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Open For Business! Affordable Getaway for Families and Couples with Pool and AC

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Affordable St John vacation rental with pool for couples or small families

Starlit Escape is an immaculate 1 bedroom 1 bath rental villa with a pool nestled in a private, forested valley on St. John's unspoiled east side. Surrounded by tropical gardens, fruit trees and wildlife, this villa offers the full Island experience. Conveniently located to all that is St John; the palm guarded white sand beaches, the Virgin Islands National Park, the many restaurants and bars, sailing, hiking, shopping and just plain relaxing await. Family owned and managed, the aptly named Starlit Escape is known for its seclusion, peacefulness and natural beauty. No detail has been left out and the owners are always accessible for any need. Air conditioned bedroom, private pool, washer and dryer, WIFI, covered decks, full kitchen, free calls to the USA, cable TV with Showtime. All amenities are included or will be provided upon request. Starlit Escape accommodates up to 4 guests, making it ideal for couples getaways, or families with small children.

On-site owner's family ensure every detail is perfect for your stay.

About St John, The US Virgin Island's Best: The still-pristine island of St. John is the smallest of the three U.S. Virgin Islands and lies just 3 miles east of St. Thomas and a mile from the nearest of the British Virgin Islands. Nearly two-thirds of the island is national park, with forests and nature trails for your enjoyment. Nature lovers will be amazed by St. John's ecological diversity, from cactus-laden desert bluffs to lush tropical forests singing with tree frogs and painted by orchids.

The true treasure of St. John is its beaches, white with soft, sugary sand and edged by coconut palms, gentle waters, and pristine coral reefs. World-famous Trunk Bay is here, as are spectacular Hawksnest Bay and Cinnamon Bay. Part of the national park land is underwater and home to amazing coral reefs, plant life, tropical fish and turtles.

Beyond the spectacular natural beauty, St. John is a colorful and artistic community filled with unique shops, boutiques and vendors. The shelves are filled with local artwork and distinctive jewelry as well as exotic imports. All of the restaurants are locally owned, each serving up tantalizing flavors and atmosphere for even the most discerning palate. Local seafood such as mahi mahi, Caribbean lobster, conch, wahoo, yellowtail snapper and tuna are always fresh and available.

Getting out on the water is a must for every Virgin Island vacation. Sailing, fishing, scuba diving and powerboat charters are widely available, as well as sea kayak and dinghy rentals. Our favorite is sailing. The fresh tradewinds, calm seas and protected anchorages make the Virgin Islands one of the top sailing destinations in the world. Hundreds of nearby islands await your exploration, all just a short boat ride away. Some of the best snorkeling and diving spots are only accessible by boat.

Many visitors will be captivated by the fascinating history of St. John and the Caribbean. From the Taino, Arawak and Carib Indians, to the days of piracy, to the Danish sugar plantations, St. John has amazing stories of slavery and freedom, rebellion and discovery. Many remnants of those days have been preserved here. Upon your exploration you will find Danish sugar mill ruins, archaeological digs, and petroglyphs from the ancient tribes that first inhabited St. John.

There is so much to do and see on this tiny 27-square-mile mountainous island that many visitors find themselves coming back year after year.

More Details

Property Manager
Jared Warren
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Jared Warren

After moving to St John in 1999, I knew I was home. A year and half later, I met Angie while she was on vacation in St John. She moved in and we have been married ever since. Our baby Avalene was born here in 2012. Our home has been a passion for us for years. We have rented to over 300 different parties so far and have made life long friends through it. We endeavor to make sure you are comfortable during your stay and get everything you hope for out of the trip. Please always feel free to reach out to us for any reason during your stay be it for something you need at the home or for our years of island knowledge

Jared Warren purchased this house in 2005

Why Jared Warren chose Upper Carolina

This home is located in a secret valley in Coral Bay; La La Land. Its hard to find for most and many people who have lived on island for years do not even know it exists. After winding in on the road, when you come up to the house you will understand this oasis in the jungle. The landscaped grounds, and natural surroundings are magical and the home is well thought out. From Coral Bay (5 mintues drive) it is easy to access both the North and South Shore beaches as well as the East End and all of the hiking trails between. This is truly a central location on St John. Because we are owner/operators we have been able to keep our prices down and our service level up for years as many of our repeat guests will tell you.


Upper Carolina House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Living Room - 1 queen , High Quality Air Mattress available
  • Bedroom is furnished with soft cotton bedding in tropical pastels. Cribs are available for families with young children. The queen airbed is placed in the living room. We can also provide sheets for the "bed like" but not pull out couch.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Any amenity not listed above can be provided upon request, or may already be there.


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average rating of 4.904762 based on 21 reviews

Great escape

  • 5 of 5

This is the ideal place to get away from it all. We stayed five days and loved it. Very large, airy, and comfortable. Huge shaded porch with two hammocks, lovely pool, beautiful natural setting. Jared, Angie and Avalene (and her tortoise Lilac) were perfect hosts. Highest recommendation.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Starlight Escape Recovered Well

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I went to St. John to enjoy the beaches and warm weather and also to see how the recovery is coming from the hurricanes. I won't lie, the damage done is devastating, especially the further east you go on the island. I will say that the people are working very hard to clean it up. Every day there were people out cutting weeds and removing debris from the roads and linemen working on power lines. I could even see changes by the end of the week in the area where we stayed at Coral Bay.

The villa itself was great and all that the two of us needed. Jared was very helpful in giving us tips on where to eat, shop, and rent a jeep. Believe me you do need a Jeep! That would be the only thing holding me back from a 5 star -- the last part of the trek is rough but it's just part of the island.

Also during the time we were there there was no cable or internet so that really forced us to unplug from the outside world which is not all bad!

Glad we went and hopefully can go back again to see what I am sure will be even more progress on this island.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great spot for the Coral Bay Area!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Starlit Escape. The name is perfect. It's detached but close enough to access all the great spots on St. John.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Great property for a romantic getaway.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this property. Everything was clean, well kept, and well maintained. The house had everything we needed for our stay. It was conveniently located in Coral Bay which allowed for easy exploration of the island. The location of the house, also gave it a more secluded and quiet escape from the busy Cruz Bay location. Jared and Angie were truly hospitable. We mentioned we loved the idea of picking a mango right off the tree and eating it, and a few minutes later Jared and his lovely daughter came over with a mango offering from their own mango tree! There was another mango waiting for us the next day by the door when we came back from a long day at the beach! We look forward to our next stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect get away spot for the two of us. Highly recommend it and plan to return.

  • 5 of 5

Great spot for quiet retreat in private setting. Surrounded by thick hillside jungle full of great animal and bird sounds (protected by perimeter fencing), this home is beautifuly appointed and well equipped. It is only minutes down a fairly rough gravel roadway to the Coral Bay village. Our hosts were very accommodating and helpful (they live on the floor above) but gave us plenty of privacy.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome stay in Coral Bay

  • 5 of 5

We had such a lovely time on the Coral Bay side of the island and Starlit Escape was the perfect little home for the week. We really enjoyed the laid back feel and it had all the amenities we needed. We're dreading going back to the hustle and bustle of home. Thanks for an awesome villa Jared and Angie!

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
St Thomas
Nearest Barpub
0.75 Miles
Coral Bay
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Cruz BaY
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
St Thomas
Nearest Restaurant
0.75 Miles
Coral Bay
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
Maho Bay, Francis Bay, Salt Pond, Vie's Beach
Car: necessary

Starlit Escape is located in a lush surrounding, just under one mile from the coast. On site, tropical gardens throughout the estate accent the expansive covered verandas and pool deck. Perfect for birdwatching by day and stargazing at night. From the villa you can access the Virgin Islands National Park. Nearby White sand beaches, hiking and water sports such as sailing, snorkeling, diving and just plain laying on the beach. Coral Bay is just under one mile away, with many shops, restaurants, bars and access to an array of adventurous activities.

The still-pristine island of St. John is the smallest of the three U.S. Virgin Islands and lies just 3 miles east of St. Thomas and a mile from the nearest of the British Virgin Islands. Nearly two-thirds of the island is national park, with forests and nature trails for your enjoyment. Nature lovers will be amazed by St. John's ecological diversity. Starlit Escape is located remotely, 3/4 of a mile in on a mostly flat dirt road.

Other Activities: Beaches, hiking, shopping, dining,

Golf: Golf is available in St Thomas, a 15 minute boat ride away. Mahogany Run Golf Club is a premier Caribbean course, with it's signature holes towering on sea cliffs above the crashing aqua waves. We will gladly help you make arrangements for a day of golf.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.5%

Holiday rates apply for stays including Christmas, New Years and Presidents Weeks. The holiday rate is $1800 for the week plus additional guest charges and applicable taxes

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund