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Waterlemon Villa Coral Bay, St.John ~ It's All About the View!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Waterlemon Villa is a private 3BR, 3BA vacation home located on the hillside overlooking Coral Bay, St.John. At 700 feet above sea level, this casually elegant retreat is high enough to capture the breezes of the trade winds and close enough to the harbor to watch the sailboats come and go. The breathtaking 50-mile view up the Sir Francis Drake Channel extends all the way to Spanishtown Harbor on the southern tip of Virgin Gorda. Two queen bedrooms and one twin bedroom accommodate up to six people so it is ideal for three couples or a family, but the privacy of the location and pool make it just as enticing for a honeymoon couple or an anniversary trip! Larger groups can rent the house next door as well and accomodate up to twelve total.

The house is equipped for gourmet cooking with Cuisinart pots and pans, good knives, extensive cooking utensils, a microwave, and, of course, a blender and a margarita set! (This is a vacation home, after all). There is a Weber gas grill and plenty of serving dishes and glasses if you wish to cook. The wrought iron table on the upper screened-in porch is an ideal place to eat and enjoy the view.

There are multiple options for relaxing at the Villa from chaise lounges at the pool, to rocking chairs on the lower level porch, to the wicker set on the upstairs screened-in porch. The comfortable wicker living room set in the great room is a terrific place for watching TV or a movie or just listening to the stereo.

Coral Bay restaurants are five minutes from the house, and the outstanding snorkeling beaches of Salt Pond Bay and Leinster Bay are a scenic 10-15 minute drive. Put the beach chairs and the cooler in the car, grab the towels and spend the day exploring. The natural beauty of St. John awaits you!

Coral Bay and Waterlemon Villa are an easy 20-25 minute drive east from the ferry dock in Cruz Bay. Come and visit, paradise is calling...


Waterlemon Villa welcomes children 8 years and older. The house is not suitable for young children due to the height of the porches and retaining walls. In addition, a steep staircase between the first and second floors may make the house potentially undesirable for people with difficulty navigating stairs. Waterlemon Villa is a no-smoking, no pets property.

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Marc Miller
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Waterlemon Villa is a wonderful place to stay. It is located in Coral Bay and has the most spectacular view. I took several books to read, but just could not get into them because I couldn’t take my eyes off the view long enough to do so. The villa is top notch, very nicely decorated and meticulously maintained. There is a screened in porch on the living/kitchen level that was in constant use during our stay. It was great to be able to sit, relax, enjoy the view and not have to worry about the skeeters. There was also a lower level veranda that was not screened that was equally terrific. The two master bedrooms opened to this veranda which also had access to the pool. Excellent seating on both levels and at the pool (which had plenty of loungers and a dining set). The screened porch also had a dining table and we ate all of our meals there. Enjoyed the outside shower attached to the master bedroom. Once again, gorgeous view. The second bedroom was a duplicate of the master. There is a third bedroom with twins on the upper level. With the exception of the third bedroom and bath, there are incredible views from every room in the house. The owner was a pleasure to deal with, as was the on island manager. I highly recommend this villa, but beware, it is very difficult to have to leave when the time comes!Taylor --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Dec 2009
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Estate Carolina House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2) Can be converted to a king bed.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Raft
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
gas grill,iron & ironing board, hair dryers, beach towels & chairs, cooler, ceiling fans in all rooms


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

Waterlemon Villa Coral Bay, St.John ~ It's All About the View!
average rating of 4.9310346 based on 33 reviews
Rainbow City, AL

27th Anniversary trip-July 2009

  • 5 of 5

Our trip to Waterlemon Villa was also our first trip to St. John so we did not know what to expect. We were VERY worried that the lack of AC would be a problem in July. Many people on the forums discouraged us from renting one without air based on our concerns but we took a chance and do not regret it one bit! We are from Alabama and run our air constantly from April to September! The breezes that blow continuously were a joy and believe it or not, one night we actually got a little COLD (it had finally rained about 30 minutes)!

The view from the villa is breathtaking and the villa itself is magnificent. The beds were great and the fans kept us cool each night. Waterlemon has so many great touches that made everything so much easier. We are used to walking directly out to a beach when on the Gulf Coast and trips to the beautiful beaches of St. John require some packing and planning. Ellen (the owner) has taken that into account and provides chairs, coolers, and beach towels, which makes this so much easier!

The outdoor showers were really nice. I actually put my contacts in BEFORE the shower so I could enjoy the view during the shower! There is also an indoor shower for those nights when you come in late or for the less adventurous so all tastes are covered.

There are so many nice touches, like books, movies, candles, spices, and a really well stocked kitchen, not that I believe in doing much cooking on a vacation, but many people do! There are even hairdryers in the bathrooms with diffusers! I didn't take mine to save space so that was great! Another surprise was a speaker for our MP3 player that is NOT an IPOD. I was also able to take my computer so we could find info while there.

The drive up was not nearly as frightening some other driveways we have seen on the forums. Backing out required a few passes but my husband mastered that quickly.

After we got there, I was really glad we picked Coral Bay. I really can't imagine staying around Cruz Bay and the villas with views of just the ocean are too much like what we have at home. We researched places to stay for hundreds of hours but it really paid off! We have been to other places in the Caribbean and I didn't think any place could be more beautiful that St. Lucia, but St. John just has so many wonderful beaches and the views to the other islands make it a cut above. The colors of the water are amazing and the snorkeling was fantastic. This was our best trip yet!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chapel Hill, NC

Great View, Property a Little Dated

  • 4 of 5

We spent 8 days at Waterlemon Villa during our recent trip to St. John with 2 other couples and we had a great time. The views from the Villa are fantastic. The unit itself is very open and airy and does not need air conditioning. The villa is now 10 years old and it needs some work. Despite the fact that there is a nice screened in porch with terrific views, it is easy for mosquitos to get into the porch area and ultimately into the house through openings that have been created through settling of the structure. We were constantly swatting at mosquitos.

To get to and from the property, you definitely need an AWD or 4WD vehicle. At the end of the driveway, there is a very steep, paved, hill that you must go up and down (up on the way out). We had an AWD vehicle and made it up and down fine, but the drive is not for the weak hearted. It is quite a slope. Once there, turning your vehicle around is another challenge. We turned our vehicle around before the first of the 3 houses on the road and backed all the way down to the villa so our vehicle would be facing out.

The villa is well equipped, although the twin beds in the upper bedroom are a bit wobbly. It looks like all the furniture is the original furniture and now has 10 years of wear and tear. While this was not a big issue for us, it is something I wanted to make people aware of. The kitchen is well stocked with pots, pans, etc. if you want to cook in, something we did quite often. The inside steps going down from the main floor to the 2 bedrooms on the lower level are quite steep. This would be an issue for someone who has limited mobility.

Another thing to be aware of is that the water from the faucets comes from a cistern, therefore, the water is not drinkable. You have to buy bottled water to consume during your visit. We purchased gallon jugs which are available everywhere.

The location of the Villa is great. All the beaches on the North End are easily accessible as are the beaches on the East End. If you want to be away from the hustle and bustle of Cruz Bay, this is a good location. It is about a 25 minute drive to Cruz Bay.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hartford, Ct

Great views morning, noon and night

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed the stay at Waterlemon. Quite mornings looking out at Coral Bay with a cup of coffee before the kids were up and then again at dinner and into the evening. We saw rainbows just about every morning as the morning showers passed by. The manager and the owner are easy to work with and really nice.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Plymouth MA

We have stayed twice!

  • 5 of 5

Don't let the lack of air conditioning scare you away. I didn't know it didn't have air conditioning until I came on here to see if it was available the week before Christmas! We love this villa! Have been to Saint John 12 times and this is one of our favorites. Cruz Bay is so laid back and the people are fabulous. The owner of this villa is great! It is clean and beautiful! The views are spectacular! You can hear soft music coming up in the early evening coming up from the waterfront restaurants which is lovely!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Waterlemon Villa in May

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Waterlemon villa, Coral Bay, St John in May, 2015 with my Mom, Aunt and sister. We had a fabulous time! Don't let the lack of air conditioning scare you away. You do not need it at all! The breezes coming in were sufficient. The screened in porch was a great place to hang out with cool breezes even though it was 85 degrees outside. The view was to die for! The house has island decor and has ample dishes and cooking utensils. The beds were very comfortable. My outdoor showers were a hit. We did enjoy the pool also. The owner of the villa was very nice and accommodating and always responded to may e-mails promptly.

You can get to some of the best beaches in a short amount of time. Coral Bay has nice restaurants and a grocery store. We stayed half the time in Coral Bay and half in Cruz Bay. It seemed like we were on two different islands. Coral Bay is much more quiet and laid back. I highly recommend Waterlemon Villa.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best porch and view ever!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Waterlemon Villa! This was our third trip to St. John, and our first time staying on the beautiful Coral Bay side of the island. The views from the villa are breathtaking, with a constant breeze to keep the porch and house cool and comfortable. The villa is well appointed with comfortable and upscale linens, and every amenity you will need, from beach towels and chairs, to floats for the pool. We did not eat at the villa (other than for breakfast), because the girls in our family love to experience all the local flavors of this special island -- my husband, however, would have loved to stay in and cook in the well-furnished kitchen, while taking in the view. The owner is such a pleasure to work with, and we are now huge Coral Bay fans! As with any villa on St. John with a great view, the climb and descent to the home requires a 4-wheel drive vehicle. This is a sweet and beautiful place to spend a vacation, at a price that is reasonable for such an amazing view in paradise.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Cruz Bay, St. John, USVI
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: necessary

Coral Bay is a quaint, laid back village on the eastern end of St. John with easy access to the beautiful beaches of the North Shore as well as the more remote East End, Kiddle Bay & perfect Salt Pond Bay. You can hike various trails from Coral Bay or ride horses around the area. There are six delicious & varied restaurants, two small grocery stores, and several clothing and gift shops. Cruz Bay & the ferry dock are 20 min to the west where you will find lots of bars, restaurants & shopping. You can rent or charter boats or book excursions from either locale. People are welcoming & friendly everywhere on St. John so come & explore!

Golf: Although there are no golf courses on St. John, there are several on St. Thomas. Mahogany Run golf course is 15 minutes from the ferry dock in Red Hook, St. Thomas, which is a 15 minute boat ride from Cruz Bay.


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season 1 - 2 guests
Dec 15 2016 - Apr 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
Low Season 1-2 guests
Apr 15 2017 - Dec 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Rates listed above are for 1 - 2 guests. Rates for additional guests are as follows:
High Season: 3 - 4 guests $3,400. 5 - 6 guests $3,700
Low Season: 3 - 4 guests $2,500. 5 - 6 guests $2,700
Christmas & New Year's 2016: $5,000
President's Week 2017: $4,000

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