Island Horizons

Route 108, Coral Bay, 00830, U.S. Virgin Islands
  based on 6 reviews
Overview
  •   6
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  • SQF 2,885
  •  wifi
  •  A/C
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Description

ISLAND HORIZONS - BORDEAUX MOUNTAIN

Island Horizons sits on the flank of Bordeaux Mountain on St. John; one of the loveliest islands in the Caribbean. The road is paved all the way to the driveway; which is hard to find on St John. The villa is centrally located 12 minutes from St. John's fabulous North Shore beaches, 12 from the quieter South Shore and also from the secluded East End beaches. 9 miles from Cruz Bay. From its two verandas almost 700ft/ 200+ m above the sea, the view extends from the waters of Coral Bay across St. John's East End and down the Drake Channel to Virgin Gorda 40 miles away. The islands seem to float between sky and sea in a succession of horizons.

Island Horizons is a bright and beautiful villa that was specially designed to optimize this spectacular vista from the two 62 ft/20 m covered verandas and every room in the house ... as well as from the secluded pool and its adjacent sundeck. You can lay in bed admiring the view from the two air-conditioned bedrooms at either end of the villa's main floor -- one queen and the other with twin beds that can make up into a king. Both feature sliding glass doors opening onto the veranda and have an attached bathroom with large tile/stone shower. The great room at the center of the main floor features three sets of sliding glass doors opening onto the veranda and the island horizons beyond. It contains a well-equipped gourmet kitchen, living and dining areas and a powder room. The large outside gas grill will delight the chef and dining on the veranda overlooking the sea and island horizons will leave all with an enduring memory.

A covered stairway leads to the second level with a queen bedroom suite and its own bathroom and sitting room. A microwave and coffee maker available on this level as well for private morning meditation. It offers the same great bedside view and sliding glass doors that open onto a second 62 ft/ 20 m veranda. 

Finally, the third level provides the same spectacular views from the secluded salt pool and sundeck. The covered shaded area of the deck offers shelter from the sun while the sundeck surrounded with colorful tropical gardens is ideal for sunbathers. Island inspired murals enhance the pool deck.

**Please inquire for more information and accurate rates. Welcome children 5 years and older.


Rooms

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


Amenities
  • Beds
    Bed linen, 1 King bed, 2 Queen bed
  • Kitchen
    Blender, Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Dishwasher, Grill, Kitchenette, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Spices, Toaster, Water purifier
  • Cooling
    Air conditioning, Ceiling fans
  • Outside
    Private Balcony, Private Pool
  • Entertainment
    Wireless Broadband Internet, TV (Satellite)
  • 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
Policies
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
Map
Location

Route 108 , Coral Bay, 00830, U.S. Virgin Islands

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4.7
based on 6 reviews
Nancy C. (Central New York State)
Views beyond compare

It is hard to imagine, but the billing of " a million dollar view " may actually be under selling the spectacle that welcomes you the minute you arrive at this lovely villa. Morning, noon, or night, as the light changes, so do the colors that play on land , sea and sky, as far as the eye can see. In our two weeks at Island Horizons, I only missed one sunrise, and that was because we stayed up so late enjoying the light of the full moon, play on the Carribean sea. The price of admission, for some however, may be the nerve-racking drive up and down the road and driveway. This is St John, so this kind of comes with the territory, You don't get to heaven without climbing a few steps. Speaking of stairs, this villa has its share. Parking is actually just above the villa , and then the villa itself consists of three levels. This affords plenty of privacy for all, while the ample deck area on the top and middle floors offer great spaces to gather and compare notes about our adventures of the day. The pool is on the bottom floor, and though a lovely space, two in our group have knee problems, and we just didn't use it as much as we had hoped. The Villa is very clean and well maintained. I always say you can tell alot about how much the owner cares about their guests, by the type of towels you find in the bathrooms..... and these were REALLY NICE towels. Thank you Ed and Marie for allowing us to share your lovely home. Also, a great big thank you to Rosanne, Wayne and Kelsey, Antares Property Management for your warm welcome and island hospitatlity.

Not specified  |  stayed in 10/2018

Nancy C. (Central New York State)
Views beyond compare

It is hard to imagine, but the billing of " a million dollar view " may actually be under selling the spectacle that welcomes you the minute you arrive at this lovely villa. Morning, noon, or night, as the light changes, so do the colors that play on land , sea and sky, as far as the eye can see. In our two weeks at Island Horizons, I only missed one sunrise, and that was because we stayed up so late enjoying the light of the full moon, play on the Carribean sea. The price of admission, for some however, may be the nerve-racking drive up and down the road and driveway. This is St John, so this kind of comes with the territory, You don't get to heaven without climbing a few steps. Speaking of stairs, this villa has its share. Parking is actually just above the villa , and then the villa itself consists of three levels. This affords plenty of privacy for all, while the ample deck area on the top and middle floors offer great spaces to gather and compare notes about our adventures of the day. The pool is on the bottom floor, and though a lovely space, two in our group have knee problems, and we just didn't use it as much as we had hoped. The Villa is very clean and well maintained. I always say you can tell alot about how much the owner cares about their guests, by the type of towels you find in the bathrooms..... and these were REALLY NICE towels. Thank you Ed and Marie for allowing us to share your lovely home. Also, a great big thank you to Rosanne, Wayne and Kelsey, Antares Property Management for your warm welcome and island hospitatlity.

Not specified  |  stayed in 10/2018

ROBERT S. (Vienna, Va.)
Paradise Found At Island Horizons in Coral Bay!

Island Horizons offers the most breathtaking views of St. John from every room in the villa. The sunrises are absolutely spectacular! The villa is tastefully decorated and the owners have thought of everything you could ever need while staying in St. John. They even offer snorkel gear, beach chairs, beach towels and coolers to take to the beach! The gourmet kitchen is fully stocked all the way down to the garlic press. We thoroughly enjoyed the salt water pool and the lovely garden surrounding it. Island Horizons has given us the most memorable vacation ever and we've been coming to St. John for 26 years! We highly recommend a stay at Island Horizons. You won't be disappointed.

Not specified  |  Rental Type  |  stayed in 4/2018

Margaret (Crofton)
A week in a tropical paradise

We had the most wonderful stay at the beautiful Island Horizons villa in Coral Bay. This well-appointed villa overlooked Coral Bay and the BVI’s beyond. There was a constant light breeze that kept us cool and the mosquitoes at bay. In fact, we never encountered even one mosquito at Island Horizons. The location was perfect for us. Away from the bustle of Cruz Bay and easy access to several great snorkeling beaches. We snorkeled every day and saw so many beautiful corals and fish and turtles that I know my grandsons will always remember the experience. Our plane was late in arriving and so we couldn’t stock up on provisions ahead of time just barely catching the last ferry to St. Johns. No worries though, the Coral Bay Dolphin Market by Aqua Bistro restaurant was open late and we could get coffee and other supplies at that surprising market. The Island Horizon’s on-island contact patiently accepted a few frantic calls from us as we maneuvered the roads in the dark. She provided great directions and support and we were so happy to have someone to guide us to our destination. She was the first of so many lovely people we encountered on St. Johns. My grandsons and I enjoyed the pool. Everyone enjoyed the hammock, and we all were happy to come back to beautiful Island Horizons at the end of the day. The beds were so comfortable, the indoor and outdoor living areas were perfect for our family of 5, and the kitchen was our morning and evening gathering place as we made coffee/tea (am) and cocktails (pm). On our last two nights, our grandsons ages 13 and 15, our daughter, my husband and I watched Harry Potter DVD's. It was relaxing and fun since we hadn't seen those movies for several years. Just another example of your well-stocked home. We also used the coolers and chairs. Thank you for having them be available to us! Lastly, I so enjoyed Ed's art work. He is so talented and has captured the colors and vibes of this beautiful place on his canvases and tiles. I spent many moments admiring his paintings/tiles. Our week is over and we are safely home and recounting the wonderful memories of Island Horizons and St. Johns. We hope to come back some day. In the meantime, we'll think of Island Horizons with fondness.

Not specified  |  Rental Type  |  stayed in 6/2017

E B. (Central PA)
Away From It All at Island Horizons

There were five of us who stayed at Island Horizons for 10 glorious days. We were met at the villa by its owners, Ed and Marie-France, who graciously showed us around the house and explained certain workings. Ed's artwork is extensive throughout the villa, and he has captured the essence of St. John with his talent. The house is perched on a steep hillside, and is approached from above. The uppermost level has 2 bedrooms, ensuite, at either end, with the kitchen, inside dining area and living room situated in between. There is also a nice dining area located just outside on the covered upper terrace, along with a gas grill. All appliances, including washer, dryer and dishwasher, were in perfect working condition. On the next level, below via outside staircase, is another ensuite bedroom, this one having its own little sitting area and coffeemaker, with a full length terrace providing lounge chairs and a hammock. Continuing down the outside stairwell brings one to the pool terrace, with lounge chairs for basking in the sun or sitting in the shade. All three levels provide outstanding, breathtaking views of Coral Bay and the BVI chain to Virgin Gorda. It is a special day to awaken to the beautiful sunrise and end the day gazing at the "reverse sunset". The full Snow Moon occurred during our visit, and the sight of the moonlight across the water was stunning. The main road to the villa is up a fairly steep well maintained road, Rte 108. The road leading from 108 to IH is very steep, and 4WD is a MUST!!!! Your initial undertaking of this drive is a bit intimidating, but once it is accomplished, it becomes moot. There is plenty of designated parking for the villa. There is a substantial variety of restaurants nearby, as well as small markets which are quite well stocked, especially Dolphin at the bottom of the hill at Aqua Bistro. North Shore beaches are within 12 minutes drive. The villa provides beach chairs and towels, as well as coolers. We feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to meet Marie-France and Ed, and thank them for opening their beautiful home to us who need an escape from winter.

Thank you for the great review. We are delighted that you fully enjoyed your stay at Island Horizons.

replied by the owner (10/24/2018 8:43:04 PM)

Not specified  |  Rental Type  |  stayed in 2/2017

Dave I.
Great Place

I should start the review with the negative because there isn’t much. The “town” of Coral Bay is not really a town, but a few widely spaced shops and bars. This is not a problem; just don’t expect to wander through town at night. The other item is even thought the roads on St John are exciting they have nothing on the driveway into Island Horizons. Most of it is paved, but it is easily steeper than anything else I have ever driven on. The house did have a nice flat place to park which helped. For the good: The house was lovely, very clean, comfortable, and stocked with anything we could need. However that was all lost in the truly outstanding feature of the house and that was the view. One of my favorite parts of the day was sitting up on the porch watching the light change over the ocean and the islands. You can easily see down the whole BVI chain. It was outstanding. I think my teenage daughter took half her pictures from the holiday off the porch. After a hard day of hiking or snorkeling there is something to be said for mixing yourself a Pain Killer and stretching out on a lounge chair or the hammock to watch the lights on the islands slowly turn on.

Not specified  |  Rental Type  |  stayed in 6/2014

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