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

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


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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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 5, 2018

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 Estate Little Plantation

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.


Estate Little Plantation Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , xl twin bed plus a queen bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Bedrooms each have Queen size Beds, Air Conditioning, ceiling fans, Cable TV, and WIFI sofa bed in great room for a family with children
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • 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
Boat charter, restaurants, water sports rentals and grocery stores, just 5 minutes away. National Park Beaches only 10 minutes away.


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Waterfront Villa! Great Views, Great House, Great Snorkeling!
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews
Columbus, Oh

High expectations met!

  • 5 of 5

Our recent bucket-list trip to St. John was fantastic and Dorothy and Fernando's villa was the perfect hub for our dream vacation! The ample outdoor space was perfect for our entire party, allowing for space to socialize and space for quiet, contemplative time. The views were incredible and we left windows open to hear the relaxing surf sound below. The home contained all necessary amenities and was lovely and cozy. Fernando greeted us and recommended nearby restaurants and shopping so we could easily prepare meals at home if desired. We did swim off the dock and the snorkeling was great when the water was calm but water shoes are necessary to avoid urchins. The nearby beaches are stunning. We were sad to leave La Dolce Vita and look forward to coming here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for staying with us and taking the time to write a review! We look forward to having you return to St John and La Dolce Vita in the near future.
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Just outstanding!

  • 5 of 5

Great, great location if you want to explore the Coral Bay side of the island! Central to the east end/salt pond/Lameschur and over the hill to Maho/Francis/Water Lemon Cay. This with the restaurants and markets put us right in the middle of it; and allow short jaunts to our favorite beaches. Ok now--the property is immaculate and Fernado has done an exquisite job with the landscaping. Perfect for 2 couples or family of 5. The bedrooms on the second deck provide space away from the kitchen and top level areas; plus the sundeck and another deck with the hot tub add additional areas to enjoy. Kitchen has all the necessary pots/utensils and space needed. Living room is open and like the full bath on that level also!

There were at leas 4 beach chairs/ice chest--everything you need.

Its been said but watch out going in and out of the water at the platform there is an abundance of sea urchins--unless you accomplished at it or with water shoes--just don't do it.

...Try Haul over bay during the week and swim out to Petes bar, he only takes wet money!!!

Thank you all for a great experience!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Westchester County, NY

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: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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.