Pelican Beach

Friis Bay, Coral Bay, 00830, U.S. Virgin Islands
  based on 29 reviews
  •   10
  •   5
  •   3
  • SQF 5,500
  •  wifi
  •  A/C



Awaken at Pelican Beach to amazing sunrises on this peaceful Coral Bay side of St. John USVI. Pelican Beach, one of the few St. John vacation rentals available directly on the water, features fabulous outside living spaces with breathtaking views, 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.  

Pelican Beach guests have enjoyed the lower level apartment rental for many years, and as of Dec 1st, 2020, the entire house is available, accommodating up to 10 guests, 5 queen bedrooms, 3.5 bath ~ perfect multifamily or friends retreat. Please see the floor plans for bedroom configuration.

Spend a lazy afternoon under the Seagrape tree canopy on our 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 spotted 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 either the upper or lower level 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 decks, just above the Seagrape trees. 

The indoor living space provides five bedrooms with comfortable queen beds, fully equipped kitchen, and office space with laundry facility. All bedrooms have air conditioners and TV. 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 lounging in either upper or lower gazebos or nap in the hammock on covered upper veranda 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. 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 a seasonal Thursday's music Night & 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, described by many as paradise found, far away from the stress of everyday living.

Rates are based on the number of guests and bedrooms used. For 1-6 guests, you are ensured full privacy, use of all exterior living spaces, main level, plus bedrooms 2 & 3. For 7-10 guests you will expand into the lower level apartment with second kitchen and bedrooms 4 & 5. If you would like to spread out into the apartment with 1-6 guests let us know, and we will adjust the rate accordingly. 


3 Bathroom, 5 Bedroom, 2 Kitchen, 2 Living room, 1 Half Bath

  • Beds
    Bed linen, 5 Queen bed
  • Kitchen
    Blender, Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Dishwasher, Grill, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Spices, Toaster
  • Cooling
    Air conditioning
  • Outside
    Private Balcony (2), Private Terrace (2), Walkable Beach Access
  • Entertainment
    Wireless Broadband Internet, 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)
  • 3 Bathroom, 5 Bedroom, 2 Kitchen, 2 Living room, 1 Half Bath
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 29 reviews
Faith P
Lovely stay!

This is a wonderful family rental on Coral Bay. Fully outfitted kitchen and comfortable inside and out. We only would have wished for screens on all the bedroom doors instead of only a/c option especially since the ocean breeze especially in the evenings makes for such comfortable temps and would have loved to go to sleep with ocean sounds as we were so close. Beautiful views for sunrise and sunset! We also appreciated all the details attended to by Antares Property Managers! I would note that the rocky shore is not ideal to get out for a swim, and not walkable, but it is lovely to be at waters edge. Many thanks for all the hospitality!

Thank you Faith! We are thrilled you an your girls enjoyed your time on island at Pelican Beach. We are happy you liked the ocean sounds and that you were able to experience it without ac being necessary. On calmer days, the water is swim-able with great snorkeling but understand your reservations. We are happy being at the waters edge was lovely for you. We loved having you as guests and hope to hear from you again soon!

replied by the owner (1/11/2021 8:01:38 PM)

Not specified  |  stayed in 12/2020

Dianne C
Pelican Beach

We absolutely loved vacationing at this property!

Glad to hear it Dianne! Thank you for letting us be your island hosts. We hope to hear from you again soon!

replied by the owner (1/11/2021 8:03:12 PM)

Not specified  |  stayed in 12/2020

jan e. (Atlanta)
A slice of paradise

This was our first trip to st. John and the location cannot be beat. The proximity to the water was ideal for watching the sunrise and the bay has some of the best snorkeling available. The managers Steve & Leslie were gracious hosts offering helpful information. The apartment itself is cheery and well-stocked with all of the essentials but the mattresses have seen better days. Great multiple outdoor spaces and water craft available. Thanks again Steve & Leslie. We hope to see you soon!

Not specified  |  stayed in 10/2019

beachgirls77 (Shoreham, New York)
Special and Magical

This review is so late but I wanted to make sure that I did review this beautiful villa. My husband and I stayed 5 nights here in October 2019 to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. This villa came recommended by friends of ours, Leslie and Steve, who are also the property managers. We arrived early and were greeted and allowed to change and leave our luggage upstairs and grabbed towels and went straight to the beach. Our Villa was so beautiful. Every amenity we needed was there. The view is AMAZING! We would watch the sun start to rise from our bed and then go out onto the huge deck to watch the show. The sunrise is truly a magical experience from this villa. The villa sits on the beach. We used the kayak and paddleboard one morning. That was a nice treat. Perhaps my favorite part of renting this villa were the cats and Patches, the dog. I’m a huge cat and dog lover so I immediately took to this one sweet soul, a cat named Zeus. Omgosh, I loved this cat and would hold him when we were at the villa. The animals don’t bother anyone, but I was happy to scoop them up and love on them a bit. Leslie & Steve are the most incredible hosts. Anything we wanted to know, they were ready with good suggestions. We have traveled to St John a dozen times prior and know the island pretty well but staying on the Coral Bay side for the first time was so nice. Highly recommend this Villa. It is just perfect!

Not specified  |  stayed in 10/2019

Cory Q.

My wife and I stayed here for our anniversary and it was amazing. We felt like we were staying in our own home, except on an island. Our hosts did such a great job providing every amenity possible. The house did not feel like a hotel. Our hosts were there whenever we needed them for advice on things to do, but they also gave us the privacy we needed for a quiet getaway. This house is in a great location in quiet Coral Bay but close enough for a short car ride into town. We loved waking up to the sunrise in our bedroom and the sounds of the waves crashing against the beach. We haven’t stopped talking about it since we left and can’t wait to return.

Not specified  |  stayed in 8/2019

Susy R.
Family vacation ...

We have vacationed as a family on St John many times and have loved every trip but this was our favorite location. The managers, Lesie and Steve were wonderful and the place is perfect! The snorkeling right in front of the place was amazing!! We just got home and are planning our return!

Not specified  |  stayed in 7/2019

Stephanie J.
Great visit to St. John!

This is a great place stay. I love the deck right next to the water. Beautiful place to sit and relax in the morning. The property managers were great. We loved everything!!

Not specified  |  stayed in 7/2019

Daniel A
Perfect Water Front getaway on the quiet side of St. John

We had an unbelievable vacation staying at Pelican Beach! The condo is located on the Coral Bay side of the island and is very quiet and away from the congested side of the island. We enjoyed being close to Salt Pond, Great Lameshur and Little Lameshur; Rams Head hike.The condo was very well equipped with just about every thing you need for your vacation stay including, beach chairs, snorkle gear, coolers, noodles. blenders, fully equipped kitchen and much, much more. Steve and Leslie were awesome hosts and very helpful in giving advice on where to eat, what beaches to hit and where to hike as well as where to eat. I really enjoyed the front bedroom and keeping the door open and listening to the waves while I slept every night. Waking every morning to a beautiful sunset that you can see from your bed was awesome! We felt very safe and at home; we kept all of our screen doors open and never locked one door the entire stay even when we were gone for the day! The outdoor deck and living room was also great. We spent many evenings laying on the outside couches and looking at the stars and listening to the waves. We saw lots of donkeys, goats, chickens and crabs! We loved every bit of our 10 day stay at the Pelican Beach. Steve & Leslie are some of the nicest folks you will meet and very knowledgeable about the island. We enjoyed talking to the locals and going to open mic night. The people of St. John are amazing and true conservationists and survivalists.

Not specified  |  stayed in 6/2019

Just wonderful 😊

We had a great time in St. John’s and the house was lovely. We thoroughly enjoyed our morning coffee by the water under the sea grapes (and with Buddha) and listening to the waves 🌊. I’m already longing to go back. Thank you again for your hospitality and suggestions. We really couldn’t have asked for better hosts. Hopefully see you all again I’m a few months. Thanks for everything. 🥰

Not specified  |  stayed in 6/2019

Stephen J.
Great place for a peaceful getaway

Amazing waterfront property, great hosts and a fabulous island! Cant wait to return

Not specified  |  stayed in 5/2019

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