Awesome pool! High quality, affordable, 3 bd/2 ba near Cruz Bay, beaches, trails
About Melanie Stephens
We have the good fortune of living in two amazing places - Winter Park, a ski town in the high Colorado Rockies and St John, one of the most amazing islands in the world. We fell in love with St John many years ago and the only way we could spend more time on the island was to purchase and remodel our own home! Its taken us a long time, but we have built a great quality home with beautiful amenities and we are very proud of it! One of the best things about being on St John is having family-time there with our kids (ages 12 and 14). They LOVE it! They are learning so much about the local ecology and the Caribbean culture. We have made some priceless family memories together on the island.
Melanie Stephens purchased this House in 2011
Why Melanie Stephens chose Estate Glucksberg and Grunwald
We love this neighborhood and our neighbors. This is a wonderful area filled with people and families who live on St John full-time. We enjoy having this property that allows us to experience island life like a local. The property feels private and safe. At the same time, we have close access to all of the amazing North Shore beaches and the Virgin Islands National Park.
What makes this House unique
The home sits in a part of the island that is known for its lush, islandy vegetation (the lot next to us has the largest mango tree on the island). We are down at the bottom of a hill (so we do not have a water view) - and at the end of a road, so there is relatively little noise from the road or other cars. Its a true oasis -- a one-of-a-kind property with a real St John island feel. And when the nature around us comes alive at night, their tropical sound is just so amazing to hear.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:7 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
Refunds will be given upon cancellation only if we can rebook the house at same rate for same dates.
In the event of a hurricane, we offer you a choice of either a 100% credit towards a future stay, or an 80% refund.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
A hidden gem
Sweet Palm is a true gem... As first timers on the island, we learned quickly the 'island life' where things are 'rustic' and certain amenities we are used to on mainland may not be readily available. This is where this place shines, as it truly has it all - bright and airy (fresh and new), large, air-conditioned bedrooms, filtered water throughout, super comfortable (high quality) furniture.. I don't need to list it all, as it's all in the description; I can only confirm that it is the fact - the place is impeccable. Although it does not have water views, it's a non-issue, as you spend all day at the beach. The main attraction is that you'll be incredibly comfortable and well rested when you are back in the house at night.. chilling at the pool, enjoying each other's company in the comfort of a beautiful home. I also cannot say enough good things about the hosts, Mike and Melanie. They truly are some of the best people I came across, and it shows in the way they created this home - it is made with guests in mind, and they will ensure a great stay. Sweet Palm is going to be our home away from home!
Thanks so much for your kind words and for taking the time to write a review of your stay at Sweet Palm. We really appreciate it!! It was truly a pleasure to get to know you and to have your awesome family as our first guests. We are so happy you enjoyed your time on St John, and at our island home, and we absolutely look forward to seeing you again very soon!
Feel like a true St John "local" when you stay in our newly-constructed island home, tucked into a cool, shady, tropical rainforest setting with lush foliage in a safe, residential neighborhood surrounded by local islanders and their families.
Our peaceful, quality villa offers upscale contemporary amenities (think: espresso maker) coupled with a perfect location for accessing all of the activities this Caribbean island has to offer, from the stunning beaches and hiking trails to a friendly, active nightlife.
Mornings are peaceful (with the exception of the crowing of local wild roosters!) and private. Our kitchen has every thing needed for you to have your perfect island cappuccino and breakfast on the screened-in porch overlooking the pool and pergola.
You are only a 5 -10- minute drive from some of the world's most stunning beaches, Virgin Islands National Park and the islands most popular trailheads leading to short or all-day hikes to beaches and history, all accessible in every direction.
Our home offers everything you need for fun at the beach including beach chairs, coolers, umbrella and towels. After your sunny, sandy beach or hiking day, your cool, peaceful "jungle" oasis awaits you and your family.
At days end, your cool oasis awaits you with a beautifully lit 9 x 13 cocktail pool, shaded pergola and barbeque area with expansive deck and tropical foliage and lighting. The open nature of our home/property allows families to spread out for both playing and relaxing with some in the front living area or on the outdoor screened-in deck, while others relax on the pergola and deck or play in the pool.
At sundown, the property starts to come alive with the sounds of the forest. Festive string lights wrapped around trees towering into the starry sky - and the soft, revolving lights of the pool reflecting into the night sets the mood for your island evening.
You will be assured of a good night's sleep in our air-conditioned rooms (note: the general living space/kitchen is screened-in open-air) and quality beds/mattresses, sung to sleep by the cacophony of the island lullaby.
Our in-home washer/dryer unit offers the convenience of doing your laundry on-site.
Also for your convenience, an on-island property manager is available for any issues that may arise during your stay.
This is the sweetest "family" property and best value in this price range on the island. We are offering the home for this price given that our construction is not complete until the beginning of December, and so we are not able to show the finished photos. We understand this is "unfinished" aspect is a risk for your family looking to book your special vacation so we are offering this special pricing in order to offset that risk for you.
Please call us with any questions or concerns.
We look forward to hosting you at our beautiful island home!
Property is non-smoking. No Pets. Less 10% when paying cash.