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Pura Vida: Privacy & Seclusion - 1.5 Acres in Chocolate Hole - Great Ocean View

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Last updated: 03/10/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2 Br, 2.5 Bath; Views Of Hart Bay & Chocolate Hole Bay-Easy Access To Cruz Bay

Located on St. John’s beautiful south shore, Pura Vida (pure life), is a beautiful island home and private estate situated on 1.5 acres. The villa is surrounded by a profusion of native landscaping and historical Dutch ruins. Our villa's hilltop location makes for lots of lovely island breezes with wonderful ocean views of Hart Bay and Chocolate Hole Bay.

Pura Vida boasts a wonderful floor plan and a downright glorious screened sitting area where you can sit and enjoy a good book or a nap. The two bedroom suites are private and tastefully appointed with all new furnishings and air conditioning for warm nights. Each bedroom has an en suite bathroom with tiled showers and glass doors, which will make you feel right at home.

An easy drive from town and top-notch beaches, Pura Vida is an excellent choice for experiencing St. John. Returning home after a long day in the sun, you can relax in the comfortable great room, prepare an island specialty dinner in the fully loaded kitchen, or enjoy a cool drink in the breeze while you watch the beautiful sunsets of St. John before rolling down the hill for a taste of Cruz Bay’s laid back nightlife.

Our community has a wonderful walking/hiking trail to Hart Bay. Just past our driveway (around the bend) there is a path on the left that will lead you through the canopy of trees to the beach. Take your coffee and stroll through the woods until you reach the beach with it's beautiful gentle breezes.

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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/10/2017

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 1800 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age for renters is 25...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Elevated master bed with a great view of Chocolate Hole Bay...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Private bedroom with en suite bath...moreless

  • Bedrooms are air-conditioned for peaceful sleeping on warm nights. They have been completely remodeled with entirely new furniture. Master Bedroom #1 has an elevated bed with a great view of Chocolate Hole Bay. Sliding windows on two sides of the room allow for a wonderful night's sleep enjoying the island breezes. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Beautiful tiled shower with open air glass wall...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Beautiful tiled shower with open air glass wall...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet

    Convenient half bath off kitchen...moreless

  • Bathrooms are entirely remodeled with new tile showers with glass walls, tile floors and fixtures....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Library of books and magazines for your pleasure...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Stereo:

    Two Ipod docking stations...moreless

  • Television:

    Large flat screen television...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Expansive DVD library with some of our most favorite movies ...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Marina
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    Views of Hart Bay and Chocolate Hole Bay...moreless

  • Water View:

    Views of Hart Bay and Chocolate Hole Bay...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Dining:

    New dining table - great view of the ocean & the TV if desired!...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Free Wif-Fi is available at Pura Vida. Details will be provided upon arrival....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Casual area - club chair and a wonderfully comfortable couch with a TV & VCR Elegant area - two marvelous plantation-style club chairs, cozy love seat, and a conversation piece glass top teak table...moreless

  • Parking:

    Expansive parking area with complete turn around ability. Can park multiple vehicles with ease....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Pura Vida includes a house phone for local calls. Cell phone service is very good at the villa - many areas on the island have difficulty keeping a good signal....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully equipped with everything you will ever need for a wonderful vacation...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    New stainless dishwasher...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped kitchen with all new granite countertops and mahogany cabinets. Cabinets have Michigan River Rock door pulls....moreless

  • Microwave:

    New stainless built in microwave...moreless

  • Oven:

    New stainless gas oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    There is a safe for locking up your valuables. There is a vacuum and numerous coolers....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full size refrigerator...moreless

  • Stove:

    New stainless gas stove...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Wonderful deck with great views of Hart Bay...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Many beautiful gardens with natural plantings and historical ruins. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    New Weber Gas Grill...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Five sets of snorkel equipment is available for your use....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season 2017
Jan 8 - Mar 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$350
$2,100
April - May 2017
Apr 1 - Jun 3, 2017
3 night min stay
$400
$1,925
Summer - Fall 2017
Jun 4 - Dec 22, 2017
3 night min stay
$400
$2,100
Christmas 2017
Dec 23 - Jan 6, 2018
3 night min stay
$600
$3,500
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$400

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Cleaning Fee $150
  • Tax Rate 12.5%

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.


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Location

  • Zozo's Ristorante

    "Unbelievable view - book early to get the best table. The steak is fabulous. This is a mus..."

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  • The Lime Inn

    "Always a great place to get a drink at the bar, meet locals and tourists, and have a great c..."

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  • Drift Away Day Spa

    "Best massage in the USVI! Enjoy a couples massage, or a full day of relation. We are the..."

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  • Woody's Seafood Saloon

    "No trip to St. John is complete without a late afternoon Happy Hour at Woody's. Great atmos..."

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  • U.S. Virgin Islands National Park

    "Stop by the National Park Center - across from Mongoose Junction and pick out a hiking trail..."

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  • Mongoose Junction

    "Great spot for casual shopping with a cold beer in hand !"

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  • Cruz Bay Watersports

    "The best place for scuba and snorkel equipment - awesome T-shirts and apparel as well. "

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1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Cruz Bay Ferry

Car: Necessary

Chocolate Hole is an excellent location convenient to local beaches and downtown Cruz Bay. Our community has a beautiful walking trail to Hart Bay. Take your coffee mug with you and stroll down to the beach in the morning and take in the beautiful ocean breezes. Path starts past our driveway after the bend in the road. The path will be on the left side of the road. You'll travel through a canopy of trees ending up at the beach.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: After finding St. John a few years ago on an anniversary trip - and falling in love immediately - we have been thrilled to purchase this wonderful and historic home in Chocolate Hole. We live in Maryland and have 8 children together - 7 children are now in college or beyond. We travel to St. John as frequently as we can as this is our favorite place in the world! We love our Island home and we know you will love it also. John & Maura Kelly

Why the Owner Chose Estate Chocolate Hole and Great Cruz Bay, Saint John, USVI:
We chose this property because it is extremely unique for St. John. While all properties are beautiful on this island, this house caught our attention immediately as we drove up the long driveway, past the historic ruins to the expansive yard and surroundings. It is truly a private sanctuary in which to enjoy the island and all it has to offer. Additionally, the location is absolutely ideal for getting to Cruz Bay and the North Shore beaches.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
The open floor plan is ideal for a gathering or simply relaxing and viewing the ocean. Enjoy the walking trail to Hart Bay. The screened sitting area is ideal for a late afternoon cocktail, for sitting and enjoying a book, or for taking a nice nap while enjoying glorious breezes and viewing the lovely landscaping. It's a very quick trip to Cruz Bay - great for an evening of dinner or activity. The house is equipped with everything you will need for a wonderful vacation - beach chairs, coolers, snorkel equipment, and a fully stocked kitchen in which you can prepare any meal of your choosing.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/10/2017

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Photos

  • Ocean Front views of beautiful Hart Bay

    Ocean Front views of beautiful Hart Bay

  • Open Floor Plan perfect for entertaining

    Open Floor Plan perfect for entertaining

  • Relax after a long day at the beach

    Relax after a long day at the beach

  • Dining Area

    Dining Area

  • View from kitchen window

    View from kitchen window

  • Enjoy cooking on the Weber Grill while taking in the subtle island breezes

    Enjoy cooking on the Weber Grill while taking in the subtle island breezes

  • Master bedroom #1 with ocean views of Chocolate Hole Bay from the bed

    Master bedroom #1 with ocean views of Chocolate Hole Bay from the bed

  • Master Bedroom #2 with private bath

    Master Bedroom #2 with private bath

  • 2nd Master Bath with customer walk in shower

    2nd Master Bath with customer walk in shower

  • Historic smokehouse

    Historic smokehouse

  • Grand Entrance to Pura Vida

    Grand Entrance to Pura Vida

  • Almost there .... with ample parking and area to turn around ahead

    Almost there .... with ample parking and area to turn around ahead

  • Beautiful custom kitchen  with view of Hart Bay

    Beautiful custom kitchen with view of Hart Bay

  • Pura Vida at night

    Pura Vida at night

  • View from the kitchen

    View from the kitchen

  • Relax in the screened porch area

    Relax in the screened porch area

  • Sunrise over Hart Bay from the deck

    Sunrise over Hart Bay from the deck

  • Private deck nestled among the native trees, with ocean view of Hart Bay

    Private deck nestled among the native trees, with ocean view of Hart Bay

  • Custom walk in Master Bathroom Shower

    Custom walk in Master Bathroom Shower

  • 2nd Master Bedroom with cozy sitting area

    2nd Master Bedroom with cozy sitting area

  • Beautiful tropical foliage outside

    Beautiful tropical foliage outside

  • Walk the 1.5 acres and experience the indigenous plants

    Walk the 1.5 acres and experience the indigenous plants

  • Coming up the driveway

    Coming up the driveway

  • Entrance to Pura Vida!

    Entrance to Pura Vida!

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