About the property
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- Minimum Stay6 - 7 nights
Villa, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 9-11)
Coral Rays is a beautifully appointed four bedroom and four bathroom villa overlooking Coral Bay and views of Tortola.
This house is perfect for a group as it offers a wonderful open concept with the great room and beautifully appointed kitchen upstairs, yet the house offers plenty of private spaces where you can get away from it all and just enjoy the peace and tranquility that is the true ambiance of St John.
For those who like to bathe al fresco there are two beautiful outdoor open air showers of native stone that offer a unique and unforgettable experience.
Private pool with a huge ten person jacuzzi where you can relax with your favorite tropical drink after a day at one our beautiful world renowned beaches, hiking, sailing, boating, shopping, etc.
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- Response time:
- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
About Bob Ray
The Ray family (four siblings and three spouses) originally from Minnesota built Coral Rays after renting villas on St John since 1987.
Bob Ray purchased this Villa in 2004
Why Bob Ray chose Estate Emmaus
We originally came to the BVI on bare boat sailing trips and soon realized it was much more comfortable to rent a villa and go on day sails. We are a close family and would meet every year to vacation on St John. We currently live in Minnesota, Seattle, NYC and Atlanta. We came to appreciate different features from different villas and incorporated them into our design. We bought the land in 1997 and begun construction in early 2003 and finished eighteen months later in the fall of 2004.
What makes this Villa unique
We designed two buildings so that bigger groups of friends and/or family could also enjoy privacy. We had stayed at many villas where you could not get away from each other and relax. Two of four of the bathrooms have outdoor showers which is a feature we have always loved (coming from Minnesota).
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Can't Wait to Go Back - AGAIN!!
This our 5th time to going to St. John and our 4th time staying at Coral Rays (we didn't know any better the first time). Everything is always PERFECT while we're there. Coral Rays is our standard for other rentals elsewhere and honestly, we haven't found anything that beats it. The views are like none other. The pool is perfect. Everything in the house is top notch. We've been there with up to 10 people and as few as four. It is always comfortable - like home. I can't wait to get back there again - and we just got home this morning. There's NO PLACE I'd rather stay.
Great Property and Exceptional Service
Had the luxury of staying here with my wife's family, total of 8 people ages 72 to 6. Everything about the house is exactly as the other reviewers have said. Well-equipped cook's kitchen, great low key location, wonderful bedrooms and baths, spacious and open common area. Pool didn't get much sun in the week we were there, but the hot tub was a hit for everyone.
However what really put this over the top was the exceptional service we received from Wayne and Roseanne, the new property managers. From the moment we met them near the property through our stay they provided wonderful service. They were prompt in answering our questions, offered spot-on suggestions for age appropriate activities and locations, made excellent dining recommendations and provided other insights into St. John. During our stay there was a power outage that affected the entire islands of St. Thomas and St. John. Roseanne was at our villa by nine that morning with ice for the coolers and information about the issue. I can honestly say that in our 13 years of experience with renting villas in the Caribbean which has included the islands of St. Barths, St. Maarten and Vieques, this was the best property manager experience ever.
Great time by all.
Had a family of 8 stay here. Ages 82 - 22 months. We all enjoyed this home. Away from the hustle of downtown. We visited a number of St. John beaches, hiked on trails, enjoyed Coral Bay and made the most of this well equipped home.
My family spent Christmas together for the first time in years at Coral Ray. The view from the balcony was very beautiful and made for a relaxing time for all. Trunk Bay is one of the prettiest beach I have ever seen and the grandchildren enjoyed snorkeling for the first time. The property was exactly what was expected and it was great having such a large kitchen. I would highly recommend this villa to others.
My husband and I stayed at Coral Rays villa the first 10 days of December 2012. We have been visiting St John for 10 years now, but this was our first stay at this villa. This villa was as described, I felt the photos were accurate. We really loved the great room, it felt "islandly" without being over the top themy.
We loved the great room, it had every thing we needed and the book closet was a great bonus. Also, everything worked which is always a nice surprise on St John.
We slept in the master bedroom on the lowest level to the right. It was a good size, comfortable bed, nice sheets and a large bathroom with good water pressure. I left the windows open and the fan on in the day and we would not have needed the AC, however my husband can't sleep with nature sounds so we closed everything up at night.
Location is good, it's in a neighborhood, so it's not secluded like some villas. However, I couldn't see or hear the neighbors behind or next to me from the master bedroom or great room. I didnt' feel like we sacrificed any privacy. The ability to zip into Coral Bay in two minutes is fantastic.
Overall we really enjoyed this villa and will rent it again. It was very clean and well maintained. I think it would be perfect for two families. The pool level bathrooms would be perfect to put the kids (tweens) in and the adults could use the masters one level down. If you are traveling with young children the the two bedrooms at the pool level would be perfect for one family. There is a jack n jill bathroom between the two bedrooms and you could leave the pocket doors open and have easy acces to the kids.
Only negative is that the pool doesn't get much sun. I'm assuming it's just because of the time of year. Plus side of this is that it keeps the house nice and cool.
Amazing property, views and beaches!
We (me, my husband and 2 daughters age 10 & 13) enjoyed a fabulous week in paradise at Coral Rays. Coral Rays is a beautiful home in a beautiful setting. The house and grounds were fabulous - nice big kitchen/great room upstairs with multiple bedrooms below. All very nicely decorated, clean and well maintained. There is plenty of room for more than one family and while the beaches in St. Johns are some of the most beautiful in the world, it was really, really nice to have a private pool. The views from the house are stunning. The house is very private and quiet with plenty of room to relax and get away or come together as a group. I would highly recommend Coral Rays for anyone visiting St. Johns.
Other Activities: shopping, boating