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6 reviews
Welcome to Total Relaxation & Privacy
Wonderful Fully Equipped Kitchen
Pura Vida at Night
TV Area at night
Open Floor Plan
Great Sitting Area
Relax and Enjoy!
Deck
Deck
Entrance
Dining Area
TV Area
TV Area
Screened in Sitting Area
Sitting Area
Master Bedroom #1
Master Bath #1
Mater Bedroom #2
Master Bath #2
Master Bedroom #2
Beautiful Property Plantings
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Evening on Hart Bay
View from the Kitchen
View of Hart Bay from the deck
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Villa -
2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Cruz Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands

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P2Pir
United States
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Home like stay.”
Reviewed 22 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Husband and I, with our 1 year old child, stayed at Pura Vida for a week. This was our first trip to St John.

I have only good things to say about the villa. It is fully equipped with all necessary household items, beach gear, board games, books and dvds. A very home like ambience, immensely comfortable and clean, beautiful private views of garden and the sea from every corner of the house.

Our little one had quite a time crawling and cruising around in the house. A very baby friendly house, I would say.

Cruz Bay & car barge is 10 min car ride; Northshore beaches and Coral bay are 30 min car ride. St John grocery store is 6 min ride from the villa.

John Kelly, the owner was very responsive with every question/concerns we had and Stevie, the property manager was very helpful and suggested some really nice places to see and eat at while at St John.

We are looking forward to staying at Pura Vida the next time we visit St John.

I would highly recommend staying at Pura Vida.

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Liked best: Location, Amenities and Kid friendliness
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
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akatez
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
“Beautiful Villa”
Reviewed 15 May 2015 for a stay in April 2015

My husband, parents and 17 month old son recently spent 9 nights at Pura Vida. The property was even better than the pictures! The villa was extremely clean, bright and updated, the beds were very comfortable, and the location was perfect and offered great views and nice privacy. We loved spending our nights relaxing on the deck--and our son loved looking at all the birds and searching for geckos.
The owners were great and very helpful. Their taste is beautiful and everything was well maintained. The villa is very spacious, it was great having the 2.5 bathrooms!
We highly recommend this villa and hope to stay here the next time we visit the island.

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Liked best: Extremely clean, very comfortable beds, quiet location
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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SKS_CC27
Florida
1 review
“Enjoyed our stay at Pura Vida”
Reviewed 20 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

We just returned from a 4 day trip at Pura Vida on the beautiful island of St. John, USVI. We found the location to be quiet and peaceful but still very close to Cruz Bay.

The house was perfect for the two of us and it's very spacious. The owners have done a great job with the décor and make the house feel like it's your own home. The grounds are very unique as well. We took a walk through the trail down to the Hart Bay beach area our second morning there where we found many interesting shells, coral, sponges and sea fans washed up on shore.

We hope to make St. John a regular vacation spot for us and will definitely stay at Pura Vida again!

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Your age range 35-49
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“The definition of tranquility...”
Reviewed 8 March 2015 for a stay in February 2015
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We absolutely loved our stay at Pura Vida...what a wonderfully serene and peaceful property...the grounds are beautifully landscaped and upon arrival we found the home in immaculate condition...the decor is inviting and relaxing and the home was equipped with everything one could ever need...Steve, the property manager was extremely helpful; sharing recommendations to some of the best beaches and restaurants...Pura Vida was conveniently located to town and many of our favorite finds on the island...we hope to visit St. John in the future and would most definitely choose Pura Vida once again!!!

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lschelly
boston
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Fantastic and unique retreat exceeding expectations!”
Reviewed 4 December 2014 for a stay in November 2014
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I'm writing this on my last full day of the week... The only morning of rain since we arrived on beautiful St. John. The rain gives me a good excuse to not rush out the door in a frenzy to see, once again, every square inch of the island. I've been yearning to relax on the porch and take my time. What a gorgeous location and magnificent house! It has been an absolute treat to stay here. The outside of the house is gorgeous... A variety of flowering plants, hummingbirds, and lizards await. The house appears to be new but I think was recently renovated. The inside was immaculate when we arrived. There was a thoughtful variety of goodies awaiting us in the refrigerator - thank you! The house is decorated beautifully and beckons one to hang out and relax. Every turn is visually appealing. Every amenity was well thought out ... The towels were plush, the bed so comfortable, the bathroom products were awesome. I usually don't use a/c on the island but this week was warmer than I was used to, so greatly appreciated sleeping with it on. I've stayed in several houses on St. John, and this is by far my favorite. Consider yourself lucky if you are able to book this house- you will not be disappointed! Thank you, John and Maura!

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Liked best: I loved how well equipped the house was; it was hard to leave as it was so comfortable.
Liked least: I can't say one bad thing about it!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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