check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar

Jared Warren

Member since: 2006
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Perfect Affordable Getaway for Small Families and Couples, Private Pool and AC

18 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Pay with confidence

When you book through the HomeAway checkout, your booking is backed by our Book with Confidence Guarantee™ offering comprehensive payment protection.

Learn more

Overview

Upper Carolina House Rental Photos and Description

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, covered decks, full kitchen. 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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Jared Warren (Property Manager)
Member since: 2006
Call Manager
Speaks: english

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 Coral Bay

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.

Reviews

4.9
based on 18 traveler reviews

Perfect Affordable Getaway for Small Families and Couples, Private Pool and AC
average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews
5

Great Christmas Getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

Jared and Angie were great hosts. The suite was much larger than expected, it was well appointed, clean very nice and cozy. They had a "Island Christmas Tree" waiting for us and made us feel at home. There was plenty of room for our family of four. The pool and decks were very nice. It was a so relaxing to go away for Christmas and just enjoy time together and Jared and Angie's home was a perfect place to be! It a bit of a trip off the main road but tucked away and private. Well worth the trip!!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
5

Loved Starlit Escape!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed 7 nights at Starlit Escape in mid-January. Jared and Angie are wonderful hosts. Very easy to book and any questions we had were answered quickly. The house had lots of room, was spotlessly clean, and decorated with care - also very quiet and rural, which we enjoyed. The gardens and pool surrounding Starlit Escape were so pretty and felt very private. We enjoyed eating out in Coral Bay and Cruz Bay so didn't do much cooking but the kitchen was equipped with everything you'd need. Starlit Escape is down a dirt road so be prepared for some potholes - didn't bother us in the least. We enjoyed talking with Jared and Angie - they really know the island and appreciate the natural environment of St. John. Next time we travel to St. John we'll definitely stay at Starlit Escape - totally loved our stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Great stay with great hosts!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had been to St John several times and wanted to bring our three boys this time. We wanted a fairly inexpensive place since the most we would be doing there would be sleeping and showering. We found Starlit Escape and fell in love with the pictures. We loved it even more when we got there! Its so cozy and perfect for a small family. The pool was great for cooling off at the end of the evening and even though we ate out each night, there is a grill and full kitchen if you want to save some money on meals. Although there was a guy working on filling in the holes in the dirt road leading to the property, its still pretty rough and you def need a jeep or SUV to get to it. Jared and Angie live upstairs of the property and were great hosts - there when we needed something but other than that, we didnt see them!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
4

Paradise on a budget!

  • 4 of 5

My family (husband, 3 year old, myself) stayed very comfortably at the Starlit Escape. We chose this place for many reasons: the price, the location (we love Coral Bay), the separate bedroom, and the pool. We needed a separate place for our daughter to sleep for naps and bedtime and this place provided a bedroom with a door. Most places in this price range are studios, and a two-bedroom was out of our budget. The pool provided entertainment for the parents for the long hours of sleep that our daughter requires and for our daughter when she woke up. It was well-equipped and clean- having everything we needed, including some toys for our little lady. The wi-fi was well-tested and worked beautifully, even while streaming. The road is tough (though my daughter loved it), but hardly a reason to avoid this place. I have been to many places in the Caribbean, and the roads on St. John are, in general, perfect. The road for the Starlit Escape is much more typical in my experience. You are not at home, you are away! Just relax and enjoy how different it is to be in the Caribbean rather than home! One tip: we had a very long day of travel with a cranky toddler and had the good sense to take Jared's offer to stock the kitchen with provisions. This was money very well spent and it kept us from foraging away from the house after 15 hours of travel. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

This place was BREATHTAKING!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first tropical vacation and we loved it!! The home was clean and tastefully decorated- the pool was incredible and the privacy of the area made this a PERFECT vacation spot! My husband is already talking about coming back - and he is NOT a vacation type!!

Thank you, Jared & Angie, for creating such a wonderful slice of heaven!!

Janet Kroeze

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Starlit Escape Review

  • 5 of 5

We thank hosts Jared and Angie, who share their beautiful piece of Paradise on St. John's Virgin Islands! We had a lot of space on lower level complete with a pool to cool off in. Had all the comforts of home - could not ask for more! We had such a nice relaxing vacation and we are really looking forward to our next vacation and hopefully we can get into this rental again.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
St Thomas
Nearest Barpub
0.75 Miles
Coral Bay
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Cruz BaY
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
St Thomas
Nearest Restaurant
0.75 Miles
Coral Bay
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
Maho Bay, Francis Bay, Salt Pond, Vie's Beach
Car: necessary

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.

Photos

Rates & Availability

Upper Carolina House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2016
May 2 2016 - Nov 12 2016
5 night minimum stay
$200
$1,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2016
Nov 13 2016 - Dec 17 2016
5 night minimum stay
$220
$1,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday 2016/2017
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 7 2017
5 night minimum stay
$260
$1,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
Jan 8 2017 - Feb 17 2017
5 night minimum stay
$220
$1,550
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Presidents Week
Feb 18 2017 - Feb 25 2017
5 night minimum stay
$260
$1,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2017
Feb 26 2017 - May 1 2017
5 night minimum stay
$220
$1,550
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2017
May 2 2017 - Nov 11 2017
5 night minimum stay
$220
$1,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$200
$1,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.5%

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

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Contact Me Send a Message
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)
Unavailable

Amenities

Upper Carolina House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Living Room - 1 queen , High Quality Air Mattress available
  • Bedroom is furnished with soft cotton bedding in tropical pastels. Cribs are available for families with young children. The queen airbed is placed in the living room. We can also provide sheets for the "bed like" but not pull out couch.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Any amenity not listed above can be provided upon request, or may already be there.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:

Partner Offers

You might like these similar properties