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The White Seagull is a top floor Master Studio with a private Sky Lounge.
Designed and built with love, the details of this Master Studio are like no other. High on the hillside, the breezes are sure to keep you comfortable. Three decks offer sweeping ocean views of the islands and bays across the horizon. Savor your favorite wine or frosty tropical beverage while gazing far beyond the shores. At night, watch the lights of St. Thomas dance and sparkle...how romantic!
Tastefully furnished with treasured heirloom antiques and a hand-carved Mahogany King bed will make you feel like royalty. We offer a fully stocked kitchenette, oversized shower and beach supplies to make your stay comfortable and delightful. If desired there is air conditioning. However, the trade winds offer an airy, cool breeze if you prefer not to use the air conditioning.
Relax and take in the ocean views from the gorgeous infinity edge lap pool located on the lower deck in the common area. There you will also find a BBQ grill for preparing a delicious meal. Private off street parking is beside the ornate double wooden doors to the main entrance leading to your suite.
I have provided for you: Beach towels, beach Chairs, cooler, hairdryer, iron and ironing board.
This Studio is for two adults only, not appropriate for children. This is a non-smoking facility.
In addition, I live on the property so that I can further ensure a relaxing and wonderful vacation experience for you. We look forward to hosting you on St. John, the Gem of the Caribbean!
Located only 1.2 miles from the town of Cruz Bay and about 3 minutes to the North Shore beaches.
Saint John is known for the 4-wheel drive Jeeps. Fun driving up and down roads, around curves at slow speeds of 20 to 30 miles per hour. If you prefer a Standard rental car, the roads to the Studio are new and easy to drive.
For travel by taxi, taxi's are ready at the ferry dock to take you up the hill to your Villa. Travel by taxi is easy once on the island, no need to rent a car. Telephone numbers of taxi drivers are posted in your studio. Beautiful beaches are easy to access and within minutes from your Villa.
The closest beaches and ocean front dining is a short drive down the hill to Great Cruz Bay and the Westin Resort.
Chocolate Hole less than .5 mile
Hawksnest Beach is 3.5 miles
Honeymoon Beach is 4 miles
Trunk Bay is 4.5 miles
Cinnamon Bay is 4.5 miles
Keywords: Spectacular Ocean views, Great Cruz Bay, Chocolate Hole, rental villa, master suite, great location, close to beach, beaches, just for two, trunk Bay, Heart Bay, St Thomas, Sleeps 2, New Master Studio, Guest Villa With pool. Owner lives on site. Wedding, Honeymoon, Babylon, Ocean views, Trade winds.
I fell in love with St John, the gem of the islands. For many years, our summer home was on Madeline Island in Wisconsin on Lake Superior. St. John became the perfect island winter home for us. We filled our days with beach-combing, snorkeling, hiking the National Park trails and learning the island history. Building our home here was a big adventure. I have completed the dream and I want to share it with you.
This island has been my home for 28 years and I have had the honor to host guests for many of these years. I love to hear their stories and share mine.
The Owner purchased this villa in 2009
The beautiful view and trade winds above Great Cruz Bay took our heart away at first site. What a Caribbean island!
Come be my guest and tell me your story. Why did you come to St John? I live on site and will be here to answer any questions or at the end of your day, a solute and toast on the veranda to a beautiful sunset over the twinkling lights of the islands. Cheers!
In addition, I live on the property so that I can further ensure a relaxing and wonderful vacation experience for you.
What is nice about our home is the great uplifting feelings of dreams coming true, the soft breeze of the trade winds, cool nights on your sun-kissed skin and stargazing from the Sky Lounge.
Close to the town of Cruz Bay and a short drive to the most beautiful beaches in the world. Grocery stores, restaurants and take-out food are available only a few minutes away. The Westin Resort welcomes outside guests and offers dinning on the beach, gift stores, tennis, spa, gym and water aerobics. Spend a day of resort living and come home to your private Master Studio.
We look forward to hosting you on St. John, the Gem of the Caribbean!
Island rentals, your villa captured our hearts 12 years ago, and we’ve been coming back every year! Each day starts with cup of coffee while soaking up the amazing views of the Caribbean. From there on, well...…it’s whatever we feel like doing. Sometimes it’s venturing out and experiencing the many things St. John has to offer, and other times it’s just relaxing and indulging in a good book. This is our reward for all the hard work the rest of the year.
Thanks Jacqueline for understanding what “getting away” is all about and making sure we enjoy our time on island and guest villa.
Your island friends
Jacqueline cares about her guests and she goes above and beyond to make everyone comfortable. The Villa is very nice and the pool is fantastic. We loved the nice breeze and beautiful views. We didn't need the air conditioner with the three door walls open. The sun does wake you up early but we loved that. The pictures are accurate and the vibe at this place is so pleasant. We were not disappointed in any way and we hope to return. We had dinner on the roof lounge and the view was breathtaking.
This was our second stay at this property, and it did not disappoint. In 2014, we enjoyed a wonderful stay at the adjacent Tropical Garden. This time, we enjoyed staying in White Seagull. It is a true St. John treasure - a beautiful, well-maintained villa. It is perfect for a couple, with enough space to be comfortable yet still maintain a cozy mountaintop villa feel.
The views overlooking Chocolate Hole, Great Cruz Bay, and beyond are indescribable. The villa has terrific natural lighting with three large sliding glass doors in the sitting area facing south, east, and west. Awakening to these views or enjoying them from the sofa is a real treat. The unit also includes a rooftop "Sky Lounge" providing even more spectacular views to in all directions where you can see all the way to St. Croix on a clear day. This area has chairs and a small table which make it the perfect spot for breakfast or quiet time early or late in the day.
Of course, a unique trait of this property is its owner. Jacqueline is a warm, caring hostess who takes great pride in her villas and does an excellent job maintaining and improving them. Also, when it comes to the details, her touch makes a difference. Her goal is to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. She responds quickly to any questions and provides all the supplies you would need to head out for a day at the beach. Although she lives on the property, she is incredibly discreet and respectful of your privacy. After two stays at her property, she has truly made us feel like friends instead of tenants.
My husband and I were ready for a much needed vacation. We are great "trip-takers," but a relaxing vacation is not our typical way to travel...although after this lovely get-away, it may be more often! I was looking for a great view, a unique spot, a large room to be able to settle into and enjoy, a pool for after the beach, a kitchenette for food & drinks so that we didn't have to go out for each meal. The White Seagull was perfect. I wasn't too enticed by the decor upon my first research, but found out later from the lovely Jacqueline that much of the decor is family heirlooms. The antiques and flair gave the room that much more warmth. Also, although Jacqueline lives on the property, we only saw her twice. She was so welcoming and genuinely happy to share her space, but we almost felt like we were the only ones there - very private. We went from bay to bay each day snorkeling, swimming with turtles and enjoying the beautiful water. We went out twice with Ocean Runner Boat Rentals, and had a wonderful time! Hung out a lot at the High Tide too - tasty food and good service. Also the X Bar for a cozy place away. More bays to enjoy, fish to swim with, and blue waters sooth the soul. We'll be back!
Our May week in “Just for Two” at the White Seagull was magical and restorative. Spectacular 270 degree views go on forever. Beautiful sunrises, rainbows and moonrises above Great Cruz Bay and Chocolate Hole and on across the ocean toward St. Croix greet you from the front of the unit. Spectacular sunsets from the “Sky Lounge” to the twinkling lights of St. Thomas end each perfect day. The lovely infinity pool provided just the right refreshing invigoration following our daily excursions to our favorite, also magical, St. John beaches and snorkel spots. Beautifully appointed, the “Just for Two” studio is larger than it appears in the pictures, and is filled with wonderful antique furnishings and thoughtful personal touches. It includes a kitchenette and lovely bath with a huge shower that are very logically separated by sliding glass doors. While the kitchenette doesn’t include a stove, the availability of the grill in the pool area worked quite well for us. Dining poolside in the evenings was delightful. Our gracious host Jacqueline ensured we had everything we needed (even a sheet for the back of our rental jeep to catch sand!) Reliable Wi-Fi is a nice added amenity; we were able to check-in for our return flight with ease. We’ll be back to St. John again as soon as possible!
We just returned from a wonderful 8-day stay in the White Seagull, at "Just For Two" on St. John. This was a return trip for us, having stayed there, last May, as well. We rarely return to the same location, preferring to seek new adventures. This was a rare exception and a testimony to the wonder of this place - both St. John and Jacqueline's hospitality.
The room is wonderfully decorated and comfortable, with 270 degree views of the Caribbean. We overlook Great Cruz Bay and Chocolate Hole from our windows, with views of St. Thomas from the Sky Lounge. It's amazing to wake to the early sunrise and see the ocean view, by simply sitting up in the bed. We took wonderful photos of the sunsets from the rooftop Sky Lounge and our location near the top of a mountain, overlooking the island. Jacqueline readily gave us access to her private patio, as well, providing wonderful views of Great Cruz Bay and relaxing surroundings to talk or simply play cards, in paradise!
The room is well decorated with antiques and personal items. There was good Wi-Fi access and a TV with limited channels, but we rarely used them. A fireplace was available, but we can't imagine using it, except in the dead of "winter"! The room offers a small kitchenette, suitable for simple breakfasts or lunch preparation. There is access to a grill in the courtyard, as well. However, we mostly enjoyed the wonderful food at all the restaurants on the island.
You definitely need to rent a car and we have had great experience with Courtesy Rental. The roads are steep, somewhat narrow and you get the challenge of driving on the left side. It's a challenge, but quickly becomes comfortable. The roads Just For Two are steep, but enjoyable. There is a back way that allows a "less steep" option, if it is rainy.
Next year is our 25th anniversary and we are planning to return, yet again. It's hard to argue with perfection - especially for a milestone date.
Can't say enough good things about our stay here. The location and easy access to Cruz Bay along with the best views on St John are just a couple of reasons while we will be back. But maybe the best part of our experience was having Jacqueline as our host! She was quick to help out any way she could, including sharing her favorite spots on the island that we might not have heard about in travel brochures. The villa was stocked with everythign we needed for a week long stay, including a cooler and beach chairs! Don't bother searching for another villa, it doesn't get better than this one.
Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, boating, shelling, wildlife viewing, rock climbing, spa, basketball, horseshoes, mini golf, shuffleboard
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