Villa, 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4)
About Beth Racine
We are Bob and Pat. We purchased Bay House to serve as a respite from the Western NY snowy winters. Bay House offers a place for us to gather with our children and grandchildren. Our daughter, Beth, manages the VRBO account for us.
Beth Racine purchased this Villa in 2001
Why Beth Racine chose Estate Carolina
We love the community and beauty of St John. We have made friends with a number of families on island and have enjoyed getting involved in local issues. Pat is a member of the Moravian church--she sings in the choir. We enjoy hiking, snorkeling, and sunbathing on the beach and walking to all the wonderful Coral Bay restaurants.
What makes this Villa unique
We can spend hours on the porch enjoying the breezes and beautiful animals, people, and nature of St John.
Pool / Spa
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Great house in a convenient location
We stayed for a week in late August. The house is in a great spot within walking distance (although up a steep hill) to most spots in Coral Bay. The house has great views with a large deck and pool.
We had a problem with the air conditioner, that was fixed quickly.
I would recommend this house to anyone with 3-4 guests.
Great views and convenient for a Coral Bay vacation.
This house is right in Coral Bay a short distance from Dolphin Market and Aqua Bistro. It is perfect for couples or a group of 4 with two large bedrooms with on suite baths. The views of the harbor are wonderful, and the pool is refreshing after days at the beach or out exploring. If you're looking for a place to relax and take things easy, then this is the place. The arrival and departure arrangements were the easiest we've ever had. Terri makes sure that everything is as hassle-free as possible and is just fabulous at making sure things are taken care of. We recommend without hesitation.
Loved this Villa and Coral Bay
This was our first time visiting the USVI. We loved the location of the Villa, right in Coral Bay. We could easily walk to the plaza down the hill which had a grocery store, restaurant, shops, and ATM (although the walk back, up a very steep hill, might be difficult for some). Coral Bay did not feel crowded, like it did in Cruz Bay. The Villa itself was very clean and comfortable. We cooked several meals in the kitchen, which had all necessary pot/ pans and tools. Our family of four slept well at night. The decks had incredible views, lovely breezes, and our kids enjoyed the pool. We visited several beaches, did some snorkeling, and went on a few hikes, all within 15-20 minutes drive. If we ever return to St. John, we would definitely choose this Villa again!
What a view!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Bay House was very well maintained and spacious for a big family of 4. All of us are six feet plus and we had plenty of room without feeling like we were in each-others space. It had all the amenities you would ever need for cooking and making drinks. The pool was awesome. We took a dip every morning and every evening. When not at one of 39 beaches, we spent most of our time on the pool and upper decks. All I can say is WHAT A BREEZE! All day and all night the cooling trade-winds blew. We enjoyed coffee in the morning and dinners in the evenings out there. The owner and management company were a pure joy to work with when setting up our recent stay. We loved it so much so that we are already planning our next stay!
Bay House was perfect. Great location on Coral bay. The house was well maintained and had everything we needed, including beach chairs, towels and a cooler. The location was great, just up the hill from three restaurants and the grocery store, made for an easy walk to dinner if we chose to go out. Highly recommend the Carribean Oasis restaurant. The location allowed us to sit on our porch and enjoy the great local music from the nearby bar. There are some very talented musicians on St. John! The outdoor space is beautiful with the covered porch and the pool deck. The property manager was great. As first timers to St. John, she gave us great advice for snorkeling and the best times to se the more popular beaches. Thanks Terry! We had a wonderful week and will definitely be back to St. John and Bay House.
If You Could Only Bottle This Breeze
I am sadly writing this on the drive back to Connecticut. Bay House was truly lovely. It was our 3rd time visiting St John and first time renting this particular villa. The view of Coral Bay is arresting and you have opportunities throughout the villa to experience it from the balconies. The rooms are painted blue and white - very soothing. The beds were quite comfy and we arrived to beautifully arranged linen in both rooms, fresh flowers in the kitchen window and on the dining table. The kitchen was well-appointed with everything you need, including a grill right on the deck. I love tiled flooring and the villa is tiled throughout. Our 3- and 6-year old sons loved coming back from the beach to play in the pool, play the checkers set that was there, and looking out for goats! Pristine beaches were a cool 20 minutes drive away - our faves are Maho, Jumbie, and a worthwhile trail hike to Leinester. Right at the bottom of the villa is the Crabby Shack where my hubby was able to rent a kayak and take our 6-year old out for $30 for 2 hours. Excellent experience. Then 6-minutes from the villa is Carolina's Corral where I was able to take our 3-year old for a 45-minute donkey ride for $25 - he was ecstatic! Fave restaurant in Coral Bay is Miss Lucy's - 15 minutes up on the same main road as the villa. Faves in Cruz Bay - Across the Street ( wonderful fish tacos and onion rings & drinks!!) and Ocean Grill in Mongoose Grill - wonderful everything!! The most beautiful part of our weeklong stay at Bay House was the incomparable sea breeze we got - we never used the AC. Between the view and the breeze - it was divine. Terry, the property manager was gracious and patient as we endured a 2-hour Budget rental car fiasco and met us when we eventually got to our meet up point for her to guide us to the villa. She was the tight balance of attentive and responsive without being intrusive. Thank you!!