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Casa YaYa: Breathtaking views from this St John Villa. Romance abounds!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
villa
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
6 - 7 nights

About the property

2 Bed/2 Bath, 3rd BR Loft, Stunning View of Coral Bay and Beyond

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 (with 2nd story loft) 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. The 2nd story loft features a queen sized bed and is accessed by a traditional style loft ladder.

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 973821

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

More Details

Owner
Cindy Humphreys
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 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 Coral Bay

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

Lower Carolina Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
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
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
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , comfortable loft bedroom overlooking great room
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 3 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • 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

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(45 traveler reviews)

Casa YaYa: Breathtaking views from this St John Villa. Romance abounds!
average rating of 4.9555554 based on 45 reviews
5

Wow! Truly the nicest place I've ever stayed!

  • 5 of 5

This house is absolutely beautiful. It must have the best view on the entire island. It is clean, well cared for, and comfortable. The two bedrooms have air conditioning if you would need it overnight. The deck and the pool are completely breath taking. The owners keep it in such great condition and include so many helpful documents and tips to make the stay above and beyond. I can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Just GO!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Casa Yaya! The villa was exactly as represented in the pictures and is very clean and well appointed. And that VIEW...it's just stunning!! We loved spending our mornings enjoying our coffee, the view, and the breeze. Beds were very comfortable and outdoor showers were a fun change! The restaurants in the area were all delicious Aqua Bistro, Skinny Legs, Indigos, Pickles in Paradise and the view from Miss Lucy's can't be beat. We also did some snorkeling at Maho and saw sea turtles and rays. Our half day sail on Kekoa and full day boat charter with Capt Steve at Lion In Da Sun are highly recommended.

Thank you Cindy and Bill for sharing your villa with us. It's truly a very special place and we hope to return!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome View! Awesome Place!

  • 5 of 5

I spent the Christmas vacation at Casa Yaya this year and had a blast! SPECTACULAR view every day at all daylight hours. We had six family members so we utilized the loft for two of us (young adults) to sleep in. It worked out fine. Awesome outdoor showers were totally private. Very cool. Great restaurants, friendly people, great beaches. What more can I say?

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Darn it, the secret is out!

  • 5 of 5

Ditto to all of the positive comments you can read in other reviews. Casa Yaya is just an amazing property. Our group of 3 adults and 3 children (5, 7 and 8) stayed for a week as the rest of our large family stayed next door at Flanders Villa. Both Villas were great but Casa Yaya has more of a "home" feeling due to all of the personal touches and careful upkeep that the owners and caretakers have executed. The house was well appointed and very clean. Our girls loved the loft space and the pool. We loved the location, the view and nearly everything else about the villa. We've been to STJ many times and have fallen in love with Coral Bay and Casa Yaya. You will too. Part of me hates to leave reviews that promote this part of the island and this amazing villa because I selfishly want to keep them a secret... however, I feel I owe it to the island and the owners of Yaya to give them the credit they deserve! If you are looking for a true island vacation... not the typical hotel confined experience, go to St John... drive the beautiful winding roads to Coral Bay... Stay at Casa Yaya... Take boat trips with Pirate Girl Charters... Visit the wonderful people at Hansen Bay (especially on Sundays if you like dogs). Make sure you hit the tourist triangle (Jost Van Dyke, Norman, Virgin Gorda, Sandy Spit, etc.). Thank me later!

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great view

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much. Great view and nice size pool. We had a little trouble with the refrigerator but Gwen was very helpful in getting us a new one as soon as she could. If we ever go back we would stay there again. Gwen was a great host. Several restaurants and a couple of grocery stores a short drive away.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you loved your stay....even despite the refrigerator fiasco (in that it stopped working!) Gwen does a great job as our manager and we are grateful she was able to work her magic and get things straightened out. We look forward to seeing you in the future! Paradise is always waiting at Casa YaYa!
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5

Perfect vacation, stunning view, great location!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from an absolutely magical week on St. John! We loved Casa YaYa and will definitely stay there again if given the opportunity.

Casa YaYa was very comfortable for our family of 4 (kids aged 13 and 11). The Coral Bay location is perfect and the view is absolutely stunning! We spent every morning and every evening on the back patio. The swings were a favorite. All 4 of us would sit on the swings in the evenings playing word games and stargazing.

Air conditioning in the bedrooms was not only heavenly, but a must while we were there. I can’t imagine staying somewhere without AC in the bedrooms. It gets pretty hot in the living area during the day, but in the evenings, we opened the sliders and let the awesome breezes sweep through to cool us off.

Casa YaYa is cheery with its tropical colors, rustic decor and lovely tile flooring. The outdoor showers are really refreshing. The kitchen was well-stocked and worked great for a family of 4.

The place has plenty of helpful books and brochures, and the laundry facilities were a definite plus. Another bonus was the coolers and beach chairs, that we made use of every day. Cindy was very easy to work with, and the ladies she hired to show us to the villa and answer any questions we might have were also easy to reach and very helpful.

We loved the little cat who hangs around and we were able to feed him with food left by Cindy. The kids loved to feed and pet him every morning. We also enjoyed the occasional small lizard on the patio. But no large insects, no rodents, so it felt very clean and tidy. Ants, yes, but it is the Caribbean and they’re unavoidable. Just make sure to do your dishes and take out the garbage daily.

Restaurant recommendations: AquaBistro, Indigo Grill, Skinny Legs and Shipwreck Landing (Coral Bay) and Café Roma (Cruise Bay), Pirates Bight (Norman Island)

Snorkeling recommendations: The Indians at Norman Island (the best!), Maho Bay (turtles!), Francis Bay and Little Lameshur.

Excursion recommendation: Palm Tree Charters – Peter Island, the Indians and caves at Norman Island, Pirates Bight, and painkillers at the Soggy Dollar Bar on Jost. Captain Ryan and the owners were super friendly and easy to work with. Highly recommend!

We miss you already St. John! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's tough to leave Casa YaYa and St John! We would love to have you back ANYTIME and are so glad you loved your stay!
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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

Lower Carolina Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
IN SEASON
Jan 6 2017 - Apr 15 2017
6 night minimum stay
$460
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
OFF SEASON
Apr 16 2017 - Dec 15 2017
6 night minimum stay
$360
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
IN SEASON
Dec 16 2017 - Dec 22 2017
6 night minimum stay
$460
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
CHRISTMAS 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
NEW YEARS 2018
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
$4,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
IN SEASON
Jan 6 2018 - Apr 13 2018
6 night minimum stay
$460
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
OFF SEASON
Apr 14 2018 - Dec 14 2018
6 night minimum stay
$360
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
$360
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

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

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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