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The Secret Seashell - Estate Fortsberg

View Video3 Bedrooms | 3.5 Baths | 6 Max. Guests

The Secret Seashell

Available March 19-25
Take a Break this Spring!

The Secret Seashell is a brand new owner-built, 3-bedroom, 3.5-bath masonry villa located in the Coral Bay area, on the pristine and remote peninsula of Fortsberg Estate.  This is the ideal setting for complete relaxation, to disconnect from fast-paced distraction.  


The covered masonry balcony is a luxurious place to soak in the peaceful surroundings. The view is entirely private, with not another house in sight, surrounded by purifying natural elements in one of the most beautiful spots in the world...

A gorgeous rocky beach is located within walking distance of the house.  From the balcony, enjoy the relaxing rhythm of waves rolling over the rocks.

Natural surroundings

.The Great Room

The stately great room is designed with an open Caribbean-style floor plan, with a fully equipped and modern kitchen looking out into a gracious sitting area and the breathtaking private view beyond.

An expansive paved driveway takes you from the dirt road to The Secret Seashell, with a majestic view of the ocean and the curvilinear coastline of Coral Bay.



Listen to the waves from the comfortably furnished poolside gazebo.


The three bedrooms have full private baths and air conditioning.  The two lower bedrooms each have small refrigerators and coffee makers.  The master bedroom upstairs has a large outdoor shower connected to the private bath. 

.On beach, looking towards Coral Bay

The special area of Estate Fortsberg, where Secret Sea Shell is located, is pristine and private, along a private dirt road by the edge of the harbor.  It is graced by sunrises, untouched shoreline, ideal for beach combing, and woods that is home to a variety of wildlife including a great many birds.  A corral along the county road leading to Secret Sea Shell provides opportunities for horseback riding in the area.  The National Park, with its hiking trails and gorgeous beaches, is also nearby.  A more desirable situation cannot be found on the beautiful island of St. John.

The charming area of Coral Bay offers convenient shopping and affordable, elegant waterfront dining. 


Ideal Location

The thoughtful design of Secret Seashell enables it to be rented as both a three-bedroom for six or, alternatively, as a one-bedroom luxury villa for two, as the downstairs two-bedrooms can be closed off.   


The Secret Seashell's epic location is what makes this villa so special.


This new house is tastefully, comfortably furnished.


This magnificent villa opened for guests in February 2011!  Be among the first to enjoy the novelty of this pristine and private location.

Waterfront infinity pool

The waterfront infinity pool spotlights the incredibly pristine and remote location of this brand new villa--in Estate Forsberg, Coral Bay.... 

Pool at night

The pool at The Secret Seashell is the ideal spot for a romantic night swim....

The Secret Seashell is a non-smoking villa.

The Secret Seashell is a stunning brand-new 3 bedroom ocean front villa with an infinity edge pool, gazebo, masonry balconies and luxurious appointments. It is located in the very precious and pristine area of Estate Fortsberg, Coral Bay, with barely another house in sight...

The Secret Seashell Video
Beds Baths Location In Season Off Season Holiday Max Guests
3 3.5 Estate Fortsberg $3,850/1-2

In Season: Dec. 15 - April 15
Off Season: April 16 - Dec. 14
Holiday Weeks: Christmas, New Year's, and Presidents Weeks

Rates shown are for weekly rentals.Prices listed do not include 12.5% VI hotel tax and $35 damage insurance fee.

Available March 19-25
Take a Break this Spring!

In Season: Dec. 15 - April 15
Off Season: April 16 - Dec. 14
Holiday Weeks: Christmas, New Year's, and Presidents Weeks

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A/C (In Bedrooms) Internet Kids allowed
Pool (Swimming Pool with infinity edge) Audio Sound System TV

We recently stayed at secret seashell for a week. The pictures are impressive but the the place goes beyond expectations.  The view was great, the walk up to the fort at the top of the bluff was a treat.  Took you back in time.  We stayed at the villa a couple of days and did not venture out since it was so peaceful and relaxing.  It is secluded, unlike most St. John villas that have neighbors on all sides.  We loved this.  The pool is perfect and the waterfall made relaxing sounds.  It was large enough to spread out and have privacy.  The great room was spacious and a relaxing atmosphere. The gazebo next to the pool was our meeting and napping place.  I would definitely go back to this villa.  The windspree people answered all our questions before and during the trip.  I do recommend a 4 wheel drive for when you go off road.

Gary C. , 12/2015

This was our 7th year coming to St John, and we are fortunate that they’ve all been in the Coral Bay area. This is our 3rd year we’ve stayed at SS and couldn’t be more pleased once again. The house is situated in such a private and beautiful setting that makes you feel like you have the island to yourself. There was some construction going on by the shore, so morning quiet time was interrupted on occasion but didn’t tarnish the stay whatsoever. The house itself is as great outside as it is inside. We travel with grandma who is 85 this year, and she can get around with ease on the main level and patios. The inside is well equipped in the kitchen, and if you want entertainment, it has all the bells and whistles too. The outside patios and gardens is our favorite areas. When we are at the villa, we spend almost all hours on the covered patio taking in the breezes and views of Coral Bay, Hurricane Hole, East End and BVI’s. We are so blessed to call SS our home of the week and feel so comfortable there. We hope to be back again next year. As far as the area, well it’s STJ & Coral Bay and that says it all, but for those who are new to this quiet side, you won’t lack in amenities. The new Dolphin Market was well stocked and the new Indigo Grill’s pizza was fantastic. We picked it up twice to bring back and eat under the stars. Shipwreck Landing is still one of our favorites, and I would be remiss if I didn’t mention our traditional visits to Skinny’s for great burgers and live music. We love all the beaches but call Maho and Hawksnest our favorites. The hiking was great, but Paddleboarding is now our favorite activity. We dearly love the island and pray it stays just as it is for future generations to enjoy and embrace. Thanks for everything Windspree and Secret Sea Shell.


Thank you so much for opening your beautiful home. This is our 2nd stay at Secret Seashell andwe loved it just as much the 2nd time. The view here is amazing as are all of the amenities! It’s the perfect island paradise setting. So many great memories made here on St. John and the Secreat Seashell. Thanks again!

Until Next time!

Jeff, Emily, Cameron, Andy, Sean, & Kylee , Chattanooga & Knoxville, TN , 07/2015

Thank you so much for opening your home, it is one of St. Johns treasure. We absolutely loved our stay! If we ever have another opportunity to come to St. John, we will be back!!

The Lemeris Family , Enfield, CT , 05/2015

Since the early 70s we have visited St. John. 15 times, the las 12 trips in Coral Bay. This is our 3rd visit to Secret Sea Shell. 11 weeks there in total. It is truly unbelievable, the tranquillity, beauty and intimacy is unsurpassed. Thank you for allowing us to fall in love with your beautiful home.

We will be back…. Until next time.

Debbie & M ike Crismore , Peoria, IL , 02/2015

Thank you for a beautiful stay in your lovely home here on St. John. We have been to the island about 8 times in the last 30 years. One of our best friends who came here in 81’ after college decided to stay and make a life here! And happy to say it worked out so well. He and his family live nearby here so the proximity has been just great. We love Coral Bay and your home is so comfortable and beautiful appointed. . We took care of your hummingbirds J I hope the next renter keeps it up. They are so beautiful. Thanks again….

Nancy, Rob, David, Kelly, & Sarah , Redding, CT , 01/2015

You have a beautiful home. We have been so relaxed and comfortable here. Thank you so much for sharing this paradise. It is by far one of the best places we have stayed. It looks as though you put a lot of thought into the many things. I don’t know how the view could be anymore beautiful. The sound of the waves is so relaxing. My family enjoyed the conch shells and other shells incorporated into the walls. One of my favourite things was feeding the hummingbirds within 10 min of putting the feeder out. I had 5 birds eating and everyday there have been more. We love the pool outside sitting area. We could go on and on about your home, location, and the island. It was a wonderful week! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Gary & Robin Collins, Racheal & JOsh Doebel , Davenport, Iowa and San Diego, California , 01/2015

Thank you for sharing your stunning home with us. We had an amazing tip. Some highlights were Cinnamon Bay shipwreck shackles at shipwreck landing, the wild donkeys and a beautiful white dolphin. The memories of secret sea shell will live on in our hearts forever!

PS. The Dr. Dreadful board game is hilarious

Sarah, Jon, Mark, Anhm, & Lori , 01/2015

This was our first stay in Fortsberg, after many trips to St. John. As far as we are concerned your home is the "Gem" of the area. We were thrilled with your landscaping and choice of plants. The view was incredible ,and the amenities in your home gave us total relaxation.

Our stay seemed much too abbreviated. You have a " Hidden  Treasure" of a house which we enjoyed immensely. Thank you for your hospitality and willingness to let others share and enjoy the perfect island get away destination.

Carol,Dave,Will and Kate , N.C. , 07/2014

What an amazing place to spend 2 weeks on our 30th anniversary celebration! It was a perfect house to introduce our children to the beauty of St.John! Our Daughter and son-in -law celebrated their 1st year anniversary in addition to our 30th.. This was our 7th trip to St.John and the Secret Sea Shell created some of our most favorite memories of the Island we love. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful house and experience for our family!

Holly, Carey,Nicole,James,Douglas and Tamaki , Austin,TX , 06/2014

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