Waterfront! Great Views, Great House, Great Snorkeling!

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Last updated: 07/13/2016
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  • Minimum stay:4-14 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

La Dolce Vita is a charming, 2 bedroom, 3 bath St. John Waterfront rental located just south of the peaceful town of Coral Bay. Surrounded by 376 ft of pristine shoreline and breathtaking views of the Caribbean, La Dolce Vita sits on an acre of lush tropical landscaping waiting for you to explore . Native stone retaining walls and stairs lead you to a sunbathing deck and the waters edge, inviting a refreshing swim or snorkel. An exceptional spot to begin or end the day in peaceful meditation.

The U shaped, paved driveway makes for easy in and out access as well as ample parking for several cars.

Custom mahogany cabinets, Corian countertops and Italian tile floors bring warmth and elegance along with easy maintenance. The house is tastefully and comfortably furnished and the ocean breeze flows freely through every room. Though not really necessary, the bedrooms are air conditioned. Most of the time, guests find their favorite spot in the hammock or in one of the over sized chairs on the terrace. A perfect place to relax and enjoy as the balconies have a unique railing system that allows for unobstructed water views and the feeling of being on a cruise ship instead of on land.

There are actually 2 incredibly well equipped kitchens. One of the bedrooms is also a separate studio, allowing for greater versatility and privacy when you are more than 2 people. It has a separate driveway entrance and stone stairway leading to the lower garden and water.
La Dolce Vita is a privately owned and managed home. The owners have lived on St. John since 2000 and are ready to assist you in anyway they can to assure you have a great vacation. 'Captain' Fernando is your on-island host and will thrill you with his enthusiasm and dedication to the St. John lifestyle. Be sure to ask about 'Fernando's Republic', which is a 30' Hunter, for a memorable day on the water snorkeling around St. John or a trip to the BVI's.

Keywords: House

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Non Smoking Only:

    Please refrain from smoking INSIDE the house as a courtesy to other guests. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon

    sofa bed in great room suitable for families with kids...moreless

  • Bedrooms each have Queen size Beds, Great room has a sofa that is convertible to a queen bed...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Boat charter, restaurants, gas station, water sports rentals and grocery stores, just 5 minutes away. National Park Beaches only 10 minutes away....moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    cards, scrabble, rummy cubes, dominos, backgammon...moreless

  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront:

    A beautiful reef surround the property which is fabulous for snorkeling. Water shoes are necessary as there is not a sandy entry....moreless

  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    The bedrooms are air conditioned....moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Beach towels are also provided...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    The property has ample parking for more than one car...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Please use a calling card or your cell phone for long distance...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    High Efficiency Washer- laundry detergent provided...moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    (2) One of the bedrooms has a full kitchen as well as BBQ grill ...moreless

  • Microwave:


  • Oven


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio:

    (2) a deck down by the water and a large 'open air'deck on the east side of the house....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    (3) there are covered balconies on every level so that there's always a place in the shade to sit and relax....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.9
from 13 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2016 - 2 person
May 1 - Nov 18, 2016
4 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Thanksgiving-Decembe 2-persr
Nov 19 - Nov 25, 2016
7 night min stay


Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

2 pers
Nov 26 - Dec 16, 2016
4 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Christmas/New Year's
Dec 17 - Jan 6, 2017
14 night min stay


Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Winter 2017-2pers
Jan 7 - Apr 28, 2017
4 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
4 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 12.5%


Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Above rates are for 2 people only and use of one bedroom.


1A Freeman's Ground, Coral Bay St. John VI  00831-0838

1.Check-in time is 3 p.m. and Check-Out time is 10 a.m.

2. No smoking inside the house.

3. Pets are not permitted.

4. Illegal drugs are prohibited on the property.

5.  Damage Deposit:  The $300 damage deposit is due with the final payment and is fully refundable within 21 days of departure providing:

a. Nothing is missing and NO damage is done to the house or it's contents beyond normal wear and tear and there is not sand in the hot tub.

b. Keys are left when checking out and the house is broom swept.

c. No charges have incurred from long distance phone calls or other services acquired during the stay and the A/C is not used with the windows open.

6. Guests staying over are limited to the number of guests on the contract.  If a group is misrepresented, you will be asked to pay $100 per person per night or vacate the house without a refund. The maximum the house sleeps is six (6).

7.  PAYMENT:  50% of rental is required at the time of booking and the balance is due 60 days before arrival.  Reservations are not confirmed without a deposit.

8.  CANCELLATIONS:  All reservations cancelled will incur a 20% handling fee.  No refund for cancellations made within 60 days of your arrival unless we can rebook your space.  Because of this strict policy, we ask you to obtain travelers insurance to prevent loss from unforeseen events that will change your plans.

9. La Dolce Vita is a privately owned home. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm from their use of the premises or others they invite to use the premise. The owners are not responsible for accidents,illness or injuries that occurs while on the premise nor are they responsible for the loss of valuables and personal belongings of the guests.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 07/13/2016
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0.25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Shipwreck Landing
9 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Cruz Bay
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Shipwreck Landing
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Salt Pond

Car: Recommended

About a mile south of Coral Bay off of Rte 107. Just a few minutes to the National Park Beaches, Restaurants and Shopping.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: We were both born in the mountains. One is from Colorado and the other from Northern Italy. La Dolce Vita was created out of the labors of love. We hope you will enjoy our home and property as much as we do.

Why the Owner Chose St. John, USVI:
I think it was really the people that made us choose to move to St. John. Great community spirit. People always say that they want to 'retire' and move to an island. (We moved but we didn't retire!!!)

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Having a house on the water in St. John is an incredible luxury. Sometimes the water is so clear and still we feel we're looking into an aquarium instead of the ocean. Having an acre of waterfront land is great because you don't feel any neighbors and the gardens are beautifully landscaped so one can really walk around and enjoy the property.

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Speaks: english, french, italian



  •  La Dolce Vita  from the water.

    La Dolce Vita from the water.

  • La Dolce Vita Sunbathing Deck

    La Dolce Vita Sunbathing Deck

  • bathroom


  • upper balcony

    upper balcony

  • east deck and hot tub deck

    east deck and hot tub deck

  • Entrance to La Dolce Vita

    Entrance to La Dolce Vita

  • sunset on the lower deck

    sunset on the lower deck

  • dining...


  • Living room

    Living room

  • weekly regatta

    weekly regatta

  • studio


  • studio kitchen

    studio kitchen

  • driveway


  • steps to the water

    steps to the water

VRBO #197174

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Wednesday, July 13, 2016

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St. John, USVI #197174

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