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Affordable Pool Retreat - Ocean View - FREE dinner delivery available


Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights

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Affordable Pool Retreat - Ocean View - FREE dinner delivery available

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights


Coral Bay Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Graced with beautiful views and breezes, wrap around covered decking, 'Harmony by the Pool', is a beautiful and affordable 500 sq foot 1- bedroom pool side apartment. This couples only complex boasts a centrally located shared pool/cabana/deck that hangs off the hillside in Coral Bay, St John offering a spectacular view of the Village of Coral Bay, Hurricane Hole, and the British Virgin Islands. Cool off in the 9 X 14 pool or lounge around on the custom built pool bench with your feet dangling in the water and your favorite book. An ample pool cabana and deck provide that perfect pool side shady spot for an afternoon nap or happy hour libation.

Enjoy your morning coffee on your outdoor dining deck or while feeding the sugarbirds under the swaying palms by the pool. Shopping, restaurants, bars, water sports, and hiking are a minute or two away. Francis Bay Beach and Big Maho Bay Beach are a short 15 minute drive through the beautiful National Park. If you are looking for a quiet getaway for two... this is a found treasure.

DON'T FEEL LIKE COOKING TONIGHT??? ISLAND HARMONY VACATION RENTALS has teamed up with SAM & JACK’S DELI in Cruz Bay to provide you with an even higher level of service while keeping your vacation affordable. You can now order your dinner, wine and dessert over the phone (menus and contact information in your unit) and it will be delivered directly to your refrigerator before 5PM to be heated at your leisure. SAM AND JACK’S DELI, ST. JOHN, VI - GREAT FOOD/GREAT REVIEWS/LARGE PORTIONS/REASONABLE PRICES - FREE DELIVERY for orders over $25.00 (or $5.00 delivery fee) for HARMONY BY THE POOL and ISLAND HARMONY COTTAGE guests MONDAY - SATURDAY nights.

Keywords: Pool, Water View, Private, Apartment

More Details
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Sharon (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2015

About Sharon

Welcome to the Island Harmony community. David and I are so pleased to have you and will make every effort to ensure your stay with us is enjoyable. We are also most happy to provide you with all the peace and privacy you might require.

By way of a very brief introduction, I have been an islander since I was 7 years old. My family arrived by freighter in 1959 and proceeded to build a family run business consisting of a West Indian style guest house and restaurant overlooking the sea on St Croix. Every child’s dream come true, my childhood friends were monkeys, talking birds, horses, and all the wonders that the sea affords, coupled with a fresh array of new faces visiting from all around the world every week. What a privilege and adventure!

In 1984, David who had been bare boating in the Caribbean for many years, came home from a vacation and put a sign in his front yard that said simply ‘EVERYTHING FOR SALE” and some short time later, he boarded a plane to St John with his wife, 2 young children and 20 duffel bags of belongings to start his island adventure living aboard a Morgan 42 sail boat in Coral Bay Harbor. He proceeded to build a successful building contractors business for the next 26 years and many of the lovely homes and rental Villas on the island are his handiwork. Now nearing retirement, he is focusing on our long and short term rental homes and remodeling jobs.

Sharon & David

Sharon purchased this apartment in 1994

Why Sharon chose Coral Bay

David and I designed and built this property together 1994. If I can sum up the dream, which I named Island Harmony many years before it became a reality, it was to design, and build a harmonious, beautiful environment that affords peace and tranquility for all its occupants. You are most welcome to join us! We look forward to meeting you and sharing this special island paradise.

What makes this apartment unique


Coral Bay is on the “quiet side” of the island. We still have donkeys, goats, chickens, and iguanas roaming our streets. Our sleepy little village is populated with some of the friendliest locals you will find on St John. Sit at the bar and make new friends easily.

Another really great feature of this side of the island is that we face the British Virgin Islands, argueably some of the best sailing in the world. The views are perpetually dotted with outlying islands and white sails with the occasional cruise ship meandering by.

We are a short 10 - 15 minute drive from the fabulous and pristine North Shore Beaches and have a wonderful assortment of shops bars and restaurants. All very relaxed and tropical.

This is simply as close as I, Sharon, could get to my childhood on the island of St Croix as it was in 1959.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Sergey and Irina

New York

6/14/14 – 6/21/14


Thank you so much Sharon, Samantha & Erik for  providing us with a comfortable place to stay here on St. John! We loved every minute of our vacation. We enjoy swimming and snorkeling on the Cinnamon Bay beach and Trunk beach. Go early in the morning and you will have the whole beach to yourself. Go to Aqua Bistro on Friday night for their tuna special and some live music. Make sure to buy delicious food at Sam & Jack’s Deli – we especially loved the salads. We had a great time and we are definitely planning our next vacation in paradise!

Jun 2014
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Affordable Pool Retreat - Ocean View - FREE dinner delivery available
average rating of 4.866667 based on 90 reviews

Harmony indeed!

  • 5 of 5

Harmony by the Pool was just what we were looking for! Quiet location, close to Coral Bay, fantastic views of the bay and valley--all provided for a perfect location. The house was roomy and had many comforts of home. Although, I would have been perfectly happy with NO living room as I spent my time on that SPECTACULAR wrap around porch! Loved the eating area and the hammock. Linens in the house were high quality. A great place to spend the week. We will be returning. (I was so waterlogged from snorkeling at each days end that we never got in the pool--but the views from that area were great too!)

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. It makes us all so happy both to share Harmony with our guests and knowing your vacation was everything you had hoped for. We look forward to seeing you again and thank you for supporting our little business!! Joy, Sharon and David

Harmony By The Pool

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful vacation stay at Harmony by the Pool! This was my first trip to St. John, so I really didn't know what to expect. Sharon was very helpful providing all the information we needed, as well as, helping us book a 4-wheel drive rental ahead of time. We spent most of time on the quiet Coral Bay side of SJ, visited a different beach or two every day. We visited 10 beaches and snorkeled at 8 of them. We rented snorkel gear for the week from Crabby's, and he wasn't crabby at all, actually very helpful on spots we should visit. The best snorkel spots for us were Waterlemon Cay, Haulover Bay (North), Salt Pond and Little Lameshur Bay. Loved taking a dip in the pool at the end of the day and having my morning coffee out on the deck with such a beautiful view. Restaurants were great, especially liked Aqua Bristro, Skinny Legs and Shipwreck Landing. Sam and Erik were great hosts, and the house was perfect for the two of us, it had everything we needed. We hated to leave and can't wait to come back again! Thank you Sam, Erik and Sharon for a great vacation!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Falmouth Massachusetts

Harmony By the Pool

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Harmony By The Pool and LOVED IT. If you are looking for a peaceful quiet place on the quiet side of the island of St. John, this is the place for you. It was a great escape from the cold New England winter weather for us. The customer service from Sharon was first class and Sam was terrific getting us settled in.You must rent a Jeep while you are there because the roads are challenging and hilly. We loved Coral Bay . The beaches were beautiful and we met many of the locals at the Coral Bay restaurants. We had great meals at the Oasis, Aqua Bistro and the pizza at the Indigo Grill is excellent, go to Skinny Legs the night they have a band, which is great fun. We highly recommend going on a sail on the Long Distance with the Gallops out of Coral Bay, we learned so much about the area from them and their dog Kiwi on the boat was our new best friend !

We hated to see our peaceful vacation end and we will be back next year. Thank You so much Sharon for a great vacation.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Such a beautiful review. We are all so grateful that you enjoyed Harmony by the Pool and St John so much and appreciate your kind words! You made our day and we look forward to seeing you again next year. Joy, Sharon, David, Samantha, and Erik

a great place to stay!

  • 4 of 5

A great place to stay on St John! Affordable and the pictures well represent where you are staying. The road to the Harmony by the pool although bumpy did get easier by the end of our stay (parts were being repaired). Very close to restaurants (we loved Aqua Bistro, Shipwreck and The Tourist Trap) and beaches (we loved Salt Pond, definitely recommend the hike to Rams Head). Also, a very quiet place. The grocery store was well stocked and close too. Thank you to Sharon and Sam for making our somewhat last minute trip to St John so easy! A special thank you to Sam for going above and beyond and providing a ride to the start of the 8 Tuff miles! Would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you so much for your kind comments. We all appreciate it so much and look forward to seeing you again!! Joy, All the Harmony Crew
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Can echo the previous great reviews!

  • 5 of 5

We too, loved Harmony by the Pool. The house had everything we could need, including beach chairs and coolers. And lots of room for hanging wet towels and stuff. Everything was as described. Dealing with Sharon and later Erik and Sam was a delight. We enjoyed breakfast on the deck every morning,the wonderful breezes at night and all that Coral Bay had to offer. (Vie's Beach and her lunch shack was a fun day, as were Salt Pond, Francis, Trunk Bay). The couches and bed were really comfy. We snorkeled everyday at a different beach and hiked Rams Head and the easy walk at Francis Beach. We did find those last few yards into the House challenging and the deep ruts seemed to get worse as the week work on, although we got better at handling it! No way without a 4-wheel which Sharon advised us when we rented. We stopped at the grocery store in Coral Bay before we went to the house. There was a lot of stuff already in the cupboard and fridge, so you might check it out before you shop or just buy a few perishables on your first trip. The new store has everything. We sure didn't want to leave Harmony by the Pool and St. John! Thank you, Sharon for everything

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I cannot thank you enough for your lovely review. And it was so special that you emailed me while on your vacation to tell me how much you were enjoying Harmony, the pool and the full moon. That was amazing. Thank you so much for staying with us and we hope to see you again. Joy from Paradise, Sharon and David


  • 5 of 5

This is an absolutely amazing place to stay. It's extremely quiet and has an incredible view of Coral Bay. My girlfriend and I stayed here for several days and it was so great we're already planning to come back next year and stay here. The location is close to all of the best beaches and close to a bunch of great places to eat just down the hill. You MUST rent a car if you stay here to get around as it's up a very very steep hill from Coral Bay and it's impossible to get beach to beach by taxi. Sam, who let me onto the property is extremely friendly and the pool is a great feature as well. This location is far from any resorts and you want me bothered by large crowds if you like to really get away. I'd recommend this property to anyone.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: HAPPY THANKSGIVING Andrew & Rachel, What a beautiful review!!! You really gave our Thanksgiving a joyous start! We love Harmony so much and just love to share it with our guests. Thank you so much for your glowing comments. We look forward to hosting you again. Joy, Sharon David Samantha and Erik Island Harmony Vacation Rentals


Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Ciril King St Thomas VI
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Coral Bay - 1 minute drive
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Cruz Bay St John
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Coral Bay - 1 minute drive
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Francis Bay, Big Maho Bay, & Salt Pond
Car: recommended

Other Activities: Historical sites/ruins & National Park hiking trails


Rates & Availability

From $132 Per night

Coral Bay Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 1 2015 - Jul 7 2015
6 night minimum stay
Jul 8 2015 - Nov 14 2015
6 night minimum stay
Nov 15 2015 - Dec 18 2015
6 night minimum stay
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
Jan 4 2016 - Apr 30 2016
6 night minimum stay
May 14 2016 - Jul 7 2016
6 night minimum stay
Jul 8 2016 - Nov 14 2016
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Payments are non-refundable unless a replacement rental is obtained. Should you be forced to cancel for any reason and a replacement rental is obtained your deposit will be refunded less a 15% fee based on the total rental amount. Guests are encouraged to purchase travel insurance.
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Coral Bay Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size bed (1) Custom teak king size bed that is comfortable. This bed is a delight according to our guests!
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 beach chairs
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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