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Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Full Bathrooms, (Sleeps 2-6)

This luxurious two-level villa is located at the 600 foot level on Bordeaux Mountain, offering spectacular views of Coral Bay, Tortola and Drake's Passage. It is decorated with West Indian stonework and paintings from local artists throughout.

This magnificent three bedrooms, three bath villa is air conditioned in all three bedrooms. The master bedroom has a television as well. There are screened in porches on both upper and lower levels. Two bedrooms open via sliding doors onto the screened in porch.

You can relax on the upscale Caribbean furniture in the great room. The villa offers WiFi and Dish TV (191 channels) and a flat screen television. The gourmet kitchen is fully functional with stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, and cherry wood cabinets and has all the conveniences of home, such as a Keurig (coffee maker), blender, toaster.

Outside you can enjoy the cool mountain breezes year round on the pool deck which is furnished with chaises, chairs, and a table for outdoor dining or simply enjoying the view. There is a 42 foot lap pool and a six person hot tub to enjoy after a day at the beach. The beautiful north shore beaches (Maho, Hawkes Nest, etc.) are an easy 15 minute ride from the villa.

There is nothing like enjoying a candle lit dinner and glass of wine on the screened in porch overlooking the breathtaking views and stunning sunsets of the Caribbean. It certainly feels like you are suspended on a cloud! Relax, enjoy, and unwind in your "home away from home".

Recommendations: This is on Bordeaux Mountain and all guests should have 4 wheel drive.

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2018

Why Daniel chose Estate Carolina

We had this villa built because we cannot imagine a better place to vacation than St. John. Our 'Almost Heaven' has a spectacular, panoramic view of surrounding Coral Bay and neighboring Tortola and Drake's Passage.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you Clancy's for sharing your beautiful home! The villa was so luxurious, the attention to detail with décor and amenities takes it to a new standard for other vacation villas - don't think any can compare!
Dec 2013
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Estate Carolina Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • The 3 bathrooms have showers.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2) One Queen size bedroom is located next to the great room. The King size bedroom and Queen size bedroom are on the lower level.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
All guests should have 4 wheel drive vehicles who decide to stay at this house. Check in time is 3:00 p.m. Check out time is 10:00 a.m. Nightly pricing is based on 2 guests. Add $25 per night for each additional guest.


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million dollar view

  • 5 of 5

For a magnificent view, Almost Heaven is the place to stay. The pool area is a great place to hang out for morning sun and in the late evening when the stars are out. The screened dining area keeps bugs away while eating and provides shade during the heat of the day.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect home base to explore all corners of St. John!

  • 5 of 5

Spent 5 days and 4 nights at Almost Heaven and the house delivered in all areas! First-time renting a Villa for a larger party after visiting the island solo or plus 1 prior and the house was exactly what we needed. The view was incredible looking out into Coral Bay everyday and it was a great location to explore all the different beaches, restaurants, and shops on all different ends of the island. We hit up North Shore beaches numerous times, Salt Ponds/Rams Head, and made trips in town to Cruz Bay. Grocery store right down below as well in Coral Bay.

The AC units in the bedrooms worked very well and made sleeping very easy at night. When at the house, you will want to leave the doors and windows open in the main room on top floor with living room and kitchen with the breeze coming in off the deck.

Plenty of beach chairs, towels, and a cooler to bring along to all your beach adventures. Driveway and road were fine driving on as someone who has visited St. John's plenty of times before but as usual 4 wheel drive required. Easiest to just drive into the driveway when parking then when leaving back out and make a 3 or 4 pt turn up the driveway in front of the neighbor's house to change directions when you head out to the main road.

We didn't use the pool that much except for a few dips after beach days, but was nice. Make sure to keep pool lights off at night though to limit bugs getting in pool to clean out next day.

Besides needing to reset the wifi at the start of the trip since house hadn't been rented a few weeks, we didn't need to contact the owners or property manager at all during the trip. We even got a personal escort to follow from Cruz Bay to the house as we stopped at the Beach Bar for a late lunch when traveling to the island on day 1.

House is great if you got teenage/young adult kids and also would work well for couples with the 3 bedrooms. All beds are large enough for 2 people to share.

The deck is a great place to have meals at. We often ate breakfast and dinner at the villa, while lunch out.

Only knock is they need to replace the vacuum because doesn't seem to work to use to get sand out of returning your rental. There is a vacuum at the gas station in Cruz Bay though before you return your jeep rental.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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View was great, house had some issues. Hot tub didn't work right. House was not all in good repair,.

  • 3 of 5

House is great. View was awesome. The road in was challenging, but very doable. The upkeep of the house was less than satisfactory. Lights burned out, dishwasher not properly installed. Hot tub worked part way part of the time. The property manager was nice, but did not return calls, or communicate what he would do to resolve the issues. The most disappointing part was that the issues with the hot tub were known , but had not been resolved prior to our stay. I do not like paying for services not rendered. We did have a wonderful time and will return to St John, but would not rent this property again.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Always Almost Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd time staying at Almost Heaven and we can't wait to go back! The house has everything you need to relax. Great beach chairs and cooler made spending the day at the beach a breeze. The house is perfectly located in Coral Bay and gets the best sunrise! Love the pool, hot tub, and outdoor shower!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delightful property and amazing location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here over Thanksgiving - what a wonderful location at any time of year! To escape from the cold in New England and arrive to beautiful sunny skies on St John - that was certainly "Almost Heaven", And the house was fabulous with the most breathtaking view of Coral Bay from the veranda. Having breakfast out there every morning listening to the birds was all I needed to relax. This property is so well equipped with everything you need, and more. The pool and hot tub are amazing. We enjoyed the restaurants in Coral Bay and only went to Cruz bay once during our stay. The North Shore beaches are fabulous and all within easy reach of the property by car. We would definitely plan on returning.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home, great value

  • 5 of 5

* Well-equipped kitchen, pool, towels, etc.

* Fabulous views

* Air con in all 3 bedrooms was welcome

* Scary driveway (4WD is mandatory)

* About 20 minutes to the North Shore beaches

* Liked the funkier, less touristy atmosphere of Coral Bay, but if you're looking for a lot of nightlife, you may want to be closer to Cruz Bay.

We would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Almost Heaven overlooks Coral Bay, Tortola. Our Villa is located ten minutes from the beautiful beaches and hiking trails. The Villa is a 20 minute drive from Cruz Bay on scenic Centerline Road.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99

Rates are based on two people stay. Add an additional $25 per night for each additional guest. Holiday rates do vary from the price listed please inquire directly. Rates are subject to change without notice.

Cleaning fee of $100 added for stays less than 4 nights.

Check in time is 3:00 pm Check out time is 10:00 am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.