Great Turtle Villa

Majestic Mile, Coral Bay, 00830, U.S. Virgin Islands
  based on 24 reviews
  •   8
  •   4
  •   4
  • 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 Half Bath

  • Beds
    Bed linen, 1 King bed, 2 Queen bed, 2 Single bed
  • Kitchen
    Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Dishwasher, 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 24 reviews
Joanne T.
Words can not describe Great Turtle Villa!

This villa is spectacular in every way, from the dramatic view, private comfortable rooms to the beautiful living space and expansive covered decks. The location to Coral Bay and the North shore beaches was very convenient. This is a location where family memories are made and treasured.

Not specified  |  stayed in 11/2019

Amanda P.
Wonderful property!

We loved our stay here and the home had everything we wanted/needed down to tupperware and chip clips! Thank you!

Not specified  |  stayed in 8/2019

Alex A. (Exeter, NH, USA)
The best

For all the reasons stated above, this rental is amazing.

Not specified  |  stayed in 8/2019

Beth P.
Great week!

Our family of 4 enjoyed our stay at this beautiful villa! The view is stunning, and the expansive upper and lower decks provided great seating and a dining area. The surrounding vegetation is beautiful and lush. Our adult children enjoyed the privacy of their own bedroom/bathroom. The pool is the perfect size, and we enjoyed the floats. The villa was clean, and nicely appointed with everything we needed for our stay. We did use the air conditioners in our bedrooms at night, but the constant, cool breeze made the main living areas and deck comfortable at any time of day. Roseanne at Antares and the owner were easily accessible for help while on the island and to answer questions before the trip. I highly recommend Great Turtle.

Not specified  |  stayed in 7/2019

Debba E. (Tampa, Florida)
Perfect for our Family!

We loved everything about Great Turtle Villa! The views were beyond gorgeous and could be enjoyed from each bedroom and on the spacious porch outside the common living area. We loved the refreshing pool after a fun day of enjoying the beautiful St. John beaches and snorkeling. Our family group consisted of two couples, one single, and one pre-teenager, all of whom had their own bedroom/bath suite- a perfect arrangement. From the modern, fully equipped kitchen, to the plush furnishings, to the beautiful island landscaping, Great Turtle exceeded our expectations. The management staff at Antares was extremely helpful and friendly, and we loved the goodies waiting for us on arrival. While on island, we enjoyed a boat charter with Salty Daze Charters, which included a fun trip to Lime Out for tacos and drinks. Of course our trip included food and drink at Skinny Legs, Pizza in Paradise, Maho Crossings, High Tide, Margarita Phil's, Irie Pops, and more. We were last here 6 weeks before Irmaria, and we were so excited to see how wonderful the island looks after the hurricanes! We miss St. John already and look forward to staying at Great Turtle again! Thank you for an amazing vacation.

Not specified  |  stayed in 7/2019

Terri F.
Amazing Views

Great Turtle is a beautiful home overlooking Coral Bay. It was an awesome property and very comfortable. We liked that the bedrooms each had their own bathroom and the twin bedded room does have a king converter pkg so you have 2 rooms that offer king sleeping. The decorations were adorable and it’s nice to have a little splash pool after a day at the beaches. The property management staff was easy to work with and made sure we had directions and an escort to the property. I would definitely recommend this property.

Not specified  |  stayed in 6/2019

Jessica L.
Beautiful property with a beautiful view, even from the pool!

My husband and I made our 10th visit to St. John and invited his adult daughter and son-in-law and their two teenage kids. The house was perfect for this group! My husband and I had the main floor and the kids and grands got the pool level rooms. The saltwater pool was refreshing in both the morning and afternoon as it stayed in the sun most of the day. Great Turtle Villa and the team at Antares met all of our expectations and more. Thank you, for a wonderful stay!

Not specified  |  stayed in 6/2019

Kim T.
Beautiful on the inside and out!

We loved our visit!! The property was perfect for our family of 7 to spread out for sleeping and also gather together in the common areas inside and out. The house was extremely clean and beautifully furnished. The house has beautiful views from every room and also the outdoor areas. Very quick access to the north shore beaches also makes this a perfect location. We previously stayed closer to Cruz Bay and worried about grocery availability on the Coral Bay side of the island. We found everything we needed conveniently in Coral Bay at the grocery stores. The owners have thought of everything. Definitely recommend and would stay here again in the future.

Not specified  |  stayed in 6/2019

Pictures don’t do it Justice!!

What a fantastic property!!! Everything was better than described, and we had an incredible time at this home! The view is beyond words spectacular, the service and accessibility to our property managers was fantastic, and the villa itself was spotless and beautiful. Can’t wait to return one day to this little slice of heaven!

Not specified  |  stayed in 5/2019

Chad D.
Great villa!

Great location with nice view. What set this villa apart were the extra touches. These include games for rainy days, books and maps for planning ideal outings, kitchen supplies for beach side picnics, and story books to help your child fall asleep. This place felt like home and immensely added to our overall experience. We hope to return again another day!

Not specified  |  stayed in 4/2019

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