Virgin Grand Estates, St. John

Blue Papaya | 5 BRs

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Description

St. John villa expert Betsy

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Blue Papaya is the perfect villa for family vacations. One of the four bedrooms enjoys a lounge and wet bar, and each suite has exterior access, gorgeous views, and an ensuite bathroom. Cruz Bay is minutes away, but you still have the safety and privacy of a gated community. What’s not to love?

Brilliant sunset views!

Blue Papaya sits in Virgin Grand Estates, an exclusive gated neighborhood near Cruz Bay. The villa enjoys brilliant sunsets and views of St. Thomas on the horizon.

A slim lap pool borders the sundeck. Loungers sit in the sun and shade, and the upper balconies provide extra outdoor seating. One balcony holds an outdoor dining and living area, while the other balconies are furnished with armchairs and coffee tables. There is additional outdoor dining around the side of the villa’s main level. The well-appointed Great Room includes a lounge, dining table, and kitchen. The lounge features a flatscreen TV, seating, and balcony access. The large dining table and breakfast bar seat guests near an ocean view. The gourmet kitchen features stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, a blender, and a coffee maker. Each of Blue Papaya’s bedrooms has an ensuite bathroom. On the main level, there are two king suites. On the pool level, there are two more king suites with exterior access only. One suite has an attached children’s room with two daybeds, a TV, and exterior access.

Blue Papaya is minutes from St John’s best beaches, and Cruz Bay’s shops, restaurants, and activities are within a short drive. WiFi and air-conditioning run throughout the villa.

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Dates People Nightly Weekly
May 4, 2024 to Dec 17, 2024
7 Night Minimum
1-2 people $656 USD $4,590 USD
3-3 people $691 USD $4,840 USD
4-4 people $727 USD $5,090 USD
5-5 people $763 USD $5,340 USD
6-6 people $799 USD $5,590 USD
7-7 people $834 USD $5,840 USD
8-8 people $870 USD $6,090 USD
9-9 people $906 USD $6,340 USD
10-10 people $941 USD $6,590 USD
Dec 18, 2024 to Jan 5, 2025
10 Night Minimum
1-8 people $1,700 USD $11,900 USD
9-9 people $1,736 USD $12,150 USD
10-10 people $1,771 USD $12,400 USD
Jan 6, 2025 to May 2, 2025
7 Night Minimum
1-2 people $993 USD $6,950 USD
3-3 people $1,029 USD $7,200 USD
4-4 people $1,064 USD $7,450 USD
5-5 people $1,100 USD $7,700 USD
6-6 people $1,136 USD $7,950 USD
7-7 people $1,171 USD $8,200 USD
8-8 people $1,207 USD $8,450 USD
9-9 people $1,243 USD $8,700 USD
10-10 people $1,279 USD $8,950 USD
May 3, 2025 to Dec 17, 2025
7 Night Minimum
1-2 people $656 USD $4,590 USD
3-3 people $691 USD $4,840 USD
4-4 people $727 USD $5,090 USD
5-5 people $763 USD $5,340 USD
6-6 people $799 USD $5,590 USD
7-7 people $834 USD $5,840 USD
8-8 people $870 USD $6,090 USD
9-9 people $906 USD $6,340 USD
10-10 people $941 USD $6,590 USD
Dec 18, 2025 to Jan 5, 2026
10 Night Minimum
1-8 people $1,700 USD $11,900 USD
9-9 people $1,736 USD $12,150 USD
10-10 people $1,771 USD $12,400 USD
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Notes on Rates:

  • All rental rates are based on two persons per bedroom.
  • This property charges rates in US Dollars.
  • Rates do not include: tax of 12.5%, damage waiver fee of $75.00.
  • Rates are subject to change.
  • Holiday bookings may require longer stays or whole house rate.

Personal Concierge Services

Choosing the right villa is just the first step in creating the perfect vacation experience. We help you plan every element of your villa vacation, from rental cars to spa treatments, completely personalized to you.

  • grocery provisioning
  • car rental
  • spa services
  • chef/cook services
  • butler service
  • restaurant reservations
  • activities and sightseeing
  • ferry/airport transfers
  • laundry service

Details

Beds & Baths

Main House

  • Bedroom 1: Main Level
    • 1 King, Air Conditioning, Private terrace
    • Ensuite Full Bath with Cable/Satellite, Window screens
  • Bedroom 2: Main Level
    • 1 King, Air Conditioning
    • Ensuite Full Bath with Cable/Satellite
  • Bedroom 3: Pool Deck
    • 1 King, Air Conditioning, Exterior Access Only, Pool View
    • Ensuite Full Bath with Cable/Satellite
  • Bedroom 4: Pool Deck
    • 1 King, Air Conditioning, Exterior Access Only
    • Ensuite Full Bath with Cable/Satellite
  • Additional Sleeping off Bedroom: Pool Deck level, connected to the pool king bedroom suite
    • 2 Daybeds, Air Conditioning, Exterior Access, Exterior Access Only, TV

Staff

  • 1 Housekeeper: Weekly

Features

Interior

  • Big Screen Television
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker - Drip style
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Internet Access/WiFi
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Oven/Stove
  • Safe
  • Television
  • Toaster
  • Washer/Dryer

Exterior

  • Balcony
  • BBQ Outside (Gas)
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Cooler
  • Gated Community
  • Pool at Villa
  • Sunset View
Pool "Beach" entry
Location Virgin Grand Estates
Beach 20 Mins. to North Shore Beaches
Groceries 3-5 by car
Restaurants 3-5 by car
Transfers Guests are met at the dock to greet you when you arrive to our island. Guests will be ushered to your vehicle rental company where you will sign for the vehicle and circle back to pick up the luggage. You will then follow the greeter out to your home for a thorough tour and overview of the property, its unique features as well as house rules and contact information. Due to liability restrictions, our greeters are not permitted to carry guests or their luggage in their vehicle.
Notes Dining room seats 6
Children Welcome
Additional Housekeeping - additional fee under 8 nights

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Reviews

4.00/6

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(6 reviews)

80% traveler satisfaction

exceeded expectations

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Blue Papaya, St. John villa review

We stayed at Blue Papaya on December of 2022 with our family and returned in March of 2023 with friends. Each stay was more than perfect! Blue Papaya is immaculate and well stocked. The layout provides ample room for privacy with 4 ensuite bedrooms as well as inviting indoor and outdoor areas to gather. The beds and linens are very comfortable, and the bathrooms are just elegant. Afternoon cocktails by the pool, and later on the deck, are a perfect way to end the day. It is the best seat on the island to watch the lights of St. Thomas rise at night. We will certainly be back for a third visit!
Lisa H.
Cape Cod, MA

Our experience working with WhereToStay was wonderful! I did have one glitch when the refrigerator stopped working after dinner, and I had a response to my text within minutes. Within the hour a small fridge was delivered and the problem was solved the next morning. I was very pleased with how promptly my issue was resolved.

Posted by Jeff H

Beautiful Villa with Amazing Views

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Blue Papaya, St. John villa review

My wife, father and I spent a week at Blue Papaya in mid May 2022. We were thoroughly pleased with every moment of our stay. The villa is both beautifully designed and decorated. Each room conveys a welcoming Caribbean feel. The kitchen is well appointed and perfect for our needs. But the most memorable aspect of the villa are the views from the upstairs veranda. We spent hours lounging on the veranda watching the boats in Great Cruz Bay and the sunsets over St. Thomas each night. Blue Papaya is on our list of places to visit again one day.

Andrew was a pleasure to work with. He was both informative and responsive to any questions we had. The entire booking experience was easy and well organized.

Posted by Bruce C

Beautiful Home

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Blue Papaya, St. John villa review

Blue Papaya was just as advertised. It has a great pool, comfortable beds, an easy to use kitchen, and air-conditioning throughout. The drive up is steep in places, but the hilltop views and the breeze make the trek a distant memory. We actually spent a couple of days just hanging around the house and pool. Management was responsive, even though we didn’t need them. We highly recommend this home.

We have worked with Shawna and Andrew in the past, and they always deliver first-class service. The homes are great and they are always responsive.

Posted by Brian B

Special Family Vacation

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Blue Papaya, St. John villa review

Villa is beautiful and love the location and views! All the amenities were great!

Working with Where to Stay was awesome! Betsy was great and so helpful with answering all my questions and recommendations for my concerns. Would definitely work through them again!!

Posted by Helene L

Lovely villa in gated neighborhood

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Blue Papaya, St. John villa review

Very attractive, gorgeously decorated villa with beautiful views of Great Cruz Bay and St. Thomas. The glittering nighttime views are especially breathtaking. The villa has very comfortably furnished interiors with dark wood vaulted ceilings and brick floors. Bathrooms are generously sized and feature native stone showers. The pool deck is reasonably well screened and receives all day sun. The villa is located in a neighborhood of similar high end vacation homes. There are a number of villas in quite close proximity and therefore other vacationers can be seen and their music heard outdoors on the terrace and pool deck.

The WhereToStay.com team were thoroughly professional and provided excellent service.

Posted by Charles F

Almost Paradise

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Blue Papaya, St. John villa review

This villa is located in a gated neighborhood, in a very convenient location for shopping, dining out & beaches. The area is relatively peaceful & we enjoyed sitting on covered porch & listening to the peepers & chickens who are frequent visitors.
The Positives:
1. Comfortable & tasteful furnishings . Nice views of Great Cruz Bay & sunset.
2. Comfortable beds in both upper bedrooms.
3. Well provisioned kitchen with most cooking essentials.
4. Newer appliances.
5. Good blender.

The Negatives:
1. Pool was in need of repairs (missing tiles, large areas where it had been previously patched) & it didn’t seem that pump was working.
1.a. No pool floats other than 2 large kids inner tubes.
2. Lower bedrooms were unusable due to strong mold/mildew smell, despite having a de-humidifier set up in the room.
3. Very inadequate storage for clothing. We had to put everything on a triangular shelve in closet. No dressers at all.
4. No sound system for music until propert mgr dropped off a Bluetooth system that we had to unpack & connect ourselves.
5. The only corkscrew we could find was broken & dangerous to use.
6. No working ice maker in refrigerator.
7. No hot water in separate upper bedroom shower.

Betsy with WhereToStay was wonderful to work with in booking the property.

Posted by Heidi H