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

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,400 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, sleeps 6

Start your Caribbean vacation by being greeted at the airport by Bobbie, our attentive guest services concierge, who will escort you to beautiful Villa Paradiso. 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 fabulous 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.

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 . The ambience of the home is casual elegance and it is maintained to the highest standards by our team. Our wonderful reviews show our attention to detail in every aspect of your stay, from

the moment your arrive to when you depart Villa Paradiso.

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.

More Details

Colette Diegel and Tim Diegel
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, In writing - any language with Google Translate
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2017

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 30 and 31. My father, Terry, is also pictured.

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.


Grapetree Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • 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
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • 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
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • 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
Owners are very willing to work with you, if you desire something additional.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)

VILLA PARADISO -Luxury Home with Knife Edge Pool and Mesmerizing Ocean Views
average rating of 4.972973 based on 37 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We were three couples staying at Villa Paradiso for ten days. Collette was extremely responsive and helpful throughout the research, booking and follow up process. She even did some grocery shopping for us to get the ten days started. Providing us with a cell phone at the house was helpful as Verizon service was not reliable on the island. The island was perfect for the six of us. We travel together to the Carribbean each year and rent a villa and found this island and villa to be just what we wanted.......less populated, no cruise ships, empty beaches, local stores, hotels and restaurants without the hustle and bustle of large chains or towns. The beaches and snorkelling (especially Buck Island trip) were magnificent. We walked to Jack's and Isaacs Bay and felt like we were in Paradise. We loved eating at Blue Water Terrace several times. The island felt very safe and we even got to attend the Jump Up (which was like Carnival); a fabulous treat if it is there when you go (four times a year).

Now about the was impeccably clean and well stocked. We really only needed to get basic food and drink supplies for the entire ten days we were there. The three couples each had a beautiful bedroom with full bath, fantastic view and individual terrace. The common areas were beautifully appointed and we spent almost all of our time around the gorgeous endless pool and outdoor table taking in the magnificent view and fabulous weather. Clearly, the house was well designed and decorated with this in mind. Collette has thought of everything you might need from beach chairs, coolers, umbrellas, beach bag, yoga mats, swim noodles for the pool, beach towels to blenders, electric tea kettle, cleaning supplies, telescope, etc. We really felt at home with no need to run out and purchase anything.

Of all the villas we have stayed at over the years this was the best and we hope to return in the near future. Thank you Collette and Bobbie for sharing St. Croix and all of your assistance in making this a perfect vacation for all of us!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for being such great guests. We really aim to make our guests happy so it is so great to hear your nice comments. We are very fortunate to have Bobbie! She is our star!
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Gorgeous Home and Spectacular Views

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I wanted to show our kids the island of St Croix and we decided to book our 10 day vacation at the Villa Paradiso. Collete gave us so much information about car rentals, island tours and beach locations it made our preplanning very easy. She made arrangements for Bobby and Bob to meet us at the airport and also made sure we had some groceries to get us through our late night arrival. Villa Paradiso is breathtaking with so many elegant designer touches throughout the estate from artwork, to linens and of course the architecture of the home itself. We really enjoyed the trade winds and never needed the air-conditioning in the main house. We appreciated being able to grill some of our dinners and relax by the pool with the breathtaking views. Thank you Collete and Bobby for making our stay one the whole family will always remember.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were delightful guests! Hurry back!
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A stay to remember! The view is breathtaking! The island is refreshingly welcoming & not touristy.

  • 5 of 5

Our recent stay at Villa Paradiso could not have been better. Everything from Bob & Bobbie to Collete's spectacular home to the laid back welcoming vibe of the island was beyond our expectations. My husband & I and our two adult boys had a vacation with a perfect mix of relaxing time and fun & interesting outings including a Buck Island snorkel katamaran tour with Heinz, deep sea fishing charter (caught snapper & wahoo), ATV tour, & private cooking at our Villa with Chef Juliana. We had wonderful dinners at Duggans, Ziggys, & Blue Water Terrrace. We spent great tennis/beach days at the Buccaneer and gambled at Divi Bay Casino one evening.

We can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review!
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Beautiful home with an even better view

  • 5 of 5

Four of us stayed at Villa Paradiso for a week during Thanksgiving. The view from the pool overlooking the water has to be experienced. We rented a Jeep and probably ate half our meals at the house and half around the island. Every day we drove to a different beach or two. The house has everything you need to make your stay the best it can be. This was by far the nicest property we have stayed at while visiting St. Croix; we didn't want to leave. Thanks to Colette and Bobbi for organizing our stay. We had an incredible time and hope to be back some day.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write about our view and saying it was by far the nicest property on St. Croix that you have stayed at. We work really hard on maintenance which is a full time job in the Caribbean! Also thank you for complimenting Bobbie who is just a national treasure. She goes out of her way to make guests make sure they have everything they need. The combination of a great property and a great management team makes for a wonderful guest experience. It is our pleasure to have you!
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The Perfect Vacation Place

  • 5 of 5

We spent 2 weeks in St Croix at the luxurious Villa Paradisio. The four of us were greeted at the airport by Bobby and Bob who set us up and even shopped for some staples to start our first day. Bobby made a reservation for dinner that night at Duggan’s Restaurant for us that was much appreciated after a long day on the plane. We all enjoyed the gourmet meals in a relaxing seaside atmosphere.

When we arrived at owners Colette and Tim’s Villa, the impression was so much to take in at once. Walking through the well-groomed plant lush path to enter the gates that opened to the large patio and pool area took our breath away. Pictures do not do this gorgeous space justice. Walking into a lovely living space with a welcome well set up kitchen to match was just the beginning. The bedroom suites were perfect with large closets to stow everything, comfy beds, and patios to spend time taking in the views of the ever changing sky and to gaze across the sea.

The pool was such a gift to delight in each day as we relaxed and took in the spectacular views of the surrounding area. Sunsets and Sunrises were amazing. The rooms were spacious and welcoming. We needed nothing because everything was there.

Colette was so easy to reach and shared so many ideas of places to eat, or to spend time at, when we could pull ourselves away from Villa Paradiso. We enjoyed the Moko Jumbies dancers at the Buccaneer and had a full-sized hand painted one on the patio wall to enjoy at the Villa. The walk down to Jacks and Isaac Beaches was rewarded with unobstructed grand views around each corner. Walking through the different trees and cactus on a well-trodden path was so worth the trip.

We would highly recommend this villa to anyone. Our stay early November was warm and sunny… just what the doctor ordered. Staying here again would be another dream come true.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind and thoughtful review. Everyone says the pictures don't do the home justice and I agree. It is just breathtaking.
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  • 5 of 5

First of all, the pictures don't do the house justice. The house is truly an amazing property. Its the last house on the road, almost the last house on the southeastern end of the island. My wife and I were completely overwhelmed with this beautiful home. So many patios and areas to just sit and watch the ocean and the world go by. So comfortable to come back to after a day of diving, boating, or exploring the island. It's like coming back to your own private compound on a Caribbean island. Everything you could want and more in this beautiful home. Clean, well maintained, and beautiful décor. Owners were great to work with and provided a welcome basket and more. Also had someone meet us at the airport to help us get to the house. I couldn't recommend this property more and would rent it again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review of Villa Paradiso. You were wonderful guests!
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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
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Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
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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)


Rates & Availability

Grapetree Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
Apr 16 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
Fall 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
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
Flat fee
High Season 2018
Dec 30 2017 - Apr 15 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
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%

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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