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Ginger Thomas luxury villa in Cruz Bay

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights


Cruz Bay House Rental Photos and Description

House two bedrooms main level and lower level

Ginger Thomas is surrounded by beautiful lush tropical foliage with spectacular unobstructed breathtaking views of the Caribbean waters, Cruz Bay, the mountains of St. John and ten surrounding islands located on a private cul-de-sac Pocket Money Hill Road. The town of Cruz Bay and the ferry dock are just a short walk down the hill. Ginger Thomas is built on two levels each floor level come with its own bedroom and full bath for total privacy when couples travel together or family and you still have your own private space.

As you arrive at Ginger Thomas you are surrounded by lined of tropical eureka palms in your own private driveway welcoming you home away from home. The main floor living room furnished with a queen sleeping sofa and two comfortable chairs. The gourmet kitchen with granite countertops and two bar chairs. The Heavenly Simmonds mattress king size bed come with a/c conditioned and beautiful glass blocks shower full bath. The main living area leads you to pocket sliding doors open to the covered verandah outdoor living space with tropical comfortable wicker curve couch, chaise lounges in the sun for your sun bathing, a beautiful sparkling cool soaking pool right on your own deck and dining table with four comfortable chairs, a gas grill for you to prepare that special meal to entertain your guests while enjoy the sunset with sailing boats across the Caribbean waters. The living room come with a comfortable queen sleeping sofa for additional guests and two sitting chairs. On the lower level via an exterior staircase a pair of french door leading you to a mini suite with a/c conditioned king Heavenly Simmons mattress bed and bath suite come with a mini fridge, TV and DVD player.


THE ENTIRE HOUSE GENERATOR FOR POWER OUTAGES. One of only a few offer on the island. It will be helpful when the grid goes down if which occurs quite often on the island sometimes for hours long. You can still have the comfort without any interruption.

A 45 inch flat screen satellite TV, DVD player in the main floor living room. A 36 inch satellite TV with DVD player in the lower level. satellite radio, Bose Wave radio/CD player, iPod dock, DVD movie collection, books, games, A/C conditioned in both bedrooms. WiFi, bluetooth speaker, gas grill, hairdryer, blender, toaster, coffee maker, pot & pans and all of the kitchen gadgets, safe for valuables, cool soaking pool, beach chair, snorkeling gears, boogie boards, tennis balls and rackets, automatic generator, UV water purification system, dishwasher, washer/dryer and there is a walking path through the garden around the property.

Ginger Thomas is a must stay villa in St. John with the most memorable views of the caribbean and full of amenities making it a perfect vacation.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered

James & Tara Overton
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish
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Calendar last updated:
December 3, 2016
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About James & Tara Overton

I was born in South Dakota. At a young age my parents introduced me to Virgin Islands on a family vacation trip. I fell in love with the Caribbean warm water and the serenity of the islands. I have lived in all three islands for 31 years. I chose St. John to me my home as the island optimized what I had always dreamed about living in a tropical island with a beautiful white soft sand beach, tradewind breezes and amazing views. I was one of the contractor to joined and completed Westin hotel resort in St. John and Ritz Carlton in St. Thomas . I had fulfilled my dream by building Mandavilla Properties (Ylang Ylang, Mandavilla Rose, Ginger Thomas, Alexandra Cottage and The Mandavilla) with an amazing views and location. Today I enable to share this beautiful piece of island with you.

James & Tara Overton purchased this house in 2006

Why James & Tara Overton chose St John

St. John has beautiful beaches, amazing views of Caribbean water and surrounding islands. There are many hiking trails, historical ruins and 75% of the island is National Park.

What makes this house unique

Ginger Thomas has an amazing views of sunrise to sunset. It offers all the amenities you would need for a perfect vacation. The private verandah in the evening with the memorable views will make you fall in love with Ginger Thomas.


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Ginger Thomas luxury villa in Cruz Bay
average rating of 4.862069 based on 29 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We spent two AMAZING weeks at Ginger Thomas and we loved every second of it. The villa is spectacular, it's clean and cozy yet still spacious and airy. It is stocked with everything you could need from pots/pans, utensils and dishes to towels(bath and beach), lotions/soap, a regular size hair dryer and even a straightener! (ladies you can agree that these are two things you rarely find anywhere when traveling lol) We took my boyfriend's parents on this trip with us and having to two separate levels worked out great. Both rooms are spacious and private each with a king size bed (so comfy), A/C, a TV, full bathroom and a view. ...And speaking of views, we have traveled to many different places but we have never had a view so incredible! It is certainly a million dollar view and you get to enjoy it while drinking an island beer and watching the sunset from your private splash pool! We really didn't want to leave ever :) This was our second time in St. John but our first time staying at Ginger Thomas and we will definitely stay here again on our next visit to the island. The location of the villa is perfectly situated close to town, just a short drive to the beaches and it has private off street parking!!(so important and rare). There are beach chairs and coolers in the villa as well as a shared storage area up the driveway that has stuff for snorkeling, floats, and sand toys for you to borrow for the day. Tara and James are wonderful hosts who are always just a phone call away if you need anything or have any questions at all during your stay... and their dog Rusty is just the sweetest :) We definitely recommend Ginger Thomas or any of the other Mandavilla Properties for your stay on the island. Although we have only stayed at Ginger Thomas they are all owned and managed by Tara and James so we know they must be just as beautiful!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Ginger Thomas was everything and much more than what we had hoped for. The house was meticulously maintained. Emaculately clean and smelled great. I can't describe the view as you have to witness it yourself. Once we found the house it was super easy to get to and so close to everything. They had every comfort of home and nothing was lacking. We were worried about the lack of AC in the main living space but we didn't miss it. I highly recommend booking this house! Thank you Tara for an amazing stay and thanks for promptly answering any questions and/or concerns we had! You are a true professional! - The Barbers

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Exceptional home and vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent a week at Ginger Thomas. We had fallen in love with St. John on a previous trip but staying at Ginger Thomas exceeded our expectations. The home is beautifully decorated, has amazing views with lots of outdoor living space where we spent most of our time. The view is gorgeous, we enjoyed the pool and eating and lounging outside when we weren't away at the beaches. The beds are so comfortable and we really enjoyed the privacy of a separate bedroom and bathroom downstairs. Tara and Jim were very welcoming and helpful which added to our experience, as well. Tara met us at the ferry and drove us to rent a jeep. She also recommended excellent restaurants, ExtraVirgin and ZoZo's which we may not have discovered on our own. This is a very special place and we made lots of happy memories during our stay. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous home and view!!!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 6 nights at Ginger Thomas after spending months online researching homes to rent on St. John. Jim and Tara answered our many questions about renting a private home, we are new to this. They were also helpful answering questions about transportation from St. Thomas and car rentals. Once we arrived at Ginger Thomas we were swept away! It was a 25th anniversary trip with our 3 daughters. One daughter never wanted to leave the house, she loved the pool and terrace so much! The pictures don't do the house justice, the pictures are beautiful, but you have to see it to believe it. It is tastefully decorated. But the owners have gone above and beyond to add so many little extras to make your stay more comfortable....beach towels, coolers, books, games, spa quality bath robes and towels, comfortable beds, a well stocked kitchen, washer and dryer, hair dryer, safe for valuables. The list just goes on. The view from the terrace is breathtaking, you will want to be here every night for the sunset! The home is very clean. The location is perfect, it's so close to Cruz Bay and the Dolphin Grocery Store. I would recommend renting a car for the entire time you are here. The customer service from Jim and Tara was top notch. I would highly recommend Ginger Thomas if you are planning a trip to St. John...and I've stayed at Caneel Bay and the Westin, and I'll be back to Ginger Thomas.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for our family!

  • 5 of 5

Ginger Thomas was everything we expected, and more! Great views in a quiet neighborhood. The house was impeccably clean and had all the amenities. We loved the huge porch for morning coffee and afternoon cocktails. The layout of the upper floor separate from the downstairs studio worked perfectly for our group. Easy communication with Tara, thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Absolutely Amazing

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I, along with one other couple, stayed at the Ginger Thomas Villa for 8 days. It was absolutely the most beautiful place we have ever stayed. The views from the deck were spectacular! The amenities were beyond great! Separate bedrooms and baths for each couple. The kitchen was fully stocked with kitchenware and the spacious living room with large wall mounted flat TV and Bose stereo and Wi-Fi service was fabulous! Usually we eat out but with the large Weber grill on the verandah and the awesome views of Cruz Bay as our backdrop we ate most all of our meals at our Villa. The verandah, with splash pool, huge wraparound couch, grill, and lounge chairs is the perfect space to totally unwind and relax. The two huge master suites, with heavenly beds, were perfect after a long day at the beach or hiking through the national park. The rooms also included AC, TV, and a safe. The master bath was even equipped with a washer and dryer. Next vacation we will only pack one bag. The Villa also came equipped with snorkel gear, beach chairs, towels, coolers, I think I missed something but you get the idea.

Our vacation experience was amazing and the owners, James and Tara Overton, were the most gracious hosts. They made every effort to make sure all of our needs were met. Your bucket list has to have this vacation Villa on it. You will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Cruz Bay House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 16 2016 - Dec 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 10 2017
5 night minimum stay
Jan 11 2017 - Apr 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Low season
Apr 16 2017 - Dec 17 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 12.5%

Additional occupant will be $30 each person.
Three nights or less stay will add cleaning fee of $60.

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Cruz Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (2) Heavenly Beds by Simmons in each bedroom and will assure you of a good night's sleep. Sofa bed in the living could accommodate for additional guests
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
We provide infant car seat and pak n play upon request.

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