|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
In Harmony Retreat is a new, top of the line one bedroom villa. An ideal getaway for honeymooners and couples, with million dollar views of the Caribbean.
The Caribbean in front of you, stretching beyond your imagination. Water rippling below you in every shade of blue, dotted with sailboats and world-class yachts. The brand-new In Harmony Retreat for two awaits, ready to shelter you in the harmony that only the island of St. John can bring. Sit on one of the private balconies, bask in the dipping pool-spa, or relax in the air-conditioned villa. Completed in July 2007, In Harmony Retreat is a luxurious one-bedroom villa on Seagrape Hill in Coral Bay, St. John, the hot new in spot on the island with an old Caribbean feel. Just voted #4 in New York Times as Top 52 Places To Visit in 2016. From this stunning hilltop, you can see from the town of Coral Bay, with its beckoning restaurants and bars, to the shores and mountains of the British Virgin Islands across the sea. Because of it's higher location on Seagrape Hill, it has gentle breezes and stellar views that lower homes just can't offer.
In Harmony is just minutes from the famous pristine beaches of the National Park. Hike the park's trails or dive into the warm waters. There is plenty to do only a phone call away, such as kayaking, diving, snorkeling, swimming, and fishing.
And not only is there plenty to do, there is also plenty not to do. In Harmony Retreat is so comfortable you may not want to leave. Inside In Harmony, there are custom-built cypress-wood walls, cable television, and high-speed Internet access. Enjoy the Caribbean-style four-poster bed. Make yourself at home in the state-of-the-art kitchen, replete with hand-crafted cabinetry and stainless steel appliances. Have a private chef or masseuse come up to spoil you.
Outside you can grill on the new barbecue, or lounge in the dipping pool-spa. Look down on half a dozen islands or read a book under a palm tree. Pick your new favorite tropical flower from the unique island landscaping. Watch the sun set in breathtaking shades of pink and yellow or the moon rise over the Caribbean at midnight. Count the shooting stars and the wishes you make on them. Also, check out the brand new Sea Palace Retreat 1 or 2 BR next lot over. Both totally private and nothing shared.
In Harmony Retreat is ready to cater to your vacation needs.
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Keywords: Villa, One Bedroom, Amazing Views, Private, Romantic
I have been on St. John for 18 years and lived all over the island. Coral Bay is by far the best area. Having managed several top rental properties, I know what one needs on a St John vacation. Just opened the brand new Sea Palace Retreat 2br. Can be rented as a 1 br as well for two or 4.
Greg Kinslow purchased this villa in 2008
I lived in the neighborhood and love the peace and quiet along with stellar views and breezes, which keep the bugs away.
Close to stores, restaurants, beaches,
The Harmony Retreat is the perfect place for two! The view is great! The villa is very comfortable and tastefully done! The bedroom is very nice (A/C, flat screen TV, comfortable bed and plenty of closet space). The deck area and porch are wonderful to just sit out on and relax, read a book or just take in the view! A plus is the fact that the road to the villa is paved! If you have ever driven some of the non-paved roads on St. John...you would know exactly what I mean. The villa is well stocked with most everything you need. The owner is a super nice guy and very helpful and accommodating to your needs! Even though there are neighboring villas, the Harmony Retreat is very private, with lush tropical landscaping and privacy barriers. This is a perfect honeymoon retreat or for just two people that want to get away from it all! It is convenient to restaurants and shops of Coral Bay and an easy drive to the beaches and National Park areas. This was our 7th year spending time on St. John and the Harmony Retreat far exceeded our expectations! We will return for sure!
My husband and I just returned from our 8th stay in Coral Bay where we celebrated our 15th anniversary and a 50th B'Day at In Harmony Retreat which is now our absolute favorite home on St. John, so much so that we didn't want to leave!! As all the other reviewers have written, this villa has absolutely EVERYTHING you could need while on St John!! From the amazing views, to the constant cooling breezes, the perfectly appointed house with all amenities and then some, to the refreshing dipping pool and spa and fantastic sun deck and lounging on the covered patio, you could not ask for more! There were plenty of towels, chairs and coolers for the beach. The kitchen was well stocked with everything you needed to cook a meal, with a dishwasher and full sized refrigerator and stove. There were a number of items (condiments, etc., left by recent guests, so you may want to take an inventory before going out and stocking up, as we shopped first and then ended up adding a number of unopened condiments to the collection. There was a gas grill on the upper deck that we used a number of times and was in great working condition. The bed was very comfortable and the a/c was super quiet and cooled the bedroom down at night on occasions when it got a bit warm and sticky. Lots of bug spray and suntan lotion left by prior guest, as well as a basket in the bathroom cabinet with shampoos and conditioners, hairdryer, curling irons – you name it – it was there. We of course also left some items for the next guests. The breezes and ceiling fans kept the house very comfortable all day and at night! A large selection of movies for a night in and the Wi-Fi worked perfectly so I could check in with my office early in the mornings. Lots of outlets to recharge all your gadgets. We spent a number of nights watching the moon rise and viewing more stars than you could imagine including seeing the Milkyway with such clarity plus a multitude of shooting stars! Now to top off the perfection of the villa, there is Greg, who was a most gracious host and very attentive to us as guests, checking in with us to make sure all was going well, which made for the most PERFECT vacation we’ve ever had on St. John!!! Hope to be back soon and get the opportunity to hear and see Greg perform!!! Thanks Greg for everything!!! Best Sheila & Ted W
This was our second stay at In a Harmony Retreat. Stayed for 3 weeks and loved our time staying here and with Greg as our host! Spent a long time looking at vacation rentals and In Harmony had all that we were looking for, including the right price. Perfect place for two! The privacy and quietness (very important to us) was awesome! The views of Coral Bay were beautiful. The hot tub got lots of use! The bed is super comfortable and the AC unit in the bedroom is wonderful to have for sleeping comfortably at night. Place was very clean and feels cozy and definitely has the island vibe. Loved the wrap around porch/deck. Opening the patio doors and windows and feeling the breeze off Coral Bay and hearing the donkeys and frogs calling was great! The kitchen was clean and stocked with some of your cooking basics to get you started. And smiles all around when we saw the stocked bar! Cheers! The grill was also put to use. Greg also provided beach chairs, a mini cooler, and nice snorkel gear for treks to the many beautiful beaches! Check out Jumbie Beach...our favorite for hanging out! Loved having the washer and dryer available for laundry as well. Greg was an amazing and perfect host! Helpful, welcoming, and non-intrusive. It wouldn't be the same without him! Thanks Greg, Liz and I will definitely be back!! Will need to book early as more people discover this amazing St John gem! Indigo Grill had great food! The woodfire pizza was the best I've ever had; you will be amazed. Best happy hour spot is The Longboard in Cruz Bay; they have the best painkillers on the island!!
Spent one week at In Harmony Retreat and wanted for absolutely nothing - everything was there from Kleenex to snorkel/beach gear. Greg is super easy to rent from, responds very quickly when you contact him, and is quite accommodating. The cottage was very clean and perfect for two people. It offered a nice-sized, well-equipped kitchen and a wonderful porch with a beautiful view. This was our first trip to St. John and we were there to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary. We were very pleased with our decision to stay on the Coral Bay side - very quiet and peaceful yet close enough to get to all the gorgeous beaches. May appears to be a great time to visit as we had perfect weather and plenty of room on the beaches (no crowds) and all the restaurants were open plus lower rental rates. I researched a lot of rentals on Cruz Bay and Coral Bay and I feel like I hit the jackpot to find Greg and In Harmony Retreat. I definitely recommend this cottage for couples but if you have more than two people, check out Greg's new property next door - Sea Palace - OMG - it is gorgeous and brand new for 2016!!
The In Harmony Retreat was a real treat for my wife and I. The cottage was well stocked with just about anything you could need. For the adventurous, there were towels, snorkel gear and beach equipment. For the those wanting to just hang around, there is a huge selection of movies, books and CDs. The patio is very comfortable with its covered top and has plenty of shade. The only draw back of the patio is that you are in full view of the patio and deck of the next house below and to the side of the cottage. The pool area is wonderful! The pool/hot tub is visually completely private. The fence and plantings shield you from view of the house next door. However, conversations are not private. We could hear their conversations and I suspect they could hear ours.
The kitchen is extremely well stocked. Every dish we needed was available. All of the appliances worked well and the dishwasher was a nice unexpected bonus. The best thing we found was all of the partial bottles and rum and vodka left behind by previous guests. We finished off a number of those :-) There was also an ample supply of bug spay to use when you go out hiking. I even found wasp killer that I used to kill the wasps under the wooden lounges by the pool. Check these before you use them the first time. I found an active wasp nest under one of them and about 6 more empty ones.
The air conditioner in the bedroom was fabulous. On the occasional still and sticky night, this was wonderful. The bed was very comfortable too.
Greg is a great host and I highly recommend staying here. Also go check out Greg playing guitar at Shipwreck Landing on Friday nights. Great show!
We just returned from a fantastic stay at In Harmony Retreat. It is in a perfect location in Coral Bay with paved roads, cooling breezes and a fantastic view. The deck has a small pool that heats up and gives a great night time view of the stars. The house is spotlessly clean and has all top end items, from the oven, to the fridge/ice maker and comfortable bed and quiet cold AC unit in bedroom. It is very private and the perfect size for a couple. The owner lives close by and could not be a better host. Any questions and hes there for you, but you will never see him if you don't want to. Thanks Greg, and look forward to a future stay.
Ken and Tenna
Minutes from Coral Bay bars and restaurants, the Virgin Islands National Park beaches and hiking trails.
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Nov 19 2016 - Apr 20 2017
5 night minimum stay
Apr 21 2017 - Nov 18 2017
5 night minimum stay
By check or PayPal (traveler pays fees). 1/2 deposit to book, balance due 30 days before arrival. Can pay full amount if preferred. 60 days minimum on cancellations for full refunds or option to rebook.