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Almost Heaven - Book six nights get 7th free!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 15 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 2-6)

This luxurious, home offers a respite on Bordeaux Mountain. This two-level house has a spectacular, panoramic view of surrounding Coral Bay and the neighboring Tortola and Drake's Passage.

This spacious house was finished with West Indian stonework both inside and out. It has three bedrooms--including two queen size bedrooms and also one master bedroom with a king-size bed--and three full bathrooms. The two bedrooms open, via sliding doors, onto the completely screened in porches.

The sleek kitchen is fully functional with stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, and cherry wood cabinets. All the conveniences of home are here, such as a Keurig (coffee maker), blender, toaster - everything you need to relax and enjoy your home away from home.

Relax on upscale Caribbean furniture in the great room, surf the web on the WiFi, or watch a movie on the 42' inch television. Better yet, enjoy Bordeaux Mountain's cool summer breezes by stepping into the sun deck, which is fully furnished with chaises, chairs, and a table for outdoor dining or simply enjoying the view. The 45 foot lap pool and a six person hot tub make you feel you are almost in heaven.

Recommendations: This is on Bordeaux Mountain and all guests should have 4 wheel drive.

Keywords: Getaway, House

More Details

Owner
Daniel
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 22, 2017

Why Daniel chose St John

We had this villa built because we cannot imagine a better place to vacation than St. John. Our 'Almost Heaven' has a spectacular, panoramic view of surrounding Coral Bay and the neighboring Tortola and Drake's Passage.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you Clancy's for sharing your beautiful home! The villa was so luxurious, the attention to detail with décor and amenities takes it to a new standard for other vacation villas - don't think any can compare!
Dec 2013
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Amenities

Estate Carolina House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • The 3 bathrooms have showers.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2) One Queen size bedroom is located next to the great room. The King size bedroom and Queen size bedroom are on the lower level. \
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
All guests should have 4 wheel drive vehicles who decide to stay at this house.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.9259257 based on 32 reviews
5

Perfect home base to explore all corners of St. John!

  • 5 of 5

Spent 5 days and 4 nights at Almost Heaven and the house delivered in all areas! First-time renting a Villa for a larger party after visiting the island solo or plus 1 prior and the house was exactly what we needed. The view was incredible looking out into Coral Bay everyday and it was a great location to explore all the different beaches, restaurants, and shops on all different ends of the island. We hit up North Shore beaches numerous times, Salt Ponds/Rams Head, and made trips in town to Cruz Bay. Grocery store right down below as well in Coral Bay.

The AC units in the bedrooms worked very well and made sleeping very easy at night. When at the house, you will want to leave the doors and windows open in the main room on top floor with living room and kitchen with the breeze coming in off the deck.

Plenty of beach chairs, towels, and a cooler to bring along to all your beach adventures. Driveway and road were fine driving on as someone who has visited St. John's plenty of times before but as usual 4 wheel drive required. Easiest to just drive into the driveway when parking then when leaving back out and make a 3 or 4 pt turn up the driveway in front of the neighbor's house to change directions when you head out to the main road.

We didn't use the pool that much except for a few dips after beach days, but was nice. Make sure to keep pool lights off at night though to limit bugs getting in pool to clean out next day.

Besides needing to reset the wifi at the start of the trip since house hadn't been rented a few weeks, we didn't need to contact the owners or property manager at all during the trip. We even got a personal escort to follow from Cruz Bay to the house as we stopped at the Beach Bar for a late lunch when traveling to the island on day 1.

House is great if you got teenage/young adult kids and also would work well for couples with the 3 bedrooms. All beds are large enough for 2 people to share.

The deck is a great place to have meals at. We often ate breakfast and dinner at the villa, while lunch out.

Only knock is they need to replace the vacuum because doesn't seem to work to use to get sand out of returning your rental. There is a vacuum at the gas station in Cruz Bay though before you return your jeep rental.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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View was great, house had some issues. Hot tub didn't work right. House was not all in good repair,.

  • 3 of 5

House is great. View was awesome. The road in was challenging, but very doable. The upkeep of the house was less than satisfactory. Lights burned out, dishwasher not properly installed. Hot tub worked part way part of the time. The property manager was nice, but did not return calls, or communicate what he would do to resolve the issues. The most disappointing part was that the issues with the hot tub were known , but had not been resolved prior to our stay. I do not like paying for services not rendered. We did have a wonderful time and will return to St John, but would not rent this property again.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Always Almost Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd time staying at Almost Heaven and we can't wait to go back! The house has everything you need to relax. Great beach chairs and cooler made spending the day at the beach a breeze. The house is perfectly located in Coral Bay and gets the best sunrise! Love the pool, hot tub, and outdoor shower!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Delightful property and amazing location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here over Thanksgiving - what a wonderful location at any time of year! To escape from the cold in New England and arrive to beautiful sunny skies on St John - that was certainly "Almost Heaven", And the house was fabulous with the most breathtaking view of Coral Bay from the veranda. Having breakfast out there every morning listening to the birds was all I needed to relax. This property is so well equipped with everything you need, and more. The pool and hot tub are amazing. We enjoyed the restaurants in Coral Bay and only went to Cruz bay once during our stay. The North Shore beaches are fabulous and all within easy reach of the property by car. We would definitely plan on returning.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home, great value

  • 5 of 5

* Well-equipped kitchen, pool, towels, etc.

* Fabulous views

* Air con in all 3 bedrooms was welcome

* Scary driveway (4WD is mandatory)

* About 20 minutes to the North Shore beaches

* Liked the funkier, less touristy atmosphere of Coral Bay, but if you're looking for a lot of nightlife, you may want to be closer to Cruz Bay.

We would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

This is the third year in a row my family has stayed at Almost Heave, The house is very comfortable, the view of Coral Bay is amazing. It is close to everything in Coral Bay and since St. John is a small island it is very easy to get to Cruz Bay. The pool is amazing. It has wi-fi, TV, cooking utensils. And the caretaker, Sylvester, is just a call away if you need anything. We love this place and plan on returning.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Car: necessary

Almost Heaven overlooks Coral Bay, Tortola

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Rates & Availability

Estate Carolina House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
Apr 16 2017 - Nov 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
$471
$3,297
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Year's
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 4 2018
15 night minimum stay
$11,200
Flat fee
 
 
High Season 2018
Jan 5 2018 - Apr 14 2018
4 night minimum stay
$550
$3,850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season 2018
Apr 15 2018 - Nov 17 2018
4 night minimum stay
$471
$3,297
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 12.5%

Rates are based on two people stay and does change based on the per person. Holiday rates do vary from the price listed please inquire directly. Rates are subject to change without notice.

Cleaning fee of $100 added for stays less than 4 nights.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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