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PANORAMIC sea views! Private, Quiet, Pool, Prime location

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Villa Carolina is a private and serene slice of paradise located in a prestigious area of Coral Bay known as Upper Carolina. Its highly elevated perch is nestled in the hillside bordering the Virgin Islands National Park. The bars, restaurants, and quaint shops of Coral Bay are just five minutes down the hill. The famous North Shore beaches of St. John are less than 10 minutes away. Francis Bay and Maho Bay are the closest. Several beaches toward the East End, like Vie's and Haulover, are also about a 10 minute drive. The incredibly pleasant sands of Salt Pond are maybe 15 minutes away. It's the perfect spot to enjoy both sides of the island.

THIS EXCLUSIVE, GATED LOCATION AFFORDS UNINTERRUPTED, 225 DEGREE, PANORAMIC VIEWS over the Carolina Valley, all of Coral Bay, out the East End of St. John toward Norman, Peter, Salt, Cooper, Ginger, and Beef Islands, and all the way to Virgin Gorda. That's 30 miles! Directly to the northeast is Drake's Channel and West End, Tortola. Spectacular sunrises on the deck are a sight to behold and star gazing evenings are out of this world. It's unforgettable 'postcard' scenery.

Relax on the expansive pool deck. Sit back in the fully reclining lounge chairs, or retreat to the comfortable wicker furniture in the shade. Float the day away in the infinity edge pool. Read a book and watch the sail boats dance the aqua blue Caribbean. Bring the blender outside and mix up a 'Painkiller'. Fire up the barbecue and enjoy a meal of local fish or lobster at the outdoor dining table. Decisions. Decisions. Decisions.

Wireless internet access is available throughout the house and poolside, for those of you that just can't seem to leave the real world behind. Shame on you.

The spacious Great Room with cathedral ceilings invites you to relax on the plush Tommy Bahama furniture. Five sets of mahogany French doors flow to the sunny pool deck to make for easy outdoor living. Arched breezeways allow the refreshing trade winds to circulate the villa. Ceiling fans abound, and Mexican tile floors are just another touch of class. The gourmet kitchen has everything you need to prepare fantastic meals in style, and your chef will have plenty of room to get down to business. We haven't overlooked a thing; gas range, dishwasher, microwave, large refrigerator with ice maker, coffee maker, toaster, and a kitchen island with an additional bar sink.

Two bedrooms are located on opposite sides of the Great Room for complete couples privacy. They are similar sized master suites and both have French doors overlooking the pool deck. Identical bathrooms have spacious closets, tiled double vanities and open-air stone grotto showers. An internal staircase leads down to the third bedroom with a private deck and a full bath with stone shower. All bedrooms have queen size beds and the third room has an extra daybed. All bedrooms also have A/C, but it's rarely needed because of the great breezes and ceiling fans.

Villa Carolina is extremely popular and has many repeat guests, so we recommend booking early (6 months advanced) to reserve your week in paradise. If for some reason we are not booked within 30 days of your desired vacation time, please contact us, as we often provide discounts for rentals on short notice.

WE APOLOGIZE, BUT BECAUSE OF LEGAL ISSUES WITH THE POOL, WE CANNOT PERMIT CHILDREN AGES 8 MONTHS TO 8 YEARS TO STAY AT VILLA CAROLINA. SORRY. We do occasionally make exceptions. Just ask.

Please do not hesitate to contact Sean by e-mail with any questions or comments. If Villa Carolina is not the right size or location for your party, Sean can also refer you to other villas. Thank you............and tell a friend!!

Please visit the Villa Carolina website (listed below) for more pictures and in-depth information.

Keywords: House, Villa, Villa with pool, Private villa, Coral Bay Villa, sleeps six, gated, three bedroom villa,

More Details

Owner
General Manager
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2017

About General Manager

I have been visiting St. John for about 30 years. This incredible island grabbed a hold of me on my first trip, and I had hoped to one day have my own piece of paradise.

I've been fortunate enough to make that happen, and lucky enough to share it with others.

General Manager purchased this villa in 1988

Why General Manager chose Coral Bay

If you've ever visited St. John, then you can certainly understand why anyone would want to own a home here. We chose the Coral Bay area to be 'on the quiet side' and we chose the home site for the view and elevated location. We also considered this a very easy and convenient spot to enjoy both sides of the island. While looking at the property for a possible purchase back in 1988, we had to climb a tree to see the view. We almost fell out! When we had the home built in 2000 and 2001, we made sure to leave that tree, and it is right at the top of the driveway now.

What makes this villa unique

The location of the property provides for some of the best views on the island. There's just no way that any picture can do it justice. Sunrises are truly amazing. The Villa borders the National Park and is totally private. There is no through traffic. A true escape.

Amenities

Upper Carolina Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , tiled single vanity
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , tiled double vanities, open air shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , tiled double vanities, open air shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master suite 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 murphy bed
    Master suite 2 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Day bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Phenomenal view of 11 islands! 10 x 14 foot pool, large sun drenched pool deck, mahogany french doors, arched breezeways, cathedral ceilings, gourmet kitchen, gas range, additional bar sink, A/C in bedrooms, ceiling fans throughout, Tommy Bahama furniture, spacious closets, double vanities in 2 of 3 bathrooms, open-air stone grotto showers, WI-FI, cable, stereo I-Pod dock with CD, coolers and beach chairs provided, consistent trade winds breeze, highly elevated location, complete privacy. SECURE SAFE PROVIDED.

Reviews

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PANORAMIC sea views! Private, Quiet, Pool, Prime location
average rating of 4.857143 based on 35 reviews
5

Just Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Sharon, What a magnificent home you have; the views, the location, the views, the comfort, the views, the layout, the views!! It wasn't easy to return home, which we did in a snowstorm. In fact we didn't think we could get up our driveway through all the snow and drifts. We did, and now we have wonderful memories of our time in St. John. We throughly enjoyed all the island had to offer, but really your home was the star attraction. To wake up in the morning to those gorgeous sunrises, sit on the patio overlooking the pool and beyond was a dream.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular view and beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent the week at Villa Carolina with our 2 adult children. The view from Villa Carolina can't be beat! We loved the location in Coral Bay as we were close to many snorkeling spots (Haulover and Watermelon Cay were favorites) and close to great restaurants and grocery stores. The house was the perfect setup for us with 3 bedrooms each with its own bathroom and the kitchen was well equipped. We snorkeled every morning and spent afternoons lounging by the pool. Sharon, the owner, was very attentive to our needs. We will definitely come back to Villa Carolina on our next visit to St John.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

If I designed an island villa, THIS would be my blueprint!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a week at Villa Carolina and can't wait to go back! The villa was beautiful with absolutely stunning views. We honestly had to fight the urge to just lounge on the pool deck all day. The villa is very well appointed. For beach days, there were beach towels, beach bags, beach chairs with carry straps, coolers of different sizes, etc. For dining-in nights, the kitchen was fully stocked. There was a fantastic grill where we cooked steak and chicken. There was even a bar cabinet with a collection of liquors left from prior guests.

In the main living area, we kept the beautiful patio doors open until 11pm most nights. There are a lot of fans inside and on the deck, so it really didn't get as buggy as I thought it might. At bedtime, we locked the doors which also fastened with pins at the top and bottom. Though honestly, I had no safety concerns!

The bedrooms were perfect. Each room had a fan and a remote control A/C unit with different fan speeds to pick your degree of white noise. After long humid days, it was really nice to sleep in a cool room at night. All three rooms were great, so in our family of four, no one felt they got the dud room. The pool was bigger than we envisioned and even had cool multi-colored lights for night, operated by a switch on the wall.

Everyone I spoke with during, and while arranging our stay was so nice and helpful. The property manager replied to my email about car rental with a lot of helpful information. The owner, Sharon, emailed me before our trip and gave me her cell number. I even spoke with her while I was there as she was checking on our stay, and then on our return home. The greeter who led us to the house emailed and texted with me during our stay when I had random questions. It's apparent that the Villa Carolina team is very attentive to their guests!

We shopped in Cruz Bay at Dolphin Market for groceries since we had heard the selection was better. However, we found the Dolphin Market in Coral Bay to be just fine! LOVED the quiet of Coral Bay and especially loved Indigo Grill. Of all the bays we tried, we preferred Cinnamon since we could rent paddle boards and grab a snack. The nights on the pool deck were the best though. Frogs chirping and faint caribbean music drifting up while watching the twinkling lights down in Coral Bay. Oh! And the telescope was awesome when we had a full moon! It was our first time in St. John and Villa Carolina really made our trip. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A beautiful peaceful retreat with unbelievable views

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for some peace and quiet overlooking beautiful Coral Bay and the British Virgin Islands, this is the place for you. Our family of 5 arrived on a Saturday in early June for a 5 night stay. When we arrived at St. John's we had lunch at the Beach Bar - great food and views - and close by the ferry. We also food shopped before heading to the villa; Keara, our villa greeter, couldn't have been nicer and agreed to meet us at the Starfish market when we were ready. Prior to our arrival Beth, the villa coordinator, answered all the questions we had regarding the villa and the area surrounding it promptly; she gave us some great tips on where to rent snorkel equipment (Crabby Shack in Coral Bay), eat, food shop, etc.

The villa was so beautiful and peaceful it was hard to leave. The beaches were within a 10 to 20 minute car ride. One beach was more beautiful than the next - Trunk Bay, Cinnamon Bay, Francis Bay, Maho Bay, Leinster Bay and Haulover Bay. An FYI, Leinster Bay is a great spot for snorkeling around Waterlemon Cay. It's a good mile walk, though, from the parking lot to the actual beach so travel light if you plan on going. Haulover Bay is where we found Angel's Rest, the floating bar. If you can find the time this is definitely worth an afternoon to meet Captain Pete and people from all different areas. We bought sandwiches at Pickles in Paradise and stopped at Colombo's Smoothie stand on our way to the beaches. Both worth the it. While we mostly dined in Coral Bay (roads are tricky to navigate at night), we did head to Caneel Bay for lunch one day and Cruz Bay for happy hour at Woody's and the Quiet Mon Pub. In Coral Bay we had dinner at Lucy's one night (beautiful views) and Skinny Legs for a burger another night. We also stopped for a drink and appetizers at a few places along the water on Coral Bay - Aqua Bistro, the Oasis and Shipwreck. Our other 3 nights we headed back to the villa and grilled out on the patio. It was perfect after a day at the beach to head back to the villa for a swim in the pool, shower and relax outside.

One day we lost power and water briefly; we contacted Sharon, the owner, and within the hour she had someone over to the villa to fix the problem. She is extremely nice and easy to reach. This was the first time we rented a villa with our family, and we couldn't have asked for a more relaxing and beautiful place to spend the week.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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INCREDIBLE view, privacy, loved this house!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Sharon's home for our honeymoon and absolutely LOVED our stay. The house location was perfect with peaceful quiet surroundings, jaw dropping views and privacy. Our greeter had great communication with us starting weeks out before our trip to confirm our flight information and texted us throughout the day to confirm our arrival time; she was so kind and let us go grocery shopping in Cruz Bay first so once we got to the house we could be settled for the evening and gave us great recommendation for things to do/places to go! We loved lounging on the patio and dipping into the pool during the heat of the day. The house had everything you would want/need; we appreciated the air conditioning in the bedrooms for sleeping and our favorite feature was the open air stone showers! It was a quick 10 minute drive to Coral Bay, 10-15 minute drive to the best north shore beaches, and 20-25 minutes into Cruz bay. If your looking for something a little away from the noise of Cruz Bay but still convenient to everything, and something truly unique and special, this is the perfect home. We are already talking about when we can return and book again! Thank you Sharon!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wow!

  • 5 of 5

The property was as wonderful as it appeared. Our greeter was available throughout the day, texting to arrange the time to meet. Appreciated her flexibility as flight cancellations delayed our arrival by a day. She had many wonderful tips for how to enjoy the Coral Bay end of the Island. Sharon herself responded promptly to text inquiries about a beach recommendation. We especially appreciated the beach blankets, beach sheets, and tote bags for going to the beach, as we had forgotten our own bags. The folding chairs were welcome as well. Not to mention the very well appointed patio, with ample comfortable seating to enjoy the pool and the view. The kitchen had everything we needed and more. Lots of dishware. We even pulled out the telescope, the better to enjoy the full moon! The only "fly in the ointment," as it were, were the mosquitoes, which were only a mild nuisance. But what can you expect in the tropics? We had brought insect repellant. Thank you! We would love to return. Anne

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Map

Nearest Point of Interest
Skinny Legs
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Island Blues
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Vai's Beach
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Coco Lobo Shopping Plaza
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Love City Market
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Johnny Horn Trail
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Donkey Diner
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Miss Lucy's
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Waterlemon Cay
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Annaberg Sugar Mill Plantation
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Francis Bay Beach
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Shipwreck Landing Restaurant
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Maho Bay Restaurant
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K2 Video Rental
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Salt Pond Bay
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Rams Head
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Lameshur Bay beaches
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Sloop Jones
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Great Maho Bay Beach
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Cinnamon Bay Beach/Campground
Car: necessary

SUNRISES, moonrises, star gazing

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $40 per person per night
Damage Deposit $500

Rates are based on groups of 1/2 guests, 3/4 guests, or 5/6 guests. There are no rates for only 3 guests or only 5 guests. So yes, 3 people pay the same as 4 people, and 5 people pay the same as 6. The new rate display system here makes it difficult to display this.

All rates include towels/linens, cleaning, arrival pick-up, and villa orientation. On-island contact numbers provided

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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