Blue Papaya


4 Bedroom, 4.5 Bath | Virgin Grand Estates

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Beds Baths Location Max Guests
4 4.5 Virgin Grand Estates 10

Rates

Year In Season Off Season Holiday Additional Info
2022 $6,750/2
$6,950/3
$7,150/4
$7,350/5
$7,550/6
$7,750/7
$7,950/8
$4,650/2
$4,850/3
$5,050/4
$5,250/5
$5,450/6
$5,650/7
$5,850/8
$11,500

2021 Off Season: April 18, 2021 - December 18, 2021
2021 Holiday Weeks: December 18, 2021 – January 6, 2022 (10 night minimum stay over holidays)*
2022 In Season: January 7, 2022 - April 29, 2022
2022 Off Season: April 30, 2022 - December 18, 2022

* Holiday rates MAY include Christmas/New Years, Thanksgiving, Easter, Presidents' Week and Carnival week

2023 $6,950/2
$7,200/3
$7,450/4
$7,700/5
$7,950/6
$8,200/7
$8,450/8
$4,590/2
$4,840/3
$5,090/4
$5,340/5
$5,590/6
$5,840/7
$6,090/8
$11,900

2021 Off Season: April 18, 2021 - December 18, 2021
2021 Holiday Weeks: December 18, 2021 – January 6, 2022 (10 night minimum stay over holidays)*
2022 In Season: January 7, 2022 - April 29, 2022
2022 Off Season: April 30, 2022 - December 18, 2022

* Holiday rates MAY include Christmas/New Years, Thanksgiving, Easter, Presidents' Week and Carnival week

Additional Guests up to Max Guests, $250/week each.
Pool Net A/C Kids
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Be sure to call to check the very latest availability since bookings can change at any time.

About Blue Papaya

Blue Papaya Villa is a luxurious 4 bedroom estate home in the exclusive Virgin Grand Estates. This incredible new home offers everything the good life on St. John is all about. Enter Blue Papaya through native stone walkways, and a charming trellised pergola. Lush colorful tropical foliage abounds and enthralls.
Welcome to Blue Papaya in Virgin Grand Estates

The view overwhelms. From rainbows and sailboats gliding over a glistening sea by day, to brilliant sunsets, to the twinkling lights of St. Thomas dancing in the distance on a moonlit night, the view is truly breathtaking.
The view overwhelms with brilliant sunsets

Once inside, you'll be at the heart of this gracious home. The living/dining area is beautifully appointed with soothing colors, mahagony accents and designer furnishings. The large dining table and wet bar will invite elegant dinners and lingering conversation. The gourmet kitchens offers all the bells and whistles the even fussiest cook could ask for. .
Beautifully appointed living and dining area

There are two elegant guests suites on this main level, both with luxurious king bedding, fine linens and large, well appointed baths, with a stonework shower for the romantic.
Elegant suite with king bedding and fine linens

A short walk down a covered stairwell brings you to the main pool deck. A large pool with a beach entry gives guests a place to swim or simply cool off while sunning and enjoying the magnificent westward view of the Caribbean Sea. The antique brick patio offers options for both sunning and shade, with ample seating and lounging
Main pool deck with ample seating

From the pool deck, Blue Papaya features two additional king bedroom suites. One of these sits just steps from the pool, and opens onto yet another, more casual bedroom, complete with wet bar. This area is perfect for young families, or for use as a tranquil lounge in this beautiful suite.
Two additional king bedroom suites off the pool deck

Of course Blue Papaya has air conditioning, flat screen TVs and WIFI, as well as every creature comfort you need to enhance your stay at this magnificent home. Inside a gated community, but just minutes away from town and all the best beaches, Blue Papaya offers you the good life, St. John style!
Spacious living area with wet bar

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Leslie
Posted: Jun 18, 2022
We had an amazing stay at Blue Papaya. The house is beautiful - from the stone walled bathrooms in the private suites, to the well stocked kitchen to the stunning views from the balcony and pool. Our kids loved swimming in the pool at night and we loved the sunsets and sunrises. We saw rainbows on 2 mornings! It accommodated our 2 families of 4 and 5 perfectly. We would live to come back and stay at Blue Papaya in beautiful St. John!
Bruce
Posted: May 18, 2022
We really enjoyed our stay at Blue Papaya. The villa is in excellent condition and beautifully decorated. It truly conveyed a Caribbean atmosphere and helped set the stage for a wonderful, tropical vacation. The highlight for us was the sweeping views of Great Cruz Bay and the island of St. Thomas in the distance. We spent many hours on the veranda enjoying the view. We look forward to returning to Blue Papaya again in the future.
Carol
Posted: Apr 30, 2022
Beautiful home, graciously appointed. Everything worked & was in great condition. Clean and organized.
Mary
Posted: Feb 19, 2022
Excellent!
Lawrence
Posted: Jan 29, 2022
We loved this villa. Perfect for our family of 7 adults. We loved the magnificent view..even in the rain. We were impressed with swift response to a refrigerator issue and air conditioning issue by Destination St John. We had everything we needed in the kitchen. The pool was perfect temp and great way to relax after a busy day exploring!
Swathi
Posted: Jan 15, 2022
Our multigenerational family with 7 adults and 3 kids under 10 enjoyed a wonderful week at the Blue Papaya villa. The home is beautifully appointed with multiple gathering areas, private bedrooms that are spacious, a pool that the kids loved & spectacular views from the upstairs veranda & the patio deck. The pictures on line do not fully capture how lovely this home is. The location is also great for getting into Cruz Bay area, the beaches, grocery store and not a far drive to Coral Bay. We are looking forward to seeing all the fun pictures from out stay!
Heidi
Posted: Nov 13, 2021
Beautiful home. Great location. Amazing sunsets. Thank you!
Kelley
Posted: Oct 9, 2021
Our group of nine had an excellent stay at Blue Papaya! From the amenities to the sprawling space, we were all very comfortable. We had nearly everything we needed. We can't wait to come back!
Jesse P
Posted: Aug 12, 2021
The house has a great location and amazing views of sunset. The pool and balcony was used most, with great kitchen and living room to entertain. Entire house is A/C and each bedroom is a suite with its own bathroom. The gated community adds sense of privacy and is only 12 min drive into town. Highly recommend and would stay there again.
Todd
Posted: Jul 17, 2021
Enjoyed the villa! Swimming pool was used a lot! St. John is a great place to visit.
Justin H
Posted: Jun 16, 2021
Booking with Destination St. John was simple. Just follow their clear instructions and timelines and your good to go. Eric met us at the dock was extremely accommodating and pleasant to converse with and gave us an informative tour of the house upon arrival. The Blue Papaya is an amazingly cared for home with views that rival anywhere on the island. All of the basics and then some are in the home so check before heading to the store. There is one bedroom accessible from inside the house the rest are each dedicated external entrances meaning you will have to lock 5 doors before you leave but this was not an issue. There are in room safes should you wish to store any valuables. Watching the sun sets from either the pool deck or upper deck are a great way to spend the evening and unwind from a day of activities. We could not have been happier with this home or the booking experience. Definitely will look to Destination St. John for our next visit.
Carol
Posted: Jun 12, 2021
I just wanted to thank you again for being so accommodating for our son's surprise arrival! Being active duty military, we just never know his schedule until the last minute. His sister was overjoyed that he was able to make her wedding on the beach-which was perfect with Anne Marie Porter officiating and Anne Bequette taking the photos. His presence made it complete! Also I wanted to thank you for the quick response time in restoring the water after the power outage-I think he was there within 5 minutes! Outstanding! Thanks again for a wonderful stay-Blue Papaya is the perfect villa!
Amazing House
Trish F
Posted: May 18, 2021
We just got back from a wonderful vacation in St. John. (5/4 to 5/11/21). We stayed in the Blue Papaya house in Grand Virgin Estates. I can not say enough positive words about this house. The views were so pretty. And there was plenty of seating for our family. We all had a lovely time. We rented this house from Destination St. John. We highly recommend this rental company. They are fabulous!
Love, Love, Love This House!
Patricia
Posted: May 4, 2021
This house is amazing. It was just perfect for our family. The views are incredible from each bedroom. The pool was wonderful for the kids. This is a fabulous place. Destination St. John is the best company-we will be renting from them again!! Thank you for a fantastic vacation!!
paradise
Michael Z
Posted: Mar 25, 2021
Great stay at Blue Papaya. Great view and enjoyed eating dinner on pool deck while watching the sunset over Great Cruz Bay.
Eileen L
Posted: Nov 4, 2020
We stayed at Blue Papaya the first week of November 2020 and it was beautiful. The house is an amazing construction with arches, columns, stone walled showers with shells tucked in and a beautiful brick floor throughout. The mahogany doors and shudders gave an elegant drama to the house. Each bedroom is its very own suite, so each couple in our group felt like they had their own hideaway when they wanted to chill. The pool is awesome, and perfect for lounging mid afternoon, or late night swims. The kitchen is chef quality, and satisfied the wonderfully meticulous cook in our group. Of all the beautiful things this house had to offer, the best part was the VIEW. Watching the sunsets with our friends are some of the best memories we have.
Melinda
Posted: Jul 21, 2020
The villa is wonderful! The views are amazing. We've traveled all over the world and Blue Papaya is one of our favorite houses. The kitchen amenities, bathrooms and the entire house was well stocked and comfortable.
Melinda
Posted: May 12, 2017
Awesome villa! What we expected and more! Will stay again! Perfect for large groups and families! We loved every minute of our stay!
Emily
Posted: May 30, 2016
Blue Papaya is perfectly situated in Virgin Grande Estates, a quiet, private, gated community. You are about a 10-15 minute drive to Cruz Bay and to North Shore beaches. Walking into the upstairs main living area, there is a large sitting area for game night, dining table, bar area, large up to date kitchen with blender, icemaker in freezer, plenty of cooking utensils, toaster and coffee maker. The porch is AMAZING and had some of the best sunsets I have ever seen on St John. There is master suite in a separate building (but connected) and two master suites at the pool area. Also a half bath at pool area and a grill. The entire villa has A/C. There were plenty of towels including beach towels, coolers and beach chairs. Destination St. John was extremely helpful and quick to respond with all questions, excellent management company! We can't wait to book again for another vacation in paradise!!!!
Sheila
Posted: May 8, 2016
We recently stayed at this gorgeous property. Blue Papaya exceeded all of my expectations. There are 4 master type bedrooms, 2 upstairs and 2 on pool level. They are all very equal and no one felt like they got a less desirable space. A 5th bedroom also serves as a lounge area (how we used it). The pool is awesome, with a zero entry. There is also great conversation area on a covered deck right off the living area, where we enjoyed cocktails and sunsets each night. It sits high on a hillside but a quick 5 minutes to Cruz Bay. It has beautiful views of outlying islands, St Thomas and the bay below, it also gets a perfect sunset! The property managers were great. Destination St. John rep met us at dock, and showed us around, and the office promptly answered a few questions we had. They even left a wonderful basket of goodies for us to enjoy on our arrival. We will be back! Thank you Destination St John!
Greg
Posted: Mar 31, 2016
This villa was awesome, we loved everything about it!
rselhor
Posted: Dec 11, 2015
My husband and I stayed at Blue Papaya for 2 perfect weeks. We couldn't have picked a more perfect place! First of all the location is outstanding, close enough to town but high up enough for beautiful views. We would hit the beaches during the day but made a point to be home in time for the magnificent sunsets every evening poolside! We loved hanging out either on the upstairs balcony, which was really nice for outdoor dining and relaxing, or around the pool. Every one had their own private room and bath, and all were equally impressive. The beds, linens, and bathrooms were well appointed. The pictures, while lovely, really don't do this home justice, as it is more lovely in person. We cooked Thanksgiving dinner and the kitchen has all the amenities necessary for a gourmet. Destination St. John set up our Jeep rentals, was always very friendly if we had any questions and check out was a breeze. I HIGHLY recommend Blue Papaya and Destination ST. John.
rselhor
Posted: Dec 11, 2015
...Destination St. John set up our Jeep rentals, was always very friendly if we had any questions and check out was a breeze. I HIGHLY recommend Blue Papaya and Destination ST. John.
Micheal
Posted: Jun 20, 2015
This place has it all. Awesome pool to lounge in. 4 bedrooms w/ king beds and cool showers. Tons of privacy. Went w/ 4 couples and never felt crowded. The view is lovely.
Jaqueline
Posted: Aug 20, 2014
Loved it! The view were spectacular! The pool was perfect for us and our 3 kids. The accommodations were terrific!
Richard
Posted: Mar 24, 2014
We rented Blue Papaya from Dec. 28th to January 5th. Once again we had a wonderful stay at this terrific house and enjoyed this year's trip every bit as much as last year's. The house is lovely and large enough so that we were not on top of each other. The person in the bedroom next to the baby did not hear the baby at night--a testament to the construction of the house. We are already looking forward to our stay next year.
Gail
Posted: Jul 4, 2013
What can I say,this villa is beautiful! Clean, well-maintained, very comfortable with amazing views. Although there were only 5 of us, the villa can comfortably accommodate more guests. The villa is equipped with modern appliances (including 2 set of washer/dryer) and everything was in great working order. It is located in a quiet neighborhood and has fantastic views. Some of the highlights for us included...Beach-entry style pool was perfect for our young children, the master on the pool deck’s sitting room was great to double as our children’s bedroom, the beds were very comfortable, the kitchen was very well-stocked and the stone showers, wood-work, brick floors and color scheme were simply beautiful. Perfect family vacation! And the management company, Destination St John's booking process, quick replies to all my questions and help with all our needs were excellent. As an owner of vacation rental properties, I highly recommend Blue Papaya! We will be back!
Gail
Posted: Jul 2, 2013
What can I say,this villa is beautiful! Clean, well-maintained, very comfortable with amazing views. Although there were only 5 of us, the villa can comfortably accommodate more guests. The villa is equipped with modern appliances (including 2 set of washer/dryer) and everything was in great working order. It is located in a quiet neighborhood and has fantastic views. Some of the highlights for us included...Beach-entry style pool was perfect for our young children, the master on the pool deck’s sitting room was great to double as our children’s bedroom, the beds were very comfortable, the kitchen was very well-stocked and the stone showers, wood-work, brick floors and color scheme were simply beautiful. Perfect family vacation! And the management company, Destination St John's booking process, quick replies to all my questions and help with all our needs were excellent. As an owner of vacation rental properties, I highly recommend Blue Papaya! We will be back!
Gordon
Posted: May 16, 2013
We have stayed in this great home 2 times, and have booked it again for next year. The views are among the best I've ever seen from a villa. We stayed with another couple and four children. The pool is perfect with a beach entry and gets sun all afternoon. This house is very comfortable but very luxurious amenities. Really high quality linens and furnishings. Great kitchen very well equipped. The bedrooms are all really equal, with beautiful mahogany beds. and baths with stone showers! There is 5th bedroom space that is adjacent to a lower master bedroom, great spot for our kids. Beautiful landscaping, very well maintained. Greeter always helpful and Destination St. John staff is great to work with. Virgin Grand Estates has upscale villas and a gate, it is the nicest neighborhood by far.
Angela
Posted: Jan 11, 2013
We return each year to this heaven on earth. Blue papaya offers every comfort of home with high-end appliances and luxury amenities. Whether the day is spent lounging by the pool with its breathtaking views, exploring nearby Cruz Bay shops and restaurants, or snorkeling, swimming or sunbathing at one of the many St John beaches, we are always happy with our island home away from home. Blue Papaya is simply beyond compare!
Colin
Posted: Apr 2, 2021
My wife and I have made many trips to St John over the last 20 years. We have used several different agencies and also booked directly from villa owners. One thing we have come to expect is the island moves at a different pace than the mainland. However, the team at Destination St John turned that expectation upside down on our most recent visit. We decided to use our grill one night but discovered it was out of gas. They delivered a full tank the next morning! This is just one example. All interaction with them was prompt and courteous from initial booking to checkout. We will definitely be using them for future visits.
Kristen
Posted: Dec 5, 2020
Destination St. John was top notch at helping us out with needs, questions and concerns. Easy and fast communication and transactions. What a surprise to find a welcome basket with delicious snacks - great after a long travel day!
Emily
Posted: May 30, 2016
...Destination St. John was extremely helpful and quick to respond with all questions, excellent management company! We can't wait to book again for another vacation in paradise!!!!
Kmsaj
Posted: May 26, 2016
...The management company (Destination St. John) is always a pleasure to work with.
Sheila
Posted: May 8, 2016
...The property managers were great. Destination St. John rep met us at dock, and showed us around, and the office promptly answered a few questions we had. They even left a wonderful basket of goodies for us to enjoy on our arrival. We will be back! Thank you Destination St John!
Sewbridal
Posted: May 1, 2016
...The folks at Destination St. John were helpful as always. Can't wait to go back!
Dennis
Posted: Feb 29, 2016
...We also appreciated the Destination St. John staff welcoming us and being helpful. We hope to be back again next year!
Kim
Posted: Nov 2, 2015
...We've used Destination St. John many times to rent on St. John and cannot wait to do it again! -truly!
Nick
Posted: Aug 6, 2015
...My expectations were far exceeded by the incredibly generous hospitality of Leslie and the team at Destination St. John. There was a special hositality basket with delicious treats.
Eclaire
Posted: Jul 16, 2015
...Destination St. John was easy to work with and our greeter did a great job of getting us settled. We also enjoyed the basket of snacks left in the fridge. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this property at all!
Gigi
Posted: Jul 11, 2015
...We highly recommend using the management company Destination St. John to rent this Villa, we have used them for the past 8 years and they are simply the best!!!
Marsenault
Posted: May 28, 2015
...We rented through Destination St John both times and they are professional, friendly, curtious and a pleasure to work with. Thank you Kelly for making both of our stays amazing.
Jonathan
Posted: Mar 24, 2015
...The staff at Destination St. John were very nice, accommodating, and quick to respond to our (literally) last minute request. They had the villa cleaned & ready the next day, with a staff member ready to meet us & show us to the villa...they even put a very nice welcome basket of food/snacks in the refrigerator. Another villa rental company sent me a rude email saying they were too busy to schedule a cleaning service...I'm so glad we stayed with DSJ...Great service!...I plan to use them exclusively in the future.
Rebecca
Posted: Aug 4, 2014
...Destination St John was excellent to work with. We enjoyed the welcome basket after a very long day of travel.
Sarah
Posted: May 29, 2014
...The Destination St. John website was very informative and well put together, we knew exactly what to expect and couldn't wait to get there.
Allison
Posted: May 16, 2014
...Hope to return someday and visit the beautiful island again. And we would contact Destination St. John for accomodations again.
Sherry
Posted: Jul 13, 2013
...We've been using Destination St. John for the last 6 years for villas and couldn't be more pleased....This Company is the BEST and so are all their employees, they take care of any need/question you may have 24/7.
Lynda
Posted: Jul 11, 2013
...Destinations St John took care of any problem we had immediately.
Eric
Posted: Jul 9, 2013
...Thanks to Destination St John for taking care of us.
Kristen
Posted: Apr 20, 2013
...Destination St. John left a wonderful gift basket in the fridge which made us feel very welcome. We plan to return to St. John and would certainly book our trip through Destination St. John again!

Security/Cancellation Policy

A $1000 security deposit may be required. Cancellations 60 or more days prior to arrival are non-refundable unless property can be re-committed for reserved dates. If property is recommitted for your dates, a 15% service fee will apply. No refunds will be issued within 60 days of arrival, under any circumstances. We STRONGLY urge you to purchase travel insurance.

Reservation Payment

DEPOSIT: 50% DUE UPON RESERVATION
BALANCE: 50% DUE 60 DAYS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL

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