About the property
- Villa7000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay7 nights
4 COMFORTABLE BEDROOMS WITH A/C * 4.5 BATHROOMS*POOL (SLEEPS 1-8 GUESTS)
Casa Cielo is a private villa located on Long Point Peninsula in the 'less traveled' East End of St. John. This ridgeline location offers 270 degree views from 2,000 square feet of decks, patios and lanais. Coral Bay, where you will find restaurants and shopping, is a 15 minute drive thru Hurricane Hole and the National Park.
Casa Cielo is a spacious, well-appointed, private 4-bedroom luxury villa with breathtaking views of the sea, the animals, the boats, and the beaches that make the East End of St. John such a unique and relaxing spot. Enjoy your morning's first cup of coffee on the expansive lower patio, watching sea turtles come up for air in the crystal blue waters of Hansen Bay. Catch sight of dolphins and sometimes even migrating whales as you lounge by the large in-ground pool or soak in the hot tub. A short, 10-minute walk will lead you down to a private, rocky beach where you can snorkel in the lovely and well-populated reefs of Hansen Bay.
Each of the Villa's 4 bedrooms have comfortable queen size beds, seating area, full bath, TV, walk-in closet, ceiling fan, AC and outdoor patio. One bedroom has a kitchenette, a covered lanai and an outdoor shower. The master bedroom suite may be reserved for parties of 7-8 guests. The great room is outfitted with a large HDTV, shelves full of board games and books, and comfy seating for all. A fully equipped kitchen makes preparing and serving meals easy . . just add food!
There is no better spot on the island to enjoy the tropical sights and sounds unique to St. John than the Villa Gin de Mer. Come to the East End for your next vacation and find a little piece of paradise waiting for you here.
Away from it all...a 15 minute drive to Coral Bay.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 18, 2018
About Athena Swartley
We are so happy to share our piece of paradise with you. When you discover Casa Cielo , you may not want to leave!
Athena Swartley purchased this Villa in 2006
Why Athena Swartley chose Estate Hansen Bay
What attracted us immediately to Casa Cielo and the East End of St. John was the quiet and the privacy. The proximity to the sea, several wonderful beaches and great snorkeling made this a perfect location to escape from our busy lives in the states.
What makes this Villa unique
Casa Cielo offers a spacious and comfortable place to relax. With our large multi level decks offering expansive views of the Caribbean and St. John, you can swim in our salt water pool, relax in the hot tub while star gazing, and find any number of secluded shady spots for catching up on your reading or napping. There is a covered outdoor dining area, or enjoy our more formal indoor dining space. The great room is very comfortably furnished to accommodate all guests and they enjoy DISH Network's 'Welcome Package' on Satellite HDTV. The kitchen is large, fully equipped and will please any gourmet chef. The Master Suite (for 7-8 guests) and a claw=foot tub and garden outside shower. One 500 sq. ft. bedroom suite is complete with a small kitchenette and private lanai. This suite has a full indoor bath, and a private outdoor shower. Each of the other two 300 sq. ft. bedrooms have their own full bath, and they share an outdoor seating area overlooking the gardens and Hansen Bay. The Great Room includes an extensive reading library for the guest who wants 'me time,' and plenty of games for the guests who enjoy fun interaction with each other. Beach chairs and coolers are available.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Extraordinary comfort and view
We have been to St. John several times and have stayed at some very nice homes. Casa Cielo certainly has become our favorite and we plan to return. The East End is the less visited part of the island yet is closer to some of the better hiking trails of St John (Rams Head, Brown Bay and Johnny Horn Trails) in addition to excellent snorkeling spots at Hansen Beach , N and S Haulover Bay and Salt Pond area. Although you are situated in a relatively remote location on this island you are residing in your virtual oasis on a cliff with 270 degree views of the water and constant ocean breezes as you lounge by the pool or on the spacious outdoor living areas. It was so comfortable that we enjoyed most of our evenings grilling and cooking at home which had a well equipped kitchen opened to living and dining rooms. Coral Bay is only 15 minutes away and has several nice casual places to eat as well as a fairly decent grocery store.All the bedrooms had AC. Jay and Athena ,the wonderful caretakers at Casa Cielo live close by and were immediately available yet certainly respected you privacy. You will not be disappointed but you will need your jeep. ENJOY!!
Amazing,amazing & Amazing!
The title says it all!!
The location of this villa is what makes this place special! The Villa view of the east end is awesome!
The villa and the views are worth the price of admission but what makes this place special are the caretakers, Athena & Jay! I can't say enough about how special these two are. From the moment I inquired to the day I arrived I knew I had made the right choice to say here. But then the next two weeks the surprises of home cooked meals a couple of day was unexpected and so so nice!! Both Athena and Jay are so down to earth and amazing! I will never be able to say thank you enough!
The perfect island getaway...
A breathtaking and unforgettable experience staying at Casa Cielo on the East End. Having stayed and traveled all around of St. John, I can say without a doubt that this was the most beautiful, relaxing and memorable location I have visited. The 10-15 minute drive to coral bay and 30-40 minute drive to cruz bay is totally worth the views and tranquility one experiences at Casa Cielo. The property itself is incredibly spacious, well-kept, comfortable and has some of the most magnificent views I've seen in the Caribbean. A short walk to a private beach with access to kayaks provides some of the best reefs and wildlife I've seen all over the island. Another short walk or kayak will bring you to excellent snorkeling at Pelican rock or sandy Hansen beach with a self service donation only bar! It is also likely that you'll run into Angels Rest, an awesome floating bar that often anchors right in a nearby cove! Nothing beats laying by the pool and watching turtles surface and bask in long bay, and the sunsets from the deck are absolutely unbeatable... Book your stay at Casa Cielo... You will not regret it!
Better than it looks if that's possible!!!
We just spent 10 days at the Gin de Mer and couldn't have been happier with our vacation. The whole place is over the top. The outdoor living spaces exceed the photos in every way and the photos are really nice. Every morning as we were having coffee and our group of six started emerging for the day you would here someone yell "Turtle". We saw hundreds of them swimming in the bay below our place. Of course we snorkeled with them and rays on multiple adventures. At first we thought the drive all the way out to this magical place might prove to be a bit much but in fact we actually enjoyed our trips up and down the roads laughing at the donkeys, cows and goats along the way. Definitely a redo
Slice of Paradise
My husband and two grown children stayed at Gin-De-Mar in February 2015. It is slice of paradise like no other. We spent the week enjoying the fabulous house, pool and hot tub with views of Hanson Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Our time was spent relaxing at the house, cooking in the fully equipped kitchen then taking our meals in the outdoor covered dining area. When we didn't eat in there several restaurants close by such as the Indigo Grill and Shipwreck. When not at home time was spent visiting the island's attractions especially the many snorkeling areas (which in our opinion can't be beat). We highly recommend Gin-De- Mar.
This Is Where You Want To Stay
Upon my return from deployment in Afghanistan, I longed for an extended vacation with my bride where we could relax, catch up on months apart, and celebrate our one-year wedding anniversary. We decided that the perfect place to do this was Gin-de-Mer, on the quiet and beautiful East End of St. John. We had visited this villa before, so it was like coming home, only on a tropical island! We knew that we would find the privacy and quiet we both so needed.
The villa is well equipped with everything you need to prepare meals, so a quick stop at the new Dolphin Market in Coral Bay was all we needed to provision for the first few days. Every day we performed our daily exercise routine on the shaded pool deck overlooking Hansen Bay, with the sun rising at our backs. We spent time relaxing by the pool; walking around the property to take in the beauty of the exotic flowers and birds; and spending time reading and napping in the hammocks hanging in the covered gazebo and under the roof of the outdoor dining area.
When we finally left the easy comfort of the villa, we hiked trails, visited beaches and snorkeled in the clear, warm waters of the Caribbean. We stargazed every nite to watch the shooting stars. My two-weeks leave flew by, but my re-entry into my Army life found me well rested, tanned and re-acquainted with my wife. Choosing Gin-de-Mer for this special vacation was the perfect decision, and we look forward to the next time we can return to our “home” on the island!
A big dose of vitamin N for nature. Away from the traffic and crowds close to town (Cruz Bay). Private, quiet and safe. We have a couple of inches of the white stuff here, too...it's called sand:)
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
QUOTED RATES ARE FOR 1-4 GUESTS. Low Season: 1-4 Guests $3700. 5-6 Guest an additional $1050./guest/wk.. Master Bedroom may only be reserved for seven or eight guests. Guest 7 and 8 are an additional $2100./wk.. High Season: 1-4 Guests $5500.00 5-6 Guest an additional $1050./guest/wk. Master Bedroom (7-8 guests), an additional $2800./wk.. HOLIDAY WEEKS: QUOTED RATE FOR 1-4 GUESTS. 1-4 Guests $7,000./wk. Guest 5 and 6 are an additional $1050./guest/wk.. Master Bedroom (7-8 guests) and additional $3500./wk.. The Master Bedroom is available for seven (7) or eight (8) guests, only CHILDREN 5 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER ARE WELCOME. NO SMOKING NO PETS
30% DEPOSIT WILL CONFIRM DATES. BALANCE DUE 60 DAYS BEFORE ARRIVAL DATE. A SEPARATE $750.00 REFUNDABLE SECURITY DEPOSIT CHECK IS TO BE INCLUDED WITH THE BALANCE. WE DO NOT CASH YOUR CHECK. WE WILL SHRED YOUR CHECK TO YOU AS LONG AS THE PROPERTY IS IN THE SAME CONDITION AS WHEN YOU ARRIVED, BARRING NORMAL WEAR & TEAR. CHECK-IN 3 PM CHECK-OUT 10 AM