About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
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
Marcia E. Stewart
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
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Check-in: 2:30 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Everything as advertised, great breeze, spacious for one couple, good value on St John
Exactly what we we're looking for
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!
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.
The perfect spot for a great vacation
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.
True island experience on a low budget
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!
We rented the "Christmas Cottage" for a week in April...it 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!
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
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 .