|Minimum Stay||4 - 5 nights|
Sea Spirit is a VERY private 600-sq foot cottage superbly located on top of a dramatic cliff with sweeping ocean views and great breezes. Your privacy is ensured by National Park surroundings. It has some of the best hush-hush snorkeling at the front of the house that exists on island... caves, live reefs and ultramarine blue drop offs with rays and dolphins. There is a resident spotted eagle ray at the front of the house. From its unique location you can walk to 2 pristine beaches. Kiddle Bay is very Maine-like with large flat stones that crackle at night, becoming sandy on one side. The other is Grootpan Bay and tends to be empty. If there is ever anyone there, it tends to be a nude beach. It is a mix of sand, small pebbles and coral. Both bays offer awesome snorkeling.
A short drive takes you to either Salt Pond Beach or the Lameshuur bays. Your constant companions are the umbrella of stars at night, the smell of salt air and the sounds of the wind and the waves and the occasional deer grazing in the yard. The restaurants and shopping amenities of Coral Bay are only minutes away, though you might prefer enjoying the deck. It won’t be long before your biggest worry is opting for sunset drinks at Sea Spirit or at one of the local eateries, stargazing while relaxing in the hot tub or enjoying the musical scene in Coral Bay.
What’s no dilemma is our rates, we challenge anybody to procure such an experience as Sea Spirit for the price. Such a well-appointed cottage in such a one-of-a-kind location simply can’t be compared to any other St John house. Should you go for the Sea Spirit experience, you have to be warned: you’ll be back!
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Sea Spirit found me. When I walked onto this deck for the first time in my life I sat there for hours and watched the stars and moon shining on the sea. I felt a sea of spirit and not only knew that this house had captured me, but there was no doubt about its name, it was Sea Spirit. The healing quality of this little gem never failed me ever since. I know for sure that every new guest to Sea Spirit gets the same suckerpunch when he/she walks that deck. I hope you will enjoy this experience, too!
Terry R Witham purchased this villa in 2000
A unique "Old Style" St John experience awaits you at Sea Spirit.
Ultimate oceanfront experience with crashing waves, live reef below and the infinity of the sea on all sides.
We had a wonderful time at Sea Spirit. The place is very remote and you definitely need a 4-wheel drive, but that it what we were looking for. The view off the deck is absolutely amazing. There are 2 bays on either side of the cottage that you can walk to. There is usually not a sole at either one. The snorkeling at these bays, and directly in front of the cottage, was the best on the island, in our opinion. We also loved driving a couple miles down the main road (which turns into a very bumpy dirt road) to Lameshur Beach. It was always un-crowded and gorgeous. The restaurants/bars we enjoyed most on the island were The Beach Bar in Cruz Bay and Skinny Legs in Coral Bay. The cottage itself was small, but met all our needs. We appreciated that there was a cooler and beach chairs that we could haul with us while exploring the island. The landscaping around the cottage was beautiful. We cannot wait to go back and would not want to stay anywhere else on the island as this spot is perfect.
It saddens me that we must say good-bye to Sea Spirit!!! It has been a tranquil 16 days!!!
Sea Spirit has been Paradise ... Peace and tranquility .... Experiencing a very Relaxed state of mind... And we we are now Recharged to return to the real world !!!!
Sea Spirit is so perfectly located out in the quiet on a cliff above the sea to enjoy the beauty and wonder of the sea, clouds, stars and moon! There is nothing more mesmerizing than watching the vast sea into the horizons. We spent every night on the deck stargazing and moon watching!
And then to be able to take a 2 minute walk to either Kiddel or Grootpan Bay for an early evening snorkel is a bonus! We love to be one with the sea as we snorkel!
We spent many mornings snorkeling the other bays : Greater Lameshur, Little Lameshur, Salt Pond, Waterlemon Cay, Haulover, Hanson Bays!!! So many corals, fish, stingray, turtles and was even privileged to see an octopus!
Hiked Lameshur Trail to the Petroglyphs and Reef Bay/Genti Bay and hiked to Ram Head and Drunk Bay!
Well those are the highlights of our trip ...
Sea Spirit provided us with the perfect accommodations for a better then meditation experience...splendidly tranquil, relaxing and energizing ... THANKYOU for a memorable trip to St John - Coral Bay!!!
Marsha and Wes
In the parlance of river rafters, rapids are rated 1-5. Except for the Colorado. Winding it's way through the Grand Canyon, it's rapids are rated 1-10. Sea Spirit is to other vacation homes what the Colorado is to other rivers. I do not exaggerate to say it is in a class by itself. Hence ten stars.
There is something about Sea Spirit.
Overwhelming beauty. From the moment one steps out on to the deck, nothing but the Caribbean Sea lies before you. At night the sky blossoms with stars. The Southern Cross is clearly visible above the horizon. While there are many wonderful restaurants on St. John, the sea, the sky and the stars provide a compelling incentive to dine nightly on the deck.
There is something about Sea Spirit.
The owners, Terry and Oliver have clearly lovingly attended to Sea Spirit. There is nothing shoddy or mediocre about the villa itself or the appliances within.
We plan to return to Sea Spirit. We have stayed at different places on St. John but there has been nothing like Sea Spirit. It has touched our souls and we are somehow richer for the experience.
There is something about Sea Spirit.
Sea Spirit is a very special place, and we can't wait to go back! My husband and I usually stay at resorts for our one week away alone without the kids, and this year we decided to try a villa on St. John instead. Everything about Sea Spirit far exceeded our expectations! The villa is extremely private- it's only you, the birds, and the ocean. The entire front wall opens so that you feel you're in nature the entire time. We enjoyed breakfast every morning on the deck overlooking the ocean, watching the boats, and feeding the bananaquits the sugar they so love. It was unbelievably relaxing.
I couldn't believe how well stocked the villa was- Terry and Olivier have thought of everything! Even though we had packed suitcases of food and provisions, the house had plenty of paper products, cleaning supplies, beach supplies, etc. The kitchen appliances were good quality- a feature we were happy to find since we like to cook. Everything was comfortable and right where we needed it.
Coral Bay was definitely what we were looking for- a little off the beaten path, and very chill. There is absolutely no need for dressing up on this side of the island! The restaurants were great (Aqua Bistro and Shipwreck were our faves, but the burgers at Skinny Legs were fantastic too!), and the snorkeling was the best we've ever done. We did a lot of hiking and exploring different beaches. Renting a jeep is a MUST for all the crazy bumpy dirt roads!
We can't wait to go back next year. It was by far the best vacation we've had. Thank you Terry!!
Our definition of heaven! Our third time in Sea Spirit was as wonderful as the first. St John under the stars is just what one needs for a spring break. Alone in the middle of a wilderness park... Be sure to take advantage of all the great eating on this end of the island, the quiet beaches, and leave plenty of time just loafing on the deck watching the folks snorkeling the reef below the deck, the turtles doing the same, the jewel-like cruise ships sloooowly making their way across the horizon at night. Remember to loaf the first morning away, recharging with a cup of coffee! (There is the rest of the week in paradise, you know!). Take a day sail and snorkel the reefs or a day trip to Tortola or Virgin Gorda (bring your passport!). Don't forget to partake of the Fish tacos at the Tourist Trap at the top of Sugar Bird Hill! Your hosts, Terry and Olivier, are always available for information, assistance or a friendly chat. St John come soon (again!!).
My wife and I stayed at the Sea Spirit in Dec 2014. It is as described in other reviews. The view from the deck in all directions is breathtaking. It is close to outstanding snorkeling locations and the restaurants of Coral Bay. However, the most outstanding feature is the deck. Sea Spirit is extremely well stock with everything needed for a great vacation. Do go prepared for noseeums and a few mosquitos. Both Terry and Olivier were great to work with and a great source for St John advice.
This property is within a 2 minute walk to two National Park beaches. Stargazing can be exceptional due to lack of light pollution.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Apr 16 2017 - Dec 16 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.