In 1985, a guy and his wife sailed into Coral Bay enjoying an extended honeymoon which lasted fifteen years. During that time two daughters were born and raised on their sailboat. Eventually the beauty of the island compelled them to build a home in Coral Bay, VISTAS SUPREME. Fast forward twenty-five years when my daughters and myself designed and physically built a dream villa utilizing our vast living experience here on island.
Our greatest construction concern was withstanding the Caribbean’s hurricane seasons. For that reason, the entire structure is built with poured concrete including the decks and roof. Our family stayed at HARBOR MASTER in 2017 for Hurricanes Irma and Maria. She is a fortress and kept us comfortable, safe, and in relative quiet during the storms. HARBOR MASTER is strong but has the warmth of Caribbean living. Turquoise stained T&G Cyprus covers the 16-foot vaulted ceiling. Tiled floors and family artwork adorn the walls. And much nautical paraphernalia, both inside and out are unexpected gifts from Irma and Maria. Hurricane sliders 8’x16’ in front and 8’x12’ on pool side offer panoramic views of Coral Bay from anywhere in the Great Room and cool trade wind breezes!
HARBOR MASTER embodies the best criteria for a dream vacation, offering a peaceful retreat with private gate access. It is located strategically above Coral Bay affording full view of yachts entering and leaving the harbor, very much like the view a harbormaster would have. The panorama beyond includes hurricane holes, East End, the Sir Francis Drake Channel and parts of the BVI. Three hundred feet below our local villagers are nestled along the harbor’s edge. Several restaurants with live entertainment dot our harbor. Beaches and hikes are within 15 minutes of the property. There’s a local grocery store, bar, and beach rental gear, a minute drive down the hill. Fresh local organic greens can be purchased just around the corner at Josephine’s.
Our mountainous terrain necessitates building homes multileveled, which is perfect for mountain goats. But the living area of HARBOR MASTER is one level, the great room and kitchen, bedrooms, outdoor bathroom, pool and almost 800 feet of tiled decks. Each bedroom has their own AC units, dressers, reading lamps, and a closet. You can enjoy the breathtaking sunrises from your bed through two picturesque windows.
Our pool is spacious and deep, 6 feet deep, which could be a problem for non-swimmers, young or old. But the bench seat within is ideal for cocktails at the Happy Hour and pool floats allow you to relax in its depths. An outdoor shower allows you to enjoy the tropical landscaping while hearing the banana quits and humming birds in the garden. Stacked rocks resemble the historical ruins throughout St. John and bring a unique flavor to the gardens, which house 13 different types of palms. The pool is surrounded by this lush garden, giving you a comfortable sense of privacy. There are 4 lounge chairs for sunbathing and Adirondack chairs with tables for relaxing on the pool deck.
The kitchen is spacious and equipped for serious chefs, who will enjoy cooking with a view and the marbled island seats six comfortably. Our custom-built dining table made from reclaimed teak debris, not only accommodates six plus, it’s perfect for that evening card game. We do have WiFi and a 55” TV for those wanting to check on the real world. A sectional couch is inviting to enjoy TV entertainment or the beautiful view through the sliders. And for the unwelcome power outages, we have a generator.
Those staying at our villa will be met in Cruz Bay by one of our smiling faces upon arrival and escorted to HARBOR MASTER that first day. The world will be your oyster.