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The House in the Hills: Pristine Views and Privacy Abounds at This Lovely Home

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (2nd bedroom can be made available at an extra cost)

Welcome to The House in the Hills:

This house is a very private and comfortable property located in a quiet residential area of Coral Bay. The views from every corner are breathtaking. The beautiful vistas are complimented with warm tradewinds which move gracefully through this house. There is native stone and shell accents throughout the walkways and great outdoor, garden shower. The sunrises are more than memorable. The spectacular star gazing thrills visitors.

The porch is completely screened and provides a soothing ambiance after a full day at the shore.

The master bedroom of this home is air conditioned as is the second guest bedroom(window unit only in second bedroom).

The world class beaches, hiking trails and excellent restaurants of St. John are just minutes away from this extraordinary property.

More Details

Sheila Frederiksen
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018

About Sheila Frederiksen

I built this house in 1996 to escape the harsh, cold Rochester, NY winters. Sure did the trick.

I find the island to be soothing and regenerating.

Currently I reside in the beautiful low country in Beaufort, SC.

Sheila Frederiksen purchased this house in 1996


Calabash Boom House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • The is a private bathroom in each bedroom and a private shower in each bathroom. Additionally, there is a lovely outdoor garden shower just off the master bedroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • The master bedroom boasts 3 sliding glass doors leading to a wrap around deck and hot tub. The second bedroom is a bit smaller but bright and airy. The house has wonderful air flow and overhead fans abound.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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(8 traveler reviews)

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The House in the Hills: Pristine Views and Privacy Abounds at This Lovely Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed 7 days on a liveaboard sailboat which was amazing in itself... then we retreated to The House in the Hills for quite an exceptional experience. Coral Bay, St. John is always a relaxing place to visit, but being in a secluded home with view of many of the islands we sailed to was perfect! The home is so breezy and comfortable - we did not need the A/C at all as the entire home is screened in and the sounds of the tree frogs at night is truly enchanting. Dave wes very helpful with recommendation of great snorkeling areas and the food was remarkable at all the re restaurants around Coral Bay. If you prefer to cook the seafood and veggies at Calabash Market was fresh and perfect - nice wine selection as well!, So laid back and inviting - I trust others will enjoy the home as much as we did!

Pura Vida,

The Whitley's

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at the House in the Hills twice now and we absolutely love it! By far my favorite view from anywhere on St. John! Waking up to that every morning truly took my breath away! House is a quaint & quiet little villa, snuggled in lush vegetation on the hillside overlooking Coral Bay. House offers all the ammenities you require, even coolers and beach chairs. The owner Sheila & house manager Dave are amazing/ nice people as well, which is paramount when booking a private residence in my opinion. Can not wait for our next visit, never want to leave while there... true slice of Heaven:) ENJOY!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Albany, ny

Great place to stay for a St John getaway

  • 5 of 5

My wife & I just returned home after a week in St John and staying at House In The Hills. In sum, you can't go wrong with this house. It is located in beautiful Coral Bay, and conveniently located to everything on the island. The house has a great view and all needed amenities. The owner Sheila and her house manager Dave are awesome, and Dave will give you a complete rundown on the house and anything about St John. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Columbus, GA

Claire Wells

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for our "first girl's trip without kids" in 5 years! As they say, "location, location, location"...and The House in The Hills just doesn't get any better. We found ourselves rolling down the hill most nights to Shipwreck after a long day at the beach or adventure seeking.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Milion Dollar Sprawling View!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently stayed at this gem for 10 days in July. The view is UNBELIEVABLE! It was incredible to go to bed every night and see the beautiful ocean and islands and to wake up every morning watching the sunrise over them. The hot tub was super refreshing (kept the temperature as low as possible) after a day of snorkeling and hiking in the east and south ends of St. John. It was also very relaxing to sit in the hot tub after dark and watch the beautiful night sky. We were able to see many shooting stars. We loved to watch all the boats and ships go in and out of Coral Bay, as well as the surrounding area. We spent a lot of our time hanging out on the deck. The house was nice and comfortable, the kitchen was fully stocked with equipment, and we especially enjoyed having AC in the bedroom. (Second bedroom also had AC, but we never slept in there.) Plenty of amenities. The screened in porch was perfect for eating, while awing over the intensely beautiful view. Very private. We definitely plan to stay here again!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peace and beauty, seclusion with breathtaking views

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the House in the Hills for our fifth anniversary. We were very impressed with the accommodations. Check-in/out was super fast and courteous, with a lot of good, local advice thrown in as well. The pictures do not do this house justice. Brand new windows have just been placed in the second bedroom giving it a more airy look and feel. It is one of the most beautiful locations imaginable for a house. The views are outstanding from all directions.

You definitely have to have a 4-wheel drive jeep to get to the house. It is up a very long, steep, up and down, and curvy road. It is well worth it though. We felt like we were the only ones in the hills! Staying at the House in the Hills was a fabulous idea, and we will stay there again next time we visit.

The convenience of having beach chairs, towels, ice chest, and an umbrella can't be beat when you want to head down to the beach for the day. Also, being able to dine outside in the screened-in porch, in the living room, or at the breakfast bar gave us lots of choices. The beds were comfortable and the fans were amazing!

There is a lot of touristy information inside the house about the area, which was a nice plus. We didn't have too much trouble with bugs on the porch unless we forget to spray! The house is decorated nicely and you feel at home right away.

Bring sunscreen, bug spray, and an underwater camera. Buy food in St. Thomas to save money, eat out a lot on St. John. The food in area restaurants in Coral Bay and some in Cruz Bay are fantastic. Rent from a reputable jeep rental company. We ended up having to pay $200 extra dollars because our jeep got a flat (which we had to change ourselves). All and all, our vacation was absolutely perfect (except for the jeep!). We can't wait to get back to the House in the Hills!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Cyril King, St. Thomas
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Shipwreck Landing
Nearest Ferry
8.5 Miles
Cruz Bay, St. John
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Shipwreck Landing
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
Salt Pond Bay
Car: necessary

House in the Hills is in a very private location but only minutes from the quaint village of Coral Bay an some of the islands prettiest beaches. You can also plan a kayaking, hiking, paddle boarding, day sail trip within a few miles.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.5%

Maximum of 4 guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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