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Romantic, Private 1 Br Getaway With Pool And Stunning Views

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Upscale 1- Br Cottage With Detached Kitchen, Pool And Stunning Views.

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IMPORTANT:

THE CORAL BAY, ST JOHN, USVI AREA WAS SIGNIFICANTLY AFFECTED BY HURRICANE IRMA ON SEPTEMBER 6TH.

WE DO NOT KNOW THE STATUS OF SKYLOFT YET. PLEASE WATCH THIS LISTING OVER TIME FOR UPDATES. WE WILL HAVE CONCRETE INFORMATION AFTER WE TRAVEL TO ST. JOHN IN LATE SEPTEMBER.

PLEASE REFERENCE THE REFUND POLICY IF YOU HAVE A RESERVATION AND WISH TO CHANGE YOUR PLANS.

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Skyloft, a modern vacation cottage newly constructed in 2015, is perched on a tropical hillside 600 feet above Coral Bay one mile from the Virgin Islands National Park Border. It is one-half mile from the shops and restaurants of Coral Bay. The home consists of two buildings, a kitchen and a bedroom/bathroom. There is a spacious tile deck, a back deck shaded area, and a 12-foot diameter freshwater pool. There are two tropical outdoor showers. Access to the Skyloft deck and the spectacular view is by way of three flights of stairs from the cement parking area.

Many Coral Bay Restaurants, such as Skinny Legs, Indigo Grill, Pickles, Oasis, and Aqua Bistro, are less than one mile away.

A 10 minute drive northwest brings you to the Maho, Cinnamon, and Trunk Bay beaches. A 10 minute drive east brings you to Salt Pond Beach. Also within this radius are hiking trails, plantation ruins, water sports rentals, restaurants, bars and shops.

The Skyloft indoor kitchen includes a sink, a 2-burner stove top, a small microwave, blender, toaster, a unique, full-capacity, under-counter refrigerator/freezer, cabinets and eat-in counter space for 2. There is a small but complete inventory of cooking pans and pots along with necessary utensils and plates.

The outdoor kitchen features a built-in gas grill, a sink and electricity. There is a sheltered outdoor dining/lounging area between the two buildings. Skyloft is specifically designed for guests seeking privacy and elegant outdoor living.

The bedroom is a separate, enclosed, fully-screened building with a queen-sized bed, ceiling-fan, air conditioning, two closets, and an enclosed bathroom featuring access to an outdoor shower. The outdoor shower has stunning views of Coral Bay, Hurricane Hole, Tortola, Norman Island and the Sir Francis Drake Channel.

The large tiled outdoor deck is perfect for lounging, dining and relaxing. At the east end of the deck is a 12-foot diameter freshwater pool. The second outdoor shower is by the pool.

Skyloft faces Northeast. The sun travels behind the property in the southern sky, providing natural shade for the deck in the morning and in the afternoon. There is all-day shade in the outdoor dining area and off to the side of the deck by the hammock.

The property is secluded and private, surrounded by a lush tropical forest.

Beach towels, beach chairs, and a cooler are available for excursions.

Skyloft is closed during the months of August and September. Check the calendar for precise closing and opening dates.

More Details

Property Manager
Jim Pfeiffer
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

About Jim Pfeiffer

We live in Southern New Hampshire and enjoy escaping the Winter.

Jim Pfeiffer purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Jim Pfeiffer chose St John

We have vacationed on the island of St. John for over 25 consecutive years. We started as campers at the Cinnamon Bay Campground, graduated to a decade of bareboat chartering in the USVI and BVI, and then began renting vacation homes in Coral Bay. At first, we visited once a year, then twice a year, then on occasion, three times a year. It was pretty clear that we liked St. John and Coral Bay. We purchased the property in 2002, finalized building plans in 2013 and began construction in 2014. The project was completed in January of 2015. Skyloft is built to current construction codes, has an occupancy permit and has passed electrical and fire inspections.

Coralina Skyloft, named for its small footprint and spectacular VIP view of all the 'action' in Coral Bay, is our vision of simple, upscale, relaxing, tropical living. We are happy to share Skyloft with you. Welcome!

What makes this cottage unique

There are many wonderful homes and cottages for rent on St. John. We designed our home to include the best features from all of our rental and camping experiences over the years including upscale villas, Maho Bay Campground, Cinnamon Bay and Concordia Eco-retreat. Skyloft features affordability, privacy, outdoor living and cooking, screened-in sleeping, two spectacular outdoor showers, a small private pool, unbeatable views and a shaded, undeveloped, sitting area at the edge of a mature tropical forest.

Amenities

Estate Carolina Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Bedroom sink, enclosed toilet, an outdoor shower
  • There is a second outdoor shower by the pool.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
  • 12x12 Bedroom with bathroom. Sink, two closets, air conditioning. ceiling fan. Two closets. Outdoor shower.
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
You are surrounded by a lush tropical forest. Coral Bay, St. John was designated the #4 out of 52 places to go by the New York Times on January 7, 2016. Rainwater is collected and stored in cisterns. Water is then pumped through a "whole house" state-of-the-art water filtering and purification system.

Reviews

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Romantic, Private 1 Br Getaway With Pool And Stunning Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
5

Outstanding Villa, with exquisite attention to detail

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in in August, 2017, in celebration of 26 years of Marriage, and are still raving about this trip. This location is outstanding! The view alone NEVER gets old -- absolutely breathtaking view of Coral Bay from this deck. We managed to snorkel at 9 of the 39 beaches St. John has to offer. This place is so well engineered and appointed that we are STILL talking about how impressed with were with this stay. Emily, the Caretaker is a delight to coordinate with, and this was our favorite vacation ever. As for the driveway, put your Jeep in 4 wheel drive, and TRUST the Jeep -- It will get you there! WE ate all our meals prepared at the outdoor kitchen, and cooled off in the refreshing pool after our daily snorkeling trips. Each beach offers a truly unique reef and sea creatures to explore! Highly suggest Waterlemon Cay! Thanks Jim (Owner) and Emily. Truly an epic place to stay

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Absolutely beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful, every detail of this house was well thought out. Stunning view's especially from the outdoor shower. Beautiful beaches, we went to little lameshur,cinnamon bay (our favorite ) salt pond and trunk. The tripple b down the bottom of the road was delicious for breakfast also highly enjoyed indigo grill for dinner. Will dream of coming b a k here again until we make it back.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect Place to Drop off the Face of the Planet

  • 5 of 5

Just as promised. The pictures on the internet capture this place exactly as it was, which was beautiful. The weather was hotter and more humid than I expected, and we were there April 22nd thru 29th, so having an air conditioner in the bedroom made the difference between a nice vacation and a great vacation. Based on the pictures, I did not think we would really use the enclosed but open-air kitchen, but when we got there, it was the most wonderful perch to watch the comings and goings in the beautiful Coral Bay harbor below. Just a delightful place--if we ever go back, we hope we will be able to book a reservation at this place. The driveway was just part of the adventure: intimidating at first, but definitely doable, even for this 56 year old woman who has never put anything in 4-wheel drive. I DID IT, AND EVEN WITHOUT BREAKING THE WINE BOTTLES IN THE BACK OF THE JEEP!!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Much needed R&R

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just returned from Skyloft after one week of total relaxation in paradise! We loved the privacy and the views were awesome. We almost had to force ourselves to go anywhere though we did do some snorkeling, hiking and dining out. But our favorite thing to do was sit on the deck with a good book and enjoy the incredible beauty around us. As others have stated, the driveway is pretty freaky at first but just take it slow and you'll be fine. It's well worth the trek up the mountainside. The cottage itself was well done with quality materials like the beautiful countertops and cabinets in the kitchen and the tiled outdoor showers. We loved that feature! The outdoor seating was comfortable - so much nicer than the cheap plastic options! At night, we always turned on the landscape lighting - so pretty. The pool felt a little chilly at the beginning of the week (rain days) but Emily told us where to find the solar cover and that helped warm it up once the sun was out all day. This location was perfect for us too - we liked the quiet beaches that were close by. We found plenty of places to eat out right in Coral Bay - the furthest we drove was to Caneel Bay. It was a great getaway for us and we hope to go back someday. Thank you Jim for sharing your home with us! Thanks also to Emily - both of you were very attentive and helpful during the entire process.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Much needed R&R

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just returned from Skyloft after one week of total relaxation in paradise! We loved the privacy and the views were awesome. We almost had to force ourselves to go anywhere though we did do some snorkeling, hiking and dining out. But our favorite thing to do was sit on the deck with a good book and enjoy the incredible beauty around us. As others have stated, the driveway is pretty freaky at first but just take it slow and you'll be fine. It's well worth the trek up the mountainside. The cottage itself was well done with quality materials like the beautiful countertops and cabinets in the kitchen and the tiled outdoor showers. We loved that feature! The outdoor seating was comfortable - so much nicer than the cheap plastic options! At night, we always turned on the landscape lighting - so pretty. The pool felt a little chilly at the beginning of the week (rain days) but Emily told us where to find the solar cover and that helped warm it up once the sun was out all day. This location was perfect for us too - we liked the quiet beaches that were close by. We found plenty of places to eat out right in Coral Bay - the furthest we drove was to Caneel Bay. It was a great getaway for us and we hope to go back someday. Thank you Jim for sharing your home with us! Thanks also to Emily - both of you were very attentive and helpful during the entire process.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Jim! This place is truly amazing. We appreciate you sharing it with us!! Emily and Anthony are wonderful as well!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Map

Cinnamon Bay Beach
"This could be the best beach on the island of St. John."
Pickles in Paradise
"Great for Breakfast and Lunch. Great Sandwiches!"
Nearest Airport
24 Miles
Cyril E King International Airport, St. Thomas
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Aqua Bistro, Oasis, Pickles, Skinny Legs
Nearest Ferry
9 Miles
Cruz Bay, St. John VI
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 10 Centerline Road
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Aqua Bistro, Oasis, Pickles, Skinny Legs
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Salt Pond Beach
Car: necessary

Coral Bay is a small unspoiled village on the eastern end of St. John. It borders the Virgin Islands National Park. There are five restaurants within a ten minute drive from the house including the well-known Skinny Legs Bar, Indigo Grill, Oasis, Pickles, and Aqua Bistro.

Many pristine north shore beaches, including Maho, Trunk and Cinnamon are 10 minutes away. Cruz Bay, a hub of activity where the ferry from St. Thomas is located, is 30 minutes from Coral Bay.

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $30
Damage Deposit $500

There are three flights of stairs from the upper driveway parking to the Skyloft deck.

St. John is steep and volcanic. Guests must rent a 4-wheel-drive Jeep or equivalent vehicle with high road clearance. Secondary roads on the island of St. John are unpaved and not maintained. Late model, all-wheel-drive SUVs, which rental companies consider 4WD, may not have enough road clearance for St. John roads. 3/4 of the .5 mile road from the paved route 107 sea level road to Skyloft is cement roadway. 1/4 of this road is unpaved and requires 4 Wheel Drive.

The tax imposed by the USVI Government on vacation rentals is 12.5%

We urge our guests traveling during the Winter months to secure travel cancellation insurance that covers bad weather airline cancellation. Because our operational costs and property management costs are fixed and apply to your stay regardless of whether or not you arrive at Skyloft, We cannot offer you a refund for nights that you miss due to airline flight cancellations - for any reason. Trip insurance covering airline flight cancellation is a good idea at all times, but it is particularly useful during the Winter months.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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