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"Suite Papaya" and/or "A Place in the Sun"

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

1 or 2 bedrooms, 1 or 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 2-4

This Villa consists of the owners apartment on the upper level. On the middle level we have two beautifully renovated independent studio suites, "A Place in the Sun" and "Suite Papaya". Each may be rented individually, or you may rent them together as a Double Suite, each with independent kitchenettes, studio bedrooms, bathrooms and sitting areas. Shared amenities include large covered and uncovered decks, outdoor grill, beautiful pool deck and a garden hot tub. These two studio suites units may be rented together to accommodate additional guests. Perfect for two couples traveling together.

In the Spa please relax and enjoy the view. The Jacuzzi, situated among our beautiful tropical gardens faces your view for pure relaxation in paradise. The panoramic view is breathtakingly beautiful! You will see sunrise and moonrise.

Situated on the breezy mountain top of Upper Carolina, private home with pool and spa has panoramic views looking down onto Coral Bay Harbor and The British Virgin Islands. This very private home is situated on a large piece of land in a tropical island setting. The over-sized deck off each unit of this home provides ample space for star gazing and day dreaming. Barbecue a scrumptious meal on the large deck space and marvel at the expansive ocean views.

This casual interior of this Caribbean cottage is painted with bright island colors and is furnished with comfortable wicker and rattan seating.

On the lower level, the pool with a beautiful travitine tiled deck is surrounded by papaya, banana, coconut, citrus trees, herbs and fragrant tropical plants. The owners are avid gardeners which is evident by the mature manicured gardens.

Papaya Moon is just a quick 15 minute ride to the National Park beaches and just under a ten minute drive to Coral Bay and twenty minutes from Cruz Bay.

More Details

Property Manager
Ron Yackel
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2017

Amenities

Upper Carolina Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • Beach
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - outdoor shower
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
Notes:
Pool, jacuzzi, beach & bath towels, beach chairs / umbrella / cooler.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

"Suite Papaya" and/or "A Place in the Sun"
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
5

A place like no other!

  • 5 of 5

Patrick and I arrived at Papaya moon early afternoon and was so impressed with the beautiful villa. Ron and Sue met us and we immediately knew they would be the perfect hosts! They had us come in to their upstairs part of the villa. Beautiful! When we entered our part downstairs we were thrilled at how beautiful and clean it was. The view overlooked the most exceptional parts of the island and bays. From then on we knew it was going to be a fabulous vacation and it was! We were supplied with chairs, beach towels, cooler and anything you might need while their on vacation! The villa was just as described only better. We would recommend staying at this gorgeous villa. We look forward to coming back next year!

Susan and Patrick

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Patrick and Susan, for choosing A Place in the Sun and for taking the time to write a review. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your accommodations and the amenities. We strive to provide a comfortable and unique island experience and are delighted to know we exceeded your expectations. Yes, the views from your deck, especially sun and moon rise (you were blessed to have the full moon) and rainbows are truly special.  We appreciate your gracious compliments of our hospitality, decor and the gardens. We, (including Thelma) look forward to your return. Sue, Ron, and Thelma
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5

Private, beautiful, and gorgeous views.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Suite Papya and enjoyed the view and the privacy. It was amazing how little you would hear of average every day noise, but the noises you did hear were so pleasant. The sounds of the trees, the wind, the birds, the ocean breeze we felt were things we do not experience in Chicago EVER!

The amenities were amazing as the privacy of the pool was great. We loved the deck that surrounds the entire place and woke up in the mornings to beautiful sunrises. It is secluded from the busy downtown, but close enough to make the trip.

My favorite part of our stay was the amazing beaches, the multiple cool restaurants and bars, but returning to our little private villa. It was so nice to shower, sit on the balcony, and enjoy the stars. We will definitely return to Papaya Moon. There were no flaws and enjoyed all of the sea life, the wild donkeys, and the drinks on the deck!!! Everyone should get to experience this once in their life. Thank you to Sue and Ron for being such gracious hosts!!!!

Carrie, Tim, and Mackenzie Bacha

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Island Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Ron and Sue are such warm and affable hosts, they alone are reason to come to Papaya Suite or Place in the Sun, but they have beautiful suites with beautiful views that certainly are a draw as well. They've thought of everything their guests might need from snacks for the beach, to beach towels to well equipped kitchens. And, they've thought of what just makes for a pleasant stay-- flowers in the window, hummingbird feeder to be viewed from the bed of the Papaya Suite. Their home and gardens are beautiful; we felt honored to share them.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Edd, for choosing Suite Papaya and for taking the time to write a review. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your accommodations and the amenities especially, the hummingbird feeders and flowers. We strive to provide a comfortable and unique island experience and are delighted to know we exceeded your expectations. We loved hearing from you that you enjoyed our hospitality and appreciated the beauty of our views and gardens. You certainly chose the perfect time (Full Moon) to be our guests at Suite Papaya as moon rise from your deck is truly special. We look forward to your return.
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5

Hospitable hosts, charming apt magnificent views!

  • 5 of 5

Ron and Sue are such warm and affable hosts, they alone are reason to come, but they have beautiful suites with beautiful views that certainly are a draw as well. They've thought of everything their guests might need from snacks for the beach, to beach towels to well equipped kitchens. And, they've thought of what just makes for a pleasant stay-- flowers in the window, hummingbird feeder to be viewed from the bed of the Papaya Suite. Their home and gardens are beautiful; we felt honored to share it.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Cheryl, for choosing Suite Papaya and for taking the time to write a review. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your accommodations and the amenities especially, the hummingbird feeders and flowers. We strive to provide a comfortable and unique island experience and are delighted to know we exceeded your expectations. We loved hearing from you that you enjoyed our hospitality and appreciated the beauty of our views and gardens. You certainly chose the perfect time (Full Moon) to be our guests at Suite Papaya as moon rise from your deck is truly special. We look forward to your return.
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5

Beautiful view, great base for exploring St John

  • 5 of 5

I came for a week to work remotely and explore St John. Ron and Sue are the best hosts. They made me feel welcome from the minute we met. The place is even better than it looks in the photos. The views were stunning. I especially loved sitting in the hot tub after dark looking at the stars. The restaurants in Coral Bay are good and relatively easy to get to. It's not hard to get anywhere on the island really. This place makes a great home base for exploring St John. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Jake, Thank you for choosing Suite Papaya and for taking the time to write a review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your accommodations, as well as taking advantage of our Hot Tub. We strive to provide a truly unique experience, and we are thrilled that we were able to exceed your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Sincerely, Sue & Ron Owners"
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5

Stunning views! A perfect family getaway.

  • 5 of 5

We were amazed by the views, which just cannot be captured on film. Truly stunning. Our family of three enjoyed the secluded, private location and loved being surrounded by nature in this lush, tropical paradise. It was exactly the vacation spot we wanted. Our three-year-old had lots of room to play on the decks and found playmates in the lizards, hermit crabs, and caterpillars. We were also visited early one morning by the braying donkeys! The home had everything we needed and we were glad to find coolers, beach chairs, and beach towels. It was also a comfort to find basic kitchen needs and useful things in the pantry. We used the fan at night and didn't miss air conditioning. And it was mid-August. How refreshing it was to be lulled to sleep by the sounds of nature rather than by the hum of an air conditioning unit. Papaya Moon is well situated nearby the little village of Coral Bay and is only a short drive from several beaches. We snorkeled everyday, renting fins from Crabby's. Salt Pond Bay, Maho, Haulover, Trunk, Cinnamon, Waterlemon, Hawksnest...we did it all! It was a dream come true to drive down from the mountaintop to a different gorgeous beach each day. The pool was refreshing and the hot tub was the perfect spot for late night star gazing. Although a few restaurants were closed for the season, we still enjoyed meals at Skinny Legs, Aqua Bistro, and the Donkey Diner. Brunch at Rhumb Lines in Cruz Bay on our last day was the perfect ending to a fabulous week. Don't miss the hike out to Ram's Head or the tranquility of Salt Pond Bay. Our hike and swim out to Waterlemon Cay was strenuous, but rewarded by a fantastic snorkel experience. It was the trip of a lifetime! Thanks for sharing your home with us!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Upper Carolina Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter
Feb 26 2017 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$275
$1,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $0
Tax Rate 12.5%

$1900-$3400/week
Winter (December 15 - April 30 '17):
$2400/week 1 - 2 guests * one unit
$2800/week 3 - 4 guests * both units

Summer (May 1 - December 14 '16):
$1900/week 1 - 2 guests * one unit
$2300/week 3 - 4 guests * both units

Thanksgiving '16:
$2000/week 1 - 2 guests * one unit
$2400/week 3 - 4 guests * both units

Christmas/New Years & Presidents Week (February 18 - 25 '17):
$2800/week 1 - 2 guests * one unit
$3400/week 3 - 4 guests * both units

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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