1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms
About Betsy Melnik
Year built, 2009
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Children not allowed
Owner will meet guest at the villa. No smoking or pets. All garbage must be removed from villa every other day. Nothing in the toilet other than toilet paper. All coffee grounds get dumped over the railing for the crabs, none down the drain. Only beach towels may be taken to the beach. Owner not responsible for lost or stolen items. We do have a safe.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Absolutely Stunning, Beautiful, Amazing, Wonderful Hideaway!
I don't think there are any other reviews less than 5 stars for this property...and there's a reason for that. The owners of this villa have taken great care that every detail is perfect here. We felt like we were in a 5 star resort (ahem, ever been to the One and Only Palmilla in Los Cabos?...kinda like that...) but without any other guests except the occasional lizard, goat, or land crab. TOTAL and complete privacy. This is not the place to go if you want any nightlife: star-gazing, reading, and listening to the waves crash below are about it. In fact, we were there for the Full Blood Wolf Moon (lunar eclipse) - which was spectacular to watch from the large patio. The house is SOLID (they had practically no damage from the hurricanes last year), which is good, because the breezes can get really strong out there, even while things are calm and hot down in Coral Bay. Keep in mind that this is about as far away from anything as you can possibly get on St John - the winding drive to sleepy Coral Bay is 20 minutes, and about 40-45 minutes to Cruz Bay (where the ferry comes in from St Thomas). Plan your food shopping accordingly, because once you get here, you won't want to leave. Excellent snorkeling at the private Long Bay beach - we saw turtles, an octopus, and too many different kinds of fish to count. Just a really relaxing, detach from every-day stress kind of vacation.
Beautiful house in beautiful, extremely private location
The house is a work of art, with beautiful local stone and woodwork throughout. The view is spectacular, with the sound of the sea and the breeze from the trade winds which blows through the house. The kitchen is well equipped. We absolutely love it- this is our second stay.
The location is a bit remote, although nothing is that far away on an island that's less than 12 miles long.
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😎
Beautiful, secluded paradise!
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.
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.
Caribbean Sunrise = Perfect Vacation
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.
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.