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Coral Bay Eco Retreat:Off the Grid, Hike to Beach!

Stunning views of the Caribbean Sea, Hurricane Hole and the British Virgin Islands are the focus
20 reviews
Stunning views of the Caribbean Sea, Hurricane Hole and the British Virgin Islands are the focus
Coral Bay Eco-Retreat beckons you to enjoy the Virgin Islands view from your outdoor dining deck
Views over the Caribbean Sea,gazing over the horizon,watching brightly lit cruise ships in the night
It's so peaceful that the Banana Quits land on your hand for their morning sugar
Aerial view of location-yellow pen on left is pointing to it
Pawley Island hammock for two is perfect for favorite island sports: hammock warming and star gazing
The colors of the expansive view change throughout the day
House exterior from south
Exterior showing closest neighbor(white roof on left)
Lower BR deck & banana quits in feeder on tree by bed
You're welcomed by a mermaid
Exterior from east showing part of kitchen
Bamboo etagere' in living room wlecomes you with Caribbean books and hiking trail maps,St. John info
Living room bamboo etagere' holds books, magazines, TV/DVD player (no TV reception/DVD only)
'Jenny', a painting by Nevis artist of a legendary goat woman; CBER was once a home for rescue goats
Living close to nature includes visits from local critters: donkeys, deer, sheep, mongoose
View from open-air master bedroom, private deck, bathroom, massage table area, view of Caribbean Sea
Master Bath includes shower, eco-low-water usage toilet, wicker chest, pedestal sink and open view
Sunrise 'Morning Show' is spectacular, peaceful, beautiful, serence way to start the day
Gheckos abound as bug exterminators, crumb cleaners and computer consultants!
Sunrises and sunsets are spectacular and offer meditation and contemplation and a natural light show
Tropical flowers, indigenous plants abound in aqua ceramic planters
Hermit crabs sometimes join you in the kitchen!
Traffic jam Coral Bay style on the Johnny Horn Trail
Did we mention the fabulous sunrise aka as the Morning Show
Exteror from across the valley-shows 44 steps, driveway
Angels, statues, crystals join the natural settings of rocks and trees to create serenity and peace
Upstairs half-bath is open air and shares an outdoor garden shower
View towards Coral Bay harbor overlooks Bordeaux mountain and often captures rainbows
Mural in massage area created by the first guest to stay in Coral Bay Eco Retreat
The deck is the centerpiece for outdoor living with the hammock, grill and glass-top table
exterior from west-upper deck
The historic and beautiful Emmaus Moravian Church, built in 1700's, is the gatekeeper for JH trail
Map/sign at the Johnny Horn Trailhead; 1.5 miles to Leinster Bay
Challenging part of the road to C B E R- requires four wheel drive vehicle/adventurous spirit
Whimsical metal frog statue adorns the massage are garden
Painting by Bahamian artist of Little Girl in Prayer
Painting by Jamaican artist of Caribbean woman cleaning fish; my father & grandfather were fisherman
House on right:Located adjacent to the VINP, perched on a hillside;nearest neighbor is home to left
massage table area/deck adjacent to lower br
Banana quits are so friendly...a bird in the hand!
Tiny gheckos visit bromeliad in bedroom garden
The sugar birds will call you back!
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2 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 2
Coral Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
Coral Bay Eco-Retreat: Live simply and close to nature on beautiful St. John; hike to the beach! If you liked Maho Bay Camp, you'll LOVE this place! Romantic and quiet with stunning views of the sea. Take a look at the Coral Bay Eco Retreat Facebook page and the Coral Bay Eco Retreat YouTube channel for more pics and videos.
Located directly on the historic Johnny Horn Trail (mile hike to popular Waterlemon Cay snorkeling beach) and bordering the Virgin Islands National Park, this off-the-grid eco-retreat is an open-air home that is solar-powered, cooled by the tradewinds, sustained by tropical showers and warmed by the sun.Overlooking the Caribbean Sea,Hurricane Hole and the British Virgin Islands, the view is stunning and the sunrises are spectacular.
Coral Bay Eco-Retreat offers the unique opportunity to be in a remote location...
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About the Owner
Allison S
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:93%
Response Time:Within a day
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Reviewed 23 June 2016

The view was breathtaking and we loved our feathered visitors. The property manager and her assistant were friendly & helpful. We appreciated the fact that we were not hurting the fragile island environment-it was an adventure that we'd love to repeat. If you're into being...More

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retreatlady, VR Owner at Coral Bay Eco Retreat:Off the Grid, Hike to Beach!, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2016

Hi LKK! Thanks for the great review. I know you had some challenges outside of the retreat that I was happy to help you with...I hope it all ended ok. I'm glad it didn't deter from enjoying your vacay with your daughter. I hope you...More

Reviewed 29 February 2016

We got married on the beach at Trunk Bay then stayed here for 8 fabulous days for our honeymoon. We are both very into hiking, camping, and backpacking so being off the grid was the perfect honeymoon for us. The house has everything you need...More

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retreatlady, VR Owner at Coral Bay Eco Retreat:Off the Grid, Hike to Beach!, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2016

I hope you CAN stay longer next time...for an anniversary! It was a challenge to get all the arrival details straightened out, but I know how I would feel if I were in your hometown for a visit and a car company screwed up....I'd want...More

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Reviewed 17 July 2015

My husband and I honeymooned at the eco- retreat for ten days right after our wedding. We were in need of some deep relaxation in a place that was in the middle of nature, but also wanted a place with a comfy bed. This was...More

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  • Books
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • DVD Player
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Half Baths (1)
  • Internet Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Porch
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 9:00 AM
Not safe for young children.
    1 Full bath
    1 Half bath
    1 Queen
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 5 nights
1 Jun 2018 -
31 Aug 2018
Off season/summer/fall
5 nights
1 Oct 2018 -
31 Oct 2018
Off season/summer/fall
5 nights
1 Nov 2018 -
30 Apr 2019
Off season/summer/fall
5 nights
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to Singapore Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Damage Deposit: S$686 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Security deposit $500 is fully refundable if all is ok at the house.
Rates/hotel tax (12.5%) are subject to change without posting to this website
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About the neighbourhood
The Coral Bay Eco Retreat is located in Coral Bay, St. John off the historic and rigorous Johnny Horn trail, about half a mile from Emmaus Moravian Church. The Trail requires an adventurous spirit and is traveled only by 4 wheel drive vehicle, horseback or hiking. Hiking up the trail takes you to the historic Annaberg Sugar ruins, the Brown Bay Trail, Leinster Bay and the snorkeling gem, Waterlemon Cay.
Hiking or driving down the trail leads to the “heart of Coral Bay” with its popular restaurants and bars that often have live entertainment and where you can hang out with friendly “locals” such as Skinny Legs, Pickles, Island Blues, Aqua Bistro and Donkey Diner. There are two Coral Bay island markets with ATM’s and two mail services and shops including the CocoLobo complex. The Vitran bu...
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