|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Located on St. John’s beautiful south shore, Pura Vida (pure life), is a beautiful island home and private estate situated on 1.5 acres. The villa is surrounded by a profusion of native landscaping and historical Dutch ruins. Our villa's hilltop location makes for lots of lovely island breezes with wonderful ocean views of Hart Bay and Chocolate Hole Bay.
Pura Vida boasts a wonderful floor plan and a downright glorious screened sitting area where you can sit and enjoy a good book or a nap. The two bedroom suites are private and tastefully appointed with all new furnishings and air conditioning for warm nights. Each bedroom has an en suite bathroom with tiled showers and glass doors, which will make you feel right at home.
An easy drive from town and top-notch beaches, Pura Vida is an excellent choice for experiencing St. John. Returning home after a long day in the sun, you can relax in the comfortable great room, prepare an island specialty dinner in the fully loaded kitchen, or enjoy a cool drink in the breeze while you watch the beautiful sunsets of St. John before rolling down the hill for a taste of Cruz Bay’s laid back nightlife.
Our community has a wonderful walking/hiking trail to Hart Bay. Just past our driveway (around the bend) there is a path on the left that will lead you through the canopy of trees to the beach. Take your coffee and stroll through the woods until you reach the beach with it's beautiful gentle breezes.
After finding St. John a few years ago on an anniversary trip - and falling in love immediately - we have been thrilled to purchase this wonderful and historic home in Chocolate Hole. We live in Maryland and have 8 children together - 7 children are now in college or beyond. We travel to St. John as frequently as we can as this is our favorite place in the world! We love our Island home and we know you will love it also.
John & Maura Kelly
John & Maura Kelly purchased this villa in 2013
We chose this property because it is extremely unique for St. John. While all properties are beautiful on this island, this house caught our attention immediately as we drove up the long driveway, past the historic ruins to the expansive yard and surroundings. It is truly a private sanctuary in which to enjoy the island and all it has to offer. Additionally, the location is absolutely ideal for getting to Cruz Bay and the North Shore beaches.
The open floor plan is ideal for a gathering or simply relaxing and viewing the ocean. Enjoy the walking trail to Hart Bay. The screened sitting area is ideal for a late afternoon cocktail, for sitting and enjoying a book, or for taking a nice nap while enjoying glorious breezes and viewing the lovely landscaping. It's a very quick trip to Cruz Bay - great for an evening of dinner or activity. The house is equipped with everything you will need for a wonderful vacation - beach chairs, coolers, snorkel equipment, and a fully stocked kitchen in which you can prepare any meal of your choosing.
We just spent a week at Pura Vida. The home is close to town yet the location is quiet and secluded. The grounds of Pura Vida are absolutely stunning with the ruins overflowing with beautiful flowers and wildlife. We were able to walk to both Hart Bay and Chocolate Hole. The home itself was beautifully furnished and the kitchen was well equipped. The bedrooms were comfortable with fairly quiet air conditioning units however the main living space was very warm despite the ceiling fans. The wooden deck offered a beautiful view of the surrounding water and was a great spot for our morning coffee and afternoon drinks. Steve the property manager was extremely helpful both at check-in and during our stay. The owners were very responsive during the booking process and promptly answered all our questions. The deli items and bottled water provided by the owners were delicious and a nice surprise after a long day of travel. We enjoyed snorkeling each day at the beautiful North Shore beaches. I would highly recommend sailing with Kekoa to the BVI. The crew was exceptional and the view of St John and surrounding islands from the water was breathtaking
This is a beautiful property and home, with everything you could need. It is very close to town yet also very private. The property is really cool with ruins right on the property and lots of exploring to do. Did not realize from description that he second bedroom is only accessible from the outside, so having younger kids we were a little uncomfortable having them stay in a separate room from the main living area.
We were so surprised when we arrived, because the house was even better and larger than the pictures indicated!
The kitchen had all the equipment we needed to prepare meals. The grounds were delightful to walk
around. The beds were very comfortable. The views from the house were amazing. There was plenty
of snorkeling equipment and beach towels. We thoroughly enjoyed staying at Pura Vida. We enjoyed the
hike down to Hart Bay, but I could not have made it in flip flops with a coffee cup!
We have been visiting St. John for 18 years. Pura Vida is the most comfortable villa we have stayed in - comfortable bed and furnishings, Hart Bay breezes all day long, view of two bays, a cook's kitchen, convenient to everywhere, in the midst of gardens and the wildlife of the salt ponds. This villa feels more like home than a vacation rental because of all of the beautiful touches John and Maura have lent throughout.
A really great villa! We have small children and actually preferred one without pool, which Pura Vida delivered, though I understand a pool is in the future plans... ;-)
Really nice views from the master bedroom and kitchen/eating areas and deck. The property has some great character with the guard iguanas and older features surrounding the house.
Location is convenient to Cruz Bay and very close to the Westin. Would return in a heartbeat.
We had a great time in St. John and the house was absolutely wonderful. It was spacious, gorgeous, and fully stocked with everything we needed and a few things we forgot! We took advantage of all it has to offer including the grill and the trail by the house. Steve (property manager) was really helpful and responsive.
Chocolate Hole is an excellent location convenient to local beaches and downtown Cruz Bay. Our community has a beautiful walking trail to Hart Bay. Take your coffee mug with you and stroll down to the beach in the morning and take in the beautiful ocean breezes. Path starts past our driveway after the bend in the road. The path will be on the left side of the road. You'll travel through a canopy of trees ending up at the beach.
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