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ONE OF A KIND LUXURY LIVING IN THE PRIVATE*QUIET*AND SAFE EAST END

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
villa
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
4
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
5 - 7 nights

Description

East End Villa Rental Photos and Description

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.

Keywords: private, family, villa, ocean views, close to beach, secluded, pool, hot tub, large decks, amenities, 4 bedrooms, WIFI, internet, gourmet kitchen, easy parking, Casa Cielo, Villa Casa Cielo

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Athena Swartley
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 9, 2016
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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 USVI/St. John

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 500 sq. ft. master 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.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

ONE OF A KIND LUXURY LIVING IN THE PRIVATE*QUIET*AND SAFE EAST END
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
Maine
5

The perfect island getaway...

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cleveland, Ohio
5

Better than it looks if that's possible!!!

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pennsylvania
5

Slice of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nashville, TN
5

This Is Where You Want To Stay

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington, DC
5

Perfect Engagement Venue

  • 5 of 5

I don’t normally post many reviews, however this was for a special occasion and I was accommodated wonderfully so I had to write. I had decided to propose to my girlfriend and our favorite place is St John’s East End. I contacted Gin de Mer at the last minute and they were able to make it work so that I could come down and execute my plan. I won’t go into all of the details, but it is such a great place to stay - the view from the terrace and pool are amazing and we couldn’t have had a better time. The sunsets are magnificent!

I love to cook and it is so nice to dine outside under cover regardless of the occasional rain shower. It is such a peaceful and beautiful place that we will always come back to - especially since she said yes! Thanks Gin De Mer.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Maryland
5

A Wonderful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We just returned last night from the beautiful Gin de Mer, and we're homesick for it already. We had an amazing week on St. John, and marveled every day at the panorama we saw when we looked outside--the beautiful water on three sides of the property, the blue skies and white clouds, and one morning we saw a beautiful rainbow over Hansen Bay. At night the star watching is unparalleled; each night we didn't go to bed until we saw at least one shooting star. The island is a nature-lover's paradise and this extremely private and secluded slice of heaven couldn't be more welcoming or comfortable. We especially loved the great snorkeling opportunities as well as the guided nature hikes given by the State Park Service. I would definitely recommend this property to anyone who appreciates serenity, wildlife and unspoiled beauty as well as first class accommodations and comfort.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
St. Thomas
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Skinny's
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
St. Thomas
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Skinny's
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Hansen Bay
Car: necessary

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:)

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Rates & Availability

East End Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
LOW SEASON
Apr 18 2016 - Dec 17 2016
5 night minimum stay
$4,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $150 per night, per additional guest
 
HOLIDAY
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$8,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $150 per night, per additional guest
 
HIGH SEASON
Jan 2 2017 - Apr 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
$6,300
$25,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $150 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750
Tax Rate 12.5%

QUOTED RATES ARE FOR 1-4 GUESTS. Low Season 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 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. Guest 5 and 6 are an additional $1050./guest/wk.. Master Bedroom (7-8 guests) and additional $3500./wk..
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 RETURN 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

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Amenities

East End Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 7000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , outdoor shower , Master Bedroom Available For Parties Of Seven-Eight Guests
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , outdoor shower , POOL DECK 1/2 BATHROOM
  • Half Bath on pool deck THREE OUTSIDE SHOWERS
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Tropical outdoor shower with bathtub.
  • Queen size Beds (4)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Beach chairs and coolers provided. Each weekly guest receives two sets of bath towels and 2 beach towels. Outside clothes line and drying racks in bedrooms. Rental transport required.

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