Studio apartment with ocean view with full kitchen and private bath
About Kathryn Botbyl
Glenn and Kathryn are married and have three adult children and two grandchildren. They currently live in New York but love to spend as much time as possible on St. John. Harley lives in Maryland and has two adult children. He is active in his community and his church. All three owners were repeat guests at Maho Bay Campground before it closed. They developed a love for St. John; its beauty and warm, friendly people and a desire to own property on this special island. This profile picture was taken on a hike to Ram Head point.
Kathryn Botbyl purchased this Cottage in 2016
Why Kathryn Botbyl chose Upper Carolina
We chose to buy this property because of its great location in Coral Bay. We love the laid back atmosphere and beauty of Coral Bay. Our home has an outstanding view and is close to the shops and restaurants; The Jolly Dog, Indigo Grill, Skinny Legs, Pickles, and Aqua Bistro just to name a few. The beaches are a short car ride and the bus stop is a short walk. There are hiking trails in close proximity. The Johnny Horn trail is right nearby and leads to one of the most beautiful beaches and snorkeling spots on St. John - Leinster Bay and Waterlemon Cay.
What makes this Cottage unique
Coral Haven is perfectly located on Seagrape Hill overlooking Coral Bay, Hurricane Hole, and out towards East End. It is charming and well built. The spacious decks allow for plenty of relaxing and appreciation of the beauty that is all around. It also offers convenient access to beaches, shopping and restaurants, privacy and many amenities including TV and Wi-Fi.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
This was a return trip to St John for us and the place we wanted was....Coral Haven! From start to finish it was the vacation we needed.! Kathy and Glen are great hosts! They provide helpful arrival tips for the ferry, car rentals, routes to travel, etc. Their home is clean, comfortable and accommodating! The location is ideal....right in Coral Bay...close to several beautiful beaches, a variety of restaurants within minutes of the house and evening music events with talented local musicians, which are welcoming to visitors! We have already recommended Coral Haven to a few of our friends planning to visit this beautiful island!! Looking forward to our next trip already!
We had a great first time on this side of the island
Loved it. Clean and Tom was very helpful.
Coral Haven was amazing.
It was the perfect size for my husband and I. Everything we needed and a great location. We hope to be back again next year.
This was our first time staying at Coral Haven-Sunrise. We have been to St John many times and prefer this quiet, friendly side in Coral Bay. Coral Haven is close to the center of Coral Bay but tucked up into a very quiet corner. Coral Haven has a spacious deck with table and a hot tub from which we watched every sunrise unfold. The inside is extremely comfortable and just right for a couple who want to relax and chill on the property or use it as a resting spot while adventuring on the island. All the amenities are there, beach chairs, cooler, beach towels, beautiful tile and glass shower with an exceptional view, grill, etc. The kitchen provided us with abilities to cook in with a stove and oven, large refrigerator, and well stocked utensils/dishes for cooks. We had easy access to beaches in several directions; North shore, East end, or South shore. Two groceries stores within driving or walking distance (Dolphin and Love City.) Restaurants are nearby and open (Skinnys, Indigo grill, Pickles, Oasis, Aqua Bistro, Pizza Bar, Wok on the Beach.) The breeze and sounds of nature top off the stay at Coral Haven, and we plan on returning. The owners and on island property manager are wonderful to work with and make you feel very welcome.
Air Conditioning not needed. Cool breeze off Bay both day and night. Kitchen well stocked. Need own drinking water. Water in sink non potable. Overall very good stay for 2 guests. Hot tub warm big plus after day on beach. Only one switchback to manage going up Sea Grape Hill. Would lease again. Close to Restaurants. St John Strong. St John’s is visitor ready.
Thank you. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you'll come back again.
Efficient, comfortable and perfect for two!
We couldn’t have been happier with our stay at Coral Haven! The house was clean and comfortable, and the owners did a wonderful job making it feel like home— plenty of towels, well stocked kitchen (even a soft sided cooler for beach days!), books and games, prefilled soap dispensers, etc. The house gave us the tropical island experience with its high ceilings, sliding doors, constant breeze. The views were amazing— we watched sunrise every morning and enjoyed the stars at night. The central location was perfect for us as we explored nearly every inch of the island. While the town of Coral Bay and the island itself suffered destruction for the hurricanes, the house was in perfect working condition. We enjoyed day trips to Waterlemon Bay (beautiful reefs for snorkeling), Maho beach (sea turtles!!), Rams Head (sunset hike and picnic dinner), Brown Bay (isolated beach for ourselves!), Saltpond, Cobblestone, and Great Lameshur Bays for more snorkeling. We stopped for drinks at Indigo Grill and dined at Wok on the Beach. (Bought our groceries over in Cruz Bay and cooked simple meals at the house.) Would definitely stay here again and recommend it to all of our friends! Thank you for a terrific experience in St. John!
Thank you so much for taking the time to complete a review of your stay at our property. We're so happy you enjoyed it and found everything you needed. We hope you will come back and book with us again.