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Coral Rays - Stunning St. John Villa

Bob Ray

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english
Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Coral Rays - Stunning St. John Villa

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

Coral Bay Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 9-11)

Coral Rays is a beautifully appointed four bedroom and four bathroom villa overlooking Coral Bay and views of Tortola.

This house is perfect for a group as it offers a wonderful open concept with the great room and beautifully appointed kitchen upstairs, yet the house offers plenty of private spaces where you can get away from it all and just enjoy the peace and tranquility that is the true ambiance of St John.

For those who like to bathe al fresco there are two beautiful outdoor open air showers of native stone that offer a unique and unforgettable experience.

Private pool with a huge ten person jacuzzi where you can relax with your favorite tropical drink after a day at one our beautiful world renowned beaches, hiking, sailing, boating, shopping, etc.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Bob Ray (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2015

About Bob Ray

The Ray family (four siblings and three spouses) originally from Minnesota built Coral Rays after renting villas on St John since 1987.

Bob Ray purchased this villa in 2004

Why Bob Ray chose Coral Bay

We originally came to the BVI on bare boat sailing trips and soon realized it was much more comfortable to rent a villa and go on day sails.

We are a close family and would meet every year to vacation on St John. We currently live in Minnesota, Seattle, NYC and Atlanta.

We came to appreciate different features from different villas and incorporated them into our design. We bought the land in 1997 and begun construction in early 2003 and finished eighteen months later in the fall of 2004.

What makes this villa unique

We designed two buildings so that bigger groups of friends and/or family could also enjoy privacy. We had stayed at many villas where you could not get away from each other and relax. Two of two of the bathrooms have outdoor showers which is a feature we have always loved (coming from Minnesota).

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great week in St John - went by in the blink of an eye.



Great beaches and wildly wonderful snorkeling at Maho, Frances, Waterlemon and Hansen.



Try the food at Vi's *****, Oasis *****, Miss Lucy's *****, Shipwreck *****, Aqua Bistro *****.



The Beach Bar in Cruz Bay *** is a great place to hang out and was good bar food.



If you're not too busy on the water try to book a snorkel / sightsee with Jason@Island Reef. Our outing with him was one of the highlights of the trip!
Jun 2014
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Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 10 traveler reviews

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Coral Rays - Stunning St. John Villa
average rating of 4.8 based on 39 reviews
5

Great time by all.

  • 5 of 5

Had a family of 8 stay here. Ages 82 - 22 months. We all enjoyed this home. Away from the hustle of downtown. We visited a number of St. John beaches, hiked on trails, enjoyed Coral Bay and made the most of this well equipped home.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Minneapolis, MN
5

Amazing property, views and beaches!

  • 5 of 5

We (me, my husband and 2 daughters age 10 & 13) enjoyed a fabulous week in paradise at Coral Rays. Coral Rays is a beautiful home in a beautiful setting. The house and grounds were fabulous - nice big kitchen/great room upstairs with multiple bedrooms below. All very nicely decorated, clean and well maintained. There is plenty of room for more than one family and while the beaches in St. Johns are some of the most beautiful in the world, it was really, really nice to have a private pool. The views from the house are stunning. The house is very private and quiet with plenty of room to relax and get away or come together as a group. I would highly recommend Coral Rays for anyone visiting St. Johns.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Minneapolis, MN
5

Amazing property, views and beaches!

  • 5 of 5

We (me, my husband and 2 daughters age 10 & 13) enjoyed a fabulous week in paradise at Coral Rays. Coral Rays is a beautiful home in a beautiful setting. The house and grounds were fabulous - nice big kitchen/great room upstairs with multiple bedrooms below. All very nicely decorated, clean and well maintained. There is plenty of room for more than one family and while the beaches in St. Johns are some of the most beautiful in the world, it was really, really nice to have a private pool. The views from the house are stunning. The house is very private and quiet with plenty of room to relax and get away or come together as a group. I would highly recommend Coral Rays for anyone visiting St. Johns.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Baltimore, MD
4

Great stay

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Coral Rays villa the first 10 days of December 2012. We have been visiting St John for 10 years now, but this was our first stay at this villa. This villa was as described, I felt the photos were accurate. We really loved the great room, it felt "islandly" without being over the top themy.

We loved the great room, it had every thing we needed and the book closet was a great bonus. Also, everything worked which is always a nice surprise on St John.

We slept in the master bedroom on the lowest level to the right. It was a good size, comfortable bed, nice sheets and a large bathroom with good water pressure. I left the windows open and the fan on in the day and we would not have needed the AC, however my husband can't sleep with nature sounds so we closed everything up at night.

Location is good, it's in a neighborhood, so it's not secluded like some villas. However, I couldn't see or hear the neighbors behind or next to me from the master bedroom or great room. I didnt' feel like we sacrificed any privacy. The ability to zip into Coral Bay in two minutes is fantastic.

Overall we really enjoyed this villa and will rent it again. It was very clean and well maintained. I think it would be perfect for two families. The pool level bathrooms would be perfect to put the kids (tweens) in and the adults could use the masters one level down. If you are traveling with young children the the two bedrooms at the pool level would be perfect for one family. There is a jack n jill bathroom between the two bedrooms and you could leave the pocket doors open and have easy acces to the kids.

Only negative is that the pool doesn't get much sun. I'm assuming it's just because of the time of year. Plus side of this is that it keeps the house nice and cool.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Sun Prairie, WI
5

Gorgeous Island

  • 5 of 5

My family spent Christmas together for the first time in years at Coral Ray. The view from the balcony was very beautiful and made for a relaxing time for all. Trunk Bay is one of the prettiest beach I have ever seen and the grandchildren enjoyed snorkeling for the first time. The property was exactly what was expected and it was great having such a large kitchen. I would highly recommend this villa to others.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
New Jersey
5

A Little Piece of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Coral Rays more than met our expectations in every way! From the moment Dorothy warmly welcomed us and with Peter guided us to the villa we knew we were in excellent hands. After a very snowy New Jersey winter we were more than ready for St. John sunshine.

The villa was lovely and beautifully kept. It was spacious and provided a variety of living spaces for our adult children to gather and spend time together. Our children joined us from Colorado and Vermont - what fun we had playing the many games that were in the villa. The kitchen provided our family the opportunity to cook fabulous meals together and the great room the perfect atmosphere to break bread together in.

I was trying to come up with a favorite memory....but there are so many. Loved to hear my children laughing as they remembered other family trips. Driving the island is always a fun adventure and to my way of thinking qualifies as an extreme sport! I loved the sound of the birds early in the morning, but also loved the evening sounds as fell asleep. Also...loved deciding which beach to visit each morning.

As for favorite restaurants, they include: Morgan's Mango, Shipwreck and for just plan fun Skinny Legs. The Donkey Diner is not to be missed...great coffee and real maple syrup too! Great shopping in Cruz Bay, not to be missed.

It was a pleasure to deal with the property owner. All my inquiries were quickly answered and I felt very comfortable renting through VRBO.

This was our third visit to Coral Bay and we hope it will not be the last.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

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Car: necessary

Other Activities: shopping, boating

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Rates & Availability

From $455 Per night

Coral Bay Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Off Season: 1-2 Guests
Apr 18 2015 - Dec 19 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
$455
$3,190
$12,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $24 per night, per additional guest
 
In Season: 1-2 Guests
Dec 20 2015 - Apr 16 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
$644
$4,510
$17,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $32 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Notes Half of rental and $300 security deposit with booking and remaining 50% 90 days prior to arrival
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Amenities

Coral Bay Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • duty free shops
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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