay Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Apr 16 2017 - Dec 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2018
Dec 16 2017 - Apr 14 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.5%

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

50% is due at booking, the balance is due 60 days in advance of arrival, MasterCard, VISA and checks accepted.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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