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Relax and rejuvenate at Luminaria Villa

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Enjoy the finest in upscale Caribbean living at luxurious Luminaria. This hilltop villa, bordering the Virgin Islands National Park, has three air-conditioned bedrooms and three-and-one-half baths. A gorgeous pool with waterfall, a jacuzzi, 280-degree spectacular views, and beautifully designed lush landscaping complete this tropical paradise.

Where as there are many lovely villas and beautiful views on Saint John, the location, design, and amenities of Luminaria make it quite unique. The spectacular mountaintop setting and views are considered one of the finest in the Caribbean. With its expansive sliding glass doors and oversized windows, the breathtaking views can be enjoyed from practically every room. Guests repeatedly rave about the spaciousness, attention to detail, and fantastic kitchen. Luminaria has close proximity to North Shore beaches, and yet is only 20 minutes to the Cruz Bay ferry dock.

This an excellent villa for honeymooners, couples, families, and weddings.


Off-season 2013: 4/6-11/22/13; 11/30-12/20/;$3250/1-2, $3550/3-4, $3850/5-6 guests

Thanksgiving Week: 11/23-11/29/13, 11/22-11/28/14; $3850/1-6 guests

Christmas/New Year's: 12/21-1/3/14; $6850/1-6 guests

In-season 2014: 1/4 - 4/11/14; $4250/1-2 guests, $4550/3-4 guests, $4950/ 5-6 guests

President's Week: 2/15-2/21/14; In-season Rates Apply!

Keywords: Private Villa, Clothing Optional, Pool with Waterfall, Hot Tub, Panoramic View, Inside access bedrooms, Families, Couples

More Details

Property Manager
VIVA Villas, Inc.
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 31, 2017

About VIVA Villas, Inc.

Angie Smith, moved to St. John from Tampa Florida over 20 years ago and has made a home on the island. She studied hospitality at both Georgia State University and The University of the Virgin Islands where she went on to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, concentrating in marketing and advertising, graduating with honors. She brings the knowledge of accounting, marketing, advertising and business skills to the company. Angie loves to travel and learn about new cultures and meet new people. She likes to cook dishes from different countries such as Trinidad, India and Italy. She enjoys trying new dishes from all over the world. She is known as ‘the purple lady’ since she is in love with purple-whether it’s her purse or a room in her house, you will always see purple. Now as mother of five (!), Angie is one busy lady. She loves the beaches, the mountains and the year round summer on St. John and is proud of the consistent high level of quality and services her VIVA team provides our island visitors every day.

Guestbook comments from the manager

This was our forth time at Villa Luminaria and it certainly won’t be our last. The view is spectacular, the location is centrally located to all locations on the island, and the villa is an oasis away from home. Villa Luminaria is a family friendly home that has all the amenities.
Apr 2013
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Car: necessary


Estate Emmaus Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleeper Sofa, Baby Cribs (1) Can be provided for a fee
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Entertainment center with Video Library, Satellite Tivo-style TV, CD/cassette, a wet bar with ice maker, Air Conditioning in Bedrooms, FullKitchen including, stainless steel ovens, built-in microwave, blender, toaster oven, Kitchen Aid standing mixer, Cuisinart Food Processor, coffee grinder, coffeemaker, deep fryer, warming trays, wine cooler and even an ice cream maker! No Smoking at this villa, please.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Luminaria is amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Our family group of seven adults and a 3-moth old baby stayed at Luminaria for two weeks. It was a wonderful experience. First, the house is beautiful--well laid out and tastefully decorated. The kitchen is well-equipped ( a good thing, because with a baby, we did not eat out). We were even able to watch a little of the NCAA basketball tournament! The living area is very spacious, and gave us plenty of room to watch basketball, read a book, take a nap, or sit in the sun, without getting in each other's way. The pool was lovely, especially for those who had to stay home with the baby while the rest of the group went snorkeling. The driveway is very steep--even with dry weather, you will need a 4-wheel drive vehicle. But that was a worthwhile trade-off to get the amazing views. I can't imagine that many places have views over both Coral Bay and the Drake Passage. We enjoyed watching the boats in the Passage and the sailboats in Coral Bay. The Viva Villa team was great, supplying us with a first-rate greeter (Magabe) and responding quickly to our complaint of the downstairs bathroom drains clogging. The downside of being on top of a mountain is that you have to drive to go anywhere. But we managed to snorkel at least once a day, and even took the baby with us a couple of times. Plenty of shade at Trunk Bay (but get there early), Maho Bay and Francis Bay. We also enjoyed our snorkel-sunset sail with Virgin Magic Charters. We'd come back in a heartbeat if St. John were a little easier to get to.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to provide us with your feedback! We look forward to welcoming you back to St. John and hopefully to Luminaria in the near future. The VIVA! Team
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What a beautiful house!

  • 5 of 5

Good afternoon,

We were at Luminaria a few weeks ago, what a house! What you see on the pictures is what you will get, it is truly the most amazing view I've had the pleasure of waking up to. From the moment you open the door you understand how gorgeous it is. Every room is beautifully decorated, the kitchen has every small appliance you can dream of. The bedrooms are spacious, and we liked the fact they were on two floors as it gave us (2 couples) more privacy. The management company was exceptionally good at answering my emails, the greeter was a wonderful young woman, and the island was paradise. I would definitely recommend Luminaria, nothing wrong can be said about it.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your feedback! We certainly look forward to having you back on St. John and at villa Luminaria. Please let us know when you're planning your next vacation! Best Regards, The Viva Team!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Reservation Fee $470
Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Extra Person Fee $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

Children over 6 welcome. $250/week plus tax for each additional guest. Rates are subject to be changed until the deposit is confirmed by VIVA!

1.Contact VIVA! to confirm availability and that the date range is acceptable. See Stay requirement/Sat-Sat
2. We then e-mail/fax you a Reservation Confirmation for your review.
3. Finalize your reservation: Provide your 50% deposit to us within two days of receiving the Confirmation.

More Details can be found on our main website

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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