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Colette Diegel and Tim Diegel

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VILLA PARADISO -Luxury Home with Knife Edge Pool and Mesmerizing Ocean Views

31 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Overview

Grapetree Villa Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, sleeps 6

Located on a cliff in an upscale neighborhood on the East End of St. Croix, Villa Paradiso boasts one of the most spectacular ocean views on the island. Completed in 2011, this brand new home has spectacular, million dollar views that will delight even the most discerning traveler. The villa offers three separate living areas with their own terraces allowing couples to enjoy maximum privacy. There are breathtaking ocean views from each of the 3 bedrooms and private patios. The home is within a short hiking distance of Jack's and Isaac's Bays. These were mentioned in the recent New York times article; http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/11/travel/virgin-islands-st-croix-snorkeling.html?_r=0

Tastefully decorated with interesting antiques, four poster beds and bright Caribbean colors, the home is a perfect retreat for two or three couples. The great room opens to the spacious terrace with open air dining and outdoor recliners. The knife edge saline pool blends with the ocean and the underwater benches are the perfect spot for sipping cocktails and watching the sunset .

We are sorry but the property is not suitable for children. Children must be 16 years or older. We are firm on this.

The villa has a whole house generator in case of power failures.

Netflix movies and a Wii station are available.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Colette Diegel and Tim Diegel (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english, In writing - any language with Google Translate

About Colette Diegel and Tim Diegel

We are a family of four from Minnesota. My husband Tim, is still working so we are happy to rent our home to others who would enjoy it. We have two daughters,Clare and Shannon, aged 27 and 28. My Dad from Ireland is a regular visitor also. He is 92!

Colette Diegel and Tim Diegel purchased this villa in 2011

Why Colette Diegel and Tim Diegel chose St. Croix

We choose the site because of the staggering view. We had a condo at the Reef nearby and would drive up and dream of the home we would build. We built our home in 2011 to take advantage of the amazing view and the lovely trade winds.

What makes this villa unique

The privacy of this executive location is wonderful. The house was built with three distinct guest suites with their own private balconies where couples could retreat to for some quiet time. There is ample deck space for communal activities and the pool is knock out focal point for the whole house.

Reviews

5
based on 31 traveler reviews

VILLA PARADISO -Luxury Home with Knife Edge Pool and Mesmerizing Ocean Views
average rating of 4.967742 based on 31 reviews
5

Amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

It was our great pleasure to be allowed to vacation at the Villa Paradiso in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. Let me first state that we travel as much as we can and have rented some great properties around the world, but to this date none have been more impressive or beautiful. The pictures of this property do not capture the true beauty of the home and its unreal ocean and mountain views. Being located at the eastern most part of the southern coast of the island, the home was private, quiet and peaceful. The home is very well appointed with updated kitchen, bathrooms and a home office which my wife utilized while on our trip. The layout of the home was masterfully designed with a large main outdoor living space with stunning knife edged blue bottom salt water pool where you receive an almost constant breeze wafting up the mountain slope from the sea which makes for wonderful all day and evening lounging. The interior living room and bedrooms were elegant in classic Danish West Indies style, indicative of the great houses of the past and present in the Caribbean. The homes bedroom layout is also clever with each being its own very private suite with excellent views from each to the sea.

Amazing views during the day and night - We loved swimming each night and looking up at the stars!

The home came with very helpful detailed instructions of how to operate everything and the air conditioning was a very big plus in the bedrooms and living room. We utilized the outdoor kitchen area a couple of nights and grilled some great local sourced seafood. The liaison for the house Bobbi was very nice and set up dinner for us at Duggan's Reef the first night we got in which was wonderful. Owners Colette and Tim Diegel were very kind to us and provided great information and comfort in doing business prior to our trip. They recommended Chef Julianna (who was amazing - a must at least one night) as well Captain Heinz for the Buck Island tour (another must-do!). We thank them sincerely for allowing us the privilege of staying in their wonderful home. This Villa is a very beautiful and adult oriented refined Caribbean gem, we look forward to staying here again when we return to the Island.

Warren and Lynn Gant

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a glowing review of Villa Paradiso! We so look forward to welcoming you back . Colette and Tim
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5

Great place to chill.

  • 5 of 5

We just finished our 7 day stay at Villa Paridiso. If you are traveling to St. Croix, I highly recommend staying here. This house is amazing. The pictures capture it perfectly. And, Colette is a gem. She was so helpful in planning our trip to this beautiful island. And, I cannot say enough how impressed we were with team Bob & Bobbie. Wonderful people!! This was our first time in staying in a house and not a hotel. No more hotel's for us!!! But, I think it will be hard to follow this great house & this team. They SPOILED us!!! If we are fortunate to return to this beautiful island, this will be the place we will book!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You captured everyone's hearts while you were on island. Thank you for your lovely review. It is nice for future guests to know we will take great care of them. Hurry back!
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5

All You Could Ever Want

  • 5 of 5

It really doesn't get any better that Villa Paradiso. The Villa is absolutely magnificent. The hosts, Bobbi and Bob, were wonderful and helpful in showing us around and making dinner reservations for our first night. Architecturally, the Villa is well thought out, nicely appointed, and has spectacular views! We balanced our time between lounging at the Villa, hiking the trails (do the Goat Hill Trail for a spectacular view!), and exploring the island. The snorkeling trip to Buck Island with Captain Heinz (or his son, Captain Carl) is a must as is the Cruzan Distillery tour. Restaurants we visited were Duggans, Blue Water Terrace, Cheeseburgers in Paradise, Deep End Bar and Grill, Angry Nate's (ask for the Telly!), and Zion. Loved the lobster at Duggans and the ambiance at Zion's especially. For cooking in, I suggest shopping at Cost-U-Less, which has an unexpected selection of fresh groceries that you do not have to get in bulk. We also got some excellent fresh frozen Mahi (emphasis on fresh) there. We *highly* recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review of Villa Paradiso. We are so glad you complimented our guest services team because they are just the best! It is so important to have people on island within a short drive of the villa who will take care of you and guide you towards the best restaurants, and places to go on St. Croix. Bravo Bob and Bobbie!
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Incredible

  • 5 of 5

Everything about Villa Paradiso was nothing short of perfect...from the location, the view, the accommodations, the kitchen, all was fantastic. Hosts Bobbie and Bob were a joy and were most helpful in getting us in and settled, made dinner reservations at Duggans the first night, which was REALLY good (as were all the places we dined), and helped us with reservations for our Buck Island excursion with Captain Heinz, which was our highlight excursion and highly recommended. The design, thought, and planning that went into building this Villa was impressive, so kudos to Colette.

Restaurants visited were Duggans (noted above), Deep End Bar and Grill, American Cheeseburgers in Paradise, Angry Nates, Zion, and Blue Water Terrace...as mentioned earlier, ALL were excellent. We loved Zion for it's ambiance and unique selection and Duggans for the Whiskey Lobster. We found Cost-U-Less to be a good place for groceries and for something closer, we visited Seaside Market and Grill.

We learned the island pretty quickly, toured Frederiksted, Christiansted, and the Crusan distillery (what a blast), took the short trail to Jacks Bay and then returned to hike Goat Hill trail twice for the magnificent view of the entire that awaits at the top, and took the short drive to Point Udall to watch the sun rise. But we most enjoyed lounging in the pool at Villa Paradiso, having coffee in the morning, drinks at night, reading, etc.

I wish we could have done more on the island since there were other things that I would have like to do, but alas, the week passed quickly so I guess we'll just have to return! We, of course, HIGHLY recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great week!

  • 5 of 5

Our sentiments are the same as previous reviews! Great house and we loved staying there with friends. We had Chef Julianne and her crew 2 nights which was a real treat! Definitely recommend. Blue Water Terrace was very good and of course Duggan's Reef is a must too. Castaways/Ziggys are fun for a way more casual, yet local setting. We golfed 3 times, Buccaneer was the best. Gorgeous views! Can't wait to go back---still dreaming of laying in the pool on the raft with drinks in hand!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review! We are so happy you enjoyed the private chef experience, Hurry back!
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St. Croix's Best vacation luxury home

  • 5 of 5

Five of us stayed at Villa Paradiso for a week. The villa and the views of the ocean are just beyond words! Each separate bedroom suite has its own private area with a balcony each with their own amazing view. Heavenly to linger in your room and awake to the tropical birds just outside your private balcony. Each room gives complete privacy as if you are staying in separate villas. The common areas, the courtyard with the pool area, and the main part of the villa so wonderful and welcoming. Most mornings we would wake at different times coming together around the pool. The villa is designed in such a way that there is complete privacy for each bedroom suite. The architectural design of the villa allows early risers to linger over coffee by the pool without disburbing those who wanted to enjoy the comfortable beds. We enjoyed daily walks to Jack's Bay most mornings. Grape Tree beach we found to have the best snorkeling. It is a short walk or a 2 minute drive from the villa.

We spent two days diving with Cane Bay dive shop. Chris and Danielle were wonderful to dive with. I completed the open water certification while on vacation, with Chris as my instructor. The Eats at Cane Bay has the best drinks, service and burgers!

We went horseback riding with cowboy Steve thru Equus Rides. Not your sometimes boring trail ride!! Loved the conversation and the tour!

We have been back 12 hours and wish I was siting by the pool! If you want an amazing vacation read the reviews and schedule your week! You will not be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review of Villa Paradiso. Congratulations on your certification! It was great to hear about the horseback riding, sounds a good time for our guests. Colette
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Henry Rolsen Airport, St. Croix - CODE STX
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Divi Resort, Good Spirits
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
The Reef
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
South Shore Road
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Divi Carina Bay, Good Spirits, Duggan's Reef
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Grapetree Beach

9 Hole Golf Course The Reef located nearby

TWO 18 hole golf courses on the island

Lots of snorkling opportunities nearby

Many sailing and kayak tours available on the island

Walking/hiking distrance to Jack's and Isaac's Bay - National Park!

Great restaurants within 10 to 15 mins of the villa - one frequented by Martha Stewart (Blue Water Terrace) and one by the Kennedy family and Joe Biden ( Duggan's Reef)

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Rates & Availability

Grapetree Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season Fall 2016
Oct 22 2016 - Dec 17 2016
5 night minimum stay
$3,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
 
HOLIDAY 2016
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $36 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season 2017
Jan 2 2017 - Apr 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $36 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2017
Apr 16 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$3,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 23 2017
5 night minimum stay
$3,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
 
Xmas Week 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
$5,000
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$3,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 12.5%

RATES LISTED ARE FOR TWO GUESTS.
Summer Season : 4 Guests rate is $3300
6 Guests rate is $3600
High Season: 4 Guests rate is $4000
6 Guests rate is $4500
Tax of 12.5% is in addition
Service Fee is added by Homeaway and goes to them. Refundable damage deposit of $250

Sorry, no pets.
Please note 16 year old age minimum.

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Amenities

Grapetree Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Alarm System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Intercom System
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Telescope
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • One bathtub in the villa in Shannon suite
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Very high quality mattress - top of the line
    Ist Guest - 1 king , Four poster top of the line mattress
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Twins can be combined into king
  • Bedroom 2 - The Amber Suite can be accessed with no stairs from the parking pad.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Courtyard
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Owners are very willing to work with you, if you desire something additional.

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