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N E W! Luxurious 4BR Home in National Park- 'Estate Fortsberg'

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths4
Space 5,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-8)



Estate Fortsberg has a very special and extremely private location on the beautiful island of St. John. Located on a private promontory of land within the National Park boundaries overlooking Hurricane Hole and Coral Bay, it sits at an elevation of 260’ on historic Fortsberg Mountain. The home encompasses 270 degree views with every window offering a breathtaking delight to the eye.

Early risers will be delighted by the gorgeous sunrises to the east. In the evening of the full moon phase, Estate Fortsberg affords phenomenal views of the moonrise. Look northward to the towering island of Tortola and Southeast to distant Norman Island.


Estate Fortsberg is a four bedroom, 4.5 bath villa tastefully built and decorated in a traditional West Indian style. The great room is the center of activity, including a gourmet kitchen, dining room and large living area complete with a wet bar. The home was designed with 4 master bedrooms and baths. You will enjoy the experience of each master baths private outside stone shower.

On the first level, it has a large waterside granite patio with a roofed porch that extends the complete length of the house, offering reprieve from the bright Caribbean sun. Included in this very inviting space directly off the great room is a swimming pool and hot tub. The lower level includes a beautifully landscaped courtyard, private balconies off each bedroom, and a large covered deck area complete with ping pong and the traditional Soggy Dollar ring toss game.

One to four couples or a large family will have ample room for privacy, relaxation and activities. Three bedrooms have king sized beds and one has two twins convertible to a king. Each bedroom is air conditioned. Children are welcome.


All visitors to St. John must fly into Cyril E. King airport (STT) on St. Thomas. St. John is reached by a 20 minute car or passenger ferry ride from Red Hook or a 45 minute passenger ferry ride from downtown Charlotte Amalie.

When arriving on St. John at the ferry dock in Cruz Bay, you will travel 8 miles by car to enjoy the ‘quieter side’ of St. John on Fortsberg Mountain in Coral Bay. ‘It’s the way St. John used to be’, describes one St. Johnian. Privacy and seclusion abounds, but you must have a 4 wheel drive vehicle to access Estate Fortsberg. It is 10 minutes from the North Shore beaches; a short walk to the historic ruins of Fortsberg (420’ elevation) and the Battery (80’ elevation); 3 minutes to the world renowned ‘Skinny Legs Bar & Grill’; 5 minutes to any of the several great restaurants of Coral Bay. A 4 WHEEL DRIVE VEHICLE IS MANDATORY TO REACH THIS PROPERTY.

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Property Manager
Vince Cerniglia / Annapolis , MD
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 2, 2018

About Vince Cerniglia / Annapolis , MD

A 16th Birthday in Paradise!

Vince Cerniglia / Annapolis , MD purchased this house in 2008

What makes this house unique

St. John is one of the most beautiful places we have visited. It is our pleasure to share our beautiful home in paradise with you. Estate Fortsberg is located on one of the most spectacular locations on St. John. The views are incredible. Make it a point to be up for the sunrise every morning. The house was designed and built by the finest architect/builder combination on the island. It is our guarantee you will not be disappointed!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thanks again for a wonderful place to call home on St. John for the week. The last night we were sitting around the table on the deck, discussing our next vacation. We can't do St. John every year but we all agreed we need to make a return visit in the future! And as one of our group said "There might be a better place to stay on the island, but I can't believe there is one!" The view was incredible and we loved the sound system out on the deck--we played Frank Sinatra and stargazed and then did some dancing in the moonlight. It was gorgeous with the full moon. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay on the island!
Jun 2012
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Estate Fortsberg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 4 Half Baths
  • Master Bathroom 1 - toilet , outdoor shower , Double sink granite counter top vanity
    Master Bathroom 2 - toilet , outdoor shower , Double sink granite counter top vanity
    Master Bathroom 3 - toilet , outdoor shower , Double sink granite counter top vanity
    Master Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Double sink granite counter top vanity
    Half Bathroom - toilet
  • 4.5 bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Master Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Master Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Master Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 1 King can be seperated to (2) California twins
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
4 ‘Master Suite’ bedrooms, 3 bedrooms have king beds and the 4th BR has 2 California twins that push together to make the 4th king, 4 double sink Master Baths w/exterior natural stone showers, Breath taking views from every room, 12' x 26' pool w/sitting ledge, 4 Bedrooms are air conditioned


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N E W! Luxurious 4BR Home in National Park- 'Estate Fortsberg'
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
Metairie, LA

Absolute perfection!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at Estate Fortsberg and certainly will not be our last. From the moment you arrive, the drive up to the villa is exciting and adventurous! Upon walking in the front door, you start to understand what is going to make your stay exceptional.....the amazing view CANNOT be matched ANYWHERE on the island! The pool/spa is welcoming and encourages everyone to gather and share stories of the day, have great conversations while relaxing or dining al fresco! Cool breezes run through the main house and after a few minutes being there, you realize you may never leave and explore the rest of the island! We had a party of 8 and were all comfortable in each bedroom, in the downstairs hammock or outdoor living area. The outdoor showers are one of my favorite things about the house.. The kitchen was perfect to cook in as you never felt like you were missing out on enjoying the view, because even being behind the stove gives you the best view! The house has all amenities you could want or need. Every morning we would have coffee on the terrace and plan our day which would include a hike, beach, snorkel and lunch at a local restaurant. A few of our favorites are Aqua Bistro, Skinny Legs, Shipwreck and Indigo Grill. The local grocery store next to Aqua Bistro has EVERYTHING you could want or need as well. No need to go far if you run out of something. We would always head back to the villa around 3-4 pm and wonder why we ever left that morning, because it just doesn't get any better than a little music, a cocktail and a swim in the pool overlooking the blue water dotted with sailboats heading in or out of Coral Bay. Sunrise and sunsets are amazing and are worth waking up early for. Star gazing is taken to a new level here, as there are no lights to compete with and you can get a great view of constellations and shooting stars. I could go on and on about this property. Thank you to the owner for sharing this place with the world! Windspree took exceptional care of us from beginning to end, from our initial correspondence, greeting us at the ferry and grocery delivery on our arrival night. We'll be back very soon!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Will Never Stay Anywhere Else

  • 5 of 5

This was our third time visiting the house, each time with a different group of 4 couples. Once again, it was perfect. One word and one word alone sums up the house…VIEW. The view is absolutely breathtaking…whether it be your first time seeing it, or every time coming back to the house, it just takes your breath away. The house is a perfect size for 8 adults, and we have enjoyed so many nights relaxing in the hot tub and checking out the constellations. The pool is perfect to cool off in, and the bedrooms are completely private and beautiful. It's a hike to get up the driveway, but we have always enjoyed that part in the Jeeps! We will definitely be back!!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Catonsville, MD

Best stay ever by a SEASONED St John traveler!

  • 5 of 5

What a great family vacation! The house was awesome, the weather great, and the beaches beautiful. But most important, the memories are priceless. The price was very fair for the 5 star accommodations. Thank you for sharing your slice of heaven!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Baltimore, md

Beautiful Home!!

  • 5 of 5

This Home has an amazing view! Very private 4 large spacious bedrooms. I will continue to go back!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Richmond, VA

Tropical paradise

  • 5 of 5

We love staying at Estate Fortsberg! This is our third trip and we would not stay at another house! We love the view of Coral Bay from the beautiful pool and patio! We have everything we need at the house including complete kitchen, internet and washer/dryer. The bedrooms have great views of the water and private bath for each! We love the furniture the owners have used in this property which makes us feel very comfortable. It is a great location with easy access to north shore beaches. Great snorkeling is close by the house as well at Saltpond and Lameshur Bays. The food at Aqua Bistro is amazing and is just 5 minutes from the house. Skinny Legs is always a favorite for burgers and darts!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Annapolis, Md

Amazing 50th!!

  • 5 of 5

This place is incredible!! The view is mind blowing, the house feels like a home and the outdoor showers are something everyone should experience at least once in their life. Close to great restaurants and the most amazing beaches I have ever seen! I highly recommend this place ...I can't wait to go back!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
St. Thomas (STT)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Skinny Legs Bar & Grill (
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Cruz Bay ferry dock
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Aqua Bistro (
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
Maho Beach

Property is within a short hiking distance to Fortsberg, an early 1700's fort and battery.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.5%

RATE QUOTES ABOVE ARE FOR 4 PEOPLE, see rates below for further explanation:

*Summer 2017 $4,200 (1-4 Guests)...$4,445 (5-6 Guests)...$4,725 (7-8 Guests)

*Winter 2018 $6,090 (1-4 Guests)...$6,545 (5-6 Guests)...$7,070 (7-8 Guests)

*Summer 2018 $4,200 (1-4 Guests)...$4,445 (5-6 Guests)...$4,725 (7-8 Guests)

50% is due upon booking and the remaining 50% is due 30 days prior to your arrival. Once booked, the reservation is non-cancellable. However, my management company on St. John will attempt to re-rent your reservation & refund your deposit if successful.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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