BAMBOOSHAY VILLA - AMAZING VIEWS OF CORAL BAY, ST. JOHN!

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BAMBOOSHAY VILLA - AMAZING VIEWS OF CORAL BAY, ST. JOHN!

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House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

Welcome to Bambooshay, St. John!

“Bambooshay” is a Creole word that means “enjoy yourself; have a good time.” Coined during Carnival season in the 1950’s, the word originates from “Bambula,” an old African dance that is carried out today through a unique “second line” dance that is performed to the beat of traditional New Orleans jazz. Revelers during carnival today are often heard yelling out “Bambooshay!” as they partake in the festivities of the season.

In a single word, Bambooshay embodies the spirit and attitude that we have found from the Caribbean to New Orleans, and we truly hope you will enjoy yourself and have a great time on St. John. Bambooshay!

Guests arrive at Cruz Bay, where the ferry docks, and will need to rent a car to continue on to the privacy of the villa.

Two roads beckon. The North Shore Road, which winds past Trunk Bay and many other tropical beaches that are ideal for snorkeling and swimming, and Centerline Road, which winds along the highlands, offering vistas of Coral Bay and the British Virgin Islands.

Built for two, the villa has one bedroom (and a self-inflating mattress for an additional visitor), a living room and a modern bath. The kitchen is equipped with a gas range, BBQ grill, refrigerator, dishwasher, coffee maker, toaster and blender and is stocked with pots and pans. Ceiling fans and French doors keep the interior cool.

Perhaps best of all, the villa has an expansive deck with an outdoor shower, and is great for al fresco dining, sunbathing, star gazing or getting a massage. A big hammock for two provides a good place for napping, reading or enjoying the view.

If you feel more like exploring, take an easy 8-minute walk down Seagrape Hill to enjoy the restaurants and shops of Coral Bay. Hike along the nearby Johnny Horn Trail or visit the Moravian church at the foot of Seagrape Hill. The St. John National Park's beaches are just a short drive away.

Book your trip today. St. John awaits you.

Keywords: villa, ocean view, hot tub, upscale, paved, house, water, hammock

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
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Why The Owner chose Coral Bay

We looked all over the Caribbean and ended up choosing St. John for many reasons: pristine beaches, 2/3 of the island is US National Park (protected from over development), US property rights and contract law. St. John is a magical place that captured our hearts and we hope to retire here one day soon!

Guestbook comments from the owner

It was just the right size for us - and how refreshing it was to have no TV.

Yay! The view was spectacular, and that hammock could induce comas, I

swear. Ahhh.



We also loved Coral Bay, the food, snorkeling, people, pace, etc. What a great

spot. Those beaches were amazing! Anyway, we loved St. John. What a special

place. It was a great vacation--thanks!
Jul 2006
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Bathrooms1
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Minimum Stay 4 nights
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5
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Bambooshay Villa - Amazing Views of Coral Bay, St. John!
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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Bambooshay Villa - Amazing Views of Coral Bay, St. John!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p92026vb
214-213-1731
Coral Bay St John
5

Very accommodating owners!

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I ran into an unexpected snag with our reservation, which in fact was not until later in the spring of 2014. Although the owners did not need to do so, they worked with us in a prompt, friendly and accommodating matter to help us resolve our issue & leave everyone satisfied. It is refreshing to come across such understanding people that are willing to work with you. We do recommend these folks on that basis.
  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bambooshay Villa - Amazing Views of Coral Bay, St. John!
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Coral Bay St John
Iowa City, IA
5

Bambooshay Review

  • 5 of 5
Bambooshay is great. We love the layout of the house and it has everything you need in terms of kitchen, entertainment, etc.
We have stayed in SJ 6 times over the last 13 years and while we have rented some pretty nice multi bedroom places in the off season at reduced rates and we liked Bambooshay the most; we will definitely be back when needing a 1 BR place.
The short walk down Seagrape Hill to Skinny Legs was fun and no biggie (we do like to run and excercise so keep that in mind, the hill is fairly steep) and we did it many times. We loved being just up the hill from Skinny Legs, the fire station, the moravian chuch, donkey diner, the school, and that whole area of Coral Bay.
We also like the flat land making up the front yard was great, the privacy was great, and the deck has awesome views of Coral Bay and Bordeaux Mtn especially towards the evening when the ridge line lights up with the sun behind it making Coral Bay and the valley just a spectacular sight.
We loved the laid back arrival and departure. Thanks for a great rental!
  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
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Bambooshay Villa - Amazing Views of Coral Bay, St. John!
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214-213-1731
Coral Bay St John
Manheim, PA
5

Loved this villa and the view

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful stay at Bambooshay! The villa is very clean, beautifully decorated and has everything you need. Perfect location to all our favorite beaches on the other side of St. John. Enjoyed the view and the constant breeze. The owners are wonderful and thoroughly answered all my questions and offered some great suggestions. WiFi was installed while we were there. Loved everything about this villa! Thank you so much!
  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
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Bambooshay Villa - Amazing Views of Coral Bay, St. John!
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214-213-1731
Coral Bay St John
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5

Judy & Charlie New Hampshire

Judy & Charlie New Hampshire
  • 5 of 5
Just returned from another wonderful trip to St. John. We have stayed in several locations and found Bambooshay to a perfect spot to relax. We found everything we needed from towels, to chairs, binoculars, coolers. We enjoyed relaxing in the evening in the softtub under the stars. We prefer this quiet end of the island and found Bambooshay convenient to restaurants and beaches.
  • Submitted: May 11, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Bambooshay Villa - Amazing Views of Coral Bay, St. John!
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Coral Bay St John
Virginia
5

Wonderful and comfortable time!

  • 5 of 5
You can expect to experience exactly how Bambooshay Villa is described, and then some. My husband and I spent the Holidays of 2011 at Bambooshay and enjoyed every minute there. Comfortable, clean, bright and cheery, delightfully decorated, we felt right at home.
Quiet with lovely views of Coral Bay, we could watch the lights of the boats, listen to music drift up the mountain sides in the evening as we soaked in the hot tub, which was set at a perfect temperature. We used the kitchen for many of our meals. But the best surprise was the thoughtfulness of the owners. They supplied great details and suggestions of what to see and do. The best surprise for us was this: Knowing travelers aren't going to schlepp to St. John beach toys and furniture, or a library of books about the island, they supply them! Mats, chairs, guidebooks, even binoculars and trail guides! I call that going the extra mile to make sure their guests have a wonderful time, and we did. We will return.
  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Bambooshay Villa - Amazing Views of Coral Bay, St. John!
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214-213-1731
Coral Bay St John
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
5

Two years and counting!

  • 5 of 5
This was our second time staying at Bambooshay and we've already booked for next year. St. John is the perfect vacation for us and Bambooshay completes it. Bambooshay is everything we need and the location is perfect. The balcony is very private and affords beautiful vistas both during the day and at night.

The cottage is always very clean and tidy when we arrive. It has all the amenities we require. It's less than a 5 minute drive to the great restaurants and bars in Coral Bay. It's close to our favorite hiking and snorkeling sites.

Prior to visiting St. John we stayed at all-inclusive 5-star resorts in the Carribean. St. John and Bambooshay is the only vacation that we have taken that we have not wanted to try some place else the following year.

The owners, Scott and Lori, are very accommodating. The first year they gave us great tips for making our vacation that much better.

It's great!
  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Car: recommended

St. John Recommendations

Best Beaches

All of the beaches along the north shore are awesome and if you have time, you should stop to see all of them that you can. Our favorites are the ones less travelled; farther away from town (Cruz Bay or “Love City” as it is known). Our favorite beach is probably Francis followed closely behind by Maho. Both are along the north shore and are closest in proximity to Bambooshay. Francis is relatively secluded and is usually one of the least crowded beaches along the north shore. The angle of the bay blocks most of the waves and the soft sand extends well out into the water with a gentle sloping angle. There are lots of little fish that will swim all around you and pelicans enjoy swooping in and dining on the smaller ones from time to time. Once you park your car and walk out facing the water just turn to the right and walk down to find a spot to set your chairs and towels. Also, if you stand still in the water you will find that the fish will come up to you and swim around your feet. Plus if you have some bread/chips/crackers you can feed them and they will be all around you in no time.

Maho is a lot like Francis but is right off the north shore road so it’s easy to get in/out; especially if you’re carrying heavy coolers, etc.

Trunk Bay has an underwater snorkeling trail that’s pretty cool. This beach makes a lot of magazine covers and it often named as one of the top 10 beaches in their surveys.

Honeymoon Beach is a really nice beach close to Cruz Bay. To get to it, you can pay to park at Caneel Bay (the upscale Rosewood resort) or you can park at the Parks and Wildlife office near the dock and hike across. Take water if you hike! It’s about a 30 minute hike.

Ms. Vie’s beach is another good one. It’s facing South and if wind/swells are affecting the beaches on the north shore, this is a good alternative. You have to pay Ms. Vie $2 for the privilege of using her beach, but it’s worth it. While you are there make sure to try her garlic chicken and johnny cakes with honey.

Salt Pond also faces the south shore and is a very nice spot. Take your snorkel gear if you go here to see turtles, bright corals and a ray or two. It’s a pretty long hike downhill so you’ll want to lighten your cooler  before hiking back to your car.

If you are really adventurous, check out Lameshur bay on the south shore. You HAVE to have a 4 wheel drive vehicle to get there. It’s a very rough dirt road, but you may have the entire beach to yourself and it, like all the others, is beautiful once you get there.

Where to Eat

Our favorite spot in Coral Bay is Aqua Bistro. Be sure to ask if MJ is cooking! He is a very good chef from Boston and everything he makes is really good. If you’re in the mood for a steak, he cuts his own.

You will inevitably end up at Skinny Legs. They have awesome hamburgers. They don’t have a fryer, so you get chips with it. This is one of our favorite spots to hang out with our local friends.

Island Blues is bar food, but pretty good as well. They have live music a few nights every week and it has a great view right on Coral Bay.

Shipwreck Landing - Good conch fritters and drinks!

Miss Lucy’s – awesome brunch on Sundays, very nice lunch menu as well. If you happen to be there during the monthly full moon party, you should check that out.

If you want a more upscale experience, try Sweet Plantains. The owner is famous for her curries, but everything is well prepared and very good. You need a reservation to go here.

If you make it to Cruz Bay, you have to check out Woody’s Seafood Saloon. It’s a favorite haunt of Kenny Chesney who owns a couple of houses on the island. One of our favorite restaurants on St. John is also in Cruz Bay – Lime Inn. Very good food and their whole jerked fresh snapper is excellent. They have a few parking spots reserved right out front. Parking spots are rare in Cruz Bay so that’s a real benefit.

If you head over to Mongoose Junction they have a little restaurant called Sun Dog Café and while it may only be a few patio tables and a tiny shack where they cook, they produce some nice lunch time food and afternoon snacks.

Things to Do

Snorkeling – Definitely go to Leinster Bay and Waterlemon Cay. You park at the Anaberg Sugar Mill and hike about a mile along the beach to get there. It’s our favorite snorkeling spot on the island with brilliant corals, turtles, squid, tons of reef fish and the sea floor is covered with golden starfish! You can rent gear from Crabby’s in Coral Bay for a few bucks a day.

Get the full list of our recommendations upon booking your stay!

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Coral Bay House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
Sep 1 - Dec 14
4 night minimum stay
$185
$1,250
 
 
High Season
Dec 15 - Apr 30
4 night minimum stay
$255
$1,650
 
 
Mid Season
May 1 - Aug 31
4 night minimum stay
$220
$1,450
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$245
$1,650
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Please wait until you receive email confirmation from us that the dates are actually booked. In the unlikely event that we are not able to respond within 24 hours of submission, this system will show that you are booked, but we will personally respond as well to confirm that. Please do not book your flights until you get this personal confirmation. Cheers! Scott and Lori

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Amenities

Amenities

Coral Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Music Library
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • hiking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • sailing
Notes:
hot tub, gas range, UV water filtration system, i-Pod speaker dock, linens and towels provided, beach towels provided, parking on property, outdoor shower on deck
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