from a Tropical Forest

01 Mile

from Hiking Trails


St. John
Skyloft, a modern vacation cottage newly constructed in 2015, is perched on a tropical hillside 600 feet above Coral Bay one mile from the Virgin Islands National Park Border. It is one-half mile from the shops and restaurants of Coral Bay. The home consists of two buildings, a kitchen and a bedroom/bathroom. There is a spacious tile deck, a back deck shaded area, and a 12-foot diameter freshwater pool. There are two tropical outdoor showers. Access to the Skyloft deck and the spectacular view is by way of three flights of stairs from the cement parking area.

Many Coral Bay Restaurants, such as Skinny Legs, Indigo Grill, Pickles, Oasis, and Aqua Bistro, are less than one mile away.

A 10 minute drive northwest brings you to the Maho, Cinnamon, and Trunk Bay beaches. A 10 minute drive east brings you to Salt Pond Beach. Also within this radius are hiking trails, plantation ruins, water sports rentals, restaurants, bars and shops.
The Skyloft indoor kitchen includes a sink, a 2-burner stove top, a small microwave, blender, toaster, a unique, full-capacity, under-counter refrigerator/freezer, cabinets and eat-in counter space for 2. There is a small but complete inventory of cooking pans and pots along with necessary utensils and plates.

The outdoor kitchen features a built-in gas grill, a sink and electricity. There is a sheltered outdoor dining/lounging area between the two buildings. Skyloft is specifically designed for guests seeking privacy and elegant outdoor living.

The bedroom is a separate, enclosed, fully-screened building with a queen-sized bed, ceiling-fan, air conditioning, two closets, and an enclosed bathroom featuring access to an outdoor shower. The outdoor shower has stunning views of Coral Bay, Hurricane Hole, Tortola, Norman Island and the Sir Francis Drake Channel.

The large tiled outdoor deck is perfect for lounging, dining and relaxing. At the east end of the deck is a 12-foot diameter freshwater pool. The second outdoor shower is by the pool.

Skyloft faces Northeast. The sun travels behind the property in the southern sky, providing natural shade for the deck in the morning and in the afternoon. There is all-day shade in the outdoor dining area and off to the side of the deck by the hammock.

The property is secluded and private, surrounded by a lush tropical forest. Coral Bay, St. John was designated the #4 out of 52 places to go by the New York Times on January 7, 2016. Rainwater is collected and stored in cisterns. Water is then pumped through a “whole house” state-of-the-art water filtering and purification system.

Beach towels, beach chairs, and a cooler are available for excursions.

There are three flights of stairs from the upper driveway parking to the Skyloft deck. St. John is steep and volcanic. Guests must rent a 4-wheel-drive Jeep or equivalent vehicle with high road clearance. Secondary roads on the island of St. John are unpaved and not maintained. Late model, all-wheel-drive SUVs, which rental companies consider 4WD, may not have enough road clearance for St. John roads. 3/4 of the .5 mile road from the paved route 107 sea level road to Skyloft is cement roadway. 1/4 of this road is unpaved and requires 4 Wheel Drive.

Skyloft is closed during the months of August and September. Check the calendar for precise closing and opening dates.

Manager’s cancellation policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.