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A luxurious family friendly getaway with breathtaking views, perfect for 2-12.

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Half Baths3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay nights

Overview


Details
Property
villa
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
5
Half Baths
3
Minimum Stay
nights

About the property

A 5 bedroom, 5 full & 3 half bath home with amazing views of the BVI..

La Pura Vida Villa is actually two buildings - the Main House, comprised of 3 bedrooms (each with a private bath), a game room with a big screen 3D TV and pool table, a gourmet kitchen with Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances, a bar, laundry room, great room and dining room. The Master Suite has a spacious sitting room with a computer and TV. The Master Bath has 2 vanities, a full size tub and a huge shower with 2 rain shower heads and a handheld shower. Additionally, there is a wall mounted TV in the Master Bath, situated for perfect viewing while soaking in the tub. One of the downstairs bedrooms has an expansive double vanity and both an indoor and outdoor shower. All of the bedrooms in the house and cottage open onto a balcony or veranda.

The expansive Great Room and Dining Room flow seamlessly from one to another, bordered by the fully equipped gourmet kitchen. There is hardly a tool or appliance that you will find missing from this kitchen! Custom mahogany french doors border this room and can be opened onto the large veranda. In fact, both levels of the house have a large veranda, perfect for early morning coffee or watching the sun go down with a glass of wine!

The Main House is separated from the Cottage by a large pool deck complete with deck chairs and umbrellas. A covered outdoor dining area that seats 10 is flanked by an outdoor grill, ice maker, refrigerator and another TV if the beautiful view of the ocean and surrounding islands isn't enough! The enclosed storage area behind the outdoor dining contains pool floats that can be used in the arc-shaped pool with an infinity edge and separate waterfall feature. An outdoor shower and pool bath border the pool deck.

The Cottage has two bedrooms. The lower one has a small kitchen and living room area. Each bedroom has a private bath and balcony with lovely views.

All bedrooms contain telephones, TVs, clock radios that dock with iPhones, hair dryers, safes, robes, beach towels and bags, and of course, toiletries. Additionally, an iron and ironing board, as well as blow-up mattresses and a pack and play are available for use. Please let us know in advance if you would like to use any of these. There are cards, games, books and movies for our guests to enjoy while at La Pura Vida Villa.

The lush surrounding gardens complete the picture of La Pura Vida Villa. Doves flutter and hummingbirds flit about the property and if you're lucky, you might spot an iguana or mongoose down below on the hillside.

We truly hope our guests love and enjoy La Pura Vida Villa as much as we do, and care for it as if it were their own so that others can enjoy it for many years. Come enjoy La Pura Vida - 'The Pure Life'.

More Details

Property Manager
Diane Myers
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2017

About Diane Myers

Owners Tim and Diane Myers are native Texans who fell in love with the beauty and charm of the Virgin Islands years ago when they rented a sailboat and spent a week sailing in the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean. A few years and a few rentals later, they purchased their own sailboat and began spending almost every summer and holiday island-hopping in the Virgin Islands. Flash forward a few more years, and they decided that it wasn’t just enough to circle the beauty of St. John in a boat – they wanted to build a home there. From this came La Pura Vida Villa – a luxurious 5-bedroom home perched high on a hillside on St. John, with sweeping, breathtaking views of Tortola and other surrounding islands. A place to unwind and reconnect with nature and others. A place to make memories and experience “La Pura Vida” – “The Pure Life”.

What makes this villa unique

The unspoiled beauty of the island of St. John, over half of which is National Parkland, drew us to it. We knew the island would never be overdeveloped. We chose local Barefoot Architects to design the home and the meticulous Alex Brookes of Creative Builders to build it. Decorated by Houston-based interior decorators David Merryman and Karen Kramer, the house has a warm, comfortable and elegant feel with enhanced functionality.

Reviews

5/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

A luxurious family friendly getaway with breathtaking views, perfect for 2-12.
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
Houston, Texas
5

La Pura Vida Villa- Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

I just enjoyed my second trip to La Pura Vida and plan on many return trips. The house and patio are amazing

and the view is the best! The house has every amenity that you would ever want or need. I HIGHLY recommend this villa!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Luxurious Vacation & Incredible Views

  • 5 of 5

If you want to get away and relax in luxury with all the benefits then La Pura Vida Villa (The Pure Life) is for you! Recently went for 1 week for a girls vacation and we all were so pampered by this awesome villa that literally includes EVERYTHING you can imagine. Within walking distance to various coves to snorkel and hiking trails for the adventurous hiker. The infinity pool that overlooks the water is just amazing. Not enough words to describe the beauty of this wonderful property! Will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Katy, Texas
5

Amazing, incredible, fantastic!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time staying at La Pura Vida Villa! The owners and management company are wonderful to work with, and there are not enough nice words I can say about this stunning property and the INCREDIBLE views. They thought of everything at this house - it is so luxurious. I never wanted to leave! St. John is beautiful and so much fun, and we will definitely be coming back to La Pura Vida Villa.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind comments! We've put our heart and soul into La Pura Vida Villa with the hope that others will love and appreciate her as much as we do! Hope to have you back as visitors again someday!
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Map

Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Skinny Legs
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Skinny Legs
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Hansen Bay
Car: necessary

La Pura Vida Villa is located on the East End of the beautiful island of St. John. Away from the busier Cruz Bay (12 miles and 40 minutes to the west), La Pura Vida is a luxury retreat where one can truly relax and soak in the serenity and pristine beauty of the island of St. John. Must-sees or dos in the vicinity of the home are the artist community of Coral Bay, Vi's Snack Shack (the BEST garlic fried chicken on the planet), Skinny Legs Bar & Grill (live music on the weekends and Sloop Jones' studio (a local artist of international repute). Many hiking trails through the surrounding national parkland are nearby, some ending in the opportunity to explore the ruins of ancient sugar mills.

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Rates & Availability

East End Villa Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Booking Fee $35 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)
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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:
  • 4200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 3 Half Baths
  • Master bath - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Double vanity.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet
    Bathroom 7 - toilet
    Bathroom 8 - toilet
  • Large Master Bath with oversized tub, shower with two rainheads and a handheld shower. Two separate vanities. Lots of drawer and cabinet space. Large walk-in closet. Wall mounted TV.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master - 1 king , Spacious room with attached sitting room, private balcony.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Bedroom has private balcony with beautiful view.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Walk-in closet.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Private balcony with a great view!
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Bedroom has sitting room, kitchenette and private balcony.
  • Large Master Bedroom with King bed and attached large sitting area with TV and computer.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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