Great Turtle Villa - A Slice of Heaven

City: Coral Bay Bedrooms: 4 | Bathrooms: 4.5 | Sleeps: 8

Property Details

  • Category: Villa
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 4.5
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Unit Size: 1800 sq feet



Tucked into the lush mountainside above Coral Bay, behind an electronic gate, Great Turtle Villa is a casually elegant vacation villa with four bedrooms in two two-story pavilions bisected by a pool.

Rent 1, 2, 3 or all 4 bedrooms while enjoying access to the full house, decks and pool. Honeymoon couple? Rent 1 bedroom. Girls' getaway? Rent all 4 bedrooms. Rates vary depending on the number of bedrooms booked.

Great Turtle Villa is accessed via all paved roads, a rare amenity on St. John and very welcome in a tropical downpour. It is located in the comfortable, upscale neighborhood of Upper Carolina. Surrounding homes are on large lots hidden by lush foliage which provides lots of privacy. Enter Great Turtle Villa's drive through an electronic gate which not only adds extra privacy and security but it also keeps the wild donkeys out!

The front door opens onto the larger pavilion's main level which contains the attractive living and dining areas and the fully-equipped gourmet kitchen with a marble-topped work table and breakfast bar. In the living area, a flat-screen TV, stereo, DVD, plus music and video libraries, provide indoor entertainment. The fully-equipped kitchen boasts stainless appliances, granite counters and enough dishes, bakeware and pans to satisfy the most particular chef. Hand-polished mahogany screened french doors open onto spacious shaded decks with cushy rockers and inviting chaises perfect for enjoying the cool tradewinds. An outdoor walkway above the pool and courtyard garden leads to the other pavilion with its Yellow Bedroom suite. An open staircase heads down beside the garden, passing exquisite orchids and a stately coconut palm, as it leads to the pool level with three more bedrooms and a home office.

All four equal size bedrooms open onto large decks with dazzling views, have AC, adjoining baths and walk-in closets making Great Turtle Villa a perfect vacation rental for friends or families to share. No one gets stuck in the "back bedroom with no view". The pool, just steps from your bedroom, is perfect, from a morning dip to a midnight swim. The lush courtyard garden ensures total privacy for swimming or sunning on the deck. When children are present, to keep them safe, self-locking gates around the pool can be utilized. The home office is equipped with high-speed internet, WiFi, a printer, fax and copier. There is also a small refrigerator and coffee maker to keep poolside snacks and beverages or enjoy that morning cup of coffee on the deck.

Just minutes from fabulous National Park beaches and the funky bars and restaurants of Coral Bay, this villa's central location allows easy access to both sides of St. John. Cruz Bay is only a 20 minute drive away and all the best hiking trails are within easy reach.

Everything about Great Turtle invites you to relax. Spend the day in the cushy rockers on the deck or let your cares slip away as you lounge by the pool. The Caribbean-style decor offers a comfortable mix of inviting antiques and pleasant elegance. The villa's lush tropical gardens are filled with birds-of-paradise, scarlet bougainvillea and rainbow-colored hibiscus. Slice a papaya for breakfast or pick your own lime for cocktails. But it's the awe-inspiring view - sparkling white sails bobbing on turquoise water in Coral Bay, shimmering islands on the horizon, the ever-changing greens on the verdant hills of Bordeaux Mountain, the speckled browns of sugar mill ruins peeking through the foliage of Carolina Valley - that you will carry forever in the memory of your visit to St. John and Great Turtle Villa!





  • Kitchen Equipment
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Activities
  • Hiking
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Bedrooms
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Communications
  • Telephone
  • WiFi
  • Entertainment
  • Books
  • Cable TV
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Included Items And Services
  • A.C. Throughout
  • Hair Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Other Amenities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Outside Amenities
  • Balcony
  • Deck
  • Pool And Spa
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Restrictions
  • No Pets Allowed
  • No Smoking
  • Suitability
  • Family Friendly
  • Senior Friendly
  • Singles Friendly
  • View And Location
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
Activities Category Distance
Great Turtle Villa - A Slice of Heaven
Category: Villa
City: Coral Bay
Sleeps: 8
Great Turtle Villa - A Slice of Heaven Villa -
Johnny Horn Trail
Category: Outdoor Activities
Address: Johnny Horn Trail
St. John, 00830
Johnny Horn Trail Outdoor Activities 3130 ft.
Indigo Grill
Category: Restaurant
Address: Highway 10
St. John, 00830
Indigo Grill Restaurant 3689 ft.
love city mini mart
Love City Market
Category: Grocery Store
Address: King Hill Road
Coral Bay, St. John 00830
Love City Market Grocery Store 3695 ft.
Pickles in Paradise
Category: Restaurant
Address: Coral Bay
Coral Bay, St. John 00830
Pickles in Paradise Restaurant 3789 ft.
Annaberg Sugar Plantation
Category: Outdoor Activities
Address: Annaberg Sugar Plantation
North Shore, St. John 00830
Annaberg Sugar Plantation Outdoor Activities 4354 ft.
skinny sign
Skinny Legs
Category: Restaurant
Address: 9901 Estate Emmaus
St. John, 00830
Skinny Legs Restaurant 4380 ft.
Leinster Bay Trail
Category: Outdoor Activities
Address: Leinster Bay Trail
St. John, 00830
Leinster Bay Trail Outdoor Activities 4687 ft.
Brown Bay Trail
Category: Outdoor Activities
Address: Brown Bay Trail
St. John, 00830
Brown Bay Trail Outdoor Activities 4859 ft.
coral bay caribbean oasis
Coral Bay Caribbean Oasis Restaurant & Bar
Category: Restaurant
Address: Coral Bay
St. John, 00830
Coral Bay Caribbean Oasis Restaurant & Bar Restaurant 4909 ft.
Island Host Concierge
Category: Tourist Information Office
Address: Island Host Concierge
Isola Shoppes
Coral Bay, St. John 00830
Island Host Concierge Tourist Information Office 4994 ft.
Lindsay K. - CT
Just Perfect
Posted on: 3/17/2017
What an amazing week we spent at Great Turtle. The house was ideal and the view was amazing. The pictures do not capture the spectacular view that Great Turtle has. We found ourselves wanting to spend the majority of our time back at the villa enjoying the deck space or lounging by the pool. There were two couples in our party and we loved the privacy of the bedrooms. We would have felt just as comfortable with more people and we felt bad that others weren't enjoying the villa with us. We went to view a few villas as we are looking to purchase on island. We kept comparing them to Great Turtle and none came close to the comfort, amenities and location of Great Turtle. You have a wonderful and private paradise on St. John. Thank you for letting us enjoy your home. We will be returning.

Heidi C.
Wonderful Stay
Posted on: 3/17/2017

Great Turlte Villa is a wonderful home in a lovely location. Situated on top of hill/mountain overlooking Coral Bay, the views are amazing. Sunrises can be viewed to the east. Night time skies are filled with stars and the Milky Way is clearly visible. Our family also enjoyed watching the shooting stars and hearing the nightly serenades from the crickets and tree frogs. The house is comfortably furnished and quite inviting. Our family of seven, 4 of which are teens, all enjoyed the space and accomodations. The kitchen is well equipped. We were able to cook for our family easily with all that is provided. The hills around Coral Bay are a great location, quiet and serene. Some mornings there is some noise from traffic below due to deliveries to Coral Bay. The drive to the beaches is convenient. Route 20 is beautiful road to the most popular beaches. Colombo Smoothies is a great refueling stop along the way. And for a delicious reasonably priced meal, checkout North Shore Deli .... The sandwiches are delicious! Great Turtle Villa provided a wonderful safe setting and space for our family. Thank you to the owners and managers!

Paul B.
Great Turtle
Posted on: 3/17/2017
Great Turtle was perfect. The views are even better than the pictures. The drive to the house is easy by St. John standards and is only 5-10 minutes from coral bay. We spent most of our time snorkeling, but having the pool at the house to relax in is a nice option. Highly recommend staying here. Kathy and Roseanne were great and responsive.

Lizzie - Richmond, VA
Perfect villa, Stunning views!
Posted on: 3/17/2017
We had a fabulous week at Great Turtle Villa! This home fit our group of four couples perfectly. All the rooms were roughly the same size and oh so comfortable. The kitchen and living areas were perfect, although we did spend most of our time at the house on the porch outside. The views of Coral Bay and the BVI cannot be beat. We've stayed at several villas around the island, and this is by far my favorite. Thank you for sharing your wonderful home!

The McGrath's - Chicago, IL
A Fantastic Villa
Posted on: 10/18/2016
We visit St. John once or sometimes twice a year and this was our first time staying at the Great Turtle Villa. The villa was perfect - amazing views over Coral Bay, very clean, beautifully furnished and decorated, kitchen well appointed, and nice provided accessories like beach chairs and coolers for a day at the beach. It's not uncommon for the salty humid air to wear things out quickly, but everything at the villa was in top notch shape. What was also greatly appreciated was that the house windows and doors keep a tight seal, cooling trade wind breezes get through, but the bugs don't. That meant a lot to members of our party. The roads up to the Villa are all paved and easy to navigate. We truly enjoyed the villa will be rebooking it for sure in the future.