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Coconuts: Indoor/Outdoor Living, Spa, Heated Pool & Privacy!"""

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Three Bedroom, Three Bath Villa, With Numerous High-end Amenities

Located on Gifft Hill, 750 feet above sea level, Coconuts features a unique combination of panoramic ocean views, spectacular sunsets, extensive outdoor living and dining areas, and numerous high-end amenities. The ocean views are among the finest on St. John, and include up to twenty islands, stretching from French Cap in the south to Grass Cay in the north, and as far away as Vieques and Puerto Rico. Coconuts is known for its spectacular, year-round sunsets, and at night, the twinkling lights of St. Thomas beckon across the waters of Pillsbury Sound. The flat, hilltop location of Coconuts ensures complete privacy and gentle tropical breezes, as well as a flat driveway with ample room for several cars. The entrance is framed by two large coconut palms, and the grounds include a magnificent Flamboyant, gently sloping side and lower lawns, lush tropical landscaping, and mature fruit trees. The many restaurants and shops of Cruz Bay are only a ten minute drive away, all on newly paved major roads.

The pool is solar heated, and at night, the pool light slowly changes colors, with its diffuse hues illuminating the courtyard. The seven-person hot tub is mounted flush with the main deck, and offers panoramic ocean and sunset views. The addition of wide, gentle stairs down to the new lower sundeck provides unobstructed “infinity deck” ocean views from the entrance, pool, and deck chairs.

Coconuts single-level floor plan consists of four hip-roofed buildings centered around the solar heated pool and interior courtyard, and connected by decks, covered walkways, and patio gardens.

Coconuts provides the ultimate in Caribbean indoor/outdoor living. Its outdoor living areas include an interior garden courtyard, the main pool deck with its large, built-in spa, the gazebo with its dining table, couch, chairs, and outdoor sound system, the new billiard porch with its pool table, outdoor kitchen and sound system, and a large new lower sundeck with wrap-around bench seating. Unusual for St. John, Coconuts' grounds are flat and walkable, with large front and side lawns, gorgeous tropical landscaping, and mature fruit trees. An elegant and accurate brass sundial graces the ocean view lawn, and botanical plant labels identify many of the plantings.

Dining options are extensive, and include the great room table for six, the gazebo dining table for six, granite counter dining for six by the outdoor kitchen, and a table for four on the lower sun deck. Dine in the gazebo, at a table with some of the finest ocean and sunset views on St. John.

Coconuts is among only a few St. John villas that offer two kitchens; a fully enclosed main kitchen with a breakfast bar for entertaining the chef, and a complete outdoor kitchen facing the view in the new billiard porch. The outdoor kitchen includes a built-in 36 inch gas grill, Teppanyaki cook surface, dual side burners, hot water sink, fridge, illuminated bar, and granite counter dining for six.

The great room includes a high-definition 100 inch front projection system with a subwoofer, as well as a 42' flat screen TV. Use either to watch a movie from our extensive Blu-ray library, your favorite TV show or sporting event, or photos and videos taken during your visit to St. John. An HD-DVR allows you to record shows or games while you are at the beach, or out on the town.

Coconuts shares ownership with the adjacent villa on Gifft Hill, Plumeria vrbo 472847, and the two villas can be rented together, accommodating larger groups with up to sixteen guests. Lush tropical landscaping provides complete privacy between the two villas, which each have their own large, level, and fully walkable lot. For joint villa rentals, a gate between their lots is unlocked, allowing guests to walk freely between the grounds.

Play a game of pool or table tennis in the new billiard porch, cook and entertain in the beautiful outdoor granite kitchen, enjoy the star-filled skies from the hammock deck, or simply relax in the gazebo, pool, and spa. Whatever you prefer, Coconuts is a truly remarkable villa for your visit to the beautiful island of St. John!

We can accept reservations for stays of less than seven nights; see our note at the bottom of this description.


- Private, flat, hilltop location with panoramic ocean views, spectacular sunsets, and tropical breezes

- Indoor/outdoor living: four buildings centered around a pool, with covered walkways, courtyard gardens, extensive decks, gazebo, porch, and large lawns with tropical fruit trees

- Large lower sundeck, with wrap-around bench seating

- Home theater with 100 inch front projection system and 42” flat-screen TV, rattan recliners, subwoofer, an HD-DVR to record your favorite shows, HD cable with HBO, and a Blu-ray/DVD library with 55 titles

- The pool is solar heated with guest temperature controls, ensuring comfortable swimming all year round

- LED pool lighting lets guests select among five fixed colors, and seven color programs

- Billiard porch with full sized, single-piece slate pool table, spectacular ocean views, and a table tennis top

- The billiard porch includes an outdoor kitchen with a built-in 36 inch gas grill, dual side burner, fridge, sink, Teppanyaki cook surface, illuminated bar, and granite counter dining for six

- Seven person spa with panoramic ocean views, waterfall, and LED color lighting

- Large shaded living and dining gazebo with dining table, couch, chairs, and outdoor sound system

- Whisper-quiet split air conditioning in the master, guest and loft bedrooms

- All rooms feature flat-screen TV's, Blu-ray players, premium cable w/ HBO, iPod-ready sound systems, and blazing fast (18 Mbps), fiber-optic wireless internet

- High-end telescope and binoculars for daytime use and/or star gazing

- Free-standing hip-roofed main kitchen building, with a complete set of Penzeys' spices

- The deluxe massage table can be set up indoors or out on the deck, for a massage with a view.

-Coconuts has a large, yet out of sight solar electric power system, providing a green, carbon neutral stay for our guests.

- Villa-wide UV sterilized and activated charcoal water purification system

- Cordless phones with free unlimited calling to the US mainland

- Roku 3, Netflix, and Pandora One for free unlimited video and music streaming

NOTES: Coconuts has proven to be a very popular villa, so advance planning may be needed to secure a reservation for your chosen dates.

Coconuts is exceptionally well documented. Feel free to contact us and ask for a copy of 'Welcome to Coconuts', which has lots of detailed information about both Coconuts, and the island of St. John.

We will accept stays of less than seven nights. For these shorter stays, we charge a premium over the pro-rated daily rate of 10% for each day less than seven. For example, a five day stay would be the weekly rate * 5/7 * 1.20, where the 1.20 is the 20% premium for a stay two days less than a week. This is to cover fixed villa turnaround expenses such as housecleaning, laundering, and pool and spa maintenance. This less than seven night premium is waived for gap openings, where the villa is already rented contiguously before and after your stay. VRBO's rental charge calculator is not set up to process stays shorter than one week; contact us if you are interested in a shorter stay.

More Details

Kevin and Danielle McCarthy
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Kevin and Danielle McCarthy

Kevin and Danielle McCarthy purchased Coconuts in 2010, and began extensive expansion, remodeling, and upgrades, which were completed in early 2012. Coconuts has since become one of the most popular rental villas on St. John. In 2013, we had an opportunity to purchase the adjacent villa on Gifft Hill, Plumeria vrbo 472847, which allows larger groups of up to sixteen guests to be accommodated. At both Coconuts and Plumeria, we are singularly focused on making the guest experience the finest it can possibly be.

Kevin and Danielle McCarthy purchased this villa in 2010

Why Kevin and Danielle McCarthy chose Estate Glucksberg and Grunwald

We were in the market for a villa with incredible ocean views, sunsets, Caribbean indoor / outdoor living, a level floor plan with a flat driveway, quick and easy access to Cruz Bay, and complete privacy. We were delighted to find Coconuts in the summer of 2010, which fulfilled all of our expectations and more. With the renovations and expansion that we embarked upon, Coconuts has gotten even better. We invite you to join our many repeat guests in discovering this tropical gem.

What makes this villa unique

As soon as you step through the doors into the interior courtyard, and see the magnificent ocean panorama stretching out before you, you will fall in love with this wonderful villa. Its benefits include:

- Incredible, panoramic ocean views

- Flat, very private hilltop location

- Magnificent, year-round sunsets

- Solar heated pool with LED color lighting

- Seven person spa with panoramic views

- Indoor / Outdoor Caribbean living

- Billiard porch with granite outdoor kitchen


Estate Glucksberg and Grunwald Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master bathroom - toilet , shower , Vanity with dual sinks
    Guest bathroom - toilet , shower
    Great room / Loft bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master bedroom - 1 king
    Guest bedroom - 1 queen
    Loft bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • All three bedrooms feature whisper quiet split A/C systems
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Email the owners for a richly documented information packet on this unique tropical getaway


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average rating of 4.9333334 based on 30 reviews

Spectacular vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our party of six was the first group to stay at Coconuts post Irma. Kevin and Danielle worked tirelessly to ready the villa for our arrival. In fact, a crew was finishing their work on the outdoor kitchen as we walked through the entry gate. We were thrilled with all Coconuts had to offer cooking every night in the new outdoor kitchen, enjoying sunsets from the hot tub, and sleeping soundly on new mattresses after long days of hiking and beaching. The villa is well stocked with everything from spices to snorkles! Our hosts anticipated our every need and made certain our stay on Post Irma St. John was nothing less than spectacular. We can't wait to plan our next visit.

Lisa Harper

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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As wonderful as last year's stay

  • 5 of 5

Second time at Coconuts... love this place. Perfect location, 10 minutes from town and 20 minutes from beaches but still very private. View is as incredible as I remember it! Can't say enough good things about the house and the owners who are wonderful to work with. Don't hesitate! Book it... just not when I want it :)

Already booked again for next year. Countdown has begun!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic view, wonderful place to stay, pool, hot tub

  • 5 of 5

When our greeter opened the door of Coconuts, our mouths dropped open. The view was so spectacular. Even more beautiful than the photos. Everything we could ask for was in the home. We spent the first night there making dinner on the Tappanyaki and grill and watching the sunset from the hot tub. Than a great game of pool. Each morning we would sit in the outdoor table and plan our day of snorkeling. We brought our own equipment, but they have everything you need if you didn't . We did borrow the boogie boards and they were fun. The bedrooms are so nice, the loft bedroom has the bathroom downstairs, so that would be better for someone younger. We spent most of the time outdoors, but one night we watched a movie (they have a large list of DVDs) on their projector which was like being at the movies. So nice! The owners have supplied a book which lists just about everything you could need, also places to eat and snorkel, ect. Coconuts is clean and well-cared for and has every amenity. It was like heaven and we are definitely going to go back. My friends saw the pictures on Facebook, and now they all want to go! Thanks to the owners for sharing their little slice of heaven with us. We really loved it!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Blythewood, SC - USA

Best experience on St John

  • 5 of 5

We have been to St John many times. We have found that location is the key, sunsets in the west, altitude and easy access to Cruz Bay. Coconuts sits on the best location on the island. The outdoor deck, kitchen, gazebo and pool are wonderful. The covered area is more than enough to escape the sunshine or a passing rain shower. Way have stayed at Coconuts three times and the only time we go inside is when we are exhausted and have to sleep.The owners are wonderful to deal with and exceptional communicators. We were made to feel like guests in their home. We will return again and again...

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Coconuts is a great family vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

We recently returned from a week stay at Coconuts. It was the perfect place for our three kids ages 12, 10 and 9. The outdoor space with the pool, pool table, ping pong table, jacuzzi tub and outdoor kitchen provides so much entertainment for the whole family. The owners have thought of everything to make your stay great. They were so responsive and attentive both in the planning phase of our trip and while we were onsite. So much thought was put into all the small details of the house. We loved it!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Outdoor Fun

  • 4 of 5

Our family stayed at Coconuts from 3/12/17-3/19/17. Ironically we were there at the same time as the owners, Kevin and Danielle who were staying next door at their other rental, Plumeria. We loved, loved the outdoor living area at Coconuts. We would spend the day at the beach and come back in time to watch the sunset and amazing view. There were so many fun activities outside, with the (solar heated) swimming pool, hot tub, pool table, corn hole, etc we only used the inside to sleep. Kevin and Danielle were very eager to help our stay be the best possible! They checked in often to assure everything was perfect. We would go back in a heartbeat!! Thank you for sharing your home!!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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About St. John:

Travelers have once again voted St. John their #1 Caribbean destination in 2013, and for good reason. Thanks to the foresight of the philanthropist and naturalist Laurence Rockefeller, two-thirds of St. John has been and will in perpetuity be preserved in its original state, as part of the U. S. Virgin Islands National Park. Its 35 picture-perfect white sand beaches are each unique, with many of these lying within the boundaries of the National Park. As a result, when you turn away from the Caribbean Sea and look inland, you witness unspoiled virgin green hillsides, looking much as they did back in 1493, when Christopher Columbus discovered and named these islands. St. John's hilly terrain, and the literally hundreds of islands and cays that surround it, provide unmatched vistas and photographic opportunities from all around the island. The V.I. National Park maintains dozens of excellent hiking trails, and well preserved ruins from the era of the sugar mills allow you to step back in time to that earlier period. Despite large tracts of undeveloped natural beauty, St. John also offers extensive fine dining options, and the seaside village of Cruz Bay has many interesting shops to peruse.

If this will be your first visit to St. John, you are in for a treat!




Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.5%

We prefer either a VRBO/HomeAway eCheck or a check by mail, but also accept credit cards via VRBO/HomeAway.

For stays of less than seven nights, we charge a premium over the pro-rated daily rate of 10% for each day less than seven. For example, a five day stay would be the weekly rate * 5/7 * 1.20, where the 1.20 is the 20% premium for a stay two days less than a week. This is to cover fixed villa turnaround expenses such as housecleaning, laundering, your greeter, and pool and spa maintenance. This less than seven night premium is waived for gap openings, where the villa is already rented contiguously before and after your stay. VRBO's rental charge calculator does not properly account for these cases; we will contact you if a premium is required.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.