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Waterfront Villa! Great Views, Great House, Great Snorkeling!

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedroom house + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

Surrounded by 376 ft of pristine shoreline and breathtaking views of the Caribbean, La Dolce Vita sits on an acre of lush tropical landscaping just south of the peaceful town of Coral Bay. Native stone retaining walls and stairs lead you to a sunbathing deck and the waters edge, inviting you to explore with a refreshing snorkel or relaxing swim. An exceptional spot to begin or end the day in peaceful meditation.

The house is tastefully and comfortably furnished with custom Mahogany cabinets and Italian tile and the ocean breeze flows freely through every room. Most of the time, guests find their favorite spot in the hammock or in one of the over sized chairs on the terrace. A perfect place to relax and enjoy the unobstructed water views ... The balconies give the feeling of being on a cruise ship and looking into the crystal clear waters is like looking into an aquarium.

There are 2 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Each bedroom is Air-Conditioned with queen size beds and Cable TV.

The house is equipped with high speed wifi, TV/ DVD/Netflix, stereo, BBQ grill, coolers, beach chairs, beach towels, some snorkeling gear, ... everything you need to have a great vacation!

The U shaped, paved driveway makes for easy in and out access as well as ample parking for several cars.

La Dolce Vita is a privately owned and managed home. The owners have lived on St. John since 2000 and are ready to assist you in anyway they can to assure you have a great vacation. 'Captain' Fernando is your on-island host and will thrill you with his enthusiasm and dedication to the St. John lifestyle. Be sure to ask about 'Fernando's Republic', which is a 30' Hunter, for a memorable day on the water snorkeling around St. John or a trip to the BVI's.

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More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017

About The Owner

We were both born in the mountains. One is from Colorado and the other from Northern Italy. La Dolce Vita was created out of the labors of love. We hope you will enjoy our home and property as much as we do.

The Owner purchased this villa in 2000

Why The Owner chose Coral Bay

I think it was really the people that made us choose to move to St. John. Great community spirit. People always say that they want to 'retire' and move to an island. (We moved but we didn't retire!!!)

What makes this villa unique

Having a house on the water in St. John is an incredible luxury. Sometimes the water is so clear and still we feel we're looking into an aquarium instead of the ocean. Having an acre of waterfront land is great because you don't feel any neighbors and the gardens are beautifully landscaped so one can really walk around and enjoy the property.

Amenities

Estate Little Plantation Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Indoor showers and an outdoor shower on the lower level for convenience when using the hot tub or coming from an ocean swim.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , xl twin bed plus a queen bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedrooms each have Queen size Beds, Air Conditioning, ceiling fans, Cable TV, and WIFI sofa bed in great room for a family with children
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Boat charter, restaurants, water sports rentals and grocery stores, just 5 minutes away. National Park Beaches only 10 minutes away.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Waterfront Villa! Great Views, Great House, Great Snorkeling!
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews
5

A truly breathtaking get away!

  • 5 of 5

La Dolce Vita is a true get away in paradise! We loved staying in Coral Bay which was quieter then staying in Cruz Bay and yet there were plenty of restaurants and shops. In addition we were still very close to lots of great hiking and beaches on St. John. The home is very private with breathtaking views from every level and room. The house is equipped with everything you could possibly need and more! Dorothy and Fernando were amazing hosts who were very helpful, always available and they thought of everything. We hope to make visiting St. John and staying at La Dolce Vita an annual visit!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Westchester County, NY
5

Beautiful home, incredible views, great location

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful home, perfect for 4 people- I wish there was a third bedroom! The outdoor spaces are incredible- decks, porches, dock, etc... The location is totally private and the views are to die for. The house has everything you could ever need supplied- full kitchen, beach chairs, etc... It is challenging to get into the water, but our family aged 60 and down all managed it thanks to the helpful water shoes provided by the house. The only other challenge is the driveway- typically of St. John it's a straight down hill roller coaster! We recommend this property with no complaints. Coral Bay is wonderfully quiet but there are several very good restaurants and beaches are a near drive- car is a must!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, comfy, relaxing, inspiring.

  • 5 of 5

La Dolce Vita is well situated in quiet Coral Bay, close enough to the shops and restaurants, but removed enough for privacy and peace. We loved the many outdoor sitting and dining areas on the decks, the hammock, hot tub, outdoor shower, and the ability to find a shady (or sunny) spot when desired. A great place to watch the boats go by, see the sunrise, watch the weather come and go, look at birds, iguanas and lizards and fish jumping in the bay. Inside, the bedrooms, baths, kitchen, and living rooms were well-appointed and classy but not fussy, perfect for our family of four including two teens. Our hosts were helpful and friendly and were available for any needs but left us alone unless we asked. The only thing that would have improved our experience is having direct access into the water. There is a lovely swimming dock but if the seas are a bit rough it's not advisable to use this. Overall, a great house in a great location!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We had a fantastic time on St. Johns and La Dolce Vita is the place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time on St. Johns and La Dolce Vita is the place to stay! A few points about our (Two couples) trip:

1. La Dolce Vita:

a. Accommodations: Dorothy and Fernando have a fantastic house. The accommodations are first class! We felt like we were at our personal resort! The house is exceptionally well kept and functional. There was nothing we ‘wished’ we had. Everything was there and Fernando was only a text away and very responsive to any questions or requests.

b. Location: being on the east side is great. La Dolce Vita is ideally placed on the west side of Coral Bay (east side of the island). We were minutes from eating, groceries and several terrific beaches. There are several wonderful restaurants on the east side. Two of our top eateries are minutes from La Dolce Vita. We met several people who traveled from the Cruz Bay side to eat on the Coral Bay side. Being on the west side of Coral Bay is a key advantage.

c. Amenities: The La Dolce Vita has everything you need. Both kitchens are well equipped; A/C where you need it. The breeze is constant on any deck (we spent equal times on the 2nd and 3rd floor decks. Outdoor shower (hot and cold water) for rinsing off. The deck near the water makes being ‘on the water’ an easy experience. Snorkeling off the deck is an adventure! Beach chairs are available and work great!

d. View: The views are incredible. The pictures on HomeAway only start to portray the beauty. We enjoyed the views and breeze every evening on the deck at La Dolce Vita after a day at the beach.

2. Our trip to St. John: This was our first trip to St. John but it won’t be our last. The island is beautiful and the roads are good. Islanders make you feel very welcome and are very hospitable.

a. Coral Bay (The country side): La Dolce Vita is on the Coral Bay (east) side. We didn’t really appreciate this until we arrived. We will always stay on the east side. Cruz Bay (west side) is great but we only wanted to visit as it’s much more occupied and not as laid back as Coral Bay.

b. Driving: driving on the left side of the road. Didn’t take too much to get used to this and again found islanders patient with tourists. We went to the west side 4 days out of our 7 day trip for groceries and lunch. The west side was more convenient to the beaches we went to on the north side (Cinnamon Bay, Trunk Bay, Francis Bay)

We had a wonderful time and look forward to our next visit!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Amazing views

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at La Dolce Vita April 2016, and had a wonderful time. The location in Coral Bay was great- close to a number of restaurants, as well as many beaches to choose from (Maho, Cinnamon, Salt Pond bays). With a small family (2 adults, 1 small child) we had plenty of room in the house, but spent most of our time outside on the decks. The property was well maintained, had nice amenities (spa, washer/dryer) and was in good shape. Dorothy, the owner, was responsive and available if we needed her. The views from the house were great, and we would definitely go back.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Carolina
5

Roman

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. The owners were fabulous and helpful. The house was in great condition and has a beautiful view. Would go back in a heartbeat

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Shipwreck Landing
Nearest Ferry
9 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Shipwreck Landing
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Salt Pond
Car: recommended

About a mile south of Coral Bay off of Rte 107. Just a few minutes to the National Park Beaches, Restaurants and Shopping.

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Rates & Availability

Estate Little Plantation Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter 2017-2pers
Jan 2 2017 - Apr 28 2017
5 night minimum stay
$500
From
$550
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2017 - 2 person
Apr 29 2017 - Sep 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
$395
From
$425
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Nov 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
$360
From
$395
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving-Decembe 2-persr
Nov 18 2017 - Dec 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
$460
From
$495
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Year's
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 4 2018
7 night minimum stay
$4,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2018- 2 pers
Jan 5 2018 - May 1 2018
5 night minimum stay
$500
From
$550
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$375
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 12.5%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Please contact the owner, Dorothy Micheletti at 305 606-1197 for the BEST RATE. Above rates are for 2 people only and the use of one bedroom. $50 per night extra for more than 2 people.
CANCELLATIONS:  All reservations cancelled will incur a 20% handling fee.  No refund for cancellations made within 60 days of your arrival unless we can rebook your space.  Because of this strict policy, we ask you to obtain travelers insurance to prevent loss from unforeseen events that will change your plans.

La Dolce Vita is a privately owned home. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm from their use of the premises or others they invite to use the premise. The owners are not responsible for accidents,illness or injuries that occurs while on the premise nor are they responsible for the loss of valuables and personal belongings of the guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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