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Hammocks Stretched Poolside in the shade, lounge chairs in the sun...

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Last updated: 05/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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.
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Member since: 2006

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome:

    Great home for kids, We can supply a High Chair and a Pack and Play and can arrange for more if needed (no need to travel with lots of gear!). The house comes with some toys for young kids, games for older kids and has an Awesome playhouse that kids of all ages will enjoy....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Living Room: 1 queen

    High Quality Air Mattress available...moreless

  • 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....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Any amenity not listed above can be provided upon request, or may already be there....moreless

Entertainment

  • 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:

    WII...moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Coin Laundry
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Forests
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Rain Forests
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Rural
  • Village

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

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    The bedroom is Air conditioned....moreless

  • 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:

    Unlimited FREE Stateside calling from the house line...moreless

  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fax

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber Gas Grill...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

4.9
from 17 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
May 2 - Nov 11, 2017
5 night min stay
$220
$1,500

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Winter
Nov 12 - Dec 22, 2017
5 night min stay
$220
$1,500

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Holiday
Dec 23 - Jan 6, 2018
7 night min stay

$1,800

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Winter
Jan 7 - Feb 16, 2018
5 night min stay
$220
$1,540

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Holiday
Feb 17 - Feb 24, 2018
7 night min stay

$1,800

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Winter
Feb 25 - Apr 30, 2018
5 night min stay
$220
$1,540

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Summer
May 1 - Nov 10, 2018
5 night min stay
$220
$1,540

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$200
$1,400

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 12.5%

Notes:

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:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking


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Location

30 Miles
Nearest Airport
St Thomas
0.75 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Coral Bay
8 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Cruz BaY
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
St Thomas
0.75 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Coral Bay
2.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
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.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2005

About: 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

Why Coral Bay, Saint John, USVI:
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.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

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Photos

  • Hammocks Stretched Poolside in the shade, lounge chairs in the sun...

    Hammocks Stretched Poolside in the shade, lounge chairs in the sun...

  • The flat front yard is great for kids and the Areca Palm hedge provides privacy

    The flat front yard is great for kids and the Areca Palm hedge provides privacy

  • The Air Conditioned master bedroom is bright and airy

    The Air Conditioned master bedroom is bright and airy

  • The Bathroom is simple and clean.  All towels and linens provided

    The Bathroom is simple and clean. All towels and linens provided

  • An Aerial view of the property.

    An Aerial view of the property.

  • The spacious living room has a flat screen TV, DVD, and device compatible stereo

    The spacious living room has a flat screen TV, DVD, and device compatible stereo

  • The big soft couch is "bed like" and we can provide sheets for extra guests

    The big soft couch is "bed like" and we can provide sheets for extra guests

  • The 50 foot long back covered deck has a couch sitting area and picnic table

    The 50 foot long back covered deck has a couch sitting area and picnic table

  • The back porch wraps from the bedroom doors (in view) to the doors by the dining

    The back porch wraps from the bedroom doors (in view) to the doors by the dining

  • A view toward the front door from the hammock deck

    A view toward the front door from the hammock deck

  • Our daughter may want to introduce you to her pet tortoises.  Tulip and Lilac

    Our daughter may want to introduce you to her pet tortoises. Tulip and Lilac

  • Let us help you find local Caribbean Lobster!!

    Let us help you find local Caribbean Lobster!!

  • Natural stone path leading to the house is guarded by arching palms

    Natural stone path leading to the house is guarded by arching palms

  • The Pool Deck is connected to the lower covered deck which wraps around the hous

    The Pool Deck is connected to the lower covered deck which wraps around the hous

  • The Beachy Chic kitchen has all that you need.  Need something, just ask!!

    The Beachy Chic kitchen has all that you need. Need something, just ask!!

  • Teak dining table with breezy access to the wrap around deck

    Teak dining table with breezy access to the wrap around deck

  • Caribbean dining, should you decide to stay at home

    Caribbean dining, should you decide to stay at home

  • A queen airbed can be put into the living room for kids or extra guests.

    A queen airbed can be put into the living room for kids or extra guests.

  • There is a desk and work area.  WIFI internet and free long distance calls

    There is a desk and work area. WIFI internet and free long distance calls

  • The pool deck can also be accessed from the yard

    The pool deck can also be accessed from the yard

  • The large flat yard out back is perfect for cornhole or other yard games

    The large flat yard out back is perfect for cornhole or other yard games

  • Kids Love this playhouse.  It has a small loft area, a full play kitchen & toys

    Kids Love this playhouse. It has a small loft area, a full play kitchen & toys

  • Stone paths lead around the gardens to the Laundry room.  Washer and Dryer inclu

    Stone paths lead around the gardens to the Laundry room. Washer and Dryer inclu

  • Details in the full kitchen make the place cozy.

    Details in the full kitchen make the place cozy.

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