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Great Price, Great Location, Great Fun ~ Welcome to St. John!

Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Studio Apartment in Friendly Coral Bay

Intimate getaway or affordable family gathering, the first floor of our island home is perfect for your carefree tropical vacation. The tidy and serene studio is arranged as a separate and independent living space and can accommodate two couples or a family of four. The airy, comfortable studio invites sights and sounds of a tropical paradise. Three sets of French doors frame your view of the surrounding mountain landscape. Enjoy basking in the splendor of the outdoors on the spacious wrap-around deck. Our grotto-inspired bathroom evokes the island’s history of stonework and exemplifies our love affair with outdoor living. Sun-drenched yet private, the enclosed shower offers a luxurious bathing experience.

Situated on level ground makes for trouble-free access and parking. The local grocery store, mail service, and restaurants, including local landmarks Skinny Legs, Oasis and Indigo Grill are all within easy walking distance. Enjoy plenty of nightly entertainment--a simple 5-minute walk. Yoga and pilates classes convene a short walk from the house. Catch the VITRAN, the island shuttle bus, to world-class beaches for the day, hike the many trails on the eastern end of St. John, or head to the bustling town of Cruz Bay--for a dollar. Bars and restaurants, quaint boutiques and island ferry excursions are all conveniently located to the studio.

Keywords: apartment, economical, affordable

More Details

Marcia E. Stewart
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018


Upper Carolina Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Really distinctive grotto-style with hot water and great water pressure.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The apartment has a screen to offer privacy between the queen bed and the futon. Two twin air mattresses and a crib are also available upon request.
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • 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
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(7 traveler reviews)

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Great Price, Great Location, Great Fun ~ Welcome to St. John!
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
Casco, Maine

Rebecca Chagrasulis

  • 5 of 5

We had an extended stay at Island Vibe, and Island Garden. Both were excellent studio units, very clean and well-equipped. After staying on St. John for many years, and preferring to not rent a car, we have found Coral Bay to be our favorite spot. Marcia's units are a short walk to the bus stop, 2 grocery stores, and several very nice restaurants. We could also access many of our favorite hiking trails from this location. I would recommend highly any of Marcia's units. She takes excellent care of them, and is a gracious and caring host.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly what we we're looking for

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this property was lovely. Marcia and Sam we're so very gracious. All day breezes kept us cool. The house had everything we needed for a more than comfortable stay.

Looking forward to our next trip back. Will definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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lexington, va.

The perfect spot for a great vacation

  • 4 of 5

We stayed a week at Island Vibes, a truly delightful place. It is bright, colorful, and well equipped. A wonderful constant island breeze blowing through the house kept us cool and almost mosquito free. Marcia and Sam were the perfect hosts, answering all our questions and making sure we were comfortable. We would definitely go back to revisit this quieter side of the island with its beautiful bays, friendly wildlife, and interesting people.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Juan, PR

True island experience on a low budget

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a relaxed atmosphere, comfortable accommodations, true island experience, and possibly the nicest hosts on the island, then this is the place for you! Although we have visited St. John's a few times before, this was our first time in the Coral Bay area, and we were not disappointed! Coral Bay is smack in the middle of wonderful hikes, nice quiet beaches, and great snorkeling, while staying close to restaurants and convenient stores. We cooked several meals in the kitchen and grill at Island Vibes, which is fully equipped to cook up whatever you have in mind. When we were in the mood for some affordable food and drinks, and also the company of the entertaining locals, we drove 5 minutes to Skinny Legs and other restaurants/bars in Coral Bay . Although Island Vibes does not have a view of the water, the surrounding vegetation and nice breezes create a relaxing atmosphere that should not be underestimated. The accommodations are quite comfortable, even without A/C, and the outdoor shower/bathroom on the covered porch is beautiful and refreshing. Best of all, the hosts/owners are incredibly hospitable, while maintaining extreme privacy for their guests. All in all, I would recommend Island Vibes to any couple looking for an authentic island experience on a limited budget!

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2011
  • Stayed: October 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Jersey


  • 5 of 5

We rented the "Christmas Cottage" for a week in was truly magical. The host of the house- John & Marsha are inviting and gracious. The house was really pretty, neat, private and had the most amazing outdoor shower. It was a wonderful experience overall! We would love to go back every year if we could The house and Host's were just perfect! It was a great vacation!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2011
  • Stayed: April 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Keyport, New Jersey

Great time at a great place - Island Vibes !!

  • 5 of 5

Even though it was a short, my stay at Island Vibes was great ! Looking for a place only a few weeks before arriving doesnt always work out well but I hit a home run here ! Island Vibes was super clean, roomy,and comfortable with everything we needed for our stay. Loved the place inside and out. The round stone shower was really cool and wrap around deck awsome! I would like to thank John & Marcia for being flexible with renting for a short time. Even though Marcia was not home during my stay she was very helpful providing me with detailed info from emails. ( directions etc ) John was very busy too with his " Island Roots " charter boat but was very friendly and offered to help us in any way. The only regret I have is that I wish my stay was a lot longer ! Hope to be back !!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2011
  • Stayed: March 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Skinny Legs
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Indigo Grill
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Maho Bay Beach
Car: not necessary

We recommend our guests who want to be on the water book a trip with Island Roots Charters. Explore inlets and beaches of St. John. Snorkel in the most popular as well as out-of-the-way spots. Spend a day in the British Virgin Islands exploring the Caribbean archipelago, its best watering holes and picture-postcard tropical harbors. St. John also offers a number of sugar mill ruins and petroglyphs as well as ranger-guided tours, including astronomy, birdwatching and marine ecosystems.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

For renters staying only 3-4 nights, the rate is $150 per night year-round plus a $50. housekeeping surcharge
All listed rates are based on double occupancy. Any additional guest(s) are charged $100. (each) per week or any part of a week. This has as much to do with consumption of resources (water & electricity) as anything. There is also a $35. additional 'bedding fee'; per week or any part of a week which includes: cot, bedding and linens, towels and beach towels for additional guest(s).
For stays 3 & 4 nights there is a $50. housekeeping surcharge.

To Reserve: a 50% deposit is required to secure dates. The remaining balance is due two weeks before arrival. All deposits are fully refundable up to a month of arrival date and at that point non-refundable- with few exceptions

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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