The pictures don't do Heaven's Gate justice! The owners attention to detail throughout was impressive. The bedrooms are private & very comfortable. The outdoor showers are works of art. The grounds are immaculate and beautiful. I never saw such a wide variety of tropical flowers at a private villa. We were up early every morning to greet the rising sunshine...coffee till 10 am on the beautiful porches. Then decision time....do we leave or not? Take a 15 minute drive further east to the East End of the island & stop at Miss Vie's snack shack~ great food. Spend another $2.50 per person & swim & snorkel on her most private sandy beach. Lovely day away from Heaven's Gate. Most relaxing vacation I've ever had! Definitely plan to come back! I wish them great success but I hope it's available when I need it next!
What a wonderful villa! Absolutely stunning views from a fully equipped island home. The first thing you'll notice upon coming up the drive are the beautiful flowers, plants and trees that make even the exterior unique, even for St John. The landscaping is just the beginning, though. The gorgeous front entrance and 'silo' are welcoming and once inside you already feel as though you are home. A compass on the stonework out front gets your bearings for the view out of the windows in the great room and on to the porch is so much to take in,. The wrap-around porches (private on two of the suites) are breathtaking, with a full 210 degree view of the far East End and Caribbean Sea. To your right is a modest-looking, though deep-enough-to-dive pool thats just the right temperature to cool off in the warm sun. Should you turn back around to come inside and finally set your bags down, the well-equipped kitchen promises the meals will be just as good as the view. The suites are all set for a cozy, cool night in, should you choose to skip the top-of-the-line television in the great room. A/C really wasn't needed yet, but will be well appreciated in the summer months. A stereo in the great room powers the interior sound, while a separate one plays your music over the pool and sun deck. If you decide to leave the vila, theres great bars in the area to catch sports or live music and amazing food at Ms Vie's, a five minute drive East. Snorkeling is world class and the hiking will leave you hungry to fire up the grill out front. I would highly recommend this villa over any I have stayed in on the Western side of the island. The privacy is unmatched, the location is perfect, and the view cannot be beaten on St John.
My husband and I just returned from a ten night stay at Heaven's Gate. It was one of the most awesome villas that we have ever stayed in. There we found a true jewel that provided peace, solitude, great views and the ultimate in comfort. Everything was there that we could have ever needed. We were met in Coral Bay and escorted to the house which has an electronic gate and a long driveway up to the house. The flower gardens beside the driveway and the house were done by the owner herself and the grounds are immaculate. The interior of the house is exactly as shown in the photos. I would recommend this villa to my family and friends because of it's spectacular views and the well kept condition of the house itself and the grounds. Everything was spotless. If you are looking for a great escape, this is the villa for you