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Paradise on the Rocks

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Comfortable, private one bedroom apartment

A quiet, comfortable, private one bedroom apartment in a central location convenient to both St. John communities of Cruz Bay and Coral Bay. Located but five minutes from the series of beautiful North Shore beaches of the island, the hillside location affords lovely and exciting views of the sea, mountains and foliage. While its 900 foot elevation brings cooling breezes and pleasant evening temperatures for relaxation and restful sleeping . Both Cruz Bay and Coral Bay offer excellent dining and shopping venues. The island also has a number of interesting, challenging hiking trails.

No smoking, please. Five night minimum stay.

Keywords: One bedroom apartment

More Details

Bob Klenke
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2017

About Bob Klenke

We built the home in 2005. It is tucked into a hillside with lovely and dramatic views. We hear the phrase, "tree house" from first time visitors often.

Bob Klenke purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Bob Klenke chose Upper Carolina

The location seems ideal to us. It is in a quiet mid island community of homes. The house itself enjoys almost constant breezes, cooled by the 900' elevation, but protected by its setting in the terrain and lush tropical vegetation.

What makes this apartment unique

Our quests love the convenient location. We are but five minutes from the beautiful line of North Shore beaches, as well as the magnificent snorkeling of Waterlemon Cay. Coral Bay with restaurants, shops, hiking trails and other attractions is also close at hand. And Cruz Bay, the larger of two island communities is only a 15 minute drive.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Bob and Anne, In our first trip to the US Virgin Islands, we couldn't have found

a more hospitable host and hostess, a more beautiful view from our windows

and deck, or a more wonderful experience. This was a much needed

vacation; a break from reality, and our near approaching commitments...a

calm before the storm. Speaking of storms, Hurricane Omar ended up being

what we like to say-Weak Sauce. But it was a nice treat to have a lovely meal

with you both between rain showers. When we weren't enjoying this lovely

apartment, we were having incredible adventures snorkeling in Francis Bay,

Waterlemon Cay, Haulover Bay, and Leinster Bay. It was by far the best

snorkeling Ollie and I have ever experienced. Thank you for such a fabulous

place to stay while we visited St. John. We hope we can make it back to this

tropical paradise.

Signed, Ollie and Sarah
Oct 2008
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Upper Carolina Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Bed (1)
  • Books
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 beach chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(13 traveler reviews)

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Paradise on the Rocks
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Long Overdue review from January 2015

  • 5 of 5

I should have written this review right after we stayed at Paradise on the Rocks. Bob and Anne are the best! You will not go wrong renting their little apartment. It is beyond perfect for 2 people. It is comfortable and clean and has everything you could need to make your stay on St. John perfect. The location is far away from the crowds of Cruz Bay but close enough that when you want to go to the store or a restaurant, you are close enough to make the trip.

Bob and Anne are the perfect hosts too. This was our first trip to St. John and they were so helpful and kind. We felt a close kinship to them. We are returning to St. John In January of 2017 and tried to book their place but it was already taken. However, whenever we return just my wife and I, we will be sure to book way ahead for their place.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property title does not lie- it is a true gem!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

WOW- the house, the surroundings and the hosts!!!!!! Having rented through HomeAway many times, this is the best we ever experienced!!! Spotless, practical and plenty of room. Anne and Bob are wonderful people - so very kind, interested and caring. I want to adopt them!!!

We are defenatly coming back !!!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Villa!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in Bob and Anne's villa for two weeks and were very impressed! Bob and Anne were wonderful hosts and we could not have asked for better accomadations. The Northshore is a mere 5 minutes away and Skinny Legs is a short drive away in Coral Bay. We already knew the island very well so the privacy was perfect! I would highly recommend booking Paradise on the Rocks! Thank you Bob and Anne and we will be back:)

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2014
  • Stayed: January 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco

A lovely vacation rental with great hosts!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying at Bob and Anne's for our first trip to St. John. Everything was perfect; almost everything you will need is provided and they are great hosts. Our routine for that week was: having breakfast on the patio, snorkeling / hiking during the daytime and hanging out in Coral Bay in the evenings (it's a little less touristy than Cruz Bay)! They were very kind to give us a little tour of the neighboring beaches and a lot of useful advice since they know the island well.

Thank you so much Bob and Anne for your hospitality! We hope to see you again sometime! :-)

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2013
  • Stayed: December 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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East Sandwich, Ma

It IS paradise

  • 5 of 5

The perfect location for a couple or single traveller. Perched up in the trees on Ajax Peak, this lovely and very comfortable lower level apartment has lush surroundings and looks out over Coral Bay. Since a car is a must you will appreciate the easy access and secure level parking. Beautiful Francis,Maho and Leinster Bays are but a 5 minute drive.

We love the privacy and secluded setting.Our wonderful hosts, Anne and Bob supply all the necesseties and more. All you need is some food and a bathing suit! We have been coming to the island for 9 years and have stayed here the last 6 years. Just love it. It IS paradise!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2013
  • Stayed: April 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Plainsboro, NJ

Wonderful time!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just returned from the best vacation ever. We stayed with Bob and Anne for one week and everything was great. The apartment is as it looks on line. It is very clean and efficient and contained everything we needed, even beach chairs and a cooler. The central location is great and is only 5 minutes from Maho Bay. Bob and Anne are terrific hosts and were there to give us advice and ideas but they do not intrude on your privacy. We highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a really nice place to stay at a very reasonable rate. Joan and Rob

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2012
  • Stayed: December 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Francis Bay
Car: necessary

Skinny Legs Bar and Grill (Cheeseburger in Paradise). A unique and disappearing vestige of the Caribbean culture and society. Must see.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100

50% down to hold a reservation. Remainder due on arrival. Cash, check. No cancellations after 30 days prior.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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