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Coral Livin' - Enjoy the Views, Gentle Breezes & Charm of Coral Bay

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


Minimum Stay
5 nights

About the property

Beautiful, Private, Water & Mountain Views - 3BR, 3 Bath, sleeps 6 max.

The house set up provides; a master bedroom with a queen sized bed & a large walk-in closet, a great room, kitchen, bath and laundry within the main level. The lower level is made up of two (2) one bedroom suites each with a queen bed and its own finished outdoor shower. Covered decks on both living levels provide a multitude of space, chairs and loungers to take in the fantastic Coral Bay and Caribbean views to the south, and St John hillside and sunset views to the West - in the comfort of either the sun or shade - whichever you're in the mood for. The main floor provides a great place to gather for meals, movies and general merriment while also affording space for individual privacy. Beach chairs are provided for lounging on some of the worlds most spectacular beaches - most less than a 15 minute drive from the house. The elevation and position of the house on the hill side makes for a steady flow of the nicest breezes. Over sized ceiling fans provide for additional comfort and are located in every room on the main floor and both bedrooms & bathrooms downstairs. Views of close by, neighboring properties, are blocked by mature growth trees and flowering shrubs providing for an especially private setting.

Property Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 14, 2017

What makes this house unique

Coral Bay, the 'quiet side' of the island ... provides all the benefits of 'Coral Livin' - restaurants, grocery stores, shopping, hiking, water sports rentals ... all within 1/2 mile ... and views of Coral Harbor from just outside your windows. Places to sit and relax, enjoy Coral Livin' ... and watch the day go by ... or just read a book ... simply put ... its an extremely comfortable place to experience your vacation dreams.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Coral Livin' - Enjoy the Views, Gentle Breezes & Charm of Coral Bay
average rating of 4.7 based on 10 reviews


  • 5 of 5

What a perfect home base for our explorations of St. John. This lovely, airy home had everything we needed and more! Our party was 3 families (Mom & Dad, grown kids & spouses, and 6 mos old granddaughter.) We had the perfect living area to come together, and still lots of private space. We cooked every single meal in that gorgeous kitchen - even packed picnics to the beach. We really enjoyed grilling every night with such a lovely view. We LOVED being off the beaten path, away from the touristy areas; but still in such a luxurious home. We even got to watch our Clemson Tigers win the National Championship from Coral Livin! Deborah was great to work with and gave us some great tips. We loved this home and our trip to St. John!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic week at Coral Livin'!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and another couple had a wonderful week at this clean and well maintained property. The main living area is bright and airy. The kitchen has everything you will need. The furniture is clean and comfortable. Pictures are quite accurate. I know others have said the drive up to the house is bumpy and it is - but it is mild in comparison to many of the smaller roads/paths/driveways leading to other homes on the island. Really not bad and you would not need 4 wheel drive at all. The view is amazing and we enjoyed our mornings and evenings on the spacious deck. The house comes with good quality beach chairs and coolers for all your adventures. Deborah was wonderful to work with and was really accommodating in helping us with groceries and luggage on arrival. We had an excellent trip and hope to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Colorado Springs, CO

Nice House, clean, but very warm and NO air circulation

  • 2 of 5

We had been looking to purchase a home in St John and had targeted Coral Livin. We planned a visit to St John in August to get the feel of the island in the off season. We worked with Deborah and she was very prompt with everything. The house was very nice, with a great kitchen and an open concept. We knew going into our visit Coral Livin didn't have A/C, but the pictures showed large ceiling fans in every room. However, that was a bit deceiving, because the fans couldn't go any faster than 1 revolution per 2 seconds on any fan. Ok, not true, the fan in the main level bathroom went a bit faster and rendered the bathroom the place to be. After two warm nights at Coral Livin, I emailed Deborah and she had 2 box fans delivered the next day. That was great customer service.

The temperatures on St John is pretty consistent year round, but we found a warm, humid week, just after a Tropical Depression made an appearance. Coral Livin gets some good Trade Winds, but not enough to stay comfortable. Expect to be up early with the sun rise and the roosters. It's actually a good way to read the news and drink coffee on the porch!

Another note for for those staying at Coral Livin with kids; the two bedrooms on the ground floor are not connected to the main house or each other. You have to walk outside and down stairs to get to the rooms (and in our case the rain). Our girls (aged 17 & 12) stayed in the same room, because it was a little too far removed from Mom & Dad. It would be great for couples, but the kids didn't care for it.

The driveway to the house is bumpy, but manageable. I'd go back if the house had A/C in the bedrooms or fans that could adequately circulate the air. Deborah was awesome and very responsive and the house was very clean.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Rick & Kristi for your feedback. I am sorry you felt the pictures of the ceiling fans were deceiving. But am glad you did contact me during your stay so I could at least, temporarily, alleviate the problem for you. The fans had worked fine before but more recently, we did find they were no longer working up to speed. However, that hadn't been a problem for guests this summer before you. I alerted the owner of the issue & she ordered new ceiling fans in late August that are due to be installed this month (Sept). I am certain this will solve the problem! Our summers are about 10 degrees warmer than our winters & can often be uncomfortable especially when the tradewinds are down. The winter almost always has good breezes due to the tradewinds. And just to clarify, the driveway is very short. I believe you were referring to the road up to the house called Mill Vista Rd. It alternates between paved & dirt & can be bumpy on the dirt parts. Luckily it's a short road! And unlike some roads on St John, it does not need 4 wheel drive! Again, I am sorry the fans did not work well for your stay. Once the new ones are installed I'm sure they will be working adequately. And thanks again for your valuable feedback now & when you were there. Sincerely, Deborah, Property Manager.
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Arlington VA

Great view and location!

  • 5 of 5

Back from a week stay at Coral Livin' The view is great and the deck is very wide - plenty of space. The home is very clean and the kitchen and living area provide all around views so you feel connected to the outside even when you're inside. Deborah was very flexible in accommodating our late night arrival due to a flight problem. Only thing to note is that you need to buy your own drinking water, although the water is fine for showers. We've been to St John eleven times and would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic views, great location & really nice

  • 5 of 5

Just got back from a five night stay at Coral Livin'. WOW!! Talk about nice don't do it justice. Eating breakfast each morning on the deck was just a fantastic way to start each day. I miss it already. The location for us was great. We're not much into crowds and loud nights, so being on the Coral Bay side was just what we were looking for. But, this home is pretty much in a nice central spot to the south, north and east shore beaches. It didn't take more than 15 minutes to get to any of our favorite beaches. And, it only took maybe 4 minutes to get to Skinny Legs, Aqua Bistro and Indigo Grill. Very fun places to eat and drink. The home itself was well done; thought out, very nice. The finishings and appliances are in great great shape. And, equipped with everything you need while on vacation, especially if you wanted to cook most days: grill, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, tons of plates, tons of silverware and serving dishes. Lastly, working with Deborah was a treat. She answered all of our questions, was nice enough to meet us at the ferry, got our car rental keys before they closed (we got in at 7:30pm), even took us shopping for groceries before heading out to Coral Livin' that first night. She was awesome.

Coral Livin' was more than we expected. Will definitely stay again next January.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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HEAVENLY Coral Livin'

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned back to snowy & cold Boston, but are still GLOWING from our stay at Coral Livin'. Thank you, Deborah, for sharing your beautiful home with us. Coral Livin' was the perfect home for us during our time in St. John for so many reasons. To start, the view is breathtaking and the location of quiet Coral Bay is top notch. The house was equipped with everything we needed and was perfect for 3 couples as each room had privacy and its own bathroom. We will miss waking up to the sunrise every morning with the sound track of roosters, wind chimes and nature surrounding us.

While at Coral Livin' we could not erase the smiles from our faces. My favorite pastime while at CL was taking a seat in one of the rocking chairs with a coffee or a cocktail and soaking it all in. Thank you Coral Livin' for transforming us and sending all of us back relaxed and refreshed. We will miss you, but cannot wait to see you again in the near future : )

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Skinny Legs
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Aqua Bistro
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
Maho Bay
Car: necessary

'Coral Livin' ... at its very best - nestled in the Carolina hillside above Coral Bay, the house looks down over the bay and out beyond to the Caribbean Ocean. Coral Bay, often referred to as the quiet side of St John, has become the perfect little village community. Coral Bay provides everything a relaxing vacation could ask for - shops, restaurants, bars, hiking trails, kayak and boat rentals, all in addition to some of the world's top ranked beaches. You'll be able to take in some of the most truly amazing swimming, snorkeling and diving options all within a short driving distance of the house. The house offers a special place to relax, unwind, and have the pleasure of knowing what 'island time' really feels like.


Rates & Availability

Upper Carolina House Rental Rates

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In Season
Dec 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Above pricing is for one (1) or two (2) guests. Additional rates apply as below;

3 - 4 Guests - In Season $2,300.00 a week; $330.00 per night
3 - 4 Guests - Off Season $1,600.00 a week; $230.00 per night

5 - 6 Guests - In Season $2,500.00 a week; $360.00 per night
5 - 6 Guests - Off Season $1,800.00 a week; $260.00 per night

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Upper Carolina House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2333 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Finished outside shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Finished outside shower
    Main Floor Bathroom - toilet , shower , large walk in tile shower & laundry
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Cable TV, sitting couch, private bath & outside shower
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Cable TV w/ DVD player, sitting area, bath & outside shower
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen
  • Master bedroom on the main floor contains one queen sized bed, a large walk in closet and wonderful views of Coral Bay. The oversized ceiling fan compliments the cool evening breezes.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming

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