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St John, Spectacular Water/Sunset Views, Privacy, Pool, Spa, near town, beaches

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Breathtaking view of islands and ocean around from the top of Gifft Hill.

Cloud Nine is located on Gifft Hill 640 feet above the Caribbean Sea where you can see mountain peaks 80 miles away. With spectacular views, gentle trade winds, and the twinkling lights of distant islands Cloud Nine combines the comforts of traditional Caribbean architecture with casual elegance and creates a private, romantic and restful environment. At night after a beautiful sunset, the soft lighting, gentle trade winds and twinkling lights of distant islands create a seductive and tranquil ambiance. A covered walkway connects the living room/kitchen with the bedroom wing.


Owner
Linda and Allen
Member since: 1999
Speaks: spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 19, 2017

About Linda and Allen

We are Allen and Linda. We are residents of St. John and have lived on St. John since 1990. We chose St. John as our ideal home after exploring the Caribbean and Bahamas by sailboat. We manage Cloud Nine and Pebble Cove on East End ourselves and it is very important to us that our guests are pleased with the property. We love the views from the large courtyard deck, perfect for spectacular sunsets, rainbows in the rain, moonlit nights and wonderful stargazing from the hot tub. Every time we walk in the door we are still charmed by the view!

Linda and Allen purchased this villa in 1996

Why Linda and Allen chose Cruz Bay

We wanted to offer this pleasure to our guests as well. We also love the relative coolness of this particular Gifft Hill location. The sun keeps the pool warm, but gentle breezes keep the house very comfortable year round. The courtyard opens to the view and offers plenty of privacy, a feature most guests highly value. Yes, you can swim, sunbathe or soak in the spa with no bathing suit.

What makes this villa unique

A short drive to the beaches, close to town yet uniquely private. This is the perfect location from which to explore St. John. We love sitting on the deck under the stars or under the shade of the gazebo and watching the play of light and wind on the waters below. The sunsets and lights of St. Thomas are magical!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Cloud Nine is so aptly named! We loved this home from the moment we walked in the door. The view took our great away. We loved the privacy of the courtyard pool, hot tub and deck. Once we arrived it was hard to want to leave even to explore. But we did visit the beaches and hike the trails, delighted to return to our heavenly home on Gift Hill.
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Amenities

Estate Glucksberg and Grunwald Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Three bathrooms, each with shower. One master bathroom has a double sink, the others have a single sink.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Daybed in Great Room - 1 twin/ single
    Master Bedroom with AC - 1 king
    Master Bedroom 2 with AC - 1 king
    Full Standup Loft with AC - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • 2 Master Bedrooms, each with a king size bed, AC and double doors open onto the private pool. Each have a bath with shower. The large stand up loft has a queen size bed and one twin. There is a dresser, night tables, windows and AC. There is also a twin daybed in the great room for an optional sleeping choice or a comfortable reading nook. A playpen is available on request. A bathroom with shower and the laundry room is off the LR/DR area at the base of the steps to the loft.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Panoramic ocean views of up to twenty islands and cays with spectacular, year-round sunsets. Private hilltop location, with tropical landscaping. House fully air conditioned. Caribbean indoor-outdoor living, with a central courtyard and pool, shaded gazebo, covered walkways, and extensive deck, all on a single level Less than ten minutes from the many restaurants and shops of Cruz Bay Large built-in spa with panoramic ocean views and sunsets

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St John, Spectacular Water/Sunset Views, Privacy, Pool, Spa, near town, beaches
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
5

The Perfect Place

  • 5 of 5

The Most Spectacular View EVER! Spent 2 weeks here for our honeymoon. It was spectacular! Alan and Linda were incredible hosts answering every question promptly and helped with everything to make our stay wonderful. We will definitely be back. The most relaxing setting and place we have ever stayed.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you chose Cloud Nine Villa for your honeymoon and enjoyed your stay so much. We look forward to seeing you again! Linda and Allen
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5

Highly recommended!! The most spectacular views ever.

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a restful atmosphere with the most spectacular views on St. John this is the place. From the first time we entered the deck and house and saw the view we never grew tired of it's magnificence.

The house and grounds were wonderful as well. There were 6 adults in our party. The house had essentially two master bedrooms with excellent showers in each and two beds in the loft in the main house along with a small bed in the downstairs main house. There was also a nice shower, washer, and dryer in the main house bathroom area. Sleeping accommodations were great and we could have easily had 1 or 2 more adults. The AC was nice in all of the house and bedrooms making sleeping more like home.

I must admit when were were at the house (and not snorkeling or hiking) that we spent most of the time on the deck eating, talking, swimming or hot tubing. The bird watching was amazing with many rare birds swinging by to take a look at us. The hummingbirds and bananaquils were nearly always present. As I type I so miss this place!!!

Linda and Allen were wonderful hosts and met us upon arrival. They gave us a short tour and really made us feel at home. We can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you and the family enjoyed your time at Cloud Nine Villa. We look forward to hosting you again!
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5

Best views on St. Johns

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at cloud nine for 8 days. Awesome long range views from the top of St. Johns. Overlooking Great Cruz Bay and views of St. Thomas. Great for viewing sunsets and the lights of St. Thomas, also got to watch cruise ships come and go from St. Thomas. Pool is nice and refreshing while the hot tub is a great way to soak away the cares of the world. Kitchen is well equipped and we enjoyed grilling steaks on the outdoor grill. Enjoyed our daily breakfast under the outdoor gazebo as we watched the boats leave the harbor for a day on the water. Master bedroom was very comfortable with a great garden shower. Enjoyed music on the Bose stereo and television has a few channels to catch up on the world, if you must. Plenty of books to read, no need to bring your own. Wifi works great inside and on the pool deck. You will need to rent a jeep as the roads to the villa are hilly and plenty of curves. This villa offers complete privacy as the other villas in the area are blocked by thick groves of trees. This villa would also be good for a family as it has two private bedrooms and a third, large bedroom loft over the living area. There is also an extra twin bed in the upstairs loft as well as another daybed downstairs off of the living room. Great central location for driving to the north shore beaches or to Coral Bay. Restaurants in Cruz Bay are only ten minute drive away. Don't hesitate to book this villa as you will enjoy every minute.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chevy Chase, Maryland (home of many 2016 Olympic g
5

Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Just got back from a week at Cloud 9. Great house, view, location, pool etc. Could not have been happier with the accommodations. Linda (the owner) was great to work with. No issues whatsoever! Can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed the house and location as much as we do! Thanks for your comments.
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Matthews, NC USA
5

Rest and Relaxation at Cloud 9

  • 5 of 5

My husband and are long time St. John islanders - we consider it our 2nd home. I specifically picked "Cloud 9" villa for its West Indies Style, its pool and the views you have looking out over St. John to St. Thomas and beyond - the awesome sunsets and at night the twinkling lights of St. Thomas - breathtaking - all of this from Cloud 9.

If you have more than two people (we did not), with its West Indies Style, Cloud 9 gives you plenty of privacy - to retreat to your own bedroom/bungalow - with very comfortable rooms and beds and large bathrooms. The kitchen has everything you need to cook and we did cook meals and ate outside on the deck under the gazebo. With the lush foliage around the villa, you have plenty of privacy. The main house and bedroom were very comfortable and homey - the house was very clean and check-in and out was a breeze. We took books to read - but with the views - we just could not make ourselves read the books, the views were just too amazing! The house is in a great location for day trips to a different beach and snorkeling spot each day - we headed out each morning early - picking up sandwiches from a different shop each day - then returning home back to Cloud 9 for dips in the pool and views that just keep on going.

Now with all that said - as an islander I have to tell you this " St. John is a tropical island - this is not home, things are different here, there are bugs, mosquitos and cute Iguanas small and large. So go prepared - just like in the mountains in the summertime - be prepared - take bug replant wipes and spray with you; once you get there, put on your shopping list "flying bug spray" you can purchase this from either the Star Fish or Dolphin markets.

Remember it is an island - on island time - always say good morning - good afternoon - good evening - when starting a conversation; get up early to enjoy the morning and the day.

We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Indianapolis, IN
5

Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

Our family has stayed at Cloud Nine many times over the years and we chose Cloud Nine again for spring break with the family. It always feels like coming home. Since I am the college kid, I get the loft, my favorite room. I sprawl in the queen size bed and listen to the trees frogs or soft drizzle of rain as I fall asleep. Thank goodness there is WiFi and it is fast enough that both my sister and I can watch different movies at the same time. I check Facebook, dip in the pool when the mood strikes me, lie under the stars at night, enjoy the view from the hot tub and basically make myself at home. It is nice to be with the family and still have my own space. We had an awesome time at the sandy North Shore beaches-especially Dennis Bay-and loved the Reef Bay Trail. Hoping we can come back next year. I’d like to bring my friend from college. There is another twin in the loft and we’d have plenty of room to chill. Cloud Nine rocks!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted to have you and your family return to Cloud Nine year after year and enjoy all that Gift Hill and St John have to offer.
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Map

Nearest Airport
16 Miles
St. Thomas
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Tony's Kitchen
Nearest Ferry
2.5 Miles
Cruz Bay Ferry Dock and St. Thomas car barge
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Tony's Kitchen, many in Cruz Bay
Nearest Beach
0.75 Miles
Chocolate Hole, Hart Bay or Monte Bay at Rendevous
Car: recommended

St John is 2/3 Virgin Islands National Park. There are many excellent hiking trails, including the famous Reef Bay Trail with the petroglyphs inscribed on rocks by the pond and waterfall. Take the tour with a park guide and return to town by boat or hike the 2.5 mile trail on your own.

Enjoy cultural events and archeological sites, including artifacts found in recent digs displayed at the waterfront museum at Cinnamon Bay.

During high season there is the National Park Seminar Series with guided hikes, kayak or architectural tours with local experts.

Annual events to challenge your fitness include: September - The Love City Triathlon, February - 8 Tuff Miles, May - Beach to Beach Power Swim St. John School of the Arts offers a concert series. Enjoy a variety of musical venues at local bars and restaurants, including Wednesday night open mic at Sun Dog Café in Mongoose Junction. Explore an excellent variety of shopping, including art galleries, open art studios, fine jewelry, island, sport clothes, surfing and island fancy.

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Rates & Availability

Estate Glucksberg and Grunwald Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
July & August 2017
Jul 7 2017 - Aug 16 2017
5 night minimum stay
$324
$2,016
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor Day Special
Aug 31 2017 - Sep 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
$324
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
September Special 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,268
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Holidays 2017-2018
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
$6,125
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2018 Cloud Nine
Jan 6 2018 - Apr 20 2018
7 night minimum stay
$4,235
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
$396
$2,520
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.5%

Standard rates are for 2 people. Add $30 per person per night for additional guests over 2 people.
Winter rates are for 2-4 people. Add $30 per person per night for additional guests over 4 people.

Less than 7 night reservations are possible when 6 or fewer nights are open between other bookings OR on special request. Please call or write for details on any booking less than a week for any surcharge applicable. (The calculation properties of this website cannot take this into account.)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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