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Expansive views, private yacht&chef, paddle boards, snorkel gear, a/c throughout

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

A true Caribbean experience! 4 bedroom 3 bath villa with modern open air design.


* Open air design with 180 degree views of the Caribbean sea

* First morning breakfast prepared by a chef at the villa (with 5 night minimum stay)

* Unobstructed sunsets year round

* Private heated salt water pool with large sun deck

* Spacious shaded lanai

* 3 King beds and 2 twins can be converted to a king bed

* Great villa for families or couples get aways.

* Cable tv and high speed internet

* New kitchen appliances

* Large gas grill

* Indoor and outdoor dining areas

* Lush gardens surround the villa

* Beach chairs, snorkel gear, stand up paddle boards yoga mats and beach coolers included

* 3 1/2 bathrooms, two with exterior showers

* laundry facilities

* 5 minutes to St. John Market

* 10-15 minute drive to north shore beaches located in the Virgin Islands National Park

** Private Yacht available for charter for trips in the USVI and BVI

** Airport transfers available

** Provisioning service available

This lovely St. John home with a Hawaian name certainly lives up to it's moniker. This "Heavenly Home" is a 4 bedroom 3.5 bath with authentic caribbean flair tucked into a lush green garden on the hillside of Maria Bluff. Hidden away and yet close to everything, Hale Lani is 5 minutes from Cruz Bay and close to world renown beaches of the north shore. 9 ft. tall sliding glass pocket doors seem to vanish bringing the Caribbean sea and amazing sunsets to every room.

You enter the house through a flower filled garden into a "lanai" or large covered breezeway which opens up to a very private and inviting pool with endless views of the caribbean and beyond. Sunbathers and shade seekers alike can enjoy time together in this area with everyone finding the comfort they desire with outdoor seating for 10+. Listen to the ocean waves hitting the shore from the pool deck. Lush tropical gardens surround your hideaway and a colorful palette of flowers beautifully frame the cobalt, sapphire and teal shades of the caribbean. Open the doors and allow the colors and fragrances to awaken your senses.

Hale Lani has 4 large air conditioned bedrooms, 3 kings and 1 with two twins, placed on two levels for optimum views and privacy. The two master bedrooms have large closets and full baths ensuite with native stone outdoor showers. The two lower bedrooms are adjoining, have large closets and share a large full bath. All four bedrooms have large sliding glass doors with romantic sunset views and the lights of St. Thomas at night.

A bright and airy kitchen is well equipped and opens into the living/dining area. The floor to ceiling sliding glass pocket doors disappear into the walls allowing three sides of this area to open up and bring the caribbean breezes indoors.

Enjoy everything the beaches of St. John have to offer with our 2 standup paddle boards at no extra charge! Lessons are available and should be scheduled upon arrival to the villa. Beach chairs, snorkel gear and beach towels are properly maintained and cleaned prior to your arrival.

Charter a trip on our 35 ft Glacier Bay power catamaran during your stay. This amazing power cat can take you to the BVI or stay in USVI waters. Visit The Willy T, Cane Garden Bay, Jost Van Dyke, or cruise the beaches of St. John. Additional charges of $1800.00 apply. Trip includes crew, fuel, open bar, breakfast breads, fruit and lunch served aboard the Island Girl. Customs fees are not included. This will be the highlight of your vacation!

Whether you are looking for adventure, relaxation, or a combination of both Hale Lani gives you everything you need. Come and create some memories that are sure to never fade! Contact the owners of Hale Lani today!

** additional fees

-Private charter $1,800.00 includes: open bar, breakfast breads, fuel and crew wages. Does not include customs fees

-Airport transfers $50 per person plus $50 barge fees

-Provisioning fees are 20% of total grocery bill

More Details

David Thomeczek
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 April, 2017

About David Thomeczek

Julie and I met in 2008 in Fort Collins, Colorado. The story of how we met is magical and started with Julie posting her Subaru Outback on craigslist for sale so that she could relocate to the Caribbean. Our story is a wonderful tale of finding love when you least expect it and grabbing ahold with both hands.

Fast forward to 2011 and we were wed on Trunk bay in front of our immediate family. It didn't take much for Julie to convince me to join her on her dream to relocate to St. John. We returned to Colorado after our wedding and ran two businesses along with working full time jobs and a couple of part time ones, to pay off all of our debt to make this move a reality.

November 2013 we quit our jobs and sold our belongings and moved to St. John! We secured a position managing a the small beach front hotel that we had our family stay in for our wedding. It has been a dream come true for us. We love the hospitality business and love helping people from all over the world discover St. john and have the vacation of a lifetime.

Skip ahead to summer of 2015 and we were able to purchase Hale Lani! A home of almost the exact design that I had sketched out many times on napkins and scrap paper when thinking about what our ideal home on St. John would look like. Come and hear the entire love story! We love sharing our story and our love for St. John. Contact us today!

David Thomeczek purchased this villa in 2015

Why David Thomeczek chose Cruz Bay

When shopping for homes on St. John we were looking for a home that had unique architecture. One that had characteristics that lived and breathed "Caribbean" not one that you could pick up and move to anywhere else and have it make sense. Step foot in Hale Lani and you will know exactly what we are talking about. Expansive views, open air living, all the comforts of home, and a design that allows St. John's natural beauty to be the star of the vacation and an experience you will never forget. Hale Lani is that home!

What makes this villa unique

The design of this home and it's amazing views stole my heart the first time entered the property. The name Hale Lani means "heavenly view" and it truly is heavenly. The main part of the house has three sides that are 9 ft. tall sliding glass doors. When you open the doors they disappear by sliding into pockets built into the corners of the room leaving you with wonderful breezes and amazing views. Whether you are looking for a romantic sunset with your lover, a lively setting for a cocktail party or an evening around the pool with the family, you are sure to find it here.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Estate Chocolate Hole and Great Cruz Bay in Cruz Bay

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Master 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower , Indoor and outdoor showers, Native stone shower outside
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Family suite shared bath.
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Common area upstairs
    Master 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower , Native stone outdoor shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Pool Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , A/c,private balcony,outdoor shower,robes,hair dryer,seaview
    Master with office - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , A/C,outdoor shower,hair dryer,robes,fan,seaview, balcony
    Family suite 2 - 2 Single Bed , shared bath,robes, A/C,sea view,garden view
    Family master suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , A/C,robes,private entry, fans, hair dryer, sea view,robes
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • duty free shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • Horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
FREE 24 hour concierge available. Grocery and Liquor provisioning available for a 20% charge of the cost of the provisioned purchased. Massage, private chef, bartender, and housekeeping services and taxi services are available at an extra cost. Please ask owner about these services when booking.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(18 traveller reviews)

Expansive views, private yacht&chef, paddle boards, snorkel gear, a/c throughout
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Outstanding Views of St Thomas

  • 5 of 5

We spent Easter week at Hale Lani on St John and had a great family vacation which created memories for all the members of our family. The views were breathtaking, the pool was inviting and enjoyable and the bedrooms met all of our needs. Every room in the house has a great view of St Thomas and the water making us feel we were on an island by ourselves. We had 6 adults and 3 kids and the bedrooms and living space was very comfortable. Dave greeted us on our arrival on St John and led us to the house showing us all of the features and benefits of the house. The few times we needed him during the week he was responsive, even early in the morning and resolved the issue. The house was located just outside of Cruz Bay making it easy to get to restaurants, shopping and the harbor activities. Dave also was helpful with ideas on where to use the snorkel gear, sand toys and paddle boards that were supplied with the house of which we used all of them during our week at the beautiful beaches on St John. For anyone looking for a house on St John that can accommodate a larger number of people, have a great view with a pool and is close to Cruz Bay, Hale Lani would be a great choice as it was for our family. Thank you to Dave and Julie for making our Easter Vacation a special time together.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The minute you walk up to the door you are blow n away with the view

  • 5 of 5

We had 3 couples and enjoyed this house so much!! The view is spectacular, the bedrooms are exactly what you need and the house is convenient to everything! We would certainly rent from here again and suggest you do the same!!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Villa for our family

  • 5 of 5

Dave and Julie's beautiful Villa was perfect for our family of 7 adults and 1 baby. It is a place that you truly can feel at home. Although not new, it does not feel at all old and dingy. It is so light and airy and Julie has done a wonderful job choosing the furniture and decorating. I was afraid that the living/dining/kitchen area might seem small, but it didn't. I loved that it was open concept. It never seemed crowded, but you still felt like you were a part of everything.

I had wondered if there were other houses close by that just didn't show in the pics. A couple are close, but you can't see them. You have complete privacy both inside and outside. My husband and I slept in the main master. We did hear people in the villa above us talking a few times, but we couldn't see them and it was not noisy or bothersome. The bed in the main master is very, very firm. Fortunately for me there were 2 foam pads in our walk-in closet that I was able to put on my side of the bed, otherwise we were going to trade rooms for the other master, (which has a pillowtop that felt like it would be VERY comfy).

The Cruz Bay area is very 2nd worldish-don't expect any quaint Dutch influence, or cobble stone streets-they aren't there. What there is, is beautiful weather, beautiful water and beautiful beaches. We felt that the snorkeling was good, but not as many fish as you would see in Hawaii. The boys said that their best snorkeling was at Salt Pond (a beautiful drive across the island), way out at the large rock. The beach there is rocky and not good for little ones to play on. Our next favorite snorkeling spot was Solomon beach (about a 25 minute hike from the visitors center), and the beach itself was gorgeous. We also enjoyed snorkeling at Hawksnest (the closest beach to the villa). Maho, Solomon and Hawksnest all had great beaches for kids to play on. Like others, we enjoyed getting in the pool after a day at the beach. It was the perfect size for everyone to relax in. Our 15 mo old grandson loved it!

Hale Lani really was the perfect place to go back to after a day at the beach. I normally like going out to eat while on vacation, but we had 3 evening meals at "home", all of our breakfasts, (including our wonderful chef-prepared breakfast by Chef Ben), and made sandwiches to take in a cooler to the beach everyday.

We all loved our stay at Hale Lani. For me, it made the vacation perfect. Thank you Dave and Julie for sharing your home with us.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We Loved Hale Lani!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week this past January. Dave and Julie, the owners ,were extremely easy to deal with. From booking to arrival not a hiccup to be had. The view from this house is indescribable . Unobstructed views from St Croix to St Thomas to the BVI's. We loved the two outdoor showers and you could watch the sun set as you were getting ready for the evening. The house was immaculate! The bedrooms were large with plenty of storage. Two bedrooms upstairs and two smaller ones downstairs which could be accessed by an outdoor spiral staircase. Having rented previous homes in St John some downstairs bedrooms could have a musty smell. Not these two! Lots of air and light. As matter of fact the entire house had such great airflow we never once used the AC. We enjoyed the pool each afternoon after a day at the beach and there was plenty of room to sit around and reminisce about the days events. We hope someday to return to St John and will look to book Hale Lani again should it still be available. Thank you Dave and Julie for sharing your beautiful home.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! It was a pleasure having your group at Hale lani and we can't wait for you to return!
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What a view

  • 5 of 5

We stayed this past week with our family and had a wonderful experience. This was are first trip to St John and we love it! Hale Lani was the perfect spot, with a view to remember forever. Dave and Julie were so very nice and had thought of everything. We found the villa relaxed, comfortable and it suited our needs perfectly. Looking forward already to another visit to St. John and Hale Lani.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Week at Hale Lani

  • 5 of 5

We rent homes all over the islands for vacations.This was the best stocked rental ever, anywhere. The owners have literally thought of everything you could want & more.The house itself has a great layout,for some privacy w/family and/or a group.The saltwater pool was very nice. And the views were incredible.

We really enjoyed our week here & I would highly recommend this villa to anyone visiting St. John.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
St. Thomas
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Westin Resort
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
St Thomas
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Westin Resort
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Great Cruz Bay Beach
Car: recommended

All of the beaches, snorkeling, boating, and hiking of The Virgin Islands National Park are a short 10 minute scenic drive away. Hale Lani is located just minutes from St John Market (the finest grocery store on St. John) and The Lemongrass Restaurant within the Westin Resort. A short 5 minute drive to all of the Cruz bay shopping and dining.

St. John is the Jewel of the Caribbean. With the majority of the land and much of the surrounding waters designated as a United States National Park, St. John consistently is voted as a top vacation destination by readers of Islands Magazine and Caribbean Travel and Life. St. John was ranked the number one vacation destination in the Caribbean. We Love to share this special Island with friends new and old. Contact us for availability at Hale Lani today.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Estate Chocolate Hole and Great Cruz Bay, St John

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
spring/summer 2017
16 Apr 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
low season
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Nightly Rate
24 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Nightly Rate
7 Jan 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Holiday 2018-2019
22 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 12.5%

This reservation is fully refundable up to 90 days prior to arrival less credit card fees. If you cancel the reservation 30 or more days but less than 90 days from arrival, 50% of the full rate quoted will be charged. Any cancellations 30 days from rival will be charges at the full rate quoted. We strongly urge you to purchase travel insurance.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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