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Dave Rifkin

Member since: 2010
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Save 25% 9/24-10/31! Rainbow Beach-beachfront, pool, hot tub, a/c

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Quacco & Zimmerman Villa Rental Photos and Description

4 plus bedrooms, 4 baths, sleeps 10, a/c, hot tub, pool

With a white sand beach for a front yard, Rainbow Beach is one of the fortunate few homes on St. John that is a true beachfront villa. Rainbow is located on a quiet cove on the western shore of Coral Bay and the swimming, snorkeling and boating in the warm Caribbean waters, 50 feet from your deck, is one of Rainbow’s best features. There are only four villas on this small beach, so this setting is tranquil, restful and romantic. Rainbow Beach also includes a pool, a hot tub and a sunny deck with lovely views. The breezes blow cool and gentle, and it’s a 5 minute drive to restaurants and bars in Coral Bay.

The house has four bedrooms with baths plus a loft (1 king, 2 queens, 2 twins, and queen platform beds in the loft ) and all the bedrooms have a/c, TV, iPod clock radios and water views. The bedrooms are located on both levels (2 up, 2 down) on opposite ends of the house, so all have good privacy. Two bedrooms open to the upper level pool deck, and the ground level bedrooms open to the beach. There’s also a loft bedroom above the great room that sleeps 2 – 4 kids, or one couple.

The great room contains the living, and dining areas, plus the kitchen. There’s a table for eight in the interior dining area, or fire up the gas grill and dine on the deck. The great room has a 50” flat screen TV and stereo/CD with an iPod connection, seating for 6 – 8 and beautiful views of the Caribbean Sea and the National Park as well as Tortola in the British Virgin Islands.

Rainbow Beach is one of only a handful of villas in Coral Bay that sit on a white sand beach – it is first and foremost, a beach house. It was designed for families, couples, or anyone who loves to be in the sun, sand and water for most of the day, and then in the hot tub and pool at night. It will accommodate 10 people, but it's also a perfect romantic hideaway for one or two couples. With lots of suntan oil, sand, music and food and drink in the mix, this house is a fun time beach house that's very enjoyable without being overly sophisticated. It was intended for fun in the sun and pure relaxation; and it dishes out plenty of both.

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  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed
Dave Rifkin (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Dave Rifkin

My occupation (trial lawyer and real estate developer) has lots of rewarding moments, but its also a very stressful way to earn a living. Relaxation and unwinding is not an option, its an absolute necessity and when it comes to relaxation, Rainbow Beach is pure magic. If you need to unwind, this is a fantastic place to do it. This location also has a very romantic essence. It has always worked for me, and I bet it will do the same for you

Dave Rifkin purchased this villa in 1992

Why Dave Rifkin chose St John

We looked for years for a beachfront site on St. John to build a vacation home for my family. The National Park beaches are gorgeous and the Park owns most of the islands beachfront property, so there just isn’t a lot of private beachfront property on St. John. So when this property came on the market, we pounced on it and it has proven to be one of the best decisions we ever made. We designed the house to accommodate a large family, but it's also designed so the upper level is perfect for just one or two couples. Maybe it's the turquoise waters right outside your windows, or the lapping of the sea on the shore, or the softly blowing, warm, moist trade winds, but there's something very romantic about Rainbow Beach. Over the years we've rented to a lot of honeymooners, couples and lovers, and the guest comments make it real clear that this is a house with a genuine romantic essence.

What makes this villa unique

I like to be in the water, or on the water, 2-3 hours a day - swimming, snorkeling and boating. I’m a self confessed beach nut, and the Caribbean sun and the warm sea are what makes every day at Rainbow Beach another day in heaven for me. At night you can always find me in the hot tub with some good music and a cold drink under a star filled sky – the sun’s down, but I’m still in heaven. If you or your family like being in the water and on the water, I think you’ll really enjoy Rainbow Beach


based on 12 traveler reviews

Save 25% 9/24-10/31! Rainbow Beach-beachfront, pool, hot tub, a/c
average rating of 4.5833335 based on 12 reviews

Good Value and Location

  • 4 of 5

Overall we were pleased with our stay. The location is wonderful and felt very private. This is an exceptional home for two families. The layout is wonderful with the open kitchen and bonus space for kids in the loft. The outdoor space is better than advertised. We used the pool and hit the hottub everydsy. The hammock made for nice afternoon naps. The weber grill was great for roasting a thanksgiving turkey which we served outside. We rented s SUP from Lucy and paddled the kids out to the reef and around the bay.

You do have to go into this with the right attitude and expectations. This is a beach house and some updates are needed to bathrooms and small things like some of the electrical outlets. We did have toliet issue downstairs. The key is to hold the flush all the way down and watch paper usage or use upstairs. I will say that the villa management company was exceptional in every way and handled this problem faster and better than anyone I have ever worked with. You can count on them to handle any issue you face. The beach house is not s luxury villa, but the management company treats you like you are in one.

If you want a place that sleeps 8 plus, want to be right on the water, are ok with imperfections, this is a great value for the cost.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just OK, needs some work

  • 3 of 5

This property was an ok place to stay. Very roomy with a nice pool. But it needs some serious updating. If you are looking for something modern this is not the place. The electrical outlets are broken, living room and patio furniture is extremely old and broken down. Also, the beach location pictures are a little misleading. Beyond the sand and hedges is the waters edge. There is no sandy edge of the water for kids to play. And the water in front is shallow with tons of sea grass, so not good for swimming. I hope someone remodels this place soon.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boston, Massachusetts

Rainbow Beach is Awesome

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Rainbow Beach this January for the 2nd year and I have to say it was even better than the first. The house itself is both beautiful and comfortable. Its convenient to a lot of great beaches as well as a bunch of local restaurants-all of them fun and good food. The upstairs/downstairs layout makes if perfect for families and couples-insuring privacy and a quiet space apart as well as a wonderful space to all come together.

Its casual enough to make everyone feel comfortable and pretty enough to make staying a pleasure. My sister, the chef, raves about the kitchen!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Rainbow Beach is truly paradise. The magic and glory must be experienced to be understood. This was my second time staying here and I can't wait to go back. The house is a tropical palace, I felt like a king staying there with just my wife. But besides all the luxuries you would expect from such a place, there are some very special features you won't find anywhere else on the island. To the right of the house, between the coral island and the mangroves, there is a shallow channel that teeming with birds and marine life. I brought my own inflatable paddleboard last time. I highly recommended it. And while you're out on the water, be sure to explore the some of the gorgeous coral reefs off of lagoon point (straight in front of the house). The snorkeling is excellent. If you want to have the vacation of a life time, check out Rainbow Beach.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing vacation

  • 5 of 5

I first visited the island in 2010, while visiting i stayed at the rainbow beach house. I instantly fell in love both with the island and the home, since then i have made time every year to return. The house is truly wonderful, it has everything you will want and surrounded by beautiful views. I look forward to the trip every year its a wonder place to relax. The house is great location as well, right on the ocean and with a few restaurants and shops only 2 minutes down the road.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beverly Farms, MA, USA

A vacation of a life time

  • 5 of 5

I would recommend Rainbow Beach to anyone traveling to St. John. Upon entering the home there is a breath taking view of the bay and mountains. The first floor hosts an open floor plan with a fully equipped kitchen, a full bath and adjoining bedroom. The master bedroom overlooks the pool and jacuzzi with spectacular views. The master bath hosts an updated bath with a beautiful tiled shower. There is an open loft over the kitchen with 2 queen sized beds. The bottom level offers 2 master bedrooms with full baths. The locations of the bedrooms on each side of the house provides a great amount of privacy should you choose to travel with friends.

The beach is roomy and allows for volley ball or relaxing in chairs. The water is shallow with no great drop off making it a perfect playground for children and those who wish to snorkel. The location of the home is close to a reasonable priced market as well as outside dining. You haven't lived until you have sampled a bushwhacker or a pain killer, my 2 new favorite cocktails.

The many beautiful beaches are but minutes away by car or donkey. Loved the wild donkeys that roam the island. Should you wish an evening in Cruz Bay it is a beautiful and scenic 30 minute ride. I can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles

A 5-10 minute drive from restaurants, bars and stores in Coral Bay


Rates & Availability

Quacco & Zimmerman Villa Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off Season (2 person rate)
Apr 9 2016 - Dec 16 2016
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $60 per night, per additional guest
Christmas/New Years (2-8p)
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
In Season (2 person rate)
Jan 7 2017 - Apr 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest
Off Season (2 person rate)
Apr 15 2017 - Dec 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $60 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 17.5%

IN SEASON: Dec 17, 2016 - April 14, 2017
$4470/wk for 2 people * $4750/wk 3-4 * $5065/wk 5-6 * $5352/wk 7-8
CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARS: $6522/wk for 2-8
OFF SEASON: April 9, 2016 - Dec 16, 2016
$2205/wk for 2 guests, $2625/wk 3-4 , $2975/wk 5-6 , $3325/wk 7-8
THANKSGIVING: Off Season rates apply
Terms and Conditions and Cancellation Policy sent with confirmation.
$500 Damage deposit

50% is due within 7 days of booking, final payment is due 60 days prior to arrival. For Christmas/New Years bookings- final payment is due 120 days prior to arrival.

Cancellation Policy:

Once Caribbean Villas has received your deposit, if you cancel/change your reservation 120 days or more prior to arrival, there is a 20% penalty off the total room charge. If you cancel/change your reservation 60-120 days prior to arrival, there is a 50% penalty off the total room charge. If you cancel/change within 60 days of arrival, there is a 100% penalty off the total room charge. Christmas/New Years and President weeks are non-refundable.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Quacco & Zimmerman Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Upper Level Master Bedroom - 1 king , a/c, TV/DVD, iPod radio, opens to pool deck
    The loft bedroom - 2 queen , The loft contains 2 queen sized platform beds
    Upper level guest bedroom - 1 queen , a/c, TV/DVD, iPod radio, opens to pool deck
    Lower level, right Bedroom - 1 queen , a/c, TV/DVD, iPod radio, opens to the beach
    Lower level - left Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , a/c, TV/DVD, iPod radio, opens to the beach
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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