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Beachfront Suite at Quiet Friis Bay

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Awaken at Pelican Beach to amazing sunrises on this peaceful Coral Bay side of St. John USVI. Pelican Beach, one of the few St. John vacation rentals available directly on the beach, features fabulous outside living spaces with breathtaking views, cool evening breezes and almost daily visits from soaring, diving pelicans. At this unique, waterfront St. John accommodation, you will be lulled into peaceful bliss by the sound of the surf, both day and night.

Spend a lazy afternoon under the Seagrape tree canopy on our deck directly on a beautiful coral beach. Gazing out on the clear blue and aqua tranquil waters, don't be surprised to actually see a fish swimming by or to be dazzled by the air acrobatics of a leaping eagle ray. The semi private beach is available within footsteps from the grounds with some of the best snorkeling on the island because it is seldom disturbed. You never know what to expect from the amazing sea life.

Relax in our round gazebo, with its comfortable large furniture, and absorb the panoramic views from Tortola (BVI), East End (St. John), Flannigan Island (US) and Norman Island (BVI). Sun bathe during the day or dine in the evening shade on our large deck, just above the Seagrape trees.

Pelican Beach is a large waterfront home with a separate vacation rental unit. Owners are on premises in the upstairs section of the home. Captain J can arrange to take you out snorkeling to remote St. John destinations or if island hopping and visiting the British Virgin Islands is desired, we can take you on our Glacier Bay powerboat, Knot E Buoys. Private yoga classes and massages can be provided on the premises.

The indoor living space provides two bedrooms with comfortable queen beds, fully equipped kitchen with full size appliances and a ceramic tiled bath with laundry facilities. The two bedrooms have air conditioners. The owner's sister is an artist, so unique touches can be found throughout. The furnishing and artwork reflect the owner's significant travels throughout the Caribbean, Europe and Asia.

Wind down after a day of snorkeling and swimming in the screened in living room with amazing views and evening breezes. To finish off that busy day of vacationing, relax in your air-conditioned bedroom to watch a movie or favorite TV show. Each bedroom has its own cable TV with over 100 channels.

Pelican Beach strives to be environmentally friendly with the addition of our solar panels. We have developed extensive organic gardens, recycle as much as possible and created composting areas. We are planning to add hydroponic gardening in the near future. Our guests can enjoy our fresh fruits, herbs and vegetables when available. The landscaped grounds include a variety of palm trees, flowering plants to attract humming birds and many species of cactus and succulents.

Miss Lucy's restaurant is a very short walk for evening dining, Sunday Jazz Brunch or a casual lunch. Miss Lucy's is known for their Caribbean and Seafood menu selections. They are rated 4.5 out of 5.0 on Trip Advisor.

In addition to the North Shore beaches, many other beaches such as Salt Pond Beach and remote Lameshur Bay are a short drive away.

Coral Bay, with a variety of restaurants and shopping, is a 7 - 10 minute drive.

Pelican Beach, described by many as paradise found, far away from the stress of everyday living.

More Details

Property Manager
Nancy Stromp & Jason Hayman
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Nancy Stromp & Jason Hayman

We live on premises in the upstairs section of the home.

We started vacationing in St. John about fifteen years ago. We often dreamed about a life away from our hectic lives in New Jersey. We wanted a more peaceful and tranquil life. So in 2009, we decided to take the plunge and we purchased Pelican Beach on Friis Bay.

Nancy is living her dream. She left her corporate financial executive life and is semi-retired. She is happy to no longer have a desk job. She is currently teaching yoga at Concordia Eco-Resorts and Coral Bay Agricultural Center. She has been practicing yoga for over 20 years and is part of the St. John yoga teacher group, Do Yoga St. John.

Jason is living a life above and beyond his expectations. Jason is a commercial boat captain and is nicknamed “Captain J”. He takes guests out on day charters on Knot E Buoys. He is also a craft beer brewer.

Nancy Stromp & Jason Hayman purchased this house in 2009


Estate Hard Labor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children must be over the age of 10 due to proximity to the ocean and strong currents.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Two kayaks and two SUP are available for your use which can be easily launched from the beach here at the house. We also provide snorkel gear.


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Beachfront Suite at Quiet Friis Bay
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 24 reviews
Overland Park, KS

Great house in Coral Bay right on the water

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Jason and Nancy's house in Coral Bay. Family of four, with kids age 11 and 13. Nice screened in patio and outside deck with bbq grill and nice furnishings throughout the house. Good bedrooms with AC in each room and nice shower. Plenty of beach chairs and bags to use. Jason and Nancy were great to work with and very helpful for any questions that we had. If you are interested in a boat tour, Jason runs a boat and will give you a discount. If you stay in St. John, Coral Bay is the place togo as it is 15-20 minutes to all the best beaches, yet away from the main harbor in Cruz Bay. St. John itself is amazing since 3/4 is National Park. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location on the Best Side of the Island

  • 5 of 5

If you are interested in snorkeling, uncrowded beaches, and beautiful hikes, you should definitely stay on this side of the island. Pelican Beach is incredibly convenient to some of the best places: Salt Pond, Lameshur Bay(s), and even Maho, if you get there early.

Nancy & Josh are very welcoming and full of information. One the first day we asked Josh were we could find sea turtles: he told us exactly where (and there they were)! They pretty much know everything about beaches, hikes, snorkeling, shortcuts, restaurants, etc. They even called to advise us about an alternate route when it was raining hard the last day & there was some flooding.

Be aware that the beach in front of the house is not sandy and doesn't really have easy entry (rocks & seaweed), but it hardly matters when Salt Pond Bay is 10 minutes down the road.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious ,quiet, serene and close to everything.

  • 5 of 5

Pelican beach is paradise found. The outside living areas are superb from the gazebo (we named pelican perch) to the lounge chairs on the spacious deck to the superb deck right next to the water under the sea grapes. If there are a few sprinkles the screened in porch was welcoming. Falling asleep to the waves was unreal, plus sunrise is right out the door. The bedrooms are nicely furnished, the kitchen stocked with everything you need. It does have quite a few stairs to navigate down with you luggage so be aware of that. Gated private covered parking...what else do you need! Saw carib hummingbird nest on the lower deck and a pair of smooth billed an that came to visit. Snorkeling on st. Johns is to die for and thanks to the owners for equipment, including life jackets. Just show up, slow down, and enjoy the beauty!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A piece of paradise

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Pelican Beach! The suite was everything that we hoped it would be and more - a little piece of paradise. Nancy and Jason were wonderful hosts. We couldn't have asked for a more incredible setting for our teenagers first swim in an ocean and hope to be able to return one day.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this review. Please come back to see us next year!!!
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Serenity with a view

  • 4 of 5

You can leave the sliders open at night and enjoy the sounds of the waves and nature. Very relaxing! I love the sound of the frogs. We spent a fair amount of time on the screened in porch enjoying the view and watching the pelicans. The kitchen has everything you will need.....including a bottle of rum and a blender. Short walk to Miss Lucy's for yummy food and entertainment.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Park City, UT

Private beach with exquisite amenities and breathtaking views

  • 5 of 5

I never write reviews-what's the point? But I had to share this hidden gem- it's that special.

My family of 4 (2 kids: 10 and 7) spent a week at this property. There aren't enough words to describe the hospitality and the amount of fun and relaxation we had here. The place is nicely appointed with everything you need. You have your own PRIVATE beach within walking steps of your place-read: Close to the blender!

The hosts were available to ask questions regarding places to eat and places to snorkel-but we barely ventured out-it was that spectacular. We snorkeled, paddle boarded and kayaked (THEY HAVE ALL THE GEAR)!!! And we also plopped on the beach and did nothing with not another person around.

We will return.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

The house is located approx. 7-10 minutes south of Coral Bay on the So. Shore Rd. at Friis Bay.

Coral Bay has a variety of restaurants and shopping.

Miss Lucy's restaurant is a very short walk for evening dining, Sunday Jazz Brunch or a casual lunch.

Salt Pond and Lameshur Bays - in the Nat'l Park - are only a 5-10 minute ride from the house. Both have great hiking trails and snorkeling.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 12.5%

Manager'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.