About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 - 16 nights
No Damage-Popular Villa, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2), Private, Not Shared Pool
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
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 18, 2018
About Greg Kinslow
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
Why Greg Kinslow chose Seagrape Hill
I lived in the neighborhood and love the peace and quiet along with stellar views and breezes, which keep the bugs away.
What makes this Villa unique
Close to stores, restaurants, beaches,
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Nice, solid house with great views of the East End. Just the right size for a couple. We enjoyed our stay. Dave Speirs
Villa in Paradise
We enjoyed 6 amazing days at Harmony Retreat villa. The villa was the perfect size for two and we could not have found a more private place on St. John. The villa was very clean and had everything from a comfy bed, wifi, a safe, hair dryer, pool, coolers, chairs, towels, etc. etc. We really did not need anything except for visits to Love City Market to pick up snacks and SJVI beer before heading out to snorkel every day. Our stay on the east side let us experience the local color with chickens, sheep and donkeys and courageous left lane driving! Be sure to dine at Indigo Grill for the best filet mignon by far and The Thirsty Donkey for trivia night with the locals.
We highly recommend this villa if you are thinking of a getaway to paradise with dynamite views of Coral Bay Harbor.
Hate to post this review for fear that it will be booked next time I want to stay there!
This summer was actually our second stay at In Harmony Retreat. We loved it so much last summer that we booked it again for this summer. Last summer, I didn't want to post a review because I didn't want it to be unavailable when I go back, but I am going to risk it this time. We do hope to get back again next summer! This was my 13th visit to St. John and In Harmony is my favorite of all of the places we have stayed!
The house is the perfect size for a couple. It is all we needed in size and was fully equipped. Greg is an excellent owner and the house is stocked with things like paper products (TP, tissue, napkins, paper towels, etc.), garbage bags, detergents (kitchen and laundry), soaps, spices, bug spray and some sunblock. It also has some liquor left from previous guests. He has several ice chests and some beach chairs for your use as well. I also love that he has a clothes line and clothes pins to hang your wet clothes on when you come back from the beach.
The house itself is well kept and neat and clean. The wi-fi works really well. The TV worked when we needed it. We didn't use any, but Greg has an extensive DVD and CD collection available to his guests as well as a book collection. There are ample towels (including beach towels) and linens. The a/c works well. The bathroom is a nice size and the shower works well. The pool was the perfect size for the two of us to chill out in and have drinks and look at that amazing view.
The BEST part about In Harmony is the view from the porch! I could sit out there all day. The views to one side are of the East End and the BVIs and to the other side of Coral Bay. There are not alot of villas in between you and your view either. The breezes are also AMAZING! The first time we got there, I could not believe how strong they were! Both times we stayed, I don't think the breezes ever died down.
Another really nice thing about In Harmony is that the road up to the house is fully paved. It's on Seagrape Hill so you turn up the road right across the street from the fire station and go up. Its location and being paved makes it easy to get to back to the house from being at the beaches or out. We love the location!!!
We will definitely stay there again if it's just the two of us. If we have more in our group, we would rent his property next door, Sea Palace Retreat or both properties if we had a larger group. Greg is such a nice person to deal with and makes sure everything is perfect!
Perfection at In Harmony Retreat!!
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
No Complaints Here!!
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!
Minutes from Coral Bay bars and restaurants, the Virgin Islands National Park beaches and hiking trails.