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St John's Best Oceanfront & Privacy Value, Period!

Terry R Witham

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay nights

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Terry R Witham

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2015
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St John's Best Oceanfront & Privacy Value, Period!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

Johns Folly Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 1 Bedroom + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Sea Spirit is a VERY private 600-sq foot cottage superbly located on top of a dramatic cliff with sweeping ocean views and great breezes. Your privacy is ensured by National Park surroundings. It has some of the best hush-hush snorkeling at the front of the house that exists on island... caves, live reefs and ultramarine blue drop offs with rays and dolphins. There is a resident spotted eagle ray at the front of the house. From its unique location you can walk to 2 pristine beaches. Kiddle Bay is very Maine-like with large flat stones that crackle at night, becoming sandy on one side. The other is Grootpan Bay and tends to be empty. If there is ever anyone there, it tends to be a nude beach. It is a mix of sand, small pebbles and coral. Both bays offer awesome snorkeling.

A short drive takes you to either Salt Pond Beach or the Lameshuur bays. Your constant companions are the umbrella of stars at night, the smell of salt air and the sounds of the wind and the waves and the occasional deer grazing in the yard. The restaurants and shopping amenities of Coral Bay are only minutes away, though you might prefer enjoying the deck. It won’t be long before your biggest worry is opting for sunset drinks at Sea Spirit or at one of the local eateries, stargazing while relaxing in the hot tub or enjoying the musical scene in Coral Bay.

What’s no dilemma is our rates, we challenge anybody to procure such an experience as Sea Spirit for the price. Such a well-appointed cottage in such a one-of-a-kind location simply can’t be compared to any other St John house. Should you go for the Sea Spirit experience, you have to be warned: you’ll be back!

Keywords: oceanfront

private

walk to the beach

jacuzzi

More Details
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Terry R Witham (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2015

About Terry R Witham

Sea Spirit found me. When I walked onto this deck for the first time in my life I sat there for hours and watched the stars and moon shining on the sea. I felt a sea of spirit and not only knew that this house had captured me, but there was no doubt about its name, it was Sea Spirit. The healing quality of this little gem never failed me ever since. I know for sure that every new guest to Sea Spirit gets the same suckerpunch when he/she walks that deck. I hope you will enjoy this experience, too!

Terry R Witham purchased this villa in 2000

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay nights
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Reviews

5
based on 15 traveler reviews

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St John's Best Oceanfront & Privacy Value, Period!
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
5

Sea Spirit - Dec 2014

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at the Sea Spirit in Dec 2014. It is as described in other reviews. The view from the deck in all directions is breathtaking. It is close to outstanding snorkeling locations and the restaurants of Coral Bay. However, the most outstanding feature is the deck. Sea Spirit is extremely well stock with everything needed for a great vacation. Do go prepared for noseeums and a few mosquitos. Both Terry and Olivier were great to work with and a great source for St John advice.

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Lovely!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at Sea Spirit for our honeymoon and it was absolutely amazing. I highly highly recommend it. Even though we didn't arrive until after 11PM, the owners went out of their way to rent a jeep on our behalf, pick us up from the ferry and lead us out to Sea Spirit and show us around the place. The ocean sounds and stars at night were amazing but when we woke up the next day we were blown away by the view. It is a great place to stay if you want to rent a vehicle to visit different beaches and restaurants and really get a feel for the island as a whole. If you're looking for room service and a beach a few steps from your room, this isn't it. But if you want to feel like you have your own portion of the island, enjoy a lovely home, and have a view unlike any other, this is your place. Have fun and keep left!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

touched my soul

  • 5 of 5

My fiancé and I spent nine days of complete bliss in this magical cottage above the enchanting sea. Truly touched my soul. I had just finished treatment for breast cancer and was celebrating with a much needed vacation. Words can not express how Sea Spirit simply takes your breath away! Definitely the best place on the entire island. With all my travels there is no place I would rather be. We have booked another stay in November and have been looking forward to it ALL year. Terry, I sure hope we get to meet this time....

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Laura, Welcome home! We will definitely meet this year. We are so happy to hear that you loved your stay so much that you are returning. Please let us know if there is anything that we can do to top last year for you! With best wishes, Terry & Olivier
Charleston, SC
5

Million dollar view and privacy

  • 5 of 5

After four years of trying to arrange our hectic work and family schedules, my wife and I were finally able to reserve this marvelous cottage for an all to brief vacation. Situated on a bluff between two beautiful bays, Sea Spirit offered the ultimate in relaxation and privacy. The view, as mentioned, is spectacular and the colors change throughout the day. I probably took 50 pictures of the rock formation below the deck. While each day was spent exploring the island of St. John and its beautiful beaches each evening we would return to our quiet little cottage for relaxation and cooking out on the grill. Because of its remote location the night sky is spectacular and each night we saw shooting stars as we lounged on the porch in the cool evening breeze. This was the best vacation we have ever been on and that's saying something considering we have been to Asia, Australia, the Pacific islands, the Caribbean, central America and in my wife's case even the Seychelles.

The owner was wonderful and the house was clean and well maintained. Although remote there were amenities nearby for food and groceries. As mentioned by other reviewers the Sunday Jazz brunch at Miss Lucy's was fun and the music was great. Get there around 1:30 to avoid the noon rush. We definitely plan to return to this property as soon as we can break away.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear W and M, I agree that the stars are amazing out there. You feel almost like you are beneath a canopy of Christmas lights. Thank you for your touching review. It was sincerely our pleasure to make your acquaintances. You live in a beautiful part of the world too! Thank you for the lovely octopus and we look forward to your return, Terry & Olivier
Birmingham, Al.
5

FANTASTIC!

  • 5 of 5

Best vacation I've had in years! It's like you're the only people on the the planet, except for the occasional sailboat on the horizon. The only problem was making ourselves leave the deck long enough to enjoy the beaches and hiking trails.

The house is well maintained and the location is absolutely breathtaking.

We became very attached to the bananaquits and hummingbirds that joined us for breakfast on the deck every morning.

I thought the snorkeling was better than anywhere I have been in the Carribean. I made the swim from Kiddle Bay to Grootpan and saw tons of sea life, including several friendly sea turtles. My wife enjoyed snorkeling the reefs at both bays and really liked the chuckling sound the cobblestones made when the waves ran back out. I got quite a bit of underwater video, so definitely pack an underwater camera of some type.

Don't forget about the hiking trails. We really enjoyed the hike to the petroglyphs and some of the ruins.

The restaurants nearby are really good. Our favorites were Miss Lucy's ( don't miss the Sunday brunch) and Concordia. Our favorite meals though, were grilled on the deck. (there's that deck again.) and eating dinner under the stars. We were lucky enough to be there during the Lyrids meteor shower. What a way to spend your anniversary!

Terry was great to work with. Very attentive and helpful.

I must admit to being concerned about the house being built behind the property, but shouldn't have been. Once you pass it on the way in, you don't even know it's there. I would recommend Sea Spirit to anyone, and can't wait till I can schedule another trip!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Paradise05

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Sea Spirit was paradise. The location was the highlight of our trip. Someone asked where was our favorite place to eat and we said "our house" watching boats go by. We will definitely return to Sea Spirit.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We especially enjoy watching the cruise ships passing to their next destinations beneath the stars looking like a moving city on the water at night. We look forward to making your next experience at Sea Spirit even better! With best wishes, Terry & Olivier

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This property is within a 2 minute walk to two National Park beaches. Stargazing can be exceptional due to lack of light pollution.

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Rates & Availability

Johns Folly Villa Rental Rates

Notes

  • From $250.00/nt
  • US Dollars
  • Apr 15 to Dec 15 $250.00/night $1750.00/week (2 persons) Additional person $40/day
  • Dec 15 to Apr 15 $375.00/night $2625.00/week (2 persons) Additional person $50/day
  • Thanksgiving (7 nights) $1953.00 (2 persons) Additional person $50/day
  • Christmas & New Year (7 nights) $2982.00 (2 persons) Additional person $50/day
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Amenities

Johns Folly Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
beach chairs, coolers, book and magazine library, beach bags, binoculars, games, I pod dock, safe for valuables, indoor and outdoor dining areas

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