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, stjohhhouserentals.com, 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!

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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.

ISLAND COTTAGE

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

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

The Southern Cross

The view from Southern Cross

With this weekend’s new moon, the next few days will be perfect for stargazing. Did you miss the Perseid meteor shower last month?  No worries. There’s always something beautiful to see in St. John’s night sky.  In these waning days of September, the summer triangle is still above, Mars and Saturn are dancing around after dusk, and the Milky Way sweeps across the sky. Continue reading

St. John: It’s About Time

The fiery flamboyant blooms all summer.

As any local will tell you, summer is one of the best kept secrets on St. John.  The flamboyant trees are in bloom, turning our already beautiful island into a riot of color.  The constellation Scorpio hangs over the horizon all night long–a magnificent sight with no sting at all.  The water is so warm.  The weather has been especially good this August–no storms at all save for Isaac, who skirted well south of the island and left only rain.   Continue reading

Gypsies in the Palace

So you’ve been to St. John for the day and you want to come back for more.  Or you’ve stayed in one of the island’s resorts, and now want to kick your experience up a notch.  Or maybe you’re already a veteran villa renter, looking for the most beautiful homes in the Caribbean. Whatever the case, you have just discovered the key to your next perfect vacation.

Salomon Beach, St. John

With St. John House Rentals, you can find the ideal home for your stay in paradise, from sprawling properties to accommodate the entire family to intimate little hideaways for two.

It’s easy.  To begin searching, click on Salomon Beach above.  Or the palm tree. Or that crystal blue water.

Check in with us regularly as we explore stunning St. John from the breathtaking vantage points of our tropical villas.  To paraphrase Jimmy Buffet, you too can be a gypsy in the palace for a week, or two, or maybe more.  Who knows?  If you decide to stay, you wouldn’t be the first person to come for vacation, and never leave…