Upscale, Private 1- Br Cottage With Detached Kitchen, Pool And Stunning Views.
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 Estate Carolina
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. 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 were visited by hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017. Skyloft was damaged, but the damage was repairable. Except for the entry stairs, which were destroyed, no critical infrastructure was damaged. The roof and deck remained intact. We flew down to St. John in November 2017, and stayed, affecting repairs through the beginning of May 2018. Work is ongoing, though the stairway has been fully rebuilt and is ready now. The entire villa has been restored, cleaned and repainted inside and out. We are returning in November 2018 to supervise the remaining recovery work and complete our "task list". We have delayed opening our home for guest rental until January 2019 because we want to be sure every detail is attended to. We are currently (July, 2018) accepting reservations for January 2019 and beyond. 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 tropical woodland.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Well built, well maintained, clean, well stocked villa for two people. The drive up the hill to the house is an adventure, the 50 steps can be tiring after a day of hiking...but the view from the deck is well worth it. Cooked at home on the grill every day (two grocery stores within a mile), swam in the pool (shared with some frogs & lizards once the sun goes down), loved taking a refreshing outdoor shower , watched a little tv at night before going to sleep (Netflix, fire stick), posted pics of our day (WiFi is good), but mostly just sat at the little bar height table on the deck and enjoyed the amazing view. Communication with owner & local host was excellent.
Just as great as our 1st stay!
This was the 2nd time we stayed at Skyloft and it was just as wonderful as the 1st time! It is such a relaxing retreat away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. You can’t even tell if the hurricanes did any damage to the property. We will never get sick of the view from the deck overlooking Coral Bay and waking up with the sunrise!
This is our 5th time staying on the islands. Skyloft was by far our favorite view. The drive to the house was VERY steep and challenging but you get used to it.
The 2 building lay out was really unique, most of your time is spent outside. We used the pool every morning and most evenings. Jim was always accessible by text. We recommend this beautiful home!! It definitely had a “glamorous camping “ vibe. Thank you Jim!!!
Jackie and Paul Raymond- February 2019
We had an amazing honeymoon week staying on St. John in Skyloft! Jim went above and beyond with staying in contact on our day of arrival and making sure we had the exact directions on how to get from the airport to the ferry and to St. John.... this was such a anxiety reducer for our first trip to the islands. Also when there was going to be some construction near the house he kept us updated with the potential times of the road being blocked. We loved relaxing on the deck in mornings just soaking in the view and watching how the colors over the water changed as the sun got higher. The open/outdoor kitchen was perfect. We loved cooking breakfast on the grill and having the option to cook dinner instead of going out...but found plenty of delicious places to eat on the island! We were definitely surprised by the climb up the mountain to get to the house but we live in the country and take yearly trips to the Black Hills riding side by sides through the mountains so it was nothing we weren't used to driving although I could see how it could be a little scary for someone who has never been on roads like that. The only complaint we have would be the lack of curtains on the bedroom windows...I get not wanting to block the views and experience of the island but we would of liked to be able to sleep in a little later in the mornings beings we were on vacation but the sun would wake us up by 6/6:30. Thanks again for sharing your home and all your help Jim, we hope to be back sometime in the future!
Outstanding Villa, with exquisite attention to detail
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
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.
Coral Bay is a small residential community on the eastern end of St. John. It borders the Virgin Islands National Park. There are five restaurants within a five minute drive from the house including the well-known Skinny Legs Bar, Indigo Grill, Oasis, Pickles, Wok on the Beach, and Aqua Bistro. There are plenty of bays for snorkeling and beaches for swimming. There are two convenience stores and a larger market all within 3 miles of Skyloft.
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.