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'Oooolala' ....you'll love this vacation home... 'Iola'

Estate Concordia A, Saint John, USVI
  • House1900 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay5 - 7 nights

1 xtra large bedroom with king bed plus a breezy sleeping porch with queen bed.

You'll find villa 'Iola' nestled atop 'Sugarbird Hill' and off the beaten path for a truly island feel in Coral Bay. Discover the pleasing, out of the way neighborhood beaches and hiking trails.

From 'Iola' you'll partake in stunning beach and ocean views to the east and west and also virgin national park mountain views to the north from huge custom-made mahogany arched windows and your deck.

This villa sits on its own, lush, out of the way acre .of land

Gaze from John Folly Bay, past Treasure Island' and out to the BVI. With a turn you'll see the other side of the island at Grootpan Bay to the ocean. Enjoy an open floor plan and high vaulted beamed ceiling on the upper level.

The large upper kitchen is granite and well equipped for making your own gourmet delights Enjoy lounging in the sea breezes of the tradewinds from the screened open air porch.

Have an elegant twilight evening barbecuing in the brick and stone upper level courtyard.

HONEYMOONER'S welcome: Iola is really the 'penthouse' for honeymooner's. It is open, large and airy. hear the surf sounds, birds and nature. beside the ocean you will also view the untouched hillsides of the National Park's Minna Hill. Easy assess to beaches and restaurants. It's just a 5 minute walk to 'The Tourist Trap' outdoor bar/restaurant where you grab a bite and the bus if you don't want to drive.


Philip Jones

Member Since 2009
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 10, 2018
About Philip Jones

We first visited St John on our honeymoon. We fell in love with this island immediately and never left. Come see for yourself. Warning! St John can be addictive. Many lose their soles and leave their souls behind.

Philip Jones purchased this House in 2010

Why Philip Jones chose Estate Concordia A

Luxury, lots of personal space inside and outside, and tranquil setting surrounds you. Wrap around deck.

What makes this House unique

Paradise for sailors, beach lovers, snorkelers and hikers. Over 23 beaches and hiking trails too.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1 +
        1 king, king bed
      • sleeping porch queen
        1 queen, queen bed
      • The sleeping porch has a queen bed with closable shutters, glass and screens or you can leave it all open or manipulate the 'trade winds' breezes and down island ocean views. The large romantic bedroom has a king bed and french doors leading to your private deck and courtyard. Iola has a high, vaulted ,large beam ceilings throughout and lots of open space. Large bright arched windows and free flowing cross breezes to enjoy a true island feel.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, tile & glass block
      • The bathroom has a large tiled shower with glass block lighting and it is plenty big for two at a time. Have fun saving water.

      Location Type

        • Beach View
          Views of John Folly Bay beach, Coral Bay Harbor and islands of the British Virgin Islands including Tortola, Norman Island, Peter Island and Virgin Gorda.
        • Mountain View
          Spectacular views of USVI National Park untouched hills to the north.
        • Near The Ocean
          The 20 square mile island is surrounded by the beautiful, gentle waves of the Caribbean Sea and home to the National Park on 2/3 of this island.
        • Ocean View
          View the ocean to the east and to the west. British Virgin islands view to the East and toward St Thomas to the west.
        • Rural
          This is the quiet part of the island. We share the roads, and hills with donkey, deer, goats, chicken, and other island critters.
        • Village
          Coral Bay is a village of about 1,000 permanent residents.
        • Water View
          Expansive ocean views to the east and the west from your 540 feet elevation.


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Local Maps
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Bedroom A/C
                    • Ceiling Fans
                    • Filtered Water
                    • Free Local Calls
                    • Garage
                      car port parking
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Internet
                    • Linens Provided
                      All linens including beach towels and beach chairs provided.
                    • Living Room
                      Great room has huge mahogany, arch windows and a super highopen beam ceiling
                    • Local Activities Guide
                    • Basic Soaps
                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • Paper Towels
                    • Parking
                      personal carport
                    • Parking Off Street
                      Your own private carport for personal parking space.
                    • Shampoo
                    • Telephone
                      landline free for local calling
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                      Bath and beach towels provided.
                    • Water Cooler
                    • Wireless Internet
                      wireless broadband internet on the property for your use and netflix. See guest book for password.


                        • Ice Maker
                        • 4 Ring Stove
                        • Coffee Maker
                          coffee supplies provided
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          China plates and paper plates provided. Most everything you need. Bowls, pans, flatware.
                        • Dishwasher
                          2 drawer modern
                        • Freezer
                          in double door refrigerator, keep ice blocks freezing for your coolers
                        • Gourmet Kitchen
                        • Blender
                        • Kitchen
                          Modern appliances including two drawer dishwasher, 4 burner gas stove top, large side by side frig with ice in door
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                          Large oven plus a counter top toaster oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Includes condiments. You may wish to check the pantry before buying small/condiment items as many will be there for you.
                        • Refrigerator
                          Modern large side by side with ice in door access. Also Ice Coolers for the beach.
                        • Stove
                          Modern 4 burner gas
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Additional eating area provided on patio.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • Books
                                  My special St John reading selection in paperbacks in the entertainment center.
                                • Books for Adults
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                  and also an ipod docking station for your ipod
                                • Music Library
                                  Including numerous cd's and ipod connection..
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Huge 50' flat screen TV and complete entertainment center. Net flix too
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                  Two TV's with netflix included
                                • VCR
                                • Video Library
                                  Free netflix.


                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      4 burner gas weber
                                    • Balcony
                                      Balcony sun deck
                                    • Beach Towels
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      3 large Trex decks and bricked patio with bar height table and seating.
                                    • Deck Furniture
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      brick patio with shade covering and dining table
                                    • Large Cooler
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      You have your own yard space and palms, garden and stone landscaping with brick courtyard.
                                    • Beach Chairs
                                    • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                    • Patio
                                    • Porch Furniture
                                    • Screen Porch / Veranda
                                    • Small Cooler
                                    • Wood Deck
                                    • Yard


                                        • not suitable for children
                                          Children age 12 and over only, please
                                        • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible


                                            • bay/sound
                                            • botanical garden
                                            • duty free shops
                                            • reefs
                                            • restaurants
                                            • ruins

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • miniature golf
                                                • beachcombing
                                                • boating
                                                • eco tourism
                                                • gambling casinos
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • horseshoes
                                                • bird watching
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • shelling
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • whale watching
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • parasailing
                                                        • deepsea fishing
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • mountain climbing
                                                        • mountaineering
                                                        • paragliding
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • rock climbing
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                        • snorkeling
                                                        • snorkeling/diving
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • wind-surfing


                                                            • Strongly suggest renting a 4 wheel vehicle for sightseeing from the many car rentals near the St John ferry dock or from St Thomas airport. There are steep, windy paved roads all the way from the dock to the lower level of villa 'Iola' and the drive past the lower driveway to the upper level car port parking is a typical, unpaved, bumpy, steep, island road. You can also take the bus from the nearby 'Tourist Trap', an outdoor restaurant to go across island from Salt Pond to Cruz Bay (town) for only $1. It runs from 6:00AM to 7:00PM every hour on the hour. There are hiking trials all over the island and many beaches to choose from. Over one half of the island is part of the National Park with old slave plantation ruins and great adventure. Our beaches are renown for great snorkeling. We are off the beaten path!!!

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              75 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Beautiful, immaculate home

                                                              Pamela S.

                                                              Wonderful experience at Villa Iola. Clean, comfortable, and beautiful property with everything you need. The outdoor sitting areas and flowers ard gorgeous. Marge and Philip are very gracious hosts. Highly recommend.

                                                              Saint John was amazing!!!

                                                              Shawn W.Meadville, MS

                                                              Our stay at IOLA was wonderful. It is the perfect retreat for any couple wanting to get away from it all. The owners were not only accommodating, they went above and beyond what was expected just to make sure we were comfortable and that we experienced all that Saint John had to offer. I would recommend IOLA to anyone. We absolutely loved everything about it. ~Shawn & Kim Ward


                                                              Stephen B.

                                                              The entire experience was peerless! The vistas from Iola are incredible, the nearby snorkeling opportunities are fabulous, and the people are the best! The floor plan was open and spacious and the home is situated such that there is a steady sea breeze flowing throughout the day and night. The owners are terrific, kind people, and the love and attention they put into building this home is obvious. if you're going to St John, this is the place to stay!

                                                              A very special place with great views and cool breezes!!!

                                                              Deborah H.Sandy Springs

                                                              Loved Iola!!!! The place was comfortable and homey with plenty of room. A fully equipped kitchen and lots of places to sit and admire the views! The best place to sleep was on the screened porch. Received lots of good recommendations from Nikki, Marie's daughter on things to do and places to see. The big highlight was going out on Capt Jimmy's boat, Kiote! Enjoyed sailing around Huuricane hole and Sara taking us on a guided snorkeling trip of the beautiful mangroves. Saw all sorts of marine wild life! Loved the Coral bay side of island and loved Iola!!! We would stay there again!

                                                              Awesome Breeze

                                                              Frank F.

                                                              This place has amazing views and we had an awesome breeze all week. Meticulously built and maintained. we had just 2 in our party but this would be very comfortable for 4. Awesome job and hats off to Margie and Jonesy!!

                                                              Exceeded expectations

                                                              ELA H.

                                                              We had no idea what we were doing when we booked this trip. Definitely read trip advisor for lots of tips about hiking, activities etc. with regard to our accommodations – we got so lucky. This house is truly beautiful and very nicely appointed. The view is priceless. I am so glad we stayed at this part of the island - get out of Cruz Bay for sure. Things we did not know: Margie and Jones and their dog live downstairs. You want to come prepared for island living and not expect five star white glove convenience. This is a DIY vacation. Bring shoes you can hike in, don't waste water, don't expect A/C. We loved every minute. Tip: forgo the master bedroom and sleep on the bed on the porch - you will awaken to the most incredible view daily and an ocean breeze. Absolutely beautiful.


                                                              Estate Concordia A, Saint John, USVI

                                                              'Iola' is located 10 minutes past Coral Bay 'Town' on the quiet end of St John. Suggest you rent a 4wd vehicle to enjoy the adventures and all the many beaches you want to explore. From Cruz Bay cross the island via Centerline Road takes 30 to 40 minutes. Other Activities: St John has over 40 hiking trails thru the national park & over 22 beaches. Snorkeling is excellent in aqua bays.

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Quotes are for 2 adult guests. 10:00AM check out and 3:00PM check in Add $500 for 3rd person and $900 for total of 4 persons. Pay by Visa, Master Card, Discover, echeck., or check by mail. Get your rental jeep EARLY so they don't sell out.

                                                              75 Reviews
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