Brisas Del Mar

Gerda Marsh Rd., Coral Bay, 00830, U.S. Virgin Islands
  based on 16 reviews
Overview
  •   6
  •   3
  •   3
  • SQF n/a
  •  wifi
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Description

BRISAS DEL MAR - ESTATE CAROLINA

Brisas del Mar is located on the quiet side of St John overlooking Coral Bay, a 30 minute drive from Cruz Bay. The villa is situated less than a 10 minute drive to groceries, shops, restaurants and bars in Coral Bay. Several beautiful national park beaches are a 15 to 25 minute drive.

The villa structure survived the fury of two category 5 hurricanes in September 2017, but it has taken many months to repair the decks, the balcony roof, and the interior. There are new windows, doors, ceiling fans, new deck railings, hurricane shutters, new bedroom furniture and a new hot tub. The house has been completely repainted. Some photos are pre-Irma and others show progress in the recovery, including the blooming Flamboyant tree in August 2018. The renewal of Brisas Del Mar will be complete by mid-December.

Enjoy the beautiful sunrise and Caribbean sea breezes from this villa perched 250 feet above Coral Bay on the western hillside. This quaint harbor is filled with cruising sailboats from St John and other ports throughout the western hemisphere.

Brisas del Mar is primarily a one-level villa with the pool and deck directly outside the sliding glass doors. Hot tub located on the lower level deck. The house has tiled floors throughout, beamed and vaulted ceilings, and ceiling fans in every room. There is no air conditioning, since the south-easterly breezes are almost constant. The great room affords expansive views of East End and the British Virgin Islands through two sets of screened sliding glass windows.

All 3 bedrooms have sliding doors with similar east views. Two en suite bedrooms are located at opposite ends of the villa on the main level to ensure maximum privacy. A spiral staircase leads to the third en suite bedroom with private balcony and spectacular sunrise vistas. Bed linens, towels and beach towels are provided.

The living area includes cable TV, WIFI internet access, DVD, stereo with CD and cassette deck player, books, games, puzzles, and tropical artwork. There is ample seating for diners from the casual bar to the formal mahogany table seating six or enjoy the views from the glass-top table on the deck outside seating up to six. The well equipped kitchen features mahogany cabinets and countertops, a native stone and mahogany island/bar, stainless steel refrigerator/freezer, gas stove/oven, microwave, dishwasher, coffeemakers, espresso machine, toaster, blender, mixer, cookware and dinnerware.

An outdoor gas grill and laundry room with washer and dryer complete the "at home in paradise" atmosphere. Ice chests in several sizes and beach chairs are available for island exploring.

Relax and enjoy the extensive views of Coral Bay and the British Virgin Islands all the way to Virgin Gorda from a pool-side chaise or the hot tub. The almost constant tropical breeze and multiple ceiling fans keep the house cool throughout the day and night.

Access to the villa is on an adventurous partially paved road which may be rough in places. Although the drive with curves and switch-backs is less than 1/2 mile, a 4-wheel drive vehicle is recommended.


Rooms

3 Bathroom, 3 Bedroom, 1 Dining-Room, 1 Kitchen, 1 Living room


Amenities
  • Beds
    Bed linen, 2 King bed, 1 Queen bed
  • Kitchen
    Blender, Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Grill, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Spices, Toaster, 4-cup and 12-cup drip coffee pots, Dishwasher
  • Cooling
    Ceiling fans
  • Outside
    Private Balcony, Hot Tub, Private Pool
  • Entertainment
    DVD-Player, Wireless Broadband Internet, Stereo system, TV (Satellite)
  • Bathrooms
    Hair dryer, Essentials, Shower, Towel-set
  • Laundry
    Clothes dryer, Iron & Board, Washing machine
  • Miscellaneous
    First aid kit, Beach Chairs, Beach Coolers, Beach Towels
Policies
Children welcome, Pets not allowed, Smoking not allowed,Credit cards accepted
Check in:
4:00 PM
Check out:
10:00 AM
Map
Location

Gerda Marsh Rd. , Coral Bay, 00830, U.S. Virgin Islands

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5
based on 16 reviews
Rebecca Spellios
Beautiful views, comfortable beds, well stocked home

We had a great stay at Brisas Del Mar from booking to our depature. The Folks at Antares were terrific to deal with. The house itself is spacious enough so that everyone in our party of 6 could enjoy time together, but also find space for time alone. All mattresses and sheets were very comfortable. Views are beautiful. The home is well stocked for cooking meals and beach needs: chairs, coolers of several types, ice packs for the coolers, plenty of beach towels. Outdoor seating is varied and plentiful. Next door neighbors are lovely. Would happily to return to this home on our next trip to STJ.

Thank you Rebecca! We are so glad you enjoyed your time on island at Brisas Del Mar! We appreciate you choosing to visit especially post storms! We would love to have you stay with us again and hope to hear from you soon! -Your Island Hosts

replied by the owner (4/22/2019 3:59:08 PM)

Not specified  |  stayed in 4/2019

Judy D
Beautiful home and view

Wonderful villa with outstanding views. We have been renting this house for over 10 years. Just love staying here when we visit St John

Thank you Judy for your kind words. We love that Brisas Del Mar has become your home away from home on island. We look forward to your next stay! -Your Island Hosts

replied by the owner (4/1/2019 7:01:31 PM)

Not specified  |  stayed in 2/2019

Gillian H.
Breathtaking views, wonderful breeze, fabulous deck, spacious comfort

Everything about this very comfortable accomodation on St. John is truly great. The broad view overlooking Coral Bay is omnipresent as you move about the house. You will naturally gravitate to the generously proportioned bi-level front deck (with beautiful pool and a separate hot tub), where the view is most immersive and accompanied by the gentle engulfing of a pleasant and reliable breeze courtesy of the famous trade winds. Two of the 3 bedrooms open onto the main deck via sliding glass doors, while the 3rd bedroom (upstairs) allows you to enjoy both view and breeze from a more personal sized upper deck with table, chairs and comfortable room for two. The spectalular vista remains front and center from the spacious vaulted-ceiling living/dining/kitchen area. If visual beauty bothers you, you must stay away from this house, for you will be fairly pickled in it by the time you have to leave. Tile flooring throughout the house lends a feel of solid luxury and comfort. Comfortable sofas and coffee table (games included) in the livingroom. Reliable wifi and electric power, great lighting, plentiful ceiling fans. The bedrooms are large and tastefully furnished. Each bedroom has an adoining bathroom with shower. The beds are very comfortable, and the cotton bedsheets a delight-- much better than anything we've slept in, perhaps ever (are these the rumored French bed linens that are so hard to find in mainland US due to tariffs?). The kitchen has everything you need to cook up what you fancy: island, big fridge, gas range & oven, propane grill out back, dishwasher, blender, 4-slice toaster, coffee maker. I found every utensil, vessel and pan that I sought, and common ingredients are on hand (cooking oil, spices, etc.). Three grocery stores are nearby (~10 minutes by car). Our hosts were incredibly welcoming, helpful, and available to solve problems and to recommend or procure anything from massage to kayaks, charters and snorkel gear. We were received by Annette, a neighbor who met us in Coral Bay and led us up the steep and bumpy road (it takes a little over 6 minutes, 4 wheel drive not required but we felt glad to have rented a jeep). Annette gave a generous amount of her time to show us around the house and answer our endless questions about post-hurricane St. John. The short version-- St. John is largely recovered: the people rock; snorkeling is awesome; infrastructure is quite up to modern comfort level; the whole experience is magical.

We are beyond thrilled you enjoyed your stay and took such detailed notice of the love and care that went into the "new" post-storm Brisas Del Mar!! On behalf of owner's Bob and Sue and our on-island Antares crew, THANK YOU for returning to beautiful St. John and sharing your experience of Brisas and the island. We hope to see you host you again in the future!

replied by the owner (2/23/2019 4:34:22 PM)

Not specified  |  stayed in 1/2019

Earl B.
Very well appointed. Very Clean, Beautiful views

Personal attention from hosting staff was excellent.

Thank you Earl! It was our pleasure to have you stay with us! We hope to see you on island again soon!

replied by the owner (2/23/2019 4:35:59 PM)

Not specified  |  stayed in 1/2019

Anonymous
Amazing

Have stayed at this villa many times. The views are spectacular. The villa is spacious and well kept. Have always had a great experience

Not specified  |  Rental Type  |  stayed in 4/2018

Hope R.
Wonderful!!

Our second year staying at this house! We love it, perfect for our family. The views are spectacular! The pool is so nice for our kids to play, and the house has everything we need. I could spend hours looking at the views from the deck.

Not specified  |  Rental Type  |  stayed in 11/2017

Doris (Williamsburg, VA)
Wonderful Nine days

Wonderful nine days! Great Location. We really enjoyed Coral Bay, snorkeling, kayaking (Reef2Peak), hiking and sailing. The villa offered commanding views and lovely breezes. The layout is great for friends and family both. The outdoor space provided a perfect area and we used it! The road to the house is only intimidating the first time up and down. But you do want a 4WD vehicle. Buy a 5# bag of sugar on your first day for the bananaquits – they’re great little birds. And don’t forget the hummingbirds. We would definitely return.

Not specified  |  Rental Type  |  stayed in 11/2017

Lora S. (Watertown)
Loved it!!

My family loved staying at this villa. The photos do not show how beautiful it really is. We could not have found a more perfect vacation home. Coral Bay and its people are wonderful as well. We truly enjoyed exploring the island and having this home to come back to. We were glad we had a Jeep with good clearance to get up there, but the it was sure worth the driving adventure. Thank you for sharing your home.

Not specified  |  Rental Type  |  stayed in 10/2017

Kevin S.
Paradise!

I'll start with...YES, we'd go back in a heartbeat! If you have never rented a villa on an island, please do your research first. Living in someones home is NOT hotel living. Having said that, this villa has just about anything you could need for supplies. We have stayed in other villas that are not nearly as well equipped. They have a local caretaker who is second to none! The villa is beautiful, spacious and very reasonably priced considering all it has to offer. The owners are delightful to work with, and clearly care about their island paradise. Basically, we have nothing but great things to say about our stay at Villa Brisas. So what things should you have your eyes open about? St. John is a mountainous island. If you fear driving a 4W drive vehicle on hilly terrain with switchbacks and washed out sections of roads then this may not be your island and this may not be your villa. The villa does not have air conditioning. If you need a cold room to sleep, this is not your villa. We stayed in July/August and it was warm with just the fans and trade winds (not uncomfortable). We had a three hour power outage one night which is not unusual for islands. We managed with candles, flashlights and stayed cool on the deck (no fans). It was part of the adventure, and makes for great stories. Remember, not a hotel, no generators. That's about it...the rest was amazing! The views are spectacular. It is hard to leave the pool. There are plenty of food shopping options. There are several very good restaurants nearby. The wildlife around the villa is amazing (Bananaquits, Kestrels, Hummingbirds, Geckos, Lizards, Iguanas, Goats, Donkeys, etc). The majority of the beaches are within a 15min drive. The snorkeling is remarkable. Oh, the gas stations are on the other side of the island, so plan accordingly. We would highly recommend this villa to anyone who understands what renting someone's home in paradise is all about. You take out your own trash! We loved it!!!!

Not specified  |  Rental Type  |  stayed in 7/2017

Shaun S.
Superb location and accomodations

Great house. No complains

Not specified  |  Rental Type  |  stayed in 3/2017

Antares Crew

Antares Property & Hospitality | Your Island Hosts on St John

Building on over 12 years of crafting the guest experience through hospitality, and 55 years combined experience with residential design, construction and management, our team is prepared to provide the island guest and the St. John homeowner with comprehensive professional services. What sets us apart is our focus on providing the best client experience St. John has to offer.

We take care of our guests, the way we care for the properties we manage.

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