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

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Property
villa
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
7 nights

Description

Upper Carolina Villa Rental Photos and Description

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.

ADVENTURE VILLA:

UPPER LEVEL:

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 .

LOWER LEVEL:

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

WILD LIFE: .

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.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Elisabeth Graine Karcher
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
November 26, 2016
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About Elisabeth Graine Karcher

I live in Toulouse South of France .

14 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. We bought all new appliances in 2014

Why Elisabeth Graine Karcher chose Coral Bay

Adventure villa is located in 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 2012.

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 fall 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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Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Adventure : Secluded 3 bed, 2 bath /jacuzzi Coral Bay. Best value
average rating of 4.4615383 based on 20 reviews
5

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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Paradise!

  • 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!!

Sincerely

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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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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5

Beauty and Hospitality Combined

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Adventure Villa, and found Elisabeth to be the perfect hostess! Before our arrival, she graciously offered to pick up a few groceries for our first day’s breakfast. We arrived at the villa to find the refrigerator stocked with eggs, bacon, apples, and plenty of coffee, tea, creamer, etc. (none of which we were ever charged for!). The villa was clean, well-stocked, and beautifully decorated. We especially liked the selection of books, magazines, puzzles, CDs, and beach supplies that were available for us to use. We also made us of the extra sunscreen and bug spray that were provided! The kitchen contained everything we needed to cook dinner several nights during the week. The view of Coral Bay from the villa is breath-taking and we enjoyed sitting out on the patio listening to the sounds of the birds in the mornings, and the music drifting up from the restaurants in the evenings. It is true that Elisabeth was in the guest house on the premises during our stay, but we never heard her and she completely respected our privacy. In fact, we found it nice to have her so close by; she recommended a newly opened restaurant to us and lent us an air compressor when our jeep had a leaky tire. Another positive feature of the villa is that there are enough beds to sleep three couples. We traveled with another couple and appreciated that we each had plenty of space. I would highly recommend Adventure Villa!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stay away!

  • 1 of 5

It pains me to write a poor review of any area in St John as the island and it’s people are absolutely lovely, but I don’t want anybody to be as disappointed as we were when we arrived at Adventure Villa for our honeymoon in August 2012. The good points: The villa has a nice view of Coral Bay and the patio area is a decent size. You can sit outside and hear the music from the bars down below in Coral Bay. This was a good point for us, maybe not so much for those who don’t like the noise. Close to Aqua Bistro which was one of our favorite restaurants on the island. The disappointing parts: The villa was dirty. Sand on the couches when we arrived, moldy blender, dirty cabinets and utensils. The furniture has seen better days and is not comfortable for lounging. Floors were dirty and all the sheets and towels had that moldy left-in-the-washer-too-long smell. Dishwasher didn't work properly. No hot water in the bathroom sink. There were droppings around the perimeter of the house – not sure whether these were reptile or rodent but either way it was gross. The owner was on premises in the guest house which is VERY close to the villa. You can basically see/hear conversations going on — not a plus for a honeymooning couple! We were told by the owner that we would have complete privacy but she had a change of plans I guess. Sort of awkward when you look out your bedroom window and see someone washing their car early in the morning! We didn’t complain, though. Probably should have but we just wanted a relaxing week. Owner was very disagreeable the night before we left - she surprised us in the laundry room and told us very unkindly that we were doing too many loads (2 out of the three we did during the week we were there were the sheets/towels that were moldy smelling). I was glad my husband was with me because she was very unfriendly! There are a lot of lovely places in St John...don’t waste your money on this one. And don’t be fooled by the bargain price as we were — owner cashed our security deposit check two days before we left without us knowing...and we had been nothing but polite and nice to her the entire time — in fact we watered her plants and fed her cats per her request! We learned our lesson here..don’t let it be your lesson too!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The guests asked for big rental reduction, which my manager, in my absence gave them. They arrived with 2 small dogs which they abandoned at the villa every day. Poor things were howling & barking daily non stop for 5 to 12 hours, sitting on sofas and beds and scratching doors. The guests were right about the towels smelling bad as the villa, before their arrival, had been closed up for hurricane season. Though it is a regular procedure to deposit security check, when the guests found out, they got upset though I reassured them that I would write them, at check out time August 15 another check less the dry cleaning fees for the 3 sofa covers & the fees for redecorating the scratched door. But they left without doing the check out inspection. The villa was a mess but OK. I mailed them their security deposit check less the dry cleaning fees but it came back as address unknown. Till now, they haven't contacted me to let me know where I should mail them the remnant of their security check. Then they wrote this lengthy bad review which doesn't mention the dogs. Since then, we had no luck renting Adventure villa. Elisabeth
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Map

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
15 Miles
St Thomas
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Coral Bay
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Coral Bay
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Jhonson private beach
Car: necessary

You access to the 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 Johnson private beach : Seven 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

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Rates & Availability

Upper Carolina Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Middle Season
Nov 19 2016 - Dec 21 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $14 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas & New Year
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
Jan 4 2017 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$2,400
$8,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $14 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

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

PAYMENT & CANCELLATION POLICY

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.

THIS VILLA IS TO BE USED BY THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF GUESTS LISTED ON THIS CONTRACT ONLY.
There will be an EXTRA CHARGE OF $15/day
FOR ANY ADDITIONAL GUEST NOT LISTED ON THIS CONTRACT.
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.

LIABILITY RELEASE:
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.
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Amenities

Upper Carolina Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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 .
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • 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
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • 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
Notes:
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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