Pelican Beach

Friis Bay, Coral Bay, 00830, U.S. Virgin Islands
  based on 15 reviews
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Awaken at Pelican Beach to amazing sunrises here on the peaceful Coral Bay side of St. John USVI. Pelican Beach Suite, one of the few St. John vacation rentals available directly on the water, features cozy outdoor lounge spaces, cool evening breezes and almost daily visits from soaring, diving pelicans.

At this unique, waterfront St. John accommodation, you will be lulled into peaceful bliss by the sound of the surf, both day and night.

Spend a lazy afternoon under the Seagrape tree canopy on the deck; directly on a beautiful coral beach. Gazing out on the clear blue and aqua tranquil waters, don't be surprised to actually see a fish swimming by or to be dazzled by the air acrobatics of a leaping eagle ray. The semi private beach is available within footsteps from the grounds with some of the best snorkeling on the island because it is seldom disturbed. You never know what to expect from the amazing sea life.

Relax in our round gazebo, with its comfortable large furniture, and absorb the panoramic views from Tortola (BVI), East End (St. John), Flannigan Island (US) and Norman Island (BVI). Sun bathe during the day or dine in the evening shade on our large deck, just above the Seagrape trees.

Pelican Beach is a large waterfront home with a separate vacation rental unit. Managers are on premises in the upstairs section of the home. They ensure privacy but are available anytime should you want to engage. They can arrange boating, kayaking, or snorkel excursions for you if you wish.

The indoor living space provides two bedrooms with comfortable queen beds, fully equipped kitchen with full size appliances and a ceramic tiled bath with laundry facilities. Both bedrooms now have air conditioners. The owner's sister is an artist, so unique touches can be found throughout. The furnishing and artwork reflect the owner's significant travels throughout the Caribbean, Europe, and Asia. Wind down after a day of snorkeling and swimming in the screened in living room with amazing views and evening breezes.To finish off that busy day of vacationing, relax in your air-conditioned bedroom to watch a movie or favorite TV show. Each bedroom has its own cable TV with over 100 channels.

Pelican Beach strives to be environmentally friendly with the addition of our solar panels. We have developed extensive organic gardens, recycle as much as possible and created composting areas. We are planning to add hydroponic gardening in the near future. Our guests can enjoy our fresh fruits, herbs and vegetables when available. The landscaped grounds include a variety of palm trees, flowering plants to attract humming birds and many species of cactus and succulents.

Miss Lucy's restaurant is a very short walk for evening dining, Sunday Jazz Brunch or a casual lunch. Miss Lucy's is known for their Caribbean and Seafood menu selections. They are rated 4.5 out of 5.0 on Trip Advisor.

In addition to the North Shore beaches, many other beaches such as Salt Pond Beach and remote Lameshur Bay are a short drive away. Coral Bay, with a variety of restaurants and shopping, is a 7-10 minute drive.

Pelican Beach is described by many as paradise found; far away from the stress of everyday living!


1 Bathroom, 2 Bedroom, 1 Kitchen, 1 Living room

  • Beds
    Bed linen, 2 Queen bed
  • Kitchen
    Blender, Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Grill, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Spices, Toaster
  • Cooling
    Air conditioning
  • Outside
    Private Balcony, Private Terrace, Walkable Beach Access
  • Entertainment
    DVD-Player, Wireless Broadband Internet, Stereo system, TV (Cable)
  • Bathrooms
    Hair dryer, Essentials, Shower, Towel-set
  • Laundry
    Clothes dryer, Iron & Board, Washing machine
  • Miscellaneous
    Snorkeling Gear, Stand Up Paddle Boards (2), Beach Chairs, Beach Coolers, Beach Towels, Kayaks (2)
Pets not allowed, Smoking not allowed,Credit cards accepted
Check in:
4:00 PM
Check out:
10:00 AM

Friis Bay , Coral Bay, 00830, U.S. Virgin Islands

based on 15 reviews
Rebekah K.
Amazing! Watch the sunrise on your own private beach :)

Wow! We had an amazing time at Pelican Beach. Steve and Leslie were amazing hosts, very friendly and knowledgeable about the island. They are quick to respond to any needs but provided plenty of privacy in the downstairs suite. The home is located between Coral Bay and Salt Pond, two houses down from Miss Lucy's. Enjoy the beautiful views of sunrise every day from the gazebo or beach deck. The rocky beach is great for shell hunting with coral reef that can be explored on calmer days. Kayaks and paddle boards are provided for exploring the area. Say hi to the visiting donkeys and goats that roam the island and walk to Miss Lucy's for drinks or delicious dinner. The kitchen was stocked with everything you might need with Calabash and Dolphin Market not far from the house. We also enjoyed sushi at Wok on the Beach in Coral Bay and delicious pizza from Pizza Bar. The house provided many opportunities to relax and listen to the ocean waves on the quieter side of the island. I enjoyed snapping pictures of the pelicans, frigate birds, bananquits, kestrels, and more that visit the house. Thank you so much to Steve and Leslie for a wonderful stay!

Not specified  |  stayed in 2/2019

Ann W. (Chapel Hill, NC)
Friendly hosts, well stocked unit, incredible views, comfortable beds!

I loved being on the Coral Bay side of the island. It was easy to reach Maho Bay, Hansen Beach, and Miss Lucy’s restaurant. Steve and Leslie were eager to offer papayas, snorkeling gear, beach suggestions, and a cooler. It was a wonderful relaxing week in a great place!

Not specified  |  stayed in 1/2019

Michael S.
Amazing place! Great hosts.

We had an amazingly relaxed time during our stay. Steve and Leslie were great. Highest recommendations!

Not specified  |  stayed in 12/2018

Cathy L.
Home Away From Home

We spent 5 days at Pelican Beach and thoroughly enjoyed every minute. The suite is adorable, clean, comfortable, and gives a true feeling of being home. The property managers Leslie & Steve made us feel welcome with tips on which beaches and restaurants to visit and fresh papaya right off the tree! We stopped at Dolphin Market in Coral Bay our first night and made breakfasts and dinners in the fully equipped kitchen. The bedroom has AC, but we didn’t need to use it due to the ocean breeze blowing at night. We loved waking up each morning to see the sunrise right from our bed! The deck overlooking Friis Bay was my favorite spot each morning to watch the sun come up, read my book and enjoy a cup of tea. It was such a treat to use the snorkeling gear provided and snorkel in the backyard! The short walk on the beach (2 doors down) for lunch and a Lime ‘n da Coconut drink at Miss Lucy’s was a fantastic bonus. We definitely prefer this quieter, more residential side of the island over the Cruz Bay side. We look forward to visiting again soon!

Not specified  |  stayed in 12/2018

Carl T. (Sarasota, FL)
Quiet, beautiful views

Got up every morning and enjoyed our coffee on the lower deck at the water. Fed the chickens most mornings and 4 donkeys one day (they loved carrots). Coral bay is pretty much Central to every where beautiful on St John. No crowds or noise like Cruz Bay. The home is fully stocked with quality kitchen ware, beach gear chairs, towels and coolers. We stayed a week, snorkled every day for hours at nearby bays (Salt Pond Bay, Great Lameshur Bay) and within 15-20 minutes were Maho, Cinnamon and Trunk. Another great spot was Waterlemon (a little hike but we'll worth it, go all the way around the cay). Love's city grocery was excellent, dolphin grocery was also well stocked. Both aquabistro and wok on the beach were very nice. Everything else was closed during our stay. Steve and Leslie we're great hosts! We would definitely stay at Pelican Bay again.

Not specified  |  Rental Type  |  stayed in 10/2018

veronica a.
Best place !

We really enjoyed this house,it is perfect,the sound of the waves,the chickens,the breeze,the sunrise,the 2 steps from the ocean,comfortable beds,well equipped kitchen,cooler,beach chairs,beach towels,beaches and restaurants close by ..everything that you would need to have a RELAXING vacation is here.The best hostes you could ask for,very helpful very happy welcoming every day with important info about this magical beaches ever vacation ...thank you so much Leaslie and Steve for share your amazing piece of paradise !!! I forgot to mention that you enjoy the BEST VIEW of the island !! It is a breath taking,it is music for your soul......

Not specified  |  Rental Type  |  stayed in 9/2018

ronnie h.
Absolutely beautiful place

The property was very nice the property management was amazing we use their kayaks snorkel gear and had just amazing time

Not specified  |  Rental Type  |  stayed in 8/2018

Lauren W. (Austin, TX, United States)
Kind hosts and fabulous apartment

If you are in the process of selecting a rental on St John, I highly suggest this one. I did a lot of research and it certainly paid off big time. I travelled with my mother and partner and we all loved our experience. The hosts are extremely kind, helpful and knowledgable of the island. Leslie told us all the best beaches (including Salt Pond which is just down the road and has the best snorkeling imo). We spent many hours watching the Tarpon flop around in the water just off the beach level platform and enjoyed the free kayaks and paddle boards immensely. Miss Lucy's is a lovely restaurant right next door with delicious local cuisine and friendly staff. I would recommend this place to anyone!!!

Not specified  |  Rental Type  |  stayed in 7/2018

Erik O. (Overland Park, KS)
Great house in Coral Bay right on the water

We had a great stay at Jason and Nancy's house in Coral Bay. Family of four, with kids age 11 and 13. Nice screened in patio and outside deck with bbq grill and nice furnishings throughout the house. Good bedrooms with AC in each room and nice shower. Plenty of beach chairs and bags to use. Jason and Nancy were great to work with and very helpful for any questions that we had. If you are interested in a boat tour, Jason runs a boat and will give you a discount. If you stay in St. John, Coral Bay is the place togo as it is 15-20 minutes to all the best beaches, yet away from the main harbor in Cruz Bay. St. John itself is amazing since 3/4 is National Park. We will be back!

Not specified  |  Rental Type  |  stayed in 7/2017

Karen K.
Spacious ,quiet, serene and close to everything.

Pelican beach is paradise found. The outside living areas are superb from the gazebo (we named pelican perch) to the lounge chairs on the spacious deck to the superb deck right next to the water under the sea grapes. If there are a few sprinkles the screened in porch was welcoming. Falling asleep to the waves was unreal, plus sunrise is right out the door. The bedrooms are nicely furnished, the kitchen stocked with everything you need. It does have quite a few stairs to navigate down with you luggage so be aware of that. Gated private covered parking...what else do you need! Saw carib hummingbird nest on the lower deck and a pair of smooth billed an that came to visit. Snorkeling on st. Johns is to die for and thanks to the owners for equipment, including life jackets. Just show up, slow down, and enjoy the beauty!

Not specified  |  Rental Type  |  stayed in 6/2017

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