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“Another Awesome St John Expereince”
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View overlooking the 280 year old Moravian church
Enjoy the moon and stars while swimming at night
Pool view looks down onto Coral Bay
Pool level master bedroom
second master bedroom bath
view from downstairs bedroom outdoor shower
Newly added 28 solar panels in our effort to be more green
Awesome snorkeling
Beautiful sunsets
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Coral Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands

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Peggy-Rus...
Harpswell, Maine
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Another Awesome St John Expereince”
Reviewed 13 April 2016 for a stay in March 2016

I have been visiting the island for more than 30 years and for the past decade have been part of foursome who annually choose St John for their vacation. Over those years I have traversed all of the lodging options from camping to villas and have discovered that the Coral Bay area of the island is much more suited for our lifestyles and expected vacation experience.

With each yearly visit we have tried out a new villa as we have searched for the perfect spot for the group. This year found us at Anchorage Aweigh and we are happy to say that we have already booked the villa for 2017 as our search for a better option has ended.

The interaction with Scott & Patricia (the villa owners) was outstanding right from the very beginning (almost a year ago). Although we are veterans of the island they were more than willing to help us make plans if needed.

The villa is a gorgeous home overlooking Coral Bay. The attention to detail in the home is awesome. We found the house immaculately clean and well stocked.

The villa offers 2 equal master bedrooms (one on the main floor and one on the lower floor accessible through interior spiral staircase), both en suite with AC. Both bathrooms offers an outdoor showering experience (the lower shower offered a bit less privacy, a bit less hot water, but a much better view) The king size beds were to die for and the overall privacy was outstanding.

The group started each morning with coffee and breakfast on the wrap around porch with one of the best views on the island. Once we could pry ourselves away from the view it was off to the beach and to enjoy the day. Other then breakfast, we did not eat another meal at the villa (packed lunches for the beach & dinner out) so we can't really review the villa for its ability to provide for more cooking.

As veterans we can offer the following:
Roads - you never are quite sure what you might find for road surface to a villa (we have seen pretty much all over the years). The road to the villa was all paved (with some fairly intense switchbacks) which is a definite plus. The driveway, while fairly challenging initially, was easy to navigate once you got the hang of it. Overall grade A

Kitchen Supplies - Again we were fairly limited in our needs but it appeared that there were enough settings/supplies, and the villa had all of your standard appliances in excellent shape and working order . Overall grade A

Beach Supplies - In addition to Beach Towels, AA provided 4 beach chairs and a couple of coolers for the beach. Overall grade. A

Showers/Hot Water - I had read in previous reviews some concern over hot water. Here is our take. There was a time in our lives when cold showers on St John was what you got. While we have no intention of traveling that road again, we do acknowledge that you won't get the kind of hot water you might get at home. Having said that, other then the lower shower hot water I listed above, there appeared to more than adequate hot water. Everyone loved their outdoor shower experience. Overall grade A

Owners - As I mentioned we had great interaction with both Scott & Patrica. I believe they are willing to be as involved, or not, in your visit as your group requires. We required little involvement so they gave us space, while still letting us know if we needed more, just ask. This was our first island visit where the owner/manager was going to be on property so we did go into the stay with a bit of apprehension. The only thing our group struggled with was shared space (pool & laundry) which we eventually worked out on our end and will not be a concern moving forward. In the end, we rarely saw them so any pre trip apprehension, or shared space worries, were unwarranted. - Overall grade A

Least you think this is a paid endorsement there were some items that might take this property from outstanding to perfect. Here are some thoughts that had very little negative impact on us but might make a big positive difference.

* extra set of sheets for each bed so that we could change sheets mid-stream (we were there for 10 nights).
* figure out an extra chair in the inside sitting area. Our group of 4 ended up bringing in a section of the outside sectional for sitting.
* larger TV? So as I mentioned above, everyone has different needs. Kitchen/Dinner supplies not on our list. Hanging around watching a movie at night we do. A larger TV would be great for us older folks:-)

Conclusion - this is an awesome villa with great owners in a little slice of heaven. If you are reading this review and trying to make a decision... run as fast as you can and book this villa (just don't book our dates please).

Really looking forward to March 2017.

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Liked best: The view with the morning coffee and the ease of interaction with the owners.
Travelling group: Friends
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Management Response
18 Apr 2016
Thanks to the Packett travelers. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and have already booked for next year. On a side note, we do have extra sheets. We will be sure to store them in the bedrooms of the main house. As for the furniture...we bought two brand new "leather" loveseats and had them shipped in with all of our other things. They were stored downstairs until we finished the big house. As soon as we put them out, the "leather" began to shred and shred fast. So we were forced to put our leather (real) couch back in the house and purchase a new chair. New furniture is on our list...Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you in 2017!
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WisTravel...
Wisconsin
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Awesome villa & location”
Reviewed 3 March 2016 for a stay in February 2016
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Just returned from a week at Anchorage Aweigh, and was thoroughly pleased. The location and view can't be beat if you want to be in Coral Bay. The house is beautiful, well maintained, and supplied with everything needed. Towels and linens were great, refreshing and clean pool. The owners (who are onsite in an adjacent property) were extremely friendly and helpful, and were there if and when we needed them for anything. Would not hesitate to stay here again.

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Liked best: Clean, well maintained.
Liked least: Could have used more washcloths and dish towels.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Nanackw
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Outstanding Villa and location”
Reviewed 17 February 2016 for a stay in January 2016

If you want to visit St John, USVI, you should definitely plan on staying at Anchorage Aweigh. The managers and owners, Scott and Patricia, have thought of everything and built a villa that is perfect for any group of friends or family. The views over Coral Bay and the hilly mountainous island are enjoyed morning and night with a comfortable wrap around porch. We loved the well appointed kitchen for evenings when we cooked in or grilled our meal. Linens were lush and the outdoor showers a treat ! Scott and Patricia made sure we were informed about restaurants and beaches on the island, as well as any entertainment. We spent 2 weeks there, loved the ability to do laundry and the casual atmosphere of the island. A great escape and it comes with personal attention that is hard to find.

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Liked best: everything
Liked least: the steep hilly roads
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
18 Feb 2016
Thank you Celeste and Jeff for your great review. It was wonderful meeting all of you and we look forward to seeing you again. Best Regards, Patricia & Scott
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Ellenapri...
Downingtown, Pennsylvania
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Perfection”
Reviewed 17 February 2016 for a stay in January 2016
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We recently returned from what can only be described as a perfect vacation experience at Anchorage Aweigh. Scott and Patricia, the friendly owners, have created a gorgeous home overlooking equally gorgeous Coral Bay. The attention to detail in this stunning home is amazing, and is made even more so by the fact that the owners built this home themselves. The house was immaculately clean when we arrived and Scott and Patrica anticipated our every need, from a well stocked kitchen to coolers and beach chairs.

My husband and I were traveling with friends, and the house is perfect for two couples traveling together. There are two equally lovely master bedrooms on separate floors, each with air conditioning comfortable beds with luxury linens (and great pillows!), private bathrooms with fabulous outdoor showers with plenty of luxurious towels. I saw several reviews here stating the lack of hot water for showers. We didn’t experience that at all. Even with all four of us showering after a day at the beach we found hot water was always available.

We spent a lot of time on the wrap around porch, enjoying our breakfast out there before setting off for the day’s adventures, and sitting back with a glass of wine and the lovely views in the late afternoon before going out to dinner at one of Coral Bay’s great restaurants.

We also enjoyed a dip in the saline pool most afternoons after a day at one of the beautiful St. John beaches.

Scott and Patricia were living in the cottage on the property, and were available for a friendly chat and to give advice if we wanted, but also were very thoughtful of our privacy and had we not initiated conversation, we probably wouldn’t have known they were around. Three cheers for perfect VRBO owners! Thank you Scott and Patricia for sharing your home with us. All four of us agreed that we had a perfect stay at Anchorage Aweigh and would highly recommend this beautiful home to anyone.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
17 Feb 2016
Thank you Mary & Jeff for your kind words. You were awesome guests and we look forward to your return to St. John in the future.
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Gallactic...
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Perfect in Coral Bay”
Reviewed 16 February 2016 for a stay in January 2016

Lovely villa rental in the quiet part of St John- Coral Bay on the eastern end of the tiny island. 2 couples traveled together. We could not have asked for a better rental. Perched up on Sea Grape Hill, we were minutes from great dining, great bars, a small but pretty well stocked grocery store. The lovely beaches of the north shore including Honeymoon, Maho, Hawksnest, Cinnamon and Trunk were only about 15-20 minutes away by car. But for us, the villa as well as Scott and Patricia was really a wonderful centerpiece to our great visit to the island. Scott and Patricia could not have been kinder, helpful- Scott met us at Courtesy Car Rental in Cruz Bay (the "busy" part of St John) and we followed him back to the villa. They suggested several great places to dine. Answered any questions we had etc etc. The home they have built is stunning- 2 beautifully decorated and comfortable bedrooms on separate levels of the home for privacy, both with outdoor showers (the shower on the lower level overlooks the beautiful harbor of Coral Bay). Soft soft soft towels as beach towels. Wonderful wraparound porches where we spend quite a bit of time taking in the beauty of the area. The kitchen was well stocked. Wit so many great places to dine, we never made a dinner there but had breakfasts and sometimes lunch, dining on the outside porch. The rental was absolutely spotless when we arrived and very well maintained. If/when we return to St John, we would hope to stay at this beautiful property again.

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Liked best: The outdoor shower!
Liked least: Wish it wasn't so far from home so we could go more often!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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