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'Oooolala' ....you'll love this vacation home... 'Iola'

Marjorie Jones

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Marjorie Jones

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 29, 2015
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'Oooolala' ....you'll love this vacation home... 'Iola'

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

Coral Bay House Rental Photos and Description

1 xtra large bedroom with king bed plus a breezy sleeping porch with queen bed.

You'll find villa 'Iola' nestled atop 'Sugarbird Hill' and off the beaten path for a truly island feel. Discover the pleasing, out of the way neighborhood beaches and hiking trails.

From 'Iola' you'll partake in stunning ocean and virgin national park mountain views from huge custom-made mahogany arched windows.

This villa sits on its own, lush, out of the way 2/3 acre .

Gaze from John Folly Bay, past Treasure Island' and out to the BVI. With a turn you'll see the other side of the island at Grootpan Bay. Enjoy an open floor plan and high vaulted beamed ceiling on the upper level.

The large upper kitchen is granite and well equipped for making your own gourmet delights Enjoy lounging in the sea breezes of the tradewinds from the screened open air porch.

Have an elegant twilight evening barbecuing in the brick and stone upper level courtyard.

HONEYMOONER'S welcome: Iola is really the 'penthouse' for honeymooner's. It is open, large and airy. hear the surf sounds, birds and nature. beside the ocean you will also view the untouched hillsides of the National Park's Minna Hill. Easy assess to beaches and restaurants. It's just a 5 minute walk to 'The Tourist Trap' outdoor bar/restaurant where you grab a bite and the bus if you don't want to drive.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Marjorie Jones (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 29, 2015

About Marjorie Jones

We first visited St John on our honeymoon. We fell in love with this island immediately and never left. Come see for yourself. Warning! St John can be addictive. Many lose their soles and leave their souls behind.

Marjorie Jones purchased this house in 2010

Why Marjorie Jones chose Coral Bay

Luxury, lots of personal space inside and outside, and tranquil setting surrounds you.

What makes this house unique

Paradise for sailors, beach lovers, snorkelers and hikers. Over 23 beaches and hiking trails too.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 44 traveler reviews

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'Oooolala' ....you'll love this vacation home... 'Iola'
average rating of 4.9772725 based on 44 reviews
5

Beautiful home, excellent hosts

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I vacationed at Iola in March and fell in love with the property, the location near Coral Bay and the laid back vibe of St. John. Margie and Jones were extremely welcoming and offered great tips on places to visit on the island. Iola itself is gorgeous, and the ocean views and breezes made it a perfect place to stay. We loved the sleeping porch with wrap-around windows that caught the breezes at night. The property is on the east side of the island, so you definitely need a Jeep to get there from Cruz Bay. The Coral Bay area is quiet and charming with several restaurants. We loved Pickles for breakfast, Skinny Legs for happy hour and Sweet Plantains for dinner, all a quick 10-minute drive from Iola. Our favorite beach at Salt Pond Bay was within walking distance, though we drove with the beach towels, beach chairs and cooler that Margie and Jones supplied. We will definitely stay at Iola again the next time we visit St. John.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Fantastic stay - wish we were still there!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 9 nights at Iola in January and February and absolutely loved it! The house is beautiful, immaculate, and truly of the highest quality construction and finishes. Honestly, the pictures do not do it justice! The view out the walls of windows and trade wind breezes on the "sleeping porch" are absolute heaven. The house is equipped with everything you need (cooking utensils, towels, beach chairs, etc.) for your stay. Jones and Margie are wonderful hosts - friendly, helpful and as visible as you want them to be :) We love the Coral Bay side of the island....and this is definitely a good 10-15 minutes from town and "off the beaten path." The house is largely self-sustaining, which we did not know until we arrived and took a little getting used to (e.g. no TP in the toilet, hermit crabs for a garbage disposal), but it is all part of living on the island and did not at all deter from the stay. The property is very private and peaceful - highly recommended for a true getaway and to stay a bit off the beaten path in St. John!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Miss you Iola

  • 5 of 5

Can't wait to go back. Of all of the rentals that we have stayed in, Iola is our hands down favorite. The reviews and pictures only tell part of the story. Thank you Margie and Jones for creating a nice little personal chunk of paradise, right on the edge of Coral Bay which is paradise on a larger scale.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Gorgeous

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I enjoyed 6 great days at Iola earlier this month. The Jones were excellent hosts and nice people with a wealth of information on the island. The house was as advertised and spotless. We cooked in several nights on the grill and had good meals at local favorites Concordia and Ms. Lucy's. Salt Pond the closest beach was great as were all the North Shore beaches especially Juymbie and Maho. We took an eco kayak tour from the end of the island. A sunset sail on Cloud 9 and day excursion on Bad Kitty to the BVI's from Cruz Bay. We rented our snorkel equipment from Crabbies and bought our food from Dolphin Market in Coral Bay. The sunrises, moon and sunsets were wonderful from the Deck and bedroom! This was a true vacation. The TV went off after the Super Bowl and stayed off all week. We will miss our friends the Jones and their hermit crabs until we return!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Manasquan, NJ
5

Heaven on Earth in Coral Bay!

  • 5 of 5

"Iola" is such a beautiful property! The views are incredible, especially during a full moon in the evening over the water, Breathtaking! Or the rainbow that showed up after a brief shower against the mountain. Amazing!

Margie & Jones have not only built a beautiful home, but they have thought of everything to the very last detail in the home. You have everything at hand to have a truly comfortable vacation in Coral Bay. This is our fourth trip to Coral Bay & we love this side of the Island. We have stayed in other Home Away properties which were unique & had wonderful views, but "Iola" is a 20 on a one to 10. We plan on returning to stay at "Iola" from now on as it is so comfortable & so heavenly beautiful.

Margie & Jones were so accommodating & helpful. They made sure that we had everything that we needed during our stay. They went way beyond any other experience that we have had in Coral Bay. They are wonderfully "down to earth" people & we truly enjoyed time spent with them & Rosie.

The wrap around deck with table, chairs & lounges was a sweet place to hang out & just read & enjoy the breezes. The back patio with table & chairs & entertaining "soldier crabs' gathered around the trees was another enjoyable retreat. The expansive living, dining & kitchen was so conducive to just staying home in the evening. The kitchen is equipped with everything you need to prepare meals & drinks. We truly loved the sleeping porch as opposed to the full bedroom because of the view of the Bay & the cooling breezes.

You are conveniently located to The Tourist Trap, Miss Lucy's & The Shipwreck for lunch & dinners. Salt Pond Bay is very close by as well.

We cannot wait to return to this "Little Piece of Heaven on Earth"! Thank you Margie & Jones for making our vacation very memorable.

Laura & Newbury

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Wilsonville, AL
5

Paradise Found

  • 5 of 5

This was our third stay at Iola. We love it so much we can't get enough. The home is beautiful, spotless and accommodating. From the moment you step out of your vehicle you are surrounded by luxury. The view, the landscaping, the breeze, the deck, the sleeping porch...I could go on and on. Margie and Jones are the most gracious hosts. They always make our stay extra special and make sure all of our needs are met. We are already looking forward to our next visit.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
St Thomas USVI
Nearest Barpub
walk to 'The Tourist Trap' & Concordia Eco Resort
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
St John ferry
Nearest Train
take the bus to Cruz Bayfor $1
Nearest Beach
Salt Pond Bay Beach 1/3 mile
Car: recommended

'Iola' is located 10 minutes past Coral Bay 'Town' on the quiet end of St John. Suggest you rent a 4wd vehicle to enjoy the adventures and all the places you want to explore. From Cruz Bay cross the island via Centerline Road which takes about 35 minutes.

Other Activities: St John has over 40 hiking trails thru the national park & over 22 beaches

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Rates & Availability

From $221 Per night

Coral Bay House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Apr 18 2015 - Aug 29 2015
5 night minimum stay
$1,550
 
 
fall
Aug 30 2015 - Dec 13 2015
5 night minimum stay
$1,750
 
 
Winter 2016
Dec 14 2015 - Apr 15 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,450
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Guest age 12 and over only. Quotes are for 2 adult guests. Please request quote for any additional guests.

Pay by Visa, Master Card, Discover, echeck., or check by mail. Get your rental jeep early so they don't sell out.

Cancellation Policy

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

Coral Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Local Calls
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , tile & glass block
  • The bathroom has a large tiled shower with glass block lighting and it is plenty big for two at a time. Have fun saving water.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 + - 1 king , king bed
    sleeping porch queen - 1 queen , queen bed
  • The sleeping porch has a queen bed with closable shutters, glass and screens or you can leave it all open or manipulate the 'trade winds' breezes and down island ocean views. The large romantic bedroom has a king bed and french doors leading to your private deck and courtyard. Iola has a high, vaulted ,large beam ceilings throughout and lots of open space. Large bright arched windows and free flowing cross breezes to enjoy a true island feel.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • duty free shops
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Strongly suggest renting a 4 wheel vehicle for sightseeing from the many car rentals near the St John ferry dock or from St Thomas airport. There are steep, windy paved roads all the way from the dock to the lower level of villa 'Iola' and the drive past the lower driveway to the upper level car port parking is a typical, unpaved, bumpy, steep, island road. You can also take the bus from the nearby 'Tourist Trap', an outdoor restaurant to go across island from Salt Pond to Cruz Bay (town) for only $1. It runs from 6:00AM to 7:00PM every hour on the hour. There are hiking trials all over the island and many beaches to choose from. Over one half of the island is part of the National Park with old slave plantation ruins and great adventure. Our beaches are renown for great snorkeling. We are off the beaten path!!!

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