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Diana Hall

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3 to 5 Bedroom Areca Peter Bay Villa, Minutes to North Shore Beaches!

16 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Peter Bay Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 5 Bedrooms, 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10); can be rented as a 3 or 4 bedroom.

Areca Peter Bay is named after the areca palm that produces seeds traditionally thought to have a calming effect when chewed. But you won't need to risk this traditional remedy for stress. Areca Peter Bay's privacy, its incredible 180 degree views of the Caribbean from St Thomas to Tortola and the many cays and small islands in between, its professional tropical landscaping, extensive outdoor living spaces and air conditioned interior luxury will calm even the most jangled nerves.

The villa is located in exclusive Upper Peter Bay and nestled between famous Trunk and Cinnamon Bay beaches. Areca villa guests have access to private Peter Bay beach, which is a few minutes drive or hillside walk down the private paved road. Parking is provided at the head of the beach walk.

The villa is unique in that it is situated on over 1 acre and is bordered by National Park to the east, and to the west, a long, gated, expertly landscaped drive provides complete privacy as well. It is truly a special and unique spot for your Caribbean dream vacation.

All five en suite king bedrooms can be rented together, or the Main House (3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths) can be rented alone. The Guest House is never rented separately from the Main House, so every group is assured of complete privacy and exclusive use of all exterior spaces.

Keywords: Private, Luxury Villa, 180 degree ocean view, private beach access, bordering National Park land

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Diana Hall (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

About Diana Hall

My husband and I completed construction on our Peter Bay Villa in 2009. This photo was taken early on during construction. My husband's law practice is on St Thomas where we live. I manage the villa--greeting each group of guests and orienting them to the villa and the area and continuing to be available throughout your stay if the need arises.

Diana Hall purchased this villa in 2009

Why Diana Hall chose St John

My husband and I built the villa on property in Peter Bay that has been in his family for several generations. We felt very blessed to have such a lovely spot to build on and put a lot of personal energy and creativity into building the home. We currently live on St Thomas but will eventually retire to St John.

What makes this villa unique

The outdoor living in such an incredible location coupled with all the indoor comforts make staying here peaceful and relaxing. Between the architecture, the landscaping, and the view, you never run out of beautiful things to look at. And the north shore beaches are minutes away!

Guestbook comments from the owner

"This is the most lovely home and the most spectacular views my family has ever experienced"
May 2010
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Reviews

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based on 16 traveler reviews

3 to 5 Bedroom Areca Peter Bay Villa, Minutes to North Shore Beaches!
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
5

Couldn't have Been Any Better

  • 5 of 5

I could not believe all the reviews since they were ALL great - but now I know. Areca is a beautiful place that is accurately portrayed in the description. House was immaculate and decorations and overall feel were very nice and comfortable. The kitchen was extremely well stocked with spices, sharp knives and many different types of pots and pans and utensils. And I cook a lot so this was very important to me! The pantry had extra paper products and towels and various other items. The house was also very baby friendly. We had 4 couples and a 2 1/2 year old, 1 year old, and 4 month old. We blocked off the stairs to the upper bedrooms - and all was fine! All the doors locked for safety and even the screen doors could be bolted into the floor and ceiling. The outside railing was child friendly as well!

We ran into a couple very small issues (which switch works what and broken fan/light chains) and Diana arrived first thing the next morning and handled them all quickly. Also, we had questions off and on during the weeks leading up to our vacation and Diana answered them all very quickly.

The outdoor areas were wonderful with plenty of seating and fans and lighting as well. The pool was very nice and clean! Everyone said the beds were very comfortable and the rooms nice and cool. The only thing we ran into was the baby monitors being used upstairs would be blocked by all the stone and not transmit to the downstairs. Not overly important fur us since the upstairs baby was still unable to climb out of the pack and play.

We have been to St. John many times over the years and stayed in many different villas. The view from Areca is by far the most majestic. You can see the sunrise and sunset without ever having the sun blazing directly onto any of the outdoor sitting areas. Johnson's Reef sits right out front and it is amazing to watch as the day goes by. Much better than a TV!

You will not be disappointed if you decide to stay at Areca!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Comforting and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

What can I say about Areca, this is our third year at Areca. If I say too much I'm afraid it will get too popular and then we'll never be able to book it again!

Beautiful house, beautiful pool, beautiful views, all ways a breeze, once you leave to go explore great beaches and snorkeling, you'll want to get back to Areca to relax, swim and sun! Owners are great!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Week in Paradise on St. John

  • 5 of 5

Areca is the perfect house for five couples! Everyone has their own en suite room and there are gathering spots on both floors in the main house and plenty of room to spread out on the verandas. The pool is lovely and there is seating both in the sun and shade plus beach chairs and coolers if you prefer to visit one of the many nearby beaches. House is very well equipped and the wireless worked great. Close proximity to Caneel Bay for lunch or Cruz Bay was very nice. Enjoyed shopping at Mongoose Junction and the courtyard bar and Sun Dog Cafe. Also, charted a boat through Naughty Nymphs for some island hopping and really enjoyed lunch on Norman Island at the beachfront restaurant and breakfast on Peter Island at the resort. Miss Lucy's is also worth the drive to the other end of the island. Make sure you dine at least one night at ZoZo's (make reservations well ahead) at Caneel Bay...fabulous! We cooked in five nights and took advantage of the amazing view from the outdoor dining table. Our entourage included two professional chefs and they were pleased with the kitchen supplies, cooking utensils and the very clean outdoor grill - which had amazing views while they cooked! The views are over the top and I don't think can be beat from any other home, plus you have total privacy. While the drive to Upper Peter Bay is steep, the views are worth it. The homes in lower Peter Bay are closer together and the views are not as good. Friends visited us during our stay from St. Thomas at the Ritz Residences, and they thought our views were incredible. We enjoyed walking down to Lower Peter Bay and then got great cardio coming back up. The bedrooms, bedding, linens and baths are well appointed and AC in main house and splits in the guest house worked very well if you wanted AC. The washer and dryer were a plus and it was nice that there was laundry detergent already there. House is very well stocked with incidentals like bug spray, battery operated candles, light bulbs and plenty of extra towels (including beach towels) in a very nice pantry off the kitchen.

Diana met us at the car ferry and took us to the house to show us around. She was also very helpful during our planning and responded quickly to questions while we were in the house. We had no issues or complaints other than wish we could have stayed longer! Highly recommend this house for your stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St Louis MO USA
5

Great

  • 5 of 5

great

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
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Everything was perfect

  • 5 of 5

I was so impressed with our stay at Areca. The view was stunning and we enjoyed every evening out on the veranda overlooking the ocean. Everything that you would expect from a luxury villa was present. Need i say more?

Diana was very helpful and responsive. The service was excellent. During our stay, the grill died. The very next day (which was a Sunday), we had a new grill by 1 pm without any requests/compliants on my part. This is St. John. They had to get a grill in St. Thomas, bring it over and put it together and did so by 1 pm. I appreciated the service and felt confident that she would be responsive to any request or emergency.

Villa is 10-15 minute ride to Cruz Bay and about 5 minutes from Trunk Bay. Peter Bay beach is very nice and wasnt used much during our stay. I highly recommend this villa

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cohasset, MA
5

Truly a spectacular place...

  • 5 of 5

My family and I just came back from a week at Areca. After planning this trip for about a year, I was a bit nervous worrying if I was expecting too much or if the place could possibly be as nice as it looked online. We arrived after a long day of travelling, 10 of us, including 2 little ones. We met Diana at the car barge and she escorted us to the villa. Truly, none of us could believe the impressive drive to Areca and upon arrival, we were in awe of the spectacular views and the home which we would be calling ours for the week. It is spacious, comfortable, has lots of privacy and every amenity you could want. It is impossible to mention all the things we loved as it provided all of us beautiful accommodations, gorgeous pool, outstanding outside entertaining area, with grill, bar and comfy seating to have our evening cocktails and dinner. Areca is a perfect location...minutes to gorgeous North Shore beaches and 15 minutes to town. We ate out a few nights, hiked, checked out a few local late afternoon happy hours and were always happy to get back to Areca. Never will you tire of the views! The pool is wonderful, and several afternoons we just stayed put in relaxed, swam and dozed by the pool...There are lots of beach chairs, coolers, towels for your treks to the beaches. The kitchen had every thing you needed....extremely well equipped. Bathrooms and bedrooms very comfortable and private. Several days we hiked down to lower Peter Bay to the beach...great workout, especially on the way back! We will definitely be back to Areca....a lovely home and a very special place!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Cruz Bay
Car: recommended

Bordered by Virgin Islands National Park. Private beach access. Sport fishing. Sail and power boat rentals and excursions.

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Rates & Availability

Peter Bay Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
3 Bedroom Summer 2016
May 1 2016 - Dec 23 2016
7 night minimum stay
$8,000
 
 
Holiday Rate
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$22,000
 
 
3 BR Main House Only Rate
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$11,500
 
 
3 BR Main House Only Rate
Apr 1 2017 - Dec 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
$8,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$11,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Four Bedrooms $2,000 + Tax
Five Bedrooms $2,000 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

PLEASE NOTE: VRBO AND HOMEAWAY HAVE INSTITUTED A SERVICE FEE ON TRAVELERS AS OF FEB 2016. IT IS BETWEEN 4% AND 9% OF THE RENTAL AMOUNT.

We accept checks, VRBO/HomeAway online payment, and PayPal. We do not accept wire transfers.

BASE RATES ARE FOR THREE BEDROOMS (MAX 6 GUESTS).

ADD $2000 PER WEEK FOR EACH ADDITIONAL BEDROOM (MAX 2 PEOPLE PER BEDROOM).

The villa accommodates a maximum of 10 persons.

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Amenities

Peter Bay Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
  • All guest bathrooms have private bathrooms with toilets, sinks, and showers. The guest house showers are covered, private open air showers with views. The master bath has a Sanijet Spa tub in addition to a shower. There is a half bath in the main house near the kitchen and living room.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Main House Guest Bedroom - 1 king , En Suite Bathroom
    Main House Bedroom 2 - 1 king , En Suite Bathroom
    Main House Master Bedroom - 1 king , En Suite Bathroom w/spa tub
    Guest House Guest Bedroom - 1 king , En suite bathroom w/ al fresco shower
    Guest House Bedroom 2 - 1 king , En suite bathroom with al fresco shower
  • King size beds (5). Three king, en suite bedrooms are in the Main House which can be rented alone, maximum of six guests. There are two additional en suite king bedrooms in the Guest House which can be added to your rental for a maximum of eight and ten people. There is a Pack 'N Play available. Cribs, high chairs, and car seats are available for rent locally.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Access to small, private Peter Bay beach, between famous Trunk and Cinnamon Bay beaches, bordered by VI National Park. Maid service is provided before and after your stay at no additional cost. Additional maid service is available upon request at an additional cost of $22/hr per worker (usually 2).

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