Over the Rainbow - Pool, Exceptionally Private, Beautiful Views of Reef Bay!
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Pets considered:Ask Manager
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Reef Bay villa description
Over the Rainbow is located in an extraordinarily tranquil and unspoiled setting on the border of the National Park in Reef Bay, on the south shore of St. John. The stunning 260-degree views include the south shoreline of the National Park all the way to Ram’s Head, plus miles of blue Caribbean sea and lovely sunrises over Reef Bay, and the glow of sunsets behind Fish Bay. Reef Bay Beach is a usually deserted white sand beach that is a 10-minute hike. The beach is one of St. John's most undiscovered and virgin National Park beaches, where sea turtles still lay their eggs and where romantic beach walks are a very private affair. A one mile hike along the shoreline brings you to a second beach at the head of Reef Bay while other trails take you on more challenging hikes through the National Park to Lameshur Bay, Bordeaux Mountain or Rams Head. It's a four-mile drive into Cruz Bay, but Reef Bay is well off the beaten path, so few tourists ever explore this beautiful and relatively unknown area of St John.
Over the Rainbow is a 2-bedroom, 2-bath villa that consists of three connected buildings, that are built in a semi circle around a terra cotta tiled garden courtyard. The three buildings contain the great room, the master bedroom and the guest bedroom. You park below the villa and climb stairs up to the courtyard, where your entrance to the great room, guest bedroom and master bedroom is located. The great room features 16’ x 8’ screened glass pocket doors that open to an east facing stunning view into The National Park, plus a very intimate and private pool and sundeck. Tiled decks surround the pool, and a gazebo off the pool offers a shaded place to contemplate the peacefulness and beauty of this divine setting. A smaller deck off the master bedroom offers a view of sunsets over Fish Bay in the west.
Large screened sliding glass doors on the east and west sides of the great room open to gorgeous views and also create a relaxing indoor-outdoor living area with constant cooling breezes off the water. Terra cotta tiled floors, exposed beams and pastel colors create a soothing interior and a 40” flat screen TV and DVD, a 2-speaker MP3/CD player/stereo, and wireless internet provide the electronic entertainment. There’s dining for four in the great room, or outside in the courtyard, or on the pool deck or under the gazebo at a table seating four.
The kitchen includes a 4-burner stove with oven, refrigerator-freezer, microwave, dishwasher, blender, coffeemaker, telephone and a suitable assortment of cookware and dinnerware. A washer/dryer and a BBQ grill are also included
The master bedroom (queen bed) and the guest bedroom (king bed) both have a private tiled bath. The master bathroom has screened sliding walls that roll away to create a charming shower and bath area. The master bedroom also has its own private deck and deck furniture providing a cozy spot to watch the sunset over Fish Bay.
- 1800 sq. ft.
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
- Iron & Board
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- The home includes beach towels, beach chairs and a cooler.
Pool & Spa
- Private Pool
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
- Sports & Activities
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Ocean View
- Water View
- Beach View
- Mountain View
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Jet Skiing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Mountain Climbing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Whale Watching
- Over the Rainbow is located in an extremely tranquil and unspoiled setting on the border of the National Park in Reef Bay, on the south shore of St. John. The stunning 260 degree views include the south shoreline of the National Park all the way to Ram’s Head, miles of blue Caribbean Sea, lovely sunrises over Reef Bay and the glow of sunsets behind Fish Bay. Reef Bay Beach is a usually deserted white sand beach that is a 10 - 15 minute walk. The beach at Reef Bay is one of St. John's most unspoiled National Park beaches, where sea turtles still lay their eggs and romantic beach walks are a very private affair. A one mile hike along the shore brings you to a second beach at the head of Reef Bay while other trails take you on more challenging hikes through the National Park to Lameshur Bay, Bordeaux Mountain or Rams Head. It's a four-mile drive into Cruz Bay, but Reef Bay is well off the beaten path, so few tourists ever explore this beautiful and relatively unknown area of St John....moreless
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This is my second year at this house. I love it. The view is stunning. It overlooks national park land so very private with no light pollution from either houses or other islands. No AC but u really don't need it with all the breezes. I will be staying here next year too if I can manage it. I do want to put in a plea for other guests to feed my "adopted" feral cat Rainbow. She is a brown tiger-striped cat and was emaciated when she first came crying at my door. You will recognize her because her tongue hangs out of her mouth and she drools a bit. I think she has had some kind of mouth injury. She can eat but looks awkward doing so. I've been fattening her up for two weeks now on canned and dry food. She has a tougher time with dry food but can eat it. Please continue to help her survive and also give money to the animal care center of St. John so they can continue their spay/neuter work. Rainbow, I hope you are still here when I come next year!
- Guest Rainbow (NYC)
- Date of stay 07/21/13
- Review Submitted 08/01/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, girls getaway, adventure seekers.
|Dates||Nightly||Wknd Night||Weekend||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
|In Season (2-4p rate)
Dec 14 - Apr 11, 2014
7 night min stay
|Off Season (2p rate)
Apr 12 - Dec 12, 2014
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Base/In Season rate based on 2 people.
IN SEASON: Dec 14, 2013 - April 11, 2014
$2905/wk for 2 - 4 persons
CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARS: $5250/wk for 2-6 guests
OFF SEASON: April 12, 2012 - Dec 12, 2012
$1610/wk for 2, $1890/wk for 3-4
THANKSGIVING: Off Season Rates Apply
10% Hotel Tax/5% Service Charge
$500 Damage Deposit
50% due within 7 days of booking, Final payment due 60 days prior to arrival. Final payment for Christmas/New Years reservations is due 120 days prior to arrival.
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- Nearest Beach: beach at 0.5 Miles
Year Purchased: 2007
Why Reef Bay:
We’re a couple who really love the beauties of nature, things like unspoiled views of the mountains and coastline of the National Park, peaceful walks on a usually deserted beach, sitting by the pool in undisturbed privacy, where you see no one and no one sees you, and being outside and listening to the quiet, where the only sounds are the surf breaking on the beach and the songbirds in the trees. These are some of the exceptional qualities that make Over the Rainbow a very special home in a truly beautiful setting. The privacy, tranquility and magnificent views are definitely a nature lover’s dream come true. There’s also something very warm and inviting about our home that gives it a decidedly romantic flavor. That’s not just our opinion either, for the guest notes I’ve read indicate that our home is a favorite of honeymooners and couples on a lovecation. Some of the guests stated that they honeymooned here and then came back on their 5th or10th anniversary and the view into the National Park was exactly the same. They’re right, the National Park insures a timeless view, but rest assured that our home never stays the same for we’ve always got a project underway to improve its coziness, comfort and appearance. We love this home and we’re always working to make it a more enjoyable experience for our guests and us. We like to share this beautiful setting with others, so we keep the price fair and affordable so you can experience what we call the awesomeness of Reef Bay. If you like a dash of excitement tossed into a bowl of natural beauty, you’ll like spending magic nights at Over the Rainbow.
The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Over the Rainbow was built on the hill that overlooks Reef Bay and because it sits on a small ridgeline it is one of only two homes that has views to the east and the west. A lot of St. John homes have very scenic views, but we think the views into the National Park and down the pristine southern coast have to be the islands best, although our friends on the north shore might take issue with that. Great views are one thing, but when you add in total privacy in a very quiet and romantic setting, we think you’ve got quite a package. Throw in a some of your favorite music, a cold beverage and some warm sun and you’ve got a relaxing and romantic place to be alone and enjoy the moments that make life special. This is a very special place, unlike no other.
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Your view overlooks Reef Bay and the south shore of the National Park
This building contains the great room
The very private, often deserted National Park beach at Reef Bay
The view from the great room
Dining in the courtyard
The master bedroom
The private deck off the master bedroom
The view from the gazebo
The great room appropriately has a great view
The pool and sundeck is ultra private and romantic
The master bedroom in the glow of a summer sunset
The living area
Dining with total privacy and a view to live for
The master bedroom, viewed from the kitchen
Looking into the courtyard from the master bedroom
The guest bedroom
A very peaceful, quiet and romantic setting
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