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Last updated: 05/30/2015
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Starlit Escape is an immaculate 1 bedroom 1 bath rental villa with a pool nestled in a private, forested valley on St. John's unspoiled east side. Surrounded by tropical gardens, fruit trees and wildlife, this villa offers the full Island experience. Conveniently located to all that is St John; the palm guarded white sand beaches, the Virgin Islands National Park, the many restaurants and bars, sailing, hiking, shopping and just plain relaxing await. Family owned and managed, the aptly named Starlit Escape is known for its seclusion, peacefulness and natural beauty. No detail has been left out and the owners are always accessible for any need. All amenities are included or will be provided upon request. Starlit Escape accommodates up to 4 guests, making it ideal for couples getaways, or families with small children.

On-site owner's family ensure every detail is perfect for your stay.

About St John, The US Virgin Island's Best: The still-pristine island of St. John is the smallest of the three U.S. Virgin Islands and lies just 3 miles east of St. Thomas and a mile from the nearest of the British Virgin Islands. Nearly two-thirds of the island is national park, with forests and nature trails for your enjoyment. Nature lovers will be amazed by St. John's ecological diversity, from cactus-laden desert bluffs to lush tropical forests singing with tree frogs and painted by orchids.
The true treasure of St. John is its beaches, white with soft, sugary sand and edged by coconut palms, gentle waters, and pristine coral reefs. World-famous Trunk Bay is here, as are spectacular Hawksnest Bay and Cinnamon Bay. Part of the national park land is underwater and home to amazing coral reefs, plant life, tropical fish and turtles.


Beyond the spectacular natural beauty, St. John is a colorful and artistic community filled with unique shops, boutiques and vendors. The shelves are filled with local artwork and distinctive jewelry as well as exotic imports. All of the restaurants are locally owned, each serving up tantalizing flavors and atmosphere for even the most discerning palate. Local seafood such as mahi mahi, Caribbean lobster, conch, wahoo, yellowtail snapper and tuna are always fresh and available.

Getting out on the water is a must for every Virgin Island vacation. Sailing, fishing, scuba diving and powerboat charters are widely available, as well as sea kayak and dinghy rentals. Our favorite is sailing. The fresh tradewinds, calm seas and protected anchorages make the Virgin Islands one of the top sailing destinations in the world. Hundreds of nearby islands await your exploration, all just a short boat ride away. Some of the best snorkeling and diving spots are only accessible by boat.

Many visitors will be captivated by the fascinating history of St. John and the Caribbean. From the Taino, Arawak and Carib Indians, to the days of piracy, to the Danish sugar plantations, St. John has amazing stories of slavery and freedom, rebellion and discovery. Many remnants of those days have been preserved here. Upon your exploration you will find Danish sugar mill ruins, archaeological digs, and petroglyphs from the ancient tribes that first inhabited St. John.

There is so much to do and see on this tiny 27-square-mile mountainous island that many visitors find themselves coming back year after year.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    Great home for kids, We can supply a High Chair and a Pack and Play and can arrange for more if needed (no need to travel with lots of gear!)...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Living Room: 1 queen

    High Quality Air Mattress available...moreless

  • Bedroom is furnished with soft cotton bedding in tropical pastels. Cribs are available for families with young children. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Any amenity not listed above can be provided upon request, or may already be there....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games:

    WII...moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Coin Laundry
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Forests
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Rain Forests
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Rural
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Communication / Internet

  • Fax

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone:

    Unlimited FREE Stateside calling from the house line...moreless

  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Shared with Owners (but we wont use it at all during your stay)...moreless

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2015
May 1 - Nov 14, 2015
5 night min stay
$200
$1,400
Winter 2015/2016
Nov 15 - Dec 15, 2015
5 night min stay
$200
$1,400
Holiday 2015/2016
Dec 16 - Jan 6, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,800
Winter 2015/2016
Jan 7 - Feb 12, 2016
5 night min stay
$200
$1,400
Presidents Week
Feb 13 - Feb 20, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,800
Winter 2016
Feb 21 - May 1, 2016
5 night min stay
$200
$1,400
Summer 2016
May 2 - Nov 12, 2016
5 night min stay
$200
$1,400
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$200
$1,400

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Holiday rates apply for stays including Christmas, New Years and Presidents Weeks will be charge an additional $400 charge.


Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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Last updated: 05/30/2015
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Location

30 Miles
Nearest Airport
St Thomas
0.75 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Coral Bay
8 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Cruz BaY
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
St Thomas
0.75 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Coral Bay
2.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Maho Bay, Francis Bay, Salt Pond, Vie's Beach

Car: Necessary

Starlit Escape is located in a lush surrounding, just under one mile from the coast. On site, tropical gardens throughout the estate accent the expansive covered verandas and pool deck. Perfect for birdwatching by day and stargazing at night. From the villa you can access the Virgin Islands National Park. Nearby White sand beaches, hiking and water sports such as sailing, snorkeling, diving and just plain laying on the beach. Coral Bay is just under one mile away, with many shops, restaurants, bars and access to an array of adventurous activities.

The still-pristine island of St. John is the smallest of the three U.S. Virgin Islands and lies just 3 miles east of St. Thomas and a mile from the nearest of the British Virgin Islands. Nearly two-thirds of the island is national park, with forests and nature trails for your enjoyment. Nature lovers will be amazed by St. John's ecological diversity. Starlit Escape is located remotely, 3/4 of a mile in on a mostly flat dirt road.

Other Activities: Beaches, hiking, shopping, dining,

Golf: Golf is available in St Thomas, a 15 minute boat ride away. Mahogany Run Golf Club is a premier Caribbean course, with it's signature holes towering on sea cliffs above the crashing aqua waves. We will gladly help you make arrangements for a day of golf.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: After moving to St John in 1999, I knew I was home. A year and half later, I met Angie while she was on vacation in St John. She moved in and we have been married ever since. Our baby Avalene was born here in 2012. Our home has been a passion for us for years. We have rented to over 300 different parties so far and have made life long friends through it. We endeavor to make sure you are comfortable during your stay and get everything you hope for out of the trip. Please always feel free to reach out to us for any reason during your stay be it for something you need at the home or for our years of island knowledge

Why the Owner Chose Coral Bay:
This home is located in a secret valley in Coral Bay; La La Land. Its hard to find for most and many people who have lived on island for years do not even know it exists. After winding in on the road, when you come up to the house you will understand this oasis in the jungle. The landscaped grounds, and natural surroundings are magical and the home is well thought out. From Coral Bay (5 mintues drive) it is easy to access both the North and South Shore beaches as well as the East End and all of the hiking trails between. This is truly a central location on St John. Because we are owner/operators we have been able to keep our prices down and our service level up for years as many of our repeat guests will tell you.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Hammocks Stretched Poolside

    Hammocks Stretched Poolside

  • Palms Make the pool Private( its behind the palms)

    Palms Make the pool Private( its behind the palms)

  • New Beach Sheik Kitchen

    New Beach Sheik Kitchen

  • 32' Flat Screen TV, DVD player and I-pod connectable Stereo

    32' Flat Screen TV, DVD player and I-pod connectable Stereo

  • View from Above Starlit Escape, the large House at the bottom of the frame

    View from Above Starlit Escape, the large House at the bottom of the frame

  • Poolside under the Full Moon

    Poolside under the Full Moon

  • Villa at Night

    Villa at Night

  • Spacious Bedroom with queen bed

    Spacious Bedroom with queen bed

  • Another Kitchen Angle with Teak Table

    Another Kitchen Angle with Teak Table

  • Jared with a monster lobster

    Jared with a monster lobster

  • Desk area with WIFI and free unlimited calling to the USA

    Desk area with WIFI and free unlimited calling to the USA

  • Stylish and soft bedding

    Stylish and soft bedding

  • True Caribbean Charm

    True Caribbean Charm

  • Living Room set up with Air Bed for additional guests or Kids(view from Kitchen)

    Living Room set up with Air Bed for additional guests or Kids(view from Kitchen)

  • Comfortable Kitchen dining, full size fridge

    Comfortable Kitchen dining, full size fridge

  • Lush Gardens and Fruit Trees across the whole estate

    Lush Gardens and Fruit Trees across the whole estate

  • Lots of Natural Light

    Lots of Natural Light

  • Kitchen and Dining Area with view to pool and covered deck

    Kitchen and Dining Area with view to pool and covered deck

  • Large Cozy Couch in front of the Flat Screen TV.  Lots of Books & Island Guides

    Large Cozy Couch in front of the Flat Screen TV. Lots of Books & Island Guides

  • View toward kitchen and door to bedroom with Air bed set up

    View toward kitchen and door to bedroom with Air bed set up

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Minimum stay: 5-7 nights
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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Owner
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within an hour
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 05/30/2015
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