4 bedroom, 3 bath villa with awesome pool area overlooking Coral Bay!
About Shirley Bierkamp
Hello! We are Jim & Shirley Bierkamp, and we own Dancing Dolphins. When we aren't enjoying beautiful St. John at Dancing Dolphins, we reside a short distance outside of Knoxville, TN. Jim is originally from Minnesota, and Shirley is a native of Tennessee whose careers brought them together resulting in a happy marriage of over 20 years. Our blended family consists of two adult boys, two adult girls, their spouses, and four grandchildren. Because of our blended family, shortly after we married we decided to make it easy on everybody during the Holidays by sponsoring annual family "Bier-cations" instead. One of our first Biercations was to St. Thomas in 2003 where we took an excursion to St. John - and Shirley and Jim have come back to St. John every year since 2003, and the kids have made it almost all of those years. For a long time, we vacationed on the Cruz Bay side of the island, staying at our timeshare at the Westin. But, as Jim started thinking of retirement, we knew that we wanted to spend more time on St. John, so we started looking at houses. That led us to discover the precious jewel of Coral Bay and the east end of St. John. We love the different life style around Coral Bay, so in 2015 we bit the bullet and bought Dancing Dolphins - even though retirement hasn't happened yet. We couldn't have made a better decision! We love the home, but as importantly we love the easy going life style and friendly people of Coral Bay. The friendships that we have built here are as strong and as many as we have had anywhere. We hope that you experience the same things when you visit St. John and, hopefully, Dancing Dolphins. We look forward to welcoming you as our guests at Dancing Dolphins to treat you to a great life experience! Jim & Shirley Bierkamp
Shirley Bierkamp purchased this Villa in 2015
Why Shirley Bierkamp chose Upper Carolina
The beauty of the Coral Bay area, the convenience to world class beaches, great food, great bars, great friends, friendly people, the wide variety of things to do, and a laid-back lifestyle make Dancing Dolphins a great setting for building unique and wonderful family memories.
What makes this Villa unique
In addition to all of the other great things that we love about St. John, our onsite Manager, Rob Johanson, is himself a special treat that you'll only find at Dancing Dolphins. Rob makes sure that everything is to your satisfaction at Dancing Dolphins, and he offers a wide variety of guest services that will make your visit an experience that you won't forget. Rob is a long-time resident of St. John, so he knows the ins and outs of what to do and what to see, whatever your tastes. He can offer exciting excursions on land or sea - including his own kayak rentals. He is a USCG certified captain, so he can deliver a personalized sailing experience for your group. To top it off, Rob is an excellent chef and can whip up a great meal for you at the end of a long day of fun. He might even play a few tunes on the accordion for you, if you like - you'll quickly see why his island nickname is Accordion Rob!
Pool / Spa
Children allowed - Under 7 not allowed without prior approval.Under 7 not allowed without prior approval.
No parties/events - Not allowed without prior approval by Owner.Not allowed without prior approval by Owner.
No smoking - Not permitted on the entire property.Not permitted on the entire property.
Max guests: 8
Minimum age of primary renter: 25 - Under 7 not allowed without prior approval.Under 7 not allowed without prior approval.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Absolutely best place to stay in St John!!!!
Dancing Dolphins is an amazing place! This is my second time staying and again it did not disappoint. Shirley and their amazing property manager, Capt Rob, were very responsive and always available for any of our questions. The house is a perfect set up for a group of couple or a large family. The view from the pool is breathtaking and a perfect place to enjoy cocktails after the beach. I would recommend this to anyone going to St John on vacation and hope that I am lucky enough to stay there again in the future.
Dancing Dolphins is Great - would gladly return
The property is great. Outstanding views, a nice plunge pool, very well provisioned - perfect for that St. John vacation. If you prefer the quiet, Coral Bay neighborhood of St John as we do, this is the place for you. In addition to a wonderful facility, the property managers, Joy and Rob, are great resources for local recommendations and can provide any support you may need without being intrusive at all.
Paradise, as advertised
Absolutely everything about this house was as good or better than advertised. House is in good shape, everything works (despite total devastation of entire island 2 years prior). The view is unparalleled. From pretty much every room or patio you see lush wooded cliffs, the bay below, stars above. The foliage surrounding the house is beautiful too. Plenty to do within walking distance (hikes, the small town of Coral Bay, the famous smoothies stand at the top of the hill, beaches (though not the island's best ones). A/C worked when needed (not needed much). Well stocked kitchen. The property managers were next door. They were very nice and gave us all the advice we needed about the house and the island, and where to find jam sessions and other live music each night. The vibe was very laid back.
Enjoyable Week at Dancing Dolphins
Outstanding experience at Dancing Dolphins. Comfortable home with all the amenities and great location above Coral Bay. Rob and Joy were attentive and gracious hosts. We recommend Dancing Dolphins without hesitation. Can't wait to return!
Thank you, David, for your review of your stay at Dancing Dolphins. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Dancing Dolphins
The house is beautiful. The views from all of the bedrooms were a joy to wake up to. The plunge pool was perfect to cool off after a day in the heat. The “quiet” side of the island was a nice change of pace. We also enjoyed our sunset sail with caretakers Captain Rob and Joy of Harmony Charters.
Our onsite Manager, Rob Johanson, is himself a special treat that you'll only find at Dancing Dolphins. In addition to making sure that everything is to your satisfaction at Dancing Dolphins, Rob offers a wide variety of guest services that will make your visit an experience that you won't forget. Rob is a long-time resident of St. John, so he knows the ins and outs of what to do and what to see, whatever your tastes. He can offer exciting excursions on land or sea - including his own kayak rentals. He is a USCG certified captain, so he can deliver a personalized charter sailing experience. To top it off, Rob is an excellent chef and can whip up a great meal for you at the end of a long day of fun. He might even play a few tunes on the accordion for you, if you like - you'll quickly see why his island nickname is Accordion Rob!