|Minimum Stay||3 - 5 nights|
Private and romantic beachfront house in upscale Great Cruz Bay neighborhood. Walk along the beach to the world class Westin Resort with restaurants and all water sport amenities. House is beautifully appointed with French tile roof and coral stone floors. Private hot tub on deck and hammock on beach.
I have lived on St. John for thirty years, having sailed here as a youngster on a classic ocean racer. String of Pearls is the cottage I built on my dream property, beachfront land just one house away from the Westin. I love the water and could spend all my time sitting on the beach or sailing, dinghying, windsurfing or kayaking! But I'm a full time real estate broker and am about to build an energy-neutral, 'green' house that will be another great rental! Look forward to Moonlight Serenade.
BJ purchased this house in 2002
Great Cruz Bay is an elegant neighborhood, mostly of vacation rentals. To own a home on the beach almost adjacent to the Westin Resort with all its amenities is a dream come true. I designed the house to be the perfect romantic hideaway for a couple. When I'm at String of Pearls, I can just walk down the beach to great restaurants, a health club, watersports and shopping. Being just a five minute drive from Cruz Bay, the island's main port of entry is incredibly convenient, too. Ten minutes and I'm at a world class National Park beach.
Wonderful time on the island!!! SOP is awesome and we will be sure to recommend to friends and family. Cannot wait to return and stay here or one of your other properties.
String of Pearls was absolutely perfect for our honeymoon!! Both my husband and I had been to St. John before so we really appreciated all of the great benefits that this property provided. The view was amazing, and the location couldn't have been better! We were secluded but still close to everything we wanted to do. So many great attractions are within a 10 minute drive! Perfect size for the two of us, very well maintained and decorated, and the hot tub and hammock were great! BJ is such a sweet host! She never bothered us, but made sure that we were well taken care of during our stay. We ran into a couple of issues with the water in the house because of a drought on the island (by the way, everyone on the island was having issues with the drought, please keep in mind), however BJ went above and beyond to continue to make our stay as enjoyable as possible! We're both so appreciative of the hospitality; everything was truly wonderful! We hope to be back soon! We hated to leave! :)
WONDEFUL !!!!! BJ is the wonderful host, we met some wonderful friends during Easter Brunch. The location is great, right on the bay. We snorkeled everyday, including Honeymoon, Maho (best for sea turtles, stingray and nurse sharks), Little Lamshure and Cinnamon. We used the kayak, that is provided with the villa rental, a morning right out the front door of the villa. Perfect for a couple on a spring break get away. 3 minutes from Cruz Bay and the activity. We suggest a day trip to Virgin Gorda BVI / The Baths (don't forget the passports). You can catch the ferry right out of Cruz Bay. Wonderful rejuvenating trip for us!
My husband and I were fortunate to stumble onto this site and find this listing for String of Pearls when searching for the perfect spot to spend our honeymoon. We had no idea just how amazingly perfect it was going to be when we booked it but the second we walked in the door, we felt like the luckiest two people on the island. The villa is gorgeous and beautifully maintained and BJ and her staff are as warm and accommodating as can be. We loved every moment we were there and can't wait to make a return trip very soon!!
I've been putting off writing a review for String of Pearls because it's my husband's and my little secret and we don't want anyone to know about it, but I guess it's time to come clean. It's small and cozy with all the conveniences you need and we just love the location; next to The Westin. We have visited SOP now two years in a row and we'll probably be back again.
My husband and I stayed at String Of Pearls for 10 wonderful days and did not want to leave. The villa is so very beautiful, open and inviting. We enjoyed the hot tub on our first night at SOP - Great. The bed is incredible comfortable. So comfortable, I asked BJ how I could get one for myself! The kitchen was fully stocked with off the items we needed. The bathroom was a great size and the washer and dryer made our stay so much easier. There is plenty of space and the open consept it perfect for two people to enjoy. We are planning a trip to return next year and I hope years after that. We love SOP so much my husband offered to buy it!
We also enjoyed the kayak, the sandy beach, and the total relaxation experience.
Truly we did not want to leave. Thank you B.J. for everything.
My husband and I stayed at String of Pearls for 1 week in February of 2014. We opened the door and entered to hear beautiful music playing on the TV what a wonderful welcoming to a week full of new adventures on our favorite island of St John. The house was immaculate and had everything you could possibly need including your own kayak. We opened the refrigerator and what a surprise to see fresh fruit, cheese, crackers, chocolates, juice surrounded by beautiful fresh flowers! The kitchen is fully equipped and the downstairs patio has a gas grill. The location is right next to The Westin and we walked down the beach and took advantage of their restaurants and deli. There is a washer and dryer which makes it so nice for beach towels and wet bathing suits. Wifi is important for us to stay in touch with family and they had excellent service at no charge. The hot tub on the deck was wonderful too!
The house is literally on the beach. At night we would sit out there, light the torches and listen to the waves with a tropical drink in hand. We would definitely return to String of Pearls! Also, the property managers are wonderful to deal with. Love, love, love this beautiful little beach front house! PS: It's only a 5 minute drive into Cruz Bay.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Dec 15 2016 - Apr 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Damage Protection Waiver||$40|
|TAP fee (per day)||$1|
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Rates quoted here do not include some additional fees, so please call for an accurate total.
Guests will pay a 50% deposit at the time of booking. The remaining balance, taxes, and fees are due 30 days prior to arrival.