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Bedrooms 2
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WATERFRONT! GREAT VIEWS, GREAT HOUSE, GREAT SNORKELING!

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House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

La Dolce Vita is a charming, 2 bedroom, 3 bath St. John Waterfront rental located just south of the peaceful town of Coral Bay. Surrounded by 376 ft of pristine shoreline and breathtaking views of the Caribbean, La Dolce Vita sits on an acre of lush tropical landscaping waiting for you to explore . Native stone retaining walls and stairs lead you to a sunbathing deck and the waters edge, inviting a refreshing swim or snorkel. An exceptional spot to begin or end the day in peaceful meditation.

The U shaped, paved driveway makes for easy in and out access as well as ample parking for several cars.

Custom mahogany cabinets, Corian countertops and Italian tile floors bring warmth and elegance along with easy maintenance. The house is tastefully and comfortably furnished and the ocean breeze flows freely through every room. Though not really necessary, the bedrooms are air conditioned. Most of the time, guests find their favorite spot in the hammock or in one of the over sized chairs on the terrace. A perfect place to relax and enjoy as the balconies have a unique railing system that allows for unobstructed water views and the feeling of being on a cruise ship instead of on land.

There are actually 2 incredibly well equipped kitchens. One of the bedrooms is also a separate studio, allowing for greater versatility and privacy. It has a separate driveway entrance and stone stairway leading to the lower garden and water. The studio comes with the house when you rent it ... no other guests on the property to worry about.

La Dolce Vita is a privately owned and managed home. The owners have lived on St. John since 2000 and are ready to assist you in anyway they can to assure you have a great vacation. 'Captain' Fernando is your on-island host and will thrill you with his enthusiasm and dedication to the St. John lifestyle. Be sure to ask about 'Fernando's Republic', which is a 30' Hunter, for a memorable day on the water snorkeling around St. John or a trip to the BVI's.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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We were both born in the mountains. One is from Colorado and the other from Northern Italy. La Dolce Vita was created out of the labors of love. We hope you will enjoy our home and property as much as we do.

The Owner purchased this house in 2000

I think it was really the people that made us choose to move to St. John. Great community spirit. People always say that they want to 'retire' and move to an island. (We moved but we didn't retire!!!)

Having a house on the water in St. John is an incredible luxury. Sometimes the water is so clear and still we feel we're looking into an aquarium instead of the ocean. Having an acre of waterfront land is great because you don't feel any neighbors and the gardens are beautifully landscaped so one can really walk around and enjoy the property.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
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Property Reviews

Waterfront! Great Views, Great House, Great Snorkeling!
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
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Waterfront! Great Views, Great House, Great Snorkeling!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p197174vbi
(305) 606-1197 (Florida, USA)
Coral Bay St John
Kinnelon, NJ USA
5

NICE!! Fantastic Waterfront Location Beautiful Home and Grounds

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 11, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
This was our fourth time staying on St John and our third rental and some might say the third one IS the charm. La Dolce Vita is now number one, correction, the only one on our list for future visits to St John! The waterfront view of Coral Bay is spectacular, the location is very private, the Coral Bay shops and eateries are low key and close by, props to "Pickles in Paradise" for a phenomenal spicy pulled pork! Back at La Dolce Vita walk the native stone footpath down to the oceanside deck to sit waterside and if you're up for a slightly adventurous entry into the water you will be rewarded with opportunities to spot porcupine fish, corals, sponges, lobster rays and conch. Afterwards a refreshing outdoor shower and maybe a relaxing sit in the hot tub. La Dolce Vitas' owners have paid attention to every detail, the kitchen is first rate and well supported, the living area has three eight foot sliding doors and overlooks the water it is surrounded by a wraparound covered deck, a wonderful place to sit and relax while watching the weather change or the sailing ships which come and go from Coral Bay. The middle level consists of two bedrooms (one of which is a nicely appointed studio complete with a smaller kitchen and full bath) and another fantastic wraparound covered deck. You will be lulled to sleep by the trade winds and ocean sounds and if it gets too hot in the bedroom windows can be shut and the air conditioning can be put to use. There are native stone walks which inter-connect the living space, an outdoor shower (yes there are also three additional indoor shower/baths) an open sun deck complete with wonderful reclining deck chairs, outdoor table, hot tub and also waterfront deck. It was so nice to take trips to all the wonderful cays, beaches and into town (Cruz Bay) all the while knowing that La Dolce Vita was our home base. La Dolce Vita does truly feel like home thanks to the efforts of its owners Dorothy and Fernando and by this I mean the obvious Love and attention to detail they've put into La Dolce Vita to truly make it your home away from home.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Waterfront! Great Views, Great House, Great Snorkeling!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p197174vbi
(305) 606-1197 (Florida, USA)
Coral Bay St John
Long Island NY
5

Clean, gorgeous views, spectacular decks, private

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
My husband and I rented this villa for our 25th anniversary; we stayed for a week. The villa had multiple decks; several shaded, and several exposed to the sun. There was a spotlessly clean hot tub; perfect for late-night stargazing. There were 2 gas grills, and since the view of the water was spectacular, we grilled dinner and enjoyed our evening on the deck several times rather than going out every night. The tradewinds were very pleasant but we did use the excellent air conditioning in the bedroom at night. The villa was spotlessly clean and had an excellent washer/dryer among the amenities. It was unusually well stocked with kitchen items and beach supplies (umbrella, chairs, coolers, beach towels). The outdoor shower was great after the beach. Fernando, the owner, was very friendly and helpful, and had many excellent recommendations for restaurants, snorkel spots etc. We did not attempt to swim in front of the villa (it looked to have strong currents and the entry spot had numerous sea urchins right there) but there were excellent beaches nearby. The property had numerous spectacular plantings and there were iguanas, lizards, geckos, Bananaquits, and hummingbirds throughout the gardens. Several donkeys wandered in one afternoon.
Some St. John suggestions; stop and buy groceries in Cruz Bay before you attempt the drive over to Coral Bay. It's not far by mileage, but the road is very twisty with numerous switchbacks; there are very limited groceries available at the other side of the island. Go to the Marketplace in Cruz Bay and shop at Starfish Market for food; there is also an excellent drug store (Chelsea Drug Store) in the same complex. If you like snorkeling, this is the island for you. If you've never snorkeled, this is the place to start. In Coral Bay, there is excellent snorkeling at Salt Pond Bay. On the North Side, Caneel Bay has spectacular snorkeling right at their main beach; go all the way to the right (looking out at the water) and snorkel by the rocks there. Caneel officially charges $20 for parking, but if you eat/shop there they will validate your parking. Trunk Bay is touristy (Mon-Wed cruise ship traffic) but the snorkeling is excellent. By the villa, eat at Shipwreck Landing; highly recommend citrus grilled Mahi-Mahi.
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 5/5
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Waterfront! Great Views, Great House, Great Snorkeling!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p197174vbi
(305) 606-1197 (Florida, USA)
Coral Bay St John
St. Petersburg, FL
5

The Perfect Honeymoon!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
My husband and I spent our honeymoon at La Dolce Vita and it could not have been more wonderful! The apartment sparkled, the view stunned and the soft crash of waves lulled us to sleep each night. You are right on the water and a beautiful breeze kept it cool enough that, with the fan running, we didn't even need to use the A/C. The Dorothy and Fernando were never intrusive, but accessible if you needed anything -- fantastic hosts, and I wish we'd had the chance to cruise around on Fernando's boat, I bet it would have been a blast! The location is great, close to Coral Bay and it's fabulous restaurants (Sweet Plantains and Sylvia's Clean Plates/Sputnik II were highlights) but just a 10-15 minute drive to Salt Pond Bay and some beautiful hikes. As a bonus, there is a hot tub that's great for stargazing and relaxing. Can't wait to go back -- I already miss reading on the deck in the warm sunshine!
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: The beautiful thing about this island is there is always something more to see or do when you return. So now you have something else to look forward to... a cruise on "Fernando's Republic".
business
Waterfront! Great Views, Great House, Great Snorkeling!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p197174vbi
(305) 606-1197 (Florida, USA)
Coral Bay St John
Nashville, TN
5

Great Holiday at La Dolce Vita!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
I want you to know that we truly enjoyed our vacation on St. John. Your home was wonderful and we appreciate you opening it for us over Christmas. Fernando was a great host and fortunately called us about the St. John Choir singing at the Monrovian Church.

Everything promised in your description was perfect and the new spa was wonderful. The kitchen worked well for our Turkey Christmas Dinner and the convenience of the local businesses was wonderful.

We enjoyed snorkeling and we helped the local marine biologists by finding a Lion Fish right behind your dock.

Thank you for giving us another great stay through VRBO. We hope to be able to come back.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Waterfront! Great Views, Great House, Great Snorkeling!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p197174vbi
(305) 606-1197 (Florida, USA)
Coral Bay St John
Kankakee, Il USA
5

ISLAND TIME!!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
The House was Immaculate & had everything we needed !! A quick Jaunt down the road either way took you to an awesome market !! Fernando was a great host on his boat & Dorothy was soo helpful with directions & information since this was our first visit to this amazing place. The photos really do not do justice to this amazing property...the photos we took right off the sun deck that are Island Magazine worthy!!

I recently read in my Sierra Club magazine that Lameshur beach is one of their desitnations , this beach is just a jaunt away form the home, certainly rivaling Trunk Bay without the hype & crowds.


I actually saw a cuttlefish change color right here at the small dock, talk about a National Geographic moment! The snorkeling around the home is exceptional.

This end of the island is quiet , but if you want nightlife it's just a 5 min drive to Island Blues , Skinny Legs , Shipwreck Inn & Miss Lucy's.
Not only do they hae great Painkillers, but all three places serve lunch & dinner as well.

My favorite activity was lying in the hammock listening to the sounds of the bay!!!
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2

Map

Nearest Ferry
9 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Salt Pond
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Shipwreck Landing
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Shipwreck Landing
Car: recommended

About a mile south of Coral Bay off of Rte 107. Just a few minutes to the National Park Beaches, Restaurants and Shopping.

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Availability & Rates

Coral Bay House Rental Rates

Notes

  • $2400-$3100/wk
  • US Dollars
  • May 05 -Nov ... $2400/wk(2pers) $2600 (3-4 per)
  • Dec 2012 $3000 2-4 pers Thanksgiving week 2012 .. $3100/week (2-4 pers)
  • Christmas/New Years 2012 .. $3500/week (2pers) $3700/wk 3-4per
  • Jan 02-May 5, 2012 .. $3100/week (2 pers) .. 3300/wk 3-4 pers
  • surcharge for less than a week...4 night minimum required
  • 50% deposit to reserve plus a $300 damage deposit
  • No refunds for cancellations less than 30 days before arrival.
  • All cancellation will incur a 20% handling fee.

Amenities

Coral Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Waterfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Internet
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave ...
  • Catering Available
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , sofa bed in great room suitable for families with kids
  • Bedrooms each have Queen size Beds, Great room has a sofa that is convertible to a queen bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Video Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Games
  • Books
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • duty free shops
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • bay/sound
  • reefs
  • churches
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • beachcombing
  • miniature golf
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
  • shopping
  • horseshoes
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • mountain climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • water skiing
  • cycling
  • wind-surfing
  • basketball court
  • mountain biking
  • fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • kayaking
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • hiking
  • snorkeling
Notes:
Boat charter, restaurants, gas station, water sports rentals and grocery stores, just 5 minutes away. National Park Beaches only 10 minutes away.

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