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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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ECO-FRIENDLY BEACHFRONT VILLA

Reef Bay House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 8)

A 15 minute drive along a quiet road from the ferry in Cruz Bay will bring guests to an idyllic island setting. Situated barely above the treetops and merely a 60 second dash to the beach lies the vacation home you will want to revisit.

This new, secluded, spacious eco-friendly Caribbean villa features Thai decor, tropical pastels, lush vegetation and private pool and hot tub. It promotes outdoor living, socializing and simply Being. It offers a wooded trail guarded by deer, birds and crabs reaching a pristine beach within 2-5 minutes walking. Strolling further along the beach brings one to sugar mill ruins, mountain trails to petroglyphs and several additional quiet beaches.

In keeping with the St.John focus on sustainability, the Villa offers opportunity for adults and children to interact with the wind and solar alternative energy offered, water conservation techniques and the unique flora and fauna.

Plan on lying in bed each morning with sunrise views over the hills and sea, listening to the breaking surf. Enjoy views of the ocean during the day from all parts of the Villa including the pool and hot tub. Swim, snorkel, surf, sunbathe privately or take a hike right below the Villa into the National Park. Evenings gather on the balcony for breezes,sunset hues from billowing clouds, sails and sunny faces!

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
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We would like to share this family vacation paradise!

The Owner purchased this house in 2009

Kick back on the most wonderful American island in the Caribbean or sail to windward.

A touch of Thailand in the Caribbean.

All the comforts of a new home, plus some!

Excellent hiking right out the door.

The best surfing and some of the best snorkeling and lobstering on the island.

Beachcombing, bird watching and bonefishing.

Friendly concierge on island to arrange day trips, massage, catering, grocery shopping, driver, babysitting.

Photovoltaics, wind energy and other 'green' features

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Property Reviews

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Eco-Friendly Beachfront Villa
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews
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Eco-Friendly Beachfront Villa
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p178399vb
720-300-2042
Reef Bay St John
5

Best Escape from Oregon Winter

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
Reef Bay Villa provided a terrific winter escape destination/family reunion site for myself and three siblings and our spouses. The tans are fading but the memories are not. The villa offered plenty of privacy with its three separate buildings for a large group like ours; we would gather in the central great room/kitchen in the morning, have breakfast on the patio next to the pool, decide on our beach destination of the day, and head out to explore the island. Two bedrooms with a shared bath are on the other side of a small patio from the great room building; the two master suites are on the other side of the pool -- this offers great ventilation, terrific views, and privacy, so you are not all on top of each other. The breezes during our February stay were lovely and we never used A/C. Viky, the concierge, was extremely helpful with meeting us at the ferry, getting us to the car rental place and the grocery store, and orienting us to the villa. When the coffee machine went on the fritz, a new one appeared in the kitchen within a few hours of our call. We felt well taken care of. The villa is immaculate and the Balinese touches are unique and beautiful. There is plenty of seating in the great room for after dinnner socializing. One of our favorite things about staying at Reef Bay Villa was the fact that you didn't need a car to walk along the beach below the house all the way to the Petroglyphs, the Reef Bay Sugar Mill, and Lameshur Bay -- and mostly without seeing another person! We mostly cooked dinners together at the villa in the very well equipped kitchen with spectacular views. We had a nice dinner all together in Cruz Bay the first night at the Banana Deck, and ate at Shipwreck Landing in Coral Bay later in the week after an excellent afternoon snorkel sail with Rick and Robin on their Long Distance yacht, recommended by the guest book at the villa. We did pay the $20 fee to park at Caneel Bay but since we ate lunch at one of the restaurants at this very beautiful resort, the fee was waived. Our favorite beach was Cinnamon Bay, where we snorkelled around Cinnamon Cay offshore. The villa provides a cooler for picnic lunches, beach chairs and snorkel gear so we never had to rent. So easy to just arrive, relax and enjoy the island. Thanks to the Ward family for creating such a lovely retreat on St. John.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Eco-Friendly Beachfront Villa
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p178399vb
720-300-2042
Reef Bay St John
Michigan
5

So relaxing we would have never left, if possible.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
Wow. This was our fourth visit to STJ and our third house. But we visited about a dozen homes inside & out on our prior visits. This is without doubt the BEST combo of location, quality & amenities. The views are breathtaking, the sounds of the waves meeting the beach are hypnotic, and the breezes make for ideal comfort even when the temp exceeds 85. Of course air is an option, but nature's breezes were all we needed. The owners go out of their way to provide everything you will need and have a sky high pride of ownership. IF there is an issue, they have a group of locals to solve any issue. We were fortunate to spend nearly two weeks over the holidays with our three daughters and friends rotating through. The room mix is great and even when another room was vacant, no one felt they needed to move. In some homes the 3rd & 4th BRs are an after thought and no one wants to be assigned there. Not here. Even when the second master was open, the girls in 3&4 were content. The furniture is comfy, the kitchen island was a great gathering space, and the recently screened porch area provided a shaded reading hideaway. We encountered sand fleas at the beach, but there was bug spray already in the villa..problem solved. Even the driveway is excellent as a half circle permitting a drive through experience. If you've rented on STJ and had to back into or out of a home, you will know how much easier this makes your visit. If you haven't, look at other homes as you drive around and you'll quickly agree this access is superior. Between the beach, pool, hot tub, and both indoor & outdoor areas, there is really no reason to leave. But we highly recommend you take the drive to Coral Bay and beyond to visit Sloop Jones. Their unique painted shirts are really works of art! we did the 3 hour workshop to experience the process ourselves and make our own. it was great fun and increased our appreciation of his artistry. If you want to hike, this is an excellent jumping off point. Did we have a couple of glitches? Sure, but they were minor, did not distract from our relaxation, and were quickly resolved. We will be back and see no reason to stay anywhere else on STJ. This place is ideal. Visit and you too will not want to leave....
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Eco-Friendly Beachfront Villa
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p178399vb
720-300-2042
Reef Bay St John
5

Best Family Vacation Ever

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
It was our first trip to St John and we felt so lucky to have found the Reef Bay Villa - we can't picture a better place to spend a week. The villa was exceptionally clean and was outfitted with everything our family needed to have a relaxing, adventurous stay on the island. Seven of us stayed at the villa - including our five children ages 15, 13, 9, 7, and 5. The kitchen was completely stocked with all the dishes and cooking items needed to make whatever we wanted. Bedrooms were spacious and beds amazingly comfortable. We could be together in the common spaces when we wanted, but if we or the kids wanted to peel away to read a book, there are plenty of other more private spaces - all work nicely together. Such a great layout! Whether we ate meals at the table poolside, or around the kitchen island, we always had amazing ocean and hillside views. You really have to search to find a view from the villa where you can see other homes. Extremely private and beautiful. The decor and layout of the villa are very peaceful. Night time dips in the hot tub were lovely. We didn't think we'd care about having TV and Netflix - but after long days at the beach, it was nice to have some family downtime. We loved the 'eco-philosophy' of the villa and it gave us a good opportunity to educate our kids on conserving water and thinking about how we used electricity; that said, there was never any issue in running the AC when needed or taking a hot shower when wanted. It was a short skip down to the beach and we saw some deer and even some of the land crabs that sit outside their holes in woods on the way to the beach. We spent nearly every day at other beaches around St John but my kids consistently said they liked coming back to the villa and the Reef Bay side of the island - that it was peaceful and wonderful. We paid attention to other areas, other homes, on the island - but when we come back, we will absolutely stay again at Reef Bay Villa - I don't think we'll even look around anywhere else.
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Eco-Friendly Beachfront Villa
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Reef Bay St John
Federal Way, WA
5

Wonderful Property!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
Three of us adults and two 12 year olds stayed here over Spring break. The house was exceptionally clean and very well laid out. The bedrooms are all spread out so that everyone had their privacy, with the living area and pool right in the middle. Sitting in the hot tub at night was great, walking the 4 minute nature trail to the beach (with deer running around) was fun and easy for everyone, and walking the beach below the house was wonderful! Hardly anyone there, and I think we had 4 full conch shells roll up on the beach. The owners are very involved and attentive, making sure everything at the property was "just right". We always rent homes on our vacations, and this was one of best we have ever enjoyed. Thanks for the beautiful and relaxing vacation!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Eco-Friendly Beachfront Villa
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p178399vb
720-300-2042
Reef Bay St John
Vermont
5

Amazing Location, Wonderful House

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
Seven adults from Vermont escaped to Reef Bay for a week of late-January fun in the sun. The location was perfect for a get-away-from-it-all vacation. The house offered beach-walkers (and runners) direct access to a couple miles of secluded and varied beach (some sandy, some rocky). It wasn't unusual to walk for an hour without passing another person. The hikers in the crowd could access a host of trails, including L'Esperance and Lameshur Bay trails, as well as the Reef Bay trail to the Petroglyphs, by walking less than a half-mile down the beach. Folks who wanted to hang by the pool and read or snooze could enjoy amazing views. The steep roads by the house offered stunning views for road-walkers/runners-- we only saw a handful of cars on the dead-end roads all week. The body-surfers/boogie-boarders among us enjoyed hours of riding the waves on the beach right by the house. (For swimmers who preferred calm waters, a stretch of sandy beach less than a half-mile down-beach from the house was ideal. One day we saw a snorkeling/scuba tour group at that beach, prompting us to walk back the next day with our own equipment. We didn't see anything worth writing home about.) The place offered so much that some of us barely explored the island-- there was plenty to do and see right from the house. For those who wanted to explore more, Cruz Bay was only 15 minutes away, and the Center Line Road offered a mountainous drive into the middle of the island.

The house itself was clean, very tasteful, comfortable, and well-equipped. We enjoyed cooking at home, and had all the dishes, pots, pans, etc. that we needed to make nice meals. The audio-visual equipment allowed us to play music from our iPod or stream satellite radio, and we could stream Netflix or watch DVDs or cable. And the washer and dryer allowed us to pack lightly. The owner was exceptionally attentive. When we had problems with a piece of electronics, he was on the phone to us immediately helping us trouble-shoot. (We got it working.)

We would definitely come back here!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
St Thomas (STT)
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Cruz Bay
Car: recommended

BONEFISHING, PETROGLYPHS, SUGARMILL RUINS, ARCHAEOLOGICAL DIGS, MARINE STUDIES, BIRD WATCHING, SNORKELING AND TURTLE HABITAT

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Availability & Rates

Reef Bay House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
High
Nov 23 2013 - Apr 25 2014
$5,600
7 nights
 
 
Mid
Apr 26 2014 - Aug 8 2014
$4,200
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000.00
1/2 due immediately to secure the booking and the balance due 60 days prior to arrival
Tax Rate 10.0%
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Amenities

Reef Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Waterfront
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • ISDN Access
  • Internet
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Stove
  • Grill
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - balcony off shower
    Bathroom 2 - balcony off shower
    Bathroom 3 - serves queen and twins bedroom
    Bathroom 1 - off great room (1/2)
  • 3.5+
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , can be made into a third king bed, mountain view, balcony
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , See and hear the ocean, balcony
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , See and hear the ocean, balcony
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , See and hear the ocean, balcony
  • King size beds (2) Two master bedrooms with 2 king beds offer excellent views of ocean and/or National Park mountains, Queen size Beds (1) One queen bed with ocean view, Twin or Single Beds (2) Two twins offer ocean view and may convert to king bed, Baby Cribs (1)
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library
  • Radio
  • Books for Adults
  • Games for Kids
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Balcony
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • children welcome ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • jetted tub ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • water parks
  • reefs
  • waterfalls
  • ruins
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • gambling casinos
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • paragliding
  • golf privileges optional
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • parasailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • sailing
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • surfing
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • tennis
  • basketball court
Notes:
NEW CONSTRUCTION WITH MATURE LANDSCAPE, THAI DECOR, CIRCULAR DRIVEWAY, RAMP ACCESS, TWO MASTERS, ECO FEATURES INCLUDE SOLAR AND WIND, 2-5 MINUTE STROLL TO SECLUDED BEACH, A/C ALL BEDROOMS, BREEZES INSIDE AND OUT.
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