Great Turtle Villa

Majestic Mile, Coral Bay, 00830, U.S. Virgin Islands
  based on 14 reviews
  •   8
  •   4
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  • SQF 1,800
  •  wifi
  •  A/C



"If we were any closer to heaven, we'd be talking to St. Peter" said one guest about Great Turtle Villa.

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 just your group enjoys access to the main house, decks and pool. Honeymoon couple? Rent 1 bedroom. Girls' getaway? Rent all 4 bedrooms. The house is all yours! 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, bake-ware, 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 lounges, perfect for enjoying the cool trade-wind breezes. An outdoor walkway above the pool and courtyard garden leads to the other pavilion with its master bedroom suite. An open staircase heads down beside the garden, passing exquisite orchids and a stately coconut palm, as it leads to the lower pool deck level with three more bedrooms and a home office.

All four equal size bedrooms open onto large decks, with dazzling views, 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, and copier.

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!

As one guest from Connecticut said, "I travel the world for my work and have seen many beautiful places, but, I must say, your home and the view of Coral Bay tops them all!"


4 Bathroom, 4 Bedroom, 1 Dining-Room, 1 Kitchen, 1 Living room, 1 Toilet

  • Beds
    Bed linen, 1 King bed, 2 Queen bed, 2 Single bed
  • Kitchen
    Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Diswasher, Grill, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Spices, Toaster, Water purifier
  • Cooling
    Air conditioning, Ceiling fans
  • Outside
    Private Balcony, Private Terrace, Private Pool
  • Entertainment
    Wireless Broadband Internet, Sonos Music System
  • Bathrooms
    Hair dryer, Essentials, Shower, Towel-set
  • Laundry
    Clothes dryer, Iron & Board, Washing machine
  • Miscellaneous
    First aid kit, Safe, Beach Chairs, Beach Coolers, Beach Towels
Children welcome, Pets not allowed, Smoking not allowed, Suitable for elderly or infirm,Credit cards accepted
Check in:
4:00 PM
Check out:
10:00 AM

Majestic Mile , Coral Bay, 00830, U.S. Virgin Islands

based on 14 reviews
Mindi K.
Wonderful villa, amazing view!

I couldn’t have been happier with my stay! The villa is beautiful, the beds comfy, kitchen well stocked, and the view is absolutely spectacular! We had a few issues with power (no fault of the villa- it was nature’s fault ;) ), and the on-island hosts were amazingly responsive and kind. I’d stay here again in a heartbeat.

Not specified  |  stayed in 11/2018

John W. (Plymouth, Ma.)
Paradise !!

This house is Fantastic , The house is in perfect condition after two cat5 hurricanes. The owners take great pride in the home, you can see that when you walk thru the door. Everything is FIRST class. This is our 6th or 7th trip to Great Turtle. Our group of eight wait all year to come back & we have already booked for 2019 ! The home is a perfect layout for us. Everyone has their own bedroom and bath. We hold court every night on the porch and look down on the gorgeous views of Coral Bay. The beaches and water are beautiful, the restaurants are great and plentiful also. The island is in great shape also, all of the flowers have bloomed and the trees have their foliage back. If you are looking for somewhere to unwind and relax, This is the place " GREAT TURTLE " !!! Johnny & Maura Plymouth, Ma.

Not specified  |  stayed in 2/2018

Jane M.
Simply the Best

Great Turtle My first thought is that Greatt Turtle should be called Almost Heaven. When you sit on the deck at night you can almost touch the stars. It's so peaceful and beautiful. This is, I believe, is our ninth year visiting this villa. I will say that we all thought this visit was not going to happen due to two category 5 hurricanes. Well, we are from New England and use to crazy weather and we all thought St. John on a bad day way out weighs Winter in New England. It was the right choice. The island has made amazing storm recovery progress. The greenery has all come back and the beaches are pristine. The shade coverage is limited on all beaches so I do recommend bringing a small umbrella/chair umbrella. With the exception of waterfront almost all the restaurants are open. In Coral Bay Wok on the beach was one of our favorites, Indigo ( great night music) and of course Skinny's for Super Bowl and burgers. New pizza place where Shipwreck was is great and at nights has impromptu music. Cruz Bay the Terrace, Banana Deck, Longboard, LaTapa, Ocean Grille, Woodys, Quiet Mon, 362 Ocean, Sun Dog ( open mic nights and guess who showed up - Kenny Chesney!) and Tap Room are all open. We knew that Great Turtle experienced hurricane damage. What place didn't. When we arrived we found this beautiful house in pristine condition. The owners had work endlessly to have their house ready for us. All new windows and doors and all new paint inside and out. This house is so beautifully decorated with comfortable chairs and a "great table" for dinner. The art work reflects the owners love of his beautiful island. The kitchen is such a pleasure to use. Every type of kitchen utensil can be found. Great place to have nice relax full dinner in house or on deck. The sleeping accommodations are awesome. Everyone had their own bedroom/bathroom suite. Every bedroom looks out to the amazing view of Coral Bay. It's a very comfortable house. Love the pool to lounge about or a late night dip. The whole house is spotlessly clean with kudos to the great cleaning and maintenance staff of Antares (Rosanne and Wayne) . Any questions or problems ( we had none), they are very responsive. The owners take great care and pride to make sure that their rental villa "Great Turtle" (aka - Almost Heaven) is one of the finest villa rentals in St John. It's been our pleasure, truly, to be part of their villa rental family for all these years.

Not specified  |  stayed in 2/2018

Ben M.
Perfect Family Vacation Spot

I don't do many reviews but our stay at the Great Turtle is definately worthy of my time. This was our 2nd trip to St. John. Our first trip was a condo trip in Cruz Bay. This time, we wanted to experience the east side of St. John. After our stay at Great Turtle I must say it's much more adventurous in Coral Bay and I'll never go back to Cruz. The people, the animals, the critters, mountain driving and fantastic 'top of the mountain' weather all contributed to a very memorable and fun vacation! The property was perfect for our family. We are a family of 4 and only used 2 of the 4 bedrooms - there is plenty of space to move around both inside and outside on the decks. Pool is awesome - my teenagers loved swimming at night after a long day of snorkeling. Accommodations are very comfortable and upscale. House is very well built with attention to detail - furnishings are top notch. TV and WiFi worked great, we didn't spend too much time inside though - spent much more time on the deck taking in the incredible view. Even though it was early August, the weather was perfect - breeze was cool and afternoon showers really kept things comfortable. Really can't say enough about the views! Location is awesome - 5 minutes down the mountain to Coral Bay restaurants - 15 minutes to the far east end (Haulover & Hanson Bay) - 10 minutes to Maho Bay - 20 minutes to Cruz Bay. Great Turtle was a great 'home base' for all of our adventures around the island. Loved having The Dolphin Market at the bottom of the mountain - a great store for picking up necessities. Many thanks to Kathy (owner) for the help and accommodations and to Joy (property manager) for her hospitality during our stay! Highly recommend. Can't wait to go back.

Not specified  |  stayed in 8/2017

rick s. (Boston)
Perfect Family Get-Away

This is an amazing property with everything you need to have a fabulous vacation. View is breath-taking and the porch/deck has ample room to sit many people comfortably. Pool is on a lower deck and there is another porch/deck on that level as well. Bedrooms are private and house is exceptionally clean. We hope to return in 2018!

Not specified  |  stayed in 6/2017

Patricia S.
Beautiful and functional!

Great Turtle Villa was everything we had hoped! The house is set up so nicely, everyone has a view and their own bathroom! The deck was great to just sit and visit, eat our meals and play games. We had a terrific time! Thank you!!

Not specified  |  stayed in 5/2017

Elizabeth H. (Richmond, VA)
Perfect villa, Stunning views!

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!

Not specified  |  stayed in 12/2016

Paul B.
Great Turtle

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.

Not specified  |  stayed in 11/2016

kathy s.
The house was specturlar we had a great time my grandchildren will have a lasting memory

We would stay there again and would recommend it to other large groups. Each bedroom is separate so no one disturb anyone else in the morning if they are a early riser.

Not specified  |  stayed in 5/2016

The McGraths (Chicago, IL)
A fantastic Villa

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.

Not specified  |  stayed in 10/2015

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