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“Heaven on Earth”
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Stunning views of the Caribbean Sea, Hurricane Hole and the British Virgin Islands are the focus
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Stunning views of the Caribbean Sea, Hurricane Hole and the British Virgin Islands are the focus
Coral Bay Eco-Retreat beckons you to enjoy the Virgin Islands view from your outdoor dining deck
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Stunning views of the Caribbean Sea, Hurricane Hole and the British Virgin Islands are the focus
Coral Bay Eco-Retreat beckons you to enjoy the Virgin Islands view from your outdoor dining deck
Views over the Caribbean Sea,gazing over the horizon,watching brightly lit cruise ships in the night
It's so peaceful that the Banana Quits land on your hand for their morning sugar
Aerial view of location-yellow pen on left is pointing to it
Pawley Island hammock for two is perfect for favorite island sports: hammock warming and star gazing
The colors of the expansive view change throughout the day
House exterior from south
Exterior showing closest neighbor(white roof on left)
Lower BR deck & banana quits in feeder on tree by bed
You're welcomed by a mermaid
Exterior from east showing part of kitchen
Bamboo etagere' in living room wlecomes you with Caribbean books and hiking trail maps,St. John info
Living room bamboo etagere' holds books, magazines, TV/DVD player (no TV reception/DVD only)
'Jenny', a painting by Nevis artist of a legendary goat woman; CBER was once a home for rescue goats
Living close to nature includes visits from local critters: donkeys, deer, sheep, mongoose
View from open-air master bedroom, private deck, bathroom, massage table area, view of Caribbean Sea
Master Bath includes shower, eco-low-water usage toilet, wicker chest, pedestal sink and open view
Sunrise 'Morning Show' is spectacular, peaceful, beautiful, serence way to start the day
Gheckos abound as bug exterminators, crumb cleaners and computer consultants!
Sunrises and sunsets are spectacular and offer meditation and contemplation and a natural light show
Tropical flowers, indigenous plants abound in aqua ceramic planters
Hermit crabs sometimes join you in the kitchen!
Traffic jam Coral Bay style on the Johnny Horn Trail
Did we mention the fabulous sunrise aka as the Morning Show
Exteror from across the valley-shows 44 steps, driveway
Angels, statues, crystals join the natural settings of rocks and trees to create serenity and peace
Upstairs half-bath is open air and shares an outdoor garden shower
View towards Coral Bay harbor overlooks Bordeaux mountain and often captures rainbows
Mural in massage area created by the first guest to stay in Coral Bay Eco Retreat
The deck is the centerpiece for outdoor living with the hammock, grill and glass-top table
exterior from west-upper deck
The historic and beautiful Emmaus Moravian Church, built in 1700's, is the gatekeeper for JH trail
Map/sign at the Johnny Horn Trailhead; 1.5 miles to Leinster Bay
Challenging part of the road to C B E R- requires four wheel drive vehicle/adventurous spirit
Whimsical metal frog statue adorns the massage are garden
Painting by Bahamian artist of Little Girl in Prayer
Painting by Jamaican artist of Caribbean woman cleaning fish; my father & grandfather were fisherman
House on right:Located adjacent to the VINP, perched on a hillside;nearest neighbor is home to left
massage table area/deck adjacent to lower br
Banana quits are so friendly...a bird in the hand!
Tiny gheckos visit bromeliad in bedroom garden
The sugar birds will call you back!
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 2
Coral Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands

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Viktoria1...
Cleveland, Ohio
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Heaven on Earth”
Reviewed 23 November 2013 for a stay in November 2013
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We can’t say enough how much we enjoyed Allison's eco-retreat. The beauty of the surrounding and the welcome feel of the home were incredible.
Every morning you get up with a beautiful sunrise and humming bird with bananaquits hovering around. The location of the tree-house is awesome. The place is located uphill on a winding road, close to the town, but high enough to feel in peace and provide an amazing view of the bays and surrounding hills. The road is hikeable but I would not recommend unless you are really-really determined to get some exercise. I would definitely advise renting 4WD.
We loved that the house was built with preserving environment in mind. The outdoor shower, the rainwater “dishwasher”, the solar powered lights, everything was remarkable and I wish there were more people on this earth that had the same attitude toward the environment as Allison does.
Thank you for everything Allison, you have created an amazing piece of heaven and we cannot wait to come back again!

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Liked best: Location and eco focus
Liked least: We had to go back home
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
22 Nov 2013
Dear Viktoria, Thank you for your kind words. It was a total pleasure to have you at the eco retreat and I so appreciate your upbeat comments and appreciative heart! I hope you get lots of hummingbirds at your little recycled feeder! Let me know if you have any visitors. Hope you can come back soon. I'd love to have you!
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NY
Reviewed 27 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013
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Jsand43
Plaquemine, Louisiana
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Perfect place to get away!!”
Reviewed 2 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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Allison's Coral Bay Eco retreat is an amazing place to visit. Off the grid living is a fun and exciting way to spend your vacation. I highly recommend the Eco retreat to anyone that likes an adventure and is not scared of a little 4-wheel driving. The view from the porch is beautiful, and the sunrises and sunsets are mesmerizing. Allison is a wonderful lady, and a pleasure to do business with. I can't wait for my next trip!

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Liked best: The beautiful view
Liked least: Gets a little warm during bed time
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Management Response
1 Aug 2013
Dear J & L,
Thank you so much for your kind words. I knew you were the perfect guests for my close-to-nature cottage when L was excited (and not freaked out!) to meet Freddy the Frog and family in the kitchen! I hope your daughter loved the frog pictures and stories. You both are so easy-going and real...and so deserving of a vacay after working so hard for so long. It was a pleasure to have you...and the suggestions you gave me have been implemented, so come on back!!! Soon!
All the best, Allison
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Canada
Reviewed 23 May 2013 for a stay in April 2013
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Management Response
23 May 2013
Thanks D. from Newfoundland. It's a joy to have you thawing out in Coral Bay at my house! I'm glad you liked it so much you didn't want to leave. I look forward to having you back, for more peace and another massage!
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CA
Reviewed 12 May 2013 for a stay in June 2012
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Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
A romantic getaway Rugged travelers
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Management Response
12 May 2013
Hi Mukti, Always a pleasure to have you as a guest at my eco-cottage. You bring a true appreciation of down-to-Earth sustainable life without frills, as well as awe of the peaceful sunrises over the sea...the Morning Show, St John style! Thanks for bringing your beautiful soul to Coral Bay Eco Retreat. You're always welcome!
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