ADVENTURE : SECLUDED 2 BED, 2 BATH + LOFT/JACUZZI CORAL BAY. BEST DEALALUE

Elisabeth Karcher & Paul Joabar

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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ADVENTURE : SECLUDED 2 BED, 2 BATH + LOFT/JACUZZI CORAL BAY. BEST DEALALUE

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2 BED, 2 BATH + spacious loft w/panoramic windows, Jacuzzi . sleeps 6

ADVENTURE is an arty villa secluded on the hill on .82 acre of fenced tropical gardens & orchard, end of private road ( rare in St John)

3 bedrooms & 2 bath offer panoramic views to Coral harbor and surrounding hills.

The spacious loft or 3rd bedroom with twin beds & 6 windows is an ideal spot for kids or another couple to wake up among trees

& view on harbor.

Adventure villa has also deeded access to Johnson private beach.

You can experience a 'sea & shore' adventure while watching from the porch & spacious private decks different species of birds: humming birds, banana quits, buzzards & troshes. Outside the fences deers & iguanas may be spotted.

Multiple gardens surrounding the villa offer a nice choice of tropical flowers & papaya, passion fruits and limes fruits.

Enjoy the jacuzzi under bright milky way & constellations of stars

Adventure villa is your home from home. You can travel light as it provides everything you will need to start your stay. Coffee, tea, condiments & basic cooking ingredients, toothpaste, shampoo & first aid items. Beach chairs, toys & towels.

Linen provided. Wifi in every room, decks & gardens. 2 spacious queen size bedrooms + spacious loft

GOOGLE EARTH LOCATION : Coral Bay 18 21' 03.17' N 64 42' 52.94' W Elevation 93 meters, 300 feet.

Five minute drive to Coral Bay village: bar & restaurants with live music, grocery & deli shops, cyber cafes & post offices.

Local art shops and rentals for boating, snorkeling, scuba diving, day sail, motor boat & sport-fishing rentals.

Horse back riding to many interesting sites : Fortsberg, the cannon, Brown Bay and plantations ruins etc...

Ten minute drive to North or south shore pristine beaches with nice snorkeling, kayaking, para-sailing, windsurfing and easy access for kids.

Five minute drive to Reef Bay or Johnny Horn trails, the best hikes on St John (IMHO).

the villa is only a 20 minute drive through National Park lands to Cruz Bay.

ADVENTURE VILLA:

Broadband internet in every room.

UPPER LEVEL:

MAIN BEDROOM: new Queen pillow top mattress, full bath with screened ceiling shower open to flower garden.

SPACIOUS LOFT : twin beds & 6 windows. Desk & book library.

LIVING ROOM : cathedral ceilings & 3 sofas, Cable TV + DVD, library.

SUNNY and shady decks with grill.

INDOOR & outdoor dining areas sit 10 people

FULL kitchen , Ice dispenser & water purifier. SAFE for your belongings .

LOWER LEVEL:

GARDEN bedroom facing JACUZZI: new Queen top pillow mattress, full bath, CD player & mini kitchen.

THE COTTAGE below the villa is the manager quarter. It has its own private entrance & decks.

ADVENTURE Main villa sleeps 6 people & is rented as a whole.

Smoking permitted only on decks.

Air mattress for a 7th person for $35/night

WILD LIFE: .

Adventure is visited by humming birds and Banana Quit or 'sugar birds'' fed with sugary water by guests on the shady porch.

Honey bees are busy sucking the nectar of hibiscus, Frangipany trees and Jasmin flowers. They pollinate the papaya , passion fruit, cherry and lime trees' flowers.

Rarely an old iguana wanders on the decks under the surveillance of the outdoor cats.

Yes Doves and Robins will wake you up early in the morning.

This is the way life is to enjoy at Adventure villa.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
As we look down upon the moonlit, your home sitting atop this mountain makes

us feel as we too are stars. Our week was so outstanding ! Your artwork was a

window that you opened for us to enjoy. The landscaping was enjoyed by many

including beautiful birds that would stop by. Your shower areas were fabulous.

We would truely love to return. What a magical place this is !
Jul 2007
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Elisabeth Karcher & Paul Joabar

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I live in South of France on the French Riviera.

In Cannes, my grand parents apartment was feet away from the Rockfeller mansion witch is now a public library surrounded by a beautiful park.

60 years ago, Rockfeller bought then donated 2/3 of St John island to National Park.

14 years ago, the captain and me had been sailing up and down the Caribbean islands during 2 years and St John appeared to be the jewel. We fell in love with St John the day we anchored our boat in Coral Harbor. Upper Carolina estate in Coral Bay was the best spot I could find to realize my dreams: a house on the hill with breath taking views. Adventure villa location provides nice breezes, panoramic views, good satellite cell & internet receptions.

In 2001 I decided to redesign the villa as aerie as if it was a boat.

Adventure villa is located in Coral bay hill on .82 acre away from neighbor & hurricane winds. Its mahogany cathedral ceilings are laid out East to West which allows the easterly Trade winds and ceiling fans to ventilate every room. The villa has been entirely upgraded in 2001 then in 2012.

Its 4,100 square feet provide enough space for the numerous artifacts collected during our travels and the addition of St Johnians paintings.

Adventure villa turned out to be a successful weekly rental especially by the quality of its guests.

There is a saying : 'Nice house, nice guests'. Adventure's guests fall in love with the villa and we often find a farewell little gift. It is a warm feeling.

Adventure villa is a very secluded & spacious family home perched on the hill with breathtaking views on Coral harbor & surrounding hills . You will have to share the villa with a lot of birds nesting & singing all day since 6 am .

The manager lives in the cottage below the villa & is available if you need him.

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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5

IT'S ST JOHN!!

It's St John!!
  • 5 of 5
This was an excellent place to stay. My wife and I had a wonderful time. Adventure Villa is private, secluded, nobody in sight day or night (this is the last house at the end of a long road, the caretaker was down the hill but was not seen or heard). The only sounds were the donkeys and roosters in the valley below and the palms (planted around the house) rustling in the breeze. The house has aged, but this is a Caribbean Island, the humidity is high, there's a lot of salt in the air. A house will age here a little faster than in Arizona. It's not luxurious, but for us it was perfect.
  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
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5

BEAUTY AND HOSPITALITY COMBINED

  • 5 of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Adventure Villa, and found Elisabeth to be the perfect hostess! Before our arrival, she graciously offered to pick up a few groceries for our first day’s breakfast. We arrived at the villa to find the refrigerator stocked with eggs, bacon, apples, and plenty of coffee, tea, creamer, etc. (none of which we were ever charged for!). The villa was clean, well-stocked, and beautifully decorated. We especially liked the selection of books, magazines, puzzles, CDs, and beach supplies that were available for us to use. We also made us of the extra sunscreen and bug spray that were provided! The kitchen contained everything we needed to cook dinner several nights during the week. The view of Coral Bay from the villa is breath-taking and we enjoyed sitting out on the patio listening to the sounds of the birds in the mornings, and the music drifting up from the restaurants in the evenings. It is true that Elisabeth was in the guest house on the premises during our stay, but we never heard her and she completely respected our privacy. In fact, we found it nice to have her so close by; she recommended a newly opened restaurant to us and lent us an air compressor when our jeep had a leaky tire. Another positive feature of the villa is that there are enough beds to sleep three couples. We traveled with another couple and appreciated that we each had plenty of space. I would highly recommend Adventure Villa!
  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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STAY AWAY!

  • 1 of 5
It pains me to write a poor review of any area in St John as the island and it’s people are absolutely lovely, but I don’t want anybody to be as disappointed as we were when we arrived at Adventure Villa for our honeymoon in August 2012. The good points: The villa has a nice view of Coral Bay and the patio area is a decent size. You can sit outside and hear the music from the bars down below in Coral Bay. This was a good point for us, maybe not so much for those who don’t like the noise. Close to Aqua Bistro which was one of our favorite restaurants on the island. The disappointing parts: The villa was dirty. Sand on the couches when we arrived, moldy blender, dirty cabinets and utensils. The furniture has seen better days and is not comfortable for lounging. Floors were dirty and all the sheets and towels had that moldy left-in-the-washer-too-long smell. Dishwasher didn't work properly. No hot water in the bathroom sink. There were droppings around the perimeter of the house – not sure whether these were reptile or rodent but either way it was gross. The owner was on premises in the guest house which is VERY close to the villa. You can basically see/hear conversations going on — not a plus for a honeymooning couple! We were told by the owner that we would have complete privacy but she had a change of plans I guess. Sort of awkward when you look out your bedroom window and see someone washing their car early in the morning! We didn’t complain, though. Probably should have but we just wanted a relaxing week. Owner was very disagreeable the night before we left - she surprised us in the laundry room and told us very unkindly that we were doing too many loads (2 out of the three we did during the week we were there were the sheets/towels that were moldy smelling). I was glad my husband was with me because she was very unfriendly! There are a lot of lovely places in St John...don’t waste your money on this one. And don’t be fooled by the bargain price as we were — owner cashed our security deposit check two days before we left without us knowing...and we had been nothing but polite and nice to her the entire time — in fact we watered her plants and fed her cats per her request! We learned our lesson here..don’t let it be your lesson too!
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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Owner's Response: The guests asked for big rental reduction, which my manager, in my absence gave them.
They arrived with 2 small dogs which they abandoned at the villa every day. Poor things were howling & barking daily non stop for 5 to 12 hours, sitting on sofas and beds and scratching doors.
The guests were right about the towels smelling bad as the villa, before their arrival, had been closed up for hurricane season.
Though it is a regular procedure to deposit security check, when the guests found out, they got upset though I reassured them that I would write them, at check out time August 15 another check less the dry cleaning fees for the 3 sofa covers & the fees for redecorating the scratched door. But they left without doing the check out inspection. The villa was a mess but OK.
I mailed them their security deposit check less the dry cleaning fees but it came back as address unknown. Till now, they haven't contacted me to let me know where I should mail them the remnant of their security check.
Then they wrote this lengthy bad review which doesn't mention the dogs.
Since then, we had no luck renting Adventure villa.
Elisabeth
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TROPICAL BREEZES

  • 5 of 5
The Villa is a perfect place to get away and relax. We went to a differant beach every day and a few trails as well. There are many restaurants and markets close by. Shopping in Cruz Bay is a relatively short drive away. We had family and friends arriving and departing all week and Elisabeth was more than accomidating. Thank you for a great vacation!
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
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Cape Cod,Ma
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RELAXING BEAUTY

  • 5 of 5
This property is the perfect place to relax, take in the gorgeous view and enjoy the natural surroundings.
You are very close to many restaurants, a market, and some live music if you're lucky!
All of the beaches are close by as well as hiking trails. This is just a great to place to spend time with friends and family as there is plenty of space throughout . We thoroughly enjoyed our stay,
many thanks!
  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
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Coral Bay St John
Rhode Island
5

TROPICAL OASIS

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I were married on St. John, 17 years ago and returned with our 3 children and parents. The Adventure Villa was an exceptional oasis. It is built into the mountain with three layers of deckings and overlooks of Coral Bays. We enjoyed breakfast, reading, cocktails, rainbows from the beauty of the georgous views. The house comfortably sleeps 6 and the house is well-equipped with essentials. The house is well ventilated and tastifully decorated with art from around the world. The owner has a passion for gardening and the house is surrounded by hundreds of tropical plants/trees. We enjoyed a true St. John experience and would recommend the Villa to any one eager to relax and take in the beauty of the island.
  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: " It was a pleasure to welcome your happy family at Adventure villa. Thanks for taking so good care of it
and thanks also for the useful & highly technical advices about the kind of fertilizers to use on the vegetable garden.
You brought a lot of joy to St John" .
Elisabeth
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Lime Inn (The)
Annaberg Sugar Plantation Ruins
Miss Lucy’s Restaurant
Sweet Plantains Restaurant Rum Bar and Spice Shop
Hercules Pate Delight -- CLOSED
Quiet Mon (The)
"Definitely Irish "
Cafe Roma
"Best pizza"
ISLAND BLUES RESTAURANT
"Best live music & cocktails. Colette, "6 paq scuba " will train you diving at your own space..."
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Ferry
9 Miles
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
beach
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Car: necessary

You access to the villa via the Upper Carolina private estate. Adventure villa is located end of road in .82 acre on the hill at the border of 65 acres of undeveloped Moravian church land. Great views on Coral harbor and surrounding hills.

Deeded access to Johnson private beach : Seven minute drive.

5 minute drive to Coral harbor offering a nice choice of bars & restaurants with live music, grocery & deli shops, day sails, water sports rentals and activities, horseback riding & hiking.

GOOGLE EARTH LOCATION : Coral Bay 18 21' 03.17' N 64 42' 52.94' W Elevation 93 meters, 300 feet.

Ten minute drive to north or south shore pristine beaches and to Reef Bay or Johnny Horn trails the best hike on St John (IMHO).

From Cruz Bay it is a 20 minute drive through National Park lands to Adventure villa.

Private entrances to 2 bedrooms.

Parking lot fits 2 cars

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Coral Bay Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Low season
May 13 2014 - Nov 21 2014
5 night minimum stay
$285
$2,000
$4,000
 
 
Middle Season
Nov 27 2014 - Dec 20 2014
5 night minimum stay
$342
$2,400
$4,000
 
 
Christmas & New Year
Dec 21 2014 - Jan 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,200
 
 
High Season
Jan 4 2015 - May 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,400
 
 
Low season
Jun 1 2015 - Nov 20 2015
5 night minimum stay
$2,100
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$2,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

High season : December 1, 2014 to May 15, 2015 at $342.00 per Week Night, $342.00 per Weekend Night,
Low season : May 16 to November 30 : $2,000/2 people,$2,400/4, $2,800/6 , $342.00 per Extra Night with a minimum stay of 5 nights

Rate Information: 10% service for less than 5 days stay. 500 security deposit check
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes 10% service for less than 5 days stay.
500 security deposit check
20% gratuity for a 4 night stay
This property owner only accepts payment in the form of check made payable to Elisabeth Karcher
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Amenities

Coral Bay Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Workshop
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Each full bathroom has privacy and windows open to flower gardens .
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , ensuite bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , ensuite bath, mini kitchen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , ensuite bath, mini kitchen
  • 2 bedrooms have new queen top pillow mattresses, full bath & their own private entrance & decks . The spacious loft has twin beds & 6 panoramic windows There is an additional fee of $40 per night for people not listed on the contract. Toddlers and children are welcome under the sole surveillance of their parents. Crib for infant. An air mattress are available for a 7th person : $30/night.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Whirlpool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • playground
  • churches
  • library
  • nude beach
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • coin laundry
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain biking
  • equestrian events
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • snorkeling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Adventure villa and its cathedral ceilings are laid out east to west which allows the easterly Trade winds and ceiling fans to ventilate every room. Broadband internet in every room. The 4,100 square feet of Adventure villa is the ideal place for family reunions. Living area seats 8 people. Indoor dining area seats 6 people and outdoor dining area on the shady porch seats 4 people. On shady and sunny upper decks, armchairs and lounge chairs seats 9 people. Main bedroom & Garden bedroom facing jacuzzi have their own full bath, entrances & decks. Adventure villa is rented as a whole place for you to enjoy utmost privacy on 1 acre of tropical gardens, next to 65 acre of national park land. Adventure has been remodeled in 2001 as a green villa (Shower and laundry waters go to inner Jasmin gardens) and all appliances have been replaced during summer 2011 The laundry room is located west end of the house on the lower level.
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