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Casa YaYa: the hurricanes cannot destroy the breathtaking views, rebuilding now!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bed/2 Bath, Stunning View of Coral Bay and Beyond.

IT IS WITH BROKEN HEARTS THAT WE TELL YOU THAT CASA YAYA WAS DESTROYED BY HURRICANE IRMA. WE ARE REBUILDING NOW AND ARE ACCEPTING BOOKINGS FOR SUMMER OF 2018 AND BEYOND. OUR OTHER VILLA, SOMEDAY SOON, IS VERY NEAR CASA YAYA. SOMEDAY SOON IS OPEN AND READY FOR YOU! WE ARE ACCEPTING BOOKINGS THERE NOW. WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU AS GUESTS! YOU CAN VIEW SOMEDAY SOOON AT VRBO 973812. THANK YOU!

Look no further than Casa YaYa for your perfect St. John retreat. The moment you enter, the view will take your breath away. Casa YaYa boasts one of the prettiest views on the island. Located on the western hillside overlooking beautiful Coral Bay, we are located in a quiet area with wonderful breezes and full sun until mid to late afternoon. If privacy is what you desire, this is the villa for you.

If you ever decide to come inside, the Caribbean decor and comfort will have you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. This one level villa is unique for its large 10 foot openings along the entire east side allowing beautiful sunshine and cooling breezes to invade the villa. The view from each room is unparalleled. It boasts a large great room and kitchen. The two master bedrooms are located on opposite sides of the great room for maximum privacy. Each air conditioned bedroom features a king sized bed and affords the same spectacular view as the great room. Both bathrooms have outdoor showers that are highly desired in this tropical climate.

Enjoy the privacy that this villa has to offer while lounging in the newly constructed 20x12x5 pool. Sunbathe on the newly expanded sun deck. Unwind in one of the hammock swings. All of this is possible as you take in the view of Coral Bay, Tortola and the Sir Francis Drake Passage to Virgin Gorda. Don't forget to watch the sunrise and moonrise, which are visible from every room in the house.

Located in Coral Bay, where many of the locals choose to live, we are in close proximity to comfortable island dining whether you are looking for the very casual to more upscale. Situated between the more quiet eastern beaches and the world famous north shore beaches, Casa YaYa is only minutes from each. Hiking trails abound and are also only minutes away. A night out in Cruz Bay, dining and shopping, is just a short (but curvy) 20-30 minute drive on island roads where speeds are rarely over 20 miles per hour. The island is 2/3 National Park land and therefore protected from over development.

Our On Island Coordinator and Staff will ensure that your stay is comfortable and that your needs are met.

Casa YaYa will not disappoint and will leave you dreaming of your return!

**Do your friends want to come along? Check out our other property. Someday Soon. VRBO 973812

**Casa YaYa was featured in the October 11-13,2013 weekend edition of USA TODAY, both online and in print! Look for it!

WE DO NOT USE ANY OTHER SITES FOR BOOKING OTHER THAN HOMEAWAY/VRBO. IF YOU ARE USING ANOTHER SITE FOR BOOKING, YOU ARE NOT DEALING US ,THE OWNERS, BUT A FRAUD.

More Details

Owner
Cindy Humphreys
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 11, 2017

About Cindy Humphreys

We are landlocked midwesterners who have fallen in love with St John and the 'island life.' We love for others to discover the true beauty of St. John and believe that Casa YaYa is the perfect place for this to occur.

Cindy Humphreys purchased this villa in 2012

Why Cindy Humphreys chose Upper Carolina

From the moment we stepped through the door, we were mesmerized by 'the view.' We looked at several properties and this is the only one that left us eager to return! We are confident that the comfortable surrounds afforded here will complement the scenic beauty of Casa YaYa.

What makes this villa unique

Located in Coral Bay, where many of the locals choose to live, we are in close proximity to comfortable island dining whether you are looking for the very casual to more upscale. Situated between the more quiet eastern beaches and the world famous north shore beaches, Casa YaYa is only minutes from each. Hiking trails abound and are also only minutes away. A night out in Cruz Bay, dining and shopping, is just a short (but curvy) 20-30 minute drive on island roads where speeds are rarely over 20 miles per hour. The island is 2/3 National Park land and therefore protected from over development.

Amenities

Upper Carolina Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 10:00 AM / Check-out: 3:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
  • Both bathrooms feature private outdoor showers.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , large bedroom with stunning view of Coral Bay and BVI
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , large bedroom with stunning view of Coral Bay and BVI
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 3 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We are pleased to announce that Casa YaYa is solar powered!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.9298244 based on 57 reviews
Macon, NC
5

Even Better Than The Pictures

  • 5 of 5

Casa Yaya is spectacular. It's hard to believe you can be all around a beautiful island like St. John every day and come back to a place that takes your breath away. The big sliders and screens for the main living areas were more than adequate to keep the air moving and the temperatures comfortable even in mid-August and the AC in the bedrooms was great. The back deck is enormous and the pool was warm and a very good size. We stayed in a 5 BR villa once that had a pool about a third of the size of Yaya's. Gwen met us at the triangle to lead us up and tell us all we needed to know. The villa had all we needed to do some cooking, we also used the outdoor grill, listened to music on the nice sound bar and reviewed the day's photos and videos on the big flat screen. The wifi was the best we've had in St. John so we shared a lot of photos and hooked up the firestick to watch movies. All in all a fantastic experience. Would definitely book this villa again. We absolutely loved it.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Richmond, Virginia
5

Best View We've Ever Had!

  • 5 of 5

It's truly magical to open the front door of Casa YaYa and behold the view in front of you! This wonderful rental is high above Coral Bay, the quieter (and better in our opinion!) end of St. John. I could easily have spent the entire week outside on the amazing patio/deck. Whether you float for hours in the pool, lounge on a chair or swing in the fabulous hammock swings, you will feel more relaxed and happy than you can imagine. We enjoyed brunch at Miss Lucy's, lunch and dinner at Aqua Bistro and Shipwreck Landing, and tried the newest to the area - Wok on the Beach - very good. We came the very first week some restaurants were beginning to close for the season (Skinny Legs, Pickles, Triple BBBs, Cafe Concordia - and Miss Lucy's closed after our Sunday Brunch so we never got to go back for dinner) so we had to do some repeats but we really didn't mind! Fun snorkeling with turtles at Maho Bay and hiking then snorkeling out and around Waterlemon Cay. We chartered a boat for the day with Palm Tree Charters out of Cruz Bay - they could not have been nicer! Their motto "You Choose the Cruise" couldn't have been more true! Captain Sara was great - some much interesting information as she took us to some great snorkeling sites you can only get to by boat. Then we crossed out to Jost Van Dyke (British Virgin Islands - beware customs fees going up to $75 per person in September - which is a lot to add on to have lunch and a few painkillers at Soggy Dollar) for lunch at Foxy's Taboo and to spend an hour people watching and drinking painkillers at Soggy Dollar. But the BVIs do have the best true beach bars accessed by boat only!

I should mention that the inside of Casa YaYa was perfect for our family of 4. My boys took turns and split the week with one of them in the loft bedroom - plenty of breeze and fans to keep them cool (the loft doesn't have a/c). The outdoor showers are great and the beds are comfy. There is nothing not to like about this house! The binders of info put together and left by the owners are fabulous help to plan your outings! Read them upon arrival!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Belchertown MA
5

A Magical Place!

  • 5 of 5

I don't quite have the words to do Casa YaYa justice. It is a simply breathtaking, magical place. The house is beautiful and full of everything you'd need and that view--- oh, that view!! You never get used to it, it remains impressive until the moment you (sadly) have to leave. Staying in Coral Bay (the quiet side of this peaceful island) was exactly what we wanted/needed. Get to know the locals! Coming back to Casa YaYa after a long day of exploring beaches and snorkeling was the perfect way to wind down. Relaxing in the pool, listening to the birds, feeling the breeze... And having coffee on the deck while watching the beautiful sunrises, such a serene way to start each morning. Thank you Cindy and Bill for sharing your amazing home! And thank you to Gwen, our go-to person on the island. It was truly the best week of our lives, an unforgettable honeymoon! If you have the opportunity to stay here, do it! We can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad to hear that you had a great time on St John and that you loved Casa YaYa! We agree with you that Gwen is pretty amazing! We are glad you were able to stay with us and make special honeymoon memories! Come see us again soon!
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pasadena, CA
5

Can't beat those views!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful relaxing time on the island and at this house. After a long day at the beach it was great to walk into the house with ocean breezes and unforgettable views. The house is very comfortable and has everything you could possibly need. The kitchen was very well stocked which made it easy for nights that we just wanted to stay in and cook. Beds were very comfortable. Overall this house is a 10!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Memorable Vacation and beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful vacation and WONDERFUL property Casa Yaya is!! It was the perfect home base for us to come back 'home' after a day out on the beach or exploring the island. The view is truly magnificent. The deck and pool were larger than we thought, and the views go on for days. You can see the entire East End, and have wonderful views of the BVI's (even Virgin Gorda on a clear day!). The location of this villa in Coral Bay is absolutely perfect. You are far enough away from everything to feel completely at peace, and the area is so quite and comfortable! However, if you feel the need to go to Cruz Bay for the night, or have an excursion there, the drive is only 20-25 minutes across the island to get there. We thoroughly enjoyed having drinks on the deck, relaxing in the pool with a view, or just relaxing in the swing. This house makes you feel at home the minute you step inside. Beau the outdoor cat that hangs out around the property helps make you feel at home as well.

The layout of Casa Yaya is perfect for a couples vacation. The two bedrooms are very equal in size, and there is a wonderful living area/kitchen in the middle. We didn't need the loft, but that too was larger than we expected. We all particularly loved the outdoor showers as well. You don't often get to take showers outside in paradise!!

This was a vacation we will forever remember! We love St. John, love it's surroundings, and absolutely love CasaYaya! We will definitely be planning a trip back to St. John in the near future, and would 100% stay here again! It was amazing. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.

- The Obendorfs and The Schutts

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words about Casa YaYa. We think it's a pretty special place and we love sharing it with guests like you who appreciate and love it as though it were your own! We certainly hope to see you in the future, as does Beau!
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4

In excellent condition.

  • 4 of 5

Casa Yaya was beautiful. Loved all the amenities, swings on the deck, beach chairs, cooler , pool floats.beach towels etc. The iron and hair dryer need to be updated. Enjoyed our little house cat Bo. Looked forward to her greeting us every morning.There was two rough patches of road going in that could use improvement. However I've been on a lot worse roads into other villas. I would actually give this villa 4 1/2 stars if that was an option.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Casa YaYa! Beau is very appreciative when our guests are kind enough to give him a little food and attention each day! We appreciate the feedback about the iron, we already got a new one. It helps when guests let us know what we need since we aren't there using the appliances and utensils on a regular basis. It's true that the road leading to our driveway has some rough spots. Unfortunately, we don't have any control over the roads on the island but we do hear that the road in on the schedule to be grated. Smoothing them out will be a help. We hope to see you as guests in the future!
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Map

Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Aqua Bistro
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Aqua Bistro Restaurant
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Salt Pond Beach
Car: necessary

Just minutes to the breathtaking North Shore beaches and less known East End beaches. Snorkeling and sunbathing opportunities abound. Multiple hiking trails are nearby. Fabulous restaurants are minutes away in Coral Bay.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.5%

12.5% HOTEL TAX not included
$500 refundable security deposit
1/2 due at time of booking. 1/2 plus deposit due 45 days prior to arrival
UNTIL CONFIRMED, RATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND REQUESTED DATES ARE NOT RESERVED
100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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