Coral Bay Villa Rental Photos and Description
Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
Island Horizons sits on the flank of Bordeaux Mountain on St. John, one of the loveliest islands in the Caribbean. It is centrally located 12 minutes from St. John's fabulous North Shore beaches, 12 from the quieter South Shore and also from the secluded East End beaches. 9 miles from Cruz Bay. From its two verandas almost 700ft/ 200+ m above the sea, the view extends from the waters of Coral Bay across St. John's East End and down the Drake Channel to Virgin Gorda 40 miles away. The islands seem to float between sky and sea in a succession of horizons.
Island Horizons is a sparkling newly constructed villa that was specially designed to optimize this spectacular vista from the two 62 ft/20 m covered verandas and every room in the house ... as well as from the secluded pool and its adjacent sundeck. You can lay in bed admiring the view from the two air-conditioned bedrooms at either end of the villa's main floor -- one queen and the other with twin beds that make up into a king. Both feature sliding glass doors opening onto the veranda and have an attached bathroom with large tile/stone shower. The great room at the center of the main floor features three sets of sliding glass doors opening onto the veranda and the island horizons beyond. It contains a well-equipped gourmet kitchen, living and dining areas and a powder room. The large outside gas grill will delight the chef and dining on the veranda overlooking the sea and island horizons will leave all with an enduring memory.
A covered stairway leads to the second level and a queen bedroom suite with its own bathroom and sitting room. It offers the same great bedside view and sliding glass doors that open onto a second 62 ft/ 20 m veranda. Finally, the pool deck provides the same spectacular views from the secluded pool and sundeck. The covered shaded area of the deck offers shelter from the sun while the sundeck surrounded by tropical gardens is ideal for sunbathers.
The villa is very private and the pool very secluded, surrounded with tropical gardens.
Construction on the adjacent lot finished in February 2012!
- unsuitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair inaccessible
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- pets not allowed
- non smoking only
- children welcome
About Marie-France and Ed Smith
Your hosts are Marie-France and Ed Smith. Ed's a retired Navy Captain and Marie-France, a native of France, is a retired university lecturer -- in French of course.
You'll see some of Ed's paintings at the villa.
They fell in love with St. John during a vacation with their two children in 1992 and carried that love into finding one of the most beautiful spots on the island and then constructing Island Horizons Villa in 2005-7. They hope that you too will be captivated by St. John and Island Horizons and return often.
Marie-France and Ed Smith purchased this villa in 2007
Why Marie-France and Ed Smith chose Coral Bay
St. John is a unique blend of a small town (population only 4,300), laid back Caribbean ambiance, and a National Park with spectacular scenery both above and below the waves. The Smiths managed to find a particularly spectacular site for Island Horizons some 700 feet/ 200+ meters above the Caribbean with a view stretching all the way down the Drake Channel to Virgin Gorda more than 30 miles away. A view that they and you will never forget.
What makes this villa unique
Island Horizons combines all of the amenities of a well equipped villa with a view so magnificent that it was featured in an article about St. John in 'Caribbean Travel + Life' magazine December 2008. Two 62 foot covered verandas take full advantage of the view which is also to be seen from each room -- and the secluded pool.
Guestbook comments from the owner
My family and I have been to St. John before, but this was our first stay in Coral Bay. The view of the sailboats in Coral Bay from the house was tremendous! We couldn't believe the number of islands we could see from the verandas. We snorkeled nearly every day, but always took time to sit on one of the verandas or poolside, to soak in the views.
The villa was very comfortable, spacious and clean. Every room was bright and airy. The bedrooms were equipped with air conditioners, but with the ocean breezes and ceiling fans, we found we did not need them. The kitchen was modern and well-equipped, and we loved having a gas grill on the veranda, right off the kitchen. We prepared many meals during our stay, and found everything we needed.
The owners thought of so many little details: there were not only ample beach towels and beach chairs, but also coolers and picnic ware. There were St. John guidebooks as well as activity and restaurant reviews. All the incidentals that help you feel right at home, right from the start.