La Bella Villa (2BR/2BA) Beautiful Views, Endless Breezes, Charming Villa!
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Coral Bay house description
La Bella Villa is a unique, hand-crafted home made of island stone and masonry. It has a gorgeous view of Coral Bay and of beautiful Bordeaux Mountain. The house itself has all the character and warmth of a traditional Caribbean home, yet it is modern, well equipped, clean, and comfortable. Romantics will adore this picturesque and idyllic home and marvel at the architectural touches.
The house faces Coral Bay: its 12 by 40 foot long covered porch lures you into sitting outside to read, watch the view, talk and simply enjoy comfortable outside living. Each room has a beautiful view and each bedroom is individually appointed with island art and touches. And you’ll love the magnificent mahogany shutters and doors (all fully screened, of course) all around the house.
Behind a Caribbean stone wall and next to the villa, La Bella Villa’s pool deck provides the perfect place for enjoying St. John’s sun and the views of Coral Bay and Bordeaux Mountain. The fresh water outdoor pool has ready access to a shower from the deck area as well as an entrance to the kitchen. With lounge chairs, a table and umbrella for reading by the pool, beach towels, and a nearby gas grill, you have all the comforts for an afternoon in the sun. We also provide beach chairs and a cooler for beach outings.
Opening from the pool deck, the kitchen is a NEFF custom kitchen featuring a granite sink and concrete counters. It is modern and fully equipped.
The living room is furnished with traditional Caribbean furniture. With vaulted ceilings, ceiling fans, tiled floors and Caribbean art, it has a relaxing and inviting interior. For your entertainment, a British Colonial-style armoire houses the entertainment center, including a nice collection of movies, CDs, and games for guests’ pleasure.
The beautiful mahogany doors open to the 500 square foot deck with a fabulous view of Coral Bay. The porch has a wooden table which seats 6 for relaxed, al fresco dining. A comfy sofa and wicker rocking chairs make the porch an outdoor living room, cooled by breezes from Coral Bay and by ceiling fans.
La Bella Villa sleeps 4 comfortably in its two bedrooms, and has a queen-sized sleeper sofa in the living room for up to 2 more. The master bedroom features a romantic, British Colonial king-sized four-poster bed with luxurious linens, sconce lights above the bed, mahogany closets, a floor mirror, ceiling fans for a comfortable breeze, and views through jalousied/screened doors onto the porch and to Coral Bay itself. The master bath has a full, island style, walk-in tiled shower, footed sink, and comfortable privacy.
The second bedroom features a queen-sized bed as well as palm tree lamps on mahogany night stands. Overlooking the pool and with windows on three sides, this charming bedroom also features luxurious linens, Caribbean art, a ceiling fan for a cool breeze, and mahogany doors and window shutters.
After a day in the pool or at the beach, it is a short drive to one of the many fine or fun restaurants for which St. John is well known, including the famous Skinny Legs, Sweet Plantains, Aqua Bistro, Shipwreck Landing and others right in Coral Bay. A 20-minute ride takes you to Cruz Bay which features numerous other great restaurants and more shopping.
Perhaps best of all is the great access to the popular, beautiful North Shore beaches and the opportunity to explore South Shore and East End beaches, which are less frequented.
A variety of birds frequent the immediate area which, depending upon the season, may include the largest hummingbirds you have ever seen, even parrots, and our popular native bird, the little but gorgeous bananaquit. Coral Bay, which is a little more funky and laid back than the Cruz Bay area of St. John, is also known for the island donkeys and goats that wander the streets and occasionally come near the villa. Our very own iguana family lives in the trees off the decks. And the night sounds of the tree frogs will lull you into a deep restful sleep.
Couples and families – adventurers, romantics, or those wanting just to relax -- will adore this picturesque and idyllic villa. We have a 5-day minimum stay.
- 2300 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Limited Accessibility
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Pantry Items
- Coffee Maker
- Catering Available
- Ice Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Iron & Board
- Hair Dryer
- Towels Provided
- Parking Off Street
- Washing Machine
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Video Library
- Music Library
- Wireless Internet
- Broadband Access
Pool & Spa
- Private Pool
Deck / Patio:
La Bella Villa has two decks...a large covered deck with rocking chairs, dining table, and a comfy sofa, and the pool deck with chaise lounges and a table with umbrella for pool-side meals....moreless
- Outdoor Grill
- Lawn / Garden
- Porch / Veranda
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Wood Deck
Location & View
From the pool deck, guests have a wonderful view of lush, green Bordeaux Mountain. Sometimes the top is shrouded in mist or clouds and it is fascinating to watch the clouds "go up" the side....moreless
- Ocean View
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Medical Services
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Massage Therapist
- Rain Forests
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
- Eco Tourism
- La Bella Villa is just off Centerline Road in a little neighborhood of 7 houses, most of which are inhabited by year-round residents. Bella Villa is itself up a slight hill so it has an unobstructed view both of magnificent Coral Bay and also, toward the west, of Bordeaux Mountain. This placement accounts for the privacy, nearly constant breezes, magnificent views and easy access to Coral Bay, which is less than a mile further down the road. Watching the sun and shadows on Coral Bay and the changing shadows on Bordeaux gives guests a great sense of peace and perspective. The views are to die for! La Bella Villa is about 2 minutes from Skinny Legs! Other Activities: Shopping, Boating, Parasailing, Miniature Golf, Shelling...moreless
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Absolutely the Best Family Vacation EverGuest comment entered by owner
Absolutely the Best Family Vacation Ever
My wife, myself, and our 2 kids (ages 10 and 6) returned to atlanta from St. John and La Bella Villa 3 days ago and wish we could go back tomorrow. The back deck and its view of Coral Bay was the spot for morning coffee/tea, evening wine and cocktails, and family games. The side deck with the pool and view of Bordeaux Mountain was perfect for evening plunges in the pool or just lounging. From the house beautiful beaches such as Trunk Bay, Cinnamon Bay, Maho Bay, and Salt Pond (there were more, just too many to mention) were easily reachable. I almost forgot to mention the incredible outdoor shower. None of us ever used the indoor one.... The owners, Sally and Franz, were great to deal with and much help. And though we really didn't need her, it was obvious Nancy, the caretaker, was ready to assist. Since it was September, the island was very quiet and some establishments in Coral Bay were closed. We went to Cruz Bay a few times. But we enjoyed the quiet. Perhaps we were blessed to have great weather in September. But when we plan our return to the island, it may well again be during September. As my wife and kids have already stated "Best family vacation ever!"
- Guest O O from Atlanta
- Date of stay 09/07/13
- Review Submitted 09/27/13
Beautifully Appointed, Amazing Views
Beautifully Appointed, Amazing Views
La Bella Villa is a treasure tucked away in a hill overlooking Coral Bay. We stayed there several nights, and loved the privacy and beauty of the place. It features amazing stonework, high ceilings, modern kitchen, and stunning views of the island's green hills and bay. Wooden shutters are perfect for keeping the island breezes circulating inside. The outdoor shower was also a real treat, and we loved waking up to the sounds of doves cooing. A fabulous romantic getaway!
- Guest Andy (Washington DC)
- Date of stay 05/07/13
- Review Submitted 05/23/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers, age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway.
Love at first sight!!
Love at first sight!!
La Bella Villa was the perfect spot for our family of 4 to call home during our week on St. John. It is a charming stone house with amazing Caribbean character. Palms swaying, a spacious terra cotta veranda, teak doors and shutters, a huge relaxing pool deck, and all the modern comforts and amenities! The views really took our breath away - any time of day! You look right out to the center of Coral Bay which is just enchanting. It took us not more than 10 min. to get to the first of the Northshore beaches - easy drive and of course, just a couple of minutes to all Coral Bay restaurants/shops. The owners and property manager were lovely to deal with....the house was simply paradise!
- Guest Kary (Charlotte, NC)
- Date of stay 03/30/13
- Review Submitted 04/16/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, romantic getaway, sightseeing, adventure seekers.
Owner response: La Bella Villa seems to be especially well suited to families with children, honeymooners who want a special place with extra privacy, and couples. We love sharing its Caribbean features with those who already love St. John or who are first time visitors!
We shared La Bella Villa with another couple for a fantastic week in November. Loved the laid back vibe of Coral Bay, where we chartered a boat to snorkel the BVI's and hang out at the Soggy Dollar. The main deck at La Bella Villa was a great place to spend mornings reading. The side deck and pool were our end-of-the-day hang out. We LOVED the out door stone and tile shower! Nice breezes kept out bedroom pleasant at night. The house was well provisioned and in great shape. Can't wait to return!
- Guest Frank & Pat (Hydes, MD)
- Date of stay 11/03/12
- Review Submitted 04/03/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway, adventure seekers.
Perfect for watching sunrises!Guest comment entered by owner
Perfect for watching sunrises!
I am sorry it took me so long to write to say thank you! Thank you for pushing us to stay a few more days, it was definitely worth it! We loved the house and enjoyed sitting on the porch each morning watching the sun come up! We only turned the TV on once to watch the playoffs. As a mama-to-be I was in bed early each night and read 4 books while away-- it was perfect! We visited as many different beaches as possible, and it's impossible to name our favorite one! We could barely keep our husbands out of the water for sunscreen (they were like kids!). All of the reviews were right, and food/groceries/etc. were expensive! We ended up cooking in most nights to save on dining out, but with the kitchen fully stocked it was an enjoyable process. Thanks again and I hope to get down again soon!
- Guest Betsy and friends
- Date of stay 01/17/13
- Review Submitted 02/18/13
La Bella Villa - How soon can we go back!
La Bella Villa - How soon can we go back!
My wife and I spent a week at La Bella Villa on our honeymoon. From start to finish, the trip was relaxing and care free! Nancy (the property manager for the house) and her husband met us on the dock in Cruz Bay. They took us to get our rental jeep and waited while we stocked up at the grocery store. We felt welcome and at ease from the moment she met us! The house is situated a short drive from Coral Bay - not too far from activity but just the right amount of privacy. The porch overlooking the bay got a lot of use whether reading, taking a quick nap or enjoying an afternoon drink. And what a view! Many times did we find ourselves gazing out at the water and taking it all in. The accommodations are fantastic! We particularly both loved the outdoor shower. Proximity to the beaches could not be easier and we had great time in Coral Bay. Shipwreak Landing and Donkey Diner are two of the best restaurants on the island and they are minutes from La Bella Villa's front door! We were just there two weeks ago and can't wait to go back!!
- Guest JJ and Stephanie (Washington DC)
- Date of stay 01/06/13
- Review Submitted 01/25/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, girls getaway.
Owner response: It's always a special treat for us when honeymooners select La Bella Villa for their romantic retreat! We love making suggestions about favorite things to do and places to go while on St. John -- all to help them have a memorable, wonderful time. It's a great place to start a life together!
Heaven in the Virgin Islands
Heaven in the Virgin Islands
My wife and I recently stayed at La Bella Villa for our honeymoon. Since returning two weeks ago, we have dreamed daily about our time on the island and our stay at this beautiful property. From the moment we stepped inside, we were completely blown away by La Bella Villa. On all sides of the house are large screened doors which open up to create a wonderfully airy and open feeling. We spent most of our time on the front porch which has a breathtaking view of the crystal clear water and sailboats of Coral Bay. Waking up to this wonderful view each morning wasn't too bad either! On a practical level, the house is equipped with absolutely everything you would want right down to bottle openers, board games, beach chairs and towels, and a binder full of dining and activity recommendations for St. John. There are wonderful beaches and restaurants galore on St. John, but visitors to La Bella Villa should be sure to eat at Shipwreck Landing in Coral Bay, spend some time at the wonderful beach of Jumbie Bay and head down to Salt Pond. We highly recommend La Bella Villa, and are already trying to figure out the next time that we can go back!
- Guest MW (Washington, DC)
- Date of stay 12/13/12
- Review Submitted 12/29/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, romantic getaway.
Most relaxing vacation I've had in years!
Most relaxing vacation I've had in years!
La Bella Villa was the perfect place for a vacation. My husband and I were able to totally decompress and relax while enjoying the Villa's beautiful views from the porch, relaxing by the pool, the outdoor shower and enjoying the incredible oceans breezes. The Villa's location in Coral Bay (the quieter side of the island) also made it very enjoy able - we loved being away from Cruiz Bay and the larger hotels. La Bella Villa is perfectly situated - you are close to restaurants in Coral Bay but can also get to beaches easily. My husband and I enjoy cooking and found the Villa's kitchen well stocked and easy to use. We also enjoyed using the gas grill. This is a great place if you are looking for a quiet get-a-way and some serious relaxation.
- Guest Heidi (Cincinnati, Ohio)
- Date of stay 11/24/12
- Review Submitted 12/06/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, romantic getaway, girls getaway, adventure seekers.
A FANTASTIC week!Guest comment entered by owner
A FANTASTIC week!
We had a FANTASTIC week at La Bella Villa! Thanks for sharing your lovely home with us. Great views, loved the deck and especially the beautiful outdoor shower. More later, work is piled up and all I can think of is another Painkiller!
- Guest Frank G.
- Date of stay 11/12/12
- Review Submitted 11/21/12
We LOVED your villa!Guest comment entered by owner
We LOVED your villa!
We're back from St. John and I wanted to tell you how much we loved your villa.... What a beautiful job you've done with design and furnishings. I love the mahogany doors and the ritual of opening and closing them. Everybody enjoyed the outdoor shower. Not having been to the island before, we were flying blind, but are so glad we were on the Coral Bay side... We have nothing but great things to say about your house, its condition and our total enjoyment there. We hope to be back!
- Guest JV
- Date of stay 03/03/12
- Review Submitted 03/18/12
High Season 2013: Jan 3 - April 6 .. $3300/week Low Season 2013: Apr 7 - Nov 22, Nov 30 - Dec 20 ... $2400/week Thanksgiving 2013: Nov 23 - Nov 29 ... $2700/week Christmas and New Years 2013/14: Dec 21 - Jan 3 ... $3700/week High Season 2014: Jan 4 - April 20... $3400/week Low Season 2014: April 21 - Nov 21, Nov 29 - Dec 20... $2400/wee 10% VI hotel tax is always added on top of the rental fees. We request you stay at least 5 nights; longer is always fine!
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- Nearest Airport: on St Thomas, with a ferry to St. John at 22 Miles
- Nearest Ferry: from Cruz Bay, to St Thomas at 7 Miles
- Nearest Beach: South to Salt Pond Bay; North Shore beaches at 3 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Skinny Legs, Island Blues, Sputnik, Aqua Bistro at 1 Miles
Year Purchased: 2004
About the owner: Sitting at Sun Dog Cafe in Mongoose Junction, just enjoying St. John.
Why the Owner Chose Coral Bay:
St. John is our dream destination. Despite California roots, we'll never move there because the water is cold and the ocean is...gray! When we saw this villa, we fell in love with it! And have never wavered in our delight with Bella Villa -- or St. John -- since!
The Unique Benefits at this House:
La Bella Villa is heaven in the Caribbean. AND it has a fabulous outdoor shower complete with a fossilized fish. Who could ask for more?
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La Bella Villa: where you can choose sun or shade, always with a great view!
When we're lucky, our cute granddaughter also welcomes us to the villa.
Morning views from the deck give you a great sense of what the day will be like.
We enjoy al fresco lunches and dinners with a glorious view of Coral Bay.
For entertainment: cable TV, games, DVDs, a stereo, CDs, iPod dock, and WiFi
No problem doing dishes with a view like this!
Our very private pool deck offers fabulous views and a great place for breakfast
The master bedroom is VERY romantic with an elegant four-poster king-sized bed
The master bathroom has attractive "facilities" with plush linens.
The second bedroom has its own lovely views of the pool deck and mountains.
Everyone LOVES to shower outdoors -- under the stars or the sun.
A breath-taking sunset view of the bay is the perfect way to end a glorious day.
A welcoming entrance to our charming villa -- with island stonework and mahogany
The big, covered deck is perfect for reading or snoozing -- with cool breezes.
A favorite pasttime is setting out sugar water for the birds to enjoy.
We feature comfort and island decor in the living room with a hidden sleep sofa.
Our fully equipped kitchen leads to the pool deck and grill.
The cool pool is surrounded by unique island stone work and is soooo inviting!
From the pool deck we love watching clouds over Bordeaux Mountain - gorgeous!
...and a glorious view of the Bay and tropical foliage through mahogany doors.
The villa is surrounded by lush foliage; this is outside the master bedroom.
The second bathroom is bright and spacious and leads to the outdoor shower.
In the unique island stonework, we have our own fossilized fish in the shower.
Please come stay at La Bella Villa! It's perfect for 1 or 2 couples or a family!
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