- Caribbean Villas Comments:
After a lengthy and very expensive build out, Heaven’s Gate was completed and began renting in January of 2010.
We’ve been telling our guests for 20+ years that there are some exquisite diamonds (villas) hidden among the hills and harbors of St. John, and it’s our job to find them. We’ve got one here. This diamond caught us quite by surprise, but what a lovely surprise it is, for this is truly a Peter Bay style luxury home, but in a much more private, serene and undeveloped setting than Peter Bay offers. And make no mistake about it; we love Peter Bay – both for its location and its villas.
Two words sum up this location – unique and beautiful, and here the term “unique” really means one of a kind, for Heaven’s Gate is the only villa in this peaceful hilltop setting. It’s worth repeating what we said in the Location paragraph, “the privacy, tranquility and sheer natural beauty of this location is some of the best we offer on St. John – it’s simply outstanding.” This is a spot where the only sounds you hear are songbirds, the wind rustling through the palms, and your favorite music played through the poolside speakers. We think that you’ll agree…“there is magic here” In addition to its exceptional location, many other features make Heaven’s Gate an outstanding vacation home, such as:
The owners of Heaven’s Gate live on St. John (in another home) and lavish constant attention on Heaven's Gate (but not when it’s occupied – they respect your privacy). They are completely committed to maintaining this showpiece home in excellent condition.
For full body tanners this is heaven, the pool and sundeck get full sun all day and the visual privacy is excellent, or you can relax in the shade on one of six private covered balconies.
There is a deeded right of way to the Caribbean, so you can swim and snorkel with the turtles – who you can see from your deck on an almost daily basis - in the always calm, 82 degree, sparkling clear waters of Hurricane Hole.
A half mile down the road is the trailhead for the National Park hiking trail to Leinster Bay, where you will be rewarded with some great swimming and snorkeling in calm, turquoise waters.
Colorful tropical landscaping and superb gardens surround the estate, and are lovingly cared for by one of (if not the) most talented landscapers on St. John. For a very interesting surprise, start up a conversation with the boss (lady) of the landscapers.
All bedrooms have 4 poster mahogany beds with 800 thread Egyptian cotton sheets, granite, limestone and mahogany baths, A/C, TV/DVDs, and a private balcony.
The great room contains lovely plantation era mahogany furniture plus a 42” TV/DVD and stereo with 5-speaker surround sound and speakers on the pool deck, plus high speed wireless.
For elderly or handicapped persons, the parking area, pool and sundeck and upper level of the villa are on one level,
There is a private drive with a gated entrance and security cameras to protect your privacy.
Heaven's Gate is recommended for families, couples and small business groups. With its large lot, lack of neighbors and beautiful setting, this is one of our top choices for a wedding or special function.
- Guest Comments:
- Heaven's Gate was absolutely fabulous! We thoroughly enjoyed the villa! You were right about not wanting to leave the villa! We did venture out for the beaches, boating and food but spent plenty of time just enjoying the pool and house! The location in Coral Bay could not have been more perfect!
- We had another wonderful trip to St John and a wonderful stay at Heaven's Gate! The home is beautiful! Thank you!
- Apologies for the late response to your note, but to confirm, we had a wonderful time during our stay at Heaven's Gate on St. John! The accommodations were terrific, and the local staff was helpful, courteous and friendly, which added to our enjoyment. Thanks again for your help in ensuring that we had a terrific time during our vacation. We look forward to the opportunity to work with you and your team again in the future.