Villa, 4 Bedrooms + Den, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
Perfect villa for couples or families
Amazing villa! We stayed at Blue Papaya 2 times now. First with another couple and our 2 year old son last year. Layout is great - we could be together if we all wanted to hang out or separate and feel that we both had privacy. Most recently we stayed with family, including our 2 small kids. The downstairs bedroom with attached lounge was perfect for us. The pool with zero entry is great for kids and large enough for all the adults to float and not be on top of each other. Having fans and AC in all rooms made it very comfortable. The villa decor is current with nods to the island but not overly kitschy. Each bedroom and bathroom is nicely appointed, with great beds and the most comfortable pillows. The views are beautiful from every room. Facing West, you have great sunsets in the evenings. The kitchen is well equipped and having a washer/dryer room is super convenient. We booked through Destination St John and they are seamless to work with - easy process, quick responses. They also do not charge for children under 5 (other companies do not have this policy). We looking forward to returning next year.
Perfect Couples Vacation!
The pictures of this beautiful villa do not do it justice! Blue Papaya is perfectly situated in Virgin Grande Estates, which is a quiet, private, gated community in Great Cruz bay over looking the Westin. You are about a 10-15 minute drive to Cruz Bay area and route 10 to famous North Shore beaches. Both Starfish Market and St John Market are on the way to the villa as well. The home had a car port large enough for 2 jeeps and a longer driveway if more car space is needed. Blue Papaya was perfectly laid out for our 3 couples vacation. Walking into the upstairs main living area, there is a large sitting area for game night, dining table, bar area, large up to date kitchen with blender, icemaker in freezer, plenty of cooking utensils, toaster and coffee maker. Connected to the kitchen is a walk in laundry, this is very handy if you are a light packer :) There is a little hall with master suite connected. The porch is AMAZING and had some of the best sunsets I have ever seen on St John. It was perfect for morning coffee, evening "happy hour(s)" and dining. There is master suite in a separate building (but connected) and two master suites at the pool area (one has a beverage center and large sitting area - would be perfect for a family with children) Also a half bath at pool area and a grill. All master suites were equally beautiful, furnished and spacious with plenty of closet and storage space and in room safes. The entire villa has A/C (I was a little surprised since most homes I've stayed in only have A/C in bedrooms). There were plenty of towels including beach towels, coolers and beach chairs. Destination St. John was extremely helpful and quick to respond with all questions, excellent management company! We can't wait to book again for another vacation in paradise!!!!
Perfect Family Vacation in Beautiful Blue Papaya!
What can I say...this villa is beautiful! Clean, well-maintained, very comfortable with amazing views are all words I would use to describe Blue Papaya. We spent our 10th anniversary in this lovely villa. Although there were only 5 of us, the villa can comfortably accommodate more guests. The lay-out is such that everyone can be together or they can retreat to their own private, luxurious retreat within the villa. The property has beautiful gardens and the sounds and sites of nature were amazing! The villa is equipped with modern appliances and everything was in great working order. It is located in a quiet neighborhood and has fantastic views (including one morning’s rainbow over the Bay view-priceless!). Some of the highlights for us included...Beach-entry style pool was perfect for our young children, the master on the pool deck’s sitting room was great to double as our children’s bedroom, the beds were very comfortable, the kitchen was very well-stocked and the stone showers, wood-work, brick floors and color scheme were simply beautiful. We spent our days enjoying some of the world's most beautiful beaches and our evenings grilling, playing in the pool and enjoying awe-inspiring views. Perfect family vacation! And the management company, Destination St John's booking process, quick replies to all my questions and help with all our needs were excellent. As an owner of vacation rental properties on VRBO, I highly recommend Blue Papaya! We will be back!