Villa, 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)
Why Kathy Lewand chose Upper Carolina
We had sailed in the Virgin Islands for 15 years with our 4 children and came to love St. John. When our children started having children of their own, we decided it was time to get land based and built a home that would be comfortable for all of us. Now we have 11 grandchildren who all come to visit us in St. John and have learned to love it here as much as we do.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
For all the reasons stated above, this rental is amazing.
We loved our stay here and the home had everything we wanted/needed down to tupperware and chip clips! Thank you!
Great villa for families needing a bit of privacy!
I've been coming to STJ for two decades now. This villa by far has the best layout for families. All the bedrooms are the same and equipped with an en suite. The main room had everything a family would need for a great week on the island. If you are coming for the first time, ask if the property manager can meet you at the ferry dock. Also, take note of the bedsheets, they are amazing!
Perfect for our Family!
We loved everything about Great Turtle Villa! The views were beyond gorgeous and could be enjoyed from each bedroom and on the spacious porch outside the common living area. We loved the refreshing pool after a fun day of enjoying the beautiful St. John beaches and snorkeling. Our family group consisted of two couples, one single, and one pre-teenager, all of whom had their own bedroom/bath suite- a perfect arrangement. From the modern, fully equipped kitchen, to the plush furnishings, to the beautiful island landscaping, Great Turtle exceeded our expectations. The management staff at Antares was extremely helpful and friendly, and we loved the goodies waiting for us on arrival. While on island, we enjoyed a boat charter with Salty Daze Charters, which included a fun trip to Lime Out for tacos and drinks. Of course our trip included food and drink at Skinny Legs, Pizza in Paradise, Maho Crossings, High Tide, Margarita Phil's, Irie Pops, and more. We were last here 6 weeks before Irmaria, and we were so excited to see how wonderful the island looks after the hurricanes! We miss St. John already and look forward to staying at Great Turtle again! Thank you for an amazing vacation.
Our family of 4 enjoyed our stay at this beautiful villa! The view is stunning, and the expansive upper and lower decks provided great seating and a dining area. The surrounding vegetation is beautiful and lush. Our adult children enjoyed the privacy of their own bedroom/bathroom. The pool is the perfect size, and we enjoyed the floats. The villa was clean, and nicely appointed with everything we needed for our stay. We did use the air conditioners in our bedrooms at night, but the constant, cool breeze made the main living areas and deck comfortable at any time of day.
Roseanne at Antares and the owner were easily accessible for help while on the island and to answer questions before the trip. I highly recommend Great Turtle.
Beautiful on the inside and out!
We loved our visit!! The property was perfect for our family of 7 to spread out for sleeping and also gather together in the common areas inside and out. The house was extremely clean and beautifully furnished. The house has beautiful views from every room and also the outdoor areas. Very quick access to the north shore beaches also makes this a perfect location. We previously stayed closer to Cruz Bay and worried about grocery availability on the Coral Bay side of the island. We found everything we needed conveniently in Coral Bay at the grocery stores. The owners have thought of everything. Definitely recommend and would stay here again in the future.
Great Turtle Villa is centrally located in the Upper Carolina area of Coral Bay on the 'backside' of St. John. This peaceful mountainside retreat basks in tropical breezes all day long and the paved roads make the climb easy. Coral Bay is considered the quiet, more funky side of St. John. It is close to the spectacular National Park Beaches - an easy 5 minutes from the house - as are some of the best hiking trails in the Park. Coral Bay is home to the famous Skinny Legs Bar, a must-see in the Caribbean. There are several other wonderful restaurants nearby. Cruz Bay, the main town, is just 20 minutes away.
Other Activities: kayaking, hiking, shopping, beachcombing