|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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.
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
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.
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
I have been to Rainbow Beach 7 times. Since my last visit 3 beautiful bathrooms have been installed, a beautiful sectional couch, large tv in downstairs master bedroom, rugs, bedding etc. This is a beautiful home that provides an amazing get away. The views are extraordinary with a pool and jacuzzi overlooking the bay. I love the convenience to all of the local beaches and bistros. Should you wish to cook at home there are 3 markets within a couple of miles. Kitchen is fully stocked. Enjoy a honeymoon here or bring friends and family. I have no desire to go any where else.
I was a bit hesitant to stay here reading the last review regarding the small issues they had but obviously the villa owner and manager have made some nice upgrades. There were no bathroom/water issues with us and we had 8 guests the entire week and a half. New living and dining room furniture, exceptional kitchen overflowing with accessories. Deck furniture recovered, list goes on. It's obvious the villa owner listens to his/her guests and made the appropriate improvements. We love Rainbow Beach and will return next spring. Spent time at Lucys Restaurant and Lameshur Bay. The drive to Concordia and walk to Salt Pond was a full day's adventure. We love St. John and will continue to stay at Rainbow Beach. It truly is a comfortable and affordable accommodation.
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.
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.
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!
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.
A 5-10 minute drive from restaurants, bars and stores in Coral Bay
WEEKLY RENTALS BASED ON NUMBER OF PEOPLE PER SEASON:
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
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$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.