Two self-contained suites with separate private entrances provide an intimate experience for a couple or, when both suites are rented together, the right mix of privacy and proximity for friends. There are also sleeper sofas on both levels to accommodate additional guests.
The 1,000 square foot suites (the lower suite is slightly larger with a full size kitchen) boast every comfort, including separate living rooms, air-conditioned bedrooms with King sized beds, spacious bathrooms, ceiling fans, fully appointed kitchens and outdoor grills.
Each has a private terrace and hot tub with breathtaking views across Cinnamon, Francis and Maho Bays, toward Jost Van Dyke and Tortola.
Gatehouse embodies casual elegance in a whimsical island atmosphere. Stone from all three U.S. Virgin Islands, coral tile from the Yucatan, commissioned stained-glass windows, iron gates, antique bricks and exotic Brazilian hardwoods combine to create an exquisite accommodation, in form reminiscent of the 18th Century Danish sugar mill ruins that still dot the island.
The beach at Peter Bay is as pristine as any along St. John's North Shore. Because it is private, it has the added advantage of having a truly untouched, "virgin" quality. If you prefer a more "full service" experience, Gatehouse is nestled between two of the world's most famous beach destinations, Trunk Bay to the west and Cinnamon Bay to the east.
Gatehouse is truly in the perfect location to enjoy all that St. John has to offer, from Cruz Bay, a mere seven minute ride away, to Coral Bay, only a little bit further. And all of the National Park beaches and most of the Park's hiking trails are closer still.
Come and experience the best of the Caribbean - Gatehouse at Peter Bay. Completely refurbished and renovated in 2005, it is one of the few places in the world where you can still enjoy the elegance, serenity and unspoiled beauty of a bygone era.
*As is true in any popular destination, construction of a new home continues on top the western crest of Peter Bay Estates. As of winter 2012, we anticipate some construction noise and possibly periodic construction traffic interruptions that could affect the Peter Bay neighborhood. If you would like further details on the current status of this building activity, please inquire and we'll be happy to obtain the latest information for you.
We loved our time at the Gate House. The view is just incredible any time of the day. We enjoyed having coffee, meals, cocktails on our private balcony overlooking Cinnamon Bay. The Jacuzzi was great after a day of hiking and for stargazing. We liked the layoutâvery spacious for two people. They even stocked our fridge with a basket of goodies. If there was a minor problem or question, they took care of it right away and followed through to make sure everything was to our satisfaction.
My wife and stayed at Peter Bay Gatehouse (upper unit) for about a week in late June (6/18-6/26). I do not think we could have picked a better place. We had never been to St. John previously and sort of just took a shot in the dark on this place. It was a amazing. St. John was amazing. We were blown away by the world-class beaches and snorkeling and loved the primitive feel of the island. It was just perfect. We will most certainly be returning.
My husband and I stayed at the Peter Bay Gatehouse (Upper unit) for a week in August on our honeymoon. It was a wonderful experience. The view from the gatehouse, particularly the upper unit is unbelievable. We loved the hot tub and using it at night watching storms roll in across the island. We loved St. John as an island, it was nice and small, very easy to navigate, and there are plenty of good restaurants to eat at. Peter Bay has it's own small beach not accessible to the public. It was a little difficult to find but it was worth it once we did. We also enjoyed exploring the island of St. John on hikes. There are a number of other small beaches that aren't necessarily on the map but are very quiet and private if you find them. I would recommend going before 11am to the beaches as they started to get crowded after that. We would definitely recommend the Peter Bay Gatehouse to a couple looking for a quiet beach vacation, we truly enjoyed our stay!
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 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 a larger villa. Thanks for a wonderful experience.