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Plumeria: Panoramic Ocean & Sunset Views, Heated Pool, Spa, & Privacy

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 3 Bath Villa With Panoramic Ocean Views and Differentiated Amenities

Plumeria is located atop Gifft Hill, and features panoramic ocean views of up to twenty islands and cays, as well as spectacular sunsets, among the finest on St. John. Its layout provides the ultimate in Caribbean indoor/outdoor living, with large French doors in every room opening onto the interior courtyard, sundeck, and pool. Outdoor living spaces include the enclosed courtyard, a very comfortable outdoor living room facing the view, a central pool, interior gardens, covered walkways, the main sundeck, the new lower deck with its large built-in spa, the shaded dining gazebo, and a granite outdoor kitchen. Plumeria's hilltop location, with adjacent green space, ensures complete privacy and gentle tropical breezes, as well as a single-level floor plan, with a flat driveway that has room for several cars.

Plumeria's expansive decks offer complete privacy while sunning by the pool, or enjoying a romantic evening in the outdoor living room. Have cocktails and enjoy the stunning sunsets over the Caribbean. As night falls, watch as cruise ships leave for their next port of call, and dine in the outdoor dining gazebo, with the lights of St. Thomas twinkling in the distance. Guests have often commented that dining in the gazebo at Plumeria is the 'table with the best view on St. John'. During the full moon the reflection over the waters of Pillsbury Sound is unmatched. The night sky is full of stars for star gazing, and we provide a high-end telescope and binoculars for guests to use.

The pool is solar heated, ensuring comfortable 80+ degree swimming all year round, and at night, LED pool lights slowly change colors, illuminating the courtyard. The gardens surrounding Plumeria were created for your enjoyment. Orchids abound in the trees, and over 200 different plants and flowers, many with botanical plant labels, attract hummingbirds and bananaquits. Flowering plumeria trees, also called frangipani, add a delightful fragrance to the tropical breezes. In summer, guests can enjoy delicious mangoes, picked fresh from the tree.

You can be dining at one of the many fine restaurants in Cruz Bay less than 10 minutes after leaving your private villa. Plumeria has been furnished for your ultimate comfort, with large upholstered custom furnishings in the great room, and similarly immersive furnishings in the outdoor living room. Indoor fine dining for six is easily accessible from the gourmet kitchen. The kitchen is fully stocked for 'cooking in', with all the gear needed to prepare gourmet meals, including a full set of thirty Penseys' spices. In addition to its large indoor kitchen, Plumeria features a granite outdoor kitchen adjacent to the dining gazebo. The outdoor kitchen features a large built-in gas grill with rotisserie, a teppanyaki cooktop, a mini-fridge, hot and cold water sink, and all of the necessary utensils and tableware. Across the pool from the great room are the bedrooms, with a king bed in the master bedroom, and a queen bed in the guest bedroom. Both lower bedrooms include en-suite baths, with twin vanities and a new tiled shower off the master bedroom. The spacious loft above the great room has both a queen bed and two twin beds, and is accessed by a spiral stairway. All three bedrooms feature whisper-quiet split air conditioning. A smaller day bed in the great room brings Plumeria's total sleeping accommodations up to nine.

Plumeria shares ownership with the adjacent villa on Gifft Hill, Coconuts vrbo 472849, and the two villas can be rented together, accommodating larger groups with up to sixteen guests. Lush tropical landscaping provides complete privacy between the two villas, which each have their own half acre lot. For joint villa rentals, a gate in the fence between their lots is unlocked, allowing guests to walk freely between the grounds.

St John's gorgeous, undeveloped North Shore beaches, among the finest in the Caribbean, are only 15 to 20 minutes away. You can choose a relaxing day at the beach with our beach chairs, coolers, towels, and floats, or browse thru the many interesting shops to be found in nearby Cruz Bay.

You will be so completely relaxed and refreshed by your stay at Plumeria .... you won't want to leave.

We can accept reservations for stays of less than seven nights; see our note at the bottom of this description.


- Private, flat, hilltop location with panoramic ocean views and spectacular sunsets

- Indoor/outdoor living: great room, kitchen, and bedroom buildings centered around a pool, with covered walkways, courtyard gardens, extensive decks, gazebo, porch, and lawns with tropical fruit trees

-Whisper-quiet split air conditioning systems for all three bedrooms.

- The pool is solar heated, ensuring comfortable, 80+ swimming all year round

- LED pool lighting lets guests select among five fixed colors, and seven color programs

- A granite outdoor kitchen, with a built-in gas grill, teppanyaki cooktop, mini-fridge, hot and cold water sink, and all necessary utensils and tableware

- Outdoor living spaces include a shaded gazebo with dining table, and a porch with a very comfortable couch, chair, two chaise lounge chairs, and an outdoor sound system

- All rooms feature flat-screen TV's, premium cable w/ HBO, iPod-ready sound systems, and very high speed (18 Mbps) fiber-optic internet, with strong, villa-wide wifi access

- The deluxe massage table can be set up indoors or on the deck, for a massage with a view

- Villa-wide, UV sterilized and activated charcoal water purification system

- Additional amenities include a high-end telescope and binoculars for daytime use and/or sky gazing, and a complete set of Pensey's spices for cooking

- Plumeria has a large, yet out of sight solar electric power system, providing a green, carbon neutral stay for our guests.

- Cordless phones with free unlimited calling to the US mainland

- Roku 3, Netflix, and Pandora One for free unlimited video and music streaming

NOTES: Plumeria has proven to be a very popular villa, so advance planning may be needed to secure a reservation for your chosen dates.

Plumeria is exceptionally well documented. Feel free to contact us and ask for a copy of 'Welcome to Plumeria', which has lots of detailed information about both Plumeria, and the island of St. John.

We will accept stays of less than seven nights. For these shorter stays, we charge a premium over the pro-rated daily rate of 10% for each day less than seven. For example, a five day stay would be the weekly rate * 5/7 * 1.20, where the 1.20 is the 20% premium for a stay two days less than a week. This is to cover fixed villa turnaround expenses such as housecleaning, laundering, and pool and spa maintenance. This less than seven night premium is waived for gap openings, where the villa is already rented contiguously before and after your stay. VRBO's rental charge calculator is not set up to process stays shorter than one week; contact us if you are interested in a shorter stay.

More Details

Kevin and Danielle McCarthy
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 7, 2018

About Kevin and Danielle McCarthy

Kevin and Danielle McCarthy have been vacationing on St. John for many years, and bought their first villa there, Coconuts, in 2010. In January of 2013, they had a wonderful opportunity to buy Plumeria, the villa adjacent to Coconuts. They immediately set about adding a number of the differentiated amenities that have proved so popular at Coconuts, and are singularly focused on making their guest's experience the best it can possibly be. Feel free to contact them with any questions that you might have, and they would be happy to email you their 'Welcome' document, which provides lots of helpful information about Plumeria.

Kevin and Danielle McCarthy purchased this villa in 2013

Why Kevin and Danielle McCarthy chose Estate Glucksberg and Grunwald

Plumeria combines panoramic ocean views with fantastic sunsets, the finest in Caribbean indoor/outdoor living, complete privacy, close proximity to the restaurants and shops of Cruz Bay, a level driveway and floor plan, and a number of wonderful amenities.

What makes this villa unique

As soon as you step through the doors into the interior courtyard, and see the magnificent ocean panorama stretching out before you, you will fall in love with this wonderful villa. Its benefits include:

- Incredible, panoramic ocean views

- Flat, very private hilltop location

- Magnificent, year-round sunsets

- Solar heated pool with LED color lighting

- Seven person spa with panoramic views

- Indoor / Outdoor Caribbean living


Estate Glucksberg and Grunwald Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Guest bedroom - toilet , shower
    Great room bathroom - toilet , shower , the great room bathroom also serves the loft bedroom
    Master bathroom - toilet , shower , The master bedroom bathroom features dual vanities
  • The master bathroom was recently remodeled to include a late tiled shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Guest bedroom - 1 queen
    Master bedroom - 1 king
    Great room - 1 twin/ single , There is a twin daybed in the great room.
    Loft bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • All three bedrooms feature whisper quiet split A/C systems.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Amenities include: - A granite outdoor kitchen, with a gas grill, teppanyaki, fridge, sink, and rotisserie. - Solar pool heaters with guest temperature control - A whisper-quiet pool pump - An LED pool light with five fixed colors and seven color programs - All three bedrooms feature whisper quiet split A/C systems - A villa-wide UV / activated charcoal water purification system - A massage table with fitted cotton flannel covers - A high quality refracting telescope and binoculars - Very high speed (18 Mbps) wireless internet - Expanded HD cable with HBO and an HD-DVR to let you record shows - Cordless phones with unlimited free calling to the US mainland - Flat screen TVs, a Blu-ray player, and indoor and outdoor porch sound systems -A luxurious beaded pool / beach float - Bedroom iPod/iPhone music player alarms - Gourmet kitchen gear, including a full set of Penzeys' spices, waffle iron, hot-air popcorn popper, high-end coffee gear, etc.


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Plumeria: Panoramic Ocean & Sunset Views, Heated Pool, Spa, & Privacy
average rating of 4.939394 based on 33 reviews
Harvest, AL

Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

This was our third trip to St. John and our third vrbo property. I think Plumeria was our favorite. The view was amazing and we loved the back deck area. Very private. They provided everything we could have needed and more. The owners were great. We talked via emails several times during the stay. We had to leave a day early because of Hurricaine Irma. I pray that both Coconuts and Plumeria weather the storm without too much damage.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas, TX

Outstanding property and owners!

  • 5 of 5

This place has everything you will need to enjoy a vacation on St. John. The owners make it easy to enjoy the property by making sure everything is available, functioning and clearly marked. The outdoor space is really fantastic after a long day at the beach. We would definitely rent again!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Castle Rock

Exceptional Stay in a Picturesque Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had the privilege of spending a week at Plumeria and had an absolutely amazing and relaxing time. This property has unparalleled views of St. Thomas and a handful of other islands that seem to melt away into the sea. The property is very private as it is landscaped with beautiful lush tropical vegetation which left us feeling as though we had a botanical garden all to ourselves. The rooms are nicely appointed with a tasteful tropical décor and comfortable furniture that invite you to lie back and soak up the scenery. The toughest decision we faced all week was trying to decide whether to lounge pool side in the tranquil serenity of this beautiful home or snorkel the picturesque waters of Trunk Bay.

Working with the owners couldn’t have been more pleasant. After a harrowing experience with a decrepit AA airplane, Kevin and Danielle went out of their way to ensure we felt welcomed and comfortable. Since this was our first time visiting STJ and we were arriving about eight hours later than anticipated, they arranged to have their friend and neighbor meet us at the dock to help us navigate our way up to the house in the dark of night. Above and beyond and very much appreciated! Thank you!

This is an amazing villa and we look forward to staying here again!

I’d also like to note that we had a very pleasant experience working with Aqua Blu car rental and Crandall Massage. Be sure to visit the Banana Deck too!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic views!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much. Plumeria is close to Cruz bay and Hwy 10 giving easy access to anywhere on the island. The outdoor space is comfortable even at midday with spectacular views.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Breathtaking villa views

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay at Plumeria; we loved the perfect set-up of the villa, the breathtaking views of the islands, and the many amenities, especially the hot tub and pool. We took advantage of the telescope and did star gazing, which was lots of fun. Owners do a great job of documenting detailed instructions on all the electronics, even posting the instructions next to the electronics. They were also incredibly responsive, texting us on our arrival to make sure we were settled in. It was nice having the coolers, beach chairs, fins and snorkels for our use while there; we really appreciated the convenience of it. Loved the outdoor dining; it's the best view on the island. Some areas of the villa are looking a little worn and would benefit from a good coat of paint. Overall, though, we give it a 5 star rating because of all the things mentioned previously and the responsiveness of the owners. Thanks for a wonderful stay

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Extremely comfortable and impeccably maintained property

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at this property before but not for quite some time. The deck has been extended to include what I will call an outdoor living room, jacuzzi, outdoor kitchen and dining area. The outdoor lighting system has also been enhanced. Have fun with the many color schemes for the pool lights. This property was excellent before all this and now much better. The view is fantastic (ok, so what view in St John isn't) and the location to town is less than 10 minutes away. It is also close to Centerline Road for easy access to Coral Bay and the East end of the island. Two washer and driers, full kitchen, telescope and the bedrooms are very comfortable. I'm sure I'm missing a few amenities. 5 stars. I'm sure I will be back.

Natasha and Jay

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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About St. John:

Travelers have once again voted St. John their #1 Caribbean destination in 2013, and for good reason. Thanks to the foresight of the philanthropist and naturalist Laurence Rockefeller, two-thirds of St. John has been and will in perpetuity be preserved in its original state, as part of the U. S. Virgin Islands National Park. Its 35 picture-perfect white sand beaches are each unique, with many of these lying within the boundaries of the National Park. As a result, when you turn away from the Caribbean Sea and look inland, you witness unspoiled virgin green hillsides, looking much as they did back in 1493, when Christopher Columbus discovered and named these islands. St. John's hilly terrain, and the literally hundreds of islands and cays that surround it, provide unmatched vistas and photographic opportunities from all around the island. The V. I. National Park maintains dozens of excellent hiking trails, and well preserved ruins from the era of the sugar mills allow you to step back in time to that earlier period. Despite large tracts of undeveloped natural beauty, St. John also offers extensive fine dining options, and the seaside village of Cruz Bay has many interesting shops to peruse.

If this will be your first visit to St. John, you are in for a treat!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.5%

We prefer either a VRBO/HomeAway eCheck or a check by mail, but also accept credit cards via VRBO/HomeAway.

For stays of less than seven nights, we charge a premium over the pro-rated daily rate of 10% for each day less than seven. For example, a five day stay would be the weekly rate * 5/7 * 1.20, where the 1.20 is the 20% premium for a stay two days less than a week. This is to cover fixed villa turnaround expenses such as housecleaning, laundering, and pool and spa maintenance. This less than seven night premium is waived for gap openings, where the villa is already rented contiguously before and after your stay. VRBO's rental charge calculator does not properly account for these cases; we will contact you if a premium is required.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.