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Spectacular waterfront villa/private beach GREAT SNORKELING, sunrise/sunset, spa

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 King BR/Baths with private decks, steps to beach, spa, sunrise/sunset views

PEBBLE BEACH is a spacious 3 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath, stone and masonry home with spa located in a spectacular, natural setting with 370 feet of waterfront on East End overlooking the waters of Coral Bay. Stunning wraparound views of distant mountains and turquoise seas greet you as you enter the house. Pathways and terraces surround the house and wind through colorful flowering plants, wild orchids and tropical landscaping.

A stairway leads from the house to your own snorkeling beach A second pocket pebble beach is accessible by swimming, a secret private hideaway perfect for honeymooners or lovers. Both beaches consist of pebbles over sand, are well protected and calm, and offer excellent snorkeling, swimming sunbathing. Follow turtles or schools of blue tang between the sea fans and over coral heads.

Elk and brain coral, colorful queen angelfish, parrot fish, puffers, sergeant majors and schools of other tropical fish provide a natural aquarium around the house. Another beach and more excellent snorkeling are a 5 minute walk away at Haulover Bay.

Large screened sliding glass doors provide stunning 270 degree views of sparkling bays and green mountains and allow the constant tradewinds to keep the house cool. The house is fully air conditioned, including the three bedrooms.

Relax in the living room, on the deck or in the hammock and watch the pelicans dive, the fish jump or the turtles surface in the brilliantly clear, 80 degree waters below you. Watch the wind play on the water, yachts sail by and spectacular sunsets as you relax in the spa with after a full day of snorkeling or exploring. The kitchen is a cook's dream with a pantry and water views on three sides.

The spacious master bedroom with a king and a daybed opens to its own deck for sunrise viewing and water views. Stairs off the deck lead to down the Kitchen/LR level, the lower BR and the beach. A spacious tiled 2 sink bathroom with shower joins the master bedroom.

The second master bedroom with king has a private entrance, a private deck with sunset and water views overlooking Haulover Bay the the National Park land and water. It has a large 2 sink bathroom with enclosed garden shower.

The third bedroom and fresh air bath with shower is down one flight of stairs from the main floor, with a large deck/sitting area, also with water views. The bed can be prepared as two twins or a king. All three bedrooms afford excellent visual and sound privacy from the others. Enjoy your dream vacation at Pebble Cove and you'll return again and again. This is the place for people who love nature, beauty and snorkeling.

You can rent kayaks locally and keep them on the beach, making it easy to explore the protected surrounding waters.

Relax in the 6 person spa on the waterfront deck. Keep it cool and use as a dip pool or warm it up for a hot tub, your choice. With great swimming in year round calm waters of the bay you have a spectacular nature-made pool just steps away!

Keywords: Romantic, private, waterfront, villa, snorkeling, beach, St John, US Virgin Islands, house rental, villa rental, beachfront, kayaking

USVI, sunset views, home rental, National Park

More Details

Owner
Linda and Allen
Member since: 1999
Speaks: spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

About Linda and Allen

After sailing yachts for years we chose to settle on St. John to raise a family. We were looking for a home that would keep us close to the sea and the joys of the underwater world.

Pebble Cove seemed to fit the bill perfectly. It is as close to living on a boat as we could find while living on land. We have enjoyed Pebble Cove as our special place for many years. We currently reside on Gift Hill, a short walk from the high school to give our daughters easy access to school. This allows us to share Pebble Cove with our many repeat guests who return year after year.

Linda and Allen purchased this villa in 1993

Why Linda and Allen chose East End

We found Pebble Cove for sale as we drove in the beautiful community of East End and it looked like a small property from the road. We were blown away when we walked through the front door into foyer of native stone and a panorama of ocean views and mountains through the archway. We later got married under that same archway. In our wildest dreams we had never imagined owning such a piece of paradise but we knew immediately that we must work out a way. And we did!

What makes this villa unique

In our way of thinking a pebble beach is preferable to a sand beach because, as snorkelers and divers, we look for the teeming colorful tropical sea life that is found on and near coral reefs. Sand beaches in contrast have less visible life as the sand continually moves and keeps the coral from growing. At Pebble Cove we found the endless aquarium that we love and in a protective bay that allows comfortable swimming all year round, unlike the North Shore where winter swells stir up the water and surf. We also love the proximity to nature and the sea that this East End home offers, where we can fall asleep to the sound of the water lapping on the shore of our own beach. Our many repeat guests share these same joys and fill our guest books with stories of beautiful days enjoying the water and house.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I just want to thank you for an amazing week!! This place was far above our expectations!! We loved every bit of it!! I don't think the pictures catch just how beautiful and amazing your house really is.

I love how private it is. So quite and peacful and yet the sound of the waves and the birds are splendid!!

The layout of the house is so nice because it gives you so much space between all of us yet we had plenty of room on the main level to be all together. And the views from every room... LOVED THEM!!

The snorkling off our beach was the greatest. We swam with turtles a couple of times right out our back door. How could we ask for more?

This is a DREAM VACATION!! I can't wait to get back!! I can't say enough great things about the location and the villa!!

I've been at some wonderful places in my life, but I would stay here time and time again.

Thanks for everything!!

Debbie, Ken, Kory, Dain, Dalton & David
Jul 2012
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Map

Nearest Airport
28 Miles
St. Thomas
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Skinny Legs
Nearest Ferry
11.4 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
St Thomas
Nearest Train
1100 Miles
Miami
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Coral Bay
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Indigo Landing
Nearest Beach
Pebble Cove Private Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Pebble Cove villa
Car: necessary

East End is a peninsula around Coral Bay. It creates a wonderful setting for snorkeling, exploring, beachcombing and watching visiting sailboat and yachts. Once you are there you may not want to leave! Yet the rest of the island offers additional temptations. St John is 2/3 Virgin Islands National Park. There are many excellent hiking trails, including the famous Reef Bay Trail with the petroglyphs inscribed on rocks by the pond and waterfall. Take the tour with a park guide and return to town by boat or hike the 2.5 mile trail on your own.

Enjoy cultural events and archeological sites, including artifacts found in recent digs displayed at the waterfront museum at Cinnamon Bay.

During high season there is the National Park Seminar Series with guided hikes, kayak or architectural tours with local experts.

Annual events to challenge your fitness include: September - The Love City Triathlon, February - 8 Tuff Miles, May - Beach to Beach Power Swim St. John School of the Arts offers a concert series. Enjoy a variety of musical venues at local bars and restaurants, including Wednesday night open mic at Sun Dog Café in Mongoose Junction. Explore an excellent variety of shopping, including art galleries, open art studios, fine jewelry, island, sport clothes, surfing and island fancy.

Amenities

Estate Hansen Bay Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom #1 - toilet , shower , Large room, double sink, vanity
    Master Bathroom #2 - toilet , shower , Enclosed Garden Shower with view of Haulover Bay two sinks
    Bathroom #3 - toilet , outdoor shower , Garden shower with great ocean view
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Large powder room off the foyer/LR/DR on main level
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Master Bedroom with king and daybed, 2nd twin can be added
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2nd Master Bedroom with view of Haulover Bay
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Beds can be prepared as King or 2 Twins
  • Each bedroom has air conditioning and deck/sitting area with great views.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Pebble Cove is a great vacation spot if you love nature, snorkeling and the water. Overlooks Round Bay, Haulover Bay and the Virgin Island National Park waters and land.

Reviews

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5

Stunning House, Stunning Location

  • 5 of 5

Walking into the house, through the living room onto the deck overlooking your own pebble beach below, Coral Bay in front, and the mountains beyond took our breath away. Perched about 70 feet above the turquoise waters on the east end of the island (driving takes 30-40 minutes from Cruz Bay) the location couldn’t be better. The house has character, some mid century touches and is well maintained. Lots of room to spread out with 3 bedrooms, each with their own bathroom, and several decks. It was just the two of us but this is a great layout for a larger group since each party can retreat to their own section of the house. The grounds are beautifully landscaped and the pebble beach below is accessed via approximately 75 wooden stairs. The snorkeling is very nice right in front of the house with a nice variety of fish and coral and turtles. We went in September so the air conditioning was definitely appreciated. We rented a jeep from Courtesy Car Rental in Cruz bay, they were very nice. There are several well stocked grocery stores 5-10 minutes from the house in the village. Unfortunately, our visit was cut short by Hurricane Irma but we look forward to returning to this special place on this special island.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Colorado
5

Get away from it all on St John

  • 5 of 5

My family of 5 stayed for a week at Pebble Cove in July. We found everything to be as advertised and so much more. The home was very clean and well stocked with everything we needed for cooking and we cooked often at the villa. We enjoyed the hot tub in the mornings and snorkeling in the afternoons right next to the pebble beach. The beach was good for finding shells, too. Also, if you like tropical flora, the property has many different kinds of flowers and interesting plants. The owners were very responsive to questions and oriented us to the home and the surrounding area. The drive to the East End of the island can best be described as a roller coaster so we rented a Jeep to get us around but we mostly stayed in the Coral Bay area. We saw donkeys along the way all the time. The kids loved that! The rooms/beds were all very comfortable. All but the master bedroom have external entrances only, which was a bit of an adjustment with the kids but we figured it out. For those who like Virgin Island history, we found many local area writers and books available to read in the villa, including guidebooks to the area, which definitely enriched our trip and our knowledge. The views every morning from the deck can not be described in words or photos. You will just have to see it for yourself. We highly recommend this villa.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect waterfront house overlooking beautiful snorkeling bay

  • 5 of 5

Well maintained comfortable cottage perched on the edge of the bay about 30-40' above the coral filled bay below. Perfect location for privacy lovers and water lovers. So beautiful to sit on the terrace looking down into the crystal clear water, or lounging down below on the chaises on private pebble beach. Lots of restaurants with live music nightly in the nearby community of Coral Bay. There is no pool, but there is a hot tub, and we did not miss a pool since the ocean is so inviting below. Highly recommended, owners are a very attractive couple who gave us fantastic info about what we were interested in, for us that was restaurants and snorkeling spots.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Pebble Cove and we hope to see you on St John again!
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Philadelphia, PA
5

Rejuvenation close to nature with the comforts of home. It doesn’t get any better than this!

  • 5 of 5

This year we stayed at Pebble Cove and were so happy to discover this incredible location! The house provided the ideal home for the four of us: spacious, comfortable, great views, amazing sunsets and the sense of living so close to the rhythms of nature. It was easy to forget what day or time it was. All I needed to know was: time for a swim, time to eat or maybe time for a soak in the hot tub. I loved sitting on the deck under the gazebo and looking across the bright blues of Haulover Bay to the land that is all National Park, knowing that it will remain virgin, unspoiled forest.

We were able to buy fresh fish from the fisherman in Coral Bay. We also found local honey, papaya, mangos, star fruit and plantains at a small fruit stand in Coral Bay. We also bought fresh greens from Josephine, whose garden center is just down the road from the Love City Market. It was great to see her gardens, a flat area nestled between the hills. This is my fourth trip to St. John and the first time I have seen where she grows her produce. The arugula and mixed greens are great!

We walked half mile down the road from Pebble Cove to Vie’s for some West Indian food and then rented her kayak to explore Coral Bay waters. It was fun to get out further and snorkel new areas of the vast bay that East End surrounds. I do wish I had taken my hat!

Since we have explored St. John before on our other trips, we didn’t feel compelled to do it all again and mostly stayed on East End and at Pebble Cove. Everything we needed was right there...the lounge chairs on the beach, a hammock, good food, our favorite music, good company, great sunsets, even a few rain showers at night to cool things off. We did eat out at Aqua Bistro in Coral Bay a few times (good!) and had lunch at Sundog when we went to Cruz Bay, but otherwise we were quite content at Pebble Cove.

I am carrying home memories of blissfully rocking in that hammock in the shade, listening to the lapping of the water on the shore. We will be back! Thanks, Linda and Allen, for sharing your special place with us.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We love Pebble Cove and East End! Didn’t know a beachfront location like this existed on St. John

  • 5 of 5

We had no idea how superb this East End location would be even though we poured over the photos before we booked. The house sits right above the water with wraparound views from Haulover Bay to Hanson Bay. When we walked in the house and saw the view it took our breath away! Much more dramatic than we expected. The photos just can’t capture the feeling.

We enjoyed all of our meals on the deck overlooking the water. The roof over the outdoor dining area gave us shade which was very welcome, as we certainly got plenty of sun the rest of the day. From the table we watched the movement of the wind on the water, the fish jump and even a pelican fly by below the deck level. Cool!

We loved snorkeling from the beach just below the house. I saw the usual corals and fish plus turtles, rays, and my first octopus! The water was warm enough that we could snorkel for hours and that is just what we did. This year I wore a rash guard and tights as sun protection....I was engrossed in snorkeling for so long I would have been burned to a crisp. It was great to collapse into the hammock in the shade after a long swim and just watch the play of the leaves against the sky and hear the waves quietly lapping the shore.

In the past we always vacationed just the two of us. But this time we invited good friends, not sure how it would work out. But the house has two master bedrooms and they are separate enough that each couple had plenty of sound and visual privacy. We used the AC a few times, but mostly it wasn’t necessary with the trade wind breezes. We each had own own deck off the bedroom, great for stargazing before bed. No loom from a city....amazing night sky! If we brought another couple there is a third bedroom on another level (also very private) that has a cool outdoor shower and lounging area. That bedroom is smaller but still has room for the king size bed, a dresser and night tables. We are already thinking about who to invite for the next trip now that we know the house is so spacious. We had our privacy and time with good friends!

Thanks Linda and Allen, for letting us use your house and build such awesome memories. We appreciated your helpful pointers at check in and responding so quickly when we had questions. Hope to be back soon again!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Genesee, Colorado
5

We love Pebble Cove and East End! Didn’t know a beachfront location like this existed on St. John.

  • 5 of 5

We had no idea how superb this East End location would be even though we poured over the photos before we booked. The house sits right above the water with wraparound views from Haulover Bay to Hanson Bay. When we walked in the house and saw the view it took our breath away! Much more dramatic than we expected. The photos just can’t capture the feeling.

We enjoyed all of our meals on the deck overlooking the water. The roof over the outdoor dining area gave us shade which was very welcome, as we certainly got plenty of sun the rest of the day. From the table we watched the movement of the wind on the water, the fish jump and even a pelican fly by below the deck level. Cool!

We loved snorkeling from the beach just below the house. I saw the usual corals and fish plus turtles, rays, and my first octopus! The water was warm enough that we could snorkel for hours and that is just what we did. This year I wore a rash guard and tights as sun protection....I was engrossed in snorkeling for so long I would have been burned to a crisp. It was great to collapse into the hammock in the shade after a long swim and just watch the play of the leaves against the sky and hear the waves quietly lapping the shore.

In the past we always vacationed just the two of us. But this time we invited good friends, not sure how it would work out. But the house has two master bedrooms and they are separate enough that each couple had plenty of sound and visual privacy. We used the AC a few times, but mostly it wasn’t necessary with the trade wind breezes. We each had own own deck off the bedroom, great for stargazing before bed. No loom from a city....amazing night sky! If we brought another couple there is a third bedroom on another level (also very private) that has a cool outdoor shower and lounging area. That bedroom is smaller but still has room for the king size bed, a dresser and night tables. We are already thinking about who to invite for the next trip now that we know the house is so spacious. We had our privacy and time with good friends!

Thanks Linda and Allen, for letting us use your house and build such awesome memories. We appreciated your helpful pointers at check in and responding so quickly when we had questions. Hope to be back soon again!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional Guest Fee $30 per person per night

Winter rates are for 2-4 people. Add $30 per person per night for additional guests.
Summer rates are for 2 people. Add $25 pp/night for more guests.
Less than 7 night reservations are possible when only 6 or fewer nights are open between other bookings OR on special request with an additional surcharge of 10% per night less than 7. Please write or call.
VI hotel tax is 12.5% starting January 1, 2016

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