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

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
villa
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights

Description

Coral Bay Villa Rental Photos and Description

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
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 9, 2016
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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 St John

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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Waterfront Villa! Great Views, Great House, Great Snorkeling!
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews
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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Oklahoma
5

Amazing Island Relief !

  • 5 of 5

This has been our 3rd time to stay at La Dolce Vita and every time it gets better and better. You will never beat the view and the layed back location in the heart of Coral Bay. Dorothy and Fernando always make the experience a fantastic memory that makes you go back again! They are the most hospitable people and surround you with every thing you need. The option to just walk right down form the house to the water is an incredible feature/benefit. If you want to have a great vacation on an incredible island and experience it staying in a personalized home--this it! The Copelands

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Saint Paul, MN, United States
5

Absolutely perfect

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed in Coral Bay for 5 nights and La Dolce Vita was the absolutely perfect rental for our trip. The home and grounds were meticulously cared for and had all the features and amenities we could think of. We especially enjoyed the hot tub, the hammock and the sitting area right off the water. The views of Coral Bay were incredible - we ate in most nights and enjoying the evening views from the balcony. The location is very close to markets that had everything we needed (Calabash Market was less than a minute away and was well stocked, including fresh fish and produce) and it was also a quick drive to hiking and snorkeling activities on the Eastern side of the island. Snorkeling right off the shore also offered an abundance of coral and fish. We saw sea turtles and some rays as well. Would definitely recommend for anyone but this made for the perfect getaway for two. The owners were also very friendly, informative and great to work with. We hope to return again someday.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Springfield, MO
5

We hope to return!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here late September and aim to go back and take our adult daughters and their significant others to stay here because we loved it so much! Loved the location and the views were indescribably gorgeous from the decks. The house has great architectural features and is very well-equipped. We never even used the indoor showers...as the outdoor shower was comfortable, clean, and all we needed! Fernando had picked fresh starfruits right from their yard as a welcome treat for us! It was delicious! The landscaping and grounds are amazing eye-candy! We rented our Jeep at St.Thomas airport and ferried over to Cruz Bay. Went to Star Market and liquor store before driving over to Coral Bay. There is a small market and some liquor available in Coral Bay but we encourage you to plan ahead and stock up some prior to leaving Cruz Bay. It will take about 1 hour to drive across the island. I do recommend people do NOT attempt to arrive in the dark and in the rain if you've never driven the island before and are unfamiliar with the roads and driveway entrance-- thankful for Fernando helping direct us out of our little predicament and that we were in a four-wheel drive Jeep! We did have a little trouble getting the A/C unit in our bedroom to cool the room and it was an adjustment to adapt to the humidity, for us, but we got along pretty well anyhow because we were mainly in swimsuits the entire visit anyhow! Maybe we'll get the meet Dorothy next year when we bring our family!?

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Coral Bay is home to Josephine's Organic Greens and Pickles in Paradise Deli and we have 2 small grocery stores with a brand new larger one opening this month at Cocoloba Shopping Center by Aqua Bistro, making shopping even more convenient in Coral Bay. Our house is about 8.5 miles or a 20 minute drive from the ferry dock in Cruz Bay. The winding roads and driving on the left is something one might need to get use to and understandably, it can take a little longer if it's your first visit, it's raining and your in the dark. No worries, you're on island time, so enjoy the adventure, it's all worthwhile and that's why it's called "La Dolce Vita!" (The Sweet Life)
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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

Coral Bay Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
2 pers
Nov 26 2016 - Dec 16 2016
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 17 2016 - Jan 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
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
 
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

Refundable damage deposit $300
Property Damage Protection $59
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.

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Amenities

Coral Bay Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
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:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • 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.

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