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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 3
Coral Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
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English first
Cleveland, Ohio
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2015 for a stay in October 2014
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First, let's get this out of the way right up front: The view will simply blow your mind. It is beautiful...simply stunning. Now, moving on...I have never felt so close to nature than I did the week we spent in St. John. Using the Coral Bay Eco Retreat as our base camp, we were able to have a week of...

Chicago, IL
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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The Eco Retreat is a special place. We wanted privacy, nature, charm, creature comforts and a (tiny) bit of adventure. The Retreat provided all of that and more. The views are spectacular. Allison, our very accommodating hostess, must live in an equally incredible place because I don’t see how anyone who owned this house would choose not to live there!...

steve d
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015
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The place, the view, the solitude is absolutely spectacular. We spent a week there and could not have been more pleased. You give up some things, like hot water, and you're not right in town for the night life. You have to drive up a pretty gnarly road in 4WD low, and the hike up from your parking spot might...

  • Books
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • DVD Player
  • Grill
  • Internet Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Porch
  • Queen Beds:(2)
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Water Views
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
Not safe for young children.
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Dates Min stay Per night Per week
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1 Jun 2017 -
31 Oct 2017
2017 off season/summer/fall
5 nights
1 Nov 2017 -
15 Dec 2017
5 nights
16 Dec 2017 -
6 Jan 2018
Holiday season 2017
7 nights
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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 the beautiful 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....
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