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Brand New for 2016- Romantic, Fully Loaded Relaxing 2 Bedroom for 1 or 2 Couples

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Private, Two Level, 2 BR, 2.5 Bath, Pool and Spa, Million Dollar Gorgeous Views

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!

Greg Kinslow
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Seagrape Hill in Estate Emmaus

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower , Outdoor large stone shower, marble vanities and vessel sinks
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Waterfall Sea glass tile, marble vanities/ vessel sinks
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , powder room
  • Outdoor stone shower with marble vanities and modern vessel sinks.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Mater Suite 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Lower Level Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Comfy Serta king upstairs and queen downstairs with large couches and extra bedding/futon upon request. Prefer just two couples
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Beyond Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

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 :)

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh, you are too kind!
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Absolutely amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West River, Maryland

Beautifully appointed property

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Views

  • 5 of 5

THE VIEWS!!!! Sea Palace Retreat was an amazing place to spend our anniversary. We woke up every morning excited to take in the views of Coral Bay and Hurricane Hole! Greg is great to deal with-he responds quickly to questions but allows you total privacy. We loved the huge deck, the outdoor shower and nicely equipped kitchen. We miss St. John already!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Villa

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I just finished a week at this villa and we were very happy. Greg was great to work with and was very responsive. The villa is very comfortable and well appointed. We really didn't need anything that wasn't provided by Greg, he thought of everything. The villa sits up high on Sea Grape Hill and gets a fair amount of trade winds to keep things cool and keep the bugs away. We brought repellent and never really felt we needed it at all while at the house. Kitchen is really nice and we prepared some of our dinners at the house. Pool and hot tub were great as was the bed and furniture in the living room. The views are incredible from the back deck. We like Coral Bay so this was an excellent choice for us our second time visiting. Would definitely stay here again when we come back.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Luxury House with everything you might need on Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here at the end of July, this villa is top notch. I am hesitant to review this place as the secret will be out...book it now and book it fast (just don't book it the next time I want to go). This is a Coral Bay villa on the quiet side of St John, it's up a steep street (all streets in St John are steep) with a few switch backs to get to the villa. Wasn't an issue with our Suzuki Jimmy. As far as accommodations, this place is top notch, stone work is flawless. Look at the pictures they aren't lying...that is your view, that is your huge kitchen, that is the great stone outdoor shower! Greg was a great host, showed us around and was available for any questions we had. There was plenty of food nearby, the legendary Skinny Legs was right at the bottom of the hill, Indigo Grill was 100 yards the other way. There was some souvenir shopping at the bottom of the hill also. This is close to all the east end beaches as well as some of the north shore beaches. If you are looking to stay in Coral Bay, just click request, you won't be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
St Thomas
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Skinny Legs/ Indigo
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Cruz Bay
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
St Thomas
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Indigo/ Skinny Legs
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: recommended

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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Seagrape Hill, St John

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Peak
9 Apr 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
Mid Peak
17 Nov 2018 - 17 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
Christmas/ New Years
18 Dec 2018 - 29 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £31 per night, per additional guest
1 Jan 2019 - 28 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £31 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £358.7
Additional guest per wk £143.48

additional fees for over 2 guests. 1 extra-$200, 2 $200, 3rd $200, 4th $200 per week. Prefer to rent to 2 or 4 adults/ couples, no kids, teenagers 16 and over. Rent main level 1br for 2 or lower level for 4. No shared area with anyone but your guests. Very private 5% discount on over 7 night stays

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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