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WOW!! Romantic ocean front luxury, fabulous hot tub, large pool, with waterslide

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths2
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights


About the property

No Hurricane damage and summer discount prices for this winter!!

We built this luxurious villa on scenic Grapetree Point after traveling throughout the Caribbean to virtually every island. Just up the hill from Bella Sera is the Contessa Nadia D'Navarro's spectacular castle. This quiet scenic locale, on the east end of this Virgin Island, is enjoyed by only a small number of vacationers every year.


“everyone should experience this at least once in their life, it was more than any picture could show” from VRBO - 7-25

“Most beautiful place we've ever been, just arrived home from the best vacation ever. The island is unbelievable along with the house July 2016

“We fell in love with Bella Sera immediately. It is gorgeous, spacious, and offered the perfect setting for a romantic, private vacation for my husband and me and our dear friends VRBO - 6-26

“Bella Sera by the Sea is a palatial villa on the east end of St. Croix. It is a great place to go for total quiet and relaxation. We enjoyed falling asleep to the sound of the waves hitting the rocks below. The vast verandas offer ocean breezes and great views all day long. The house itself is quite unique! There is so much to look at, you can't take it all in at once. There are fascinating pieces of art and even a chapel if a place to meditate is required. The house is very well appointed with every modern convenience including an 80-inch TV in the main room. We grilled out by the pool and enjoyed the slide, waterfall, and hot tub in the evening. The master bedroom made us feel like we were at Versailles! It has an enormous shower with 2 shower heads and an ocean view. There was also a very large Jacuzzi which we didn't get around to using. Bella Sera would be a great place for honeymooners who want total privacy or a larger group who enjoy hanging out around the pool. Some nice restaurants are an easy drive away. The owner is extremely responsive if you have any questions or if any maintenance issues (no matter how minor) arise during your stay. He also provides lots of information on diving, snorkeling, dining, and other island activities. If you want a beautiful setting in a "one of a kind" home out of the rat race, Bella Sera is the place!

Submitted: Jun 5 Stayed: Source: HomeAway

"Don't worry about feeling like you are renting some uncomfortable showroom, Bella is indeed beautiful, but it is so comfy and "home-like" , like how we would furnish our own home if we had this oceanfront locale."

Bella Sera is lushly landscaped with palms and tropical flowers, wonderful scents complemented with the mesmerizing sound of the turquoise Caribbean waves rolling in below . Here you will spend languorous days relaxing in the plentiful shaded or sunny sitting areas, relaxing on softly cushioned furniture to accommodate your every mood.

The fabulous pool and grotto area with waterfalls is complemented with a water slide and large adult foam floats that transform the pool into an inviting play area or a peaceful haven for drifting away, listening to your favorite music on the professional outdoor sound system.

The days here slowly melt away until the sun gloriously sets. It is time to move to the hot tub or the movie size 80'' LCD TV with unlimited streaming movies.

For dinner, enjoy a tropical dinner in the comfortably furnished outdoor pavilion complete with wet bar, fridge and gas grill` overlooking the ocean front.

This is barefoot luxury at its very best. 7,500 sq. ft. (4,700 air conditioned) of luxury.

THE POOL (you will be spoiled forever): The pool is luxuriously heated to 85 - 88 F. Enjoy your 'float therapy' with the comfy adult foam floats accompanied by your favorite music on the outdoor sound system. The rock waterfall in the shallow grotto sitting area cascades into the pool, creating a nice relaxing shaded area in the pool. Two bridges span the pool above and below, for easy access back and forth.

Our hot tub is spectacularly set at the edge of the cliff with the waves crashing in below.

For the children (over age 6 please) , we have a box full of pool toys and smaller floats, and a fabulous water slide ( see photo). There is a small shallow play area at the entry for non-swimming children, but most of the pool is 4- 5 feet deep.

No luxury pool is complete without a poolside bath, large shaded pavilion, granite and glass block wet bar, ice maker, gas grill, professional resort-style frozen drink maker, and fridge. What a great day!

THE BEDROOMS ( be lulled to sleep by the waves): Each bedroom has spectacular ocean views. Soft, comfy linens and mattresses throughout. Each lovely decorated bedroom is air conditioned with an en suite bathroom that is also a piece of art. The guest bedrooms each have large windows overlooking the ocean and feature a patio with lounge furniture. For additional children (7-8 people) we have two 16 inch elevated air beds with head board.

The spacious master bedroom is honeymoon style. Lace canopied king bed with a nice sitting area and a walkout balcony to the waves crashing in below. You will enjoy brilliantly starry and moon-lit nights on the balcony's double chaise lounge. And the bathroom is HUGE! A work of art with a deep jetted jacuzzi overlooking the Caribbean.

All the bedrooms have DISH TV and DVD. Each has an alarm clock with IPOD/IPhone docks and players.

THE KITCHEN - (a view for the gourmet chef)

Start with the stainless steel appliances: DeLonghi expresso/cappucino and coffee maker; SubZero Pro glass fridge and freezer; and,Wolf range, double oven, griddle and grill. Add to that every cookware item made by LeCreuset and you are set for a large gourmet feast or a quiet dinner for two.

THE TECHNOLOGY (you will be surprised): You will find all the tech comforts of home. High speed internet with ethernet or WI-FI connection throughout the villa or grounds. Each room has telephone and intercom connecting every area of this large villa.

**This is a GREEN villa. Yes, we have all the power consuming luxuries, but while you are pool floating and soaking up the sun's rays, the roof top is producing 8,000 watts of solar power. All our hot water is solar heated, as is the spa and pool. (with electric utility back-up).

**The solar system provides battery back-up power. If you have visited the Caribbean before, you know the power can go down at any time. Here at Bella Sera you will never know, because the electric moves seamlessly to the solar battery packs or generator.

More Details

Larry and Peg Meyer
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 11, 2017

About Larry and Peg Meyer

This is our most recent villa we built, and we previously built (1993) another ocean front villa next door called Paradise Point. We retired to the island full time in 2007 and are active in the island community as volunteers - Larry is on the Board of The Virgin Islands Boys and Girls Club and Peggy teaches Bible classes and does some high school volunteering. We supplement our income by renting our villas out to visitors. We love sharing our villas and the island with vacationing families. Our motto that we wished all our part-time island resident friends lived by is "SHARE your island home, don't SHUT it". We spend a lot of our time back in Florida with our children and grandkids, but come here frequently, so it has all the amenities of home, because for many weeks each year, this is our home, too.

Larry and Peg Meyer purchased this villa in 2010

Why Larry and Peg Meyer chose Slob

It is absolutely gorgeous here, we have a love for the sea, and a love for the laid back island life style. the people are wonderful here, and the weather is almost always similarly wonderful.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for allowing us to enjoy your beautiful ocean front villa. The pictures on your website were incredible, but seeing it in person was truly amazing! Your decorations, furnishings and amenitiies are awesome as was our week vacation here in paradise!

In addition to swimming in your spectacular pool and sitting on the decks to enjoy the fantastic views and ocean breezes, we also took your advice and went deep sea fishing and snorkeling at the snorkel trail by Buck Island - great experiences both!

We definitley plan to return again, and we'll highly recommend renting your home to our family and friends.
Aug 2013
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Slob Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • A/C in the large great room/kitchen area costs us $12/hour due to the exceedingly high electric charges on the island. Please see our rules on this.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • fax
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , pool bathroom
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , in the entry foyer adjacent to dining room and living room
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , mini-fridge , DVD, DISH TV, microwave, IPod/IPhone dock/play
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , DVD, DISH TV, IPod/IPhone dock/player and alrm clock
    Bedroom 3 (convertible to 1 king or 2 twins) - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , This bedroom can be a king OR two twins, DVD, DISH TV
    air beds - 1 twin/ single
  • All bedrooms very comfortably furnished. The two twins (king convertible) are ideal for children although we have a minimum age of 6. Each bedroom has an alarm clock an IPod /Iphone/ Ipad player and dock for charging. If you have more than 6 people, we can accommodate one child willing to use the 16 inch elevated air bed with headboard. See
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Infants (under 14 months) and Children 6 years and above are welcome. (no toddlers)


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This home was SPECTACULAR!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived at the airport to the personal escort to Bella Sera we were in awe! This home was more than we could have imagined! We had 3 couples and stayed for a week. The amount of room this home had to offer was perfect for all of us. Everything from the decor of the home, to the ocean view, to the way the owners made you feel so special was perfect! With so many options on where we should sun bathe - by the pool, on the veranda or on the private balcony off of the master bedroom, the choices were endless. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this home and St. Croix was an excellent island to explore. Thank you so much Meyer Family. We didn't want to leave!!

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much!! I know that our visitors may come here thinking "I am just another guest and another paycheck for the owners." ​But ​ we then go to work to make sure that they realize, that for us, it is more than a rent check that we are working for. Yes, the rental income is important, and allows us to keep up this large and beautiful property that weathers the daily Caribbean sun and the salt air. (hopefully no hurricanes!) But our real reward is not monetary. When we have families like yours that have a special experience, well that is pretty special for us, too. We feel that we are blessed to have this beautiful place and that it is meant to share, not shutter, till our next visit. And so just knowing a family or a group of friends had a week to escape the daily pressure of life and reconnect is a very special reward for us. May your memories be wonderful, and your return soon! Blessings and Sunny Days, Peggy and Larry Meyer
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There are hardly words...

  • 5 of 5

There are hardly words to describe our experience at Bella Sera by the Sea or the customer service we received from the owners and staff of the Bella Sera! It is difficult, at best, to rent property sight unseen but all the reviews that you read here are right, the photos do not do this property justice! From the moment we were personally greeted at the airport to the moment we sadly closed the door one last time on our departure we were living like rock stars! The beauty, serenity, and seclusion of this impressive property is all that and much more. There were days that we didn't even leave the property but instead enjoyed opening up the doors to the wonderful ocean breeze, turning on some tunes, and enjoyed a relaxing day by our ocean side pool! The property is very well maintained and not far from many great little places such as the Divi Resort, Cheeseburgers, The Blue Terrace, and more. Larry is a very responsive and concerned host and the bonus of having someone greet us, guide us to a great little grocery store for provisions, then accompany us to the villa for a personal tour before leaving us on our own was such a wonderful and welcoming gesture and very much appreciated after a long day of travel. I would recommend this property to anyone looking for a luxury stay in St. Croix and look forward to the opportunity to return again! This is more than just the perfect place to stay! Signing off as Larry does, "Blessings and sunny days!"

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely breathtaking!

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous view of the ocean. Wonderful home. Owners were very accommodating.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you so much, we appreciate this review more than many because we know there were a number of (unintended) glitches during your stay, and so glad you could still give us a five star review, which was totally unexpected. The AC is repaired and we are going to replace the childrens' air bed. We so much appreciate your being understanding .
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Absolutely amazing!!!

  • 5 of 5

My family had the best time at Bella Sera - it is so peaceful with the waves rolling in down below, puts you to sleep, actually. And the kids loved the pool and waterslide and the hotel-style frozen drink machine. They even have the mixes for virgin Pina Coladas, Margaritas and strawberry dacquiris in the huge Bar/pavilion area which was our central gathering place. If you want to just get away and reconnect as a family, this is your spot.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Bella Sera is the best for family relaxation and fun and so glad we could be part of that.
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Mount Dora, FL

Picture perfect

  • 5 of 5

As you arrive at Bella Sera, after having been met at the airport and perhaps stopping at a grocery store, you are greeted with complimentary bottles of wine & rum, and quart sized containers of margarita & pina colada mix. A great beginning.

The home is almost at the edge of the ocean, but 40 feet or so above it. From the porches on the living area, above the pool level, you have about a 180 degree water view, and looking over the hills more than a 300 degree sky view. Sunrises, moonrises and sunsets are all there. An outstanding view wherever you look.

The surf sound is mesmerizing, with the only other typical sounds being sugarbirds, oystercatchers, and the wind. A road is back of the home but lightly travelled and not an issue. The home itself is original, a delight, and expansively furnished. Many books are available along with a few puzzles and pool floats/toys, etc. On a calm day you can snorkel almost right below the home. We found a nearby restaurant we loved, Duggan’s Reef and ate dinner there 3 times! Everyone we met on island was nice and we felt very safe in the home. Larry Meyer, the owner was most helpful in all respects and a pleasure to work with.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you for the very nice comments and we wish you a speedy return!
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Fantastic week at Bella Sera By The Sea

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I and two other couples decided to rent a Villa by the sea in St Croix to celebrate her recent milestone birthday. None of us had ever been to the island before, but we were all eager to give it a try. We are all experienced travelers and have been to many different Caribbean destinations in the past. Bella Sera is incredible and exceeded all of our expectations. The owners, Larry and Peg Meyer, prepped us so well for our visit that I felt at home as soon as we arrived. There is nothing missing as the place is incredibly equipped from the pool side facilities and bar, to the BBQ, and the well equipped chef's kitchen.

Larry offered great suggestions for restaurants and nearby watering holes as well as guides to all the interesting things to see and do on the island.

It was a great time and our only regret was that it only lasted one week.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks so much and may your return be soon. Again, Happy Birthday!
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Cane Bay
Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve
Cruzan Rum Factory
Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Rohlsen International St. Croix Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Divi Carina or Good Spirits or Duggans Reef
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Divi Carina Bay Resort
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
GrapeTree Beach and Divi Resort Beach
Car: recommended

Located on the ocean front in the exclusive southeast area of St. Croix Island. The Caribbean Ocean rolls in on the rocks below. Mesmerizing sound, especially for sleeping or napping!! Easy access to lovely Grapetree Beach a short distance away and one half mile to the beach at Divi Carina Bay Resort and Casino.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 12.5%

as low as $648 daily . Add a day for only $195!
Please - we do not accept toddlers and children less than six years old for safety and liability reasons.

Thank you for your understanding on these reasonable age limits.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.