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PURA VIDA: PRIVACY & SECLUSION - 1.5 ACRES IN CHOCOLATE HOLE - GREAT OCEAN VIEW

John & Maura Kelly

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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

John & Maura Kelly

Advertiser since: 2014
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Calendar last updated:
23 February, 2015
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PURA VIDA: PRIVACY & SECLUSION - 1.5 ACRES IN CHOCOLATE HOLE - GREAT OCEAN VIEW

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday villa in Chocolate Hole - Pura Vida

2 Br, 2.5 Bath; Views Of Hart Bay & Chocolate Hole Bay-Easy Access To Cruz Bay

Located on St. John’s beautiful south shore, Pura Vida (pure life), is a beautiful island home and private estate situated on 1.5 acres. The villa is surrounded by a profusion of native landscaping and historical Dutch ruins. Our villa's hilltop location makes for lots of lovely island breezes with wonderful views of Hart Bay and Chocolate Hole Bay.

Pura Vida boasts a wonderful floor plan and a downright glorious screened sitting area where you can sit and enjoy a good book or a nap. The two bedroom suites are private and tastefully appointed with all new furnishings and air conditioning for warm nights. Each bedroom has an en suite bathroom with tiled showers and glass doors, which will make you feel right at home.

An easy drive from town and top-notch beaches, Pura Vida is an excellent choice for experiencing St. John. Returning home after a long day in the sun, you can relax in the comfortable great room, prepare an island specialty dinner in the fully loaded kitchen, or enjoy a cool drink in the breeze while you watch the beautiful sunsets of St. John before rolling down the hill for a taste of Cruz Bay’s laid back nightlife.

Our community has a wonderful walking/hiking trail to Hart Bay. Just past our driveway (around the bend) there is a path on the left that will lead you through the canopy of trees to the beach. Take your coffee and stroll through the woods until you reach the beach with it's beautiful gentle breezes.

Special Offer: We are also the owners of the Virgin Island's #1 rated Day Spa: Drift Away Day Spa. As a bonus to our villa guests, please enjoy 20% off of all spa services at Drift Away Day Spa on St. John! To find a full list of services please call us at 340-775-2700 or visit our website: driftawaystjohn.com.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
John & Maura Kelly (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2014
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Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 February, 2015

About John & Maura Kelly

After finding St. John a few years ago on an anniversary trip - and falling in love immediately - we have been thrilled to purchase this wonderful and historic home in Chocolate Hole. We live in Maryland and have 8 children together - 6 children are now in college or beyond, leaving us with two boys at home. We travel to St. John frequently as we have also purchased a business on the island - Drift Away Day Spa. We love our new vacation home and we know you will love it also.

John & Maura Kelly

John & Maura Kelly purchased this villa in 2013

Why John & Maura Kelly chose Chocolate Hole

We chose this property because it is extremely unique for St. John. While all properties are beautiful on this island, this house caught our attention immediately as we drove up the long driveway, past the historic ruins to the expansive yard and surroundings. It is truly a private sanctuary in which to enjoy the island and all it has to offer. Additionally, the location is absolutely ideal for getting to Cruz Bay and the North Shore beaches.

What makes this villa unique

The open floor plan is ideal for a gathering or simply relaxing and viewing the ocean. Enjoy the walking trail to Hart Bay. The screened sitting area is ideal for a late afternoon cocktail, for sitting and enjoying a book, or for taking a nice nap while enjoying glorious breezes and viewing the lovely landscaping. It's a very quick trip to Cruz Bay - great for an evening of dinner or activity. The house is equipped with everything you will need for a wonderful vacation - beach chairs, coolers, snorkel equipment, and a full stocked kitchen in which you can prepare any meal of your choosing.

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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

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Pura Vida: Privacy & Seclusion - 1.5 Acres In Chocolate Hole - Great Ocean View
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
5

Our second stay in paradise!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have had the luxury of staying at Pura Vida. Our group included two couples and 3 young children. The layout of the house is perfect for two families since the master suites are on separate levels. The gorgeous kitchen was well equipped and easy to prepare all of our meals in. There was plenty of cookware, plates and utensils for our party of 7.

The owners have thoughtfully provided tons of games, movies and books to enjoy while at the house. The home is tasefully decorated and extremely clean and well kept. The linens and mattresses are plush and very comfortable. No expense was spared in outfitting this home. It was noticed and appreciated!!

Although laundry was not on the top of my favorite activities while on vacation, it was very nice to have access to the washer and dryer, especially with young children. In the laundry room we also found plenty of snorkeling equipment, coolers and beach chairs. It was nice not having to rent those items.

Pura Vida is easy to find and only a short drive to Cruz Bay. We loved being close to the St John Market. (We found the prices to be more reasonable than at Starfish). It was easy to drive into town for happy hour and shopping. We loved letting the kids run around on the beach while we sipped painkillers from Joe's Rum Hut and Beach Bar.

We went on a beautiful sunset sail on the Kekoa one night. Highly recommended! The all female crew was fun, friendly and informative.

We would definitely recommend Pura Vida to any of our friends and family. The owners have been wonderful to work with. One of these trips we hope to check out their day spa!!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Gorgeous home, amazing views, great location!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four had the pleasure of staying at Pura Vida this year for our Christmas vacation. What a lovely home! It is beautifully decorated and equipped with everything we needed for an enjoyable stay. We loved being in Chocolate Hole as it is a short five minute drive into Cruz Bay but offers peace and quiet and privacy. We never heard noise from any of the surrounding neighbors.

With two young children (3 and 14 months), we prepared most of our meals at the house which was very easy to do in the gorgeous kitchen. I am still talking about that kitchen! The owners provided everything needed to make me feel at home while cooking. They even provided an assortment of meats, cheeses and sides from one of the local delis upon our arrival. So thoughtful and generous! We cooked many meals on the grill on the back deck with the great views. The few times we did eat out we enjoyed Morgan's Mango, banana deck and the Fish Trap. Candy's BBQ was our go to for take out. Baked in the Sun was our favorite lunch spot.

Our days were spent on the beaches. Towels, chairs, coolers and snorkel gear are provided at the house which was nice that we didn't have to purchase or rent those items. Hawksnest was the closest and easiest beach to access with the kids. Cinnamon and Francis were also our favorites.

We rented a Jeep for our stay from Mr Pipers but found a weekly parking option at L&J (I think that's the name. It's right next to the police station in Cruz Bay). It was a much cheaper deal than paying the daily fees closer to the ferry dock. It was a breeze to drive into town for happy hour or to get a smoothie. (We loved Scoops for our morning smoothies).

We couldn't have asked for a nicer place to stay during our trip. The owners were very accommodating and easy to work with. We will definitely be back to Pura Vida!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

In a nutshell, fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

The house is very nice and comfortable, well maintained and clean. It's very well equipped and the rooms are very private. There are beautiful views of the sea and Chocolate Hole (a small lake) from the deck, where one can enjoy a barbecue. From the main room, one can take a view of the sea from the very bed at waking up. The owners were kind enough to let us use their snorkeling equipment and beach chairs. We got what we were promised and enjoyed the good advice of the property manager. Cruz Bay is ten minutes away, where we had dinner at Morgan's Mango, a nice restaurant run by an Argentine national, with excellent sea food and good burgers for the kids. On top of that, for those that enjoy historical places, at the entrance of the property one can see the remnants of the 18th or 19th century Danish owner's house, who is buried, together with relatives (one might suppose), in another part of the park. All in all, a beautiful experience. Certainly recommended for a family and two children or two couples.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Property manager Steve was really friendly and helpful in getting us settled in this great house. Thank you Steve!

The house is located at a perfect location, very easy to find and near both the beaches and downtown. The living room is spacious and recently renovated, where we enjoyed watching tv and movies(it has dish network; the wifi is fast too). We also found everything we need in the kitchen for cooking, that's very thoughtful of the owner. Air conditioning in both bedrooms, nice! The only grip is that the second bedroom is not connected to the main floor. It is only accessible from the outside. So mosquitoes can get in when people go to the second bedroom at evening times... need to spray some insect repellent at dusk.

Overall we very much enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend this place.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Liang - thank you for the review - I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. St John is a great place to visit. Please come back to Pura Vida again next time! John & Maura Kelly
5

Paradise inside and out

  • 5 of 5

I'm writing this on my last full day of the week... The only morning of rain since we arrived on beautiful St. John. The rain gives me a good excuse to not rush out the door in a frenzy to see, once again, every square inch of the island. I've been yearning to relax on the porch and take my time. What a gorgeous location and magnificent house! It has been an absolute treat to stay here. The outside of the house is gorgeous... A variety of flowering plants, hummingbirds, and lizards await. The house appears to be new but I think was recently renovated. The inside was immaculate when we arrived. There was a thoughtful variety of goodies awaiting us in the refrigerator - thank you! The house is decorated beautifully and beckons one to hang out and relax. Every turn is visually appealing. Every amenity was well thought out ... The towels were plush, the bed so comfortable, the bathroom products were awesome. I usually don't use a/c on the island but this week was warmer than I was used to, so greatly appreciated sleeping with it on. I've stayed in several houses on St. John, and this is by far my favorite. Consider yourself lucky if you are able to book this house- you will not be disappointed! Thank you, John and Maura!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 22, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a good time! The home was beautiful, it provided us with everything we needed for the week in the home as far as beach towels, kitchen utensils, wash detergent, etc! The refrigerator was already packed with a few snacks! Our kids and us played the games provided and watched the movies in the home. The a/c in the bedroom blew cold enough to be comfortable when we slept! The location was quiet and the view was amazing!! Thanks for letting us stay in your home!! We will definitely be back!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Cruz Bay Ferry
Car: necessary

Chocolate Hole is an excellent location convenient to local beaches and downtown Cruz Bay. Our community has a beautiful walking trail to Hart Bay. Take your coffee mug with you and stroll down to the beach in the morning and take in the beautiful ocean breezes. Path starts past our driveway after the bend in the road. The path will be on the left side of the road. You'll travel through a canopy of trees ending up at the beach.

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Prices & Availability

From $330 Nightly

Prices for this holiday villa in Chocolate Hole, St John

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High Season
4 Jan 2015 - 31 May 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,519
for 3 nights
From
$440
$3,086
 
 
Summer/Fall
1 Jun 2015 - 20 Nov 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,189
for 3 nights
From
$330
$2,399
 
 
Thanksgiving
21 Nov 2015 - 28 Nov 2015
3 night minimum stay
$2,179
for 3 nights
From
$660
$4,324
 
 
Fall Season
29 Nov 2015 - 18 Dec 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,436
for 3 nights
From
$412
$2,949
 
 
Christmas/New Year Season
19 Dec 2015 - 2 Jan 2016
3 night minimum stay
$2,179
for 3 nights
From
$660
$4,324
 
 
High Season 2016
3 Jan 2016 - 4 Jun 2016
3 night minimum stay
$1,519
for 3 nights
From
$440
$3,224
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$1,189
for 3 nights
From
$330
$2,399
 

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection $49
Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 10.0%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Chocolate Hole in St John

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
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 ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Beautiful tiled shower with open air glass wall
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Beautiful tiled shower with open air glass wall
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Convenient half bath off kitchen
  • Bathrooms are entirely remodeled with new tile showers with glass walls, tile floors and fixtures.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Elevated master bed with a great view of Chocolate Hole Bay
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Private bedroom with en suite bath
  • Bedrooms are air-conditioned for peaceful sleeping on warm nights. They have been completely remodeled with entirely new furniture. Master Bedroom #1 has an elevated bed with a great view of Chocolate Hole Bay. Sliding windows on two sides of the room allow for a wonderful night's sleep enjoying the island breezes.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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