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Kevin and Danielle McCarthy

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french

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

22 Reviews
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Overview

Cruz Bay Villa Rental Photos and Description

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.

VILLA HIGHLIGHTS AND AMENITIES:

- 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
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Kevin and Danielle McCarthy (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french

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 St John

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

Reviews

5
based on 22 traveler reviews

Plumeria: Panoramic Ocean & Sunset Views, Heated Pool, Spa, & Privacy
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews
Charlotte
5

perfect home, great location, amazing view

  • 5 of 5

My family and I just had the most wonderful week at Plumeria. Here are notes:

The view is ridiculous. Our favorite part of the house was the huge outdoor living space (deck, pool, hot tub, porch, and dining area), which made it easy to enjoy the view all day and night. It looks just like the pictures.

The house is spacious, beachy, clean, and very comfortable, and was stocked with everything we needed to have a very easy vacation.

The homeowners left all kinds of detailed information about the house (how to use every remote; how to use the outdoor cooktop and grill) and the island (descriptions of beaches, trails and restaurants). We had no questions, and everything was a piece of cake.

Beach towels, various sizes of snorkel gear, beach chairs and coolers are all provided. We packed three empty beach bags and fins for the two of us that had them; otherwise, we used what was at the house.

The house was easy to get to and only about a 10 - 15 minute drive into Cruz Bay.

We loved Plumeria, and all of us (family of four) cannot wait to make a return trip.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Ozark, Missouri
5

Brenda and Terry

  • 5 of 5

Plumeria is a very nice well equipped villa. We spent 2 weeks here and enjoyed our stay. The view and sunset could not be beat! The villa, spa, and pool were impeccably maintained. The owners are available for any problems that might arise or questions. Lots of extra amenities not found in alot of other villas and attention to detail that the owners have obviously provided. We enjoyed the telescope immensely, the full spice rack in the kitchen was well stocked, and fresh coffee daily just to name a few. Tastefully landscaped with many beautiful flowers and plants. Most even have a name tag!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing Property

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Plumeria the last week of January and absolutely loved it. We all felt that the pictures didn't do the property justice. It was beautiful the deck was huge and had so many different sitting areas depending on the time of day. We made hummingbird food just after we arrived and enjoyed watching the multitudes of hummingbirds enjoy the feast. We also enjoyed watching the rooster, chickens and their chicks as well as seeing a small deer the last mornng we were there. We were there for the full moon, and the view of the ocean with the moon's reflection was absolutey stunning. Most of our sunsets were hindered by late afternoon clouds, but it was still a great time to get back to the house after having been on the beach.... sit in the hot tub and relax a little before cooking dinner. Yes, we cooked every night and loved doing it on the teppanyaki grill. We fished early in the week with Double Header Sport Fishing and caught a 35 lb wahoo, snapjack tuna and yellow tail snapper. Thanks to Eric and Aaron, we ate well. We thoroughly enjoyed the beaches, the ocean and the house. It was a great getaway for late January...... oh and did I mention the weather was fabulous... 80's during the day... 70's at night.... awesome. Thank you Kevin and Dannielle for sharing your house!

Darrell, Jane, Mike, Donna and Susan

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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San Angelo, Texas
5

Absolutely Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I along with 4 other couples stayed in Plumeria and Cocconuts for 8 days. It was absolutely the most beautiful place we have ever stayed. The views from the deck (anywhere on the deck, any time of day) were spectacular! We have been coming to St John every 2 years for 14 years now and this house by far was the BEST! The amenities were beyond great! Separate bedrooms and baths for each couple. Kitchen fully stocked with kitchenware and the outdoor kitchen was fabulous! Usually we eat out more that we eat at home when we come but because of the awesome surroundings and beautiful views, and great grill, we ate on the deck area for most of our meals. The only small drawback was the loft bedroom in the main house. The air conditioning, did not work as well as in the other bedrooms but the couple that stayed in the room said that once you got still at night, it was alright. We WILL be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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5

A little piece of heaven

  • 5 of 5

We just finished a week at Plumeria and it was everything we dreamed of. The place looks exactly like the pictures but the views are even better! We watched some incredible sunsets from the deck. It was such a relaxing week. The layout of everything is perfect, it is nice to have the bedroom separate from the living area. And the deck is huge, there was so much room to spread out! We enjoyed the pool and the hot tub everyday. We hiked Rams Head Trail which was amazing, it was fun to see the other side of the island. Cruz Bay is only about a 10 minute drive so you are close to all the restaurants.

We could not have had a better experience and would definitely stay here again. It really is a little piece of heaven!!

The owners responded promptly to any of our questions and the whole trip went smoothly.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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San Angelo, Tx.
5

October 2015

  • 5 of 5

Spent 8 wonderful nights here. Fantastic views and outdoor kitchen. Would highly recommend this villa for families.

The pool and hot tub were nice, and the house was clean and well stocked. Planning on a return ASAP.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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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!

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Rates & Availability

Cruz Bay Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Holiday Season
Dec 19 2016 - Dec 23 2016
4 night minimum stay
$571
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season 2017
Jan 8 2017 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$2,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

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.

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Amenities

Cruz Bay Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Guest bedroom - 1 queen
    Master bedroom - 1 king
    Loft bedroom - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Great room - 1 twin/ single , There is a twin daybed in the great room.
  • All three bedrooms feature whisper quiet split A/C systems.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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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