ST. JOHN PRIVATE BEACH FRONT VILLA INSIDE USVI NATIONAL PARK

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ST. JOHN PRIVATE BEACH FRONT VILLA INSIDE USVI NATIONAL PARK

Hawksnest Bay Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Gibney's Beach front villa is located 2.5 miles from Cruz Bay inside USVI National Park on 2 acre property.

Botanical garden with tropical fruit trees from around the world. Three coral reefs located in Hawksnest Bay. World renown Rockefeller Caneel Resort within walking distance.

Property has been a provisioning ground for over 250 years and is part of estate Dennis Bay.

5 star chefs available for in home dining. Provisioning and catering is available as well as private massages. Wedding ceremonies and private parties can be arranged. A rental powerboat can be moored in bay. Above mentioned amenities are all upon request not included in rental fee.

Beach sunset is a must see!!

Keywords: Cottage/Villa

Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Owner
Advertiser since 2007
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
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4.4
based on 7 traveler reviews

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St. John Private Beach Front Villa Inside USVI National Park
average rating of 4.428571 based on 7 reviews
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St. John Private Beach Front Villa Inside USVI National Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p149738vb
(340) 643-2936
Hawksnest Bay St John
GA
5

50th Birthday at Gibney Beach

  • 5 of 5
My husband planned this 50th bday trip for me and from the moment we arrived to the minute we left everything was perfect. We have been to St John 6 or 7 times and this location was by far the best!!! The cottage was charming, accommodating and right on the private beach. Our host, Terri was so helpful. She helped us with dinner reservations and joined us as well one evening. It was nice having the owner close by and getting to know the history of the property. We had everything we needed to make the week enjoyable from fresh fruit picked on the property by Israel to paddle boards and kayaks. One of the best features of the location was the ability to snorkel from the shore on one of the most beautiful beaches in St John! We would certainly stay again! Thanks Terri for a wonderful vacation!!!!
  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
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St. John Private Beach Front Villa Inside USVI National Park
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(340) 643-2936
Hawksnest Bay St John
NC
5

Best Honeymoon Ever

  • 5 of 5
As much as I would love to keep this gem a secret, I promised Terri I would write a review! From the point I reached out through email to reserve until the moment we left, Terri and her family welcomed us to their estate. As other people have noted, she respects your privacy, but is also there to provide suggestions for any plans you'd like to make! Terri's cottage is right through the garden and although the beach and garden cottage are close to each other, we felt as if we were in our own personal paradise! We even took moonlit showers outdoors at night under a full moon!

Isreal brought us coconuts and fresh fruit to enjoy on the beach and the grounds are stunning. The beach is amazing. It was my husbands first trip to the island and he kept asking me to take him to other beaches because he wanted to see the island. Each time we arrived at a new beach, fifteen mintues later he would say 'OK, let's go back to Hawksnest!' To put it in perspective, we booked a snorkel trip that would take us to Soggy Dollar and Foxy's. As we were approaching the cove of Hawksnest from the channel, I grabbed my camera to take a picture from the boat, looking back at our cottage. The boat turned sharply and dropped us off in Hawksnest cove to snorkel over by Mermaid's Chair! The beach and snorkeling are THAT good!

My husband and I travel for work often and prefer to rent condos/homes when we vacation. We don't need someone to fold our towels or pick up after us. If you need that, this is not the place for you. If you want to live like a local in paradise and have a private beach steps from your bed, this is your place! We constantly reflect on our time there and often say to ourselves we had the best honeymoon ever and can't wait to return!
  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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St. John Private Beach Front Villa Inside USVI National Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p149738vb
(340) 643-2936
Hawksnest Bay St John
Alabama
5

Glorious!

  • 5 of 5
We cannot thank Teri enough for sharing her cottage, beach, and knowledge of St John! The pictures of the property don't do it justice--it is even more amazing than we expected! The Beach Cottage was absolutely perfect-impeccably clean, well-stocked, and inviting. The surrounding gardens were lush and beautiful, and Israel, the groundskeeper, kept us stocked with fresh bananas from their trees and herbs for us to cook with.

And the beach...words cannot express how peaceful and beautiful the beach is! The only thing that could have possibly coaxed us out of the relaxing lounge chairs was the crystal-clear, cool, turquoise water! We enjoyed every second of our beach time! We brought home not only beautiful photos and a New Year's tan, but also memories and stories of a sea turtle joining us as we kayaked and gorgeous tropical fish sightings when snorkeling right off the shore.

There are too many trails on the island to count, so if you get motivated enough to leave the property during daylight hours, all the adventure you want is all around you!

Teri was the perfect hostess, securing dinner reservations for us (La Tapa is a must during your stay), providing recommendations for excursions (that we didn't take because we were way too happy right where we were!), and sharing stories of her life on the island. When we return to Gibney Beach, which we will definitely do, we look forward to seeing her again as much as staying at her lovely property!
  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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St. John Private Beach Front Villa Inside USVI National Park
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(340) 643-2936
Hawksnest Bay St John
Hartly, De
5

Melanie (Delaware)

  • 5 of 5
I have been to St. John three times, Gibney Beach Cottage is the paradise I have always dreamed of. The cottage is absolutely the most charming well stocked villa with everything you could ever need. The beach is your front yard with sun, shade, chairs to lounge, rafts to float, and a kayak.... the garden behind the cottage was the most serene place to spend time with your thoughts or your loved ones, Isreal keeps the grounds in immaculate condition, he cut us fresh coconut from a tree in the garden, that was the freshest coconut I have ever had.....what more could anyboby ask for. Going into Cruz Bay is a short drive for groceries, shopping, and dinner. I would highly recommend La Tapa for a wonderful dinner experience. Then for lunch or a drink I recommend Skinny's in Coral Bay.
I can't thank Terri enough for sharing her paradise with us. She was there if we needed her for anything and she respected our privacy, however I enjoyed spending time talking with Terri about St John and our life adventures. I am going to return to St. John in March 2013 and yes I will be staying at Gibney Beach Cottage. This will be my paradise every time I return to St. John.
Terri, thank you so much....
  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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St. John Private Beach Front Villa Inside USVI National Park
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(340) 643-2936
Hawksnest Bay St John
Hope, Maine
5

AMAZING HOME! AMAZING LOCATION! AMAZING VACATION!

  • 5 of 5
We just returned from the most wonderful, relaxing vacation at the Gibney Beach Cottage. Contrary to what the previous reviewer wrote, we found the cottage to be spotless when we arrived. It is beautifully decorated and everything you need is in the cottage. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you might need to cook a gourmet meal. There are towels galore so when one gets sandy and wet, you can switch to a new one. An outdoor shower is a bonus to wash off the salty water. The king size bed is obviously of excellent quality and very comfy. You feel like you are in your own private Shangri-la yet you are only 3 miles from Cruz Bay with it's many fine restaurants and shops.
You are literally steps away from Hawknest Bay and the beach. The view from the front porch is stunningly gorgeous and it was the place we ate all of our meals. We started each day with a dip in the turquoise sea, ate breakfast and then swam some more. The beach is very quiet with limited parking for the public so we felt like we had it to ourselves most of the time. It was very private and serene. Behind the cottage is a beautiful tropical garden planted by the owner's late husband. We enjoyed walking around it and and identifying plants not grown in our home state of Maine. The garden also creates a green buffer between you and the rest of the world. There is also great snorkeling here, beach chairs, hammock and even a couple of kayaks.
Terri, the owner, lives on site and is very helpful with suggestions for things to do, places to eat. She's a local and knows her stuff. She is very respectful of your privacy yet was there when we needed her to answer any questions. She brought us fruits grown in her garden and surprised us with a welcoming basket of goodies when we arrived. We fell in love with this lady and felt like we have made a life long friend.
So much to do on St. John yet we found ourselves very content to stay put for much of our vacation because we found the best place on the island was right there at Gibney Beach. We will return again and again as long as this place is available to rent. I unequivocally recommend staying here for the vacation of a lifetime. This is a rare find on St John and so worth the price paid. You will not be disappointed.
  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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St. John Private Beach Front Villa Inside USVI National Park
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(340) 643-2936
Hawksnest Bay St John
United states
1

Stay on Property in St John

  • 1 of 5
I stayed on this property and it was filthy and looked much better on line than it did in person. It was a huge disappointment. My friends stayed upstairs and the mattress was disgusting. Have pictures....
  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This comes to total shock, as I have been renting my villas for more than 10 years and have never ever had a complaint let alone something to this extent. I have repeat Guests who have stayed with us here at Gibney beach for 8 years in a row. The Villas are very well up kept and change the mattresses every year. Our rentals are cleaned weekly and when there are Guests staying in them there is always a mid week cleaning. Our property and Villas are meticulous. Although I know it is impossible to make very single Guest 100% happy I have never had a problem or any negative feedback in the past 10 years of business. I can support all that I say and how the Villas are ran and their up keep because I live on the same property, manage them my self and over see all workers daily. If there was ever a problem I expect to be notified on the spot or very soon after to have the situation addressed and taken care of asap, not 10 Months after. I go above and beyond for my Guests assuring to make their stay the best ever!!!

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Hawksnest Bay Cottage Rental Rates

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  • $4000-$6000/wk
  • US Dollars
  • High season: Dec 15- Easter week .. $6000/week
  • Low season: after Easter- Dec 15 .. $4000/week
  • Christmas,New Years and Presidents week are subject to an additional $1000/week

Amenities

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Hawksnest Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Air Conditioning
  • Telephone
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Catering Available
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • CD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • miniature golf
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • parasailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • basketball court
Notes:
Kayaks, Botanical garden with grapefruit trees from around the world, Three Coral Reefs inside the bay.

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