An inspired vacation space for one or two, The Rainbow Room is on the quiet, away-from-it-all East End of St. John, sharing the same magical piece of property as the famed Sloop Jones Studio & Gallery.
A stand-alone guesthouse surrounded by lush flora, this breezy one-bedroom has a spacious bathroom, kitchenette, and large porch.
The water view is palm-treed perfection with the hills of Coral Bay in the distance.
The Rainbow Room is in a building separate from the Sloop Jones studio, gallery and main living space. With high ceilings and many windows, the space is always beautifully lit by nature. Your starlit view from bed may very well bring tears to your eyes.
Decorated as a labor of love by the artist with help from his rainbow-making friends, this room is, indeed, like being inside a rainbow.
The grounds are an ode to the spectrum of color made by nature. The gardens, a gallery of tropical flora that include orchids, bougainvillea, aloe, frangipani and exotic bamboo. The vivid color attracts butterflies, hummingbirds and other charming creatures.
You are especially lucky to stay in the Rainbow Room when the jasmine or ylang ylang is in bloom. So heady and romantic is the fragrance that you realize Mother Nature is the most indulgent and sensual artist of them all.
ABOUT THE NEIGHBORHOOD
St. John’s East End appeals to independent spirits, nature-lovers, and people who really love to have some space.
The least-populated area of St. John, there aren’t even any roosters this far out. But there are plenty of donkeys. And goats. In fact, if we forget to shut the gate, they end up at our front door.
The East End offers uncluttered exploration.... roads to ramble, private beaches to scramble and all sorts of sky to appreciate. You get the daily rise and set of the moon and sun. And a starscape that really does take your breath away.
You will definitely need to rent a vehicle.
A three minute walk and you’re at a secluded, private beach.
A 15-minute drive and you’re in wonderfully wacky Coral Bay.
Want to go to the North Shore? Give yourself a good 30 minutes.
You’ll need 45 to get to Cruz Bay.
But the beauty of driving on St. John… it’s all eye candy.