Anchorage Aweigh is our exquisite 2 bedroom complex overlooking Coral Bay harbor. This couples-only villa boasts a centrally located shared pool and large pool deck with picturesque views of Coral Bay, St John. Anchorage Aweigh villa is comprised of a main house with a separate one bedroom cottage. If only one bedroom is desired, the main house will be available. If two couples are traveling together, the cottage becomes the second bedroom for an additional $600/week, regardless of season. Cottage is not rented by itself. This setup provides both couples with the chance to spend time together, yet have complete solitude when desired. Th...e maximum number of guests at any given time is four on the property. It is a tranquil and serene setting with spectacular views of Coral Bay harbor, mountains and the historical 250+year-old Moravian Church.
Both villas have travertine marble floors, cable railing, air-conditioned bedrooms, outdoor stone showers, full kitchens, indoor/outdoor living and dining areas, gas grills and a shared pool and laundry facility. All of the appliances are new and include full-sized refrigerator, gas range, microwave and dishwasher.
Main Villa: Here you will find a king sized bedroom set with a gorgeous brand new sleigh bed. The mattress is a Serta memory foam with cooling gel. The bedroom opens out to the covered porch and is air conditioned. The bathroom has a granite vanity. There is an outdoor stone shower under an open air roof. The kitchen has blue pearl granite counters with an exquisite glass tile backsplash. The living room has two love seats overlooking both the church and harbor. There is a 12' sliding glass door facing the harbor for you to enjoy the panoramic views.
The main house has an expansive wrap-around porch. We have an oversize sectional couch outdoors to relax and enjoy the view. There is also a dining table to enjoy meals alfresco. Sit and enjoy a cool drink on the breezy, covered porch while watching the sailboats bobbing on the harbor.
From the living room, the pool is accessed through an indoor set of stairs.
In both the cottage and the villa, you’ll enjoy the full gourmet kitchen with all of the amenities expected for the master chef.
There are golden granite countertops. Eat at the spacious indoor raised bar, or enjoy meals alfresco on the outdoor dining table with Coral Bay harbor and the Moravian church as your backdrop.
The quaint and cozy living area features a leather couch, coffee table and chairs. There is an entertainment center which includes a surround sound stereo system with IPod dock, video and book library and Wi-Fi center. It’s a comfortable place for relaxing and reliving your St. John experiences.
There is a full bath off the living area. Exit the second door into the outdoor stone shower. It is made with local stone and is decorated with seashells. There is a rectangular opening facing the harbor. Enjoy the experience of showering under the star-filled sky overlooking the mellow glow of the Coral Bay evening. There is an arched doorway leading onto the covered porch
The spacious upstairs covered deck features a porch swing, an outdoor living room set and a beautiful outdoor dining table.
There are two ways to access the downstairs bed, bath and covered porch. You can use the the beautiful indoor cherry spiral staircase or use the outdoor stairs that wrap around from the front door to the downstairs covered porch. The pool deck is a half flight down from upstairs and a half flight from the downstairs bedroom. The downstairs bedroom features a queen bed, oversized dresser, nightstands and a small closet. There is a 32' plasma flatscreen tv mounted in the bedroom, along with a DVD/DVR player.
There is also a half-bathroom on this level. Opening the sliding glass door brings you out onto the downstairs covered porch.
Coral Bay is located on the quiet, mellow side of St. John. A 2-minute drive down the hill will bring you to a variety of shopping, restaurant and entertainment options. Beaches and the National Park hiking trails can all be found a short distance away.
You'll definitely want a rental car so you can take advantage of some of the most pristine views of the lush, tropical hillsides and aqua blue seas. The 'busy' town of Cruz Bay is a 20 minute drive away.
This house has been an ongoing dream of ours and we have taken great pride in the construction of it. You can see our hard work on our blog that can be found on Google under anchorageaweigh.com.
We have completed a gorgeous 10 x 20 mosaic tiled swimming pool overlooking the harbor, with a 600 sq. ft. pool deck and adjacent tropical garden. Part of it is shaded by a huge royal palm tree and part is under cover of a shaded porch. The pool is a saline pool - meaning there is very little chemical use. Your hair, skin and clothing will not be affected as they might with a chlorinated system.Read more
Anchorage Aweigh-Private 1 or 2 BR Villa Coral Bay, Saint John
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Last updated on July 25, 2014
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Left on 02/28/2014 for a stay in February 2014 | Carol and Matt
Just returned from a wonderful stay at anchorage aweigh. The house was immaculate and just as described in the listing with spectacular views down into Coral Bay. The outdoor area had such extremely comfortable furniture (dining table too) that we rarely spent a moment inside. We enjoyed the use of the pool, which with it's southern sunny exposure was warm enough for us even in February. The kitchen was well stocked and even had spices, oils, condiments, etc for our use.
The house is located up Seagrape Hill, which is a completely paved road (not all secondary roads are in St. John). It was an easy drive down to Coral Bay where we greatly enjoyed the local restuarants Skinny Legs, Aqua Bistro and especially the Coral Bay Caribbean Oasis (we got delicious and inexpensive take-out from them). We also found the location to be centrally located to all our favorite beaches, whether on the North Shore, East End, or Salt Pond area.
The owners were extremely easy to work with and very prompt at answering all my questions.
Fabulous couples getaway!
Left on 11/21/2013 for a stay in November 2013 | Laura Fisher
This house was an incredible getaway for us. A second honeymoon after 22 years! Great privacy - beautiful pool - - incredible views fo Coral Bay - easy access to wonderful beaches - national parks - national reefs, etc... A great retreat in a beautiful location. Be sure to check out Skinny Legs for a great burger at the bottom of the hill and Miss Lucy's for great food and an opportunity to dine with domesticated goats and a cat. Great community! Will definitely return to anchorage aweigh if our travels take us back to Usvi! Great hosts from afar.
"It's not Heaven, just paradise."- best honey moon spot ever!
Left on 09/16/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | Bailey
Anchorage aweigh provided an absolutely perfect place for my husband and I to stay while we were on our honey moon on St. John!
The house was very modern, quaint, and romantic. We loved all of the outdoor space, and the outdoor shower was amazing. The house had everything we needed for cooking, making drinks, and going to the beach (coolers, towels, beach chairs).The air condition in the bedroom was definitely a plus, even though with the windows open upstairs the temperature was perfect.
We loved eating breakfast and drinking coffee out on the deck in the morning, packing lunch and taking a cooler to all of the beautiful beaches in St. John. We went to a new one every day, all within 20 minutes or so from the house. The pool was so nice to have as well, and we loved to either start or end the day having a cocktail and reading in the comfortable chairs there.
Once we became acclimated with the intense hills and driving, all the stress melts away on St. John. Anchorage aweigh was definitely a big part of that, as it is very private and quiet, yet close enough to restaurants in Coral Bay and Cruz Bay. Loves and Lill's Market were within 5 minutes for quick groceries and Star Fish Market in Cruz Bay was only 25 min away. We loved staying in Coral Bay, as it was definitely peaceful with breathtaking views.
We were very happy we brought bug spray though, as the mosquitos were pretty thick--especially after a rain.
We asbsolutely loved our stay and will definitely return to this little piece of Heaven on Earth! Thank you for sharing it with us!
That's what I'm talking about.
Left on 02/28/2013 for a stay in February 2013 | Weary execs
Privacy. Views of Coral Bay. Comfort. Anchorage aweigh had it all, packed into a one BR with a wonderful pool and view of Coral Bay. Kitchen utensils, towels, chairs, grill, deck furniture were all selected with the same care you would for your own home.
Sara and Jake
Wedding and Honeymoon Heaven
Left on 11/15/2012 for a stay in November 2012 | Sara and Jake
Our stay at anchorage aweigh was unreal. The privacy was astounding, and the view was breath-taking. The only thing that threatened our comfort in the villa was the mosquitos, but the villa equips you with an electric flyswatter that takes care of that! The kitchen had everything you could possibly need to cook, but we never made it to that point because Skinny Legs and Donkey Diner down the hill were too tempting! Besides those, there are plenty of restaurant options in Coral Bay. We spent every day at the beach, so it was nice that anchorage aweigh is only 5-10 minutes away from the most beautiful beaches in the world. The air-conditioned bedroom was a lifesaver, too. We slept like babies. Oh, and the pool! So refreshing! The night before our wedding, I stayed in the Westin so we could get ready separately. I can honestly recommend anchorage aweigh over a 4-star resort any day! Thank you so much for letting us stay in your beautiful home!
We found the perfect place to stay.
Left on 02/02/2012 for a stay in January 2012 | J Henry
We could not have been more happy with our stay at anchorage aweigh. It is a short drive up Sea Grape Hill, which is a fun hill to drive. Look the video up on Google! Marc met us at the villa and gave us a quick rundown of information. The minute we walked in we knew we had made a great choice. The villa was fresh and clean. Everything about it was perfect, the view, the pool, the location. The owners have thought of everything you could every need. The ipod dock was great to listen to our music while sitting on the deck taking in the view, they have a complete kitchen and all the utensils that you will need to fix dinners there, as the restaurants get quite expensive eating out every night. Coral Bay is the quieter side of the island, and that is just what we wanted. There are plenty of restaurants and bars to choose from in Coral Bay. We brought hot cereals and some bagels with us to have for breakfast at the villa. Then we would head out to one of the beautiful beaches or a hike that are a short drive from the villa. After a morning/early afternoon at the beach, we came back to the villa for a shower and to relax in the pool and then out to dinner. The outdoor shower is lovely...either taking a shower during the heat of the day or under the stars. The only person I would caution is someone that has problems with stairs, as there is a steep spiral staircase that you have to go up and down to get to the bedroom. We loved it, but someone that has a problem with stairs may not. Otherwise, this villa is awesome!
Dream vacation come true
Left on 11/29/2011 for a stay in October 2011 | anniversary trip
We read so many great reviews about this rental, including the owner's blog about its construction, we decided to spend our 20-years-late-honeymoon in St. John. The villa is everything that you might read; beautiful, quiet, semi-secluded, well-appointed and convenient, comfortable. Mark, the property manager, was helpful and in touch with us via email before our arrival. He met us at the ferry when we arrived and had our rental car waiting for us. The entire trip couldn't have been easier. Little touches like beach chairs, coolers, and beach towels made our trip packing a lot easier and our stay even more convenient. The road and driveway are steep but after a couple of times up and down you get used to it. We were enchanted with the sights and sounds from the villa; children playing in the schoolyard, the church bells and singing on Sunday, wild donkeys and chickens, a chorus of insects humming at night, the amazing view of the bay. The pool was clean and we enjoyed it every day. I couldn't say enough about the whole experience. I hope we can return!
A Week that was Quiet, Relaxing, and Beautiful
Left on 10/22/2011 for a stay in September 2011 | Anniversary2011
We had a wonderful time celebrating our 29th wedding anniversary at anchorage aweigh. The house was so welcoming and decorated very nice.
We enjoyed the swimming pool, outdoor shower, porch views as well as all the other amenities included. The cooler and beach chairs came in very handy to take along to the beaches.
The owners provided someone to meet us at the ferry, take us to get our rental car, buy groceries, and to the house.
Skinny Legs and aqua Bistro were our favorite restaurants. The prices were very reasonable and the food was good. Chauteau Bordeaux is a must for lunch and has awesome views of St John and other neighboring islands.
There are plenty of fantastic beaches within a short driving distance. St. John is a peaceful and beautiful Island to stay on. This was our first visit and we will definitely be coming back.
Patty and Joe
Eastern Shore of Virginia
Second Time around - It's Still our Home away From Home Paradise
Left on 09/13/2011 for a stay in August 2011 | Patty and Joe
My husband and I stayed at anchorage aweigh again in august and it did not disappoint. We stayed there last summer and enjoyed our stay so much that we felt like there was no other place we wanted to stay on our return visit to paradise! The cottage is perfect for two people who want privacy, a convenient location, easy access, as well as comfortable and clean surroundings. The air conditioned bedroom is on the lower level accessed by a spiral staircase. We absolutely love the saline pool! It is the perfect way to begin your day and/or end your day. Nothing like coming "home” from being on the beach all day, fixing your beverage of choice, and floating in the pool! The landscaping around the pool is lovely. The owners have planted palm trees and added an umbrella to provide shade if you want to lounge around the pool during the day. The kitchen is well stocked with all cooking essentials including a refrigerator with an ice maker. We loved beginning our day on the covered porch with our coffee watching the sugar birds and looking at the beautiful Coral Bay harbor and hillside. We feel that anchorage aweigh is an exceptional value for all the amenities that are provided its guest and we hope to return for another visit.
Bill and Gale Smith
Wonderful vacation place with all amenities for total relaxation
Left on 07/24/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | Bill and Gale Smith
We found beautiful snorkeling beaches to meet the needs of the beginner or the advanced swimmers.
We spent time on the wrap a round deck for shade and relaxation any time of day. The kitchen is well equipped for dining in or availability of dining out provides a variety of choices.
We enjoyed the birds and wildlife seen everywhere on the island and most of it within sight from the villa deck.
The pool was great way to begin and end the day or anytime in between.
The views from the villa and pool were exceptional. We were able to watch a storm come across the harbor and see the boats turn in synchronized dance with the change of tide.
Va Beach, Virginia
Left on 06/16/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | islandgirl
Anchorage aweigh was a perfect little slice of St. John. With stunning views the owners provide a bit of luxury along with all the comforts of home. It was an ideal romantic setting.
Evenings in the private pool were enchanting with the bright Caribbean sky above us. The outdoor shower is amazing. The outdoor living space and privacy is extraordinary. I love that the villa provides beach chairs, beach towels and coolers (two sizes). The internet connection was a bit flaky, but a quick reset easily fixed the problem.
Easy access to Skinny Legs, The Donkey Dinner, Shipwreck Landing and The Bistro provided plenty of dining options in Coral Bay. Quick beach access at Maho, but Salt Pond is absolutely worth the short hike.
Don't be intimidated by the drive up Seagrape Hill nor the driveway: Scary at first, but easy going after the first run.
The highlights for us were the views, pool and outdoor shower. Definitely would stay at anchorage aweigh again!
Amazing villa with amazing views
Left on 05/29/2011 for a stay in May 2011 | iworktotravel
We just got back from our St. John Usvi vacation and staying at anchorage aweigh was the best decision. While the winding road up to the villa takes some getting used to, it is worth it for the views alone. The house has everything you need: kitchen essentials, wi-fi, cd-mp3 surround sound, swimming pool, etc. They've thought of everything including beach chairs and cooler for your days at the beach. There are great restaurants down the hill and across the bay so no need to cook if you don't want to. We spent about 10 days of "island time" and were sad to leave such a beautiful home and a piece of paradise. Thanks for sharing!
Austin and Afton
We had one of the most relaxing weeks of our lives.
Left on 04/27/2011 for a stay in April 2011 | Austin and Afton
Anchorage aweigh is a fantastic spot for any couple. The location of the house is on the quieter side of St. John, it has a fantastic view of Coral Bay, and provides a great space for 2 people to spend a romantic week together. The house is a 2 story, stacked on the side of a mountain with wrap around balconies on each level. There is a pool and deck area overlooking Coral Bay situated between the 1st and 2nd level of the home. The bottom floor bedroom is air conditioned, which is nice for sleeping. The upper level main living area has plenty of windows to condition the space nicely. There is always a breeze and the temperatures aren't too warm. We loved the full kitchen, stereo with Ipod dock, outdoor dining area, couch, and porch swing. You are definitely in a private area in this home, but you're only minutes away from the restuarants of Coral Bay and St. John's many beaches and National Park area. The owners made it very easy to secure the rental, and their local agent guided us to the home upon our arrival, which was a huge plus. We absolutely loved our stay and would recommend it to anyone.
Dean & Anne Smith
25th anniversary/2nd Honeymoon
Left on 04/26/2011 for a stay in April 2011 | Dean & Anne Smith
We were St. John first timers and did we make the right decision. St. John was the perfect island, Coral Bay was the perfect town, and aA was the perfect villa for what quickly became our second honeymoon, which was even more memorable than the first. A lot of the credit for that goes to aA. It was the first villa we clicked on in Vrbo when we began our search. The most important part of the search results was the title for aA which said "Private Romantic Setting”. It could not have been more appropriate. We did some comparison shopping and while some villas were close, nothing else matched the combination of amenities, location, price and reviews.
Our villa favorites: The swing - we sat on it for morning coffee, afternoon and evening rum drinks; the pool; the privacy of the villa and pool. Other things we loved in no particular order: The view of Coral Bay, listening to the bands play at Skinny's and Island Blues down in town, watching the goats and donkeys feed on the school field, feeding the hummingbirds, banana quits and other birds, watching the geckos everywhere, hearing the kids get off the school bus in the morning and having fun instantly, eating our meals at the villa all outside, the entire villa setup and feeling we had when there.
If you're looking for a place to be as relaxed and connected as we felt for our 8 night stay, then this is the villa. It's close to town and the beaches in each direction yet had enough of that secluded feel. We enjoyed a different beach everyday and ate out some of our meals, but always felt totally at home coming back to aA for a dip in the pool and maybe eating dinner in at night. The kitchen, bathrooms, shower and bedroom all perfectly met our needs. We didn't even turn the TV on after the 3rd day since we were enjoying each other, the villa and the island so much. Our e-mails to Pat & Scott and Marc Miller (Manager) were all answered promptly and with all the information we needed for our stay.
Lisbeth and Kell Hvolbol
Relaxing in paradise
Left on 03/04/2011 for a stay in February 2011 | Lisbeth and Kell Hvolbol
Everything you read on the website is true. We had a wonderfull stay, the spot is perfect when you like to go to the different beaches for snorkling or hiking the trails.
Loved the sunsets from the porch, can't beat the view from the pool and it's on our return list.
A Perfect Getaway
Left on 01/12/2011 for a stay in January 2011 | GCW
Highest praise goes to the owners of this home. They think of everything to make your stay hospitable and comfortable. We want to go back as soon as we can!
Jim & Kathy
Lovely, private villa with beautiful views
Left on 11/09/2010 for a stay in November 2010 | Jim & Kathy
We had a wonderful 10 day stay at anchorage aweigh. The view of Coral Bay is breath taking. The features we enjoyed the most were the pool, porches and the shower with a view. Everything on the property website is true - no surprises. Coral Bay is our favorite island town and we look forward to returning to anchorage aweigh
A view, the pool & a rum punch! Perfection!
Left on 11/04/2010 for a stay in October 2010 | A view, the pool & a rum punch! Perfection!
Since we are not "resort" type of vacationers this house was perfect! Allowing us so much privacy, so much comfort, seclusion, and just a great overall experience!
The house was in Coral Bay and it was great, Cruz Bay was just a short drive and there are some great places to eat there in Coral Bay (Skinny Legs is amazing). If you want to stay in, which we did, the kitchen was greatly appointed and we didn't need for anything.
I don't think my wife and I will ever forget our time at anchorage aweigh, thank you so much for opening your great home to us! Read more
We are always happy to hear that guests enjoy our villa! Of course we wondered why the 4 stars. So we inquired because we always want to keep our place up to date and very enjoyable. It turns out that the mattress was not very comfortable. Just to let guests know...we have since returned to St. John and purchased a brand new, plush pillow-top mattress. So, hopefully we have rendered that little issue. Thanks so much for giving us your opinions! That's how we know what we need to change to make it just right!
Patty and Joe
Paradise Home Away From Home
Left on 08/23/2010 for a stay in August 2010 | Patty and Joe
My husband and I have been traveling to the Virgin Islands for many years and have stayed in a different place each time. However, since staying in Anchorage Aweigh, my husband and I feel we have found our "home away from home.” Anchorage Aweigh was an absolutely wonderful place to stay whether you are honeymooning or seasoned married people like us!! My husband and I spent a very enjoyable 12 nights in this little gem of a villa.
It is in a private location with easy road access and conveniently located to several restaurants and small grocery stores. We loved lounging in the pool sipping on our afternoon cocktail after spending the day on the beach. The owners have recently planted palm trees in the pool area which will provide nice shade if you want to spend the day by the pool. The upstairs porch is a great place to sit and read or watch the sugar birds. The villa is small but well furnished and had all the appliances and necessities to cook with! They have supplied beach towels, coolers, backpack beach chairs, floats for the pool, etc. We found that we needed the AC in the bedroom at night especially since we were there in August. There is a flat screen TV mounted down in the bedroom as well as a nice collection of movies to choose from to entertain you on a rainy day.
We loved this place and will return next August and every summer after if possible!!
Beth and Brad
Left on 07/01/2010 for a stay in June 2010 | Beth and Brad
Anchorage aweigh was our first vacation on St John, it was wonderful. The villa was perfect. It was the most relaxing vacation we have ever experienced. We enjoyed staying in Coral Bay, plenty of restaurants to choose. The most beautiful beaches were just a short drive, driving the curving roads were part of the fun. The pool was wonderful. After a day of beaches and shopping it was the perfect place relax and hang out. Anchorage aweigh was fabulous, well appointed, comfortable, beautiful views. We will return soon. I don't know how it could be any better.
The Princes of Denver
Private oasis with breathtaking views
Left on 06/20/2010 for a stay in May 2010 | The Princes of Denver
We felt immediately at home upon arrival at anchorage aweigh. First of all, it was very nice that the manager led us there from Cruz Bay and showed us around. The location is perfect and we loved spending hours taking in the view. The binoculors were a nice touch, along with all of the other amenties such as beach chairs, beach towels and cooler. They were perfect for our daily beach trips. We loved being able to cook in the wonderful kitchen, take a refreshing dip in the pool and use the beautiful outdoor shower with view of Coral Bay. I would love to share this experience in paradise with my family & friends, so I will definitely recommend this to anybody looking for a relaxing getaway. This was perfect for the 2 of us and we hope it remains a rental for a long time!
Tim & Stacie
Grand Haven, Michigan
two perfect weeks
Left on 05/18/2010 for a stay in May 2010 | Tim & Stacie
This house has beautiful veiws and is close to everything in coral bay. A short walk down the hill takes you to the Donkey Dinner or Skinny legs.
The kitchen is great. We cooked alot of our meals at the house. Lots of areas to sit and relax and watch the sail boats below. The bed is very comfortable. (this was very important to me) The pool area has two lounge chairs and two floating cushions. We drink alot of water and you must buy your own,this was a unexpected cost. Everything was so wonderful, we would go back in a heart beat. Read more
Our house now has a Ultra Violet filtration system which provides good drinking water and ice in the refrigerator's ice maker.
MIKE AND BONNIE
BEST PLACE IN CORAL BAY AREA
Left on 03/09/2010 for a stay in February 2010 | MIKE AND BONNIE
BEST PLACE FOR A COUPLE. OWNERS REALLY DID A LOT OF WORK TO TO MAKE THIS ONE OF OUR BEST VACATIONS! PRIVATE AND A GREAT PLACE ALSO FOR A HONEYMOON COUPLE. SMALL, BUT VERY WELL DONE. HOPE TO RETURN, BUT THEY ARE BOOKED FOR 2011.
YOU CAN'T GO WRONG! LOVE THE PLACE.
Sweet Living Above Coral Bay
Left on 03/05/2010 for a stay in February 2010 | Rob
Anchorage Aweigh was the perfect place for us to spend our second trip to St.
John in so many years. Nestled above the quiet harbor of Coral Bay, the views
are awesome, the appointments and details of the house fantastic, and
breakfast on the balcony each morning something not to be forgotten. The
pool is a highlight, providing a peaceful oasis for sunset drinks and snacks
after long days of hiking and hanging around the beach. We loved the grill and
the kitchen....perfectly stocked and outfitted. Marc, the property manager, was
perfect too: he drove us out to the house, got us settled quickly, and showed
us all the perks. We felt right at home within minutes. Anchorage Aweigh is
the ideal mix of feeling part of the island and miles away from it all. A great
spot for a romantic and relaxing week. We'll be back.
We didn't want to leave
Left on 02/24/2010 for a stay in November 2009 | JanetD
My husband and I spent a week at Anchorage Aweigh. It is the absolute
perfect villa for a couple. After following owner’s blog, it was great to see
the finished product. A lot of effort was put into this villa. Lot of attention
to details from the tropical wall hangings to the small shells embedded in
the walls of the outdoor shower.
The kitchen is well equipped for dining in or to pack a cooler for the beach.
Back-pack style beach chairs, beach towels and a cooler are also provided.
The pool, with it’s comfy lounges and float, is a great place to relax after
that busy day at the beach or to just relax the day away. The villa has a fun
spiral staircase and great outdoor shower. The bedroom has AC and its own
bath and porch.
The upstairs porch was our favorite thing about Anchorage Aweigh. It was
a great place to start the day with coffee and end the day with a night cap.
The sound system with the iPod dock let us enjoy our favorite island tunes
while soaking in the wonderful view, which overlooks Coral Bay Harbor and
the Moravian Church. We loved the view so much that we now have a
picture of it hanging in our living room.
The villa is very modern, clean and comfortable. The owners and on island
manager were a pleasure to work with and very quick to respond to any
The Seagrape Hill location is very convenient to several restaurants, small
grocery stores, gas station and beaches.
Dick and Mary
Lake City, MN
A slice of heaven
Left on 02/22/2010 for a stay in February 2010 | Dick and Mary
John Milton may have created “Paradise Lost,” but Patricia and Scott created paradise!
Our two weeks at Anchorage Aweigh were sheer bliss.
Everything we needed was there for our use, from the kitchen to the back-pack beach chairs for our trips to the beach.
Dining was a pleasure, ranging from eating at some of the many "funky" places in Coral Bay to our favorite, dinner cooked on the grill and eaten by candlelight on the deck.
We loved the total privacy of the villa and found ourselves spending “a day on, a day off” – that is, we’d not leave for a day, just enjoying the decks, outdoor living room, the pool and our books. The next day, it was off exploring, taking a lunch and spending time at one of the many and varied beautiful beaches of St. John. Our favorite was Jumbie, a small, isolated stretch of beach just west of Trunk Bay. (Park just off the highway -- there’s room for 6-7 cars -- and take a short hike through the woods.)
One thing: you’ll never have to again spend money at an amusement park after you’ve driven on St. John. In fact, you’ve probably been on elevators that have less of an incline than many of the roads on the island (including the driveway) -- and the longest straightway we found was perhaps 15 yards long. Once you get used to it, driving there is actually kind of fun!
After all is said and done, the highest recommendation we can make is to say we’re planning on coming back again and again.
GREAT WINTER GETAWAY!
Left on 01/28/2010 for a stay in January 2010 | Dean/Lisa
Anchorage Aweigh is very private. The deck and pool have amazing views of Coral Bay. The kitchen was lovely, the internet worked fantastically. My favorite spot was in the pool on the float watching the goats graze on the soccer field down by the bay! The location is wonderful; close to great restaurants like Shipwreck, Miss Lucy's, Sweet Plaintains, Skinnylegs, AquaBistro. Lily's market was close by and convenient. We enjoyed Maho Beach and Caneel Bay as well as Trunk and Cinnamon Bays. I enjoyed just being in the pool the most, no mosquitos. The ipod dock worked great. This is a great house for a romantic getway. We want to return in 2011!
Cape Cod, MA
Left on 01/26/2010 for a stay in January 2010 | LynneHella
My husband & I celebrated our 10 year anniversary at Anchorage Aweigh in St. John for one week in January. It was truly paradise and the only negative thing I can say was that we had to leave. The house was just perfect for two. It was very private with a spectacular view of Coral Bay and all the amenities including a gourmet kitchen and gas grill. The outdoor shower was awesome - so perfect with the little window to see the harbor and the beautiful rock and shell detail. From the balcony, you have a great view of all the locals coming and going in the town below as well as watching herds of goats and the occassional donkey making their way down the street. There is nothing better than sitting on the swing in the evening with a drink looking at Coral Harbor and listening to music from Sputniks below us. The pool was a must for us and we enjoyed every minute of it. There is lovely landscaping around the pool deck attracting butterflies and hummingbirds which were flitting around while we swam. It was wonderful coming back to our own little oasis away from the crowds in Cruz Bay. Anchorage Aweigh is a piece of heaven on earth and we are going to make this our anniversary spot for many years to come.
Forest Park, IL
Left on 12/18/2009 for a stay in November 2009 | Grady
What a wonderful time!
Anchorage Aweigh is in the perfect location! As you taxi through St. Thomas and ferry across to Cruz Bay, you can see they have their qualities. But then, you drive east to Coral Bay, and realize what scenic, intimate caribbean vacationing is about.
The Anchorage Aweigh cottage sits on a hill in Coral bay with only 2 or 3 other properties, a beautiful view of the bay, the school, the moravian church, and the verdant hills. As you pull into the driveway, you realize how much better a decision it was than a resort, condo, or an attached estate property. We noticed the new gas grill, the sitting bench, the flowering plants surrounding the cottage, and the inviting pool. Inside, the kitchen is well designed, well equipped, clean, and modern. We appreciated the gas range, the blender, the cookware, and the contemporary dishes. The sitting area upstairs was beneficial at night, but we often preferred to relax out on the wraparound patio. We'd take our coffee and breakfast facing the bay in the morning, listening to music through the iPOD dock and sound system. Showering outdoors was an enjoyable experience, although it's best to try and shower during the day, as the eco-friendly water system becomes less friendly when you're waiting for warm water at night. The pool made for a great afternoon relaxer. It's deep enough to cool you completely, and the privacy fence allows you to sunbathe. The lower patio makes for an easy transfer out to the pool, and the temperatures stay cool enough in the bedroom to leave the windows and patio door open during the day. The bedroom has a convenient .5 bath, and the bedroom set is a rich, dark, beautiful hue, with a comfortable mattress. We appreciated the multiple lighting options, the full dresser space, and the flat screen tv.
Overall, a great experience that surpassed our expectations!
Thanks so much to Scott and Patricia for making this a wonderful stay!
Relaxation in Paradise!
Left on 11/18/2009 for a stay in October 2009 | Katy Decker
My husband and I stayed for a week at Anchorage Aweigh and we loved every minute of it. The owner were very easy to work with in making our reservation, and the fantastic service began immediately on arrival. The on-island property manager picked up our rental jeep for us and met us at the ferry dock. He then waited while we shopped for groceries and led us to the villa. He also checked in with us a couple of times to make sure everything was going well. We loved the location in Coral Bay--it truly feels like a world away--but be aware that it's a 20 minute drive up and down winding roads to get to and from Cruz Bay, so plan your activities accordingly. The villa itself is absolutely stunning--it's very quiet and felt very private, perched above Coral Bay Harbor with beautiful views from the wraparound porches and open air shower. The kitchen is well stocked and we enjoyed coming back after a day exploring the island to make dinner. The air-conditioned bedroom is very comfortable. The pool is beautiful, and it really made our stay feel more luxurious. We couldn't recommend Anchorage Aweigh highly enough for a wonderful week on St. John.
I found a caribbean treasure !
Left on 11/03/2009 for a stay in October 2009 | tundrarules
This place was absolutely wonderful. The owners and property manager have thought of every detail to make your vacation the best ever. Both the owners and property manager were very helpful in all questions.
The place is stocked with two beach chairs, a cooler, ice packs for the cooler, and much more. There's a gas grill and a fully stocked kitchen. This place was built by two school teachers that live in Anchorage. They love St. John and made their dream come true by building this place. The best part is, we get to share their piece of paradise. I suggest you do a Google search on Anchorage Aweigh and read their blog.
The shower and the pool sold me on this place. The views from both are breathtaking. You must rent a Jeep and explore the North Shore beaches. Our favorite beach was Coral Bay. You will be very pleased if you pick this place. Be sure you read the forums for advice on your St. John trip.
new york city
Left on 10/26/2009 for a stay in October 2009 | johnson
this small villa was like a home away from home for us. the pool is a perfect oasis after a day out hiking or on the beach. the owners have done a great job in furnishing the place and provide practically everything you need. getting to the house (and up the driveway!) is always an adventure in itself, and we love the quietness of coral bay. although secluded enough, we liked that there were bars and restaurants just down the hill if we felt like eating out. finally, we very much enjoyed the sounds of the wildlife around the house: frogs, birds, and even the goats grazing in the field below! we'd love to come back!
Left on 08/18/2009 for a stay in March 2009 | Jersey
We loved our stay at Anchorage Aweigh. The view from deck is a great way to wake up with your coffee or relax after a busy day in the sun. The swing overlooking Coral Bay quickly became our favorite spot. The house is adorable and the kitchen was well stocked. (We couldn't eat out every night.)
We enjoy the unspoiled side of Coral Bay so the location was perfect. We could enjoy all our favorite snorkling spots out on the East End and restaurants in town. Kayaking is great in the Bay and so was the hiking. The beaches are not crowded and you really feel like you have gotten away, and yet if you crave more Cruz Bay is a short drive.
Patty and Scott have the perfect get-away, comfortable and affordable for a couple. Whether you want to have an active day, or just relax on the porch on the comfortable lounge chairs, or swim in the pool, I would highly recommend their place. We had a memorable time!
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