House, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)
I have lived on St. John for thirty years, having sailed here as a youngster on a classic ocean racer. String of Pearls is the cottage I built on my dream property, beachfront land just one house away from the Westin. I love the water and could spend all my time sitting on the beach or sailing, dinghying, windsurfing or kayaking! But I'm a full time real estate broker and am about to build an energy-neutral, 'green' house that will be another great rental! Look forward to Moonlight Serenade.
BJ purchased this House in 2002
Why BJ chose Estate Chocolate Hole and Great Cruz Bay
Great Cruz Bay is an elegant neighborhood, mostly of vacation rentals. To own a home on the beach almost adjacent to the Westin Resort with all its amenities is a dream come true. I designed the house to be the perfect romantic hideaway for a couple. When I'm at String of Pearls, I can just walk down the beach to great restaurants, a health club, watersports and shopping. Being just a five minute drive from Cruz Bay, the island's main port of entry is incredibly convenient, too. Ten minutes and I'm at a world class National Park beach.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 10:00 am
Check-out: 3:00 pm
Children not allowed
House is for two people only
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
A hidden gem in the middle of a tropical paradise
To say that my husband and I enjoyed our stay at the String of Pearls is an understatement. This beautiful relaxing villa is a hidden gem in the middle of a tropical paradise. It has all the amenities needed for a romantic getaway (i.e. full kitchen, bathroom, private deck, hot tub and beach view of Great Cruz Bay). And, is close enough for a short drive into Cruz Bay for dining options, activities, beaches and night life. What's also fantastic about the property is the wonderful owner, BJ, and property manager, Jason, who made sure we felt comfortable during our stay. It was sad to leave, but we can't wait to come back!
Everything you need to enjoy StJ
Thank you to BJ for her beautiful slice of paradise. Perfect location, and all you need. Location is on Great Cruz Bay. We did not spend any time outside at the villa, other than once to walk down to the Westin. We much preferred spending time exploring the island, or downtown Cruz Bay.
We would stay here again
Stellar Honeymoon At String of Pearls
String of Pearls was absolutely perfect for our honeymoon!! Both my husband and I had been to St. John before so we really appreciated all of the great benefits that this property provided. The view was amazing, and the location couldn't have been better! We were secluded but still close to everything we wanted to do. So many great attractions are within a 10 minute drive! Perfect size for the two of us, very well maintained and decorated, and the hot tub and hammock were great! BJ is such a sweet host! She never bothered us, but made sure that we were well taken care of during our stay. We ran into a couple of issues with the water in the house because of a drought on the island (by the way, everyone on the island was having issues with the drought, please keep in mind), however BJ went above and beyond to continue to make our stay as enjoyable as possible! We're both so appreciative of the hospitality; everything was truly wonderful! We hope to be back soon! We hated to leave! :)
Your USVI couples get away comes true with this villa .
WONDEFUL !!!!! BJ is the wonderful host, we met some wonderful friends during Easter Brunch. The location is great, right on the bay. We snorkeled everyday, including Honeymoon, Maho (best for sea turtles, stingray and nurse sharks), Little Lamshure and Cinnamon. We used the kayak, that is provided with the villa rental, a morning right out the front door of the villa. Perfect for a couple on a spring break get away. 3 minutes from Cruz Bay and the activity. We suggest a day trip to Virgin Gorda BVI / The Baths (don't forget the passports). You can catch the ferry right out of Cruz Bay. Wonderful rejuvenating trip for us!
Romantic hideaway close to all you need!
My husband and I were fortunate to stumble onto this site and find this listing for String of Pearls when searching for the perfect spot to spend our honeymoon. We had no idea just how amazingly perfect it was going to be when we booked it but the second we walked in the door, we felt like the luckiest two people on the island. The villa is gorgeous and beautifully maintained and BJ and her staff are as warm and accommodating as can be. We loved every moment we were there and can't wait to make a return trip very soon!!
I've been putting off writing a review for String of Pearls because it's my husband's and my little secret and we don't want anyone to know about it, but I guess it's time to come clean. It's small and cozy with all the conveniences you need and we just love the location; next to The Westin. We have visited SOP now two years in a row and we'll probably be back again.