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Villa Carolina -Huge PANORAMIC sea views, private, quiet, pool

26 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

Upper Carolina Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Villa Carolina is a private and serene slice of paradise located in a prestigious area of Coral Bay known as Upper Carolina. Its highly elevated perch is nestled in the hillside bordering the Virgin Islands National Park. The bars, restaurants, and quaint shops of Coral Bay are just five minutes down the hill. The famous North Shore beaches of St. John are less than 10 minutes away. Francis Bay and Maho Bay are the closest. Several beaches toward the East End, like Vie's and Haulover, are also about a 10 minute drive. The incredibly pleasant sands of Salt Pond are maybe 15 minutes away. It's the perfect spot to enjoy both sides of the island.

THIS EXCLUSIVE, GATED LOCATION AFFORDS UNINTERRUPTED, 225 DEGREE, PANORAMIC VIEWS over the Carolina Valley, all of Coral Bay, out the East End of St. John toward Norman, Peter, Salt, Cooper, Ginger, and Beef Islands, and all the way to Virgin Gorda. That's 30 miles! Directly to the northeast is Drake's Channel and West End, Tortola. Spectacular sunrises on the deck are a sight to behold and star gazing evenings are out of this world. It's unforgettable 'postcard' scenery.

Relax on the expansive pool deck. Sit back in the fully reclining lounge chairs, or retreat to the comfortable wicker furniture in the shade. Float the day away in the infinity edge pool. Read a book and watch the sail boats dance the aqua blue Caribbean. Bring the blender outside and mix up a 'Painkiller'. Fire up the barbecue and enjoy a meal of local fish or lobster at the outdoor dining table. Decisions. Decisions. Decisions.

Wireless internet access is available throughout the house and poolside, for those of you that just can't seem to leave the real world behind. Shame on you.

The spacious Great Room with cathedral ceilings invites you to relax on the plush Tommy Bahama furniture. Five sets of mahogany French doors flow to the sunny pool deck to make for easy outdoor living. Arched breezeways allow the refreshing trade winds to circulate the villa. Ceiling fans abound, and Mexican tile floors are just another touch of class. The gourmet kitchen has everything you need to prepare fantastic meals in style, and your chef will have plenty of room to get down to business. We haven't overlooked a thing; gas range, dishwasher, microwave, large refrigerator with ice maker, coffee maker, toaster, and a kitchen island with an additional bar sink.

Two bedrooms are located on opposite sides of the Great Room for complete couples privacy. They are similar sized master suites and both have French doors overlooking the pool deck. Identical bathrooms have spacious closets, tiled double vanities and open-air stone grotto showers. An internal staircase leads down to the third bedroom with a private deck and a full bath with stone shower. All bedrooms have queen size beds and the third room has an extra daybed. All bedrooms also have A/C, but it's rarely needed because of the great breezes and ceiling fans.

Villa Carolina is extremely popular and has many repeat guests, so we recommend booking early (6 months advanced) to reserve your week in paradise. If for some reason we are not booked within 30 days of your desired vacation time, please contact us, as we often provide discounts for rentals on short notice.

WE APOLOGIZE, BUT BECAUSE OF LEGAL ISSUES WITH THE POOL, WE CANNOT PERMIT CHILDREN AGES 8 MONTHS TO 8 YEARS TO STAY AT VILLA CAROLINA. SORRY. We do occasionally make exceptions. Just ask.

Please do not hesitate to contact Sean by e-mail with any questions or comments. If Villa Carolina is not the right size or location for your party, Sean can also refer you to other villas. Thank you............and tell a friend!!

Please visit the Villa Carolina website (listed below) for more pictures and in-depth information.

Keywords: House, Villa, Villa with pool, Private villa, Coral Bay Villa, sleeps six, gated, three bedroom villa,

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
General Manager (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english, german

About General Manager

I have been visiting St. John for about 30 years. This incredible island grabbed a hold of me on my first trip, and I had hoped to one day have my own piece of paradise.

I've been fortunate enough to make that happen, and lucky enough to share it with others.

General Manager purchased this villa in 1988

Why General Manager chose Coral Bay

If you've ever visited St. John, then you can certainly understand why anyone would want to own a home here. We chose the Coral Bay area to be 'on the quiet side' and we chose the home site for the view and elevated location. We also considered this a very easy and convenient spot to enjoy both sides of the island. While looking at the property for a possible purchase back in 1988, we had to climb a tree to see the view. We almost fell out! When we had the home built in 2000 and 2001, we made sure to leave that tree, and it is right at the top of the driveway now.

What makes this villa unique

The location of the property provides for some of the best views on the island. There's just no way that any picture can do it justice. Sunrises are truly amazing. The Villa borders the National Park and is totally private. There is no through traffic. A true escape.

Reviews

4.8
based on 26 traveler reviews

Villa Carolina -Huge PANORAMIC sea views, private, quiet, pool
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 26 reviews
5

Just Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Sharon, What a magnificent home you have; the views, the location, the views, the comfort, the views, the layout, the views!! It wasn't easy to return home, which we did in a snowstorm. In fact we didn't think we could get up our driveway through all the snow and drifts. We did, and now we have wonderful memories of our time in St. John. We throughly enjoyed all the island had to offer, but really your home was the star attraction. To wake up in the morning to those gorgeous sunrises, sit on the patio overlooking the pool and beyond was a dream.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

It Doesn't Get Much Better Than This

  • 5 of 5

We vacation on St. John as often as possible, normally once a year. This year we were fortunate enough to visit a second time with a group of friends. We selected Villa Carolina for it's view and location. What a fantastic home! It was the perfect size for our group of 7. The outdoor pool deck was the nicest outdoor area we've had at any of the villas we've stayed at to date. From the infinity pool to the comfy deck furniture, we spent a great deal of time soaking up the view, eating meals, drinking coffee and enjoying a late night glass of wine I can't think of a time that we were more relaxed, laughed a ton and truly enjoyed this special place.

The three bedrooms are fairly equal with nice furniture and comfy beds. Plenty of drawers and closet space (although I packed really light this trip). The kitchen had just about everything you could want to cook great meals and even though there is a lovely dining room table, we ate all meals around the table and chairs on the pool deck.

The living room had a couch, chairs, TV, sound system but we seldom sat in here and only turned on the TV once throughout the week. It was great to have a washer and dryer throughout the week as it allowed me to minimize the amount of clothing I brought along on this visit. While there is a villa slightly up hill to the right, we never heard nor saw anyone all week. Villa Carolina gives you a secluded feeling, yet you are close to all the Coral Bay restaurants and the north shore beaches. For us, Villa Carolina sits in a perfect spot!

Sharon, the owner, was a delight to work with and I already know we'll be back to Villa Carolina for another visit. In fact, I wish I was still there. Thanks to Sharon for sharing her beautiful home with us.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful house with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd time in St John and the first stay on the Coral Bay side of the island. We could not have stayed at a more beautiful home. Amazing views everywhere you look on the back patio with comfortable chairs to enjoy the view. The house was stocked with all you need for beach and kitchen supplies. The 3 master bedroom suites were perfect for our group. Management was great with personal orientation to the house with multiple contacts before we arrived giving recommendations and letting us know what to do. The owner called the 2nd day we were there to make sure all was ok and see if she could help with anything. Definitely planning a return trip!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Stunningly Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Villa Carolina exceeded our wildest dreams! This was my 5th trip to St. John and I hope that we are always lucky enough to stay in this lovely villa. This trip included my husband and two adult sons in their early 20's. Each day started with a lazy breakfast outside where we soaked up the breathtaking views. (We woke up some mornings just to catch the glorious sunrise - don't miss this opportunity! ) The convenient location allowed us to skip to any beach with ease to snorkel and play in the sun. Of course, the home is equipped with everything you need for the beach - chairs, coolers, and more. Late afternoons included a dip in the pool, a few cocktails and some music. We dined-in half of the time and loved cooking in the gourmet kitchen while the warm island breezes flowed through the home. The bedrooms are private and air-conditioned. And the outdoor showers were a huge hit for us all. We also enjoyed the spacious and well manicured property. Many home are built into the side of a steep hill but the Villa Carolina property was vast in comparison with many lovely blooms on our May visit.

Sharon, the owner, was phenomenal. Her excitement for our trip was genuine from the start. She responded promptly to questions and had valuable insight into the island. We were delighted with our stay and hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A delightful home with gorgeous views

  • 5 of 5

This was our seventh trip to St. John, and Villa Carolina was certainly the best home we have rented in Coral Bay. We’ve rented bigger, we’ve rented newer, but Villa Carolina beats them all. It is perfectly situated to afford you magnificent views, perfectly sized to feel spacious yet cozy, and perfectly appointed so that you feel comfortable wherever you choose to relax. We have two teenage daughters, and our family enjoyed our together time on the gorgeous deck and in the living room, while the bedrooms provided a quiet spot to retreat to (when the teens needed a break from Mom and Dad!).

We love the way Villa Carolina allows you to feel like you are outside even when inside. If you open the arched wooden doors throughout the first floor, the transition from inside to outside is seamless. We go to St. John because we enjoy the magnificent views and the warm breezes, which Villa Carolina allows you to experience even when making a smoothie, preparing dinner, or opening presents on Christmas morning!

On our first night, we noticed a couple minor issues (pool lights not operating, one broken slat on a set of blinds). The next day, Sharon sent her local repair person to the house, and we were good to go the rest of the week. Could not have been easier or less disruptive.

We struggled to find an improvement that could be made to this home, because we know it’s hard to believe a glowing review. In the end, our only suggestion would be to add a wireless sound system with outdoor speakers. We ended up carrying our devices around -- not exactly a hardship and definitely NOT a reason to pass up this gem of a home.

We highly recommend Villa Carolina. I’m sure we will return! Thank you, Sharon, for sharing your beautiful place with our family.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Third Time...Still Charming!

  • 5 of 5

What can we say about Villa Carolina and its attentive, accommodating and caring owner, Sharon, that hasn't been said before? This was our third stay here and each arrival is just as magnificent and exciting as the previous one; each departure just as melancholy filled. It is so comfortable and well put together that we feel like Villa Carolina is our own home when we are there.

Sometimes things go awry when trying to manage a property from afar. It is the response to an issue that makes the difference in a problem being a big one or not. The morning of our flight to STT, owner Sharon actually took the time to let us know that the hot water in one of the bedrooms was not working properly, but that maintenance had been dispatched with the hopes it would be fixed by the time we arrived. Well it was fixed and she texted to follow up on our arrival to make sure all was well. This proactive communication and response is what you might expect from a friend, which is what we consider Sharon to be! I offer this as but one a specific example of her caring nature, and it all rolls up in to one word,"trust". Staying at this property evokes emotions no pictures could ever translate. The beauty, the smells, the sounds, the view, the comfort, just have to be experienced to understand..

Can't wait for the next trip. It just doesn't get any better than St. John and on St. John, it doesn't get any better than Villa Carolina.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Point of Interest
Skinny Legs
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Island Blues
Nearest Point of Interest
Vai's Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Coco Lobo Shopping Plaza
Nearest Point of Interest
Love City Market
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Johnny Horn Trail
Nearest Point of Interest
Donkey Diner
Nearest Point of Interest
Miss Lucy's
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Waterlemon Cay
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Annaberg Sugar Mill Plantation
Nearest Point of Interest
Francis Bay Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Shipwreck Landing Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Maho Bay Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
K2 Video Rental
Nearest Point of Interest
Salt Pond Bay
Nearest Point of Interest
Rams Head
Nearest Point of Interest
Lameshur Bay beaches
Nearest Point of Interest
Sloop Jones
Nearest Point of Interest
Great Maho Bay Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Cinnamon Bay Beach/Campground
Car: necessary

SUNRISES, moonrises, star gazing

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Rates & Availability

Upper Carolina Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2016
Apr 24 2016 - Dec 9 2016
5 night minimum stay
$500
$3,500
$12,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 25 2016
7 night minimum stay
$4,900
Flat fee
 
 
Winter 2016/2017
Dec 10 2016 - Apr 21 2017
5 night minimum stay
$700
$4,900
$18,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 2016
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 29 2016
7 night minimum stay
$6,650
Flat fee
 
 
New Years 2016/2017
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
$6,650
Flat fee
 
 
Summer 2017
Apr 22 2017 - Dec 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
$500
$3,500
$12,500
 
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%

Rates are based on groups of 1/2 guests, 3/4 guests, or 5/6 guests. There are no rates for only 3 guests or only 5 guests. So yes, 3 people pay the same as 4 people, and 5 people pay the same as 6. The new rate display system here makes it difficult to display this.

All rates include towels/linens, cleaning, arrival pick-up, and villa orientation. On-island contact numbers provided

A 50% deposit is required within 7 days to secure the reservation. The rest is due 60 days prior to arrival.

We also have a fully refundable $500 security deposit, payable by separate check.

Personal checks preferred, however, we also accept cashiers checks, Bank Transfer, PayPal (sender pays fees).

Sorry, no credit cards.

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Amenities

Upper Carolina Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , tiled single vanity
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , tiled double vanities, open air shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , tiled double vanities, open air shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master suite 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 murphy bed
    Master suite 2 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Day bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Phenomenal view of 11 islands! 10 x 14 foot pool, large sun drenched pool deck, mahogany french doors, arched breezeways, cathedral ceilings, gourmet kitchen, gas range, additional bar sink, A/C in bedrooms, ceiling fans throughout, Tommy Bahama furniture, spacious closets, double vanities in 2 of 3 bathrooms, open-air stone grotto showers, WI-FI, cable, stereo I-Pod dock with CD, coolers and beach chairs provided, consistent trade winds breeze, highly elevated location, complete privacy. SECURE SAFE PROVIDED.

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