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Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,500 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

True caribbean design with amazing views!


* Open air design with 180 degree views of the Caribbean sea

* First morning breakfast prepared by a chef at the villa (with 5 night minimum stay)

* Unobstructed sunsets year round

* Private heated salt water pool with large sun deck

* Spacious shaded lanai

* 3 King beds and 2 twins can be converted to a king bed

* Great villa for families or couples get aways.

* Cable tv and high speed internet

* New kitchen appliances

* Large gas grill

* Indoor and outdoor dining areas

* Lush gardens surround the villa

* Beach chairs, snorkel gear, stand up paddle boards yoga mats and beach coolers included

* 3 1/2 bathrooms, two with exterior showers

* laundry facilities

* 5 minutes to St. John Market

* 10-15 minute drive to north shore beaches located in the Virgin Islands National Park

** Airport transfers available

** Provisioning service available

This lovely St. John home with a Hawaian name certainly lives up to it's moniker. This "Heavenly Home" is a 4 bedroom 3.5 bath with authentic caribbean flair tucked into a lush green garden on the hillside of Maria Bluff. Hidden away and yet close to everything, Hale Lani is 5 minutes from Cruz Bay and close to world renown beaches of the north shore. 9 ft. tall sliding glass pocket doors seem to vanish bringing the Caribbean sea and amazing sunsets to every room.

You enter the house through a flower filled garden into a "lanai" or large covered breezeway which opens up to a very private and inviting pool with endless views of the caribbean and beyond. Sunbathers and shade seekers alike can enjoy time together in this area with everyone finding the comfort they desire with outdoor seating for 10+. Listen to the ocean waves hitting the shore from the pool deck. Lush tropical gardens surround your hideaway and a colorful palette of flowers beautifully frame the cobalt, sapphire and teal shades of the caribbean. Open the doors and allow the colors and fragrances to awaken your senses.

Hale Lani has 4 large air conditioned bedrooms, 3 kings and 1 with two twins, placed on two levels for optimum views and privacy. The two master bedrooms have large closets and full baths ensuite with native stone outdoor showers. The two lower bedrooms are adjoining, have large closets and share a large full bath. All four bedrooms have large sliding glass doors with romantic sunset views and the lights of St. Thomas at night.

A bright and airy kitchen is well equipped and opens into the living/dining area. The floor to ceiling sliding glass pocket doors disappear into the walls allowing three sides of this area to open up and bring the caribbean breezes indoors.

Enjoy everything the beaches of St. John have to offer with our 2 standup paddle boards at no extra charge! Lessons are available and should be scheduled upon arrival to the villa. Beach chairs, snorkel gear and beach towels are properly maintained and cleaned prior to your arrival.

Whether you are looking for adventure, relaxation, or a combination of both Hale Lani gives you everything you need. Come and create some memories that are sure to never fade! Contact the owners of Hale Lani today!

** additional fees

-Airport transfers $50 per person plus $50 barge fees

-Provisioning fees are 20% of total grocery bill

More Details

David Thomeczek
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 19, 2018

About David Thomeczek

Julie and I met in 2008 in Fort Collins, Colorado. The story of how we met is magical and started with Julie posting her Subaru Outback on craigslist for sale so that she could relocate to the Caribbean. Our story is a wonderful tale of finding love when you least expect it and grabbing ahold with both hands.

Fast forward to 2011 and we were wed on Trunk bay in front of our immediate family. It didn't take much for Julie to convince me to join her on her dream to relocate to St. John. We returned to Colorado after our wedding and ran two businesses along with working full time jobs and a couple of part time ones, to pay off all of our debt to make this move a reality.

November 2013 we quit our jobs and sold our belongings and moved to St. John! We secured a position managing a the small beach front hotel that we had our family stay in for our wedding. It has been a dream come true for us. We love the hospitality business and love helping people from all over the world discover St. john and have the vacation of a lifetime.

Skip ahead to summer of 2015 and we were able to purchase Hale Lani! A home of almost the exact design that I had sketched out many times on napkins and scrap paper when thinking about what our ideal home on St. John would look like. Come and hear the entire love story! We love sharing our story and our love for St. John. Contact us today! if you need more information you can contact us through VRBO or call 340-227-6769

David Thomeczek purchased this villa in 2015

Why David Thomeczek chose Estate Chocolate Hole and Great Cruz Bay

When shopping for homes on St. John we were looking for a home that had unique architecture. One that had characteristics that lived and breathed "Caribbean" not one that you could pick up and move to anywhere else and have it make sense. Step foot in Hale Lani and you will know exactly what we are talking about. Expansive views, open air living, all the comforts of home, and a design that allows St. John's natural beauty to be the star of the vacation and an experience you will never forget. Hale Lani is that home!

What makes this villa unique

The design of this home and it's amazing views stole my heart the first time entered the property. The name Hale Lani means "heavenly view" and it truly is heavenly. The main part of the house has three sides that are 9 ft. tall sliding glass doors. When you open the doors they disappear by sliding into pockets built into the corners of the room leaving you with wonderful breezes and amazing views. Whether you are looking for a romantic sunset with your lover, a lively setting for a cocktail party or an evening around the pool with the family, you are sure to find it here.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation villa rental in Estate Chocolate Hole and Great Cruz Bay, Virgin Islands

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Indoor and outdoor showers, Native stone shower outside
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Family suite shared bath.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Common area upstairs
    Master 2 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Native stone outdoor shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Pool Master - 1 king , A/c,private balcony,outdoor shower,robes,hair dryer,seaview
    Master with office - 1 king , A/C,outdoor shower,hair dryer,robes,fan,seaview, balcony
    Family suite 2 - 2 twin/ single , shared bath,robes, A/C,sea view,garden view
    Family master suite - 1 king , A/C,robes,private entry, fans, hair dryer, sea view,robes
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
FREE 24 hour concierge available. Grocery and Liquor provisioning available for a 20% charge of the cost of the provisioned purchased. Massage, private chef, bartender, and housekeeping services and taxi services are available at an extra cost. Please ask owner about these services when booking.


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average rating of 4.967742 based on 31 reviews

A week in paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed seven wonderful nights at Hale Lani and loved every minute of it. The description and pictures of the property are exactly as described. The chef-prepared breakfast our first morning there was wonderful and an excellent touch. The pool was wonderful and all of the beds quite cozy. We especially loved the outdoor showers. Needless to say, we will be back!

  • Submitted: 4-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pictures Don't Do It Justice

  • 5 of 5

Hale Lani is the perfect villa! Dave and Julie have carefully considered every detail of your visit to their property. We were met by Justin since Dave and Julie were out of town, who showed us to the villa and was happy to let us stop by the grocery on our way. After a long travel day, we were all excited to find they had left fresh deli snacks for us in the refrigerator. I can't think of any better way to have started our first full day on the island than with the delicious chef prepared breakfast they provide. Dave & Julie have equipped the house with everything you need (including snorkel equipment, beach chairs, beach towels and cooler). The sunsets were amazing and we were fortunate to see a rainbow several mornings. We enjoyed the pool and the outdoor showers, but our favorite thing about this villa was the option to have it completely open using the "disappearing doors/windows". For our family, the villa was perfectly located as it is private, but convenient to everything. We wouldn't consider staying anywhere else!

  • Submitted: 16-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectular views, beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

This home is truly amazing. Perfect for 8 adults or 2 families. Caribbean views from every room. 2 outdoor showers! Pool is an added bonus. David and Julie are great owners. We will be back.

  • Submitted: 7-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I’m a little late on my review but was thinking of this lovely place tonight and thought it is better late than never. This place is prettier than even the pictures in this site...nothing could do it justice other than seeing it in person. We went with my family of four, my mother in law and My sister in law and her family of four. Yes, we had a house full but it was perfect. Every body had their space. The two couples had their own suites and it had a downstairs with several bedrooms for all the kids and Grandma. The views were to die for. So much to do all over the island. Everything was super clean too. The pool is beautiful and in the middle of the house with dynamic views and sunsets. Thanks Thomas for being a awesome host. Hope we can come again one day soon.

Kindest Regards,

Cami and Brian Hill Family

  • Submitted: 28-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our fourth time staying at Hale Lani in the last two years. After staying at many other villas and condos on St John over the last 25 years, we have finally found " our home". The location can't be beat. The " in your face" blue water views from Hale Lani, with no other houses visible, is something that has become very difficult to find on St John given the convenient location and price point. The house is comfortable, beautifully decorated, and also very functional. The three masters are very spacious, offer great privacy from each other, and each is beautifully decorated. One upstairs bedroom has a balcony, and the other opens to a large walkway/ sitting area that joins it to the main house. There is a wonderful ground level covered sitting area/ patio just outside the master and adjoining downstairs bedroom. This area would be a great place for tweets or teens to have " privacy" to use their devices, play their music, and separate themselves out of earshot from the " old folks" upstairs. They can pop up and down the ladder that connects this area to the pool deck. This area also affords great privacy for a partially shaded outdoor afternoon siesta.

The air conditioning in all the rooms is a plus, and you can still dine outside in the shade under cover in the Lani overlooking the pool or create a fully screened environment to enjoy the breeze in the great room if you visit between December- May. The grounds are beautifully landscaped, but, as we usually visit in August, we opt to spend more time in the A/C and then sit outside by the pool and admire the lights of St Thomas at night.

.The house is very well equipped, and if there is something you need and they don't have it, Julie and Dave can probably come up with it for you in no time. They are the most helpful accommodating owners and managers we have ever encountered.

  • Submitted: 3-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unbeatable view, comfortable house, great host.

  • 5 of 5

You will love staying at this house just a short drive from Cruz Bay. One of our family's best vacations ever.

  • Submitted: 4-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
St. Thomas
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Westin Resort
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
St Thomas
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Westin Resort
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Great Cruz Bay Beach
Car: recommended

All of the beaches, snorkeling, boating, and hiking of The Virgin Islands National Park are a short 10 minute scenic drive away. Hale Lani is located just minutes from St John Market (the finest grocery store on St. John) and The Lemongrass Restaurant within the Westin Resort. A short 5 minute drive to all of the Cruz bay shopping and dining.

St. John is the Jewel of the Caribbean. With the majority of the land and much of the surrounding waters designated as a United States National Park, St. John consistently is voted as a top vacation destination by readers of Islands Magazine and Caribbean Travel and Life. St. John was ranked the number one vacation destination in the Caribbean. We Love to share this special Island with friends new and old. Contact us for availability at Hale Lani today.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation villa rental in Estate Chocolate Hole and Great Cruz Bay, Virgin Islands

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nightly Rate
Nov 18 2018 - Nov 24 2018
5 night minimum stay
Holiday 2018-2019
Dec 22 2018 - Jan 5 2019
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

This reservation is fully refundable up to 90 days prior to arrival less credit card fees. If you cancel the reservation 30 or more days but less than 90 days from arrival, 50% of the full rate quoted will be charged. Any cancellations 30 days from rival will be charges at the full rate quoted. We strongly urge you to purchase travel insurance.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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