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“Beautiful, private villa”

Review of Perelandra

Perelandra is the perfect place to spend your vacation in paradise.
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Perelandra is the perfect place to spend your vacation in paradise.
The grounds of Perelandra have been landscaped with many kinds of palms and tropical flowers. The inviting entry to Perelandra
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25 reviews
Perelandra is the perfect place to spend your vacation in paradise.
The grounds of Perelandra have been landscaped with many kinds of palms and tropical flowers.
The inviting entry to Perelandra
The view, the decks, the pool!
Watch sailboats and cruise ships from the pool.
The side deck and the steps to the pool
A view of the upper and lower decks from the pool
The gas grill is ready for you to barbecue your dinner.
The view over Cruz Bay and on to St. Thomas
Enjoy a bug free evening outdoors in th screen porch.
Sit in the shade on the lower deck right next to the pool
The kitchen is fully equipped for making meals and crafting cocktails.
The Kitchen
Looking from the kitchen into the living area.
Dining.
Overhead fans throughout the villa keep it cool.
The upper bedroom has its own bath. State of the art air conditioning
The upper bathroom has a tropical feel.
Upper bathroom
Shower in the upper bathroom
The bed in the lower bedroom can be configured as a king (with king converter) or two twins
The lower bathroom
Lower bathroom shower
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Villa -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Cruz Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands

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GregSuze
Chappaqua, New York
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
“Beautiful, private villa”
Reviewed July 28, 2018 for a stay in July 2018

My wife and I have stayed at Perelandra twice this past year and we will be back. It is perfect for one or two couples. We have been renting houses on St. John for over 30 years and this is by far the best landscaping, view, and amenities we have ever encountered. The owner has equipped the house with everything vacationers could possibly need or want. We've never had such a well equipped kitchen! There is almost no time of day where some shade cannot be found. The owner has thought of everything to make the stay comfortable, easy and beautiful. It is just a short trip to grocery stores and town.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jul 29, 2018
Wow! High praise from someone who knows nd loves St. John so much.
You have been terrific guest and we would love to have you back.
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Karen K
1 review
“Great views, family accommodations, hope we can go back”
Reviewed July 8, 2018 for a stay in March 2018

We loved our stay at Perelandra. Stayed with our two teenage sons and the accommodations were perfect for the 4 of us. The views were spectacular - we loved watching the sunset every night from the deck or pool - this was a major draw for us. The evening sounds of Cruz Bay were lovely. The pool was just the right size for refreshing afternoon dips, clean and ready to use. Kitchen had all the amenities we needed. The local management company was great and helped with whatever we needed. There were basic beach amenities provided - cooler, chairs, towels. Close to Cruz Bay and the grocery store. The owner was very responsive to questions and very helpful in completing our reservations. They do a great job keeping the home in good shape and comfortable for a stay.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jul 9, 2018
Thank you so much. We try hard to keep our guests happy. St. John is a wonderful place. I hope you can come back and enjoy it again. We’d be happy to have you back to stay at Perelandra. We keep making improvements so there will be sure to be new things to enjoy there.
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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“We hope to return”
Reviewed January 24, 2017 for a stay in November 2016
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We really enjoyed this home, the location, the views and the care taken into all the little things you might need when staying far from home. We stayed with our two teenage boys who loved the downstairs bedroom and the access to the pool. We enjoyed the master bedroom upstairs with the sliding door to the screened in porch when you can watch the lights of St. Thomas and the ship's lights passing by while laying in bed at night listening to the tree frogs. The kitchen had everything we needed (blender was perfect for afternoon drinks), the living room offered good space for dining in or hanging out after a long day exploring. We just loved jumping in the pool for a refreshing dip after a beach day or taking in the sunset from the large deck off the living room. The house is pretty private, where you can only hear the occasional car pass by on the way up the hill or the roosters crow from down below in town. We really appreciated the beach chairs, snorkel gear, noodles and umbrella for the beach day. We hope to be back someday soon and Perelandra would be our first choice for a return.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jan 26, 2017
As the owners of Perelandra we try very hard to have everything our guests might need to make their vacation in our American paradise special. One thing that we especially work hard on is to keep the landscape lush and beautiful which makes Perelandra so private. Luckily it's very convenient to Cruz Bay. Thank you for this wonderful review. We would welcome you back.
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Lynn230
Cleveland, Ohio
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“Love it”
Reviewed March 11, 2016 for a stay in February 2016

Perelandra is everything we thought it would be! It is one of the best places I have ever stayed. We loved the view, the landscaping, the accommodations and the pool! The pool was a fun place to relax after our hikes and beach visits. Comfy bed, nice kitchen. We think we want to come back again!

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Liked best: The view , the pool
Liked least: Had an issue with the safe but it was resolved
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
Mar 12, 2016
I'm so glad your stay at Perelandra was a great one. We love our villa and we try to make it a great place for our guests. Definitely come back. We'd love to have you!
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Jessica R
Holbrook, New York
2 reviews
“Outstanding Villa with specaticular views!!!”
Reviewed August 2, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

I couldn't wait to write this review! My husband, our 2 year old daughter and in laws just got back 2 days ago from Perelandra on the island of St John in the USVI and we are missing it already!!! After missing our flight we were just excited to be on the island but once we arrived at the villa we were THRILLED! This place is a hidden oasis! On top of a hill overlooking the gorgeous Cruz Bay and St Thomas in the distance we felt so relaxed and ready to enjoy! We were met by Colby from Cimmaron management company at the car barge ferry and he took us straight there. He was the most friendliest person and so eager to help us with anything and everything. (they even had a complimentary bag of goodies soda, snacks and RUM!! along with a jug of water to get us started) This villa was also EXTREMELY clean! Not 1 ant, spider, or any bug!!!!! My husband daughter and I stayed in the bedroom on the lower floor which worked out great. We had the king size bed and my daughter had a blow up mattress (of course she ended up in bed with us) which was fine because we had so much room. That king mattress was the MOST comfortable bed we have EVER slept on (we really would like the brand of that mattress because we are wanting to buy the same one now) The bedrooms had air conditioners which were so quiet you had no clue they were on. The bathrooms were beautiful! The walk in showers were huge and so relaxing, especially ours downstairs because it had a screened in skylight which was wonderful. You could hear the birds chirping and you felt one with nature. The beautiful pool was just the right size and temperature for our family. Great to cool off in or jump in after a day at the beach!! The abundance of iguana and little lizards was fantastic ( my mother in law was terrified but it was fantastic to be so close) I also loved that there was a humming bird feeder on the top deck, every morning with breakfast and coffee our little hummers would come visit and it was so peaceful. The kitchen was well equipped with everything you could possibly need!!!! The grill came in handy, we grilled hot dogs and steaks that we picked up from Starfish Market which is about a 2 minute drive from the villa (so convenient) they have everything you could possibly need! Downtown Cruz Bay is maybe 5 minutes away and has great food, shopping ect. Our daughter had a fantastic time playing on the top deck and watching the birds and lizards. And being able to go from the living room to outside in 1 step! This villa is sensational and we cant wait to come back!!! Hopefully as a family of 4 next time!!!!!!! Thanks for everything!

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Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
Aug 3, 2015
What a wonderful review! Thank you! I just love when our gorgeous villa meets all the needs and wants of our guests. The view, the location and the villa itself is why we bought Perelandra. And we just keep on making it better. I haven't even seen our new dining area table and chairs or the new solar panels on our roof.
Your remark on our air conditioning made me laugh. When it was first installed I called the company because I was convinced it wasn't working because I could hear nothing! Imagine my chagrin when while I was talking the air was perfectly cooled.
I'm glad your family had a wonderful time. Please come back!
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Don N
Center Valley, Pennsylvania
1 review
“Very nice home with great views”
Reviewed July 16, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Perlandra is a very nice property with great views of Cruise Bay and St Thomas. Having air conditioning in the 2 bedrooms was great for a July vacation. Appliances in great shape and very new. The deck, pool and screened in porch are very nice. We grilled out a few times and had very nice dinners on the deck watching the sunset.

Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jul 17, 2015
Thank you for your review. I'm so glad you could enjoy Perelandra.
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Matthew S
Matawan, New Jersey
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Incredible stay at Perelandra!”
Reviewed June 22, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

My wife, another couple and I stayed at Perelandra for 1 week in June 2015. We are 2 couples who met on our honeymoon 5 years ago and have the same wedding anniversary. We wanted to meet up and celebrate together. We decided on staying in St. John and found Perelandra as a great villa option for us. We couldn't believe how perfect this place was!
The view and location are the best parts in a long list of great things about this villa. The unobstructed view of St. Thomas in the distance and Cruz Bay is perfect to wake up to and when winding down at night. The pool was also a great place to wind down after a long day of swimming at the beaches. We would make some drinks, turn on the stereo, and relax in the pool.
Perelandra was centrally located. It is only about a 3-5 minute drive down a steep hill and one main road to the center of Cruz Bay and the road that leads to the North Shore beaches. St. John's market and a gas station are both right at the bottom of the steep hill. Drive 1 minute in the opposite direction and you will reach Starfish Market, which has Sam and Jack's Deli upstairs (had the best deli sandwiches).
We were very impressed with how clean the villa was. No ants or pests finding their way in. All the dishes and pots were clean and ready to use. All the appliances were in great working shape. The grounds and condition of the house were beautiful. The washer and dryer were clean and very convenient.
Cimmaron Property management were very helpful. They were there to lead us to the villa when we go off the car barge. They showed us around the house, gave us the keys and recommended some restaurants, bars, and beaches. One night we called the concierge service to make reservations on the night of our anniversary. They ended up getting us the last available table that night.
I cannot say enough great things about our stay at Perelandra. We were very happy we chose to stay there, and recommend it to any small family or small groups of people looking for a relaxing and fun villa in St. John.

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Liked best: The view of St. Thomas and Cruz Bay from the deck.
Liked least: no complaints
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Management Response
Jun 23, 2015
I am so happy to hear you all had such a great time! Thank you for this great review! When I hear how guests appreciate all we do to keep Perelandra beautiful, up to date, well stocked, sparkling clean and how our management company goes out of their way to help our guests, I know all the effort we all put in is well worth it.

Our villa is now solar powered so as well we are doing what we can to help our environment.
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