As of May 2018, the beautiful Rainbow Beach House began accepting reservations once again! This home has always been a favorite and we are happy it is back!
Rainbow Beach House had roof damage from the 2017 hurricanes, this did not deter the owner and he has worked hard to bring this home back, better than ever! The two level design is still the same with the great room – the living, dining and kitchen areas – plus the two master bedroom and baths being located on the main level. A 24′ wall of screened sliding glass doors on the main level open to the pool, hot tub and its surrounding sun deck. The bedrooms are on the left and right side of the great room to insure privacy. A spiral staircase leads down from the main level to the two lower level bedrooms, both of which open to the beach and can be accessed from the beach or from the great room.
With the work being newly completed, we only have a few photo’s included on our website. We have marked the 2018 photo’s versus the original photo’s. One thing that can never change is its location and the amazing views! The sounds of the surf and the overall relaxing, beach front atmosphere is one you will enjoy when you stay at this wonderful, tropical home!
- Bedrooms: 4
- Beds: 4
- Bed Description: 2 Kings, 2 Queens
- Bathrooms: 4
- Property Location: Coral Bay (beachfront)
- Proximity: Beachfront
- Property Size: 2600+ sq ft
- Year Property Complete: 1992
- Beach: On the beach
- Pool: Yes
- Pool Dimensions: 10 ft x 22 ft
- Hot Tub: Yes
- Air Conditioning: Yes, 4 bedrooms only
- Children: Welcome
- Wifi: Yes
- Housekeeping: No
- Ipod Connectivity: Yes
- Damage Deposit: $500
- Distance To Town: Coral Bay - 2 miles; Cruz Bay - 20-25 minutes; National Park Beaches - 5 minutes; Restaurants - 1 mile; Food Store - 2 miles; Swimming/Snorkeling - 0 miles
- Living And Dining: In 2018, the great room at Rainbow Beach was completely renovated and has a light, airy feel to it which is beautiful and inviting! The new kitchen, dining room table and living room furniture are beautiful and provide all the comforts of home. There are screened sliding glass doors along the entire living room which open on to the pool deck, offering gorgeous water views of Coral Bay, the National Park as well as Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. The large pool deck, pool, hot tub, gas grill and abundant deck furniture are the focus of many memorable day or evening activities. Entertainment is provided by a flat screen TV with Dish Network You can watch your favorite drama or sporting event, or listen to one of the many music channels, and dance the night away! If you prefer, there is a blue tooth speaker set you can use to play your own music from your phone! WiFi is also available in case you need to stay connected but we hope you unplug and just enjoy! You may dine inside at the new dining room table that seats 8, at the bar/island or at the poolside table that seats 4.
- Kitchen: The newly designed kitchen is beautiful and well equipped. You can easily prepare a delicious home cooked meal or if you prefer, hire a private chef to treat you to some culinary delights. Your kitchen includes all new white cabinetry, granite counter-tops and new stainless steel appliances.
- Bedroom Details: The 4 air-conditioned bedrooms, each with a new split level unit (2 kings, 2 queens) have been newly redecorated with all new furniture, linens and TV's. The bedrooms are located on opposite sides of the villa which insures maximum visual and sound privacy, perfect for couple traveling together. However, with all the bedrooms being inside access, this layout works perfectly for families traveling with children! The two upper level bedrooms open on to the pool deck, while the two lower level bedrooms open on to the beach level. This is a perfect floor plan for all traveling guests!
Rainbow Beach House is located on the sand beach at Johnson Bay, which is a quiet cove carved out of the western shore of Coral Bay, on the southeast end of St. John. In front of your villa there is a small, reef protected sand beach. The very picturesque view stretches from the village of Coral Bay at the head of the harbor in the northwest, to the mouth of Coral Bay in the east (Coral Bay refers to a small village, a body of water and also the large land area surrounding the bay.) Although Rainbow faces east the pool and sun deck are bathed in sunshine for most of the day, and the trade winds are partially blocked so they usually blow mild yet refreshingly cool – perfect weather for enjoying the pool and deck. There are only four villas along the beach at Johnson Bay, so this setting remains tranquil, restful and romantic. It’s a 25-30 minute drive into Cruz Bay, and a 4-10 minute drive to the restaurants, bars and groceries in Coral Bay, and a 15-20 minute drive to the National Park beaches located along the north shore.
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: 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 are based on 2 people per bedroom
- In Season
Dec. 15, 2018 – April 12, 2019
$4865/wk for 2 people – $5145/wk 3 – $5425/wk 4 – $5705/wk 5 – $5985/wk 6 – $6265/wk 7 – $6545/wk 8
- Off Season
April 13, 2019 – Dec. 20, 2019
$2650/wk for 2 people – $3000/wk 3 – $3350/wk 4 – $3700/wk 5 – $4050/wk 6 – $4400/wk 7 – $4750/wk 8
- Holiday Rates
Off Season Rates Apply
(Dec 21, 2019 – Jan.3, 2020)
$7854/wk per week for 2 -8
- Hotel Tax/Service Charge
12.5% Hotel Tax/5% Service Charge
- Damage Deposit
Prepaid $500 damage deposit
(the damage deposit is refunded 30 days after departure as long as no damage has occurred during your stay)
Caribbean Villa Comments
- Caribbean Villas Comments:
Because most of St. John's beaches are within the V.I. National Park, beachfront homes are a rarity on this island, and most of them are expensive, ultra luxury villas such as those found in Peter Bay. Rainbow Beach is a more casual beach house. It was designed for families, couples, or anyone who loves the atmosphere of being on the water by day and in the hot tub and pool at night. With lots of suntan oil, sand, music and rum in the mix, this house was not designed to be fragile or sophisticated. It was intended for fun in the sun; it's a beach house. Rainbow Beach's best features include:
During the day, relax by your pool in your wonderful beach atmosphere, explore the National Park beaches or go sailing and boating;
At night the star gazing from the hot tub is fantastic, and you can flip from the hot tub into the pool, cool off, and then flip back into the hot tub;
With the mild trade winds in your face, the smell of the ocean, the sound of small waves lapping the shore, sunlight and moonlight sparkling on the water, and boats anchored nearby, being on the deck of Rainbow gives you the exhilarating feeling of being on a boat in the Caribbean, but without the queasy boat motion;
This house knows how to create a good time, with the beach/pool/hot tub combination, Rainbow Beach has hosted its share of small parties and fond memories;
This setting is one of those wonderful spots where you truly get detached from "the other world." Sometimes guests spend an entire week at Rainbow and hardly ever drive into Cruz Bay. They often make plans to go into town, but then they get so mellow and relaxed that Cruz Bay becomes part of the other world.
We recommend this villa for honeymooners, lovers, couples, and families who love the sea and the sun.
- Guest Comments:
- Dec. 2018 - Thank you for all your help in making a family vacation with my husband, 4 daughters and my mom possible.
Hurricane Irma and Maria curtailed our original 2017 Christmas Holiday plans at "Splash" however the "Rainbow Beach House" was so much better especially on Coral Bay.The RBH was perfect! It took a couple of days for us to get use to a rental home and not being at a resort. There was no choice but to unwind and enjoy the relaxed carefree life of St John and especially Coral Bay. I have to say living in such a relaxed atmosphere is making it even harder to get back on the wheel back in Massachusetts.
We left with many many precious memories for which we are so very grateful to Caribbean Villas for. I hope you had a Merry Christmas and have a Happy Healthy New Year!
- Thank you! We had a wonderful vacation!
- We had a wonderful time at Rainbow Beach Villa. The villa was the perfect size and layout for our party of 8. The location was great for us because we mainly snorkeled from Salt Pond Bay around to Hawksnest and did not care alot about going into Cruz Bay. The views from the house were beautiful! Thank you!
- We had a really great time at Rainbow Beach Villa. The house was really comfortable, great layout and amazing views! Thank you!