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Joy of Life Villa, a Couples Haven with 180-Degree Views!

(15 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

King Bedroom, 180-degree ocean view, indoor AND outdoor showers

Joy of Life Villa will make you realize how good life is here, overlooking the US and British Virgin Islands, coral reefs and turquoise seas with 180 degree views. This new, solid stone and masonry home is fully equipped and surrounded by verdant forest and unsurpassed views. This home has a king bed, large deck accessible from all rooms, full kitchen with gourmet appliances, large luxury bathroom, both indoor and outdoor showers, air conditioning in bedroom, wireless internet, two TV's with Netflix access, gas grill and glass bottom kayaks & paddle boards waiting for you at the nearby beach! Perfect for couples or honeymooners, and also has a sofa bed. Located in Coral Bay, 2 minutes to restaurants and 15 minutes to major beaches on North Shore. Jeep with 4WD required for the 'highway to heaven'. Call Karen with any questions: 340-227-1110 Special grocery discount for guests!
Jeep with 4WD required for the steep terrain of our hill and St. John. We only recommend renting Jeeps on St. John due to restrictions on bringing them from St. Thomas and unreliable car ferry schedules.
This rental and all amenities are on the upper level of Joy of Life Villa. Tenant may be in the lower apartment. We rent to mature couples seeking a tranquil, comfortable and romantic getaway. SEE OUR MANY 5-STAR REVIEWS!
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Owner

Member since: 2007

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 850 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking outside on the deck is okay....moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    King bed with view and sliding doors to deck....moreless

  • King bedroom with sliding doors to 1,200 foot deck and views to ocean. Additional sofa bed in living room. Large closet, desk and chair. 32' flat screen TV, DVD player with remotes. Air conditioning and ceiling fan. Room-darkening curtains and blinds. Indoor & outdoor showers. Additional unit available on property, separate entrance....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Large bathroom with stone and mahogany features....moreless

  • Large, luxury bathroom with stone shower big enough for two. Bench seating, view to ocean from shower window. Large mahogany vanity, luxury towels, plenty of shelves and counter space. Travertine tile floors, two mirrors, vessel sink, hair dryer, magnifying mirror. Additional stone shower outdoors....moreless

Other Amenities

  • New outdoor shower area just added! FREE use of glass bottom and regular ocean kayaks awaits you at the beach. Sit on tops and standup paddle boards too, with life jackets. Washer & Dryer available (additional fee $100/week due to high energy and water costs)....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Many local St. John travel guides and nature guides....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Television:

    With unlimited Netflix movies....moreless

  • Toys:

    Two kayaks at the nearby beach for your use!...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Many movies on DVD to choose from....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Overlooking famed beaches on East End and pristine Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument....moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    550' above sea level, you can hear the waves from the bay below....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    180-degree views over the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, inviting you to bask in the changing sights of the day....moreless

  • Village:

    Perched above the small, island community of Coral Bay with local restaurants, bars and shops....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dine inside or outside, deck has large oval table with sofa and side chairs as well as a gazebo with 6 seat table and chairs....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    In bedroom...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Additional charge for access $100/week High electric rates in USVI, 10 times US rates....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Elliptical machine for convenient workouts....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    There is cell signal but you will want to use AT&T. No land line phone. You can use internet-based phone (Skype or other)....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Luxury bath towels, beach towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Additional charge for access $100/week Water is precious here! Rain water only. ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Drip, French press or espresso maker. Filters provided for drip coffee maker. Keurig is there too....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Quality dishes and utinsils. ...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen with gourmet appliances, powerful blender, convection oven, Keurig or regular coffee maker, quality knives and pans....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Built-in stainless microwave over stove....moreless

  • Oven:

    Dual ovens (large and small) plus toaster oven, both with convection....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Help yourself to spices. Starter supply of paper goods provided (paper towels, TP). Coffee for first day will be there - GOOD coffee too!...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Double-door stainless fridge, large capacity....moreless

  • Stove:

    Quality gas stove, stainless, 4-burner with dual ovens....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Large roof top flat area for sunning and view. A great dance floor under the stars too!...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    LARGE 1,200 square foot deck with amazing views. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 kayaks at nearby beach for your use!...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Additional 'lounge deck' off to the side, over the flower and palm tree garden....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Large grill on the deck, with side burner. Infrared cooking to keep juices in vs. direct flame....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Some snorkel equipment available at no charge. Beach chairs and coolers too....moreless

 

Reviews

5
from 15 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall 2017
Aug 15 - Nov 15, 2017
5 night min stay

$2,200
Winter 2018
Dec 15 - Dec 22, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,600
Holiday
Dec 23 - Jan 6, 2018
7 night min stay

$3,200
Winter 2018
Jan 7 - Feb 16, 2018
7 night min stay

$2,600
President's Week
Feb 17 - Feb 24, 2018
7 night min stay

$3,200
Winter 2018
Feb 25 - Apr 15, 2018
2 night min stay

$2,600
Fall 2018
Aug 15 - Nov 15, 2018
5 night min stay

$1,950
Winter 2019
Dec 15 - Dec 22, 2018
7 night min stay

$2,600
Holidays
Dec 23 - Jan 5, 2019
7 night min stay

$2,950
Winter 2019
Jan 6 - Feb 15, 2019
7 night min stay

$2,700
President's Week
Feb 16 - Feb 23, 2019
7 night min stay

$3,200
Winter 2019
Feb 24 - Apr 14, 2019
7 night min stay

$2,700
Fall 2019
Aug 15 - Dec 15, 2019
5 night min stay

$2,200
Holiday
Dec 21 - Jan 4, 2020
7 night min stay

$3,200
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay

$2,400

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning fee $100
  • Misc. small damage fee $50
  • Tax Rate 12.5%

Notes:

For BEST RATE Call Owner, Karen Vahling at 340-227-1110

Cancellation policy: 50% at booking, 50% 90 days before arrival, no refunds unless rebooked, 20% rebooking fee.

Extra person over 2 people: $50/night

Laundry usage: $100/stay (optional)

VI Lodging Tax is 12.5%


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

18 Miles
Nearest Airport
St. Thomas
0.25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Shipwreck Landing
8 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Cruz Bay
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
St. Thomas, Mahogany Run
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Shipwreck Landing
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
North Shore Beaches

Car: Necessary

About 2/3 of St. John is Virgin Islands National Park, with world-class white sand beaches, snorkeling, and hiking through lush green forests overlooking the Caribbean and Atlantic seas. Don't miss the best snorkeling at Waterlemon Cay, the tranquil beach at Maho Bay and a hike to the petroglyphs on Reef Bay Trail. Or, just relax on our deck and let the day slide by watching the sailboats and stargazing on clear, tropical nights.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: Karen purchased the land in 2000 and saved for 10 years before starting to build. We moved here because of the incredible natural beauty, simple life and friendly community. I work on the My partner, Jeff, helped me build the house, is very handy to have around and a great resource for island info. The photo was taken in our driveway.

Why the Owner Chose Estate Little Plantation, Saint John, USVI:
I fell in love with St. John 20 years ago and always wanted to live here. It is the best island because it is 2/3 National Park and US territory. Coral Bay is unique and unspoiled, full of natural beauty.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
This property is unique because it is on a large parcel of land (over 1 acre) and has an expansive view from its large deck and all windows, overlooking the USVI and BVI with development-free Coral Reef National Monument in the center of view. Stargaze at the milky way with no light pollution, fall asleep to distant waves breaking on the reef at Johnson's Bay and tree frogs peeping. Wake to doves cooing, amazing sunrises over the islands and great gourmet coffee! Then hit the beaches or go kayaking in pristine waters - kayaks are provided for you at no extra charge! If you have more than two people, there is a sofa bed. An additional king bed unit is available, with it's own separate parking and entrance, based on availability. One unit up, one down. Completely private and quiet, with solid masonry floors, walls and decks. Over sized wooded lot on a knoll overlooking the sea.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

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Photos

  • Welcome cocktails with a view!

    Welcome cocktails with a view!

  • Large main living and dining area with travertine floors throughout.

    Large main living and dining area with travertine floors throughout.

  • Living area - TV, movies, books and games inside the teak cabinet.

    Living area - TV, movies, books and games inside the teak cabinet.

  • Pre dawn or evening?  It's beautiful all day!

    Pre dawn or evening? It's beautiful all day!

  • Luxury bath with stone and shell shower and custom hardwood vanity.

    Luxury bath with stone and shell shower and custom hardwood vanity.

  • Guests rave about the comfort of this bed!

    Guests rave about the comfort of this bed!

  • Extra side lounge area in the garden.

    Extra side lounge area in the garden.

  • View from the flat rooftop:  Coral Harbor and beyond.  More to right.

    View from the flat rooftop: Coral Harbor and beyond. More to right.

  • Dining with a view just outside your door.

    Dining with a view just outside your door.

  • View from deck towards Hurricane Hole National Monument - coral and fish haven!

    View from deck towards Hurricane Hole National Monument - coral and fish haven!

  • A fun beach toy for our guests!

    A fun beach toy for our guests!

  • Sunrise is ever changing from your deck.  Great for coffee sipping!

    Sunrise is ever changing from your deck. Great for coffee sipping!

  • Your kitchen is well equipped with top appliances and cookware.

    Your kitchen is well equipped with top appliances and cookware.

  • Dining room table with quality dinner ware.  Expandable leaf.

    Dining room table with quality dinner ware. Expandable leaf.

  • Morning meditation from the side lounge chair area in the flower garden.

    Morning meditation from the side lounge chair area in the flower garden.

  • King bed with a view, TV and a/c or ceiling fan.

    King bed with a view, TV and a/c or ceiling fan.

  • Large closet, desk and hallway to laundry area, bath and kitchen.

    Large closet, desk and hallway to laundry area, bath and kitchen.

  • Enjoy the Outdoor Shower under sun or stars!

    Enjoy the Outdoor Shower under sun or stars!

  • Step out under the pergola or open it up at night for the stars - the milky way!

    Step out under the pergola or open it up at night for the stars - the milky way!

  • A new day is born.

    A new day is born.

  • This glass-bottom kayak for two awaits you at the beach!  Fits cooler and gear.

    This glass-bottom kayak for two awaits you at the beach! Fits cooler and gear.

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Monday, May 29, 2017

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