Just as the name implies, Almost Heaven is a gorgeous place with absolutely heavenly views overlooking Coral Bay, St. John, Tortola, Virgin Gorda, and most of the British Virgin Islands. Almost Heaven also has four other very popular features – a large 42’ pool, a screened in, pest free porch on each level, and a/c in all 3 bedrooms. Like the real heaven, you might never want to leave this beautiful piece of St. John. This two-level design is quite striking. With it’s native stonework, Caribbean styled architecture and soft colors, you will be pleased from the moment you first arrive. The main level of the villa has an open floor plan, with the kitchen, living and dining areas under one roof and adjoining each other. The French doors from the living room open to the upper level screened in porch, which creates a delightful indoor/outdoor atmosphere that is especially enjoyable in the evening. The dining table is located in a prime spot on the screened in porch, and you will always be dining with this truly magnificent view stretched out below you. One air-conditioned bedroom (queen) and en-suite bathroom is located off the living room. The lower level is accessed by both interior and exterior stairs and contains a king and a queen bedroom, each with a/c and private en-suite baths. Each of the lower bedrooms opens to a second screened in porch with areas to sit and relax – a perfect spot for your morning cup of coffee. The pool is located on the lower level and can be accessed from the screened in porch on the lower level or by an exterior staircase from the upper level. There are plenty of lounge chairs where you can soak up the warm, Caribbean sunshine or if you feel like some exercise you can hop in your oversized pool and swim a few laps. You will enjoy relaxing in the evenings while you gaze at the twinkling lights from neighboring islands and distant stars.
Bed Description: 1 King, 2 Queens
Property Location: Coral Bay (western hillside)
Proximity: Ocean View
Property Size: 2800+
Year Property Complete: 2012
Beach: 15-20 minute drive to North Shore National Park
Pool Dimensions: 42 ft x 14 ft - 3-6 ft deep
Hot Tub: No
Air Conditioning: Yes, Bedrooms only
Ipod Connectivity: Yes
Damage Deposit: $500
Distance To Town: 3-7 minute drive down to Coral Bay
25-30 minute drive to Cruz Bay
Living And Dining: The spacious living room includes plenty of seating for everyone to gather. You can relax on the comfortable wicker furniture or if you prefer, open the french doors on to the screened in porch and bring the outside, inside. Both are inviting and just waiting for you to come enjoy! If you feel like watching your favorite sporting event or drama you can do so on the 42 in. flat screen TV with Dish Satellite. But no matter where you decide to relax, you will always enjoy looking out at the amazing views!
On the far left of the screened porch is your dining table which comfortably seats 6. You will enjoy spending many meals together, enjoying each others company and relishing the views as you dine on a home cooked meal. And if you are just grabbing a quick bit to eat, just pull up one of the 3 bar stools at the kitchen counter.
Kitchen: The modern kitchen is fully functional and includes stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, and cherry wood cabinets and has all the conveniences of home, such as a Keurig (coffee maker), blender and toaster.
Bedroom Details: The 3 air-conditioned bedrooms are tastefully decorated and all enjoy beautiful water views that look out over the Coral Bay harbor. The main floor bedroom has a queen bed and private bathroom with tiled shower and has french doors which open on to the screened in porch. There is an interior staircase down to the two lower level bedrooms, making this a perfect setup for families traveling with children. The master bedroom has a king bed, 32 in. flat screen TV and private bath with tiled shower. The second guest bedroom has a queen bed and a private bath with tiled shower. Both of the lower bedrooms have screened sliding glass doors which open on the lower level screened in porch.
Almost Heaven is located in Coral Bay, on the western hillside of Bordeaux Mountain. Its expansive views look out over the picturesque harbor of Coral Bay, Tortola and Drakes Passage. You are about a 25- 30 minute drive from Cruz Bay.
The National Park beaches at Salt Pond Bay and Lameshur Bay are a 10-15 minute drive. The north shore beaches (Maho, Frances, Trunk Bays) are easily accessible from the Centerline Road and are about a 20 minute drive away.
Just down the hill from Almost Heaven, there is an interesting selection of restaurant, bars, shops and grocery stores, all within a 3 – 10 minute drive. Various local restaurants such as Skinny Legs, Aqua Bistro, Rhumblines, Caribbean Oasis and Miss Lucy’s offer a broad variety of food, from cheeseburgers to upscale gourmet dining and beverage options. Local musicians can sometimes be found during happy hours.
Vehicle Information: A 4 Wheel Drive vehicle is needed for travel on St John
Rates, Printing Errors, Changes and Omissions: Caribbean Villas is not responsible for printing errors and inadvertent omissions. All rates and villa details are subject to change without prior notice.
PHONE SERVICE/CELL PHONES: Local phone service is interrupted regularly and in spite of our efforts to reinstate service it can some times take weeks. AT&T is the only cell service we find operates efficiently on the island. If you do not have AT&T we strongly suggest you bring a pay as you go AT&T cell phone with you as we do not provide cell phones should the local phone service be interrupted.
Internet Service: The internet service is subject to frequent interruption. We cannot guarantee internet quality or speed. Renters might find it convenient to travel with a cellular carrier MiFi – a couple of examples are AT&T and Virgin Mobile. There will be no refunds due to the internet not working.
Pool Floats: Pool floats are not guaranteed with your villa rental. If you want access to them, please bring them with you.
After making your villa/condo booking with us, you have 7 days to send us your rental deposit and guest contract. Payment is by check, personal check is fine. Your sending us payment on your villa rental becomes a binding agreement; it constitutes your acceptance and agreement to these terms, conditions, limitations and restrictions as mentioned in our Payment and Cancellation Polices section on this page. If you have any problems or questions with any of this information, please be sure to call us for discussion and explanation before you send us your villa rental deposit monies and contract.
PAYMENTS: Caribbean Villas requires 50% down within 7 days of making your reservation by check only. Failure to make this payment subjects your reservation to automatic cancellation. The balance of your reservation including the tax/service charge and security deposit where applicable; is due 60 days prior to arrival. If traveling during the Christmas/New Years time period, the balance including the tax/service charge is due 120 days prior to arrival. Rates are based on Cash Prices – Payment is by check. To pay with a visa/mastercard there is a 3% service fee. Please make the checks payable to Caribbean Villas and mail them to 89 Mussey Rd., Suite 103, Scarborough, ME 04074.
CANCELLATION POLICY: Once Caribbean Villas has received your deposit all payments are non-refundable/non-changeable. If you cancel/change your reservation, and we are able to rebook your entire set of travel dates, your money will be refunded, less a 20% administration fee of the total room charge. If a replacement rental is not obtained for your entire set of travel dates, there will be no refund. There will be no exceptions to this policy. Caribbean Villas highly recommends trip cancellation insurance.
HURRICANE AND/OR STORM POLICY: There will be no refunds given for acts of God or force majeure, such as hurricanes, tropical storms etc on St John, USVI. This policy applies to current and all future guests who have reservations to travel or are on St John. We highly recommend trip cancellation insurance. If insurance is not purchased and St John is impacted by an act of god or force majeure we will hold your money on account for a future stay. There will be no exceptions to this policy.
TRIP CANCELLATION INSURANCE: If you do not have a source for cancellation insurance there is a web site with suggestions and reviews –Consumer Advocates – Trip Cancellation Insurance. Please verify all terms and conditions of coverage with the trip cancellation insurance company. It is the guests responsibility to cover themselves in the event they need to cancel or change their vacation plans.
Please note: If we do not have your arrival information 60 days prior to your check-in, there will be a $50 charge applied to your security deposit.
PASSPORT REQUIREMENTS: If you are a U.S. Citizen traveling to the U.S. Virgin Islands (St. John, St. Thomas, St. Croix) you will need Proof of Citizenship; this is a Photo ID and a birth certificate with a raised seal (photo copies are not allowed). *For further information: http://www.travel.state.gov * Please note: If you are traveling to the U.S. Virgin Islands (St. John, St. Thomas, St. Croix) and are planning to do any day trips/day sails to the British Virgin Island or any other Caribbean country you will need a valid U.S. Passport
MAID SERVICE: Our homes/condos do not include maid service. Maid Service may be arranged at an additional cost. Towels, linens, beach towels and paper products are provided for your entire stay. Any additional supplies will need to be purchased by the guest.
HOTEL TAX/SERVICE CHARGE: If traveling to St. John, a 12.5% hotel tax and 5% service charge will be added to your reservation. (When the hotel tax changes all reservations are subject to the tax increase.)
DAMAGE DEPOSITS (Security Deposit): Our Villas and Condos for the island of St. John all require a damage deposit. The deposit is $500-$1500 depending on the property reserved. In most cases this deposit may be applied to a Visa or MasterCard. Our consultants will advise you at the time of booking which policy applies to your rental home. The security deposits are fully refundable within 60 days of your departure, provided there is no breakage, damage, missing items, no charges incurred before, during or after your stay, still outstanding. All normal utilities (except long-distance phone calls or careless or extremely excessive use of your villa’s water supply) are included in your rental price. You hereby agree to pay Caribbean Villas on behalf of the owner of your villa the cleaning or replacement costs for all damages to personal property or to the real estate, which may occur as a result of your occupancy, excluding normal wear and tear. Locked pantries and closets are reserved for the use of the villa owner and are not included in this rental. You as a Guest agree to take all reasonable steps to ensure that your family and other guests in your party adhere to the rules and regulations affecting your villa. All villas are privately owned, so decor, colors and inventories will of course vary. All villas are fully furnished, including an ample supply of bed linens and towels for Guests’ use. Rearranging of furniture or removing any items from the villa is prohibited.
LIABILITY: Caribbean Villas, is acting hereunder as an agent for accommodations, and assumes no liability for property loss or damages, nor liability for injury, accident, delay, or irregularity which may be occasioned either by reason of defect in any vehicle or the acts of any company or persons engaged in conveying passengers to or from their villa. Transportation (airlines, ferries, charter vessels, rental cars and taxis) is supplied by providers who operate independently of Caribbean Villas. We assume no responsibility, therefore, for any loss, injury, or damage to person or property because of the acts of those providers. Furthermore, guests are responsible for their villa during occupancy, and must lock villa windows and doors securely at all times when not on the premises, and must exercise care in securing all personal property. Guests must observe all cautions as given in our blue guest book and/or by your local contact. All Caribbean Villa’s properties are privately owned. The Owner and Caribbean Villas reserve the right to refuse service to anyone at their complete discretion. Any and all disputes will be subject to jurisdiction only in the USVI.
COMPLAINTS AND MAINTENANCE: Caribbean Villas shall make every effort to keep all villas and their inventories in good working order. In case of a maintenance problem, they will strive to repair the problem as soon as possible after being notified. However, no refund or rate adjustment shall be made for unforseen failures such as the supply of electricity, water, pool filtration systems, air conditioning, television/cable service, internet access, appliances, etc. Due to wild fluctuations in our island electrical service and the lack of trained technicians here, we cannot guarantee that hot tubs at villas will operate correctly at all times, and no rebates will be given due to hot tub malfunctions. It is the Guest’s obligation to report any problem or damage IMMEDIATELY to us, regardless of the hour. No refunds will be considered unless problems are reported and reviewed by our staff during your stay on island.
CONSTRUCTION NOISE: Due to the amount of new villa construction on St. John, it is a possibility that construction may occur near your villa rental. Any construction and the possibility of new construction is outside the control of Caribbean Villas.
ENTRY INTO VILLA: Caribbean Villas or its staff may enter your villa to perform any repairs as necessary. If your villa is on the market for sale, we reserve the right to allow the villa to be shown, but only by advance appointment made with Guest. We will make every effort to schedule such brief showings at a time convenient to you, to respect your privacy, and not interrupt your vacation.
SUBSTITUTION: Caribbean Villas reserves the right to substitute comparable or better accommodations without liability, should the villa reserved be sold, out of order, double booked or be deemed substandard by us for any reason. If comparable accommodations are not available, Guest may receive a complete refund of all pro- rated rent and Hotel Tax/Service Charge paid for the original villa.
CAPACITY OF VILLAS: The total number of persons allowed in the villa at any one time is restricted to the number of persons scheduled and paid for (based on two persons per bedroom). Should a group misrepresent themselves, they will not be allowed entry into the villa. Exceptions to this term are made only by management, prior to your arrival dates and for infants under 2 yrs old; if sleeping in a baby crib and not occupying one of the villa’s beds.
QUIET ENJOYMENT AND PARTIES: Caribbean Villas wishes to maintain a family atmosphere for the quiet enjoyment of Guests. We rent to family groups and responsible adults only; absolutely NO house parties or functions such as weddings are allowed at the villas. Guests shall be sufficiently quiet and peaceful, so as not to disturb other residents of the neighborhood.
RATES AND PRINTING ERRORS: Caribbean Villas is not responsible for printing errors and inadvertent omissions. All rates and villa details are subject to change without prior notice.
CHECK IN TIME: St. John – 3:00 p.m. and forward. CHECK-OUT TIME: 10:00 a.m. sharp. PETS: No pets of any kind are allowed in or on the villa premises. A pet or evidence of a pet found on the villa premises will cause immediate eviction and forfeiture of Guest’s entire rent and deposit.
ARRIVALS: For St. John there is one complimentary arrival that brings the arriving guests to the vehicle rental to pick up their reserved vehicle and then escorts the party to their villa. For 8pm -12 midnight arrivals there is a $50 check-in fee. You may schedule additional arrivals as needed for $75 per arrival. Please note: If we do not have your arrival information 60 days prior to your check-in, there will be a $50 charge applied to your security deposit.
CABLE TELEVISION: For St. John, most of the homes have expanded cable, with a few exceptions. Occasionally there is a problem with the cable television service. Caribbean Villas does not have any control over the cable service and repairs are currently taking between 8-14 days to complete.
PHONE SERVICE: ALL LONG DISTANCE PHONE CALLS ARE RESTRICED. We ask all guests to use a calling card to make long distance phone calls.Local calls are free. Occasionally there is a problem with the telephone lines for the villa and condo rentals. Caribbean Villas does not have any control over the telephone company and repairs are currently taking up to 30 days to complete. Rapture and Kalorama only have cell phone service.
CELL PHONE USAGE ALONG THE NORTH SHORE: If you use your cell phone on the north side of the island there is a good chance you will pick up the cell tower on Tortola (British Virgin Islands). If this happens you will be charged for an international call on your cell phone plan. DRUGS AND
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS: Guests and members of his party shall not use or permit to be brought into any villa and illegal substances, inflammable fluids (e.g., gasoline, kerosene, naphtha or benzene), or other explosives or articles deemed hazardous to life, limb or property.
VILLA, SAFE AND GATE KEYS: Caribbean Villas shall charge Guests $175 for each set of lost or mishandled keys; gate remote controls will be charged at replacement cost. Guest is required to follow all instructions precisely on where to leave your villa keys and gate remote controls when you depart–call if you are unsure!
CONSERVING ELECTRICITY: Due to the cost of electricity doubling, the air-conditioning in our villas/condos will not be turned on when you are checked into your property. At check-in, our staff will be happy to show you how to turn the systems on and off, should you decide to use the air-conditioning. We are requesting that you turn the air-conditioning off in all rooms when not at the villa. It does not take long to cool a room down when you return to the villa. We understand this is your vacation and we want it to be enjoyable and relaxing. Anything you are willing to do will be appreciated in conserving your electrical usage.
SMOKING: All Villas are non-smoking. Guests may be fined up to $150 for smoking violations. GARBAGE REMOVAL: Guests are responsible for removal of all trash from their villa. A $75 fee will be applied to guest’s security deposit if rental agent is required to remove trash left behind. There are numerous dumpsters throughout the island for your use.
CABLE/INTERNET/TELEPHONE/ELECTRICITY: In the Virgin Islands these services may be interrupted. If an interruption occurs the rental manager will report the problem but we have no control over service repairs. There will be no rental refunds due to the interruption of these services. Internet Service: The internet service is subject to frequent interruption. We cannot guarantee internet quality or speed. Renters might find it convenient to travel with a cellular carrier MiFi – a couple of examples are AT&T and Virgin Mobile
Rates Rates are based on 2 people per bedroom
In Season Prices
Jan. 4, 2020 – April 10, 2020
$3325/wk for 2 people * $3500/wk for 3 * $3675/wk for 4 * $3850/wk for 5 * $4025/wk for 6
Off Season Prices
April 13, 2019 – Dec. 20, 2019
$2625/wk for 2 people * $2800/wk for 3 $2975/wk for 4 * $3150/wk for 5 * $3325/wk for 6
Holiday Rates (Flat Rate)
(Nov. 23 – 30, 2019)
$3325/wk for 2-6 people
(Dec. 21, 2019 – Jan. 3, 2020)
$4900/wk for 2-6 people
Our villa consultants have 30+ years of knowledge and we look forward to helping you find your perfect villa vacation! To email, please complete the following information or if you prefer to speak with a “live” person, please call our sales office, 800 338-0987. We are open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday, EST.
You may also check availability and make a reservation on our website Almost Heaven.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Diane, Dolores, Kris & Kim
Caribbean Villas of St John Sales Staff,