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Beachfront Suite at Quiet Friis Bay

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Awaken at Pelican Beach to amazing sunrises here on the peaceful Coral Bay side of St. John USVI. Pelican Beach, one of the few St. John vacation rentals available directly on the beach, features fabulous outside living spaces with breathtaking views, cool evening breezes and almost daily visits from soaring, diving pelicans. At this unique, waterfront St. John accommodation, you will be lulled into peaceful bliss by the sound of the surf, both day and night.

Spend a lazy afternoon under the Seagrape tree canopy on our deck directly on a beautiful coral beach. Gazing out on the clear blue and aqua tranquil waters, don't be surprised to actually see a fish swimming by or to be dazzled by the air acrobatics of a leaping eagle ray. The semi private beach is available within footsteps from the grounds with some of the best snorkeling on the island because it is seldom disturbed. You never know what to expect from the amazing sea life.

Relax in our round gazebo, with its comfortable large furniture, and absorb the panoramic views from Tortola (BVI), East End (St. John), Flannigan Island (US) and Norman Island (BVI). Sun bathe during the day or dine in the evening shade on our large deck, just above the Seagrape trees.

Pelican Beach is a large waterfront home with a separate vacation rental unit. Owners are on premises in the upstairs section of the home. Captain J can arrange to take you out snorkeling to remote St. John destinations or if island hopping and visiting the British Virgin Islands is desired, we can take you on our Glacier Bay powerboat, Knot E Buoys. Private yoga classes and massages can be provided on the premises.

The newly remodel indoor living space provides two bedrooms with comfortable queen beds, fully equipped kitchen with full size appliances and a ceramic tiled bath with laundry facilities. As of July 1, 2016, the two bedrooms now have air conditioners. The owner's sister is an artist, so unique touches can be found throughout. The furnishing and artwork reflect the owner's significant travels throughout the Caribbean, Europe and Asia.

Wind down after a day of snorkeling and swimming in the screened in living room with amazing views and evening breezes. To finish off that busy day of vacationing, relax in your air-conditioned bedroom to watch a movie or favorite TV show. Each bedroom has its own cable TV with over 100 channels.

The landscaped grounds include a variety of palm trees, flowering plants to attract humming birds and many species of cactus and succulents.

Miss Lucy's restaurant is a very short walk for evening dining, Sunday Jazz Brunch or a casual lunch from this one of a kind vacation rental on St. John, USVI.

In addition to the North Shore beaches, many other beaches such as Salt Pond Beach and remote Lameshur Bay are a short drive away.

Coral Bay, with a variety of restaurants and shopping, is a 7 - 10 minute drive.

Pelican Beach, described by many as paradise found, far away from the stress of everyday living.

More Details

Property Manager
Nancy Stromp & Jason Hayman
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 3, 2017

About Nancy Stromp & Jason Hayman

We live on premises in the upstairs section of the home.

We started vacationing in St. John about ten years ago. We often dreamed about a life away from our hectic lives in New Jersey. We wanted a more peaceful and tranquil life. So in 2009, we decided to take the plunge and we purchased Pelican Beach on Friis Bay.

Nancy is living her dream. She left her corporate financial executive life and is semi-retired. She is happy to no longer have a desk job. She is currently the yoga director at Concordia Eco-Resorts. She has been practicing yoga for almost 20 years and is part of the St. John yoga teacher group, Do Yoga St. John.

Jason is living a life above and beyond his expectations. Jason has recently become a commercial boat captain and is nicknamed “Captain J”. In addition, he is working on his instructors level certification for scuba diving.

Nancy Stromp & Jason Hayman purchased this house in 2009


Estate Hard Labor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children must be over the age of 10 due to proximity to the ocean and strong currents.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Two kayaks and two SUP are available for your use which can be easily launched from the beach here at the house. We also provide snorkel gear.


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Beachfront Suite at Quiet Friis Bay
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews

Spacious ,quiet, serene and close to everything.

  • 5 of 5

Pelican beach is paradise found. The outside living areas are superb from the gazebo (we named pelican perch) to the lounge chairs on the spacious deck to the superb deck right next to the water under the sea grapes. If there are a few sprinkles the screened in porch was welcoming. Falling asleep to the waves was unreal, plus sunrise is right out the door. The bedrooms are nicely furnished, the kitchen stocked with everything you need. It does have quite a few stairs to navigate down with you luggage so be aware of that. Gated private covered parking...what else do you need! Saw carib hummingbird nest on the lower deck and a pair of smooth billed an that came to visit. Snorkeling on st. Johns is to die for and thanks to the owners for equipment, including life jackets. Just show up, slow down, and enjoy the beauty!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A piece of paradise

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Pelican Beach! The suite was everything that we hoped it would be and more - a little piece of paradise. Nancy and Jason were wonderful hosts. We couldn't have asked for a more incredible setting for our teenagers first swim in an ocean and hope to be able to return one day.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this review. Please come back to see us next year!!!
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Serenity with a view

  • 4 of 5

You can leave the sliders open at night and enjoy the sounds of the waves and nature. Very relaxing! I love the sound of the frogs. We spent a fair amount of time on the screened in porch enjoying the view and watching the pelicans. The kitchen has everything you will need.....including a bottle of rum and a blender. Short walk to Miss Lucy's for yummy food and entertainment.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Private beach with exquisite amenities and breathtaking views

  • 5 of 5

I never write reviews-what's the point? But I had to share this hidden gem- it's that special.

My family of 4 (2 kids: 10 and 7) spent a week at this property. There aren't enough words to describe the hospitality and the amount of fun and relaxation we had here. The place is nicely appointed with everything you need. You have your own PRIVATE beach within walking steps of your place-read: Close to the blender!

The hosts were available to ask questions regarding places to eat and places to snorkel-but we barely ventured out-it was that spectacular. We snorkeled, paddle boarded and kayaked (THEY HAVE ALL THE GEAR)!!! And we also plopped on the beach and did nothing with not another person around.

We will return.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pelican Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We (two couples) spent a week at this amazing home on beautiful Friis Bay. The owners were extremely hospitable, available, and personable, making our stay their top priority. The home was well outfitted and had everything that you may need on a vacation getaway. If you do find yourself in need of anything, including provisions, there is a market only minutes away and another, larger market in Coral Bay (10 minutes down the road), along with plenty of restaurants and bars. The house is also within walking distance of a wonderful restaurant, however not too close to be noticeable on the quiet bay.

The views were breathtaking, and the swimming and snorkeling in the "back yard" was perfect. If you prefer more than one snorkeling site, there are many choices within a short drive.

The owners have a charter boat that we took advantage of as well. We chose to visit the BVIs, but other excursions are available depending on your preference. A great price and excellent captain made for a perfect trip. We highly recommend taking advantage of this separate option.

If I could give 10 stars, I would. We hope to return soon!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This home has it all...location, wonderful hosts, serenity, amenities, scenery, oceanfront and privacy. You will be wanting for nothing at Pelican Bay. The house is comfortable and immaculate. There are many wonderful outdoor options to enjoy at this waterfront property. Nancy and Jason are most accommodating, thoughtful and gracious hosts. Everything has been arranged at Pelican Bay to insure a wonderful vacation for you. Be sure to have Jason take you on his boat for a day or two. We loved everything about our stay!! We highly recommend this quiet and beautiful rental.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

The house is located approx. 7-10 minutes south of Coral Bay on the So. Shore Rd. at Friis Bay.

Coral Bay has a variety of restaurants and shopping.

Miss Lucy's restaurant is a very short walk for evening dining, Sunday Jazz Brunch or a casual lunch.

Salt Pond and Lameshur Bays - in the Nat'l Park - are only a 5-10 minute ride from the house. Both have great hiking trails and snorkeling.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $35 per person per night
Damage Deposit $300

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.