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Expansive views, private yacht&chef, paddle boards, snorkel gear, A/C throughout

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights


Minimum Stay
5 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:
22 January, 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 St John

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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

Expansive views, private yacht&chef, paddle boards, snorkel gear, A/C throughout
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

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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Perfect Villa Rental

  • 5 of 5

Hale Lani suited the needs of my family of 6 perfectly. Myself, wife, 2 teenage daughters, mother and mother in law. Common area has great views and comfortable setting in the evening and for dinner. Bedrooms and baths spacious and very comfortable. Individual A/C units cooled all rooms in the evening. Common area and pool area we left "opened up" during the day and the views were wonderful. Easy drive to market(s) (5 minutes) and into Cruz Bay. 10 minutes to popular beaches. David was very accomodating, answering text messages with Island info or villa info. Snorkel gear, paddle boards, beach chairs, towels, all provided. Villa has everything you need for a week stay. Great relationship with St. John Car rental made the reservation easy and the car ready when we arrived. David and Julie made the logistics very easy, we just showed up and started enjoying our vacation as soon as we got off the ferry. Having rented on St. John before thats not always the case. The only "knock" I would have would be the patio furniture. The villa is a little older and the furniture is the wooden teak chairs and tables, not very comfy to lounge around on in the morning for coffee or relaxing while watching the sunset. I would suggest moving the newer padded furniture from the patio below up to the common area to be more comfortable. Its hard to pick a vacation rental based on pictures, but, you won't go wrong with Hale Lani. Its not a new villa with granite tops, and exotic furniture, but very practical and everything you need. Affordable and great service, enjoy it like we did.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This was the best vacation we have had to date. Our hosts were amazing and the views were like no other. We cant wwit for next year!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Me, my husband, my dad and 8yr old son stayed for 5nights. The villa is even better in person but the pictures give you a great sense! The Views were amazing! The sunsets gorgeous! We loved being inside and outside at the same time, we didn't once close the windows/doors. We only used the AC right before bed for a little while to make it a little more comfortable to sleep. But the breezes were great too! It was so close to everything, easy drive into cruz bay and to the starfish market.

We ate at the Banana Deck, Cruz Bay Landing, Skinny Legs and the Fish Trap and recommend all of them! Our favorite beach was Cinnamon with Francis being a close second!

Our vacation was fabulous, and Hale Lani was an outstanding home base to come back to every day, nice to take a quick dunk in the pool, which of course was hard to get my son out of!!

The villa supplied everything we needed! The driveway was very manageable unlike a lot of villas. Having the beach chairs and snorkel gear was a big plus!

I would recommend this place to everyone!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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La Jolla, CA

Comfortable rental on St. John

  • 5 of 5

We were two families with 5 children among us who stayed comfortably in this clean, spacious home. The hosts were kind and thoughtful, the view was stunning, and it was an easy drive to get places we wanted to go. 10 minutes to town, 10-15 minutes to great beaches. The beds were comfortable. The kids enjoyed the pool. Two of the bedrooms (downstairs) require leaving the main house to go outside, then downstairs. This was not a problem for us, and offered lots of privacy. Overall, this is a very nice home and we enjoyed it!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pigeon Forge, Tn

Chris Marine

  • 5 of 5

This is by far one of the most luxurious villa on the island of St. John! My wife and I have visited several years and never had better service and attention to detail from any other owners like we did from David ar the Hale Lani. We will back to do business every year for sure. This set the standard bar to a whole new level. We are so thankful for such a GREAT experience! We will refer everyone we know every year.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 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 Cruz Bay, St John

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Winter 2017
3 Jan 2017 - 15 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
spring/summer 2017
16 Apr 2017 - 23 Dec 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
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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Cruz Bay, Virgin Islands (US)

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
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 ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
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.

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