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Private Beachfront Villa (CC's Accepted)

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
5 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in East End - Seahaven Beachfront Villa

3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, sleeps 6

Seahaven is one of 50 private home sites located in St. John's exclusive, East End community of Privateer Bay. One of the most beautiful places in the world and carefully designed to stay that way. Seahaven and the other east facing lots feature a stunning panorama of the British Virgin Island Chain.

Beautiful Privateer Bay Beach is on site or Newfound Beach and the famous North Shore beaches are a short drive away. Scuba, snorkeling, swimming, beach combing on site. Panoramic views of Privateer Bay and British Virgin Islands from expansive decks. Private Pool, Satelllite TV, hi-speed Internet, VCR, DVD, CD, tape player, Books, games, etc. Gas grill, dishwasher, MW, toaster, blender, hair dryer, ironing board, beach chairs, Sleeps 6. 2 twins in each room can be converted to one King. Air-Conditioning and Ceiling fans in every room. Inside and outside dining.

Scuba and Snorkeling: The beach on site is accessible for scuba and snorkeling. You can walk to the beach in 3 to 4 minutes from the house or drive your car with-in several feet of the beach for offloading of gear. Expansive reef starting ten feet offshore. Water depths from 3 feet sloping gradually to 100 feet plus within several hundred yards. Visibility varies up to 100 feet plus. Point to left of beach has drop off for wall diving. Within several minutes by boat to 'The Indians', the 'Wreck of the Rhone' and the 'Caves' of Norman Island.

Beaches: Villa is situated on Privateer Bay Beach. It is a short 3 to 4 minute walk down the driveway to the beach. Newfound Beach which is also part of the Privateer Bay Homeowners Association is just a short three min drive away. Both beaches are private and are maintained by PBHA. The famous and popular 'North Shore' beaches, Trunk Bay, Cinnamon Bay, Honeymoon and others are just a short drive up Centerline Road to the North Shore Road.

Dining: Several very good restaurants are located in Coral Bay which is just 4 miles away. Cruz Bay which is 9 miles away has many more restaurants for your dining pleasure including the 'Rhumb Line' made famous during Kenny Chesney and Renee Zellweger recent wedding on St John.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Bob Crowder
Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
28 November, 2016
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About Bob Crowder

Bob and Barb and their two grown sons Bobby and Richie are avid swimmers, snorkelers and scuba divers. Having lived near the ocean most of their lives they decided to build their retirement home on a beach. After over 20 beach vacations throughout the Caribbean, Hawaii and both coasts of Mexico, they decided on St John due to its exceptional beaches, 'Park-like' environment (St John is mostly National Park), lack of crowds, privacy, and the security of being a United States Territory, etc they made the easy decision to build on St John. Bob is a engineer for one of the nations largest contractors and in his spare time has built the familiy's homes each they relocated around the country. So building their retirement home was a natural progression. We used local labor to clear the land and build the foundation and then with Bob as the crew chief, Barb as the crew cook, their two sons and five of their college buddies erected the post and beam home in a little over three weeks. Local labor came back at that point to finish the home out.

After receiving her masters degree in Physical Education, Barb taught physical education for over 30 years in several states including Rhode Island and California. She also was a USS swim coach and US Masters swim coach. Barb was an accomplished swimmer at UNC Chapel Hill and continued swimming as a masters swimmer winning several national championships. Bob recieved his engineering degree from Duke where he also swam and he and Barb have swum masters together for over 35 years now. They recently teamed up for a 'mixed' relay with another couple and set a national record for the 55 to 59 age group.

Their oldest son, Bobby is a radiologist in Phoenix and engaged to be married to a radiologist. Their youngest son, Richie, is an accomplished freelance photographer, living with his wife of 5 years in Portland, Oregon.

Bob Crowder purchased this villa in 2005

Why Bob Crowder chose St John

Bob had visited the Virgin Islands while on a training trip with the Duke swim team back in 1975 and swore to all his college buddies that he was going to build a home and retire in the Virgin Islands. Of course they didn't beleive him. After over 20 beach vacations throughout the Caribbean, Hawaii and both coasts of Mexico, Barb and Bob decided on St John due to its exceptional beaches, 'Park-like' environment (St John is mostly National Park), lack of crowds, privacy, and the security of being a United States Territory, etc they made the easy decision to build on St John. Of course Bob makes it a habit of inviting his best swimming buddy from Duke to visit every year at Seahaven to rub it in that he decided at age 19 where he was going to retire!!!

What makes this villa unique

Seahaven is situated directly on one of the best swimming and snorkeling beaches in the Islands with fantastic views of the crescent shaped tropical beach of Privateer Bay off the deck. In addition, some of the best beaches in world just minutes away by car. Most of the island is a National Park founded by the Vanderbilts in the late 50's making St John a unique tropical paradise.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

Private Beachfront Villa (CC's Accepted)
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews


  • 5 of 5

So amazing! I know the island well and was very much looking forward to staying at Privateer Bay. This property is away from it all, which is exactly what we want. There is one house below, but you would never know it by sound etc. The view and bay are so beautiful, the snorkeling is awesome, I even saw an octopus, which is not common to see. The house itself is gorgeous, tongue-in-groove wood throughout, windows all across the front so no view is blocked. It is completely stocked, I bought all the things I thought I would need, TP, paper towels, dish soap etc. waste of my money, they had it for us. Even a welcome bag in the fridge. Excellent entertainment system, dvd's, books. An incredibly comfortable house. I had friends over for a cookout, and it was the perfect house for entertaining. Very spacious and well laid out. I highly recommend, and I will go back! Also, communicating with the owners was easy and their response time quick. I am thoroughly impressed with Seahaven!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Adventurists Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent our Honeymoon here and everything about SeaHaven Villa made our stay feel magical! We especially enjoyed the secluded area and almost completely private bays in the area. The snorkeling was amazing, we saw sea turtles, dozens of species of fish, and giant star fish just like the photo above! Star gazing at night in the hammock was unforgettable, and it was so nice coming home to the villa after long days of hiking and swimming on the island to grill fresh fish on the balcony and listen to the sea. This home is equipped with everything you need to have a perfect vacation and we truly could not have asked for more. The owners were wonderful to work with and very helpful, along with the poperty manager, they made everything easy and carfree, just the kind of experience you are looking for when trying to relax! Thank you so much for everything, we can't wait to come back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cooper City, Florida

Great snorkeling, beautiful view, privacy

  • 5 of 5

Our family of six (four kids of all ages) spent a week at this home in late June, 2010. The home is in a remote location, in fact it is the last home on the island as far east as you can go. Getting around the island really isn't that bad. We did not have a four wheel drive, and we did fine. It's about forty five minutes to Cruz Bay (with lots of restaurants and complete grocery shopping, and fifteen minutes to a few restaurants and limited grocery shopping. The privacy here is fantastic. We had the entire bay to ourselves the whole week. The beach is pebbles, not sand. The snorkeling is fantastic, and we are picky snorkelers so that's really saying something. We saw a wide variety of marine life, including squid, lobsters, large schools of tangs, damsels, and a variety of corals. It was a little too rough for snorkeling the last two days we were there. The pool is TINY but the kids didn't care. It kept them entertained for hours. The home is comfortable, with great views, a kitchen we cooked great meals in, and an extensive video collection. Every night was movie night! Outside, mosquitos were quite a nuisance, but that was the case all over the island and not the fault of this property, but it made hanging outside on the deck not so desirable, at least not without bugspray. We learned pretty quickly to have a can of bugspray on hand at all times, even when traveling to different beaches (get out of the car, and start spraying!). Our only complaint about this property is the showers. The faucet is the kind that shuts off by itself after about four seconds. So to shower, you have to either hold down the knob with one hand, or press it every four seconds. The water is barely hot and comes out as little more than a trickle. We understand that it's a dry island, water is trucked in or is collected rain water, very expensive, and perhaps the owners did what they could to discourage long showers. It worked! We dealt with it, but a nice soothing shower after a day at the beach was a creature comfort that was sorely missing. All in all, this is a fantastic property with stunning views, easy ocean access, and luxurious privacy. The owners and property managers were a pleasure to deal with. We would come back, and recommend this property to others.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great news for future travelers to Seahaven. Even though this review rating was a 5 out 5, we know we can always make improvements and we wanted you to know we have adjusted the shower faucets to greatly increase the flow and the hot water. Water is still very much a premium on the island but this little compromise has helped make the showers a lot more enjoyable.
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Durham, NC

Great time at Seahaven

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our weeklong stay at Seahaven. The house is beautiful, well-maintained, and comfortable. We loved the privacy of the location, and we had the beach completely to ourselves. The views are amazing. The drive from Cruz Bay is scenic and fun, with overlooks, goats, rainbows, etc. Some restaurants, bars, and stores are even closer to the house, in nearby Coral Bay. We highly recommend Seahaven!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 17, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charlotte, NC

Seahaven is great!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Seahaven with two of our best friends, and it was a great trip! We had the most relaxing week! We loved how secluded and private the house is. It is truly an oasis. It epitomizes "paradise." The trip began with a beautiful ferry ride to St. John. Once on the island we rented a car and enjoyed the scenic route to the house. Along the way we enjoyed breathtaking views, friendly wildlife, and fun restaurants and bars. We were blown away by the expansive views at the house. It seemed like you can see forever on the porch and from nearly every room in the house. The house is well appointed with comfortable furnishings, a kitchen we cooked some great meals in, and a video library that rivals Blockbuster. We spent our week snorkeling in the bay below the house, hiking, and finding hidden spots on the island. The best part of the trip was that we "got away from it all." The four of us work in high stress jobs, and to relax in such a serene part of St. John was amazing. We weren't ready to leave when we did, and we've decided to return back every few years. From two couples who have traveled to Mexico, Europe, Costa Rica, and beyond, St. John and Seahaven have spoiled all future trips because there's no way another place can feel as magical.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 16, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Private Beachfront Villa

  • 5 of 5

Our family has stayed at Seahaven several times and absolutely love it. The Villa is located just above a very private beach. We love the privacy afforded by the fact that the home is one of only a handful of homes built so far in a private homeowners association that is 15 minutes from the nearest "town". The winding drive from town is one of the most scenic drives in the Virgin Islands with views of the Bristish Virgin Islands from the top of ridges one minute and breathtaking beach views driving right along the water the next. Very few "tourists" make it out to the East End making it like being on a deserted island most days. We have stayed at Seahaven several times and each time Privateer Bay Beach was calm and offered some of the best snorkeling in the islands. We can't wait to go back.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 16, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
St Thomas
Nearest Ferry
9 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
East End Road and Centerline
Car: recommended

St. John, the smallest and most idyllic of the three United States Virgin Islands, is best known for its dozens of post card perfect white sand beaches, turquoise bays abounding in colorful corals and rainbows of tropical fish and endless vistas of green velvet hills. Only nine miles long and three miles wide, two thirds of the island is the Virgin Islands National Park, so its spectacular beaches and untouched forests will remain that way for generations to come and be accessible to all. There are tours of the National Park by Jeep or safari bus and hikes on spectacular trails led by Park Rangers who enrich the experience with talks on the island's history and geology as well as its flora and fauna. Frequent visitors to St. John are beach lovers who are always ready to go back to the beach.

Other Activities: National Park, triathlete heaven


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in East End, St John

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Summer/fall 2016
1 May 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Christmas/NY Holidays
18 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Presidents Week
18 Feb 2017 - 25 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter/Spring 2017
26 Feb 2017 - 22 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Summer/Fall 2017
23 Apr 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £39 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Listed rates are based on 4 persons. $50 per night for each additional person.
10% early booking discount offered if 50% of fee is received at 180 days out or 100% of fee is received at 90 days out.

Holiday weeks $4,500 (Christmas, New Years, Presidents Week, Easter Week, 4th of July, Thanksgiving)

50% deposit due 90 days in advance, balance due 30 days in advance

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in East End, Virgin Islands (US)

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom - Toilet
    Outdoor - Outdoor Shower
  • Master Bedroom has a private bath. Two Guestrooms share a full bath with private locking entry from each guest room.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , or 2 twins
    guest 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , or 2 twins
    guest 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , or 2 twins
  • All 3 bedrooms can be made up with two twins or 1 king. Enclosed closet with many shelves for storage. All bedrooms decorated with tropical decor.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
All three bedrooms can accommodate two twins or one king. Bay and beach access is suitable for boating, canoeing, kayaking which can be rented nearby. Great for families. Credit Cards accepted.

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