Upper Carolina, Overlooking Coral Bay
4 Bedroom(s), 4 Bath(s)
Skyridge is a private ridge top 4-bedrom, 4-bath vacation villa rental with pool, only minutes from top-ten beach Trunk Bay on St. John, USVI and the laid back sailing community Coral Bay. Skyridge features include lush flowering gardens, a large and relaxing tiled pool and patio, and multiple decks with outstanding panoramic views of the British Virgin Islands and beautiful Bordeaux Mountain. Skyridge is private and quiet -- one of St. John's most desirable rentals for your dream vacation.
Take all 4 bedrooms for 5-8 people, or use just the top floor for 2-4 people.
Skyridge, with its large open floor plan, is perfect for two to four people. The top floor features high beamed ceilings, and two large bedrooms with private baths. Easy to get to, with all driving on paved roads in the exclusive Upper Carolina estate. When you arrive, you have incredible views. Bordering the National Park, private and quiet Skyridge sits at 600 feet. Two large decks and many sliders and windows open the house to mountain vistas, with gorgeous panoramic views of the turquoise sea. We have counted fourteen islands within the view. There are ceiling fans in every room, and the cooling sea breezes flow through the house. All the bedrooms are air- conditioned. There is even a laundry with washer and dryer for guest's use, and the house is fully stocked with linens.
Skyridge is only minutes from St. Johnís North Shore National Park beaches for swimming or snorkeling enjoyment. Skyridge is fully-equipped for your comfort with coolers, beach towels and chairs. Or head to the laid back ambiance of Coral Bay, only five minutes away.
Without losing any of its charm, Coral Bay has recently grown up from the sailing community it used to be and now features quite a few nice restaurants and shopping, including a gourmet market at Cocoloba Shopping Center. The small Love City Mini Mart is still here for groceries. And Coral Bayís world famous Skinny Legs beach bar is always a favorite. On Sunday morning, eat breakfast outdoors with the locals at popular Donkey Diner or Pickles Deli. Cruz Bay with all of its offerings -- shops, bars,restaurants, activities -- is only about 15-20 minutes away.
Skyridge has recently been remodeled and painted. The spacious high beamed ceiling Great Room has new comfortable wicker furnishings and fun whimsical decor.
There is a fully-equipped entertainment center with a stereo and HD flat screen TV with DVD player and cable. Skyridge has a good selection of movies, or you can rent DVDs in Coral Bay. And bring along your favorite music and movies.
A large teak table is perfect for dining inside or playing games. Skyridge has a game closet fully stocked with poker supplies, board games, puzzles, etc.
The fully-equipped kitchen was just remodeled and has all appliances and everything you'll need for cooking any of your meals at the villa. Appliances include a large refrigerator, stove/convection oven, cooktop range, microwave, toaster, blender and coffeemaker. Phones and modem connections are provided. Outdoors, there is also a poolside gas barbeque.
The kitchen has a handy pass-though window to the deck. Enjoy the outside dining area with bar height table and chairs for some of the best views and breezes in the Caribbean. Sitting here and watching the birds and hundreds of sailboats that navigate the Sir Francis Drake Channel between St. John and Tortola is a peaceful and entertaining experience, so be sure to bring your binoculars and camera!
The house is situated perfectly for breezes and for beautiful sunrise and sunset color, but not the glaring heat one would get if directly facing west or east. Happy hour on deck with tropical rum blender drinks is not be missed!
During the morning, put out some sugar for the local bananaquits. You can also see hawks seen hunting below. And you'll see four varieties of hummingbirds darting through the foliage.
Our views are stunning, day and night. The night brings countless stars and twinkling lights of homes on the British Islands of Tortola and Jost Van Dyke, and moored ships in the Narrows. If you happen to be here during a full moon, seeing it light up the sea as it rises over the channel is an unforgettable experience!
The two upper guest bedrooms are located off the Great Room, at different ends of the villa for privacy. Each has a private bath featuring a wonderful outdoor shower area with a spectacular view of the ocean and stars. Skyridge is usually nice and cool, but each bedroom can be air-conditioned separately if you wish.
The west bedroom has a comfortable king bed with five mountain-view windows, and a large double sink bathroom. An outdoor shower faces the sea.
The east bedroom has four windows with ocean and garden views. Beds are either twins or a king. There is a desk/bureau with phone/modem just right for checking mail.
For larger groups of more than four people, the middle level of the villa is opened. This is a separate duplex, with an additional 1,200 square feet of living space. This level includes three colorful bedrooms, two baths, a kitchen with all appliances, and Great Room and decks, and is large enough to be its own house! There is a comfortable and colorful wicker furniture living room with TV and stereo. The kitchen is fully equipped and has a dining table. You can even pick your own limes from this levelís living room deck! Each bedroom on this level can be air-conditioned also.
The queen suite, complete with private ensuite bath, is located off the Great Room. Sliding doors lead to a comfortable deck with panoramic views of the sea, the British Virgin Islands and the flowering garden.
The king suite and bathroom (with an outdoor ocean view shower!) is large and is accessed from the Great Room or by a separate stairway entryway. The same deck with great views and breezes is also accessible through a screen door.
The third bedroom is smaller and although cute and comfortable, it shares a bath with the king suite so for your comfort, we prefer to leave it unoccupied.
The surrounding grounds are a lush one-half acre professionally landscaped garden which is home to many birds. The yard is constantly in bloom with tropical plants including bougainvillea, gardenia, hibiscus, and bird of paradise. Fruit trees abound. You can pick your own bananas, papaya, mango, coconuts, soursop, cashews, guava and limes from the fruit trees in season! If you rent at Christmas, you will see the vivid 20 ft. tall poinsettia beside the deck!
The decorative tile pool is one of the most relaxing on St. John and has beautiful mountain views by day and countless stars and lights by night. There is a tiled patio at poolside that features a gas barbeque grill, outside shower and comfortable lounge and dining furniture. It is completely quiet and private, surrounded by banana and palm trees. For visits to the magnificent north shore beaches only about ten minutes away, there are beach chairs, coolers and beach towels. Two outdoor showers are available for rinsing -- a carport shower at garden level, plus the poolside shower.
The views to the north and south from Skyridge are truly spectacular. From small cays to the British Virgin Islands -- panoramic vistas and delightful breezes that only a handful of St. John properties can offer.
Estate Carolina on the eastern side of the island offers dramatic views of St. Johnís emerald green hills, quaint Coral Bay and the British Virgin Islands. Carolinaís proximity to the islandís more slow-paced city, Coral Bay, where there are plenty of unique shops and restaurants, ensures you will have no shortage of entertainment. Although Upper Carolina is close to Coral Bay, you wonít find any hustle and bustle here. Carolina has a relaxed feel, and is the perfect place to really unwind on your vacation. The majority of roads in Carolina are paved, so you donít have to worry about wrestling with your rental car on bumpy dirt roads. This quiet neighborhood is just a 10-15 minute drive to the popular South Shore beach, Salt Pond Bay and Lameshur Bays, and is even closer to beautiful North Shore beaches Maho Bay and Francis Bay. Carolina is also not far from the sugar factory ruins at Annaberg Plantation, and fantastic snorkeling at Waterlemon Cay at Leinster Bay.
Off-season -- April 16 - December 14
2-4 persons (top floor) $2,520
5-8 persons (entire house) $3,850
High-season -- December 15 - April 15
2-4 persons (top floor) $3,290
5-6 person $4,725
7-8 persons (entire house) $5,145
Holiday (Christmas/New Years/Presidents Week)
1-8 persons (entire house) $5,600
SkyRidge is a non-smoking villa
Children over 8 are welcome.
$500 refundable security deposit.
A fifth bedroom can be made available.
V.I tax is 12.5%.
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