SAVE 10% - 8/30-9/27! PALM VILLA, PANORAMIC VIEWS, PRIVATE, POOL, AIR, SUNSETS!

Webb and Judy Moniz

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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4 Bdrms, 4 Baths, Pool, A/C

The land Palm Villa is built on was considered the best site available on the west end of St John when this home was built. It’s well back from the road in a private and quiet spot and the views are really exceptional. More than a dozen islands lie below you, stretching from St. Thomas in the foreground to Culebra and Puerto Rico on the far distant horizon. The dramatic evening sunsets are absolutely dazzling and the ever changing daytime views make it difficult to leave Palm to hit the famous beaches. At night the show doesn’t end for the twinkling lights of distant islands create quite a beautiful nighttime scene.

Palm Villa’s design plan follows the time honored Caribbean traditions, with hip roofs, beamed cathedral ceilings, terra cotta tiled floors, spacious outdoor living areas, 12 foot arched windows and doors, abundant tropical landscaping and the generous use of mahogany and tropical hardwoods. Palm includes 3500 sq/ft of living space and all of the living areas are on one level, except for the loft bedroom. For persons who are adverse to stairs, Palm is an exception on an island where most homes are built on multiple levels.

The four bedrooms are located in four separate buildings, providing excellent privacy for multiple couples and families. The east master bedroom suite (king bed) includes a/c, satellite TV/DVD, tiled bath with shower, and an adjoining sitting room. The master poolside bedroom and the guest poolside bedroom (queen beds) both have a/c, satellite TV/DVD, water views, tiled baths and garden showers and both open to the pool deck. The loft bedroom (twin beds - no a/c) with a tiled bath and shower is the only room on the second level and is accessed by interior stairs from the great room.

The great room contains the, dining, kitchen and living areas, all of which open to the large tiled deck. The living room takes advantage of the striking views and is equipped with satellite TV/DVD, stereo/CD, and broadband internet. The mahogany, granite and stainless steel kitchen was completely remodeled in 2008 and is now a modern classic. A separate laundry room with washer/dryer is located off the kitchen and a gas barbeque grill is on the deck

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Suitability:
  • children welcome

Webb and Judy Moniz

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When we were looking to buy a home on St. John we wanted a house with a magnificent view, but we also wanted to be reasonably close to Cruz Bay. Our realtor suggested that we look at homes on Gift Hill, the tallest hill that towers over the western end of St. John. The first time we viewed Palm Villa we opened the front door, walked onto the deck and were simply in awe, for we were looking at the most magnificent view we had encountered on St. John. It was a beautiful day and we could see El Yunque and Toro Negro, the 3500’ high mountains in the rain forests of Puerto Rico, more than 80 miles distant. The next day we came back at sunset and were treated to one of the most beautiful light and color shows we had ever seen. We quickly realized that we had gotten lucky and had found one of the most breathtaking views and desirable locations on the island, so we bought it. That was more than 20 years ago and the view is still absolutely spectacular and you can still see El Yunque, way, way off in the distance. The many islands seem to float on a sea that changes colors throughout the day – from cobalt blue, to turquoise, to silver, ink blue, red/yellow and then black. And the sunsets are still absolutely stunning; they’re the best on the island and you don’t want to miss a single one. A glorious sunset is such a wonderful and memorable way to end a pleasant day on the island. Palm Villa is also quite private, and peaceful. The land in front of our house drops off steeply so there are no homes in front of you on Gift Hill. The villa behind is a good distance away, and the neighbors on the sides are hidden by tropical vegetation. For the sun worshippers, there’s enough privacy for a full body, “no tan lines,” tan, and the sun paints the deck from 9 am to sunset. Despite the feeling of remoteness at Palm, this is a convenient location that is a scenic10-minute drive into the groceries, dining and nightlife in Cruz Bay.

Palm Villa was part of a five home subdivision built by a local developer in the late 1980’s. Because Palm had the best site on Gift Hill it was the developer’s favorite home and he decided to keep it for himself, so he loaded it up with expensive extras, including higher quality furnishing and accessories, and a 4th bedroom master suite with a small sitting room and a larger bath. As we mentioned above, the first time we saw Palm we were completely overwhelmed by its outstanding location, and the same is true today. Back when we purchased Palm in the early 1990s there were many first-rate home sites available, but Palm had the best site then, and it still does today. In time, we did miss being close to the water, so a few years later we also bought a home on the water in Hart Bay named Ilios, which we also rent. But we never considered selling Palm Villa; it’s just too unique and we couldn’t live without those magical sunsets and the “far as the eye can see” panoramic views. If you ask us which villa we favor the answer is always the same – the one we’re in at the moment. We love both homes and we love to share them with our guests.

A couple of other features distinguish Palm. On an island of mostly two and three story homes, Palm is all built on one level, except for the loft bedroom. The bedrooms are also located for maximum privacy, with the master on the east end of the villa and the guest bedrooms on the west end. We’ve hosted a lot of families at Palm, but our guest books also indicate that a lot of couples have chosen Palm. Judging from the comments we’ve read through the years, we’re not the only ones fascinated with this home and its unique location and views. We sincerely hope you enjoy our home as much as we have.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
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Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles

Gift Hill is the tallest hill that overlooks Cruz Bay and the west end of St. John. Palm Villa occupies one of the finest sites on Gift Hill, with stunning south and west facing views of the Caribbean and the Virgin Islands. It is about a 10 minute drive into Cruz Bay and a 15 minute drive to the National Park beaches on the north shore

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Gift Hill Villa Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Off Season (2 person rate)
Jul 14 2014 - Dec 12 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,275
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest
 
In Season (2-4 person rate)
Dec 13 2014 - Dec 19 2014
7 night minimum stay
$3,850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $60 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Years
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
$5,460
 
 
In Season (2-4 person rate)
Jan 4 2015 - Apr 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $60 per night, per additional guest

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Notes WEEKLY RENTAL RATES BASED ON # 0F PEOPLE PER SEASON:

IN SEASON: Dec 13, 2014 - April 10, 2015
$3850/wk for 2-4, $4270/wk for 5-6, $4550/wk for 7-8
CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARS: $5460/wk for 2-8 guests
OFF SEASON: April 12, 2014 - Dec 12, 2014
$2275/wk for 2 guests, $2555/wk for 3-4, $2800/wk for 5-6, $3115/wk for 7-8
THANKSGIVING: Off Season rates apply
10% Hotel Tax/5% Service Charge
$500 Damage Deposit

50% due within 7 days of booking, Final payment due 60 days prior to arrival. Final payment for Christmas/New Years reservations is due 120 days prior to arrival.

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Amenities

Amenities

Gift Hill Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master suite, a/c, TV/DVD
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Master poolside bdrm, a/c, TV/DVD
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Poolside guest bdrm, a/c, TV/DVD
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Loft bdrm
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Music Library
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • boating
  • shopping
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snorkeling
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • wind-surfing
  • sailing
  • jet skiing
Notes:
The home includes beach towels, beach chairs and a cooler.
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