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Waterlemon Villa ~ It's All About the View! 20% Off Summer Bookings!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Waterlemon Villa is a private 3BR, 3BA vacation home located on the hillside overlooking Coral Bay, St.John. At 700 feet above sea level, this casually elegant retreat is high enough to capture the breezes of the trade winds and close enough to the harbor to watch the sailboats come and go. The breathtaking 50-mile view up the Sir Francis Drake Channel extends all the way to Spanishtown Harbor on the southern tip of Virgin Gorda. Two queen bedrooms and one twin bedroom accommodate up to six people so it is ideal for three couples or a family, but the privacy of the location and pool make it just as enticing for a honeymoon couple or an anniversary trip! Larger groups can rent the house next door as well and accomodate up to twelve total.

The house is equipped for gourmet cooking with Cuisinart pots and pans, good knives, extensive cooking utensils, a microwave, and, of course, a blender and a margarita set! (This is a vacation home, after all). There is a Weber gas grill and plenty of serving dishes and glasses if you wish to cook. The wrought iron table on the upper screened-in porch is an ideal place to eat and enjoy the view.

There are multiple options for relaxing at the Villa from chaise lounges at the pool, to rocking chairs on the lower level porch, to the wicker set on the upstairs screened-in porch. The comfortable wicker living room set in the great room is a terrific place for watching TV or a movie or just listening to the stereo.

Coral Bay restaurants are five minutes from the house, and the outstanding snorkeling beaches of Salt Pond Bay and Leinster Bay are a scenic 10-15 minute drive. Put the beach chairs and the cooler in the car, grab the towels and spend the day exploring. The natural beauty of St. John awaits you!

Coral Bay and Waterlemon Villa are an easy 20-25 minute drive east from the ferry dock in Cruz Bay. Come and visit, paradise is calling...


Waterlemon Villa welcomes children 8 years and older. The house is not suitable for young children due to the height of the porches and retaining walls. In addition, a steep staircase between the first and second floors may make the house potentially undesirable for people with difficulty navigating stairs. Waterlemon Villa is a no-smoking, no pets property.

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Marc Miller
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
April 13, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Waterlemon Villa is a wonderful place to stay. It is located in Coral Bay and has the most spectacular view. I took several books to read, but just could not get into them because I couldn’t take my eyes off the view long enough to do so. The villa is top notch, very nicely decorated and meticulously maintained. There is a screened in porch on the living/kitchen level that was in constant use during our stay. It was great to be able to sit, relax, enjoy the view and not have to worry about the skeeters. There was also a lower level veranda that was not screened that was equally terrific. The two master bedrooms opened to this veranda which also had access to the pool. Excellent seating on both levels and at the pool (which had plenty of loungers and a dining set). The screened porch also had a dining table and we ate all of our meals there. Enjoyed the outside shower attached to the master bedroom. Once again, gorgeous view. The second bedroom was a duplicate of the master. There is a third bedroom with twins on the upper level. With the exception of the third bedroom and bath, there are incredible views from every room in the house. The owner was a pleasure to deal with, as was the on island manager. I highly recommend this villa, but beware, it is very difficult to have to leave when the time comes!Taylor --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Dec 2009
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Estate Carolina House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2) Can be converted to a king bed.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Raft
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
gas grill,iron & ironing board, hair dryers, beach towels & chairs, cooler, ceiling fans in all rooms


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average rating of 4.90625 based on 36 reviews
Rainbow City, AL

27th Anniversary trip-July 2009

  • 5 of 5

Our trip to Waterlemon Villa was also our first trip to St. John so we did not know what to expect. We were VERY worried that the lack of AC would be a problem in July. Many people on the forums discouraged us from renting one without air based on our concerns but we took a chance and do not regret it one bit! We are from Alabama and run our air constantly from April to September! The breezes that blow continuously were a joy and believe it or not, one night we actually got a little COLD (it had finally rained about 30 minutes)!

The view from the villa is breathtaking and the villa itself is magnificent. The beds were great and the fans kept us cool each night. Waterlemon has so many great touches that made everything so much easier. We are used to walking directly out to a beach when on the Gulf Coast and trips to the beautiful beaches of St. John require some packing and planning. Ellen (the owner) has taken that into account and provides chairs, coolers, and beach towels, which makes this so much easier!

The outdoor showers were really nice. I actually put my contacts in BEFORE the shower so I could enjoy the view during the shower! There is also an indoor shower for those nights when you come in late or for the less adventurous so all tastes are covered.

There are so many nice touches, like books, movies, candles, spices, and a really well stocked kitchen, not that I believe in doing much cooking on a vacation, but many people do! There are even hairdryers in the bathrooms with diffusers! I didn't take mine to save space so that was great! Another surprise was a speaker for our MP3 player that is NOT an IPOD. I was also able to take my computer so we could find info while there.

The drive up was not nearly as frightening some other driveways we have seen on the forums. Backing out required a few passes but my husband mastered that quickly.

After we got there, I was really glad we picked Coral Bay. I really can't imagine staying around Cruz Bay and the villas with views of just the ocean are too much like what we have at home. We researched places to stay for hundreds of hours but it really paid off! We have been to other places in the Caribbean and I didn't think any place could be more beautiful that St. Lucia, but St. John just has so many wonderful beaches and the views to the other islands make it a cut above. The colors of the water are amazing and the snorkeling was fantastic. This was our best trip yet!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2009
  • Stayed: July 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Atlanta, Ga

Amazing views

  • 4 of 5

This house had great views, I agree it didn’t need air conditioning-the breezes were amazing. We loved the outdoor showers as well. The stairs to the downstairs are steep. Our door in the bedroom was broken so we couldn’t open the screen for the breezes but I am guessing that could be something from the hurricane and hopefully it will be fixed soon. Overall it was a nice house.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Waterlemon Villa is a wonderful home away from home. It is beautifully decorated, very comfortable with a well equipped kitchen and a breathtaking view of Coral Bay from 2 spacious decks. It is very well located at this quiet end of St John, near several markets and restaurants. It's 5 Star choice.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic week in paradise with truly indescribable views

  • 5 of 5

Had the best vacation at Waterlemon Villa!! I had wanted to go to St John, heard it was a beautiful island and I wasn't mislead. I have been to many islands but St John is very different. Great hiking, loved the donkeys, goats, sheep and chikens all over the island. Great hiking, beaches, sailing and snorkeling.

The best part of the vacation was staying at Waterlemon Villa. The home has everything including a gourmet kitchen! I loved listening to the tree frogs sing at night. Definitely the best views on the Island! Even the outdoor showers have views!!! I will always remember morning coffee and watching the sunset on the huge porch with those views. I can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chapel Hill, NC

Great View, Property a Little Dated

  • 4 of 5

We spent 8 days at Waterlemon Villa during our recent trip to St. John with 2 other couples and we had a great time. The views from the Villa are fantastic. The unit itself is very open and airy and does not need air conditioning. The villa is now 10 years old and it needs some work. Despite the fact that there is a nice screened in porch with terrific views, it is easy for mosquitos to get into the porch area and ultimately into the house through openings that have been created through settling of the structure. We were constantly swatting at mosquitos.

To get to and from the property, you definitely need an AWD or 4WD vehicle. At the end of the driveway, there is a very steep, paved, hill that you must go up and down (up on the way out). We had an AWD vehicle and made it up and down fine, but the drive is not for the weak hearted. It is quite a slope. Once there, turning your vehicle around is another challenge. We turned our vehicle around before the first of the 3 houses on the road and backed all the way down to the villa so our vehicle would be facing out.

The villa is well equipped, although the twin beds in the upper bedroom are a bit wobbly. It looks like all the furniture is the original furniture and now has 10 years of wear and tear. While this was not a big issue for us, it is something I wanted to make people aware of. The kitchen is well stocked with pots, pans, etc. if you want to cook in, something we did quite often. The inside steps going down from the main floor to the 2 bedrooms on the lower level are quite steep. This would be an issue for someone who has limited mobility.

Another thing to be aware of is that the water from the faucets comes from a cistern, therefore, the water is not drinkable. You have to buy bottled water to consume during your visit. We purchased gallon jugs which are available everywhere.

The location of the Villa is great. All the beaches on the North End are easily accessible as are the beaches on the East End. If you want to be away from the hustle and bustle of Cruz Bay, this is a good location. It is about a 25 minute drive to Cruz Bay.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hartford, Ct

Great views morning, noon and night

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed the stay at Waterlemon. Quite mornings looking out at Coral Bay with a cup of coffee before the kids were up and then again at dinner and into the evening. We saw rainbows just about every morning as the morning showers passed by. The manager and the owner are easy to work with and really nice.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Cruz Bay, St. John, USVI
Car: necessary

Coral Bay is a quaint, laid back village on the eastern end of St. John with easy access to the beautiful beaches of the North Shore as well as the more remote East End, Kiddle Bay & perfect Salt Pond Bay. You can hike various trails from Coral Bay or ride horses around the area. There are six delicious & varied restaurants, two small grocery stores, and several clothing and gift shops. Cruz Bay & the ferry dock are 20 min to the west where you will find lots of bars, restaurants & shopping. You can rent or charter boats or book excursions from either locale. People are welcoming & friendly everywhere on St. John so come & explore!

Golf: Although there are no golf courses on St. John, there are several on St. Thomas. Mahogany Run golf course is 15 minutes from the ferry dock in Red Hook, St. Thomas, which is a 15 minute boat ride from Cruz Bay.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Rates listed above are for 1 - 2 guests. Rates for additional guests are as follows:
High Season: 3 - 4 guests $3,400. 5 - 6 guests $3,700
Low Season: 3 - 4 guests $2,500. 5 - 6 guests $2,700
Christmas & New Year's 2016: $5,000
President's Week 2017: $4,000

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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