ST JOHN'S BEST OCEANFRONT & PRIVACY VALUE, PERIOD!

Terry R Witham

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
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Terry R Witham

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ST JOHN'S BEST OCEANFRONT & PRIVACY VALUE, PERIOD!

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

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children

Terry R Witham

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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
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay nights
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5
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St John's Best Oceanfront & Privacy Value, Period!
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
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Johns Folly St John
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
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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
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Johns Folly St John
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
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
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Johns Folly St John
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
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
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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Johns Folly St John
5

AAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.....

  • 5 of 5
I've stayed at fancier, more exciting, and more luxurious places in my life, but my wife and I have NEVER stayed anywhere as relaxing as Sea Spirit. The waves against the rocks lull you to sleep at night and the occasional short rain shower on the roof is music to your ears. Terry was wonderful and very accommodating. The villa was set up with all of the beach towels, coolers, beach chairs/blankets, etc that you'd need. The hot tub was a great spot to relax and look at the stars through the clear sky (very little light pollution so the amount of visible stars is astonishing). The front porch/deck was perfect for morning coffee or an afternoon sandwich. The villa is located about 1/3 mile up a dirt/gravel road, but seemed easily passable with a "normal" car.
The two closest beaches (Kiddel Bay and Grootpan Bay) are both very secluded with good snorkeling and within walking distance, but both quite rocky (no sand on the beach). For a sandy beach, you can either drive to Salt Pond Bay and deal with a few extra people, or (if you have a 4 wheel drive) I'd recommend Little Lameshur Bay about 1 1/2 miles away. Fantastic snorkeling. Sandy beach. Close parking. Very few people.
We'll be back!!
  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear that you slept like a baby and I agree that the snorkeling is amazing at Little Lameshur.
I enjoyed your three octopus pictures from Lameshur.
The deck awaits you for your next visit!
Terry & Olivier
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St John's Best Oceanfront & Privacy Value, Period!
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Johns Folly St John
5

ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!

  • 5 of 5
I cannot say enough about this Villa! It is absolutely perfect. The villa is clean and cozy. It is just the perfect size and has everything you need. The views are beyond spectacular! The location is superb! You can walk to several beaches. (Get snorkel gear, you will not be disappointed.) The owner Terry is wonderful and very helpful! You will be torn between going out to explore the island or staying holed up in this paradise villa! I have recommended this villa to everyone I know that is considering a St. John vacation. I recommend lunch at Skinny Legs and dinner at Shipwreck Landing! I would have gladly stayed in St. John at this villa forever! You will most definitely enjoy your stay!
  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review.
My two favorite restaurants too!
It was great to meet you and we look forward to seeing you again in the future, Terry & Olivier
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Johns Folly St John
Whitehouse, Ohio
5

BEYOND DESCRIPTION

  • 5 of 5
We have stayed at many vacation rentals over the last several years in many different places. Most of them have been through VRBO. We can say with certainty this one ranks at the top of the list. We seek out secluded and off the beaten path locations and this one fit the bill perfectly.

This little house sits atop a cliff overlooking the ocean. There is no other human structure or being in sight while looking out from the deck. The complete darkness at night makes the stars shine with a splendor not seen in most places. The only sounds at night are the breeze, waves, and nature. There is definitely something magical about Sea Spirit from the moment you walk in the door. The quiet and solitude are very therapeutic and quickly soothe the soul.

The island is not one of night life and tourist attractions which is what attracted it to us in the first place. There are many great snorkeling places nearby, trails to hike, beaches to sit on, and roads to explore. We found our way to many of them during the week. However, what we looked forward to the most was returning to the house and watching the sunset from the deck each evening.

Terry is awesome. Working with her was seamless. She is available if necessary and explained everything to us the first night we arrived.

Words cannot describe how wonderful this place is. Suffice it to say you cannot go wrong staying here.
  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Jon,

We are so happy to hear that you were able to connect with the beauty that Sea Spirit offers.
The deck above the ocean has always provided us with respite from the cares of life and has energized our souls.
It is good to know that the house being built behind Sea Spirit has not impacted those special qualities and the feeling of privacy.
Please come visit again, 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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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

Amenities

Johns Folly Villa Accommodation and Amenities

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