Part of the exclusive gated community of Peter Bay, the Gatehouse balances escapism with connection to the vibrancy and heritage of St John. Situated 80 minutes from the airport and only seven minutes from the bustle and easy-going nightlife of Cruz Bay, the Gatehouse is just two minutes from an expanse of pristine private beach and commands gorgeous views of Cinnamon, Francis and Maho Bays. Famous beaches Trunk Bay and Cinnamon Bay also lie nearby.
The air-conditioned, king ensuites are designed in a magnificent, sweeping curve with period-style windows looking out to the verdant foliage beyond. The grand main rooms provide space to spread out and luxuriate in the beautiful design which combines stone from the U.S. Virgin Islands, coral tiles from the Yucatan, commissioned stained-glass windows, antique bricks and exotic Brazilian hardwoods.
A step outside leads you onto the private terraces where a hot tub overlooks the unblemished emerald curves of the rainforest. The fully-equipped kitchens and outdoor grills are perfect for whipping up a romantic meal and there’s even a sleeper sofa if guests stop by. Surrounded on all sides by protected National Park, the Gatehouse is in the prime spot for exploring the local hiking trails and then retiring back to your beachside bolthole to sip a refreshing cocktail and listen to the waves below.
We recently rented the Peter Bay Gatehouse in lovely St. John. Tracie and I were married on Hawksnest Beach and it was beautiful. The villa was great and the view spectacular. The staff (especially Kellie) was very accommodating when we had a couple of minor issues which were somewhat our fault due to not knowing the villa. The staff member (can't remember her name Sorry) that met us at the ferry was very nice and went out of her way to accommodate us because we were late due to wedding plans, etc) The hot tub, grill and laundry room were nice perks. I will not pack as much next time LOL. Next time we will probable bring another couple or two and will use Destination St John again for a larger villa. Thanks for a wonderful experience.