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Spectacular Panoramic Water/Sunset Views, Privacy, Pool, Spa, Near Town, Beaches

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Last updated: 04/20/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

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.

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Member since: 1999

Speaks: spanish
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/20/2017

Property Type

  • Villa

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 7
  • Children Welcome:

    As you can see in the photos the pool is central to the courtyard/deck area so parents of small children must consider this feature....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 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....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 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...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Netflix available ...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Player for CDs and iPods with charger ...moreless

  • Television:

    Flat screen TV with Cable and Netflix ...moreless


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


  • Churches
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

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

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    Spectacular views of the waters and islands between St. John and St. Thomas. Sunset views turning to twinkling lights of St. Thomas at night....moreless

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


  • Dining:

    Dine under the gazebo outdoors or at the dining table indoors in the great room....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Air conditioning in all rooms of the house. All rooms have fans and screened windows for the many days that AC is not necessary on Gifft Hill where is is naturally cooler....moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Living room/dining room with great views, comfortable seating....moreless

  • Parking:

    Driveway with ample room for several cars...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Cordless phone with unlimited free calling to the U.S. mainland Answering Machine...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Catering Available:

    contacts on request...moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Filtered drinking water in the kitchen. No need to buy bottled water....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    with icemaker...moreless

  • Stove:


  • Toaster


  • Boat:

    Boat rentals available on St. John....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Golf:

    Golf on St Thomas...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayaks and stand up paddle boards can be rented at beaches on St. John....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    Tennis courts in town....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Snorkeling gear easily available for rent by the day or by the week on island....moreless

Pool / Spa



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 12-15, 2017
May 12 - May 14, 2017
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

May 25-30, 2017
May 25 - May 29, 2017
5 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

September Special 2017
Aug 26 - Sep 29, 2017
7 night min stay


Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Holidays 2017-2018
Dec 16 - Jan 5, 2018
7 night min stay


Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Winter 2018 Cloud Nine
Jan 6 - Apr 20, 2018
7 night min stay


Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
6 night min stay

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 $25 per person per night for additional guests.

Winter rates are for 2-4 people. Add $25 per person per night for additional guests.

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:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 04/20/2017
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16 Miles
Nearest Airport
St. Thomas
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Tony's Kitchen
2.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Cruz Bay Ferry Dock and St. Thomas car barge
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Tony's Kitchen, many in Cruz Bay
0.75 Miles
Nearest Beach
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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1996

About the owner: We are Allen and Linda. We and our two teen daughters 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!

Why the Owner Chose Estate Glucksberg and Grunwald, Saint John, USVI:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
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!

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Speaks: spanish
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/20/2017

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Monday, April 24, 2017

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