Livin' Life Smilin'

Estate Zootenval, Coral Bay, 00830, U.S. Virgin Islands
  based on 14 reviews
  •   6
  •   3
  •   3
  • SQF n/a
  •  wifi
  •  A/C



Livin’ Life Smilin’ survived Hurricanes Irma and Maria and is ready for you to enjoy! Amazing unobstructed views, sounds of the waves below, secluded yet near it all!

Enjoy the breezes and beautiful St. John National Park ocean views from the expansive decks of this 3 bedroom, three bathroom house (includes two private enclosed outdoor showers). All bedrooms have separately controlled air conditioning. There are also fans in each bedroom and the main living area has 3 large ceiling fans as well as 4 sliding glass doors to bring in the great trade wind breezes.

Livin' Life Smilin' has a spacious living area and master bedroom upstairs with plenty of natural light from the many windows and glass doors. Comfortable seating and outdoor dining area, in addition to an outdoor grill and washer and dryer. Two levels of large open deck space. Two lower level separate entry bedrooms are located downstairs. Lower level deck includes comfortable rocking chairs and a hammock for lounging and stargazing! All bedrooms have access to decks.

Internet (Hughes) and television (Dish) have now been installed and confirmed working! The house also has a DVD player and a large DVD library with selections for all ages and interests. Feel free to bring your own DVD’s if you have specific television watching interests.

Livin' Life Smilin' is conveniently located near Coral Bay shops and restaurants and hiking trails. Beautiful landscaping, great ocean breezes, plenty of parking, internet, a well stocked kitchen and washer and dryer make this home the perfect getaway for couples or families!

If you are looking for a vacation rental with the feeling of being away from it all, yet close to restaurants, grocery stores, beaches and hiking, then "Livin' Life Smilin' is the perfect choice for you!

Please note -

If you have never been to St. John you should realize that the roads can be very rough and roads and driveways can also be steep. We highly recommend that you rent a vehicle which is either 4 wheel drive or all wheel drive. Jeeps are the preferred and most commonly rented vehicle on the island.

We also recommend that you rent your vehicle on St. John and not on St. Thomas. The car barge from St. Thomas is not always reliable and it is not unheard of to wait for several hours to get a spot on the car barge. Also, if you have a problem with your car while on St. John, resolving that problem with a St. Thomas rental can be time consuming.

*Cleaning Fees -If only the top level (1-2 Guests) is rented the cleaning fee is $100.00 total. If both levels are rented (3-6 Guests) the cleaning fee is $200.00 total


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

  • Beds
    Bed linen, 3 Queen bed
  • Kitchen
    Blender, Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Dishwasher, Grill, Kitchenette, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Spices, Toaster, Water purifier
  • Cooling
    Air conditioning
  • Outside
    Private Balcony
  • Entertainment
    DVD-Player, Wireless Broadband Internet, Stereo system, TV (Satellite), Board Games, Corn Hole Bags Game
  • Bathrooms
    Hair dryer, Essentials, Shower, Towel-set
  • Laundry
    Clothes dryer, Washing machine
  • Miscellaneous
    Beach Chairs, Beach Coolers, Beach Towels
Children welcome, Pets not allowed, Smoking not allowed,Credit cards accepted
Check in:
4:00 PM
Check out:
10:00 AM

Estate Zootenval , Coral Bay, 00830, U.S. Virgin Islands

based on 14 reviews
Gloria W.
Awesome House!

We had a wonderful vacation at Livin Life Smilin! It was a very comfortable and well stocked home. The views are breathtaking and the breezes kept us cool. Perfect sunrises to start your day! The Antares group were wonderful to work with from booking to the end if our stay.

Not specified  |  stayed in 5/2019

Debbie M.
Nice family stay

We really enjoyed our stay at Estate Zootenvaal. Our family of 4 had plenty of room to spread out and not feel cramped. One of my favorite things was the outdoor showers! Everything was as described and conveniently close to Coral Bay for restaurants and grocery. Great communication throughout the process with both the owner and property manager. The drive way was a bit rough but manageable with 4-wheel drive. We would stay there again for sure!

Not specified  |  stayed in 5/2019

Dana C
Best Vacation !!

Absolutely loved “Livin Life Smiling ‘ Everything you could ask for in a vacation home. Host team was great! Thank you Kelsey. Aqua Blu car rental, restaurant suggestions, Captain Rick all made for a fabulous vacation!!

Not specified  |  stayed in 4/2019

rachel l.
Gorgeous views

We enjoyed our stay here. The views were stunning, spending time on the decks was lovely. The house was very comfortable for us. In a convenient spot close to Coral Bay shops and restaurants. We made good use of the beach chairs and coolers. Thank you to our hosts!

Not specified  |  stayed in 4/2019

robert b.
still smilin

enjoyed every minute of are stay in St. Johns / estate zootenzaal. Incredible home / amenities. I can still feel the warm breeze on the deck and hear the ocean roar. thanks for letting us be a part of your rental family.

Not specified  |  stayed in 4/2019

Greyson P.
Perfect! Great views, location, and comfort!

We loved staying at Livin Life Smilin! The views were wonderful with incredible stargazing - we even saw the lunar eclipse from the deck! The house itself was well-equipped, clean, and comfortable, especially the mattresses. We never needed the AC because the cooling breezes kept us comfortable. The layout provided privacy for both couples but still felt cozy. The location was perfect - quiet but close to Coral Bay and Skinny Legs. We visited Brown Bay for the first time - we had the beach to ourselves for most of the day and the snorkeling was the best we saw. We'll be back!

Thank you for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Livin' Life Smilin'! And it sounds like you enjoyed one of our favorite spots - Skinny Legs! Brown Bay is our favorite trail since it is so close to the house and you rarely see anyone on it or at the Brown Bay beach - we hike it almost every day when we are on the island. We hope to welcome you back in the near future! - Steve and Pam

replied by the owner (2/27/2019 4:54:49 PM)

Not specified  |  stayed in 1/2019

Todd C.
Great house, great location, incredible views!

Absolutely loved our experience in St John and at Livin Life Smilin'. Great location as we loved the laid back feel of Coral Bay. Exploring the beaches never dissappointed - hiking to brown bay with conch everywhere, snorkling with sea turtles at Mahoe Bay, etc, etc - every beach offered something unique. Some very good restaurants but we loved Skinny Legs down the road. The house was perfect for 6 of us - 2 adults, 2 kids 13yr, 2 'kids' 21yrs old - the upstairs/ downstairs set up was great offering some separation when needed. The management team and owner were great / very responsive and offered recommendations and helped answer all our questions as it was our first time to St John. The deck and views were outstanding - highly recommended - miss it already!!

Todd, Thank you for your review - we are so glad you enjoyed your stay on St. John and at our home, Livin' Life Smilin'! Brown Bay trail is our favorite also and you just can't beat Skinny Legs for burgers and drinks! We hope to welcome you again to our piece of paradise! Steve and Pam

replied by the owner (2/27/2019 4:53:46 PM)

Not specified  |  stayed in 12/2018

joe f.
Great place to get away from everything

Great place to stay if you want to disconnect. Beaches are great and the views are very nice, including stargazing at night. Kids will get a kick out of the frogs and lizards everywhere. The nearby town is barely one but people seem nice and they’re rebuilding. Also there are at least a handful of close by options for dining though we didn’t try any. Food and is expensive so I’d recommend grocery shopping in Cruz Bay before taking the scenic (north shore) road out to this place.

Not specified  |  stayed in 11/2018

Heather E.
Would stay again!

The description is very accurate - amazing views from every room! The house is on the quiet side of the island and offers spectacular sunrise views of the bays. This was our 6th visit to St. John, and this house had the best "extras" of any place we've rented, like coolers, beach chairs, lots of seating, a good TV, and well-equipped kitchen. The best perk: it has a UV water filter tap in the kitchen with water that is safe to drink! This will save you from buying a ton of bottled water on the island. We were also thankful for the bedroom A/C units, as the nightly rain forced us to shut all windows and doors. Lots of wildlife to watch from the house, including a family of deer that stopped by every evening.

Not specified  |  Rental Type  |  stayed in 10/2018

Curtis H. (Potomac, Maryland, United States of America)
Amazing Breezes

We really enjoyed our two-week stay at Livin' Life Smilin' in August. The breezes were so nice that we never needed to use AC and loved the fresh ocean air for our entire stay. The space worked really well for our family of two adults and two teenagers; the upstairs had plenty of room for parents and family meals, and the boys loved having their own space downstairs. The kitchen is so well-appointed that we cooked a lot. Laundry was a terrific bonus for our longer stay, and we enjoyed tree frog visitors in the outdoor shower. The decks were a highlight, and we enjoyed a large hammock in the shade, eating outside, and stargazing at night. We've stayed in some very nice rentals on prior visits to STJ, but this was our favorite. You will need 4wd to navigate the driveway, but if you are looking for a getaway that's off the beaten track, this place is a gem. The location in Zootenvaal is just outside Coral Bay, with easy access to north and south beaches. I especially liked Salt Pond and Lameshur, but Kiddle has a spectacular, easy-to-access snorkel; the boys liked the bigger, sandier beaches like Cinammon and Hawksnest. We often had entire beaches to ourselves and the beach chairs were handy! The location is not so far from Cruz Bay if you are looking for a little more night life and shopping, and Roseanne and Wayne were welcoming and very responsive to our questions and needs.

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Livin' Life Smilin'! We too enjoy the easy access to North and South side beaches - we really love the south beaches (Salt Pond, Lameshur and Haulover) because they are less crowded and provide some really great snorkeling, but the white sand beaches on the North side are beautiful too! I also love to cook and we spend many evenings dining on the outside deck - just can't get a better dinner view! We hope to welcome you again to St. John and Livin' Life Smilin'!

replied by the owner (10/22/2018 7:57:08 PM)

Not specified  |  Rental Type  |  stayed in 8/2018

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