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| P.O. Box 1160, 00831, St. John   |  
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“Perfect for us!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This is a gem among gems on a beautiful island. If you are looking for a place that feels like you're home, look no further! We stayed with our 11 & 14 year old in the Garden Cottage and loved every minute of our stay. (I wouldn't really think of calling either place a "villa", as they are very homey, quaint and cottage-y.) The cottage is on the garden side, and was spotless; the kids stayed in the loft (2 beds) and loved that they had their own space. The beach is pretty much yours every morning, and we never saw more than 10 people at any time anywhere along the shore, so it was like we had our own private beach most of the time. Snorkeling was great, beach is beautiful, the gardens are crazy-awesome. The location is extremely convenient, and the place is very quiet. Teri, Israel and Tommy are so nice; we felt like we were leaving a stay with long-time friends when our vacation was over.

If we return to St. John, I would like to try the Beachfront Cottage, just for the ocean view, but both were very nice!

Thank you for the wonderful time, Teri!

Room Tip: The Beachfront Cottage has a porch overlooking the ocean, the Garden Cottage looks over the gardens...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We just returned from a fabulous ten day stay at Gibney Beach Villas. My husband and I along with our two daughters stayed for 10 days at this delightful spot. It was so perfect, all I can think about is when we can go back! The beach is very quiet, with great snorkeling right off the shore. The beach villa is right on the beach, with the garden villa just behind it, separated by a plant house. The gardens are absolutely magical. You really feel as if you are in a hidden spot. We stayed in the garden villa which is just behind the beach villa. It is great for a family because there are two separate sleeping areas (a queen bedroom downstairs and the upstairs loft which has a queen bed plus a queen futon). The girls had the upstairs as their domain and they loved it. The villa is just perfect - equipped with everything you need (kitchen, linens, etc). Teri Gibney, the owner of the property is the perfect hostess. She lives next door and has a wealth of knowledge about St. John. She is there to help you, and got us dinner reservations more than once, but gives you space also. We ventured all over the island, but also spent several days just hanging at "home" because Gibney Beach is hard to beat. I cannot say enough positive things about this property. As far as we're concerned, it is the only place to stay in St. John!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Highland, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

The beach out your front door of the most fantastic beach on the Island of St. John. Comfortable accommodations that Is all about Location, Location, Location. Private and quite, without the crowds. We are in love! We have been staying with Teri for 12 years and will continue to go back every year. You can't go wrong with this property!!!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

I write this review with trepidation because I don't want anyone else to book Gibney Beach Villas....It is THAT awesome! We stayed in the Garden Cottage (family of 5) and we loved every minute! It is clean and well kept. The beach is absolutely incredible. Teri's gardens are amazing....and she is a doll. My daughter is still talking about her and we were there in April. All she asks about is when she gets to go back to see Teri. In fact, she follows Teri on Instagram....

You don't need to rent a car from Gibney Beach because you can walk up the hill to jump on public transportation. We did rent a car, but we didn't need to and we won't next time. I already booked for this year.... :)

We took our kids, ages 14, 10, and 2 to Gibney...and then we went to Riviera Maya last week for an all inclusive exciting vacation...when I asked them which they prefer, they said, you can't beat Gibney Beach....

If you are looking for a serene, simply, relaxing vacation in Paradise, Gibney Beach is where you should look.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Our stay at Gibney Beach Villas was absolutely fantastic. When you are there you feel you are in another world: the cute beach cottage, the fine sand, the greenery, the views, the sunset, the amazing crystal water and the secluded beach makes your stay in this little gem an amazing experience.
We were 4 adults traveling, we stayed in the garden cottage and the house was very comfortable outfitted with everything you need.
Teri's wonderful hospitality and care are a key part of why we love this place so much.
We highly recommended and are already planning to be back!
Thank you!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cruz Bay, St. John
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Absolutely everything about our stay at the Gibney Beach Villas was incredible. My husband and I live on St. John and recently stayed at the Gibney Beach Villas for our wedding week. We stayed in the front villa and our parents stayed in the back villa, or garden cottage. We got married on Gibney Beach and had our reception at Oppenheimer Beach, just down the beach a bit. Not only was this the perfect vacation and relaxation before/after our wedding, it was the PERFECT location. Everything about our wedding was perfect and we owe a great deal of that to Teri, Jennifer, and Isreal. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for all you did for us the days leading up to our wedding and after. I would not have changed a thing. I also can't tell you how much our parents enjoyed and appreciated Isreal. Not only does he do an impecable job maintaining the property, but bringing fresh fruit to their villa everyday was an amazing touch. Even though we live on St. John I hope to stay here again. I recommend the Gibney Beach Villas to any and everyone. The Villas are fantastically maintained and decorated (our personal favorite being the front cottage where you can hear the waves every morning) and the grounds are just beautiful. Teri went out of her way made sure that we had our privacy and never had to worry about anything. This was by far the best vacation (or stay-cation if you will) that we have ever had and we look forward to the day we can stay here again! Thank you Teri for everything you did for us! We will never forget your hospitality or your beautiful paradise! xoxo Corie and Michael

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ashland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

This is the best villa/beach ever! The garden cottage is very clean and roomy. I'm 10 years old and found Gibney online and my family and I fell in love with it. Teri is a wonderful host! This place is pure paradise!

Room Tip: Garden cottage is a better cottage for family's with children.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: | P.O. Box 1160, 00831, St. John
Location: Caribbean > U.S. Virgin Islands > St. John
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 37 Specialty Lodging in St. John
Number of rooms: 2
Also Known As:
Gibney Beach Villas Hotel St. John
Gibney Beach Villas St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands

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