Panacea is a picture perfect 2B,2Ba beachfront cottage outfitted with luxury
- english, polish
About Joanna Leszczak
Joanna and Jarek visited the Island over a decade ago and instantly fell in love with the beauty of it. Soon, having a one week timeshare at the Westin was not enough. Trying to find the perfect home for many years, they finally stumbled upon this diamond in the rough! Tirelessly working to perfect their little slice of heaven, we have decided to share Panacea with the world!
Why Joanna Leszczak chose Estate Calabash Boom
Simply, because it is Paradise found! Over two thousand years ago, our home's serene location was already inhabited by the first locals, the Arawak natives. It is a truly magical place, as history has shown!
What makes this Cottage unique
Panacea by the Sea offers an unique beachfront property which is symbiotically protected by the cove. This allows for undisturbed snorkeling and kayaking as well as easy access by water to all the wonders that Coral Bay entails. Being private without having to suffer exclusion, Panacea is a the perfect place to stay for either newcomers or island veterans.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Tropical turquoise dream
Truly a panacea for the spirit! My honey & I enjoyed a week at this laid back beautiful cottage right on Johnson Bay celebrating our retirement. Enjoyed the beach directly in front - had fun with the rafts - thinking great place for small children.
Having been to St John in the past the north shore gentle sandy beaches are the best - Maho Bay, Francis Bay. Salt Pond is beautiful but not much shade.
Dinner at Shipwreck Landing, Aqua Bistro (good) & Concordia (best). Mostly grilled on the deck - why go out when the moon & stars shine.
Gentle breezes flow thru the cottage aided by many fans - we had no need of the ac - slept like babies!
A most memorable vacation. Loved it!!
Wonderful escape spot right on the beach !!
This is a very nice clean home with beautiful yard and gardens right on the water!
Roosters might wake you in the am but otherwise you just hear the breezes and waves. Nicely appointed We had everything we needed down to beach chairs and towels . Terry and Olivier the property managers were very nice and helpful. I would highly recommend for 2 couples or a small family !!
Two couples had an absolutely amazing vacation!
This property is so well maintained - the house, deck and gardens are all super clean. The view from the deck is amazing and the property is in a great location. A car is necessary to get around the island and you cannot easily walk to restaurants and stores. But we found that to be true on all of these islands. The beds are super comfortable and we found ourselves being lulled to sleep a bit longer than we usually sleep at home. The house was also stocked with everything that we needed for a wonderful vacation.
Terry - the property manager recommended a 40 foot sailboat company called "Long Distance". The four of us went out with the captain and his first mate for a day sail and snorkel stop. I thank Terry for that as well as the cooler that she dropped off at the house for our use. Terry was great - super responsive to any question that we had. (I also recommend "Long Distance" that was super fun.
We cooked at the house - a lot. Jo (the owner) suggested that we could bring frozen meat with us in our luggage. We packed meat, cheese and bacon in a soft cooler and put it in our checked bag. Worked great. The remaining items we easily could buy from any of the local grocery stores. My husband plans to buy the same grill that is on the deck - very nice.
There are also many beaches to choose from. One of our favorites was Browns Bay. It was about a mile walk up and over a hill but leads to a beautiful secluded beach. We were the only four on the beach for hours.
I can't say enough about the house, Terry or Jo. If you can - rent this place. You won't regret it.
We have used VRBO and airbnb many times and this is the best place evet
Everything was in great shape. A lot of little extras. Two bedrooms each with a bath on either side of the common area, so plenty of privacy. Every room has a view of Coral Bay (except bathroom). Wonderful gardens. Full-size washer and dryer. Watched hummingbirds and other birds every day. Panacea is the best!
Perfect setting, perfect house
I cannot say enough about this wonderful house. It is the best equipped and cared for rental house I have ever stayed in. The photos do not do it justice. It is on the quiet side of a quiet island - complete relaxation from the minute we arrived. Stunning views from every room, fabulous large deck, calm waterfront. It was hard to leave. The owner and caretakers were fantastic. Thanks again. We hope to return soon.
Beautiful, everything you need
We stayed at this house last week and really enjoyed it. The location is beautiful and convenient to the quieter side of the island. Of course, nothing is too far away on this small island, but it was nice to be close to several options for groceries and some good restaurants. It also did not take long to get to some great snorkeling and hikes. (Our favorites were Waterlemon, Trunk Bay, and Salt Pond Bay (hike Rams Head early in the day, because the end has little shade, then snorkel out to the far left))
The house itself is well maintained and has everything you might want. The kitchen in particular has a wide array of dishes, pots, pans, utensils, and other cooking tools. We were also happy to have a washer & dryer.
Because I try to understand the layout of a house before renting, I'll share a little more than I could get from the pictures: in the center of the house is an open kitchen / dining area / couches & TV area. There are 2 sliding glass doors looking out to the patio and water (great view!) On either side of this space are the two bedrooms, each with its own full bathroom (large shower stalls, no tub) and sliding doors with the same wonderful view. They each have there own split a/c system, which are effective and quiet (not at all like the window units I usually assume when I hear that there is a/c only in a specific room). There is also a small utility room near the front door & kitchen area with the washer & dryer, beach towels, etc. The patio is large, with a dining table, lounge chairs, gas grill, and hot tub. Although I usually like hot tubs, we never used it because the weather was warm enough that I wasn't excited about getting warmer. The backyard is a sandy area with a nice hammock. There's also an outdoor shower and hose to rinse snorkel gear.
The only slightly negative thing I can think of is that the large DVD collection didn't match our tastes (mostly older movies). Really not a big deal.
After visiting Kauai (where you cannot get away from chickens & hear roosters everywhere), I was concerned when I heard that there are feral chickens on St John. We only occasionally heard them from this property and they did not wake us up, like they did in Kauai. They also have a gate to keep donkeys out. I think I heard one once from the house.
If you are unsure if you need to bring any specific items, you should ask instead of dragging extra stuff along. Both the owner and house manager were lovely to interact with & helpful.