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String of Pearls---Romantic Beachfront Hideaway

Bedrooms 1
Space 768 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

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.

Keywords: House

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2017

About BJ

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

Why BJ chose Cruz Bay

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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.
Oct 2013
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Estate Chocolate Hole and Great Cruz Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 768 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1) Antique mahogany four poster
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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String of Pearls---Romantic Beachfront Hideaway
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 21 reviews

Everything you need to enjoy StJ

  • 5 of 5

Thank you to BJ for her beautiful slice of paradise. Perfect location, and all you need. Location is on Great Cruz Bay. We did not spend any time outside at the villa, other than once to walk down to the Westin. We much preferred spending time exploring the island, or downtown Cruz Bay.

We would stay here again

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Carolina

Stellar Honeymoon At String of Pearls

  • 5 of 5

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! :)

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Holland, Michigan USA

Your USVI couples get away comes true with this villa .

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Romantic hideaway close to all you need!

  • 5 of 5

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!!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy Retreat

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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