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Exquisite Mediterranean-Inspired Villa: Now Accepting Winter 2018 Bookings!

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,500 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Exquisite Romantic Villa in Coral Bay - perfect for 1-3 couples but will sleep 8

Villa Solemare is a romantic luxury villa in Coral Bay, St John, VI that says “I Love You” in any language - perfect and cozy for 1-3 couples or gatherings of close family & friends. Will sleep 8 total guests.

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*Shorter stays of 5-6 nights are OK, but carry a $250 fee. ALL cleaning fees, concierge & personal escort to our villa are included. VI Hotel Taxes of 12.5% will be collected by HomeAway/VRBO. Base price reflects the 1BR rate. Additional guests are $35/night.

3 magnificent bedrooms, w/ private baths en suite - bedrooms are fully air-conditioned.

Accommodates 3 couples + 2 more on twin beds comfortably. Features exquisite marble baths, European furnishings and mahogany details throughout. Villa Solemare is a romantic villa that feels equally comfortable for a multitude of vacation villa guest configurations. Spacious and inviting for families, yet still cozy and magnificent for a Honeymoon couple. Or great for 3 couples. Its professional chef's kitchen is ideal for caterers and a large outdoor/indoor reception areas will easily accommodate a wedding party of 25 or more. (ask about small weddings and receptions as a modest additional charge does apply).

Private & Perfect for Close Friends & Family

For close friends or family, Villa Solemare is perfect ideally for 1-3 couples - and maybe Mom or a couple of kids to make it 8 altogether. It has 3 full bedrooms with private marble baths with bidets and skylights in the main house – all enveloped in lush, tropical gardens. (All 3 Bedrooms are fully air-conditioned) Ask about our other magnificent neighboring villas if you need a larger space. Mooncottage HA - 363438 and the Teahouse Treehouse HA - 3892521 or Astral Ridge HA-4066065 - all exclusively managed by us for larger parties and within a 1-2 minute walk of each other ... extending your villas to NINE bedrooms if required ... as well as adding additional pools and hot tubs.

Old World Graciousness found here.

Although modern in every way, Villa Solemare is steeped in Old-world warmth with European antiques and large indoor & outdoor centralized meeting areas that are perfect for vacationing families to mingle, dine, play and reconnect. There are other larger Caribbean luxury rental homes on St. John, but only Villa Solemare has such breathtaking views and is built with such precision and care. Mahogany, Marble, Gardens & a 30,000 gallon disappearing edge pool. And, a view to die for.

Villa Solemare was built with love.

It is simply one-of-a-kind and unlike any luxury Caribbean villa on St. John. The original owner was a DC restaurateur who grew up in Genoa, Italy. When he first sailed to St. John, he saw the rarefied, panoramic views from this verdant hillside locale and was reminded of Sardinia's dramatic coastline where he grew up with clear blue skies and crystal clear turquoise waters. Therefore, Villa Solemare—villa of the Sun and Sea. He fell immediately in love and so will you. He built this romantic Caribbean dream home with the same time-consuming care that he put into every serving of his signature Risotto.

Romantic Dream Wedding Villa—Ultimate lifetime memories.

For small wedding parties, Villa Solemare comfortably accommodates both the wedding couple and a family of 4—all with private baths. Or consider this; Villa Solemare for the family, with the bride and groom staying at Mooncottage HA - 363438 or the Teahouse Treehouse HA - 3892521 on an adjoining estate separated by an acre of landscaped tropical gardens. Or add-in Astral Ridge HA - 4066065.

Villa Solemare has no equal when it comes to privacy, exquisite detail and warmth.

There are other Caribbean luxury rental homes in Coral Bay on St. John, but only Villa Solemare has such breathtaking views and was built with such precision and care. Enjoy the Caribbean Virgin Island view from your master bedroom in an antique king-sized, 4-poster bed or from the outdoor balcony. Refined, Mediterranean-inspired antique furnishings throughout. Not to be missed in this lifetime.


1. Travel Insurance: We highly recommend Travel Insurance for any unexpected problems such as family emergencies or rare severe weather issues. We cannot be held responsible for refunds of any kind due to these or other like occurrences. We will help you with a recommendation.

2. Let's Speak in Person: Generally, we like to speak to our guests in-person on the phone before we book the villa. You will also be required to sign our Standard Rental Agreement and Liability Waiver. Please note that our Rental Agreement and Liability Waiver will supersede any other agreements.

3. Pack light.

Thank you for your understanding. You will absolutely LOVE your stay.

Kind regards,


More Details

Property Manager
Brian: General Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, Kindness
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Brian: General Manager

My name is Brian. I am the exclusive manager for Villa Solemare.

I also own and operate Mooncottage HA# 229582 on adjoining estates. This is my most lovely Italian neighbor's property of 20 years in which I exclusively rent and manage on their behalf for the last 9 years. Please call me anytime - you will receive the same exceptional service.

Brian: General Manager purchased this villa in 2005

Why Brian: General Manager chose Estate Calabash Boom

It is simply the finest villa in Coral Bay ... with exceptional views and is an amazing property. It is very cozy for 1-3 couples or small families. Sleeps 8 altogether.

What makes this villa unique

Quiet, peaceful and private


Estate Calabash Boom Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21 ...
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Loud partying and music after 8PM must cease as we live in a quiet rural residential area and sound travels on the wind. Please respect the peace.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • En Sutie 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    En suite 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    En Suite 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , This is the guest house (Pagoda) with Private Bath
  • 3 magnificent bedrooms fully air-conditioned. Sleeps 8 altogether.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Main house above pool
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Main house pool side
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Main house garden
  • Villa Solemare features a flexible rental plan that offers couples to gatherings of close family and friends 3 magnificent bedrooms, all with full, private baths en suite. This Caribbean villa's clever floor plan flexibly accommodates 2-6 guests comfortably and features exquisite marble and mahogany details throughout. Villa Solemare is a romantic villa that feels equally comfortable for a multitude of vacation villa guest configurations - cozy yet magnificent for couples, spacious and inviting for close friends and family. For close friends or family, Villa Solemare is perfect for 2-3 couples. It has 3 full bedrooms (fully air-conditioned)all with private marble baths and skylights in the main house all enveloped in lush, tropical gardens.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The three bedrooms in the main house are fully air-conditioned.


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Charlotte, NC

Perfect Home for Families

  • 5 of 5

What an incredibly beautiful, relaxing home you have. It has been a real privilege to spend time here and we thank you for opening it up. We visited beaches, hiked, spent many hours on floats in the pool, and cooked some great meals. It is the perfect home for families to vacation and spend some memorable time together. Thank you so much!!

Jim & Vicki (from NC)

P.S. Special kudos and appreciation to Bob McNabb. Any problem that came up he fixed immediately. You are the best Bob!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Villa Solemare Is Outstanding

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Villa Solemare was fantastic. The Villa was completely as represented and a great place to stay on St John. We had 3 couples and the house set up was great, including privacy and great common areas. The view was incredible and the Island manager was very attentive and helpful.

I'd thoroughly recommend the Villa and we look forward to a return visit.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Save you money

  • 1 of 5

Our stay at Solemare was a complete disappointment. Neglected and run down things are held together with zip ties. Water smelled bad and was discussting. Window hardware didn't work or was completely broken. Way to much money to spend on such an inferior property

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: To all prospective and future guests. We take the quality, maintenance and customer service of our villa very seriously. We listen to all comments from guests. We respond professionally and in a timely manner to any and all issues brought to our attention. And, reviews are very important. We have a unanimous 5-star rating for a very good reason--because it is a magnificent villa with a glorious view and a wonderful staff. The truth be told, we gave to this guest at NO additional charge the use of an additional bedroom for friends visiting them on-island. When negative issues were brought to our attention via e-mail, (only after they returned home), we were in touch within 2 hours. And we spoke with this guest on the phone for more than 30 minutes--and we believed that all was well. In any case, above and beyond, we sent them a complimentary partial refund for their inconveniences. NOTE: None of these issues mentioned, (fact or fiction), were brought to our attention until after their departure--otherwise they would have been addressed immediately. That is our policy and quality code. Please take this one-and-only 1-star rating in the history of this villa with a grain of salt. We believe it was written in a reactionary manner without much regard to our customer service mentioned above or an appreciation what was really "right" with this exceptional villa. And, possibly written when spell-check was not functioning properly. Peace and understanding.
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Minneapolis/St. Paul

Absolutely Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Villa Solemare does NOT disappoint. From the moment you descend the stairs, through stunning foliage, you are wowed! And, then you see the view and your breath is literally taken away. From morning to night, the view enchants you – it is simply beautiful. The home itself is gorgeous, with large bedrooms, and MASSIVE bathrooms and showers larger than some NYC apartments (not really, but they are huge). We were at VS for one week, with another couple, to celebrate my 40th birthday and our 10 year wedding anniversary and it could not have been any better. The weather in STJ was oftentimes overcast, with rain, during our stay, but that made for unbelievably beautiful forever changing views and difference in water colors. The hardest part of the week was leaving every morning …..

If you're thinking about going, go.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Washington DC

As Good As It Gets

  • 5 of 5

Wow. Brian runs a first class operation. Great communication, fast follow up and Bob is on every detail on island. The property itself has incredible views, incredible privacy, a great pool and is decorated with first class details that make you feel like you transported an Italian villa to the Caribbean. We blended the luxury of the villa with a week of sea to summit to sea hikes and great swims on perfect beaches. We chose to cook at home so we could spend more time with the view.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful get away.

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from two beautiful weeks at Solemare with 6 adults. The house is beautiful but the view is extraordinary. We spent most our time on the patio and pool area because your eyes are so drawn to the beauty of the surroundings! The kitchen is well equipped and it comes with a nice grill, we cooked in a lot. Fresh fish is available at Calabash market three days a week. I loved Coral Bay and the layed back style of this sleepy little fishing village.

Plus I love to hike and the trails are so gorgeous and well maintained. And what can I say about the beaches, they're some of the most beautiful in the world. I need to mention that the kitchen has all this beautiful Italian pottery to use, so fun! I could go on and on but you get the idea. Bob is also very helpful and available for anything you need.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
St. Thomas
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Shipwreck Landing, Aqua Bistro, Ms. Lucys
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
St Thomas
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Shipwreck Landing, Aqua Bistro, Ms. Lucys
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Salt Pond, Lameshur, Maho & Francis Bay Beaches
Car: necessary

A romantic luxury St. John villa rental nestled into a verdant Caribbean hillside, built from native hardwoods, marble and surrounded by lush tropical gardens—it is a Caribbean villa without compare. Just minutes from St. John's legendary pristine beaches and protected coral reefs, once you arrive at this romantic villa you may never care to leave. Designed to take full advantage of panoramic 5-star views, sunshine, sea views, soft trade breezes and ulta-secluded natural splendor of a Caribbean hillside. Situated near the border of the National Park, it is surrounded by untouched tropical forests.

Located in quiet Calabash Boom, enjoy hiking, snorkeling, sailing, swimming and relaxing. When you arrive at Villa Solemare, you will simply not believe your eyes - directly facing Hurricane Hole National Monument (Virgin Islands version of Mt. Rushmore) and down-island views of sailors' paradise Sir Francis Drake's Passage. Numerous tasty restaurants and local bars are only minutes away.

Golf: Golf is available on St. Thomas...only a short ferry ride away. St. John does not have any golf courses.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.5%

Travel Insurance: We highly recommend this. Rental Agreement: If you book and pay with HomeAway, you will still be required to sign our standard Rental Agreement and Liability Waiver Agreement which will supersede any and all prior agreements. Shorter stays of 5 nights are available but carry a $250 short-stay surcharge.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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