Starlit Escape
Coral Bay, St. John

A private rental villa with pool and ocean view, surrounded by tropical gardens, fruit trees and abundant wildlife near Coral Bay on St. John's quiet east side, 

Comfortably accommodates up to 10 guests and has earned a reputation as an exceptional value. 

Features private freshwater swimming pool and a Happy Hour Tower w/harbor view.

Pool; Sleeps 1-10, $1400 -$4505/week.

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Estate Zootenvaal 
Hurricane Hole, St. John

This uniquely private waterside compound, with over 1000 feet of waterfront, consists of 4 tastefully appointed beach houses, located either overlooking or directly on Hurricane Hole National Monument on St. John's quiet East End.  The compound is surrounded by the Virgin Islands National Park.
     A haven for people who prefer a serene vacation -- far from hectic crowds and busy schedules -- Est. Zootenvaal offers a peaceful retreat with it's own private beach, from where you can easily explore all the nearby adventures St. John has to offer.

Private beach;  $1260 - 3850/wk

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Vacation Rentals on St. John

St. John offers a variety of rentals, from comfortable forest cottages to elegant seaside villas -- here's a look at some outstanding yet affordable properties

Sea Spirit Villa
Kiddle Bay, St. John


Escape to this romantic oceanfront paradise, where you will be lulled to sleep by the sound of the sea. Perched above the ocean on a private promontory, and built in harmony with the unspoiled tropical scape surrounding it, the villa offers astounding views and elegant accommodations. Only 10 minutes to the village of Coral Bay, with its great resturants and nightlife, yet a world apart - you won't want to leave!  

1 bedroom, 1 loft, 1 bathroom villa, suitable for couple, or small family. 

Hot Tub!!  $2100 - $3500/week.
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Tranquility
Fish Bay, St. John

A charming, romantic little villa perfect for a couple or small family. Care and sensitivity to the environment have made Tranquility a special retreat for the eye and soul.

Short walks will take you down a path to a beautiful pool for your enjoyment, to breathtaking Reef Bay within the National Park and to Cocoloba Beach and other nature trails. 

Pool; Sleeps 2-4, $250 - $400/night

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Gecko House
Fish Bay, St. John

Located in peaceful Fish Bay on the islands' south shore, this secluded & romantic retreat is cool, comfortable, and eco-friendly.  Gecko House is surrounded by lush tropical gardens ripe with flowering plants and fruit trees ready fo picking.  Within a 5 minute walk, you'll find a private cove perfect for beachcombing and kayaking.  And only a 20 minutes hike away await the white, sandy beaches and hiking trails of Reef Bay in the National Park.
Efficiency; Hot Tub.

Sleeps 1-2, $175 - $265/night (4 night min.), $1200 - $1850/week
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Stonegarden Cottage,
Lower Level
Coral Bay, St. John

For a couple looking for a combination of affordability and comfort, Stonegarden Cottage's Lower Level is a perfect choice. Private and quiet, this charming apartment with stained-glass windows and beautiful views to the harbor is equipped with a full kitchenette, AC, queen bed, TV w/DVD, & wireless internet access. The town of Coral Bay, with its great restaurants and nightlife, is only 3 mins. away. $1000-$1430/week.  

For availability and more information visit the website  or call (561) 529-6655 between 9am - 7pm eastern time. 
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Hillcrest Guest House
Cruz Bay, St. John


One of the oldest and most established small hotels on St. John, the Hillcrest Guest House overlooks the town of Cruz Bay, with its picturesque harbor dotted with yachts and embellished by gorgeous rainbows and spectacular sunsets.  Four suites are available, located on the top floor of the house, each with ocean views. You are offered a complimentary food menu, including chilled champagne, snacks and breakfast items of your choice.

Sleeps 1-12, $155 - $240/nt.

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Andante by the Sea
Hart Bay, St. John


The word Andante defines a moderately slow, relaxed and leisurely tempo in music. At Andante, you'll have every opportunity to slow down, rest, relax, rejuvenate and renew. Andante is perfect for your first or second honeymoon, and can easily accommodate a large family, with its 3 bedrooms, all with sea views, full baths and air conditioning. The tastefully furnished living spaces accented with stonework and tile, multi-level decks with truly stupendous views, pool, hot-tub, and beach access will provide you the perfect Caribbean vacation by the sea.  
Pool & hot tub; Sleeps 2-6; $2900 - $6450/wk.
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Chudali
Coral Bay, St. John


At 800 feet above the sea, you'll enjoy  spectacular sunrises and breathtaking vistas of Coral Bay, East End, BVI's, and the Drake Passage. Private and secluded on a cul-de-sac, yet 5 mins. away from the village of Coral Bay, 
The house sleeps five guests comfortably. Two air-conditioned bedroom suites, open to a fully furnished deck with magnificent views and private pool.

Pool; Sleeps 1-5, $2300 - $3675/week

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Moonswept Villa
Calabash Boom, St. John

This just-completed villa, high on a hill in Calabash Boom near Coral Bay, is perfectly situated over the vast ocean panorama, where you will be treated to cool easterly trade winds. With an elevation of 800+ feet, Moonswept Villa boasts a 200 degree view from north to south and is audience to beautiful sunrises and spectacular moonrises as well.  Enjoy the peaceful brillance of moonlight as it sweeps over the villa and the water below you! 

Pool; Sleeps 2-6, $2900 - $5300/week

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Great Expectations
Chocolate Hole, St. John

Only 100 feet above Chocolate Hole and Hart Bay, Great Expectations is one of the most popular St John villas in the United States Virgin Islands. This is a first-class villa, big enough for your family reunion, with 4 + spacious air-conditioned bedrooms, and a totally private 2 bedroom air-conditioned Guest House (see "Beau Geste" below).   Abundant amenities will satisfy your every whim: 

2 swimming pools,  a wading pool, 2 spas, basketball court and even your own private tennis court!  
Sleeps 2- 14, $4750 - $12,000/wk

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Beau Geste
Chocolate Hole, St. John 

Located just next door to the St. John villa Great Expectations (see above listing), Beau Geste is a lovely guest house offering two bedrooms, a private pool & spa and a tennis court. 

Just a short walk along a lighted path from the villa, the guest house has its own separate parking area, entrance, and lots of beautiful landscaping so your privacy is assured.

Beau Geste also has its own swimming pool &  hot tub, full amenities, and a gorgeous water view, with great sunrises and sunsets.

Sleeps 2-6, $2375 - $4250/week

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Coconut Hill Cottage
Coral Bay, St. John

You will be enchanted by Coconut Hill Cottage, with its breathtaking view from high atop Bordeaux Mt., where you can enjoy a 60 mile view of Coral Bay and the BVI's beyond.

This luxurously appointed yet affordable rental house is well equipped with every amenity you could want, and sleeps 6 people in 3 bedrooms and 3 baths. There is only a three night minimum stay required. 

Pool; Sleeps 2-6, $250 -300 /night

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Coral Rays
Coral Bay, St. John

Perched above Coral Bay harbor and surrounded by lush tropical forest, Coral Rays offers a peaceful retreat in a gorgeous natural setting. 

Enjoy the amazing view of Coral Bay harbor and the BVI from your private jacuzzi or pool deck; gaze at the night sky bathed in stars above and the twinkling of harbor lights below. Attention to every detail has made this a stunningly beautiful and equally comfortable living space for any group, large or small.
Pool & hot tub; Sleeps 2 -11, $2600 - $5200/wk

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Villa Bordeaux
Bordeaux Mountain, St. John

Villa Bordeaux is situated on a sunny and open ridge, with sweeping views of the hills and ocean. Lush tropical foliage and rolling lush hills surround the property. Privacy, peace and quiet are what this villa is all about.

The villa offers a master bedroom and bath, a sleeping loft with two twin beds, outdoor-indoor shower and washer and dryer. The great room has ample space for relaxing with comfortable overstuffed furniture. Sleeps 2 -4, $1750 - $3150/wk

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Pelican Beach
Friis Bay, St. John

Peace & relaxation will wash over you as you gaze at the tranquil sea & are lulled by the sounds of the sea from this unique, waterfront accommodation.

This suite of 2 bedrooms, full bath & kitchen has an outdoor screened lounging & dining area with comfortable seating. Only steps from a pebble and sand beach, where you can relax under the seagrapes & drink up the serenity of this private seaside retreat.

Waterfront; Sleeps 2 -4, $1600 - $2000/wk

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Sea Cottage 
Bordeaux Mountain, St. John

An intimate haven for two, this newly built charming, romantic and artistically decorated one bedroom, one bathroom cottage is nestled in the lush forest of Bordeaux Mountain with breathtaking views of Coral Bay and the British Virgin Islands in the distance.  Just a few minutes' drive from world-renowned North Shore Beaches and the shopping, restaurants, and nightlife  of both Coral and Cruz Bays, Sea Cottage is advantageously positioned and promises a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of the outside world.

Water and mountain views;  $1120 - 1750/wk

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Stonegarden Cottage
Coral Bay, St. John 

A vacation home for nature lovers with the privacy and views of a villa at the cost of a cottage....Relaxation, comfort, cool breezes and extraordinary views await you at this tropical retreat. The cottage is built on two levels which can be rented together or separately while maintaining quiet and privacy for 2-8 guests.  Enjoy extensive nature trails with beautiful stone walls and stairs leading through tropical fruit and flower gardens. $1000/wk-$3355/wk

Upper Level sleeps 2- 6, Whole House sleeps 2-8. For availability and rates, visit the website or call (561) 529-6655 (cell) between 9am & 7pm eastern time.


Monkey No Climb
Bordeaux Mt., St. John

Monkey No Climb is a West Indian Style home completed in 2008, perched 1,070 feet high on Bordeaux Mountain. You will love this private, quiet location, where the cooling tradewinds blow and birds soar over the treetops high above Coral Bay Harbor.  
     This meticulously maintained villa has two beautiful bedrooms of equal size, a large great room and deck with a spa and gorgeous view of the harbor and islands beyond. 
Spa; Sleep 2 - 4 ; $1800 - $3150/week.  

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March 6th, 2009:

Thia is truly an ambassador for St. John!  She is very easy to talk to and has a wonderful wealth of knowledge regarding activities and information on the island.  I contacted her regarding her cottage rental, and although it was unavailable, she went above and beyond my expectations to help me find another one.

Thia provided exceptional recommendations that were tailored to my family's needs based on age, children, interests etc.  She has a wonderful and very useful website that I now have saved in my favorite links.

I can't thank you enough Thia for the exceptional customer service and I can't wait to talk to you again!  

Warm regards,  

Aimee Hackney

March 3rd, 2009:

I would like to thank Thia for all her help over the past couple of weeks.  We had originally planned a trip and were all set for our vacation.  However, due to construction issues at our original Villa our trip did not materialize the way we had planned.  Being a family of five, and working on a fixed vacation budget, I became increasing worried about the success of our planned trip.  I called Thia to find out what were our options and she assured me that everything would be OK.  Several hours later we had a place to stay, at the same price, and all was good in the universe.

Thank you, Thia.

Colin P. Carr
Assistant Principal
Fallston, MD