My family has been enjoying St. John for over 15 years and Gaia’s Pearl is, by far, our favorite villa we’ve rented. While there may be other villas that are located in more well-known locations, Gaia’s Pearl has the perfect combination of location, views and design that make it unmatched. The location is perfect for getting to town and the markets quickly and also provides easy access to the beaches. In my opinion, the view from this side of STJ is the absolute best on island and provides perfect sunset views from all rooms. The house also has a great design with clean, modern finishes and an extremely user-friendly layout; it is definitely built for hosting families or large groups. We hosted 19 people for Thanksgiving and had no trouble with space or amenities. What we appreciated most is that all five bedrooms are equally appointed and have the same great amenities and views. No one in our party felt as if one bedroom was better than another – which is a common complaint we had had in prior villas.
The property managers’ communication and helpfulness are top notch! We were made aware that we would be Gaia’s Pearl first guests and were slightly concerned that there would be a lot of construction debris, or unfinished portions of the villa. While there are certainly some tweaks that need to be made, we were pleasantly surprised at how clean and prepared the villa was. Gaia’s Pearl had nearly everything you’d expect in a luxury villa, a superb sound system throughout the Living areas, the largest TV I’ve seen in a rental, and a pool with sunsets to die for. Gaia’s Pearl is only going to get more impressive as time goes on. We have already reserved it for next Thanksgiving and plan on staying even longer.