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You'll find villa 'Iola' nestled atop 'Sugarbird Hill' and off the beaten path for a truly island feel. Discover the pleasing, out of the way neighborhood beaches and hiking trails. From 'Iola' you'll partake in stunning ocean and virgin national park mountain views from huge custom-made mahogany arched windows. This villa sits on its own, lush, out of the way 2/3 acre . Gaze from John Folly Bay, past Treasure Island' and out to the BVI. With a turn you'll see the other side of the island at Grootpan Bay. Enjoy an open floor plan and high vaulted beamed ceiling on the upper level. The large upper kitchen is granite and well equipped for making your own gourmet delights Enjoy lounging in the sea breezes of the tradewinds from the screened open air porch. Have an elegant twilight evening barbecuing in the brick and stone upper level courtyard.
HONEYMOONER'S welcome: Iola is really the 'penthouse' for honeymooner's. It is open, large and airy. hear the surf sounds, birds and nature. beside the ocean you will also view the untouched hillsides of the National Park's Minna Hill. Easy assess to beaches and restaurants. It's just a 5 minute walk to 'The Tourist Trap' outdoor bar/restaurant where you grab a bite and the bus if you don't want to drive.
The sleeping porch has a queen bed with closable shutters, glass and screens or you can leave it all open or manipulate the 'trade winds' breezes and down island ocean views. The large romantic bedroom has a king bed and french doors leading to your private deck and courtyard. Iola has a high, vaulted ,large beam ceilings throughout and lots of open space. Large bright arched windows and free flowing cross breezes to enjoy a true island feel....moreless
The bathroom has a large tiled shower with glass block lighting and it is plenty big for two at a time. Have fun saving water....moreless
Strongly suggest renting a 4 wheel vehicle for sightseeing from the many car rentals near the St John ferry dock or from St Thomas airport. There are steep, windy paved roads all the way from the dock to the lower level of villa 'Iola' and the drive past the lower driveway to the upper level car port parking is a typical, unpaved, bumpy, steep, island road.
You can also take the bus from the nearby 'Tourist Trap', an outdoor restaurant to go across island from Salt Pond to Cruz Bay (town) for only $1. It runs from 6:00AM to 7:00PM every hour on the hour.
There are hiking trials all over the island and many beaches to choose from. Over one half of the island is part of the National Park with old slave plantation ruins and great adventure. Our beaches are renown for great snorkeling. We are off the beaten path!!!...moreless
My special St John reading selection in paperbacks in the entertainment center. ...moreless
Books For Adults
and also an ipod docking station for your ipod...moreless
Including numerous cd's and ipod connection.....moreless
Satellite / Cable:
Huge 50' flat screen TV and complete entertainment center....moreless
Winter 2016 Dec 14 - Apr 15, 2016 7 night min stay
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Guest age 12 and over only. Quotes are for 2 adult guests. Please request quote for any additional guests.
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'Iola' is located 10 minutes past Coral Bay 'Town' on the quiet end of St John. Suggest you rent a 4wd vehicle to enjoy the adventures and all the places you want to explore. From Cruz Bay cross the island via Centerline Road which takes about 35 minutes.
Other Activities: St John has over 40 hiking trails thru the national park & over 22 beaches
Year Purchased: 2010
About the owner: We first visited St John on our honeymoon. We fell in love with this island immediately and never left. Come see for yourself. Warning! St John can be addictive. Many lose their soles and leave their souls behind.
Why the Owner Chose Coral Bay: Luxury, lots of personal space inside and outside, and tranquil setting surrounds you.
The Unique Benefits at this House: Paradise for sailors, beach lovers, snorkelers and hikers. Over 23 beaches and hiking trails too.