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Romantic, charming and VERY private! Come relax!!

Bedrooms 1
Space 2,688 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms

Power is on!! Come enjoy the warm sunshine and refreshing tradewinds here on the East End of St.

John. We survived both cat 5’s with no damage. The internet is scheduled to be installed mid February. Caribbean Sunrise is the ultimate in serenity and privacy. Here you are treated to spectacular views of the bight at Norman Island and on down the Sir Frances Drake Channel to Virgin Gorda. You will find yourselves embraced by the constant tropical breezes and the crystal clear sea below.

The tastefully appointed villa is complete with ceiling fans, huge canopied king bed, well equipped kitchen, unique double sink bath, 2 outdoor showers, grill and very private pool. Enjoy the hummingbirds humming over the hibiscus in the outdoor alcove.

Caribbean Sunrise is part of Privateer Bay and located on a private cul-de-sac bordering undeveloped property as far as the eye can see. In this setting, you will enjoy some of the best snorkeling the island has to offer at Privateer Beach or in Hansen Bay, each just a two minute drive from your door.

Should you choose to venture out and explore the beautiful, laid back island of St. John, you are only a 12 minute drive to dining and artsy shopping boutiques in quirky Coral Bay. A 20 minute drive takes you to the world famous North Shore beaches where you can swim, snorkel, hike, wind surf and walk the beach to your heart’s content. In addition, you can visit the ruins in the National Park. Thanks to John Rockefeller, 2/3 of our beautiful island remains in the National Park.

Feel free to click on the link below. One of our wonderful guests made the video and said we could share it!

More Details

Betsy Melnik
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 10, 2018

About Betsy Melnik

Year built, 2009


Estate Hansen Bay Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2688 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , double sink
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower is convenient for rinsing snorkel gear.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Large king size canopy bed. Go to sleep and wake up to the sounds of ocean and the cool breezes. You have to catch at least one sunrise while staying here, even if it is while you are still in bed!
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
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Romantic, charming and VERY private! Come relax!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Carribean Sunrise Villa on the East End of St John USVI in Privateer Bay Estates was absolutely fantastic..The villa and the owners, Bob and Betsy were superb..The view from the Villa down the Sir Francis Drake Channel was breathtaking..The constant gentle breeze off the ocean was perfect as was the entire island..This was our 7th trip to St John and our first time at Carribean Sunrise and we promise we will return..Thank You for a delightful vacation😎

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, secluded paradise!

  • 5 of 5

This was our third visit to St. John but our first time staying on the East End. The experience did not disappoint, the house is lovely, very private and the views are stunning. My favorite part was being able to hear the ocean waves and feel a pretty constant breeze. Everything we needed was available in the house, well-stocked kitchen with cooking utensils, towels, cooler, beach chairs, etc. Each room of the house has spectacular views of the water below and the view from the outdoor shower is unbeatable. It was absolutely wonderful to shower in the morning with my coffee or after a day at the beach with a glass of wine. It's been hard to adjust to our "normal" shower back home.

We woke up every morning at 5am to make coffee and watch the breathtaking sunrises that literally occurred right in front of us and felt so close you could almost touch.

The property is a bit of a drive but only about 20 minutes to Coral Bay which is where we typically go for dinner, groceries, etc. Eat at the Triple B for breakfast, definitely worth it!

Bob and Betsy were terrific and made us feel right at home once we arrived. We plan on visiting St. John for years to come and I would love to stay at Caribbean Sunrise again.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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East Hampton

Beautiful property.

  • 5 of 5

This was our third time at Caribbean Sunrise and it was and still is the most tranquil and relaxing spot we have ever rented with the most spectacular views. Fall asleep to the sound of wind and lapping waves in a well appointed house. Bob and Betsy do a great job maintaining the property. Rent a Jeep as the roads are challenging but very doable. Great snorkeling just one mile down the road at Haulover---take the short trail across the street and enjoy great snorkeling while looking at Tortola. Hope to return for a fourth trip.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Caribbean Sunrise = Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Caribbean Sunrise is an excellent choice for those who are looking for solitude. A car is a must. The property is in pristine condition with gorgeous landscaping. The owners have provided for every detail to make your stay enjoyable. The view is spectacular. On a clear day St. Croix is visible to the south and Virgin Gorda to the north. The predominate sound is the ocean, 250 feet below. Coral Bay has most if not all supplies you need and is about 15 minutes away. Cruz Bay is 45 minutes. For beaches, the nearest is Hansen bay and is not as crowded as the northern beaches. Kayak rentals are available there.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relax and Rejuvenate

  • 5 of 5

Relax and rejuvenate. . .experience a deep sense of renewal and reflection in this very special place. The location and layout are well designed for peace and quiet. The owners are attentive but sensitive to the needs of their guests. Well-maintained property. The island is beautiful and filled with adventure. Highly recommend. Beautiful home and views.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kingsport, TN

Amazingly beautiful, remote, and near perfect.

  • 5 of 5

Caribbean Sunrise was the perfect spot to celebrate our 30th Anniversary. The location was remote, quiet, and very private, and the views were incredible. The house was comfortable and well appointed, and we could have easily spent the entire vacation just hanging out at this beautiful villa, even though there's lots to see and do on St. John. There was always a great breeze blowing to keep the house (which is not air-conditioned) cool, and our favorite thing to do at the house was to sit on the porch, enjoying the breeze, reading, and watching the boat traffic.

The villa was very clean and well maintained, and the hosts, Bob and Betsy Melnik were very friendly and easy to get in contact with if we needed something. They took fantastic care of us from start to finish.

If you like the nightlife and activity of Cruz Bay, then this is not the place for you. It takes a good 15 minutes + just to get to Coral Bay from this villa (which is on the very East End of the island), and a good 35-45 minutes to get all the way back to Cruz Bay. But if you're into the laid back, friendly atmosphere of Coral Bay (which has plenty of fantastic restaurants/bars), then you will love Caribbean Sunrise. It is the perfect away from it all spot, and a great home base for lots of fun activities.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Skinny Legs
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
St. Thomas
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Skinny Legs
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Privateer Beach (private)
Car: necessary

We are located 20 minutes from world famous North Shore beaches. Kayaking, snorkeling, horseback riding, hiking are all within a 20 minute ride from the villa.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $175
Tax Rate 12.0%

Please call owner for confirmation of Holiday rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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