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Waterfront Villa! Great Views, Great House, Great Snorkeling!

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Last updated: 04/30/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2 Bedroom house + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

Surrounded by 376 ft of pristine shoreline and breathtaking views of the Caribbean, La Dolce Vita sits on an acre of lush tropical landscaping just south of the peaceful town of Coral Bay. Native stone retaining walls and stairs lead you to a sunbathing deck and the waters edge, inviting you to explore with a refreshing snorkel or relaxing swim. An exceptional spot to begin or end the day in peaceful meditation.
The house is tastefully and comfortably furnished with custom Mahogany cabinets and Italian tile and the ocean breeze flows freely through every room. 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 the unobstructed water views ... The balconies give the feeling of being on a cruise ship and looking into the crystal clear waters is like looking into an aquarium.
There are 2 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Each bedroom is Air-Conditioned with queen size beds and Cable TV.
The house is equipped with high speed wifi, TV/ DVD/Netflix, stereo, BBQ grill, coolers, beach chairs, beach towels, some snorkeling gear, ... everything you need to have a great vacation!
The U shaped, paved driveway makes for easy in and out access as well as ample parking for several cars.

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.

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Member since: 2006

Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/30/2017

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 1200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 5
  • Children Welcome:

    Well behaved children welcome...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Outside smoking only. Please refrain from smoking INSIDE the house as a courtesy to other guests. Use the balconies and the ashtrays provided ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage
  • Private Chef


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

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

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    xl twin bed plus a queen bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedrooms each have Queen size Beds, Air Conditioning, ceiling fans, Cable TV, and WIFI sofa bed in great room for a family with children...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • 3 Indoor showers and an outdoor shower on the lower level for convenience when using the hot tub or coming from an ocean swim....moreless

Other Amenities

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


  • Books:

    Wide selection of local publications & guidebooks about St John along with cookbooks, novels and summer reading material. ...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:


  • Games:

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

  • Music Library:

    many cd's to choose from...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Expanded Cable...moreless

  • Stereo:

    plays cds or your i pod...moreless

  • Television:

    37" flat screen TV in Living room bedrooms have smaller flat screens...moreless

  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • 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:

    Both bedrooms are air conditioned....moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    High Speed Internet provided by Innovative...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Pull out sofa, WIFI, TV/DVD (cable and Netflix), Stereo / I pod dock There are 3 sets of 8 foot sliding glass doors to balcony boasting incredible views of Coral Bay, Hurricane Hole and East End....moreless

  • Parking:

    A U driveway with ample parking for several cars...moreless

  • Telephone:

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

  • Towels Provided:

    Beach towels provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    High Efficiency Washer- laundry detergent provided DO NOT USE REGULAR DETERGENT...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Wifi throughout the house...moreless


  • Catering Available:

    Private chefs available...moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    regular coffee maker and espresso coffee machine...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Everything a cook needs and more including sharp knives!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Quality dishes and cutlery for elegant dining...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Full equipped kitchen, we provide some spices and condiments. We also have a UV water filtration system so that our water is purified and drinkable...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Kitchenaid Gas Convection oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Salt and Pepper and spices and condiments. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    GE profile refrigerator / freezer...moreless

  • Stove:

    Kitchenaid gas stove...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Balconies surround the house...outdoor living at it's best...moreless

  • Boat:

    Ask Fernando about a tour on "Fernando's Republic"...moreless

  • 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:

    REAL GRASS ! One of the very few properties that have a yard with grass. Lush landscaping and water views!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber gas grill...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear:

    we keep some extra masks and snorkels on hand just in case. There are noodles and beach chairs and coolers....moreless

  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Deck with Hot Tub and a big blue ocean view...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.9
from 17 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017 - 2 person
Apr 29 - Sep 1, 2017
4 night min stay
$395 $425
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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

Fall 2017
Sep 2 - Nov 17, 2017
4 night min stay
$360 $395
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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

Thanksgiving-Decembe 2-persr
Nov 18 - Dec 17, 2017
4 night min stay
$460 $495
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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

Christmas/New Year's
Dec 18 - Jan 4, 2018
7 night min stay


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

Winter 2018- 2 pers
Jan 5 - May 1, 2018
5 night min stay
$500 $550
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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. Please contact the owner, Dorothy Micheletti at 305 606-1197 for the BEST RATE. Above rates are for 2 people only and the use of one bedroom. $50 per night extra for more than 2 people.

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.

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: 04/30/2017
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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 Estate Little Plantation, Saint 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 Villa:
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.

Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/30/2017

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  •  La Dolce Vita  from the water.

    La Dolce Vita from the water.

  • sunset on the lower deck

    sunset on the lower deck

  • La Dolce Vita Sunbathing Deck

    La Dolce Vita Sunbathing Deck

  • dining...


  • Panorama shot of great room and balcony

    Panorama shot of great room and balcony

  • upstairs bathroom

    upstairs bathroom

  • upper balcony

    upper balcony

  • 2nd bedroom bath

    2nd bedroom bath

  • Entrance to La Dolce Vita

    Entrance to La Dolce Vita

  • west staircase

    west staircase

  • Watching the weekly regatta
from the decks.

    Watching the weekly regatta from the decks.

  • steps to the water

    steps to the water

  • Kitchen


  • living room / local artist paintings

    living room / local artist paintings

  • east deck and hot tub deck

    east deck and hot tub deck

  • east bedroom / queen bed

    east bedroom / queen bed

  • 2nd bedroom, one queen and one xl twin

    2nd bedroom, one queen and one xl twin

  • driveway


VRBO #197174

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Sunday, April 30, 2017

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