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Spacious Coral Bay Villa With Spectacular Views As Far As The Eye Can See

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 1/2 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10) - Two Master Suites

HALCYON DAYS VILLA - Nestled upon a finger of land jutting out into St. John's famous Coral Bay, the largest natural harbor in the Caribbean. The home has panoramic views of a nearby fringing reef, British Tortola, Norman Island, St John's East End and Coral Bay.

Enter through an atrium of luscious tropical trees, plants and flowers, and enjoy the over 1000 feet of deck space, offering multiple options for your favorite views - shady or sunny.

Owner owns three lots, including lot in front of house and next to house. Fruit trees on adjacent lot - avocado, papaya, seville orange, 14 mango trees, banana plants, lime, guava, pineapple, cashew, sugar apple and lemongrass. All for renters when available.

Easy to use flat parking with room for three cars.

Keywords: halcyon days, villa, quacco, zimmerman, coral bay, st.john

More Details

Bill Weinberg
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 19, 2017

About Bill Weinberg

Lois and I live in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky. Lois works with dyslexic children, while I am an attorney, businessman and writer. We spend most of the winter at our St. John house, which we built new in 1981.

Bill Weinberg purchased this villa in 1981

Why Bill Weinberg chose Coral Bay

We first came to St. John in 1968, a year before we were married. We kept coming and built our house in 1980-1981 for my 40th birthday. We come to St. John about four months of the year and spend the rest of our time traveling or living in our home in Eastern Kentucky.

What makes this villa unique

The house is called Halcyon Days, after a poem by Walt Whitman.

"As the days take on a mellower light, and the apple at last hangs really finish'd and indolent-ripe on the tree,

Then for the teeming, quietest, happiest days of all!

The brooding and blissful halcyon days!"

As recent renters wrote in our guest book, "We truly rekindled our hearts and cleansed our souls." "Your house was magical, reminding us of what is important in life."

We appreciate the calm and tranquility of the area.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I probably should not be writing this review because it may get too popular!

Halcyon Days is a very comfortable home with 280 degree views that are breathtaking. Located on the Coral Bay side in a very convenient location, close to groceries and restaurants, not to mention some of the best beaches on the island.

My family, 5 adults and 4 children enjoyed the spacious bedrooms and bathrooms as well as the very well equipped kitchen. Lounging on the decks is heaven on a stick. Some days I didn't even care if I went to a beach or not, it was so joyful just to be there, overlooking the beautiful garden. Fragrant jasmine, enjoyed by hummingbirds, starburst and magnificent flamboya feast the eyes.
Jul 2016
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Upper Carolina Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Newly renovated in 2013 with special privacy toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Added to house in 2006 with shower looking out to Coral Bay
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Completely rebuilt in 2013, with double sinks
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs bathroom for general use
  • Three of bathrooms are either recent extensive renovation or new additions.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Bedroom upstairs with private bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Master bedroom downstairs with private bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , Great for children - can sleep four
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Shares bathroom with bedroom #2
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Atrium, outside fruit gardens, access to beachfront (4 minute walk)


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Spacious Coral Bay Villa With Spectacular Views As Far As The Eye Can See
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Top Island Vacation Visit.

  • 5 of 5

To say that a week's vacation at the Halcyon Days Villa on coral Bay is a unique experience is an understatement. St. John is certainly the most beautiful of the U. S Virgin Islands, and there is nothing prettier than the backside of the Island on Coral Bay. The views from the Villa are spectacular. And in this day and age, it could not be a safer place to vacation. The Villa is functional, fully equipped, and extremely roomy was a number of nooks for privacy. kIt's perfect for a large family or four couples. Wrap around decks make ocean views spectacular all day, but particularly at night. Good local entertainment and Island cuisine close by. Really a great place to vacation.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thx Jim. Appreciate your taking the time to write a review
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Holland, Michigan

Amazing house to stay in Coral Bay. Halcyon Days is the BEST!

  • 5 of 5

I am writing this review on our last night at Halcyon Days as I sit on the wrap-around deck with the ocean breeze and the gorgeous view. We stayed from 3/5/2016 to 3/11/2016. This house is so incredibly fantastic! The owners, Bill and Lois, have set up a beautiful house that is perfect to stay in on St. Johns. The house has the most amazing deck with lounge chairs, tables and regular chairs. One of our favorite things to do is have a cup of coffee and watch the sun rise over the islands all while sitting in the front part of the deck.

When we first walked in the house we were all just wowed with the atrium that greets you as you open the door. The owners have EVERYTHING you need for your beach time right in the atrium(chairs, fins, snorkel gear, toys). They have beach towels and anything think else you could possible need. We walked up the stairs and went into the main room. A huge kitchen with a view of Coral Bay greets you. The owners have thought of anything possible you could need to cook. The kitchen is fully stocked and very comfortable to find what you need in. We did cook many of our meals as it was cheaper than eating out. The couch and TV area has sliding doors that you can open while you are home to rest and relax and feel the breeze. Upstairs is a bathroom and then a master bedroom with the best shower I have ever seen or experiences. The upstairs master bathroom is stone and roomy with two sinks. There is another single bed up stairs and another bathroom (which is perfect if traveling with a little one). Downstairs are the three other bedrooms and another master bedroom, and two more bathrooms. They have great views and are perfect. Outside the house is great as well. We were able to pick limes right off of a tree! The area it is located in is so relaxing and quiet with just the breeze and sounds of the ocean.

Thank you , Bill and Lois, for letting us rent you perfect house. This has given our family the experience of a lifetime and we are already talking about coming back! We had a difficult time leaving the house the first day here because we just wanted to be on the porch and relax. We talked to some people at Salt Pond Bay about where we were staying and they were so impressed with our comments they are going to look for Halcyon Days too! If you choose to rent from Bill and Lois, you are in for a vacation house of a lifetime. Thank you again,


  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Incredibly nice, Amy. Thx for taking the time to write a review. You all are welcome to return to Halcyon anytime. Bill
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Best Rental on St John

  • 5 of 5

The best place we have ever rented for vacation. Incredible views - great beds - fully stocked kitchen - very helpful owner. Love to rent it again.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a nice review. Thx again. You all are most welcome to stay at Halcyon whenever you can come back. Best, Bill Weinberg
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Ijamsville Maryland

Breath taking Sun Rise

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful views ,quite and very comfortable we had 8 people in are group and we all were very comfortable , baths thruout the house all were very clean and felt like out doors , the kitchen was well equipped made for easy cooking.

Thank you Bill

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Go and Enjoy

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful and functional house. The views from the deck and the living room are spectacular. Great bathrooms, 3 of the 4 have 2 sinks. This was the best equipped kitchen we've ever rented, with all the equipment you may need and as many spices as we have in our home. Food prices in the local groceries are high though ($13 for a jar of organic tomato sauce). Beautiful garden surrounding the house though unfortunately the fruit wasn't ripe at this time of the year. Some of us brought snorkeling gear and the rest used what was at the house. The owner was quite responsive to all our pre trip questions and called to see how we were doing. I can think of no reason not to rent this house.

FYI - Coral Bay is the quieter side of the island. There are some nice beaches within a 10-15 minute drive. Snorkeling is ok but the coral reef has suffered since we were last on St. John 7 years ago. By all means climb Ram's Head for beautiful views but go shortly after sun rise as it get's hot quickly. Visit Drunk Bay for the locals rock sculpture. If you've not been to St. John be ready for steep and curvy roads. You can get by with a car but a jeep is better. There are "free range" donkeys, goats and chickens. You'll enjoy the pelicans diving into a foot of water, the magnificent frigates overhead and the occasional booby. GO!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent House, Perfect Stay

  • 5 of 5

Excellent house for a large group. One of the best supplied houses I have stayed at with great amenities. Very personable and helpful owners.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Miss Lucy's
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
St. Thomas
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Rt. 107
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Miss Lucy's
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Johnson Bay
Nearest Point of Interest
Coral Bay - Halcyon Days
Car: necessary

Located at Calabash Boom on map, which is just past Shipwreck Landing restaurant, before you get to Miss Lucy's St. Quacco 16-B


Rates & Availability

Upper Carolina Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 16 2017 - Dec 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 8 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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