About the property
- House1500 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 - 7 nights
Affordable St John vacation rental with pool for couples or small families
Starlit Escape is an immaculate 1 bedroom 1 bath rental villa with a pool nestled in a private, forested valley on St. John's unspoiled east side. Surrounded by tropical gardens, fruit trees and wildlife, this villa offers the full Island experience. Conveniently located to all that is St John; the palm guarded white sand beaches, the Virgin Islands National Park, the many restaurants and bars, sailing, hiking, shopping and just plain relaxing await. Family owned and managed, the aptly named Starlit Escape is known for its seclusion, peacefulness and natural beauty. No detail has been left out and the owners are always accessible for any need. Air conditioned bedroom, private pool, washer and dryer, WIFI, covered decks, full kitchen, free calls to the USA, cable TV with Showtime. All amenities are included or will be provided upon request. Starlit Escape accommodates up to 4 guests, making it ideal for couples getaways, or families with small children.
On-site owner's family ensure every detail is perfect for your stay.
About St John, The US Virgin Island's Best: The still-pristine island of St. John is the smallest of the three U.S. Virgin Islands and lies just 3 miles east of St. Thomas and a mile from the nearest of the British Virgin Islands. Nearly two-thirds of the island is national park, with forests and nature trails for your enjoyment. Nature lovers will be amazed by St. John's ecological diversity, from cactus-laden desert bluffs to lush tropical forests singing with tree frogs and painted by orchids.
The true treasure of St. John is its beaches, white with soft, sugary sand and edged by coconut palms, gentle waters, and pristine coral reefs. World-famous Trunk Bay is here, as are spectacular Hawksnest Bay and Cinnamon Bay. Part of the national park land is underwater and home to amazing coral reefs, plant life, tropical fish and turtles.
Beyond the spectacular natural beauty, St. John is a colorful and artistic community filled with unique shops, boutiques and vendors. The shelves are filled with local artwork and distinctive jewelry as well as exotic imports. All of the restaurants are locally owned, each serving up tantalizing flavors and atmosphere for even the most discerning palate. Local seafood such as mahi mahi, Caribbean lobster, conch, wahoo, yellowtail snapper and tuna are always fresh and available.
Getting out on the water is a must for every Virgin Island vacation. Sailing, fishing, scuba diving and powerboat charters are widely available, as well as sea kayak and dinghy rentals. Our favorite is sailing. The fresh tradewinds, calm seas and protected anchorages make the Virgin Islands one of the top sailing destinations in the world. Hundreds of nearby islands await your exploration, all just a short boat ride away. Some of the best snorkeling and diving spots are only accessible by boat.
Many visitors will be captivated by the fascinating history of St. John and the Caribbean. From the Taino, Arawak and Carib Indians, to the days of piracy, to the Danish sugar plantations, St. John has amazing stories of slavery and freedom, rebellion and discovery. Many remnants of those days have been preserved here. Upon your exploration you will find Danish sugar mill ruins, archaeological digs, and petroglyphs from the ancient tribes that first inhabited St. John.
There is so much to do and see on this tiny 27-square-mile mountainous island that many visitors find themselves coming back year after year.
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- May 19, 2018
About Jared Warren
After moving to St John in 1999, I knew I was home. A year and half later, I met Angie while she was on vacation in St John. She moved in and we have been married ever since. Our baby Avalene was born here in 2012. Our home has been a passion for us for years. We have rented to over 300 different parties so far and have made life long friends through it. We endeavor to make sure you are comfortable during your stay and get everything you hope for out of the trip. Please always feel free to reach out to us for any reason during your stay be it for something you need at the home or for our years of island knowledge
Jared Warren purchased this House in 2005
Why Jared Warren chose Estate Carolina
This home is located in a secret valley in Coral Bay; La La Land. Its hard to find for most and many people who have lived on island for years do not even know it exists. After winding in on the road, when you come up to the house you will understand this oasis in the jungle. The landscaped grounds, and natural surroundings are magical and the home is well thought out. From Coral Bay (5 mintues drive) it is easy to access both the North and South Shore beaches as well as the East End and all of the hiking trails between. This is truly a central location on St John. Because we are owner/operators we have been able to keep our prices down and our service level up for years as many of our repeat guests will tell you.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
This is the ideal place to get away from it all. We stayed five days and loved it. Very large, airy, and comfortable. Huge shaded porch with two hammocks, lovely pool, beautiful natural setting. Jared, Angie and Avalene (and her tortoise Lilac) were perfect hosts. Highest recommendation.
Thanks so much for the kind words. We hope to have you back soon
Jared, Angie, Avalene and Lilac
Starlight Escape Recovered Well
My husband and I went to St. John to enjoy the beaches and warm weather and also to see how the recovery is coming from the hurricanes. I won't lie, the damage done is devastating, especially the further east you go on the island. I will say that the people are working very hard to clean it up. Every day there were people out cutting weeds and removing debris from the roads and linemen working on power lines. I could even see changes by the end of the week in the area where we stayed at Coral Bay.
The villa itself was great and all that the two of us needed. Jared was very helpful in giving us tips on where to eat, shop, and rent a jeep. Believe me you do need a Jeep! That would be the only thing holding me back from a 5 star -- the last part of the trek is rough but it's just part of the island.
Also during the time we were there there was no cable or internet so that really forced us to unplug from the outside world which is not all bad!
Glad we went and hopefully can go back again to see what I am sure will be even more progress on this island.
We are glad you had a great trip! We are located off the beaten path. We describe the road as bumpy, but never steep, dangerous or scary as many roads(even paved) on St John can be. As for the internet, we were lucky enough that we got the internet restored at the house on Feb 15, 2018 so things are good with that - YAY
Great spot for the Coral Bay Area!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Starlit Escape. The name is perfect. It's detached but close enough to access all the great spots on St. John.
Thank you! We are so happy that you caught the vibe and were able to slow down and escape. Hope to see you again!
Great property for a romantic getaway.
We had a great time at this property. Everything was clean, well kept, and well maintained. The house had everything we needed for our stay. It was conveniently located in Coral Bay which allowed for easy exploration of the island. The location of the house, also gave it a more secluded and quiet escape from the busy Cruz Bay location. Jared and Angie were truly hospitable. We mentioned we loved the idea of picking a mango right off the tree and eating it, and a few minutes later Jared and his lovely daughter came over with a mango offering from their own mango tree! There was another mango waiting for us the next day by the door when we came back from a long day at the beach! We look forward to our next stay.
Your mangoes will be awaiting your return! Thank you for the kind words. The island is ready for new adventures with sights and views never seen before. Hope to see you soon.
Perfect get away spot for the two of us. Highly recommend it and plan to return.
Great spot for quiet retreat in private setting. Surrounded by thick hillside jungle full of great animal and bird sounds (protected by perimeter fencing), this home is beautifuly appointed and well equipped. It is only minutes down a fairly rough gravel roadway to the Coral Bay village. Our hosts were very accommodating and helpful (they live on the floor above) but gave us plenty of privacy.
We loved having you and hope to see you again. The bananaquit birds have been very busy building all their nests around the property and the butterflies have been beautiful!
Awesome stay in Coral Bay
We had such a lovely time on the Coral Bay side of the island and Starlit Escape was the perfect little home for the week. We really enjoyed the laid back feel and it had all the amenities we needed. We're dreading going back to the hustle and bustle of home. Thanks for an awesome villa Jared and Angie!
Thank you for being awesome guests! Anytime you need to decompress and check back in for some well deserved relaxation and rejuvenation we are here!
Starlit Escape is located in a lush surrounding, just under one mile from the coast. On site, tropical gardens throughout the estate accent the expansive covered verandas and pool deck. Perfect for birdwatching by day and stargazing at night. From the villa you can access the Virgin Islands National Park. Nearby White sand beaches, hiking and water sports such as sailing, snorkeling, diving and just plain laying on the beach. Coral Bay is just under one mile away, with many shops, restaurants, bars and access to an array of adventurous activities.
The still-pristine island of St. John is the smallest of the three U.S. Virgin Islands and lies just 3 miles east of St. Thomas and a mile from the nearest of the British Virgin Islands. Nearly two-thirds of the island is national park, with forests and nature trails for your enjoyment. Nature lovers will be amazed by St. John's ecological diversity. Starlit Escape is located remotely, 3/4 of a mile in on a mostly flat dirt road.
Other Activities: Beaches, hiking, shopping, dining,
Golf: Golf is available in St Thomas, a 15 minute boat ride away. Mahogany Run Golf Club is a premier Caribbean course, with it's signature holes towering on sea cliffs above the crashing aqua waves. We will gladly help you make arrangements for a day of golf.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Holiday rates apply for stays including Christmas, New Years and Presidents Weeks. The holiday rate is $1800 for the week plus additional guest charges and applicable taxes