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Diana Hall

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3 to 5 Bedroom Areca Peter Bay Villa, Minutes to North Shore Beaches!

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday villa in St John - Areca Peter Bay

Villa, 5 Bedrooms, 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10); can be rented as a 3 or 4 bedroom.

Areca Peter Bay is named after the areca palm that produces seeds traditionally thought to have a calming effect when chewed. But you won't need to risk this traditional remedy for stress. Areca Peter Bay's privacy, its incredible 180 degree views of the Caribbean from St Thomas to Tortola and the many cays and small islands in between, its professional tropical landscaping, extensive outdoor living spaces and air conditioned interior luxury will calm even the most jangled nerves.

The villa is located in exclusive Upper Peter Bay and nestled between famous Trunk and Cinnamon Bay beaches. Areca villa guests have access to private Peter Bay beach, which is a few minutes drive or hillside walk down the private paved road. Parking is provided at the head of the beach walk.

The villa is unique in that it is situated on over 1 acre and is bordered by National Park to the east, and to the west, a long, gated, expertly landscaped drive provides complete privacy as well. It is truly a special and unique spot for your Caribbean dream vacation.

All five en suite king bedrooms can be rented together, or the Main House (3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths) can be rented alone. The Guest House is never rented separately from the Main House, so every group is assured of complete privacy and exclusive use of all exterior spaces.

Keywords: Private, Luxury Villa, 180 degree ocean view, private beach access, bordering National Park land

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Diana Hall (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks English

About Diana Hall

My husband and I completed construction on our Peter Bay Villa in 2009. This photo was taken early on during construction. My husband's law practice is on St Thomas where we live. I manage the villa--greeting each group of guests and orienting them to the villa and the area and continuing to be available throughout your stay if the need arises.

Diana Hall purchased this villa in 2009

Why Diana Hall chose St John

My husband and I built the villa on property in Peter Bay that has been in his family for several generations. We felt very blessed to have such a lovely spot to build on and put a lot of personal energy and creativity into building the home. We currently live on St Thomas but will eventually retire to St John.

What makes this villa unique

The outdoor living in such an incredible location coupled with all the indoor comforts make staying here peaceful and relaxing. Between the architecture, the landscaping, and the view, you never run out of beautiful things to look at. And the north shore beaches are minutes away!

Guestbook comments from the owner

"This is the most lovely home and the most spectacular views my family has ever experienced"
May 2010
  • 1 of 5


based on 14 holidaymaker reviews

3 to 5 Bedroom Areca Peter Bay Villa, Minutes to North Shore Beaches!
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

Week in Paradise on St. John

  • 5 of 5

Areca is the perfect house for five couples! Everyone has their own en suite room and there are gathering spots on both floors in the main house and plenty of room to spread out on the verandas. The pool is lovely and there is seating both in the sun and shade plus beach chairs and coolers if you prefer to visit one of the many nearby beaches. House is very well equipped and the wireless worked great. Close proximity to Caneel Bay for lunch or Cruz Bay was very nice. Enjoyed shopping at Mongoose Junction and the courtyard bar and Sun Dog Cafe. Also, charted a boat through Naughty Nymphs for some island hopping and really enjoyed lunch on Norman Island at the beachfront restaurant and breakfast on Peter Island at the resort. Miss Lucy's is also worth the drive to the other end of the island. Make sure you dine at least one night at ZoZo's (make reservations well ahead) at Caneel Bay...fabulous! We cooked in five nights and took advantage of the amazing view from the outdoor dining table. Our entourage included two professional chefs and they were pleased with the kitchen supplies, cooking utensils and the very clean outdoor grill - which had amazing views while they cooked! The views are over the top and I don't think can be beat from any other home, plus you have total privacy. While the drive to Upper Peter Bay is steep, the views are worth it. The homes in lower Peter Bay are closer together and the views are not as good. Friends visited us during our stay from St. Thomas at the Ritz Residences, and they thought our views were incredible. We enjoyed walking down to Lower Peter Bay and then got great cardio coming back up. The bedrooms, bedding, linens and baths are well appointed and AC in main house and splits in the guest house worked very well if you wanted AC. The washer and dryer were a plus and it was nice that there was laundry detergent already there. House is very well stocked with incidentals like bug spray, battery operated candles, light bulbs and plenty of extra towels (including beach towels) in a very nice pantry off the kitchen.

Diana met us at the car ferry and took us to the house to show us around. She was also very helpful during our planning and responded quickly to questions while we were in the house. We had no issues or complaints other than wish we could have stayed longer! Highly recommend this house for your stay.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St Louis MO USA


  • 5 of 5


  • Review Submitted: Feb 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everything was perfect

  • 5 of 5

I was so impressed with our stay at Areca. The view was stunning and we enjoyed every evening out on the veranda overlooking the ocean. Everything that you would expect from a luxury villa was present. Need i say more?

Diana was very helpful and responsive. The service was excellent. During our stay, the grill died. The very next day (which was a Sunday), we had a new grill by 1 pm without any requests/compliants on my part. This is St. John. They had to get a grill in St. Thomas, bring it over and put it together and did so by 1 pm. I appreciated the service and felt confident that she would be responsive to any request or emergency.

Villa is 10-15 minute ride to Cruz Bay and about 5 minutes from Trunk Bay. Peter Bay beach is very nice and wasnt used much during our stay. I highly recommend this villa

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cohasset, MA

Truly a spectacular place...

  • 5 of 5

My family and I just came back from a week at Areca. After planning this trip for about a year, I was a bit nervous worrying if I was expecting too much or if the place could possibly be as nice as it looked online. We arrived after a long day of travelling, 10 of us, including 2 little ones. We met Diana at the car barge and she escorted us to the villa. Truly, none of us could believe the impressive drive to Areca and upon arrival, we were in awe of the spectacular views and the home which we would be calling ours for the week. It is spacious, comfortable, has lots of privacy and every amenity you could want. It is impossible to mention all the things we loved as it provided all of us beautiful accommodations, gorgeous pool, outstanding outside entertaining area, with grill, bar and comfy seating to have our evening cocktails and dinner. Areca is a perfect location...minutes to gorgeous North Shore beaches and 15 minutes to town. We ate out a few nights, hiked, checked out a few local late afternoon happy hours and were always happy to get back to Areca. Never will you tire of the views! The pool is wonderful, and several afternoons we just stayed put in relaxed, swam and dozed by the pool...There are lots of beach chairs, coolers, towels for your treks to the beaches. The kitchen had every thing you needed....extremely well equipped. Bathrooms and bedrooms very comfortable and private. Several days we hiked down to lower Peter Bay to the beach...great workout, especially on the way back! We will definitely be back to Areca....a lovely home and a very special place!!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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In one word....paradise!!

  • 5 of 5

Our adult children, spouses and significant others vacationed at Areca (eight of us) and it is difficult to put into words HOW wonderful our stay at Areca was!! We all needed to get away from it all and relax and total relaxation is what we got! The villa is absolutely beautiful with all the amenties you can ask for. The home and guest house and beautifully designed with large bedrooms and bathrooms, private balconies, and the outside veranda on the main house is the perfect spot for morning coffee and more than 180 degree views of the Caribbean. Our guys went deep sea fishing and caught Mahi Mahi and tuna which we ended up grilling for dinner. Eating in the dining area outside made it so enjoyable. The turquoise waters and white beaches lay just below the shoreline and if relaxing there isn't enough, the infinity pool, with chaise lounges and a hammock will certainly do the trick! Even tho' we had a few overcast days and a little rain, the warm trade wind breezes made those days equally enjoyable and everyone had a turn napping in the hammock. There are beautiful tropical plants all around the house and grounds and extremely private. Only the sound of the waves from the ocean and the tropical birds could be heard. Diana and Sam were so wonderful to deal with as well. Not having been to the islands, I had a million questions to ask before embarking on our trip and Diana was always quick to respond with very helpful information. Sam greeted us at the ferry dock and drove us to the villa, explaining everything about Areca and making us feel comfortable from the very start. We loved it at Areca and were actually depressed when we had to leave. You will NOT be disappointed with anything at Areca! It truly IS paradise. Next visit will have to be for TWO weeks!!! Thanks Diana and Sam for sharing your beautiful home with us!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 15, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Little Rock

Wonderful villa -- stunning views!

  • 5 of 5

For our first family visit to st John, we wanted a great villa to accommodate 7 adults and a baby. The owner, Diana, was so easy to work with and so quick to help and volunteer all sorts of good info.

She met us at the dock with the rental car keys and then took us for the orientation tour.

The drive to the villa is so gorgeous, we knew we were in for a great experience. Bur when we arrived to Areca, we were just thrilled with what we found. That view(s )!!! The pool is beautiful and a nice size and gets sun all day! We loved sitting outside in the comfy lounge chairs or on the pool floats or pool bench watching the view. The interior of the villa is quality everywhere and classic good taste. A fully outfitted kitchen was used a lot, and we cooked out on the grill several nights in order to eat at the big table with the best view on the island. An outside ice maker , fridge and sink were handy. The furniture in the great room was the most comfy of any villa I have ever been in! Then, we had the same furniture upstairs in the smaller living area! Beds were amazing with wonderful linens and pillows! Wish I had the same!

The master was so big and spacious ( and bath and closet huge, also) with a big balcony and more comfy lounging area and VIEW! There is a nice king guest room upstairs, also, with balcony. The 3rd king guest room is on the main level, and was good for the person with a bad knee not to have to do stairs. The pool house has the other 2 bedrooms, and we only used the upstairs one ( only because of that upper view)! It is nice with a swell outdoor shower ( did I mention the view?) and plenty of room for the baby bed ( christys provisioning) , tho the villa has a nice pak n play we used, too.

They have plenty of pool floats and chairs -- ice chests to take to the beach, gobs of nice beach towels and washer dryer. The hammock on the pool deck was a great addition. They have landscaped this area so that you know you are in a tropical and private paradise. I really appreciated that they leave some kitchen necessities as opposed to cleaning out everything. We had a variety of liquor, some cokes and beers, paper goods of every kind ,spices, oils , vinegars, coffee, teas, sweeteners, etc

You will not want to leave!!

It was just perfect for our needs ( and wants!).

The beautiful north shore beaches are right below !

Exceeded our expectations and much better than pics show!!

You will have a wonderful vacation at Areca...so don't hesitate to book this !

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Cruz Bay
Car: recommended

Bordered by Virgin Islands National Park. Private beach access. Sport fishing. Sail and power boat rentals and excursions.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Peter Bay, St John

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
3 Bedroom Summer 2016
1 May 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Holiday Rate
24 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 BR Main House Only Rate
3 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
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3 BR Main House Only Rate
1 Apr 2017 - 23 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Four Bedrooms £1,363 + Tax
Five Bedrooms £1,363 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%


We accept checks, VRBO/HomeAway online payment, and PayPal. We do not accept wire transfers.



The villa accommodates a maximum of 10 persons.

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

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
  • All guest bathrooms have private bathrooms with toilets, sinks, and showers. The guest house showers are covered, private open air showers with views. The master bath has a Sanijet Spa tub in addition to a shower. There is a half bath in the main house near the kitchen and living room.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Main House Guest Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , En Suite Bathroom
    Main House Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , En Suite Bathroom
    Main House Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , En Suite Bathroom w/spa tub
    Guest House Guest Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , En suite bathroom w/ al fresco shower
    Guest House Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , En suite bathroom with al fresco shower
  • King size beds (5). Three king, en suite bedrooms are in the Main House which can be rented alone, maximum of six guests. There are two additional en suite king bedrooms in the Guest House which can be added to your rental for a maximum of eight and ten people. There is a Pack 'N Play available. Cribs, high chairs, and car seats are available for rent locally.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Gazebo
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Jacuzzi ...
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Access to small, private Peter Bay beach, between famous Trunk and Cinnamon Bay beaches, bordered by VI National Park. Maid service is provided before and after your stay at no additional cost. Additional maid service is available upon request at an additional cost of $22/hr per worker (usually 2).

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