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WOW!! Romantic ocean front luxury, fabulous hot tub, pool, wi-fi internet

Larry and Peg Meyer

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights

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Larry and Peg Meyer

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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WOW!! Romantic ocean front luxury, fabulous hot tub, pool, wi-fi internet

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights


St. Croix Villa Rental Photos and Description

Stay an 8th day in low season for $195! PLEASE CHECK OUR CHILD RESTRICTIONS.

Bella Sera by the Sea -

The owners built this luxurious 6,000 square foot villa on scenic Grapetree Point after traveling throughout the Caribbean to virtually every island. Just up the hill from Bella Sera is the Contessa Nadia D'Navarro's spectacular castle, and, indeed, this quiet scenic locale, on the east end of this Virgin Island, is a well kept secret.

Bella Sera is lushly landscaped with palms and tropical flowers, wonderful scents complemented with the mesmerizing sound of the turquoise Caribbean waves rolling in below . Here you will spend languorous days relaxing in the plentiful shaded or sunny sitting areas, relaxing on softly cushioned furniture to accommodate your every mood.

The fabulous pool and grotto area with waterfalls is complemented with a water slide and large adult foam floats that transform the pool into an inviting play area or a peaceful haven for drifting away, listening to your favorite music on the professional outdoor sound system.

The days here slowly melt away until the sun gloriously sets. It is time to move to the hot tub or the movie size 80'' LCD TV with unlimited streaming movies.

For dinner, enjoy a tropical dinner in the comfortably furnished outdoor pavilion complete with wet bar, fridge and gas grill` overlooking the ocean front.

This is barefoot luxury at its very best.

THE POOL (you will be spoiled forever): The pool is luxuriously heated to 85 - 89 F. Enjoy your 'float therapy' with the comfy adult foam floats accompanied by your favorite music on the outdoor sound system. The rock waterfall in the shallow grotto sitting area cascades into the pool, creating a nice relaxing shaded area in the pool. Two bridges span the pool above and below, for easy access back and forth.

Our hot tub is spectacularly set at the edge of the cliff with the waves crashing in below.

For the children, we have a box full of pool toys and smaller floats, and a fabulous water slide ( see photo). There is a small shallow play area at the entry for non-swimming children, but most of the pool is 4- 5 feet deep.

No luxury pool is complete without a poolside bath, large shaded pavilion, granite and glass block wet bar, ice maker, gas grill, Margartitaville frozen drink maker, and fridge. What a great day!

THE BEDROOMS ( be lulled to sleep by the waves): Each bedroom has spectacular ocean views. Soft, comfy linens and mattresses throughout. Each lovely decorated bedroom is air conditioned with an en suite bathroom that is also a piece of art. The guest bedrooms each have large windows overlooking the ocean and feature a patio with lounge furniture. For additional children (7-8 people) we have two 16 inch elevated air beds with head board.

The spacious master bedroom is honeymoon style. Lace canopied king bed with a nice sitting area and a walkout balcony to the waves crashing in below. You will enjoy brilliantly starry and moon-lit nights on the balcony's double chaise lounge. And the bathroom is HUGE! A work of art with a deep jetted jacuzzi overlooking the Caribbean.

All the bedrooms have DISH TV and DVD. Each has an alarm clock with IPOD/IPhone docks and players.

THE KITCHEN - (a view for the gourmet chef)

Start with the stainless steel appliances: DeLonghi expresso/cappucino and coffee maker; SubZero Pro glass fridge and freezer; and,Wolf range, double oven, griddle and grill. Add to that every cookware item made by LeCreuset and you are set for a large gourmet feast or a quiet dinner for two.

THE TECHNOLOGY (you will be surprised): You will find all the tech comforts of home. High speed internet with ethernet or WI-FI connection throughout the villa or grounds. Each room has telephone and intercom connecting every area of this large villa.

**This is a GREEN villa. Yes, we have all the power consuming luxuries, but while you are pool floating and soaking up the sun's rays, the roof top is producing 8,000 watts of solar power. All our hot water is solar heated, as is the spa and pool. (with electric utility back-up).

**The solar system provides battery back-up power. If you have visited the Caribbean before, you know the power can go down at any time. Here at Bella Sera you will never know, because the electric moves seamlessly to the solar battery packs or generator.

For a fabulous 72 photos slide show of high quality photos of this amazing villa go to and click on the left top corner of the lead photo.

More Details
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Larry and Peg Meyer (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2015

About Larry and Peg Meyer

This is our most recent villa we built, and we previously built another ocean front villa next door. We retired to the island full time and are active in the island community as volunteers and supplement our income by renting our villas out to visitors. We love sharing our villas and the island with 'state siders'.

Larry and Peg Meyer purchased this villa in 2010

Why Larry and Peg Meyer chose St. Croix

It is absolutely gorgeous here, we have a love for the sea, and a love for the laid back island life style. the people are wonderful here, and the weather is almost always similarly wonderful.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for allowing us to enjoy your beautiful ocean front villa. The pictures on your website were incredible, but seeing it in person was truly amazing! Your decorations, furnishings and amenitiies are awesome as was our week vacation here in paradise!

In addition to swimming in your spectacular pool and sitting on the decks to enjoy the fantastic views and ocean breezes, we also took your advice and went deep sea fishing and snorkeling at the snorkel trail by Buck Island - great experiences both!

We definitley plan to return again, and we'll highly recommend renting your home to our family and friends.
Aug 2013
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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights
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WOW!! Romantic ocean front luxury, fabulous hot tub, pool, wi-fi internet
average rating of 5.0 based on 41 reviews

Luxury Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This property is just as beautiful as the pictures and website describe and made for a perfect vacation for my husband and I and our 21 year old daughter. The home detail and decor is spectacular, yet comfortable! The property owners went above and beyond to ensure we had the vacation we desired. We received emails prior to our visit suggesting air travel to St Croix, car rentals, things to do. We were able to get a great rental car discount as well. Arrangements were made for someone to meet us at the airport, help us get our rental car and take us by a grocery store on the way to the property. The property was clean and well maintained. The kitchen had more gadgets than our own kitchen! Food staples were available for us to use as needed. We were in touch with the owners during our stay and they were very responsive to our needs. We enjoyed simple meals "at home" as well as gourmet meals at Duggers and the Cultured Pelican nearby. Great burgers and weekend entertainment at Cheeseburger in Paradise too. As suggested by the owner, we took a snorkel/sailing trip to Buck Island on Llewellyn's passenger charter. Your board just down the street! There is also a casino right down the street (if you are in to that. . . . ) We lived in the gorgeous pool and hot tub, enjoying homemade strawberry margaritas every afternoon, compliments of the owners. We also enjoyed the darling "sugar birds" that came to a feeder each morning and the occasional iguana that appeared to check US out! We will definitely recommend this property to friends and family and look forward to vacationing here again.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you so much for your kind words and your offer to refer Bella Sera to others. We hope you can return soon! I know the iguanas and sugar birds will be awaiting your return!


  • 5 of 5

My family and I just spent a fantastic week at Bella Sera for Spring Break. The house had absolutely everything we needed and more for a relaxing week in St. Croix. The house is beautiful and in a great location, but we spent most of our time in the fabulous outdoor spaces. Our children loved the pool and waterslide, and breakfast on the patio with the "sugar birds". It was so relaxing to sit in the hot tub in the evenings , and the outdoor bar and sound system was so convenient. So much better than a resort! The owners were very responsive to questions and provided great recommendations for car rentals, activities, restaurants, and groceries.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Tracy. It is a magical place for children and families for a week, and so glad you enjoyed your seaside vacation. Return soon!

A Luxurious Italian Villa on the Carribean

  • 5 of 5

A luxurious home in an idyllic location. I don't think it gets any better!

Bella Sera is an outstandingly beautiful place -- an Italian palazzo overlooking the Caribbean! The outdoor spaces are filled with comfortable furniture, including a large dinner table. The weather was so perfect we rarely went inside. The view is magnificent and the warm breezes beguile you to linger longer. Every inch of this home was designed with attention to detail and comfort.

Unlike so many vacation homes, the pool is deep and large enough to swim laps. And the spa overlooking the ocean was a great place to relax. The evenings were so pleasant (no biting insects), and the lounges so comfortable, that my 20-something son slept outside every night!

The owner was responsive to all our questions. The entire experience was memorable.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you so much for your kind words. We love to share Bella Sera when we are not in residence ourselves and hearing how much you enjoyed it is a wonderful bonus for us!! Please return again soon!

Seaside Splendor

  • 5 of 5

Everything about Bella Sera that is described in the overview of the property is as advertised....absolutely spectacular location and sweeping views, fantastic outdoor living spaces and incredible, fun pool and spa, well-appointed kitchen, and comfortable living areas. Gracious hosts who take great care to ensure our enjoyment of their home and the Island. Relaxation is the best activity at this seaside retreat. Try the new restaurant, Zion Modern Kitchen in Christianstead...lovely ambience and great cocktails and menu. If you enjoy sailing, book a trip with Belinda Charters, with Captain Dee and her mate providing a great experience of St. Croix from the sea. Looking forward to a return trip.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So many people who stay agree with you - "relaxation if the best activity at this seaside retreat!" A lot of people cancel their scheduled activities and never leave Bella Sera. Because you have stayed frequently on the island ( we rented a different villa to you 10 years ago) we know you have many villas to compare us to. Thank you so much and please return soon!

INCREDIBLE Felt like movie stars; Romantic/relaxed

  • 5 of 5

Completely "wowed" with our experience and stay at Bella Sera. First: hosts Larry/Peg were so incredibly gracious-from providing vacation info & personally picking us up at the airport to being available by phone anytime during our stay. Property is very clean & beautifully maintained. Views are spectacular from anywhere in the house! We wanted quiet, relaxed & romantic and got it! Doesn't matter if you are a sun or shade lover, there are plenty of cozy lounges for both. We enjoyed stargazing in the comfy 2-person lounge off the master bedroom. Giggled and gawked at the silly "sugar birds" every morning! Cooked in every night and was glad to do so in the finest kitchen around. Although just the two of us, a family of 6 would be very comfortable & each still would be able to find a place of solitude. We enjoyed renting a Jeep from Skyline Car Rentals (Erica was fantastic) & tooling around with the top off enjoying the island's many beaches. Also quite happy staying in, enjoying the pool, frozen cocktails (made from fancy machine) & favorite music on surround sound. We actually watched a few movies on the fabulous TV system (we never find time at home!) We were also quite thankful for the peaceful atmosphere and indoor chapel. I suggest renting now before all the movie stars get wind of this magnificent property!

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you for such beautiful words , which describes our day when we ourselves are enjoying Bella Sera. Actually I have rented to one Hollywood actress, but Bradd Pitt and Robert Redford have not shown up yet and I think I like renting to you guys more anyway!! Return soon!!

An Amazing Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Bella Sera was just as beautiful as when we vacationed there last January. And we would come back next January if the opportunity presents itself. The pool is so relaxing and clean. The verandas are picture perfect places to sun oneself, read or just enjoy the view. The kitchen was large enough to handle all our culinary needs and the bedroom was a slice of heaven. Day or night, Bella Sera is a delight.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love having repeat visitors!! And visitors who love Bella Sera as much as we do!! Thank you!


Cane Bay
Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve
Cruzan Rum Factory
Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Rohlsen International St. Croix Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Divi Carina or Good Spirits or Duggans Reef
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Divi Carina Bay Resort
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
GrapeTree Beach and Divi Resort Beach
Car: recommended

Located on the ocean front in the exclusive southeast area of St. Croix Island. Ocean crashes in on the rocks below. Easy access to lovely Grapetree Beach a short distance away and one half mile to the beach at Divi Carina Bay Resort and Casino.


Rates & Availability

From $570 Per night

St. Croix Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
1 BR rate(+$143/day all 3 BRs)
Apr 10 2015 - Dec 19 2015
6 night minimum stay
Christmas /NewYears 2015/2016
Dec 20 2015 - Jan 7 2016
7 night minimum stay
1 BR rate(+$143/day all 3 BRs)
Jan 8 2016 - Mar 25 2016
6 night minimum stay
Easter 2016
Mar 26 2016 - Apr 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
1 BR rate(+$143/day all 3 BRs)
Apr 2 2016 - Dec 21 2016
6 night minimum stay
Christmas /NewYears 2016/2017
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
1 BR rate(+$143/day all 3 BRs
Jan 7 2017 - Apr 14 2017
6 night minimum stay
Easter 2017
Apr 15 2017 - Apr 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59.00
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes as low as $648 daily . Add a day for only $195!
Please - we do not accept toddlers and children less than seven years old for safety and liability reasons.

Thank you for your understanding on these reasonable age limits.

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St. Croix Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , off of living room
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , pool bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , mini-fridge , DVD, DISH TV, microwave, IPod/IPhone dock/play
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , DVD, DISH TV, IPod/IPhone dock/player and alrm clock
    Bedroom 3 (convertible to 1 king or 2 twins) - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , This bedroom can be a king OR two twins, DVD, DISH TV
  • All bedrooms very comfortably furnished. The two twins (king convertible) are ideal for children although we have a minimum age of 7. Each bedroom has an alarm clock an IPod / Iphone/ Ipad player and dock for charging. If you have more than 6 people, we can accommodate two children willing to use the 16 inch elevated air beds with headboard. See
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Infants (under 14 months) and Children 7 years and above are welcome. (no toddlers)

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