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St. John Private Beach Front Villa Inside USVI National Park

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

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

More Details

Teri Gibney
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2017


Central Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1) small child can sleep in futon mattress that can be brought to Villa upon request.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Kayaks, Botanical garden with grapefruit trees from around the world, Three Coral Reefs inside the bay.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

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St. John Private Beach Front Villa Inside USVI National Park
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 12 reviews
Tampa, Fl.

30th Anniversary (surprise 19 day Journey)....5 locations....each one, a surprise.....

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I travel and stay at VRBO's each year , all over. My wife and I stayed at Gibney beach cottage. I could describe this beautiful place in a thousand words, but I will be brief: beautiful in all the senses, charming, cozy, romantic, quiet, inviting, magical, clean, colorful, a dream come true, and safe (because you are still in USA).

Teri, the owner treated us like family, we loved her and wish her the best in the world.

Israel, the grounds keeper treated us like old friends, we spent a lot time talking each day, and he would offer and bring us coconuts, mangoes, etc. from the garden, what a treat.

We will return to this magical place someday soon, and keep it fresh in our minds with all the wonderful memories. Thank you Teri for sharing your beautiful place with others.

Mary and Angel. June 1 to June 8 - 2015.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise Found

  • 5 of 5

If you love the beach, what could be more perfect then vacationing on one of St John's beautiful beaches. The front yard is literally on Gibney Beach. It proved to be the perfect get away for two and we are making plans to return next year. A second house on the property is larger and would be good for two couples or a family with children. I totally agree with the rave reviews that are already posted. The beach cottage is charming and well taken care of by the owner, who lives on the property.

Located inside The Virgin Island National Park, it is a short easy drive to Cruz Bay and the other famous North shore beaches. The owner Teri and the groundskeeper Israel are very friendly and eager to help make your stay wonderful. The Gibney family are a part of St John's history and are mentioned in books about St John. I loved staying at The Gibney Beach Cottage and am no longer searching for the perfect villa for our St John vacations.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Annual Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have been coming here for 11 years. You can not get a better location on St. John. Right out the door is the beach! All the comforts of home. Close to town, but extremely quit and private. We eat in most evenings with a wonderful grill available. All your beach needs provided, comfy chairs, hammocks, kayaks, limited snorkel gear. Hope to continue our annual retreat for years to come on wonderful Gibney Beach! The property is locally owned and managed with the owners on site to make your stay perfect!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Slice of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Heaven!!! Every minute of each day! We stayed for 6 days in the back beach cottage - Staying on Hawknest Bay was incredible, at night you could hear the waves and during the day you had the beach to yourself. The cottage was immaculate, every need was anticipated and taken care of with beautiful bedding, fully equipped kitchen and outdoor grill. Terri our host is an incredible woman, warm, smart and professional, she runs a first rate business. Terri went above and beyond, her knowledge of the island help with dinner reservations and most of all her kindness made this an wonderful trip.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bend, OR


  • 5 of 5

We stayed a week in the beach cottage. Waking up just a few steps from the beautiful beach and warm waters of Hawksnest Bay was a dream. We enjoyed every moment here. For the most part we had the beach all to ourselves. We made use of the kitchen and brand new gas grill and prepared most of our meals there. Teri recommended having lobster at Morgan's Mango one night which did not disappoint. YUM! We worked off our delicious dinners opening coconuts, paddling the provided kayaks and exploring the reefs (rent snorkle gear in town). Keep your eye peeled for sea turtles and rays - we had the pleasure of swimming with both. The beach cottage and grounds were private, safe, clean, quite and comfortable. Teri was a most gracious and helpful host.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Woodstock GA

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
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Rates & Availability

Central Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
Apr 16 2017 - Dec 14 2017
5 night minimum stay
Standard pricing
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%

Christmas, New Years and Presidents week incur an additional $1000.00 Holiday fee.

Paypal, Wire transfer, personalcheck accepted. Direct credit card payment not accepted. Deposit in the amount of half the rentals total is due due at time of reservation, final payment is due in house on or before 60 days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

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