Great Turtle Villa

Majestic Mile, Coral Bay, 00830, U.S. Virgin Islands
  based on 38 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
  • 4 Bathroom, 4 Bedroom, 1 Dining-Room, 1 Kitchen, 1 Living room, 1 Half Bath
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 38 reviews
Michelle T. (Leesburg, Virginia )
Come for the island...stay for the view....#perfection

I cannot say enough good things about our family vacation at Green Turtle Villa. This was our third trip to St. John so we expected a wonderful trip, but thanks to the gorgeous villa and the gracious staff at the property management company this was our best trip yet. The staff made us feel welcome from the minute we arrived on the island - whether they were providing suggestions or offering assistance they made us feel like friends...quick responsiveness and fantastic service. The villa itself is immaculate and furnished with such lovely island style (taste and quality are totally evident), however, all we wanted to do is stay out on the decks or in the pool and take in the indescribable view of the valley and bay below us. It is clear that the owners prioritized landscaping around the villa. The flowering plants and variety of palms added to the ambiance and we couldn't help but let go of the stress of real life and embrace the Love City life. Each of the four bedrooms felt like private jungle retreats. Going to sleep with the island breezes blowing through our room and waking up to see Coral Bay sparkling below was simply dreamy. The villa is stocked with everything you could possibly want and if your missing something all you have to do is send a quick text to Antares (property management company) and they will either get it to you or tell you exactly where you can find it on the island. Some of the little things we appreciated in addition to the the view were a well stocked kitchen, a very clean saltwater pool, and the Roku TV (family movie nights). Finally, I need to be sure to mention all the ways you can take in the beautiful view of the bay below you just in case you missed just how stunning it is. My 21 year old son practically lived in the hammock on the lower deck - "chillin' with a view." My husband preferred to have his evening cocktail and a late night "everyone else has gone to bed" beer sitting in one of the rockers on the upper deck looking at the lights in the valley and bay below us. And finally my 15 and 18 year old spent the majority of the time when we were "home" in the pool and were even treated to a view of double rainbows over the bay one afternoon. For me the chance to make memories with my "three little birds" who are getting closer and closer to leaving the nest was priceless. Thank you to the owners of Green Turtle and Antares for making our 2021 STJ trip perfection!

Not specified  |  stayed in 7/2021

Sheen X.
Wonderful stay

A very comfortable house with stunning views! We had two island-wide power outages during our stay, but it didn’t impact our stay as there are so much to do without the power, beaches, hiking, card games etc. Will definitely come back!

Not specified  |  stayed in 6/2021

Tanisha P.
Met All expectations and more

We absolutely loved this Villa, everything that was written about it met our expectations and more, the view is breathtaking, the staff was extremely helpful and the private pool was such a plus. 5 over 5 rating hands down! We will definitely come back!

Not specified  |  stayed in 6/2021

Corrine B. (Bloomington, IN, USA)

Where do I begin? Great Turtle villa is a slice of paradise and we would not hesitate to return! The pictures are accurate but being there is even better. It was clean and well appointed to meet our needs. We were a family of 5 adults. Every morning and evening we enjoyed the spectacular view. It was like living in a luxury treehouse. The Antares management staff was outstanding at every turn. They helped guide us with all our trip needs and plans. They answered emails quickly even on weekends. I requested softer pillows and had new ones on the doorstep within hours! One thing I appreciated so much was that there weren’t a million rules posted around the house. Check-in and check-out was quick and easy. If you’re considering Great Turtle...grab it! Also, location was perfect if you want to be close to food, hiking, and beaches but still away from it all!! Thanks for a wonderful trip!!

Not specified  |  stayed in 5/2021

Chris A.
Excellent Accommodations in Coral Bay

First time to stay on the East End. A perfect set of accommodations for our two families of 4 - including 4 teenagers. The villa had a spectacular view and all of the necessities with very comfortable sleeping quarters. Less than 15 minutes to Maho Beach and Francis Beach and only 25-30 minutes from Cruz Bay. Would absolutely stay here again.

Not specified  |  stayed in 5/2021

john z.
Spring Break

Property was outstanding with an amazing views and well equipped. Property managers were very responsive on the few issues we encountered. Highly recommend this property as your base in St John. We would definitely return.

Not specified  |  stayed in 3/2021

Cathleen S. (Spofford, NH)
Perfect stay in Coral Bay

My husband and I loved our stay at Great Turtle. The views are amazing over the Coral Bay harbor and the BVI's. We practically lived on the covered porch and in the pool. Short drive to Oasis(best BBQ on Fridays) and Miss Lucy's(best grouper sandwich ever)! Antares group was awesome in provisioning our villa just before we arrived. We loved having the app, which answered all our questions. Loved staying in Coral Bay and the Great Turtle Villa!

Not specified  |  stayed in 1/2021

Natalie R.
Beautiful property with stunning views

Well furnished and well maintained property with stunning views over Coral Bay. The 4 separate bedroom pods were ideal for us and our 3 kids aged from 18 to 24. Pool is fabulous with views over the bay. Drive to get to the property is a challenge as there are some steep inclines and hairpin bends but that is how most of St John is as the houses are set in the hillside. We use VRBO multiple times a year and this is one of the best homes we have stayed in. The Antares crew do an excellent job managing this villa and dealt with any questions very promptly.

Not specified  |  stayed in 8/2020

Liz M.

What a way to celebrate my 50th with close friends and family! The view was absolutely breathtaking, the villa was very clean, fully equipped, the pool was on point. It was literally the perfect vacation during this pandemic. I was skeptical in taking a vacation during this time, but after speaking with the owner, and the property management-Antares, I was at ease and looked forward to it. Working with Antares was a breeze! They handled my private transportation on St. Thomas, offered recommendations, met my group to help direct us to the villa (comforting since it was our first time on the island and had no clue where we were driving to); they definitely went above and beyond! It was all well worth the trip. I look forward to visiting St. John and staying at Great Turtle Villa, again!

Not specified  |  stayed in 7/2020

Lisa D.
The VIEW!!

Wow! Those are the words that will come out of your mouth when you walk out into the back deck. The views are just breathtaking. We spent many hours relaxing on the back deck, taking it all in. We just kept thinking how lucky we were to be there to experience it! The house was clean, comfortable, and well appointed. Everyone had their own bedroom/bathroom and were happy and comfortable. The pool was awesome. Everything was awesome! If you are considering this place, do it! I would DEFINITELY go back again. **We were there during COVID. Although we felt safe the whole time we were there, a lot of the businesses were closed and/or had reduced hours. That was the only challenge. It was a nice escape though and now I want to go back when things are operating normally.

Not specified  |  stayed in 7/2020

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