Sea Palace Retreat is a brand new, not shared, private, over the top comfortable, fully loaded 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath rental villa, just opened for 2016/2017, for you to enjoy the most amazing vacation the beautiful island of St. John has to offer. Located in Coral Bay, which was just placed # 4 by New York Times Top 52 Places to Visit in 2016, is the quieter, more preferred side, most return travelers little secret, away from the busier Cruz Bay side. Due to the success of it's neighboring, totally private (not shared) In Harmony Retreat-a relaxing, couples 1br rental- next lot over, the owner was encouraged to have a 2 bedroom, so his large number of return guests wish to travel with another couple or family member, they could have something to accommodate. Well, he took their advice and after 5 years of building Sea Palace Retreat, it's finished! Already has bookings from just passer by inquiries, return guests, word of mouth and really booking up fast for 2016/2017/2018. It's unique design has modern, rustic, gothic, and even castle like characteristics with ruin touches of historic St. John. It is a solid concrete/ stone, non- creaky, well built vacation villa with all the amenities one could need on for a relaxing vacation. The beautiful, Caribbean style, custom stone work throughout, granite and marble counter tops, and vanities, Italian porcelain tile, stoned outdoor shower in the master bath to waterfall like glass in lower level bathroom, guests will enjoy comfort and unique features. There is a modern king size bed in the master suite and a queen in the lower level. A modern, gourmet kitchen and a handy lower level kitchenette will make any one who likes or dislikes to cook on vacation, content. A beyond normal, huge spaced deck with bar, comfy outdoor furniture and stoned powder room, to enjoy the simply amazing, never ending views. One can get plenty of sun as well on the lower, large, sun deck. Enjoy the fun, enticing, refreshing salt pool to sit or lounge( no dried out hair/ skin) or step into the warm, rejuivenating, spa pool under the vast starry sky at night. There is a barbecue grill and picnic bench for fun backyard cookouts ( one of the few rentals that has a yard)with infinity views and even an outdoor shower in front, to wash off from beach. Pick fresh fruit & herbs from the surrounding Caribbean fruit trees or have a romantic dinner on the two- top along the deck railings, just like the top restaurants. A large, flat screen, smart tv with free netflix and high speed internet are provided in the main living room as well as cable tv with vcrs/ movies in bedrooms and lower lounge. There are 2 powerful air conditioners in each bedroom that can handle either entire floor if desired, but most guests get enough cool from the soothing, gentle trade winds, where this home is located on Seagrape Hill. Also keeps bugs away, unlike the lower positioned homes. Paved roads right up to villa. The home can be rented as a 1 level master suite bedroom with lower pools and decks or bring along another couple, friend or family member to enjoy the 2nd bedroom level with separate entrance pathway along side of house or use the wide, spiral stairs. There is enough communal space for all to spend time or escape and have their private time. No children and only teenagers over 16. One or two couples are preferred but additional bedding can be provided for more than 4 with a charge. The owner is experienced in vacation management, having owned and managed several, he knows what renters need and desire. Come discover this amazing, brand new rental, to serve as your deluxe, tropical vacation retreat. Calendar is filling up fast with this new addition to St. John, the wait is over, open for your travel needs-a memorable, relaxing, comfortable vacation with all the bells and whistles, in a prime location! If next door In Harmony Retreat happens to be available, you could rent both places to be close to your travel companions as well, but private. Sea Palace Retreat has it all- to retreat and get away from it all!
- Villa2500 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs1
- Min. Stay5 - 7 nights
Private, Two Level, 2 BR, 2.5 Bath, Pool and Spa, Million Dollar Gorgeous Views
- Calendar last updated:
- 14 Sep 2018
About Greg Kinslow
The owner has managed several top St. John rentals thus built his first-In Harmony Retreat, which is a very successful, popular couples 1br villa. Having been encouraged for a demand from his guests to bring others, Sea Palace was planned and built over the last 5 years. It was designed through years of experience in the travel and entertainment business. The owner is also a professional musician and has worked at most of the villas, playing events and parties over the last 20 years, so has had allot of design influence for what works and does not.
Greg Kinslow purchased this Villa in 2007
Why Greg Kinslow chose Seagrape Hill
Has everything you need for an extraordinary vacation on beautiful island of St John in the Virgin Islands. Not shared with anyone but whoever you bring to choose to spend your vacation with! Perfect place for 1 couple or rent the lower level br with another couple. For 1 couple, you have access to the whole place, just lower bedroom will be locked, since you won't need it. One of the few rentals on St John that has a yard. Paved roads right up to villa and amazing views.
What makes this Villa unique
Sea Place Retreat has all the features to make one or two couples have the most enjoyable, peaceful vacation in a great, quiet location with amazing, million dollar views. So far, most guests are booking to come right back next year.
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Sea Palace Retreat exceeded all of our exceptions! The pictures are breathtaking online, but in person it is even more perfect than we could have ever imagined!!! The views from the villa are amazing. Greg was wonderful to work with and has such a beautiful property that is kept up to perfection. We loved staying in Coral Bay to be away from the busier part of the Island in Cruz Bay. We loved seeing the donkeys and goats on the way up to the villa on Seagrape Hill. This was a perfect villa to celebrate our 10 year anniversary! It was just a trip for the 2 of us, but would be perfect for 2 couples also! We have already booked our next stay and can't wait to come back :)
Oh, you are too kind!
We have stayed in several rental
villas in Coral Bay over the years and have always been happy. The views overlooking Coral Bay, along with the privacy that comes with this side of the island just can’t be beat. However, this rental was the by far the best we’ve come across. The view is spectacular, the pool/hot tub were great, and it was plenty of space for our group of four. We each had our own space to retire to each night. The back deck with views down to Coral Bay was our favorite place to unwind each evening. The house was equipped with absolutely everything we needed for our trip, I was especially impressed with the items available for our use in the kitchen. I would recommend this place again and again, and I can’t wait to return ourselves!
Wow, what a great place to stay. The owner is very friendly and accommodating. Beautiful views all around. A perfect vacation spot!
St. John is still paradise even after the hurricanes
My husband and I travelled to St. John with our two young adult children to celebrate a college graduation and maybe one of our last times to vacation together now that our daughters are entering the adult world of work. We were a bit apprehensive in travelling to the island after the hurricanes, as we were unsure of the conditions of the area. Greg assured us that his villa was fine and that the island was doing well in the recovery process. We arrived at Seagrape after a long day of travel and the view was fabulous. There is loss of foliage all around the island, but you still can't beat the color of the ocean in the USVI. The villa is beautiful and immaculate. It fit our needs well. My husband and I stayed in the upstairs MB and our two daughters stayed in the downstairs area. It worked out fine as they like to have their own space. I loved the outdoor shower, it was great to look out at the view every evening as the sun went down. We had a very relaxing time, as we were exhausted from college graduation events. We slept in every day, enjoyed a leisurely breakfast and then spent the afternoon at a beach. We usually returned to the villa around 5, for a swim in the pool and happy hour. We would shower and then either head out for dinner in Coral Bay or cook in. It was a very relaxing time. This villa is a great location, very nice and the kitchen is well appointed with everything you need. Greg was very friendly and easy to communicate with regarding any questions we had about the villa and the island. I would certainly stay here again.
I cannot say enough good things about this property! Everything was clean and in great condition. The kitchen is spacious with new appliances. The bedroom is tastefully decorated and the bathroom has an amazing outdoor shower. My absolute favorite part is the porch! The view is unreal. The pictures don't do it justice. Additionally, Greg was friendly and easy to work with! He answered all of our questions and was super patient when we had odd requests! We will definitely be back!
Beautifully appointed property
We stayed at Sea Palace for a week. Greg was very easy to work with and very responsive to requests. The house is beautifully designed and appointed with everything you might need. We cooked most meals on the grill and the kitchen was great to work in. We took advantage of everything the villa had to offer. Greg even let us use the hottub next door since no one was in that property during the week we were there. The rum tasting bar was great, I tried the Black strap rum which I liked as a floater on top of my painkiller. Everything worked well. Nice selection of DVDs and Netflix was available on the TV (we don't go much out in the evenings). A/C worked great for the whole floor if you need it. Plenty of beach towels, bath towels and so much space. Almost too much for just the two of us, this is really perfect for two couples traveling together. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Enjoy Coral Bay, the quieter side of St John with million dollar amazing views, plenty of great restaurants, bars, shopping, many beaches to swim and snorkel, hiking, boating, sailing, water sports, live music, etc...the way the Caribbean used to be. Only a short drive to the Cruz Bay side and pretty much anywhere on the island to explore.
Additional pricing information
additional fees for over 2 guests. 1 extra-$250, 2 $250, 3rd $200, 4th $200 per wee-6. Rent main level 1br for 2 or lower level for 4-6pp. No shared area with anyone but your guests. Very private 5% discount on over 7 night stays