House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Full Bathrooms, (Sleeps 2-6)
Why Daniel chose Estate Carolina
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 neighboring Tortola and Drake's Passage.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
We loved staying at “Almost Heaven” for 8 nights last month. The view was spectacular, the photos don’t do it justice. It was our first trip to St. John. Coral Bay is definitely more layed back than Cruz Bay and we were glad to be there. The house was very well setup as far as furnishings, linens, kitchen utensils, pot-pans etc. We were unable to get the wi-fi to work at all, nor could we use the hot tub as it was not working properly. The drive up the hill to the house was fun and we were glad to have a Jeep with 4x4. Our cell phones did not work at all at the house but worked from down the hill by Skinny Legs, aqua Bistro etc. Locals told us that ATT works well there but we had Verizon. It was nice to be “unplugged” . Again, you can’t beat this house and its stunning setting. Would definitely recommend it and hope to get back there soon.
Hi KJ - Thank you so much for your kind review! We were happy to have you. Please keep us in mind for future travel!
million dollar view
For a magnificent view, Almost Heaven is the place to stay. The pool area is a great place to hang out for morning sun and in the late evening when the stars are out. The screened dining area keeps bugs away while eating and provides shade during the heat of the day.
Perfect home base to explore all corners of St. John!
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.
View was great, house had some issues. Hot tub didn't work right. House was not all in good repair,.
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.
Always Almost Heaven!
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!
Beautiful home, great value
* 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.
Almost Heaven overlooks Coral Bay, Tortola. Our Villa is located ten minutes from the beautiful beaches and hiking trails. The Villa is a 20 minute drive from Cruz Bay on scenic Centerline Road.