STUNNING VIEWS OF CORAL BAY & BEYOND, VERY PRIVATE & AFFORDABLE HOUSE

Annie Harris

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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STUNNING VIEWS OF CORAL BAY & BEYOND, VERY PRIVATE & AFFORDABLE HOUSE

Coral Bay Villa Rental Photos and Description

2 large brms on main level and 1 brm on garden level, 3 baths, sleeps 7

Coral Bay Outlook is a lovely, hillside villa overlooking one of St John’s most spectacular harbors with views of the British Virgin Islands on the horizon. Our house is fully equipped for gourmet cooking, and outdoor grilling. We are close to many activities but private and quiet if you just want to relax on one of our decks. You can rent the whole house with 3 bedrooms or - you can chose just the Main Level (sleeps 5 comfortably in 2 large bedrooms) or the very affordable Garden Level (sleeps 2).

We are within walking distance of the village of Coral Bay - with restaurants, shopping and kayaking available - and just a short drive to seven of the best beaches on the island. Our location is convenient but also private. Coral Bay is the most beautiful and least crowded part of this spectacular island.

Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
Annie Harris (Owner)
Advertiser since 2006
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About Annie Harris

We live in Salem, Massachusetts just north of Boston but we try to escape to St John as often as we can. We still work full time but we usually made it to the island once every 4 to 6 weeks especially during the winter. I direct a non-profit organization that works to build trails and educate people about the environment and our heritage. Andy is a research scientist at MIT. We love the water - especially sailing, beaching and snorkeling. St John is a perfect place for these activities.

Annie Harris purchased this villa in 2005

Why Annie Harris chose Coral Bay

We discovered the US Virgin Islands while sailing around the Caribbean and fell in love with the natural beauty, uncrowded beaches and fantastic swimming and snorkeling in St John. We chose to buy in Coral Bay (the east side of the island) because it is less developed and has the friendly feel and relaxing pace of the 'old' St John. Also, it is fun to be so near some of the best Caribbean 'hang-outs' such as Skinny Legs, Miss Vie's and Donkey Diner - they are truly unique!

What makes this villa unique

Our villa has amazing views, great privacy and is a wonderfully comfortable place to relax. Every time we are there, we are amazed at our good fortune to own such a piece of heaven. When we cannot be there, it is great to have guests and friends use it because St John is a magical place to be.

Guestbook comments from the owner

How do you begin to summarize a week in Paradise? What an enormously special place, and what an honor to be able to spend some time here. The house is magnificent; well equipped throughout and the location and view are wonderful. It is a fabulous place to call home for ten days. The nearly constant tradewinds gave it a sense of timelessness, and the feathered residents of the area added more local color: bananaquits, frigate birds, thrushes, pelicans, and even some species that travel all the way to New England. Then there are the hikes in to some undisturbed beaches and the coral reefs teaming with beauty and diversity. Hard to describe the experience in words....So much to explore here, and even in ten days I feel we just scratched the surface. I'm sure we will be back.
Feb 2007
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4.9
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Stunning views of Coral Bay & beyond, very private & affordable house
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Stunning views of Coral Bay & beyond, very private & affordable house
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Coral Bay St John
Los Angeles, CA
5

Coral Bay is The Place to Be!

  • 5 of 5
We really enjoyed our stay here! We started in St. Thomas for a wedding and had a few days in St. John, but I wish we had more. Annie was one of the few kind enough to rent for a shorter stay, which we greatly appreciated as we really want to be on the Coral Bay side of the island. Annie was also very helpful in preparation for our trip. Then, once we arrived, we loved the place! Yes, the first drive up the hill is intimidating, but what isn't on that island? But once you are up there, it is totally worth it! The place was very clean, comfortable, and had everything we needed. Most importantly, it had everything you might want for the beach which is about all we did during our stay. We cooked in a lot and the kitchen worked well for us. We brought most of our food from St. Thomas, but there were markets close by to get anything else you needed. St. John is a pretty magical place, and Coral Bay Outlook is a great option as a place to hang out, eat, drink and sleep!
P.S. Bring lots bug spray as there were a ton of bugs all over the island!
  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your great review. I'm only sorry that the bugs were plentiful, but it has been unusually wet this June. Bugs are seldom a problem, and we have mosquito nets for all the beds just in case.
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Coral Bay St John
5

Coral Bay is the place to stay on St. John!

  • 5 of 5
VRBO.com has been a reliable source of vacation home rentals for us over the years. Coral Bay Outlook was no exception! Advertising (pictures, descriptions, location) accurately depicted the home and the Coral Bay area of St. John in general.

Coral Bay Outlook is a property featuring a 2-level villa (each of which can be rented separately) and an additional, smaller detached rental unit. While we were there (March 9-16), all three units were rented separately and posed no inconvenience.

We rented the upstairs level of the Main Villa. It features a vaulted and open floor plan including a kitchen, dining and living room. There are 2 large bedrooms, each with a complete bathroom and shower (outdoors--which was fun). The deck offered fantastic views of Coral Bay…this was our favorite part about the villa! Oh, and being a family of 5 (children ages 8, 13 & 16), we really appreciated the on-site laundry!

Although this has been mentioned in other reviews, it's worth repeating: Staying in Coral Bay, much less Coral Bay Outlook, requires a 4WD vehicle. This is good thing!

Our vacation to St. John was a long awaited one and it definitely did not disappoint! Having visited every corner of the island, we are very pleased that we stayed in the Coral Bay area. When we return--and we will return--Coral Bay will be our destination! Cruz Bay was very nice, just more hustle & bustle than we were seeking. Instead, we spent our week at the north end beaches (Cinnamon Bay, Hawksnest Bay, Maho Bay, Trunk Bay) as well as some nice snorkeling spots. We found some great little restaurants in the Coral Bay area and toward great Salt Pond Bay.

And finally, I need to mention Annie (homeowner). She was a pleasure to work with. She offered the right mix of advice, knowing people come to St. John to find their own way! We personally enjoyed Coral Bay Outlook and would't hesitate to refer our friends to Annie!
  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Stunning views of Coral Bay & beyond, very private & affordable house
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Coral Bay St John
5

March 1-March 13

  • 5 of 5
Coral Bay Outlook is a great vacation home. The owners were easy to communicate with. The house is easy to find and central to everything we wanted. Looking forward to another stay in the future.
  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning views of Coral Bay & beyond, very private & affordable house
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Coral Bay St John
4

Wonderful home away from home

  • 4 of 5
Coral Bay Outlook was a great place to call home while we were on St. John. The villa was immaculately clean upon our arrival. The manager called the first day to make sure everything was OK. She was very helpful. View from the deck was fabulous. Kitchen appliances worked well; dishes and utensils were adequate but a few more salad/cereal bowls would be good. The location is good for getting to all our favorite spots on the island. However, a few nights we had to use earplugs to get to sleep because there was loud music from the restaurant at the bottom of the hill. Voices from nearby houses might also bother light sleepers. But overall, it is a great villa that I would rent again.
  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: We are very pleased that our guests find our house immaculately clean, our view fabulous and our location extremely convenient. Our location near the village of Coral Bay has many advantages including walking distance to several excellent restaurants with open air bars (you can have all the rum punches you want and don’t have to use a car to get home). When there is live music at one of these dining establishments, it sometimes reflects off the water and usually provides pleasant ambient sound until 10PM when the music is required to cease. Occasionally musicians and restaurateurs get carried away. In the case mentioned in this review, the owner of the restaurant was arrested for violating the noise ordinance. This is regrettable, and it is the first time in the 9 years we have owned the property that one of our guests has had a problem.
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Stunning views of Coral Bay & beyond, very private & affordable house
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Coral Bay St John
Rochester, NY
5

Beautiful home away from home!

  • 5 of 5
Coral Bay Outlook was better than the pictures. The home was clean, well stocked with maps, towels, things to do, beach stuff, dishes, etc. It was a home away from home. Upon arriving we received a call from Kaaren the property caretaker welcoming us and asking if we needed anything. There were enough dishes and utensils to prepare just about any meal. Coral Bay is the best side of the island as it is closer to most of the beaches. The owner communicated right away and her directions were perfect. The view is excellent especially the sunrise. The driveway is an initial challenge and easily navigated. A truly special property! The views and comfort of the accomodations were excellent. If you plan to be active in your stay, this central location is perfect! Miss Lucy's for Sunday brunch was fantastic and get there early. We liked being able to access most of the beaches, which are great for swimming and snorkeling. Overall the home made for a wonderful week in St. John's. The owners couldn't have been nicer and were so easy to deal with. We would certainly stay here again.
  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Stunning views of Coral Bay & beyond, very private & affordable house
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Coral Bay St John
4

Exactly as described and pictured.

  • 4 of 5
We chose Coral Bay on St John for proximity to water activities, hiking, and beaches and were not disappointed. The owner was helpful and on-island manager available and helpful as needed. The home is roomy, clean, serene, and well equipped. We chose to "eat-in" most of the time (bring as many grocery items from St Thomas as feasible) and had everything we needed in roomy kitchen to cook and pack lunches for daily adventures. (Good advice to rent car in St Thomas, load up, and ferry over to St John.) Great out door activities on St John and we enjoyed a different location each day. We had some evening rain and wind but had movies and couches for relaxing but mostly enjoyed the deck and views. "Night life" closes up around 9pm at the local restaurants but we had plenty to do - daily weather was great! Four wheel drive is for real - drive carefully and enjoy every corner of St John!
  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
St Thomas
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
beach
Car: recommended

Two thirds of the island of St John is a National Park. The village of Coral Bay nestles on the east side of the park next to Coral Bay Harbor. In the village, there are small shops and several excellent outdoor restaurants with live music and beach bars fronting on the harbor. The famous Skinny Legs bar is just minutes away by car. Our house is within walking distance of the village; yet high enough above the town so that the property is private, quiet and has wonderful views. You will be surrounded on three sides by gardens with jasmine, bougainvillea, and hibiscus. Many of the island's best beaches are just a few minutes drive from the house. Water sports equipment and kayaks are available for rent nearby.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Coral Bay Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall season
Sep 1 2014 - Nov 6 2014
5 night minimum stay
$250
$1,750
 
 
Thanksgiving season
Nov 7 2014 - Dec 14 2014
5 night minimum stay
$298
$2,085
 
 
Winter holidays
Dec 15 2014 - Jan 6 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,790
 
 
Winter season
Jan 7 2015 - Jun 5 2015
5 night minimum stay
$370
$2,590
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$370
$2,590
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes You can rent the whole villa or just a portion of it - ask about our rates for the Main Level only (2 bedrooms, sleeps 5) and the very affordable Garden Level (1 bedroom, sleeps 2)
Payment is by personal check; 50% deposit upon booking and remainder due 45 days prior to occupancy.
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Amenities

Amenities

Coral Bay Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Village ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Telescope
  • Hair Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • Blender
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , New semi-outdoor shower is perfect for St John
  • Each bedroom has a bathroom. On the main level the master bath has a semi-outdoor shower with a spectacular view of the islands.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • The main level has 2 large bedrooms - one with a king size bed and the other with a double bed and a single bed. On the lower, garden level, there is one bedroom with a queen size bed. The bedding and linens are all first rate quality.
Entertainment:
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
Outside:
  • Patio
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • eco tourism
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • paddle boating
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
Notes:
The house faces east and is situated so there is always a comfortable breeze even in the summer time. The place comes fully equipped indoors and out including beach towels, beach chairs and umbrellas. When you are home, you will be in a relaxed setting with open decks, large screened windows, high ceilings and comfortable rattan furniture. And when you want to go snorkeling, swimming, or sample one of St John's well known open air restaurants, you will find them all nearby.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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