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Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday villa in Gift Hill - Starstruck
4 bedrooms and 5 bath, sleeps 8
The blending of a Mediterranean style villa with local Caribbean detailing has created an inviting and relaxing, private island retreat. The open floor plan and indoor and outdoor living areas allow guests to experience the best of the Caribbean... Warm sun, cool breezes, and the shooting stars at night.
There is a 16 foot high native stone wall provides complete privacy for guests in the pool and while sunbathing . The great room , patios , and en-suite bedrooms all experience the breathtaking ocean views.
Bethany plantation: Starstruck is perched on gifft hill , which in 18Th century st john was farmed with sugar came. Now over 100 acres of land between starstruck and the Moravian church which was known as Bethany plantation.
having grown up on st john after my parents sailed here from Rhode Island in 1967
owner purchased this villa in 2005
Why owner chose Gift Hill
the view and privacy
relaxing in true plantation style surroundings
What makes this villa unique
quiet , with over 100 acres of open space around the villa
Guestbook comments from the owner
Starstruck Day and Night"
My wife, teenage daughter with friend, and I spent a week at "Starstruck" for our first visit to St. John. The accommodations, view and privacy left nothing to be desired. The location lent itself to convenient downtown access for shopping and night life while also being a perfect launching point for excursions to the island's back-side. Lounging by the pool for an afternoon grilling, using the Jacuzzi for an aqua massage or taking in the untainted night sky from the stone patio or terrace very quickly became our regimen. ___
Great house, awesome views . Conveniently located, yet private. Hot tub was a nice plus. Onsite representative was very helpful and knowledgeable. Kitchen was well stocked and had a great breeze. Pool was nice size but didn't get much chance to use it.
Review Submitted: 28-Dec-2014
Date of Stay: Dec 2014
Owner's Response: I'm happy you and your family enjoyed Starstruck
The photos don't do this gorgeous villa justice!
5 out of 5
My husband and I just returned from our 6th trip to St. John, and are thrilled we picked a new house to stay in this year. We traveled in a group of 8, and Starstruck was the perfect size and layout for 2 couples and 4 singles with four equally laid-out queen bedrooms, each with the same view and an en suite bathroom that includes double sinks (no battling over the rooms, whatsoever). Our views from Starstruck were incredible -- we stood on the balconies in the evenings, looking out on Cruz Bay towards St. Thomas as the sun set in the distance. As we told the property manager, Denise, the photos online do not do Starstruck justice (the views are the best we've had in all of our years staying on St. John)! Starstruck has a big dining table and kitchen to accommodate a group of our size, a lovely private pool, a hot tub looking out over Cruz Bay, plenty of outdoor patio dining tables in the front and back of the house, and beach towels, chairs, and snorkel gear available for guest use. While our stays on St. John are usually seamless, we had a bit of a crisis one morning with our house's safe battery dying while all of our passports and money were trapped inside when we were supposed to be heading out on a BVI cruise. Denise answered our panicked calls at 6 in the morning and came through with a maintenance man who was able to get into the safe and retrieve our items before the morning was over. She even helped to rebook us on a private charter to the BVI the next day and covered the extra costs for our troubles. She was exceptional in her service and is an asset to the management of Starstruck. The owner, Jay, is also easily accessible, friendly, and a pleasure to coordinate with when we were planning our trip. We would stay here again in a heartbeat, and gladly recommend it to anyone looking for breathtaking views, proximity to Cruz Bay and the western beaches, and higher-end accommodations for a surprisingly affordable price. Thank you Denise and Jay for another memorable week on our favorite island!
We had a spectacular stay at Starstruck. The home layout and amenities are true to the listing and pictures online. We loved being close enough to Cruz Bay to get "in town" and yet feeling away from it all when we were at Starstruck. The home was immaculate when we arrived. The owner, Jay, was a pleasure to deal with as was his on island property manager Denise. The house is perfect for a family or several couples. We were there with our three college age children. We used the pool everyday and enjoyed beautiful sunsets from the back porch each evening. Everything we needed was at our fingertips. . . beach chairs, coolers, snorkel gear, and an incredibly well equipped kitchen. We would go back in a heart beat and rent from Jay any time.
Starstruck is simply a perfect villa, location. This trip my son and daughter-in-law went with Renee and myself. They were in awe of the entire experience. The villa has no wants or additional needs. We are avid hikers and each morning we would drive to any of the trails, eat lunch, then enjoy the rest of the day at the villa. The pool is excellent as well as all amenities. We do tend to spend much time around east end as we love all the trails. Skinny's, tourist trap(lobster wraps), shipwreck great lunches. Dinner- Morgan's Mango, Lime Inn, Rhumbline, and my wife's favorite, a nite at home enjoying the villa with Ronnis's pizza! Dave McCann
Our stay at Starstruck was simply perfect. The home is stunning, clean, and well appointed. It's also perfectly situated to get anywhere on the island. We visited Maho Bay and Saltwater Pond using the beach chairs, coolers, and sand toys available at the house. We did yoga on the bottom porch overlooking Pillsbury Sound and listening to the breeze rustle the tropical leaves. The kids loved the pool and rafts. And we ate breakfast dinner almost every day outside on the upper porch. We loved the layout of the house. We had six adults, two children and a baby using all four bedrooms. I really appreciated how quiet the house was so the baby could take naps and go to bed earlier than everyone else without worrying about noise. We would definitely love to return someday.
Review Submitted: 13-Mar-2014
Date of Stay: Feb 2014
Owner's Response: I'm always happy when my guests appreciate the
Results after building for 5 years!
Its worth all the effort
We stayed here last year and are staying again in a few months. It's a perfect location for Cruz and Coral Bay access. Sunsets are stunning. We always raced home to be sure we were there for it every night-no happy hours at The Beach Bar, Gifft Hill has the best views! We've also stayed at Skyway, which we also love. In my opinion, the appeal to Starstruck however is for families with little ones. We liked having them in bedrooms with only interior access as well as no direct access to pool which his hard to find on STJ. Both are fantastic homes-just a matter of who you are traveling with! Jay and Denise are a pleasure to work with...book it!
Review Submitted: 09-Jan-2014
Date of Stay: Feb 2013
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Prices for this holiday villa in Gift Hill, St John
Additional pricing information
off season til 11/19/13and11/27/13to12/17/13and4/13/14to11/18/14and11/26/13to12/16/13 as follows: 3500/1-2pp(1br) 4500/ 3-4pp(2br)/5000/ 5-6pp(3br6000/ 7-8pp(4br); 12/18/14 to 1/8/14 9500 (1-8 guests) 2-16-14 to 2-23-14 presidents week in season rates apply •••••• 11/20/13 to 11/26/13 thanksgiving6000; In season 1/8/14 to 4/13/14 4000 1-2pp (1br) 45003-4pp (2br) 5000 5-6pp) 3br 6000 7-8 pp (4br) 10 % vi hotel tax additional