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Ruthellen & Andrew

Member since: 2004
Call Owner
Speaks English, Spanish, Andrew Speaks Spanish with moderate fluency

Peace O' Heaven-Dazzling Sunset Views & Pool at Your Tropical Haven;Walk to Town

41 Reviews
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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday villa in Bethany - Peace O' Heaven Villa St. John

2BR,2 Bath Villa with Pool, Oceanview; Close to town and beaches, St. John USVI

From the moment you enter the front door of this lovely oceanview home, you'll feel glad you made the right choice for your vacation in the tropics. As you cross the tan, tiled floor, you'll notice the modern kitchen and the generous dining table. Passing through the French doors, you'll arrive on the tiled pool deck. There you can plop down on a padded, cushioned pool chair. Better yet, you can kick off your sandals, and pop right into the gorgeous pool!

Enjoy lounging under the Caribbean sun and the blue sky that's punctuated by fluffy, cottony clouds. Enjoy paddling around in the deepest pool on Saint John -- or lolling, half underwater on the huge steps in its corner. We know you'll appreciate the quiet, secluded privacy of your own little 'peace o' heaven.'

The large dining table and cushioned chairs out on the pool deck invite your party to dine outdoors after barbecuing on the gas grill. Then enjoy gazing at a flamboyant sunset from the porch swing.

After sunset, watch as Saint Thomas comes to life like a pulsing gem of light against the black velvety background under the moon and stars.

Inside, the cross ventilation through the doors and shutter windows invite the 200-foot-high hillside breezes (aided and abetted by the floor and ceiling fans). You're sure to get a cool restful sleep. (The installed split-unit A/Cs in each bedroom are hardly ever needed).

Well-stocked supermarkets, shopping, and nightlife abound close by. And the locals are as sweet as sugar. (Say 'Hello!' first, and enjoy big smiles in return!).

Imagine yourself in the various scenes shown here. Then phone us to reserve your favorite week(s) -- and to realize a memorable dream in your own little Peace o' Heaven.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Ruthellen & Andrew (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Call Owner
Speaks English, Spanish, Andrew Speaks Spanish with moderate fluency

About Ruthellen & Andrew

Andrew, aka 'Captain Magic,' has loved the water and warm weather since he was a boy. While playing sax on many cruise ships, he visited many ports o' call and fell in love with St. John. After years of dreaming, he, and his life partner, Ruthellen (aka 'Dr. Cha Cha Cha') sailed from Florida in their 30' sailboat, arriving at their new home in 2001. Andrew and Ruthellen love sharing the pristine beauty and peacefulness of St. John with their guests.

Ruthellen & Andrew purchased this villa in 2000

Why Ruthellen & Andrew chose St John

For the beautiful views, especially the sunsets and the convenience to town and the beaches.

Excellent value for the price.

What makes this villa unique

Tropical beach feel, but convenient to town and amenities. The swing on the pool deck facing west to St. Thomas and beyond, is the perfect place to hang out.

The entire living area is on one level, with only 1 step up to the porch and a low threshold. This feature and the open floor plan make it suitable for guests with disabilities and mobility issues. But, because the home is built into the natural incline, there is still a tree house feel and view from the deck.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We visited Peace O’Heaven for a special family celebration. After talking with Ruthellen, we knew this was the right place for our family. Her personal approach was appreciated and it removed every concern we may have had about renting. Once we arrived, Mark met us at the dock and took care of everything as promised, and more! He was excellent with every detail including recommending places to visit and eat. The house was clean and just as it appears in the listing. It had everything a family needed and more. The huge doors in every room leading to the pool deck let in the breeze and allowed us a wonderful view of the island. The pool was a hit for our 3 kids after a day of snorkeling. The house is located on the hillside so a jeep is recommended. It didn’t take long to find our way around and visit many of the beaches on the island. They are each unique and well worth the time to see. We can’t thank Ruthellen, Andrew and Mark enough for making it a perfect place to celebrate our special occasion. We have already recommended it to several of our friends; we just hope they take us with them when they visit! I’m sure we will be back in the future.
Mar 2010
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Reviews

4.8
based on 41 holidaymaker reviews

Peace O' Heaven-Dazzling Sunset Views & Pool at Your Tropical Haven;Walk to Town
average rating of 4.780488 based on 57 reviews
Connecticut
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Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

We chose Peace O Heaven as a place to celebrate my wife's 50th birthday with my son and his girlfriend. We absolutely enjoyed every aspect of the vacation. The house is just as it looks in the pictures and the hosts were wonderful. Would definetly return again.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 15, 2007
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Houston, Texas
4

Location!

  • 4 of 5

Perfect location to town, we never walked since the drive was so quick, straight down the road and directly hits you to town. Views are pretty.

Property manager met us at the dock to take us to car rental then to the house to show us around. We would have preferred to do this on our own. After a long day of travel we didn't want to be told how to operate a tv. Having written directions would have worked. We wanted to be able to get car and head to grocery store to knock out that errand first, but had to follow him to the house then go back to do errands. Oh well, to each their own.

The house was lovely and serene. We were a little eerie at night since there are no glass windows (shutters only) and we've never stayed not within a condo unit when renting a vrbo property so the safety concern was higher yet nothing happened to cause us concern. Beware, roosters are all around and will make noise in night but that's part of the St. John experience. We would return to this property, it just took us awhile getting used to the noises around (neighbors underneath and behind home- but they were quiet and never bothered us). We were never there during the day since we were exploring the beach.

Would be perfect for a larger group, only two of us stayed during our time. I would recommend this property, just have to be okay being off on your own a bit.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gallatin, TN
5

Appropriately named Peace o' Heaven Villa, beautiful sunsets

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just returned from St. John and enjoyed a wonderful week at Peace o' Heaven. It is a great property with a stunning view both day and night. Eating pizza by the pool watching a beautiful sunset was one of our favorite nights. We rented a jeep and and went to five different bays and beaches and snorkeled at all of them, simply breathtaking! Around Coral Bay we ate at Skinny Legs and the Tourist Trap, fun local places with good food. Around Coral Bay we enjoyed High Tide Bar and Seafood Grill, Morgan's Mango and the Banana Deck.

Back to the property, the house was clean and the pool was great. The location was very good because it was close to town. The owners provided wonderful customer service and made everything very clear and easy. There was a gentleman who met us and took us to our rental company and then took us to the property and showed us around and explained everything. I would recommend Peace o' Heaven to anyone looking to go to St. John. We hope to go again some day.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely and detailed review. It was especially nice of you to write it so quickly after your departure. We trust that potential guests reading this will heed your sage advice!
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Awesome

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here for a wedding that was on the island and Peace O Heaven is the prefect place to stay! The view is great, the villa was spacious and just what you want when staying in a villa on a tropical island. Will definitely be returning.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We look forward to our future guests having the chance for the same awesome experience!
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A Great Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I along with another couple stayed at Peace O' Heaven for 9 days in May, 2016. The villa was perfect for 2 couples. There are two master bedrooms with bathrooms. The beds are very comfortable and we all slept so well! We loved waking to the sounds of the island. The pool and deck area are fantastic! We loved having our own pool and enjoyed floating and cooling off after a day at the beach. We loved watching the sunsets and the lights of St. Thomas come alive at night! We even saw a rainbow! We used the nice grill several times. Having a washer and dryer was a plus!

The villa is very clean and well maintained. It is furnished with everything you need for a great vacation!

Ruthellen was a pleasure to work with and it was an easy rental process! Ken showed us to the villa. He was very welcoming, friendly and helpful! I highly recommend Peace O'Heaven and hope to return someday!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your very kind words are very much appreciated! We can hardly wait to welcome you back.
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Wonderful getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful five-day stay at Peace O'Heaven. The view is breathtaking--each morning we woke up to wonderful views and ate breakfast by the pool. Ken, the property manager, was top notch. He was extremely helpful, friendly, and communicative. The property is well-maintained, and includes everything you need for a fabulous weekend. This property is perfect for two couples, as there are basically two master suites. I really liked all the screened doors, in that they really facilitated a nice breeze during the day and over the night. No need for AC here! I may caution families with young kids about staying here because the pool is quite deep. Located very close to downtown Cruz Bay, you can't beat the value of Peace O'Heaven.

  • Review Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Cyril E. King, St. Thomas, VI
Nearest Barpub
0.8 Miles
Woody's & Queit Mon
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
St. John to St. Thomas
Nearest Restaurant
0.9 Miles
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Hawkesnest
Car: recommended

We are just outside of Cruz Bay Town, off of Centerline Rd. (Rte. 10), up 'Pocket Money Lane'(Hill). You proceed up that hill about an 1/8th of a mile, pass the Church Gate on the left and Cruz Views Condos on the right. Make the 'very next' left and our home is the second property on the left, with the aqua roof. We think our place is a great location. It is high enough to be out of the hustle of town, to take advantage of the view and the breezes, yet convenient to shopping and restaurants. You can even walk!

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Bethany, St John

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low Season 2016
17 Apr 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
£1,302
for 4 nights
From
£326
£2,170
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £30 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season 2017
18 Dec 2016 - 15 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
£2,583
for 5 nights
From
£517
£3,464
 
 
Low Season 2017
16 Apr 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,320
for 4 nights
From
£330
£2,170
 
 
High Season 2018
17 Dec 2017 - 14 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
£2,583
for 5 nights
From
£517
£3,464
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£2,496
for 5 nights
From
£499
£3,342
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £30 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £386
Tax Rate 12.5%

Additional 5% Discount for Extended Stays of 10+ Nights.
7-Night minimum stay for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's and "President's Day" Weeks.
Published rates apply to 1-4 Guests. $35/day/additional guest up to 6.

Calls for last-minute discounts always welcome.

A refundable Security Deposit of $500 is required & collected with the final payment electronically. If no damage is found when the villa is inspected after your departure, a credit back to your bank or credit card will be made via Electronic Funds Transfer.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Bethany, Virgin Islands (US)

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • town ...
  • village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Dialup Access
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En suite in Bedroom 1. Oversize walk-in shower.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Access from Bedroom 2 & Living Room
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Can split to 2 twins
  • Two portable twin beds on-site for additional guests upon request. Full natural ventilation on all four sides. A/C in Bedrooms, though seldom needed.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Individual A/C units in the bedrooms. On pool deck: 4 Chaise Lounges & 2 Chairs + Outdoor Dining Table & 4 Chairs. Please note that the villa & pool are for the exclusive use of the short-term rental guests. But be advised that there is a small cottage, which is rented long-term (2 tenants), as well as an "owner's apartment" below the pool deck, part of the living room & west bedroom. As the owners now live stateside due to medical disabilities, it is also rented long-term. Tenants are quiet, responsible adults, who rent with the understanding that the comfort & needs of the vacationing guests are paramount. This arrangement is quite common on St. John to help even out income in the off-season & cover the exceptionally high cost of doing business there. At the same time, the layout of the property was designed to create maximum privacy. We believe that our rates reflect our semi-private situation, while still providing all the amenities for a wonderful stay at a value price.

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