Carnival Beach House
South Shore, Waterfront at Klein Bay
2 Bedroom(s), 2 Bath(s)

The Guest Cottage at Carnival Beach House.
Yes we really are Beachfront.

You won't be disappointed during your stay at Carnival Beach House. The pebble beach is easily accessible and swimable. Walk right in. You have direct access to the beach from your suite. Carnival Beach House is one of the few villas on St John that features beach access as good as this.

Look for a photo like this one, which shows the ocean, the beach and the villa.

Located on the island of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Guest Cottage at Carnival Beach House is now available for rent. The Guest Cottage has two levels and each level has a studio suite. You can rent one of the studios for 1-2 persons, or take both for up to 4. Special rates are available for 1-2 persons, see below. The main house, on the property and out of view, is occupied by the caretaker.

Carnival Beach House was constructed using native stone wall techniques. The stones were quarried locally and accented by coral, conch and sea shells -- a technique common on St. John. The pool is large by rental villa standards - 21 x 34. Carnival Beach House is truly beach front with Klein Bay just a few steps away. A private path to the water provides access to swimming and snorkeling. Klein Bay is a pebble beach. A nearby white sand beach, Ditliff Beach, is a 15 minute nature walk or a 10-15 minute swim or snorkel. Both Ditliff Beach and Klein Bay are protected by Ditliff Peninsula, so the calm, crystal clear waters are sheltered from heavy surf and strong winds and offer very good swimming, snorkeling, kayaking and wind surfing. Occasionally when the surf is up, you can hear the pebbles on the beach wash in and out. It's hypnotic! Although Carnival Beach House is very private, Klein Bay is only a 10-15 minute drive from the groceries, restaurants and shops of Cruz Bay, all on paved roads.

The Pool from the upper level

The architect of Carnival Beach House is the master architect of St. John, Glen Speer. Glen is the architect of Mongoose Junction and many other distinctive homes on St John. In addition, the stonemasons for the house were the same masons who built Mongoose Junction. The stonemasons were featured in the November 2005 issue of Caribbean Travel and Life. If you like Mongoose Junction you will love Carnival Beach House! The House is a beautiful design that blends traditional Caribbean architectural features with modern comforts and amenities. The kitchen and bathroom cabinets were made locally from Honduran mahogany, as were the screen doors.

Carnival Beach House features mahogany trim around the doors, floors and ceiling. The exterior lighting fixtures are also locally made. Classic architectural elements include Italian floor tiles, beamed cathedral ceiling in the upper level, and private balconies/decks. Modern creature comforts and amenities include an infinity edge pool, ceiling fans, air conditioning and cable TV/DVD/CD player. Each studio suite also has its own kitchenette with built-in hot plate and microwave oven. A large two-burner barbeque is located poolside.

The view of the upper studio suite, taken from the driveway. New deck and veranda for barbecue.

Even the occasional Great White Heron enjoys the ocean view.

The pool and upper and lower levels

Carnival Beach House is now a hotspot. Bring your own Wi Fi capable laptop (computer not provided) and manage your work or email your friends. Send them photos of the view.

Beds -- Queen
Bath -- Ensuite, Full with dressing area and large closet
Pool -- 20x30x5 ft
A/C -- Yes
Beach -- Yes, Klein Bay at footstep, Ditliff Point Beach - hike or swim
Studio size -- 500 sq. ft. plus balcony/decks


Weekly Rates

Summer -- 4/12-12/12 -- one suite $1,750 -- two suites, $2,100
Winter -- 12/12 - 12/19, 1/2 - 4/10 -- one suite, $2,700 -- two suites, $3,275

Thanksgiving -- 11/22 - 11/29 -- one or two suites, $2,700
Christmas/New Years -- 12/20 - 1/3 -- one or two suites, $3,850
Presidents Week -- 2/14 - 2/21 -- one or two suites, $3,275

Security deposit -- $200/$400 depending on number of persons
Double occupancy. 1-2 persons occupying one of the suites will have exclusive use of the Guest Cottage. We rent to only one group at a time.
Facilities and pool are for the exclusive use of registered guests of CBH.
Local phone is provided with 800 access only. So bring your phone card or call collect.
Cell phone coverage is not reliable at the Guest Cottage due to the surrounding hills.
A rental car is required. There is no reliable way to schedule a taxi to reach the guest cottage.
A greeter will meet you at the ferry dock and escort you to the rental car company and then lead you to the guest cottage.

V.I. tax is 12.5%.
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