Coral Bay Villa Rental Photos and Description
4 plus bedrooms, 4 baths, sleeps 10, a/c, hot tub, pool
With a white sand beach for a front yard, Rainbow Beach is one of the fortunate few homes on St. John that is a true beachfront villa. Rainbow is located on a quiet cove on the western shore of Coral Bay and the swimming, snorkeling and boating in the warm Caribbean waters, 50 feet from your deck, is one of Rainbow’s best features. There are only four villas on this small beach, so this setting is tranquil, restful and romantic. Rainbow Beach also includes a pool, a hot tub and a sunny deck with lovely views. The breezes blow cool and gentle, and it’s a 5 minute drive to restaurants and bars in Coral Bay.
The house has four bedrooms with baths plus a loft (1 king, 2 queens, 2 twins, and queen platform beds in the loft ) and all the bedrooms have a/c, TV, iPod clock radios and water views. The bedrooms are located on both levels (2 up, 2 down) on opposite ends of the house, so all have good privacy. Two bedrooms open to the upper level pool deck, and the ground level bedrooms open to the beach. There’s also a loft bedroom above the great room that sleeps 2 – 4 kids, or one couple.
The great room contains the living, and dining areas, plus the kitchen. There’s a table for eight in the interior dining area, or fire up the gas grill and dine on the deck. The great room has a 50” flat screen TV and stereo/CD with an iPod connection, seating for 6 – 8 and beautiful views of the Caribbean Sea and the National Park as well as Tortola in the British Virgin Islands.
Rainbow Beach is one of only a handful of villas in Coral Bay that sit on a white sand beach – it is first and foremost, a beach house. It was designed for families, couples, or anyone who loves to be in the sun, sand and water for most of the day, and then in the hot tub and pool at night. It will accommodate 10 people, but it's also a perfect romantic hideaway for one or two couples. With lots of suntan oil, sand, music and food and drink in the mix, this house is a fun time beach house that's very enjoyable without being overly sophisticated. It was intended for fun in the sun and pure relaxation; and it dishes out plenty of both.
- limited accessibility
- children welcome
- pets not allowed
About Dave Rifkin
My occupation (trial lawyer and real estate developer) has lots of rewarding moments, but its also a very stressful way to earn a living. Relaxation and unwinding is not an option, its an absolute necessity and when it comes to relaxation, Rainbow Beach is pure magic. If you need to unwind, this is a fantastic place to do it. This location also has a very romantic essence. It has always worked for me, and I bet it will do the same for you
Dave Rifkin purchased this villa in 1992
Why Dave Rifkin chose Coral Bay
We looked for years for a beachfront site on St. John to build a vacation home for my family. The National Park beaches are gorgeous and the Park owns most of the islands beachfront property, so there just isn’t a lot of private beachfront property on St. John. So when this property came on the market, we pounced on it and it has proven to be one of the best decisions we ever made. We designed the house to accommodate a large family, but it's also designed so the upper level is perfect for just one or two couples. Maybe it's the turquoise waters right outside your windows, or the lapping of the sea on the shore, or the softly blowing, warm, moist trade winds, but there's something very romantic about Rainbow Beach. Over the years we've rented to a lot of honeymooners, couples and lovers, and the guest comments make it real clear that this is a house with a genuine romantic essence.
What makes this villa unique
I like to be in the water, or on the water, 2-3 hours a day - swimming, snorkeling and boating. I’m a self confessed beach nut, and the Caribbean sun and the warm sea are what makes every day at Rainbow Beach another day in heaven for me. At night you can always find me in the hot tub with some good music and a cold drink under a star filled sky – the sun’s down, but I’m still in heaven. If you or your family like being in the water and on the water, I think you’ll really enjoy Rainbow Beach