Destination guide

Laid-back living in Estate Emmaus

Dominated by the Virgin Islands National Park, Saint John is the smallest and most unspoiled of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Nestled on the island's southeastern side, Estate Emmaus is a quiet community that sits within sight of the impossibly-blue waters of Coral Bay Harbor. Far from the hustle and bustle of Cruz Bay, the island's main town, Estate Emmaus vacation rentals serve up the perfect base for travelers who prefer to stay off the beaten track. Life here goes by at a laid-back pace, with an array of relaxed outdoor activities and quaint waterfront dining spots quite literally on the doorstep.

Things to do

Natural wonders galore in Estate Emmaus

By far the most-lauded attraction on Saint John is the Virgin Islands National Park. Home to a herd of around 300 wild donkeys, the park occupies more than half the island. Hiking through its lush surroundings is a popular pastime, though it's also worth hiring a jeep to venture a little further afield. Discover early Carib relics and the ruins of several 18th-century sugar plantations, including the landmark Annaberg Plantation. Be sure to look out for the remains of America Hill Estate House, thought to be the base for rum-runners in the days of prohibition.


Waterfront fun in Estate Emmaus

With regular charters heading out of Coral Bay Harbor, water babies are in their element in Estate Emmaus. Standard packages might see you cruise around the crystal-clear waters of the bay for a little while, before heading out to Salt Pond Bay Beach, a protected cove with a glorious white-sand beach and some of the best swimming on the island. Most cruises are of the family-friendly variety, though couples can add a dash of romance to their stay in an Estate Emmaus vacation rental by opting for a private sunset cruise, complete with a glass of Champagne and stunning views.


Winter sun in idyllic Estate Emmaus

Near-perfect temperatures bless Saint John for much of the year, with averages coming in somewhere between the low 70s and high 80s, regardless of the season. That said, many travelers are keen to avoid the threat of hurricanes, opting instead to enjoy their Estate Emmaus vacation during the winter months of December through March. This peak winter season offers plenty of sun, the least rain and refreshingly-cool waters. Be aware, though, that demand for Estate Emmaus vacation rentals is high at this time of year, so it pays to secure your favorite spot well in advance.

Natural features

Picture-perfect landscapes in Estate Emmaus

The wonderfully-diverse landscape of Saint John holds many natural delights, but some spots shouldn't be missed. A drive to Little Lameshur Bay on the island's south shore, just 20 minutes from Estate Emmaus, offers the chance to enjoy some of the area's best snorkeling, especially along the rocky outcrop on the left of the bay. Expect to see parrotfish, angelfish and even the odd barracuda. If you prefer amenities close at hand, you might head to the beach at Trunk Bay, in the island's northwest, where a small entrance fee guarantees the perfect spot to sit and watch the world go by.

Where to stay around Estate Emmaus?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,375 vacation rentals near Estate Emmaus. From 123 Houses to 499 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Estate Emmaus for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Estate Emmaus?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Estate Emmaus:

  • Seagrape Hill: 88 vacation rentals
  • Contant & Contant Farms: 467 vacation rentals
  • Upper Carolina: 148 vacation rentals
  • Peterborg: 84 vacation rentals
  • Red Hook: 409 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Estate Emmaus?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Estate Emmaus. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Virgin Islands National Park: 1,984 vacation rentals
  • Secret Harbour Beach: 1,984 vacation rentals
  • Gibney Beach: 1,985 vacation rentals
  • The Baths: 231 vacation rentals
  • Cane Garden Bay Beach: 233 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Estate Emmaus listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Estate Emmaus?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 123 Houses in Estate Emmaus. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Estate Emmaus include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 499 rentals available
  • Villas: 517 rentals available
  • Cabins: 51 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Estate Emmaus?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,102 vacation rentals with pool available in Estate Emmaus. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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