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Anchorage Aweigh with Incredible Harbor Views

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Non-smoking Villa 2 Bedroom, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2 or four)

Anchorage Aweigh is our exquisite 2 bedroom villa overlooking Coral Bay harbor. This couples-only villa boasts a centrally located pool and large pool deck with picturesque views of Coral Bay, St John. Anchorage Aweigh villa is comprised of a main house with two master suites. If only one bedroom is desired, the upper bedroom will be available. If a second bedroom is desired, we will open up the lower bedroom. Both bedrooms are located on separate floors and allow maximum privacy. The maximum number of guests at any given time is four. It is a tranquil and serene setting with spectacular views of Coral Bay harbor, mountains and the historical 250+year-old Moravian Church.

The villa has travertine marble floors, cable railing, air-conditioned bedrooms, outdoor stone showers, full kitchen, indoor/outdoor living and dining areas, a gas grill, laundry facility and a pool that is all tiled. All of the appliances are new and include a full-sized stainless steel refrigerator, gas range, microwave and dishwasher.

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The villa offers two equal king-sized bedrooms with gorgeous brand new furniture. The mattresses are Serta memory foam with cooling gel. The upper bedroom is on the main level. It opens out to a screened-in covered porch. The bedroom is air conditioned. The bathroom has a granite vanity. Attached to the bathroom is an outdoor stone shower under an open air roof. The second king bedroom is located on the lower pool level, facing the harbor. It has the very same amenities as the upper bedroom. It has a covered porch facing the harbor, which is not screened-in

The kitchen has blue pearl granite counters with an exquisite glass tile backsplash. It is filled with all of the amenities you will need to prepare many gourmet meals. There is an indoor dining table to enjoy should you decide to eat inside.

The living room has two love seats overlooking both the church and harbor. There is a 12' sliding glass door facing the harbor for you to enjoy the panoramic views. There is a flat-screened television with DVD/DISH in here as well.

The main house has an expansive wrap-around porch. We have an oversized sectional outdoor couch to relax and enjoy the view. There is also a dining table to enjoy meals alfresco. Sit and enjoy a cool drink on the breezy, covered porch while watching the sailboats bobbing on the harbor.

From the living room, the pool and lower bedroom are accessed through an indoor set of stairs.

Sunday mornings are a special time here. You’ll hear the church bells ring @ 9:30 am. The traditions of this historic, over 250 year old, Moravian church can be felt through the choral singing that drifts up the hillside. It’s an extraordinary experience you’ll not soon forget.

Coral Bay is located on the quiet, mellow side of St. John. A 2-minute drive down the hill will bring you to a variety of shopping, restaurant and entertainment options. Beaches and the National Park hiking trails can all be found a short distance away.

You'll definitely want a rental car so you can take advantage of some of the most pristine views of the lush, tropical hillsides and aqua blue seas. The 'busy' town of Cruz Bay is a 20 minute drive away.

This house has been an ongoing dream of ours and we have taken great pride in the construction of it. You can see our hard work on our blog that can be found on Google.

We have completed a gorgeous 10 x 20 mosaic tiled swimming pool overlooking the harbor, with a 600 sq. ft. pool deck and adjacent tropical garden. Part of it is shaded by a huge royal palm tree and part is under cover of a shaded porch. The pool is a saline pool - meaning there is very little chemical use. Your hair, skin and clothing will not be affected as they might with a chlorinated system.

Adjacent to the main house, yet completely separate, is our cottage. It is a one-bedroom unit that is our living quarters while we are in St. John part-time. The main house and cottage were designed with privacy in mind. As you can see in the photographs, both houses face in different directions. The two houses share the pool and pool deck. Keeping privacy in mind, we do not use the pool when guests are present.

As you can see from our reviews, Anchorage Aweigh has become a popular vacation destination. We hope that you will find our villa, and the island of St. John itself, a wonderful place for your holiday.

More Details

Property Manager
Scott Rose
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017

About Scott Rose

We are two former elementary teachers from Alaska. We have been working on our dream for the last eight years and it is finally finished!! We are very proud of our accomplishment. We hope you find St. John and Anchorage Aweigh Villa as special as we do!

Guestbook comments from the manager

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Upper Carolina Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • size Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Outdoor native stone shower with beautiful harbor views


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

Anchorage Aweigh with Incredible Harbor Views
average rating of 4.9310346 based on 30 reviews

The most amazing property!!!! And the view!!!

  • 5 of 5

First, Patricia and Scott are wonderful. They are here as much or as little as you need and have thought of everything. The villa was fully stocked with paper goods, beach chairs, cooler, towels, new appliances including a gas stove (but we didn't cook) and every movie on DVR under the sun (not that you will watch much TV). The way they have designed the homes, there is complete privacy. The homes are only connected by the most amazing pool!!! The pool makes you feel like you are on the edge of a cliff with the most spectacular backdrop of Coral Bay. And then there is the wrap around porch with the same stunning view. Seeing all the boats in the beautiful Bay is so peaceful. It was our daily hang out for coffee in the morning and wine in the afternoon.

Second, we thought the location in Coral Bay was perfect. Right down the hill is Indigo Grill. Best food in Coral Bay and great atmosphere. Pickles in Paradise, great breakfast and lunch is right around the corner and so is the well stocked market. You are 15 minutes from the best snorkelling on the island- Waterlemon Cay one way and Salt Pond the other. The ride to Cruz Bay is 20-25 minutes. If you take the North Shore road by the beaches the view is so spectacular, who really cares how long it takes.

Back to the villa itself- two bedrooms each with a full bath that includes the best rock and shell outdoor shower ever. If there isn't a second couple, the second bedroom remains closed. There is air conditioning, but we never turned it on. With the fans and how the villa is designed with huge sliders to capture the breeze you don't need it. Plus it truly keeps it tropical.

The road and driveway are both paved and there ample room to turn around in the driveway.

We have fallen in love with Anchorage Aweigh and will definitely be back!!!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a great trip and a great villa to stay in...

  • 5 of 5

We love St John and spend time there every winter. It is a wonderful island with friendly people — “no worries” on St John. Many beautiful beaches to choose from all with a

different character and conditions.

Coral Bay is our favorite location. We like to rent a different villa every year for a change of orientation and to meet new villa owners and make new friends.

Our choice this years was Anchorage Aweigh a new two bedroom, two bath house overlooking the west end of the bay. Beautiful views from the wide rap around porches on two levels, and easy access to the pool and deck area surrounded by palm trees and tropical vegetation. An oasis.

The house itself is well appointed. Carefully decorated with attractive and appropriate furniture and most importantly with comfortable beds.

The kitchen is spacious with ample counter space and well equipped with everything you need. A brand new Bar-B-Q sits just outside the door to the kitchen for easy access.

Leaving the best for last, Patricia and Scott, the owners, are extremely friendly and helpful. They are very knowledgeable about St John and can recommend the best beaches and restaurants the island has to offer. They also know a great deal about the flora and fauna on the island.

It was such a pleasure staying at Anchorage Aweigh this past year. We hope to return soon.

Stephanie and Scott

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Scott and Stephanie, Thank you for your kind words. We are so happy that you enjoyed your time here! We enjoyed spending time with you two, and look forward to getting together next year. Enjoy your Summer! Fondly, Scott & Patricia
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Chesapeake Bay - Maryland

Absolutely Perfect

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I are frequent travelers to St John and had booked our most recent stay with 2 weeks at Anchorage Aweigh. We were fortunate enough that during our stay in May of the prior year to personally see the home and meet Scott and Patty. We felt at home immediately and booked our stay. And we were not disappointed.

Anchorage Aweigh is the perfect villa from top to bottom. The location in Coral Bay is great and the view is amazing. Every detail was well thought out. The bedrooms are separate, gorgeous and comfortable. The outdoor shower was a huge plus. Since I cook every meal when we are on island, the kitchen was perfect and well equipped. Right outside the front door is the grill which was very handy.

The living room is comfortable with TV and satellite TV. Wifi helped to keep in touch back home.

In addition to the inside living space, the outside living space is perfect. A nice comfortable dining table which we used every morning and evening. A large sectional couch outside was wonderful for relaxing. There is also an additional, private screened in sitting area off the upstairs bedroom.

The pool area is absolutely stunning. Comfortable lounge chairs to relax on while you take in the gorgeous view of the pool surrounded by palm trees which over look Coral Bay.

Friends joined us on this trip and they loved the villa also and we all are already booked to come back in 2018.

Scott and Patty in the smaller cottage and they were absolutely wonderful. They were there if you needed them, or not if you wished to have absolute privacy. Could not ask for a better set up. They are very attentive and made sure we always had anything we needed. Also, they are a wealth of knowledge of special places to visit that made the trip even more perfect. My husband and I consider Scott and Patty friends and wish them nothing but the best and look forward to our next stay.

We wish to keep Anchorage Aweigh and St. John a secret, but the on the other hand, if you do not give an honest review of the island and the home, you feel you are doing a disservice to those spend their hard earned money on a vacation.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Audrey and Frank! Such kind words. We enjoyed having you here and look forward to next year when we can meet again. Blessings!
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Rolesville, North Carolina

Paradise perfection in Coral Bay on St John!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd year in a row visiting St John during the holiday season with our 2 teenage kids. We chose Anchorage Aweigh based on it's location and amenities. Owners Scott and Patricia have taken great care in building their dream vacation villa and live on property in the villa next door. Couldn't ask for a nicer couple to rent from. They have been on island for several years and are very knowledgeable for off the beaten path things to do. The villa is nestled in the Sea Grape hillside and protected from the seasonal trade winds that can be brutal at higher elevations. The landscaping is full of fruit trees, native plants, and is very well maintained. Besides the daily activities of snorkeling, hiking, and exploring the island, we thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent at the villa. Sunrise breakfast/coffee on the covered patio each morning listening to the wildlife and watching the boats in the bay was a perfect way to start the day. This villa has everything you need for a home away from home. 2 king bedrooms each with it's own outdoor shower (so relaxing!), fully equipped kitchen, outdoor grill, beach towels/chairs, coolers, tons of books and dvds to relax with after a long day in the sun. We used the pool several times and it was perfect temperature to cool off from the daily activities. Scott and Patricia have made paradise perfection in this well appointed villa that we highly recommend for a St John getaway!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Four Worldwide Travelers

  • 5 of 5

From our first communication with the owners, Scott and Patricia, we were well taken care of. First, the villa is a welcoming, well decorated and warm retreat. It sits above Coral Bay with scenic views 24/7 and has the ability to help you "kick back" immediately. The kitchen has all the pans and serving utensils you need to cook in or just snack and have an afternoon swim in the pool after visiting one of the many accessible beaches. Scott spent additional time showing my husband some good fishing spots and they both recommended great eating establishments. Yes, the cost of food is high on St John, but you are on an island retreat. You will not be disappointed and will have exceptional support if this is your first time on the island.

We really developed a nice friendship with both Scott and Patricia. They are honest, hard working and aim to please. We were in command of any privacy we desired, but they were fun to hang with, too. We literally have only positive comments and would return in a flash.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chester County PA


  • 5 of 5

We recently returned from what can only be described as a perfect vacation experience at Anchorage Aweigh. Scott and Patricia, the friendly owners, have created a gorgeous home overlooking equally gorgeous Coral Bay. The attention to detail in this stunning home is amazing, and is made even more so by the fact that the owners built this home themselves. The house was immaculately clean when we arrived and Scott and Patrica anticipated our every need, from a well stocked kitchen to coolers and beach chairs.

My husband and I were traveling with friends, and the house is perfect for two couples traveling together. There are two equally lovely master bedrooms on separate floors, each with air conditioning comfortable beds with luxury linens (and great pillows!), private bathrooms with fabulous outdoor showers with plenty of luxurious towels. I saw several reviews here stating the lack of hot water for showers. We didn’t experience that at all. Even with all four of us showering after a day at the beach we found hot water was always available.

We spent a lot of time on the wrap around porch, enjoying our breakfast out there before setting off for the day’s adventures, and sitting back with a glass of wine and the lovely views in the late afternoon before going out to dinner at one of Coral Bay’s great restaurants.

We also enjoyed a dip in the saline pool most afternoons after a day at one of the beautiful St. John beaches.

Scott and Patricia were living in the cottage on the property, and were available for a friendly chat and to give advice if we wanted, but also were very thoughtful of our privacy and had we not initiated conversation, we probably wouldn’t have known they were around. Three cheers for perfect VRBO owners! Thank you Scott and Patricia for sharing your home with us. All four of us agreed that we had a perfect stay at Anchorage Aweigh and would highly recommend this beautiful home to anyone.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure having you spending time with us at Anchorage Aweigh. We look forward to meeting you again in the future!
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Rates & Availability

Upper Carolina Villa Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season
May 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
Early High Season
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 22 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
High Season
Jan 7 2018 - Apr 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.5%

Rates listed are for 2 people. An additional fee of $30 per person is required for more than two guests

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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