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Colette Diegel and Tim Diegel

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, In writing - any language with Google Translate

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

29 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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St. Croix 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;

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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  • 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
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.


based on 29 traveler reviews

VILLA PARADISO -Luxury Home with Knife Edge Pool and Mesmerizing Ocean Views
average rating of 4.965517 based on 29 reviews

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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  • 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 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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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Breathtaking Oceanfront Home

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 6 adults stayed one week in this amazing HOME! Our group has traveled the past 6 years to various homes in the Caribbean, and this by far was our favorite! We walked to Isaacs beach numerous days, snorkeled around the amazing reef, and returned to your beautiful home and lounged and swam in the saline pool. Each couple had all the privacy they wanted with the most comfortable beds in our suites, that included our private balconies with the most magnificent views of the ocean! There simply was nothing we needed.. Bobbie, Bob, and Colette... you left no detail uncovered!! We went to Turtle Beach with Captain Heinz .. ate Whiskey Lobster at Duggans, amazing sandwiches and fun at Ziggys, and returned twice to Blue Water Terrace , the desserts were to die for!! Bobbie and Bob thanks for rescuing us when we had rental car problems... everything you both did was above and beyond. Colette.. communication and payments were easy, thanks for sharing your beautiful home!!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are so glad you had a great vacation and especially appreciating our dream team. They are just the most caring and professional people! We are so lucky to have them looking after our guests. Hurry back! Colette and Tim
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Perfect Location and Amazing Views

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from an eight night stay at the villa. The pictures do not show how spectacular the view is from everywhere on the property. Sitting in the recliners on the patio gazing out to the ocean and listening to the waves crashing below was so very relaxing. In the evenings, the sky was filled with stars and we could see the lights of the Divi resort and casino. This was a family vacation for us with our adult children and the layout of the villa with three separate suites worked perfectly. The furnishings and decor of the villa are very nice and chosen with comfort in mind. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you need to cook your meals and all the basics such as detergents, paper towels and toilet paper are supplied. We prepared and had most of our meals at the villa sometimes enjoying them outside on the patio. We enjoyed the privacy of the East End where the villa is located. Hiking to the nearby Jack and Isaac's bay we had the beaches to ourselves. Nothing on the island is that far from the villa. Bobbie was very helpful with information on island happenings and events and places to snorkel. Colette provided detailed information in preparation for our stay at the villa including suggestions for activities on the island, places to eat and things to see. We were very happy with our choice of Villa Paradiso and all of us thoroughly enjoyed our stay there. Thank you Colette and Tim for sharing your beautiful home on St. Croix.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review! It is so gratifying that our guests are always so enthusiastic about the villa. It is a very special place and we thank you so much for your visit! Hurry back. 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)


Rates & Availability

St. Croix Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2016
Apr 17 2016 - Aug 27 2016
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
Low Season Fall 2016
Oct 22 2016 - Dec 17 2016
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
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
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
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
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
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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St. Croix Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
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
  • 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
  • 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.

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