We stayed at Larry and Marguerite’s beautiful house from February 16-24th and it was totally wonderful. The house is very modern, clean, and well-maintained, with every amenity you could ask for, from great linens and towels to beach towels and chairs, well-equipped kitchen, TV/entertainment system, wi-fi, washer and dryer, Weber grill, double sink bathroom, hundreds of DVDs and guidebooks, etc. It has beautiful landscaping, and the yellow bananaquit birds who sit on the bougainvillea and visit the patio are a delight to watch.
The view from the covered patio out to Sir Francis Drake channel is ever-changing with sea and sky, and the rear view to Bordeaux Mountain is great too. Sitting in the hot tub in the sun or with the rising moon was a treat. We love this quieter Coral Bay side of St. John with its close proximity to the best beaches (ten to fifteen minutes) and some excellent restaurants. We had total privacy and quiet, if you don’t count the occasional braying of the local donkeys. We only used the main bedroom, but can see that two couples would have perfect privacy here with the completely separate second bedroom suite.
On this island of jeeps and steep roads, the roads that approach to the house are moderate, with only a short stretch of steep but well-paved driveway.
What the photos don’t show is how spacious the house feels with its high ceilings and many windows. Its setting also provides wonderful cooling breezes and we never needed the air conditioning. We also appreciated the many thoughtful energy-saving “green” features of the house.