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Adventure : Secluded 3 bed, 2 bath /jacuzzi Coral Bay. Best value

Bedrooms 3
Space 4,100 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 BED, 2 BATH + spacious loft w/panoramic windows, Jacuzzi . sleeps 6

ADVENTURE is an arty villa secluded on the hill on .82 acre of fenced tropical gardens , end of private road ( rare in St John)

WIFI internet in every room & multiple decks.

3 bedrooms & 2 bath offer panoramic views to Coral harbor and surrounding hills.

The spacious loft or 3rd bedroom with twin beds & 6 panoramic windows is an ideal spot for kids or another couple to wake up among trees & view on harbor.

Adventure villa has also deeded access to Johnson private beach.

You can experience a 'sea & shore' adventure while watching from the porch & spacious private decks different species of birds: humming birds, banana quits, buzzards .

Multiple gardens surrounding the villa offer a nice choice of tropical flowers. Outside the fences deers & iguanas may be spotted.

Enjoy the jacuzzi under bright milky way & constellations of stars

Adventure villa is your home from home. You can travel light as it provides everything you will need to start your stay. Coffee, tea, condiments & basic cooking ingredients, toothpaste, shampoo & first aid items. Beach chairs, beach toys & towels.

Linen provided. Wifi in every room, decks & gardens.

GOOGLE EARTH LOCATION : Coral Bay 18 21' 03.17' N 64 42' 52.94' W Elevation 93 meters, 300 feet.

Five minute drive to Coral Bay village: multiple bar & restaurants with live music, grocery & deli shops, cyber cafes & post offices.

Local art shops and rentals for boating, snorkeling, scuba diving, day sail, motor boat & sport-fishing rentals.

Horse back riding to many interesting sites : Fortsberg, the cannon, Brown Bay and plantations ruins etc...

Ten minute drive to North or South shore pristine beaches with nice snorkeling, kayaking, para-sailing, windsurfing and easy access for kids.

Five minute drive to Reef Bay or Johnny Horn trails, the best hikes on St John (IMHO).

the villa is only a 20 minute drive through National Park lands to Cruz Bay.



MAIN BEDROOM: new Queen pillow top mattress, full bath with screened ceiling shower open to flower garden.

SPACIOUS LOFT : twin beds & 6 panoramic windows. Desk & book library.

LIVING ROOM : cathedral ceilings & 3 sofas, Cable TV + DVD, library.

SUNNY and shady decks with grill.

INDOOR & outdoor dining areas sit 8 people

FULL kitchen , Ice dispenser & water purifier. The pantry with plenty of cooking devices has also a SAFE for your belongings .


GARDEN bedroom facing JACUZZI: new Queen top pillow mattress, full bath & toilet & mini kitchen.

THE COTTAGE below the villa is the manager quarter. It has its own private entrance & decks.

ADVENTURE Main villa sleeps 6 people & is rented as a whole.

Smoking is permitted only on decks.

Air mattress for a 7th person for $20/night


Adventure is visited by humming birds and Banana Quit or 'sugar birds'' fed with sugary water by guests on the shady porch.

Honey bees are busy sucking the nectar of Hibiscus, Frangipany trees and Jasmin flowers. Rarely an old iguana wanders on the decks under the surveillance of the 2 outdoor cats.

Yes Doves and Robins will wake you up early in the morning.

This is the way life is to enjoy at Adventure villa.

More Details

Elisabeth Graine Karcher
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2017

About Elisabeth Graine Karcher

18 years ago, the captain and me had been sailing up and down the Caribbean islands during 2 years and St John appeared to be the jewel. We fell in love with St John the day we anchored our boat in Coral Harbor. Upper Carolina estate in Coral Bay was the best spot I could find to realize my dreams: a house on the hill with breath taking views. Adventure villa location provides nice breezes, panoramic views, good satellite cell & internet receptions.

In 2001 I decided to redesign the villa as aerie as if it was a boat. In 2014 we bought again all new appliances to please our guests.

Elisabeth Graine Karcher purchased this villa in 2001

Why Elisabeth Graine Karcher chose St John

Adventure villa is located on Coral bay hill on .82 acre away from neighbor & hurricane winds. Its mahogany cathedral ceilings are laid out East to West which allows the easterly Trade winds and ceiling fans to ventilate every room. The villa has been entirely upgraded in 2001 then in 2014.

Its 4,100 square feet provide enough space for the numerous artifacts collected during our travels and the addition of St Johnians paintings.

Adventure villa turned out to be a successful weekly rental especially by the quality of its guests.

There is a saying : 'Nice house, nice guests'. Adventure's guests fell in love with the villa and we often find a farewell little gift. It is a warm feeling.

What makes this villa unique

Adventure villa is a very secluded & spacious family home perched on the hill with breathtaking views on Coral harbor & surrounding hills . You will have to share the villa with a lot of birds nesting & singing all day since 6 am .

The manager lives in the cottage below the villa & is available if you need him.

Guestbook comments from the owner

As we look down upon the moonlit, your home sitting atop this mountain makes

us feel as we too are stars. Our week was so outstanding ! Your artwork was a

window that you opened for us to enjoy. The landscaping was enjoyed by many

including beautiful birds that would stop by. Your shower areas were fabulous.

We would truely love to return. What a magical place this is !
Jul 2007
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Upper Carolina Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Workshop
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Access to bathroom by the living room or master bedroom.
  • Each full bathroom has privacy and windows open to flower gardens .
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Ensuite bath & toilet. Access from living room or bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , 2nd bath & toilet, fridge. Private entrance, deck w/ jacuzzi
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Loft with panoramic wiews, desk & library. Regugar steps.
  • Wifi in every rooms, decks or gardens. 2 bedrooms have new queen top pillow mattresses, full bath, toilets & their own private entrance & decks . The spacious loft or 3rd bedroom with regular steps, has twin beds & 6 panoramic windows overlooking the harbor, a desk & a book library. The hot tub runs usually on 90 ° , this due to tourists being sunburned but you may heat it to 115 ° Additional fee : $25 per night for people not listed on the contract. Toddlers and children are welcome under the sole surveillance of their parents. Crib for infant. An air mattress is available for a 7th person : $20/night.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Adventure villa and its cathedral ceilings are laid out east to west which allows the easterly Trade winds and ceiling fans to ventilate every room. Broadband internet in every room. The 4,100 square feet of Adventure villa is the ideal place for family reunions. Living area seats 8 people. Indoor dining area seats 6 people and outdoor dining area on the shady porch seats 4 people. On shady and sunny upper decks, armchairs and lounge chairs seats 9 people. Main bedroom & Garden bedroom facing jacuzzi have their own full bath, entrances & decks. Adventure villa is rented as a whole place for you to enjoy utmost privacy on 1 acre of tropical gardens, next to 65 acre of national park land. Adventure has been remodeled in 2001 as a green villa (Shower and laundry waters go to inner Jasmin gardens) and all appliances have been replaced during summer 2011 The laundry room is located west end of the house on the lower level.


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Adventure : Secluded 3 bed, 2 bath /jacuzzi Coral Bay. Best value
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Quiet with great view

  • 5 of 5

Not to easy to get to. Need a car with good ground clearance. The property is quiet and has an excellent view. Not in the most pristine condition but is a good value for having 3 bathrooms. We would go back there again just for the view and the value!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Francisco

AMAZING view, good value, we would stay here again

  • 5 of 5

Once we arrived on the property, we had a wonderful time.


- The house has wonderful views

- Secluded

- Fast internet

- Great location, near many restaurants, beaches, and hiking trails.

- Full stocked kitchen - we did a lot of cooking

- Snorkeling gear of various sizes

- Beach chairs

- She gave allowed us a late checkout and even offered an extra day! (We had to leave so we couldn't take the offer).

- Communication with the owner was good. She provided information about car rentals etc.

- Great value and I would recommend this property and we would stay th

- Directions to the house were specific and accurate.

Things you should know:

- The internet signal is weak downstairs but very strong in the main part of the house.

- This is a tropical island, there will be bugs.

- The owner wants payment send via "regular mail." I sent my payment via USPS (regular mail) with Priority for a tracking number and it arrived just fine.

- Ask about access to the private beach. We found out about it too late.

- If you reference Google Maps when using the directions the owner gives you, you can arrive on your own.

- You will need a 4WD car. There is an unpaved road and a steep driveway.

- There are a couple of neighborhood cats who like to visit outside. (Bonus!)

- There is no "handbook" for the house. Most things are self explanatory. But you'll need to know: where the keys are (though we never used them), where the laundry is, and where to take the garbage.


A balanced review should share the good with the bad and it wasn't that bad because we were able to resolve the issues.

- The owner wanted to be paid via check outside of the HomeAway platform. I would have preferred paying more money for the ease and security of using HomeAway and a credit card. (This may not be a con for you)

- There was some confusion about when the checks arrived but in the end it worked out.

- We arrived a little late and let our greeter know that we would be late but our greeter never showed up. So we followed the GREAT directions given by the owner and we were able to arrive in the dark. So it worked out fine in the end.

Once we arrived, there were really no cons. We had a wonderful time!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful location, beautiful view, lovely house

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful, peaceful month at Adventure Villa, and have already booked another month for next year. The Upper Carolina location is perfect - very close to the magnificent North Shore Beaches and just a few minutes to the Coral Bay restaurants. Adventure Villa is at the end of the road so it is extremely quiet and private. The house is beautifully decorated with warm and artistic touches, the kitchen completely equipped for the gourmet cook and baker, and everything was in top condition. The beautifully sunny terrace catches the last rays of afternoon sun, and was a lovely spot to return to after an afternoon at the beach. The manager/owner, Elizabeth, was very welcoming, and very responsive. We highly recommend Adventure Villa!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Response from Elisabeth: "We are so happy that you already booked again Adventure villa for next Mid January to Mid February 2017. It really makes me feel good that you choose to return as I remember you as a very happy couple who took such good care of the villa during your stay and also left it clean. We are looking forward to see you again ". Warm regards . Elisabeth
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  • 5 of 5

We loved Adventure Villa. It was remote enough to feel ultimate privacy, but not so remote that it was difficult to get there. It was a great location and reasonable price. We couldn't imagine staying anywhere else on the island. We were a group of five - me and my husband, my 76-year old mother, and our two boys, ages 9 and 11. We stayed a full week. We enjoyed slow relaxed mornings and evenings at the house, looking out toward the ocean. During the day, we enjoyed exploring different beaches around the island, none too far away. Adventure Villa had all the amenities we'd need or want. Paul was very helpful and friendly too. It was an amazing trip and we appreciated our time at Adventure Villa.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Response from Paul Joabar : Hi Elena & Virginia, Thank you so much for your happy stay. Thanks for having kept the villa clean & putting your laundry in the storeroom. We would definitely appreciate your return next year as part of the Adventure villa family. Best regards . Paul
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Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 4 adults and 5 children that stayed at Adventure villa for 9 nights. The house is very comfortable with all amenities you will need. It's located at the end of a road so you can expect nothing but privacy. and has beautiful views overlooking Coral Bay. Elisabeth made us feel very welcome and even did our laundry!! She's a real character and will go out of her way to make your stay pleasurable. We have many wonderful memories from here and will return!

Thank you Elisabeth!!


Marita & Ellen

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Marita & Ellen, Yes it will be a real pleasure to welcome your family again. I have fond memories of the house full of children laughter in early morning.This is the way I see life ! Warm regards. Elisabeth
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Greensboro, NC

It's St John!!

  • 5 of 5

This was an excellent place to stay. My wife and I had a wonderful time. Adventure Villa is private, secluded, nobody in sight day or night (this is the last house at the end of a long road, the caretaker was down the hill but was not seen or heard). The only sounds were the donkeys and roosters in the valley below and the palms (planted around the house) rustling in the breeze. The house has aged, but this is a Caribbean Island, the humidity is high, there's a lot of salt in the air. A house will age here a little faster than in Arizona. It's not luxurious, but for us it was perfect.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Lime Inn
Annaberg Sugar Plantation Ruins
Miss Lucy’s Restaurant
Sweet Plantains Restaurant & Bar
Hercules Pate Delight -- CLOSED
Quiet Mon Pub
"Definitely Irish "
Cafe Roma
"Best pizza"
Island Blues
"Best live music & cocktails. Colette, "6 paq scuba " will train you diving at your own space..."
Cinnamon Bay Beach
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
St Thomas
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Coral Bay
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Coral Bay
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Upper Carolina private beach
Car: necessary

You access to Adventure villa via the Upper Carolina private estate road. Adventure villa is located end of road in .82 acre on the hill at the border of 65 acres of undeveloped Moravian church land. Great views on Coral harbor and surrounding hills.

Deeded access to Upper Carolina private beach : 7 minute drive.

5 minute drive to Coral harbor offering a nice choice of bars & restaurants with live music, grocery & deli shops, day sails, water sports rentals and activities, horseback riding & hiking.

GOOGLE EARTH LOCATION : Coral Bay 18 21' 03.17' N 64 42' 52.94' W Elevation 93 meters, 300 feet.

Ten minute drive to north or south shore pristine beaches and to Reef Bay or Johnny Horn trails the best hike on St John (IMHO).

From Cruz Bay it is a 20 minute drive through National Park lands to Adventure villa.

Private entrances to 2 bedrooms.

Parking lot fits 2 cars


Rates & Availability

Upper Carolina Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring season
May 1 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $24 per night, per additional guest
Oct 14 2017 - Dec 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
Christmas & New Year
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 4 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
High Season
Jan 5 2018 - Apr 20 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.5%


From 60 days before arrival, deposits are not refundable unless we are able to re-rent the villa, less 20% handling charge of the total balance.
We will do our utmost and run special adds to help fill up a booking that you need to cancel for extenuating circumstances.
If we are able to re-rent the villa, all payments are fully refundable, less a 20% administration fee.
The landlord cannot be responsible for cancellations due to family problems OR uncontrolled natural disasters
(war, weather, natural disaster or airline strike).
ANY DAMAGES to the villa or its contents are the responsibility of the guests.

There will be an EXTRA CHARGE OF $15/day
A wedding or any social event held at the villa must be planed with landlord before arrival as security deposit
and weekly rate will be assessed in order to cover the extra cost of cleaning, water and electricity subject
to # of guests and damages.

Guests are advised that personal items lost or stolen are not the responsibility of the owner as you will be solely responsible for locking your personal possessions in the SAFE located in the kitchen closet.
Owner shall be held harmless from all claims or causes arising from the rental and occupation of the residence by guests during their stay.
$500 separate security deposit check which will be handed to you at check out time if no loss of keys nor damage to the villa & its gardens occur.
Security deposit for pets : $650

We accept only payment by checks to the villa mailing address : E. Karcher 15600 Upper Carolina estate 00830 9519 St John USVI.
50% of gross rental at booking. Balance due 30 days before arrival : 50% of gross rental + 12,5% Hotel room tax + a separate security check : $500 to be handed back @ check out time

Rate Information: 10% service for less than 5 days stay. 600 security deposit check

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.