BUDDHA GARDEN FEATURED IN THIS ISSUE OF ST. JOHN MAGAZINE.

Emily Bratton

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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BUDDHA GARDEN FEATURED IN THIS ISSUE OF ST. JOHN MAGAZINE.

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2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 2

Buddha Garden is your romantic getaway on St. John. A Greek Morrocan style villa overlooking the aquablue Caribbean sea. Relax, enjoy, unwind, meditate, do yoga and be inspired at Buddha Garden. A private world of exotic treasures from the Far East of Ric and Lolita (owners of Now @ Zen stores on St. John). Million dollar views of the BVI's, East end, St. Croix and endless 245 degree views of sea, sky, islands, sunrise, moonrise and spectacular clouds and rainbows. Frigates, pelicans and seahawks glide by and watch the bay below for the humpback whales which migrate through every winter. Located within 5 minutes walking distance from Concordia Eco camp and yoga center, white sandy beach and bird sanctuary. Ric and Lolita have been traveling throughout Asia for over 24 years and have built their home around their art. Once you experience the beauty and tranquility of Buddha Garden you will come back for more. Private masseuse and caterer can be arranged ahead of time. To maintain the peace and tranquility of our stay at Buddha Garden one couple only please.

Coyfish ponds, beautiful tropical garden area, tranquil meditation spots. Great yoga teacher available at Concordia. Spectacular cloud watching, sunset afterglow from flat Medditerrean roof shade pagoda. Bring your body leave your stress behind. Love, peace, happiness

Even though we are a 2 bedroom we prefer to rent to one couple only to keep the feeling of a romantic getaway with peaceful surroundings.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children

Emily Bratton

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We own the boutique shop , Now & Zen in St. John and every year we go to Asia and buy directly from the artists that make it. We also feature local artists. We are located next to Shipwreck Restaurant.

Emily Bratton purchased this villa in 1999

We have traveled all over the world and chose St.John as our place to live. We have lived here 25 years.

We have an 8 island view of the British Virgin Islands and are adjacent to a wild bird sanctuary and hiking trails and a white sand beach within walking distance.

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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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Coral Bay St John
Sarasota, Fl
5

INCREDIBLE STAY ON ST.JOHN AT BUDDHA GARDEN

  • 5 of 5
First, I want to say how wonderful the island of St.John is for a relaxing vacation. Now the only way to improve on this was to find a place as special as St.John and we did! Buddha
Garden is decorated in exotic Asian decor that was purchased by the owners on their many trips abroad. It is better than the pictures and at the end of the road so it is very private. There are two large bedrooms with attached bathrooms with walk-in showers, a great kitchen with a koi pond outside, a living room area, many neat dining areas and places to read including the roof deck. Good for yoga too. The views are something truly special. You look out on several of the British Virgin Islands, the east end of St.John and a beautiful bay below where you can hear the waves. There is always a great breeze too. We rented a jeep to travel to the numerous beaches and could not believe all the sea life we saw. No jet skiing so very relaxing. The owners Lolita and Ric were extremely helpful and answered any questions we had. We wish we had had a chance to talk to them about all their travels. Lolita provided us with a list of less known places to snorkel, their favorite places to eat and where to grocery shop. There is a market a few miles away (Lily's Gourmet Market) that had all we needed, we did shop once in town (Starfish) too. When we ate out the food was wonderful (Shipwreck, Skinny Legs...) and the servings were large so we made two meals from most places. Before coming we read about it being expensive to buy food and eat out but when you consider there is no sales tax or resort tax it worked out about the same as other island trips we have made. I saw on another review were some people stayed with out a jeep and you could do that but for us it was much easier to have transportation. My husband went into town twice to go out scuba diving (Low Key- which he said was the best group he has ever dove with) and we could go places when ever we wanted. We spent a great day on the "Baddy Kitty" that took us to several BVI (you need your passport) to swim, eat and have a drink. It could not have been a better trip. Like islands in the Caribbean in St.John you should be conscious about saving water and there is a water collection system at this home. I wish I could upload some of my pictures to better show Buddha Garden and it's views. We are hopeful to return again to say at this beautiful home.
  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I am glad that you mentioned Low Key and Bad Kitty as that helps everyone else when they want to go diving or the 'BVI's. I think you can explore the island more with a jeep especially if you want to dine out in some of our great restaurants.
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Coral Bay St John
5

HONEYMOON HIDE-A WAY

  • 5 of 5
This is the most AMAZING place to stay! We arrived to music, an appetizer tray and champagne. The ambiance takes your breath away. Everything is just as the photos showed only more beautiful ! We absolutely love the home. The flowers and plants just added to the beauty. We loved laying up on the upper deck of the home, stargazing on comfy cushions. It rained several days but with the views we had it did not matter,we just snuggled up on the couch and enjoyed nature. It is very private, no neighbors around and we loved that.
There are several good restaurants near by. (We especially like Miss Lucy's.) The owners were very helpful with other information also, car rentals, grocery stores, etc. I would definitely come back here. You do need to rent a car as it is on the Coral Bay side of the island and off the beaten track. There is a small eating place called the Tourist Trap that you can walk to and they are open from 11-6. There is also a great beach (Salt Pond Bay) within walking distance but that is not so short. Took us about 30 minutes but was well worth it. Take a cooler and some snacks and stay awhile!
Also available are plenty of books to read, DVD's, CD's , beach chairs and snorkeling equipment. I think the owners thought of everything!
  • Submitted: May 19, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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5

HEAVEN ON EARTH

  • 5 of 5
My partner and I just spent 10 amazing days in St John at the Buddha Garden. We are innkeepers in new England so choosing the perfect place to stay for our winter getaway was something we took very seriously. We are thrilled to say that we made the right decision by staying with Lolita and Rick at the Buddha Garden. This unique retreat house is located just on outskirts of Coral Bay and the 360 degree rooftop view is one of a kind spectacular. The house has been designed so that you have an incredible ocean view from every porch and deck, and there are many around the house for you to enjoy. Each piece of art in the house has so obviously been chosen with thought and care. The same can be said of each piece of furniture. Wonderful all around!

The location is remote enough so that you feel alone and at peace, but close enough to drive to the market, beaches, and Coral Bay restaurants and other hot spots in town. We had a jeep which was a very smart choice and we spent our time exploring Coral Bay, North beach area and Cruz Bay. The beaches are the best we've ever seen and the restaurants, bars and shopping in Cruz Bay are awesome as well. The drive from the Buddha Garden to Cruz Bay is just about 35 minutes so very doable if you like. Coral Bay is definitely more remote and quiet and Cruz Bay is much more populated and busy. Both spots are wonderful in our opinion. The North beaches, which were our favorites are located right between Cruz Bay and Coral Bay.

Rick and Lolita live downstairs at the Buddha Garden but you will never see them unless you want to. We wanted to meet them and spend time getting to know the very special people behind the creation of the Buddha Garden and they graciously accepted when we invited them up to the rooftop for a glass of wine. We now have 2 new wonderful friends who we can't wait to go back and visit:) We CAN NOT wait to return to St John and the Buddha Garden!
  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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5

ANOTHER FABULOUS STAY

  • 5 of 5
This was the third time my wife and I stayed at Buddha Garden over the past five years. I have to say the house gets better every time! At night all you hear is the trade-winds and the croaking geckos. You wake up to the sun rising through the port-hole windows and fall asleep watching the stars. Everything about this house just oozes relaxation. At night, we sat atop the amazing rooftop deck gazing across the boundless ocean. All the while watching the passing sail boats and shooting stars; discovering constellations you would never be able to see in the brightness of the city. Ric and Lolita were as good of hosts as you could imagine. We plan to return again next year and start taking in the zen all over...
  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
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Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Coral Bay St John
Caledonia, MN
5

SERENE, SPECTACULAR VIEW

  • 5 of 5
I came across Buddha Garden when searching for an escape from Minnesota winter. Idyllic would be how i would describe this secluded retreat with a gorgeous view.
The house is spacious, comfortable and furnished with treasures from the East. Everything you might need is furnished whether you want to eat in or drop into Coral Bay to eat. Take advantage of the great snorkeling at a wide selection of beaches, they even provide all the gear.
Being the early riser, i enjoyed my coffee watching the sun rise with the BVI in the background.
  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
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Coral Bay St John
5

BUDDHA GARDEN - A SPECTACULAR RETREAT

  • 5 of 5
This property was absolutely fantastic. Beautifully furnished, very private, truly spectacular views. The house has everything one needs for a very comfortable stay. Off the beaten track (which suited us perfectly) and yet close to beaches, hiking, restaurants, etc. The owners were gracious and helpful whenever we needed information. I would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a unique and memorable escape.
  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
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Coral Bay has great shopping and restaurants. You can rent kayaks and go over the Hurricane Hole. Go snorkeling on 3 great beaches. You are close to several of the best hiking trails on the island. It is the most laid back and peaceful areas of St.John but also has live music and great nightlife.

Other Activities: Boating, shelling, wildlife viewing, rock climbing, horseshoes, shopping, kayaking, mini golf, parasailing, biking, health/beauty spa

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Coral Bay Villa Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Base Rate
5 night minimum stay
$285
From
$285
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,995
 
Discounts: 14 nights or more: $235 Nightly
 
low season
May 16 - Dec 14
5 night minimum stay
$235
 
Discounts: 10 nights or more: $225 Nightly
 
high season
Dec 15 - May 15
5 night minimum stay
$285
 
Discounts: 10 nights or more: $270 Nightly; 11 nights or more: $270 Nightly

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300.00

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Coral Bay Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet
  • Sunbed
  • Iron & Board
  • Paper Towels
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Kitchen ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
  • Grill
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Both bathrooms are located next to the bedrooms for privacy
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • Even though we are a 2 bedroom we prefer to rent only to one couple as a romantic getaway.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • bay/sound
  • ruins
  • duty free shops
  • pond
  • reefs
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • eco tourism
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • shelling
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • rock climbing
  • parasailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
Notes:
The owners are available in the apartment down below if any problems arise. You have your own private entrance and total privacy.
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