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Coconuts: Indoor/Outdoor Living, Spa, Heated Pool & Privacy!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Three Bedroom, Three Bath Villa, With Numerous High-end Amenities

Coconuts has been fully repaired after Hurricane Irma, and returned to vacation rentals on February 10th, 2018.

Located on Gifft Hill, 750 feet above sea level, Coconuts features a unique combination of panoramic ocean views, spectacular sunsets, extensive outdoor living and dining areas, and numerous high-end amenities. The ocean views are among the finest on St. John, and include up to twenty islands, stretching from French Cap in the south to Grass Cay in the north, and as far away as Vieques and Puerto Rico. Coconuts is known for its spectacular, year-round sunsets, and at night, the twinkling lights of St. Thomas beckon across the waters of Pillsbury Sound. The flat, hilltop location of Coconuts ensures complete privacy and gentle tropical breezes, as well as a flat driveway with ample room for several cars. The entrance is framed by two large coconut palms, and the grounds include a magnificent Flamboyant, gently sloping side and lower lawns, lush tropical landscaping, and mature fruit trees. The many restaurants and shops of Cruz Bay are only a ten minute drive away, all on newly paved major roads.

The pool is solar heated, and at night, the pool light slowly changes colors, with its diffuse hues illuminating the courtyard. The seven-person hot tub is mounted flush with the main deck, and offers panoramic ocean and sunset views. The addition of wide, gentle stairs down to the new lower sundeck provides unobstructed “infinity deck” ocean views from the entrance, pool, and deck chairs.

Coconuts single-level floor plan consists of four hip-roofed buildings centered around the solar heated pool and interior courtyard, and connected by decks, covered walkways, and patio gardens.

Coconuts provides the ultimate in Caribbean indoor/outdoor living. Its outdoor living areas include an interior garden courtyard, the main pool deck with its large, built-in spa, the gazebo with its dining table, couch, chairs, and outdoor sound system, the new billiard porch with its pool table, outdoor kitchen and sound system, and a large new lower sundeck with wrap-around bench seating. Unusual for St. John, Coconuts' grounds are flat and walkable, with large front and side lawns, gorgeous tropical landscaping, and mature fruit trees. An elegant and accurate brass sundial graces the ocean view lawn, and botanical plant labels identify many of the plantings.

Dining options are extensive, and include the great room table for six, the gazebo dining table for six, granite counter dining for six by the outdoor kitchen, and a table for four on the lower sun deck. Dine in the gazebo, at a table with some of the finest ocean and sunset views on St. John.

Coconuts is among only a few St. John villas that offer two kitchens; a fully enclosed main kitchen with a breakfast bar for entertaining the chef, and a complete outdoor kitchen facing the view in the new billiard porch. The outdoor kitchen includes a built-in 36 inch gas grill, Teppanyaki cook surface, dual side burners, hot water sink, fridge, illuminated bar, and granite counter dining for six.

The great room includes a high-definition 100 inch front projection system with a subwoofer, as well as a 42' flat screen TV. Use either to watch a movie from our extensive Blu-ray library, your favorite TV show or sporting event, or photos and videos taken during your visit to St. John. An HD-DVR allows you to record shows or games while you are at the beach, or out on the town.

Coconuts shares ownership with the adjacent villa on Gifft Hill, Plumeria vrbo 472847, and the two villas can be rented together, accommodating larger groups with up to sixteen guests. Lush tropical landscaping provides complete privacy between the two villas, which each have their own large, level, and fully walkable lot. For joint villa rentals, a gate between their lots is unlocked, allowing guests to walk freely between the grounds.

Play a game of pool or table tennis in the new billiard porch, cook and entertain in the beautiful outdoor granite kitchen, enjoy the star-filled skies from the hammock deck, or simply relax in the gazebo, pool, and spa. Whatever you prefer, Coconuts is a truly remarkable villa for your visit to the beautiful island of St. John!

We can accept reservations for stays of less than seven nights; see our note at the bottom of this description.


- Private, flat, hilltop location with panoramic ocean views, spectacular sunsets, and tropical breezes

- Indoor/outdoor living: four buildings centered around a pool, with covered walkways, courtyard gardens, extensive decks, gazebo, porch, and large lawns with tropical fruit trees

- Large lower sundeck, with wrap-around bench seating

- Home theater with 100 inch front projection system and 42” flat-screen TV, rattan recliners, subwoofer, an HD-DVR to record your favorite shows, HD cable with HBO, and a Blu-ray/DVD library with 55 titles

- The pool is solar heated with guest temperature controls, ensuring comfortable swimming all year round

- LED pool lighting lets guests select among five fixed colors, and seven color programs

- Billiard porch with full sized, single-piece slate pool table, spectacular ocean views, and a table tennis top

- The billiard porch includes an outdoor kitchen with a built-in 36 inch gas grill, dual side burner, fridge, sink, Teppanyaki cook surface, illuminated bar, and granite counter dining for six

- Seven person spa with panoramic ocean views, waterfall, and LED color lighting

- Large shaded living and dining gazebo with dining table, couch, chairs, and outdoor sound system

- Whisper-quiet split air conditioning in the master, guest and loft bedrooms

- All rooms feature flat-screen TV's, Blu-ray players, premium cable w/ HBO, iPod-ready sound systems, and blazing fast (18 Mbps), fiber-optic wireless internet

- High-end telescope and binoculars for daytime use and/or star gazing

- Free-standing hip-roofed main kitchen building, with a complete set of Penzeys' spices

- The deluxe massage table can be set up indoors or out on the deck, for a massage with a view.

-Coconuts has a large, yet out of sight solar electric power system, providing a green, carbon neutral stay for our guests.

- Villa-wide UV sterilized and activated charcoal water purification system

- Cordless phones with free unlimited calling to the US mainland

- Roku 3, Netflix, and Pandora One for free unlimited video and music streaming

NOTES: Coconuts has proven to be a very popular villa, so advance planning may be needed to secure a reservation for your chosen dates.

Coconuts is exceptionally well documented. Feel free to contact us and ask for a copy of 'Welcome to Coconuts', which has lots of detailed information about both Coconuts, and the island of St. John.

We will accept stays of less than seven nights. For these shorter stays, we charge a premium over the pro-rated daily rate of 10% for each day less than seven. For example, a five day stay would be the weekly rate * 5/7 * 1.20, where the 1.20 is the 20% premium for a stay two days less than a week. This is to cover fixed villa turnaround expenses such as housecleaning, laundering, and pool and spa maintenance. This less than seven night premium is waived for gap openings, where the villa is already rented contiguously before and after your stay. VRBO's rental charge calculator is not set up to process stays shorter than one week; contact us if you are interested in a shorter stay.

More Details

Kevin and Danielle McCarthy
Member since: 2013
Speaks english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2018

About Kevin and Danielle McCarthy

Kevin and Danielle McCarthy purchased Coconuts in 2010, and began extensive expansion, remodeling, and upgrades, which were completed in early 2012. Coconuts has since become one of the most popular rental villas on St. John. In 2013, we had an opportunity to purchase the adjacent villa on Gifft Hill, Plumeria vrbo 472847, which allows larger groups of up to sixteen guests to be accommodated. At both Coconuts and Plumeria, we are singularly focused on making the guest experience the finest it can possibly be.

Kevin and Danielle McCarthy purchased this villa in 2010

Why Kevin and Danielle McCarthy chose Estate Glucksberg and Grunwald

We were in the market for a villa with incredible ocean views, sunsets, Caribbean indoor / outdoor living, a level floor plan with a flat driveway, quick and easy access to Cruz Bay, and complete privacy. We were delighted to find Coconuts in the summer of 2010, which fulfilled all of our expectations and more. With the renovations and expansion that we embarked upon, Coconuts has gotten even better. We invite you to join our many repeat guests in discovering this tropical gem.

What makes this villa unique

As soon as you step through the doors into the interior courtyard, and see the magnificent ocean panorama stretching out before you, you will fall in love with this wonderful villa. Its benefits include:

- Incredible, panoramic ocean views

- Flat, very private hilltop location

- Magnificent, year-round sunsets

- Solar heated pool with LED color lighting

- Seven person spa with panoramic views

- Indoor / Outdoor Caribbean living

- Billiard porch with granite outdoor kitchen


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation villa rental in Estate Glucksberg and Grunwald, Virgin Islands

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children not allowed ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • 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 ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master bathroom - toilet , shower , Vanity with dual sinks
    Guest bathroom - toilet , shower
    Great room / Loft bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master bedroom - 1 king
    Guest bedroom - 1 queen
    Loft bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • All three bedrooms feature whisper quiet split A/C systems
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Email the owners for a richly documented information packet on this unique tropical getaway


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average rating of 4.939394 based on 33 reviews
Manheim, Pennsylvania

Coconuts is AMAZING!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to St. John and it was nothing short of spectacular! Kevin and Danielle were wonderful to work with. Their villa is perfect!! Close to Cruz Bay, a view that can't be beat, lots to do, hot tub, heated pool, pool table, corn hole, movies and hammock. Well supplied with everything you might need, chairs, coolers, beach towels, snorkels etc.... We loved making pancakes and sausage on the teppanyaki grill in the morning while enjoying our coffee and the amazing view :)!! The outside deck of Coconuts is just incredible ... we loved playing pool and cornhole in the evenings. And enjoyed supper under the gazebo while watching the hummingbirds. We only went inside to sleep. We were all over the island and were able to enjoy all the hikes and beaches that we hoped to do and see! Snorkeled every day! We started on Maho Bay which was a great choice as we got to snorkel with many many turtles and fish! Amazing! Chartered the Busy Bee boat with Captain Jeremy (highly recommend). He took us completely around St. John and stopped various places for us to snorkel. He was a wealth of knowledge. And we had lunch from the Pizza Pi boat (exceptional) - and very cool concept (pizza on the water)! Coconuts is absolutely a perfect "home" base to explore the entire island!! And should we visit again - we won't hesitate to book Coconuts! It can't be beat!! So book today! St. John is ready for visitors and needs you back as they continue their recovery efforts. Thank you Kevin and Danielle for your hospitality, kindness, and sharing your home in paradise with us! We hope to visit again someday. Blessings to you!

  • Submitted: 1-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Words and pictures can’t begin to describe the beauty!!🌞🌺🌴

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Coconuts was fro 5/7-5/19/2018. There were 6 of us in our group, this villa was PERFECT!! The view was AMAZING!! There is not one picture that could be posted that would remotely bring justice to how beautiful it actually is!! I know this because I think I took several 100 trying!!🤪?. We brought to coolers of food and enjoyed cooking in the outdoor living space all but 2 nights!! Again that view....why would we want to be anywhere else for sunsets!!!😎?. Kevin and Danielle were beyond accommodating, prior to arrival we had asked about a crockpot so we could do dinners prior to leaving for the beach and having it ready when we returned, they didn’t have one but Kevin had one shipped down and was waiting for us on arrival!!! A++. There was an issue with the WiFi when we got there, within a few days again Kevin had an IT guy there to address the problem and we were good to go!! The wildlife in our yard was so cool!! We had about 8 iguanas that were there every morning digging holes, chickens with baby chicks and of course the roosters!! We had a very large hermit crab on the deck space that hung out almost our entire stay, and coming home to a deer feeding in the yard I believe topped it off!! Just AMAZING!! The one and only down fall (if you want to call it that) I can say was that the sister villa next door Plumeria was under construction and the noise started at 7am everyday we were there...including Saturday and Sunday!!! As well as construction on the other side of us as well. We decided we had a love hate relationship as we totally understood what was going on and why but at the same time there was not one morning for a peaceful cup of coffee!🤪?. Most people were kind, but defiantly ran into a few very grumpy ones. Our group was mixed with couples who have been pre Irma and a couple who enjoyed this peace of heaven for the first time. The first timers could see the cuts and bruises but still fell in love and will return again!! For those of us who have been before....of course there were several jaw dropping and tear flowing moments but once you got past that, this island is still BEAUTIFUL!!! If I had to describe her it would be “exposed”. She is still amazingly peaceful and beautiful and we will be back again hopefully sooner than later!!! So those questioning a return visit....DON’T!!! Go...Enjoy...Love❤️

  • Submitted: 21-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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How We Miss That View

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at Coconuts from 3/1/18 - 3/9/18 and had a wonderful memory filled week. Words and pictures cannot describe the breathtaking view that becomes part of your daily life while staying here. It is impossible to step outside of any room without gazing out and having that WOW factor morning, noon or night day after day. We were a family of 6 plus my infant grandson and the villa was perfect for our needs. Kevin and Danielle, the owners, were a pleasure to work with and dealt with any concerns promptly. They have worked very hard to repair the hurricane damage and Coconuts looks great. The solar heater was not working for the pool so we did not use it as it was too cool for our liking. However, they were working on resolving that issue upon our departure. We loved using the teppanyaki grill in the outside kitchen, playing pool, cornhole, and stargazing with their powerful telescope. Be sure to check out the laser beam on it. The loft bedroom is accessed with open stairs that could be difficult for someone older, but our children were fine. Mosquitoes were more of a problem up there than in the other bedrooms, but they were installing mosquito nets to help. Sunsets are absolutely amazing and we tried most nights to be home to enjoy them from the hot tub. The trip into Cruz Bay is only about 10 minutes and we did it frequently. Don’t hesitate to book this beautiful villa for a truly wonderful vacation in paradise.

  • Submitted: 26-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our party of six was the first group to stay at Coconuts post Irma. Kevin and Danielle worked tirelessly to ready the villa for our arrival. In fact, a crew was finishing their work on the outdoor kitchen as we walked through the entry gate. We were thrilled with all Coconuts had to offer cooking every night in the new outdoor kitchen, enjoying sunsets from the hot tub, and sleeping soundly on new mattresses after long days of hiking and beaching. The villa is well stocked with everything from spices to snorkles! Our hosts anticipated our every need and made certain our stay on Post Irma St. John was nothing less than spectacular. We can't wait to plan our next visit.

Lisa Harper

  • Submitted: 21-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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As wonderful as last year's stay

  • 5 of 5

Second time at Coconuts... love this place. Perfect location, 10 minutes from town and 20 minutes from beaches but still very private. View is as incredible as I remember it! Can't say enough good things about the house and the owners who are wonderful to work with. Don't hesitate! Book it... just not when I want it :)

Already booked again for next year. Countdown has begun!

  • Submitted: 22-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic view, wonderful place to stay, pool, hot tub

  • 5 of 5

When our greeter opened the door of Coconuts, our mouths dropped open. The view was so spectacular. Even more beautiful than the photos. Everything we could ask for was in the home. We spent the first night there making dinner on the Tappanyaki and grill and watching the sunset from the hot tub. Than a great game of pool. Each morning we would sit in the outdoor table and plan our day of snorkeling. We brought our own equipment, but they have everything you need if you didn't . We did borrow the boogie boards and they were fun. The bedrooms are so nice, the loft bedroom has the bathroom downstairs, so that would be better for someone younger. We spent most of the time outdoors, but one night we watched a movie (they have a large list of DVDs) on their projector which was like being at the movies. So nice! The owners have supplied a book which lists just about everything you could need, also places to eat and snorkel, ect. Coconuts is clean and well-cared for and has every amenity. It was like heaven and we are definitely going to go back. My friends saw the pictures on Facebook, and now they all want to go! Thanks to the owners for sharing their little slice of heaven with us. We really loved it!

  • Submitted: 14-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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About St. John:

Travelers have once again voted St. John their #1 Caribbean destination in 2013, and for good reason. Thanks to the foresight of the philanthropist and naturalist Laurence Rockefeller, two-thirds of St. John has been and will in perpetuity be preserved in its original state, as part of the U. S. Virgin Islands National Park. Its 35 picture-perfect white sand beaches are each unique, with many of these lying within the boundaries of the National Park. As a result, when you turn away from the Caribbean Sea and look inland, you witness unspoiled virgin green hillsides, looking much as they did back in 1493, when Christopher Columbus discovered and named these islands. St. John's hilly terrain, and the literally hundreds of islands and cays that surround it, provide unmatched vistas and photographic opportunities from all around the island. The V.I. National Park maintains dozens of excellent hiking trails, and well preserved ruins from the era of the sugar mills allow you to step back in time to that earlier period. Despite large tracts of undeveloped natural beauty, St. John also offers extensive fine dining options, and the seaside village of Cruz Bay has many interesting shops to peruse.

If this will be your first visit to St. John, you are in for a treat!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation villa rental in Estate Glucksberg and Grunwald, Virgin Islands

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Thanksgiving 2018
Nov 17 2018 - Nov 25 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$46 per night, per additional guest
Holiday 2018-2019
Dec 15 2018 - Jan 5 2019
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$46 per night, per additional guest
High Season 2019
Jan 6 2019 - Apr 27 2019
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$46 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$46 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

We prefer either a VRBO/HomeAway eCheck or a check by mail, but also accept credit cards via VRBO/HomeAway.

For stays of less than seven nights, we charge a premium over the pro-rated daily rate of 10% for each day less than seven. For example, a five day stay would be the weekly rate * 5/7 * 1.20, where the 1.20 is the 20% premium for a stay two days less than a week. This is to cover fixed villa turnaround expenses such as housecleaning, laundering, your greeter, and pool and spa maintenance. This less than seven night premium is waived for gap openings, where the villa is already rented contiguously before and after your stay. VRBO's rental charge calculator does not properly account for these cases; we will contact you if a premium is required.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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