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Betsy Melnik

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Romantic, charming and VERY private! Come relax!!

26 Reviews
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

St John Villa Rental Photos and Description

1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms

Caribbean Sunrise is the ultimate in serenity and privacy. Here you are treated to spectacular views of the bight at Norman Island and on down the Sir Frances Drake Channel to Virgin Gorda. You will find yourselves embraced by the constant tropical breezes and the crystal clear sea below.

The tastefully appointed villa is complete with ceiling fans, huge canopied king bed, well equipped kitchen, unique double sink bath, 2 outdoor showers, grill and very private pool. Enjoy the hummingbirds humming over the hibiscus in the outdoor alcove.

Caribbean Sunrise is part of Privateer Bay and located on a private cul-de-sac bordering undeveloped property as far as the eye can see. In this setting, you will enjoy some of the best snorkeling the island has to offer at Privateer Beach or in Hansen Bay, each just a two minute drive from your door.

Should you choose to venture out and explore the beautiful, laid back island of St. John, you are only a 12 minute drive to dining and artsy shopping boutiques in quirky Coral Bay. A 20 minute drive takes you to the world famous North Shore beaches where you can swim, snorkel, hike, wind surf and walk the beach to your heart’s content. In addition, you can visit the ruins in the National Park. Thanks to John Rockefeller, 2/3 of our beautiful island remains in the National Park.

Feel free to click on the link below. One of our wonderful guests made the video and said we could share it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_agCr1nthWM

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Betsy Melnik (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Betsy Melnik

Year built, 2009

Reviews

5
based on 26 traveler reviews

Romantic, charming and VERY private! Come relax!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews
5

Relax and Rejuvenate

  • 5 of 5

Relax and rejuvenate. . .experience a deep sense of renewal and reflection in this very special place. The location and layout are well designed for peace and quiet. The owners are attentive but sensitive to the needs of their guests. Well-maintained property. The island is beautiful and filled with adventure. Highly recommend. Beautiful home and views.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazingly beautiful, remote, and near perfect.

  • 5 of 5

Caribbean Sunrise was the perfect spot to celebrate our 30th Anniversary. The location was remote, quiet, and very private, and the views were incredible. The house was comfortable and well appointed, and we could have easily spent the entire vacation just hanging out at this beautiful villa, even though there's lots to see and do on St. John. There was always a great breeze blowing to keep the house (which is not air-conditioned) cool, and our favorite thing to do at the house was to sit on the porch, enjoying the breeze, reading, and watching the boat traffic.

The villa was very clean and well maintained, and the hosts, Bob and Betsy Melnik were very friendly and easy to get in contact with if we needed something. They took fantastic care of us from start to finish.

If you like the nightlife and activity of Cruz Bay, then this is not the place for you. It takes a good 15 minutes + just to get to Coral Bay from this villa (which is on the very East End of the island), and a good 35-45 minutes to get all the way back to Cruz Bay. But if you're into the laid back, friendly atmosphere of Coral Bay (which has plenty of fantastic restaurants/bars), then you will love Caribbean Sunrise. It is the perfect away from it all spot, and a great home base for lots of fun activities.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Caribbean Sunrise is truly a dream come true. My husband and I stayed for a week in late March and had a wonderful time. Bob and Betsy were the perfect hosts and made the entire process - from booking to departure - easy and relaxed. The location was perfect for us - very private and off the beaten path. The house is extremely comfortable, with all the amenities you could ever need. The views from every single room are truly breathtaking. Our only regret booking at Caribbean Sunrise is that we book it for a longer trip! If you are looking for a private, beautiful, serene getaway, then look no further. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Getting away from it all

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd time to St. John and first time at Bob & Betsy's home -- far and away the best vacation there so far. The privacy and view are exceptional. We spent at least half our day at the villa out on the terrace relaxing in the sun and watching the yachts. The home itself is perfect for a couple. It has island charm and spectacular views from every room. I can't imagine staying anywhere else on St. John but there.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Honeymoon Stay

  • 5 of 5

The pictures do not do Caribbean Sunrise justice - the views from inside and outside of the house are spectacular and the location is serene. The weather was great except for two days of intermittent rain - not a real problem as we lounged around for the rainy parts of those days. The house is very well appointed and everything works as it should. Bob and Betsy (the owners) have good taste! The outdoor shower was a treat. I miss it already.

Bob and Betsy are very helpful and friendly - upon our arrival, they met us at Skinny Leg's in Coral Bay and showed us the way to the house. We arrived after dark, but they took the time to do a quick run through of the house, telling us pretty much everything we needed to know in about 15 minutes. They provided a nice notebook filled with information about the house and optional excursions and services on the island. I highly recommend scheduling a massage with Barb and Cary - my wife and I arranged for massages, and they were a highlight of the trip.

We loved Coral Bay and the surrounding area. Indigo Grill, Ms. Lucy's, Skinny Legs, and The Tourist Trap had great food. The baby goats and donkeys we saw along the roads were very cute and friendly. Ram Head trail and Salt Pond bay were great fun. We went to Trunk Bay to sun and snorkel - it was a beautiful beach and really not that crowded.

All in all, we had a wonderful trip. We highly recommend Caribbean Sunrise. We will fondly remember our time their for years to come. Thank you, Bob and Betsy, for sharing your home with us.

Drew and Sara Sarrett

Richmond, VA

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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The Vacation You Thought You Only Read About!

  • 5 of 5

First of all, if you have dreamt of a vacation where you have peace, solitude, ocean breezes, the sounds of the water lapping below your house, views from every room an outdoor shower, and no-one else in sight...this place is for you!

My husband and I spent a week at this gorgeous home over looking Privateer Bay, perfectly outfitted for all of our needs. The owners are so thoughtful to think of extra towels, spices, condiments, and have out fitted the house with comfortable bedding and furniture...even fabulous linens (I'm a linen snob, so I appreciate a great sheet set!)

Within 5 -10 minute drive, you can be snorkeling with octopus and sea turtles, or dining at Skinny Legs with the locals. Or, just sit by the pool of this amazing home, read, relax and play games.

My husband and I have rented homes for years via VRBO and HomeAway all over the world. This was the best. A vacation we have dreamt of for 21 years and we intend to go back and have recommended the home to several of our friends since returning from the trip. Don't think twice about booking.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Map

Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Skinny Legs
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
St. Thomas
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Skinny Legs
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Privateer Beach (private)
Car: necessary

We are located 20 minutes from world famous North Shore beaches. Kayaking, snorkeling, horseback riding, hiking are all within a 20 minute ride from the villa.

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Rates & Availability

East End Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Shoulder
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 24 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,995
 
 
Winter
Jan 8 2017 - Feb 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,400
 
 
Spring
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,995
 
 
Summer
May 1 2017 - Jul 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
$2,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$2,295
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $175
Tax Rate 12.0%

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Amenities

St John Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2688 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , double sink
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower is convenient for rinsing snorkel gear.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Large king size canopy bed. Go to sleep and wake up to the sounds of ocean and the cool breezes. You have to catch at least one sunrise while staying here, even if it is while you are still in bed!
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
convection oven.

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