Hus, 3 soveværelser, 3 badeværelser (7 sovepladser) - kan lejes som to separate enheder
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We will definitely be going back!
Our family of five couldn't have been happier with this home, its location and everything about our stay there while in St. John. This was our second time staying in Coral Bay; we just love that side of the island - more remote=more peaceful, less populated, amazing views. The house was perfect - love the view overlooking Coral Bay, the outdoor showers, the setup of the house, the new tv's, all the amenities we needed, and after staying higher up the mountain during our last visit, we found the driveway and the drive up/down easy and not stressful at all, which made going back to shower before going out to dinner an easy thing to do this year.
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Although the views from the balcony are stunning, the property had some serious challenges and we abandoned it after just one night of our week reservation.
(1) Coral Bay is subject to frequent power outages, and the electricity went out twice on our first night there. Some properties in the area have a back up generator but this is not one of them. Note, you can not run water or flush the toilet when the electricity is out. The house only had one small working flashlight so we recommend you bring your own.
(2) The water is limited and you need to be very economical when using showers, toilets or sink. The owner requests that NO toilet paper is flushed down the toilet.
(3) This property does not have air conditioning and St. John is tropical and therefore gets very hot and humid even at night and in the winter.
(4) You have to be very careful about letting bugs in the house, particularly since you need all the windows and screen doors open. One of the screen doors does not close all the way therefore causing flies, mosquitos and lizards inside the house. Also, despite the property being relatively clean, we found cockroaches in the dishwasher.
(5) Note, the showers are outdoors. See above about bugs.
(6) The house is located up a very steep, narrow and winding road. Coming and going at night is very challenging and frightening since it's a two way road that barely fits one car.
(7) The mattresses seem old, are uncomfortable and are covered in thick plastic.
Although the area is gorgeous, this property is not for everyone, and you should be prepared.
It's makes us sad to have a poor review. Our first one ever. St John is a tropical paradise but it isn't for everyone. It's laid back and fun but the power doesn't always work - although it usually isn't off for long and it's a great excuse to go to the beach or to an outdoor bar. At our house we prefer open windows, gentle trade winds, and ceiling fans to being closed-up with air conditioning, but even houses with AC occasionally have little lizards and tropical insects wandering through them. Usually guests rave about the semi outdoor showers which are considered a feature. We have tried to present our villa as clearly as we can in photos and the description – and you are always welcome to write or email us for more information. We are not a fancy hotel but for 99.9% of our guests, we provide a wonderful, relaxing, tropical experience.
Coral Bay Outlook is comfortable and beautiful, with stunning views of the harbor.
Our group was two couples and one single, so we rented the whole house for five nights. We all loved the place. Great kitchen, with everything we needed for cooking breakfast and several suppers. The beds are very comfortable, and outdoor showers in the upper unit are glorious; one has a window overlooking the bay. Other details we appreciated: the view from the deck, the sense of privacy; spacious, attractive layout and decor; WiFi throughout the villa; a nice selection of guidebooks, novels, and games; coolers, beach towels, umbrellas and chairs; screens on the windows. We highly recommend this beautiful villa.
We spent our days snorkeling and swimming at the beaches: Leinster Bay (swam to Water Lemon Cay), Francis Bay, Trunk Bay, Cinnamon Bay, Salt Pond Bay (where we also hiked to Ram Head) and Maho Bay. All were beautiful beaches, within easy driving distance from the villa. We saw many sea turtles, rays, sharks, and fish. Dinners out were at Oasis (good), Aqua Bistro (mediocre) and Miss Lucy's (great food and live music). We recommend grocery shopping at the Dolphin Market in Cruz Bay rather than Coral Bay as the selection is much better there. We made several lunches ourselves, and in addition, bought sandwiches and pickles from Pickles in Paradise in Coral Bay, and excellent Reuben sandwiches and delicious home baked treats from North Shore Deli in Cruz Bay.
Beautiful property. Loved the island.
Lovely 2 level apartment. Perfect for our family of 6. Beautiful views.
Coral Bay is still recovering from Irma. Many buildings are damaged seemingly beyond repair and abandoned cars litter the roads around Coral Bay. That being said, the apartment has no discernible damage and all the utilities worked perfectly throughout our stay. Several small businesses are trying to regain a toe-hold in Coral Bay. We had uniformly excellent meals in Coral Bay -Wok on the Beach, Aqua Villa, Skinny legs (we can't say the same for restaurants in .Cruz Bay). I would recommend renting snorkel equipment at Busy Bee.
The beaches and hiking are great. Our family would hike in the morning and go the beach in the afternoon (don't forget to grab sandwiches to pack for lunch from Pickles in Paradise). This villa offers easy access to national park and beaches. We did a day boat trip to snorkel in BVI which was a highlight of our trip. Don't use Rick with Lion in da Sun for a boat trip. I would try Busy Bee as they have their boat in Coral Bay.
Drive up to the villa is intimidating but doable. Worth the work to get the views!
Great villa for a home base to rest and relax after a day of activities on and off the island!
Our family of 6 plus a friend enjoyed a restorative week in St. John, made possible in large measure by the wonderful home. The home has upstairs and downstairs living quarters which provided both private space and group space. The house is very well furnished, making cooking in an option. Kids/teens/adults needing to check work email will be glad to know the Wi-Fi is great. Renting snorkeling gear from Crabbys just down the hill for $40/person for a full week, plus the abundance of picture perfect beaches makes for a perfect week.
Vores villa er beliggende inden for en kort (11-15 minutter) kørsel af syv af de bedste strande i St John. Du kan prøve en anden strand hver dag i ugen! Disse strande er også blandt de smukkeste i Caribien, da de er en del af den amerikanske Virgin Islands National Park.