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Testimonials for Sail View - Carolina Valley

Kay, thanks very much for the excellent communication and all the help with our recent St. John rental with you at Sail View earlier this month.

Your greeter, Richard, did a very nice job.  I was glad to have a vehicle of any kind arriving after 5 pm, although I couldn't figure out what the "right way" of doing that for everyone else would be, since getting to Cruz Bay before 5 PM from the mainland is not the easiest of challenges.  I especially liked that Richard took it easy on the drive back to Coral Bay.  It took me a few days before the 20 mph speed limit seemed like a limitation!  I thought he gave us a very reasonable but brief orientation when we got to the house.  (We later decided that the drive down from the house would have made a great bobsled run, and that by week's end, I might have been in med=
al contention.)

The six pack  cooler was a nice gift -- nice touch.  Very handy and we'll have nice memories of St. John going forward!

We travel at least 4-5 times a year, and the week we spent at Sail View on St. John was incredibly relaxing and it was one of the best weeks we've spent away from home in the last few years.

Of course the bonus is that we picked the perfect winter to escape Chicago and spend time with you.  But the house was a major part of our relaxation, and your services -- readiness before we arrived, and the greeter service when we got there -- was spot on.


It was a pleasure renting Sail View Villa during our 10 day visit to Coral Bay in St. John. We have rented many different villa's during our St John holiday's and Sail View was enjoyable with distinct views overlooking Coral Bay. Sail View is well equipped including a memorable chef's kitchen with a vast stainless steel counter. The outside porches were perfect to watch the sun rising and setting, very beautiful. Unique design features of the floor plan particularly the marble floors and open shower off the master bedroom reflect the architectural heritage of this Villa. Rent a four wheel drive jeep and enjoy the pleasures of your holiday.

Old Lyme, CT , 12/2014

We loved the house design. The downstairs was perfect for our teenagers. Everyone liked gathering upstairs for breakfast in the am. before heading out for a day in paradise.

We enjoyed sailing to the BVI's with Capt. Phil on "Wayward Sailor".

Snuba diving with Frank who is the BEST!

The food festival with booths of local treats, Hiking the reef bay trail, Petroglyphs and driving was it's own level of entertainment.

We will remember the outstanding reef off Lovango Cay during our sail, Our little frog thaqt hung out on the kitchen sponge one night, going to the wrong jeep in starfish market and the guy not saying anything until we started loading in groceries!! Hilarious.

We appreciated the beautiful landscaping at Sailview, the view of Coral Bay, the critters and a fully stocked villa

Tips and Advice:

Visit Trunk Bay once, It is beautiful: then hit the other snorkel areas. Hike the Reef Bay Trail, Skip Skinny Legs and go to Miss Lucy's!

Bob,Jen,Gates and Bailey , Raleigh,NC , 06/2014

We came to St.John to enjoy the Caribbean atmosphere: the great snorkeling, incredible sea life and beautiful vegetation. Sailview is a great house with lots of amenities. We loved the atmosphere and will be back. We appreciated the overall space,but especially the Kitchen (Which for Italians is a MUST!) We enjoyed Nature, Sea Life, Snorkeling Waterlemon Cay, Salt Pond, Jumbie Bay, Hawksnest, and swimming with the turtles at Maho. Happy Hour at Skinny Legs,Chilling out at Gibney beach, Denis Beach and Jumbie Bay and Cooking pasta with peppers and shrimp at Sailview! 

Jacopo,Jgor& Giovanna , Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy , 06/2014

We came to St.John to introduce our kids to this Island, They Loved it! We appreciated the view,Skinny Legs and close to everything we wanted to do.We enjoyed snorkeling at Salt Pond,Leinster,Little Lamshur and Hansen, Our lasting memories include the drive to little Lamshure, Sailing the shores on "Catania" and swimming with turtles at Hawksnest. Sailview is a beautiful home, perfect for the family,great location.

Thanks for a great week!

Rothermel Family , PA , 05/2014

Thank you for great ammenities,a great view of Coral Bay. We hope to return soon. This is our 6th visit to St.John, it is our favorite place in the world.

Make sure you snorkel Maho Bay around 5pm to see amazing turtles.

We would like an outside shower!

The beds were great as is the view. We enjoyed snorkeling,turtles,hiking,Easter Sunday at little Maho, Donkeys at east end, Concordia dinner, hike down Solomon beach and quiet nights.

Relax,unwind, and enjoy the sun and water... that's what we came for!

The Zeltner Family , NJ , 04/2014

We came to St.John to soak up the sun,swim, warm up and thaw!

I'd like to tell future guests to plan a few eat in meals.

We loved the new toaster and comfy cushions,we appreciate the amenities,great company,cleanliness,spectacular views,lots of storage for unpacked clothes and washer/dryer.

Dancing under the stars,learning how to drive like a native, the beaches,browsing the beach shoips ,boating to Tortola and listening to music in the valley were our highlights.

We will remember the warm temps,so many shades of blue water,exotic vegetation,flowers,hummingbirds,lovely beaches and friendly native people.


Walter and Louise Munroe , S.New England , 03/2014

We came to Sailview to get away from the Chicago winter.

We got engaged!!!

Amazing views,grill,kitchen(we only ate out once the whole time!

We enjoyed sitting on the beautiful balcony and being the only ones at Denis Bay. The snorkeling at waterlemon caye was great and the sunset at Trunkl bay was fabulous too. We hiked Rams Head.

For groceries go to Starfish market

We had a great time and hope to be back!

Keith and Anjali , Chicago,IL , 03/2014

We came to Sailview to snorkel,hike,chill on the beach and explore. Our tips and advice for future guests would be to give the big trucks lots of space or you'll get run over! 

Nice place,good location and great views. We appreciated the nice kitchen,deck with grill,nice beds,Laundry and AC in Bedrooms

We enjoyed snorkeling at Blue cobblestone beach,Salt pond,Waterlemon caye,Haulover,Francis and Drinking mango coladas at skinny Legs while watching the winter olympics on T.V.

Todd and Roxann Wandus , WI , 02/2014

We came to enjoy the Holidays!! 

Steve,Kathy,Elliot,Sarah,Katherine Mabe and Amanda , NC , 12/2013

We came to Sailview to discover Paradise,so hard to leave. Keep Left,Drink Right. Beautiful house,amazing view,Loved the design. Very happy stay! I appreciated the peaceful nights and Loved listening to the frogs!

We enjoyed Salt Pond and snorkelling waterlemon Caye.

I will remember the time I spent with my lovely girlfriend and family and beautiful beaches.

Divina & Riley , SC , 11/2013

Now that I am beginning to recover somewhat from whatever nasty bug I contracted on the way down to beautiful St John's  I wanted to take a moment to tell you how nice the house and island and restaurants (save one) were.

Once we got over the drive up to the house-you probably should advise 4 wheel drive rentals only- the house was very comfortable, stunning views and although we really did not use the kitchen area except for breakfasts, it offered everything we desired.

 I was told by the other family members that the snorkeling was superb, and that is coming from well travelled Caribbean savvy divers. Maybe next visit I can stay well enough to venture out into the sea.

As for dining, the restaurants were very, very good for both lunches and dinners( I actually made 4 of the 7 nights out for dinner-unfortunately one night was Sunday at Concordia where the ONLY menu item was pizza and it was terrible-actually the proper verbiage is a foul mouthed term that will go unmentioned).

 Locals and visitors alike were very friendly and everyone had a very very nice time.

 Hope to be able to get the family back there soon although we were informed that son's wife is expecting #1child and that may put a crimp into international travel for a year or so for them but what a happy announcement we received nonetheless.

Gary , VA , 02/2013

Formerly a Bed & Breakfast, check out what past guests have to say about Sail View.  And while we can't compete with former owner Eilene's banana bread, we do hope you will enjoy the opportunity to rent the entire house:

The place is very nicely located offering breathtaking views of the bay. This place is a hidden gem, a great base to discover the beauty of the island. Banana bread prepared by Eileen was delicious and hard to forget. Overall, the stay at Sailview was the highlight of our trip.

Kasia , Poland , 12/2012

The room is truly spectacular. All of the furniture is handmade and perfectly appointed. The room is spotlessly clean and smells amazing. The fridge was stocked with sodas, beer, fruit, yogurt, half and half, coffee, etc. They provide a cooler and chairs, which we appreciated so much as we beach hopped the whole week. The views are absolutely gorgeous and the outdoor kitchen and cooking area is very convenient.

There are so many things to love about St. John's. Coral Bay is really the place to be. Its quiet and Island rustic- a real get-a-way. Aqua Bistro, Skinny Legs, Ms. Vies and the Tourist Trap were our favorites. We recommend the Ram's head hike, snorkeling at Waterlemon, and kayaking with the group that Eileen recommends. We wished we could've stayed longer and I definitely cried on our last day because I didn't want to to leave. We are already planning our next trip back to Sailview!


The cloud-high view from our Sailview veranda was over fronds, leaves and flowers of every description, into Coral Bay, a sailboat haven nestled between the embracing arms of a lush mountain side, soft with the verdant breath of a tropical paradise...Mike's story is amazing: artist, motion pictures, textile designer, single handed a 21 foot sailboat from Florida to St. John. He lived on a boat for 5 years while he built Sailview--hurricane proof, marble floors and bath, hand-made furniture...(and snorkeling in Trunk Bay)...1000's of schooling neons, occasional black spiny sea urchins, parrot fish, lemon peel (pink with purple stripes), purple fans, anemones, then home to Eileen’s wonderful fruit salsa over fresh grilled mahi. Yeah, it’s that good.

Martin , MI , 06/2012

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