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Mike and Chris Jordan

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, spanish

2 BR VILLA/POOL, 10% OFF THIS SUMMER, PRICELESS VIEWS!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

Estate Carolina Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 3-4)

If you are looking for a private getaway, 'Rhumb Runners' is the place for you. We are pleased to be able to offer this very special villa at very affordable rates. With million dollar views, Rhumb Runners is the perfect villa for your special time on St John. Rhumb Runners is designed for open living. The great room has both living and dining areas that have been professionally decorated with custom furnishings and original island art work. The great room offers 180 degree views of St John's Bordeaux Mountain, Coral Bay, the Caribbean Sea and the British Virgin 'Down-Islands'.

Rhumb Runners offers a complete entertainment center, flat screen satellite TV, DVD player, and high speed WIFI. Right off the beamed ceiling great room there is a private pool with stunning views. An outside dining area can be found on the deck outside the great room.

The full sized kitchen, which looks over the pool, is equipped with new microwave oven, new coffee maker, new gas range, and refrigerator. A NEW KITCHEN WITH GRANITE COUNTER TOPS HAS BEEN INSTALLED. The dining area has comfortable seating for up to six people. A covered deck wraps around the the large balcony.

The second floor is home to the air conditioned king-sized suites, each with it's own private bathroom with showers. The second bedroom can be easily converted to 2 twin beds. Both bedrooms have a spacious feel due to high-beamed ceilings and large windows.

Keywords: Villa with ocean views

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Mike and Chris Jordan (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, spanish

About Mike and Chris Jordan

Chris and Mike Jordan left San Francisco in 1991 on their sailboat, Rhumb Runner. After 6 years of sailing along the Pacific Coast of North America, getting married while transiting the Panama Canal,cruising the Western Caribbean, and sailing the Eastern Caribbean chain of islands, they settled on the most beautiful island, St John, where they have made their home. They maintain and care for their home themselves and enjoy sharing the island's culture and beauty with visitors to St John.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(59 traveler reviews)
2 BR VILLA/POOL, 10% OFF THIS SUMMER, PRICELESS VIEWS!
average rating of 4.983051 based on 59 reviews
5

A slice of heaven!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 5th visit to Rhumb Runners. How do you describe paradise? When we arrive I take a deep breath and remind myself how lucky we are to have found this beautiful, perfect, location and house to stay in. Coral Bay overall is a wonderful spot, close to less crowded beaches, convenient food store and great selection of restaurants. The house was lovely the first time we saw it many years ago, but Mike and Cris continue to put in improvements over the years, new kitchen, flat screen TV, original artwork, new chairs, the list goes on. They added some great beach chairs, easy to sling on your back and hike with. We used the grill on the deck and the kitchen to cook some great meals. Of course the views are priceless. I saw another review that mentioned a steep drive up. I've been to several other houses, and this is one of the easiest to get to with this kind of view. My sister was staying in another house about the same height but the view was more hills, less water. In addition to the beautiful views this is a very private location. Loved going to the beaches early, the snorkeling was great, turtles, rays, all kinds of fish, but is was wonderful to relax at the house in the afternoon. Our 23 year old son loved it as well, we were a little worried he would get bored with his parents but we all agreed it was a fabulous trip. Can't wait to go back, I wouldn't dream of staying in another house!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Trip of a lifetime!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I brought our 16 yr. old son, and the 3 of us enjoyed the most lovely week of our lives together at Rhumb Runners. This villa has the best view if Coral Bay one could hope for; sitting on the deck watching the boats in the harbor and looking our towards Tortola was sublime. It is high on a hill with breezes, no bugs, and a huge kitchen for cooking in after a long day of hitting the beach. We would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to get away from it all in paradise.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Place, Wonderful Owners

  • 5 of 5

This home exceeded our expectations. We stayed for first two weeks of February and found the description of the house to be very accurate. Mike and Chris have gone to great lengths to make this a beautiful place. The art work and decor are extremely tasteful. The owners take care to maintain the cottage and it was very clean. The layout of the home is simple but functional and our party of four were very comfortable in this space.

Mike met us at the base of the road and lead us up the hill. He spent about 20 minutes orienting us to the home and island living. The introduction was appreciated and helpful. Some of the earlier reviews make reference to the steepness of the road. One gets used to this quite quickly and its not an issue, but a four wheel drive is very much worth having.

We primarily snorkeled and the location is great for this activity. On any given day you can get to calm water quite easily by use of opposite sides of the island.

Our whole family gives "Rhumb Runners" high marks!

Eric and Kathie Dreier

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Pictures don't do it justice!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this house. This was our first trip to St John and we wanted to be away from the "big city " in Cruz Bay. The Coral Bay location of this house was perfect for us with easy access to north, south, and east side beaches. There is a great grocery store at the bottom of the driveway that could not be more convenient (and it was very well stocked). The house itself was perfect for my husband and me. It is very private and secluded and the pool was a great break from the ocean in the afternoon. The owners were great to work with in the planning process and were very responsive to all of our questions. We would definitely rent here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Meredith, NH USA
5

Our Winter Escape to Rhumb Runners

  • 5 of 5

We (a Medicare eligible but far from immobile couple) returned to our hill farm home in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region late Saturday night, Feb. 28, 2015 from a week at Rhumb Runners to find that the brutal, relentless winter we had escaped was still going strong. That week was a wonderful respite and Rhumb Runners, the Coral Bay area and the east end of St. John were what made it so. Perched high above a busy area next to Coral Bay harbor (up 5 switchbacks on a challenging, but paved, road, which our Jeep Wrangler from Cool Breeze rentals was able to handle when dry without resort to 4-wheel drive, absolutely required when the road was wet or in some other situations encountered), Rhumb Runners was ideal for us. Rhumb Runners is private, bright, clean, roomy, airy (no shortage of wind), with exceptional views of the harbor, east end and the BVI beyond, and a nice, very private pool. Chris and Mike were ideal hosts, took care of small problems (e.g., replacing a new, but non-functioning microwave) and interesting company to be with, although after introducing us to the place, they let us have our space to ourselves. Aside from occasional showers (mostly brief downpours in the middle of the night), the weather was good (much better than NH!!!). We had dinner each night at local restaurants, examples: best conch fritters in 18 years BVI and USVI experience at Miss Lucy’s; great grilled yellow snapper escobiche at Concordia; best seared tuna had anywhere at Aqua Bistro. We enjoyed the local beaches: Salt Pond (a hike downhill, uphill back), Round Bay (called Haulover south, uncrowded and steps from your car) and Vie’s at Hansen Bay in the east end (an uncrowded, sandy beach for which a donation of $2.50 per person was requested and happily provided). We also went to Waterlemon Bay beach (requires a level hike of maybe 2/3rds mile in and out, but what was said to be best snorkeling was too far out for swimmers of our level). Driving by other north shore beaches to the west we found that they mostly lacked sun early in the day and became very crowded later. So, to sum up, we had a great week and very much enjoyed our stay at Rhumb Runners, which we highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brooklyn, NY, USA
5

Perfect Coral Bay Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned home after a wonderful three-week stay. This is the third year we have rented Rhumb Runners and we have already signed up for three weeks next year. We have simply loved all of our stays there. It really does feel like our home away from home. The owners, Chris and Mike, are warm and responsive. They really do want you to have a good time and will do everything they can to be sure that you do. They obviously are doing something right as, like us, many of their guests have stayed there previously. The house is airy, spacious and charming with high ceilings and ceiling fans. It is very attractively decorated as you can see from the pictures. Upon entering it, you feel that you can be relaxed and comfortable there. It has the most exquisite deck view of Coral Bay harbor, the East End, and the mountains as far as Tortola. The views are even more spectacular than the pictures show. You can enjoy them throughout the house and from the deck and pool. On the days we didn't feel like moving, staying at the house, enjoying the views and the pool, made for a great time. The location of the house is perfect to get to all the beaches and restaurants easily. As for beaches, this time we spent most of our time at Maho Bay, Francis Bay and Miss Vie's on the East End. The snorkeling was great. After a beach day, it was delicious to return for a dip in the pool. What better way to end the day sipping something cold on the deck taking in the glorious views. For restaurants, we especially like Miss Lucy's, Aqua Bistro, Shipwreck Landing and, for a special occasion, Zozo's at Caneel Bay. The house is well equipped. We prepared breakfast and lunch (which we brought with us to the beach) at the house. If we were not going out, we prepared salads for dinner from Josephine's organic gardens just up the road. Very delicious. During our three weeks, we loaded up with food twice at Starfish Market in Cruz Bay. Now there is a new Coral Bay Dolphin Market at the foot of Harold's Way (the road up to the house) which, though a bit pricey, has a good selection of foods. Very convenient. We cannot recommend Rhumb Runners enough.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Estate Carolina Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,650
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter (High Season)
Dec 10 2016 - Dec 23 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,650
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Years
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter (High Season)
Jan 8 2017 - Apr 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,650
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer (Low Season)
Apr 30 2017 - Dec 16 2017
5 night minimum stay
$2,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$300
 

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Amenities

Estate Carolina Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) Ability to convert twin beds to a king.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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