Joy of Life

The Joy of Life.

Yes, it’s a lovely one-bedroom home for rent in Coral Bay. (Summer special: Stay six nights, get the 7th night free.) But it’s also something we’ve been thinking about a lot these days.

Joy of Life villa for rent in Coral Bay, St. John, USVI

Embrace the Joy of Life at this one-bedroom rental villa in Coral Bay.

As St. John continues to rebuild from hurricanes Irma and Maria, we are more focused than ever on all the things that make our island so special. Number one on the list is the people–the residents, the people who live here part-time, the vacationers who come year after year, the tourists who day-trip, and, now, all the relief workers who are helping us rebuild. There’s an amazing community of people who love St. John. That’s the reason they call us Love City.

We are so grateful to everyone who is choosing to vacation here right now. Your tourist dollars are helping us recover.

If you plan to vacation on St. John, please consider renting local. Our rental business,, is based right here on St. John. We put you directly in touch with our island homeowners and local property managers. Browse through our listings and if you see something you like, you’ll also find contact information to email the homeowner or property manager directly. He or she will be the best person to tell you the state of the house and the surrounding area.

For the latest information on hurricane recovery efforts, check out this recent post from the St. John Community Foundation. Find out what’s happening at Virgin Islands National Park at the park’s website, and on their Facebook page. You can read a more personal account of how some residents are faring HERE. And you can keep up with general news courtesy of the News of St. John and the St. John Tradewinds.

Thank you again for your continued support. We can’t wait to see you!

Summer Deals! Book Your St. John Summer Vacation Now!

Happy summer!

Here at St. John House Rentals, we’ll be celebrating the red, white, and blue (island-style, see photos above) all summer long.

As any local will tell you, summer is the best-kept secret in the Virgin Islands. The weather’s great, the water’s warm, and many of our beautiful homes can be rented for much less than you’ll pay in high season.

Ready to explore?

The sunrise view from Conched Out in Coral Bay, St. John.

The sunrise view from Conched Out in Coral Bay, St. John.

For just $160 a night, couples can enjoy the cheerful charms and stunning views of Conched Out, a two-bedroom, one-bath home just steps from the ocean. The bedrooms are separated by a colorful great room with a dining area large enough to accommodate six.

Rent Conched Out in Coral Bay for $160 a night this summer.

Rent Conched Out in Coral Bay for $160 a night this summer.

Every room looks out to the water, and at night, you’ll fall asleep to the gentle sound of lapping waves. Oh, and did we mention there’s a hammock on the deck? For more photos and information, tour the home at the full listing HERE.

Sunrise Sweet is another great summer deal in Coral Bay, listing for just $199 a night.

The view from Sunrise Sweet in Coral Bay.

The view from Sunrise Sweet in Coral Bay.

This incredibly spacious studio sleeps two and is beautifully appointed. Take a house tour and see all the little touches HERE, but first, here’s a peek at your view from the luxurious king-size bed.

It may be hard to get out of bed at Sunrise Sweet with this view...

It may be hard to get out of bed at Sunrise Sweet with this view…

If you manage to get out of bed, Sunrise Sweet also comes with kayaks and paddle boards, so you’ll be out on our crystal blue waters in no time.

Bask in the sunshine on your own paddle board at Sunrise Sweet.

Bask in the sunshine on your own paddle board at Sunrise Sweet.

Thinking about booking a St. John summer getaway but not sure where to start? St. John House Rentals has homes to accommodate every vacation desire, from cozy cottages for one or two to large, sprawling villas designed for large groups and extended families. Most homes offer low-season rates. Browse all of our listings HERE.

See you soon!

Christmas on St. John

One of my favorite times on St. John is the week before Christmas.  Everyone is happy, the music has started back up, the restaurants are open and ready for the new season.  The beaches are not as crowded and the charter boats are ready to take you out.  Here are some homes that are still available for Christmas.


Private Hot Tub at Island Cottage

Looking for that last minute booking to spend Christmas with us here in the Islands? Island Cottage in Coral Bay is offering a 1 Bedroom, with a Queen Bed + Convertible bed, 1 Bath that sleeps 3-4 and a hot tub with a view.  Available for Christmas 12/17 – 28th, $200 off December rental of one week or longer.

Sunrise from Island Cottage
An Island Cottage Sunrise

Wake up Christmas morning here.

View from Bed


Coconut Retreat

Available for Christmas and the New Year,  Coconut Retreat is a well equipped one bedroom, one bath small cottage perfect for 1- 2 people across the street from the water in Coral Bay. Great grocery shopping next door at Calabash Market and Shipwreck Landing Restaurant for lunch and dinner just over the hill.

Coconut Retreat in Coral Bay

Beach across the street.

Spend Christmas with us on St John in the US Virgin Islands

Where Summer Never Ends…

If you’re feeling sad about the fleeting summer on this last day of August… Don’t be! With just a few clicks, you can be booked into a villa and all set to head south as soon as the first chilly air blows through! And as a bonus: Shoulder season prices often offer great deals.

A few suggestions:

Enjoy the view at Wings Over Water in Chocolate Hole.

Enjoy the view at Wings Over Water in Chocolate Hole.

Wings Over Water is perched waterside, on the edge of a cliff in Chocolate Hole. Continue reading

Estate Zootenvaal–St. John’s East End Paradise

Estate Zootenvaal on St. John

St. John’s Estate Zootenvaal is nestled on the shore of pristine Hurricane Hole.

Are you looking for the “old island” experience on St. John? Then look no further than Estate Zootenvaal—or Zoot, as it’s affectionately called by the locals.

Way out on the stunning East End of St. John, Zoot has been family owned and operated for over 40 years. The property features four beautiful cottages— Sunrise House, Spinnaker House, Mangrove Cottage, and Turtle Watch House—the only buildings on the shores of the National Coral Reef Monument in pristine Hurricane Hole. Continue reading

January Airfare Deals to the U.S. Virgin Islands

View from Magic View villa at St. John House Rentals

The cure for winter blues: This truly Magic View

January blues setting in? We’ve got the cure–and getting it is not as hard as you may think! Here at St. John House Rentals, we’ve noticed lots of airfare deals landing in our inbox over the past few days with some ticket prices as low as half of what we’ve seen in recent months. Continue reading

New Homes and Holiday Specials

The Christmas winds are blowing, the holiday season is here, and St. John House Rentals already has gifts under the (palm) tree: new listings for vacation rental homes.

Paper Moon Provides the Ideal Romantic Getaway

Paper Moon Provides the Ideal Romantic Getaway

Just steps from the beach, Paper Moon is nestled in the lush, tropical setting of Johnson Bay Estates.  Full of old world charm, this cottage is the ideal setting for a romantic getaway. Continue reading

Thanksgiving House Rental Deals

Here’s something to be thankful for if you haven’t made holiday plans yet.  There are still villas available for rent for Thanksgiving–and some can be had at great prices because of the late date. Let’s start with the beautiful four-bedroom, four-bath Reef Bay Holiday Villa, now being offered at a 25% discount.  For just $3750 per week for the weeks of November 17-24 and November 24-December 2, you can make St. John a new Thanksgiving tradition. For more photos, click the lounge chair! (It’s so much nicer than sitting on the couch watching football all day…)

St. John House Rentals Thanksgiving Deals

A view to be thankful for.

Want more blessings to count?  Continue reading