PANORAMIC VIEWS OF THE SEA , THE STARS, AND 13 ISLANDS

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
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PANORAMIC VIEWS OF THE SEA , THE STARS, AND 13 ISLANDS

Gift Hill Villa Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms and 5 bath, sleeps 8

The blending of a Mediterranean style villa with local Caribbean detailing has created an inviting and relaxing, private island retreat. The open floor plan and indoor and outdoor living areas allow guests to experience the best of the Caribbean... Warm sun, cool breezes, and the shooting stars at night.

There is a 16 foot high native stone wall provides complete privacy for guests in the pool and while sunbathing . The great room , patios , and en-suite bedrooms all experience the breathtaking ocean views.

Bethany plantation: Starstruck is perched on gifft hill , which in 18Th century st john was farmed with sugar came. Now over 100 acres of land between starstruck and the Moravian church which was known as Bethany plantation.

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
owner (Property Manager)
Advertiser since 2010
Speaks english

About owner

I built this home for my personal residence

having grown up on st john after my parents sailed here from Rhode Island in 1967

owner purchased this villa in 2005

Why owner chose Gift Hill

the view and privacy

relaxing in true plantation style surroundings

What makes this villa unique

quiet , with over 100 acres of open space around the villa

Guestbook comments from the manager

Starstruck Day and Night"

My wife, teenage daughter with friend, and I spent a week at "Starstruck" for our first visit to St. John. The accommodations, view and privacy left nothing to be desired. The location lent itself to convenient downtown access for shopping and night life while also being a perfect launching point for excursions to the island's back-side. Lounging by the pool for an afternoon grilling, using the Jacuzzi for an aqua massage or taking in the untainted night sky from the stone patio or terrace very quickly became our regimen. ___
Jul 2010
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Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
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Reviews

Reviews

5
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Gift Hill St John
Washington, DC
5

The photos don't do this gorgeous villa justice!

The photos don't do this gorgeous villa justice!
  • 5 of 5
My husband and I just returned from our 6th trip to St. John, and are thrilled we picked a new house to stay in this year. We traveled in a group of 8, and Starstruck was the perfect size and layout for 2 couples and 4 singles with four equally laid-out queen bedrooms, each with the same view and an en suite bathroom that includes double sinks (no battling over the rooms, whatsoever). Our views from Starstruck were incredible -- we stood on the balconies in the evenings, looking out on Cruz Bay towards St. Thomas as the sun set in the distance. As we told the property manager, Denise, the photos online do not do Starstruck justice (the views are the best we've had in all of our years staying on St. John)! Starstruck has a big dining table and kitchen to accommodate a group of our size, a lovely private pool, a hot tub looking out over Cruz Bay, plenty of outdoor patio dining tables in the front and back of the house, and beach towels, chairs, and snorkel gear available for guest use. While our stays on St. John are usually seamless, we had a bit of a crisis one morning with our house's safe battery dying while all of our passports and money were trapped inside when we were supposed to be heading out on a BVI cruise. Denise answered our panicked calls at 6 in the morning and came through with a maintenance man who was able to get into the safe and retrieve our items before the morning was over. She even helped to rebook us on a private charter to the BVI the next day and covered the extra costs for our troubles. She was exceptional in her service and is an asset to the management of Starstruck. The owner, Jay, is also easily accessible, friendly, and a pleasure to coordinate with when we were planning our trip. We would stay here again in a heartbeat, and gladly recommend it to anyone looking for breathtaking views, proximity to Cruz Bay and the western beaches, and higher-end accommodations for a surprisingly affordable price. Thank you Denise and Jay for another memorable week on our favorite island!
  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I'm really happy you enjoyed starstruck
5 years of hard work!!
Jay
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5

Everything we hoped for and more!

  • 5 of 5
We had a spectacular stay at Starstruck. The home layout and amenities are true to the listing and pictures online. We loved being close enough to Cruz Bay to get "in town" and yet feeling away from it all when we were at Starstruck. The home was immaculate when we arrived. The owner, Jay, was a pleasure to deal with as was his on island property manager Denise. The house is perfect for a family or several couples. We were there with our three college age children. We used the pool everyday and enjoyed beautiful sunsets from the back porch each evening. Everything we needed was at our fingertips. . . beach chairs, coolers, snorkel gear, and an incredibly well equipped kitchen. We would go back in a heart beat and rent from Jay any time.
  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Five star

  • 5 of 5
Starstruck is simply a perfect villa, location. This trip my son and daughter-in-law went with Renee and myself. They were in awe of the entire experience.
The villa has no wants or additional needs. We are avid hikers and each morning we would drive to any of the trails, eat lunch, then enjoy the rest of the day at the villa. The pool is excellent as well as all amenities. We do tend to spend much time around east end as we love all the trails. Skinny's, tourist trap(lobster wraps), shipwreck great lunches. Dinner- Morgan's Mango, Lime Inn, Rhumbline, and my wife's favorite, a nite at home enjoying the villa with Ronnis's pizza! Dave McCann
  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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5

Simply perfect

  • 5 of 5
Our stay at Starstruck was simply perfect. The home is stunning, clean, and well appointed. It's also perfectly situated to get anywhere on the island. We visited Maho Bay and Saltwater Pond using the beach chairs, coolers, and sand toys available at the house. We did yoga on the bottom porch overlooking Pillsbury Sound and listening to the breeze rustle the tropical leaves. The kids loved the pool and rafts. And we ate breakfast dinner almost every day outside on the upper porch. We loved the layout of the house. We had six adults, two children and a baby using all four bedrooms. I really appreciated how quiet the house was so the baby could take naps and go to bed earlier than everyone else without worrying about noise. We would definitely love to return someday.
  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm always happy when my guests appreciate the
Results after building for 5 years!
Its worth all the effort
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Gift Hill St John
5

Love this place!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed here last year and are staying again in a few months. It's a perfect location for Cruz and Coral Bay access. Sunsets are stunning. We always raced home to be sure we were there for it every night-no happy hours at The Beach Bar, Gifft Hill has the best views! We've also stayed at Skyway, which we also love. In my opinion, the appeal to Starstruck however is for families with little ones. We liked having them in bedrooms with only interior access as well as no direct access to pool which his hard to find on STJ. Both are fantastic homes-just a matter of who you are traveling with!
Jay and Denise are a pleasure to work with...book it!
  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Gift Hill St John
Virginia
5

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5
Great house! Everything was great. Jay was great to deal with in getting the house rented and Denise was very helpful when we arrived!
Well constructed house and nice amenities!
Highly recommended!
  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Map

Car: necessary

9 Min to Cruz Bay at the Highest Westerly Point on St John

Overlooking great Cruz bay to the southwest and st Thomas

And over 13 islands to the west

Other Activities: Boating, Basketball Court, Shopping, Kayaking, Wildlife Viewing, Horseshoes, Parasailing, Health/Beauty Spa

Photos

Photos

Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Gift Hill Villa Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%

Notes

  • 3500-7500
  • off season til 11/19/13and11/27/13to12/17/13and4/13/14to11/18/14and11/26/13to12/16/13 as follows:
    3500/1-2pp(1br) 4500/ 3-4pp(2br)/5000/ 5-6pp(3br6000/ 7-8pp(4br);
    12/18/14 to 1/8/14 9500 (1-8 guests) 2-16-14 to 2-23-14 presidents week in season rates apply •••••• 11/20/13 to 11/26/13 thanksgiving6000;
    In season 1/8/14 to 4/13/14 4000 1-2pp (1br) 45003-4pp (2br) 5000 5-6pp) 3br 6000 7-8 pp (4br) 10 % vi hotel tax additional
  • 3500-7500

Amenities

Amenities

Gift Hill Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2996 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Family
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Wood Deck
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • reefs
  • ruins
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • beachcombing
  • sight seeing
  • eco tourism
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • basketball court
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • snorkeling
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • paragliding
Notes:
Beach View, Mountain View, Ocean View, Water View. St John is a destination for hikers seeking to explore the rugged beauty of the many national park trails.

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